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Avengers23

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We avoid Bixenspan's Twitter flare-ups, but here's a piece of actual journalism that's worth reading.

 

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We avoid Bixenspan's Twitter flare-ups, but here's a piece of actual journalism that's worth reading.

This has been a pretty open secret for years now. Bix is making use of his DMs and great ass to get these scoops in the open.
 

SilentMike03

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Boa vs. Jordan Miles was okay. Boa is obviously green and I really hate Jordan's super smiley thing.

Killian Dain was wasted with Sanity.

Good Keith Lee promo. It doesn't make up for how they booked him, but I appreciate when they can turn it into motivation for the character.
 

SilentMike03

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Montez Ford is sooo good.

*Burch has Dawkins in a crossface*
*Ford kicks Burch to break it up*
Burch: *glares*
Ford: YEAH I DID IT

lol

I would say Sanity was wasted, but yeah
Sanity was a bad gimmick.

I thought he looked good in his first squash, but Mendoza makes everyone look good.

This latest go he looked middling. The spinning kick really should be his finish. His rolling cutter just looks bad.
I think a guy with his size would be better served with a power move than a strike for a finish, but yeah the cutter is shit.
 

RecRoulette

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Hopefully they're not talking WWE. The ol' "Stand up for WWE, WWE fans" email Dan sent to everyone was...smh
I feel like I shouldn't want to know but I'm morbidly curious about this.

Giantbomb talking about WWE is meh.

If they actually watch wrestling they enjoy (new or old) I would be interested
Expecting 75% WWE talk, 20 percent AEW talk focusing on Jebailey vs Nakazawa and the Ryu/Ken/Akuma outfits, and 5 percent Alex trying in vain to talk about NJPW before they sidetrack into Enzo/Janela's nonsense.
 

Serene

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Dave making it sound like NJPW is still ice cold on AEW

Essentially what happened is that well before the announcement of AEW, NJPW was told by The Young Bucks and others, what the plans were and that they wanted to work together. New Japan’s response was to pull all the Americans that they thought were going to AEW off New Year’s Dash and beat everyone at the Tokyo Dome. Still, a meeting was scheduled after the Tokyo Dome. New Japan’s reaction was they were working with ROH, and they had to given the agreed upon Madison Square Garden show. But from that point it was cold. Even though Kenny Omega contractually can work for New Japan, New Japan has not attempted to book him and it’s to the point that the subjects of AEW and Omega are not allowed to be acknowledged by anyone in New Japan. While things can always change, really with just one phone call, the idea that people think an Omega vs. Kota Ibushi match will be at one of the Tokyo Domes in January is simply not the case.
 

Serene

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Sounds like the future of LAX is still up in the air. I still think they’d be insane to not go to AEW.

LAX is under contract for about a month. They’ve gotten significant offers from both WWE and AEW. No decision has been made. There are those in WWE who believe they will be starting in September there, but most close to the situation expect the decision will be AEW.
 

Duncan

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Watched Shingo vs Ospreay again.

Ospreay is very much in the running for Performer of the Year. Twitter mistakes/shenanigans aside, I don’t know how you can write this guy off as anything other than the best in the planet right now. Honestly same with Shingo.
 

Serene

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Unsure if anyone posted this yet?

Syuri is returning to wrestling next month! Her UFC contract is up.

 

SeroTyler

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I would love AEW and New Japan to work together, but NJPW pushed The Elite to the moon for years, almost at the expense of the booking, and then lent their top guy to a show they were running "for fun" and got absolutely burned and their US expansion basically taken from them. I don't blame them one bit if they never work with AEW.
 

Sweeney Swift

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Bless Bayley for trying though

New Japan really need to get over themselves.
Agreed completely. Had them all for an extra day but just wanted them out, had Kenny contracted during the New Beginning US shows but didn't want him around even before the visa shit went down, had them saying they wanted to keep working together and won't return calls now, and now they're wondering why their shows are flopping here. I still love their product, and the thing with Trent did suck, but they had chance after chance to keep Kenny long-term year after year and stuck with the dumb 1-year thing, and I've got less than no sympathy for them wanting a partnership where only they benefit and then being mad ROH is the best they can make work with that kind of toxic mentality
 

Serene

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Agreed completely. Had them all for an extra day but just wanted them out, had Kenny contracted during the New Beginning US shows but didn't want him around even before the visa shit went down, and now they're wondering why their shows are flopping here. I still love their product, and the thing with Trent did suck, but they had chance after chance to keep Kenny long-term year after year and stuck with the dumb 1-year thing, and I've got less than no sympathy for them wanting a partnership where only they benefit and then being mad ROH is the best they can make work with that kind of toxic mentality
They had Kenny under contract for two years from 2017-19

But yes I agree with all that
 

Buckle

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The Elite had the chance to make a real difference in the US scene and improve things, one they couldn't have done by staying with NJPW.

They did the right thing. The business needs something like AEW. Wrestlers already have more leverage and are getting paid better just from them existing.