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by AJR
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: Worst Finishing Moves
Replies: 34
Views: 5925

Re: Worst Finishing Moves

Doing a big jumping tombstone when you don't wear kneepads or even boots seems hella crazy, which is why it's not surprising at all that he falls forward to protect himself.

But like, it's not really a tombstone at that stage.
by AJR
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Australian Indy Wrestling - Home of TMDK
Replies: 346
Views: 71957

Re: Australian Indy Wrestling - Home of TMDK

Yeah, I'm sad the show was as bad as it was. They paid for some great Aussie workers. Docherty is the guy Will Ospreay blasted on social media for not paying his guys, and a lot of the better local talent refuse to work for him. So the end result was a show where most of the talent is ultra green. A...
by AJR
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Australian Indy Wrestling - Home of TMDK
Replies: 346
Views: 71957

Re: Australian Indy Wrestling - Home of TMDK

If anyone is curious, UCW in New Zealand are streaming their show for free in about 15 minutes. They're also running an invasion angle angle and bringing over a bunch of Aussie wrestlers. If you're an MCW fan you'll recognise them; Caveman Ugg, Syd Parker, Alan Payne, Avary and Kellyanne. https://yo...
by AJR
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: For those that have been in a ring - Does it change the way you evaluate wrestling?
Replies: 20
Views: 3723

Re: For those that have been in a ring - Does it change the way you evaluate wrestling?

I get why guys like Kane and Randy Orton get so much praise, but I'm personally not much of a fan either. Timing and positioning are important parts of wrestling, but I still watch wrestling as a fan. A big part of why I enjoy the podcast is because I share a similar taste in matches to you guys. I ...
by AJR
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: For those that have been in a ring - Does it change the way you evaluate wrestling?
Replies: 20
Views: 3723

Re: For those that have been in a ring - Does it change the way you evaluate wrestling?

I nitpick a lot of little things that most wrestling reviewers don't notice. Stuff like feeding correctly, rushing through spots, sloppy Irish whips. Knowing what moves suck to take, and what moves look brutal but are actually pretty clean changes my reaction to things too. Like the big chair bump A...
by AJR
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Australian Indy Wrestling - Home of TMDK
Replies: 346
Views: 71957

Re: Australian Indy Wrestling - Home of TMDK

I mean, there's plenty of good stuff outside of those 4 though. RCW in Adelaide is great. Newcastle Pro Wrestling is great. Wrestling Go is wacky and pretty out there and different from the rest. IWA in Sydney and NHPW in Perth are solid. Melbourne has a bunch of mid-tier indies that generally put o...
by AJR
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Australian Indy Wrestling - Home of TMDK
Replies: 346
Views: 71957

Re: Australian Indy Wrestling - Home of TMDK

I'd love for Australia to have it's own super indy fed, but good gawd that would be expensive. Most companies are run pretty conservatively down here because that's how they need to operate to survive. I don't even know anyone that's currently within the scene who has the means or would want to set ...
by AJR
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: King's Road - The All Japan Thread
Replies: 2085
Views: 339657

Re: King's Road - The All Japan Thread

Slade actually resides in Australia these days. He moved to Melbourne after a short stint in the UK. He's currently the champ in two Melbourne companies.

Nice guy. Good wrestler. Hope he does well.
by AJR
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: My BOLA Experience, SPOILER warning!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2657

Re: My BOLA Experience, SPOILER warning!!!

This was great to read. Normally I'm happy to wait for DVD reviews to come out before seeing what happened in PWG, but I was keen to hear what fans had to say as soon as Jonah and Banks were announced. I haven't been hugely invested in PWG as of late outside of Chuck Taylor's big win, but I can't wa...
by AJR
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Australian Indy Wrestling - Home of TMDK
Replies: 346
Views: 71957

Re: Australian Indy Wrestling - Home of TMDK

http://wrestleradioaustralia.libsyn.com/drawing-heat-mr-juicy-vol-2-electric-boogaloo Mr. Juicy did a podcast with the drawing heat guys where he goes into detail about how the New Japan tryouts came about. Also shares some gross stories and talk about Soccer for a bit. Worth a listen, and they get...
by AJR
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Australian Indy Wrestling - Home of TMDK
Replies: 346
Views: 71957

Re: Australian Indy Wrestling - Home of TMDK

I understand where you're coming from, but the whole concept of having noticeable international attention around Australian wrestling is pretty new. It's not like this is the first time an Australian wrestling company has brought over well known international talent and had good matches with them. N...
by AJR
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Australian Indy Wrestling - Home of TMDK
Replies: 346
Views: 71957

Re: Australian Indy Wrestling - Home of TMDK

Yes. And yes.

I know that's vague, but I'm not part of the NZ scene and I don't really know if it's my place to talk about it. Let's just say I'm not surprised this thing blew up.
by AJR
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: VOW Flagship: G1 Finals Preview, Aussie Scene, Onita & more!
Replies: 26
Views: 4649

Re: VOW Flagship: G1 Finals Preview, Aussie Scene, Onita & more!

Couple of things you might be interested in regarding the whole Australian scene discussion: Mr Juicy actually went to Japan at the start of this year and started making deals with NJPW in the hopes of bring a New Japan show to Australia. I'm pretty sure he's the guy leading the charge behind the NJ...
by AJR
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Australian Indy Wrestling - Home of TMDK
Replies: 346
Views: 71957

Re: Australian Indy Wrestling - Home of TMDK

It lead to TMDK going over to Japan and a couple of Japanese wrestlers coming over. That's about it. It wasn't a new company that carried the Zero1 moniker; NWA Pro Australia morphed into Zero1 Australia, and when that name no longer meant much, it became Wrestle Rampage, which is still a big fed to...