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by thecubsfan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: Ring of Honor (Discussion)
Replies: 1514
Views: 194326

Re: Ring of Honor (Discussion)

excess thoughts after last Saturday's live experience - Hechicero seemed surprisingly the most over of the CMLL guys in Chicago. The loudest fans for him, and for most of the lucha guys on that show, were a bunch of fans who attend the GALLI lucha libre shows a couple of minutes down the road and th...
by thecubsfan
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: All Elite Wrestling (Discussion)
Replies: 172
Views: 16901

Re: Official All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Thread

Alex Marvez is gone* so I hope the next thing AEW ditches is the Casino Battle Royal. I'm thinking about it how we don't know about half the field in the match on Saturday, which means there's going to be 1-3 surprise people in each group of five people. Maybe there's another Road to coming tomorrow...
by thecubsfan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: All Elite Wrestling (Discussion)
Replies: 172
Views: 16901

Re: Official All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Thread

Everything Elite went over the logistical issues with running TV on Wednesdays and house shows on Saturdays. I do think it is probably needed for the younger members of the roster to get some work without the pressure of hitting a TV time and maybe there are some financial needs to run a certain amo...
by thecubsfan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: All Elite Wrestling (Discussion)
Replies: 172
Views: 16901

Re: Official All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Thread

if I told you "Tully Blanchard just showed up as part of an Elite member's storyline", you would only need one guess to figure out which one, right? You'd have the answer before I finished asking the question, probably. (That Spear feud would've been more effective if we hadn't seen Cody since the c...
by thecubsfan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE (Discussion)
Replies: 3290
Views: 389646

Re: Official WWE Thread

NXT is going to get so raided (again) after Takeover. If not sooner.
by thecubsfan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 692798

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

I am dumbstruck by that show (and the second stage) selling out and selling out so fast after the problems with the smaller level shows earlier this year and no talent being announced (and every hint about the talent being "hey, don't get too excited for lots of outside people being flown over.") It...
by thecubsfan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 692798

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

FWIW, Lance Archer says he's back for the Kizuna Road tour on the Cabana podcast today and Cabana is definitely not in the G1 (which he jokes is because he's already doing his yearly comedy thing but doesn't actually believe he would've been part of it otherwise.)
by thecubsfan
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: Ring of Honor (Discussion)
Replies: 1514
Views: 194326

Re: *NEW* ROH Thread. Keep it clean.

Josh and his group went to both shows this weekend, the only way he should've been taken backstage is to give him some sort of thank you. The show last night seemed better attended but may have been more depressing. Every time they shot from the floor up into the ring, the background was the sea of ...
by thecubsfan
Wed May 29, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: Jon Moxley on Jericho's Pod
Replies: 14
Views: 869

Re: Jon Moxley on Jericho's Pod

Nothing in wwe will change as long as Vince is in charge The podcast could not be clearer on that point. It is amazing how little anyone else, HHH especially, comes up. There are generally nameless faceless writers in this tale, but they just exist as extensions of Vince. Being labeled as the goofy...
by thecubsfan
Wed May 22, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 692798

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

In my head, the storyline here is Lance Archer gets a G1 spot if and only if he sells a certain amount of G1 Dallas tickets in time.
by thecubsfan
Tue May 21, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 692798

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

https://twitter.com/Tama_Tonga/status/1123904341704880130 It probably doesn't help the perception of the tag teams that they're treated like midcard (or worse) singles performers in the G1 every year. Doesn't really help Tama to go 3-6 at this point. Hi. https://twitter.com/defyNW/status/1130258181...
by thecubsfan
Tue May 14, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: Ring of Honor (Discussion)
Replies: 1514
Views: 194326

Re: *NEW* ROH Thread. Keep it clean.

my dumbest hot take of the weekend is Kelly Klein is possibly the best-booked woman in a US promotion right now (maybe Baszler? maybe Tessa?) and so it is all that more amazing how not over she is for it. If you replace her with anyone who was either popular or well regarded as a wrestler and have t...
by thecubsfan
Sat May 11, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: VOW Flagship: AEW TV, Magee/Hart, BOSJ, Dontaku, Dragon Gate & more!
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: VOW Flagship: AEW TV, Magee/Hart, BOSJ, Dontaku, Dragon Gate & more!

When the XFL was reintroduced, and especially after the FOX/WWE deal, the business selling point was TV networks paying so much for live sports content would ensure the XFL worked out. The TV networks didn't want to pay for AAF and they're not really paying for the XFL in a meaningful fashion. This ...
by thecubsfan
Thu May 02, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 692798

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread



It probably doesn't help the perception of the tag teams that they're treated like midcard (or worse) singles performers in the G1 every year. Doesn't really help Tama to go 3-6 at this point.
by thecubsfan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: All Elite Wrestling (Discussion)
Replies: 172
Views: 16901

Re: Official All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Thread

The perception on battle royals is definitely that it's an idea that you do with people you have no idea for - they leaned into that with Chuck & Trent on Being the Elite this week - but the perception of the All In Battle Royal is that it was the best version of that and so they just have to do it ...