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by suplexberry
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE NXT 2018 (A-show schedule in OP)
Replies: 220
Views: 33502

Re: WWE NXT 2018 (A-show schedule in OP)

Watched Almas vs Black & the main event. Surprised myself by being more invested in the title match than Gargano vs Ciampa. I haven't been following week to week but I have caught some stuff online and I loved the two as a tag team obviously so thought the final confrontation would get over pretty q...
by suplexberry
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)
Replies: 235
Views: 27469

Re: WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)

Spring Break 2 was incredible fun. Fite.tv app was not without hiccups but considering I managed to buy the show without spending money thanks to their credit-reward system, I can't hate on them too much. PCO vs WALTER was match of the night without a doubt, The Clusterfuck had me entertained throuh...
by suplexberry
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: VOW Flagship: WrestleMania Weekend 2018 Preview
Replies: 27
Views: 3228

Re: VOW Flagship: WrestleMania Weekend 2018 Preview

Can I get some directions to cubsfan's ebook? Looking on his blog and can't find it http://www.thecubsfan.com/cmll/2018/02/16/the-2017-luchablog-abstract-is-now-available/ I started off with part 2, because I love hearing about all off-the-beaten-path shows. Kelly and Rich have great chemistry, was...
by suplexberry
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 714983

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

I think a tag title match now that EVIL is back would have made the card seem a bit more beefed up. Why save up KES vs EVIL/SANADA? Especially if the intent is to make EVIL/SANADA as a dominant tag team (pls, pls no hot potato). As somebody who went to Sakura Genesis last year (and no I will never s...
by suplexberry
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 714983

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Like Long Beach, I didn't hear a whole lot of the English commentary but what I did hear was plenty. Absolutely inexcusable. As was the TV production as a whole. Sloppy angles, missed spots, awkward lingering shots on random audience members for a second or two long, plus for whatever reason the sou...
by suplexberry
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 714983

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

They should work harder. They don't, because they don't have to. The benefits of tag matches but also the disadvantages of them have been discussed ad nauseum at this point. But I think the argument for doing more singles matches on the US cards is a valid one. Not because you can't have a few 8 man...
by suplexberry
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: VOW Flagship: Daniel Bryan return, Sabre wins NJ Cup & more!
Replies: 20
Views: 2279

Re: VOW Flagship: Daniel Bryan return, Sabre wins NJ Cup & more!

Nah, I get where Joe is coming from with this. Modern Manias are modern Manias - very expensive, usually not worth the price, very long shows. You can get a "big show feel" elsewhere and you'll probably enjoy it more from the comfort of your hotel room or home couch. If you're super-invested in the ...
by suplexberry
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: VOW Flagship: Daniel Bryan return, Sabre wins NJ Cup & more!
Replies: 20
Views: 2279

Re: VOW Flagship: Daniel Bryan return, Sabre wins NJ Cup & more!

The Daniel Bryan comeback is pretty bittersweet for me, and you guys went over a lot of the reasons why. He's a guy so passionate about wrestling that the indy scene would really be great for him. He's talked about innovating his style so it's less heavy on impact (though as you said, all wrestling ...
by suplexberry
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: All In: September 1
Replies: 153
Views: 21478

Re: All In: September 1

How do people feel about the possibility of Nick vs Matt on this show? I'm not enthused, but the storyline could potentially sell me on it. I think there's a better match in them being torn apart briefly by Cody's manipulation, THEN re-uniting for All In against somebody. These guys are well-honed t...
by suplexberry
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: VOW Flagship: Fastlane, New Japan Cup, WrestleMania Card
Replies: 15
Views: 2001

Re: VOW Flagship: Fastlane, New Japan Cup, WrestleMania Card

Yeah, I think the strong reaction to such stuff is mostly not trusting WWE to do the right thing, make a point of it, and instead just do it because it's easy, lazy and even for weird petty reasons like having a dig at their own performer. They have done "u fat" (or its sister "u ugly") in women's f...
by suplexberry
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: VOW Flagship: NJPW 46th Review, Fastlane Preview, #AllIn & more!
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: VOW Flagship: NJPW 46th Review, Fastlane Preview, #AllIn & more!

I think context for a match definitely matters, and what you expect or don't expect out of it. Sometimes that is the context of the promotion and the general expectation based on that, sometimes it's other factors. There's a world of difference between discovering something on your own and watching ...
by suplexberry
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 714983

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

I try and have low expectations of the Cup because every year some matches that look to be bangers end up not being very good at all, or just disappointing (last year Suzuki vs Shibata for example) but also matches that are just as good or better than expected. Juice vs Yujiro took its time to get g...
by suplexberry
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 714983

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

I think my perspective on Okada has changed. I am finding it more and more difficult to get into his matches these days. I don't think it is ever an issue that a wrestler has a formula, because I think that is one of the things that fans come to shows for, to see the match that such-and-such wrestle...
by suplexberry
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 714983

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

I thought maybe it needed to be a more compact match or tell a different kind of story. What they did was cool and impressive, I especially liked Ospreay's counters to Okada's offence and the initial chain wrestling sequences. The match quite frankly struggled to hold my attention, which could've be...
by suplexberry
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Wrestle-1 thread
Replies: 287
Views: 40554

Re: Wrestle-1 thread

I know maybe max 2 people on this board care but I'm gonna review the February Korakuen regardless. W-1 is doing a small jr heavy tournament named Cruiser Fes, the show featured some first round matches. Alejandro is a debuting wrestler, a smaller guy with a masked gimmick who seems to be your stand...