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by Ferrante207
Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: VOW Special Projects
Topic: Why is every good match a MOTYC
Replies: 15
Views: 7228

Re: Why is every good match a MATYC

Calling something a "MOTYC contender" is the graps equivalent of the classic journalism/click bait hook of "If you only read one thing about X today, read this".
by Ferrante207
Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE NXT 2016
Replies: 2036
Views: 469357

Re: WWE NXT 2016

Second week in a row with a 4+ star match and a tremendous Joe promo has put the show back in place as my favorite weekly show this year. Next week looks pretty solid and I wonder if we'll know by then if the rumors of Jax going to the main roster are true. I really hope it's not as she is someone ...
by Ferrante207
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: G1 Climax Odds, Ring of Honor Turmoil, TNA Ratings & Your Questions!
Replies: 21
Views: 5748

Re: G1 Climax Odds, Ring of Honor Turmoil, TNA Ratings & Your Questions!

Lanza's conception of the pokemon man is essentially the comic book guy from the Simpsons.
by Ferrante207
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic/Sports
Topic: Do you drink at wrestling shows?
Replies: 18
Views: 7631

Do you drink at wrestling shows?

Was unsure where to put this. Do you get drunk when you attend wrestling shows? I typically hate crowds so I like to have a few when I attend shows. I do believe this inhibits my critical ability. What's your philosophy on this? Get drunk and have the show wash over you? Stay sober and have a tighte...
by Ferrante207
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: The Honor Roll: ROH's 50 Greatest Wrestlers Ever
Topic: What are the essential 20-25 ROH matches?
Replies: 33
Views: 14266

Re: What are the essential 20-25 ROH matches?

It's so funny how fallible memory can be/how different our reads of the crowd were. Me: meh, guy under me: bonkers, guy under him average. Full disclosure: 4 or 5 cocktails were consumed at that war of the worlds show.
by Ferrante207
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: The Honor Roll: ROH's 50 Greatest Wrestlers Ever
Topic: What are the essential 20-25 ROH matches?
Replies: 33
Views: 14266

Re: What are the essential 20-25 ROH matches?

Roddy vs. Tanahashi last year should have been portrayed as a legendary match, but it was basically treated like any other match on the floor. But Roddy just covered in blood almost finishing off Tanahashi should be something the company references forever. I was front row for this match and the cr...
by Ferrante207
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 1534928

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

I just think it's especially interesting as to what will happen when NJPW starts running its own events in America. Kidani said he thinks NJPW on its own can fill a 3,000-4,000 seater building, and I don't think he's wrong. I don't know. Seems a bit overly ambitious. I think they could fill somethi...
by Ferrante207
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: Call for questions - 7/13 Flagship
Replies: 32
Views: 8477

Re: Call for questions - 7/13 Flagship

A rich specific question: as a married man with a career, how do you keep up with all the NBA and graps without fracturing your relationship?
by Ferrante207
Sun May 29, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 1534928

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

One point lost in all of this is the importance of "glue guys" or "ring general" types such as romero and fish. They are able to keep the flow of the match together and make sure the spots don't look as choreographed.
by Ferrante207
Sun May 29, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE Brand Split 2016
Replies: 298
Views: 62491

Re: WWE Brand Split 2016

I am in the "anything different from wwe's all to stagnant tv offerings is a good thing" camp.
by Ferrante207
Sun May 29, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: VOW Special Projects
Topic: Why Hide My Love of Pro Wrestling?
Replies: 13
Views: 5811

Re: Why Hide My Love of Pro Wrestling?

Being a wrestling is just another geeky subculture, no different then playing World of Warcraft or watching anime or even obsessing over a fantasy football team. I don't go out of my way to share that I'm a fan, but if it comes up in conversation I don't hide it, and I'm not shy about wearing my wr...
by Ferrante207
Sun May 29, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 1534928

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

The true test will be if guys like Ricochet and Ospreay can put together big time main event matches with emotional depth in the vein of HHH/Austin or Okada/Tana.

I understand part of this involves booking. Building them up so the matches have levity, which is tricky with juniors.
by Ferrante207
Sun May 29, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 1534928

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Fighting spirit strike exchanges are just as unrealistic and absurd as trading aerial moves. Dropping your hands and jutting out your chin to receive strikes would get most knock'd out within seconds. The difference is that fighting spirit sequences have been indoctrinated into the generally accepte...
by Ferrante207
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: The Lucha Underground Thread
Replies: 666
Views: 175832

Re: The Lucha Underground Thread

This is why I've been saying not to get hung up on LU S2 as only being 26 episodes. Forget the "season" thing for a moment - they got 39 episodes in their first order, and now they'll end up with around 52 episodes the second time thru. Perhaps a morale booster for the crew. Announcing a third seas...
by Ferrante207
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Ospreay joins NJPW
Replies: 28
Views: 9558

Re: Ospreay joins NJPW

I can think of 5 dope match-ups for Ospreay in the juniors off the top of my head. This should be really fun.