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    All Elite Wrestling trademarks filed

    Someone on Twitter probably still thinks they're too cheap though.
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    Romance angles

    Mania itself was a superb twist, what followed was disappointing but everything to that point was surprisingly well executed. The intergender tag at Armageddon was so ahead of its time, its time hasn't happened yet, and Jericho was excellent in portraying his conflict.
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    All Elite Wrestling trademarks filed

    People are getting worked up over Political Correctness. To steal a line, they're forgetting that even Political Correctness itself used to be called Spastic Gaytalk.
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    Random Thoughts III.

    Reminds me of one of my most hated finishes in company history - Rock vs HHH vs X-Pac for the I title the night after Fully Loaded 98. Rocky takes a walk and gets counted out. Tony Chimel forced to simply announce "The Rock has lost this match" in lieu of a winner because.... well, did they both win, or what?? Very close to the time the Outlaws were somehow able to win a multi-team by pinning each other. Fucking Russo, man.
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    That Star Trek thread somebody was talking about

    Oh, it did my nut every time I realized I was stuck with an O'Brien episode, they seemed to come around like one in three!! My highlight of DS9 upon a rewatch is definitely the appalling behaviour of Dr Bashir, intergalactic sexpest.
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    Romance angles

    Not strong enough.
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    Romance angles

    This is actually the worst "storyline" relationship of all time because the presentation on TV, if you actually pay attention, has been a dreadful mess of the storyline version and real life with no consistency. They had their daterape wedding, Steph got Stockholm Syndrome and started going with it, they had an acrimonious split that actually involved physical violence to each other, later on into 2002 when both were babyfaces had a forced level of "ex banter" when they were on TV.... then years later were just presented as a happily married couple for no other reason than we're not idiots and know they're a couple in real life so they couldn't be bothered writing storylines to contradict that anymore.
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    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    We'll learn a lot about how much they want to listen to what the fans want and how rigidly they stick to "the plan." A triple threat would be a massive pussy out job, Becky going over Charlotte to REPLACE her in the Ronda match in spite of Vinces wishes would be a good if unnecessary detour.
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    Smackdown Discussion Thread

    It wasnt about the US title but it was certainly a program. Unfortunately they got it arse backwards, instead of being left alone with Punk and Orton at Survivor Series and coming close but valiantly failing, THEN beating Orton at TLC and receiving a proper elevation, he won at Survivors then was unceremoniously swatted back down to the midcard at TLC where he remained/remains forever.
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    NJPW World (Streaming Service)

    Everyone's contract comes up every January in New Japan though. Unless you mean "they knew Elite was happening and Kenny was probably leaving" which certainly wasn't known or a factor in Bullet Club splitting or the Kota reunion, rushed or fan-service as either may have been. Omega's title run being as short as it was is about the only thing that happened specifically because they suspected they'd lose him, I assumed he'd otherwise have dropped the belt to Jay himself or possibly to Naito in advance of a build to another Naito/Okada match.
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    NJPW World (Streaming Service)

    Pardon? The rubber match, and hotly anticipated crowning at last of Kenny? You're doing Gedo's booking an injustice there.
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    That Star Trek thread somebody was talking about

    There's all manner of gadgets in S1 that piss all over anything that Picard's lot had access to. I chalked it up to "a wizard Q did it."
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    Smackdown Discussion Thread

    The Kofi display is fairly typical false dawn booking designed to make us buy someone as having a chance when they've got zero chance at all. That's not to say it's not fantastic that he went back-to-back-to-back over Bryan, Hardy and Joe, but he'll be back in his usual spot from next Tuesday, and for the rest of the year. I'd like to be wrong, but let's try and keep our excitement grounded.
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    Random Thoughts III.

    Did they know the domain was going to accidentally include the word piss? Reminds me of the disappointed patrons of stationary company Pen Island when they guess that a mere dot com will lead them to fountain pens.
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    All Elite Wrestling trademarks filed

    I was massively surprised too in that at this point in their lives Kenny & Kota are virtually inseparable, until I thought about how many shows Elite would actually be running as far as that representing a "commitment" from Omega or whether he'd effectively still live in Japan and be an import for Elite, and plus.... yeah, New Japan and ROH isn't really a fit any more is it? What do New Japan get out of that? Bugger all. It was pretty weak when it was Bennett and Taven but now it's not even worth talking about. Is Marty still under an ROH contract? I don't even know. Elite is going to become more New Japan in the States than the actual New Japan shows in the States as soon as MSG is over.
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    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    If she goes full blown agent of chaos, he'll acquiesce to her demands the way Hunter did when Daniel Bryan was ruining every Raw in 2014.
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    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    On paper it's two faces. In reality it's Becky vs her biggest challenge in a match her concussion robbed us of first time around and the house will near 100% be hers. The match doesn't need Charlotte to be the most heated match imaginable. The hottest babyface in the company will have the entire crowd baying for her to beat Ronda, who's already been getting more mixed reactions as her reign has gone on. Becky winning a triple threat that Ronda happens to be in would be a massive ((shrug)) compared to plainly beating Ronda and ending her unbeaten record one on one. It's the difference between a spectacle and "just a match." Charlotte's the smoothest wrestler of the three but for telling me a story, making me care about the result and - I believe - the atmosphere at bell time. she doesn't belong in the ring. If they want to put on a triple threat, do it at an In Your House. WrestleMania deserves Ronda vs Becky one on one.
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    Was Will Smith ever any good?

    Will did one song where he was going to Miami, then shortly thereafter another where he was going (straight to) the Wild Wild West. "This fucker's never home" was my thought at the time.
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    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    Vs Becky at Fast Lane, winner in and loser out. That's a great main event with some stakes for a B level PPV that shouldn't really exist between Chamber and Mania.
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    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    Dilutes it massively though. Becky v Ronda would be heated to fuck with a "please Christ let Becky beat her" atmosphere and would be viable as the main event. It will die every time Charlotte's in the middle of the action because nobody wants her there. And it will be in the middle of the card.
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    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    Jericho would complain until the end of time that he wasn't in it.
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    NJPW World (Streaming Service)

    Big thing with Okada was that the match with Tana was fantastic, told a story, and by the time he nailed the Rainmaker, he'd convinced me that he could win the match. People not buying that someone can become champ can be overcome if they convince in the doing so - I haven't watched it yet, but how did the match come across, i.e. did Switchblade "make you believe" in the process of putting Tanahashi down?
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    That Star Trek thread somebody was talking about

    I thought that with the second episode, good old fashioned away team mission with a conundrum to solve.
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    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    This is the answer. But its fucking bollocks.
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    All Elite Wrestling trademarks filed

    He didn't go on last but the match was pushed as the main event, and it only didn't go on last because they were all conscious of time constraints and didn't want to have to tell that pair to rush anything. Because it was the main event.
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