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garynysmon

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  1. Not sure there are any that can still go these days.
  2. What's interesting in Impact is that the company will see out the year with a much better roster than it started it off with, and most certainly an improvement on that at the start of the pandemic. Compare that to the period from 2014-2018 when star power just got weaker and weaker. No big stars have left other than Taya Valkyrie, and in reality she'd had a good run and done about all she was going to. They've even managed to keep some of their biggest starts to new contracts, which never used to happen. It seems to me that someone at Anthem has decided to open the purse strings a little, which is good given they've managed to ride the 2019/20 storm of WWE hoaring talent and AEW signing everyone under the sun.
  3. Because the business of wrestling is often much more interesting than what’s on tv. In the same way there are Youtube channels dedicated to the business of professional football.
  4. Doesn't it all just boil down to the fact that the AEW is unashamedly, and always will be, a wrestling company rather than harbouring this overriding obsession with 'making movies' and becoming the next Disney? If we're honest, despite its successes in hitting the mainstream in mid 80s and revolutionising how people saw wrestling, the WWF's progression screeched to a halt in 1998/1999 didn't it? Can anyone really claim it's been in anything but a holding pattern since? There's a valid argument that AEW's best days are ahead of it and the greatest stuff is yet to come. Does anyone really expect anything but more of the same in the WWE's constrained environment? I swear it has to have something to do with the Khan's owning all sorts of intellectual properties and franchises anyway, so AEW doesn't have to be a springboard to launching a vanity bodybuilding federation, second rate American football league or whatever.
  5. The Manhattan Centre barely held 1,000 and I'm sure some of those high school gyms they were taping at during 1994/95 held even less, so that's far from being an all-time low.
  6. Poor lad. Get well soon Dai. Spotted by Wales’ medical team apparently.
  7. Only time I've really enjoyed his work was as a heel in WCW. Unlike most at the time I was of the opinion he was being pushed at about his level and always thought he looked out of his depth, both popularity and size wise, when WWE tried pushing him as a legit main eventer. His current character renaissance is the most I've enjoyed his work in 20 years, although I find it impossible to look beyond what a thick bastard he is when it comes to world affairs. I.m.o he's legitimately very stupid.
  8. I don't think the switch to BT has done them any favours in terms of visibility tbh. My 8 year old nephew likes WWE but that's only thanks to me offloading my old Xbox 360 and games. I know everyone didn't have Sky back in the 90s either, but it just doesn't seem like a very visible product in shops or popular culture. For folk my age it'll always be "Hey, are the Bushwhackers still in it? Used to love the Big Boss Man me."
  9. I don't think they'd be setting any ticket sale records ala Summerslam 92. I'm conflicted as to whether they'd even sell out Wembley in this day and age.
  10. That's just beyond parody isn't it? Jim "Queering doesn't make the world work" Hellwig.
  11. Sting (52) v Hulk Hogan (58), Bound for Glory 2011. Love that match. Not the most technically sound nor crisp, but fuck it, worked for me.
  12. They'll notice when Raw starts getting sponsored by Werthers Originals and Michael Parkinson offering life insurance....
  13. Because that's exactly the same thing isn't it...
  14. I think the way they handled Bobby Eaton’s death may have swung things. Noticed a marked change from that point on.
  15. Its tiresome how everything has to be seen in the prism of WWE v AEW and that you have to be 100% committed to one and detest the other. Its not Argentina v Brazil ffs.
  16. I wonder where there'll get any Owen Hart footage from? Is the old Stampede library up for grabs? I know he wrestled a few times for WCW but, of course, even that's owned by WWE these days.
  17. It clearly doesn't make it right, but I'd hazard that Cornette's take isn't a million miles away from the typical wrestler mindset. Think he summed it up reasonably well.
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