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Nick James

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  1. Don't forget the hand shakes!
  2. I haven't watched any of the Dark Side of the Ring, but this one really intrigues me to the point that I will try and locate it while working today. It intrigues me for the reason that I've always heard of 'The Plane Ride From Hell', but didn't know of the story behind it. Watching the snippet above, just confirms how I already felt about Dreamer in that he is such a mark for anyone of status, that he would do whatever he could to get a pat on the head and a 'Good Boy'. To play down the Flair incident as though he had stuck a Vimto bottle down his trousers and ask the flight attendant if she wanted to see the Eiffel Tower, is just low. There are no words for the Flair accusations.
  3. Adam Cole is fine as mentioned above, when not doing the 30+ minute epic matches, but he is very much a 'soundbite' kind of guy with his multiple catchphrases and crowd interaction.
  4. It still missed the landing, just like when they cut at the peak of a Montez Ford frog splash.
  5. Roman and The Uso's? Or are they 3rd Gen?
  6. If whatever Vince is doing is annoying folk like this, then it gets my vote. Fantastic.
  7. I must be the only one that wasn't too impressed with Bron, I got more of a Mojo Rawley vibe from him. I would imagine Scotty is the reason they don't want to use the Steiner name, which is a bit rum on Rick if true. Who would have thought Dexter Lumis would be getting a loud pop for talking? This storyline has been the best thing for him, along with Gargano. I know its cool to knock Gargano, but since he turned into the goofy daft heel, he's been fun every week. Props to Regal's daft face when they tried to get him to continue the service, he has never lost the comedic timing. I think i'm in love with B-Fab, Hit Row in general are good, but B-Fab has a charisma about her similar to Bianca Belair. I'm not sold on Lopez, however. Von Wagner is the son of one of the Beverley Brothers so it really does feel like FCW with the second generation lot coming through.
  8. NXT should have gotten back to Full Sail as soon as it was possible to do so, the CWC feels like we are still in pandemic era. You would like to think Dunne will take the title and have a good crack with Ridge in his corner, before Ridge takes it from him. NXT has needed a rebrand for so long that I'm genuinely excited to see how it all pans out tonight. Just leave off the LED's and it should be fine. Am I right in thinking NXT is on the USA network? If so, I imagine a lot of what they are doing with NXT is to sweeten the network who seem fuming with them at every turn lately for the focus going in to Smackdown.
  9. Watched Raw for the first time in god knows how long on the back of Big E's tweet, it was surprisingly decent. Other than the 24/7 nonsense, they seemed to scale back on the stupid stuff that was dragging it down so much. The same tired old tropes are still there, such as tag partners having singles matches one after the other and the distraction finishes etc. It shows the character of Big E outside of the ring with how many people are tweeting congratulations to him, regardless of company etc, everyone seems genuinely happy for him. Who is he dropping it to at Extreme Rules?
  10. WWE really throwing stuff at the wall for Raw. They switched up the tag match of Lashley and MVP Vs RKBro to Lashley vs Randy for the title.
  11. As if ratings talk wasn't boring enough, we now have hypothetical ratings talk.
  12. This may seem like an odd question, but does Smackdown have a different writing team? Or do they give more freedom to the wrestlers with their stories? I know Roman has a lot of freedom and so did Bryan, but just wondering how it can be so contrasting to Raw. Also, there were a lot of folk over on the twitter shit machine calling Balor racist and claiming he was using blackface.
  13. Is there anywhere that holds all episodes of Dynamite? Such as Fite Plus? I wouldn't mind taking a watch through from the first episode.
  14. On top of them saying time and time again they won't replace Brodie, Evil Uno has pretty much taken up the mantle of de facto leader, so they really don't need someone either rehashing Brodie's manipulation or someone like Wyatt with all the spooky shite which would go completely against their growth as characters over the last year / year and a half.
  15. They have done a tremendous job of turning the DO round into a genuinely likeable group, as suggested above, the only way this should go is a return for Hangman to bring everyone together. They don't need a 'leader', but Hangman paying back how they have helped him, would be a really good, heartwarming payoff. In terms of the trend of following up a hot PPV with a lukewarm Dynamite, its almost like they should write the PPV as they want it to be, then take one thing off and move it to Dynamite. It wont always land, but even just one segment from All Out would make a good Dynamite segment. Eddie vs Miro for example would have killed as a Dynamite main.
  16. Bloody hell, poor bugger can't catch a break at the minute. Glad to hear he's ok and doing well. That's got to be time on his in ring career now you would imagine?
  17. I sometimes think WWE are now trying to flood the market and try to drown AEW, not that its working and has had the opposite effect.
  18. This is absolutely spot on. As exiting as wrestling is at present, I feel like my interest levels couldn't be lower and that's for all shows whether AEW or WWE. When I watch shows, one of the main parts that draws me, is being able to discuss afterwards, however its a real struggle at present to do that without the 'hate watchers' being first to comment on everything and bog down any type of discussion. I've never understood hate watching something just to take jabs or make snarky comments about something and its not just wrestling, it seems to be every type of entertainment. Whether its AEW, Raw, Smackdown or NXT, instead of just enjoying it for what it is, people seem to be happier to hate things than enjoy them. All Out seems to be the first thing in a long time that seems to be mainly positive and its been great fun discussing and reading peoples thoughts on it, rather than snarky digs about HHH or Tony Khan.
  19. I *believe* and could be wrong, but she is played by Karen Mee who was out injured for quite a while.
  20. I think I may be in a minority here, but the colourful overhaul is massively needed, provided it isn't LED city like Raw and Smackdown. The Black and Gold has run its course with its dull setting, which didn't seem half as dark at Full Sail. The roster at present is pretty strong, other than one or two and the handful of factions they have are settling in nicely. There are still a few things not working, such as the Mandy Rose thing along side the Robert Stone / Franky Monet stuff due to both being pretty similar. They really do need to start going full hog with the whacky, gimmicky stuff, the only problem is that the 'hardcore' NXT lot will blame Vince regardless of whether its entertaining or not as its not 'their' NXT. I'm not sure if its my age or what, but I'm at a point now where I don't specifically enjoy one outright show over the other, I enjoy segments and certain storylines over Brand vs Brand etc. If it sounds interesting, ill check it out.
  21. Seems to be people putting 2 and 2 together and making whatever number they want since Andrade left and Poppa Flair followed suit.
  22. If only. They're the only part of the act not working for me and there are other parts of the team doing what they do, but better. Callis is dressed like a dickhead better than them and The Bucks and both funnier and dressed like dickheads better than them. Along with Karl Anderson being a fucking moron, get rid as soon as possible. Fucking danglies.
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