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Liam O'Rourke

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  1. He got cancer, returned a hero, and they still managed to take the wind out his sales and get him booed. Its not happening.
  2. I don't know, I think Kazarian has had at least two near-disasters with hurricanranas since AEW started, he's not always dead on.
  3. The week after Ahmed's turn where they come out and do a promo together all dressed in black, they feel like a big big deal, a bunch of badass motherfuckers. Then DOA come out and Ahmed gets injured and its over. The second they turned on him, his career was on borrowed time.
  4. So I was all ready to write up a big pile of thoughts after watching the final episode, until I saw that @tiger_rick had captured my viewpoint almost dead on anyway. Saves me a bit of work. As I said after episode one, and it still holds true after seeing the last one, the strength of the series is the footage, the weakness is the narrative. The narrative is executed so poorly for the first three episodes, so disjointed, so wrapped up in candyfloss with no ability to make you feel anything is actually real, "peaking" with episode three, that I was almost ready to bin it off completely as a total pile of overhyped shit. The last two episodes were much better, with the fifth being by far the best. Frankly, it almost made me wonder what the point of the first three even were, since the entire story was told well in only two, and the others sniffed around the surface of the exact same points in a more inauthentic fashion. It could have been condensed to a three parter, or, if they are going to make it 5 feature lengths as they did, delve a hell of a lot deeper into his career story and execute it much differently. The series would have been far better had they talked about the entire story in the past tense and then referred to or show the great footage, using it to enhance and reinforce or add depth to the story, rather than what they did and almost always do, which is for the footage to unfold almost in real time, and for the footage to be the story. With, as usual, that story undone at every stage with the WWE trope horseshit that can't send a straight message if its life depended on it. The Last Dance on the Bulls got the balance dead right, and are far better documentaries because of it. As an aside, gotta love a documentary that focuses on early 2000s Taker's love for putting guys over, when almost all the clips they showed were matches he went over and didn't really help anyone. When the last 20 minutes began on the final episode and they started showing all the old Taker moments and memories and entrances, I almost got mad at how good it was, because the entire series should have been that good. It was the first time in the whole series it actually captured why any of this was a big deal, other than leaving it to the viewer to assume everything is a big deal while we see this broken old man struggle his way through another agonizingly dull performance, saying for the 1000th time that he's going out on his terms. Imagine having all that at your disposal to make people feel something, and choosing to re-air the boring limo ride to the building in episode one where he's half in character trying to act cool in his snazzy blue shirt and hat.
  5. One more for "Egghead" - the day he put a cotton bud in his ear, forgot about it and left it in for an hour, then jumped on his bed headfirst to the pillow and burst his eardrum.
  6. In an abhorrent turn of events, the Raw roster tests came back, and WWE didnt like them, so they are retesting the roster hoping for a better outcome. So in theory somebody can test positive, then test negative the second time (which is possible since the test isn't perfect), and they are going to put them in the ring. What a clown show this promotion is. EDIT - According to Bryan Alvarez.
  7. Yeah, the handling of this, 50% of which was asking, "Are you sick?, made this inevitable. Least surprising big news in a while. The key is how much does it spread in the next five days.
  8. There would be no industry. A video popping up on Twitter of Hogan throwing racial epithets left and right, watching Dynamite supergluing Outback Jack's hands to his own face, while Jim Duggan works on his dildo blender and Warrior sits in the background snorting cocaine off his own massive cock.
  9. Dude, don't sweat it, this is going to happen a lot, and sadly there is so much it's hard to know how to take it. Didn't Darby get falsely accused as well last week for 20 minutes? There are still people calling for the poor guy's head.
  10. Damian Dunne dropped by Kamikaze Pro today, apparently. Intetested to see people's thoughts on that one, could do with knowing more about it.
  11. It is the fake one. The tweet was real but Sammy liking it wasn't.
  12. What a line. Imagine OJ in court. "Upon discovering I had a knife in my hand, it would appear that I proceeded to violently butcher my wife. But let he who is without sin cast the first stone, your honour!"
  13. Good on you. I don't believe you have a reason to lie, and if that's the case then you absolutely shouldn't let anybody bully you or intimidate you out of the truth.
  14. The Ru-Views? You know what, that would be a larf. With so much heavy shit going on it might be nice to have something to chuckle at...
  15. @Tommy! Hey hey! So, depending on how quick I can do the notes, we may be doing a mini-series in the style of the 1990 series, but instead for 1991. The MNW Timeline I'm in two minds on, in that I enjoy those so much, but the dynamic of doing them over Skype may be different and not in keeping with the series so far. We'll see, I may change on that. Another AEW discussion show is on the horizon, as is a possible revisiting of the 2002 quarterly review show, to talk April to June, start of the brand extension, Austin leaving, etc.
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