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  1. The seriousness of this can’t be overstated, it’s Trumpian and terrifying: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/sep/26/pm-offers-top-media-body-jobs-to-critics-of-bbc-say-reports This utter falsehood that the media has been overrun by left-wingers...I know I’m preaching to the choir here, but where are they? The main UK newspapers are almost all pro-Tory. Key news editors at the BBC have gone on to work for the Tories and one of those people has since gone on to set up GB News with another right-winger, Andrew Neil. It’s not a case of left vs right, it’s reality vs fiction. The BB
  2. Based on what? They are not given promo time to build any level of depth. All you can really do is judge a book by its cover with the majority of the AEW Women’s Division and in a promotion where almost every male character that features on Dynamite is presented as multi-layered and interesting that just doesn’t feel good enough. The excuse frequently rolled out that the talent isn’t out there is easily disproven when you look at who NXT, Impact and even the NWA have signed since AEW came into existence. All three have fantastic and often world class women’s matches, while AEW hasn’t even
  3. Does he really? I don't think any major company would (or should) touch her with a bargepole right now given her reputation. Clearly spending money is not an issue for AEW. I don't think they've lost any women's competitors who make the division any better than it is right now. Emi Sakura had a really strange gimmick, and Riho was rarely around when she was available to be. @Just Some Guy - As you've probably guessed, I have not. But it's not just about the in-ring stuff. Every other division has had exciting moments, angles and storylines and the Women's division hasn't come
  4. To be fair, the paperwork to get EU citizenship is pretty time consuming.
  5. I genuinely don't even know where to start with this. For a company that generally produces excellent content, I'm both amazed and fascinated by the fact they've created a Women's Division that is so stunningly bad. When you consider the quality of women's wrestling in WWE and Impact, it's even more inexcusable. I said it in the Dynamite thread, but outside of the short-lived Nightmare Collective and Baker/Swole (both of which were poor storylines in my view) I struggle to think of even one women's storyline that they have run. The women's division seems to exist in a sort of repetitious
  6. This is just astounding; https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-biden-electoral-college-electors-plan-loyalists-swing-states-2020-9?r=US&IR=T Is this the first time in US history that someone has actually decided he wants power? The system they continue to use feels so corruptible that I'm starting to think the past few centuries of elections must have operated under a gentleman's agreement or something. The US is utterly, utterly fucked.
  7. Unpopular opinion, but I'm feeling less and less impressed by Kingston's mic work. He shouts his way through his promos and as a result, for me at least, they're starting to feel a bit repetitive. His ring gear is also terrible. Janela is also horrendous. It's very rare that I can't see any positives in a wrestler at all, but he's baffling in every way. I don't see what he brings to the table. Sonny Kiss, on the other hand, is seriously underutilised. Matt Hardy continues to feel like a spare part, and I'm not sure what he brings to the Private Party package on screen (although I'm
  8. Brodie Lee has become one of my favourite acts in wrestling. He's good to the point I forget he used to be Luke Harper, he feels like a fresh act. He may even be the strongest heel AEW has. He feels genuinely dangerous, and The Dark Order actually works now as a stable of vulnerable people devoted to an exploitative bully. Brodie/Cabana is one of my most anticipated matches in AEW, and I'd love to see him get another shot at the World title down the line.
  9. I've felt similarly. It's utterly draining to live in the UK right now. Around ten years ago I had the chance to move to New Zealand but I was younger and hugely daunted by the idea of that rather than excited. It meant leaving friends behind, family and effectively starting again. Had I known the UK would turn into the racist, self-destructive mess that it has I would have hopped on a plane and not looked back. It's hard to even imagine what kind of mess we'll be in come January, once the reality of a no deal Brexit becomes clear. I mean, you can imagine it but it's hard to accept that
  10. I could see them allowing the new Elder Scrolls to appear on Sony consoles perhaps after a period of exclusivity on Xbox, while retaining new franchises like Starfield for themselves. I may just be trying to convince myself that I didn't absolutely bollocks up by pre-ordering a PS5 though.
  11. It’s a bit different though. Microsoft are in a position where they can offer these games as part of a relatively low priced monthly subscription. Whether or not they’re exclusive doesn’t really matter when actually buying the game costs you as much as £70. The product Microsoft is looking to sell seems to be Games Pass, and that being a console exclusive for Microsoft can be a huge selling point.
  12. I wonder if it even matters whether or not Bethesda games are Xbox exclusive? Having them available day one as part of Games Pass is a massive coup in itself, especially when you consider how expensive PS5 games are shaping up to be. I pre-ordered a PS5, but I'm seriously reconsidering my decision. I really want to play Final Fantasy XVI, but Games Pass is shaping up to be incredible value.
  13. I’ve been playing a bit more Mario 64 on 3D All-Stars and once you get over the fact it’s an underwhelming port it’s great, it’s still Mario 64 after all. However, fuck Big Boo’s Balcony. Fuck whoever designed this ridiculous challenge, fuck whoever developed the wall kick as a move, fuck Big Boo himself and fuck Nintendo for allowing this to remain in the game. EDIT: I’ve finally managed to get to Big Boo and beat him, and the motherfucking star appears on the cunting roof???? What the actual fuck?? I’m on my fifth attempt trying to get it and I keep sliding off and losing heal
  14. Anyone else picked up Mario 3D All-Stars? I’m finding it rather disappointing so far. It’s very...minimal particularly with Mario 64 which is in 4:3 resolution with a complete absence of save states. It’s really odd, even Nintendo Online offers more than that with its games.
  15. I’m not sure there’s anything in modern wrestling that is as consistently unenjoyable for me as the AEW Women’s Division and it’s such as shame as there are strong individual talents in there. It’s almost impossible to imagine the women’s division in its current state headlining a Dynamite let alone a PPV and in 2020 that really is poor. I hope this isn’t a problem we’re talking about one year from now.
  16. They're doing NXT Takeover: Dallas next, and I've listened to the whole thing since I'm signed up to their Patreon. This is probably very irrational of me, but Marc mispronouncing Finn Balor as Finn "Baylor" annoys me far more than it should. I actually had to stop listening to the final part of the show as it wound me up so much. It's nice to know I'm still able to be annoyed at something that isn't to do with COVID denial, Brexit or the Tory government though.
  17. I've not posted in this thread for a while because fuck, it's deflating how morally bankrupt, corrupt and shitty this government is, but Jesus Christ, if being a cunt was wrestling this man would be a main event level draw: "The thing that annoys me about people is that they're worried about dying, the whiners"
  18. I had no idea! Yeah, the fact the review embargo hasn’t been lifted yet doesn’t exactly fill me with confidence.
  19. The quality of his promos has declined dramatically since his early run with Archer and that’s a real shame. I hope he can recapture that early fire. As for JR, his refusal to call the Silly String by name, his constant sniping at Excalibur, and his apparent dislike of what he’s watching is frustrating. They do have a ready made answer though in Taz, and I wish they’d use it. I suspect JR’s pay packet may be the problem though, making it difficult to justify removing him.
  20. They've done this since the early days of Dynamite, and to go from him appearing on camera for a split second to "OH MY GOD HE'S GOING TO BE LIKE MR MCMAHON NOW" is one hell of a stretch. As for the episode itself, it was very inconsequential. AEW does this every now and then, rolling out wrestling heavy shows with little storyline progression. It feels very much like their version of a Friendly match in football. Potentially a fun watch, but ultimately skippable.
  21. The Nexus not going over in their Summerslam main event. It killed a promising stable from the very beginning. The story had been very much framed as ‘who can stop this invading force?’ and the answer was given to us right away. Imagine if they had won this match, and this was followed by Wade Barrett’s WWE title match which he also won? He’d have been the made man that he should have been, rather than the wasted opportunity he ended up being.
  22. Does anyone here own or has anyone owned a 32X? I’ve flirted with buying one for years, mainly because I want to play Knuckles Chaotix. I’m well aware that the game library for it is tiny, but if I were to buy one, what games would you recommend (outside of, y’know, the one I just mentioned)? Or would you advise me to avoid it completely?
  23. Oh it’s completely hypothetical, I’m not assuming anything. All of these potential feuds interest me, but it’s incredibly unlikely he’ll ever go to AEW. On another note I think the idea that Brock can’t talk so therefore would struggle is a bit of a myth though. He was decent towards the end of his run on Smackdown in the 2000s, and he’s even better in an unscripted sit down environment. Heyman added to his act initially, but these days I’d say Lesnar would feel much more interesting if he were to go it alone.
  24. The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of Brock in AEW. It’ll almost certainly never happen, but Page’s redemption arc culminating in a win over Lesnar? Love that. Then you have Lesnar/Cody, Lesnar/Omega, Lesnar/Archer, Lesnar/Wardlow, Lesnar/Dustin, Lesnar/Jericho (has that match ever happened?), a Lesnar/Moxley rematch intrigues me, And I even like the idea of Lesnar/Darby, with Lesnar tossing him around, Darby bumping like crazy but refusing to give in and kicking out of pin attempt after pin attempt before he finally succumbs. Would he be worth the money he’d deman
  25. Smackdown is a very fun watch right now, and Reigns is knocking it out of the park. I’m starting to wonder, however, if the person who takes the Universal title from Reigns is going to be Drew McIntyre and not Big E. I could see him moving over in the draft after losing to Orton, with Big E going to Raw giving us ‘Mania title matches of Orton vs Big E and Reigns vs McIntyre. I’m stupidly invested in the prospect of Reigns/Big E, but I can’t really argue against that other potential route.
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