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  1. FWA did it a couple of times back in the mid-2000s with the Starsearch competitions. Was a good idea, but they didn't keep it going.
  2. Between the discussion about WWE failing to create a new generation of stars the same level as Hogan/Rock/Austin, etc., and the one about Schiavone being away from the business for so long, it strikes me that if there's any aspect of wrestling that might have been more of a failure, it's the on-screen non-wrestling personnel. There doesn't seem to have been as much movement in creating new, plausible alternatives to the old guard. Every time a new promotion comes into being, or a new programme starts as a mainstream/semi-mainstream product, the conversation almost inevitably comes round to whether or not JR, Paul Heyman, Jim Cornette, Taz, etc., should be involved. Much as I'm glad to see Tony Schiavone and Sean Mooney back in the industry as trusted and plausible voices, it also highlights how we don't seem to have much occasion to talk about any commentators past a certain point. The main exceptions to this I can think of (and I think it's one of the many contributing reasons as to why people are enjoying NWA Powerrr) are Joe Galli, Stu Bennett, and Dave Marquez. I know Marquez has been around a while, but this is probably the first time he's reached a larger audience, even if it is still just a YouTube show. But all three of those guys do their jobs well in a way that compares well with the established commentators of the past. I've only been keeping up with AEW via the odd clip on YouTube, and both AEW and WWE (sometimes) via posts on here, but it seems like there's a combination of people being fed-up with the old hands phoning it in, and not being sold on most of the new guys, like Excalibur, for example. Naturally, because on-screen non-wrestling roles are few compared to wrestlers, we're not likely to see much turnover, but it does seem like, even proportionally, there's not as much as there could be. I'd like to see a lot more managers around - I don't think there are anywhere near enough. Why is NWA pushing Pope as a player-manager when he's a bit rubbish in the role, and you've got Austin Idol waiting in the wings, who's clearly awesome?
  3. It's full of the feels, and it never feels overplayed. It doesn't quite manage it, but it comes close to equalling Moana as my favourite Disney movie.
  4. Recently watched Booksmart and Big Hero 6. Loved both of them. Booksmart is absolutely superb - I know it's sort of unfair to compare it with Superbad, but at the same time it is apt. It's way better, and a great piece of work from Olivia Wilde that has me looking forward to her next directorial outing. The two main actresses are great, and whilst it's obvious that Beanie Feldstein is Jonah Hill's sister, and the role she plays is very much a Jonah Hill one in the film, I think she comes out on the favourable end of the comparison, and that's not intended as a slight on her brother, who is excellent. This film is basically a modern version of the teen comedies of the late 90s and 2000s, but it just feels fresher and much more state-of-the-art without losing what made those comedies funny. If anything, I reckon it'll age way better than American Pie has. Also, Diana Silvers is evidence that women are now evolving to be able to procreate with each other without men, because she looks like the love-child of Liv Tyler and Julia Roberts. I love Big Hero 6. Yes, it's a superhero film, but so well done. Nicely paced, lots of time dedicated to the characters, and I love all the loving tributes to Japanese superhero series with the costume designs. It's just a great little fun action romp that I can imagine just popping on to re-watch for a feelgood afternoon.
  5. Couldn't that be said for a lot of other people at that time, who weren't absent from the industry for so long?
  6. "Great but minor moments that don't get talked about enough"
  7. Those Stasiak moments were so well done. And fair play to Planet Stasiak for pretty much literally throwing himself into the role. And whilst we do talk about the greatness of Booker T and Goldust, it does feel like, considering how awesome they were, we don't talk enough about their segments. My absolute favourite being this:
  8. This is actually the point that stands out to me the most. We got to have Rock/Hogan and Rock/Cena, and a whole slew of other inter-generational big-name marquee matches. What's this generation's one going to be? From what I'm reading, it seems like Rock/Reigns might be the only one, and that's most likely only because of Hollywood Dwayne.
  9. I seriously do, JRPO. Unfitfinlay said it best, but their natural talent and how they've been presented are two separate things. I really do think that, say, Roman Reigns had been around the turn of the millennium, he'd have many more memorable moments, feuds, and matches under his belt, and he'd be considered a legend now. As it is, it seems he's a diamond that's been polished badly.
  10. @Dead Mike and @Chest Rockwell: I recently discovered this channel - this guy does videos on 18th and 19th Century American cooking. This recipe is basic as hell, but it seems "Keep It Simple" is the order of the day.
  11. Pleased to meet you, kid, you're a real horse's ass.
  12. I don't reckon even he believes them. He's probably just trying to find some way to blow on the dying coals of audience interest in a third match.
  13. Ooh, The Goonies is a good one. Even now, if there's something in the fridge I've looked forward to eating, and someone's eaten it, I'll mock-slam it with a Chunk-esque "DAMMIT". Or if someone does something very annoying but minor, I'll mimic Chunk and say "you turd". He definitely had most of the best lines, followed by Data and Mouth.
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