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5 minutes ago, HarmonicGenerator said:

All these WWF nostalgia trios sound amazing, but why have we not heard more from Baron's cousin here?

Darin Corbin predates Baron Corbin by a few years, and is most known (or was, back when he was a semi-regular for CHIKARA) for doing a "slo-mo" wrestling spot. 

I actually have a feeling Rob Naylor took inspiration for Baron's name from Darin Corbin, and they've joked about being related on Twitter in the past.

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1 hour ago, BomberPat said:

Darin Corbin predates Baron Corbin by a few years, and is most known (or was, back when he was a semi-regular for CHIKARA) for doing a "slo-mo" wrestling spot. 

I actually have a feeling Rob Naylor took inspiration for Baron's name from Darin Corbin, and they've joked about being related on Twitter in the past.

El Phantasmo is doing the slow mo thing at the moment...

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WWE have released their MOTY collection on the Network. I might seek out a free trial just to binge watch this, although there are some weird ones dotted about (Rusev/Nakamura? Jax/Rousey? Rollins/Zigger?) and some just left out (Mustache Mountain/UE from the UK Champsionship)  .

Also acts a nice refresher for the upcoming awards season;

  • Adam Cole vs. Aleister Black, Extreme Rules Match at Takeover: Philadelphia
  • Johnny Gargano vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas, NXT Championship Match at Takeover: Philadelphia
  • Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns vs. John Cena vs. Elias vs. Finn Balor vs. The Miz vs. Braun Strowman, Gauntlet Match, Monday Night Raw #1291 (Feb. 18)
  • Women’s Elimination Chamber Match, Elimination Chamber 2018
  • Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev, Fastlane 2018
  • Drew Gulak vs. Mustafa Ali, Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Semi-Finals, 205 Live #69 (Mar. 20)
  • Adam Cole vs. EC3 vs Killian Dane vs. Velveteen Dream vs. Ricochet vs. Lars Sullivan, Ladder Match for North American Title at Takeover: New Orleans
  • Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Aleister Black, NXT Championship Match at Takeover: New Orleans
  • Johnny Gargano vs. Tomasso Ciampa, Unsanctioned Match at Takeover: New Orleans
  • Seth Rollins vs. The Miz vs Finn Balor, Triple Threat Intercontinental Championship Match at WrestleMania 34
  • Charlotte vs. Asuka at WrestleMania 34
  • Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H & Stephanie McMahon, Mixed Tag Team Match at WrestleMania 34
  • Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins, Monday Night Raw #1,301 (Apr. 30)
  • Pete Dunne vs. Roderick Strong, NXT #447 (May 2)
  • The Miz vs. Seth Rollins, Intercontinental Championship Match , Backlash 2018
  • Buddy Murphy vs. Cedric Alexander 205 Live #79 (May 29)
  • Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan vs. Undisputed Era, NXT Tag Team Championship Match, Takeover: Chicago II
  • Johnny Gargano vs. Tomasso Ciampa, Chicago Street Fight, Takeover: Chicago II
  • Nia Jax vs. Ronda Rousey; Alexa Bliss cashes in, Money in the Bank 2018
  • British Strong Style vs. Undisputed ERA, Six-Man Tag Match, United Kingdom Championship Tournament (June 25, 2018)
  • The Miz vs. Samoa Joe vs. Rusev vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Big E, #1 Contender Gauntlet Match, SmackDown #983 (June 19)
  • Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler, Monday Night Raw #1309 (June 25)
  • Undisputed ERA vs. Mustache Mountain, NXT Tag Team Championship Match, Takeover: Brooklyn 4
  • Adam Cole vs. Ricochet, NXT North American Championship Match, Takeover: Brooklyn 4
  • Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane, NXT Women’s Championship Match, Takeover: Brooklyn 4
  • The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan, SummerSlam 2018
  • Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens, Intercontinental Championship Match, Monday Night Raw #1318 (Aug. 27)
  • Killer Kelly vs. Meiko Satomura, Round 1 Mae Young Classic Season 2, Episode #1
  • Becky Lynch vs Charlotte, SmackDown Women’s Championship Match, Hell in a Cell 2018
  • Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre, Raw Tag Team Championship Match, Hell in a Cell 2018
  • Pete Dunne vs. Ricochet, North American & NXT UK Championship Unification Match, NXT #469 (Sept. 19)
  • Mercedes Martinez vs. Meiko Satomura, Round 2, Mae Young Classic Season 2, Episode #5
  • Buddy Murphy vs. Cedric Alexander, Cruiserweight Championship Match, Super Show-Down 2018
  • Mustafa Ali vs. Hideo Itami, 205 Live #100 (Oct. 24)
  • Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte, Last Woman Standing Match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, Evolution 2018

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Ronda and Nia was a magnificent effort for the former's first televised singles match. And it had a happy ending.

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Fair enough. Can't say I watched it but I don't remember much hype about it when it happened. I need to re-watch Angle/Ronda vs Trips/Steph as that was bloody belting live.

Also, on the subject of the Network, if there was a very low tier which only offered the content in these playlists then I'd gladly sign up again. £2.99 for ten or so curated/themed playlists a month is something I'd be up for. Wasn't that the basic structure around their old on-demand service? 

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Rusev/Nakamura was also a really decent opener and although I haven't really watched any WWE since Wrestlemania, it's easily my favourite main-roster outing from Nakamura so far.

I'll sign up again in a few weeks time, after the writers return from their hibernation and remember they have a job to do.

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It's weird looking at that list and remembering that a match featuring a woman making her debut, a man who has a neck held together with glue and matchsticks, a woman who's had 4 matches in 15 years and a part-timer had by far and away the most enjoyable match on a Wrestlemania card. 

I presume the cut-off is before Survivor Series, because there were a few matches that were deserving of a place on that list.

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It’s great to see Mustafa Ali vs Hideo Itami on the list, for me personally it was probably the best non-ppv match of the year. I can’t see it making any other lists as so few watch 205 but at least it got a mention.

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6 minutes ago, Weezenal said:

Aren't all TED talks just promos? 

That was my exact thought too, you're absolutely right.

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