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My main man Murphy legitimately knocks a jobber sparko with a triple powerbomb this week. And looks like a megastar doing it.

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Yeah, that Murphy vs Ali match seems to have gone under the radar but it was probably the 205 match I've enjoyed most since the Maverick reboot era began. The satellite DDT to Murphy while he was on the apron was a rare moment of seeing something that I genuinely can't remember ever seeing before.

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Murphy vs. Alexander in two weeks. Hope Murphy wins, but I'd assume we're getting Cedric vs. Gulak for the title before that.

Of the new UK guys, Kenny Williams seemed quite good but I wasn't sure what to make of Flash Morgan Webster. Came across very nervous and stumbly in his backstage bit and didn't have a fantastic look in the ring compared to his team-mates. 

Also, Vic the commentator perpetrated my current least favourite buzz-phrase when talking about Tyler Bate and TJP.

"These two know each other so well".

They've had one fucking match, Vic! They can fuck off if they're going to use that phrase every fucking time people wrestle each other more than once.

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I need to catch up on the last couple of shows but does Vic keep mentioning Showtime whenever he's conversing with Percy Watson? Does he have to keep mentioning that every single time?!

Edited by Fatty Facesitter
Should clarify I know Showtime is Watson's nickname, but still

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The thing is, hardly anyone that watches remembers his stint as 'Showtime' Percy Watson and those that do surely don't give a shit.

There's nothing 'showtime' about his dull, spare wheel announcing and the nickname isn't synonymous with him as 'The Body' was with Ventura, nor is it a gimmick that he is/can continue with like Jerry 'The King', so what's the point?

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The 205 main event was great (again) this week. I know Itami has very little momentum behind him but he’s still knocking out some cracking matches.

The dead crowds are still a problem and one that probably won’t improve anytime soon. Best case scenario is that 205 is absorbed into a 3 hour smack down but I don’t see them going for that.

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They’ve stopped doing cruiserweight matches on Raw now, haven’t they? Very little chance of anyone getting over with a wider audience if they’re only ever in their own little 205 world (because they’re never making the card of a joint brand PPV either).

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I only caught the highlights yesterday on a laptop with dodgy speakers but it seemed like the crowd were getting quite invested in Itami/Tozowa? 

Their match got me thinking an interesting direction for the brand to go in would be to make a real emphasis on signing more foreign talent, specifically Japan, where the junior heavyweight/cruiserweight style is much more popular. The likes of the Lucha Dragons and some of the American workers, while talented, just don't have much of an aura about them. Whereas if you built up the arrival of some of the foreign imports coming in and bring more of a genuine international flavour to the show it could really work wonders. I think one of the issues is that because you've previously presented the likes of Kalisto as jobbers on the main roster it's harder to get invested in them in this scenario. 

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Another great main event this week. Of course it helps when the crowd are invested in at least one of the guys but if someone in the back isn't seeing the work these guys are putting in, and not just on 'movez', I'm utterly flabbergasted.

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It's only a small thing, but it just looked silly and I don't really see why WWE feel the need to change jobbers names sometimes, but "Steve Irby" wrestles as Joey Lynch and has JOEY in massive letters on his gear.

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He was also the absolute fucking shits. For a 4 minute match he seemed to have zero clue what he was actually doing out there. 205 live is irritating the crap out of me again, when it's in a tournament format it's tremendous, but aside from the title scene they literally have no idea what to do with the other 40 minutes of time so you get all these luchadors in some faction that I couldn't give less of a shit about.

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Highlights of the show this week were Gran Metallik’s ‘face only’ mask, which looked fab, and Lince Dorado trying to cover up his arse crack with his hand while Gulak was pulling the tights.

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