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Was Fifi the last regular animal act? I've got visions of a diva having a dog in a bag but can't quite recall that one.

Mania 9 had the camel Heenan arrived on and a Vulture. Mania in a zoo is long overdue.

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The Butcher and The Blade!?! Holy shit. Andy Williams is a beast of a man who I've been a fan of for years. He juggles wrasslin with playing guitar in a successful, world-touring metal band so a lot like Jericho but without the scarf and better music. 

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The Jericho stuff is essentially how the Hardyz were booking themselves in TNA. You wouldn't wanna do it all over the show, but "Here's your segment. Go wild" really can be a beautiful thing. 

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Was the sound really bad for anyone else last night? the mics were terrible in the opening segment and sounded like they way fucked up the ring mics you could hear every single footstep

 

Dunno if it was just a problem on the TNT stream though

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Only seen The Butcher and The Blade in their cool looking masks on social media but seeing them here I just thought ‚Äúwho are these old looking lads‚ÄĚ at first I thought one of them was Silas Young.¬†

Yet ANOTHER Tag Team to add to the roster, JR trying to get Excalibur to explain who they were and why they were here just for him to blurt out their names was poor. 

Jerichos great as usual though.

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Commentary was shocking in parts. JR in particular is clearly lost at times without Big Tony keeping him company.

Like the look of The Butcher, Blade and Bunny. Agree that JR and Excalibur ruined the whole debut though.

Love the Dark Order segments which are a good blend of wrestling camp and creepy undertones.

Jericho is AEW's ace and Moxely is a star.

Women's match was pretty dull. On one hand I hated the Joshi comedy spots (and I usually like that stuff) but on the other it did turn the crowd against Sakura who finally felt like a heel.

What the hell were they thinking sending Shida out there with a random in a losing effort though? Considering she went through the trouble of moving to the US from Japan, you'd think they would protect her more.

Women's division is all over the place even though I like most of the wrestlers.

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Jericho is just hugely entertaining. He's brilliant value.

Moxley has gone from embarrassing to utter star in the space of 12 months. He has this utter aura about him at the moment. Top marks to him.

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First time Dynamite didn't leave me wanting more. Loved - Jericho's celebration. Predictably great. Sammy's a natural smarm and gets the perfect kind of heat, and he has fantastic chemistry with Chris Jericho. Santana and Ortiz are class as well. Pac/Omega was sparking, with an awesome, clever finish, and they might be turning it around with Kenny Omega. The goofy funny fuck. MJF is the most exciting kid in the business. Cody winning a squash match with a figure four is the kind of old school shit I'm here for. The Dark Order finally turned it around with some proper, well produced, compelling videos. And Moxley's been on fire the last couple of weeks. Hottest he's been since Double or Nothing. The Moxley/Omega feud was such a waste of potential, with two guys worst excess getting in the way. But all the stir from the unsanctioned match has only bolstered Moxley as a badass outlaw. I wasn't keen on him just standing in the rafters though. It felt like the 'invisible wall' had made its way to Dynamite.

A lot of things didn't click for me this week. Aside from Pac/Omega, every segment ended with a deflated feeling. SCU ruined Le Champion's party. The Lucha Bro's got pinned by goobers. A really flat follow up to the Cody/ MJF feud. (You could hear the air leave the room when the mattress was cut open. You'd have thought Bray fucking Wyatt was about to pop out. Blade, Bunny and . . . who the fuck? Their biggest blunder since the Dark Order debut). The DDP/MJF/Wardlow confrontation was limp as fuck too, and it seemed more about getting DDP over than anything else.

I don't get what's going on with the tag division. Feels like everyone's already been 50/50-ed and not even the Lucha Bros feel special right now. SCU are lame ducks as champions and their painfully crap gimmick is holding back Scorpio Sky.

Emi Sakura is go away heat. In fact the women's matches are becoming a real channel changer with these cold, overlong, awkward matches for no reason. Flesh out their characters and tell a fucking story.

Too regularly, the audio issues and the shit, distracting officiating makes the show feel low rent.

And it feels too soon for Jericho/Moxley. Surely the biggest match they can do. I love Dynamite, it's a fun, refreshing show, and I'm probably just feeling grouchy after missing morning coffee. But when I look at that roster in the long term, I worry. It's thin up top and has too many Bucks and Omega's little indie mates in the middle. 

And what the fuck was up with that poor guest commentator? Seems like everybody freezes as a guest inside AEW's booth.

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The two old bald men attacking Cody got a genuine laugh out of me. They have a real Dark Order goofy vibe about them. Cody's been 100% with all his story lines so far though, so willing to give this a go.

Where the fuck was Tony this week? They better not be dropping him. 

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6 hours ago, cobra_gordo said:

The Butcher and The Blade!?! Holy shit. Andy Williams is a beast of a man who I've been a fan of for years. He juggles wrasslin with playing guitar

He does a cracking version of Moon River. 

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That crowd was shocking last night. They basically sat on their hands for the entire show. You could hear a pin drop in the main event right up until the false finishes at the end.

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46 minutes ago, DEF said:

That crowd was shocking last night. They basically sat on their hands for the entire show. You could hear a pin drop in the main event right up until the false finishes at the end.

It wasn't a great show to be fair. Although I have enjoyed the crowds up until now so it was quite disappointing. I guess there will be weeks when just turning up and being AEW isn't going to be enough to get everyone going.

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