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2 hours ago, Michael_3165 said:

Jesus since when did autism and other conditions like it turn into a term like non neuro typical? I'm all for catering to any audience in that way but that term fuck sake! And no I am not anti PC.  

I'm using that term because I've read/heard autistic people and parents of autistic children use it, and conversely be upset by terms that imply that they're deficient or ill. It's not attempting to be PC, it's attempting to be kind and respectful. 

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3 hours ago, Michael_3165 said:

I'd only see a response to my comment if directly msgd so id not bother on the thread. 

Did you take the same approach in this thread?

 

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4 hours ago, Michael_3165 said:

Jesus since when did autism and other conditions like it turn into a term like non neuro typical? I'm all for catering to any audience in that way but that term fuck sake! And no I am not anti PC. 

 

I'd only see a response to my comment if directly msgd so id not bother on the thread. Before the anticipated snarky comments come rolling my way. 

It’s not being snarky to effectively wonder why that would bother you. Language and the terms we use evolve. It’s not about being ‘PC’, it’s about being respectful to others and using the terms they prefer. Speaking of which, I think the anti-PC brigade prefer to be called the ‘anti-woke brigade’ these days so please, be considerate.

Edited by RedRooster

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As much as I enjoyed Dynamite this week, one production point really annoyed me - they didn't show the exterior of the boat until 90 minutes in. Open with drone footage, splice it in, whatever - but show people you're at fucking sea! Otherwise, it's just an underwhelming set.

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5 minutes ago, Chris B said:

As much as I enjoyed Dynamite this week, one production point really annoyed me - they didn't show the exterior of the boat until 90 minutes in. Open with drone footage, splice it in, whatever - but show people you're at fucking sea! Otherwise, it's just an underwhelming set.

Totally agree.

I really enjoyed the show, it’s amazing how much the quality soars when Dark Order and Nightmare Collective are left off the card.

I had no idea that Tony Schiavone worked at Starbucks, I thought, until I googled it, that it was a really rubbish attempt at an insult from Britt. It’s a shame because had Tony interjected to say he was proud of having worked there or something then I’d have had the confirmation I needed to pay full attention to how terrible a promo she is.

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On 1/22/2020 at 12:01 PM, GeronimoJacksBeard said:

That PAC promo was class. He’s so fucking good. Ever since the “King of the Cruiserweights” gimmick and nailing all his promo stuff he’s been the very best around for my money. He’s right, he’s a good country mile away from anyone else in AEW.

He’s the only person in wrestling I actually believe is real. 

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AEW: 871,000 (-7.3%),

NXT: 769,000 (+9.9%)

Another win for AEW, but the gap is closing.

Do they still the quarter hour break downs for ratings? Would be interesting to know how much channel hoping occurs between the two shows

Edited by WyattSheepMask

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51 minutes ago, Yakashi said:

He’s the only person in wrestling I actually believe is real. 

Have him and Nick Gage ever had a match somehow?

The promos would be so f'n good.

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26 minutes ago, tiger_rick said:

Very surprised AEW won this week with a taped show against a pre-Rumble NXT. Good news.

I wonder how much curiosity over the location/aesthetic of that show played into things. I suspect a regular arena show, if it was on tape delay might not have fared as well against a live show, but that's testament to AEW taking a chance on doing something different! Good stuff. 

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To be fair, three of the matches had backstory that had been built up over the last few weeks too. 

Jurassic Express vs Inner Circle (with the Jungle Boy/Jericho story, plus they've been building Jungle Boy for the last few weeks on social media)

Mox vs Pac No 1 Contenders (plus they're two of their bigger names)

Hangman/Omega vs SCU (two of their bigger names with a built-up title shot).

It wasn't like these were random matches - they all meant something and they all had build.

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1 hour ago, tiger_rick said:

Very surprised AEW won this week with a taped show against a pre-Rumble NXT. Good news.

I wasn't that surprised. NXT has had little to no build to the Rumble whatsoever.

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Gotta say, I absolutely love the Hangman stuff every single week now. Best move they could have made was to get the tag belts on two stars - the SCU reign can't be considered anything but a misfire to me, and the all the non-subtle subtlety, with Schiavone blowing off Hangman to ask Kenny a question, and the Bucks going straight to Kenny to celebrate, it brilliant stuff to watch.

That said, the show, which was good, suffered with the atmosphere, felt like it dragged more than normal with the crowd not being nearly as hot throughout as it looked like they might be as first.

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It seemed like they had sound issues which would have contributed to that on TV - a small venue that doesn't have a roof for amplification, plus wind plus other distractions. They were certainly the most sweary crowd they've had in a while too.

I really liked the idea of the venue, but the presentation wasn't great. Partly they were unlucky with the wind, although Hangman and Jungle Boy in particular were carrying off the windswept look in a way that made me and my other half slightly annoyed that the commentary is so straight and male. Kind of needed a Mitchell and Webb snooker-commentary-style "and there he is, hair gently swaying in the breeze, framing the bluest, most beautiful eyes... a vision of gentle manliness and, indeed, gentlemanliness... It'd make you wonder what it'd be like to... oh, and that's a bad miss."

Edited by Chris B

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