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Interesting editing of last night's hour long hour AEW airing on ITV1. It featured a (long) Moxley/Jericho promo, backstage piece with MJF, video package for Nayla Rose and the handicap main event in its entirety. 

Kind of think that given that the ITV1 audience is going to be casual as fuck (even at 11.45pm) they need to highlight more wrestling and less talking. 

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The problem with "blood and guts" (which is a terrible name, by the by) is that it feels both too soon and too late. The people saying that they've laid the groundwork for this are absolutely right, but then they've moved on, the Bucks have moved on from P&P, Cody has moved on from Jericho, etc and crucially they haven't moved back to it yet, so it just feels jarring. The current Jericho storyline would've been a good one to do something with, him and the inner circle just killing everyone with aggression and numbers, and so the Elite have to put aside their differences and personal stuff to do something about it. Which I think is kind of what they're doing, but it's not kind of working out The Elite could and should be like the Avengers, only coming all together when necessary, but instead they feel like the Justice League, who are doing it cos they've got a movie to do.

Instead, all the really interesting stories that they've got are having to take a backseat, although I'm sure we'll get something from the hangman story on the show. It wouldn't be so bad if it was just a 10 man that then escalated to war games, but it feels weird that they're coming out the gate with it. 

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Yes it would have been better with a build, but given where it is, might be one of few places they can set it up. If they had built to it it would have clouded the PPV build that they got pretty spot on. It needed notice to say it’s happening, hopefully tonight they give something as a good hook to tune in next week and increase the live sales. Willing to reserve my judgment until it happens than write it off now 

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2 hours ago, Worthits said:

Blood And Guts, nice reference to ECW there. I prefer they came up with fresh titles.

I believe it's actually a reference to Vince saying on a conference call that WWE aren't doing "the blood and guts" stuff that AEW do.

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2 hours ago, iPumaPants said:

I believe it's actually a reference to Vince saying on a conference call that WWE aren't doing "the blood and guts" stuff that AEW do.

As unbelievably petty as this is, it is true. But their fans will eat it up as they cry about raw online while watching raw every week. 

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On 3/5/2020 at 3:06 PM, Hannibal Scorch said:

My money is on Jake being the partner/manager of Lance Archer and that is why he didn't show up. Also, he is a tall lad so will work well with Jake alongside him

Boom! 
 

love Daniels DO sucks video. Solid tag matches as well, though had hoped for an actual surprise for Pages’s tag team partner. I love the state on the name played. Pages this week said “he had not spoken to Dustin Rhodes that day”

still not really invested in the Woman’s division. Why is Bea still getting such a push?

 

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Another enjoyable show, although it felt slightly inconsequential in the grand scheme of things.

The Hangman Page/Matt Jackson storyline is by far the best thing in wrestling right now. It feels like a genuine hatred and thee execution of the story, for the most part, has felt fairly realistic.

I’m guessing Hangman’s original partner will show up in the Blood & Guts match. I’m guessing that it’ll be Matt Hardy, but we’ll soon find out.

On another note, Britt Baker has become something of a guilty pleasure for me. That segment was undeniably awkward and a little poorly executed, yet I still found it very enjoyable.

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1 hour ago, Hannibal Scorch said:

 Why is Bea still getting such a push?

 

To try and coax her boyfriend probably.

Does MJF dip his hands in shit before each match?

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13 minutes ago, WyattSheepMask said:

To try and coax her boyfriend probably.

Does MJF dip his hands in shit before each match?

Oh, that was always my thought on why they signed her in the first place. But I cannot see Will going anywhere for the next few years, having far too much fun in Japan

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Has there been any further official talk of a secondary title? It occurs to me with all these trios that instead a singles title a trios title could work well. It would keep from doing loads of singles matches on TV and keep from burning through potential feuds.

Another solid show I thought. Hangman is amazing. I'm actually glad that his partner wasn't a genuine surprise because I feel like it's a good to condition the audience not to expect one every week.

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I think the greatest compliment you can give Dynamite is that even when they have one of these utility shows that exists primarily to get from Point A to Point B they’re still a fun, enjoyable breeze to watch and the logic is clear to see throughout.

They’ve done an excellent job reigniting the feud between the Inner Circle and The Elite and I’m genuinely intrigued to see where all the threads like Jake and Archer and the Dark Order are going, as well as what Darby and Mox are gonna do next. Britt Baker’s career 180 remains something to behold, too. I’d never believe this is the same girl who froze on commentary that first night. Her and Tony might be my favourite part of the show now.

Death Triangle are a great bunch of talented pricks. Pentagon and PAC in particular compliment each other brilliantly. I wonder if a Trios Title is upcoming? They’d be great as inaugural champs.

Plus, there isn’t a single match at Wrestlemania that compares to how much I want to see Adam Page vs. Matt Jackson. That stuff is money.

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Tale of two shows for me. The Inner Circle attack on Nick Jackson was tremendous and reminded me of the grit and realism of early NWO beatdown angles. The blood capsule might’ve been goofy for some but I loved the visual of him under the shutter. Everyone reacted in a realistic enough way and it effectively upped the stakes for blood and guts. Loved Dustins promo too. More Dustin in general would be good. 

The Chris Daniels spoof was funny enough and ripped the piss out of a lame duck gimmick. Matt Hardy better be the Exulted One, he’s the only one that can salvage it.

The Britt Baker promo was decent and Big Swole finally getting a mic sounded good. 

Those two trios matches though. Woof. Whether it’s WWE or Dynamite, I just can’t stand “protect everyone at all costs” 50/50 bullshit. Death Triangle came out looking like main event badasses but felt like scrubs by mid-match. The sight of PAC and Pentagon bumping their asses off for Joey Janela like he was Hulk Hogan was sickening. Why do that? The Lucha Bros suck the more I see them unfortunately. Any appeal Pentagon had is long gone.

MJF/BB vs Jurassic Express was amateur hour, with the usual over contrived shit and B and B being painfully late for some spots. And you can see why Luchasaurous is limited to tags. Just give MJF the strong win. Fuck the convoluted distraction shit to protect Marko Stunt at the end.

 

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