Jump to content
MPDTT

The AEW Wednesday Night Dynamite Thread

Recommended Posts

13 minutes ago, King Pitcos said:

Disgusting that they’re even running shows at a time like this tbh. They should cancel everything.

Not sure if you're serious or just point scoring but either way, I agree. These shows are so fucking pointless.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, FelatioLips said:

If this was my first time watching AEW, I wouldn’t watch it again. That Matt Hardy thing was embarrassingly bad.

Really? Even with them having to work around unprecedented restrictions you would never give them a chance after one shit show? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, King Pitcos said:

Disgusting that they’re even running shows at a time like this tbh. They should cancel everything.

Totally agreed. I get they want to prove they can do it, and they think they're providing something important - but they should have stopped after once. Should definitely stop now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, UK Kat Von D said:

Really? Even with them having to work around unprecedented restrictions you would never give them a chance after one shit show? 

Likely not, it had a real bad TNA stink to it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, FelatioLips said:

Likely not, it had a real bad TNA stink to it.

People throw that term around far too easily. TNA fucked up hard for many years, in mind boggling ways without learning from mistakes. AEW have shown unparalleled awareness when it comes to correcting mistakes.

Cody’s wife was involved in a diabolical story that got dropped quietly and unceremoniously, can’t think of anywhere else that would have that level of self awareness. If Steph or Dixie was involved with something that shit they would have just rolled with it regardless of how badly it bombed. Nightmare Collective wasn’t even an important put of the show, but they still acknowledged it needed to be binned 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Marshmallo said:

Did they seriously show this on TV?

Surely it's meant to just be a laugh? But still, looks shite for tele doesnt it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Marshmallo said:

Did they seriously show this on TV?

Apart from being a bit shoddily edited (Jericho looking like a stop animation character from behind), there's nothing wrong with this at all. I just showed this to my 7yo and she thought it was really cool.

The Undertaker has existed for 30 odd years you know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, tiger_rick said:

TNA at it's peak drew nearly as many viewers as Raw does now.

I dare say if they didnt fuck up the Spike deal they would have still been #2, maybe even grown. I'm sure they outdrew the UFC shows on Spike.

The ratings never seemed to translate to people buying tickets, though.

Edited by HeavyT

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, HeavyT said:

I dare say if they didnt fuck up the Spike deal they would have still been #2, maybe even grown. I'm sure they outdrew the UFC shows on Spike.

The ratings never seemed to translate to people buying tickets, though.

Or pay per view buys. 

But yeah, the fact that TNA at its height still failed to sell out Bound For Glorys in 2,500 seat civic centres in major urban areas is somewhat mystifying. They were still fairly well known to most wrestling fans at a time the business was quite healthy, if we're to broadly go with 2006-2010 as their peak years. 

The fact that AEW started out of the gate as a hot ticket in decent arenas will tell you how much the smart/internet/pro wrestling as nerd universe audience has become the dominant cash cow in the last ten years. And how well they marketed themselves, obviously. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Marshmallo said:

Did they seriously show this on TV?

My biggest issue with this is that it's completely impossible to do with a crowd, and I don't think AEW should be doing things in the empty arena that wouldn't be possible in a full/half full arena. 

My other issue is the shoddy editing. It looks shit. I'm sure some kids think it's great, but is my intelligence being insulted? Am I supposed to believe Hardy is teleporting? With my educated adult brain?

This is the first time AEW has out and out disappointed me. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, SuperBacon said:

The Undertaker has existed for 30 odd years you know.

All of his 'supernatural' bits have been shit too. 

I've never understood this wank obsession wrestling has with magic characters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, iPumaPants said:

My biggest issue with this is that it's completely impossible to do with a crowd, and I don't think AEW should be doing things in the empty arena that wouldn't be possible in a full/half full arena. 

My other issue is the shoddy editing. It looks shit. I'm sure some kids think it's great, but is my intelligence being insulted? Am I supposed to believe Hardy is teleporting? With my educated adult brain?

This is the first time AEW has out and out disappointed me. 

Surely it was intentionally bad? For comedic purposes? Has to be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, HeavyT said:

Surely it was intentionally bad? For comedic purposes? Has to be.

In your main event spot tho? There's a place for that stuff but not there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...