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Only watched up to the Hardy segment so far, but to me that seemed very pandering and shouldn't have come from Hardy. Why was the guy who was injured apologising and not the people who allowed it to continue?

Really liked the opening segment with MJF and Jericho, that was different and was when they walked away from each other.

How white are Jake's teeth? I think it really highlights them when he dyes his tash black.

Fancy signing Handsome Miro and debuting him in a storyline involving a wedding and mid/lower carders like Kip Sabian. The dude should be pushed to the moon. How WWE never capitalised on his charisma is astounding.

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Right people, right time, just the wrong location.

Fucking hell who’s arsed. Let people get excited about things.

For a TV Guide photoshoot promoting a new wrestling show, this is what you want to see. Not you brothers wedding reception, like those cunts above. You're selling professional wrestling. Nothing else.

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1 hour ago, Nick James said:

Fancy signing Handsome Miro and debuting him in a storyline involving a wedding and mid/lower carders like Kip Sabian. The dude should be pushed to the moon. How WWE never capitalised on his charisma is astounding.

That was my first thought, however it's very easy to debut new people at the top only to have them drop down when that level can't be sustained.

I quite like that they did something a little different with him. And he obviously has the charisma and wrestling ability to adapt to anything really, so I'm excited he's on board whatever he does. I have no worries he'll be fine.

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End to end in terms of pacing it was one of the best Dynamites they've done. Flew by with some good matches, some good storytelling and a nice little surprise like Miro thrown in. Probably could have been better ways to debut him but still. 
Dustin is fantastic and I was glad to see his match go long with Brodie rather than get flattened.

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While I'm happy to see Miro in a different setting (because he's amazing), if I have to see one more ex-WWE employee show up and do the whole "angry former employee" speech I'm giving up on AEW. It's just a really lazy, unnecessary trope now. I'm all for AEW picking up the guys who WWE wasted and letting them shine to their true potential, but no more of that nonsense please, it's tired. 

Outside of that, a really good show with some interesting hooks for next week. 

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I think pairing Miro with Kip is a brilliant idea. Miro doesn't have to be shoehorned into the main event scene just for the sake of it and of course Kip gets a huge rub just by being on-screen mates with him. It's actually kind of hilarious what an upgrade Miro is over Kip's former best friend. Oh, and there's the obvious fact that Miro IS the 'best man' and I'm sure whatever he's booked to do he'll make the best of it and rise to the top of the card. He looked like he was having the time of his life in there and I'm so happy for him I almost shed a tear.

An interesting way to debut for sure and on Miro Day of all days!

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I was pretty happy to see him debut in a different way than being a surprise top level title challenger or something similar. It helped that he was wearing that lovely pink top and had new hair. I was afraid if he did debut it would be something darker and more serious like so many others have tried over the years so to see him bound out into a more storyline driven angle in the midcard where they can work out where to go with him over time was wonderful to see.

As said the only thing that was wrong was to do the whole "brass ring, FU WWE" bit at the beginning which I never really think is classy thing to do and the coolness factor of it wore off by about 2005 in TNA.

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It’s borderline genius they brought him in for a wedding angle. I can’t wait for skits involving him and Kip trying on suits, tasting cakes and going on the Stag Do. I thought I wanted him coming to the ring in a tank but this is a million times better.

Yeah, the bitter-ex-WWE-guy thing is massively played out, but I think he’s so fun, so lovable and so handsome that he won’t be able to stop himself from immediately moving on and carving a new niche for himself. Guys like Cardona, that’s all they’ve got. Once they’ve done the chip-on-my-shoulder thing there’s hardly anything else there, whereas I honestly think the sky’s the limit for Miro. Even his new music is great! I’m a happy man.

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1 hour ago, Supremo said:

The, "shove your brass ring up your arse!" thing reeked of TNA, but whatever. Miro! I'm so happy. There's no more lovable oaf in the business. He'll rise to the top with ease.

It's the ECW debut. Got to show up and shoot on the cool brand. It's been ripped off ever since. It'll be redeemable the day someone like Randy Orton shows up, points out he doesn't give a fuck about the Elite and Tony Khan is a nerd but he cashes his cheques.

 

58 minutes ago, Nick James said:

Just makes you wonder why they wasted the Joker spot on Matt Sydal, knowing Miro was in town.

I'm not sure I'd have debuted Miro like they did but you don't waste surprises like that on PPV, IMO, unless you've made it a real big selling point of the show.

Thought aside from the obligitary "shoot", that was a great promo from Miro. He looks the business with bleached hair and a Mickey Mouse T-Shirt. He's just got it.

Tell you who hasn't - Luchasaurus. I liked him last summer. Being a big guy in a promotion of midgets, he stood out. But I was listening to a pod recently where they talked about how he's regressed and I'd thought it was just me. He's horribly clunky in everything and nowhere near good enough to pull off the things he's trying to do to be "lucha".

Don't need to get into the good show/bad show stuff. What I like about Dynamite is that it isn't trying to be a good show for one week. Even on the shows that don't have a killer angle or a great match, everything moves forward. It's not some brave new world. They're building a wedding angle. That FTR segment was right out of the WWE 101 playbook. They're teasing dissension all over the place. Stuff WWE would get battered for because it's not the stuff, it's the feel of death. AEW feels alive. Even if JR barely does.

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There's a lot of people who are angry and bitter about their time in WWE if you listen to various interviews. It's the easy thing to to say on AEW shows that WWE sucks when a portion of your fan base are frustrated, disillusioned fans that thing WWE has gone to the dogs (and they would be right) 

Also, Miro comes across as a very angry man judging by his anti-Meltzer rant on Twitch which would have made even Bischoff go "easy there fella"

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I think the best part of the show for me was Alex Marvez' face while knocking on the Bucks' door, kept turning to the camera with a stupid puzzled look before knocking again, I was pissing myself. 

Along with Tony shuffling out of the ring when Kip kicked him out was brilliant also. 

The only part of the show I found weak, was the Rose / Conti match. Conti is green as grass as she hasn't had much experience at all, but she has a lot of upside. Vicky doing her 10 year old schtick can get to fuck though, Nyla doesn't need her and it's bringing her down if anything. Nyla should be the tippy top of the women's division taking on all comers. 

EDIT: I've said a few times in the past that I've tried to get into Dynamite and I've struggled as it doesn't seem to be for me, however I must say it really is growing on me, to the point I actually looked forward to Dynamite this week and haven't watched NXT at all.

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Another brilliant Dynamite, I enjoyed pretty much everything aside from Vickie Guerrero. 

Totally agree with @tiger_rick as far as Luchasaurus goes. He was perfectly fine in today's match, but his offence frequently looks messy and at times even unsafe. 

All the slips and trips recently do worry me a little bit, and leave me cringing every time they try a piledriver or something that could leave someone seriously injured. Excalibur (I think)  acknowledged how hot it was, and you can see sweat dripping from each wrestler from very early on in each match. I hope they drop some of the riskier offence until it cools down a little, if that even happens in Florida. I don't want to see someone get hurt. 

On a more positive note, I can't believe how great a signing Colt Cabana has ended up being for AEW. I'm far more excited about his eventual showdown with Brodie Lee than I am about a Brodie/Cody rematch, or almost any other match AEW can offer right now. They've handled this storyline perfectly. 

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1 hour ago, Nick James said:

Just makes you wonder why they wasted the Joker spot on Matt Sydal, knowing Miro was in town.

I think if they debuted someone like that in the battle royal, he has to win doesn't he? Anything else feels like an anti climax.

I'm fine with the way they have done it, let him simmer for a bit beating nobodys, then an eventual clash with Brodie Lee could be fun over the TNT title.

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