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56 minutes ago, DavidB6937 said:

He's been teaching people?! Fucking hell.

Yeah, he's the main teacher of most of their local students, I think. He was certainly feeding AEW jobbers while they were in his garage at the start of lockdown. One of the Nightmare Family (ugh) posted an Insta vid of Brandi running through a ludicrous indy sequence with QT - all shuffling feet, lead thigh slapping, staring at incoming strikes that still missed, and blank-eyed overselling, all habits that should absolutely NOT be present in a senior trainer, even at drill level.

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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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Why the fuck they had Scorpio Sky and Shawn Spears on the show and left off Lance Archer, Jurassic Express, Page, Dark Order, Britt Baker etc. is a mystery and someone needs to tell Tony Khan that TV time is precious, not to be wasted on scrubs. Likewise QT Marshall should not be winning matches on TV.

That Cody segment was the drizzling shits. Absolutely terrible. 

The new opening isn't good. I loved all the explosions of colour, this new one is too generic for my liking.

I enjoyed everything else. The MJF/Inner Circle stuff was really funny and I'm excited about the Vegas shenanigans. Sammy being left out and given a coach seat is perfect. And Wardlow and Hager looking like they constantly want to murder eachother is the icing on the cake.

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When Jade turned up, I thought they were going to do a is Cody cheating on Brandi storyline which tbh sounds more interesting than a Cody/Shaq match. 

The Inner Circle/MJF stuff is only behind Roman as the best thing in wrestling right now. 

Fenix/Penta was awesome. Splitting is the best thing they can do. Penta can be a vicious heel and Fenix can do the cool face stuff. 

Not the best show but a million times better than that awful NXT show

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Scorpio Sky almost seems worthless at this point, after them pushing him as one of the next stars he's been dossing around doing nothing and looked like shit last night (sweet af tights aside). That whole fued with Spears is sub Cutler v Avalon Dark material.

Loved the shit out of that main event, Eddie on commentary and everything after it. Having The Bastard back is great.

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I don’t understand how the audio issues are somehow getting worse. Usually, they at least figure it out five to ten seconds in and switch the arena feed off. It happening throughout the entirety of Mox’s promo, they might as well have not even aired it. Absolutely no idea what he said. Sounded like a man trapped in a dream, unable to get help. A complete mess of a segment.

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A really odd show. It makes sense to give the big guns a night off after the PPV, but it felt weird having a show that was essentially blow offs to feuds that have been running almost exclusively on Dark.

That kind of opener is the kind of shit that's going to kill Cage. Sure, he's a flippy meathead, but Sydal makes him look like a gormless blown up chump and we're still supposed to see him as a threat. Nah, mate. Taz telling me doesn't show me anything. And did Hobbs miss his cue? I blinked and he was suddenly there, but Team FTW/Taz were already fucking off.

The Bunkhouse Brawl was typical stunt shite that seemed even more so after Mox vs Kingston. Did I miss the reason Allie mucked around with QT? Now she's back with her husband, because, erm, Eddie Kingston said so, but she maxed out QT's credit cards, so boo, I guess? He's mates with the Rhodes, somehow, so I'm sure he'll be fine.

The Bucks still act like cunts, and I don't know why Marvez has a job. 

I know it's grumpy old men territory to moan about the audio, but I usually forgive the odd mixing error switching from the arena to backstage. But it happened EVERY TIME they cut to the back, and nobody fixed it.

MJF is basically the only heel who wrestles and acts like a proper shit. This is surely the overdue Jericho face turn on the way. Next week's Vegas trip should be everything Miro and Sabian stag skits should have been.

Checking Jade Cargill's Wiki suggests she started training last year under Heath Slater and... QT Marshall, and last night was her DEBUT. In a wrestling ring. On national TV. With the boss and the boss' wife. I know Cody wears his nepotism with pride, but fuck me, he's a parody. People can say Tony Kahn should pull things up, but seriously, is Tony Kahn, SORRY, "TK" going to tell WCW/Attitude Era alumnus Seven and former WWE suOOOperstar Cody to wind it in? Cody's heel turn gets put off again, if it ever is happening, and we get another 4 weeks of him being an obnoxious dick while being cheered by his employees at ringside. "They love this kid!" 

I'm in a proper cynical mood this week.

Edit: I totally forgot about Spears vs Sky. I was stunned when the comms mentioned Sky has the 3rd highest win record in AEW. Apart from those 3 weeks in lockdown when he was a glorious gurning gobshite, Spears is the definition of nothing. Sky's star has fallen so far since being touted as the next big thing, it's ridiculous. Wasn't he an early contender for the TNT title at one point? He does have a mean line in Smackdown midcarder tights, though. I guess Tully possibly making a play for him gives him something to do, but there's not enough to him as a face to get me into him turning heel. Sad to say, he's practically Apollo Crews at this point.

Conti vs Red Velvet was typical womens filler, with too much running around and not enough crispness. The judo throws might feel good doing them, but they look sloppy. The Dark Order getting their own little feuds while Brodie Lee is away seems ripe for a power struggle when he returns, but I don't think many of the DO are strong enough characters to make it worth it.

The main was carried by Schiavone and Kingston going at it and REALLY pushing the Family split. This sequel couldn't match the first, but the mask ripping and final run of sickening head drops, while Big Tone highlighted Fenix's neck injury and Eddie started to have regrets, was great stuff. Whooped inside when he shoved Rey's limp body out of the ring and got in Penta's head. And then, HOWAY SCUMBAGS. Hoo fucking Ray. Him and Kingston are going to kill each other and it's going to be glorious. Eddie might be stuck trying to elevate Butcher and Blade vs Death Triangle, but if anyone can do it, he can.

Yeah. Not great. But I'll still be tuning in next week.

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I watched Being The Elite immediately after Dynamite. It's insane that the amazing "Fuck Hangman" storyline was on the semi-cannon Youtube show while that awful segment with Cody, Jade Cargill and Brandi made it to the main show. I'm all for AEW giving people opportunities but it's a really brave move to expect someone that green to carry a segment like that. Especially since it wasn't that long ago that they did practically the same angle, far better, with Jake Roberts. I'm not sure what Brandi was doing either. I was relieved when she came out but got immediately distracted with the weird way she was talking. She's been a featured member of the roster since the company started. We know how she talks.

The good thing about AEW though, is that they always seem to recognise when something isn't working and change course. Hopefully they'll do that here, and quickly.

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Brandi coming out and hitting all the sassy black woman cliches was truly dreadful television. 

Amazes me how Cody can do stuff like whipping angle or his promos against Jericho that are so heartfelt, compelling and emotional but also do some of the shittest stuff possible. When he's good he's really, really good but he's also often boring as sin or so crap you want to punch him. He's consistently frustrating. 

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I think I'm in the minority of people who really enjoyed the Bunkhouse match. Felt it was a really fun brawl and couldn't care less that QT got the pin because he was the main part of the story anyway. 

Brandi as LaGoosh said was a sassy black woman cliche which despite being black came across as really forced because she never acts like that. No matter what she does she's crap at all of it. A real detriment to the show.

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Imagine being some of the decent talent on Dark and not being paid to wrestle, or being on very minimal, to the point that Cody recently said 'if you ask some of the extras what they earn.....my dad would have lost it' and then Jade Cargill rocks up, shits the bed and gets signed to a contract.

The interview with Cody about the 'tiered contract system' is quite an interesting one. Can be found at the below link. Cody couldn't remember is Red Velvet was signed or not.

https://www.mandatory.com/wrestlezone/news/1210046-cody-rhodes-reveals-details-aew-tiered-contract

 

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I'm taking a punt she was hired way prior to this and that announcement is following a TV timeline.

Anyway I thought she was pretty ropey in that segment and then I thought, fuck it, it's her introduction segment, shit turns gold sometimes, Some people just strike it on their first go, some take a bit of time. So I'm just going to wait out and see what happens with the angle. I think there is something in Jade Cargill, she was clearly nervy as fuck, they should have made her spiel way briefer and to the bullets on that promo but had a decent voice and presence to her. She's also in absolutely ridiculous physical shape without it looking grotesque, there might be something in it, then it might be as dross like the Nightmare Collective. Either way she's on TV until that match is over or gets cancelled.

While we're at it with the lasses, Tay Conti is absolutely stunning isn't she. How is she ever gonna do a spell as a villain with that face?

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36 minutes ago, Nick James said:

Imagine being some of the decent talent on Dark and not being paid to wrestle, or being on very minimal, to the point that Cody recently said 'if you ask some of the extras what they earn.....my dad would have lost it' and then Jade Cargill rocks up, shits the bed and gets signed to a contract.

The interview with Cody about the 'tiered contract system' is quite an interesting one. Can be found at the below link. Cody couldn't remember is Red Velvet was signed or not.

https://www.mandatory.com/wrestlezone/news/1210046-cody-rhodes-reveals-details-aew-tiered-contract

 

As Louch says, I think you may have wrongly interpreted what he was saying. It sounds like they are paying a very generous "signing" bonus to the extras to be available if AEW needs them(but they can work elsewhere if not). All in all, it's a decent situation for them to be in with the world the way it is and work elsewhere drying up..

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1 hour ago, Chili said:

While we're at it with the lasses, Tay Conti is absolutely stunning isn't she. How is she ever gonna do a spell as a villain with that face?

There was far more to her as a heel in NXT than there was as a face. I'm glad she's sticking with it in AEW. She seems more confident in the role in that direction.

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