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Yeah don't want it to be Page, we don't need anymore layers to this thing, he's a sympathetic face that's over so don't over complicate things like when face Gargano helped heel Ciampa win.

Ideally I'd have KO beat Mox on 2nd, Bucks come to celebrate...out comes Hangman shakes Omegas hand, all's good do pyro and pose with all 4....then The Elite beat the shit outta Page, no shades of grey just straight heel/face dynamic

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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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My Daughter says it was Archer. So it probably will be. Also she really liked the Hangover skits even though she hasn't the foggiest what the Hangover is.

I thought it was a middling episode myself. It did enough right to get us to next week where hopefully we'll have a killer go home show for 'Winter is Coming' (yeah I don't get why that works as a title either but it's certainly a reference casual modern fans will get)

Really quite impressed by Top Flight. They seem to be what I wanted Private Party to be in the ring.

Thunder Rosa is ace.

Pac should have probably dominated that a bit more before the Family interfered for the DQ imo.

Anyone see Britt Baker's Waiting Room talk show on Dark? Brilliant idea that wasn't quite executed well because the angle was meh (TH3). But they built a proper old school style set like the barbershop or Piper's Pit. It looked ace and has tons of potential particularly as Britt is top notch with those poser promos and cut downs.

 

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1 hour ago, DEF said:

Anyone see Britt Baker's Waiting Room talk show on Dark? Brilliant idea that wasn't quite executed well because the angle was meh (TH3). But they built a proper old school style set like the barbershop or Piper's Pit. It looked ace and has tons of potential particularly as Britt is top notch with those poser promos and cut downs.

 

Yeah, I really enjoyed it. Well, the Britt/Reba parts of it anyway. Thought the set looked great. Plus they addressed Kingstons Full Gear attire looking like shit!

North Carolina being shoehorned into Kenny Omegas entrance every week. What's this about? Is it a BTE reference I don't get?

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I thought Britt rambled on a bit at first but I enjoyed it in the end. 

I like that they are actually introducing more story elements on Dark. It's fast becoming a fun little b-show.

Plus the commentary is always a good laugh. 

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9 hours ago, DEF said:

I thought it was a middling episode myself. It did enough right to get us to next week where hopefully we'll have a killer go home show for 'Winter is Coming' (yeah I don't get why that works as a title either but it's certainly a reference casual modern fans will get)

It's on December 2. The 2nd day of winter. Winter is coming.

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3 hours ago, WyattSheepMask said:

if it’s on the second day, then winter isn’t coming is it, it’s already arrived

I'm interpreting it as phrasing in the build up, on the way there. Like if in the promos for Wrestlemania, they said, "Wrestlemania is coming". Same idea.

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I like AEW but, right from the beginning, it feels like they've got different people booking different storylines with little communication or thought about the show as a whole. If the big angle to end the show is Will Hobbs storming to the ring with a chair, only to take out his supposed to allies, then why would you book Penta to do the exact same thing earlier in the night?

I also agree with LaGoosh about the timing of his turn. Why do it after the match is done, when there's absolutely no stakes? It was the same with Britt Baker interfering in the NWA Title match. Why wasn't that the finish? If you're going to do a turn or interference that then it should have the maximum impact possible or why bother? That's not just basic wrestling, it's basic storytelling. They are all talented enough that it won't hurt the feud but it really didn't help.

The Inner Circle stuff was all gold. MJF nicking Sammy's cards, "I really hate you", Wardlow and Hagar staring each other down, Ortiz looking pissed off at Santana being friendly with MJF. All of it was great.

I love Kenny Omega at the moment. A lot has been made about Hangman's insecurities but Kenny's desperate attempts to overcompensate for his own are also amazing. I don't think I've seen a character quite like this before. It's so subtle that it's genius.

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I've watched the last 2 weeks and it's mainly been alright. Stupid shit that doesn't make sense:

1) The TV and tag titles look shit. They're oddly reminiscent of WWE's current titles and I don't understand why. The NWA women's title is great though.

2) JR sounds like he doesn't want to be there.

3) Hornswoggle in a nappy. Really? 

4) I realise there's probably a good reason why half the humanoids at the front are wearing masks and half aren't but the optics are very "redneck wrestling." 

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40 minutes ago, Vamp said:

4) I realise there's probably a good reason why half the humanoids at the front are wearing masks and half aren't but the optics are very "redneck wrestling." 

The "humanoids" are pretty much all wrestlers (if you watch Dark episodes on YouTube you can see them all wrestle) and tested before the show starts. No idea why some of them wear masks and others don't but I'm not sure why Billy Gunn and co at ringside would give off redneck vibes. I think they're a really good touch and add a lot to the presentation of the show. Especially as they are often used for angles.

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Because its the middle of a pandemic, there was nothing to suggest to me as an occasional viewer that they were wrestlers, they were all huddled together, they were all screaming and it was entirely random as to whether they wore masks or not. Its the poster child for "that stupid wrestling shit." 

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1 hour ago, Vamp said:

Because its the middle of a pandemic, there was nothing to suggest to me as an occasional viewer that they were wrestlers, they were all huddled together, they were all screaming and it was entirely random as to whether they wore masks or not. Its the poster child for "that stupid wrestling shit." 

Other than, they were clearly wrestlers. All who have been featured on the roster, but you can’t look at the ringside area and think they are hyped members of the public

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It gets mentioned on and off on commentary that they are wrestlers as well as in some in ring promos. I personally thought it was quite clear and I think it's a great touch to keep the ringside area busy in a safer way while the few fans they let in can be spread out a bit further back just adding noise. 

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