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On 5/6/2021 at 11:50 PM, Mr Butternut Squash said:

It's funny reading all the backlash to the crash mat spot. It barely registered with me. I was too busy being fucking MAD that they left the cage and climbed it in the first place. Fucks sake lads, it's the first one! Keep it inside.

I thought it was quite obvious they were going to go on the roof as there were a loads of solid panels instead of mesh ones for them to walk around on. 
 

These days, with big cell matches, audiences have been conditioned with what to expect . It’s now like Chekhov’s Gun. You can’t climb onto the roof and not have someone jump or be thrown off. Nerds would go mental online that they teased a spot like that but never went through with it. 

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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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16 minutes ago, wordsfromlee said:

I thought it was quite obvious they were going to go on the roof as there were a loads of solid panels instead of mesh ones for them to walk around on. 
 

These days, with big cell matches, audiences have been conditioned with what to expect . It’s now like Chekhov’s Gun. You can’t climb onto the roof and not have someone jump or be thrown off. Nerds would go mental online that they teased a spot like that but never went through with it. 

Surely the answer there is don't climb on the roof? 

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5 minutes ago, Michael_3165 said:

Surely the answer there is don't climb on the roof? 

Yeah, obviously. But the threatening to throw Jericho off the roof was the ending to the match.

What I'm saying is that people online were saying they shouldn't have bother with the actual spot. Just have MJF threaten to throw him off, them surrender, then the match ends and they all leave. But audiences have been conditioned over the years that if someone climbs onto the roof, someone has to come off the roof and would have frothed at the mouth on twitter even more. It shouldn't be the way, but it seems to be. This could have been a great way to reset the expectation. Like how audiences had very cavalier responses to blood and chair shots by the early-mid 00's, but phasing them out has reinstated their impact power these days. The same can be done with cage spots.

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Mjf showing compassion wouldn’t have worked either. They just done a good idea badly. Needed a deeper box so from the sides you don’t see the padding. Sadly with the number of ex wcw production guys they have, it’s a late era wcw style mistake again. After the explosion match they are adding up. If you can’t do something right, don’t do it 

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Crash mat spot did admittedly look shite, they just need to but the idea of MJF was a great idea in theory. It's only really the production at times that is letting AEW down because they do a really good job of making a weekly TV show exciting to watch the majority of the time. Next week's Dynamite card is another belter.

Omega/Cassidy will be good but yeah it doesn't feel PPV material if there's any big show that the women can main event it's this one with Shida/Baker. Bucks/Moxley and Kingston, Cody/Ogogo, Jericho/MJF, Cage/Christian, Miro/Sabian, Casino Battle Royal and Sting and Darby/Sky and Page to fill out the card maybe? Looked like they were originally going with Sting/Archer perhaps in some sort of cinematic match but maybe that changed when they found out they had a feeling they could do it in front of a full crowd.

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As much as I like PAC and can tolerate Omega and have enjoyed the matches they have had, a match between them at the moment doesn’t interest me (and a match between Omega and OC interests me even less) because there’s no way that Omega is dropping the belt.

The time is absolutely right though to put the women’s belt on Britt Baker. I’ve enjoyed Shida’s run for the most part, but Baker is a step above right now

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Reason #219 why I love AEW. Looking at next week’s (great) lineup I realised we haven’t seen Hangman since his big loss, then for a split second I worried he’d gone on a massive bender. Come on Adam! Turn it all around! You can do this!

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Sammy and Dax was superb. 

Fuck the chair shot to the head. Unacceptable.

Really liked the match although felt it fell apart a bit on Wardlows come back. 

Anyone else get bloody fear of heights whenever someone’s on top of the cage? I think back to Taker-Foley and the roof sagging. 

MJF is fantastic. 

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We're getting Omega Vs Cassidy at Double Or Nothing aren't we? Britt Baker Vs Hikaru Shida or Mox & Kingston Vs the Bucks will be the main event and Omega will wrestle Orange Cassidy in the semi main? At the very least we get a six man with Best Friends Vs Good Brothers and Nakazawa. 

Miro Vs Darby Allin is next week and I'm hyped for it. That's shaping up to be a good show. 

The pretaped undercard matches were a weird viewing experience. It reminded me of when they used to overdub the commentary on some of the old WCW/WWE shows back in the 90s with next to no in ring sound, but the odd echoey sound from Justin Roberts over the PA and the crowd noise was odd, as well as the very deliberate camera angles. I really couldn't be arsed with that Cody match. The bit with them constantly reversing tombstones, and then a figure four with no previous working the leg? Dusty would spin in his grave watching Cody finishing matches with a Figure Four. 

Blood and Guts was a but incinsistent. Going for the pin after the spinebuster 2 minutes in was a bit stupid. That cage felt massive. I really liked how claustrophic the Wargames cage could feel.That chairshot from Spears was ridiculous. Did Guevara get a hand up? Why escape from the cage? Is the whole premise of the Blood & Guts match not high stakes enough? Excalibur & JR trying to suggest Jericho's back was broken after that fall onto the massive crash mat was stupid. It just got boring. There were a few decent spots and moments, but there'd been no time to build the match properly. This should have been months in the making, rather than weeks. Mind you it'll look like War Games 92 by the time we get round to QT Marshall and his lads against Dustin Rhodes, Billy Gunn and his clones. Next week's show looks much better. 

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On 5/5/2021 at 8:55 PM, RedRooster said:

Full capacity? That’s disappointingly irresponsible from AEW.

Studies are ongoing to establish how safe outdoor events are, so why rush into full capacity? One vaccine resistant mutation is all it would take to bring us back to square one, and, devastatingly, kill many more people.

Around 156,000 people have died from COVID since Biden took office. And yes, the death rate is falling. But it’s amazing how much we’ve adjusted our expectations. That’s still a lot of people, and a lot of grieving families.

71,000 at the Canelo Alvarez fight overnight at the AT&T. A record indoor boxing crowd in the US.

Let's remember this stuff when pretending wrestling companies are doing something others aren't. 

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On 5/5/2021 at 8:55 PM, RedRooster said:

Full capacity? That’s disappointingly irresponsible from AEW.

Studies are ongoing to establish how safe outdoor events are, so why rush into full capacity? One vaccine resistant mutation is all it would take to bring us back to square one, and, devastatingly, kill many more people.

Around 156,000 people have died from COVID since Biden took office. And yes, the death rate is falling. But it’s amazing how much we’ve adjusted our expectations. That’s still a lot of people, and a lot of grieving families.

One vaccine resistant mutation could come along at any time in the future. Things have to reopen eventually 

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3 hours ago, tiger_rick said:

71,000 at the Canelo Alvarez fight overnight at the AT&T. A record indoor boxing crowd in the US.

Let's remember this stuff when pretending wrestling companies are doing something others aren't. 

I think all things considered, wrestling companies have been quite well behaved throughout, something you wouldn't have thought would happen. Sloppy shop stuff aside, AEW, WWE and Impact have done rather well during the pandemic with safety precautions.

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15 minutes ago, Nick James said:

I think all things considered, wrestling companies have been quite well behaved throughout, something you wouldn't have thought would happen. Sloppy shop stuff aside, AEW, WWE and Impact have done rather well during the pandemic with safety precautions.

Eventually. AEW and WWE were both incredibly selfish and, in WWEs case, downright dangerous for a while there. Impact and ROH are the measuring stick really. They were both great.

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30 minutes ago, Yakashi said:

AEW and WWE were both incredibly selfish and, in WWEs case, downright dangerous for a while there.

How were they selfish? Seems to me like they've run a very tight ship throughout the pandemic. 

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