Other thread was closed...so here we are.
Anyone else excited for AEW Dynamite tonight?
Welp, now according to Fightful, an experienced doctor has gone over Big E's neck injury and says it "should be career ending". So that's a fudging bummer, but no one seems to be sure at this point.
Scott hall on life support after surgery complications
Scott Hall to be taken off life support as soon as his family is in place so that they can be there for his passing, as reported by Kevin Nash.
Fudging bummed out, man.
From three heart attacks man
Rest In Peace good guy
Save that RIP, he's not gone yet. He was taken off life support 4 hours ago but is still alive as of right now. KICK OUT RAZOR!
Yeah saw the graphic on Raw. Buuummmed.
its official the good guy is in heaven
> Edge's new theme music.
I actually turned off the stream off halfway through this Edge promo and didn't watch the rest of the show.
These types of promos of "longtime babyface turns heel and cuts a promo insulting and/or blaming it on the fans" is so f'n played out and I didn't want to sit through another one. It's been done hundreds of times before and been done better. I kinda feel the same about Eddie Edwards' recent heel turn too.
I at least appreciate that they're trying something different with Edge, even if it's not hitting home for me perfectly. It would have been very WWE (aka very easy) to just keep him the "Cinderella story" face for the rest of his career.
But that new "you think you know me" intro is corny and the song itself isn't anywhere near as memorable as his other. But I suppose that's the point, strip the heel of anything the fans would cheer for.
> WrestleQuest, a new wrestling RPG.
That looks odd...
Definitely looks weird but could be a lot of fun. I'll give it a go, neat concept.
Tbh I'd like a pro wrestling RPG that isn't as "glamoured" up as that and treated as a legit story, and maybe without the real life legends, but whatev. I'll take what I can get.
25 years ago today, the promo that I credit as launching the Attitude Era.
This promo was one of those moments I'll never forget since the night it happened. It was so unlike the type of promo you'd expect from Bret and was one of the first moments to make me question "surely this can't be scripted, there's no way they could get permission to let him speak like that and not bleep it out". Ironically though, one of my pet peeves is when wrestlers curse in their promos just for the sake of it and with no purpose behind it. Like, I feel this promo means a heck of a lot more than majority of the ones in old ECW where it felt like they were overusing profanity just to be edgy. https://twitter.com/OTD_in_WWE/status/150445543338...
Been following this Cody stuff for a few weeks now so I was expecting that. The reported plan is to have Rhodes vs. Rollins at Mania.
Been a fan of Rhodes since the Legacy days, dug the NJPW/indie run he went on, got to see him win the ROH title live in Plymouth MA, and thought his absolute best work was in AEW.
That said, I truly don't have faith that WWE will keep him "on top", or even all that relevant, but it at least gives me a reason to watch WWE (which have become few and far between). It just seems like unless you're one of the World/Universal title picture mainstays like Brock or Roman, you're likely to just be thrown around to random spots on the card with no real chance to build momentum. Most of WWE's on-air roster seem to just be going through the motions, with the common "main eventers" seeming to be the only ones who ever have any actual direction (and even then it's slight). I hope they use him correctly, but I don't expect them to for any extended period of time.
Inb4 Rhodes loses to Rollins at Mania. If they put Triple H over fudging Sting, I wouldn't be surprised whatsoever. WWE loves to "bury" the competition, even if, in Sting's case, that competition hasn't existed in 20 years.
Pretty neat find, WWF Super Slams ripped from VHS to DVD. It's a burned Region 2 (UK) DVD but I mainly snagged it due to the packaging. I used to own this VHS when I was a kid and vividly remember the box and the nice professionally-printed recreation DVD label here is a nice touch. The tape itself was a compilation of matches filmed from various different shows, which seems so strange in hindsight but I never minded it back in the day. I know they'll never re-release this as an actual DVD and it's not on Peacock's WWF Coliseum Video section, so I don't mind a burned disc given the packaging. I don't have a VHS player, but do have a means of playing Region 2 DVDs, so I figured this was worth the $9 left on a Visa gift card that it cost me. imageimageimage
I had a similar VHS as a kid that featured Jarrett vs. Razor in a singles match, but I can't find any evidence of its existence for the life of me. Starting to think I just made it up.
I had such a great time at Dynamite last week in San Antonio! The crowd was awesome! Wrestling is so much fun.
As far as Cody goes, the more time has went on after he left AEW, it makes sense that he's going to WWE. Legacy is a big part of his career obviously, and if AEW isn't going to pursue the all out war that he supposedly wanted, then it makes more sense for him to make even more of a history with the storied Rhodes name. No hate from me, nothing but respect for the guy, and I hope he can finally do in WWE what he probably always wanted to. As it is right now, if his career ended, his time in WWE wouldn't be all that great, so maybe he sees this as a chance to right that wrong, and has the ability/power to influence that a little bit. Best of luck to him, I hope that happens!
can't wait to watch dynamite tomorrow as i was busy last week and couldn't watch ir.
@theJaw -you called it correctly MJF interfering in the match. To be honest i had that gut feeling as well. Very rare to have a championship switch hands on consecutive nights for a major title.
I dont call the wwe 24/7 title a real title. To me its just a comedy skit booking to break the staleness of the shows.
> I dont call the wwe 24/7 title a real title. To me its just a comedy skit booking
> to break the staleness of the shows.
Yeah, that 24/7 Championship turned out to be nothing like what I thought it'd be. When they announced the 24/7 title three years ago I think I had posted in here what I thought it would be used for was mostly for house shows because pre-pandemic house show attendance was pretty low for a little while there and I think part of that has to do with people knowing the odds of seeing a title change hands at a house are very low (especially if it's not MSG) and I thought this would be used to change that and add a little humor to the shows. Instead it doesn't even get defended at house shows, and most of the title changes happen in pre-recorded segments or on skits that end up on YouTube.
24/7 title consistently makes up the majority of the most obnoxious segments on WWE TV from what I've seen. It's really time to drop it... but I suppose it does get folks unlikely to get a spot otherwise on the show so, whatev I suppose.
In my opinion, not only is Bryan Danielson better than AJ styles, be he's also better than peak Ric Flair.
Okay is wardlow taking time off or is AEW trying to be the new wwe fudging their talent
His booking is ridiculous . MJF keeps him from winning a title to proceed with a possible. Then all of last night MJF fires him but only to pay him to keep away from the ring
Gotta be Honest aew is starting to fall in the trap wwe is in, Granted the other parts of dynamite was okay. I missed the latter half hour at best
Speaking of wwe the same ole no this match belongs on this day not this day has McMahon grubby little hands on it
I assume it's leading to a match where Wardlow earns his freedom from MJF. Kinda like that storyline WWE did with Shawn Michaels and JBL.
@lazarro It's a story line, you don't really think Wardlow is gonna stay home right? Also, to be fair, it isn't necessarily "fudging their talent" to have them sit out a week or two. Distance makes the heart grow fonder and if Wardlow does miss an episode of Dynamite or two, it'll only make the crowd's reaction when he randomly shows up that much more memorable.
> I assume it's leading to a match where Wardlow earns his freedom from MJF. Kinda
> like that storyline WWE did with Shawn Michaels and JBL.
Definitely gonna be something like this. Either way, the MJF/Wardlow feud is now well under way, MJF having him escorted out of the arena is just the first step in it. After all, McMahon used to have Austin "arrested" and carted off Raw like every 2 weeks, so there's a precedence in the world of wrestling for these things haha
Gotta start watching the old wwe stuff then
I forgot about Austin being arrested during his feud with McMahon
Yeah once Wardlow gets to powerbomb him, the crowd is going to go INSANE! Then he's going to powerbomb him like ten times while the crowd chants one more time. Going to be so sweet when the payoff hits
Triple h retired from in ring wrestling due to heart issues ( defibrillator in chest )
Seems like all the McMahon family is mostly retired. Unless Shane is brought back
Sad for triple h
Not going say he is the goat of wrestling maybe for his time he wrestled he could be but so could The rock or Austin
I will say wwe upgraded his career as his time in wcw was redicous to be the least
I'm happy he retired as now there will be no more obligatory "Triple H match" at every single big event (they haven't been super interesting for years), but I'm very unhappy for the circumstances he had to retire because a "Triple H match" every ONCE IN A WHILE could be fun. Just a bummer to be forced into that situation due to a health scare, but as long as he keeps healthy, that's all that really matters. He was a great wrestler for a time, an awesome heel for years, and had a heck of a career - even if he was apparently pretty douchey for a fair amount of that career. I'll miss his work to an extent, honestly.
Not counting his true final matches (both occurring on house shows), his final 3 TELEVISED matches (all PPVs) were:
Triple H & Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker & Kane (Crown Jewel)
Triple H vs. Batista (WrestleMania 35)
Triple H vs. Randy Orton (Super ShowDown)
Varying degrees of match quality aside, the wrestlers involved in those 3 matches sure are fitting for the final matches of Triple H's career. All of them had pretty profound impacts on Triple H's career & vice versa. Kane to a lesser extent, but even he was involved in the angle at WrestleMania XV that kickstarted the heel run that would project Triple H to the WWE title scene, & Triple H was also the guy Kane lost his mask to (& yeah, there's the Katie Vick crap too). All in all, couldn't think of 5 other dudes who would make more sense to end Triple H's career, even if the circumstances weren't always the best (lookin' at you, Crown Jewel).
Anyhow I'll be watching NXT & the HOF after their live broadcasts on Friday because I'm 100% opting to check out ROH's return show, Supercard of Honor XV. First ROH show booked by Tony Khan since he bought the company, and he (as usual) promises a surprise or two. On top of this already impressive card, the possibility of seeing ROH legends like Punk, Danielson, Daniels, or even Samoa Joe himself back in an ROH ring are high. Worth the watch for that alone, but this card is also pretty nice.
ROH World Title Unification Match
Jonathan Gresham (c) vs. Bandido (c)
ROH Pure Title Match
Josh Woods (c) vs. Wheeler YUTA
ROH World Tag Team Title Match
The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) (c) vs. FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood)
SW3RVE vs. Alex Zayne
Jay Lethal vs. Lee Moriarty (w/Matt Sydal)
+ more likely TBA
Neat @PizzaTheHutt I'll definitely give that a look.
Meanwhile - fudging let's gooooo, Samoa Joe is back in ROH! So amped, Supercard of Honor XV was legit a great show. Bandito vs Gresham was a masterclass, Yuta vs Woods was great, and FTR vs Briscoes was a legit 5-star. Awesome, awesome show.
Anyone watching Wrestlemania?