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Benbeeach

Member Since 27 Jan 2008
Offline Last Active Apr 22 2018 09:53 AM
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In Topic: NXT Takeover: New Orleans

08 April 2018 - 05:32 AM

I'm fine with attaching the rocket ship to Adam Cole, he's been over everywhere he's ever gone, NXT is no exception, the pops he got were outrageous.

 

Prob the best Takeover ever, there was no low point. Gargano makes me...sad in a way? Like what are the chances he ever has as good a match as he had with Ciampa on the main roster? I'm in the single digits. That's no slight to Gargano, he's proven he's the guy, it's more a commentary on the slough that can be RAW and Smackdown. Has Nakamura come close to the Zayn match? Sasha's come close-ish to TakeOver brooklyn, but then again not really 


In Topic: Royal Rumble 2018

29 January 2018 - 11:44 AM

I read 27 pages to get to Jimmy Redman's post and I'm glad I did. The best post. I felt almost the exact same way watching it, obviously not through the lens of a female wrestling fan, but I just couldn't help but feel how rewarding that all felt to watch as a longtime fan. It really did feel like a time machine brought everyone back for this one fantasy booked match and it was awesome. Was pleasantly surprised at just how great everyone was. There were concerns about that match just from a "how do they effectively get all the ladies over the top rope" perspective and it seems dumb as rocks in hindsight. Those ladies are professionals. That was a celebration. And in truth, the "women's revolution" has been in progress for 20 years. Only wish we could have had a sable bomb and Chyna come back from the grave to set my soul ablaze. Bravo to all of that, and to Jimmy Redman. Right there with you girl. 


In Topic: Royal Rumble 2018 Predictions

10 January 2018 - 11:01 AM

Nakamura has no business winning the Royal Rumble or "main eventing" WrestleMania (it wouldn't be a true main event because Smackdown will forever be treated as the castoff b-brand no matter what), and I say that as someone who was red hot for him after his NXT debut against Sami Zayn. He truly seemed like something special. However, even before his main roster call-up, he was already losing his shine. Tepid matches/lack of chemistry against overrated workers like Samoa Joe and Bobby Roode didn't help, but those were masterpieces compared to what we've seen since (except maybe the Cena match, which was good but not great). Granted, there's only so much you can do with "That Indian Guy" but Nakamura has clearly been phoning it in. If he wins the Royal Rumble, get ready to hear something worse than boos: crickets. No one will react or care. Sure, he'd have a banger of a match against AJ Styles. Everyone would be quick to credit Nak for "going big" on the big stage. But no, it would be AJ carrying his ass and delivering a good match because AJ almost always delivers good matches (unless it's against KO). Even the lazy lump of shit Brock Lesnar looked good against AJ. At this point, AJ Styles could take Disco Inferno to a five-star (well, okay, maybe 3 and 3/4) match at WrestleMania.

Did he carry him last time they wrestled or...


In Topic: The Young Bucks - a discussion

26 December 2017 - 04:31 AM

I've been all in on the bucks since jump street. When they were blowjob OMEGA era Hardy Boy style rip off faces who did too many moonsaults they tried really hard and could execute and were endearing. And over the years, watching them evolve (or devolve?) in and out of the ring has been great to watch. I've also never been a "srs bizness" guy so, I always liked dudes like Chuck Taylor and his ilk. I think Pro Wrestling is such a vast expansive art form that, to put it simply, there's "room" for the bucks to exist and operate and clearly a part of the audience that digs it. Pro wrestling is ridiculous, point black, full stop. There's wrestlers and types of wrestling that try and do everything to try and buck that notion, and keep it as authentic, ya know whatever that means, as possible, and then there's wrestlers not afraid to go on the opposite end of the spectrum. I always thought apart of the New Day's appeal in WWE is that there's a very tacit, this is bonkers and we're running with it kind of vibe to the group, unicorns, booty o's, anime cosplay. It's entertainment, it's a gag, it's an act, let's not kid ourselves, and there's room on those show's to see Brock Lesnar bust someone open hardway and for trumpets. The bucks have given the indy's the same space. 

Their business acumen and for lack of a better word, clout, that they've accrued is very much the modern, post modern, post post modern brody-ism. It's like they get booked, to do their thing, and maybe if you're lucky they'll also do your thing Mr. Promoter Booker man, but definitely their thing, and people pay to see their thing. Like others have pointed out, I think they're far beyond a "are they good wrestlers" discussion, they've got the formula, they've got the stuff on tape. You don't get to that 15th superkick without an understanding of how this is all supposed to work. Saying screw how it's supposed to work and let's see what happens I think is commendable. It's the kind of act that begs for these kinds of discussions, not limited to 140-280 characters. This thread was long overdue.

 

...Osprey and Richocet doing that crouching tiger hidden dragon shit last year garnered the same sort of wide spread net reaction. When do the bucks wrestle vader? This is pro wrestling baby


In Topic: Shawn Michaels vs. AJ Styles

21 November 2017 - 08:37 PM

Shawn Michaels is my favorite wrestler of all time and even I think this is laughable.

It's AJ, probably by a really big margin too. AJ is evolution

And for a worker who had been having great matches since 2002, for it to take 12-15 years for people to finally realize it I think strips away some of the charm and vanguard of this 'net criticism thing that we do. Like what are people doing, seriously, if some how AJ STYLES was being slept on all this time. At Hero's, Joe's, Danielson's peak they were probably better than AJ was at the same times, but think about the years this covers and think about how AJ was great throughout all of that, and still is.