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  1. Professor

    The Music Thread

    So, Poppy. I only know of her from NXT using a few songs and her showing up a few weeks back. Went to check out her albums. I am confused. This Transitions into Not what I expected.
  2. Randomly thought about Almost Famous while driving home. Specifically why I like the movie as much as I do. I was 15 when I saw it, so was the main character. He was all about rock music and I was at my height of being an Aerosmith fanboy. Makes all the sense in the world. Then I realized I am now older than every single character in the film, sans the mom. How did that happen?
  3. Most pressing question of the night: Why was Raul Mendoza there? I really like him and all, but him being part of the 'invading force' seems random.
  4. In a totally foreseen problem, travel issues have arisen and most everybody is stuck in Saudi Arabia. And the backup plan of sending 12 wrestlers back separately has also not gone well. So now for Smackdown, which starts in about 3.5 hours as I type this, has Daniel Bryan, The Miz, Sami Zayn and the entire women's roster. Much like the snowstorm RAW or the volcano RAW, it will be interesting how/what they do.
  5. Last year I pretty much stopped watching shows week to week and waited to binge the series later. And I still haven't done so. About a month ago, I started watching weekly (ish) again, and surprisingly, I find it enjoyable again. I find that interesting.
  6. Joker: Been about a week since I watched this. Still not sure how I feel. Yeah, the acting was good. But I was bored for most of the movie. Not really a type of movie that I go to the theater to see. It got me by being called JOKER. If this was called Fleck I would have paid this zero attention. But a movie called Fleck, or Clown, or whatever wouldn't have gotten buzz/budget/been made full stop. Zombieland 2: I really liked the first one. This, not so much. All the new characters were really annoying & completely one note parodies. And then..
  7. Did my normal Monday listen to wrestling podcasts, specifically the ones post last weeks NXT. And I was surprised to hear so much conversation about Tomasso Ciampa beating up a pair of pants. Or rather pants that happen to be the same color as the Mexican flag. And thus controversy. Apparently. Not once did that enter into my mind watching the episode. I don't get it.
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    Spending a quiet weekend at home crossing off many things on the mile long 'to-do' list is greatly satisfying.
  9. Almost forgot why I came into this thread: WALTER is awesome. I want WALTER vs. Roderick Strong. This is all.
  10. Money. They sure like that TV money. Also, it has been rumored for months that WWE is trying to get a 3rd hour for Smackdown. However given the structure of FOX, it would have to go onto FS1, which is stupid. The end of AEW Dark was around the 3.5-4 hour mark for the live crowd. It was noticeable.
  11. Revenge of the Ninja - There were ninjas. There was revenge. There was fighting. There was more fighting. I am happy with it.
  12. Get hit with lightning, Lesnar'd still kick at two. Yes, Kofi losing was happening. But if he had a Lesnar/Balor level match, I don't think anyone bats an eye.
  13. Fuck that Smackdown ending.
  14. My way too early, over the top AEW reaction: Meh. Much like Mike, I have not been a fan Jericho post WWE. But I also am not a fan of Cody (for many reasons), which hampers the entire thing. Main thought from the first episode: where is the 'true alternative' that I kept hearing about? Yeah, there was no wife drama or whatever Rusev is doing. But the post match of the Women's Title match was straight out of bad TNA. The main event was straight up stupid and focused a lot on ex-WWE guys. Including Dustin, which is whatever, but not really different than another 50+ year old guy in Goldberg showing up. Again, first show and I'm being obtuse, but still.
  15. Can almost do the rematch.
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    Man. Today was the last game of Marty Brennaman's 46 years in the Cincinnati Reds radio booth. Not an abrupt retirement, so I knew this day was coming. I made it a point that I had to listen to today's game. Didn't expect it to hit me quite like it has. But in texting with a friend, I should have. Marty is baseball to me. I've heard his voice for so many hours. I fell asleep to him calling west coast trips countless times. Even when I finally had the ability to watch the games, I would mute the TV and turn up the radio. He is baseball. Listening to him today, he wants to go places and do things while he still can. After 46 years at 77 years old, he has more than earned that. So while a personally sad day, I am glad he went out on his terms. This one belongs to Marty.
  17. Liger is not happy. Really glad they are doing something big for his sendoff.
  18. I love Minoru Suzuki. I hope this last until Wrestle Kingdom.
  19. Fell into a YouTube wormhole. I forgot how much I enjoyed the Double-J Double-M A gimmick.
  20. Just watched Lee vs. Dijakovic from two weeks ago. Heard the hype. I don't get it. Was not a fan.
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    Night time tennis is the best tennis. That was a great final.
  22. Took a minute (or two days) to catch up on things. I really hope that the AEW vs. WWE thing is kept to television. Both running shows on the same day is rough. So, All Out. It was a good show with some really good wrestling. But they have issues. That main event was not good. I may be on an island, but I have not enjoyed Jericho post-WWE. I get that having him is good for the company, but I don't think he should be the headline act. Speaking of not enjoying a post-WWE run: Cody. He is fine. The crowd loves him and I cannot deny that. But all of his AEW matches have been so 'old school' that I cannot enjoy them. So many cheap shortcuts are taken. It worked then, and maybe judging by the crowd, it still does. But I'm out. And they need to sort out their camera work/production. Singles matches were fine. Anything with more than two people: So many missed spots. And having a ladder block the hard camera for most of that match is just poor planning. Will give then credit for better commentary. JR still isn't great (His name is Jungle Boy, not Jungle Jack. Stop it.), but he worked better with Goldenboy. Last thing: They really need to be careful about these long show. I've heard them in interviews knock WWE for long shows and state they won't do that. Well, by my count they just put on a five hour show. Not exactly short. Now, the show I liked more: NXT UK Takeover Cardiff. It was a tight three hours that built to an awesome main event. Cesaro showed up and did Cesaro things. Tag Title match was so much fun with an very lively crowd cheering on their hometown boys. And the main event was my favorite over the two shows. Tyler Bate is only 22 and putting on matches like that. If you chose AEW over Takerover, at least watch the main event. Well, watch the amazing Target special they did first, then watch the main event.
  23. This week's NXT UK is the best I've seen Chris Hero in a while. Nice to see.