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I was blown away by the MJF/Darby match. Just perfect storytelling and face/heel dynamics.

The worldtitle match felt monumental for both Hangman and the company. Hangman for obvious reasons but for AEW it's their first homegrown star to win the world's title. I've never connected with him the way everyone else does but his promos have been main event caliber lately. He seems ready. Danielson is a strange first challenger if that's where they're going next. Can either afford a loss this early in their run?

I know AEW isn't big on rematches but Eddie/Punk felt like the first chapter in a longterm feud. I hope that one continues through the next PPV.

Danielson can easily afford a loss. He's Bryan Danielson. He's a massive star to the point where basically nothing will take the shine off of him. Conversely, its an excellent opponent for Hangman but it just mints his status as a top guy even more. He beats Omega for the title and would beat Danielson in his first defense. That's arguably the two best wrestlers of the last decade (certainly top 5).
 
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Danielson can easily afford a loss. He's Bryan Danielson. He's a massive star to the point where basically nothing will take the shine off of him. Conversely, its an excellent opponent for Hangman but it just mints his status as a top guy even more. He beats Omega for the title and would beat Danielson in his first defense. That's arguably the two best wrestlers of the last decade (certainly top 5).

He can definitely absorb a loss but I think it'd have even more impact if they give him a winning streak first and then let Hangman beat him. His second PPV match is a main event title loss isn't how I'd book it unless they have a heel turn planned but they've done long term storytelling well so far so I'll go along for the ride.
 

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Early prediction that probably won’t happen. Cole turns on the Bucks and aligns himself with Fish and a possibly coming over O’Reilly while the Bucks recruit Flip Gordon to come in.
 

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Early prediction that probably won’t happen. Cole turns on the Bucks and aligns himself with Fish and a possibly coming over O’Reilly while the Bucks recruit Flip Gordon to come in.

Or the bucks turn face and join hangman

Coming full circle
 

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Early prediction that probably won’t happen. Cole turns on the Bucks and aligns himself with Fish and a possibly coming over O’Reilly while the Bucks recruit Flip Gordon to come in.

Or the bucks turn face and join hangman

Coming full circle

With Kevin Owens contract coming up in January, I think they likely scenario is he goes to AEW and re-forms their indy stable Mt. Rushmore. Then once Omega heels up and comes back, there will be story about the Bucks being torn between the Elite and Cole/Steen, with Omega feuding with Cole/Steen
 

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With Kevin Owens contract coming up in January, I think they likely scenario is he goes to AEW and re-forms their indy stable Mt. Rushmore. Then once Omega heels up and comes back, there will be story about the Bucks being torn between the Elite and Cole/Steen, with Omega feuding with Cole/Steen
Omega is going to need a team
 

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Can I ask why the big deal over Lethal? I don’t get it
 

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Can I ask why the big deal over Lethal? I don’t get it

Pretty darn solid in the ring. Can work good matches with anyone. Very solid on the mic (with some HILARIOUS Ric Flair and Macho Man impressions*). While I don't think he's top level star quality at a major promotion like AEW, I think he's fine guy to have around. He's a perfect TNT Title guy and that can pop up for a AEW Title feud every now and then.


*If you aren't aware, he did a character back in TNA called Black Machismo where he was literally just being Randy Savage and despite it sounded stupid on paper, it was excellent
 

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Did not expect a Danielson heel turn but I love it. When he wants to be smarmy dick, Danielson can really turn it on.

And I loved the next long term story seeds being planted of Cole and Kenny feuding.
 

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Did not expect a Danielson heel turn but I love it. When he wants to be smarmy dick, Danielson can really turn it on.

And I loved the next long term story seeds being planted of Cole and Kenny feuding.

Yeah the latter was my favorite part

Bryan talking about kicking heads when he won by choke out was….something
 

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Lol. I had no idea I would get this much enjoyment out of watching Billy Gunn wrestle in 2021.
 

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Apparently Kemny is going to be out for a while.

Shoulder and other surgeries.

Have they put a timetable on it yet? I haven't seen anything other than something mentioning Kenny would like to be back by Feb. But depending on surgeries, that would put him out a lot longer.
 

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Have they put a timetable on it yet? I haven't seen anything other than something mentioning Kenny would like to be back by Feb. But depending on surgeries, that would put him out a lot longer.
That’s pretty much what I’ve heard. I heard he’s out of some AAA show he was scheduled for, so he must be getting this stuff done rather quickly.
 

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I’m already waiting for flair so I can get flair/Rosa and flair/deeb
 

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I don't think AEW has ever opened with a 20 minute promo segment (something WWE does all the damn time), but they definitely picked the right two people to kick it off with
 

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I don't think AEW has ever opened with a 20 minute promo segment (something WWE does all the damn time), but they definitely picked the right two people to kick it off with
Great back and forth segment.
I’m wondering if JR is indeed going to take some time off for the chemo since I noticed it sounded like he deliberately didn’t say “see you next week” but something like “see you in the future” before the show went off the air.
 

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I don't think AEW has ever opened with a 20 minute promo segment (something WWE does all the damn time), but they definitely picked the right two people to kick it off with

Yup.

Although punks obsession baker is weird and awkward
 
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