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Discussion in 'Pro Wrestling & WWE Forum' started by wildturkey, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Judge Fudge

    Judge Fudge Spearmint chewing, Troll smacking, SOB

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    Here is the thing for me.

    I COULD pay the 50$ to see it but I'm working till 7:30 and it starts at 4:00 my time. I couldn't watch it live and can't DVR it because TELUS doesn't do AEW.
     



  2. anotheridiot

    anotheridiot There will always be someone to blame......

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    They say that Chris Jericho is getting a live mike for the whole event. That might be worth making time to watch it.
     
  3. wildturkey

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    Fight For The Fallen was a decently entertaining show. Too long for a charity show though imo (basically 4 hrs, could have cut some matches). If you missed it, I'd recommend the 6 man tag match and the tag team 3 way (Jungle Boy/Luchasaurus are gonna be stars)

    I gotta complaint though from AEW's shows so far; the commentary team sucks ass. Excalibur is good, but JR and Alex Marvez can't hack it.
     
  4. UVA_Guy81

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    I think Marvez is the weak link in the commentary team. Although I don’t know if this was on purpose or not but I noticed JR calling Jungle Boy by his real name a few times last night. Was that his way adding depth to him or something? :noidea:
    I skipped the preshow because Sonny Kiss just isn’t my thing and didn’t have an interest in the woman’s tag. Was upset that MJF didn’t get a live mic as that guy is a phenomenal heel. But did like how they teased the tension between him and Spears throughout the match. I left off after the 3 way tag and was going to finish watching this, along with the G1 later today.
     
  5. futballiscool

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    I noticed JR referring to Jungle Boy by his real name as well. Speculation on my part but it might have something to do with him being the son of a famous actor; this is JRs way of letting the casual audience know Jungle Boy is the AEW wrestler related to Luke Perry.

    It's also kind of shocking that Luchasauras wasn't already snatched up by NXT. His size, look and athleticism would be a perfect fit for the WWE.

    As far as the announce team I like JR and Excalibur but in more limited roles. They keep alluding to Marvez in an insider role, maybe he becomes a backstage reporter/interviewer. They really need a young but experienced announcer to do the heavy lifting on the broadcast for JR and Excalibur.

    The roster is starting to shape up as the elite is over and some midcarders are getting momentum (boy and his dinosaur, MJF, Darby Allin, et al.) I still think they need some star power poached from the WWE to go along with Jericho and Moxley in the main event scene.
     
  6. anotheridiot

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    There are some links floating around called Media scrum. Jericho basically said he always had scripted promos in WWE, had to memorize them and could not alter them in any way. When they get to the point where he tells us he does not even relate to Y2J anymore it seems like he is going out of his way to make sure everyone knows this is finally the real him. In a way, it sure gave a ton of credit to Vince for making him who he was if you think about it.
     
  7. wildturkey

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    Fun facts: He was with their developmental system a few years back when it was FCW and right as they switched the name to NXT. But for whatever reason, they let him go. He was also one of the wrestlers that spoke out about Bill DeMott (Hugh Morris) being an abusive instructor which ultimately got DeMott fired.


    But yeah, I'm surprised he hasn't been a bigger name until now. Apparently he's been doing indies (especially in California) for awhile. I remember reading his name here or there, but that's it. First time I saw him was in a few clips a couple of years ago and then in ROH over the last year. But ROH, as is becoming pretty routine for them, didn't really do anything to highlight him and instead just trotted him out there for random standard matches where he didn't really get a chance to showcase himself. But since he's been with AEW, he's really starting to shine. From the various Youtube series AEW does to the matches, he's shown a lot of personality and talent.
     
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    His career took off after he was on the reality show Big Brother. Pretty much right after that is when he started with Lucha Underground and he became a bigger name on the indies.
     
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    That's even more surprising that WWE would let go of someone that big and that athletic from their developmental system. Seems like someone they would normally groom for a top spot on the main roster but maybe there were other issues.
     
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    Well they did a release him after a severe hip injury so maybe they thought he would be a risk going forward. We’ve seen talented people have their careers derailed by major injuries before, just look at Ricky Steamboat Jr.