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2725169, RE: AEW is losing me
Posted by jimaveli, Thu Nov-12-20 05:51 PM
Some of the stuff they do is openly bad. It's just too indy in a bad way like you said. Like WWE, they basically have to be watched with fast-forwarding as an option.

I like the Bucks. I know I'm getting a nerdy video game match from them with all sorts of 80s NWA-level callbacks plus silly big moves. The kickout issue is a real one. I'm with everyone there. To me, it has been killing some of the NXT stuff this year too so that's not just the Bucks. Murrican rasslin needs a strong reset. Keep reversals. Lose most of the finisher kickouts. If you take a finish, you're finished 97% of the time. Problem solved. Then folks would have to figure out how to get people amped some other way. And also, people need to lose to more 'secondary' finishes. And they need to mess around more with match times to keep people off balance.

I miss Brandon Stroud's writing but can't defend the alleged foolishness. But that site was a big thing that kept me updated on WWE. Without it, there's just too much to watch and I haven't found another site to count on. I turn on WWE occasionally to get caught up, but I'm not even a lock to watch a PPV now depending on the card. It is kinda on them, kinda on 2020 being what it has been.

I got to the point where the weekly shows were too much of a mess for me to bother with...even with the ffwd after the fact plan. So that's where I'm at.

>that was better than the last few PPV outings but a lot of it
>was confusing and dumb
>FTR-Bucks...why is this seen as good? The Bucks are truly
>terrible, the finish was obvious with the dumb stipulation,
>the spike piledriver spot was dumb and required way too much
>cooperation, i have trouble accepting the YBs winning ANY
>physical combat scenario, Matt Jackson's selling is
>HURTS AGAIN), Nick hit some move and got caught checking
>whether the camera was on him when he was "emoting", and the
>finish was fucking stupid. What a waste of FTR. Comparing
>Cash Wheeler to either one of these assholes as either a
>performer or athlete is patently absurd.
>Moxley title match, trading moves all over the arena, bunch of
>plunder, thumbtacks, all his indie hits played yet again.
>the Serena Deeb-Allysin Kay match was really good, and in
>general the NWA women have made the AEW women look really
>Cody-Darby was great, and im glad Ricky Starks got a little
>screen time.
>Orange Cassidy-John Silver was a perfectly acceptable second
>match, even tho Orange Cassidy is a syndicated rerun by now.
>Its the same thing over and over and over. Where does this
>guy go? Why is he getting shoved down my throat while Jungle
>Boy languishes?
>The women's title match was okay, but again bereft of selling
>despite working an injury angle. Ref Aubrey's authority and
>enforcement of rules made Vickie's interference mean
>something. How about that? Funny how that works...
>Page-Omega...also okay. The "story" they told is way over
>blown tho. Two emo dudes in a tag team broke up amicably, if
>not mutually. Then they had a match based around a
>tournament. One guy won the match. The other guy cried and
>sulked in the shadows. The end. Im not seeing the reason i
>was supposed to care about 2 unlikable assholes. Which sucks
>because I reeeeeally like Adam Page as a worker.
>The cinematic match was way too much smart mark wankery.
>Would be embarrassed to have watched that with a potential
>casual fan.
>Jericho-MJF had a cool finish, but I honestly dont remember
>anything about the rest of it.
>this turned into a rant, but fuck. they need a real live
>booker. on the plus side...Jim Ross was on fire working to
>get this shit over, and continued to be a vocal avatar for
>normal people watching fuckery and thinking "Is there any
>security at all here"?
>and why wasnt there a god damn live mic near the ring? oh
>thats right, because your namesake faction cant talk. at
>least good ol TK knows not to give Omega and the Bucks enough
>microphone cord to hang themselves.
>jesus i wrote a novel. but fuck!