AEW hit some real buzzword dingers in that press conference like “men and women will have equal pay” , “Wrestlers will be paid better” and the classic “Wins and losses will matter more than ever”. Last one is more of a funny product selling point as that as a near constant for any alternative in the past decade. The first was phrased in a way that will assuredly be proven wrong and the second is a big ???
A UK performance center has been revealed so that could be pretty cool for the UK talent
UK Takeover was really good, tag match stole the show for me.
Is it just me but WALTER wearing that -definitely not an SS officer- jacket really make anyone uncomfortable
i didn’t watch that show but WALTER and his old stable Ringkampf have always been a bit fash as part of their heel act. It’s really not a great look and is why i’ve never really been a fan despite how good their matches are.
Yikes. I’d only ever seen his Wembley Progress match. But yikes, I mean it’s easy heel work but it’s no better than the middle eastern heel
I wrote a piece about one of my favorite matches, if anyone is interested.
Did anybody catch my boy Eric Bugenhagen’s TV debut on NXT? He’s a former UW-Madison wrestler and bodybuilder.
What he lacks in experience he makes up for in sheer physique and CHARM.
He got beat pretty handily by drew gulak (also my boy), but i think the crowd really loved him.
Bracket for the New Japan Cup has been released:
Really surprised to see Naito vs. Ibushi in the first round, as I thought they’d want to keep the hopes of both of them winning alive for longer, but I can’t complain because that’s guaranteed to be a banger.
Also looking forward to Nagata/Ishii, Elgin/Okada, Juice/Chase, Ospreay/Fale, Tanahashi/Umino, EVIL/Sabre, and Goto/SANADA throughout the first round.
Lots of first-time entrants this year: Chase, Mikey Nicholls, Hikuleo, Ospreay, Henare, Umino, Finlay, and Cabana.
Very clear they see Umino as a future star as they match him with Tanahashi in the first round.
I was a big fan of TMDK before they went to NXT and was bummed they weren’t really used more, so I’m happy to see Mikey Nicholls getting a shot in New Japan and I hope he does well.
It excites me this doc hits on the queerness of the story