Something About Pro Wrestling!


#586

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 ???


#587

A UK performance center has been revealed so that could be pretty cool for the UK talent


#588

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


#589

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.


#590

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


#591

I wrote a piece about one of my favorite matches, if anyone is interested.


#592

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.


#593

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.


#594

It excites me this doc hits on the queerness of the story