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I don't mind if they're in multiman matches, but singles stuff shouldn't still be happening.
 

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I don't mind if they're in multiman matches, but singles stuff shouldn't still be happening.
Some of the older guys can still work and that's fine. Not trying to push a Frankie Kazarian or a Claudio Castognoli into retirement. But it's just plain painful to watch a Jericho match these days. Or a Sting match. Daniels was already getting sad in the last year of his ROH run, and that was years ago at this point.
 

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Somehow this song accompanies that clip perfectly:

 
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Mox and Jericho are the champions of AEW and ROH respectively.
 

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Mox deserves it imho. But Jericho winning the roh title is extremely stupid and unnecessary
 

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If Punk knew he was hurt in that match he should've just let Mox pin him then and there. Then you bypass vacating the belt and you keep Mox's two year unbeaten streak intact.
 

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Punk is basically the hogan of aew these day's. Legit hope he doesn't return
 

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Mox deserves it imho. But Jericho winning the roh title is extremely stupid and unnecessary

Jericho winning the ROH belt, might be a ploy to secure TV like on Discovery or something. Star power, mainstream name and all.

Paige’s faulty neck leading to her dying in the ring on National TV, will have AEW losing all their TVs tho.
 

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The moment Paige popped out I couldn't help but think "so what happens when Athena drops her on her head like she just did Brit Baker and she dies in the ring?"
 

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Jackpot!

She should just get a job in porn…or at Walgreens…anything other than ‘rasslin.
 

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The moment Paige popped out I couldn't help but think "so what happens when Athena drops her on her head like she just did Brit Baker and she dies in the ring?"
Athena better watch it or she's going to end up in the Thunder Rosa zone where no one will want to work with her. She looked more sloppy than stiff, though, I guess. Still seems like it would be good to keep her, Thunder Rosa, several of the other less-polished women away from Saraya.

Saraya looked great, and her entrance is already better than anyone else in the division.
 

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Cary Silkin buried Tony Khan's ROH. Silkin pointed out that he's using ROH to showcase a bunch of third rate AEW talent while top level ROH talent like Taven and Dalton Castle are in Impact or on the indies. Also buried Jericho winning the ROH World title instead of an actual ROH guy like Danielson or Lethal.
 

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Castle and the Boys won a trios match on Dark this week.
 
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Castle and the Boys won a trios match on Dark this week.
Tony Khan doesn't seem to realize that they're over as hell with his audience. Fun to see them on Rampage, maybe push Dalton for Garcia's title or something. TK's an idiot though I suppose.

Bizarre week for AEW IMO. Some of their very worst in-ring work and some really good, and no Red Velvet to account for the former:
-Starks/Hobbes on Rampage was really good. Both guys are stars and big for the future of the company. Hobbes has lost weight and looks awesome.
-Kingston and Guevara put their backstage shit to the side and had a nice match that played into it. Couple of pros who decided to handle their business accordingly instead of with a shoot interview or a press conference or a fight in the locker room. Props to both for manning up and handling their issues like professionals.

And, on a pair of shows that didn't have Red Velvet or Kris Statlander on them to lend a botch force multiplier:
-Claudio/Jericho was fucking awful. The Silkin spot, just, WTF. The guy won't die if you touch him by accident. And then the finish where Claudio had to accidentally molest Aubrey, just, no.
-Athena nearly killed Britt Baker. Yeah, maybe don't do that spot with a woman that's 5'2". PLZ keep Saraya away from half or 2/3 of the women in AEW or she gonna die.
-Swerve Glory/Acclaimed - someone (or a bunch of people covering for it, was hard to tell), forgot who the fuck was legal. There was clear breakdown in who was legal about halfway, and everyone, including the refs, just kind of went with it. Match itself sucked, and that part made it worse. Acclaimed just gonna job the belts to Wardlow/Joe anyway I suppose, but c'mon, that was amateur hour.
-Mox/Danielson was not good. Dumb post-match angle. If this leads to a Danielson heel turn and a Mox loss to MJF I'll reconsider a bit, but for now, dumb.
-In light of Alistair Black picking up his ball, apparently Julia Hart is the leader of House of Black? Nice how she nearly killed her damn self with that bump that missed the table by several feet.
-The House of Julia/Darby and Sting match, jeebus guys. Multiple spots where Murphy had to whiff on his attack and accidentally hit King, they were WAY off on timing. Like Darby/Sting was already gone by several seconds, but they did the spot anyway. Like Murphy was a fucking idiot that was attacking his own partner. Just bad. We all know TK is an idiot but I generally used to expect more from Dustin/JL/Malenko/Rayne. Okay that might be unfair to Madison but it's inevitable.

edit: yes, Red Velvet fascinates me, I'm still firmly convinced she's gonna kill herself in the ring.
 
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See Muta was rad; however, I wish he would’ve made an appearance early enough to teach Black how to mist.
 

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Could end up being nothing and/or just some more on-screen appearances, but apparently AAA owner Dorian Roldan recently had a closed door meeting with Eric Bischoff, Conrad Thompson, and Jeff Jarrett.

Could be some serious carnying happening with that group together.
 

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Antonio Inoki has died. He was 79 years old.

Pro wrestler, mixed martial arts pioneer, diplomat, politician, wrestling promoter, founder of New Japan Pro Wrestling.

The USA had Hogan, Mexico had El Santo, Japan had Inoki.
 

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Pro wrestling legend Antonio Inoki died at age 79 at his home in Japan on Saturday, according to Yahoo Japan. Inoki dealt with various health issues over the years, including systemic amyloidosis, though the cause of death was not listed.

Powell’s POV: Inoki founded New Japan Pro Wrestling in 1972 and was the first IWGP Heavyweight Champion. He sold his shares in NJPW in 2005. In addition to his legendary pro wrestling career, Inoki also served two terms in the Japanese House of Councillors. Inoki is among the most iconic figures in the history of the business. My condolences to his family, friends, and fans.

Update: WWE acknowledged Inoki’s death during Friday’s Smackdown. Michael Cole and Corey Graves were shown on camera and spoke of Inoki’s passing while noting that he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Their comments took place roughly one hour and 24 minutes into the Smackdown broadcast.
 
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