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KENTA showed up on Dynamite! Maki Itoh is on the path to be the next AEW Women's Champion! Edge and Bianca Belair won the Royal Rumbles! Talk about wrestle-matters here.

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    edited February 2021
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    hailtothekalehailtothekale Registered User regular
    I'm super happy to see Veny/ASUKA announced for the AEW tournament. She was supposed to make her US debut last year during WrestleMania weekend, so this is a pretty great alternative.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    My favorite Fenix moment is that time I saw a friend almost accidentally run him over in a parking lot after the after party from a show in Yakima, WA.

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    KreutzKreutz Blackwater Park, IARegistered User regular
    That's a shame. I just got rid of my Roku box this past weekend. As much as I enjoy NJPW I don't see myself buying another device just to watch the English version of stuff I can probably watch on World.

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    I ZimbraI Zimbra Worst song, played on ugliest guitar Registered User regular
    Kreutz wrote: »
    That's a shame. I just got rid of my Roku box this past weekend. As much as I enjoy NJPW I don't see myself buying another device just to watch the English version of stuff I can probably watch on World.

    You can watch the roku channel on the web, I believe

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    the hidden gem waiting in this inner circle nonsense isn't a tag match, but sammy vs mjf singles, which has every chance to be great

    i hope they somehow break off the tag match and do that instead... or Sammy gets Wardlow to sabotage MJF/Jericho at a critical moment

    there's a lot of stuff they COULD do in this storyline but my main frustration is they're dragging it out so long and there haven't been many high points during the wait

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    hailtothekalehailtothekale Registered User regular
    Kreutz wrote: »
    That's a shame. I just got rid of my Roku box this past weekend. As much as I enjoy NJPW I don't see myself buying another device just to watch the English version of stuff I can probably watch on World.

    It sounds like this will be similar to the old AXS show, essentially the big matches with some additional English promos and content. It's definitely a good move for the company, but redundant for English speaking fans who already have NJPW World.

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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    edited February 2021

    Well, I guess I'll finally open the Roku channel thing for the first time on the TV we've owned for about a year now

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    NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    Open the forbidden Roku door.

    Anyway Meltzer said deal is essentially done between NJPW and AEW, though the ongoing pandemic is going to keep most of the big names from showing up on either show. KENTA was able to show up in part because he lives in Orlando.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I'm gonna laugh so damn hard if (very big if) what ends up taking Vince down is basically the opposite of how he created his empire.

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    ThawmusThawmus +Jackface Registered User regular
    edited February 2021
    This really feels like a slow build to Ibushi kicking Kenny's ass one last time.

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    Akira Taue, Kenta Kobashi, and Genichiro Tenryu at the Giant Baba memorial show today.

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    AJRAJR Some guy who wrestles NorwichRegistered User regular
    I didn't know Tenryu needed crutches to get around these days. He was pretty broken down towards the end of his career, but I didn't think it was that bad.

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    I ZimbraI Zimbra Worst song, played on ugliest guitar Registered User regular
    I think it's a recent development as the last time he did an appearance I don't believe he was using them.

    He was never a big bumper but he did work into his 60s so you gotta figure that takes a toll.

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    Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    My favorite Fenix moment is that time I saw a friend almost accidentally run him over in a parking lot after the after party from a show in Yakima, WA.

    My favorite Fenix moment is when he flipped Frightmare off and yelled "FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU!" in the middle of CHIKARA's King of Trios.

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    I was watching some 2000 era WWE, which is when I got into wrestling and it reminded me that for all it's faults, one of the biggest strength of that era was seeing every wrestlers interact. Obviously you still knew who the main stars were, but they interacted with the midcard and it made those guys look better.

    It really hit home with Too Cool. They're a goofy team, clearly not going to be long term stars but the crowd was behind them and WWE actually pushed them. They end up helping out the Rock and Mankind in an amazing 10 man tag match and end up getting a short title reign.

    No way that currently happens.

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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    edited February 2021
    Some more news on the AEW women's tournament from folks involved:

    (twitter translate)
    Rin Kadokura participated in the side JAPAN tournament.

    side JAPAN will be recorded in Japan with no audience.

    The side JAPAN winner will travel to the United States to play the final match with the side USA winner, and the final winner will be able to challenge Hikaru Shida's AEW World Women's Champion.

    Please give Rin Kadokura a lot of power!

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    Marvelous is a joshi promotion, one of the competitors Rin Kadokura is signed with them

    I’m in Japan now!!!! Of course it’s for AEW women’s tournament!
    Shida will be there for the Japanese part of the tournament

    Also Ice Ribbon wrestler Yappy said on her Twitch stream last night (according to what I read on reddit) that the tournament is being filmed in the Ice Ribbon dojo

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    PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular


    Do it WWE.

    Open the Who Framed Roger Rabbit Door.

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    Ms DapperMs Dapper Yuri Librarian Registered User regular
    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    My favorite Fenix moment is that time I saw a friend almost accidentally run him over in a parking lot after the after party from a show in Yakima, WA.

    My favorite Fenix moment is when he flipped Frightmare off and yelled "FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU!" in the middle of CHIKARA's King of Trios.

    https://youtu.be/dpBVv8BKwzI

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    MagellMagell Detroit Machine Guns Fort MyersRegistered User regular
    Early announcements seem to be that the Japanese side of the tournament is going to be on youtube and fite tv.

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    ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    Just reminding everyone that Mark Henry really earned his original nickname in WWE.

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    ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    edited February 2021
    By the way, if you want to see a long form examination of Henry's strength capabilities, then here's a great video.

    An argument could be made that Henry is legitimately one of, if not the, strongest men who ever lived. He has records that stand until this day from his early 90s lifting career and he never even reached his full potential as a pure strength athlete. And he did it across powerlifting, strongman, and Olympic lifting.

    Truly a workhorse, powerhouse, and genetic freak.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sLSZwSzUOc

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    saw Kenta hit Moxley with the GTS and my takeaway is that Moxley uh...should be better at taking one of those, right?

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    AlphaRomeroAlphaRomero Registered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    saw Kenta hit Moxley with the GTS and my takeaway is that Moxley uh...should be better at taking one of those, right?

    Absolutely, but the GTS has always looked terrible regardless of who did it as a finisher.

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    Ms DapperMs Dapper Yuri Librarian Registered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    saw Kenta hit Moxley with the GTS and my takeaway is that Moxley uh...should be better at taking one of those, right?

    Absolutely, but the GTS has always looked terrible regardless of who did it as a finisher.

    DIS-A-GREE

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    VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    By the way, if you want to see a long form examination of Henry's strength capabilities, then here's a great video.

    An argument could be made that Henry is legitimately one of, if not the, strongest men who ever lived. He has records that stand until this day from his early 90s lifting career and he never even reached his full potential as a pure strength athlete. And he did it across powerlifting, strongman, and Olympic lifting.

    Truly a workhorse, powerhouse, and genetic freak.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sLSZwSzUOc

    The WWE Network special on him from a few years ago gave a good overview of this too. Big Show's comments were especially great.

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited February 2021


    If your response was “who?” That’s Deonna Purrazzo’s boyfriend and was the third Forgotten Son (Blake and Ryker). Apparently after Ryker’s racist tweets got the group broken up, he and Blake were with Corbin for a week

    Per Fightful, the reason he was fired is after that week, he tested positive for COVID (attended a New Years Eve party) and thus another plan for him had to be dropped abruptly



    Despite WWE already having been the first wrestling company to fire people during a plague, this would also be the first wrestler fired Because Of Getting the plague

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    SproutSprout Registered User regular
    See, I heard that he THREW the New Year’s party that got several people sick. Which, if accurate, is a much more reasonable motive for letting the guy go.

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    ThawmusThawmus +Jackface Registered User regular
    Ms Dapper wrote: »
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    saw Kenta hit Moxley with the GTS and my takeaway is that Moxley uh...should be better at taking one of those, right?

    Absolutely, but the GTS has always looked terrible regardless of who did it as a finisher.

    DIS-A-GREE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkBj4Ngtxug

    I hate to say it but I don't even like that one. It always looks weak to me. It's got all this potential from the falling momentum and then it's ruined by making it safe. And then everyone's botching it too. I remember watching CM Punk having so many issues with it.

    Its a shitty move.

    None of that excuses Moxley from botching it as badly as he did and then deciding to flop around like Shawn Michaels.

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    AlphaRomeroAlphaRomero Registered User regular
    Thawmus wrote: »
    Ms Dapper wrote: »
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    saw Kenta hit Moxley with the GTS and my takeaway is that Moxley uh...should be better at taking one of those, right?

    Absolutely, but the GTS has always looked terrible regardless of who did it as a finisher.

    DIS-A-GREE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkBj4Ngtxug

    I hate to say it but I don't even like that one. It always looks weak to me. It's got all this potential from the falling momentum and then it's ruined by making it safe. And then everyone's botching it too. I remember watching CM Punk having so many issues with it.

    Its a shitty move.

    None of that excuses Moxley from botching it as badly as he did and then deciding to flop around like Shawn Michaels.

    It's one of those moves that requires too much obvious aid from the one taking the move, and the shoulders bit just doesn't make sense. You're getting less momentum than if you just were free of all that weight and straight kicked the opponent in the face. But once you've built yourself around a move, guess you gotta stick with it. Bryan's running knee is effectively doing the same thing but looks like a million bucks in comparison.

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    MagellMagell Detroit Machine Guns Fort MyersRegistered User regular
    I'm not going to defend Punk's G2S, but KENTA really fucking laid it in.

    https://youtu.be/kCtpdBh6-2Y

    https://youtu.be/tY-iJKbaKGA

    The one he hits on Rollins at about :50 in is brutal

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    AJRAJR Some guy who wrestles NorwichRegistered User regular
    edited February 2021
    I never liked the way Punk did it by aiming for the head, so he had to make it safe by letting people land first and have their hands up to protect themselves. Kenta's OG version was dropping their full weight chest first onto his thigh, so the knee looked like it rocked their jaw. He didn't always hit it clean, and it looked different based on how the opponent took it, but when it hit right I think it looks brutal.
    https://youtu.be/2-NHcPAJHSE?t=37

    EDIT - I took way too long to reply to the discussion. But I like that the clip shows him using two moves that were both taken by WWE wrestlers as finishers.

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    So is this phase 2 or 3 for the BTE Cinematic Universe

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Business casual? Nah.

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    LasbrookLasbrook It takes a lot to make a stew When it comes to me and youRegistered User regular
    So I got one of my coworkers into AEW pretty close to the start, and he used to watch wrestling but not since like WCW days and before. Basically a babe in the woods when it comes to all the current day talent and companies and etc.
    So I had to explain to him the whole deal with Kenta and the IWGP US championship.
    But really it was just a gateway for me to show him this tweet:
    Jon Moxley is terrified because if KENTA can show up on #AEWDynamite, then there is another that can also collect on old debts...
    *picture of Moxley in the ring being haunted by the ghost of Toru Yano*
    And then show him the Yano vs Mox match from the G1.

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    SproutSprout Registered User regular
    That might be one of the greatest wrestling images of the last decade.

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