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by Murcatto
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 937655

Re: NJPW (Discussion)

Now that Liger vs. Suzuki has been announced for KOPW, I wonder Liger's Dome match will be him challenging for the junior belt one more time. They've been teasing a Liger vs. ELP match, and ELP would be a good foil for Liger. If the idea is for Liger to win the title then it's probably better that h...
by Murcatto
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame
Topic: 2019 WON HOF Ballot & Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: 2019 WON HOF Ballot & Discussion

I wonder if Stephanie will even get a single vote. Meiko is interesting. It's hard to track down joshi from the 2000s/early 2010s and I think that hurts her case. She has probably been a great worker for 20+ years but I've only seen a handful of her matches from 1995-2014 and I'm guessing many voter...
by Murcatto
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: All Elite Wrestling (Discussion)
Replies: 172
Views: 28252

Re: Official All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Thread

I think Hangman is going to turn heel. He asked the Bucks to be in his corner for the Jericho match on BTE and they pretty much said they were too busy with the ladder match & producing the show. I don't know what the purpose of that segment was unless Hangman is going to use the Bucks' refusal as f...
by Murcatto
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: VOW Flagship: VOW vs Impact, Wednesday Night Wars, Bouncin' x2
Replies: 21
Views: 4072

Re: VOW Flagship: VOW vs Impact, Wednesday Night Wars, Bouncin' x2

The Bucks have said that Okada got them into NJPW. It's a really nice story. I'm someone who's still not 100% convinced PAC had a visa issue and here's why. Dave Meltzer. He's been adamant it wasn't a visa issue all along and he doubled down on the Board ("If it was a visa problem, wouldn't I have r...
by Murcatto
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: VOW Flagship: G1 Finals, KENTA/Shibata & WWE SummerSlam Review
Replies: 30
Views: 5590

Re: VOW Flagship: G1 Finals, KENTA/Shibata & WWE SummerSlam Review

I've been reading some of the archived Observers from the early 2000s and according to Dave Kashin's win over Ryan Gracie pretty much saved his wrestling career. When he got destroyed by Gracie in the first match he was dead in the water in NJPW because the fans stopped believing in his shooter gimm...
by Murcatto
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE NXT (Discussion)
Replies: 102
Views: 16695

Re: WWE NXT 2019 (A-show schedule in OP)

Booking a guy too banged up to do house shows to go 47 minutes was an interesting decision.

I haven't been following the weekly TV - how's KUSHIDA doing?
by Murcatto
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 937655

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Dave perpetuating this ongoing narrative is odd to see: I don't want to say that Naito can't go any more, but this version of Naito can't hang with the top in-ring guys in the industry right now. He's just too beaten up. If I were booking, I'd be putting Shingo in Naito's spot for whatever long-ter...
by Murcatto
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 937655

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Big opportunity for Jay. Gedo staying in the back should mean the shenanigans are kept to a minimum, so it's his chance to show he can deliver in a big-time 30 minute singles match (I wasn't blown away by the MSG Okada match)
by Murcatto
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: VOW Flagship: TripleMania, G1 Climax Final Stretch, SummerSlam Weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 2357

Re: VOW Flagship: TripleMania, G1 Climax Final Stretch, SummerSlam Weekend

Could part of the reason Fale is still booked in G1 simply be that they want Bullet Club to have more than one rep in the tournament? Fale has more booking credibility as a singles wrestler than Chase, Yujiro or G.O.D. If another pushed heavyweight were to join Bullet Club then I suspect Fale's G1 d...
by Murcatto
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 937655

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Block winners theory: Okada and Moxley aren't running through their blocks undefeated. There would be no drama on the final night of the block. When they had Shingo go 9-0 in BOSJ they made sure to have Ishimori stay within 2 points of him so that their match on the last night still determined the b...
by Murcatto
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: All Elite Wrestling (Discussion)
Replies: 172
Views: 28252

Re: Official All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Thread

Will the house shows be part of AEW canon? I guess they have to be if they're making win-loss records into a thing, it would really insult fans' intelligence if Adam Page loses a house show match and on TV next week the graphic still says he's undefeated. I think anything that has an impact on story...
by Murcatto
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: VOW Flagship: Kobe World 2019, WWE vs. AEW & more!
Replies: 11
Views: 2152

Re: VOW Flagship: Kobe World 2019, WWE vs. AEW & more!

The Ospreay streak might be even longer, I think Joe forgot about his MSG match with Cobb
by Murcatto
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: Ring of Honor (Discussion)
Replies: 1517
Views: 262111

Re: *NEW* ROH Thread. Keep it clean.

Thanks for the replies everyone. I was a big fan from 2005 to 2008 so I was hoping that ROH would have some shows from that era uploaded, but the Dragon title run compilation will have some of my favourite ROH matches ever so that's at least something. I may sign up for a month the next time ROH run...
by Murcatto
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: Ring of Honor (Discussion)
Replies: 1517
Views: 262111

Re: *NEW* ROH Thread. Keep it clean.

Has ROH got around to uploading shows from the Gabe era to Honor Club yet?
by Murcatto
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: VOW Flagship: Fight for the Fallen, Extreme Rules, EVOLVE & more!
Replies: 16
Views: 2369

Re: VOW Flagship: Fight for the Fallen, Extreme Rules, EVOLVE & more!

I think the last time there was a planned male on female violence spot in wwe was Roman Reigns spearing Stephanie at WM32( whenever the Dallas one was where Trips inserted himself into the main event scene because everyone tore a muscle or ligament for the safest company in the world). Stephanie ha...