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 Posted: Wed Oct 30th, 2019 02:31 pm
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Kriss wrote: Austin Idol advertising a date rape drug on a weekly NWA YouTube series. I don't think I would have predicted that one in January.
Yeah, I totally thought "Date rape drug commercial?"  And it was called kayfabe.  I'm sure Jim Cornette is just fine with that though.  I look forward to the Killer Karl Kox commercial next week where the boys in the locker room call Bobo Brazil the n word and then when he walks in they all say "kayfabe" and then wink to the camera.  That's old school baby!

The show continues to devolve.  Last night they crammed about 8 matches into 50 minutes, including "competitive matches" that last 2 minutes each.  The main event was a 7-minute 6-man tag involving all their top talent.  7 minutes.  About 1 minute per person.  At what point will this old school wrestling show have, you know, like some wrestling?  Old school, new school, any school wrestling?

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This episode was kind of on par with episode 3. Meh. However with that being said,I still find it more watchable than Raw or Smackdown.That's just because I'm part of the demographic they are targeting. Also the thing with taping 9 episodes at a time IMO dosen't give them time to look at things to improve.Hell,it may take until the end of November to see the Rock and Roll Express NWA tag team win that happened the beginning of October.Maybe a ratings ploy ?Their roster is very thin and it's going to take some time to build interest.As far as the commercials go,they are a way over the top exaggeration of the silly commercials back in the day. I really don't find them entertaining either.

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I think taping ahead is good and bad. There are the spoilers and you can't immediately improve on things. But..... it also stops you second guessing yourself and angles are allowed to play out as intended somewhat. Writing shows shows weekly leaves to constant tinkering or dropping things with no resolution. I'm talking about WWE here of course. I think NXT had it right, taping 3 or 4 episodes at a time.

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Also from my old school perspective, the former Damien Sandow character seems out of place here. Too comedic but maybe they feel that they can use him to lure in the younger fans. Of course they could use him like GCW used Larry Latham back in the day. Instead of shouting OHHH during a match Stevens could just chant NOO!!! and the fans could mock it. Just kidding but seeing Stevens throwing the Noo!! tantrum after the match brought back the Latham memories.

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omg65 wrote: Also from my old school perspective, the former Damien Sandow character seems out of place here. Too comedic but maybe they feel that they can use him to lure in the younger fans. Of course they could use him like GCW used Larry Latham back in the day. Instead of shouting OHHH during a match Stevens could just chant NOO!!! and the fans could mock it. Just kidding but seeing Stevens throwing the Noo!! tantrum after the match brought back the Latham memories.
The "Nooo" thing after the match was longer than the match.  Pacing is a huge issue with this company. 



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srossi wrote: omg65 wrote: Also from my old school perspective, the former Damien Sandow character seems out of place here. Too comedic but maybe they feel that they can use him to lure in the younger fans. Of course they could use him like GCW used Larry Latham back in the day. Instead of shouting OHHH during a match Stevens could just chant NOO!!! and the fans could mock it. Just kidding but seeing Stevens throwing the Noo!! tantrum after the match brought back the Latham memories.
The "Nooo" thing after the match was longer than the match.  Pacing is a huge issue with this company. 

Totally agree. Wonder if that's a Marquez thing ? I noticed a majority of CWFH matches are kind of fast but not this extreme. If you do it right, 3 matches is really all you need when your shows run 45 minutes tops. A quick squash and 2 longer matches. I like to think they are in a learning curve right now and can iron it out. They can also get rid of those ridiculous "commercials" and clean up some of the comedy. After the commercials and promos, having 4 or 5 matches is way too much with the remaining time IMO. 

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I love the show for what it is and is the ONE wrestling program that I am going to try and not analyze and nit-pick over each week.


Listen, NWA and AEW have gotten me so interested in what they are doing that I have watched each show from start to finish every week so far.


I haven't watched four straight weeks of a wrestling program from start to finish since probably early 1999 when watching WWF and WCW. It is great that I have one show nowadays that has kept my interest this long, let alone 2...and, that debuted both in the same week.

It's great to be invested in something new and fresh again and I am just going to enjoy the ride while it lasts, which may be one more week, or a couple more years.

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carpetbeggar wrote: I love the show for what it is and is the ONE wrestling program that I am going to try and not analyze and nit-pick over each week.


Listen, NWA and AEW have gotten me so interested in what they are doing that I have watched each show from start to finish every week so far.


I haven't watched four straight weeks of a wrestling program from start to finish since probably early 1999 when watching WWF and WCW. It is great that I have one show nowadays that has kept my interest this long, let alone 2...and, that debuted both in the same week.

It's great to be invested in something new and fresh again and I am just going to enjoy the ride while it lasts, which may be one more week, or a couple more years.
^^^^^^this

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I love the old school look, but this show comes off equally as Indy as AEW.



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Vintage Wrestling wrote: I love the old school look, but this show comes off equally as Indy as AEW.

LOL. You nailed it. AEW looks just like every other indy that fills a 10,000 seat arena every week.

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Kriss wrote: Vintage Wrestling wrote: I love the old school look, but this show comes off equally as Indy as AEW.

LOL. You nailed it. AEW looks just like every other indy that fills a 10,000 seat arena every week.
Whether it’s 100 people or 10,000 people, both shows feel indy as fuck. The NWA show is like an 80’s throwback but with indy wrestlers and AEW is like a late era Monday Nitro but with Indy wrestlers. So yeah, I nailed it. LOL. 

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Kriss wrote: Vintage Wrestling wrote: I love the old school look, but this show comes off equally as Indy as AEW.

LOL. You nailed it. AEW looks just like every other indy that fills a 10,000 seat arena every week.
Glad you called that out. 
AEW definitely doesn't have an Indy feel to its presentation. I would like it to a corporate alt entertainment movement, but not by any stretch anything that could be termed independent to an entertainment observer, especially with all those seats filled.



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Some of matches are decidedly Indy but AEW presentation has been solid for most part. Need more interviews/character building for the unknown talent though.

Should do a weekly pretaped segment/profile/interview of a wrestler in a realistic fashion. Kind of like the nfl Sunday pregame shows.

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Quattro wrote: Some of matches are decidedly Indy but AEW presentation has been solid for most part. Need more interviews/character building for the unknown talent though.

Should do a weekly pretaped segment/profile/interview of a wrestler in a realistic fashion. Kind of like the nfl Sunday pregame shows.


There is a weekly interview/profile on AEW Dark.

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Kriss wrote: Quattro wrote: Some of matches are decidedly Indy but AEW presentation has been solid for most part. Need more interviews/character building for the unknown talent though.

Should do a weekly pretaped segment/profile/interview of a wrestler in a realistic fashion. Kind of like the nfl Sunday pregame shows.


There is a weekly interview/profile on AEW Dark.


2hrs a week isn’t enough time to fit in a profile? AEW doesn’t feel Indy to me in the least bit but I only have so many free hours to watch fake fighting and I have no interest in chasing programming. 

As far as indy feel; Powerrrrrrrrrrrrrr, ROH and MLW all do a good job of not looking t tiny. It’s not like watching a tristate or SMW show from the early 90’s. 



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