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bimmy-lee

@Tasuki - Ah, I shouldn’t have assumed. I’ll stop quoting things from wrestling pods then, as you probably won’t get the references. Podcasting isn’t a medium for everyone, but please allow me to be the 250th rassle dork to recommend the Prichard pod as some excellent background noise.

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Tasuki

@bimmy-lee No worries at all. In all honestly I forget about Podcasts. That's something those dang hip youngins do, well back in my time..... Lol Yeah I just forget that they are a source of info nowadays lol.

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bimmy-lee

I’ve been thinking about, and watching a lot of Foley’s work recently, mostly focused on his time in WCW as Cactus Jack and his early Mankind stuff, as well as what’s available on Waylon Mercy. I’ve been wondering if there’s still room in wrestling to get an all in, vicious, deranged gimmick over? Not necessarily a monster gimmick (though early Mankind skewed heavily towards monster), but an actual person who’s believably scary and deranged. I thought Bray and Harper might be able to pull it off early on, but it fizzled out on them multiple times. Is anyone working effectively deranged right now?

@Tasuki - I’m officially “over the hill” next month, but I’ve always enjoyed podcasts. Probably because a sport writer I read jumped into podcasting pretty early, and it happened to be at a time when I had a long commute, partially on public transit. I use them as background noise when I’m working on stuff. The weekly WWE recap pods have kept me remotely in the loop for quite a while now. I just listen to what happened during any given show or PPV then decide what (if anything at all) sounds interesting, and watch it.

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Tasuki

Great promo by Omega about Moxley's injury.

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bimmy-lee

Real nice. I liked when he talked about being a pro, and how Moxley wrestled 24 matches in the last month leading up to their match. Nice shade of modern kayfabe, it’s something I enjoy about every AEW presentation and promo I’ve seen. If this was happening in WWE, they’d have Pac attack Omega back stage, keep Moxley off camera until Mania and never address his injury or talk about his match with Omega again, then put Omega on Sunday Night Heat for three years after his match with Pac.

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Tasuki

@bimmy-lee I like how it will keep Moxley and Omega's feud on our minds even with Moxley out. It's like you said if this was WWE they would have just had Moxley disappear and then when he came back start a new feud with someone else and never giving a proper closer to this.

With Omega doing these promos I fully expect Moxley to come after Omega once he's healed. Basically hey you wanna talk **** about me while I can't right ok well here I am.

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bimmy-lee

@Tasuki - Totally, it keeps their rivalry relevant while also building the pop when he does come back. Hope he keeps it up. I’m starting to get pretty excited about All Out on Saturday. I hope I can watch it live. I’m interested in every single match for one reason or another, and I’m definitely excited to see my guy Evil Uno again with Dark Order. The two marquee matches should be really great. I can’t help but feel Jericho/Page are going to tear the place down, and Omega/Pac are going to kick the crap out of each other. Should be a lot of fun.

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Tasuki

@bimmy-lee Yeah I am also looking forward to the ladder match and the Cody/Spears match. In all honesty I don't see a bad match on the card

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bimmy-lee

@Tasuki - Nope, it’s going to be tough to find breaks during the card. Most matches have back story or a stipulation, it’s going to be a lot of fun. I should have included Cody/Spears in the marquee matches. I can’t wait to see what the payoff is for that brutal chair shot earlier this summer. I can smell blood in the air. I’m real curious to see who the top guys on the card will work with to start TV, and who will work heel. This show could give us some clues.

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Tasuki

So apparently the AEW Championship was stolen off of Jericho in Tennessee.

https://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/chris-jericho-theft-champio...

Not sure what to make of this, if it's.something planned l like it's some shoot or something. If it is legit I wonder what they are going to do if they can't find it by October 2nd. I mean it won't be good for the TV premier for their Champion not to have the belt and quite honestly will make them look stupid.

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the_shpydar

It appears to be legit stolen (or perhaps lost), as Chris filed a genuine police report about it. Certainly not the first time a belt's been stolen; if memory serves, Bruno had the belt stolen from him once upon a time, a couple TNA belts were stolen, the ECW TV title was stolen from their locker room ... and both Flair and Stone Cold (as well as many others) have stories about temporarily losing/misplacing the belt. AEW does have a replacement/backup belt, so it won't be an issue for TV.

But since, this is pro wrestling, it'll certainly be turned into an angle. Jericho, of course, is already in work-mode:

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Tasuki

Well it the case has been solved has the belt has been found. At this time I haven't heard how it was found or who stole it or any other details like if the theft was trying to ransom it or what. Definitely good news though that it's back.

@the_shpydar No doubt I'm sure they will turn it into a storyline of some sorts.

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Tasuki wrote:

Well it the case has been solved has the belt has been found. At this time I haven't heard how it was found or who stole it or any other details like if the theft was trying to ransom it or what. Definitely good news though that it's back.

Apparently it was found by someone on the side of the road and then turned in to the police. There's evidently still an ongoing investigation (considering the belt is valued at $30k, the theft is a serious felony), but yes, the good news is that it was found.

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Tasuki

@the_shpydar Right, wouldn't that be classified as grand theft? Obviously it sounds like the person chickened out after it went viral that it was stolen.

As a side note I did get a kick out of all the memes that we're going around the web especially the one saying that WWE was going to introduce a new Championship the All East/West Championship. Lol

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the_shpydar

Yeah, definitely a grand larceny situation - typically theft crimes are classified by the value of the stolen property (as well as other factors like the manner in which an item was stolen). Potentially can result in serious jail time for the perpetrator(s).

Meanwhile, now that it's been found and everyone in AEW can joke about it, you just know Jericho's going to be ribbed mercilessly by the boys in the back

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Tasuki

No doubt. I already saw AEW take a jab at Jericho with a AEW Woman's Championship tweet.

In other AEW news the Moxley/Omega fight is now scheduled for the next AEW PPV.

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So apparently Impact Wrestling (formally TNA) has a new TV deal. Starting October AXS TV will now be showing Impact Wrestling. It will be kinda funny if it's on Wednesday nights.

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the_shpydar

While i am happy that Impact is finally going to be back on a channel that i have (it was just getting good again when they switched to Pursuit Channel, and i refuse to watch anything on Twitch, which simulcast the episodes), i was disappointed to learn that with the purchase of AXS by Anthem (Impact's parent company), they're no longer going to be showing Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) MMA (I believe Anthem also owns part or all of some other MMA interests). LFA was the only MMA that i watched (with any regularity, at least), so i hope they find another network partner soon (which they probably will, since it's basically a feeder-league for UFC).

But i will be happy to see Impact again. A lot of the talent on their roster is great (Sami Calahan & OVE, Brian Cage, Tessa Blanchard, Rosemary, etc.), and while many of them pop up elsewhere like MLW and some of the smaller indies, it's not the same as Impact, which has really turned it around with Don Callis and Scott D'amore running the show.

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Tasuki

@the_shpydar Yeah I am excited to be able to watch Impact again, the last time I did was when they were on Spike. The only thing that will stop me from watching it is if they decided to go head to head with AEW and have it on Wednesday nights on AXS.

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@Tasuki
Yeah, that would probably be a dealbreaker for me as well. But since NXT's also going to be airing on Wednesdays, i can't imagine they would want to wander into that mess. I'm betting on either Thursday or Friday nights.

Friday has a newly-opened time slot on AXS since LFA is no longer airing, but then they'd be going up against Smackdown on Fox — unless they decided to have it start at 10pm EST after Smackdown ends, or if they do a "staggering" thing like during the Monday Night Wars was for a while (when both shows were 2 hours, but Nitro started an hour before Raw).

Thursday is probably the best bet, since they'd have no direct wrestling competition, and Thursday was Impact's regular night for quite a while (though it's bounced around to almost every night of the week in its chaotic history).

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