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AEW Double or Nothing PPV Results: 5-30-21

(4) ANTHONY OGOGO (w/Q.T. Marshall) vs. CODY RHODES (w/Arn Anderson)


The announcers talked about Ogogo’s boxing history and how he is 70 percent blind in his left eye. Cody went after Ogogo’s arm early after avoiding an opening right swing by Ogogo. Ogogo grabbed the ropes and then landed a body shot. Cody went down. Ogogo landed an Olympic slam for a two count. Cody sold the body shot before landing a powerslam. He then grabbed at his abdominal area before getting up. Ogogo stomped Cody to the mat off the ropes. Ogogo gloated before dropping a flying elbow for a two count.

Marshall punched Cody from ringside, leading to a near fall by Ogogo. Cody avoided another elbowdrop, then punched away at Ogogo’s punching hand. Ogogo came back with a slam and anotehr two count. Arn gave Cody a pep talk and strategy session. Cody landed a running bulldog, then played to the crowd. Ogogo came up bleeding above his right eye. Cody hit a Cody Cutter. Ogogo surprised Cody with a big right as they were battling on the top turnbuckle. Cody went down hard. Ogogo gathered himself and landed a top rope frog splash. He clutched his ribs, injured in training, and made the cover. Cody kicked out.

Cody came back with a dropkick and then applied a figure-four leglock mid-ring. Ogogo broke it up with a punch. Cody dropped back and the ref counted his shoulders down for a two count. Ogogo turned Cody over, forcing Cody to release. Ogogo countered Cody and landed two punches – one to hte body and another to the jaw. Ogogo got Cody a gut-wrench toss for a two count. Ross talked up how hard Ogogo trained for the last 18 months. Schiavone said he was showing them a lot. Ogogo pounded his chest. Cody came back with a vertibreaker for the three count. Ross said it wasn’t easy, but Cody took care of business. Cody tried to fire up the crowd afterward. They cheered him, but he worked for those cheers.

WINNER: Cody in 11:00. (*1/2)

(That worked pretty well in terms of ring work. Ogogo was green, but pulled off what he intended to do without embarrassing himself, a credit to both him and of course Cody, too. I’m curious where they go from here with Ogogo. He didn’t seem super-heelish, but he was cocky at various times. The problem is the crowd just didn’t care that much. They were happy to see Cody, but they didn’t seem invested at all in the storyline, which was heavy-handed and grandiose but not particularly well-built. Cody worked very hard to get the crowd cheering for him after the match.)

(5) MIRO vs. LANCE ARCHER – TNT Title match

Archer came out alone. When Miro walked down the ramp, Archer dove at him. They brawled on the ramp and then into the ring. Archer took Miro down with a boot, then walked the top rope. They battled at ringside. Miro slammed Archer into the barricade. Archer came back and rammed Miro into the ringpost and then slammed Miro through a table at ringside.

Back in the ring, Archer controlled for a while until Miro avoided an Archer moonsault. Miro landed a leaping spin wheel kick and played to the crowd. He stomped the mat. Jake Roberts showed up on the ramp with a big bag. Miro battled Jake, kicked Archer as he charged, then shook the bag and tossed it 50 feet onto the stage. Ross called it sick. The fans booed.

Archer took over against Miro. Ross suggested they do a Best of Five or Best of Seven however this turns out. Miro kicked the middle rope between Archer’s legs, then landed a sidekick to the head. He let out a big yell and stomped Archer’s back. Then he went for a camel clutch, but Archer fought it, so instead he fell back and pulled back on Archer’s head. Archer passed out.

WINNER: Miro in 10:00 via ref stoppage when Archer passed out to retain the TNT Title. (***)

(This wasn’t nearly as long as other matches, but it totally worked for its place on the card and the style of fighting, which was all out from the start with big moves. Ross saying he wants to see it again might indicate they’re going to continue with this despite Miro’s clean win in this first match. Good to see AEW going with clean finishes.)

(6) HIKARU SHIDA vs. DR. BRIT BAKER (w/Rebel) – AEW Women’s Title match

They had a staredown. Baker threw the first punch. Shida threw a barrage of knees. Baker came back and tossed her to the mat. They stood and circled each other. There were dueling chants early of “Let’s Go Shida! / DMD!” Shida took control in the ring with a body scissors. Baker avoided a Shida dropkick and dropped to the floor. Rebel laughed in her face. A minute later Shida leaped off the ring onto both Baker and Rebel.

Baker went on sustained offense including a curb stomp and butterfly suplex. The announcers talked about the dominance of Shida over the last year. Shida made a comeback with a barrage of forearms and punches in a mount. She rammed Baker’s head into the top turnbuckle a few times. Then she landed running knees, then raked at Baker’s face. Schiavone said that’s so unlike Shida. She scored a two count. Schiavone said Baker was in real trouble. She applied a stretch muffler, but Baker reached the bottom rope quickly. Baker then caught Shida with a sling blade followed by Air Raid Crash for a near fall. Shida fought off Baker’s attempt at her finisher, then gave her a German suplex.

Shida stayed on Baker with aggressive offense and carried her to the top rope. She set up n Avalanche Death Valley Driver, but Baker slipped free. She shifted to a superplex for a near fall. Baker surprised Shida with a roll-up for a near fall. Shida applied a stretch muffler. Rebel stood on the ring apron and held up the new title belt. Shida released her hold and yelled at her. Rebel swung her crutch at Shida, but she hit Baker by mistake instead leading to a believable near fall. Shida gave Baker a Falcon Arrow for a near fall. When Rebel stood on the ring apron again, the ref kicked Rebel out of ringside. Meanwhile, Baker tried to hit Shida with the belt, but Shida blocked it. Baker superkicked the belt into Shida’s head, then curb stomped her on the belt, and scored a dramatic, believable near fall. Baker then applied her finisher, but Shida countered with a leverage two count. Shida charged and landed a jumping knee strike followed by a running knee for a near fall. Baker used a crucifix to score a quick two count. She then applied her Lock Jaw for the tapout win. Ross talked about it being a great match with a lot of great counters. Schiavone gave Baker a hug on the stage.

WINNER: Baker in 17:00 to capture the AEW Women’s Title. (***1/2)

(AEW isn’t doing a lot of shenanigans, so if the point of doing all of that in this match was to try to turn the crowd against Baker before she won, I’m not sure why they had Schiavone hug Baker afterward and the announcers tout the quality of the match without talking about Baker using the belt as a weapon in the lead up to the finish. The match overall, though, was really exciting. Yes, there were a handful of sloppy or mistimed spots, but nothing that was a big deal to halt the fan investment in the action.)
 

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AEW Double or Nothing PPV Results: 5-30-21

(7) STING & DARBY ALLIN vs. SCORPIO SKY & ETHAN PAGE


Sky and Page came out first. Then Sting. And finally Darby. Darby dove through the ropes onto Ethan at ringside. Sting whipped Sky hard into the barricade. Sky raked Sting’s face on the stage and suplexed him. Sting popped up a Sky turned his back to celebrate. The fans popped. Sting stood behind Sky, who got wide-eyed. Sting shoved Sky onto Ethan below. He then tore off his shirt and threw it before diving off the giant poker chips on the set onto Sky and Ethan. The fans popped and chanted “You still got it!”

They entered the ring and the bell rang to officially start the match. Sting leaped and drove Sky’s face into the mat. The crowd popped. Sting let out a big yell. Ross said he’s very fluid and a natural at any age. Schiavone said he first interviewed Sting in 1987. He said he told Sting he looked blown up and Sting told him he just had a match. Ross said he goes back to the Blade Runner days. He said it was an interesting time. He said Darby is so fortunate to have a friend and ally like Sting who understands so much about the business.

It settled into Darby putting an armbar on Sky. Ethan interfered when Darby tried to bounce on the top rope to escape the armbar. The crowd booed. Sky gave Darby a springboard cutter, then tagged in Ethan. Ethan had blood on the bridge of his nose. Ethan taunted Sting with a yell, then turned back to Darby with a suplex. Ethan flexed his arms and made a face. Sky was pleased on the ring apron. Sky tagged in. Darby hot-tagged Sting a minute later, but the ref didn’t see it. She ordered Sting to return to his corner. The heels tagged in and out against Darby, taunting Sting as they dished out punishment. Ethan pressed Darby and threw him out of the ring into the front row where his brother was sitting. Yikes. Sting pulled Darby back to ringside. Ethan told Sting to roll Darby back into the ring. Darby was dead weight for a while, but Darby eventually threw him back into the ring just before the ref’s 10 count (although it had been, like, 100 seconds or something).

Back in the ring, Ethan set up an Ego’s Edge. Darby fought free and ended up on the top rope. He put Ethan in a sleeper. Ethan powered out, but Darby came right back with a Stunner. He then leaped and tagged in Sting. Sky charged at Sting, but Sting beat him up and landed a Stinger Splash. The crowd popped. Sting then hit Ethan with a Stinger Splash. He then cleared the ring of Sky before landing a code red on Ethan for a two count. Darby reached for the tag as fans chanted “You still got it!” again. Darby got the tag and climbed to the top rope. Sky knocked Darby off balance. Ethan clipped Sting’s legs, then stomped on him. Ethan turned to Darby, who was the legal man. Ethan yanked Darby off the top rope onto Sting on the mat. Ethan then was going to give Darby the Ego’s Edge, but Sting broke it up and applied a Scorpion Death Lock mid-ring. Darby entered and put Ethan in the Fujiwara armbar. Sky entered and put Darby in a heel lock. Darby and Ethan slapped each other and gouged each other’s eyes as they were both locked in submission holds. The ref ordered everyone to break the holds and told Sting and Sky to get back to their corners.

Darby and Ethan were slow to get up. Both tagged out. Sting and Sky faced off. Sting threw some punches, but Sky kicked Sting’s leg. Sting pounded his chest and whipped Sky into the corner. Sky avoided a Stinger Splash. Sky went for a cutter, but Sting hit a Scorpion Death Drop. The crowd popped big.

WINNERS: Sting & Darby in 13:00. (***1/4)

(Wow. Sting looked 15 years younger suddenly. I suspect he worked really hard to get into great shape. He was reasonably careful about the spots he took part in and the bumps he took, but I don’t think anyone watching thought he did anything but go all out. He hit his signature spots and mannerisms. Sky and Ethan were great in the Miz & R-Truth or Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode type of role as the heels who were just there to bump like crazy and make it all the more satisfying when the babyfaces won.)
 

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AEW Double or Nothing PPV Results: 5-30-21

(8) KENNY OMEGA (w/Don Callis) vs. ORANGE CASSIDY vs. PAC – AEW World Hvt. Title match


After formal ring introductions, Omega knocked Cassidy out of the ring with a quick punch, then took over against Pac. Callis joined the announcers. When Pac and Omega took each other down, Cassidy entered and casually covered Pac for a one count. He crawled over to Omega and scored a casual one count. He seemed okay with it all. Cassidy ducked both Pac and Omega, then took them both down. He dove onto Pac at ringside, then gave Omega a tornado DDT for a two count.

Pac settled into the attack on Cassidy a few minutes later. Omega re-entered the ring. Pac yelled at Omega, but Omega thrust kick him in the chest and him hard into the corner. Later, Omega charged at Cassidy, but Cassidy caught him with a back elbow. Pac yanked Cassidy by his legs to ringside. Omega then flip dove onto both on the floor. He threw Cassidy back into the ring and set up a suplex, but Cassidy countered into a cutter.

Pac landed a 450 splash onto Cassidy as he was bridging over Omega. Fans chanted “This is awesome!” Omega gave Pac a snap dragon suplex. Then he gave one to Cassidy. He another. Cassidy sold it great. As Omega celebrated, Pac recovered and gave him a high-angle released German suplex and a boot to the face. Omega caught Pac with a knee. Pac went to kick Omega ducked and Pac kicked Cassidy. Omega took over with a clothesline. He then gave Cassidy a V-Trigger from behind in the corner. He lifted Cassidy onto the top rope and set up an Avalanche Dragon Suplex. Cassidy powered out of it while standing. The crowd cheered as Cassidy put his hands into his pockets to block the move. Pac then entered and tossed Omega off the top rope with an Avalanche Released German suplex.

Omega gave Cassidy a Tiger Driver ’98 for a near fall. Callis complained that the ref was counting slowly. Omega then picked Pac off the top rope and suplexed Pac backwards into a bridge for a near fall. Omega gave Cassidy some knees to the jaw. Cassidy put his hands in his pocket, but then fell forward. Pac and Omega went back at it. When Omega went after Cassidy, Pac went after Omega with a spin kick. Omega chopped his chest and landed a V-Trigger. Cassidy gave Omega a Michinoku Driver, but Pac gave Cassidy a quick brainbuster for a near fall. Pac sat up and looked at Omega and Cassidy, who were down on the mat. A loud (earned) “AEW!” chant broke out.

A bit later, Pac gave Omega a top rope Falcon Arrow. Cassidy ran in and threw Pac out of the ring and almost stole the pin on Omega with a dramatic near fall. Pac and Cassidy faced off mid-ring. Cassidy did some slo-mo kicks. Pac low kicked Cassidy, then flip dove onto Omega at ringside. He climbed to the top rope and landed a Black Arrow on Cassidy for a very near fall, broken up by Omega. “This is awesome!” rang out. Pac placed Omega on the mat for a Black Arrow, but Omega moved. Omega lifted Pac onto his shoulders. Pac shifted into a Brutalizer while Omega was standing. Cassidy landed a Orange Crush that sent Pac and Omega backwards into the ropes. Then he landed a Beach Break on Omega for a near fall. Omega rolled to the floor. Fans chanted “Fight forever!”

Cassidy blocked a Pac low-kick, but Pac set up a Liger Bomb. Cassidy gave him a Liger Bomb. He then ducked a V-Trigger and hit the Orange Crush. Callis yelled, “Oh shit!” and bolted to the ring. Cassidy showed fire and began to believe. He then gave Pac an Orange Crush for a near fall. Callis yanked the ref out of the ring at the count of two. “Get him out of the arena!” yelled Schiavone. The fans chanted “F— You, Don!” The ref yelled at Callis. Cassidy looked with disgust back at Callis.

Cassidy climbed to the top rope, but Omega yanked at his shoes. Cassidy head-butted Omega three times to knock him to the floor. He dove at Pac for a DDT, but Pac countered into a Brutalizer mid-ring. Omega rolled into the ring to break it up with two stomps, but Pac held on. Omega then hit the ref with a double axe handle. Callis tossed Omega a belt, and he whacked Pac in the face with it. Callis threw Omega another belt, which he hit Pac with again. Callis threw Omega another belt. Fans chanted “Bullshit!” Pac stood and Omega whacked him with anotherof his belts. Omega said there is one more. Callis handed it to him. Schiavone called him a chump and told him not to disgrace the championship like that. Omega hit Pac with it. Cassidy punched Omega with an Orange Crush. He covered Omega. A second ref ran in and began a count. Omega countered into a crucifix for the win.

WINNER: Omega to retain the AEW World Hvt. Title in 27:00. (****1/2)

(Until the last three minutes, the crowd was 100 percent behind the match and AEW as a company and they could have done a straight up finish and stopped the show and it’d be a leading contender by a mile for the show of the PPV of the year. Then they went into a convoluted finish with Omega using his belts as weapons with Pac, ridiculously, standing over and over after taking belts shot to the head, followed by an Orange Crush punch supposedly being enough to knock out Omega. It was exciting and fun and dramatic, but I don’t think they needed to go that far. I didn’t hate it myself, but I did sense that it took the wind out of the sails of the fans who were just into the crazy hard-hitting top shelf battle up until that point and they’d have been totally content with Omega pinning Cassidy with a crucifix without the sequence of belt shots. It almost felt designed to give Callis something significant to do, or else it was meant to just pile heel heat on Omega. In that sense, it probably worked, because great matches like that can get fans cheering Omega, and that’s clearly not what AEW wants, nor should they. But you don’t wants to start resenting overbooking finishes, especially when it was completely unneeded in this situation. That caveat noted, what a great match. Great state of the art athleticism, and they manged to make it seem like Cassidy was on the verge of ending Omega’s reign.)
 

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AEW Double or Nothing PPV Results: 5-30-21

(9) INNER CIRCLE vs. THE PINNACLE – Stadium Stampede


MJF was driven into the stadium in a white stretch limo. He said this is the end of the line for the Inner Circle. Then Jericho’s music played. Inner Circle rappelled down the scoreboard and charged toward the limo that MJF had retreated into right after yelling, “Come on, you ain’t shit!” They banged on the windows. Jericho yelled for them to get out. “Turn that thing over!” yelled Schiavone. A vintage pick-up truck drove into the stadium where the rest of The Pinnacle charged at Inner Circle.

Guevera and Spears battled inside the ring. The rest fought on the field and into the stands. MJF sprayed Jericho with a fire extinguisher from the back of the white limo’s trunk. Meanwhile, Dax and Santana battled in the bleachers. Jericho chased MJF into the stadium office area. MJF threw coffee at Jericho. Jericho came back using a laptop as a weapon.

Wardlow and Hager brawled in a cooler backstage. Wardlow speared Hager through a sheet rock wall set up for that spot. They cut to Guevara searching for Spears. Spears was sitting in a room where they store floor chairs. They fought in that room. Spears lawn darted Guevara into a metal garage door. Spears handcuffed Guevara to a metal shelf and walked away.

They cut to Santana & Ortiz next who said they’re still breathing. They found Dax, Cash, and Tully Blanchard hanging out at a bar with a nightclub vibe. They all walked up to a table and did shots together. Konnan showed up at the DJ table and then the two pairs of wrestlers began brawling. Konnan blocked Tully from using a weapon against Ortiz. Ortiz and Cash fought into an elevator. They cut back to Wardlow and Hager fighting. They battled onto a golf cart.

Then they cut to MJF and Jericho battling through the corporate offices. Jericho used a Shad Khan cardboard cutout as a weapon against MJF. Schiavone explained who that was. MJF stomped on Jericho’s arm on a desk. Jericho came back and stapled a “Thank You” card onto MJF’s head. MJF cried out in pain. MJF tried to take a hammer to Jericho’s arm, but Jericho battle out of it. Jericho whacked MJF with a bat. Jericho said, “You really are an asshole.” He then threw MJF head-first through a glass window on a door. He came up bleeding.

Back to Spears wandering backstage, but he was chased down by the Inner Circle motor cycle club. Jericho and MJF brawled into the stands of Daily’s Place. Jericho dropped MJF onto an arm rail. He sold it briefly, but then made a comeback and tried to toss Jericho over the balcony onto a crowd of fans below. Schiavone called for security to intervene. Jericho fought back and hit MJF with a spotlight. Then he powerbombed MJF through a storage crate.

Spears wondered back onto the field. Guevara rammed into Spears with a golf cart. He stood on the roof of the golf cart and played to the crowd. They roared with cheers. He pursued Spears into the ring with a chair. Spears picked him up, but Guevara slipped free and kicked him. Guevara springboard at Spears, but Spears knocked him out of mid-air with the chair. He scored a near fall. Spears measured another chairshot and milked the moment. He said he should have stayed down. He hit Guevara, who raised his forearm to try to block most of it. Spears scored a near fall. Ross said he believes Spears is a somewhat unbalanced man. Guevara came back with a GTH. He threw off his jacket. Then he kicked Spears’s face into the chair Spears had wedged in the corner. Guevara climbed to the top rope and landed a 630 senton for the three count.

WINNERS: The Inner Circle in 32:00.

-Jericho, Santana, Ortiz, and Hager joined Guevara in the ring to celebrate their win. Jericho’s music played.

(That was a mix of good and bad, and I’m really curious to see how polarizing that match was. The Stadium Stampede in small segments viewed in isolation would have been good, but it was ambitiously long and lacked that key ingredient the rest of the show had, which was that rabidly enthusiastically crowd. They might have saved it by making sure some key spots occurred back in front of the fans who stayed around patiently watching on the big screen. Guevara beating Spears was the predictable finish since Spears is the most expendable, and it was a scene that elevated Guevara to another level. I enjoyed most aspects of Stadium Stampede, and it veered into being “too cute for its own good” only a few times.)
 

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I enjoyed much of Double or Nothing.

At one point, it looked as though Baker and Shida were cashing receipts on each other. I was really worried that something had gone off script. Precisely because it had gotten so sloppy and stiff.

That Kenny Omega Sparta Kick on Pac was pretty fucking dope.

Moxley and Kingston coming out to the Major League rendition of Wild Thing is just about perfect and the live crowd was really into it. The live crowd just made everything better. Live, hot crowds usually do.

Sting was the highlight for me. Not the best match of the night but it was good to see the old boy out there being Sting and not an awful distaff of his own legacy fit to be buried by VKM.

Lio Rush would be a nice add but he isn't quite a big enough name to justify the hype.

Anybody that thought it was going to be Daniel Bryan or CM Punk needs to stop huffing paint.

Cage and Page had one hell of a fun match.

Deeb and Riho was realy great, too.

Also, if NJPW signs an exclusivity deal with WWE, they deserve everything they get from that agreement....
 

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I didn't bother watching the Stadium Stampede so I really enjoyed it on YouTube. Omega smacking PAC with all four belts...yeah, didn't hurt the flow of the match...not one bit...dipshits.
 

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I had fun with the show except for the end to the triple threat which just did not fit with the rest of the night. With how well Sting looked out there it makes me wonder what kind of wellness policy AEW has since at 62 you don't get back into that kind of shape on the gym and prayer alone.
 

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Gone from dubya dubya eee today:
Braun Strowman
Aleister Black (Tommy End)
Ruby Riott (Heidi Lovelace)
Santana Garrett
Buddy Murphy
Lana
 

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I'm happy that Ruby, 'Aleister' and Buddy are out. They were being wasted.

I do NOT want to see Lana in AEW. I'd love to see Tommy and Buddy there, though. They are versatile enough to work with anyone and both are great workers and can 'go.'

Braun Strowman is a slobbering fuck and until he learns how to keep his snot and spit out of his beard during matches, I do not want to see him on any TV anywhere. It's disgusting.
 

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AEW's roster is already bigger than WWE's. They have too many people. They need to get rid of 25+ people before they sign a single more.
 

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MLW's third round of their draft thing was much better than the second. The returning stars are the ancient Savio Vega and the jobber Zenshi, but the new stars are two of the hottest names on the indies: Aramis and Lee Moriarty. Both excellent signings, and guys that were probably on the radar for companies like AEW, Impact, and ROH.
 

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Impact will have fans for Slammiversary on July 17. I don't know how many fans they are allowing in but the event has already sold out. They're running that same studio in Nashville so it can't be too many, but anything is better than the canned crowd noise they've been using.

So that's all the big US promotions that will have fans back in the building by July 17. WWE, AEW, ROH, Impact, and MLW. Wrestling is back.
 

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Anybody watch the Jake Roberts family Dark Side special? What a horrible piece of shit their dad was.

I hope the four siblings get together. It seems like they all want to have a relationship but none of them know how.
 

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I just realized yesterday that I actually get Vice TV now so I'm binge-recording DSotR, fookin' hell it's every bit as good as you guys all said. Gonna watch the Jake episode next.

Apparently Strowman was making over $1M a year in WWE and was a tough negotiation on his last contract. Hopefully TK and Co. will see that they're much better off spending that much to sign End, Murphy, and Lovelace with some change left over instead of signing Strowman.
 

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Anybody watch the Jake Roberts family Dark Side special? What a horrible piece of shit their dad was.

I hope the four siblings get together. It seems like they all want to have a relationship but none of them know how.
No kidding about Grizzly Smith. Never in a million years I would've guess Jake, Sam Houston and Rockin' Robin were brothers and sisters.
 

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No kidding about Grizzly Smith. Never in a million years I would've guess Jake, Sam Houston and Rockin' Robin were brothers and sisters.
We knew back in the day they were related. Can't remember if it was mentioned in the mags or territory shows.
 

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Finally watched the North Korea Dark Side episode, 2 Cold Scorpio is awesome. Not watched the Grizzly Smith one yet but knew from other places that he was a piece of shit. Out of the whole season, I've probably been looking forward to the Dynamite Kid episode the most. Legendary in the work he innovated and his stuff with Tiger Mask but another true piece of shit. Have not seen who they got in the episode talking about him but hope Bret Hart is one of them.
 

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Bret Hart is too busy being bitter about literally everything, all the time.

He once went on a 10 minute rant because HHH had better stats in a shitty WWE video game.
 

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Current ROH World Tag Team Champion Tracy Williams was hit by a car yesterday. Someone ran a red light and hit him going about 25 MPH while he was walking his dog. The car narrowly missed the dog and an elderly couple that was crossing the street from the other direction.

Tracy was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons but he is without serious injury. He is back home with his dog. Scary stuff. Tracy credits his wrestling background with his ability to take the hit and subsequent fall, noting he was glad that if the car had to hit someone it hit the 32 year old pro wrestler and not the old people.
 

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Watched the AEW DVR- Dustin is so, so much better than Cody. Still love Dustin. Can't stand Cody.

Also, better work on Andrade in 40 seconds in AEW than he got in two years in WWE.
 

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AEW is unwatchable at this point, sorry. Tony Khan is Dixie Carter 2.0 except he's even worse because even she wasn't dumb enough to try to book the show herself.
 

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Jesus, I haven't had time to watch an episode since the Pillman double feature.

I always like to hear Ray Rougeau's take on the DK incident (he is a better talker than his brother). I doubt he will be on the ep as he was under WWE contract until April.

DK and Tiger Mask put on a then-highly regarded match at MSG in 1982.
 

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Shingo Takagi has won the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. He pinned Okada for the vacant belt. Hopefully he holds it for a long reign because that belt and the one that preceded it have been hotshotted like crazy lately.

Shingo's title reigns

Dragon Gate:
4X Open the Dream Gate Champion (their world title)
1X Open the Owarai Gate Champion (their "comedy" title)
5X Open the Twin Gate Champion (their tag title)
6X Open the Triangle Gate Champion (their trios tile)

NJPW:
1X IWGP World Heavyweight Champion (current)
2X NEVER Openweight Champion
1X NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Champion
1X IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion

Other major promotions:
1X ROH World Tag Team Champion
1X Pro Wrestling NOAH GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion

Overall:
5X World Champion
8X World Tag Team Champion
7X World Trios Champion
3X midcard singles champion
 
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