1. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Anyone watching AEW All Out this Saturday?

    I'm convinced CM Punk is debuting.
  2. Aymondo

    Aymondo First Year Pro

    What makes you so convinced?

    Will be good to watch some wrestling after Loma V Campbell
  3. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Far too many coincidences.

    - The fact he's working Starrcast, a wrestling convention heavily linked with (and rumoured to be partly funded by) AEW, in Chicago, the day of All Out.

    - I don't think Starrcast would have got Punk involved without AEW's blessing, and I don't think AEW would have given their blessing unless Punk was signed. It's created too much expectation and that would create too much disappointment if he's not at All Out.

    - Lots of little hints and back and forths on Twitter and Instagram from Punk, The Elite and others.

    - Punk going out of his way, 5 years removed from wrestling, to suddenly and randomly do what was basically a big, drawn out "I'm totally not ever coming back to wrestling" type interview with ESPN.

    - Tony Khan openly admitting he had Punk on his original wishlist for his roster, and they're also friends in real life.

    - Even all these things aside, money talks, and Khan and AEW have a huge amount to throw at Punk. It'd also stick it to WWE, which Punk would love.

    No smoke without fire.
  4. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    The only way I'd tune in to be honest.
  5. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    I think it's more than worth it regardless. Bucks vs Lucha Bros ladder match and PAC vs Omega should be unreal, and seeing the first AEW World Champion crowned will be cool.

    The promos and the way AEW are building feuds is just so, so good as well, and this is before TV has even started. They're building feuds better on YouTube than WWE is from 5 hours of TV.

    Tony Schiavone signed now as well. So they have arguably the two most legendary commentators in wrestling history on the books.
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  6. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Don't get the hype around CM Grump. Out of shape and phoning it in for a couple of years, bad mouthed a lot of other wrestlers and was treated better than most.
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  7. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

    Loved Punk in WWE. Would defo tune in for that.
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  8. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Have you seen anything of AEW so far?
  9. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    NXT UK Takeover Cardiff was excellent apart for the ladies championship match which seemed half arsed. I think they were peed off they only got 10 mins.
  10. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Seen the two buy ins but the cards just looked like matches of wrestlers I'd lost interest in. Hopefully I can get a bit invested should the weekly show turn up on ITV.
  11. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Really? Most of it is world class talent that hadn't had much exposure in the west before now. Omega, The Young Bucks, Lucha Bros, Hangman Page etc.

    MJF will be the best heel in the industry within the next year as well.
  12. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Seen plenty of Lucha bros, prefer aerostar myself. Young bucks a bit meh. Jericho is past it.

    As for the ladies, Allie was better as Cherry bomb, Laurel Van Ness was never a fan of. Martinez never really pulled up any trees in the matches I saw bugtgot massive crowd reaction. Do like Leva Bates though.

    I am a fan of Dustin Rhodes, seen him live as Goldust and Black Reign. Enjoyed Cody's and Pac's work as well as Sean spears who was criminally under utilised once he graduated from NXT.

    There wasn't enough on the card to get me to buy in. I did enjoy the pre show though and will watch a weekly if it hits ITV.

    NXT is excellent but now Vince has his hands on it I'm worried.
  13. PotGuy

    PotGuy Forum Fetishist

    I stumbled across MLW, which is free on YouTube and has Jim Cornette on colour commentary. And is only 1 hour long.

    Better than WWE or AEW for what it is, but of course it isn't an apples to apples comparison as it is a much more modest offering.
  14. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    AEW Dynamite finally kicks off tonight.

    Can be watched on ITV Hub from 19:00 tomorrow and then will be shown on ITV 4 on Friday nights too.
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  15. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Nice one.
    Says Sunday mornings on the Sky Q app but series linked.
  16. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    By the way who watched RAW.

    Don't get the Lana Rusev Lashly thing.
    The Bliss/banks match was just strange

    Looking forward to the draft to see who gets called up from NXT.
    I'm hoping Velveteen dream, Street profits is pretty obvious and I'm thinking Shayna Bazsler can't do anything else there.
  17. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I’ve just stumbled across this thread. I have never in my life been more clueless as to what others are talking about.

    I shall take my custom elsewhere.
  18. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Think Sunday morning is a "highlights show" and will probably be heavily censored. AEW is TV-14 so there will be swearing, blood etc. which they won't be able to show at that time.

    The on demand and Friday night ones will be the full show.
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  19. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    You may be right but it was slated for 2hrs Sun morn and there was a 50min show later also.
    The guide can be a little off when accessing remotely especially when it's secondary channels like ITV4 so I'll check the on-demand stuff also.

    With Smackdown moving to friday night and NXT not available until today I'll need something for tomorrow evening.
  20. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Think of it as a bloke's soap opera, mixed with a bit of choreography and non competitive sport.
  21. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Hell in a cell was awful.

    Hopefully the draft will mean calling up some new blood.
  22. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Watched it.
    I'll give it a few more weeks but it was all a bit meh to be honest all seemed a bit lacklustre. LAX v3.0 introduction was all a bit rushed. Maybe I've missed all the social media stuff?

    NXT still remains the best show at the moment in my opinion.
  23. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Are you sure?!
  24. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    It was good, not perfect, but was miles ahead of anything Raw or Smackdown have done in years in my opinion, even if that's not saying much. Those two shows are just abysmal. NXT is too small time for me, I can't get invested in a show for developmental talent in a 500 seater venue, even if the match quality is decent. They're blowing their load with some of the match ups as well, in a desperate attempt to derail AEW's momentum.

    LAX were first introduced at the All Out PPV at the end of August, and like you mentioned all the build etc. has been on YouTube until this point. Some stuff is on "Being the Elite", but all the proper stuff has been on the "Road to..." shows that they did leading into each PPV and then again leading into last weeks first TV episode.

    I thought Dynamite had a great old school feel to it. The commentary was lightyears ahead of WWE's, the production values were great, it's TV-14 so they can get away with more in terms of language, violence etc. and the mayhem in the main event was just great fun.

    It'll only get better in my opinion.
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  25. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    I'm not writing it off yet.

    Raw and Smackdown I tend to take about 1/3 of the time to get through.
    I've tried to avoid the spoilers for last night's Raw but got a feeling it's gonna be good viewing.

    Don't write of NXT just because the crowd is small and smarky. There's some bloody good stuff going on there. I'm quite liking NXT UK as well.

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