Not so fun: they’ll let anyone into TMDK nowadays.
If you didn’t know who Stephanie Vaquer was… well, now you do. Nice match vs Mercedes Mone, as was (to a lesser extent) the other semi-final leading to tonight’s main event for the new Strong Women’s Title.
Fred Rosser vs Juice Robinson was a prolonged Street Fight, with things getting messy towards the end.
Aussie Open drop their NJPW and Strong Tag Titles due to injury
Moxley/Yuta/Umino vs Okada/Ishii/Romero was balls-to-the-walls awesomeness. Angry Okada matches are fantastic.
Even Ospreay can’t drag today’s Tanahashi to an interesting match – and Ospreay is either a fantastic worker or legit popped his shoulder at the end.
And your NEEEEEWWWWW champion: Willow Nightingale! The end was messy, when Mercedes slipped from the top rope and appeared to legit bust her right ankle. She worked through it for a minute, but two bombs later (neither of which she kicked out of) and it was over. Crowd was not just Mone stans. YOU DESERVE IT.
They went heavy on the line “it’s not the title making the women; it’s the women making the title” and they delivered on that.
The venue is atmospheric and the crowd went off for minutes before the main event even started; pretty sad they didn’t fill it, though.
Holy hell, the “tell don’t show” approach and epileptic camera-work is off the charts.
They can do a whole episode of Botchamania for Trish. Not clear who to blame for the hard-way blood at the end of the match, though.
The Saudi crowd give fewer than zero ■■■■■ for the Belair/Asuka match.
Surprisingly, the direction does not even attempt to disguise how bad Belair’s punches are.
HOLY ■■■■! ASUKA WON!
Kayfabe booking a wrestler with a (very recently) broken arm in a match: way to cheapen him previously legit fighting with no pec. And then commentary trying to justify him bringing in a titanium cast to hit Brock with.
The crowd is not dead: nice WOOOAAAA-OO-OH for Rhodes.
LOL. Zero pain when hitting Brock with the titanium, after selling agony because that arm lightly touched the mat during a suplex.
“Did Brock make a strategic error when he broke Rhodes’ arm?”… this is sooooo embarrassing.
Kimura: “Brock Lesnar is going to try to break his arm”
Cody is in the kimura for 2.5 minutes and that’s not enough. It’s hard to ruin Brock’s aura, but this is a bloody good attempt.
Again with the gross inconsistency as to whether his arm hurts, with further heavy strikes using it.
The match was hilariously funny, but in a credibility-destroying manner. I gave up listening to Jim Cornette many years ago, but I hope he totally loses his ■■■■ over this match.
Syrians are OVER, especially when choosing the right gear to come out in and speaking Arabic.
Heyman on auto-pilot: Roman is not “defending”.
Is that… finally… progress?… on the Bloodline story? and geez Roman knows how to take a long nap when required story-wise.