I read where AEW got near a million viewers for two weeks straight. I don’t see it but I’m one person. Great numbers all things considered. I enjoyed NXT this week a lot more. I feel like they really missed an opportunity to capitalize on Keith Lee after the rumble. We will see where they go w him. There are dozens of wrestlers on SD and RAW I would happily swap out for some of the talent I see in NXT, especially the women. I find the women interesting in NXT. On RAW and SD I can’t find a single positive in anything any of them do. Is that writing? I can’t tell but every time Becky is out there I just don’t see what others do. Oh well it’s just wrestling.
It’s Vince. Everything Triple H sends him he craps on. NXT had a best of show two weeks ago, so I think that hurt their numbers. This week i was surprised at the ratings. Especially that they didn’t lose viewers during the Nightmare collective angle. Looks like it’s time to for Vinny MAC to send some wrestlers he fumbled w back to NXT to boost the ratings again. Keith Lee is the Man tho. Glad to see they at least realize it. Much better than Finn Balor imho.
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2020 14:06:38 GMT -5 by MHardcore
Jan 9, 2020 18:31:54 GMT -5 MHardcore said: The horrendous Women’s Title Match followed by Dark Order might not have been their best idea. Good stuff though the show, but some of it’s worst segments so far as well.
I disagree... this was the best AEW show in a while. I think the women's match was effective in setting up some feuds. I agree Riho is too small, but alot of fans seem to like her... her pinning Statlander after outside interference wasn't nearly as silly as her pinning Nyla Rose. While I don't get the Nightmare Collective, I do get the group feuds are fun, so lets do it.
I REALLY wanted Christopher Daniels to join the Dark Order... the thing that saves that angle is the Fallen Angel taking it over from within. I feel like he's trying to go Mick Foley in his old age, and it's not working for me.
I love the slow build with Adam Page... should be really good at some point when he finally beats the crap out of Kenny Omega.
The tag matches were all good... even Orange Cassidy was interesting. I hate Marko Stunt, but Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus are pretty awesome...I think they could really be something if they tried not being a side show.
I think it's official.. I don't like MJF that much... he's too much like a Jericho to be on the same card with him. He's got presence for sure, but he needs his own thing.
The fake out with Moxley was fun... they let it go on long enough I almost believed it.
I definitely missed Darby Allin... they have got to find a program for him.
Overall, they're building a pretty decent PPV card.
Best episode in awhile. The opener was fire. Everyone was on & the match was very smooth. Orange Cassidy is the coolest dude in wrestling right now! Some botches in the women’s match (missed apron to floor moonsault was brutal), but they did pick it back up later, and could’ve ended ugly w Kris finish not landing right. Best part about Brandi wrestling is that she doesn’t have a microphone. Mox v Sammy was nice too. The Spanish God is quite a performer. The Road Warrior Spike/ Beatdown and following segment w/ Haggar’s “Argh” were great. The 6-Man was better than it should have been (& better than I expected).. Janela addressing Penelope situation was cool. Ref Aubrey is Over Huge! Dark Order segment Further showed their plans. Main Event was full over “holy 💩” moments. I thought they were gonna kill each other a few times. PAC is great is his “Bastard” Role & nobody does the underdog who can take a beating better than Darby. Great night for AEW.
Last Edit: Jan 15, 2020 21:59:21 GMT -5 by MHardcore
Post by Tournament Master on Jan 16, 2020 10:56:00 GMT -5
Loved the episode last night. Only thing I skipped over was the women's tag match, but glad kris got the win. The opening 4 way tag match was very reminiscent of a chikara 4-way tag, with the comedy and the high spots in there. lots of fun.