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The 50(ish) best TV matches ever

2020.09.23 14:28 kw13 The 50(ish) best TV matches ever

Date Company Constellation Stipulation Rating Show Network
16.06.1984 WWE Sgt. Slaughter vs. The Iron Sheik Boot camp 4.5 WWF on MSG Network MSG Network
14.02.1986 NWA Barry Windham vs. Ric Flair NWA World Heavyweight Title 5 NWA Battle Of The Belts II Syndication
20.01.1987 NWA Barry Windham vs. Ric Flair NWA World Heavyweight Title 5 MACW TBS?
27.03.1988 Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling Ric Flair vs. Sting NWA World Heavyweight Title 4.75 NWA Clash Of The Champions #1 TBS
25.06.1988 WWE Randy Savage vs. Ted DiBiase WWF World Heavyweight Title - Steel Cage 4.5 WWF on MSG Network MSG Network
02.04.1989 WCW Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat NWA World Heavyweight Title - Best two out of three falls 5 NWA Clash Of The Champions #6 - "Ragin' Cajun" TBS
15.11.1989 WCW Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk I Quit 5 NWA Clash Of The Champions #9 - "New York Knock Out" TBS
17.02.1990 WCW Flyin' Brian vs. Ric Flair . 4.5 NWA World Championship Wrestling TV? TBS?
18.02.1990 WCW Arn Anderson & Ric Flair vs. Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson . 4.5 NWA Main Event? TBS?
19.07.1993 WWE Marty Jannetty vs. Shawn Michaels WWF Intercontinental Title 4.75 WWF Monday Night RAW #26 USA Network
11.07.1994 WWE Bret Hart vs. The 1-2-3 Kid WWF World Heavyweight Title 4.5 WWF Monday Night RAW #70 USA Network
30.10.1994 WWE Diesel & Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon & The 1-2-3 Kid WWF World Tag Team Title 4.5 WWF Action Zone #2 USA Network
07.10.1995 ECW Psicosis vs. Rey Misterio Jr. Best Two Out Of Three Falls 4.75 ECW Hardcore TV #130 Syndication
21.01.1997 WCW Dean Malenko vs. Ultimo Dragon WCW World Cruiserweight Title 4.5 WCW Clash Of The Champions #34 TBS
03.03.1997 WWE Owen Hart vs. The British Bulldog WWF European Title Tournament Final Match 4.5 WWF Monday Night RAW #199 USA Network
04.10.1999 WCW Bret Hart vs. Chris Benoit Owen Hart Tribute Match 4.25 WCW Monday NITRO #211 TNT
21.05.2001 WWE Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho vs. Steve Austin & Triple H WWF World Tag Team Title 4.75 WWF RAW is WAR #417 TNN
24.05.2001 WWE Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley vs. Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho vs. Christian & Edge vs. Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy WWF World Tag Team Title - Tables, Ladders & Chairs 4.75 WWF SmackDown #93 UPN
31.05.2001 WWE Chris Benoit vs. Steve Austin WWF World Heavyweight Title - Special Enforcer: Vince McMahon 4.5 WWF SmackDown #94 UPN
26.09.2002 WWE Eddie Guerrero vs. Edge No Disqualification 4.5 WWE SmackDown #163 UPN
05.12.2002 WWE Chris Benoit vs. Eddie Guerrero vs. Edge vs. Kurt Angle WWE Heavyweight Title #1 Contendership - Fatal Four Way Elimination 4.5 WWE SmackDown #173 UPN
18.09.2003 WWE Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle WWE Heavyweight Title - 60 Minute Iron Man 4.25 WWE SmackDown #214 UPN
03.05.2004 WWE Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels World Heavyweight Title 4.25 WWE RAW #571 Spike TV
02.05.2005 WWE Shawn Michaels vs. Shelton Benjamin Gold Rush Tournament Quarter Final 4.5 WWE RAW #623 Spike TV
23.04.2007 WWE John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels . 4.25 WWE Monday Night RAW #726 USA Network
01.09.2009 WWE John Morrison vs. Rey Mysterio WWE Intercontinental Title 4.25 WWE Friday Night SmackDown #524 MyNetworkTV
11.09.2009 ROH Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards vs. Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson ROH World Tag Team Title 4.5 ROH on HDNet #35 HDNet
09.08.2010 Impact Wrestling Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin vs. James Storm & Robert Roode TNA World Tag Team Title - Best Of Five Series Match #5 - Best Two Out Of Three Falls 4.5 TNA iMPACT #319 - The Whole F'N Show Spike TV
25.02.2013 WWE CM Punk vs. John Cena WWE Heavyweight Title #1 Contendership 4.5 WWE Monday Night RAW #1031 USA Network
03.03.2014 WWE Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper vs. Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins . 4.5 WWE Monday Night RAW #1084 USA Network
16.09.2014 Impact Wrestling Bully Ray & Devon vs. Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards vs. Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy TNA World Tag Team Title - Three Way - Full Metal Mayhem 4.5 IMPACT Wrestling #535 Spike TV
25.01.2015 Lucha Underground Fenix vs. Mil Muertes Grave Consequences Casket 4.5 Lucha Underground #1.19 - Grave Consequences El Rey
06.07.2015 WWE Cesaro vs. John Cena WWE United States Title 4.25 WWE Monday Night RAW #1154 USA Network
12.12.2015 Lucha Underground Aero Star vs. Argenis vs. Cage vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Drago vs. Dragon Azteca Jr. vs. Fenix vs. Jack Evans vs. Joey Ryan vs. Johnny Mundo vs. King Cuerno vs. Marty Martinez vs. Mascarita Sagrada vs. Mil Muertes vs. PJ Black vs. Prince Puma vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Taya vs. Texano vs. The Mack vs. The Monster Matanza Cueto Lucha Underground Title - 21 Man Aztec Warfare 4.25 Lucha Underground #2.09 - Aztec Warfare II El Rey
10.01.2016 Lucha Underground Cortez Castro, Joey Ryan & Mr. Cisco vs. Dragon Azteca Jr., Prince Puma & Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Fenix , Jack Evans & PJ Black vs. Ivelisse & Son Of Havoc Lucha Underground Trios Title - Trios Tournament Final - Four Way Elimination 4.5 Lucha Underground #2.14 - Cage In A Cage El Rey
31.01.2016 Lucha Underground Prince Puma vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. . 4.5 Lucha Underground #2.26 - Ultima Lucha Dos Part 3 El Rey
23.10.2019 AEW Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen vs. Pentagon Jr. & Rey Fenix AEW World Tag Team Title Tournament - Semi Final 4.5 AEW Dynamite #4 TNT
20.11.2019 AEW Nick Jackson vs. Rey Fenix . 4.75 AEW Dynamite #8 TNT
11.12.2019 AEW Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson vs. Ortiz & Santana AEW World Tag Team Title #1 Contendership - Falls Count Anywhere Texas Street Fight 4.5 AEW Dynamite #11 TNT
01.01.2020 All Elite Wrestling Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson vs. PAC, Pentagon Jr. & Rey Fenix . 4.5 AEW Dynamite #13 - Homecoming Edition TNT
15.01.2020 WWE Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews vs. Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic 2020 - First Round 4.5 WWE NXT #387 USA Network
15.01.2020 AEW Adam Page & Kenny Omega vs. Chuck Taylor & Trent vs. Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson vs. Ortiz & Santana AEW World Tag Team Title #1 Contendership - Four Way 4.5 AEW Dynamite #15 - Bash At The Beach TNT
05.02.2020 AEW Adam Page, Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson vs. Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix , The Blade & The Butcher . 4.5 AEW Dynamite #18 TNT
19.02.2020 AEW Adam Page & Kenny Omega vs. Pentagon Jr. & Rey Fenix AEW World Tag Team Title 4.75 AEW Dynamite #20 TNT
26.02.2020 AEW Kenny Omega vs. PAC 30 Minute Iron Man 4.75 AEW Dynamite #21 TNT
08.06.2020 WWE AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan WWE Intercontinental Title Tournament - Final Match 4.75 WWE Friday Night SmackDown #1086 FOX
02.07.2020 AEW Cash Wheeler, Dax Harwood, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson vs. Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix , The Blade & The Butcher . 4.75 AEW Dynamite #40 - Fyter Fest 2020 - Night 2 TNT
22.07.2020 AEW Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson vs. The Blade & The Butcher Falls Count Anywhere 4.5 AEW Dynamite #42 TNT
30.07.2020 AEW Adam Page, Cash Wheeler, Dax Harwood, Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson vs. Colt Cabana, Evil Uno, Five, Mr. Brodie Lee, Nine & Stu Grayson 12 man 4.5 AEW Dynamite #44 TNT
10.09.2020 AEW Chuck Taylor & Trent vs. Ortiz & Santana Parking lot fight 5 AEW Dynamite #50 TNT
With the parking lot fight from Dynamite receiving 5 stars I thought it would be interesting to put together a list of the 50 best TV matches of all time.
What's included? Any match originally filmed for US cable TV which received a 5, 4.75 or 4.5 star rating from Meltzer. 7 4.25 star matches are included, they are the 7 matches with the highest user rating on cagematch.net. I've also included two matches which don't have a show attached on cagematch, after cross referencing with other sources I believe I've put them on the right show, but they have a "?" next to them in the table.
What's not included? Any NJPW match, I believe some NJPW air in the US (I'm not American, so could be wrong), but they weren't originally filmed for a US audience. The same goes for AAA, I believe they have filmed in LA, but mostly for a Mexican audience. Any match originally filmed for the WWE Network isn't included, there would be some pre-USA Network NXT, and one 205 Live match on the list, but then I feel like I would have to include any match distributed on DVD or internet which is a lot of ROH or PWG. Matches which were originally filmed for PPV but later aired elsewhere aren't included, for example Bret Hart vs The British Bulldog from WWF SummerSlam 1992 later aired on NXT UK in June 2020, that wouldn't be included if NXT UK had a US TV deal.
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2020.09.20 20:02 lexspazz all the characters that cheated I think??

this is just a full list of them all, tell me if I missed any. question marks are the ambiguous ones. also the number represents the amount of people they cheated on, not how many times
rachel (1): - made out with puck while dating finn - brody may not have been exclusive? not sure - EDIT: rachel and brody wasn’t exclusive, doesn’t count.
quinn (2?): - finn?? she was very drunk when she slept with puck - made out with finn multiple times while dating sam
blaine (2): - slept with random dude while dating kurt - i believe he kissed kurt while dating karovsky?
santana (1?): - slept with brittany while still dating puck I think?? - EDIT: santana wasn’t dating puck; so 0 - slept with brittany while dating sam, but it wasn’t really a relationship to her
brittany (1?): - slept with santana while dating artie, although santana did convince her it wasn’t cheating??
puck (1): - slept with quinn while dating santana - probably cheated on someone else idk - EDIT: santana and puck weren’t dating - sexted santana while dating quinn (does that count)
brody (1): - lied about his job to rachel
kurt (debatable): - kurt did kind of emotionally cheat on blaine, especially since he didn’t want him to know - slept with blaine at the wedding while dating adam, they may not have been exclusive - EDIT: kurt and adam weren’t exclusive, kurt was embarrassed not because of the hook up but bc of his history with blaine I think.
finn (1): - kissed rachel twice while dating quinn
tina (1?): - I think started dating mike while still dating artie
will (2?): - almost had an affair with emma while married to terri, they probably kissed - hooked up with shelby while kind of dating emma
mercedes (1): - kissed sam while dating the football player guy (can’t remember his name)
I’ll edit this and add any more/take away if I’m wrong.
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2020.09.12 08:59 ImThatWrestlingGuy Infinity Wrestling: Blackout IV - 31st of January 2020

Blackout IV – 31/01/2020 – Full Sail University, Florida
Infinity welcomed back their fanbase with Blackout IV, a show set to rival all previous Blackouts with its stacked card set for the night. Nikki Cross takes on Alexa Bliss, Keith Lee continues his Open Challenge, and following Gallows and Anderson's debut last week, Trent Seven takes on his attacker in Karl Anderson. To open the show, Bianca Belair returns after her post-match brawl with Shayna Baszler last week, Hiromu Takahashi takes on Lio Rush's opponent from Blackout III, BUSHI, and The Dead Rose Clique go head to head with Bulletproof. But in the main event, we'll see AJ Styles and Hiroshi Tanahashi vs The War Raiders in an insane clash! However, right now, it was time for the EST of In-fin-ity…

Bianca Belair opened the show, mic in hand, and the crowd gave her a warm welcome after her return last week. Belair started off by mentioning what happened in last week’s main event, where she made her presence felt, beating down Shayna Baszler and laying her out with KOD. Bianca reminded Shayna of what Baszler had done to her on Night 2 of New Dawn: repeated damage to her eye forced Belair to take time off, but Bianca knew she would be back soon, wanting to make sure Baszler didn’t forget about her. Bianca staked her claim to the Infinity Women’s Title, but she was interrupted by William Regal, the Blackout General Manager, and he told Bianca that if she wanted to get a shot at Shayna’s title, she would have to go through a duo very close to the champ: Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir, both equally as dangerous, and both willing to do whatever it takes to prevent from Belair going onto face Shayna. Bianca immediately accepted the challenge, knowing she would fight anyone, anywhere, anytime if it meant taking away the belt Baszler took away from her, Bianca promising the crowd she’ll beat Duke and Shafir next week, a fired-up crowd ready for that bout. Belair left through the crowd, the audience intrigued to see what would happen, next week.


Following Belair’s fiery promo, we saw the arrival of The Dead Rose Clique, decked out in black and red attire, vests covering the chests of some, red war paint tattooing the chest of others. Representing the DRC was The Archer of Infamy Damian Priest, The Freak Lars Sullivan, and The Authors of Pain, Akam and Rezar, and they would be going up against 4 Bulletproof members tonight. They made their way down to the ring, warming up as they waited for opponents, and out first was Oblivion Champion Darby Allin, followed up by his new Bulletproof stablemates, Marko Stunt and Luchasaurus. Their original fourth member, Jungle Boy, had had to receive immediate medical attention following a vicious post-match attack courtesy of Damian Priest last week, but Allin had assured his teammates he had a backup…

Damian Priest, Lars Sullivan, and The AOP vs Darby Allin, Luchasaurus, Marko Stunt, and Joey Janela
Joey Janela was here! The eccentric hardcore legend joined his team as they made their way to meet their adversaries in the ring, and Janela started as the legal man opposite the larger Lars Sullivan. All 8 men involved gave this their all, both teams fighting for faction supremacy, however only one would stand tall. The more powerful Priest, Sullivan, and AOP were able to take down their competitors easily, however they couldn’t match the agility and speed of their opponents, the Bulletproof representatives evening out the offence of the bout and pulling off some amazing spots, such as Marko hitting a massive assisted Canadian Destroyer on Akam on the outside, and Darby and Joey hitting Sullivan with an Elbow-Coffin Drop combo, nearly winning them the match, only for Damian Priest to break up the pin. However, after Damian Priest nailed Darby Allin with a Chokeslam from the apron off the top rope into the barricade on the outside, Akam and Rezar landed the devastating Super Collider on Marko Stunt and Luchasaurus, The Dead Rose Clique picking up the win.
Damian Priest, Lars Sullivan, and The AOP defeated Darby Allin, Luchasaurus, Marko Stunt, and Joey Janela (16:35)


Karl Anderson vs Trent Seven
Following the debut of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson the previous week, assaulting Moustache Mountain post-match, Karl Anderson of The Good Brothers went head to head with Trent Seven in Karl’s Infinity debut. Both men put on a solid showing, the stronger and larger Trent overpowering Anderson at times but Karl’s speed, technical prowess, and underhand tactics kept this match fairly balanced. Rarely in single’s action, this gave Trent a great spotlight for his underrated wrestling ability outside of tag team matches, but unfortunately, after some Gallows distraction at ringside, Trent walked right into a Stun Gun from behind, Karl pinning Seven to win. Tyler Bate chased off the heel duo afterwards to check on his tag partner, The Good Brothers smiling as they retreated through the crowd.
Karl Anderson defeated Trent Seven (11:25)


Keith Lee Open Challenge
Following an unsuccessful defence against AJ Styles last week, The Limitless One returned to Blackout, the crowd excited for another fantastic show-stealer. Despite Lee’s unfortunate match results, he always put on a great showing, and this week would be no different, his opponent being the undefeated…
Keith Lee vs Cody Rhodes
Fresh off a win over Elias 2 weeks ago, Cody Rhodes answered the challenge and stepped inside the ring to face off with Keith, the two starting off the bout slow before turning the heat up as the match progressed. It was evident that Lee was not as motivated as before, his losses to Cole and Style in consecutive weeks, but that decline seemed to boost Keith, Lee bursting out of flurry’s of energy at points in time, notably putting Cody through the announcer’s desk with a wicked Spinebuster, however, Rhodes kept his mindset stable, and his mentality was focused, using his American Nightmare submission hold strategically throughout the match. Rhodes nearly hit a second rope Bloody Cross, but it was reversed into an Avalanche Belly to Belly Overhead Suplex from Lee for a near fall! But in the end, a Supernova attempt was reversed into a Cross Rhodes, and Cody covered Keith for the W.
Cody Rhodes defeated Keith Lee (19:55)
After the bout, Cody helped up Keith, Rhodes extending his hand to Lee in a show of respect. Exhausted, defeated, and limping, Keith took his time to choose whether he wanted to forgive Cody for the damage Rhodes obviously did to Lee’s knee, but that time allowed for a certain roster member to sprint into the ring and low-blow Cody from behind… FINN BALOR! The leader of the Dead Rose Clique was here, and he immediately took out Cody before going after the weaker Lee, targeting his knee as he assaulted Keith. Cody got back to his feet as Balor rained down kicks on Lee in the corner, turning Finn around and going for a lariat, however, Balor ducked and connected with a headbutt, kicking Cody in the mid-section and drilling him with a quick 1916, clotheslining him over the top rope and to the outside as he rebounded from the canvas. Finn turned his attention back to Keith, now standing and blindly walking away from the turnbuckle straight into a Shotgun Dropkick. Balor nailed The Limitless One with a Coup De Grace to stand tall, a finger gun pointed at Cody at ringside and a finger gun pointed at Keith in the ring as The Prince walked up the ramp.


Hiromu Takahashi vs BUSHI
Hiromu Takahashi was out next, the flamboyant Empyrean Championship #1 contender making his way down to the ring to await his opponent, but after BUSHI’s entire theme played, no one appeared from the stage, a confused Hiromu asking the equally oblivious ref what was going on. However, out from the back came The Dead Rose Mercenaries, The Authors of Pain, hot off a win in the opening bout, and they dragged along the lifeless carcass of BUSHI, Lio Rush following behind. Lio laughed as BUSHI was sent into the electrical board, getting chucked around like a rag doll by Akam and Rezar, and Rush told them to dispose of BUSHI, the pair taking him to the back once again to inflict more pain on him. Lio, mic in hand, told Takahashi that he had had a change of opponent last second, and his new challenger was someone the Infinity crowd had never seen before…
Hiromu Takahashi vs Ilja Dragunov
HOLY SHIT! The Unbesiegbar has finally arrived in Infinity Wrestling and he’s here to take on Hiromu Takahashi! Lio Rush laughed as an intense Ilja made his way down to the ring, an intrigued and slightly concerned Hiromu preparing himself in the ring, and immediately, as soon as Dragunov slid into the ring, Takahashi was taken out with a wicked Lariat! The ref frantically rang the bell and the match started, Dragunov raining down kicks and forearms on the Japanese star. Hiromu would fight his way back into the match, but the brutality of Ilja was too much for him, and with Rush watching on at ringside, a Torpedo Moscow finished off Takahashi, Ilja standing tall. Lio joined the victor in the ring, going to raise his hand but Dragunov shoved Lio away, nailing him with a Torpedo Moscow as Lio came rushing back to the centre. Ilja stood tall over both of the Empyrean Title Contenders, his debut one to remember.
Ilja Dragunov defeated Hiromu Takahashi (13:00)


Nikki Cross vs Alexa Bliss
Next up, we saw the wild and explosive Nikki Cross make her Infinity debut, going up against The Goddess Alexa Bliss in a great clash of styles. In a past life, these two used to team up, but now, they were pitted against each other, a great showcase of Infinity’s extensive and talented women’s roster. The more spontaneous Nikki was instantly over with the crowd, her insane behaviour and all-in attitude duelling nicely with Bliss’ more methodical and calculated approach. While Cross’ unstable style did her favours throughout the bout, she was also easy to take advantage of, the more focused Alexa being able to exploit weaknesses with ease, most notably avoiding Nikki’s devastating Purge finisher. Both women used the ropes to the best of their ability, Cross-body’s being hit from all directions, but Nikki was able to counter a Twisted Bliss straight into a Fisherman’s Hook, lifting Alexa up for The Purge, Cross getting the 1, 2, 3!
Nikki Cross defeated Alexa Bliss (11:30)


The War Raiders vs AJ Styles & Hiroshi Tanahashi
Rogue Glory’s Hanson and Rowe were out first, set to take on the team of ‘Phenomenal Ace’, AJ Styles and Hiroshi Tanahashi of Bulletproof. Possibly Blackout’s biggest Main Event to date, the crowd was hot off a fantastic episode, ready to see an amazing tag team bout to cap things off, and they popped for the entrance of Phenomenal Ace, followed by The War Raiders. Hanson and Hiroshi started things off, the stronger Hanson taking advantage over the older Ace, and Rowe was tagged in, Hiroshi failing to fight back as he was forced to take the beating. Tanahashi managed to find an opening when Hanson and Rowe went for the Fallout, flipping over from behind and shoving him into the turnbuckle, subsequently knocking Hanson over, before a massive Splash in the corner took out both men, Hiroshi just managing to tag in the fresh AJ Styles! The Phenomenal One had a good first run, taking out both men with a double Stylin’ DDT, but after taking out Hanson on the outside, he ran into a lariat back in the ring, AJ going down as Rowe got the upper hand. Tanahashi and Hanson would make their way back into the combat, pulling off some great spots like a Powerbomb/High Fly Flow combo from AJ and Hiroshi onto the massive Rowe, as well as a Pop Up Powerslam to Tanahashi on the apron!
At one point, The War Raiders had AJ Styles up for the same Pop Up Powerslam, now called the ‘Call of Fenrir’ by commentary, however, Styles was able to back out of it, stumbling backwards into the ref, before ducking a wicked clothesline from Rowe that took out the official! AJ went for a Pele Kick, but he was hit with a Big Boot mid-air by Hanson, allowing Rowe to set him up for the Fallout, Hanson up on the top rope ready to hit the match-ending move, but sliding into the ring came the Infinity Tag Team Champions, Bulletproof’s own, The Young Bucks! After Hanson and Rowe had ruined their post-main event celebration on Night 1 of New Dawn, taking both men out, Matt and Nick Jackson had been waiting for revenge, seizing their opportunity here by hitting Rowe with a Double Superkick as they entered the ring, dodging Hanson as he went for a top rope clothesline and nailing him with a Triple Superkick, AJ Styles helping out alongside them! The Young Bucks quickly left the ring, escaping through the crowd and making sure they weren’t seen by the ref, but watching on as AJ went into the cover on Hanson, the lone War Raider just managing to kick out, the tension rising as he got the shoulder up.
However, as the match reached its climax, all 4 men were battling on the outside, Hiroshi and Rowe at ringside brawling while AJ and Hanson were on the apron, and Styles and Hanson found their way up to the top rope, Hanson picking up Styles and hitting him with Death Valley Driver off the top turnbuckle onto his tag partner and Tanahashi below! The crowd popped huge for this insane ending, as the ref counted the whole 10, this amazing bout unfortunately ending in a Count-Out Tie.
The War Raiders and AJ Styles & Hiroshi Tanahashi drew via Count-Out (25:45)
Hanson and Rowe were up first, leaving to the back, disappointed in the result, and they were soon followed by Tanahashi, Hiroshi helping up Styles to the back. However, before Phenomenal Ace left, an exhausted and beaten Styles grabbed a mic from Gorilla, and he accepted Rogue Glory’s challenge for Genocide, stating that Bulletproof will finally silence Adam Cole’s band when they meet inside the ring. A match graphic showed up on the screen, depicting AJ Styles, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Joey Janela versus Adam Cole, Brodie Lee, and Killian Dain, the Trios match set for Infinity’s next PPV. Styles thanked the crowd after another great show, the feed cutting to black as they made their way backstage.
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2020.09.05 09:23 brb237 Lorelei Gilmore, hypocrisy knows thy name

so I'm a noob to the show...about finished with season 6....and I now realize that this show was probably a lot better for those who watched it in first run when there was a week and various breaks between episodes.....because these 3 main characters, and a decent amount of the writing, is exhausting. What a waste of a really good supporting cast.
I'm sure this has been pointed out by others here, and I believe I understand that this show is first and foremost about the single mom/teen girl relationship of Lorelei and Rory, but the 1b would be Lorelei's relationship with her parents - esp Emily. So from what I gather, Lorelei's main issue with them was that her parents "tried to control her" (as stated in the pilot episode). But I'm correct in thinking that she basically did the same thing to Rory, among others like Luke, correct?
She pushed Rory towards Harvard. Apparently she just enrolled Rory into Chilton on her own. She tried to get Rory to pass on Jess, and to stay with Dean. She tried to get Rory to go back to school (which is fine, most parents would) but when she didn't get her way, she froze Rory out. She wanted Rory to be into the same things, the same taste in music and TV and movies and not a sorority type of party girl. It seems like she wanted Rory to be her, when she was 16.
Then you can say the same things about her relationships with Luke, Christopher, Max, Jason etc. She didn't want to move to a new house (same with Christopher). She asked him to marry her...basically because she felt her world was crumbling after Rory dropped out of Yale. Then she gave him the marriage ultimatum out of nowhere, didn't get the response that she wanted so she tossed the relationship down the drain on a whim. She wanted Sookie to be responsible and together, even though Sookie was incapable of most things that didn't pertain to cooking or childbearing. I mean she literally says to Luke "I can be flexible. As long as everything is exactly the way I want it. I can be totally flexible." She's basically just a friendlier, more pop-culture obsessed, less polished, less old-fashioned version of Emily...and so is Paris. Paris is just Emily without the social skills and a desire to work for a living.
Does this sound right? The hypocrisy would be fine if it was ever acknowledged in some way. I think part of the reason the show can be frustrating is that too much character development occurs off camera and it's sort of just assumed that we'll all see it. Or it's not even acknowledged. Was the goal of the writers to make you both like and hate the show by the end of each episode?...because in that sense, job, done.
and man this show would have been so much better had they kept Adam Brody. With Dean, and pre-dating Lane being the only grounded, non-over-the-top characters, he would have made the show a bit less exhausting had he taken the place of Zack as Lane's love interest throughout the second half of the show.
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2020.09.03 18:00 SaintRidley Wrestling Observer Rewind ★ Mar. 28, 1988

Going through old issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and posting highlights in my own words, continuing in the footsteps of daprice82. For anyone interested, I highly recommend signing up for the actual site at f4wonline and checking out the full archives.
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1987
FUTURE YEARS ARCHIVE:
The Complete Observer Rewind Archive by daprice82
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  • Lots of news… next week. There’s some negotiations happening that could make the basis of the biggest story of the year, but nothing’s concrete yet so… Yeah. Turns out to be a bit smaller at this stage than Dave's been led to believe right now.
  • Interest in Wrestlemania this year looks way down compared to last year. And it’s nothing to do with the Clash. The first Wrestlemania had media all over it, from newspapers to big magazines. The second got a lot of press as well, a lot driven by its major celebrity involvement. Wrestlemania 3 didn’t get a lot of national press, but it was the most successful financially and a lot of Michigan/Ontario papers spent a lot of time on it. This year? Practically nothing. No news coverage, no broad interest by the general public, nobody on the bus talking about the show. PPV means Wrestlemania won’t be a bomb, but it’s not going to be the giant blockbuster Dave anticipated at hitting over $25 million. He still thinks worst case scenario they gross $19 million, but the lack of buzz is going to affect WWF going into the summer.
  • Billy Jack Haynes and Don Owen’s war for Oregon is the biggest story this week, as two of Owen’s biggest stars just quit on him. Rip Oliver and Mike Miller are presumably jumping over to start with Haynes when he gets going, along with rumors of Kevin Kelly, Chavo Guerrero, Big Bubba, and J.T. Southern. Tom Zenk and Curt Hennig got offers as well, with the latter being billed as appearing for Owens already.
  • Over on Pro Wrestling this Week, their angle is that Paul E. Dangerously purchased controlling interest in the show and is doing a hostile takeover. Guess the ECW Invasion on Raw wasn’t Paul’s first invasion angle. The show for Wrestlemania weekend will see Paul fire Gordon Solie, Joe Pedicino, and Bonnie Blackstone, and Solie getting fired on air could make the show a collector’s item (well, I can’t find it online so it might actually be). Watch this Danger Zone, because Paul gives a really good early career promo here.
Watch: Paul E. Dangerously announces his hostile takeover of Pro Wrestling This Week
  • Dump Matsumoto’s final televised match, which aired March 6 in Japan, did a monster 13.2 rating. No doubt that sticks around as the second highest rated wrestling show of the year barring something absolutely amazing and unforeseen happening. Extra impressive, the show aired on a Sunday afternoon out of prime time. The main event saw Dump and Yukari Omori, also retiring, go against the Crush Gals to a no contest where all of them bled buckets. Chigusa Nagayo then grabbed the house mic and requested an impromptu exhibition teaming with Dump, one of her biggest rivals in her career. To Dave’s knowledge they have never teamed together. They went against Lioness Asuka and Omori for five minutes until tv time ran out, with a double pin happening at the bell where both Crush Gals were pinned by Omori and Dump. It’s pretty much tradition in joshi retirement shows that the retiree gets to be put over one last time by their friends and rivals.
  • This week’s syndicated ratings report (for the week ending February 21) have WWF in 6th place and Crockett in 8th. WWF is at a 9.9 in 245 markets while Crocket’s got a 7.9 in 177 markets, both dropping over a point since the previous week’s report. GLOW has joined in with POWW, AWA, and Pro Wrestling this Week’s syndicated package, so that should probably go back up to the top 15 going forward. A note in Sports, Inc. magazine about WWF ad rates means WWF should be grossing between $15.6 and $18 million this year in pure advertising revenue. Crockett stands to gross around $10 million.
  • Dave’s hoping to be able to get preliminary ratings info for the recent Saturday Night’s Main Event this issue. It should give a sense on how the general public reacted to The Main Event. If ratings are down a lot, it means that the general public probably got turned off by the whole business with the belt sale and referee twin magic. Ratings for the syndicated shows the week after the Main Event were very good because everyone wanted to know what happened, but the week after that saw a 1.2 drop. So we’ll see if this is a trend.
  • Syndicators have already ordered 52 episodes of Learning the Ropes, the tv show Crockett’s going to be involved with. It starts in September and a lot of the Crockett main event guys are going to be involved playing themselves. Don’t worry - it’s only going to get the one season, so just 26 episodes exist.
  • So last week Dave reported about Andre choking Duggan and Duggan bleeding from the mouth, and it really shows the difference between NWA and WWF. Andre accidentally hit Duggan’s lip, which led to Duggan’s tooth cutting his lip and he bled a lot. There was talk of Vince ordering a re-shoot because of how much blood. In the NWA, if there were a similar happening, they’d be ecstatic about all the blood and certainly wouldn’t consider a reshoot. No word on if they will reshoot, but we should know by next week.
  • [WWF] The Killer Bees have been asked to turn heel. They did an angle during the lumberjack match in Philadelphia on March 12 where they attacked Hogan during his match with DiBiase. Of course, Hogan beat all three up.
  • Demolition have been doing jobs everywhere, which Dave thinks is a good hint that they win the titles at Wrestlemania. WWF’s booking policy on tag teams has always been to have the future champions job relentlessly until they win, and this looks like more of the same.
  • [Oregon] Curt Hennig was supposed to wrestle here on March 5, but his back and neck prevented him from working. The AWA Title was held up here pending a Hennig vs. Grappler match, but with Hennig out they subbed in the Assassin as his representative. Assassin beat Grappler, so Hennig is now the “new” AWA World Champion in Portland. Yeah, this is astonishingly dumb.
  • [Memphis] About the only stuff going on right now of any interest is about the Gilberts. Dave watched the past couple weeks and credits Eddie and Missy Hyatt for breathing some life into the promotion, but there’s nothing on the undercard to really support it. Eddie threw fire on March 19, burning Randy Hales after he expressed frustration with the Gilberts trying to take over. Eddie came out for a match and lost via countout because he was arguing with Hales.
  • The closest to anyone or anything of consequence happening in Central States was the Midnight Rockers were announced to replace the Rock & Roll Express for their March 17 show. They no-showed.
  • [WCCW] The March 20 Star Wars show only drew 2,500 fans and started 15 minute late. It then ended at 11 pm (4:45 total length) because they spent so much time delaying between matches. The Simpsons now have both sets of tag titles, Hayes beat Parsons by DQ, Chris Adams beat Terry Taylor by countout when Taylor walked out after getting beaten absolutely bloody, and Kerry retained the world title against Terry Gordy when the referee, despite a ref bump, said he did in fact see Gordy throw Kerry over the top rope. They must make their refs out of tougher stuff in Texas. The Thunderdome cage match in the main event was absolutely bloody, but Dave’s coverage does not make clear who won.
  • WCCW showed the concert attack on the syndicated show and it came off great. One snag: while the wrestlers brawled, the band just kept playing like nothing had happened. The story so far, at least what they’re pushing, is that Buddy Roberts got drunk and ruined the concert and Hayes won’t speak with him because of it. Meanwhile, Terry Gordy, who came back on March 20, claims to have heard two conflicting stories about Buddy’s drinking. So that’s a fun angle.
  • Not much going on in New Japan, but they’re pushing a tag team of pirates. One of the pirates is Bob Orton, playing Billy the Pirate. Billy wrestled Inoki on the live Nagasaki tv show on March 4 which drew a 10.5 rating, the company’s highest since December.
  • Lots of results from All Japan, not a lot of news except for building a big Budokan Hall show for March 27. Tenryu and Hansen will have a rematch for the PWF Title while Brody challenges Jumbo Tsuruta for the International Title. Also appearing during that time period will be Big Bubba Rogers for a four-week tour before he starts with WWF, Tom Magee, and Jimmy Snuka.
  • Here’s the real scoop with All Japan - rumor has it that somewhere down the road, possibly as early as the summer, they plan to unify the singles titles. That will probably be Tsuruta vs. Tenryu, based off current titleholders. The countdown to the Triple Crown Title begins.
  • All Japan did a worked shoot take on the Choshu-Maeda shoot on March 5. It was designed to fool smart fans into thinking there’s potential for real violence in Hansen vs. Tenryu on March 9. Tenryu and Hara did a double enziguiri to Hansen, then Tenryu sold his ankle like he kicked too hard while Hansen collapsed, “knocked out.” He sold it super well while Terry Gordy got involved to throw them out so it wouldn’t be obvious why they weren’t trying to get the pin. About 45 seconds later, Hansen groggily finds his feet and goes absolutely nuts, diving through the ropes onto Tenryu and starts beating him with everything he can find and the match goes to a double countout. After everyone else is taken to the back following the brawl in the stands, Hansen roughs up an official and grabs the mic and says “Nobody potatoes me!” which even had Dave fooled for a bit. Tried to find video on youtube, no luck, but this sounds amazing.
  • TV tapings for the dates after Wrestlemania have been taped, so here be spoilers. Ted DiBiase wrestled both tapings without the belt, so he didn’t win. Savage wasn’t on either taping, and about every other wrestler in the tournament except Hogan (gone for the summer) and Bam Bam (who blew out his knee and may not make Wrestlemania) showed up as a non-champion, so that clinches it for Savage. Also AP Wire picked up the bit from WWF Magazine about WWF Champion Randy Savage. So the two biggest events of the year, WWF has had the news media give away the results. The line in the magazine wasn’t a WWF plant, but a genuine error that made it to print. Beefer also appeared without the belt and Honkeytonk with, while Jimmy Hart had his hair covered, so there’s that result. And Strike Force appeared with the titles, so Dave concedes that he was only 1 for 3 in predicting the big title matches. Not so fast, Dave - you'll get up to 2/3 when the show happens.
  • [WWF] They’re trying to reboot Ted DiBiase a bit. Heenan’s going to continue being Andre’s manager and they’re going to focus on portraying DiBiase as a good wrestler, not just a chickenshit who pays off the referee to win. They realized fans weren’t taking Ted seriously as a top tier wrestler, which really hurt his drawing power, which should have been much more given the level of push, gimmick, and ability he has.
  • Also coming up after Wrestlemania will be a feud between Rick Rude and Jake Roberts. Rude’s gimmick is going to be kissing a planted woman in the audience each night, and on a tv show he’ll kiss Jake’s wife, which will set up the feud. Dave finds it amusing how in the old days they did everything they could to portray the wrestlers as single out of fear of losing women as fans and groupies.
  • Several closed-circuit sites for Wrestlemania are being closed due to poor advance sales. WWF is now going on record that closed-circuit is the past and ppv is the future. Dave’s talked to people all over the country this week and it seems people just aren’t into the tournament concept. Maybe this is where Vince’s reputation for hating tournaments stems from?
  • [AWA] Pat Tanaka and Paul Diamond won the AWA tag titles from the Midnight Rockers at the Vegas tapings on March 19. Adrian Adonis no-showed the taping, along with more than a half dozen others, including a new manager they were bringing in from Florida called Diamond Dallas Page. Well, that's sure a way to make your rewind debut with a bang.
  • [AWA] Stan Kowalski won’t be in to manage, apparently, but to do “Big K’s Corner.” Should be as entertaining as Paul E.'s Danger Zone is, just like Baron Von Raschke is as entertaining as Takada.
  • [AWA] Verne even had a GLOW tag match featuring Queen Kong, Hot Rod Andi, Malibu Doll, and another Dave didn’t catch the name of. Correction from last week: Kong didn’t wrestle as Mount Fuji in GLOW, but as Mathilda the Hun. Anyway, Dave quips that yes, this is indeed wrestling for serious fans, no gimmicks like the NWA and WWF. There was another women’s match between Debbie Combs and Olympia which was awful, since Olympia still doesn’t know what she’s doing. It was originally supposed to be Madusa vs. Olympia for the title, and then changed to a number one contender’s match, but that seems to have been tossed out since Madusa was in Debbie’s corner with her arm in a sling to cover for the real reason she was out: cosmetic surgery the results of which are fairly obvious.
Watch? Debbie Combs vs. Olympia
  • AWA’s world title build up to the March 19 Hennig vs. Wahoo McDaniel match sure was a rollercoaster. Zenk was supposed to have a non-title match at the February taping and a title match at this one, but he quit the day before the taping. Two weeks of promos hyping the match up after the non-title match that never happened, including hyping up how good Zenk looked at the shows he didn’t appear on. Then the commentators talk about how Wahoo now has the title match, because “as everyone saw, Hennig injured Zenk” and have since claimed it was a broken arm or leg. Not even World Class has gone so far as to claim that everybody saw something that never actually happened.
  • Remember two weeks ago when Stampede had its best match ever? They did it again on March 12 but even better. Owen and Bruce teamed with Benoit, Pillman, and Jason the Terrible against Steve DiSalvo, Makhan Singh, Jerry Morrow, Great Gama, and Johnny Smith in an elimination cage match. Supposedly this was a five star classic to be sure. Another match in Edmonton that never made tv and thus is impossible to find.
  • More on Paul E. taking over Pro Wrestling this Week. They’re going to announce this week that he takes full control on June 1.
  • The New York Times ran an article on Thunderbolt Patterson and his new career as a blue collar labor organizer in Atlanta.
Read: Ex-Wrestler Fights in a New Arena
  • Saturday Night’s Main Event drew a 10 rating and 30 share. It’s a good rating, but definitely lower than previous ones and shows that The Main Event didn’t really add to their viewing audience. In the Bay area specifically, the show only managed a 5.5 rating, while in Dallas it was a 4.
  • There’s talk of Jerry Jarrett working with Mike Graham to open a Florida promotion and they’ve already talked about getting Gordon Solie to do tv. Jerry does not appear to open a Florida promotion until 2002, when he opens up TNA.
  • Bruno Sammartino did a candid interview about WWF on a Pittsburgh radio show. Dave’s hoping someone who taped it can send him the tape so he can hear it.
  • Ted DiBiase is now using the cobra clutch as his finisher.
  • Billy Jack Haynes’ new promotion has a name: The OWWF. That’s the Oregon-Washington Wrestling Federation, and they’ll also be running a wrestling school starting April 4, with Brad Rheingans and Haynes as coaches.
  • Blackjack Mulligan won a legal case where he was sued for punching a business partner during an argument in 1986. His defense was that it was self-defense, and the jury believed him. Mulligan’s lawyer was so good he even got the accuser to say he felt sorry for Mulligan. As part of the proceedings, evidence turned up that recent bad business deals and a heart attack have pretty much kept Mulligan out of wrestling and even put him in such bad straits that he may lose his house.
  • Two readers write in suggesting Dave start a letter-writing campaign so fans can put pressure on cable companies to show the wrestling they want to see, like New Japan or All Japan Women, and ditch wrestling they don’t want (like Financial News Network running NWF). Dave says rather than tell people what to write and organizing it the way these two are suggesting, he’ll start getting network addresses and publish those so fans can voice their genuine opinions if they choose to. Dave thinks writing to FNN, ESPN, or Tempo and requesting a specific show or thanking them for running a show they do run could have some influence if readers do this in numbers. As for The Nashville Network, which does sports all day Sunday and was brought up as an option by one letter, the owner doesn’t want any wrestling on his station. You’re gonna have to wait for ECW to hit TNN in 1999, fellas.
  • We’re a week out from Clash and the NWA has only announced four of the matches for the show.
  • Dave saw the NWA’s March 16 show in San Francisco, which drew surprisingly well at 4,500 fans who were very enthusiastic for the show. Nothing spectacular here, even the FlaiSting match only gets 2.5 stars. The night before they were in Reno for their first show out there and drew so poorly that you can probably expect them not to come back.
  • The new TBS Sunday show for NWA has the wrestlers excited because they get a nice bonus for appearing. The main event participants split a $7,500 bonus, which is huge if you’ve got a singles main event, and the semi-main splits $2,500. The show will be called NWA Main Event, and will have a three match format with interviews and become the new C show of Crockett’s syndicated package. The bonuses should especially keep the heels happy despite being asked to do jobs on tv, at least in theory. Dave predicts a lot of good matches and mostly disqualification finishes.
  • NWA is planning a July ppv Great American Bash with Flair vs. Luger, but that’s in the 60-day window before WWF’s August show. Ted Turner’s supposed to clear athe ppv market up for them, so we’ll see how that goes and we can probably expect a free WWF countershow on USA at that time.
  • [NWA] The Fantastics had a match against the Midnight Express that went 37 minutes and took up basically the entire episode of NWA Pro from this week. It looked like a heated match from what Dave saw on TBS, and he puts over how hard the Fantastics are working to get over. Dave would rather watch guys like the Fantastics who may not quite be the best but bust their asses to give you action than more talented guys won ego trips who don’t give you anything. The Fantastics vs. Midnights might just be the best series of matches going on in North America right now.
Watch: NWA Pro March 26, 1988
NEXT WEEK: Wrestlemania and Clash of the Champions, Crockett in negotiations with Ken Mantell of World Class, Magnum T.A. gets physical on tv again, and more
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2020.08.31 10:22 sseeii Why NXT and AEW are both great

So, in the last 2 days I've made posts of my issues with both shows, and now I've realised how unhealthily negative that all is, so ill just give a few reasons why I absolutely love both and if you don't already watch either you should give them a chance.
NXT:
-Undisputed era. A true faction that has so much versatility and has 4 very talented members with distinct roles for each member. One of the most talented groups in wrestling, with insane charisma and some of the best in ring work itw from each man. Roderick Strong vs Riddle from a few takeovers ago is still one of my favourite matches in NXT.
-The best women's division in the USA. Idk about companies like shimmer or stardom because I don't watch them, but of the big 5, NXT definitely has the best women's division. Io Shirai is arguably the best women's wrestler itw, and people like Candice, Kai, Rhea, etc provide some amazing depth to the division. You'd think losing your 2 most dominant champions ever would harm your division, but since Asuka and then Shayna left, the division has gone from strength to strength. Just wish Sane hadn't been abruptly called up.
-Big match feel at takeovers. Prior to this TO just gone, more or less every main event was an epic match. Its become a tad formulaic recently, but if the formula is producing matches like we've seen recently, I love it. I can't remember a disappointing main event of takeover, and that's quite an achievement.
AEW:
-The whole Adam Page story. Remember his title match vs Jericho where everyone thought he was pushed way beyond his limit and he was just a midcarder? Well, we were all wrong. In less than a year (well, exactly a year today) they've turned him into the most compelling character in wrestling. I think i speak for most people when I say I want Omega to win the world title and then have Page take it off him. Oh, and all this and hes not even 30 yet. If you want to properly get into him I recommend you watch BTE, it gives a lot of backstory and subtly hints at potential future stories. Like, a month or two ago he had this thing with Brodie Lee where Brodie offered him a spot after finding out he had inquired about joining the DO before Brodie came, and Page said he's in a better place now. Now if he turns to the dark order after being abandoned itll have much more by way of backstory.
-AEW Unrestricted. The most underrated move by AEW to date. Having this podcast to give wrestlers a chance to talk about themselves just helps me connect to them so much. People like Cage, Starks, Darby, Nyla, and many more have benefited so much from having that podcast and being able to get themselves across as people.
-4 PPVs per year. When this was first announced, I was a bit disappointed because I enjoyed the 16 or so PPVs I got as a WWE fan, but I think its probably the best thing they've got going. Being able to let a story develop fully for 3 months and be able to have big matches on TV in the interim boosts the prestige of both TV and PPVs. Now l look forward to every AEW PPV because of how infrequent they are, and I enjoy Dynamite more because I know that there can be TV feuds that build to a TV payoff.
-The potential they leave waiting in the wings. Who would've thought that over a year into AEW, Kenny still wouldn't have won the title? Cody is still probably going to win it eventually, and there's so much mileage left in the young bucks vs lucha brothers. Not to mention that FTR still haven't opened the catalogue of dream matches they can have.
What are your highlights of whatever wrestling show you watch, and what would you say to convince someone to give it a go?
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2020.08.29 23:00 OneWingedDevil28 Booking The Shield's Debut in 2020 in Any Promotion (Chapter Seven: SHIELD.)

Booking The Shield's Debut in 2020 in Any Promotion (Chapter Seven: SHIELD.)
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Two competitors are already locked in for the main event of Allstate Arena’s annual AEW show, All Out, those two competitors being the Lunatic, Dean Ambrose, and the Lone Wolf, the AEW World Champion, Roman Reigns. However, the dynamic was not that simple. SETH ROLLINS has had two opportunities to get into the match, each opportunity, he’s failed to seize.
We are on the fast track to All Out. The Shield’s storied rivalry will come to a close, but not every question has been answered yet again. Rollins. Ambrose. Reigns. Three men that have revolutionized wrestling across the last two years, on epic ascents to the top. Rollins wants a way in. Ambrose wants revenge. Reigns wants domination.
The Hounds of Justice are out for each other.

Booking the Shield’s Debut in 2020 in Any Promotion (Finale: SHIELD.)

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite – 27th July 2022
Mere days removed from Fight For the Fallen, where Dean Ambrose defeated Seth Rollins in the main event, and Roman Reigns defeated Brian Cage to retain the AEW World Championship, we see Seth Rollins come out to the ring. He issues an ‘Open Challenge’ to anyone in the back, claiming that he’s not going down without a fight.

Seth Rollins Gauntlet
That Open Challenge is answered by none other than Rey Fenix. One of the Shield’s opponents in one of their first feuds. Fenix comes down to the ring, the bell rings and the two have a stellar match, kicking off Dynamite with a bang, the two going into full throttle, with Rollins coming out on top after a Phoenix Splash followed by a Skywalker, a clean initial win for Rollins.
Seth Rollins def. Ray Fenix (7 minutes)
Rollins wastes no time getting back on the mic as Fenix limps up the ramp, Rollins demands another opponent, as BRODIE LEE comes down to the ring. Rollins grins at the arrival of one of AEW’s highest calibre stars, but that grin turns to regret early, as Lee DOMINATES Rollins, almost a squash. Fatigue already beginning to set in on the Architect, Lee pleasures himself on humiliating Rollins, who makes a comeback, he is able to pull away with the win after a roll up pin.
Seth Rollins def. Brodie Lee (15 minutes)
The next person down to the ring is MJF. Capitalizing on the defeated Rollins, who can barely stand on his own to feet, MJF commands for the ref to ring the bell, and when the ref does so, MJF immediately pounces on Rollins, stomping him in the corner, gloating to him, taunting him. Rollins makes efforts to launch an attack on MJF, but to no avail, who chuckles at the ‘pathetic’ effort of Rollins.
The match kicks into gear when Rollins initiates his comeback sequence, Wardlow attempts to get involved, but Rollins disposes of him, he goes out onto the apron, SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY TO THE OUTSIDE, WHERE MJF AND WARDLOW ARE! Rollins and MJF have an epic battle inside the ring, MJF gets a chair and attempts to strike Rollins, Rollins dodges and connects with Wardlow, Rollins then gets a shocked MJF, SKYWALKER! 1…2… MJF KICKS OUT, ROLLINS IS STRAIGHT TO HIS FEET, ROLLINS DEBUTS THE CURB STOMP! 1…2…3!
Seth Rollins def. MJF (23 minutes)
Rollins celebrates his win, and there doesn’t seem to be anymore people lining up to face the Architect, he has made a statement tonight, proving himself as the Iron Man of AEW, defeating MJF, Brodie Lee and Rey Fenix in one night. Rollins goes up to the top rope, and celebrates his victory, he gets down and turns around… SPEAR!
IT’S ROMAN REIGNS! THE AEW WORLD CHAMPION HAS JUST SPEARED SETH ROLLINS! REIGNS GOES INTO THE CORNER, HE WANTS TO GO FOR ANOTHER ONE! ‘OOOOAAAH-‘
The fans pop, Reigns’ assault of Seth Rollins is interrupted by Reigns’ opponent for All Out, DEAN AMBROSE! Ambrose walks out and marches down to the ring, Reigns turns his attention to the ramp, Seth then turns Reigns around, SUPERKICK! Ambrose gets into the ring, DIRTY DEEDS!
The AEW World Champion has just been taken down! On the canvas is the AEW World Championship, both Ambrose and Rollins grab the title at the same time, Ambrose tells Rollins “This isn’t your war.” Rollins contemplates, before shaking his head and leaving, as Ambrose and Reigns have a brawl.

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite – 3rd August 2022
Seth Rollins cuts an in-ring promo, where he talks about the dynamic of the Shield ‘A brotherhood, an impenetrable bond. While it was believed that we were stronger than a unit, greed and desire consumed one of its members, and the group self-imploded.’ Rollins calls out the AEW World Champion, Roman Reigns, who does come out. The two do not brawl when they are in the ring, they keep civil.
Rollins cuts to the chase. He stakes his claim for the AEW World Championship, and wants to enter the main event at All Out in a few weeks time. The fans cheer in approval of Rollins’ offer, but Reigns downplays Rollins, declining it, and saying Rollins needs to earn a shot, and he’s had more than enough chances already. Reigns goes to leave the ring.
“You know me well, Roman.” Reigns turns his head. “You don’t give me this, I will make your life a living hell. All I’m asking for is ONE. MORE. OPPORTUNITY. Accept it, and show this audience that you have any sort of credibility inside you. Or reject it, and look like nothing but a coward.” Reigns walks towards Rollins. “I don’t have anything to prove to you, or the fans. The Shield is DEAD.” Reigns drops the mic and leaves.

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite – 10th August 2022
Seth Rollins has became obsessed with trying to get the title opportunity at All Out. Tonight, Roman Reigns has his final defence of the AEW World Championship, going up against the Cleaner, Kenny Omega, in a PPV-worthy match. During the show, a vignette is shown of Dean Ambrose entering a desolate, ghetto gym, the only light being the sunlight that comes through the tinted and half-smashed glass windows.
In a backstage interview, Rollins says that he knows what he has to do to get the shot at the AEW World Championship. At the end of the show, both Reigns and Omega make their entrances, a big-match atmosphere in the arena.

Kenny Omega vs Roman Reigns © for the AEW World Championship
Reigns and Omega have an absolute war in the main event, a slightly more methodical pace as both men know that a foot wrong could cost them the match and the main event of All Out. Omega catches Reigns’ Superman Punch attempt with a V-Trigger. Omega hits Reigns with repeated V-Triggers just to get him on his knees, he hits all of his signature moves and inflicts pain on the AEW World Champion, who is struggling to establish any form of momentum.
Omega has a grasp on the match, he goes for the One Winged Angel, Reigns slips out of it, pushes Omega against the ropes, SPEAR! Before he can go for the cover, Omega slides out of the ring, Reigns gutted. Both Omega and Reigns find themselves fighting on the top rope towards the end of the match, Omega goes for a hurricanrana from the top, Reigns catches him, sit out powerbomb from the top rope!
Both men are down, Reigns begins to limp to his feet, he wants to finish this match, but the attention turns towards the crowd, where Seth Rollins leaps over the barricade, a worn out Reigns in despair, ‘not now’ he murmurs. Seth takes a steel chair and watches from ringside, sitting down, as Omega then flings Reigns into the turnbuckles with a V-Trigger, Omega goes to the top rope and tries for a 450 Splash, but Reigns moves out of the way, he goes for a Superman Punch, OMEGA DUCKS, ROLLINS CLOBBERS REIGNS IN THE FACE WITH A STEEL CHAIR!
Roman Reigns © def. Kenny Omega via Disqualification (16 minutes)
Reigns collapses to his knees, feeling a cut open up on his forehead where the chair connected. Seth, who looks totally consumed, raises the steel chair, going for another strike, but Omega walks in and throws the chair away, as he begins to argue with Rollins. Omega’s chance at the AEW World Championship has been busted thanks to the Architect!
Rollins gets escorted out of the building by security, Reigns gets medical attention, Rollins clearly regrets his actions tonight after being fully consumed by the desire for the AEW World Championship, it’s turned him into a monster.

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite – 17th August 2022
It is said that Roman Reigns is injured, and won’t be fully fit for All Out after being struck in the face with a steel chair in the main event of last week. It is also announced that Kenny Omega has been inserted into the main event at All Out, therefore making it a triple threat for the AEW World Championship, after being so close to victory last week.
Towards the end of the show, Kenny Omega comes down to the ring, dwelling on the announcement. “Earlier today, I was given the news that I have been inserted into the main event of All Out for the AEW World Championship, and I will be facing Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, after what transpired last week involving a certain Seth Rollins…
This all feels a little controversial to me, after all, I created the Shield, I discovered their potential, and I propelled them into Stardom. So, to some extent, I feel responsible for all of the carnage they’ve dished out, and all of the chaos that has ensued in the past weeks. I realized that Rollins, Reigns, Ambrose, they’re not my business anymore. It’s not my spotlight to take, and as a result, I will not be participating in the main event of All Out.” Some of the fans gasp, some cheer, some are in confusion.
“I do have one request, though…” Omega pauses, still contemplating his next words. “I would like Seth Rollins to come down to the ring.” Omega waits, the attention pointed towards the stage, where expectedly, Rollins’ music eventually does hit, he comes down to the ring, riddled with guilt, but his desire all the same. Once Seth steps in the ring, he has nothing to say.
“Seth, I have watched your career ever since Day One, from the days of Tyler Black, all the way to now, where you are one of the headlines of this brand. What happened last week… That isn’t the Seth Rollins I know. And may-be, that Seth Rollins we saw last week is still prominent right now, I know you, Seth, you’re a person with great desire, great determination, and you will not stop until you get the justice you crave!” Omega pauses, Rollins slowly nodding.
“I know there’s only one way to get the bad out of you, Seth.” The fans begin to catch on. “I firmly believe that you deserve this, and I don’t want you to let me down. The only way that I can bring the old Seth Rollins back… Is if I offer you my place in the main event of All Out!” the fans pop, as Rollins grins, Omega conflicted.
Rollins takes a minute, before replying to Omega. “I accept your offer.” Seth drops the mic, with Omega grinning, and it is now OFFICIAL, at AEW: All Out, it will be Dean Ambrose vs SETH ROLLINS vs Roman Reigns for the AEW World Championship! Rollins confronts Ambrose at the top of the ramp, they enter a brawl, with the locker room splitting it up.

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite – 24th August 2022
On the go home show before All Out, Ambrose and Rollins have a promo war in the ring, setting the scene for their All Out main event, which is also to include Roman Reigns, if he is physically fit. Ambrose claims that Rollins’ has gone the dirty route, he couldn’t get an opportunity based on pure skill or wins, he had to whine and attack people. Reigns and Ambrose have both beat Rollins, and that will be no different at All Out.
Rollins claims that Ambrose was always the ‘weak link’ of the Shield, always in the shadows, contributing nothing and starting arguments, while Rollins and Ambrose were competing for championships in New Japan, Ambrose was either on the sidelines or competing in another tiny promotion for relevance.
The promo war reaches boiling point, before familiar music hits. Roman Reigns makes his return, AEW World Championship in hand, still wearing a neck brace after the damage done to him by a single chair shot from Seth Rollins. Reigns comes in, claiming that Rollins has lost all credibility, Ambrose has become infused by revenge, Reigns will always be the superior member of the Shield, and all he needs is the AEW World Championship.
The three have immense back and forth, insults being dished out, the promos even becoming emotional at one point, as they set the stage perfectly. “YOU’LL HAVE TO PUT A BULLET THROUGH MY HEAD IF YOU’RE THINKING OF KEEPING ME DOWN ON SATURDAY!” Ambrose exclaims, Rollins says that it’s his time, the stars are lined up for him, and Reigns reassures everyone that the Lone Wolf will prove why he will always be the greatest member of the Shield.
The three men stare down with each other, the stage is set for an amazing AEW World Championship main event in Chicago this Saturday at AEW All Out!
Before the show, a vignette is posted all across social media, with individual personal interviews with each member of the Shield, going through their contributions to the faction, their major results, how they were affected by the turn, and why they are going to win/retain the AEW World Championship at All Out.

The Lone Wolf
“It felt like… I was always being underestimated. I only need to show this title to prove that once I broke free from the Shield, I was able to reach my full potential.”
Power. Will. A man who prefers to let his in-ring work do the speaking, Roman Reigns went from being the Dark Horse to the Lone Wolf. The Shield’s New Japan run was when Reigns began to break into independence, getting into his own singles feuds, and being a vital part to the team in the Shield’s World Tag League run. Reigns kept the group together when Ambrose and Rollins were on the brink of turning on each other, so he firmly believes that he deserves recognition for keeping the group together as long as he did.
Competing in the G1 Climax, Reigns was able to pull off some amazing results, most notably against his Shield brother Dean Ambrose, knocking him out of the tournament. Reigns would go on to be recognized by Kazuchika Okada himself as a ‘wrestler with great potential to become a star of the industry’.
Reigns’ big breakthrough would come in the form with a feud with the Stone Pitbull, Tomohiro Ishii, as they fought for the NEVER Openweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom, with Ishii coming out on top. Upon the Shield’s return to AEW, Reigns stood out, even teasing a feud with Hangman Adam Page, the current AEW World Champion.
Reigns was the one to break up the Shield’s so-called impenetrable bond, betraying Rollins and Ambrose after they lost to the Inner Circle on Dynamite. A short while later, Reigns would beat Page to win the AEW World Championship. Since then, Reigns has gone on to defeat Brian Cage and Seth Rollins to retain the belt, becoming the ‘Lone Wolf’ of AEW, and a force to be reckoned with.
At All Out, he wants to justify his decision to betray the Shield, by defeating them once and for all, and proving that he is the best Shield member. He has beat both men in singles action before, it is time for him to consolidate all of his growth in the past 2 years, and walk out of Chicago with the AEW World Championship still in his grasp.

The Architect
“I want this more than the other two. They do not understand what I’ve had to go through physically and mentally to get this match. It can’t be for nothing.”
Seth Rollins. A man that was recognised as top talent as soon as he introduced himself to the wrestling world. Agility. Intelligence. Critical. While Reigns believes he didn’t have much of a spotlight at first, Rollins was the exact opposite, all eyes were pointed at him as being the ‘next Kenny Omega’. In his New Japan run, Seth Rollins won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, he would lose it to Hiromu Takahashi, but still catch the eyes of the rest of the roster, as Seth would be challenged to a Tokyo Dome match by Will Ospreay.
The two fought in a Match of the Night contender, however, Will Ospreay came out on top. Seth has never been on the perfect wavelength with the other Shield members, most notably, an argument with Dean Ambrose in their World Tag League run stripped them of their synergy, ultimately costing them the tournament.
Seth has had the best singles matches out of all the Shield members, something he says he wasn’t credited for, at all. When Roman betrayed Seth, it left him scarred, broken. When he saw Roman Reigns win the AEW World Championship, Seth had his work set out for him. He came back with a vengeance, he faced Roman Reigns at Fyter Fest, coming short only by a small margin, a devastating defeat for the Architect.
His journey wouldn’t stop there, however, he would keep scratching and clawing for the championship, becoming obsessed with the belt, injuring Reigns, breaking up his friendship with Ambrose. When he finally got his shot, thanks to the creator of the Shield, Kenny Omega, doing what he thinks is right, Rollins has believed since that the stars are aligned for him to win the AEW World Championship.
He has watched Ambrose and Reigns inside and out, he knows their every trick. At All Out, Seth is out for triumph, looking to break the curse of losing in big matches. He doesn’t want to let Omega down. He doesn’t want to let the fans down. He doesn’t want to let AEW down, by letting the Lone Wolf walk out of All Out still the AEW Champion.
Seth Rollins finally has a chance to break the chain.

The Lunatic
“You’re gonna have to put a bullet through my head if you want to keep me down on Saturday!”
Charismatic. Daring. Assertive. Just a few times to describe the ‘Wild Card’ of the Shield, Dean Ambrose. A man who converts pain into determination, Ambrose was seen as a de-facto leader of the group upon their formation, making decisions on their behalf and speaking. An inconsistent G1 Cimax run saw Ambrose go to CZW, his home ground, to reassure himself and to go back to familiar territory. In his first match back, he won the CZW World Championship and held it all the way until December, where he lost it to Sami Callihan.
He rejoined Rollins and Reigns at AEW: Revolution, and he believes he was the worst affected by the Reigns betrayal. Mentally, it made him not want to leave bed in the morning, physically, he could barely walk if he was able to get out of bed in the first place. When he saw Reigns win the AEW World Championship, while he was sat in his bed fending off rehab, it fuelled Ambrose.
It gave him a reason to fight, and when Dean Ambrose has a reason to fight, chances are, he’s going to throw fists and stand his ground until he’s out cold. Ambrose has been on a revenge trip, picking up what he describes as a ‘career defining win’ against Seth Rollins at Fight for the Fallen. He has always been the best the Shield has to offer, at least that’s what he claims, which is why he was the leader. Reigns and Rollins could never live up to his standard, so that’s why they fell out.
At All Out, Dean Ambrose is going to complete his path of revenge, and win the AEW World Championship. This is not about proving dominant. This is not about fulfilling a destiny. It’s about fighting for what he believes in, and he believes that Rollins and Reigns have become so hell-bent on the AEW World Championship, it has turned them into people they’re not.
Dean Ambrose will fight forever if he has to.

All Elite Wrestling: All Out – 27th August 2022
AEW’s signature show, presented in front of a red-hot, always enthusiastic Chicago crowd. Sears Center is sold-out tonight, the stage is set for what could be AEW’s most stacked card to date, the audience is welcomed to AEW: All Out!
An amazing night of wrestling ensues, with constant reference throughout to the main event of the night for the AEW World Championship. We get through the 7 prior matches as we then reach the highly anticipated main event, everybody knows about the wars, the battles, the desire, it all culminates now, and the arena is BUZZING.
A promo package is shown, highlighting the Shield’s growth, dominance and downfall throughout these past two years. It shows the betrayal, Roman winning the AEW World Championship, the returns, the build, the interviews. After the promo package ends, there is a wideshot of the crowd, before the attention turns to the stage.

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“REDESIGN, REBUILD, RECLAIM!” The fans are torn tonight, some are rooting for the Architect, others still haven’t forgiven him for his questionable actions in the past weeks just to get into this match. Rollins look up for it, he truly believes that tonight is his night, his moment. Seth makes an intense entrance, embracing the crowd and maintaining focus.
The Lunatic is here! The camera goes to the entrance of the arena, where DEAN AMBROSE appears out of the Chicago streets, into the arena, the fans are fully behind Ambrose, as he appears into a sea of AEW fans, walking down the steps. There are no theatrics to his entrance, just him walking through the crowd, he hops on top of the barricade and stretches his arms out to a chorus of cheers.
The same man that created the theme song for AEW competitor Shawn Spears makes a live appearance tonight, Josiah Williams plays out the AEW World Champion, the Lone Wolf, ROMAN REIGNS! Reigns poses on top of the ramp, pyro going off, as he marches down to the ring, not many of this Chicago crowd are behind him tonight, but that’s part of what goes into the name ‘The Lone Wolf.’
Reigns poses in the middle of the ring, Ambrose hopping back and forth, motivated, Rollins stretching in the corner. This is the culmination. This is what everyone has been waiting for. This is intensity. This is atmosphere. This is the climax. This is wrestling!

Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose vs Roman Reigns © for the AEW World Championship
When the bell rings, the fans have not settled into their seats, they are on their feet, chanting for whoever they are behind tonight! Rollins, Reigns and Ambrose move one step closer to each other, surveying their opponents, before REIGNS HITS ROLLINS WITH A SUDDEN SUPERMAN PUNCH! Rollins slides to the outside of the ring, Ambrose is shocked, as Reigns urges Ambrose to go one-on-one.
They do so, entering a collar and elbow tie up, Reigns takes the upper hand early, he is used to this big match environment, he’s composed, in his element. Ambrose uses the rally of the crowd to get to his feet, irish whip, arm drag by Ambrose, he goes for another, but Reigns holds on, he goes for a hip toss, but Ambrose rolls through fluidly, Reigns then walks into an enziguri from Rollins, who is on the apron, sunset flip, he goes for the cover, 1…2.. Ambrose breaks it up!
Ambrose and Rollins then have a duel, they know each other in and out, no man is able to take the upper hand until Rollins breaks into a spree of momentum, he throws Ambrose to the outside of the ring where Reigns is, SUICIDE DIVE TO BOTH MEN! Rollins gets Reigns back inside the ring, Rollins goes for the Springboard Knee, but he drops down back onto the apron before he can commit, Reigns going for the Superman Punch but being completely and psychologically outsmarted by Rollins, who gets back into the ring and continues the beatdown on Reigns.
Rollins goes to the top rope, supposedly going for the Phoenix Splash, but Ambrose stops him, the two fight on the top rope, Ambrose goes for a superplex but Rollins stays put, Reigns comes over, powerbombs Ambrose, TOWER OF DOOM! Reigns takes the action to the outside of the ring, where he drives Ambrose into the apron, Seth then balances on the barricade, JUMPING LEAPING CLOTHESLINE TO AMBROSE! Reigns tries to drive him into the ring post, but Rollins stops it, he kicks Reigns in the midsection, Rollins goes up to the apron, HE LEAPS OFF, TILT A WHIRL DDT ONTO REIGNS FROM THE OUTSIDE! Rollins gets the crowd going, he leaps off the steel chairs, but REIGNS CATCHES HIM, BELLY TO BELLY ONTO THE OUTSIDE!
Back inside the ring, Reigns goes for a Sit Out Powerbomb on Rollins, who regains his senses last second, he reverses it into a hurricanrana, Ambrose leapfrogs over Reigns, who goes crashing into the middle turnbuckle, as Ambrose then goes for a Dirty Deeds on Rollins, who gets out of it, he connects a step up enziguri on Ambrose, sending him into the ropes, REIGNS COMES BACK WITH A SUPRMAN PUNCH ON ROLLINS, AMBROSE’S PENDULUM LARIAT CONNECTS WITH REIGNS, EVERYONE IS DOWN!
An absolute war of attrition so far, both men stagger to their feet and enter a three way striking exchange, Reigns, the powerhouse by nature, comes out on top, he delivers repeated Superman Punches to Ambrose, but he just won’t stay down! The fans reach a fever pitch, as Reigns goes to rebound off the ropes for more momentum, BUT ROLLINS HITS REIGNS WITH A RUNNING KNEE STRIKE!
Ambrose goes for the Dirty Deeds on Rollins, he connects it, 1…2… ROLLINS KICKS OUT OF THE DIRTY DEEDS! AMBROSE HAD THE VICOTRY IN GRASP THERE! Rollins rolls to the outside for a breather, as Reigns comes back into the fray, he locks in the Sleeper Hold on Ambrose! The same submission that made Reigns AEW World Champion, Reigns has victory so close here! Ambrose has his hand raised once, it falls to the canvas. Twice, to the canvas again. Ambrose is beginning to fade! The referee does it one more time, AMBROSE PUTS THE MIDDLE FINGER UP TO THE REFEREE!
Ambrose rolls over Reigns, pinning his shoulders down, 1…2… Roman kicks out just in time, both men get to their feet, SPEAR! REIGNS HAS HIT THE SPEAR ON AMBROSE, 1…2… ROLLINS BREAKS IT UP WITH A PHOENIX SPLASH! The fans can barely keep up with this amazing triple threat match, these three are putting everything into this AEW World Champion main event! Rollins goes for a Skywalker on Reigns, who pushes Rollins into the ropes, Reigns goes for a Superman Punch on Rollins, who ducks it and rebounds off the ropes again, he goes for a Curb Stomp on Reigns, who catches Rollins mid-air with a Sit Out Powerbomb! Reigns goes into the corner, ‘OOOOOOAAHHHH’ he exclaims, he begins to charge towards Rollins, going for the Spear, but AMBROSE LUNGES IN ON REIGNS ON THE LAST SECOND, HE BEGINS TO LAY INTO HIM, ENACTING REVENGE! Reigns slides to the outside of the ring, Ambrose rebounds off the ropes, Rollins goes for a lariat, Ambrose dodges and flings himself to the outside, going after Reigns!
Ambrose gets back inside the ring, BUT HE IS MET WITH AN IMMEDIATE GOD’S LAST GIFT FROM ROLLINS, HE IS PULLING OUT ALL OF THE STOPS! 1…2… AMBROSE KICKS OUT OF THE GOD’S LAST GIFT! Rollins does not know what he has to do to put away Ambrose, so he goes to the outside, he picks up a STEEL CHAIR! The same object that injured Reigns, he now wants to use on Ambrose, the obsession has gone too far!
Rollins slides in the ring, a sadistic expression with the chair in his hand, Ambrose barely has any sense right now, he has a bloodied forehead! Rollins contemplates as he looks into the eyes of his Shield brother, he becomes conflicted, and he throws away the chair! But he was wasting too much time contemplating, he walks right into a Dirty Deeds from Ambrose! 1…2.. REIGNS BREAKS UP THE PIN!
Dean and Roman enter a striking exchange, Roman headbutts Ambrose continuously, Dean falls into the ropes, perhaps going for the Pendulum Lariat, but Roman connects a SPEAR! COVER, 1…2… ROLLINS CURB STOMPS REIGNS, HE THROWS AMBROSE OUT OF THE RING, HE WAITS FOR REIGNS TO GET ON HIS KNEES, SETH CONNECTS A CURB STOMP ON REIGNS! HE POUNCES ON HIM FOR THE COVER, 1…2…3!
Seth Rollins def. Roman Reigns © vs Dean Ambrose (28 minutes)
HE HAS DONE IT! THE SEARS CENTER ERUPT AS THE BELL RINGS! “Ladies and gentlemen, your winner of this match, and NEWWWWW All Elite Wrestling World Champion, Seth Rollins!” Seth has done it! Despite being battered, he is able to muster enough adrenaline to get to his feet and lean against the ropes, glancing at the crowd, who Seth has been able to win over across the course of this match!
Seth turns around, and he sees the AEW World Championship presented to him, as he breaks into near tears. It was a long journey, a journey that nearly turned him insane, and he nearly resorted back to it at one point in the match, but he redeemed himself, and he is the new AEW World Champion!
He celebrates with the belt as tickertape falls from the rafters, pyro goes off from the ramp. This is finally his moment. He has dethroned the Lone Wolf. For Seth, he had to lose everything to win this championship. His brothers, his own faction. His relationship with Kenny Omega. It may be worth it, however, as Seth Rollins has his career defining moment.
All Out ends with Seth Rollins’ hand raised.

Epilogue
Seth Rollins would go on to have a lengthy reign with AEW World Championship, as Roman Reigns would go on to become more of an anti-hero, and Dean Ambrose would spend more time in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Rollins’ first AEW World Championship reign would come in the form of Kenny Omega, Omega comparing Rollins to himself in his early days and claiming that Rollins needs to ‘repay the favour.’
The Shield triple threat goes down as one of the best matches of the year, and their dominance/feud is regarded as one of the best long term angles in wrestling. Their great matches are remembered, their chemistry is never matched and while they all go on their own paths, they still keep that bond that holds them together, eventually reuniting two years after All Out.
The Shield had cemented themselves as the greatest faction of the modern era. And Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose became some of the most decorated competitors in the modern era. The Hounds of Justice had left their influence over the industry forever.
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2020.08.28 18:43 stoofhan Dreaming about people from my past

For the last week or so, people from my past have been coming up in my dreams. The first night I was getting a tattoo and Adam Brody was with me (I don’t actually know him but I used to love The OC in high school) and the following day I read an article that featured two other actors from The OC.
the second dream I was at a party at my ex bfs house with old friends and new friends. Don’t know if this is relevant but I thought he was the one when we were dating.
The next dream I was with people from my hometown who I used to occasionally go out and party with. In the dream, I woke up next to someone who I have never had any sort of sexual interest in with no recollection of how we got there.
Last night, I dreamt of someone who I had a very short fling with that one of my friends dated for 3 years after the fact.
In all of these dreams, it seemed like we were interested in each other in some way or another.
I currently have a SO who I love. I don’t usually remember my dreams but these ones I wake up and remember almost immediately. Is someone trying to tell me something??
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2020.08.23 04:26 ImThatWrestlingGuy FBE BTE II: Book Kota Ibushi in AEW Part 2: GOLDEN

AEW Dynamite
After beating Cody Rhodes at All Out in an absolute clinic of a wrestling match, Kota Ibushi opened Dynamite the next Wednesday, the audience genuinely cheering him from his performance on Saturday. Kota, mic in hand and belt over his shoulder, entered the ring and announce that, just like Cody before him, he would hold an Open Challenge for his TNT Championship, with 20-Minute Time Limits. The crowd popped for this, knowing that now they would get an Ibushi match every single week until he lost, and Kota fulfilled his promise, holding the challenge for right now! Ibushi waited until someone from the back answered, and out came Joey Janela, the crazy and wild fan favourite rushing to the ring, seeking revenge from Fyter Fest. Ibushi prepared himself for what was sure to be a high-octane match, the ref raising the title and the bell ringing.

Kota Ibushi (c) vs Joey Janela
AEW TNT Championship
20-Minute Time Limit
Despite the new respect shown by the fans toward Ibushi, Kota reminded everyone that he still is one of the top heels in the company, brutally beating down Joey with strikes and relentless Suplexes. He utilised the Kamigoye more often in this bout, but Janela was unlike anyone Kota had faced before, the spontaneous adrenaline junkie a great contrast to Kota’s new methodically venomous style. Ibushi was hit with his own Golden Hollow before an Elbow Drop drilled Kota’s chest into the canvas, Joey getting a very close pinfall, however, he fell victim to an out of nowhere Superkick and Bloody Sunday combo, an Infinity Bomb planting Janela down for the W, successful in his first week of the Open Challenge.
Kota Ibushi (c) defeated Joey Janela to retain the AEW TNT Championship (15:45)

***

The following week saw Kota hold the challenge again, but this time it was answered by Jurassic Express’ Jungle Boy, accompanied by Marko Stunt and Luchasaurus. Kota was 1 – 0 against Jurassic Express, having beaten Marko Stunt earlier in the year, and this time, he went up against the slightly more successful Jungle Boy, yet since then Ibushi had gone on a rampage and was one of AEW’s biggest stars. The commentators hyped this up as one of AEW’s most pure babyfaces taking on a ruthless murderer of a champion, the TNT Title on the line in Dynamite’s main event.

Kota Ibushi (c) vs Jungle Boy
AEW TNT Championship
20-Minute Time Limit
This was another great defence for Kota, Ibushi getting to show off more of his athletic ability compared to his newfound vicious strong style, and Jungle Boy was the perfect opponent for this, his agility matching Ibushi’s in a beautiful Cruiserweight-like bout. This didn’t mean Kota wasn’t the ferocious villain he was before, taking out Marko Stunt at one point with a nasty Superkick, but as he returned to the ring, he was hit with a Slingshot Cutter, Jungle Boy nailing an oblivious Ibushi with them move for a very near fall. However, a second time wouldn’t be the charm, Jungle Boy flipping over the top rope only to be caught by Kota in an Inverted DDT position, Ibushi hitting the challenger with a Cross Rhodes! Using The American Nightmare’s finisher, the faintest grin could be seen on Ibushi’s face, Kota hitting Jungle Boy with a wicked Kamigoye for the win.
Kota Ibushi (c) defeated Jungle Boy to retain the AEW TNT Championship (14:25)
Ibushi was handed his TNT Title and his arm was raised, that slight smile from behind fading as he looked down at Jungle Boy on the floor, and he immediately dropped his belt as he continued the assault on Jungle Boy, hitting him boots to the face, an elbow to the side of the skull knocking him out cold, but Kota was taken out by Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy’s stablemate tackling Ibushi down and hitting him with punches and a Big Boot of his own, Ibushi rolling to the outside to avoid any more damage, quickly grabbing his belt in his retreat, Stunt and Luchasaurus checking on Jungle Boy in the ring. It was made official that next week, Luchasaurus would challenge Kota for the TNT Title in the main event.

***

Kota Ibushi (c) vs Luchasaurus
AEW TNT Championship
20-Minute Time Limit
By far Kota’s largest contender to his title, Ibushi took on the massive Luchasaurus in a great new take on the classic David/Goliath story. The roles were reversed, the smaller heel facing the bigger face, and at points in the bout it genuinely seemed like Luchasaurus could win, however, Ibushi managed to stay alive, landing an amazing Diving Double Foot Stomp to the neck of a standing Luchasaurus for a very near fall of his own! But after kicking out of a massive Chokeslam, Kota found himself brawling with the challenger on the top turnbuckle, Ibushi precariously positioned with his back facing the apron, Luchasaurus setting up for a Chokeslam onto the edge of the ring, but Ibushi fought back, managing to hit him with a wicked Frankensteiner onto the apron! The crowd popped for this insane spot as Luchasaurus bumped hard, and Ibushi made the ref’s count-out at 5, Luchasaurus still not up to his feet at 10, leaving Kota to remain champion, beating the third member of Jurassic Express.
Kota Ibushi (c) defeated Luchasaurus to retain the AEW TNT Championship (16:30)

***

Another week, another fantastic main event set for Dynamite, but who would answer the challenge? This time it was none other than AR Fox, the indie legend himself, and he sprinted down to the ring to face off with Kota, Ibushi smiling a bit as he stared down his new challenger; impressed?

Kota Ibushi (c) vs AR Fox
AEW TNT Championship
20-Minute Time Limit
A new face to All Elite Wrestling, AR Fox impressed the crowd with his charisma and athletic ability, soaring through the skies to take down Ibushi as well as running along the canvas and going toe to toe with Kota’s striking sequences. He flipped backwards over a Golden Hollow and into a roll up for a very near fall, and even countered an Infinity Bomb into a Sunset Flip Powerbomb! However, his AEW debut didn’t end happily, as he was nailed with a Kamigoye mid-air, going limp as the knee connected, and his lifeless carcass was hit with a Phoenix Splash, Ibushi getting the win once again.
Kota Ibushi (c) defeated AR Fox to retain the TNT Championship (18:40)

***

The Regicidal Ace had beaten Dustin Rhodes, Matt Cardona, Cody Rhodes, Joey Janela, Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus, and AR Fox whilst he was AEW TNT Champion, and this week, his challenge was answered by Darby Allin, someone Ibushi has some history with here in AEW.

Kota Ibushi (c) vs Darby Allin
AEW TNT Championship
20-Minute Time Limit
These two had crossed paths many times before: Kota’s Dynamite debut was against Darby, and at Fyter Fest Ibushi cost Allin the match, but they collided here now, this time with the TNT Title on the line. This was another great encounter between the pair, their in-ring chemistry undeniable as they seamlessly traded reversals and counters in the first few moments, before transitioning to some thrilling spots like a Spike Piledriver on the apron to Kota, and a Kamigoye into the ring post, but neither man could take out the other, the crowd chanting “This is Awesome” as they continued to batter one another in a Dynamite main event. But eventually, after countless near falls, an Avalanche Spanish Fly left both men down and out, the 20-Minutes coming to close as neither man was announced the victor.
Kota Ibushi (c) and Darby Allin battled to a Time Limit Draw (20:00)
Both men were devastated, but they had put on a fantastic bout for the crowd, and the audience loved them because of it.

***

On AEW’s social media platforms, a vignette played, displaying Darby Allin demanding he is given another TNT Title shot after he took the champion to the limit the previous week, cutting a fiery babyface promo on the champion, talking about how Kota thrives off of weak drones who don’t fight back, and unfortunately for Ibushi that’s not Allin. Darby ended the promo by telling Kota he’ll take his belt from him, and AEW announced the match for Full Gear, Ibushi vs Allin for the TNT Title!

Full Gear 2020
Kota Ibushi (c) vs Darby Allin
AEW TNT Championship
Just the latest instalment in this amazing set of matches, Allin and Ibushi had their best bout to date, the stakes of the title and the lack of a time limit meaning both men could pull out all the stops to get the win, and then did, Allin hitting a Coffin Drop to Kota on the apron, and Ibushi nailing Darby with an Infinity Bomb onto the barricade! Darby refused to show any signs of desperation, but as the match progressed, and Ibushi became more and more confident, Allin slacked, and the Kota of old, the Kota who took advantage of his opponent’s vulnerability, was able to counter a Coffin Drop with a vicious Kamigoye to the back of the head, Allin going unconscious on impact, and Ibushi put him away with a Phoenix Splash, Kota still managing to beat Allin.
Kota Ibushi (c) defeated Darby Allin to retain the AEW TNT Championship (22:10)
As Kota celebrated, he noticed Darby slowly coming to his senses in the corner, and he walked over to his former opponent, helping him up to his feet and shaking his hand in a sign of respect. The crowd applauded the seemingly out-of-character move from Kota, but as soon as he let go of Allin’s wrist he nailed him with a Lariat, a Kamigoye to the skull reminding the crowd that Kota is still vicious as ever. He left up the ramp to a chorus of boos, the TNT Title still over his shoulder.

***

AEW Dynamite
As announced via AEW’s Twitter, one year on from Kota’s debut in the company, Ibushi would defend his TNT Championship against 5 other men at Revolution, and his title would be suspended high up in the air, the winner having to climb a ladder to retrieve the belt. The participants were announced one by one, the first being Ibushi of course, but alongside him was Matt Hardy, The Broken Hardy announced as the second. Later on, in the night, two more competitors were revealed: Dark Order leader Brodie Lee and ‘Daredevil’ Darby Allin, the latter still wanting revenge from Kota’s disrespectful post-match assault on him at Full Gear. And finally, the final two were announced as: the newly heel Jon Moxley, and ‘Hangman’ Adam Page, and it was revealed that next week, we would see a 3 on 3 Tag Match, pitting Darby, Adam, and Matt against Kota, Brodie, and Jon in Dynamite’s main event.

***

Darby Allin, Adam Page, and Matt Hardy vs Kota Ibushi, Brodie Lee, and Jon Moxley
3 on 3 Tag Team Match
All 6 participants in the Ladder Match at Revolution shared one ring here, the 3 babyfaces taking on the 3 heels, with Page starting the match off for his team, against Kota Ibushi. Ibushi and Page went to war at Double Or Nothing 2020, Kota’s win coming with Page’s departure from The Elite, and ever since then, Adam had lost his footing in AEW, his disassociation with Cody and The Bucks leaving him to carve a way for himself. He failed to beat PAC for the AEW Title, he failed to beat Lance Archer at Full Gear, but would he fail to win the TNT Title? This downward spiral was all because of Kota, and Page ran wild on Ibushi, the TNT Champion retreating to his corner to tag in Mox. After losing the AEW Champion at All Out, Moxley viciously attacked Cody Rhodes, blaming him and the rest of management for his failure, and he defeated Rhodes at Full Gear, walking into this match a clear favourite. This was the heel Mox we’ve seen in NJPW, and he did not hold back against Adam, however, Page and Jon collided in a flurry of action, Moxley countering a Buckshot Lariat with a Lariat of his own to take them both down. Adam tagged in Hardy, and Mox tagged in Lee. The Lee-der (😉) of The Dark Order had been on a pretty successful run in 2020, winning the Tag Titles on behalf of The Dark Order with fellow member Lance Archer, as well as going undefeated following Fyter Fest. However, at Full Gear he was beaten by AEW’s newest signee: Miro, and he saw this as an opportunity to redeem himself and bring some gold back to The Dark Order. Matt Hardy hadn’t fully embraced his Broken gimmick yet, switching between characters throughout the year, and going into this bout he was his normal uncrazy self, wanting to focus on the goal at hand, determined to succeed without relying on his Broken character. Matt was able to duck a Big Boot from Brodie, hitting him with a Side Effect for a 2-count, and Lee tagged in Kota. Throughout this match all 6 participants would get to advertise themselves as favourites for the Ladder Match, wanting to impress the crowd as they did battle. This was a fast-paced entertaining bout, filled with high-drama and it set up many storylines going into Revolution, like Brodie vs Page, and notably Ibushi vs Hardy, which saw the two illegal men brawl all the way up to the announcer’s table where Matt sent the champ through the desk with a Twist of Fate! This left an isolated Brodie Lee in the ring to be hit with a Paradigm Shift from his defecting tag partner Moxley, a Coffin Drop from Allin, and he was finished off with a Buckshot Lariat from Page, Adam pinning him to stand tall with Darby.
Darby Allin, Adam Page, and Matt Hardy defeated Kota Ibushi, Brodie Lee, and Jon Moxley (21:05)
After this encounter with Hardy, Kota Ibushi demanded backstage that he face Matt next week, and Hardy responded by saying he’ll fight Ibushi but only if it’s for the TNT Title. The matchup was made official for next week’s Dynamite, and that was set to main event the show, Kota’s name synonymous now with the top spot of the card.

***

Kota Ibushi (c) vs Matt Hardy
AEW TNT Championship
Weirdly, Ibushi was all smiles in his entrance, grinning as he even shook hands with Matt pre-match, Hardy oblivious as to what was to come, because as soon as the bell rang, Kota sprinted towards Hardy in the corner, delivering a vicious Kamigoye and busting Matt open on the bridge of his nose, Ibushi beating him down with boots in the corner. The ref pulled him off Hardy, and Kota’s face was the same emotionless canvas it was when he betrayed Kenny Omega, when he forced Page to leave The Elite, and when he beat the living shit out of Dustin Rhodes. This was the brutal Kota that had disappeared after All Out without explanation, but Ibushi realised that he had to become the man that made him successful, and he proceeded with the assault, blatantly stomping on the open wound of Matt, Hardy crying out in agony as blood poured over his crimson face. Kota set him up for an Infinity Bomb, Matt unable to fight back at all, and Kota hit him with one last Kamigoye for the win, the crowd silent and in shock, as Kota was handed his title, the ref not even raising Ibushi’s arm as he rushed to tend to Matt now on the outside. Kota had reminded the other 4 participants that he was ready to fuck them all up, and he left with his back turned to the crowd, the bloody mat, and the bloody Matt.
Kota Ibushi (c) defeated Matt Hardy to retain the AEW TNT Championship (4:30)

***

With Matt Hardy revealed to have suffered a broken nose, AEW announced his replacement for Revolution: Freshly Squeezed Orange Cassidy, and he was put in one of two Triple Threats made for the go-home show of Dynamite. Cassidy would take on Adam Page and Brodie Lee in one, and Darby Allin would face Jon Moxley and Kota Ibushi in the other.

Jon Moxley vs Darby Allin vs Kota Ibushi
Triple Threat
This was an exciting match to build towards the Revolution Ladder bout, and the crowd loved every second of it, the high-octane action and amazing spots providing a great product for Dynamite. Kota and Darby faced off here again, this just their 7th in-ring encounter, and for the first time we got to see the brutal Kota vs the brutal Moxley, a single’s bout with enough stature to main event All Out. At first, Mox and Ibushi teamed up to take down Darby, their previous teamwork in the 3 on 3 Tag Match earlier on in the build notable, but eventually they battled it out, Kota’s new rejuvenated and murderous attitude colliding well with Jon’s spontaneous and viciously wild behaviours. This allowed Darby to go under the radar at times, the underdog to win the bout, and after Kota hit Moxley with a match-ending Golden Hollow, Darby hit him with a Coffin Drop out of nowhere as Kota pinned Mox, allowing Darby to lock in the Last Supper pin on Jon for the W! He quickly celebrated before dashing through the crowd to avoid an enraged Ibushi, and Kota turned around right into a Paradigm Shift from Moxley, Jon raising the TNT Title to stand tall.
Darby Allin defeated Jon Moxley and Kota Ibushi (21:25)

***

Revolution 2021
Kota Ibushi (c) vs Adam Page vs Jon Moxley vs Brodie Lee vs Darby Allin vs Orange Cassidy
AEW TNT Championship
6-Man Ladder Match
What could have gone terribly wrong was extremely well received, the insane 6-Man Ladder stipulation keeping the fans on the edge of their seats as the watched ladders and bodies be broken. Some highlights were:
· Moxley hit Cassidy with a Paradigm Shit off the apron through a ladder!
· Page sent Kota through the announcer’s table with a Rite of Passage off of a ladder!
· Brodie Lee Chokeslammed Allin off the top rope onto a ladder!
· Ibushi nailed Mox with a Phoenix Splash from a ladder!
· Orange Cassidy used a ladder to take out everyone, swinging it around his neck to knock over anyone in sight!
· From a ladder, Darby hit a Coffin Drop onto both Page and Brodie below him!
And after that insane Coffin Drop, Darby looked around him following his quick recovery, finding himself surrounded by no one else as everyone had been taken out, and he set up a ladder in the ring, his eyes on the prize dangling above. Darby was in immense pain, having easily gone through the worst in this bout, and he clutched at his back as he climbed the first of many rungs. The crowd were behind him as he made his slow ascension, and out of the corner of the camera’s peripherals, you could see the champion at ringside stirring, realising what was happening in the ring. Kota slid into the ring, exhausted after having gone through hell to prevent anyone from getting their hands on his title, and he sure as hell wouldn’t let Darby Allin win. He slowly chased after Allin on the other side of the ladder, meeting him at the top, the pair trading shots as the audience were going wild for this epic showdown. However, one punch hit Darby right on the side of the skull, Allin nearly falling off but staying on, and Kota saw his opportunity, bashing Darby’s skull on the ladder, Allin falling down a few rungs. Kota was about to retain, until… WHAT THE HELL? A masked figure ran into the ring from the crowd, wielding a steel chair, and he threw the foreign weapon at the back of Ibushi, Kota reacting to the shot immediately, dropping down, however, he was joined on the ladder by the attacker, and they set up Kota for an Electric Chair, planting Ibushi down on his neck off the ladder! The crowd knew that move was familiar, and the realisation of who this was set in. A ghost of Ibushi’s past; they revealed themselves to be…

KENNY OMEGA!

The crowd popped huge for Omega’s return; on the same show Ibushi betrayed and injured him Kenny came back to cost Kota the match and his title, and the audience directed their attention to Darby Allin on the ladder once again, claiming the TNT Championship and finally getting one over Kota! Omega left Ibushi writhing in pain in the ring, defeated, the crowd wild for this amazing finish.

Darby Allin defeated Kota Ibushi (c), Adam Page, Jon Moxley, Brodie Lee, and Orange Cassidy to win the AEW TNT Championship (33:00)

Kenny Omega had returned, and he wanted vengeance.
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2020.08.22 06:53 ImThatWrestlingGuy FBE BTE II: Book Kota Ibushi in AEW Part 1: PURGE

Note: COVID doesn’t happen cause that shit nasty.

AEW Dynamite
AEW Tag Team Champions Kenny Omega and ‘Hangman’ Adam Page were set to face The Young Bucks at AEW Revolution, but just a week before the PPV, The Inner Circle’s Proud N’ Powerful ambushed Adam backstage ahead of their match later that night, Page suffering a concussion after a Spike Piledriver through a table onto exposed concrete! AEW officials and referees rushed to the scene to stop the pair from doing any more harm, a distressed Kenny Omega going after Santana and Ortiz only to be stopped by refs. Kenny checked on Page, helping him to the medical room where the cameras cut, and later in the night it’s revealed that Page can’t compete tonight, in their scheduled match against Proud N’ Powerful, or in a weeks’ time on Saturday vs The Young Bucks, the Hangman reluctantly having to pull out of both. The Proud N’ Powerful match would be scrapped, but Revolution’s Tag Title bout would stay on; Omega would have to either find a new partner or face Matt and Nick alone. The following episode, we’d see Kenny look around backstage for a replacement, but eventually, he’d run into Adam Page; the Hangman had been searching for Kenny too, and he informed Omega that he should be all good to go. Page was evidently not alright due to his concussion, but a desperate Kenny was ecstatic that he could finally go in 2 on 2, the doctors and medical team frantically trying to stop Page from entering the match. However, Page assured Tony Khan he wouldn’t do anything drastic, and Tony knew that Page’s health and safety could only be controlled by the Hangman himself. The Young Bucks acted sympathetically, but they knew that this would be an easy win for them if Page continued.


Revolution 2020
Kenny Omega and Adam Page (c) vs The Young Bucks
AEW Tag Team Championship
Matt and Nick were out first, visibly confident as they made their way to the ring, and the audience was intrigued to see whether Adam Page would actually turn up, or if Omega would have to face them by himself. Their theme hit, and out walked Omega, championship over his shoulder but no matching title in sight. Omega waited a bit, taunting The Young Bucks, and the crowd readied themselves for Omega vs The Bucks due to Page’s absence, however, the theme music of the Hangman played, and the audience popped for the tune, but it wouldn’t be Adam Page walking out, no, instead it was Omega’s long-lost lover…

KOTA IBUSHI!


Wrestle Kingdom 14
The stakes of Wrestle Kingdom’s Double Gold Dash had been raised: whoever lost both of their respective matches at the PPV would be fired from NJPW, and after suffering defeat to Kazuchika Okada on Night One, Jay White put away Kota Ibushi on Night Two, avenging the Bullet Club’s leader loss in the G1 Climax Finals and forcing Kota to leave the company he had once called his only home. Ibushi was a free agent, and rumours speculated about him joining various promotions around the world; potentially he could return to NXT, he could go join the international independent circuits, or he could sign with All Elite Wrestling, and fill the empty slot of Hangman Page in the AEW Tag Title Match…


Revolution 2020
Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi (c) vs The Young Bucks
AEW Tag Team Championship
The crowd were in shock, the ref was in shock, The Young Bucks were in shock, but Omega and Ibushi were all smiles as the bell rang, the legal man Kenny going up against an in-awe Nick, both Jackson’s refusing to believe what they were seeing. Kenny and Nick had some great back and forth action to start off, both of their equal agility creating some great counters, but a nasty Kotaru Krusher allowed Kenny to get the upper hand. But a quick Superkick out of nowhere would bring Omega down, and both men crawled to their corners for the hot tag, a wild Kota Ibushi going head to head with Matt. This was the first time AEW had seen Ibushi, and he had some fantastic sequences with Jackson, nailing him with a Kamigoye for a near fall, and after this, it would only get better, with amazing reversals and high-drama spots keeping the crowd engaged the entire time. This wouldn’t meet the star level of their first encounter however, their NJPW Strong Style Evolved match in 2018 is regarded as one of the best tag bouts ever, yet they still delivered and put on an undisputed Match of the Night, the appearance of Kota and the reunion of The Golden Lovers making this showdown even better than expected of the original Page/Omega vs The Bucks. The Young Bucks and Omega had some great storytelling too, Kenny visibly not doing as much damage as he could but Matt and Nick were relentless on Omega, fuelling Ibushi’s fire even more, and a Golden Trigger to Nick following a Phoenix Splash to Matt ended the intense bout, The Golden Lovers successful in their first match as a team once again.
The Golden Lovers (c) defeated The Young Bucks to retain the AEW Tag Team Championship (30:00)
Nowhere near as emotional as their first instalment, but nonetheless an astounding bout, and a dejected Young Bucks made their way to the back as Kota and Kenny embraced and celebrated in the ring. Omega is clearly limping, a missed V-Trigger on the apron into the ring post injuring the right joint, and Ibushi supported him with Kenny’s arm around his shoulder. But as they stood on the turnbuckles, the crowd cheering for them, Ibushi wasn’t smiling. No, he was only looking at Omega receiving the love from the fans, and Kota jumped down from the corner. Resting the tag title down on the ground… before running over to his partner and picking him up for a Powerbomb! Ibushi nailed his partner with an Elevated Powerbomb, Kenny’s face in complete agony and confusion, the audience still trying to realise what had happened, and a cold faced Kota stood over Kenny. Ibushi dragged Omega over to the ropes, exposing his right knee by removing the kneepad, and Kota scaled the top turnbuckle, jumping off and hitting a vicious Phoenix Splash onto the leg, a loud pop being heard from inside the ring! Omega cried out in pain, clutching at his knee as medical officials ran down, security pushing Kota away from Omega, and a silent Ibushi calmly walked backstage, leaving his Golden Lover to be tended to in the ring.

***

AEW Dynamite
Kota Ibushi’s debut, Golden Lovers reunion, win over The Young Bucks, and betrayal of Kenny Omega afterwards sent shockwaves through the wrestling world, as in the span of one night, AEW received possibly it’s biggest signee to date, a potential Match of the Year was put on, and Omega was taken out with injury by someone he considered his best friend. AEW announced on their Twitter that the newly dubbed ‘Regicidal Ace’ Kota Ibushi would open the show. With new heavy metal entrance music and gold and black Tron palette, The Golden Star walked out to thunderous boos from the crowd, their hatred for the new roster member loud and clear. Kota showed no sign of emotion, and he was followed by a distinctly frightened Japanese translator, the short AEW official hurrying down to the ring ahead of Kota as to avoid the fans. Ibushi, mic in hand, calmly entered the ropes and took a moment to let the audience stop their chants of hate. The crowd were livid from Revolution, and Ibushi knew what he had done, and he knew this would be their reaction. Their beloved Kenny Omega was gone, and his place stood Kota Ibushi, here in AEW. Ibushi cut a promo in Japanese, talking about how after Adam Page got injured, Omega contacted him, telling Kota that he doubted Adam’s chances of surviving the bout, and he needed a tag partner. Kenny was desperate, helpless and vulnerable, and Kota knew this would be his chance to get revenge on Omega leaving him and NJPW for AEW. Back in 2018, Omega and his Elite buddies planned to ditch NJPW, the company that had ascended them to the position they’re at today, to start their own rival brand All Elite Wrestling. While they will never call it the opposition, NJPW lost some of the top guys, and The Elite used the NJPW audience they had gained to leech off of NJPW’s success and advertise their new shiny promotion. Omega left Ibushi, and Kota had never spoken a word on it since. Ibushi was waiting for the moment, and that moment came when Kenny offered Ibushi the spot in the match, so he fought The Bucks and won, before striking and injuring him. Kenny betrayed Kota, so Kota betrayed Kenny. The translator cut this promo decently, scared that Kota wouldn’t feel he was good enough, and Ibushi expressed his actions by simply Superkicking him. Ibushi didn’t stop there, saying in Japanese that now that he’s here, he was ready to dominate this promotion, the translation appearing on the screen for viewers at home, and Ibushi left to the back, the audience no longer booing him, instead, intrigued by what he had to say.

***

The following week, Kota Ibushi issued an open challenge for his Dynamite debut, wanting to remind everyone of his single’s action prowess, and he was answered by resident AEW daredevil Darby Allin, the two-faced adrenaline junky sprinting down to the ring, stating he’s going to avenge Kenny. A ref ran out from the back and the bell rang, the crowd hot for this opening bout.

Kota Ibushi vs Darby Allin
Immediately, straight out the gates comes Darby Allin, tackling Kota with a Double Leg Takedown, swinging wildly at Ibushi, wanting to defend AEW’s, honour, however, he’s quickly shoved off, Ibushi eating a massive Shotgun Dropkick as he makes it to a vertical base. Kota fell to the floor, and Allin ascended the turnbuckle, going for a Coffin Drop this early on, but Kota kipped up and grabbed Darby from behind, going for an Elevated Powerbomb similar to his one on Omega, but Allin nailed him with a Hurricanrana, Darby turning around right into a wicked Lariat turning Allin inside out. Kota took control of the bout from here, dominating the majority of this match, but we’d see Allin fight back and get the upper hand on multiple occasions, getting near falls to hype up the crowd, but this was a much different Kota than ever before, his ferocity immense as he caught Darby off a Coffin Drop onto the apron and nailed him with a German Suplex into the ring post, as well as finishing him off with an Elevated Powerbomb, now called an ‘Infinity Bomb’. To add insult to injury, Ibushi nailed Darby with a Phoenix Splash post-match, standing tall over his opponent in his Dynamite debut.
Kota Ibushi defeated Darby Allin (16:10)

***

While this was going on, the same episode saw the #1 Contenders to the AEW Tag Titles, Proud N’ Powerful call out Page and Omega, the pair demanding that they get their title shot. Kenny was obviously absent, but this was where the Hangman returned, getting revenge on the two that forced him to miss Revolution, subsequently causing Omega’s injury thanks to Ibushi’s betrayal. Adam seemed to be in good condition and AEW confirmed that by announcing next week, we’d see Page face Santana and Ortiz in a 2 On 1 Handicap Match, the championship on the line.

Despite the stipulation, Page did surprisingly well against the opposing duo, the crowd behind one of their favourite babyfaces in the entire company, but unfortunately, the 2 on 1 was too much for the weaker Page, and he fell victim to a Street Sweeper, no Kenny in sight to break up the pin. Proud N’ Powerful secured the victory and the championship, and they left a beaten Page in the ring. That was when Kota Ibushi’s theme tune hit, and the AEW audience instantly knew what was about to happen. Kota’s knee collided with a kneeling Page, Adam still unaware of his surroundings and trying to grasp reality following his loss, but Ibushi refused to stop the assault, landing Adam with a nasty Infinity Bomb, spiking Page on the upper half of his shoulder, cameras playing a slow-motion relay of Adam’s skull slamming down on the mat. Ibushi was seeking revenge on those who had betrayed NJPW, but could this also be because Page let down Omega? Whatever his motive, Ibushi had made his next target clear, the ball was in the Hangman’s court.

***
The following episode saw Adam Page cut a fiery face promo on Kota’s ‘cowardice’, stating that Ibushi only came to AEW due to a lack of success in NJPW, and he only attacks the weak, taking advantage of Omega’s injured knee and Page’s previous bout with Proud N’ Powerful. Kota was the reason he couldn’t defend the belts against Santana and Ortiz with his tag partner, however as commentary noted, if it wasn’t for Kota, Adam wouldn’t have those tag belts still. Ibushi could’ve easily costed the match for Kenny, but did he win to get revenge on The Young Bucks, a duo synonymous with the creation of AEW, or did he win so Omega could have his retaining moment? Adam ended his promo by challenging Ibushi to a match at Double or Nothing II, with the stipulation being: if Page wins, Ibushi leaves AEW. And on the go-home show for DoN II, Kota defeated Marko Stunt in a quick squash match, accepting Page’s challenge for the PPV, but only if Adam agreed to HIS stipulation too: if Ibushi wins, Adam must leave The Elite; Page will no longer be known as a member of the group that carried him, and subsequently, he’ll be an outcast once again, just like Kota was when they all left NJPW. Page agreed to the terms and the showdown was made official: Kota Ibushi vs ‘Hangman’ Adam Page for Double or Nothing II.

***

Double or Nothing 2020
Kota Ibushi vs Adam Page
If Page wins, Kota will leave AEW
If Ibushi wins, Adam will leave The Elite
This was just not about Page avenging Kenny Omega, this was not just about Ibushi getting revenge on another member of The Elite, no, this was about Kota’s contract with AEW, and Page’s allegiance with The Elite. Whoever lost here tonight wouldn’t just go away defeated and bruised, but they’d go away a nobody. Tonight, Page wore an Elite wristband, confident in himself, and Kota debuted new gold and black trunks, the same cold-faced Ibushi standing opposite the determined Hangman. Surprisingly, this match started off fairly slow, Page not wanting to take risks due to the circumstances and the heelish Ibushi wanting to weaken Adam first before getting into the fast action. These two traded pinfalls and fists, but a big boot wiped out Kota, Page getting the confidence needed to go wild on Ibushi, releasing all his anger and hitting The Golden Star with a Rite of Passage early on, but Kota just got the shoulder up. A Buckshot Lariat attempt was countered with a Superkick, but Page came right back with a Lariat, which Kota ducked, hitting slaps and punches to the gut and face before an even more brutal Lariat took down Page, Kota getting fired up. Page became more reckless as the match progressed, wanting to put away Kota more than anything, and Page even hit a One Winged Angel in honour of Kenny Omega, yet Kota still kicked out, escaping the pinfall notably earlier. Taunting the crowd, Kota landed a beautiful Super Frankensteiner on Page, and he went to the top rope for a Phoenix Splash, but Adam came up from behind and hit him with a massive German Suplex off the top turnbuckle! But towards the finish, Page set up for what should’ve been a match-ending Buckshot Lariat, however, he was caught by Kota as he flipped straight into a Powerbomb position, an Infinity Bomb planting Page on his shoulders, and Ibushi hit a one-man Golden Trigger for the W, Kota using The Golden Lovers finisher to put away Kenny’s other tag partner.
Kota Ibushi defeated Adam Page; he stays in AEW (21:35)
Kota left the ring, and Adam Page came to his senses, confirming with the referee that he had lost, and out from the back came The Young Bucks, current members of The Elite. Matt and Nick slowly entered the ring, watching as a beaten Page struggled to get to his feet, and when he did, The Bucks nailed a pleading Adam with a Superkick Party, Matt removing the Elite wristband from Page, the pair solemnly walking to the back.

***

AEW Dynamite
It was revealed on Twitter that at AEW Fyter Fest, there will be a Fatal 4-Way Match to determine the #1 Contender to the AEW TNT Title. With Cody Rhodes vs Brodie Lee for the championship set to open the show, we’d know what match we’d be getting next by the end of the night. Four qualifying matches spanned two episodes of Dynamite, and we’d see Joey Janela, Sammy Guevara, and Darby Allin all defeat their opponents to secure their slot in the bout, and in the main event of the second week, Kota Ibushi went head to head with PAC for the final spot.

Kota Ibushi vs PAC
Qualifying Match for the TNT Title #1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way
Both men were on warpaths in AEW, PAC’s Death Triangle defeating The Inner Circle and The Elite at AEW Blood & Guts, and Kota Ibushi putting away The Young Bucks, injuring Kenny Omega, and beating Adam Page at Double Or Nothing, but tonight they clashed in an epic heel vs heel encounter, the winner going onto Fyter Fest. Both men had similar technique: Kota’s Japanese strong style clashing nicely with PAC’s brutal strikes and vicious submissions, and they had some great back and forths, such as the two just hitting each other with repeated Superkicks, eventually both of them collapsing to the floor as they nailed each other with simultaneous Roundhouses. At one point, PAC hit Kota with a Poisoned Frankensteiner on the outside, but as he got back up, Ibushi hit PAC with a Poisoned Frankensteiner of his own, before hitting The Brutal Brit with a Kamigoye into the barricade, setting up for a German Suplex into the ring post but it was countered with a Back Elbow, and PAC hit him with a Snap Suplex into the steel steps! PAC dodged out of the way of a Phoenix Splash, before going for his own Black Arrow, yet Ibushi got his knees up, PAC crying out in agony, and Kota hit him with a Wheelbarrow Gutbuster, a new move for Kota, injuring the ribs even more. Ibushi hit the Infinity Bomb for the win, the audience applauding an amazing Dynamite main event.
Kota Ibushi defeated PAC (20:55)

***

We had our four competitors confirmed: Darby Allin, Joey Janela, Sammy Guevara, and now Kota Ibushi, and to build to the Fyter Fest 4-Man fight (respect the alliteration aight), Ibushi and Guevara would face off with Janela and Allin in a tag bout; heel vs face. Kota and Sammy worked surprisingly well together despite Kota’s ostensible dislike for creating alliances, and he got to have some great action with Darby Allin again, their paths set to forever intertwine. Ibushi would eventually get rid of his teammate, breaking up a pin after Janela hit an Elbow Drop on Sammy, Kota chucking Janela to the side and hitting with him with a Kamigoye, before lifting up Guevara for that vicious Wheelbarrow Gutbuster, now named ‘Golden Hollow’, and he disposed of Sammy to the outside, finishing off Janela with an Infinity Bomb and Phoenix Splash for the win. He got into a confrontation with Darby after the match, but a wild brawl broke out when Guevara attacked Kota. Ibushi vs Guevara was announced for next week’s show, as well as Allin vs Janela.

***

Kota Ibushi vs Sammy Guevara
One of Japan’s youngest breakout stars took on one of America’s breakout stars in this great high-flying bout, the Cruiserweight history of both men creating some great spots and reversals that kept the audience intrigued the entire time. Another heel vs heel for Ibushi and once again it lived up to the standard set by many fans when watching villain vs villain dynamics, Kota’s silent but deadly demeanour duelling against Sammy’s cocky underhand tactics, at one point low-blowing Kota, however, the ref was taken out and he was unable to make the pin. Kota stopped a 630 Senton before it even happened, hitting The Spanish God with a Spanish Fly, and an Infinity Bomb put away Guevara, Kota building momentum into the match as the heavy favourite.
Kota Ibushi defeated Sammy Guevara (15:20)

***

Fyter Fest 2020
Sammy Guevara vs Joey Janela vs Kota Ibushi vs Darby Allin
#1 Contendership to the TNT Championship
Fatal 4-Way
Earlier on in the night, Cody retained his TNT Title against Dark Order leader Brodie Lee, the contenders now knowing who they’d be facing if they won. All 4 men gave this match their all, showing off their own distinct styles and having some great multi-man action, with spots like Coffin Drop-Towers of Doom, a 630 Senton and Phoenix Splash combo, and an insane move where Joey Janela dodged out of the way of a Shooting Star Press onto barbed wire on the outside from Guevara! However in the finish, Darby Allin isolated Janela and hit him with a Front Flip Stunner and following Coffin Drop, but as he pinned Joey, he was hit with a massive Kamigoye from out of nowhere, Kota planting Darby down onto Janela with an Infinity Bomb, and he nailed Janela with a Phoenix Splash for the win, The Regicidal Ace standing tall over his 3 opponents, ready to take on Cody Rhodes.
Kota Ibushi defeated Joey Janela, Sammy Guevara, and Darby Allin (21:40)

***

AEW Dynamite
In a rematch from Fyter Fest, Brodie Lee took on Cody Rhodes in a non-title Street Fight, The Dark Order getting involved on multiple occasions but Rhodes fended them away, ultimately falling victim to a massive Chokeslam from the top rope through a table for Brodie to get the win, leaving the TNT Champion hurting in the ring, his first loss in a while. However, as The Dark Order left, The Golden Star entered, and Kota Ibushi brushed past Lee as he made his way down to the ring, the crowd already sympathising for the beaten Cody, now knowing what was in store for the champ. Rhodes’ #1 Contender slid into the ring and immediately took down Cody as he struggled to get to his feet, a brutal Lariat connecting with Rhodes, and Kota methodically beat down Rhodes, not taunting the crowd, just focusing on Cody and the strikes he hit. As Kota looked around the ring, he noticed some steel steps in the corner, used earlier when Cody bounced them off the skull of Lee, and Ibushi dragged them into the centre, before picking up Cody and setting him up for a move! Kota slammed down Cody with an Infinity Bomb onto the steps, Rhodes in immense pain as he clutched his shoulder, the impact of the table finish before causing Cody to be sent into a spiral of anguish, and Ibushi grabbed a mic from the timekeeper's area, announcing in Japanese that in two weeks’ time, he’ll be cashing in his TNT Title shot on Cody. Ibushi stood tall over his next opponent victim, the TNT Title an afterthought in the mind of Kota.

***

The Regicidal Ace, Kota Ibushi, came out the following week after his heinous attack on Cody Rhodes the previous episode, cutting another fantastic promo, but this time with no translator, Ibushi’s pure Japanese fluency reminding the crowd of his lack of care towards the fans. Ibushi commented on Cody’s departure from NJPW, Rhodes being one of the main reasons why AEW is even here today, but Kota knew that the audience had already heard about his dislike for The Elite, so he’s here to talk about something else. The only reason Rhodes left NJPW was because he found it hard to succeed, his only title win ending with him dropping it back to the same guy he beat it for, and he was carried to the top by his Elite brethren, only for Cody to turn his back on them, failing to capitalize even then. So, he left NJPW, just like Page, Omega, and The Bucks, and he created All Elite Wrestling so he could control what happened. In the inaugural TNT Title Tournament, Cody put himself in a bracket where there were only people he had beaten in the past: Sammy Guevara, Darby Allin, and Shawn Spears, and then finally all he had to do was win one match to become a champion on his own show. Cody didn’t earn his way into the Full Gear AEW Championship Match, no, he inserted himself into that bout against Jericho. Cody has handed himself everything in this company, and because of it, he’s become arrogant, powerful, and an Oni. He was the one who convinced Omega, Page etc. to join AEW, and Ibushi will be the one to take away Cody’s precious title. Next week, Kota will remind Cody of Wrestle Kingdom 12, and he’ll remind him what it’s like to not have any control.

***

The main event is set: Cody Rhodes defending his TNT Championship against #1 Contender Kota Ibushi, but management was concerned for Cody’s health, the two nasty bumps he took on his shoulder from the Dynamite after Fyter Fest putting the champ in a place of heavy disadvantage. Ibushi was out first, determined and still not smiling, followed by a taped-up Cody, Rhodes in evident pain as he slowly walked out from the back, but he was stopped by his own brother Dustin Rhodes! The Natural rushed onto the ramp and grabbed Cody’s title from him, telling Cody he’ll be paralysed if he tries to face Kota with an injured shoulder. Cody was not in the mood, shoving away his brother and trying to continue on down the ramp, but even his wife Brandi came out to stop Cody pleading with him to not try to fight Kota. In the ring, Ibushi wasn’t fazed, knowing both Dustin and Cody wouldn’t be able to put up a good enough fight, and he watched as a frustrated Cody was told by not just Dustin and Brandi, but also Arn Anderson and the referee, the champion reluctantly allowing Dustin to take his spot. Brandi and Cody made their way to the back, Rhodes still clutching at his shoulder, and Dustin cautiously entered the ring, handing the title to the ref as Arn Anderson paced around at ringside. The bell rang, and Ibushi and Rhodes collided.

Dustin Rhodes (c) vs Kota Ibushi
AEW TNT Championship
Ibushi beat the living shit out of the veteran, Dustin rarely getting offence in, this being a very one-sided affair. Kota did not take pity on Rhodes as he struggled to stay in the match, Ibushi hitting consecutive Golden Hollows and nailing Dustin with a massive Deadlift German Suplex off the apron into the barricade behind them! An Infinity Bomb nearly put him away, but Dustin refused to lose, fighting for Cody’s honour and title. At one point, Dustin countered a Superkick attempt with a Scoop Power Slam, going for a Figure Four, however, Kota gripped his waist and rolled backwards, a Bridging German Suplex planting Rhodes on his neck once again, and Ibushi then proceeded to hit his victim with a Phoenix Splash, Kota now not covering Rhodes. Ibushi wanted to make Dustin suffer, just like he planned to make Cody suffer, and Ibushi set up Dustin in a kneeling position, grabbing his arm and repeatedly hitting him with Kamigoye’s, Rhodes’ face quickly turning into a crimson mask. Every time Dustin fell forward, Kota would prop him back up, the knee connecting with his cheek or nose or eye or mouth once again, until the ref pulled Ibushi off of him, calling for the bell to end the match.
Kota Ibushi defeated Dustin Rhodes (c) to win the AEW TNT Championship (9:15)
The audience was silent as Kota was handed his newly won title, his foot on the skull of a nearly dead Dustin lying a pool of his own blood, and a concerned Arn Anderson tried to reach out to Rhodes, Ibushi noticing the manager at ringside. Quick as a bullet, Kota dropped his belt and slid to the outside, coming face to face with Anderson, Arn not moving and standing up to Kota, getting in the face of Ibushi, The Golden Ace walking away, before wiping out Arn with a Superkick, the crowd now booing his malicious actions. Arn and Dustin were getting checked on by refs, and in the mayhem, Ibushi grabbed his title and slowly walked up the ramp, his new championship shining nicely in the light, the blood of Dustin indistinguishable from the crimson of the belt.

***

Kota Ibushi was on a murder streak, so naturally, AEW put him up against Colt Cabana in Ibushi’s first title defence, the fun-loving ‘Boom Boom’ Cabana facing off with Kota Fucking ‘I’ll organize your funeral’ Ibushi. As expected, Colt as immediately hit with a Kamigoye, Ibushi taking down with a couple of strikes before a Golden Hollow finished off the all-smiles Colt. Ibushi didn’t seem interested in fighting Cabana; he had no beef with him. Ibushi collected his title from the ref and had his hand raised, but from behind… MATT CARDONA! One of Cody’s best mates and a rising star in AEW’s ranks, Matt brawled with Ibushi around the ring, hitting him with a Tough Ryder (fuck y’all that’s his finisher name now) to stand tall, and Cardona met his gaze with Kota’s title, challenging Ibushi to a match next week. It was made official via Twitter, and the belt would put on the line in this first-time encounter!

***

Kota Ibushi (c) vs Matt Cardona
AEW TNT Championship
This was a really great way to build up Cardona, while also making sure Ibushi looked like the homicidal silencer that he is, and they had a back and forth affair, the pace changing up drastically at times. They would go from reversals after reversals, the crowd finding it hard to keep up with their impromptu chemistry, yet they could also synch in grinding submissions, as well as trading shots, the other one yelling at their opponent to hit them. An ElBro Drop came very close to a 3-count, and so did a Wheelbarrow Suplex into a Golden Hollow, but an Infinity Bomb took out Matt completely, a Phoenix Splash from the top rope securing Ibushi the W in the main event.
Kota Ibushi (c) defeated Matt Cardona to retain the AEW TNT Championship (15:50)
However, that wouldn’t be the end of Ibushi’s night, Kota’s post-match ‘celebration’ being cut short by the return of a very familiar face: Cody Rhodes! The champion that never lost his championship sprinted down to the ring to do battle with the weakened Ibushi, Kota struggling to fight back against the enraged Cody. Rhodes ripped off his shoulder tape, the injured joint now looking fine and he hit Ibushi with a Cross Rhodes to thunderous cheers, the audience popping huge for his return. Rhodes helped up Cardona, also picking up the TNT Title, and the pair stood tall to end the show.

It was announced the next evening that on the 5th of September, at AEW All Out, Cody Rhodes would challenge Kota Ibushi for his TNT Title! Will Cody avenge Dustin, Arn, and Matt, winning back the title he never actually lost, or would Ibushi tick off Cody on his Elite hitlist, holding onto his championship in the process?

***

All Out 2020
Kota Ibushi (c) vs Cody Rhodes
AEW TNT Championship
As soon as the bell rang these two were at each other’s throats, the combined hatred in the ring alone matching that of the hatred the fans had towards Ibushi. Cody was determined, the crowd behind him and all the motivation in the world to take down the serial killer opposite him, but Kota had been counting the days until he could finally stand tall over Cody, the man who took Omega away from him in NJPW. This was a relentless battle, the standard wrestling match rules restraining them from mutilating one another, and Kota focused on the ostensibly fine shoulder of Rhodes, knowing an Infinity Bomb would force that injury to resurface surely. Cody, despite the mix of emotions brewing inside of him, remained impressively calm and focused, having watched Ibushi’s previous AEW bouts and knowing desperation in Ibushi’s opponents is where The Golden Star thrives. No one was at ringside for Rhodes, the challenger not wanting to put anyone at risk of getting assaulted by the vicious Ibushi. Similar to their previous two bouts in NJPW, this was a hard-hitting affair, the brutality in both man’s strikes and slams notably familiar. The story played throughout the match saw Kota fail to weaken Cody, thinking he could target the shoulder, or leg, or arm, but Rhodes refused to allow Ibushi to gain that advantage, the fight in Rhodes too strong for Kota to manipulate, and this was by far Ibushi’s hardest encounter, the audience cheering for every second. Storyline aside, these two had some great spots and memorable moves: Cody hit Ibushi with a Cross Rhodes off the apron onto the outside, Kota reversed a Disaster Kick into an Infinity Bomb, Rhodes hit Kota with a surprise Muscle Buster onto an over-turned barricade, but in the finish, Cody went for Ibushi’s own finisher, the Phoenix Splash, a very high-risk manoeuvrer, and it didn’t pay off, Kota dodging the finisher attempt, Rhodes landing hard on the canvas. Ibushi made it back to his feet, dragging Rhodes over to the turnbuckle, and he ascended to the top rope, bringing Rhodes with him, and in one last attempt to resurface the shoulder injury, Kota hit Cody with a massive top rope Infinity Bomb, Rhodes’ body going limp as he crashed down on the mat! The audience were in disbelief at what they just say: the already elevated Powerbomb from the top rope definitely reinjuring that shoulder of Cody. An exhausted Kota fell into the cover, draping a single arm over Cody’s chest to vanquish Rhodes.
Kota Ibushi (c) defeated Cody Rhodes to retain the AEW TNT Championship (27:05)

Kota Ibushi was ready to kill AEW.
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2020.08.14 01:28 ThisIsWhatLifeIs Mischa Barton talks about the drama that happened on set of The OC

Quotes:
"There was so much drama on that set that I feel like it had kinda reached its end. Also with Marissa herself as a character, we had done a lot of storylines with her... and that felt like it was doing the character justice," she said. "But I do understand people wanting her to maybe come back and be raised from the dead so that she could be back up to her old antics. In that sense, like, I can relate to people's like need for that. I get it."
As for that on-set drama she alluded to, none of that happened at the beginning of the show.
"We were having so much fun. I mean we really were. The beginning of that show was super easy," Barton recalled. "The ends of all those shows is where it gets complicated. The beginning was fun and free and carefree and I was new to Hollywood."
"I just didn't know much. I literally left high school and came straight to California and was cast in that role. I had to fight really hard for it too," she continued. "It was an interesting time and place in pop culture. It was a good time."
According to Barton, the atmosphere on set eventually changed because "there was some dating going on, and everybody was young and newly famous, and there was a lot of different storylines to fulfill there too."
"I think bizarrely sets have a lot of drama, especially those big TV shows... There's always gonna be stuff going on. That's just the way it is. People date, people have their own things in their lives going on, and you try not to bring that baggage to set and you try to leave it behind. But that doesn't always work," she said. "You could definitely write a show about the making of the show. That would be plenty entertaining."
In addition to on-set drama, as Barton's time on the show came to a close, her fame had, and continues to have, consequences on her mental health.
"I've spoken before about feeling really detached and [about] what fame did to me in my 20s and feeling really agoraphobic about things," she said. "It caused some depression and some anxiety and things like that. I've dealt with that my whole life. I like to be quite open about it."
"I do a lot of work with people. I talk to a PTSD counselor. I talk to a lot of people about this kind of stuff," she continued. "I think it's all about being honest about the way that you feel about things. That's how you heal. When you're trying to hide things, it gets worse."
She mentions the dating thing twice in this interview. I'm assuming she's on about Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson (Seth and Summer) who both dates and broke up whilst being on set during the filming of The OC.
It's also a shame for she mentions that being on the OC caused a PTSD and depression. Really crazy considering the thing that 'made' you caused so many issues for your mental health also.
Thoughts?
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2020.08.09 19:36 kalliope_k Attractiveness gap in the media vs public perception

Just need to rant a bit
So I remember reading about beauty/attractiveness/success standards for protagonists in movies/pop culture in an article ages ago and it really stuck with me.
The basic argument that was made was that in order to be a protagonist/object of desire in movies or let's say music industry, there is way more diversity within male figures in comparison to female.
Basically, to be considered desireable, if you are male, you can be/look like almost anything - from having a babyface (think Justin Bieber, Thomas Brodie Sangster), to having a "pretty face" (Zac Efron, Bradc Pitt) or having a "masculine" chiseled facial structure (John Cena) or just looking... average like Adam Sandler ; from being skinny (Andrew Garfield), to extremely muscular (Terry Crews) to having a dadbod like Nick Offerman; from being very "macho" in acting and looks (most roles which Bruce Willis had) to being quite odd-looking but clever (Benedict Cumberbatch), to being fair and having a soft side (Eddie Redmayne's charachter in Fantastic Beasts) to being almost androgenous and quirky like captain Jack Sparrow. Not to mention, you can also be old and be considered a silver fox, to a point in which a relationship in movie can almost be considered creepy.
Women, however, are hardly ever given this much leeway in terms of diversity in order to be considered desireable or a protagonist. Granted, the situation is slowly changing (at least when it comes to race, but even then it is hardly enough), but the standards are much much narrower. You are only allowed to be desireable/protagonist if you are basically two body types: skinny and curvy (but only the type of curvy which includes large breasts, skinny waist and large bottom, no belly fat allowed!), the face must almost always be perfect, model-like symetrical, usually with a preference for white features such as blue eyes, blonde hair... No way can a woman be muscular, fat, slightly masculine in looks or behaviour; her behaviour can be odd and quirky but (usually) not in a way which could threaten or overshadow the male protagonist or shock the viewer or let alone be over 35-40 years old.
Obviously these standards translate into how we perceive ourselves and societal expectations, which is why more women struggle from eating disorders or spend hours researching into how to do make up and hair. Also, in dating, (this is just my observation), I believe women have much more "diverse" standards for attractiveness than men.
Yet, recently, there is this trend of thinking that women only date these mythical "Chads" - masculine, macho, with chiseled jaws and "badboy" behaviours while leaving all those who do not fit the description behind. When, the media representation and reality is quite the opposite. So yet again, women get treated unfairly compared to men in representation, yet we get accused of literally that of what they do, being demonised for projection of their own insecurities.
It is really annoying to be put in such narrow brackets looks and behaviour-wise and then be shamed for having *any* standards or expectations from your potential partner. It's just a pet peeve of mine but it is yet another way in which the double-standards are so obvious it irks me that not only it is not seen but the literal opposite is becoming a more and more popular belief.
TL;DR women are expected to perform in much narrower brackets than men in order to be percieved as desireable and then are told they are the one which impose unfair standards onto men.
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2020.07.26 10:05 AFLbot AFL 2020: Round 8 - West Coast Eagles (111) def Collingwood (45)

Post Match

Welcome to the /WestCoastEagles post match discussion for the round 8 match between the Eagles and the Magpies. Be sure to grab your user flair from the sidebar; opposition fans and supporters welcome!

Match

Match Details
Match AFL 2020 Round 8 - West Coast Eagles Vs Collingwood
Date Sunday 26 July 2020 @ 01:35 PM
Venue Optus Stadium (OS)
Weather 18.0C, Mostly Sunny
Status POSTGAME

Scoreboard

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
West Coast Eagles 2.0 (12) 7.2 (44) 13.2 (80) 18.3 (111)
Collingwood 4.2 (26) 5.3 (33) 5.6 (36) 6.9 (45)

Scoreboard: Quarter by Quarter

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
West Coast Eagles 2.0 (12) 5.2 (32) 6.0 (36) 5.1 (31)
Collingwood 4.2 (26) 1.1 (7) 0.3 (3) 1.3 (9)
Quarter Result COLL by 14 pts WCE by 25 pts WCE by 33 pts WCE by 22 pts
Quarter Length 27:04 mins 26:17 mins 28:50 mins 27:40 mins

Scoreboard: Extended

Team Minutes in front Left Behind Right Behind Left Poster Right Poster Rushed Behind Touched Behind
West Coast Eagles 66 mins 2 1 0 0 0 0
Collingwood 38 mins 1 3 0 0 4 1

Scoring Events

Qtr Time Score Team - Player (G.B)
1st Quarter
Q1 00:52 GOAL Magpies - Will Hoskin-Elliott (1.0)
Q1 04:33 GOAL Magpies - Darcy Cameron (1.0)
Q1 09:01 BEHIND Magpies - Brody Mihocek (0.1)
Q1 10:37 GOAL Eagles - Nic Naitanui (1.0)
Q1 14:56 GOAL Magpies - Jamie Elliott (1.0)
Q1 16:30 RUSHED BEHIND Magpies
Q1 19:24 GOAL Magpies - Darcy Cameron (2.0)
Q1 21:01 GOAL Eagles - Josh J. Kennedy (1.0)
2nd Quarter
Q2 01:03 GOAL Eagles - Oscar Allen (1.0)
Q2 03:16 BEHIND Eagles - Liam Ryan (0.1)
Q2 04:10 RUSHED BEHIND Magpies
Q2 07:15 GOAL Eagles - Josh J. Kennedy (2.0)
Q2 09:22 GOAL Eagles - Josh J. Kennedy (3.0)
Q2 15:43 GOAL Magpies - Will Hoskin-Elliott (2.0)
Q2 18:20 BEHIND Eagles - Nic Naitanui (1.1)
Q2 20:09 GOAL Eagles - Josh J. Kennedy (4.0)
Q2 26:15 GOAL Eagles - Andrew Gaff (1.0)
3rd Quarter
Q3 01:17 RUSHED BEHIND Magpies
Q3 02:36 GOAL Eagles - Oscar Allen (2.0)
Q3 06:16 GOAL Eagles - Jamie Cripps (1.0)
Q3 07:59 BEHIND Magpies - Jack Crisp (0.1)
Q3 10:41 BEHIND Magpies - Brody Mihocek (0.2)
Q3 13:27 GOAL Eagles - Jake Waterman (1.0)
Q3 15:37 GOAL Eagles - Oscar Allen (3.0)
Q3 18:25 GOAL Eagles - Jake Waterman (2.0)
Q3 25:26 GOAL Eagles - Josh J. Kennedy (5.0)
4th Quarter
Q4 01:22 GOAL Eagles - Liam Ryan (1.1)
Q4 04:55 GOAL Eagles - Jack Darling (1.0)
Q4 09:07 GOAL Eagles - Josh J. Kennedy (6.0)
Q4 13:06 GOAL Eagles - Josh J. Kennedy (7.0)
Q4 15:37 BEHIND Eagles - Jarrod Cameron (0.1)
Q4 16:51 BEHIND Magpies - Jamie Elliott (1.1)
Q4 18:15 RUSHED BEHIND Magpies
Q4 19:14 BEHIND Magpies - Tom Phillips (0.1)
Q4 20:21 GOAL Eagles - Tim Kelly (1.0)
Q4 23:06 GOAL Magpies - Josh Daicos (1.0)

Team Statistics

West Coast Eagles Statistic Collingwood
48 Possession % 39
72 pts (20:21 4th Qtr) Biggest Lead 20 pts (19:24 1st Qtr)
1334 Fantasy Team Score 1052
300 Disposals 272
103 Contested Possessions 118
190 Uncontested Possessions 156
78 Disposal Efficiency % 68
46 One Percenters 31
187 Kicks 154
113 Handballs 118
2 Bounces 2
48 Tackles 37
4 Tackles Inside 50s 4
13 Centre Clearances 10
19 Stoppage Clearances 14
32 Total Clearances 24
11 Contested Marks 12
14 Mark Inside 50s 8
35 Inside 50s 37
30 Rebound 50s 17
51 Turnovers 45
45 Intercepts 50
18 Goals 6
3 Behinds 9
69 Goal Accuracy 35
10 Goal Assists 3
51 Goal Efficiency 16
26 Shots At Goal 17
74 Shot Efficiency 45
28 Hit-Outs 27
21 Free Kicks For 21
21 Free Kicks Against 21
85 Interchanges 88

Player Statistics

Match Awards: 🔥: Highest AFL Fantasy Score🥇: Highest Disposals🏅: Most Goals⭐: Highest Metric👎: Most Turnovers/Free-kick Against🤡: Most Clangars

Midfield - General Play

Legend: MG: Meters GainedK: KickH: HandballD: DisposalM: MarkT: TackleHO: Hit OutG: GoalB: BehindAF: AFL Fantasy Score
Player                              # Match Awards MG K H D M T HO G B AF
West Coast Eagles
Andrew Gaff #3 🔥⭐⭐⭐⭐ 358m 18 8 26 11 4 0 1 0 126
Tim Kelly #11 🥇⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 528m 16 14 30 4 3 0 1 0 105
Luke Shuey #13 ⭐⭐⭐👎 199m 9 10 19 5 5 0 0 0 73
Elliot Yeo #6 ⭐⭐🤡 320m 10 12 22 2 3 0 0 0 67
Jack Redden #8 102m 4 11 15 2 2 0 0 0 45
Dom Sheed #4 258m 10 4 14 0 2 0 0 0 44
Brayden Ainsworth #33 -7m 2 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 18
Collingwood
Taylor Adams #13 252m 11 10 21 2 2 0 0 0 70
Adam Treloar #7 417m 12 10 22 3 1 0 0 0 68
Josh Daicos #26 132m 4 3 7 2 4 0 1 0 47
Tom Phillips #21 185m 7 9 16 2 1 0 0 1 47
Rupert Wills #33 ⭐👎 114m 5 6 11 2 5 0 0 0 45
Chris Mayne #16 63m 4 10 14 3 2 0 0 0 43
Scott Pendlebury #10 0m 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Midfield - Extended

Legend: 1%: One PercenterCP: Contested PossessionUP: Uncontested PossessionCM: Contested MarkM50: Marks Inside 50CLR: Total ClearanceCC: Centre ClearanceST: Stoppage ClearanceI: InterceptI50: Inside 50R50: Rebound 50TI50: Tackles Inside 50
Player                              # 1% CP UP CM M50 CLR CC ST I I50 R50 TI50
West Coast Eagles
Andrew Gaff #3 2 6 21 0 3 2 0 2 4 1 4 0
Tim Kelly #11 0 13 16 0 0 6 2 4 2 6 3 0
Luke Shuey #13 3 8 11 0 0 4 2 2 6 2 4 0
Elliot Yeo #6 2 9 13 0 0 6 4 2 2 3 0 0
Jack Redden #8 2 8 8 0 1 3 1 2 4 2 0 0
Dom Sheed #4 0 2 12 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 3 1
Brayden Ainsworth #33 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
Collingwood
Taylor Adams #13 1 10 11 1 0 5 3 2 4 3 0 0
Adam Treloar #7 0 11 13 0 0 4 1 3 1 7 2 0
Josh Daicos #26 0 3 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1
Tom Phillips #21 1 5 12 0 0 1 0 1 3 3 0 1
Rupert Wills #33 0 4 7 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 0
Chris Mayne #16 4 5 9 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0
Scott Pendlebury #10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Midfield - Around the Ground

Legend: DE%: Disposal EfficiencyTO: TurnoverCLG: ClangarFF: Free-kick ForFA: Free-kick AgainstBO: BounceSAG: Shot At GoalSE: Shot EfficiencySI: Score InvolvementGA: Goal AssistG%: Goal EfficiencyTG: Time On Ground
Player                              # DE% TO CLG FF FA BO SAG SE SI GA G% TG%
West Coast Eagles
Andrew Gaff #3 69 4 2 1 0 0 3 0 7 0 33 95
Tim Kelly #11 90 4 4 2 1 0 1 0 10 3 100 84
Luke Shuey #13 84 1 3 0 3 1 0 0 8 2 0 61
Elliot Yeo #6 59 3 6 1 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 80
Jack Redden #8 86 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 87
Dom Sheed #4 42 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 77
Brayden Ainsworth #33 100 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 80
Collingwood
Taylor Adams #13 71 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 84
Adam Treloar #7 45 5 5 2 1 0 1 0 5 1 0 82
Josh Daicos #26 71 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 100 82
Tom Phillips #21 81 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 89
Rupert Wills #33 63 2 5 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 65
Chris Mayne #16 92 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 81
Scott Pendlebury #10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ruck - General Play

Legend: MG: Meters GainedK: KickH: HandballD: DisposalM: MarkT: TackleHO: Hit OutG: GoalB: BehindAF: AFL Fantasy Score
Player                              # Match Awards MG K H D M T HO G B AF
West Coast Eagles
Oscar Allen #12 302m 10 4 14 4 4 4 3 0 89
Nic Naitanui #9 82m 3 5 8 0 1 24 1 1 55
Collingwood
Brodie Grundy #4 ⭐⭐ 35m 6 4 10 2 2 24 0 0 62

Ruck - Extended

Legend: 1%: One PercenterCP: Contested PossessionUP: Uncontested PossessionCM: Contested MarkM50: Marks Inside 50CLR: Total ClearanceCC: Centre ClearanceST: Stoppage ClearanceI: InterceptI50: Inside 50R50: Rebound 50TI50: Tackles Inside 50
Player                              # 1% CP UP CM M50 CLR CC ST I I50 R50 TI50
West Coast Eagles
Oscar Allen #12 3 4 9 1 1 1 1 0 1 3 2 0
Nic Naitanui #9 4 6 3 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0
Collingwood
Brodie Grundy #4 2 6 3 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 1

Ruck - Around the Ground

Legend: DE%: Disposal EfficiencyTO: TurnoverCLG: ClangarFF: Free-kick ForFA: Free-kick AgainstBO: BounceSAG: Shot At GoalSE: Shot EfficiencySI: Score InvolvementGA: Goal AssistG%: Goal EfficiencyTG: Time On Ground
Player                              # DE% TO CLG FF FA BO SAG SE SI GA G% TG%
West Coast Eagles
Oscar Allen #12 85 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 10 1 100 81
Nic Naitanui #9 75 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 50 58
Collingwood
Brodie Grundy #4 60 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 83

Forward - General Play

Legend: MG: Meters GainedK: KickH: HandballD: DisposalM: MarkT: TackleHO: Hit OutG: GoalB: BehindAF: AFL Fantasy Score
Player                              # Match Awards MG K H D M T HO G B AF
West Coast Eagles
Josh J. Kennedy #17 🏅⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐👎🤡 289m 10 3 13 5 1 0 7 0 91
Liam Ryan #1 215m 13 2 15 8 1 0 1 1 78
Jamie Cripps #15 ⭐👎 108m 3 8 11 5 3 0 1 0 49
Jack Darling #27 ⭐⭐ 84m 5 2 7 3 2 0 1 0 43
Jake Waterman #2 147m 5 1 6 3 0 0 2 0 39
Jarrod Cameron #39 117m 5 2 7 1 2 0 0 1 26
Collingwood
Will Hoskin-Elliott #32 203m 11 1 12 5 0 0 2 0 63
Jaidyn Stephenson #1 162m 6 7 13 3 3 0 0 0 54
Darcy Cameron #14 168m 5 3 8 3 1 3 2 0 50
Tom Phillips #21 185m 7 9 16 2 1 0 0 1 47
Jamie Elliott #5 210m 7 3 10 3 1 0 1 1 41
Brody Mihocek #41 163m 5 4 9 2 1 0 0 2 30
Callum L. Brown #17 100m 4 8 12 0 1 0 0 0 30
Josh Thomas #24 ⭐👎 87m 4 7 11 2 1 0 0 0 27
Atu Bosenavulagi #40 24m 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 6

Forward - Extended

Legend: 1%: One PercenterCP: Contested PossessionUP: Uncontested PossessionCM: Contested MarkM50: Marks Inside 50CLR: Total ClearanceCC: Centre ClearanceST: Stoppage ClearanceI: InterceptI50: Inside 50R50: Rebound 50TI50: Tackles Inside 50
Player                              # 1% CP UP CM M50 CLR CC ST I I50 R50 TI50
West Coast Eagles
Josh J. Kennedy #17 0 6 7 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Liam Ryan #1 1 5 10 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0
Jamie Cripps #15 2 4 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
Jack Darling #27 2 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Jake Waterman #2 2 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jarrod Cameron #39 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
Collingwood
Will Hoskin-Elliott #32 1 4 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Jaidyn Stephenson #1 2 2 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
Darcy Cameron #14 1 8 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 0
Tom Phillips #21 1 5 12 0 0 1 0 1 3 3 0 1
Jamie Elliott #5 0 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
Brody Mihocek #41 0 8 2 1 1 1 0 1 3 1 0 0
Callum L. Brown #17 1 7 6 0 0 2 1 1 0 3 0 0
Josh Thomas #24 0 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
Atu Bosenavulagi #40 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Forward - Around the Ground

Legend: DE%: Disposal EfficiencyTO: TurnoverCLG: ClangarFF: Free-kick ForFA: Free-kick AgainstBO: BounceSAG: Shot At GoalSE: Shot EfficiencySI: Score InvolvementGA: Goal AssistG%: Goal EfficiencyTG: Time On Ground
Player                              # DE% TO CLG FF FA BO SAG SE SI GA G% TG%
West Coast Eagles
Josh J. Kennedy #17 76 5 6 3 3 0 8 0 9 0 87 92
Liam Ryan #1 60 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 9 0 33 84
Jamie Cripps #15 90 2 3 0 3 0 1 0 9 1 100 87
Jack Darling #27 71 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 100 91
Jake Waterman #2 100 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 100 77
Jarrod Cameron #39 71 1 3 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 72
Collingwood
Will Hoskin-Elliott #32 50 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 100 88
Jaidyn Stephenson #1 69 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 91
Darcy Cameron #14 75 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 100 86
Tom Phillips #21 81 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 89
Jamie Elliott #5 50 5 4 0 2 1 2 0 3 0 50 73
Brody Mihocek #41 22 2 2 1 2 0 4 0 4 0 0 90
Callum L. Brown #17 75 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 70
Josh Thomas #24 81 4 4 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 74
Atu Bosenavulagi #40 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 63

Defence - General Play

Legend: MG: Meters GainedK: KickH: HandballD: DisposalM: MarkT: TackleHO: Hit OutG: GoalB: BehindAF: AFL Fantasy Score
Player                              # Match Awards MG K H D M T HO G B AF
West Coast Eagles
Jackson Nelson #30 👎 428m 14 5 19 3 2 0 0 0 70
Shannon Hurn #25 212m 10 5 15 5 3 0 0 0 69
Liam Duggan #14 134m 11 2 13 7 3 0 0 0 68
Brad Sheppard #5 185m 9 4 13 4 3 0 0 0 61
Josh Rotham #35 116m 8 2 10 4 3 0 0 0 47
Tom Barrass #37 ⭐⭐ 212m 7 2 9 6 0 0 0 0 40
Tom Cole #28 140m 5 4 9 2 1 0 0 0 31
Collingwood
Jack Crisp #25 299m 14 4 18 5 2 0 0 1 76
Isaac Quaynor #3 186m 6 12 18 3 2 0 0 0 59
Darcy Moore #30 229m 11 1 12 8 0 0 0 0 58
Matthew Scharenberg #12 150m 8 4 12 3 4 0 0 0 57
Brayden Maynard #37 334m 10 3 13 2 2 0 0 0 48
John Noble #9 201m 7 4 11 2 1 0 0 0 40
Jordan Roughead #23 99m 6 4 10 2 0 0 0 0 31

Defence - Extended

Legend: 1%: One PercenterCP: Contested PossessionUP: Uncontested PossessionCM: Contested MarkM50: Marks Inside 50CLR: Total ClearanceCC: Centre ClearanceST: Stoppage ClearanceI: InterceptI50: Inside 50R50: Rebound 50TI50: Tackles Inside 50
Player                              # 1% CP UP CM M50 CLR CC ST I I50 R50 TI50
West Coast Eagles
Jackson Nelson #30 2 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 3 0
Shannon Hurn #25 3 3 10 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 2 0
Liam Duggan #14 1 4 9 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0
Brad Sheppard #5 3 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0
Josh Rotham #35 5 1 8 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0
Tom Barrass #37 7 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0
Tom Cole #28 1 3 7 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 1 0
Collingwood
Jack Crisp #25 1 9 9 1 0 1 0 1 6 2 1 0
Isaac Quaynor #3 1 6 12 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 0
Darcy Moore #30 3 4 8 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 3 0
Matthew Scharenberg #12 2 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
Brayden Maynard #37 1 3 8 1 0 1 0 1 2 3 3 0
John Noble #9 0 2 9 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 2 0
Jordan Roughead #23 7 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0

Defence - Around the Ground

Legend: DE%: Disposal EfficiencyTO: TurnoverCLG: ClangarFF: Free-kick ForFA: Free-kick AgainstBO: BounceSAG: Shot At GoalSE: Shot EfficiencySI: Score InvolvementGA: Goal AssistG%: Goal EfficiencyTG: Time On Ground
Player                              # DE% TO CLG FF FA BO SAG SE SI GA G% TG%
West Coast Eagles
Jackson Nelson #30 68 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 87
Shannon Hurn #25 100 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 77
Liam Duggan #14 61 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 85
Brad Sheppard #5 84 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 90
Josh Rotham #35 90 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 86
Tom Barrass #37 100 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 83
Tom Cole #28 88 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 85
Collingwood
Jack Crisp #25 77 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 84
Isaac Quaynor #3 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 85
Darcy Moore #30 75 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 89
Matthew Scharenberg #12 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 81
Brayden Maynard #37 61 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 81
John Noble #9 81 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83
Jordan Roughead #23 70 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 94
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2020.07.24 22:07 poisoneyevory Other Love Interests

It honestly bugs me how the characters of the 3 main couples (Finn, Rachel, Kurt, Blaine, Brittany, Santana) never got any other feasible love interests.
None of them had any chance to explore real love interests. Though I like Klaine and Brittana and don't mind Finchel, I would have honestly liked to see them really date other people and not cheap placeholders for their endgame couples.
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2020.07.11 09:20 AFLbot AFL 2020: Round 6 - West Coast Eagles (67) def Adelaide Crows (34)

Post Match

Welcome to the /WestCoastEagles post match discussion for the round 6 match between the Eagles and the Crows. Be sure to grab your user flair from the sidebar; opposition fans and supporters welcome!

Match

Match Details
Match AFL 2020 Round 6 - West Coast Eagles Vs Adelaide Crows
Date Saturday 11 July 2020 @ 03:05 PM
Venue Gabba (G)
Weather 24.0C, Partly cloudy
Status POSTGAME

Scoreboard

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
West Coast Eagles 2.3 (15) 4.4 (28) 8.7 (55) 10.7 (67)
Adelaide Crows 1.1 (7) 2.1 (13) 3.3 (21) 5.4 (34)

Scoreboard: Quarter by Quarter

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
West Coast Eagles 2.3 (15) 2.1 (13) 4.3 (27) 2.0 (12)
Adelaide Crows 1.1 (7) 1.0 (6) 1.2 (8) 2.1 (13)
Quarter Result WCE by 8 pts WCE by 7 pts WCE by 19 pts ADEL by 1 pts
Quarter Length 23:26 mins 23:09 mins 25:13 mins 23:08 mins

Scoreboard: Extended

Team Minutes in front Left Behind Right Behind Left Poster Right Poster Rushed Behind Touched Behind
West Coast Eagles 72 mins 3 3 1 0 0 0
Adelaide Crows 16 mins 0 4 0 0 0 0

Scoring Events

Qtr Time Score Team - Player (G.B)
1st Quarter
Q1 01:36 GOAL Crows - Tom Lynch (1.0)
Q1 08:51 BEHIND Eagles - Josh J. Kennedy (0.1)
Q1 14:02 BEHIND Crows - Tyson Stengle (0.1)
Q1 15:53 BEHIND Eagles - Josh J. Kennedy (0.2)
Q1 18:09 GOAL Eagles - Nic Naitanui (1.0)
Q1 19:33 BEHIND Eagles - Oscar Allen (0.1)
Q1 20:47 GOAL Eagles - Brendon Ah Chee (1.0)
2nd Quarter
Q2 01:09 GOAL Eagles - Jack Darling (1.0)
Q2 07:18 GOAL Eagles - Josh J. Kennedy (1.2)
Q2 11:42 GOAL Crows - Chayce Jones (1.0)
Q2 19:03 BEHIND Eagles - Josh J. Kennedy (1.3)
3rd Quarter
Q3 01:00 BEHIND Eagles - Oscar Allen (0.2)
Q3 03:51 BEHIND Eagles - Oscar Allen (0.3)
Q3 05:47 GOAL Eagles - Oscar Allen (1.3)
Q3 07:15 GOAL Eagles - Jack Redden (1.0)
Q3 08:59 GOAL Eagles - Jack Darling (2.0)
Q3 11:41 BEHIND Eagles - Jack Darling (2.1)
Q3 14:03 BEHIND Crows - Shane McAdam (0.1)
Q3 15:23 GOAL Crows - Billy Frampton (1.0)
Q3 21:45 BEHIND Crows - Tyson Stengle (0.2)
Q3 23:27 GOAL Eagles - Brayden Ainsworth (1.0)
4th Quarter
Q4 02:37 GOAL Crows - Brodie Smith (1.0)
Q4 08:14 GOAL Eagles - Jamie Cripps (1.0)
Q4 10:50 GOAL Crows - Rory Sloane (1.0)
Q4 12:18 BEHIND Crows - Brodie Smith (1.1)
Q4 19:16 GOAL Eagles - Liam Ryan (1.0)

Team Statistics

West Coast Eagles Statistic Adelaide Crows
40 Possession % 45
36 pts (11:41 3rd Qtr) Biggest Lead 6 pts (01:36 1st Qtr)
1255 Fantasy Team Score 1316
285 Disposals 324
100 Contested Possessions 97
190 Uncontested Possessions 227
76 Disposal Efficiency % 75
41 One Percenters 27
181 Kicks 180
104 Handballs 144
2 Bounces 1
44 Tackles 41
10 Tackles Inside 50s 9
14 Centre Clearances 4
15 Stoppage Clearances 13
29 Total Clearances 17
11 Contested Marks 8
9 Mark Inside 50s 5
49 Inside 50s 24
19 Rebound 50s 38
57 Turnovers 60
60 Intercepts 57
10 Goals 5
7 Behinds 4
52 Goal Accuracy 50
6 Goal Assists 3
20 Goal Efficiency 20
19 Shots At Goal 10
38 Shot Efficiency 41
28 Hit-Outs 17
17 Free Kicks For 18
18 Free Kicks Against 17
80 Interchanges 78

Player Statistics

Match Awards: 🔥: Highest AFL Fantasy Score🥇: Highest Disposals🏅: Most Goals⭐: Highest Metric👎: Most Turnovers/Free-kick Against🤡: Most Clangars

Midfield - General Play

Legend: MG: Meters GainedK: KickH: HandballD: DisposalM: MarkT: TackleHO: Hit OutG: GoalB: BehindAF: AFL Fantasy Score
Player                              # Match Awards MG K H D M T HO G B AF
West Coast Eagles
Tim Kelly #11 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 451m 15 10 25 5 4 0 0 0 98
Dom Sheed #4 ⭐👎 445m 13 11 24 7 4 0 0 0 93
Jack Redden #8 96m 10 8 18 6 3 0 1 0 81
Elliot Yeo #6 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 478m 15 6 21 2 5 0 0 0 80
Andrew Gaff #3 216m 8 4 12 2 3 0 0 0 52
Brayden Ainsworth #33 221m 4 8 12 4 3 0 1 0 52
Adelaide Crows
Brodie Smith #33 🥇⭐⭐⭐⭐ 723m 17 15 32 4 3 0 1 1 110
Matt Crouch #5 446m 16 12 28 4 0 0 0 0 87
Rory Sloane #9 163m 9 9 18 5 2 0 1 0 72
Brad Crouch #2 261m 13 9 22 3 2 0 0 0 70
David Mackay #14 186m 5 11 16 2 2 0 0 0 51
Chayce Jones #1 87m 6 5 11 2 2 0 1 0 46
Ben Keays #28 124m 7 6 13 3 1 0 0 0 40

Midfield - Extended

Legend: 1%: One PercenterCP: Contested PossessionUP: Uncontested PossessionCM: Contested MarkM50: Marks Inside 50CLR: Total ClearanceCC: Centre ClearanceST: Stoppage ClearanceI: InterceptI50: Inside 50R50: Rebound 50TI50: Tackles Inside 50
Player                              # 1% CP UP CM M50 CLR CC ST I I50 R50 TI50
West Coast Eagles
Tim Kelly #11 0 10 14 0 0 8 2 6 1 3 2 2
Dom Sheed #4 1 9 16 1 0 5 4 1 2 6 2 0
Jack Redden #8 1 6 12 0 0 2 0 2 4 2 1 0
Elliot Yeo #6 0 5 15 0 0 1 0 1 2 8 0 3
Andrew Gaff #3 2 3 9 0 0 2 1 1 3 2 0 0
Brayden Ainsworth #33 0 2 9 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
Adelaide Crows
Brodie Smith #33 3 9 24 0 0 1 0 1 4 3 5 0
Matt Crouch #5 1 9 19 0 0 3 1 2 2 6 2 0
Rory Sloane #9 0 4 13 0 0 2 1 1 1 2 1 1
Brad Crouch #2 0 8 14 0 0 5 2 3 1 3 0 0
David Mackay #14 0 7 9 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 0
Chayce Jones #1 0 5 6 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 2 1
Ben Keays #28 1 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Midfield - Around the Ground

Legend: DE%: Disposal EfficiencyTO: TurnoverCLG: ClangarFF: Free-kick ForFA: Free-kick AgainstBO: BounceSAG: Shot At GoalSE: Shot EfficiencySI: Score InvolvementGA: Goal AssistG%: Goal EfficiencyTG: Time On Ground
Player                              # DE% TO CLG FF FA BO SAG SE SI GA G% TG%
West Coast Eagles
Tim Kelly #11 76 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 81
Dom Sheed #4 91 8 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 87
Jack Redden #8 88 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 4 0 100 84
Elliot Yeo #6 61 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 81
Andrew Gaff #3 83 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 96
Brayden Ainsworth #33 83 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 100 71
Adelaide Crows
Brodie Smith #33 71 7 4 1 1 1 2 0 4 0 50 78
Matt Crouch #5 67 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 67
Rory Sloane #9 77 3 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 100 78
Brad Crouch #2 68 6 5 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 75
David Mackay #14 68 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 76
Chayce Jones #1 81 1 2 4 2 0 1 0 2 0 100 83
Ben Keays #28 84 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 96

Ruck - General Play

Legend: MG: Meters GainedK: KickH: HandballD: DisposalM: MarkT: TackleHO: Hit OutG: GoalB: BehindAF: AFL Fantasy Score
Player                              # Match Awards MG K H D M T HO G B AF
West Coast Eagles
Oscar Allen #12 ⭐⭐ 208m 11 4 15 5 4 4 1 3 85
Nic Naitanui #9 90m 4 3 7 0 3 24 1 0 51
Adelaide Crows
Reilly O'Brien #43 🔥⭐⭐ 151m 10 9 19 9 7 12 0 0 115

Ruck - Extended

Legend: 1%: One PercenterCP: Contested PossessionUP: Uncontested PossessionCM: Contested MarkM50: Marks Inside 50CLR: Total ClearanceCC: Centre ClearanceST: Stoppage ClearanceI: InterceptI50: Inside 50R50: Rebound 50TI50: Tackles Inside 50
Player                              # 1% CP UP CM M50 CLR CC ST I I50 R50 TI50
West Coast Eagles
Oscar Allen #12 4 9 8 1 2 1 0 1 4 2 0 1
Nic Naitanui #9 3 6 1 0 0 5 2 3 2 0 1 1
Adelaide Crows
Reilly O'Brien #43 2 8 10 4 0 0 0 0 8 0 2 2

Ruck - Around the Ground

Legend: DE%: Disposal EfficiencyTO: TurnoverCLG: ClangarFF: Free-kick ForFA: Free-kick AgainstBO: BounceSAG: Shot At GoalSE: Shot EfficiencySI: Score InvolvementGA: Goal AssistG%: Goal EfficiencyTG: Time On Ground
Player                              # DE% TO CLG FF FA BO SAG SE SI GA G% TG%
West Coast Eagles
Oscar Allen #12 46 3 3 3 1 0 4 0 7 0 25 80
Nic Naitanui #9 71 3 4 0 3 0 1 0 3 0 100 66
Adelaide Crows
Reilly O'Brien #43 73 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 90

Forward - General Play

Legend: MG: Meters GainedK: KickH: HandballD: DisposalM: MarkT: TackleHO: Hit OutG: GoalB: BehindAF: AFL Fantasy Score
Player                              # Match Awards MG K H D M T HO G B AF
West Coast Eagles
Jack Darling #27 🏅⭐⭐ 211m 5 5 10 3 0 0 2 1 47
Brendon Ah Chee #41 130m 4 2 6 2 2 0 1 0 37
Jamie Cripps #15 230m 7 3 10 0 1 0 1 0 37
Josh J. Kennedy #17 ⭐⭐ 151m 5 0 5 4 1 0 1 3 35
Liam Ryan #1 51m 2 3 5 2 2 0 1 0 32
Jake Waterman #2 95m 4 3 7 5 0 0 0 0 31
Jarrod Cameron #39 100m 2 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 11
Adelaide Crows
Tom Lynch #27 166m 10 7 17 5 1 0 1 0 69
Ned McHenry #25 83m 4 6 10 3 4 0 0 0 49
Billy Frampton #22 28m 4 4 8 4 0 5 1 0 40
Shane McAdam #23 160m 5 2 7 4 0 0 0 1 32
Tyson Stengle #18 13m 3 2 5 2 2 0 0 2 29

Forward - Extended

Legend: 1%: One PercenterCP: Contested PossessionUP: Uncontested PossessionCM: Contested MarkM50: Marks Inside 50CLR: Total ClearanceCC: Centre ClearanceST: Stoppage ClearanceI: InterceptI50: Inside 50R50: Rebound 50TI50: Tackles Inside 50
Player                              # 1% CP UP CM M50 CLR CC ST I I50 R50 TI50
West Coast Eagles
Jack Darling #27 4 6 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Brendon Ah Chee #41 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Jamie Cripps #15 0 4 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 1
Josh J. Kennedy #17 1 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Liam Ryan #1 1 2 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 0
Jake Waterman #2 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0
Jarrod Cameron #39 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1
Adelaide Crows
Tom Lynch #27 0 5 12 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
Ned McHenry #25 1 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Billy Frampton #22 0 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Shane McAdam #23 2 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0
Tyson Stengle #18 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Forward - Around the Ground

Legend: DE%: Disposal EfficiencyTO: TurnoverCLG: ClangarFF: Free-kick ForFA: Free-kick AgainstBO: BounceSAG: Shot At GoalSE: Shot EfficiencySI: Score InvolvementGA: Goal AssistG%: Goal EfficiencyTG: Time On Ground
Player                              # DE% TO CLG FF FA BO SAG SE SI GA G% TG%
West Coast Eagles
Jack Darling #27 80 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 7 1 66 98
Brendon Ah Chee #41 66 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 100 78
Jamie Cripps #15 70 3 3 0 0 1 2 0 3 1 50 85
Josh J. Kennedy #17 20 1 2 1 2 0 4 0 5 0 25 84
Liam Ryan #1 100 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 100 78
Jake Waterman #2 100 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 73
Jarrod Cameron #39 40 3 5 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 59
Adelaide Crows
Tom Lynch #27 88 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 100 82
Ned McHenry #25 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 71
Billy Frampton #22 87 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 100 87
Shane McAdam #23 57 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 76
Tyson Stengle #18 20 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 76

Defence - General Play

Legend: MG: Meters GainedK: KickH: HandballD: DisposalM: MarkT: TackleHO: Hit OutG: GoalB: BehindAF: AFL Fantasy Score
Player                              # Match Awards MG K H D M T HO G B AF
West Coast Eagles
Jeremy McGovern #20 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 289m 13 4 17 12 0 0 0 0 84
Brad Sheppard #5 110m 13 6 19 9 0 0 0 0 78
Liam Duggan #14 👎🤡 351m 13 4 17 7 3 0 0 0 77
Jackson Nelson #30 164m 10 6 16 4 4 0 0 0 70
Tom Barrass #37 145m 9 5 14 6 0 0 0 0 55
Tom Cole #28 78m 6 4 10 3 0 0 0 0 35
Shannon Hurn #25 156m 8 2 10 2 0 0 0 0 34
Adelaide Crows
Tom Doedee #39 361m 15 5 20 11 0 0 0 0 86
Rory Laird #29 133m 7 10 17 5 2 0 0 0 62
Jake Kelly #8 120m 10 0 10 8 2 0 0 0 62
Daniel Talia #12 239m 12 2 14 7 0 0 0 0 59
Kyle Hartigan #15 147m 5 5 10 6 2 0 0 0 51
Luke Brown #16 197m 7 4 11 4 3 0 0 0 51
Andrew McPherson #36 129m 4 5 9 5 2 0 0 0 46
Fischer McAsey #35 156m 4 10 14 3 1 0 0 0 45
Will Hamill #17 ⭐👎 171m 7 6 13 3 3 0 0 0 44

Defence - Extended

Legend: 1%: One PercenterCP: Contested PossessionUP: Uncontested PossessionCM: Contested MarkM50: Marks Inside 50CLR: Total ClearanceCC: Centre ClearanceST: Stoppage ClearanceI: InterceptI50: Inside 50R50: Rebound 50TI50: Tackles Inside 50
Player                              # 1% CP UP CM M50 CLR CC ST I I50 R50 TI50
West Coast Eagles
Jeremy McGovern #20 6 7 10 4 0 0 0 0 9 1 1 0
Brad Sheppard #5 0 2 16 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0
Liam Duggan #14 4 2 16 0 0 1 1 0 3 3 4 0
Jackson Nelson #30 3 8 9 0 0 2 2 0 7 2 0 0
Tom Barrass #37 5 4 10 2 0 0 0 0 4 2 3 0
Tom Cole #28 3 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0
Shannon Hurn #25 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Adelaide Crows
Tom Doedee #39 1 2 16 1 0 1 0 1 7 0 6 0
Rory Laird #29 0 3 14 0 0 1 0 1 3 2 2 1
Jake Kelly #8 2 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Daniel Talia #12 2 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 0
Kyle Hartigan #15 4 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0
Luke Brown #16 1 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Andrew McPherson #36 5 5 5 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 2 0
Fischer McAsey #35 1 7 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
Will Hamill #17 1 8 9 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 0

Defence - Around the Ground

Legend: DE%: Disposal EfficiencyTO: TurnoverCLG: ClangarFF: Free-kick ForFA: Free-kick AgainstBO: BounceSAG: Shot At GoalSE: Shot EfficiencySI: Score InvolvementGA: Goal AssistG%: Goal EfficiencyTG: Time On Ground
Player                              # DE% TO CLG FF FA BO SAG SE SI GA G% TG%
West Coast Eagles
Jeremy McGovern #20 82 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 80
Brad Sheppard #5 78 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100
Liam Duggan #14 64 8 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 93
Jackson Nelson #30 87 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 86
Tom Barrass #37 85 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 81
Tom Cole #28 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 87
Shannon Hurn #25 80 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 73
Adelaide Crows
Tom Doedee #39 90 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 94
Rory Laird #29 76 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 77
Jake Kelly #8 100 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 98
Daniel Talia #12 78 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 92
Kyle Hartigan #15 90 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 93
Luke Brown #16 81 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 74
Andrew McPherson #36 88 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 74
Fischer McAsey #35 64 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 86
Will Hamill #17 69 7 5 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 74
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2020.07.11 06:37 AFLbot AFL 2020 LIVE: Round 6 - West Coast Eagles Vs Adelaide Crows

Live Match

Welcome to the /WestCoastEagles LIVE match discussion for the round 6 match between the Eagles and the Crows. Be sure to grab your user flair from the sidebar; opposition fans and supporters welcome!

Match

Match Details
Match AFL 2020 Round 6 - West Coast Eagles Vs Adelaide Crows
Date Saturday 11 July 2020 @ 03:05 PM
Venue Gabba (G)
Weather 24.0C, Partly cloudy
Status POSTGAME

Scoreboard

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
West Coast Eagles 2.3 (15) 4.4 (28) 8.7 (55) 10.7 (67) 10.7 (67)
Adelaide Crows 1.1 (7) 2.1 (13) 3.3 (21) 5.4 (34) 5.4 (34)

Quarter by Quarter

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
West Coast Eagles 2.3 (15) 2.1 (13) 4.3 (27) 2.0 (12)
Adelaide Crows 1.1 (7) 1.0 (6) 1.2 (8) 2.1 (13)
Quarter Margin WCE by 8 pts WCE by 7 pts WCE by 19 pts ADEL by 1 pts
Quarter Length 23:26 mins 23:09 mins 25:13 mins 23:08 mins

Live Score Tracker

Score Team Player Time Total
GOAL Eagles Liam Ryan (1.0) Q4 19:16 67-34
BEHIND Crows Brodie Smith (1.1) Q4 12:18 61-34
GOAL Crows Rory Sloane (1.0) Q4 10:50 61-33
GOAL Eagles Jamie Cripps (1.0) Q4 08:14 61-27
GOAL Crows Brodie Smith (1.0) Q4 02:37 55-27
GOAL Eagles Brayden Ainsworth (1.0) Q3 23:27 55-21
BEHIND Crows Tyson Stengle (0.2) Q3 21:45 49-21
GOAL Crows Billy Frampton (1.0) Q3 15:23 49-20
BEHIND Crows Shane McAdam (0.1) Q3 14:03 49-14
BEHIND Eagles Jack Darling (2.1) Q3 11:41 49-13
GOAL Eagles Jack Darling (2.0) Q3 08:59 48-13
GOAL Eagles Jack Redden (1.0) Q3 07:15 42-13
GOAL Eagles Oscar Allen (1.3) Q3 05:47 36-13
BEHIND Eagles Oscar Allen (0.3) Q3 03:51 30-13
BEHIND Eagles Oscar Allen (0.2) Q3 01:00 29-13
BEHIND Eagles Josh J. Kennedy (1.3) Q2 19:03 28-13
GOAL Crows Chayce Jones (1.0) Q2 11:42 27-13
GOAL Eagles Josh J. Kennedy (1.2) Q2 07:18 27-7
GOAL Eagles Jack Darling (1.0) Q2 01:09 21-7
GOAL Eagles Brendon Ah Chee (1.0) Q1 20:47 15-7
BEHIND Eagles Oscar Allen (0.1) Q1 19:33 9-7
GOAL Eagles Nic Naitanui (1.0) Q1 18:09 8-7
BEHIND Eagles Josh J. Kennedy (0.2) Q1 15:53 2-7
BEHIND Crows Tyson Stengle (0.1) Q1 14:02 1-7
BEHIND Eagles Josh J. Kennedy (0.1) Q1 08:51 1-6
GOAL Crows Tom Lynch (1.0) Q1 01:36 0-6

Team Statistics

Match Awards: 🔥: Highest AFL Fantasy Score🥇: Highest Disposals🏅: Most Goals⭐: Highest Metric👎: Most Turnovers/Free-kick Against🤡: Most Clangars
West Coast Eagles Statistic Adelaide Crows
1255 Fantasy Team Score 1316
285 Disposals 324
100 Contested Possessions 97
190 Uncontested Possessions 227
76 Disposal Efficiency % 75
41 One Percenters 27
181 Kicks 180
104 Handballs 144
2 Bounces 1
44 Tackles 41
10 Tackles Inside 50s 9
14 Centre Clearances 4
15 Stoppage Clearances 13
29 Total Clearances 17
11 Contested Marks 8
9 Mark Inside 50s 5
49 Inside 50s 24
19 Rebound 50s 38
57 Turnovers 60
60 Intercepts 57
10 Goals 5
7 Behinds 4
52 Goal Accuracy 50
6 Goal Assists 3
20 Goal Efficiency 20
19 Shots At Goal 10
38 Shot Efficiency 41
28 Hit-Outs 17
17 Free Kicks For 18
18 Free Kicks Against 17
80 Interchanges 78

Live Interchange

Time on Bench Player (Team)
West Coast Eagles
0:03:46 Shannon Hurn (Eagles)
0:03:46 Josh J. Kennedy (Eagles)
0:03:46 Brayden Ainsworth (Eagles)
0:03:46 Jarrod Cameron (Eagles)
Adelaide Crows
0:03:51 Rory Laird (Crows)
0:05:27 Shane McAdam (Crows)
0:03:51 Andrew McPherson (Crows)
0:03:19 Tyson Stengle (Crows)
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2020.06.22 17:40 JorWat SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated
Platforms:
Trailers:
Developer: Purple Lamp Studios
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Review Aggregator:

Critic Reviews

cublikefoot - Chase Ferrin - 9.5 / 10
Rehydrated is an excellent remake of an already excellent game. It looks great, runs well, and is just as fun as the original was over a decade ago. The game was a masterpiece back then and pretty much just got a nice visual upgrade, there’s honestly not much to complain about here. Sure, the multiplayer mode is lacking, but that doesn’t detract from the core experience. It’s literally the same game, but updated for modern platforms and that’s really all I need.
GameByte - Oliver Hope - 9 / 10
This really is just a happy game. The music is fun and relaxing and the jokes add a nice level of silly humour to the whole experience. The whole game just feels like those classic platformer games which caused so many people to fall in love with gaming. The team and THQ Nordic have nailed all the joy the original game brought to many and have added enough to also make it feel like a brand new title, not just a remaster. Young and old gamers alike are sure to get a fun kick out of this adventure, and it is one I highly recommend you try.
GamePitt - Rob Pitt - 8.6 / 10
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated is a very faithful remake of a beloved classic 3D platformer. Fans of the original game will love how they can replay this brilliant adventure with updated visuals that match their nostalgic memories, new gamers will love the playfulness and entertaining gameplay which still holds up today. Despite not adding anything new to the actual main story, the additional co-op Horde Mode allows you and one other to prolong the gameplay and fight against Robo Squidward, the boss which was cut from the original game. Sure, the game does get frustrating and annoying at times, with it’s early 2000’s design and mechanics, but it makes up for this with all of its charm and the addictive gameplay.
Digital Chumps - Alex Tudor - 8.5 / 10
Spongebob: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated doesn't reinvent the wheel when it comes to platforming, and much of its gameplay feels every bit as old as its 2003 counterpart. But what Rehydrated gets right is preserving what made the original so special, while also bringing the visuals up to date in dazzling fashion.
Spaziogames - Nicolò Bicego - Italian - 8.3 / 10
Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated succeeds in breathing new life into this cult game, bringing it to a new generation of players the best way possible.
33bits - Jon Andoni Ortiz - Spanish - 80 / 100
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated, in addition to a really long title, is a familiar platform with certain items to collect. Completely renovated and with added content, it is a perfect game for this summer. Its reduced price makes the set even more appetizing.
Atomix - Sebastian Quiroz - Spanish - 80 / 100
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated breathes new life into one of the best games of 2003. It is a remake that any fan of the yellow sponge or the original game should not miss.
FingerGuns - Rossko Keniston - 8 / 10
Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated is probably one my favourite 3D platformers of the generation, offering up an experience that’s more Ratchet & Clank than Yooka-Laylee.
Game Revolution - Paul Tamburro - 4 / 5 stars
While SpongeBob fans will undoubtedly be happy to play through a game that retains the show’s sense of humor and colorful animation, its solid platforming and the freedom it provides players with to explore its diverse levels make it one of the better remakes we’ve seen.
GamingTrend - David Flynn - 80 / 100
Rehydrated is a wonderful remake of an incredibly fun game. The humor and joyful platforming will have you smiling ear to ear, even if the game has more than a few technical problems.
God is a Geek - Mick Fraser - 8 / 10
Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated is a masterful re-up of a genuinely fun game that will appeal to old fans and newcomers alike.
MSPoweruser - Philip Hayton - 8 / 10
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom was a masterclass in how to handle a licenced game, so it comes as no surprise that Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated is a complete joy. In recreating this cartoon cult classic, THQ and Purple Lamp Studios have facilitated access to an important part of SpongeBob’s history to old fans and a new generation alike. It’s great to see interest in light-hearted platforming experiences make a comeback, especially when considering the market is overwhelmingly filled with adult experiences, much to the frustration of parents.
NoobFeed - Adam Siddiqui - 80 / 100
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated gives this cult classic a second chance at fame and you don't want to miss out this time.
PlayStation Universe - Garri Bagdasarov - 8 / 10
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated is not only a good platformer its a great example of a game taking full advantage of its license. Fans of platformers will sure enjoy their time in Bikini Bottom, but fans of the franchise will gobble it up. Battle for Bikini Bottom features plenty of action and humor to carry your through the 15-hour campaign and some of its puzzles are definitely headscratchers, which is more then you can ask for in a solid platformer.
Shacknews - Sam Chandler - 8 / 10
It’s a solid execution on a game that has only grown with popularity since its release. For those ‘90s kids out there, it offers a moment of relaxation, a short break to slip back to a time that was a bit easier than now. Much like SpongeBob, I need it.
TrustedReviews - Jade King - 4 / 5 stars
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated is a welcome return for a licensed platforming great. It's wonderfully faithful to the original release while ensuring it has the visual fidelity to stand alongside modern adventures in the genre. While I would have loved an expansion of its levels and a more robust multiplayer offering, this is a remake I believe is essential for platforming fans.
Video Chums - A.J. Maciejewski - 8 / 10
Whether you played SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom back in the day or not, there's no denying that this Rehydrated version is something special. Overall, it's a classic 3D platformer that feels fresh and fun in today's gaming scene.
IGN Italy - Italian - 7.8 / 10
A good remake with some extra. A little bit clumsy in some part, but funny and perfect for SpongeBob fans.
The Games Machine - Simone Rampazzi - Italian - 7.8 / 10
The "rehydrated" version of Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is an all-round entertainment product for a younger audience, who can take the opportunity to learn about the franchise, or on the other hand consolidate it with an original and fun adventure to play. Also confirmed by my teenage double, who enjoyed playing it from start to finish.
Cultured Vultures - Darryl Edge - 7.5 / 10
Spongebob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated isn’t the most complex or challenging platformer in existence but offers enough variety to still be as F.U.N as it was in 2003.
Easy Allies - Bradley Ellis - 7.5 / 10
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated is a faithful remake that wonderfully updates aspects of the original for a new generation.
GBAtemp - Stephen Peddigrew - 7.5 / 10
Battle for Bikini Bottom isn’t an exemplary 3D platformer in and of itself, but it’s above average for licensed games and its clear passion for the SpongeBob property sets it apart. The Rehydrated remaster is a wonderfully accurate port that makes it accessible for old and new fans alike.
NintendoWorldReport - Willem Hilhorst - 7.5 / 10
It's been a long time since I’ve played a great licensed game, but Spongebob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated is a joy to play.
Sirus Gaming - Lexuzze Tablante - 7.5 / 10
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated still kept what was adored about its whimsical atmosphere that the 2003 original offered while giving fans and new players something fresh.
WellPlayed - Kieron Verbrugge - 7.5 / 10
Despite a lacklustre audio treatment and throwaway new content, this underrated 3D platformer makes a surprising return that looks fantastic and plays better than ever
Area Xbox - David Jarquin - Spanish - 7.3 / 10
SpongeBob Squarepants Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated, brings back the most praised game of the franchise, with updated visuals and audio. If you liked the cartoon or the original release. Is bound to bring a smile to your face, but not without some problems
But Why Tho? - Jason Flatt - 7 / 10
Whether you have nostalgia for the original or not, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated is a genuinely worthwhile game to pick up in 2020 and enjoy. It offers enough to do to warrant the price tag and is certainly a step-up in terms of presentation compared to the original. While it doesn’t offer much new, what it does offer is a great looking, smooth playing action-platformer from the tail-end of the Golden Age of Collectathons.
COGconnected - Rhett Waselenchuk - 70 / 100
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DarkZero - Ian Howarth - 7 / 10
It's fair to say Battle for Bikini Bottom was hardly a revelation back in 2003 and it's definitely not one now, even with the cult popularity the original has gained due to the speedrunning community.
DualShockers - Cameron Hawkins - 7 / 10
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated is a nostalgia-filled time machine that brings back the golden age of the license while adding a fresh coat of paint.
GameGrin - Jamie Davies - 7 / 10
Even with its many imperfections, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated ultimately succeeds as an attempt to spruce up a 17-year old game. It doesn't stand alongside the 3D platforming greats, but it's a fantastic, humour-filled tribute to a beloved show. People less familiar with the yellow sea sponge's exploits will find it harder to overlook the creaky, PlayStation 2-era quirks. It looks better, but that doesn't mean it plays better than it did 17 years ago.
GameZone - Cade Onder - 7 / 10
Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated definitely shows its age in this "remake". It has a weirdly structured story, a few poor boss fights, some bizarre bugs, and some other elements that could've used some proper touch-ups. That said, it still delivers on being a fun and easily accessible platformer that captures the heart and soul of the beloved Nickelodeon cartoon.
Gamer Escape - Michelle Kruse - 7 / 10
Playing Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated is a fun enough time if you’re looking for a nostalgia kick with better graphics and if you’re a fan of the genre already you just might enjoy a trip to Bikini Bottom yourself.
Hardcore Gamer - Kevin Dunsmore - 3.5 / 5
Nickelodeon and Stephen Hillenburg stumbled upon something unique when they created SpongeBob SquarePants. SpongeBob's infectious positivity has allowed the show to continue to this day and spawn numerous films and games alongside it.
LevelUp - Pedro Pérez Cesari - Spanish - 7 / 10
Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom was never an exceptional platformer - we can even accuse it of being generic - and that remains in its version Rehydrated. What also does not change in this remake is that it is a project that makes good use of its source material. It also looks better with much needed graphical upgrades. A good remake for a decent game.
Nintendo Enthusiast - Steven Rollins - 7 / 10
Ultimately, SpongeBob fanatics and hardcore platforming fans won't want to miss this release, but otherwise, you need not rush out to get it.
Nintendo Life - Mitch Vogel - 7 / 10
Considering the long-reaching cultural impact that the SpongeBob cartoon has had on modern pop culture, it’s nice to see that the franchise got at least one solid video game that properly represents the unique draw of SpongeBob and his friends.
Push Square - Stephen Tailby - 7 / 10
SpongeBob Rehydrated is a vibrant remake of a much loved PS2 platformer. It's a little rough around the edges, but it's a solid effort that brings back a type of game that's all too rare on modern machines. The simple fun of collecting, bashing enemies, and exploring a beloved location is very much here, and fans young and old will get a kick out of this underwater excursion.
SwitchWatch - Jason Capp - 7 / 10
Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated is a lovely remake of the original and something fans will be really excited about. Despite its flaws, it is sill a lot of fun to play and will provide loads of entertainment for families who enjoy the yellow and porous mascot.
Worth Playing - Andreas Salmen - 7 / 10
SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated is a fun collect-a-thon platformer. It has tons of collectibles, and it successfully manages to update an old fan favorite in a franchise that has been idle for a while. It's not a perfect comeback by any means, but it's solid with tight controls and fun stages that will entertain fans of SpongeBob and anyone looking for a good platformer. Given its fair release price and the content on offer, it's definitely worth a look, although it could've turned out more polished than it did.
Zoomg - Ali Goudarzi - Persian - 7 / 10
SpongeBob and his fellow friends are in for an 8th gen remake of a good old early 2000s title. The game is filled with tons of fun. Gameplay-wise and story-wise, you're in for something great. BFBB remake is a great looking title too but the game suffers from lots of loading screens, bugs and game breaking glitches. With technical issues being black sheep of the game's dawn side, Which are so disappointing for an 8th gen remake, the boring multiplayer comes into play! With all being said and done, BFBB Rehydrated is so fun to play. Having a little kid or little brothesister, let them enjoy this game. If you're a big fan of SpongeBob's adventures, give this game a go. You're gonna enjoy the hell out if it!
BaziCenter - Amin Bala Zadeh - Persian - 6.5 / 10
Spongebob Squarepants is a fun and colorful experience with simple yet diverse gameplay that keeps its momentum until the end, and it would have been a great title if not for its dated visuals.
Critical Hit - Brad Lang - 6.5 / 10
A faithful remake that takes an average collect-a-thon of a bygone era and never really does much to improve it aside from some added content and spruced up visuals, Battle for Bikini Bottom is let down by its monotonous gameplay and loose controls.
Press Start - Brodie Gibbons - 6.5 / 10
Battle for Bikini Bottom, despite offering a fair bit of fun, is a testament of antiquated design and, for better or worse, feels entirely like the game you remember from your childhood. There’s certainly a fun afternoon to be had ruining Plankton’s plot to rule Bikini Bottom while spotting the show’s many references with a keen eye, though ultimately Rehydrated is D.O.A.—dry on arrival.
Bazimag - Sina Golab Zade - Persian - 6.2 / 10
This is a remake with updated visuals, adding some of the original’s cut content and a horde mode! But the core gameplay mechanics feel very outdated and maybe instead of adding a multiplayer mode, more time should’ve been spent on updating the gameplay.
Destructoid - CJ Andriessen - 6 / 10
With a remake, all of this, along with the often questionable level design, could have been corrected. But with SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated aiming to be as faithful to the original as possible, these issues only serve as a reminder of how much better the industry has become at making 3D platformers.
GameSkinny - Joseph Yaden - 6 / 10 stars
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated hits you with nostalgia, but that's not enough to carry it forward in 2020.
GameSpew - Becca S. - 6 / 10
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated still feels like the classic version – for better and for worse.
GameSpace - Garrick D. Raley - 5 / 10
Rehydrated doesn’t offer up more than a few hours-worth of content to distract from the doldrum. It took me roughly 8 hours to beat the story, but it would probably take up to 12 to collect everything. If you’re looking for a new game to play in quarantine, this isn’t it. Despite the nostalgia, I honestly can’t recommend this game to anyone except for families with small children. There’s no penalty for dying, except for having to backtrack through areas, and the combat is simplistic enough that any kid will be able to pick it up easily.
IGN - Jonathon Dornbush - 5 / 10
SpongeBob: SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated sinks under its reverence to nostalgia.
TechRaptor - William Worrall - 5 / 10
A clunky adventure that will only appeal to hardcore fans thanks to its antiquated gameplay and ho-hum additions.
Rapid Reviews UK - Domenic Paolo - 2 / 5 stars
SpongeBob SquarePants is a household name in entertainment today, not only due to the television series but also due to the associated video games, with Battle for Bikini Bottom being the most illustrious title of the bunch. Released initially nearly seventeen years ago at the end of 2003 for Playstation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PC, and Game Boy Advance, the game has long-lived love lingering around to this day; therefore, publishers THQ Nordic and developers Purple Lamp Studios decided it would be keen to reinvent the game and bring it to modern consoles.
We Got This Covered - Eric Hall - 2 / 5 stars
A fresh coat of paint can't disguise the fact that SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated is just a remake of an unremarkable platformer that hasn't exactly aged well.
GameSpot - Funké Joseph - 2 / 10
Nostalgia and a new paint job aren't enough to save you from the dull, frustrating, and wonky experience that is SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated.
Entertainium - Eduardo Rebouças - Unscored
For anyone feeling nostalgic for Spongbob and crew, there’s plenty to enjoy in Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated.
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2020.06.22 01:59 TheGasMask4 The Last of Us Part II - Review Thread Part II

Game Information

Game Title: The Last of Us Part II
Platforms:
Trailers:
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 95 average - 98% recommended - 106 reviews

Critic Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 10 / 10
Areajugones - Juan Linares - Spanish - 10 / 10
Ars Technica - Kyle Orland - Unscored
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish - 98 / 100
Attack of the Fanboy - Kyle Hanson - 5 / 5 stars
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly - 9.2 / 10
BaziCenter - Mohammad Talebian - Persian - 10 / 10
CGMagazine - Cole Watson - 9 / 10
COGconnected - Paul Sullivan - 100 / 100
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 9.7 / 10
Cheat Code Central - 4.8 / 5
Critical Hit - Brad Lang - 10 / 10
CultureJam - Blair Loveday - 95 / 100
Cultured Vultures - Jimmy Donnellan - 6.5 / 10
DASHGAMER.com - Michael Pulman - 10 / 10
Daily Mirror - Lloyd Coombes - 5 / 5 stars
Daily Star - Dom Peppiatt - 5 / 5 stars
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 8.5 / 10
Digital Chumps - Ben Sheene - 10 / 10
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 5 / 5 stars
EGM - Josh Harmon - 10 / 10
Easy Allies - Michael Huber - 9.5 / 10
Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Mind-blown
Eurogamer - Oli Welsh - Essential
Everyeye.it - Francesco Fossetti - Italian - 10 / 10
GRYOnline.pl - Polish - 10 / 10
Gadgets 360 - Akhil Arora - 9 / 10
Game Informer - Andy McNamara - 10 / 10
Game Rant - Anthony Taormina - 5 / 5 stars
Game Revolution - Michael Leri - 3.5 / 5 stars
GameByte - Lara Jackson - 9 / 10 stars
GameMAG - Александр Логинов - Russian - 9 / 10
GamePro - Linda Sprenger - German - 97 / 100
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 10 / 10
GameSpot - Kallie Plagge - 8 / 10
GameXplain - Mind-blown
Gameblog - Thomas Pillon - French - 10 / 10
Gamer's Palace - Manuel Eichhorn - German - 80 / 100
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 9 / 10
Gamers Heroes - Johnny Hurricane - 80 / 100
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - Chinese - 10 / 10
GamesBeat - Dean Takahashi - 95 / 100
GamesRadar+ - Alex Avard - 5 / 5 stars
Gaming Nexus - Rob Larkin - 9.5 / 10
GamingBolt - Shubhankar Parijat - 10 / 10
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 100 / 100
Geek Culture - Jake Su - 9.8 / 10
Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 8.5 / 10
God is a Geek - Adam Cook - 10 / 10
Guardian - Keza MacDonald - 5 / 5 stars
GuiltyBit - Dani Viñambres - Spanish - 10 / 10
Hardcore Gamer - Kevin Dunsmore - 5 / 5
Hobby Consolas - Álvaro Alonso - Spanish - 99 / 100
IGN - Jonathon Dornbush - 10 / 10
IGN Italy - Giovanni Marrelli - Italian - 9.5 / 10
IGN Spain - David Soriano - Spanish - 9 / 10
INDIANTVCZ - Tereza Krečová - Czech - 10 / 10
Impulsegamer - Andrew Bistak - 5 / 5
Kotaku - Riley MacLeod - Unscored
LevelUp - Luis Sánchez - Spanish - 9.5 / 10
M3 - Raphael Cano Felix - Swedish - 5 / 5 stars
Merlin'in Kazanı - Ersin Kılıç - Turkish - 95 / 100
Metro GameCentral - 9 / 10
Nerdburglars - Dan Hastings - 9.5 / 10
New Game Network - Alex Varankou - 80 / 100
Next Gen Base - Ben Ward - 10 / 10
Nexus - Vincent Kühl - 9 / 10
NoobFeed - Adam Siddiqui - 80 / 100
Oyungezer Online - İpek Atam - Turkish - 9.5 / 10
PSX Brasil - Paulo Roberto Montanaro - Portuguese - 98 / 100
Paste Magazine - Natalie Flores - 9.5 / 10
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 10 / 10
Player2.net.au - Matt Hewson - A-
Polygon - Maddy Myers - Unscored
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 10 / 10
PowerUp! - David Milner - 8.8 / 10
Press Start - Brodie Gibbons - 9.5 / 10
Push Square - Sammy Barker - 10 / 10
Remote Play - Rayyan Javeed - 10 / 10
Rocket Chainsaw - Adam Ghiggino - 4.5 / 5 stars
SECTOR.sk - Matúš Štrba - Slovak - 9 / 10
Saudi Gamer - Arabic - 9 / 10
Screen Rant - 5 / 5 stars
Shacknews - Josh Hawkins - 9 / 10
Sirus Gaming - Jarren Navarrete - 9.5 / 10
Skill Up - Ralph Panebianco - Unscored
SomHráč.sk - Martin Kubeš - Czech - 99 / 100
Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 10 / 10
Spiel Times - Caleb Wysor - 9 / 10
Stevivor - Steve Wright - 8 / 10
Tech Advisor - Dominic Preston - 5 / 5 stars
Telegraph - Dan Silver - 5 / 5 stars
The Games Machine - Daniele Cucchiarelli - Italian - 9.5 / 10
TheSixthAxis - Jim Hargreaves - 10 / 10
Too Much Gaming - Carlos Hernandez - 9 / 10
TrustedReviews - Jade King - 5 / 5 stars
USgamer - Kat Bailey - 4.5 / 5 stars
VG247 - Kirk McKeand - 5 / 5 stars
Video Chums - A.J. Maciejewski - 9 / 10
Video Game Sophistry - Andy Borkowski - 8 / 10
VideoGamer - Joshua Wise - 9 / 10
Wccftech - Kai Powell - 9.5 / 10
We Got This Covered - Todd Rigney - 5 / 5 stars
WellPlayed - Zach Jackson - 9.5 / 10
Worth Playing - Chris Barnes - 9.5 / 10
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2020.06.19 17:57 SaintRidley Wrestling Observer Rewind ★ January 25, 1988

January 25, 1988
Going through old issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and posting highlights in my own words, continuing in the footsteps of daprice82. For anyone interested, I highly recommend signing up for the actual site at f4wonline and checking out the full archives.
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1987
FUTURE YEARS ARCHIVE:
The Complete Observer Rewind Archive by daprice82
1-4-1988 1-11-1988 1-18-1988
  • February 5 could be the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning of this current wrestling war. No doubt about it that McMahon’s Main Event will be a big success, especially with Andre vs. Hogan headlining and lots of publicity. There’s a good chance it cracks the top 15 weekly ratings, but that’s where things get tricky. If it succeeds, WWF will want to do it again, as will networks. Does this then mean weekly prime time wrestling? Just four years ago it was almost unthinkable that pro wrestling would be on network tv at all, and WWF has had a run of successes all through 1987. They’re firing on all cylinders and drawing big ratings with everything, and that’s the sort of thing networks find appealing. Could this lead to network tv for Crockett? Probably not - no way would Crockett give up the creative control necessary to make their show fit for network tv, and no network would have “you-know-who” (I’m guessing Dusty?) as the showcased star. Dave expects that if this show is a success, we may see WWF getting offered a weekly network deal by fall of 1989 to combat falling ratings (doesn’t that sound like Fox in 2019 making a deal with WWE?). The question is if WWF can put on interesting weekly tv shows long enough to keep interest in the long-term, and Dave’s not sure they can do that. He also isn’t sure Vince will be smart enough to avoid the trap of weekly network tv if the opportunity is there. On the other hand, whatever time they did get would be very lucrative for the duration. So would passing it up even be the smart move? Wrestling as a whole could fall to scandal at any moment, so is the long-term really worth considering too hard?
  • Focusing on the event itself, Andre and Hogan have big pressure on them. Andre’s condition means they can’t do a good match on their own, so they need a good finish and need to gimmick their way around the limitations. Hogan winning cleanly is the bad option - it would kill interest in Hogan’s match for Wrestlemania because nobody will be able to get over to Andre levels to be believable. Andre winning with Hogan challenging at Wrestlemania is the most discussed scenario, but Dave wonders if they’ll mortalize Hogan. It’s a hell of a needle to thread.
  • At the time of writing, Rumble vs. Bunkhouse is one week away. Dave fully expects Crockett’s ppv to fail, based on all indications he has. Dave’s pessimistic about their ppv numbers and the number of homes they’ll clear, and they’ve done a terrible job at hyping things up. The fact of the matter is this: every cable company will compare their performance to WWF (an unfair comparison), and that’s just going to not look good for Crockett. Failure here will make it harder to get the Crockett Cup carried, especially if WWF puts the pressure on after Wrestlemania. One of the companies Dave has contacts with has given indication that the Bunkhouse Stampede isn’t selling at all with them, which is not a good sign.
  • The Midnight Rockers are AWA Tag Team Champions. The December 27 match in Vegas ended with a double pin and the referee awarded the match to the Midnight Express. They’ve since announced that decision was overturned and the Rockers are champions. The real reason is that the Midnight Express have quit the AWA. Randy Rose wasn’t making enough money and wanted a guaranteed contract to keep him coming up from Georgia, and Condrey (who had a guaranteed contract) got his contract cut. So Condrey quit immediately, and Verne apparently didn’t want to keep using them so he didn’t even want to bring them back to do the job. Dave’s not sure where Paul E. Dangerously stands in this, but he’s heard stories indicating he’s still with them and that he’s split from them. Either way, he wasn’t at the most recent AWA taping. The Rockers are still mostly wrestling in Memphis, but expect that to change soon.
  • Good news for Crockett: their tv ratings seem to have stopped dropping and they might be rebounding. Their syndicated package has returned to the top 15 (coming in at number 14, two spots behind the All-Star Wrestling Network package which has 65 fewer stations it’s available on). So it’s good for Crockett that they’re improving, but that comparison to the ASW network means there’s still lots of room for improvement. WWF came in fourth place with their syndicated package.
  • All Japan Women has a big challenge ahead of them as both Dump Matsumoto and Yukari Omori arintend to retire in the Spring. AJW has a retirement rule in place where wrestlers are expected/made to retire at 26, and Omori just turned 26 last week. Matsumoto is 27, but they had waived the rule for her due to her drawing power and because they had no one to take her spot as a top heel. So this past year was spent building Bull Nakano and Condor Saito for that role, and the goal is to phase out Dump over the next two months. Dump, like Devil Masami, reportedly wants to continue wrestling and may tour North America. If used correctly, Dave believes she could make women’s wrestling in the U.S. and gain one of the biggest cult followings in all of wrestling. She’d need to be given the push and let completely loose for it to work, but “her gimmickry is such that she would actually get over more in the U.S. than in Japan.” Dave’s seen how Americans react to her in Japan and how they go to AJW shows just to see her (and more Americans go to AJW shows than go to either New Japan or All Japan), and he really thinks Dump has the potential to be among the biggest things going in America if she were to come over, on the same level as the Road Warriors. The Jumping Bomb Angels have been doing fantastically in WWF, so there could be a spot for Dump there. The only problem is it would mean phasing out most every American woman they have, because the only one they really have who can keep up is Leilani Kai. Anyway, Omori and Matsumoto retiring would mean five of the eight biggest draws for AJW would no longer be working there, leaving Bull Nakano, Lioness Asuka, and Chigusa Nagayo to carry things along as they try to develop new draws.
  • [Memphis] Another week, another week with neither Lawler nor Bill Dundee turning heel. Their January 11 match (ring vs. $5,000) ended in a ref bump and the visual was Dundee pinning Lawler, until Terry Taylor ran in and hit Dundee with a DDT, then beat up Lawler and the match was a no contest.
  • [Memphis] For January 18 they have Lawler putting up his ring against Curt Hennig’s AWA Title. Lawler’s talking about this as any kind of loss will result in Hennig getting the ring, and Dave wouldn’t be surprised if Hennig drops the belt, probably to drop it back to Hennig in Vegas in February at the next tv tapings.
  • [AWA] The last show in the Minneapolis Auditorium will be on February 4 and is being billed as Old Timers Night. They’re bringing in Dick the Bruiser, Kenny Jay, Leo Nomellini, Bronko Nagurski, Billy Robinson, Dr. X, Red Bastien, and Butch Levy for guest appearances, and Curt Hennig vs. Greg Gagne will be the AWA Title match. Otherwise the card is a mystery.
  • Nord the Barbarian’s car commercials have made him the most over wrestler in the Twin Cities after Hogan. AWA is, of course, afraid to push him too much lest he leave and it winds up hurting them. Nord doesn’t work dates outside Minnesota, even.
  • Due to the Winter Olympics coming to Calgary next month, Stampede’s going to have to move from their usual spot in the Pavilion. The Pavilion seats 2000 people, and their shows in February will be in a 1000 seat building.
  • Southern Championship Wrestling’s second tv taping drew 400 and had a couple highlights. Dick Slater said in a promo that when he was through with SCW he’d be more hated than Bill Watts. The other highlight was Bruiser BRody accidentally calling Grizzly Boone Grizzly Smith. The promotion’s figurehead president also confiscated Paul E. Dangerously’s mobile phone.
  • Global in Florida now has Gordon Solie doing tv for them. The Malenko brothers are the best workers, and Solie talks about how much the fans are booing those dastardly Russians even as they get nothing but cheers and are the most over guys in the promotion.
  • The UWF (Japan version) has folded and is closing up, and that’s the only real news in New Japan. The UWF was Akira Maeda and his friends negotiating as a group with New Japan and they had their own business office. With Maeda gone from New Japan, the group has dissolved and been fully absorbed into NJPW. Kazuo Yamazaki is being kept on, and Maeda will probably return in the future. UWF guys will now stop wrestling a different style and won’t sell UWF merchandise at shows anymore.
  • [New Japan] Inoki and Fujinami are teaming again. Dave finds this pretty unsatisfactory and indicative of how any success New Japan is having right now is in spite of their booking, not because of it. They teamed, feuded, never had a singles match, and are now teaming again all without the feud ever coming to anything or getting resolved. Irritating.
  • [World Class] The Freebirds (King Parsons, Terry Gordy, and Buddy Roberts) won the WCCW 6-man tag titles on January 4. The former champs were Kevin Von Erich, Steve Simpson, and Chris Adams. Matt Borne subbed for Kevin in the match as the Birds attacked Von Erich backstage and left him injured, but he came out during the match to interfere and cause a disqualification. And in WCCW titles change on disqualification, so yeah. Anyway, extra funny for Dave is how pointlessly they lied on commentary in the match where Kevin, Steve, and Chris won the titles on Christmas in the first place. They called it the finals of a tournament being held around the country over the past several months, but everyone knows Simpson was out for several months because of a torn retina and only just came back. Not to mention the other guys involved who were either in Japan, not working for World Class, or otherwise occupied. Lying’s baked into the DNA of the business, but that doesn’t mean everything you say has to be a lie.
  • World Class is pushing Ken Mantell’s wrestling school hard on the air. They’re calling it the World Class Academy of Wrestling. It was formerly known as the UWF training center.
  • Mantell’s come up with a hell of a gimmick match idea, and it’ll be the feature on the January 22 Dallas show for WCCW: the Thunderdome match. It’s a ten man elimination tornado cage match pitting Kevin & Kerry Von Erich, the Fantastics, and Chris Adams against the Freebirds, Jack Victory, and John Tatum. There are five sets of handcuffs in each corner, and when a man gets pinned he gets handcuffed to the ropes. When all five members of a team are cuffed, the winners get the keys and can uncuff their guys, after which the referee will leave the ring and they get five minutes to beat up the cuffed and defenseless losers. Dave thinks this sounds like a great match concept and expects a sellout on the strength of it (and no, as much as he’s been ragging on WCCW, there’s no sarcasm there at all - he’s genuinely positive on this).
  • Word this week on WCCW’s ownership is that Mantell owns 30%, but the company’s been restructured and he’s Managing General Partner and calls all the shots. Fritz has called at least one shot, though so…
  • Steve Corey had been helping revive WCCW’s business with spot shows, but some of his ideas lately have been not great. He recently promoted one in combination with a Martina Navratilova vs. Chris Evert-Lloyd tennis exhibition, and Dave thinks there can’t be anything dumber than trying to put in one show a women’s tennis exhibition with pro wrestling. Fortunately the tennis players balked and the show wound up canceled, but jeez.
  • **Last note from WCCW: on the January 4 show they had Brian Adias and Frankie Lancaster vs. Missing Link and Bill Irwin in a first blood match between Wild West and WCCW representatives. Link and Irwin won, and Bill Mercer went on and on about how it was a win for Wild West over World Class, which has Dave thinking at least Crockett did one thing right with their UWF vs. NWA angle. There Crockett had NWA win and come out on top and look superior, which was stupid, but smarter than scuttling Wild West, then having Wild West look better than World Class anyway. The galaxy brain move would have been to not mention promotions at all.
  • WWC from Puerto Rico now airs on channel 41 out of Patterson, New Jersey in the New York area.
  • Dave got a line-up for a January 9 card in Pasadena, Florida for “Women’s Championship Wrestling.” Wendi Richter was listed as world champion, and Luna (Vachon) and Lock (Wenona Littleheart) are there as The Daughters of Darkness.
This appears to be from a bit earlier, but Women's Championship Wrestling
  • Dave’s calling off his hunch about Lawler winning the AWA Title in the short term.
  • [NWA] Dick Murdoch has a great match with Nikita Koloff. That alone is a big surprise, but he’s also giving hilarious promos and has become the highlight of the promotion. Dave doesn’t think their February 6 barbed wire match will be as good, but he’s pleasantly surprised about Murdoch putting on his working boots.
  • [NWA] Barry Windham vs. Tully Blanchard for the Western States Title on January 15 (to air January 23) was awful. It went almost half an hour, and 17 minutes in they did a bit where Barry injured his leg and limped for the rest of the match. Near the end, he did a flying clothesline and the referee counted to two before stopping, expecting the bell to ring for a time limit draw. But the bell didn’t ring. So he looked at a replay and called for the match to resume, only for Flair and Arn to run in, with Luger running in to make the save, with the Horsemen beating Luger up and wanting Windham to join them. Several fans jumped the rails and ran into the ring to attack the Horsemen and had to be dragged out, and in the end Luger and Windham shook hands. Dave says scrap any notions of Windham being the fourth horseman (he considers that Steve Williams probably has too many Japan commitments, and that really just leaves Ron Garvin which won’t happen), because it looks like they have no candidates lined up. Au contraire, Dave. They’re just slow-burning Windham’s heel turn. Wait until April.
Watch: Barry Windham vs. Tully Blanchard for the Western States Title
  • Once again we have a letter asking for coverage of POWW and GLOW. There’s more space in the issues now that Dave’s gone to two columns, so coverage of them and of more international wrestling from England, South Africa, and Mexico would be welcome. Seems like Dave’s got a small, but vocal subset of subscribers clamoring for more coverage of women’s wrestling at home as well as abroad.
  • Roddy Piper’s The Highwayman pilot is going to be picked up. Piper is probably not going to be involved in the series going forward, though. In other news, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, and Lex Luger were in a pilot for Canadian tv called “Learning the Ropes.” It’s about Lyle Alzado (who was also involved in the pilot for The Highwayman and also won’t be involved in the series going forward) as a single father schoolteacher with two kids who works as a wrestler on the weekends. They made four pilots and it’s set up as a half hour sitcom. Not sure yet if it’ll be picked up, but the letter writer who gives us these bits of info about these projects promises to let us know if she can find out.
  • Roddy Piper is also going to be the lead in John Carpenter’s next movie, which is a great sign for him having a future in Hollywood. It’s a little movie called They Live.
  • Iron Sheik appears to be returning to WWF. Dave expects him and Bubba Rogers to debut on the January 26-27 tapings.
  • Wrestlemania IV won’t be at the Superdome. Dave’s not sure where it will be, but the Superdome, Kingdome, and Silverdome are all booked for the NCAA basketball tournament. Dave’s been told they’ll be at a 20,000 seat arena, but only a few know for sure and they’re keeping their lips sealed.
  • Joel Watts (son of Bill) quit WWF’s tv crew and is apparently getting out of the wrestling business. I’m gonna blindly blame Kevin Dunn.
THURSDAY: Bunkhouse Finals and Royal Rumble, NWA bleeding talent, Starrcade buyrate revised, and more
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2020.06.16 16:14 LundgrensFrontKick Adam Sandler said he would make a terrible film if he didn't win a Best Actor Academy Award for Uncut Gems. To help him out, I analyzed his films and their movie posters to come up with a perfectly bad Sandler film entitled 'Jacked Up'

Adam Sandler said he would make a terrible film if he didn't win a Best Actor Academy Award for Uncut Gems. To help him out, I analyzed his films and their movie posters to come up with a perfectly bad Sandler film entitled 'Jacked Up'
Earlier in the year, Adam Sandler was a guest on Howard Stern’s show to discuss his starring role in the excellent Uncut Gems. During the interview, Sandler made a joke about what would happen if he didn’t win the Best Actor Academy Award. He told Howard:
“If I don’t get it, I’m going to f–king come back and do one again that is so bad on purpose just to make you all pay. That’s how I get them.”
In a bad news, bad news situation, Sandler wasn’t nominated, and he’s promised to make a terrible film (I’ll still watch it a few times regardless). In an effort to assist the Sandman with his terrible film, I dug through all of his films and analyzed their posters to come up with the objectively worst Sandler picture that could be made. Here it is:
  • Jacked Up
  • Directed by Dennis Dugan
  • Written By - Tim Herlihy
  • PG-13
  • Running Time: 135 minutes
  • Released on Netflix
  • Predicted Tomatometer score - 6%
  • Predicted IMDb score - 3.75
Adam Sandler plays a personal traineshoe salesman named Jack Goodheart who is married to Janet Goodheart (Also, Sandler, using a very off-putting voice). They travel to an exclusive resort in Costa Rica to attend his 30th high school anniversary during the fourth of July weekend. During the event, Rob Schneider (playing a terrorist) and his team of henchmen, hijack the event and take everyone hostage, including State Senator Chuck Finley (Terry Crews) and presidential candidate Casey Fitzpatrick (Maya Rudolph). During the melee, Jack and Janet escape, and the two use their past military experience and buff physiques to save the day. This PG-13 action-comedy is entitled “Jacked Up” and ends with a jet ski chase at the hotel’s lazy river pool that circles the hotel. The film is directed by Dennis Dugan, and co-stars Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Terry Crews, Steve Buscemi, Taylor Lautner, Luke Wilson, Peter Dinklage, Maya Rudolph, and Al Pacino.
Here's the first fan made poster. I'll add as more people share. Thank you Kelkith
Here is another fan made poster! Thank you TreMetal
Another very fun poster!
This is how I came up with the storyline. I pulled together his best and worst films to find patterns that appear. Here are Sandler's lowest rated films on Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb. I drew a lot of inspiration from them. Also, I tried to make this as objective as possible.
  • The Ridiculous 6 (0% TM) - Action Comedy - Action hero
  • Jack and Jill (3% - 3.3 IMDb) - Two Sandler's - Jet Ski scene - Married - Holiday
  • Grown Ups 2 (7%) - Reunited with old friends - Married
  • Bulletproof (8%) - Action comedy
  • The Cobbler (9%) - Shoe repairman
  • The Do-Over (10%) - Action Comedy - Reunited with old friend - Married
  • Grown Ups (10%) - Reunited with old friends - Holiday - Married
  • Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights (12%)- Takes place during a holiday
  • Blended (14%) - He’s a dad who travels to Africa
  • Going Overboard (1.8 IMDb) - Lots of terrible boat action
  • The Week Of (5.1 IMDb) families get together for a wedding
  • Sandy Wexler (5.1 IMDb) - Sandler pulls a unique voice (which isn’t statistically a good thing
Here’s all I research I compiled to create Jacked Up
  • A trademark of Sandler’s latest movies is that he likes to travel to beautiful locations to film (which is brilliant, and why not?). The Do-Over, Just Go With It, Blended, Grown Ups 1 & 2 and Murder Mystery are examples of his penchant for travel. The problem is, the films have a lower Tomatometer average (21.2%) than the films where he didn’t travel to nice locations (37.4%). This is why he travels in Jacked Up.
  • Sandler has several directors that he enjoys working with. Those Directors are Steven Brill, Dennis Dugan and Frank Coraci. Steven Brill (20%) has a lower Tomatometer average than Dennis Dugan (24%) and Frank Coraci (30%). However, Dugan is responsible for Jack & Jill, so I’m giving him the director’s chair. He did direct Happy Gilmore, so this could backfire on me. Frank Coraci directed The Ridiculous 6, but, I love the baseball scene and he also directed The Waterboy and The Wedding Singer.
  • Aside from You Don’t Mess With the Zohan (which is brilliant, and has a fun jet ski action scene), His action comedies are lackluster. Bulletproof (8%) and The Do-Over (9%) didn’t win him many points. That’s why Jacked Up features an action-centered plot.
  • His films featuring him as a married man have a 29% Tomatometer average. Movies featuring him as a single man have a 38% Average. Thus, the marriage to himself (think Jack & Jill) is included. It’s a double whammy
  • I picked Tim Herlihy to write because he wrote The Ridiculous Six, Grown Ups 2 and Pixels (8% average). I do love his Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer and The Waterboy scripts though
  • His PG-13 (29%) rated films have a lower Tomatometer average than his R (51%) and PG-rated (45%) films. For Netflix, M rating = R and TV-14 = PG-13
  • I included a pool because in Airheads he is a pool cleaner who thinks about swimming pools. Also, Grown Ups, The Do-Over, Jack and Jill feature swimming pools. They have low scores.
  • Movies that feature Sandler doing a voice have a lower Tomatometer score (24.8%) than his regular voiced roles (36%).
  • None of his Fresh films feature a jet ski - 50 first Dates (45%), Jack & Jill (3%) and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (37%) are all Rotten
  • In The Ridiculous Six, Grown Ups, The Do-Over, and Bulletproof he plays a totally capable man who isn’t an underdog like he is in Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore. So, he can’t be a doofus during the action scenes.
  • Randomly enough, Rob Schneider shouldn’t adopt some kind of stereotyped character because his makeup-less roles have a lower Tomatometer average (27.6%) than his stereotyped roles (32%).
  • His lowest rated movies on IMDb are Going Overboard (1.5), Jack & Jill (3.3), The Ridiculous 6 (4.8), Sandy Wexler (5.1) and The Week Of (5.1) - These movies feature water exploits, gun fights, weird voices, two Sandlers, and large gatherings. These things are all in Jacked Up.
  • *Bulletproof (*$25 million), Little Nicky ($39 million) and Blended ($46 million) are a few of his lowest grossing comedies. In these films, he uses a wild voice, goes on vacations and engages in action shenanigans. I left out movies like Spanglish and Reign Over Me because they aren’t traditional Sandler comedies. Also, Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore weren’t huge earners. However, they established him as a force of nature.
  • His first or last name couldn’t begin with an “R” - Howard Ratner (Uncut Gems), Henry Roth (50 First Dates), Robbie Hart (The Wedding Singer).
WHAT DOES THE POSTER NEED TO LOOK LIKE?
  • He cannot be centered on the poster. His best films Punch Drunk Love, Happy Gilmore, Funny People and Uncut Gems feature him centered on the poster. The Wedding Singer, Reign Over Me and The Meyerowitz Stories don’t have him centered. However, the movie posters that have centered have a 48% Tomatometer Average. The Posters that have him on the left have a 30% Tomatometer average. I’m going with that.
https://preview.redd.it/actfhq081a551.jpg?width=1000&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=9c8031c0894460b3d33ee218f96d31e80abcd3df
He' rarely centered in his "worst" films
https://preview.redd.it/7592qqi41a551.jpg?width=1000&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=ff647a066806a5dfbf516fd83ebff761d79621dc
  • There needs to be multiple people on the poster. When Sandler is alone on a poster, his movies have a 42% Tomatometer average. The movie posters with 4+ people have a 20% Tomatometer average. More is good.
  • In this poster he needs to be holding something random. In The Cobbler poster he is holding a coffee cup (this is important) and the movie has an 8% Tomatometer score. In The Wedding Singer (microphone) and Happy Gilmore (golf club) and The Waterboy (bucket, helmet) he is holding items related to his character. He needs to be holding something weird (like a can of sponsored coca-cola). Also, the posters that feature him holding an item (31%) have a lower Tomatometer score than the posters featuring him not holding anything (42%).

https://preview.redd.it/l6mzirud1a551.jpg?width=1000&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=d8ccf8ee14641d421c38e2c0775f00299e517d83
  • It’s best if his entire body is on the poster. The movie posters featuring a full-bodied Adam Sandler have a lower Tomatometer average (31%) than his partial body posters (43%).
  • Ideally, the title would be in the center, because Jack & Jill and The Ridiculous Six have somewhat centered titles.
Poster
  • Title centered
  • Sandler(s) on left side - Full body
  • At least six other characters on the poster
There you have it! I can't wait to watch Jacked Up.
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2020.06.15 14:51 IDKAROBOT AEW vs ROH SuperShow

//Keep in mind, this is in 2022 so some people are not currently on the Roster but I believe they will sign. That's why I will inform you what company they are in//
Arena: Staples Center
Attendance: 16,232
Date: January 1st 2022
Plot: At All Out on September 3rd, 2021 the main event of Brian Cage vs Kenny Omega for the AEW Championship was cut short when the lights shut off and Villian Enterprises were in the ring. There was also an interesting face as Jeff Cobb was there with them, staring down the Machine Brian Cage. The crowd went crazy as all 5 men began beating down the 2 in the ring before the Young Bucks and Hangman Page showed up to help Kenny Omega but that didnt work as Villain Enterprises and Jeff Cobb had reign supreme in this brawl The next Dynamite, The Elite opened the show off announcing that this meant war… ROH had created anarchy. Taz and Brian Cage then came out addressing their problems with The Elite. But they for sure had more problems with the Brand that just “invaded the AEW World Champion’s company, The Machine's Company” Taz said. Kenny then jumped in saying “We can hold our differences aside, for now we focus on RIng Of Honor” Marty hadn't showed up for a few weeks, until mid October Marty had stayed home. He came to Dynamite and challenged AEW to a Brand vs Brand SuperShow. Not wasting anytime, Cody had agreed on one condition… The Main Event had to be Marty vs Cody now Marty had no choice but to except it but now he needs a man to replace him in Villian Enterprises and Jeff Cobb vs The Elite which we still have no clue who that could be. Now after weeks of build up, Welcome to AEW vs ROH in Los Angeles.
Buy in Show
Match 1. Austin Aries (AEW) Def. PJ Black (ROH) Shane Taylor (ROH), Luchasaurus (AEW), Bandido (ROH) and Sammy Guevara (AEW) Hollywood's 6 man Gauntlet/ Number 1 contenders match @21:24
Match 2. Shaheem Ali (ROH) Def. Cima (AEW) @6:21
Match 3. Alex Shelley (ROH) Def. Chris Sabin (AEW) @12:00
Total Buy In Time @39:45 Main Show
Match 4. Jay Lethal (ROH) Def. EC3 (AEW) @19:54
Match 5. #FTR (AEW) Def. Hendry & Castle (ROH) @10:41
Match 6. Britt Baker (AEW) Def. Session Moth Martina (ROH), Maria Manic (ROH) and Kris Statlander (AEW) @8:44
Match 7. Death Triangle (AEW) Def. Mexa-Blood (ROH) @12:33
Match 8. Chris Jericho (AEW) Def. Rush (ROH) @9:56
Match 9. The Kingdom W/Maria (ROH) Def. Superbad Death Squad and Janela W/ Penelope Ford (AEW) @12:11
Match 10. Jon Moxley (AEW) Def. Chris Hero (ROH) @17:22
Match 11. The Briscoes (ROH) Def. Private Party (AEW), Life-Blood (ROH) and Pride & Powerful (AEW) @13:22
Match 12. MJF (AEW) Def. Jonathan Gresham (ROH) @11:43
Match 13. Dragon Lee (ROH) Def. Darby Allin (AEW) @9:18
Match 14. Brody King, Flip Gordon, PCO, Jeff Cobb & El Generico (ROH) Def. Adam Page, Kenny Omega, Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson & Brian Cage @30:09
Match 15 Marty Scrull W/ Angelina Love, Spanky, Low Ki & BJ Whitmer (ROH) vs Cody W/ Brandi Rhodes, Dustin Rhodes, DDP & QT Marshall (AEW). Ends in 60 minute draw @60:00
Record: 5-5-1 (Tie)
Total PPV Time: 3 hours 24 minutes 37 seconds
//With the ending of the show this will probably lead to a second show maybe even a series of weekly shows from an AEW & ROH Wa/
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2020.06.12 09:50 PSModerator The Last of Us Part II - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: The Last of Us Part II
Platforms:
Trailers:
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic - 96 average - 99% recommended - 93 reviews

Metacritic - 96 average based on 84 critics (81 positive, 3 mixed, 0 negative)

Critic Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 10 / 10
An incredible journey and a wonderful sequel. This is a huge step forward compared to the original game in terms of scale of the world, atmosphere, graphics, story and everything else. It will be tremendously difficult to compete with The Last of Us Part II for Game of the Year awards.
Areajugones - Juan Linares - Spanish - 10 / 10
The Last of Us 2 is a masterpiece that not only manages to stand toe to toe with the first entry, it even surpasses it. The story of TLOU2 introduces a narrative concept which is very different from what we are used to, and it keeps on surprising us again and again. Furthermore its landscapes, gameplay and visuals will forever remain with the players as the highest expression of videogames ever achieved on the PlayStation 4.
Ars Technica - Kyle Orland - Unscored
I don’t regret the time I spent back in the world of The Last of Us. But a big part of me was left wondering if its creators just should have left well enough alone.
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish - 98 / 100
One of the most outstanding video games of this generation
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly - 9.2 / 10
So being shackled to deviceless divulgence of the game's key drivers will be a challenge indeed, but it's one we're willing to take given The Last of Us Part II is arguably one of the year's biggest releases, and stands as something of a swansong for the PlayStation 4 as we sit ready to slide into the next generation.
CGMagazine - Cole Watson - 9 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is a perfectly paced emotional rollercoaster ride from start to finish and a worthy sequel that lives up to the original.
COGconnected - Paul Sullivan - 100 / 100
A truly brilliant package.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 9.7 / 10
Naughty Dog doesn't let anything open to wish for and delivers their next masterpiece with The Last of Us Part II. The amazingly well done staging of the story, breaches of taboos and the amount of new gameplay elements, as well as animations offers together one of the most exciting expierences of this console generation.
Critical Hit - Brad Lang - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is an exceptional experience from beginning to end, uniting its gameplay and narrative into a cohesive unit while also delivering some of the best writing and acting seen in a video game to date. It is undeniably one of the best games I've ever played.
CultureJam - Blair Loveday - 95 / 100
The Last of Us: Part II doesn’t have the same punch that experiencing the first game did, but it is an excellent sequel. Ellie has changed so much since we last saw her, and she changes more in front of us as you make your way through this horrifying landscape again. Also clickers still suck and wusses like me may need to put the controller down from time to time.
DASHGAMER.com - Michael Pulman - 10 / 10
What cannot be denied is that TLOU2 wraps all this up in an utterly fantastic gaming experience that can, and should be played in a multitude of different ways. By far the best PS4 exclusive, TLOU2 is a memorable and uncomfortable adventure that you simply must play to understand why it’s so annoyingly good.
Daily Star - Dom Peppiatt - 5 / 5 stars
Naughty Dog has done it again. The Last of Us Part 2 is a game that’s going to be talked about for a long time to come, and with good reason.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 8.5 / 10
Like the original Last of Us, some people are going to come away underwhelmed, but the story beats and the characters driving them are the main draw. Part II doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it gives us a lasting glimpse of a unique broken world full of broken people that's worth visiting time and time again.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 5 / 5 stars
It makes me wonder why we’re even bothering with a “next generation” at all.
EGM - Josh Harmon - 10 / 10
Whether or not you consider The Last of Us Part II to be a worthwhile continuation of Joel and Ellie's story, there's no doubt that Naughty Dog has crafted a sequel that's every bit as ambitious and well-considered as the original, with quite possibly the best stealth-action gameplay realized to date.
Easy Allies - Michael Huber - 9.5 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is an utterly essential tale about love and hate that takes a challenging look below the surface. *Review Copy Provided by PlayStation
Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Mind-blown
It’s violent, it’s raw, it’s shocking, but also sweet and full of love. It will break you and it will surprise you. It’s an absolute triumph.
Eurogamer - Oli Welsh - Essential
Can a slick, mainstream action game really reckon with the violence that drives it? The answer is yes - messily, but powerfully.
Everyeye.it - Francesco Fossetti - Italian - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is a monument to gaming and at the same time a productive miracle
Gadgets 360 - Akhil Arora - 9 / 10
The Last of Us 2 delivers where it counts. It's oppressing, it's brutal, and it's a sucker punch, by way of the positions it puts you in to drive home what a change of perspective can do. As it's said, every villain is the hero of their own story — and vice versa.
Game Informer - Andy McNamara - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is a monumental achievement in video game storytelling
Game Rant - Anthony Taormina - 5 / 5 stars
Developer Naughty Dog builds on its post-apocalyptic opus with The Last of Us Part 2, delivering incredible visuals and an emotional story.
Game Revolution - Michael Leri - 3.5 / 5 stars
The first half’s semi-aimless and methodical pacing drags in its latter half as it bites off more story than it can comfortably chew and then spends too many hours trying to flesh out each one of its many beats.
GameByte - Lara Jackson - 9 / 10 stars
Whether you love or hate The Last of Us Part 2, it’s guaranteed to be a game that keeps people talking for years to come.
GameMAG - Александр Логинов - Russian - 9 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is the highest point of the PlayStation 4. The plot is controversial, but the game is incredible addictive adventure of Ellie, from which it is impossible to pull away from the opening and to the very end.
GamePro - Linda Sprenger - German - 97 / 100
A gripping survival action adventure game with an exciting and emotional story that hits the heart and the stomach alike.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is Naughty Dog’s magnum opus; the result of years spent mastering its craft.
GameSpot - Kallie Plagge - 8 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is messy, bleak, and brutal.
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Gameblog - Thomas Pillon - French - 10 / 10
Have we ever seen such a cutting sequel ? Seven years after the first episode, The Last of Us Part II is a true masterpiece, at every level : not only has Naughty Dog released a bigger, richer, longer and darker adventure, but its surprising story plays wickedly with the fans hopes, and question the very nature of roles, and what humanity should stand for. If only more AAA games could chosse for such strong choices despite the consequences, the media would surely be more interesting. Released at the very end of the PlayStation 4 cycle, The Last of Us Part II feels like the definitive synthesis of this generation.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 9 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is the definitive technical achievement for the Playstation 4, it does a beautiful job of humanizing the characters as well as their perspectives.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - Chinese - 10 / 10
Considered it's one of the most anticipated games in 2020, I knew the game would be great before I actually started. What really surprised me is it's even better than I have thought. The Last Of Us: Part II is not only the greatest masterpiece Naughty Dog has ever made but also the best story-driven video game of all time.
GamesBeat - Dean Takahashi - 95 / 100
The improvements that Naughty Dog made in gameplay and graphics showed that they were able to completely overhaul a system that wasn't all that bad to begin with, and the result was gameplay that kept me entertained even though it was the longest game that Naughty Dog had ever made. As I said, the action in this game is intense, grueling, and raw.
GamesRadar+ - Alex Avard - 5 / 5 stars
Naughty Dog's PS4 swansong is an astonishing, absurdly ambitious epic that goes far and beyond what we could have imagined for a sequel to an all-time classic.
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 100 / 100
The Last of Us Part II is a stunningly beautiful and impeccably written story of family, consequences, horror, and loss. It pulls you in and holds tight, forging a deeper connection with Ellie, her fellow survivors, and the hostile world in which they live. From start to finish, this could be the best game on the PlayStation 4 -- ever.
Geek Culture - Jake Su - 9.8 / 10
The Last of Us Part II justifies its existence with a truly stunning delivery of a strong narrative, coupled with great gameplay, and excellent worldbuilding.
Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 8.5 / 10
Naughty Dog’s questionable marketing for The Last of Us Part II makes you believe one thing is happening in the game. However, it is not the case. There’s a lot more to love here than meets the eye. While the game’s plot has some major holes in it and never actually gets anywhere, the gameplay has seen a major improvement. It is also one of the most visually captivating games on the market and at times I could not believe it was running on the hardware. The Last Of Us Part II is a game you would want to play and you should. Even if it is once. It will play with your emotions and deliver some intense inner conflict. The series is known for. It is just a pity the plot was trying so hard to be outstanding it often feels rushed and forgettable.
God is a Geek - Adam Cook - 10 / 10
A genuine work of art, The Last of Us Part II is Naughty Dog's best game, bravest story, and proof that games can put players through the emotional wringer. A compelling yet devastating masterpiece.
Guardian - Keza MacDonald - 5 / 5 stars
This intense game set in a post-disaster world poses moral questions about the motivations for violence and is brilliantly acted by its human contributors
GuiltyBit - Dani Viñambres - Spanish - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part ii is a masterpiece. Ellie's final look at her predecessor did not indicate an end, but the beginning of an even starker story.
Hardcore Gamer - Kevin Dunsmore - 5 / 5
The Last of Us left a memorable impression.
Hobby Consolas - Álvaro Alonso - Spanish - 99 / 100
After going through the valley of the shadow of death, The Last of Us Part II comes out as a wayfaring stranger from future days. It's a technical and narrative triumph that defies some of the most basic concepts of the video game. It's brutally beautiful and painfully violent, it's capable of the best and the worst. It's a masterpiece.
IGN - Jonathon Dornbush - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part 2 is a masterpiece that evolves the gameplay, cinematic storytelling, and rich world design of the original in nearly every way.
Impulsegamer - Andrew Bistak - 5 / 5
The Last of Us Part II is finally here and if you're a fan of the original, the next chapter of the game is even more moving and riveting. For newcomers, it will make you want to play the original and best of all, there is a remastered version available. The Last of Us Part II is also quite a well-crafted game from start to finish and whether its the perfect graphics, the clever world-building elements or the moving and powerful narrative, it all comes together and really makes you invested in the next chapter of Ellie.
Kotaku - Riley MacLeod - Unscored
So many people worked on this game for so long and at such cost, that I want The Last Of Us II to be more than the experience I had.
M3 - Raphael Cano Felix - Swedish - 5 / 5 stars
The Last of Us Part 2 is more than just an action game with narrative elements. It's a long, tumultuous story that keeps us amazed. A journey that shows on the most unpleasant aspects of humanity, but which nevertheless needs to be exposed. That's why The Last of Us Part 2 is the most important game of the year.
Merlin'in Kazanı - Ersin Kılıç - Turkish - 95 / 100
Last of Us Part II has been a production that gushed from every corner and dragged the player to completely different feelings.
Metro GameCentral - 9 / 10
A milestone in action video game storytelling and while the gameplay is not nearly as inspired, the experience as a whole is one of the best of the generation.
New Game Network - Alex Varankou - 80 / 100
The Last of Us Part II offers more of the same great stealth gameplay, as you face overwhelming odds in increasingly challenging and haunting environments. But with an ambitiously structured narrative that doesn't pay off, and the new cast lacking chemistry, this adventure can't quite live up to its predecessor.
Next Gen Base - Ben Ward - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part 2 makes some bold moves. Whether it’s from a story perspective or a gameplay one, Naughty Dog haven’t been afraid to make some big leaps with this game. Fortunately, it’s almost all for the better, and the result is a game that is as diverse as it is challenging, with visuals that I can’t see being beaten until the new consoles hit, and a story that will raise some eyebrows but ultimately sticks the landing, in spite of how dark it can get. A magnificent example of what is capable in the medium of video games. We absolutely needed this sequel.
Nexus - Vincent Kühl - 9 / 10
The Last of Us Part II delivers an emotional and well thought out story, all accompanied by great graphics, phenomenal voice acting, and sleek mechanics. It may not be Naughty Dog's finest, but it's one I cannot recommend enough for fans of the series.
Oyungezer Online - İpek Atam - Turkish - 9.5 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is a masterpiece, a unique experience that will be remembered for many years.
Paste Magazine - Natalie Flores - 9.5 / 10
I wish I could say something more eloquent than that I have an already immeasurable amount of love for The Last of Us Part II.
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part 2 is a frankly incredible achievement. Intertwining deep, richly written characters, cementing themes of consequence and loss all the while widening a world that was so well established in the first game, Naughty Dog have crafted one of the finest action adventures of all time and one that invariably stands as the most opulent jewel in an already glittering crown of first-party PlayStation 4 exclusives. A rip-roaring and emotional masterpiece that will be talked about for years to come, this is why more than 110 million people own a PlayStation 4.
Player2.net.au - Matt Hewson - A-
The Last of Us: Part 2 is a brutal, bleak and relentless experience that gives players no chance to breathe or relax. At the same time, it is a game like no other and deserves to be played, if not enjoyed, by everyone with a Sony system
Polygon - Maddy Myers - Unscored
The Last of Us Part 2 delivers these moments of emotional whiplash over and over again.
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 10 / 10
American game maker Naughty Dog has outdone itself with the long awaited follow-up to its seminal interactive storytelling masterpiece
PowerUp! - David Milner - 8.8 / 10
A fantastic stealth combat experience with an astonishing sense of place and character. It’s brave, bold, brutal, and unrelentingly bleak
Press Start - Brodie Gibbons - 9.5 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is a spectacular sequel, it’s a brave and unexpected direction for the series, expanding on the world both narratively and mechanically, producing a far sounder and rounded experience that never falters or gets in the way of the game’s clear storytelling strength.
Push Square - Sammy Barker - 10 / 10
The Last of Us: Part II adds a couple more inches to the already outrageously high bar that Naughty Dog has set for itself. This is the developer's crowning achievement to date, expanding and improving upon the concepts that it's been iterating on for over a decade now. Unparalleled presentation combines with an engaging gameplay loop that puts you in the shoes of its characters – and forces you to feel all of the tension and misgivings of its cast. It's uncomfortable and not everyone will necessarily enjoy its direction, but that's ultimately what makes it so essential.
Rocket Chainsaw - Adam Ghiggino - 4.5 / 5 stars
As a swan-song for the PS4, The Last of Us Part II is a belter
SECTOR.sk - Matúš Štrba - Slovak - 9 / 10
Is it one of the best PS4 exclusive games so far? Of course! But it's not flawless.
Shacknews - Josh Hawkins - 9 / 10
An unforgettable experience that rivals some of the greatest classics in American cinema.
Sirus Gaming - Jarren Navarrete - 9.5 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is rather daring when it comes to its narrative. It tells a very mature tale of revenge and what the effects of civilization crashing down has brought on humanity. At times, it will push you out of your comfort zone as we see people being tortured, mutilated, and brutalized by even the protagonist herself.
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Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - 10 / 10
The Last of Us - Part 2 is a poignant and devastating story about what remains of humanity. It is not just the best game of the year, but the most representative game of this generation.
Spiel Times - Caleb Wysor - 9 / 10
Sprawling, unrelenting, but always fascinating, The Last of Us Part II is a disturbingly effective fable.
Stevivor - Steve Wright - 8 / 10
If I’ve sounded at odds over The Last of Us Part 2, that’s because I am. It won’t only be polarising between players, it will be divisive with your own emotions. When looking at gameplay it’s best in class, but a host of design and narrative decisions truly bring it down.
Tech Advisor - Dominic Preston - 5 / 5 stars
The Last of Us Part II is not a perfect game, and it’s not even a particularly revolutionary one. But it is a great game.
Telegraph - Dan Silver - 5 / 5 stars
Sony's big budget PS4 exclusive might actually surpass the achievements of its illustrious predecessor
The Games Machine - Daniele Cucchiarelli - Italian - 9.5 / 10
The Last of Us – Part II delivers exactly what you've been expecting: adult storytelling and perfectly balanced gameplay. This game will give you shivers down the spine for nearly 30 hours and something to remember long after its end.
TheSixthAxis - Jim Hargreaves - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is a remorseless epic delivering in its masterful storytelling, nail-biting gameplay and unrivalled production values. Naughty Dog have truly surpassed themselves yet again, crafting a heartfelt sequel that will leave you gasping as they continue to raise the bar for the video game industry. It's yet another must-buy for PlayStation 4 owners, supercharging Sony's unstoppable stable of exclusives.
Too Much Gaming - Carlos Hernandez - 9 / 10
It’s an appealing revenge story that many will love, hate, or at the very least appreciate. This is a game that may challenge your moral compass. I can foresee that this will be talked about by players for weeks, even months, making it a rare experience worth soldiering through.
USgamer - Kat Bailey - 4.5 / 5 stars
The Last of Us Part 2 is an outstanding action game; a darker, more introspective follow-up that seeks to challenge the conventions of big-budget action games. In this it's not always successful, but its execution is impeccable, and its story proves an appropriate bookend to the story of Joel and Ellie. In short, it's some of Naughty Dog's best work.
VG247 - Kirk McKeand - 5 / 5 stars
When the credits rolled on The Last of Us Part 2 I was still buzzing from the excitement of the final few hours.
Video Chums - A.J. Maciejewski - 9 / 10
While the end credits rolled, I felt hollow, hopeless, frustrated, and downright disgusted. I'll never play through it again. With that being said; there's no denying that what The Last of Us Part II accomplishes with its visuals, mood, and gameplay is nothing short of amazing.
Video Game Sophistry - Andy Borkowski - 8 / 10
As the game reaches the top of what this generation of video games can do, it also shows the pitfalls of this AAA approach. The Last of Us Part 2 is in many ways at war with itself. It achieves things that I have never experienced in a video game, but it is so tied to the tonal story, of hate and humanism that it punishes the player for doing anything that doesn’t follow this strict arch.
VideoGamer - Joshua Wise - 9 / 10
Where it succeeds isn't in how close it scrapes to the level of prestige TV, or to films. Its coup is not, "Look how closely we can make games resemble highbrow art." It's more, "Look what previously fenced-off realms we can get interactivity into."
Wccftech - Kai Powell - 9.5 / 10
The Last of Us Part II is bleak and at times leaves the player feeling hopeless as they play through one of the finest crafted pieces of gaming ever to grace a home console. This is one game that people will be talking about for a long time.
We Got This Covered - Todd Rigney - 5 / 5 stars
Although players will find themselves on a blood-soaked adventure that sends its characters on a violent and controversial quest for revenge, The Last of Us Part II feels like the next logical step in this story. Technically and narratively, it's easily one of the best games available for the PlayStation 4 -- if not the entire generation. Gaming doesn't get much better than this.
WellPlayed - Zach Jackson - 9.5 / 10
Featuring generation-defining game design, The Last of Us Part II is an unrivalled masterpiece that stumbles ever so slightly under its own ambitions
Worth Playing - Chris Barnes - 9.5 / 10
Play The Last of Us: Part 2.
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