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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,364 ✭✭✭✭ titan18

    I don't believe they do. If they do, I've no idea how Cage or several others there are passing it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 52,367 ✭✭✭✭ Headshot

    I heard great stuff about Lee Moriarty and just seen TK signed him up after some great Elevation matches

    I particularly watched the Joey Jannela v Lee Moriarty and boy Lee is good.

    He's supposed to have a banger against Garcia on Monday too

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,364 ✭✭✭✭ J. Marston

    Who besides Cage? Last I saw of Pac he seemed to have given up the prayers and vitamins or at least dialled it back.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,364 ✭✭✭✭ titan18

    Ya, I wouldn't be sure who's actively using but there's a few who have in the past and been caught (Billy Gunn) or gained so much bulk in such a short space of time that its likely due to them being on stuff (not sure are we allowed mention directly but there are some well enough known guys who bulked up a lot in Japan).

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,229 ✭✭✭ ThePott

    I did think that but I wonder about WWE's wellness policy at times, there's lads on WWE that are definitely on the gear.

    Strowman posted a picture with needles on his IG story even, or Jinder especially during his reign, even Lashley I could imagine him pissing hot for roids. I do wonder about their policy and how flexible they are with it. Then again, wouldn't have xpected them to pull Reigns up on it like they did a few years ago but here we are.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,921 ✭✭✭ Monokne

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,735 ✭✭✭✭ beakerjoe

    A good few people stood out on LU, but he wasnt one IMO. Hes not bad but hes just very unmemorable .

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,364 ✭✭✭✭ titan18

    Ya, I just think Cage has pretty much admitted it so it becomes harder. I don't think you could say with a straight face he's clean if you're WWE, where you can pretend with the others. Cage is cartoonish size like. I'd watch the vlogs and he was on with Ethan Page (who's huge too) and they were on about wrestling figures and they were joking that Cage would be the first person who's toy is less ripped than he actually his.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 499 ✭✭ PespiChallenge

    You need to stop with this 200k stuff, Monokne who as we all know, knows everything has lliterally replyed to everyone your posts that it will not draw anywhere near 200k buys.

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,364 ✭✭✭✭ J. Marston

    Braun and Jinder, clearly, but I don't know about Lashley. He has looked exactly like that for over 15 years now. I don't think he could be roiding for that long and still be as well-adjusted as he seems to be. I think he's just a genetic freak.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,435 ✭✭✭ Pentecost

    There's only one genetic freak I care about. I'd actually love Steiner to pop up for a night in AEW or, preferably, WWE just for old time's sake for me. I loved the Steiner Brothers when I first started watching wrestling with WCW on ITV in the 1990s. Credit to Sting that he's still able to perform to a certain extent now he's about the only one left.

  • Registered Users Posts: 54,294 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    Do yourself a favour and stick them on ignore, I did and it makes the thread a whole lot easier to read and with no of the petty bollix.

  • Registered Users Posts: 54,294 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    Just seeing that Cody is actually a year younger than Omega.

    I guess all those years with the WWE from a young age makes it feel like Cody is way older than the rest of the Elite guys.

  • Registered Users Posts: 54,294 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    Pac/Andrade was decent however Andrade looks rusty to me and he needs to get more matches into him.

    Andrade dumping Chavo setting up Flair turning up as his manager.

  • Registered Users Posts: 54,294 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    Adam Cole just has it.

    Adam Cole vs Adam Page could be next 3/5 years of main eventing for AEW.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,754 ✭✭✭ Cherry_Cola

    Rampage was a fantastic hour of action. Such an easy watch and it was a better show than Dynamite this week with much tighter pacing. Andrade finally starting to shine, really good match and at least the story is starting to develop a little now - looking forward to where it goes. NY card should shape up in the next week and I'm excited for it as I'll be heading to it.

    I suspect we'll get Archer/Suzuki vs Mox/Eddie and I'm sure there'll likely be an 8 or 10 man tag of the Elite vs DB/Christian/Jurassic Express.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,082 ✭✭✭ LineOfBeauty

    Over 200k buys is crazy. I think the company record was around the 140k mark, it's a huge increase on that. I think we all assumed it'd be their most successful ppv but for it to be that high is something else.

    With the TV ratings too, it's a company going well beyond expectations especially only 2 years in.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,537 ✭✭✭ RollieFingers

    Andrade/PAC was really enjoyable, easily El Idolo’s best AEW appearance so far. His character can be hit or miss but no denying how good he is in-ring, and PAC is PAC, so no surprise this was a fantastic pro-wrestling match.

    Mox making the save and celebrating with Pillman in front of his family in Cincinatti was a nice moment, I think going with the hometown hero rather than thoroughly embarrassing them as we've seen elsewhere down the years is the better way to go. Another very easy episode of Rampage to watch, good stuff!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,364 ✭✭✭✭ titan18

    Liked the Andrade match although the finish was a bit screwy. Also clear set up for Flair as his manager so he'll be on his 3rd manager already. They need to lock something down there as it's getting a bit silly.

    Women's trios match was alright. I like Riho and Statlander and if we ever get a women's tag title, they'd be a fun team to join the likes of TayJay, Allie and Ford etc as lynchpins for that division (although Statlander could be a good future women's champion, it might take a while as Rosa is surely next).

    Pillman Vs Caster grand too. The Acclaimed are good fun and them running with the Caster suspension as a joke between this and Dark is fun. Pillman is probably a future upper mid card singles competitor. Still not there and stuff like this and MJF will help him progress.

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,763 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy

    I just find it hard to believe any of Riho's moves have any impact. She just looks so light. Like with the double foot stomp on Rebel or anything really.

  • Registered Users Posts: 54,294 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    It was really great to see the Pillman family having so much fun at ringside on both shows and trying to keep straight faces when MJF & Caster on the mic.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,364 ✭✭✭✭ titan18

    I get that but you can say that about more than just Riho on the women's side and loads on the male side. I mean someone like Jungle Boy or Darby should have no legitimate chance against someone like guys of the size of Miro, Cage, Hobbs etc so it's pretty similar for Riho Vs Hayter.

    Her crossbody off the top rope against Hayter at the end was really good too imo.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,106 ✭✭✭ Mr. Guappa

    Rampage is such an easy watch. Fite TV had cut out the ads so it was a handy 45 minutes. Don't think they normally do that, or else I've been selecting episodes from the wrong menu?

    Would be great if Andrade could improve his character, as his in ring work is top drawer. Not sure if Flair would help too much tbh, but Chaco was definitely a bad fit so it's great they pulled the rug on that union so quickly.

    Agreed that its nice to see a company highlighting wrestlers in their hometown and leaning into the positive reaction. Three times in quick succession now with Britt, Punk and Moxley/Pillman, so I wonder are they setting up a big angle down the road - could be nuclear heat in the right circumstances if you've conditioned the audience to expect the hometown hero to be the star of the night.

    Mark Henry doesn't offer much on commentary.

  • Registered Users Posts: 54,294 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    Look like a few of the recent NXT releases are getting matches on the Dark tapings at Universal today at the The All Elite Zone or The Dark Zone the two different names given to the studio.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,735 ✭✭✭✭ beakerjoe

    Andrade v Pac was only warming up when it finished. I was really enjoying it but it ended too abruptly for my liking.

    Was worried Andrade had lost his way and this match was a little sign hes still got what it takes.

    Pac is just awesome.

    Enjoyed the main event finish. Love how AEW treats hometown talent

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,253 ✭✭✭ johnnyryan89

    As one the lads said, Andrade attacked Chavo because he cheated to help Andrade win. Ric Flair is the direst player in the game, what sense would it make to bring in a manager known for cheating because your previous manager cheated to help you win.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,435 ✭✭✭ Pentecost

    I noticed the lack of ad breaks on Fite too. They never did it before and don't do it for Dynamite, wonder what's changed?