I watched this live at "Heartbreak" Biz's house, alongside No-Sell Drew and "Bayley" Bailey the dog. I didn't have the ability to write my minutia-infused thoughts, but here are some general mini-thoughts on a show that essentially HAD to be a gigantic home-run with a major TV debut on the horizon: Pre-Show: Casino Women's Battle … Continue reading AEW All Out “Cowboy” Bob Mini-“Round-Up”
Please have a listen to the latest episode of The Protected Finish! "Cowboy" Bob, Heartbreak Biz, Gabe "The Snake" and No-Sell Drew discuss the current state of WWE, the upcoming slate for Summerslam, Bray Wyatt, Becky Lynch and ask the burning question: Is AEW even good? Have a listen here!
We are LIVE from Philadelphia, PA, where the rabid fans of the city that gave birth to hardcore wrestling in ECW is sure to be HYPED for the bloodless, anti-septic X-Tr3mE inter-gender and handicap matches!
A few months ago, I wrote an article about AEW as a legitimate alternative to WWE. I said that I would not follow it religiously, but would be there to see All-Out. Yet I have to admit, my interest in piqued. So I am watching tonight. However, I also understand that this is essentially a glorified house show put on for free. This show should serve as a nice little appetizer for next month's All-Out, and would be smart if it delivered on a few surprises. Let's see.
It's no secret that WWE has gotten painfully stale. Every single Raw and Smackdown have exactly the same elements. We will have a long, drawn out promo to start the show, that usually sets up a completely meaningless 6-man tag match. When I watch Raw, I know that really only the only segments that matter will be at the top of each hour. I can freely fast-forward through then.
Vince McMahon came out to Monday Night Raw, early in 2019, along with his family (Stephanie, Shane-o-Mac and Triple H) and declared that after Baron Corbin tanked the ratings as GM [honestly hysterical to blame your company failings on a fictional character], there would be a new GM in charge. That GM has made a ton of God-awful decisions, causing ratings to completely nosedive, apathetic crowds, and 20th Century FOX to go into a full-on panic.