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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution - Sunday 1am, FITE.TV
by ITSMILNER » Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:27 pm

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution - Sunday 1am, FITE.TV
by KK » Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:17 am

Jim Ross’ voice is really rough tonight. Not quite as bad as Jerry Lawler at St. Valentines Day Massacre but it might be by the end of the night...

The ‘Hall of Fame worthy’ Mystery Surprise was Christian Cage, with his old TNA entrance theme.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution - Sunday 1am, FITE.TV
by KK » Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:46 am

Man, the conclusion to the Barbed Wire Deathmatch was the biggest wet fart I think I’ve ever seen. Pyrotechnics that looked so lame it would have shamed WCW when they barbecued Abdullah the Butcher at Halloween Havoc 91 inside the Chamber of Horrors.

In fact it was so anticlimactic I think people are going to be laughing about this for YEARS.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution - Sunday 1am, FITE.TV
by captain red dog » Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:13 am

I'm not a fan of these CZW style exploding barbed wire things. Even the normal 'explosions' on the ropes looked hokey, but that ending will probably go down as botch of the year!

They shouldn't have built up the mystery appearance, if they had kept it a surprise I think most people would be pretty happy with it. Instead they got people guessing and predictably there is a lot of disappointment.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution - Sunday 1am, FITE.TV
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:47 am

captain red dog wrote:I'm not a fan of these CZW style exploding barbed wire things. Even the normal 'explosions' on the ropes looked hokey, but that ending will probably go down as botch of the year!

They shouldn't have built up the mystery appearance, if they had kept it a surprise I think most people would be pretty happy with it. Instead they got people guessing and predictably there is a lot of disappointment.


Yep I agree, big mistake on their part.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution - Sunday 1am, FITE.TV
by Mafro » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:04 am

Was that ending botched or was it part of a storyline?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution - Sunday 1am, FITE.TV
by KK » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:56 am

Definitely botched, as the announcers sold it like Krakatoa had gone off.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution - Sunday 1am, FITE.TV
by coldspice » Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:24 am

It's the same as the first Omega/Moxley match - a half-arsed version of an extreme wrestling trope.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution - Sunday 1am, FITE.TV
by captain red dog » Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:25 am

Best thing they can do is play it up with Eddie Kingston talking about how he saved Moxley's life, and have it later be revealed he rigged the explosion so it didn't go off.

It was that bad a botch, they can't really ignore it!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution - Sunday 1am, FITE.TV
by coldspice » Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:38 am

It wasn't a botch

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution - Sunday 1am, FITE.TV
by captain red dog » Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:47 am

If it was intended to be like that, it's dumb. Again, they make the same mistake of over hyping and massively under delivering. They didn't even rig the ring to collapse! It could have been done so much better than that. That's before the actual end of the match is looked at, another case of interference from the Good Brothers.

I think they need to stop with the CZW stuff. I get Moxley likes it, but I don't think the audience feel it was worth it, not on a main stream show. That kind of death match always looks better in a grotty arena or a backyard.

I don't think the story really led to it either. Like Hell in a Cell used to be a blow off to a major angle. I don't think they did a good job of saying why they needed this kind of match.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution - Sunday 1am, FITE.TV
by Prototype » Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:02 pm

Honestly pissed myself laughing at that ending. Botch or no botch, it was strawberry floating terrible.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution - Sunday 1am, FITE.TV
by Mafro » Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:06 pm

Even Stardom did better explosions than that.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution - Sunday 1am, FITE.TV
by Johnny Ryall » Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:29 pm

They never should have done the match. As much as I like them they either go too far with their extreme angles like Matt Hardy near enough dying a few months ago cracking his head off of concrete or they have to play it safe and have the dumb fire works.

There’s no way they were going to do it Japan style like those gifs above. I like AEW best when it’s old school grounded wrestling matches. At most it needed to be a no DQ or last man standing thing, less of the wacky stipulations please Mr Khan.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution
by KK » Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:27 pm

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution
by teh bork » Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:37 pm

It was a pretty average PPV at best, a shame considering the potential of a few of the matches. That ending though, ties with that God awful Hell in a Cell match between Rollins and Wyatt as one of the most embarrassing endings to a PPV in recent times. Made even worse by Tony Khan trying to claim it was part of the story, clearly nobody told the commentary team based on their reaction to a couple of sparklers going off.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution
by captain red dog » Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:41 pm

AEW could do with just slowing things down a bit. Slightly less acrobatics, no stupid backyard stips. Get back to their original concept, sports based pro-wrestling.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:09 pm

Are there any clips anywhere or this botch/not botched ending?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution
by KK » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:17 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Are there any clips anywhere or this botch/not botched ending?


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Cuts out Eddie and the commentary team doing the sell job on it for 2 minutes after though.

This monster explosion was also built up throughout the course of the match on commentary and with dramatic music at various intervals throughout.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Revolution
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:26 pm

KK wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Are there any clips anywhere or this botch/not botched ending?


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Cuts out Eddie and the commentary team doing the sell job on it for 2 minutes after though.

This monster explosion was also built up throughout the course of the match on commentary and with dramatic music at various intervals throughout.


:lol: I don’t get it, so is the option that it either was all a joke or some of the explosions didn’t go off then?


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