Mezmero's forum posts

#1 Posted by Mezmero (2018 posts) -

The entrance music for both HIdeo and Balor is going to make me associate them with Dragonball Z characters for some reason. They're both pretty badass during the debut. I'm starving for good tag team action because it's a complete wasteland in the main roster. I like the Dusts but I get more and more concerned about Goldust keeping up this pace. I love Miz and Mizdow but then you have two guys with basically the same move set and it's sort of a throwback heel style. The Ascension are bound to get moved up but their gimmick is boring monstrous heel team. Nobody in WWE (or TNA for that matter) holds a candle to some of the tag teams in indie wrestling but ability wise Hideo and Balor together could be close to that level.

Lucha Underground is pretty good. The commentary is real fucking rough. Good on Matt Stryker for being a nerd like myself but referencing Secret Wars in the middle of a wrestling broadcast? Seriously?! It's hard to say what it would take to get the commentary on track but Stryker and Vampiro are a pretty bad pairing. Other than the commentary it's a pretty solid show. We get a tasteful version of Rusev in this promotion with Mil Muertes. As long as they keep up these silly vignettes I say let there be Lucha.

#2 Posted by Mezmero (2018 posts) -

@hadoken101: Dear lord that shit was unbearable. Bram has also been doing some awful promos for the past few weeks on Impact. At least he has a British accent but good god. All the Samuel Shaw stuff is not even so bad it's good, it's just bad. I'm sure most of worst promos this year are likely from TNA, Divas related mic work not withstanding.

#3 Posted by Mezmero (2018 posts) -

I love Sami Zayn as much as the next fan but could they come up with a better entrance than having him skank all the way to the ring? It's one thing at the NXT performance center but if he has to do it down the long ramps at house shows then I can see it looking super awkward in the future.

I think that Reigns interview on Gamespot made me like him somewhat less. I feel bad for saying that because he seems like an extremely nice guy and a family man but the way he talks in interviews always feels somewhat pandering in a media training 101 sort of way. I hope he's at least mentally preparing for his return since it seems like some top men have a lot more confidence in him than smarks like me.

#4 Edited by Mezmero (2018 posts) -

I don't get it. So Vince came on to do his thing, then he got into a limo, and it took him...back to gorilla position? I don't think I'd call last night's show good more than I'd call it very minimalist. There wasn't a ton of variety seeing as they ended up reusing a lot of talent for multiple segments. Both Sheamus and Rusev got matches before the network exclusive match, Seth had two matches, Miz and Mizdow came out to commentate after already having had a match (though I can't get enough of those two) and The Authority were on screen and on mic for like half of the entire show. If they really want to sell this angle of The Authority wanting the strongest possible team then sometime before SS they'll try hassling Heyman to get Brock on their side. I doubt it would actually happen but it should at least be considered within the kayfabe. Also they should kick Kane out of whatever their final line up will be.

Edit: That Xavier Woods vignette. I can't tell if this thing is going to be super fucked or one of the greatest things to ever happen.

#5 Edited by Mezmero (2018 posts) -

I'll probably not even rank my favorite matches this year. I would just hand out awards in excellence based on the match. So many different match types from different places were awesome for various reasons.

Best Championship Title Match

  • Tyler Breeze vs Tyson Kidd vs Sami Zayn vs Adrian Neville (NXT Takeover 2). All these guys performed like they wanted it. This is the kind of drama you need in a contest for title belts.

Best Heated Feud Match

  • Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose (WWE Summerslam). The build up and pay off were some of the few exciting things going on in WWE. Fantastic use of characters all around and it managed to reinvigorate a match gimmick that has infamously been terribly executed in the past.

Best Old School versus New School Match

  • Minoru Suzuki vs AJ Styles (NJPW G1 Climax). A lot of promotions have been using their veterans to put over the up and comers but no one has been more entertaining to watch brutalize the younger talent as Suzuki. That man puts on a clinic on how to work arms.

Best Tag Match

  • The Young Bucks and Adam Cole vs ACH, Brian Myers, Chris Sabin (PWG Battle of Los Angeles Night 3). Whether you're a long time fan or a newcomer to wrestling I dare you to make it through this match without smiling. One of my big regrets this year will be not seeing it live.
#6 Edited by Mezmero (2018 posts) -

@cmblasko said:

@mezmero said:

Since I might not make it to the end of the year with a new generation game console, Game of the Year is likely going to be a wash for me. Now I'm thinking about Match of the Year. I've already got at least 4 on my mind and each one is a different type of match from a different wrestling promotion. I doubt anything between now and December can outshine the potential candidates on my mind.

There aren't 10 matches better than Suzuki/Styles.

That's actually one of the 4 I was thinking about! LMAO

#7 Posted by Mezmero (2018 posts) -

Since I might not make it to the end of the year with a new generation game console, Game of the Year is likely going to be a wash for me. Now I'm thinking about Match of the Year. I've already got at least 4 on my mind and each one is a different type of match from a different wrestling promotion. I doubt anything between now and December can outshine the potential candidates on my mind.

#8 Posted by Mezmero (2018 posts) -

I saw this on Comic Vine so I thought I'd share it here.

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#9 Posted by Mezmero (2018 posts) -

@poortommy: Well I've only been removed from wrestling for like a decade or so and I still managed to hear about some of the stupid crap that they've been doing. Hell I even went to Wrestlemania 21 even though I wasn't keeping up with it. I don't know if "exciting" is how I'd describe my feelings on the changes in trajectory of WWE. I'd say I found it more baffling than anything else. The only things I'd describe as exciting this year are NXT, NJPW, and PWG. And if they keep up these silly vignettes then I'd throw Lucha Underground in there as well. I like a couple of dudes on WWE's card but it's the most baffling thing in the world to me that the company would be near the bottom of my totem pole of good to great wrestling promotions in 2014.

#10 Posted by Mezmero (2018 posts) -

@kanerobot: Yeah I absolutely thought about that but I didn't want the few points I touched on to get so morbid.