ALL ELITE WRESTLING RAMPAGE: Random Thoughts

Posted on 5/22/122 by Dan Moreland



AEW RAMPAGE RANDOM THOUGHTS 5/20/22 HOUSTON?, TX

One note of clarification from my Dynamite review that was
brought up
to me. When I said the MJF/Shawn Spears/Wardlow whipping
angle was
hot I meant it was a hot angle in terms of wrestling heat,
not that
I thought it was somehow sexually hot. BTW if you thought
it was, I
completely got your back if LGBQT LOL!

The first match between Dark Order v House of Black was
entertaining,
though Evil Uno totally botched a move seconds in.
Entertaining, but
at the end of the day NO one will care.

Death Triangle comes out with a foam gravestone with House
of Black on
scratched on it but Alex is no longer a druid so again this
didnt
make sense.

Gunn Club and Max Caster did something, but my remote was
screwed up
and I wasnt interested enough to rewind.

Dax did somethinga short but effective promo.

OK I get they are trying to get Shawn Spears over as a
giant killer
by having him beat a big man, but this John Silver on
testosterone guy
has a look and size and maybe can go, before burying him
before we can
see more of him was not Bear Country or Lance Archer or Nick
Comoroto
or Butcher or some other already buried big man available?

If I hear Chris Jericho call himself a wizard one more
time Im
going to puke. This guy has a new nickname every week. Ruby
Soho
started her color commentary strong telling Jericho she
wishes he gets
his ass kicked but what a complete potato after that. I have
to admit
I was high on her when she first came in because she looked
and acted
differently than the other female AEW wrestlers, and had a
great ring
entrance. But 9 months later, she is completely exposed as a
marginal
talent hidden behind a cool haircut.

Not that it would draw but if you wanted to push a Hook v
Tony Neese
match, OK at least its two guys that one can buy as legit
athletes.
Have weeks of workout videos to build up to the match. But
NOOOOO we
have Danhausen eating chips and lifting girlie weights,
while Mark
Sterling is crippled, to build up to the closest thing you
can have to
a mixed tag team match with all men. Horrible segment that
just kills
off Neese, and even worse, Hook.

No one is going to cry like Bob Backlund over the physical
destruction
of the TNT belt, but why say it's worth tens of thousands
of
dollars? It should be worth HUNDREDS of thousands of
dollars, even if
the fans detect thats bullshit. A Hyundai is worth tens
of
thousands of dollars; a Ferrari costs hundreds of
thousands of
dollars, and so should a title belt be portrayed as such.
Also I
wanted to focus on what Frankie Kazarian was saying but was
too
consumed with Sammi and Tay swapping spit behind him.

I originally liked the idea of AEW honoring Owen Hart with
the
tournament, but not only has it been screwed up, but it
seems to have
been a monkey wrench in their booking. Plus, why would I
care about a
Britt Baker-Toni Storm match without the AEW title on the
line? Great
concept but I doubt Tony Khan had any idea on how to use the
OHC to
advance the winners upward.

Poor Excalibur had to spit out the lineup for an entire card
in 20
seconds and no one had any idea what he said.

Matt Sydal had no right to perform some of his moves like
that on
Bryan Danielson. Thats the only note I have on the main
event because
you read what I said about the Blackpool Combat Club. I was
zoned out
by then, as I usually am by the end of Rampage.
DAN MORELAND






















































































































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