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Erick Von Erich
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September 9th, 2018, 5:08 am #351

On this week’s 205: official (kayfabe) word from Drake Maverick, regarding AoP was: “what I do on my Monday nights is none of your concern”.

Mustafa Ali even said: “hoped you’d still be wearing that AoP gear”.

Sounds like that’s all we’re getting for now. At least it’s some small level of continuity.

Note: if you did NOT watch 205 Live, we don’t need to hear about that fact.
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September 9th, 2018, 5:25 am #352

Yeah I'm done.  Don't need you sniping at me. Bye to the board 
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September 9th, 2018, 11:07 pm #353

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....so, uh, is this Hell in a Cell poster the dumbest thing since... ever?
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September 10th, 2018, 12:06 am #354

It's not as dumb as "Great Balls of Fire", but it's in the running.
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Erick Von Erich
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September 10th, 2018, 12:14 am #355

They had one, circa 2011, with CM Punk as some sort of devil. This, however, looks like a Tenacious D album cover.
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September 10th, 2018, 10:45 am #356

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Yeah, THIS one, which seemed just as dumb in 2012, but feels tasteful and restrained by comparison now.

Hell_in_a_Cell_2013_Poster.jpg Also, how random (and bland) is 2013's poster? It's like nobody told the marketing department that R-Truth's main event push had ended 2 years earlier. 
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Erick Von Erich
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September 11th, 2018, 7:35 pm #357

This has happened before, but it seems the only time Mauro Ranallo goes out of his way to include Percy Watson is when it's a black performer. Last week, Trish Adora came out and Mauro says: "Percy, what's the 411 on her?" He's done similar things during Street Profits matches.

Race is a dicey subject...and rightfully so, yet I'm not trying to slam Mauro. I'm thinking he doesn't even realize he's doing it, but it is more than a little distracting.

On the subject of Percy: I like the guy, as he's obviously a big fan of the (so-called) sport and seems like a regular dude. He's not working out on live commentary, though. His insights include cliched junk like: "it's all about doing it, in the ring". Like most WWE commentators, he seems to be going overboard with "OHHHH" whenever someone hits a move.

He does some pre-recorded voiceover work for NXT and that's perfectly fine.
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September 11th, 2018, 7:39 pm #358

Oh, and a completely fun thing I noticed on NXT: on his desk, William Regal has a pedestal display of BRASS KNUCKLES. The Power of the Punch lives on in 2018!
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September 14th, 2018, 8:48 pm #359

Randomly caught the Sept 12 episode of the Mae Young Classic.I don't think I caught more than a few minutes of last year's tournament, so this was mostly new to me. I'm a sucker for these tournaments with "new" characters (see also: my enthusiasm for the Cruiserweight Classic and both UK Tournaments).

-Deonna Purazzo beat Priscilla Kelly
I was trying to remember Deonna's name, the other week, since she was on NXT about a year ago. I had her confused with Daria Barrenato/Sonya DeVille. She won with her patented Fujiwara Armbar... which is good, since that's written on her ring jacket (I mean, imagine coming out with a jacket that says: "Figure Four Specialist" and you win with a piledriver). Kelly has a good look (creepy, almost backwoods, goth chick) and good movement. When I saw her, I thought: "if they ever need a legitimate Sister Abigail, look no further".

-Zeuxis beat "Big Swole" Aerial Monroe
Zeuxis looked a little sloppy on some moves, but won with a top-rope Spanish Fly. Monroe has a mohawk/pompadour and reportedly likes to dress up as the X-men's Storm... which may be where her ring surname comes from (I can't find her real name, anywhere). Gal has loads of charisma, though. They should bring her back, if they're serious about building a "Women's Division".

-Kacy Catanzaro beat Reina Gonzalez.
Pinned her with a reverse cradle. Kacy's 5 foot, cute as a button, and a former American Ninja Warrior winner. Lot of buzz about her, which is cool. She did some pretty amazing acrobatic moves, and for a "rookie" she's great. Her mainstream popularity may lead her career away from WWE, though. I liked Reina, too, and she towered over Kacy. Renee Young got excited and said: "Kacy's the size of Reina's leg!"

-Mercedes Martinez beat Ashley Rayne
The former "Madison Rayne" from TNA, in case ya' didn't know. Pretty good match, overall. Martinez won with a fisherman's buster. She does have an annoying habit of consistently making eye-contact with her opponent. Or more like a QB who doesn't move his head and always stares at his primary receiver.

Also had some in-crowd cameos from Samoa Joe, Cedric Alexander (whose little girl cried when Monroe lost), the Undisputed Era, and Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan.

Strangely enough, this episode had a parental advisory of "Suggestive Dialogue". I didn't hear any and it would be a HUGE stretch to take anything the ladies said or even did as suggestive. Curious why it was labeled that way.

Oh, BTW-- in my head, there is an awesome joke reply to this post. 10 Cool Points if you respond with it.
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September 15th, 2018, 12:58 pm #360

Oh no, I don't do well under pressure to be cool! 
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