Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
The WWE product has always been unwatchable for me... Really miss the old WCW. This new AEW getting there though. I watch it every Wednesday night on TNT. Here's the banner image for their next pay-per-view:

evolution.jpg
 

icup

Super Moderator
i was big into WWF from bret hart-hulk hogan-shawn michaels thru WWF attitude era w/ stone cold-rock

never really followed other wrestling companies like i did WWF at the time

nwo was cool tho.. hogan had the greatest heel turn ever
 

Maveric

Quality Starter
My feelings on it are pretty similar to my feelings on current WWE; certain characters and stories are appealing to me, others not nearly so much.
 

Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
My feelings on it are pretty similar to my feelings on current WWE; certain characters and stories are appealing to me, others not nearly so much.
The major difference is polish - WWE has their product so polished it's antiseptic and unwatchable. And the amount of TALK. WWE is clogged up with WAY too much talk, and the ratings on FOX are dismal for the two above reasons.

AEW starts the action immediately and keeps TALK and promos to a minimum. Almost like someone in charge there knows the viewers tune in for ACTION. Not a bunch of yap-yap bullshit. AEW is a LOT better product if you value substance over BS crap.

The wrestling performance is better too. The AEW workers call the moves as the match goes on, not like in WWE where every move, every step, is scripted and rehearsed.
 

Maveric

Quality Starter
The major difference is polish - WWE has their product so polished it's antiseptic and unwatchable. And the amount of TALK. WWE is clogged up with WAY too much talk, and the ratings on FOX are dismal for the two above reasons.

AEW starts the action immediately and keeps TALK and promos to a minimum. Almost like someone in charge there knows the viewers tune in for ACTION. Not a bunch of yap-yap bullshit. AEW is a LOT better product if you value substance over BS crap.

The wrestling performance is better too. The AEW workers call the moves as the match goes on, not like in WWE where every move, every step, is scripted and rehearsed.
Have you watched NXT at all? Quite a different vibe from Raw or Smackdown, I'm sure due to much less Vince McMahon being involved.
 

Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
Have you watched NXT at all? Quite a different vibe from Raw or Smackdown, I'm sure due to much less Vince McMahon being involved.
Haven't watched it at all. Vince tried to put it directly up against AEW and so far it's a losing proposition in the ratings. Of course the vibe is different, it's a developmental league.
 

Maveric

Quality Starter
Haven't watched it at all. Vince tried to put it directly up against AEW and so far it's a losing proposition in the ratings. Of course the vibe is different, it's a developmental league.
It was once, now not nearly as much. There are a few people there who I'd say work a match better and have more talent than wrestlers on the other rosters who have been there 10-15 years.
 

Maveric

Quality Starter
Not that any of this is me crapping on AEW, 'cause it isn't. I enjoy it for the most part. It's just like I said in my first post; like WWE, there are certain portions and wrestlers within AEW that I enjoy more than others.
 

Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
There are a few people there who I'd say work a match better
Nobody in the WWE company actually works a match. They strictly follow the choreography. They do everything as rehearsed and practiced.

Working a match is when we enter the ring knowing ONLY the outcome and nothing else. Every move and the story you're telling is getting called in the ring, live by the workers. Not all choreographed and rehearsed in advance. That's what we call "real" pro wrestling - you'll see mistakes made. You'll see maybe some moves get botched here and there. You'll see maybe someone gets legit pist off and shoots. It's not sterile and antiseptic, like WWE is.

People should get and read Ric Flair's book for better understanding of this.
 

This Bud's 4U

Drew Pearson cheated!ᵀᴹ
I thought you said Meng!

meng.jpg
 

This Bud's 4U

Drew Pearson cheated!ᵀᴹ
Before the MMA dudes dropped in, Meng was the one dude in all of rasslin' who could've beaten all of them into the ground IRL.
 

Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
Before the MMA dudes dropped in, Meng was the one dude in all of rasslin' who could've beaten all of them into the ground IRL.
He was one of only two people Andre was ever afraid of.

I met him that night at the Sipango club when the WCW wrestlers came in, if you remember me telling you about that. Hegstrand told me that's one dude you do not fuck with. I hadn't had any plans of fucking with any of them.

Stories abound about bar fights he was in. Glad I don't have one to share first hand. Heenan did though. Of course the brain wasn't part of WCW at the time I met Meng.

Flair has some Meng stories in his book.

Meng's kid is about 35 and is a jobber on the Indy circuit.
 

Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
When I started this audio project it was Saturday afternoon and I happened to check news online and saw the breaking story that Brodie Lee had suddenly passed and it tore my heart out.

I was going to just scrap this audio project and maybe look at it another time, but I had been planning it in my mind for weeks and then realized that in wrestling, the show goes on regardless. So with quite heavy heart I started work on this and didn't stop until it was finished.

I do digital audio and have been an audio production guy for over 40 years. Some weeks ago I got inspired by Chris Jericho's Fozzy band arena anthem that's his AEW entrance. A group posted the arena audience singing which was during the last wrestling PPV before covid and I took their vocals and cleaned them up and isolated them, got them on tempo then combined them with the studio version of the song which I also, sweetened up a bit first.

Here's the studio version:



Here's the live arena singing it before even the music starts:



Here's the Meredith Bell-led choir in same event



Here's a screengrab of the digital audio workstation during the production of this.
judasmix.jpg


I took the audio from all three and put them in my digital audio workstation. Here's what I produced, everything explained in the subtitles. Crank it.
 
Top Bottom
We've logged Hit Counter by Digits Visitors since 2018.
DISCLAIMER:
The company requires me to use a disclaimer:
The opinions expressed are solely those of authors on this forum and do not represent the views of the Company (Jackson's Food Stores)
Thank you.