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Haha i might. I was at an arcade 2 months or so ago and this guy there had on a BC shirt. I threw up the 2 sweet and complimented him. He seemed kinda surprised and not sure how to react.

That place, surprisingly, has a video wall at one spot that everytime I've gone in there, it's playing old PPVs the whole time. That night it was Wrestlemania 9. I kept looking up at it when i was playing Punch Out.

The last merchandise i bought was a Happy Rusev Day shirt (posted because why not). I have started an exchange with a friend from kik where we send each other boxes or random memorabilia, and he often has shirts in there. WAY too big for me. I'm also more of a tank top girl so i wanna take them to a tailor and get them converted. My favourites in there are the andre the giant as a bear and okada ones. Good stuff

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That is awesome. I’m always kind of surprised too cause ya don’t see wrestling fans too often or at least I don’t in SoCal, haha. That’s hella cool about the arcade, there’s like one bar/restaurant joint I know of that use to play PPVs. And the Rusev shirt is dope! Definitely a classic from WWEs catalogue. Here’s pics of the jacket and my fav BC shirt, the Cody “American Nightmare” one.





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Best match y'all ever seen live? (In person)

I think might be Bucks Vs Lucha Bros All Out.

Scrull VS Okada All In was also very good.

Champs Vs Gorgano 2 at NXT Takeover up there as well.

Clearly I can't follow my own rules and pick one.
Those are some incredible matches, lucky you man. There were a handful of matches in Lucha Underground I’d include: Sami Callahan Vs Mil Muertes, Prince Puma Vs Chavo(I think?). It’s probably got to go to Cody Vs Dustin at Double or Nothing. I felt absolutely emotionally spent.
 
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Best match y'all ever seen live? (In person)
Sadly i don't have much to draw on. Wrestling rarely came to my neck of the woods. I moved someplace last year where they used to come regularly, but then covid hit and now they plan to cut back on touring.

Either gotta be HHH vs Daniel Bryan at Mania 30 (severely underrated technical modern classic imo) or Wyatts vs Shield at Elimination Chamber 2014
 
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Retromania needs to hurry it's ass up. It was supposed to be out early 2020 😡
Seriously! I hope their planned DLC is awesome too. So many options for people to add. It'd be cool if their create mode was at least robust enough to recreate the Wrestlefest roster. And then make Typhoon and have the Natural Disasters back. Or create Macho Man.
 
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That is awesome. I’m always kind of surprised too cause ya don’t see wrestling fans too often or at least I don’t in SoCal, haha. That’s hella cool about the arcade, there’s like one bar/restaurant joint I know of that use to play PPVs. And the Rusev shirt is dope!
Thanks! Funny thing is that i didn't even order it from WWE.com, they didn't have any in stock. I found it on a third party site and it was the last one. Dunno what I'm gonna do when it's no longer wearable.

I'm surprised at the amount of arcades here. I do know 1 or 2 closed since covid,and the best one has scaled back their games until its safe to pack more in there again. I haven't found one here with Wrestlefest or Arctic Thunder though, sadly. But at least last time I got to play Dance Dance Revolution on their roof. That was a new experience.

I'm surprised at how often I'm seeing more wrestling clothing being worn in public. Usually BC stuff but starting to see AEW. I felt nerdy going to the grocery at like 2 AM this summer. I had on BC PJ pants, Rusev Day shirt, and a Wrestlemania 30 hoodie. I looked like such a megafan haha
 
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Sadly i don't have much to draw on. Wrestling rarely came to my neck of the woods. I moved someplace last year where they used to come regularly, but then covid hit and now they plan to cut back on touring.

Either gotta be HHH vs Daniel Bryan at Mania 30 (severely underrated technical modern classic imo) or Wyatts vs Shield at Elimination Chamber 2014
I always wanted to see an elminatiom chamber live but I feel like the view would be rough in person.

I've seen my fair share of cage matches and I went to a few Lockdowns when TNA was good back in the day.
 

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Best match y'all ever seen live? (In person)

I think might be Bucks Vs Lucha Bros All Out.

Scrull VS Okada All In was also very good.

Champs Vs Gorgano 2 at NXT Takeover up there as well.

Clearly I can't follow my own rules and pick one.
Probably Okada vs Suzuki from New Japan's Royal Quest show in London last year.
 
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That is awesome. I’m always kind of surprised too cause ya don’t see wrestling fans too often or at least I don’t in SoCal, haha. That’s hella cool about the arcade, there’s like one bar/restaurant joint I know of that use to play PPVs. And the Rusev shirt is dope! Definitely a classic from WWEs catalogue. Here’s pics of the jacket and my fav BC shirt, the Cody “American Nightmare” one.





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Those are some incredible matches, lucky you man. There were a handful of matches in Lucha Underground I’d include: Sami Callahan Vs Mil Muertes, Prince Puma Vs Chavo(I think?). It’s probably got to go to Cody Vs Dustin at Double or Nothing. I felt absolutely emotionally spent.
Cody Vs Dustin was good. Actually had pretty good seats for Double or Nothing too. That and the Bucks tag match were easily best of the night.
 
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I always wanted to see an elminatiom chamber live but I feel like the view would be rough in person.

I've seen my fair share of cage matches and I went to a few Lockdowns when TNA was good back in the day.
Elimination Chamber wasn't too hard to see in person. But i had good seats. Loved it because my boy Christian was in the chamber ^_^
 
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Best match y'all ever seen live? (In person)

I think might be Bucks Vs Lucha Bros All Out.

Scrull VS Okada All In was also very good.

Champs Vs Gorgano 2 at NXT Takeover up there as well.

Clearly I can't follow my own rules and pick one.
I really wish I would have gotten out to more events back in the day. I went to a few Nitros back in the day. A couple of house shows. I've been to one Raw. Never a ppv event though. Nothing sticks outs from any of these shows, unfortunately. I guess the Charlotte vs Asuka match I saw was alright.
 
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Best match y'all ever seen live? (In person)

I think might be Bucks Vs Lucha Bros All Out.

Scrull VS Okada All In was also very good.

Champs Vs Gorgano 2 at NXT Takeover up there as well.

Clearly I can't follow my own rules and pick one.
Hogan-Rock at WM18.
 
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As a peripheral NJPW fan, WK doesn’t feel as hype to me as it did the last few years but I’m guessing the cards are going be stacked as usual.
 
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As a peripheral NJPW fan, WK doesn’t feel as hype to me as it did the last few years but I’m guessing the cards are going be stacked as usual.
Still plenty of time to build it up so we'll see. The roster is still going to be pretty limited for travel reasons, so that will make things tricky. Gedo also works pretty long term with his booking so that's obviously been screwed up and it feels like he's taking shortcuts to get things back on track.
 
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Anyone watch Dynamite this week? (Bullet Club obviously did (hello!)) What did you think of the Jericho/MJF segment?
I thought it was fine, it was funny and entertaining. If that's the way I get them on while they set up bigger things I'm cool with it. It fits the characters they play in a way and it was FUN. Slow burn lead into MJF kicking Jericho out of his own group. I'd take this over any Dexter Lumis or most NXT matches I've watched lately.
 
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Slow burn lead into MJF kicking Jericho out of his own group.
I can't believe i never thought of that. You think that's the way it's going? Interesting. I like it. I've always loved Jericho and i know age yadda yadda but i can never get over how terrible he looks now when he's in the ring. :( still a great promo guy though

I'd take this over any Dexter Lumis or most NXT matches I've watched lately.
I used to love NXT. Stopped watching though because life and stuff. I still read up, but, have no idea who this Dexter Lumis guy is. I think his name sucks though 😅
 
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I can't believe i never thought of that. You think that's the way it's going? Interesting. I like it. I've always loved Jericho and i know age yadda yadda but i can never get over how terrible he looks now when he's in the ring. :( still a great promo guy though


I used to love NXT. Stopped watching though because life and stuff. I still read up, but, have no idea who this Dexter Lumis guy is. I think his name sucks though 😅
MJF taking over and reshaping it I think is the plan, Jericho already has people singing his song and cheering him, I think him and Sami end up going face and IC shifts to MJF/Wardlow/Pride and Powerful?/Hager, or MJF just breaks them up and they all go their seperate ways, but AEW loves groups.
 
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I can't believe i never thought of that. You think that's the way it's going? Interesting. I like it. I've always loved Jericho and i know age yadda yadda but i can never get over how terrible he looks now when he's in the ring. :( still a great promo guy though


I used to love NXT. Stopped watching though because life and stuff. I still read up, but, have no idea who this Dexter Lumis guy is. I think his name sucks though 😅
He's got this creepy serial killer vibe that he had going in TNA as well, so his name is inspired by Dexter from Dexter (lol) and either Dr Loomis from Halloween or Billy Loomis from Scream. I kind of like it.
 
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He was Samuel Shaw in TNA. He stalked Christy Hemme.
I haven't really watched TNA since Hogan/Bischoff took over. Yikes that was brutal.


He's got this creepy serial killer vibe that he had going in TNA as well, so his name is inspired by Dexter from Dexter (lol) and either Dr Loomis from Halloween or Billy Loomis from Scream. I kind of like it.
Ooh ya that makes sense.