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Full list of upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch (US) (Updated 9/19/2020)

2020.09.19 16:56 CaspianX2 Full list of upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch (US) (Updated 9/19/2020)

Console exclusives (games that are also on PC and/or mobile, but not on other consoles) in Italics. Nintendo exclusives (games that are only on Nintendo platforms) in bold.
For those looking at this list and not sure what's likely to be noteworthy, I have compiled a page with noteworthy releases on Switch for September 2020. Please give them a look if you want to see what games are likely to be some of September's highlights!
As for the full list of upcoming games, here you go:
Games Release date Date confirmed by?
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw 9/22/20 Official Website/Official Website
Castlestorm 2 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Orbit XL 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Unrailed! 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Alluris 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Big-Bobby-Car - The BigRace 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Breakpoint 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Dungreed 9/24/20 Official Trailer
Embracelet 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Going Under 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Gothic Murder: Adventure That Changes Destiny 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Great Conqueror: Rome 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Lost Ember 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Micro Pico Racers 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
My Diggy Dog 2 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Retro Classix Collection #1: Data East 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Rivals of Aether 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Secrets of Me 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
This is the Zodiac Speaking 9/24/20 Official Twitter Post
Wartile 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Car Driving School Simulator 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Jet Set Knights 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Port Royale 4 9/25/20 Official Twitter Post
TrollHunters: Defenders of Arcadia 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Bacon Man: An Adventure 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Undead Darlings ~No Cure For Love~ 9/28/20 Nintendo.com
Umihara Kawase Bazooka! 9/29/20 Official Trailer
Projection: First Light 9/30/20 Nintendo.com
Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in The Hotel Lisbon 9/30/20 Nintendo.com
Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition August/September 2020 Official Twitter Post
Curved Space September 2020 Official Trailer
Drive Buy September 2020 Official Trailer/Official Twitter Post
Gamer Girl September 2020 Official Trailer (Trailer no longer available)
Alwa's Legacy Summer 2020 Official Twitter Post
Calico Summer 2020 Official Website
Eldest Souls (Timed Console Exclusive) Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
King of the Hat Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos Summer 2020 Official Website
Alter Cosmos Q3 2020 Official Website
Counter Terrorist Agency Q3 2020 Official Website
Crown Trick Q3 2020 Official Website
Driftland: The Magic Revival Q3 2020 Official Website
Dungeon Defenders Awakened (Timed Exclusive) Q3 2020 Official Twitter Post
Farm Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Lord Winklebottom Investigates Q3 2020 Official Website
Nogunz: Doppelganger Edition Q3 2020 Official Trailer
The Academy: The First Riddle Q3 2020 Official Trailer
Train Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Candy Raid: The Factory 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Farm Builder 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Filament 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Liege Dragon 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Smoots World Cup Tennis 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Super Mario Bros. 35 (Limited Release, Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Required) 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Warsaw 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Ys Origin 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
103 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Make a Killing 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing: Queen 10/6/20 Official Website
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Aery: Sky Castle 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Game Dev Tycoon 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
I Am Dead (Timed Exclusive) 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ikenfell 10/8/20 Official Twitter Post
Piofore: Fated Memories 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Puddle Knights 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Torn Tales: Rebound Edition 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ben 10: Power Trip! 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
FIFA 21 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
The Survivalists 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
GI Joe: Operation Blackout 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 1•2: Exploded and Reloaded 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Robotics;Notes Double Pack 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Transformers: Battlegrounds 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Alpaca Ball: Allstars 10/15/20 Official Website
Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials 10/15/20 Official Twitter Post
Burst Shooter 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Cloudpunk 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Hardcore Mecha 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Ring of Pain 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Space Crew 10/15/20 Official Trailer
9 Monkeys of Shaolin 10/16/20 Nintendo.com
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 10/16/20 Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct
Zoids Wild Blast Unleashed 10/16/20 Nintedo.com
Carto 10/27/20 Official Trailer
Cobra Kai 10/27/20 Official Trailer (IGN Exclusive)
My Universe - Fashion Boutique 10/27/20 Official Website
The Bluecoats - North & South 10/27/20 Official Website
Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure 10/28/20 Official Twitter Post
Mad Rat Dead 10/30/20 Official Trailer
Pikmin 3 Deluxe 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Dusk Halloween 2020 Official Trailer
Hidden Objects Collection October 2020 Official Trailer
Maid of Sker October 2020 Official Twitter Post
Monster Truck Championship October 2020 Official Trailer
Oddworld: New 'N Tasty October 2020 Official Trailer
Slide Stars October 2020 Official Website
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia (Multiple Versions) 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - School Teacher 11/3/20 Official Website
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay 11/6/20 Official Trailer
Fuser 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - Cooking Star Restaurant 11/10/20 Official Website
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
XIII 11/10/20 Official Trailer (IGN Summer of Gaming Event 2020)
Just Dance 2021 11/12/20 Nintendo.com
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory 11/13/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing 2021 11/13/20 Official Website
Cris Tales 11/17/20 Official Website
Professor Rubik's Brain Fitness 11/17/20 Official Website
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 11/17/20 Official Website
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 11/20/20 Nintendo.com
Cafe Enchante November 2020 Official Website
Death Crown November 2020 Official Trailer
Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal November 2020 Official Website
Chronos: Before the Ashes 12/1/20 Official Twitter Post
Empire of Sin 12/1/20 Nintendo.com
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate 12/2/20 Official Twitter Post
Immortals Fenyx Rising (formerly Gods & Monsters) 12/3/20 Official Trailer
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise 12/4/20 Nintendo.com
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 12/8/20 Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase August 2020
Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend 12/15/20 Nintendo.com
Override 2: Super Mech League December 2020 Official Trailer
Pretty Princess Party December 2020 Official Website
Apex Legends Fall 2020 Nintendo Twitter Post
Axiom Verge 2 Fall 2020 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019
Commandos 2 HD Remaster Fall 2020 Official Website
Cyanide and Happiness: Freakpocalypse: Part 1 (Timed Console Exclusive) Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Cyber Shadow Fall 2020 Official Website
GONNER2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Grindstone Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Fall 2020 Official Trailer
PixelJunk Eden 2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Roki Fall 2020 Publisher Post on Reddit
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut Fall 2020 Official Twitter Post
The Red Lantern Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Torchlight III Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Harvest Moon: One World Autumn 2020 (European Release Date) Nintendo.co.uk
Toy Soldiers HD Autumn 2020 Official Website
Alchemic Cutie Q4 2020 Official Website
Circadian City Q4 2020 Announce Trailer
Defense Corp Q4 2020 Developer Comment on Reddit
Ever Forward Q4 2020 Official Website
Metal Revolution Q4 2020 Official Announcement on New Game+ Expo Live Stream (via Gematsu)
Pumpkin Jack Q4 2020 Official Trailer
Golden Force Last Quarter 2020 Official Trailer
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Clive 'N' Wrench Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack Winter 2020 Nintendo.com
B.Ark (Timed Exclusive) Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Beach Buggy Racing 2 Late 2020 Official Website
Charterstone Late 2020 Official Trailer
Dicey Dungeons Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Hoa Late 2020 Wholesome Direct 5-26-2020
Phogs! Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Quantum League Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Signs of the Sojourner Late 2020 Official Trailer
Dangerous Driving 2 Holiday 2020 Official Website
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition Holiday 2020 Official Twitter Post
Sniper Elite 4 Holiday 2020 Nintendo.com
Speed 3 Grand Prix Holiday 2020 Official Trailer
Re:Zero – The Prophecy of the Throne Winter 2020/2021 Official Trailer
Aground 2020 Official Website
Astrodogs 2020 Developer post on Reddit
Black Book 2020 Official Trailer
Bladed Fury 2020 Official Twitter Post
Boyfriend Dungeon 2020 Nintendo.com
Bravely Default II 2020 Nintendo.com
Breakpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Car Mechanic Flipper 2020 Official Website
Circuit Superstars 2020 Official Website
Collapsus 2020 Official Website
Conarium 2020 Official Trailer
Cthulhu: Books of Ancients 2020 Official Website
DARQ: Complete Edition 2020 Official Trailer
Devil's Hunt 2020 Official Twitter Post
Digimon Survive 2020 Anime Expo panel (relayed by NintendoEverything.com)
Door Kickers 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Eastward 2020 Nintendo.com
Electrix 2020 Official Website
Farm & Fix 2020 2020 Official Website
Farm Manager 2018 2020 Official Website
Flipper Mechanic 2020 Official Website
Gearshifters 2020 Official Website
God Fire 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Good Night Knight 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Greak: Memories of Azur 2020 Official Trailer
Hatch Tales (Formerly Chicken Wiggle Workshop) 2020 Official Website
Haven 2020 Nintendo.com
Hazel Sky 2020 Official Trailer
Heaven's Vault 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hellpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hero: Flood Rescue 2020 Official Website
Hindsight 20/20 2020 Announce Trailer
Hyperbrawl Tournament 2020 Official Website
Kingpin: Reloaded 2020 Official Trailer
King's Bounty II 2020 Nintendo.com
Littlewood 2020 Official Twitter Page
Lords of Exile 2020 Official Website/Official Trailer
Mail Mole 2020 Official Trailer
Maneater 2020 Official Twitter Post
Mars Horizon 2020 Official Website
Moero Crystal H 2020 Official Trailer
Moon Village 2020 Official Website
Mushrooms: Forest Walker 2020 Official Website
N1RV Ann-A 2020 Announce Trailer
Necrobarista 2020 Official Twitter Page
Nyx: The Awakening 2020 Official Reveal Teaser/Official Website
Olija 2020 Official Twitter Post
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Videogame 2020 Official Website
P.U.G.S. Agents 2020 Official Website
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire 2020 Interview With Developer
Plastic Rebellion 2020 Official Website
Poker Club 4K 2020 Official Trailer
Real Boxing 2 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Robotics;Notes Elite 2020 Official Website
Scourge Bringer 2020 Nintendo.com
Sail Forth 2020 Nintendo.com
Samurai Gunn 2 2020 Nintendo.com
Spacebase Startopia 2020 Announce Trailer
Spin Rhythm XD 2020 Announce Trailer
Tennis World Tour 2 2020 Official Trailer
The Good Life 2020 Nintendo.com
This Is Pool 2020 Official Website
This Is Snooker 2020 Official Website
Those Who Remain 2020 Official Twitter Page
Trigger Witch 2020 Kinda Funny Games E3 Showcase
Unheard 2020 Official Twitter Post
Unlucky Seven 2020 Official Website
Unto the End 2020 Official Trailer
Zengeon 2020 Official Trailer
Purrtato Tail: By the Light of the Elderstar 2020 "or when it's done" Official Fact Sheet
House Designer 2020/2021 Official Website
Ring of Life: Survive in Proxima 2020/2021 Official Website
Iris.Fall 1/7/21 Nintendo.com
Little Nightmares II 2/1/21 Official Twitter Post
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 2/12/21 Nintendo.com
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin 2/25/21 Official Website
Balan Wonderworld 3/26/21 Official Twitter Post
Monster Hunter Rise 3/26/21 Nintendo.com
Turrican Anthology Vol. 1 February/March 2021 Official Website
Turrican Anthology Vol. 2 February/March 2021 Official Website
Sky: Children of the Light "A few months into 2021" Official Website
Blue Fire (Timed Exclusive) Q1 2021 Nintendo.com
Foreclosed Q2 2021 Developer Interview
Pet Clinic - Cats & Dogs Q1 2021 Official Website
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Q1 2021 Official Gamescom Trailer (via IGN)
Turrican Collector's Edition April/May 2021 Official Website
Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions Spring 2021 Nintendo.com
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Spring 2021 Official Trailer
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster Spring 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Subnautica Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Subnautica: Below Zero Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Summer 2021 Nintendo.com
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Summer 2021 Nintendo.com
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Summer 2021 Official Trailer
Party Crasher Simulator Second Half of 2021 Official Press Release
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Late 2021 Gamescom 2020 presentation (via Dailyradar)
Aeon Must Die 2021 Official Trailer
Backbone 2021 Official Website
Bear and Breakfast (Timed console exclusive) 2021 Nintendo.com
Card Shark 2021 Nintendo.com
Dordogne 2021 Official Trailer
Dual Gear 2021 Official Trailer
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2021 Official Trailer (Gamespot Exclusive)
Fallen Legion: Revenants 2021 Official Trailer (New Games Plus Expo 2020)
Gamedec 2021 Official Trailer (Gamescom 2020)
Garden Story 2021 Nintendo.com
Graven 2021 Official Trailer
Lost in Random 2021 Official Press Release
Lost Words 2021 Official Twitter Post
Mineko's Night Market 2021 Nintendo.com
No More Heroes 3 2021 Nintendo.com/Official Twitter Post
Rogue Lords 2021 Official Trailer
Rune Factory 5 2021 Nintendo.com
Serial Cleaners 2021 Official Trailer
She Dreams Elsewhere 2021 Nintendo.com
Shin Megami Tensei V 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Skatebird 2021 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019/Official Statement on Kickstarter.com
Starbase Startopia 2021 Official Twitter Post
Saviors of Sapphire Wings/Stranger of Sword City Revisited 2021 Official Trailer
Summer at the Edge of the Universe 2021 Official Twitter Post
Tormented Souls 2021 Official Trailer
Trails of Cold Steel IV 2021 Official Trailer
Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong 2021 Official Trailer
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground 2021 Official Trailer (via IGN - Gamescom 2020)
Sea of Stars 2022 Official Trailer/Official Trailer
(Note: TBA Dates and Missed Release Dates in comments)
I miss anything? Mis-marked exclusivity? Have an official source with updated info? Let me know!
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2020.09.17 04:00 Coldcoffees Post WWE NXT Discussion Thread! - September 16th, 2020

NXT! NXT! NXT! NXT! NXT!

Super Tuesday Results
Match Stipulation Winner
Damian Priest (c) vs. Timothy Thatcher Singles match for the NXT North American Championship Damian Priest
Breezango (c) vs. Imperium Tag team match for the NXT Tag Team Championships Breezango
Io Shirai vs. Shotzi Blackheart Non-title singles match Io Shirai
Undisputed ERA (Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish) vs. Drake Maverick & Killian Dain Tag team match Drake Maverick & Killian Dain (DQ)
Jessi Kamea & Xia Li vs. Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter Tag team match Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter
Full Recap (Source: Cageside Seats)
Shotzi Blackheart vs. Io Shirai
No mention of Shotzi’s staple gun promo. Blackheart offers her hand in a sign of respect, but the champ slaps it away. Evenly matched in the early going, with Shotzi getting a few covers and then locking in a submission that leaves Io scrambling for a rope break. She gets it, and the ensuing brawl leads to the Genius of the Sky hitting a moonsault off the top to the outside. She brings Blackheart in for a nearfall and we go picture-in-picture.
The champ is in control during the commercials, but Shotzi dodges a charge as soon as we come back. Dropkick into the corner, then a facebuster. Blackheart hits a knee before Io hulks up and they go blow-for-blow in the middle of the ring. Each evades kicks, but when Shotzi tries to stretch Shirai, it’s countered to a crossface. Blackheart struggles, then like Io gets a toe on the bottom rope. The ensuing scramble ends with a senton into the ropes from Shotzi. A bridging suplex gets a great nearfall. She bridges into a submission, but Shirai gets her opponent’s shoulders on the mat to force her to release the hold. She charges back with a facebuster. Tiger Feint Kick leads to a dropkick from the top. One, two, no!
Shotzi back with a super-rana, but the champ kicks out. They battle to the top, but neither can hit anything from there. On the apron, Io German’s Blackheart right on the back of her neck. Shirai gets her in the ring, but can’t get three! Running knees in the corner, then a moonsault from the top ends it. Great match.
Io Shirai def. Shotzi Blackheart via pinfall
Show of respect from the champ in the aftermath as Joseph, Wade Barrett and Beth Phoenix sing Shotzi’s praises.
A video package puts over the vicious streak Tommaso Ciampa’s brought back with him. He’s in action next.
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Desmond Troy
Troy makes the mistake of expecting a clean break on the opening lock-up and eats a knee for it. The newcomer manages to hit a drop kick, but it’s not long before the beatdown is back on. Slingshot into the bottom turnbuckle. Willow’s Bell.
Tommaso Ciampa def. Desmond Troy via pinfall
The Blackheart gets a chair, but before he can attack, Jake Atlas is here with a microphone. He asks if Ciampa remembers him. He could run out there and attack the former champ, but he’s not a coward. He wants a match next week, and a smile from Tommaso looks like acceptance.
Faceless interviewer guy catches up with Drake Maverick on his way to the building. He’s confident he and Killian Dain will be able to get on the same page against Undisputed ERA tonight, even though he hasn’t heard from Dain all week, and doesn’t have his number, and...
After a break, our new NXT champ gets to talk in a pre-tape package. Finn Balor puts over Adam Cole, but says he’s the best. The questions keep coming - how is it being champ four years apart? Last time, he was building the brand. Now, the brand needs him. His wearing the belt means he’s the most important champ in the business, even as they show pictures of Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, and WALTER. He says guys need to fight to face him. Balor tells them to line up.
Austin Theory is out proclaiming himself a first ballot Hall of Famer. His loss to Bronson Reed was a fluke, which he’s going to prove right now by issuing an open challenge to the locker room. The call is answered by Velveteen Dream’s worst nightmare, Kushida!
Austin Theory vs. Kushida
The Japanese Superstar attacks before the bell, but Theory gets back into it. He misses a standing shooting star press, and that creates an opening for Kushida. Battling on the floor, he sends the younger star into the ringpost shoulder first and goes to work on the arm. It’s not long before he has the Hoverboard Lock in.
Kushida def. Austin Theory via submission
Kushida won’t let go of the hold after the bell! The referee finally forces him to let go as the announcers wonder what’s gotten into the legendary super-junior.
After some ads, we visit with the Garganos. Candice is upset that Tegan Nox is ungrateful, and just doesn’t get their way. Johnny’s mad their TV was busted; he hasn’t gone upstairs in a week because there’s still spaghetti everywhere. He wants to send Tegan a bill for their expensive new TV. She looks forward to winning next week’s #1 contender battle royal, and Gargano mocks the guys in the North American title match.
Breezango vs. Imperium
Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel attack before the bell, but the champs hold their own. Aichner hits Fandango with a cheap shot as soon as the match starts, and the beatdown on the Deputy starts immediately. The heels employ quick tags, and make the use of five counts as the work Dango over. The champ gets a boot up on a whip and elbows the German off the apron, but then Aichner turns him inside out with a clothesline. Imperium keeps him isolated in their corner. Barthel gets two off a suplex. Dango looks like he might punch his way free, but Barthel comes out of nowhere to take out his knee. The heels hit a tandem drop kick as we go to commercial.
Shortly after we return, Fandango lands some strikes on Barthel. He gets caught by the tights before he can tag, but with a big clothesline of his own he gets the corner and Tyler Breeze is finally in! He throws the Italian all around, eventually getting a half crab locked in. Barthel breaks that up, but Dango takes him out. Breezango get Aichner hung up in the corner, but after a Supermodel Kick, Barthel breaks up Breeze’s cover. Back and forth leads to a nifty spot where Barthel shoves Prince Pretty off the top into Aichner’s arms, he catches him for a suplex. Fandango barely breaks up the cover.
Things break down and Imperium goes for the same tandem move on the outside, but Dango saves his partner. Back in, he goes for the leg drop off the top but Aichner evades. Barthel kicks him in the jaw and a suplex follow-up gets a close nearfall. Fandango’s in trouble, but manages to get a tornado DDT. Both men tag, and a blind tag by Barthel sets Breeze up for the European bomb, but Dango shoves Aichner into his partner. Prince Pretty stacks him up, and the good guys win!
Breezango def. Imperium via pinfall to retain their NXT Tag Team championship
Jessi Kamea & Xia Li vs. Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter
The announce team plays this up as a chance to possibly earn a WWE Women’s Tag Team title shot. Catanzaro & Carter get the first pinfall when Kacy slides and grabs Li’s foot while Kayden slings her to the mat. Xia gets free with strikes, but tandem offense continues from C & C. A big clothesline from the tall Kamea allows that team to take control with Catanzaro in peril. Kacy evades a splash in the corner, and both teams tag. Carter & Li have a striking exchange that Kayden wins with a drop kick. Superkicks for both her opponents, then tag to Catanzaro. Pump kick from Kacy while Kayden had Xia in a crucifix, then Catanzaro pops over for a bridging pin.
Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter def. Jessi Kamea & Xia Li via pinfall
The winners offer a fist bump in the aftermath, but Xia doesn’t want anything to do with it.
We see Drake finally find Killain, who doesn’t know about the match, and tells Maverick he’s on his own.
After a break, Tegan Nox cuts a promo about how Candice has changed. The LeRae she knew definitely wouldn’t sit around and listen to her husband whine about a $200 TV that she broke, just so he can watch himself lose on it. It boils down to Candice wants a lackey, while Tegan just wanted her friend back. But that’s okay, next week she’s gonna win the battle royal, and she can’t wait to see the look on Johnny’s face when it happens. She also warns Io that this time, she won’t come up short.
Undisputed ERA (Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish) vs. Drake Maverick & Killian Dain
No Dain, and Maverick heads in for what looks like a handicap match. Drake does his never-say-die thing, but things go about as well as you’d expect. We occasionally see shots of guys watching in the back, and Killian is enjoying seeing his “partner” get his butt kicked.
After a break, Fish is working over Drake when we see General Manager William Regal step to Dain. The big Irishman argues that he didn’t sign up for the match, but gets up and heads to the ring just as Maverick is thrown to the floor. He picks up Drake and tells him to get in the ring and lose like a man. TUE mock him and tell him to keep steppin’. He turns around and they throw Maverick at him. He sidesteps and heads into the ring and wipes out Roddy. Fish comes in with a chair and that’s the DQ...
Drake Maverick & Killian Dain def. Undisputed ERA by disqualification
Maverick grabs the chair from Fish, allowing Dain to clean house. Drake is fired up and slaps Killian in the chest, excited they’re a tag team. He gets punched in the face for it.
Jake Atlas is seen leaving as faceless interviewer guy catches up to him and asks what he was thinking setting up the match against Tommaso Ciampa for next week. Before he can get too far into his answer, Ciampa attacks. Steve Corino, some other agents and Kyle O’Reilly of all people break it up. Tommaso tells Jake he’ll see him next week, and KOR he’ll deal with him soon, too.
After a break, it’s MAJOR announcement time! Regal reveals Balor’s next challenger will be determined in a Gauntlet Eliminator match. Five men will compete. Two start, with others entering a four minute intervals. You have to be pinned or submitted to be eliminated. The winner gets The Prinxe at TakeOver on Oct. 4.
Damian Priest vs. Timothy Thatcher
Grappling to start, and Priest holds his own, but ends up underneath. He finally gets on offense when he wins a power contest as they exchange shoulder block. The champ is nursing his arm, but it doesn’t stop him from trying for a powerbomb on the floor. Thatcher shoves him into the ring steps, then suplexes him on the floor as we got PiP.
Priest fights his way back into it on the small screen, and they’re a-clubbering each other when we get back to full screen. A slap by Thatcher fires up the champ, and Priest comes back with a flurry and a big clothesline that turns the challenger inside out. Spinning back elbow in the corner is followed by doing the deal with a Falcon Arrow, but Thatch kicks out at two.
Thatcher tries for an armbar but catches two kicks to the dome for his trouble. Priest tries for a springboard enziguri but Thatcher sidesteps and tries for the armbar again. Another striking exchange, again won by the champ... but Thatcher was playing possum. He catches a kick and goes for a legbar. He finally gets it and turns him over, but the Archer of Infamy makes the ropes. It’s not long before he’s stuck in the Fujiwara armbar, but Priest gets a toe on the ropes. He goes for South of Heaven, but his arm gives out. He connects with a flatliner, then hits his chokeslam a second later, but can only get two. Spinning heel kick off the top, Reckoning, and that’s all she wrote.
Damian Priest def. Timothy Thatcher via pinfall to retain the NXT North American championship
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2020.09.14 21:34 MGTElite489 Weekly Report: Week IV January 25, 2020 - January 31, 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, welcome to the fourth edition of the FNW Weekly Report! Where we recap everything that went down in (and out) of the squared circle for all four brands that are looking to change the professional wrestling world forever. Let's start things off with Apex Wrestling, and Flashpoint IV, emanating from Milwaukee, Wisconsin!

Apex Flashpoint IV


Angel Garza defeats The Miz (9:34)
El Hijo de Ninja's first match in Apex Wrestling turned out to be the A Lister the Miz, who was coming off being pinned by Tommaso Ciampa in the World Tag Team Championship match between #DIY and Miz and Morrison on Flashpoint II. Looking to get back on track, the Money Maker looked to spoil the rising upstart's arrival. But despite Morrison interfering on his behalf multiple times, Miz fell victim to Angel Garza's Wing Clipper, the new signee making a good debut for himself.

Following the show opener, we're hit with a vignette, where we see Mark and Vicky Haskins entering a bar, looking for a drink, only to get anything but a happy hour. Nonetheless, they're the last two standing in the middle of a full scale bar fight, showcasing just how accurate the "Overkill" nickname is when applied to Mark Haskins.

As the video caps off, we're then graced with the presence of Chris Hero, who demands an explanation from Drew Gulak as to why he ambushed him after his match two weeks before. But instead of getting who he wants, Hero faces off with the man he beat right before being attacked: Royce Isaacs. Isaacs claims his loss was simply a fluke, but right in the middle of his rant, he's rocked by a Rolling Elbow from the seasoned veteran, who's fed up with Isaacs mouth, and is solely focused on the University Stretcher.

Bobby Lashley defeats Royce Isaacs (0:22)
Isaacs' woes continue, as his opponent, the Dominator quickly has his way with him. After a quick spear and pin, Lashley's manager MVP goes on the mic and warns the Apex roster to stand back and let them past through, straight to the top of the mountain. As they arrive backstage, they find that Garza also has similar aspirations, leaving them to take it upon themselves to interrupt his interview and give him a personal notice that there is a new force to be reckoned with in Apex Wrestling.

The Sacred Ring make their appearance at the top of the stage, the trio making their presence known as they menacingly walk down the stairs and enter the ring, led by International Champion Timothy Thatcher. Thatcher addresses the events of last week, denouncing OJMO's intentions of coming after his strap once again. Axel Dieter Jr. is handed the stick, and he announces his intentions to chase after the Apex Tag Team Championships, saying that he and Marcel Barthel will dominate anyone who stands in their way, including the current champions, #DIY.

Apex Women's Championship First Round Match: Priscilla Kelly defeats Scarlett Bordeaux (8:12)
The Apex Women's Championship Tournament continues, with Priscilla Kelly going head to head against Scarlett Bordeaux. Hell's Favorite Harlot controls a good length of the match, until the Smokeshow is able to build offense and burst out of her predicament and straight into a comeback sequence. But just as she begins to build momentum, Scarlett's path to victory comes to a screeching halt, as Dexter Lumis appears, staring her down with an entranced look in his eye. Scarlett, stopping everything, is frozen by his gaze, leaving Priscilla the perfect opportunity to lock in the Roma Clutch, leaving Bordeaux no choice but to tap out, give her the win, and punch Kelly's ticket to the semi finals. After the match, Lumis stalks Bordeaux's unmoving body, drawing concerns from multiple referees, and even General Manager Aiden English, who all swoop in to protect her from this dangerous madman.

The frightening actions of Dexter Lumis are followed by the equality unsettling presence of Bray Wyatt. Wyatt welcomes everyone to the second episode of the Firefly Funhouse. He addresses Aleister Black's statement from the week before, warning him that the entity that cost him the Grand Championship is nothing like the world's ever seen before. On this being's behalf, Wyatt accepts Black's challenge for No Time To Die, before we are forced to bid an unsettling farewell to the Firefly Funhouse.

Back in the ring, Aiden English introduces the semi finalists of the Apex Women's Championship Tournament. Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox enter first, followed by Priscilla Kelly and Becky Lynch. English attempts to hype up the tournament finals occurring at No Time To Die, but Becky Lynch takes control of the segment, taking verbal shots on both members of Team Kick, saying Priscilla is the only competitor worthy of her attention. Nox attempts to get her point across and face off against Becky, but she's interrupted by Kelly, who says that Kai will be a cakewalk to run through on her way to the finals. After both Dakota and Tegan get worked up by their opponents, English decides that in one week, Team Kick will face Becky Lynch and Priscilla Kelly in tag team action. All four women leave the scene, the tension obviously still there and still rising. And before we know it, it's time for the main event...

Apex Grand Championship: Will Ospreay defeats Drew McIntyre (c) to win the Apex Grand Championship (13:26)
Two titans of the sport, two of arguably Apex's biggest stars clash over the promotion's top achievement. After a physical sequence that included the Scottish Terminator flying over the ropes for a big tope, Drew fell into a compromising position, unable to stop his hand from colliding with the steel steps after Ospreay dodged the knife edge chop. Taking advantage of the situation, Will took the damage further, crushing it in between the steps and the ring post. Nonetheless, Drew continued to fight, refusing to give in now. He planted a Glasgow Kiss on Ospreay, headbutting him into next week, building space. But ultimately, a badly placed Claymore kick proved to be the fall of McIntyre. Ospreay took advantage, sickeningly trying to tear the shoulder out of Drew's socket. Despite escaping the hold, McIntyre just didn't have anything in the tank to defend himself from Ospreay's deathblow, the Hidden Blade. Ospreay covered Drew as the referee came to, and made the cover to become your new Apex Grand Champion.

PRIDE Wrestling #004


Brit-Am Brawlers defeat New Day by DQ (14:25)
Detroit, Michigan is lit on fire as this tag team match kicks off the night in Little Caesars Arena. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch, the no nonsense ass kickers of PRIDE, versus the gyrating, merch selling unicorns that are Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston. After a bit of a rocky start, New Day tries fighting out from underneath, but Danny Burch takes back control of the match, even when Xavier Woods tries to distract the opposition with Francesca! Oney and Burch land stereo suicide dives, but loses control when trying for a springboard crossbody, getting a dropkick in the process. Kofi and Oney trade shots, going back and forth in the match, until Lorcan starts to get more momentum on his side. Woods and Kingston attempt to stifle him, but Lorcan has no plan to stop until he lands a gigantic half and half suplex from the top rope. He crawls over... about to make the cover... when the lights go out... in comes GoD. Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa clean house, kicking Burch and Lorcan's asses, forcing the referee to call the match off.

Once Brit-Am Brawlers vs New Day is called off, we travel backstage and watch as Jenn Decker interviews Roman Reigns, who's slated to compete in the Fatal Four Way main event that will determine PRIDE Champion Daniel Bryan's next challenger. Reigns promises he will bust ass and prove that he's top dog in the company, all while securing his spot against Daniel Bryan at Survival of The Fittest.

PRIDE Women's Championship Tournament First Round Match: Sasha Banks defeats Jordynne Grace (12:21)
After Roman's interview, we see the entrances of Jordynne Grace and Sasha Banks, two women who have the chance to move forward and get closer to becoming the inaugural PRIDE Women's Champion. After a collar and elbow tie up that falls in Grace's favor, Sasha attempts to use her speed and agility to tie up her opponent. Her and Jordynne trade submissions for a bit, before Sasha tries to lock in a quick Banks Statement, but Grace breaks out of it, thinking she's back in control, only for Sasha to put things right back at her speed with an arm drag! She follows up with a lariat, a suicide dive, and even a crossbody, and even when Grace counters that, Sasha is able to escape and hit a meteora! Both women struggle to roll back into the ring and beat the count, and continue their battle in the squared circle. Both women then continue, doing everything they can to score the final heat needed to come away with the victory. Grace comes dangerously close, slamming Sasha down with a Muscle Buster, before wrenching her arm back with a Fujiwara armbar. Somehow, someway, Banks is able to roll out and rally, landing a hurricanrana and a meteora in the corner. Finally Sasha locks in the Banks Statement, and refuses to let go, leaving Grace no choice but to tap out. Banks is moving on to the next round, and what a match to determine who would advance.

As the first round match wraps up, we go backstage, and see the General Manager of PRIDE, Paige speaking to someone we just barely can't see, only for a suited man to enter the frame, followed by KENOH, who's not exactly happy. The man, who turns out to be KENOH's translator, complains to Paige, saying that KENOH was expecting better competition when he signed with PRIDE, but last week's opposition clearly wasn't the case. As KENOH and the translator leave in a hurry, Paige returns to the first person she was talking to, asking when their client is available.

Street Profits defeat Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado (11:08)
In PRIDE's third match of the night, we see Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford take on luchadors Metalik and Dorado, both teams jockeying for a better position in the tag ranks. Metalik starts off hot, landing a few quick shots on Ford for an early cover of two. But as he tags in Dorado, Ford is able to recover and deal out some offense of his own. Now with some space, Ford takes advantage by tagging in the fresh Dawkins, who pops off, landing a dropkick and a spinning Stinger Splash. Dorado is able to reverse Dawkins' powerbomb attempt into a frankensteiner. Tagging back in, Metalik rope walks like he only can and lands a splash, but cannot seal the deal. Metalik attempts to finish Dawkins off, but Angelo surprises him with a pop up spinebuster! Trying for another proves to be too much, as Dorado reverses and gets ready to cap things off with a shooting star press! But Dawkins lets out one last gasp, getting the knees up, before tagging in Ford and setting him up for the frog splash, getting the Street Profits a big win in the process!

Once PRIDE comes back from commercial, the floor soon belongs to Suzuki Gun, as the Sadistic One steps into the ring along with the Technical Wizard, the Right Hand of Destruction, the Bastard, and the Murderhawk Monster. Joe gets on the mic, and he goes over the losses his faction has been taking lately, but promises that those failures will be rectified... once they do away with some of the dead weight that's been dragging them down. They immediately turn toward PAC, and pounce on the Brit, beating on him and laying waste to their former brother in arms. After eating a big boot, a Zack Driver, a Gotch Style Piledriver, and a Coquina, PAC is finally left for dead as Suzuki Gun walks off, satisfied with their decision.

With the events that just went down, Kayla Braxton stands with the Switchblade Jay White, and asks him about his thoughts on what we just saw, as well as how he feels about tonight's main event. White brushes off both questions, saying kicking PAC out of Suzuki Gun won't help their cause in trying to fight the Bullet Club, and he will prove that tonight by being at the right place at the right time, and claim his right spot in the main event of Survival of The Fittest against Daniel Bryan for the PRIDE Championship.

Tomohiro Ishii defeats Austin Theory (8:37)
Two of the eight participants in the gauntlet match to crown an inaugural PRIDE Intercontinental Championship square off, the young prodigy Austin Theory facing off against the seasoned Strong Style veteran, Tomohiro Ishii. Theory is all talk in his little promo backstage, but the talk dies down once he comes face to face with the Stone Pitbull. It starts out as all Ishii, him just trampling Theory with chops and a decapitating lariat! He continues the onslaught on the outside, but Theory evades one of his attacks and takes advantage, landing a slingshot double foot stomp back in the ring. But despite landing that big move, it only takes attempting a fisherman's suplex for Ishii to fight back with a chop and an enzuigiri. Despite snapping Theory's neck with a German, Austin still has enough to get the shoulder up. In a last ditch effort, Theory was able to escape an Ishii Driller and land a Rolling Thunder Blockbuster. Knowing he had one chance at this, Theory turned around, looking for a moonsault, but Ishii moved at the last second, and put Theory out to pasture with a Ishii Driller. After the match, a furious Theory attempted to lay down steel across Ishii's spine, but the Stone Pitbull catches the chair and sends Austin packing.

Suddenly, there's a cutaway to backstage, where a commotion seems to have occurred. As Paige investigates, she realizes that the subject is Roman Reigns, who is laid out on the grown, out cold. With him planned to be in the Fatal Four Way later in the night, Paige realizes she might just have a substitute for him as PRIDE goes to commercial.

We come back to Chad Gable backstage, reviewing the footage last week, from when he was ambushed by Ace Austin after celebrating his victory. Gable brushes it off, saying that he refuses to let that stay in his head, and will instead move on to next week, when he goes head to head with fellow young upstart Austin Theory. Afterwards, the commentators give the viewers a preview of next week's show, before gearing up for the main event.

PRIDE Championship #1 Contenders' Fatal Four Way: Jay White defeats Tetsuya Naito, Chris Jericho, and Santos Escobar (18:54)
As White, Naito, and Jericho all prepare for the fight of their lives, they're surprised by the arrival of Taynara Conti, who appears on stage with a microphone. As it turns out, she's the client of the fourth entrant in this match, who is... Santos Escobar. Escobar enters to the shock of everyone, kicking off an insane battle, taking a shot at Chris Jericho, but most important targeting Tetsuya Naito's knee, ripping off the tape and beating on the injured appendage. Just like he promised, White picks his spots, pouncing on Naito when he gets the chance, destroying the leg even more so the Ungovernable One is damaged goods. With Conti's help as a distraction, Escobar is able to take control of the match at moments, laying waste to all three men, leading people to believe his first match in the company would end in a huge win. For a while, Escobar and the White went at it, both fighting tooth and nail, hoping it'll be enough to earn a shot against Daniel Bryan at Survival of The Fittest. But right at the climax of their battle Naito comes flying back in to interject himself! Escobar rolls out, and Jericho steps back into the match as he and Naito brawl! But right when it seems like Naito has this won, Escobar ruins the moment, wrecking his knee even further with a steel chair as the match goes on! Because of Escobar, Naito is dead on arrival... and who should reap the benefits but Jay White? After landing a Saito suplex on Escobar, the Switchblade steals the pin and signs his name to the main event of Survival of The Fittest!

Despite the match being over, and Jay White being carried by his Bullet Club comrades out of the building, the action doesn't stop as Escobar shoves away any help for Naito and continues attacking the leader of Los Ingobernables! Chris Jericho slowly comes to, will he put a stop to this? Of course not, he joins in and stretches out Naito in the Walls of Jericho! It is only until LIJ run down to make the save that they stop, and make to leave with Conti, only for Mansoor to block their path, swinging a steel chair! Escobar, Jericho, and Conti all make a break for the other barricade, hopping it and melting into the crowd as PRIDE goes off the air.

REVOLT Exposé


Chris Van Vliet hosted a docu-short earlier this week, going over the very short, but explosive history of REVOLT Wrestling, the supposed fourth competitor in the famed "Friday Night Wars". After going over its inception and first two events featuring some of the world's best talent, Van Vliet went in depth explaining some of the company's hardships. Starting with the #SpeakingOut Movement, he reflected on REVOLT receiving extensive backlash for not implementing background checks thorough enough to make sure their roster had no pressing allegations against them at the time of signing. Van Vliet also went over the timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic, stating that multiple roster and staff members being infected is what turned out to be the nail in the coffin, as Amazon Prime is seemingly having cold feet about continuing to support the promotion. But just when we get to the goods, and Van Vliet interviews Ricky Steamboat, inquiring about the future of REVOLT, the feed cuts out, and multiple graphics replace the interview, that of a diamond and "REVOLT" being crossed out in favor of "REBIRTH". More questions than answers come in light of this REVOLT Exposé.

Infinity Blackout IV


Infinity Wrestling comes at us from Full Sail University for the fourth edition of Blackout, and the crowd is on their feet, losing their minds, knowing that the promotion will outdo last week's phenomenal output in the form of Blackout III. Kicking off the show is Bianca Belair, who reflects on how she attacked Shayna Baszler last week, before saying it's just payback for Baszler targeting her eye on Night 2 of New Dawn, screwing her out of the chance to become the inaugural Infinity Women's Champion. While calling Baszler out, saying she wants a shot for the strap, she's interrupted by William Regal, who says that in order for Belair to qualify for a shot against Baszler, she's going to have to go through the Queen of Spades' fellow MMA compadres, Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir, in a handicap match. Belair immediately accepted, saying she doesn't care what she has to do to get in the ring with Baszler. As Belair leaves through the crowd, we prepare for the first match of the night...

8 Man Tag: Dead Rose Clique (Damian Priest, Lars Sullivan, Authors of Pain) defeats Bulletproof (Darby Allin, Luchasaurus, Marko Stunt, Joey Janela) (16:35)
The mystery partner that had been hyped up by Oblivion Champion Darby turned out to be the returning Bad Boy, who joined in the fight against the Dead Rose Clique! It was an eight man car crash, with Darby and Joey throwing caution into the wind against their much bigger opponents, who had a hard time dealing with the speed of their enemies. Marko Stunt has the highlight of the match, and possibly the night with a big assisted Canadian Destroyer to Akam at ringside, but the end of the match belonged to the Dead Rose Clique. Damian Priest landed a chokeslam on Darby, sending him flying from the top rope into the unforgiving barricade! Akam and Rezar turned the tide back in the ring, landing a brutal Super Collider on the two Jungle Express members, picking up the win for their faction.

Karl Anderson defeats Trent Seven (11:25)
Seven looked for revenge, following the team of Gallows and Anderson exploding onto the scene the week before, debuting at Mustache Mountain's expense, beating them down after their loss to the Authors of Pain. Seven burst out of the gate hot, using his power to take control of the match, but Anderson was experienced enough to stay in it, whether it was his agility, technical ability, or less than legal methods of dealing out damage. Gallows proved to be downfall of Seven, as his distraction gave Karl enough space to land a deadly Stun Gun for the victory. Leaving through the crowd, Gunz 'n' Gallows stared down Mustache Mountain back in the ring, cocky grins plastered over their face.

Cody Rhodes defeats Keith Lee (19:55)
After taking two straight losses in his open challenge, Lee hoped to turn around his fortunes, thinking that third time would be the charm. The American Nightmare answered the challenge, and went head to head with the Limitless One in an captivating bout! Lee put Rhodes through the announce table with a spinebuster, but Cody targeted the leg throughout the match, turning Lee into a one legged man with his American Nightmare submission hold. It looked like we were about to see Lee rectify his past two losses with a Supernova, only for Rhodes to flip the script and hit a Cross Rhodes, scoring the pin and adding his name to the list of people who successfully answered Keith's open challenge, along with Adam Cole and AJ Styles. After the match, Cody offered a handshake, but Lee couldn't respond before being attacked by Finn Balor! The Prince laid waste to Cody, expelling him to the outside, before destroying Lee's leg even further, ending the attack with a brutal Coup de grâce to stand tall at the end of the segment.

Ilja Dragunov defeats Hiromu Takahashi (13:00)
Hiromu's original opponent was slated to be BUSHI, but the Dead Rose Clique had other ideas, Lio Rush and Authors of Pain dragging his unmoving carcass out to the stage, posing with him as Hiromu stood shocked. The surprising look on his face when Rush announced his new opponent, Ilja Dragunov. Despite being thrown off guard, the Time Bomb fought back and tried to make this a competitive match, but Ilja had all the momentum on his side as he used his breakneck speed and chaotic speed to break Hiromu down bit by bit. All it took was a Torpedo Moscow to finish off Takahashi and claim a win for the newcomer. Lio attempted to be friendly with Ilja, but Dragunov shoved him off, before feeding him a Torpedo Moscow of his own! Dragunov stands over both competitors of the Empyrean Championship match at Blackout rolls on.

Nikki Cross defeats Alexa Bliss (11:30)
In Nikki Cross' first match in Infinity, the woman who stood in her way was none other than the Goddess Alexa Bliss, both wrestlers looking to climb up the ranks and prove themselves as a possible challenger for Shayna Baszler's Women's Championship. Cross came off as unhinged and spontaneous, thinking up of moves on the fly, while Bliss was more straightforward, obviously employing a strategy. However, that strategy was not enough, as Nikki's "Strike first, think later" attitude led her to landing the Purge on Alexa and getting the pinfall on her, making her debut on Blackout a complete success!

Phenomenal Ace vs The War Raiders ended in a double countout (25:45)
In the main event, we saw Bulletproof, represented by AJ Styles and Hiroshi Tanahashi, go to war with Hanson and Raymond Rowe, who were representing Rogue Glory. The War Raiders beat down Hiroshi Tanahashi at first, taking turns breaking down the old man as they got closer and closer to picking up a win for their team. But somehow, someway, Tanahashi was able to escape danger in the form of a Fallout, and send Raymond Rowe colliding with his tag team partner! Getting the hot tag to AJ, the Phenomenal One came in like a house of fire, landing a Stylin' DDT on both Hanson and Rowe, but Raymond quickly shut it down with a lariat. The War Raiders continue to dominate, until they collide into the referee in an attempt to finish AJ with the Call of Fenrir! In comes the Young Bucks! The Infinity Tag Team Champions Nick and Matt Jackson interfere on Styles' behalf, the Bulletproof comrades landing a barrage of superkicks on Rogue Glory's resident monster tag team! Styles and Tanahashi thought that was it, as AJ fell into the cover, but it wasn't! Following Hanson's kickout, the two teams continued to brawl, both inside the ring and out, until all Hell broke loose when Hanson hit AJ Styles with a Death Valley Driver off the top rope to the floor below on Rowe and Tanahashi, taking everyone out at once! The referee counted, and continued to count, and count... but unfortunately all we were left with from this amazing match was a draw, an inconclusive finish that left the fans begging for more.

After the match, as the War Raiders left the building, AJ Styles went on the stick, and accepted Adam Cole's challenge for Bulletproof to face Rogue Glory at Genocide, wanting to finish this affair between the two factions off for good. As the show came to a close, a graphic flashed on the screen, featuring AJ Styles, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Joey Janela vs Adam Cole, Brodie Lee, and Killian Dain set for the Genocide PPV.

Week V Preview


Apex Wrestling
Next week, the Aerial Assassin, the NEW Apex Grand Champion, Will Ospreay will address the fans for the first time, and speak his mind on the actions he took to become champion. Drew Gulak and Io Shirai will be live, where Gulak will explain his actions, most notably attacking Chris Hero, and Shirai will confront her demons. Angel Garza has been invited to the VIP lounge to air his grievances to MVP. And finally, Flashpoint will feature blockbuster main event action as Team Kick takes on Becky Lynch and Priscilla Kelly, the semi finalists showing us a bit of a preview of what's to come.

PRIDE Wrestling
On PRIDE #005, we will see TJP face off against the Technical Wizard Zack Sabre Jr, Chad Gable going one on one against Austin Theory, and KENOH stepping into the ring with the Swiss Superman Cesaro. And as if that's not enough, the PRIDE Women's Championship Tournament kicks into second gear, as the semi finals begin with Kairi Sane taking on Candice LeRae. Finally, the reigning champion Usos will collide with Bullet Club's own Guerrillas of Destiny with the PRIDE Tag Team Championships on the line.

Infinity Wrestling
Infinity Wrestling continues to one-up itself every week, with Blackout V set to be an absolute banger of a show. We're seeing not one, but two championship matches, as Darby Allin defends his Oblivion Championship against Lars Sullivan, as well as The Young Bucks versus The Ghost Soldiers for the Infinity Tag Team Championships. Joey Janela faces Brodie Lee in a Street Fight, Luke Gallows faces Tyler Bate, Nikki Cross takes on Sonya Deville, and we'll see Bianca Belair compete in a 2 on 1 Handicap Match, where if she defeats Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir, she'll receive a Women's Title shot against Shayna Baszler. And for the second consecutive week, Blackout's Main Event is a stacked tag team bout; this time we only know 3 of the competitors! Cody Rhodes and Keith Lee team up to battle Finn Balor and a mystery DRC member; who will it be? Find out next week!

The Dirt Sheets


Apex Wrestling
  1. The wrestling world was in awe when Drew McIntyre shockingly lost the Apex Grand Championship to Will Ospreay. The exact events that took place are unclear, what we do know is that Drew is out with a broken hand and suspected separated shoulder. Also unclear is whether Ospreay went into business for himself or if a change was made on the fly.
  2. Insider talks have revealed that we will see the Apex Commissioner revealed in the coming weeks, who it could be is another question, some names that have been recommended are Stu Bennett, Shane McMahon or Trish Stratus.
  3. Apex have some big plans to rework the presentation of the product, this change could be coming with the introduction of the aforementioned Commissioner, all relying on the previous rumor, unclear how trusted these can truly be however.

PRIDE Wrestling
  1. For PRIDE #005, KENOH and Cesaro is apparently set to open the show, the company seems interested in what the new star can bring to the table, which is why they're putting him up against a versatile wrestler like Cesaro. The two were allegedly told to "show what they're made of" and are being given more time to give the fans a show of what they can deliver.
  2. Recently off life support, Enzo is allegedly using the time away from the ring to record a new album, the name of the project apparently being "Insanely Curing Unhappiness: ICU", and the lead single being called "Comatose State of Mind".

REVOLT Wrestling
  1. Sources claim that this entire hiatus and disappearance of REVOLT is simply a ploy in their plan to rebrand, including the docu-short from Chris Van Vliet. Some claims even suggest Van Vliet is outright collaborating with REVOLT, and is being brought on as a backstage personality once the company returns to television.
  2. On the flip side, reigning REVOLT Imperial Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega seemingly confirmed the death of his home promotion, appearing at a AAA live event, challenging El Tejano Jr for the AAA Mega Championship. To further this claim, Omega also laid down the REVOLT strap in a casket in his cinematic vignette on Twitter, implying that he was moving on to new territory.
  3. On the flip flip side, speculation has been rising in terms of the other promotions involved in the Friday Night Wars, primarily Infinity Wrestling. Upper management has allegedly reached out to the higher ups at REVOLT, hoping to form a relationship not unlike the New Japan/Ring of Honor situation.

Infinity Wrestling
  1. The speculation over Infinity's potential fourth faction has been debunked; multiple insiders have revealed that Bulletproof, The Dead Rose Clique, and Rogue Glory are the only 3 factions planned for the rest of the calendar year.
  2. Infinity is supposedly heavily interwoven into the rebranding of REVOLT, with talent, production, and resources all being shared between the two companies as FNW's underground promotion undergoes changes.
  3. With Finn Balor attacking Keith Lee and Cody Rhodes this past Friday, Cody is set to start a program with Balor heading into Genocide, Keith entering himself in a Triple Threat with the other two for the PPV, however the latter has come from a new source, so take it with a pinch of salt.
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2020.09.12 20:00 CaspianX2 Full list of upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch (US) (Updated 9/12/2020)

Console exclusives (games that are also on PC and/or mobile, but not on other consoles) in Italics. Nintendo exclusives (games that are only on Nintendo platforms) in bold.
For those looking at this list and not sure what's likely to be noteworthy, I have compiled a page with noteworthy releases on Switch for September 2020. Please give them a look if you want to see what games are likely to be some of September's highlights!
As for the full list of upcoming games, here you go:
Games Release date Date confirmed by?
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw 9/22/20 Official Website/Official Website
Castlestorm 2 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Orbit XL 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Unrailed! 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Alluris 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Big-Bobby-Car - The BigRace 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Breakpoint 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Dungreed 9/24/20 Official Trailer
Embracelet 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Going Under 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Gothic Murder: Adventure That Changes Destiny 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Great Conqueror: Rome 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Lost Ember 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Micro Pico Racers 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
My Diggy Dog 2 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Retro Classix Collection #1: Data East 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Rivals of Aether 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Secrets of Me 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
This is the Zodiac Speaking 9/24/20 Official Twitter Post
Wartile 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Car Driving School Simulator 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Jet Set Knights 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Port Royale 4 9/25/20 Official Twitter Post
TrollHunters: Defenders of Arcadia 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Bacon Man: An Adventure 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Undead Darlings ~No Cure For Love~ 9/28/20 Nintendo.com
Umihara Kawase Bazooka! 9/29/20 Official Trailer
Projection: First Light 9/30/20 Nintendo.com
Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in The Hotel Lisbon 9/30/20 Nintendo.com
Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition August/September 2020 Official Twitter Post
Curved Space September 2020 Official Trailer
Drive Buy September 2020 Official Trailer/Official Twitter Post
Gamer Girl September 2020 Official Trailer (Trailer no longer available)
Alwa's Legacy Summer 2020 Official Twitter Post
Calico Summer 2020 Official Website
Eldest Souls (Timed Console Exclusive) Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
King of the Hat Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos Summer 2020 Official Website
Alter Cosmos Q3 2020 Official Website
Counter Terrorist Agency Q3 2020 Official Website
Crown Trick Q3 2020 Official Website
Driftland: The Magic Revival Q3 2020 Official Website
Dungeon Defenders Awakened (Timed Exclusive) Q3 2020 Official Twitter Post
Farm Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Lord Winklebottom Investigates Q3 2020 Official Website
Nogunz: Doppelganger Edition Q3 2020 Official Trailer
The Academy: The First Riddle Q3 2020 Official Trailer
Train Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Candy Raid: The Factory 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Farm Builder 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Filament 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Liege Dragon 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Smoots World Cup Tennis 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Super Mario Bros. 35 (Limited Release, Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Required) 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Warsaw 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Ys Origin 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
103 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Make a Killing 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing: Queen 10/6/20 Official Website
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Aery: Sky Castle 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Game Dev Tycoon 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
I Am Dead (Timed Exclusive) 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ikenfell 10/8/20 Official Twitter Post
Piofore: Fated Memories 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Puddle Knights 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Torn Tales: Rebound Edition 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ben 10: Power Trip! 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
FIFA 21 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
The Survivalists 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
GI Joe: Operation Blackout 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 1•2: Exploded and Reloaded 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Robotics;Notes Double Pack 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Transformers: Battlegrounds 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Alpaca Ball: Allstars 10/15/20 Official Website
Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials 10/15/20 Official Twitter Post
Burst Shooter 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Cloudpunk 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Hardcore Mecha 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Ring of Pain 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Space Crew 10/15/20 Official Trailer
9 Monkeys of Shaolin 10/16/20 Nintendo.com
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 10/16/20 Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct
Zoids Wild Blast Unleashed 10/16/20 Nintedo.com
Carto 10/27/20 Official Trailer
Cobra Kai 10/27/20 Official Trailer (IGN Exclusive)
My Universe - Fashion Boutique 10/27/20 Official Website
The Bluecoats - North & South 10/27/20 Official Website
Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure 10/28/20 Official Twitter Post
Mad Rat Dead 10/30/20 Official Trailer
Pikmin 3 Deluxe 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Dusk Halloween 2020 Official Trailer
Hidden Objects Collection October 2020 Official Trailer
Maid of Sker October 2020 Official Twitter Post
Monster Truck Championship October 2020 Official Trailer
Oddworld: New 'N Tasty October 2020 Official Trailer
Slide Stars October 2020 Official Website
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia (Multiple Versions) 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - School Teacher 11/3/20 Official Website
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay 11/6/20 Official Trailer
Fuser 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - Cooking Star Restaurant 11/10/20 Official Website
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
XIII 11/10/20 Official Trailer (IGN Summer of Gaming Event 2020)
Just Dance 2021 11/12/20 Nintendo.com
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory 11/13/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing 2021 11/13/20 Official Website
Cris Tales 11/17/20 Official Website
Professor Rubik's Brain Fitness 11/17/20 Official Website
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 11/17/20 Official Website
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 11/20/20 Nintendo.com
Cafe Enchante November 2020 Official Website
Death Crown November 2020 Official Trailer
Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal November 2020 Official Website
Chronos: Before the Ashes 12/1/20 Official Twitter Post
Empire of Sin 12/1/20 Nintendo.com
Immortals Fenyx Rising (formerly Gods & Monsters) 12/3/20 Official Trailer
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise 12/4/20 Nintendo.com
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 12/8/20 Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase August 2020
Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend 12/15/20 Nintendo.com
Override 2: Super Mech League December 2020 Official Trailer
Pretty Princess Party December 2020 Official Website
Apex Legends Fall 2020 Nintendo Twitter Post
Axiom Verge 2 Fall 2020 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019
Commandos 2 HD Remaster Fall 2020 Official Website
Cyanide and Happiness: Freakpocalypse: Part 1 (Timed Console Exclusive) Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Cyber Shadow Fall 2020 Official Website
GONNER2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Grindstone Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Fall 2020 Official Trailer
PixelJunk Eden 2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Roki Fall 2020 Publisher Post on Reddit
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut Fall 2020 Official Twitter Post
The Red Lantern Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Torchlight III Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Harvest Moon: One World Autumn 2020 (European Release Date) Nintendo.co.uk
Toy Soldiers HD Autumn 2020 Official Website
Alchemic Cutie Q4 2020 Official Website
Circadian City Q4 2020 Announce Trailer
Defense Corp Q4 2020 Developer Comment on Reddit
Ever Forward Q4 2020 Official Website
Metal Revolution Q4 2020 Official Announcement on New Game+ Expo Live Stream (via Gematsu)
Pumpkin Jack Q4 2020 Official Trailer
Golden Force Last Quarter 2020 Official Trailer
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Clive 'N' Wrench Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack Winter 2020 Nintendo.com
B.Ark (Timed Exclusive) Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Beach Buggy Racing 2 Late 2020 Official Website
Charterstone Late 2020 Official Trailer
Dicey Dungeons Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Hoa Late 2020 Wholesome Direct 5-26-2020
Phogs! Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Quantum League Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Signs of the Sojourner Late 2020 Official Trailer
Dangerous Driving 2 Holiday 2020 Official Website
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition Holiday 2020 Official Twitter Post
Sniper Elite 4 Holiday 2020 Nintendo.com
Speed 3 Grand Prix Holiday 2020 Official Trailer
Re:Zero – The Prophecy of the Throne Winter 2020/2021 Official Trailer
Aground 2020 Official Website
Astrodogs 2020 Developer post on Reddit
Black Book 2020 Official Trailer
Bladed Fury 2020 Official Twitter Post
Boyfriend Dungeon 2020 Nintendo.com
Bravely Default II 2020 Nintendo.com
Breakpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Car Mechanic Flipper 2020 Official Website
Circuit Superstars 2020 Official Website
Collapsus 2020 Official Website
Conarium 2020 Official Trailer
Cthulhu: Books of Ancients 2020 Official Website
DARQ: Complete Edition 2020 Official Trailer
Devil's Hunt 2020 Official Twitter Post
Digimon Survive 2020 Anime Expo panel (relayed by NintendoEverything.com)
Door Kickers 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Eastward 2020 Nintendo.com
Electrix 2020 Official Website
Farm & Fix 2020 2020 Official Website
Farm Manager 2018 2020 Official Website
Flipper Mechanic 2020 Official Website
Gearshifters 2020 Official Website
God Fire 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Good Night Knight 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Greak: Memories of Azur 2020 Official Trailer
Hatch Tales (Formerly Chicken Wiggle Workshop) 2020 Official Website
Haven 2020 Nintendo.com
Hazel Sky 2020 Official Trailer
Heaven's Vault 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hellpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hero: Flood Rescue 2020 Official Website
Hindsight 20/20 2020 Announce Trailer
Hyperbrawl Tournament 2020 Official Website
Kingpin: Reloaded 2020 Official Trailer
King's Bounty II 2020 Nintendo.com
Littlewood 2020 Official Twitter Page
Lords of Exile 2020 Official Website/Official Trailer
Mail Mole 2020 Official Trailer
Maneater 2020 Official Twitter Post
Mars Horizon 2020 Official Website
Moero Crystal H 2020 Official Trailer
Moon Village 2020 Official Website
Mushrooms: Forest Walker 2020 Official Website
N1RV Ann-A 2020 Announce Trailer
Necrobarista 2020 Official Twitter Page
Nyx: The Awakening 2020 Official Reveal Teaser/Official Website
Olija 2020 Official Twitter Post
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Videogame 2020 Official Website
P.U.G.S. Agents 2020 Official Website
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire 2020 Interview With Developer
Plastic Rebellion 2020 Official Website
Poker Club 4K 2020 Official Trailer
Real Boxing 2 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Robotics;Notes Elite 2020 Official Website
Scourge Bringer 2020 Nintendo.com
Sail Forth 2020 Nintendo.com
Samurai Gunn 2 2020 Nintendo.com
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate 2020 Official Trailer
Spacebase Startopia 2020 Announce Trailer
Spin Rhythm XD 2020 Announce Trailer
Tennis World Tour 2 2020 Official Trailer
The Good Life 2020 Nintendo.com
This Is Pool 2020 Official Website
This Is Snooker 2020 Official Website
Those Who Remain 2020 Official Twitter Page
Trigger Witch 2020 Kinda Funny Games E3 Showcase
Unheard 2020 Official Twitter Post
Unlucky Seven 2020 Official Website
Unto the End 2020 Official Trailer
Zengeon 2020 Official Trailer
Purrtato Tail: By the Light of the Elderstar 2020 "or when it's done" Official Fact Sheet
House Designer 2020/2021 Official Website
Ring of Life: Survive in Proxima 2020/2021 Official Website
Iris.Fall 1/7/21 Nintendo.com
Little Nightmares II 2/1/21 Official Twitter Post
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 2/12/21 Nintendo.com
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin 2/25/21 Official Website
Balan Wonderworld 3/26/21 Official Twitter Post
Monster Hunter Rise 3/26/21 Nintendo.com
Turrican Anthology Vol. 1 February/March 2021 Official Website
Turrican Anthology Vol. 2 February/March 2021 Official Website
Sky: Children of the Light "A few months into 2021" Official Website
Blue Fire (Timed Exclusive) Q1 2021 Nintendo.com
Foreclosed Q2 2021 Developer Interview
Pet Clinic - Cats & Dogs Q1 2021 Official Website
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Q1 2021 Official Gamescom Trailer (via IGN)
Turrican Collector's Edition April/May 2021 Official Website
Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions Spring 2021 Nintendo.com
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Spring 2021 Official Trailer
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster Spring 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Subnautica Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Subnautica: Below Zero Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Summer 2021 Nintendo.com
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Summer 2021 Nintendo.com
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Summer 2021 Official Trailer
Party Crasher Simulator Second Half of 2021 Official Press Release
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Late 2021 Gamescom 2020 presentation (via Dailyradar)
Aeon Must Die 2021 Official Trailer
Backbone 2021 Official Website
Bear and Breakfast (Timed console exclusive) 2021 Nintendo.com
Card Shark 2021 Nintendo.com
Dordogne 2021 Official Trailer
Dual Gear 2021 Official Trailer
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2021 Official Trailer (Gamespot Exclusive)
Fallen Legion: Revenants 2021 Official Trailer (New Games Plus Expo 2020)
Gamedec 2021 Official Trailer (Gamescom 2020)
Garden Story 2021 Nintendo.com
Graven 2021 Official Trailer
Lost in Random 2021 Official Press Release
Lost Words 2021 Official Twitter Post
Mineko's Night Market 2021 Nintendo.com
No More Heroes 3 2021 Nintendo.com/Official Twitter Post
Rogue Lords 2021 Official Trailer
Rune Factory 5 2021 Nintendo.com
Serial Cleaners 2021 Official Trailer
She Dreams Elsewhere 2021 Nintendo.com
Shin Megami Tensei V 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Skatebird 2021 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019/Official Statement on Kickstarter.com
Starbase Startopia 2021 Official Twitter Post
Saviors of Sapphire Wings/Stranger of Sword City Revisited 2021 Official Trailer
Summer at the Edge of the Universe 2021 Official Twitter Post
Tormented Souls 2021 Official Trailer
Trails of Cold Steel IV 2021 Official Trailer
Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong 2021 Official Trailer
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground 2021 Official Trailer (via IGN - Gamescom 2020)
Sea of Stars 2022 Official Trailer/Official Trailer
(Note: TBA Dates and Missed Release Dates in comments)
I miss anything? Mis-marked exclusivity? Have an official source with updated info? Let me know!
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2020.09.06 23:09 ProGunLiberal Felony Gang-member Rapper "Yayo" Who Glorified Guns Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm


Antonio Dondrell Bell, a.k.a \"Yayo\". Fun fact: \"Yayo\" is slang for \"cocaine\".
Previously Convicted Felon was Prohibited from Possessing a Gun
AUGUSTA, GA, September 4, 2020: A gang member and self-styled rapper with a felony criminal record has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for illegally possessing a gun.
Antonio Dondrell Bell, 29, of Grovetown, Ga., was sentenced to 84 months in prison by U.S. District Court Chief Judge J. Randal Hall after pleading guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. After completion of his prison term, Bell will be required to serve three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.
“Antonio Bell knew that as a convicted felon he is not allowed to carry firearms, yet he chose not only to violate the law but to brazenly glorify gun possession in his videos posted online,” said U.S. Attorney Christine. “Now, inside a prison, he might have a live audience – but he won’t be able to flash firearms in his performances.”
According to court documents and information shared in court, Bell was arrested in Dec.7, 2018, after a traffic stop in Augusta by Richmond County sheriff’s deputies who found a loaded Ruger 9mm handgun with high-capacity magazine under the driver’s seat of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Bell was driving.
In online videos in which he performs under the name “Yayo,” Bell is seen holding a firearm while also flashing large stacks of cash. He claimed the videos were staged for his budding music career, while also admitting that he was a member of the 5-9 Brims, a subset of the violent Bloods criminal street gang. Bell faces additional state charges, including indictments on multiple counts of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
Bell has previous felony convictions, which make it illegal for him to possess a firearm.
“The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) considers Richmond County Sheriff’s Office a critical partner in its long-term mission of removing criminals and gangs from our communities in the Augusta area,” said Beau Kolodka, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Field Division of the ATF.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, and prosecuted for the United States by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alejandro V. Pascual IV.
From: https://www.atf.gov/news/pgang-member-rapper-who-glorified-guns-sentenced-federal-prison-illegal-possession-firearm
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2020.09.05 21:11 CaspianX2 Full list of upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch (US) (Updated 9/5/2020)

Console exclusives (games that are also on PC and/or mobile, but not on other consoles) in Italics. Nintendo exclusives (games that are only on Nintendo platforms) in bold.
For those looking at this list and not sure what's likely to be noteworthy, I have compiled a page with noteworthy releases on Switch for September 2020. Please give them a look if you want to see what games are likely to be some of September's highlights!
As for the full list of upcoming games, here you go:
Games Release date Date confirmed by?
Fight Crab 9/15/20 Nintendo.com
Her Majesty's Ship 9/15/20 Nintendo.com
Iris.Fall 9/15/20 Nintendo.com
Active Neurons 2 9/16/20 Nintendo.com
Dog Duty 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Drag Racing Rivals 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Endurance - Space Action 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Flying Soldiers 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Mini Motor Racing X 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Moero Crystal H 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Nevaeh 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Super Punch Patrol 9/17/20 Nintndo.com
Vampire's Fall: Origins 9/17/20 Nintendo.com
Georifters 9/18/20 Nintendo.com
GORSD 9/18/20 Nintendo.com
Journey of the Broken Circle 9/18/20 Nintendo.com
Saboteur SiO 9/18/20 Nintendo.com
Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Limited Release) 9/18/20 Nintendo.com
The Secret Order: Return to the Buried Kingdom 9/18/20 Nintendo.com
WWE 2K Battlegrounds 9/18/20 Nintendo.com
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw 9/22/20 Official Website/Official Website
Castlestorm 2 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Unrailed! 9/23/20 Nintendo.com
Alluris 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Big-Bobby-Car - The BigRace 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Dungreed 9/24/20 Official Trailer
Going Under 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Lost Ember 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Micro Pico Racers 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
This is the Zodiac Speaking 9/24/20 Official Twitter Post
Wartile 9/24/20 Nintendo.com
Port Royale 4 9/25/20 Official Twitter Post
TrollHunters: Defenders of Arcadia 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Projection First Light 9/25/20 Official Trailer
Bacon Man: An Adventure 9/25/20 Nintendo.com
Umihara Kawase Bazooka! 9/29/20 Official Trailer
Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition August/September 2020 Official Twitter Post
Curved Space September 2020 Official Trailer
Drive Buy September 2020 Official Trailer/Official Twitter Post
Embracelet September 2020 Official Trailer
Gamer Girl September 2020 Official Trailer (Trailer no longer available)
Alwa's Legacy Summer 2020 Official Twitter Post
Calico Summer 2020 Official Website
Eldest Souls (Timed Console Exclusive) Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
King of the Hat Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
Rivals of Aether: Definitive Edition Summer 2020 Official Trailer
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos Summer 2020 Official Website
Alter Cosmos Q3 2020 Official Website
Counter Terrorist Agency Q3 2020 Official Website
Crown Trick Q3 2020 Official Website
Driftland: The Magic Revival Q3 2020 Official Website
Dungeon Defenders Awakened (Timed Exclusive) Q3 2020 Official Twitter Post
Farm Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Lord Winklebottom Investigates Q3 2020 Official Website
Nogunz: Doppelganger Edition Q3 2020 Official Trailer
The Academy: The First Riddle Q3 2020 Official Trailer
Train Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Candy Raid: The Factory 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Farm Builder 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Filament 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Super Mario Bros. 35 (Limited Release, Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Required) 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Warsaw 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Ys Origin 10/1/20 Official Trailer
Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing: Queen 10/6/20 Official Website
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Aery: Sky Castle 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Game Dev Tycoon 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ikenfell 10/8/20 Official Twitter Post
Piofore: Fated Memories 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Puddle Knights 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ben 10: Power Trip! 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
The Survivalists 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
GI Joe: Operation Blackout 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 1•2: Exploded and Reloaded 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Robotics;Notes Double Pack 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Transformers: Battlegrounds 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Alpaca Ball: Allstars 10/15/20 Official Website
Cloudpunk 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Ring of Pain 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Space Crew 10/15/20 Official Trailer
9 Monkeys of Shaolin 10/16/20 Official Trailer
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 10/16/20 Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct
Zoids Wild Blast Unleashed 10/16/20 Nintedo.com
Carto 10/27/20 Official Trailer
Cobra Kai 10/27/20 Official Trailer (IGN Exclusive)
My Universe - Fashion Boutique 10/27/20 Official Website
The Bluecoats - North & South 10/27/20 Official Website
Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure 10/28/20 Official Twitter Post
Mad Rat Dead 10/30/20 Official Trailer
Pikmin 3 Deluxe 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Dusk Halloween 2020 Official Trailer
Hidden Objects Collection October 2020 Official Trailer
Maid of Sker October 2020 Official Twitter Post
Monster Truck Championship October 2020 Official Trailer
Oddworld: New 'N Tasty October 2020 Official Trailer
Slide Stars October 2020 Official Website
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia (Multiple Versions) 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - School Teacher 11/3/20 Official Website
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay 11/6/20 Official Trailer
Fuser 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - Cooking Star Restaurant 11/10/20 Official Website
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
XIII 11/10/20 Official Trailer (IGN Summer of Gaming Event 2020)
Just Dance 2021 11/12/20 Nintendo.com
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory 11/13/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing 2021 11/13/20 Official Website
Cris Tales 11/17/20 Official Website
Professor Rubik's Brain Fitness 11/17/20 Official Website
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 11/17/20 Official Website
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 11/20/20 Nintendo.com
Cafe Enchante November 2020 Official Website
Death Crown November 2020 Official Trailer
Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal November 2020 Official Website
Chronos: Before the Ashes 12/1/20 Official Twitter Post
Immortals Fenyx Rising (formerly Gods & Monsters) 12/3/20 Official Trailer
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 12/8/20 Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase August 2020
Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend 12/15/20 Nintendo.com
Override 2: Super Mech League December 2020 Official Trailer
Pretty Princess Party December 2020 Official Website
Apex Legends Fall 2020 Nintendo Twitter Post
Axiom Verge 2 Fall 2020 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019
Commandos 2 HD Remaster Fall 2020 Official Website
Cyanide and Happiness: Freakpocalypse: Part 1 (Timed Console Exclusive) Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Cyber Shadow Fall 2020 Official Website
Empire of Sin Fall 2020 Nintendo.com/Official Twitter Page
GONNER2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Grindstone Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Hades Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Fall 2020 Official Trailer
PixelJunk Eden 2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut Fall 2020 Official Twitter Post
The Red Lantern Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Torchlight III Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Harvest Moon: One World Autumn 2020 (European Release Date) Nintendo.co.uk
Toy Soldiers HD Autumn 2020 Official Website
Alchemic Cutie Q4 2020 Official Website
Circadian City Q4 2020 Announce Trailer
Defense Corp Q4 2020 Developer Comment on Reddit
Ever Forward Q4 2020 Official Website
Metal Revolution Q4 2020 Official Announcement on New Game+ Expo Live Stream (via Gematsu)
Pumpkin Jack Q4 2020 Official Trailer
Golden Force Last Quarter 2020 Official Trailer
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Clive 'N' Wrench Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack Winter 2020 Nintendo.com
B.Ark (Timed Exclusive) Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Beach Buggy Racing 2 Late 2020 Official Website
Charterstone Late 2020 Official Trailer
Dicey Dungeons Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Hoa Late 2020 Wholesome Direct 5-26-2020
Phogs! Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Quantum League Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Signs of the Sojourner Late 2020 Official Trailer
Dangerous Driving 2 Holiday 2020 Official Website
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition Holiday 2020 Official Twitter Post
Speed 3 Grand Prix Holiday 2020 Official Trailer
Re:Zero – The Prophecy of the Throne Winter 2020/2021 Official Trailer
Aground 2020 Official Website
Astrodogs 2020 Developer post on Reddit
Black Book 2020 Official Trailer
Bladed Fury 2020 Official Twitter Post
Boyfriend Dungeon 2020 Nintendo.com
Bravely Default II 2020 Nintendo.com
Breakpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Car Mechanic Flipper 2020 Official Website
Circuit Superstars 2020 Official Website
Collapsus 2020 Official Website
Conarium 2020 Official Trailer
Cthulhu: Books of Ancients 2020 Official Website
DARQ: Complete Edition 2020 Official Trailer
Devil's Hunt 2020 Official Twitter Post
Digimon Survive 2020 Anime Expo panel (relayed by NintendoEverything.com)
Door Kickers 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Eastward 2020 Nintendo.com
Electrix 2020 Official Website
Farm & Fix 2020 2020 Official Website
Farm Manager 2018 2020 Official Website
Flipper Mechanic 2020 Official Website
Gearshifters 2020 Official Website
God Fire 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Good Night Knight 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Greak: Memories of Azur 2020 Official Trailer
Hatch Tales (Formerly Chicken Wiggle Workshop) 2020 Official Website
Haven 2020 Nintendo.com
Hazel Sky 2020 Official Trailer
Heaven's Vault 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hellpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hero: Flood Rescue 2020 Official Website
Hindsight 20/20 2020 Announce Trailer
Hyperbrawl Tournament 2020 Official Website
I Am Dead (Timed Exclusive) 2020 Nintendo.com
Kingpin: Reloaded 2020 Official Trailer
King's Bounty II 2020 Nintendo.com
Littlewood 2020 Official Twitter Page
Lords of Exile 2020 Official Website/Official Trailer
Mail Mole 2020 Official Trailer
Maneater 2020 Official Twitter Post
Mars Horizon 2020 Official Website
Moero Crystal H 2020 Official Trailer
Moon Village 2020 Official Website
Mushrooms: Forest Walker 2020 Official Website
N1RV Ann-A 2020 Announce Trailer
Necrobarista 2020 Official Twitter Page
Nyx: The Awakening 2020 Official Reveal Teaser/Official Website
Olija 2020 Official Twitter Post
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Videogame 2020 Official Website
P.U.G.S. Agents 2020 Official Website
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire 2020 Interview With Developer
Plastic Rebellion 2020 Official Website
Poker Club 4K 2020 Official Trailer
Real Boxing 2 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Robotics;Notes Elite 2020 Official Website
Scourge Bringer 2020 Nintendo.com
Sail Forth 2020 Nintendo.com
Samurai Gunn 2 2020 Nintendo.com
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate 2020 Official Trailer
Spacebase Startopia 2020 Announce Trailer
Spin Rhythm XD 2020 Announce Trailer
Tennis World Tour 2 2020 Official Trailer
The Good Life 2020 Nintendo.com
This Is Pool 2020 Official Website
This Is Snooker 2020 Official Website
Those Who Remain 2020 Official Twitter Page
Trigger Witch 2020 Kinda Funny Games E3 Showcase
Unheard 2020 Official Twitter Post
Unlucky Seven 2020 Official Website
Unto the End 2020 Official Trailer
Zengeon 2020 Official Trailer
Purrtato Tail: By the Light of the Elderstar 2020 "or when it's done" Official Fact Sheet
House Designer 2020/2021 Official Website
Ring of Life: Survive in Proxima 2020/2021 Official Website
Prince o Persia: The Sands of Time Remake 1/21/21 Official Website
Little Nightmares II 2/11/21 Official Twitter Post
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 2/12/21 Nintendo.com
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin 2/25/21 Official Website
Turrican Anthology Vol. 1 February/March 2021 Official Website
Turrican Anthology Vol. 2 February/March 2021 Official Website
Sky: Children of the Light "A few months into 2021" Official Website
Blue Fire (Timed Exclusive) Q1 2021 Nintendo.com
Foreclosed Q2 2021 Developer Interview
Pet Clinic - Cats & Dogs Q1 2021 Official Website
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Q1 2021 Official Gamescom Trailer (via IGN)
Turrican Collector's Edition April/May 2021 Official Website
Balan Homeworld Spring 2021 Official Twitter Post
Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions Spring 2021 Nintendo.com
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Spring 2021 Official Trailer
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster Spring 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Subnautica Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Subnautica: Below Zero Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Summer 2021 Official Trailer
Party Crasher Simulator Second Half of 2021 Official Press Release
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Late 2021 Gamescom 2020 presentation (via Dailyradar)
Aeon Must Die 2021 Official Trailer
Backbone 2021 Official Website
Bear and Breakfast (Timed console exclusive) 2021 Nintendo.com
Card Shark 2021 Nintendo.com
Dordogne 2021 Official Trailer
Dual Gear 2021 Official Trailer
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2021 Official Trailer (Gamespot Exclusive)
Fallen Legion: Revenants 2021 Official Trailer (New Games Plus Expo 2020)
Gamedec 2021 Official Trailer (Gamescom 2020)
Garden Story 2021 Nintendo.com
Graven 2021 Official Trailer
Lost in Random 2021 Official Press Release
Lost Words 2021 Official Twitter Post
Mineko's Night Market 2021 Nintendo.com
No More Heroes 3 2021 Nintendo.com/Official Twitter Post
Rogue Lords 2021 Official Trailer
Serial Cleaners 2021 Official Trailer
She Dreams Elsewhere 2021 Nintendo.com
Shin Megami Tensei V 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Skatebird 2021 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019/Official Statement on Kickstarter.com
Starbase Startopia 2021 Official Twitter Post
Saviors of Sapphire Wings/Stranger of Sword City Revisited 2021 Official Trailer
Summer at the Edge of the Universe 2021 Official Twitter Post
Tormented Souls 2021 Official Trailer
Trails of Cold Steel IV 2021 Official Trailer
Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong 2021 Official Trailer
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground 2021 Official Trailer (via IGN - Gamescom 2020)
Sea of Stars 2022 Official Trailer/Official Trailer
(Note: TBA Dates and Missed Release Dates in comments)
I miss anything? Mis-marked exclusivity? Have an official source with updated info? Let me know!
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2020.08.31 23:42 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: RPClipsGTA top posts from 2019-03-22 to 2020-08-31 12:59 PDT

Period: 528.05 days
Submissions Comments
Total 999 68054
Rate (per day) 1.89 128.80
Unique Redditors 564 7775
Combined Score 417891 1011834

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 6261 points, 13 submissions: woyo_
    1. Eugene Zuckerberg portrait (715 points, 62 comments)
    2. Payne Gang poster (629 points, 34 comments)
    3. Lang Buddha portrait (605 points, 32 comments)
    4. Francis J Francer portrait (571 points, 31 comments)
    5. Leanbois Poster (543 points, 41 comments)
    6. Talon poster (537 points, 38 comments)
    7. PD Gang (530 points, 52 comments)
    8. Denzel & Baas For The Cause Talon poster (426 points, 12 comments)
    9. Shadow Poster (374 points, 11 comments)
    10. Kiki Chanel potrait (Im sorry) (345 points, 27 comments)
  2. 6225 points, 16 submissions: albert_fn_wesker
    1. Announcement from Coop (565 points, 199 comments)
    2. bLuE622 - Welcome back Boe! (495 points, 46 comments)
    3. Johnny Divine(Jonthebroski) promoted to full officer (434 points, 17 comments)
    4. Lang Buddha IRL - Clip of buddha - Twitch Clips (426 points, 15 comments)
    5. Mikey Dias perma - Clip of CallMeGrub - Twitch Clips (426 points, 102 comments)
    6. John Archer(FortyOne) turns in his badge and gun, quits PD (422 points, 177 comments)
    7. Some nice vases - Clip of summit1g - Twitch Clips (390 points, 9 comments)
    8. Top25 hours played on GTA5 NoPixel, courtesy of nopixel.hasroot.com (384 points, 143 comments)
    9. Vale knows how to correctly read Mike his charges (374 points, 12 comments)
    10. Winchester perma, shot by Buddha/Denzel/Tony - Clip of Ray308win - Twitch Clips (358 points, 132 comments)
  3. 6142 points, 16 submissions: FreezerJumps
    1. Jordan's past 24 hours (803 points, 44 comments)
    2. "One sided RP that involves shooting/killing/robbing/kidnapping and car stealing of PD and EMS will now be looked at by admins pro-actively (no player report needed)" (518 points, 237 comments)
    3. PENTA's new character (451 points, 21 comments)
    4. Jordan asks Diego for help (409 points, 8 comments)
    5. James McAfee dies (365 points, 71 comments)
    6. Clarkson and Steele sharing intimate stories on patrol (362 points, 6 comments)
    7. Aleks forgets he's roleplaying, then forgets he's not streaming (360 points, 20 comments)
    8. HOA sweatin bullets (354 points, 13 comments)
    9. Zelda steals Raven and Bobby's PD helicopter (351 points, 20 comments)
    10. Jordan Steele found guilty of murdering Kayden (344 points, 248 comments)
  4. 4643 points, 12 submissions: Lupiv
    1. Bobby and Raven's family photo (597 points, 29 comments)
    2. We Love You LaBarre (566 points, 7 comments)
    3. Bobby gets kidnapped and executed (512 points, 19 comments)
    4. Siz buys Dab's lambo (479 points, 54 comments)
    5. Hirona's mom tries to watch her streams (381 points, 15 comments)
    6. Cop Slasher Records (319 points, 11 comments)
    7. Hirona banned from Twitch (311 points, 37 comments)
    8. Frat Boys Vs. Tryone and Friends (302 points, 120 comments)
    9. Bobby has a heart to heart with Zelda mid Zombie attack (301 points, 7 comments)
    10. Bobby checks out the Park Ranger website (294 points, 19 comments)
  5. 3508 points, 4 submissions: Hunta_killa78
    1. Penta is cancer free! (1745 points, 67 comments)
    2. Goodbye, Dennis <3 (1078 points, 121 comments)
    3. When Crane sees Dr. Choi in the cells (371 points, 22 comments)
    4. Airborne's doing a charity stream. Show him some support :D (314 points, 4 comments)
  6. 3350 points, 8 submissions: lordvalark
    1. James sees Mirror Park Tavern (508 points, 40 comments)
    2. Siz Commits VDM (494 points, 93 comments)
    3. Siz takes down Air 1 (476 points, 50 comments)
    4. Siz gets a new taxi driver (448 points, 13 comments)
    5. Successful Prison Bus hit by the HOA (390 points, 12 comments)
    6. Siz becomes a millionaire where it all began (371 points, 52 comments)
    7. Drunk HOA EMS take the jump (361 points, 22 comments)
    8. Siz shoots Herbert after his Diss (302 points, 148 comments)
  7. 3120 points, 4 submissions: syp2207
    1. Prayers for Penta! (1419 points, 109 comments)
    2. "Why are these people in the fucking server" - PENTA (743 points, 372 comments)
    3. Ballas surrender to the cops after crashing and being surrounded (527 points, 78 comments)
    4. SilentSentry on NP Admins and favouritism (431 points, 260 comments)
  8. 3021 points, 9 submissions: Tookatee
    1. Buck on voice identification (413 points, 72 comments)
    2. Siz's participation in Kleb's wedding (413 points, 928 comments)
    3. What an execution (337 points, 15 comments)
    4. Siz playing Claire's Vagina Kazoo (330 points, 21 comments)
    5. James makes an Appearance (324 points, 16 comments)
    6. CHECKMATE TOBII - Clip of UberHaxorNova - Twitch Clips (314 points, 22 comments)
    7. RP check DENIED! (307 points, 4 comments)
    8. Crime Lord tells his taxi driver to make a pass... (292 points, 19 comments)
    9. Alpha Siz Keeps Dab's Dream Alive (291 points, 25 comments)
  9. 2833 points, 8 submissions: Ayyngell
    1. summit1g - Chawa visits Blues memorial (453 points, 19 comments)
    2. Denzel kills ricky - Clip of CurtisRyan - Twitch Clips (387 points, 80 comments)
    3. LB take the 6v6 - Clip of CurtisRyan - Twitch Clips (363 points, 190 comments)
    4. buddha - LeanBois go for a race KEKW (356 points, 12 comments)
    5. Lang Buddha meets Ling Buddha KEKW - Clip of buddha - Twitch Clips (355 points, 25 comments)
    6. The vultures stop by lean street KEKW - Clip of CurtisRyan - Twitch Clips (341 points, 6 comments)
    7. AJ 1000iq KEKW - Clip of RatedEpicz - Twitch Clips (290 points, 51 comments)
    8. New cop strat KEKW (288 points, 23 comments)
  10. 2692 points, 6 submissions: WillingGoose
    1. S0upes just became a Partner on Twitch (647 points, 28 comments)
    2. Do you want to hit a bank truck? (582 points, 14 comments)
    3. Just another day on the server (503 points, 218 comments)
    4. Hands Up Bruhs (357 points, 56 comments)
    5. I dont know what that means so i am going to keep doing it. (312 points, 13 comments)
    6. Making Airborne happy (291 points, 13 comments)
  11. 2649 points, 6 submissions: Pompz88
    1. AnthonyZ Raises $21,555 for Kimchi (723 points, 27 comments)
    2. RatedEpicz - AJ 'Actually Soon to be Trooper' Hunter (509 points, 216 comments)
    3. Dad, I'm playing video games, please! - Clip of Ramee - Twitch Clips (405 points, 30 comments)
    4. CG OOC Leaked DMs - Clip of Lord_Kebun - Twitch Clips (404 points, 58 comments)
    5. Thermite God. 6/6 Completed - Clip of Ramee - Twitch Clips (320 points, 97 comments)
    6. jimmytulip - Wayne earning his spot (288 points, 27 comments)
  12. 2576 points, 4 submissions: Accadeve
    1. Updated No Pixel gang power rankings (1011 points, 121 comments)
    2. Current No Pixel Power Rankings May 2020 (697 points, 52 comments)
    3. esports united fail their scrim vault in preparation for the mission (472 points, 50 comments)
    4. Individual Character Rankings for June 2020 (396 points, 29 comments)
  13. 2523 points, 6 submissions: Royuhlly
    1. AJ Finally Gets Trooper (701 points, 117 comments)
    2. Chang’s Buggy from GTAWiseGuy (Eddie) in Mehdi’s chat (511 points, 125 comments)
    3. Chang uses Shadow Clone Jutsu against the Park Rangers (418 points, 16 comments)
    4. I’d like to report 1 more crime (304 points, 136 comments)
    5. Re-Wiring Uchihas Language (299 points, 12 comments)
    6. Chang Gang With Another Successful JailBreak (290 points, 286 comments)
  14. 2486 points, 7 submissions: adamlindberg123
    1. New Park Ranger in town (437 points, 11 comments)
    2. VDM x3 KEKW - Clip of AnthonyZ - Twitch Clips (404 points, 33 comments)
    3. CG picks the same radio channel as LB - Clip of buddha - Twitch Clips (365 points, 28 comments)
    4. Snow busts a nut (343 points, 11 comments)
    5. Buddha's new minivan - Clip of GTAWiseGuy - Twitch Clips (329 points, 27 comments)
    6. Buddha and Ellie finds a hidden door in the Talon HQ - Clip of buddha - Twitch Clips (312 points, 43 comments)
    7. Denzel and Garage Q digs up Big E's body and blows it up (296 points, 22 comments)
  15. 2471 points, 7 submissions: Abdoa00
    1. KEKW (434 points, 66 comments)
    2. Purples mow down Curtis as soon as he's back (no initiation) (423 points, 31 comments)
    3. Buddha: take your time Tony ,don't get too aggro. Tony: (377 points, 8 comments)
    4. Ranks reset (328 points, 57 comments)
    5. LB shred Chedder for kidnapping Curtis (316 points, 21 comments)
    6. How worried LB get when they find out Saab is alone with a woman (305 points, 16 comments)
    7. Buddha gets Pablo prio from coop (288 points, 30 comments)
  16. 2442 points, 6 submissions: gr8pe_drink
    1. Humpty Dumpty (688 points, 22 comments)
    2. The Laughs of NoPixel (511 points, 164 comments)
    3. Chang gets the opportunity of a lifetime (322 points, 47 comments)
    4. Mehdi reacts to Chang encountering Mehdi (313 points, 6 comments)
    5. Koil on Changs RP (312 points, 94 comments)
    6. Ramee details his insane stream/work schedule (296 points, 123 comments)
  17. 2433 points, 2 submissions: sirjudd
    1. In Loving Memory of Blue622 - The NoPixel Community (1282 points, 53 comments)
    2. Update from boe/blue/kenny's family (1151 points, 48 comments)
  18. 2428 points, 7 submissions: HotHornyWhales
    1. Bananabrea AKA Claire Seducer is doing a 24hr charity stream for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Stop by and show some support! (503 points, 14 comments)
    2. Flippy 1v4s Buddha, Cousin, Speedy and Ellie (369 points, 295 comments)
    3. snake SZN (325 points, 6 comments)
    4. Brenda gets promoted! (315 points, 23 comments)
    5. Banana showing much love to Timmac, hes the reason she stayed on NoPixel, even before GTA (312 points, 42 comments)
    6. Claire starts some drama (307 points, 2 comments)
    7. Crystalst, the mind behind Four Tee, got partnered!!!!! (297 points, 20 comments)
  19. 2387 points, 4 submissions: Smokyy__
    1. Moonmoon donating 5k to Tony's charity stream for Kimchi (881 points, 43 comments)
    2. Buddha on his situation (797 points, 60 comments)
    3. Tony yeeted 10/10 form (409 points, 14 comments)
    4. Love you Afro <3 (300 points, 23 comments)
  20. 2369 points, 3 submissions: badmemealert
    1. NoPixel RP Cinematic Trailer SEASON 2 - Marcologna (1141 points, 152 comments)
    2. Bogg, an innocent unaware man. (628 points, 25 comments)
    3. GTA RP 101 Tutorial (600 points, 45 comments)
  21. 2317 points, 6 submissions: Brittywitty85
    1. All No Pixel Star Entrances From SmokySloth's NPW Wrestling Stream. (596 points, 44 comments)
    2. Mantis is getting death threats and harassing him (470 points, 400 comments)
    3. Bricks over Boys (another Siz coke drop) (331 points, 11 comments)
    4. UberHaxorNova likes the News Crew RP (325 points, 35 comments)
    5. Slim auditions for HoA's Casting Couch (304 points, 6 comments)
    6. Kleb and Huck's thoughts on Ant... at the same time (291 points, 9 comments)
  22. 2302 points, 6 submissions: NaV3P
    1. Big E dropping the truth bomb - Clip of buddha - Twitch Clips (545 points, 157 comments)
    2. Fellsbadman - Clip of CinnamonToastKen - Twitch Clips (439 points, 25 comments)
    3. Buddha spotted playing offstream - Clip of Kyle - Twitch Clips (379 points, 26 comments)
    4. Snow and ziggy react to Pred screaming on radio (334 points, 17 comments)
    5. Leanstreet vs police standoff - Clip of buddha - Twitch Clips (306 points, 13 comments)
    6. When you confess before you die, but actually survive - Clip of Kyle - Twitch Clips (299 points, 12 comments)
  23. 2256 points, 3 submissions: YordiG
    1. Siz suffering (1280 points, 77 comments)
    2. HOA Short Documentary (573 points, 36 comments)
    3. HOA Alignment (403 points, 54 comments)
  24. 2237 points, 2 submissions: VincentCyr
    1. Thank you (1444 points, 108 comments)
    2. I'm so happy Sentry is back (793 points, 83 comments)
  25. 2131 points, 5 submissions: lukec1016
    1. The Dementia of Lean St has awoken (463 points, 14 comments)
    2. Eugene Zuckerberg is officially mayor (454 points, 101 comments)
    3. Eugene the last piece of the puzzle (431 points, 18 comments)
    4. Warehouse RP (430 points, 88 comments)
    5. Buddha not happy with Saabs new friendship (353 points, 16 comments)
  26. 2110 points, 6 submissions: Swbp0undcake
    1. Bobby Smith is the new, totally official, Chief of Police (466 points, 49 comments)
    2. "Unprofessional conduct from everybody" (365 points, 34 comments)
    3. Brian pits the Chief of Police with his body (342 points, 11 comments)
    4. Copper meets Zelda (325 points, 17 comments)
    5. Aleks explains the totally legit reason behind every single police action ever done on the server (322 points, 41 comments)
    6. BOBBY SMITH PROMOTION (290 points, 89 comments)
  27. 2103 points, 4 submissions: Lolija14
    1. OTT Diss track Wu chang (Lil Erf RIP OTT) (858 points, 217 comments)
    2. Buddha raise $10,359,20 charity stream for color of change. (610 points, 38 comments)
    3. ESB finally surrender and give 100k to the Leanbois (323 points, 105 comments)
    4. Buddha Clap the ESB and then this happen KEKW (312 points, 30 comments)
  28. 2093 points, 6 submissions: MTeeKay
    1. Trish B A G G S new outfit (415 points, 39 comments)
    2. Dispatch to 323 (384 points, 33 comments)
    3. Desk duty turns to a riot (368 points, 17 comments)
    4. The koil effect (323 points, 18 comments)
    5. Claire's a shooter (315 points, 13 comments)
    6. Pimp with the facts (288 points, 58 comments)
  29. 2019 points, 5 submissions: JustKeepBreathing54
    1. The Top Viewed Clip of No Pixel Streamers (502 points, 77 comments)
    2. Mantis staying in character even in OOC chat (443 points, 16 comments)
    3. Lauren Forcer promoted to full deputy! (401 points, 39 comments)
    4. Just don't kill yourself (365 points, 15 comments)
    5. Boba Stone gets murdered (308 points, 64 comments)
  30. 2004 points, 4 submissions: MrHorlock
    1. LordKebun Full response to Koil (558 points, 551 comments)
    2. Lord_kebun hot mic (513 points, 29 comments)
    3. randy bullet song but every word is an image (or clip) u/ceelinn (472 points, 22 comments)
    4. Soze catches CG planning bank heist (461 points, 30 comments)
  31. 2001 points, 5 submissions: Apocalyptik22
    1. DANTE FROM THE TOP ROPE (499 points, 12 comments)
    2. Airborne sets Flop straight (441 points, 18 comments)
    3. Playing copyrighted music is now a ban-able offense (383 points, 96 comments)
    4. Bobby on the Tessa vs. Mike Block war (363 points, 8 comments)
    5. Bobby gets acquainted with the new officers (315 points, 3 comments)
  32. 1962 points, 5 submissions: Sklzy
    1. Appreciation thread for CinnamonToastKen (601 points, 22 comments)
    2. CP STABS LAUREN FORCER AFTER DENZEL HEARING (385 points, 17 comments)
    3. CHANG ACCIDENTALLY SPRAYS A PLAYER THINKING ITS AN NPC (380 points, 39 comments)
    4. We love you, Kimchi. (302 points, 63 comments)
    5. Koil donates $716 to Spekel for charity (294 points, 16 comments)
  33. 1952 points, 5 submissions: Fattyboomboom123
    1. Buddha exposed - Clip of buddha - Twitch Clips (480 points, 39 comments)
    2. Nikez at it again (434 points, 20 comments)
    3. CurtisRyan - Only one way out (419 points, 305 comments)
    4. WARNING TO SIZ - Clip of Tobiii - Twitch Clips (329 points, 22 comments)
    5. Sonya tries to kill Rudi - Clip of Darthbobo77 - Twitch Clips (290 points, 94 comments)
  34. 1947 points, 4 submissions: flaym
    1. Speedy hosting Snow at wrong time (600 points, 7 comments)
    2. Wrong car, OTT... (500 points, 45 comments)
    3. God Tier Rhodes (437 points, 20 comments)
    4. Better pilot than you! (410 points, 16 comments)
  35. 1872 points, 2 submissions: Arsenic212
    1. An example of an incredible roleplayer (1480 points, 596 comments)
    2. Really triharding at this point lol (392 points, 294 comments)
  36. 1861 points, 4 submissions: EverybodyhatesNick
    1. Ivan from Misfits perma-banned (578 points, 125 comments)
    2. Nakkida made some art of NoPixel characters as Ducks to fulfill one of her subathon promises (566 points, 32 comments)
    3. A peek into NoPixel pt 1 by Xee889 (387 points, 41 comments)
    4. Tessa’s new Right of Way Driving School car, courtesy of GTAWiseGuy (330 points, 32 comments)
  37. 1859 points, 5 submissions: joao_inca
    1. Sodakite's mom is a Matt Gamer (465 points, 22 comments)
    2. CAUCASIAN PANTS. (391 points, 18 comments)
    3. Forced RP PepeHands. (374 points, 23 comments)
    4. Esteban pits the suspects. (315 points, 19 comments)
    5. Twitch Chat Poetry (314 points, 7 comments)
  38. 1834 points, 4 submissions: REFL3KT
    1. Koil Coding a Tribute to Blue (Boe Jangles) Right Now (656 points, 139 comments)
    2. Boe NPC (Blue Tribute - getting there) (506 points, 7 comments)
    3. Chang "I'm Coming For the D*** BRO!" (336 points, 22 comments)
    4. Oh Dayum! Austin Creed's New Wu-Chang Song (336 points, 48 comments)
  39. 1834 points, 1 submission: Sorrowz123
    1. I apologize that this is not a clip mods, but Boe Jangles (Blue622) has passed away. (1834 points, 215 comments)
  40. 1831 points, 5 submissions: ProbablyMyLastLogin
    1. N'Sync BLOCK (408 points, 26 comments)
    2. A Lottttttttt of Upvotes (397 points, 17 comments)
    3. To everyone's surprise, it turns out Travpiper was Cheddar the whole time D: (389 points, 14 comments)
    4. The greatest moment in RP isn't getting enough attention because of Twitch Clip length. Please watch at least 3 minutes in. (326 points, 29 comments)
    5. So where we goin???? (311 points, 5 comments)
  41. 1814 points, 3 submissions: Cloudy2G
    1. [OC] Leanbois Fanart (734 points, 63 comments)
    2. GSF Fan Art (563 points, 35 comments)
    3. [OC] Los Vagos (517 points, 51 comments)
  42. 1804 points, 5 submissions: m0hn
    1. Shoutout to Bovice & Denzel (457 points, 22 comments)
    2. Siz's MDT picture (364 points, 19 comments)
    3. Help Help GO GO, OH Faak (363 points, 16 comments)
    4. Vader thoughts on quality of server! (314 points, 182 comments)
    5. Snitches get Bullets! Triple OG Shit! (306 points, 61 comments)
  43. 1800 points, 5 submissions: Lugerrr1
    1. Lord_Kebun - Ramee gets cucked (418 points, 33 comments)
    2. Onya (Hirona), Sal T. (AaronOnAir), Ike (mantistobagan), Mike (Penta), Rhode (Five0anth0), Holden D. (Jonthebroski). Ladies and gentlemen, The Blocks (406 points, 76 comments)
    3. 💙 (354 points, 2 comments)
    4. koil - Ramee banned from reporting (326 points, 28 comments)
    5. Zelda desagrees... (296 points, 8 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. Dongsquad420BlazeIt (8411 points, 259 comments)
  2. jigoku81 (5719 points, 338 comments)
  3. ChrisCFromRMNB (5202 points, 182 comments)
  4. EristicMeow (5100 points, 106 comments)
  5. Godz_Bane (4622 points, 278 comments)
  6. YungFurl (4188 points, 204 comments)
  7. FreezerJumps (3800 points, 52 comments)
  8. gr8pe_drink (3780 points, 218 comments)
  9. VillainToHero (3696 points, 172 comments)
  10. Sorrowz123 (3581 points, 101 comments)
  11. explosivtv (3556 points, 99 comments)
  12. BamboozledLikeCrazy (3460 points, 83 comments)
  13. cgc86 (3412 points, 161 comments)
  14. mornelithevt (3376 points, 136 comments)
  15. Lupiv (3097 points, 72 comments)
  16. Cjc00p (3009 points, 198 comments)
  17. manbrasucks (2966 points, 213 comments)
  18. bQMPAvTx26pF5iNZ (2932 points, 99 comments)
  19. Kolipe (2852 points, 85 comments)
  20. stoolietom (2741 points, 69 comments)
  21. not1fuk (2719 points, 77 comments)
  22. Triqt (2674 points, 57 comments)
  23. Champ0991 (2582 points, 98 comments)
  24. Forumdrive (2540 points, 108 comments)
  25. Anotheraccomg (2513 points, 88 comments)
  26. Swbp0undcake (2511 points, 101 comments)
  27. jaybigs (2494 points, 136 comments)
  28. mrbrinks (2489 points, 106 comments)
  29. RevMagicDonJuanavan (2484 points, 136 comments)
  30. winowmak3r (2440 points, 162 comments)
  31. anonmilkman (2388 points, 54 comments)
  32. jesus_you_turn_me_on (2335 points, 66 comments)
  33. soderholm (2331 points, 159 comments)
  34. J_NewCastle (2330 points, 64 comments)
  35. TRxPraetor (2313 points, 202 comments)
  36. UpvoteIfYouAgreee (2311 points, 126 comments)
  37. Syllie55 (2311 points, 80 comments)
  38. Lions_2786 (2279 points, 122 comments)
  39. warcrime1331 (2188 points, 52 comments)
  40. ticklemahcow (2120 points, 63 comments)
  41. XxWHIPPYPOOPYxX (2114 points, 28 comments)
  42. soydrager (2082 points, 94 comments)
  43. tourguide1337 (2077 points, 91 comments)
  44. Drizzlybear0 (2067 points, 201 comments)
  45. Redforce21 (2062 points, 108 comments)
  46. StayAlive_ (2058 points, 85 comments)
  47. Hunta_killa78 (2044 points, 93 comments)
  48. Royuhlly (2040 points, 74 comments)
  49. DaleyT (2034 points, 78 comments)
  50. UserMuted (2015 points, 217 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. I apologize that this is not a clip mods, but Boe Jangles (Blue622) has passed away. by Sorrowz123 (1834 points, 215 comments)
  2. Penta is cancer free! by Hunta_killa78 (1745 points, 67 comments)
  3. For Blue, where ever this needs to go. by ZiggyJG (1623 points, 59 comments)
  4. An example of an incredible roleplayer by Arsenic212 (1480 points, 596 comments)
  5. Thank you by VincentCyr (1444 points, 108 comments)
  6. Prayers for Penta! by syp2207 (1419 points, 109 comments)
  7. Please take a minute to read this! For Kimchi <3 #FuckDepression by AnthonyZ_ (1346 points, 55 comments)
  8. In Loving Memory of Blue622 - The NoPixel Community by sirjudd (1282 points, 53 comments)
  9. Siz suffering by YordiG (1280 points, 77 comments)
  10. Congratulations to our godfather and his girlfriend by K0vsk (1263 points, 53 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 524 points: tugboatnavy's comment in Jordan being removed from the Police force.
  2. 454 points: thegame0808's comment in Pogg Dann banned from NoPixel
  3. 453 points: koiltwitch's comment in Gassymexican on the current state of rp
  4. 447 points: Fattyboomboom123's comment in Reason for low cop numbers during NA
  5. 436 points: XxWHIPPYPOOPYxX's comment in Penny and Johnny Turner caught metagaming in discord
  6. 429 points: deleted's comment in Appreciation post for the two groups and everyone involved. (pic taken from Lord_Kebun's stream)
  7. 427 points: koiltwitch's comment in Sodakite calls mom after 1200 subs today - Clip of SodaKite - Twitch Clips
  8. 412 points: warcrime1331's comment in Imagine if the roles were reversed...
  9. 407 points: brthegreat117's comment in Curtis brings in OOC, Buddha gives up - Clip of buddha - Twitch Clips
  10. 394 points: Augerstead's comment in Server announcement
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2020.08.31 20:31 mr_tyler_durden Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update August 31, 2020

Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update August 31, 2020
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2020.08.27 18:18 SaintRidley Wrestling Observer Rewind ★ Mar. 21, 1988

March 21, 1988
Going through old issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and posting highlights in my own words, continuing in the footsteps of daprice82. For anyone interested, I highly recommend signing up for the actual site at f4wonline and checking out the full archives.
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1987
FUTURE YEARS ARCHIVE:
The Complete Observer Rewind Archive by daprice82
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2-1-1988 2-8-1988 2-15-1988 2-22-1988
2-29-1988 3-7-1988 3-14-1988 *
  • It’s a really slow week for news, so Dave spends a lot of real estate giving his predictions for Wrestlemania and Clash of the Champions. Wrestlemania is first, and he starts with the tournament. There are only three real contenders there: Hogan, DiBiase, and Savage. Everyone else isn’t good enough to carry the company or has loads of baggage the company doesn’t want coming back up. The recent tv taping’s third hour was meant for post-Wrestlemania, so guaranteed non-winners are Andre, Duggan, Reed, Muraco, and Bigelow. Steamboat and Rude probably make it through a round, but not to the final. WWF has foreshadowed things a bit, though. Changing the brackets seems designed to get Savage to the finals, which really necessitates a heel opposite him, which rules out Hogan. Since DiBiase could have won the title in the old bracket without facing Savage in the final (they would have met in the semifinals), changing the bracket to put Savage in the final seems suspect from a DiBiase-must-win scenario. Secondly, the latest issue of WWF magazine has a photo of Elizabeth shopping, captioned “Elizabeth, manager of the World Wrestling Federation Champion Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage”). Red herring? Misprint? Clue? It’s hard to say. The magazine has been out for two weeks. Lastly, a reader swears they were at the taping and peeked behind the curtain and saw Savage carrying the title while doing a promo. Savage has Dave’s vote, as everything just adds up to it and has been since they changed the bracket. For the IC title match, Dave predicts the match will not only be terrible, but that Honkeytonk Man will no longer be the worst Intercontinental Champion ever. Beefer to win it, because somehow he’s managed to get more over than he has any right to be with this barber thing. The Islanders and Heenan vs. Koko B. Ware and the Bulldogs seems destined to go to the Bulldogs, in part because after Dynamite’s injury last year, somehow the company decided to use their time to get Matilda over and this is Matilda’s return. They’ve only got Heenan in so Matilda can chase him around the ring. For the tag titles, Dave predicts Demolition to win. WWF has booked a title change for the tag titles every Wrestlemania to include a tag title match so far, and curiously, Demolition seem to be getting over real well - the last show at the Cow Palace saw all the fans dutifully cheer every face and boo every heel during the announcement of the card with one exception: Demolition got cheered and Strike Force got booed. Dave really hopes Warrior vs. Hercules won’t be the template for pro wrestling in the 90s, as Dave’s only predictions are that this will be a worst match of the year candidate and that neither man will live to see the age of 50. He’s half right: Herc died at 47, but Warrior managed to make it all the way to 54. Lastly, Dave considers the battle royal, a bad concept that Bret Hart managed to single-handedly save and make work previously. There’s no stakes and no heat, it’s just a way to get everyone a payday. Dave’s predictions: babyface will probably win, George Steele won’t get in the ring, Roma and Powers will smile, JYD won’t do anything, Sam Houston takes the best bump going out if he doesn’t win, Harley Race takes the next best bump.
  • Over in Greensboro Coliseum, Crockett’s Clash of the Champions offers its own speculative fun. Flair vs. Sting will certainly go over 20 minutes with loads of near falls and all the usual stuff (Sting not selling the suplex, Flair getting plucked off the top rope). It’s a Ric Flair match, so it’s going to be exactly what you expect, which isn’t a bad thing really. But it does kind of take the excitement out of things. Flair’s gonna get destroyed, but he won’t lose the title and the finish will be one we’ve all seen before. Woo. Dusty and the Road Warriors vs. Ivan Koloff and the Powers of Pain in a barbed wire match seems to exist just for the sake of lots of blood, and barbed wire matches aren’t conducive to good wrestling. Dave figures Dusty wins to the disappointment of many while satiating fans’ blood thirst. For the NWA tag titles, Dave thinks Luger has improved enough to hold up his end of things and the other three are some of the best workers in the territory. Probably a DQ win for the Horsemen, but Luger and Windham winning the titles isn’t a negligible possibility either. On paper, it’s an easy 3.5 star+ match. For the U.S. Tag Titles, Midnight Express vs. the Fantastics looks like a title change. Cornette’s spent too long hyping the length of the Midnights’ title reign for it not to be, and you gotta put over the Fantastics now before fans have a chance to turn on them for being small and too much like the Rock & Roll Express. Rotundo vs. Garvin in an amateur rules match, Dave doesn’t have a prediction for the winner, but figures Rotundo will cheat somehow and Sullivan will do something dastardly, and a hot angle should spin out of it. Finally, Zbyszko vs. Shane Douglas will end, Dave guesses, in a time limit draw or some other kind of unclear finish. Shane’s gotten good, but with Magnum managing others for the Crockett Cup and the Dusty/Zbyszko feud going nowhere, it seems his push is being tweaked.
  • Wrestlemania 4 did finally sell out this past week for the live crowd. You can point out how last year’s show sold over 90,000 tickets to sell out and this show has only 13,500 sold tickets, but there are more things to consider. Last year, all of Michigan was blacked out for closed-circuit and PPV, meaning to see Wrestlemania you either had to leave the state or be in attendance. On the flip side, WWF has eight closed-circuit sites in New York City, eight more in New Jersey, one in Philadelphia, and PPV everywhere. So that’s a huge difference in accessibility, plus tickets this year were way more expensive. Last year’s average ticket price was $16.50, with a lot of $9 tickets for the cheap seats and $100 for the top price. The lowest price this year is $25, and the top price is $150. Overall, this year’s live gate will still be around $1 million, even with the smaller audience.
  • The Crockett Cup’s top ten seeds will be announced at Clash of the Champions. Dave has word about the top 10, and those are Arn & Tully, Dusty & Nikita, Road Warriors, Midnight Express, Powers of Pain, Luger and Windham, Fanatics, Mike otundo & Rick Steiner, Sting & Ron Garvin, and Ivan Koloff & Dick Murdoch. No big name outside teams look to be involved, since even if the Von Erichs and Inoki were to send teams over, they’d insist on them being seeded, if not outright making it to the finals. Crockett’s dropping hints about Puerto Rico and Japan, but there’s no indication other than that of any deals in the works. Steve Williams is returning, but don’t expect him to have a unification match with Ric Flair on night two - the scuttlebutt is that a face from one of the seeded teams will pull out of the tournament to challenge him.
  • WWF looks to be going with Andre vs. Duggan as their big angle following Wrestlemania. They shot the first thing for it on March 9 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where Jim Duggan interrupted an Andre and DiBiase interview, only to get beat up and headbutted off stage before he tries to charge and is held back. This is set to air the day before Wrestlemania. The second part of the angle, set to air after Wrestlemania, has Duggan interfere in an Andre match until Andre chokes him and Duggan bleeds from the mouth until he can somehow get his 2x4 and knock Andre out. They bring out a stretcher for Andre but he wakes up and goes berserk, chasing Pat Patterson to backstage.
  • A bigger surprise from that taping, though, is Owen Hart. Apparently he worked the previous night in Bristol, Tennessee as well, but the big deal is he appeared using his real name. He jobbed in a squash in his first match of the show, then had a match in the third hour against Hercules where he got to do a lot of his really cool offense and the crowd was into it, and definitely seems like this match was taped for April 2. No idea if Hart is in for a try-out or what, though it makes little sense to Dave that they’d debut him as a jobber if this was a debut.
  • Outlet Communications, which owns both WATL in Atlanta and Pro Wrestling This Week, is for sale. They’re using it to fuel an angle on the show, announcing on this week’s episode that someone is attempting a hostile takeover.
  • AGB, the other national ratings source besides Neilsen, came out with their ratings for The Main Event. They listed it 35th for the week out of 72 shows, with a 15.1 rating and 23 share (Neilsen had them at 31st place). WWF winning the time slot for the night, which looked really clear going by Neilsen, is now disputed, as AGB had the CBS Beauty and the Beast that aired at the same time ahead of it at 32nd place for the week. This is a huge blow to WWF. Vince had been claiming that Andre vs. Hogan would put them right at the top for the week and be the highest rated show in prime time all season. And now he can’t even definitively claim top of the time slot, nevermind beating Dallas (which both groups had ranking in the top 20).
  • In syndicated ratings, the week ending February 14 saw the WWF network rank 4th place with an 11.1 combined rating. Crockett had a 7.9, falling to 7th place.
  • The Sammartino family is in the news this week. Last week, Bruno quit WWF to promote a 900 hotline amid many complaints about the state of wrestling and WWF specifically. Bruno’s contentions have to do with insulting the intelligence of the fansand not trying to maintain credibility, but obviously Vince thinks differently about how to promote. He was also upset David never got a push, and when he gave his notice two weeks back, Linda McMahon called the next day to tell him they had the name Bruno Sammartino trademarked so he couldn’t use it in any outside business ventures. Considering Bruno’s drawing power in the 60s is the reason many believe Vince Sr. survived as a promoter and WWF even exists today, obviously that should be upsetting. It may be debatable whether or not he’s the sole reason WWF even exists today, but it isn’t debatable that his popularity is the foundation WWF built off. And to make matters worse, David Sammartino was wrestling in New York on March 9 and apparently assaulted a fan who was heckling him. David reportedly went after the fan and threw him out of his chair. He was arrested and given a court date of April 4, and he lost all of his bookings as a result.
  • Saturday Night’s Main Event, filmed March 7, aired March 12. The five matches that aired were part of a massive 14 match card that drew a 10,000 fan sellout, though the crowd was heavily papered as only 2,000 tickets had sold by March 4. Local radio did a deal where anyone who could name two WWF wrestlers got two free tickets. The televised matches saw 1. Beefer pin Valentine by kicking out during a double pin situation while Honketonk taunted him from ringside. 2. Hogan pinning Harley Race. 3. DiBiase beat Savage by countout, with Virgil ejected quickly and Andre interfering after a ref bump to cause the countout, then Elizabeth ran back and got Hogan to save him. 4. Islanders beat Killer Bees with Haku pinning Blair, and what aired was just the first fall - the live crowd got a two of three falls match that the Islanders won 2-1. 5. One Man Gang squashed Ken Patera. The unaired main event saw Andre squash Bam Bam Bigelow in 3 minutes, which shows where Bam Bam’s future is. Duggan’s been getting more and more over again and is primed to take the spot Bam Bam was set up for as #3 babyface after Hogan and Savage.
Watch: Savage vs. DiBiase from Saturday Night's Main Event
  • The annual Cauliflower Alley Club banquet took place this past Saturday. The Cauliflower Alley Club is a group of “wrestlers, boxers, and Hollywood types” mainly from the early tv era, and their banquet is something of a class reunion type deal every year. Lots of names Dave’s read about but never seen, and special honors were given to Fred Blassie, Roddy Piper, Buddy Rogers, Moolah, and Clara Mortensen (who was a pioneer in women’s wrestling alongside Mildred Burke). Loads and loads of old names there: John Tolos, Doc & Mike Gallagher, Ox Anderson, Count Billy Varga, Billy Darnell, Paul Boesch, Kit Fox, Donna Christanello, Toru Tanaka, Red Bastien, Ray “Thunder” Sterne, Reggie Parks, Bob Orton Sr., George “Crybaby” Cannon, Vic Christy, Mike Mazurki, and more. Fred Blassie hammed it up the entire night, but Piper was subdued and seemed happy to be out of wrestling, and Dave believes that Piper believes he’s got no intention of wrestling again (though never say never, if his film career doesn’t pan out). Buddy Rogers still has his trademark strut and look of arrogance, and his old manager Bobby Davis was with him. Davis apparently wants to work as a manager in WWF.
  • [Memphis] Lawler and Eddie Gilbert collide in their first match of their feud on March 14. It all started when Jerry Jarrett made an appearance presenting Lance Russel with a plaque for winning best wrestling announcer for his fourth consecutive year as voted by the fans (fun fact - 1987 was Lance Russel’s fourth consecutive year winning the Observer award for best wrestling announcer) and Russel noted that the tv show also won the fan vote for best tv show. Anyway, Eddie Gilbert and Missy Hyatt came out and started arguing and Lawler did a phone interview at the same time where he said he was waiting for a doctor’s clearance to wrestle. The main event of the show this week saw Gilbert vs. Steve Keirn, and Gilbert kept arguing with Jarrett and then Tommy Gilbert got hold of Jarrett and Eddie threw a fireball at him, and Lawler said doctor’s orders or not he was going to get his hands on Eddie Gilbert.
  • The Samoans were supposed to win the tag titles in Memphis on March 7. But they quit the week before the match.
  • March 14 for Memphis will also feature a cage battle royal with a key on a pole. The only way to win is to get the key from the pole and use it to unlock the door and escape. Vinny Russo, is this your idea?
  • Not a lot new in World Class, except for the fact that Al Perez is set to go to the NWA. He was supposedly meant to regain the title from Kerry on March 25 in Dallas.
  • The Fabulous Lance, formerly Lance Von Erich, is rumored to be returning to World Class next month. Last Dave had heard of him, he was wrestling in South Africa. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out, given Fritz tried to bury him and outright stated he wasn’t a real Von Erich after he left.
  • [Stampede] Scott McGhee has returned to Florida to recuperate from his stroke. He’s made good progress, reportedly, but still no indication he’ll ever be able to return to the ring. Indeed, McGhee’s career is over. He’ll do two more one-off matches in 1989 and 2010, but otherwise, he’s past his wrestling days here.
  • The 8-man match on February 27 was, according to Ross Hart, one of the best matches in the history of Stampede. Wayne and Owen Hart teamed with Brian Pillman and Jason the Terrible against Akam Singh, Steve DiSalvo, Gerry Morrow, and Makhan Singh in a match that went 47 minutes and came down to Owen getting pinned by Morrow in the end. Wayne was the first eliminated, and Dave doesn’t know it but this was the last match of Wayne Hart’s in-ring career. I tried to find a video, but I couldn’t find one.
  • Not much news on the AWA front, but they are bringing in a new manager and giving him a big push at their Vegas tapings on March 19. On the one hand, they could have chosen Paul E. Dangerously who is dynamic and great at getting heat with his mic work. But this is the AWA, so they’ll choose someone who has been out of the game for 15 years over a young, hot act. So welcome to the AWA Stan “Big K” Kowalski, whose last relevant work was managing Ivan Koloff and Shozo Kobayashi int the early 1970s.
  • Global hasn’t folded yet, and they recorded six weeks of tv on March 5. The interesting angle saw the evolution of the feud between Col. Kirchner & G.I. Joe Palardy vs. Dr. Red Roberts and V.C. Minh. Last taping, Minh came out with a photo of American soldiers in bodybags being carried home from Vietnam, which caused Kirchner and Palardy to freak out. Roberts, whose gimmick is based on his real life day job as a psychologist, diagnosed Kirchner as having “Patriophobia” and invoked the Baker Act to get Kirchner involuntarily committed to an institution for evaluation. Given Kirchner’s promos, Dave notes that this is entirely consistent with his character, at least. Anyway, shenanigans and such, and the heels win a squash so bad they send out medics, and the medics turn out to be Kirchner and Palardy, who attack and beat up Roberts so badly he declares he’s retiring from wrestling to use his skills in his field to help young men work through drug abuse. Dr. Roberts’ real name is Dr. Michael Brannon, and he’d find himself embroiled in the world of wrestling again in 2001 when the Lionel Tate case happened, providing testimony as an expert against Tate, arguing Tate knew wrestling was fake all along. Who knew that this would tie in so neatly with one of the stories from a recent 2002 rewind?
  • About the only news out of Japan is that All Japan’s March 9 card drew a near sellout for Tenryu vs. Stan Hansen. Tenryu pinned Hansen, Hansen’s third pinfall loss in Japan in seven years, to win the PWF Title, making him a triple champion alongside his United National and PWF Tag Titles.
  • The New York State Athletic Commission showed their double standard against independent groups earlier this month. They wrote a memo to Northeast Championship Wrestling citing Misty Blue’s attire as “too short.” Meanwhile, Vince gets to fly in the face of any and all Athletic Commission rules in the state. Granted, some of the rules are beyond asinine (it’s still illegal for a wrestling promoter to have a financial interest in a wrestler), but come on. It’s ring attire.
  • The Von Erich story in Penthouse looks pretty set for the July issue now. Nope.
  • Queen Kong/Mount Fiji from GLOW and POWW is setting up her own tv show called Rasslin Revival. You didn’t hear it from Dave, because he didn’t write it in the issue, but Queen Kong apparently also invented the phone sex line.
Read: The Woman Who Invented Phone Sex and Wrestled Bears
  • Barry Orton was convicted in his vehicular manslaughter trial. His sentence is six years, but he could be out in under two with good behavior. The conviction comes right as he was starting to do some of the best work of his career, but you know, someone’s dead so that should probably be the key takeaway.
  • A sportscaster who has worked with both Kirk Gibson of the L.A. Dodgers and Hulk Hogan called in to give his opinion on the comparison that was made forever ago and which still comes up in some of the letters. Anyway, the guy says Gibson is an asshole 99% of the time and Hogan is often quite nice and is easily 10 times more popular than Gibson on top of being friendlier in public. Good thing those numbers look reasonable, or I’d suspect the sportscaster’s name was Bulk Bogan.
  • A lot of Crockett contracts are set to expire in May, so expect WWF to make a play for several of them to retaliate for Clash of the Champions.
  • Almost everyone who called Dave this week had something to say about Jim Cornette’s comments on TBS this past Saturday. How the hell did he slip “beating meat” past Standards and Practices?
  • Ted Turner is starting a new tv network in October with a focus on sports and MGM movies, and Crockett may wind up switched to that new network. It’s going to be called TNT. Oh yeah, that network will definitely have wrestling on it in the future.
  • Something Dave does now and again that I usually skip over here is give rankings for who he feels are the top wrestlers. This week he ranks his top 25 men’s tag teams and top 40 men’s singles guys. Owen Hart is #1 for singles guys. Ric Flair has fallen all the way down to #3.
  • Fabulous Lance may not be coming into World Class afterall. Apparently his booker didn’t want him as anything but a babyface, while Fritz wanted him to partner with the Freebirds.
  • The Owen vs. Hercules match was apparently not supposed to be taped, so who knows if it’ll air. It definitely did wind up taped, so that’s all up in the air. It in fact did not air.
  • All charges against David Sammartino have been dropped in the case of the incident with the fan. It made a lot of press nationally for such a small thing, and it did result in David getting fired while other WWF guys have skated by with worse incidents. Apparently the fan was heckling David by using insider terms, which I guess absolves David from any responsibility for putting hands on the guy?
  • A reader writes in that as much as Dave complains about bad taste, he’s put out some really tasteless stuff himself. Namely, putting the info to help Al Blake (Vladmir Petrov) pay his legal expenses given his conviction for drug smuggling, and the writer would probably have let it slide if not for it being the Observer and how many readers “seem to live and die by the gospel according to Dave Meltzer.” The other instance he cites is admittedly less severe, but using one of his trademark denigrating nicknames (“Doggie” in this case) to refer to Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon regarding the hit and run that cost him his leg strikes the writer as blatant and callous disregard for Vachon’s dignity after what he went through. He also throws a plea to Dave to cover GLOW and POWW, “keeping in mind I’m wasting my time.” Or at least, let the readers vote on it. It’d be a better use of space than covering Central States (and if you’re wondering why you rarely see anything about Central States in the rewinds, it’s because nothing and no one of consequence is there).
NEXT WEEK: Interest in Wrestlemania down, Billy Jack Haynes vs. Don Owen promotional war, Dump retirement ratings hit, syndicated ratings rankings, and more
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2020.08.22 01:52 bagthebossup I Shop When I'm Anxious: A List & Review of Everything I've Ordered from TB

Hello RL,
If you're anything like me, quarantine has been a time of aimlessly shopping to fill the hole in my life where most hobbies, social events, and other excuses to leave the house used to be. Unbeknownst to him, my therapist also encouraged this habit by instructing me to embrace "more hedonistic pleasure" during this time, so please send your regards to Dr. D for this list.
I made a similar post around eight months ago with a list of my purchases at that point, on my other reddit account (mods, I can post with that account here to confirm it's me if necessary). I will include those items in this list and update reviews as appropriate. Sadly, unlike in the last post, I will not be three glasses of wine deep -- in fact, I'm taking a hiatus from alcohol all together to discourage my newest quarantine past time of drinking sauvignon blanc and petting my dog manically while I buy yet another set of pillowcases for my throw pillows -- so please lower your expectations about how funny this post will be appropriately.
For reference, I am 5'2.5" tall (~158 cm) and currently 125 lbs (~56.7 kg). In non-quarantine times, I was a pretty TTS US2 in tops and bottoms (26" wait) but these days, that's just what I tell my MIL so she stops heckling my partner and I about exercising. However, I still have hope that the world will return to normal (and I will stop eating excessive amounts of candy whilst watching hours of YouTube videos about beauty gurus getting pregnant and sobbing), so most of my purchases are intended to fit a US2-4. My shoe size is 6.5, sometimes 6 in athletic shoes.
Without further ado, here's everything I've ever purchased from TB.
Pour la maison
Item Color / Size W2C Cop or Drop Notes / Updated Review
Jonathan Adler Coasters Woman C and Woman D Link Cop I use these as catch-all trays for keys etc. They are larger than most coasters (6" in diameter) but the quality is quite good, the image is clear, and I love the gold detailing on the rim.
Glass Decanting Bottle Link ? This never shipped so I asked for and received a refund. However, it has a bunch of positive reviews and I ordered it at the beginning of the year, so perhaps you'd have more luck ordering now.
Yeti Mug Black Link Cop I believe this is grey market. Does not come with the magnetic slidey thing on the lid (just a normal one without a cover) but you can order it separately.
Linen Napkins Linen Link Cop These are quite substantial and larger than the other linen napkins that I have from Sur la Table. If anyone really wants a measurement of them, lmk.
Linen Pillowcase White and Green Link Cop These are very nice for the price. Look expensive and fit my 18 x 18" pillows very well.
Plastic Storage Container Transparent Large Rectangle Link Cop I got this at the beginning of quarantine when everyone was organizing their house and I couldn't find any bins in stock anywhere. It's cheap, sturdy, and they list the dimensions in the link.
Jewelry
Item Color / Size W2C Cop or Drop Notes / Updated Review
Celine Hoops Gold Link Cop Branded, nice color (matches my 15k gold), substantial but not too heavy. Well-reviewed here
Celine Style Earrings Gold Link Drop Donated mine, looked cheap
Tiffany Lock Necklace Silver, "Key Bead Pendant Necklace" Link Cop Very good quality, has not faded or tarnished; this seller is well-reviewed here.
Moissanite Stud Earrings Ordinary Pair Link ? Mine were warehouse rejected with TB direct, but they are extremely well reviewed on TB.
Pearl Hoop Earrings White Link Drop I'm not sure if these are reps. They are very cheap/light feeling. Although I have worn them out, they're not my fave and I think you could find less plastic-y ones on TB for a similar price point.
Henri Bendel Bracelet Link COP I love this bracelet. It's unbranded but heavy and the appropriate shape. I've worn it in the showerunning and it hasn't tarnished or discolored my skin. It matches the tone of my 18k gold jewelry.
Small Three-Pearl Studs Link ? They're $5 and my partner likes them but they are not very substantial and will probably tarnish/show wear easily.
Pearl and CZ Necklace Link Cop Extremely light weight and definitely not that luxurious 'heavy' feeling of real gold jewelry, but it's extremely delicate and pretty nonetheless. Looks exactly like the photo in the listing.
Three-pearl Clover Bracelet Link Drop Wanted to wear this as an anklet but it's not long enough (I have pretty dainty ankles, too). Very light/cheap, may keep just to wear with the necklace for limited time periods.
Mother of Pearl Earrings Link Cop Love these, weighty and very nice looking for the price. I've worn them a couple times and gotten compliments.
Gold and Enamel Ring Size 5, Cream Link Cop Weighty and looks nice, TTS.

Streetwear
Item Color / Size W2C Cop or Drop Notes / Updated Review
Ambush T-Shirt 3 Yard (= US men's large) Link Cop My partner still loves this and wears it all the time. It's super soft and has held up through a ton of washes.
Nike Check T-Shirt Large Link ? This got warehouse rejected with TB direct, but has a ton of good reviews over at FashionReps
Off White Shirt White, Small Link ? Shirt is substantial, design looks correct, comes branded with tags. The only warning is that this is men's/unisex sizing but the arm holes are small, so the SM is long on me but the arm is too tight for me to give it to my bf, who it fits better (he's a men's M or L).
YSL Oversized Shirt Army Green and Apricot, Medium Link Cop I wear these as sleep shirts or to walk my dog over bike shorts. They are EXTREMELY thick and soft and I love them. YSL label looks correct and is printed cleanly. I may go for the grey as well.
Kitsune Love Birds T Shirt Black, Small Link Cop Look, the birds are not 1:1 but they look fine and I'm excited to wear this shirt around because it's hecking cute. It's TTS unisex sizing.
Ferragamo Logo T Shirt White, Small Link dead (Shop) Cop Love this shirt, sad the link is dead and the shop appears to have moved, but you could message
CDG T-Shirt S and L Link Drop Donated mine and my partner never wears the one I got him. They run small. Logo was fine but they just didn't fit TTS.
CL Leather Sneakers 37, White Link (currently OOS but shop's still active) Cop I love these. For the price, they look astounding and I'm so pleased with how well the leather is holding up.
Common Projects Sneaker 37, Red Link Cop Like the auths, these run big. Mine do not fit me, so although I like them a lot, I'll probably be posting them on BST.

Activewear
Item Color / Size W2C Cop or Drop Notes / Updated Review
Lululemon High Waisted Shorts Black, Small (= 6) Link Cop Feel very similar to the auths. Branded, good fabric, fit TTS.
Lululemon T-Shirt Black, S Link Cop TTS, branded. Runs long, not sure if that's true of the auth as well, but it almost covers my butt.
Lululemon Jacket Green, L Link Drop Potentially controversial opinion but I do not like this jacket, despite it being fairly well-reviewed here. The L fits like a US small. The interior was messy in terms of stitching and unlined, and one of the pockets has some white shit all around the lining that I assume is for waterproofing but reminds me of insulation you're not supposed to touch.
Lululemon Tie-Back Top Black, 4 Link Cop Good workout stable, fabric and design look like auth.
Lululemon Align? Leggings Grey, Small Link Drop Don't like the way these felt (not like my auths), although I believe they were branded. I gave them away.
Lululemon Align? Leggings Black, Small Link Drop Same as above
Terrible Attempt at a Lululemon Bra Black, Small Link Drop Comically bad, random label, fit poorly, unbranded
Alo Crop T Black, White, Small, Medium Link Cop Branded, good quality, look like auth. Medium is a better fit for me.
Workwear / Women's Clothing
Item Color / Size W2C Cop or Drop Notes / Updated Review
RL Starter Pack - Satin Cami Medium, Large (Yellow, Beige, Grey, Dark Green, White) Link Cop Despite my initial lack of enthusiasm for these in my first review, they've grown on me and I've ordered additional colors. I like wearing them under sweaters and blazers.
Filippa K Button Down Blouse Beige, Small Link Cop Grey market, branded. Holds up well in delicate wash, should be washed with like colors
Zara Rolled Sleeve Blazer XS, Dark Green and Grey Link Cop Grey market, branded, a personal fave.
Sezane Rep Sweater Beige Link Drop Still on the fence about this one. I've worn it a couple times and cut out the itchy tag, but it's nothing special. (Original review: I'm sad about this one because it's well reviewed here, but it came with a random tag, is itchy, and isn't super flattering to my body type. Maybe other colors are better.)
Frame Jeans Black, 26 Link Cop Grey market, have remained a good true black after washing. Some color transfer onto lighter bags.
IRO Silk Cami Small (White), Medium (Black, Blue) Link COP Grey market, branded. A small = 34, medium = 36, both fit me with the medium being more of a loose/baggy fit. Got the blue for my friend and she loves it.
Reformation Dress Small Link Cop Saw this in another RL's review, I think she was on the fence about it but I really like it. The small is = US 2. Unbranded, lined.
Free People 2-Layer Lace Cami Small, Black Link ? The lace part of this is like a bandeau, and the exterior tank top is very large for a size small. I personally like it, since I like wearing slouchier tanks when I walk my dog, but it's sort of a bizarre fit. Unbranded.
Silk Tank Medium, White Link COP Really, really nice for the price. Runs a bit long so it's most appropriate for work. White is not see through. Probably will get more.
Everland Chelsea Boots 37, Dune Cow-Velvet (= suede) Link Cop? Do not cop these if you want great, substantial reps of the Everlane boot; do cop if you want well-constructed, light chelsea boots
Nicholas Kirkwood Flat Reps Light Grey, 27 Link Drop Left them at work at the beginning of quarantine and haven't missed them. (Original review: They're... fine. A bit tight (I have narrow feet, too) and don't feel sturdy. Not leather. I leave them at work for when I need nicer shoes than the formerly white sneakers I am frequently wearing.)
AMQ Scarf White/Beige Link Cop Original review: This is well reviewed on here. Looks beautiful. I got it as a gift and the recipient loves it.
Zara? Chelsea Boots 37, Black Link Cop? They're not leather, but they're nicely constructed for the price and comfortable and don't have a weirdly wide ankle hole. Not appropriate for business professional but I like 'em as shoes that look decent but I'm not worried about wearing them to walk a lot / in the rain, etc.
Bags / SLG
Item Color / Size W2C Cop or Drop Notes / Updated Review
THE Gucci Soho Green Original link is dead, I found this one from reverse image searching the product image from when I bought it: Link (will need VPN from US) Cop Still reach for this a ton, looks great with leather conditioner. (Original review: I got the green and I fucking love it. I'm about to buy another one. It's reviewed a ton here, so check it out. TL;DR: link on tassel doesn't fully close but otherwise it looks güd)
Longchamp Le Pliage Black, Medium Link Cop One of my personal favorite purchases. Branded and well-reviewed here. Seller has other LC bags as well.
Prada Cahier Black Velvet Link Cop Still need to fix the star trails but still very happy with it. (Original review: Smelled like a fufu den in my house and I still need to fix the star trails but this is unreal quality for the price.)
CL Card Holder Light Green Link Cop I'm very happy with this. It's fun. No idea how it compares to the auth since I've never seen it, but I wanted a colorful card holder that I wouldn't lose in my dark bags and this fits the bill.
Goyard Laptop Case Large Link ?? Still sitting in my closet. (Original review: The large is entirely too large for my 13.5" laptop so this is sitting in my closet. I forget what it looks like.)
Accessories / Misc.
Item Color / Size W2C Cop or Drop Notes / Updated Review
Sigma Makeup Brushes E05, E20, E25, E50 Link Cop Great. Probably grey market.
Hourglass Makeup Brushes 2, 4, 5 Link COP Great. Probably grey market, match my H1 brush perfectly.
"Silk" Hair Ribbon Black, Champagne Link Cop I amend my original review: I don't think these are real silk, but they're pretty and hold my hair up and I'm wearing one right now.
Acne Beanie Adult Grey Link Cop Real thick, fits my partner's big head and my smaller head, logo looks fine
Anthro Hair Ties Set of 6 Link Cop? Fine for the price, nothing special, not silky or soft
Antro Hair Clip Light Tortoiseshell Link Drop Cheap / flimsy
Anthro Bobby Pin Set of 3 Black Link COP Very pretty / sturdy, I wear them a ton

Hall of Shame
Item Color / Size W2C Cop or Drop Notes / Updated Review
Zara Moto Jacket Grey, Small Link DROP This was a surprise disappointment because this shop sells the GM Zara Blazers but this jacket looks like it costs exactly what it's worth. The outside looks ok but the inside is unlined, the edges of the suede on the belt don't match up, loose threads everywhere, etc. I got rid of mine, it wasn't even donate-able.
Zara Leopard Shirt Small Link Drop Same store as above. Donated.
Zara Jungle Shirt Small Link Drop Another disappointment, and also weirdly short on my already short person.
Victoria Beckham T Shirt Small, Black Link Drop Font's too small, shirt's thin. Gave away.
(Non-rep) Sweater / Skirt Set Beige, Small Link DROP Original review: My friends, the skirt's top looks like I made it in 8th grade home economics if I also was prone to binge drinking before middle school. The sweater is lumpy but otherwise constructed ok. I let the paid reviews trick me; may you learn from my folly.
(Non-rep) Army Boots 37 Link Drop Original review: IDK what I was expecting here. I may keep them from for a Halloween costume if I decide I want to dress up like cosplay as the ROTC guy I dated in college.
Oversized Sweater Beige, M Link Drop Shapeless and sad and I should have known better.
Christian "Dor" Dad Sandals 37, White Link DROP They say "Christian Dor" on the strap and "DOIR" on the bottom.

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2020.08.20 18:00 SaintRidley Wrestling Observer Rewind ★ Mar. 14, 1988

Going through old issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and posting highlights in my own words, continuing in the footsteps of daprice82. For anyone interested, I highly recommend signing up for the actual site at f4wonline and checking out the full archives.
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The Complete Observer Rewind Archive by daprice82
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2-1-1988 2-8-1988 2-15-1988 2-22-1988
2-29-1988 3-7-1988 * *
  • As mentioned last week, WWF has changed up the bracket for the Wrestlemania IV tournament. They showed the updated bracket on tv this past weekend without any announcement or explanation for the change, and the only explanation Dave can find for why they have updated the bracket is so they can get DiBiase vs. Savage in as the final. So, now that we have an updated bracket, Dave goes into speculation mode. There are only three possible winners here in his eyes: Hogan, DiBiase, and Savage. He’s not going to rule out the possibility of a Hogan win, though he puts that as least likely due to the movie being in the works. DiBiase would seem to be the favorite, then. But if that’s the case he doesn’t really need the title any earlier than July in order to set up the august ppv. Hogan winning would probably require Hogan vs. Rude for the final. Savage or DiBiase are best off winning by facing the other in the final. Dave’s already leaning toward a Hogan/Andre double elimination as the most likely possibility there (whether they double eliminate through some kind of draw or through Hogan winning then getting jumped and being ”too injured” to continue by a bunch of guys paid by DiBiase is anybody’s guess). Of course, the real question is why change the bracket so suddenly? Did they just not think through the original one before they put it up that it would probably lead to Don Muraco being the most exciting face they could put against DiBiase in the final (or Savage/Rude)? It beggars belief they wouldn’t think this through hard, so there’s gotta be some reason like the original plan no longer seeming like a good idea. Is it that they’ve got cold feet about DiBiase’s drawing power? Does that put Savage as the likely winner, only to drop it to DiBiase in July for Hogan’s return in August?
Look: Final bracket, drawn by Dave
  • Dave’s doing a poll for those who watch both Wrestlemania and Clash of the Champions. Six questions: 1) which show did you enjoy more; 2) which show you thought was better overall; 3) match of the night; 4) your opinion of blood and wrestling; 5) should wrestling be regulated by state athletic commissions; 6) a question for those tape traders who sample widely: what promotion’s style do you enjoy most? You know what? These aren’t bad questions. I think we should answer these in the comments.
  • Syndicated tv ratings for the week ending February 7 are out and NWA is on the rise. They ranked sixth with an 8.9 national rating on 185 stations, just behind WWF which was fifth with an 11.4 rating on 258 stations. WTBS does not count for viewership on this. Probably too close for Vince’s liking. Of course, these ratings aren’t an accurate measure of how many different people are watching, as many watch more than one program from each of these syndicated packages so some viewers are counted three, four, or more times. But syndication ratings are the numbers advertisers look to, so that makes them meaningful because it determines how much money they can get by selling ads. And ad revenue from tv is a significant part of WWF’s advantage: they’ve been able to get a lot of it and leave every other promotion in the proverbial dust. The three shows at the top (Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and Oprah) are all just one show in each tv market, so those homes are counted just once, which really puts things into perspective when you consider WWF (fifth place) was watched in 10,078,000 homes across four shows (thus a home that watches Wrestling Challenge, Superstars, Spotlight, and All-American would be counted four times) and Crockett got 7,868,000 homes (with three TBS shows and other syndicated shows, Crockett viewers could get counted as much as five to even seven times). Wrestling may be highly viewed, but in terms of absolute number of individual viewers it’s still small potatoes compared to the real juggernauts, and while they may have some of the highest rated syndicated packages, neither Crockett nor McMahon can claim to have one of the top rated syndicated shows. Crockett got a big boost from the inclusion of the TBS shows, which should boost their ad revenue and help them compete. And that’s reason enough for Dave to expect WWF to try and counter this - it’s important to the way WWF presents itself that there not be any other major league company in wrestling.
  • Sports Illustrated ran a story in this week’s issue on Hiroshi Wajima. Dave hasn’t had the chance to read the story yet, but it’s apparently an old story put together in November 1986, and Dave has no idea why it just came out. Ironically, Tokyo Sports ran a story this week that Wajima was going to retire (though this apparently isn’t true). Anyway, I found the story.
Read: Down from Sumo’s Summit
  • Also in the media this week were the Von Erichs. They were on the 700 Club this week, doing their usual job of mixing truth, minor falsehoods, and major lies. On Monday they took over AWA’s old rerun timeslot on ESPN (4 pm EST) with “Legends of World Class Wrestling” which covers early 80s matches featuring Kevin and Kerry before in the pre-Freebird days of the company. They also curiously seem to have a Ken Mantell match every episode, as well as a trivia contest that’s unintentionally funny. One of the questions asked where and when David Von Erich died, which is almost pushing the exploitation of the family tragedies to the point of parody. Lastly, the latest on the Von Erichs story in Penthouse is that it’s tentatively scheduled for the July issue unless the magazine decides to do a feature on the upcoming Michael Spinks vs. Mike Tyson fight (yeah, they do that feature).
  • The biggest news in WWF is that Bruno Sammartino has left the company. Bruno got an offer to promote a national wrestling hotline that paid more than WWF pays him as a color commentator, and that’s the issue that seems to have served as reason for him leaving. It’s no secret that Bruno has been unhappy with WWF for some time and doesn’t like the company’s direction. And Vince never gave David the push he promised. When Bruno retired back in 1981, he never planned to make a comeback years later; that only happened to help David get his career launched. But once he did get back in the ring, they pressured for more appearances, slotted him in as their pinch hitter for when guys like Duggan, Patera, or Jake Roberts weren’t available due to injury or suspension to main event a show. And this extra work has caused Bruno’s back injuries to be reaggravated, and yet he still completed all bookings through last August before deciding to call it quits for real in the ring. WWF still wanted him on in the northeast, though. The real core of everything, though, is that McMahona nd Sammartino have vastly different ideas, setting aside the usual friction of the promotewrestler relationship, about the credibility of the business and about promotional ethics. McMahon’s way of promoting completely violates Bruno’s sense of credibility for wrestling and ethics. Bruno ought to know a bit about what works promotion-wise, given he’s got a long record of drawing consistent sellouts in places WWF only draws a few thousand fans today.
  • Dave saw the March 5 WWF show at the Cow Palace and runs through the card, giving ratings and making observations. Badnews Brown won his match with an enziguiri (that’s the Ghetto Blaster, though it hasn’t quite been named that yet). Steamboat and Rude had a 20 minute draw that was the best match of the show, and Steamboat is still one of the best for high spots in the country. Sherri carried Rockin’ Robin to a watchable match, though Robin is still obviously quite green. She’s a tremendous heel when they give her a chance, though they don’t often give her the chance. In the main event, Hogan and Duggan beat DiBiase and Virgil. Virgil was in the way too much and Hogan seemed like he might have been sick because he mostyl did rest holds and when on the apron he kept his head down. Hogan is absolutely the biggest draw in the industry right now, but there are a lot of folks who get bigger reactions live, including Carlos Colón, Antonio Inoki, and Chigusa Nagayo. Dave thinks it might be that fans look at Hogan as an entertaineperformer, whereas with Nagao or Colón they live and die by the rhythms of their matches. So when Dave talked back in December about how Hogan gets half the reaction live that Nagayo gets, he was being kind to Hogan. This isn’t to knock Hogan, though - he still gets incredible reactions and is an incredible draw, but there are others beyond him.
  • Dave’s had a chance to watch a lot of tape from Puerto Rico lately, and there’s only one good worker from the area: TNT. That’s the future Savio Vega. The standard match here is slow-paced, though when they bring Abdullah or Brody in you can get some blood to make up for it. The company is very successful, though, so they’re doing what works for their audience, and Dave speculates their audience has the highest percentage of true believers of any in the world. The heat they can generate is ridiculous.
Watch: A match between TNT and Super Black Ninja
  • Iron Sheik has been fired, probably setting a new record in WWF.
  • Adrian Adonis is trying to get back to WWF. No real surprise. Not going to happen before he dies.
  • NBC and WWF have come to a deal for five Saturday Night’s Main Events and one prime time special for the 1988-89 season. The Main Event proved they can be put in a weak time slot with a lot of hype and deliver a solid rating, but they can’t appeal enough to consistently compete in prime time.
  • Memphis has brought Sputnik Monroe in to feud with Billy Wicks on March 7. Dave thought Eddie Marlin feuding with Tommy Gilbert was ridiculous, but this takes the cake. Wicks was a big star in Memphis before Jackie Fargo (so we’re talking the 1950s) and Sputnik Monroe was a legendary heel who refused to work shows with segregated crowds. More on Sputnik Monroe by broken_beat. Anyway, Monroe and Wicks were big deals and their feud in the late 50s was legendary, setting an indoor arena attendance record in Memphis in 1959 that stood until the Monday Night Wars (specifically, In Your House: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre broke the record). According to cagematch, this is a one off and Monroe’s last match ever. This show was not for tv and there’s no video of it anywhere I can find online, but I wish I could put it here.
Watch: Here’s a Sputnik Monroe match from 1966 because I can
  • More guys gone from Memphis. Manny Fernandez was fired for missing shows. The Samoans quit right before they were probably due to win the Southern Tag Team Titles. Bill Dundee has left to go be a babyface in Knoxville (they wrote him off with a Gilbert family attack, so that leaves the door open for him to come back as a face and team with Lawler at least). Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson are also out. And Steve Keirn, who headlined February 29, isn’t back this week. This led to the March 7 card having 15 matches with a lot of guys pulling double duty.
  • Owen Hart injured his back taking a bump on a guard rail during his Japan tour, so he missed two weeks right after getting back to Canada.
  • Billy Jack Haynes was on a local talk show in Oregon and we get a bit of insight into his thinking about his new promotion. He’s only interested in guys who weigh at least 280 lbs and is promising sizeable guaranteed contracts. No indication when he’s going to start it up yet, but he said something to the effect of it being in arund 6 weeks. He also said they’d hold a wrestling camp.
  • Continental is continuing the same bait and switch stuff that killed Birmingham in the first place. Their February 29 show was a double taping, and among the promises not kept were Larry Hamilton no-showing his match with Scott Hall and the two other matches he was supposed to have and both Danny Davis vs. Lord Humongous and Frank Lancaster vs. Detroit Demolition didn’t happen despite all four guys being present.
  • AWA announced on tv this past weekend that Masa Saito would be returning, and he’d be bringing Riki Choshu with him to wrestle the Midnight Rockers. This comes as a surprise to all.
  • AWA has changed March 19 to have Diamond and Tanaka challenging the Rockers for the tag titles. At least they figured out what to do to make it make sense.
  • GLOW’s live card in Houston on February 26 drew 3,500 fans. That’s more than Hogan vs. DiBiase drew last time they were there, and more than Flair vs. Sting did this past weekend at the Houston Coliseum. Verne Gagne was there, and it seems GLOW wrestler Olympia is headed to AWA to be an opponent for Madusa. If Verne wanted someone to look better and wrestle worse than Madusa, he found his woman, Dave says.
  • Adrian Adonis lost his weekly guarantee from AWA back in December. Then he broke his ankle just a week before he was supposed to go to Japan, so he lost out on two weeks of Japan and hasn’t been getting income. He even asked Verne to help while he was injured and Verne told him no. Adonis has had a terrible run of luck lately, and it’s just not going to work out well.
  • New Japan officially announced that Akira Maeda has been fired. So now the question is what is Maeda’s future in wrestling, if any? Obviously someone will have the idea to start a new promotion and make him the star, but they’re gonna need television to get it going, and that could be a tough proposition. We’re on the cusp of Newborn UWF in the next couple weeks.
  • Dump Matsumoto’s retirement was such a big deal that Fuji TV ran a half hour retrospective of her career. Her retirement show took place in her home town on February 28, and she beat Bull Nakano and Condor Saito in a handicap match to send her off. The co-main event was Lioness Asuka going to a time limit draw against Yukari Omori in Omori’s final match. The last tv taping Omori and Dump did took place on February 25, where they went to a draw against the Crush Girls via double countout. Then they requested five more minutes, and the match went to a draw after the request was granted. On that show Bull Nakano and Kumiko Iwamoto won two of three falls to take the vacant tag titles against Mitsuko Nishiwaki and Yumiko Hotta. Dave anticipates a ratings drop now that Matsumoto is out, as she brings a lot of drama and heat to the shows.
  • The big news out of All Japan is that Tokyo Sports ran a front page story on February 23 about Hiroshi Wajima needing to retire due to neck injuries. Wajima insists he’ll be back, and Dave’s not sure the details, but Wajima is 40 years old and Dave’s understanding is he’ll be out for several months at least. At that age “career ending” become very common words with this sort of thing, so…. Yeah. This is pretty much the beginning of the end for Wajima. He’s not going to take time off, and by the end of the year he’ll wrestle his last match.
  • World Class has a bunch of title changes. Kerry Von Erich beat Al Perez for the WCCW Championship on March 6 in Dallas. Small crowd, and it was originally supposed to be Michael Hayes against Perez, but they had Hayes attacked at the concert on March 4, so he was “injured” and couldn’t wrestle. The concert drew much better than the Dallas show, getting roughly 2,000 fans. Terry Taylor won the Texas Title on February 26 from Matt Borne. The Simpsons won the Wild West Tag Titles from Tatum and Victory on February 29 in Fort Worth, gaining a measure of revenge from the week earlier (maybe it aired on the 22nd but was the Feb. 14 show? Cagematch is sketchy on details and I can’t find a match on February 22nd where the titles changed. Possible Dave has some things mixed up) when they lost the Texas Tag Titles to Tatum and Victory. After losing the Texas Tag titles, they came out later that night with the Wild West tag title match contract. February 29 was set up so that Victory and Tatum were meant to defend both sets of titles, The Wild West titles against the Simpsons and the Texas titles against the Fantastics, and they whined that it was unfair. Anyway, Bobby Fulton didn’t show up, so Rogers wound up teaming with someone else and lost the match.
  • WCCW is moving their Texas Stadium show to May 8. Looks like some variation on Freebirds vs. Von Erichs plus one for the top of the card. Talks of Kerry vs. Flair have dropped off.
  • Bill Alfonso, who used to be a referee in Florida and is the brother of David Sierra (who works under a mask as The Assassin in Oregon), will be the man referee in Billy Jack Haynes’ new Oregon promotion. That Oregon civil war in wrestling has brother against brother now.
  • Peter Maivia Jr. (that’s The Rock’s uncle) won the California Championship Wrestling tag title with partner Toru Tanaka on February 26. Just an interesting note from the indies, because I had no idea The Rock’s mom had a wrestling brother.
  • Also in the sons(-in-law) of wrestlers from long ago, Karl Gotch’s son-in-law is Masami Soranaka. He wrestles in Global in Florida as a foreign menace heel, V.C. Minh.
  • Brody’s March 4 show in St. Louis drew 1,200 fans for a gate of $14,000. Brody vs. Jerry Blackwell in the main event had a weird ending, but the match itself was good, if slow-paced. Blackwell threw Brody over the top and the ref missed it due to ref bump, then Brody got back in, took a powerslam, was pinned for a three count, but another referee overruled it citing the initial toss over the top and calling the match a disqualification. Then Brody dropkicked Blackwell and pinned him. When the finish is dusty, everybody wins, right?
  • World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico has just put out three video tapes. Tape #1 has a bunch of their bloodiest matches. Tape #2 has the September 1986 WWC Universal Title tournament that saw Terry Funk in three matches, including matches against Rick Martel and Barry Windham. Tape #3 is an Invader #1 (fuck Invader #1) highlight tape. One of the matches has the ring surrounded by a cage of fire and now that I know this I wish he had gotten shoved into it.
  • Letters this week are all over the place. The first one is a big one and about Hogan’s limited appeal. How much can a balding sausage man who looks ten years older than he is really appeal in the true mainstream? Can he really make anyone switch away from Dallas or The Cosby Show? Not unless the hypothetical viewer already likes wrestling. But that’s the thing the writer argues: Hogan might not be able to appeal to the mass market, but nobody else really can either because wrestling just isn’t that big and never will be. Hell, setting aside his skill or lack thereof in acting, his size alone is going to limit his options in Hollywood, and those limitations will not help him appeal more broadly either. He’s got strong appeal to a small audience, and that's okay because wrestling is a niche interest. Anyway, the writer eventually concludes her time in this issue after a long detour onto the subject of long storytelling matches by suggesting John Carpenter could have saved a lot of money on fake blood for They Live by hiring Ric Flair instead of Roddy Piper.
  • Dusty Rhodes gave a really weird promo hyping up Clash of the Champions. He told viewers that if they don’t watch the Clash, he’ll remember and come down the chimney at Christmas and beat up their kids. Whatever idea of humor he has, it didn’t really land, and a lot of readers called in to ask Dave if he lost his mind.
  • Hogan and Duggan vs. DiBiase and Virgil on March 6 in LA drew the smallest crowd Hogan has ever drawn in LA. Nothing really good on the show, either, except that main event.
  • More details for the Hayes concert finish on March 4 for WCCW: Hayes was going to sing a Willie Nelson song and invited the Von Erichs on stage because he dedicated the song to David. King Parsons came out and started arguing with Hayes, and Buddy Roberts came out too and got into it with the Von Erichs. Roberts tried to swing a guitar at Kerry’s head, but Kerry ducked and he hit Hayes instead.
Watch: The end of the Michael Hayes concert and the brawl
  • Turns out the Sputnik Monroe vs. Billy Wicks match in Memphis was billed as an “Old Timers Special Attraction” match. That’s fine - they were really hot in the area around 1961, and it’s not like WWF haven’t done similar like their 1985 Fred Blassie vs. Lou Albano match at Nassau Coliseum.
NEXT WEEK: Predictions for Wrestlemania and Clash of the Champions, Crockett Cup seeds to be announced, Owen Hart going to WWF?, and more
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2020.08.19 04:48 DFKJR64 An interesting analysis about The Origami King worse than Sticker Star

I stumbled upon this long essay from a comment posted on SuperMarioT's recent video about Paper Mario. I figure it would be interesting to see anyone's thoughts on the matter if they have the time to read and have any counterpoints and/or agreements.
Hoo boy! Here we go! I'm gonna be breaking up my replies up into combat, story, and exploration chunks. TL;DR: In my opinion, everything about The Origami King was immeasurably disheartening.
1. Combat in TOK isn't fun. All of the jump/hammer attacks are executed almost the same exact way, making attacking the enemies incredibly boring, and there are also no special attacks that you can use at your leisure to break up the monotony of normal attacks.
The closest that the game has to special attacks are the vellumentals, which I would have loved to have seen much more depth and interactivity placed into. The big problem with them is that they're simply automated spectacles that serve to drop the frame rate down a few pegs and clear the battlefield. Imagine if they could've been a selectable option with action prompts that you could use to influence the severity of the attack! You could devastate the enemies if you succeeded in the button prompts, or if you failed, you could pick off a straggler or two that you couldn't fit into the puzzle. Sadly, they're not an available option in the majority of circumstances and can only be pulled off when the game's feeling charitable and decides to offer you a magic circle as a drop from an enemy. Their utilization is greater during the boss battles, but during boss battles, the game always wants you to carry out very specific but also very un-intuitive actions at very certain times. The prime example of very specific actions that I can think of is during the colored pencils boss. During the fight, you're able to close the lid on the box and deal him heavy damage, which I doubt I would've known if I hadn't seen the trailers. Eventually, the pencils do their swirly attack (I don't know what it's called) and I decided to close the lid again because I didn't take swirling pencils as a sign that I could no longer close the lid. I also decided not to go for the hint envelope since I was sure it would work. It didn't work, so it was a wasted turn. The hint envelope had to completely spell out for me that I had to grab the swirl to beat the boss. I would be more understanding if the hint envelopes were an option that's there for struggling players, but when the game relies on telling you exactly what to do by making direct hints a core element of beating bosses rather than conveying to the player what they need to do through good boss design, the game is badly flawed. Going back to my point about vells, what I'm trying to say is, if you use them at the wrong time, you wasted a turn. You didn't simply choose a less efficient option to beat the boss, but your option didn't work at all.
I gelled a lot more with Sticker Star's battles because they had much more player agency along with much greater varieties and methods of attack. For example, there's a big difference between a regular jump and a clone jump or between a regular hammer and an eekhammer. The "things" are also vastly different in their purposes and are a lot less automated than the vells since they require input to maximize damage. Now, it's finally time to talk about the slide puzzles! Those puzzles are WILDLY inconsistent in their difficulty. Not only that, but if the player is unable to think geometrically, combat in this game will go from beyond boring battles that you can absolutely cheese to an absolutely inaccessible nightmare. You could use the toads to solve the puzzles for you, but then battles will end up costing you more coins than you'll get out of the battle. If you happen to be skilled at the puzzles, however, then the toads only serve to further automate combat that's already too automated. Combine all these downsides with combat rewards that aren't great, and this game deters me from battling even more than Sticker Star or Color Splash.
Speaking of rewards, all you get from battle are confetti and coins. Confetti is used to patch holes in the world which does two things: A. contribute to 100% completion, and B. give you more coins. There are times when you need to fill holes that block the path of progression, but when those holes appear, the game always makes sure you have enough confetti to progress. Effectively, this means that all rewards you get from battling are coins, which have never felt more useless. With coins, the player is able to buy limited-use weapons and trophies, but the problems arise when you realize that the game will supply you with all the weapons you need, and the trophies, like the holes, also only contribute to 100% completion. All this means that fighting battles have no benefits that tangibly affect the gameplay. With all these problems along with a lack of desire to be completionist with this game, I never felt accomplished after beating any regular battle or boss in TOK. This lack of combat benefits was also problem in SS and CS, but the battles, specifically in SS, were more fun.
Battles in TOK left me feeling relieved that they were over, and actually feeling somewhat angry at the unification of tedium and boredom that's present throughout all of the combat.
Also, fuck the Ice Maze attack in the Ice Vellumental fight. That shit sucked so hard that I had to take screenshots to wrap my head around it!
2. The story in TOK left me with a feeling of futility. In the beginning, I was really jiving with it. I was loving Olivia's bubbly, optimistic demeanor, and when Bobby joined the group, his chemistry with Olivia and Mario was fantastic. After Bobby sacrificed himself to save Olivia and the game got heart-tuggingly depressing, I thought that TOK was gonna pull a Kirby and go into more dark and unexpected places.
With emotional moments like Bobby's, I was left feeling that this story was going to build up to a shocking emotional payoff, but it just never builds. In fact, it does the opposite. There were definitely fun moments. Specifically, Chapter 3 was the highlight of the game for me because of its nighttime desert and neon aesthetic along with Professor Toad being a very useful partner in gameplay. The music also peaks in this chapter with its Snifit grooves and Hole Punch's tunes (hell, they even added EUROBEAT with 'M-A-X Power') and his boss theme is especially memorable! But through all this, I spent time wondering when the next emotionally climactic moment would be. I waited and I waited until I reached the end of the game. There, it's revealed that the entire reason for all of the conflict is Olly's petty, racist nonsense, and it's the most basic portrayal of racism that I've ever seen.
The final boss itself then begins and only supplies a repeat of the worst that the game's combat had to offer with the bad vellumental bosses in phase 1, button mashing in phase 2, and a tedious, stressful puzzle in phase 3 where most of my game overs took place. It left a terrible taste in my mouth after beating it.
The ending of the game was a shitshow that drags the whole story down with it. Olly pulls a sudden "I'm not evil now that you've beat me up" and then dies after it's revealed that he was racist and wanted to destroy the world over a loving message that he couldn't read. Olivia, in a moment of baffling stupidity, then ends her own life in a show of faux bravery, rendering all emotional moments and connections throughout the game pointless. Does it matter that Bobby gave up his life to save Olivia? No, in her stupidity, so he died in vain. Does it matter that Olivia is an optimistic, lovable person that's passionate about life itself? No, she made the absolutely unnecessary, out-of-character decision to end her own life. Olly's trivial motivations also contribute to the feeling that nothing in the story matters. Sticker Star had no story, but that's better than this. In my mind, it's better to have little to no story in a piece of literature than to have a story that fails to emotionally pay off in every single way.
3. With exploration, there are a lot of very open areas that are hampered by still having a very linear feel with very specific objectives. If I decided to take a break from the story and explore though, I found that the rewards for exploring weren't compelling because rather than rewards being useful for the gameplay, they only serve to fill out the checklist that contributes to 100% completion, the only exception being toads, but they only serve to further automate a combat system that's already too automated.
The other rewards are holes, trophies, and ? blocks. As I said in the combat section, holes give you coins that you really don't need, making them a mediocre reward, and trophies are only useful to completionists. Question blocks only serve to add to the whole "coins are useless" problem since they give you all the weapons you could ever need.
Ideally, collectibles should appeal to both completionists and non-completionists by giving the player meaningful gameplay benefits which give non-completionists reason to collect the collectibles.
Despite its needlessly restrictive world map, Sticker Star actually does exploration rewards way better than TOK because valuable rare stickers and ‘things’ are almost always present in secret areas. Both stickers and ‘things’ do their part in changing up the overworld gameplay and combat, making them both more worthwhile bonuses than any rewards that TOK has to offer.
As you can see, I prefer Sticker Star to Origami King in most regards, which is an extremely disheartening statement for me to make because not only do I feel that Nintendo, by creating Sticker Star, has strayed from the story and gameplay depth that made Paper Mario great, but have also made their new formula worse every time they've tried to improve it.
Sticker Star may have an inherently broken combat system due to its complete reliance on consumable items, but the gameplay was never tedious, even if it wasn't always beneficial. To me, the subsequent games after SS have tried their very best to not only keep the flawed combat, but to also add more tedium every time. Color Splash added its gimmick of painting and flicking the cards, making attacking in battles take an unnecessarily long time, while Origami King added tedious puzzles that, as I've said, are inconsistent in their difficulty and fail to make a boring experience more fun and also add more tedium.
I understand that the team has needless restrictions when it comes to story and characters that Nintendo needs to seriously reconsider, but what's stopping them from making a fun and rewarding gameplay system? I have absolutely no clue. People passionately praise TOK now, but I could easily see those opinions souring like milk. While I'm happy for those who enjoy TOK, I don't like the fact that too much praise for this game could prompt Nintendo and Intelligent Systems to quadruple down on a formula that was stale and irredeemable from its inception unlike the first three games, two of which are well-balanced, rewarding RPGs, and the third a satisfying, Metroidvania-adjacent platformer.
But perhaps, due to the persistent backlash that still remains after 3 (Nintendo’s magic number) games, they’ll depart from this divisive formula, especially since there are hardly any people among those who defend Origami King who will actually say that they prefer the New Super Mario Bros. like atmosphere of the current games to the more unique atmosphere of the old games. Until then, I’ll find myself wishing I never bought Paper Mario: The Origami King.
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2020.08.19 02:10 pearpressure12 Booking Keith Lee’s First Year On The Main Roster (Part 1: Road To Summerslam)

Don’t you… forget about Keith… no, no, no, no. Don’t you… forget about Keith. Keith Lee is on a run of his life. After almost a year of him being absolutely fantastic in NXT, showcasing his skills in Wargames, making it to the final 2 at Survivor Series, knocking Brock Lesnar on his ass at the Royal Rumble, winning the North American Championship, successfully defending it at every turn and winning the NXT Championship to become a double champion, has anyone had a better 12 months than Keith Lee? Now, one day he’ll go to the main roster, no doubt there. So, here’s how I’d do it. WWE can wait their turn, because I’m having a crack at it.
This booking is best case scenario in terms of the world wide pandemic.
2nd April 2021 (Smackdown) On the Smackdown after WrestleMania, Cesaro, who has split from Sami Zayn and Shinsuke Nakamura a few months before, cuts a promo. “For years, I’ve been in this company, delivering the best match, forming the best teams and winning titles a plenty. But it’s never about me. It’s about who I’m teamed with or who I’m associated with. It gets especially tricky for me to stay here when I’m always fed to the new flavour of the month. So, since WrestleMania has just happened, I know there’s at least one new person back there. Whoever you are, you’ve got a match against me right now”. So, Cesaro puts out the challenge to any new wrestler and… well you read the title of this post. Out comes Keith Lee. “For those unfamiliar with me, allow me to take your hand and guide you. I am Keith Lee. They call me limitless. I am a former NXT North American Champion, NXT Champion and all round badass. Cesaro, you wanted a challenge. Well, prepare for your biggest one yet”. Keith enters the ring and the bell rings. No crap, no bigger story, just give these guys 15-20 minutes and magic can happen. Keith Lee is obviously a powerhouse but he’s agile, he’s quick, the man can fly if needs be. Right away, in this match, while you don’t give everything away, you give away enough to hopefully sell Keith Lee to fans that may not know his work from NXT or only saw him at Survivor Series and Royal Rumble. Not only that, paired with Cesaro, you can show his sell game to know “yeah, he can go”. It’s amazing, Keith Lee throwing Cesaro around like a ragdoll, Cesaro doing his best to knock down the much bigger Lee and at one point, actually doing it. A specific moment that needs to be in that match is Cesaro going for a springboard upper cut but Lee just pouncing him out of mid air. This benefits both men. Cesaro to show that he can have a singles run worthy of WWE attention and Lee’s official first night on the main roster showcasing him in a big way. To close things out, Cesaro goes for a cross-body but Lee catches him, throws Cesaro onto his shoulders and nails a Big Bang Catastrophe to pick up his first main roster victory. Following the match, he holds a hand down to Cesaro and helps him to his feet. Keith says “Thank you for making me look like a star. It could have gone either way and I can’t wait for round two”. Cesaro shakes Keith’s hand and turns face. He vacates the ring to allow Keith to bask in the glory of victory.
Later in the night, Undisputed Era also makes their debut. That’ll be important later.
9th April 2021 (Smackdown) A video package for Keith Lee is shown on Smackdown to give fans a look at Keith Lees history and accomplishments in WWE so far, such as his NXT Title wins, his outstanding performances in Wargames, squaring up and battling Roman Reigns, knocking Brock Lesnar on his backside at the Royal Rumble. Hell, show his stuff on the independents circuit, they have the footage there, why not show his stuff from outside WWE? This will help those who still aren’t too familiar with Lee understand his history and why they should care about him. Following the video, a backstage interview with King Corbin is had. “I don’t get why Keith Lee is getting the hype. Like Matt Riddle before him, he’s just an NXT rookie that has had some impressive moments. That’s nothing compared to what I’ve done. I won the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal on my first night here. I’ve won the United States Championship. I won Money In The Bank and I am the King Of The Ring. Keith isn’t that great. So, if he ever faces me, he will bask in my glory”.
16th April 2021 (Smackdown) Keith Lee faces The Miz. This match isn’t as even as Lee’s match against Cesaro but entertaining none the less. With Lee having… every physical advantage over the Miz, Miz has to be smarter rather than better. John Morrison on the outside creates distraction for the ref to pay attention to but Keith never does. That makes Keith intelligent and focused, not worrying about what’s going on outside the ring. However, with the ref not seeing what’s going on in the ring, he also doesn’t see a massive kick from the Miz right into the low hanging fruit of Keith Lee. This takes Lee down but doesn’t keep him down. Miz is annoyed by this, leading to him picking up Keith Lee with all of his strength for a Skull Crushing Finale. However, Miz doesn’t hit the move, failing to get the much larger opponent off his feet. Instead, Keith hits a massive back elbow to get Miz off him, rains in a few more strikes before capping off the match with a massive Spirit Bomb. Keith Lee wins the match and turns to Morrison, staring a hole straight through him as a threat of “if you get in this ring, I will flatten you and you will become the ring canvas”. However, for behind, King Corbin runs in and hit Lee in the back of the head with his sceptre. He grabs a microphone and simply says “What a king hit. Bask in my glory, Keith” before rolling out of the ring. Later in the night, it’s confirmed that Keith Lee and King Corbin will face each other at Backlash.
23rd April 2021 (Smackdown) Keith Lee addresses Corbin. “A man who attacks from behind isn’t a man. A man who attacks another man whose just been in a fight, win, lose or draw isn’t a man. A man who is proud of a king hit or as I know it, a cowards punch, isn’t a man, let alone a king. Corbin, I know your reputation and a lesser man try and replicate it. But I am not a lesser man. I will set the better example. At Backlash, your kingdom goes to its limits against the man who is limitless. Corbin, you will see what hits you at Backlash”.
25th April 2021 (Backlash) Keith Lee V.S King Corbin. It’s not a long match, but it doesn’t need to be. The few matches he’s had on the main roster is all to prove he can go with basically everyone. Technical wizards like Cesaro, sports entertainment central like The Miz and whatever King Corbin is. King Corbin tries to wear Keith Lee down, not allowing Lee to get his big moves in. Like, when Lee goes after Corbin at any point after countering Corbin, the king just exits the ring like “yeah, nah mate, isn’t happening”. Lee has enough of this and jumps over the top rope to take Corbin out on the outside of the ring. He throws him back in for a cover but only gets a 2 count. Corbin recovers, starts hitting back at Lee and attempts an End Of Days. Keith Lee, being the beautifully impressive man he is, flips backwards and now has Corbin in a powerbomb set up, picks Corbin up and delivers one hell of a spirit bomb for the cover and victory (All breathe a sigh of relief, that’s the last of Corbin as a vocal point in this booking).
For the next couple of months, Keith Lee goes on a tear through the Smackdown roster, taking out opponent after opponent, proving himself as a credible threat. No feuds or anything, just good to great matches. This gets us to the Smackdown after the June Money In The Bank.
2nd July 2021 (Smackdown) Undisputed Era come out and talk about running Smackdown since coming up. Cole says “No one can touch us and no one will. We have no dents in our armour and no blemishes on our resumes”. Keith Lee comes out and makes the simple statement. “Two. You have at least two. One is the loss of your North American Championship and the other, the loss of your NXT Championship. Both as a result of me. So I beg you, stop lying to these fans and treat them with some intelligence”. This annoys UE and they go to attack Keith Lee, however, Lee pounces Strong back into the rest of the group, knocking them all down. Except Adam, who gets Lee with a steel chair in the back. Relentlessly, over and over on the back of Keith, trying to weaken him. Adam then wraps the chair around Lees head, gets him on his knees and delivers a Last Shot Knee to Keith. Adam Cole stands strong.
Over the following weeks, Cole claims to have ended the one thorn in the Undisputed Era’s side. Claiming Lee’s limits have been met in the form of steel to back. This leads to Smackdown before Extreme Rules.
23rd July 2021 (Smackdown) The Usos and The Mysterios join forces to take on the Undisputed Era in the opening contest of Smackdown. This is a great match up from top to tail. Champions and challengers work will for the most part and are able to hold strong against the Frat-street boys. UE don’t look weak, just even with their opponents. However, miscommunication between The Mysterios and The Usos near the end of the match cost them as Jimmy tries to tag out to Jey, but Dominik tags in instead to take advantage. This leads to Roderick Strong hitting End Of Heartache on Dominik as the other UE members take out their opponents on the outside. Undisputed Era pick up the win. (Hey, it's a cinematic universe). As UE get back stage though, they’re greeted by a very unwelcome sight to them. Keith Lee charges at Adam Cole and flattens him before taking out the rest of group. He turns his attention back to Cole, picks him up and delivers a Big Bang Catastrophe through a table. It’s announced for Extreme Rules Keith Lee V.S Adam Cole in a table match.
25th July 2021 (Extreme Rules) So, Adam Cole, accompanied by Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish and Roderick Strong takes on Keith Lee, spiritually accompanied by the emotional support of basically everyone breathing on planet earth. While Undisputed Era is at ringside for the majority of the match, it’s quite even from the start bell. Sure, it’s no DQ but Adam wants to “go it alone, just be there for support” (otherwise known as absolute bulls**t). Lots of close moments in this match for the end to come. Much like Smackdown, Keith Lee goes for a Big Bank Catastrophe through a table but this time, Kyle O’Reilly enters the ring and shoves the table out of the way… yet doesn’t help Adam not get hit with the move. Another moment has Keith leant up against a table in the corner of the ring and Adam Cole goes for a Last Shot, however, Lee moves and Adam drives his own knee through the table (obviously not ending match, due to the rule being your opponent needs to send you through the table). Finally, all four members of UE have entered the ring and is just mugging Keith Lee. They have a table set up on the outside. So, they first try to throw Lee over the ropes to send him through the table. Doesn’t work as Lee hangs onto the ropes and lands on the ring apron. So, all four members of the Era grab and table and charge at Keith, knocking him off the apron and through the table below. Adam Cole wins but it took four men to beat Keith Lee. This helps Adam Cole get a big victory but keeps Lee looking strong as well. However, this isn’t the last of the Era/Lee rivalry.
6th August 2021 (Smackdown) Lee returns to Smackdown and lays down a challenge for Adam Cole. “You want Undisputed Era to help you face me? That’s fine. Because how about this? Undisputed Era V.S me and three partners of my choosing for Summerslam. Cole appears on the titantron saying “if you can find them, we’ll take you on”. So, the search begins.
13th August 2021 (Smackdown) Lee gets his first partners after a tag team match that have the ReDragon of UE competing and coming up short to their opponents, the Street Profits. Lee comes out following the match and asks “I know you’ve had trouble with Undisputed Era in the past. How would you like to help me take them out at Summerslam?” Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins waste no time in saying “We want the Era gone and we want the smoke”. Two down, one to go.
20th August 2021 (Smackdown) Lee is still searching for his last partner for Summerslam when the Street Profit approach him with exciting news. “We’ve found someone who we believe you’ll approve of”. Keith, curious, asks what the person said. “He said yes. So come with us and you’ll see who it is”. Lee follows Ford and Dawkins to a locker room and as they open the door, Lee just smiles and says “Oh, yes”.
22nd August 2021 (Summerslam) Hot opening contest for the main card of Summerslam. Undisputed Era V.S Keith Lee, The Street Profits and… Daniel Bryan. All four men have history with Undisputed Era in some form or another and they are hell bent on getting revenge on them. Everyone has a chance to showcase their talents. Kyle O’Reilly and Daniel Bryan have a great sequence of hard strikes and submission trading. Angelo Dawkins and Bobby Fish showcase his skills against the Era with offence he doesn’t usually get a chance to show, Montez Ford is showing why he’s an excellent tag team partner of Dawkins but also how great he can be alone, Roderick Strong starts cracking the backs of anyone who decides to come in the ring that he’s facing. But the main narrative is Adam Cole and Keith Lee. They have a fairly even showing against each other. Until one spot where Undisputed Era are all on the outside of the ring, Lee charges Cole and pounces him over the ropes into the rest of UE. With this, Daniel Bryan dives into the group as they make it back to their feet. Followed by Montez Ford jumping over the ropes to wipe them out. After that, Angelo Dawkins dives from the top rope and splashes into all the men below. Finally, Keith’s turn. He charges to the ropes and dives over the top, taking out everyone. He grabs Cole and throws him back into the ring. Lee lifts Cole onto his shoulders and delivers one hell of a Big Bang Catastrophe and pick up the 1, 2, 3. Keith Lee, The Street Profits and Daniel Bryan win to open Summerslam.
That’ll do it for part 1. 2, 3 and 4 coming soon but for now, how are you liking the booking?
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2020.08.18 05:00 Darren716 Post WWE Raw 8/17/2020 Show Discussion Thread

MATCH RESULTS
Winner Match Finish Loser Stipulation
Apollo Crews Matchbook Cover Shelton Benjamin w/ MVP and Bobby Lashley
Shelton Benjamin Clothesline R-Truth (c) For the 24/7 Championship
Angel Garza w/ Zelina and Andrade Dropkick to the head Ivar
Natalya w/ Lana Count-Out Mickie James
Shayna Bazler and Asuka Kirifuda Clutch Bayley and Sasha Banks
Peyton Royce w/ Billie Kay Deja-Vu Ruby Riott w/ Liv morgan
The Hurt Business Spear Apollo Crews, Ricochet, and Mustafa Ali Elimination Tag
Cedric Alexander Roll-Up Shelton Benjamin (c) For the 24/7 Championship
Cedric Alexander (c) Lumbar Check Akira Tozawa For the 24/7 Championship
Shelton Benjamin Paydirt Cedric Alexander (c) For the 24/7 Championship
Montez Ford w/ Angelo Dawkins and Bianca Belair Roll-up Andrade w/ Angel Garza and Zelina Vega
IMPORTANT NOTES
  • Kickoff with Drew McIntyre who says what Randy Orton did last week was unforgivable. He brutalized Ric Flair, a 71 year old man, someone who Randy grew up around and acted as a mentor to him. Ric told Orton he wanted him to break his record and that he loved him, and after all that Randy kicked him in the skull. Drew says at Summerslam Randy won't be facing an old man, he'll be facing a pissed off fire breathing dragon, who isn't just fighting for him, but for everyone Randy has hurt these past weeks. During this promo we see the graphics going nuts, cutting to random scenes and replays, until we cut to the TV truck where we see Retribution has taken it over and are destroying equipment. We cut to black as Drew is in the middle of cutting his promo.
  • We return from break and see a group of superstars discussing the Retribution attack. Titus asks Akira if his ninjas have anything to do with this. Drew comes by and Titus asks how Ric Flair is, Drew says Ric is fine but Randy won't be this Sunday. Drew says he is fed up with Retribution crapping in his back garden and wants to rally the troops to get back at them. Seth Rollins enters and says Raw already has a leader, the Monday Night Messiah. Seth said he taught Drew how to be a champion, the same way he taught Dominic Mysterio a lesson last week. Ricochet says he's heard Seth has a receipt coming for his actions last week and that Rey may be there tonight. Drew threatens to drop Seth right there but Seth backs off and the locker room tells Drew he isn't worth it.
  • The Hurt Business comes down to the ring. MVP says while Drew may be setting up a buddy system in the back to combat Retribution, the Hurt Business is calling them out. Montel says in his life he has learned to always follow the money, follow a path. He wonders who benefits most from Retribution? Apollo Crews and his buddies, since they helped Apollo retain his US Title several weeks ago. Apollo comes out and says it's low of MVP accusing him of being behind Retribution and all MVP is doing is trying to create distractions before their match at Summerslam. MVP says before Apollo won the US Title his career was start and stop, and now Apollo fears losing the title because as soon as he drops it it's back to catering. Apollo says he's right and that's why he fights so hard to defend his title. Apollo says he wants to do some business with MVP, if he can beat Shelton Benjamin right now then both Shelton and Bobby will be banned from ringside this Sunday.
  • After Crews vs Benjamin, the Hurt Business start to beat down Apollo. Ricochet, Mustafa Ali, and Cedric Alexander run down to help even the odds and send the Hurt Business to the outside. R-Truth runs past, into Shelton who clotheslines Truth and wins the 24/7 Title. MVP says they won't be disrespected like this and tells Apollo to find two partners for a 6 man elimination tag match tonight.
  • Demi is talking with Angel Garza who asks her if she liked his match last week, she said she did. Ivar comes by and asks Demi if she wants to be his plus 1 tonight on Raw Underground and gives her a turkey leg, which he promises isn't poisoned the way Garza poisoned Montez. Angel refuses having anything to do with Montez being poisoned when Demi asks if that is true. Garza challenges Erik to a match and throws the turkey leg to the ground but Ivar is able to telepathically grab another and gives it to Demi who looks confused with the turkey leg and rose in hand.
  • Demi and Angelo Dawkins are on the titantron and congratulate Angel on the win. Angelo says they're gonna find out a lot about Angel and the squad that he rolls with and is about to throw to a video and Angel runs to the back. Zelina asks Samoa Joe what he knows about this video, and he says due to Retribution WWE is recording a lot more security footage than normal, and security decided to show Joe because they figured he'd find it interesting. He says it's interesting how far people will go when they think no one is watching.
  • Dawkins tries to get Demi's number but Angel comes into the room and tells her she better delete his number. Dawkins says he just wants to show her the video. Zelina runs by to tell her not to see it but Charly Caruso also comes by to see the vid. Dawkins plays it and it shows Zelina Vega by the Montez Ford's gear and putting something in his cup. Zelina says it's nothing and the video proves nothing, she accuses Caruso of being behind it because she was jealous of Garza finding a new man and doctored the footage. Dawkins is infuriated and says Montez is his family and they will get the smoke. Angelo attacks Angel as Montez Ford returns to attack Andrade.
  • During Mickie James vs Natalya, Seth Rollins and Murphy come down to the commentary table to interrogate Samoa Joe on how he knows Rey Mysterio will show up tonight and what his source is. Seth says he doesn't trust him and Joe asks him why he's so scared about this. Seth says this is all just rumors but he wants to know where Joe heard this information from. Seth says if Rey and Dominic have the audacity to show up tonight it will be the last mistake they make and neither will make it to Summerslam.
  • Sasha Banks says being the hardest working talent in WWE would break anyone after a while, now both her and Bayley have to face Asuka at Summerslam, give them a break. Bayley says that facing Asuka will basically be a night off and says she's the Empress of Stupidity. Sasha says there's no way Asuka can beat both of them on one night. After both try and volunteer to go first Bayley makes the decision to face Asuka first on Sunday, then Sasha will be able to easily tap out Asuk shortly after. Bayley says they'll carry their titles to Payback where they'll defend the tag titles against whichever losers get picked as their opponents. It could be the IIConics, Bliss and Cross, The Riott Squad, or even Asuka and Kairi Sane but Bayley reminds everyone that Kairi is gone. Shayna Bazler comes out and says regardless of what happens at Summerslam she is next in like for the Raw Women's Championship. Asuka comes out speaking Japanese before saying she'll fight both Sasha and Bayley tonight, and she'll fight with Shayna before she has to fight against her.
  • During the women's tag match Nia Jax pops out a piece of plexiglass on Shayna and attacks her. The two brawl out to the crowd as WWE officials try to separate them. Midway through the match Shayna returns to help out Asuka.
  • Apollo meets with Cedric, Ricochet, and Mustafa Ali. Apollo chooses Ali and Ricochet to team with him and Cedric asks why wasn't he picked. Apollo says it is because Cedric was put in the full nelson earlier by Lashley but that that he'll team with him the future. They leave and we see Randy Orton walk into frame.
  • Backstage Shawn Michaels tells Drew that Randy is going to use Drew's anger against him and he needs to focus on just kicking his head off. Shawn tells Drew he's come too far to throw it away now. Drew says Shawn was one of his inspirations and in NXT Shawn believed in him and allowed him to come this far. But after all Randy has done he feels he has let Shawn down. HBK tells him there are ups and downs to being a champion but adversity was made for Drew McIntyre. Shawn remembers how Drew tore his quad and would drive 5 hours just to watch tape with him to learn and improve. Shawn tells Drew that Summerslam is where McIntyre will define himself. Shawn tells Drew that he has to face Orton tonight and asks him to give him space since this is personal to him.
  • The IIconics run into Ruby and Liv and wonders how long they'll be able to trust eachother. Billie asks Peyton if she can take her place tonight and she agrees because that's what friends do. Ruby wants to fight them but Liv calms her down and they walk off. Billie looks off and sees Shayna Bazler talking to two people, Marina Shaffir and Jessamyn Duke!
  • On Raw Underground Erik of the Viking Raiders quickly runs through his opponents. Shane McMahon interviews Dolph Ziggler who gives Erik's performance a 4 out of 10. Erik calls out Ziggler who accepts. Dolph tries to pick the leg and is able to get Erik in a front face lock that Erik overpowers. The two fight on their feet and Ziggler is able to work around to lock in a choke after a thumb to the eye, winning the match. Ivar pounces Ziggler into the crowd.
  • Rey and Dominik Mysterio make their way to the ring, Rey's right eye is covered and Dom is favoring his ribs after last week's attack. Rey says there is one word to describe how he's felt since Extreme Rules, pain. At first the pain was because of what Seth did to his eye, but then an even worse pain because of what Seth did to his son and not being able to do anything about it. Rey says watching the attack made him feel a rage he never felt before, he needed to take the beating to make sure he didn't see Dom suffer. Rey says he may not be fully recovered, and he may never recover, but no doctor will stop him from protecting his son. Rey tells Seth to listen, he won't repeat the attack on Dominik because he will be in Dominik's corner at Summerslam. Dominik thanks Rey but says he knew what he was in for when he signed his contract and will be ready to do what he needs to to defend their family. Rey says Dom has no idea how proud of a father he is and can't believe Dominik's pride and fire for protecting their family name. Seth and Murphy show up on the tron and says he can't believe the two of them would show up on Raw. Seth says Rey is a lot of things but he didn't think he was an idiot who would risk his son's future 6 days before the most important moment of his life. Seth says Rey could have prevented this from the start if he accepted his role in the greater good. Instead Rey and his son got hurt, and it won't just be them being hurt, the Mysterio name will be the scarifie to the greater good. Rey tells Seth to back up his words by coming to the ring. Seth says Rey has one good eye and Dom can barely move, and he should remember he asked for this. Seth and Murphy come out to ringside. They enter the ring as Dominik and Rey exit it. Seth taunts the two of them which causes Rey to tease entering the ring, as Dominik grabs two kendo sticks and attacks Murphy and Seth from behind. Rey grabs the other kendo stick and the two of them take turns teeing off on Seth. They tie Seth in the topes the way Dominik was last week but Murphy distracts them and allows Seth to escape.
  • Cedric Alexander is sitting backstage when MVP approaches him and says he understands his frustrations, being a young man sitting around not doing anything, only it wasn't MVP's friends holding him back. Cedric says MVP is just trying to stir the pot. MVP says Apollo saw Cedric as the weakest link, and that Ricocet sees himself as better than Cedric. MVP tells him to think it over while he's sitting in catering.
  • Back in Raw Underground Riddick Moss faces off against Arturo Ruas. Arturo is able to gain the advantage and climbs on for a choke but Riddick falls back to break it up. Moss locks in a knee bar and the two spill to the outside where Ruas punches a member of the audience. The two start to brawl but Shane calls it a draw.
  • Back in Raw Underground, Marina Shaffir debuts and beats her opponent with a leg-lock. Nia Jax breaks in and attacks Marina and Jessamyn from behind before Shayna squares up with Nia and Shane makes it official. Nia ducks out of the ring and leaves the arena as the crowd sings she's scared.
  • Shawn Michaels comes out and says he wishes he was there under more exciting circumstances but first he throws to footage of Ric Flairs promo from last week. He says it reminded him of the worst 31 days of Ric's life and the worst 31 days of the people around him's lives as well, and at the end of it all he just wanted to tell people he loved them. Shawn says with no Ric Flair there'd be no Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Batista, Big Show, Drew McIntyre, and certainly no Randy Orton. But Orton doesn't have the same respect towards Ric that they did. Orton didn't appreciate having the greatest of all time mentor him, he felt like he was owed that. Shawn says he doesn't know how it'll happen, but he knows it is going to happen. At Summerslam Randy will meet his justice either by Sweet Chin Music, or from a Claymore and he will see it coming. As Shawn is leaving Randy sneaks up on Shawn, RKO's him, then quickly punts him. Drew rushes to the ring as Randy slinks away. He checks on Shawn who is sitting in the corner and asks for some help. Randy tries to attack Drew from behind but Drew is able to throw Orton to the outside where he throws him against the plexiglass then across the announce table. Drew goes back to check on Shawn who has gotten to his feet but Randy sneaks up on Drew again and is able to successfully RKO Drew.
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2020.08.15 20:46 ConorCulture How I Would Book #4: NXT TakeOver XXX

How I Would Book #1: Fyter Fest 2020
How I Would Book #2: All Out 2020
How I Would Book #3: Wrestle Kingdom 15
Keith Lee (c) defeats Kushida to retain the NXT North American Championship
The opening of our show is a hot one as you can tell. First, how we got here. Keith defeats Adam Cole at The Great American Bash like he did, but instead he holds both belts, because he absolutely should. Him vacating the North American Championship is just dumb, why’d they have him win both if he just would throw it away since he had a better title now, and why are Finn Bálor and Johnny Gargano, people who have held the world title, trying to compete for the NA Title when Keith made it very clear which title is more important, the whole thing I just find dumb. So Keith holds onto both bets for a while, and he must defend them both, however they’ll be defended in separate matches rather than how NJPW had Tetsuya Naito do it: defending both titles in the same match.
Kushida wins a 4-man tournament for the North American Championship match at NXT TakeOver: XXX, defeating Oney Lorcan in the first round after a very hard hitting and technical match. He wins with the Buzzsaw Kick. Other first round match sees Damian Priest win a match with Cameron Grimes, using a Big Boot and Sitout Chokeslam combo to get the 3 count. Kushida and Damian Priest then have a 15-minute bout the following week in the mini-tournament finals, where Kushida wins after a Midnight Express. Keith Lee then comes out afterwards with both belts, and shakes Kushida’s hand to declare the match. I think Kushida’s time has come in NXT for a push, he’s 37 now, he isn’t getting younger and he’s wasted enough time over the past year.
The pair open the show hot with a fast 10 minute match. Kushida is without hesitation, as he goes balls to wall immediately. Keith Lee is reversed in the first 3 minutes or so, powering out of Kushida’s offence most of the time. This is to conserve energy for later on. Kushida has no so much match to worry about, so he gives it his all. Keith Lee then breaks the trance after escaping a hold and hitting a Springboard Corkscrew Crossbody! This is when the action breaks down into a frantic blast of offence. Lee has gone from reserving his energy to trying a finish this as soon as possible, which he does so by doing some crazy moves. Kushida hits a Rolling Elbow and a Wind-up punch, and then goes for Handspring Back Elbow, but Keith Lee catches Kushida and lifts him into a Spirit Bomb, but Kushida gets out with a Facebuster and locks in the Hoverboard Lock. Keith Lee lifts himself out, and places Kushida on the top rope. He goes for a Supernova Rana from there, but Lee catches and finally hits the Spirit Bomb! 1.........2........3!!!
Santos Escobar (c) defeats Finn Bálor to retain the NXT Cruiserweight Championship
Now, I would be lying if I said I didn’t book this because it made my mouth water writing it down. But like all these matches, we’ve got a story. See Santos Escobar is the interim Cruiserweight Champion, and while this is fine, he wants to be the real champion, not this interim crap. He cuts a promo on NXT voicing his frustrations, saying that he is a thousand times better than Jordan Devlin, who is just sitting at home right now and that makes him the real champ, meanwhile he busts his ass over here. He keeps ranting about Devlin, when Bálor comes out, Devlin’s mentor. Escobar looks him up and down and says “I didn’t want the old, out of date version of Jordan Devlin, but it’ll do.” Finn then tells him an old dog can learn new tricks, and smacks him. This is a simple set up, because the match is mainly going to be about the action, which is what it’ll be remembered for.
Bálor starts off hot with a Shotgun Dropkick into the corner. He follows this with a Hanging Soccer Kick and a chop. Seems he took Escobar calling him old as a challenge. He tries the 1916 immediately, but Escobar lifts himself out into a DDT. He then applies a headlock and works down on Finn. Finn escapes a pressure hold with an Arm Drag and this is where we get into the fast paced stuff. Some spots include a Springboard Dropkick countered by a Dropkick, the Cruiserweight Champion countering Bálor’s high risk moves into submission holds several times, Bálor doing a Suicide Dive and then Escobar showing him what a REAL Suicide dive looks like, amongst other cool flippy shit. Escobar’s gang get involved near the end, which allows Escobar to hit his WWE version of the Thrill of the Kill (the old version was the same as Adam Page’s Rite of Passage, which won’t fly in WWE.), I’d make it a Emerald Flowsion, as it looks like it’ll damage the head but it doesn’t. Escobar wins with that.
Karrion Kross defeats Johnny Gargano
Our one and only non-title singles match of the night sees two of my favourite people in NXT go at it. This is probably the match I want to see most in NXT that hasn’t happened. And even though it’s heel vs. heel, I think Kross has to face both faces and heels. Since he is the Harbinger of the End, and the end comes for us all; the honourable and the wicked. Gargano thinks that what Kross is talking about, is bullshit, it ain’t on this Papa Shango nonsense. He tells Kross they’ll have a match, but he doesn’t give a fuck about “the end” or whatever he’s talking about. Scarlett then tells Gargano that he’s foolish, and this trait will bring him closer to his doom. Candice LeRae is also pretty salty with Johnny the whole time, which I will tell you why when we get to the women’s match.
We’re sticking with the 10-minute match, as I don’t want this to be a quick squash since I want it to be actually good, but it’s function is for Kross to look strong by munching on a large star. Kross is vastly superior in the opening bit due to his strength, meaning he dominates Johnny with holds. Johnny breaks free of a headlock with a Enziguri and like the first match, it turns into a mad dash for the finish line between a smaller technical wizard and a larger agile big man. It remains different though by both men using different moves and different spots, including at one point Gargano hitting a Dropkick to Kross and he falls onto the steel steps. Gargano then turns into a braggadocio cocky asshole. We get a final sequence of the Kross Jacket and Gargano Escape being traded, until Kross lifts him into a Doomsday Saito. He then hits one on the outside into the guardrail, and that ends the match.
The Undisputed Era defeats Timothy Thatcher, Cameron Grimes and Fabian Aichner in a No Disqualification Six-man Tag Team Match
This is going to be UE’s send off match in NXT, because to be honest I think it’s time they head to the main roster. So I want to send them off in a match to remember, but first how we got here. Ok so Pat McAfee doesn’t show up on NXT because a celebrity wrestling on a takeover is dumb, just to get that out of the way. Now, this starts when Timothy Thatcher in Walter’s absence, joins Imperium and takes over as leader. Undisputed Era then try and reclaim their tag titles they lost earlier in the year in a title match, which they lose. This makes them very mad. Adam Cole goes on Pat McAfee’s talk show (this is his only appearance) and when McAfee tells him he doesn’t think UE are that good anymore and Imperium have taken over as the superior faction. Cole curses him out and walks off. Thatcher and Cole then start to feud, and it’s settled this will be resolved in a No DQ Match at Takeover between the two factions, in a rematch from Worlds Collide. However, Bobby Fish injures Marcel Barthel backstage after a chain attack. William Regal then punishes Bobby, saying he cannot compete in the match due to his actions, as well saying Imperium will need to find a third man. This third man is Cameron Grimes.
Aichner doesn’t even make an entrance, he just runs out and demands UE to come down and fight him now, as revenge for them injuring his partner. Cole then sprints out and they start to brawl, but because they’re the only ones the match doesn’t officially start. Cole buries Aicher’s forehead into his skull with elbows, and then throws him into the guardrails. Aichner and Cole then trade elbows and fight over the guardrails. Aichner grabs one of the chairs and goes to hit Cole with it, which he does, but then Cole throws him into the plexiglass. Cole then beats him down with the chair and they go back to the ring, where the others come out. Undisputed Era come in first and successfully do a triple Suicide Dive onto all of the opposing team. Roderick Strong and Kyle O’Reilly then double team Grimes. They hit the Ax and Smash and O’Reilly does the air guitar with Aichner’s title belt.
Aichner hops onto the apron but Strong throws the title at him and it falls to the floor. He then hits a Springboard Dropkick into the ring, and throws Strong outside. He then throws KOR over the ropes but he lands on the apron. He goes for a Lariat but Aichner ducks and Superkicks him to the outside where he falls into Strong’s arms. Aichner then hits a Suicide Elbow Drop through the middle rope, with his elbow colliding with Strong’s chest knocking everyone down. Cole hits Grimes with a Running Death Valley Driver onto a chair over where the crowd usually sits, then jumps over the guardrail with a Crossbody pounce on Aichner. He has Strong hold him in place so he can hit a Corona Kick, but he hits Strong instead accidentally. Aichner then hits a Sitout Powerbomb on the outside to Cole! O’Reilly and Thatcher then fight in the ring, both swinging chairs at each other until O’Reilly goes for a Regalplex, but Thatcher gets out into a European Uppercut! He hits a Belly to Belly Suplex, and KOR rolls outside after. He is then hit with a Cave-in from Grimes, flying off the guardrail! Strong then rolls into the ring, and hits Thatcher with a Sick Kick from behind! He then hits him with a Superplex!
Grimes and Aichner then roll in to save him, but Cole and Strong attack both from behind. Grimes counters a Crossbody from Cole into a Collision Course, but he’s then hit with two Superkicks. Aichner throws Strong out, and then throws him over the guardrail. He then hits a Double Springboard Moonsault over the guardrail to Strong!!!! Meanwhile in the ring, KOR and Thatcher are back at it. KOR hits him with a Rolling Butterfly Suplex and locks in the Ankle Lock. Grimes breaks it up with a Orange Crush attempt, but KOR counters into a Facebuster and he’s then double teamed by a Ax and Smash from KOR and Cole, as well as Cole hitting a Last Shot. Strong comes back in and they beat up the ref, for the extra heat. That ref though is Drake Younger, who fights back! He hits a Superkick to every one of them, and a Double DDT to KOR and Strong, but Cole absolutely obliterates him with a Corona Kick and a Last Shot into a chair. Younger is then taken away and a new ref is brought out.
They look to cause more havoc, and they head up to the commentary desk. Strong grabs Mauro and threatens to throw him off the stage into KOR and Cole. Grimes however is behind him, who pushes Strong away and dives over Mauro, off the stage, into Cole and KOR!!! Thatcher then drags Strong down and it breaks down. He hits him with a German Suplex onto the unfolded chair, and locks in a Fujiwara Armbar! Aichner is back up and he joins the party with Cole, O’Reilly and Grimes. Grimes and Aichner both take the pair down to ringside, and throw a table at them. It doesn’t break through, so they’re throwing wood at two men. Cole rolls back into the ring while KOR stays on the outside. Aichner and Grimes set up something where Grimes Irish whips them and Aichner catches and plants them in the table. Grimes does his move, but KOR jumps into Aichner and they both go through the table with a Tornado DDT! Grimes in then hit with a Suicide Dive from Cole! Cole hits a Kneecap Brainbuster on the outside, Grimes lands in a kneeling position, Cole hits him with a Superkick. It’s then a Superkick Party as he superkicks everyone on the opposing team. He finishes off with a Corona Crash from the second rope to Thatcher! 1........2......KICK OUT!!!
Cole beats down on Thatcher, but then he’s caught with a Backdrop Driver into the corner and a Butterfly Suplex from Thatcher! He then goes on the Uppercut train with Strong in one corner and Cole in the other. Ends when Strong catches him with the End of Heartache! 1......2.....CAMERON GRIMES BREAKS IT UP WITH A CAVE-IN! He hits Strong with a German Suplex, and then the Orange Crush! KOR and Cole then double Clothesline him, but they’re hit with double Big Boots from Aichner! Aichner and Thatcher go for double Michinoku Drivers, but Cole and KOR get out and hit double Cutters! Cole locks in the Figure Four on Thatcher while KOR hits a Diving Legdrop! Cole then hits the Panama Sunrise! Aichner comes in with a Clothesline to KOR, but he’s with the Florida Keys! Strong then reenters, this time with thumbtacks. He pours them over the ring, and then hits a Backbody Drop to Thatcher onto the tacks! Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong then all cover, 1.........2........3. The Undisputed Era win, and the night after debut at SummerSlam.
Io Shirai (c) defeats Tegan Nox to retain the NXT Women’s Championship
It’s time for the women’s action now, and it was really tough picking an opponent. So I’ve made something involving two of my faves, Tegan Nox and Io Shirai. It starts with the same Rhea Ripley vs. Dakota Kai match, but it’s interference ridden as Robert Stone and Mercedes Martinez both get in Rhea’s face, Raquel Gonzales does her stuff, Tegan Nox makes her presence known, and so it ends in a DQ. Ripley then is told she’ll have to take care of Mercedes Martinez and the Robert Stone brand before she comes back for the title, which she is happy to do as she just wants Stone gone. Meanwhile Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox fight it out in a Ladder Match. Nox wins after Raquel Gonzales turns on Kai, because I think it’s confirmed she’s going to the main roster now. Nox then unhooks the contract and wins.
Nox will make for a good first opponent for Shirai to have a successful defence against, and also the build to this makes two new feuds in Ripley vs. Martinez and a possible Kai vs. Gonzales. This is a big match for Tegan as she arrived to WWE nearly exactly two years from this show, and reinjured herself, which was nearly the end. But she’s come back, she sort of was in WarGames, she took part in the Rumble, she was on a takeover and is now challenging for the women’s title. Shirai on the other hand, makes it very clear in the hype package that Nox is not on her level and is just going to be used as a ball in kickoff. She is untouchable, she is unstoppable. Nox is a bird setting sail, but the evil of the sky surrounds her and brings her to her doom.
Women’s wrestling in NXT is in my opinion one of its greatest strengths. It’s the best women’s wrestling I’ve seen in North America, with PWG and ROH never fully getting on board of the idea, TNA/Impact with their Knockouts is the only other contender and I’d put that at #2. And then AEW as we all know, have failed with the women. So Nox and Shirai go on second to last in a heavily anticipated match, hype package and probably some metal band playing Shirai to the ring. Nox and Shirai go a solid 15 minutes, story of the match being Nox trying time keep up with Shirai whilst Shirai gets in her head by mocking her injury and other mind games. The thing that injured her the first time around, a Suicide Dive, she avoids doing all match, until the end, when she has the chance to win using it - so she risks it for the biscuit. But she only gets a 2. Shirai then hits the Moonsault and wins.
Keith Lee (c) defeats Dominick Dijakovic to retain the NXT Championship
Time for the big main event match, and I know there are people who probably should get the title match more than Dijakovic, but I just want to see Keith Lee vs. Dominick Dijakovic main event a TakeOver. It always delivers as a match, and especially with the hype of a TakeOver main event it will be A+. The match spawns when the NXT after The Great American Bash, Keith Lee talks about how he got here. He says he spent 2 years in NXT, waiting for this moment to come. He had nearly lost hope, he had been here for a year, but then...he faced Dominick Dijakovic. Now, this wasn’t the first time they’d met, but it’s a special match because Dijakovic has always brought out his best. They’ve always brought out the best in each other. So now that Lee is double champ, he wants to give Dijakovic a NXT Championship match, in the main event of NXT TakeOver. One - last - match.
Next week Dominick Dijakovic cuts a video promo from his home, telling the same “how I got here story.” Talks about his youth and early wrestling career, and then about Keith Lee. He calls Lee the best frenemy you could dream of, and he’s happy for this to be the endgame, and final battle. He will take the title, hold it high, and cement himself as the superior man. Dijakovic wins a match the following week, while Lee wins one the next, and then the go home show sees a promo war between the two, where they say whatever they want about each other. Since they have free reign it’ll probably get personal, putting some extra seasoning on that beef before it goes in the oven. I’ve turned to cooking metaphors, let’s just get on with the match.
To show the sign of the respect, we start off with a handshake. Lee and Dijakovic lock up, but they’re both too powerful for each other as each lock up ends with one tossing the other across the ring. They keep trying though, and this warrants an early “this is awesome” chant from the PC recruits in the crowd. They then start to throw strikes at each other, especially Dropkicks, with Keith Lee throwing them around like leftovers at a buffet. He hits a Discus Punch and a Rolling Elbow, and then goes for a Belly to Belly, but Dijak gets out and hits a Dropsault! He then throws Lee outside and dives from the top rope with a Moonsault! They both lay out on the outside as they recover, until they’re ready to fight and start to unleash strong style. They fight as hard as they can but the strikes don’t take either down, and this really shows how tough they are considering the ferocity of the kicks and chops. Dijakovic unleashed the Violence Party on Lee in the corner, and then a Chokeslam Backbreaker to knock him down finally. 1........2.....the champ keeps fighting!
Lee gets up with a pissed off look, and hits a Mongolian Chop to Dijakovic so hard he goes inside out. He then rolls outside, but there’s no recovering as Lee flies out after him with a Corkscrew Plancha! They then trade punches on the outside, and Lee hits a Superkick which ends the brawl. He throws Dijakovic back in and heads to the top turnbuckle. He looks to dive, but Dijakovic reaches up and Chokeslams him down! He tries to cover, but Lee kicks out at 1! Dijakovic looks at him confused and bewildered, and is then slapped by Lee. Keith runs the ropes and connects a Lariat, sending Dominick inside out. He lifts him up in what seems to be a Delayed Reverse STO, but Dijakovic lifts himself up into a Double Knees to the face! He unleashes three chops and two elbows, then runs from the opposite corner, but is hit with a Big Boot followed by a Overhead Belly to Belly into the corner! Dijakovic hits off the turnbuckles and rolls back into standing. Lee is taunting behind him so he doesn’t see, and then turns around with a shocked look to see Dijakovic jumping off the top rope with a Corkscrew Moonsault! 1.......2......KICK OUT!!!!
Dijakovic is slamming the mat in rage. He pulls himself up and marches around, thinking of what to do. He runs at Lee with a Lariat, but Lee no sells and hits a Shoulder Block, which the challenger isn’t phased by and hits a double-handed chop, then a Enziguri, then a Soccer Kick, Lee catches, throws Dijakovic back who does a Cartwheel and connects a Basement Dropkick. Dijakovic does a Standing Corkscrew Senton, which Lee catches and pulls up into a Release a German Suplex. He then does a Springboard dive, but Dijakovic catches and hits Lee with his own finisher - The Big Bang Catastrophe! 1.......2......LEE KICKS OUT!!! Dijakovic then in anger hits him with several elbows. Lee then hits him with the real Big Bang Catastrophe, but Dominick kicks out and hits THE POUNCE!! Lee collides with the turnbuckles and falls down. Dijakovic then tires to lift him into a Powerbomb, but Lee gets out and tries a Spirit Bomb, but Dijakovic flips out and we get a double down when both guys Bicycle Kick each other!!! The crowd then chant fight forever as both guys lay dead.
Lee recovers inside while Dominick does outside. Lee tries to Suicide Dive, but Dijakovic hits an elbow to the head, meaning his body is now lying across the ropes. Dijakovic comes in and hits a Tiger Feint Kick! He then nails a Springboard Elbow Drop! He doesn’t cover, and instead heads to the corner to prepare for Time to Fly. Lee stumbles up and walks in, but Lee gets out and tries another Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex! The ref is grazed by Dijakovic and is then knocked down. They brawl up the ramp and arrive at the announce table. Dijakovic is hit by a Headbutt and he falls off the stage, but it isn’t a huge fall. What is huge though, is Keith Lee, who dives off the stage with a Doomsault!!!! “They are risking it all for this one objective, which I’m not even sure is the right to call yourself NXT Champion, but the desire to be better than the best!” shouts Mauro Ranallo.
The ref gets up and starts a count, and they make it back to the ring. Dijakovic and Lee then both slap each other back and forth until Lee hits a Spirit Bomb, but of course, Dijakovic no sells, and gets up. Through the agony he gets up, and demands Lee to do it again. Lee does so, but this time covers, 1.........2......DOMINCK DIJAKOVIC KICKS OUT!!!! Dijakovic rolls out and is in even more agony, but keeps going. He then hits a a Backbreaker and Swinging Side Slam combo to Lee, and goes to the corner to line up an attack. LEE THEN KIPS UP AND WHILE DIJAK IS RUNNING THROWS HIM UP INTO A SPIRIT BOMB!!! DIJAKOVIC COUNTERS INTO A FRANKENSTEINER!!! HE HITS THE FEAST YOUR EYES!!!!! 1............2........KICK OUT!!!!!!!! THE FIGHT CONTINUES, THEY’RE THROWING STRIKES, THE REF IS HIT ACCIDENTALLY!!! DIJAKOVIC HITS FEAST YOUR EYES AGAIN BUT THERES NO REF TO COUNT. HE THROWS LEE OUTSIDE AND RUNS THE ROPES, GOES FOR A CANNONBALL SENTON - LEE HITS HIM ACROSS THE SHOULDERS/NECK WITH A STEEL CHAIR!!! Lee throws him back in, HITS ANOTHER CHAIR SHOT!! Ref is back up, Lee rolls him up, 1..........2.........3!!!!!!! Keith Lee wins, after 25 minutes of chaos, and this book is closed. Once Dijakovic is up they shake hands again and hug, and the show ends with everyone’s hands raised. What a feud, what a show.
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2020.08.14 21:27 OneWingedDevil28 Booking Timothy Thatcher's First Year in WWE (Part Two: The Renaissance)

Picking up huge singles wins against Matt Riddle, Johnny Gargano and most recently, Pete Dunne, Timothy Thatcher was cruising in NXT, becoming one of the brand’s most intimidating threats a mere months into joining the WWE. With championship gold now in mind, Thatcher would have to maintain his reputation and level of threat if he was to begin hanging around with the top stars of the brand.

Booking Timothy Thatcher’s First Year in NXT (Part Two: The Renaissance)
With NXT Champion/North American Champion Keith Lee occupied with the likes of Karrion Kross and Dominik Dijakovic, and NXT Tag Team Champions Imperium focusing in on Breezango, Timothy Thatcher isn’t spoiled for choice for who he wants to compete with, so instead, he looks towards the NXT sister brand, NXT UK, and it’s main champion, Finn Balor, who won the NXT United Kingdom Championship from WALTER a mere two months ago at NXT Takeover: Tampa Bay.
Calling Balor out in an interview, Thatcher made his intentions clear, to which Balor replies, claiming that Thatcher needs to ‘come over to the proving grounds’ referring to the UK, if he wants to have a shot at the Prince’s Championship. Thatcher heads over to the UK, ready to conquer yet another brand, with intentions of bringing the UK Championship over to America.

NXT UK – 17th June 2020 – Timothy Thatcher vs Ilja Dragunov
In a physical match, a hell of an introduction for the NXT UK fans to Thatcher, Dragunov isn’t able to achieve victory, as Thatcher is just too brash, overwhelming Dragunov, the ultimate turning point of the match being Thatcher connecting a mid-air forearm smash into a bridging german suplex into a turnbuckle, Dragunov thumping his upper neck into the middle turnbuckle. From there, the match almost resorts to a miserable tone as Thatcher dominates, showing off how he can control the pace of a match, the NXT UK fans boo him as he makes Dragunov tap to a Cross Armbar, picking up a statement win in his NXT UK debut.
Timothy Thatcher def. Ilja Dragunov (9 minutes)
After the match, Thatcher grabs a mic. “Allow me to make my intentions clear. I want to fight Finn Balor. I don’t care when. I don’t care where. I will run through every man in that locker room to do so, and this is a warning to the Prince, that I will eventually be on his back, and he won’t be able to run or hide.” Thatcher drops the mic and leaves, an ideal first night for him here on NXT UK.

NXT UK – 24th June 2020 – Timothy Thatcher vs Trent Seven
Thatcher faces yet another high profile NXT UK star in the form of Trent Seven, who puts up a huge fight, Seven, being the heart and soul of NXT UK, wants to humble Thatcher and show him that he shouldn’t underestimate the locker room. A significant moment in the match comes when Seven goes for the Seven Stars Lariat, but Thatcher replies with a headbutt, he connects the Single Leg Boston Crab, but Seven is able to get to the ropes and go for a roll-up pin, Thatcher kicks out and the match then goes full gear, unfolding in a high-octane NXT UK bout that turns many eyes towards the brand.
Despite Seven’s valiant efforts, Thatcher picks up another win, as he inches even closer to a match against Finn Balor for the NXT United Kingdom Championship.
Timothy Thatcher def. Trent Seven (15 minutes)
After the match, Thatcher calls out Balor yet again, with Balor nowhere to be seen, Thatcher commands Balor to come out and ‘confront him like a man.’ Using the fact that he’s the champion as leverage as to why he should be there. While Thatcher concludes his speech, a figure appears behind him, putting up the finger guns… It’s Finn Balor!
Thatcher turns around, running into a Slingblade from Balor, he follows it up with a Missile Dropkick, he goes to the top rope for the Coup De Grace, but Thatcher slides out of the ring, overwhelmed, as Balor grabs a mic, holding his championship in hand. “Rule One of the Prince’s territory… Be careful what you wish for.” Balor stands in the ring, championship in hand, as Thatcher leaves.

July
Thatcher spends the whole of July on the NXT UK brand, continuing his long-burn feud with Finn Balor, as Thatcher proves himself as the next challenger for Balor’s title. Reluctant to make the match official due to Thatcher not being an active NXT UK member, GM Johnny Saint is left conflicted, not wanting to give Thatcher a match at the NXT UK Takeover in late August.
Instead, Finn Balor tells Saint that he does want the match, and he’ll go over to the States to have it… He wants to face Timothy Thatcher at Takeover: Brooklyn 5. The announcement generates a lot of attention and excitement, as Saint says that Balor and Thatcher will have a contract signing next week. On the contract signing, it remains civil, the two shaking hands, until Thatcher does not let go, he puts Balor with the table with a powerbomb.
In an interview the next week, Thatcher makes his intentions clear – use the NXT UK Championship to strongarm his way into a match for the NXT Championship. He has no regard for the NXT UK brand or representing it, he just needs championship gold to solidify himself as a dominant force, and Finn Balor is a good place to start. Finn Balor, on the other hand, claims that he is fighting on behalf of the entire brand at Takeover, he can’t allow Thatcher to walk away with the championship when Balor has spent the last few months rebuilding the NXT UK brand and turning a lot of eyes to it.
At NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 5, it’s a battle of ideologies. The Brute Timothy Thatcher will go up against the Prince, Finn Balor, Barclays Center will host a hell of a match as the NXT United Kingdom Championship is on the line.

NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 5 – 8th August 2020
Yet again there is a stacked Takeover card with a variety of different matches on offer, one that stands out in particular is the defence of the NXT United Kingdom Championship, as the Prince, Finn Balor, puts his championship on the line against one of the most dominant forces in NXT today, Timothy Thatcher. Here is the card for tonight’s proceedings!

NXT Tag Team Championships – Imperium © def. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch
Ladder Match for the NXT North American Championship – Isaiah Scott def. Velveteen Dream vs Pete Dunne vs Tyler Breeze vs Kushida vs Johnny Gargano ©
Roderick Strong def. Adam Cole
NXT United Kingdom Championship – Timothy Thatcher vs Finn Balor ©
NXT Women’s Championship – Io Shirai © def. Tegan Nox vs Candice LeRae
NXT Championship – Karrion Kross def. Keith Lee ©

For our fourth match of the night, the challenger makes his entrance first, Thatcher is determined, readied, willing to humiliate and pick apart the man who has carried NXT UK on his back for months. Speaking of, the Prince arrives into the scenes, clearly the fan favourite as smoke fills the scene, Finn Balor arrives, United Kingdom Championship around his waist. Both men stare down, the ring announcements are made, the belt is lifted, both men slowly back into their corners, the bell rings and this Takeover match is underway!

Timothy Thatcher vs Finn Balor © for the NXT United Kingdom Championship
It is established early that this match takes somewhat of a David vs Goliath story, with Balor using his nimble speed to his advantage, attempting to overwhelm Thatcher with fast offense, as the challenger tries to slow down Balor, work him down limb by limb. Early in the match, Balor connects a Tope Con Hilo, he gets Thatcher in the ring, he goes for a Coup De Grace, but Thatcher gets to his feet and stops him, Thatcher gets Balor in a powerbomb position, he goes for the Buckle Bomb, Balor slides out of it, MISSILE DROPKICK! With Thatcher flustered, Balor travels to the top rope, he connects a COUP DE GRACE EARLY IN THE MATCH, HE GOES FOR THE PIN, 1…2… THATCHER EMPATHICALLY KICKS OUT!
Balor doesn’t waste any time though, he continues to strike and kick Thatcher who does NOT get a chance to breathe whatsoever, it’s when he’s able to connect a thunderous forearm that the match begins to shift in his favour, it’s difficult to watch at times as Thatcher destroys Balor. The two eventually find themselves fighting on the outside of the ring, Thatcher goes to throw Balor into the ring post, who stops it, he elbows Thatcher, gets him in a DDT position, and uses the apron for leverage to spring off, SPIKE DDT ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOORING!
Both men get in just before the count of 10, in the next sequence, we see Balor use his reaction time and nimbleness to avoid or dodge every strike from Thatcher, through ducking and evasion, this causes Thatcher to become aggressive and begin to pounce on Balor, leaving him without a guard, giving Balor an opportunity to launch a comeback on Thatcher, he goes for a Pele Kick, BUT THATCHER CATCHES HIM IN AN ANKLE LOCK! FANTASTIC AWARENESS FROM THATCHER PUTS BALOR IN A PRECARIOUS POSITION!
Balor is eventually able to get to the ropes, he goes out onto the apron and forearms Thatcher, sunset flip pinfall attempt is kicked out of, both men spring to their feet, Balor connects the Bloody Sunday for a near fall. He gets Thatcher up and goes for the 1916, but he isn’t able to lift the weighty Thatcher, who gets out, he goes for a fatal headbutt but Balor dodges, he irish whips Thatcher into the corner, who comes back immediately and connects a HUGE MISSILE DROPKICK, FLINGING BALOR INTO THE OPPOSITE TURNBUCKLE!
Thatcher goes for the Cross Armbar, but Balor doesn’t allow it, it’s a submission that would surely end things, Thatcher stops trying, Balor goes for a Sling Blade, but Thatcher catches him in motion, BELLY TO BELLY INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! He gets Balor up, BACKDROP DRIVER!!! NEW CHAMP, 1…2… BALOR KICKS OUT, STAYING IN THE MATCH!
Thatcher goes to apply the Kimura Lock, and he gets it in tight, It’s a tense atmosphere as Balor could be tapping out, but he uses all of his energy, all of his will, to LIFT THATCHER AND SLAM HIM DOWN! With both men down on the canvas, the ref counts to 9 before both men are on their feet, Balor connects a combo of jabs and chops, before he sprints into the corner, MISSILE DROPKICK! He goes to the top rope, he goes for it, COUP DE GRA- no! Thatcher moves out of the way, Balor rolls through, he goes for a Slingblade but Thatcher catches him mid-air with a forearm, he goes for the Sleeper Hold, and HE LOCKS IT IN, IT’S FULLY LOCKED IN!
It’s very difficult to escape this submission which has put away so many people before him! Balor uses effective thinking, however, he rolls over Thatcher, pinning his shoulders to the mat, as the referee begins to count, 1…2…3!
Finn Balor © def. Timothy Thatcher (21 minutes)
Balor has done it! Balor has somehow retained the United Kingdom Championship against Timothy Thatcher! Balor slides out of the ring right after the ref counts the 3, shocked, pleased to get away with the win when defeat was in such close proximity, but tonight, Finn Balor remains NXT United Kingdom Champion in controversial fashion!

Thatcher complains to the ref, eventually coming to terms with what happens, he marches to the back, disappointed. Tonight, he had his shot at the Prince, and like many before him, he missed, despite having the sightline in perfect position. Balor walks out of Takeover Brooklyn still with a championship.
Thatcher’s momentum at a complete halt, he would have to start back from square one after being unsuccessful in his venture against Finn Balor. He was arranged to make his return appearance on NXT in late-August against Keith Lee, coming away from a devastating NXT Championship loss to Karrion Kross at Takeover: Brooklyn.
These two men have shared the same ring in a tag team match at Takeover: Tampa Bay, and now, they have the opportunity to go face-to-face in singles action in what could be one of the most anticipated matches in recent months.

NXT – 25th August 2020 – Timothy Thatcher vs Keith Lee
Both men go all out as they attempt to redeem themselves after devastating Takeover losses. We get towards a striking exchange in the match, where the intensity is increased, both men exchange blows until Thatcher repeatedly strikes Lee in the skull, he falls to his knees, where he eventually gets back up to his feet, a iconic posture, Thatcher goes for another forearm, Lee dodges, he LAUNCHES THATCHER INTO THE AIR AND SLAMS HIM DOWN WITH AUTHORITY!
Lee goes to the top rope, surveying every trick in the book tonight, he’s going for the Moonsault, but Thatcher launches himself to his feet, he goes up to the top rope and goes to german suplex Lee, who somehow LANDS ON HIS FEET! Thatcher turns around and sees Lee, who plants Thatcher with the Big Bang Catastrophe for a near fall.
The match goes the distance, until later in the match, the ref is knocked down, both men are ignorant this as they keep their eyes locked in on each other. Lee charges towards a vulnerable Thatcher, who throws him towards the ropes, where a man stands on the apron, DREW GULAK IS THERE, HE CLUBS LEE IN THE HEAD WITH BRASS KNUCKLES! Lee falls into a Back Body Driver from Thatcher, Gulak gets the ref and gets him to his feet, 1…2…3!
Timothy Thatcher def. Keith Lee (21 minutes)
Drew Gulak has just cost Keith Lee the match here! Drew Gulak lifts Thatcher up and raises his hand, Thatcher is visibly delighted, as both men look towards a motionless Lee, then themselves, and nod, as they charge towards Lee and continue to beat him down, when ONEY LORCAN AND DANNY BURCH SPRINT DOWN THE RAMP!
Thatcher and Gulak retreat outside of the ring, Lorcan and Burch help Lee to his feet, one man either side of him… Lorcan and Burch glance towards Lee, DOUBLE FOREARMS! Thatcher looks ecstatic, as Lorcan and Burch continue the beatdown on Lee, Gulak gets a chair from ringside, and tosses it into the ring, where Lorcan and Burch hold Lee down, THATCHER STRIKES LEE IN THE SKULL WITH A CHAIR! WHAT IS HAPPENING!
The beatdown is hard to watch, Thatcher was even victorious tonight, this assault is completely unwarranted, as Timothy Thatcher, Drew Gulak, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch stand in the middle of the ring, here tonight on NXT, we have seen the formation of a new faction! “My name is Timothy Thatcher. And this right here, is the future of this brand. This right here, is the Renaissance of proper pro wrestling.”

September
The Renaissance make their presence felt in NXT, quickly becoming a dominating force and filling a void left by the Undisputed Era after Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish travelled to the main roster, Roderick Strong continuing his tenure in NXT and feuding with Isaiah Scott over the NXT North American Championship. The Renaissance justify their attack on Lee as nothing personal, just Lee was in the wrong place in the wrong time come the formation of the group.
The Renaissance are focusing on bringing pro-wrestling back to its roots, with fists and mat based affair instead of flips and acrobatics, demonstrated by those such as Keith Lee. For too long, this style of wrestling has took comfort over the traditional style, which is making a return via this faction, hence the name the Renaissance.
On the 16th September episode of NXT, The Renaissance trio get their first win as a group against Breezango and Drake Maverick, the Renaissance merging very well. Meanwhile, Keith Lee stays out of competition after the injury he received at the hands of the four-man group. On the 30th September episode of NXT, it is announced that Lorcan and Burch will get shots at Moustache Mountain’s NXT Tag Team Championships, while Drew Gulak will get a shot at Isaiah Scott’s NXT North American Championship, with Thatcher watching on ringside for both matches.
In the first bout of the night, Lorcan and Burch come away victorious, being deemed the new NXT Tag Team Champions, a huge win for the tag team and the group going into the main event, where Gulak and Scott have a tremendous bout for the NXT North American Championship, their styles merging perfectly as it makes for an exciting main event, Gulak could very much help The Renaissance achieve domination mere weeks into their formation.
Towards the end of the match, the man who is feuding with Isaiah Scott, Roderick Strong, charges down to the ring, he goes to attack Scott, but instead takes out Gulak, this leaves Scott in position to connect a House Call on Gulak, go for the cover and secure the win, which keeps Scott with the championship, protects Gulak, and enhances the feud between Scott and Strong. After the match, Thatcher aids Gulak.

October
On the 7th October episode of NXT, KEITH LEE returns for the first time since being attacked by the Renaissance and being sent out of action, a chair shot to the skull sending him straight to hospital. Lee manhandles Lorcan, Burch and Gulak, he goes after Thatcher, the two brawl in the ring, Lee getting an upper hand, he gets a steel chair, looking to enact sweet revenge, but the rest of the faction slide back into the ring, Lee becomes outnumbered until he uses his strength to fend off all men, he takes down Thatcher, who is able to escape through Full Sail.
It is announced that on the 21st October episode of NXT, Lee will get his match against Thatcher, Regal tells the latter the news, who is infuriated. Regal would go on to say that if any members of the Renaissance do show up and interfere between the bells, then Keith Lee will be deemed victorious, and not only that, Thatcher will be banished from NXT.

NXT – 21st October 2020 – Keith Lee vs Timothy Thatcher
Lee and Thatcher have more of a brawl, Lee wanting to show Thatcher that he is more than the acrobatics, he is all-around one of the best competitors on the brand. The viewers also get to see how much Thatcher’s reliance on his Renaissance stablemates influences his matches, as times where interference would be optimal are not used in this match due to the stipulation. Lee and Thatcher have a wild back and forth match, with Lee picking up the victory after a Spirit Bomb from the top rope.
Keith Lee def. Timothy Thatcher (16 minutes)
After the match, Lee is cornered, each side of the ring has someone else from the Renaissance. He is assaulted yet again, completely outnumbered, it’s almost routine to see at this point, as the Renaissance go backstage and begin to aster dominance over the locker room, no one standing up to them, as Keith Lee is left as the sole rebel.
On the 28th October edition of NXT, Lorcan and Burch have their first successful defence of the NXT Tag Team Championships against Breezango. Meanwhile, Thatcher and Gulak can be seen training in a gym, as they cut a promo about Keith Lee, and their plan to reign dominant over the NXT Locker Room.

November
With the Renaissance successfully the most dominant force on the brand, with no Undisputed Era or British Strong Style, or even Imperium, to stop them, Keith Lee is the only one rebelling against the group, as he can be seen going around the Locker Room, rallying people and looking for their support, but to no avail. A match is arranged for the 11th November, Thatcher and Gulak vs Lee and a partner of his choice that he needs to find, but nobody steps up.
On the night, Lee has to go into a handicap match, as Thatcher and Gulak use their training together to team up to take down the Limitless One, making it a 2-on-1 matchup.

NXT – 11th November 2020 – Keith Lee vs Timothy Thatcher and Drew Gulak
While Lee puts up a good fight, Gulak and Thatcher both put in superb performances, their moveset simply punishing Lee, who is never really able to gain momentum or be anywhere close to victory in that regard. This match was supposed to be a tag team match, but due to Lee not being able to find a partner, and the entire locker room backing down, not willing to size up against the Renaissance, he finds himself in a handicap match, and he is unable to pick up a win as Gulak and Thatcher combine their efforts to a victory.
Timothy Thatcher and Drew Gulak def. Keith Lee (12 minutes)
Thatcher and Gulak’s celebrations are halted by Lee, who refuses to stay down, still urging Thatcher and Gulak to bring the fight and to try and put him down for good. Even if he has no one by his side, Keith Lee is willing to bring the fight to the Renaissance, who are asserting their tyrannical reign over NXT.

NXT – 18th November 2020
On the go home show before NXT Takeover: WarGames, where a Women’s WarGames match is already scheduled, Keith Lee tells William Regal to set up a WarGames match. When asked if he has any teammates lined up, Lee says no, but he has his contacts, and even if he is going in 1v4 on Saturday, it’s a price he’s willing to pay.
Regal denies Lee’s request, as Lee begs for the match to be arranged, as they both want the Renaissance to be gone more than anyone else. Lee promises that he’ll find three other people to bring to the battlefront with him on Saturday. Regal agrees, and the match is set in stone. At NXT Takeover: WarGames, it will be Renaissance versus Team Lee.

NXT Takeover: WarGames – 21st November 2020
Yet another card stacked to the brim, NXT Takeover: WarGames always seems to deliver, and with two WarGames matches tonight, everyone is due for a fantastic card, being main evented by the WarGames match, Team Lee vs the Renaissance group that comprises of Timothy Thatcher, Oney Lorcan, Danny Burch and Drew Gulak.

WarGames Match – Team LeRae (Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai, Chelsea Green and Mercedes Martinez) def. Team Shirai (Io Shirai, Rhea Ripley, Tegan Nox and Shotzi Blackheart)
NXT Cruiserweight Championship – Johnny Gargano © def. Kushida
NXT North American Championship – Roderick Strong def. Isaiah Scott ©
NXT Championship – Karrion Kross © def. Pete Dunne
WarGames Match – Team Lee (Keith Lee, ? , ? and ?) vs The Renaissance (Timothy Thatcher, Drew Gulak, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch)

We eventually reach our main event. The Renaissance is out first, Thatcher is the first one that will be in the match as he goes down to the ring, everyone in the group in matching coloured gear, as they await the arrival of Keith Lee.
Lee’s music hits, and it’s a tense atmosphere in the arena, as Lee makes his way out onto the stage, with a smirk on his face. “It was made pretty clear that nobody in the NXT Locker Room had intentions of joining me tonight in my voyage against the Renaissance. So… I widened my perspective. Yknow, you’d be surprised at how many people want the opportunity to kick your ass. Even if they don’t come straight from the NXT Locker Room. So… I made some calls.” Lee puts the mic down, there is silence for a few seconds as the team waits in anticipation.
“OH MY GOD! HE’S BACK!” The One and Only, Ricochet walks out onto the stage! The crowd go crazy as Ricochet is visibly glad to be back home at NXT, he fist bumps Lee, as Thatcher looks more and more concerned. A man with experience in WarGames, Ricochet is an ideal partner.
“ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS MEN IN NXT HISTORY!” The crowd pop even more for the arrival of former NXT Champion, Aleister Black! He walks out onto the stage, he hugs Ricochet, re-united, as nods his head towards Lee, who is amazed with his own idea, Thatcher in denial.
The three of them stand on the stage as all the music stops, as there is question of if there will be a fourth member. The Dallas Convention Center EXPLODES for the arrival of the man who defined NXT, one of the best NXT champions of all time, in the same building he made his NXT debut, SHINSUKE NAKAMURA has returned to the Black and Gold brand!
An iconic NXT moment – Keith Lee, Aleister Black, Ricochet, and Shinsuke Nakamura all stand on the stage, Thatcher complaining to the referee, who shrugs as Lee walks down the ramp, the crowd hyped up, there is a huge tension in the air, as Lee and Thatcher share the same (two) rings, the bell rings, and WARGAMES HAS BEGUN!

WarGames
Lee and Thatcher have a superb opening duel, referring to their previous matches against each other, as they use the two rings and the cage surrounding to good use, specifically Thatcher, as these two men let off a huge grudge they have with each other. In a significant spot in the match, Thatcher connects a dragon suplex onto Lee onto the steel flooring that intertwines the two rings.
The buzzer goes, and Danny Burch enters the fray, he rushes down to the ring and assists Thatcher who is beginning to struggle against Lee, as the numbers advantage proves important. Burch goes for a Flying Crossbody, Lee catches him, but it leaves him defenceless, Thatcher catches him with a forearm, Burch comes back with a knee to the skull, Thatcher gets him into a Fireman’s Carry, Lee goes out onto the apron, SPRINGBOARD FLIP SENTON ONTO THATCHER AND BURCH!
As carnage ensues in the WarGames structure, Team Lee finally gets some reinforcement, as RICOCHET enters the match, he rolls under a strike from Thatcher, superkick to Burch, Ricochet connects a springboard tilt-a-whirl DDT and he soaks in the crowd’s energy, he feels good to be home, as Lee and Ricochet synergise effectively to work on specifically Thatcher, Lee getting Ricochet on his shoulders as Ricochet then launches off Lee’s shoulders to connect a Shooting Star Press on Burch.
The Renaissance eventually retain the advantage as Burch’s tag partner, Oney Lorcan, sprints down to the ring, but before so, goes under the ring and pulls out numerous weapons and whatnot, including chairs, tables and kendo sticks, all of which he throws into the ring, adding a whole new dynamic into the match. Lorcan and Burch work down Lee, their tag team offence working effective against the Limitless One, as Thatcher has a duel with Ricochet, he goes for a Springboard Forearm, however Thatcher catches him mid-air with a kendo stick strike.
The next member for Team Lee is in the match, it’s Shinsuke Nakamura! Back in an NXT ring for the first time in over 3 years, Nakamura goes on a complete tear as soon as he enters the match, getting Lee and Ricochet back into the match, as Nakamura is able to outlast Thatcher in a striking duel. We also see a Tower of Doom spot, Ricochet ends up on the top of the cage, he considers going for the 630 from the top again, but he thinks too much as Thatcher powerbombs him from the top of the cage.
The final member for the Renaissance, Drew Gulak, enters the match, he does well to fend off Team Lee and provide an effective pair of fresh legs for the team, as he has somewhat of a breakout performance in the WarGames structure. Here, we see Gulak hit Lee with a Brainbuster onto the steel, meanwhile, Ricochet sprints towards Thatcher, who connects a belly to belly suplex to Ricochet through a table propped in the corner. With Team Lee in a dire situation, Aleister Black, the final man in the match, sprints down to the ring.
Black fends off EVERY SINGLE MEMBER of the Renaissance, he has an amazing in-ring sequence with Thatcher where they are both dodging every strike, it ends with Thatcher becoming impatient and throwing a chair at Black’s skull. With every member of the match in, carnage ensues. We see Ricochet and Black team up for the first time in a while, they acknowledge it together, we see Lee pick up a chair and go to get revenge on Thatcher, but he contemplates for too long as Burch and Lorcan make the save.
It’s an epic main event, a great showing for everyone involved as everyone plays a different role. At the end, Lee puts Burch and Lorcan through the tables with a Double Spirit Bomb from the top rope, Ricochet takes Gulak out from a hurricanrana from the top rope, and it’s just Thatcher left. Thatcher walks into a Black Mass, he turns around and falls into a Kinshasa as he falls to the canvas, where Ricochet connects a 630 Senton, Lee then picks Thatcher up, SPIRIT BOMB ONTO EXPOSED RING CANVAS! COVER, 1…2…3!
Team Lee def. The Renaissance (53 minutes)
Team Lee celebrate, as every single member of the Renaissance are left motionless in the ring, a feel-good moment as legends of NXT take down it’s tyrannical force, restoring faith in the locker room and the brand. To close out NXT Takeover: WarGames, Black, Ricochet, Nakamura and specifically Lee pose at the top of the ramp, the job completed after a gruelling WarGames affair.
Backstage after the show, a video shows Timothy Thatcher and Drew Gulak arguing. Lorcan and Burch defuse the confrontation, as everyone goes about their business, cracks beginning to show in the Renaissance.
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2020.08.14 04:47 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of letters ‘T-V’ in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a rundown of letters ‘T-V’ under Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cpis3n/a_brief_rundown_of_the_first_ten_pages_of_jeffrey/).
I also wrote about letters D-F on July 5, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hlrba8/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_df_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters G-I on July 13, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hqko0y/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_gi_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters J-L on July 15, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hrq9bg/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_jl_of_jeffrey/).
I posted letter M on July 20, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/huw0yt/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letter_m_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters N-Q on July 27, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hyudbz/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letters_nq_in_jeffrey/). There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I posted letter R on July 29, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/i0aqxd/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letter_r_in_jeffrey/)
I posted letter S on August 7, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/i5orop/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letter_s_in_jeffrey/)
I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here: https://www.coreysdigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Jeffrey-Epsteins-Little-Black-Book-unredacted.pdf
T
Taaffee, Paul: Former Chairman and CEO of public relations firm Hill and Knowlton.
Tabet, Karim & Cristina: Karim is a founding partner of TAP advisory group. A former Vice Chairman at UBS Investment Bank and Joint Global Head at UBS Telecommunications. The subtitle under the Tabets reads ‘65th Street Neighbors.’ Ghislaine Maxwell lived in a townhouse at 116 East 65th Street.
Taki: Likely British journalist and Polanski apologist Taki Theodoracopulos. Taki wrote this interesting piece (https://www.gstaadlife.com/2009/11/taki-roman-orgy.html) in 2009 in which he throws Epstein under the bus while defending Polanski. Decades ago, Taki threw a party at The Savoy to celebrate the end of communism. Attendees included Ghislaine Maxwell and Imran Khan (https://greatgameindia.com/ghislaine-maxwell-arrested-fbi/).
Talbot Williams, Simon: Businessman involved in real estate. Owns Talbot & Scott ltd, an investment and development agency.
Tang, Mr David & Lucy Wastnag: David was a Hong Kong businessman who founded the Shanghai Tang fashion chain and several restaurants that attract the elite. Tang was a philanthropist who was involved in several charities, including Youth Outreach (YO), a charitable organization started in Hong Kong by Reverend Peter Newberry. This charity’s goal was to help at-risk youths (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/hkedition/2017-09/15/content_32018378.htm). Tang was considered one of the most well-connected people in London. He and his wife, Lucy, counted Prince Andrew, Naomi Campbell, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York (Prince Andrew’s ex-wife), Kevin Spacey, the Duke of Marlborough, and Mick Jagger among their friends (https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/lucy-tang-on-top-the-highs-and-lows-of-a-party-girl-6540808.html). Tang vehemently defended Prince Andrew in 2011 when his relationship with Epstein was made public (https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/theyve-been-tang-oed-sir-david-tang-sets-the-record-straight-6383974.html). Two years later, Ghislaine celebrated her 51st birthday at China Tang, David’s restaurant at the Dorchester Hotel. Despite the backlash Prince Andrew received for counting Epstein among his friends, he attended Ghislaine’s birthday, along with former Labour minister Shaun Woodward and wife Camilla, the Earl and Countess of Derby, Dorrit Moussaieff, the diamond heiress/wife of the president of Iceland, Tamara Beckwith, and John Eliasch, multi-millionaire boss of sports firm Head. Every single one of those people appear in Epstein’s contacts. Epstein had 16 phone numbers, two email addresses, and three street addresses listed under David and Lucy’s name. Tang died in 2017.
Tate, Rupert: Two options. Either the former hedge fund manager at Merrill Lynch or the CEO of Bear Grylls Ventures.
Taubman, Alfred: Billionaire real estate developer and former owner of Sotheby’s, where Les Wexner was once a board member. Many parties and book premieres attended by the elites have been hosted by Sotheby’s over the years. Taubman spent nearly one year in jail for price fixing in collusion with Christie’s auction house (https://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-alfred-taubman-20150419-story.html). Taubman died in 2015.
Taubman, Bobby: Alfred’s son who took over the family business.
Tavoulareas, Mr Billy & Nicket: William Tavoulareas Jr. is an heir to his father, William Tavoulareas, a Greek petroleum businessman and former President and Chief Executive of Mobil Oil during the ‘70s and ‘80s. Sr. was a close friend of George H.W. Bush and Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou and was also a member of the Knights of Malta. William Jr. has not been so lucky. He has psychological problems and despite the fact that he has millions in a trust fund, he lives out of his car and has been involved in several dustups with the law in Palm Beach (https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/news/a8979/william-tavoulareas-palm-beach/). Annick Finlan is Jr.’s ex-wife.
Tavoulareas, Peter: Billy’s Tavoulareas brother and son of William Tavoulareas Sr. Heir to father’s petroleum fortune.
Tayler, Emmy: Former personal assistant of Ghislaine Maxwell. Reportedly taught girls how to massage Epstein. Her name appears twice on Epstein’s Lolita Express flight logs (https://archive.org/stream/EpsteinFlightLogsLolitaExpress/Jeffrey-Epstein-Flight-Logs-in-PDF-format_djvu.txt). Recently fled the UK, but is presumably wanted for questioning (https://nypost.com/2020/08/10/emmy-tayler-maxwells-ex-personal-assistant-flees-uk-report/).
Taylor, Felicia: Retired anchor for CNN’s World Business Today. Stepsister of Victoria (nee Schott) de Rothschild, Sir Evelyn Rothschild’s second wife. Felicia knew Epstein socially and once had tea at his mansion (https://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/the-world-and-all-its-changes/). Pictured here (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/felicia-taylor-steve-eichner-and-ghislaine-maxwell-attend-news-photo/659966292) with Ghislaine Maxwell at a Tommy Hilfiger hosted event in 2009. She is also the daughter of classic Hollywood actor Rod Taylor.
Taylor, Pamela: Make-up artist with a bunch of A-list clients.
Taylor, Sebastian: Not enough info. Likely refers to the personal friend of Nathaniel Rothschild (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099639/The-Russian-oligarch-Old-Etonian-billionaire-deeply-disturbing-questions-Lord-Mandelsons-integrity.html), but I can’t be sure. There are two other decent possibilities.
Taymor, Julie & Eliot: Julie is one of the most well-known theatre directors in the world. Responsible for the Broadway hit, Lion King. Elliot is Julie’s long-time partner. He is a film and theatre composer.
Tennenbaum, Harry: No info found.
Teodorani-Fabbri, Eduardo: A boss at Fiat motor company. Comes from the tremendously wealthy Agnelli family, who are the largest shareholders of The Economist (the Rothschilds also own a large portion). Eduardo used to date Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (listed earlier in Epstein’s contacts), the now deceased goddaughter of Prince Charles. Their first date was at an ARK charity dinner (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1194485/KATIE-NICHOLL-TPT-swept-Fiat-car-boss-Eduardo--Tara-s-Mr-Right.html). ARK is a children’s charity that has spawned many schools for grades K-12. It was started by Arpad Busson (also listed in Jeffrey Epstein’s book), the former fiancee of Uma Thurman. Busson is likely steeped in child trafficking. I wrote a thread about him and ARK charity last year (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cl34ju/arpad_busson_billionaire_businessman_or_possible/).
Theilmann, Baroness Francesca: Publisher and art collector.
Theodoli, Catherine: Katrin is the CEO of Magnum Marine Corporation, a performance and luxury yacht manufacturer.
Tholstrup, Mogens: Former owner of Daphne’s, Pasha, and The Collection, three of London’s trendiest restaurants. Sold the restaurants for pounds 5.5m in 1998. Dated a series of high society girls, including Lady Victoria Hervey (former girlfriend and staunch defender of Prince Andrew) and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson.
Tholstrup, Paola: A former model and the ex-wife of restaurateur Mogens Tholstrup (above). Pictured here (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/paola-tholstrup-ghislaine-maxwell-and-harry-nutall-attend-news-photo/73141620?adppopup=true) at a Chinese New Year celebration with Ghislaine Maxwell and Harry Nutall in 2007.
Thompson, Barnaby: British film director, producer, and movie executive. Thompson ran Ealing Studios for 14 years. Barnaby has been photographed with a who’s who of Hollywood stars, royalty, and many people listed in Epstein’s contacts. He has attended parties hosted by Harvey Weinstein and Charles Finch, an interesting figure mentioned earlier (check my D-F thread) in Epstein’s black book (https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos/barnaby-thompson?family=editorial&page=2&phrase=barnaby%20thompson&sort=best).
Tisch, David: Businessman who comes from a ridiculously rich family. His grandfather, Laurence Tisch, was the co-owner of Loews Corporation. His cousin, Steve, co-owns the New York Giants and has produced many big budget Hollywood movies. David made some good money in Silicon Valley startup companies.
Tisch, Merryl & Jimmy: Merryl is the former Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents and wife of James (Jimmy) Tisch. A huge proponent of high-stakes testing for adolescents. Her husband, James, is the heir to Loews Corporation. He currently serves as CEO.
Tish, Anne & Andrew: Andrew is co-chair of Loews Corporation with his brother, James (mentioned above). Ann Rubenstein-Tisch is Andrew’s current wife. She is a former reporter for NBC. In 1996, Ann and Andrew partnered with the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) to open The Young Women’s Leadership School (TYWLS) of East Harlem, the first all-girls public school to open in the United States in 30 years (https://www.studentleadershipnetwork.org/history/). If you click on that link, you’ll immediately notice pictures of students with Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton. The TYWLS has expanded and now comprises five schools (2800 students) and 16 sister schools (7000 students).
Titopupolo, Sonia: No info found.
Todhunter, Emily Olypitus: High-end British interior designer.
Toledo Ignacio, Alvarez de: Likely a real estate developer. Not 100% certain.
Tollman, Bea: Beatrice is a travel and hospitality businesswoman. Founder and President of the ritzy Red Carnation Hotel chain. Also has a large part in family-owned The Travel Corporation, which helps people organize/plan their trips.
Tollman, Brett: Son of Beatrice Tollman (above). Travel and hotel executive also involved in the family business. CEO of The Travel Corporation and founder of The Treadright Foundation, a non-profit charity.
Tollman, Mr & Mrs: This likely refers to Beatrice (above) and her husband, Stanley. Since I wrote about Beatrice earlier, I’ll focus on Stanley here, who is much more interesting. Stanley is a super shady businessman who is best known for being friends with Ken Bates (Chairman of Chelsea FC) and serving on the Board of the Chelsea FC soccer club, where he and Bates were partners with Marwan Ashraf, a senior Mossad agent. Tollman fled the US for the UK in the early 200s when he was convicted on 33 counts of embezzlement, fraud, and tax evasion (https://www.haaretz.com/1.4942945).
Tollman, Syrie & Gavin: Gavin is CEO of Trafalgar tours and Chairman of The Travel Corporation. Nephew of Stanley Tollman (above) and cousin of Brett Tollman (above). Gavin is married to his first cousin, Toni. There is a fascinating blog post (https://www.nittanyturkey.com/2005/07/25/was-100-million-worth-it/comment-page-1/) about the Tollmans and Hundleys, who defrauded the government out of millions. Be sure to read the comments. Pretty much everyone who responded used to work for the company and knows the Tollmans to some extent and the inner workings behind their thievery.
Tollman, Wyne: Wynn is Beatrice and Stanley’s son, but is not involved with the company. I could not find any other information on him.
Toub, Veronica (Busson): Fashion designer and socialite who was engaged to possible child trafficker and pedophile Arpad Busson (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cl34ju/arpad_busson_billionaire_businessman_or_possible/) in the 1980s.
Treacy, Phillip: Award-winning hat designer who has worked with the British Royalty (designed a hat for Princess Beatrice, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge), Oprah, Naomi Campbell, Daphne Guinness, Lady Gaga, and Madonna. Has also designed hats for the Harry Potter movies. Thirty-six of his hats were worn at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Twenty were worn at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Trump Blaine & Robert: Robert is the younger brother of Donald Trump. Manager of Trump Corporation and President of Trump Management On August 3, 2020, Robert wrote “Jeffrey Epstein is still alive” on his Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/UncleRobTrump/status/1290360605904232448). Blaine is Robert’s ex-wife of over 25 years. They divorced in 2007 when it was revealed that Robert had a mistress for whom he purchased a $4 million house in Garden City, NY. Blaine’s father was an executive at IBM.
Trump, Ivana: Donald Trump’s ex-wife (1977-1992) and mother of Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. After their divorce, Ivana accused her ex-husband, Donald, of rape. Trump’s lawyers claim that she did not want her words “to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.” One of the conditions of her divorce settlement was that she wouldn’t talk about their marriage without Donald’s approval. In this (timestamped) video interview (https://youtu.be/qN8938c8puE?t=251), Maria Farmer, the sister of Epstein victim Annie Farmer and former employee of Epstein and Ghislaine who went to the FBI with Epstein allegations in 1996, says that Ivana was possibly involved in procuring children, although she couldn’t confirm.
Trump, Ivanka: Donald Trump’s daughter. Serves as Advisor to the President. Donates to Jewish charities and is a supporter of Israel, much like her father.
Trump, Robert & Blaine: See ‘Trump Blaine & Robert’ above.
Tucker, Chris: Famous actocomedian of Rush Hour and Friday fame. Tucker was on the infamous Africa flight with Epstein, Bill Clinton, and Kevin Spacey.
Turlington, Christy: Incredibly popular supermodel from the ‘80s and ‘90s who has worked for too many big name fashion designers and magazines to name. Jean-Luc Brunel, the (alleged) pedophile and child trafficker who sent three 12-year-old girls to Epstein for his birthday discovered Turlington and helped launch her career (https://nypost.com/2019/09/02/jeffrey-epsteins-model-scouting-pal-has-disappeared-without-a-trace/). Friends with fellow supermodel and all-around scumbag, Naomi Campbell, who is likely knee deep in Epstein’s child trafficking and pedophile ring.
Turnbull, Governor Charles: Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands from 1999-2007. Epstein’s Little Saint James island is located in the Virgin Islands.
Turner, Jenny: There is an excellent Reddit thread (https://www.reddit.com/Epstein/comments/hnmwbg/jenny_turner_pseudonym/) from u/rsarector that provides evidence that Jenny Turner is a pseudonym for Ghislaine Maxwell. Make sure to check out the posts further down the thread by aimhighairforce and DSyntax for more information.
Turner, Miles Creswell: Investment banker who used to work for Deutsche Bank and HSBC. Interestingly enough, a man (Leo Iravanian) was arrested for harassment because Cresswell-Turner testified that traffic lights were not dangerous after Iravanian’s wife was killed by an Express coach. Iravanian continuously called Cresswell-Turner’s Marylebone office accusing Cresswell-Turner of being a paedophile (https://www.standard.co.uk/news/man-waged-hate-campaign-on-witness-at-wifes-inquest-6536135.html).
Tyssen, (Chessy) Francesca: Art collector and estranged wife of Austrian politician Karl von Habsburg. The Habsburg family is one of the most powerful and wealthiest families in Europe. The Habsburgs are a Black Nobility family of very high prestige.
U
Urbiola, Jorge: Likely refers to the diplomat and author who serves as Deputy Chief of the Mission of the Kingdom of Spain in Ukraine.
V
Vahabzadeh, Iraj and Linda: Iraj was the eldest son of Dr. Mostafa Vahabzadeh, founder and owner of Kayhan Publishing Group in Iran. Lynda was his ex-wife. Iraj passed away in 2016.
Van Hauen Sophie: No info found, although the address (62 Frith St) is that of Circa, a gay bar in London.
Van, William Straubenzee: British Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament who died in 1999. After his death, it was discovered that van Straubenzee was named in documents pertaining to British politician child abuse (https://www.independent.co.uk/news-14-0/westminster-child-abuse-allegations-mp-with-a-penchant-for-small-boys-gave-his-word-he-was-not-a-10408985.html). Van Straubenzee was also a longtime friend of Princess Diana (https://www.insider.com/princess-diana-documentary-revelations-2017-7#she-read-trashy-romance-novels-2) and the uncle of Thomas van Straubenzee (lifelong friend of Prince William) and Charlie van Straubenzee (Prince Harry’s best friend).
Varsavsky, Martin: Argentine entrepreneur who has founded many companies, including Medicorp Sciences (biotechnology) and several telecommunications outfits.
Velasquez, Patricia: Venezuelan model/actress who appeared in print ads for Victoria Secret. Photographed here (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/carole-radziwill-patricia-velasquez-and-ghislaine-maxwell-news-photo/608144434) with Ghislaine Maxwell and Carole Radziwill, who is also listed in Epstein’s contacts (check the ‘R’ thread) and is/was a good friend of Maxwell.
Verdin, Julia: British film producer, casting director, and actress. Has been a friend of Ghislaine’s for decades, as evidenced by the photo of the pair, which was taken in 1986 (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8490447/Ghislaine-Maxwell-fall-sits-cell-photos-reveal-society-life.html). Verdin owned a house on the Sunset Strip in the early 1990s. She lived there with Birgit Cunningham and actress Elizabeth Hurley, who seems to be embroiled in Epstein and Maxwell’s world. The house was known as “party central” and was frequented by the likes of Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1349953/Lord-Strathclyde-affair-blonde-Birgit-Cunningham-I-feel-used-says-single-mum.html).
Verdin-Mulot, Annie & JP: Annie is a marketing director who has worked with Mulberry, Harrods, and Disneyland. She is the sister of Julia (above). Jean-Paul Mulot is a French journalist and former Deputy Editorial Director of Le Figaro, a daily newspaper in France. He is a permanent representative to the UK in the Hauts-de-France region. When confronted with his Epstein connections, Jean-Paul said that he only met him once 15 years ago and that his wife went to Oxford with Ghislaine Maxwell (https://fr.theepochtimes.com/un-ancien-directeur-du-figaro-cite-dans-le-carnet-noir-depstein-1001372.html). Close with former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who served from 2007-2012.
Veronis, Jane: Jewelry designer. Her father is the co-founder of Veronis Suhler Stevenson investment bank.
Villani, Carmine S: President of Milestone Capital, an investment firm. Also President of Europower Renewable Energy Ltd.
Villeneuve, Jacques: Formula 1 race car driver. Epstein has many F1 contacts.
Vittadini, Emanuele A: No info found, but one of the emails listed traces back to arc-intl, which is a world-renowned glassware company.
Vittorelli, Dott. Marco: Chairman of Openjobmetis, an Italian job recruitment service. Also serves on the Board of Directors of Pallacanestro Varese, an Italian basketball club.
Vittoz, Martine: No info found.
Vittoz, Patrick: Director of Exploit Information Technologies, which specializes in website promotion, search engine submission, and hosting. Patrick has been an architectural consultant at his family’s business for 41 years.
Vittoz, Vonnic: No info found.
Vivian Smith, Charles: Investment banker. Currently the 5th Baron Bicester.
Von Habsburg, Francesca: Listed earlier in this thread under Tyssen, (Chessy) Francesca.
Von Hase, Bettina: Independent consultant and writer on art and culture. Daughter of a former German ambassador to the UK. Bettina’s ex-husband of 30 years, John Varley, is a trustee of The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.
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2020.08.09 07:51 somethingpersonal Some changes I did for 2020 as an average or below average simple guy

Just to make it short, I'm not a 6 foot suddenly woke AM who will tell you about tinder secrets. What I'm sharing is anecdotal and all I ask is you put it to use or discuss how we could make it better here.

Money and job

I don't have a professional job like a lawyer or a doctor. But I'm comfortable enough to be above the water, I have to cut vices that became mindless to me like drinking, paying for cable, paying for an expensive cell plan (a basic plan works fine for me) and video games. What really changed it for me was having an up to date computer, I asked my brother in law to build me one, it cost me about 1.2 grand but not having to deal with lag is a game-changer. I was able to send hundreds of resumes per day (compared to doing it from a shitty laptop) use it solely for learning and managing stocks, and even playing games (there are a lot of free games to occupy you) but I've also used it for networking. In these times, spreading out in Facebook groups, meetups and any forums is better than nothing. Every day I grow my connections, I plan and I strategize. But know that organization is key, as an example, I have built a strong foundation where I can get information anytime. I have my own categories for learning and connecting/chatting with people about fitness, and the same goes for stocks, merchandise, and even dating. If you have all of these integrated into an organized fashion, the tech will work for you. It's super easy for me to be in a different city and find the best sushi stop or meet up with a virtual friend. A good computer means networking, jobs and money. Less is also better, what I always bring with me when I move to places are: haircutting kit, it took awhile to learn how to cut my hair but now I get to do it on my own time, my computer, 5 set clothing (swimwear, cold wear, warm wear), camera for social media (networking) and of course, the essentials such as the wallet.

Dating

When it comes to online dating, apps are 98% of the ballpark. Try websites too as there are more unique females there. It also depends on location. I was living in Alberta, then in NY, and now in SD. The difference between these three are a lot. I find that isolated, none coastal cities to be more unique, especially dating non-AF. It's just that cities like SD, SF, and LA have so many ethnic majorities that you will feel sandwiched. It'll be difficult for you to find an XF partner (with exception to more landlocked cities) but as long as you have photos that show full-body, face, and a group plus a short but concise bio, you'll find some hits.
I'm not saying rely on online dating but investing in at least 200 CA$ of dollars per year isn't that bad. Treat it as the last thing you check, 15 minutes while you're in the toilet scrolling or getting back to messages is better than not having anything going for you. Also, do your other brothers a favor and don't talk smack about their ex or whatever baggage they bring. I've dated a pretty interesting mix of women but as long as she's healthy, clean, has something going for them, you can at least have someone that'll grow with you. Dating and sex are like building skills, practice safe sex, learn how women think and keep growing. Obviously don't stick to online dating, spread your accounts (bumble, hinge, coffeemeetsbagel, even facebook works. There's also niche sites akin for us AM to be in like meetmindful and dine, here's a list).
I didn't get to experience basic level relationships because I grew up as an insecure AM, and I'm not particularly good looking either. If you're in the looks department comparable to Ken Jeong, Bobby Lee, and the like, you can always morph and change your style. Don't listen to some people who might say about 4/10s, as long as you grow and grow with them, you'd get to see what you're capable of. Hell, one of my best friends sees a single mother from time to time, I think it's weird but he got to meet his current gf, so he basically just worked his way up... It's weird, yes, but if you're in any western city, anything can literally be liquid, it's up to you to interpret it. You don't have to be a self-deprecating idiot either, as long as you have something that you love, then that's something you can share. It's your common right to experience masculinity, you have to come and chase it though.. Now dating in real life is another ballpark but it's easier with practice, more on this below.

Hobby

Have a hobby that gets you fit, I stopped buying into the just lifting thing. Maintaining a lot of food is expensive and sometimes bulking in a different frame is just inefficient. Get you a hobby that can develop translatable skills, I started to learn BJJ and it was the best decision yet. I know when I can fight and know when I can't. Even if the dude is a six-foot muscle head, I now have confidence because of your rolling and sparring experience. Obviously it's the pandemic age and I'm indifferent about it, so instead of complaining like a silly duck, I switched and took up parkour and free climbing. With this, I get to meet people and now even a wide variety of women. All you need is consistency and passion. I live in cities so you'd get to meet people who are just looking for friends as stepping stones, it could be difficult but you just have to keep trying.
Get another hobby that develops a skill that will translate into production. At the moment I like learning about cooking fish, this means I get to eat better and save money because I know how to tend to myself. I also pair it up with stocks while I'm learning, so this duality makes me feel like I'm working towards something. It's also a neat feeling knowing that you at least have some equity growing and you don't have to work for it. I'm not going to get into specifics, like how to interact in a non-desperate way but as long as you're neatly groomed, have an open mind and willing to learn with a group, then you're better off.
So for a quick summary: Have a good computer, online dating is good to add variety but don't spend a good amount of your time on it. Have hobbies that will get you moving, grow your skills and make you money. Yes fitness is good but fitness where you learn how to move your body with an opponent is better. Make technology work for you, use it to network, obtain jobs even manage stocks with.
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2020.08.08 01:38 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of the letter ‘S’ in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a rundown of the letter ‘S’ under Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cpis3n/a_brief_rundown_of_the_first_ten_pages_of_jeffrey/).
I also wrote about letters D-F on July 5, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hlrba8/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_df_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters G-I on July 13, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hqko0y/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_gi_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters J-L on July 15, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hrq9bg/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_jl_of_jeffrey/).
I posted letter M on July 20, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/huw0yt/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letter_m_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters N-Q on July 27, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hyudbz/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letters_nq_in_jeffrey/). There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I posted letter R on July 29, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/i0aqxd/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letter_r_in_jeffrey/)
I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here: https://www.coreysdigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Jeffrey-Epsteins-Little-Black-Book-unredacted.pdf
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Sacco, Amy: Nightclub mastermind behind Bungalow 8 and many other clubs. Listing her list of connections would take too long because her clubs are always hot spots for celebrities and the elite. The NY Times wrote a decent article (https://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/14/fashion/the-empress-is-in-amy-sacco-holds-court-at-another-new-york-nightspot.html) about Sacco’s clubs and clientele. Sacco has been photographed with Ghislaine, India Hicks, and Sophie Dahl, all of whom appear in Epstein’s black book (https://www.patrickmcmullan.com/photo/1563479).
Sachs, Jeffrey: Naming all of his titles would be an endeavor in itself. Sachs is a very influential figure who is best known for being an economist, an adviser to the United Nations, and a University Professor at Columbia University. Sachs serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, where Epstein served from 1995-2009. It is unclear whether he was there at the same time as Epstein, although given his popularity and influence, especially in the early 2000s, I would be surprised if he wasn’t around then.
Saffra, Edmund: Billionaire banker and alleged money launderer with tons of enemies who died under very mysterious circumstances in 1999. The official story was that one of his nurses - in an attempt to gain favor with Safra by saving him from danger - intentionally started a small fire in Safra’s home, which soon spiraled out of control, causing Safra to lock himself in the bathroom and suffocate to death. This article (https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2000/12/dunne200012) does a good job of pointing out that Safra had many enemies, was a shady character, and was absolutely obsessed with security for himself and his family. It seems odd that Safra would allow his security detail (Mossad vets) to leave his home that night. This article (https://www.theguardian.com/theobserve2000/oct/29/features.magazine47) from The Guardian includes a statement from Ted Maher’s (the nurse who was convicted of starting the fire) wife, stating that he was coerced into signing a confession. Elie Wiesel, the author of Night who is also listed in Epstein’s contacts, was a good friend of Safra’s.
Safro, Wayne: Financial advisor.
Said, Wafic: Financier and businessman. Said is the Chairman of a children’s charity called the Said Foundation, where Prince Charles’s former private secretary, Sir Michael Peat GVCO, serves on the board of trustees (https://www.saidfoundation.org/pages/33-trustees-and-staff). The charity helps underprivileged children from the Middle East. Said has also contributed a lot of money to Prince Charles’s The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund, which, among other things, is dedicated to helping children.
Sainsbury, Mr Jamie: Descendant of the founder of the Sainsbury grocery chain. Old friend of Ghislaine Maxwell (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8466853/What-girls-frolicked-Bullingdon-boys-Oxfords-brightest-young-women-rose-top.html). James’s sister, Camilla, was married to British MP, Shaun Woodward, for 28 years. Camilla and Shaun are Trustees of The Woodward Charitable Trust, which helps disadvantaged children, women, and families (http://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/portfolio/about_us/).
Salama, Eric: Former CEO of Kantar consulting firm. Also served as a Trustee for the British Museum (2000-2008). Survived a carjacking after getting stabbed last year (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6618395/Government-adviser-stabbed-carjacking-reveals-fine-punctured-lung.html).
Saltzman, Elizabeth: Contributing editor to Vanity Fair and Vogue, two of the three publications (along with Tatler) that continuously show up among Epstein’s contacts. Saltzman is also a celebrity fashion stylist with clients such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Saoirse Ronan, Stella McCartney, and Uma Thurman, the ex-wife of Arpad Busson, who is possibly one of the key players in this pedophile ring (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cl34ju/arpad_busson_billionaire_businessman_or_possible/). Andre Balazs, the hotelier who also seems to be embroiled in this whole fiasco held a party in 1995. Those in attendance included Ghislaine Maxwell, Katie Ford, and Elizabeth Saltzman (https://www.nydailynews.com/archives/gossip/taming-liz-fortensky-rumors-article-1.686445), all of whom appear in Epstein’s black book. In fact, Saltzman is a long-time friend of Ghislaine (https://www.mintpressnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Mysterious-business-of-the-queen-of-NY-Lon-1.pdf). This article also reveals that Ghislaine was introduced to Prince Andrew by the Duchess of York (Sarah Ferguson), and, even more telling, that Epstein was suspected of having Mossad ties when the article was written in 2000. In addition to all this, Saltzman is the ex-wife of hedge fund billionaire Glenn Dubin (https://www.nytimes.com/1987/09/14/style/miss-saltzman-editor-is-wed-to-glenn-dubin.html), one of the most heavily implicated people in Epstein’s pedophilia and child trafficking ring. I implore you to read more about Dubin (and his wife) in my D-F black book thread (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hlrba8/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_df_in_jeffrey/). Saltzman can also be seen here, sitting next to Prince Andrew in 2010 (https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/world/4780114-Britains-Prince-Andrew-is-stepping-back-from-public-duties-after-Epstein-controversy). The lists of celebrities and well-known figures that Saltzman has been photographed with is unending.
Samuels, Mia: Actually Maia Samuel, former Producer of ABC Primetime (1989-1994). Went on to work for NBC, Bloomberg, and CNBC in various producer roles over the years. Now works as Director, Content Studios for Reuters (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maia-samuel-92172a10). Epstein has quite a few television ties, most notably to ABC news programs.
Sandelman, Jon & Corrie: Jonathan is a hedge fund manager and former Managing Director of Bank of America Securities. Corrie is his wife.
Sangster, Guy & Fi: Son of racing tycoon Robert Sangster, Guy is Managing Director at Sangster Group, which is involved in the Horse Racing industry. He also works as an investment adviser with Hambro Perks, a venture capitalist company. Prince Andrew is a close friend of Guy and his wife, Fiona. Prince Andrew even attended Sangster’s 40th birthday party (https://www.the-sun.com/news/136709/prince-andrews-pals-claims-witness-who-saw-him-with-sex-slave-is-confused-as-he-was-in-club-3-days-late).
Sangster, Mr Ben: Guy Sangster’s brother and fellow racing heir. Long-time acquaintance/friend(?) of the Royal Family. According to this article, the Sangsters are “one of the most high profile society families in London and often hang out with the royals (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5008073/Robert-Sangster-s-son-marries-Princess-Eugenie-s-friend.html).
Santo Domingo, Julio Mario: Unsure if this is the father or the son. Either way, this is a billionaire Colombian businessman whose company has controlling stock in Bavaria Brewery and is the 2nd highest stockholder of Anheuser Busch (15%). The senior Julio Mario Santo Domingo died in 2011. His son died from cancer in 2009.
Santo, Mr & Mrs M Espirito: Likely the former owners (or high-ranking family) of the Espirito Santo banking dynasty., which was forced to shutter due to charges of fraud, money laundering, and falsifying documents (https://www.cnbc.com/2014/07/30/how-a-portuguese-banking-mess-took-down-a-dynasty.html). Banco Espirito Santo was Portugal’s second-largest bank.
Saud Prince Solman: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was a close friend of Epstein’s and met with him many times. Epstein even had a photograph of bin Salman hanging on his wall. The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has been linked to the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident who was lured to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and subsequently killed. The Crown Prince, said to have ordered the murder, and those who were physically involved with the murder, ultimately went unpunished. According to this article (https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/jeffrey-epstein-what-we-know-about-paedophile-businessmans-ties-middle-east), the numbers listed likely belong to the Crown Prince’s father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. Epstein’s Austrian passport had a fake name and Saudi address. This passport was to have been given to him by “a friend.” In November 2016, one day before the election, Epstein flew to Riyadh. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Amazon owner Jeff Bezos were in Riyadh at the same time, leading some to believe that the three may have met up (https://www.insider.com/epstein-riyadh-saudi-arabia-private-jet-2019-9).
Scerbo, Randall: A female (despite the name) fashion stylist and costume designer who eventually went into consulting. Randall also has credits as a producer and content creator for the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants.
Schiatti, Gianmarco: Creative director who helped several fashion companies (Gucci, Chanel, Coach, Ralph Lauren, Prada, etc.) with rebranding.
Schifter, Helen & Tim: Helen is a former arbitrage trader on Wall Street, as well as a socialite and a former editor at Hearst and Conde Nast (publisher of Tatler and Vogue), making this the 9000th Epstein-Conde Nast connection. Helen’s father is a businessman and has served as a consultant for the Du Pont Company. She runs in the same circles as Ghislaine Maxwell and has been at several of the same parties (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/helen-lee-schifter-ghislaine-maxwell-teddy-wong-and-news-photo/1169681659). Tim is CEO of LeSportsac, the luggage and tote bag manufacturer. Tim can be seen attending a Private Screening with Ghislaine Maxwell here (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/tim-schifter-and-ghislaine-maxwell-attend-private-screening-news-photo/590659962).
Sebag Montefiore Simon & Santa: Simon Montefiore is a British historian, television presenter, and author of history books and novels. Ghislaine attended the launch of Montefiore’s book, “The Court of the Red Tsar” (https://deepclips.com/clip/3225/exclusive-i-fear-i-saw-virginia-roberts-inside-jeffrey-epstein-s-creepy-new-mexico-ranch-contractor-claims). Santa is his wife and sister of Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, who died of an ulcer in 2017. The Palmer-Tomkinson family is so close with the Royal Family that Prince Charles was named Tara’s godfather. As such, Simon and Santa are good friends of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/4721868/The-lit-girl.html). Simon’s great-great-uncle was an international financier who worked for the Rothschilds in the 1800s. Siimon and his family are still close to the Rothschilds to this day (https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2008/01/montefiore200801).
Seitern, Christine: Architect.
Sejournet, Isabel de: Belgian arts consultant and wife of French Count Eric d’Hauteville. Isabelle was photographed at an annual charity dinner hosted by The AEM Association Children of the World for Rwanda (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/isabelle-de-sejournet-and-caroline-sarkozy-attend-the-news-photo/157832558).
Shabtai, Benny: Israeli businessman who specializes in watches and telecommunications. Served as Chair for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) and has helped raise millions for the charity (https://electronicintifada.net/content/manhattans-friends-israel-defense-forces/5526). Epstein toured Israeli military bases with Shabtai in 2008 after being convicted of procuring an underage girl for prostitution (https://pagesix.com/2008/04/24/just-visiting/). Shabtai also served three years in the Israeli army and is a former bodyguard for the Israeli ambassador in Paris, France.
Shad, Brenda: Lingerie model who has known Epstein since the ‘90s (https://www.reddit.com/EpsteinAndFriends/comments/hbiwye/epstein_with_lingerie_model_brenda_schad_in_1997/). Almost married Robert Hanson (listed in my Epstein G-H thread) in 1996, the billionaire financier who was accused of raping Anouska de Georgiou when she was a teenager. She first met him when he was dating Naomi Campbell. Pictured with Maxwell here in 2005 (https://www.the-sun.com/news/103520/is-jeffrey-epsteins-unholy-alliance-with-the-victorias-secret-boss-the-real-reason-the-show-was-scrapped/).
Shearer Andre & Angie: Andre is a South African wine importer through his business, Cape Classics. Angie is his wife.
Shore Chris and Maura: Chris is a bankruptcy litigator. Mara is his wife, a licensed lawyer.
Shriver, Bobby: Nephew of JFK, RFK, and Ted Kennedy. His mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founded the Special Olympics. Bobby now serves on the Board of Directors for the Special Olympics (https://www.specialolympics.org/about/board-of-directors/bobby-shriver). Epstein has several phone numbers listed for Shriver’s Special Olympics office in California.
Shriver, Maria: Bobby Shriver’s sister and niece of JFK, RFK, and Ted Kennedy. TV journalist and former ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Shuster, Susie: Suzy is a sportscaster who is married to long-time ESPN and NFL Network anchor, Rich Eisen.
Siegal, Peggy: Famous NYC publicist and close friend of Epstein who helped him out by continuously getting him into elite parties even after he was convicted of procuring an underage girl for prostitution in 2008 (https://nymag.com/intelligence2019/07/jeffrey-epstein-high-society-contacts.html). Her career in Hollywood has been obliterated, although many still secretly think she has been a scapegoat (https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/money-and-powea29643007/peggy-siegal-jeffrey-epstein-connection/), which once again proves the depravity of Hollywood.
Siegel, William (Bill): President of Chris-Craft Industries (1996-2001), a broadcasting company that owned several television channels across the U.S. Chris-Craft was eventually purchased by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation for $5.3 billion.
Sieghart, William: British entrepreneur and publisher. In 1986, he co-founded Forward Publishing with partner Neil Mendoza, who serves on the board of several children’s charities and is the current Provost of Oriel College. Mendoza appeared earlier in Epstein’s black book. Check out the letter ‘M’ thread for more information.
Silver, Ron: Silver (1946-2009), was a famous actor who also served on the Council on Foreign Relations. Co-founder of pro-Israeli organization, One Jerusalem, which organized a rally in 2001 to protest Palestinian sovereignty. Flipped political affiliations to vote for George W. Bush post-9/11. As a result, Bush appointed him to several posts, including one in which he worked under Scooter Libby, adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney.
Silverman, Nancy & Henry: Henry is an entrepreneur and private equity investor. Henry helped build Cendant Corporation, which specializes in car rentals, travel reservations, and real estate brokerage services. Nancy and Henry divorced in 2012 after 30 years of marriage. They literally lived around the block from Jeffrey Epstein.
Simon, Bren: Bren was the President of MBS Associates, a property management company. She and her husband (now deceased), support many children’s charities. Bren directs the Mel and Bren Simon Charitable Trust, which works closely with the Clinton Foundation (Haiti), the Clinton Global Initiative, and the Clinton School of Public Service (https://brensimon.com/our-work/). Bren is co-founder of The Family Support Center, a 24-hour child abuse care center. She also serves on the board of advisers for the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. In 1998, Bren began working with the Mission International Rescue Foundation (MIR), which serves the children and young women of La Romana, Dominican Republic. Bren also created the Centro de Promocion Rural Max Simon, an orphanage that provides a safe environment for boys who have been abandoned, abused, or are living in extreme poverty. She also created the Bren Simon MIR Foundation Girls’ Vocational School (https://cancer.iu.edu/giving/simon/bren-bio.php). Bren Simon used to be a member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Bill Clinton read a eulogy at her husband’s funeral (https://www.ibj.com/articles/67913-simon-sisters-among-top-political-donors-nationwide).
Simpson (Caruth), Sophie: Former literary agent at William Morris Agency. Serves as a Trustee for Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.
Sindi, Rena & Sami: Rena is a socialite and daughter of Nemar A. Kirdar, who founded Investcorp bank in the ‘80s with Arab oil money (https://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/27/style/put-on-your-toga-bring-castanets-rena-sindi-is-giving-a-party.html). In 2007, Rena attended a party for Allegra Hicks at Ghislaine Maxwell’s house (https://medium.com/@the_war_economy/investigation-jeffrey-epstein-d2ad68e2e845). Her husband, Sami, is a venture capitalist.
Slayton, Bobby: Actocomedian who admits to seeing Epstein in West Palm Beach a few times over the years. Slayton says that “they weren’t friends,” although he once went to Epstein’s Manhattan mansion for coffee (https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article234312632.html).
Smith Osborne: Not enough info.
Smith Peterson, Noona: Public relations officer and consultant who has worked for Tom Ford, Armani, Valentino, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, and Tod’s. She now has her own PR agency. In 2015, Forbes named her one of the 12 women who have changed Italian fashion (https://www.forbes.com/sites/declaneytan/2015/02/06/the-12-women-whove-changed-italian-fashion/#553827046f86). Noona is married to Enrico Erba, who is a client manager for Giorgio Armani.
Smith, James: Co-founder and CEO of Aegis Trust, an organization focused at stopping genocide in Rwanda. Aegis “enables students, professionals, decision-makers and a wider public to meet survivors and learn from their experiences” (https://www.aegistrust.org/what-we-do/).
Snyder, Maria: Model, designer, artist, and entrepreneur who has worked for the likes of Armani, Versace, Valentino, Calvin Klein, and Karl Lagerfield. Snyder attended a ‘Free the Slaves’ benefit in 2010 where she was photographed with hotelier Andre Balazs, who is mired in Epstein/Maxwell stink, and Brenda Schad, who appears just above (last name incorrectly spelled ‘Shad’).
Soames, Rupert & Milly: Rupert is a British businessman and CEO of Serco, a government contractor that provides health, transport, justice, immigration, defense, and citizen services. Soames and his company is heavily involved in many aspects of government (he is very close with former British Prime Minister David Cameron), and as such, has a huge impact on the public. For example, Serco has been contracted to work on a Coronavirus track-and-trace system for the United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) (https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jun/04/nhs-track-and-trace-system-not-expected-to-be-operating-fully-until-september-coronavirus). Soames’s family is very close with the Royal Family (https://www.popsugar.com/celebrity/photo-gallery/44913948/image/44914915/Camilla-Dunne-Honorable-Rupert-Soames-1988). Prince William served as a pageboy at Rupert and Camilla’s wedding in 1988. Soames is the grandson of Winston Churchill and his brother, Nicholas Soames, served as a British MP from 1983-2019. Nicholas has been accused of being sexist and making inappropriate remarks by several female MPs. Nicholas is also a very close friend of Prince Charles (https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/profile-charless-biggest-buddy-nicholas-soames-royalist-minister-for-food-1466703.html). Milly (Camilla) is Rupert’s wife and High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire. Milly is a Patron/Trustee for Pace Centre, a children’s charity dedicated to providing education for children with sensory motor disorders (https://thepacecentre.org/about-pace/mission-values-vision/), Heart of Bucks (https://heartofbucks.org/committees-patrons/), an all-purpose charity that divvies up money to many causes, several of which involve children (https://heartofbucks.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/hob-annual-report-2018-2019-web.pdf), Action4Youth (https://www.action4youth.org/trustees/), which “partners with government, schools, youth clubs, businesses, trusts and foundations, and others (https://www.action4youth.org/about-action4youth/vision-mission-values/). Camilla is also the daughter of Sir Thomas Raymond Dunne, who served as a Lord Lieutenant of Hereford and Worcester, Worcestershire, and Herefordshire. Her brother, Phillip, has been a British Conservative MP since 2005.
Sobrino, Esperanza: Director of Acquavella art gallery.
Solomon, Andrew: Writer for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and other publications. Member of Council on Foreign Relations where Epstein once served.
Soros Peter: Nephew of George Soros. Works as an investment banker. Soros’s name is circled in Epstein’s black book. It turns out that Epstein’s former house manager circled the names of all material witnesses before he died in 2014 (https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/07/jeffrey-epstein-black-book-nick-bryant).
Soros, Peter: Same as above.
Soto, Fernando de: Real estate consultant.
Soto, Jaime & Marina de: No info found.
South, Hamilton: Founder of HL Group, a large marketing firm. Former Chief Marketing Officer for Ralph Lauren. South was a good friend of Carolyn Besette Kennedy (wife of JFK Jr) before she died. He was also a good friend of Lee Radziwill, mother-in-law of Carole Radziwill, listed earlier in Epstein’s book (check out the letter ‘R’ thread), before Lee’s passing.
Souza, Carlos: Works in public relations for Valentino.
Spacey, Kevin: Famous actor who has been accused of sexual assault by actor Anthony Rapp and 14 others (https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2017/11/07/kevin-spacey-scandal-complete-list-13-accusers/835739001/). He was on the infamous Epstein Africa flight with Clinton and Chris Tucker. Spacey also made this chilling video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZveA-NAIDI), which many think was a direct threat to the Royal Family. As a lot of you know, Spacey was close with the Royal Family and Ghislaine Maxwell. Just last month, a picture surfaced of Spacey and Ghislaine sitting on the British throne (https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/04/uk/maxwell-spacey-throne-gbr-intl/index.html).
Squire, Hugo: See Hugo Swire below.
St. Bris, Edward: International license manager at Pierre Cardin.
Stanburry, Caroline: Reality TV star from the show Ladies of London. Stanbury has also worked in public relations and as a stylist. Ex-girlfriend of Prince Andrew (after his divorce from the Duchess of York) and actor Hugh Grant.
Stark, Koo: Famous photographer who dated Prince Andrew for nearly two years in the early ‘80s. Stark eventually married (and divorced) Tim Jefferies, who was listed earlier in Epstein’s book (check the J-L thread). Stark went on to have a daughter with someone else. Prince Andrew is the godfather.
Starzewski Thomas: Famous British fashion designer whose clothes have been worn by the Royal Family.
Steenkamp, Chris: Not enough info. Possibly the artist responsible for these lovely drawings (https://www.instagram.com/christophersteenkamp.art/?hl=en), but I cannot confirm.
Steiner, Jeffrey: Not enough info. Probably the co-managing partner of MWE real estate group. I could be wrong, though.
Steinkampf, Chris & Nina: No info found.
Stengel, Andrew: Former director of acquisitions for Miramax. Former aide to Governor Mario Cuomo (father of Andrew and Chris).
Stengel, Rick & Mary: Richard is an editor, author, and government official (Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs) under Barack Obama. Richard is now a Senior Advisor at Snapchat and serves on the board of CARE, a charity that caters to women and children (https://care.org/about-us/leadership/richard-stengel/). Mary is his South African wife. Nelson Mandela was the godfather to their son, Gabriel.
Stern, Allison & Leonard: Allison (nee Maher) is a former model and TV producer. Her husband, Leonard, is a billionaire businessman involved in real estate. Leonard founded Homes for the Homeless, a charity that aims to help the financially disadvantaged. A large focus of the charity is children and youth (https://www.hfhnyc.org/). Leonard is also quite the heartless bastard. He announced that he was selling a Homes for the Homeless apartment building in midtown Manhattan, forcing its inhabitants to move out (https://thejewishvoice.com/2019/12/billionaires-nyc-homeless-facility-boots-out-elderly-tenants-before-holidays/). Just to show an example of how all these wealthy people truly do know each other, here is a link with pictures of Malcolm Forbes’s 70th birthday party in Morocco in 1989. Forbes flew out 800 guests (https://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/this-was-then-malcolm-forbes-70th-birthday-part-i/), including Leonard and Allison Stern, Robert Maxwell (Ghislaine’s father), Rupert Murdoch, Ronald Perelman, Barbara Walters, Robert and Blaine Trump, Diane von Furstenberg, King Constantine, Henry Kissinger, James Goldsmith, Hamish Bowles, Gianni Agnelli, Kay Graham, Elizabeth Taylor, Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Walter Cronkite, Ann Getty, Fran Lebowitz, and more. Not only are these people rich, famous, and powerful, but many of them also appear in Epstein’s black book.
Stevens Michael: Not enough info.
Stopford-Sackville, Charlie &: Charles works in finance and securities. Owner of Drayton House (https://www.northamptonshiresurprise.com/organisation/drayton/) in Northamptonshire, England. Married to Shona McKinney, who I am guessing is the name that got cut off in Epstein’s black book. Shona is a good friend of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/columnists/article-317052/Marks-married-maiden.html, who is a key figure in this whole Jeffrey Epstein saga.
Stracher Kate: Kate is an artist who went to Oxford with Ghislaine, but claims that she hasn’t seen her since then. (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1365733/How-Prince-Andrew-shared-room-Epsteins-Caribbean-hideaway-busty-blonde-claimed-brain-surgeon.html).
Sundlun, Stuart: Managing director of BMB Advisors, a private equity firm. Son of Governor Bruce Sundlun of Rhode Island (1991-1995). Stuart’s father also served as director of the National Security Education Board (NSEB) for four years under Clinton. Bruce is a great friend of Clinton right hand man (and multiple-time passenger on Epstein’s flight log), Ira Magaziner. Magaziner also appeared in Epstein’s black book (check out the ‘M’ thread for more info).
Sunley, Mr James & Amanda: James is CEO of Sunley Holdings, an investment company.
Sutherland, Harry: Likely refers to the investment banker who is Chairman of CrossInvest, an offshore corporate service company.
Svenlinson, Peter: Venture capitalist and founder of The Column Group. Served as Chairman for several pharmaceutical companies (Aragon, which was sold to Johnson & Johnson and Seragon, until it was solid to Genentech/Roche).
Swire, Sophie: English fashion entrepreneur who established a school for jewelers and gem-cutters in Afghanistan at Prince Charles’s request (https://adventurersclub.org/archives/calendanov2015.php). Co-founder of Learning for Life, an educational charity. She was a Trustee and Chairperson from 1995-2000. Learning for Life has established over 250 schools for girls in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.
Swire, Hugo: Swire is a British Conservative Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 2001-2019. Son of Roger, director of Sotheby’s.
Swire, Jenny: Former Miss South Africa. Fashion director for Wedding Magazine and TV personality. Contributing editor for Tatler, a publication which has appeared more than ten times amongst Epstein’s contacts.
Swire, Mark: Involved in real estate.
Sykes, Lucy Ewen: Entrepreneur, fashion executive, and socialite. Fashion director of Marie Claire magazine. Former consultant for Ralph Lauren, T. J. Maxx, and Tommy Hilfiger. Good friend of nightclub guru Amy Sacco, who is one of the contacts listed earlier in this thread. Lucy and her husband attended a dinner for Prince Andrew at Epstein’s house in the early 2000s (https://www.thecut.com/2019/07/ghislaine-maxwell-the-socialite-on-jeffrey-epsteins-arm.html). Lucy’s husband, Euan Rellie, has been a friend of Ghislaine Maxwell’s for years.
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2020.08.06 16:56 MatthewMir WWE Network Primer Part 2 - Your guide to every match you should watch on the WWE Network during lockdown/quarantine.

Hi Everyone,
You may know me from my Essential Lists post I have posted throughout the last few years - which you can find here shameless plug I know
 
Unfortunately where I live in Australia is currently in a Stage 4 COVID-19 Lockdown which has given me some spare time to actually work on a new list - that looks at another top 100 WWE Matches.
 
These collection of matches are my own personal opinion of the another Top 100 WWE Matches; for this specific list I tried to include more forgotten gems and/or matches that I deserve more love from fans. I have not included Dave Meltzer’s ratings like I usually would on these lists but have decided to use CageMatch Ratings. I understand there is going to plenty of omissions of matches but before you comment saying matches are missing – please look at the original listed which I posted a few months ago. Also since a few people have commented on these posts saying 'stop throwing lists at us with no information' so on a few matches I’ve added a little bit of a backstory for new fans/fans of who haven’t seen the matches, some match details do contain spoilers, so you have been warned. I have also tried to add a link to each match as well; all videos come from the WWE Network.
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2020.08.01 00:36 InfernoAA The Aerial Assassin Part Two: Two Birds

Part One: It Lives, It Breathes

Build to NXT Takeover: WarGames II

On the heels of consecutive Takeover losses, Will Ospreay takes a step back to assess the situation, a video promo airing where he talks about how every Takeover he’s been a part of, he’s put on the best match of the night and had all the people talking about him, but that’s not enough for him. He didn’t give up being champion all over the world to come to NXT solely for making other people look good. He came to be the top of the mountain and he’s been on the brink of that time and time again. Cole stole the Ladder match right from under his nose, Ricochet barely managed to beat him, and he took Dunne to a place where no one ever has before. He’s not content settling for second best, so even if his life depends on it, he’s ending his first year in NXT as champion.

Whilst Ospreay’s fortunes haven’t turned out the way he wanted, Ricochet and Pete Dunne both left Takeover with gold and are on a collision course, facing off in a Winner Takes All match for the NA and UK Titles. The match is a barnstormer as expected but the bout is cut short due to interference from Undisputed Era, the trio hitting the ring to draw a No Contest. Retrieving steel chairs from under the ring, they look to injure the two champions, only for Will Ospreay to make his return, wiping them out with a Springboard Crossbody, before sending them packing with chair shots of his own! When he made his TV debut, the two men now laying at his feet came to his aid to fight UE, Ospreay returning the favour, though radiating an air of tension, Ricochet and Dunne also happening to be the ones to halt his rise at Takeovers. They may be allies in the ongoing war against UE, but beyond that, one way or another, he needs to beat either of them for their gold, or he’ll just be another failure, won’t he? The show closes on a conflicted Ospreay looking down at the titles strewn on the mat.

The following week, William Regal kicks off the show to further the investigation on Aleister Black’s attacker when he’s interrupted by UE, Cole demanding his rematch for the NA Title, having lost it in Brooklyn. Due to the interference in last week’s main event, Regal makes it a Triple Threat instead, Dunne also getting another shot at the gold to Cole’s chagrin. As the UE Leader bemoans indignantly, out comes Ospreay, who also expresses his desire to challenge for the title! He would’ve left NOLA with it if it wasn’t for Cole, and as much as he respects Ricochet, he can’t let him have the title over himself, so he insists Regal makes the match a 4-way. Regal mulls over it, before announcing that although his claims to the title aren’t as strong, he can give him a match with Cole, and should he win, he’ll be added to the match! Cole is irate, but the match takes place in the main event nonetheless, Ospreay getting a chance to kill two birds with one stone by getting redemption for NOLA, as well as bag a title shot. UE run interference left and right, Ricochet and Dunne noticeably not coming to Ospreay’s aid this time, but instead, the War Raiders, who’ve begun to develop some issues with the Tag Champs in the background, chasing KOR & Strong off! With Cole distracted by the commotion taking place outside the ring, Ospreay rolls him up and scores the victory, adding himself to the match!

Unlike previous opportunities of the same magnitude, Ospreay enters the match with his head down, making sure not to get too ahead of himself but rather focus on the task at hand. The remaining competitors make their respective entrances too, before the 4 get down to action, an exhilarating contest ensuing. Each man gets their moment to shine, with Ospreay especially looking like a star, not pulling any punches. In the end, with Ricochet taking out Cole on the outside, it’s just Ospreay and Dunne left inside the ring, Dunne looking to finish Ospreay off the same way he did in Brooklyn, but as he goes to snap the fingers, Ospreay kicks his head off his shoulders, before connecting an OSCUTTER! THIS COULD BE IT! ALL THE PAIN AND SACRIFICE FINALLY PAYING OFF! 1…2…RICOCHET WITH A SPRINGBOARD 450° SPLASH TO BREAK UP THE FALL! HE TOSSES OSPREAY OUT OF THE RING AND COVERS DUNNE! 1…2…3! By the skin of his teeth, Ricochet has retained! As the One and Only is handed his title, he scans the bodies scattered over the place, admiring his victory, only for his view to stumble on a shocked Ospreay, who had the match won if it wasn’t for Ricochet stealing the cover from him. Ricochet gives him a sheepish shrug, having to do whatever it takes to retain, but Ospreay shakes his head, struggling to come to terms with failing another high-profile by a hair.

As tensions between Ospreay and Ricochet continue to mount, along with Dunne lurking in the background, Cole demands another rematch, claiming that it was already unfair he didn’t get a one-on-one match, but on top of that, he wasn’t even involved in the finish! Ricochet comes out to confront the man he’s been at odds with since joining NXT, the two mouthing off with each other, only for Cole to strike Ricochet, getting his brethren to join in on a 3-on-1 beatdown! Dunne races out, not to Ricochet’s aid, but merely due to his own interests in beating up Strong, but it’s still not enough, the numbers in UE’s favour! Ricochet and Dunne hold on, expecting Ospreay to come out as he has in the past… but there’s no response! Seemingly still disgruntled by Ricochet stealing his pin, as well as having been left high and dry in his own match with Cole, Ospreay leaves the two to fend for themselves, who predictably get mauled. As they pose over the two, Cole reaching down to scoop up the NA Title, this music hits. IT’S KASSIUS OHNO! RETURNING FROM INJURY, OHNO COMES TO THE AID OF THE CHAMPS! Cole looks like he’s seen a ghost, frozen to the spot as Ohno races to the ring and sends bodies flying left and right! He comes face-to-face with Cole, the two engaging in fisticuffs, Ohno getting the better of Cole to the fans’ delight! He does his signature pose… ONLY FOR BOBBY FISH TO NAIL HIM WITH A STEEL CHAIR FROM BEHIND! OHNO ISN’T THE ONLY MAN RETURNING TONIGHT, UE BACK AT FULL STRENGTH AGAIN! UE are elated to see Fish back, the 4 using the odds to lay Ohno out too, standing tall over the fallen faces, still no sign of Ospreay…

The following week, the taped-up trio of Ricochet, Dunne and Ohno are shown outside the locker room, discussing amongst themselves. Dunne is livid about Ospreay not helping them out, wanting to bust down the door and exact on him what he missed out on last week. Ohno seems to be interested in the idea, but Ricochet plays peacekeeper, suggesting they talk to him instead. Dunne doesn’t seem to like the idea, but Ricochet forces Dunne to acquiesce. Before they can enter the room though, Ospreay opens the door from the other end, clearly unimpressed by their bickering, taking a step back to let them in. Ricochet pushes in front of Dunne and Ohno, ensuring no unnecessary violence ensues, before questioning Ospreay about last week. Ospreay seems surprised he even asked, telling them to look at the state of their supposed ‘team’ combatting UE. They couldn’t even make a simple decision to talk to him without almost fighting within themselves, and now they expect Ospreay to help them out when they didn’t have the decency to do the same for him? Ricochet opens his mouth to speak, but Ospreay tells him to save it, before trudging off, leaving a glum Ricochet, and an exasperated Dunne and Ohno.

However, with Ospreay not coming to their aid, they decide to take matters into their own hands, challenging UE to a 3-on-4 Handicap match, UE hastily accepting. As expected, the number’s advantage is too difficult to overcome, especially with Dunne and Ohno eventually leaving Ricochet to take the wrath of all 4 members at once, Cole pinning Ricochet for the victory! However, as UE celebrate, the lights go out! As they come back on, UE look left and right, but nothing has changed, except… OSPREAY TAKES THEM OUT WITH STEEL CHAIR SHOTS FROM BEHIND! The Aerial Assassin bends the steel over their backs, before striking them down like bowling pins with a Moonsault! He grabs the NA Title off the canvas, eyeing the gold intently, only to notice Ricochet starting to stir, looking up at Ospreay. The air is tense… but Ospreay chucks the title to Ricochet, nodding to him, before grabbing a mic, Dunne and Ohno starting to turn back at this point, Ospreay’s arrival piquing their interest. Ospreay booms that he’s sick of UE thinking they run NXT, and dysfunctional team or not, the 8 of them are going to end this one way or another! Upon hearing that, Regal arrives, saying that in that case, there’s only one thing left to do; On November 17, at Takeover, it will be Ospreay, Ricochet, Dunne, and Ohno taking on Undisputed Era… IN WARGAMES! And so, the stage is set, the 8 men finally getting a chance to settle their issues in the steel structure! With war on the horizon, Ohno takes on Fish in a WarGames Advantage match, in which Fish comes out on top, giving UE the upper hand heading into the bout, a post-match brawl setting the scene for WG.


NXT Takeover: WarGames II

The 4-on-4 bout takes place in the night’s main event, the dysfunctional quartet making their entrances first, everything looking to be fine… until they start bickering on who should enter first, the team almost dissolving right there and then, until Ricochet races down to the ring, preventing any further arguments. UE are out next, mocking the trio locked in the other shark cage, before letting Cole start the match for their team, operating as smoothly as ever. Nonetheless, Ospreay and co. are ready for their foes. They don’t have to like each other, but they’re determined to get this done. Will that be enough to beat the men that won WG last year though?

Will Ospreay, Ricochet, Pete Dunne and Kassius Ohno vs The Undisputed Era – 4-on-4 WarGames

The heated rivalry between Ricochet and Cole sets the pace for the rest of the match, as the two men throw bombs at each other from the get-go, burning passion and hatred for one another fuelling their desire to beat the other. Ricochet uses his agility to evade strikes from Cole, firing back some of his own instead, but as he calls for an early La Quebrada, Cole guns him out of the air with a SUPERKICK! The One and Only is the first to be introduced to the unforgiving steel, Cole bashing Ricochet’s head against it, before dragging it across the wall’s full length! Only 5 minutes in, it’s already looking like an intensely personal war, the steel opening a cut on Ricochet’s forehead, but the NA Champ braves through the crimson to take the fight back to his oppressor, only for the buzzer to sound, summoning the arrival of Kyle O’Reilly! The former Future Shock tandem batter and bruise Ricochet for the next 3 minutes, KOR targeting the leg with strikes to immobilise him, whilst Cole sends further punishment his way, connecting an Ushigoroshi and a Florida Keys, before raining down fists on the cut to try and draw further blood!

Ricochet finally finds some reprieve as the buzzer sounds once more, signalling the arrival of one of his teammates! However, they don’t seem to be as well coordinated as UE, all 3 men wanting to get their hands on the quartet that’s been making their lives hell for months, but eventually, Ohno pries himself free from the writhing bodies, dashing down to the ring to exact revenge on the two men who injured him earlier in the year in NOLA! With nowhere to run for Cole & KOR this time, Ohno has his way with them, throttling heavy duty elbows to jar their skulls and using his power to manhandle his smaller foes, ragdolling them from ring to ring, before introducing them to the surrounding steel mesh, tattooing them with welts all over! Ricochet has his fair share of fun too, using Ohno as a springboard to deliver innovative high-flying manoeuvres to send UE reeling! Strong is out next, the Messiah of the Backbreaker immediately living up to his moniker by crunching Ricochet and Ohno’s spines across his knee, against the turnbuckles, and against the steel! With the handicap advantage back in UE’s favour, they leave their opponents hurting, pure vitriol behind every move as they do their level best to make sure Ricochet and co. leave on stretchers!

As another 3 minutes elapse, the playing field equalises once more, but not before further bickering between Ospreay and Dunne, tension from Brooklyn carrying over, until Dunne shoulders his way past and races to the ring, salivating to get his hands on Roddy! Strong legs it, attempting to take a trip up the walls like he did last year, only this time the one fleeing from a fight! He isn’t so successful in his escape though as Dunne meets him half-way up the cage, clobbering him with forearms to the mush! Strong attempts to fight back, even almost pulling off an Avalanche Backbreaker, but Dunne keeps his firm grip on the cage, instead tearing one of Roddy’s hands off the cage and snapping his fingers! Strong holds on for dear life with the other hand, only for Dunne to send him crashing to the mat with an X-PLEX! The two warring sides continue slugging it out, a stalemate ensuing as both teams put each other through the ringer, going for strikes, aerial moves and high-impact finishers, as well as the steel inviting more prisoners to torture! The clock begins counting down once again to the glee of UE, as their final member, Fish, is released from the shark cage!

He doesn’t head to the ring though, instead flashing a signal to Cole, who nods and smirks, a mastermind plan seemingly brewing. Fish turns to head towards Ospreay, pushing past the line of referees to get in Ospreay’s face, taunting him from the other side of the cage! Frustrated, Ospreay lashes out with a forearm through the bars, only to fall into the trap, Fish grabbing him arm and yanking forwards, sending Ospreay’s head crashing into the bars! He does it repeatedly, swatting away the referees as they attempt to intervene, until Will is knocked woozy, before starting to push the cage away from the ramp… and taking him to the edge of the stage! He gives the wounded Sky King a cheeky wave, who frantically rattles the cage doors, yelling to be let out, only for FISH TO SEND OSPREAY CRASHING OVER THE EDGE! The crowd gasp in unison as Fish strolls away from the rubble, dusting off his hands and leisurely heads to the ring, the rest of UE cackling and clapping, everything going to plan. Meanwhile, Ricochet and co. are in disbelief, now one member down, forced to defeat UE in handicap fashion!

Fish brings plunder into the ring, the likes of steel chairs, tables, ladders, chains, trash cans, the works, giving UE an endless supply of torture devices to utilise on their opponents, before locking the door, not letting anyone else in even if they wanted to! The war rages on inside the two rings, UE absolutely mauling their foes and celebrating as the final buzzer for the match sounds to make things official but no one comes to the handicapped teams aid. Ospreay is recovered from the wreck by the medical team, who load the Aerial Assassin onto a stretcher with a sense of urgency, wheeling him back up to the stage. As they try to take him to the back though, he begins resisting, feebly tugging at the harnesses binding him down! The medical team plead with him to stay put so they can take him to the ambulance, only for Ospreay’s resistance to become stronger, pushing them back and tearing away at the straps! Cole gets ready to finish the match, only to turn as he notices the commotion, UE perturbed as Ospreay begins shuffling his way back down to the ring, clearly hurting yet still not going down without a fight!

However, with the cage door sealed shut, as well as Fish & KOR rushing over to ensure it stays that way, Ospreay keeps moving forwards, before stopping at the cage walls. Cole mocks and taunts him, telling him there’s no way in, only for Ospreay to start climbing the wall! Cole panics, sending Strong up to meet him and shake him off the walls, only for Ospreay to reach and grab his head, knocking him against the walls a few times, before tossing him to the canvas! Cole sends the Tag Champs to stop Ospreay at the top of the cage, the double-team momentarily holding back the Aerial Assassin, only for him to send them tumbling too! Cole is alarmed, though too anxious to be able to do anything, watching as Ospreay perches himself at the top of the cage… SHOOTING STAR PRESS WIPES OUT ALL OF UE! OSPREAY THROWS CAUTION TO THE WIND, KNOCKING UE DOWN LIKE DOMINOES! Though he suffers another harsh landing, Ospreay has a triumphant look on his face, tanking through the pain to stand united with his team, the playing field finally equal once more!

The faces are in tatters, all four having suffered thanks to UE, almost getting into another argument, but the pain unifies them this once, the four pulling each other up and standing together as a united front in one ring! UE drag themselves up too in the other ring, the two teams coming face-to-face to create an incredible visual, before all hell breaks loose once more, all eight men going to war! Countless ruthless spots follow, weapons and bodies being thrown all over the place! Ospreay pulls off another insane spot, running up a ladder that’s bridged against the cage, before leaping back and connecting an OSCUTTER ON COLE ON THE STEEL BRIDGE! Eventually, bodies collapse one by one out of exhaustion, Ohno and Fish taking each other out, Dunne and Strong occupied with one another, before KOR finally takes a tumble as he eats an OsCutter, leaving Ospreay and Ricochet taking on Cole! What was once a numbers advantage belonging to UE is now turned against them, Cole on the opposite end of a 2-on-1 beatdown by Ospreay and Ricochet, who work together seamlessly to lay out the UE Leader, before scaling to opposite turnbuckles, nailing SIMULTANEOUS MOONSAULTS! No Superkicks left to pluck them out of the sky, the two men cover Cole together! 1…2…3!

Will Ospreay, Ricochet, Pete Dunne and Kassius Ohno def. The Undisputed Era (38:10)

THE WAR IS FINALLY OVER! OSPREAY, RICOCHET, DUNNE AND OHNO HAVE DEFEATED UE! The once crumbling team rises from the ashes, overcoming the faction that has tormented them for the past 7 months, gaining sweet, sweet revenge! The four celebrate their success, raising each other’s arms in victory whilst UE lay scattered across the mat. They pose at the top of the cage as the show comes to an end, but just before it goes to black, Ospreay turns to look at the NA Title dangling from Ricochet’s hands…


Build to NXT Takeover: Phoenix

With the war against UE finally over, the four faces split off to take care of their own business, Ricochet continuing to defend his NA Title, Dunne heading back to NXT UK to lead the brand, whilst Ospreay and Ohno remain in NXT, looking to further their careers through championship pursuit. With Ospreay also being involved in the deciding pinfall at WG, he challenges Ricochet to a bout for his NA Title, only to be answered by Ohno instead, who brings up how he never got the chance to compete for the gold due to UE, Ospreay receiving his opportunity instead, believing its only fair if the two duke it out to determine the One and Only’s next challenger. Ospreay agrees, Regal making the match official for the latter part of December, the winner facing Ricochet on the first episode of NXT in 2019!

The former allies go head-to-head the following week, Ospreay taking on Ohno in a high-stakes encounter! The Knockout Artist subdues Will using his impactful offense, connecting a Cyclone Kick, a Hero’s Welcome and a KO, but each time the Aerial Assassin wills himself back to his feet, not letting himself be knocked out! He responds by taking to the skies, connecting an SSP, a Rainham Maker and an Air Assassin, but the same result ensues, Ohno eating up the offense and returning to his feet! Ohno almost nabs the victory with a Kassius Klutch, but Ospreay just barely manages to get to the ropes to force the break! Eventually, Kassius goes to finish things off with the Ohno Blade, but as he spins around, Ospreay springs off the ropes and connects an OSCUTTER, securing the pinfall after a 20-minute war against one of the world’s best wrestlers! As Ospreay celebrates the huge victory after the match, Ricochet heads out from the back, applauding his rival, but it’s clear from his eyes that he’s prepared to do whatever it takes to beat Ospreay, Will almost defeating him back in Chicago, but with the most recent victory ultimately picked up by the NA Champ, one has to wonder what effect it has on Ospreay’s confidence heading into the match…

The long-awaited rematch, 7 months in the making, closes out the first NXT of the new year, the two receiving ample time to put on another classic. Ospreay is out first, looking more determined than he ever has been in his career, having fallen short time and time again, on the brink of victory in the 4-Way back in October only to have the match plucked from his hands by the current champion, believing that this has to be his moment. Ricochet is out next, slight concern in his eyes after the tactics he had to resort to last time, yet overpowered by pride and confidence. In another lengthy match between the two, they tear the house down, Ospreay coming close on multiple occasions to put down the Champ, only for rope breaks and desperate kick outs from Ricochet saving the match. In the end, Ospreay nabs a Silent Whisper to the jaw, staggering a defenceless Ricochet, before springing onto the ropes for the OsCutter… SUPERKICK BY JOHNNY GARGANO! WHAT THE HELL IS JOHNNY WRESTLING DOING?! As the referee throws the match out, Gargano gets all over Ospreay, pummelling the exhausted challenger with fists to the skull, before going after Ricochet too, cleaning house with a pair of Superkicks! As the crowd boo the recently-turned dark Gargano, he grabs a mic and stands over the fallen competitors, uttering ‘This is my moment’, before raising the NA Title high to close the show!

An exasperated Ospreay kicks off the following week, storming to the ring and calling out Gargano, only to receive no response. He taps the microphone against his head, trying to compose himself, only to lash out, exclaiming that for far too long, he’s been screwed out of opportunity after opportunity, someone always there trying to steal the spotlight from him! The world saw last week that they were going to crown a new NA Champion if it wasn’t for Gargano’s interference, and they saw that back in October too, success in the palm of hands. He’s done letting people walk all over him, so to Gargano or anyone else who wants to steal his spotlight, come out now so he can defeat all of them at once, before taking the NA Title that belongs to him! As he paces furiously about the ring, Gargano’s theme hits! Ospreay’s expression turns from peeved to ravenous, chomping at the bit to get his pound of flesh from Gargano, but as he waits, no one comes out! However, he senses movements coming from behind him, Gargano trying to jump Ospreay, but the Aerial Assassin is ready, spinning around to stop him dead in his tracks, before pouncing on Johnny, the two getting into a brawl! Ricochet hits the ring, wanting to get involved in the action too after finding himself on the opposite end of an attack from Gargano too! Ospreay goes for an OsCutter on Gargano, only for him to drag Ricochet into the line of fire, Ospreay dropping the NA Champ whilst Gargano slips to the outside, but there’s no regret in the Aerial Assassin’s eyes, instead staring down at Ricochet’s unmoving body, emotionless.

On the go-home show, with the NA Title scene in shambles, Regal heads out to announce the bout taking place at Takeover: Phoenix, but before he can do so, Gargano rushes out and demands to be put in the match! He adds that what he did to Ricochet and Ospreay was nothing personal, but as Aleister Black learned, you get in Gargano’s way, you wake up on your back. If he won’t be given the NXT Title, then he wants the NA Title instead! Regal retorts that he was considering banning Gargano from showing up in Phoenix altogether to ensure the show runs smoothly, to which Gargano complains that he’s Johnny Takeover so he should be at every show. Before the two can continue though, out comes Ospreay, stating that before, he would’ve sided with Regal and had no Gargano at the show, but now, he wants Gargano there because it’s the only way he can get his hands on the coward. Regal gives his words thought, but not for long as Ricochet comes out soon after, declaring that he doesn’t give a damn on who he has to face, exclaiming that he’ll take on both for all he cares. All he wants is that they cut the talking and get to fighting, because he’s getting tired standing around doing nothing. Regal agrees, stating that since the champion himself has decreed so, he’s happy to let the three of them fight it out amongst themselves in Phoenix for the NA Title! They don’t wait for then though, flinging themselves at each other early and engaging in a heated free-for-all! The show closes with Ricochet taking out Ospreay and Gargano with a Moonsault, the NA Champ trotting to the back with his gold, potential foreshadowing for Takeover…


NXT Takeover: Phoenix

Weeks of animosities have lead to this, as three men enter Takeover at each other’s throats, only one of them set to leave with the North American Title! Gargano enters first, decked out in Dark Phoenix inspired attire, followed by Ospreay in his signature cloak, Gargano evacuating the ring upon noticing the Aerial Assassin, Ricochet closing out the bunch, wearing Miles Morales inspired gear and hoisting his gold up high with pride. The three head to their respective corners, ready to shoot out of them as soon as the bell rings.

Will Ospreay vs Ricochet (c) vs Johnny Gargano – NXT North American Championship

Ospreay is the first to move, sprinting at Gargano, who moves out of the way, only for Ospreay to spring off the middle rope… DROPPING RICOCHET WITH AN OSCUTTER! Right out of the gates, Ospreay dropped the NA Champ and sent him bouncing out of the ring! Ospreay spins around, eyes locked on Gargano, who returns a look of shock. Ospreay bolts at Gargano again, except this time he doesn’t miss, the two swinging wild fists at one another, Gargano proceeding to knee Ospreay in the gut and try for a Baby Ace Crusher, only for Ospreay to perform a handstand and bounce back to his feet! The two rebound off the ropes, picking up momentum and attempting to floor the other with fast-paced high-flying moves, but both men are prepared, pulling out counter after counter, Ospreay eventually landing in his superhero pose as Gargano dashes at him, causing Johnny Wrestling to stumble back into the ropes. He feels the ropes lurch as Ricochet bounces off of them, decking Ospreay with a Springboard European Uppercut! He follows up with a Tornado DDT and a Rickrack to send Ospreay out of the ring, getting some of his own time with Gargano!

The action is more technical this time, Gargano wanting to slow down the pace to curtail Ricochet’s aerial manoeuvres, the One and Only struggling in the clutches of the Rebel Heart, but able to create the necessary separation just in time for Ospreay to return back inside, who decks both men with a Pip Pip Cheerio! The three trade hurricanranas, before Gargano decides to powder, having not had the opportunity to catch his breath yet unlike the other two competitors, but they go right after him, Ospreay shoving Ricochet out of the way and claiming Gargano as his own, taking him down with a Sasuke Special! Ricochet is hot on his heels though, delivering a Corkscrew Moonsault Plancha to wipe Ospreay out! Ospreay and Ricochet brawl outside the ring, Ricochet attempting to send Ospreay into the barricade, only for him to rebound off of it, attempting another OSCUTTER! Ricochet has him scouted this time, catching him mid-air with a Lungblower, only for Gargano to floor him with a Running Cannonball off the apron! Gargano takes both his opponents to the steel ramp, attempting to Suplex both of them, but it backfires, Ospreay and Ricochet slamming his back into the steel instead with a vicious tandem Snap Suplex!

They slide back inside the ring, continuing their fight from NXT TV, trading Suplexes, before taking to the skies, both trying for Shooting Star Presses, only for the other to get the knees up, both men left reeling! Ospreay goes for a Brainbuster on Ricochet, but as the Champ is upside-down, Gargano nails Ospreay with a Slingshot Spear, crumpling not only him, but also driving Ricochet’s head into the canvas with a snap! Gargano picks at the pieces, delivering a Rolling Solebutt to Ospreay, followed by a Lawn Dart! He turns his attention to Ricochet, connecting a Diced Bread, before sending him into the same corner as Ospreay, a Hesitation Dropkick killing two birds with one stone! Gargano drags Ricochet back to the centre, clamping on a GARGA-NO ESCAPE, only for Ospreay to cinch in an Iron Octopus on Gargano, forcing him to release and ram Ospreay repeatedly in the corner, setting him on the top rope. Gargano meets him there, connecting a flurry of punches to the head, only for Ospreay to slip through between his legs, pulling his head back for a Cheeky Nandos! He heads back to the top rope, attempting an Avalanche Sit-Out Powerbomb, but Gargano pulls back, going for an AVALANCHE HURRICANRANA… OSPREAY FLIPS ACROSS THE RING ONTO RICOCHET, NAILING HIM WITH A FRANKENSTEINER! As Ospreay powers back to his feet, he turns around into a SUPERKICK! 1…2…KICK OUT!

Gargano is beside himself, stomping his foot in the corner, signalling for another, only to eat a Silent Whisper from Ospreay! Ricochet pops onto Ospreay’s shoulders, delivering a Poisoned Frankensteiner! He scores a BENADRYLLER on Gargano, swooping into a cover of his own! 1…2…KICK OUT! Ricochet yanks Gargano back to his feet, connecting a VERTIGO, before racing to the top rope… 630° SENTON! BUT AS HE GOES FOR THE COVER, OSPREAY TOSSES RICOCHET OUT OF THE RING! 1…2…RICOCHET PULLS THE REFEREE OUT OF THE RING! Ospreay almost got his revenge from months ago, though the Champion was just one step ahead of him, but only one, unprepared for OSPREAY VAULTING OVER THE TURNBUCKLES TO WIPE RICOCHET OUT! As Ospreay goes to return back inside, he’s welcomed by a HANGMAN’S DDT FROM GARGANO! Gargano follows up with a SLINGSHOT DDT, before shooting the half! 1…2…NOOOOO! Anxious the match might slip from between his fingers, Gargano tears the mats up on the outside, attempting to Suplex Ospreay onto the exposed concrete… RICOCHET DROPS GARGANO ONTO IT WITH THE SKY IS FALLING! The impact sends shockwaves up Ricochet’s legs though, allowing Ospreay to capitalise and drape him over the top rope, connecting a BURNING STAR PRESS, followed by a RAINHAM MAKER and an OSCUTTERRRRRRRR! 1…2…2.99! RICOCHET’S FOOT GETS UNDER THE ROPE JUST IN TIME!

Ospreay is in disbelief, no better opportunity to win than that, and it was the ropes that saved Ricochet! Ospreay gets on Ricochet, raining down with strikes, letting all his anger seep out, until he lays on his back next to Ricochet, drained of all energy. He draws deep breaths as he stares up at the bright lights, remembering how it felt to stare up at them back in Chicago when he first lost to Ricochet in NXT. Determined to not let that happen again, Ospreay hauls himself back to his feet and up the ropes, perching himself on the top turnbuckle! He slowly rises before making a signal… HE’S GOING FOR THE 630° SENTON, THE MOVE THAT COST HIM LAST TIME! WAIT, GARGANO JOINS OSPREAY AT THE TOP… AVALANCHE HURTS DONUT! The impact sends Ospreay out of the ring, leaving Ricochet and Gargano alone, but as Gargano goes for a Superkick, Ricochet nails him with one of his own! He follows up with a Cross-Legged Samoan Driver, before heading to the top… 630° SENTON! 1…2…3!

Ricochet (c) def. Will Ospreay and Johnny Gargano to retain the NXT North American Championship (22:18)

Yet again, Ospreay had the match seemingly in the bag, only for Gargano to cost him it, before taking the pinfall himself, allowing Ricochet to retain! As the bell rings, the cameras reveal a forlorn Aerial Assassin at ringside, yet another opportunity squandered…


Build to NXT Takeover: New York

Following his loss at Takeover, Ospreay isn’t seen for a few weeks, leading to concern that Phoenix may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back, but those concerns are put to bed following a main event featuring Ricochet successfully defending his title, Ospreay’s music hitting to a grand ovation! As he heads down to the ring, Ricochet clutches his title a little tighter, before coming face-to-face with the Aerial Assassin. The two men stare at each other for a good few moments, unmoving, until Ospreay… extends his hand? Unlike previous times though, Ricochet isn’t buying it, sensing something fishy in the air. Instead, he grabs a mic and asks Ospreay what all of this about, showing up randomly after his match after being AWOL just to shake his hand? Ospreay sighs, nodding his head at Ricochet’s astute observation, telling him that over the weeks he’s been away, he’s done a lot of thinking.

He promised to end his first year without a championship, but clearly that hasn’t gone his way. He was considering coming out here and asking for another shot since he wasn’t pinned, until a better idea hit him. What if he doesn’t fight against Ricochet for gold… but with him? Solo, things just haven’t been going his way, so what if the two put their rivalry to bed for a while and enter the Dusty Classic together? Think about it, Ospreay and Ricochet, the dream team. If they wanted to, they could make this work, just like they did at WarGames, where Ospreay won his only Takeover fighting alongside the One and Only rather than against. He extends his hand once again, the offer still on the table. Ricochet responds, stating that when Ospreay started talking, he was hesitant, but… he does raise a fair point. He could leave New York as Double Champion, Ospreay could win his first piece of gold… He accepts! The two men finally share grins, the tension seeming to dissipate just like that, the two rivals teaming up!

In the first round, they face the well-oiled tandem of Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner, who bring a gritty fight out of their opposition, Ospreay & Ricochet eventually scoring the pinfall with an SSP/Moonsault combo, moving on! The second round is a much tougher draw as they face #DIY! Whilst Gargano headed into the Triple Threat alone, he tags with the NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa this time, posting a near insurmountable performance, but Ospreay & Ricochet are able to soar that bit higher, a tandem OsCutte630° Senton on Ciampa allowing them to move to the Finals! En route there though, due to Ciampa being forced to vacate the NXT Title due to injury, Ospreay and Ricochet are placed in a #1 Contender’s Six-Pack Challenge involving Cole, Black, Velveteen Dream and Matt Riddle! The match is nonstop, Ospreay & Ricochet teaming up at certain points to take out the competition, but when they nail their tag team finisher on Dream, they argue over who should pin him, allowing Cole to slip in from behind and toss them out of the ring, stealing the pin for himself! The two seem to be heated after the match, getting into a bit of a shoving match, potential cracks starting to form in their relationship ahead of the Finals next week! They sweep it under the rug though, focusing their attention on the Finals instead, but the argument instils slight doubt in both men’s minds…

In the Finals, they face the team of Black & Ohno, the Knockout Artist leaving WG in the past and laying his loyalties with one of his former indie tag team partners. Ospreay & Ricochet don’t let it concern them though, no signs of last week’s argument showing up either, seemingly a red herring judging by their Finals performance. The two teams put on a Takeover-worthy performance, but in the end, Black & Ohno nail Ricochet with a Black Mass/KO Blow combo, Black pinning Ricochet for 3 whilst Ohno prevents Ospreay from breaking the fall up, the Sky King dropping to his knees as his dreams are shattered once more! After the match, Ospreay helps Ricochet up to his feet, the two men heading to the back with their heads hanging low in disappointment and shame at falling short after coming oh so close. They turn down a backstage interview, the silence speaking louder than any words they could possibly muster up in the moment.

With Takeover only a week away, the two men are left without a match, not having made any back-up plans in case of losing the Tournament, leading to them kicking off the following week, talking about their performance and how they don’t have matches at TO… before Ricochet turns to face Ospreay, saying that one year ago the two men debuted in NOLA in an NA Ladder match and have since gone on to share the ring more than anyone else over the past year… so one more wouldn’t hurt, right? Ospreay is caught off guard by the offer, believing the Tag Tournament would be his final shot, but Ricochet continues, saying he’s the #1 Contender and never got to finish his 1-on-1 match with him, so it only makes sense. Of course, if he doesn’t want the match, Ricochet can go searching for a different opponent… only for Ospreay to butt in, enthusiastically accepting! Before he gets too far ahead of himself though, Ricochet claims that since he’s giving him this match, it’s going to happen on his terms… IN A LADDER MATCH! One year ago, they were two of the last people duking it out on the Ladder, so this year, it’ll just be the two of them, the better man being the last one remaining at the top! Ospreay nods, the two men shaking hands to make the bout official, setting the stage for one final chance for Ospreay! Loss after loss after loss… could this be the one?


NXT Takeover: New York

Will Ospreay vs Ricochet (c) – NXT North American Championship Ladder Match

In another epic instalment in the long-running rivalry between Ospreay and Ricochet, they pull out all the stops, ranging from insane spots to sublime storytelling, Ricochet cutting Ospreay off at every twist and turn, until Ospreay finally breaks through, nailing the 630° Senton on Ricochet through a Ladder, before scaling to the top and unhooking the gold, becoming the new NA Champ!

Will Ospreay def. Ricochet (c) to win the NXT North American Championship (27:37)

OSPREAY’S DREAM HAS COME TRUE! AFTER ONE LONG YEAR OF BEING DENIED, OSPREAY IS THE NEW NXT NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION! Tears roll down his cheeks as he holds the title up high, winning his first piece of gold in NXT!
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2020.07.29 00:10 AlexBigGay Every Paper Mario Game Ranked

Having played (and mostly 100%’d, minus recipes in TTYD and SPM, Catch Cards, and Roshambo) all 6, I feel like I should give a rankings list.
  1. Sticker Star- You all probably saw this one coming. While I honestly don’t despise the game like most people, I still think it pales in comparison to every other entry. Story is bland, I don’t even remember most levels, running out of attacks is irritating, and those Secret Door sticker spots are annoying to backtrack to. The sticker museum is also endlessly tedious to fill out, and basically requires you to play through each level twice. The ending is also a major cop-out. That being said, I still had some fun with it. Also, the music is pretty sweet. (though that applies to the whole series, honestly)
  2. Color Splash- Honestly? The battle system is worse here. It suffers from the same issues as Sticker Star, but now it also takes WAY too long to set up an attack. Seriously, it could’ve done without the gamepad’s touchscreen controls being shoehorned in. That aside, the overworld is actually super fun to move around in, and there’s an innate sense of satisfaction in restoring color to the world. It’s been said many times over, but I feel like not mentioning it would be criminal- the writing is amazing. I feel compelled to go out of my way and talk to EVERYBODY to make sure I didn’t miss any good bits. That’s a compliment, if you couldn’t tell. The Koopalings also felt interesting in this game, for once. Another complaint, though? Things shouldn’t be required to win boss battles. I had to look up how to beat literally every Koopaling, since I’m not a fan of getting halfway through a boss fight and find out that I didn’t have the one specific Thing that’s required to win. Even worse is that replicas don’t work! In Iggy’s case it’s at least integrated into progression, but it just feels like a slap on the wrist in every other case! I think you can beat Morton and MAYBE Larry or Lemmy without them? Either way, it’s just a massive inconvenience tacked on to an already inconvenient battle system. Rant over.
  3. 64- Yep, you heard me- the OG Paper Mario ISN’T placed above the entire modern trilogy. Let me explain. Most notably, this game is SIGNIFICANTLY harder than every other entry, with the bosses of the last 3 chapters in particular standing out. Huff n’ Puff is tedious, Crystal King does ridiculous amounts of damage, and Bowser... well, confession time- I’ve never ACTUALLY finished this one. I’ve gotten every Badge, found every Star Piece, and even cooked every recipe- but to this day I still haven’t managed to defeat Bowser in his final phase. Salt aside, this game just feels... slow. I don’t know how to phrase it any better, honestly. It always feels like it’s been ages since you’ve last seen the light when you finish a dungeon. Anyone else feel this, or did I just play the game while I was in a sour mood? That aside, combat is fun, and I love the plots of the individual chapters as well. Each partner also has their own unique uses, which leads to plenty of variety between battles. This game also marked the debut of the one thing that stayed constant throughout the series- Bowser’s hamminess.
  4. Origami King- It probably has a lot to do with the fact that I just finished it, but I had a blast (😔) with this game. While weapons do break after repeated use, I never found myself needing to stop what I was doing to restock on them, and it encouraged variety in tactics without being intrusive. Me being a complete moron made battles way harder than they needed to be, (I’m still not very good with the ring) but it didn’t dampen the experience too much. The top-notch writing from Color Splash returns here, and I honestly think they did even better here. The rescued toads, the Legion of Stationary, Bowser’s Minions, and everyone in between had something interesting to say. Story-wise, I was always eager to see what came next, and found myself way more invested than I expected to be. Olivia, Bobby, and Kamek are definitely the highlights in terms of characters. Also, Mario actually showing emotion when redacted because of spoilers, but you know what I’m talking about if you’ve played the game was... refreshingly serious, and honestly caught me off guard. The confetti wasn’t quite as satisfying as the paint hammer, but I think it made a fine substitute. A few annoying minigames steer me away from replaying it anytime soon, but I can look past those in the grand scheme of things.
  5. The Thousand Year Door- Probably even more blasphemous than Origami King being above 64, honestly. TTYD was an absolute joy from start to finish, and I honestly can’t think of much to say against it. The story, characters, writing, combat, strategy... I could go on, but there’s not really much to say here that hasn’t already been parroted a million times. I absolutely adore how each partner has their own established history and personality, which really adds a lot more to them than just gameplay mechanics. Even some non-party members like Crump, Doopliss, and Flavio are iconic! My one notable complaint is the amount of mandatory backtracking. It’s basically unavoidable in an RPG, and it’s not too glaring in most chapters, but chapters 4, 5, and 7 are rife with it.
  6. Super Paper Mario- Technically it shouldn’t even be in the same series, given that both the gameplay and story are completely disconnected from the rest of the series, but the title and art-style say otherwise. Honestly? It’s probably nostalgia, given that this was the first Paper Mario I played, but it also holds another distinction... I’ve played through it at least 3 times. I’ve only ever played the other entries once. (well, I played Sticker Star twice since I foolishly deleted my first file over it not being in the star slot) Something draws me back to this game time and time again. Is it the captivating story? The memorable characters? The classic gameplay? The charming art direction? Honestly, I don’t even know myself! All I know is that this game is definitely doing something very right if it’s able to pull me back in like the Void. My only real complaint is that the flip meter is dumb, and the mechanic being exclusive to Mario honestly feels like an excuse for you to use him after unlocking other characters, much like wall-jumping and the Wing Cap in 64 DS. Honestly that’s more of a nitpick than it is a glaring issue though, really. I love this game to pieces, and it’s still up there as one of my favorite video games in general.
Any points you agree/disagree with? How would you rank the games? Feel free to discuss in the comments!
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