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GEORGE W BUSHI
Jul 1, 2012



Fwiw in Japan all the smaller stuff is going ahead. Going to a Sendai Girls show on Sunday and all that's changed is they're asking people to wash their hands and wear masks and don't cough on people

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Vertigo Ambrosia
May 25, 2004
Heretic, please.

Von Linus posted:

Have fun dude, I'm sure it'll be good.

Apparently Inner Circle was amazing. I'm just talking it down because I' can't go.

Currently making GBS threads it because coronavirus might do for Patricks day parade here by a public announcement, and that may make things difficult to have OTT Scrappermania here.

Oh poo poo really? I don't care about the parade but I'm also going to Scrappermania...

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

plz remember that it was ~ME~ who told you that everything you like is actually really not good, because I knew all along.





Scrappermania is next Saturday. Current card:

CT Flexor and the Woke Queens (Debbie Keitel and Valkyrie) vs Dan Barry, Toni Storm and Katey Harvey
Joe Cabray and B Cool vs True Pros (Michael May and Liam Royal)
PAC vs LJ Cleary
Scotty Davis defends the No Limits title against Omari
Sammii Jayne defends the women's title against Amy Allonsy
Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate) defend the tag titles against More Than Hype (Darren Kearney and Nathan Martin)
David Starr vs Jon Moxley

History Comes Inside!
Nov 20, 2004






Lipstick Apathy

Surprised the WWE talent hasn't been pulled yet like wxw just had, but then again I guess maybe WWE doesn't give a gently caress about NXT UK just like everyone else in the world.

Von Linus
Apr 6, 2006
I complete me.

Vertigo Ambrosia posted:

Oh poo poo really? I don't care about the parade but I'm also going to Scrappermania...

The announcement today from the government was that the parade is going ahead. Let us pray.

Quantum of Phallus
Dec 27, 2010




I'm away in London for Scrappermania so I'll have to buy a stream. Can't wait to see it

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

plz remember that it was ~ME~ who told you that everything you like is actually really not good, because I knew all along.





https://twitter.com/ProWresLand/sta...6424779776?s=20
https://twitter.com/themib/status/1...2990377986?s=20

Numero6
Oct 10, 2012

ここは地の果て 流されて俺
今日もさすらい 涙も涸れる
ブルーゲイル


loving scabs.

Vertigo Ambrosia
May 25, 2004
Heretic, please.

And if you weren't here you won't even get to see his final promo!

https://twitter.com/Jeszbort/status...5281540097?s=19

wXw has been kind of disappointing me lately (Kelly being reduced to a prop to give Alexander James sexism heat is the grossest example), but this just makes me mad.

Von Linus
Apr 6, 2006
I complete me.

History Comes Inside! posted:

Surprised the WWE talent hasn't been pulled yet like wxw just had, but then again I guess maybe WWE doesn't give a gently caress about NXT UK just like everyone else in the world.

Tyler has been pulled from loads of shows, I don't think they've defended the belts as a unit since they won them a year ago. It's a bit of a loving joke to bre honest.

Edit: State broadcaster RTE's health correspondent has said the Parade will probably be cancelled as the mood has changed. Not looking great for Scrapper.

Von Linus fucked around with this message at 10:29 on Mar 9, 2020

Vertigo Ambrosia
May 25, 2004
Heretic, please.

So the winner of Carat was pretty unexpected!

Having Cara Noir win over Mike Bayley is an interesting and weird choice; I like Cara a lot, but Bailey has much more history with the company. Cara vs Bobby Gunn's would be an interesting match, but not one that i could see Cara winning, whereas Bailey has history with Bobby.


Von Linus posted:


Edit: State broadcaster RTE's health correspondent has said the Parade will probably be cancelled as the mood has changed. Not looking great for Scrapper.

Well gently caress.

Von Linus
Apr 6, 2006
I complete me.

Vertigo Ambrosia posted:

So the winner of Carat was pretty unexpected!

Having Cara Noir win over Mike Bayley is an interesting and weird choice; I like Cara a lot, but Bailey has much more history with the company. Cara vs Bobby Gunn's would be an interesting match, but not one that i could see Cara winning, whereas Bailey has history with Bobby.


Well gently caress.

Cara is Progress champion, WXW and Progress are coopted by WWE, Bailey is a free agent. So...


Yeah, the Parade has been cancelled, definitely. They imght go with either advising people not to go to large gatherings, or setting a limit of 5k on gatherings, initially.

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

KISS ME KRIS

OTT should get a purell sponsorship like the porn theaters have. Free hand sanitizer with every ticket purchased.

Von Linus
Apr 6, 2006
I complete me.

I'd rather they just slipped the gardai a fiver so they could keep the stadium open.

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

KISS ME KRIS

Von Linus posted:

I'd rather they just slipped the gardai a fiver so they could keep the stadium open.

but free hand sanitizer rules.

Gaz-L
Jan 28, 2009


coconono posted:

but free hand sanitizer rules.

And at this rate you'll be able to flip it for more profit than some houses in a couple of weeks.

Von Linus
Apr 6, 2006
I complete me.

In my Scrapper gloomwatch, I don't think I am going either way as I have immunocompromised family member, so can't risk it. Government making a further announcement on Friday regarding large gatherings.

Von Linus
Apr 6, 2006
I complete me.

Scrapper cancelled. Cancel anything you've booked if you can

History Comes Inside!
Nov 20, 2004






Lipstick Apathy

Von Linus posted:

In my Scrapper gloomwatch, I don't think I am going either way as I have immunocompromised family member, so can't risk it. Government making a further announcement on Friday regarding large gatherings.

Well at least it's out of your hands now dude

quote:


Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the country's schools, colleges and childcare facilities are to close in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

From 6pm today, schools, colleges and childcare facilities will close.

In relation to cultural institutions, indoor gatherings of more than 100 people will not be permitted and a maximum outdoor gathering of 500 people will be allowed. The restrictions will stay in place until 29 March.

On the plus side surely this means a ticket refund so you aren't out of pocket?

E: you beat me to it

Von Linus
Apr 6, 2006
I complete me.

History Comes Inside! posted:

Well at least it's out of your hands now dude


On the plus side surely this means a ticket refund so you aren't out of pocket?

E: you beat me to it

I'm not actually worried about the cash personally, it's more the potential damage being done to OTT (and actually a lot of independent wrestling) because of this. I think I'll probably buy their merch or something to support them.

Lamuella
Jun 26, 2003

It's like goldy or bronzy, but made of iron.




Yeah, I feel really bad for all the indie companies and wrestlers losing out right now. WWE (and even NJPW and AEW) can eat a bad month, but a small company cancelling a show - especially a big show - either screws them, their talent, or usually both.

Quantum of Phallus
Dec 27, 2010




OTT are hosed. The amount of money they're gonna loss is crazy

Ziggy Tzardust
Apr 7, 2006




Mox donated to the gofundme people are doing for OTT. Best champion

Von Linus
Apr 6, 2006
I complete me.

the Ott gofundme is nearly up to 6 grand, I think that'll go up a bit once people get their refunds. Let us pray anyway. Joe is blown away by the whole thing, it's mad people are pulling together for OTT like this.

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

plz remember that it was ~ME~ who told you that everything you like is actually really not good, because I knew all along.





Last year's Scrappermania will be made free for all to view tomorrow to make up for the coronavirus cancellation of this year's one

https://twitter.com/OTT_wrestling/s...511278039207936

Angelico & Rey Horus vs Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) vs Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) vs Club Tropicana (Aidan Epic & Captain Sexsea) in a fatal fourway
More Than Hype (Darren Kearney, LJ Cleary and Nathan Martin) vs The Rapture (Charlie Sterling, Sha Samuels and Zack Gibson)
Hurricane Helms and Angel Cruzers (Angel Cruz and B Cool) vs Justy, Sammy D and Team Prick (Peter and Rick) in a 3-on-4 handicap match
Dan Barry vs David Starr
Meiko Satomura vs Session Moth Martina
Kings of the North (Bonesaw, Damien Corvin and Dunkan Disorderly) defend the tag titles against British Strong Style (Pete Dunne, Trent Seven and Tyler Bate); winners are tag champs, losers leave town
Raven Creed defends the women's title against Debbie Keitel (with Valkyrie)
Jushin Liger vs Scotty Davis
WALTER defends the world title against Jordan Devlin

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

WALTER/Devlin loving slaps, everyone needs to watch that if they haven't yet

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






Slippery Tilde

I've been friends with such a large chunk of the big uk talent for such a long time now that getting all giddy around wrestlers is a novel experience these days

Awkward corona elbow bumping with shota in a small bingo hall in cardiff omg holy poo poo

forkboy84
Jun 13, 2012

I thought the redtext someone dumped on you was in bad taste and a bit much so here's a corgi instead.

Skarsnik posted:

I've been friends with such a large chunk of the big uk talent for such a long time now that getting all giddy around wrestlers is a novel experience these days

Awkward corona elbow bumping with shota in a small bingo hall in cardiff omg holy poo poo

Must be nice getting meet a future IWGP HW Champ

Quantum of Phallus
Dec 27, 2010




Chris James 2 posted:

Last year's Scrappermania will be made free for all to view tomorrow to make up for the coronavirus cancellation of this year's one

https://twitter.com/OTT_wrestling/s...511278039207936

Angelico & Rey Horus vs Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) vs Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) vs Club Tropicana (Aidan Epic & Captain Sexsea) in a fatal fourway
More Than Hype (Darren Kearney, LJ Cleary and Nathan Martin) vs The Rapture (Charlie Sterling, Sha Samuels and Zack Gibson)
Hurricane Helms and Angel Cruzers (Angel Cruz and B Cool) vs Justy, Sammy D and Team Prick (Peter and Rick) in a 3-on-4 handicap match
Dan Barry vs David Starr
Meiko Satomura vs Session Moth Martina
Kings of the North (Bonesaw, Damien Corvin and Dunkan Disorderly) defend the tag titles against British Strong Style (Pete Dunne, Trent Seven and Tyler Bate); winners are tag champs, losers leave town
Raven Creed defends the women's title against Debbie Keitel (with Valkyrie)
Jushin Liger vs Scotty Davis
WALTER defends the world title against Jordan Devlin

Amazing show. I watched this last year, it was the first OTT show I saw and I LOVED it. The title match is incredible. Liger v Davis is also excellent.

History Comes Inside!
Nov 20, 2004






Lipstick Apathy

Skarsnik posted:

I've been friends with such a large chunk of the big uk talent for such a long time now that getting all giddy around wrestlers is a novel experience these days

Awkward corona elbow bumping with shota in a small bingo hall in cardiff omg holy poo poo

Pretty soon he won't be able to go home and we're just gonna have to keep him

(Hi fellow Attack goon)

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






Slippery Tilde

History Comes Inside! posted:

Pretty soon he won't be able to go home and we're just gonna have to keep him

(Hi fellow Attack goon)

Oh hi

There are a few of us here. Still the best promotion in the uk no one knows about for some reason and always has been. I'm the one they insist on making stand up in front of everyone during the xmas Cathays show to hand over a bottle of booze despite knowing i hate it..

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

plz remember that it was ~ME~ who told you that everything you like is actually really not good, because I knew all along.





https://vimeo.com/ondemand/roadtosacrifice If you click this link and use promo code FREESACRIFICE you get last Saturday's ATTACK show (Road To Sacrifice) for free to make up for the coronavirus postponement of future scheduled shows. Card for Road To Sacrifice:

Danny Jones vs Dan Moloney
Shay Purser vs RUFIO
Dani Luna vs Aleah James
ELIJAH vs the Ring Crew Express (August Jackson and Sid Oakley) in a 2-on-1 handicap match
Brendan White vs Dereiss in a rap battle
Kyle Fletcher, Shota Umino and Kid Lykos II vs Shigehiro Irie and the Anti-Fun Police (Chief Deputy Dunne and Los Federales Santos Jr)

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

plz remember that it was ~ME~ who told you that everything you like is actually really not good, because I knew all along.





Riptide temporarily made Combat Panto available for free on their Pivotshare https://riptidewrestling.pivotshare.com/ so I finally just watched that. Random thoughts:

I love Sugar Dunkerton and TK Cooper
Grinchy McKenzie ruled
Spike Trivet's a great lovely heel
I think there were only two matches on the card I didn't care for, and 1) I'm glad it was only that little but 2) I'm mad one of them was the one with Anti-Fun Police :[ They were like the only team I was actually familiar with before I started watching the company
The main event ruled; David Starr vs Jordon Breaks for #1 contendership to Trivet's title

the escape goat
Apr 16, 2008

What a week it's been.
So much to talk about.
And so many things we can't talk about.



Pillbug

https://twitter.com/schadengraps/st...9740434438?s=21


https://twitter.com/themadkurt/stat...7867423751?s=21

had plans to travel to Manchester for the FCP Dream Tag Team Invitational; who knows if itíll still happen but at least thereís twitter drama to keep britwres lock-iní

IceAgeComing
Jan 29, 2013

pretty fucking embarrassing to watch

That surely must be Pete Dunne going with the joke; he's surely not that dumb

the escape goat
Apr 16, 2008

What a week it's been.
So much to talk about.
And so many things we can't talk about.



Pillbug

IceAgeComing posted:

That surely must be Pete Dunne going with the joke; he's surely not that dumb

he's said it before when other British wrestlers have said poo poo about WWE; he's gotten dunked on for it but I doubt he's using it this time as a joke.

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

plz remember that it was ~ME~ who told you that everything you like is actually really not good, because I knew all along.





Good Torch writeup on PROGRESS https://www.pwtorch.com/site/2020/0...e-events-pause/

quote:

But as has been shown so many times during this pandemic, just because people and companies can ask or access help, doesnít mean they should. And when you look at Progressís finances, they are far from being the scrappy underdog they claim to be.

quote:

Obviously one does not begrudge anyone making a living, but this does raise several questions. One has to wonder how Progress has made so much money, and whether their relationship WWE is behind the significant increase.

Several years ago I was told that Progress had received as much as £50,000 for their rights library, but there are rumors that the current relationship is much more lucrative. When it comes to the current circumstances, one has to wonder whether paying out such aggressive dividends left the company under capitalized.

Likewise if the owners have had such profitable years recently, wouldnít it be reasonable to expect them to support workers during the current crisis rather than organizing fundraising drives? After all, in 2016/í17 they loaned the company £40,000, so itís not like they have to make it a gift.

From its name, to its claim to be Punk Rock Pro Wrestling, Progress has long claimed to embody certain values. But what is progressive about not fairly sharing the fruits of their labors with the workers? It surely cannot be right that such a successful company is still paying performers as little as £50 per show, or paying artists as little as £25 for merchandise designs. Let alone pleading poverty, to encourage fans to make donations in the middle of a pandemic. Itís time for Progress to realize that theyíre no longer a passion project deserving of charity, but a lucrative company that through its own efforts could actually help put more food on peopleís tables.

Lumbermouth
Mar 6, 2008

GREG IS BIG NOW



This loving suuuuuuucks.

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

KISS ME KRIS

https://twitter.com/BensonRichardE/...036698747281411

also Jim Smallman deserves every single bad thing that ever happens to him.

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Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

Yet more proof that there's nothing more punk than selling out

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