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Okay so back in 2016 or so I really hoped NJPW would offer a US based alternative to WWE. It really seemed like they had momentum and they were building up US shows for the first time ever. But then idk what happened something fell flat or they didnt really attack the US market as aggressively as they shouldve.

Now, with AEW.. there seems to be that alternative. If all things keep pushing forward as entertaining as last night, I honestly don't see a reason to tune into WWE anymore
I stopped watching WWE a while ago. There really is no reason to watch that garbage, especially now that the alternative is much better.
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I posted this in the DON thread but probably worth doing it in here.

My brother is as lapsed or as casual as they come, depending on how you want to define the words.

Literally the only person he knew of on that card last night was Chris Jericho. He didn't even know Dustin was Goldust until I told him. And he absolutely LOVED the fucking show. He loved seeing new moves he had never seen before, which tells me that there IS a place for the flippy stuff as long as it isn't all over the show. He loved how different the OWE and Joshi performers were and said he hadn't seen anything like them before. He LOVED the Cody/Dustin match. He enjoyed the main event as he has been a huge Jericho fan since '97 WCW.

He hadn't even heard of Jon Moxley or Dean Ambrose but he got goosebumps due to how animated the crowd got, hearing JRs voice on commentary throughout and said Moxley came across as a star due to the way he carried himself. Other than the actual matches, he loved seeing Bret Hart and called MJF a "prick" - which I'll take as a good thing.

Which just goes to show, that if you put out something different as well as putting out a fucking good event, you can draw people in. He probably won't watch religiously but I think I have definitely converted him into hopefully wanting some more AEW.
Three of my friends that stopped watching wrestling a long time ago gave AEW a chance last night and they loved it. A few of us are already talking about making the trip to Chicago for All Out. They can reach a whole lot of jaded fans that stopped watching once WWE became a mess.
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Yeah I also rewatched the Bucks match and honestly it was even better on a rewatch.

They still went slightly overkill but considering the stage and with this being some people's intro to the teams, it made sense. Cody/Dustin was still MOTN but not by much.
All 3 big matches delivered in a big way. Im so, so happy for these guys. Already looking forward to next months show
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If CM Punk and Sasha Banks both end up in AEW, I won't be paying ANY attention to WWE. AEW will be my primary weekly wrestling and I won't even watch WWE Youtube clips. The only reason I pay attention now is for Becky Lynch and Almas but they are being ruined slowly and surely. Sonya Deville too but she's still green. AEW made me remember why I became a wrestling fan. I haven't been so proud to be a fan in a long fuckin time.
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Okay so back in 2016 or so I really hoped NJPW would offer a US based alternative to WWE. It really seemed like they had momentum and they were building up US shows for the first time ever. But then idk what happened something fell flat or they didnt really attack the US market as aggressively as they shouldve.

Now, with AEW.. there seems to be that alternative. If all things keep pushing forward as entertaining as last night, I honestly don't see a reason to tune into WWE anymore
NJPW never wanted to be as big as AEW in the US, they never wanted to be an alternative to the WWE they simply wanted to expand into a new market and make a comfortable profit. Asian entertainment properties do this often, expanding into the west and making a bit of extra money but rarely letting a western property be responsible for more than 10% of their overall profit

AEW wants to be an American NJPW though so everything worked out
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I think the important thing to realise is that even though you don't like WWE, other people still do, or they have favourites in WWE, and it's okay! It's okay to like both. It's also okay to not like AEW. It's not okay however to be a complete ass and tell people that they're wrong for liking one, or both. I really hope more people can lean on the mature side and accept that. It's okay to converse and give reasons for why you don't like or do like something, but you shouldn't just flat out throw nonsensical hate out there.

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What if Orton signs with AEW and reunite with Cody to reform Legacy?


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What if Orton signs with AEW and he reunite with Cody to reform Legacy?
No.

Boreton can stay away.
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What if Orton signs with AEW and he reunite with Cody to reform Legacy?
Awful idea.
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