I know it wouldn't work because it's a New Japan gimmick, but it would be amusing if Andrade revived the Machines gimmick for this match.
It was reported within the last week or two, that the AAA Tag-Team Titles would be featured on AEW, although it wasn't mentioned if they'd be defended on Dynamite/Rampage. Lucha Bros. did have the AAA belts with them last week.Apparently Dragon Lee & Dralistico confronting the Lucha Bros post match after they recently defended their AAA titles so it's probably them
Basically, it's always been a gimmick of a masked wrestler/team where everyone knows who is really under the mask. Here's when New Japan used it last at the Super Strong Machine retirement show. WWF also used it in the mid 1980s with Andre, Masked Superstar, and Blackjack Mulligan all under masks.What's the machines gimmick?
Not necessarily. To the naked eye, it wouldn't be obvious that it's FTR but as you watch the match and realise there's nothing really luchadore about these two guys in masks, you sort of put two and two together and see that FTR are taking Andrade for the proverbial ride.
I think the reason the luchadores were a big hit, in the early Nitro days especially, were because they were something completely different to what the American audiences were used to. It's hard to really stand out as a high flying luchadore in modern day American wrestling when you see a lot of the American wrestlers do the same stuff, unless you really are a one of a kind generational talent like Ray Fenix for example.
A lot of the mid to late 90s American success came off of lightning in a bottle, never seen before stipulations, characters and styles. It's weird because there are a lot of modern things that would have absolutely KILLED it and been so over in the 90s, but because we've seen it all before, doesn't have the same affect today. It's hard to find something like that in modern day wrestling, but it's certainly nice to invite yourself back to it.
they literally do"Wins and losses matter in AEW"
Because the over use of tournaments, battle royales, and ladder matches with title shot implications kinda takes away the important of the ranking system. While it works for the story. Page losing a match that would've gotten him a title shot, missing 2 months just to get given the spot in a ladder match with title implications just kills the sporting thing. Why not give it to somebody that was around and winning in the time span. You know validate the stipulation of the match and rankings.they literally do
hangman won the battle royale for a title shot - boom… gets a title shot at full gear
eliminator tournament - the person who wins all the matches, goes top of the rankings and will also get a title shot thereafter
like - what about people winning here makes it seem like it ‘doesn’t matter’ - its all that matters