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  1. Scott Gourley's Lovechild

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    For me, AEW has the opposite problem to what the WWF had in the early 90’s. Then, everyone seemingly was over 6’5” so they had no big guys (except maybe Giant Gonzales, and that didn’t really work out well). Now, AEW has a lot of people under 6’ and 90kgs so they have no real under dogs because everyone is small and athletic. They have booked Jungle Boy & Darby Allin very well to be that guy, but visually theyre not too much different to most of the roster.
     
  2. KeepingTheFaith

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    Cage, Harper, and Hager actually being able to wrestle would be a start to giving them a little extra size.

    Not sure who else is out there/becoming available who would make a difference.
     
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  3. The Vaulting Violinist

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    RVD would be great but sounds like he isn’t keen
     
  4. Scott Gourley's Lovechild

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    The best ones out there that are big guys and not with the WWE or Impact are Alexander Hammerstone, Davey Boy Smith Jr, and Killer Kross.

    Hammerstone and Smith are signed to MLW, but I believe both signed contracts before AEW was a thing so would be free to join (which is how AEW got MJF).

    Kross was just released by Impact. If he were to sign anywhere I think it would be more likely NXT as his partner Scarlett Bordeaux is also there. Kross is a genuinely menacing big guy, and is money if used right.
     
  5. Misanthrope

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    Yeah, I've read that Kross is a near certainty to be going to the WWE. Even rumours he'll be fast-tracked.
     
  6. The Vaulting Violinist

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    Is it just me or have the young bucks and omega been disappointing in aew? I know they are trying to bring other guys up and it makes sense, but compare to their characters on the YouTube show, they’ve been really Ho hum thus far imo

    to a lesser degree would also say the same about SCu
     
  7. Scott Gourley's Lovechild

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    AEW just signed Jeff Cobb. So there’s one big boy now on the roster.
     
  8. The Vaulting Violinist

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    big signing. Wonder where he’ll fit in long term
     
  9. Scott Gourley's Lovechild

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    Just re-read the article. Apparently he hasn’t signed, just working as a free agent for now. Still has ROH bookings as well.
     
  10. Big Pete

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    Top to bottom, I thought this week's episode was the strongest Dynamite episode to date. All five matches delivered and Cobb was a really good get for the company. I thought it was smart they had Jericho announce it ahead of time. It avoided another awkward Dark Order or Butch and the Blade type moments.
     
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  11. The Vaulting Violinist

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    agree with the exception of the riho match. What she kicked out of looked so stupid
     
  12. Big Pete

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    Do you mean the Avalanche Death Valley Driver?

    I didn't mind it because Riho is a tenacious performer and the match was more than kicking out big moves. What I liked about it is that Riho stayed on Nyla the entire match and wasn't afraid to take risks to get to her. For instance when she used the table as a ramp-way, I thought that was a great spot since it was taking Nyla's gameplan and using it against her.

    Did I enjoy it more than Becky/Asuka? No, but in a division that's struggling for direction I thought they took an important step forward.
     
  13. The Vaulting Violinist

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    That bucks v Omega/page match was close to the best bout I’ve seen in aew. Incredible effort from all 4 competitors
     
  14. mackdadday

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    Raven as the leader of the Dark Order? That would be excellent. Best promo guy ever.
     
  15. The Vaulting Violinist

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    agree
     
  16. Scott Gourley's Lovechild

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    If Raven were to return to wrestling in some way, it would likely be with the NWA. He and Billy Corgan are close friends.
     
  17. Big Pete

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    I wouldn't discount his friendship with Jericho and if AEW came to him with a better offer he'd take it in a heart-beat.
     
  18. The Vaulting Violinist

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    Guevara won a title in Melbourne today
     
  19. Scott Gourley's Lovechild

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    Fair point. I only thought of the NWA because Raven has brought up in his podcast talking with Corgan and opportunities to help there. But money does talk.
     
  20. Shaun Hewitt

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    Raven as a mouth piece would be awesome.
    Not sure if he can physically go in the ring anymore, but give the man a mic!
     

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