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WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« on: January 01, 2019, 04:11:24 AM »
AXS has another wrestling show premiering in a few weeks.  From Executive Producer Jeanie Buss, Women of Wrestling



Teaser is very Tessa Blanchard centric, which I am good with.  Every time I see her in Impact, I still can't figure out why WWE didn't scoop her up.

This has been teased for a while but now that this is on the horizon, figured it was thread worthy.  Let's see if anyone besides myself and Mr. Slim Citrus post in here.
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 05:59:00 AM »
I'll be watching, and I'm stoked for it. For me, the more wrestling the better, especially if they're having fun with it.
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 03:26:40 PM »
Bumping the thread for the debut tonight - thoughts when I get around to watching it but if anyone else watched, the thread is here
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2019, 06:59:58 AM »
Starting this up now.  I like Santana Garrett but Tessa just comes off as a next level star across from her.  But I mark for Tessa.

SHowing Santana's dad so much made me uncomfortable - he looks awful.  Which is probably the point to build sympathy on her because this definitely has the GLOW vibe.  Trying not to laugh that David McClain sounds like John Michael Higgins.  I wish they booked John Michael Higgins for this.
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 07:05:50 AM »
Production is really slick.  Looks better than a lot of the other promotions on TV like Impact and ROH. 

The female ring announcer is solid but not feeling the commentators so far, they make it feel a little more low rent than the rest of the presentation.  The little video package for Stephy Slays versus The Beast at least shows that they have some interesting and creative storytelling but the in-ring so far has been pretty ugly. 
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2019, 07:29:16 AM »
Governor's Daughter heel gimmick seems like some cheesy goodness.  The worker looks like a mix between Madison Rayne and Dana Brooke to me.  Thought the promo package for Kiera Hogan's Fire character was good but feel they went overkill on the gimmick itself once the match was in play - make it her backstory, fine.  Trying to figure out when this was filmed because even Kiera seems sloppier than I ever remember seeing her on Impact.
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2019, 07:40:46 AM »
Was impressed with Eye Candy's moonsault but I need a gif of that dorky teenager dancing with her after the match
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2019, 07:48:56 AM »
I don't know what WoW was doing before this TV deal but this definitely feels like someone really got into GLOW on Netflix before producing this season.  Not complaining, it's been a solid debut episode.  Watching more than I expected but definitely leaning into the hopes of catching that fan base more than the normal wrestling fan, IMO.
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2019, 07:58:26 AM »
Oh man - Tessa tying up the oxygen tubes of Santana's dad... if Vince doesn't want her after that, he never will.

Fun first episode that established a ton of characters and set some stories for the season.  Not the best in-ring product but worth a look.
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2019, 10:39:25 AM »
I'm watching it now. Tessa is the best in the business right now, no question about it. She can go in the ring, and she's a star on the mic. The commentary is pretty bad, and I don't like how the ring is mic'd. The slams sound so loud. The wrestling is much better than it used to be, so that's a great positive.

Also, Santana's dad died recently, so watching those segments are really, really uncomfortable right now.
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2019, 10:45:07 AM »
Production is really slick.  Looks better than a lot of the other promotions on TV like Impact and ROH. 

The female ring announcer is solid but not feeling the commentators so far, they make it feel a little more low rent than the rest of the presentation.  The little video package for Stephy Slays versus The Beast at least shows that they have some interesting and creative storytelling but the in-ring so far has been pretty ugly.

That's Shaul Guerrero, daughter of Eddie and Vickie.
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2019, 10:56:56 AM »
Eye Candy is a local wrestler from where I live, Willow Nightingale. It's weird seeing the legit talent they got and changing the names. The roster is pretty damn stacked. Tessa Blanchard and Santana Garrett lead the charge. But they have Barbie Hayden (the Governor's Daughter), Kiera Hogan (Fire), Harlow O'Hara, Willow Nightingale, Jessica Havok, Amber O'Neal, Thunder Rosa, Holidea, Katrina. That's a hell of a roster. And they have Shaul Guerraro as ring announcer.
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2019, 11:03:53 AM »
Wow, didn't know that was Shaul.  Think she did some ring announcing in FCW, so that may be why she had some more polish and seemed to know what she was doing.

I heard them reference Amber O'Neal is going by a new name now during the main event so guessing this is like a soft reboot of whatever was going on before to be more "GLOW-like" as I speculated.
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2019, 11:11:10 AM »
You're not going to get a 20 minute mat classic on these shows, but as you mentioned, the production is very good, and the wrestling will be really solid. This should do well for AXS.
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2019, 11:22:04 AM »
I think I dig Jungle Grrrl. She's like a more talented version of Tamina Snuka.


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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2019, 02:36:24 PM »
Just watched the first episode and agree with everyone's sentiment. I really like the production and energy on this show. Definitely feels like a 1980s territory wrestling show with 2019 production (and almost entirely ladies instead of almost entirely dudes)

Curious how long that the rebooted WOW has been running? Cause this was first episode on AXS but they didn't treat it like a premiere really at all and they said it had same continuity as the WOW from the early '00s. Plus they showed like clips from recent episodes and talked about how Santana Garrette. Like WHERE THE EFF HAS THIS SHOW BEEN AIRING!? WHERE DOES DAVID MCLANE GET HIS MONEY!?

Speaking of David McLane, it's been a while since we've had an enjoyably bad color commentator so his presence on this show was appreciated.

Also disappointed that David mentioned RVD being in the crowd but we didn't get a closeup of him stoned/confused hanging out.

Also since Jeannie Buss is the owner of WOW, I'm really hoping we get a crowd shot of an incredulous Javale McGee and/or Lance Stephenson watching the action in a future episode.

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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2019, 04:43:39 AM »
Just getting to last week now.  They did not even try to cover The Lioness Lip Syncing.  Still trying to figure out if that was good or bad corny but corny nonetheless.
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2019, 04:45:54 AM »
And just as I get done posting that, we see The Disciplinarion with her manager Samantha Smart come out looking more like a porn act than a wrestling act.  Until they showed her awkwardly scaring the little girl, I guess.
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2019, 01:49:43 PM »
last few episodes have crossed the corny line for me. I'll pop in occasionally but characters like those two and the MAGA heel were just the type of thing to make me mildly embarrassed to be a wrestling fan.

And the commentary team is so bad it's good in small doses but actually just horrible after watching a few episodes.

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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2019, 03:55:17 PM »
Is there a GI Ho this time around?

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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2019, 08:17:06 AM »
No GI Hoe......yet! Seems inevitable with the wacky gimmicks they have going on.

Week by week the show is getting less interesting, but it still has that GLOW corniness that was a staple from before. Even in the 2000s when McClane actually launched WOW(E) it had that same feel, so as long as it stays in that wacky corny zany vernacular, I think they will always have that niche covered.

Particularly, what gets me as that is their vignettes trying to introduce some of these characters. Terrible acting, terrible direction, but entertaining enough. Also, McClane constantly interrupting what little flow the commentary has is jarring as fuck.

The one positive is that I never have never found, much less read any spoilers for these shows, so everything is kind of a surprise a bit.

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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2019, 03:07:07 AM »
This has definitely become a speed watch as it was pointed out, there’s a lot of embarrassing to be a wrestling fan content.

I will admit that damn stupid WE FLEX song Faith the Lioness does is soncorny bad that it has been stuck in my head all morning despite watching this days ago.
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Re: WoW: Women of Wrestling 2019
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2019, 06:12:38 AM »

Also saw the information the other day about the two nights of taping for next season in LA coming up
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