@lvenger: I would say Arrow and Gotham are still quite a bit better than AoS. It has more to do with personal taste than any objective stance. Although, the season premiere of Agents of SHIELD was significantly better than 90% of season 1 it still wasn't all that impressive imo. It's just not what I'm looking for in a comic book tv show.
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@madeinbangladesh: I'm not a big fan of really big guys so I wouldn't consider myself a fan of Lashley or Lesnar. That said, I like both of them. At this point, I still like Lesnar more. He sells so well and comes off as an absolute monster. Lashley is doing a great job too but he isn't quite on Lesnar's level imo.
@madeinbangladesh: Yeah, that match was super nostalgic for me. I've always been a Hardy Boyz fan and some of those bumps Jeff Hardy was taking made me audibly gasp. Super impressive match. Roode vs. Lashley was also awesome. I've liked Roode a lot ever since he was in Team Canada. I wasn't watching TNA when he was TNA Heavyweight Champion but I'm glad he is in the main event. He has been with the company a long time and deserves it. Also, I'm impressed with how much Lashley has improved his in-ring work. I thought he was really bad when he debuted with the WWE and they pushed him to the moon immediately. Now he actually holds his own in the ring and having MVP as his mouth piece maintains his powerhouse persona.
I want to clarify my NXT question. I absolutely hate the idea of "the look." The reason I asked the question is because I'm concerned that my favorite NXT wrestlers will end up directionless among the man meat that Vince populates his locker rooms with. Almost all of my favorites throughout me watching wrestling have been the smaller guys which is a huge reason I love NXT so much. I get so sick of these slow muscle-heads being the be all end all of WWE's main event scene. It is better now than it used to be though with guys like Bryan, Rollins, and Ambrose all getting pushes without being the prototypical body builders.
@madeinbangladesh: Yeah I watched the 9/17 Impact but not last night's episode. It was pretty fantastic honestly. TNA still has its little quirks that bother me but I enjoyed the show.
For some reason I can't edit my original post, so I'd like to give my letter grade for the ppv. I'd give it a C-. I enjoyed most of the card but the poor booking decisions/finishes to matches were too much for me to genuinely enjoy the pay-per-view.
Full disclosure, I posted this elsewhere but got no conversation so I'll post my thoughts on Night of Champions here:
Overall, I was supremely disappointed in the pay-per-view.
Usos vs. Gold and Stardust: I though the opening tag title match was decent but ended poorly. I'm happy with the result though.
Sheamus vs. Cesaro: I enjoyed this match bell to bell. I expected Sheamus to drag it down but he didn't. With that said, the result supremely disappointed me. I find Sheamus to be one of the most boring superstars in WWE and I REALLY wanted Cesaro to get the win. I expect Sheamus will feud with Rusev now?
Ziggler vs. Miz: This match was really entertaining except for the lame country singers. Similarly to the US Title match, I was let down by the result. I have never been overly fond of playing hot potato with a title (more on this with the Divas match).
Seth Rollins/Dean Ambrose: This was a cool segment but it felt a bit out of character for Rollins to issue an open challenge. Glad to see Ambrose back though. That will likely boost the quality of Raw now.
Rusev vs. Mark Henry: This match was so boring I nearly fell asleep. I like Rusev but this Russian angle is doing nothing for me and Mark Henry is just too damn slow and boring. Nothing about this match got me excited.
Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho: Really solid match. The build-up was essentially non-existent but these two delivered a compelling match so I can't complain too much.
Divas Title Match: The match itself was entertaining but, as I stated before, I don't like titles swapping so frequently. It almost diminishes a title win if they just drop it at the next ppv with no successful defenses on that reign. Oh well.
John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar: The match itself didn't matter at all to me. Ultimately the only thing that concerned me was the finish. The end of this match completely took the air out of me. I don't want to see these two in another match and ultimately that is what the ending means. There is also an intriguing angle that might eventually play out between Brock and the Authority but for now the Cena/Lesnar feud continues and that disappoints the hell out of me. I also feel they knocked Lesnar down a peg or two. He would have (most likely) lost to Cena if Rollins hadn't interfered and he would have (most likely) lost to Rollins if Cena hadn't interfered. Seems odd considering the build-up as the biggest monster in WWE history to book the finish to a ppv as Lesnar very nearly losing his title two different times.
The biggest positive I have to say about NOC is the unpredictability of it all. There were a couple finishes that I completely didn't expect and it is always nice when your expectations are subverted. The only problem being the unexpected finishes were mostly just poor booking decisions and not legitimately intriguing. Especially now that I have seen RAW and they decided to swap the IC belt back to Ziggler after one night. I don't get the point other than pointlessly elevating the number of title reigns for each wrestler.
That art is stellar! I haven't hopped into the Valiant universe at all yet but I plan on ordering some trades on the series that interest me once I have the time and money to do so. I've heard basically nothing but good things about the consistent quality of Valiant these days.