Re: ASCENSION Arc Discussion/Feedback Thread: DEFtv 78 is live! Feed the backs!
The hype has been STRONG with this show. I will sometimes scan through feedback PRIOR to reading the event but Pete said "NO! SPOILERS, damnit!" and that told me this one likely lived up to the hype. And, "obvs", the chat has been lit AF, as the kids say, about this so... I am fairly boned up going into it! Reviewing as I read...
Nice, quick opening - felt very "real"! And led right into the action, which I dig.
CAYLE MURRAY VS CRISTIANO CABALLERO
"as close to chickenshit as you can get without passing through a rooster’s rectal tract, Keebs!"
Sorry, but BRAZEN characters have the best names. Ever. Anywhere else.
Daaaaaamn. That choice of finisher. Love the mind games going on between Cayle and Bronson. Next level stuff.
Excellent, well written, set up. This would be the mystery main event, yes? I had this weird notion that it would be some kind of odd multi-man tag thing encompassing a bunch of the stuffs. But i am down! Oh. Am I down.
This was obviously all me. One of those things where you sit down to write, SORT OF knowing where you want to end up and just sort of finding your way there as you go... and in the end, one of you has hemmorhoids. And, man, I love mucking around with the BRAZEN guys. Was BRAZEN a satellite "TV show" in DEF in the past? Bc I would be down to somehow help try to kickstart something quick, consistent, and fun w/ the "brand", once my "personal life" quiets down. T4H are straightforward and fun - and also have GREAT names.
LOL @ "it's my wallpaper". That Natas-win swerve was also so great. And OH SHIT. LOVE the implosion! Match is set!
Show could be a little segment heavy in the early goings. Unfortunately, I think that's just hard to avoid when errbody is trying to "get their shit in". That being said: I could probably ingest an entire show of the Murray/Bronson dance. Well written segment with some purpose! As always, interested to see what Cayle is going to have to do, and is willing to do, to earn it.
MV VS T4H/LORDLY REVELATIONS
Also me! I've had a very clear vision of that actual moment floating around in my head for months and months. Hope it showed!
DON'T FIGHT DOORS
Friendship is Magic
CORBIN MICHAELS VS ROB COLLINS
"This kid is proof they should cropdust Oklahoma with an aerosol-form birth control."
Lord! I need to up my Angus-Analogy game! That is a laugh out loud line, right there. Bobby Heenan blushes at that line. Wowza. Great match! Solid win for the Cyclone! Great, simple segue-way to the next segment!
Man! Natas can't catch a break. And now he's being summoned to the principal's office? Oh boy.
SCOTT DOUGLAS VS IMPULSE
"I really won’t know until the goodwill drains off."
Such a fantastic match. I don't see that Douglas loses ANY momentum with that competitive loss. Just a great, easy to read/visualize contest. Fav so far of the show. Also, I want more Reaper in my life. Thank you.
Hold up… this fuckin’ guy BURNS MY GOD DAMN BEL--
It wasn’t your belt! You LOST the DOC, remember?!
DAAAAAAAAAMN. Kelly is working STIFF!
So, Natas is suspended... And JFK isn't punished for destroying the DOC belt? Don't know the Kelly Evans character or history or not to wonder if she might be somehow aligned/inclined-towards JFK.
But, yeah, "consequences" indeed. Big time. This is far from over and I fucking love it. DEFIANCE is awesome.
PCP vs BRUVS, bruv.
No, I don’t want you! I want THE D!
Love the F'poke of DOOOOOOOOOOM reference and swerve. Love this face turn. Exciting stuff! Also love that Mikey needs to live with eating that pin and look forward to his revisionist history and/or Alternative Facts. Great stuff.
Holy, it's more Cayle/Box, yo! It's like you knew my body was ready for more...
"Striking first for the first time since he joined DEFIANCE" - I don't know much but know enough to know that this matters. Awesome, awesome stuff. And WOW that cinematic and PERFECT fucking ending. LOVE it!
DOUBLE SECRET MAIN EVENT
Okay. This match is good. You know it's good. So good that I didn't record my thoughts as I read as I had done the entirety of above. The Dan Ryan return is interesting for a number of reasons, not least of which is him sitting in the front row. Penn threw Troy into his LAP! I read this feeling that CAN'T have been a coincidence! And then the title change happens - which i did NOT AT ALL see coming even AFTER the rematch was announced earlier in the show. And then the Dane reveal. I've been aware of Dane for over a decade it feels like, but I don't know if I've ever REALLY been exposed much. This adds a real interesting wrinkle, obviously. A huge series of moments.
This show was STELLAR! PPV-level fallout coming. If ANY show in this arc sets the stage for Acts of DEFIANCE, it is clearly this one. Seeds planted months ago are sprouting all around us - and spring is right around the corner. This is going to be fun.
Just read other feedbackage:
- Brian and I read Cally/Cayle EXACTLY the same. But I find I benefit from the forced careful reading!
- Can't argue with Evan's point re: Early Card-Swell Syndrome. I can absolutely think about how I could spread stuff out a bit, vs over-saturate, in the future. Last handful of shows have been early-seg heavy.