I suppose I can't really disagree that this past Dynamite felt a little.. disjointed. It gave me the impression I sometimes get from RAW when you find out later that McMahon showed up and reshuffled every segment ten minutes before air time. BUT, I guess part of what I mean about Dark (and maybe this is just down to how you react to this stuff versus how I do, and that's totally fine), to me the constant squash matches feel like full stops in the programming and -also- make a program feel really disjointed and poorly put together.jimbles wrote: My comment was derived from looking at the pacing and the natures of the respective shows.
One squash match can slide into a program just fine. But doing it over and over again feels like the show lacks proper transitions in the storytelling. Your 'stalled momentum' comment fits very well, actually, with how I feel about a lot of squashes. That could definitely just be a 'me' thing, though.
I don't disagree with any of what you said. I guess I just feel like you can pad the win/loss record without just having indie guys get absolutely [email protected]#$ steamrolled every single time. A 3-minute tag team match, especially a women's tag match in the current wrestling environment, is pretty inexcusable no matter 'why' you do it. Dark needed like.. 2 or 3 fewer matches. I'm not saying every match needs to be a 20 minute affair, but the women's tag match could easily have gone 6 minutes -- been MORE entertaining for it, and still have put very little stress on TayJay for an easy win. Same with some of the other squashes that, if you just crank their run time by a couple of minutes, they don't 'feel' so obviously squashy while still accomplishing the same goal, AND being more entertaining to watch, and not feeling like the show's momentum dies with every 3-minute victory.jimbles wrote: Those toss-away matches are the bread and butter of the midcard.
I mean.. if you cut out all the trash, then RAW is a great show, too.jimbles wrote: So subtracting the jobbers out of the equation and just looking at the true bouts, I would put Dark over Dynamite this week.
But also.. I don't really disagree here because I think the only match I really cared about on Dynamite was Adam Cole's.