The SoBros Mailbag: 43rd Edition – AEW, Home Alone, and FOOD
Let’s face it – every day we are routinely bombarded with questions. When you’re an emerging media company in Nashville, people just want to know what your opinions are on everything. It’s only natural. And, since our duty is to serve the people, well, we have no choice but to be present. That’s the SoBro Way. Also, aren’t mailbags just a barrel of laughs anyway? Welcome to the newest weekly recurring feature up in this bitch: The SoBros Mailbag. As always, use #SoBrosMailbag to hit us up on Twitter.
If you could eat one meal from over the last few weeks, which would it be?
— Dom Oxenham-Morris – Tunes to the bime (@doxom85) January 3, 2019
LOVE all of the traditional holiday food – ham, turkey, stuffing, casserole….all of that. But, there’s one meal from the holiday season that just sticks with me for some reason: Catch 22 (we’re going to review it next week) in Mount Juliet. I’ve eaten there twice since 12/15…the exact same meal: the house burger, bacon potato salad, and an order of Cheerwine red pepper wings. Phenomenal.
If you were in charge of AEW who is the man, woman and tag team you’re building your company around?
— Steven McCash (@MC_Cash75) January 3, 2019
I want to say anyone but Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks so bad, but I just can’t.
I quickly fell off the TNA bandwagon back in the mid-2000s because I was tired of seeing the “whoever WWE doesn’t want can come here and we’ll run with ’em” model. You’ll find an A.J. Styles, Samoa Joe, or Bobby Roode sprinkled in throughout the Impact World Championship’s title history, but for the most part, it always felt like some former WWE guy was the main focus of the show. Granted, they’ve survived this long for a reason….it can’t all be bad, right? But, my larger point is that TNA never felt like it was built around its own guys. Instead, it started to feel like a WWE knock-off at a critical stage of the brand’s development.
Seems like AEW would be wise to capitalize on this insanely talented and deep pool of independent wrestlers in the U.S. today. Don’t build around the Austin Aries and Damien Sandow types. Go get the biggest free agent on the market who hasn’t had a WWE run (Omega (The Young Bucks are already signed)). I like the idea of Goldberg and Chris Jericho coming in for a match or two, but you just can’t build a brand around them in 2019.
As for the ‘woman,’ I think I go Jordynne Grace. Same formula as the male/tag team question. Latch onto someone whose star is rising and surround her with solid competition.
If you had a “last call” on something in 2018, what doesn’t make it to ‘19?
— Beta Ray Greg (@BetaRayGreg) January 3, 2019
That stupid fucking floss dance. By God kill it with fire.
If you have to be one and take their pain and punishment are you Harry or Marv from Home Alone?
— Wolf Mayne (@RighteousJesse) January 3, 2019
I’m Harry, and it’s not even close. For me, it came down to Harry having his head catch fire and Marv stepping on a nail and driving it through his foot. Those were about the worst of the worst. I mean, I’m going to come out with a concussion no matter who I go with, but I’ll take a burnt scalp and the ability to still walk and function as a human being over stepping on a nail (and some broken Christmas ornaments, too). Maybe that’s just me.
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Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD and #BeBetter. “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Alabama Crimson Tide football, the WWE, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley