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Meet Brock Pierce, the Presidential Candidate With Ties to Pedophiles Who Wants to End Human Trafficking

2020.09.21 02:47 Leather_Term Meet Brock Pierce, the Presidential Candidate With Ties to Pedophiles Who Wants to End Human Trafficking

thedailybeast.com Sep. 20, 2020.
The “Mighty Ducks” actor is running for president. He clears the air (sort of) to Tarpley Hitt about his ties to Jeffrey Epstein and more.
In the trailer for First Kid, the forgettable 1996 comedy about a Secret Service agent assigned to protect the president’s son, the title character, played by a teenage Brock Pierce, describes himself as “definitely the most powerful kid in the universe.” Now, the former child star is running to be the most powerful man in the world, as an Independent candidate for President of the United States.
Before First Kid, the Minnesota-born actor secured roles in a series of PG-rated comedies, playing a young Emilio Estevez in The Mighty Ducks, before graduating to smaller parts in movies like Problem Child 3: Junior in Love. When his screen time shrunk, Pierce retired from acting for a real executive role: co-founding the video production start-up Digital Entertainment Network (DEN) alongside businessman Marc Collins-Rector. At age 17, Pierce served as its vice president, taking in a base salary of $250,000.
DEN became “the poster child for dot-com excesses,” raising more than $60 million in seed investments and plotting a $75 million IPO. But it turned into a shorthand for something else when, in October of 1999, the three co-founders suddenly resigned. That month, a New Jersey man filed a lawsuit alleging Collins-Rector had molested him for three years beginning when he was 13 years old. The following summer, three teens filed a sexual-abuse lawsuit against Pierce, Collins-Rector, and their third co-founder, Chad Shackley. The plaintiffs later dropped their case against Pierce (he made a payment of $21,600 to one of their lawyers) and Shackley. But after a federal grand jury indicted Collins-Rector on criminal charges in 2000, the DEN founders left the country. When Interpol arrested them in 2002, they said they had confiscated “guns, machetes, and child pornography” from the trio’s beach villa in Spain.
While abroad, Pierce had pivoted to a new venture: Internet Gaming Entertainment, which sold virtual accessories in multiplayer online role-playing games to those desperate to pay, as one Wired reporter put it, “as much as $1,800 for an eight-piece suit of Skyshatter chain mail” rather than earn it in the games themselves. In 2005, a 25-year-old Pierce hired then-Goldman Sachs banker Steve Bannon—just before he would co-found Breitbart News. Two years later, after a World of Warcraft player sued the company for “diminishing” the fun of the game, Steve Bannon replaced Pierce as CEO.
Collins-Rector eventually pleaded guilty to eight charges of child enticement and registered as a sex offender. In the years that followed, Pierce waded into the gonzo economy of cryptocurrencies, where he overlapped more than once with Jeffrey Epstein, and counseled him on crypto. In that world, he founded Tether, a cryptocurrency that bills itself as a “stablecoin,” because its value is allegedly tied to the U.S. dollar, and the blockchain software company Block.one. Like his earlier businesses, Pierce’s crypto projects see-sawed between massive investments and curious deals. When Block.one announced a smart contract software called EOS.IO, the company raised $4 billion almost overnight, setting an all-time record before the product even launched. The Securities and Exchange Commission later fined the company $24 million for violating federal securities law. After John Oliver mocked the ordeal, calling Pierce a “sleepy, creepy cowboy,” Block.one fired him. Tether, meanwhile, is currently under investigation by the New York Attorney General for possible fraud.
On July 4, Pierce announced his candidacy for president. His campaign surrogates include a former Cambridge Analytica director and the singer Akon, who recently doubled down on developing an anonymously funded, $6 billion “Wakanda-like” metropolis in Senegal called Akon City. Pierce claims to be bipartisan, and from the 11 paragraphs on the “Policy” section of his website it can be hard to determine where he falls on the political spectrum. He supports legalizing marijuana and abolishing private prisons, but avoids the phrase “climate change.” He wants to end “human trafficking.” His proposal to end police brutality: body cams.
His political contributions tell a more one-sided story. Pierce’s sole Democratic contribution went to the short-lived congressional run of crypto candidate Brian Forde. The rest went to Republican campaigns like Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, John McCain, and the National Right to Life Political Action Committee. Last year alone, Pierce gave over $44,000 to the Republican National Committee and more than $55,000 to Trump’s re-election fund.
Pierce spoke to The Daily Beast from his tour bus and again over email. Those conversations have been combined and edited for clarity.
You’re announcing your presidential candidacy somewhat late, and historically, third-party candidates haven’t had the best luck with the executive office. If you don’t have a strong path to the White House, what do you want out of the race?
I announced on July 4, which I think is quite an auspicious date for an Independent candidate, hoping to bring independence to this country. There’s a lot of things that I can do. One is: I’m 39 years old. I turn 40 in November. So I’ve got time on my side. Whatever happens in this election cycle, I’m laying the groundwork for the future. The overall mission is to create a third major party—not another third party—a third major party in this country. I think that is what America needs most. George Washington in his closing address warned us about the threat of political parties. John Adams and the other founding fathers—their fear for our future was two political parties becoming dominant. And look at where we are. We were warned.
I believe, having studied systems, any time you have a system of two, what happens is those two things come together, like magnets. They come into collision, or they become polarized and become completely divided. I think we need to rise above partisan politics and find a path forward together. As Albert Einstein is quoted—I’m not sure the line came from him, but he’s quoted in many places—he said that the definition of insanity is making the same mistake or doing the same thing over and over and over again, expecting a different result. [Ed. note: Einstein never said this.] It feels like that’s what our election cycle is like. Half the country feels like they won, half the country feels like they lost, at least if they voted or participated.
Obviously, there’s another late-comer to the presidential race, and that’s Kanye West. He’s received a lot of flak for his candidacy, as he’s openly admitted to trying to siphon votes away from Joe Biden to ensure a Trump victory. Is that something you’re hoping to avoid or is that what you’re going for as well?
Oh no. This is a very serious campaign. Our campaign is very serious. You’ll notice I don’t say anything negative about either of the two major political candidates, because I think that’s one of the problems with our political system, instead of people getting on stage, talking about their visionary ideas, inspiring people, informing and educating, talking about problems, mentioning problems, talking about solutions, constructive criticism. That’s why I refuse to run a negative campaign. I am definitely not a spoiler. I’m into data, right? I’m a technologist. I’ve got digital DNA. So does most of our campaign team. We’ve got our finger on the pulse.
Most of my major Democratic contacts are really happy to see that we’re running in a red state like Wyoming. Kanye West’s home state is Wyoming. He’s not on the ballot in Wyoming I could say, in part, because he didn’t have Akon on his team. But I could also say that he probably didn’t want to be on the ballot in Wyoming because it’s a red state. He doesn’t want to take additional points in a state where he’s only running against Trump. But we’re on the ballot in Wyoming, and since we’re on the ballot in Wyoming I think it’s safe—more than safe, I think it’s evident—that we are not here to run as a spoiler for the benefit of Donald Trump.
In running for president, you’ve opened yourself up to be scrutinized from every angle going back to the beginning of your career. I wanted to ask you about your time at the Digital Entertainment Network. Can you tell me a little bit about how you started there? You became a vice president as a teenager. What were your qualifications and what was your job exactly?
Well, I was the co-founder. A lot of it was my idea. I had an idea that people would use the internet to watch videos, and we create content for the internet. The idea was basically YouTube and Hulu and Netflix. Anyone that was around in the ‘90s and has been around digital media since then, they all credit us as the creators of basically those ideas. I was just getting a message from the creator of The Vandals, the punk rock band, right before you called. He’s like, “Brock, looks like we’re going to get the Guinness Book of World Records for having created the first streaming television show.”
We did a lot of that stuff. We had 30 television shows. We had the top most prestigious institutions in the world as investors. The biggest names. High-net-worth investors like Terry Semel, who’s chairman and CEO of Warner Brothers, and became the CEO of Yahoo. I did all sorts of things. I helped sell $150,000 worth of advertising contracts to the CEOs of Pepsi and everything else. I was the face of the company, meeting all the major banks and everything else, selling the vision of what the future was.
You moved in with Marc Collins-Rector and Chad Shackley at a mansion in Encino. Was that the headquarters of the business?
All start-ups, they normally start out in your home. Because it’s just you. The company was first started out of Marc’s house, and it was probably there for the first two or three months, before the company got an office. That’s, like, how it is for all start-ups.
were later a co-defendant in the L.A. County case filed against Marc Collins-Rector for plying minors with alcohol and drugs, in order to facilitate sexual abuse. You were dropped from the case, but you settled with one of the men for $21,600. Can you explain that?
Okay, well, first of all, that’s not accurate. Two of the plaintiffs in that case asked me if I would be a plaintiff. Because I refused to be a part of the lawsuit, they chose to include me to discredit me, to make their case stronger. They also went and offered 50 percent of what they got to the house management—they went around and offered money to anyone to participate in this. They needed people to corroborate their story. Eventually, because I refused to participate in the lawsuit, they named me. Subsequently, all three of the plaintiffs apologized to me, in front of audiences, in front of many people, saying Brock never did anything. They dismissed their cases.
Remember, this is a civil thing. I’ve never been charged with a crime in my life. And the last plaintiff to have his case dismissed, he contacted his lawyer and said, “Dismiss this case against Brock. Brock never did anything. I just apologized. Dismiss his case.” And the lawyer said, “No. I won’t dismiss this case, I have all these out-of-pocket expenses, I refuse to file the paperwork unless you give me my out-of-pocket expenses.” And so the lawyer, I guess, had $21,000 in bills. So I paid his lawyer $21,000—not him, it was not a settlement. That was a payment to his lawyer for his out-of-pocket expenses. Out-of-pocket expenses so that he would file the paperwork to dismiss the case.
You’ve said the cases were unfounded, and the plaintiffs eventually apologized. But your boss, Marc Collins-Rector later pleaded guilty to eight charges of child enticement and registered as a sex offender. Were you aware of his behavior? How do you square the fact that later allegations proved to be true, but these ones were not?
Well, remember: I was 16 and 17 years old at the time? So, no. I don’t think Marc is the man they made him out to be. But Marc is not a person I would associate with today, and someone I haven’t associated with in a very long time. I was 16 and 17. I chose the wrong business partner. You live and you learn.
You’ve pointed out that you were underage when most of these allegations were said to take place. Did you ever feel like you were coerced or in over your head while working at DEN?
I mean, I was working 18 hours a day, doing things I’d never done before. It was business school. But I definitely learned a lot in building that company. We raised $88 million. We filed our [form] S-1 to go public. We were the hottest start-up in Los Angeles.
In 2000, you left the country with Marc Collins-Rector. Why did you leave? How did you spend those two years abroad?
I moved to Spain in 1999 for personal reasons. I spent those two years in Europe working on developing my businesses.
Interpol found you in 2002. The house where you were staying reportedly contained guns, machetes, and child pornography. Whose guns and child porn were those? Were you aware they were in the house, and how did those get there?
My lawyers have addressed this in 32 pages of documentation showing a complete absence of wrongdoing. Please refer to my webpage for more information.
[Ed. Note: The webpage does not mention guns, machetes, or child pornography. It does state:“It is true that when the local police arrested Collins-Rector in Spain in 2002 on an international warrant, Mr. Pierce was also taken into custody, but so was everyone at Collins-Rector’s house in Spain; and it is equally clear that Brock was promptly released, and no charges of any kind were ever filed against Brock concerning this matter.”]
What do you make of the allegations against Bryan Singer? [Ed. Note: Bryan Singer, a close friend of Collins-Rector, invested at least $50,000 in DEN. In an Atlantic article outlining Singer’s history of alleged sexual assault and statutory rape, one source claimed that at age 15, Collins-Rector abused him and introduced him to Singer, who then assaulted him in the DEN headquarters.]
I am aware of them and I support of all victims of sexual assault. I will let America’s justice system decide on Singer’s outcome.
In 2011, you spoke at the Mindshift conference supported by Jeffrey Epstein. At that point, he had already been convicted of soliciting prostitution from a minor. Why did you agree to speak?
I had never heard of Jeffrey Epstein. His name was not on the website. I was asked to speak at a conference alongside Nobel Prize winners. It was not a cryptocurrency conference, it was filled with Nobel Prize winners. I was asked to speak alongside Nobel Prize winners on the future of money. I speak at conferences historically, two to three times a week. I was like, “Nobel Prize winners? Sounds great. I’ll happily talk about the future of money with them.” I had no idea who Jeffrey Epstein was. His name was not listed anywhere on the website. Had I known what I know now? I clearly would have never spoken there. But I spoke at a conference that he cosponsored.
What’s your connection to the Clinton Global Initiative? Did you hear about it through Jeffrey Epstein?
I joined the Clinton Global Initiative as a philanthropist in 2006 and was a member for one year. My involvement with the Initiative had no connection to Jeffrey Epstein whatsoever.
You’ve launched your campaign in Minnesota, where George Floyd was killed by a police officer. How do you feel about the civil uprising against police brutality?
I’m from Minnesota. Born and raised. We just had a press conference there, announcing that we’re on the ballot. Former U.S. Senator Dean Barkley was there. So that tells you, when former U.S. Senators are endorsing the candidate, right?
[Ed. note: Barkley was never elected to the United States Senate. In November of 2002, he was appointed by then Minnesota Governor Jesse Venture to fill the seat after Sen. Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash. Barkley’s term ended on Jan. 3, 2003—two months later.]
Yes, George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis. My vice-presidential running mate Karla Ballard and I, on our last trip to Minnesota together, went to visit the George Floyd Memorial. I believe in law and order. I believe that law and order is foundational to any functioning society. But there is no doubt in my mind that we need reform. These types of events—this is not an isolated incident. This has happened many times before. It’s time for change. We have a lot of detail around policy on this issue that we will be publishing next week. Not just high-level what we think, not just a summary, but detailed policy.
You said that you support “law and order.” What does that mean?
“Law and order” means creating a fair and just legal system where our number one priority is protecting the inalienable rights of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” for all people. This means reforming how our police intervene in emergency situations, abolishing private prisons that incentivize mass incarceration, and creating new educational and economic opportunities for our most vulnerable communities. I am dedicated to preventing crime by eliminating the socioeconomic conditions that encourage it.
I support accountability and transparency in government and law enforcement. Some of the key policies I support are requiring body-cams on all law enforcement officers who engage with the public, curtailing the 1033 program that provides local law enforcement agencies with access to military equipment, and abolishing private prisons. Rather than simply defund the police, my administration will take a holistic approach to heal and unite America by ending mass incarceration, police brutality, and racial injustice.
Did you attend any Black Lives Matter protests?
I support all movements aimed at ending racial injustice and inequality. I​ have not attended any Black Lives Matter protests.​ My running-mate, Karla Ballard, attended the March on Washington in support of racial justice and equality.
Your platform doesn’t mention the words “climate change.” Is there a reason for that?
I’m not sure what you mean. Our policy platform specifically references human-caused climate change and we have a plan to restabilize the climate, address environmental degradation, and ensure environmental sustainability.
[Ed. Note: As of writing the Pierce campaign’s policy platform does not specifically reference human-caused climate change.]
You’ve recently brought on Akon as a campaign surrogate. How did that happen? Tell me about that.
Akon and I have been friends for quite some time. I was one of the guys that taught him about Bitcoin. I helped make some videogames for him, I think in 2012. We were talking about Bitcoin, teaching him the ropes, back in 2013. And in 2014, we were both speaking at the Milken Global Conference, and I encouraged him to talk about how Bitcoin, Africa, changed the world. He became the biggest celebrity in the world, talking about Bitcoin at the time. I’m an adviser to his Akoin project, very interested in the work that he’s doing to build a city in Africa.
I think we need a government that’s of, for, and by the people. Akon has huge political aspirations. He obviously was a hugely successful artist. But he also discovered artists like Lady Gaga. So not only is he, himself, a great artist, but he’s also a great identifier and builder of other artists. And he’s been a great businessman, philanthropist. He’s pushing the limits of what can be done. We’re like-minded individuals in that regard. I think he’ll be running for political office one day, because he sees what I see: that we need real change, and we need a government that is of, for, and by the people.
You mentioned that you’re an adviser on Akoin. Do you have any financial investments in Akoin or Akon City?
I don’t believe so. I’d have to check. I have so much stuff. But I don’t believe that I have any economic interests in his stuff. I’d have to verify that. We’ll get back to you. I don’t believe that I have any economic interests. My interest is in helping him. He’s a visionary with big ideas that wants to help things in the world. If I can be of assistance in helping him make the world a better place, I’m all for it. I’m not motivated by money. I’m not running for office because I’m motivated by power. I’m running for office because I’m deeply, deeply concerned about our collective future.
You’ve said you’re running on a pro-technology platform. One week into your campaign last month, a New York appeals court approved the state Attorney General’s attempt to investigate the stablecoin Tether for potentially fraudulent activity. Do you think this will impact your ability to sell people on your tech entrepreneurship?
No, I think my role in Tether is as awesome as it gets. It was my idea. I put it together. But I’ve had no involvement in the company since 2015. I gave all of my equity to the other shareholders. I’ve had zero involvement in the company for almost six years. It was just my idea. I put the initial team together. But I think Tether is one of the most important innovations in the world, certainly. The idea is, I digitized the U.S. dollar. I used technology to digitize currency—existing currency. The U.S. dollar in particular. It’s doing $10 trillion a year. Ten trillion dollars a year of transactional volume. It’s probably the most important innovation in currency since the advent of fiat money. The people that took on the business and ran the business in years to come, they’ve done things I’m not proud of. I’m not sure they’ve done anything criminal. But they certainly did things differently than I would do. But it’s like, you have kids, they turn 18, they go out into the world, and sometimes you’re proud of the things they do, and sometimes you shake your head and go, “Ugh, why did you do that?” I have zero concerns as it relates to me personally. I wish they made better decisions.
What do you think the investigation will find?
I have no idea. The problem that was raised is that there was a $5 million loan between two entities and whether or not they had the right to do that, did they disclose it correctly. There’s been no accusations of, like, embezzlement or anything that bad.
[Ed. Note: The Attorney General’s press release on the investigation reads: “Our investigation has determined that the operators of the ‘Bitfinex’ trading platform, who also control the ‘tether’ virtual currency, have engaged in a cover-up to hide the apparent loss of $850 million dollars of co-mingled client and corporate funds.”]
But there’s been some disclosure things, that is the issue. No one is making any outrageous claims that these are people that have done a bunch of bad—well, on the internet, the media has said that the people behind the business may have been manipulating the price of Bitcoin, but I don’t think that has anything to do with the New York investigation. Again, I’m so not involved, and so not at risk, that I’m not even up to speed on the details.
[Ed note: A representative of the New York State Attorney General told Forbes that he “cannot confirm or deny that the investigation” includes Pierce.]
We’ve recently witnessed the rise of QAnon, the conspiracy theory that Hollywood is an evil cabal of Satanic pedophiles and Trump is the person waging war on them. You mentioned human trafficking, which has become a cause for them. What are your thoughts on that?
I’ve watched some of the content. I think it’s an interesting phenomenon. I’m an internet person, so Anonymous is obviously an organization that has been doing interesting stuff. It’s interesting. I don’t have a big—conspiracy theory stuff is—I guess I have a question for you: What do you think of all of it, since you’re the expert?
You know, I think it’s not true, but I’m not running for president. I do wonder what this politician [Georgia congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene], who’s just won her primary, is going to do on day one, once she finds out there’s no satanic cabal room.
Wait, someone was running for office and won on a QAnon platform, saying that Hollywood did—say what? You’re the expert here.
She won a primary. But I want to push on if we only have a few minutes. In 2006, your gaming company IGE brought on Steve Bannon as an investor. Goldman later bought out most of your stock. Bannon eventually replaced you as CEO of Affinity. You’ve described him as your “right-hand man for, like, seven years.” How well did you know Bannon during that time?
Yes, so this is in my mid-twenties. He wasn’t an investor. He worked for me. He was my banker. He worked for me for three years as my yield guide. And then he was my CEO running the company for another four years. So I haven’t worked with Steve for a decade or so. We worked in videogame stuff and banking. He was at Goldman Sachs. He was not in the political area at the time. But he was a pretty successful banker. He set up Goldman Sachs Los Angeles. So for me, I’d say he did a pretty good job.
During your business relationship, Steve Bannon founded Breitbart News, which has pretty consistently published racist material. How do you feel about Breitbart?
I had no involvement with Breitbart News. As for how I feel about such material, I’m not pleased by any form of hate-mongering. I strongly support the equality of all Americans.
Did you have qualms about Bannon’s role in the 2016 election?
Bannon’s role in the Trump campaign got me to pay closer attention to what he was doing but that’s about it. Whenever you find out that one of your former employees has taken on a role like that, you pay attention.
Bannon served on the board of Cambridge Analytica. A staffer on your campaign, Brittany Kaiser, also served as a business director for them. What are your thoughts on their use of illicitly-obtained Facebook data for campaign promotional material?
Yes, so this will be the last question I can answer because I’ve got to be off for this 5:00 pm. But Brittany Kaiser is a friend of mine. She was the whistleblower of Cambridge Analytica. She came to me and said, “What do I do?” And I said, “Tell the truth. The truth will set you free.”
[Ed. Note: Investigations in Cambridge Analytica took place as early as Nov. 2017, when a U.K. reporter at Channel 4 News recorded their CEO boasting about using “beautiful Ukranian girls” and offers of bribes to discredit political officials. The first whistleblower was Christopher Wylie, who disclosed a cache of documents to The Guardian, published on Mar. 17, 2018. Kaiser’s confession ran five days later, after the scandal made national news. Her association with Cambridge Analytica is not mentioned anywhere on Pierce’s campaign website.]
So I’m glad that people—I’m a supporter of whistleblowers, people that see injustice in the world and something not right happening, and who put themselves in harm’s way to stand up for what they believe in. So I stand up for Brittany Kaiser.
Who do you think [anonymous inventor of Bitcoin] Satoshi Nakamoto is?
We all are Satoshi Nakamoto.
You got married at Burning Man. Have you been attending virtual Burning Man?
I’m running a presidential campaign. So, while I was there in spirit, unfortunately my schedule did not permit me to attend.
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2020.09.19 03:55 TopGolfUFO On February 24th of 2019 Tyler Davis vanished from Easton Shopping Center in Columbus OH under mysterious circumstances. In the short time since, his wife, mother in law, and his friends have been doxxed, harassed and borderline stalked by internet sleuths who are determined to solve his case.

Brittany Davis first met her husband Tyler at work in 2013, Tyler was her boss but the two became fast friends. Their relationship evolved from friendly co-workers to best friends to romantic partners. Brittany said nobody can make her laugh like Tyler does, she also described him as a wonderful father and husband, truly a “great provider.” In 2017 Brittany and Tyler were married and they had a son who they named Aaron. They lived in Wilmington, Ohio, a small town nestled between Cincinnati and Columbus. It is consistently mentioned as one of the best small towns in America and a wonderful place for suburban families who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city without being too far from its comforts.
The couple lived a quiet life, more content to spend an evening at home rather than a wild one out on the town. Both Tyler and Brittany worked nights. He would often get home around 4 am, and she worked well into the early morning hours as a bartender. Despite the challenges presented by their unique schedules, they made sure to find time to spend together. Every year they made a special trip, even if it was just for a day, on both their birthdays and their anniversary.
Brittany’s birthday was February 24th, and the couple had planned a weekend getaway to nearby Columbus. In the early morning hours of February 23rd 2019 Tyler got home from work around 4AM. He’d been pulling extra hours and was tired, but excited for the trip he and Brittany had planned the next day. They both went to bed around 5 am and were planning on getting up early enough to meet Tyler’s parents in Columbus around noon. However they both overslept, waking up around 12:30 and not getting out of the house until after one. Eventually they met up with Tyler’s parents at an outback Steakhouse on Stringtown road and enjoyed a relaxing lunch with them. Following lunch they left their son with his grandparents and headed north, stopping at a speedway gas station on Stringtown before the 71 on-ramp to get gas.
They arrived at their Hilton hotel around 4 or 5 pm, and got settled in. The couple had contacted their friends that lived in Columbus, Brittany’s friends had been busy, but luckily one of Tyler’s close friends was free. He made the quick ten-minute drive from his house over to Easton. The friend's name was Schon Hughes, and although his name was initially withheld from the public, the lead detective on the case used it freely in a press conference, and Schon himself has since given an interview thus his name is already in the public record.
Schon and Tyler had been friends for years, and although Schon moved an hour away to Columbus, they would still take the time to visit each other. When Tyler knew he wanted to propose to Brittany, Schon had even helped him design her engagement ring.
When Schon arrived at the Hilton, Brittany was just finishing up getting ready for their evening out. The trio hung around and caught up for a while and watched what Brittany described as “some trashy tv”. They lazed around until around 8:30 when they decided to go out on the town. They were planning on shopping and getting a couples massage the next day, so mostly just wanted to drink a bit and explore.
They had drinks at bar Louie and Adobe Gilas and were all somewhat inebriated by the time they were finished. Brittany drank mixed drinks, and Tyler had shots, and it was actually the first time ever the couple had gone out to a bar to drink together. Brittany was only 23, they had a young son, and she worked at a bar for her job, so any of these reasons could have been contributing factors as to why they'd never gone out drinking together. It is also possible that they just weren’t big drinkers. Either way, Brittany was feeling adventurous and suggested the three go to a strip club, as she’d never been before and wanted to see what it was like.
Following Brittany’s suggestion, they ordered an uber and decided to head to the Dollhouse, a strip club in a nice part of town. They ended up hanging out and drinking until around 2:30AM and at one point Brittany went out to smoke. She was hesitant to leave her drink at the bar since she knew to never leave a drink alone, but the bar had a strict policy about not allowing guests to bring drinks outside. She ended up leaving it and Tyler helped her finish it later. They had fun, and Brittany said they met some “very nice girls”. Not being from the area they weren’t exactly sure when the bar closed, but at one point Brittany went to the bathroom for a few minutes near the end of the night, when she returned the lights were on. Closing time had snuck up on them, and the bouncer was arguing with Tyler and his friend, saying they had to leave right that minute, but Tyler insisted they had to wait for Brittany. The bouncer seemed skeptical and was trying to get them out of the bar, but when he saw Brittany return, the tension diffused and they left. As pointed out later in Brittany's True Crime Garage interview, the bouncer may have been confrontational because he was used to seeing men trying to hang around after close to bother the girls who worked there.
One review of the Dollhouse mentions a patron out for the night alone, who suspected his drink was spiked with GHB. He said he blacked out after three drinks and doesn’t remember the rest of the night, but his girlfriend said two men dropped him off at his apartment late in the night, covered in cuts and bruises. His card had been maxed out at $2000. He said he filed a police report, but no follow up to the review was posted, and no other reviews mention this. Other negative reviews point to being overcharged, or no “fun” provided with the lap dances, which the owner responded to by saying “They are not a $20 BJ place” so it is worth noting, like with any business some negative reviews may be posted out of spite.
In her Dateline interview, Brittany initially skipped past mentioning the Dollhouse specifically. She just said that they went to various places in the area. The backlash and rampant speculation about the quality of their marriage after this information came out may have been why she wasn’t more forthcoming with that information. To this day, a popular theory on Reddit and Websleuths is that Brittany and Tyler must have been swingers, since they had a male friend with them on Brittany’s birthday, and went to a strip club. And of course, Brittany’s initial omission of the Dollhouse must have meant she had something nefarious to hide.
On the night in question, the trio waited outside for about 20 minutes for an Uber, and Tyler was fairly intoxicated at this point. A girl from the club brought them water and chatted for a minute. When the Uber arrived it was about a 15-20 minute drive back to the hotel and Tyler fell asleep. They got back to the hotel, and the uber driver seemed agitated, because Tyler was confused, and didn’t think they were back at the hotel. He was taking a minute to wake up, and the Uber driver was visibly irritated. Tyler thought he was being kicked out of the Uber early before they got back to the Hilton. Finally, they got out of the car, and Tyler started making a scene since he thought the uber driver left them stranded. He fell at one point and he attempted to flip over a few potted plants, and then stormed off. Brittany’s phone was at 4%, she needed to use the restroom, and Schon told Brittany he would go get Tyler. Tyler only had a 20-25 foot head start, and Schon quickly caught up with him while Brittany went back into the Hilton.
Around 15 minutes later at 3:37 AM Tyler called Brittany back to apologize and say he was just taking a walk and smoking, and would be back soon. In an interview in April of 2019 Schon said that Tyler was absolutely the type to storm off when drinking, he’d done it before and Schon wasn’t about to chase him around all night. Brittany disagreed with this. But she had never been out on the town drinking with Tyler before, whereas Schon had known him for years, and had seen him drinking many times. When asked if they’d had an argument, Schon said it wasn’t so much an argument as him telling Tyler “Hey man, get your ass back to your wife, she’s crying”
Shortly afterward Schon returned to the Hilton and found Brittany standing outside waiting for Tyler. They went back up to the room and Schon reassured Brittany that Tyler just needed to blow off some steam. He told her not to worry and that she should get some sleep
Schon talked to Tyler over the phone around 3:42 for about 8 minutes. He sounded coherent. Schon told him that Brittany was in bed and safe, and Tyler said he was going to try and figure out how to get back. Schon told him to just look for the giant building with the H on the side.
Using digital forensics, CPD traced Tyler’s route on foot from 3:20-3:53 AM. He meandered from the entrance to the Hilton, and ended up in the Easton circle around 3:40 when he was talking to Schon over the phone. Eventually, he ended up near Abbott labs, then started heading toward the Hilton. His last location showed him at the intersection of Steltzer rd and Morse crossing. At this point, he asked his phone to take him to Easton Suites at 3:51. At 3:53 his phone location shut off and CPD could no longer track his location, but he was still near the intersection of Morse and Steltzer rd.
At 4:10 AM Tyler called Brittany again to say he was walking through the woods and could see the hotel. He said he would be there shortly, in five minutes. In the True Crime Garage episode, Brittany stressed that she and Tyler were not outdoorsy people by any means. She said Tyler could look at “three trees in a circle” and call that the woods. They stayed away from the outdoors so much that Tyler managed to still own the same pair of shoes he’d worn in college. There aren’t any seriously wooded areas near Easton, but there are patches of woods, and a wetland area near Abbot labs. It’s enough woods to temporarily get lost in, but one could find their way out walking in any direction for five minutes or so. There are four wooded areas within a half-mile of Tyler’s last phone ping.
Many news sources didn’t report this last phone call accurately. Brittany stressed that Tyler was not confused in this phone call and sounded coherent, but several sources took Tyler’s earlier confusion in the Uber to mean he was confused and incoherent during this phone call. Brittany maintains this was not true, He sounded like he knew where he was. Online sleuths would later criticize Brittany for not being more worried about her “confused and incoherent' husband based on this misreported information. Immediately after the 4:10 call disconnected, Tyler called Brittany back, but when she picked up the line there was just silence for about four seconds. Brittany called him right back, but his phone went straight to voicemail.
Shortly after this, Brittany and Schon walked in opposite directions on the road in front of the hotel to look for Tyler. They didn’t see him, and Brittany was worried, but Schon thought she was overreacting, and they had a mild disagreement. At this point, Tyler had been walking around for nearly an hour without a coat, and while the high that day was 56, the low was 29, and it was a bit windy and rainy on and off. At 4:15 am footage of what the police initially thought was Tyler walking back to the hotel was shown, but this was actually Schon walking back. This incorrect picture was shown during a press conference, but Brittany corrected it on her TCG appearance.
Around 4:30 AM, Schon went home, since he lived about 10 minutes away. Brittany called a few friends for advice, and they told her she was probably worrying too much, and that Tyler would walk through the door at any moment, and everything would be fine. Her friend Harlee talked with her for a while and reassured her that everything was fine. Brittany found it hard to be calm though and called nearby jails, and hospitals, thinking Tyler might have ended up in the drunk tank.
In the early hours of the next morning Brittany got ahold of an old roommate Adam, who arrived at Easton around 8AM. They drove around, thinking maybe Tyler had passed out on a bench. She called her in laws around 9 or 9:30 to tell them what was going on and Tyler’s father started driving up to Easton.
She then called Columbus Police around 10:30-11AM to report Tyler missing. When the police met with her, she gave them a detailed account of his description, and what he was wearing. He was 29 at the time, with brown hair and brown eyes, 5’10 weighing approximately 170 pounds, and wearing dark jeans, a white t-shirt and a dark green flannel. He also has a distinctive birthmark on his arm, going across his chest and up to his neck. The birthmark is visible in a t-shirt. The CPD officer told her that “A 29 year old man can go missing of his own accord, if he chooses” and informed her that there wasn’t much they could do unless he was gone for 72 hours.
Her father in law arrived shortly after and started walking around Easton, looking for his son. Brittany went back to her in-law's house to be with her son for part of the day, but joined her father at Easton to help search in the evening. Brittany and her father in law kept searching until dark. At 1 am they got Easton security involved and let the Hilton know what was going on, and the manager on duty agreed to start pulling footage to look for something useful. A few more friends joined in the search before the day was through. At 8am the next day they stopped searching on foot.
Since that day at least six searches have been conducted of the four wooded areas near Easton. Volunteers and dogs from Search and Rescue OH combed the areas looking for clues. The Columbus dive team searched the Wetlands, and Equisearch looked at two ponds in the immediate area. Helicopters flew over the area when the weather became more dry, hoping to maybe spot something in the wetlands that they hadn’t found before, but all of the searches turned up nothing. Brittany, along with friends and family, still occasionally band together to distribute flyers in the Easton area, and Brittany still calls Tyler’s phone every day.
In March of 2019 Brittany started the Bring Tyler Davis Home Facebook group. She posted information about Tyler and the night he vanished, and the group currently has nearly 10,000 members. As more people joined, Brittany and her family had to moderate and remove posts with rampant speculation. She was then accused of trying to shape the narrative. While criticizing her, online sleuths shared a speeding ticket she got when she was just sixteen years old. They also rifled through her mother, Melissa’s past, at one point saying she had an extensive criminal record. The accusing poster quickly realized they had the wrong Melissa Fields, but rather than apologize, pointed at Melissa’s driving record which had some minor infractions.
The way some networks aired the story didn’t help, as some would only include bits and pieces of Brittany’s story, and one even clipped her statement about all of the things she loved about Tyler down to just “A great provider” leading people to call her a gold digger and say she was just using him for money. One theory on websleuths claims that the reason Tyler was so tired was that Brittany was forcing him to work extra hours so she could have a “nest egg” saved up for when she killed him.
True Crime enthusiast Katie Frederick got banned from Brittany’s group, and started her own called True Crime Junkies - Tyler Davis Missing, Case Discussion. Frederick made it to be a place where people could openly speculate. In Brittany’s group, posts accusing her of murder or criticizing her appearance that added no value to the group were banned, as well as speculation and news stories every time a body was found in Columbus. Brittany had been reading all of it, and friends who helped run the group asked people not to post such content.
Frederick’s group allowed for open discussion, much of which was centered on accusing Brittany of involvement in Tyler’s disappearance. Frederick had initially gotten involved after reading about Tyler’s disappearance on a smiley face killer theory page. This theory claims that men in their twenties who fall into bodies of water while out drinking are actually killed by a gang of serial killers. It’s called the Smiley Face Killer theory, because the supposed calling card of this killer or killers is that smiley face graffiti can be found near where the body was recovered or entered the water. Since Tyler Davis is often mentioned in the same breath as Joey Labute Jr. and Brian Shaffer, who are both associated with the theory, some subscribe to that idea. Joey Labute Jr’s body was found in the Scioto River near Scioto Audubon metro park, and Brian Shaffer is often mentioned with the smiley face theory because he was a drunk man in his twenties, which is the supposed demographic. Since Tyler was a drunk man in his twenties, and there are wetlands near Abbot labs, believers of the theory have been speculating about Tyler Davis since very early on in the case.
Early on Brittany got involved with Lori Davis, who runs the Missing in Ohio facebook group. Lori Davis is a Columbus local who also runs the missing website for Brian Shaffer, and had been very close with Brian Shaffer’s family. Lori helped Brittany assemble a detailed timeline of events the night Tyler vanished, by putting together receipts and phone records. In April of 2019 Britany would go on True Crime Garage, a prolific podcast local to Columbus. Brittany would use her timeline and notes from that night to ensure she was saying accurate information.
After her true crime garage appearance, people accused Brittany of sounding scripted, since she was partly reading from notes she’d compiled since Tyler’s disappearance. The co-host of TCG, the Captain said in her defense “she has very detailed accounts and people were like, 'She sounds scripted.' Well, if your loved one went missing, I'd hope you'd sit down and write down all the facts and anything you can remember, too."
In the first part of the True Crime garage episode, Schon’s name was accidentally left in at one point, although they had tried to censor it throughout. The next day, people on Websleuths were pointing out that it was said, and the Crime Junkies Facebook page was cross-referencing Brittany and Tyler’s pages to find a friend named Schon, though the unusual spelling threw them off. Wanting to help his friend, Schon had posted information about Tyler on his page, and given out his personal number. Online sleuths quickly connected the dots, and eventually someone posted Schons’ name, phone number and home address on websleuths. Possibly Facebook as well but if it was posted there it has quickly been deleted. It was just one day after the release of the podcast that all of Schon’s information was made available to the public.
On may 6th Schon would call True Crime Garage to discuss the case with them and give his account of events. He said that he has been questioned by police, and they looked at him and his wife’s phone records. This small tidbit of information would fuel more pointless facebook discussions, where sleuths would say Schon didn’t “seem like a married man” since he’d gone to a strip club, and been somewhere in the hotel room when Brittany was finishing up showering, meaning he surely must have watched her get dressed. He said there is surveillance footage of them exiting the uber. He also went into detail about a few sightings in Ohio of Tyler. He said they all seemed credible, as they mentioned a man with a distinct birthmark, but none of them ended up being Tyler.
Doxxing was nothing new to Brittany and her mother Melissa. People were threatening to come to Brittany’s house, and calling her to harass her. They called Tyler’s parents as well, and speculation ran rampant that Aaron was actually Schon’s son not Tyler’s. A popular theory online was that the reason Tyler stormed off in the first place was because Brittany and Schon had been flirting. One poster even threatened to call children’s services, alleging that Brittany must have been mistreating her child if she would murder her husband. Meanwhile Schon started getting death threats, and all of the facebook groups involved got more members joining, despite remaining private.
At one point Brittany got involved with 'We can bring you hope' and an organization run by Michelle Helman Bender. Bender got very involved in Tyler’s disappearance, conducting her own “investigation”. Brittany sent Bender her timeline, which included Tyler’s email password, and Bender logged into Tyler’s email. Brittany got a notification that someone in Pennsylvania had accessed Tyler’s email, but quickly realized it was Bender. She changed the password and told the police about the incident.
In July author Andy Downing would write an article for Columbus Alive called “The Disappearance of Tyler Davis and the Rise of the True Crime Complex”. He would truncate and somewhat rework a version of this article to go out in the Dispatch as well. In the Dispatch article, he took the same approach as Dateline, omitting the strip club entirely in the story, even though he’d mentioned it in his longer article. Whether this was done to make the story more family-friendly, or attempt to try and keep the discussion focused on Tyler’s disappearance rather than speculation about his marriage, some online sleuths did not realize that both articles were written by the same man, and once again went into a frenzy about Brittany changing her story. Ironically enough, a quote Brittany said in this article about the news coverage thus far became oddly appropriate "I've done so many interviews, and talked to so many people, and I told everyone the same story each time, but they can all spin it, I'm telling you my story, but I'm not going to write your article, so you can write it in any direction you feel, which is obviously your right. But if I had six different writers and I tell them all the same story, they're not going to write the same thing, which makes people say, 'Her story doesn't match up.' ... This has never happened to me before, so I'm just trying to navigate the waters as best I can."
In the Dispatch version of the article, Columbus police sergeant Daniel Weaver said of the internet and media’s involvement in the case that, "There are so many competing forces involved in this, and it's almost taken on a life of its own, It's hard to discern between valid information and armchair quarterbacks who read into things that just aren't true." He runs the missing persons/exploited children’s unit and said that the case is absolutely still active, but he doesn't want to release any details and add to the social media mess.
These articles interviewed Katie Frederick herself and when asked about her involvement in the case or how her group might affect the investigation, Katie said “That's a hard one to answer because of course, it concerns me, but at the same time I don't think anything we do on Facebook is going to interfere with what they're doing in real life. For the most part, our group is just a discussion group."
In that same article, Brittany disagreed with Frederick’s stance that social media was not harming her case. After having experienced months of the public criticizing her voice, her weight, and her feelings for her husband she said "We've all seen how damaging social media is, and there's going to be a point, regardless of the outcome, regardless if Tyler pops up tomorrow, there's going to be a point maybe 15 years down the road when our son gets online and finds this. He's going to see people talking so badly about his dad and me, and it's just so awful, and I don't think people are considering the gravity of what they're saying and how it can really affect people. I pray to God our son never has to hear about all of that. I really just want Tyler to come home so we can finally move on."
The original posts have been deleted, but at one point the death of Brittany’s father was a huge topic of discussion among the Crime Junkies Facebook group. He passed away on August 29th 2009. He’d been drinking heavily and passed out in his truck, and when a fire started in the engine compartment he never woke up. His body was found the next day, as he’d been idling in his van in an alleyway. Posters speculated that Brittany’s mother Melissa Fields had killed her husband, and Brittany was simply following the family tradition by killing Tyler. One group discussion speculated that the reason Brittany and her mother were so close was that they were both helping each other cover up murders.
During this controversy, a youtube channel specializing in tarot crime readings covered the case. For those unfamiliar with the practice, Tarot readers will sometimes do readings on unsolved cases to try and figure out what happened. In the video, a camera is pointed at two tarot card decks and a pile of crystals. The reader is behind the camera, and selects cards out of view, though you can hear them shuffling in the background to assure viewers that the cards were indeed chosen at random. In the video the reading backs up all of the popular theories, saying that Brittany and Schon were in love and conspired to kill Tyler and that Melissa was under investigation for killing her husband. Melissa is not and was never under investigation for her husband's death, but this YouTuber claims otherwise.
Katie Marie Frederick would at one point attempt to make some form of amends to Brittany by setting up an Amazon wishlist for her. The request went through Melissa, who absolutely refused to give Frederick her address, and assumed she was using the wishlist as a ploy to harass them. It is worth noting that Frederick seemed genuine in her attempt, and Frederick had started banning people who spread any personal information about Brittany or Melissa. However, we know from the Columbus Alive article that at one point online sleuths posted a picture of the van that Melissa’s husband died in, so her attitude is more than understandable.
Though Frederick does at times seem genuine in helping Brittany later on, she posted the 911 call Brittany made and asked if she sounded suspicious, and would blatantly ask her Facebook group to dig into Brittany and Tyler’s lives and see if they were in debt, as that could have been a strain on their marriage.
On July 15th Brittany wrote “Yesterday I attended the Missing Persons Day in Columbus. I connected with different law enforcement offices and organizations that have assisted in the search for Tyler. I met families that are dealing with the same unfortunate circumstance of a missing loved one. I was shocked to see the number of people that deal with this on a daily basis. Please remember to be kind, you never know what anyone else is going through. Cherish your family. Be grateful for what you have. Our family will never stop looking, searching or asking questions. We will remain hopeful & continue to stay positive. I appreciate your support, shares, and prayers in our family's time of distress. Please keep your eyes open, be vigilant & stay safe.”
On July 18th, 2019 it was Aaron’s birthday and Lori Davis posted an amazon wish list for Brittany and Tyler’s son Aaron, saying he loves Winnie the Pooh and Shrek. Support poured in from the group.
On October 3rd 2019 The Columbus Police Department held a press conference to discuss the case with the public. Lead Detective Jason Brammer answered questions and stressed that the wooded areas around Easton had been searched. Brammer and another officer mentioned that the press conference was part of the sheriff's attempts to be more open to the public, in an effort to get the police, the media, and the public to all work together as best as they can and solve the case.
The True Crime Garage episode is still referenced as one of the most detailed accounts of that night, as only a few news articles covered the disappearance. One reporter in the crowd asked Brammer if he was following what people were saying in podcasts at all and he responded with “I do not follow podcasts, I follow evidence”
Brammer was asked a few questions about if he had any theories, or was leaning one way or another in regards to what happened. He simply stressed that he wasn’t letting himself get wrapped up in any theories or lean in any particular direction so that he could keep an open mind and investigate all angles thoroughly as leads came in.
Near the end of the press conference, Brittany was given the floor, and as she started to tear up, Brammer put his hand on her back, encouraging her to keep talking. She asked the public to come forward with anything they knew saying “It’s been a really long time, and I deserve answers”.
That same day Katie Marie Frederick posted on Facebook, apparently after having a change of heart saying “The first thing I want to say is that we have seen evidence that cannot be released publicly. This evidence has led me to believe that Brittany Davis is 100% innocent. Obviously I can not control how any of you feel. However, I do ask that even if you may believe she is guilty, please think about this: what if she isn’t? If she is not guilty then that means she is mourning the loss of her husband and the father of her child. Before you type, ask yourself: is what I’m about to say beneficial to anyone, or am I just being cruel?Brittany has caught a TON of hatred and I just don’t think that is fair. Now I will be the first to admit that a lot of that hatred came from this group that I created and from me specifically. But that stops now. I apologize for all of that and for any pain I have caused Brittany and those who love her and Tyler. Since I made this group we have made a few more. And we have learned a lot. There are many things that I regret and I am so sorry that things got so ugly. I wish I could take back so much of what was said and done. Unfortunately, I cannot. I just ask that moving forward, we focus on Tyler and remember that there are still people here who love him and miss him dearly. As far as any of us KNOW, Brittany is innocent and that makes her a victim in all of this. Some of you may feel otherwise, but a feeling is not evidence.”
Websleuths and Facebook are still rife with people trying to solve the case. One poster on websleuths pointed out that there were many surface-level similarities between this case and that of Brian Shaffer. In both cases the night in question started at a steakhouse, there were two men and one woman out on the town, and the man who eventually vanished left to go off on his own for “mysterious” reasons. Many of the same theories thrown out in the Brian Shaffer case are also mentioned for Tyler, with some people claiming that he must have fallen in the construction of a new Easton parking garage, and is now part of the structure, or saying he ran away to start a new life, in the middle of the night, while he was drunk.
Anytime the case is mentioned on Reddit, the top comments are almost always about Brittany acting suspiciously. Of course, there are statistics to back up why people tend to assume a spouse in foul play. From 1980-2008 16.3 percent of all homicides were committed by an intimate partner, making it nearly one in five. But does a 16.3% chance justify harassing someone who is now raising a young child on her own, and mourning the disappearance of her husband?
Lori Davis occasionally gets calls from Brittany when she’s frustrated with how the case is going, and she’ll talk her through it. Telling her to do what she can, and not let the negativity get to her. But there’s only so much Brittany can do before she’s left with no option but to wait.
In January of 2020 Brittany took and passed a polygraph in relation to her husband's disappearance. As of March of 2020 Brittany is largely absent on her Facebook group, instead opting to let others post about their missing loved ones. Right now the most recent post is that of Andy Chapman, a man who went missing in 2006. Whenever a body is discovered anywhere near Columbus it gets posted in various forums about Tyler Davis, or Brian Shaffer, further linking the two cases at least in the mind of the internet. Tyler’s disappearance, perhaps in part due to the controversy, has quickly climbed the ranks to being one of the most well known missing person cases in Columbus, meaning many people know what he looks like, and are keeping an eye out for him. This also means that the numbers in all Facebook groups involved continue to climb, and speculation on all social media platforms shows no signs of stopping.

Sources

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2020.09.15 01:33 MightySilverWolf Unusual Batting Feats

Introduction

Brian Lara's 400*. Don Bradman averaging 99.94. Sachin Tendulkar scoring 15,921 Test runs. Chris Martin scoring 12*. The batsmen who achieved these Herculean feats have all gone down in cricket history. However, these are not the only batting performances which exist. There are multiple cases in which a batsman has achieved something unusual, or even at times truly unique, yet they do not get recognition. This post is dedicated to all those batsmen who have managed to achieve what few others have achieved, regardless of whether those achievements are good or bad.

Howzat?

There are ten methods of dismissal (formerly eleven) in cricket, but of these, only five can be considered 'normal': Bowled, caught, LBW, stumped and run out. One could also make a case for hit wicket, and it's common enough that I don't think it counts as being truly unusual. What about the other five, then? Has any batsman in international cricket been dismissed through any of those methods? Thankfully, Wikipedia has a list which I highly advise you to check out, so I'll just be summarising in this section.
First, there's obstructing the field. Only one batsman has ever been dismissed obstructing the field in Tests, and that batsman is Len Hutton against South Africa in 1951. After striking the ball, he noticed that it was about to land onto his stumps and thus bowl him, so he used his bat to strike the ball a second time and protect his stumps. This is actually a legal manoeuvre for a batsman provided that it doesn't prevent a fielder from taking a catch; unfortunately for Hutton, there was a fielder nearby who was ready to take a catch, so he became the first (and so far only) batsman in Test history to be dismissed obstructing the field.
Interestingly enough, there have been seven instances in ODIs of batsmen being given out obstructing the field. In all of those cases, the batsman in question obstructed throws from fielders in order to avoid being run out, in contrast to Hutton who obstructed a catch in order to avoid being caught. In three of those cases, the batsman used his bat or his body to deflect the ball away from the stumps while out of his crease, and in three other cases, the batsman changed his direction of movement while running in order to block the ball. Ben Stokes was out obstructing the field in the most unusual way, however, when he pulled a Maradona and used his hand to prevent the ball from hitting the stumps in a 2015 ODI against Australia.
There have been two instances of a batsman being dismissed obstructing the field in T20Is. Jason Roy was given out in a 2017 T20I against South Africa for changing his direction of movement while running, and Maldivian cricketer Hassan Rasheed was given out obstructing the field in 2019 for...I don't know, actually. It's pretty hard to find articles on bilateral T20Is between the Maldives and Qatar. If there's anyone here who is an expert on Maldivian or Qatari cricket then I'd appreciate finding out more about this incident.
As for handling the ball, this has happened ten times in international cricket (seven times in Tests and three times in ODIs). In 2013, the Laws were changed so that only the striker could be given out handling the ball and even then only before he had finished playing his stroke (strikers handling the ball after the completion of his stroke, and non-strikers handling the ball at any time, would be given out obstructing the field). In 2017, this method of dismissal was removed entirely and instead came under obstructing the field.
I won't go through all the players, but I will pick out some particular highlights. South Africa's Russell Endean was the first batsman in international cricket to be dismissed handled the ball in 1957 when he used his free hand to knock the ball away from the stumps, but according to a later interview, he actually wanted to head the ball away at first; I don't know whether that's actually against the Laws, but given that they didn't wear helmets back then, I can't imagine that it would have ended well. Michael Vaughan was the last player to be dismissed in this manner in Tests back in 2001, and Zimbabwe's Chamu Chibhaba holds the distinction of being the last cricketer to be dismissed handled the ball in international cricket after he was given out for handling the ball in an ODI against Afghanistan in 2015.
This post is about unusual feats, however, and when it comes to being given out handled the ball, there is none more unusual than the story of Australia's Andrew Hilditch. In a Test match against Pakistan in 1979, following a wayward throw from a fielder, Hilditch (who was at the non-striker's end) decided to return the ball to the bowler. It's actually against the Laws for a batsman to return the ball to a fielder without that fielder's permission, and controversially, the bowler (Sarfraz Nawaz) decided to appeal, which led to Hilditch's dismissal. This would be the only instance in international cricket of a non-striker being given out handled the ball, so Hilditch takes the biscuit when it comes to this unusual method of dismissal.
Retirement is rather unusual in that depending on the situation, the batsman can be considered out or not out. Generally, retirement occurs due to injury, in which case the batsman is considered 'retired hurt' and is entitled to return to the crease upon the fall of a wicket or upon another batsman's retirement. This situation is not at all unusual. What is unusual, though, is a batsman retiring for reasons other than injury, and unless there is some other acceptable reason for their absence (which I'll talk about shortly), the fielding side has the right to prevent them from returning to the crease, in which case they are retired out.
This has only occurred three times in international cricket. In a Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in 2001, in which Sri Lanka demolished the then-new Test nation of Bangladesh, the Sri Lankan captain (Sanath Jayasuriya) retired Marvan Atapattu after he scored his double-century, and later in the same innings, retired Mahela Jayawardene after he smashed 150(115). Obviously, this move was criticised by some for breaching the spirit of the game, and these are the only two instances of batsmen being retired out in Test cricket. The other such instance in international cricket is when Bhutan's Sonam Tobgay was retired out in a 2019 T20I against the Maldives (something about the Maldives and unusual dismissals for some reason), but I can't find any further details of the incident.
Now, this post is generally meant to be a light-hearted celebration of unusual batting achievements, but this next story is rather more sombre. In a 1983 Test between the West Indies and India, Gordon Greenidge was on 154* in the West Indies' first innings when he received news that his daughter was dying; he retired in order to be able to visit her, and she sadly passed away two days later. Although Greenidge had not been injured, he was given as 'retired not out' due to the tragic circumstances. To this day, this is the only instance in international cricket of a batsman being given retired not out.
Hit the ball twice and timed out are perhaps the most unusual dismissals of all in the sense that no batsman has ever been given out for those reasons in international cricket (not yet, anyway; there's a first time for everything). There was one instance, however, in which a batsman could have been timed out in Test cricket, but ultimately wasn't.
The Law states that a batsman must be at the crease within three minutes, else they can be timed out. In a 2007 Test between India and South Africa, Sachin Tendulkar was due to come in at #4. However, he had temporarily been off the field during South Africa's innings, and he still had unserved penalty time when two Indian wickets quickly fell, meaning that he couldn't bat at #4. As a result, India, who were confused by the whole ordeal, didn't send out a batsman for six minutes until Sourav Ganguly finally arrived at #4. Both the umpires and South Africa's captain, Graeme Smith, agreed that an appeal would be against the spirit of the game, but had Smith appealed, this would have been the only instance in international cricket of a batsman being timed out.

The Best Since Bradman

It's common knowledge among cricket fans that Don Bradman holds the record for the highest Test batting average, at 99.94. However, this isn't strictly speaking true. It is correct to say that Bradman has the highest average among batsmen who have played a minimum of twenty innings, but among all batsmen, Bradman only comes in at a measly third (what a fraud). Who are ahead of him, then?
Firstly, let us dispel with the notion that a batsman who is never dismissed has an infinite average. That is not true. A batsman who is never dismissed has an undefined average, since it is impossible to have a batting average without any dismissals. Pakistani off-spinner Afaq Hussain holds the record for the most Test runs scored without being dismissed, having scored 65 runs in four innings.
Looking at batsmen who have been dismissed, however, we come across West Indian wicketkeeper Andy Ganteaume in second place. The poor lad struggled to get into the Test team because of his slow scoring rate in tour matches, but an injury to Jeff Stollmeyer forced the selectors to play him against England. In his only Test innings in 1948, Ganteaume hit 112 but was criticised (once again) for scoring too slowly and was subsequently dropped; he would never play another Test match. Still, he can lay legitimate claim to having a higher Test batting average than Bradman, which only one other batsman has achieved.
Who's the best since Bradman, then? With a minimum cut-off of twenty innings, we have Adam Voges, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, all Australian, two of them still active international cricketers. As is tradition at this point, the batsman with the highest Test batting average of all time is an active Australian cricketer, Kurtis Patterson to be precise. He forced himself into the team after scoring twin centuries in a tour match and although he only scored 30 in his first innings, he scored 114* in his second to end up with an average of 144.
Australian fans go crazy over Smith and Labuschagne, declaring them to be the best since Bradman. Little do they realise that they have in their ranks a batsman who is not only statistically better than Bradman but who is also statistically better than the GOAT Test batsman Andy Ganteaume.
How about ODIs, though? Who has the highest ODI batting average of all time? I'll give you a hint: He's a Dutch player. No, it's not Ryan ten Doeschate; it is, in fact, Max O'Dowd. He scored 86* in his first innings followed by a score of 59 in his second innings to end up with an average of 145. South African Irish cricketer Curtis Campher comes in at second with an average of 127.
Who has scored the most runs in ODIs without being dismissed, though? Well, let me ask you a different question: Who is England's greatest ever ODI player? If you said Jos Buttler then you'd be wrong. By law, anything that Buttler can do, Foakes can do better, and Ben Foakes does in fact hold the record for the most runs in ODIs without being dismissed, having scored 61* in his only ODI innings. Buttler would never.
In T20Is, the greatest ever batsman is someone who you probably haven't even heard of. Chris Gayle calls himself 'Universe Boss', but the true Universe Boss is surely the guy who averages 126 in T20Is. Enter Portugal's Najjam Shahzad, who scored 27* in his first innings, 46 in his second and 53* in his third. Not only does he have the highest T20I average of all time but he's also improving with every innings, so it won't be long until Portugal becomes a powerhouse in T20I cricket thanks to megadaddy hundreds from Universe Boss Najjam Shahzad.
If Shahzad is the Universe Boss, however, then Saudi Arabia's Mohammad Adnan is the Multiverse Boss. He holds the record for the most runs in T20Is without being dismissed, scoring 14*, 38* and 8* in his three innings. Not only that, but he has a career strike rate of 193.54, so he doesn't waste time. Give this man an IPL contract already.

Duck, Duck, Goose

Ducks and golden ducks are not unusual in and of themselves. That doesn't mean that scoring a duck or golden duck can't still be unusual feats, however; it all depends on how those ducks or golden ducks come about.
You might be aware that New Zealand's Geoff Allott holds the record for the most balls faced for a duck in Tests, having faced 77 balls against South Africa in 1999 (he also holds the record for the longest duck, having batted for a whopping 101 minutes). What about the other formats, though? The late West Indian batsman Runako Morton holds the record for most balls faced for a duck in ODIs, having scored 0(31) against Australia in 2006 (unsurprisingly, the West Indies lost that match). Morton took 56 minutes for his duck, which is also an ODI record.
T20Is are where it gets juicy, however. Canada's Sandeep Jyoti holds the record for most balls faced for a duck in T20Is, scoring 0(12) against Zimbabwe in 2008 (it was a close match, though, as Canada only lost by 109 runs). In terms of minutes batted, however, Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor holds that record, having batted for 19 minutes in a T20I against South Africa in 2010 for a five-ball duck; Jyoti, by comparison, batted for 15 minutes.
The record for most balls faced for a golden duck is...one. By definition, golden ducks involve the batsman facing exactly one ball. However, who took the longest time for their golden duck?
In Tests, that accolade belongs to Bangladesh's Nazmul Hossain, who spent 14 minutes at the crease against India in a 2004 match before being run out for a golden duck. England fans were probably waiting in anticipation for a superb knock from the #3 batsman, Martyn Moxon, when they were 47-1 against Australia in a 1985 ODI, but after 19 minutes of tension, Moxon was dismissed LBW off his first ball. In a 2015 T20I between England and Pakistan, Pakistani opener Rafatullah Mohmand somehow conspired to spend 17 minutes at the crease before being dismissed LBW in the third over for a golden duck; amazingly, he was only two minutes away from equalling the record for the longest duck in T20Is!
What if a batsman just doesn't feel like scoring runs, though, and ends on 0*? Obviously, batsmen can end on something like 0*(0) or 0*(1) or 0*(5), and that wouldn't be too unusual. The truly remarkable feats are when a batsman plays a marathon innings and yet still finishes on 0*. Some of these players put Geoffrey Boycott to shame.
Firstly, let's consider Tests. In 1968, England scored 351/7d in the first innings and bowled Australia out for 78, forcing them to follow on. Cricinfo states that Paul Sheahan 'never completely mastered the art of crease occupation', which is a bizarre claim to make about a player who faced 44 balls in Australia's second innings without scoring a run, thus not only securing the draw but also setting a record which remains unbroken to this day. His marathon innings took 52 minutes, which is a joint record along with New Zealand bowler Danny Morrison's 0*(30) against South Africa in 1995.
Fun fact: Had Jack Leach not scored that single at Headingley while still remaining not out, he would have broken this record having batted for 60 minutes, yet assuming that he completed his final over, he would have only faced 20 balls (fewer than half the balls Paul Sheahan faced). I think this demonstrates just how effective Stokes was at farming the strike.
Moving on to ODIs, Zimbabwean #11 batsman Chris Mpofu (who averages 2.85 with the bat) holds the record here, having scored 0*(20) in a tenth-wicket partnership of 12(38) against Bangladesh in 2006. His partner was the #10 batsman (and Zimbabwe's captain) Prosper Utseya, who certainly didn't prosper with his 21(42), thus stranding Mpofu 80 balls short of his dentury. Who holds the record for the longest 0*, though?
Picture the scene. It's March 2019 and Sri Lanka is struggling in an ODI against South Africa. It's the first innings and Lasith Malinga has been run out for a duck, leaving Sri Lanka on 131/9 after just 33.4 overs. Everyone knows about Kusal Perera's incredible 153* earlier that year, but what happened next, while not nearly as impressive, was nonetheless incredible. #9 batsman Isuru Udana and #11 batsman Kasun Rajitha put on a tenth-wicket stand of 58 runs from just 34 balls. Udana ends on 78(57). Rajitha ends on 0*(9), having batted for exactly half an hour. South Africa still won comfortably, but Rajitha's immense innings saw him enter the history books as having scored the longest 0* in ODI history. Udana's innings was alright as well.
Finally, in T20Is, the record for the most balls faced for a 0* is held by Bermuda's Rodney Trott, who scored 0*(7) against the Netherlands in 2019. Cricinfo doesn't know how long it took, however. For that, we have to look towards India's Yuzvendra Chahal, who took 15 minutes for his 0*(4) against Australia in 2019. Solid contribution from him.
All these feats are just in one innings, though. Some batsmen go above and beyond that and spend their entire career not scoring runs (either that or they don't know what a batsman's main job is). Two Sri Lankan players (Ishara Amerasinghe and Dinuka Hettiarachchi) hold the joint record for most balls faced in Tests without scoring a single run, both having faced 25 balls. In fact, the entire top four is made up of Sri Lankans; clearly, a significant proportion of Sri Lankan cricketers view run-scoring as optional. Hettiarachchi (who Cricinfo reckons is an all-rounder despite an FC batting average of 9.55) beats out everyone when it comes to minutes batted, though, having batted for 39 minutes in Tests without scoring a single run.
Bangladesh's Harunur Rashid holds the record for most balls faced in ODIs without scoring a run, having faced 17 in total. However, we have to look to our old friend Rajitha to find the player who's batted the most minutes in ODIs without scoring a run; he has batted at least 32 minutes, almost all of which comes from his partnership with Udana. Portugal's Sukhwinder Singh has faced nine balls in T20Is without scoring a run, which is the record, but Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mathew Sinclair both hold the joint-record for having batted seven minutes in T20Is without scoring a run.

Diamond Ducks Are Forever

Ducks and golden ducks aren't too unusual for the most part, but diamond ducks (in which a batsman is dismissed without facing a single ball) are. Think of what needs to happen for a diamond duck to occur. The player can't be a striker for obvious reasons, so bowled, caught, LBW, stumped, hit wicket and hit the ball twice (all of which can only apply to the striker) are out of play. Timed out is out of play as soon as a batsman enters the crease. This leaves just three possible dismissals for a diamond duck: Run out, obstructing the field and retired out. The latter two almost never happen, so diamond ducks almost always occur due to run-outs.
There have been 153 diamond ducks in ODIs and 53 diamond ducks in T20Is, so in those formats, diamond ducks aren't that unusual. This makes sense, of course, as run-outs are more likely to occur in those formats. Tests are where diamond ducks count as an unusual batting feat, as there have been in the history of Tests only 29 diamond ducks that we know of. Chris Martin holds the unfortunate distinction of being the only cricketer in the history of Tests to be dismissed for a diamond duck twice (one of which came in his final Test innings, which is a perfect summation of his batting career).
Most of these diamond ducks have of course come through run-outs, but there have been seven international diamond ducks (three in ODIs and four in T20Is) which have come through stumpings. On the surface, this shouldn't be possible; how can a batsman be stumped without facing a ball? The answer is simple: Leg-side stumpings. In white-ball cricket, any leg-side delivery tends to be given as a wide, and the odd thing about wides is that they do not count as a ball faced by the striker yet the striker can be dismissed stumped or hit wicket off of them. This would explain why this kind of diamond duck has occurred seven times in LOIs yet has never occurred in the history of Test cricket.
FWIW, there has yet to be an international diamond duck from a method of dismissal other than run out and stumped, but it is theoretically possible for a batsman who is dismissed hit wicket (off a wide), obstructing the field or retired out to achieve a diamond duck. Will any batsman be brave enough to make history and try to achieve what would be a unique feat by being dismissed for a diamond duck through one of these modes of dismissal? We'll have to wait and see.

Specialist Six-Hitters

So far, this post has been focusing largely on defensive stalwarts, but those are boring to watch. Everyone knows that real cricket is about walking up to the crease and hitting sixes from the get-go, so this section will be dedicated to those players who consider a strike rate under 600 to be too defensive. No score illustrates this mentality better than the rare 6*(1), so let's start with that.
In all the Tests throughout history, only once has a batsman finished on a score of 6*(1). The year is 1993 and Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya enters the crease with his team five wickets down but needing just four runs to beat England. Phil Tufnell is the bowler who is trying to take his wicket and help pull off a miracle for England, but Jayasuriya is having none of it and promptly smacks his first delivery for six. As far as Tests go, Jayasuriya's 6*(1) is a true case of batting scorigami (maybe I'll do a cricket scorigami post at some point).
As for ODIs and T20Is, a final score of 6*(1) is more common as you might imagine. In fact, it has occurred nine times in ODIs and thirteen times in T20Is. It appears to be the case that when a batsman is dismissed on the penultimate ball of the first innings, the batting team will send out a specialist six-hitter to get the job done. Credit goes to Afghan wicketkeeper Shafiqullah and England all-rounder Chris Jordan for being the only two players to achieve this unusual feat twice (Shafiqullah has achieved it twice in T20Is whereas Jordan has achieved it once in ODIs and once in T20Is).
A 6*(1) is probably my second-favourite score, but you know what my favourite score is? 6(2). I don't think any score illustrates the dual nature of batting quite like this one does. You can be dominating a bowler and smashing them for six one moment, then the very next moment, you can find yourself dismissed by the same bowler. It's poetic. It represents not only the duality of batsmen but the duality of man himself; you can be breezing through life one second then you could be rock-bottom the next. 6(2) is not just a score; it is a representation of life itself, cricket's ode to the erratic nature of mankind's existence.
Much like 6*(1), 6(2) has only occurred once in Test cricket, in 1958 to be precise. The West Indies were 401 runs behind Australia heading into the third innings and they required a miracle just to stay in the game. A 179-run partnership between Walcott and Sobers gave the West Indies hope, but they then proceeded to collapse from 244/3 to 283/8. In comes Frank King at #10 with his team needing over a hundred runs just to make Australia bat again. Not wanting to go down without a fight, he heaves the bowler for six off his first ball. Alas, his very next ball results in him being caught, but one cannot fault King for his effort in the face of certain defeat (apart from the fact that he had Everton Weekes at the other end, but we'll just ignore that).
This scoreline of 6(2) has occurred ten times in ODIs and eleven times in T20Is. No batsman in international cricket has ever achieved it twice. The first player to achieve it twice will thus have their names etched in the history books for their unique feat.
South Africa's Mangaliso Mosehle deserves special mention, though. He has achieved the ultimate cricket scorigami: His score of 6(1) against Sri Lanka in a 2016 T20I is the only such score in the entire history of international cricket. He came in at #6 at the end of South Africa's ninth over and hit his first international ball for six. He was then run out as the non-striker in the next over, leaving him on a score of 6(1). Not only did his team win the match, but Mosehle achieved what no other batsman has achieved before or since. Truly, his name must be counted among the likes of Lara, Tendulkar and Bradman for this one-of-a-kind feat.
In cases such as 6*(1) and 6(1), the batsman was left with a strike rate of 600. Can it go higher, though? Has any batsman done better than 600? For the first question, the answer is surprisingly yes. It is indeed theoretically possible for a batsman to finish an innings with a strike rate greater than 600. If he hits a ball for three and the fielding side then throws the ball to the boundary, the number of runs scored off of that delivery will be 3 + 4 overthrows = 7. This is how it would theoretically be possible for a batsman to conclude an innings with a strike rate greater than 600.
Does this mean that there is a batsman out there who has struck at a rate greater than 600? Unfortunately, no. Though it is doable, it has never happened in international cricket. The highest SR ever achieved in an international innings is 600; that includes Mosehle, all the players who have scored 6*(1), and Afghanistan's Dawlat Zadran, who against Oman in 2016 scored 12*(2) to win his team the T20I by three wickets with three balls remaining. He clearly did his job as specialist six-hitter very well indeed, for he is the only batsman in international cricket to have finished an innings with a strike rate of 600 having faced more than one ball.
Since no batsman has struck at greater than 600 in an innings, it stands to reason that no batsman has struck at greater than 600 over their career. Has anyone struck at exactly 600, though? Is there a batsman who hit their only ball in international cricket for six?
No-one's done it in Tests, that's for sure. The batsman with the highest confirmed career strike rate in Tests is Australia's Fred Freer, who hit 28*(21) in his only innings for a career SR of 133.33. However, Bill Howell (also Australian) may have had an SR of up to 205.88, though we don't have full ball-by-ball data for his innings.
In ODIs and T20Is, the records are undisputed. South African pace bowler Johann Louw holds the accolade in ODIs, having scored 23(7) in his only innings for a career strike rate of 328.57, and Bahrain's Qasim Zia hit a four off his only international delivery to take the record for the highest career strike rate in T20Is.
As you can see, not only has no batsmen ever finished with a career SR greater than 600, but none have even managed to finish with an SR of exactly 600. To strike at greater than 600 over the course of an innings would be unique in international cricket; to strike at exactly 600 over the course of a career would be truly special; to strike at greater than 600 over the course of a career, however, would be the holy grail of unusual batting feats. The player who manages to achieve that would surely go down in cricketing folklore for all eternity.

To Be Or Not To Be On Strike

All of the aforementioned batting feats require that the batsman has actually faced a ball. What if that's not the case, though? What if a batsman's dedication to weirdness is so great that they do not even bother to get themselves on strike? Or, perhaps more accurately, what if a batsman's dedication to weirdness is so great that they do not allow their partner to take the strike?
That is precisely what happened in 2012 when England faced Pakistan in the first Test of the tour. With Pakistan on 319/9 in their first innings, Adnan Akmal evidently didn't trust his partner Aizaz Cheema to face even one delivery, with the result that the two batsmen put on a 19-run partnership for the tenth wicket despite Cheema not facing a single ball. What makes this notable is that Cheema batted for 20 minutes without facing a delivery, which is a Test match record. Amusingly, Cheema ended his career with five innings batted, five not-outs, a high score of 1*, 23 balls faced and a strike rate of 4.34.
As for T20Is, I must admit that I am rather bemused. Afghanistan's Amir Hamza holds the record for the most minutes batted in a T20I innings without facing a ball, having batted for 10 minutes against the Netherlands in 2013. However, I'm confused as to how he managed to achieve this. Afghanistan's ninth wicket fell on the final ball of the nineteenth over, and so Hamza's partner faced the first ball of the final over. However, Hamza was also run out for a diamond duck on the first ball of the final over. This means that the gap between the end of the nineteenth over and the beginning of the final over was 10 minutes. How is that even possible in a T20I? Cricinfo isn't helping me at all here.
Now for the reason I wanted to make this post in the first place. This particular innings took place in 2017, during an ODI between Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand had set the Aussies a target of 287 and the chasing side found themselves facing certain defeat on 226/9, with only Marcus Stoinis and Josh Hazlewood left at the crease.
What happened next was nothing short of spectacular. Stoinis somehow managed to farm the strike with such effectiveness that immediately prior to the final ball of the 47th over, the two batsmen had put on a tenth-wicket partnership of 54 runs and needed just six more runs to win. The kicker? Hazlewood didn't face a single ball. Stoinis had faced every single delivery in the partnership. Australia's innings finally ended on the final ball of the 47th over when Hazlewood was run out for a diamond duck while attempting to take a single, but if Stoinis had pulled it off, it would surely have been one of the greatest ODI innings of all time.
All in all, Hazlewood batted for 26 minutes, which is by far the longest innings by a batsman without facing a single ball in the history of international cricket. When I first heard about this stat, I couldn't believe it; I found it so unusual and so unique that I decided to look for more weird and wonderful batting feats, and that's how this post came about. Hats off to specialist non-striker Josh Hazlewood, then, for inspiring me to do this.
You might think that any batsman who faces zero balls in an innings can only end up with a score of either 0 or 0*, and if you think that, you'd be right. Nonetheless, while searching through Cricinfo's database to find the weirdest batting feats out there, I came across this scorecard. Apparently, this is due to a scoring error as the scorer incorrectly neglected to count the no-ball as a ball faced. The fact that this is the only such instance of this happening in Cricinfo's database supports this theory.
Hazlewood's achievement was superb, but even he only managed it in one innings. How about over an entire career? Who holds the record for the most minutes batted over a career without facing a ball? Unfortunately, Cricinfo won't let me find that out for Tests, and the ODI and T20I data present nothing at all unusual (the record is 2 minutes for ODIs and 5 minutes for T20Is, in case you're wondering).
Matches played is somewhat more interesting. Once again, Cricinfo won't let me do this for Tests, but India's Jaydev Unadkat holds the record for the most ODIs played without facing a single ball, having played in seven ODIs. However, he's also never had to bat; if we restrict our search only to those who have batted at least one innings, Lance Gibbs and Pakistan's Mohammad Khalil come out on top, both having played three ODIs without facing a ball.
The West Indies' Krishmar Santokie holds the record for the most T20Is played without facing a single ball, having played in twelve of them (talk about specialist bowler!), although India's Mohammed Shami and Scotland's Hamza Tahir are closing in on that record, both having played in eleven T20Is without facing a single ball. Unlike Unadkat (and Shami and Tahir, for that matter), Santokie actually batted in one innings (against Ireland in 2014), though that would be his only international innings with the bat.

Extra, Extra!

I don't think Extras gets enough credit. The dude's been batting for 144 years and yet no-one praises his longevity. This final section will thus be dedicated to the man, the myth, the legend, Mr. Extras himself.
Despite his long and illustrious career, Extras has only top-scored in 19 completed Test innings. The lowest such score came in 1924; England scored 438 in the first innings while South Africa could only manage 30, with Extras scoring a swashbuckling 11 to lessen South Africa's humiliation. The skipper, Herbie Taylor, was the next-highest scorer with 7; a true captain's knock from him. Extras' highest score was a 76 for Pakistan against India in 2007 (he had also scored 38 and 41 in India's two innings, so it was a good match for him), but this was not the highest score in the innings.
In total, Extras has top-scored in 39 completed ODI innings. This includes a 2004 ODI between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, in which Extras scored 7 of Zimbabwe's 35 runs (tied with Dion Ebrahim for Zimbabwe's top scorer that game). Extras has also scored three half-centuries in ODIs, his highest score of 59 occurring twice in 1989 and 1999, both for Pakistan. For some reason, Extras just really loves scoring for Pakistan.
Extras has top-scored in 10 completed T20I innings, the lowest of which was once again a score of 7, this time coming for Turkey against Luxembourg in 2019 (Turkey scored just 28 runs in that match). Extras has never scored a half-century in T20Is, with his top score being 39 for Czechia against Turkey in 2019.
That's strange. This Extras fellow, despite having a 144-year-long batting career, has never scored a century, or even approached a century. I personally think that he's been given enough chances and should be dropped. I've heard that he can't even field or bowl, so what's the point in having him in the team if he's not scoring?

Conclusion

When discussing impressive batting feats, a lot of people place emphasis on comparisons: Who has the better average? Who has scored more runs? Who has the better strike rate in white-ball cricket? Who has the better beard? Who has the lower dot-ball percentage when batting in the third innings of the second Test in the series on a Tuesday with a lead of 100 runs or more?
However, the most unusual achievements in the art of batting tend not to derive from excellence in the craft but rather from unique circumstances which lead to bizarre stats or scorelines. To achieve what no batsman has achieved before in international cricket, even if it's something terrible such as becoming the first batsman in the history of international cricket to be out hit wicket for a diamond duck, is impressive in its own way. Also, the subsequent memes can be pretty funny.
I hope you enjoyed the read. Next time, I'll be doing the same thing but for bowling. Get ready for first-ball wickets and economy rates of 0.
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36. Anissa Holmes – Facebook Bootcamp
37. Andra Vahl – Facebook Advertising Secrets
38. Rachel Miller – Moolah’s Grow Your Audience Course (Facebook Page Strategies)
39. Chris Winters – F.A.M. Facebook Agency Machine
40. Kallzu – Facebook Agency Machine
41. Joanna Wiebe – 10x Facebook Ads
42. Ben Adkins – Facebook Ads Backpack Guide Advanced 2019
43. Wholesale Hackers – Facebook Ads for Real Estate
44. Keith Krance – Facebook Ads University Elite 2019
45. Brian Pfeiffer & Ross Minchev – FaceBook Diet Made EZ Video Course
46. iStack Training – Facebook & Ecom Mastery event Barcelona Replay 2019
47. Istack Training – Facebook & Ecom Mastery event Las Vegas Replay 2019 [Download]
48. Manuel Suarez & Ben Cummings – Facebook Masters Course
49. Peter Parks – Social Ads For FB Marketing
50. Chris Winters – F.A.M. Facebook Agency Machine
51. Freedom Junkies – Crushing Facebook Ads
52. FB Ads Machine 2.0 – Dan DaSilva, Mike Dolev

FILMMAKE/VIDEO courses

53. Parker Walbeck – Full Time Filmmaker
54. Parker Walbeck – Course Creator Pro $ (only on request)
55. Werner Herzog – Teaches Filmmaking
56. Eric Thayne – Six Figure Filmmaker
57. Hollywood Camera Work – The Master Course
58. Bimber – Viral Magazine, Video, News WordPress Theme (DOWNLOAD)
59. Christopher Perilli – The Video Authority
60. Max Rylski – Video Graphics Bonanza V2
61. Video Motion Pro The New Way to Create Highly Profitable Videos and Info Products Quickly and Easily
62. Ryan Deiss – Script a High Converting Video Sales Letter
63. First Page Videos – Brian Dean
64. Video Series AWE18 Replay
65. Zamurai Video Immersion
66. Ben Adkins – Clients From Video
67. Video Breakthrough Academy – Clark Kegley
68. Perfect Pitch Videos
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76. Anton Kraly - Dropship Lifestyle
77. Biaheza's Full Dropshipping Course(for download)
78. Andrei Kreicbergs – eBay Dropshipping Coaching 2.0
79. Adam Thomas – Dropshipping Accelerator 2018
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81. Paul Joseph – Dropshipping Titans
82. Kevin David – Shopify Dropshipping Ninja MasterClass
83. Online Auction Flipping (eBay dropshipping guide)
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94. eBay for newbies: learn the basics to start selling on eBay
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100. Cold Email Kings – The Exact COLD Email Sequence to Ultimately Partner with Amazon
101. Dan Meadors – The Amazon Wholesale Formula 2019
102. Michelle Barnum Smith – Amazon Messenger
103. Youngjoon Sun – Amazon FBA Mastermind
104. Matthew Gambrell – Amazon Assassin Drop Shipping Course
105. Augustas Kligys – European Amazon Summit
106. Get Seller Tradecraft – Amazon Playbook
107. Andrew Minalto – Amazon Sharks
108. Jordan Kilburn – Amazon Millionaire Mentorship Program
109. Philip A. Covington – The Ultimate Amazon Seller
110. Todd Snively, Chris Keef – Ecomm Elite Wholesale Amazon
111. Kale and Taylor – Nine University 2.0
LINKEDIN courses
112. Justin Welsh – The LinkedIn Playbook
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115. NATASHA VILASECA – LINKEDIN UNLEASHED
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117. LINKEDIN INCUBATOR – LIAM AUSTIN

TRADING courses

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120. ABS – Reese Shapiro – Binary Option Money Making Private Method
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122. TradeSmart College – Bollinger Bands Necessities
123. WARRIOR PRO TRADING COURSE
124. MAFIA TRADING – MINDSET TRADER DAY TRADING COURSE
125. TradeSmart College – Buying and selling Plans
126. STOCK TRADING SIMPLIFIED: THE COMPLETE GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS
127. FX CARTEL TRADING COURSE
128. INVESTOPEDIA ACADEMY BY DAVID GREEN
129. GREG CAPRA – PRISTINE STOCK TRADING METHOD(for download)
130. ADVANCE STOCK TRADING (SHORT TERM, SWING AND LONG TERM)
131. The Complete Trading Course – Price Patterns, Strategies, Setups, And Execution Tactics By Corey Rosenbloom
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135. RASHAD SMITH – 7 Figures Forex Course
136. The Forex Scalper Mentorship Package(for download)
137. PIPS UNIVERSITY – The Only Forex Course You Will Ever Need(For Download)
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140. FOREVER BLUE – FOREX COURSE
141. ANGEL TRADERS FOREX STRATEGY COURSE
142. MAKE MONEY WORK FROM HOME ONLINE TRADE FOREX 4 BEGINNERS
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144. FOREX TRADING FOR NEWBIES
145. CRYPTO TRADING MASTERY COURSE

ECOM courses

146. Jared Goetz – Ecom Hacks Academy 2020
147. Marvin Hospes – eCom Success 3.0
148. Sarah Chrisp – Ecomm Clubhouse
149. Deepwork Labs – eCommerce Accelerator
150. Tony Folly – eCommerce Masterclass-How To Build An Online Business 2019
151. Vince Wang & Jordan Welch – eCom Accelerators Private Mastermind Replays
152. Gabriel St. Germain – eCom Blueprint 2.0
153. Ricky Hayes – Ecom Lifestyle University
154. Rafael Cintron – 7 Figure Ecommerce Inner Circle
155. iStack Traning – Ecommerce Mastery live Asia Thailand 2019
156. Tai Lopez – ECOM Agency
157. Ecom Titans – Keys To Consistency
158. Gabriel Beltran – The Ecom Millionaire Mastermind, Miami
159. Bill Dalessandro – Ecommerce: Product To Profit
160. Matt Gartner – eCom Lab
161. Arie Scherson – Ecom Inner Circle
162. Matt Gartner – 8 Hour eCommerce Profits
163. Justin Cener – eCommerce Bootcamp Mentor Program
164. Anthony Mastellone – eCom Success Lab
165. Earnest Epps – High Ticket eCom Secrets
166. Jon Mac – Ecommerce Accelerator
167. Seth Smith – Advanced Ecommerce Academy
168. Chris Blair – eCom Vantage

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169. CXL Institute – 10 Courses Marketing Bundle
170. Matt Serwin – Klaviyo Email Marketing Masterclass
171. Million Dollar Marketing Methods – 2020 SEO
172. Fred Joyal – Marketing Course for Dental Marketing
173. Justin Jackson – Marketing For Developers
174. Brian Bewer – Madcam Marketing 2.0
175. Tiz Gambacorta – Amik Affiliate Marketing Intensive Kickstarter
176. Matt Cramer & Shayne Hillier – Real Estate Marketing Student Beta Program v2.0
177. Sean Vosler – 7 Figure Marketing Copy
178. Russ Henneberry – Content Marketing Mastery Course 2019
179. Ted McGrath – Marketing Masters Map
180. Jon Penberthy – Legit Marketing Academy 2019
181. ConversionXL, Dan McGaw – Optimizing Your Marketing Tech Stack
182. Brandon Belcher – CPA Marketing University
183. Jeremy Haynes – Digital Marketing Manuscript 2.0 + DSP
184. Mohamed Ali Aguel – Momentum Marketing Tribe
185. Jordan Steen -The Digital Marketing School
186. James Jason – Mortgage Marketing Mastery
187. Digital Marketing Nanodegree v3
188. Sean Terry – Marketing Mastery X
189. Simon Colhoun – Affiliate Marketing & List Building Video Course
190. Saj P & Jeevan S – Zero Resistance Marketing
191. Simplilearn – Digital Marketing Certification Training
192. Billy Gene’s Gene Pool billy gene is marketing
193. Stefan James – Affiliate Marketing Mastery
194. Jaiden Gross – 30-Day Affiliate Marketing Challenge Training
ADVERTISING/ ADS courses
195. Harmon Bothers – Write Ads That Sell
196. Dental Clients – Proven Tested Ads and Funnel 2019
197. Traffic and Funnels – Advertising Workshop
198. Eugene M. Schwartz – Breakthrough Advertising
199. Kody – Advanced Bing Ads Training
200. Mike Harri – Pinterest Ads Masterclass
201. Ross Minchev – Pin Ads Jumpstart
202. Patrick Wind – Ads Accelerator Program
203. Adskills – Search And Destroy Bootcamp
204. Duston McGroarty – Push Notification Ads Masterclass
205. Epic Mail Machine – $100K Deals With No Paid Ads
206. Tristan Broughton – Google Ads Ecom Academy
207. Google Ads Mastery 2019-2020
208. Justin Sardi – Video Ads Masterclass

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209. Josh Braun – Sales DNA
210. Dan Kennedy – Ultimate Sales Letter 2.0
211. Jim Huffman – The ClickMinded Sales Funnel Course
212. Building Sales Funnels for Backend Profits
213. GKIC – The No B.S. Renegade Guide To Putting Together A Highly Effective Sales Team

SMMA courses

214. Joel Kaplan – SMMA 7 Figure Agency
215. Quenten Chad & Jovan Stojanovic – 30 Days SMMA
216. Nick Kenens – Cold Emails for SMMA

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217. Jim Edwards – Copywriting Secrets
218. Kyle – The Process A Draft By Draft Copywriting Walkthrough
219. Kim Krause Schwalm – Ultimate KKS Bundle (Copywriting)
220. Ray Edwards – Copywriting Academy 2
221. Shortcut Copywriting Secrets
222. Paul Hollingshead – AWAI’s Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting
223. Pam Foster – Direct Response Copywriting Course
224. Writing Tools & Hacks Copywriting/Blogging/Content Writing (Download)
225. AWAI – The Web Copywriter’s Clear Path to Profits

BLOGGING courses

226. Sarah Titus – Best Blogging Bundle
227. Ahrefs Academy – Blogging for business
228. WordPress Blogging How To Start A WordPress Blog
229. Blogging to Generate Leads: Business Blogging Essentials
CONSULTING courses
230. IMQueen – 1 Hour Consulting
231. Alex Becker – Hero Consulting Accelerator
232. Joe Soto – Local Consulting Academy Update last
233. Sabri Suby – Consulting Empire
234. John Shea – The SEO Consulting Blueprint (DOWNLOAD)
235. John Logar – Consulting Rocket
236. Sam Ovens – The Consulting Blueprint Complete

AGENCY courses

237. Elizetxe – Agency Blueprint
238. Sebastian Robeck and Bryan Ostemiller – Agency Hyper Growth
239. Michael Laurens – Agency Accelerator
240. Mariah Miller – Agency Takeoff
241. Jeff Miller – The Agency Scaling Secrets Trainings And Masterclasses
242. Natasha Takahashi – The Chatbot Agency Accelerator
243. Alex Brittingham – Agency Growth Hack
244. Jason Wardrop – The 6 Figure Agency Blueprint
245. Jeff Millers – Agency Scaling Secret
246. Bob Mangat – 7 Figure Agency Update-1
247. Joseph Davis – Underground Agency Playbook
248. Joseph Davis – Digital Agency Masterclass
249. Get Chris Record – Digital Agency Builders 2019
250. Brian Willie – Maps Liftoff Agency
251. Robb Quinn – Agency in a Box

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252. Ben Settle – Email Players List Swell
253. Mike Shreeve – Email Academy
254. Alex Berman – Email 10k
255. Ezra Firestone – Smart Email Marketing 2.0
256. Matt Bacak – Email Marketing Specialist
257. HOW TO SEND UNLIMITED EMAILS STEP BY STEP
258. Ben Adkins – Cold Email Clients
259. Email Prospecting Blitz
260. Justin Cener – 97 Done For You Email Templates

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261. Max Tornow – Freedom Business Mentoring
262. Caity Hunt – Home Business Freedom Formula
263. John Whiting – Business Growth for Entrepreneurs
264. Josh Hall – Web Design Business Course
265. Andre Chaperon – Lean Business For Creators
266. Katie Yeakle – Secrets of Writing High-Performance Business-to-Business Copy
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268. Tai Lopez – Home Sharing Management Company
269. Ezra Firestone – Traffic MBA – Smart Project Management
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270. Charlie Houpert – Charisma University
271. Jason Capital – The DOMINANCE
272. Jim Kwik – Unleash Your Brain
273. Vanessa Van Edwards – People School Science of People
274. Ramit Sethi – How To Talk To Anybody (Complete)
275. Magnetic Influence – Dani Johnson
276. Lazy Consultant System – Mitch Miller
277. Professional Speakers Academy – Andy Harrington
278. Unlimited Persuasion Power
279. Creating Fame Complete – Laura Roeder
280. [Download] HypnoRitual
281. Conversion XL – Digital Psychology and Persuasion Minidegree
282. Fascinate Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation – Sally Hogshead
283. Persuasion IQ The 10 Skills You Need To Get Exactly What You Want
284. Power of Persuasion – Eben Pagan
285. Unlimited Persuasion Power
286. Course Builder’s Laboratory – Danny Iny
287. Bob Proctor – Magic In Your Mind
288. Mind Body Eating Online Conference
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289. Steve Larsen – ChatBots For MLM
290. Brian Anderson – Quantum Chat Bots
291. Nick Moreno – Messenger Bots For Entrepreneurs
292. Scott Oldford and Katya Sarmiento – Bots for Business
293. Bastian Ernst – Funnel Bots Pro
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296. The Lending Lead Gen Academy
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299. Carl Allen – Dealmaker Wealth Society
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312. Email Income Experta
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316. THE JASON CAPITAL COPYWRITING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
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317. Tai Lopez - SMMA 2.0
318. Tai Lopez - Cashflow System
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2020.09.10 16:20 presuminged94 AEW Full Gear - Full card predictions?

Thought we could all do some speculating/booking I'm unsure on a few but wouldn't mind a card something like the below for Full Gear:
AEW World Championship: 'The Cleaner' Kenny Omega Vs Jon Moxley
AEW Women's World Championship: Anna Jay Vs Tay Conti Vs Hikaru Shida
AEW World Tag Team Championship: Jake & Jericho Vs FTR Vs Jurassic Express
TNT Championship: No DQ Brodie Lee Vs Lance Archer
'Hangman' Adam Page & mystery partner (Cody) Vs The Young Bucks
MJF Vs Orange Cassidy
Gauntlet Match: Darby Allin Vs Ricky Starks & Brian Cage
Miro Vs Sammy Guevara
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2020.09.10 08:58 Trygve11 What a Possible Ideal Survivor Universe could look like

Been thinking on a ideal winner post and how’s that’d change the Survivor landscape here’s what I came up with 1. Hatch (There’s an argument for Wigglesworth but I think Hatch was probably the ideal winner and I think a lot of us agree, outside of his negative backlash) 2. Tina (Argument for Colby here but I think Tina was a great winner and starts the trend of the challenge beast losing) 3. Ethan (Argument for Lex here but I think Ethan is way more liked and is a better winner because of social play) 4. Vecepia (Argument for Kathy but Vecepia is from my home town so I mean some bias. But either way I think either would be good winners) 5. Brian (not the greatest person but he’s the Ice Man you can’t deny he’s a great winner) 6. Rob C (Reinvented Survivor strategy and was definitely the best player that season so yeah a great winner) 7. JFP (don’t worry Sandra wins later and he was a great player this season. One of the original villains) 8. Rob M (I mean him and Amber played the same game but she pissed less people off. I think Rob M is more of a different situation than Russel’s where his partner played the same game but wasn’t the strategic mind like Rob was) 9. Chris D (Definitely a deserving winner. Should’ve been back on WaW 10. Tom (Argument for Ian but Tom is iconic in how he dominated in strategy and in challenges definitely a deserving winner) 11. Dani (Argument for Rafe here but I think Dani being the first UTR winning game is definitely unique and deserving) 12. Cirie (Need I explain why? She was a great strategist and was going to go to the end if she beats Danielle in fire as Aras was going to take her and Aras beat Terry in the final challenge) 13. Yul (He’s nicknamed The Godfather... that says it all) 14. Earl (Him and Yau Man were the 2 best this season a well deserved win) 15. Todd (Had a great FTC and played a phenomenal game. There’s an argument for Amanda but I think Todd just having that FTC speech is just great) 16. Parvarti (Because this season has no winners to begin with I think Danielle replaces Cirie and Burton replaces JFP as they already won this season. I don’t think this changes too much here. I’ll still go with Parvarti winning) 17. Kenny (Played arguably the best strategic game this season. I think there’s an argument to be made for Matty, Sugar, and probably Crystal to win but I think Kenny was the best this season) 18. JT (Love Stephen but JT all the way this season) 19. Natalie (Russel yes is a great strategist but you have to admire the social game that she played here. And it was probably better that she won over him to be honest) 20. Jerri (don’t worry Sandra will win but Jerri was a deserving winner here. She wins if she gets to the end and Parvarti has won a season in this universe, Russel is Russel and Sandra is Sandra) 21. Sash (honestly no clue here but we’ll go Sash however a Fabio win isn’t bad either. Sash probably played the best game but S21 is its own mess in it of itself. It’s like Gabon but even less strategy. Brenda is an option but I wanted someone who made it a bit farther) 22. Sandra. (Ok... sense B Rob has won already I say Sandra replaces B Rob here as Russel’s rival as they hated each other in HvV and she wins this season basically employing relatively the same strategy as Rob but she’s more social/nicer than he is allowing her to win without needing to win challenges.) 23. Sophie (Love Coach but you can’t ignore that ending tribal. She was in exactly Todd’s position and she pulled off a great tribal allowing her to win the game. And her performance in WaW showed how she can play the game. She’s a great player and we can’t deny that) 24. Kim (If anyone says anyone else deserved to win they’re wrong straight up) 25. Malcolm (Theres an argument for Denise to win here but I personally think Malcolm may have been a better winner (this also helps fix another issue later) than Denise. But obviously with certain players like a Denise not winning they probably return) 26. Cochran (With that being said I think Denise returns here over a Fransequa or someone like that. I doubt that changes too much for Cochran and Dawn so yeah Cochran still wins) 27. Tyson (Arguments for Hayden and Cierra here but Tyson definitely played the most dominant game here and deserved the win) 28. Tony (No one else deserved the win more than Tony here. A great winner and a well deserved win and honestly the llama noises deserve the win alone) 29. Natalie (A very entertaining and dominant winner. She made a lot of moves that were both big and good for her game like the Alec Jon, and Baylor vote offs. A well deserved win) 30. Carolyn (However an argument for Mike and Rodney are both welcomed as any of the 3 could be the best winner here but to me Carolyn had more social agency than Mike. And I also want to get another girl winner) 31. Jeremy (Need I explain this? A very deserved win and that’s coming from someone who loves Spencer) 32. Aubrey (there’s an argument to be made for Michelle and Cydney as well. I’ll personally go Aubrey but again an argument for all 3) 33. David: (Was a unanimous winner if he made FTC and e had a great story. I like Adam I really do but you can;t deny that David had that win in the bag. 34. Sarah: (By far the best player this season. However a lot of things change with more winners/reputable players so Tony maybe tries harder. As in this universe Aubrey, Sandra, Tony, Malcolm, JT and Cirie are all winners. However Sarah probably still wins. 35. Devon: (Robbed god anyone? I know multiple reports go around on who wins if Ben doesn't make FTC. But I think a lot of us feel that Devon should've won this season 36. Wendall: (I think we just leave this season the same tbh. Yes Dom was more dominant but Wendall was way more social and made the right connections and orchestrated a few key votes) 37. Nick (We love Angelina but she didn't deserve a win, Mike gave up, and I think Nick being a very good social orchestrating the John vote and getting the Goliath alliance to tell him what they were doing was amazing) 38. Victoria (Look... Chris U isn't the best winner even tho I'm fine with the win. Gavin would also not be the best winner which leaves probably Victoria as the best candidate. However with Aubrey and David getting a win I think Adam and Michelle replace them. Personally I think those two stand a better chance at winning than Aubrey and David but We'll stick with the vets not standing a chance) 39. Tommy (Prob just leave it the same here except Dan Spilo breaks his foot again and he can't compete) 40. Tony (Imma just leave this the same but change the cast up but would love to hear your theories on the cast)
40 Casting Notes: Earl said no because he couldn't make it because of his kids, Tommy and Chris (Now Victoria) were both were unable to be in S40 because of timing issues. Natalie W, Vecepia and Todd all did not receive a call for various reasons. Cochran was never going to play again. Brian was never returning. JFP perhaps plays in HvV perhaps not maybe he's a 1 time guy but because he's not in S16 he doesn't piss production off. Hatch also doesn't because there's no Romber to boot both him and Tina off the cast. And JT had some weird stuff happen during GC that I dont think we're sure on but he's out as well. Also rumors say that Tom failed his physical and Chris D was not called.
Men: Tony, Hatch, Tyson, Jeremy, Malcolm, David, Ethan, Yul, Rob M, Rob C, JFP
Woman: Sarah, Cirie, Aubrey, Sandra, Jerri, Dani, Tina, Natalie A, Kim, Sophie, Parvati
More Notes: I decided to do a cast of 22 for WaW as no matter how hard I tried I couldn't narrow it down to 20/I also tried to build a realistic cast in this hypothetical universe. Other notes are that there is more female winners in this universe as well. How do you think this hypothetical S40 plays out. Does it play out the same does it not. Let me know your thoughts.
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2020.09.05 00:07 mugenhunt Summary of AEW Dynamite Storylines Leading Towards All Out with Video Links

All Out is this Saturday. If you haven't been watching Dynamite lately, or are just curious and want to know what is going on, here's a summary of the angles leading to this weekends PPV, with links to video clips from AEW's Youtube or Twitter.
Some of these storylines have been going on for months, but the PPV is tomorrow, so there's no way you're going to be watching a dozen episodes of Dynamite, so here's some quick notes.
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The Buy In: Private Party vs the Dark Order's 3 and 4.
Private Party, Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen, are young, love to party, and have Matt Hardy as their manager.
John Silver (3) and Alex Reynolds(4) are junior members of the evil cult, the Dark Order, but have never won a tag match on their own. (They are hilarious on the "Being The Elite" webshow.)
Previously: There is no build up for this, it was added as a last minute replacement when the previous Buy-In match got placed in the main card.
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Dr. Britt Baker DMD vs Big Swole in a "Tooth and Nail" match.
Dr. Britt Baker DMD is a dentist with a massive ego.
Big Swole has a big attitude.
Previously: After Dr. Britt Baker DMD got injured in a match, keeping her in a wheelchair for months, she accused every other woman in the division for being jealous of her talent and position as the face of the AEW Women's Division. Big Swole has no patience for that nonsense.
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Casino Battle Royale - 21 Person Match for a chance at the AEW World Title.
Who?
Previously: Best Friends have been feuding with Santana and Ortiz after they destroyed Trent's mom's minivan. Darby Allin got injured by Brian Cage, then viciously attacked his partner Ricky Starks.
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Thunder Rosa vs Hikaru Shida for the AEW Women's Title.
Hikaru Shida is the AEW Women's Champion.
Thunder Rosa is the NWA World Women's Champion.
Previously: AEW Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida made an open challenge for any woman willing to face her.
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Orange Cassidy vs Chris Jericho in a "Mimosa Mayhem" match.
Orange Cassidy is lazy and treats wrestling like a 9 to 5 job, putting in the minimal amount of effort needed. But sometimes, he TRIES.
Chris Jericho, the "demo god," is an egotistical aging rock star. Together he and his lackeys form The Inner Circle.
Previously: Orange Cassidy made the mistake of walking past Jericho while he was cutting a promo backstage. Jericho beat up Orange Cassidy both in and out of the ring. Cassidy dumped gallons of Orange Juice on Jericho, staining his fancy jacket. Jericho demanded a debate, followed by a rematch. Orange Cassidy won both.
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Jurassic Express vs Young Bucks
The Young Bucks, Matt and Nick Jackson are one of the best tag teams in the world and they know it. They are part of The Elite along with Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Page.
Jurassic Express is the team of Luchasaurus, a 65 million year old dinosaur, and the two young wrestlers he's sort of a father figure to, Jungle Boy and Marko Stunt.
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Sammy Guevara vs Matt Hardy in a "Broken Rules" match
Sammy Guevara is a young conceited vlogger, part of Chris Jericho's Inner Circle.
Matt Hardy, recently arrived at AEW, has had many personalities over the years, but is now out for blood.
PREVIOUSLY: Matt Hardy, allied with Kenny Omega and the Elite, faced Sammy Guevara and the Inner Circle. The two have been feuding ever since.
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Dark Order vs Natural Nightmares, Scorpio Sky and Matt Cardona
The Dark Order is a cult that recruits people who have been losing, promising to make them better.
The Natural Nightmares are the team of "The Natural" Dustin Rhodes, and QT Marshall, who is having a mid-life crisis. QT is sorta/kinda seeing Allie, who is totally using him, but he's too infatuated with her to realize he's just a pawn in her schemes. Both Dustin Rhodes and QT are part of Cody's "Nightmare Family" along with his wife Brandi Rhodes, and his coach Arn Anderson.
Scorpio Sky, part of SCU, has been fighting the Dark Order off and on for months.
Matt Cardona is Cody's friend who despite being popular online, has shown no personality in the ring during his recent arrival at AEW.
PREVIOUSLY: Cody has been defending the TNT Championship weekly.
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FTR vs Hangman Adam Page & Kenny Omega for the AEW Tag Team Titles
Kenny Omega is a lighthearted guy with a bit of a temper who is also possibly the best pro wrestler in the world. Hangman Adam Page is the anxious millennial cowboy, who compensates for his impostor syndrome by drinking too much and alienating his friends. They are the AEW tag champs, and members of The Elite.
FTR, Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler, are an old-school tag-team new to AEW, who have been overly friendly to the Elite, especially Hangman Adam Page. Tully Blanchard is their new manager.
Previously: Hangman has been finding FTR to be better friends to him than his Elite teammates Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks. For more details on this plot, check this thread.
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Maxwell Jacob Friedman "MJF" vs Jon Moxley, AEW World Champion
Jon Moxley, a miserable son of a bitch, is the undefeated AEW World Champion.
MJF is also technically undefeated, but cheats with the help of his massive bodyguard, Wardlow.
Previously: MJF is preparing for his title shot against Moxley with a “championship campaign.”
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Please let me know if I made any mistakes, bad links, or typos. I hope this helps some people out!
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2020.08.29 21:10 Someone-00 Guns, the medical profession, and bad history Part 2: The Wild West, the medical establishment and gun control, and Guns in peacetime

Continued fromPart 1
Continuing from where we left off, we enter the arena of crime from the Wild West to the present day. Faria points to the Wild West, as well as Kennesaw and Orlando's gun approaches as ideal while castigating (again) other countries for gun laws that enabled crime. He also lashes out at the medical community (specifically the CDC) for bias against guns, and brings back the gun-free zone tropes, among many others.
The Wild West and US Crime
Faria and his colleague Dr. Robert Young first point to the Wild West, Young stating that:
He easily debunks the myth of the Old West as territories terrorized by non-stop gunfights, when the greatest role of firearms was their use by citizens to suppress outlaw violence.
Ironically, in taking on one common misconception, the two fall into another. While the Old West certainly was not as violent as the countless John Wayne, Gary Cooper, and Clint Eastwood films would have people believe, it was not due to light gun restrictions at all. Adam Winkler, a Professor of Law at UCLA, claims that
Frontier towns — places like Tombstone, Deadwood, and Dodge — actually had the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation. In fact, many of those same cities have far less burdensome gun control today then they did back in the 1800s. ... A check? That’s right. When you entered a frontier town, you were legally required to leave your guns at the stables on the outskirts of town or drop them off with the sheriff, who would give you a token in exchange. You checked your guns then like you’d check your overcoat today at a Boston restaurant in winter. Visitors were welcome, but their guns were not.
Frontier towns like those in Arizona and Kansas actually had stricter laws then than they do today. The result? As many as two murders per year. Winkler even mentions how the first law passed in Dodge City was a gun control law, and that in many frontier towns, only law enforcement could carry weapons around. Young and Faria, however, would have their audiences believe the opposite, that every citizen carried a gun (never mind that most arrests were for illegal gun ownership) and stopped criminals.
Applying the same lessons to the modern day, the doctors mention cases on the local level. In Orlando Florida, for instance, they allege that after a gun training program for women was heavily publicized from 1966-1967, that rape dropped to near-zero levels. Another example is Kennesaw, Georgia, which saw a drastic decline in burglaries after requiring each citizen own a gun in 1982. In both these cases, however, they omit important details. For starters, in Orlando, recorded rapes reached 0 in 1963 (before the program) and declined sharply in 1965, again before the program. As for the 1967 drop, keep in mind that these are recorded rapes. There could be more that occurred. I would mention some more research done by the guys at Science Blogs, but I'm not sure how trustworthy it is, so feel free to look at it and come to your own conclusions.
Kennesaw is also used as an example of why high gun ownership deters crime. In 1982, the city passed a law requiring that every household be armed. Fast forward a few years and burglaries dropped, with an 80% decline by 1985. Of course, what some proponents of the Kennesaw approach forget to mention is that 1981, the year before the law was passed, saw a 75% spike in burglaries. The years before were far lower in burglaries. Could Kennesaw's approach have prevented a burglary increase? Perhaps. But to simply promote this approach when placed into the grand scheme of things is a tad irresponsible.
Gun restrictions and crime abroad
Faria and his fellow doctors then scorn Europe for essentially enabling gun laws. Australia and Europe have seen many mass shootings (the Norway massacre coming to mind), Dr Young stating
Rising violent crime in Great Britain and Europe tells the tale of their increasingly restrictive gun control laws, even to forbidding self-defense.
Really? Because according to the EU, police-recorded murders and robberies have declined by 30% and 34%, respectively, between 2008 and 2018. Another canard that rears it's ugly head is
Australians learned the lessons of indiscriminate, draconian gun control laws the hard way. In 1996, a criminally insane man shot to death 35 people at a Tasmanian resort. The government immediately responded by passing stringent gun control laws, banning most firearms, and ordering their confiscation. More than 640,000 guns were seized from ordinary Australian citizens. As a result, there was a sharp and dramatic increase in violent crime against the disarmed law-abiding citizens, who, in small communities and particularly in rural areas, were now unable to protect themselves from brigands and robbers. That same year in the state of Victoria, for example, there was a 300% increase in homicides committed with firearms. The following year, robberies increased by almost 60% in South Australia. By 1999, assaults had increased by almost 20% in New South Wales. 2 years following the gun ban/confiscation, armed robberies had risen by 73%, unarmed robberies by 28%, kidnappings by 38%, assaults by 17%, and manslaughter by 29%, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.”
Oh yeah? Because the Harvard Injury Control Research Center found that:
In fact, this chart actually speaks for itself. The claim that Australians were assailed by crime after losing their guns is indeed bullshit. Crime did rise in the immediate aftermath for certain, yet in 2002, more restrictions were passed, and crime declined. You cannot argue that crime grew due to the gun ban when in the long run (and after more restrictions) it is lower than it was before the restrictions.
Swtizerland is used as an example of a safe country where gun ownership is legal. Yet Faria fails to mention some important details. Laws and referendums passed in 1999 and 2011 actually strengthened restrictions. From 1999-2010, Swiss gun laws were passed/amended that resembled those of their European neighbors. Since 1997, people with a "violent or dangerous attitude" are forbidden from owning firearms. Licensing is also implemented.
Another claim that pops up is that Europe has higher mass shooting rates than the US:
In fact, America is not the worst country for mass shootings and does not even make it to the top ten, despite the record number of guns in the hands of Americans. For example France, Norway, Belgium, Finland, and the Czech Republic, all have more deaths from mass shootings than the U.S., and in fact, from 2009 to 2015, the European Union had 27 percent more casualties per mass shooting incidents than the U.S.
This would work, yet Faria likely included the Paris massacre of 2015, committed by members of a terror cell (as opposed to lone wolves). According to gun rights advocate John Lott, the countries listed had higher per capita shooting deaths, not total deaths (except for Norway and France). Of course, this methodology has come under fire. Adam Lankford argues that according to Lott:
the Northern Mariana Islands has a mass shooting rate more than 100 times greater than that of the United States, even though the Northern Mariana Islands had only one qualifying incident from 1998–2012, according to their findings (2019, 66). By Lott and Moody’s view, the smaller the population of the place where a mass shooting occurs, the larger the rate, and presumably the risk. The same logic would suggest that Sutherland Springs, Texas—which is the home of approximately 600 people but saw 26 killed in a terrible 2017 church shooting—must be one of the most dangerous places in the world, rather than the spot of a tragic aberration.
True, Norway and France did have deadlier tragedies than the US, but how often do they happen? To Norway, the very idea of such an incident was unheard of. The 2011 shooting rampage was no doubt infamous in part because of just how out-of-left-field it was.
Lott also earned criticism from Lankford for other issues. While his studies insist that the US has more mass murders, Lankford has published a study pointing out that the US produces more mass killers worldwide, criticizing Lott for placing terrorist organizations (an each member involved in an attack) in the same category as individual mass killers:
Studying attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army will not help us understand and prevent the next Virginia Tech shooting, or vice versa. If all participants in group violence were counted, that would also result in the inclusion of many people who were far less lethal than public mass shooters who personally killed four or more victims themselves. Should all 28 guardsmen who were reportedly involved in four deaths at Kent State in 1970 be labeled public mass shooters, even though they averaged killing 0.14 victims each? Should they all be put in the same category as mass shooters from Parkland, Sandy Hook, and Las Vegas who personally killed 17, 27, and 58 victims, respectively? To analyze these distinct forms of violence together would be a textbook example of comparing apples and oranges.
Overall, to compare the actions of the Virginia Tech, Parkland, Sandy Hook, and Las Vegas killers, individuals driven by mental illness, infamy, violent personalities, and other factors, to the Lord's Resistance Army, a terrorist organization lead by a religious extremist that is a party to a military conflict, is more than likely to skew the results.
The Medical Establishment and Other claims
One area where Faria, Young, and their ilk also lambast the CDC as partisan and biased. Yet while the CDC before the Dickey Amendment did have some PR issues (and perhaps some honesty troubles). Yet to throw the baby out with the bathwater would be absurd. While the CDC certainly came off as partisan in interviews (such as wanting guns to be as frowned on as smoking), the fact that these interviews in 1994 occurred when the US has a record-high homicide rate omits the context needed. They criticize Arthur Kellerman as fallacious for finding that gun ownership increases likelihood of being killed, yet neglect that scores of peer-reviewed materials that corroborate Kellerman's research. Many of these doctors have also insisted that they are not trying to ban guns, yet DRGO insists the opposite. Instead, they praise the research of Gary Kleck, who is best known for a 1995 study that projected around 2 million defensive gun uses per year. While the CDC's staff were certainly biased, Faria seems too willing to overlook the flaws in Kleck's research. Furthermore, an analysis of Kleck's 1995 study was done by David Hemenway of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, and it stated that many criminals would have to have been sent to the hospital or testify that they were shot by someone in self-defense. He also recorded multiple uses that were "socially undesirable" and even illegal escalations. If millions of Americans did in fact defend themselves, scores of criminals would be dead or injured, yet interviews found that most were harmed by other criminals.
Also attacked is the use of "children as victims of gun violence" argument. Dr. Young states that such wording is used to elicit sympathy for victims who are often 14+ in age and often involved in gang shootings. Yet from 1980-2000, 42% of juvenile firearm deaths were aged 12 or under. Furthermore, While teens had higher rates, those who were younger also had high chances of death by firearm.For example, 10-year-old victims in this period actually had a 50% chance of death by firearm.
Gun Free-Zones and defensive gun use
Faria throws around some more nonsense, like the claim that television caused a massive crime boom in Canada, South Africa, the USA, etc. However, I'm not really going to cover it here (maybe-emphasis on maybe-in another post, although I'm sure most people will agree with the outcome). Instead, I'm going to focus on Faria's claims regarding Concealed Carry and related subject matter.
I already touched on the claim of millions of Americans use guns in self-defense. As such, my focus will be on the myth of the "gun-free zone" and other defensive gun use myths. Faria points to Chicago as an example, even though the past 10 years have seen these laws loosened and concealed carry legalized, yet crime has spiked (although not without decreasing first in other years). Los Angeles and New York City have stricter laws and for the most part have had lower murder rates. He also insists that before the Civil War, states enabled "constitutional carry". This has partial basis, yet states such as Tennessee, as far back as 1821, penalized people who would "degrade themselves by carrying around a banned weapon such as a pistol". Alabama and Georgia also had gun control legislation enacted as far back as 1837 and 1839, and some have done so for even longer. As far back as colonial times, bans on conceal carry have been in various states. Constitutional carry has always been a part Vermont since it's founding, yet that was the only state, and the concept itself only really experienced a revival in the early 21st century, starting with the state of Alaska in 2003.
Faria argues in favor of the claim that gun-free zones attract killers, blaming tragedies on lack of armed intervention. He celebrates numerous figures for thwarting crimes:
In November 1990, Brian Rigsby and his friend Tom Styer left their home in Atlanta, Georgia, and went camping near...they were assaulted by two madmen, who had been taking cocaine and who fired at them using shotguns killing Styer. Rigsby returned fire with a Ruger Mini-14, a semiautomatic weapon frequently characterized as an assault weapon. It saved his life. In January 1994, Travis Dean Neel was cited as citizen of the year in Houston, Texas. He had saved a police officer and helped the police arrest three dangerous criminals in a gunfight, street shooting incident. Neel had helped stop the potential mass shooters using once again a semiautomatic, so-called assault weapon with a high capacity magazine. He provided cover for the police who otherwise were outgunned and would have been killed. What would have happened if these citizens did not have the “assault weapons” to save their lives and others from these mentally unstable assailants or outright criminals?
Faria's arguments would hold water, yet for each claim of heroism, there are also plenty of failures/overemphasized incidents:
John Parker Jr., an Umpqua student and Air Force veteran, told multiple media outlets that he was armed and on campus at the time of the attack last week. Parker and other student veterans (perhaps also armed) thought about intervening. “Luckily we made the choice not to get involved,” Parker [told MSNBC](mailto:http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/umpqua-student-talks-about-what-he-witnessed-537437763914). “We were quite a distance away from the actual building where it was happening, which could have opened us up to being potential targets ourselves.” Parker’s story changedwhen he spoke to Fox News' Sean Hannity. Instead of saying he “made the choice” not to get involved, Parker said school staff prevented him from helping.... There’s the story of Joel Myrick, an assistant principal who “stopped” a shooting at Pearl High School—but only after it was already over and the shooter was leaving. There’s the story of James Strand, the armed banquet-hall proprietor who “stopped” a shooting at a school dance he was hosting—but only after the student gunman had exhausted all of his ammunition. There’s Nick Meli, a shopper who drew his weapon in self-defense during an attack at Clackamas Mall—but Meli’s story has changed repeatedly, and local police say that his role in causing the shooter’s suicide is “inconclusive” and “speculation.” There’s Mark Kram, who shot a gunman fleeing on a bicycle from the scene of a shooting. Kram also ran down the gunman with a car. There’s Joe Zamudio, who came running to help when he heard the gunfire that injured Gabby Giffords and killed six others in Tucson. But by the time Zamudio was on the scene, unarmed civilians had already tackled and disarmed the perpetrator. Zamudio later said that, in his confusion, he was within seconds of shooting the wrong person. There’s Joseph Robert Wilcox, who drew his concealed handgun in a Las Vegas Walmart to confront gunmen who had executed police officers nearby. Wilcox was himself killed by one of the two assailants, both of whom then engaged police in a firefight. And then there are the fifth wheels—armed civilians who have confronted mass shooters simultaneously with police, such as Allen Crum, who accompanied three law enforcement officers onto the observation deck of the UT Main Building to end the 1966 sniper attack. That doesn’t mean there aren’t also instances of legitimate civilian gun use. The NRA points to phone surveys from the 1990s that suggest Americans might use their guns defensively millions of times every year, though even the most charitable efforts to actually document such incidents come up with fewer than 2,000 per year.
Overall, while there are cases of conceal carry saving lives, there are plenty of stories and anecdotes that contradict the narrative. Furthermore, many incidents also occurred after the criminal had ended their attack. Overall, the idea that there are millions of crimes stopped by gun owners when in fact there are as many as 2,000 recorded instances per year illustrates how flawed the thinking is. One model, even demonstrated that right to carry laws, as analyzed from 1970-2010, did not help stop most crimes. The As for factors that do lead to mass shootings, the FBI found that most attackers had a relationship to the area they attacked. Out of 23 workplace killers, 22 were current/former employees. School attackers yielded similar results. In fact, the study even concluded that more shootings (like the aforementioned Tucson) were stopped by unarmed civilians than by armed ones. Another study found that 36% of such incidents were often during the commission of another felony.
Another popular myth that gets parroted is that “Since 1950, 97.8 Percent of Mass Shootings have occurred in “Gun-Free Zones”. This, however, would include the aforementioned Oregon school, even though individuals with a state permit could bring them on-campus. Some criminologists disagree:
Klarevas uses three definitions: he refers to "gun-free zones" as places where civilians are not allowed to carry guns, and there aren’t armed personnel stationed on the property. He calls "gun-restricting zones" as places where civilians can’t carry guns, yet armed security is routinely present -- such as military facilities or certain college campuses. He refers to places that allow civilians to carry guns as "gun-allowing zones." Using these categories, Klarevas examined 111 shootings since 1966 in which six or more people had been killed in each incident -- regardless of whether it occurred in a public or private location or if it was in the commission of another crime. He found 13 took place in gun-free zones and five took place in gun-restricting zones. That means that the majority occurred in areas where there was no evidence that private guns were prohibited. Since Klarevas includes mass shootings in private residences or during the commission of another crime, that means that he counts several additional incidents that aren’t factored in by Lott. ... Lott says that the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon was in a gun-free zone and points to a school policy that bans possession of firearms "except as expressly authorized by law or college regulations." Umpqua Community College spokeswoman Anne Marie Levis previously told PolitiFact Floridathe school’s gun-free policy didn’t apply to students with a valid permit. "UCC was never designated as a ‘gun-free zone’ by any signage or policy," she said. "Umpqua Community College does comply with state law by allowing students with concealed carry licenses to bring firearms on campus."
Klaveras certainly is worth debating as a trustworthy source (for instance, he cites the Waco diner shooting of 2015 even though it was two gangs, not one or two people). However, his research was able to point out that the gun-free zone canard was just that: an empty canard. Klaveras points to Ft Hood and the Washington Navy Yard, both locations where armed guards were present, as examples of mass shootings where defenders carried guns. Peter Langmann, a psychologist who studies these kinds of tragedies, has pointed out that most of the perpetrators often do not care about their own well-being. As such, simply removing gun-free zone signs would not have any impact whatsoever. Indeed, as mentioned before, the FBI found that most shooters have some link with the location they attack, with most workplace or school shooters being formecurrent staff/students. In fact, for all the claims made of firearms being an "equalizer" for women, it was found that 43% of women killed in workplace shootings in 2015 were murdered by intimate partners/spouses, while men made up only 2% of the victims of such perpetrators. The study even went so far as to suggest a positive correlation between increased homicide and RTC laws.
Faria cites controversial criminologist John Lott in his claim that right-to-carry laws are responsible for crime drops. Is this the case? One study concluded that RTC laws stopping crime as calculated by Lott were discredited by a look at year-by-year crime rates. While rape certainly declined, robberies, murders, and assaults either increased or went back-and-forth. Some states saw a decline in murder, yet other crimes did not decline (some even increased after RTC was opened in several states). Another study, this time in the American Journal of Public Health, found that states with RTC had a higher rate of workplace homicides from 1992-2017 than those that did not have such laws.
Faria and Young also try to point out that other means of murder can lead to countless deaths:
Do they have any grasp on how blunt force trauma can be as or more deadly as gun and knife attacks? ... If they can’t do it with guns, they do it with explosives (Oklahoma City), trucks (Nice), airplanes (9/11), poison (Tokyo), arson (Kyoto) or any other of a thousand other ways.
First off, a look at US murders from 1965-2012 demonstrates that homicide by shooting made up 57.2-60% of all deaths. Blunt force trauma took up a fraction of all deaths for each year, not once reaching 1,000 deaths. Guns, by comparison, killed 5,000 at a minimum. Furthermore, the events Young lists lack context. Oklahoma City, Nice, 9/11, and Tokyo were all done by terrorists/cults. Aside from lone wolves (Nice and OK City), each group was organized, with a clear ideology. Furthermore, Oklahoma City and 9/11 both lead to extra security measures to prevent a repeat, and a there are plenty of other terrorists who used firearms to attack (Orlando, San Bernardino, Ft Hood). From 2002-2014, 85% of deaths in domestic terror attacks in the US were with guns. What does that say about the issue?
Terrorism
Another approach that's used is to argue that other means of murder exist. Terrorist attacks are cited:
Dr. Faria states, “Before closing on the issue of Islamic terrorism, a word should be said about the most recent incident in New York City, which underscores not only the increasing new terroristic threat to American cities but also the use of cars and trucks to plow into unsuspecting crowds with mass casualties of innocent civilians. A vehicle driven into a crowd is becoming the terrorists’ weapon of choice in Europe, and the sanguinary practice seems to be taking hold in the U.S. as well. “The Halloween truck attack on October 31, 2017, in Manhattan, a few blocks from the site of the Twin Towers [where the largest terrorist attack in the US history occurred on September 11, 2001], is the most recent egregious example. The atrocity also emphasizes the switch from mass shootings caused by deranged citizens to deliberate jihad by foreign and domestic Islamic terrorists. The courts’ disapproval of President Trump’s ban on immigration from seven countries with strong ties to terrorism has permitted dangerous individuals to continue to enter the country.During the annual Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, two homemade pressure cooker bombs detonated ... killing three people and injuring several hundred others, including 16 who lost limbs… Three days later, the FBI released images of two suspects who were later identified as Chechen Kyrgyzstani-American brothers… They killed an MIT policeman, kidnapped a man in his car, and had a shootout with the police in nearby Watertown, during which two officers were severely injured, one of whom died a year later. One brother terrorist died. The other brother stated that they were motivated by extremist Islamist beliefs… Will banning guns stop these crimes?
Faria's attempts to distract with the Manhattan and Boston terror attacks neglect to mention other factoids. For instance, is he seriously forgetting how many extremists used guns in attacks on the US? Did he forget about Orlando and Ft Hood? Is he seriously citing San Bernardino one moment, then forgetting about it later? And look at extremists of other ideologies, such as those in Dallas, El Paso, and Charleston. Second of all, he is literally blaming US courts for the Manhattan rampage, never mind the fact that the perpetrator in question was not from a country impacted by the travel ban? Does he realize that most Islamic extremists in this country since 9/11 (especially those who have actually killed people) are overwhelmingly from countries not on Trump's travel ban list but were born here or came as children/radicalized here? The Cato Institute has found that more terrorists in the US came from Croatia than they did from any country on Trump's travel ban list, and yet he claims that the ban would stop terrorist attacks.
Conclusion
DRGO's well-intended efforts to defend gun ownership and take on various reasons for opposing it certainly pose a mighty gauntlet, yet at the end of the day, they are superficially researched and rely on completely dismissing any opposing views. Faria, Young, and others are too absolutist in their arguments, refusing to see any gray areas. Arguing that right-to-carry laws reduce violent crime is not totally untrue, but neither is it always true. Looking through a case-by-case approach is what arguably makes more sense. Faria, Young, and others focus on details that are convenient, yet end up failing to produce an honest picture of the situation. Trends, situations, context, and certain details are all glossed over. To put it bluntly, the research is dishonest, flawed, and prone to non-sequiturs.
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2020.08.29 17:16 2pt_perversion 2020 Camp Update: August 29th

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2020.08.10 23:34 pancakeguru47 Raw Part 2 with WWE and AEW wrestlers

Roster: The Fiend Drew Mccintyre Jon Moxly Shinsuke Nakamura Cesaro Randy Orton Keith Lee Rhea Ripley Kenny Omega Hangman Adam Page Young Bucks Aleister Black Ricochet Cedric Alexander Shayna Bazeler Bianca Belair Darby Allin Heavy Machinery Walter Naomi Brian Cage Sami Zayne Kevin Owens FTR Lacey Evans Io Sharai R-Truth Hornswoggle Karrion Kross Jurassic Express MJF Dr Britt Baker Nyla Rose Liv Morgan
Show: Second Fantasy Booking Show
The Show starts with a interview in the ring with Hangman Adam Page and Kenny Omega
Byron Saxton: “So Adam how do you feel after winning the United States Championship?” Hangman: “ It’s cool very very cool” Byron Saxton: “Are you drunk right now?” Hangman:” Yup FTR has a great selection of beer.” Byron Saxton: “ So how will you defend your United States Championship?” Hangman: “Listen I’ll take on anyone that wants a shot at my title.” • Johnny Gargano’s music hits Gargano: “So this is the man who we want to be our United States Champion? A guy who’s always drunk and doesn’t even show up half the time.” Hangman: “ I’ll give you a shot at my title if you can beat my main man Kenny Omega.” Kenny Omega: “ What the hell? I’m not even in my ring gear!” Hangman: “Ah you’ll win”
Kenny Omega vs Johnny Gargano Gargano wins with car keys to the eye which the ref didn’t see. Johnny Gargano will take on Hangman Adam Page next week for the United States Championship
MJF on the mic: “ Listen I’m the best that their has ever been and will be. And it’s a travesty that I’m not in the tournament for the WWE championship. But that’s fine I’ll just prove everyone of you dumbos in this arena why I should be a world champion. I demand General manager Booker T to get me a match at Money in the Bank.” *Ricochet’s music plays Ricochet: “I’ll be your opponent at Money in the Bank cause I want to put you in your place. So Booker T book this match!” *Ricochet’s music plays and he leaves Charley Caruso: “So R-Truth we are getting word that you will be apart of the fatal four-way ladder match at MITB for the Raw Tag team championship. My question is who will be your tag team partner? R-Truth: “Me and him were cool back in the day.” Charley Caruso: “So who’s your tag team partner?” R-Truth: “Look down” Hornswoggle: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Charley Caruso: “So Truth you and Hornswoggle will try to win the Raw tag team championship” R-Truth: “Correction we will win.”
First Men’s MITB qualifier: Aleister Black vs Cedric Alexander Match is back and fourth but Aleister Black wins with a black mass. Winner: Aleister Black
Second Men’s MITB qualifier: Kevin Owens vs Cesaro Match is back and forth but Shinsuke Nakamura comes out and hit Kevin Owens with a Kingschasa and then Cesaro pins Kevin Owen Winner: Cesaro
Women’s Triple Threat: Winner takes on Rhea Ripley at MITB for the Raw Woman’s Championship Shayna Bazeler vs Asuka vs Bianca Belair Shayna Bazeler puts Bianca Belair in a Cocina Clutch and Bianca Belair passes out. Winner: Shayna Bazeler will go on to take on Rhea Ripley for the Raw Woman’s Championship.
Charley Caruso: So Drew Mccintyre how does it feel that if you beat Randy Orton next week you will get a shot at the WWE championship? Drew Mccintyre: Well Charley it feels great. To know that all the work I’ve done in my career can be worth it. Charley Caruso: Thank You
Tom Phillips: “So these next two matches will decide the final two people in the WWE championship tournament semifinals.
Keith Lee vs Marko Stunt Keith Lee destroys Marko Stunt and ends it with a suplex Winner: Keith Lee
Jon Moxly vs Sami Zayne The match is back and fourth but Moxly ends it with a paradigm shift. Winner: Jon Moxly
Moxly is pointing at the WWE championship but Keith Lee comes from the back and they have a stare down till the end of the show.
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2020.08.10 05:44 thinkards Trump on COVID-19

Jan 1, 2020 to Feb 29, 2020. January and February U.S. intelligence reports warned Trump about a likely pandemic
U.S. intelligence agencies were issuing ominous, classified warnings in January and February about the global danger posed by the coronavirus while President Trump and lawmakers played down the threat and failed to take action that might have slowed the spread of the pathogen, according to U.S. officials familiar with spy agency reporting.
The intelligence reports didn’t predict when the virus might land on U.S. shores or recommend particular steps that public health officials should take, issues outside the purview of the intelligence agencies. But they did track the spread of the virus in China, and later in other countries, and warned that Chinese officials appeared to be minimizing the severity of the outbreak.
Taken together, the reports and warnings painted an early picture of a virus that showed the characteristics of a globe-encircling pandemic that could require governments to take swift actions to contain it. But despite that constant flow of reporting, Trump continued publicly and privately to play down the threat the virus posed to Americans. Lawmakers, too, did not grapple with the virus in earnest until this month, as officials scrambled to keep citizens in their homes and hospitals braced for a surge in patients suffering from covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. - Greg Miller, Shane Harris, Ellen Nakashima, Josh Dawsey washingtonpost.com
Jan 22, 2020 Donald Trump:
It’s one person coming in from China. We have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.
Jan 24, 2020 Donald Trump:
China has been working very hard to contain the virus. The US greatly appreciates their transparency. It will all work out well.
Feb 2, 2020 Donald Trump:
We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.
Feb 24, 2020 Donald Trump:
The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!
Feb 25, 2020 Donald Trump:
Now they have it, they have studied it, they know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.
Feb 25, 2020 Donald Trump:
So I think that’s [coronavirus] a problem that’s going to go away.
Feb 25, 2020 Donald Trump:
CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.
Feb 26, 2020 Donald Trump:
I don’t think it’s going to come to that [schools preparing for an outbreak], especially with the fact that we’re going down, not up. We’re going very substantially down [in coronavirus cases], not up.
Feb 26, 2020 Donald Trump:
The 15 [coronavirus cases in the US] within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.
Feb 27, 2020 Donald Trump:
One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.
Mar 2, 2020 Donald Trump:
We had a great meeting today with a lot of the great companies, and they're going to have vaccines I think relatively soon. And they're going to have something that makes you better, and that's going to actually take place we think even sooner.
Mar 2, 2020 Donald Trump:
A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.
Mar 2, 2020 Donald Trump:
You take a solid flu vaccine, you don't think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?
Mar 4, 2020 Donald Trump:
If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.
Mar 6, 2020 Donald Trump:
Anybody that wants a test can get a test. That’s what the bottom line is.
Mar 6, 2020 Donald Trump:
I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.
Mar 6, 2020 Donald Trump:
I don't need to have the [coronavirus case] numbers double because of one ship that wasn't our fault.
Mar 6, 2020 Donald Trump:
Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.
Mar 6, 2020 Donald Trump:
But who would have thought? Look, how long ago is it? Six, seven, eight weeks ago — who would have thought we would even be having the subject? We were going to hit 30,000 on the Dow like it was clockwork. Right? It was all going — it was right up, and then all of a sudden, this came out.
Mar 6, 2020 Donald Trump:
I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.
Mar 7, 2020 Donald Trump:
People are really surprised I understand this stuff [coronavirus]. Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability.
Mar 7, 2020 Donald Trump:
From my standpoint, I want to rely on people. I have great experts, including our vice president who is working 24 hours a day on this stuff. They would like to have the people come off [the cruise ship]. I’d rather have the people stay, but I’d go with them. I told them to make the final decision. I would rather because I like the numbers being where they are. I don't need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn't our fault. And it wasn't the fault of the people on the ship either, okay? It wasn't their fault either and they're mostly Americans. So, I can live either way with it. I'd rather have them stay on, personally.
Mar 8, 2020 Donald Trump:
We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on coronavirus.
Mar 9, 2020 Donald Trump:
We have a very strong economy but this [coronavirus] came — but this blindsided the world, and I think we've handled it very, very well. I think they've done a great job
Mar 10, 2020 Donald Trump:
It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.
Mar 13, 2020 Donald Trump:
I don't take responsibility at all
Mar 13, 2020. Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus
Trump declares a national emergency over the coronavirus after weeks of downplaying the threat of the pandemic
The World Health Organization earlier this week officially classified the novel coronavirus as a pandemic. - Sonam Sheth businessinsider.com
Mar 15, 2020. Trump leaned on European and Asian allies for help with testing kits and other medical equipment
On Tuesday, Trump spoke by phone with the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, asking if his country could supply medical equipment.
The official White House account made no mention of the request, but according to the South Korean presidency, the Blue House, the call was made at Trump’s “urgent request”.
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Foreign Policy reported that the third-ranking diplomat in the state department, David Hale, had asked for a list of countries that might be able to sell “critical medical supplies and equipment” to the US.
“Depending on critical needs, the United States could seek to purchase many of these items in the hundreds of millions with purchases of higher end equipment such as ventilators in the hundreds of thousands,” an email sent to embassies in Europe and Eurasia said.
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On March 18, the Defense One military news site reported that the US air force had quietly flown half a million nasal swabs from Italy to Memphis, where they were distributed around the country.
The US is turning its allies at a time when it has strained relations with many of them. Trump has been demanding South Korea pay much more, reportedly up to $5 bn a year, to cover the costs of US troops based on its soil and the US military has threatened to lay off thousands of Korean employees if Seoul does not agree to a deal.
“It’s almost like we shouldn’t have used alliances as protection rackets, shaking down a close and highly-capable partner for $5 billion, imagining there would be no consequences for transactional unilateralism,” Mira Rapp-Hooper, senior fellow for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, commented on Twitter.
The US is by far the largest buyer of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies from China, and is seeking to import Chinese face masks and protective gear, but negotiations have been complicated by growing acrimony between the two countries, over what Trump has insisted until very recently on calling the “China virus”. - Julian Borger theguardian.com
Mar 15, 2020 Donald Trump:
BIGGEST STOCK MARKET RISE IN HISTORY YESTERDAY [after the three largest one-day declines that week]!
Mar 16, 2020 Donald Trump:
I give myself a 10 out of 10
Mar 17, 2020 Donald Trump:
This is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.
Mar 18, 2020 Donald Trump:
It snuck up on us
Mar 19, 2020. Trump altered prepared remarks by replacing "coronavirus" with "chinese virus"
Photos of Trump’s prepared remarks for Thursday’s White House briefing show he altered ‘Corona Virus’ to ‘Chinese Virus’
Trump and Republican officials frequently call the disease the “Chinese virus” even as public-health officials say the term is racist and xenophobic. - Sonam Sheth businessinsider.com
Mar 19, 2020 Donald Trump:
You're [reporters at coronavirus briefing] actually sitting too close. Really, we should probably get rid of about 75, 80 percent of you. I'll have just two or three of you that I like in this room. I think that's a great way of doing it. You're actually much too close. You should move. You should move immediately.
Mar 19, 2020 Donald Trump:
Where you have a problem with ventilators, we’re working very hard trying to find — nobody in their wildest dreams would have ever thought that we’d need tens of thousands of ventilators.
Mar 21, 2020 Dr. Edsel Salvana:
Please don't take hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) plus Azithromycin for #COVID19 UNLESS your doctor prescribes it. Both drugs affect the QT interval of your heart and can lead to arrhythmias and sudden death, especially if you are taking other meds or have a heart condition.
Mar 21, 2020. Trump touted a potentially fatal drug cocktail as a remedy to Americans for the coronavirus
Trump Touts ‘Game-Changing’ Drug Cocktail For Coronavirus Linked To Fatal Arrhythmia
The president, who is not a doctor, recommended a potentially dangerous drug combo to his 74 million Twitter followers. “What do we have to lose?” he asked. - Mary Papenfuss huffpost.com
Mar 21, 2020 Donald Trump:
We’ve also gotten tremendous reviews from a lot of people that can’t believe how fast it's coming [supplies]
Mar 21, 2020 Donald Trump:
I just wish they [China] could’ve told us earlier...All of the people — the talent that we have — would have loved to have had three or four months of additional time, They didn’t have that time. They read about it in the newspapers like everybody else.
Mar 21, 2020 Donald Trump:
I don't know [if I would accept government assistance for my hotels]. I just don't know what the government assistance would be for what I have. I have hotels.
Mar 22, 2020 Dr. Megan Ranney:
It's really impossible to sterilize the n95s or the procedural masks at this point. There's no liquids that could do this without destroying the fabric... We're reusing them [masks], we're putting ourselves at risk as health care workers on the direction of the CDC. I really hope that we can soon see a federal system for distributing these masks and supplies where they are most needed.
Mar 22, 2020 Donald Trump:
Why aren't we sanitizing the masks? We have very good liquids to do this.
Mar 22, 2020 Larry Hogan:
We are getting some progress [on COVID-19 help and supplies]. Now, it’s not nearly enough. It’s not fast enough. We’re way behind the curve.
Mar 22, 2020 Donald Trump:
Ford, General Motors and Tesla are being given the go ahead to make ventilators and other metal products, FAST! @fema Go for it auto execs, lets see how good you are?
Mar 22, 2020. Trump misled public that production of ventilators by Ford, GM, and Tesla would be fast
Trump’s claims that GM, Ford making ventilators ‘right now’ not true
No automaker is anywhere close to making medical gear such as ventilators and remain months away. - Bob Johnson mlive.com
Mar 22, 2020. The Trump administration gave Gilead Sciences exclusive rights to a potential treatment for coronavirus
ON MONDAY AFTERNOON, the Food and Drug Administration granted Gilead Sciences “orphan” drug status for its antiviral drug, remdesivir. The designation allows the pharmaceutical company to profit exclusively for seven years from the product, which is one of dozens being tested as a possible treatment for Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Experts warn that the designation, reserved for treating “rare diseases,” could block supplies of the antiviral medication from generic drug manufacturers and provide a lucrative windfall for Gilead Sciences, which maintains close ties with President Donald Trump’s task force for controlling the coronavirus crisis. Joe Grogan, who serves on the White House coronavirus task force, lobbied for Gilead from 2011 to 2017 on issues including the pricing of pharmaceuticals.
“The Orphan Drug Act is for a rare disease, and this is about as an extreme opposite of a rare disease you can possibly dream up,” said James Love, director of Knowledge Ecology International, a watchdog on pharmaceutical patent abuse.
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The law is reserved for drugs that treat illnesses that affect fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S. But a loophole allows drugs that treat more common illnesses to be classified as orphans if the designation is given before the disease reaches that threshold. As of press time, there were more than 40,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the U.S, and some 366,000 worldwide.
Gilead Sciences’ remdesivir was developed with at least $79 million in U.S. government funding, according to a paper published last week by KEI. - Lee Fang, Sharon Lerner theintercept.com
Mar 22, 2020 Donald Trump:
WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!
Mar 23, 2020. Arizona man died after trying COVID-19 remedy touted by Trump
Arizona Man Dies After Trying Substance Touted by Trump to Treat COVID-19
Chloroquine phosphate is commonly used to clean fish tanks. - Steven Hsieh phoenixnewtimes.com
Mar 24, 2020 Donald Trump:
I'm not blaming him [Gov. Cuomo for not having ventilators] or anything else, but he shouldn't be talking about us. He's supposed to be buying his own ventilators.
Mar 24, 2020 Donald Trump:
We have to open this country up. We can socially distance ourselves and go to work, and you'll have to work a little bit harder and you can clean your hands five times more than you're used to. You don't have to shake hands anymore with people.
Mar 24, 2020 Donald Trump:
We had the best economy in the history of our country, and then all of a sudden we're supposed to shut it down. It's been very painful for our country and very destabilizing for our country and we have to go back to work.
Mar 24, 2020 Donald Trump:
It’s a two-way street. They [states] have to treat us well, also. They can’t say, ‘Oh, gee, we should get this, we should get that’ [referring to ventilators for NY during the coronavirus crisis]
Mar 25, 2020 Donald Trump:
I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter
Mar 25, 2020. The Trump campaign issued a cease and desist letter to TV stations from airing an ad where he refers to the coronavirus as a hoax
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign has issued a cease-and-desist letter to television stations that aired what the campaign calls a "patently false, misleading, and deceptive" advertisement by a political action committee.
A video created by Priorities USA Action, a PAC that has supported Democratic presidential candidates, showed a chart of coronavirus cases that rose as Trump's past comments downplaying the virus played in the background.
The letter took issue in particular with the opening of the video, which stitched together Trump saying the phrases "the coronavirus" and "this is their new hoax." - David Choi businessinsider.com
Mar 26, 2020 Donald Trump:
We’ve done one hell of a job; nobody’s done the job that we’ve done
Mar 26, 2020 Donald Trump:
A lot of equipment is being asked for that I don’t think they will need
Mar 26, 2020 Dr. Min Pok-kee:
The United States is very late to this. And the president and the officials working on it seem to think they aren’t late. This has both national and global repercussions. It isn’t enough for Korea alone to survive. In the US, Trump is talking about taking care of his own, but the entire world has to respond in sync.
Mar 26, 2020 Donald Trump:
I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators. You go into major hospitals sometimes, and they’ll have two ventilators. And now all of a sudden they’re saying, ‘Can we order 30,000 ventilators?’
Mar 27, 2020. Over 800,000 physicians urged Trump to let the experts determine when public gatherings are safe again
Don’t count your Easter eggs before they hatched.
That’s the advice more than 800,000 of the nation’s physicians have for President Trump, who has repeated that he would like to see the locked-down nation back to mingling by Easter.
“Significant COVID-19 transmission continues across the United States, and we need your leadership in supporting science-based recommendations on social distancing that can slow the virus,” reads an open letter from the Council of Medical Specialty Societies.
That missive was sent on behalf of a consortium of more than 40 national medical organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Geriatrics Society, the American Psychiatric Association and the Infectious Diseases Society of America - Brian Niemietz nydailynews.com
Mar 27, 2020 Adam Schiff:
Whether it’s military aid or ventilators, a foreign ally or an American governor, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: You cannot count on Donald Trump to do what’s right for this country. You can count on him to do what’s right for Donald Trump.
Mar 27, 2020. Trump authorized the secretaries of homeland security to call up military and Coast Guard reservists
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order authorizing the secretaries of homeland security and defense to call up military and Coast Guard reservists to active duty, the White House said.
Under the order, the two secretaries are authorized to order reservists from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard to active duty for up to two years “not to exceed 1,000,000 members on active duty at any one time.” - Idrees Ali, Sandra Maler, Mohammad Zargham reuters.com
Mar 27, 2020. Trump overrode a provision requiring congressional oversight into spending of coronavirus stimulus bill
President Donald Trump signed the largest stimulus package in U.S.–or human, for that matter–history into law late Friday after the House of Representatives quickly passed the Senate’s $2.2 trillion omnibus rescue package in response to the economic shock that’s unfolded as a result of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and panic.
But with the president’s signature came a quick evisceration of congressional oversight authority demanded by members of Congress concerned with hundreds of billions of dollars in bailout funds for corporations, inlcuding scandal-ridden ones like Boeing and the nation’s nearly-bankrupt commercial airlines.
Trump, by way of a signing statement, noted that his administration would quite simply override a provision in the nearly 900-page stimulus bill that would require the country’s newest inspector general–just created and tasked with overseeing the disbursement of the stimulus funds–to report to Congress any time the administration stonewalled about where or how those funds were being spent.
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Trump then stakes out his claim for reduced oversight:
"I do not understand, and my Administration will not treat, this provision as permitting the SIGPR to issue reports to the Congress without the presidential supervision required by the Take Care Clause, Article II, section 3." - Colin Kalmbacher lawandcrime.com
Mar 27, 2020. Trump directed Pence not to work with Governors who aren't grateful to the Trump Administration for federal aid
By: Alex Hider items.[0].image.alt Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Photo by: Evan Vucci/AP President Donald Trump bashed governors he claims weren't "grateful" enough for federal assistance, and said he's directed Vice President Mike Pence not to call such governors unless they "treat him right."
In particular, Trump called out Washington Gov. Jay Inslee — calling him "a failed presidential candidate" — and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who he said, "has no idea what's going on."
"I say Mike (Pence), don't call the governor of Washington; you're wasting your time with him. Don't call the woman in Michigan," Trump said. "It doesn't make any difference. You know what I say? If they don't treat you right, don't call." - Alex Hider wtkr.com
Mar 28, 2020 Dr. William Haseltine:
And his reaction was — if not the worst in the world — among the worst in the world. It was dangerous. It was spineless. It was heedless. It was self-serving.
Aug 4, 2020 Donald Trump:
It is what it is [1,000 Americans a day dying from COVID-19]
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2020.07.25 15:46 PM-ME-A-PRIME-NUMBER Offseason Review Series: The 2020 New York Jets

New York Jets

Division: AFC East
 
1 New England Patriots (12-4)
2 Buffalo Bills (10-6)
3 New York Jets (7-9)
4 Miami Dolphins (5-11)
 

Coaching Changes

The Jets did not make any major coaching changes this offseason, retaining HC Adam Gase, OC Dowell Loggains, and DC Gregg Williams.
 

Free Agency

Players Lost/Cut
Player Position New Team
Trevor Siemian QB Free Agent
Bilal Powell RB Free Agent
Ty Montgomery RB New Orleans
Robby Anderson WR Carolina
Demaryius Thomas WR Free Agent
Kelvin Beachum LT Arizona
Brent Qvale LG Houston
Ryan Kalil C Free Agent
Tom Compton RG San Francisco
Brandon Shell RT Seattle
Brandon Copeland EDGE New England
Paul Worrilow ILB Free Agent
Albert McClellan ILB Free Agent
Trumaine Johnson CB Free Agent
Darryl Roberts FS Detroit
Rontez Miles FS Free Agent
Blake Countess DB Free Agent
Lachlan Edwards P Free Agent
 
The Jets reshaped their weapons for Sam Darnold this offseason, losing three veterans and bringing in a number of free agents and draft picks. GM Joe Douglas opted not to re-sign RB Bilal Powell who the Jets drafted in 2011, and he remains a free agent. Most significantly, Douglas allowed his top offensive weapon in WR Robby Anderson to walk to Carolina on a 2-year, $20.0 MM deal, creating a void at outside receiver. The team has also not re-signed WR Demaryius Thomas, who filled in for Quincy Enunwa last season and remains a free agent.
 
The biggest change that the Jets made to their personnel this offseason was along the offensive line, and as such there were a number of veteran casualties. LT Kelvin Beachum started for the Jets from 2017 to 2019, but he seems to have regressed, but he projects to compete for Arizona on a 1-year deal. The Jets also let C Ryan Kalil go, who unretired to snap for Sam Darnold last offseason but disappointed and got injured, and he remains a free agent. RG Tom Compton was forced into action last season with the injury to Brian Winters, and he, as is characteristic of his NFL career thus far, struggled massively in run blocking and pass pro, but he projects to compete anyway next year for San Francisco on a 1-year deal. Joe Douglas and Adam Gase never expressed interest in RT Brandon Shell for the long term, benching him for the raw Chuma Edoga early in 2019, so it was not a surprise to see the Jets let Shell go to start for Seattle on a 2-year contract.
 
The Jets mostly kept their 7th-ranked total defense in tact this offseason, only losing two key pieces. EDGE Brandon Copeland left for New England on a 1-year contract, which is not a surprising location, as Copeland is a great utility player, functioning as a rush linebacker, an off-ball linebacker, and a core special teamer for the Jets in 2019. Similarly, Joe Douglas has not re-signed the versatile FS Rontez Miles, who has played high safety, box safety, and a key special-teams role during his seven-year Jets tenure, and he remains a free agent.
 
The Jets cut CB Trumaine Johnson, which was virtually a no-brainer after two injury-plagued seasons in which his lack of speed was frequently exposed. The only real decision was whether to cut Johnson immediately, which would have resulted in a $12.0 MM dead cap hit in 2020, or to designate Johnson as a post-June 1 cut, which would have resulted in a $4.0 MM dead cap hit in 2020 and a $8.0 MM dead cap hit in 2021. Joe Douglas opted for the latter, meaning that the Jets saved a total of $11.0 MM by cutting Johnson in 2020. Grade: A
 
The Jets cut FS Darryl Roberts in mid-March. The Jets had high hopes for Roberts following the 2018 season, prompting them to sign him to a three-year contract with an out after one year. Roberts had a rocky first eight games of the season at cornerback before injuring his calf and being benched in favor of Maulet and Austin. Roberts remained a special-teams asset and good safety depth in December, but ultimately GM Joe Douglas decided he could cut Roberts, save $6.0 MM, and look elsewhere for a replacement. Grade: B
 
Players Signed
Player Position Old Team Length Salary
Joe Flacco QB Denver 1 year $1.5 MM
David Fales QB NY Jets 1 year $0.9 MM
Frank Gore RB Buffalo 1 year $1.1 MM
Breshad Perriman WR Tampa Bay 1 year $6.5 MM
Josh Doctson WR Minnesota 1 year $0.9 MM
Daniel Brown TE NY Jets 1 year $0.8 MM
Alex Lewis LG NY Jets 3 years $18.6 MM
Greg Van Roten LG Carolina 3 years $10.5 MM
Josh Andrews LG Indianapolis 1 year $1.0 MM
Connor McGovern C Denver 3 years $27.0 MM
George Fant RT Seattle 3 years $27.3 MM
Jordan Jenkins EDGE NY Jets 1 year $3.9 MM
Neville Hewitt ILB NY Jets 1 year $2.0 MM
Patrick Onwuasor ILB Baltimore 1 year $2.0 MM
James Burgess ILB NY Jets 1 year $0.9 MM
Pierre Desir CB Indianapolis 1 year $4.0 MM
Arthur Maulet CB NY Jets 1 year $0.9 MM
Quincy Wilson CB Indianapolis 1 year $1.3 MM
Brian Poole NCB NY Jets 1 year $5.0 MM
Bennett Jackson FS NY Jets 1 year $0.7 MM
 
Jets GM Joe Douglas used to work in Baltimore, where he was supposedly very influential in the decision to draft QB Joe Flacco, so this signing is far from surprising. While Joe Flacco may be trending down in his play, $1.5 MM feels like a bargain for the chance at solid veteran insurance for Sam Darnold. However, his neck surgery will supposedly keep him out for the opening of the season. Grade: B
 
After the draft, the Jets signed RB Frank Gore to a 1-year, $1.1 MM deal to ensure that he will play his 16th season in green and white. Gore is a physical back who played under Jets HC Adam Gase in San Francisco in 2008 and in Miami in 2018. Gore can take some of the pressure off of starting RB Le'Veon Bell in 2020 as the Jets move towards a "runningback by committee" system. Grade: B
 
The Jets-Ravens connection proved strong again with the signing of WR Breshad Perriman. Perriman was a first-round pick for the Ravens in 2015 while current Jets' Director of Player Personnel Chad Alexander was with Baltimore, and though he never really produced at a high level there, he had a resurgence in 2019 for the Buccaneers. Especially in November and December, where he performed at a 1000-yard rate projected over a whole season, Perriman proved to be a legitimate outside option across from Mike Evans with Chris Godwin in the slot. Perriman is a big, athletic receiver who projects to be worth the $6.5 MM deal to get a shot on the outside. Grade: A
 
Yet again, the Jets signed a former Ravens player, re-signing LG Alex Lewis, who played 2016 through 2018 with Baltimore before GM Joe Douglas traded for him in the 2019 offseason. Lewis stepped in for Kelechi Osemele last season and was a serviceable starter. Lewis is good in pass pro, versatile, and a good zone fit as a guard. However, Lewis could touch up on his penalties and overall run blocking for 2020. GM Joe Douglas only gave Lewis a 3-year, $18.6 MM deal which actually has an out after 1 year, which seems like a solid price to get another look at a 28-year-old guard who might be part of the team's future. Grade: B
 
The Jets' biggest free-agent singing in 2020 in terms of guaranteed money was former Broncos' C Connor McGovern at $18.0 MM. McGovern is an athletic lineman with experience at guard and center. He is a powerful center, and that serves him well in the run game. However, McGovern has a weak anchor and inconsistent pad level and leverage in the pass game. For this reason, despite the need at center, Joe Douglas' decision to commit two years to a center who is, perhaps, below average in pass pro is worthy of scrutiny. Grade: C
 
The biggest heavily-scrutinized acquisition that the Jets made in 2020 was probably signing former Seahawks RT George Fant to a 3-year, $27.3 MM contract. Fant functioned primarily as a swing tackle and as a sixth offensive lineman in Seattle, as he could not see the field as a starter over Germain Ifedi. Fant remains a very raw pass protector in terms of his anchor and the fluidity of his kickslide, and his ability in the run is only theoretically a strength in zone blocking. While Fant's contract has an out in 2021, it is a bit strange to see him making a similar salary to Bryan Bulaga and Halapoulvaati Vaitai. Grade: D
 
The Jets were patient in re-signing their own free agents, which probably helped get good value retaining EDGE Jordan Jenkins. Despite notching 15 combined sacks over the past two seasons, Jenkins only got $3.9 MM from the Jets. The sack number is a bit misleading, though, due to a high quantity of "coverage sacks" and a relatively modest pressure rate. However, Jenkins is a fine run defender, and he'll slot in as EDGE #1 again for the Jets in 2020. Grade: B
 
The Jets also acquired a former Raven on defense with LB Patrick Onwuasor, and they only paid $2.0 MM to bring him in. Onwuasor is an undersized linebacker but a good linear athlete, and while he struggles reading offensive cues and getting off of blocks to stop the run, he is a really good coverage player with the ability to get home as a pass rusher. Onwuasor has played next to CJ Mosley before, and he could potentially contribute in subpackage and base 4-3 looks, in addition to in a depth capacity and on special teams. Grade: A
 
With the cuts of Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts, GM Joe Douglas decided to fill a starting cornerback spot with former Colts CB Pierre Desir on a 1-year, prove-it deal. Desir lacks longspeed, but he is a long, physical corner with decent short-area quickness. However, Desir lacks refinement in press and zone. With that said, $4.0 MM is a reasonable price to get a fill-in outside cornerback in 2020. Grade: B
 
This signing probably didnt get much national coverage, but re-signing CB Arthur Maulet could pay huge dividends for the Jets in 2020. In 2019, Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts failed to hit expectations, forcing Maulet, Nate Hairston, and rookie Blessuan Austin into the outside cornerback rotation. Maulet is the only one of that group who was not benched for performance reasons. For a mere $0.9 MM, retaining a guy in Maulet who is familiar with the defense who will compete to start in 2020 is seemingly a no-brainer. Grade: A
 
Instead of making another draft choice, the Jets decided to trade pick 211 for former Colts CB Quincy Wilson. Wilson, a former 2nd-round pick, was a raw prospect coming out of Florida, and his penalties and lack of zone instincts followed him to the pros and led to his benching. However, Wilson is a big, long, and athletic corner, and at only 23 years of age, it makes sense that GM Joe Douglas wants to bring him on board to compete in an iffy cornerback room. Grade: C
 
This signing went somewhat under-the-radar, but Jets fans were thrilled when the team retained NCB Brian Poole to play slot on a 1-year, $5.0 MM contract. Poole is a good run defender with an ability to rush the passer, and he had a career year in coverage in 2019. Brian Poole is a good fit for Gregg Williams' defense, so retaining him to start in 2020 for a mere $5.0 MM seems to be a good value. Grade: B
 

Draft

Round Number Pos Player School
1 11 LT Mekhi Becton Louisville
2 59 WR Denzel Mims Baylor
3 68 FS Ashtyn Davis Cal
3 79 EDGE Jabari Zuniga Florida
4 120 RB La'Mical Perine Florida
4 125 QB James Morgan FIU
4 129 LT Cameron Clark Charlotte
5 158 CB Bryce Hall Virginia
6 191 P Braden Mann Texas A&M
 
The eleventh pick, Louisville LT Mekhi Becton, was my favorite acquisition that the Jets made during the 2020 offseason. While there were other options on the board, namely Tristan Wirfs, Henry Ruggs, and CeeDee Lamb, that the Jets presumably could have considered, Becton was the exact player I thought the Jets should take when he fell to 11. The first thing that stands out about Becton is his massive size, as he's 6'7", 364 lbs, with a monstrous 83-inch wingspan. Becton, however, is much more than a heavy lineman, as he defies expectations with his exceptional 5.1-flat movement skills. Becton is a hulking run blocker who is inexperienced but a fluid mover in pass pro. Becton projects to replace Kelvin Beachum and slide in at left tackle immediately in his rookie season. Grade: A
 
Wanting to add more picks to build the Jets in his image in his first year as GM, Joe Douglas opted to move down from 48 to 59 in the second round. This was a costly move, as it caused the Jets to miss out on AJ Epenesa and Darrell Taylor, but the Jets managed to grab a falling Senior Bowl standout in Baylor WR Denzel Mims. Mims is a height-weight-speed freak with good length, hands, and blocking. Mims should start at outside receiver across from Breshad Perriman in year one. Grade: B
 
The Jets' first third-round pick of 2020 was a real surprise to many fans, as although the team already had arguably the best safety tandem in football with Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, the Jets drafted Cal FS Ashytn Davis with the 68th-overall draft selection. Davis is a freak athlete who played high safety, box safety, and even slot corner at Cal and would almost definitely have been drafted significantly higher but for teams' inability to medically check his groin post-surgery. It's possible that Gregg Williams will utilize Davis as a big nickel defender this year, but this selection could also give the Jets flexibility if Marcus Maye, who is a free agent in 2021, or Jamal Adams, with whom the Jets are supposedly far apart on a long-term contract, depart. Grade: B
 
Despite having a starting EDGE tandem consisting of Jordan Jenkins and Tarell Basham and losing Brandon Copeland to New England, the Jets did not add outside talent to the position group before the draft, forcing GM Joe Douglas to pick Florida EDGE Jabari Zuniga at 79 overall. Zuniga is a good linear athlete with a decent ability to set the edge and some interior versatility, and he could project to replace Jordan Jenkins as a starter in 2021. However, Zuniga struggles with stiff hips and slow reaction time at the snap, and plus he missed most of the 2019 season with ankle injuries. The Jets probably hit the right position with Zuniga, who should factor into the pass-rush rotation with Jenkins, Basham, and Kyle Phillips, but it's hard to justify drafting Zuniga with guys like Jonathan Greenard, Terrell Lewis, and DJ Wonnum still on the board. Grade: C
 
With his first day-3 selection as GM, Joe Douglas chose Florida RB La'Mical Perine. Perine is a physical runner with some receiving versatility out of the backfield. However, Perine doesn't really offer very much in terms of speed or vision, and drafting a RB instead of going offensive line, pass rush, receiver, or cornerback with Le'Veon Bell already in the fold was a curious move. Grade: D
 
The second of the Jets' 4th-round picks probably stirred up the most intrigue, as most casual football fans probably didn't expect the Jets to draft a quarterback. With that said, the Jets have gone a combined 0-6 over the past two seasons in games that Darnold did not start, and at this time David Fales was slated to be the backup quarterback, so drafting FIU QB James Morgan in the fourth round, which I thought was a value anyway, was a good choice. Morgan is a thick quarterback with a live arm with developmental potential. Grade: B
 
With their third pick in the fourth round, the Jets chose a player with the potential to start soon on the offensive line in Charlotte LT Cameron Clark. Clark is a powerful lineman who started at left tackle in his rSo, rJr, and rSr seasons and has good short-area quickness despite his 5.29 forty. Some have floated Cameron Clark as a potential convert to guard for the Jets due to his sloppy pass-pro footwork. Grade: B
 
The Jets addressed the secondary in round 5, taking Virginia CB Bryce Hall at 158 overall. Hall is a long, tall corner who moves well, has zone instincts, and contributes in the run game. However, Hall's struggles in press and off-man probably project him better as a safety in the NFL rather than as a corner, which doesn't seem to be a need with Adams, Maye, and Davis already in the fold, and Hall's ankle injury prevented him from working out at the Combine, leaving teams in a state of uncertainty about his health and his testing numbers. Grade: C
 
With their 6th-round pick, the Jets went special teams with Texas A&M P Braden Mann. Mann has a big leg and can handle kickoff duties. Mann projects to replace Lachlan Edwards, but this may have been a tad high for a punter. Grade: C
 
The Jets had an intriguing undrafted free agent class with a number of guys who warranted day-3 draft consideration, but two guys that I liked pre-draft stood out as being worth mentioning. Georgia WR Lawrence Cager is a physical receiver at the line of scrimmage and a redzone threat. Alabama NCB Shyheim Carter played the STAR role in Nick Saban's defense, and he proved his versatility as a college approximation of a nickel corner, a box safety, a high safety, and a subpackage linebacker, and he likely would have been drafted if teams had been able to conduct medical rechecks on him after a minor injury prevented him from working out at the Combine.
 

Other Offseason News

After tensions flared at the trade deadline last season, SS Jamal Adams expressed his frustrations with a lack of a contract extension on social media before supposedly requesting a trade in June. However, according to Connor Hughes at The Athletic, the Jets still hope to sign Adams to a long-term contract. Reportedly, over half of the teams in the NFL have expressed interest in adding the defensive star, but the Dallas Cowboys have gotten the most traction as a potential trade partner, with La'El Collins and Michael Gallup coming up as potential trade targets. Jamal Adams is still on his rookie contract for 2020, and the Jets accepted his fifth-year option for 2021.
 
Also, this isn't really news, but former Jets' All Pro CB Darrelle Revis continued his spat with 49ers' All Pro Richard Sherman, culminating in this unusual Tweet:
3 facts here.
@RSherman_25
•I’m more handsome than him according to women.
•I’m better at corner than him according to everyone.
•Shutdown corners are paid more than Zone 3 corners which I’m currently still am today.
 

Projected Starting Lineup

Pos 1 2 3 4
off
QB Sam Darnold J Flacco J Morgan
RB Le'Veon Bell F Gore L Perine T Cannon
WR Breshad Perriman J Smith
WR Denzel Mims V Smith
SWR Jamison Crowder B Berrios
TE Chris Herndon R Griffin D Brown
LT Mekhi Becton C Clark
LG Alex Lewis G Van Roten
C Connor McGovern J Harrison
RG Brian Winters
RT George Fant C Edoga
def
EDGE Jordan Jenkins K Phillips
EDGE Tarell Basham J Zuniga
DT Henry Anderson N Shepherd F Fatukasi
DT Quinnen Williams S McLendon
ILB CJ Mosley N Hewitt B Cashman
ILB Avery Williamson P Onwuasor H Langi
CB Pierre Desir B Hall
CB Arthur Maulet Q Wilson
NCB Brian Poole S Carter
SS Jamal Adams A Davis
FS Marcus Maye M Farley
spec
K Sam Ficken
P Braden Mann
LS Thomas Hennessy
 
Roster Bubble (In): RB Trenton Cannon, WR Jeff Smith, ILB Harvey Langi, NCB Shyheim Carter, K Sam Ficken
 
Roster Bubble (Out): WR Josh Doctson, TE Trevon Wesco, LG Josh Andrews, EDGE John Franklin-Myers, CB Blessuan Austin
 

Position Group Strengths and Weaknesses

QB - Neutral/Weakness
Jets fans aren't going to love this one, but Sam Darnold is arguably still a bottom-third passer going into 2020. Darnold has been surrounded by a poor supporting cast over the past two years, including a turnstile of receivers with drop issues across Robby Anderson and linemen with pass-pro issues, but he certainly has not dominated like other young quarterbacks such as Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, and Carson Wentz. The Jets have a good group behind Darnold, though, including Joe Flacco, who supposedly won't be ready for week 1, and James Morgan, a 4th-round rookie out of FIU.
 
Backfield - Strength
Le'Veon Bell, who is making $15.5 MM this season, is an all-around back in terms of running between the tackles, receiving, and pass protecting. The Jets also signed the ageless wonder Frank Gore to take some of the pressure off of Bell. Joe Douglas also drafted La'Mical Perine to contribute in the backfield.
 
Pass Catchers - Neutral/Weakness
In 2020, the Jets are banking on production from unproved pass catchers who have performed well in limited sample sizes. Joe Douglas signed Breshad Perriman, who had a very productive end to his 2019 season, to man one of the outside receiver spots. He also drafted Denzel Mims out of Baylor to presumably also start as a rookie. Jamison Crowder broke out last year as an above-average slot receiver, and Chris Herndon missed virtually all of last season but played well in his rookie season as a tight end. The receiver depth lacks standout names, with Vyncint Smith as the presumptive WR4, but the tight end depth is strong, with Ryan Griffin returning on a multi-year extension.
 
Offensive Line - Weakness
The Jets entirely remade their offensive line, and while each position is arguably improved on paper, it is still young and unproven. Most significantly, at LT, Joe Douglas drafted Mekhi Becton at 11, who is already a really good run blocker with the tools to grow in pass pro. Douglas also re-signed Alex Lewis, who is probably serviceable but below average, to start at left guard, but he could face competition from 4th-round rookie Cameron Clark. The Jets signed Connor McGovern to start at C, and while he should solidify the position for at least the next two years, he is not extraordinary. Right guard shapes up to be an open competition between incumbent Brian Winters, who is serviceable when healthy, and new acquisition Greg Van Roten. At RT, the Jets signed George Fant, who played mostly as a swing tackle or sixth offensive lineman for Seattle to compete with Chuma Edoga.
 
Defensive Line - Weakness
This is a tough pill to swallow for Jets fans, but the days of Muhammad Wilkerson, and Leonard Williams are over. At EDGE, the Jets have arguably the worst duo in the NFL with Jordan Jenkins and Tarell Basham presumably playing as starters, with rookie 3rd-round pick Jabari Zuniga and 2019 UDFA Kyle Phillips playing rotationally and John Franklin-Myers competing for snaps. Starting on the interior, the Jets have Quinnen Williams, the former third-overall selection who notched 2.5 sacks and 4 TFLs in his rookie season and was arrested in March on a weapons charge, and Henry Anderson, a nimble interior penetrator who had a breakout year in 2018 before regressing to the mean in 2019. Nathan Shepherd, Steve McLendon, and Foley Fatukasi should all see plenty of tread on the DL, as well.
 
Linebackers - Strength
The Jets had a nearly-comical number of injuries at off-ball linebacker last season, but on paper, the unit appears very strong. CJ Mosley, 2019 FA acquisition, missed almost the entire 2019 season with a groin injury, but when healthy, he is one of the best linebackers in football. Avery Williamson, who projects to start across Mosley in 2020, is a good run defender but missed the entire 2019 year with a torn ACL. Returning starter Neville Hewitt, cheap FA acquisition Patrick Onwuasor, and promising second-year player Blake Cashman could each play in various base or subpackage roles, in addition to on special teams.
 
Secondary - Neutral
Similar to the defensive line, the Jets secondary is a tale of two halves, in this case safeties and cornerbacks. At safety, the Jets have reigning All Pro Jamal Adams and solid free safety Marcus Maye returning, in addition to the versatile 3rd-round pick Ashtyn Davis out of Cal. Outside cornerback is in flux, as new acquisition Pierre Desir should lock up one spot, while Arthur Maulet, Quincy Wilson, 5th-round rookie Bryce Hall, and Blessuan Austin could compete for the other starting spot, with last year's breakout player Brian Poole locking up the slot. Nate Hairston and Shyheim Carter could compete for other key depth roles in the secondary.
 
Special Teams - Strength/Neutral
At kicker, the Jets had a rocky performance last year, so they brought in Brett Maher to compete with last year's starter Sam Ficken. At punter, the Jets have rookie Braden Mann, who handles kickoffs and whose 47.1 yards per punt would have ranked 4th in the NFL last year. At longsnapper, Thomas Hennessy is an asset in coverage and will return in 2020. Additionally, WR Vyncint Smith and FS Matthias Farley project to play major roles in kick coverage next season, with other jobs up for grabs.
 

Schedule Predictions

Week 1 at Buffalo: L - Other than the loss of Shaq Lawson and the additions of Stefon Diggs and AJ Epenesa, the Bills mostly had a quiet offseason, though with encouraging performances from young players in Josh Allen, Ed Oliver, Tremaine Edmunds, and Tre'Davious White and with the team coming off of a 10-6 campaign, there’s a lot about which to be enthusiastic in Buffalo. The Bills, who went 10-6 last year and made the playoffs, beat the Jets here in their home opener. Record: 0-1
 
Week 2 vs San Francisco: L - The 49ers took a huge leap in 2019, marching through the NFC and into the Super Bowl, and the additions of Trent Williams, Brandon Aiyuk, and Javon Kinlaw should keep them competitive in 2020. If Jamal Adams is on the team, he might be able to get in George Kittle's way, but nevertheless the 49ers should be one of the NFL's most well-rounded football teams, and so it would be difficult to envision the Jets winning in week 2. Record: 0-2
 
Week 3 at Indianapolis: L - The Colts had a big free agency period, signing Philip Rivers and adding DeForest Buckner in a trade while retaining their entire offensive line. While the Jets went 7-9 last season, just like the Colts did, the Colts probably are the favorites to win at home, especially with the advantage that the Indianapolis offensive line should have over the New York pass rush. Record: 0-3
 
Week 4 vs Denver: L - While the Broncos went 7-9 last season, they have championship aspirations in 2020, as they went 4-1 in Drew Lock's starts last year and added Melvin Gordon, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, and Albert Okwuegbunam to a group of weapons already containing Philip Lindsay, Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant, and Jeff Heuerman while retaining defensive stars in Von Miller, AJ Johnson, and Justin Simmons. Though it is a home game, the Jets should be seen as heavy underdogs in week 4. Record: 0-4
 
Week 5 vs Arizona: W - The Cardinals look poised to improve in 2020, with the additions of DeAndre Hopkins, Jordan Phillips, and Isaiah Simmons, but questions remain with the offensive line and defensive line, in addition to with the poor playcalling from Kingsbury and Joseph at times during last season. This could be a key game for Quinnen Williams, Henry Anderson, Steve McLendon, and the interior defensive line to feast on a poor Cardinals' interior offensive line and for Gregg Williams to outmatch Kingsbury and Murray at home. Record: 1-4
 
Week 6 at LA Chargers: L - The Chargers revamped their team this offseason, adding Justin Herbert in the draft and surrounding him with Bryan Bulaga, Trai Turner, and Joe Reed on offense and Kenneth Murray and Chris Harris on defense. Though the quarterback situation is in flux in LA, it’s unlikely that the Jets will go on the road to the West Coast and beat an otherwise well-rounded team. Record: 1-5
 
Week 7 vs Buffalo: W - The Jets have beat the Bills at least once in 8 of the last 10 seasons, and so the Jets should have a shot to win one at home. Record: 2-5
 
Week 8 at Kansas City: L - The Chiefs has a pretty quiet offseason aside from locking up Patrick Mahomes and Chris Jones on long-term deals, as they added Mike Remmers, Taco Charlton, Willie Gay, and Lucas Niang while losing Stefen Wisniewski, Emmanuel Ogbah, Reggie Ragland, and Kendall Fuller. Despite the offseason losses, Reid and Mahomes should easily be able to storm past the Jets at home. Record: 2-6
 
Week 9 vs New England: W - The Patriots took a hit this offseason, obviously headlined by the loss of Tom Brady but also supplemented by key defensive losses in Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins, and Duron Harmon in addition to a general lack of attention towards improving a lackluster wide receiver corps. The Jets haven't beat the Patriots since their week 16 overtime thriller in 2015, but a November home game could be a good chance to do it, as the Patriots don't really possess the weapons to exploit issues with the Jets' cornerbacks nor the pass rush to exploit issues with the Jets' offensive line. Record: 3-6
 
Week 10 at Miami: W - The Dolphins had a very poor 2019, finishing 5-11 with the 27th-ranked total offense and the 30th-ranked total defense, and as such they had an incredibly busy offseason, adding Matt Breida, Ereck Flowers, Ted Karras, Kyle Van Noy, Shaq Lawson, Emmanuel Ogbah, Elandon Roberts, and Byron Jones in free agency and Tua Tagovailoa, Austin Jackson, Noah Igbinoghene, Robert Hunt, Raekwon Davis, and Solomon Kindley in the draft. However, in Miami before the bye would be a good chance for Adam Gase to get a revenge game win, seeing as the Dolphins still have weaknesses all over their roster including quarterback, offensive tackle, and edge rusher. Record: 4-6
 
WEEK 11 BYE
 
Week 12 vs Miami: L - With all their offseason additions, the Dolphins figure to match up fairly evenly with the Jets in 2020, and so it's likely that the two teams will split the season series. Record: 4-7
 
Week 13 vs Las Vegas: W - The Raiders had a very busy offseason, adding Jason Witten, Maliek Collins, Nick Kwiatkoski, Prince Amukamara, and Damarious Randall in free agency and Henry Ruggs, Damon Arnette, Lynn Bowden, Bryan Edwards, and Amik Robertson in the draft with their only major losses being Darryl Worley and Karl Joseph. At home against a West Coast opponent, the Jets would be wise to take advantage of some of the Raiders’ weaknesses in this game, including inexperience at wide receiver, edge rusher, linebacker, and cornerback. Record: 5-7
 
Week 14 at Seattle: L - The Seahawks went 11-5 last season and were one play away from securing the top seed in the NFC, so their offseason was pretty quiet, mostly focusing on the offensive line with the losses of Germain Ifedi, DJ Fluker, and George Fant and the additions of free agents Brandon Shell, BJ Finney, and Cedric Ogbuehi, and draft pick Damien Lewis. Pete Carroll is one of the best coaches in football today, and in this late-season matchup at Seattle he’ll have the personnel advantage against the Jets offense, which lacks talented weapons and blockers. Record: 5-8
 
Week 15 at LA Rams: L - The Rams regressed to 9-7 last year and then had a difficult offseason, losing Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks, Dante Fowler, and Nickell Robey-Coleman, with their only major addition being A’Shawn Robinson. The 2020 Rams are not the Super Bowl Rams of the past, but with both McVay and Goff still on board, the Rams have to be favorites to take this late-season home game against the Jets. Record: 5-9
 
Week 16 vs Cleveland: W - The Browns had a busy offseason, hiring head coach Kevin Stefanski, losing Greg Robinson, Joe Schobert, and Damarious Randall, signing Austin Hooper, Jack Conklin, Andrew Billings, Karl Joseph, and Damarious Randall, and drafting Jedrick Wills, Grant Delpit, and Jacob Phillips. Despite these additions, however, Cleveland still has a new, inexperienced offensive playcaller at head coach and a question mark at quarterback, and Gregg Williams generally handles quarterbacks who struggle with post-snap reads well with disguised coverages and aggressive blitz packages. Record: 6-9
 
Week 17 at New England: L - With the expanded playoffs, the Patriots have an even greater chance to make the postseason this year than they otherwise would, so this late-season match in Foxborough could be a consequential, divisional-revenge game for New England. Record: 6-10
 
Final Record: 6-10
While I firmly believe that the Jets improved significantly this offseason, especially in terms of the offensive line and getting players back from injury, this year’s schedule is substantially more difficult that last year’s, which could result in less games in the wins column for 2020. Last year, the Jets closed out the back-half of their season going 6-2 playing against rookie Daniel Jones, rookie Dwayne Haskins, Carr, Dalton, Fitzpatrick, Lamar Jackson, rookie Devlin Hodges, and Matt Barkley, and this year the Jets have to play both the AFC West and the NFC West, which is a jump in competition level.
 

Training Camp Battles

WR #2: Denzel Mims vs Vyncint Smith
Jets fans would hope that starting receiver isn’t much of a battle, but since rookie wideouts traditionally are been known to take longer learning the playbook, the other receiver spot next to Perriman and Crowder is in flux. Denzel Mims, the rookie receiver from Baylor, is the odds-on favorite to get a starting role and to play as a deep threat and red-zone threat in year one. However, if Mims proves to be too raw off the bat, the Jets could fall back on Vyncint Smith, who had 17 receptions last year and showed his value as a deep threat.
 
Left Guard: Alex Lewis vs Cameron Clark
Following a 2019 season where Alex Lewis spot-started in place of Kelechi Osemele, the Jets rewarded him with a 3 year, $18.6 MM contract, and he goes into 2020 as the favorite to start at left guard once again. With that being said, the possibility exists that rookie tackle Cameron Clark out of Charlotte will kick inside and compete at left guard.
 
Right Guard: Brian Winters vs Greg Van Roten
After a 2019 season in which Brian Winters went down with a shoulder injury in week 10, many expected the Jets to cut him, but he instead will return as the incumbent starter at right guard. However, new free agent acquisition Greg Van Roten could switch to the right side and compete against Winters to start.
 
Right Tackle: George Fant vs Chuma Edoga
After the Jets had a poor performance form their offensive line in 2019, GM Joe Douglas brought in competition at all position, including at right tackle. George Fant, former Seattle swing tackle, is the presumptive favorite to land the starting job, despite his lack of starting experience. Chuma Edoga could compete as well, but his performance in both run blocking and pass pro was so shaky last year that he needed extensive help from tight ends.
 
EDGE #2: Tarell Basham vs Kyle Phillips vs Jabari Zuniga vs John Franklin-Myers
The Jets started Jordan Jenkins and Tarell Basham at edge rusher last season, so it was somewhat of a shock to see them add absolutely no outside talent until the middle of the third round, and so now Gregg Williams and the defensive staff are forced to make the pitiful decision between starting Basham, Kyle Phillips, Jabari Zuniga, or John Franklin-Myers across from Jenkins. Basham, who the Jets claimed off waivers in 2018, is the odds-on favorite to start once again after only notching 2 sacks and 4 quarterback hits in 54% of the Jets' defensive snaps. Kyle Phillips, the second-year player from Tennessee who was a five-star high-school recruit, is a thicker lineman best suited to play on run downs who could push for starting snaps as well. Jabari Zuniga, 3rd-round rookie out of Florida, is a third contender for the starting job, but his interior versatility and similarity to Jenkins in terms of his stiffness and poor pad level could suggest the Jets envision him in more of a rotational role. Franklin-Myers, a large and athletic pass rusher who missed last season with an undisclosed injury after the Jets claimed him off waivers from the Rams, could compete for a large snap share with a strong camp.
 
DT #2: Henry Anderson vs Nathan Shepherd
This battle won't get much media coverage, as both Anderson and Shepherd project to get plenty of tread on the New York defensive line, but nevertheless the two will compete in training camp for the upper hand in the snap count. Henry Anderson, incumbent starter and penetrating defensive lineman, saw his production fall off a bit in 2019, in part due to a nagging shoulder injury. Nathan Shepherd saw his role increase in the back half of the season after a suspension sidelined him from weeks two through eight, and with a good camp, he could establish himself as the primary nimble-footed complement to the heftier, run-stopping trio of Williams, McLendon, and Fatukasi.
 
CB #2: Arthur Maulet vs Quincy Wilson vs Bryce Hall vs Blessuan Austin
The outside cornerback spot across from Pierre Desir is probably the most open starting battle on the team. Arthur Maulet, the undersized but physical cornerback out of Memphis, is probably the favorite to start after outplaying Johnson and Roberts last season to win the left cornerback job. Quincy Wilson, the former second-round pick, should be Maulet's primary competition after the Jets traded a draft pick to acquire him from the Colts. Bryce Hall, the rookie 5th-round corner from Virginia, is a darkhorse to start as well if he is healthy to start the season. Blessuan Austin, the former 6th-round pick, might factor into the competition, but he'll have to climb out of Gregg Williams' doghouse after reacting poorly to his week-16 benching last season.
 
Kicker: Sam Ficken vs Brett Maher
Sam Ficken, who hit 70% of his kicks last season, will compete with Brett Maher, who hit 67% of his kicks last season, for the starting kicker job, but neither candidate should have to handle kickoffs with rookie punter Braden Mann in the fold.
 

Offensive and Defensive Schemes

Adam Gase, head coach and offensive playcaller for the Jets, runs a zone-blocking, short-passing offense mostly out of 11 personnel while also mixing in some 2-TE sets. In the run game, Gase is willing to run gap concepts based on his offensive line personnel, but he favors his inside zone running playcalls. In the pass game, Gase likes to stack his receivers, throw checkdowns, split his backs out wide, and utilize the sidelines.
 
Gregg Williams, defensive coordinator for the Jets, runs a 3-4 hybrid, blitz-heavy defense with an emphasis on zone coverage. In the front seven, Williams has used both 3-4 and 4-3 base packages, though he mostly uses nickel fronts and one-gapping penetration schemes. In the secondary, Williams stresses MOFC shells, press-zone concepts, and disguised coverages and blitzes.
 
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2020.07.19 17:24 PM-ME-A-PRIME-NUMBER r/NFL Offseason Review — 2020 NY Jets

New York Jets

Division: AFC East
 
1 New England Patriots (12-4)
2 Buffalo Bills (10-6)
3 New York Jets (7-9)
4 Miami Dolphins (5-11)
 

Coaching Changes

The Jets did not make any major coaching changes this offseason, retaining HC Adam Gase, OC Dowell Loggains, and DC Gregg Williams.
 

Free Agency

Players Lost/Cut
Player Position New Team
Trevor Siemian QB Free Agent
Bilal Powell RB Free Agent
Ty Montgomery RB New Orleans
Robby Anderson WR Carolina
Demaryius Thomas WR Free Agent
Kelvin Beachum LT Free Agent
Brent Qvale LG Houston
Ryan Kalil C Free Agent
Tom Compton RG San Francisco
Brandon Shell RT Seattle
Brandon Copeland EDGE New England
Paul Worrilow ILB Free Agent
Albert McClellan ILB Free Agent
Trumaine Johnson CB Free Agent
Darryl Roberts FS Detroit
Rontez Miles FS Free Agent
Blake Countess DB Free Agent
Lachlan Edwards P Free Agent
 
The Jets reshaped their weapons for Sam Darnold this offseason, losing three veterans and bringing in a number of free agents and draft picks. GM Joe Douglas opted not to re-sign RB Bilal Powell who the Jets drafted in 2011, and he remains a free agent. Most significantly, Douglas allowed his top offensive weapon in WR Robby Anderson to walk to Carolina on a 2 year, $20.0 MM deal, creating a void at outside receiver. The team has also not re-signed WR Demaryius Thomas, who filled in for Quincy Enunwa last season, and he remains a free agent.
 
The biggest change that the Jets made to their personnel this offseason was along the offensive line, and as such there were a number of veteran casualties. LT Kelvin Beachum started for the Jets from 2017 to 2019, but he seems to have regressed, and he remains a free agent. The Jets also let C Ryan Kalil go, who unretired to snap for Sam Darnold last offseason but disappointed and got injured, and he remains a free agent. RG Tom Compton was forced into action last season with the injury to Brian Winters, and he, as is characteristic of his NFL career thus far, struggled massively in run blocking and pass pro, but he projects to compete anyway next year for San Francisco on a 1 year deal. Joe Douglas and Adam Gase never expressed interest in RT Brandon Shell for the long term, benching him for the raw Chuma Edoga early in 2019, so it was not a surprise to see the Jets let Shell go to start for Seattle on a 2 year contract.
 
The Jets mostly kept their defense in tact this offseason, only losing two key pieces. EDGE Brandon Copeland left for New England on a 1 year contract, which is not a surprising location, as Copeland is a great utility player, functioning as a rush linebacker, an off-ball linebacker, and a core special teamer for the Jets in 2019. Similarly, Joe Douglas has not re-signed the versatile FS Rontez Miles, who has played single-high safety, box safety, and a key special teams role during his seven-year Jets tenure, and he remains a free agent.
 
The Jets cut CB Trumaine Johnson, which was virtually a no-brainer after two injury-plagued seasons in which his lack of speed was frequently exposed. The only real decision was whether to cut Johnson immediately, which would have resulted in a $12.0 MM dead cap hit in 2020, or to designate Johnson as a post-June 1 cut, which would have resulted in a $4.0 MM dead cap hit in 2020 and a $8.0 MM dead cap hit in 2021. Joe Douglas opted for the latter, meaning that the Jets saved a total of $11.0 MM by cutting Johnson in 2020. Grade: A
 
The Jets cut FS Darryl Roberts in mid-March. The Jets had high hopes for Roberts following the 2018 season, prompting them to sign him to a three-year contract with an out after one year. Roberts had a rocky first eight games of the season at cornerback before injuring his calf and being benched in favor of Maulet, Austin, and Canady. Roberts remained a special-teams asset and good safety depth in December, but ultimately GM Joe Douglas decided he could cut Roberts, save $6.0 MM, and look elsewhere for a replacement. Grade: B
 
Players Signed
Player Position Old Team Length Salary
Joe Flacco QB Denver 1 year $1.5 MM
David Fales QB NY Jets 1 year $0.9 MM
Frank Gore RB Buffalo 1 year $1.1 MM
Breshad Perriman WR Tampa Bay 1 year $6.5 MM
Josh Doctson WR Minnesota 1 year $0.9 MM
Daniel Brown TE NY Jets 1 year $0.8 MM
Alex Lewis LG NY Jets 3 years $18.6 MM
Greg Van Roten LG Carolina 3 years $10.5 MM
Josh Andrews LG Indianapolis 1 year $1.0 MM
Connor McGovern C Denver 3 years $27.0 MM
George Fant RT Seattle 3 years $27.3 MM
Jordan Jenkins EDGE NY Jets 1 year $3.9 MM
Neville Hewitt ILB NY Jets 1 year $2.0 MM
Patrick Onwuasor ILB Baltimore 1 year $2.0 MM
James Burgess ILB NY Jets 1 year $0.9 MM
Pierre Desir CB Indianapolis 1 year $4.0 MM
Arthur Maulet CB NY Jets 1 year $0.9 MM
Quincy Wilson CB Indianapolis 1 year $1.3 MM
Bennett Jackson FS NY Jets 1 year $0.7 MM
Brian Poole DB NY Jets 1 year $5.0 MM
 
Jets GM Joe Douglas used to work in Baltimore, where he was supposedly very influential in the decision to draft QB Joe Flacco, so this signing is far from surprising. While Joe Flacco may be trending down in his play, $1.5 MM feels like a bargain for the chance at solid veteran insurance for Sam Darnold. However, his neck surgery will supposedly keep him out for the opening of the season. Grade: B
 
After the draft, the Jets signed RB Frank Gore to a 1 year, $1.1 MM deal to ensure that he will play his 16th season in green and white. Gore is a physical back who played under Jets HC Adam Gase in San Francisco in 2008 and in Miami in 2018. Gore can take some of the pressure off of starting RB Le'Veon Bell in 2020 as the Jets move towards a "runningback by committee" system. Grade: B
 
The Jets-Ravens connection proved strong again with the signing of WR Breshad Perriman. Perriman was a first-round pick for the Ravens in 2015 while current Jets' Director of Player Personnel Chad Alexander was with Baltimore, and though he never really produced at a high level there, he had a resurgence in 2019 for the Buccaneers. Especially in November and December, where he performed at a 1000-yard rate projected over a whole season, Perriman proved to be a legitimate outside option across from Mike Evans with Chris Godwin in the slot. Perriman is a big, athletic receiver who projects to be well-worth the $6.5 MM deal to start on the outside. Grade: B
 
Yet again, the Jets signed a former Ravens player, re-signing LG Alex Lewis, who played 2016 through 2018 with Baltimore before GM Joe Douglas traded for him in the 2019 offseason. Lewis stepped in for Kelechi Osemele last season and was a serviceable starter. Lewis is good in pass pro, versatile, and a good zone fit as a guard. However, Lewis could touch up on his penalties and overall run blocking for 2020. GM Joe Douglas only gave Lewis a 3 year, $18.6 MM deal which actually has an out after 1 year, which seems like a solid price to get another look at a 28-year-old guard who might be part of the team's future. Grade: B
 
The Jets' biggest free-agent singing in 2020 in terms of guaranteed money was former Broncos' C Connor McGovern at $18.0 MM. McGovern is an athletic lineman with experience at guard and center. He is a powerful center, and that serves him well in the run game. However, McGovern has a weak anchor and inconsistent pad level and leverage in the pass game. For this reason, despite the need at center, Joe Douglas' decision to commit two years to a center who is, perhaps, below average in pass pro is worthy of scrutiny. Grade: C
 
The biggest heavily-scrutinized acquisition that the Jets made in 2020 was probably signing former Seahawks RT George Fant to a 3 year, $27.3 MM contract. Fant functioned primarily as a swing tackle and as a sixth offensive lineman in Seattle, as he could not see the field as a starter over Germain Ifedi. Fant remains a very raw pass protector in terms of his anchor and the fluidity of his kickslide, and his ability in the run is only theoretically a strength in zone blocking. While Fant's contract has an out in 2021, it is a bit strange to see him making a similar salary to Bryan Bulaga and Halapoulvaati Vaitai. Grade: D
 
The Jets were patient in re-signing their own free agents, which probably helped get good value retaining EDGE Jordan Jenkins. Despite notching 15 combined sacks over the past two seasons, Jenkins only got $3.9 MM from the Jets. The sack number is a bit misleading, though, due to a high quantity of "coverage sacks" and a relatively modest pressure rate. However, Jenkins is a fine run defender, and he'll slot in as EDGE #1 again for the bets in 2020. Grade: B
 
The Jets also acquired a former Raven on defense with LB Patrick Onwuasor, and they only paid $2.0 MM to bring him in. Onwuasor is an undersized linebacker but a good linear athlete, and while he struggles reading offensive cues and getting off of blocks to stop the run, he is a really good coverage player with the ability to get home as a pass rusher. Onwuasor has played next to CJ Mosley before, and he could potentially contribute in subpackage and base 4-3 looks, in addition to in a depth capacity and on special teams. Grade: B
 
With the cuts of Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts, GM Joe Douglas decided to fill a starting cornerback spot with former Colts CB Pierre Desir on a 1 year, prove-it deal. Desir lacks longspeed, but he is a long, physical corner with decent short-area quickness. However, Desir lacks refinement in press and zone. With that said, $4.0 MM is a reasonable price to get a fill-in outside cornerback in 2020. Grade: B
 
This signing probably didnt get much national coverage, but re-signing CB Arthur Maulet could pay huge dividends for the Jets in 2020. In 2019, Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts failed to hit expectations, forcing Maulet, Nate Hairston, and rookie Blessuan Austin into the outside cornerback rotation. Maulet is the only one of that group who was not benched for performance reasons. For a mere $0.9 MM, retaining a guy in Maulet who is familiar with the defense who will compete to start in 2020 is seemingly a no-brainer. Grade: A
 
Instead of making another draft choice, the Jets decided to trade pick 211 for former Colts CB Quincy Wilson. Wilson, a former second-round pick, was a raw prospect coming out of Florida, and his penalties and lack of zone instincts followed him to the pros and led to his benching. However, Wilson is a big, long, and athletic corner, and at only 23 years of age, it makes sense that GM Joe Douglas wants to bring him on board to compete in an iffy cornerback room. Grade: C
 
This signing went somewhat under-the-radar, but Jets fans were thrilled when the team retained DB Brian Poole to man the slot on a 1 year, $5.0 MM contract. Poole is a good run defender with an ability to rush the passer, and he had a career year in coverage in 2019. Brian Poole is a good fit for Gregg Williams' defense, so retaining him to start in 2020 for a mere $5.0 MM seems to be a good value. Grade: B
 

Draft

Round Number Pos Player School
1 11 LT Mekhi Becton Louisville
2 59 WR Denzel Mims Baylor
3 68 FS Ashtyn Davis California
3 79 EDGE Jabari Zuniga Florida
4 120 RB La'Mical Perine Florida
4 125 QB James Morgan FIU
4 129 LT Cameron Clark Charlotte
5 158 CB Bryce Hall Virginia
6 191 P Braden Mann Texas A&M
 
The eleventh pick, Louisville T Mekhi Becton, was my favorite acquisition that the Jets made during the 2020 offseason. While there were other options on the board, namely Tristan Wirfs, Henry Ruggs, and Ceedee Lamb, that the Jets presumably could have considered, Becton was the exact player I thought the Jets should take when he fell to 11. The first thing that stands out about Becton is his massive size, as he's 6'7", 364 lbs, with a monstrous 83-inch wingspan. Becton, however, is much more than a heavy lineman, as he defies the norm with his exceptional 5.1-flat movement skills. Becton is a hulking run blocker who is inexperienced but a fluid mover in pass pro. Becton projects to replace Kelvin Beachum and slide in at left tackle immediately in his rookie season. Grade: A
 
Wanting to add more picks to build the Jets in his image in his first year as GM, Joe Douglas opted to move down from 48 to 59 in the second round. This was a costly move, as it caused the Jets to miss out on AJ Epenesa and Darrell Taylor, but the Jets managed to grab a falling Senior Bowl standout in Baylor WR Denzel Mims. Mims is a height-weight-speed freak with good length, hands, and run-blocking toughness. Mims should slot in as a starting outside receiver across from Breshad Perriman in year one. Grade: B
 
The Jets' first third-round pick of 2020 was a real surprise to many fans, as although the team already had arguably the best safety tandem in football with Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, the Jets drafted California FS Ashytn Davis with the 68th-overall draft selection. Davis is a freak athlete who played single-high safety, box safety, and even slot cornerback at Cal and would almost definitely have been drafted significantly higher but for teams' inability to medically check his groin post-surgery. It's possible that Gregg Williams will utilize Davis as a big nickel defender this year, but this selection could also give the Jets flexibility if Marcus Maye, who is a free agent in 2021, or Jamal Adams, with whom the Jets are supposedly far apart on a long-term contract, depart. Grade: B
 
Despite having a starting EDGE tandem consisting of Jordan Jenkins and Tarell Basham and losing Brandon Copeland to New England, the Jets did not add outside talent to the position group before the draft, forcing GM Joe Douglas to pick Florida EDGE Jabari Zuniga at 79 overall. Zuniga is a good linear athlete with a decent ability to set the edge and with some interior versatility, and he could maybe project to replace Jordan Jenkins as a starter in 2021. However, Zuniga struggles with stiff hips and slow reaction time at the snap, and plus he missed most of the 2019 season with ankle injuries. The Jets probably hit the right position with Zuniga, who should factor into the pass-rush rotation with Jenkins, Basham, and 2019 UDFA Kyle Phillips, but it's really hard to justify drafting Zuniga with guys like Jonathan Greenard, Terrell Lewis, and DJ Wonnum still on the board. Grade: C
 
With his first day-3 selection as GM, Joe Douglas chose Florida RB La'Mical Perine. Perine is a physical runner with some receiving versatility out of the backfield. However, Perine doesn't really offer very much in terms of speed or vision, and drafting a RB instead of going offensive line, pass rush, receiver, or cornerback when Le'Veon Bell was already in the fold was a curious move. Grade: D
 
The second of the Jets' fourth-round picks probably stirred up the most intrigue, as most casual fans probably didn't expect the Jets to draft a quarterback. With that said, the Jets have gone a combined 0-6 over the past two seasons in games that Darnold did not start, and at this time David Fales was slated to be the backup quarterback, so drafting FIU QB James Morgan in the fourth round, which I thought was a value anyway, was a good choice. Morgan is a thick quarterback with a live arm with developmental quarterback potential. Grade: B
 
With their third pick in the fourth round, the Jets chose a player with the potential to start soon on the offensive line in Charlotte T Cameron Clark. Clark is a powerful lineman who started at left tackle in his rSo, rJr, and rSr seasons and has good short-area quickness despite his 5.29 forty. Some have floated Cameron Clark as a potential convert to guard for the Jets due to his sloppy pass-pro footwork. Grade: B
 
The Jets went corner in round 5, taking Virginia CB Bryce Hall at 158 overall. Hall is a long, tall corner who moves well, has zone instincts, and contributes in the run game. However, Hall's struggles in press and off-man coverage schemes probably project him better as a safety in the NFL rather than as a corner, which doesn't seem to be a need with Adams, Maye, and Davis already on the roster, and Hall's ankle injury prevented him from working out at the Combine, leaving teams in a state of uncertainty about his health and his testing numbers. Grade: C
 
With their sixth-round pick, the Jets went special teams with Texas A&M P Braden Mann. Mann has a big leg and can handle kickoff duties. Mann projects to replace Lachlan Edwards, but this may have been a tad high for a punter. Grade: C
 
The Jets had an intriguing undrafted free agent class with a number of guys who warranted day-3 draft consideration, but two guys that I liked pre-draft stood out as being worth mentioning. Georgia WR Lawrence Cager is a physical receiver at the line of scrimmage who will attempt to make the team as a redzone threat. Alabama DB Shyheim Carter played the STAR role in Nick Saban's defense, and he proved his versatility as a college approximation of a subpackage linebacker, a nickel corner, a box safety, and even a high safety, so he'll vie to make the team as a versatile depth defensive back and as a special-teams ace.
 

Other Offseason News

After tensions flared at the trade deadline last season, SS Jamal Adams expressed his frustrations with a lack of a contract extension on social media before supposedly requesting a trade in June. However, according to Connor Hughes at The Athletic, the Jets still hope to sign Adams to a long-term contract. Reportedly, over half of the teams in the NFL have expressed interest in adding the defensive star, but the Dallas Cowboys have gotten the most traction as a potential trade partner, with RT La'El Collins and WR Michael Gallup coming up as potential trade pieces. Jamal Adams is still on his rookie contract for 2020, and the Jets accepted his fifth-year option for 2021.
 
Also, this isn't really news, but former Jets' All-Pro CB Darrelle Revis continued his spat with 49ers' All-Pro CB Richard Sherman, culminating in this unusual Tweet:
3 facts here.
@RSherman_25
•I’m more handsome than him according to women.
•I’m better at corner than him according to everyone.
•Shutdown corners are paid more than Zone 3 corners which I’m currently still am today.
 

Projected Starting Lineup

QB: Sam Darnold
RB: Le’Veon Bell (and Frank Gore)
WR: Breshad Perriman, Denzel Mims
SWR: Jamison Crowder
TE: Chris Herndon (and Ryan Griffin)
LT: Mekhi Becton
LG: Alex Lewis
C: Connor McGovern
RG: Brian Winters
RT: George Fant
EDGE: Jordan Jenkins, Tarell Basham
DT: Henry Anderson, Quinnen Williams (and Steve McLendon)
ILB: CJ Mosley, Avery Williamson (and Patrick Onwuasor)
CB: Pierre Desir, Arthur Maulet
NCB: Brian Poole
SS: Jamal Adams
FS: Marcus Maye
K: Sam Ficken
P: Braden Mann
LS: Thomas Hennessy
 

Position Group Strengths and Weaknesses

QB - Neutral/Weakness
Jets fans aren't going to love this one, but Sam Darnold is arguably still a bottom-third passer going into 2020. Darnold has been surrounded by a poor supporting cast over the past two years, including a turnstile of receivers across Robby Anderson with drop issues and linemen with pass-pro issues, but he certainly has not dominated like other young quarterbacks such as Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, and Carson Wentz. The Jets have a good group behind Darnold, though, including Joe Flacco, who said he won't be ready for week 1, and James Morgan, a fourth-round rookie out of FIU.
 
Backfield - Strength
Le'Veon Bell, who is making $15.5 MM this season, is an all-around back in terms of running between the tackles, receiving, and pass protecting. The Jets also signed the ageless wonder Frank Gore to take some of the pressure off of Bell. Joe Douglas also drafted La'Mical Perine to contribute in the backfield.
 
Pass Catchers - Neutral/Weakness
In 2020, the Jets are banking on production from unproved pass catchers who have performed well in limited sample sizes. Joe Douglas signed Breshad Perriman, who had a very productive end to his 2019 season, to man one of the outside receiver spots. He also drafted Denzel Mims out of Baylor to presumably also start as a rookie. Jamison Crowder broke out last year as an above-average slot receiver, and Chris Herndon missed virtually all of last season but played well in his rookie season as a tight end. The receiver depth lacks standout names, but the tight end depth is strong, with Ryan Griffin returning on a multi-year extension.
 
Offensive Line - Weakness
The Jets entirely remade their offensive line, and while each position is arguably improved on paper, it is still young and unproven. Most significantly, at LT, Joe Douglas drafted Mekhi Becton at 11, who is already a really good run blocker with the tools to grow in pass pro. Douglas also re-signed Alex Lewis, who is probably serviceable but below average, to start at left guard, but he could force competition from fourth-round rookie Cameron Clark. The Jets signed Connor McGovern to start at C, and while he should solidify the position for at least the last two years, he is not extraordinary. Right guard shapes up to be an open competition between incumbent Brian Winters, who is serviceable when healthy, and new acquisition Greg Van Roten. At RT, the Jets signed George Fant, who played mostly as a swing tackle or sixth offensive lineman for Seattle but certainly has the athletic ability to outperform Chuma Edoga from last year.
 
Defensive Line - Weakness
This might be surprising to the non-Jets fans, but the days of Muhammad Wilkerson, and Leonard Williams are over, and pressure from the defensive line probably won't come easily for Gang Green. At EDGE, the Jets have arguably the worst duo in the NFL with Jordan Jenkins and Tarell Basham presumably playing as starters, with rookie 3rd-round pick Jabari Zuniga and 2019 UDFA Kyle Phillips playing rotationally. Starting on the interior, the Jets have Quinnen Williams, the former third-overall selection who notched 2.5 sacks and 4 TFLs in his rookie season and was arrested in March on a weapons charge, and Henry Anderson, a nimble interior penetrator who had a breakout year in 2018 before coming back down to Earth in 2019. Nathan Shepherd, Steve McLendon, and Foley Fatukasi should all see plenty of tread on the DL, as well.
 
Linebackers - Strength
The Jets had a nearly-comical number of injuries at off-ball linebacker last season, but on paper, the unit appears very strong. CJ Mosley, 2019 FA acquisition, missed almost the entire 2019 season with a groin injury, but when healthy, he is one of the best linebackers in football. Avery Williamson, who projects to start across Mosley in 2020, is a good run defender but missed the entire 2019 year with a torn ACL. Returning starter Neville Hewitt, cheap FA acquisition Patrick Onwuasor, and promising second-year player Blake Cashman could each play in various base or subpackage roles, in addition to on special teams.
 
Secondary - Neutral
Similar to the defensive line, the Jets secondary is a tale of two halves, in this case safeties and cornerbacks. At safety, the Jets have reigning All Pro Jamal Adams and solid free safety Marcus Maye returning, in addition to the versatile 3rd-round pick Ashtyn Davis out of Cal. Outside cornerback is in flux, as new acquisition Pierre Desir should lock up one spot, while Arthur Maulet, Quincy Wilson, and Blessuan Austin could compete for the other starting spot, with last year's breakout player Brian Poole locking up the slot. Nate Hairston, Javelin Guidry, Shyheim Carter, and 5th-round rookie Bryce Hall could compete for other key depth roles in the secondary.
 
Special Teams - Strength/Neutral
At kicker, the Jets had a rocky performance last year, so they brought in Brett Maher, who hit 67% of his field goals last season, to compete with Sam Ficken, who hit 70% of his field goals last season. At punter, the Jets have rookie P Braden Mann, who handles kickoffs and whose 47.1 yards per punt would have ranked 4th in the NFL last year. At longsnapper, Thomas Hennessy is an asset in coverage and will return in 2020. Additionally, WR Vyncint Smith and FS Matthias Farley project to play major roles in kick coverage next season, with other jobs presumably up for grabs.
 

Schedule Predictions

Week 1 at Buffalo: L - Other than the loss of Shaq Lawson and the additions of Stephon Diggs and AJ Epenesa, the Bills mostly had a quiet offseason, though with encouraging performances from young players in Josh Allen, Ed Oliver, Tremaine Edmunds, and Tre'Davious White and coming off of a 10-6 campaign, there’s a lot about which to be enthusiastic in Buffalo. The Bills, who went 10-6 last year and made the playoffs, beat the Jets here in their home opener. Record: 0-1
 
Week 2 vs San Francisco: L - The 49ers took a huge leap in 2019, marching through the NFC and into the Super Bowl, and the additions of Brandon Aiyuk, Javon Kinlaw, and Trent Williams should keep them competitive in 2020. If Jamal Adams is on the team, he might be able to get in George Kittle's way, but nevertheless the 49ers should be one of the NFL's most well-rounded football teams, and it would be difficult to envision the Jets defeating them. Record: 0-2
 
Week 3 at Indianapolis: L - The Colts had a big free agency period, signing Philip Rivers and adding DeForest Buckner in a trade while retaining their entire offensive line. While the Jets went 7-9 last season, just like the Colts did, the Colts probably are the favorites to win at home, especially with the advantage the Indianapolis offensive line should have over the New York pass rush. Record: 0-3
 
Week 4 vs Denver: L - While the Broncos went 7-9 last season, they have championship aspirations in 2020, as they went 4-1 in Drew Lock's starts last year and added Melvin Gordon, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, and Albert Okwuegbunam to a group of weapons already containing Philip Lindsay, Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant, and Jeff Heuerman while retaining defensive stars in Von Miller, AJ Johnson, and Justin Simmons. Though it is a home game, it's hard to imagine the Jets defeating the Broncos in 2020. Record: 0-4
 
Week 5 vs Arizona: W - The Cardinals look poised to improve in 2020, with the additions of DeAndre Hopkins, Jordan Phillips, and Isaiah Simmons, but questions remain with the offensive line and defensive line, in addition to with the poor playcalling from Kingsbury and Joseph at times during last season. This could be a key game for Quinnen Williams, Henry Anderson, Steve McLendon, and the interior defensive line to feast on a poor Cardinals' interior offensive line, and for Gregg Williams to outmatch Kingsbury and Murray at home. Record: 1-4
 
Week 6 at LA Chargers: L - The Chargers revamped their team this offseason, adding Justin Herbert in the draft and surrounding him with Bryan Bulaga, Trai Turner, and Joe Reed on offense, and Kenneth Murray and Chris Harris on defense. Though the quarterback situation is in flux in LA, it’s a bit hard to envision the Jets going on the road to the West Coast and beating an otherwise well-rounded team. Record: 1-5
 
Week 7 vs Buffalo: W - The Jets have beat the Bills at least once in 8 of the last 10 seasons, and so the Jets should have a good chance to win one at home. Record: 2-5
 
Week 8 at Kansas City: L - The Chiefs has a pretty quiet offseason aside from locking up Patrick Mahomes and Chris Jones on long-term deals, as they added Mike Remmers, Taco Charlton, Willie Gay, and Lucas Niang while losing Stefen Wisniewski, Emmanuel Ogbah, Reggie Ragland, and Kendall Fuller. Despite the offseason losses, Reid and Mahomes should easily be able to storm past the Jets at home. Record: 2-6
 
Week 9 vs New England: W - The Patriots took a hit this offseason, obviously headlined by the loss of Tom Brady but also supplemented by key defensive losses in Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins, and Duron Harmon in addition to a general lack of attention towards improving a lackluster wide receiver corps. The Jets haven't beat the Patriots since their week 16 overtime thriller in 2015, but a November home game could be a good chance to do it, as the Patriots don't really possess the weapons to exploit issues with the Jets' cornerbacks nor the pass rushers to exploit issues with the Jets' offensive line. Record: 3-6
 
Week 10 at Miami: W - The Dolphins had a very poor 2019, finishing 5-11 with the 27th-ranked total offense and the 30th-ranked total defense, and as such they had an incredibly busy offseason, adding Matt Breida, Ereck Flowers, Ted Karras, Kyle Van Noy, Shaq Lawson, Emmanuel Ogbah, Elandon Roberts, and Byron Jones in free agency and Tua Tagovailoa, Austin Jackson, Noah Igbinoghene, Robert Hunt, Raekwon Davis, and Solomon Kindley in the draft. However, in Miami before the bye would be a good chance for Adam Gase to get a revenge game win, seeing as the Dolphins still have weaknesses all over their roster including quarterback, offensive tackle, and edge rusher. Record: 4-6
 
WEEK 11 BYE
 
Week 12 vs Miami: L - With all their offseason additions, the Dolphins figure to match up fairly evenly with the Jets in 2020, and so it's likely that the two teams will split the season series. Record: 4-7
 
Week 13 vs Las Vegas: W - The Raiders had a very busy offseason, adding Jason Witten, Maliek Collins, Nick Kwiatkoski, Prince Amukamara, and Damarious Randall in free agency and Henry Ruggs, Damon Arnette, Lynn Bowden, Bryan Edwards, and Amik Robertson in the draft with their only major losses being Darryl Worley and Karl Joseph. At home against a West Coast opponent, the Jets would be wise to take advantage of some of the Raiders’ weaknesses in this game, including inexperience at wide receiver, edge rusher, linebacker, and cornerback. Record: 5-7
 
Week 14 at Seattle: L - The Seahawks went 11-5 last season and were one play away from securing the top seed in the NFC, so their offseason was pretty quiet, mostly focusing on the offensive line with the losses of Germain Ifedi, DJ Fluker, and George Fant and the additions of free agents Brandon Shell, BJ Finney, and Cedric Ogbuehi, and draft pick Damien Lewis. Pete Carroll is one of the best coaches in football today, and in this late-season matchup at Seattle he’ll have the personnel advantage against the Jets offense, which lacks talented weapons and blockers. Record: 5-8
 
Week 15 at LA Rams: L - The Rams regressed to 9-7 last year and then had a difficult offseason, losing Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks, Dante Fowler, and Nickell Robey-Coleman, with their only major addition being A’Shawn Robinson. The 2020 Rams are not the Super Bowl Rams of the past, but with both McVay and Goff still on board, the Rams have to be favorites to take this late-season home game against the Jets. Record: 5-9
 
Week 16 vs Cleveland: W - The Browns had a busy offseason, hiring head coach Kevin Stefanski, losing Greg Robinson, Joe Schobert, and Damarious Randall, signing Austin Hooper, Jack Conklin, Andrew Billings, Karl Joseph, and Damarious Randall, and drafting Jedrick Wills, Grant Delpit, and Jacob Phillips. Despite these additions, however, Cleveland still has a new, inexperienced offensive playcaller at head coach and a question mark at quarterback, and Gregg Williams generally handles quarterbacks who struggle with post-snap reads well with disguised coverages and aggressive blitz packages. Record: 6-9
 
Week 17 at New England: L - With the expanded playoffs, the Patriots have an even greater chance to make the postseason this year than they otherwise would, so this late-season match in Foxborough could be a consequential, divisional-revenge game. Record: 6-10
 
Final Record: 6-10
While I firmly believe that the Jets improved significantly this offseason, especially in terms of the offensive line and getting players back from injury, this year’s schedule is substantially more difficult that last year’s, which could result in less games in the wins column for 2020. Last year, the Jets closed out the back-half of their season going 6-2 playing against rookie Daniel Jones, rookie Dwayne Haskins, Derek Carr, Andy Dalton, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Lamar Jackson, rookie Devlin Hodges, and Matt Barkley, and this year the Jets have to play both the AFC West and the NFC West, which is a huge jump in their level of competition.
 

Training Camp Battles to Watch

WR #2: Denzel Mims vs Vyncint Smith
Jets fans would hope that starting receiver isn’t much of a battle, but since rookie wideouts traditionally have been known to take longer learning the playbook, the other receiver spot next to Perriman and Crowder is in flux. Denzel Mims, the rookie receiver from Baylor, is the odds-on favorite to get a starting role and to play as a deep threat and red-zone threat in year one. However, if Mims proves too raw off the bat, the Jets could fall back on Vyncint Smith, who had 17 receptions last year and showed his value as a deep threat.
 
Left Guard: Alex Lewis vs Cameron Clark
Following a 2019 season where Alex Lewis spot-started in place of Kelechi Osemele, the Jets rewarded him with a 3 year, $18.6 MM contract, and he goes into 2020 as the favorite to start at left guard once again. With that being said, the possibility exists that rookie tackle Cameron Clark out of Charlotte will kick inside and compete at left guard.
 
Right Guard: Brian Winters vs Greg Van Roten
After a 2019 season in which Brian Winters went down with a shoulder injury in week 10, many expected the Jets to cut him, but he instead will return as the incumbent starter at right guard. However, new free agent acquisition Greg Van Roten could switch to the right side and compete against Winters to start.
 
Right Tackle: George Fant vs Chuma Edoga
After the Jets had a poor performance form their offensive line in 2019, GM Joe Douglas brought in competition at all position, including at right tackle. George Fant, former Seattle swing tackle, is the presumptive favorite to land the starting job, despite his lack of starting experience and struggles with pass-pro footwork. Chuma Edoga could compete as well, but his performance in both run blocking and pass pro was so shaky last year as a rookie that he needed extensive help from tight ends to prevent the right side from entirely becoming a liability.
 
EDGE #2: Tarell Basham vs Kyle Phillips vs Jabari Zuniga vs John Franklin-Myers
The Jets started Jordan Jenkins and Tarell Basham at edge rusher last season, so it was somewhat of a shock to see them add absolutely no outside talent until the middle of the third round, and so now Gregg Williams and his defensive staff are forced to make the pitiful decision between starting Basham, Kyle Phillips, Jabari Zuniga, or John Franklin-Myers across from Jenkins. Basham, who the Jets claimed off of waivers in 2018, is probably the odds-on favorite to start once again after notching 2 sacks and 4 quarterback hits in 54% of the Jets' defensive snaps. Kyle Phillips, the second-year player from Tennessee who was a five-star high-school recruit, is a thicker lineman best suited to play on run downs who could push for starting snaps as well. Jabari Zuniga, 3rd-round rookie out of Florida, is a third contender for the starting job, but his interior versatility and similarity to Jenkins in terms of his stiffness and poor pad level could suggest the Jets envision him in more of a rotational role. The wildcard in this battle is John Franklin-Myers, who was claimed by the Jets off of waivers from the Rams at the start of 2019 but who also notched a pair of sacks in his rookie year and is really explosive for his size.
 
DT #2: Henry Anderson vs Nathan Shepherd
This battle won't get much media coverage, as both Anderson and Shepherd project to get plenty of tread on the New York defensive line, but nevertheless the two will compete in training camp for the upper hand in the snap count. Henry Anderson, the penetrating defensive lineman, saw his production fall off a bit in 2019, in part due to a nagging shoulder injury and utilization in different fronts and roles. Nathan Shepherd saw his role increase in the back half of the season after a suspension saw his role increase in the back half of the season after a suspension sidelined him from weeks two through eight, and with a good camp, he could establish himself as the primary nimble-footed complement to the heftier, run-stopping trio of Quinnen Williams, Steve McLendon, and Foley Fatukasi.
 
CB #2: Arthur Maulet vs Quincy Wilson vs Bryce Hall vs Blessuan Austin
The outside cornerback spot across from Pierre Desir is probably the most open starting battle on the team. Arthur Maulet, the undersized but physical cornerback out of Memphis, is probably the favorite to start after outplaying Johnson and Roberts last season to win the left cornerback job. Quincy Wilson, the former second-round pick, should be Maulet's primary competition after the Jets traded a draft pick to acquire him from the Colts. Bryce Hall, the rookie fifth-round corner from Virginia, is a darkhorse to start as well if he is healthy to start the season. Blessuan Austin, the former sixth-round pick, might factor into the competition, but he'll have Williams' doghouse after reacting poorly to his week-16 benching.
 
Kicker: Sam Ficken vs Brett Maher
Sam Ficken, who hit 70% of his kicks last season, will compete with Brett Maher, who hit 67% of his kicks last season, for the starting kicker job, but neither candidate should have to handle kickoffs with rookie punter Braden Mann in the fold.
 

Offensive and Defensive Schemes

Adam Gase, head coach and offensive playcaller for the Jets, runs a zone blocking, short passing offense mostly out of 11 personnel while also mixing in some 2-TE sets. In the run game, Gase is willing to run gap concepts based on his offensive line personnel, but he certainly favors his inside zone running playcalls. In the pass game, Gase likes to stack his receivers, throw checkdowns, split his backs out wide, and utilize the sidelines.
 
Gregg Williams, defensive coordinator for the Jets, runs a 3-4 hybrid, blitz-heavy defense with an emphasis on zone coverage. In the front seven, Williams has used both 3-4 and 4-3 base packages, though he mostly uses nickel fronts and one-gapping penetration schemes. In the secondary, Williams stresses MOFC shells, press-zone concepts, and disguised coverages and blitzes.
 
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2020.07.18 04:40 Not-So-Saint What's going on in AEW for newer watchers.

[As of July 18, 2020] There are four products:
AEW Dynamite – main canonical show on TV.
PPVs are as usual serve as a pinnacle for stories, you buy those wherever you usually do.
AEW Dark – it's free on YouTube and mainly consists of b-side matches and occasional minor storylines. For the most part it's not mandatory. But sometimes it could give some insight on what's going on with minor players on Dynamite. Top guys are either completely unrelated to Dark or just go there to get a sure win or two.
Being The Elite YouTube show or BTE. This one is the trickiest. It’s basically a tongue-in-cheek meta-humor behind the scenes series which has uneven relationships with Dynamite continuity. For the most part stuff on BTE is canon as far as Dynamite concerned but they also include some silly stuff which wasn’t acknowledged on TV – such as Kris Statlander – on BTE she’s befriending Orange Cassidy and Best Friends, while on TV they never were shown together. BTE also sometimes does outlandish stuff which probably never will be acknowledge on TV – such as Nick Jackson having Merch Freak persona who has some bullshit magic merch powers. You are not required to watch BTE to follow TV storylines but it has ties with the characters of The Elite so they like to tease some stuff on BTE first or give it a bit more context.
The Elite are cofounders of AEW and it basically bears their name. They were establishing their own storylines on BTE long before Tony Khan co-found AEW with them – hence the strange relationships between continuities. For the most part you can treat it as super hero comic book continuity – don’t worry about it. People will tell you if you miss something.
The Elite is sorta face and includes four Executive Vice Presidents (EVPs) who have booking powers although Tony Khan has last say. Those four are Cody, Young Bucks and Kenny Omega. Young Bucks are Matt and Nick Jackson and are arguably the best tag team wrestlers of the indie scene for the last ~15 years. Cody at this moment is a TNT Champion and nearly ceased any interactions with the rest of The Elite, but still is considered a part of it. He has an entourage of friends and family (including his wife Brandi Rhodes and his half-brother Dustin Rhodes – ex-Goldust. QT Marshall is there too, I guess, but he’s quarantined now) who are basically a faction of its own called Nightmare Family. Elite also includes Hangman Adam Page who’s not an EVP and has strained relationships with Bucks. He’s mostly okay with Kenny, with whom they are current Tag Champions, but it looks like they will fall apart soon. Kenny’s been strange in the head as of late and is crawling towards heel turn. Also there’s Matt Hardy who can switch between all his gimmicks at will and mostly does whatever. He is considered Elite but now he’s for the most part managing tag team Private Party (young club-going partying drinkers. Hangman owes them $12 which he wouldn’t pay).
Another major heel faction is Jericho’s Inner Circle. They are strong wrestlers in-cannon but also do goofy stuff all the time. Jericho is amazing at this. He calls himself Le Champion despite actually losing the title to Moxley some time ago. Also includes Jake Hager (ex Jack Swagger) who is IRL MMA guy and works amazingly well as a straight face for Circle’s buffoonery and less so as a badass wrestler. There are Pride & Powerful or just Santana & Ortiz – couple of puertorican New York dwelling goons who are Jericho’s enforcers. Santana’s more of a tough guy while Ortiz is a goddamn cartoon. His sells are a thing of beauty. Last character in IC is Sammy Guevara. He is a young high-flyer who has amazing style, zero caution, tons of swag, and YouTube channel where he posts behind the scene footage weekly. As of now he suspended from AEW for saying stupid stuff on air 4 years ago. There is a chance he’ll get back though – he generally looks like decent bloke IRL. His YT channel is considered one of the things to watch to follow AEW but it doesn’t establish storylines as far as I know, so it’s optional.
There is FTR – tag team (ex-Revival) who are frenemies with Young Bucks and currently building rivalry with them. They also antagonized Kenny and befriended Hangman so it looks like their belts are in danger.
Another top heel team are Lucha Bros who are long-time Bucks’ rivals and now allied with Butcher & Blade – couple of heel bruisers – to fuck up FTR and Bucks. Their other ally is PAC but he’s in GB atm due to travel ban. PAC is literally called The Bastard and he rocks.
Jon Moxley (ex Dean Ambrose) is a heavyweight champion who's undefeated and doesn't give a fuck. Just a lone wolf brawler.
Another lone wolf face is Darby Allin who is a slim skater with half of his face painted and zero fucks given. He's the one to watch. Dude is yolo incarnate.
One of the greatest heels in AEW is MJF – he is a smug young cheating asshole who’s good on mic and sorta undefeated. He’s got a huge bodyguard Wardlow who’s basically a silent badass.
His rival is Jungle Boy – it’s a young face with tarzan gimmick, his teammates are shorty Marko Stunt and Luchasaurus who is a huge taekwando dinosaur. Don’t ask.
Lance Archer aka Murderhawk Monster is a monster heel managed by Jake The Snake Roberts, his cathphrase is ‘Everybody dies’ and he beats a random person up each time he comes to a ring.
Another heelish big guy is Brian The Machine Cage. His muscles got muscles and he’s a Wolverine fan. I wasn’t able to find footage of him doing an actual Fastball special though. Still does moonsaults like nobody’s business and has Tazz as a manager. Also Tazz gave him his bullshit FTW title which stands for Fuck The World cause Tazz is edgy like that.
Another stable of varying success is Dark Order – a cult-like organization led by the Exalted One Brodie Lee (ex Luke Harper) – he is a Vince McMahon parodying man in a suit who has strange quirks and fucks up his subordinates which go in numerical order: 1. Evil Uno – pudgy guy in lucha mask who is a bit cartoony but has interesting mannerisms. His tag team partner is - 2. Stu Grayson – scaled down version of GoW4 Kratos who has a moniker of ‘Born and bred for combat’ and is basically that. Their team is pretty effective. 3&4. Alex Reynolds and John Silver – tag team of jobbers who were picked up by Uno and Stu some time ago. Right now do hilarious recruiting campaign on BTE and actually pretty competent in the ring although they pretty much never win. 5. Alan Angels – not-signed(?) enhancement talent. Occasionally does cool stuff in the ring. 10. Pres10 Vance – newly signed biggish young guy. Was knighted by mr. Brodie Lee but didn’t do much yet. Dark Order also seemingly picked up a female Anna Jay and right now is luring in Colt Cabana – a cheerful face who is famous for his comedy wrestling, podcast, and being one of the first indie wrestlers to make a living out of selling t-shirts. Ironically he was brought to AEW by SCU to bring down Dark Order but now Order is using him against SCU.
SCU (or SoCal Uncensored) are friends of Elite and consist of Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky. They are mostly duo and trio team wrestlers (Frankie and Sky were first tag champs before losing to Kenny and Hangman). Sky is the youngest and highest-flying of the three and is going solo atm.
There are face tag team Best Friends who hugs a lot and they have Orange Cassidy with them who got more over than most of the roster combined without even getting his hands out of his pockets.
Shawn Spears is a heel managed by Tully Blanchard and he calls himself Chairman cause he smacked Cody’s head with a chair that one time. Now he’s teasing a resurrection of Four Horsemen with FTR and Cody, cause Cody’s manager is Arn Anderson, you see.
There is also a women division which gets abysmal screentime =[
Current champion is Shida – stoic Japanese warrior with a decent english, a kendo stick, affinity for cosplay and ability to do great matches no matter who was put in the ring with her.
Previous champion was Nyla Rose, the Native Beast. She’s a big brutish heel who got the most heat due to being a trans-person smh. Very entertaining though, does some cool strong style stuff in the ring and is good on the mic. Despite that, went with Vicky Guerrero as her manager.
Dr. Britt Baker DMD is a dentist, didn’t you know? Was pushed too much despite being green which annoyed people, so they turned her heel and now her annoyance is a feature instead of a bug. Pretty entertaining as a heel. Right now got her leg broken so she’s just sitting in her wheelchair and bossing around her assistant Rebel. Kinda being managed by the commentator Tony Schiavonne.
Her enemy right now is Big Swole – athletic black girl with attitude who abducted Britt and put her in the trash. Literally. Now is kayfabe suspended for that.
Kris Statlander is an alien and she’s gonna boop your nose. Sorta in tag team with Shida, has a broken leg too right now. She’s very athletic and an IRL stuntwoman.
Penelope Ford is a hot blonde with amazing gymnastics skills who does mainly two things: splits and ass-kickings to her fiance’s opponents. Lucky guy’s called Kip Sabian and he’s on the roster too I guess.
Allie is a girl who was with Butcher and Blade as Bunny but then SUDDENLY fell in love with QT Marshall, became Allie again, infiltrated Nightmare Family and is now in Tag Team with Brandi Rhodes who is perplexed by all these shenanigans as well as the entire audience except for those who doesn’t give a shit about any of it I guess.
There are some more girls but they aren’t being build up at all at this moment =/
Oh, there's also Brandon Cutler - he's a pal of Young Bucks and cameraman for BTE. His wrestler gimick is loving D&D and never winning. He's a face.
Another zero win wrestler is Peter Avalon The Librarian. He's a heel.
Those two were shit talking each other for being losers until Bucks proposed them to become a team. They are still losing everything but they are getting closer to winning each match and I swear on Jim Ross' black hat - when my boys will eventually get that W, I'll pop harder than I would for any championship match, you better believe it!
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2020.07.05 20:18 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of letters D-F in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a rundown of letters D-F of Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cpis3n/a_brief_rundown_of_the_first_ten_pages_of_jeffrey/). There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here: https://www.coreysdigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Jeffrey-Epsteins-Little-Black-Book-unredacted.pdf
D-F
d’abo, Henri & Tatiana: John Henry Erland d’Abo is the grandson of the 9th Duke of Rutland (more info on what these titles all mean can be found here: https://www.debretts.com/expertise/essential-guide-to-the-peerage/what-is-the-peerage/). Tatjana is his wife. Henry is the chairman of Wilton Payments Ltd, a private company that helps with financial intermediation. He and Christopher O’Neill are the primary shareholders of the company. O’Neill is Tatjana’s half-brother, a British-American financier, and husband to Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, a daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
d’abo, Mrs. Jennifer: British entrepreneur who passed away in 2003. d’Abo was once married to Peter Cadbury from the family of the famous chocolate company. Peter did not work for the company, but he and Jennifer d’Abo had a son together. Their son, Joel Cadbury, became owner of the Groucho Club, a watering hole often frequented by famous people. Three years after Cadbury sold the club, their website became the center of a child pornography scandal (link to story: https://www.sott.net/article/242698-Groucho-Clubs-website-forum-hit-by-child-pornography-scandal)
D’Alessie, Carman: This name turned up no results, however, we can safely assume that this is actually Carmen D’Alessio, the international nightlife guru who helped spawn Studio 54 and other famous clubs. She is a party legend with countless celebrity ties.
d’Arenberg, Prince Pierre: Family lineage can be traced back 1000 years. European royalty. Extremely wealthy not because of his ties to nobility, but because his mother, Margaret Bedford, was an heiress to Standard Oil (Exxon).
d’Uzes, Jacques De crussol: The 17th Duke of Uzes. Not much else found on him. Margaret Bedford married into his family shortly after her divorce with Prince Charles Auguste Armand d’Arenberg, father of Prince Pierre d’Arenberg.
Dabbagh, Amr A.: A wealthy businessman/investor from Saudi Arabia. Dabbagh recently faced corruption charges but settled with the Saudi Arabian government. Has ties all around the world, as he is a member of and/or serves/served on the boards of the World Economic Forum, London Business School, Cleveland Clinic, Jeddah Economic Forum, Harvard Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East, etc.
Dahl, Sophie: ‘90s-’00s model-turned-author and maternal granddaughter of famous author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, etc.) Dahl has been seen in photos with Ghislaine Maxwell.
Darrin, Drake: Not much information found. Darrin runs an investment group out of Greenwich, Connecticut. Lived about a mile away from Epstein in NYC.
Dartmouth, William: The 10th Earl of Dartmouth. Member of the European Parliament from 2009-2019. Became a stepbrother of Princess Diana when his mother embarked on a 2nd marriage with Diana’s father, John Spencer.
Davies, Jeff: Most likely refers to the current CFO for Legal & General Group. Davies was once a senior partner at Ernst & Young.
Davies, David & Linda: Sir David Davies is a wealthy banker and businessman with deep connections. A family friend introduced him to David Rockefeller back in the ‘60s, which helped him get his start. Linda, daughter of a Chinese-Malaysian tycoon, is his second wife. They were married for over 20 years but are now divorced.
Davis, Michael: A current partner at N3 Media, Davis has had many jobs. He started out working at CAA, one of the top agencies in the world. Check out this list of celebrities and athletes that they represent (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Creative_Artists_Agency_clients). Davis then went on to produce movies and TV shows before transitioning to digital media.
Day, Nick and Heather: Not much to be found on these two. There are several articles that speak of their ranch in Kenya. Apparently, it is a fairly popular spot where people stay to get some rest and solitude.
de Andrade, Marcelo: An international banker (not the serial killer) who lives within one mile of Epstein’s mansion in NYC. de Andrade was married to Lisa Bjornson, a successful banker and higher-up at J.P. Morgan Securities back in the ‘90s.
de Baecque, Patrick: de Baecque has his hands in online news media (lefigaro.fr) in France. de Baecque was named Director of Sales and Operations at Dolead in 2017. Dolead is a company that is involved with online marketing.
de Cabrol, Milly: A high-end interior designer based out of NYC.
De Cadenet, Alen: Alain de Cadenet is one of Epstein’s many Formula One contacts. Someone here probably knows more about de Cadenet, but he used to be a racecar driver and now works for ESPN and the Speed Channel as a host.
de Clermont-Tonnerre, Hermine: A French princess who used to have a penchant for partying. The only daughter of Charles Henri, 11th Duke of Clermont-Tonnerre, Hermine was one of 500 guests invited to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s 100th birthday back in 2000. Hermine got in a motorcycle crash a month ago that put her in a coma.
De Georgiou, Anouska: A former British Playboy model who claims that Epstein groomed and raped her as a teenager when she met him in the 1990s. Her experience with Epstein is detailed in this article (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9974171/anouska-de-georgiou-jeffrey-epstein-rape-claims-nbc-playboy/). She speaks about how Epstein was able to lure her into the life as a young girl.
De Soto, Fernando: Very difficult to pinpoint. Best guess is that this is the Head of Real Estate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Madrid, Spain. I could be wrong, but this is the one that made the most sense.
Dedieu, Jean & Paulette: Nothing found.
Del Bono, Luca: Co-founder of Quintessentially Group, a hospitality group that specializes in leisure, travel, and tourism.
Dell, Adam: Brother of Michael Dell (Founder of Dell Technologies and 27th ranked richest person in the world in Forbes’s BS rankings that discount the elite families). Adam is a venture capitalist who has a baby with Padma Lakshmi.
Deluca Dina & Fouard Chartuuni: Fouad Chartouni is the president of Kensico Properties, a real-estate holding company in New York. Chartouni and his brother own the Lowell Hotel in New York. The Lowell is a high-end 5 star hotel that caters largely to film executives, fashion design CEOs, publishing CEOs, and financial CEOs. Madonna lived there for nearly a year after breaking up with Sean Penn. Dina Deluca is Chartouni’s wife. She used to work as an assistant in film and television, but now focuses on her DDC28 brand of bath and beauty products.
Derby Earl / Cntess Cass & Ted: Edward Stanley (known informally as Teddy) is the 19th Earl of Derby. Caroline Stanley is Ted’s wife. She was a socialite during the ‘90s and is the daughter of Robin Neville, the 10th Baron Braybrooke.
Derby, Ros & Jonathan: No info found.
Di Vita, Charlotte: Best known for her handcrafted teapots, di Vita started off as a volunteer who helped raise funds to help poor people, most notably in Kenya, Thailand, and Brazil. She helped locals grow food and even helped build 3 schools (37 teachers, 1100 students) through a charity, Trade plus Aid, in Bawku, Ghana, in 1995.
Dickenson, Debbie: Supermodel and actress. Sister of the more famous Janice Dickinson.
Dickinson, Janice: One of the most successful models of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Dickinson has been occasionally labeled as the first ever supermodel. Opened her own modeling agency in 2005. Ironically, she accused Bill Cosby of raping her back in 1982 and wrote about it in her memoir. When called to the stand during Cosby’s trial, Cosby’s lawyer pointed out the differences between Dickinson’s testimony and her account of the incident in her memoir. Dickinson said that her accusations of Cosby raping her while under oath were the absolute truth, while she took “poetic license” with some of the details in her memoir.
Dietrich Marc Antoine and Cath: Baron Marc-Antoine de Dietrich is a businessman. He resigned as director of Vossloh Cogifer in 2011.
Dietrich, Paul & Laura: Paul is Chief Investment Officer of Fairfax Global Markets LLC. They manage investments for private investors, retirement funds, and private institutions.
Dimbelby, Johnathan: Jonathan Dimbleby is a famous British reporter, political radio and television show host, and author.
Diniz, Pedro: Former Formula One driver and businessman. Now runs a large scale organic farm in Brazil.
Dixon, Alexandra: No info found.
Djerassi, Dale: Film producer and private investor who was married to Ghislaine Maxwell’s sister, Isabel, from 1984-1989.
Dolbey, Alex & Suzie: Suzie Dolbey (nee Murray-Philipson) is the daughter of the recently deceased Robin Murray-Philipson, who was the descendant of the Viscounts Elibank. Alex Dolbey has been the director of several management and investment companies.
Donne, Alegra: Couldn’t find much except a bunch of pictures of her hobnobbing at fancy parties. Actual name is Maria Allegra Donn.
Dori: Dori Cooperman is a socialite blogger who is friends with Alex von Furstenberg, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, among others. Daughter of Edwin Cooperman, former Chairman of Travelers Bank Group. Used to work for the famous publicist, Lizzie Grubman, who has represented Jay-Z, Britney Spears, and the Backstreet Boys. Cooperman is known for getting into trouble due to issues with drugs and alcohol.
Dorrit: Dorrit Moussaieff is an Israeli jewellery designer, editor, and businesswoman who married into royalty. Dorrit was the First Lady of Iceland from 2003-2016 after marrying President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson in 2000. Although Moussaieff claims that Epstein only had her phone number because they “lived on the same street in London sometime between 1978 and 1983,” the Daily Mail published a picture of her and her husband, President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, with Ghislaine Maxwell.
Doss, David & Christy Prunier: David Doss has worked as producer and/or executive producer on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Oprah in Africa, Primetime (with Diane Sawyer), Anderson Cooper 360, and Live PD. Doss now serves as senior VP of news programming for Al Jazeera America. Christy Prunier is a former Hollywood exec and founder of the Willa brand of beauty products.
Douglas, Diandra: Actor Michael Douglas’s first wife.
Dr. Eli Wiesel: Most likely Elie Wiesel, the famous Holocaust survivor and Jewish author of Night**. Wiesel was accused of sexual assault in 2017 (source:** https://www.newsweek.com/elie-wiesel-me-too-account-690891)
Drax, Jeremy: Founder of Parham Holdings, a London property operation.
Dreesmann, Bernard: Executive Chairman of Morleys department stores in London.
Driver, Minnie: Famous movie and television actress.
Dubb, Anthony V.: Dub is an investment banker and founder of Indigo Capital, LLC.
Dubbens, Peter: Peter Dubens is a British Internet entrepreneur and investor. Founder of Oakley Capital.
Dubin, Glen: Glenn Dubin is a billionaire hedge fund manager. There is a great article detailing Dubin and his wife’s relationship with Epstein here: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/09/glenn-dubin-epstein-questions). Summary of the article: Dubin was the first one accused by Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre. Rinaldo Rizzo, Dubin’s chef, testified that sexual activities occurred between Dubin and a 15-year-old girl, which led to him and his wife quitting as personal chefs of the Dubins. Dubin’s wife, Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, dated Epstein for a long time before she married Dubin. The couple was so close with Epstein that even after Epstein was convicted in 2008 and officially a registered sex offender, they invited him to Thanksgiving dinner and wrote a letter to his probation officer that they trusted him around their children, who were all minors at the time. Multiple sources say Epstein was actually their children’s Godfather, but a spokesman for the couple denies it. Glen Dubin and Epstein helped each other with their business ties, as well. Dubin also had other ties with Epstein (personal friends with Les Wexner and others). Dubin and his wife are definitely major players in the Epstein saga.
Dubin, Louis & Tiffany: Louis Dubin is a real estate developer specializing in upper-middle class condominiums. Has sold luxury condominiums to the likes of Charles Bronfman, who has ties to the Clintons, Wexner, and whose family were in the NXIUM cult. Tiffany Dubin is the stepdaughter of the now deceased billionaire, A. Alfred Taubman, the owner of Sotheby’s, a famous auction house in NYC that often hosts parties for the rich and famous.
Dubin, Peter: Epstein is/was a moron. This is the same Peter Dubens listed just above.
Duchess of York: Former wife of Prince Andrew. Mother of Princess Beatrice and Eugenie. God knows the stories she could tell. Rumor has it her toes still look like prunes to this day.
Ducrey-Giordano, Francisco: Likely the owner of General Vegetables out of Italy. No further info found.
Duesing, Paul: An interior architectural designer who has worked on luxury and personal resorts all around the world. Duesing claims Epstein tried to hire him to work on Epstein’s home on Epstein’s private island back in 2002, but Duesing declined because he didn’t like Epstein. Says he doesn’t even know how Epstein got his number in the first place. Perhaps it was Duesing’s ties with the royal family. He tells stories of getting the Queen Mother drunk, being close with Lord and Lady Lloyd, working on the home of Mohamed Al-Fayed, father of Dodi, Princess Diana’s boyfriend who died in the car crash with her.
Duke of York: Prince Andrew, the toe-sucking pedophile (allegedly), himself. Photographed with victims, Epstein, and Maxwell many times over. His reputation has been completely crushed.
Dunbar Johnson Miranda & Steph: Stephen Dunbar-Johnson is the president, International of the New York Times Company. He oversees the strategic development of the Times Company’s international businesses. He also spent 12 years working at The Financial Times. Miranda Dunbar-Johnson is Stephen’s wife. She serves on The Paris Committee, which “plays a crucial role in increasing Human Rights Watch’s visibility in France.” David de Rothschild is on the honorary committee.
Dunne, Griffin: An actor, producer, and director best known for his role as Jack in An American Werewolf in London (1981).
Dunne, Philip & Dominice: Philip Dunne is a Conservative Party politician who has been a Member of Parliament since 2005. Domenica is his wife.
Duong, Anh: An artist, actress, and model best known for her self-portraits and her portraits of art collectors and influencers. As a model, Duong has worked for Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Karl Lagerfield, Moschino, Yohji Yamamoto, and others.
Durso Luigi: Luigi d’Urso was a noble and Italian railroad executive who died in 2006. His grandfather was the 9th Duke di Cassano. His mother was the great-granddaughter of George Clymer, one of the founding fathers of the U.S. and signee of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. d’Urso was also married to French designer and model Ines de la Fressange.
Duthie, John & Charlotte: John is primarily a television director based out of London. Duthie also won some poker tournaments against some of the world’s best players in the early 2000s. His wife, Charlotte played a big role in Sir James Goldsmith’s political career as a member of the Referendum Party back in 1997. Goldsmith received 3.5% of the vote in Putney, a constituency located in London.
Dzhabrailou, Umar: Umar Dzhabrailov is a Russian politician and advisor to Sergei Prikhodko, the current First Deputy Head of the Russian Government Office and Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in Dmitry Medvedev’s Cabinet. Dzhabrailov was rumored to be romantically linked to Naomi Campbell, supermodel and one of the main suspects in Epstein’s underage sex scandal, in the early 2000s. Dzhabrailov, a supremely wealthy businessman, ran for president in 2000, garnering 0.1% of the vote as an Independent. Dzhabrailov was a partner in Russia’s Radisson Hotel along with American entrepreneur Paul Tatum. After their falling out in 1996, Tatum was shot and killed. Some think Dzhabrailov was responsible while others think he was set up.
Ecclestone, Bernie: A billionaire British business magnate and former chief executive of Formula One Group. Ecclestone has faced some minimal controversies for tax evasion, bribery, and saying that Hitler was a man who was “able to get things done.” Disgustingly enough, Ecclestone, at the age of 89, became a father to his first son, Ace, on July 1, 2020.
Eckon, Paul: Paul Ekon is an international investor and venture capitalist who allegedly fled South Africa in the mid-90s because he was being investigated for links to a gold-smuggling syndicate. Has strong ties to South Africa, including being a personal friend of former president, Thabo Mbeki.
Edsel, Lucinda: No info found.
Edwards, Andrew & Tracy: Unsure. There was an Andrew Edwards and Tracy Edwards on linkedin who have a background in finance, but it is not conclusive whether or not they are the ones listed here or if they are even married. There is also a Tracy Edwards who is a former British sailor who used to work as a Project Manager for Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and now teaches children of Internet safety and online reputation. This would be a far more interesting connection, but I cannot find anyone by the name of Andrew with a relevant relationship to her.
Ellan, Johnathan: No info found. Given his email, likely an employee of Starwood Capital Group, a private investment firm that is widely known for their luxury hotels. Starwood also specializes in real estate and energy.
Elias, Brian: A Miami Beach attorney.
Eliasch, Johan & Amanda: Johan is a Swedish billionaire businessman whose company, Gethal, was fined for alleged deforestation of the Amazon in 2008. The charges were dropped. Amanda is his ex-wife.
Elingworth, Charlie & Amanda: Charles Ellingworth is an author, businessman, and director of several real estate companies, most notably Cadogan Group, which owns most of the property in Chelsea, an affluent area in Central London.
Elizabeth: Not enough info.
Ellenbogen, Eric: An entertainment exec of Classic Media (a subsidiary of Dreamworks) and former CEO of Marvel Enterprises.
Ellingworth, Mr. & Mrs.: Charlie and Amanda listed just above.
Elliot, Ben: Current Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party in the UK and nephew of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (Prince Charles’s current wife). Elliot is also co-founder of Quintessentially Group, a hospitality group that specializes in leisure, travel, and tourism. Epstein has several ties to this group. Elliot’s spokesman has said that Elliot never met Epstein. However, Elliot has been a dinner guest of Ghislaine Maxwell in New York.
Elliott, Gail & Joe Coffey: Gail Elliott is an English fashion designer and former model. Joe Coffey is her husband and co-owner of their fashion brand, Little Joe Woman.
Ellison, Mandy & Ralph: Ralph Ellison is a pharmaceutical executive and investor. He was CEO of DOR BioPharma Inc., now known as Soligenix Inc. a company focused on treating rare diseases. Soligenix came under scrutiny two years ago when they were accused of ripping off stockholders.
Elwes, Anabel: Not much information to be found on Annabel Elwes, although it is clear that she runs in elite circles. Back in 1997, Elwes organized the Hong Kong handover party in order to aid the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. Guests included Anthony de Rothschild (eldest son of Evelyn de Rothschild); James Hewitt (former cavalry officer who revealed that he had an affair with Princess Diana while she was with Prince Charles. Possibly the biological father of Prince Harry, if rumors are to be believed); actress Isla Fisher of Wedding Crashers fame; socialite Tamara Beckwith; and Bassam Debs (listed in the Panama Papers).
Epstein, Ed: An investigative journalist and friend of Epstein. Denies any knowledge of Epstein’s penchant for underage girls.
Erba Noona: Noona Smith-Petersen is a public relations executive who has worked for Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Calvin Klein, and Tod’s. She now owns her own PR firm. Noona is married to Enrico Erba, who is a client manager for Giorgio Armani.
Espirito, Santo, Manuel and Ros: Manuel Espirito Santo is likely an heiemployee of the Portuguese banking cartel, Espirito Santo, which received a major bailout in 2014.
Estlin, Jean-Marc: Jean-Marc Etlin is a banker and current partner in CVC Capital Partners, one of the world’s largest private equity and investment advisory firms.
Estrada, Juffali, Christina: Christina Estrada is a former Pirelli Calendar model and ex-wife (2001-2014) of Saudi billionaire heir and businessman, Walid Juffali. She received a £75 million settlement after their divorce.
Evans, Chris: Not the Captain America Chris Evans, but the UK television host and radio DJ. Evans has been rumored to often “flash” people at work (source: https://www.insider.com/police-build-case-on-chris-evans-sexual-assault-claim-2016-7). The BBC has also refused to investigate claims from an ex-Top Gear presenter that Evans “grabbed her breasts and touched himself.” When Evans was 35, he married 18-year-old pop star Billie Piper. They eventually separated and divorced years later.
Eveheart, Angie: Angie Everheart was one of the most well-known models of the 1990s. She has accused Harvey Weinstein of masturbating in front of her.
Faber, David: Due to the London area phone number listed, this is likely the former Conservative member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. His maternal grandfather, Harold Macmillan, was Prime Minister of the UK from 1957-1963. As of 2010, Faber was to become head of Summer Fields, his former prep school. Summer Fields, an exclusive all-boys prep school, has come under scrutiny in the past. Tom Parker Bowles, son of Camilla Duchess of Cornwall (Prince Charles’s wife), has claimed that Summer Fields was “a hotbed of the sorts of things that are coming out now,” according to this article (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2812235/Tom-Parker-Bowles-former-headmaster-dismisses-food-writer-s-claims-old-primary-school-hotbed-impropriety-complete-rubbish.html) from the Daily Mail published in 2014. Parker Bowles went on to claim that one master would join naked boys in the shower.
Faber, Sally & Brook Johnson: Charles “Brook” Johnson is a millionaire UK businessman and polo player. His wife, Sally Faber was a weather girl in the 1980s and former wife of former David Faber (listed above). They live next door to Prince Charles in Highgrove.
Faibairn, Charlotte: Charlotte Fairbairn is an author who has worked in the arts, politics, and journalism. Most importantly, she is the eldest daughter of Sir Nicholas Fairbairn (1933-1995), a Scottish politician and former legal adviser to Margaret Thatcher, who was posthumously accused of child molestation and sexual assault against an adult female. Sir Nicholas’s name was allegedly on a list of VIPs who attended parties at an underage boys brothel in the 1980s with Cyril Smith, another British government official and alleged serial sex offender. More info can be found on both here: https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/sir-nicholas-fairbairn-child-abuse-scandal-link-1531718 and here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_Smith
Fairfax, The Hon Rupert: Hon. Rupert Alexander James Fairfax is the son of Thomas Brian McElvie Fairfax, 13th Lord of Fairfax of Cameron. Rupert is currently Managing Director of Fairfax Saddles, which was awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2018. This is the highest business award in the UK.
Fairweather, Natasha: A well-known literary agent who was the literary editor of The Moscow Times and writereviewer for the London Times and The Economist.
Fairweather, Ms. Catherine: Former travel editor at Harper’s Bazaar and Porter. Married to photojournalist Don McCullin. McCullin co-wrote The Palestinians with Jonathan Dimbleby, another Epstein associate listed above.
Fairweather, Ambassador & Lady: Sir Patrick Fairweather is a retired British diplomat. He worked as Ambassador to Angola (1985-1987), Italy (1992-1996), and Albania (1992-1996). Lady Maria Fairweather was a linguist and professional interpreter who once helped out Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin when the official interpreter disappeared at a crucial moment just before the commencement of the G7 Summit.
Fakhre, Armado & Jasmine: Amado Fakhre is the British-Argentinian Founder and former CEO of Coral Capital, a Havana-based investment group best known for its joint venture partner in Havana’s upscale Saratoga Hotel. Fakhre was arrested for corruption and Coral Capital was forced to shut its doors in Havana. Fakhre was interrogated for 20 months in a Cuban safe house and eventually got sentenced to 5-7 years for bribery, but did not have to serve any time. No explanation has been given. Jasmine is his wife.
Fakhre, Danny & Christine: Danny Fakhre is the Chairman of Kochii Oil out of Australia. Christiane is his wife.
Fall, Meredith: No info found.
Fallah, Mrs: Likely Gina Fallah, mother of Christina Fallah. Gina’s father was Reza Fallah, an Iranian businessman and political advisor.
Fallah, Ms. Christina & Jon Robe: Christina Fallah is an interior designer and owner of Christina Fallah designs.
Falletans, Olivier de: Managing partner at Bryan, Olivier, & Co., a mid-market investment bank in Technology. Olivier comes from a family of nobility dating back to at least the 13th century.
Fanjul, Pepe: Jose “Pepe” Fanjul is a billionaire businessman involved in sugar and real estate. Vice Chairman and President of Flo-Sun. “Pepe” is a Republican. He was one of the largest contributors to George W. Bush’s campaign, is an ardent supporter of Marco Rubio, and co-hosted a large fundraiser for Donald Trump. His older brother, Alfonso Fanjul Jr., is a Democrat and was a co-chair of Bill Clinton’s Florida campaign, further proving that POLITICAL PARTISANSHIP IS A CROCK OF SHIT.
Faulkner, Terence & Cornelia: Terence Faulkner is Chairman of Leathams PLC, a London-based food distributor. Cornelia is Terence’s wife. She is Director of Leathams and a specialist decorator.
Feeley, Fiona: An interior designer at Atelier Designs.
Fekkai, Frederic: A French celebrity hairstylist.
Feldman, Andrew: Orthopaedic surgeon in New York City.
Felix, Helena: Not much to be found on Helena. She was possibly the director of an investment firm called Edenhaven Limited. Her husband, Peter, was an oral surgeon. He passed away in 2011.
Fell, David & Anne: Nothing much found here. After a lot of digging, it turns out that David Fell lives in an apartment at 1177 Avenue of the Americas, a real estate holding of Larry Silverstein, owner of the World Trade Center who (allegedly) took out insurance on the WTC just before 9/11.
Ferragamo, Leonardo & Beatrice: Leonardo is the son of Salvatore Ferragamo, the creator of Salvatore Ferragamo, S.p.A., an Italian luxury goods company specializing in shoes, leather goods, and watches.
Ferranti, Hugo: Hugo de Ferranti is an art dealer. He is also a Director for Action on Addiction, a UK-based charity for people with drug and alcohol addiction issues. Kate Middleton has served as patron of Action on Addiction since 2012.
Ferry, Brian: Bryan Ferry is a singesongwriter and the owner of Studio One recording studio in London. In the 1970s, he was the frontman for the British rock band, Roxy Music.
Fiennes, Martin: The heir apparent to the Baron Saye and Sele, a title of peerage in England. Lives in Broughton Castle. Cousin of actor Ralph Fiennes.
Fiennes, Martin: Same person.
Fiennes, Ralph: Famous actor. Cousin of Martin Fiennes. The fact that Epstein knows so many people in this family is troubling.
Fiennes, Suzzana: A British artist who works exclusively with Prince Charles. Susannah is the twin sister of Martin Fiennes and cousin of actor Ralph.
Fifer, Chuck: Not positive, but could be actor Chuck Pfeiffer, who is a close friend of Oliver Stone and was in Wall Street with Michael Douglas. However, it could be someone else. Pfeiffer didn’t have much of an acting career.
Figg, Christopher & Charlotte: Christopher Figg is a movie producer and CEO of Piccadilly Pictures. Figg is best known for producing the first 3 Hellraiser movies, Trainspotting, Dog Soldiers, Heidi, Coriolanus (directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes), We Need to Talk About Kevin, and many others. Charlotte is his wife.
Finch Charles: A failed director who became a talent agent for William Morris. Oversees a private equity finance unit called Finch Asia and is Chairman of Dean & Deluca (66 stores nationwide). Most notably, Charles Finch is known to host extravagant, A-list laden parties at Cannes, home of the world-famous film festival, pre-Oscar parties, and pre-BAFTA parties. There is an in-depth article from the Hollywood Reporter about Finch and his Cannes parties here (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/meet-charles-finch-ultimate-cannes-party-host-you-need-know-1001847). Regulaoccasional guests of his Cannes parties included: Harvey Weinstein, Rush Hour director Brett Ratner (accused of sexual abuse by 6 women, including actress Olivia Munn and actress/model Natasha Henstridge), Mick Jagger, and Netflix bigwig Ted Sarandos. Finch’s pre-Oscar and pre-BAFTA parties have attracted the likes of Jeff Bezos, Robert De Niro, Sofia Coppola, Pedro Almodovar, Margot Robbie, Rashida Jones (daughter of Quincy Jones, music mogul who has been accused of nefarious sexual endeavors), Tracee Ellis Ross, and others Finch is the son of famous actor Peter Finch (A-list actor from the 1960s-1970s, best known for his role in the movie Network, for which he won an Oscar for Best Actor) and Yolande Turner (actress). A deeper look into Finch’s parties and connections would definitely prove interesting.
Finklestein, Howard: Finkelstein is a public defender in Broward County, Florida. In Florida (and some other states), public defenders are elected, not appointed.
Firyal Princess: Jerusalem-born Jordanian princess who was once married to Prince Muhammad bin Talal. Firyal was named an UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1992. Princess Firyal launched the International Hope Foundation in 1994 for the benefit of homeless and street children. Firyal holds positions with several museums (The Louvre, The Tate, MOMA, and Guggenheim), as well as positions with Columbia University, New York Public Library, United Nation Association, and International Rescue Committee.
Fisher, Dan: Given the address listed (Trump Tower), it is possible that this is a former lobbyist (https://www.citizen.org/news/36-former-lobbyists-working-trump-clear-conflicts-interest/) and current Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Visitors Office, however I am unable to confirm this information with 100% certainty.
Flick Mook: Likely Friedrich Christian Flick, known as Mick Flick. The Flick family was a billionaire coal and steel conglomerate that was accused of war crimes during the Holocaust. Flick’s grandfather financially supported the Nazi Party and used 48,000 forced laborers from the concentration camps, many of whom died due to the conditions. Grandfather Flick was found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg and served 3 years of his 7-year sentence. Mick (Mook) sold most of his holdings in the ‘80s and retired a billionaire.
Foman, Bobby & Jeanette: Robert Q. Fomon currently works as a Managing Director for Morgan Stanley. He specializes in wealth management. He used to be an Assistant Director at Bear Stearns (owned by Chase), one of the investment banks that went under as a result of the 2008 financial crisis. His father is. Robert M. Fomon, Jeanette is his wife. D-F continued below....
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2020.06.30 01:51 W_T_D_ NITRO Week 12: Dusty Classic Round 1 (Part 2/2)

Wednesday, Week 12
Live from Miami, Florida
•To kick off the show, WCW Champion Keith Lee is here. He understands that Adam Cole has been scratching and clawing for a shot at the champ - but Lee isn't waiting for Cole to come to him. Keith Lee is laying down the challenge himself. Lee vs Cole for the WCW Championship at The Great American Bash...with one condition: if Undisputed Era even comes to ringside, Cole forfeits the match.
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Round 1: Street Profits def. Authors of Pain via roll-up pinfall - much to the shock and dismay of AOP.
Next week: former friends Brian Kendrick and Daniel Bryan go one-on-one!
•Tony Nese def. El Mago Jr. via pinfall following a 450-Splash.
•Finn Balor def. Harper via pinfall following a Coup de Gras
•Backstage: A brawl erupted between Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley. Charlotte attacked Rhea, however it was the latter who stood tall at the end.
After accepting the challenge, it is now official that Adam Cole will challenge Keith Lee for the WCW Championship at The Great American Bash!
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Round 1: Matt Riddle & Drew Gulak def. Undisputed Era (Fish & O'Reilly) via pinfall following a Bro Derek. Riddle's mystery partner is finally revealed to be Drew Gulak - the very man Undisputed Era stole the Cruiserweight Championship from.
Next week: the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic comes to a close as Street Profits battle The Forgotten Sons and Sami Zayn & Chad Gable face Matt Riddle & Drew Gulak. The winners of each match will meet in the main event to determine the winners and #1 Contenders for the WCW Tag Team Championships!
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2020.06.29 20:02 AquaGorrila_Man (Stampede Exclusive) Pride PPV: Night 3

PRIDE NIGHT 3 PRE-SHOW
CM Punk kicks off the show saying "Hello everybody and welcome to the final night of Pride here live in Seoul, South Korea, I am here with my broadcast partners, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, and "The Game" Triple H and tonight we have one excellent pre-show match for you and it is the finals of the Ladies LGBTQ Awareness Tournament. Rhea Ripley has had such an underdog story during the last few weeks, everyone would love to see her pick-up a win over Charlotte Flair tonight and secure her spot as the third and final woman in that inaugural SNS Women's Championship Match."
Rhea Ripley(2-1) vs Charlotte Flair(2-0) w/Ric Flair in the Finals of the Ladies LGBTQ Awareness Tournament
Key Moments =
- Charlotte hits a huge Big Boot but Rhea kicks out at 2.
- Rhea hits the Riptide but Flair kicks out at 2.
- Flair hits the Charlotte's Web but Ripley kicks out at 2.
- Ripley hits the Solefood but Flair kicks out at 2.
- Ripley hits the Full Nelson Slam onto a steel step but Flair kicks out at 2.
- Flair hits the Queen's Boot but Rhea kicks out at 2.
The Finish:
Rhea locks in the Prism Trap but then Ric gets in her face causing her to drop Charlotte. Rhea yells at Flair allowing Charlotte to roll up Rhea from behind and puts her feet on the ropes for the 1,2,3.
Charlotte Flair defeats Rhea Ripley(23:21)
Updated Records: Charlotte Flair(3-0) Rhea Ripley(2-2)
"NO! NO! NO! NO!"
The Rock comes running down and he says "Charlotte, I'm sorry but you just won this match in the cheapest way possible, I mean not only did your father distract Rhea but you also put your feet on the ropes. Come on Charlotte, I mean here in SNS we let you use any weapon you want and there are no count-outs so there are not many rules but yet you still managed to cheat to win. So, I must admit Rhea's story over the past few weeks has touched me but also this tournament has been too damn good for it to end via cheating and the fact that a chance to be the inaugural SNS Women's Champion is on the line is even more reason for me to do what I'm about to do. So Ric, Charlotte I know that this is not what you wanted to hear and I'm sorry that I'm doing this to you but maybe now you know not to cheat to win so Mr. Referee ring the bell because we are restarting this match right now!"
Charlotte Flair(2-0) vs Rhea Ripley(2-1) in the Finals of the Ladies LGBTQ Awareness Tournament(match restarted)
Key Moments =
- The crowd is now even more behind Rhea as they pop for each sequence in her favor.
- Flair hits the Queen's Boot but Rhea kicks out at 2.
- Ripley hits the Bennett Bomb through a table but Flair kicks out at 2.
- Flair hits the Spear but Rhea kicks out at 2.
- Rhea hits the Solefood but Flair kicks out at 2.
- Flair hits the Tilt-A-Whirl Gutbuster but Rhea kicks out at 2.
- Charlotte locks in the Figure 4 but Rhea gets to the ropes before Charlotte can bridge up into the Figure 8
- Rhea hits the Missile Dropkick into a leaning ladder but Flair kicks out at 2.
- Flair hits the Natural Selection onto a chair but Rhea kicks out at 2.
- Charlotte hits the Corkscrew Moonsault through a ladder bridge but Rhea kicks out at 2.
- Rhea hits the Brutality Slam off the top of the entrance tunnel and through an announce table.
- Flair hits the Queen's Boot but Rhea kicks out at 2.
- Flair intercepts Rhea out of mid-air with a Spear but Rhea kicks out at 2.
The Finish:
Charlotte Flair is doing the WOO! Chops and then after she goes for a Spear which Rhea counters into an Inside Cradle which Flair kicks out of in 2 and then Flair immediately preforms the Charlotte's Web pinning combo but Rhea kicks out of 2 and Flair goes right into the Figure 4 Headscissors. Rhea fights to the ropes but just before the ref breaks the hold Ric pokes her in the eye. Rhea rolls over as Flair takes immediate control going into the Queen's Boot and then a Spear but when she goes for the Figure 8, Rhea pushes her way up into the Prism Trap. Charlotte is struggling in the Prism Trap so Ric tries to get involved but then the Rock grabs Ric and hits the Rock Bottom on him! Back in the ring, Charlotte Flair starts to fight out, and then Rhea quickly changes the lift from the Prism Trap into the Pumphandle allowing her to hit the Riptide for the 1,2,3.
Rhea Ripley defeats Charlotte Flair(35:39)
Updated Records: Rhea Ripley(3-1) Charlotte Flair(2-1)

PRIDE NIGHT 3
Kari Sane(1-2) vs Sasha Banks(0-1) vs Becky Lynch(0-1) vs Britt Baker(0-2) vs Hikaru Shida(1-1) vs Asuka(0-1) in the Women's Rainbow Briefcase Match
Key Moments =
- Sane hits the InSane Elbow through a table and off the top of the ladder on Becky Lynch.
- Banks hits the Backstabber off the top of the ladder on Baker.
- Becky hits the Manhandle through a table and off the top of the ladder on Asuka.
- Shida hits a Flying Knee Strike taking out all of the other women.
The Finish:
Becky climbs the ladder and it looks like he is about to grab the briefcase but then Sane hits a huge Elbow Strike sending Becky falling from the top of the ladder. Sasha hits a Bankrupt on Banker and then hits the Backstabber on Asuka and then both Sane & Sasha are at the top of the ladder battling for the briefcase exchanging blows until Sane misses a Roundhouse Kick putting her off balance allowing Banks to hit a Rising Knee sending Sane falling down to the ground allowing Banks to grab the briefcase for the win.
Sasha Banks defeats Becky Lynch, Kari Sane, Asuka, Britt Baker, Hikaru Shida to win the Women's Rainbow Briefcase(30:09)
Updated Records: Sasha Banks(1-1) Becky Lynch(0-2) Britt Baker(0-3) Hikaru Shida(1-2) Asuka(0-2) Kari Sane(1-3)

The fans are eagerly anticipating who the mystery man is in the ladder match and then the lights go out as the crowd hears "SHOCK THE SYSTEM!"
The fans go wild as Adam Cole and The Undisputed Era make their SNS debut.
Adam Cole(0-0) vs Cody Rhodes(2-2) vs Jeff Hardy(0-1) vs Cedric Alexander(2-1) vs Kofi Kingston(3-1) vs Brian Cage(1-1) vs Ace Austin(2-1) vs Daniel Bryan(3-3) in the Rainbow Briefcase Match
Key Moments =
- Cage hits the Drill Claw off the top of the ladder on Bryan.
- Cole hits the Panama Sunrise off the top of the ladder on Kingston.
- Kingston hits the SOS off the top of the ladder on Cody.
- Hardy hits the Swanton Bomb off the top of the ladder onto Cage, Austin, Bryan, Cole & Rhodes.
- Austin hits The Fold off the top of the ladder on Alexander.
The Finish:
Cole hits the Last Shot on Austin and then climbs the briefcase where he faces off with Daniel Bryan and then Cole tosses Bryan off the top of the ladder. Cole then grabs the briefcase for the win.
Adam Cole defeats Cody Rhodes, Jeff Hardy, Cedric Alexander, Kofi Kingston, Brian Cage, Ace Austin & Daniel Bryan to win the Rainbow Briefcase(31:23)
Updated Records: Adam Cole(1-0) Undisputed Era(1-0) Cody Rhodes(2-3) The Rhodes Family(2-3) Jeff Hardy(0-2) The Hardy Boyz(0-2) Cedric Alexander(2-2) 2 Fly Crew(3-3) Kofi Kingston(3-2) The New Day(3-2) Brian Cage(1-2) Ace Austin(2-2) Daniel Bryan(3-4) The YES! Men(4-4)
After the match, Cole gets on the mic and hypes up the Undisputed Era and finishes by saying "The Undisputed Era has arrived Bay Bay!"

The Rascalz(3-0) vs The Artists Collective(Cesaro, Sami Zayn & Shawn Spears) (6-3) for the World Tag Team Championship
Key Moments =
- Cesaro hits the Lasartasse Lift but Xavier kicks out at 2.
- Spears hits the C4 through a table but Wentz kicks out at 2.
- Cesaro hits the UFO through a ladder bridge but Miguel kicks out at 2.
- Cesaro hits the Swiss Death but Xavier kicks out at 2.
- Cesaro hits the Money Dive off the top of the entrance tunnel and through an announce table on Wentz.
- Wentz hits the Wentz Senton through a table but Cesaro kicks out at 2.
- Cesaro hits the Ricola Bomb off the top rope but Miguel kicks out at 2.
- Zayn hits the BrainBustah onto a chair but Xavier kicks out at 2.
- Cesaro locks in the Sharpshooter but Wentz barely fights out.
- Cesaro hits the UFO Cutter but Xavier kicks out at 2.
- Spears hits the Spear but Miguel kicks out at 2.
- Zayn hits the Helluva Kick but Miguel kicks out at 2.
The Finish:
Zayn hits a Dropkick on Miguel and then Spears hits the Spear on Miguel while Cesaro takes out Wentz & Xavier. Zayn then tags in Cesaro and Spears & Zayn toss Miguel to Cesaro and into the Swiss Death and then Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer but Miguel reverses and goes for the Reverse Code Red but Cesaro controls him down into the Inverted Chikara Special forcing Miguel to pass out.
The Artists Collective defeat The Rascalz to become the inaugural World Tag Team Champions(1:02:34)
Updated Records: Cesaro(7-2) Sami Zayn(4-2) Shawn Spears(3-0) The Artists Collective(7-3) Trey Miguel(2-1) Zack Wentz(3-1) Dezmond Xavier(3-1)

Private Party(3-0) vs LAX(3-0) for the Galactic Tag Team Championship
Key Moments =
- Private Party hit the Silly String through a table but Santana kicks out at 2.
- Santana hits a Superplex through a ladder bridge but Quen kicks out at 2.
- LAX hit an Atomic Drop-Facebuster double move onto a chair but Cassidy kicks out at 2.
- Ortz hits a Powerbomb through a table but Cassidy kicks out at 2.
- Cassidy hits a Top Rope Hurricane-Rana through a table but Cassidy kicks out at 2.
- Cassidy hits a Canadian Destroyer off the top of the entrance tunnel and through an announce table.
The Finish:
LAX goes for the Street Sweeper through the table but before Ortiz jumps Cassidy fights out and takes down Santana with a Superkick. As this happens Ortiz is attacked on the top rope by Quen and then Private Party hit the Gin & Juice out of nowhere! For the 1,2,3.
Private Party defeat LAX to become the inaugural Galactic Tag Team Champions(41:12)
Updated Records: Marq Quen(4-0) Isaiah Cassidy(4-0) Private Party(4-0) Santana(3-1) Ortiz(3-1) LAX(3-1)

Karrion Kross w/Scarlet(3-0) vs Randy Orton(3-0) for the Openweight Championship
Key Moments =
- This match is brutal and serves as a big getting over moment for Kross as he faces a Hall of Famer in Orton
- Orton hits the RKO onto a chair but Kross kicks out at 2.
- Kross locks in the Kross-Face but Orton gets to the ropes barely.
- Kross hits the Exploder Suplex through a table but Orton kicks out at 2.
- Orton hits the Wheelbarrow Suplex but Kross kicks out at 2.
- Orton hits the O-Zone onto a steel step but Kross kicks out at 2.
- Orton hits the Garvin Stomp but Kross kicks out at 2.
- Kross hits the Rolling Suplex but Orton kicks out at 2.
- Kross hits the Northern Lights Suplex through a ladder bridge but Orton kicks out at 2.
- Orton hits the Punt Kick but Kross kicks out at 2.
- Orton hits the RKO through an announce table on Kross.
- Kross puts Orton through an announce table with the Doomsday Saito.
- Orton hits the RKO through a ladder bridge but Kross kicks out at 2.
The Finish:
Orton goes for the Avalanche RKO but Kross reverses into a top rope Powerbomb and then Kross hits the Doomsday Saito which he seamlessly transitions into the Kross-Jacket which Orton quickly passes out in.
Karrion Kross defeats Randy Orton to become the inaugural Openweight Champion(37:32)
Updated Records: Karrion Kross(4-0) Randy Orton(3-1)

Shayna Bazler(2-0) vs Nyla Rose(2-0) vs Rhea Ripley(3-1) for the SNS Women's Championship
Key Moments =
- Rhea hits the Riptide on Bazler but Nyla breaks the pin at 2.
- Nyla hits the Beast Bomb through a table on Rhea but Bazler breaks the pin at 2.
- Bazler hits the Ace of Spades but Rhea grabs the ropes before Bazler can lock in the Kirifuda Clutch.
- Rose locks in the Native Clutch but Rhea fights out.
- Rhea hits the Solefood but Shayna kicks out at 2.
- Rhea locks in the Prism Trap but Shayna fights to the ropes.
- Nyla hits the Beast Splash through a ladder bridge but Rhea kicks out at 2.
- Rhea hits the Riptide through an announce table on Shayna.
- Shayna hits the Two of a Kind onto a bed of chairs but Nyla kicks out at 2.
- Nyla hits the Samoan Drop through a table but Rhea kicks out at 2.
- Shayna hits the Yokozuna Cutter through a table but Nyla kicks out at 2.
The Finish:
Shayna hits a Running Rising Knee and then locks in the Kirifuda Clutch. Rhea is about to tap out but then she reverses barely into the Prism Trap and right before Shayna taps out, Nyla breaks up the hold and goes for the Beast Bomb but Rhea reverses into the Riptide onto a chair for the 1,2,3
Rhea Ripley defeats Nyla Rose & Shayna Bazler to become the inaugural SNS Women's Champion(1:30:24)
Updated Records: Rhea Ripley(4-1) Nyla Rose(2-1) Shayna Bazler(2-1)

Jon Moxley(3-0) vs Brodie Lee w/The Dark Order((3-1-0) for the SNS Championship
Key Moments =
- Moxley hits the Moxtober Special onto a chair but Lee kicks out at 2.
- Brodie hits the Truckstop through a table but Moxley kicks out at 2.
- Brodie hits the Rydeen Bomb through a ladder bridge but Moxley kicks out at 2.
- Moxley hits the Moxicity onto a bed of chairs but Lee kicks out at 2.
- Moxley hits the Ace Cutter through an announce table on Lee.
- Lee hits the Brodie Bomb through an announce table on Moxley.
- Moxley hits the Paradigm Shift through an announce table on Lee.
- Moxley hits the Hook & Ladder onto a steel step but Lee kicks out at 2.
- Lee hits the Brodie Boot but Moxley kicks out at 2.
- Harper locks in the Gator Roll but Moxley barely escapes.
- Brodie hits the Sleeper Slam through a ladder bridge but Moxley kicks out at 2.
- Brodie hits the Sleeper Slam and Moxey struggles in the Sleeper Hold but Moxley barely escapes.
- Moxley locks in the Moxley Strech but Brodie barely escapes.
- Moxley hits the Dirty Deeds onto a chair but Moxley kicks out at 2.
- Moxley hits the Regal Knee but Brodie kicks out at 2.
- Brodie hits the Brodie Bomb through a table but Moxley kicks out at 2.
The Finish:
Moxley goes for the Paradigm Shift but Brodie reverses into the Sleeper Slama and then holds the Sleeper. Moxley struggles in the Sleeper but he is about to escape but then Brodie transfers into the Gator Roll. Moxley then fights out of that after 1 minute and then Moxley charges at Brodie for the Regal Knee but Brodie intercepts him with the Discus Lariat and then he falls over Moxley for the 1,2,3.
Brodie Lee defeats Jon Moxley to become the inaugural SNS Championship(1:09:43)
Updated Records: Brodie Lee(4-1-0) Jon Moxley(3-1)
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2020.06.27 07:53 denverprotestsdaily What is happening: Saturday June 27

What is happening on Saturday 6/27
Compiled by u/Christinamh
Folks, we're at a tipping point here. I don't know if you heard, but we're making some real headway. The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Denver Police Department (and other police forces) today, the statue commemorating Civil War soldiers who participated in the Sand Creek massacre was toppled from its pedestal in front of the Capitol, and Governor Polis appointed CO Attorney General Phil Weiser to open a special investigation into the death of Elijah McClain. Let's keep the momentum going!
What else is happening?
Speaking of whom - Adam Young is term-limited, but maybe his potential successors need to speak up on where they stand in the cases of Elijah McClain, Alexis Mendez-Perez, and William Debose. Tim McCormack (R) (Twitter handle here) was endorsed by the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police on June 9th, but maybe he'll surprise us. Brian Mason (D) (Twitter handle here) has not been endorsed, but he also hasn't said anything about recent cases of police brutality. Let's ask them some tough questions.
This weekend is packed with events, my friends. Attend whatever you can and let's show the world this is what democracy looks like.
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You've likely noticed a lot of new organizations and voices coming to the forefront of this movement, and it can be confusing to know who to trust. Please don't let that stop you from getting out and supporting the black community. For a good fact sheet about the different organizations involved, please see this excellent post by u/tootsieroll958: Denver Protests Info
Planned Events
Remember that you don't need an official event to protest. There are often people at the Capitol every day, roughly starting around noon, but go whenever you want and exercise your 1st amendment right to free speech!
Upcoming Events:
Saturday, Jun 27
Denver BLM Protests
11:00 AM -12:30 PM Music & Sign-Making Pre-Rally: Justice for Elijah McClain (Facebook Event)
Location: Aurora ICE Processing Center (3130 Oakland St, Aurora, Colorado 80010)
Organized by: Party for Socialism and Liberation - Denver, Extinction Rebellion Denver, Say Their Names 5280, and Abolish ICE Denver
Info: Join us for a live musical performance from local Denver band Pink Hawks and enjoy the sounds of an afrobeat Chicanx hip hop orchestra!
We have markers, paint & spray paint available to make banners and signs for the PSL rally that follows at 1 pm demanding justice for the family of #ElijahMcClain at APD headquarters.
Additional posterboard, cardboard, vinyl & bedsheets are needed!
We are asking for donations to:
Elijah McClain's Family: https://www.gofundme.com/f/elijah-mcclain
Undocumented & incarcerated immigrant families: Venmo: Sanctuary-4-All Cashapp: $abolishicedenver
We will also be acepting cash and Venmo donations for Pink Hawks, a Chicanx musical group who are still prohibited from performing brass instruments in Denver venues during COVID 19. Venmo: Yuzo-Nieto
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Justice for Elijah McClain! Rally & March at APD Headquarters (Facebook Event)
Location: Aurora Police Department Headquarters (15001 E Alameda Pkwy, Denver CO)
Organized by: PSL
Info: In August of last year, three Aurora police officers tortured and killed 23-year-old Elijah McClain in the streets near his home. He was unarmed, walking to his own home, and committing absolutely no crime. A 911 call had reported a Black man dancing to music while wearing a ski mask. The three APD officers responded to the call by rolling up on Elijah and dropping him to the ground using the banned carotid chokehold. The three men then knelt on him and tortured him for fifteen minutes, threatening to have police dogs attack him, while he vomited and begged for his life. He was then injected with ketamine—a horse tranquilizer—by two paramedics assisting the cops. The ketamine stopped Elijah's heart and he died soon afterDistrict Attorney Dave Young declined to press ANY charges against the involved officers and paramedics, and since then the entire machinery of the "justice system" in Aurora has colluded to prevent any consequences from falling on the guilty officers, paramedics, or APD. All three killer cops continue to patrol our communities and justice has been completely denied to the McClain family.The struggle against the racist police, for safety in our communities, and for justice for the victims of the cops MUST come to Aurora. Please join us for a rally and march this Saturday beginning at 1pm at the Aurora Police Headquarters at the Municipal Center.
4:00 PM Students for Elijah McClain (Facebook event)Location: City of Aurora Municipal Building
Organized by: Students (full listing in Facebook event)
Info: Join us in demanding justice for Elijah McClain.
Elijah was a 23 year-old black man with special needs. He was dancing and walking home in August of last year when Aurora Police murdered him for looking “suspicious”. His murderers are still on the police force, the department refuses to reopen investigations of his death, and our Governor Jared Polis refuses to even comment on the situation. Police brutality is alive everywhere in America including right here in Colorado and we must demand justice for people in our own communities if we want change. We want the Mayor of Aurora Mike Coffman, Governor Jared Polis and the Aurora Police Department to know that we will not rest until Elijah has received justice.
8:30 PM Violin Vigil for Elijah McClain (FB, was shared by a friend in Santa Barbara, CA with no source)
Location: City of Aurora City Center Park
Organized by: ???
Info: Calling all violin players and bowed instruments to show up for an improvised harmonization to grieve the loss of of Elijah McClain.
Denver non-BLM Protests
11:00 AM Colorado's March to the Polls (Facebook event)
Location: Manual High School ( 1700 East 28th Ave. Denver, CO 80205)
Organized by: Tay Anderson, CO SoS Jena Griswold, Denver Clerk & Recorder Paul Lopez
Info: Join community members, Colorado Secretary of State Jenna Griswold, Denver Clerk & Recorder Paul D. López and DPS School Board Member Tay Anderson on a march to vote in the state primary! Meet us on Saturday, June 27th at 11:00 am at Manual High School, 1700 E 28th Ave in Denver.
We will kick it off with spoken word from community members before marching to cast our ballots at the Blair-Caldwell library.
Don’t forget to bring your ballots to drop off! Remember this is a non-partisan event exercising our power to vote so please don’t bring signs or campaign materials endorsing candidates. Our voice, our vote.
5:30 PM Black Men in Suits Photoshoot (Facebook event)
Location: Greek Theater At Civic Center Park
Organized by: 10for10
Info: Through a partnership with Black men, greek fraternities, youth empowerment programs, community activists, and minority focused organizations; 10for10 (a youth led organization) will unite Black men in Colorado to take photos of in suits and to collect formal wear for youth and the less fortunate. The event will feature photographers taking portraits of participants, group photoshoots by age, by professions, and then one large group featuring everyone. Following the photoshoot we will send the photos to all the participants and organize a calendar featuring the photos for the event that participants can purchase. Through Black Men in Suits event, Black men will be able to celebrate their fashion, create space for youth to see black professionals, and to collect clothes for people that might not necessarily have them. We will also be getting a database with all the people that want to volunteer for future events or that would want to donate.
Northglenn BLM
5:00 PM Northglenn Residents Against Racism - Community March
Location: E B Rains Junior Memorial Park (11701 Community Center Drive, Northglenn, CO)
Organized by: Northglenn citizens (reddit post)
Info: Change begins in your own neighborhood. Join voices fight racism in Northglenn. This non-violent demonstration will uphold physical distancing strategies, as we will remain 6 ft apart from each other at all times. This being said, your health and safety is of utmost importance. Make the best decisions for you and your family. If you are unable to join the walk, you may choose to place a sign on your car and drive along the route at this time to participate and support demonstrators, or you may park along parts of the route to support the march.
Longmont non-BLM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Longmont Pride Motorcade (Facebook event)
Location: Register for the motorcade here: https://bit.ly/longmontmotorcade2020, meet at Out Boulder County (1443 Spruce St, Boulder CO)
Organized by: Out Boulder County
Info: We at Out Boulder County pride ourselves with fostering a sense of true local community during our Longmont Pride Week celebrations. We love seeing the beautiful smiling faces of our friends as they roam our usual events, introduce themselves to our supportive local partners, and make new friends and acquaintances.With this in mind, we would like to officially announce our first ever Longmont Pride Motorcade! Join us within your vehicles as we ride through Main Street letting the community know that we are still here.
Cars begin gathering at our designated meeting point at 9:00 AM. The motorcade will officially run from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM.
Get Free COVID Testing
Free COVID testing is available at the Pepsi Center, and has been encouraged for anyone attending the protests. Keep in mind, the median incubation period is 6 days, so don't get tested immediately after exposure.
What Should You Bring?
Legal Assistance
Legal resources (compiled by u/TaroPeril)
Flyers
Document All Questionable Police Actions
Report DPD to the city
Report to ACLU
Contact Those in Government
Take Political Action (thanks to u/ChristinaMH)
Donate
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Here's an iPhone shortcut you can use, too (thanks to u/jackenthal)
Streams from the News
Personal Live Streams (timing varies)
Groups to Follow
We recommend you follow these groups because their messaging is most consistent with the narrative of actual reform (not pre-mature hand-holding and singing).
PSL: https://m.facebook.com/denverPSL/
BLM5280: https://m.facebook.com/BlackLivesMatter5280/
SURJ Denver: https://www.facebook.com/SURJDenver
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2020.06.26 17:03 OneWingedDevil28 Booking Brian Cage's First Year in AEW (Part Three: Inner Conflict)

Brian Cage takes the entire month of January off, to rest up, but in kayfabe, it’s due to embarrassment after losing the TNT Championship to Fenix on the final Dynamite of the year. Tazz claims on social media that he is putting Cage through a gruelling and unforgiving training scheme so he can return to All Elite Wrestling and retain momentum. Tazz and Cage promise that they have higher aspirations that will be reached on the Path of Cage upon Cage’s return to AEW soil.
On the January 27th episode of Dynamite, Chris Jericho announces that he is formally inviting Brian Cage to the Inner Circle, and he announces that next week he will have an Initiation Ceremony hosted by the Inner Circle to welcome Cage into the Inner Circle. Will Cage accept the offer on Dynamite next week?

Booking Brian Cage’s First Year in AEW (Part Three: Inner Conflict)

AEW Dynamite – 3rd February 2021
The Inner Circle host a special initiation for Cage, who has yet to even accept the offer. After Jericho introduces him, he walks down to the ring for the first time since losing the TNT Championship to Fenix at Dynamite. Jericho explains all of the perks of having Cage in the Inner Circle: Larger paycheck, bigger relevance, more people to go on the road with, more fame, more women, everything that he could want. He even hands Cage a plaque that has the Inner Circle’s logo engraved on it plus Cage’s name as a token of acceptance. After consideration and discussion with Tazz, Cage goes to shake Jericho’s hand, they shake hands, but Cage lifts Jericho up, he puts him through the table!
Guevara charges towards Cage, who quickly disposes of him, then Santana and Ortiz both lunge for Cage, Cage hits Ortiz with the plaque and plants Santana with a Drill Claw. He then shows down with Jake Hager as the fans watch on in anticipation, they both butt heads with each other, before Hager and Cage begin to brawl. The Inner Circle slowly begin to outnumber Cage as he is outnumbered, Hager spits in Cage’s face as he receives a beatdown.

AEW Dynamite – 10th February 2021 – Brian Cage vs Ortiz
In midst of his conflict with the Inner Circle, Brian Cage faces Ortiz on an episode of Dynamite. This is a typical Brian Cage squash, with an added dynamic as the entire Inner Circle surround the ring and try to even get Cage disqualified at times. Jericho distracts Cage, giving Ortiz an opportunity to superkick him, but Cage dodges and Ortiz superkicks his partner, Santana, Cage then destroys Jericho, back inside the ring, Cage is nearly rolled up but he plants Ortiz with a Weapon X as he covers him with ease.
Brian Cage def. Ortiz (4 minutes)
Cage disposes on the first member of the Inner Circle. Post match, on mic, Tazz claims that Cage felt offended by the offer at hand by the Inner Circle, and he’d never align himself with such a faction, because Brian Cage doesn’t need back-up, he doesn’t need the help of the Inner Circle and the only reason Inner Circle wanted him was because of protection.

AEW Dynamite – 17th February 2021 – Jake Hager vs Brian Cage
Two men who focus on strategic and towering offense, this is a match made in heaven, as these two deliver a fantastic mat-based affair as their two styles synergise beautifully with each other which makes for a cohesive and well told story. The match escalates in stakes and tension as the two men begin to lock in submissions and establish momentum, the match builds to an epic crescendo, as Cage seems to be surging forward in the match, until Hager slides out of the ring to avoid a Drill Claw, he begins to walk up the ramp, avoiding a loss from Cage. An infuriated Cage goes to follow him, but he is then ambushed by Santana and Ortiz as the bell is rung for Disqualification.

AEW Dynamite – 24th February 2021
On the go home show before Revolution, it is announced that Brian Cage will face Jake Hager in not just any rematch, but a Cage Fight. These two have amateur wrestling backgrounds, and if you needed any indication how these two perform well against each other, look no further than their match last week. The cage fight stipulation will make both men feel at home, and it will ensure that there is a defined winner and the Inner Circle cannot interfere with the match. Cage and Hager both are putting their dignity on the line in his huge match, as it will be Brian Cage vs Jake Hager at Revolution in a Cage Match.

AEW Revolution – 27th February 2021
In one of the most highly anticipated matches of the night, Jake Hager faces Brian Cage in an MMA Rules Cage Fight. To fit the theme, both men make MMA style entrances, which are more like walkouts. Hager walks out accompanied by the Inner Circle, while Cage comes out tailed by business associate Tazz. Bruce Buffer is bought in to do ring introductions, and there is a general big fight feel about this, we’ve already seen what these two are capable of, but these men are now in their natural environments.

Brian Cage vs Jake Hager in an MMA Rules Cage Fight
The bell rings, as both men circle the ring. Hager goes for a jab, Cage evades and goes for a quick takedown, but Hager plants his feet and halts Cage immediately, as both men go back to neutral position. They exchange a few more blows, as Hager then goes for a knee strike, Cage falls out of it and then floors Hager with an efficient takedown, going into the back mount. Hager is able to sprawl out of it, but Cage remains on the grip of Hager, who begins to elbow him to get him away. The two eventually go back to the mat game, Hager locking in the Kimura Lock as he attempts to tap Cage out. Cage effectively is able to transition into the Mount, he begins to ground and pound Hager, who is able to get out of it yet again and then lock in a perfect armbar on Cage, using submissions to his advantage in this intense environment. Cage eventually breaks out of it, the two begin to strike again, Hager connects a stiff right hook which dazes Cage, Hager attempts to capitalize on it, as Cage goes into a defensive stance, Hager stops the striking, as Cage glances at his opponent, infuriated.
Cage goes for a roundhouse kick, Hager dodges, he goes for a hook, and it connects, Cage then connects a beautiful strike combo, Hager is able to floor Cage and then go into the side mount, he attempts to apply the sleeper but Cage is refusing to do so, he sprawls out of it, Hager is eventually able to actually get the sleeper hold applied as he gets the Machine in a precarious position, he might tap here, but he begins to headbutt Hager, he then bashes his head into the cage wall, which is questioned by the crowd. While Cage goes aggressive on Hager, he leaves his guard down, giving the latter an opportunity to begin to strike Cage in the stomach as well, winding him. Blood begins to be drawn as no one wants to let up in this fantastic MMA cage match, the fans become heavily invested in both men in the match as they are the perfect equals to each other, especially in this sort of environment. Hager is eventually knocked down by Cage after a stiff right to the jaw, Hager collapses to the mat but is able to defend himself well in the full guard and get to his feet, he weaves together a comeback and eventually locks in the Ankle Lock.
The submission is tightly locked in, no way of Cage getting out of it, it seems to be that Cage is going to tap, he tries to get out of it one more time but to no avail, Cage tap- DING DING DING!
Brian Cage vs Jake Hager ends in a 20 minute time limit draw
To the chagrin of both men, the match is deemed a 20 minute time limit draw as both men are left frustrated at the conclusion of the match. Hager had his signature submission applied, he was so close to tapping out Brian Cage, which would’ve been a huge result, however Cage powered through, waiting out 90 seconds before the clock expired. Tazz leaves with Cage, who sells his leg injury, while Hager leaves with the Inner Circle. While there was no conclusion to the match, it was certainly a good one and a great change of pace here at AEW Revolution.

March
On the 10th March edition of Dynamite, Hager and Cage have a singles match where Tazz and the Inner Circle are banned from ringside, where Cage is finally able to get the win over Hager to end their feud, and end the Brian Cage feud with the Inner Circle, ticking off another threat. On the 17th March edition, Tazz and Brian Cage are interviewed. During this interview, Cage speaks a lot for himself, making this interview different from the others. Cage claims that he doesn’t have aspirations, he has expectations, and he expects to win the AEW World Championship. When asked when he’d want a shot at the title, he says whenever.
The next week on the 24th March edition, Kenny Omega defends the AEW World Championship against Pentagon Jr. During the match, Omega mocks Cage by using a Drill Claw, which led to the finish of the match. During his post-match celebration, Omega looks towards the stage, where Tazz stands, staring deviously at Omega, who won the title at Revolution.

April
With the possibility of Brian Cage vs Kenny Omega looming, when asked if Omega would want to face Cage, he says that if Cage deserves a shot at the world championship, then he’d love to face him. But he’s not going to get a shot on the basis of having muscles or being intimidating. On the 14th April edition of Dynamite, Brian Cage is able to defeat Jungle Boy, he uses a One Winged Angel to put away Jungle Boy, the ultimate mockery of Kenny Omega. It is announced that on the final Dynamite of the month, on 28th April edition of Dynamite, there will be a gauntlet including Brian Cage to decide who gets a shot at Kenny Omega’s AEW World Championship at All Elite Wrestling’s signature PPV, Double or Nothing.

AEW Dynamite – 28th April 2021 – Gauntlet Match
Brian Cage is the first one out, he awaits his opponent, and it is Pentagon Jr, the tag team partner of Fenix, the man who defeated Brian Cage to win the TNT Championship in one of AEW’s biggest upsets.
Brian Cage vs Pentagon Jr
Cage and Pentagon draw similarities in their match to the match with Fenix, but Pentagon focuses more on hard hitting offense and simply dropping Cage on his neck. Pentagon provides a good fight for Cage, and while a motivated Cage dominates the early goings of the match, Pentagon slowly fights back into it until they’re both on level pegging again, as the match transitions from a squash to a spotfest to a classic striking-based exchange. Pentagon goes for the Fear Factor, but Cage gets out of it, he hits a Weapon X but Pentagon is able to kick out, so Cage ultimately resorts to the Drill Claw for the 123.
Brian Cage def. Pentagon Jr (12 minutes) – Brian Cage vs MJF
These two men miscommunicated with each other in a tag team match last December, which led to Fenix winning the tag team match. Here, MJF uses heel tactics to try and get around the monster that is Brian Cage, he uses Wardlow to distract the ref so he can low blow, use brass knuckles and general other tactics such as dirty pinfalls, as he leads people to genuinely believe that one of his numerous tricks will lead to a surprise upset, but that isn’t the case. MJF eventually tries to count himself out, however Cage follows him, Wardlow jumps in the way, but Cage disposes of him and gets MJF in the ring, planting him with a Weapon X for the 123.
Brian Cage def. MJF (19 minutes) – Brian Cage vs Lance Archer
Oh boy. Finally, Brian Cage gets a chance to show down with Lance Archer, and it does NOT disappoint. Archer and Cage simply kill each other, with blood being spilled as both men go at it. Cage brings out all of the moves, a moonsault, Archer hits a tope rope Spanish fly, but the appeal of the match is the striking, the shows of strength. Archer deadlifts Cage and connects a Fallaway Slam, Cage hits the powerbomb followed by the buckle bomb, but Archer powers himself up after the buckle bomb, refusing to go down. These two have a fantastic brawl, the crowd become invested in it and it genuinely seems like either man could win the match. Brian Cage eventually hits three Drill Claw’s in a row, he covers Archer and he gets the 123, but it was not easy.
Brian Cage def. Lance Archer (35 minutes)
Having wrestled for 40 minutes, Cage recovers in the ring, as he waits for the final contenders music to hit. And the final roadblock is a huge one. It’s the Hangman, ADAM PAGE! Page marches down to the ring, he wants this more than anyone, he wants to defeat Brian Cage and beat Kenny Omega to win the AEW World Championship. He urges the ref to ring the bell.
Brian Cage vs Adam Page
We are underway! Cage staggers to his feet to be immediately met with a forearm smash and kicks to the midsection, Page laying into Cage early, who retreats to the outside, Page ascends to the top rope, MOONSAULT TO THE OUTSIDE! Page gets Cage in the ring, he’s going for the Buckshot Lariat! He flips over the ropes, and CONNECTS IT! BUT, CAGE ONLY FALLS TO HIS KNEES, HE POWERS HIMSELF BACK UP AS PAGE LOOKS ON CONFUSED! The two men begin to exchange forearms, you can see the fatigue on Cage while Adam Page is raring to go. He goes for the Cracker Barrell Tombstone, but Cage fights out of it, back body drop, as Page spills out to the apron and both men fight there, ending with Page hitting a Destroyer onto Cage onto the apron, both men getting in just before the count of 10.
Back inside the ring, Page continues the assault, but Brian Cage eventually decks him with a sudden Tornado Claw Discus Lariat, as the Machine begins to take control of the match, the bout devolving into the typical Brian Cage format. He decides to put Page away early, he’s going for a Weapon X, Page fights out of it, he pushes Cage against the ropes, GERMAN SUPLEX! Page goes out onto the apron, he launches himself for a Buckshot Lariat again, Cage dodges, both men rebound off the ropes, DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE, BOTH MEN BITE THE LARIAT, THEY PUNCH EACH OTHER, SUPERKICK EACH OTHER AS THEY FINALLY GO DOWN, WHAT A SEQUENCE!
Both men eventually get to their feet, where Cage decks Page with a Weapon X, he goes to the top rope, supposedly going for the moonsault, but Cage does the kip up, he goes up to Cage, DRAGON SIUPLEX FROM THE TOP ROPE! Page goes for the Deadeye Piledriver, he connects it! He goes for the cover, 1…2… CAGE GETS HIS FOOT ONTO THE ROPE! Page wastes no time hesitating, he locks in a Crossface Chicken Wing! Cage struggles, he tries to find the ropes, he does all he can, he eventually breaks the grip, WEAPON X! He goes for the cover, 1…2… PAGE KICKS OUT!
Cage gets Page up, he’s going for the Drill Claw, but Page fights out of it, he decks Cage for a Piledriver! Knowing well that won’t put him away, Hangman goes out onto the apron, he’s going for the Buckshot Lariat! Tazz is urging Cage to get up, he does so, Page goes for the Buckshot Lariat, but CAGE SIMPLY COLLAPSES TO THE FLOOR, HE DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH ENERGY TO EVEN STAND UP! Page gets Cage up, “You don’t deserve this!” Page goes out onto the apron, he flips over the ropes, but he is met with a TORNADO CLAW DISCUS LARIAT! CAGE HAS AN OPPORTUNITY, HE GETS HANGMAN UP, HE GOES FOR IT, DRILL CLAWWWWWW! He goes for the cover, 1…2…3!
Brian Cage wins the Gauntlet (56 minutes)
NEARLY AN HOUR! Brian Cage is an IRON MAN! He has defeated Pentagon Jr, MJF, Lance Archer, and Adam Page in one night, and now, he has booked his ticket to the main event of Double or Nothing, where Brian Cage will challenge Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship! Cage celebrates his win, Tazz comforting him while he receives medical attention. This was a fantastic gauntlet and Cage ran the entire thing, and now there is no doubt whether he is worthy of the title shot.
Cage goes out onto the ramp, where Kenny Omega walks out onto the stage. With World Championship in one hand, he points the finger gun to Cage on the other. The Machine vs The Best Bout Machine. A match that has been teased, destined to happen since Cage’s arrival to AEW. Cage doesn’t have enough energy to taunt back or attack Kenny.

May
Brian Cage, in an in ring promo, demands that Kenny Omega doesn’t bring the AEW Kenny at Double or Nothing. He wants the Cleaner! He wants the main that has main evented Tokyo Dome, he wants the best wrestler in the world, not his corporate shadow. On the other hand, Omega wants the best Cage he can bring. The one that squashed Cody in Chicago, ran an hour to win the gauntlet. It’s prepared as this high stakes match-up, not many people have been able to take down Brian Cage throughout the year, but Kenny Omega may be the one to end Cage’s tyrannical run in AEW. There is a question going into the match – How much does Omega fear Cage? And has Omega got into Cage’s head? It shapes up to be a spectacle of a match in Las Vegas, these two men have had the best AEW records for the past year, so they deserve the main event more than anyone else. Cage has complained over the year about not having the main event, and now he does, and it’s an opportunity he cannot miss. It will be the Machine vs The Best Bout Machine. The challenger vs the champion. Brian Cage vs Kenny Omega. AEW World Championship. Las Vegas. It does not get much bigger than this.

Double or Nothing – 22nd May 2021
The third annual edition of AEW: Double or Nothing promises the most stacked card to date, as the AEW World Championship is contested in the main event between Kenny Omega and Brian Cage in what promises to be a fantastic clash between two of the best competitors on the brand for the past year. Cage joined AEW one year ago at the same event, and it’s only been on the up for the Machine since.
We eventually reach the main event. The challenger, Brian Cage makes his entrance first, followed by Kenny Omega, who has promised to bring out the Cleaner, the more precise and brash form of Omega seen in the pre-AEW days. The two butt heads as the title is presented to the fans in attendance at Las Vegas, the bell rings and the match is underway.

Brian Cage vs Kenny Omega © for the AEW World Championship
Cage and Omega immediately sprint towards each other and begin to brawl, Omega begins to become more defensive, Cage irish whips Omega, baseball slide, he rebounds off the ropes himself, hurricanrana sends Cage to the outside, Omega does his taunt in preparation of the Tope Con Hilo, but Cage slides into the ring, double arm drag transitioned into an arm lock as the pace is slowed after a frantic opening sequence. Omega rallies the crowd to get to his feet, he applies a wrist lock on Cage himself, who uses his other arm to try and lariat Omega, who dodges and gives Cage a cheeky slap, who then takes down Omega and begins brawling him head on, he is eventually pulled away as Omega recovers in the corner.
Cage and Omega enter a striking exchange, as Omega begins to kick Cage repeatedly in the legs, Omega rebounds off the ropes to generate momentum but he falls into a VICIOUS BACKBREAKER. Cage begins to take control of the match, he even delivers a Weapon X relatively early into the match but that isn’t enough to put the Cleaner away. Omega has a comeback, ending in a Kotaru Krusher that sends Cage to the outside, he does his taunt, he runs against the ropes, PERFECT TOPE CON HILO! Back inside the ring, Omega gets Cage up, he’s going for the One Winged Angel, but Cage falls out of it, pushes him against the ropes, he goes towards Omega, who kicks him, springboard roll up, 1…2… Cage kicks out, he elbows Omega in the face, GMSI! He goes for the cover, only warranting a near fall.
Cage lunges for a crossbody, but Omega catches him, he gets him in the Firemans Carry: “You cannot escape!” his gloating gives time for Cage to fall out of it, he decks Omega with a Tornado Claw Lariat. He ascends to the top rope, he tries for the moonsault, BUT OMEGA MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! The World Champion waits for Cage to get to his feet, he tries for the V-Trigger, but Cage blocks the knee, headbutt! He lifts Omega into the electric chair, HE’S GOING FOR THE ONE WINGED ANGEL HIMSELF! However, Omega counters with a REVERSE FRANKEINSTEINER! Cage is staggered, Omega rebounds off the ropes, V-Trigg- no, Cage moves out of the way, german suplex off the rope rebound, both men are down in this fantastic World Championship clash! The two men butt heads with each other yet again as they begin to exchange strikes, Omega gaining the upper hand, being aggressive, showing his Cleaner side! He gets Cage up, YOU CAN’T ESCAPE! He connects, and he gets Cage up, he’s going for the Rain Trigger, but Cage ducks it, DRILL CLAWWWWWW! He goes for the cover, 1…2…. KENNY OEMGA KICKS OUT! I thought we had a new AEW World Champion there!
Cage doesn’t know what he has to do to put away Omega, so he goes to the top rope, he’s going for the moonsault again, but Omega gets up there, he goes for the Dragon Suplex from the top rope, Cage stops him, he goes for a sunset flip, but Omega isn’t allowing it, Omega goes for the hurricanrana from the top rope, Cage stops him, POWERBOMB FROM THE TOP ROPE! OH MY GOD! “It’s time to end this” Cage bellows, he gets Omega up, he’s going for the Drill Claw, but Omega fights out of it, SUDDEN V-TRIGGER! Cage is winded, Omega rebounds off the ropes, ANOTHER V-TRIGGER! Cage only falls to his knees, Omega goes for another V-Trigger, HE CONNECTS IT AND CAGE FALLS TO THE GROUND!
In prime position, Omega ascends to the top rope, he’s going for the Phoenix Splash, HE CONNECTS IT! He waits for Cage to get to his feet, electric chair, but Cage begins to fight out of the One Winged Angel, so Omega drops him into position, CROYT’S WRATTTTTTHHHHH! 1…2… CAGE KICKS OUT! After a minute of recovery, while Cage staggers to his feet, Omega preps for the V-Trigger! He rebounds off the ropes, but he is met with a TORNADO CLAW DISCUS LARIAT! Cage has a break here, he gets Omega up, Drill Claw- no, Omega gets out of it, HE CONTINUALLY KNEES CAGE OVER AND OVER AGAIN! Cage tries to strike Omega, but his strikes are all over the place, Omega dodges, V-TRIGGER TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! OH MY GOD! He gets Cage up, ONE WINGED ANGELLLLLLLLL! 1…2…3!
Kenny Omega © def. Brian Cage (25 minutes)
Kenny Omega has retained the AEW World Championship! In his first PPV defence, Omega had to bring out a brash side of him, an old side of him that he had yet to visit in AEW. This was a fantastic performance form both men, and a perfect way to cap off Double or Nothing. After the match, Cage recovers while Omega celebrates, bruised and broken. Cage leaves the arena, and while he lost tonight, he has made huge progress in his first year in AEW, going through tough competition and proving himself as a worthy signing. However, this is Omega’s night, as he gets his individual moment in the sun. It took him 2 years, but Kenny Omega has his PPV main event moment at the end of Double or Nothing.

Epilogue
Brian Cage would continue to be an unstoppable force within the ranks of All Elite Wrestling, as he would eventually win the AEW World Championship later in the year. Looking back at his first year, people appreciated Cage’s matches with the likes of Jon Moxley, Ray Fenix and Kenny Omega, and his dominant win over Cody at All Out 2 is regarded as one of the most shocking results in pro wrestling history. Cage had found his home within the confines of All Elite Wrestling, and the Path of Cage carried on without hesitation.
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2020.06.25 23:48 OneWingedDevil28 Booking Brian Cage's First Year in AEW (Part One: Who Can Stop the Path of Cage?!)

Prologue
At AEW: Double or Nothing 2020, the show opens with the Casino Ladder Match, which goes accordingly, high spots and high stakes as everyone is vying for a shot at the AEW World Championship. The contestants flow in number by number as the pool begins to fill, culminating in the final entry, Number 9, which has been subject to heavy speculation over the week.
Who can stop the path of Cage?!
Tazz walks out first with a devious look on his face, as the monstrous, towering Cage follows on, an unmatched physique and an intimidating snarl to his expression. In shock, the rest of the contestants fling themselves at Cage in an attempt to ground him, however, he mows through all of them, tossing them off the stage, planting them on the ramp and throwing them into the ladders. For the remainder of the match, Cage is the talking point. While Cage is able to dispose of everyone one-on-one, we see the SoCal Uncensored duo of Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky make a valiant attempt at halting the path of Cage, as they work in tandem, eventually getting Cage out of the ring, following it up by stacking ladders, barricades and everything in between to supposedly take Cage out of the match.
The rest of the competitors sigh in relief, however, their relief is short-lived, as Cage is able to rise from the heap of objects, with a menacing look on his face. Back inside of the ring, Cage takes out Colt Cabana with a Drill Claw ONTO a ladder, he throws Janela over the ropes and through a bridged ladder, as he begins to ascend one in the middle of the ring, the promise of an AEW World Championship match in his reach. Halfway up scaling the ladder, Cage’s legs are grasped by Kazarian and Sky, as they try to drag Cage down, who is being urged by his assistant, Tazz, to break free of the grasp and achieve his destiny, but SoCal Uncensored maintain a tight grip on Cage, refusing to let the machine win the match.
On the other side of the ladder, Kip Sabian begins to climb, slowed by his injured knee, but Darby Allin lunges from the top rope and onto the ladder, bashing Sabian’s head against it as he falls, Allin begins to climb as Cage begins to wear off the grip of Scorpio and Kazarian, Allin is at the top of the ladder, he retrieves the contract!
Darby Allin wins the Casino Ladder Match
Allin has cheated victory here, as Cage was inches within victory, when the SoCal Uncensored duo of Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian crashed Cage’s debut. After the match, Allin quickly descends from the ladder and slides out of the ring onto the ramp with a shocked look on his face. Just like that, Allin was able to seize the opportunity, and now he has a chance at Jon Moxley’s AEW World Championship. After the match, Cage destroys the rest of SoCal Uncensored, Christopher Daniels charges down the ramp in an attempt to stop the beatings, but Cage disposes of him as well as he menacingly stands over the tag team trio.

Booking Brian Cage’s First Year in AEW (Part One: Who Can Stop the Path of Cage?!)
Having made a statement in his debut, Cage performs a vignette alongside his business associate, Tazz, who explains how Cage is going to defeat everyone on the All Elite Wrestling roster, he is going to hold all of the championships, and while Cage will do the fighting, Tazz will do the business as he plans on making AEW his own, a worthy investment for both men. Coming off the events at Double or Nothing, Cage’s singles debut is arranged for next week, against SoCal Uncensored’s Christopher Daniels.

AEW Dynamite – 3rd June 2020 – Brian Cage vs Christopher Daniels
Instead of having Cage debut against unknown opponents with no reputation or prestige, Cage is matched with some of the most decorated superstars on the roster immediately as Cage makes quick work of Christopher Daniels in around a 5 minute match. Cage connects all of his big moves to solidify himself as a monster, hiding some of his more advanced move-set for when it’s only necessary, as he deadlifts a dizzy Daniels and plants him with a Weapon X for the convincing 123.
Brian Cage def. Christopher Daniels (6 minutes)
After the match, Tazz orders Cage to go back for more, as he goes back into the ring and continues to beat down Daniels to the extent that he is extracted out of the arena on a stretcher. Cage is assaulted by Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky on the stage, while the duo are able to hold their own, Cage decks both of them, as they recover, Cage marching out of the arena having made a statement in his Dynamite debut.

AEW Dynamite – 10th June 2020
Brian Cage and Tazz cut a vignette, hosted in a desolate corner of a gym. “I’ll elaborate in detail for those who aren’t educated on the man who is sitting beside me. The man next to me right now is a Machine. The ideal physique. He feels no compassion, he feels no kindness, he only wants to destroy and win, and that’s why Mr. Brian Cage is going to reach the peak of All Elite Wrestling. Let’s go through some names that have cropped up on somewhat of a To-Do list: Darby Allin. You can’t run, you can’t hide, it’s only a matter of time before Cage’s path weaves itself to you, and revenge will be achieved for Double or Nothing.
Jon Moxley. You call yourself a different breed of cat, huh? Well this cat next to me is at the top of the food chain. Cody Rhodes. You aren’t as good as you promote yourself to be. Anything you can do, this man can do better. Kenny Omega. Heard you’re the best around here? Well that just means that you’ve got another thing coming in the form of this BEAST, Brian Cage. And finally, SoCal Uncensored. The next time we meet, Brian Cage will ENSURE that you guys never come back.”
Right as Tazz finishes his sentence, the doors to the gym in the background are blasted open by Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky, both of whom take down their hoods and march towards Cage as the rest of the people in the gym flee to the sidelines to watch a brawl ensue inside the gym. After Christopher Daniels was sent out of action for a month last week due to Cage’s win and post-match assault, Sky and Kazarian are out for revenge, as they begin to fight Cage inside the gym. The brawl is split up, as a whole bunch of security are needed to hold Cage back, while Sky points towards him and makes his intentions clear: a match.

AEW Dynamite – 17th June 2020 – Kip Sabian vs Brian Cage
While Sabian gets in a few moves, the result is relatively the same, as Cage dominates Sabian, who sells the offense like gold. In a small stint of offense, Sabian exploits perhaps a weak spot in the plan of Cage, he goes for a springboard forearm, but Cage catches him in position for a powerbomb, he powerbombs him, but maintains grip, and follows it up with the BUCKLE BOMB! Sabian falls into a thunderous Tornado Claw lariat, Cage goes for the cover and secures victory yet again, as he moves up to 2-0 singles record in All Elite Wrestling.
Brian Cage def. Kip Sabian (5 minutes)
Tazz hypes up Brian Cage in the post-match celebration, he also calls out SoCal Uncensored, saying that if Cage needs to, he’ll face both of them in the ring, and Cage wants to fight them at Fyter Fest in just two weeks’ time. With the groundwork laid out for the culmination of Cage’s first feud in AEW, he leaves the arena, perhaps wanting more opportunities after taking down yet another opponent in Kip Sabian.

AEW Dynamite – 24th June 2020
On the go home show before Fyter Fest, the SoCal Uncensored duo of Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky defeat QT Marshall and Dustin Rhodes in an exciting tag team match. After the bout, Sky and Kazarian address the hot topic: Brian Cage. They remind us of how they stopped Cage from winning the Casino Ladder Match, Cage injuring Daniels to the point of sending him out of action, and the gym brawl. They quote Taz’s words “He wants to face any of you, in any way.” And they reveal that at Fyter Fest Night Two, Brian Cage will go up against the two of them in a handicap match. The competitors ringside pop for the announcement, as Taz comes out onto the stage and has back and forth with SoCal Uncensored, he promises that at Fyter Fest, Cage will send Kazarian and Sky out of action, just like their buddy Christopher Daniels. We saw at Double or Nothing and the gym brawl how Kazarian and Sky were able to hold their own against Cage, and they could put a grinding halt to the Path of Cage in his first PPV encounter at Fyter Fest.

Fyter Fest: Night Two – 8th July 2020
Also on the show, Jon Moxley is able to successfully defend the AEW World Championship in a thrilling No Disqualification affair with Darby Allin. Earlier on in the card is the handicap match between SoCal Uncensored and Brian Cage. SCU make their entrance first, Sky and Kazarian more focused tonight, as they understand the prowess and the unrelenting will of Brian Cage. Speaking of, he then makes his entrance, marching down the ramp with an intense expression, business mastermind Tazz tailing him with a devious grin on his face. As soon as he gets inside of the ring, Sky connects a Missile Dropkick, as the bell rings!


SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) vs Brian Cage
Immediately, Sky goes after Cage, an obvious plan being executed by SCU here, as Sky makes the quick tag to Kazarian, as they repeatedly kick Cage into the corner. They irish whip the Machine, Sky leapfrogs and Cage falls into Kazarian, however the Machine telegraphs it, he LOBS Kazarian out of the ring, as he takes a nasty bump. Sky looks at Kazarian with concern, and then Cage with horror. Their plan of quick and brutal offense has already failed, as Cage has narrowed the competition to half.
We see Cage then dominate the match, Sky tries to get a hot tag in, as he crawls in agony towards the corner, where Cage simply knocks Kazarian down. He continues to punish Sky, with no intentions on pinning him, just destroying him as a difficult-to-watch beatdown ensues, but there’s a certain will about Scorpio Sky that we see, as he is able to kick out of the Chainlink backbreaker, to the chagrin of Cage. He goes for the finisher, lifting Sky for the Drill Claw, however Kazarian slides into the ring and dropkicks Cage! An opportunity to be seized, Sky regains his senses, Sky hits a BLACKOUT! Cage staggers to his feet fast, where Kazarian connects a WAVE OF THE FUTURE! Sky ascends to the top rope, 450 SPLASH! BOTH OF THEM COVER CAGE, 1…
KICKOUT?! Brian Cage has kicked out at ONE after they all hit their finishing moves and piled onto him for the pinfall! Cage slides to the outside of the ring, as Tazz urges him to his feet. Kaz and Sky set up a beautiful suicide dive, as Sky runs towards Kazarian, who launches his partner into the air and over the ropes, but BRIAN CAGE CATCHES SKY, FALLAWAY SLAM INTO THE RING POST! Back inside the ring, Kazarian opts for a simple strike-exchange with Cage, a terrible decision as Cage plants Kazarian with a THUNDEROUS headbutt. With intentions of finishing the match, Cage plants Kazarian with the Weapon X, he goes for the cover, but SKY PULLS CAGE OUT OF THE RING!
Infuriated, Cage charges towards Sky, who sldies into the ring, rebounds off the ropes, Cage does as well, but he falls into a BACK TO THE FUTURE, BUT CAGE SLIDES OUT OF IT, TORNADO CLAW LARIAT! Sky charges at Cage, who plants him with a Weapon X, he gets Kazarian, the legal man, to his feet, DRILL CLAW! He goes for the cover, 1…2…3!
Brian Cage def. SoCal Uncensored (11 minutes)
Cage has achieved redemption for Double or Nothing! They stopped him from a shot at the AEW World Championship, and now the Path of Cage can go on without interruption! While SoCal Uncensored put in a fantastic effort with clear-cut tactics and even a round of finishers, they were nowhere clear close to putting Cage away, who looks like a complete monster coming out of this handicap match, as he reigns supreme against Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian, who recover as Cage celebrates his victory. Who’s next for AEW’s hottest new signing?

AEW Dynamite – 15th July 2020
Coming off a convincing win against Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky of SoCal Uncensored, people are wondering who’s next in line on the Path of Cage. On this episode of Dynamite, Darby Allin comes down to the ring and cuts a promo on his match against Jon Moxley last week at Fyter Fest. In an ominous tone, he promises that Moxley better watch his back, because Allin will be back hunting for the AEW World Championship. He turns around, and walks straight into Tazz, who stares down Allin, both men exchanging intense eye contact.
Allin goes to walk past Tazz, who pushes him back into the middle of the ring. The next moment, Cage pounces into the ring, TORNADO CLAW DISCUS LARIAT TO ALLIN! Cage stands over him, as he staggers to his feet, overwhelmed by the lariat he has just received. Cage gets Allin up, and hits a powerbomb/buckle bomb combo, but Allin is still on his knees, enduring pain. Infuirated that Allin isn’t staying down, he approaches him, but ALLIN STRIKES CAGE WITH A SKATEBOARD, HE HITS HIM WITH IT AGAIN AND FLEES THE RING!
Cage recovers the skateboard strikes, while Allin stands atop of the ramp. With just Fight For the Fallen in two weeks time, we could be seeing these two face off in what would promise to be a fascinating affair, the question looming on whether Cage’s strength could outmatch the superhuman will of Darby Allin.

AEW Dynamite – 22nd July 2020
Tazz cuts an in-ring promo with Cage looking on infuriated. He says that this Saturday at Fight For the Fallen, Brian Cage will squash another opponent in Darby Allin, and that Allin won’t get away with his antics this time. Tazz reminds the fans of Double or Nothing, where instead of Cage, Darby Allin was the one running away with the contract, but he lost against Jon Moxley, making a mockery of everyone else in the ladder match, including Brian Cage. Tazz also compares the strength of Allin and Cage, how Allin is scrawny, small, and Cage is large and muscular. Tazz even urges Cody to not make the match, or it will end in ugly fashion. The match is made at the request of Allin. At the end of the segment, Tazz hands Cage a skateboard, in which Cage breaks with ease with his own bare two hands. “That’s what Brian Cage is going to do to Darby Allin this Saturday.” They walk off menacingly as the match is confirmed for Fight for the Fallen, it’s Darby Allin versus Brian Cage, with a special stipulation being added: the winner will face the AEW TNT Champion at AEW: All Out next month.

Fight For the Fallen – 25th July 2020
Tonight, Darby Allin faces Brian Cage, and while these two have a grudge to settle, the stakes have been immensely heightened, as the winner of this match will get a shot at the AEW TNT Championship at All Out, which is retained yet again by Cody Rhodes in the nights opener. Cage is the first to make his entrance, shortly followed by Allin, who skates to the ring in a composed tone, showing no signs of fear. As soon as he gets into the ring, he lunges for a suicide dive, flinging himself to the outside of the ring and flooring Cage.

Brian Cage vs Darby Allin
Allin is quickly overwhelming Cage, he begins to bash Cage’s head into the ring post repeatedly after the suicide dive! He gets him inside of the ring, Allin ascends to the top rope, he goes for a Coffin Drop early, but Cage rolls out of the way just in time, retreating into the corner to regain his senses while Tazz hypes him up. He gets back to his feet, Allin quickly maneuvers around the athletic beast that is Brian Cage, Allin repeatedly strikes him, but Cage is able to get a grasp on his opponent and toss him over to the turnbuckle with ease, Allin being flung over the top rope and out onto the outside.
Back inside the ring, Cage lays out a vicious beatdown, even expressing some moves he has never used before to impress the audience that is the AEW roster, but Allin is always able to get back up to his feet, which becomes a recurring theme. We know very well that Allin is a daredevil, he feels no pain, and if there’s one thing that Cage dishes out on a regular basis, it is pain himself. A fascinating narrative begins to be told in the match, of Allin surviving the beatdown. Cage tries to put Allin away with moves such as the GMSI Facebuster and the Lights Out STO, but Allin keeps on kicking out. Cage pulls out a side yet to be explored in his wide array of moves, he ascends to the top rope, he goes for the double jump moonsault, BUT ALLIN GETS HIS KNEES UP!
Allin begins to pile offense on Cage, Springboard moonsaut, an arm drag that flings Cage to the outside, Allin hits a suicide dive, he goes for another, and connects it, Cage is on his knees, Allin rebounds off the ropes and goes for another, but CAGE CATCHES ALLIN, BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX ONTO THE CONCRETE! He gets Allin back inside of the ring, who urges Cage to enter a striking exchange. They both begin to strike eachother, trading stiff shots, until Cage pulls out a headbutt, Allin falls to his knees, BUT GETS BACK UP! CAGE IS INFURIATED, HE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HE HAS TO DO, he goes for the Chainlink, however Allin falls out of it, he goes for a roll-up pin, 1…2… Cage kicks out, Cage goes for the Discus Lariat Tornado Claw, but Allin dodges and Cage instead takes out the ref! He turns behind him, LOW BLOW!
Cage collapses to the canvas, Allin goes to the top rope, he connects a COFFIN DROP! He gets the ref up, he goes for the cover, 1…2… CAGE KICKS OUT! Allin doesn’t hesitate, however, he goes to the top rope, he goes for another Coffin Drop, but Cage stops him before he can do so, HE HITS A TOP ROPE SPANISH FLY! HOW HAS CAGE, A MAN OF THAT SIZE, DONE THAT?! Cage gets Allin up, he connects a Weapon X! He goes for the cover, 1…2…3!
Brian Cage def. Darby Allin (9 minutes)
Cage has survived, but barely! Allin gave Cage a hell of a challenge, but the Path of Cage runs through Fight for the Fallen, and it is now headed for All Out, as the first match of the Chicago card is announced, where Brian Cage will fight Cody Rhodes for the AEW TNT Championship! Cage doesn’t celebrate his win, because of how close it was, how Allin was just seconds away from winning the match and would’ve done if he didn’t have to get the ref up. Cage leaves with Tazz, victorious as his undefeated streak continues.

AEW Dynamite – 29th July 2020
Cody defends the AEW TNT Championship in an Open Challenge successfully against Colt Cabana. After the match, Cody cuts a promo, vowing to maintain the TNT Championship past All Out, and he says that he will take the responsibility of ridding the threat that is Brian Cage, because he was the one that let him into AEW doors. Getting over his head, Cody says that Brian Cage, under his muscles, is a coward. The cameras follow Cody backstage, as he is confronted by Cage himself, who wants Cody to back up his comments in the ring, or he’ll be the coward in the situation. Cody stands his ground, and despite being urged by Brandi to walk away from the altercation, he puts the TNT Championship in Brian’s face, who slaps it away. The two butt heads, Brian begins to walk away at the command of Tazz, but when Cody makes a personal comment, Cage turns around and charges at Cody, a brawl ensuing backstage Tazz, The Bucks, Brandi, all try to split it up, but the two All Out opponents go at each other in a brutal brawl segment, ending with Cage powerbombing Cody onto a car. When he is looking to inflict more damage, Cody’s brother, Dustin, intervenes, pushing Cage away, who stops his attack.

AEW Dynamite – 5th August 2020 – Brian Cage vs Dustin Rhodes
Fighting for the sake of Cody, who takes the week off injured, Dustin knows that he won’t be able to beat Cage, but he can do his best to hurt him and try to humiliate him, which makes for an interesting narrative as Dustin uses smart and co-ordinated strategies to get on the front foot, but Cage is just too overwhelming for him, as a slowly-paced match develops into a horror of a squash match as Cage begins to surge forward in the match, gaining all momentum, as he looks to make a statement to Dustin’s brother, Cody, his opponent for All Out. Cage plants Dustin with a Chainlink, he watches Dustin stagger to his feet, he spits at Cage in the face, as Cage plants his opponent with a Tornado Claw to put him out of his misery and win the match here on Dynamite.

AEW Dynamite – 12th August 2020
Cody Rhodes returns from the weeks absence, the TNT Champion cutting an in-ring promo on Dynamite, perhaps the most fiery promo yet. He discusses the backstage brawl, Cage’s demolishing of Cody’s brother last week on Dynamite. He builds up a fire in his tone, as he makes the feud personal. Instead of Cage coming out, his business partner, Tazz, comes out. Tazz and Cody have back and forth, Tazz saying that he has a quest with Cage to make AEW their own, and the one nae they need to take down to achieve that is Cody Rhodes. Tazz says that the figure that he presented Cage when he first joined AEW for the contract was laughable, and if he can’t do it through it through speech, then Brian Cage will physically show Cody Rhodes at All Out why he is the biggest, the best, and the baddest man in the AEW Locker Room. Cody goes to exit the ring, before hitting a Cross Rhodes on Tazz, to prove that he isn’t the hero here, he just has a grudge with Brian Cage that is to be settled at All Out in two weeks.

AEW Dynamite – 19th August 2020 – Cody Rhodes and Kenny Omega vs Brian Cage and Adam Page
In a huge hype up match before All Out, two matches get a preview, as Cody teams with Elite partner Kenny Omega, as they face their respective All Out opponents, Brian Cage and Adam Page. These two teams have a FANTASTIC main event tag team match, Brian Cage involved in his first AEW main event in what folds out to be a fantastic match. While we don’t see a lot in the terms of previews for the All Out matches, we do get some interesting tandem offense and Brian Cage going on a mad one, plus some interesting exchanges between Cage and Omega that hints a clash down the line. Later on in the match, Omega is pinned after Page connects a Buckshot Lariat, in which Omega then falls into a Drill Claw, Page holding Cody down so Cage can get the pinfall win in this FANTASTIC tag team match.
Brian Cage and Adam Page def. Kenny Omega and Cody Rhodes (21 minutes)
This match didn’t reveal much about the matches that are happening at All Out, but it was a worthy preview to the PPV, which has some amazing matches on store. After the match, Page/Omega and Cage/Cody both face down, the stage set for perhaps AEW’s most stacked card, as the crowds will return at the Sears Center for All Out on August 30th.

AEW Dynamite – 26th August 2020
On the build to All Out, there is hype promos for the matches, most notably the bout between Cody and Brian Cage. For Cage’s vignette, we see Tazz lead a gruelling gym workout in which we see him complete superhuman feats, showing off his true strength. We see Cody do conditioning training, and also doing some more brash training as he prepares to face an opponent like Brian Cage, yet to lose in singles competition. Tazz sits down in his vignette and discusses how Cody doesn’t value Cage in AEW, and the ego that Cody has developed over the course of AEW’s growth. On the other hand, Cody comments on his match this weekend, saying that if Cage continues on the rampage that he’s on, he’s going to destroy the AEW roster and its going to create an unhealthy environment. He’s representing his brother, the whole AEW locker room, the whole damn company, this weekend when he shows down with Brian Cage over the TNT Championship.

AEW All Out – 29th August 2020
The first show back to have a crowd, Sears Center is sold out as fans prepare to see live wrestling for the first time in 6 months, the card is stacked and the stage is set, All Elite Wrestling returns to it’s stomping grounds, Chicago, as a red hot crowd are welcomed to All Out! Here is the card on offer for the show:
- The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Santana and Ortiz) def. Best Friends and Orange Cassidy
- AEW Tag Team Championship: SoCal Uncensored def. MJF and Wardlow ©
- Brodie Lee def. Matt Hardy
- AEW Women’s Championship: Britt Baker def. Hikaru Shida ©
- AEW TNT Championship: Brian Cage vs Cody Rhodes ©
- FTR def. The Young Bucks
- No Disqualification: Adam Page def. Kenny Omega
- AEW World Championship: Pac def. Jon Moxley © vs Lance Archer
The fifth match of the night is the TNT Championship clash between Brian Cage and Cody Rhodes, one of the most heavily anticipated matches of the night has the crowd riled-up for this fantastic TNT Championship clash.
The challenger, Brian Cage, makes his entrance first, imposing himself and receiving heat from the Chicago crowd. The champion, Cody Rhodes, then makes his entrance, the champion gets pyro, theatrics and a worthy Chicago entrance. The introductions are made, and the bell rings, Brian Cage vs Cody Rhodes, TNT Championship on the line.

Brian Cage vs Cody Rhodes © for the AEW TNT Championship
Cody hypes up the crowd, before entering the first tie-up, and it’s very clear that Brian Cage has brought his A-Game. He completely dismantles Cody, who is busted open early as an opponent like Cage is worthy of making Cody bleed. Cody makes desperate attempts to try and fight back into the match, Brandi mercilessly encouraging Cody to get back into the match as he falls victim to a methodical meatdown at the hands of Brian Cage, who laughs at Cody’s struggle and suffering during the match. The bout absolutely kills the crowd, as Cage DOMINATES, with no signs of a comeback or a resurgence for the American Nightmare.
Cody eventually does find a break when he slips out of the Drill Claw and pushes Cage into an exposed turnbuckle, he goes for a roll-up pin for a near fall, he then locks in the Figure Four Leglock as he desperately pulls out all of the stops in his first stint of offense in the match. Cage eventually powers out of the submission, and he takes control with a sudden Tornado Claw lariat. Similar to John Cena vs Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam 2014, the match devolves into a squash match as Cody is not able to get ANY offense in.
He kicks out of a Chainlink and a Weapon X. Cage toys with Cody a little more, getting all of the heat from the crowd, before he decides to finish the match, he deadlifts a motionless Cody, coated in blood, and he plants him with a Drill Claw, he goes for the cover, 1…2…3! The Chicago audience watch in shock as a new AEW TNT Championship is crowned here at All Out.
Brian Cage def. Cody Rhodes © (15 minutes)
A miserable match, Brian Cage completely destroys Cody Rhodes, humiliating him on his own stage. Without merely breaking a sweat, Brian Cage is deemed the winner as he defeats one of AEW’s largest stars, winning the TNT Championship in the process. The path of Cage continues in convincing fashion, as he is riddled with a flurry of boos as Tazz praises him and Cody receives medical attention. Brian Cage lifts up the TNT Championship, having won his first piece of All Elite Wrestling championship gold here in Chicago at All Out. A convincing win for Brian Cage, he is able to defeat Cody Rhodes in convincing fashion.
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2020.06.24 15:36 TopGolfUFO An in Depth Look at the Tyler Davis Case

The name Barbara Anne Hackman Taylor is famous among internet sleuths. She was a Jane Doe known as Tent Girl before she was identified by Todd Matthews in 1998, just a year after he’d made a website for her. Matthews had married the daughter of the man who’d found her remains 30 years prior, and decided he wanted to find closure for her, and after many hours scouring the internet, he did it. Cold case enthusiasts take this as an example of armchair detective work done right, and there are plenty of other examples, the Strongsville Jane Doe and Lavender Doe being a few other newsworthy cases. Reddit and websleuths are full of people who volunteer their time looking for matches between missing people on the Charley Project and unidentified remains on Namus, and with the help of facebook, a picture of a missing person can reach more eyes than ever before and at record times.
However, all of the added exposure and interest that the internet can bring isn’t always a good thing. When Tyler Davis vanished from the Easton shopping complex in 2019, his wife quickly decided to appeal to the internet for help in order to get as many people as possible keeping an eye out for him. She didn’t realize she was also opening up her own life to the scrutiny of the internet as armchair detectives scrambled to solve the case. Through the disappearance of Tyler Davis, we’ll explore what it looks like when someone vanishes in today's social media filled world, and the consequences for their loved ones.
Brittany met her husband Tyler at work in 2013, Tyler was her boss but the two became fast friends. Their relationship evolved from friendly co-workers to best friends to romantic partners. Brittany said nobody can make her laugh like Tyler does, she also described him as a wonderful father and husband, truly a “great provider.” In 2017 Brittany and Tyler were married and they had a son who they named Aaron. They lived in Wilmington, Ohio, a small town nestled between Cincinnati and Columbus. It is consistently mentioned as one of the best small towns in America and a wonderful place for suburban families who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city without being too far from its comforts. In true Ohio fashion Wilmington’s favored hometown crop, corn, has a dedicated festival every year and Wilmington boasts of being the birthplace of the banana split.
The couple lived a quiet life, more content to spend a quiet evening at home than a wild one out on the town. Both Tyler and Brittany worked nights. He would often get home around 4 am, and she worked well into the early morning hours as a bartender. Despite the challenges presented by their unique schedules, they made sure to find time to spend together. Every year they made a special trip, even if it was just for a day, on both their birthdays and their anniversary.
Brittany’s birthday was February 24th, and the couple had planned a weekend getaway to nearby Columbus. In the early morning hours of February 23rd 2019 Tyler got home from work around 4AM. He’d been pulling extra hours and was tired, but excited for the trip he and Brittany had planned the next day. They both went to bed around 5 am and were planning on getting up early enough to meet Tyler’s parents in Columbus around noon. However they both overslept, waking up around 12:30 and not getting out of the house until after one. Eventually they met up with Tyler’s parents at an outback Steakhouse on Stringtown road and enjoyed a relaxing lunch with them. Following lunch they left their son with his grandparents and headed north, stopping at a speedway gas station on Stringtown before the 71 on-ramp to get gas.
They arrived at their Hilton hotel around 4 or 5 pm, and got settled in. The couple had contacted their friends that lived in Columbus, Brittany’s friends had been busy, but luckily one of Tyler’s close friends was free. He made the quick ten-minute drive from his house over to Easton. The friend's name was Schon Hughes, and although his name was initially withheld from the public, the lead detective on the case used it freely in a press conference, and Schon himself has since given an interview thus his name is already in the public record.
Schon and Tyler had been friends for years, and although Schon moved an hour away to Columbus, they would still take the time to visit each other. When Tyler knew he wanted to propose to Brittany, Schon had even helped him design her engagement ring.
When Schon arrived at the Hilton, Brittany was just finishing up getting ready for their evening out. The trio hung around and caught up for a while and watched what Brittany described as “some trashy tv”. They lazed around until around 8:30 when they decided to go out on the town. They were planning on shopping and getting a couples massage the next day, so mostly just wanted to drink a bit and explore.
They had drinks at bar Louie and Adobe Gilas and were all somewhat inebriated by the time they were finished. Brittany drank mixed drinks, and Tyler had shots, and it was actually the first time ever the couple had gone out to a bar to drink together. Brittany was only 23, they had a young son, and she worked at a bar for her job, so any of these factors could have been contributing factors to their dry past. It is also possible that they just weren’t big drinkers. Either way, Brittany was feeling adventurous and suggested the three go to a strip club, as she’d never been before and wanted to see what it was like.
Following Brittany’s suggestion, they ordered an uber and decided to head to the Dollhouse, a strip club in a nice part of town. They ended up hanging out and drinking until around 2:30AM and at one point Brittany went out to smoke. She was hesitant to leave her drink at the bar since she knew to never leave a drink alone, but the bar had a strict policy about not allowing guests to bring drinks outside. She ended up leaving it and Tyler helped her finish it later. They had fun, and Brittany said they met some “very nice girls”. Not being from the area they weren’t exactly sure when the bar closed, but at one point Brittany went to the bathroom for a few minutes near the end of the night, when she returned the lights were on. Closing time had snuck up on them, and the bouncer was arguing with Tyler and his friend, saying they had to leave right that minute, but Tyler insisted they had to wait for Brittany. The bouncer seemed skeptical and was trying to get them out of the bar, but when he saw Brittany return, the tension diffused and they left. As pointed out in her True Crime Garage interview, the bouncer may have been confrontational because he was used to seeing men trying to hang around after close to bother the girls who worked there.
One review of the Dollhouse mentions a patron out for the night alone, who suspected his drink was spiked with GHB. He said he blacked out after three drinks and doesn’t remember the rest of the night, but his girlfriend said two men dropped him off at his apartment late in the night, covered in cuts and bruises. His card had been maxed out at $2000. He said he filed a police report, but no follow up to the review was posted, and no other reviews mention this. Other negative reviews point to being overcharged, or no “fun” provided with the lap dances, which the owner responded to by saying “They are not a $20 BJ place” so it is worth noting, like with any business some negative reviews may be posted out of spite.
In her Dateline interview, Brittany initially skipped past mentioning the Dollhouse specifically. She just said that they went to various places in the area. The backlash and rampant speculation about the quality of their marriage after this information came out may have been why she wasn’t more forthcoming with that information. To this day, a popular theory on Reddit and Websleuths is that Brittany and Tyler must have been swingers, since they had a male friend with them on Brittany’s birthday, and went to a strip club. And of course, Brittany’s initial omission of the Dollhouse must have meant she had something nefarious to hide.
On the night in question, the trio waited outside for about 20 minutes for an Uber, and Tyler was fairly intoxicated at this point. A girl from the club brought them water and chatted for a minute. When the Uber arrived it was about a 15-20 minute drive back to the hotel and Tyler fell asleep. They got back to the hotel, and the uber driver seemed agitated, because Tyler was confused, and didn’t think they were back at the hotel. He was taking a minute to wake up, and the Uber driver was visibly irritated. Tyler thought he was being kicked out of the Uber early before they got back to the Hilton. Finally, they got out of the car, and Tyler started making a scene since he thought the uber driver left them stranded. He fell at one point and he attempted to flip over a few potted plants, and then stormed off. Brittany’s phone was at 4%, she needed to use the restroom, and Schon told Brittany he would go get Tyler. Tyler only had a 20-25 foot head start, and Schon quickly caught up with him while Brittany went back into the Hilton.
Around 15 minutes later at 3:37 AM Tyler called Brittany back to apologize and say he was just taking a walk and smoking, and would be back soon. In an interview in April of 2019 Schon said that Tyler was absolutely the type to storm off when drinking, he’d done it before and Schon wasn’t about to chase him around all night. Brittany disagreed with this. But she had never been out on the town drinking with Tyler before, whereas Schon had known him for years, and had seen him drinking many times. When asked if they’d had an argument, Schon said it wasn’t so much an argument as him telling Tyler “Hey man, get your ass back to your wife, she’s crying”
Shortly afterward Schon returned to the Hilton and found Brittany standing outside waiting for Tyler. They went back up to the room and Schon reassured Brittany that Tyler just needed to blow off some steam. He told her not to worry and that she should get some sleep
Schon talked to Tyler over the phone around 3:42 for about 8 minutes. He sounded coherent. Schon told him that Brittany was in bed and safe, and Tyler said he was going to try and figure out how to get back. Schon told him to just look for the giant building with the H on the side.
Using digital forensics, CPD traced Tyler’s route on foot from 3:20-3:53 AM. He meandered from the entrance to the Hilton, and ended up in the Easton circle around 3:40 when he was talking to Schon over the phone. Eventually, he ended up near Abbott labs, then started heading toward the Hilton. His last location showed him at the intersection of Steltzer rd and Morse crossing. At this point, he asked his phone to take him to Easton Suites at 3:51. At 3:53 his phone location shut off and CPD could no longer track his location, but he was still near the intersection of Morse and Steltzer rd.
At 4:10 AM Tyler called Brittany again to say he was walking through the woods and could see the hotel. He said he would be there shortly, in five minutes. In the True Crime Garage episode, Brittany stressed that she and Tyler were not outdoorsy people by any means. She said Tyler could look at “three trees in a circle” and call that the woods. They stayed away from the outdoors so much that Tyler managed to still own the same pair of shoes he’d worn in college. There aren’t any seriously wooded areas near Easton, but there are patches of woods, and a wetland area near Abbot labs. It’s enough woods to temporarily get lost in, but one could find their way out walking in any direction for five minutes or so. There are four wooded areas within a half-mile of Tyler’s last phone ping.
Many news sources didn’t report this last phone call accurately. Brittany stressed that Tyler was not confused in this phone call and sounded coherent, but several sources took Tyler’s earlier confusion in the Uber to mean he was confused and incoherent during this phone call. Brittany maintains this was not true, He sounded like he knew where he was. Online sleuths would later criticize Brittany for not being more worried about her “confused and incoherent' husband based on this misreported information. Immediately after the 4:10 call disconnected, Tyler called Brittany back, but when she picked up the line there was just silence for about four seconds. Brittany called him right back, but his phone went straight to voicemail.
Shortly after this, Brittany and Schon walked in opposite directions on the road in front of the hotel to look for Tyler. They didn’t see him, and Brittany was worried, but Schon thought she was overreacting, and they had a mild disagreement. At this point, Tyler had been walking around for nearly an hour without a coat, and while the high that day was 56, the low was 29, and it was a bit windy and rainy on and off. At 4:15 am footage of what the police initially thought was Tyler walking back to the hotel was shown, but this was actually Schon walking back. This incorrect picture was shown during a press conference, but Brittany corrected it on her TCG appearance.
Around 4:30 AM, Schon went home, since he lived about 10 minutes away. Brittany called a few friends for advice, and they told her she was probably worrying too much, and that Tyler would walk through the door at any moment, and everything would be fine. Her friend Harlee talked with her for a while and reassured her that everything was fine. Brittany found it hard to be calm though and called nearby jails, and hospitals, thinking Tyler might have ended up in the drunk tank.
In the early hours of the next morning Brittany got ahold of an old roommate Adam, who arrived at Easton around 8AM. They drove around, thinking maybe Tyler had passed out on a bench. She called her in laws around 9 or 9:30 to tell them what was going on and Tyler’s father started driving up to Easton.
She then called Columbus Police around 10:30-11AM to report Tyler missing. When the police met with her, she gave them a detailed account of his description, and what he was wearing. He was 29 at the time, with brown hair and brown eyes, 5’10 weighing approximately 170 pounds, and wearing dark jeans, a white t-shirt and a dark green flannel. He also has a distinctive birthmark on his arm, going across his chest and up to his neck. The birthmark is visible in a t-shirt. The CPD officer told her that “A 29 year old man can go missing of his own accord, if he chooses” and informed her that there wasn’t much they could do unless he was gone for 72 hours.
Her father in law arrived shortly after and started walking around Easton, looking for his son. Brittany went back to her in-law's house to be with her son for part of the day, but joined her father at Easton to help search in the evening. Brittany and her father in law kept searching until dark. At 1 am they got Easton security involved and let the Hilton know what was going on, and the manager on duty agreed to start pulling footage to look for something useful. A few more friends joined in the search before the day was through. At 8am the next day they stopped searching on foot
Since that day at least six searches have been conducted of the four wooded areas near Easton. Volunteers and dogs from Search and Rescue OH combed the areas looking for clues. The Columbus dive team searched the Wetlands, and equisearch looked at two ponds in the immediate area. Helicopters flew over the area when the weather became more dry, hoping to maybe spot something in the wetlands that they hadn’t found before, but all of the searches turned up nothing. Brittany, along with friends and family, still occasionally band together to distribute flyers in the Easton area, and Brittany still calls Tyler’s phone every day.
In March of 2019 Brittany started the Bring Tyler Davis Home facebook group. She posted information about Tyler and the night he vanished, and the group currently has nearly 10,000 members. As more people joined, Brittany and her family had to moderate and remove posts with rampant speculation. She was then accused of trying to shape the narrative. While criticizing her, online sleuths shared a speeding ticket she got when she was just sixteen years old. They also rifled through her mother, Melissa’s past, at one point saying she had an extensive criminal record. The accusing poster quickly realized they had the wrong Melissa Fields, but rather than apologize, pointed at Melissa’s driving record which had some minor infractions.
The way some networks aired the story didn’t help, as some would only include bits and pieces of Brittany’s story, and one even clipped her statement about all of the things she loved about Tyler down to just “A great provider” leading people to call her a gold digger and say she was just using him for money. One theory on websleuths claims that the reason Tyler was so tired was that Brittany was forcing him to work extra hours so she could have a “nest egg” saved up for when she killed him.
True Crime enthusiast Katie Frederick got banned from Brittany’s group, and started her own called True Crime Junkies - Tyler Davis Missing, Case Discussion. Frederick made it to be a place where people could openly speculate. In Brittany’s group, posts accusing her of murder or criticizing her appearance that added no value to the group were banned, as well as speculation and news stories every time a body was found in Columbus. Brittany was reading all of it, and friends who helped run the group asked people not to post such content.
Frederick’s group allowed for open discussion, much of which was centered on accusing Brittany of involvement in Tyler’s disappearance. Frederick had initially gotten involved after reading about Tyler’s disappearance on a smiley face killer theory page. This theory claims that men in their twenties who fall into bodies of water while out drinking are actually killed by a gang of serial killers. It’s called the Smiley Face Killer theory, because the supposed calling card of this killer or killers is that smiley face graffiti can be found near where the body was recovered or entered the water. Since Tyler Davis is often mentioned in the same breath as Joey Labute Jr. and Brian Shaffer, who are both associated with the theory, some subscribe to that idea. Joey Labute Jr’s body was found in the Scioto River near Scioto Audubon metro park, and Brian Shaffer is often mentioned with the smiley face theory because he was a drunk man in his twenties, which is the supposed demographic. Since Tyler was a drunk man in his twenties, and there are wetlands near Abbot labs, believers of the theory have been speculating about Tyler Davis since very early on in the case.
Early on Brittany got involved with Lori Davis, who runs the Missing in Ohio facebook group. Lori Davis is a Columbus local who also runs the missing website for Brian Shaffer, and had been very close with Brian Shaffer’s family. Lori helped Brittany assemble a detailed timeline of events the night Tyler vanished, by putting together receipts and phone records. In April of 2019 Britany would go on True Crime Garage, a prolific podcast local to Columbus. Brittany would use her timeline and notes from that night to ensure she was saying accurate information.
After her true crime garage appearance, people accused Brittany of sounding scripted, since she was partly reading from notes she’d compiled since Tyler’s disappearance. The co-host of TCG, the Captain said in her defense “she has very detailed accounts and people were like, 'She sounds scripted.' Well, if your loved one went missing, I'd hope you'd sit down and write down all the facts and anything you can remember, too.
In the first part of the True Crime garage episode, Schon’s name was accidentally left in at one point, although they had tried to censor it throughout. The next day, people on websleuths were pointing out that it was said, and the Crime Junkies facebook page was cross-referencing Brittany and Tyler’s pages to find a friend named Schon, though the unusual spelling threw them off. Wanting to help his friend, Schon had posted information about Tyler on his page, and given out his personal number. Online sleuths quickly connected the dots, and eventually someone posted Schons’ name, phone number and home address on websleuths. Possibly facebook as well but if it was posted there it has quickly been deleted. It was just one day after the release of the podcast that all of Schon’s information was made available to the public.
On may 6th Schon would call True Crime Garage to discuss the case with them and give his account of events. He said that he has been questioned by police, and they looked at him and his wife’s phone records. This small tidbit of information would fuel more pointless facebook discussions, where sleuths would say Schon didn’t “seem like a married man” since he’d gone to a strip club, and been somewhere in the hotel room when Brittany was finishing up showering, meaning he surely must have watched her get dressed. He said there is surveillance footage of them exiting the uber. He also went into detail about a few sightings in Ohio of Tyler. He said they all seemed credible, as they mentioned a man with a distinct birthmark, but none of them ended up being Tyler.
Doxxing was nothing new to Brittany and her mother Melissa. People were threatening to come to Brittany’s house, and calling her to harass her. They called Tyler’s parents as well, and speculation ran rampant that Aaron was actually Schon’s son not Tyler’s. A popular theory online was that the reason Tyler stormed off in the first place was because Brittany and Schon had been flirting. One poster even threatened to call children’s services, alleging that Brittany must have been mistreating her child if she would murder her husband. Meanwhile Schon started getting death threats, and all of the facebook groups involved got more members joining, despite remaining private.
At one point Brittany got involved with ' ‘We can bring you hope” and an organization run by Michelle Helman Bender. Bender got very involved in Tyler’s disappearance, conducting her own “investigation”. Brittany sent Bender her timeline, which included Tyler’s email password, and Bender logged into Tyler’s email. Brittany got a notification that someone in Pennsylvania had accessed Tyler’s email, but quickly realized it was Bender. She changed the password and told the police about the incident.
In July author Andy Downing would write an article for Columbus Alive called “The Disappearance of Tyler Davis and the Rise of the True Crime Complex”. He would truncate and somewhat rework a version of this article to go out in the Dispatch as well. In the Dispatch article, he took the same approach as Dateline, omitting the strip club entirely in the story, even though he’d mentioned it in his longer article. Whether this was done to make the story more family-friendly, or attempt to try and keep the discussion focused on Tyler’s disappearance rather than speculation about his marriage, some online sleuths did not realize that both articles were written by the same man, and once again went into a frenzy about Brittany changing her story. Ironically enough, a quote Brittany said in this article about the news coverage thus far became oddly appropriate "I've done so many interviews, and talked to so many people, and I told everyone the same story each time, but they can all spin it, I'm telling you my story, but I'm not going to write your article, so you can write it in any direction you feel, which is obviously your right. But if I had six different writers and I tell them all the same story, they're not going to write the same thing, which makes people say, 'Her story doesn't match up.' ... This has never happened to me before, so I'm just trying to navigate the waters as best I can."
In the Dispatch version of the article, Columbus police sergeant Daniel Weaver said of the internet and media’s involvement in the case that, "There are so many competing forces involved in this, and it's almost taken on a life of its own, It's hard to discern between valid information and armchair quarterbacks who read into things that just aren't true." He runs the missing persons/exploited children’s unit and said that the case is absolutely still active, but he doesn't want to release any details and add to the social media mess.
These articles interviewed Katie Frederick herself and when asked about her involvement in the case or how her group might affect the investigation, Katie said “That's a hard one to answer because of course, it concerns me, but at the same time I don't think anything we do on Facebook is going to interfere with what they're doing in real life. For the most part, our group is just a discussion group."
In that same article, Brittany disagreed with Frederick’s stance that social media was not harming her case. After having experienced months of the public criticizing her voice, her weight, and her feelings for her husband she said "We've all seen how damaging social media is, and there's going to be a point, regardless of the outcome, regardless if Tyler pops up tomorrow, there's going to be a point maybe 15 years down the road when our son gets online and finds this. He's going to see people talking so badly about his dad and me, and it's just so awful, and I don't think people are considering the gravity of what they're saying and how it can really affect people. I pray to God our son never has to hear about all of that. I really just want Tyler to come home so we can finally move on."
The original posts have been deleted, but at one point the death of Brittany’s father was a huge topic of discussion among the Crime Junkies Facebook group. He passed away on August 29th 2009. He’d been drinking heavily and passed out in his truck, and when a fire started in the engine compartment he never woke up. His body was found the next day, as he’d been idling in his van in an alleyway. Posters speculated that Brittany’s mother Melissa Fields had killed her husband, and Brittany was simply following the family tradition by killing Tyler. One group discussion speculated that the reason Brittany and her mother were so close was that they were both helping each other cover up murders.
During this controversy, a youtube channel specializing in tarot crime readings covered the case. For those unfamiliar with the practice, Tarot readers will sometimes do readings on unsolved cases to try and figure out what happened. In the video, a camera is pointed at two tarot card decks and a pile of crystals. The reader is behind the camera, and selects cards out of view, though you can hear them shuffling in the background to assure viewers that the cards were indeed chosen at random. In the video the reading backs up all of the popular theories, saying that Brittany and Schon were in love and conspired to kill Tyler and that Melissa was under investigation for killing her husband. Melissa is not and was never under investigation for her husband's death, but this YouTuber claims otherwise.
Katie Marie Frederick would at one point attempt to make some form of amends to Brittany by setting up an Amazon wishlist for her. The request went through Melissa, who absolutely refused to give Frederick her address, and assumed she was using the wishlist as a ploy to harass them. It is worth noting that Frederick seemed genuine in her attempt, and Frederick had started banning people who spread any personal information about Brittany or Melissa. However, we know from the Columbus Alive article that at one point online sleuths posted a picture of the van that Melissa’s husband died in, so her attitude is more than understandable.
Though Frederick does at times seem genuine in helping Brittany later on, she posted the 911 call Brittany made and asked if she sounded suspicious, and would blatantly ask her Facebook group to dig into Brittany and Tyler’s lives and see if they were in debt, as that could have been a strain on their marriage.
On July 15th Brittany wrote “Yesterday I attended the Missing Persons Day in Columbus. I connected with different law enforcement offices and organizations that have assisted in the search for Tyler. I met families that are dealing with the same unfortunate circumstance of a missing loved one. I was shocked to see the number of people that deal with this on a daily basis. Please remember to be kind, you never know what anyone else is going through. Cherish your family. Be grateful for what you have. Our family will never stop looking, searching or asking questions. We will remain hopeful & continue to stay positive. I appreciate your support, shares, and prayers in our family's time of distress. Please keep your eyes open, be vigilant & stay safe.”
On July 18th, 2019 it was Aaron’s birthday and Lori Davis posted an amazon wish list for Brittany and Tyler’s son Aaron, saying he loves Winnie the Pooh and Shrek. Support poured in from the group.
On October 3rd 2019 The Columbus Police Department held a press conference to discuss the case with the public. Lead Detective Jason Brammer answered questions and stressed that the wooded areas around Easton had been searched. Brammer and another officer mentioned that the press conference was part of the sheriff's attempts to be more open to the public, in an effort to get the police, the media, and the public to all work together as best as they can and solve the case.
The True Crime Garage episode is still referenced as one of the most detailed accounts of that night, as only a few news articles covered the disappearance. One reporter in the crowd asked Brammer if he was following what people were saying in podcasts at all and he responded with “I do not follow podcasts, I follow evidence”
Brammer was asked a few questions about if he had any theories, or was leaning one way or another in regards to what happened. He simply stressed that he wasn’t letting himself get wrapped up in any theories or lean in any particular direction so that he could keep an open mind and investigate all angles thoroughly as leads came in.
Near the end of the press conference, Brittany was given the floor, and as she started to tear up, Brammer put his hand on her back, encouraging her to keep talking. She asked the public to come forward with anything they knew saying “It’s been a really long time, and I deserve answers”.
That same day Katie Marie Frederick posted on Facebook, apparently after having a change of heart saying “The first thing I want to say is that we have seen evidence that cannot be released publicly. This evidence has led me to believe that Brittany Davis is 100% innocent. Obviously I can not control how any of you feel. However, I do ask that even if you may believe she is guilty, please think about this: what if she isn’t? If she is not guilty then that means she is mourning the loss of her husband and the father of her child.Before you type, ask yourself: is what I’m about to say beneficial to anyone, or am I just being cruel?Brittany has caught a TON of hatred and I just don’t think that is fair. Now I will be the first to admit that a lot of that hatred came from this group that I created and from me specifically. But that stops now. I apologize for all of that and for any pain I have caused Brittany and those who love her and Tyler. Since I made this group we have made a few more. And we have learned a lot. There are many things that I regret and I am so sorry that things got so ugly. I wish I could take back so much of what was said and done. Unfortunately, I cannot. I just ask that moving forward, we focus on Tyler and remember that there are still people here who love him and miss him dearly. As far as any of us KNOW, Brittany is innocent and that makes her a victim in all of this. Some of you may feel otherwise, but a feeling is not evidence.”
Websleuths and Facebook are still rife with people trying to solve the case. One poster on websleuths pointed out that there were many surface-level similarities between this case and that of Brian Shaffer. In both cases the night in question started at a steakhouse, there were two men and one woman out on the town, and the man who eventually vanished left to go off on his own for “mysterious” reasons. Many of the same theories thrown out in the Brian Shaffer case are also mentioned for Tyler, with some people claiming that he must have fallen in the construction of a new Easton parking garage, and is now part of the structure, or saying he ran away to start a new life, in the middle of the night, while he was drunk.
Anytime the case is mentioned on Reddit, the top comments are almost always about Brittany acting suspiciously. Of course, there are statistics to back up why people tend to assume a spouse in foul play. From 1980-2008 16.3 percent of all homicides were committed by an intimate partner, making it nearly one in five. But does a 16.3% chance justify harassing someone who is now raising a young child on her own, and mourning the disappearance of her husband?
Lori Davis occasionally gets calls from Brittany when she’s frustrated with how the case is going, and she’ll talk her through it. Telling her to do what she can, and not let the negativity get to her. But there’s only so much Brittany can do before she’s left with no option but to wait.
In January of 2020 Brittany took and passed a polygraph in relation to her husband's disappearance.
As of March of 2020 Brittany is largely absent on her Facebook group, instead opting to let others post about their missing loved ones. Right now the most recent post is that of Andy Chapman, a man who went missing in 2006. Whenever a body is discovered anywhere near Columbus it gets posted in the websleuths subreddit, and occasionally in the Subreddit about Brian Shaffer. Tyler’s disappearance, perhaps in part due to the controversy, has quickly climbed the ranks to being one of the most well known missing person cases in Columbus, meaning many people know what he looks like, and are keeping an eye out for him. This also means that the numbers in all Facebook groups involved continue to climb, and speculation on all social media platforms shows no signs of stopping.
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2020.06.19 17:57 SaintRidley Wrestling Observer Rewind ★ January 25, 1988

January 25, 1988
Going through old issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and posting highlights in my own words, continuing in the footsteps of daprice82. For anyone interested, I highly recommend signing up for the actual site at f4wonline and checking out the full archives.
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  • February 5 could be the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning of this current wrestling war. No doubt about it that McMahon’s Main Event will be a big success, especially with Andre vs. Hogan headlining and lots of publicity. There’s a good chance it cracks the top 15 weekly ratings, but that’s where things get tricky. If it succeeds, WWF will want to do it again, as will networks. Does this then mean weekly prime time wrestling? Just four years ago it was almost unthinkable that pro wrestling would be on network tv at all, and WWF has had a run of successes all through 1987. They’re firing on all cylinders and drawing big ratings with everything, and that’s the sort of thing networks find appealing. Could this lead to network tv for Crockett? Probably not - no way would Crockett give up the creative control necessary to make their show fit for network tv, and no network would have “you-know-who” (I’m guessing Dusty?) as the showcased star. Dave expects that if this show is a success, we may see WWF getting offered a weekly network deal by fall of 1989 to combat falling ratings (doesn’t that sound like Fox in 2019 making a deal with WWE?). The question is if WWF can put on interesting weekly tv shows long enough to keep interest in the long-term, and Dave’s not sure they can do that. He also isn’t sure Vince will be smart enough to avoid the trap of weekly network tv if the opportunity is there. On the other hand, whatever time they did get would be very lucrative for the duration. So would passing it up even be the smart move? Wrestling as a whole could fall to scandal at any moment, so is the long-term really worth considering too hard?
  • Focusing on the event itself, Andre and Hogan have big pressure on them. Andre’s condition means they can’t do a good match on their own, so they need a good finish and need to gimmick their way around the limitations. Hogan winning cleanly is the bad option - it would kill interest in Hogan’s match for Wrestlemania because nobody will be able to get over to Andre levels to be believable. Andre winning with Hogan challenging at Wrestlemania is the most discussed scenario, but Dave wonders if they’ll mortalize Hogan. It’s a hell of a needle to thread.
  • At the time of writing, Rumble vs. Bunkhouse is one week away. Dave fully expects Crockett’s ppv to fail, based on all indications he has. Dave’s pessimistic about their ppv numbers and the number of homes they’ll clear, and they’ve done a terrible job at hyping things up. The fact of the matter is this: every cable company will compare their performance to WWF (an unfair comparison), and that’s just going to not look good for Crockett. Failure here will make it harder to get the Crockett Cup carried, especially if WWF puts the pressure on after Wrestlemania. One of the companies Dave has contacts with has given indication that the Bunkhouse Stampede isn’t selling at all with them, which is not a good sign.
  • The Midnight Rockers are AWA Tag Team Champions. The December 27 match in Vegas ended with a double pin and the referee awarded the match to the Midnight Express. They’ve since announced that decision was overturned and the Rockers are champions. The real reason is that the Midnight Express have quit the AWA. Randy Rose wasn’t making enough money and wanted a guaranteed contract to keep him coming up from Georgia, and Condrey (who had a guaranteed contract) got his contract cut. So Condrey quit immediately, and Verne apparently didn’t want to keep using them so he didn’t even want to bring them back to do the job. Dave’s not sure where Paul E. Dangerously stands in this, but he’s heard stories indicating he’s still with them and that he’s split from them. Either way, he wasn’t at the most recent AWA taping. The Rockers are still mostly wrestling in Memphis, but expect that to change soon.
  • Good news for Crockett: their tv ratings seem to have stopped dropping and they might be rebounding. Their syndicated package has returned to the top 15 (coming in at number 14, two spots behind the All-Star Wrestling Network package which has 65 fewer stations it’s available on). So it’s good for Crockett that they’re improving, but that comparison to the ASW network means there’s still lots of room for improvement. WWF came in fourth place with their syndicated package.
  • All Japan Women has a big challenge ahead of them as both Dump Matsumoto and Yukari Omori arintend to retire in the Spring. AJW has a retirement rule in place where wrestlers are expected/made to retire at 26, and Omori just turned 26 last week. Matsumoto is 27, but they had waived the rule for her due to her drawing power and because they had no one to take her spot as a top heel. So this past year was spent building Bull Nakano and Condor Saito for that role, and the goal is to phase out Dump over the next two months. Dump, like Devil Masami, reportedly wants to continue wrestling and may tour North America. If used correctly, Dave believes she could make women’s wrestling in the U.S. and gain one of the biggest cult followings in all of wrestling. She’d need to be given the push and let completely loose for it to work, but “her gimmickry is such that she would actually get over more in the U.S. than in Japan.” Dave’s seen how Americans react to her in Japan and how they go to AJW shows just to see her (and more Americans go to AJW shows than go to either New Japan or All Japan), and he really thinks Dump has the potential to be among the biggest things going in America if she were to come over, on the same level as the Road Warriors. The Jumping Bomb Angels have been doing fantastically in WWF, so there could be a spot for Dump there. The only problem is it would mean phasing out most every American woman they have, because the only one they really have who can keep up is Leilani Kai. Anyway, Omori and Matsumoto retiring would mean five of the eight biggest draws for AJW would no longer be working there, leaving Bull Nakano, Lioness Asuka, and Chigusa Nagayo to carry things along as they try to develop new draws.
  • [Memphis] Another week, another week with neither Lawler nor Bill Dundee turning heel. Their January 11 match (ring vs. $5,000) ended in a ref bump and the visual was Dundee pinning Lawler, until Terry Taylor ran in and hit Dundee with a DDT, then beat up Lawler and the match was a no contest.
  • [Memphis] For January 18 they have Lawler putting up his ring against Curt Hennig’s AWA Title. Lawler’s talking about this as any kind of loss will result in Hennig getting the ring, and Dave wouldn’t be surprised if Hennig drops the belt, probably to drop it back to Hennig in Vegas in February at the next tv tapings.
  • [AWA] The last show in the Minneapolis Auditorium will be on February 4 and is being billed as Old Timers Night. They’re bringing in Dick the Bruiser, Kenny Jay, Leo Nomellini, Bronko Nagurski, Billy Robinson, Dr. X, Red Bastien, and Butch Levy for guest appearances, and Curt Hennig vs. Greg Gagne will be the AWA Title match. Otherwise the card is a mystery.
  • Nord the Barbarian’s car commercials have made him the most over wrestler in the Twin Cities after Hogan. AWA is, of course, afraid to push him too much lest he leave and it winds up hurting them. Nord doesn’t work dates outside Minnesota, even.
  • Due to the Winter Olympics coming to Calgary next month, Stampede’s going to have to move from their usual spot in the Pavilion. The Pavilion seats 2000 people, and their shows in February will be in a 1000 seat building.
  • Southern Championship Wrestling’s second tv taping drew 400 and had a couple highlights. Dick Slater said in a promo that when he was through with SCW he’d be more hated than Bill Watts. The other highlight was Bruiser BRody accidentally calling Grizzly Boone Grizzly Smith. The promotion’s figurehead president also confiscated Paul E. Dangerously’s mobile phone.
  • Global in Florida now has Gordon Solie doing tv for them. The Malenko brothers are the best workers, and Solie talks about how much the fans are booing those dastardly Russians even as they get nothing but cheers and are the most over guys in the promotion.
  • The UWF (Japan version) has folded and is closing up, and that’s the only real news in New Japan. The UWF was Akira Maeda and his friends negotiating as a group with New Japan and they had their own business office. With Maeda gone from New Japan, the group has dissolved and been fully absorbed into NJPW. Kazuo Yamazaki is being kept on, and Maeda will probably return in the future. UWF guys will now stop wrestling a different style and won’t sell UWF merchandise at shows anymore.
  • [New Japan] Inoki and Fujinami are teaming again. Dave finds this pretty unsatisfactory and indicative of how any success New Japan is having right now is in spite of their booking, not because of it. They teamed, feuded, never had a singles match, and are now teaming again all without the feud ever coming to anything or getting resolved. Irritating.
  • [World Class] The Freebirds (King Parsons, Terry Gordy, and Buddy Roberts) won the WCCW 6-man tag titles on January 4. The former champs were Kevin Von Erich, Steve Simpson, and Chris Adams. Matt Borne subbed for Kevin in the match as the Birds attacked Von Erich backstage and left him injured, but he came out during the match to interfere and cause a disqualification. And in WCCW titles change on disqualification, so yeah. Anyway, extra funny for Dave is how pointlessly they lied on commentary in the match where Kevin, Steve, and Chris won the titles on Christmas in the first place. They called it the finals of a tournament being held around the country over the past several months, but everyone knows Simpson was out for several months because of a torn retina and only just came back. Not to mention the other guys involved who were either in Japan, not working for World Class, or otherwise occupied. Lying’s baked into the DNA of the business, but that doesn’t mean everything you say has to be a lie.
  • World Class is pushing Ken Mantell’s wrestling school hard on the air. They’re calling it the World Class Academy of Wrestling. It was formerly known as the UWF training center.
  • Mantell’s come up with a hell of a gimmick match idea, and it’ll be the feature on the January 22 Dallas show for WCCW: the Thunderdome match. It’s a ten man elimination tornado cage match pitting Kevin & Kerry Von Erich, the Fantastics, and Chris Adams against the Freebirds, Jack Victory, and John Tatum. There are five sets of handcuffs in each corner, and when a man gets pinned he gets handcuffed to the ropes. When all five members of a team are cuffed, the winners get the keys and can uncuff their guys, after which the referee will leave the ring and they get five minutes to beat up the cuffed and defenseless losers. Dave thinks this sounds like a great match concept and expects a sellout on the strength of it (and no, as much as he’s been ragging on WCCW, there’s no sarcasm there at all - he’s genuinely positive on this).
  • Word this week on WCCW’s ownership is that Mantell owns 30%, but the company’s been restructured and he’s Managing General Partner and calls all the shots. Fritz has called at least one shot, though so…
  • Steve Corey had been helping revive WCCW’s business with spot shows, but some of his ideas lately have been not great. He recently promoted one in combination with a Martina Navratilova vs. Chris Evert-Lloyd tennis exhibition, and Dave thinks there can’t be anything dumber than trying to put in one show a women’s tennis exhibition with pro wrestling. Fortunately the tennis players balked and the show wound up canceled, but jeez.
  • **Last note from WCCW: on the January 4 show they had Brian Adias and Frankie Lancaster vs. Missing Link and Bill Irwin in a first blood match between Wild West and WCCW representatives. Link and Irwin won, and Bill Mercer went on and on about how it was a win for Wild West over World Class, which has Dave thinking at least Crockett did one thing right with their UWF vs. NWA angle. There Crockett had NWA win and come out on top and look superior, which was stupid, but smarter than scuttling Wild West, then having Wild West look better than World Class anyway. The galaxy brain move would have been to not mention promotions at all.
  • WWC from Puerto Rico now airs on channel 41 out of Patterson, New Jersey in the New York area.
  • Dave got a line-up for a January 9 card in Pasadena, Florida for “Women’s Championship Wrestling.” Wendi Richter was listed as world champion, and Luna (Vachon) and Lock (Wenona Littleheart) are there as The Daughters of Darkness.
This appears to be from a bit earlier, but Women's Championship Wrestling
  • Dave’s calling off his hunch about Lawler winning the AWA Title in the short term.
  • [NWA] Dick Murdoch has a great match with Nikita Koloff. That alone is a big surprise, but he’s also giving hilarious promos and has become the highlight of the promotion. Dave doesn’t think their February 6 barbed wire match will be as good, but he’s pleasantly surprised about Murdoch putting on his working boots.
  • [NWA] Barry Windham vs. Tully Blanchard for the Western States Title on January 15 (to air January 23) was awful. It went almost half an hour, and 17 minutes in they did a bit where Barry injured his leg and limped for the rest of the match. Near the end, he did a flying clothesline and the referee counted to two before stopping, expecting the bell to ring for a time limit draw. But the bell didn’t ring. So he looked at a replay and called for the match to resume, only for Flair and Arn to run in, with Luger running in to make the save, with the Horsemen beating Luger up and wanting Windham to join them. Several fans jumped the rails and ran into the ring to attack the Horsemen and had to be dragged out, and in the end Luger and Windham shook hands. Dave says scrap any notions of Windham being the fourth horseman (he considers that Steve Williams probably has too many Japan commitments, and that really just leaves Ron Garvin which won’t happen), because it looks like they have no candidates lined up. Au contraire, Dave. They’re just slow-burning Windham’s heel turn. Wait until April.
Watch: Barry Windham vs. Tully Blanchard for the Western States Title
  • Once again we have a letter asking for coverage of POWW and GLOW. There’s more space in the issues now that Dave’s gone to two columns, so coverage of them and of more international wrestling from England, South Africa, and Mexico would be welcome. Seems like Dave’s got a small, but vocal subset of subscribers clamoring for more coverage of women’s wrestling at home as well as abroad.
  • Roddy Piper’s The Highwayman pilot is going to be picked up. Piper is probably not going to be involved in the series going forward, though. In other news, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, and Lex Luger were in a pilot for Canadian tv called “Learning the Ropes.” It’s about Lyle Alzado (who was also involved in the pilot for The Highwayman and also won’t be involved in the series going forward) as a single father schoolteacher with two kids who works as a wrestler on the weekends. They made four pilots and it’s set up as a half hour sitcom. Not sure yet if it’ll be picked up, but the letter writer who gives us these bits of info about these projects promises to let us know if she can find out.
  • Roddy Piper is also going to be the lead in John Carpenter’s next movie, which is a great sign for him having a future in Hollywood. It’s a little movie called They Live.
  • Iron Sheik appears to be returning to WWF. Dave expects him and Bubba Rogers to debut on the January 26-27 tapings.
  • Wrestlemania IV won’t be at the Superdome. Dave’s not sure where it will be, but the Superdome, Kingdome, and Silverdome are all booked for the NCAA basketball tournament. Dave’s been told they’ll be at a 20,000 seat arena, but only a few know for sure and they’re keeping their lips sealed.
  • Joel Watts (son of Bill) quit WWF’s tv crew and is apparently getting out of the wrestling business. I’m gonna blindly blame Kevin Dunn.
THURSDAY: Bunkhouse Finals and Royal Rumble, NWA bleeding talent, Starrcade buyrate revised, and more
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