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2017.03.04 10:10 CarterMurphyTec PS4 Support

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2023.03.30 19:31 awcheese Upgrade suggestions from my 2016 build

My 2016 PC is struggling to run newer games on all but the lowest graphics settings. I'd love any suggestions on what parts would be the most important to upgrade, and what parts I could continue using. Suggestions for new parts would be welcome too. My budget for the upgrade is $1000. Thanks!
[PCPartPicker Part List](

**CPU** [Intel Core i3-6100 3.7 GHz Dual-Core OEM/Tray Processor]( $209.95 @ Amazon
**Motherboard** [MSI H110I Pro Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard]( -
**Memory** [TEAMGROUP Elite Plus 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 CL16 Memory]( -
**Storage** [Samsung 850 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive]( -
**Video Card** [MSI GAMING X Radeon RX 480 4 GB Video Card]( -
**Case** [Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Desktop Case]( $49.99 @ Amazon
**Power Supply** [SeaSonic G 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply]( -
**Monitor** [Acer XF240H 24.0" 1920 x 1080 144 Hz Monitor]( -
*Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts*
**Total** **$259.94**
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2023.03.30 19:29 frikyfriky11 Infotainment works with no audio (sometimes)

Infotainment works with no audio (sometimes)
Hello everybody!
Big time lurker here, asking for some help from you. Please excuse my English, not my native language (I’m Italian).
I have a 2013 Mk7 with the big screen infotainment system (see the picture), don’t really know what it is called with all those MIB names they’ve got (if you know the precise name of mine that would be very nice to know).
It’s been over a year since the last time the audio was ok in this car… suddenly one day no audio was being played, no radio, no Bluetooth, no GPS, no nothing… the only thing that works are the parking sensor beeps.
From that day, it’s been a lottery every time I start the car, let me explain. Sometimes I start the car and everything works just fine, sometimes (most of the times) I start the car and no audio comes out, even though everything works fine. It also happened that, in the rare occasions when the audio works, it sounded a bit distorted but not every time. Another thing to notice is that most of the times if the audio does not work, it won’t work for the rest of the ride, same thing when it works. Sometimes it happens that it begins working suddenly after some time driving around.
Things I tried so far:
  • Keep the power (left knob) pressed until the infotainment reboots: 1 out of 100 times it works
  • Turn the car off and on again: never worked
  • Unplug the battery and wait half an hour: never worked
  • Keep the CAR button pressed, then go to the software update page and try to update without doing it for real, then go back to the radio: found this in a video on YouTube, never worked
  • Throwing a couple of punches to the glovebox unit from the desperation: never worked, but didn’t expect it to work
  • Tried asking for a software update at the dealership, but they scared me when they told me that it could end up corrupting the unit and needing to replace everything… I’m a programmer and I know that firmware updates are nasty, so I’m keeping that as a last resort, plus I don’t see how a software update could solve an issue that came out of the blue…
Please please please tell me I’m not the only one that has ever had this problem, and also please tell me it’s not the entire infotainment that needs to be changed, because those are some 3.000+ euros easily…
Sorry for the wall of text but I don’t want to ask for help without showing that I already tried the most common things, I don’t want to waste your time and I’m more than happy to answer more question if you have any to help me troubleshoot this strange issue.
Thanks for any help, anything will be very much appreciated!
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2023.03.30 19:26 Twinfold Back in the day it was advised to shutdown your laptop before transporting it (I'd assume because of the mechanical hard drives) - is that still the case?

Or can I just close the lid and throw it in my bag before commuting home?
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2023.03.30 19:25 GoBestfriend- 00’ Nissan Maxima, Caliper Replacement Brake Bleed Problems

I met a local mobile mechanic service, I’ve dealt with this gentlemen a few times it was a weekend job, Which is why i. choose him as i needed my car for work. my brake caliper driver side froze up, Luckily right when i got to work, i called him up. And he came while i was at work. And allowed me to “front” or “borrow” the labor cost. Until payday which was today, after the repair (3 Days ago) i called him after work and told him my brakes were still spongy and going to the floor. The guy informed me about (air displacement in the brake line) telling me that a repeated pump off the brakes would eventually get the rest of the air out of the brakes, i took his advice, so fast forward. To this morning. maybe 30-40mph. Going threw a green light. The car in front of me slammed there brakes hard of course they had 100% braking power, so i react naturally as a lot of other humans and slammed my brakes. Will i still have air in my brake line if working on “Air displacement“ so i didnt have 0.1 seconds to pump my brake to stop a stop. my brake pedal went straight to the floor. And i tapped the back of the car as light as a feather. Thank god no extra damage occur just scratches on my front and his back, police seen it happen made the report etc… we went on about our days
as i receive my direct deposit a few minutes after that happens i stop and think about what just happened i owe this guy $100 for a caliper replacement and what i thought a brake bleed,
this accident was super super minor. . But what happens when im driving 60 mph. and another car, slams brakes at a yellow light, or what happens when im going 50 mph. And someone pulls out in front of me. Or what happens when im going 80mph and someone merges in front of me. What happens when a child or dog. runs into the street and 1000 more Scenarios. I could type , i should have 100% brake power.

I don’t feel like i should pay this guy ANYTHING, but after fighting with my better side. At the minimum. I would pay for labor for the caliper change. ,
what do you guys think? Please give me a answer while in my shoes. And also the mechanics shoes.
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2023.03.30 19:25 DreamerAwakeLore Hard Drives not recognized by Motherboard in new build

Hello all, I have just built a new gaming rig with all new parts aside from 3 hard drives I was planning to move over from an old PC. Unfortunately, after getting everything set up and put together, I can boot to BIOS, but the PC cannot see any of the attached drives. Specs as follows:
- MSI Pro B650-P wifi Motherboard
- EVGA Supernova 650 GT PSU
- AMD Ryzen 5 7600X CPU
- Trident Z5 RGB 2x16GB RAM
- Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 GPU
All 3 Drives are Sata drives, one SSD and two non-solid-state Disk Drives.
Initially I had only the SSD in, planning for that to be my primary boot drive. The computer immediately powered on and went to BIOS, so I tried installing windows. The installation media let me know after a few of the installation steps passed that it couldn't find any drives.
At this point I powered down, swapped out my SATA power and data cables to rule out any issue with those, still nothing. I tried one of the non-solid-state drives as well and noticed that it wasn't spinning up at all when the computer received power.
At this point I took out my GPU, I updated my MB BIOS to rule out a driver issue there, and tried a few more different SATA power and data cables I had lying around, including the ones from the old PC which were working with these drives just fine yesterday.
Failing that, I tried using each of the 6pin SATA and Peripheral ports on the PSU to no avail (none of them will cause the disk drive to spin up), and then each of the 6 sata data ports on the MB. A friend asked me to try to power just the disk drive using the old computer's PSU and the paper-clip trick, this also didn't work to power up the drive, which makes me worry that at some point I just fried all the drives while testing, but I never did anything to my knowledge that should have caused that.
At this point I have no idea of what might be wrong, and no further ideas of what to try. I am open to the idea that either the PSU or drives are faulty for one reason or another, but I don't want to just keep throwing drives at the PSU to test if it is indeed frying each one I plug into it.
Any help would be much appreciated!
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2023.03.30 19:25 TranquilAbyss Has anyone else find listing to a song repeat works like mediation?

I was wondering if other people found this worked for them. When I bus as a kid I would listen to a cd and pick my favorite songs and skip all the other songs.
What would happen after doing this all school year was I would mentally get to a point on the bus drive will I was in like a controlled day dream. It was like all senses were ignored even though eyes were open and I would stop hearing the music. I would use this mental space to think through mental conflicts, and game out how I would handle things, even have mock conversions with people in my head. The goal of this time was to face stressors head in my mind and organize my thoughts through the day.
The steps I did to achieve this:
  1. Find music you like, I was limited to songs on the CD I had (alternative or hard rock from 2000s) so it may take awhile with all the choices today. But it does not have to your favorite song, but a song that you really connect with in the moment.
  2. Put that song on repeat. The goal is not to hear it eventually.
  3. Turn up the volume, so you can hear all the notes of the song. For me it means max volume on my headphones, but I do not recommend this if you have hearing issues since it can cause more damage than its worth.
  4. Find a comfy place to sit for a while, my bus rides were 30 - 40 mins.
  5. Focus on the lyrics. On the bus I would mouth the words the song silently and tap my leg with the song. Just get lost in the song.
  6. Get lost in thought and let your mind wander, after a while you will find the song or something else is triggering just wander onto it.
  7. Get lost in the song some more. Its common for my mind to be redirected to to song and step 6 and 7 to repeat.
  8. If you managed to sit still your mind and consciousness should be separate enough to ignore your state of self. This state is normally temporary and you may come out of it multiple times.
I would say this state is similar to when drivers are on the same route for work every day and they do not remember driving through a segment of road due to being deep in thoughts. There body is on autopilot.
Has anyone one else found this to work for them?
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2023.03.30 19:23 RedoX08 Storytime - 7 years in, I've reached PEAK Satisfaction in this game today

I'm gonna start with the wholesome setup to the story, so you guys can experience the satisfaction in-depth with me:
Just happened to meet a funny, non-toxic teamplayer in C1 comp 2v2 and we decide to party up for some more. In the next game one of the enemies leaves real quick and the other one beggs us not to bump him and be respectful. We suggest to 1v1 him and change player after every goal, which delights him (although we proceed to obliterate him, admitting he was only gold in 1s 😀). We ask him if he's up to a 3v3, have a nice game together and he leaves afterwards. So the two of us continue playing 2s and go on an unmatched winning streak of ~7 games without a single loss. I am about to take a break, when he asks to playon until he reaches C2 - which he has never hit before. I agree and we win two more matches, finally facing the promotion game. This is where the REAL story takes place.
About 30s in, game being tied 1:1, he says "sorry I might get kicked". 2s later, he's afk. The opponents immediately take their chance and switch to the most toxic, bumping playstyle known to mankind. I accept my faith, don't really tryhard anymore and even make a lil' love with my afk teamm8. 1min later, when the scoreboard shows 1:5 I ask them kindly if they were up for a 1v1 with switching players after every goal. They proceed to trashtalk me and deny it, reasoning one of them had to carry the other one hard to get to champ. I refuse to ff because I don't wanna support their behaviour.
I focus again and manage to get one back to make it 2:5, 3min left. I fake the next kickoff, dodge a demo and dunk the attacker, launching the ball high midfield. Meanwhile my m8 reconnects, drives straight to the ball and aerials it in like a boss while I demo one of the rushing back defenders.
I guess it was at this moment, they knew, they f***** up. Next goal in favour of the enemies, but we manage to come back to an intense 7:6 win and we both rank up to C2 simultaneously.
What lifts me up most is that I even managed to score two fakegoals on the better one of them - one of them being the final goal. ♥️🥹
After the game I just typed "Well, karma served justice here" on which they replied "hooooooow is this even possible" and left. LOL.
PS. props to my dude Tavi - If you possibly manage to read this: you're a legend! Congratz on C2 again, well deserved.
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2023.03.30 19:22 YanniRotten The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are ducks, and they nibble you to death.

"How many people?” I asked.
“A hundred and eighty-odd. I cut down their ration by three per cent just to see what would happen. They haven’t reacted at all. About the medicine, I had one of the drivers ask them if they needed a doctor, and they said no. They didn’t say they had a doctor, and they didn’t say they were all healthy. They just said ‘No’ and walked away.”
“They’re either very lucky or very generous,” Artel said.
The Old Man gave him a quick look. “I’m always ready to believe in those things up to a point. But now I’d like to know if maybe there’s something they haven’t told anybody about.”
Artel nodded.
I wanted to know about the food part. “What kind of a town is it?” I asked. “What kind of people are they? Could they be fishing or farming?”
“Not in that country,” the Old Man said. “They’re just property owners — squatters, some of them, but it’s a community. All friends and relatives, all townies. Real estate agents, storekeepers, tree surgeons — all they know is how to sell cars and salt water taffy to each other.” He sounded angry. The same thing angered us all: it had turned out farming was more than scratching the ground and dropping seeds into it. And it’s slow, besides being hard to learn. He’d tell you just the opposite, but your hungry townsmen would rather die than farm.
It sounds good, to just wave a hand and say, “Let there be light again.” But that's the kind of thing that drives you wild. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are ducks, and they nibble you to death.
-from the novelette "Be Merry" by Algis Budrys, 1966
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2023.03.30 19:22 MedicalPiccolo6270 PC update time

I have a 1050 ti and 8 gigs of ram and I think it’s time for some upgrades but needs budget friendly ideas for upgrades. I play a lot of FS22 and satisfactory. I have been planning on adding an ssd in the near future as I still have a 1tb hard drive
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2023.03.30 19:20 KaptainPhantasy [USA-CT] [H] PayPal, local cash [W] Parts for custom NAS/media server. i7-6700, MB, RAM & PSU

I am building a custom NAS & media server. I have the perfect case and a RX 6500XT GPU for the job, I just need the rest of the parts. I am looking for something in the range of the following:
These specs can vary and are not written in stone. Just a basic template for the build. Really just looking for someone's old gaming PC parts or even a setup with a CPU that has lower power consumption. I plan on running ZFS which can be processive intensive. I am not looking for anything crazy here, just something workable. I may have a PSU lined up already, but until I know what CPU I am working with, it is hard to determine if I should pull the trigger.

A lot of you are selling older builds. Pitch me a combo package and let us see if we can make a deal.

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2023.03.30 19:15 PrimaryPeace78 My computer only detects one drive at a time

I've actually finished this build months ago, but never got around to fixing this issue. I have a total of three drives in my computer, an M.2, a HDD, and a basic Sandisk SSD.

With just my M.2 in, my SSD shows up fine, and I can browse through it normally. When I plug my hard drive in, it's completely unrecognized. However, if I unplug my SSD, only then does my hard drive show up in disk manager and ill be able to browse through it. It does the same thing the other way around. Basically, my computer only recognizes one of the drives at a time and idk how to get them to BOTH show up. I have files on both drives and it would be nice to be able to get to all of them without having to unplug one.
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2023.03.30 19:12 Infamous_Ad_3907 Help with removing RAID 1 from prebuilt pc HDDs

Hey everyone, I’m expecting to get a prebuilt pc delivered in a few days that has my OS installed on a NVME drive with two Seagate 8TB HDDs that are together in a RAID 1 setup. I was expecting to use both hard drives for separate storage uses but wasn’t aware they were in a RAID until today. My question is how exactly do I go about breaking the mirror so that I can put different things on each HDD? The OS is Windows 11 and the HDDs are Seagate Barracudas. Thanks
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2023.03.30 19:11 insano42 Are eco drive watches hard to take care off?

How long do they last before needing to charge in the sun or light ? Idk how that works im new to watches really and i bought one that is eco drive without knowing what it is... do they need to be charged many times a week and how long do you need to charge it? Also can you damage the watch if you dont charge as recommended ( as you need to) sorry for bad english
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2023.03.30 19:11 GalaxyG1itch The Good Ending (ChatGPT's "Fantano Styled Review" Of Jakey's Romcom)

What's up everyone, it's your boy Anthony Fantano, and today we're gonna be diving into the latest album from up-and-coming artist Jakey, titled "Romcom". Now, I gotta say, I was excited for this project because Jakey has been making waves online for a while now, and I was curious to see how he would translate his sound to a full-length album. So, without further ado, let's get into it.
First up we have "Drive Off a Bridge", and right off the bat, Jakey is bringing the energy with some hard-hitting drums and distorted guitar riffs. The chorus is catchy and memorable, and Jakey's vocals have a certain rawness to them that I appreciate. It's a great way to kick off the album and sets the tone for what's to come.
Next, we have "Like Totally Freak Me Out", and this one has a more playful vibe to it. The production is a bit more stripped back, with a bouncy bassline and some subtle synth flourishes. Jakey's lyrics here are tongue-in-cheek and self-aware, which adds to the charm of the track.
Moving on to "Every Day", and this is where things slow down a bit. The song has a dreamy quality to it, with some ethereal vocals and a mellow guitar riff. It's a nice change of pace from the more upbeat tracks that preceded it, and Jakey's delivery here is emotive and heartfelt.
"Survival Horror" is up next, and this one is a bit of a departure from the rest of the album. The instrumental has a more industrial feel to it, with some glitchy percussion and distorted vocals. It's definitely a more experimental track, and while it doesn't quite hit the mark for me personally, I appreciate Jakey's willingness to take risks.
"Pine Barrens" is one of my favorite tracks on the album. The production here is lush and atmospheric, with some haunting piano chords and a pulsing bassline. Jakey's vocals are especially impressive here, and he shows off his range with some impressive falsetto notes.
"Reeboks or the Nikes" has a more laid-back feel to it, with some jazzy guitar chords and a smooth beat. Jakey's flow here is impeccable, and he showcases his lyrical prowess with some clever wordplay.
"Tommy Hanks" is another standout track for me. The instrumental here is more stripped back, with some simple guitar chords and a minimal drum beat. Jakey's vocals are raw and emotional, and the chorus is especially memorable.
Finally, we have "Fat Head", and this one is an epic closer to the album. Clocking in at over four minutes, the track is a slow-burning ballad that builds to an explosive climax. The instrumental is grandiose and cinematic, with some soaring strings and a powerful drumbeat. Jakey's vocals here are especially impressive, and he shows off his range and versatility.
Overall, I gotta say, "Romcom" is a strong debut album from Jakey. While there are a few missteps here and there, the majority of the tracks are well-crafted and showcase Jakey's talents as a musician and lyricist. I'm excited to see where he goes from here, and I'm definitely keeping my eye on him in the future. I'm feeling a strong 7 on this one, but what did you think? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time, stay melon!
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2023.03.30 19:08 Adventurous-Fun-8431 Is there a way to backup my External drive

Is there a way to backup my External drive
Idk if this is the right place for this post but, I recently purchased this external drive, I'm a newbie to external drives. I have 1TB of files here and I'm a video creator and I have all my work and some videos which were meant to use for the future. Recently, my WD_Black had been acting up-ejecting without me actually ejecting and while it's connected. Anyway, last night I was carrying it and fell from the kitchen counter to the ground. It still turns on but it does not show up on my Mac! Not even on disk utility. The fact that it still lights up gives me hope that it's still salvagable. I've tried different usbs to connect it and nothing. Is there any possible way I can still back it up and save it's data?
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2023.03.30 19:06 kawinners Powerflex 525/527 Power supply

We've got some Allen Bradley Powerflex 525 and 527 drives. My experience with is mostly with Siemens G120 series drives which can take an external 24Vdc power supply to power up the control module even when 480 is powered down. From my review of the literature for the Powerflex series drives, it doesn't appear that they have this capability. Has anyone had any success buying or building a power supply for a Powerflex that would allow the CM to be powered on with the 480 disconnected.
Note: this is for a test bench.
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2023.03.30 19:04 tvchase THE GREATEST TRICK THE DEVIL EVER PULLED -- Part Five (1/2)

“Wrestling is linear. But these are not linear times…”
Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four
September 9, 2022 – The Fallout from Brawl Out
AEW is in crisis. Its champion and biggest star turned the world upside down three days prior. CM Punk is in exile, two titles are vacant, and three of the company’s founders have their futures in jeopardy. The landscape is pure chaos. Amidst that chaos, a villain strolls out to the stage with a big smile on his face.
MJF eats it all up… AEW’s greatest heel may have become its greatest face in one night. The live audience is jubilant to see him and he reciprocates, diving into them just as CM Punk had done, hugging Taz at the broadcast desk, wearing the jersey of that city’s football team.
Joy reverberates in his words once he grabs the microphone:
"BUFFALO, NEW YORK! THE DEVIL IS BACK! Now listen up Buffalo, first things first... Who's excited to see MJF? “Lord knows I am. Guys, I love Buffalo, New York, hell the greatest Quarterback of all time, Josh Allen is from Buffalo. Now, we're gonna get down to brass tacks a little bit here, okay? Last time you guys saw me I might've said some offensive stuff, I'm just being honest…
The fans strike up a loud chant: “YOU WERE RIGHT”
Now hear me out, hear me out, hear me out... Hold on g-- Seriously, I only have so much time allotted. Shut up. Please. Jesus. Alright listen... If there's one thing I know to be true, it's that right now you might think that we're in dark times, but we're not. What we need is leadership. And I can not think of one more person, more trustworthy than me! Now let me tell you a story: there was once a wise Jewish man, and his name started with a M. And when his people were meek and weak and they needed help, he split the sea wide open and he walked them straight to the promise land. Buffalo, I'm not telling you I'm Moses, that's ridiculous. I'M BETTER THAN MOSES! I'VE GOT TO WIN THAT WORLD TITLE BECAUSE MY NAME IS MAXWELL JACOB FRIEDMAN AND I'M BETTER THAN YOU...
“AND YOU KNOW IT!”, the crowd finishes for him. “Wild Thing” comes over the speakers and Jon Moxley walks through the crowd to the ring.
He stares down MJF then says: “You are absolutely full of crap.”
Crowd laughs a bit, but they also boo him some.
"So let me get this straight, Jonathan. You think I'm not being sincere here in Buffalo, New York? In front of all these grotesque, poor, lard asses who have quite possibly the worst Football Team in the history of the United States of America? [MJF shed’s the jersey and wipes his ass with it] … Now Jon, I don't know if you're a little bit woozy considering you went to sleep on Sunday… [MJF mimes CM Punk's “Go To Sleep” pose]
But maybe you got a point. Maybe I don't care about AEW.... Maybe I don't care about these people... Maybe, just maybe I look at the World Title as nothing more than a bargaining chip that I can use for the bidding war of 2024. Maybe I take that title to a real Wrestling Company, WITH REAL FANS. And real wrestlers like my friend and hero 'The American Roller Coad-ster' Cody Rhodes. And – I'M HOLDING THE MICROPHONE YOU BUMS! KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT! And maybe, just maybe I get to work for a real boss, the only Khan in professional wrestling that's worth a damn; Jolly Old St. Nick. Because to quote the greatest wrestler of all time, and my personal hero, The Game: 'That is what's best for business.’”
"Dude. This is not the time, this is not the place, and I am in no mood. You need to leave this ring right now, or I will make you leave.
MJF stands toe-to-toe with Moxley before slithering out of the ring. Mox continues:
Hey, your theme music sucks by the way. Now Buffalo, New York. I am in no mood... I am pissed off. I am embarrassed. I am pissed off about a great many things. But none more so than the fact that I'm standing here without the AEW World Championship... The AEW World Championship represents passion for this sport! Passion for this business! It represents the passion of the guys and girls in the back, and the fans that fill the arenas and watch at home. Those three letters in the AEW World Championship, they represent heroes during a pandemic at a time where the world needed heroes. It represents the dream, the vision that we all had when we started this thing years ago, and we wanted to show the world just what wrestling could be. The AEW World Championship represents taking the dark and ugly side of this business and letting it die with another generation. The World Championship represents the freedom to be as great as you are willing to dare to be. The AEW World championship means being better than I was the day before. Even if it's just a little bit better. Even if nobody notices but me. That World Championship represents slaying demons. That World Championship represents EVERYTHING I LOVE ABOUT THIS BUSINESS!
But the fact remains: on Sunday, I lost. And that's on me, that's my fault. I made mistakes. I got pinned. That's on me. I missed the game winning shot. And I was supposed to be on vacation right now, like until about two days ago. But here's another chance to take another shot when the game's on the line. This Tournament of Champions is one hell of a shot. That's one hell of a big rock to push all the way to the top of the hill again. Chris Jericho, the greatest of all time. Bryan Danielson, the best pure wrestler to ever step foot into a ring, a better wrestler than I'll ever be. Darby Allin, Hangman Page, Sammy Guevara, three dudes all younger than me, faster than me, more naturally gifted than I could ever be. So yeah, that's a hell of a shot. But winners always want the ball when the game is on the line. The Ace always wants the ball. And I want the ball. So hell yeah, I'm gonna take the shot.
Cause this isn't just a time to win… This is a time to be a legend!
Moxley leaves to a furious ovation and has rallied the AEW fans back to reason and rationality. It’s only temporary though, and an unnerved mood persists. The message is delivered by Moxley, truly the Ace of the company… But it feels like it should’ve come from someone else and perhaps that someone else would have been there to deliver it if he wasn't turned away. Better yet, the situation may have been avoided entirely.
But then again, maybe the whole damn thing was inevitable all along.
January 4, 2016 - Tokyo
Following their tag win over CHAOS, Kenny Omega betrays and usurps the leader of Bullet Club, AJ Styles, at NJPW: New Year’s Dash.
"AJ Styles! My god, you can't be surprised, can you? You people, you can't be surprised. You at home you better not be surprised. You had this coming, AJ. We gave you the big matches, we gave you the big pay-per-views. We made you a star, we paid you like a star. While I struggled, while I starved, forcing myself to be a junior. Everybody called you a leader, everybody called you the boss. Well AJ, if you are the boss, I'm just gonna say it. You have now been fired.
The rest of the Bullet Club is initially in disagreement before coalescing around Kenny and ganging up on Styles. They leave with their former leader in a heap, but Kenny and the Young Bucks gather at ringside. The three of them return to the ring and continue the brutal assault on AJ Styles… They are still in the Bullet Club, but within that organization, henceforth they will be The Elite.
January 4, 2017 - Wrestle Kingdom 11
Having stormed through his first ever attempt in the tournament, Kenny Omega became the only gaijin to have ever won New Japan’s G1 Tournament and earned the right to challenge for the company’s top prize at WK11.
That night in the Tokyo Dome, Omega and Okada created magic in one of the greatest matches in wrestling history. On the same show, Bullet Club’s newest member debuts: Cody Rhodes. Frustrated with his position and his creative direction, Cody had requested and been granted his release from WWE the previous summer, Cody makes his way across the Pacific, sending shockwaves through the international wrestling landscape.
Despite this shot in the arm, Bullet Club is tested by the crushing defeat of its leader. Following his loss to Okada, Kenny steps away from wrestling to assess his future. When he returns after several weeks Cody had grown ambitious and plots in the background.
June 11, 2017 - Dominion
In a rematch of their classic from the start of the year at Wrestle Kingdom 11, Kenny Omega attempts to avenge his defeat and claim the IWGP Heavyweight Championship from Kazuchika Okada. Earlier in the night, Cody had grabbed a headset and proclaimed he wanted to face Okada himself.
Omega and Okada push each other over the limit even harder than before. Omega is taking inhuman punishment yet refuses to give up. Eventually, Cody makes his way down to the ring and attempts to throw in the towel for Kenny, but the Bucks stop him.
The timekeeper’s bell rings, marking it a 60-minute draw.
Afterward, the Elite debate whether it was a true act of mercy by Cody or a scheme for his personal goals
Cody storms Okada’s post-match press conference, where he mocks the champ, spits in his face, and challenges him for a title match.
May 16, 2017 - The Bet
Dave Meltzer quote-tweets a question asking if anyone could sell 10,000 tickets to a non-WWE show in America, to which he replies, “Not anytime soon.”
Cody takes note and responds: “I'll take that bet Dave… put The Bucks & I on the card & 3-months to promote”... Over the next year this grand dream between Cody and the Young Bucks will come to fruition.
July 1, 2017 - Returning the Favor
Cody unsuccessfully challenges Okada for the IWGP championship. Kenny comes to ringside and wants to throw in the towel just as Cody had tried weeks earlier. After the match, the two of them nearly come to blows backstage and Cody flips a table.
August 2017 - G1 Climax
Throughout the tournament, Bullet Club nears a boiling point. OG member Toma Tonga questions Omega’s leadership due to having his small inner circle of The Elite within the larger group. In the weeks and months to follow, Cody identifies Kota Ibushi as Kenny Omega’s weakest point and starts targeting him as a wedge to divide the Bullet Club and create chaos wherein he can ascend to power.
January 4, 2018 - Wrestle Kingdom 12
Looking to use a win over Ibushi as a flashpoint to take control of Bullet Club, Cody viciously mauls Kota in a singles match but can’t secure the victory. Frustrated that his plan failed, the next night at New Year’s Dash he launches a post-match assault on Ibushi. Cody and the rest of Bullet Club are wailing on Ibushi until Kenny rushes out to stop them… but the rest of Bullet Club can’t help feeling Kenny views his old tag partner as more important to him than they are. Cody’s plan bears fruit as Kenny makes a massive unforced error: he invites “Switchblade” Jay White to join Bullet Club and be a shot in the arm for the faction, only for White to betray him immediately and join CHAOS.
January 7, 2018 - Being the Elite #87
Camera follows the Elite as they are tense and nervous preparing for Wrestle Kingdom a few days earlier. It jumps to the group after New Year’s Dash, all gathered at a tense dinner conversation. To break the tension, Matt proposes a new gimmick for the group: “BTE IS DRUG FREE”... aka, Straight Edge… no one shoots it down, but they’re not thrilled either, and Cody hides his beer underneath the table.
The effort to relieve things fails, however, and Cody blurs the line between kayfabe and shoot, shouting for the cameraman to put the camera down. Then we get a fly-on-the-wall glimpse at him charging Kenny with always “turning everything into a bit”, disregarding the group, and heatedly asking him if he’s actually their leader before Kenny finally storms away from the table.
January 28, 2018 - Civil War
Jay White scores a massive upset at New Beginning and takes the IWGP United States Championship from Kenny Omega. After the bell, Hangman confronts Jay White and seeks to challenge for the title, but Kenny stops him. The Bucks and Cody rush to the ring, and Cody accuses their leader of stepping on Hangman’s moment. A violent argument ensues with Kenny shoving Matt Jackson to the ground.
Once the Elite have left the ring and Kenny is alone, Cody seizes the opportunity and hits Kenny with a CrossRhodes, initiating the Bullet Club Civil War. The only thing saving Omega from a brutal attack that night is Ibushi, who runs off Cody and returns the favor for his old friend and partner, reuniting the Golden Lovers after years of separation. Regardless, Cody’s plan is in full effect. Bullet Club is in disarray and if he is to take power, now is the opportunity.
In 944 days, Roman Reigns becomes world champion to begin his and the Bloodline's vice grip on WWE.
January 30, 2018 - Being The Elite #90
Cody, to the assembled Elite of Matt, Nick, Hangman, and Marty:
It isn’t my place, but you’ve known that guy for over ten years. I don’t get it, I’m sorry. Yeah, he’s a great wrestler, but leadership… Like I said, it’s action not position! That’s not acting like a leader! ‘Oh, you’re my second, you’re my second’... Who the F-CK are you seconds for? Nobody! The best tag team in the world! And Hangman, it’s your moment! He… He ruined it.
Bullet Club is fine… Bullet Club is fine.
Kenny & Ibushi go to visit the Bucks in their hotel room, Room 710… but we aren’t shown what happens next.
February 12, 2018 – Being the Elite #92
Cody floats around reassuring everyone: “Bullet Club is fine.” All of the guys have pure depression on their faces, but Cody continually gasses them up, telling the Bucks they’re ready for the jump to the heavyweight division and encouraging Marty to start up a Villain Club of his own. Later, Matt, Nick, and Marty are commiserating in a locker room prior to a Ring of Honor show when Hangman and Cody strut through the door.
Cody, smugly:
“Whew, look at that! Did you guys see [Hangman] kick the door down??”
He thinks a couple of surprises might cheer them up. The first, some new merch that says “Bullet Club is Fine” doesn’t do the trick, so he takes them for the second surprise: their new mascot, Bury the Drug-Free Bear. Using his best Sting voice, Cody introduces Bury as someone who will “shock the world” only for him to “fall on his f-ckin’ arse” like the Shockmaster did 25 years earlier.
Kenny tries to call Matt, but Cody sees the call coming through on the phone and declines it.
February 19, 2018 – Being the Elite #93
Cody maneuvers the Bucks around the Melbourne airport to keep them from running into Kenny. While traveling, Cody further drives the Ibushi wedge between Matt and the absent Kenny and plays up that Kenny only views the Bucks as a junior tag team. Later, Cody takes the brothers out to the zoo and to the movie theater as we see Kenny emotionally watching Casablanca on his phone.
The Bucks catch up with Tonga and the OGs backstage in a locker room where they try to make peace.
“Alright guys, thanks for gathering here. Nick and I feel like there’s one important thing that we need to talk about… I think it’s kind of obvious, right? There’s a divide in the Bullet Club. It’s almost like there’s two entities all of a sudden. It’s like there’s Bullet Club BTE and Bullet Club OGs… Nick and I have been watching what you’ve been doing in Japan… holding down the fort, representing the Bullet Club, making the name proud. But we’ve been back at home in the US doing the same thing. There is no heat here. We love you guys. When we all say that catchphrase, when we say ‘Bullet Club is for life’, we mean it. It’s not just a catchphrase, okay? There’s no heat here. The only heat is between two individuals: Cody and Kenny.”
“Cody is right. Bullet Club is fine.”
The two groups shake hands, then Cody enters the locker room, surprised to see everyone together:
“Did somebody call a meeting? I didn’t call a meeting…”
In strolls Kenny.
Kenny: So there he is. The snake in the grass. Three-star savior. Hey Cody.
Cody: Did you see the sign outside? It says 'Bullet Club'.
Kenny: That's right, and I AM THE LEADER.
They start brawling and the others can barely keep them apart.
Touch me and I'll sue! Touch me and I'll sue!!
Cody throws a chair that barely misses Kenny and the Bucks.
Matt and Nick look at each other, devastated at what’s become of the group.
February 25, 2018 - Being the Elite #94
Matt Jackson is on a plane traveling between shows, doing the same thing as Kenny from the previous episode: watching Casablanca.
For those who haven't seen it, the story at the heart of the film is a love triangle: cynical club owner Rick, his first love Ilsa, and her rebel husband Laszlo, enhanced by a background of espionage and war with the local police chief, Renault, at the crossroads of the entanglements.
It’s foreshadowing the story to come. In the film, Rick and Ilsa had a passionate love before the events on screen, but they split up and Ilsa then wound up with her now-husband Laszlo, a Czech rebel carrying vital documents for the resistance against Nazi Germany. Rick and Ilsa reunite and rekindle their romance until Rick – knowing she’s better off with her husband – convinces Ilsa to leave with Laszlo before local authorities catch them. Rick stays behind, killing the evil Major Strasser who was attempting to stop the married couple from escaping Casablanca. Renault, who has been playing both sides (Germans and Resistance) up to this point, is touched by Rick's sacrifice. Other policemen arrive and see Strasser's dead body. Rather than identify Rick as the culprit, Renault instructs the cops to "round up the usual suspects"... And of course, that classic line provides the name of the film The Usual Suspects, from which Punk, and MJF, and Don Callis have all quoted the final line:
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was making you believe he doesn't exist."
The Usual Suspects is a tale of a mysterious crime lord who manipulates and controls multiple criminals to achieve his ultimate goal and get away scot-free. It is tightly designed so that if you rewatch it knowing the ending, you realize and notice dozens of things you missed on the first viewing.
As Casablanca ends, Rick says to Renault: "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship", implying that if they work together, they can get away with almost anything…
This BTE episode ends with the group all in Japan. The Bucks approach Kenny and Ibushi to have a conversation, but Kenny doesn’t have time for them. Later that night at the event, Cody pulls the Bucks into a hallway and implores them to listen to the promo Kenny is cutting in the ring at that exact moment, where he declares the Golden Lovers the greatest tag team in the world. Cody pushes them to go handle it. The Young Bucks go to the ring while Cody flashes a devilish smile.
From this day forward, my brother and I have decided to move up and compete in the heavyweight tag team division.
It puts them directly in opposition with the Lovers. Kenny and Ibushi confront them backstage, but the Bucks don’t take anything from him, saying they’ve always been there to support him but it’s never been returned. All those times they were there to pick Kenny up off the mat, where was Ibushi?
March 5, 2018 - BTE #95
In Vegas, Matt and Nick are in the dressing room talking when Bury the Drug Free Bear enters and seems desperate to tell them something. Bury is about to remove the head to his costume when Hangman bursts in. He is angry with Matt for not helping him during his confrontation with Joey Ryan the week prior. Cody enters and asks Bury why he hasn't got his Bullet Club shirt on and pulls him away to get changed. Everyone looks confused and Matt wonders what the bear was trying to tell them.
Cody is in the production studio and calls Nick over to suggest that Matt is holding him back and that he should consider wrestling in singles matches, but Nick looks unconvinced. Later that night, Cody is in the ring celebrating with Brandi and Bury after his match. As Cody goes to hug Bury, the bear pushes him to the floor. Standing over a prone, confused Cody, Bury removes his costume head to reveal Kenny Omega ,who knocks out Cody with a knee strike as the fans go wild.
Cody is demented after the match:
“What a time. What a time to be involved in this great sport… Everybody’s eyes in this sport are fixed on New Orleans, on Supercard of Honor… my very first encounter with Kenny Omega. So wouldn’t that be enough? As a professional… that feather in your cap, that everybody is talking about your match, that everybody wants to see your match, that you have stolen the [Wrestlemania] weekend from the rich and you have given it to the poor… wouldn’t that be enough?
So why the… escalation? Why come to Las Vegas? … You’re supposed to be the best wrestler in the world! A hero! You’ve got a bag full of them [match rating] stars, well I have a book full of dates, full of cities, full of towns, because I’m not a hero once a month! I’m a hero every single night!
Perception is no longer reality. Reality is reality.
And the reality is that I am the leader of the Bullet Club… that I am the hero in this story.
March 20, 2018 – BTE #97
Just like he did with Nick previously, Cody sequesters Matt and says his brother has been holding him back and he needs a singles push.
In Japan, Kenny records a message to the Young Bucks apologizing, saying how Cody has gotten into everyone’s heads and divided the group, and hopes to make amends… Unbeknownst to him, Cody has Nick’s laptop so he intercepts the message and edits it down to an insulting challenge. Matt is enraged, but Nick is suspicious.
March 25, 2018 – The Elite Fight It Out
In Los Angeles at NJPW: Strong Style Evolved, the Golden Lovers face the Young Bucks in a deeply personal grudge match. After a brutal, back-and-forth war where the Lovers emerge victorious, Kenny attempts to bury the hatchet. Nick accepts the olive branch, but Matt refuses to shake Kenny’s hand. Cody hits the ring and berates Matt for eating the pin during the match. When Nick intervenes, Cody spins around and shoves him to the ground.
Later in the locker room, Cody comes in to ask what happened out there. The Bucks are challenging him for his actions, but Cody shouts them down, saying he thought it was Kenny in the ring and that he would never do such a thing to them. Cody apologizes profusely and leaves.
“I don’t think we can trust this guy.”
April 7, 2018 – Supercard of Honor XII
With the leadership of Bullet Club at stake, Kenny Omega and Cody Rhodes square off in a hard-hitting match. Having grown wary of Cody and his schemes, the Bucks come down to the ring and decide to attack Cody. They launch double superkicks… but Cody ducks and the kicks land on Omega, allowing Cody to hit his finisher and claim the win. Matt and Nick attempt to explain, but Kenny refuses to listen.
In the backstage area, Cody is ecstatic at wresting control of Bullet Club away from Kenny. He wants to celebrate, but the Elite leave the dressing room and leave Cody sitting alone in his ring gear, sweaty, bloody, with a black eye and a gym towel draped around his shoulders, looking starkly similar to another guy post-match four years later…
June 4, 2018 – BTE #105
After a busy summer in which Cody and the Bucks have assembled the looming All In event, Matt and Nick try establishing lines of communication with Kenny in Japan. Ibushi implores him to reconcile with his old friends but he’s reluctant. Cody is obsessed with running a Senate election campaign in Texas and practices his speeches in bathroom mirrors, but it almost sounds like he’s talking to his stablemates. Meanwhile, a package that Matt and Nick sent him weeks ago has been collecting dust the whole time. Ahead of his fourth match with Kazuchika Okada, Kenny decides to open the package…
June 9, 2018 – Omega vs Okada IV
Everyone is in Japan for the big Dominion show. Hangman approaches Cody and asks what the plan is for tonight. Cody looks sullen and calls off whatever he had been plotting to ruin Omega’s big night.
Kenny triumphs in possibly the greatest match in wrestling history, claiming the IWGP heavyweight championship. He reunites with the Young Bucks afterward, and it’s revealed that in the package are Golden Elite shirts, honoring the pact they made in Hotel Room 710 at the start of the year.
Cody approaches the locker room with congratulatory gifts for Kenny and to make peace, but he stops short and leaves them outside the door.
July 7, 2018 – Debts Are Settled in San Francisco
At the G1 Special NJPW show, Cody challenges Omega for the IWGP championship. After a war with Kenny emerging in triumph, the Elite gather and celebrate… until the Bullet Club OGs attack them in retribution for the dysfunction and strife they’ve brought to the group over the previous two years. Cody returns to the ring and is given a chance to brutalize Kenny, but instead he defends him and rejoins the Elite in full.
Over the coming months, Cody, Kenny, Matt, Nick and Hangman solidify themselves as a core group leading up to:
September 1, 2018 - All In
By far the greatest triumph in indie wrestling history, the show was a massive success both at live gate and on PPV, wildly exceeding all expectations. In its main event, Cody wins the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, the same world title his father had claimed 31 years earlier.
After this monumental night, the Elite ceded the war for control of Bullet Club to the OGs and stepped away from the group, turning their attention to the establishment of something new entirely: All Elite Wrestling. This new national promotion came into being on January 1, 2019, and at its forefront was the core group of five. As the inaugural and omnipresent face of the company, Cody’s claim to AEW gold is surely just a matter of time.
May 25, 2019 -- Double or Nothing
AEW holds its first event ever.
In 944 days, on the Christmas episode of Rampage, Cody claims his final championship in AEW.
August 31, 2019 -- All Out
As the clock strikes midnight, Chris Jericho pins Hangman Adam Page to become the first AEW World Champion.
In 944 days, Cody Rhodes rises onto the WrestleMania stage and returns to WWE.
November 6, 2019
Allied with his friend, protege, and personal recruit to AEW, Maxwell Jacob Friedman, the public face of AEW prepares to challenge for the world championship of the company he helped build. He seems destined for it, it’s damn near his birthright, and yet there are whispers he’s only in position to claim it through politics.
“Eddie Graham... Cowboy Bill Watts... The American Dream Dusty Rhodes... For the cold and sterile historians of our business, there's an air of controversy that surrounds them, it's from the simple fact that those men were also, in addition to being competitors... they were management. Not unlike myself. And for the last year I've told everybody: every podcast, every radio, every correspondent. I've shouted it off the rooftops how proud I am of AEW, how proud I am of the all-inclusive nature, of the schedule, of the pay, of the fact that we will listen. This! This is Ellis Island for a professional wrestler! This is freedom! So, when I hear the same criticism attached to my name for being management and being in a title match… I can't not hear it... And with that said, I am announcing that if I do not defeat Chris Jericho at Full Gear... I will never challenge for the AEW World championship again.
And so Cody faced Chris Jericho at Full Gear 2019 with destiny in his grasp. There, with MJF in his corner, Cody and Jericho pushed each other to their limits. Late in the match with the challenger locked tight in the Walls of Jericho, MJF throws in the towel for Cody and costs him the match, effectively locking him out of the title picture thereafter.
MJF’s ascension begins. He wins the Dynamite Diamond Ring and begins climbing the rankings. Winning isn’t simply enough, though. If he wants everything, he needs chaos. He needs to flip the world upside down. He needs the world to believe its heroes are the villains and its villains are the heroes.
November 14, 2019
You wanna boo me as if I’m the villain… Meanwhile, you people have been cheering for the real villain the whole time. That villain is Cody… Cody Rhodes couldn’t give less of a shit about any single one of you… You sheep don’t want to admit it. There’s only one man on this planet who knows the real Cody Rhodes, and you’re looking at him.
December 11, 2019
"What are you gonna do Cody? Are you gonna try to fire me? Are you gonna pull Tony Khan over to the side and get me fired? Well how bout you do that Cody. HOW BOUT YOU FIRE ME. Oh wait. That's right. You won't. Because the one thing you want most in this world is to get your hands on me... And to top that off, you'd be letting down each and every one of these people you claim to care about.”
February 29, 2020 – Revolution
After weeks of taunting and weeks of enduring the original gauntlet of trials MJF sets in order to get a match with him, Cody gets his match with MJF… but he falls short, defeated and humiliated by the young man he brought into AEW himself.
March 5, 2020 – Cody is bitten by the original Snake
Jake Roberts emerges from the thickest of weeds and slithers down to the ring. He nearly devours Cody. He mocks him… “Hail Caesar”. He neither fears nor respects him.
“What a Snake wants, a snake takes. I’m not in AEW for the whole pie.. Just your slice”
Two weeks later the world screeches to a halt as an unknown, lethal virus spreads rapidly around the globe. For several weeks Dynamite is patchwork, assembled from whatever talent is available. A tournament for a new title belt is announced. Ahead of its opening round we get the darkest promo we’ve thus far seen from the purest babyface in the company’s short history…
April 8, 2020
Cody sits ominously at a table, in a pitch black room, and lights a cigar… just as he’d done before when laying out his machinations against Kenny Omega for control of Bullet Club.
"Why do I wanna be TNT Champion? Wrestling is so linear you're gonna hear the same answer to that question over and over again. You'll even hear the announcers strike some of the same hyperboles as they describe the stakes. The wrestlers will give you that real wrestling school, paint by numbers interview where they say things like --- you see: ‘The boys in the back.' Or my favorite: They perpetually say their own name or the person they're wrestling against or the person who's interviewing them over and over again. Like I said, wrestling is linear. They might even do the – [Cody gestures around his waist where a belt would be worn] - that thing. You see, where you pantomime, where you indicate that you want the belt. I've done it a thousand times. We've all done it, we're all guilty. Wrestling is linear. But these are not linear times, are they? I think we'd all give our last dollar for a little bit of normalcy, a little bit of linear. It's my personal hope that we get through this just fine. We wanna live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery, right?
So why do I need to become champion? It is not the fame. It's certainly not the added money. It's not the specialized lower third that they put on the screen. It's not even my specific, unique circumstance of trying to carry a last name that is worth 58 years in gold. It's much simpler. It's because I don't wanna lose. AEW has four major pay per views: Double Or Nothing, All Out, Full Gear, Revolution and I'm 50/50 and I have felt lost and I don't ever want to lose again…The motto, the expression, what the Nightmare Family means, it's sitting at the side of my neck is when we say: DO THE WORK! It's not: Do the work and lose.
And this tournament is flush, it's rich in talent. Take Colt Cabana. Probably the second most experienced guy in the tournament. Does a better flip, flop and fly than me, Dustin and Bully combined. Ask anybody in any locker room the world over – they'll tell you they love Colt Cabana. Well frankly: I do not trust a wrestler that doesn't have any enemies.
Kip Sabian… and that hellfire fiance of his… What happens when those two cohabitate? They’re either gonna motivate themselves upwards or they're gonna drag themselves down to Complacency City, right next to ‘Jobber Avenue.
Darby… I feel like I handpicked Darby. He's clearly the fastest rising star in all of wrestling in any company, hands down. He's putting on weight by the day, he's assassin quick. But Darby is a freshman on the varsity squad. I don't think he has the mental aptitude to finish this tournament.
My oldest friend… Shawn Spears. My former tag team partner, kind of my Dick Murdoch. Could be a world champion pretty much anywhere he wanted to be. But Shawn Spears is ‘King Boo-Boo Face and he will mentally defeat himself before we ever even lock up…
Every one of those guys, they want to be TNT Champion. The difference with me: I NEED IT!
It was an outright heel promo, preceding his entry into the tournament which he ultimately won, facing Jake Roberts’ client – Lance Archer – in the finals. Cody is the conquering hero he always aspires to be, and he rattles off five straight title defenses in five weeks. Someone’s not very impressed, however.
July 7, 2020
Cody stands with Arn in the ring, congratulating himself on the recent string of victories against… let’s say, less than impressive competition.
Onto the stage charges Eddie Kingston, who’s heard enough:
"No, no, no, we're gonna get this right, we're gonna do this real quick. Cody, you talk about grinding, you talk about living this rough life, all that jazz. No one's gonna 'out-grind' you, all that stuff. My man, it's easy to say that when you grew up around used-to-be legends like Arn Anderson. Yeah, you heard me. Keep shooting murder-ones at me and I'll knock your jaw right off your face, partner. You know what I grew up around? You know what I grew up around? Alcoholics! Junkies! I GREW UP AROUND THAT... AND I HAD TO SURVIVE. I HAD TO GRIND. You couldn't last a day in my shoes, so you don't tell me nothing about grinding. You talk about the sport of pro-wrestling... that's a joke. Because every person you faced has been a child. I am a grown-ass man and I will put you in the ground and smile.
But here's the best part about this whole thing: the guy that you like to mention because you like to be best friends with the boss, Tony Khan… He paid me to show up. And now he's going to pay me to kick your ass and take that championship. Oh yeah, you wanna go? Arn, I swear on my beautiful mother's life, if you don't shut up, I'm gouging your eye out. All right? Let me speak! It's my time now. Real easy, relax, you've had yours. Tony Khan said to me, ‘‘You know what, King? If you want No DQ, man, that's fine by me.. just.. you know.. Cody has to accept.' You have to accept, cause either you're an egg-sucking dog or you're an egg-sucking bitch."
Infuriated that he would be upstaged like this, Cody accepts on the spot. He survives an incredibly violent match and continues on with his title reign.
August 13, 2020
Mr. Brodie Lee whips Cody’s ass. In just over three minutes, it’s done and his beloved championship is gone. The Exalted One and The Dark Order put a massive beatdown on Cody and he’s carried out on a stretcher… Then they continue attacking him on the stretcher.
Cody disappears for weeks.
September 23, 2020
Brodie spends over a month terrorizing anyone even remotely close to Cody, but he still doesn’t come back until after Brodie beats down Orange Cassidy in a title defense. It’s a surprise attack, which incenses The Exalted One.
"You gotta be kidding me! The audacity of a man, the audacity of you Cody to return like that! You have been gone for five weeks while I’ve been here doing the work, being undeniable! Oh my God, the audacity of you Cody. What kind of man sends another man to do his work? Did you see what I did to Dustin? Did you see what Anna Jay did to Brandi? What kind of man Cody, what kind of man lets his wife post Instagram thirst traps while calling me daddy? What kind of man stays away in a little bubble? A man like you, Cody. But YOU are no man! YOU are a coward!
Mr. Brodie Lee grabs a pair of dog collars and looks into the camera.
Cody, you can run on for a long time, but sooner or later Brodie Lee is gonna cut you down! And I am gonna take this dog collar, Cody, I am gonna wrap it around your neck, I am gonna wrap it around that God-forsaken tattoo! And you, Cody, will have nowhere, nowhere to run and nowhere to hide! You, Cody... You have one week to answer me: Are you a man... Or are you a coward?!"
Two weeks later, Cody reclaims his championship in the first dog collar match in AEW history. He would hold it for only a month until one of the Four Pillars pries it away from him, beginning Darby Allin’s ascension to the main event scene... And sending Cody spiraling into the Codyverse of excess and absurdity.
February 17, 2021 - “It’s a girl!”
Despite a litany of viral media and news segments addressing how excessive and even dangerous pregnancy gender reveals are… Cody and Brandi have theirs live on Dynamite, with full entrance and theme, as well as what still to this day is among the largest pyro displays in the history of AEW. It’s shockingly tone-deaf.
May 12, 2021 – The worst promo in AEW history
Just before the one year anniversary of the George Floyd murder that rattled America and stirred racial dialogue in a manner unseen for decades…
Cody addresses Anthony Ogogo and delivers an all-time terrible promo. I'm not even gonna transcribe it here, it's the most pandering cringe ever.
Here's a link if you absolutely need to see it...
When AEW returns to touring, all the cheering and adulation Cody was accustomed to at AEW's beginning is gone. His goodwill has completely evaporated. They’re tired of his phony, self-fellating act and want something different.
July 7, 2021
Still nursing a vicious eye injury incurred at the hands of Kevin Owens on WWE programming the previous October, Malakai Black posts on Instagram a video of him in a mental institution where he's been locked up for 5 years, coincidentally the same length of time he was in his old company... He viciously attacks and kills the doctors and staff.
Walking out, he says "The Devil made me do it."
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2023.03.30 19:03 fog_hornist Q - new developments vox/pmr-combo?

Slightly out of the loop since i bought my CB-radio (PNI HP62), and cought hard by the EU's policy of making the use of CB-Mics illegal when driving:
Are there any new developemnts/options for - retrofitting VOX or "PTT and handsfree"
Wonder if it will be worth upgrading the system, or if the EU successfully killed off CB with their decission...?
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2023.03.30 19:00 orphanblackmaniac23 Bad Parents

I have a lot of problems with my parents that has affected my relationship with them. They don't really know at times how much resentment and hate I have towards them. I have never had an emotional connection to my parents, I moved around a lot as a kid and in those times, I had no one to talk to. That made me become emotionally stunted and I didn't even think about the future, I just focused on the present cause that was I all I know I had for sure. We stopped moving around for me to attend high school in one place but I still hadn't left that mindset I had developed, and when it came time to go to college, I honestly wanted to take a gap year, but I know my parents would not understand, so I just went to college. It took me longer to graduate because I started to go through some mental health challenges and in the end I graduated in 6 years Alhamdulilah. Unfortunately, I realized throughout that whole experience that my parents were the cause of my mental health struggles.
They are so passive as parents emotionally, they don't really know us, and they take care of us in a physical sense (i.e food, shelter, clothing). They care about how we present ourselves in the community, but not about how we actually live our lives and uphold the values that we pretend to uphold. My parents both just generally yell (i'm sure its something people here can understand) and they don't listen to any of me and by siblings concerns. I have 4 siblings, and 3 of us have gone through depression/ anxiety before, and it's because we were taught to bottle up out problems and deal with it ourselves. I'm the oldest, and I went through depression for 5 years ( 3 years that they actually know of) and when they found out, they did there best to help me, but they didn't change from it. Then my brother and my sister got depressed (this is over the span of 3 years) and we never really told them it's because of them and their parenting. We have been through a lot as a family, we lost a lot of money because of some unfortunate financial decisions my father made and we are still scraping by.
All in all, after everything I have been through emotionally, I just want to be happy, and sometimes when I feel like when my parents are being unfair or say something rude, I feel a need and stand up for myself. There was one instance when my dad was driving me to school and basically admitted that he didn't call us when we were kids because we didn't call him ( he lived apart from us for 7 years because of his job). I couldn't really believe what I just heard and we started to argue, and he wouldn't even admit what he said was wrong. Another time was just last night, we had a blow out because my brother and I have had COVID for the past week (my dad had it the week before). My mom works and she hasn't had help in the house while we have been sick. Yesterday was the first day me and my brother have been good and we did what we could in the kitchen to clean and prepare food for our dad for iftar, but immediately after my parents came back home, they yelled at us about the kitchen being a mess. They brought up times where we didn't clean properly before but this time is different, we just had COVID (my sister has a broken foot and my other brother lives in the dorms) . Anyways, I got super heated, and called them right before I went to bed, and said they were being unfair, that they never asked what we are even capable of doing, and I had tried to help where I can when I had COVID, i was cooking food the second day I was infected, which was hard for me but I did it because there was no one else to do it. Anyways, they got mad and said I should apologize for leaving the kitchen as it was, and I hung up on them.
I have been emotionally dead for most of my life and I feel like I don't want to hide that anymore. My parents have never been physically abusive, but I feel like I never got proper love from my parents, and have been through so much emotional turmoil. I don't really know how to proceed from here, it's the month of Ramadan and we probably shouldn't be fighting now, but as a human being I feel like I'm done. What should I do brothers and sisters?
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2023.03.30 18:58 nonfictionburning Judgmental mom who is zero help with baby

My (39F) mom (72F) has one grandchild—my almost 4-month-old daughter. She and my dad live 2 hours away by car and have only seen my daughter 2 or 3 times (including when they briefly saw her at the hospital when she was born). They are both healthy and drive. They’re also retired. My husband’s parents live in a different part of the US but visit when they can.
My parents have made zero effort to come visit lately, and the 1 or 2 times I’ve expressed being exhausted and wanting some help (my husband works full time), my mom’s response was, “We can’t rescue you every time things get hard.” Cool.
Due to lack of local help and finances, I’ve decided to go back to work part time next month when my maternity leave is over. Our daughter will likely go to daycare 3 days a week. My mom has always HATED daycare and basically said I was a bad mom who is “dumping and running.” Meanwhile, my parents lived in a duplex with my dad’s parents, so my parents never had a mortgage and my mom stayed home but had lots of family help with her 2 kids.
It makes me so mad that she refuses to support our decision but also can’t even figure out a way to visit to see her granddaughter. I’m not expecting her to help on a regular basis—I just want her to actually WANT to see her granddaughter sometimes and not make me feel like crap for our decisions.
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2023.03.30 18:57 bat2059 Please READ the MegaThread and stop posting SS of your AV notifications

I genuinely do not understand you people? WHY? WHY is it so hard read an' post before posting your screenshot of you windows defender flagging w/e, THIS THREAD IS TO DISCUSS PIRACY, not to troubleshoot your errors. DID you download from the correct site? if YES, then congratulations!! No matter what your AV says.
CRACKS are modified exe's, of' course it's going to be flagged as something ffs.
Look ffs, look at what is in front of my face while I type this : " SEARCH THE SUBREDDIT to see if your question has been posted and answered before! Please ensure that you read the Mega Thread, Common Question and Answer thread and all of the rules before posting! "
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