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2 hours ago, Bogart said:

NWA posted a 90 min show on YouTube last night. Was a canned show, with actual people in the stands, the go home show before what was supposed to be Crockett Cup. Was weird, but nice, seeing a cheering crowd. Nothing of significant, was bummed they replayed all of the Kamille stuff exactly has it had been shown a couple weeks ago by itself, but beggars can't be choosers. Eli Drake is still super entertaining. At one point, he says James Storm's catchphrase and they have a moment. Was hilarious without over the top.

They are promoting a new show for next week, Carnyland. Kinda looking forward to seeing what it is. Leaning hard into the old school traditions and kayfabe could be really fun. Again, if any promotion can gain momentum during this f'd up time, I think it's NWA.

Somebody called into Busted Open Radio yesterday and kept saying keyfob or keyfib.  Bully Ray was giving the guy all kinds of grief by asking him about this term. :lol: 

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On 5/11/2020 at 7:46 PM, DJackson10 said:

Becky Vacated the title at the tapings 

SPOILER: Sammy Is scheduled to drop the title due to “injury”. A tournament is set to begin this week. This is why Cesaro is on his own and maybe paired again with Sheamus to fill the gap for the Usos Tournament will be for a number one contender

Lmao I don't know anything about this at all, but I grew up watching 90s wrestling. I can't help it.....anytime I read someone forfeiting a title due to "injury", my mind immediately goes "classic Shawn move".

I lost my smile :cry:

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NXT apparently moving to Tuesdays will be Regal's announcement 

wwe apparently will announce today that NXT is moving to Tuesday’s

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Sammy Zayn's contract has been frozen just like Roman so he's not being paid. Word is Sammy will pull a PAC and let his contract just run out and leave.

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What the Hell Jericho just broke Vangaurd 2.0!!!!! That Droid has a Family Dammit!!!!!! 

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32 minutes ago, DJackson10 said:

NXT apparently moving to Tuesdays will be Regal's announcement 

wwe apparently will announce today that NXT is moving to Tuesday’s

Lmfao. I’ll take that as Vince’s white flag. AEW won.

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Just now, ShamrockPride said:

Lmfao. I’ll take that as Vince’s white flag. AEW won.

Even though the announcement was In Your House Takeover it sounds like they are looking to possible do this. A lot of people said the minute WWE goes on TV Vince will ruin it like ECW was when It went from streamed on WWE website to TV. 

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6 hours ago, Travis the Chimp said:

Matt Hardy with that cringe gimmick has killed AEW. Automatic channel change when he comes on. 

I'm sorry you can't enjoy nice things.

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8 hours ago, ShamrockPride said:

Lmfao. I’ll take that as Vince’s white flag. AEW won.

Agreed.  Plus,  wrestling fans win as they can watch both live.

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2 hours ago, Tom Servo said:

Agreed.  Plus,  wrestling fans win as they can watch both live.

Agreed. And why settle for 50 percent (or slightly less) of the pie on Wednesday when you can have 99 percent of the pie on Tuesday (NWA gets that other 1 percent).

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3 hours ago, Bogart said:

Agreed. And why settle for 50 percent (or slightly less) of the pie on Wednesday when you can have 99 percent of the pie on Tuesday (NWA gets that other 1 percent).

Since Powerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr starts at 6:05 PM and I'm assuming NXT starts at 8, there's no reason at all to split there either.

ETA: Impact (again) will take a hit from this.

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17 hours ago, Travis the Chimp said:

Matt Hardy with that cringe gimmick has killed AEW. Automatic channel change when he comes on. 

Company was on a downward spiral in ratings before Hardy came and has continued. I agree his gimmick will suck unless you put in cinematic setting. And who really knows if that gimmick has already run its' course. Parts of the stuff they did with him in TNA was very good IMO.

They've already lost 50+% of the audience since premiere months ago. The folks that wanted to give something new a chance have already left. And what's left is your small dwindling audience. Just like Cody wanted it...

Wrestling Boom BTW

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On 5/13/2020 at 7:26 AM, Bogart said:

NWA posted a 90 min show on YouTube last night. Was a canned show, with actual people in the stands, the go home show before what was supposed to be Crockett Cup. Was weird, but nice, seeing a cheering crowd. Nothing of significant, was bummed they replayed all of the Kamille stuff exactly has it had been shown a couple weeks ago by itself, but beggars can't be choosers. Eli Drake is still super entertaining. At one point, he says James Storm's catchphrase and they have a moment. Was hilarious without over the top.

They are promoting a new show for next week, Carnyland. Kinda looking forward to seeing what it is. Leaning hard into the old school traditions and kayfabe could be really fun. Again, if any promotion can gain momentum during this f'd up time, I think it's NWA.

Watched parts of this. Wasn't good, wasn't bad. Too long IMO and lost my interest (as you mentioned the entire Kamille stuff was a replay which really didn't make any sense given it's already available on demand on Youtube). I think they've got it perfect with 1 hour or less weekly with their regular Powerrrs.

 

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30 minutes ago, Craig_MiamiFL said:

Watched parts of this. Wasn't good, wasn't bad. Too long IMO and lost my interest (as you mentioned the entire Kamille stuff was a replay which really didn't make any sense given it's already available on demand on Youtube). I think they've got it perfect with 1 hour or less weekly with their regular Powerrrs.

 

Agreed about the length of time. Their sweet spot is somewhere around that 45-55 min mark. Recap segment, squash match putting someone new over, interview segment that leads into an impromptu match to move a story line along, main event/surprise reveal. That allows for three "commercial" segments and you get out of there.

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57 minutes ago, Craig_MiamiFL said:

Company was on a downward spiral in ratings before Hardy came and has continued. I agree his gimmick will suck unless you put in cinematic setting. And who really knows if that gimmick has already run its' course. Parts of the stuff they did with him in TNA was very good IMO.

They've already lost 50+% of the audience since premiere months ago. The folks that wanted to give something new a chance have already left. And what's left is your small dwindling audience. Just like Cody wanted it...

Wrestling Boom BTW

What do you mean by this?  I have no opinion on AEW other than liking the idea of competition for WWE.

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3 hours ago, Craig_MiamiFL said:

Company was on a downward spiral in ratings before Hardy came and has continued. I agree his gimmick will suck unless you put in cinematic setting. And who really knows if that gimmick has already run its' course. Parts of the stuff they did with him in TNA was very good IMO.

They've already lost 50+% of the audience since premiere months ago. The folks that wanted to give something new a chance have already left. And what's left is your small dwindling audience. Just like Cody wanted it...

Wrestling Boom BTW

Agree his stuff in Impact was great and it was fresh. It’s absolutely run it’s course though. Very hard to watch. 

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21 hours ago, Travis the Chimp said:

Matt Hardy with that cringe gimmick has killed AEW. Automatic channel change when he comes on. 

Sorry you don't enjoy a good gimmick. 

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9 hours ago, Tom Servo said:

Since Powerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr starts at 6:05 PM and I'm assuming NXT starts at 8, there's no reason at all to split there either.

ETA: Impact (again) will take a hit from this.

IMPACT already takes a hit as not every household in the US has Axxess and only so many fans will go and bother watching it on twitch (if they still air it live on there). 

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3 hours ago, facook said:

What do you mean by this?  I have no opinion on AEW other than liking the idea of competition for WWE.

He tweeted awhile back to the extent "They're not wanting to add new fans. Only to try to keep the ones they have".  Not going to try to drudge up the tweet. Was many months back. Needless to say, isn't surprising whatsoever to see their ratings down 50+% already.

Cody'a a good midcard act with his ability to cut solid promos. Everything else IMO he's woefully underqualified at.

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2 hours ago, Tom Servo said:

BTW, anyone have a link to the NXT to Tuesday story?  I haven't seen it anywhere.

Only those really plugged in know about it.

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A little teaser but I may or may not have a bombshell involving two WWE superstars I got from my coworker who got me the USO story last year involving Jimmy’s cheating on Naomi. This news has nothing to do with them but makes a ton of sense 

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2 hours ago, DJackson10 said:

A little teaser but I may or may not have a bombshell involving two WWE superstars I got from my coworker who got me the USO story last year involving Jimmy’s cheating on Naomi. This news has nothing to do with them but makes a ton of sense 

Don't be a c-tease DJax.  Spill it!  :D 

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I gotta be honest guys, I haven't watched any wrestling since it went empty arena. I love it but damn the crowd makes such a difference I didn't appreciate before.

I just feel awful that Moxley's inaugural title run got caught up in the middle of this.

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14 hours ago, Tom Servo said:

BTW, anyone have a link to the NXT to Tuesday story?  I haven't seen it anywhere.

Thats the word going around backstage I talked to my co worker and he said it's very likely coming at some point. 

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3 hours ago, facook said:

Don't be a c-tease DJax.  Spill it!  :D 

I can't just yet it's pretty sensitive info similar to the Naomi/Jimmy issue. I sourced that info like no other and had sources check with sources that went up to WWE legal on that. Trust me if the info is solid (Which it is a lot of the time when its from my coworker) it's worth the wait 

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3 hours ago, ShamrockPride said:

I gotta be honest guys, I haven't watched any wrestling since it went empty arena. I love it but damn the crowd makes such a difference I didn't appreciate before.

I just feel awful that Moxley's inaugural title run got caught up in the middle of this.

AEW isn't that hard to watch as they have the mid and lower card talent plus people from the back producers and such in as a stand in crowd. 

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19 minutes ago, UOFI_316 said:

When does AEW Dark become their Tuesday show??  I know TNT gave them a second show and it was assumed to be moving Dark to TV.  Interesting to see how NXT does against the AEW second show

Many thought it'd already happen. They might be waiting until the 1 yrs anniversary on TV to announce it possible or maybe the next Double or Nothing as they usually make some major announcements there as well. 

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On 5/15/2020 at 3:05 PM, DJackson10 said:

A little teaser but I may or may not have a bombshell involving two WWE superstars I got from my coworker who got me the USO story last year involving Jimmy’s cheating on Naomi. This news has nothing to do with them but makes a ton of sense 

OK this news is now nowhere close to what I thought I had now. Lets get to the basics here. My Co worker works part time WWE production and his buddies DM him every now and then some stuff going on backstage. They had been in the middle of talking about Becky when his one co worker messaged him "Oh btw Finn Balor is a new daddy." my Friend/Co worker thought they were still on Becky's pregnancy. I asked him more detail today and he didn't realize Finn Balor had gotten married in the last 6-8 months. We realized we believe his co worker was saying Finns wife is pregnant as well. 

The Original rumor I had was Beckys baby was with Finn so I thought I had a big cheating scandal news but it was more so a miscommunication. My friend is older and had some heart issues and the meds he takes has him lose short term memory so he may have also forgot they were on the subject of Balor and not Becky anymore. Either way this is why I source and double check myself before putting it out there.    

This isn't to say the original may not be true though. Everyone I talked to has not heard (what I original asked of Becky's baby being Finn's) but both situations could happen and people may just deny even if the one is true. 

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WWE has released Philly Native Drew Gulak. I think his contract was up but trying to get more info on this. Gulak's brother has been involved in a lot of legal issues lately as well. Drew has been a big draw on SDL in recent months working with Daniel Bryan. Would love to see Drew in AEw or NJPW or come home and go back to CZW. 

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9 hours ago, facook said:

This just in, Becky's baby might also be mine, or maybe my wife is pregnant, or maybe she's not.  More to follow.

Is that you, Dave Meltzer?  :planschange:

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12 hours ago, Tom Servo said:

Is that you, Dave Meltzer?  :planschange:

The sad thing about Meltzer is if he had reported what I original I thought was a big story and was proven wrong he'd do everything possible to not apologize or say "whoops sorry I apologize I had received bad info or there was some miscommunication between my source and I or someone else involved. 

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11 hours ago, Tom Servo said:

Not surprising. Lio Rush had attitude issues last year. He was confronted by Balor and Aleistar Black and one other about bringing his wife backstage which was a huge no no in WWE unless it was special circumstances. There were a few other issues as well but that was a big one. 

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10 hours ago, Tom Servo said:

Gotta Love Andre. Jake the Snake had a cool story how Andre loved working with Jake late in Andre's career because Jake knew how to put Andre over and make him look good. Andre appreciated the boys who made him look still good and not embarrass him 

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Andre is a legend, but I have read too many stories now about him taking liberties with guys he didn't like in the ring, and no one could do anything about it due to his size.  It was Andre basically being a bully and taking advantage of his size by abusing whoever he wanted just because he felt like it.  Basically, if Andre didn't like you for real and you had to wrestle him, he was going to shoot on you in the ring and beat the hell out of you.  Sure, sometimes it was to teach someone a lesson (see: Ultimate Warrior), but not always.  Go back on YT and watch the match he had with the Iron Sheik in the early 80's.  He throws his manager on his face after the match before the Sheik had a chance to protect himself.  Total ##### move.

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Watching The Last Dance and they went over the Rodman missing practice to be with The N W O 

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