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Everything posted by Elsalvajeloco

  1. Usually the well known and more prominent fighters get the most attention regardless of how many fighters are there. It's the exact opposite in boxing because boxers change trainers like people change out of their clothes even if said boxers make a ton of money. I'm guessing Nunes felt like she has peaked after spending several years there. However, unless she plans on stealing Mike Brown or Dyah Davis away from ATT, I'm not sure how much this will improve her. She can obviously still beat a bunch of people, but I don't see her going on another amazing run.
  2. "Fuck it...just going to train myself." is always an interesting strategy.
  3. What about the unsung ace of AEW and all important fifth pillar? His name is Colten Gunn.
  4. In two seperate UFC stints, Chase Sherman has three UFC wins. So that was probably it for him in the UFC.
  5. Demolition did it much better. I remember when Robespierre botched it in his match against the father of Jean Lafitte (of course Jean Pierre Lafitte's great great great great grandfather). Really brought the match down.
  6. The problem with this though is real violence hasn't been a stumbling block for advertisers in 15 years. UFC managed to blue chip sponsors as far back as 10-12 years ago. They've had several gory fights with women in primetime for the longest. If there is any stumbling block, it's going to be that it's either pro wrestling, MMA, or boxing period. That perception has been largely wiped away for a minute now. Once a company gets to certain level, that's pretty much it unless they go in reverse in terms of popularity. Otherwise, advertisers don't give a fuck. From 1998 to up until they banned blood, WWE regularly featured a bunch of bloodletting (granted much of it was on PPV and didn't involve women). Like an absurd amount for a company getting large TV ratings. Plus, you add in some of the violence against women and obscenity. Advertisers might have backed off a little, but it was never a large enough issue where advertisers were pulling out left and right. How many times have we seen in the NFL someone get placed on backboard after they just came back from an ad break that included brands like Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut, and Samsung? People have largely moved past some of the grisly and barbaric nature of sports, real or fake. If you're going to put the poison pill out there, you got levy stronger stuff than that.
  7. Here is the template for this week: BONUS EVENT #1 POINT TOTAL: 0 Top Rank Boxing on ESPN: Smith Jr. vs. Geffrard (1/15/2022) - Verona, NY (Turning Stone Resort & Casino) WBO World Light Heavyweight Championship: Joe Smith Jr. vs. Steve Geffrard - Smith Jr., DEC Abraham Nova vs. William Encarnacion - Nova, TKO, R4 Lyubomyr Pinchuk vs. Jose Mario Flores - Pinchuk, TKO, R3 Omar Rosario vs. Raekwon Butler - Rosario, DEC Troy Isley vs. Harry Keenan Cruz Cubano - Isley, TKO, R2 Jahi Tucker vs. Akeem Black - Tucker, DEC EVENT #1 POINT TOTAL: 0 UFC Fight Night on ESPN 32: Kattar vs. Chikadze (1/15/2022) - Las Vegas, NV (UFC APEX) Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze - Chikadze, TKO, R3 Jake Collier vs. Chase Sherman - Sherman, TKO, R1 Brandon Royval vs. Rogério Bontorin - Royval, SUB, R2 Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jennifer Maia - Chookagian, DEC Dakota Bush vs. Viacheslav Borschev - Borschev, TKO, R2 Bill Algeo vs. Joanderson Brito - Brito, DEC Jamie Pickett vs. Joseph Holmes - Holmes, TKO, R3 Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Court McGee - Brahimaj, DEC Brian Kelleher vs. Kevin Croom - Kelleher, DEC TJ Brown vs. Charles Rosa - Brown, DEC The Saturday events deadline is January 15, 5:30 p.m. CST.
  8. Still working on the final tally for last year's contest. When I am done, the results will be posted here.
  9. I'm pretty sure Flash's main theme (I think he had a different one briefly for his debut) is basically a ripoff of Rick James "punk funk" and the Mary Jane Girls based on the female vocals and the style of the bass line. Although, I would argue the female vocals sound more...em....Teena Marie-ish than Joanne McDuffie to say the least. P-Funk stuff (especially the Bootsy era On the One stuff from the mid 70s glory days) was way more eccentric lyrically and complex musically. Flash Funk's whole style and look is basically 1981 Street Songs Rick James. Look at the boots.
  10. The problem is there have been 60,000 Foley clones, but they don't really understand timing is everything. Foley came around when the advice veteran workers would tell younger guys or guys new to the territory (see what Barry Darsow/Smash told Tully and Arn when they got to WWF) is never leave your feet. I mean Arn told the story on his podcast about Ole getting super pissed about him taking bumps for everything when they started tagging together. Just like when Arn was doing jobs as Marty Lunde, you could see when Mick was a jobber on WWF TV and early in his career in the dying days of the territory wrestling that he was a special talent. There definitely are and have been a bunch of great deathmatch wrestlers, brawlers, and garbage wrestlers post Mick Foley. Some even before. However, some of the guys who came after Mick and were trying to be the next Foley sucked bad. I mean just horrific. They want (or wanted) to be Mick Foley so bad, but they aren't cut from that cloth. At all. Learning your craft just seems to be elusive for many young workers post Attitude era/boom period. That said, it makes me respect that Wardlow and Punk recreated the Diesel/Bret Survivor Series 95 finish. If you're going to steal, might as well steal from the best.
  11. I would imagine people should know now wrestling isn't a captive audience anymore. The most important match doesn't start until 1 hour and 40 minutes in? Yeah, I will just click back and forth during that time and watch the final 20 minutes. The average viewership technically wouldn't change. For big shows, it would make a difference because that was something I looked into when UFC was doing those quarterly shows on big Fox. Yes, that definitely makes a difference. But for rank and file shows like last night? No difference at all. It ain't 1998 anymore. Let it go.
  12. I don't think frontloading is necessarily an issue. They notoriously (and I think intentionally) did this for one of their bigger shows last year, and IIRC it ended up working and getting one of their biggest numbers of the year. If they're getting the ratings back like they're obviously are, they're noticing trends and what is and isn't working. Hell, I remember us discussing when they did it the first time how SNME use to do it all the time in the heyday. Granted, that's later at night and I think they knew folks were probably turning off at the hour mark anyway regardless of starpower. Anyway, a vast majority of the people liked it from what I was reading in the thread. I think it's an interesting experiment. If it doesn't work, they're going to stop doing it. There was a stretch last year (prior to the return to touring) where there was very little growth in the numbers and that was WITH putting on the best main event possible.
  13. Yeah, let me explain. All the stuff that's free (well technically ESPN+ and Fight Pass ain't free but you get my point) and airing on TV or streaming would go in here. That would go for Bellator, Rizin, Invicta, Bareknuckle FC, LFA, CFFC, PFL, One FC, KSW, and all the UFC Fight Night cards. If the card is upcoming (as in seven days or less), going on, or just happened, this would be the thread. In April, I will probably start a new one and close this one. All the news not regarding an event that is happening that particular week would go in the Non Event thread. You can now put stuff regarding USADA and uniforms in that thread if you want. Monthly (or every three week) UFC PPV threads will still happen unless it's basically a free PPV like the one Abu Dhabi show last year. It appears there is an effort to stop a bunch of new threads from popping up. I want to do my part.
  14. To be fair, looking at Tapology, there were like 15 bouts that fell through and some of the replacement bouts were put on other cards just because the changes were so short notice. I mean I do think it's better that fighters get an extra week or two as opposed to much of 2020 and 2021 were people are fighting on 1-3 days notice and THEN have to cut weight. But yeah, Collier vs. Sherman is a rough one. However, that's probably going to be a quick finish if anything.
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