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  1. That would be super disappointing, I’ve been really looking forward to that. They still haven’t announced tickets yet and it’s 7 weeks out. I assume we’ll find out this week one way or the other.
  2. I thought it was shocking that wwe got the two deals they did, when the ratings have dropped so much year after year. I’m constantly amazed that the major team sports get all those billions. The sports bubble will eventually pop, but so far it’s still strong. From all the talk, mostly Dave but everyone else that’s chimed in, this has been talked up as a major league deal. I’ve always been nervous because every good negotiation could suddenly end and the recent track record for wrestling on tv is really bad, but this couldn’t have been a small deal.
  3. Still I’ve been nervous from the start that the deal wasn’t signed yet, with no one but wwe able to get even a barely decent tv deal in the last decade. Strong negotiations can end, but I’ll be skeptical until I hear more. This would change everything though. A good mid 8 figure deal would be a minimum for them to get past this stage and potentially thrive. Them not having a paying deal, or worse them paying for tv would just be a never ending money pit until Khan would eventually get sick of it.
  4. It’s that guy from “the wrap” who broke the latest round of news about turner. This seems just like speculation though, I’d wait to hear what Dave says (he’s been pretty confidently talking about numbers as if he’d heard them. And I can’t see tnt doing paid programming as part of their prime time lineup, supposedly that they’d be introducing during upfronts with all their prestige programming - according to the same guy). https://411mania.com/wrestling/details-on-aews-potential-tv-deal-and-if-theyll-be-paying-for-tv-time/ “As excited as people are, they have cool t-shirts and a cool roster, you know, but they’re unproven, let’s be realistic,” Maglio said. He added, “My understanding based on the people I’ve spoken to is that it would be more AEW paying for its time on TNT than Turner paying AEW for its show. Another very good wrestling reporter and I had been talking about whether that would be the case or whether it would be a revenue share, and we’d both heard rumblings and talked to people. Maybe a couple of months ago it might have been a little bit of a different story. But the truth is, when you’re talking to Turner, [they’re] a very well-established, very well-off company inside of gigantic parent company…it’s not the UFC. It’s not WWE, it’s not MLB. They have MLB, they have NBA. They know what they have to pay for. And I think currently, AEW has way more to prove than Turner has in terms of trying to get them to come to their networks. I think AEW needs this deal more than Turner does.”
  5. How about literally any other name then? Why choose The Worst One?
  6. You know there’s a very specific reason they choose the grand garden arena right? They initially booked the t-mobile arena with a 20k capacity (which they clearly would have sold out) and then they were informed that if the Vegas nhl team makes it that far in the playoffs and end up with a home game scheduled on the 25th, aew would get bumped and that would be like a 1-2 week notice for their first ever show. So they played it safe and booked the garden. It would have been much cooler and more impressive if they could have done t-mobile arena.
  7. What I like about their philosophy so far, is that they seem to be picking people with specific ideas. Like, it’s not that they’d say no to having Cena, Reigns and undertaker, but they very specifically want the usos and new day, which probably wouldn’t be the top picks of people starting a fantasy promotion but they have very specific ideas. I think that bodes we’ll for them (and us fans).
  8. All the wrestling angles are done through Twitter now, why is this any different? There could be 100 reasons she didn’t do the Wendy Williams show.
  9. A number of the wrestlers are genuinely really hilarious, and unique, so of course we don’t want them contributing ideas or doing their own promos.
  10. Three big battle royals this weekend and they all did this. That means no one should do it for a long time. In fact, how about no more battle royals for awhile. They need to cut the time of these shows down, I’d say the idea “everyone needs to be on the big show” needs to go. Just pay everyone in a way that it doesn’t matter if you get a 30 second spot in a battle royal or not, you still get paid. They’re gonna have a ppv in three or four weeks anyway, make joe vs mysterio and Lashley vs Balor featured matches on that ppv. There’s ways around this problem they created for themselves.
  11. matt925

    G1 Supercard

    It sucks but everyone outside of nxt is guilty of this time thing now. Last years supercard of honor was at least 4 1/2 hours, new japan shows in the us have been 4 1/2 hours. I’ve said it before but that’s just stupid. Imagine sitting through a movie or football game that long, it’s just ridiculous. And then almost 6 here, 7 plus tomorrow, just dumb.
  12. matt925

    G1 Supercard

    That’s awesome, glad you enjoyed it and I wish I could have gone. Also wanted to mention, while I thought the women’s match was alright, the aftermath was just the god awful worst thing on the show. My mom is in town to visit the grandkids, and I was like mom I have to watch this show, and she’s a good sport. But sitting there through that slow ass angle was one of those “I’m so embarrassed to be a wrestling fan” moments. Also everything from beginning to end with the street fight. And I was trying to hype up new japan and they came through. But that was like a shiny apple and you turn it around and see this nasty ass decay spot.
  13. matt925

    G1 Supercard

    Also the pco entrance, where everyone is in the ring, and then they slowly assemble the electric chair, and then he climbs in and becomes unconscious, all on camera. Super bush league when you have so many eyes on you.
  14. matt925

    G1 Supercard

    The bad roh stuff was terrible, including commentary and I’m assuming all the production because they had the roh live time stamp. I liked the ladder match even though the show was dragging at that point, and the women’s match was alright. New japan stuff was night and day better. Ibushi/Naito was outstanding, the main was great although the crowd was understandably burnt out. Cobb ospreay was great, Tanahashi zsj was really good.
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