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Jim Cornette is a good example that sometimes it's better to burn out than to fade away.

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So apparently Impact is making sure to lock down Alberto el Patron, Eli Drake, and Evan Bourne to contracts and I have a legitimate question: Does anyone really enjoy Patron enough for him to be a top priority? I personally find him an instant channel changer but he’s always in demand so I must be missing something.

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I've only enjoyed him in Lucha Underground.

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40 minutes ago, Godfrey said:

So apparently Impact is making sure to lock down Alberto el Patron, Eli Drake, and Matt Sydal to contracts and I have a legitimate question: Does anyone really enjoy Patron enough for him to be a top priority? I personally find him an instant channel changer but he’s always in demand so I must be missing something.

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I think he's good in ring, but I don't care about him.

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Alberto's appeal to companies is that he could theoretically connect with the Latin American market, but I'm not a figures guy so I don't know if that's ever actually been the case anywhere he's worked. 

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That's gonna be the second Twitch special that airs this Friday. It's their second twitch special and it's going up against ROH for the second time. 

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Sydal’s options are pretty limited, aren’t they?  Do they need him locked up?

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Can all these dudes like Sami just go back to backyards and pummel each other for pennies? I was over the "hardcore" scene a decade ago.  TNA is the worst it's ever been and that's saying something. 

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6 hours ago, Niners Fan in CT said:

Can all these dudes like Sami just go back to backyards and pummel each other for pennies? I was over the "hardcore" scene a decade ago.  TNA is the worst it's ever been and that's saying something. 

You really think so? I’ve enjoyed their shows in the last month 

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19 hours ago, (BP) said:

Alberto's appeal to companies is that he could theoretically connect with the Latin American market, but I'm not a figures guy so I don't know if that's ever actually been the case anywhere he's worked. 

I mean I think it’s clear WWE doesn’t want him back given the Paige stuff and the fact that Almas is an infinitely better worker/personality. So he has no leverage for a better deal. 

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Bought tickets to the Impact vs Lucha Underground Wrestlecon Show. It's to be my first Impact live event. They've gone to Kent Washington which is like 20 minutes from where I stay in Washington a handful of times in the past but of course I never went. And that's when they had the likes of AJ, Angle, Dudleys, Roode but I'm seeing them now in New Orleans.

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Related to the Alberto news

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By Mike Johnson on 2018-03-06 10:45:00
Former WWE, AAA and Impact Wrestling champion Alberto el Patron (fka Del Rio) was at WWE HQ in Stamford, CT last week, PWInsider.com has confirmed.   We are told Patron was in Stamford last Wednesday, filming interview material for an upcoming WWE project related to Rey Mysterio.   That would be the day he flew to Europe to make an appearance for Five Star Wrestling. 

While Patron was in Stamford, he also met with Vince McMahon, numerous sources have confirmed.  

The meeting with McMahon is very interesting, because, as I noted in my Elite audio update yesterday, there have been rumblings of late within WWE that McMahon was very much for Patron returning to the company, as he's always been extremely high on Patron as a performer and a character.   Patron left the company in September 2016 after requesting a release, at the time unhappy with where he had been slated within the company.

Patron has been with Impact Wrestling since March 2017 and his current deal with the company is slated to expire next month.  As reported yesterday on PWInsider.com, Impact management made it a priority over the weekend in Canada to meet with talents who's deals were coming close to expiring in order to negotiate new deals, including Patron, who by all accounts would be the biggest "name" talent in the company and likely the highest paid.  Impact sources yesterday noted that those conversations with all talents were positive and expressed hopes all, including Patron, would be inking new deals. 

Patron is scheduled to headline the 4/22 Impact Wrestling Redemption PPV, challenging champion Austin Aries.

 

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WWE has more than enough wrestlers as it is. There's no need to add more dead weight. Especially one with as much baggage as ADR.

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If Vince is still high on Alberto...or just high period, I assume he'll be back.

I want HHH to walk past the newly re-hired ADR, "Who the fuck hired Alberto del Rio?".

 

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Vince and co. really like guys who can shoot, even if they've gotten their asses kicked in legitimate fights. 

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Of course I am amused that I no sooner post that than AAA announced that Alberto will be at TripleMania

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16 minutes ago, Nice Guy Eddie said:

Any discussion of Alberto needs this:

 

CroCop's look of pure disgust at the end of that fight just sells it.  He kicked Dos Caras Jr.so hard that when he woke up, he thought was a Mexican billionaire.

Oh, wait...

CroCop's mantra has always been right leg = hospital / left leg = cemetery, so Del Rio is lucky that Mirko's shin glanced off of his temple rather than landing flush against his neck.

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That always makes me so happy.

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Cro Cop has a history with pro wrestlers

 

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I can see Alberto staying with Impact for one more year or so. He said in an interview a couple months ago that he believed he would go back to WWE next year (but not full time) and then retire.

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Alberto will still be wrestling when he is his uncle's age. 

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