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  1. I love this idea. Think of the heat. Super babyface World Champion (in ROH) invades and nullifies his word and becomes super heel AEW World Champion via that loophole. That's almost an ECW One Night Stand if Cena had won scenario, with the added caveat of a Hogan heel turn / breaking your word and being a lying scumbag. I would love to see this idea.
  2. I do appreciate you trying to make that idea wrestling related. Springboards and verticals doing dropkicks make wayy more sense than the alternative. Which by the way WWE already does with the performance center. It's just a social media thing. But all the developmental people do a combine. Men & Women do the weight bench and vertical leap and all that. I think it just happened a week or two ago. So it kind of already is a thing, to a very small degree. But your spin is way more logical than just straight workout stuff.
  3. Along those lines I genuinely wonder if the August PPV will be called All In or All Out this year. Obviously All Out was a riff off of the original getting as close as they could legally. But for all intents and purposes All In should be the brand name for it. It was the spark that started AEW. But TK has also shown to be pretty sentimental and prideful, would he want to scrap the All Out name? Jericho was crowned the first AEW World Champion at All Out, not All In. Will be interesting to see, at least to me.
  4. I too feel optimism about Tony buying ROH. My only hope is that if he intends on keeping it a separate brand, he is totally hands off. AEW is his baby. He is very meticulous about it and that's great. But I would love to see him hire a competent executive to have full reign over ROH. Sure have a working agreement where AEW guys can go down there for work. And ROH guys can get signed to AEW and move up. But a distinct separate promotion that Kahn himself doesn't actually have anything to do with day to day. Let a Regal or Christopher Daniels or Cody or someone have full autonomy. They would be the TK of ROH. Every decision from booking to production to what they serve at catering is all under their umbrella. And TK just gets monthly reports on their progress and numbers. It's not the only way to make it work, but it's the most effective way in my opinion.
  5. I hear ya, but I actually think that's a GOOD thing. When WWE bought WCW they took like 24 people with it. And those 24 were nowhere near stars. TK has a blank slate to do whatever he wants with it now. Everyone knows there are no people under contract. He can run it like an indy if he chooses to, like ROH had planned to do going forward. And there is a lot of merit in that. Don't worry about a TV deal. Just get a touring weekend indy up and running again. The purpose would be develop and trying out new talent. Maybe AEW is too full to sign a Biff Busick. But an indy ROH can book him on a three month run and try him out. If he gets way over and you enjoy his stuff, sign him for AEW. If not you get a seasoned vet working with younger guys and making them better. Garcia getting an extended run with Biff in an ROH would certainly help him learn and grow. That's worth it alone, but double so if Biff ends up catching on big too. The TV competent is not even necessary. Listen where there's smoke there's fire. There is something in the works with HBO Max. For argument's sake let's say Max has agreed to do a deal with TK. They get quarterly AEW live PPVs. They get the library of all of AEW & ROH. And they also get monthly ROH PPVs. Envision ROH being like NXT was when it was Network only. 4 PPVs a year and only 3 years of a history on it's own probably couldn't score a big rights fee yet. But 16 PPVs, 3 years of AEW, & 20 years of ROH sure could. They essentially expanded their library exponentially. There's def a component to this that hasn't dropped yet. Kahn is way too savy of a business man to buy a dead brand that he doesn't have plans for just to mark out for it's history. There is a purpose and a reason for this purchase and he probably will reveal more once this PPV is done. DON 2019 was their first event. Technically this is the last PPV of year three for them. Seems like DoN 2022 would be the perfect point for a new streaming plan to start, if that's in the works. But admittedly this is just me speculating.
  6. I missed Engrams's contract being up. He had so much potential but any time a pass hit him right in the hands you knew FOR SURE it was a drop coming. It's like a player that had all the tools to be the next Gronk but they had to play with one of those club casts on both hands at all times. My neighbors will be quite happy he's gone because I will be screaming at my TV a little less on Sundays now.
  7. Huh? Didn't hear a single Shane heckle. I did hear noted lifelong wrestling fan Tony Kahn riffing off of WWE buying WCW by saying Shane's not here. As in there isn't a twist coming, like Shane actually being the owner of WCW instead of Vince. "The name on the contract does read McMahon... but it says Shane McMahon. I now own WCW". It was his nerdy attempt at a joke. Nothing to do with any heckles.
  8. Gettleman really put them in a hole. How did he get hired in the first place? Ugh. I'm a Barkley fan and don't want to see him go, but the rumor is he's available via trade. It's about the only way to free up cap space quickly. I do expect him to have a bounce back year this year, but regardless work horse RBs are just not worth it anymore. Zeke's number is crushing the Cowboys and he didn't do shit last year. The only work horse RB worth the money is Derek Henry. He's one in a million tho. Might as well blow the team up. None of their skill position players are worth building around. Golliday was a bust. Engram's hands are made of baby oil. Sheppard is solid but he's become injury prone. Go young and cheap and hope your scouting department lands a few gems.
  9. I think this is the first Sunday PPV not followed up by a holiday, correct? They normally only do the Sunday PPVs if the majority of people have off the following Monday, like for Labor Day & Memorial Day. I wonder why they went with a Sunday this time. Pure guess but there's probably something scheduling-wise making them need to do a Sunday. Like the building they wanted wasn't free Saturday? Or something necessary for Tony's duties with The Jags taking up his Saturday or something? In reality I think the true reason they do Sunday ppvs when they do them has nothing to do with holidays. I feel like TK would do Sunday PPVs every time if they don't conflict with the NFL. While the holiday reasoning makes sense, it's funny that the Sundays they do run PPVs just happen to be the Sundays during football's off season.
  10. Funny story along these lines. I worked Necro before. I'm smaller than he is. Very politely in the back he says to me ' Hey on the punch, chop, punch, chop spot would you mind putting your hands up once the chops are done and I go to just punchign you in the corner? It'll be a lot more believable that way'. I'm cool with that made total sense and I assured him I wouldn't try and show him up or make him look bad or anything. The first punch hits me right in the temple so hard I am legit out on my feet. My eyes are open and I'm reacting to his strikes, but I am legit out. So we get to the point where I'm supposed to get my hands up, and no one is home. So he thinks I'm trying to be a tough guy showing him up and he starts blasting me full force with punches to my jaw and head lol. He eventually got me down to the mat but hands never did go up to protect myself. (For clarity dude was a total sweetheart and apologized a million times in the back when I explained what happened. Necro was one of the softest spoken and nicest guy you could ever meet. Shitty political rants he currently posts on Facebook aside).
  11. I have an irrational hatred of the shoulder post spot (but only in WWE). Your god damn posts are plastic on the inside now now because of the LED post setup. It's not a shoulder into a steel post anymore. It's a shoulder hitting weak forgiving bendable plastic now. Makes a good sound, but fuck that being such a change in momentum spot anymore.
  12. Oh god. Didn't even think of that. But yes. Reigns wins and unifies them, they create a new one, Brock wins it, back to square one. Where can I bet on this scenario? Seems like an easy way to double my net-worth.
  13. True. In 2016 they only handed Seth a spot into the finals, not the title. Super weird structure. One side dude just gets in for free. The other bracket is two four ways, then Balor over Reigns. I guess Vince is so tournament adverse he refused to do a straight up bracket there. Yes. That was my main point. Why do it at all if you know you don't want to do it? Typical Vince booking. Throw shit around and figure your way back out of it in a few weeks because you didn't really want to make any product changes. I do wonder if they bring back the world heavyweight title here. Like if they just put a new belt on tv with that same wwe / universal design and call it champion of the galaxy that's gonna be shit on so hard. Not to mention very easy to see through. You have to at least make some kinda change. Sure there's two belts still but they have different designs again. Good shit pal.
  14. "Unification match" Because the audience loved when they just handed Triple H a title back in 2002? It's been 20 years, what's old is new again.
  15. Does your local indy also pull in $4 million on their PPVs?? lol No one is saying they can't. We're talking about if they should. Hindsight and all, in the long run the WWE Network scored them a huge payday and worked out. But for the longest time they lost money on it vs what they could have made by keeping the PPVs as PPV only, UFC style. They also had 35 years of their own content and 70% of the rest of the industries' content on it. Had all they had was 3 good years of Raw, PPVs, Heat, Metal, & Jakked would it have sold as many subscriptions?
  16. First commercial doesn't hit until 10-15 mins in generally. Not always but the majority of the time. If you're trying to keep people that stayed on TBS or TNT by mistake, they def won't still be there 10 minutes in. Gotta hit them with it in the first few minutes. And definitely in program, not fighting for attention with a commercial playing. Get the sentiment, multi task and keep it from disrupting anything. But doing it during a commercial is way too late and then pointless to do at all.
  17. Right but the Lanny Poffo deal is always misrepresented. It was part of Savage's pay. Like they offered him $500k a year and he said no, pay me $300k a year and pay Lanny the other $200k a year. Those numbers are just a guess. But it wasn't separate money Lanny was getting. He was getting a partial piece of Savage's income. Savage was set because he had the WCW money & the Slim Jim money so he threw his brother some bones. They gave Lanny his own contract and kept BS'ing him on a starting date because they never intended to actually use him. Bischoff has said all of this on his podcast. It was Savage taking care of his brother without trying to make it look like that, and let Lanny keep his pride.
  18. All Out doing 205,000 buys is why I think it's unlikely we get a streaming app in the traditional sense. If they do it WWE network style and put all of their PPV events on it, it's going to lose money vs what they get from current PPV splits. Maybe they do a streaming app that doesn't contain their live PPVs. Their split of the $10m gross would be about $4m. Is a streaming app going to pull in the kind of numbers to replace that? To get to $4m they'd need 400,000 subscribers a month. Double the amount that buy the PPVs. Would be a very risky gamble.
  19. I'd love to see them unify the Women's & Tag Titles too. One Universal Men Champion, Women's Champion, & Men's Tag Champions, & Women's Tag Champions. They can work both shows and feud with anyone. All these split up championships really dilute the importance of being champion in my opinion. Keep the brand split if you want. But there's no need to have two separate tag titles when WWE doesn't even give a shit about tag team wrestling.
  20. I 3000% agree that it takes away from the matches. I don't like it either. Especially this week because he did it over the tranquilo on the ropes / Sammy cocky corner taunt thing. It would have added to the match talking about them both being so confident and shit. But I'm fairly sure it's done that way on purpose. It's dumb tv production stuff, but it's done to try and retain the audience from their lead in. Like oops these people were in their phones not paying attention and didn't change the channel, quick show them what's coming up so they don't leave. I have no idea if it actually ever works. But that's the purpose of squeezing the rundown in during the opening match. For awhile there they tried doing the rundown of the show right at the beginning before any matches started and it kind of felt weird and out of place. Like the first 3 minutes of the show felt like filler and probably lost more viewers than it kept.
  21. I will be very pleasantly surprised if they do go the unification route. (I know that's how it's being marketed today. But that will change a couple times between now and then). The last time they unified titles it only last 2.5 years. And a new belt was created. I can't see them changing the title design. They love that logo thing. I see them sticking with the Universal name for it, and just putting that front plate onto the black strap. We'll see tho. I could also see them using multiple Universal titles. One that has a red strap when he shows up on Raw, and one that has a blue strap when he's on Smackdown. Maybe a black strap for PPVs. You know how WWE can be with that shit lol.
  22. "The February 25 edition of AEW Rampage was taped on Wednesday night at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT." We're not live pal. (Sid would have been pumped to hear that).
  23. They were referring to Voodoo Kin Mafia. The terrible TNA group of Billy Gunn Road Dogg and Konan. And I think R-Truth was in it too maybe. They used Vince's initials to be edgy. And challenged DX to a match like Bischoff did with McMahon. Peak TNA cringe.
  24. Road Dogg just had a heart attack guys. It's for Pro Wrestling Tees money. And not an AEW tag run. (I hope)
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