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Old 05-07-2019, 10:56 AM
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I watched because I was home. But I think it's time for me to take another hiatus.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:00 PM
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I use the Fast forward when Roman Reigns, some Vince self-stroking promo, or whatever their charity of the month are on, which amounts to about half the show, so I haven't given up completely yet.
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Old 05-09-2019, 05:58 PM
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Angelico, who you may remember for diving off the top of Dario Cueto's office to land a cross-body in season 1 of Lucha Underground, has signed with AEW.

It's also being reported that AEW will announce next week that they've signed a TV deal that will give them a weekly show on TNT, which you may recall was the same channel that carried WCW Monday Nitro back in the day. No word on what day it'll be airing on, probably Wednesday or Thursday so they don't have to compete with WWE for live ratings.
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:43 PM
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you know id be glad if it did but on another i think thats crap ..... because its why fusient and then Bischoff's group couldn't buy wcw because Warners didn't want wrestling on their "serious drama channel" ... why they didn't keep it on tbs ill never know ....


Of course, USA tried the same thing but it almost killed USA off at the time now but now I think they could pull it off .....
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:11 AM
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The latest Table For Three has the wives of Randy Orton, Kurt Angle and Matt Hardy and it's really precious. They discuss having to balance their husbands' absences with going out in public, and having to explain angles to their kids. Kurt's daughter is a big fan of Bailey, and when Kurt was RAW GM and threatened to fire her, the daughter told him he better not do it. Kurt explained he was making Bailey go "time out" for behaving badly, and she seemed to get it.
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Old 05-11-2019, 01:46 PM
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The latest Table For Three has the wives of Randy Orton, Kurt Angle and Matt Hardy and it's really precious. They discuss having to balance their husbands' absences with going out in public, and having to explain angles to their kids. Kurt's daughter is a big fan of Bailey, and when Kurt was RAW GM and threatened to fire her, the daughter told him he better not do it. Kurt explained he was making Bailey go "time out" for behaving badly, and she seemed to get it.
"Okay, but only for five minutes!"

Thank you for sharing that. Table for Three is my favorite original, outside-the-ring WWE programming.
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:54 PM
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I thought it funny that Randy's wife notes that he has a reputation as an asshole, even if it was only in passing.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:04 PM
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yeah mick foley discusses that in his first book that when his kids were little he said had to explain "daddy and uncle----- weren't trying to kill each other it was a show sort of like a fight in a movie .... "


apparently, in so many words dusty letting Dustin think it was totally real and then finding out how it was really done on his own as a teen is one of the major things that caused the rift between them

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Old 05-12-2019, 07:06 AM
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Mexican luchadore Silver King, perhaps best known for his stint with World Championship Wrestling from 1997-2000, and for playing the villain in Nacho Libre, has died aged 51, after suffering heart complications during a match.
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:10 PM
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Most recent reporting is that Silver King died in the ring, but it isn't believed to have been caused by any specific trauma. As ekedolphin said, heart complications.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:03 AM
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apparently, in so many words dusty letting Dustin think it was totally real and then finding out how it was really done on his own as a teen is one of the major things that caused the rift between them
Jeff Jarrett said his dad never told him the true nature of the business either. His dad had him doing odd jobs for the company when he was in his early teens, and that's when he found out it was all a work.
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With AEW's TV deal being announced (or almost or whatever), is it really competition to WWE if they're on different nights?
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:28 PM
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With AEW's TV deal being announced (or almost or whatever), is it really competition to WWE if they're on different nights?
Yes. They will draw wrestling fans, potentially draw new fans, and draw away wrestlers who take a look, listen to AEW's locker room and decide not to re-sign with WWE.

That 'competition' will force WWE to make changes. With Vince, probably all of the wrong changes, but we'll see how that works out with the new network contracts they've got and already seeing pressure from the network they're not even running on yet.
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Isn't it ironic that AEW's TV deal is with TNT, the same channel that said, "We're cancelling WCW Monday Nitro, because we don't see pro wrestling as a core part of our business strategy", thus causing Fusient to back out of the sale? I wonder if WCW would still be around today if AOL/TimeWarner hadn't done that.
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The other pressure will be too much wrestling. Some, self included, won't want to watch every hour of wrestling every week, and will turn to whichever is consistently more entertaining. Unless one is brand-loyal (and why one would be except hollow tribalism is beyond me), if the pendulum of entertainment moves, some fans will follow. Will it be enough to alter the wrestling landscape? I have no clue.

ETA: I don't find a 18 year old business decision ironic. One can play all the what-if scenarios one wants, but someone made a decision to plug up a division that was bleeding money. Both the cable and wrestling landscapes are different today.
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:17 PM
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i remember tnt used to not delay the channel so if it was on at 8 pm on the channel it was on at 5 pm here so id watched the 2/3 hours of nitro and then watch raw .....

Funny thing is the Monday night wars are why turner finally decided to put up the normal west coast time delay for his channels and quit repeating nitro later that Monday .. because it made raw and nitro on at the same time .....
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:05 PM
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IIRC, Ted Turner had no control over WCW after the merger with AOL/Time Warner. The new execs hadn't produced wrestling content before, and couldn't conceive of letting wrestlers be in charge. Plus, none of those execs are still around after 18 years. I'm sure Cody & Barr made sure they would get executive control.

Eventually, HHH & Stephanie will have to get over their loyalty to Vince and give him a mercy shooting.
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Asuka and Kairi Sane are now the Kabuki Warriors.

VINCE...
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Yeah, that had me yelling at my TV too. Idiocy.
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Apparently, there's some "shock" that Smackdown will remain at "only" two hours when it moves to Fox in October.

What did these people expect? A lot of Fox's affiliates depend on their 10 PM (Eastern/Pacific) local news, as in a number of cities (e.g. San Francisco), it's the most popular late night local news show, and they probably already complain that they have to give it up on Thursday nights in the fall for Fox's NFL coverage (out east, anyway), "but at least it's football, so the ratings will be high and we can get more money for our commercials, but we're not giving it up for professional wrestling."
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WWE streams lost match between Brett Hart and Tom Magee.

That's right, THE Tom Magee.
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Yeah, that had me yelling at my TV too. Idiocy.
According to an angry-sounding Paige, the girls themselves picked that name.

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Asuka and Kairi Sane are now the Kabuki Warriors.

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Don't worry. Vince has heard your complaints.

Next week they'll be "the Kabuki Experience".

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Old 05-16-2019, 09:46 AM
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I had no idea who he was, and thought this might have been an imaginary wrestler like the one from Edge & Christian's show. I looked him up, and found he was recently the victim of an assault over a parking space. I guess WWE decided to get him over instead of sending him flowers.
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According to an angry-sounding Paige, the girls themselves picked that name.

*shrug*
I'm going to assume either their translator was drinking heavily at the time, or they chose something that would get by Vince without much fuss. Or both.
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:49 PM
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I'm going to assume either their translator was drinking heavily at the time, or they chose something that would get by Vince without much fuss. Or both.
Considering that Vince had to be told by JR that many men find Asian women attractive, the approval process probably consisted of finding a Japanese word that the old man has heard at least once before.
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There was The Great Kabuki, managed by Gary Hart in WCCW and GCW back in the 80's. He supposedly was the first to use Kool-Aid spray, aka the "Asian Mist." Vince fondly remembers the 80s, when Hulkamania made him rich.
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Heh. I remember the shock when his kayfabe son, The Great Muta, spit not only green blinding mist but also red burning mist...in the same match! Apparently "The Great" was their family name and "Kabuki" and "Muta" were their first names
Asuka explains here why they picked the name. I honestly don't mind it.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:30 PM
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FUCK! PAC vs Adam Page at Double or Nothing isn't happening.

That's it, I ain't gettin' it. I'll just look for the bootlegs on YouTube.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:45 PM
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Wait, Adrian Neville is refusing to put people over? He ain't exactly New Generation-era Shawn Michaels.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:50 PM
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He's someone's champion and he doesn't want to go around being jobbed out and making his promotion look weak for having him as champ. I don't see a problem with that.
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Wait, Adrian Neville is refusing to put people over? He ain't exactly New Generation-era Shawn Michaels.
Well, the whole reason Neville walked out on WWE in the first place was that he didn't want to put Enzo Amore over, so it's hardly unprecedented.

(Granted, having to make Enzo Amore look good is reason enough to walk out on any job.)

Anyway, here's the updated card;

* Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho
* AAA tag team championships: The Young Bucks (c) vs. Pentagon Jr. & Fenix
* Cody Rhodes vs. Dustin Rhodes
* SoCal Uncensored vs. Cima, T-Hawk & El Lindaman
* Chuck Taylor & Trent Barretta vs. Angelico & Jack Evans
* Dr. Britt Baker vs. Kylie Rae vs. Nyla Rose
* Aja Kong, Yuka Sakazaki & Emi Sakura vs. Hikaru Shida, Riho & Ryo Mizunami
* Kip Sabian vs. Sammy Guevara
* 21-Man Casino Battle Royale for a AEW World Championship Match

Page will be facing a new opponent TBA. Jon Moxley, perhaps?
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Dammit, I really wanted to see Page vs PAC. I thought they'd book PAC to win, because he's more famous, but I guess he's a one-shot deal and not a full-timer. I just wanted to see the match. It wouldn't have been for whatever gumball machine belt PAC has outside of AEW, and Page isn't Enzo!

They supposedly had Page run in on a match with PAC in the UK, which Page won via DQ, and they'll show it for free somewhere, maybe on the pre-show?

I otherwise want to see the former LU stars like PJ, Fenix, Jack Evans and Angelico. SoCal Uncensored, Taylor & Barreta are solid workers who came over from RoH, and Kenny Omega hasn't been tainted by WWE yet. Maybe it would be worth the $50, but I haven't decided yet.
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one of the last "divas" (before they started taking the women more seriously and ended the term ) passed on the other day from what's now being called possible suicide

https://wrestling-edge.com/former-ww...o-passes-away/

other than a wm match did she do anything important? seems like once the contract was up she just became a manager before fading away ...she was also involved in some sort of lawsuit that was skeezy against the wwe https://wrestling-edge.com/ashley-ma...ore-her-death/

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