Here's hoping. If he can't take an L anywhere because he has to look strong for his other obligations it really hurts things if his only option is DQ finishes constantly. Thank god hes a top notch heel who can get himself over as a performer without looking weak though or he'd bury himself goin for DQ all the time.
Yea hopefully he loses it, the whole "not being able to lose" angle got really old with NWO after a while as wellHere's hoping. If he can't take an L anywhere because he has to look strong for his other obligations it really hurts things if his only option is DQ finishes constantly. Thank god hes a top notch heel who can get himself over as a performer without looking weak though or he'd bury himself goin for DQ all the time.
Eager for him vs Hangman Page as a built rivalry. Its got enough heat from fans where he couldn't show up at the PPV that it'll sell tickets hard.
Yes. I remember someone pointing out that they changed his title to "Bastard".Was PAC always on the roster page for AEW?
She is probably top 3 in the company and she is absolutely wasted. Thing is she is super over with crowds, compared to her push. She could be massive if given a chance.Ember Moon is another person I forgot the mention about people currently languishing in WWE that would do pretty well in AEW.
She can't cut a promo to save her life but as an athlete and a wrestler, she's incredibly good. She needs to be in a promotion wheres that valued more than being someone like Alexa Bliss or Lacey Evans.
Top 3 is awfully generous. Especially with Asuka, Kairi, Charlotte, Sasha, Bayley, and Becky on the roster.
Real talk if Athena didn't have her finisher she'd be an average WWE women's wrestler. She's ok, but not amazing by any stretch. Her finisher is what makes her special.
Booker T, many WCW and ECW guys after they closed, Eugene, Rob Conway, the Basham Brothers, the whole freaking Spirit Squad. Hell, for every Randy Orton or Cena, a bunch of OVWs talent was wasted. Heck, one of my buddies, who was trained by HBK and Manny Fernandez, got through a try-out but got turned down just because he was 40 at the time.I mean, I hate to keep on about bashing WWE, but I have to here.
Can you even imagine how many talents WWE has destroyed in the almost 20 years it has been since WCW went out of business? How many folks started with the dream, trained, attempted to make it work, and then WWE just killed their passion for the entire thing and they gave up and have since moved on? How many of these folks had actual potential and it was just tossed in the trash bin? How many truly great workers have we missed out on simply because of how WWE works?
I love wrestling, I'll always be a WWE fan, but when I really sit and think about it it kinda makes me sick to my stomach.
I'm beyond thrilled that these people have a true alternative in North America once again.
One guy I instantly think about is Harry Smith. It's an abomination how much of his career has been wasted because of what WWE did to him. I know he has had success elsewhere since, but not on this kind of stage in the states. I hope he has the chance to go to AEW. I mean, look what WWE did to someone like even CM Punk. He had a passion and they beat it out of him to the extent that he may not even work anywhere ever again. I can't imagine what it did to the guys who never even were able to come close to what someone like a CM Punk or Dean Ambrose were able to achieve with those constraints. Ugh.
It also pisses me off that even the guys that ARE getting a chance now, like Shawn Spears, so much of his career was just wasted. Now guys like him are in the spotlight but they are already pushing 40 years old. Other than a short stint on the indies, he wasted like 13 years of his prime for absolutely nothing.
It absolutely applies to others beyond just the wrestles. The WWE system pushes everyone down with how it is. JR on Double or Nothing was more in his element than he has been in years in WWE. Even Billy Flippin' Gunn seems to be in a better head space now. I'm sure agents like Dean and Arn will be thrilled to have somewhere to work where they are free to just be creative and do their jobs how they should have always been done. I'm excited for the possibility of Rene Young following Moxley as soon as it's possible, they have actively ruined her in the booth in WWE. It's no wonder that we are hearing reports where tons of folks in WWE are interested in getting out. I would be too if I worked there. I also don't think WWE is safe from anyone wanting out, not even the top talent unless they have direct ties to the family. In a million years I never would have thought someone like Randy would ever leave WWE, but now it wouldn't shock me for a second. The creative envoriment mixed with the decreased schedule? Some of these guys would be insane to not be interested in getting out.
Bayley is the Orton of The female roster. She’s really, really good at everything but doesn’t bringing that extra something with her all the time. When she’s on form, she’s in the upper echelon.
Can WWE actually patent the Royal Rumble rules given how ubiquitous battle royales in general are? It would be kind of like patenting the rule that titles never change via countouts or disqualifications. Also, I believe that 10 second countouts became a thing in the WWF in the 1980's, but since then, I've seen other promotions use this feature with no recrimination.
Lucha Underground basically did the Royal Rumble with Aztec Warfare, but instead of going over the top you had to be pinned/submitted. All the other rules and set up was the same. Allowed for high flyers to do their spots without being tossed out.
I was down in OVW in 2001 so I got to experience that "era" of the promotion and yeah, the Bashams pretty much quit wrestling after they got out of WWE and Conway didn't wrestle for years after, really fucking with OVW too, the place absolutely can kill people's passion for the business due to the the bullshit. Dinsmore should've been more but that gimmick trapped him and they could've allowed him to evolve out of it but didn't and unfortunately that's pretty much been his thing since. Despite his success I still don't think Cena really met his potential, Vince pretty much killed him by putting his Hulk Hogan style push shit on him. As for Randy Orton it's crazy to remember that he's not even 40 yet but still as I've said for 18 years now, fuck Orton.Booker T, many WCW and ECW guys after they closed, Eugene, Rob Conway, the Basham Brothers, the whole freaking Spirit Squad. Hell, for every Randy Orton or Cena, a bunch of OVWs talent was wasted. Heck, one of my buddies, who was trained by HBK and Manny Fernandez, got through a try-out but got turned down just because he was 40 at the time.
It is a multi days tournament that last for weeks. You have two blocks (A and B) where all the block competitors fight each other. The winners of the A and B block face each other in the finals. We will get the participants and the matches in the next days.
Yeah, they do multiple nights with two blocks of competitors. The person with the best record from the A block faces off with the winner from the B block for a title shot at Wrestle Kingdom. Dallas is the first show this year, but I don’t think they will announce the actual matches until the last week before the show.
If you are close enough you wouldn’t have to fly in, I would go ahead and do it. The G1 is normally pretty awesome. Tickets have been slow moving so they still have some pretty decent seats left.
Old man here, but it's the same thing as when people RaNdOmLy CaPtIaLiZe LeTtErs in something they write, basically "ThE SuPeR ShOwDoWn ShOW WaS BeTtEr ThAn DoUbLe Or NoThInG!" in Gif form.