All Elite Wrestling announced; bankrolled by Tony Khan, son of Jacksonville Jaguars and Fullham FC owner Shahid Khan

Oct 27, 2017
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Jax, FL
Penta seems to know how to pace himself.

Fenix just seems fucking crazy.
yea, he seems to always be at 100%. It's different if your working a less riskier style like Flair did, who also a person always working 100%, but he does a lot of risky stuff decreasing the margin of error. Osprey was also like this and even he had to change his style a little bit.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Vikingo had a match on Impact, last week I think? Pretty interesting character.


Also, lol, a reminder: we still don't know who Cody is wrestling at Double or Nothing, I doubt it's going to not be a "name" guy. Tony is a canny business man, he's not going to admit to signing a guy if it's going to ruin the storyline going into Double or Nothing, or say he's looking at such-and-such to have other promotions swoop in to throw money at the guy.
Martys contract with ROH should be up right before Double or Nothing iirc. Maybe its him. They've already set up a story for that on BTE with him being blindsided by everyone else leaving him.
 
Dec 3, 2017
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Martys contract with ROH should be up right before Double or Nothing iirc. Maybe its him. They've already set up a story for that on BTE with him being blindsided by everyone else leaving him.
His opponent/match is something I think they want to build up on The Road To Double Or Nothing so I doubt it would be Marty but I hope like hell he's available for that show. Gonna be a huge pop.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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His opponent/match is something I think they want to build up on The Road To Double Or Nothing so I doubt it would be Marty but I hope like hell he's available for that show. Gonna be a huge pop.
They brought up a possible opponent who's name was censored in the last episode of that. Marty being under contract with another company could explain why. Between that and Marty having an reason for wanting to fight Cody from BTE there's already a build. If his contract is up at the end of April like I thought they'd still have a few weeks to do more proper build with him present. Only other opponent I can think of right now is Aldis which would be kind of boring.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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What benefit is their for New Japan bringing Omega in now?
he's one of their biggest stars in modern history and now a former IWGP champ. he's also a massive draw as evidenced by him and ibushi selling out budokon hall, something even okada vs tanahashi couldn't do.

at this point he might just play a role similar to jericho and pop up 4 times a year for only the 4 biggest shows. but you better believe those 4 shows will be boosted by his presence.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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he's one of their biggest stars in modern history and now a former IWGP champ. he's also a massive draw as evidenced by him and ibushi selling out budokon hall, something even okada vs tanahashi couldn't do.

at this point he might just play a role similar to jericho and pop up 4 times a year for only the 4 biggest shows. but you better believe those 4 shows will be boosted by his presence.
Come in and put people over yes.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Dave said on Observer Radio TNA had 12,250 viewers on their first week of Pursuit TV. Which means only 987 more people watched the second-largest US wrestling company at home during their first week on Pursuit than were live in the building for All In, and it means ticket demand for AEW's first show as an official company exceeded even that only 2 hours into presale codes being available
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Dave said on Observer Radio TNA had 12,250 viewers on their first week of Pursuit TV. Which means only 987 more people watched the second-largest US wrestling company at home during their first week on Pursuit than were live in the building for All In, and it means ticket demand for AEW's first show as an official company exceeded even that only 2 hours into presale codes being available
Wtf. 12,000 TV viewers. WOW!
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Dave said on Observer Radio TNA had 12,250 viewers on their first week of Pursuit TV. Which means only 987 more people watched the second-largest US wrestling company at home during their first week on Pursuit than were live in the building for All In, and it means ticket demand for AEW's first show as an official company exceeded even that only 2 hours into presale codes being available
Can we still say that Impact is the second largest wrestling company in the US?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Dave said on Observer Radio TNA had 12,250 viewers on their first week of Pursuit TV. Which means only 987 more people watched the second-largest US wrestling company at home during their first week on Pursuit than were live in the building for All In, and it means ticket demand for AEW's first show as an official company exceeded even that only 2 hours into presale codes being available
Never even heard of that channel before, but decided to look it up

http://pursuitchannel.com/shows/

Everything on it is either hunting or fishing with the exception of Impact.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Come in and put people over yes.
Sure. Like Jericho, I don't think he has a problem with that.


Also right now when it comes to American promotions I have it as WWE > NJPW > ROH > Impact, and there's pretty big gaps between each of them. ROH is already taking a hit on live attendance after the Elite left. AEW will almost certainly slot into that #2 spot when they start TV.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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He is there biggest draw after Oakda and Natio
Uh, Tanahashi?

Omega's definitely a big draw (albeit a distant fourth biggest IMO) but at the same time, if negoations don't turn out well, NJPW will be fine. If NJPW can recover from losing Nakamura, AJ Styles and Karl Anderson in the same month, then losing Kenny isn't the end of the world.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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NoVA
I just realized what AEW should do about the WWE shirt situation. Release a shirt that has the logo on the front and back of both the outside and the inside of the shirt.

Oh, you want me to turn it inside out?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Glad they landed Jericho, he is one the THEE wrestlers that can reinvent himself every time he shows up and always gets over with the crowd. His last one with "drink it in mannnnn" and best friends with Kevin Owens was awesome
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Uh, Tanahashi?

Omega's definitely a big draw (albeit a distant fourth biggest IMO) but at the same time, if negoations don't turn out well, NJPW will be fine. If NJPW can recover from losing Nakamura, AJ Styles and Karl Anderson in the same month, then losing Kenny isn't the end of the world.
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In what world is Kenny Omega a 4th distant draw. The man was one of the biggest draws in the company. I can tell you that the biggest match last year was it Kenny Omega. Like he was a bigger draw than AJ ever was and a way way way way way bigger job and Karl Anderson was don't know why you put him on the list. And in order for New Japan to make in moving of America they need Kenny.
 
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