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Serene

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Not in this case. There is nothing to be happy about. This personally sucks for me as an Io fan. Because now this opens the door to main roster booking bullshit/politics that plagues the women's division to infect NXT.
let's be real, they could put the title on Io tomorrow and you'd still find some way to twist it into a negative and give some doom prophecy about how she's gonna be buried in two months
 

SageShinigami

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You get out what you put in. The ddtpro_eng and hi5ame Twitter accounts are all you need for both.
I think I had this discussion before. I'm not a fan of this approach. Hopefully this year's DDT event will result in more support so they think it's worth it to try.

Pretty much. Riddle is a supremely confident dude who knows his worth and has the mentality of a star. The lesson is; stop that. There are no stars in WWE, only the brand.

He's the sort of guy that they would have propelled to the moon twenty years ago, but in 2020 he needs to shut up and do as he's told.
That's insane to me. The company continues to lose money, they can't sell at house shows and their ratings suck, though they'll likely pop a big one this week, their approach doesn't work.

My friends and I went to see "Smackville" and it was half empty and we didn't even try hard to get in. Just showed up the day of 'cause we wanted something to do. That's how people see the biggest company in wrestling.

And instead of trying new things, they've got to try and fuck with stars to teach em a lesson? Garbage.
 

sir_crocodile

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Io's probably headed back to Stardom anyway right? Either that or Evil's moving to the US.

I think Io has a year and a bit left on her contract (plus however long she's out injured) though.
 

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That's insane to me. The company continues to lose money, they can't sell at house shows and their ratings suck, though they'll likely pop a big one this week, their approach doesn't work.

My friends and I went to see "Smackville" and it was half empty and we didn't even try hard to get in. Just showed up the day of 'cause we wanted something to do. That's how people see the biggest company in wrestling.

And instead of trying new things, they've got to try and fuck with stars to teach em a lesson? Garbage.
Remember the Vince quote: "I'd rather have a half-full building chanting for the person I tell them to than a full building cheering the person they want."
 

DarkstarIV

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let's be real, they could put the title on Io tomorrow and you'd still find some way to twist it into a negative and give some doom prophecy about how she's gonna be buried in two months
Dude. I have every right to be pissed. I want to see Io get her time at the top on NXT. She reinvented her entire character and got super over. And now it is almost certainly never happening.
 

SageShinigami

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Remember the Vince quote: "I'd rather have a half-full building chanting for the person I tell them to than a full building cheering the person they want."
....Wait. What? Who tf said this? Vince., as in Vinny Marseglia? The dude in the Kingdom?

Dude. I have every right to be pissed. I want to see Io get her time at the top on NXT. She reinvented her entire character and got super over. And now it is almost certainly never happening.
You are perpetually angry about their booking.
 

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Dude. I have every right to be pissed. I want to see Io get her time at the top on NXT. She reinvented her entire character and got super over. And now it is almost certainly never happening.
I'm not saying you can't be upset. Just that you almost religiously post about how Io is being wronged and it's just a thing of like at a certain point you should just stop watching it if you're that bothered by her booking. Especially if you are as confident as you seem to be that she's doomed and it'll never change. Just seems like a lot of energy wasted on something you are clearly not enjoying at all.
 
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So is Rhea going to wrestle twice in one week with TakeOver and Wrestlemania? This definitely feels like Triple H's doing.

There's no way Charlotte is winning that match. Just a way for NXT to get more spotlight and a possible ratings bump.
 
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Give me a NOAH streaming service with a the good stuff. If it's part of universe even better
I believe that (much like with AJPW) the good stuff's owned by the original broadcaster, NTV in this case. Of course, CyberAgent have the resources to do a deal, but it's whether they see value in doing so that matters. Much like DDT and English language content, it's something that'll happen if fans give them a reason to head in that direction.

And instead of trying new things, they've got to try and fuck with stars to teach em a lesson? Garbage.
It's symptomatic of everything that's wrong with WWE these days, nothing happens organically. If there's excitement, it's because WWE has orchestrated it as planned, not because the audience (who the promotion continues to treat like idiots) are easily able to detect when a dude's brimming with natural charisma and should be pushed accordingly.
 

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but for her it's a long ass flight to see her husband and vice-versa. As I said it could be Evil heading to AEW or something, but either way I'd think one of them is changing promotions.
say hello to the top star of NXT Japan, Io Shirai!

and now she lives in Japan again

look at that I solved it
 

DarkstarIV

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but for her it's a long ass flight to see her husband and vice-versa. As I said it could be Evil heading to AEW or something, but either way I'd think one of them is changing promotions.
Only Dave has speculated she is leaving. There is no actual word on her leaving. She has a post up on her personal blog from a month earlier (before this report broke out) that she has no problems living in the US right now and enjoys her time in WWE.
 

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I think I had this discussion before. I'm not a fan of this approach. Hopefully this year's DDT event will result in more support so they think it's worth it to try.



That's insane to me. The company continues to lose money, they can't sell at house shows and their ratings suck, though they'll likely pop a big one this week, their approach doesn't work.

My friends and I went to see "Smackville" and it was half empty and we didn't even try hard to get in. Just showed up the day of 'cause we wanted something to do. That's how people see the biggest company in wrestling.

And instead of trying new things, they've got to try and fuck with stars to teach em a lesson? Garbage.
Hm.

This is why caring about anything that WWE puts out is utterly pointless and not worth anyone’s time or energy.
 

Brass Body Dave

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Only Dave has speculated she is leaving. There is no actual word on her leaving. She has a post up on her personal blog from a month earlier (before this report broke out) that she has no problems living in the US right now and enjoys her time in WWE.
I was told she was FUMING MAD at having to do the job here and there in WWE and she would jump ship at the very first opportunity because she lost a match!
 

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say hello to the top star of NXT Japan, Io Shirai!

and now she lives in Japan again

look at that I solved it
If they ever start this thing lol. Almost every company they go to seems to be turning them down, at this rate they're going to have to start from scratch on their own. How long has it been since they talked about Meiko as a trainer? Feels like ages

Only Dave has speculated she is leaving. There is no actual word on her leaving. She has a post up on her personal blog from a month earlier (before this report broke out) that she has no problems living in the US right now and enjoys her time in WWE.
True, but Stardom making a big play for her is a certainty as Dave would have heard that from Rossy through Fumi.

And I'm not surprised she'd say that lol, I'm sure she sees what happens to people who are publicly unhappy (assuming she is planning on leaving). If I was her I'd be pretending I wanted to sign a new contract to the very last second I could stall off.
 

Brass Body Dave

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So is Rhea going to wrestle twice in one week with TakeOver and Wrestlemania? This definitely feels like Triple H's doing.

There's no way Charlotte is winning that match. Just a way for NXT to get more spotlight and a possible ratings bump.
You could mint Rhea for life if she wins. Very little downside to having Charlotte lose that, and a huge upside for DiarRhea.
 

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If they ever start this thing lol. Every company they go to seems to be turning them down, at this rate they're going to have to start from scratch on their own.
they essentially already have Senjo due to the Meiko connection

they just need to find a men's promotion, and even then it's not a complete necessity as the only thing they ever really used PROGRESS for was getting bookings for guys when they weren't using them. they barely even interact with wXw and ICW.
 

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If they ever start this thing lol. Almost every company they go to seems to be turning them down, at this rate they're going to have to start from scratch on their own. How long has it been since they talked about Meiko as a trainer? Feels like ages



True, but Stardom making a big play for her is a certainty as Dave would have heard that from Rossy through Fumi.

And I'm not surprised she'd say that lol, I'm sure she sees what happens to people who are publicly unhappy. If I was her I'd be pretending I wanted to sign a new contract to the very last second I could stall off.
HEAT UP is right there.

Zero1, Wrestle-1, and AJPW were always my picks to be seeded by WWE.