Lemme tell you right now Beef, as the thread's Bayley mark I'm gonna tell ya...
NJPW: New Japan will promote its biggest event for the remainder of 2020, Wrestle Dynasty, on 8/22 in Madison Square Garden. The show will take place on the same weekend as SummerSlam, which will take place the next day in Boston. But it will go head-to-head with the NXT Takeover show in Boston. It also comes two weeks before All Out 2 in Chicago.
The idea is that New Japan will present a card equivalent to a WrestleKingdom. That would seem to mean an IWGP title match involving Tetsuya Naito, Kazuchika Okada, Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jay White or Will Ospreay would be put on top. Because G-1 is being moved to the fall due to the Olympics, it would be the last major event before G-1, and follow Dominion, which takes place 6/16 in Osaka.
As things stand right now, neither Jon Moxley or Chris Jericho would be allowed to appear on the show as their AEW deal only allows for them to work for New Japan in Japan.
It’s notable that after all the pressure coming from the WWE side, that in the end, Madison Square Garden gave them this date. New Japan had planned on announcing this show on 1/5 at the Tokyo Dome, but it wasn’t finalized until recently for the obvious issues.
AAA: There is an interesting thing going on regarding some of the talent like Taurus, El Hijo del Vikingo, Laredo Kid and others. AAA right now has business relationships with AEW, Impact and MLW. That in and of itself is difficult because MLW realizes it has no leverage and doesn’t insist on exclusivity, Impact doesn’t really want them dealing MLW but knows they can’t try and push them not to deal with AEW. AEW hasn’t forced them not to deal with anyone else but at times has muscled them regarding Impact guys on their shows that AEW would be on. Impact did for a time push for them not to use Killer Kross when he was under contract to them but they were at the impasse. Anyway, AAA wants the guys who are great workers to sign a U.S. deal but their own stability. Impact, AEW and MLW all run very few dates, so if they sign with those groups, AAA can still use them on pretty much all their TV tapings, maybe every now and then there’s a conflict but usually not. But what it does is solidify their guys being in the U.S., which is now the goal for a lot of the younger talent and where there is more money, but keeps them from going to WWE, which will sign anyone with talent to stockpile, but if they do, then AAA can’t use them anymore. For obvious reasons, AEW has the edge and priority, but AEW isn’t in the mode of signing everyone with talent. They’ve slowed down on new people because they don’t have enough TV to feature all the guys they have. So they aren’t rushing to sign new guys, even Vikingo. MLW and Impact have interest in signing those guys
Her gimmick is she’s pissed off and not going to take it anymore. I like punished Bayley. Too bad her feuds have mostly been forgettableLemme tell you right now Beef, as the thread's Bayley mark I'm gonna tell ya...
that I have no idea what her gimmick is now either, digruntled Bayley? not-face Bayley? suddenly serious like Jack Swagger as WHC Bayley?
trapped fighting a shitty smackdown roster Bayley?
Can't go wrong with majority of the shows at Collective/Wrestlecon.
Fuck, I forgot Dickinson/SHINGO was at the same time.Can't go wrong with majority of the shows at Collective/Wrestlecon.
I have tix to Bloodsport, TJPW, JJSB, Big Gay Brunch and FREEDOMS atm. AIW and BLP are locks, just holding off buying GA just in case (they aren't gonna sell out, may as well hold off on spending all the money at once.......)
There's some other cool stuff during the days like Pizza Party but I may end up just skipping it. All of that stuff will be a very last minute decision
I like going to a bunch of shows, right now the "good choices" seem obvious but nothing is worse than having a full schedule of tickets and then having stuff you'd rather see announced
I was planning on skipping Effy's Brunch to go to Pancakes and Piledrivers (a show i have no interest in) solely to see Dickinson vs. SHINGO but the announcement of ASUKA was an instant buy