Other thread was closed...so here we are.
Anyone else excited for AEW Dynamite tonight?
> Supposedly there's a lot of heat on Shane O'Mac.
It must've been true. He's gone from the company. I guess it could've been a combination of how he booked the Rumble and the utter flop that Raw Underground turned out to be, maybe Vince thinks he's got nothing to offer on the creative side of things.
As much as i been chirping at wwe for various things
vince did the right by letting shane go
in wrestling business especially when vince is involved if there is backstage heat from individuals more times than not they will be let go.
However what gave Shane the right to put his ego power in play to try and get attention when he was booking, I mean he been gone for how many years now before coming back.
The raw underground was a failure if the company wanted to showcase talent just stick to the old NXT before NXT 2.0
anyway looking forward to dynamite tonight
> Brian Kendrick vs Jon Moxley tomorrow on Dynamite. I'm looking forward to that.
Welp, that match isn't happening. An old video from 2011 has resurfaced of Brian Kendrick saying some really stupid crap. Tony Khan has removed him from tonight's card.
Yah saw that. No loss. Great talent in ring but I'm fine with not giving anti Semitic folks work. Didn't realize he was like that. I have the shoot DVD he and London did years ago and he seemed cool enough then. Oh well.
Looking forward to see if they can pull out a surprise replacement or if they're gonna give the spot to a roster member.
Damn Mox vs. Yuta was great, glad they gave it to a dude who could use some legit spotlight. Great showing from Yuta. And the combo of Orange Cassidy & Danhausen at ringside is never going to be a bad thing in my eyes.
Goldberg vs Roman reigns at elimination chamber
Rousey vs flair
Hopefully fans will
Witness good matches
I stand correct Goldberg vs reigns next week on smackdown
Chyna vs. Chono. Took until today for me to find out Chyna worked Japan intergender matches (also worked Tanahashi and a few others). Pretty fudgein stiff. Not a classic or anything but definitely makes me appreciate her more, very much an underappreciated wrestler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8kmIw9IL6Y
Went to Baltimore Celebfest today. This was definitely the highlight:image
nice photo brings me memories of two commentators before one went on to do baseball while the other one went to impact to announce
Having said that i pick tony any day over mike tenay
Jim Ross to me is one of the best next to Michael Cole and the Gorilla Monsoon third
speaking of announcers i'm going to delve into announcing pairs
Gorilla monsoon with the brain bobby heenan wa shilarious
mcmahon and jesse ventura they were a riot
ross and the king jerry lawler they were awesome
marc lowrence and i forgot his co announcer (i used to watch a lot of wccw)
and yes i will mention schiovane and tenay
So pumped for Keith Lee. Dude is a fudging MACHINE, his PWG run was insanely good. WWE ate crap with that one, can't wait to see what he does now.
Cody coming back to wwe? Really
I mean why leave something you help create and now you want to be in wwe again
> Holy (----)
> Cody coming back to wwe? Really
> I mean why leave something you help create and now you want to be in wwe again
I doubt it was completely his choice. If reports are to be believed, there has been friction between Cody and the other EVPs for months now, and Tony Khan also came out recently and said "with all these great wrestlers joining, I won't be able to renew every contract". Even Cody has come out and said that they're not as tight as they used to be. Feel like this all sorta stems from that stuff.
If he's not getting along with them as well as he once did, WWE is really the only other option to provide for his family with a paycheck anywhere near what he's been making, so you can't really fault him. I don't have faith WWE will book him well, but he'll probably get a nice little program or two at the start. That is, if he even goes to WWE - we still don't know.
Also wouldn't surprise me whatsoever if this is all just a work.
I had a literal no idea 205 Live was even still a thing. I assumed it got nuked when the Cruiserweight title started showing up more on NXT.
So what are the odds lesnar wins vs reigns at wrestle mania. I smell a rat theory where lesnar wins but by disqualification of heyman helping him. Maybe I wrong but I don't see the heavyweight belts being unified at this point
Plus this vince s pet project to screw up anyway
I'd say in all likelihood, Lesnar will win. WWE has made it clear they don't care to build new stars when it comes to moving the title from one guy to the other so they aren't saving a Reigns loss for that, and Brock has been built as a mega-face in this feud so it'd make sense for him to be the one to end Reigns' super long title reign.
That said, it SHOULD be Reigns. They should stick to Reigns until this "Head of the Table" shtick wears off and they've done a surprisingly good job of keeping it strong since he returned as a heel.
> Claudio Castagnoli on Dynamite when?
oh fudging YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS
This gets me more hyped up than 90% of the folks who have gone to/could possibly go to AEW (or literally anywhere they'll be allowed to thrive).
I was wondering what happened to cesaro
Cesaro is the most underrated WWE guy ever.. He's awesome.. reminds me of a jacked Jason Statham... the Swiss Superman!!!
Desperately hoping for a reunion with Chris Hero (formerly Kassius Ohno for you WWE folks) so they can once again be one of my top 5 favorite tag teams, Kings of Wrestling. Their ROH run in 2010-2011 is thing of legend imo.
I like Pat, but I don't know if he's capable of leading Vince at his current age through anything more than a 5 minute comedy match. If anything maybe he could set up something with Austin Theory, even though they're on different brands we know WWE only cares about that when it's convenient to them.
Oh, and Sunny was arrested...again.https://wrestlingnews.co/wwe-news/wwe-hall-of-fame...
WWE is promoting the Lesnar/Reigns match as a unification match now, so brands may not even matter at this point unless they just plan on having the unified champ show up on both shows.
Tbh I always wanted that to be the case over the "two world champions" thing. If someone's the world champion, have them be THE world champion and work programs on both shows, brands or not.
Apparently after the unification men title bout
Wwe still wants a champion on each brand cause of the tv deals on fox and USA
Nice going wwe
Might as well be have the match end in double count out or disqualification
Missed out on dynamite last week perhaps I can catch this week
What's with vince getting in the ring anyways
BTE has made silly jokes about Cody's "departure" for like 3 weeks now. Makes me feel like this whole thing is a work big time. This week the Bucks shot footage in front of WWE headquarters in Stamford and then Tony Schiavone "interviewed" for the EVP job, and last week the Young Bucks had an intro where they were misdirecting the viewers into thinking that they were going to talk about Cody leaving but it was really all about the airlines losing Matt Jackson's shoes lol. Then Cutler is like "this isn't about Cody?" and they ask "what's going on with Cody?"
Like... obviously anything could happen, but these videos seem to confirm that the Bucks and Cody are at least still on joking terms, and it seems like a weird thing to do if Cody was really going to WWE. But we'll see how it pans out.
Found the Walmart exclusive Sting figure today just chilling, sweet!
Things I'm randomly thinking about lately, and I say this as an AEW mark. I love Page, was there for his win at Full Gear, it was one of the best storyline culminations. HOWEVER, things seem like they simmered since then. We don't see him doing much every week, he did have the fun matches with Danielson, he did beat Archer, and he's got Cole coming up, but compared to Jericho/Mox/Omega, the "World Title" feels a little less....visible? Maybe I'm just being picky.
The Mox/Danielson angle has been so cool, really love the promos and the build up. Moxley is on another level back, sober. Also, Jade has grown on me quite a bit. Yeah her matches aren't too clean, but I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt there. She's improving every week, she's got the goods for the long haul I think. Wardlow? Is he going to be a superstar? Is this a flash in the pan popularity? How can AEW manage to get both him and Keith Lee over in that ladder match at Revolution? Just fun random things I've been thinking about. Also- MJF got me hooked on using the word "Mid" for a lot of things for fun