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president/creative leader for AEW by Archibald Peck - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:43:53 EST ID:UnJwFB9c No.6203748 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This is Tony Khan.
He is the President and also the head of creative for AEW.
His qualifications are that he is subscribed to The Observer.

Is it a mistake to hand your creative off to a smark, even if he is the president of the company?
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Call-Me-Kevin - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:47:00 EST ID:GXHNtkkw No.6203750 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203748
Meh, if "announcer and bastard son of the old owner" worked, I don't see much wrong with this.
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Nick Jackson - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:47:41 EST ID:xfKWWIXa No.6203751 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203748
his qualification is more like being a decent businessman. but then again anyone who wants to get into the wrestling business is mentally ill so theres that.
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Fire Ant - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:47:50 EST ID:eTCPEDuC No.6203752 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Stamford wives are a sight to behold.
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Chilly Willy - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:48:15 EST ID:XyMuF3MB No.6203753 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You say this as if the other people in creative throughout the world are any more credible
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Alex Wright - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:51:15 EST ID:0VyT3V4g No.6203756 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203748
>Is it a mistake to hand your creative off to a smark....?

no
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Low Ki - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:52:51 EST ID:Ybchf0OF No.6203757 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Looks like a Caucasian Dario Cueto.
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El Hijo Del Tirantes - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:54:23 EST ID:VCV4Znpr No.6203760 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, everyone make fun of THAT OWL and they are making impact something amazing now. Give them time.
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Archibald Peck - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:58:20 EST ID:UnJwFB9c No.6203762 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203753
Usually it's a former wrestler or somebody that's been in the business for a few years. Even Russo was on Live Wire and pretending to be a preacher in a wedding angle before Vince gave him control.
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GAMI - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:03:39 EST ID:8ywp90r1 No.6203766 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203748
Depends, is The Wrestler in his top 5 favorite movies?
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Jinsei Shinzaki - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:10:33 EST ID:bebQqTbh No.6203772 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Id say its better to give him a chance anyways. Vince is literal trailer trash who was born into some money and carnied his way to the top and people call him a genius even though most of his own ideas were embarrassing or retarded.

I'm sure this guy will be fine.
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Dos Caras - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:11:27 EST ID:BxsoGG2K No.6203774 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>"Come on you whites"
He'll be fine
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Violent J - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:17:04 EST ID:c6+DcXe+ No.6203777 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The most common criticism off AEW I've heard so far boils down to

>I dunno… these guys seem like they LIKE wrestling, and that makes me uncomfortable

Is that really how damaged we are? Maybe it's okay that people who make pro wrestling are passionate about pro wrestling.
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Jazz - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:20:51 EST ID:0J/9kIpN No.6203779 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203777
People who like wrestling often pick the most unappealing midgets to be their world champion usually based solely off their in-ring skill.
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The Weedman - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:23:16 EST ID:PpNm7R9B No.6203781 Ignore Report Quick Reply
WE GOT THAT TURK MONEY

GET READY FOR THE ERDOGAN ERA INSHALLAH
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Alex Wright - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:25:19 EST ID:0VyT3V4g No.6203783 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203777
i don't know why the situation wouldn't inspire hope in anyone but the most diehard wwe backer. you've got one of the world's richest men financing a wrestling company that has a vision, talent, and industry connections by way of that talent. i guess i wouldn't blame anyone too young to remember wcw to be skeptical of another big money promotion coming onto the scene. it threatens to buck what they're familiar with or further diminish small feds they're into. but even with those concerns anyone with sense should be able to see that there's more upside than downside to aew's coming to be.
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Fire Ant - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:30:57 EST ID:eTCPEDuC No.6203787 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203779
Putting the most talented qualified people in their profession in the top instead of some unqualified shmuk who happens to make your pee pee hard that month. Stamford wives acting like its a legit complaint.
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Dos Caras - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:37:30 EST ID:BxsoGG2K No.6203792 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203787
pure in ring guys don't draw, brother
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Fire Ant - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:39:23 EST ID:eTCPEDuC No.6203794 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203792
I mean its not like Roman was drawing in 10 million viewers to raw when he was champ.
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Violent J - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:48:15 EST ID:c6+DcXe+ No.6203797 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203783
I think a lot of it is wrestling fans not wanting to get "worked". We conflate AEW implying they're going to take on (and beat) the WWE with a storyline, and since AEW is obviously not going to defeat the WWE (and it isn't even something they're considering on a plausible level), wrestling fans go "ha ha, I'm not falling for THAT, I'm not getting WORKED".

I mean, in fairness, a lot of us have gotten our hopes up in the past (WCW, TNA, GFW, et cetera), it's not like there's been a shortage of people promising a lot and failing to deliver.
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Nick Jackson - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:49:33 EST ID:xfKWWIXa No.6203798 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203783
Shahid is not going to put any significant amount of dent in Vince's empire unless he spends a ridiculous amount of money and he's not that stupid.
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Dos Caras - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:50:23 EST ID:BxsoGG2K No.6203800 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203794
>a Roman strawman in 2019
Anyway,.. biggest draws have always been character and charisma based
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Fire Ant - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:55:39 EST ID:eTCPEDuC No.6203802 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203800
>you see the fact of the matter is
> im just that damn good
Yeah good stuff man such charisma, character is so deep and complex he should go into movies
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Alex Wright - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:57:44 EST ID:0VyT3V4g No.6203804 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203792
>cody rhodes, the young bucks, jericho
>pure in ring guys

>>6203798
doesn't matter how much of a dent he puts in vince's empire if aew brings renewed interest to the business and/or pushes wwe to try harder then it'll be a win for fans. again, more to be hopeful about than not. i was just using the misgivings about monday night war to explain possible trepidations of people worried about having another billionaire in the game. the fact that aew is building up methodically and not coming out and declaring war on wwe in and of itself is good news.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:58:20 EST ID:AAsEIFnS No.6203805 Report Quick Reply
Would rather have a money smark than a money mark helping with the company just as long as Tony doesn't act as a detriment to the creative process as Vince is.
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Buddy Rogers - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:06:05 EST ID:y2u4pFA4 No.6203809 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203798
>Vince's empire of record low TV ratings, bad movies, old rasslin tape libraries on a streaming service they constantly give away for free, and his son in law's failing pet projects to compete with tiny indie feds in the UK
>Someone with double Vince's net worth won't even put a "dent" in his business
>Vince is quietly leaving to focus on Alpha Entertainment and XFL any way

WWE will be fine as long as they don't try to compete with AEW.
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Mitch Ryder - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:11:29 EST ID:xWBoLMFC No.6203811 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203809
>WWE will be fine as long as they don't try to compete with AEW.

holy fuck, you seriously dont think this right?
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Tsukushi - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:19:17 EST ID:ScEeaQLc No.6203815 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203809
>WWE will be fine as long as they don't try to compete with AEW.
lmao
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Buddy Rogers - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:20:32 EST ID:y2u4pFA4 No.6203817 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203811
being so petty as to ban people from wearing shirts from a promotion that hasn't even started yet isn't a good look. People keep saying "AEW shouldn't compete with WWE" when really what they mean is, "they shouldn't make corny jokes about WWE or give away their taping results". They should ignore them, but that goes both ways. As soon as WWE starts treating them like competition, they will have problems and they literally started doing that as soon as it was announced.
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Mitch Ryder - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:27:10 EST ID:xWBoLMFC No.6203819 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203817
>being so petty as to ban people from wearing shirts from a promotion that hasn't even started yet isn't a good look
They've done that forever. You couldn't wear WCW shirts or bring WCW signs to Raw tapings

> As soon as WWE starts treating them like competition, they will have problems and they literally started doing that as soon as it was announced.

Fucking how? The Khans aren't money marks, they may be worth more than Vince in total net worth, but they aren't providing an unlimited stream of money. Vince has more wrestling money than the Khans.
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Rowdy Roddy Piper - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:36:43 EST ID:Bc1wCjO8 No.6203823 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>6203809
>WWE will be fine as long as they don't try to compete with AEW.
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Buddy Rogers - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:41:06 EST ID:y2u4pFA4 No.6203825 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203819
>they did it to WCW too.
Exactly, it was a stupid idea then too. But at least with WCW, it escalated to that point because they were actually competing for TV ratings. They didn't do it because of a couple of tweets and some shitty little press conference.

>Vince has more wrestling money than the Khans
And if he lets Triple H spend it all trying to compete with the Young Bucks he's an idiot. The point is, WWE should worry about themselves. Their product is shit. Worry about fixing that. It would be so typical of them to start doing a bunch of dumb sketches on Smackdown poking fun at AEW. Once they fall into that mindset, they'll start having even more issues and they're already coming off looking super insecure.
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Dos Caras - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:42:58 EST ID:BxsoGG2K No.6203828 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203804
>"cody rhodes, the young bucks, jericho"
>"pure in ring guys"
exactly, they're drawing not because of their matches. making my point for me now.
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Tsukushi - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:47:56 EST ID:ScEeaQLc No.6203831 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>6203825
>It would be so typical of them to start doing a bunch of dumb sketches on Smackdown poking fun at AEW.
Oh god you're right I can't wait to see how these turn out. It'll be a beautiful shitshow laughing over how insecure WWE is.
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El Hijo Del Tirantes - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:48:37 EST ID:VCV4Znpr No.6203834 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203825
How bad the ratings go this week?
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Velvet McIntyre - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:58:38 EST ID:Hf1n6XBw No.6203840 Ignore Report Quick Reply
We should fully boycott AEW. Don't talk about it on social media, pretend to friends you've never heard of it if they ask, dont use any sponsors that back them, maybe even ban threads discussing it on /wooo/ and don't stream it.

This will be bad for the industry, and further spread the talent. Want to see Bryan vs Omega? Tough shit when they're at different companies

Its better for fans when the best wrestlers can be in the ring together

Do NOT support this money mark shit, it will damage the business, and shame on every wrestler who goes there, I hope WWE blacklists them for life
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Meng - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:59:34 EST ID:gE2f8WmP No.6203841 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203840
1/10
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Kaz Hayashi - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:01:23 EST ID:BLsuG4IT No.6203843 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>6203840
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Tsukushi - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:05:11 EST ID:ScEeaQLc No.6203844 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203840
saving this lmao
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Wifebeater - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:06:08 EST ID:rgxBz+Rx No.6203846 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203840
shut up paul, your brand now has to compete with someone who is not just the young bucks.
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The Weedman - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:06:19 EST ID:PpNm7R9B No.6203847 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203840
Reading this brightened my day a little bit. You got a chuckle from me.
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Eighth Commandment !zkBGAvsLnM - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:42:54 EST ID:4N7eRbXk No.6203857 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>6203840
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Honky Tonk Man - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:54:00 EST ID:T5Ycresu No.6203860 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>come on you whites

lewd
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Colt Cabana - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:00:04 EST ID:TQIybDxq No.6203862 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>6203840
Wow those are amazing ideas Pau- I mean fellow wookie!
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Shane McMahon - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:22:09 EST ID:rh1YhD/u No.6203869 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>6203840
post cima
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Tsukushi - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:24:18 EST ID:ScEeaQLc No.6203871 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>6203869
I mean CIMA is AEW related so...
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red_ !!HIS4h8VG - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:40:23 EST ID:fN3R5J1B No.6203875 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>6203809
>WWE will be fine as long as they don't try to compete with AEW.
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Buddy Rogers - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:55:06 EST ID:y2u4pFA4 No.6203887 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203875
Triple H and Shawn Michaels should drive a tank to the MGM Grand Garden Arena during Double or Nothing! Maybe they could do a "Billionaire Khan" segment every week to tease them. Wouldn't that be funny and original? It would prove that AEW is no competition at all.
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Sendai Sachiko - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:08:57 EST ID:cfOXxE22 No.6203895 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203887
If Vince gets his way he will probably do some tasteless, racist segment mocking the Khans
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Crash Holly - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:21:00 EST ID:7nQyMxTa No.6203902 Ignore Report Quick Reply
wrestling is old and gay, it's all about football lads we're moving to /xfl/
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Raven - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:26:09 EST ID:0502YOVz No.6203958 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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holy
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Raven - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:29:30 EST ID:0502YOVz No.6203960 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203751
>his qualification is more like being a decent businessman

well, being the son of one, certainly
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Wifebeater - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:31:57 EST ID:rgxBz+Rx No.6203962 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203960
so like vince.
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Dolph Ziggler - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:48:12 EST ID:THYFZ44J No.6203975 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>6203748
>Is it a mistake to hand your creative off to a smark
Depends on the smark.
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Angelina Love - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:09:31 EST ID:GXHNtkkw No.6203985 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Part of it depends on what he learned from subscribing to The Observer for twenty years.
If he learned "put on matches Meltzer likes" maybe not so good, if he learned "these things have led to success and failure in wrestling, these things have led to attract talent and pushing talent away", maybe so good
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Dave Prazak - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:14:47 EST ID:iH62VIYV No.6203990 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, it's definitely a mistake to hand control of your product to someone that likes wrestling. I prefer my wrestling promotions to be run by senile old men who loath wrestling and get their jollies off by tormenting the fans and wrestlers alike.
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Conor O'Brian - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:45:20 EST ID:6FjYH56d No.6204002 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If he thinks dealing with English football smarks on Twitter is bad, he is in for a rude awakening in 2019.........
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Conor O'Brian - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 20:43:09 EST ID:6FjYH56d No.6204035 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203840
Thanks for creating an original bootlicker pasta to use going forward.
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Jamilia Craft - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 23:59:35 EST ID:qqRmEptO No.6204135 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203840
t. tongue covered in Vince's shit

>Want to see Bryan vs Omega?

nope
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TAJIRI - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 01:59:10 EST ID:TI4QRjt1 No.6204169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203748
I heard him talk about "great workers from top to bottom", "legitimate sports" etc. That's just sure way to fight for the same niche market most of the wrestling leagues are already fighting for. You need larger than life characters to draw the casuals if you wan't to succeed on a bigger scale. But if you're happy to just sticking to that niche audience, whatever. But I don't think it is a good idea.
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Nicky - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 02:18:14 EST ID:FkALOjBw No.6204175 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204169
Never a good idea to start small, compete with smaller entities, and test your viability. You should always take on the industry leader right out of the gate. It's like prison. You punch the toughest guy on your first day and everything's hunky dory for the rest of your stay.
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Jamilia Craft - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 02:36:21 EST ID:qqRmEptO No.6204180 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203792
Because when you think "pure in ring" the 3-star General Cody Rhodes is who springs to mind.

>>6204169
>wan't

Christ.
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The Maestro - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 02:43:19 EST ID:App5w9hk No.6204185 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204180
>this guy is making some good points
>better point out a minor typo
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Nicky - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 03:00:53 EST ID:FkALOjBw No.6204188 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204180
>Chris't

ftfy
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Jamilia Craft - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 03:30:34 EST ID:qqRmEptO No.6204195 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204185
That's not a typo it's just straight-up ignorant my dude

>making some good points

Parroting the same tired spiel Russo has been regurgitating for years isn't making any good points.
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TAJIRI - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 03:35:01 EST ID:TI4QRjt1 No.6204196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204195
I am tired and not english native so whatever. It's not just Russo who has been "parroting" that it's many other guys in the business. And its absolutely correct. Pure in-ring won't draw and never will draw on larger scale. Because you need characters and storylines to hook regular people to watch a fake wrestling match. Otherwise it's pointless.
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Nicky - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 03:48:47 EST ID:FkALOjBw No.6204197 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204196
>I am tired and not english native

Lazy immigrants.
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TAJIRI - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 03:51:13 EST ID:TI4QRjt1 No.6204198 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204197
European, dood
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Nicky - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 04:03:53 EST ID:FkALOjBw No.6204204 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204198
Yeah? Well eurojerk, pal.
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Koko B. Ware - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 04:21:53 EST ID:i/vMZ8oL No.6204209 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204196
It's just that russo's idea of characters and storylines are complete shit. He has pretty crappy frame of reference when it comes to tv and movies where he also seems to miss the point of what a show or movie it's doing like he's the kinda person who'll watch starship troopers as a played straight action film .
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Brian Kendrick - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 04:25:49 EST ID:DIYLXnAK No.6204210 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204209
He is very creative no doubt. He himself has admitted ADD and that might have affected some of his doings. But in WWF their formula was just to write from PPV to PPV and ratings dictated who got more or less TV time.
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Mototsugu Shimizu - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 04:49:07 EST ID:qndisI4I No.6204219 Ignore Report Quick Reply
To be honest the banning of shirts is overblown. Given recent events with Enzo, Shane Douglas and others it makes sense that they would try their best to avoid one or two wrestlers essentially coming in with a crowd of loyal fans who would go along with something. And i mean this with massive respect, outside of The Elite and Jericho the wrestlers aren't exactly the most recognisable and could easily blend in.
The main thing WWE should be worried about is giving people health, if AEW is going all the way on this and giving full cover then WWE will match it eventually which if they are running a global NXT brand will cover a lot of bodies around the world.
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ODB - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 05:08:59 EST ID:cHaaZUL0 No.6204222 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>6203760
If by amazing you mean they have the lowest ratings in the company's history, got booted off the fucking TV guide network, and are now broadcasting their flagship show on fucking Twitch, then yea, AMAZING AS FUCK.
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Michael Cole - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 05:14:37 EST ID:ftnXTqS0 No.6204223 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204222
Shitty TV situation aside, the product IS the best it's been in ages & there's no more reports of guys getting paid late. So they're at least doing better now than they were just 2-3 years ago in that regard
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TAKA Michinoku - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 05:32:55 EST ID:cfOXxE22 No.6204226 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204197
>>6203958
>>6203774
God damn Americans are obsessed with race 24/7
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Jamilia Craft - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:47:36 EST ID:qqRmEptO No.6204260 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204196
>pure in-ring
>Cody & The YB$

Name these "many other guys in the business" then, yeah?
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Josh Matthews - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:20:42 EST ID:t2lYx326 No.6204349 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204226
All I'm interested in is when'll Ranieri start his heel run.
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TAKA Michinoku - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:33:30 EST ID:cfOXxE22 No.6204483 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Khans getting ready for pro wrestling management
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Super Crazy - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:36:59 EST ID:LUMg+nxK No.6204493 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204483
Khan ready to tell anyone who questions his booking genius to fuck off
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Christina Von Eerie - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:42:01 EST ID:5l17+F3R No.6204500 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204483
Maybe it was a stamford wife

Just putting this possibility out there, playing devil's advocate. ya know
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Mio Shirai - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:46:18 EST ID:u84uLX9d No.6204506 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204483
based
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Alex Riley - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:46:19 EST ID:Ivt/0mwf No.6204507 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Khans have proven themselves to be Dixie Carter tier money marks in football. I'm sure that Tony will do an amazing job in wrestling.
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TAKA Michinoku - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:50:02 EST ID:cfOXxE22 No.6204513 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204507
How? Fulham are back in the PL, and Ranieri wasn't a bad appointment it just isn't working out. Not like they've gone out and spent tons of money
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Alex Riley - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 17:03:25 EST ID:Ivt/0mwf No.6204521 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204513
>How?
The Khans bought in 2013 and got the club relegated that season by chopping and changing managers. (FFC's previous season was a mid-table finish.) By 2016, they'd sunk 187 million pounds into Fulham on top of the roughly 200 million they paid Al Fayed for ownership. They FINALLY got promoted again last year and now it looks like relegation again.

So, if over 400 million pounds isn't tons of money to you, you could at least give me some petty cash for this history lesson.
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Kurrgan - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 17:34:39 EST ID:ZDnvGHyN No.6204549 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204521
Am i missing something here mate? All these big numbers you're pulling ain't exactly surprising for billion owners of Premier League clubs, why is it suddenly a negative that they're investing in it?
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Michael Nakazawa - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 17:36:14 EST ID:MYLVlk8q No.6204551 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204549
He's probably a Fulham fan, the poor cunt.

Fans of shit footy teams get really upset when their teams get shittier.
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Alex Riley - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 17:38:30 EST ID:Ivt/0mwf No.6204552 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204549
>Am i missing something here mate?
It seems like you don't understand that relegation means not being a Premier League club.
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Kurrgan - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 17:40:17 EST ID:ZDnvGHyN No.6204555 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204552
how does the club being unsuccessful make someone a money mark
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Alex Riley - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 17:43:31 EST ID:Ivt/0mwf No.6204561 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204555
>how does the club being unsuccessful make someone a money mark
When you spend a lot of money on something and make decisions that cause it to fail, you might be a money mark. That's what Dixie did at TNA, after all.
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Kurrgan - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 17:46:10 EST ID:ZDnvGHyN No.6204565 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204561
and how did you come to the conclusion that this falls on the person giving the massive amounts of money in the hopes of success and not a multitude of other reasons
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Super Strong Machine - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 18:03:34 EST ID:sRwN71j/ No.6204575 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204483
Well, the guy likely has a point. Worst defence in the league, nailed-on relegation candidates and the guy who is supposed to be in charge of transfers is probably putting more time and effort into signing Kenny Omega than a centre-half.
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The Maestro - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 18:21:44 EST ID:App5w9hk No.6204588 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204195
But Russo is correct. Workrate can be cool, but tickets are sold before the match even starts. You need good characters and interesting angles to sell the fight. There needs to be an emotional investment in the characters.

>>6204260
This is a fair point. I think the guy is a cunt, but Cody somehow gets people to care about what he does despite his limitations as a worker. Same with the Bucks, but it remains to be seen if their social media shucking and jiving can pivot into a successful weekly wrestling show.
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Netjester !AI.skYnEt - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 18:21:49 EST ID: iLikEToleARn No.6204589 Report Quick Reply
>>6204588
They knew i was good before, but none of what you say you are pretty obese tho.
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The Dog - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 18:25:57 EST ID:l4fvrZMx No.6204592 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>6204589
Actually baste tbh, unironically
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Larry Zbyszko - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 18:36:32 EST ID:YAlnBtzF No.6204600 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204588
To parlay your use of this logic into a wider context, do you apply this "Only the thing that sells the most must be the subjective best" to the rest of your life as well outside of wrestling? Liek you'll only eat McDonalds becuse it is the food that sells the most, or listen to top 10 pop radio music because it sells the most? Do you buy on the clothing that is the top seller at any given point in time?
Enlighten me please on why you allow this criteria to dictate your logic when it comes to a subjective performance art like pro wresting
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Eli Cottonwood - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 18:41:51 EST ID:cbbyuDkK No.6204606 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204600
If people are going that this is the greatest thing since WCW and it turns out to be another smark catering niche promotion then its not the greatest thing since WCW.
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Angelina Love - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 18:42:47 EST ID:GXHNtkkw No.6204608 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204606
>If people are going that this is the greatest thing since WCW
I don't see that here at all.
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Larry Zbyszko - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 18:43:19 EST ID:YAlnBtzF No.6204609 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>6204589
>"They knew i was good before, but none of what you say you are pretty obese tho."
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Eli Cottonwood - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 18:53:00 EST ID:cbbyuDkK No.6204618 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204608
Well they sure as hell told you that during their rally. Jericho was the only saving grace of that conference.
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Michael Cole - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 18:55:08 EST ID:ftnXTqS0 No.6204622 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204618
>they sure as hell told you that during their rally.
Damn, a company hyping up their product. What a shock
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Chief Jay Strongbow - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 19:03:39 EST ID:YAlnBtzF No.6204632 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204606
>If people are going that this is the greatest thing since WCW
..........where in my post did I say that exactly?
I think you might have responded to the wrong post m8
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Barry Windham - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 19:04:37 EST ID:GXHNtkkw No.6204633 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204618
>Well they sure as hell told you that during their rally.
I didn't know they specifically said "this is the greatest thing since WCW"
I thought they were trying to establish their own identity, but I was only half listening because the levels were shit
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Low Ki - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 21:46:31 EST ID:qqRmEptO No.6204765 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204588
Russo doesn't know hack shit about "emotional investment" considering just...have you even watched anything he's booked in the last 20 years? There's no character there whatsoever.
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Chief Jay Strongbow - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 21:55:30 EST ID:YAlnBtzF No.6204771 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204765
I love how easy it is to tell that Russo has issues with women based on how he writes female characters;
>"bro, I sweah ta God bro, women all hate each other bro, thy're all juts loud catty annoying bitches who fight all the time bro"
Ironically he'd be a perfect writer for shit like Atlanta Wives and Love & Hip Hop and all that other E! garbage reality which is just non-stop scripted confrontation of annoying women fighting for 30 mins. That could be his forté yet.
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Greg Iron - Sun, 13 Jan 2019 07:07:07 EST ID:K0e6opvG No.6204875 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203748

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46853221

At least we know how he'll react to people complaining about bad booking
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Gree Ant - Sun, 13 Jan 2019 08:43:34 EST ID:cbbyuDkK No.6204892 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204771
Huh? Sable & Chyna? Anyone? More over than a lot of the men during AE.
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Harlem Bravado - Sun, 13 Jan 2019 09:32:48 EST ID:iNnC4hm7 No.6204896 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204483
This trainwreck's going to be nothing short of glorious.
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Gillberg - Sun, 13 Jan 2019 21:14:07 EST ID:App5w9hk No.6205234 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204600
My favorite movies and musicians don't even occupy that middle market niche. I don't measure the quality of all my entertainment consumption in terms of their market capitalization.

Wrestling isn't a medium that accommodates the subtleties that film and music can convey, nor can it deliver the intrigue of a pure athletic athletic competition by virtue of its staged nature. Not even mixed martial arts promotions like UFC can rely on its sporting foundations and expect the same results as it has achieved by attaching its brand to interesting personalities like Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey.

I used to be a bigger mark for workrate, and a part of me still likes that aspect of wrestling. I'm impressed by athletic spectacle, but the novelty of acrobatics and hard hits has worn off for me. I don't watch much MMA anymore because no one is giving me a reason to care about who's fighting and why.

There's a reason why college wrestling was never a draw in the first place.
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TAJIRI - Sun, 13 Jan 2019 21:27:10 EST ID:7IO2Pey5 No.6205235 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204575
Maybe sign Kenny as a center half?
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Aika Ando - Mon, 14 Jan 2019 02:19:58 EST ID:qqRmEptO No.6205348 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204892
That doesn't address his point at all.
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Dos Caras - Mon, 14 Jan 2019 02:48:00 EST ID:FPEWk/oA No.6205358 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6205348
Why not? Sable was a sex symbol and Chyna was presented as dominant female. And wtf it's a wrestling show, people fight.
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Ayako Hamada - Mon, 14 Jan 2019 06:07:41 EST ID:PCA4lKsY No.6205388 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6204195
Russo and Meltzer are like two opposite ends of the spectrum and the truth is somewhere in the middle

Great in ring work should be indistinguishable from great character work and creating a dichotomy between the two is false. Wrestling isn't about character or work or even character and work, it's about character through work.
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Annie Social - Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:54:28 EST ID:J10K+5dU No.6205487 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well they ploughed 150 million into Fulham for them to get relegated.
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Antonio Honda - Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:58:20 EST ID:U28QmYT+ No.6205578 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>6203748
All reports are that Cody and the bucks are doing the booking though.
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Brodie Lee - Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:48:44 EST ID:Jq9kpJZ4 No.6206301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>6203748
>His qualifications are that he is subscribed to The Observer.
Thank FUCK!
People giving one micro-ounce of shit about "creative qualifications" is why there's so much worthless cringeyshit in the way of of the fuckin' product.
Sports Entertainment "writing" is a cancer. Wrestling BOOKING is timeless. If AEW truly recognizes the difference we may seriously have a renaissance on our hands lads. Based Fucking Cody et al..
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Beef Wellington - Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:24:34 EST ID:Et7bpkP9 No.6206332 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>AEW becomes such a failure that it ends up bankrupting the entire Khan family
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Jimmy Superfly Snuka - Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:26:57 EST ID:QfdOh4Ns No.6206335 Ignore Report Quick Reply
WWE is finished, but for a few years we'll get great mainstream wrestling due to competition.


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