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At the /wooo/vies: Clue & The Warriors

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- Sun, 19 Jan 2020 12:25:02 EST VfUs3h25 No.6348682
File: 1579454702987.png -(547559B / 534.73KB, 634x447) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. At the /wooo/vies: Clue & The Warriors
>Watch Clue & The Warriors at 8pm EST / 1am GMT in /wooo/tube http://taima.tv/r/wooo

Doing a double feature of nostalgia tonight since nothing is on tonight. stop by for a good time

>Clue @ 8pm EST / 1am GMT

Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with a gun? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Or was it Wadsworth the butler? Meet all the notorious suspects and discover all their foul play things. Based on the world famous board game.

>The Warriors @9:40pm EST / 2:40 am GMT

A turf battle between New York City street gangs that rages from Coney Island to the Bronx. The Warriors are mistakenly fingered for the killing of a gang leader. Soon they have every gang in the city out to get revenge and they must make their way across the city to their own turf.
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Nanae Takahashi - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:08:10 EST MvXqIYwr No.6348761 Reply
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if anyone wants to feel depressed, this is what Yvette from Clue looks like now

2019 /wooo/ Awards Finals

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- Sun, 19 Jan 2020 01:04:01 EST MqPOCghi No.6348583
File: 1579413841538.jpg -(36697B / 35.84KB, 640x360) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. 2019 /wooo/ Awards Finals
Sorry for the wait guys. Stuff has gotten pretty hectic for me as of late but I’ve finally tallied up all of the nominations that best that I could, which you can view here - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nOMvx0Matpt4L-49qith8jdh69yt2wdz--CLA7D29ic. If there was anything I missed and stuff, just let me know.

Anyways, voting for the finals will run from now until after the Royal Rumble ends on January 26. The winners will be revealed eventually sometime after that. Here’s the link to vote so happy voting - https://forms.gle/q2yMnKNqccJBZw7A6

Pic related is last year’s Knights of /wooo/ winners.
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Eighth Commandment !zkBGAvsLnM - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 19:00:18 EST fZTKrr/u No.6348748 Reply
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RE-C-DUB is easily the best /wooo/ moment.

AEW's huge success grants new contract

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- Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:57:58 EST cfOXxE22 No.6347409
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>AEW had it's contract extended until 2023
>AEW has 2nd weekly show green lit


Great news, looks like it's a huge success in the eyes of the network
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Douglas Williams - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:26:24 EST JC9WWRCu No.6348764 Reply
Even that's debatable when you have 63 year old DDP dropping Butcher and Blade with ease though.
Sgt. Slaughter - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:30:49 EST J10K+5dU No.6348765 Reply

It has been almost 20 years since there has been any real competition to WWE.

Now think about the age of this forum.

WWE has had 10-15 years of being the only real show in town.
Shark GIrl (Male) - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:36:31 EST Uip4SpjW No.6348766 Reply
DDP did a hot tag, a diamond cutter, and a top rope splash. This is a far cry from <insert legend> killing the Ascension

NWA Powerrr | AEW Dark | ROH Wrestling | WWE Backstage

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!F612/rL8Ks - Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:28:43 EST T/1Djzk6 No.6347156
File: 1579037323343.jpg -(925674B / 903.98KB, 2019x1657) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. NWA Powerrr | AEW Dark | ROH Wrestling | WWE Backstage
>Watch NWA Powerrr and AEW Dark tonight starting at 6:05pm EST / 11:05pm GMT in /wooo/tube 2 - http://taima.tv/r/wooo2
>Watch ROH Wrestling and WWE Backstage tonight starting at 10pm EST / 3am GMT in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo

NWA Powerrr | Episode 14 "Strictly Business Takeover" - 6:05pm EST / 11:05pm GMT
NWA Powerrr returns with Episode 14 "Strictly Business Takeover" covering the story of NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis attempt to not only get the control but takeover. With his enemies aligning like Ricky Morton, Tim Storm, Marty Scurll and others, the man holding Ten Pounds of Gold went on the offensive including bringing in Scott Steiner to lead a team on this week's NWA Powerrr. This past weekend, Nick Aldis went rogue and invaded Ring of Honor Wrestling and sent a statement to Marty Scurll and Villain Enterprises. This was in retaliation to The Villain's appearance at NWA Into The Fire.

We can confirm that Scott Steiner will cut a promo on this show. You've been warned!

In this broadcast, you'll see exclusive footage from Nick Aldis' appearance this past weekend's Ring of Honor events including some news you'll only find out first on #NWAPowerrr.

The Main Event of this episode sees the team of Strictly Business (Thom Latimer & Royce Isaacs teaming with Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner vs. Team Ricky Morton. The caveat on this huge main event, if Team Morton wins, then Ricky Morton faces Nick Aldis for #TenPoundsOfGold next week on Episode 15 of NWA Powerrr. Who will Ricky Morton pick as his partners?

Also on this episode the NWA TV Title Qualifying matches continue with Dave Dawson facing Zane Dawson with the winner advancing to #NWAHardTimes. Plus you'll get your first look at the brackets for the tournament.
Melina has her first one-on-one match in the National Wrestling Alliance as she faces Ashley Vox.
The Pope leads Outlaw Inc, (Eddie Kingston & Homicide ) vs. The Question Mark and Aron Stevens.

AEW Dark - 7pm EST / 12am GMT
• The Memphis Wrestling tribute.
• Darby Allin vs. Brandon Cutler.
• Nyla Rose vs. Shanna.
• Shawn Spears and Peter Avalon vs. Billy Gunn and Austin Gunn.
Chuck Taylor is the guest color commentator for the show.

ROH Wrestling #433 - 10:10pm EST / 3:10am GMT
Jonathan Gresham Wants Another Shot At Alex Shelley!
Two Technical Wrestling Masters Get Their Rematch!
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Masaaki Mochizuki - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 08:12:27 EST uiGXP52j No.6348637 Reply

Abyss and Matt Morgan are guilty pleasures of mine.
Abyss for his out of ring stuff and Morgan for the carbon footprint into the ring post spot.
Johnny Saint - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:24:03 EST Q6Esau3f No.6348763 Reply
Can guys like Okada and Omega carry Ken Anderson to a watchable match?

Final WEBMs Thread of the 2010s

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Additional_Armies !G5HwlahLM2 - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:09:55 EST YILbGvXF No.6348762 Reply
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not a webm but "fresh" content I just wanted to post somewhere

Ric Flair's daughter talking about injuring Kairi Sane

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- Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:01:27 EST Td7mmGNM No.6348288
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>talkSPORT managed to catch Charlotte in London promoting WWE’s move to BT Sport in the UK this week and we asked her if Sane’s injury affected what they were planning to do in the match and how it was coping with such a bad injury in a big match like that.

>“It didn’t in the moment,” Charlotte started when asked if it changed the match. “I guess, everyone, how they felt afterwards is what made them feel different. In the moment, it was more it’s a tough spot. It’s the main event of a brutal pay-per-view and everyone has already seen Tables, Ladders and Chairs.

>“It’s feeding off the crowd, going with the crowd and feeding off their reactions. So I didn’t really think anything until after. Obviously Kairi was hurt, but in the match I’m just thinking ‘how do we keep people invested?’ with them already seeing so many different TLC, brutal matches. You’ve already seen a kendo stick, you’ve already seen a chair, you’ve seen a ladder, a table.

>“And the pressure of us delivering that, with a weird dynamic seeing me and Becky tag? To me, me and Becky tagging is more what I was thinking about. How does that come across and how our characters should be interacting on television. How do you go from this [indicates high level] to all of a sudden, they’re tagging? We had the let’s fight the enemy because we have a common enemy. [mentality]”
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Taz - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 18:12:47 EST dYhrmb6W No.6348738 Reply
Is there any way to see this at full speed? I feel like most strikes in wrestling are going to look like shit in slow motion because it reveals there's no real contact.

It's insane to me WWE props up Charlotte like she's some incredible wrestler when she's still botching like this after years of wrestling. Then again, they also pretended the Bellas and Kelly Kelly could actually wrestle, so I guess this is a step forward.
Scott Norton - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 18:57:15 EST BsDAr7/v No.6348747 Reply
The moonsault is bad but the fact that she doesn't even look to see if her opponent is still in the same spot after she climbs the ropes kills my suspension of disbelief.
Kanyon - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 20:18:01 EST v44IdrVU No.6348759 Reply
in other news
>Charlotte Flair still fucking blows despite A DECADE of “”””developmental””””
and so the Flair name still continues to pollute my enjoyment of mainstream pro wrestling. Just like anything Flair did in the entire millennia that is the 2000s thus far.

Favorite jobbers thread

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- Sun, 19 Jan 2020 00:38:43 EST VsqIuhiU No.6348580
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Alright /wooo/, who's your favorite wrestling jobber?
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BLP: Nobody Puts BLP In A Corner | GCW: Take a Picture

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!F612/rL8Ks - Sat, 18 Jan 2020 15:43:59 EST T/1Djzk6 No.6348453
File: 1579380239278.jpg -(710762B / 694.10KB, 1583x1199) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. BLP: Nobody Puts BLP In A Corner | GCW: Take a Picture
>Watch BLP: Nobody Puts BLP In A Corner today starting at 5:30pm EST / 10:30pm GMT in /wooo/tube 3 - http://taima.tv/r/wooo3
>Watch GCW: Take a Picture tonight starting at 9pm EST / 2am GMT in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo and /wooo/alt - http://taima.tv/r/woooalt

BLP: Nobody Puts BLP In A Corner - 5:30pm EST / 10:30pm GMT
Black Label Pro presents their first event of 2020, Nobody Puts BLP IN A Corner, LIVE from Crown Point, Indiana!
IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship: Warhorse (c) vs Kylie Rae
Black Label Pro Championship Match: Erick Stevens (c) vs Tom Lawlor
Black Label Pro Midwest Championship: AJ Gray (c) vs Hammerstone
• Violence Is Forever (Dominic Garrini and Kevin Ku) vs Corn Beef (Manders and Gnarls Garvin)
• Alex Shelley vs Isaias Velazquez
• Rocky Romero vs Ophidian
• Jason Cade vs Johnathan Wolf
The Greatest BLP Rumble

GCW: Take a Picture - 9pm EST / 2am GMT
GCW debuts in AUSTIN, TX on Saturday, January 18th at The Blue Genie!
• Matthew Justice vs Jimmy Lloyd
• Nick Gage vs Allie Kat
• RSP vs Mance Warner
• Masada vs SHLAK
• Alex Zayne vs Chris Bey
• Nate Webb vs Ricky Starks
• Chris Dickinson vs Andy Dalton
• Blake Christian vs Gino Medina
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Molly Holly - Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:36:57 EST b7NZg4wN No.6348507 Reply
it is literally nothing like chikara besides booking some chikara dudes

the only storyline they have going is rickey shane page holding the title and their deathmatches lack variety with just light tubes and doors in all of them
The Sheik - Sat, 18 Jan 2020 19:02:12 EST 0ia2DwE9 No.6348514 Reply
its currently my favorite promotion. like someone said theyre real good at variety. youre gonna get a deathtmatch fuckery, youre gonna get hosses doing hoss things, youre gonna get flippy shit. crack open some white claws and have a good time.
Gorgeous George - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 19:53:54 EST hd9C/7le No.6348755 Reply
Did Nick Gage turn heel last night?

First Official Social Media Thread of 2020: More Drama for your Mama edition

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- Mon, 13 Jan 2020 19:07:10 EST T5Ycresu No.6346883
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Last thread >>6341810 hit bump limit

No politics (unless it pertains to wrestling) or NSFW material or waifus Xia Li is the exception

Starting off with Gabe bullshit
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Equinox - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 18:01:07 EST 5tJiAcKO No.6348734 Reply
It really is done, this just comes across as the exact same women screaming into the void now.
Tatanka - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 18:45:34 EST 3z9mtOnj No.6348746 Reply
Just the way Tessa has responded to everything (everyone makes mistakes,) gives me a sinking feeling that she probably does have some kind of vendetta.

But if she's smart, she'll keep quiet and focus on the opportunity she's been given.

IWRG (SUN) 01/19/2020 Arena Naucalpan

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- Sun, 19 Jan 2020 18:17:54 EST GXHNtkkw No.6348739
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partway through now at https://youtu.be/u7127W2AHNY
1) Dinámico & Spider Fly vs Noicy Boy & Voltrex
2) Legendario vs Maradó
3) Avisman & Black Dragón vs Death Metal & Fulgor I
4) Diva Salvaje, Jessy Ventura, Pasion Cristal vs El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Fresero Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan and Big Chico Che, Big Mike, Big Ovett
5) Puma de Oro vs Relámpago, Lunatik Xtreme
6) Fuerza NG vs Demonio Infernal © [IWRG Rey del Ring]
4th defense
7) Emperador Azteca, Súper Nova, Toxin vs CIMA, Lindaman, T-Hawk

Women's Wrestling General Thread: FREE RIHO INSIDE!*

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- Fri, 11 Oct 2019 19:44:24 EST yDxjeO9a No.6309444
File: 1570837464186.jpg -(143977B / 140.60KB, 700x990) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Women's Wrestling General Thread: FREE RIHO INSIDE!*
>WOW - Women of Wrestling, when in season, airs weekly on Wednesdays at 10pm EDT / 3am BST in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo. Replays air on Thursdays at 10:50am EDT / 4:50pm BST in /wooo/tube.
>Joshi Tube airs on Saturdays at 4pm EDT / 9pm BST in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo and is a great way to discover what joshi is all about. People in the chat will be able to answer questions as you ask them, as we do on this thread.
>But if you're ever in the mood to watch joshi outside of Joshi Tube, there is joshi wrestling channel for streaming live events such as TJPW and Stardom - http://taima.tv/r/joshi. Furthermore, there is also a non-joshi women's wrestling channel - http://taima.tv/r/wooomens

There's a variety of women's wrestling available around the world. The West features many, such as the WWE Women’s division, AEW's Women's division, Impact Wrestling’s Knockouts division, ROH’s Women of Honor division, AAA's luchadoras, CMLL's luchadoras, WOW Wrestling, Shimmer Women Athletes, SHINE Wrestling, WSU, WWR, RISE, Sabotage Wrestling, Pro-Wrestling EVE, HUMO, and more!

Eastern Promotions to watch
Tokyo Joshi Pro, Stardom, Gatoh Move, Pro Wrestling Wave, SEAdLINNNG, Marvelous, OZ Academy, Diana, Ice Ribbon, Sendai Girls, Pure-J, Actwres girl'Z, and more! All nonsubscription shows are available at PuroresuDream - https://puroresudream.wordpress.com/ or https://twitter.com/PuroresuDream for the latest joshi shows.

Classic women's wrestling to watch: The Legendary AJW, classic JWP, ARISON, GAEA & FMW's female deathmatch division, and GLOW if you want over the top female characters and promos.

>Useful links:

http://www.diva-dirt.com/ - News, Gossip and rumors from the world of women's wrestling
http://enzuigiripuro.tumblr.com/ - latest results and match cards
https://pastebin.com/nMyby4Hk - Pastebin for all the subtitles and subtitled episodes of Tofu Pro Wrestling
http://joshicity.com/ - Joshi Reviews and stuff
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSOvrH-DPO5ROUIiyem8ySA/videos - Youtube channel filled with classic Joshi theme songs
http://falconjoshi.blogspot.com/ - English language Joshi blog
http://www.dailymotion.com/Mosquitopilate1 - Dailymotion channel that uploads Joshi shows and matches by the barrel-full
http://www.dailymotion.com/user/JAHMAL1111/1 - Also uploads Joshi shows and matches
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL53kKJBMWATcFGQFDJeUHiV_hWzHb6TJw - Playlist of ROH-uploaded Women of Honor matches
http://www.dailymotion.com/f100000089423529 - Another channel with loads of western women's matches
http://www.dailymotion.com/therackattackvideos - Channel showing a bunch of WWE/WWF> women's segments
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq4o415dCRi5zJFwUTmXJHA - SHITLOADS of joshi matches from far away ago to now
http://pastebin.com/u/NaziClown - Joshi pastebins from thoughout 2015

*actual Riho may vary

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Kamala - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 17:52:09 EST b2HbNauQ No.6348731 Reply

Probably limiting how much they have to spend on work visas, though Yuna Manase's Twitter post regarding how she wasn't picked was incredibly depressing to read. Also surprised Mina Shirakawa didn't get picked, since she speaks decent English.

AEW/Impact/MLW/ROH General Thread #11: The War To Settle The Score

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- Mon, 28 Oct 2019 22:55:22 EST BlrIoG3o No.6317302
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Continuing from last thread >>6284104

This thread is for general discussion of AEW, Impact, MLW and ROH, which are four major non-WWE promotions in the US and Canada that have national television, streaming and PPV deals.

>MLW Fusion airs on Mondays at 7pm EDT / 12am BST in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo. Replays air on Tuesdays at 11am EDT / 4am BST in /wooo/tube.
>Impact! airs on Tuesdays at 8pm EDT / 1am BST in /wooo/tube. Replays air on Wednesdays at 1:30pm EDT / 6:30pm BST in /wooo/tube.
>Impact Xplosion also airs on Tuesdays at 10pm EDT / 3am BST in /wooo/tube. Replays air on Wednesdays at 1:20pm EDT / 6:20pm BST in /wooo/tube.
>ROH Wrestling also airs on Tuesdays at 10:10pm EDT / 3:10am BST in /wooo/tube. Replays air on Wednesdays at 12:30pm EDT / 5:30pm BST in /wooo/tube.
>AEW Dark airs on Tuesdays at 7pm EDT / 12am BST in /wooo/tube 2 - http://taima.tv/r/wooo2. Replays air on Wednesdays at 7pm EDT / 12am BST in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo and /wooo/alt - http://taima.tv/r/woooalt.
>AEW Dynamite also airs on Wednesdays at 8pm EDT / 1am BST in /wooo/tube and /wooo/alt. Replays air on Thursdays at 2:20pm EDT / 7:20pm BST in /wooo/tube.
>AEW Live Specials/PPVs, Impact Plus/Twitch/PPV events, MLW Live Specials/PPVs, and ROH TV Taping/On Tour/PPV events will be shown when scheduled in the tubes.

>All Elite Wrestling

>Impact Wrestling
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Scott Steiner - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 16:05:07 EST 7Sn/8wtA No.6348714 Reply
US Visas are expensive. As is moving the tapings to Mexico for a long period of time.

They had a long built angle for BFG 2017. And they had AAA crossover at BFG this year. They also brought in Daga full time and had Penta and Fenix for a year.
Mike Bennett - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 16:45:28 EST GXHNtkkw No.6348717 Reply
I think Drago and Aerostar filled out the undercard for a bit around the time Penta won the Impact heavyweight championship, too

AAA La Parka dead at 56

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- Sat, 11 Jan 2020 22:06:17 EST ETHVTslq No.6346015
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Toluca divegrass team paying tribute to La Parka


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- Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:13:20 EST z+c6DKUE No.6348111
File: 1579263200496.png -(37810B / 36.92KB, 103x200) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. THE DIRT SHEET THREAD: THE LATEST FROM MELTZER AND MORE - 17TH JANUARY '20
The first few posts are from this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter. For the full newsletter and much more get a subscription at http://www.f4wonline.com/
Dave Meltzer's star ratings will also be posted in this thread should there be any.
Use this thread to post news as it comes through. Do not use the old thread for anything new, please move discussion to here instead.
NOTE - There will be no new thread next week as Dave will be on the Jericho Cruise.

> The Royal Rumble, with just one Raw left, still has only a few things announced. The 1/25 show at Minute Maid Stadium in Houston is expected to draw about 36,000 fans and be packed. The advance was more than 30,000 a few weeks ago. There are tons of secondary market tickets out with a $34 get in price. Unlike in the past when they would run four shows in the same market on big show weekends, this time the 1/23 Smackdown show will be from Dallas and the 1/26 Raw will be from San Antonio.

> There are two shows in Houston, the Rumble, and the Worlds Collide show the night before at the Toyota Center. Worlds Collide ticket sales are very weak, basically ringside and most but not all of 100s as they haven’t sold out the side of the hard camera, and the rest of the building isn’t for sale. Similarly, the 2/16 Takeover show in Portland also has a weak advance. About 60 percent of the 100s that would normally be for sale are on sale, not including what you’d expect not for sale due to the stage. They are not opening up any other seats at this point for Worlds Collide. The secondary market get in price is $26 for lower level tickets.

> Portland is a little better, with about 60 percent of the 100s and 60 percent of the 200s up for sale and a $38 get in price.

> Announced for the Rumble, besides the two matches, are Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan for the Universal title, Becky Lynch vs. Asuka for the Raw women’s title and Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin. Reigns and Corbin are also scheduled for the Rumble, so they could do a thing where one of them loses but then comes back and wins the Rumble. There’s no obvious Rumble winner this year, but Reigns winning to challenge Wyatt is a possibility. Brock Lesnar, the WWE champion, will be entering the Rumble at No. 1 and whoever he is to face at Mania, that would probably be a guy that either eliminates him or shoots an angle with him.

> Names announced for the men’s rumble are Lesnar, Reigns, A.J. Styles, Erick Rowan, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Ricochet, Drew McIntyre, Elias, Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Otis, Tucker, Rusev, Bobby Lashley, Aleister Black and Buddy Murphy. Cain Velasquez has been told that he will be in. From that list, I only see Reigns and McIntyre as strong shots of winning with Corbin, Black or Orton as outside shots. The only names announced for the women’s match are Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Sarah Logan and Nikki Cross.

> Bayley vs. Lacey Evans for the Smackdown women’s title and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Braun Strowman for the IC title continue to be built up. Both were on the TLC schedule, but the decision was to move the former to Rumble, although it hasn’t been announced for Rumble. The latter didn’t happen due to Strowman’s injuries and not being cleared in time for TLC, but Strowman pinned him on television this past week. Andrade vs. Humberto Carrillo was being groomed for the U.S. title, but Andrade first has a ladder match for the title with Mysterio on Raw. Carrillo should be returning soon for that program but whether it’ll be on Rumble isn’t clear. Additionally, New Day vs. The Miz & John Morrison is the Smackdown title match they are starting to build.

> World’s Collide at this point has five matches announced, and when it comes to Takeovers, that could be the entire show. The bouts are Imperium (Walter & Alexander Wolfe & Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) vs. Undisputed Era (Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish), Rhea Ripley vs. Toni Storm for the women’s title, Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano vs. Tyler Bate & Trent Seven, Angel Garza defending the cruiserweight title in a four-way and Finn Balor vs. Ilja Dragunov.

> On paper, all of those matches look very strong and there have been angles shot for all on television, but they are more thrown together with one angle and little follow-up in most cases aside from the eight-man tag. In the cruiserweight match, one of Garza’s three opponents will be Isaiah Scott, while the other two will likely Jordan Devlin and Travis Banks. Devlin vs. El Ligero and Banks vs. Brian Kendrick are both being taped this coming weekend at the NXT U.K. tapings to determine the other two slots.

> Tessa Blanchard was the center of controversy on 1/12 for her past on the day she was booked to become the first female pro wrestler to win a male world championship on a PPV show. The Impact Hard to Kill show was to culminate a year-long storyline where Blanchard continued to wrestle men, in particular Sami Callihan, and came close but never beat Callihan (who later became world champion) nor won the X Division or world title.

> The company made the call a long time back to make Blanchard. 24, its top star. The idea was to push her by having her come close and fail in multiple big matches against men, with the idea they could showcase the chase of a woman to the world heavyweight championship level as a calling card. It was a storyline that wouldn’t be duplicated since none of the other promotions that have national television in the U.S., WWE, New Japan, AEW, MLW or ROH were doing intergender singles matches, which Blanchard among others had made popular on independent shows the past few years.

> Blanchard is the daughter of Tully Blanchard, but who was raised from childhood by Terry “Magnum T.A.” Allen, her father’s most famous career rival when Allen married Blanchard’s ex-wife. Blanchard has been controversial for years, since she was a standout for WWE at the Mae Young Classic, but due to a number of issues, even with her looks, heritage and ability, they passed on signing her. There was always talk of attitude issues and other problems, including issues of not getting along with talent, that followed her career in its early years including in Japan. It was those issues that in a sense also helped make her career, because she became the biggest female star on the independent scene, and popular in matches against men, including a notable bout with Brian Cage.

> Although both Don Callis and Scott D’Amore at Impact have long tenures and have in the past had a more traditional view on wrestling, they felt from the start of their tenure running the creative end in late 2018 to make Blanchard into the top star, basically remove her from the women’s division and work with almost exclusively men, feeling that there could be a fan backlash of pushing a woman that hard and having her beat men. It did seem to work as when she didn’t win the X Division title on PPV, there were fans complaining about how Impact would never let her hold a men’s title, which was the exact reaction they were looking for.

> For whatever reason, the day before the PPV, Blanchard sent out a tweet saying, “Hey women, try supporting one another. Cool things happen.” This touched a nerve with women who had worked with her in the past. Most notable was Allysin Kay, who was women’s champion in Impact as Sienna in 2016, who wrote, “Remember when you spat in a black woman’s face and called her the N word in Japan? Was that you `supporting women?’ The audacity of this tweet.”
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Player Dos - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 11:43:01 EST iTGGEDAh No.6348679 Reply
I thought the lawsuit was dropped in 2018? Production wise, they trusted Sylvain enough for him to referee Rock vs Hogan and Hogan vs McMahon back before he even became a full time wrestler , made his 3 time WWE tag team champ, that at least qualifies him to do something.
Player Dos - Sun, 19 Jan 2020 14:54:18 EST iTGGEDAh No.6348703 Reply
More probably it was because everyone realized the lawyer was a quack

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