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!lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 14 Aug 2019 22:18:56 EST NUuS/dap No.6284104
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Continuing from last thread >>6251924

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.
>ROH Wrestling airs on Tuesdays at 8pm EDT / 1am BST in /wooo/tube. Replays air on Wednesdays at 3:10pm EDT / 8:10pm BST in /wooo/tube.
>AEW Dynamite airs on Wednesdays at 8pm EDT / 1am BST in /wooo/tube and /wooo/alt - http://taima.tv/r/woooalt. Replays air on Thursdays at 2:30pm EDT / 7:30pm BST in /wooo/tube.
>Impact Xplosion airs on Fridays at 7:30pm EDT / 12:30am BST in /wooo/tube and /wooo/alt. Replays air on Saturdays at 12:30pm EDT / 5:30pm BST in /wooo/tube.
>Impact! also airs on Fridays at 10pm EDT / 3am BST in /wooo/tube and /wooo/alt. Replays air on Saturdays at 2:30pm EDT / 7:30pm 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

https://www.allelitewrestling.com/
https://www.twitter.com/AEWrestling
https://www.facebook.com/AllEliteWrestling/
https://www.instagram.com/allelitewrestling/
http://www.youtube.com/AllEliteWrestling
http://www.youtube.com/BeingTheElite
http://www.youtube.com/NightmareFamily
http://www.aewonbrlive.com/
https://www.allelitewrestling.com/aew-shop

>Impact Wrestling

http://www.impactwrestling.com/
https://www.twitter.com/IMPACTWRESTLING
https://www.instagram.com/impactwrestling/
https://www.facebook.com/ImpactWrestling/
https://www.youtube.com/user/TNAwrestling
https://www.twitch.tv/impactwrestling
https://www.impactplus.tv/
http://www.shopimpact.com/

>Major League Wrestling

https://www.mlw.com/
https://www.twitter.com/MLW
https://www.youtube.com/user/majorleaguewrestling
https://www.facebook.com/majorleaguewrestling/
https://www.instagram.com/majorleaguewrestling/
https://www.prowrestlingtees.com/mlw

>Ring of Honor

http://www.rohwrestling.com/
https://www.twitter.com/ringofhonor
https://www.instagram.com/ringofhonor
https://www.facebook.com/ringofhonor/
https://www.youtube.com/user/ringofhonor
http://www.rohwrestling.com/shop
https://www.rohwrestling.com/nonmembership

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 01-10-2019 00:04:41
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 14 Aug 2019 22:25:08 EST NUuS/dap No.6284105 Reply
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Matches made for Friday's Impact TV taping.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 14 Aug 2019 22:25:54 EST NUuS/dap No.6284106 Reply
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Also ROH's annual Champions vs. All Stars match is signed for their next TV taping.
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CM Punk - Wed, 14 Aug 2019 22:55:55 EST AN6ZLj+v No.6284112 Reply
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Posted this in the non-bumping thread but holy shit I could not be more excited to be going to the Temple show
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The People - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 04:30:27 EST DIKFKCIe No.6284180 Reply
>>6284106
This is the most "the state of your fucking roster" match possible. Rush deserves better than this.
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Domino - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:08:21 EST b6Ee22oP No.6284220 Reply
Shouldn't AEW have it's own thread?
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Ernesto Osiris - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:54:26 EST WuGJ2oLB No.6284238 Reply
>>6284220
It doesn't need its own containment thread. It's not going to be big enough to need its own thread, it's just a weekly TV show, occasional weekend house shows and PPVs.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:48:56 EST w1UkaoS1 No.6284258 Reply
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More matches signed for ROH's next two shows including the TV title match with Shane Taylor defending against the winner of the three way match.
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Dude Love - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:55:33 EST z54f/jWb No.6284261 Reply
>>6284258

Has Vinny Marseglia evolved from discount Jeff Hardy and diet Randy Orton to bargain bin Bray Wyatt?
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Bo Rotundo - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 11:02:27 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6284267 Reply
>>6284266
TNA used florida trash not Boston trash. it was more redneck-y than just boring.
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Bo Rotundo - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 11:06:07 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6284269 Reply
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ROH needs to swallow their pride and run smaller buildings
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:39:14 EST w1UkaoS1 No.6284298 Reply
>>6284263
Yeah Dr. Tom has a good mind for the business and helping to train and work with wrestlers. It's a good get for MLW.
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Bo Rotundo - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:51:21 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6284360 Reply
> AAA’s been promoting the Impact shows on social media but no one from AAA is currently advertised for tonight’s show. Dr. Wagner Jr. is announced for tomorrow’s show. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter says Golden Magic, Nino Hamburguesa, and Taurus are scheduled for the shows, though Hijo del Vikingo is not because he’s got another booking. Nino Hamburguesa and Hijo del Vikingo are booked on the same shows on Thursday & Friday.

>I suspect Hijo del Vikingo’s other booking might not be a literal booking the same day, but that he’s booked to make his next TV appearance in AEW (whenever that can be worked out), and not in Impact.
http://www.thecubsfan.com/cmll/2019/08/15/cmll-gran-prix-team-announced-impact-in-mexico-city/
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Nicky - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 17:47:06 EST 2FsU4OSk No.6284390 Reply
>>6284360
So...usual business then? They usually have a handful of AAA guys compete on Impact every time they go there. It's actually a pretty big deal that Dr.WagnerJr is set to appear.
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The Rock - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 19:12:22 EST GXHNtkkw No.6284450 Reply
>>6284390
does Dr Wagner jr / Rey Wagner have any USA tv appearances previous to this? Seems like he should have floated through one of the MLWs for a minute or something
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 19:42:13 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6284460 Reply
>>6284450
Yeah they were on MLW Fusion a few weeks ago and faced Los Parks.
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Shark GIrl (Male) - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 20:26:47 EST sBJ6SVWI No.6284478 Reply
Question. I'm finally watching Double or Nothing, and I wanted to DL other shows to catch up. Is it just that and Fight for the Fallen that I need to look for?
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Jack Swagger - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 22:19:08 EST bHSb/fhc No.6284522 Reply
Cody vs Spears is getting way more promo than any other All Out match. The bias is showing.
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Michael Kovac - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:40:57 EST BlrIoG3o No.6284637 Reply
luchablog gathered results from mexican twitter for "quick and possibly accurate Impact results from 08/15 Mexico City"
>(probably missing stuff)

>Eddie Edwards defeated maybe Cousin Jake

>Jordynne Grace & Rosemary beat Faby Apache & Vanilla

>Moose beat Fallah Bah

>Su Yung beat Havok

>Nino Hamburguesa & Big Mami beat Raj Singh & Rohit Raju
>the Deaners got involved.

>(a in-ring segment with Cage & Melissa Santos took place)

>Taya beat Alisha Edwards

>Michael Elgin beat Rhyno in a street fight

>Rich Swann & Willie Mack beat Dez & Wentz

>Rob Van Dam beat Mad Man Fulton

>Golden Magic beat Taurus, Trey, TJP

>Josh Alexander & Ethan Page beat LAX to keep the tag titles

>LAX apparently put their Impact careers on the line and lost

>Jake Crist & Dave Crist beat Tommy Dreamer & Tessa Blanchard in a street fight

>Sami Callihan & Fulton may have gotten involved; Rhyno & RVD made the save.

>(a scheduled Tenille Dashwood/Keira Hogan match doesn't appear to have happened, or at least isn't mentioned.)
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Ray Mendoza - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:28:06 EST GXHNtkkw No.6284668 Reply
>>6284637
for all the effort of hauling the operations down to Mexico to dodge arranging work visas you'd assume that they'd use more of the Mexico-unique talent on the tapings
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Brian Kendrick - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:40:54 EST BxsoGG2K No.6284671 Reply
>>6284645
I really can't stand any joshi wrestlers who basically act like children with all the cutesy bullshit like Riho and Yuka Sakazaki. Hikaru Shida is my girl and she should be your girl too.
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Michael Kovac - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:42:51 EST BlrIoG3o No.6284674 Reply
>>6284668
they only have so much tv time and they still have a decent sized roster. giving a spot to a aaa talent is taking a spot from an impact talent. also according to luchablog, it sounds like some people are earmarked for aew tv.
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Yoshi Tatsu - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:44:37 EST 4rhXNZUw No.6284678 Reply
Good luck to AEW fans trying to get tickets in Philly or Boston in about 15 min
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Jon Bolen - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:54:09 EST 2FsU4OSk No.6284679 Reply
>>6284668
they are having another event tonight and the thursday show had 6 AAA talents on it. Tonight has dr wagner jr appearing. They have also been going to Mexico more often and it builds a fan base their that other american/canadian promotions dont do. Going to Mexico is a smart move.
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Latin Lover - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:34:08 EST MoJOxhmS No.6284695 Reply
>>6284678
I got meh seats in Philly (204). Not hard camera top ring but there were only a few 2/3 seats and a handful singles left at 12:15. Looks like it's gonna sell out

Just happy to have a ticket
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Brian Kendrick - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:13:23 EST BxsoGG2K No.6284710 Reply
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Both shows in under an hour.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:31:36 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6284722 Reply
>>6284710
If they keep selling out these midsize 10,000 seat college basketball arenas, I think they could easily sell out bigger venues in the future once their TV show gets going.
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Celt !BzcOsK03.w - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:48:45 EST Zr7ATTLc No.6284728 Reply
>>6284710
>>6284722
What's good about these sellouts is A) They build momentum and buzz but also B) By the time they get to TV, they'll have the time to start promoting the upcoming shows that haven't sold out and give them the attention they need, rather than having to shill for shows coming up in only 1 or 2 weeks from the air date
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Apolo - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:04:43 EST oMZ12zbm No.6284733 Reply
>>6284722
Well that's the big test for them. They can sustain this streak with weekly TV? All the buzz and hype will die out eventually, but the new car smell and excitement for most fans hasn't worn off yet.
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Octagón - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:24:27 EST BLsuG4IT No.6284739 Reply
>>6284733
AEW's playing it tremendously well for a new promotion. It seems they've formed the right strategies to win. The company was created in January, and their first LIVE TV show would be in October -- a span of 10 months. 10 long months. 10 months where they needed to maintain the hype. I think they were successful in that. They're doing a great job. I agree, the giant test for them is keeping the momentum each and every week. ALL OUT needs to deliver on a huge scale. It needs to be massive. This is their LAST "PPV", their last show before going on weekly, LIVE, TV. I really hope it's awesome.
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Shark GIrl (Male) - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:59:53 EST sBJ6SVWI No.6284746 Reply
>>6284722
I'm not so sure. They'll hit the big markets for sure. But can they fill up a venue in say, Indianapolis or Phoenix?
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Nicky - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:15:14 EST WNuZWFf6 No.6284748 Reply
>>6284733
>can they sell out All In?
>can they sell out DoN?
>yeah but they won’t do good attendance for Fyter or FFTF
>ok but just wait until they start TV and need to do it every week instead of relying on fly-ins

Sooner or later people have got to accept attendance is not going to be an issue for AEW unless they get cocky and try to run something like Soldier Field. It was never going to be.
The real test for them isn’t whether they can put butts in these seats, it’s whether they can put butts in front of TVs
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Lita - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:48:23 EST d1obD4PJ No.6284767 Reply
>>6284645
Really says a lot about their women's division when Riho is a potential contender for the title.
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Captain Lou Albano - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:09:57 EST SX9x/kr3 No.6284806 Reply
>>6284748
the panic and tears and diaper shitting that has accompanied the constant moving of the goalposts on every AEW event weekend is the greatest entertainment of those weekends. Just meltdowns and crying everywhere. It's amazing. and amazing.
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Joe E. Legend - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:56:04 EST dYhrmb6W No.6284831 Reply
>>6284748
Honest question, DID Fyter Fest or Fight for the Fallen have good attendance? I don't remember hearing much about the attendance figures on those shows. I remember one was selling tickets faster than whatever random C-PPV WWE was doing at the time, but that's nothing.
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Brian Kendrick - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:01:19 EST BxsoGG2K No.6284833 Reply
>>6284831
Both were considered "b shows", neither sold out but had good attendance
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Michael Kovac - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:19:23 EST BlrIoG3o No.6284844 Reply
>>6284831
i'm not sure the exact size but they were running in 5K seaters, nothing like MSG or the Sears Center
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Skip Sheffield - Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:47:46 EST BlrIoG3o No.6285070 Reply
LOT of news coming out of Impact in Mexico:
>Impact Wrestling TV tapings from Mexico City, Mexico on 8/15/19:
>Eddie Edwards beat Jake Something/”Big Nasty” Cousin Jake.
>Jordynne Grace and Rosemary beat Faby Apache and Vanilla Vargas.
>Moose beat Fallah Bahh.
>Su Yung beat Jessicka Havok.
>Nino Hamburguesa and Big Mami beat The Desi Hit Squad.
>Taya Valkyrie beat Alisha Edwards.
>Michael Elgin beat Rhino in a Street Fight which was a big brawl. They used chairs and a table among the weapons.
>Willie Mack and Rich Swann beat The Rascalz.
>RVD beat Mad Man Fulton.
>Golden Magic won a 4-Way over Trey Miguel, Taurus, and T.J. Perkins.
>Tag Team Champions The North beat LAX.
>Dave and Jake Crist beat Tommy Dreamer and Tessa Blanchard in a Street Fight with help from Sami Callihan and Mad Mad Fulton. RVD and Rhino came out to even things up after. Tessa, Dreamer, RVD, and Rhino vs. Callihan, Fulton, and OVE was advertised for tomorrow night.

>Impact Wrestling TV taping results from Mexico City, Mexico on 8/16/19:
>Moose beat Cousin Jake.
>Faby Apache beat Alisha Edwards.
>Tessa Blanchard, Tommy Dreamer, RVD, and Rhino beat Sami Callihan, Jake Crist, Dave Crist, and Mad Man Fulton.
>Willie Mack and Rich Swann beat LAX. The locker room came out and there was a send off celebration for LAX after the match.
>Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie beat Big Mami. After the match Tenille Dashwood ran in and went after Valkyrie and John E. Bravo.
>Michael Elgin beat Dinastia.
>Jessicka Havok beat Su Yung in a No DQ Match.
>Mahabali Shera beat Cody Deaner.
>Ace Austin beat Eddie Edwards by DQ when Edwards used a chair.
>Jordynne Grace and Chik Tormenta vs. Keira Hogan and Vanilla Vargas turned into a 6-man tag team match when Madison Rayne and Rosemary got involved. Rosemary, Jordynne Grace, and Chik Tormenta beat Madison Rayne, Keira Hogan, and Vanilla Vargas after Rayne and Hogan walked out of the match leaving Vargas alone.
>Zachary Wentz, Dezmond Xavier, and Trey Miguel beat Australian Suicide, Toxin, and Arez.
>TJP beat Golden Magic.
>Dr. Wagner Jr. beat Texano Jr.

>LAX finished up with the company last night and heading elsewhere. Their contracts are officially up 8/31. There's been interest in them from everyone.
>Michael Elgin vs. Naomichi Marufuji is set for the October Bound for Glory PPV.
>Dr. Wagner Jr. is working the Bound for Glory PPV as well. There will be other AAA talent set for that show.
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Virgil - Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:32:25 EST +LOXS8qP No.6285082 Reply
sad to see LAX go. I can't think of any other tag team that surpassed the originals. A rare case of a new team cementing their own legacy and exceeding all expectations. Hopefully they end up in AEW. I don't wanna see these guys become just another team in WWE. I do wonder how other companies will portray them though. They're comfortable without Konnan, but LAX without Konnan completely is a weird one
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Skip Sheffield - Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:37:11 EST BlrIoG3o No.6285085 Reply
>>6285082
I don't think they're taking the LAX Gimmick to AEW. If Anthem gave the trademark to that gimmick to ayone, they gave it to Konnan. If anything, they just become EYFBO again. They wrestled as EYFBO at the HOG show last weekend when the Bucks fought Private Party.
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Antonio Honda - Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:38:00 EST 03MGVs+U No.6285112 Reply
>>6285070
Shera is back. Why? does he relatives at Sony Six? If Impact want the Hindustani crowd then why aren't then signing my man Rakesh Kumar Orton?

Elgin vs Marafuji. I haven't been paying attention to NOAH. Can Marafuji still go? Sure it will be better than Elgin Rhino at BFG. Part of me wishes that Impact would get someone like Kenoh in for a shot too.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:59:08 EST hLEaL/rE No.6285140 Reply
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Matt Taven's next ROH World Championship defense will be against Volador Jr. at Global Wars Espectacular in Chicago. Also here's the latest news from the latest edition of Eck's Files:

>Final Battle will take place on December 13 from the UMBC Event Center in Baltimore, MD and a tournament could take place that will have major implications for the show.
>Villain Enterprises vs. LifeBlood will be the first match on the livestream portion of Saturday Night at Center Stage, which will start at 7pm EDT / 12am BST on HonorClub.
>Silas Young, Okumura and Felino vs. Shinobi Shadow Squad (Cheeseburger, Eli Isom and Ryan Nova) has been signed and should air for Saturday Night at Center Stage.
>Matches taped exclusively for ROH Wrestling before the livestream will be two Top Prospect Tournament first-round matches: Haitian Sensation vs. Ken Dixon and Brian Johnson vs. Austin Gunn, Beer City Bruiser vs. Vinny Marseglia, and Rhett Titus vs. Shaheem Ali. Also in action will be Soldiers of Savagery, Jenny Rose, and Master and Machine.
>The Bouncers vs. Okumura and Felino and Dalton Castle vs. Eli Isom has been signed for Honor for All. Additionally, Dak Draper will face Makita in a TPT first-round match prior to the start of the livestream.
>Matt Taven, The Briscoes, RUSH, Shane Taylor, LifeBlood (Bandido, Mark Haskins and Tracy Williams) and Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, PCO, Brody King and Gordon) have been signed for ROH's Honor United tour in October.
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Husky Harris - Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:38:12 EST ytpEPA/P No.6285183 Reply
>>6285140
on one hand matt taven has this weird thing where all of his matches in mexico/with luchadors are usually better than average because he has the skillset to be a good base for them so even though this is another foregone conclusion title defense it should be better than the last couple

on the other hand
>Matt Taven
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Shark GIrl (Male) - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 01:25:48 EST sBJ6SVWI No.6285285 Reply
Just now watching Fyter Fest. Was there an outrage over the chairshot to the head?
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Alex Riley - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 01:29:31 EST F8fJXAHH No.6285288 Reply
>>6285285

Yes, but the outrage was tempered by the fact that it was a gimmicked chair, Cody was cut open by a freak accident.

Then you had Cornette and his followers outraging over the "it was a gimmicked chair" response and breaking kayfabe instead of using the chairshot to get heat on Shawn Spears.
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Shark GIrl (Male) - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 01:32:10 EST sBJ6SVWI No.6285290 Reply
>>6285288
I thought it was just Cody being stupid and being okay with a headshot. But if the chair is gimmicked I'm all for it. the headshot with a chair is one of the more visually powerful things you can do in wrestling, and to allow it to happen (gimmicked chair of course) once in a long whle will keep it impactful and important.

Similar to how some promotions would ban the piledriver and only let a select few people use it in specific circumstances to make an impact
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 15:14:18 EST q3U6Z4Co No.6285458 Reply
After Alexander Hammerstone became the first MLW wrestler to wrestle in NOAH under the new alliance as part of the N-1 Victory tournament and he won his first match against Go Shiozaki today, Ricky Martinez will be the first MLW wrestler to wrestle in The Crash under their new alliance - https://mlw.com/2019/08/18/mlw-sends-first-wrestler-to-the-crash-lucha-libre/

>>6285290
Even if the chair was gimmicked and made safer for Cody to take the chairshot to the head, the backlash of that isn't surprising given how chairshots to the head have been phased out a lot in American wrestling.
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Shark GIrl (Male) - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 15:58:58 EST sBJ6SVWI No.6285467 Reply
>>6285458
To me the outrage was going to happen no matter what I suppose. but now that it's out there that the chairs are gimmicked, I think it could die down. Maybe they make the worked chairs a little more visually obvious with like a red band on one of the legs or something though
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Stacy Keibler - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:04:24 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6285477 Reply
>>6285475
I would hope so.

Though I would think "LAX" is Impact's intellectual property. And since it's a rotating stable, I doubt they'd let them just have it like EC3. I doubt they'd go by EYFBO either.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:20:22 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6285480 Reply
>>6285477
I'm sure they'll probably go by EYFBO since that's the name they use outside of Impact. Maybe just change the meaning of the acronym though.
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Sabu - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 21:48:53 EST WuGJ2oLB No.6285572 Reply
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F4W reporting:
> AEW has reached a deal with Tony Schiavone.
MLW gonna be pissed, especially when Cornette doesn't want to do much travelling any more. At least if it's for a commentary role it will deal with the Alex Marvez problem.
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Major DeBeers - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 21:55:39 EST QQesQNiH No.6285576 Reply
>>6285572
Do Tony and JR still dislike each other?
If so, that shit could be disastrous on commentary
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 22:31:03 EST Qzz15cLY No.6285581 Reply
>>6285572
I thought Court said he had an exclusive deal with MLW? Guess they can bring back Matt Striker to replace Tony on shows Jim Cornette isn't on.
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Hajime Ohara - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:19:01 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6285739 Reply
>>6285572
> PWInsider reports that Tony Schiavone has signed a new del with All Elite Wrestling and will appear on the upcoming AEW show on TNT. It’s unknown how he will be involved on the program, but this will be his first appearance on TNT since WCW Monday Nitro ended in 2001.

>The website notes that AEW actually beat WWE to the punch in this case, as WWE was attempting to sign Schiavone as late as this past Wednesday. Schiavone is currently signed to an MLW contract as well, and will continue to work with them. He’s previously made appearances on AEW’s ‘Road To’ shows previewing upcoming events.
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Carl Oullette - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:40:07 EST NpmqCx/u No.6285750 Reply
>>6285739
AEW really needs to stop trying to appeal to WCW nostalgia, it's only going to bite them in the ass in the end.
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Hajime Ohara - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:49:13 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6285754 Reply
>>6285750
Cody has really wanted Tony since ALL IN. He was Cody's original pick to call the NWA match with Nick Aldis.
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Ax - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:00:05 EST 8YmMYKUS No.6285761 Reply
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>>6285750
Would NWA nostalgia be acceptable to your highly refined wrestling acumen?
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Hajime Ohara - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:16:10 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6285767 Reply
Really wish we lived in the alternate timeline where Billy Corgan got the B/R Live deal.
-the NWA would return to TurnerSports
-He signs Cody Rhodes from ROH after the success of ALL IN and builds the promotion around the Cody-Aldis rivalry
-They get Schiavone & Cornette for commentary nostalgia
-They bring in Tully and Magnum and Nikita and the RnR for nostalgia pops at the Anniversary show and Crockett Cup to put over the new generation
-Kenny and the Bucks could fuck off to WWE
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CRAPCOM !SNGayGTIcE - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:24:49 EST oBoI/UZ6 No.6285771 Reply
BTE NEWZ update:
>on if there will be an AEW video game: "yep"
>10/23 in Pittsburgh
>10/30 in Charleston, WV
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Derek Sabato - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:31:58 EST +1W8HmRq No.6285773 Reply
>>6285739
Schiavone doing the weekly TV with Excalibur and saving JR for major shows would make a fair bit of sense
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:38:12 EST Qzz15cLY No.6285775 Reply
>>6285773
Honestly they should just have Alex Marvez just be a host or something. I don't even know what the point of him being on commentary is supposed to be.
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Jeff Jarrett - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:57:49 EST QQcLpUeu No.6285780 Reply
>>6285775
Having only watched Double or Nothing, Marvez seemed to fill the spot of shill in the three man booth.
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Jessie McKay - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:58:22 EST BLsuG4IT No.6285781 Reply
>>6285775
IIRC, he was some Fox Sports NFL analyst or something but he SUCKS at commentary. Hopefully the higher ups are aware of this and have noticed. If not, they're fucking dumb. Why the hell would you have him out on commentary for your debut weekly episodes and not a combo of Excalibur/JR/Tony? The dude is boring, stale, and quite frankly not very striking personally.
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CRAPCOM !SNGayGTIcE - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:01:11 EST oBoI/UZ6 No.6285783 Reply
>>6285775
I assume they wanted to "make" their own guy for PBP. But hey with NXT probably coming under McMahon soon, AEW might get a new week-to-week guy to shout buzzwords anyway.
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Robbie E - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:29:52 EST BxsoGG2K No.6285798 Reply
>>6285775
He is the most unenthusiastic sounding man on the planet, he has a massively boring voice. I don't care how many relevant stats he can bring up about a match, he is not suitable for a role where you have to listen to him.
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Derek Sabato - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:49:35 EST +1W8HmRq No.6285803 Reply
>>6285775
I forgot that guy exists honestly. They would be wise to move him off commentary, yes
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:32:02 EST Qzz15cLY No.6285936 Reply
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Dynasty vs. Hart Foundation for the MLW Tag Team titles in a 2/3 Falls match is signed for War Chamber. Also here's the article of how the match came to be - https://mlw.com/2019/08/19/hart-foundation-challenge-dynasty-in-2-3-falls-world-tag-in-dallas/

>>6285771
Not surprised about Pittsburgh considering they'll be in Philadelphia the prior week although I am surprised about Charleston but it's probably a good idea to hit those smaller markets that they know they can easily sell out.
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Cary Silkin - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 22:05:58 EST dYhrmb6W No.6286056 Reply
>>6285750
It's wild to me TNA never got Tony Schiavone (outside of like 2 appearances in the early days) given all their WCW nostalgia.
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Arnold Skaaland - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 22:28:32 EST BlrIoG3o No.6286072 Reply
>>6286056
tony said he just wasn't interested. those appearances in TNA were supposed to lead to something and he told Vince Russo that he lost his passion.

>Tony Schiavone will continue to work for MLW as a deal was worked out between MLW and AEW for his services. WWE also made an offer for Schiavone.
meltz

>In regard to what I wrote about Tony Schiavone and WWE earlier today, one source noted that Bruce Prichard had pushed to bring Schiavone in but WWE opted to pass at the end of their conversations. It was strongly stressed to me that it was not a case of WWE being outbid.
pwi

sounds like mlw's "you can work anywhere but wwe" contracts have stopped tony from going to wwe.
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Mochi Miyagi - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 23:08:21 EST AIL8fw5V No.6286101 Reply
>>6286072
Is mlw has Tony under a "you can go anywhere but WWE contract", why was Tony even talking to WWE?

It's a water if time for Tony and WWE opens themselves up to tampering, which they've been burned by fairly recently.
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Tony Mamaluke - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 04:20:15 EST HBLWC/LC No.6286170 Reply
>>6286101
>Is mlw has
>It's a water if time

Did you have a stroke writing this?
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Arnold Skaaland - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:18:41 EST BlrIoG3o No.6286234 Reply
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isn't this Cedric's wife?
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Arnold Skaaland - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:35:49 EST BlrIoG3o No.6286240 Reply
>>6285473
>According to PWInsider, IMPACT Wrestling attempted to secure LAX to a new long-term deal, but couldn’t come to terms. The source indicated the company attempted to sign them each to top money contracts equal to top singles stars in the company.
https://heelbynature.com/wrestling-news/impact-wrestling/lax-say-goodbye-to-impact-wrestling-decline-new-top-money-deals-with-company/

Goddamn, they must be getting a high 6 figure offer from WWE or AEW. I have to wonder how much money AEW still has to lock up big free agents?
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:16:04 EST ztq3gS6M No.6286348 Reply
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AEW Tag Title semifinals will happen in Pittsburgh.

>>6286234
Yeah it is. She also goes by Aerial Monroe.
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Arnold Skaaland - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:08:37 EST BlrIoG3o No.6286425 Reply
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>Before the biggest pay-per-view event of the year – Bound for Glory – happens on October 20 in Chicago, Illinois, IMPACT Wrestling’s loaded lineup will be in South Bend, Indiana for Prelude to Glory on IMPACT Plus – proudly presented by Wrestling Travel. Before BFG happens, IMPACT Wrestling’s very best will be in South Bend for another can’t-miss card.

>IMPACT Wrestling is teaming up with Warrior Wrestling and Zelo Pro Wrestling to bring fans a night they’re never going to forget. On the eve of Bound for Glory, IMPACT Wrestling is hosting All Glory – an event that allows fans to engage and interact with IMPACT Wrestling’s loaded roster, watch Chicago’s top local talent compete LIVE, plus more events that will be announced in the weeks leading up to this jam-packed weekend. All Glory gives you the chance to get up close and personal with IMPACT Wrestling’s stars and Knockouts in an intimate, fun, and unforgettable setting you’ll only be able to experience on Saturday, October 19 at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park. Make sure you’re at IMPACT Wrestling’s ultimate fan-driven experience… All Glory.
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2 Tuff Tony - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:41:50 EST y73oDH6a No.6286525 Reply
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>>6286515
I agree, but....
I'll let people know that I don't watch aew-I don't want to get involved in a war, being an Impact fan. If the e/'e.jr and aew want to shaft each other, go ahead-let them.

I like where Impact's been the past few years, and even was on for some serious down times. Impact fans - then, TNA fans took it on the chin pretty good for a few years. I'm happy to watch what I like-without watching theirs. But they want to watch those shows.....fine! Like what you like, promote it, protect it. get popcorn.
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Hornswoggle - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:43:40 EST sK8BwNDg No.6286527 Reply
>>6286524
Yeah, IMPACT does bad viewers & isn't that relevant in 2019 wrestling.
What's the story here?
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Gorgeous George - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:50:04 EST MXUF8sqc No.6286533 Reply
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>>6286529
double post because i can't edit stuff on wooo but yeah, their claim that their web traffic is higher is a bit suspicious, considering impact has 2.5 milion subscribers
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:07:48 EST ztq3gS6M No.6286790 Reply
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>>6286348
And of course the finals will be the week after in Charleston.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:28:17 EST ztq3gS6M No.6286826 Reply
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Also Sadie Gibbs will be in the Casino Battle Royale.
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:07:44 EST gyttKEK0 No.6286851 Reply
>>6286826
probably worth a cheeky bet on her to win it. though she won't be able to do her meme move
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Mari Apache - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:31:12 EST BlrIoG3o No.6287111 Reply
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>Jim Ross
>Excalibur
>Alex Marvez
>Tony Schiavone
>Chris Van Vilet
>Jen Decker
>Alicia Atout
>and now Goldenboy
yo how many announcers do they need for one 2-hour show?
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Latin Lover - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:03:17 EST 78HQ4cvE No.6287123 Reply
>>6287111
I'm guessing Ross, Excalibur, and Marvez will remain the primary announcers. Decker and Atout will probably be the back-stage interviewers. Van Vilet could be conduct longer sit down interviews for Youtube. And then maybe they'll use Shiavone and Goldenboy for pre-show commentary

Its definitely a bit bloated
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Yoshi Tatsu - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:20:37 EST BxsoGG2K No.6287129 Reply
>>6287111
Commentary: Excalibur, Ross, Goldenboy.

Interviewers: Van Vlughhh, Atout, Decker

Producers/Youtube Content: Schiavone, Marvez
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Jesse The Body Ventura - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:10:30 EST mOskquiP No.6287187 Reply
>>6287142
AEW only has plans for 4 PPVs a year, I doubt they get JR just for that, and I doubt JR would turn down his legends contract just for a few hours of work.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:08:58 EST ztq3gS6M No.6287227 Reply
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Angelico and Jack Evans vs. Private Party added for All Out's The Buy In.
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Mari Apache - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:17:43 EST BlrIoG3o No.6287233 Reply
>>6287194
>Keith Mitchell, who heads AEW production, at one point was talking with Mike Tenay as well, who has had offers from everyone else as well, but hasn't been quick to make any deals. Tenay was the original person slated to be General Manager of 205 Live in the role Drake Maverick ended up getting but obviously no deal was made >>6287223
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Miyako Matsumoto - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:33:14 EST T5Nxpzwl No.6287241 Reply
>>6287233
>Tenay could have been the GM of 205
fuck this could have been pretty great.
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Shu Shibutani - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:39:08 EST Sisj5G0M No.6287248 Reply
>>6287187
JR has said multiple times now he just wants to put everything he has left into his work. He's(no pun intended) all in with his work with AEW.

>>6287227
Neat. Looking forward to this one.

>>6287233
I'll take anyone over Marvez at this point. JR and Excalibur has been a perfect match, but Marvez brings nothing but bad, canned jokes and blurts out useless shit. He seems like a fine dude, he isn't cut out for commentary. Give me Schiavone or Tenay, or better yet just leave it a two-man team. Excalibur and JR don't need a third guy.
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Dragon Kid - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:55:21 EST WuGJ2oLB No.6287264 Reply
>>6287233
Maybe MLW would be good for Tenay, if he'd ever be open to doing it. After all it recharged Schiavone and Cornette at the announce desk. Tony won't last much longer with MLW as the AEW handcuffs will get to him.
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Manami Toyota - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:02:52 EST BlrIoG3o No.6287518 Reply
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>Scheduled for this Friday's Impact Wrestling on Pursuit Channel:
>Rhino vs. Michael Elgin.
>Sami Callihan vs. Tommy Dreamer - No DQ.
>X-Division Champion Jake Crist vs. Rich Swann.
>Impact Tag Team Champions The North vs. Reno Scum.

>This Friday's episode was filmed at the Championship Wrestling from Hollywood venue and has been dubbed "Cali Combat." We have heard from several Impact sources that when you see the show, it was designed to be a backdoor pilot for a potential studio style Impact show that's been talked about as a secondary series if and when the flagship Impact series lands on another cable home. You could imagine management's reaction when the NWA announced their plans to begin producing a weekly studio series this fall.
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Joel Gertner - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:36:10 EST g0JhSpRF No.6287560 Reply
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>>6287518
I remember when tna had a huge roster and they needed a second show (not xplosion) to showcase the undercard and newcoming talent. Then some sites reported tna was planning to film a pilot for a new show but it ended up being all wheels wrestling. IIRC, Spike was interested in financing a knockouts-only show but I guess in Dixie's mind wrestling+motorcycles was a better idea.

I hope Impact finds a better channel. This news makes some sense considering they renewed the twitch deal, and if a better channel picks them, they need something to fill the weekly twitch show. A second show would be great opportunity to further develop wrestlers like Fallah Bahh, Ace Austin or Kiera Hogan.
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Manami Toyota - Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:45:25 EST BlrIoG3o No.6287562 Reply
>>6287560
i believe All Wheels Wrestling was a Jarrett project. Like Ring Ka King.

Dixie ousted Double J from power but he still had minority ownership so she couldn't get rid of him completely. If I remember correctly, he had the freedom to develop new projects & All Wheels was something that he put together with hermie salder and his nascar connections. you can watch the pilot online: https://vimeo.com/74673748

but yeah... it's encouraging that anthem is so optimistic about making even more new wrestling content.
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Marshe Rockett - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:18:23 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6287680 Reply
>Major League Wrestling and The Crash Lucha Libre’s alliance will commence on October 5 with a historic co-promoted card in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

>The marquee event presented by the two organizations will be the first-ever MLW Fusion TV taping emanating from Mexico.

>The Crash will host the event at the historic Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez.

>Tickets will go on sale this September at www.taquillaexpress.com. More information on on-sale date and more will be revealed soon.

>The card will feature top ranked MLW wrestlers and represents the first-time MLW has united with another company to present a co-promoted event.

>The October 5th event will be filmed for MLW FUSION and air in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico on beIN SPORTS.

>MLW is working with the Crash to offer fan packages to fans interested in journeying to Tijuana for the October 5 event.
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Marshe Rockett - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:51:21 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6287689 Reply
>>6287686
did some digging and it looks like it was Jarrett; there's an old interview with Daivari behind PWI's paywalll that says: "Shawn Daivari discusses a multitude of topics, including how he became involved with tomorrow's All Wheels Wrestling pilot taping for the Speed Network, what little he can divulge about the taping, why he thinks fans should come out to support it, why it was important to him that he only be working for Jeff Jarrett at the taping, why his TNA run went sour"

Also Jay dropped this once in an interview:
""I also heard a rumor that Dixie's mom came into the office because too much money was being spent and she made cuts. I also heard that, at the time, Jeff Jarrett was trying to start a new wrestling company up called... Something to do with NASCAR. Legally, guys who worked on that show could not work for Impact. I heard a rumor that was the reason I was let go. That one kind of made sense to me because shortly after I got released, I was contacted by Jeff Jarrett to work on that NASCAR show. I was never given a direct answer. "https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2017/09/jay-lethal-on-tna-releasing-him-632273/
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Alundra Blayze - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:39:36 EST sK8BwNDg No.6287814 Reply
>>6287812
No, he was just written out so he could continue his Dragon Gate commitments.
People overreacted to that & assumed that there was heat, PAC was blacklisted & other shit.
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Freehaven !zWb42fBPMM - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:42:30 EST It2BUKqt No.6287819 Reply
>>6287814
>he was just written out so he could continue his Dragon Gate commitments

Specifically, he was written out so there would be no chance of him jobbing before he lost his belt.
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Alundra Blayze - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:46:50 EST sK8BwNDg No.6287820 Reply
>>6287819
Which was entirely pointless in the end, because the plan in DG was always for PAC to drop the title before he was supposed to job in AEW. Ironically enough, at ALL-OUT.
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Grandmaster Sexay - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:57:33 EST Sisj5G0M No.6287826 Reply
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>>6287808
I'm sad about Mox, but I've been wanting this for a while now.
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Vincent J. McMahon - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:59:33 EST hG0slQuX No.6287832 Reply
>>6287814
oh well, thats better, pac vs kenny sounds like a better matchup
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The Rock - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 20:36:49 EST S/hA6bo4 No.6287883 Reply
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Why does my cable system have All Out listed at $7.99? Anyone else have this?
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Douglas Williams - Sat, 24 Aug 2019 14:16:56 EST st+23+WD No.6288057 Reply
>>6288055

I like that even in his glamor picture, Shamrock looks 150 years old.
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Razor Ramon HG - Mon, 26 Aug 2019 12:26:30 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6288555 Reply
>PWInsider.com is told that Impact Wrestling will be retaining the usage of the LAX name if they desire now that Santana and Ortiz have departed the company. That duo will utilize a new team name going forward. Prior to Impact, they had been using EYFBO.

>For those who have asked, we are told Lance Storm is not coming into Impact full-time after working as an agent/producer here. Storm announced he would be shutting down his Lance Storm Academy and would be returning full-time to working in the pro wrestling world. That leaves WWE and AEW as the most obvious places he's heading.

>Impact will tape TV next Thursday 9/5 and Friday 9/6 in Las Vegas at Samstown Casino. Ken Shamrock will be working those tapings.

>Announced for the 9/13 Operation: Override event in Lawton, Oklahoma are World Class Heavyweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., Impact Wrestling Champion Brian Cage, World Class Revolutionary Champion Prince Mahalli, Impact World Tag Team Champions The North, World Class Tag Team Champions the Stepbrothas, Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie, Diamond Division Champion Marti Belle, Rhino, Rich Swann, TJP, Sami Callihan, the Arrow Club, Moose, Retro Randy Price, Eddie Edwards, Double D, Michael Elgin, Fuego Del Sol, Willie Mack, Mecha Wolf, Kiera Hogan, Flex Zerba. It will be Impact returns for Belle and Guerrero. This event will be a live Twitch special.
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Razor Ramon HG - Mon, 26 Aug 2019 12:40:59 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6288557 Reply
>AEW has announced Tony Schiavone signed a deal with the company to join their television broadcast team and help produce live events.

>The press release states:
All Elite Wrestling (AEW) today confirmed that it has signed renowned commentator Tony Schiavone to a full-time, multi-year agreement.

Schiavone, widely considered to be one of the most important voices in professional wrestling, joins AEW’s television broadcast team of Jim Ross and Excalibur. Schiavone will also serve as a senior producer for AEW events.

In addition to his work with AEW, the versatile Schiavone will continue his role as producer for the University of Georgia Football and Baseball Network, and will call the play-by-play for the Atlanta Braves’ Triple A team, the Gwinnett Stripers.

“Tony ‘The Silver Tongue’ Schiavone was the lead voice of pro wrestling at a time when it was dominating the globe,” said Cody Rhodes, EVP of AEW. “It’s a pleasure to have him join AEW as a senior producer and member of the broadcast team. It doesn’t hurt that he’s a UGA fan either. I think Tony is one of the most underrated lead men with the narrative of pro wrestling there’s ever been. I’m thrilled to get into the studio with him. Let’s welcome Tony to All Elite Wrestling.”


>This announcement would appear to confirm Schiavone will be replacing Alex Marvez on the commentary team. Marvez had been used on multiple AEW broadcasts prior.
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CRAPCOM !SNGayGTIcE - Mon, 26 Aug 2019 12:50:37 EST oBoI/UZ6 No.6288563 Reply
>>6288557
>Tony ‘The Silver Tongue’ Schiavone
well we all know what he does with that tongue
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Ares - Mon, 26 Aug 2019 12:54:56 EST LUMg+nxK No.6288566 Reply
>>6288557
Tony Schiavone was shit, i don't know why people want him back

Hell, Stevie Ray was better on commentary than he was
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CRAPCOM !SNGayGTIcE - Mon, 26 Aug 2019 13:33:57 EST oBoI/UZ6 No.6288579 Reply
BTE News Dump
>Marko, Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus vs. SCU @ All Out
>Charlotte Nov. 6
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CM Punk - Mon, 26 Aug 2019 19:15:11 EST NpmqCx/u No.6288703 Reply
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>Marko, Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus vs. SCU @ All Out
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Tanny Mouse - Mon, 26 Aug 2019 19:27:27 EST BlrIoG3o No.6288711 Reply
>Impact Wrestling is now covering hotel costs for talents on the road, PWInsider.com has confirmed with multiple sources.

>Impact had covered costs of hotels for talent while in Mexico but for events in the United States and Canada, talent had been covering their own hotels. Management had told talents back in May it was something the company was working on doing as a way to give back to the locker room by absorbing some of the financial burden of talents' road expenses. This would be the first time since Anthem Media took over the company that such a perk has been offered.

>The hotels will be covered going forward as of next week's TV Tapings in Las Vegas and all signs are that this will be a new, consistent policy for Impact on the road.
***
>For those who have asked about Killer Kross, who has not appeared on Impact Wrestling programming since last month's Slammiversary PPV, we are told he is not injured and simply has not been booked by the promotion since his back and forth over a contract re-negotiation earlier this summer, leaving him contractually bound to the company, but not being utilized.

>The word among Impact talents is that Kross was actually in Toronto on family business the same time Impact taped there a few weeks back, but the company opted not to book him for the tapings. It should be interesting to see whether he is utilized for the September TV Tapings, given that he lives in Las Vegas where they are being held. Among talents, there is a sympathy for Kross as a family situation precipitated Kross pushing for a higher-end deal and instead, he's stuck in suspended animation.

>As PWInsider.com first reported earlier this summer, Kross had requested a release from the company after seeking a better financial deal from Impact, which offered a reworked three-year contract that was far below the six figure deal Kross was shooting for. Impact sources, at the time, told PWInsider.com that a release would not be granted but that everyone was still working together and was being professional.

>During an interview with Petey Williams' podcast in June, Kross noted that he liked everyone at Impact and everyone had been professional with him, but intimated that when he signed his deal, he did so after being led to believe there were not other opportunities for him elsewhere. Now that he's learned there are, and he's aware of what others within Impact are getting paid, he sought to be paid something on that level or be allowed to be released and leave in order to have the chance to prove he could draw and earn that money elsewhere. Kross noted that he has family members he is responsible for and as a man, it's on him to provide for them. During that appearance, Kross noted that he wanted to stay with Impact if everything could be worked out. He made it clear it was not a case of trying to run and grab money elsewhere, but that his family situation left him with no choice but to push for a better deal.

>Instead, Kross has not been booked of late and his t-shirt has been moved to the clearance area of Impact Wrestling's merchandise website. Kross would have the option of wrestling independently outside of Impact, with the obvious exception of nationally televised promotions. Meanwhile, the two sides remain at a standstill in terms of repairing their relationship, at least for now.
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Jerry Lynn - Mon, 26 Aug 2019 19:43:06 EST 2FsU4OSk No.6288725 Reply
>>6288711
That's pretty sick that they are paying for their hotels. Im pretty sure a lot of wrestling companies don't do that.

The Killer Kross situation is a shame. I feel like Kross may have come on too strong and aired too much dirty laundry on twitter and podcasts expecting it to work in his favor. He even admits that before he signed to Impact he didn't have other options. Impact seems fine with people moving on elsewhere but you can't just demand more money and then threaten to leave if you don't get the money. It's not a large scale wrestling promotion like WWE or something. That being said I am sure Kross will either return to Impact or show up in AEW soon.
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Tanny Mouse - Mon, 26 Aug 2019 19:45:02 EST BlrIoG3o No.6288726 Reply
>>6288725
>That being said I am sure Kross will either return to Impact or show up in AEW soon.

TBH, just cut him loose. I don't want to get invested in any characters that don't want to be there. Let him & Scarlett sink or swim in AEW
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Vampiro - Mon, 26 Aug 2019 19:47:33 EST c7BNyPfS No.6288728 Reply
Oh my God, ROH are actually going to have Matt Taven as their champion through the end of the year.
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Brodie Lee - Mon, 26 Aug 2019 20:07:21 EST BlrIoG3o No.6288739 Reply
>On the AEW front regarding the Tony Schiavone release by AEW earlier today Schiavone won't be working Saturday's PPV due to University of Georgia football. The broadcast team will be Jim Ross, Excalibur and Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez. Alex Marvez will be doing backstage work as part of the announcing team.
meltz
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The Weedman - Mon, 26 Aug 2019 20:07:54 EST U28QmYT+ No.6288740 Reply
>>6288725
>Im pretty sure a lot of wrestling companies don't do that
It's expected of indies to cover travel expenses, including airfare and a place to stay. WWE doesn't cover travel, which mystifies me, but I'm surprised TNA didn't already.
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Brodie Lee - Mon, 26 Aug 2019 20:10:59 EST BlrIoG3o No.6288745 Reply
>>6288740
>It's expected of indies to cover travel expenses, including airfare and a place to stay
uh... only if you're the big headlining draw

>WWE doesn't cover travel, which mystifies me
cuz they're "independent contractors"
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The Weedman - Mon, 26 Aug 2019 21:53:00 EST U28QmYT+ No.6288806 Reply
>>6288745
It's expected for everyone who needs to fly in. I don't know why you'd fly in a guy except to headline, unless you're doing some kind of super show. Local guys are used fill out the undercard. The marks may be in the ring these days, but even they aren't dumb enough to lose money paying for an airline ticket to wrestle on some indie show.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 27 Aug 2019 03:13:38 EST UveV14Hw No.6288911 Reply
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First two matches signed for Global Wars Espectacular in Milwaukee.
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EZ Money - Tue, 27 Aug 2019 08:25:59 EST lvzGK9/8 No.6288943 Reply
>>6288935
>This making a total mountain of nothing but one random nobody's Tweet
The lengths to which people will reach to dunk on AEW are pretty pathetic.
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Brodie Lee - Tue, 27 Aug 2019 09:17:49 EST BlrIoG3o No.6288961 Reply
>>6288806
>The marks may be in the ring these days, but even they aren't dumb enough to lose money paying for an airline ticket to wrestle on some indie show.
I mean... indie wrestlers have been paying for their own international flights for awhile now

Doug Williams complained about it years ago on his Art of Wrestling ep; said its an achievement to have an international promotion pay to fly you over and new guys paying for their own flights to Japan were ruining it for everyone.

Also, I'm pretty sure the Chikara locker room paid for their own flights when King of Trios was in the UK a few years ago.
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Brodie Lee - Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:03:37 EST BlrIoG3o No.6289007 Reply
>>6288562
>>6288557
>From last nights Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer clarified what the situation is with AEW’s announce team. Stating the the recent press release was not accurate.
how does AEW get their own press release wrong?

>The current line up planned is Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Goldenboy moving forward.

>Tony Schiavone will be helping with backstage segments and video packages. But is on a limited schedule as he can really only do Wednesday’s for now. (He works for MLW, University of Georgia’s college football announce team, etc.) But will most likely also do some announcing depending on the match. (Think how WWE would bring in JR for big match ups at Mania as an example.)

>Alex Marvez is still with the company and will most likely help with backstage interviews & video packages. There is still thought that he will do some announcing in the future.
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Tommy Dreamer - Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:24:43 EST Ue4rbUhC No.6289076 Reply
>>6288997
Not since Boaty McBoatface have I given a fuck about a poll. TNA is awesome.
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Vin Gerard - Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:33:47 EST WuGJ2oLB No.6289079 Reply
>>6289007
We really need LOLAEW History. At least Marvez got pushed off the table, they actually done something good for once.
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Molly Holly - Tue, 27 Aug 2019 21:43:18 EST 9P2jdKq5 No.6289212 Reply
>>6289079
Moving their commentator into more of backstage interviewer role is worthy of being LOLAEW?
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 28 Aug 2019 00:19:02 EST UveV14Hw No.6289248 Reply
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First two matches signed for Global Wars Espectacular in Dearborn.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 28 Aug 2019 10:01:54 EST gLzGaOSn No.6289379 Reply
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New matches signed for War Chamber
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Stone Cold Steve Austin - Wed, 28 Aug 2019 10:02:55 EST BlrIoG3o No.6289381 Reply
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>The Impact+ streaming service is now available via FITE.TV, it was officially announced yesterday. Users of Impact+ can sign in to use FITE as their provider for the streaming service or sign up for a subscription via FITE:

BREAKING NEWS: We are proud to announce #IMPACTPLUSonFITE!
Get all the live premium network specials, access to the Impact library, original series, historical content from the territories, right on #FITETV
Start with a 30 day FREE TRIAL!

https://www.fite.tv/join/impact-plus/
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Stone Cold Steve Austin - Wed, 28 Aug 2019 15:46:51 EST BlrIoG3o No.6289462 Reply
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>>6289379
>Ol Mancer is packing up his '92 Dodge RAM with pitchforks, bales of hay, lariats, cowbells, his lucky spittoon and whatever else can fit into his pick-up as he hits the road to Dallas next week for a fight unlike any other in the history of Major League Wrestling.

>MLW today announced a Bunkhouse Match: Mance Warner vs. Jimmy Havoc (presented by Salina de la Renta) at MLW: War Chamber at the NYTEX Sports Centre in the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth area on September 7. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 01:12:42 EST UveV14Hw No.6289575 Reply
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ROH is doing an ROH World Championship #1 Contender's tournament with the first round matches taking place at Death Before Dishonor and Death Before Dishonor Fallout in Las Vegas and the semfinals and final taking place at Glory By Honor in New Orleans.

Not sure what this means if they end up doing Rush-Matt Taven at Death Before Dishonor though and I guess this is going to replace Survival of the Fittest this year.
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Mankind - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 01:26:23 EST b6Ee22oP No.6289576 Reply
>>6289575
I was looking at ROH's roster, they don't have shit.

They need to kick out Angelina Love, Bully Ray, Velvet Sky and sign someone people give a shit about. Push that guy to the moon.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 08:58:50 EST dckZBj/x No.6289621 Reply
>>6289618
I mean WWE has match sponsors on occasion too so I don't see what the big deal is.
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Muhammad Hassan - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:01:58 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6289676 Reply
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>Ring of Honor Champion Matt Taven's current contract with the promotion is scheduled to come to an end at the end of September, PWInsider.com has confirmed with multiple sources.

>The two sides have not yet come to terms on a new deal.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:03:28 EST dckZBj/x No.6289678 Reply
>>6289676
I hope to god Taven doesn't re-sign and Rush would win the world title.
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Prince Devitt - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:04:25 EST 8N1N7Jf1 No.6289679 Reply
>>6289676
These goons made >Matt Taven their world champion and they can't even keep him under contract?
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Chiva III - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:11:29 EST WAk4uUOu No.6289686 Reply
>>6289678
Any universe where >matt taven doesnt resign and stays off any major promotions book is the one I want to live in.
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Muhammad Hassan - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:24:17 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6289693 Reply
>ROH couldn't give the belt to Marty at MSG because his contract was expiring
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The People - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:27:28 EST DIKFKCIe No.6289697 Reply
>>6289676
Taven leaving after being given a "thanks for not leaving" title reign would be on par with any LOLTNA moment.
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Eugene - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:08:20 EST jEGuiRVR No.6289712 Reply
How reliable are we expecting the All Out streams to be? I remember giving up trying to watch All In. I dunno whether to just drop the cash rather than risk disappointment. It's only £15 here.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:11:07 EST dckZBj/x No.6289714 Reply
>>6289712
Hopefully better than Double or Nothing and we expect to get Glass'd but we're more readily prepared this time around. I always recommend if you have the money to purchase a PPV then do it.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:22:51 EST dckZBj/x No.6289722 Reply
>>6289719
Maybe he can go back to working for MLW since they offered him a very good deal until Paco Alonso interfered.
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Juventud Guerrera - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:54:04 EST ezz88rJR No.6289730 Reply
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ARMBARS EVERYWHERE
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Gorilla Monsoon - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:23:17 EST Sisj5G0M No.6289742 Reply
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>tfw I'm ordering a PPV for the first time since the 90's this Saturday
I'd probably just take my chances with Taima, but I just learned that my brother who hasn't watched wrestling since WCW died suddenly became interested in AEW and wanted to watch it together. It should be a fun evening of catching up and getting into wrestling with the person who originally got me into it in the first place.
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Muhammad Hassan - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:22:44 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6289761 Reply
>AEW All Out will be a big night for the All Elite Wrestling women's roster as the Casino Battle Royale will determine the first challenger for the vacant AEW Women's Champion. Names currently scheduled to compete in the Casino Battle Royale include Britt Baker, Awesome Kong, Teal Piper, Jazz, and more. Speaking to Bleacher Report, head of the women's division and Chief Branding Officer Brandi Rhodes revealed that not everyone in the battle royale will be with AEW moving forward.

"Most of the women you'll see at the Casino Battle Royal are non-active members of our roster. As I've mentioned on the Road to All Out, we don't have 21 women on the roster and the match requires 21 women," said Brandi. "So, this is an opportunity for a lot of these women to get in front of a larger audience. Maybe an opportunity most of them have never had, or at least not in a long time. Right now, most of these women aren't actively members of the AEW roster. But that doesn't mean they won't continue to work with us."
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Muhammad Hassan - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:12:53 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6289800 Reply
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>IMPACT Wrestling announced today a new broadcast deal with Tap Digital Media Ventures Corp. (TAPDMV) to broadcast its flagship weekly show IMPACT! on TAP EDGE across the Philippines beginning this September.

>TAP EDGE will also broadcast all major pay-per-view events, including the annual extravaganza Bound For Glory, which takes place on Oct. 20 in Chicago, IL. IMPACT! will air weekly on TAP EDGE on Saturday nights at 9:00 p.m. The network can be found on SkyCable Channel 218.

>Members of Las Vegas Lights FC, which plays in the USL Championship, will be attending the IMPACT Wrestling TV Tapings on Thursday, Sept. 5, at Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas – and plans for a Ceremonial First-Kick are being finalized, IMPACT executives confirmed. The soccer contingent will be led by Sammy Ochoa, who will be attending with his kids, and goalie Angel Alvarez.

>Lights mascot, Cash The Soccer Rocker, also will be attending the IMPACT show on Sept. 5.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:35:11 EST dckZBj/x No.6289813 Reply
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New matches signed for Global Wars Espectacular. Also the first four entrants in the ROH World Championship #1 Contender's Tournament are Dalton Castle, Kenny King, Jay Lethal and Marty Scurll.
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Alicia Fox - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 20:15:00 EST tzLHZOgZ No.6289844 Reply
>>6289800
between deciding to cover the traveling costs, putting impact plus on fite tv and this new tv deal the company looks very healthy, great for them for finally getting their shit together
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GENTARO - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:42:04 EST +u1/ibiz No.6289853 Reply
>>6289811
the platonic ideal of a mlw signing, but also a good one

they should sign kevin ku and reunite Violence is Forever
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Joker - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 23:32:35 EST G9cW5MRV No.6289873 Reply
>Build >Matt Taven as the guy for the last three years
>Don't even sign the guy before a wrestling war that's been building for over six months

Taven fucking sucks, but I hope he gets signed by one of the two companies as the ultimate fuck you to ROH's shit year.
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Dasher Hatfield - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 23:33:55 EST GXHNtkkw No.6289875 Reply
>>6289857
they've literally traded "we're a chance to see NJPW guys in the USA" for "we're a chance to see CMLL guys in the USA"
It'll get me to buy a ticket
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Dasher Hatfield - Fri, 30 Aug 2019 00:05:25 EST GXHNtkkw No.6289886 Reply
>>6289879
just when you thought Volador jr couldn't get any more JUST they find a way
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Deuce - Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:47:35 EST BlrIoG3o No.6289940 Reply
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AEW is coming back to Chicago the night before Thanksgiving. Can they sell out in record time again?

Here's the Chicago schedule btw:
Sat Aug 31: AEW's All Out at Sears Centre

Sun Oct 20: Impact's Bound for Glory at Odeum Expo Center

Sat Nov 2: MLW's Saturday Night Superfight at Cicero Stadium

>here's the big one:
Fri Nov 22, Sat Nov 23, Sun Nov 24, Mon Nov 25: WWE Smackdown Live on Fox, NXT Wargames, Survivor Series and Monday Night Raw at the Allstate Arena
then Wed Nov 26: AEW weekly TV back at Sears Centre
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RJ Brewer - Fri, 30 Aug 2019 16:44:34 EST NpmqCx/u No.6290022 Reply
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>When All Elite Wrestling announced that Orange Cassidy would be signing with the promotion, the move was met by some backlash from fans. Cassidy is known for his more comedy style of wrestling and AEW has made every effort to tell fans that their product will be more serious and sports-based.

>When asked by a fan at Starrcast III about the Orange Cassidy signing, Cody defended the move and was upset others in the company didn't do the same.

>"I was a little pissed when we announced Orange Cassidy, and everyone got mad. Well, not everyone just Jim [Cornette], [Vince] Russo. They got mad," recalled Cody. "Then nobody defended him. I barely know the guy and I'm tweeting, 'He's a great wrestler,' because he is. I was mad. I didn't tell Matt or Nick [Jackson], 'Hey man, this is your hire. We have to take care of our own here. We have to defend our guy.' We did not say, 'We're introducing you to the AEW World Heavyweight Champion Orange Cassidy.' But everyone should get an opportunity. How hard is it, in this day and age with our terrible attention spans, how hard is it to make people laugh, cry, and care? If you can check one of those boxes, come on over to AEW."

>Cody continued, offering up praise for Orange's wrestling style

>"I don't know how he does it, with the hands," wondered Cody. "And I am concerned. But, let's watch it unfold. We're in this weird stage where everyone is standing over our shoulders while we paint this picture like, 'Oh, I don't know.' Let us paint the damn thing and then tell us if it sucked or if it's really good. Orange Cassidy can go and people know he can go."

>Cassidy made his AEW debut at Double or Nothing, participating in the Casino Battle Royale. He is not scheduled for a match at All Out.

https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/cody-rhodes-was-mad-more-people-aew-didn-t-defend-orange-cassidy-signing
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Jon Moxley - Fri, 30 Aug 2019 16:47:20 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6290024 Reply
>>6290022
I feel like Orange Cassidy is going to be the breakout star of AEW.

He's weird and thick with irony in the vein of Eric Andre. And casual fans that aren't put off by goofy shit will eat it up.
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Deuce - Fri, 30 Aug 2019 16:49:48 EST BlrIoG3o No.6290025 Reply
>>6290022
>I barely know the guy
>I didn't tell Matt or Nick [Jackson], 'Hey man, this is your hire.
>And I am concerned. But, let's watch it unfold.
love too see all the EVPs working on the same page
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Madison Eagles - Fri, 30 Aug 2019 19:32:44 EST y4gRuFWo No.6290096 Reply
>>6290024

Except do we actually know AEW's going to draw ANY casual fans? Likely not, and that's why it's an odd hire - you want to show that you're "sports-based," as was said in pressers, and so you want to put on the best matches possible... but then you hire a guy who's currently working a comedy shtick who, while he can go, his current gimmick is all about absolutely goofy shit.

I would guess a large majority of "casual" fans would be turned off by him, ,but that's just my analytical mind talking.
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Leia Meow - Fri, 30 Aug 2019 20:49:06 EST 1/S/IEzo No.6290123 Reply
>>6290096
"Casuals", including the lauded 12-17 and 18-24 demographic, laugh at fucking "deep-fried" memes and Area 51 shit on Instagram by the millions. If they come for anything on AEW, it sure as fuck ain't for guys like Adam Page or Cody Rhodes, but characters that you can make memes out of like OC and Luchasaurus. People love goofy shit, especially nowadays when they will literally take ANYTHING they can get that doesn't remind them of the fucking fireball of a garbage world they currently inhabit.
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Randy Orton - Fri, 30 Aug 2019 20:57:49 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6290127 Reply
>>6290123
Thanks for making my point better than I did.

Sure lapsed fans from the MNW era may show up out of curiosity, and with all the goofy shit from that era, I doubt OC will be a deal breaker for most of them.

But yeah, there's money in an absurdist, meme friendly, ironic pro wrestling icon to tap into that weird "millennial humor" demo. Someone made a point in another thread that while OC is a hell of a talent, the true test is of the person in the ring with him. If they can't adapt to his shtick, then it just becomes a paint by numbers "Greatest Hits of Orange Cassidy" type of match.

How AEW presents him will be interesting to watch. If they let him get fired up like he has on Beyond shows now and then, and if it isn't the same shtick week in and week out, the guy could become a legit superstar.
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Ron Garvin - Fri, 30 Aug 2019 21:10:10 EST yZoO7qUD No.6290130 Reply
>>6290123
Twitter GIFs and a joke and then they move on, just like all the other times some fool did some goofy shit and got viral for a hot second. AEW positioning themselves as the joke company isn't going to do well for them. They had, maybe they still do, a chance to hit the ground running with tried and true professional wrestling. Serious presentation, proper matches and angles. A proper counter product to Vince's sports entertainment soap opera nonsense. They could have made so many more fans happy if they did things right instead of how they have, which is before they have even really started there is so much animosity towards AEW.

To many fans, myself included, we have written them off as indie shit with a bigger budget. That is an impression they could have very well avoided and should have done so. I hope they turn things around but I'm already jaded with wrestling and these clowns aren't making me regret my lack of interest and watching of the sport.
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Justice - Fri, 30 Aug 2019 21:19:07 EST g0JhSpRF No.6290132 Reply
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>NEW YORK – The world’s premier Mexican pro wrestling organization, Lucha Libre AAA, announced today that it has engaged IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment, to promote the LUCHA INAVDES NY event to be held in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on the eve of Mexican Independence Day, Sunday, Sept. 15, at 6:00 p.m. ET.
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Little Fiji - Sat, 31 Aug 2019 01:15:59 EST 8sIaD18o No.6290198 Reply
I offered to buy someone's AEW tickets yesterday for $250. They were good tickets for the price considering people want $200 a piece of nose bleeds.. but I turned it down just because I don't know if I want to make that big of a decision on such a whim. I told them I couldn't do it and I hope they sell the tickets but now I'm looking online AGAIN for AEW tickets..
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Buddy Rogers - Sat, 31 Aug 2019 02:25:57 EST UZPqzSqr No.6290207 Reply
>>6290132
Awhhhh! Fuck yeah! I love AAA and Impacts little wrestling friendship and absolutely hope every WWE fan dies.
SUP BITCHES! IM CUTE AND ANGRY!
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Scott Hall - Sat, 31 Aug 2019 08:56:23 EST BlrIoG3o No.6290256 Reply
>>6290132
>LUCHA INVADES NY will feature former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, as he competes in his second-ever professional wrestling bout. The Mexican-American combat sports star first appeared in the squared circle at Triplemania XXVII, earning widespread praise for his impressive debut. The event will also feature AAA Reina de Reinas (Queen of the Queens) Champion and IMPACT Wrestling star Tessa Blanchard in a defense of her title against former Reina de Reinas Champion and current IMPACT Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie, while Mexican legends Blue Demon Jr. and Rey Wagner will face one another in a grudge match.

>In addition to IMPACT Wrestling stars taking part in the event, FN Originals (Fight Network’s original production department) will be on-site producing a behind-the-scenes Diary documentary episode on Velasquez. LUCHA INVADES NY will also be broadcast in the U.S. and abroad on Fight Network and other broadcast properties owned by Anthem Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of IMPACT Wrestling, which will also provide marketing and logistical support for the event through its various media assets.
spyware insider
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Shark GIrl (Male) - Sun, 01 Sep 2019 12:46:46 EST sBJ6SVWI No.6291024 Reply
What was with that video package of a white dude beating up 4 "gangbangers" at last night's show?
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Ladder - Sun, 01 Sep 2019 13:01:40 EST GVNzvGzK No.6291027 Reply
how come theres never been a 100% black man main AEW champion?
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Delirious - Sun, 01 Sep 2019 13:18:43 EST WuGJ2oLB No.6291032 Reply
>>6291030
It was announced on the PPV. Along with a return to Chicago in November for TV.
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Dutch Mantel - Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:08:56 EST WuGJ2oLB No.6291481 Reply
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https://wrestletalk.com/news/tony-khan-promises-more-diverse-aew-championship-picture/

> After the very successful All Out pay-per-view, Tony Khan spoke to the media about a variety of topics, including the AEW status of Kylie Rae, and his thoughts on the company’s championship scene. During the discussion, Khan said that AEW will have a more “diverse” championship/main event scene. He promised that we would see his plan by the end of 2019.

> Speaking about his ambitions for the new promotion’s main event scene, Khan had the following to say:

> “I think we are going to see some wrestlers of color in the men’s division. I think it’s something that’s really important to me. We have some wrestlers who are absolutely going to contend. I don’t wanna tip my hand on who will be in contention, but I think you will see by the end of the year that I am committed to diversity and I am doing some exciting things to establish new stars both in the singles and tag division and getting some diversity in those roles. You’ll see and I’m gonna do it in a way that you won’t remember we had this conversation and it’s going to be good.”

> Khan was then quick to reassure the media that he wouldn’t be pushing people for the sake of diversity, but because they deserved the shot they were being given:

> “I’m not forcing it and I’m not doing it because I’m trying to be more diverse. I’m doing it because there are people on this roster who deserve the push and I’ve identified them and I wanna push those people.”

> The start of Khan’s goal can certainly already have been seen at All Out. The transgender wrestler Nyla Rose won the 21-woman Casino Battle Royale on the pre-show. She will face Riho on October 2nd for the chance to become the inaugural AEW Women’s Champion.
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Shark GIrl (Male) - Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:12:14 EST sBJ6SVWI No.6291483 Reply
>>6291481
>Giving people pushes based on skin complexion or gender
That made WCW so much money with Ron Simmons
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Vince McMahon - Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:34:40 EST NbxmdHMb No.6291485 Reply
>>6291481
If only I has a billionaire dad to give me money for a wrestling promotion
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Shark GIrl (Male) - Mon, 02 Sep 2019 14:17:40 EST sBJ6SVWI No.6291511 Reply
>>6291497
Close. But that one is giving pushes based on your own personal fetishes, rather than race related pushes
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Tetsuya Natio - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 10:52:28 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6292004 Reply
>here's been zero update on the Killer Kross situation. One story making the rounds over the weekend is that the company was upset with him over Slammiversary weekend before his I Quit match with Eddie Edwards as Kross refused to blade, leading to the company having to go out and get fake blood at the last minute. That was, to date, the last time Kross was booked for Impact. If any wrestling company gets upset over someone refusing to get color in 2019, that wrestling company doesn't deserve to exist. The Slammiversary PPV took place a week after there was concern about a potential hepatitus outbreak at an independent event in Indiana. It should be interesting to see if Kross is used at the TV tapings this weekend.
pwi
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Mitsuharu Misawa - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 11:23:26 EST lv3zzwHB No.6292010 Reply
>>6292004
>If any wrestling company gets upset over someone refusing to get color in 2019, that wrestling company doesn't deserve to exist.

lmao shut the fuck up
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 11:23:34 EST r+r8KNjV No.6292011 Reply
>>6292004
>that wrestling company doesn't deserve to exist.
>It should be interesting to see if Kross is used at the TV tapings this weekend.

Fuck Pwi
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MECHA Mummy - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 11:51:16 EST aJyx3DEs No.6292017 Reply
>>6292010
>>6292011
Yeah, fuck those guys for caring about worker safety, especially when there's a hepatitis going around. It's totally worth the risk for a match people are gonna forget about in a week compared to having to get fake blood.
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Mikey Whipwreck - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 11:51:58 EST g0JhSpRF No.6292018 Reply
>>6292004
>If any wrestling news website gets upset over someone refusing to disable adblockers in 2019, that wrestling website doesn't deserve to exist
FTFY spyware insider.
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 12:34:11 EST r+r8KNjV No.6292030 Reply
>>6292017
>fuck those guys for caring about worker safety,

yep that's totally the reason, they care so much
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Tetsuya Natio - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 12:44:32 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6292035 Reply
>>6292004
>To say things haven't improved between IMPACT Wrestling and Killer Kross would be an understatement.

>Kross was in the headlines earlier this year when he and girlfriend Scarlett Bordeaux both asked for their releases from the company. While Bordeaux's was granted, Kross' was not, and he's sat in limbo through most of the Summer.

>In noticing that Kross hasn't been booked to wrestle for IMPACT since Slammiversary, Fightful sent an inquiry to the company for clarity on his status Sunday. Tuesday, Bill Pritchard of Wrestlezone issued a report that Fightful was able to confirm, noting that Kross refused to blade during his Slammiversary match with Eddie Edwards in July. The concerns raised were the lack of blood testing, and the absence of an on-site doctor that made talent feel unsafe about the request

>The story ended up tying together with another, when Fightful reached out to several employees and wrestlers about the news that IMPACT would be paying for hotels. In asking around, many wrestlers claimed that they've not been paid in full for their merchandise. We should clarify this wasn't across the board, but were told is was a point of contention between IMPACT and Kross in the past, as well.

>We were told that many IMPACT contracts are structured to include non-disparagement clauses, and provisions to prevent talent from speaking on what the deals entail. When speaking with an employee of IMPACT Wrestling, they noted that Kross has been speaking with the company via an attorney for several weeks, and believes that IMPACT has been in breach of his contract. IMPACT still reportedly has several months on the deal, and the option to roll it over, though the amount of time was indeterminate.

>This could also end up affecting Kross' AAA bookings. AAA has a show coming up on September 15, and is actually gaining the help of IMPACT to promote the event, an IMPACT worker revealed. IMPACT and Ed Nordholm specifically are said to be allowing AAA to use their promoter's license and several other amenities, and implied to the company that they'd prefer Killer Kross to not be on those shows. Kross has worked dozens of dates for AAA over the last several years, most recently at August's TripleMania show.

>Fightful has reached out to IMPACT Wrestling in an official capacity on Killer Kross' status, the story about him refusing to blade, among other aspects, and have not heard back.
https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/killer-kross-and-impact-wrestling-still-odds-after-he-refuses-blade-impact-wants-him-aaa-show
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Bushwhacker Butch - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 13:01:45 EST f57uQJRi No.6292048 Reply
>>6292035
It wasn't until the last few shows that Kross was shown early on into the Impact opening reel. Looks like he's been wiped from these, but before, during the promo bumps for the Mexico shows, he was shown. Looks like he's going to sit out the rest of his contract.
As much as I am not a Taya fan, at least it looks like she'll be active until her contract runs out in December.
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Mr. Fuji - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 13:05:27 EST 6lubTvqQ No.6292052 Reply
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You've been spreadin' lies that I'm
ON THE JUICE, BIG TIME
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Christie Ricci - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 13:09:44 EST m4n2vB/N No.6292055 Reply
>>6292048
>TNA fans playing victim yet again when their rink diny little shitshow gets outed for being unprofessional and shitty
yawn
change the record
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Tetsuya Natio - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 13:14:05 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6292057 Reply
>>6292048
It seems like they were committed to working together and sorting out differences until this supposed blade job thing happened.

Impact is between a rock and a hard place:
  • If they hold onto him, they look like assholes. Paying a guy to bench him is a dick move.
  • If they release him, it sets a bad precedent that makes their contracts worthless as soon as a signed talent does a podcast complaining about LOLTNA in order to get leverage. In order to enforce the contract, they have to weather a storm of bad PR.

I thought it was interesting that Scarlett was not at ALL OUT. Saw online that Impact might have put a non-compete in her release. It definitely reads like Scarlett & Kross thought they could score a good deal playing NXT against AEW or someone in one of those companies made an off-the-record offer to them

I feel like everyone should just follow Mox's lead: keep a poker face, say you're leaving to step away from wrestling, then do whatever the fuck you want the minute you are contractually free. No one who has gone public has actually benefitted and if you sign a contract that has a non-disparagement clause (which is pretty common in most corporate stuff) then you're double-fucked.

If you don't like the length or pay of the deal offered... don't sign.
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Brian Hebner - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 13:33:25 EST jEGuiRVR No.6292065 Reply
>>6292055
Except in this case Kross has acted unprofessional and shitty too. You can't slag your employer in public and on a podcast and expect their to be no repercussions.

Both sides look bad. Just release the guy. IMPACT haven't used him in ages and the product hasn't suffered even though he could easily be one of their top guys.
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 14:13:16 EST r+r8KNjV No.6292091 Reply
>>6292057
>If they hold onto him, they look like assholes. Paying a guy to bench him is a dick move.
>If they release him, it sets a bad precedent that makes their contracts worthless as soon as a signed talent does a podcast complaining about LOLTNA in order to get leverage. In order to enforce the contract, they have to weather a storm of bad PR.

Exactly, If it was the other way around and they released him, the usual trolls would be saying "lol impact can't even keep their talent around".

At this point though Callis needs to come out and just explain their side of the story. To me this looks like KM playing shit stirrer as he wants a cut of whatever new contract they get.

the thing is if Kross had actually waited and stuck around as a team player, he might have actually got a contract bump, but now he's just appeared petulant. And I had the same thought about Scarlett too.
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Tetsuya Natio - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 14:24:03 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6292104 Reply
>>6292091
>At this point though Callis needs to come out and just explain their side of the story
don't really think its his call.

The stuff with Matt Hardy, Eli Drake and now Kross all seem to be Ed Nordholm's deal. rovert had posted gossip that after Jarrett got fired, he refused to ever let a wrestler "work" him ever again. Which was he fired Alberto as soon as he no-showed the Wrestlecon show.

Supposedly Don Callis was the one who told Nordholm to drop the issue with Matt Hardy and just give him the Broken gimmick back. And the reports of what was going to happen to Eli Drake ended up amounting to nothing and Drake seems to speak fondly still of his experience there. Hopefully Callis could talk him out of pulling another Vince move.
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Tetsuya Natio - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 17:17:53 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6292216 Reply
>>6292152
when he got fired for being drunk after talking Nordholm into 1.) burning the bridge with the Hardys and 2.) rebooting TNA into GFW
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Ebessan - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 22:17:21 EST BlrIoG3o No.6292446 Reply
>Friday night's Countdown to All Out preview special, which was only officially announced by AEW last week and not really promoted at all, averaged 390,000 viewers airing at 10 p.m. Eastern time on TNT.

>In the key 18-49 demo, the show finished 29th for the night on cable with a 0.14 rating. According to Showbuzz Daily, the rating in the demo and the overall viewership number are considered average.

>TNT usually airs repeat programming in the 10 p.m. Eastern time slot.

>It's hard to say what this means, but viewership was over 50 percent higher than last year's All In pre-show. The difference was that the All In pre-show aired on a weaker network -- WGN America -- and in a traditionally weaker time slot at 7 p.m. Eastern on Saturday. But it also took place right before All In and featured live matches, while Friday's special was taped promo packages for the bouts that would take place the next night on pay-per-view.
https://www.f4wonline.com/aew-news/countdown-aew-all-out-averages-nearly-400000-viewers-tnt-291616
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Chiva II - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 22:20:15 EST z0bPliZN No.6292453 Reply
>>6292446
Alvarez was shitting his pants over this last week. The only rating I could find for Supernatural was 0.40, so basically no change.
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Ebessan - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 00:02:20 EST BlrIoG3o No.6292513 Reply
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3 conventions in one year. isn't this a little much?

anyone else think Full Gear is a Roadblock-tier title?
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 00:05:44 EST UveV14Hw No.6292515 Reply
>>6292513
Yeah I think they should do it every year at All Out like Axxess, not at every PPV they have. I will say that AEW doing PPVs on holiday weekends is a smart idea though. I imagine their next PPV will probably be on President's Day weekend in February.
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Cheyenne Cher - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 00:26:38 EST tqIGDJJR No.6292519 Reply
>>6292513
I think the name's fine (and kinda makes sense if you think about it. They're going "full gear" as in they already have TV and are officially a big promotion so they're gonna be going "full gear" from them on sort of thing.). The logo is ass though.
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Jimmy Hart - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 00:28:14 EST Xk96QhJ6 No.6292520 Reply
>>6292513
way too soon for another Starrcast convention.
Barely 2 whole months. This won't do well as a result.
People need time to save to afford these big marquee event weekends.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 02:12:00 EST UveV14Hw No.6292543 Reply
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Tons of matches made for Global Wars Espectacular coming up this weekend and the bracket for the ROH World Title #1 Contender's Tournament revealed.

Also it's been confirmed Rush will face the winner of the Matt Taven/Volador Jr. for the ROH World Title at Death Before Dishonor - https://www.rohwrestling.com/news/rush-gets-roh-world-title-shot-death-dishonor-pay-view-las-vegas

And Lanny Poffo will be a special guest at Glory By Honor - https://www.rohwrestling.com/news/legend-lanny-poffo-be-special-guest-glory-honor-new-orleans
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 02:17:42 EST UveV14Hw No.6292544 Reply
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Plus the final member for Team Filthy is revealed as Low Ki and Jordan Oliver vs. Zenshi has been signed.

Don't think the first episode of the War Chamber tapings will be live so their next live show probably won't be till their PPV in November and they haven't even announced their Fusion TV Tapings in October yet.
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Ebessan - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 09:07:00 EST BlrIoG3o No.6292617 Reply
>>6292543
>Final Battle contenders Tournament
>no Jeff Cobb
>Marty even though his contract ends the month before
>no Rush
if Rush loses at DBD... i dunno anymore

>>6292544
>they haven't even announced their Fusion TV Tapings in October yet.
they did. its going to be the joint show with the Crash in Mexico: >>6287680
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nivek nnud - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 12:12:51 EST HBLWC/LC No.6292675 Reply
>>6292617
Rush isn't in the #1 contender tournament because he's the de facto #1 contender at present. If he wins his title match, he faces the winner of this #1 contenders' tournament.
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Ebessan - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 12:14:41 EST BlrIoG3o No.6292679 Reply
>>6292675
Right i just mean if they don't put the belt on him at DBD, Final Battle is looking G R I M.
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Rob Conway - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 13:01:33 EST n6kcRc2u No.6292711 Reply
>>6284261
He’s now Vinny Marinara: Guy who likes horror movies and edgy pagan symbols.
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STIGMA - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 16:31:42 EST mQt21HGJ No.6292804 Reply
>>6292004
LMAO! Dude who is writing this? It feels like Killer Kross himself has been publishing these dirtsheets. His twitter is so god damn corny and he seems to think he is gods gift to the world.

I look at a guy like Don Callis and then I look at Killer Kross. I'm choosing Don Callis every fucking time.
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Ebessan - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 16:37:02 EST BlrIoG3o No.6292812 Reply
>>6292804
>I look at a guy like Don Callis and then I look at Killer Kross. I'm choosing Don Callis every fucking time.

lol to do what?
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STIGMA - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 16:41:07 EST mQt21HGJ No.6292814 Reply
>>6292812
Have sex with of course. What else would I be talking about. I would let Don Callis sit on my face as I licked his balls and cock.
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 16:43:56 EST NhTobWRY No.6292817 Reply
>>6292804
Wasn't there something about KM being Scarlett's manager? I wouldn't be surprised if it's being KM that's been leaking this to the dirtsheets. After all if Scarlett gets a new deal, he will get a managers cut.
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 16:57:28 EST NhTobWRY No.6292825 Reply
>>6292822
I don't understand why so early into his Impact contract he started mouthing off about it. He was literally a no mark before signing with them, and then suddenly he gets a Lance Storm nod of approval and he's demanding a raise to $100,000. Feels like there's something missing here, or KM got into his head that he could work Impact
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Devon - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 17:03:59 EST g0JhSpRF No.6292827 Reply
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Pretty sure KM is still mad about Impact not working with WrestlePro ever again because their production team shit the bed for United We Stand. I know Impact shouldn't rely too much on other promotions production team but of all the twitch/impact+ specials, Wrestlepro had the worst cameramen and audio by far.

And yeah they should just fire Killer Kross.
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 17:11:15 EST NhTobWRY No.6292828 Reply
>>6292827
>KM is still mad about Impact not working with WrestlePro because their production team shit the bed for United We Stand.

that's an interesting piece of information, I didn't realise KM was part of it. I was hyped to watch it, but then I put it off because everyone was saying that the production was so crap, and it's not surprisingly because so many of their twitch shows have had such pisspoor audio. Did Impact actually make a statement about not working with them ever again? I can't find anything on it?

>And yeah they should just fire Killer Kross.

I mean probably at this point they should, but it's a catch 22 situation because it might encourage anyone at Impact who wants out their contract to go to the sheets and whine, which is the last thing they want.
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Ebessan - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 17:14:09 EST BlrIoG3o No.6292829 Reply
>>6292825
>>6292827
>Impact not working with WrestlePro ever again because their production team shit the bed for United We Stand
citation needed?

If you've followed KM, he was always a bit of a hot-head. He had a terrible rep after he left WWE Developmental because he was one of the most vocally anti-Bill DeMott. It was pretty unfair that labeled him "bitter"

I remember people groaning when Jarrett brought him into Impact in 2017. But he really stepped up with the America's Tom Team stuff. Its a shame he's not around anymore but I do understand why you can't keep Fallah Bahh in a tag team forever.

As for Kross, he said that he found out that others were making more in impact and that he didnt think he had other options. 1.) you're not going to make the most money in your first year at any job, you have to pay dues. Plus if anyone is worth six figures in this pair, its Scarlett. Kross can't do anything that isn't done better by Moose, Cage and Elgin and unsigned guys on the indies. But Scarlett is a Youtube draw (whatever thats worth) and just stupidly hot.

2.) this whole "i signed cause i thought it was my only option" talk just sounds fishy. how would he know there are other offers waiting for him as long as he gets out of his contract -- and that isn't contract tampering?

I know there are ways around it. It sounds like he got an under the table offer and Ed Nordholm called his bluff. So now its gotten heated.
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 17:32:31 EST NhTobWRY No.6292835 Reply
>>6292829
>he didnt think he had other options


yeah this is the dumb thing. If he had other options, then surely those companies would have reached out to him?

When you look at what LAX have done, (and most likely what Tessa Blanchard will do in a year or so), they signed with Impact, raised their value, built up a portfolio of matches and tv time, and then when the time was right, signed on to a bigger company with no hard feelings and a reputation for being a good worker. If Kross had stuck it out for a year, they probably would have bumped his contract up anyway.

In Tessa's case even, while she's been at impact she's actually done a lot to shed her image as someone who rubs people the wrong way.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 19:25:44 EST UveV14Hw No.6292874 Reply
>>6292679
Wouldn't be surprised if they end up doing Rush-Dalton Castle for world title at Final Battle unless Taven re-signs.
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Veronica - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 20:00:24 EST g0JhSpRF No.6292888 Reply
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>>6292828
>>6292829
>Did Impact actually make a statement about not working with them ever again?
No, but Impact hasn't co-hosted new shows with wrestlepro since United We Stand. Also, remember that KM wrote some stuff on twitter about local indies drawing the house for Impact via co-hosted shows. Scott D'Amore replied to him IIRC.

Have a beta porygon 2 good sirs.
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Elix Skipper - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 21:45:33 EST BlrIoG3o No.6292921 Reply
>>6292888
>Impact hasn't co-hosted new shows with wrestlepro since United We Stan
ehh to be fair thats not a dramatic break in time. pat buck worked as a producer for the june shows at the melrose in queens too.
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Dasher Hatfield - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 22:02:15 EST y73oDH6a No.6292930 Reply
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>>6292921
Didn't Buck sign a deal with the 'e lately? Thought I'd heard that, and figured-that's the end of that.
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Joker - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 09:56:22 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6293049 Reply
>Impact Wrestling sources have confirmed to PWInsider.com that Killer Kross is not booked for this week's TV tapings. The company remains steadfast in their belief that they offered Kross a six-figure deal (we are told by one source the six figures are in total over three years, broken down as $40K, $60K and 80K; another source declared those numbers "outdated" and that the final rejected offer was much higher) in a new deal, which Kross declined and that he is being held to his existing deal, which has 18 months left. We are also told by Impact sources that Kross has hired an attorney and is using that attorney to facilitate all communication between the two sides. In regard to the blading issue, Impact sources claim that their side were the ones who offered the fake blood to Kross when he declined to blade and there was no issue with his choice. While conceding there were no doctors at the Slammiversary event, Impact sources stated they did have EMTs present at the show.

>Impact will be assisting AAA in all aspects of their 9/15 event at the Hulu Theater in New York City.

>Former WWE, WCW and ECW star Johnny Swinger has signed a deal here. The plan is to use him as a veteran performer who can help others.
>There are plans to use Sabu in the future.
>Mahabali Shera was backstage at the Mexico taping and should start anytime.

>Impact Wrestling will hold their 2019 Victory Road iPPV in conjunction with Oklahoma's World Class Revolution on 9/14 in Enid, Oklahoma at the Stride Bank Center with Michael Elgin vs. TJP and Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie vs. Rosemary for the Knockouts Championship. The show will air on Impact+ and FITE.TV.

>Rob Van Dam will be traveling to Colombia at the end of September to undergo stem cell therapy to help him in overcoming a number of lingering injury issues, including issues with a wrist he broke back in 1995 while wrestling Dory Funk Jr. in All Japan Pro Wrestling. Brian Cage, Kevin Nash, Johnny Impact and Rey Mysterio, among others, have been going to Colombia for the therapy of late.
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Olimpico - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:32:57 EST lv3zzwHB No.6293063 Reply
>>6293049
what a weird situation
if what they say about the contract is true, and considering scarlett is also signed to the company to a likely similar contract its very hard to believe that she had to take a second job only to make ends meet, especially if we also take into account the AAA and indie dates
i dunno i dont wanna jump to conclusions and assume Kross and Scarlett are marks for themselves but for all the jokes we make about Impact underpaying its workers its not something you hear very often from the people who worked there
like there is the DJZ case, but who else?
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Joker - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:42:58 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6293065 Reply
>>6293063
>like there is the DJZ case, but who else?
tbf, thats a lifetime ago in the Dixie Carter regime. You have to look at what talent has said in the Anthem era.

I dunno, considering how public his firing was, I take Eli Drake's word:
>I had a phone call with Ed Nordholm [just before the beginning of June]. He was very gracious to reach out. We had kind of spoken at length on what we could agree on, what we could do to move forward in a way that’s amicable. I told him that I have no intentions of giving Impact a bad rap. They’ve been very good to me. I live a comfortable life because of the money that I made there.”

>I don’t think that Ed Nordholm actually truly intended to uphold [the 12-month non-compete]. I only say that because he and I never had any kind of issues. Never had a cross word. We were always very cordial. I would almost say downright friendly in our interactions. I think it was just a matter of communications from other upper voices, so to speak. Who knows?
https://www.tpww.net/2019/06/interview-eli-drake-on-why-he-left-impact-his-problem-w-intergender-wrestling-wwe/
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Bobby The Brain Heenan - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:49:08 EST Ybchf0OF No.6293067 Reply
>>6293049

>Former WWE, WCW and ECW star Johnny Swinger

He was in WWE?
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Joker - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:55:04 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6293068 Reply
>>6293067
post brand split, during the ruthless aggression, he was on the Raw brand. I think all he ever did was work Sunday Night Heat
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Mean Smark Callous !DCxC2Z8fnY - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:55:55 EST mHVC6D8M No.6293070 Reply
>>6293067

Mostly relegated to Heat in the mid-2000s. He also went under the name "Johnny Parisi", because WWE.
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Joker - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 11:36:46 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6293079 Reply
>Rob Van Dam isn't going anywhere -- even after Bound For Glory. The former WWE and IMPACT Wrestling champion returned to IMPACT this year, in a deal that was expected to go from WrestleMania weekend through Bound For Glory. However, when speaking with Fightful for an exclusive interview, RVD confirmed that he's already extended that deal.

>He told us how he landed in IMPACT, and what has him staying.
"I talked with IMPACT! about what I wanted to do, which is mostly stay home unless the business reaches a certain level to pique my interest. And they came to that level. Everyone’s talking about AEW, and how they could be scaring WWE. I happen to know IMPACT! can afford RVD, so they’re something someone should be talking about too. It’s all business. I did a match, I think it was WrestleCon—Sabu and I had a tag match and first it was just a one off, and then Scott D’Amore in the office said, “Hey, what do you think about doing this other handful of matches?” Took me to October, and then recently we added a few more matches so I’ll be with them ‘til January. Then we’ll see how it goes after that," said Van Dam.

>RVD intimated that he only likes to wrestle about a dozen times per year, a number he's already approaching since April. However, he says those numbers are a little bit distorted due to IMPACT Wrestling's taping schedule.
"I think it looks like I’m way busier than I am because the IMPACT! schedule is very favorable to me. Like, for instance, this week on Thursday and Friday we’re here in my town, so it’s very easy travel. But that doesn’t happen all the time, but what’s awesome is on Thursday and Friday they’ll have a month’s worth of television. It’s TV taping, and they’ll do two weeks in one day and then they’ll do another two weeks in one day, and boom! See you in next month. It’s pretty good. And I do some things outside of that, of course. ‘Cause I’m a big superstar celebrity, so I do some other wrestling, some other appearances, some acting, whatever. But, I’ve always been doing pretty well at my goal of doing less and making it mean more—more in the pocket, and more to everybody. More IMPACT!-ful, if you will," said RVD.

>Van Dam made an appearance at this year's Raw Reunion, which turned some heads due to his association with IMPACT. RVD has been on both sides of the coin over the past decade, and said that he was both surprised and unsurprised about the entire situation
"Yes and no. Yes, the call was a surprise. And IMPACT! reacting the way that they did, in a favorable way, didn’t surprise me because when I talked to them about promoting my documentary Headstrong, they were happy to do it. And then ran a trailer on their show, on the weekly TV show, and they said “Hey, anything to help you, helps us.” So I just assume that’s the way they would look at me being on the RAW Reunion as well," RVD noted.
https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/exclusives/exclusive-rob-van-dam-extends-deal-impact-wrestling
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Amber O'Neal - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 16:10:24 EST b6Ee22oP No.6293122 Reply
Imagine giving a shit enough about Impact to make fake news about it
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Prince Iaukea - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 17:21:53 EST mQt21HGJ No.6293154 Reply
>>6293063
This. Scarlett and killer kriss are self marks and if you follow any if their social media or youtube its clear as day. They are going to piss more people off in wrestling as time goes on.

Its easier to blame impact but this shit is so stupid and its getting silly how its always pwi reporting it and then backtracking a week later.
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Dos Caras - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 18:38:38 EST ezz88rJR No.6293181 Reply
>>6293154
I haven't really noticed much with Scarlett outside of the "I'm hot" stuff, but that coincides with her character.

Kross definitely thinks he's some bad ass like those weebs who own a katana and pose with it. Although he actually has the look of someone who can kick some ass it still comes off as lame.
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Larry Zbyszko - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 20:35:02 EST BlrIoG3o No.6293243 Reply
Cody Rhodes to Challenge Chris Jericho for AEW Title at 'Full Gear'
https://www.si.com/wrestling/2019/09/05/cody-rhodes-challenge-chris-jericho-aew-title-full-gear
>Newly crowned All Elite Wrestling champion Chris Jericho will defend his title against Cody Rhodes at the Full Gear pay-per-view event in November, Sports Illustrated has learned.

>The match is indicative of AEW’s commitment to the win-loss record of its stars. Rhodes has yet to lose in singles action, defeating Shawn Spears at this past weekend’s All Out pay-per-view, as well having his hand raised in the company’s signature match, which took place against Dustin Rhodes in May at the inaugural Double or Nothing show. Rhodes also went to a draw with Darby Allin at Fyter Fest in July.

>The combination of wins and quality of opponents, similar to the strength of schedule format applied in college football, has propelled Rhodes to a title match against Jericho. The commitment to a wrestler’s record adds an element of realism to AEW not typically on display in major North American wrestling promotions, and enhances the chase for Jericho’s world title.

>AEW president and CEO Tony Khan confirmed the report.
“Cody’s outstanding record in singles competition has secured him the number one contender ranking, and he will be challenging AEW world champion Chris Jericho in the first ever pay-per-view defense of the championship on November 9 in Baltimore at Full Gear,” said Khan. “Cody earned this opportunity over the summer as he remained unbeaten in singles bouts, scoring pins on a pair of proven veterans, defeating his older brother, the legendary wrestler Dustin Rhodes at Double or Nothing, and beating bitter rival and former partner Shawn Spears at All Out—and battling to a draw with the exciting upstart Darby Allin at Fyter Fest.

“This is an AEW world championship match that so many All Elite Wrestling fans are excited to witness, and I’m glad we’ll be able to present it at Full Gear.”

>Jericho has dominated wrestling coverage since becoming AEW’s first world champ. Following his victory over “Hangman” Adam Page at All Out, Jericho’s post-match champagne celebration went viral.

>He continued to dominate coverage throughout the week, igniting even more interest when news broke on Tuesday that a police report was filed over Jericho’s missing AEW championship belt. Jericho showcased his seemingly innate ability to improvise and capitalize upon any opportunity, and his social media posts and videos helped transform the story into a massive gain for the company.

>A clash between Jericho and Rhodes on pay-per-view gives each performer the chance to further elevate AEW’s status in an industry with a fan base hungry for an alternative to WWE.
https://www.si.com/wrestling/2019/09/05/cody-rhodes-challenge-chris-jericho-aew-title-full-gear
this feels like an odd way to announce this but i guess they gotta start moving tickets now and can't wait for tv.
this feels like upscale mainstream version of Gabe sending out an email with EVOLVE lineups lol
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Bill DeMott - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 21:58:26 EST y73oDH6a No.6293266 Reply
>>6293258
Hellz freaking yes! First time since the Super X cup 2 years ago!
Doc Wagner's gonna be on the show too.

BFG looking good so far.
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C-Higgy !qe9/OaTctI - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 01:40:11 EST UveV14Hw No.6293317 Reply
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Final matches made for Global Wars Espectacular.
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Bo Rotundo - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 01:49:43 EST lv3zzwHB No.6293320 Reply
>>6293317
real shit i dont wanna sound too negative because i havent been following ROH as i used to and maybe they improved recently, but man i wish half of these people were working for NWA instead, hell, Impact or MLW be great too, Joe Hendry jobbing to Shane Taylor and Marty still being stuck in the midcard just feels wrong
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Bo Rotundo - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 02:00:34 EST lv3zzwHB No.6293326 Reply
>>6293324
so he's gonna be AEW bound this soon? well that's great and all, but they had like 8 months to give him one title reign in the meantime
Corgan did more with him in one match than ROH did in its entire run and i can't understand why
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The Blue Meanie - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 06:17:25 EST HBLWC/LC No.6293369 Reply
>>6293326
I guess they didn't want to invest in someone they knew was leaving?

This still doesn't excuse the interminable Taven reign
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Bill Alfonos - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 07:01:00 EST CXBa0qkv No.6293375 Reply
>>6293369
especially since Taven's contract runs out at the end of the month and he also hasn't re-signed yet. I mean he probably will cause who the fuck wants >Matt Taven other than Delirious, but still
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Bo Rotundo - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 07:17:03 EST lv3zzwHB No.6293377 Reply
>>6293369
that would be one more reason the squeeze all the dimes they could out of him while building up someone who could replace him by the time he leaves, right? like jesus whats the point in keeping him anyways if you're not gonna do anything with him?
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Larry Zbyszko - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:16:00 EST BlrIoG3o No.6293389 Reply
BACKSTAGE NOTES FROM TONIGHT'S IMPACT WRESTLING TAPING
>Killer Kross is not at the taping.
>There was no pre-show meeting with talents. Just business as usual.
>Chris Sabin and Paul London are working as Producers at the taping.
>Johnny Swinger is backstage and will officially return to the company tonight.
>Jim Mitchell is backstage and will be appearing.
>Sabu is not backstage, but there was talk he would be back very soon. He now lives in Las Vegas and could easily appear tomorrow.
>There will be a press conference tomorrow at the Las Vegas Fight Shop with Ken Shamrock and Moose at 12 PM local time, likely setting up a match for Bound for Glory.
... and baise moi:
>Joey Ryan is at the taping and will be appearing this week for Impact. He was filming pre-tapes earlier today.
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:37:59 EST 6uYf8fzf No.6293395 Reply
>>6293389
Joey Ryan

I'm ok with this, as long as he's on the undercard and puts other people over.
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Larry Zbyszko - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 10:02:24 EST BlrIoG3o No.6293404 Reply
>>6293395
I think Callis is a fan, so I don't know. I had a feeling it was inevitable when Callis did commentary for Penis Party AND he turned down/got rejected by NXT & AEW
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Larry Zbyszko - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 10:51:47 EST BlrIoG3o No.6293411 Reply
>>6293389
Impact Wrestling taped the following last night at Samstown Casino in Las Vegas:
>Havok defeated Knockouts Champion Taya defeated by DQ when John E. Bravo got involved. They teased Tenilla vs. Taya for Bound for Glory.
>Johnny Swinger wins a squash.
>Ken Shamrock was doing a promo where he announced he would face Moose at Bound for Glory. They showed a video where Moose was beating up people from Shamrock's Lion's Den.
>Tenille Dashwood defeated Madison Rayne.
>Eddie Edwards beat Adam Thornestone.
>Michael Elgin defeated TJP.
>Daga defeated the debuting Chris Bey. Bey looked really good. OVE attacked Daga. Tessa Blanchard made the same setting up....
>Tessa Blanchard defeated Dave Crist. OVE attacked her and Daga made the save.
>The North came out dressed as LAX to mock them. Konnan brought out Rob Van Dam and Rhino. They beat the North in what appeared to be a non-title match.
>They had a wedding ceremony for Impact Champion Brian Cage and Melissa Santos. Sami Callihan came out and went to hit Cage with a bottle of champagne but instead nailed Santos.
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Lacey Von Erich - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 19:08:43 EST jEGuiRVR No.6293510 Reply
>>6293395
I'm not ok with this. I will fast forward through every Joey Ryan segment. The dude just straight up sucks and isn't interesting to me in any way whatsoever.
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Muhammad Hassan - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 19:43:22 EST GXHNtkkw No.6293525 Reply
I would probably be interested in Joey Ryan doing something like the Undead Realm, but like, the Dick Realm
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Jushin Thunder Liger - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 20:23:06 EST CXBa0qkv No.6293534 Reply
>>6293389
very sad to see Impact have to continually bring in the absolute dregs of wrestling like this
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Abraham Washington - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 21:26:22 EST WuGJ2oLB No.6293548 Reply
>>6293389
It really makes you wonder why the dick move guy just didn't sign with AEW like everyone and their dog expected.
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Nicky - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 22:44:10 EST 1/S/IEzo No.6293559 Reply
>>6293389
>Paul London
Glad he's still getting work, either in the ring or behind the curtain. Those shoots from a few years ago got me worried, especially when he started bouncing glass bottles over his head mid-sentence.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 06 Sep 2019 23:46:10 EST UveV14Hw No.6293577 Reply
>>6293387
Left match is Austin Gunn vs. Dante Caballero and right match is Dak Draper vs. Haitian Sensation.
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Rico - Sat, 07 Sep 2019 00:02:29 EST Xk96QhJ6 No.6293579 Reply
>>6293558
>>6293568
It's very true and we should be thanking him for it.
He'd have been signed no doubt otherwise.
Glad he could put his foot down and override the rest of them on that decision.
A positive sign
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Michael PS Hayes - Sat, 07 Sep 2019 06:19:26 EST Sisj5G0M No.6293619 Reply
>>6293579
Now we just need him to stop pushing Page as a main event star.
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Umaga - Sat, 07 Sep 2019 13:02:52 EST fTo/w7+6 No.6293670 Reply
Results from the Friday Impact tapings:

>Shera, Rohit Raju & Gursinder Singh defeated The Rascalz
>Sami Callihan cuts a promo apologizing for attacking Melissa Santos. Cage comes out and destroys OVE until he's eventually taken away by Impact officials
>Tenille Dashwood defeated Madison Rayne and Keira Hogan
>Ace Austin defeated Eddie Edwards after interference from Reno Scum
>Stephan Bonnar defeated Moose (accompanied by Frank Trigg) by DQ. Ken Shamrock made the save after and put Moose in the Anklelock
>Jordynne Grace defeated Katie Forbes
>Jake Crist defeated Chris Bey
>Michael Elgin defeated Fallah Baah and then attacked TJP after the match when he attempted to check on Baah
>Sabu vs Rohit Raju ends in a double countout after Sabu hits a top rope legdrop through a table to the outside
>Mahabali Shera won a battle royal, last eliminating Eddie Edwards after a distraction by Reno Scum
>Tessa Blanchard & Daga defeated Jake Crist & Madman Fulton. A post match brawl with OVE, Blanchard, Daga, and Brian Cage ends with Cage handcuffed to the ropes as Sami Callihan attacks Melissa Santos with a bat and hits her with a piledriver
>Rich Swann defeated Josh Alexander & Rhino in a triple threat

https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2019/09/impact-tv-taping-spoilers-96-former-ufc-star-debuts-659352/
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JV Rich - Sat, 07 Sep 2019 14:24:51 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6293692 Reply
>>6293670
Jordynne Grace defeated Katie Forbes

Thank fuck, Forbes is pure trash. Besides fucking RVD and getting booked in shows with him how does she still get booked?
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Angel de Oro - Sat, 07 Sep 2019 15:11:08 EST x6BN3rA/ No.6293701 Reply
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>Dick guy back TNA hell because all the major TV feds passed hard on him
lmfao
exactly what he deserves
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Doink the Clown - Sat, 07 Sep 2019 19:33:03 EST GXHNtkkw No.6293728 Reply
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>>6293726
he's busy with being mayor of Longwood, FL
wait
>Longwood
>Long
>wood
IT WAS HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT ALL ALONG!!!!
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Jessica Love - Sat, 07 Sep 2019 19:49:36 EST y73oDH6a No.6293736 Reply
>>6293728
I'd rather have him in politics rather than doing something really lame, like pitching ripoff datamining car insurance ads.
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Jessica Love - Sat, 07 Sep 2019 19:51:15 EST y73oDH6a No.6293737 Reply
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>>6293736
Dammit, forgot my pic. Age sucks.
I forgot my wallet this morning too. nb
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Freehaven !zWb42fBPMM - Sat, 07 Sep 2019 23:51:00 EST It2BUKqt No.6293765 Reply
>>6293737
Reminder that after TNA landed the Direct Auto Insurance sponsorship deal, it fired the employee who set up the deal in the first place.
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Shark GIrl (Male) - Sun, 08 Sep 2019 00:14:08 EST sBJ6SVWI No.6293768 Reply
>The Youngest AEW World Champion in history won the belt at 48 years old
Bros I thought AEW was supposed to be the young hip promotion, now the old boys club
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Chilly Willy - Sun, 08 Sep 2019 00:22:46 EST VsqIuhiU No.6293770 Reply
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>>6293768
Jericho is a hero for saving the belt and AEW from Cody and the zoomer club, brother
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Freehaven !zWb42fBPMM - Sun, 08 Sep 2019 02:19:40 EST It2BUKqt No.6293780 Reply
>>6293769
No, it was an actual employee, not an "independent contractor".
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Meiko Satomura - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 09:15:18 EST BlrIoG3o No.6294084 Reply
>Daga has signed an Impact Wrestling deal. No word on the length.

>Ken Shamrock is booked for the 10/25 and 10/26 Impact tapings in Windsor, Ontario, so he will be around beyond Bound for Glory.

>It was a long, long day yesterday for Impact talents as pre-tapes ran from 9 AM - 2 PM, followed by the show at 6 PM local time with a number of talents heading right to the airport after the taping for red-eye flights home. That's a rough day.

>The Ken Shamrock-Moose press conference at the Las Vegas Fight Shop ended up, as one might expect, with a pull-apart. That was filmed for future inclusion on Impact TV.

>Discussions with AXS TV remain active, but no word on whether they have progressed further.

>No Killer Kross backstage at the tapings, as one might expect.

>In regard to stories making the rounds that talents are unhappy with the lateness and (in the case of some) the amounts on their merchandise royalties, we are told by a company source that talents have the contractual right to ask for an audit of their merchandise records, but to date, no talent has requested one.

>The updated Bound for Glory PPV lineup:
>Impact Wrestling Champion Brian Cage vs. Sami Callihan.
>Ken Shamrock vs. Moose.
>Naomichi Marufuji vs. Michael Elgin.
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Hieracon - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 09:27:36 EST v0UW1WDf No.6294086 Reply
>>6294084
>In regard to stories making the rounds that talents are unhappy with the lateness and (in the case of some) the amounts on their merchandise royalties
Kross and who else?
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Netjester !AI.skYnEt - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 09:27:42 EST iLikEToleARn No.6294087 Reply
>>6294086
• do not believe in a comedy belt that is something that has happened to have completely tried to hold up is the only thing I need my boring money to the close-up bump maps of the most pushed woman on the indies are several other stories either. Well, it's bryan danielson for the title, lethal has a narrative that was one of the groups on mindfulness.
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Meiko Satomura - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 09:45:17 EST BlrIoG3o No.6294095 Reply
>>6294086
no clue
>According to Wrestlezone, multiple IMPACT wrestlers have stated they are still owed merchandise royalty payments. The company’s royalty schedule has talent paid quarterly on earnings on merchandise. The company recently implemented a new travel policy, which pays for talent lodging. The report indicates some talent believe the new travel subsidy is the company trying to “make good” on behind behind on merchandise royalty payments.

>Although IMPACT sources indicate no talent have asked to audit their merchandise records, explanations have reportedly been given to talent on late payments, including sales data issues, as well as personnel changes.
https://heelbynature.com/wrestling-news/impact-wrestling/report-impact-wrestling-sources-respond-to-talent-unhappy-with-late-merchandise-royalty-payments/
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Netjester !AI.skYnEt - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 09:45:22 EST iLikEToleARn No.6294096 Reply
>>6294095
Man ibushi dodged a bullet hit the timer stops when fake NJ ITT.
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Meiko Satomura - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 10:53:56 EST BlrIoG3o No.6294105 Reply
>LA Park is getting a World Championship shot at MLW's first-ever pay-per-view.

>At tonight's War Chamber television tapings, it was announced that LA Park will challenge for Jacob Fatu's World Heavyweight Championship at MLW Saturday Night SuperFight on November 2. The PPV is taking place at Cicero Stadium in Cicero, Illinois.

>In storyline, LA Park is getting the title shot by cashing in the golden ticket that he earned by winning this year's Battle Riot match.

>Fatu became the MLW World Heavyweight Champion by defeating Tom Lawlor at Kings of Colosseum this July. Fatu then retained against Lawlor at MLW's Never Say Never TV tapings, with Fatu getting help from his Contra Unit stablemate Josef Samael.

>Contra Unit (Fatu, Samael, Simon Gotch & Ikuro Kwon) are facing Lawlor, Ross Von Erich, Marshall Von Erich & Low Ki in a War Chamber match at tonight's tapings in North Richland Hills, Texas. That match will air on beIN Sports next Saturday (September 14)
https://www.f4wonline.com/mlw-news/jacob-fatu-vs-la-park-world-title-match-set-mlw-ppv-292001
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Heidenreich - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 10:56:30 EST GUBRhaXT No.6294107 Reply
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Good to see WOH doing so well
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Ultimate Spider Jr. - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:23:23 EST /u2tNAFe No.6294117 Reply
>>6294110
Ah, Thanks.

Also, wasn't there another issue recently with another ref somewhere?
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Hieracon - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:25:27 EST v0UW1WDf No.6294118 Reply
>>6294095
this sounds like a lot of baseless speculation if i gotta be honest
>"yeah sure people backstage are unhappy with payments we dont have any name or proof of this happening but please click our site!"
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Jessica Love - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:35:38 EST 6lubTvqQ No.6294121 Reply
>>6294118
This sounds like damage control from a fanboy if I gotta be honest
>THEY HAVE TO REVEAL THEIR SOURCES, nevermind that journalism doesn't work like that. Or the possibility that their source wanted to remain anonymous to keep their job.
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Hieracon - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:41:49 EST v0UW1WDf No.6294123 Reply
>>6294121
>THEY HAVE TO REVEAL THEIR SOURCES, nevermind that journalism doesn't work like that.
then on the basis of what am i supposed to believe them?
>Or the possibility that their source wanted to remain anonymous to keep their job.
but Kross has revealed that, and it doesn't seem like he's in any danger of getting fired
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Meiko Satomura - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:58:00 EST BlrIoG3o No.6294126 Reply
>>6294121
wrestlers going to the dirtsheets was always the way to put the pressure on the office to fix things, although we didn't hear about the merch royalties thing until after Anthem started paying for hotels and setting up a PWTees shop. Usually those good moves happen *after* the story has gone public.

Also if the locker room wants better merch & lodging deals, they could unionize...
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Jessica Love - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:59:59 EST 6lubTvqQ No.6294127 Reply
>>6294123
>then on the basis of what am i supposed to believe them?
You don't have to believe them, but come on.
A lot of journalism works with anonymous tips. And even when the source is revealed, the story can be bullshit. You see that all the time in sports

>per [foreign source], [big star player] could be looking for a move to [new team]
The idea that revealing a source or naming people would change a skeptical mind is silly.
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Hieracon - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 12:06:17 EST v0UW1WDf No.6294132 Reply
>>6294127
i mean, yeah
but all these things you're explaining here are just reinforcing my motivations for why this sounds like rubbish, tabloid journalists making this kinda headline but not backing it with any concrete source especially for wrestling should always be met with skepticisms
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Kobald - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 12:20:46 EST GXHNtkkw No.6294133 Reply
>>6294132
carnie gossip is carnie gossip
other than a press release about a show airing on tv or something most of it should be taken with varying degrees of salt
enjoy it for gossip but you really shouldn't get too wound up in general about either dirtsheets or carnie ethics
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Rene Dupree - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:02:54 EST mQt21HGJ No.6294145 Reply
>>6294095
>Wrestlezone

HAHAHA! This shit is still around? This is still a website?
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Davey Richards - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:49:22 EST b6Ee22oP No.6294160 Reply
Let's be honest, real news would be Impact wrestlers actually getting paid on time
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Meiko Satomura - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:55:45 EST BlrIoG3o No.6294165 Reply
>>6294160
until this merch rumor got kicked out, anthem has had a good reputation for paying talents on time. the dixie days are over dude, get fresh jokes
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Davey Richards - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 14:28:15 EST b6Ee22oP No.6294171 Reply
>>6294165
It was in the news that YOU just posted
How fresh do you want it
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Rene Dupree - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 18:15:41 EST mQt21HGJ No.6294254 Reply
>>6294250
What does that mean about WWE on FOX? Do that not care that NJPW may be on FOX as well?
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Scott Steiner - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 18:18:56 EST o7tMi7Jn No.6294256 Reply
>>6294250
God it's amazing the reach that ROH TV actually has in real terms, and yet the TV shows themselves are so thoroughly dull and uncaptivating and entirely ineffective at capturing an audience to watch or god forbid go buy a ticket to a show. What a waste of TV reach for a show that nobody could possibly care about nor do they every try to make you care.
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Meiko Satomura - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 18:24:58 EST BlrIoG3o No.6294259 Reply
>>6294254
Fox RSNs are regional sports networks. Different thing than Fox the network.
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Danny Doring - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 19:31:03 EST s2JxQMZc No.6294296 Reply
I like the post show press conferences Khan does. He seems like a cool guy.
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Rick Steiner - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 22:23:34 EST BlrIoG3o No.6294388 Reply
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>Moose has drawn a line and UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar is stepping up to face him THIS SATURDAY at Victory Road!

MOOSE
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 10 Sep 2019 08:35:48 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6294479 Reply
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Here's the lineup announced so far for Death Before Dishonor:

>Matt Taven (c) vs. Rush - ROH World Championship
>The Briscoes (c) vs. Lifeblood (Bandido & Mark Haskins) - ROH World Tag Team Championship
>Shane Taylor (c) vs. Flip Gordon vs. Tracy Williams - ROH World Television Championship
>Kelly Klein (c) vs. Angelina Love - WOH World Championship
>PCO vs. Kenny King - Final Battle No. 1 Contender Tournament First Round Match
>Marty Scurll vs. Colt Cabana - Final Battle No. 1 Contender Tournament First Round Match
>Jay Lethal vs. Jonathan Gresham

Also Jeff Cobb will challenge the winner of Rush vs. Taven for the ROH World title at Honor United: Bolton on October 27.

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 10-09-2019 08:44:50
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The People - Tue, 10 Sep 2019 08:39:13 EST T3pNx6NP No.6294480 Reply
>>6294479
If Rush doesn't end Taven's reign here, I will buy each and every piece of Matt Taven related merch that's actively available.
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Jerry Lynn - Tue, 10 Sep 2019 23:20:46 EST VsqIuhiU No.6294859 Reply
>>6294858
I'm really curious what they would actually consider his "greatest matches" to put on this fucking thing
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The People - Tue, 10 Sep 2019 23:46:16 EST T3pNx6NP No.6294873 Reply
>>6294869
>>6294870
You'd think they couldn't possibly make a shirt worse than the minions one... but they've somehow managed to make two.
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PAC - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:14:14 EST L4YJHN0X No.6294883 Reply
>>6294858
>>6294859
>>6294864
>no tag match vs. Addiction that devolved into a cheat-off

An even bigger waste of printing than expected. That was easily the best match the Taven/Bennett duo ever had!
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The People - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 01:14:14 EST T3pNx6NP No.6294897 Reply
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>Decided to see how much all the taven shirts + beanie + jacket + DVD would cost on the ROH shop
>$299.89
>$436 AUD
Maybe I need to tweak this so it's just the three worst looking shirts plus the DVD, because I may be mad enough to actually come through on this bet but I don't want to give Taven THAT much money. Plus it'd take way longer for me to deliver on it.
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The People - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 03:27:59 EST T3pNx6NP No.6294917 Reply
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Holy fuck. I wanted to see if I could find how much shipping from ROH would be, and this is all the shipping policy page is. The absolute fucking state of this company.
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CRAPCOM !SNGayGTIcE - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 04:07:03 EST oBoI/UZ6 No.6294921 Reply
>>6294917
there's only one cached version of that page on either google or wayback and guess what it 's been displaying since june
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The People - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 05:03:31 EST T3pNx6NP No.6294934 Reply
>>6294933
I needed to know how much all that Taven shit would have costed. I just haven't bothered removing all of it yet.
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Randy Orton - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:15:44 EST BlrIoG3o No.6295074 Reply
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?!
>Irish female star Session Moth Martina has signed a full-time deal with Ring of Honor and will be appearing regularly for the company very shortly. We are told her ROH deal will allow her to continue to work for STARDOM in Japan and work independent dates in Europe.

>Martina is a former ICW Women's Champion and has held the Over the Top Wrestling Women's Championship as well as the OTT Gender Neutral Championship.

>WWE had been pursuing Martina of late, offering her a contract for the NXT UK brand, but Martina turned the deal down, choosing instead to sign with ROH.
PWI
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Brandon Thomaselli - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:21:18 EST ooxghLVe No.6295078 Reply
>>6295074

Why would anyone choose to work with ROH at this point, especially in their dead women's division?
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Taylor Wilde - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:22:46 EST eUhgdd/J No.6295079 Reply
>>6295074
it's like with pco where i'm surprised and a little disappointed. roh is just flat right now.
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Mona - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:32:08 EST gg59Tvah No.6295089 Reply
>>6295074
beour no
ROH is not the place for and your gimmick which focuses the least on in-ring/"workrate". Go to literally any other fed where you can get by on the smoke/mirrors/dancing and character work and can get noticed because you wont be in the black hole of pro wrestling that ROH is now.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:48:32 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6295098 Reply
>>6295074
Well good for her I guess but she'll probably be wasted in ROH like Tenille Dashwood was.

>>6295078
Because if she had signed with WWE as part of NXT UK, she wouldn't be able to work in Stardom and do indie dates in Europe anymore. Impact probably can't afford her and AEW probably didn't have any interest in her so ROH was her best option.

>>6295079
PCO is 51 and as he said, signing with ROH was the best deal he ever got in his career. Can't really turn that down.

>>6295089
ROH's Women of Honor is worse than Impact's Knockouts and WWE and AEW's women's divisions but at least the other promotions would be able to utilize her character better even if they would have to tone it down for television.
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Taylor Wilde - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:57:50 EST eUhgdd/J No.6295103 Reply
>>6295098
>PCO is 51 and as he said, signing with ROH was the best deal he ever got in his career. Can't really turn that down.

yeah, no, i'm not knocking either one of them for going to roh, just saying that in both cases, i as a fan was surprised and disappointed. but yeah everybody go get your money whereever you can, i'll be fine.
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Perry Saturns Hairpiece !!2yqTh/Za - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:09:42 EST aYdd1DeT No.6295109 Reply
>>6295103
At least we can be grateful that PCO isn't languishing in LOLWWE. That's something at least
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Taylor Wilde - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:12:44 EST eUhgdd/J No.6295111 Reply
>>6295109
yeah, every time that doesn't happen it's a win. and i don't even think roh is awful or unwatchable or anything hyperbolic, it's just really flat. they've got the roster and collective know-how to snap out of it, i just hope that's sooner and not later
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Perry Saturns Hairpiece !!2yqTh/Za - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:23:53 EST aYdd1DeT No.6295219 Reply
>>6295111
>it's just really flat
Utah is flat. My current gf is flat. RoH is some new 5th dimension level of flatness. Flatter than printer paper..
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:29:42 EST WLkE4ibQ No.6295226 Reply
>>6295098

Can we say now that the advent of NXT UK has actually *lowered* the chances of UK wrestlers getting on the main WWE roster? Now they have to go through up two steps instead of one when they get signed
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Starman - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:30:23 EST iyeN7oaH No.6295227 Reply
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>>6295219
>did you folks here about how flat ring of honor is? right now roh is so flat...
>how flat is it?
>...roh is so flat it's renaming itself "Tilda Swinton"
>heyooo!
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Vince McMahon - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:43:02 EST U/CNBNgM No.6295304 Reply
>>6295098
Wait, NXT UK names can't work in Stardom anymore? Toni and Xia were just there in July.
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Gerald Brisco - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 22:48:55 EST BlrIoG3o No.6295333 Reply
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There's an "insider" on reditwho has posted 4 threads over the last 2 years with backstage news on Impact: "I've worked in Impact/TNA for a few years I left in May 2016 but still have a lot of contacts in the company. I've lurked here but have never posted and would like to share some of the info that I have gathered about Impact."

Mods had posted: "We've read the OPs message to us and looked into some of his/her claims with our own sources, and they seem to check out for the most part. However, we are still going to say this is an "unverified insider" for please keep that in mind."

They came back tonight:
>Let’s start off with the recent purchase of AXS, Anthem has planned this for awhile and was finally able to pull it off. As for what this means for Impact is still somewhat up in the air, Impact will air on AXS but the date is still not set, I would say it’ll happen in October though.

>With AXS getting Impact we will see Pursuit get a new show from Impact, it’ll be a studio based wrestling show and be able to present new wrestlers that will join Impact.

and hooo boy could you imagine:
>In possible major news Anthem who now owns ROH on HDnet’s video library are in talks to purchase the company. The talks are in the very beginning stage but Sinclair is listening and seems interested. If this was to go through I’d expect Anthem to fold ROH completely and place the entire library on the Impact Plus app. Another thing that has been thrown around would be a Split type situation where Impact and ROH are the same company but ROH will be placed on either AXS or Pursuit (more than likely AXS) as its own show and have Impact guys appear on and off.

Anthem CEO also just did this interview:
>“By no means do we want to stop here. I don’t think we have enough scale. This is a good start, but yes, we are looking for other opportunities.”

>“We want to grow with as much proprietary content as we can. That’s a very important part of our growth plan, owning content. We believe owning the content and putting it on our channels, but also having it on other people’s platforms as well. I call that untethered vertical integration.”
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Sassy Stephie - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:18:33 EST BJn/Wuvj No.6295346 Reply
>>6295333
It's too bad it's a bullshit source because some of this is worth getting excited about.
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Ultimate Spider Jr. - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:27:50 EST E1+Xybxh No.6295350 Reply
>>6295333
>ROH potentially becomes an Impact brand
Nope, can't say I saw that coming
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Charly Malice - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 01:45:22 EST HBLWC/LC No.6295381 Reply
>>6295333
>random plebbit trash

Do we have a source that isn't the ramblings of a deranged cultist?
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Jinsei Shinzaki - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 03:00:48 EST v0UW1WDf No.6295393 Reply
>>6295333
Pursuit getting the spinoff studio show was already part of the plan and there's even a televised pilot to prove that, rest sounds like bullshit
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Jack Korpela - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:35:08 EST yew/U3ux No.6295430 Reply
>>6295428
I wouldn't expect you to even be able to with BlrloG3o's dick in your mouth.
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Jerry Sags - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:43:11 EST nRG5sud/ No.6295431 Reply
>>6295404
smarky wants a threesome with him and pokka but they've got an exclusive thing going based on tna love and won't let him join.
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CM Punk - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 22:50:48 EST BlrIoG3o No.6295739 Reply
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>Dave said matches w/ CMLL talent from the MLW/CRASH show won't air on TV
FUCK
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Masa Takanashi - Sat, 14 Sep 2019 02:51:18 EST cL4SQWKh No.6296022 Reply
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remember when devon ate zelina vega's pussy on impact
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Farooq - Sat, 14 Sep 2019 11:48:06 EST WuGJ2oLB No.6296096 Reply
>>6295333
ROH might be in dire straights but it's just hilarious the lengths the owl men go just to get people to work with Impact.
> Buy AXS so they can put Impact on their station as they wouldn't do it before
> Look at buying ROH so they can get NJPW to work with Impact...except it will likely backfire hard and be the reason New Japan finally agrees to work with AEW
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Rhett Titus - Sat, 14 Sep 2019 12:21:24 EST BlrIoG3o No.6296108 Reply
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>>6296102
well he did make his own channel that he could put wrestlemania on (and summerslam. and the royal rumble. and wcw. and ecw. and his own cartoons. and his own talk shows. and his own hidden camera comedies. ) oh yeah and he did make his own movie studio. and his own football league (twice).
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Trytan - Sat, 14 Sep 2019 21:26:35 EST BlrIoG3o No.6296258 Reply
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even with jimmy, this should be fun as hell
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Albert - Sat, 14 Sep 2019 22:11:10 EST GXHNtkkw No.6296264 Reply
>>6296260
Dr Wagner Jr plus (we really hope the visas come through for Hijo Wagner jr and Galeno del Mal)
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The Blue Meanie - Sat, 14 Sep 2019 23:12:52 EST kC6+uyUJ No.6296291 Reply
>>6296264
inb4 they don't and Wagner ends up having to team with Shark Boy and Johnny Devine
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Albert - Sun, 15 Sep 2019 00:50:20 EST GXHNtkkw No.6296305 Reply
>>6296291
Shark Boy x Any Lucha Legend is a fucking great thing as far as I'm concerned
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Mr. Anderson - Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:09:45 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6296949 Reply
>The November 20 AEW TNT episode has been announced for the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indianapolis State Fair.
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Ron Garvin - Mon, 16 Sep 2019 22:09:03 EST L4YJHN0X No.6297200 Reply
>>6296921
Maybe he got some residuals from teaming with Keith Lee?
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John Laurinaitis - Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:44:12 EST 6M08qjei No.6297587 Reply
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>here's your tag division bro
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The People - Tue, 17 Sep 2019 21:11:12 EST DIKFKCIe No.6297598 Reply
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>>6297587
>Boy and His Dinosaur likely losing to Lucha Bros
>Resulting in yet another Lucha Bros/Young Bucks match
Please don't let this happen.
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Melina - Tue, 17 Sep 2019 21:18:53 EST CXBa0qkv No.6297604 Reply
>>6297587
Having Young Bucks/Lucha Bros and Dark Order/Best Friends on the same side of the bracket is very odd
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Ernesto Osiris - Tue, 17 Sep 2019 21:35:35 EST GXHNtkkw No.6297616 Reply
At least it means the finals won't be lbyb522532
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Shark GIrl (Male) - Tue, 17 Sep 2019 21:38:56 EST vy/ntJ8q No.6297619 Reply
>>6297587
>We're going to get the Bucks vs the Lucha Bros again
>We're going to get Best Friends vs Dark Order again
Please can we at least have the Dark Order job their match
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KC Cloudy Day - Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:58:14 EST BlrIoG3o No.6297768 Reply
>Ed Nordholm and Scott D'Amore were at last night's WOW, Women of Wrestling TV taping in Hollywood. Nordholm was seen in the crowd while D'Amore was in the production truck. There will be another WOW taping tonight at the Belasco Theater.

>For those who have asked why Impact didn't immediately shift over to AXS TV, we are told that they are finishing commitments to the Pursuit Channel. AXS TV's social media is already heavily pushing Impact's forthcoming debut.

>There will be a Fight Network documentary on Ken Shamrock forthcoming.
>Ken Shamrock will be presenting a bare knuckle fighting tournament, Valor Bare Knuckle on 9/21 as a PPV on FITE.TV.

>For those who asked, there have been no new developments in the Jeff Jarrett/Global Force vs. Anthem lawsuit over the last month.

>It was announced yesterday that Anthem Sports & Entertainment has hired Randy Brown as Senior Vice President of Distribution and Peter Cohen at Senior Vice President, Programming Strategy & Content Development. Both had been working as strategic advisors for the company. Brown had previously worked with ESPN, among other companies. Cohen has worked for HBO, MTV and Much Music in the past.

>Next month's Bound for Glory weekend will feature four events:
>Friday 10/18, Impact will run Palais Royale in South Bend, Indiana. The show will be headlined by Michael Elgin & The North vs. Naomichi Marufuji & Rhino & Rob Van Dam plus Tessa Blanchard, Sami Callihan and Impact Champion Brian Cage appearing.
>Our friends at Pro Wrestling Tees will be hosting an Impact Wrestling signing event on Saturday 10/19 at 11 AM with The North, Brian Cage, Sami Callihan, Tessa Blanchard, Jordynne Grace, Rhino and Melissa Callihan appearing. The event is $120, which gets you a signed 8x10 of each talent, photo ops with the talents (three talents per photo) and a special Impact t-shirt that will be exclusive and branded to Chicago.
>Saturday 10/19, Impact will run 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park, IL in conjunction with Warrior Wrestling and Zelo Pro Wrestling with Impact talents facing the top local independent stars.
>Sunday 10/20 will be Bound for Glory itself, which features the following updated lineup: Impact Champion Brian Cage vs. Sami Callihan, Moose vs. Ken Shamrock, Michael Elgin vs. Naomichi Marufuji, The Rascalz vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. and two partners to be announced.

> New Japan Pro Wrestling and WOW, Women of Wrestling will not air on AXS TV this Saturday 9/21. The two series will be preempted due to the cable network's broadcast of the 2019 Farm Aid concert. WOW and New Japan will return on 9/28.

>In responding to a PWInsider.com inquiry about the future of New Japan and WOW on AXS TV, Ed Nordholm sent the following statement:
“Anthem has been public that it has not made any decisions regarding current programming. We have been long-time broadcast partners with TV Asahi for NJPW at Fight Network and hope to build on that relationship. We are in the middle of a season with WOW and about to tape another series of episodes, so no reason to make any decisions there in the short term. We’re looking forward to getting to know them better.”
spyware insider
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Little Egypt - Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:27:28 EST ooxghLVe No.6298349 Reply
I really want AEW to be a success but find it difficult to get past the fact that Brandi is in such a prominent position of power due to such transparent nepotism. Surprised they haven't been called out for it as well by this point.
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:38:09 EST 2DXoWlEJ No.6298352 Reply
>>6298349
I mean, the whole organisational logic of AEW is that Jericho, Omega, Bucks, Cody and Brandi are in privileged positions of power compared to the other wrestlers. Don't just single out Brandi here, it's an organisation built on cronyism.

Remember the bad old days of Taker in WWF acting as king of the lockerroom? Now imagine that instead of one person, it's 6 people you have to walk on eggshells around. Sure, everyone will say to the media that the locker room is great and "we're all having fun", but you think Matt Jackson doesn't have the power to get someone fired if they mock his hairline? I don't think it will come out for a long time, but AEW seems like a recipe for resentment and general snitching and bitchyness
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Scotty Vortekz - Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:49:02 EST X76P3jS1 No.6298359 Reply
>>6298352
>you think Matt Jackson doesn't have the power to get someone fired if they mock his hairline?
Imagine projecting your own petty insecurity this hard like this
lmfao
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Little Egypt - Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:02:26 EST ooxghLVe No.6298366 Reply
>>6298352
>>6298353

Framing it as sexist thing is a bit reductive. The actual wrestlers like Cody, Bucks, Omega and Jericho have a proven track record as wrestlers and self starting entrepreneurs. Brandi has always jsut been there hanging on to Cody, she was a ring announcer a few years ago and there's no evidence she has the knowledge or skill to be at the head of the women's division. Happy to actually have a discussion about without bad faith "they hate women" bad faith arguments.
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Xavier - Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:15:32 EST 4whUyJgM No.6298373 Reply
>>6298338
this reminds me of those WWE kids shirts/posters where you can determine at a glance who the company feefs are most important

by that metric the joshis aren't important but Nyla is
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Mochi Miyagi - Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:46:54 EST JM5KOkuQ No.6298412 Reply
>>6298364
wet back to his safe zone because someone called him a transvestite
on the internet
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Brooke Tessmacher - Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:36:07 EST BlrIoG3o No.6298506 Reply
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you have my attention ROH
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:35:30 EST 0IxTp/JR No.6298543 Reply
I guess Shane Taylor left ROH to now start his own agency?

>After an emotional week, here’s the OFFICIAL MISSION STATEMENT from Shane Taylor Promotions.

>“Shane Taylor Promotions is going to be a company dedicated to promoting and advertising the hottest professional wrestling talents in the world, with the Ring of Honor World Television Champion at the forefront.

>We’re currently in contact with numerous wrestling companies, in regards to partnership one of which is Ring of Honor.

>While I’m incredibly humbled by the support over these past few days, Shane Taylor Promotions is about me, my legacy, my mark on this sport and being the biggest star that I can possibly be. It’s about highlighting my accomplishments, and using my platform to its fullest capability to make myself more than just a professional wrestler.

>Ring of Honor took a chance on me when nobody else would. The talent they’ve done that for reads like a who’s who list. Ring of Honor has the best wrestlers and the best competition in the world, they have a legacy and reputation that are unparalleled that’s evident when you look at the stars in other major companies.

>I don’t believe Ring of Honor officials expected me to rise to the very top of the company and outgrow the expectations and platform they had for me, but now that I have, I need a company that’s big enough and willing to facilitate what THIS star truly deserves.

>So it’s because of that loyalty, that opportunity, and Ring Of Honor’s original belief in me that Ring of Honor will have the first opportunity to negotiate with Shane Taylor Promotions on a new deal, that gives myself and others the platform, and the opportunities needed to shine.”

>More details coming soon…

>#Ownership #Entrepeneur #GetYourOwn
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Brooke Tessmacher - Fri, 20 Sep 2019 08:36:13 EST BlrIoG3o No.6298616 Reply
>>6298543
It's a work


>So it’s because of that loyalty, that opportunity, and Ring Of Honor’s original belief in me that Ring of Honor will have the first opportunity to negotiate with Shane Taylor Promotions on a new deal, that gives myself and others the platform, and the opportunities needed to shine.”
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Brooke Tessmacher - Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:23:57 EST BlrIoG3o No.6298673 Reply
MLW:
>MLW issued a press release to announce that Dominic Garrini has signed a multi-year deal with the company.

>The 11/2 Saturday Night Super Fight PPV has been priced at $19.99. It will be headlined by Jacob Fatu vs. LA Park for the MLW title.

>The promotion will hold Fightland 2020 on 2/1. No location has been announced as of yet.

>There's talk of adding additional announcers to the company.
***
Impact:
>Chicago's HEMI will have a live musical performance at the 10/19 event in Merrionette Park, IL the night before the Bound for Glory PPV.

>There's been no movement yet on a Johnny Impact return to the company.
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Scott Parker - Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:37:34 EST 6lubTvqQ No.6298780 Reply
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>>6298769
>an article that's a long way to say LOLTNA
>Moose denying the grim realities of Impact yet again
Welp, I expect this thread to turn to shit here

Bix has points, but he's an undeniable sperg...and on the other hand, Moose is a notorious bootlicker. And before anyone says Moose is being a "company guy" there's a difference between that and being so far in denial that you get mad at any critic of your promotion.

Also, DAMN, Moose is going in dry
https://archive.is/KWNSx
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:57:33 EST /apWdo2f No.6298787 Reply
>>6298780
the article makes some good points, but there's also quite a fair bit of guessing and assumption too.
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:01:50 EST /apWdo2f No.6298789 Reply
>>6298788
can someone explain what the deal is with Moose's DV thing? Was he ever prosecuted? Also some people are saying he was acting in self defence?

seems shitty of Bixenspan to bring it up
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Lance Cade - Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:49:57 EST ykkhl/vg No.6298803 Reply
>>6298789
Bix is just 'that guy', has that lawyer-esque mentality of gathering every minute detail of every event and every potential wrongdoing you've ever committed so he can use it against you should you ever 'come for him'. From a wrestling history perspective, that's useful, he can write decent retrospective articles if he cares to, but these are people's real lives and jobs he's constantly trying to ruin in real time. Comes across as such a pathetic little man at times like these.
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JV Rich - Fri, 20 Sep 2019 19:05:17 EST mNa1Ns6I No.6298811 Reply
>>6298803
>gathering every minute detail of every event and every potential wrongdoing you've ever committed so he can use it

don't care about the guy one way or another, but that is the job of any journalist in any field and they've got to be dispassionate about whether or not it'll ruin the subject. dunno anything about the timing of the release so if he's doing it in retaliation that's kinda fucked up, but it doesn't change the facts.
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Lady Apache - Sat, 21 Sep 2019 00:44:51 EST BlrIoG3o No.6298886 Reply
>>6298838
Gossip can be true. Box didn't use it to raise awareness regarding a serious issue, he used it for a Twitter dunk
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Shane Storm - Sat, 21 Sep 2019 01:05:04 EST GXHNtkkw No.6298892 Reply
>>6298886
yeah as far as I've ever seen it used "gossip" is more about the manner of the info's sourcing and the intent and means of spreading it
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Dude Love - Sat, 21 Sep 2019 11:32:56 EST +YLUsGZX No.6298990 Reply
>>6298789
>some people are saying he was acting in self defence?
Jesus fucking Christ
TNA fans are insane with the levels they will reach to defend their "team" guys
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Tyler Black - Mon, 23 Sep 2019 20:08:05 EST BlrIoG3o No.6299731 Reply
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Turner, AEW in Talks to Launch Companion Studio Series for ‘Dynamite’ Debut – or ‘Shortly Thereafter’ (Exclusive)
https://www.thewrap.com/aew-companion-studio-series-all-elite-wrestling-dynamite-br-live-tnt/
>Professional wrestling fans can’t seem to get enough content these days [citation needed], and Turner and AEW are more than happy to feed the beast.

>Brett Weitz, the general manager of TNT, TBS and truTV, told TheWrap that his company and All Elite Wrestling are “talking about” doing a studio show together. That would be in addition to their two-hour weekly partnership for wrestling series “Dynamite,” which launches next Wednesday.

>“We are talking about it,” Weitz said when we specifically asked if there could be “a possible studio show as a companion [series]” for “Dynamite.” “I don’t know if you’ve met Tony Khan, but he’s not short of ideas — or passion,” he continued. “So there is a world where we’re thinking about ‘Where does something like that live?’ Knowing full well that within the WarnerMedia ecosystem we have B/R Live, we’ve got all these different components at our disposal.”

>“The more content for these fans the better, and we would love to figure out what something like that looks like,” he said.

>So would we. And so might a curious WWE, which in April announced it would be launching a studio show on Fox Sports’ FS1 this fall. The Tuesday night cable series will serve as a companion show — of sorts — for Fox broadcast network’s new jewel, “Friday Night SmackDown,” which launches next Friday.

>The FS1 studio show will also cover “Raw,” which continues to air on TNT’s key competitor USA Network.

>We are still awaiting a launch date, title and talent for WWE’s FS1 studio show. According to website The Big Lead, the Fox Sports 1 show has the working title “WWE Backstage” and is slotted for a Nov. 5 launch. That gives AEW and TNT about a month to beat it to market.

>Such payback would probably feel pretty sweet after WWE moved its minor-league wrestling series “NXT” to TNT competitor USA Network, occupying the same exact time slot that All Elite Wrestling had previously announced for its then-untitled “Dynamite.” WWE rushed “NXT” (which had been a Wednesday show airing in the same time slot on WWE Network) to cable two weeks ahead of AEW’s debut, technically planting its flag on linear TV first.

>TheWrap attempted to reach WWE and Fox Sports reps for comment on The Big Lead’s story, but we did not immediately hear back.

>Others have reported AEW’s desire to add a third hour of programming on Turner platforms. Earlier this month, All Elite Wrestling co-founder and star wrestler Cody Rhodes told IGN that they were considering a third hour of content, though most wrestling blogs and fans took his comments to mean the extra time would be more in-ring action.

>“It may not happen on October 2, which is what we’re all kind of gunning towards, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was something that [launched] shortly thereafter,” Weitz said of the potential companion series. “We’re thinking about it for sure.”
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Naomi - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 04:47:42 EST 6XgE3UMX No.6299922 Reply
>>6298990
its basically just that tho

>SUWANEE - Police arrested an Atlanta Falcons offensive player this week on battery charges after he allegedly roughed up his wife and spat in her face.

>The tussle, which spanned the couple's Suwanee home, began when Quinn Ojinnaka's wife "approached him about a female on Facebook," according to a Gwinnett police report.

>Arrested Tuesday night, Ojinnaka, 25, is charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor. He posted $2,400 bond and was released from the Gwinnett County Jail hours later.

>Police responded to the domestic dispute call at Ojinnaka's Blue Pointe Court residence about 9 p.m.

>The 6-foot, 6-inch offensive tackle told police he'd settled down to watch the Cleveland-Orlando NBA playoff game about 8 p.m. when his wife approached him about the online acquaintance. When he ignored her, she unplugged the television to get his attention, and he became angry, the police report says.

>The couple's accounts of what happened from that point differ.

>Ojinnaka claims he "grabbed her and put her outside" twice, until she went for a walk. The argument later continued upstairs, where he said his wife tried to stab him with a pen, which prompted him to spit in her face, the report says.

>Ojinnaka's wife, Ebony, told police her husband threw her on some stairs, then tossed her out of the house twice. She claims he verbally assaulted her and grabbed her by the neck before spitting in her face, the reports says.

>Quinn Ojinnaka denied putting his hands around his wife's neck.

>"Neither person had visible injuries or complained of any injuries," an officer wrote. "All medical assistance was refused."

MOOSE very clearly a low iq individual with little self control and bad taste in women, but not a wife beater

Bix definitely knew this, he was the one being provoked so i cant blame him too much for bringing up an half truth for banters but since Moose was mad about Bix making an article of half truths to begin with i'll have to side with Moose on this one

Bix is a disgusting looking individual
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Bastion Booger - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 05:28:40 EST 8xUvQF3I No.6299941 Reply
>>6299922
If you really want to hoist Bix by his own petard, bring up how he used the serious issue of domestic violence to make a flippant point score. He tried to backtrack on twitter about this and claim that he brought it up in order to make a point about Moose's personality.

I'm not even one of those "I hate S.J.W." types. I think racism is still really prevalent, but Bixenspan is one of those people who use the language of that community to further no one but themselves
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Tyler Black - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 09:02:05 EST BlrIoG3o No.6299967 Reply
>>6299941
actually if you *really* want to hoist Bix on his own petard, you call him out of his fanboyism of GCW and his refusal to comment/call them out for continuing to book Teddy Hart, Shlak and Rich Swann.

For the record, I don't care, you don't need to argue second chances with me. I'm just saying they all have records as bad or worse than Moose's and yet Bix loves going to their shows, live tweeting his experience and playing along with Brett Lauderdale on twitter.
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Tyler Black - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 09:04:15 EST BlrIoG3o No.6299969 Reply
>There should be an announcement within the next two days about Impact Wrestling's official debut on AXS TV. AXS has moved Dan Rather's program from Tuesday to Wednesday nights, so the smart betting is on Impact landing on Tuesdays at 8 PM Eastern. We are told that while the Impact weekly series will not debut on AXS TV until after Bound for Glory, you can expect Impact programming on the network much earlier in October. Scott D'Amore and Josh Matthews were filming wrap-arounds for that programming in Los Angeles last week.

>John Pollock of POSTWrestling.com reported this evening that Impact Wrestling’s Vice President of Production Kevin Sullivan will be leaving the company. Pollock reported that the belief is that Sullivan will be leaving for All Elite Wrestling. PWInsider.com can confirm that Sullivan is AEW bound, as is Jim Morris, who worked closely with Sullivan on Impact's production end. Sullivan had been doing work for AEW even prior to their debut PPV and internally within Impact, it was not a huge shock when he gave notice. We are told that those leaving (there are a few other production types also departing Impact for AEW, but we have yet not confirmed names) will be closing out their responsibilities with Impact and that the company already has a transition team in place. The plan is to still house TV production out of Nashville going forward. Sullivan has previously worked for WWE, DirecTV and FOX Sports as a Producer. This will be the end of his second tenure with Impact, as he returned to the company as part of Jeff Jarrett's team after Anthem took over Impact from Dixie Carter. Sullivan had also been working as a Producer for BELLATOR. There's no word if his tenure there will be ending.
spyware insider
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Hector Guerrero - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 09:11:21 EST hfWlpRie No.6299970 Reply
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Lotta wrestling next week, y'all. Strap in.
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Tyler Black - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 09:20:51 EST BlrIoG3o No.6299974 Reply
>>6299970
holy shit

>Leading up to the debut of its flagship weekly show IMPACT! on October 29, AXS TV will showcase IMPACT Wrestling’s critically acclaimed pay-per-view events of 2019, broadcasting each of Homecoming (October 1), Rebellion (October 8) and Slammiversary XVII (October 15) in their entirety and hosted by Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore and the voice of IMPACT Wrestling Josh Mathews.
https://impactwrestling.com/axs-tv-launches-impact-wrestling-tuesday-nights-at-8pe5pp/

>Impact will debut in the time slot starting on Tuesday, October 22nd with a preview special with Tuesday, October 29th as their official launch date. The preview special will recap the October 20th Bound For Glory pay-per-view, preview the weekly series, as well as air non-televised matches from BFG.
https://www.f4wonline.com/tna-news/impact-wrestling-moving-tuesdays-axs-tv-293086
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Tyler Black - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 09:38:15 EST BlrIoG3o No.6299979 Reply
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>>6299974
>yeah they got a better channel and yeah they got a better timeslot and yeah they're doing a smart marketing campaign and yeah they're giving away their best reviewed shows of the year to their largest audience of the year but... i've been le burned too many times
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 09:39:55 EST 3+RfuAYB No.6299982 Reply
>>6299979
you just know that when they show starts on october 29 there will be people watching for the first slip up so they can loudly declare LOLTNA and go back to crywanking over wwe
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Naomi - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 09:56:42 EST 6XgE3UMX No.6299988 Reply
>>6299982
lmao i remember a few days ago a guy here started sperging everywhere about Impact having a fat couple wrestle and that was enough for him to tune out
its not that Impact is a perfect show that can do no wrong or anything, its that the people that are vocal about them dont actually watch the shows
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Tyler Black - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 09:57:33 EST BlrIoG3o No.6299989 Reply
>>6299988
>Nino Hamburguesa and Big Mami
> a fat couple
lol that guy was 100% pleb
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Kevin Sullivan - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 10:56:18 EST g0JhSpRF No.6300012 Reply
>>6299988
I remember him, he was sperging the same shit on taima too.
good news, can't wait for BFG.
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Bully Ray - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:05:48 EST WuGJ2oLB No.6300015 Reply
>>6299974
Presumably the PPVs would be edited down to fit a two hour slot? Unless they're letting them broadcast in full? Nice idea though, gets people hooked in again.

> the voice of IMPACT Wrestling Josh Mathews
If only they could just find a better announcer already, it's been nearly five years now.
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Tyler Black - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:29:11 EST BlrIoG3o No.6300023 Reply
>>6300015
>Unless they're letting them broadcast in full?
i think thats the plan, they own the network, what else do they have to air?

>If only they could just find a better announcer already, it's been nearly five years now.
he's honestly improved a lot working with Callis. He's made good calls, cracked a few good jokes and he clearly busts his ass behind the scenes. Those years under Big John Gaburick & Dixie Carter were terrible but its like defining Tony Schiavone's legacy by 99-01 WCW
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Colonel DeBeers - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:41:17 EST CXBa0qkv No.6300026 Reply
>>6299970
honestly really curious the kinds of reactions we'll see now that some people somewhere might actually be watching this show
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Tony Garea - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:46:23 EST 6hlPiuAq No.6300030 Reply
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>SAN ANTONIO SHOW MOVED TO HISTORIC AZTEC THEATRE ON NOV. 10

>There’s a new date and venue for ROH’s return to San Antonio. The company is pleased to announce that Night 2 of Survival of the Fittest will take place on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the historic Aztec Theatre.

>Tickets for the event go on sale this Wednesday, October 2 at 10 a.m. Central for HonorClub members and Friday, October 4 at 10 a.m. Central for the general public.

>The show will feature the finals of the Survival of the Fittest tournament, the winner of which will receive a future shot at the ROH World Championship. Past winners of the prestigious tournament include the likes of Marty Scurll, Jay Lethal, Bryan Danielson, Tyler Black, Adam Cole and Roderick Strong.

>This will be ROH’s second time at the beautiful Aztec Theatre, which opened in 1926 as one of the most decorative motion picture palaces in the country. Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Aztec Theatre is considered a Meso-American architectural work of art.

>From its stunning lobby and mezzanine to the glorious theatre and balcony, the Aztec Theatre is an experience unlike any other. It’s fitting that the theatre should host ROH, a pro wrestling experience unlike any other featuring the best wrestlers on the planet!

>ROH PRESENTS SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST NIGHT 2
>SUNDAY, NOV. 10
>THE AZTEC THEATRE
>BELL TIME: 7:00
>DOORS AND MEET AND GREETS 5:30
>104 N ST MARYS ST
>SAN ANTONIO, TX 78205

I assume this is moving to a smaller venue due to poor ticket sales?
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Tyler Black - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:08:27 EST BlrIoG3o No.6300152 Reply
>>6299969
>The current plan is to provide some sort of Impact Wrestling programming on The Pursuit Channel going forward, but nothing has been confirmed in terms of those plans.

>Nolan Edwards, an independent wrestler from Tenneseee, has been hired to join the company's production team. On his Facebook page, Edwards wrote, "Over the past month I’ve had an amazing experience going to Las Vegas one weekend and Oklahoma City the next for IMPACT Wrestling. Now it looks like today on only 2 days notice I’ve packed up everything I own into my truck and I’m heading down to Nashville for the time being to take on a roll with the Impact Wrestling Production Team following our deal with AXS TV. It’s going to be hard leaving the school in Windsor where all of my closest friends are. As I was leaving yesterday I got a little emotional when I realized that I’m going to be going to a new school and new shows when I feel like Windsor made me truly feel like a pro wrestler for the first time. But here we go, to more experience and the opportunity of a life time."

>There's been a number of former production employees who have reached out to the company in the last 24 hours offering their assistance if needed in the wake of the departures of Kevin Sullivan, Jim Morris and others who are AEW-bound.
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Pat Patterson - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:56:54 EST fK4x0NPt No.6300184 Reply
>>6300174
Oh. Right. Ok.

Whoa, this dude did the Wrestlemania 2000 game commercial? And WWF PPV ads?

His voice (assuming that's him) is super recognizable listening to the clips he's posted.
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Johnny Curtis - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 19:13:58 EST Ybchf0OF No.6300214 Reply
>>6300174

Is this the same Kevin Sullivan that writes for Nickelodeon shows?
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Tyler Black - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 19:15:14 EST BlrIoG3o No.6300217 Reply
>>6300209
which one? there are 3

There's Kevin Sullivan, the author of wrestling books: https://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Sullivan/e/B001HPE8Z0/

Kevin Sullivan, former TV director for TNA then Global Force then Impact and now AEW

And there's the Taskmaster. Last thing he was involved with was MLW TV last year managing Pillman Jr before Brian turned on him
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Bully Ray - Tue, 24 Sep 2019 19:46:20 EST WuGJ2oLB No.6300246 Reply
>>6299969
Hopefully the production doesn't get sloppy again for Impact. I thought Sullivan already left though but it was going to happen anyway, AEW has greater demand.
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C. Red - Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:15:48 EST BlrIoG3o No.6300440 Reply
yikes
>All Elite Wrestling has raided the production team of Impact Wrestling, SEScoops has learned.

>Impact has been outsourcing the majority of its production work to Kevin Sullivan’s KevinSully TV, a company based out of Nashville. Over the weekend, KSTV cut a deal with AEW and will be working directly with AEW lead producer Keith Mitchell.

>The mass exodus of virtually its entire production division has left Impact scrambling. Impact was blindsided over the weekend when the Sullivan group notified them the working relationship was over effective immediately.

>KSTV tried to secure a contract with Anthem, which would have given them a sense of stability. That never came to fruition, which understandably led to some uncertainty and left the door open for AEW to swoop in.

>Impact is trying to spin the situation as if AEW only took one person, but that is not the case. Kevin Sullivan TV is composed of editors, graphic artists, sound engineers, video producers, voiceovers studios and more. They assembled all of Impacts weekly programming for domestic and international.

>Over the past couple days, Impact hired a local Tennessee producer to handle the work of several people while it regroups from this latest setback.

>One source who we spoke with about this story called it a “huge strategic move” by AEW and “crippling” to Impact ahead of their move to AXS TV in late October.

>The situation is not without some irony, as it relates to the business practices of Impact and (parent company) Anthem Sports & Entertainment. Following Anthem’s recent purchase of AXS TV, they immediately gutted the production staff of AXS TV’s offices in Dallas and Colorado. Many very talented production people were pushed out of their jobs. Now, Impact finds itself badly in need of very talented production people.
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Big E Langston - Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:21:02 EST ykkhl/vg No.6300442 Reply
>>6300440
While this is a dick move, Impact's production of late shits all over AEW's in every conceivable way. Just getting somebody onboard who knows how to shoot a match should be a huge benefit.
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Generalissimo Takada - Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:22:06 EST JvClmjDH No.6300443 Reply
>>6300440
>KSTV tried to secure a contract with Anthem, which would have given them a sense of stability. That never came to fruition, which understandably led to some uncertainty and left the door open for AEW to swoop in.

Sounds like Anthem/Impact knew exactly what risk they were putting themselves in. If you look at Sullivan's site he's been doing work with AEW since it started. He wanted an exclusive contract, went to Impact first, didn't get it, moved on.

>One source who we spoke with about this story called it a “huge strategic move” by AEW and “crippling” to Impact ahead of their move to AXS TV in late October.

is the source Don? Jeez.

Sucks though. Hopefully they can get a good/stable crew and lock them down.
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C. Red - Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:29:25 EST BlrIoG3o No.6300445 Reply
>>6300443
>>6300442
Yeah if you look at Anthem's MO, they are pretty thrifty.
The Fight Network doesn't do original broadcasts of MMA, they just air it from the UK/Europe. So thats why they laid off AXS's in-house MMA production team.

When they bought TNA, they let go of all the contracted refs & production people and went with freelancers. They told EC3, James Storm, etc that they weren't going to renew their guaranteed Dixie money.

On one hand, you can't spend money you don't have. There's nothing wrong with keeping the OGz or Jordynne Grace freelance for a few months. On the other hand, AEW has changed everything and no one can really afford to stay freelance cause AEW will grab you or WWE will grab you so AEW doesn't have you.
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Hikari Minami - Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:46:46 EST b6Ee22oP No.6300451 Reply
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>>6300440
>Anthem fucks the AXS TV production team and pushes them out of work
>Impact refuses to sign their production team to a contract
>AEW signs Impact's production team to a contract
>Impact has no production team now
>Impact is trying to spin the situation as if AEW only took one person
>Impact has to hire some local tv people who probably do public access

This company constantly fucking up will never not be hilarious
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Husky Harris - Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:47:01 EST f57uQJRi No.6300452 Reply
>>6300443
As long as Impact has good on-screen talent and can keep a good editing staff (the part that's saved the company so long), they'll be fine. Let the "big" players keep poaching, there's more fish in the sea. Just ask Shark Boy.
Shell yeah.
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C. Red - Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:49:35 EST BlrIoG3o No.6300453 Reply
>>6300451
>Impact refuses to sign their production team to a contract
this would imply Impact had the money to sign them to a contract but chose not to.

Its far more likely that Impact, like everything else in Anthem's empire, had to be in penny-pinching mode, so they could buy AXS.
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C. Red - Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:00:35 EST BlrIoG3o No.6300455 Reply
>>6300440
just an fyi, its worth comparing SEScoops to PWinsider

>internally within Impact, it was not a huge shock when he gave notice. We are told that those leaving (there are a few other production types also departing Impact for AEW, but we have yet not confirmed names) will be closing out their responsibilities with Impact and that the company already has a transition team in place. >>6299969
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Val Venis - Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:49:35 EST WuGJ2oLB No.6300464 Reply
>>6300440
LOLTNA at its finest. They really should have kept the AXS production guys and assigned them to Impact since AEW were going to need their producers to work solely on their stuff considering the heavy schedule.

Here's hoping shit doesn't get back to the horrible production Impact had in 2015. That shit was really bad, complete with horrible "nobody's here" lighting.
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Richie Steamboat - Wed, 25 Sep 2019 15:28:44 EST jEGuiRVR No.6300476 Reply
>>6300451
And yet none of this will matter because they'll just hire another production team. It's not like there's a shortage of production companies.
Pretty sure TNA have lost this type of personnel in the past and absolutely nothing changed. They lost freaking Borash and Abyss and they were fine.

You gonna be one of them niggas that runs to tell everyone 'HAHAHA told you so! LOLTNA' when TNA does eventually die in 2040.