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Non-WWE Major Promotions General Thread #13: Almost Back to Business Edition

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!lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 13 Jul 2020 12:56:44 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6418886
File: 1594659404347.jpg -(68743B / 67.13KB, 381x1117) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Non-WWE Major Promotions General Thread #13: Almost Back to Business Edition
Continuing from the last thread >>6352101

This thread is for general discussion of AEW, Impact, MLW, NWA and ROH, which are the five major non-WWE promotions in the United States and Canada that have national weekly online and television shows as well as streaming and PPV deals.

>MLW Underground and Pulp Fusion (since Fusion is on hiatus) both air on Mondays at 7pm EDT / 12am BST in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo. Replays air on Tuesdays at 11:30am EDT / 4:30am BST in /wooo/tube.
>United Wrestling Network's Primetime Live (since NWA Powerrr is on hiatus) airs on Tuesdays at 9pm EDT / 2am BST in /wooo/tube 2 - http://taima.tv/r/wooo2. Replays air on Wednesdays at 4pm EDT / 9pm BST in /wooo/tube 2.
>Impact! airs on Tuesdays at 8pm EDT / 1am BST in /wooo/tube. Replays air on Wednesdays at 12:30pm EDT / 5:30pm BST in /wooo/tube.
>Impact Xplosion also airs on Tuesdays before Impact! at 7:50pm EDT / 12:50am BST in /wooo/tube. Replays air on Wednesdays at 12:20pm EDT / 5:20pm BST in /wooo/tube.
>Impact After Shock also airs on Tuesdays after Impact! at 10pm EDT / 3am BST in /wooo/tube. Replays on Wednesdays at 2pm EDT / 7pm BST in /wooo/tube.
>ROH Wrestling airs on Tuesdays at 10:30pm EDT / 3:30am BST in /wooo/tube. Replays air on Wednesdays at 11:30am EDT / 4:30pm BST in /wooo/tube.
>AEW Dark airs on Tuesdays at 7pm EDT / 12am BST in /wooo/tube 2 - http://taima.tv/r/wooo2. Replays air on Wednesdays at 6:30pm EDT / 11:30pm BST in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo and /wooo/alt - http://taima.tv/r/woooalt.
>AEW Dynamite airs on Wednesdays at 8pm EDT / 1am BST in /wooo/tube and /wooo/alt. Replays air on Thursdays at 2pm EDT / 7pm BST in /wooo/tube.
>AEW, Impact, MLW, NWA, and ROH live 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

>National Wrestling Alliance
https://www.nationalwrestlingalliance.com/
https://twitter.com/NWA
https://www.instagram.com/nwa/
https://www.facebook.com/NWA
https://www.youtube.com/nwa
https://www.nationalwrestlingalliance.com/shop

>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 21-09-2020 12:39:39
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:16:37 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6418897 Reply
>>6418890
We could probably use this for the OP in the next general.
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Tyler Reks - Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:12:51 EST m4+LUfS2 No.6418921 Reply
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Rhino vs Hernandez has been going on and on and on on twiter

https://twitter.com/IMPACTWRESTLING/status/1280691541544259584?s=20
https://twitter.com/IMPACTWRESTLING/status/1281256806006894592?s=20
https://twitter.com/IMPACTWRESTLING/status/1281619188847710212?s=20
https://twitter.com/IMPACTWRESTLING/status/1281982346229497856?s=20
https://twitter.com/IMPACTWRESTLING/status/1282343968659738624?s=20
https://twitter.com/IMPACTWRESTLING/status/1282706358609969153?s=20
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Bob Sapp - Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:29:58 EST VYMa2VAM No.6418996 Reply
Slammiversary is gonna have spanish commentary
when was the last time this happened for a TNA/Impact PPV?
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:05:43 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6419555 Reply
Contract news from NWA and ROH:

>As previously reported, Ricky Starks is no longer a part of the NWA and Zicky Dice is believed to be on his way out, although his release hasn’t been finalized yet.

>Fightful Select reports that Starks passed on a new contract offer of $1,000 a month before eventually departing. Dice, meanwhile, was offered $250 a month at one point and passed on it. While he did sign for the rest of 2020, he’s still leaving the company soon. His deal was originally up for negotiation in September.

>Thunder Rosa is still under contract with NWA and Allysin Kay plans to keep working with NWA when it returns.

>Fightful Select also reports that Leon St. Giovanni (LSG) revealed that he’s no longer under contract with Ring of Honor (ROH) and is currently a free agent. At the moment, LSG is still working with ROH, and the relationship is said to still be in good show.

>"There’s no official announcement. I’m not totally sure what he’s doing right now. Even me, myself, I didn’t resign. So, I’m a free agent, but I’m loosely affiliated. I’m still working with them, just not under contract," LSG said.

>Even though he's not contracted to ROH right now, he did attend the talent meeting held by Ring of Honor that Fightful has exclusively reported on multiple times in the past. The company made an effort to gain feedback from the wrestlers, which seems to have went over swimmingly.
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DASH Chisako - Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:13:23 EST UMacSvZd No.6419558 Reply
>>6419555
>1000 a month
>250 a month!
Holy shit no wonder people are leaving NWA.
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USApe - Wed, 15 Jul 2020 16:54:30 EST hkaiN1m/ No.6419623 Reply
>>6419555
A grand for a day or two's work isn't bad I guess if you're free to do other companies, but 250 is dangerously close to a hotdog and a handshake wtf. I wonder if NWA gave too much money to Drake, Storm, Aldis, etc and there's nothing else left in the pot.
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Nathan Jones - Wed, 15 Jul 2020 23:52:11 EST 8yOMhOu9 No.6419826 Reply
>>6419555
Sounds like NWA is fucked already. Hopefully I can see Eli Drake on Lion's Break Collision or something.
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Giant Baba - Thu, 16 Jul 2020 00:06:35 EST UMacSvZd No.6419834 Reply
>>6419826
Yeah it feels that way. I'll keep my mind open about it but it's too bad. I really liked NWA and I think a lot of people were enjoying it.
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Eve - Thu, 16 Jul 2020 10:02:54 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6419915 Reply
Raven: I think Billy Corgan is shutting down the NWA
>Over the last few months, there have been concerns raised by fans about the future of the NWA.

>Not having a paying TV deal, the departure of Jim Cornette and Dave Lagana’s exit from the company after he was accused of sexual assault has led to more questions on whether the company will ever run shows again.

>During an interview for Devon Nicholson’s Hannibal TV, former WWE/ECW star Raven says that he has heard that Billy Corgan will be shutting down the NWA.
“I think Billy’s shutting it down, from what I hear,” Raven said. “From the grapevine, I heard that Billy’s not opening it back up, he’s really disillusioned.”

>Raven worked for Corgan’s Resistance Pro Wrestling and they are friends so there is some weight behind what Raven said.

>As of this writing, there is no official statement from Corgan on the future of the NWA but things don’t look promising especially with Zicky Dice bring granted his release and former NWA TV Champion Ricky Starks signing with All Elite Wrestling.
https://wrestlingnews.co/nwa-news/raven-i-think-billy-corgan-is-shutting-down-the-nwa/
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Giant Baba - Thu, 16 Jul 2020 10:11:44 EST UMacSvZd No.6419917 Reply
According to raven on hanibals yt show.
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Gedo - Thu, 16 Jul 2020 10:41:26 EST VYMa2VAM No.6419923 Reply
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well then, who will it be?
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Eve - Thu, 16 Jul 2020 10:45:33 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6419926 Reply
>>6419923
>Who it will be: Gallows & Anderson

>Who it should be: Motor City Machine Guns

>Who it needs to be: Rhino and Heath Slater
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Alundra Blayze - Thu, 16 Jul 2020 10:46:14 EST NiCu+lPS No.6419927 Reply
>>6419915
It's possible. NWA took a lot of hits this year.

With what's currently going on, they depend on their studio audience a lot.
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Ron Harris - Thu, 16 Jul 2020 14:03:40 EST dYhrmb6W No.6419981 Reply
>>6419915
I could see NWA taking a hiatus, but I doubt Corgan would shut it down entirely. He's sank too much money into it now to completely give up on it.
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Eve - Thu, 16 Jul 2020 14:45:32 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6419984 Reply
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>>6419981
>He's sank too much money into it now to completely give up on it.
there's no forseeable timeline where he could begin recouping his investment. And this is his 3rd attempt at running a promotion.

Powerrr was basically a better-executed GFW Amped. He filmed a pilot season hoping to shop it around to TV networks. He was able to keep it afloat based on ticket sales to the Atlanta studios, FITE iPPVs and ROH crossovers but that was a calculated risk with the goal of getting to the next level.

Powerrr in and of itself was not a sustainable model. And then COVID derailed whatever momentum they were gaining with it.

And then Lagana had to step down Lagana was his JB, the producer who was doing all the actual legwork . Lagana was using Carnyland as a way to keep the brand going during shutdown but who is available to brainstorm and take the lead on digital content ideas now... Dave Marquez?

They can't make sustainable money on Youtube.
At best, they would be filming no-fans, empty-arena content for Youtube and Fite.
They would be spending money on wrestler paydays and production - and the only sources of revenue would be ProWrestlingTees and whatever buyrates they bring in on FITE (and who is paying for no-fans studio wrestling?)

Realisticallt: he cashes out and sells the trademarks, historical memorabilia, and tape library to WWE, in order to recoup the money he spent on this. Maybe he tries to network an ROH or AEW gig for himself and Nick Aldis.

James Storm and Eli Drake and Eddie Kingston and Allysin Kay are on their own.
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Tsukasa Fujimoto - Thu, 16 Jul 2020 15:22:55 EST sH3MkQaq No.6420000 Reply
>>6419984
Crockett Cup was going to be their meal ticket but now that it's been postponed... what can they do?

Marty/Aldis won't be happening anytime soon with allegations and all.

Carneyland is done.

What can they do? Maybe upload old NWA shows they have the rights to?
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 16 Jul 2020 16:05:41 EST TTvnUm7S No.6420027 Reply
>>6419623
>I wonder if NWA gave too much money to Drake, Storm, Aldis, etc and there's nothing else left in the pot.

That and without a viable TV deal, they're basically relying on IPPV buys, merch, and ticket sales for their revenue, which is now fucked because of coronavirus and Dave Lagana stepping down.

>>6419923
Like >>6419926 said, Gallows and Anderson seems like the obvious choice and MCMG would be awesome but Rhino and Health Slater would be fine. I could also see it being Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder.
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Lash LeRoux - Thu, 16 Jul 2020 19:05:37 EST a6g49DTx No.6420129 Reply
>>6419923
Calling it now bros.. MCMG will face the Rascalz. Gallows and Anderson will appear after the North retain.
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Rizokahn - Sat, 18 Jul 2020 15:44:36 EST hTSUcuhc No.6420757 Reply
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Looks like the greatest greatest love are ROH bound.

Only Good Brothers have been confirmed for going to Impact. PPV is tonight, so we'll see who shows up.
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Rizokahn - Sat, 18 Jul 2020 16:46:56 EST hTSUcuhc No.6420777 Reply
>>6420768
They posted it up today (considering the 90 day clauses are now over).
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Egotistico Fantastico - Sun, 19 Jul 2020 09:12:46 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6421061 Reply
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Not the biggest TalkNShop fan but this looks like goofy fun! And this is what pro wrestling should be doing more of during the pandemic.
It's like an Impact + 5 Dollar Wrestling Crossover:

>Mike & Maria
>Curt Hawkins
>Johnny Swinger
>Ricky & Robby
>ENZO
>Swoggle
>Freight Train
>Heath Slater & Rhino

Here's the trailer: https://twitter.com/azucarRoc/status/1284591498621628416

https://www.fite.tv/watch/talk-n-shop-a-mania/2p7pq/
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Rhaka Khan - Sun, 19 Jul 2020 13:00:49 EST vLPxHcBs No.6421138 Reply
>>6421061
Goddamn, that looks fun as fuck. They even got Freight Train, the madmen.
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Sexxxy Eddy - Sun, 19 Jul 2020 15:20:05 EST jkHcIii8 No.6421178 Reply
>>6421061
I misread Rhino as Riho
But yeah, definitely looking forward to this one
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Recon - Mon, 20 Jul 2020 20:21:32 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6421785 Reply
>In regard to Impact Wrestling teasing a return for Aces & Eights, it was simply a different thing for the company to tease to help build the mystery of what was going to happen at Slammiversary. Neither Bully Ray or Ken Anderson were brought in for TV this week, so it's not a case of the company was waiting to pull the trigger on another return.

>Rob Van Dam was at this week's TV tapings.

>There has been some talk of the IPWF territory show being done down the line, especially since Gallows and Anderson can reprise their Too Bad Chad and Sex Ferguson retro personalities seen elsewhere. There's no set plan as to when but it's been tossed around.

>The idea of spinning TNA back off into its own series remains a possibility as AXS TV has been high on the idea.

>While there were rumors of Miro, the former Rusev, coming in, we are told there is nothing concrete to that story making the rounds.

>Impact finished taping several weeks of TV today.
pwi
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Crowbar - Mon, 20 Jul 2020 21:48:29 EST jXqG4Qs2 No.6421820 Reply
>>6421785
>The idea of spinning TNA back off into its own series remains a possibility as AXS TV has been high on the idea.
Wonder how that would work; maybe a best of show? I can't see Anthem running Impact & TNA as 2 separate brands somehow
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Chri - Mon, 20 Jul 2020 21:55:54 EST bYGFf3vF No.6421827 Reply
>>6421820
I fucking hope they dont do a TNA show. I think that's dumb. AXSTV people probably think it's a good idea because they looked at old TNA ratings and just see the numbers and don't know anything about wrestling.
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Carlos Cabrera - Mon, 20 Jul 2020 22:09:42 EST ZcoAes5B No.6421834 Reply
>>6421827
I mean Impact was already running "best of TNA" segments prior to moving to AXS, there's been a concentrated effort to rehabilitate the company's past by elevating the amazing matches guys have been having while consigning the nonsense that previously overshadowed it to the memory hole. I think that's kind of neat, but I'm worried the end result is fanboys going "TNA WAS ALWAYS GOOD" as if we were expected back then to overlook the absolute shitshow that was 80% of the product for the good 20%.
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Soldier Ant - Mon, 20 Jul 2020 22:15:53 EST 4zJo/ELj No.6421835 Reply
>>6421834
Even if we grant the benefit of the doubt to TNA and ignore all the pettiness that was once part of the LOLTNA article on Taimapedia, the bad and the mediocre still far outweigh the good. For every excruciating debacle like Claire Lynch and every five "who gives a fuck" mediocre storylines or gimmicks like the World Elite, you had maybe one good match or segment to go with it. Like, what else was memorable about Unbreakable beyond the X-Division Triple Threat between Joe, AJ, and Daniels?

I see no reason to give the TNA brand a spinoff show. If anything, it'll only highlight how desperate Impact and AXS management are for ratings. Oversaturation never helps anything, and it sure as shit won't help Impact.
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Chri - Mon, 20 Jul 2020 22:18:52 EST bYGFf3vF No.6421836 Reply
>>6421834
That's not really my concern. If it's a highlight show I don't care. They already have one right now that airs after Impact. I'm more just concerned if they bring back TNA as a second brand or it's own TV show promotion or something. That's really shitty and stupid.
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Recon - Tue, 21 Jul 2020 11:44:58 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6421966 Reply
>During yesterday's Ring of Honor Week to Week, Brody King cut a promo that made it clear he had broken off from Villain Enterprises without mentioning the name or even Marty Scurrl, so that's his direction going forward.

>Dalton Castle and Joe Hendry are done as a tag team.
pwi
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Johnny Saint - Tue, 21 Jul 2020 11:59:21 EST bTZFvTbr No.6421968 Reply
>>6421835
>>6421834
>>6421827
And yet, TNA is more relevant than "Impact Wrestling" ever will be. I've said this before, if you wanted to change the name, don't use something that's been associated with the old name since 2004, or it doesn't make sense.

Impact is just that show that kept on getting cancelled on TV networks every year or two, with a crippled fanbase after most people gave up on following it regularly once it was off Spike TV.

At least they have the stability with AXS TV now, but it doesn't overwrite the last few years with people struggling to watch the show, let alone attend it. Even the Twitch numbers have dropped and AXS isn't rated.
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Eve - Tue, 21 Jul 2020 15:11:18 EST 6lubTvqQ No.6422016 Reply
>>6421989
wouldn't hold my breath on that
This could be another silent suspension. They did this to Bully Ray after the "be a fan" incident. He disappeared for months from ROH shows, and his boys (Soldiers of Savagery) had their feud with Lifeblood cancelled.
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Arachnaman - Tue, 21 Jul 2020 15:30:51 EST nVBpeOcB No.6422027 Reply
>>6421785
> >The idea of spinning TNA back off into its own series remains a possibility as AXS TV has been high on the idea.

Does this mean TNA is coming back? Wtf? Honestly one of the biggest detriments to Impact has been how many name changes they have had.
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Chri - Tue, 21 Jul 2020 15:37:03 EST bYGFf3vF No.6422030 Reply
>>6422027
It's just been a rumor since early 2020. I think it's a bad idea if AXSTV people tell them to do that. A one off PPV or nostalgia show sure. But a full on name change or SECOND brand that is TNA is kind of weird. You could maybe pull off the second brand thing but I'm not too eager about it. Just keep building Impact and have MOOSE with his stupid championship. No need to have a show where Crazzzy Steeve is heavily featured.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 21 Jul 2020 15:58:32 EST o+BTpfHb No.6422052 Reply
>>6421966
Probably for the best to have Brody break off. He could be ROH's next big singles star. And Dalton and Joe as a tag team was put together since both guys weren't doing anything so I get it.
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Alicia Fox - Thu, 23 Jul 2020 15:30:16 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6423082 Reply
>Major League Wrestling has signed current MLW Champion Jacob Fatu, the son of The Tonga Kid, to a new, long-term deal through 2025, it was announced today.

>The deal was first announced via ESPN's website this afternoon. Fatu had signed what was announced as a "multi-year deal" in November 2019 with the promotion.

>Fatu debuted with MLW in April 2019 and captured the MLW Championship from Tom Lawlor in June of that year. He has been competing since 2012, mostly featured on the California independent scene.

>MLW is currently paused on creating original in-ring content due to COVID-19, with the storyline explanation being that Fatu's group, CONTRA Unit, has hijackjed the promotion and its headquarters, requiring older content such as vintage episodes of MLW Underground from 2002 to being broadcast.
pwi

a five year deal with a promotion that has no shows scheduled for the forseeable future
literally Lucha Underground tier
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Brodie Lee - Thu, 23 Jul 2020 15:57:40 EST FSyHwUmC No.6423095 Reply
>>6423082
This must be some sort of rolling deal where man has an option to leave every year for the full 5 years or maybe MLW are looking for decent compensation from someone like WWE or AEW 'buying out' his contract.
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Averno - Thu, 23 Jul 2020 15:58:08 EST bTZFvTbr No.6423096 Reply
> AEW President Tony Khan discussed the return of Sammy Guevara from suspension on last night's episode of AEW Dynamite with Sports Illustrated's Justin Barrasso today.

> "Sammy completed four weeks of extensive sensitivity training, and his curriculum included subject matters of tolerance, gender, race relations, and why people's words matter," Khan said. "During his suspension, he was very contrite. I asked him to use that time to try and become a better person, and I think he did. Sammy was off television for a month and suspended without pay for 30 days, and I think it was the right time for Sammy to come back because he's shown that he's very sorry and that he can change. He's spent every day over the past month trying to prove that. I meant what I said about re-evaluating his status with the company based on his conduct. Sammy needed to make a lot of strides to keep his job and make amends for stuff he shouldn't have said. None of us knew he said those things, and it's stuff that was years old, but that doesn't make it right. I think Sammy was very happy to have an opportunity to apologize, publicly and privately, and do something to turn a terrible comment he made into something positive."

> AEW had previously announced that Guevara's salary during the time period he was suspended was donated to the Women's Center of Jacksonville. The Center had issued a statement last month thanking AEW for their donation.

https://www.pwinsider.com/article/138170/tony-khan-comments-on-bringing-sammy-guevara-back.html?p=1
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Cody Rhodes - Thu, 23 Jul 2020 15:59:54 EST oilAKpkW No.6423097 Reply
>>6423082
If we’ve learned anything from MLW’s past contracts, they don’t actually mean shit.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 24 Jul 2020 11:25:18 EST TTvnUm7S No.6423354 Reply
>>6423082
Update on Jacob Fatu's contract extension:

>PWInsider had some additional details on the new contract Jacob Fatu signed that was reported on earlier, with regards to Fatu’s contract exclusivity. Previous contracts signed by MLW wrestlers would only prevent them from working for WWE, but the newest MLW contracts have reportedly become “more exclusive in nature” due to the recent emergence of All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Fatu is the latest wrestler to sign a reworked contract that’s more exclusive and would keep a talent such as him away from WWE and AEW. Other talents who recently signed new MLW contracts include Alex Hammerstone, Richard Holliday, Myron Reed, and Salina de la Renta.

Court Bauer then gave statement to PWInsider:

>“What better way to kick off the second year of the MLW World Heavyweight Champion’s reign than a new long-term deal? To have Fatu locked up exclusively for what will essentially be the rest of his prime years in the sport is huge for the league, fans, Fatu and his family.”

Well good for MLW locking down their world champion for the next 5 years but it's kind of pointless if they're not running any shows right now.

>>6423096
That's a fair suspension and hopefully Sammy got a lot out of it.

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Tony Garea - Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:18:43 EST EWiQh0da No.6423415 Reply
>>6423384
I hope they don't sign Allie Kat or Dan The Dad. They're both really bad at wrestling.
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DASH Chisako - Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:27:46 EST L3xYzB20 No.6423420 Reply
>>6423371
>midget with no physique doing Ultimate Warrior cosplay

This is "dude with no legs" tier. Young guys with obvious potential? Go for it. Let Eddie Kingston cut a promo on national TV? Fuck yeah, why not. But you don't have to throw every last indy shitter on earth on your show.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:41:19 EST TTvnUm7S No.6423431 Reply
>>6423371
AEW TNT Champion vs. IWTV Independent Wrestling Champion. Should be an alright match but I got a feeling people who haven't watched Warhorse are not gonna like him.
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Tony Garea - Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:43:48 EST EWiQh0da No.6423433 Reply
>>6423420
Warhorse and Danhausen have something about them that I can wrap my head around people liking them and even maybe getting a deal somewhere. Allie Kat and Dan The Dad are the two from that crew that just make me scratch my head.

I think the term meme wrestler gets tossed around a lot. These folks are all meme wrestlers. Twitter is the only reason this is happening.
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Starman - Fri, 24 Jul 2020 15:00:05 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6423449 Reply
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>>6423433
Warhorse and Danhausen are fine but need A LOT more experience and seasoning. They need to do a lot of maturing as performers.

Danhausen in particular already jumped to the "WWE monster turned wacky comedy babyface after the champ beats him" phase.

He barely spent any time developing the gimmick before he jumped to the meme dancing, the meme catchphrases, the meme props. "turn him heel" is a cliche direction but he really needed to spend like a year or two playing that character as a heel on the indies *before* he turned it into wacky comedy.
Its all playing on these references that they think everyone knows but its really just inside jokes to 40 twitter followers named kyle.
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Starman - Fri, 24 Jul 2020 15:12:38 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6423453 Reply
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>>6423371
seeing how Cody is leaning so hard into the "this will last less than 5 minutes" bit, I'm assuming
it goes longer than 5 minutes,
Warhorse kicks out of his Beautiful Disaster kick,
Cody will be shocked with an open mouth,
Warhorse will get a near fall off his top rope elbow
maybe Cody will do something stupid for him like blade or fall off the top rope to the outside through a table,
Cody puts him away with the CrossRhodes,
Cody acts all exhausted because Warhorse "took him to the limit",
Cody shakes his hand as a sign of respect,
Warhorse walks out grimacing and holding his ribs to polite applause while Cody's buttrock theme plays out,
meanwhile at home Gabe Sapolsky furiously shoots his TV and exclaims "they're stealing all my ideas!",
Warhorse cuts a "social media exclusive" promo thanking cody for giving him the opportunity to get his ass kicked,
#SignWarhorse maybe trends on twitter and his fans get super excited about that and everyone kind of forgets what happened with #SignEddieKingston

does that about cover it?
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Starman - Fri, 24 Jul 2020 15:17:25 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6423455 Reply
>>6423454
eh imo allie is good at willing to be the woman who will bleed & take stupid bumps for GCW death match ghouls, but I haven't seen much else from her.
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Damien Demento - Fri, 24 Jul 2020 15:24:42 EST 4YknltJP No.6423459 Reply
>>6423371
Warhorse is the epitome of someone who cuts a promo and thinks shouting = intensity
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Lizmark Jr. - Fri, 24 Jul 2020 23:54:38 EST ZcoAes5B No.6423633 Reply
>>6423455
>implying doing deathmatches is bad
how many female deathmatch wrestlers are there in the US right now? Hell, is there even a female deathmatch scene in Japan anymore? Allie isn't the best, but she absolutely is keeping the deathmatch tradition alive for women.
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Mentallo - Sat, 25 Jul 2020 00:33:52 EST G9cW5MRV No.6423642 Reply
>>6423633

Does LuDark work in North America? She's the only one I can think of.
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Sangriento - Sat, 25 Jul 2020 07:34:12 EST bWZ+YR1t No.6423706 Reply
>>6423642
I wish GCW or one of the IWTV deathmatch feds would book her in the US. She'd break out huge.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 12:22:24 EST HWYsl/vq No.6424245 Reply
>>6423642
Ludark has wrestled in the US before, most notably for IWA-MS, though she hasn't wrestled in the US since August.
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Jerry Lawler - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 17:14:03 EST Ta5ItinP No.6424313 Reply
the cutler/avalon promo on BTE this week was great and needs to be played before their next Dark/Dynamite match
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Naruki Doi - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 03:27:15 EST VYMa2VAM No.6424438 Reply
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pretty cool of Impact to plug a non Impact PPV on their social media
pretty sure they also posted about a Chris Bey mixtape once
anyways, we're totally streaming Talk N' Shop on the tubes this weekend, right?
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[name redacted] !h55/E7mIo6 - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 10:28:45 EST qfBsiMvD No.6424487 Reply
>>6424438
I can't remember what it was, but I think I remember on that Talk n Shop podcast they said Impact helped them with something regarding it, like maybe production or something.
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Electroshock - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 10:52:35 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6424493 Reply
>Tessa Blanchard is reportedly sending the Impact Wrestling World Title back and is pushing back at claims that she demanded a big mount of money to do so. The report started circulating after beltmaker Dan posted to Twitter stating that Eddie Edwards’ Impact World Title is new and that Blanchard demanded $150,000 to return the old title.

>According to Fightful Select, Blanchard’s side is disputing that claim. They told the site that Blanchard did not try to hold up Impact and that the company only provided her with an address to send the belt to this week. Blanchard’s people say that title is set to be safely returned.
https://411mania.com/wrestling/tessa-blanchard-sending-impact-title-belt-disputes-money-demand/
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Naruki Doi - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:24:03 EST VYMa2VAM No.6424498 Reply
>>6424493
not sure what to believe here, that Tessa took the belt hostage sounds fair but that she asked 150.000 dollars to send it back sounds a bit off
Impact should really send an official statement to clear things up
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Electroshock - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:32:35 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6424499 Reply
>>6424498
> that she asked 150.000 dollars to send it back sounds a bit off
just curious why you think that sounds "off"?
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Marty Jannetty - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:36:55 EST f57uQJRi No.6424500 Reply
>>6424499
the 150k claim has been debunked a week ago. I'm glad Tessa is gone, but the amount stated in the dirtsheets is false.
Just some outrage fires getting fueled.
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Naruki Doi - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:38:14 EST VYMa2VAM No.6424501 Reply
>>6424499
it seemed like something doomed to failure from the start
oh no, our champion, who we intend to retire anyways because she cannot appear at our big ppv, is keeping the belt hostage, what do we do? do we give her 150.000 dollars to get it back or do we spend less than a tenth of that by making a replica? mhhh
not even the person who originated this rumor has first hand proofs to confirm that, it just doesn't make sense
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Johnny Gargano - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:40:57 EST EWiQh0da No.6424502 Reply
>>6424499
It was just some belt replica guy on Twitter saying stuff and people decided that was an accurate source.
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Marty Jannetty - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:45:38 EST f57uQJRi No.6424505 Reply
>>6424503
Wrestling 365 as well as the Impact Lounge (2 different reporters) stated as such last week. I know it sounds biased, but at least those guys call out bs when it's bs.
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Henry O. Godwinn - Wed, 29 Jul 2020 09:36:12 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6424882 Reply
MLW Secures New Streaming Deal, Debuting On Pluto TV This Fall
>MLW has announced a new partnership with emerging all-digital TV company Digital Original Entertainment that will place MLW Fusion into a prime position on Pluto TV. Set to debut this fall, the DOE TV Network is a streaming conglomerate that will launch its linear networks on ViacomCBS’s Pluto TV service. Through that platform, Fusion and the other DOE TV programming will be available nationwide on Android, iOS, Roku, Chromecast, Xbox, and PlayStation.

>MLW COO Jared St. Laurent had this to say regarding the deal:
"We’re thrilled that Doe TV Network viewers will get to see all of the world class fighters MLW has to offer starting this fall. Whether it’s World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu, World Middleweight Champion Myron Reed or any of the other incredible athletes in Major League Wrestling, anybody who tunes into the Doe TV Network can expect all of the action and excitement MLW is known for."

>Fusion will begin airing on DOE TV via Pluto TV this September.
https://www.mandatory.com/wrestlezone/news/1195966-mlw-secures-streaming-deal-pluto-tv-this-fall

so... what happened to that DAZN deal lol?
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Henry O. Godwinn - Wed, 29 Jul 2020 09:37:20 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6424883 Reply
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>Lariato Pro Wrestling is coming to IMPACT Plus.

>The promotion announced that its September 12 event will be taped and will air on IMPACT Plus. It wasn't confirmed if the event will air live or not. IMPACT stars Luke Gallows, Eric Young, Johnny Swinger, Crazzy Steve, and more are set to appear at the event.

>IMPACT has continued to air its weekly programming during the pandemic but the IMPACT Plus specials, which usually run in conjunction with Independent promotions, had been halted.
https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/lariato-pro-wrestling-event-set-air-impact-plus
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 29 Jul 2020 13:51:13 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6424953 Reply
On top of MLW's new streaming deals with DAZN and DOE, they've now signed a strategic partnership deal with WAVE.tv:

>Major League Wrestling (MLW®), the fastest growing pro wrestling league in the world, and WAVE.tv, the sports media company for today's fan, today announced a content, distribution and sales partnership that will increase the volume of MLW coverage across WAVE.tv's portfolio of media brands, while expanding MLW's fan base across the world.

>The agreement will include the social media distribution of MLW athlete and league content across WAVE.tv's portfolio of media brands, with an emphasis on WAVE.tv's combat sports media brand "HAYMAKERS." WAVE.tv will tap highlights and archive moments from MLW to generate programming catered to its Gen Z and Millennial audience of modern sports fans.

>"Wrestling has the most active social media fan base in combat sports, so being able to expand and connect with fans in a deeper sense to share our immersive rivalries, fights and athletes with WAVE.tv is a great next step for us," said MLW CEO and Founder Court Bauer. "MLW embraces emerging trends and tech and WAVE.tv is a perfect match for the league. We expect this partnership will encourage continued growth of our fan base while also giving WAVE.tv's 60 million plus followers and subscribers content matched to their interests as well."

>"As the fastest growing pro-wrestling property in the world, we're incredibly excited to partner with MLW to package and reimagine their amazing content for today's modern sports fan across WAVE.tv's portfolio of media brands," said Daniel Maas, VP or Partnerships for WAVE.tv. "MLW is a welcome addition to our fast-growing Combat Sports vertical -- powered by the HAYMAKERS media brand -- where we've added over 10 new rights partners in 2020, covering boxing, MMA, wrestling and much more."

>The comprehensive nature of this partnership will also enable WAVE.tv and MLW to work with brands to offer new sponsorship inventory within WAVE.tv's MLW-focused programming.

>>6424882
MLW is doing what Impact has done in trying to expand onto many different platforms as possible.

>>6424883
I mean they could do it live as an Impact Plus special depending on the internet at the venue. Otherwise they can tape it and air it on delay.
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Henry O. Godwinn - Wed, 29 Jul 2020 13:57:04 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6424956 Reply
>>6424953
>MLW is doing what Impact has done in trying to expand onto many different platforms as possible.
i get that, I just can't stand Court's constant bullshit-artist way of speaking and the way he makes these deals seem bigger than they actually are.
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Ox Baker - Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:23:18 EST l/nnkkJg No.6424961 Reply
>>6424883
>Gallows leveraged his own indie into getting streaming
This brothered-up carny out here putting in the work
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Phineas I. Godwinn - Wed, 29 Jul 2020 18:45:23 EST VYMa2VAM No.6425133 Reply
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what the fuck
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Phineas I. Godwinn - Wed, 29 Jul 2020 18:48:49 EST VYMa2VAM No.6425136 Reply
>>6425135
i agree lol, just thought it was very out of nowhere, but Impact getting figures again is a good sign
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Sandman - Wed, 29 Jul 2020 18:57:25 EST JC9WWRCu No.6425144 Reply
>>6425136
Pretty sure that line is more of an independent thing. Don't think they have a deal with Impact specifically, just that Impact just allows it.
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Brandon Thomaselli - Wed, 29 Jul 2020 21:28:02 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6425256 Reply
>>6425179
Swingman don't have time to play with dolls, daddy. Swingman is too busy playing with the rizzats, brother.
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Bad News Brown - Wed, 29 Jul 2020 21:34:57 EST jkHcIii8 No.6425275 Reply
>>6425179
it would have to be like the old Hasbro gimmick figures (I'd think that would fit him better than an LJN)
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Brandon Thomaselli - Thu, 30 Jul 2020 12:59:30 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6425578 Reply
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>>6425136
thats nice for Rosemary but that's the action figure company that made ROH action figures. They have a Legends line and a Rising Stars line.
http://figurestoycompany.com/ringofhonoractionfigures.aspx
http://figurestoycompany.com/risingstarsofwrestling.aspx
http://figurestoycompany.com/legendsofprofessionalwrestling.aspx

Fun fact: that's the toy line that severed the WWE-ROH working relationship.
ROH put out a Kevin Steen action figure just as he was debuting on NXT and while ROH was debuting on Destination America. It pissed off WWE that their new debut was getting national tv coverage for somebody else's toy and WWE decided to work with EVOLVE and put ROH out of business
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Brandon Thomaselli - Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:15:56 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6425586 Reply
there's a lot here that's going to require a few posts:
WE HAVE A VERDICT IN JARRETT VS. ANTHEM BUT ANTHEM WRESTLING FILES MOTION REQUESTING MISTRIAL, HEARING SCHEDULED FOR TODAY
>Anthem Wrestling, the parent company of Impact Wrestling, filed a 50-page motion on 7/29 before the United States District Court of The Middle District of Tennessee, requesting that Chief Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr. declare a mistrial, which would effective force the trial to start from scratch even though the jury has brought back a verdict in the case. Jarrett's side filed a response this morning in advance of a scheduled hearing at 9 AM Central time to determine whether a verdict brought by the jury will stand or if the entire process will be rebooted. Based on court filings made, the jury was split among the issues brought to light at the trial.

>PWInsider.com does not yet have complete details on the verdict, but can confirm the following based on yesterday and today's filings:

>The jury ruled that Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC is liable to Plaintiff Global Force Entertainment, Inc. for federal trademark infringement of the registered mark GLOBAL FORCE WRESTLING, violation of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act, unjust enrichment, negligence, conversion, and federal unfair competition for infringement and Tennessee trademark infringement for usage of the GFW logo.

>The jury ruled that Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC is liable to Plaintiff Jeffrey Jarrett for violation of the Tennessee Personal Rights Protection Act.

>The jury ruled Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC was liable for federal trademark infringement of the mark GLOBAL FORCE WRESTLING.

>Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC is liable for unfair competition for infringing upon the GFW logo.

>Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC is liable for Tennessee trademark infringement for usage of the GFW logo.

>The jury ruled in favor of Global Force Entertainment, Inc. on its unjust enrichment claim, ruling that Anthem used the GFW content for their own enrichment without having the license to do so.

>The jury ruled that that Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC was negligent in deleting the original footage of the GFW Amped content.

>Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC is liable for conversion for its deletion of the original footage of the Amped content.

>However, the jury ruled that Anthem Wrestling Entertainment, LLC’s liability in this action was caused by Jeff Jarrett’s own breach of his fiduciary duty and his duty of loyalty and that Mr. Jarrett is liable to Anthem Wrestling for such breaches, so there may be damages he has to pay to Anthem.

>The jury ruled that Anthem’s conduct against Jarrett/GFW was willful.

>While the jury came back with those verdicts, they have yet to award damages or punitive damages and Anthem is attempting to have everything thrown out of court to restart the entire trial process all over again. We have broken down why and what the Jarrett side's response was this morning.
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Brandon Thomaselli - Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:17:29 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6425587 Reply
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>ANTHEM REQUESTS MISTRIAL RULING

>Whether the jury had been prejudiced by Jarrett's side is a major bone of contention from the Anthem side, leading to their motion on 7/29.

>Anthem's motion claims that Jeff Jarrett's attorney Samuel Miller made a statement on 7/21 that prejudiced the jury during his closing argument by mentioning that Ed Nordholm was not present for the court proceeding that day. Jarrett's attorney made the mention despite Anthem's attorneys specifically requesting that the court bar that from being mentioned, which the court agreed to.

>The back story there is that the trial had been postponed for several weeks out of concern that someone on Anthem's legal team may have been exposed to COVID-19, requiring the delay. Initially the trial was to resume on 7/21, but due to scheduling concerns with members of the jury, on 7/17, the court opted to resume the proceedings on 7/20. Since Impact Wrestling was taping TV that entire day, Anthem informed the court that Ed Nordholm and Scott D'Amore could not attend the trial that day due to the last minute rescheduling, and instead Anthem sent their Chief Financial Officer Niral V. Merchant to attend with the court's blessing.

>During his closing arguments, Samuel Miller stated,
"When we started this jury -- ladies and gentlemen of the jury, when we started this trial three weeks ago, I told you three things. One, Anthem had a problem. That problem was Mr. Nordholm, who is not here today. We proved that Mr. Nordholm was the problem."

>Anthem's motion yesterday noted:
>Mr. Miller was clearly indicating that Mr. Nordholm is a problematic individual who did not even bother to attend the closing arguments. Plaintiffs’ strategy throughout the trial was to portray Mr. Nordholm as the villain. Pointing out his absence against the order of the Court and with knowledge of Anthem Wrestling’s concerns, was a continuation of this strategy to turn the jury against Anthem Wrestling.

Second, while this statement was made only once, it was made during a crucial time of the trial. While not binding precedent on this Court, a Tennessee court has recognized that even if the offending comment was “not part of a pattern” and “happened only once,” an improper statement can be the basis for a mistrial when “it occurred during closing argument, a critical point in the trial just before the case went to the jury.

Third, Mr. Miller’s comment served no purpose whatsoever except to prejudice the jury against Anthem Wrestling, disrupting the tribunal and the administration of justice. Mr. Nordholm’s absence from closing arguments had no relevance to or impact on the issues that the jury was deciding. Pointing out Mr. Nordholm’s absence was intentionally done to achieve Defendant’s expressed concern: prejudicing the jury by making them believe that Anthem Wrestling’s representative did not care about the matter at hand and was not taking the trial seriously. Considering the fact that the Court had already ordered the parties not to make such statements and Defendant’s counsel had informed the Court and Plaintiffs’ counsel of its concern in writing that the rescheduled date and absence of Mr. Nordholm would prejudice the jury, the nature of Mr. Miller’s improper comments is even more problematic. Fourth, while the Court instructed the jury to disregard Mr. Nordholm’s absence, the cat was already out of the bag once Mr. Miller pointed out that fact. Within the context of Mr. Miller’s repeated strategy to paint Mr. Nordholm as the villain and the statement’s total lack of relevance to the issues of the case, Mr. Miller’s statement could not be cured with an instruction.

Fifth, it is likely that the case was very close at the time of closing arguments. The intellectual property issues at this case were very complicated, and, in addition to Plaintiffs’ evidence, Anthem Wrestling put on substantial evidence of multiple defenses. Finally, the jury returned a verdict holding Anthem Wrestling liable on most of Plaintiffs’ claims and found that Anthem Wrestling acted willfully on multiple claims."
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Brandon Thomaselli - Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:19:24 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6425589 Reply
>>6425587
>Anthem attorneys also alleged that Miller "prejudiced the jury by repeatedly referring to large monetary amounts and alleged damages against the Court’s order to reserve that aspect of the case for the damages phase of the trial."

>The court had broken down issued that resulted in the trial taking place into several portions in order to keep it simplified for the jury - liability, damages, and punitive damages, so the jury could rule on them separately. They could, for example, decide Anthem was responsibile but that there were damages but no punitive damages.

>Anthem cites in their motion that Jarrett's attorney kept bringing up financial numbers and potential damages despite being instructed by the court not to do so.

>During his closing argument, Miller stated,
"The production costs were, in reality, based on [Ed Nordholm's] testimony, over $100,000 per hour of content. That means just to produce the 12 hours of content would have cost Anthem $1.2 million. The benefit of saving $1.2 million dollars was huge. Anthem wants you to believe it could have replaced the content for $25,000 an hour. But they don't tell you how they came to that number. Mr. Nordholm told you he left out paying for talent. He told you he left out paying for lighting. He told you he left out paying for everything else involved in creating new content."

>This led to Anthem's attorneys objecting as they were dealing with the liabilities portion of the case, not the damages. Judge Crenshaw responded,
“Okay. Noted. This -- ladies and gentlemen, this is closing argument. It is not evidence. And I'll give you further instructions on that when I give you the jury charge. Go ahead.”

>However, according to Anthem, Jarrett's side kept
"continued to make statements regarding evidence the Court had ruled to be inappropriate for this phase of the trial. Mr. Miller repeatedly stated that Anthem saved a lot of money from using the content at issue and that Defendant never paid Plaintiffs for the use of such content and intellectual property. These statements were so prevalent and problematic that the Court, in the middle of Mr. Miller’s closing argument, had to order the jury to leave the room and admonish Mr. Miller."

>Court records indicate Crenshaw did indeed admonish Miller, telling him,
"Mr. Miller, you've gone too far. This is on liability only. I gave you some leeway, but now you're continuing to come back to the issue of what money is due. Repeatedly. Now, either I can clean it up or you can clean it up, but it needs to be cleaned up. … We're only on liability. So there's no need for your continued argument about what money is due. It's just not. … [Y]ou're not in the damages phase now. And you're specifically and over and over again asking the jury to make a decision on liability because they're due something. We're here only on the theories that you've put forth and whether or not any of those theories have been established by preponderance of the evidence."

>The jury, who had been removed before Crenshaw's comments to Miller, were brought back into the court room and told,
"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I want to share with you that in the instructions that I'll give you, you will learn that the case right now is only on the claims of the plaintiff against the defendant and the defendant's claims against the plaintiff. And that's the decision that I'm going to ask you all to make. Whether or not the plaintiff or the defendant may or may not be entitled to anything depends on your decision that -- that I'll give you on the first stage of the case. So, therefore, what the lawyers are telling you now, first of all is, is not evidence. You've heard all the evidence. And you'll be the judges of how much weight to give to the evidence you've heard. And I'll give you instructions that you can consider all of it, some of it, or none of it at all. But what the lawyers -- as I told you in the beginning say -- is not evidence. So they may make reference during their closing to things that are not at issue here at this point. And to that extent you have to follow the instructions that I'll give you, as I told you when you were selected, whether you agree with those instructions or not. So with that, Mr. Miller, you have a few minutes left."

>Despite those instructions, Anthem has argued that Miller had prejudiced the jury against them with his statements, writing,
"The totality of the circumstances shows that Mr. Miller’s improper conduct created a reasonable probability that the jury would influence the verdict and a new trial should be granted."

>Anthem is also arguing that jury instructions given were incorrect due to the breaking apart of the three portions they were to rule on - liabilities, damages and punitive damages. While the jury instructions were to simply focus on the liabilities, according to Anthem's legal team,
"the instructions submitted by the parties that explained the consequences of finding willfulness and the purpose of making such a determination—the award of punitive damages—was withheld from the jury. Similarly, the verdict form simply asked whether the jury found that Anthem Wrestling acted with the requisite mental state but did not notify the jury of the consequences of such a finding."

>Now, the response from the Jarrett side, which was filed this morning.
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Brandon Thomaselli - Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:20:48 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6425590 Reply
>>6425589
>JARRETT'S SIDE ARGUES NO MISTRIAL SHOULD BE ORDERED

>This morning, Jarrett's side filed a 19-page response to the mistrial request, arguing it should be denied. While denying that the comment made about Nordholm was even improper, Jarrett's side stated that the issue had been handled by Judge Crenshaw right there in the moment and that should therefore be considered settled and should not be considered part of the "high bar" necessary to require a new trial. Arguing that it should fall upon Anthem to prove a new trial was necessary, Jarrett's side argued (as one would imagine they would) that Anthem had not met that requirement.

>Jarrett's side also stated they did not intentionally violate any order from the court to not mention Nordholm not being at that day's proceedings, writing, "Plaintiffs’ counsel was genuinely surprised by the Court’s admonishment for violating an instruction regarding Mr. Nordholm’s absence for two reasons. First, Plaintiffs’ counsel truthfully does not recall the Court giving an instruction during the July 17 telephone conference that neither party could not point out Mr. Nordholm’s absence to the jury.1 In its Motion, Anthem does not cite to any page of a rough transcript for the Court’s instruction regarding Mr. Nordholm’s absence." They requested a draft of the transcript of the phone call when that edict was issued.

>Jarrett's attorneys argued:
"If there was such an instruction, Plaintiffs’ counsel certainly did not intend to violate it. Given the various moving parts of this particular trial, it was an honest mistake to not recall the telephonic oral instruction. It was not intentional. Certainly, no attorney wants to do anything that would have an opening statement stopped by the judge within the first few seconds, which is what happened here. There is no benefit to an attorney having a closing statement interrupted.

In fact, prior to Anthem’s Motion, Plaintiffs’ counsel could not understand where such instruction could have been given because the Court’s instruction immediately prior to closing statements pertained only to COVID-19 and the unavailability of anyone due to that illness. Nobody said at any time Mr. Nordholm could not attend due to COVID-19.

To the contrary, Anthem’s counsel represented on July 19, 2020 that Mr. Nordholm could not attend due to another alleged other commitment."
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Brandon Thomaselli - Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:21:45 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6425591 Reply
>>6425590
>Jarrett's side also argued that the financial numbers brought up during their closing arguments were necessary towards showing that Anthem was liable for damages suffered by Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Entertainment. Their argument:
"Anthem has not met its burden of showing Plaintiffs’ counsels statements were improper.

First, phrases relating to the amount of money Anthem saved in production costs were necessary to proving the unjust benefit conferred on Anthem by using the Amped content at the liability stage of the trial. Indeed, the jury instructions for unjust enrichment at the liability phase defined “benefit” as “any form of advantage that has a measurable value including the advantage of being saved from an expense or loss.”

To meet its burden of proof for unjust enrichment, Plaintiff GFE had to prove the measurable advantage that Anthem received from using the Amped content. In trial, Ed Nordholm was impeached through his prior deposition testimony that the cost per hour of production for Impact! in 2017 was “in excess of $100,000.” (Rough Trial Tr. 86:18-87:7, July 2, 2020). 4 Defendant did not object to this line of questioning during trial. Anthem’s benefit, therefore, was the cost savings of not having to create and produce twelve hours of wrestling content to meet its deliverable obligations. The measurable benefit was the $100,000 per hour. This was admitted without objection in the liability stage because it was clear it went to the measurable benefit for unjust enrichment. Because Anthem used twelve hours

Anthem’s counsel stated at the post-verdict status conference, “I don’t think [the jury] even realized they needed to be paying attention to numbers and so forth” and noted that she believed the jury was “shocked” they were coming back to make a damages determination. (Post-Verdict Hr’g Tr. 43:1-3, July 21, 2020). It is disingenuous for Anthem to simultaneously state that the jury did not know it would be making a damages determination and also be prejudiced by argument related to how much GFE was damaged. 4 Plaintiffs have not yet received the final version of the trial transcripts.

Accordingly, the cites in this brief are to the rough draft provided by the court reporter to generally guide the Court on where to find the citations in the record. Case 3:18-cv-00749 Document 259 Filed 07/30/20 Page 6 of 19 PageID #: 4595 7 of the Master Amped Content to meet its deliverable obligations, the total benefit was $1.2 million (i.e. $100,000 x 12 = $1.2 million).

The nature of these comments therefore could not be prejudicial to Anthem because it came into evidence during trial and were necessary to proving GFE’s unjust enrichment claims. Anthem was in no way prejudiced. Second, Plaintiffs’ counsel had a duty to counter Anthem’s unjust enrichment counterclaim. The third element of the unjust enrichment counterclaim required Anthem to prove “GFE’s or Mr. Jarrett’s acceptance of such benefit under such circumstances that it would be inequitable or unjust for them to retain the benefit without payment of the value thereof.”

Anthem stated in its closing argument the alleged measurable value on its own unjust enrichment claim, namely the $40,000 payment to Kevin Sullivan. (Rough Trial Tr. 67:20-22, July 20, 2020). To show that any alleged benefit was not unjust or inequitable Plaintiff had to show that the value of the cost savings from using the Master Amped Content far exceeded the alleged benefit to GFE for the $40,000 payment to Kevin Sullivan. Third, to counter Anthem’s affirmative defense of implied license, Plaintiff GFE had to show that there was no agreement to use GFE’s trademarks and logos unless the merger was completed. Anthem referred to a “contract” five times in its closing argument. (Rough Trial Tr. 55:25-1, 58:2-4, 65:25-66:4, 71:6-9, July 20, 2020). Anthem also claimed the license was “legally binding.” (Rough Trial Tr. 58:2-3, July 20, 2020).

To show there was no agreement and therefore no “legally binding” license or contract, Plaintiff had to prove there was no consideration and no “bargain for exchange.” Plaintiff, indeed, never received anything in exchange for Anthem’s use of its trademarks and logos. There was no consideration, therefore, there was no license. Plaintiff’s counsel’s statements that Anthem was claiming it had a “free and forever license” highlighted the fallacy in Anthem’s defense. Because the nature of the comments was true, and necessary to counter Anthem’s affirmative defense, Plaintiffs’ counsel’s statements were not improper and in no way prejudiced Anthem. Finally, the total value of the benefit (which is at least the $1.2 million in production costs savings) also goes to showing Anthem’s willfulness and intent for conversion, negligence, unjust enrichment, and violation of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act. Anthem decided to use GFE’s content and trademarks for its own benefit long after the merger was terminated because the benefit of doing so was so great. Showing the great value of Anthem’s benefit was significant to proving that Anthem’s actions were intentional and willful and the motive for willfully and intentionally taking those actions. For the foregoing reasons, Plaintiff’s statements pertaining to the measurable benefit were not improper because they involved facts that came into evidence and were necessary to prove Plaintiffs’ claims and rebut Defendant’s counterclaims and defenses. Similarly, showing the fallacy of Anthem’s repeated representations that there was a “contract” or “agreement” is both fair and necessary to defeat that defense to both infringement and unjust enrichment (i.e. Anthem claimed at closing that the existence of a contract bars an unjust enrichment claim). Even if this Court disagrees, the Court’s multiple curative instructions resolved any potential prejudice. Clarksville-Montgomery Cty. Sch. Sys. 925 F.2d 993 at 1002 (“[W]here such prejudice is cured by instructions of the court, the motion for a new trial should be denied.”)."

(cont)
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Bo Rotundo - Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:23:11 EST EWiQh0da No.6425594 Reply
Not reading all that. Jarrett is a carny and Anthem is a dirty corporation. Two scum fucks arguing over Global Force Gold.
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Brandon Thomaselli - Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:23:22 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6425595 Reply
>>6425591
>Jarrett's side also argued that since there was a mixed verdict with each side receiving rulings on different issues, that itself is proof that the jury was not prejudiced against one side, arguing
"Here, the jury returned a mixed verdict. The jury did not find in favor of GFE on all trademark issues, did not find in favor of Mr. Jarrett on his cancellation claim, and found in favor of Defendant on its claims of Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Breach of Loyalty. This mixed verdict indicates that the jury was not prejudiced by any statements made by Plaintiffs’ counsel during closing and should weigh against granting a new trial."

>Jarrett's motion this morning also stated:
"The jury found that (1) Defendant’s violation of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act were willful and knowing; (2) Defendant’s conversion of the original Amped files of the 16 episodes was done by fraud, ill will, malice, recklessness, wantonness, oppression, insult, willful or conscious disregard of the plaintiff's rights Global’s rights and/or other aggravating circumstances; and (3) Defendant’s use and/or destruction of the original Amped files for the 16 episodes were intentional or reckless."

>As you might imagine, Jarrett's side is taking issue with the jury instructions being a problem as well.

>There is slated to be a hearing today in Nashville, which depending on which side the court rules for, will either mean that the jury will move forward into determining damages and punitive damages...or that this all starts back at the beginning of the trial process all over again.

>At the center of the case has whether Impact Wrestling retained the rights to continue to use footage of Global Force Wrestling's Amped! TV taping footage, which Jarrett (at the time Chief Creative Officer of the company) made the call to use. Jarrett is claiming that after his termination, Impact no longer had those rights. Exacerbating the situation is that Impact had the masters from the GFW footage deleted from their servers, which Jarrett is claiming has prevented him from trademarking the content and is a huge financial loss. Impact has claimed the company only generated $10,000 in revenue from using GFW content and selling it on DVD and PPV. Jarrett is also attempting to wrest the rights to the trademark of his name away from Anthem, which acquired it as part of their takeover of the company when they foreclosed on the debt Dixie Carter's Impact Ventures had accrued from Anthem banking the production of TV tapings.

>The two sides had several settlement discussions over the course of the legal process but were unable to come to terms.

that's it.

what a shitshow.
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Muscle Sakai - Fri, 31 Jul 2020 08:15:36 EST bTZFvTbr No.6425883 Reply
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> United States District Court of The Middle District of Tennessee Chief Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr. officially declared a mistrial earlier today in the Jeff Jarrett and Global Wrestling Entertainment vs. Anthem Wrestling (parent company of Impact Wrestling) lawsuit, PWInsider can exclusively confirm.

> The verdict reported earlier today by PWInsider.com has been vacated by the court. The jury in the initial trial has been dismissed.

> What does this mean? It means that the two sides - Jarrett and Anthem - have two courses of action before them. They can use this as another chance to settle the matter or they can wait and set a new trial date this September. Should they choose the latter, each side starts from scratch with a brand new jury, spending more money to go through the legal proceedings yet again.

> Obviously, there's no way to predict how this may go moving forward.

https://www.pwinsider.com/article/138347/mistrial-declared-in-jarrett-vs-anthem-lawsuit.html?p=1
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Lita - Fri, 31 Jul 2020 08:33:47 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6425889 Reply
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‘Mystery Moderator’ Revealed For Next Week’s AEW Dynamite
>All Elite Wrestling taped next week’s episode of Dynamite at Daly’s Place tonight in Jacksonville, FL.

>Based on a report from AEW circlejerk insider SpaceForce1, AEW will have an interesting name in attendance during next week’s show during an segment between Chris Jericho and Orange Cassidy.

>SpaceForce1 on circlejerk has previously leaked details from a number of AEW television tapings, including Spring Stampede and Fyter Fest Night 2 results. Based on their track record, we have decided to post the spoiler.

>On the August 5th edition of AEW Dynamite, former WWE SmackDown Executive Director Eric Bischoff will be making an appearance.

>According to the report AEW circlejerk Insider SpaceForce1, Eric Bischoff will be involved in someway during a segment between Orange Cassidy and Chris Jericho. Based on the company adding a Mystery Moderator to the show, it would appear that will be his role.

>Eric Bischoff was released from his position as Executive Director of Friday Night SmackDown months after signing a new deal with WWE..


>On October 15, 2019, WWE announced he had been replaced by Bruce Prichard, who now oversees both RAW and SmackDown.
https://heelbynature.com/all-elite-wrestling/major-spoiler-for-next-weeks-episode-of-aew-dynamite/
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Muscle Sakai - Fri, 31 Jul 2020 08:35:31 EST bTZFvTbr No.6425891 Reply
>>6425889
His real role is to meet with Khan and get Hogan unbanned so they can run AEW into the ground as well.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 31 Jul 2020 09:06:45 EST o+BTpfHb No.6425896 Reply
>>6425885
Well Amped episodes being cut into 4 One Night Only PPVs and Impact Plus' former name Global Wrestling Network.
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Seina - Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:20:52 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6426877 Reply
Davey Boy Smith Jr. Reveals When His MLW Contract Expires
> MLW continues to run programming through its YouTube and vintage airings from the archives on beIN Sports. The current incarnation of the Hart Foundation member understands the company's stance and with safety being taken into account. At the same time Smith is losing patience and believes the whole world can't be put on hold because of COVID-19.
"If there was a happy medium where MLW could run shows in an empty arena with no fans and people getting COVID testing," he said. "I think that would be the right approach...Unfortunately, they don't pay talent when they are sitting at home bored out of their mind, which isn't good either. My deal is up with them in December. They've reached out to me about renewing my deal.

"The only problem is renewing a deal when you don't know if the company is running again. With all due respect and what I think with what is all going on right now, I think what we're looking at is the new [normal] for a while for the next year to 18 months.

We keep seeing these waves of COVID, so I hope MLW can come back. It would be great for me to fulfill my commitment to them in October and December. If they're back on TV, and back rolling. Unfortunately, due to the circumstances from COVID-19 in their situation. You take a look at these small businesses. They're all down and not coming back from this. I hope MLW comes back. That would be great. At the same time I'm unsure about that."

>The MLW Opera Cup winner watched as his fellow stablemate Brian Pillman Jr. worked for All Elite Wrestling. He is happy for his friend for getting out there despite the world events.
"I think he had a slightly different deal than mine contract-wise," he said. "So that's why he is doing what he is doing. At the same time I think he is contracted longer than myself. At least he is staying pro-active and keeping the ring rust off. He has been telling me he has been working out hard at the gym and taking time during the pandemic to better himself. That's something that I've done.

"I've been training at the American Top Team here in Tampa, Florida. I was always a gymnast when I was really young and wanted to get back into that. I didn't have the time. A lot of these gymnastics places, it's hard to do personal, privates with them. Luckily there was a coach here in Tampa. He was teaching me to do round out back handsprings and front flips to your feet. I can almost do a standing moonsault, which is pretty impressive for a guy who is 6-foot-5, 250, 260. I can't think of many guys who can do that next to Tom Magee. I have been as productive as I possibly can to use this time of COVID-19 to make yourself better because what else are you going to do?"

>The student of the game has also been learning to speak and write Japanese. Before the shutdowns, he was preparing for All Japan Pro Wrestling. He had new gear made, wanting to make a good impression as a singles star in the Championship Carnival tournament.
"That's what I had in mind and think what we were leading to was a feud with [MLW champion] Jacob Fatu and myself. That's why I wanted to learn how to do the moonsault because that was Jacob Fatu's move," he said. "I thought we could have a moonsault versus moonsault battle and a good heavyweight style match. I remember Davey and Fatu had some good matches with the matches with the Bulldogs and the Islanders. I thought we could reinvent something for now.

"Then when my MLW contract comes up in December, see if it was good to go in that direction or see if WWE, NXT UK would be a good option. Unfortunately, due to COVID there is no WWE NXT UK [right now]. That was what the plan was. My plan going forward is everything is up in the air because of COVID-19."

>Smith, whose early career in WWE involved a run in the Hart Dynasty with TJ Wilson and Natalya, is open to another run. Now a well traveled veteran, he'd seriously consider a return to the company to show the promotion and fans how far he'd come.
"With my dad going into the WWE Hall of Fame, we don't know when that is going to happen. The last thing was they were pushing for SummerSlam," he said of the Hall of Fame ceremony planning. "Now they are pushing that back. Things keep getting pushed back. That's why I'm hoping MLW is able to survive this. I have my doubts for a lot of companies. It's going to be a long time. We're in a marathon, not a race here."
https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2020/07/davey-boy-smith-jr-reveals-when-his-mlw-contract-expires-672964/
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Seina - Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:18:10 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6426904 Reply
>>6426877
>While Major League Wrestling has been militant about not running show due to COVID-19 (MLW HQ is located in New Rochelle, the same city where COVID-19 first hit New York, so a lot of staff dealt with the issues firsthand), we are told they are reconsidering the stance after watching UFC, The NBA and boxing on DAZN have handled the situation. If those entities don't have massive flareups (see Major League Baseball and WWE), the more likely MLW will return to live events. Currently, nothing is on the books until December at the 2300 Arena, but the company has been willing to wait as long as 18 months before running. It's a situation that could change by the moment, just like the rest of this horrible ongoing pandemic.
FYI: PWI just prints what Court tells them. Dave said the reason MLW isn't running empty arena shows is because they make more money from the live gate than their TV deals so taping an empty arena should would be a net loss for them.

>For those who wrote asking where last night's Major League Wrestling Underground TV was on BeIN Sport, the episode was preempted by BeIN's sports coverage. MLW was made aware of the preemption in advance and did announce it. PWInsider.com is told there may likely be additional preemptions in coming weeks and that there should be another timeslot for the series announced very soon. BeIN Sport staffers are all currently working remotely due to the potential of Hurricane Isaias hitting the Sunshine State this week, so that may push back locking in that announcement.

>Speaking of BeIN, John Duff, who was head of acquisitions and perhaps MLW's biggest advocate at BeIN, left last month to head up programming at MAVTV. We are told by MLW sources the departure will not have any bearing on their relationship with the Network. Duff and Dan Teitscheid, the President of MAVTV, went to UCLA together and previously worked together at Viacom.
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Howard Finkel - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 01:33:28 EST msMEiaKI No.6427396 Reply
>>6426877
I always liked Harry and thought he could do more than what he was given. Hopefully the lad doesn't waste his career signing the mark contract.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:15:57 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6427524 Reply
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Impact's next two night special has been announced as Emergence in two weeks. First match announced is Deonna Purrazzo defending her Knockouts title against Jordynne Grace in a rematch from Slammiversary on night 2.

Also Kimber Lee is now officially signed.
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Tony Chimel - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:23:43 EST EWiQh0da No.6427534 Reply
>>6427524
So that's going to be Fyter Fest or something? Will NXT make up a PPV on the fly to counter program?
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Christian - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:39:19 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6427538 Reply
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>>6427534
When Impact moved to 2-4 PPVs per year, they started doing monthly-ish TV special episodes. Those ran from like 2014 to 2018.

Once Impact Plus upgraded & they started touring/partnering with indies more frequently more, they moved the specials over to the streaming service and aired them live.

But since COVID has shut down touring, it looks like they're bringing them back.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:50:56 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6427545 Reply
>>6427538
Yeah with COVID shutting down touring, doing 2 part PPV-type shows on television seems to be a more popular trend with Rebellion, Fyter Fest, and The Great American Bash all taking place with the former two show having originally supposed to air on PPV.

Impact had been doing these before Rebellion though I don't think they had done it in two parts and AEW had done it in January with Bash at the Beach. Even Ultima Lucha was like that as well.
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Arachnaman - Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:24:51 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6427870 Reply
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the way brands R going 2 win
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The Gobbledy Gooker - Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:13:09 EST AN6ZLj+v No.6427910 Reply
>>6427908
On one hand Cody is probably completely in the right and on the other that doesnt mean you shouldn't keep your trap shut
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Road Warrior Hawk - Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:16:33 EST EWiQh0da No.6427912 Reply
>>6427908
I think he is saying valid stuff. As far as Cody twitter goes he is being reasonable. Stop shitting up this thread with this gossip stuff. Put it in the social media thread.
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Road Warrior Hawk - Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:55:37 EST EWiQh0da No.6427933 Reply
>>6427932
The money goes to charity right? That can't be going into Brandi Rhodes pocket.
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Road Warrior Hawk - Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:59:54 EST EWiQh0da No.6427938 Reply
>>6427935
Well that's shit. i think it's good to have programs where female wrestling fans and wrestlers can get together and talk and be fans together and be supported and maybe even address some of the toxic shit that happens in wrestling to woman. Maybe even address the #SpeakingOut thing. I don't know if paying Brandi Rhodes to do it is the best idea.

Brandi seems to be the never ending water well of bad ideas.
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Midajah - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:43:18 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6428704 Reply
VICKIE GUERRERO SIGNS CONTRACT WITH AEW
>Vickie Guerrero has officially signed with AEW, revealed in an interview with FanSided.

>AEW established her as a regular character when she was revealed as Nyla Rose's new manager on July 15th's Fight for the Fallen.

>Prior to that, her first AEW appearance came in December 2019 when she appeared as a guest commentator on an episode of Dark.

>Guerrero would go on to make several additional cameos as an audience member and as a cheerleader for The Inner Circle's pep rally on the May 27th Dynamite.

>She said that mutual friends in AEW discussed having her potentially be involved. She fell in love with the company and had no hesitation in signing a deal.
https://www.f4wonline.com/aew-news/vickie-guerrero-signs-contract-aew-317056
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Midajah - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:28:00 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6428796 Reply
>>6426877
>>6426904
problems mounting...
Brian Pillman Jr Says He Is Actively Looking To Be Released By MLW
>Brian Pillman Jr. is signed with MLW but has not had any matches for them recently since they went dark due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, Pillman is still wrestling as he's appeared on AEW Dark and will soon make his OVW debut. Pillman talked about how MLW feels about him working these other promotions when he joined Wrestling Inc. Managing Editor Nick Hausman on The Wrestling Inc Daily podcast.

"OVW has never been restricted to me and neither has AEW. I haven't heard from MLW in a while – I used to talk to them all the time but they don't answer my phone," revealed Pillman. "I'm sure they're cool and there's no hard feelings. I guess everything's that been said has been said and they told me I'm free to chase opportunities outside. I think my contract restricts WWE and NXT and that's it. They know that I know what I'm not allowed to do and sooner or later I'm sure we'll try to come to an agreement where MLW can release me.

"As far as I'm concerned, there's not any guarantee on any shows happening. I understand it's a pandemic and it's just business. There's no hard feelings and I absolutely love that company and wrestling has been nothing but good to me for my whole career."

>He thanked MLW for allowing him to take chances, while also making it clear it's within his legal right to take these booking. Pillman also said he has bills to pay such as rent so he needs to work.

"What a blessing it was for Al Snow to reach out to me on Twitter and text me and give me that opportunity to go down there [to OVW]. To have weekly work during a time like this is such a blessing," said Pillman. "I couldn't imagine a company being able to provide that weekly, professional television. It's real work – I show up to OVW TV my first day and I'm on the job. This is my job and this is my life. I haven't had to go back to a shoot job – knock on wood – over the pandemic and not having to go on unemployment. It's very beneficial for me to stay working and stay sharp in the ring and keep on keeping on."

>Pillman was then pressed by Hausman about whether if would prefer that MLW cut ties with him and be released.
"Yes. If I'm fully transparent since about June 1 I've been actively trying to request my release and free myself of the obligations of MLW," revealed Pillman. "Again, no hard feelings but they have obligations towards me too. They have to have so many shows take place in order for my end of the contract to be valid too. So, I think that would also free them up of some responsibility. I think it would be a win-win situation if they released me. Everybody's gotta a different opinion on what's a win-win situation."

>MLW has produced lots of young talent that have gone on to do big things. Pillman believes he should be allowed to have those same opportunities.

"With this whole pandemic and lockdown, this is a great transition period. We don't have to go back to those old storylines and this is a good time to reset everything and let everybody find a new home to begin to build with. That's why I think it would be a great idea to let people go that wanna go and keep the people that wanna stay and reward those that wanna stay. There shouldn't be any hard feelings and there shouldn't be any friction for those that wanna reach other work," stated Pillman. "I'm sure during a pandemic you can't prevent people from getting work. They're not doing that and they're not preventing me from getting some gigs. But this process is a little bit slower as I transition to try and get a full-time gig. But like I said, it's all business and no hard feelings there."

>Another MLW performer with a famous father is also likely to depart soon as Davey Boy Smith Jr recently revealed his contract is up soonYour text to link.... Pillman went on to discuss the possibility of fellow New Era Hart Foundation member Davey Boy leaving MLW.

"They're not losing or gaining anything by releasing him; I don't know why they keep him on. Also, he only has until December. He can ride it out and everything will be as good as gold," Pillman said before being asked if he wants to continue working with Davey.

"I really enjoyed my time with Davey Boy and that's a memory that will last. I think the storyline we had with the Opera Cup and the prestige behind it, again, giving credit to MLW. It was a decision I was on board with since day one and I love the way that wrestling was presented as a sport there and as a competition. I loved everything about working with MLW but at the same time, I'm really starting to come into my own as a singles competitor and working with different guys in AEW, I'm starting to find my own there too.

"So I think maybe some time away from the Hart Foundation just to kind of find myself would be good for me but I definitely want to return to working with Davey Boy down the road in the future. That's something you can't recreate and you can't force that. That was a very organic composition we had. Obviously with Teddy carrying a huge weight on his shoulders too. Both of those guys took care of me and covered up where I could carry the team. It was a true honor to be a part of that and it was a true honor to be the tag champs with them."

>Brian Pillman Jr.'s OVW debut will air nationally on YTA Network on August 14th. It will be re-released a few days later on OVW's YouTube channel.
https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2020/08/brian-pillman-jr-says-he-is-actively-looking-to-be-released-673251/
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EITAmaniacs !hc1Z1.0piQ - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:52:21 EST rh1YhD/u No.6428815 Reply
>>6428796
this looks bad considering COVID fucked everyone, MLW partnered NOAH and they got one-two wrestlers from them and back in Hammerstone came to NOAH to be in tournament and that's the partnership everyone saw, not gonna mention dg and mlw
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Smash - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:04:28 EST X3HfNDOH No.6428827 Reply
Wild that Guevara has backstage heat for the fortunate botch that’s breathing some life into that stale ass feud with Hardy.
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Midajah - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:12:59 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6428837 Reply
>>6428827
i mean... would you say that it was "wild" that Sami Callihan got heat for the baseball botch that ultimately invigorated his feud with Eddie Edwards?
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Smash - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:25:06 EST X3HfNDOH No.6428886 Reply
>>6428837
That's a reach since the Sami spot was fucking stupid to begin with and he broke Eddie's face, ending the segment immediately. Matt just needed some stitches and the gushing made the bit a lot better than it otherwise would've been.
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Brian Hebner - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 22:27:08 EST jXqG4Qs2 No.6429067 Reply
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>AEW continues to expand its reach in the collectibles market.

>AEW President Tony Khan made an appearance on the Major Wrestling Figure podcast with Matt Cardona and Brian Myers. During their discussion, which largely centered around figures, the trio brought up trading cards. Khan recalled looking at the Beckett catalog when he was younger to find out the value of his cards.

>Myers mentioned that AEW should get into trading cards and Khan said, "It is the move, it's happening. We're gonna do it." Khan didn't provide further details on the deal.

>He did note that WCW trading cards can be seen floating around backstage at AEW events, especially when former WCW wrestlers have shown up to do guest appearances.

>Elsewhere during the interview, Khan confirmed that his head was scanned for a potential action figure. He did note that he "didn't want to do it" and sounded hesitant to do his own figure. Khan has previously said that he doesn't want to be an on-screen character in AEW.

https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/tony-khan-confirms-aew-trading-cards-are-coming-did-have-his-head-scanned-potential-figure
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:12:12 EST TTvnUm7S No.6430139 Reply
>A new report has information on plans for a stipulation to be added to one of the matches at Impact Emergence. Fightful Select reports that the company will be making Jordynne Grace’s rematch against Deonna Purrazzo for the Knockouts Title a 30-minute Iron Woman match. According to the site, the decision was revealed to the roster the day of the taping and that they had to prepare for the match in less than a day.
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Devil Masami - Mon, 10 Aug 2020 22:04:39 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6430475 Reply
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NWA TNA LIVES!

>BREAKING: The United Wrestling Network, @nwa & @Thunder_Inc are partnering to launch a new, live, weekly wrestling PPV series on national cable / satellite TV and streaming on @FiteTV!

>“United Wrestling Network’s Primetime LIVE” will premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 9 pm ET.
https://twitter.com/unitedwrestling/status/1292961700895850496

Corgan being a catty bitch and going head to head with Impact lol
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Desmond Wolfe - Mon, 10 Aug 2020 22:08:46 EST 6F1jz64c No.6430477 Reply
>>6430475
>NWA finally gets a TV deal
fuck yeah
>i have to choose between this and Impact on tuesdays
booo!
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The Gobbledy Gooker - Mon, 10 Aug 2020 22:41:56 EST SEUGJgZH No.6430488 Reply
>>6430475
eh. I liked NWA, but i'm an Impact fan. Knowing Corgan, it'll be on youtube immediately after airing.
It would be nice to see a punctuation mark again.
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Devil Masami - Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:15:12 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6430507 Reply
>>6430483
It's weekly ppv. Like the old weekly tna show from Nashville.
It will be on ppv providers. You can watch it on your tv but you'll be paying week to week
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:21:05 EST o+BTpfHb No.6430646 Reply
>With the safety and health of talents, staff and production crew at the forefront, Ring of Honor Wrestling will return to producing new episodes of the “Ring of Honor Wrestling” television program this August 2020 in the home state of Maryland.

>ROH will adhere to a very stringent protocol as well as the regulations set in place by the Maryland State Athletic Commission. ROH will be instituting the necessary testing and safety measures in a continued effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There will be no fans or staff who are not essential to the production present during these events.

>“Taking care of our people during this difficult time has been and still is our No. 1 priority,” ROH Chief Operating Officer Joe Koff said. “That’s why we have spent many weeks working alongside the Maryland State commission in gearing towards our return to producing wrestling action. The strictest of protocols, testing and measures will be in place to assure us of this directive.”

>Ring of Honor’s last events were the cancelled 18th Anniversary and Past vs Present shows in Las Vegas last March 13th and 14th. Since then, the company has opted to cease taping operations until there was a safe way to resume. These new tapings will pick up right where ROH left off with a focus on the ROH Pure Title Tournament, which had been originally scheduled for April.

>>6430507
Correct. In any event, we'll try to stream this in /wooo/tube 2. If it's uploaded later on Youtube, that might be easier but we'll see.
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Devil Masami - Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:36:30 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6430651 Reply
>>6430646
>Alex Shelley to Impact
>Tasha Steelz to Impact
>Nicole Savoy to AEW
>Session Moth unable to travel
>Doug Williams unable to travel
>NWA crossovers get gutted

Damn. They were safe but they lost out on so many talents they were bringing in to revitalize the Pure Title and Womens Divisions
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Diamond Dallas Page - Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:38:57 EST Ybchf0OF No.6430652 Reply
>>6430651

>revitalize the Womens Division

That would imply the Womens Division was ever vital at any time.
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Devil Masami - Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:24:55 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6430719 Reply
>>6430646
>It was reported by Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Live that the ROH TV tapings will be unlike anything fans have seen in pro wrestling.

>There's no word yet no exactly what they have planned, but it was also said that hardcore fans, as in dedicated fans, will be pleased with ROH's upcoming efforts. Alvarez also said he was told that if hardcore fans feel like they've been missing something from their pro wrestling as of late, then they will really enjoy what goes down at the tapings later this month.
https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2020/08/roh-reportedly-has-major-plans-for-upcoming-tv-tapings-673420/

what will it be wooo?
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Hydra - Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:29:16 EST 6lubTvqQ No.6430724 Reply
>>6430720
Not very long, nj, I'm assuming this is only happening because of the pandemic
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Rizokahn - Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:56:27 EST hTSUcuhc No.6430785 Reply
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>>6430651
Savoy seems to still be working ROH events.

Gresham is hinting at something with the Pure Title for tomorrow, which is gonna be what they're starting up again during these tapings.
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Hollywood - Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:49:55 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6431295 Reply
>>6424953
anyone else get the feeling that MLW is not going to be on TV and go straight to streaming?

>Deadline.com reported this evening that Major League Wrestling signed a deal with Fubo for MLW Fusion to be carried weekly on Thursdays at 10 PM EST with a replay of the previous week's episode preceding it at 9 PM EST. This is the latest deal the promotion has signed in recent weeks, placing MLW on the streaming service, which has picked up major steam in recent months, including deals with Disney/ESPN and more. Fubo was praised by Forbes last year, which predicted the platform would be a billion dollar property. It's had quite a few investors behind it, including Univision and AMC, having raised $200 million in funding.

>PWInisider.com is told this deal would not be a replacement for BeIN Sport but is one of several recently made, including MLW's deal with DAZN, designed to place the promotion on platforms that appeal to younger fans as they are more likely to be on platforms that stream content as opposed to traditional linear TV outlets.
“At a time when sports are in high demand we’re thrilled to add Major League Wrestling to our lineup on fubo Sports Network,” Ben Grad, head of content strategy and acquisition for fuboTV told Deadline. “MLW features some of the best quality fighting out there, and consumers will be able to watch it all for free on fubo Sports Network.

>Fubo is available on more than 75 million devices and can be stramed on Pluto TV, the Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, Plex and other outlets, as well as Fubosportsnetwork.com.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 13 Aug 2020 12:11:32 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6431325 Reply
>Cody’s request to trademark Bash at the Beach has been hit with another hurdle as the USPTO denied his request to reconsider. The Patent and Trademark Office has issued a denial of Cody’s request to reconsider the refusal for his trademark filing.

>The initial trademark filing was refused because there was a high chance of confusing it with WWE’s trademark on “The Bash.” Cody filed asking for reconsideration. The record notes that the reconsideration request was denied on July 21st for the following reason:

>The trademark examining attorney has carefully reviewed applicant’s request and determined the request did not: (1) raise a new issue, (2) resolve all the outstanding issue(s), (3) provide any new or compelling evidence with regard to the outstanding issue(s), or (4) present analysis and arguments that were persuasive or shed new light on the outstanding issue(s).

>The applicant’s arguments with regard to other terms such as “FIGHT”, “ROCK”, and “STAR” being used by multiple entities is unconvincing for a number of reasons. Each term has several uses with several owners in different fields. The term “BASH” has one registrant for wrestling-related services in International Class 41, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. The services in question are identical in part. Finally, the applicant’s mark simply adds a venue to the registrant’s mark.

>Please find Internet evidence attached showing applicant’s knowledge of an old mark owned by World Championship Wrestling, Inc. for BASH AT THE BEACH. Regardless of applicant’s knowledge of possible confusion between the now-expired registration, the likely confusion between the registrant’s mark, THE BASH, and the applicant’s mark, BASH AT THE BEACH, remains a sound basis for refusal under Section 2(d) where the formative portions of the mark and the services are identical in part.

>>6431295
I mean they've already got their TV deal with BeIN Sports. They're just expanding their digital distribution but it's not a bad idea at this time when more people are watching on streaming services than on TV.
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Hollywood - Thu, 13 Aug 2020 12:30:20 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6431330 Reply
>>6431325
>I mean they've already got their TV deal with BeIN Sports
which has been getting pre-empted:

>PWInsider.com is told there may likely be additional preemptions in coming weeks and that there should be another timeslot for the series announced very soon.
feels like they're in the boat Impact was in with the Pursuit Network.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 13 Aug 2020 12:39:37 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6431338 Reply
>>6431330
Hence why they're expanding their digital distribution to make up for those pre-emptions. I got a feeling they'll end up on a different network after their deal with BeIN ends though I dunno where unless they just stay solely online.
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Hollywood - Thu, 13 Aug 2020 12:47:42 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6431339 Reply
>>6431338
realistically, i can't see them going to any network that would be an "upgrade"
They're on saturday nights on a low level channel, haven't been able to run shows for months, are low budget and keep losing their guys to AEW and WWE and Impact.

If Impact and NWA struggled to find TV deals and WWE/AEW already dominate the market, I can't see a major channel bidding for them... especially with covid ravaging every corporation's budgets.

that's why I feel like the fubo/pluto tv/dazn deals all feel like lifeboats. i feel like mlw might end up hovering around the Championship Wrestling From Hollywood level
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Hajime Ohara - Thu, 13 Aug 2020 22:41:02 EST bTZFvTbr No.6431709 Reply
> AEW has released three roster members: Jimmy Havoc, Bea Priestley and Sadie Gibbs, confirmed by Dave Meltzer.

> As of this time, the reasons for the releases are not known.

> With Havoc, the company released a statement on June 19th that they would evaluate his status in the company after he completed rehabilitation for both mental health and substance abuse challenges. The 36-year-old born James Mcahren was accused of rape, abusive behavior, and assault as part of the #SpeakingOut movement and in their previous statement, AEW said they were aware of the allegations.

> The 24-year-old Priestley had eight matches in AEW over the span of a year with the last one coming in a tag match on the March 11th Dynamite.

> The 28-year-old Gibbs had three matches in AEW dating back to August 31 of 2019 and none in 2020. Her last appearance was in a tag match on the October 30th Dark. Of the three, she is the only one to acknowledge the release on social media, thanking the company for the opportunity.
https://www.f4wonline.com/aew-news/aew-releases-jimmy-havoc-bea-priestley-and-sadie-gibbs-317536
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Verne Gagne - Fri, 14 Aug 2020 04:19:30 EST NQLCELKx No.6431765 Reply
>>6431717
Stuck in the UK and was being paid to do nothing. Tony doesn't want to pay people to stay at home and do nothing for long stretches of time, unlike Vince and the WWE.
It does make me wonder if some or all of the joshi wrestlers living in Japan could be released next? Or how are their contracts figured out, paid by appearance only or what? Because they might have different deals since they've continued to work in Japan since the lockdown and all that.
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Rizokahn - Fri, 14 Aug 2020 12:05:20 EST hTSUcuhc No.6431851 Reply
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>Per Observer, Delirious is back as ROH Head Booker and Marty is "on hiatus".
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 14 Aug 2020 12:07:56 EST TTvnUm7S No.6431853 Reply
>>6431851
Well that sucks but I'm not surprised. ROH was heading in a good direction at the beginning of 2020 but its momentum got cut by COVID-19. Should be interesting to see how Delirious books their upcoming TV tapings.
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Mustafa Said - Fri, 14 Aug 2020 13:26:07 EST EWjApqbb No.6431888 Reply
>>6431887

He technically didn't do anything wrong but what he still did was really fucked up morally
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Rizokahn - Fri, 14 Aug 2020 22:59:56 EST hTSUcuhc No.6432181 Reply
Further stuff about the ROH tapings including their testing protocol.

>The company announced it will hold tapings for the “Ring of Honor Wrestling” television show this month in Maryland. The focus of the tapings will be the Pure Title tournament, which had originally been scheduled to begin in April.

>To help ensure the safety of the talent, staff and crew, no fans will be permitted to the event and only those who are essential to the production will be present. ROH is adhering to stringent medical and administrative protocols instituted by the Maryland State Athletic Commission.

>Here are several key components of the commission’s comprehensive COVID-19 testing protocols:

>* Two weeks prior to the event, talent and referees are required to undergo the first NMT (nasal mid-turbinate) molecular PCR swab test.

>* Within three days of the event, talent and referees will be required to undergo a second NMT molecular PCR swab test. They must be immediately isolated/sequestered after undergoing the second test. Separate hotel accommodations and separate eating arrangements will be required for participants, who must remain isolated until arriving at the event to work.

>* On the day of the event (or, in the case of wrestling activity spanning more than one day, on the last day of the individual engaging in competition or participation), talent and referees will be required to undergo a third NMT molecular PCR swab test. The third test is being required for contact tracing being conducted by, and being documented by, the commission. The commission considers contact tracing to be essential to reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

>* All individuals entering the venue must have his or her temperature taken and recorded at the door via an infrared thermometer. No one will be permitted entry into the venue with a temperature reading of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

>* Any individual other than the participants who is either working in the ring enclosure area or physically interacting with participants (i.e. an athletic trainer) must undergo the second and third NMT molecular PCR swab tests in the respective time frames. All such individuals other than the ring announcer will be required to wear a mask covering both the nose and mouth at all times.

>* All other individuals present at the venue in any capacity will be required to wear a mask covering both the nose and mouth at all times and to maintain a social distance from each other of at least six feet at all times.


>The Pure tournament is going to happen during their tournament with 16 competitors. Currently involved are Jay Lethal, Jonathan Gresham, Matt Sydal, David Finlay, Tracy Williams, Josh Woods and Wheeler Yuta. Due to travel restrictions, Doug Williams, Mark Haskins, Slex, Joe Hendry, Yuji Nagata and Ren Narita were forced to withdraw.
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Jonathan Coachman - Mon, 17 Aug 2020 07:38:50 EST Ynl+K5T5 No.6432937 Reply
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Anyone know anything about these IMPACT pick ups?
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Mike Quackenbush - Mon, 17 Aug 2020 07:44:56 EST GqRU12lI No.6432938 Reply
>>6432937
no, but you just reminded me of the guy who got signed to Impact after winning Gut Check
where the hell is he?
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 17 Aug 2020 07:59:48 EST o+BTpfHb No.6432940 Reply
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Here's the schedule for Dynamite for the next month due to the NBA playoffs. Dynamite will air in /wooo/tube 2 and /wooo/alt 2 this week due to NXT TakeOver XXX but it will be back in /wooo/tube and /wooo/alt when it airs on Thursdays.

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 17-08-2020 08:02:20
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Jonathan Coachman - Mon, 17 Aug 2020 08:01:10 EST Ynl+K5T5 No.6432941 Reply
>>6432938
He's still tweeting IMPACT stuff and has it in his bio so I'm guessing he's sat at home until they have something for him. Dude had a good look. Maybe they should bring him in as someone's muscle.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 17 Aug 2020 09:32:51 EST o+BTpfHb No.6432964 Reply
>>6432937
That's Benjamin Carter, Tre Lamar, and Lee Moriarty. They're indie wrestlers from the midwest and have recently wrestled for GCW but they're not bad. Alex Shelley made a follow up tweet and said they're gonna have matches on Xplosion.

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 17-08-2020 09:33:34
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Horace - Mon, 17 Aug 2020 16:00:33 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6433251 Reply
>>6426877
>>6428796
problems escalating...
St. Laurent comments on Davey Boy Smith Jr.
MLW’s head of wrestling operations speaks on the record.

>Jared St. Laurent spoke with MLW.com today regarding recent conduct by Davey Boy Smith Jr.:
“I want to address some misinformation put out there. I had talks with Impact about Davey Boy possibly crossing over and doing some dates. We had a very positive conversation with Impact. Scott D’Amore and Impact were great to deal with and we were absolutely open to it. We gave Davey several options for how we could make this work as well as help him out financially during the pandemic. Davey opted to do nothing, unfortunately. It could’ve been a win/win for all 3 parties. It’s a shame but that is the full story.

On a personal level, I’ve known Davey for almost 2 decades. It’s sad to see him elect to end his tenure with yet another company on such a sour note.”
https://mlw.com/2020/08/14/st-laurent-comments-on-davey-boy-smith-jr/
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 19 Aug 2020 12:02:53 EST TTvnUm7S No.6433977 Reply
Here's a spoiler for ROH's TV tapings this week:

>Impact Wrestling's EC3 is in Baltimore and will be debuting for Ring of Honor at this week's TV tapings, PWInsider.com has confirmed with multiple sources.

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 19-08-2020 12:03:37
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Francine - Wed, 26 Aug 2020 14:02:33 EST jEGuiRVR No.6436647 Reply
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This is your rumoured BFG card. You suspect Moose will face EC3 too but maybe they'll be part of the Rumble.

Also Matt Striker and Don will be providing commentary for Xplosion now? Seems weird for a nothing show but maybe they're testing them out. I personally don't mind Josh and his wife but Josh seems to be one the main low points for people giving IMPACT a(nother) shot.
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Prince Iaukea - Wed, 26 Aug 2020 15:43:12 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6436691 Reply
>>6436682
pretty reliable and SRS has lots of connections to the Impact roster. Plus they've already taped all the eps leading up to BFG so if that's the case, someone probably leaked what was being built to. But there's a couple of notable things:

>there's only 6 matches listed so there's room for at least 1 more match, possibly 2
>Moose vs EC3: I imagine its still a lock for BFG but it might be built in vignettes and not in-ring stuff
>Sami Callihan not having a big role on the show
>presuming the 6 way division match is: Rohit, Chris Bey, Willie Mack, TJP, Falla Bah maybe? Suicide probably
>presuming a lot of the Wrestlehouse and ECW vets are in the Rumble
>last year's rumble had some intergender stuff but since Tessa left, they've really downplayed that and I'm surprised there isn't a 2nd Knockouts match.
>no showcase for the Rascalz either
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Francine - Wed, 26 Aug 2020 16:24:19 EST jEGuiRVR No.6436716 Reply
>>6436707
I think Ken Shamrock fighting for the title is the only thing that seems crappy. I guess they're doing it because Ken was the first recognised TNA champion and possibly retiring. I think we might get some TNA alumni stuff and we get the TNA ONO show in December maybe?

>>6436691
I think Sami will be doing something and it's time to do something else with the Rascalz. It could be time to let all 3 go solo. Maybe after a break up feud. I think Trey & Wentz in particular need to be moving onto new things sooner than later.
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Prince Iaukea - Wed, 26 Aug 2020 16:30:35 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6436718 Reply
>>6436716
>I guess they're doing it because Ken was the first recognised TNA champion and possibly retiring.
Shamrock is also still technically the Hall of Fame inductee this year

>we get the TNA ONO show in December maybe
eh, I think we've moved past it. The payoff to that show was supposed to be Moose as TNA champ anyway: https://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/moose-tna-title-plans-changed-pandemic-covid/#.X0bFt9NKit8

the only things we've have not gotten from that show were 1) a King of the Mountain match (and that's probably for the best) 2.) a Scott Steiner match (and I'd rather he be healthy than wrestle) and 3.) an Aces & 8s reunion, which would have been funny but... like KOTM its for the best to leave it in the past.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 27 Aug 2020 14:38:06 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6436952 Reply
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Trailer is out for Primetime Live - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-u-ZZgXut8

Besides Thunder Rosa appearing, the first match announced for the first PPV is Alexander Hammerstone defending the West Coast Pro Championship against EJ Sparks.
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Gorilla Monsoon - Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:02:39 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6436964 Reply
>>6436952
>Alexander Hammerstone
kek

there is going to be so much petty shitflinging between Corgan and Court Bauer over their NWA & MLW contracts and being unable to justify locking people down to bad deals while COVID rages.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 27 Aug 2020 16:37:39 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6436990 Reply
>>6436964
I don't see the issue considering they're both letting their wrestlers work for other promotions like Thunder Rosa and Brian Pillman Jr. in AEW.
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Gorilla Monsoon - Thu, 27 Aug 2020 16:49:25 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6436998 Reply
>>6436990
Pillman wants out of MLW: >>6428796
The only reason he's working these AEW shows is because there are no MLW shows but if and when MLW runs again, he'll get pulled. Bauer restructured the deals to prevent another MJF/Jimmy Havoc/Tony Schiavone situation from happening again.

Bauer is full of shit and he only works with other promotions begrudgingly. People shouldn't take anything he says at face value.

And both of him and Corgan have tried to play with "exclusive" contracts that don't match anywhere near what bigger feds can offer. They're only going to play nice with each other and share a guy like Hammerstone while COVID derails all their plans but as soon as there's an opportunity to lock someone down for more money, they wil go right back to fighting with each other.

(Not to mention Bauer & Dave Lagana HATED each other and Bauer buried him for years on his podcast. I can't imagine he's suddenly friendly with Corgan just cuz Lagan got me too'ed)
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Nicky - Thu, 27 Aug 2020 16:49:37 EST cfOXxE22 No.6436999 Reply
>>6436995
You realise Excalibur would tell you to fuck off if he saw you defending him with shit like this?
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Gorilla Monsoon - Thu, 27 Aug 2020 16:52:34 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6437000 Reply
>>6436995
>you really thought this was gonna fly
lol you suck so much lmao

nb
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 09:21:39 EST TTvnUm7S No.6438406 Reply
>The ROH Pure Title tournament begins airing on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” the weekend of Sept. 12 (Sept. 15 in /wooo/tube) and will play out over eight weeks. Thirteen competitors have been revealed thus far: Jay Lethal, Jonathan Gresham, Dalton Castle, Matt Sydal, Tracy Williams, Kenny King, David Finlay, Rocky Romero, PJ Black, Josh Woods, and independent stars Tony Deppen, Wheeler Yuta and Rust Taylor.

>The final three competitors will be announced on “ROH Week By Week,” which drops on YouTube this Monday at 1 p.m. ET. One of the final entrants is another outstanding independent wrestler. There will be alternate competitors in each of the tournament’s two blocks in case any of the participants are unable to compete.

>As previously announced, there will be three judges for each match and time-limit draws will go to a judges’ decision. ROH Director of Operations Gary Juster will be one of the judges. Juster has previous experience in that capacity, as he served as a judge for the famous NWA World Title Match between Ric Flair and Sting on the first “Clash of the Champions” broadcast in 1988. Also, once a Pure Champion is crowned, the title can change hands via disqualification and countout.

Should be interesting to see who the final 3 competitors and the alternates are.
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Rhett Titus - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 11:35:34 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6438442 Reply
>>6438406
>there will be three judges for each match and time-limit draws will go to a judges’ decision.

this never works unless it specifically leads to a judge screwing over a wrestler and becoming the manager for the guy he helped win.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 13:08:49 EST TTvnUm7S No.6438455 Reply
>Sports Illustrated reports that Major League Wrestling will return in November with new episodes of MLW on BeIN Sports, DAZN and Fubo, which will be taped in October. It had been on hiatus for most of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MLW CEO Court Bauer gave details about the company’s return in a new interview - https://www.si.com/wrestling/2020/08/31/mlw-court-bauer-tv-return-november. Here are highlights:

>On MLW finally making its return: “The hibernation is over. We’ll air in November on a weeknight in primetime on Fubo Sports Network, and our content will also be available on DAZN, which includes exclusive content, and Saturday nights on beIN. As for the filming, we’re not going to publicly announce our location. If fans were to show up, it would just cause a wave of complications with the COVID protocol, but we are very excited to return for our fans.”

>On how they’re being safe during the COVID-19 pandemic: “We hired a COVID Compliance Officer, Mike Kitlas, and there will be frequent testing. We’re going to test before everyone gets on a plane, when they land, and then again during the tapings. We’ll be cleaning the trucks and the set every day. We have a protocol to follow, and we will ensure that guidelines will be met to keep everyone safe. That will include scheduling, transportation, locker room social distancing, and wearing masks, which will apply for talent, staff, and production.”

>On the advantage of a long break: “We’re going to have more of a Raging Bull setting. We’ve had the luxury to see what works in this era. Our competitors have been forced due to contractual obligations to put programming on the air every night of the week. For us, from a creative perspective, we have been able to recharge, assess and determine the best way to move forward. That is really going to enhance our viewing experience. We’ll have top talent from MLW and beyond. We learned during this break who had our back, and I think people will be very surprised by what opportunities have been borne from that.”
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Rhett Titus - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 13:20:57 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6438466 Reply
>>6438455
>We’ve had the luxury to see what works in this era. Our competitors have been forced due to contractual obligations to put programming on the air every night of the week. For us, from a creative perspective, we have been able to recharge, assess and determine the best way to move forward.... We learned during this break who had our back, and I think people will be very surprised by what opportunities have been borne from that.

Court is so full of shit its annoying.
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Rizokahn - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 13:46:32 EST hTSUcuhc No.6438472 Reply
>>6438406
They've announced Delirious, Silas Young and Fred Yehi as the final three.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 16:13:56 EST TTvnUm7S No.6438517 Reply
>>6438472
Yehi is a no brainer. I hope he faces Jonathan Gresham since they've had some great matches in NOVA Pro. Silas Young is fine and I guess Delirious will have a comedy match and go out in the first round.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 02 Sep 2020 10:38:35 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6439557 Reply
>>6439499
I'm not expecting it to be a great match but Nick Aldis is a solid worker and Bennett is a decent heel.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 02 Sep 2020 13:09:50 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6439591 Reply
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>BALTIMORE, MD – Ring of Honor Wrestling is proud to announce the creation of ROH Best On The Planet, a new digital-first 24/7 linear network that will offer Ring of Honor Wrestling content 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

>“This is in line with our mission to be the most engaging promotion for all wrestling fans with the easiest accessibility to the absolute Best Wrestling On The Planet. ROH Best On The Planet provides us another unique platform to maximize exposure and fan experience,” ROH COO Joe Koff said.

>ROH Best On The Planet will deliver a non-stop schedule of ROH programming, including brand new and past episodes of Ring of Honor's flagship television series, as well as past On Tour and Pay Per View events featuring ROH stars performing in some of the most memorable matches in wrestling history. ROH Best on the Planet is the 24/7 destination for the high-flying stars and hard-hitting action of Ring of Honor Wrestling. Additional content will be regularly added to ROH Best On The Planet, allowing fans to experience the Best Wrestling On The Planet” anytime they want.

>ROH Best On The Planet has already debuted on STIRR - https://stirr.com/, an ad-supported, live streaming service created by ROH's parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group, with additional distribution partners to be announced.

>“Ring of Honor Wrestling showcases the ‘most authentic’ professional wrestling, where #HonorIsReal” Koff added. “At ROH, we cultivate a diverse and innovative wrestling environment that has a strong and extremely loyal following. Our fans are our No. 1 stakeholders, and launching this network is another way we aim to return as much value possible to them.”

>ROH Best On The Planet can be found on STIRR Channel 357. Ring of Honor is working with Stadium on the distribution of ROH Best On The Planet.

So it's basically like Impact's channel on Pluto TV but cool to make it free to watch I guess.
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Brian Adams - Wed, 02 Sep 2020 13:40:26 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6439604 Reply
>>6439591
> free to watch
there will still be ads. STIRR is Sinclair's competitor to PlutoTV, but i have no idea if its just a bunch of right wing commercials that fall in line with Sinclair's political agenda.

I've watched some ROH on Stadium, their streaming sports player and its mostly just loops of commercials for other programming on Stadium.
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Brian Adams - Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:02:34 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6439651 Reply
>>6438960
speaking of the NWA...

https://twitter.com/nwa/status/1300980178806616065
https://twitter.com/nwa/status/1297333140269170688

Now that Dave Lagana is gone, whoever is running their social media has no idea what they're doing and is spending their time arguing with trolls.

Lagana deserved to be called out during #SpeakingOut but I just don't know how the NWA can push forward without him. Lagana was Corgan's "Jeremy Borash" and handled their social media and video production. It just won't be the same without him.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 12:47:53 EST o+BTpfHb No.6440124 Reply
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MLW news:

>MLW is reportedly undergoing some changes when it returns to TV this fall. As previously reported, MLW will be returning to TV with new episodes in November on BeIN Sports, DAZN and Fubo, with the first episodes being taped in October. PWInsider reports that the series will have some changes when it does arrive, including a new name and a new debut date.

>According to the site, the current plan is to have new episodes debut on primetime on a day that is not yet confirmed. The show will debut first on Fubo, which is available for free across several platforms and devices. The BeIN Sport airing will essentially be a replay of the Fubo TV episode. MLW will also move ahead with original content and specials on DAZN, which will also add a “significant” amount of the MLW library to the service.

>The plan is to get the company on as many platforms as possible for maximum accessibility for fans. The idea is that streaming platforms are better suited to pro wrestling and supports the business better than traditional TV, which is more set in its ways.

>MLW has announced that current National Openweight Champion Alexander Hammerstone is the new face of JBL Speakers. In a press release, the company stated that Hammerstone will be featured in a new national campaign for the product after recently filming commercials in New York City.

>“Everyone knows the immense pride I take in climbing to the top of MLW and representing the company as the national champion,” said Hammerstone. “Now branching out and representing in this national campaign just adds to that. I hope to continuing building new relationships in the future and continuing to represent as the franchise player.”

>MLW notes that the commercial campaign is set to release later this year. The announcement comes on the heels of MLW announcing that it will return in November with new episodes on BeIN Sports, DAZN and Fubo.
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David Lagana - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 12:52:57 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6440125 Reply
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>>6440124
>The idea is that streaming platforms are better suited to pro wrestling and supports the business better than traditional TV, which is more set in its ways.

This is Court Bauer spin for: "we can't get a better deal than beIN sports and they keep pre empting us and taking us off the schedule."

If streaming is better than traditional TV, why is WWE, AEW, Impact, ROH and the NWA still treating traditional TV as the lifeblood with streaming as the backup?
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 13:51:46 EST o+BTpfHb No.6440141 Reply
>>6440125
WWE and AEW have big television contracts, Impact and ROH are owned by television companies, and NWA is working with the United Wrestling Network for doing weekly IPPVs starting in 2 weeks though I'm not sure what the logistics of that deal are. It sucks for MLW they're getting pre-empted but television should be the main goal for a major promotion with streaming platforms helping to supplement their television program.
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David Lagana - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 13:58:42 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6440146 Reply
>>6440141
>though I'm not sure what the logistics of that deal are
for the nwa? Its the same boat as CMLL and DTU's iPPVs: they can't charge tickets to their audience during covid, so they're asking them to pay (a reasonable) weekly price for "virtual admittance" to their shows.
Supposedly, Powerrr did enough to drive FITE TV sales for their quarterly PPVs and they could sell out their small studio venue.
this is the only way to bring in revenue while still producing wrestling content.

The advantage that NWA has over MLW is they have Dave Marquez who 1.) has done years of producing live tv and has cheap (free?) access to a studio 2.) Billy Corgan has more money than Court Bauer.

without ticket sales, MLW is not bringing in enough money. Meltz said the ticket sales were worth more than the tv deal
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 15:08:10 EST o+BTpfHb No.6440172 Reply
>>6440146
It makes economic sense for NWA to do IPPVs since they don't have a weekly television deal for Powerrr but they do have the resources for IPPVs since Billy has the money and Dave has the production capabilities and venue available to do it. Only problem being that they'll have competition from Impact and NXT if they stay on Tuesdays.

MLW isn't going to survive without a big investment that can help get a better TV deal. I know ViacomCBS were in talks with MLW in February but nothing has come from that but it wouldn't surprise me if they or another television company bought them out.
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David Lagana - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 15:19:36 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6440179 Reply
>>6440172
>I know ViacomCBS were in talks with MLW in February
was there any verification of that? That seemed like Bauer feeding stuff to dirtsheets
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 15:23:25 EST o+BTpfHb No.6440181 Reply
>>6440179
Not sure but dirtsheets like PWInsider picked up on it though there wasn't any other details besides that MLW executives met with ViacomCBS executives in New York. PWInsider also did say they were also in talks with Amazon and Showtime (which is owned by ViacomCBS) but who the hell knows what's true or not coming from Court.
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David Lagana - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 15:24:14 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6440182 Reply
>>6440181
every PWI report about MLW reads like they're just printing a transcript direct from Court
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 16:20:54 EST o+BTpfHb No.6440223 Reply
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>Major League Wrestling today announced the signing of Kevin Ku as the league advances in its restart set for this Fall.

>“My excitement for signing with MLW cannot be understated,” said Ku. “I truly believe that they are one of the last raw wrestling companies who foster an environment of realness that’s missing from the world of pro wrestling. I can’t wait to bring my brand of violence and bring MLW to new heights and win championship gold.”

>Employing rapid-fire striking and an unrelenting offensive assault, Kevin Ku is a ferocious fighter.

>“Kevin has all of the qualities I look for when we recruit our athletes,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer. “He’s the perfect fit for the restart and I look forward to seeing his debut this Fall.”

>Advocating a “violence is forever’ mantra, Kevin Ku backs it up in the ring. A versatile athlete with a background in karate and Olympic weightlifting, Ku is an experienced singles and tag team competitor who can quickly shift from a technical fight game to scrapping in brawls in a flash.”
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Jolly Roger - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 17:30:13 EST B0mVoJs4 No.6440267 Reply
>>6440182
This was made obvious when Dave reported Killer Kross was at an MLW show shitting on IMPACT and all the MLW guys thought he was super cool.
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 17:44:59 EST M1ahJWky No.6440272 Reply
>>6440182
I feel like not only did Court pay PWI to put Jacob Fatu in the top 25 but he probably also paid them to NOT put Impact wrestlers there
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Jimmy Jacobs - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 18:15:16 EST zl40nmQP No.6440281 Reply
>>6440223
did mlw ever sign dom garrini because 1) violence is forever is a cool tag team and 2) personally dominic garrini's character of being a legit shooter BJJ guy (but also only a purple belt) is some high level inokism shit
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Averno - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 18:25:01 EST F4Q8qUGZ No.6440283 Reply
>>6440267
That was my favorite wrestling "news" I read back then. They literally printed about how the MLW locker room thought Killer Kross was super cool andhe was talking shit about all the Impact wrestlers.

Kross is friends with most of the Impact roster lol. It was such carny Court bullshit.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 04 Sep 2020 08:06:41 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6440668 Reply
>>6440281
Yeah Dom got signed to MLW last year so we'll probably see them team up there eventually.
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Ken Patera - Mon, 07 Sep 2020 18:19:55 EST rqbeZnm6 No.6442956 Reply
>>6442887
Didn't realize Delirious was still there. Thought he got shitcanned for Marty.
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Alex Riley - Mon, 07 Sep 2020 18:26:35 EST hcUFcp+9 No.6442960 Reply
>>6442956
Delirious was never fired as a wrestler. He was replaced by Marty as booker, but Marty is on “hiatus” because of speaking out so Delirious is the booker again
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Phantasio - Tue, 08 Sep 2020 09:43:16 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6443262 Reply
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>As PWInsider.com broke on 8/10, Marquez's United Wrestling Network and The National Wrestling Alliance will be launching a new, weekly 90-minute live PPV series titled United Wrestling Network's Primetime Live, airing on Tuesday nights from California's Thunder Studio on all PPV providers and FITE.TV.

>PWInsider.com is told that the primary booking team for the endeavor will be NWA Champion Nick Aldis, Marquez and Aron Stevens (aka the former Damian Sandow in WWE) and will effectively bring back fresh NWA content after the promotion paused production on NWA Powerrr. Obviously, NWA President Billy Corgan will have a say in the NWA-centric content and matches.

>The Primetime Live PPV series will be presented in an empty arena setting with Thunder Studios setting the COVID-19 safety protocols, according to a press release issued on 8/10. The PPV series will be the biggest undertaking in the history of Marquez's career in professional wrestling, which has included promoting events all over the world, including China and overseeing the United Wrestling Network's umbrella of "Championship Wrestling From..." promotions, most notably the Championship Wrestling from Hollywood series, which will resume production of new episodes later this month as well.
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>Championship Wrestling from Hollywood returned to TV with new, original in-ring content this past weekend, airing nationally on YouToo America (YTA) as well as the Z Channel and other markets via local syndication.
>The episodes were taped in an empty arena format and were the first episodes under new booker Aron Stevens aka the former Damian Sandow in WWE.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:04:05 EST o+BTpfHb No.6443282 Reply
>>6438406
The alternates and other two judges have been announced:

>2019 Top Prospect Tournament winner Dak Draper and Brian Johnson have been named alternates.

>Former Women of Honor World Champion Sumie Sakai and ROH Dojo coach Will Ferrara will serve as judges along with ROH Director of Operations Gary Juster, who was announced as a judge last week. If any matches go the time limit, the three judges will determine a winner.

>>6442887
Would be interesting if the finals ended up being Gresham vs. Lethal.

>>6443262
Didn't realize Aron Stevens was on NWA's booking team and the head booker for CWFH but good for him. Looking forward to seeing how Primetime Live does and compares to Powerrr.


This post was edited by C_Higgy on 08-09-2020 11:07:29
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Greg The Hammer Valentine - Wed, 09 Sep 2020 02:08:56 EST msMEiaKI No.6443865 Reply
>>6443262
>NWA going live when they're seemingly forming a relationship with AEW

hmmm
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Jaki Numazawa - Thu, 10 Sep 2020 18:41:37 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6444633 Reply
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MLW TV MOVING TO WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
>Major League Wrestling ("MLW") is moving nights. Starting next week, fans can tune in to fubo Sports Network Wednesday nights at 7pm ET to watch the latest major league action with a replay at 10pm ET.
"Moving to a weeknight and in prime time was one of our goals with The Restart," said Court Bauer, MLW CEO & Founder. "fubo Sports offers us two great windows to catch the realest wrestling in the sport while placing us on over 75 million screens."

>fubo Sports Network is a live free-to-consumer TV network featuring sports stories on and off the field.

>Available on over 75 million devices; consumers can stream fubo Sports Network for free on Pluto TV, LG Channels, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Vizio Channels, Plex and XUMO as well as through fuboTV’s subscription service and on fubosportsnetwork.com.

>fubo Sports Network features original programming, live sports and programming from partners including: MLW, USA Today, FanDuel, The Players Tribune, Stadium, VSiN, Campus Lore and many more.

if you're not sure what this means: it premieres as a stream on pluto tv and other devices, will air on TV on saturday nights and the On-Demand moves to DAZN, no longer on youtube
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Teddy Hart - Thu, 10 Sep 2020 18:59:00 EST ceJjOXwT No.6444645 Reply
>>6443865
Why do you care? So you can suddenly band wagon nwa like the colossal fucking faggot that you are?
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Wahoo McDaniel - Thu, 10 Sep 2020 22:45:20 EST S7IWEvDh No.6444979 Reply
>>6444633
So does this mean MLW, AEW and NXT are all fighting over Wednesdays?
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 11 Sep 2020 08:39:16 EST o+BTpfHb No.6445056 Reply
>>6444979
With a replay after AEW and NXT. If this means they're no longer adding episodes to Youtube, then we'll find a way to schedule it then.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 14 Sep 2020 08:11:36 EST HWYsl/vq No.6445647 Reply
>>6445056
Nvm it looks like they'll still have episodes on Youtube but that it's airing on Fubo a few days before it airs on Youtube.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:31:25 EST HWYsl/vq No.6445678 Reply
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The commentary team for Primetime Live will be NWA's Joe Galli and CWFH's Todd Keneley calling the action from San Antonio and Los Angeles respectively.

And the main event for next week's Primetime Live will be Thunder Rosa defending the NWA World Women's Championship against Priscilla Kelly.
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El Hijo del Ice Cream - Mon, 14 Sep 2020 18:06:05 EST z3EcqdEs No.6445788 Reply
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I'll check it out wbu?
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Rizokahn - Mon, 14 Sep 2020 18:23:23 EST hTSUcuhc No.6445797 Reply
>>6445788
I watched the episode and it's a good one. Worth watching it on the tubes tomorrow.
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Hiroshi Tanahashi - Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:56:14 EST nVBpeOcB No.6445962 Reply
Just watched the first episode of the ROH Pure Title Tournament and it was better than any TV WWE, AEW, Impact or MLW have put out in the 2 years IMO. If ROH keeps going with this type of presentation style it's possible they can pick up steam again.
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The Warlord - Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:01:46 EST hfWlpRie No.6445971 Reply
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The ROH Pure tournament so far is so very sports-driven, and it's so fun to watch. So different than what any American fed is doing right now. I hope they can keep some elements of this after everything starts going back to normal, like the time & combatant graphic.
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Jake The Snake Roberts - Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:09:46 EST F4Q8qUGZ No.6445975 Reply
>>6445962
I'm glad for them. I'm happy that all these wrestling companies are finding a pocket to focus on.

ROH: Pure wrestling presentation
Impact: Storyline/character heavy work with some comedy
AEW: Big match feel/High flying/
GCW: Deathmatch/Extreme/Hardcore
NWA: Old School/Studio style
WWE: LED lights for grandparents and babies
NXT: PWG but worse
MLW: We will have to see. I would say a more sports like presentation I guess. It's more just Court picking up the scraps

It's almost a bit bloated in North America and I wouldn't mind seeing WWE take a couple dozen of there wrestling shows off the air.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:01:38 EST o+BTpfHb No.6445985 Reply
>>6445975
Each promotion finding its own niche is a good thing. I'm interested to see the direction MLW goes with their restart but they've been hinting what's to come with their new roster and stuff on Pulp Fusion.
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Jake The Snake Roberts - Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:13:46 EST F4Q8qUGZ No.6445986 Reply
>>6445985
Yeah and I hope over time wrestling fans learn that having lots of wrestling promotions with different styles is superior than having one massive monopoly company. People are still having trouble with the idea of watching multiple shows and think they have to be on TEAM AEW or TEAM IMPACT or TEAM WWE. You can just watch what you like and mix and match.

It's hard to watch everything and you shouldn't have to. I watch AEW and Impact with the odd GCW show. Will probably add in NWA and attempt ROH again but after that I have no more room for any other american promotions.
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Steve Blackman - Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:21:53 EST FjZsPb8w No.6445988 Reply
>>6445975
Pretty dishonest to only shit on WWE or are we pretending AEW doesn't look like dance recital with people waiting 10s to take a dumb looking floppy move
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Jake The Snake Roberts - Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:39:40 EST F4Q8qUGZ No.6445991 Reply
>>6445988
I said AEW is high flying guys. They also have big match feel. I feel like my analysis was pretty spot on but you are free to have your own opinion. WWE is too messy to really have it's own style or unique niche. They change their minds weekly and the LED lights hurt my eyes. It's hard to watch. They also have had a gross monopoly on wrestling for a long time and have so many weekly shows I feel like it barely counts as a wrestling show. It's more like a side show thing.

All the other promotions I listed are working on finding their own place in the wrestling world while WWE has always been about being greedy and covering all the basis and having all the niches. As seen with the way they dealt with the territories in the 80s and then the way NXT went global in the current time. Thankfully covid has put a nice plug on their talent raiding and promotion plundering.

I also find it very funny that you managed to make the entire post about AEW Vs WWE. It really lines up with my post here >>6445986

To me WWE just doesn't really fit in with the world of wrestling anymore. That's only my opinion.
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Jesse The Body Ventura - Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:08:34 EST cfWYsosG No.6446733 Reply
>>6445971
I watched it last night after Meltz raved about it, first time I've watched RoH tv. Really enjoyed it as a change of pace from the usual american stuff. Dunno if I'll watch it every week, but they hooked me for the initial tournament arc atleast.

Also Yuta is the hottest twink in wrestling right now.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:07:09 EST HWYsl/vq No.6447331 Reply
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>Major League Wrestling (“MLW”) today welcomed its newest member to the roster with LA Park Jr. officially joining the league.

>The youngest son of the legendary LA Park, LA Park Jr. is the latest of several roster acquisitions that will be revealed in conjunction with MLW’s highly anticipated restart this fall.

>LA Park Jr. may be the most mysterious member of Los Parks.

>The newest member of the “realest family” in the sport, LA Park Jr. is the younger and tallest member of Los Parks.

>LA Park Jr. is a vicious brawler, much like his father, the legendary Mexican luchador LA Park.

>Emerging as part of the new generation of luchadores on the Mexican circuit, LA Park Jr. promises destruction in his wake.

>Embracing chaos in his fighting style, LA Park Jr. is distinctly different compared to his older brother, middleweight Hijo de LA Park, who has a reputation for being more strategic in the ring. LA Park Jr. has often been referred to as a human

>This enigmatic heavyweight now looks to claim gold and conquer all in his path as he represents Mexico and his legendary family in Major League Wrestling.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:36:46 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6448037 Reply
Contract status updates for Impact and NWA wrestlers:

>Deonna Purrazzo is the current Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion, and it appears the company wants her around for the long haul. According to Fightful Select, Impact Wrestling has offered Purrazzo a full-time contract, and while the contract has yet to be officially signed, the details of the deal are a minimum two-year deal with financial incentives as the contract continues with the company. As for what sparked the long-awaited contract offer, Fightful notes that there were rumors that Purrazzo was going to leave Impact in October. So, the company made the offer to keep her.

>Fightful also reports that EC3 is currently working without a contract, and so is Alex Shelley, who is one-half of the Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions along with Chris Sabin.

>Tenille Dashwood has given an update on her contract status with Impact Wrestling. Dashwood, who made her return on Impact a couple of weeks ago, told Fightful Select that she is under an exclusive contract with Impact but wouldn’t say how long the deal was for. Dashwood noted that she plans to stick with Impact as long as she’s happy there and that she looked at all of her options last year before deciding to stick with the company, who made it clear to her that she was an important part of their roster. Dashwood also added that she doesn’t see her in-ring career ending anytime soon, and that she cannot picture wrestling not a part of her life.

>Fightful reports that James Storm’s NWA contract expired earlier this year and he’s currently a free agent. The deal expired on February 1. He’s currently free to go anywhere he wants, although his previous deal with NWA allowed him to handle outside bookings. It’s interesting to note that Storm is still one-half of the NWA World Tag Team Champions with Eli Drake, which they won back in January.
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Gerald Brisco - Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:51:27 EST Ynl+K5T5 No.6448040 Reply
>>6448037
I read somewhere EC3 is only expected to be around until January which would be a shame. I still cannot picture him in AEW, but eh maybe it could work. Not with his current character but if he went back to the old EC3 he could do some cool stuff alongside Cody, MJF or Jericho as their right hand man.
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[name redacted] !h55/E7mIo6 - Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:06:49 EST 48pp0a3s No.6448046 Reply
>>6448037
Shelley makes sense, coz doesn't he not want a contract because he has like a physiotherapy business he works full-time or something like that?
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:05:11 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6448296 Reply
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Not only did Serena Deeb get signed to AEW but now she'll be facing Allysin Kay on next week's episode of UWN Primetime Live.

>>6448040
I hope he sticks around in Impact since he could become the face of the promotion being the big fish in a small pond instead of a small fish in a big pond.

>>6448046
I mean he could still sign a contract and still have a job as a physical therapist in some capacity like Britt Baker does being a dentist.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:22:43 EST TTvnUm7S No.6449287 Reply
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>IMPACT Wrestling is excited to confirm the IMPACT PLUS monthly exclusive events are BACK!

>VICTORY ROAD hits IMPACT PLUS on Saturday, October 3, and the annual super-show promises to be a Pay-Per-View level extravaganza.

>The main event – as announced on last night’s IMPACT! on AXS TV – is a World Championship rematch between Eddie Edwards and the man who ripped the title from him, reigning IMPACT kingpin Eric Young.

>Young is already scheduled to defend the belt vs Rich Swann at BOUND FOR GLORY on October 24, so the Edwards rematch has massive implications. The full card for VICTORY ROAD will be confirmed in the coming days.

>November’s IMPACT PLUS exclusive event will be TURNING POINT and in December IMPACT PLUS will be the only place to see the final supercard of the year, FINAL RESOLUTION.

>Victory Road will stream exclusively on IMPACT PLUS on Saturday, October 3, beginning at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

That's good their monthly Impact+ shows are coming back and they're reusing their old monthly PPV names for them. Hopefully it means they can reschedule Lockdown for next year.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:07:53 EST HWYsl/vq No.6449826 Reply
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>>6448296
Nvm Serena was in contact with someone with COVID so she's out. Instead Nicole Savoy will face Allysin Kay. Also Aron Stevens is defending his NWA National Heavyweight Championship against Trevor Murdoch.
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Tyler Black - Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:52:01 EST Ynl+K5T5 No.6450683 Reply
So RVD & his thot have left IMPACT. Supposedly RVD was working on a per show basis after his contract expired. Kinda strange they wouldn't at least book him until BFG, but he won't be missed.
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Derek Sabato - Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:58:38 EST QQesQNiH No.6450688 Reply
>>6450683
He pretty much had his blowoff match with Sami where Sami won and got the piledriver on Katie, so they did tie up loose ends and it wasn't like he randomly left during the middle of the program.
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Christ Sabin - Mon, 28 Sep 2020 17:07:20 EST tjzItcJU No.6450733 Reply
>>6450683
i loved their character, but this is for the best
Sami having a whole feud multiple matches wasted on such a shitter was a crime, hoping he gets to do more important stuff now
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Tyler Black - Mon, 28 Sep 2020 17:46:50 EST Ynl+K5T5 No.6450740 Reply
>>6450733
I dunno if it's because he's face or the fact the hacker gimmick stinks, but man I just don't care about him at all right now. Just let him be a horrible cunt again.

If it was me I'd have him feud with Heath. A nice lengthy program with cinematic match or 2 and a bloody finale with Heath proving he's more than a comedy dude.
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Christ Sabin - Mon, 28 Sep 2020 17:55:35 EST tjzItcJU No.6450743 Reply
>>6450740
the hacker gimmick can have its use if it doesn't consist in his entire personality, and if its used for more than corny shit like photoshopping his face in some pictures
i personally always have a mark out moment when he clicks on his phone and the lights go out, for example
but i agree that he needs to stay heel, or tweener at leats
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Prince - Mon, 28 Sep 2020 19:00:06 EST F4Q8qUGZ No.6450750 Reply
>>6450743
I think they had to do the stupid RVD Vs Sami thing because of Joey Ryan getting laid off. RVD joined that stable before covid.
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Nidia - Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:07:57 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6450893 Reply
>>6450873
>Isaacs gone
>James Storm gone
>Eddie Kingston gone
>Ricky Starks gone

>Zicky Dice asking for release

>Thunder Rosa clearly being courted by AEW
goddamn pal
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[name redacted] !h55/E7mIo6 - Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:35:11 EST 48pp0a3s No.6450912 Reply
>>6450893
While it does sorta suck for NWA, Corgan did say he wouldn't stand on the way of his wrestlers getting bigger contracts at a larger company, because it'll allow them to discover more talent and showcase them. I think Ricky Starks was the specific example he was talking about

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