User Tag List

Results 1 to 39 of 39

Thread: Free Agents - Where Should They Go, Who Would Use Them Best?

  1. #1
    Main Eventer chatty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    6,539
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    48204

    Free Agents - Where Should They Go, Who Would Use Them Best?

    Might make an interesting thread being so the current world of wrestling is throwing free agents up all the time.

    Unless I've missed some news then just through WWE in the last 18 months, we have free agents in:

    Brock Lesnar
    Daniel Bryan
    Samoa Joe
    Braun Strauman
    Aleister Black
    Lana
    Murphy
    Ruby Riot
    Andrade
    Billy Kay
    Peyton Royce
    Mickie James
    Chelsea Green
    Santana Garrett
    Tucker Knight
    Kalisto
    Bo Dallas
    Wesley Blake
    Lars Sullivan
    Authors of Pain

    AEW recently released:

    Shanna
    Awesome Kong


    Seems to be loads more from other promotions. Where do you see these lot going, who would you prefer for them etc

  2. #2
    Midcarder
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    382
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    26341
    Bryan, Strowman, Joe, Black, Andrade and Bo Dallas could go to AEW
    Lars could go to Japan
    Lesnar should stay retired.. i have a feeling he will be back in WWE though

  3. #3
    hero Hero!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    hero
    Posts
    44,536
    Mentioned
    42 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    777378
    usa
    My best guesses:

    Brock Lesnar - WWE
    Daniel Bryan - WWE
    Samoa Joe - AEW
    Braun Strauman - retire / back to WWE in 1-2 years
    Aleister Black - AEW
    Lana - AEW
    Murphy - IMPACT
    Ruby Riot - NWA
    Andrade - Rush's new company/MLW/IMPACT/ROH journeyman
    Billy Kay - ROH
    Peyton Royce - ROH
    Mickie James - NWA
    Chelsea Green - IMPACT
    Santana Garrett - NWA
    Tucker Knight - retire
    Kalisto - Indies/no major company
    Bo Dallas - He's gotten into farming and real estate, so i think he's done wrestling.
    Wesley Blake - indies
    Lars Sullivan - retired
    Authors of Pain - retired

    Shanna - european indies
    Awesome Kong - retire/acting

  4. #4
    Midcarder
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Reno
    Posts
    464
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    56239
    Lesnar appears to be focusing on UFC for the time being, but there are, of course, already rumors of him doing something with WWE again soon.

  5. #5
    Midcarder JuveLeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Posts
    360
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    14293
    Quote Originally Posted by WWXChairman View Post
    Lesnar appears to be focusing on UFC for the time being, but there are, of course, already rumors of him doing something with WWE again soon.
    He's making a UFC return? I didn't hear about that. I know there's been rumours about that for years, but nothing concrete. I assume he just returns to WWE eventually.

  6. #6
    Midcarder
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Reno
    Posts
    464
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    56239
    It's solely based on the idea of him announcing his retirements. He announced his most recent retirement from MMA, but then challenged the UFC Heavyweight Champion to a match, which ultimately did not happen, and it was also said that he began the process of getting back in with them. To me that feels like basically coming out of retirement, since then he has said he's done with them, but that's not necessarily a retirement announcement.

  7. #7
    World Champion Donald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Pluto
    Posts
    21,595
    Mentioned
    264 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    1322168
    north_korea
    I hope Strowman goes to bodybuilding or strong man competitions. Would really like to see that.

  8. #8
    Captain Sasori's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    they're gonna say the same shit about this shit, because it's the same shit, just different shit
    Posts
    10,114
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    300526
    I could see Strowman try acting before he wrestles again.

  9. #9
    What the fucks up Dennys! Nash Diesel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Dead Moines, IA
    Posts
    40,231
    Mentioned
    85 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    1247525
    Quote Originally Posted by WWXChairman View Post
    It's solely based on the idea of him announcing his retirements. He announced his most recent retirement from MMA, but then challenged the UFC Heavyweight Champion to a match, which ultimately did not happen, and it was also said that he began the process of getting back in with them. To me that feels like basically coming out of retirement, since then he has said he's done with them, but that's not necessarily a retirement announcement.
    There's been no real talks about Lesnar returning to MMA. At all. You're probably thinking of when Scott Coker said late last year when asked if he would try to sign Lesnar if he ever came back and he said he would like to do Fedor v. Lesnar but didn't see it being a realistic future.

    Not to mention I believe most assumed his possible 3rd return with the UFC-which fell through because he still had to serve X amount of months under suspension due to the UFC 200 fiasco. So he said fuck it and went back to Vince. That was what, 3 years ago?

    Where are you seeing Lesnar is gearing up for a return to MMA that's not just Dana or Coker responding to possible "what if" questions from last year?

  10. #10
    Midcarder
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Reno
    Posts
    464
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    56239
    Quote Originally Posted by ckauffman28 View Post
    Lars could go to Japan
    It appears Lars has retired.

  11. #11
    World Champion Donald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Pluto
    Posts
    21,595
    Mentioned
    264 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    1322168
    north_korea
    Quote Originally Posted by WWXChairman View Post
    It appears Lars has retired.
    And what a shame that is.

  12. #12
    Champ is Gone
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    33,047
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    156481
    Quote Originally Posted by Hero! View Post
    My best guesses:

    Brock Lesnar - WWE
    Daniel Bryan - WWE
    Samoa Joe - AEW
    Braun Strauman - retire / back to WWE in 1-2 years
    Aleister Black - AEW
    Lana - AEW
    Murphy - IMPACT
    Ruby Riot - NWA
    Andrade - Rush's new company/MLW/IMPACT/ROH journeyman
    Billy Kay - ROH
    Peyton Royce - ROH
    Mickie James - NWA
    Chelsea Green - IMPACT
    Santana Garrett - NWA
    Tucker Knight - retire
    Kalisto - Indies/no major company
    Bo Dallas - He's gotten into farming and real estate, so i think he's done wrestling.
    Wesley Blake - indies
    Lars Sullivan - retired
    Authors of Pain - retired

    Shanna - european indies
    Awesome Kong - retire/acting
    I agree with this, but would add that once Japan gets its shit together Andrade will be in New Japan a good chunk of the time.

  13. #13
    hero Hero!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    hero
    Posts
    44,536
    Mentioned
    42 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    777378
    usa
    I know Rush’s new company is gonna steal the ROH partnership from CMLL, but I wonder if CMLL will be kosher with Rush’a company also doing new Japan

    Then again, new Japan is just working with anyone and everyone now

  14. #14
    Champ is Gone
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    33,047
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    156481
    Quote Originally Posted by Hero! View Post
    I know Rush’s new company is gonna steal the ROH partnership from CMLL, but I wonder if CMLL will be kosher with Rush’a company also doing new Japan

    Then again, new Japan is just working with anyone and everyone now
    It's more going to be a Dragon Lee situation. His deal with them will be separate from everything else.

  15. #15
    Main Eventer Horatio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I'm at Riddle tapped.
    Posts
    6,531
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    139551
    usa
    Steve Maclin (Cutler) debuted for Beyond Wrestling last night. Apparently Wesley Blake is still signed with the E?

  16. #16
    Main Eventer
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    9,312
    Mentioned
    89 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    775461
    Quote Originally Posted by Sasori View Post
    I could see Strowman try acting before he wrestles again.
    Based on his acting in the feud with The Fiend, he's got a lot of work to do if he's going to try acting with layers. If he's going to be a foe with no lines, probably will be fine.

  17. #17
    World Champion Donald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Pluto
    Posts
    21,595
    Mentioned
    264 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    1322168
    north_korea
    He was in Holmes & Watson but I don't think anyone has seen that.

  18. #18
    hero Hero!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    hero
    Posts
    44,536
    Mentioned
    42 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    777378
    usa
    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio View Post
    Steve Maclin (Cutler) debuted for Beyond Wrestling last night. Apparently Wesley Blake is still signed with the E?
    they aired a package for Maclin on Impact last night. Figured it wouldn’t be long since his girlfriend is the women’s champion

    wesley Blake was definitely let go by wwe

  19. #19
    Captain Sasori's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    they're gonna say the same shit about this shit, because it's the same shit, just different shit
    Posts
    10,114
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    300526
    Quote Originally Posted by BGMaverick View Post
    Based on his acting in the feud with The Fiend, he's got a lot of work to do if he's going to try acting with layers. If he's going to be a foe with no lines, probably will be fine.
    I can totally see him playing an intimidating villain in a Marvel or DC movie with little to no lines. Batista started out like that in James Bond and the Man with the Golden Arms.

  20. #20
    you either die a hero... Morrison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    or live long enough to see yourself become a dumdum.
    Posts
    26,006
    Mentioned
    117 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    782632
    Quote Originally Posted by Sasori View Post
    I can totally see him playing an intimidating villain in a Marvel or DC movie with little to no lines. Batista started out like that in James Bond and the Man with the Golden Arms.
    the first guardians of the galaxy movie was out before spectre even started filming.

  21. #21
    Captain Sasori's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    they're gonna say the same shit about this shit, because it's the same shit, just different shit
    Posts
    10,114
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    300526
    Quote Originally Posted by Morrison View Post
    the first guardians of the galaxy movie was out before spectre even started filming.
    I could have sworn Bond was before, but I stand corrected. I'll substitute Riddick instead

  22. #22
    Midcarder
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Reno
    Posts
    464
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    56239
    Quote Originally Posted by Hero! View Post
    Braun Strauman - retire / back to WWE in 1-2 years
    NWA has expressed interest, and Strowman isn't exactly shying away from the game.

  23. #23
    hero Hero!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    hero
    Posts
    44,536
    Mentioned
    42 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    777378
    usa
    According to Sean Ross Sapp - AOP have retired.

    edit: both members of AOP have tweeted saying they’re NOT retired!
    Last edited by Hero!; June 9th, 2021 at 10:36 PM.

  24. #24
    Just one ‘ship, ferda... Tyson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Letterkenny, ON
    Posts
    4,907
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    397916
    canada
    Quote Originally Posted by Sasori View Post
    I could see Strowman try acting before he wrestles again.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sasori View Post
    I can totally see him playing an intimidating villain in a Marvel or DC movie with little to no lines.
    This is my guess, also. Adam Scherr has made a shitload of money for a self-described “poor country boy from North Carolina”, he just got his dream house on acreage built in Wisconsin; he could totally ride the “former WWE superstar Braun Strowman” money train for the next handful of years.

    He’s got the perfect look for the henchman/bodyguard type roles in movies/TV. If I’m him, I’d definitely take a shot at the acting thing. If you follow Scherr on Instagram, he’s got a lot more range/personality than what Vince let him show on WWE screens.

    That said, it also wouldn’t surprise me to see him back in WWE down the road. If he does return to wrestling, I see him as a WWE-or-nothing kind of guy.

  25. #25
    Judge Virms - 9th Realm virms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The Void - The One Where Badger Disappears
    Posts
    43,830
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    151 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    1171722
    germany
    I'm more surprised a country boy of north carolina moved that far north. Must be a hunting thing.

  26. #26
    hero Hero!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    hero
    Posts
    44,536
    Mentioned
    42 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    777378
    usa
    Brock Lesnar literally moved to Canada for the hunting.

  27. #27
    Just one ‘ship, ferda... Tyson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Letterkenny, ON
    Posts
    4,907
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    397916
    canada
    The AEW fanboys on Twitter are fucking hilarious right now.

    If Adam Scherr walked through those doors, he’d immediately become the #2 attraction in the company behind Chris Jericho.

  28. #28
    The 'me' in 'team' Dreyski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Darius Fontayne can kiss my ass
    Posts
    4,796
    Mentioned
    46 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    608716
    ukraine
    Scherr might go back into strongman competition, now he has some financial stability.

  29. #29
    World Champion Donald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Pluto
    Posts
    21,595
    Mentioned
    264 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    1322168
    north_korea
    Seeing his Instagram/Twitter pages, I can say I was a fan of Braun Strowman but am not a fan of Adam Scherr.

  30. #30
    What the fucks up Dennys! Nash Diesel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Dead Moines, IA
    Posts
    40,231
    Mentioned
    85 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    1247525
    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Seeing his Instagram/Twitter pages, I can say I was a fan of Braun Strowman but am not a fan of Adam Scherr.
    lol. What? You didn't like him and Mojo taking a shower in public?

    I do like his posts with the animals. The one of the elephant lifting him up in the water was pretty dope.

  31. #31
    World Champion Donald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Pluto
    Posts
    21,595
    Mentioned
    264 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    1322168
    north_korea
    No, I wasn't a fan of that because I had thought I'd seen the last of Mojo Rawley but apparently not. I did like that he took his parents out for their 40th anniversary though.

  32. #32
    Main Eventer Horatio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I'm at Riddle tapped.
    Posts
    6,531
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    139551
    usa
    ND and Donald, you guys are nerds.

    On topic, I want to see Chris Hero in AEW, Tommy End vs Murphy EVERYWHERE, and Kalisto vs Dragon Lee in ROH. Danielson should do an indy retirement tour like Fit Finlay did.

  33. #33
    Just one ‘ship, ferda... Tyson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Letterkenny, ON
    Posts
    4,907
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    397916
    canada
    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio View Post
    ND and Donald, you guys are nerds.
    Spoiler: We watch wrestling, we’re all nerds.

  34. #34
    World Champion Donald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Pluto
    Posts
    21,595
    Mentioned
    264 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    1322168
    north_korea
    I don't want to be a wrestling nerd anymore but I've been doing it for 32 years now and can't quite give it up. It's frustrating.

  35. #35
    Midcarder
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Reno
    Posts
    464
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    56239
    Quote Originally Posted by Hero! View Post
    Kalisto - Indies/no major company
    It looks like he might try his hand at boxing.

  36. #36
    hero Hero!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    hero
    Posts
    44,536
    Mentioned
    42 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    777378
    usa
    Quote Originally Posted by Tyson View Post
    Spoiler: We watch wrestling, we’re all nerds.
    how DARE you.

    We are GEEKS, sir.

    Quote Originally Posted by WWXChairman View Post
    It looks like he might try his hand at boxing.
    why not, everyone else is doing it

  37. #37
    Midcarder
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Reno
    Posts
    464
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    56239
    Absolutely. I would support that.

  38. #38
    Intercontinental Champion
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Nutmeg State
    Posts
    4,072
    Mentioned
    99 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    756107
    Quote Originally Posted by Hero! View Post
    how DARE you.

    We are GEEKS, sir.
    Not just geeks, but Pencil Neck Geeks.

    And if there's one thing lower than a sideshow freak, it's a grit eating, scum sucking pencil neck geek.

  39. #39
    Captain Sasori's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    they're gonna say the same shit about this shit, because it's the same shit, just different shit
    Posts
    10,114
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    300526
    Mickie James no longer a free agent.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •