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    Quote Originally Posted by Nash Diesel View Post
    I don't think that's her gimmick but you follow NXT 2.0 more than I do apparently.
    https://streamlala.com/eoVxA/

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdestiny View Post
    Based on everything I've seen from the last episode, that is a huge part of her new gimmick.
    It's not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    I don't see anything about her being a schoolgirl. It was the same shit I saw last night. She's all about the power of the sun.

    You're seeing something that isn't there.

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    The uniform doesn't look like a schoolgirl uniform?

    She's in pigtails with coke bottle glasses.

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    I think the people worried about the stuff with Sarray may be leaping at shadows

    I think it depends on whether that's how she sees herself outside of the ring and whether she had any influence over the gimmick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    The uniform doesn't look like a schoolgirl uniform?

    She's in pigtails with coke bottle glasses.
    A little but I don't see that as her gimmick when the video was pretty clear on what her gimmick is. You're seeing something you hope is there for whatever weird hentai fantasies you might be having. If we based gimmicks on looks Matt Riddle is a former member of Pacific Blue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho666Soldier View Post
    I think the people worried about the stuff with Sarray may be leaping at shadows

    I think it depends on whether that's how she sees herself outside of the ring and whether she had any influence over the gimmick
    The video was crystal clear on her gimmick. I don't know what else people want. It's not like she's dressed up as Sailor Moon talking about being the god of piss and shit.

    IDK, I've watched Japanese women's wrestling for 30 years and have seen the gimmicks/outfits geared toward people who are into the likes of Riho. I don't see that in Sarray at all lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nash Diesel View Post
    A little but I don't see that as her gimmick when the video was pretty clear on what her gimmick is. You're seeing something you hope is there for whatever weird hentai fantasies you might be having. If we based gimmicks on looks Matt Riddle is a former member of Pacific Blue.



    The video was crystal clear on her gimmick. I don't know what else people want. It's not like she's dressed up as Sailor Moon talking about being the god of piss and shit.

    IDK, I've watched Japanese women's wrestling for 30 years and have seen the gimmicks/outfits geared toward people who are into the likes of Riho. I don't see that in Sarray at all lol.
    That's my thing, too, like, what makes that any different from like Riho or Yuka Sakazaki who's literal gimmick is being a magical girl?

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    Leaning into an anime inspired gimmick is a smart move. That shit's huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho666Soldier View Post
    That's my thing, too, like, what makes that any different from like Riho or Yuka Sakazaki who's literal gimmick is being a magical girl?
    When I see Andre Chase I don't go "Oh look at that little school boy gimmick" It's weird. I get that comparison might be a stretch but still...When I saw that video I wasn't thinking anything beyond this is some weird shit lol. Kairi Sane for example wasn't a pirate she was into yachting which is an actual sport. That's weird!!

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    I miss Kairi Sane.

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    The booking should probably indicate it, but Zayn has re-signed with WWE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGMaverick View Post
    The booking should probably indicate it, but Zayn has re-signed with WWE.
    has his booking changed? he's still a comedy heel that always loses. Knoxville is probably going to eliminate him right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurePlayer View Post
    has his booking changed? he's still a comedy heel that always loses. Knoxville is probably going to eliminate him right?
    But being involved with celebrities means they trust him in that spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurePlayer View Post
    has his booking changed? he's still a comedy heel that always loses. Knoxville is probably going to eliminate him right?
    what @kdestiny said, plus he’s in line for an IC Championship match.

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    He's a featured player. He seems to enjoy what's he's doing. He's never far out of the IC or US title picture. He could even be set-up to be a commentator or manager when he wants to step out of the ring. And all this without needing to do crunches.


    I think Sammy is doing fine.

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    I mean let's be honest....El Generico was alright. Sami Zayn is fucking incredible. He's one of the few wrestlers that I'm glad have stuck around.

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    Per Fightful, WWE isn't granting Ali's request to be released.

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    That's a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGMaverick View Post
    Per Fightful, WWE isn't granting Ali's request to be released.
    they are so quick to release wrestlers and agents but not someone who wants to be released? make it make sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazer View Post
    He's a featured player. He seems to enjoy what's he's doing. He's never far out of the IC or US title picture. He could even be set-up to be a commentator or manager when he wants to step out of the ring. And all this without needing to do crunches.


    I think Sammy is doing fine.
    I am sure he is doing fine. Doesn't beat up his body, great on the mic, and always on tv. I am just saying his booking hasn't really changed for what seems to be a couple years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurePlayer View Post
    I am sure he is doing fine. Doesn't beat up his body, great on the mic, and always on tv. I am just saying his booking hasn't really changed for what seems to be a couple years.
    I don't know. He just fought for the Universal championship which is something I don't think he's done. I think he's more of a staple of the upper midcard scene than he was a few years ago. The way I see it is if it ain't broke don't fix it. With a dominant heel World champion on Smackdown it makes it hard for him to slide in that spot that Roman has but Sami is no doubt one of the top 3 heels on the show and I'd say top 5 in the company just from how they position him. No doubt if they had a babyface champion on Smackdown we'd be seeing Sami in the mix more. He definitely needs some more wins though I'll give you that.

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    Edit: Reply to PP

    That's fair. You could say he maybe might be pooling in more of the celebrity/social media interactions now, but that's incremental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurePlayer View Post
    I am sure he is doing fine. Doesn't beat up his body, great on the mic, and always on tv. I am just saying his booking hasn't really changed for what seems to be a couple years.
    I'd take being the celebrity interaction guy and fairly pretty consistent TV time as a floor. It's not like anyone gets to interact with Lesnar and he did, and he did incredibly well with it.

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    double post.

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    Sami and Xavier are the two I could see just killing at as commentators in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGMaverick View Post
    I'd take being the celebrity interaction guy and fairly pretty consistent TV time as a floor. It's not like anyone gets to interact with Lesnar and he did, and he did incredibly well with it.
    Not to mention, his work with Trae Young at the Garden was top flight. I thought for sure they'd follow up with that in Atlanta with Trae playing face at home.

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    I think he's also someone who could take his gimmick and turn it around to something more serious. Kind of like how he was at the beginning with him, Nak, and Cesaro. The whole conspiracy theory thing was pretty slick until one of the Paul brothers wound up in the mix. But the promos Sami would cut were brutal and nothing comical. Now it's something a little more sports entertainment-ish with the celebs but that's ok it works.

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    InZayn segment was brilliant. More of that for now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGMaverick View Post
    Per Fightful, WWE isn't granting Ali's request to be released.
    Welp, as I read it said they see "value" in him, I guess I can hope that means they'll sit down and hash things out and maybe things come around for him within WWE.

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    Curious what kind of value they see in him. Maybe it's both in and out of the ring. Production, trainer, PR, etc. I mean, Titus is useless and has been for years in terms of in the ring but the guy hosted Mania last year with Hulk.

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    Brian Kendrick was granted his release.

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    Who was doubting it was because of the vaccine? @Badger @Nash Diesel

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    Nia Jax gonna have Nunya Vax.

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    And nobody misses her…

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    I have a hard time believing Nia's claim that they wanted her to come back for the Rumble when she claims they released her for not getting vaccinated. She also stated in an instagram post shortly after her release that her vaccination status was never brought up. Now she's changing her story.

    Earlier this week, after WWE sent me my schedule to return to the ring for the November 15 show, I asked for an extension to my mental health break, feeling that I needed more time, and hoping I would have the ongoing support of the company I have given my all to for the past 7 years. I did not receive a response. The next I heard, I was being released. My vaccination status was never mentioned. I wasn’t given any choices or options.
    https://wrestlingnews.co/wwe-news/ni...releasing-her/

    I don't believe anything she says.

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    I miss her so much. Fart.

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    I can believe a one off show for the Rumble.

    They contacted a lot of people to see if they were interested and I don't believe you needed to be vaccinated to perform in St Louis.

    It was also not a final list, it was to see who was interested and then take that list to Vince for his approval.

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    How comes AEW announced Kendrick for Dynamite an hour after his release? I thought they had 30 days no compete in NXT coachs included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEW Sucks View Post


    Who was doubting it was because of the vaccine? @Badger @Nash Diesel
    She’s changed her story so I’m doubting which one was true.

    Moreover, at the time I was doubting how many of the releases were due to the vaccine rumours not just Nia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VHS View Post
    I miss her so much. Fart.
    If that was supposed to be sarcasm, then Fart for yourself.

    As for the vaccination status, Nia is kin with the Blood Line. She should listen to what the Head of the Table tells her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Griffin View Post
    How comes AEW announced Kendrick for Dynamite an hour after his release? I thought they had 30 days no compete in NXT coachs included.
    He didn't have a wrestlers contract at NXT so he can wrestle right away.

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    I'm hearing rumors on Twitter that Shane was quietly let go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho666Soldier View Post
    I'm hearing rumors on Twitter that Shane was quietly let go?
    I read "let go" because he wasn't ever really working there. He just booked the rumble the last couple of years so he came in to do that and apparently at one point there were plans for him vs Lashley or vs Seth for the WWE title but he had a lot of heat on him for the spot he gave himself in the Rumble and supposedly burying the other producer Jamie Noble somehow that they scrapped everything.

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    It's a shame, I would have looked forward to Shane vs. Lashley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    She’s changed her story so I’m doubting which one was true.

    Moreover, at the time I was doubting how many of the releases were due to the vaccine rumours not just Nia.
    Just let Bert have this one. He proved us wrong lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho666Soldier View Post
    I'm hearing rumors on Twitter that Shane was quietly let go?
    There goes the moooneeeeyyy...

    Shane to AEW confirmed. He's the higher power in the House of Black.

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    Shahid Khan should take notes from Vince here and let Tony go.

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    I could see Nia Jax dethroning Roman Reigns, to be honest. That guy does nothing for me. Never has.

    Also, Nia Jax as a sociopathic off-screen liar, standing up for herself for not getting the vaccine, sounds even cooler than if it was true (which I think is more likely to be the case).
    I wasn't into Nia until she hooked up with Shayna. Since then, you could say I'm all in. Beautiful woman, like Nash says.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Shahid Khan should take notes from Vince here and let Tony go.
    Maybe that's what he wants...4-D chess shit, right there

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    So is she really changing her story though? To me the instragram posts says vaccination status was not brought up at the time they called and released her while she was waiting to hear back about extending her time off. And I can believe that because reasons people were told according to reports was budget cuts.

    Sounds like from the podcast that there was a conversation prior to her taking time off about that there could be problems with her meeting her obligations in the future if she chose to not get the shots. And honestly that is true. In some states and venues she would not have been allowed to compete even with negative tests because of health mandates or venue mandates. She would have also had trouble traveling out of the country as they try to start doing that again.

    So to me she is not changing her story. She was just saying at the time she got the phone call that she was let go her vaccination status was not brought up. That is how I am reading things anyway. I could be wrong. Either way I was always kind of meh on her. Sometimes I liked things that they were doing with her and sometimes not so much.

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    That's how I read it, MTR.

    But I was probably wrong to begin with, and AEW Sucks needs a win.

    Horatio, I can't tell if you are trolling or serious. I liked Nia Jax more than many of the WWE Universe, but I acknowledged her flaws, including the fact that her strongest asset was her look/strength. She improved a lot in the mic, but for someone coming with that family pedigree I would have expected more. Her selling and ring work were much better in the last several months of her career but she was as much a victim of questionable booking, who she got to work with (i.e. Reggie and Nikki ASH), and the very limited amount of time they were given. Then again, she did manage to stand out among the rest of the roster but if it was for yelling "My Hole" or not selling for Charlotte, she didn't do herself any favors.

    If Roman's storytelling as Head of the Table hasn't made you a fan, what is he doing wrong? Do you just not like him because he's been a heel?

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    Nia flat out said in her original statement back in November that her vaccination status was never brought up. Now there was supposedly a meeting with Vince.

    This is why people like Pure Player have such a hard time with these releases because nobody is honest.

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    There was a time where I was cool with Shane being around and having matches but that was on occasion and has long since come and gone. Glad the alleged plans for him are off the table.

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    Key word ALLEGED. I'm telling you, 40 ideas get mentioned, 400 more get created on social media, and none of them are the truth.

    I'd love to hear Shane McMahon come out and say yes, I was going to challenge for the title against Lashley and/or Seth Rollins plus win the Rumble and then tap out Lesnar and Roman on the same night.

    Shane McMahon has a place on the roster but man that whole best in the world shit really killed it for me. I loved him as Smackdown's CEO or whatever the fuck with Daniel Bryan as his GM. The KO rivalry has been top tier. But like someone said on Twitter, Shane McMahon booked himself to win a striking exchange with Matt Riddle..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEW Sucks View Post
    I read "let go" because he wasn't ever really working there. He just booked the rumble the last couple of years so he came in to do that and apparently at one point there were plans for him vs Lashley or vs Seth for the WWE title but he had a lot of heat on him for the spot he gave himself in the Rumble and supposedly burying the other producer Jamie Noble somehow that they scrapped everything.


    Jamie Noble... makes me think back to how hot trailer park Nidia was.

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    At this point I'd MUCH rather see Theory in the Elimination Chamber instead of Shane-o-Mac. I think Ricochet or Balor would have been a better choice but it seems they've been forgotten.


    There was no reason for Shane, as a heel, to win the fued with Miz who was playing a face with his Dad, Mr. Miz.

    Shane apparently took too much credit for booking Drew's Rumble win (after eliminating Brock who had been so dominant), he seemed to forget that the entire Rumble match should be telling several stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kneeneighbor View Post
    Jamie Noble... makes me think back to how hot trailer park Nidia was.
    Dude, yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nash Diesel View Post
    Shane McMahon has a place on the roster but man that whole best in the world shit really killed it for me. I loved him as Smackdown's CEO or whatever the fuck with Daniel Bryan as his GM. The KO rivalry has been top tier. But like someone said on Twitter, Shane McMahon booked himself to win a striking exchange with Matt Riddle..........
    This. 100% this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3puppies View Post
    Horatio, I can't tell if you are trolling or serious. I liked Nia Jax more than many of the WWE Universe, but I acknowledged her flaws, including the fact that her strongest asset was her look/strength. She improved a lot in the mic, but for someone coming with that family pedigree I would have expected more. Her selling and ring work were much better in the last several months of her career but she was as much a victim of questionable booking, who she got to work with (i.e. Reggie and Nikki ASH), and the very limited amount of time they were given. Then again, she did manage to stand out among the rest of the roster but if it was for yelling "My Hole" or not selling for Charlotte, she didn't do herself any favors.

    If Roman's storytelling as Head of the Table hasn't made you a fan, what is he doing wrong? Do you just not like him because he's been a heel?
    I'm quite easily entertained, but Roman just bores me. His personality, facial expressions, moveset, his look. Always hated the spear as a finisher, but man, why associate with Superman unless you're Eugene Dinsmore or Nikki ASH or Hook or something? Just do the punch and let them call it a big punch, or use it as a knockout finisher, doesn't even need a name...

    And I'm all for minimalism, I can watch the samoans do nothing but superkicks and samoan-drops all day but Roman does nothing but act super masculine. Coolest thing he does is the clotheslines in the corner and the occasional flying suicide dive. It's not that he doesn't know how to wrestle, he just doesn't seem willing to step out on a limb and do anything brilliant. Which is why I can only see many assbeatings for him down the road (that should have already happened); getting slapped around by Nia might have set him straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio View Post
    I'm quite easily entertained, but Roman just bores me. His personality, facial expressions, moveset, his look. Always hated the spear as a finisher, but man, why associate with Superman unless you're Eugene Dinsmore or Nikki ASH or Hook or something? Just do the punch and let them call it a big punch, or use it as a knockout finisher, doesn't even need a name...

    And I'm all for minimalism, I can watch the samoans do nothing but superkicks and samoan-drops all day but Roman does nothing but act super masculine. Coolest thing he does is the clotheslines in the corner and the occasional flying suicide dive. It's not that he doesn't know how to wrestle, he just doesn't seem willing to step out on a limb and do anything brilliant. Which is why I can only see many assbeatings for him down the road (that should have already happened); getting slapped around by Nia might have set him straight.
    "Superman punch" is a move used in MMA that he adopted. It's obvious why it's called that. It's about the way you look doing it and usually considered a devastating strike if landed. I'm more annoyed with him cocking his arm before he does it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nash Diesel View Post
    "Superman punch" is a move used in MMA that he adopted. It's obvious why it's called that. It's about the way you look doing it and usually considered a devastating strike if landed. I'm more annoyed with him cocking his arm before he does it.
    forgot about him cocking the arm and the nerdy glove.

    If he was indeed cool he would demand that it not be the called the superman punch when he does it. I don't mind the move, I just don't want to believe Superman in association with wrestling is anything but bubblegum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio View Post
    forgot about him cocking the arm and the nerdy glove.

    If he was indeed cool he would demand that it not be the called the superman punch when he does it. I don't mind the move, I just don't want to believe Superman in association with wrestling is anything but bubblegum
    Sorry you feel that way about Superman. He's an incredible comic book character and the punch is what it is. If they changed the name it'd be something stupid knowing WWE.

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    Tribal Punch
    Table Punch
    Chief Punch
    Samoan Punch
    Big Dawg Punch
    Hawaiian Punch

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEW Sucks View Post
    Tribal Punch
    Table Punch
    Chief Punch
    Samoan Punch
    Big Dawg Punch

    Hawaiian Punch
    This one.

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    Santino's daughter Bianca reportedly signed with WWE.

    If you've seen her pictures she'll fit in great at NXT 2.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho666Soldier View Post
    I'm hearing rumors on Twitter that Shane was quietly let go?
    There goes my McMahon w/ Austin vs Austin w/McMahon Wrestlemania match prediction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEW Sucks View Post
    Santino's daughter Bianca reportedly signed with WWE.

    If you've seen her pictures she'll fit in great at NXT 2.0.
    I've seen her. She looks like the girl in NXT UK that used to be a model. Not sure what her look has to do with fitting in with 2.0

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    NXT 2.0 has the young hot people. I thought it was apparent.

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    Its interesting. NXT did definitely get younger which is a strategy i understand. Honestly, you can't have your developmental completely tied up with people in their mid-late 30s. I would argue that it hurt the product some, but I think it may have been a necessary evil.

    And they certainly sold the "YOUNG and SEXY" thing via commercials. But they're still pushing a decent amount of people who probably aren't more physically attractive than people previously pushed.

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    Did we not do a WWE deadpool this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEW Sucks View Post
    NXT 2.0 has the young hot people. I thought it was apparent.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mazer View Post
    Its interesting. NXT did definitely get younger which is a strategy i understand. Honestly, you can't have your developmental completely tied up with people in their mid-late 30s. I would argue that it hurt the product some, but I think it may have been a necessary evil.

    And they certainly sold the "YOUNG and SEXY" thing via commercials. But they're still pushing a decent amount of people who probably aren't more physically attractive than people previously pushed.
    Yeah I mean, I can't speak on the men from it doesn't seem like there are a bunch of butterface women in the WWE in general. How is Bianca any different than Sasha Banks? Both beautiful. Bianca looks like quite a few women they've signed that are in the Bella category imo.

    I'll also say that I think it's fair to say that NXT over the last 10 years hasn't really signed a bunch of 30+ wrestlers. For every Samoa Joe there are 25 Pete Dunne's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazer View Post
    Its interesting. NXT did definitely get younger which is a strategy i understand. Honestly, you can't have your developmental completely tied up with people in their mid-late 30s. I would argue that it hurt the product some, but I think it may have been a necessary evil.
    A big thing that also hurt was the misrepresentation of what it actually was. Developmental, traveling brand, official third brand, combatant for a war, forgotten stepchild, 2.0.

    There's certainly a handful of prospects that have legit upside going forward there. I doubt there's anything there that's going to catch fire to raise the ratings dramatically, but that doesn't mean that's a negative outlook for them going up to the main roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazer View Post
    Did we not do a WWE deadpool this year?
    No

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    We're dropping the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazer View Post
    We're dropping the ball.
    Doesn't it make more sense to do one after Wrestlemania season? Don't our predictions threads run up to Mania and reset each year thereafter?

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    We always did the Deadpool for the calendar year like a lot of people do deadpools.

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    I'm grasping at straws to justify our dropping the ball

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3puppies View Post
    I'm grasping at straws to justify our dropping the ball
    I’m there for it.

    Grasping is one of the best things to do with straws.

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    Just renewing his Legends contract...or...?

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    “This is How Legends Are Made” is probably a big clue.

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    Then scratch the "...or...?" and replace with"."

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    WWE have apparently signed former ROH Women's World Champion Rok-C:
    https://www.gerweck.net/2022/02/18/wwe-signs-rok-c/

    EDIT: Updated, I guess Booker has corrected himself and says they SHOULD sign her, not that they did.
    Last edited by mth; February 19th, 2022 at 10:26 AM.

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    Drake Maverick has joined the RAW creative team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    Drake Maverick has joined the RAW creative team.
    They must really like playing with his head.

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    Per the mainpage, AJ Styles reupped for big money. Which is interesting, because IIRC he was on record saying that his previous contract would be his last. Money talks, am I right?

    Now put the belt on him…face AJ with one of the big belts would be very interesting. Too bad the company plans to unify…

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    Actually, now that he's locked in, he could be really useful followng The Miz around and helping to enhance MizTV.

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    AJ's been in WWE for what... 6 years now? Do y'all think he's really made much of a mark? Me, it feels like he should have been the main main guy years ago.

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    PW Insider is saying Cesaro and WWE couldn't come to terms on a new contract. I remember around this time last year he reportedly signed an extension.

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    If TK doesn't fucking sign him I swear.

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    Who cares? Nothing but the same crappy depressing news everyday. Either joins an already bloated roster or some company I can't even imagine watching.

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    Shout to Cesaro. Great run in the WWE, nobody ever gave that guy a shot like the WWE. Hopefully we see him stay healthy, chill with that money and pop up here and there. Japan would be great for a guy like him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyson View Post
    Per the mainpage, AJ Styles reupped for big money. Which is interesting, because IIRC he was on record saying that his previous contract would be his last. Money talks, am I right?

    Now put the belt on him…face AJ with one of the big belts would be very interesting. Too bad the company plans to unify…
    Didn't he also say that he wanted to end his wrestling career with the WWE? Maybe he's going to do some behind the scenes stuff as well as part of his new contract?

    Quote Originally Posted by VHS View Post
    AJ's been in WWE for what... 6 years now? Do y'all think he's really made much of a mark? Me, it feels like he should have been the main main guy years ago.
    I think he's made a huge mark, proving that he's still the best on the planet. I think if he were younger they could've made him an even bigger "Main guy" but not when he's only 5'8". He's been pushed harder than I bet anyone imagined the WWE would with a guy like that.

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    WWE have learned their bottom line isn't affected by having 'the best' wrestlers anymore. He gets replaced by Ciampa on the main roster, NXT gets a rookie, and that's that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randolph View Post
    Who cares? Nothing but the same crappy depressing news everyday. Either joins an already bloated roster or some company I can't even imagine watching.
    Well we know you don't watch WWE, Rudolph.

    Fuck all of that roster bloat shit.

    If you have the chance to sign Claudio, you sign Claudio.

    Have him join up with Mox, Bryan, or both if they do this stable thing.

    He doesn't have a non-compete, he could be there next week or at the PPV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nash Diesel View Post
    Shout to Cesaro. Great run in the WWE, nobody ever gave that guy a shot like the WWE. Hopefully we see him stay healthy, chill with that money and pop up here and there. Japan would be great for a guy like him.
    Hells yeah it would.

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    Just read the news. Sad but good luck to where he chooses to go.

    Though he was never gonna be a massive opening promo guy, think higher-ups underestimated him somewhat and could’ve had a run with the top belt but still gave us a great many matches and “Cesaro” sections moments like the beachball for one.

    Cesaro….you know what to do! X

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEW Sucks View Post
    Well we know you don't watch WWE, Rudolph.

    Fuck all of that roster bloat shit.

    If you have the chance to sign Claudio, you sign Claudio.

    Have him join up with Mox, Bryan, or both if they do this stable thing.

    He doesn't have a non-compete, he could be there next week or at the PPV.
    Well we all know how deep you go for Tony's Khan so your response here is noted.

    Cesaro will more than likely wind up on AEW tv at some point like the majority of talent that has been released that were on WWE tv.

    The last thing Cesaro needs to do is join up with a stable but the lazy booking of AEW will probably see him in at least 1 stable.

    Fuck the roster bloat shit? As a fan I disagree. You know why only 2 maybe 3 non-WWE wrestlers have gotten over in AEW? Too many fuckin people lol. It's impossible to get invested in anything unless it's a top WWE guy in it. Every top AEW feud has been lead by a WWE talent. Jericho, Moxley, Punk, Cody, Danielson, nobody gives a fuck about anyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    Just read the news. Sad but good luck to where he chooses to go.

    Though he was never gonna be a massive opening promo guy, think higher-ups underestimated him somewhat and could’ve had a run with the top belt but still gave us a great many matches and “Cesaro” sections moments like the beachball for one.

    Cesaro….you know what to do! X
    WWE saw more in Cesaro than any other company. I'm blown away he thrived in the WWE because everything he did that was good prior was attached to KOW with Chris Hero. On his own he was barely given a chance.

    I also wonder if the 3-4 big injuries he had derailed any plans. He had a few that had him out for a long time and hey, not everyone is meant for the World title/main event scene. How many World title matches did Road Dogg get? None.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nash Diesel View Post
    WWE saw more in Cesaro than any other company. I'm blown away he thrived in the WWE because everything he did that was good prior was attached to KOW with Chris Hero. On his own he was barely given a chance.

    I also wonder if the 3-4 big injuries he had derailed any plans. He had a few that had him out for a long time and hey, not everyone is meant for the World title/main event scene. How many World title matches did Road Dogg get? None.
    There may be some truth to the injury point, but also IMO there is still something to be said about mismanagement.

    For example Heyman. As much of a creative/promo genius he can be, only if he has chemistry with the right people. You can’t just magically pair Heyman with anyone and that will automatically up their promo credibility. For one I never thought Cesaro was in that much mic trouble that he needed a manager, just didn’t get the time and two he was still treated like second/third fiddle to Heyman’s other clients that it didn’t do good for anybody.

    If they gave Cesaro more freedom he could’ve gotten bigger but at the same time and get higher up, but at the same time I also agree the overall exposure given will do him good stead no matter where he goes plus I’m sure the door will always be open for him.

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