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by AJLe
Today, 3:12 pm
Forum: WWE
Topic: NXT changes that fans will hate?
Replies: 43
Views: 546

Re: NXT changes that fans will hate?

And if you've heard Dave over the past couple of days, he talked pretty extensively of how this can be really good for NXT and the WWE as a whole (which is broken down in the WON). Bryan is much more doubtful - he believes this helps AEW more than hurts - but he's always skeptical of anything the W...
by AJLe
Today, 1:13 pm
Forum: WWE
Topic: NXT changes that fans will hate?
Replies: 43
Views: 546

Re: NXT changes that fans will hate?

Alvarez has been beating the "no way Vince lets HHH run NXT" drum and I tend to agree. Vince is moving NXT to USA to directly compete with AEW and I don't foresee him being totally hands-off. That goes against decades of history. But that's my point - I don't think Vince is "totally hands-off" NOW ...
by AJLe
Today, 11:36 am
Forum: Upcoming Conventions
Topic: Icons of wrestling, 11-23-19, Philadelphia (ECW Arena)
Replies: 17
Views: 1132

Re: Icons of wrestling, 11-23-19, Philadelphia (ECW Arena)

RF confirmed it's not John laurinitis He said this which sounds like a hint if i were a true heel I would say....."LET ME SAY IT A LITTLE SLOWER FOR YOU....I SAID FIRST TIME EVER!!!!!!!!! FIRST EVER SIGNING!!!! but im the biggest babyface of all time or am I? Maybe it's Andre? Rob's gotten graphs f...
by AJLe
Today, 10:53 am
Forum: WWE
Topic: NXT changes that fans will hate?
Replies: 43
Views: 546

Re: NXT changes that fans will hate?

This week's WON mentioned that the initial plan is to let Hunter run NXT but that will change NXT is losing in the ratings. No pressure, Hunter! So they've already shifted their narrative from "Well, everything in NXT is going to instantly suck now because Vince is taking it over" to "Well, Vince a...
by AJLe
Yesterday, 5:19 pm
Forum: Upcoming Conventions
Topic: Fan Expo Canada- August 22-25, 2019- Toronto, ON
Replies: 19
Views: 1456

Re: Fan Expo Canada- August 22-25, 2019- Toronto, ON

Pam is just becoming comical with her cancellations at this point. Her reps had double-booked her for Knoxville and this show, and she ended up eventually cancelling both, lol. Honestly I'd blame the booking agent, maybe he doesn't speak for Pamela? At this point, I think the con promoters themselv...
by AJLe
Yesterday, 5:14 pm
Forum: WWE
Topic: NXT changes that fans will hate?
Replies: 43
Views: 546

Re: NXT changes that fans will hate?

AEW. A NXT that Vince will have a say in doesn't interest me. Vince has ALWAYS had not only "a say", but the ultimate say, in how every WWE-related show has been booked since the mid 80's, including NXT. Nothing has been booked there that hasn't gone by Vince and gotten his approval. To think other...
by AJLe
August 20th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Hobby Discussion
Topic: Dean Ambrose dislike.
Replies: 25
Views: 439

Re: Dean Ambrose dislike.

I've never met him, so I'm just commenting on what's been said in this thread. To me, I have no problem with a celeb blowing off fans at street-type spots after shows. Would it be nice if he stopped and took care of everybody? Of course, but he's on his own personal time and he doesn't owe fans anyt...
by AJLe
August 20th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Hobby Discussion
Topic: Are you losing interest in the hobby?
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Re: Are you losing interest in the hobby?

For me, my interest fluctuates based on the guests that come out. I've never been a "pokemon" type, so I'm never just going to go to city spots or cons and get whoever - if people I want and need aren't getting booked, and I'm not getting opportunities for them on the street, I'm going to lose inter...
by AJLe
August 20th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Upcoming Conventions
Topic: Fan Expo Canada- August 22-25, 2019- Toronto, ON
Replies: 19
Views: 1456

Re: Fan Expo Canada- August 22-25, 2019- Toronto, ON

GUEST UPDATE: Okay fam, this is a rough one but it’s best to rip the band-aid off. Rainn Wilson, Mike Colter, Pamela Anderson, and Mary McDonnell will be unable to attend FAN EXPO Canada due to professional commitments. Pam is just becoming comical with her cancellations at this point. Her reps had...
by AJLe
August 20th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: WWE
Topic: NXT changes that fans will hate?
Replies: 43
Views: 546

Re: NXT changes that fans will hate?

They also don't draw ratings or attendance to their live events. As ridiculous as this sounds for me to say as a long time fan, none of that matters anymore in the current business model of pro wrestling - at least on the WWE's level. Fox and USA obviously knew and studied the current ratings, and ...
by AJLe
August 20th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Pro Wrestling
Topic: Jim Cornette finished with MLW over Jordyn Grace comments
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Jim Cornette finished with MLW over Jordyn Grace comments

FWIW, Cornette announced that he had pretty much finished up with MLW before any of the most recent Twitter controversy with Grace happened.

Not defending him or anything he said, just saying that I don't think MLW cut him loose over this stuff, although they may ultimately try to spin it that way.
by AJLe
August 20th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: WWE
Topic: NXT changes that fans will hate?
Replies: 43
Views: 546

Re: NXT changes that fans will hate?

I'm talking strictly about the creative aspect of how he books his television. It's largely been shit for decades. For as long as I've been watching pro wrestling, the purpose of television was just to be a vehicle to draw money. The creative quality of the actual show was never the point - it was ...
by AJLe
August 20th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: WWE
Topic: NXT changes that fans will hate?
Replies: 43
Views: 546

Re: NXT changes that fans will hate?

No idea if true, but people on social media are reporting that WWE is getting a $50M rights fee from USA to air NXT. So if that's the case, it's already a great business move, regardless of how the show compares to AEW.
by AJLe
August 20th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: WWE
Topic: NXT changes that fans will hate?
Replies: 43
Views: 546

Re: NXT changes that fans will hate?

I think the fact that wrestling fans give even the slightest of craps about what ratings are/will be is lame. I mean, there's no other show I've ever watched on TV where fans are like "Well, the episode was fine, but the show it runs against on another network got a 0.8 higher rating during the fina...
by AJLe
August 19th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: WWE
Topic: NXT changes that fans will hate?
Replies: 43
Views: 546

Re: NXT changes that fans will hate?

Him stating definitive opinions on how future Takeover shows are going to be booked several months from now is kinda eye-rolly. Nobody (including the guys who work there on creative) seem to be able to accurately predict how Raw will be booked three weeks from tonight, but they're sure about what th...