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Posted 8/22/09
Just as the thread title says, I decided to make a new thread on the forums for quick questions about anything WWE or pro wrestling you might have. Then myself or the other moderators (or even other members if they know) will answer you. It's that simple so use it anytime to further your options on the WWE group of Crunchyroll! Enjoy as I will be looking forward to your queries!
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watever happened to Joey Styles? wats he doing these days?

Michael Cole is weak, but hes the best straight man WWE got (even tho hes been more involved in color commentary lately)

The King is just fine where he is

Matt Striker has GOT TO GO!!! that dude gets on my fuckin last nerve! his lame commentary and failed attempts at getting wrestlers 'over' is frikkin crap! he dont get along with Lawler. and his over-selling of in-ring action is just insulting to listen to...

JR was the BEST, but hes just selling BBQ sauce nowdays...

Joey Styles was DAMN GOOD! 2nd only to Ross in my opinion... just wondering wat hes doing these days... cuz NXT might be worth watching if he was the host instead of Striker...
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Posted 7/29/10
Joey Styles is currently doing the WWE website to answer your question nohworryz..
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Posted 7/30/10
Ah thank you for someone not only asking here but another for answering! I made my comments on worst characters thread about Cole and the current announcing "team".

An aside actually is that JR is not only selling his BBQ sauce but he is still hired by the WWE who chose not to use him anymore on announcing since again he doesn't have their wanted look. He is scouting the FCW talent for them while showing up as a consultant for PPVs for now.

Oh and do be careful of language since we do got all ages here-I won't PG censor here but just in case the other mods say something keep it minimal-and trust me at times trying to figure out WWE I share some of those curses too, heh.
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im fully aware that Styles is doing the WWE website, but is that by his choice? last time Styles was calling matches, he left his position to make way for JR who was returning from a bout with Bell's Palsy (if i remember correctly). that was a couple years ago, i believe. i also know Styles has done some DVDs and such ever since then, but nothing around calling actual shows.

so is he doing the website gig by choice, or is he being held there by WWE? does he even want to be on the announce table anymore? or has he decided to just lay back and stay where he is?

actually, i also am aware JR is not just selling BBQ sauce and beef jerky. i know about his role backstage too. its just that my kid plays Smackdown VS. RAW 2010, and i hear JR on the call. i think his calls on the video game are alot better than the junk Cole or Striker says on TV these days! which is kinda sad, if u ask me...

sorry for the single F word from earlier post. but just to let u know, ive seen 11 yr old kids here on CR with language that makes Jesse Slaughter look like an angel.
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I believe it's both-his choice once offered and WWE's choice as they don't like the 1 man announcing style Joey brings. I remember that shoot promo well and it was spot on. Calling shows right now unless King retires from it is about WWE grooming Cole in the #1 spot then Grisham and Striker and yes I know no one likes any of them but they have the WWE look (Even if announcers are rarely seen so that always baffled me) and they read the scripts and hear Vince's voice on the headphones as commanded. Hey sadly it was worse recently...remember MIKE ADAMLE?! Thankfully he's gone and said he'd never come back even to guest GM.

I know I play RAW vs. SD 2006 (one of the few with the GM mode which I felt got an unfair rub) and yes JR still rings well there even in taped speeches. Oddly Cole and Taz were decent back then and now look at both of them being 2 of the worst announcers around. NP and I see it too and just give warn in case someone did come down on it. No worries you won't get a 1 strike firing like Danielson heh.

Oh and thanks then on an idea for a new thread there! Gaming should get one and shall do it now! Ta!
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Posted 8/17/10
now that we've seen the official unification of the Tag titles (cuz WWE fashioned brand new pretty-lookin belts for them) when is the Tag division ever gonna get off its ass and become significant again?

i like tag team wrestling! from the Killer Bees and the British Bulldogs to LOD and Harlem Heat! those were great teams and great matches! but right now the tag team action has somewhat gone soft... and BORING! especially with the Hart Dynasty as champs...

i was guessing WWE wasnt really gonna push the tag division anymore. but with the new belts it might look like theres hope!

i REALLY like the USOS!!! they frikkin KICK A$$!!! they need to get pushed and PUSHED HARD! but i also think that the Nexus could use some gold in their ranks! and the tag team titles look pretty ripe for the picking! just think about it, Nexus with the tag titles could really help them be the big heels they need to be and could also help the tag division gain some much needed momentum!

just please get the belts away from the Harts cuz they are straight out BORIFYING me!

so i guess theres not really a question i wanna ask specifically. just wondering wat u other ppl think...

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OK had longer reply but the dang thing didn't post...

OK in short the new belts are so to keep from carrying 4 of them which are heavy and no longer needed to show the Undisputed mark. A while back in Behind the Scenes news it was noted past WWE writers were told Vince made the call to cutback on managers and tag teams due to the economy and costs, which is an easy excuse for not wanting to care anymore about tags.

Funny you mention the Killer Bees as they were the first ever wrestlers I saw as a kid on Maple Leaf Wrestling of the old WWF days, and many greats began careers as tags to learn the ropes from Bret Hart to HBK to Edge and Christian.

Sadly the Usos fall into the WWE doghouse for not seizing opportunity in their first shot, but can't fully blame them being green since they've only been in the company for a few months and rushed up due to Carlito's firing which was supposed to make it Harts vs Colons. I am more upset about how the WWE handled the Harts with Bret hogging more spotlight than helping, while not giving them in ring time to shine or even Natalya time to promo for them if there's no plans for her to wrestle (which is too bad as I used to work with both her and Tyson Kidd long before the WWE and they're NOT boring in real life I promise that!).

Maybe the Nexus will get the belts since Skip and Otunga are being tested and protected as a tag, but overall WWE writing has been very scared to push talent for any length of time and prefer protecting the big 3 of Orton, Cena and Taker, with HHH returning too to be protected for his next shot at Ric Flair's title records...
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Posted 8/18/10
wow, im so glad that WWE is so concerned about their wrestlers that they dont want the tag champs lugging around 4 'heavy' belts anymore we sure dont wanna see wrestlers breaking their backs from lifting all that gold... i really like the new belt design, but ill miss that classic look of the WWE tag titles - very reminiscent of the old Hart Foundation tag title reign.

speaking of the Harts, i dont think its really the Hart Dynasty's fault that they are so boring these days. its just that they are not involved in an interesting storyline right now. their last feud with Showmiz wasnt really their feud, but more of Bret's. as soon as they won the titles, they havent really done ANYthing, thats why im saying they look boring right now. im sure they could turn it up and be exciting again once they get a good feud going.

as far as the Usos go, if wat ur saying is true about how they were "rushed up due to Carlito's firing" then thank GOD! if the plans were for a Harts vs Colons feud, then im GLAD the Colons were replaced by the Usos. i just think the WWE creative team couldve done waaay better with the Usos than what they did. i saw them live and they looked AWESOME!

so trigun, u used to work with Tyson Kidd? well, as his friend u really should give him a call and let him know that he keeps missing that patch of hair in the front whenever he shaves his head! u have to admit, it looks ridiculous, man...

all joking aside, i just wish the tag team action gets better taken care of in the near future. trigun is absolutely right about how a LOT of the greats had roots as tag champs. i really think Nexus should dip their toes in the tag water, it would really be cool!
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Posted 8/19/10
lol Well not close but worked in past for indies and he's quiet-ish but does have a good eye for the work and in ring is very solid even in singles as I first saw him. Nattie is really the talker and again respects the industry, goes out of her way to help and promote it and has some awesome stories from times in Calgary, Japan and elsewhere. I will concur the hair thing was odd but hey his head not mine, heh.

I do too as tag team wrestling CAN lead to bigger, better things in one's future and is a different kind of wrestling to see...whoops I said the forbidden word in WWE in "wrestling" so who knows what the future will hold for what's left of tag teams then...least as noted they DID get a new belts which look fine in bronze even if the look was better as noted in the old ones.
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Posted 8/25/10
im LOVING the inter-brand interaction between LayCool and Milena! i really hope this sparks an inter-brand feud of some sorts between them.

ive always thought the idea of an inter-brand feud would be pretty cool to see. and im not talking about just a special match or a a PPV like Bragging Rights. im talking about an actual feud storyline that goes inter-brand. seeing all the interaction between brands at Summerslam teased the idea a lil bit.

i think there could be an inter-brand feud between Kane and Sheamus over the title of who truly is the Big Red Monster! Sheamus hinted at it backstage at SummerSlam and i been thinking about that ever since... but it prolly will never happen... who knows...

they should do MORE of the inter-brand feuding!
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Key thing there noh is IF done right. We've had so much start and stops on the idea (a tough thing when it's a fake feud of brands unlike say real ones of the past when it was WWE vs WCW, ECW etc.) and there's been way too many times the brand split has been ignored and talent just comes and goes on shows with no explantion that makes sense.

That said OK will do best to give whatever positive views I can on Divas since they cut my favorite one now...I've been so upset like many with how they book the gals who can't wrestle well in ring with few good distinct gimmicks to define each of them while the good ones (Serena before the release, Natalya, Tamina) were kept as the valets. I think the plan as talked in the Behind the Scenes news is a title unification match for the PPV to announce next week on RAW's 900th episode so that there's just 1 champ (plenty with the talent pool) and as you said, do some interpromotional feuds that way. The only thing that worries me is look again at the tags who can go to either brand and it's been forgotten, so we shall see...

Oh an aside on the Sheamus-Kane thing from Summerslam is one of them might move to the other show in the future, but it likely will be forgotten right now with both in big feuds and both being heels for now. But as you noted Bragging Rights PPV is coming in the Fall so we shall see...pending also of course both got the belts by then and I don't see that happening but stranger things have happened. Take care!
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Posted 8/26/10 , edited 8/26/10
they released Serena??? WHY??? she was my FAV diva!!!
Serena ratings: face= 6/10, shaved head= 8/10, HOT rack!= 10/10!!!

gee, thx for spoiling it for me, kwan ... Smackdown airs on Fridays for me, so i didnt know about that. i dont read the Behind the Scenes thread cuz i dont wanna run across a spoiler that i didnt wanna know about. but i guess theres no escaping all u knowitalls and ur 'insider info' when it comes to talking pro wrestling...

but still, i wont believe it until i see it. not too long ago, the 'inside info' was that Danielson was fired for being too violent, and the Network didnt wanna see him on air ever again. but look whos back now. so much for reliable 'inside info'...

we'll see how it all pans out. i just got my new CM Punk t-shirt in the mail last week and was looking forward to wearing it to the next Smackdown house show in my area (whenever that will be). i was also looking forward to seeing Serena there, cuz shes a frikkin HOTTY! hopefully she'll be there... who knows.

maybe they should re-hire Lita to take Serena's place! since shes Punks gf and is backstage almost all the time anyway...
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PHEW OK Now I can rest easy I wasn't alone on loving her as a fav Diva! Yeah I dig bald even on gals (see Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta for example). I also saw some of her old stuff on the indies, even the cheesy stuff like her Paige Webb character in Wrestlicious (hey, hot glasses wearing internet geek gal = HAWT). And sorry about the spoil outside BTS-I'll try to keep answers then in other threads in spoiler wraps and usually I do, but well the release got me extra upset and such so forgiveness please!

Anywho back to the topic at hand. Yes I hold a small hope too that it's either false (as Smackdown airs on Friday later tonight) or that there's an opening for a return just like as you noted Danielson. Oh on that note though it was likely a mix of insider info and WWE info in the end-as noted in the BTS news there is pressure with Linda McMahon run for Senate to do such hasty firings, but what likely happened as noted was the heat calmed, and they took the chance and rehired him (note he's still making up for indy dates like a trooper so the work/shoot lies somewhere in the middle on that whole mess). And good point on waiting for a pan out period as fandom sometimes will act first, think later. That said this fire on the spot recent spurts has been prevalent and looked down upon considering their Wellness Policy is a 3 strikes process.

I'll end with a proper spoiler wrapped idea on the Serena thing:


Alright take care and yes support for Serena, woot!
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Posted 8/28/10 , edited 8/28/10
wats up with the Undertaker's cough? is he sick or something? bronchitis? sore throat? hes been coughing like that ever since Summerslam! he was visibly trying to hold it in and hide it when he confronted Rey at Summerslam, but he did cough pretty bad. now on Smackdown earlier, he was again visibly and audibly coughing as he spoke.

my first guess is that hes getting too old to be intentionally 'rasping' his voice the way he does. i know its for dramatic effect, but if its causing him to cough like that when he speaks, he should just ease off the 'raspiness' a lil bit.

another guess is that hes just sick or has the allergies. but Summerslam was a few weeks ago now, and thats kinda long time for somebody to have a sore throat or a cold. that cough shoulda been gone by now, dont ya think?

Kane was pretty correct when he was saying that Taker dont look as good right now as he used to. i know the Taker is getting old, but ive been such a HUGE Deadman fan for a looong time, and that cough of his is kinda concerning now. lets all hope its not some serious health issue...

im pretty sure theres nothing yet on the internets about Takers cough and i highly doubt that any of u "insider know-it-alls" have any info about it at the time im posting this, but if anything comes up about this, id like to know...
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