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Posted 10/1/10

Lemonii wrote:

Any personal takes on the dwindling ratings?
My trainer thinks it's also due in part to the rise of the UFC/MMA popularity;
Do you think the 2 worlds should be kept separate to compete with each other?
Who's with me on this " they took our brock, now we must take one of theirs to balance out the interest"
I don't think it's just the popularity rise, cause brock gets triple + ratings on all other mma shows......


Just reposting this in the appropriate thread which is here-please continue replies then to this post here.
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Alright now to answer each of the previous postings then from each member:

To answer Lemonii's queries:

-Ratings are down for a bunch of reasons, one of which despite Vince ignoring it is the rise in MMA/UFC taking a fanbase away who want contact sports but minus the extra fake drama and more real drama like UFC has right now as it's the fighters as they are, sometimes ramped up for character showing but otherwise as intriguing as some of the WWE talent. I think each learns from the other like everything in life-the UFC has preview shows, promos from talent and more that is very WWE like.

Also many fans and even talent like the other format as you'll find the Undertaker, Steve Austin, the Rock and others at UFC shows, guys like Rampage Jackson on RAW and even career changes like how we saw over the years with the likes of Ken Shamrock, Dan Severn, Tank Abbott, Batista, Bobby Lashley and as noted Brock Lesnar. I don't see it's one stealing from the other but more just applying practices from the other so fanbases do tend to crossover or even leave for one or the other pending who is hotter in the market-right now that's UFC. But then again there's lots of fans who are purely for pro wrestling and choose the WWE. And then some choose both like myself. There's of course many more factors why UFC is doing better than the WWE in the PPV market right now, but there's also many factors not even involved with the other (making new stars, adding comedy/variety show feels, interesting fights people want to see, etc.)

To nohworryz

-Jericho before even joining WCW had a decently long stint in Japan for various companies; I got some of his matches on good old VHS against some of the best of the Puroresu (Japanese wrestling). In fact on his new DVD his match with Ultimo Dragon netted his job in ECW then later on WCW and so forth. Jericho fought many more and Muta he likely faced in Japan or when the Japanese nWo was either in WCW or if WCW sent talent over to fight in Japan against them since Muta was one of the big names along with Masahiro Chono (whom I do recall seeing Jericho facing before).

I do find it odd Cole is back yet Punk is gone but that might be twofold: 2 heels on commentary really drown Josh Mathews out even moreso and Punk really needs to be back in the ring more to somehow be rebuild post SES. If he does have the time to do NXT I'd easily take him over Cole whose credibility is now negative and lower, but I do see why having 2 guys burying the talent (even if Punk does it WAY more entertainingly) can be much even for that train wreck. Then again now it's online in the US yet still on TV in Canada and the UK so oh well. Aside Punk being there the only other reason I watched is for my new crush on the Nerd Lover and cutey AJ Lee, heh. Hope she can at least survive the show and go onto bigger things in the WWE win or lose the competition.
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before i post a review on the excellent Smackdown Premiere on SyFy, i must say THX kwan for responding to my earlier post. since u are the proclaimed expert here and have a somewhat extensive knowledge of the inner and outer workings of the Pro Wrestling world, i expected u to reply. but yet u still have not answered my question. did Jericho really beat The Great Muta? if so, when? and where? i dont remember Muta being a member of the Japanese nWo, but i could be wrong. i do remember Chono being the JnWo "leader", but im not remembering Muta being in it. if u dont have that answer, thats fine. i just dont feel like doing the research to find out...

anyways, lets not dwell on old stuff... onto the NEW... like tonights Smackdown, which in my mind was pretty DAMN good(unless i just had a few too many beers)! it was full of wrestling, and in-ring promos which i didnt mind at all! not too much backstage, behind-the-curtain, Russo-esque scenes to waste time. great promos by Del Rio and Swagger! the Mysterio chihuahua was HILARIOUS!!! and i really liked Edges new mission to end all the stupid! that was very cool!

and the in-ring action was top quality as well! good stuff from the divas and all the other wrestlers! the only blunders i saw were from the Nexus which was expected. i CRINGE whenever i see Otunga wrestle. i feel sorry for the guy who has to spot with him. that spinebuster he did on Cena(?was it Cena? i dont remember right now...) was borderline horrible. and when whatshisname did the 2nd 540 splash on Show, i KNEW he wasnt gonna pull it off! he looks nervous every damn time he does it! its hard enough to do that shit ONCE, imagine a jabroni like him tryin to do it TWICE! in front of thousands of ppl too! he ends up over(or under) rotating and basically hits a 540 knee drop on the Show. i could see the embarrassment on all of the Nexus's faces when that happened. now we all know whos next to get kicked out of the group, right?

overall, i thought it was an excellent Premiere for Smackdown on SyFy. the ratings might say otherwise, but im not much of a ratings follower in the first place, so who gives a shit. i saw a show that was put together well, ran smoothly with hardly a boring moment, and full of the stuff we all watch WWE for - WRESTLING. i can only hope to see the rest of Smackdowns' airings on SyFy to be this good, but i highly doubt it. next thing u know theyll go back to their old formula of backstage scenes with Vickie and Teddy, Hornswaggles misadventures, and bad acting from the divas... but still, great first show!
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I can answer part of your question nohworryz as Muta was part of the Japense version of the NWO and if Jericho beat him it was most likely around 96-97 back in WCW will have to double check but thats more likely unless they wrestled in Japan prior to that.

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Yes to clarify 2 things from my last reply is 1. I was doing so under some rush unfortunately due to having to have to go do some home matters and 2. I never proclaim to be an expert EVER on anything (I get the same claims in my own life on other stuff) as I'm just a humble moderator here doing his job as best as possible and a reporter of news I can find as best as I can. I don't have all the answers and prefer to be a Jack of All Trades if must be labeled on my knowledge levels: I just know a lot of different things but never an expert in any 1 field.

OK as far as Smackdown you guys covered pretty much all the good. I looked up and the new theme song to the new intro video is "Know your Enemy" by Green Day which is a decent choice and being a big main stream band helps credibility a bit similar to how TNA Impact's theme used to be "Cross the Line" by the Smashing Pumpkins.

The promos were solid like the heel ones of Alberto and Swagger were quite throwback to garner easy heat. I think the whole mascot spearing came from that one Ohio State Buckeye mascot fight with another one just recently so at least the references are getting a bit more recent considering Vince's perchance to go too far back in time. I love how they took Edge who was in limbo as a heel on RAW and instantly gave him a simple mission on Smackdown turning him face. He can do both well but this time this might be good with a gimmick everyone can cling to considering how much idiocy of late is in the WWE Universe (can we start with Hornswoggle or the RAW guest stars-I hear Johnny Knoxville next week is coming and that's another nice spot to eliminate idiocy).



In ring you're pretty on as even the Divas didn't screw up too much aside the Bellas not really being that in sync on the dropkick spot the announcers tried to sell but ended up looking silly. Otunga is simply green and rushed too soon up only due to being the fiance of Jennifer Hudson and as CM Punk put it on NXT, he's a risk not only to others he does moves on but himself too if he does them wrong and pulls something. As for Gabriel as I was talking to a friend watching SD and noted he was exhausted having to do the move 3 times and other spots that missing the 3rd 450 splash, the first time he's missed as it turned into a dangerous 450 knee smash, didn't surprise me and they got to ease off pushing again Nexus too fast. Not pushing them well is also hurtful so there's a fine line to it. I don't foresee Gabriel kicked out for missing a move that he's done so many times well on older talent no less and he's one of the few guys who can work left in the 5 man team. I did like spots like the 5 man submission hold which is something better suited to green talent and still look good.

Indeed Smackdown is the better WRESTLING show and RAW is its own show being on the prime TV spot as a variety show now. I guess in today's age for the kids of tomorrow they can choose as they wish as we can just hope they give both shows a chance then. It's true ratings are not as big except to 2 people: the owner Vince and whomever Sy Fy has in charge of the show (which was odd to hear as a character already last night being buddies to Wade Barrett-it was ok but hope it doesn't go TNA on us and have an actual rival exec on TV to GM Teddy Long). I do know up here in Canada both shows are top draws on the Score so the Score gives back giving the shows extra post show analysis half hours called Right After Wrestling with various hosts to give an honest opinion ranking the shows and most of the time Smackdown is better talked about as they're not scared even as a WWE distributor to voice when stuff is good or bad (wonder if that angers Vince too about Canada, eh?). I for one catch both but true Smackdown has been more consistantly the better show to see and this week was no exception!
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i was at a Bday BBQ yesterday for a good friend of mines. between all the food and beers and chicks and beers, my buddys and i managed to round up enough cash for the Bday Girl to order HELL IN A CELL. i was pretty buzzed the whole night, and was equally distracted by all the chicks and beer and liquor and chicks, so i didnt get to watch the whole thing, understandably. but i did catch the important stuff, which was all that mattered for my $10.00 contribution.

first off, the Miz/Morrison/Bryan match. HOLY SHIT! Morrisons dive off the top of that lattice grid was BADASS!!! that shit was a legitimate 15-20 feet high and u HAVE to give props for that spot! also, he surprised me with moves like a triangle and a Texas Cloverleaf! Morrison got OVER in that match, i dont care wat anybody else says. and speaking of getting over, Michael Cole even gave a lil respect to Bryan in the end. good opener.

now heres wat pissed me off... the WWE Championship Hell in a Cell match between Orton and Sheamus was the NEXT MATCH!!??!?!? WHY??? is it cuz their rivalry dont have enough heat to schedule it at the climax of the PPV? is it cuz the WWE Championship is now considered mid-card material??? i didnt see most of this match but damn, they shoulda at least held it AFTER the frikkin insignificant Cena/Barrett match. that just goes to show how unimportant the WWE Championship has become, or how stupid the creative team has become.

speaking of stupid, Edge showed up to rid the WWE of stupid once again! this time he interrupted a Del Rio promo, but then was interrupted by Swagger who then got his ass beat by Edge. good thing too, cuz i personally think Edge has no business in the ring with Del Rio. Edge woulda got his ass kicked if he ever gave Del Rio a reason to take off his scarf! lol

i forgot wat happened next. i think it was the Cena match... anyways, u all know that Cena lost this one. right after the PPV was over, my buddies and i worked her frikkin DVR's slow motion replay like its never been worked before, just to catch who it exactly was that interfered in the match. the first dude in the blue shirt looked to be most likely Hennig from NXT S02. then the big guy in the red shirt who came and clocked Cena in the head was Rotunda, we concluded. i looked at pics on WWE.com but the photos they have on the Cena match dont show the interference, so no still shots available as of this posting. but we are pretty DAMN sure after numerous slow motion replays and pauses that those 2 are the culprits. looks like we got 3 new Nexus recruits, instead of just 1 in Cena. maybe now, instead of seeing arenas full of orange and purple t-shirts, we'll see seats of black and yellow. wats next for the Nexus? i predict (like i said before in the TURN thread) we see Cena turn half the Nexus face while the new recruits stay heel. but either way, its gettin interesting now, finally.

i always look forward to watching Natalya wrestle. that chick is just a bundle of WHAM and BAM!!! man she was practically JUMPIN OUT of her top last night! holy shizzzznit, it was like watching 2 puppies bouncin out of a tight bag! i was sure thered be a nip slip during that match! too bad she didnt get the title.

and last but not least, in the well deserved final MAIN EVENT like its supposed to be, the Undertaker vs Kane. no need to go into how well the match went. it went as well as 2 giant behemoths could do! pretty damn good! better than their past matches from back in the day! but the real story here is the Paul Bearer heel turn. man i KNEW IT!!! my buddies were all saying it was too soon for a Bearer turn, since he just barely came back like yesterday! but i knew it was gonna happen as soon as i saw the RED shirt he wore on Smackdown. wrestlers love to drop clues, man. u see it all the time. if u watch close enough and pay attention to the details, they practically give away their motives, and its cool that way! this is one feud where i wonder wats in store next, and i actually TRUST the creative team in charge of it. i just hope they dont bring back Brother Love...

all in all, this PPV felt like a 3 hour Smackdown. other than the Card order, i had no problems watching it(well most of it... well some of it...well all the important parts between the chicks and the beer and the beer and the chicks). nothing too flashy, and no grandeur to it. just good storytelling in the ring, good storylines outside of the ring, and great wrestling, like how it should be.

Hell In A Cell 2010 = 7/10

oh, btw, thx andy1 for answering the Muta/Jericho thing.
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Hey drinks can sometimes help watch a PPV good or bad so cheers to that!

I'm happy Bryan got to really showcase himself as did Miz in his sneakiness and Morrison in his aeriel skills and La Parcour training. I was shocked they allowed the naming of Cattle Mutilation (even if Cole made fun of the name-try being in the move someday Cole) and the Haas of Pain even moreso (since Charlie's not in the company right now). Still great to see the moves in a wrestling match.

WWE layouts of PPVs has been baffling with every match getting odd spots. The job of an schedueler may it be in wrestling, sports or elsewhere is to give the best layout and putting a World title match 2nd match in is not it, nor is putting matches of talent you're trying to get over AFTER very hot matches either as that's more of a pet peeve to me.

All I'll say if Edge's quest to rid the WWE of stupidity (that's gonna take a while, as Striker said, start on saying bye to Cole) if it least gets Edge out of booking limbo and even makes him a half decent face again I'm all for it.

The Cena loss was so necessary and needs to now go forth for the Fall to help RAW badly out of its latest funk in the ratings and in interest overall. I find it funny it might be hard to identify Husky Harris/Rotunda since well he kind of sticks out for his big look, heh. It's telling only 2 of NXT Season 2 ran in and not the others not seen on TV yet which is telling about those talent (except maybe Percy Watson who is more suited to be either on his own to begin or re-team with former FCW tag partner Darren Young).

I'll assume Layla got the shoe idea from Teddy Long who did that gimmick as a manager LONG long ago.

Main event wise it reminds me too much of athletes past their prime doing what they love way past what their bodies can. Taker was labouring from how it looked so going 20 minutes is not a good idea again on the WWE creative planning of the PPV. From Jerry Rice in the NFL to current wrestlers like Flair and Foley and the old ECW guys it's just painful to see their twilight years. It is indeed hard to rest in peace away from the job you love and hoping then by this coming Mania it's maybe wise time for Taker to call it a career finally. He's given us enough, it's time he's owed a rest.
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just finished watchin RAW, and ive only had about 2 or 6 beers so im practically sober, but am i the only one who felt that episode was a bit WEIRD? maybe it felt awkward cuz Cena started off face and ended up half-heel or something. but yeah, that whole Cena/Nexus storyline was kinna confusing. but at least NOW its getting INTERESTING!!! ill most likely tune in next week...

so Tarver is out? that just seems like a mistake cuz i felt he was one of the stronger, more complete wrestlers out of the Nexus.

glad to see Goldust finally getting a storyline feud! Goldust has always been one of my FAVS! that dude is just larger than life, as ive seen him in person a few times. even though its just a bit part, its good to see Shattered Dreams Production back in business.

now who did Edge get traded for? i heard a rumor, and i HOPE TO THE WRESTLING GODS it is NOT TRUE! but it most likely is cuz my source is hardly ever wrong.

right now, the only reason i wanna see the return of HHH is for him to have his revenge feud on Sheamus, which should keep Sheamus from droppin back down to the bottom of the ladder. i HATE HHH, but i hate it even MORE to see a great dominant competitor like Sheamus be taken out of the title picture. in the very least, a feud with HHH keeps Sheamus at the top of the scene for a bit. but without HHH, i can only hope to see him involved with the Championship somehow.

except for LayCool wrestling with mics on, i dont have many complaints for this RAW atm. i sat through the whole thing (didnt even bother with MNF cuz there was a Laker game at the same time). im sure ill remember something that bothered me about this ep, but as for now, i think it was a decent show.
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so i finally gave in and bought the Legendary DVD for my kid after she begged and begged me. after reluctantly paying $10.00 for the movie, we watched it. Legendary was everything i thought it would be - and i didnt think much of it in the first place. it tried to be a dramatic film about 2 brothers forging the bond between them with wrestling. sure, it was full of the typical sports training montages and the climactic tournament style ending, and even a couple stars with respectable acting calibur... but in the end, it felt like it either didnt have enough or i had too much. my kid enjoyed it, but only cuz of Cena. as long as she liked it, it was prolly worth it. but on a scale of 1-10 id rate Legendary a 4.5 at best.

we've all seen wrestlers make their ways into Hollywood through the years, and most of them being unsuccessful at it, except for a select few. i like the effort these wrestlers are putting into their roles, but at times it can be almost painful to watch them act! i liked Kane in See No Evil all the way up until he had to say his lines. i dont mind seeing Austin on screen at times, and the Rock wasnt too bad in his films... or maybe im being just a bit too nice? we also have the Big Show in a movie coming up soon too, so im kinna curious about that one. there are more and more wrestlers these days getting into the acting business and i dont blame them for trying, but sometimes they should just stick to wrestling.

but as far as im concerned, the BEST performance EVER put on by a wrestler in acting was from the late great Andre the Giant as Fezzik in The Princess Bride. he truly embodied his role and played it with such genuine heart and kindness all while his health was ailing at the time they were filming. the part of Fezzik was tailor-made for him and although it was a small part, it was still awesome and memorable. i have yet to see a wrestler top that when it comes to acting. but with all these wrestlers on TV and movies these days, there may be some hope in the future... or not...
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Heh ah spoilage of the little one. Then again I'd rather not go into details about how I spoil my cat, heh. While I like how the Cena on Nexus deal is going, I hope for parent sakes there's not a sudden new T-Shirt just for the move but I figure one is coming to still keep sales up despite what some pundits think. Cena sells and a change in who he's with is not going to change that much to hurt sales IMHO considering the PPVs are way worse in the toilets-a great read from former talent Lance Storm is up at http://www.stormwrestling.com/100510.html simply focusing on PPVs alone and he's one of my favs to read online that is in the industry.

Interesting you mention WWE past and present talent in Hollywood as I just finished watching my taped new episode of Chuck, a show that's now becoming not only fun to watch with all the comedic spy fighting and such, but has tons of guest stars done decently unlike RAW in the ways of how the campy Batman used to draw EVERYONE wanting even 1 cameo to boost a career. Stacy Kiebler as a CIA spy took on villain Steve Austin on the show and it's funny how they OKed it considering Austin's real past issues with hitting women heh. In the end though he did get his cumuffins from of all thing a burly black store owner and his trusty tazer so guess WWE and NBC share script ideas. That said there it was fun and not that offensive overall, just fun entertainment crossover in a way and it can happen. I hear current talent doing way better with non-WWE scripts like Cody Rhodes (who has past acting training), the Big Show who can be funny in stuff like Waterboy (not sure about the WWE plot which sounds a lot like trying again to make him Andre and really not the best plan as Andre has his own unique charm as you mention in one of my all time fav movies the Princess Bride...YES I'm man enough to admit it!) and others.

I think guys want to do stuff outside WWE walls since the scripts are better, the work isn't as stigant as in WWE rings and of course pay is way better-sadly WWE must approve all things or they fire you-ask Mickie James, Maria, Batista and others. I do hope sometimes too the special outside WWE appearances the talent does get go well as it's nice to see them outside the norm once in a while too! Jericho signing karaoke on the Lopez Show as posted in the Behind the Scenes news before is easily a recent fun one I adore for laughs and fun!
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My Nexus shirt finally came in today, along with my kids new "Hello I'm Awesome" Miz t-shirt. its about damn time too, since its been frikkin almost 3 weeks, but i paid for it to be delivered in 5 days by UPS. 5 days my ass...

im a HUGE Pro Wrestling t-shirt collector, and i also bought a replica World Heavyweight Championship belt(the original version, not the curved-plated WWE version), and all the Toy Championship belts for my kid(cuz theres no way im letting her play with my metal replica). i dont go overboard by buying stupid action figures and shit, but i do love Pro wrestling merchandise. i still have all my old Austin, Rock and nWo tees, but my most favs are my Taz "Tap Out"(he came out with "Tap Out" BEFORE the current big brand ever got big), and my trusty ol' Cactus Jack "Wanted" tee.

i read somewhere online that the Nexus merch aint selling too good and Vince was kinda pissed about that. so why isnt the stuff selling? is it the awful color combo of black and yellow/gold? no, cuz "Wanted Cactus Jack" is the same color and those things sell FOREVER(ive bought 3 so far). is it cuz nobody likes the Nexus? hell no, cuz they have a following, whether u wanna admit it or not. why isnt their stuff selling then? ill tell u why... CUZ ITS UGLY!!! thats why...

too much yellow, and too too solid of a design. maybe thats just my opinion, but hey, im a t-shirt graphic/tattoo artist! thats wat i do for a living, so i think my professional opinion is worth something. their tees are just plain ol' UGLY! i admit i bought one, but i bought it for shock value and to piss ppl off when they see me wear on the street. AAHAHAH! but the t-shirt isnt selling mainly cuz i think the design is frikkin UGLY. normal fans aint gonna wanna buy it.

lets hope with Cena in the Nexus, he presence there will bring sales up to where they need to be. not that i care about sales numbers... but ill bet that if Cena is the huge merchandise draw that he supposedly is(and he IS), then if he were to wear that Nexus black and gold, more ppl will catch on...
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Ah cool I used to buy WWE Tshirts when I went to live shows/PPVs. Oddly my 2 Brock Lesnar Shirts come in handy as a sort of UFC PPV watching shirt to have on like this coming month heh. I also got old Austin, Jericho and Kurt Angle shirts too. Lesson my friend learned buying the replica belts: don't leave them on your shoulders for a whole show because he did and by the end of it his arm was limp from the weight! Also the older ones were heavy-no wonder a title head shot really hurt!

The thing about Nexus stuff not selling has various reasons. The combined color and logo isn't really that drawing and the slogan is at best average. A huge thing is they are HEELS and generally it's the faces selling the most merchandise.



Again I could so easily in time see a Cena version of the Nexus shirt-take care to the parents who got to get it for their kids for Christmas heh.
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so the other big story in Pro Wrestling right now is the big HEEL turn by Jeff Hardy. at Bound For Glory it was revealed that "They" are Hardy, Jarrett, Abyss, Bitchoff and Hogan. its good to see Hogan up and about so soon after his surgery. the whole "they" thing really hasnt sunk in with me just yet, maybe cuz i rarely watch TNA anymore. i was kinda hesitant to watch Bound For Glory last night, but seeing as how i wasnt paying for it this time(finally), i saw it and it wasnt half bad! its nice to see TNA gaining a little momentum, even if its as minor as a Hardy heel turn.

actually ive been reading alot about TNA lately from all the Pro Wrestling websites i browse around during free time at work. ive been noticing alot of speculation about how some TNA stars might be heading to WWE in the near future. all i have to say about that is - BULLSHIT. i dont think ANY TNA stars are even considering coming to the WWE, no matter wat the stories out there are. i dont care how reliable the sources say they might be! the reason i think wrestlers will STAY with TNA is quite simple: loose drug policy. seriously, when was the last time we saw a TNA star come to WWE? correct me if im wrong, but i believe the last wrestler to do so was Ron Killings! and theres also Christian, but he was with WWF first, so im not really counting that. for the most part, if my knowledge is correct, when wrestlers go from WWE to TNA, they never come back. and i believe its cuz of the loose drug policy over there.

ive read that Kevin Nash is "unhappy" at TNA and hes coming to WWE. i heard that Kurt Angle's contract is up, so hes coming back to WWE. i read that the Dudleys are unsigned and they are coming back to WWE! and after that bombshell they dropped at Bound For Glory saying that Team 3D is done, im sure the rumor mills are working overtime now! (personally, i think they are just saying that 3D is done with tag team wrestling and they'll be focusing more on singles from now on... but who knows?) there are other stories ive heard about of other wrestlers they claim are coming back to WWE... but i seriously DOUBT them all. why? cuz WWE's Wellness Policy is quite strict compared to TNA's newly implied drug testing. alot of them wrestlers arent willing to give up the "juice" that easy...

but all in all, its nice to see TNA getting back up there. time for me to find my TNA t-shirt again!
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Well not much to say to that-it's always going to happen that when talking WWE there's talk of the other feds even when WWE wants to ignore them (unless it's Mick Foley). As for talent going to the WWE from TNA some do but as you noted they started in WWE at some time before (R.Killings/Truth was actually in WWE before as K-Kwik) but it';s really rare to be someone who was a TNA Original since Vince again has a stigma over people he didn't create (Ask Danielson, Kaval etc.). Also a lot of them are smaller wrestlers which again is a WWE no-no. Drugs also come into play but more after they're caught in WWE than before. I've noted the updates in Behind the Scenes on those people you mentioned with contracts statuses so it's there.

In the end, any form of competition is great for pushing all parties involved-I just with TNA the best in cleaning up the confusing plotlines and booking while not always trying to be WWE 2.0-be the best TNA they can be is the real way to go!
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Posted 10/12/10
im sure u all saw that botched 540 splash that Gabriel did on Orton! notice i said '540', cuz imo Gabriel's 450 takes 5 minutes to pull off! and when he doesnt take 5 minutes standing up there on the top turnbuckle, it ends up botched. like wat happed to Big Show and wat happened tonight on Orton. now i dont know if Gabriel overshot it and Orton rolled into it, or if Orton was supposed to roll inside so Gabriel goes over him, either way that spot was BOTCHED. like i told my buddies, if Gabriel doesnt stand up there and focus for 5 minutes, he messes up, but if he takes too damn long up there, it slows down the momentum of the match. Otunga was all hyping up the 450 Splash too... psh

so CM Punk was traded to RAW. Punk has been one of my favs for a long time now. he was the biggest heel in Smackdown when the SES were at full power, hes frikkin awesome on the mic, and hes badass in the ring! sad to see him leave Smackdown, cuz i like that show. i can only hope they have good shit planned for him in RAW. but heres the thing: doesnt Smackdown only have 3 heels now? Kane, Del Rio and Swagger are awesome heels, but still, they are only 3. 5 if u count the Tag champs Cody and Drew. RAW now is practically OVERFILLING with heels! theres 4 in the Nexus, plus 2 more if u count the new guys and we still got Miz & Riley, Sheamus, Michael Cole(?) and Dibiase. add CM Punk to all that and its a total of 12 heels. am i forgetting somebody here?

it may not matter wat the Heel:Face ratio is for each roster, but i still think its kinna unbalanced. i really hope CM Punk isnt lost in all the crap thats goin on at RAW. i hope they find a good storyline feud for him cuz i think its a waste to see a wrestler of his talent be shoved down to the midcard. on Smackdown, he was part of the big picture, but on RAW he might be given a smaller role. only time will tell...
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