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by mprentice84
Thu May 26, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE NXT 2016
Replies: 2036
Views: 278849

Re: WWE NXT 2016

JML wrote:He's finally coming.

They did a fantastic job with this. Really excited.
by mprentice84
Wed May 25, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE Brand Split 2016
Replies: 298
Views: 34658

Re: WWE Brand Split 2016

rovert wrote:Asking around:

1. A few WWE talents didn't know until they were told. Some by fans or by reading online.
Wade Keller's breaking news audio confirmed this as well. Very few people knew what was happening and the ones that did were in the dark when it came to details.
by mprentice84
Wed May 25, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE Brand Split 2016
Replies: 298
Views: 34658

Re: WWE Brand Split 2016

It'll be very interesting how much more rope Vince gives to Hunter. Between NXT and now the possibility of him and Ward running Smackdown as an independent entity, he could essentially see out a new signings career from day one to a WWE PPV main event. That's a huge amount of trust.
by mprentice84
Wed May 25, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE Brand Split 2016
Replies: 298
Views: 34658

Re: WWE Brand Split 2016

I'm firmly in the short-term boom long-term bust camp with regards to another brand split. People are clamouring for it, and I understand why... on it's face, it seems like a fantastic idea, a great way to get more people exposure, freshen up cards, etc., etc. And in the short term, it is. You'll h...
by mprentice84
Wed May 25, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE Women's Division
Replies: 490
Views: 73351

Re: WWE Women's Division

The upcoming brand split could be a negative for the women's division simply due to numbers. There are far fewer women to begin with. Too bad they haven't been building up a lot of the women they have in NXT. There's nowhere near the depth to split the women's crew. Pick a show to feature them on a...
by mprentice84
Wed May 25, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: CMLL, the home of Cavernario
Replies: 302
Views: 47552

Re: CMLL, the home of Cavernario

CMLL announced the return of the International Gran Prix yesterday. Cubsfan and Fredo Esparza have a bunch of info up on their pages. Could be a hell of a tournament, especially with NJPW involvement.
by mprentice84
Wed May 25, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE Brand Split 2016
Replies: 298
Views: 34658

Re: WWE Brand Split 2016

rovert wrote:For this to be a success it requires WWE not to be WWE - micro managing, short termist, standardized production etc.
by mprentice84
Wed May 25, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE Brand Split 2016
Replies: 298
Views: 34658

Re: WWE Brand Split 2016

If they give Ryan Ward the freedom to book a professional wrestling show on Smackdown, this could be a huge success. Everything rides on the shows being different in production and presentation.
by mprentice84
Wed May 25, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE (Discussion)
Replies: 3290
Views: 495235

Re: Official WWE Thread: Post-WrestleMania 32

Unless the plan is to drastically differentiate the production and presentation between the two shows, this will only accelerate viewer burnout. Roster split isn't nearly enough.
by mprentice84
Wed May 25, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Lucha Show/Matches Sticky
Replies: 83
Views: 41767

Re: Lucha Show/Matches Sticky

Finally had a chance to catch up on some of last weekend Lucha Elite from 05/20 was another enjoyable hour of wrestling. Enjoyed the Caristico v. Ultimo Guerrero main while it lasted, the weekly de-masking spots are getting really old though. I think Rob Viper had mentioned something about that a we...
by mprentice84
Tue May 24, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE (Discussion)
Replies: 3290
Views: 495235

Re: Official WWE Thread: Post-WrestleMania 32

Atlanta announced as the home of the Super Bowl in 2019. What are the chances they get WrestleMania XXXIV now?

Orlando and Atlanta are only a few hours apart.
by mprentice84
Tue May 24, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE (Discussion)
Replies: 3290
Views: 495235

Re: Official WWE Thread: Post-WrestleMania 32

Can someone tell me on why Apollo Crews is still on the main roster? He's not even close to being ready and his match with Jericho was just another horrible example of that. Not having a good match with Chris Jericho in 2016 isn't something that I'd hold that against anyone. Crews is working the ro...
by mprentice84
Tue May 24, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE 2016 Cuts
Replies: 603
Views: 78244

Re: WWE 2016 Cuts

I hate to see people lose their jobs, and I wish no ill on the workers, but I still feel like there's plenty of fat to trim. It sucks to say that, but you're absolutely right. There are probably two dozen wrestlers that could get replaced by NXT prospects and the company wouldn't skip a beat. In fa...
by mprentice84
Tue May 24, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE 2016 Cuts
Replies: 603
Views: 78244

Re: WWE 2016 Cuts

I'll never understand the obsession with having a Power Plant that manufactures stars from scratch. Recruit the best wrestlers from all over the world and let them do their thing.