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by thecubsfan
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: All Elite Wrestling (Discussion)
Replies: 172
Views: 22756

Re: Official All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Thread

I've pointed out on Twitter that it would be foolish to assume AEW is going to be a longer version of Being The Elite (or even "the Road to" series) and we shouldn't be too concerned AEW will resemble the least palatable parts of those YouTube shows until we actually see an AEW show. I will weaselly...
by thecubsfan
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: All Elite Wrestling (Discussion)
Replies: 172
Views: 22756

Re: Official All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Thread

Both Josh Alexander and the Super Smash Brothers getting out of US visa jail is a welcome development and maybe something that doesn't happen without the talent pool getting low making that sort of effort necessary.

I have to wonder if someone's working Speedball' case somewhere.
by thecubsfan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: All Elite Wrestling (Discussion)
Replies: 172
Views: 22756

Re: Official All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Thread

I know wrestling has trained people to believe the opposite of what is said, but I tend to believe the Bucks are telling the truth when they're saying they won't be anywhere near New York that weekend. They clearly want the next time people see them in a match to be at Double or Nothing - that's why...
by thecubsfan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: Ring of Honor (Discussion)
Replies: 1517
Views: 232272

Re: *NEW* ROH Thread. Keep it clean.

The Gresham match being added just at the start of the PPV made it no big deal to me that it was gone a couple of hours later. And Haskins/Williams vs the lesser Kingdom members seemed more like a random TV match than something I needed to see on PPV. I didn't need to spend an hour of my life watchi...
by thecubsfan
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: Pro Wrestling hot stove
Replies: 102
Views: 14525

Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

I feel like there's somewhere between a 99 and a 100% chance TJP pops up somewhere in the Konnan extended universe before long.
by thecubsfan
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WrestleMania 35 Weekend (NYC Metro Area)
Replies: 151
Views: 22727

Re: WrestleMania 35 Weekend (NYC Metro Area)

As a person who has possession of an NXT ticket but hasn't actually watched NXT in months, I've been transfixed by the SeatGeek ticket prices . The get-in price there is 189, a little more than what Jacob saw. There's not many available in general, which is surely part of the reason for the high pri...
by thecubsfan
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: Monday/Thursday TV Reviews thread
Replies: 15
Views: 2105

Re: Monday/Thursday TV Reviews thread

205 probably doesn't deserve as much credit for changing the format when eliminating the squash match is more about (rightful) fear the remaining fans are going to leave in doves during it now that they're back to taping after SmackDown. (Adam Pearce's string of tweets about the boos this week had h...
by thecubsfan
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: All Elite Wrestling (Discussion)
Replies: 172
Views: 22756

Re: Official All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Thread

All Elite have an extreme need to stay in the news cycle and feel relevant (at least until they can lock in a long term TV deal), and they're probably not running a show for months. If they talked about signings and a location in that announcement, they don't really have a lot more to talk about unt...
by thecubsfan
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: Pro Wrestling hot stove
Replies: 102
Views: 14525

Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

Does a promotion offering itself count as hot stove? People in Impact wanting to offer the company to AEW* makes a lot of sense from the Impact's standpoint. The show seems overall better this year but the situation has only gotten worse and they desperately need something to get people excited or t...
by thecubsfan
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame
Topic: 2018 Inductees
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

Re: 2018 Inductees

LA Park IN. Blue Panther, Cien Caras, Vampiro, Ruben Juarez, Universo 2000 all out. That's nearly half the Mexico section gone. Volador being added isn't going to shift many votes. If the complaint was too many lucha candidates to decide from, those voters did make those decisions. Or, really, the e...
by thecubsfan
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: VOW Flagship (November 29): Call for Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1923

Re: VOW Flagship (November 29): Call for Questions

How many twitter posts a day is too much?
by thecubsfan
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: AAW Thread
Replies: 346
Views: 57018

Re: AAW Thread

I would assume ACH & Trevor Lee went an hour because they pitched the idea of going an hour, trying to do it while they still had a good shot of doing it. I assume that is in part why they've gone so strong in the ACH/Kingston direction too, giving those guys one last chance to work with each other ...
by thecubsfan
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 828849

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Am I remembering correctly that - after Kenny tried to recruit Jay White to the Bullet Club and that went badly - that there was a press room conversation between Scrull and Tama Tonga where Tama suggested the problem was the wrong person asked White? That seemed like a seed of Tama vs Omega but ma...
by thecubsfan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: VOW Flagship: Destruction in Kobe, WWE 2k19, Questions & more!
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Re: VOW Flagship: Destruction in Kobe, WWE 2k19, Questions & more!

my hot take is I totally don't think the Atheltic model is sustainable but pro wrestling was actually ahead of them at pivoting to a heavy pay wall system.
by thecubsfan
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WrestleMania 35 Weekend (NYC Metro Area)
Replies: 151
Views: 22727

Re: WrestleMania 35 Weekend (NYC Metro Area)

Janela show went so long/late last year that it hurt Janela's own match, and "New York" seems like it's going more spread out (more travel time) than New Orleans, so moving it to a normal time seems like a smart move. I would personally probably prefer someone running a normal show during this time ...