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    ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    Nirya wrote: »
    I really can't think of any Chikara guys who left the promotion and became huge

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    You know, I like Cesaro and everything, but I really think we need to nail down the definition of the word "huge".

    Because I don't really think Cesaro fits that definition just yet.

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    PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    I think you need a solid mix of big guys in something like WWE for it to really work. And Big Show, Mark Henry and Kane are probably a couple years at most away from retirement, and someone probably has to fill their shoes. And like, the only big man to gain any traction lately is Ryback. They have a ton of talented mid sized guys, and if they pass on a couple current indie stars, they'll probably be fine for like, the next decade or so. They've got way fewer big guys at the moment, and most of them aren't even close to established, yet. And you can't look at Big E and Luke Harper and go "yeah, those two and Ryback, that's probably enough."

    I am by no means saying that they shouldn't bring in more big men. But I really don't think that ignoring small men is a good thing.

    And you forgot Erick Rowan, Brodus Clay, and Sweet T.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYbetvkPA6I

    Yeah, I am, actually. It's hard to complain about a lack of big men on the roster when you can name 9 off the top of your head.

    I don't think Tons of Funk are good enough to be on the level of Cesaro or Luke Harper or Kane and certainly not great big guys like Mike Awesome or Bam Bam Bigelow.

    Erick Rowan is not quite ready for the roster either, he's definitely the weak link of the Wyatt Family.

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    CuvisTheConquerorCuvisTheConqueror They always say "yee haw" but they never ask "haw yee?" Registered User regular
    edited October 2013
    I think you need a solid mix of big guys in something like WWE for it to really work. And Big Show, Mark Henry and Kane are probably a couple years at most away from retirement, and someone probably has to fill their shoes. And like, the only big man to gain any traction lately is Ryback. They have a ton of talented mid sized guys, and if they pass on a couple current indie stars, they'll probably be fine for like, the next decade or so. They've got way fewer big guys at the moment, and most of them aren't even close to established, yet. And you can't look at Big E and Luke Harper and go "yeah, those two and Ryback, that's probably enough."

    I am by no means saying that they shouldn't bring in more big men. But I really don't think that ignoring small men is a good thing.

    And you forgot Erick Rowan, Brodus Clay, and Sweet T.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYbetvkPA6I

    Yeah, I am, actually. It's hard to complain about a lack of big men on the roster when you can name 9 off the top of your head.

    I don't think Tons of Funk are good enough to be on the level of Cesaro or Luke Harper or Kane and certainly not great big guys like Mike Awesome or Bam Bam Bigelow.

    Erick Rowan is not quite ready for the roster either, he's definitely the weak link of the Wyatt Family.

    But still, they are there, so it's hard to say that there's some shortage that needs to be addressed.

    And Tensai is actually a pretty damn good worker, when he's not hamstrung by a shitty gimmick.
    Nirya wrote: »
    I really can't think of any Chikara guys who left the promotion and became huge

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    You know, I like Cesaro and everything, but I really think we need to nail down the definition of the word "huge".

    Because I don't really think Cesaro fits that definition just yet.

    He was about as huge as you get on the indies.

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    The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
    So, this week's NXT is pretty bleh. The commentary from Scott Dawson is evidence enough as to why this is his last show. Renee did well though, keeping things interesting and teaming up with Regal in making fun of Dawson.

    That said the show's worth watching for the main event of Sami vs Bo alone.

    I was also very lukewarm on
    he way that Sami v Bo match ended. That turnbuckle hit didn't really look like anything. In fact, turnbuckle hits always make me go 'really?' as something people sell like that.

    Also yes, the commentary from Scott Dawson was fucking terrible

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    PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    I think part of what hurt the finish is that they didn't recognize it was a call-back to how Bo won the title.

    Well...I say "they" but I feel like Regal was purposefully testing Renee and Dawson throughout the show by leaving threads hanging for them to pull. When he asked if there was anything more Adriane Neville could have done it sounded like he was setting up for them to point out how Corey Graves tagged out early but neither of them picked up on it. That said Renee is enthusiastic and charismatic and sounds a bit like Ellen Page. Dawson contributes nothing and I can see why they sacked him.

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    The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
    Well no, I totally knew it was, but I wasn't hot about it in the first place.

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    TNA no longer lists tapings dates for Dec. 5 or Dec. 19 on it schedule. The Dec. 5 date was scheduled for Chattanooga and the Dec. 19 date may have never been reported publicly but there was a location for the show. In addition, the Nov. 21 taping in Baltimore reportedly has no tickets for sale by PW Insider even though we had been told earlier today that the advance was terrible for the show. Their report said that people who called asking about tickets were told to try again next week, even though the event had not been canceled.

    The Dec. 27 taping in Philaelphia is still on the schedule.

    What an epic clusterfuck.

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    ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    I think you need a solid mix of big guys in something like WWE for it to really work. And Big Show, Mark Henry and Kane are probably a couple years at most away from retirement, and someone probably has to fill their shoes. And like, the only big man to gain any traction lately is Ryback. They have a ton of talented mid sized guys, and if they pass on a couple current indie stars, they'll probably be fine for like, the next decade or so. They've got way fewer big guys at the moment, and most of them aren't even close to established, yet. And you can't look at Big E and Luke Harper and go "yeah, those two and Ryback, that's probably enough."

    I am by no means saying that they shouldn't bring in more big men. But I really don't think that ignoring small men is a good thing.

    And you forgot Erick Rowan, Brodus Clay, and Sweet T.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYbetvkPA6I

    Yeah, I am, actually. It's hard to complain about a lack of big men on the roster when you can name 9 off the top of your head.

    I don't think Tons of Funk are good enough to be on the level of Cesaro or Luke Harper or Kane and certainly not great big guys like Mike Awesome or Bam Bam Bigelow.

    Erick Rowan is not quite ready for the roster either, he's definitely the weak link of the Wyatt Family.

    But still, they are there, so it's hard to say that there's some shortage that needs to be addressed.

    And Tensai is actually a pretty damn good worker, when he's not hamstrung by a shitty gimmick.
    Nirya wrote: »
    I really can't think of any Chikara guys who left the promotion and became huge

    antoniocesaro_bio.png

    You know, I like Cesaro and everything, but I really think we need to nail down the definition of the word "huge".

    Because I don't really think Cesaro fits that definition just yet.

    He was about as huge as you get on the indies.

    HOLY GOD THE NXT COMMENTARY IS AWFUL MAKE IT STOP

    Being huge on the indies and being huge are not the same thing.

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    At least TNA know where their priorities lie.
    TNA has released a shirt for owner Dixie Carter. The shirt is blue with a circle on the chest that reads "Dixie Land" with red, white and blue colors.

    Yeah. In more positive news, 3.0 are now on a quest to find Archibald Peck.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftt9_eVz7Y8

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    MikeLLMikeLL What it do NEPHEW? Registered User regular
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    CuvisTheConquerorCuvisTheConqueror They always say "yee haw" but they never ask "haw yee?" Registered User regular
    I think you need a solid mix of big guys in something like WWE for it to really work. And Big Show, Mark Henry and Kane are probably a couple years at most away from retirement, and someone probably has to fill their shoes. And like, the only big man to gain any traction lately is Ryback. They have a ton of talented mid sized guys, and if they pass on a couple current indie stars, they'll probably be fine for like, the next decade or so. They've got way fewer big guys at the moment, and most of them aren't even close to established, yet. And you can't look at Big E and Luke Harper and go "yeah, those two and Ryback, that's probably enough."

    I am by no means saying that they shouldn't bring in more big men. But I really don't think that ignoring small men is a good thing.

    And you forgot Erick Rowan, Brodus Clay, and Sweet T.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYbetvkPA6I

    Yeah, I am, actually. It's hard to complain about a lack of big men on the roster when you can name 9 off the top of your head.

    I don't think Tons of Funk are good enough to be on the level of Cesaro or Luke Harper or Kane and certainly not great big guys like Mike Awesome or Bam Bam Bigelow.

    Erick Rowan is not quite ready for the roster either, he's definitely the weak link of the Wyatt Family.

    But still, they are there, so it's hard to say that there's some shortage that needs to be addressed.

    And Tensai is actually a pretty damn good worker, when he's not hamstrung by a shitty gimmick.
    Nirya wrote: »
    I really can't think of any Chikara guys who left the promotion and became huge

    antoniocesaro_bio.png

    You know, I like Cesaro and everything, but I really think we need to nail down the definition of the word "huge".

    Because I don't really think Cesaro fits that definition just yet.

    He was about as huge as you get on the indies.

    HOLY GOD THE NXT COMMENTARY IS AWFUL MAKE IT STOP

    Being huge on the indies and being huge are not the same thing.

    We were discussing huge on the indies.

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    Andy JoeAndy Joe We claim the land for the highlord! The AdirondacksRegistered User regular
    Eddie Kingston backfisted R.D. Evans on the latest episode of ROH on Sinclair, and no time travel shenanigans ensued.

    I hope this puts to rest the ridiculous rumors that Evans and Archibald Peck are the same person.

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    Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    Those rumors should have been put to rest when Peck hired Evans as his lawyer! But people are relentless and disgusting with their talk.

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    MagellMagell Detroit Machine Guns Fort MyersRegistered User regular
    Jessy Sorenson is making his in ring return at RoH against Tomasso Ciampa. I feel like they probably could have gotten a better opponent for him.

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    Conversations have been opened between TNA and Universal Studios regarding the promotion returning to the old Impact Zone in November to tape several days' worth of Impact episodes, PWInsider.com has learned.

    There is no confirmation that the two sides have come to terms, but the belief is that the company is seeking to run several days' worth of tapings the week of 11/21 that would cover 4-6 weeks' worth of episodes.

    The Impact Zone, located at Universal Studios Orlando's Soundstage 21, is currently being used as a Resident Evil haunted house for Universal's Halloween Horrors event through 11/2.

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    CuvisTheConquerorCuvisTheConqueror They always say "yee haw" but they never ask "haw yee?" Registered User regular
    According to Pwinsider.com, TNA and Universal Studios have opened discussions regarding the promotion returning to the old Impact Zone in November to tape several episodes of Impact Wrestling. The word is that the company is looking to tape anywhere from four to six episodes of Impact during the week of November 21st.

    The Impact Zone was located at Universal Studios Soundstage 21 in Orlando. At this time, the studio is being used as a Resident Evil haunted house for Universal's Halloween Horrors until November 2nd.

    At this time there is no confirmation that a deal is official.

    Read more at http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/301063/TNA-Reportedly-in-Negotiations-to-Tape-Several-Editions-of-Impact-at-Universal-Studios-in-Florida.htm#hSUShlJtVAiOP3m6.99

    Well, that explains the taping cancellations.

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    Dyvim TvarDyvim Tvar Registered User regular
    Magell wrote: »
    Jessy Sorenson is making his in ring return at RoH against Tomasso Ciampa. I feel like they probably could have gotten a better opponent for him.

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    So Rey actually wrestled yesterday in Mexico. Probably just a test run for whatever's left of his knee.

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited October 2013
    TNA's problems are solved: they signed Derrick Bateman and he's debuting Sunday as Ethan Carter the Third.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-psnS6IDY3c&feature=player_embedded

    haha sorry Derrick

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    Oh yeah and apparently Bateman is going to be Dixie Carter's storyline nephew. Which might not be too bad honestly, at least it shows they want to push him right away.

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    Dyvim TvarDyvim Tvar Registered User regular
    I guess it's marginally better than unemployment, sure it pays the same but at least it's something to put on your C.V.

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    Here's a pretty cool stat regarding the recent Okada/Tanahashi match.
    For those who appreciate Meltzer's ratings, Okada/Tanahashi is the first pairing to get two 5 star matches in one year since 1993.

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    SchideSchide Yeoh! Registered User regular
    wirehead26 wrote: »
    Oh yeah and apparently Bateman is going to be Dixie Carter's storyline nephew. Which might not be too bad honestly, at least it shows they want to push him right away.

    Well at least he's not her real relative and getting a job just because of that, then keeping his job even after other, better wrestlers are gotten rid of or not kept. TNA would never do anything like that.

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    So I guess because of Low Ki's "retirement" ROH decided to put up the KENTA/Ki main event from Final Battle 2005.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGhQ2XqjVog

    Still a damn great match I must say.

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    This should be a great wrestling weekend for me with Smackdown tonight, an Iron Man match at my local indy show tomorrow, and Chikara Three Fisted Tales on Neon Alley Sunday.

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    MikeLLMikeLL What it do NEPHEW? Registered User regular
    I'm ready to watch a possibly good Smackdown and probably draw Big E Langston at some point.

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    HjorvarthrHjorvarthr Registered User regular
    yeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeah

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    If this Wyatt family/Miz feud means Miz is no longer a smarmy asshole face then good.

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    HjorvarthrHjorvarthr Registered User regular
    that closeline

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    Wish they'd let Lee use his truckstop drop finisher.

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    MikeLLMikeLL What it do NEPHEW? Registered User regular
    Miz works well as the kind of douchey main character in a slasher movie.

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    MikeLL wrote: »
    Miz works well as the kind of douchey main character in a slasher movie.

    He works well as a douchey heel. But Vince is too senile to realize how bad of a face he is.

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    Here we go.

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    Big M LangsteinBig M Langstein I NEED FIVE! Registered User regular
    wirehead26 wrote: »
    Here we go.

    HERE. WE. GO.

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    This is a great match.

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    HjorvarthrHjorvarthr Registered User regular
    BIG E

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    While I would have preferred a bit more of a tease that Langston was going to join up with Heyman's crew that was still a great moment.

    And apparently it isn't a swerve since WWE is planning on having an Axel/Big E. feud for the IC title.

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    HjorvarthrHjorvarthr Registered User regular
    Heyman insulted Big E right before the brawl

    why would he have joined up with him?

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    Big M LangsteinBig M Langstein I NEED FIVE! Registered User regular
    I fully support a Big E Langston Intercontinental Championship run.

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    Hjorvarthr wrote: »
    Heyman insulted Big E right before the brawl

    why would he have joined up with him?

    Ah OK, I had it on mute during that part since I had a phone call.

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