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  • AlphaRomeroAlphaRomero Registered User regular
    So AEW apparently beat Raw and Smackdown last week or the week before in ratings and RAW's continues to plummet. My concern is that they're obviously not going to blame it on Wrestling kind of sucking without an audience, and WWE sucking without talented writers, and just lay the fault at the feet of people like Drew and Bayley and Sasha.

  • ReynoldsReynolds Raving Rabbit Registered User regular
    They'll probably drop a ton of money (that they saved by firing so many people and barely bothering to protect the ones they still have) to get Brock or someone similar to show up.

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  • El FantasticoEl Fantastico Toronto, ONRegistered User regular
    Brock should not bring in the ratings he does, but I'll admit, even I would consider tuning in if its to see Brock get his shit handed to him instead of just squashing someone for no good reason to carry a belt for another year.

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  • ThawmusThawmus Registered User regular
    If they did an arc where Brock actually showed up week after week, got the title back, but then had to compete in many, many title defenses, sometimes 2 or 3 on the same night, and just put him through a gauntlet of shit for a year while higher-ups try and tell him they're doing this for his own good to show him he's too old for this shit...only to then throw Joe or Lee at him at WM and crush him, and then have him show up at Royal Rumble the next year for payback...

    Well who am I kidding I still wouldn't watch it because fuck WWE. I can't hold my nose for that company anymore, and I'm honestly not sure where I stand on AEW at this point either.

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  • CuvisTheConquerorCuvisTheConqueror I'm a different bird Registered User regular
    JR just referred to Warhorse as a "newcomer"... wonder if that was a mistake, or an indication that they actually signed him to a deal.

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  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    JR just referred to Warhorse as a "newcomer"... wonder if that was a mistake, or an indication that they actually signed him to a deal.

    It’s a possibility cause Cody has been engaging with his fans quite a bit this week

    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
  • CuvisTheConquerorCuvisTheConqueror I'm a different bird Registered User regular
    OK, that was a great intro for Warhorse.

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  • Andy JoeAndy Joe The AdirondacksRegistered User regular
    Wait, is Warhorse in Bullet Club?

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  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    edited July 30
    they shoulda let WARHORSE come out with the Independent Wrestling Championship IMO

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  • CuvisTheConquerorCuvisTheConqueror I'm a different bird Registered User regular
    edited July 30
    I like the story they're doing here, with Cody big-leaguing the hell out of Warhorse and Warhorse showing how big a mistake that is.

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  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    Oh ffs

    If they sign Ryder and not fucking Warhorse

    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
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  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
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  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    Arn, Cody, and Cardona just standing and bro-fisting while WARHORSE is laying on the ground right under them lol

  • MagellMagell Sphinx! Parts UnknownRegistered User regular
    Oh ffs

    If they sign Ryder and not fucking Warhorse

    He's literally one of Cody's best friends and a big name in wrestling. Of course they signed him.

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  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    Magell wrote: »
    Oh ffs

    If they sign Ryder and not fucking Warhorse

    He's literally one of Cody's best friends and a big name in wrestling. Of course they signed him.

    Where did I say they couldn’t sign him?

    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    edited July 30
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  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    Lol holy shit Kenny’s face

    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
  • MagellMagell Sphinx! Parts UnknownRegistered User regular
    At some point they're going to have to let the Dark Order win something that matters.

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  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    JR is WILD tonight lol

  • SproutSprout Registered User regular
    MJF’s hair is rapidly approaching Norman Osbourne territory.

  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    Whoever at AEW decided multiple simultaneous election themes in their storylines was the play.... please go into a garbage can and stay in the garbage can and do not come out of the garbage can

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  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    edited July 30


    35 matches from 20 promotions for free

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  • hailtothekalehailtothekale Registered User regular
    Crippl3 wrote: »

    I don't know off the top of my head if this includes any of his matches against Gary Jay, but if so, watch his matches against Gary Jay.

  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    Variety did an article (ahead of tomorrow's WWE conference call) about the ratings and how the company will blame/has blamed everything except themselves https://variety.com/vip/amidst-wwe-ratings-tumble-mcmahon-must-stop-blaming-storylines-1234712446/
    It’s possible that for Q2’s declines, McMahon will revisit the trope that new stars need to be made, given the absence of several superstars due to the pandemic, notably Roman Reigns. This should be treated with short shrift.

    If the downturn in ratings in Q4 2018 and Q1 2019 were down to superstar absences, this should have been the incentive to create new stars. Should this line be trotted out in the earnings call, it should be exposed as the hollow excuse that it is, and questions should be asked why no new stars have been created since January 2019, when WWE first publicly noted the need in the Q4 2018 earnings call.

    Investors should be worried. No improvement has been made in ratings. If audiences continue to trend down, there’s little chance that last year’s huge renewals will be repeated when the current deals are up.
    The issue is that literally millions of fans who were tuning in regularly in 2017 are now burned out and no longer interested.

    The potential for audience desertion has been apparent for years; investors simply rated the short-term financial gains McMahon was negotiating from TV networks in place of sustained long-term growth.

    The focus of investors will be apparent in the quarterly earnings call. If there is one soft question on why ratings are down, it can be read that the market is more interested in short-term gains.

    Instead, McMahon’s feet should be held to the fire, with Wall Street asking how much longer is needed to create compelling stories and new stars that catch the public’s imagination. Should McMahon be taken to task, then it will be a sign that, finally, investors are realizing that without an audience invested in content, there will be no future revenue bonanzas for WWE.

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  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    edited July 30
    Crippl3 wrote: »

    I don't know off the top of my head if this includes any of his matches against Gary Jay, but if so, watch his matches against Gary Jay.

    only got one, from last October

    ok last WARHORSE post for now I swear:
    AEW is putting out a new themes collection on streaming in two weeks. WARHORSE's theme is included 👀🤔

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  • Andy JoeAndy Joe The AdirondacksRegistered User regular
    It's been all newer guys going over more established stars in these NXT qualifying triple threats so far. Bodes well for Ridge Holland next week, I suppose.

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  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    edited July 30
    Rusev says he's done with wrestling, is a professional Twitch streamer now.

    He already has name value and we all know he's entertaining.

    He can probably make more than in WWE, he doesn't have to travel for work, and he isn't beating himself up for no reason.

    Good for him.

    https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/rusev-says-he-s-done-wrestling-professional-twitcher-now

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  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    edited July 30
    People of color or non-Americans hold every title in the WWE right now except for the WWE title (Strowman) and the IC title (Styles).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_champions_in_WWE

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  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    NJPW finally uploaded a bunch of themes to Spotify outside of Japan, here's the collection: https://open.spotify.com/album/0tN7hq3sQLvVfuyHJkcDZU
    It all seems to be older stuff, newest songs are from 2018-2019

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  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    Rusev says he's done with wrestling, is a professional Twitch streamer now.

    He already has name value and we all know he's entertaining.

    He can probably make more than in WWE, he doesn't have to travel for work, and he isn't beating himself up for no reason.

    Good for him.

    https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/rusev-says-he-s-done-wrestling-professional-twitcher-now

    Its a work I bet, till the world sorts itself out.

    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
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  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    edited July 30
    Nm I can’t get this stupid link to work on mobile but Tl:dr Bad Luck Fale lost ALOT of weight

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    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular

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    look at cole lmao (bigger version here)

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  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    Rusev says he's done with wrestling, is a professional Twitch streamer now.

    He already has name value and we all know he's entertaining.

    He can probably make more than in WWE, he doesn't have to travel for work, and he isn't beating himself up for no reason.

    Good for him.

    https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/rusev-says-he-s-done-wrestling-professional-twitcher-now

    Man, if he can keep his old workout routine but not have to wrestle, travel 300 days a year, and deal with injuries constantly, imagine how healthy he'll be.

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  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    Welp that didn’t last long wonder what dinged him

    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    Reading the comments, probably not permanent as he's still listed as a partner. Suspected culprit is people reporting Lana/CJ showing up on stream in a bikini a few days ago. God I hate the fucking throwbacks who do that shit.

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    Dakota Kai, Shayna Baszler, Mia Yim and Jessamyn Duke were playing Grounded, a new Early Access game where you roam around the backyard while ant-sized

    Needless to say it went well (don't have the audio up high) https://streamable.com/jisqzi

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