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Astro Zombie

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  1. Definitely. He gives me the same vibe I get from watching Flair in his prime. There's Nick Aldis and then there's everyone else (In the realm of NWA, though I do feel he is/can be a big star overall). I don't even like the guy in the ring that much but the way he presents himself is top notch. Cody is the only person who can even rival him in that department imo
  2. Yeah. Helped Pagano fend off an attack with the WWE mask and tron. Really interested to see what/if any legal action is taken here. Presumably that appearance violated a non-compete clause. A thread about a name change for Sin Cara. Sounds like we oughta get the popcorn.. https://twitter.com/luchablog/status/1206810736221212673?s=20
  3. Definitely. Between the guys hitting the barricades with the same intensity as they hit the ropes and the dives that can often end up with someone going into the crowd, it's a when not an if. Cornette has brought up that point on more than one occasion that it happens on indie shows all the time and fans get some tickets and a shirt and it's cool, but when you've got a millionaire running a company it changes everything.
  4. They won the JAPW tag team championships in 2012 under the name Outlaw Inc. So...you could just go with that if NWA doesn't give them something else. I know their nameplate and "In Todays Show" picture in the intro (which is a neat af touch btw) it just says their name but I swear I've heard Cornette refer to them as Outlaw Inc. but I may be wrong
  5. Nah they never said it was the refs discretion & a 10 count. They have said the refs discretion in previous weeks, but then a bunch of wads complained that their fake fighting didnt have strict enough rules, so this week they decided to announce the 10 count thing. A bunch of wads ..and their head commentator
  6. I'd imagine they'll follow the old format where the weekly studio shows are for squashes and building characters/angles that sell you on the PPV featuring 6-8 big, more modern style matches
  7. Would you go to the show? Tickets are like $30 $30 is a pretty good price imo considering you're sitting through multiple tapings Big oof on running their first PPV in the same studio they film TV in. was hoping they'd book an arena for it, even if something small like the size of Full Sail
  8. Oddly enough I was thinking about them as singles wrestlers earlier. Feels like for the longest time when they broke into the US it was near impossible to see them team together and now it's rare to see them apart. I hope they do go their own way eventually. They're a bit of an odd fit if you look at them. Like Gens said, Fenix could be the next Rey and Penta is a dark heel type. If they weren't brothers it would be a real head scratcher as to why they were together lol. I'd love to see a mask match between/involving them some day. Don't know how they'd feel about unmasking one another though or if they'd want to do that outside of their native country
  9. He's amazing. Last week was the first time I'd seen him since his All In match (Previous to that was probably his TNA run) and he's everything I want a champion to be. Have they announced anything for tonight? I know there's taping spoilers but I kind of want to follow along spoiler free. I enjoyed last weeks show more than I enjoyed any wrestling in a long time
  10. Summer of 1996 for USWA. He was signed to WWF but he was sent down there. I guess to get the initial experience in front of a crowd.
  11. I've only seen her AEW work to judge on but Bea is pretty bad imo. I heard her name a lot prior to AEW but never saw anything (100% due to my own laziness as a wrestling fan these days) and i've been disappointed. Heard she was real good.
  12. In fairness Kenny is 17+ years into his career at this point whereas Kurt was learning as he was going. I've never been able to take Kenny seriously though personally. Everything about him is just so goofy to me. Talented in the ring, but I can't stand watching him lmao You think being a goof is negative trait by default. it's not. Kurt Angle was world class, even when he was a goof. Hell...Chris Jericho is an absolute goof. And so was HBK after his first return. Mick Foley as soon as Mankind became a face. The New Day was already named before, but they're a valid point, as one of the most successfull acts in modern day WWE. Danniel Bryan in the WWE has also always been a goof, until his most recent heel turn. And don't get me started on pre-AE WWE & WCW. Being goofy isn't a bad trait, I just find Kenny himself goofy in a bad way. The promos I've heard sound like he's V/Oing an anime character and it's kind of cringe to listen to and some of his body language feels the same. Even when he's being serious, he comes across as goofy to me
  13. In fairness Kenny is 17+ years into his career at this point whereas Kurt was learning as he was going. I've never been able to take Kenny seriously though personally. Everything about him is just so goofy to me. Talented in the ring, but I can't stand watching him lmao
  14. A jobber is someone booked purely to make their opponent look dominant and powerful. Kenny hasn't had an AEW match under 20 minutes long. He may not be winning, but he's being prominently showcased and presented as a big name. He's the furthest thing from a jobber.
  15. It's funny. He said that last year and then started working for MLW in February I believe lol. He said on his podcast that the NWA deal was a one shot thing for now but I'd expect him to continue to be involved. He sounded passionate about it on his podcast. Even dedicated an episode to studio wrestling this week on his podcast. Cornette in AEW is something that would be amazing to see tbh. Even if only for a short run to have the interactions/"feuds" with Omega and company. That could be a white hot angle if done correctly tbh lol
  16. Yeah maybe give them a couple weeks to actually air on TV before you start losing hype
  17. Yeah I too expect an AEW game to be a strictly AEW game. Exception being maybe some content from their partner promotions as some degree of fluff. I hope if/when they make a video game they make a proper sim style game. Similar to WWE2K but with vast improvements. Somewhat terrified I'll spend all this time getting excited for an alternative wrestling game and it end up being something like Fire Pro (Which I don't care for at all myself)
  18. They've only got 48 in-ring people signed, I feel like that's a little light for a weekly TV show once you take into consideration tag teams and talent who are really only there because they helped The Elite along the way. I will agree though, a small roster of well developed talent beats a roster of guys that elicit the "WHO DA FOOK IS DAT GUY" response. NWA's gonna be really weird in an interesting way. The studio style taping will surely rub some fans the wrong way in an era where most fans are accustomed to massive arenas. NWA is also arguably the lowest (in terms of fanbase and buzz) of all the promotions heading into new TV deals so it'll be interesting to see who they sign. What about NXT? I think people are accustomed to it well enough these days. Perhaps I'm (massively) underestimating that they mean by studio taping. I thought they meant some USWA type stuff lmao. I hope I'm wrong though Gage is amazing in his element but I'm not sure how that'd translate to TV. His entrance will get you hype af sitting on your couch but there's no way they'd let him launch himself into groups of fans before hugging them and saying they're his people and the like lol. I feel like his record would be a big issue though unfortunately
  19. solid addition. Cornette is one of the best commentators of all time. Don't @ me.
  20. They've only got 48 in-ring people signed, I feel like that's a little light for a weekly TV show once you take into consideration tag teams and talent who are really only there because they helped The Elite along the way. I will agree though, a small roster of well developed talent beats a roster of guys that elicit the "WHO DA FOOK IS DAT GUY" response. NWA's gonna be really weird in an interesting way. The studio style taping will surely rub some fans the wrong way in an era where most fans are accustomed to massive arenas. NWA is also arguably the lowest (in terms of fanbase and buzz) of all the promotions heading into new TV deals so it'll be interesting to see who they sign.
  21. Marko Stunt vs. Claudio Castagnoli is the dream match I never knew I wanted before this moment
  22. AEW's roster is supposedly only around 40% complete from what I've read, so who are some people you want to see in AEW? Some off the top of my head.. Chris Dickinson - Amazing talent. Not sure what his deal with Evolve is currently but with a bunch of people leaving the indies at the end of the month I think he's primed to be a big star in 2020. Tabarnak De Team - tbh it's been a few years since I've seen them, but they're a real good Canadian tag team. Two big lumberjack badasses. Read that they killed it on a show that Cody was on recently so hopefully something will come of it. The Briscoes - I feel like they're probably ROH lifers, but if there's anyone in ROH that I wanna see them try to get, it's the Briscoes. Chris Sabin/Alex Shelley - Not sure how much either guy has left in the tank at this point, but I'd love to see MCMG get a run in a top company. Tessa Blanchard - The top female wrestler in the world bar none IMO. I know she's got a deal with Impact but Dashwood appearing in the Buy In battle royal gives me hope.
  23. This. The idea only sounds cringey because for the last 20 years, most of the character driven writing we've seen in wrestling has just been silliness that makes you *not* want to watch the product
  24. The scenarios you mentioned IMO all arose because the promotion put more value in the casuals/obtaining more casuals than catering to their lifelong fans. Casual fans can definitely be profitable. The live music industry is a great example of that. I myself haven't watched WWE consistently for over a decade and I still spend $200+ on them every year between the Network, video games and other purchases.
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