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  1. TN-EH? Discussion Thread.

    Sorry, I know it may not be cool, but who doesn't love the big bad booty daddy?! I take back everything I said about star power earlier..... Possible return for Maple Leaf Muscle?!
  2. TN-EH? Discussion Thread.

    Yeah, you're completely right. If it weren't for Callis' personal relationship with New Japan it would be a complete non-starter. But him being best buds with Kenny Omega, and to a lesser extent, Chris Jericho, can't hurt in the slightest. I would suggest that Impact has a much bigger footprint than ROH internationally, but is it enough? The whole wrestling world is a bit WWE vs the world at the moment, and seeing that Impact managed to work with both AAA and The Crash at the same time, anything is possible I suppose. Without going into spoiler territory, the latest tapings didn't seem to feature as many international imports as there have been. It would not surprise me in the slightest if Callis sacked off AAA as a condition for working with New Japan.
  3. TN-EH? Discussion Thread.

    All I've heard is some hardcore fans commenting online that this have been their "best set of tapings in years." But of course, being hardcore fans, you're never sure what to believe. Its good to see they haven't gone for another reboot though. The last thing they needed was another 'new era', and D'amore and Callis have already made it clear they won't be appearing on TV. Its evident they're getting rid of the big earners off the wage bill, with no intention of offering them anywhere near what they were on. I'm in two minds about this, as its obvious that Anthem want a company that's not haemorrhaging money. That in itself is perfectly understandable. But yet, when you consider how much star power they've lost since 2012, its pretty scary. If I had to hazard a guess, they're looking to build up from pretty much scratch. Don Callis and D'amore are men who've been successful in business ventures outside of wrestling, so they're far from stupid. I would hope they would be in a position to bring in some of the indy darlings such as Will Ospreay and maybe even Kenny Omega, who knows, for the next set of tapings. They'd be silly not to use some of the freed up cash to freshen up the taping schedule though. These 5-6 week tapings are brutal.
  4. TN-EH? Discussion Thread.

    I wouldn't have thought you'll see any released TNA wrestlers on WWE TV until their televised appearances have finished, which by my reckoning will be in 18 months time....
  5. General Adnan's Football 17/18

    Call me incredibly naive here, but isn't it terrible economics to be spending £20m or so on a player who's out of contract in the summer? I know all financial logic has already left football, and clubs seem to be much more willing to pay millions for players well into their 30's for the short term gain they bring. But with the title race already tied up, I fail to see what difference waiting until the close season will make?
  6. Wrestling Pod Casts / Radio Interviews

    Wouldn't it have been quicker using google or wikipedia?
  7. Wrestling Pod Casts / Radio Interviews

    JJ Dillon's recent podcast on his departure from the WWF in 1996 is great. Highly recommended and quite manageable at less than an hour in length too.
  8. TN-EH? Discussion Thread.

    To be honest, I've long given up giving any real consideration to Impact spoilers. They almost always sound like a clusterfuck when reading the fan reports, but inevitably make at least some sense by the time its on tv (that feels like years later). The one thing they really need to sort out is these marathon tapings. I understand they're cost effective, but fuck me, there's a problem when you're taping tv three months in advance. You just lose any buzz that you've generated. Austin Aries' return generated some talk this week, but there's a 9 day gap even until that's broadcast. You just lose any traction you may have created. Shame.
  9. TN-EH? Discussion Thread.

    I don't think there's any issue with him continuing to use 'broken' but as with most things in the WWE over the years, there's an insistence that at least some aspects need to be changed so they can claim it as their own. A bit Road Warriors/LOD if you will.
  10. 5 star wrestling

    If they have a bad reputation, then fair enough. But in your original post you just referred to the use of imports which although carrying an element of risk, is a tried and tested method of successful promotion throughout the western world.
  11. 5 star wrestling

    Although I'm not into it, I realise that British wrestling is bigger than it's been for several years. Bit harsh wishing ill on a company for headlining with imports though surely? I'd understand if it was the Boogeyman v Hacksaw Jim Duggan on the bill, but we're not exactly talking jobbers here are we? As an outsider to the product, I'm still perplexed how Progress etc are doing so well. But you're not going to grab the casual fan with a roster of British wrestlers that the general public have never heard of are you? If Joe public fancies goes to the arena or flicks over to see Rey Myserio and RVD but are impressed by the undercard, surely that can't be seen as a bad thing?
  12. What have you been watching on (proper scripted) telly?

    I've only recently discovered this show by accident on Netflix, but me and the mrs and flew through it over the Christmas break. I'd have to echo what you say really, genuinely funny yet pretty simplistic without being broad on a Mrs Brown's Boys level. I don't think there's been an episode we haven't enjoyed, although the theme tune change for series 7 was a bit of a shock. Winston is my favourite character.