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1 minute ago, BomberPat said:

Oh, absolutely. The "name" wrestlers being able to make decent money is what a boom period should be about - we want them to be able to make money, make a full-time living from wrestling, and give back to the scene. 

The promotions that struggle (and that create the sense of the "boom" being over) are those that we're seeing now struggle to keep things ticking over as those costs go up, because as a promoter you want to keep using the name talent, but it's not always viable to accommodate that elsewhere - venues being unaffordable, it not being viable to increase ticket prices, and so on. I think what we're seeing now is less the end of a boom period and more a period of adjustment, with all these factors in play.

it's a shame so many indies die out, but that is business. I used to go to school with Sha Samuels (he was a year below but was in his sisters class). I remember him showing me some footage of him training at a wrestling school (Dropkixx maybe?) back in 2003. He struggle for years which is why he had the butchers shop. To see him now starting to be able to make a living. 

I always knew Will would find success. He is a bit of a tool in real life, but he had the ability very few lacked. Funnily enough, it was Pete, who used to look like a Regal/Danielson tribute act that would go nowhere. Amazing what a few years and growing your hair out can do.

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I remember a friend telling me back in maybe 2011/12 that he thought Pete Dunne was the best wrestler in the UK, and me thinking, "PeteReally? The chubbier one of the Dunne Brothers?". Could not have been more wrong.

Will, meanwhile, I saw as half of Swords of Essex against Project Ego in 2013, and remember thinking, "oh, these lads are good. Can probably find a nice niche for themselves as a good old-fashioned babyface tag team". 

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23 minutes ago, BomberPat said:

I remember a friend telling me back in maybe 2011/12 that he thought Pete Dunne was the best wrestler in the UK, and me thinking, "PeteReally? The chubbier one of the Dunne Brothers?". Could not have been more wrong.

Will, meanwhile, I saw as half of Swords of Essex against Project Ego in 2013, and remember thinking, "oh, these lads are good. Can probably find a nice niche for themselves as a good old-fashioned babyface tag team". 

I mean, he didn't really stand out for me, but Will was flip flopping in his matches like he was in MSG rather then a school sports hall that had been hired for 150 people, so it's possible I was distracted. Unfortunatly most of the footage recorded was lost

Though found this match of Ospreay and Jack Sexsmith (I may or may not be in this clip)

I found a Pete Dunne match!
 

 

Edited by Hannibal Scorch

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For me I couldn't be more proud and happy for both zac Gibson and James drake..... I started training when I was 14 at futureshock in Manchester and zac came to training quite often and also was a massive main stay for the futureshock shows for years and I have always seen him as one of the best and I know personally how hard he has worked for it all.  The really crazy one for me however is James who I actually went to high school with and grew up with round our little seaside town of St Anne's.   I actually got to briefly catch up with both of them at download and genuinely couldn't be prouder of them both 

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That's now 3 out of the 5 stand out talents from LU signed to WWE, Cuerno, Killshot (Isaiah Scott aka Shane Strickland) and Prince Puma (Ricochet), the other two being Pentagon and Fenix of AEW

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14 hours ago, TildeGuy~! said:

Hijo Del Fantasma has signed for WWE, he was also known as King Cuerno on Lucha Underground 

 

Is that the same person in both pics? Looks like an advert for getting off the gas.

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Just now, tiger_rick said:

Is that the same person in both pics? Looks like an advert for getting off the gas.

The other bloke is a footballer called Edgar Lopez.

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According to Meltzer, Ric Flair is threatening legal action over WWE's use of 'The Man'.
He is requesting royalties and notes that Charlotte is pissed off with him for filing a trademark application for 'The Man'.

Apparently his request for royalties is so that his family are financially taken care of after he dies.
Perhaps if he had not pissed away the millions he made from wrestling they would be anyway.

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42 minutes ago, wordsfromlee said:

That’s not surprising considering she’s not an active roster member

I didn't realise she had left tbh dude I thought she was just having a break and whatnot 

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Exceptionally minor news, but Taker was on ESPN's College Gameday this morning:

He did a 5-minute out of character interview which still seems odd to me.

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