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13 minutes ago, Max Power said:

Without going all MDTT or whatever his name is, you can't say that Jericho is shit. 18 months ago he was the best thing on Raw. He's recently done sterling work in New Japan. Yes he's put some timber on and he's not going to draw a million buys on PPV, but he isn't shit.

The argument isn't that he's shit. It's that he's not 1994 Hulk Hogan, and that a roster that's basically a standard indie show + Chris Jericho doesn't scream game-changer. Nor does it seem much different to the WWE alternatives that already exist.

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4 minutes ago, King Pitcos said:

The argument isn't that he's shit. It's that he's not 1994 Hulk Hogan, and that a roster that's basically a standard indie show + Chris Jericho doesn't scream game-changer. Nor does it seem much different to the WWE alternatives that already exist.

I agree with that also.

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Where’s this ‘1994 Hulk Hogan’ thing come from. I know he liked to bang about how he was “the last to be brought up the old school way” on his podcast, but surely even he isn’t that much of a deluded gimp

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Jericho compared his arrival in AEW to that of the Hulkkkster joining WCW, saying it is of similar value and influence. He's delusional and, yes, looks like a dinner lady.

Edited by ColinBollocks

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1 hour ago, Keith Houchen said:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46853221 Tony Khan tells Fulham fan to go to hell on Twitter. His heel GM promo game is good. 

Wow. That bodes well for when AEW gets publicly criticised and he's constantly getting @'ed about booking decisions etc. He's another Road Dogg in the making. 

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9 minutes ago, Fatty Facesitter said:

He's another Road Dogg in the making. 

Well, when you own Fulham, wins and losses don't matter it seems.

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37 minutes ago, Fatty Facesitter said:

Wow. That bodes well for when AEW gets publicly criticised and he's constantly getting @'ed about booking decisions etc. He's another Road Dogg in the making. 

It's interesting how so many people are proclaiming AEW to be some kind of game changer or new beginning for wrestling while already that's looking like an extremely ill-advised suggestion considering the money man behind it is going to be booking it and probably an on-screen character. Sounds a bit.... no, it couldn't be.

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What I like about Tony Khan is, he's a proper wrestling fan. Here he is pictured with SummerSlam 91 headliner General Adnan.

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Edited by IANdrewDiceClay

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6 hours ago, Joe Blog said:

I have never been a fan of Jericho. His in ring work bores me to tears, his character work as the suit wearing heel was good. 

And even then he was pretty much a word for word verbatim B&M Bargains Nick Bockwinkel. 

 

Edited by PowerButchi

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On 1/11/2019 at 1:05 PM, BigJackTaylor said:

Which is why they should have been all about been completely different from the very start.

*Weight classes 

*Weigh ins 

Actual weight classes would be far too limiting I think, but there's definitely some mileage in weigh-ins.

When a wrestler is announced before a match they tend to mention his weight, don't they? They have to find that weight out from somewhere, so why not do an actual weigh-in for PPV's the night before? It adds an extra level of hype, as we've seen in the UFC over the years...

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It's an extra event for fans to attend the night before the show, and as long as it's not done to death there's scope for weigh-in brawls and guys losing control, which obviously would lead to them "being fined" like 20% of their purse and so on.

Edited by David

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Wrestling needs to go back to it's roots as cartoony rather than heading in the direction of being more legitimate. No idea why fans want that. 

Why would you want a product everyone knows isn't real to be legit? That it's not legit and you can do so much more with it because of that is the reason we all fell in love in the first place. 

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2 hours ago, David said:

Actual weight classes would be far too limiting I think, but there's definitely some mileage in weigh-ins.

When a wrestler is announced before a match they tend to mention his weight, don't they? They have to find that weight out from somewhere, so why not do an actual weigh-in for PPV's the night before? It adds an extra level of hype, as we've seen in the UFC over the years...

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It's an extra event for fans to attend the night before the show, and as long as it's not done to death there's scope for weigh-in brawls and guys losing control, which obviously would lead to them "being fined" like 20% of their purse and so on.

Agreed

I would also base fueds on faction conflict. Say you have the bullet club. That faction will have a manager/spokesperson who deals with the governing body to put matches together kinda like a Bob Arum or Eddie Hearn. 

Win and loss records would be a decent idea to explore too although I'm not sure how you could implement that with how pro wrestling is presented. Maybe allow talent to work elsewhere and kayfabe call them the amateurs or summat. 

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14 minutes ago, FUM said:

Wrestling needs to go back to it's roots as cartoony rather than heading in the direction of being more legitimate. No idea why fans want that. 

Why would you want a product everyone knows isn't real to be legit?

Because Dave Meltzer is the best worker the business has ever seen.

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35 minutes ago, FUM said:

Wrestling needs to go back to it's roots as cartoony rather than heading in the direction of being more legitimate. No idea why fans want that. 

Why would you want a product everyone knows isn't real to be legit? That it's not legit and you can do so much more with it because of that is the reason we all fell in love in the first place. 

Is there anything more cartoony than two men in their pants squaring off on a stage surrounded by "police officers" though? It's like a promo, it adds excitement to the upcoming event, doesn't it? That final face-off and the apparent conclusion of all the pre-match carry on. Weights have been taken, all that's left is to fight!

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Wrestling is always at it's best when it's not overly po-faced. Dear Butch's Lawler thread has a couple of videos that show exactly what wrestling should be, which is why Lawler is a master at his craft, getting that balance spot on. It's a bit like a good Marvel film, where they throw in some joke or some madness to cut up the serious stuff because it's all a bit daft, like wrestling. Never go full DC, is my point.

For me, the very best talent could always make you laugh, intentional or not.

Edited by ColinBollocks

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