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4 minutes ago, IANdrewDiceClay said:

Have the Good Brothers ever been any good as a tag team? I dont think they've had many good matches in the 7 years they've been together. It's like Karl Anderson carried his team with Albert, but now there are two Alberts.

I don't get them at all. Absolutely tune out material for me. Karl Anderson in particular. Gallows could be useful if he had a really dynamic smaller guy as his partner, who both moved and talked like lightning. As they are, I'm utterly baffled that they were supposed to be on 750K per year contracts before WWE cut them in April. It's like Vince woke up one day and said "We're paying them how much?! Fuck that, give me the phone."

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Right people, right time, just the wrong location.

Fucking hell who’s arsed. Let people get excited about things.

For a TV Guide photoshoot promoting a new wrestling show, this is what you want to see. Not you brothers wedding reception, like those cunts above. You're selling professional wrestling. Nothing else.

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1 hour ago, WeeAl said:

I don't get them at all. Absolutely tune out material for me. Karl Anderson in particular. Gallows could be useful if he had a really dynamic smaller guy as his partner, who both moved and talked like lightning. As they are, I'm utterly baffled that they were supposed to be on 750K per year contracts before WWE cut them in April. It's like Vince woke up one day and said "We're paying them how much?! Fuck that, give me the phone."

That's why I believe Heyman was responsible for them leaving. There's no way Vince actually willingly paid them $750k a year surely? That had to be a Triple H deal, because he likes them. And Heyman just went "have you fucking seem how much these guys are on?" and Vince went "well they're gone then."

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9 minutes ago, Jacko said:

See they are doing a birthday party for Brodie jr this week on dynamite, I’m sure it’s with the best intention but when does it become to much and almost exploitive 

When it stops making that little kid and his family feel better.

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7 minutes ago, BrodyGraham said:

When it stops making that little kid and his family feel better.

I’m not saying it’s not a nice thing to do but does it need to be on tv ? Do it off air for the lad 

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11 minutes ago, Jacko said:

I’m not saying it’s not a nice thing to do but does it need to be on tv ? Do it off air for the lad 

Where does it say it’s on TV? Other then a singing of happy birthday?

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6 hours ago, Jacko said:

See they are doing a birthday party for Brodie jr this week on dynamite, I’m sure it’s with the best intention but when does it become to much and almost exploitive 

It becomes exploitative when they start profiting from it which they aren't doing. All they're doing at the moment is throwing a special birthday party for a poor lad whose Dad has just died and supporting his family. Is that too much?

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When the next Casino Royale is to become his new Dad. Honestly tho, the whole way they have given small parts of shows for a boy who’s dads been gone less than a month , and given the truly exploitive stories we heard last year, happy fucking birthday -1

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I can understand the worry. It’s the pro-wrestling business. People are right to be super cynical and usually assume the worst of everyone involved. This feels different though, at least for now.

Everything they’ve done for Brodie’s family feels completely authentic and heartfelt. Just normal, decent people doing what they can to keep a grieving family busy and happy. It might tip over and turn into something else, but for now? Give that kid a kendo stick and let him smash shit out of everyone. Happy birthday.

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Yeah they've not quite went "too far" with it yet to feel tacky, but as Supremo said the business is what it is and you do worry. My main awfully cynical worry is when this eventually starts fading away and AEW aren't doing huge things for him anymore, I hope he doesn't take it personally because everyone else has to get on with their lives and he's left in a shit position of going from 100 to 0.

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44 minutes ago, FelatioLips said:

Yeah they've not quite went "too far" with it yet to feel tacky, but as Supremo said the business is what it is and you do worry. My main awfully cynical worry is when this eventually starts fading away and AEW aren't doing huge things for him anymore, I hope he doesn't take it personally because everyone else has to get on with their lives and he's left in a shit position of going from 100 to 0.

That had crossed my mind, but it does seem like they're a thoroughly decent bunch of people who would go to the effort of keeping in touch and checking in, and I'm sure they'll still keep going to shows etc. At this point in time, Tony doesn't seem like the kinda guy to just check out completely. Plus it's clear that a lot of Brodie's friends hung out with him and kept in touch with him over the years, and I'm pretty sure they won't just give up on his family. It might not be 100 but I get the feeling they'll make damn sure it's not 0 either.

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11 hours ago, IANdrewDiceClay said:

That's why I believe Heyman was responsible for them leaving. There's no way Vince actually willingly paid them $750k a year surely? That had to be a Triple H deal, because he likes them. And Heyman just went "have you fucking seem how much these guys are on?" and Vince went "well they're gone then."

I'm convinced that they signed Gallows & Anderson - and to a lesser extent AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura - as an attempt to undermine NJPW's momentum and western expansion. I don't think they particularly saw AJ or Shinsuke as top stars, but AJ over-delivered in terms of adapting to "WWE style", and given how much they presumably pay him, was worth getting behind him as a top guy to get a return on their investment.

Gallows & Anderson, though, was all about trying to undercut Bullet Club T-shirt sales. Not necessarily even to get in on that action themselves, just to try and remove the biggest Western money-maker NJPW had. Which makes it particularly amusing that the loss of Gallows, Anderson and Styles led pretty much directly to the rise of Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks, and therefore to the creation of AEW. 

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I'd be happy with that. Based on their track record so far, I don't really see anything they're doing with Brodie Jr. as exploitative, and can't see it really going that way.

What I worry more about is shithead fans moaning about him taking up TV time and turning on him, and bullying a kid on Twitter for being on their wrestling show, particularly if he gets booked in an angle and someone like Jim Cornette shits on it. 

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He won't be in anymore angles after this, its just the timing of it all isn't it.

But wrestling fans are fucking weird, we all are. They'll be a minority out there whinging that we got a kid whose Dad just died being assisted through the grieving process over having a Hikaru Shida squash or something. Just the nature of it. The subconscious wrestling fucks up EVERYTHING goodwill thought. 

 

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