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    Quote Originally Posted by xfocalinx View Post
    In a strange turn of events, I've now lost my job at IWC (the company where i got hurt). The Pennsylvania state athletic commission has just been informed of the severity of my injury and threatened to cancel future IWC shows if they book me (or something like that, I'm not 100% sure) this whole situation makes NO sense to me. I did NOT break any rules by getting hurt..so how can they do that?
    They're probably pre-emptively thinking you’re accident prone and will cost them money in the future with an inevitable lawsuit. So there probably is no justification for firing, just thinking of their wallets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piko View Post
    If it's just the one company, then yeah it's on them. Because I'm pretty sure wrestling doesn't apply to state commissions. Again, fake sport/entertainment. I'd look into that. I'm calling bullshit though.
    Just spoke with the guy, I'm banned in PA for at least 6 months.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fifey View Post
    https://www.dos.pa.gov/OtherServices...stling_act.pdf

    Pennsylvania has a Wrestling Act that puts them under the State Athletic Commission. I don't find anything in the act that allows them to order a promoter to not book a wrestler because of an injury. But there's got to be a sports lawyer there who knows the Act and can help if they try to enforce the ban
    Yup, I broke no rules..it's a total abuse of power.



    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    They're probably pre-emptively thinking you’re accident prone and will cost them money in the future with an inevitable lawsuit. So there probably is no justification for firing, just thinking of their wallets.
    But they have no right to pick and choose who continues to wrestle and who doesn't.. You can't just DECIDE that one wrestler is not allowed to work in your state because they got injured. My trainers/bookers/friends are PISSED and we might be contacting an attorney.
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    I am very excited about what AEW could end up becoming if A) Cody and the Bucks manage it well and B) if the Khans understand that this is a long term investment. Competition is needed in pro wrestling right now, and it's time for WWE to get uncomfortable and feel some heat. I haven't looked this up yet, but I wonder if the deals from USA and Fox for Raw and Smackdown got their attention. Jericho is a huge get, and with other contracts at WWE coming up soon, AEW might be able to peel off a few talents that are looking for a new opportunity *COUGH* shinsuke, zack ryder, gallows & anderson, aj styles *COUGH*

    I'm also excited that they're going to pay the women's wrestlers the same as the men. I'm glad Brandi Rhodes will get a chance to invent Women's Wrestling the way Stephanie McMahon did.

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    They won't get AJ. He's probably going to retire in WWE. The other guys on the other hand... Ryder will most likely go. Maybe Gallows and Anderson. I don't think they care as long as they get paid tbh. No doubt a few will jump ship though.

    Rumor is they could end up on TNT. That would be insane if true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piko View Post
    They won't get AJ. He's probably going to retire in WWE. The other guys on the other hand... Ryder will most likely go. Maybe Gallows and Anderson. I don't think they care as long as they get paid tbh. No doubt a few will jump ship though.

    Rumor is they could end up on TNT. That would be insane if true.
    Imagine this scenario - AJ Styles is 42 years old. He's on the road over 300 days a year. He's not getting younger and he's performing at a high level. AEW comes in and says "not only will we pay you what you're asking, you'll have less dates on the road and more opportunity to preserve your body so you can keep performing at a high level or retire with your body in a better state."

    What would you say? If they can meet his quote, that's a hard deal to pass up. AJ isn't a lifelong WWE guy, so Vince doesn't have that leverage over him. Jericho IS a WWE guy, and he just signed a 3-year deal with AEW. It would be insane if they pull that off.

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    It's floating around that AJ is getting the Orton schedule soon. I don't see a reason for him to leave if he only has a work a few times a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piko View Post
    It's floating around that AJ is getting the Orton schedule soon. I don't see a reason for him to leave if he only has a work a few times a month.
    Kenny Omega would be an EXCELLENT reason for AJ to leave if Kenny signs with AEW.

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    I'm actually rooting for AEW, not because i'm a Cody or Bucks mark, but because the WWE needs real competition for a change

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    So aside from the announced (Cody, Bucks, Page, Jericho, Janela, Ford, Baker, Pac, MJF) who do you think they should grab that isn’t signed somewhere else?

    David Starr
    DJZ
    Joey Ryan (EDIT: he’s under contract to Lucha Underground. If they don’t do another season, I imagine he would sign with AEW).
    Kylie Rae
    Mike Bailey (if his visa issues can be fixed)
    Darby Allin
    Chuck Taylor
    Trent
    Veda Scott
    Alison Kay


    I’ll add more as I think of them.
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    I'm sure Scurll will head over when his ROH deal is up for sure. I'd say Flip as well. But he's got another couple years left, I think. Joey Ryan would be pretty cool and I can totally see it too.

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    I have zero interest for AEW but if this is a legit challenge for WWE I wanna see them do right by their employees that they should’ve been doing for years now. WWE has some of the worlds best talent and rarely uses it to its maximum potential. If they tried they could easily stomp out and make most other promotions irrelevant given the people on their rosters.

    we’ll see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swykk View Post
    So aside from the announced (Cody, Bucks, Page, Jericho, Janela, Ford, Baker, Pac, MJF) who do you think they should grab that isn’t signed somewhere else?

    David Starr
    DJZ
    Joey Ryan
    Kylie Rae
    Mike Bailey (if his visa issues can be fixed)

    I’ll add more as I think of them.
    I know Jordynne Grace is with Impact but I could see her working with AEW as well since she worked All In.

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    Best case scenario (for me at least), AEW becomes a strong alternative to WWE. Enough where they go into lockdown mode and hopefully use their roster. Push them to actually do better for the fans and by their roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    I have zero interest for AEW but if this is a legit challenge for WWE I wanna see them do right by their employees that they should’ve been doing for years now. WWE has some of the worlds best talent and rarely uses it to its maximum potential. If they tried they could easily stomp out and make most other promotions irrelevant given the people on their rosters.

    we’ll see what happens.
    Really?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swykk View Post
    Really?!
    Yeah, I got too much other shit going on than to focus on a new wrestling promotion from scratch (even if I recognize some faces).

    As for my comment, I meant it. The pull, iconic brand, legacy/history, money and overall great roster they have (that builds every year) they shouldn't be losing viewers and push out the quality they do that places like ROH can topple it without trying it. No that's not an insult to other promotions or ROH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swykk View Post
    who do you think they should grab that isn’t signed somewhere else?
    Just saying, I'm not signed anywhere. 0=]

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    You ARE a free agent! Yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    Yeah, I got too much other shit going on than to focus on a new wrestling promotion from scratch (even if I recognize some faces).

    As for my comment, I meant it. The pull, iconic brand, legacy/history, money and overall great roster they have (that builds every year) they shouldn't be losing viewers and push out the quality they do that places like ROH can topple it without trying it. No that's not an insult to other promotions or ROH.

    The way to get what you want (what all of us want) is to stop watching the weak WWE shows (everything but NXT). Them losing viewers and network subscriptions will force them to create better shows aka tell Vince to fucking retire.

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    I've cut down. Some weeks where I just YouTube what happened. Don't even watch SD often and that's a good show. Some NXT. I'm burned out from wrestling tbh. Especially when the majority of what I watch is dismal.

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    Highly unlikely, but what about a faction featuring a returning KO and Sami Zayn and they introduce a debuting Kenny Omega? Faction name: the Canadian Destroyers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piko View Post
    I've cut down. Some weeks where I just YouTube what happened. Don't even watch SD often and that's a good show. Some NXT. I'm burned out from wrestling tbh. Especially when the majority of what I watch is dismal.
    Me too, i stopped watching RAW and Smackdown altogether and i just watch the NXT: Takeovers, i even skip some matches from the main WWE PPV's and i even haven't watched TLC complete.
    But i still attend wrestling shows, to me that's so much better than television, last night went to another Impact Wrestling show and had a great time!

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    Speaking about NXT, NXT Takeover: Blackpool was on today.

    Walter debuted....

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    It still blows me away how much better NXT Takeovers are than any other WWE PPVs. I have never watched an episode of NXT UK, and yet during Blackpool I was still was more invested in their matches than anything Raw or Smackdown has done in almost forever. Also, a bit of a random thought. Charlotte Flair would be a much better wrestler if she never did a moonsault again. She keeps talking about how it's her destiny to Main Event Wrestlemania and all I can think about is how she cannot do a proper moonsault.

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    NXT Takeover: Blackpool Reactions:
    - Tag Title Match: Tyler Bate is a star, and I am already looking forward to the time when Trent Seven turns heel on him and Bate retires him. Mark my words. Gibson and Drake are a great heel team for a fresh face team to chase.
    - Devlin vs. Balor: Perfect call here with working the beat down angle and getting Balor involved, though I wonder if this would have better served in a different spot on the card. Regardless a fun match and Devlin really shone.
    - Mastiff vs. Dennis: Mastiff is good, but Dennis really stood out for me as a helluva wrestler. Not the only one who thinks this, but he really needs to update his gear.
    - Storm vs. Ripley: I'm a huge Toni Storm fan, but I've gotta say that Ripley is the next big thing in the WWE's women's division. Since her heel turn at last years MYC, she's really taken it to the next level. Happy for Toni, though, given all the crap she's had to put up with the past few weeks.
    - Coffey vs. Dunne: Excellent match for the first 25 minutes; Dunne did some phenomenal work here as his facials and storytelling were top notch. Coffey stepped up to the plate in a big way, too. Unfortunately, I was really was taken out of it by the two top rope botches in the closing sequence. WALTER's flawless debut almost made up for it, but for some reason, I couldn't quite get those top rope slip-ups out of my mind.

    Overall Grade: A

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    Random - my favorite WWE theme is the one that Downstait made as a tribute to Seth Rollins. This is obviously unused and the instrumental version, but it beats the holy hell out of his current WWE theme. I'm glad they kept the Meshuggah guitars in the intro as well.


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