AEW / WWE thread - Shills, Simps, and Saudi Arabians

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  1. Bankz

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    this is such a stupid fucking narrative.

    the guy was fighting for his life. He nearly died. What was WWE going to do? Pause NXT and wait to see if he lived or died?
     
  2. Bankz

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    The first mistake you make is thinking the “wrestling media” actually does legit reporting. And all these losers continue to support the Metzlers of the world.
     
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  3. Bankz

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    The market was in a free fall this week. It’s possible everything is just being dropped. Did Brandon mention the volume of shares being sold on Monday and Tuesday?
     
  4. Shiggityshwo

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    has it actually come out what kind of health issues he's dealing with? think I've seen people mentioning his heart but it came off like an assumption from steroid abuse rather than what was reported
     
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  5. GrizzliesDrew

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    Waterboy strikes again
     
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  6. Bankz

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    Yeah, he has a sit down interview with Steven A Smith and got into detail about it… I’ll try and find the clip. I don’t think it was linked to steroids but I’m sure taking those things aren’t good for long term health.


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  7. Bankz

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    Sorry that being level headed and not some fucking idiot who just wants to think of the most outlandish shit bothers you.
     
  8. GrizzliesDrew

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    “Honestly I had something to say, but somebody made me sign an NDA.”

     
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  10. Dan Kendra

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    I think he even slipped up and said “my ex wife” in the Mcafee interview.

    Cornette had mentioned it to.
     
  11. jrmy

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    It was the highest trading volume day since July 15 of last year by like 30% and the volume the previous two days were low to average
     
  12. Nostradumass

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    This will end with Kevin fucking Dunn running WWE. Somehow, I just know it.
     
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  13. Nostradumass

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    There's being a fan, there's being a water carrier, and there's being a weirdo.

    And then, way beyond all of that, there's saying with a straight face that Triple H's heart problems weren't linked to steroids, and denying that his absence didn't lead to a complete curtailing of his leadership in the company.
     
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    if it gets him out of the production truck it might be a net win.
     
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  15. Nostradumass

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    He's even more of a brain dead misogynist than Johnny Ace.
     
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  16. jrmy

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    Triple H never took steroids, only creatine and protein shakes

    You can tell because he never failed a wellness policy test
     
  17. UncleJesse

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    Why do you think he just brought in a Jarrett? You always bring in a Jarrett when looking at jailtime.
     
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  18. Roy Kent

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    Best thing going in wrestling. Love me some Max Caster/Acclaimed.
     
  19. Nandor the Relentless

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    No, but they didn't have to get rid of all his people just because he had a health scare.

    Appears Nick Khan used it as an excuse to begin the McMahon purge.
     
  20. UncleJesse

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    I have been saying it but Forbidden Door PPV is biting them in the ass hard. Outside of the most hardcore of hardcores, nobody gives a shit about it. It has stalled out the entire company right now. Also knowing no Punk or Danielson or MJF doesn't help.
     
  21. jrmy

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    Shocking that an episode that didn’t feature Danielson, Punk, or MJF but had a couple chucklefucks doing synchronized stunt work with a teenager and his pet dinosaur didn’t draw because we all know that shit is garbage for weird nerds.
     
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  22. DeToxRox

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    The number was not good but apparently it was the second lowest Wednesday night cable viewership in the last six years. I mean even with the numbers AEW had, they were still second on the night.
     
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  23. Nandor the Relentless

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    :doge:
     
  24. Nostradumass

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    Suddenly Hockey has become must see TV. What a world.

    #2 on the night is the only positive. I'm sure the number will bounce back next week and this week will look like a bizarre abberition.

    That said, it's basically 200k people not tuning in vs. last week. That's bad no matter how you slice it.

    I think Dynamite is a show geared toward people who love pro wrestling matches, but I think to get good ratings you need a really good pro wrestling STORY. Right now, Dynamite doesn't have one like it did when Hangman was chasing the belt. There's not one big story going on right now. Granted, I don't know what the plan was before Punk got hurt. Still, there's not one storyline where you can say "you need to watch Dynamite every week because ______ is happening."

    There ARE a lot of great matches happening, but what's there to keep me watching live every week? A great match is "must see" for me, but it's not necessarily "must see live."

    Just my thoughts.
     
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  25. DetroitNole

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    I've said all along AEW is a niche within an already shrinking niche of wrestling fans. People who thought they'd outrate wwe were nuts . This comment has nothing to do with the quality of either show, but AEW has a hard-core following of a limited number of people. Don't think their ratings will ever dip too low but also don't think their ratings will ever get much better than what they are.

    People get too hung up on ratings anyway. As long as you like the show and the ratings stay high enough that they aren't in trouble of being canceled why do we even care
     
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  26. UncleJesse

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    I think with a hot angle they will eventually sometimes get 1.4 million rating but the norm seems like its going to be that 900k to 1 million with it sometimes dipping below.
     
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  27. Nandor the Relentless

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    Well when the business model going forward is probably really counting on getting a bigger TV contract, ratings are kind of an important thing.

    Alas, I just thought it was interesting, especially in light of the huge drop in overall cable viewership across the board. Appears America just collectively said fuck cable TV last night.

    Ultimately, I don't really give a shit. I'm not going to sit here worrying if AEW is going to exist in X number of years or anything like that. I like watching it every week, but if it were to suddenly cease to exist it's not like I will struggle any at all to find ways to replace the entertainment value that is lost. I'll just go back to either not watching wrestling at all or checking out the indies a little bit here and there, which is what I basically did for like 95% of the time of the post-ECW years. Like I don't recall having watching a single second of wrestling from mid-2001 to at least mid 2007 if not even later than that.
     
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  28. GrizzliesDrew

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    Exactly. I don’t give a fuck. That was an amazing episode last night and didn’t even feature their biggest draws
     
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  29. Hank Scorpio

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    is this going to come out before or after the Hulk Hogan biopic starring Chris Hemsworth?
     
  30. Bankz

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    lol at people now not giving a fuck about the ratings. TK still bragging about a Friday Night War he won.

    fucking clowns.
     
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  31. UncleJesse

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    Pretty sure that things dead. Hemsworth is just being a politician by the non answer on if it’s getting made.
     
  32. UncleJesse

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    This is true.
     
  33. Bankz

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    AEW is a light version of NXT in its prime at this point. They haven’t had a storyline that’s sniffed the Gargano and Ciampa epic. But if they could get that type of storyline it would hook so many new viewers and help the ratings.

    They totally have shit the bed on Wardlow. The match was MJF was horrible for him and every single thing he’s done in the weeks since is just a cool down. Strike when the iron is hot… he should’ve won the battle Royal… beat Mox and go win the title. Not perform 21 powebombs on 21 Seth Rollins.
     
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  34. Nandor the Relentless

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    I don't recall myself ever bragging about any ratings but feel free to prove me wrong.
     
  35. Lando Donovan

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    There it is. Lean all the way into it. Worrying about ratings and Jeff Hardy’s scrambled brains when the real story is McMahon’s empire falling down. NDAs, insider trading, a family who’s been on top of the wrestling world for five decades falling apart and possibly losing their company. From a storyline perspective, unifying the belts and putting them on a guy who doesn’t show up anymore. Your creative having zero fuck ideas for storylines until Cody’s ego made him jump ship and they suddenly build the entire show around him. He gets injured and they’re back to square zero creatively. I get it. You’ve dug your heels in the sand as a WWE stan. You can’t turn back now. But the reality is AEW is building something special. Of course there will be things that work and don’t work. If we kept the same scorecard for WWE we would’ve thrown it away after Natalya’s farting gimmick, or AJ and Nakamura fucking up a dream match by punching each other incessantly in the balls, or it taking 5 years to turn Roman heel so he’s actually in a solid gimmick. Etc etc. Everybody, me, you, should be happy there’s competition. I prefer AEW, but it will be cool when Cargill or Wardlow show up in WWE. Trying to follow HHH’s lead and viewing AEW as some piss ant company is so shortsighted for anybody who wants to be thoroughly entertained like we all were in the late 90s.

    End rant.
     
  36. GrizzliesDrew

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    Finally put him on ignore. It’s the same shit again and again.
     
  37. jrmy

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    Corporate stans waging righteous proxy war on the Internet!
     
  38. UncleJesse

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    I’m an AEW fan. I buy every PPV and watch every week so they get my money and my key demo. There is a lot to bash Bankz about when it comes to being a “mark” but what he has said today isn’t one of them. AEW has a loaded roster and they should be putting up larger numbers than they have. I still support it because I love the wrestling and a lot of the people on the roster but Tony is not a booker. If AEW is going to grow he has to understand that. Let Regal have a vocal role in the creative or do something but the same hot and cold shit has to end.
     
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  39. Mr Bulldops

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  40. snowfx2

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    Raw did just under 1.7mm viewers this past Monday. Smackdown is eventually trending towards under 2mm on a free channel. Wrestling has become even more niche.

    It’s just that niche is extremely passionate and will post to social media to make it seem more popular than it is actually.
     
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  41. jrmy

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    If AEW really wants to break the 1.5M viewer mark they just need to do one simple thing

    Six-sided ring

    50% more ropes, 50% more fans…it’s science
     
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  42. snowfx2

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    Viewing habits have changed, but even WWE would dream of Nitro’s ratings when Nitro was in the toilet.

    These organizations would probably be making $1 billion a year in TV money if they still had Attitude Era ratings in today’s landscape.
     
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  43. snowfx2

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    Tay and Sammy together are a drain.

    That heat will be nuclear (in a bad way) when they do a major smark city.
     
  44. Beeds07

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  46. pearl

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