Decided to do some ROH this week
On this show we get to see one of Bryan Danielson's more innocuous serious injuries
Main Event Colt Cabana was always surprisingly good during this period as well. He showed he wasn't just a lower card comedy guy here
I know you don’t get a lot of emails about Roman Reigns so I thought I’d send you another.
With this new anti-authority, “screwed” persona they seem to be giving his character, is there any shot this goes somewhere good?
Meaning do they basically copy Bret Hart’s heel turn (minus the whole Canada thing) as being someone who has been screwed by management and the fans not appreciating him either?
Or do they still naively pretend he’s the next Stone Cold?
Would love to hear your thoughts.
Why did Flair's knee pads always make their way down to his shins? Every other superstar in history has no issues keeping them on their knee caps. That concept always seemed to elude Slick Ric.
Also was watching the Bischoff documentary. They briefly mentioned he auditioned for WWF and even showed footage of his audition tape. Why didn't Vince ever bust that tape out? Here's a guy who couldn't even become a backup announcer for us and now he's running that company. They could have really played it up and say he was so bad he was laughed out of the building.
There was a prime opportunity to take that jab at him in 1995 and early 1996 before Nitro started getting great.
So since every show and ppv from the main product looks exactly the same, NXT tends to switch to a venue here and there to keep things interesting , and it also makes the big arena takeovers seem that much more special.
We all know, regardless of quality of show, you gave props to WCW with their trips to sturgis, mall of America, mgm studios, spring break , because it was something different .
My suggestion: have NXT do the county/state fair tour, maybe culminating in a takeover at some point. It’d bring back some Von Erich show days that’s for sure
Sounds good to me.
Everyone is touting the All In sell out as a success, but what percentage do you think reasonably might have been scooped up by scalper/resale bots, and never actually will move on the secondary market? Yeah, a sold ticket is a sold ticket from the bottom line perspective, but there might still be a lot of empty seats. I've been to shows that have been promoted as sellouts with entire rows near me empty. I saw someone yesterday say something like a $250 ticket was on the secondary market for over $1000.
Since he's shown up on WWE TV, everyone's said that Rollins is a good worker. It's possible that he's finally at that point in his career where's he's figured everything out and put it all together to be transcend from “good” to “elite”, and we'll look back at mid-2018 as the time he did it. Which got me to thinking – When did other guys flip the switch from good/great and become elite?
He Who Shall Not Be Named?
Any others I'm missing?
Appreciate your thoughts as always.
Following up your previous comment about Rollins taking the belt off Brock, why make Rollins drop the IC belt first? Wouldn't the IC champ winning the World/Universal title strengthen the IC belt?
All in sold out! i guess the young bucks and Cody have paid off in their risk.
Wonder what Vince is thinking…
So this is assuming they don’t go with The Guy, but….
Which of these scenario seems like the bigger money bet?
1) Strowman takes the belt off Lesnar while Rollins goes on a tear doing IC Open Challenges, drops the belt, challenges Strowman and beats him for the Universal belt.
2) Rollins goes on a tear doing IC Open Challenges, drops the belt, challenges Lesnar and wins the Universal belt, Strowman is set up as the Number #1 contender by beating Brock, beats Rollins.
Either way, you get a big star taking out Lesnar and it feels earned, but who comes out best in the end?
Is there any sort of plan to put Bryan in any of the “dream matches” we were hearing about when he was cleared? The only one we’ve seen to this point is the AJ Styles match on Smackdown, which was just a tease to set-up the AJ/Nak feud. Or is Bryan going to keep going nowhere against Big Cass while guys like Finn Balor sit in the back drinking coffee?
Watching old stuff on the network.
For all the shit we give him. You have to admit. It’s actually kind of mind blowing that Vince is out doing commentary on these huge PPVs when he is the decision maker on every little thing. I know he had great road agents. But he really left his whole vulnerable in that regard. The fact that he doesn’t lose his shit on botched spots or boring matches is pretty amazing.
Speaking of commentary. When Tony Atlas debuted as sabba simba or whatever. And Piper just straight shits on the gimmick the whole match. How come they didn’t just re shoot the commentary. You can tell it wasn’t live. I’m sure he didn’t see Simba as the next Hogan. But just letting it sink right from the start is just bad business.
As usual. Love the blog.