Tommy Dreamer Talks Impact

Hey Scott,

Tommy Dreamer spoke to The Wrestling Estate ahead of House of Hardcore 43 this Saturday in Philly. He discussed working with Impact Wrestling and how all these companies have to unite in order to compete with WWE. He also explained why Jerry Lynn is one of the most underrated wrestlers ever.


Should prompt some fun debate. Hope your readers enjoy. 

Thanks as always,

John Corrigan

​Impact's sure got a lot of interpromotional irons in the fire.  Maybe all those promotions should band together into some kind Alliance of Wrestling promoters on a National basis?  THEY'LL MAKE MILLIONS.​

The Main Roster “promotion”


Hi Scott


Having watched The Revival get squashed by Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy, I'm wondering is the promotion to the main roster seen as the big deal it should be?

Sure you get the bigger crowds, bigger pay I guess… But is it worth it if you're only wrestling for five minutes in front of a crowd who are sat on their hands? 

Would there more benefit of having NXT as a separate 'workrate' brand or is the 'big league' still what these guys aspire to? Will a lot of them be watching All In with an interest as to how far they could take it?

Basically it just seems a waste seeing my favourite tag team doing five minute jobs when a couple of years ago they were tearing up the ring in classic tag team matches.

Cheers

​Yeah, but, they're SMALL.  So they can't get over.  So might as well book them as jobbers.  It's just good logic.​

Living the Gimmick


Hey Scott,


So WWE put out a video about how Nikki Bella and Cena have been “reconciling”. In my opinion, this means that their break-up was a work that everyone fell for, and will be resolved by the last episode of next season's Total Bellas. Is it safe to assume that the world is a work and we're all just marks for accepting any part of this reality?

Thanks,
A Reader

P.S. Would you say that Roman Reigns is closer to Luger (Choke artist that keeps getting pushed and bailed on, then pushed again almost immediately), or Biker Taker (Loyal soldier for Vince who gets pushed over stars with much greater presence, because of his loyalty/older, better gimmick)?

​Clearly Nikki has been Roman Reigns with a wig and rubber facemask like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible all along, and we'll get the big reveal to set up the feud that will finally get the Big Dog over.  ​

Impact Wrestling – May 17, 2018

Impact Wrestling
Date: May 17, 2018
Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida
Commentator: Josh Matthews

Last week’s main event wasn’t the most interesting as it left us without many places to go in the World Title scene. Pentagon Jr. easily dispatched Eli Drake and likely only has a rematch with Austin Aries to go. Other than that, it’s hard to say where things are going to go around here. Let’s get to it.

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Thursday Night Thread

Shane McMahon has undergone successful hernia surgery.

More Mid-South Wrestling episodes from 1983 have been added to the WWE Network today.

NJPW’s Best of the Super Juniors tournament begins tomorrow (or very late night where you may be). The opening show is FREE on njpwworld.com and begins at 5:30am Eastern/10:30am BST.

You know what to do…

WWF SummerSlam Spectacular – August 18th, 1991

August 18, 1991

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper

This show was taped on 7/29 at the Worcester Coliseum in Worcester, MA

Matches include: Hawk vs. Brian Knobbs, Bret Hart vs. The Barbarian, The Dragon & Texas Tornado & British Bulldog vs. The Orient Express (with Sato), Virgil vs. A Mystery Man selected by Ted DiBiase, and Hulk Hogan vs. Sgt. Slaughter for the WWF World Heavyweight Title.

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