Sporting News: NXT in Review

I feel like the blog is a little thin on Wednesday Night Wars coverage.  Tommy and I both do NXT, of course, and Tommy also does Impact because he's a sadist or whatever, but ROH and especially Lucha Underground aren't getting any love.  Anyone want to take a crack at Lucha?  I don't have access to the show so I'm out.  

I’ve got some Bad News. He’s going to be pushed…

Of of a cliff.


So you've seen burials, de-pushes, and anti-pushes over the years; does anything compare with the sheer alternate reality nature of Barrett's current state? Vince has humiliated guys in the past, but usually they are:

A) Black
B) Not a home made product or from NWA
C) fat and ugly
D) have heat backstage
E) Are getting over in the wrong way (as in, over but not like we planned)

So you have a specimen looking guy who keeps getting over with the gimmicks the company gives him, is a homegrown talent with little to no heat backstage…..and then this happens.

Is there logic to this? Is it cause he's foreign? I don't…whuh?

You could say he's BAD LUCK Barrett, I guess.  
I really don't get it either.  They gave him the Bad News gimmick and then took it away from him because it was getting over.  Not "despite" it getting over, mind you, BECAUSE it was getting over and they didn't want people chanting along with his catchphrase.  They've repackaged him a million times already and every time something catches traction, they repackage him again as something else.  I really don't get it either.  
Hope that helped!

BREAKING NEWS: Ring of Honor to Start Airing on Destination America Beginning June 3rd

Here is the official announcement of Ring of Honor on Destination America, starting June 3rd at 8pm.

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/104-ring-of-honor/42743-breaking-news-ring-of-honor-coming-to-destination-America

It should also be noted that Dixie Carter has scheduled a conference call for 3pm EST and requested that all TNA talent participate.

http://wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/0527/595702/tna-to-address-talents-later-today/