From a psychological standpoint, isn't the cash-in a shortcut to win a title, rather than winning it in a fair fight? So a very heelish thing? I don't get it
Unless WWE is somehow pulling off the greatest con since Montreal (snark), all signs seem to point to Daniel Bryan Danielson coming to AEW.
Job debuting Karrion Kross!
Push Jinder again!
Give Goldberg another title shot!
Truthfully not even mad that’s amazing.
What say, you?
No disagreement here.
You know, it’s even more sad and disappointing because I had ordered pizza and decided to sit down and watch the show for the first time in forever because the PPV was so great, and I got to Keith Lee and Karrion Kross and I was done. Bet I’m not alone.
But isn’t the real money in TV ratings now and not the $5 it’s going to cost to watch Reigns vs. Cena and Rollins vs. Edge? While I’m definitely there for SummerSlam, there’s an almost zero percent chance I bother tuning in to Raw or Smackdown between now and then.
Obviously, SummerSlam is an exception because it’s a stadium show and they need big matches to sell tickets, but moving forward, wouldn’t it make more sense for WWE to actually do bigger matches on TV instead of PPV – especially once Monday Night Football returns to dig Raw’s ratings hole even deeper?
The more I watch of the Watts Era of WCW (which didn't even last a year in total I think), the more I'm fascinated by the really good (Cactus push and turn, megaheel Vader, constant Rude top heel push, alot of hardhitting fast-paced action preferably in the main event scene, many really good big events, getting rid of El Gigante, PN News and co.) and really stupid (Vader losing his first WCW title a few weeks after his victory at GAB92, Steiners without direction/new ideas and leaving, Super Invader and Barbarian getting big pushes out the gate then fizzling out as expected, Erik Watts, peabrain White Castle Of Fear and Spin The Wheel drek, top rope rule…) decisions.
Is Watts the ultimate angel/devil on your shoulders guy? Sting/Vader vs Coal Miner's Glove! Wargames 92 classic vs badass Erik Watts with the unbreakable STF! Rude/Steamboat vs laser-shooting eyes in mini-movies! Prime JR vs Simmons/Barbarian world title program! I mean wtf!
Bill's main problem was that he was completely out of touch with what wrestling actually WAS in 1992, and by the time he was able to adjust, it was too late. Really, his main directive from the company was to come in and cut the spiralling costs of running WCW, which he did. I actually like the Watts era a lot because it's such a fascinating trainwreck of what could have been and that's why I'm continuing to do the WCW Saturday Night series.
Obviously you like (or at the very least have liked) wrestling. But what (if any) wrestling would you be watching if the blog didn't exist and you didn't have to worry about which shows to cover (or not cover) based on how well that content did on the blog?
Are there promotions you'd follow more closely that perhaps you enjoy but can't justify devoting time to when reviews on that promotion make you less money than other shows? Would you still watch WWE PPVs? Would you still bother with modern wrestling or would
you just relive classic shows on the Network?