In other words, Roman is Lex Luger
it overall, but it fell just a little flat for me. It ended pretty
much the way I was expecting, though.
For a scene in an ad during the Greatest Royal Rumble that depicted women wrestling. Squared Circle Reddit has it at https://www.reddit.com/r/Squar
“The General Sport Authority would like to apologize to the viewers and attendees of last night’s WWE event that took place in Jeddah, over the indecent scene involving women that appeared as an ad before a segment. It would like to confirm it’s total disapproval of this, in the shadow of its commitment to eliminate anything that goes against the communities values.
The authority has made sure to ban showing of any segment that involves women wrestling or any scenes related to it, and stipulated that to the company (WWE). The authority also disapproved any promotional stuff with pictures or videos showing women in an indecent way, and emphasized on commitment of this rule. And it’s a commitment that the authority would still commit to forever in all of it’s events and programs.”
If the Greatest Rumble is a success in the eyes of the Saudi government, how long do you give it before they buy a Wresltemania?
Say, in 5-7 years they allow women to wrestle in their Power Ranger alternate body suits, there is little downside for WWE to move Wrestlemania off the continent. It could open up the global markets even further for the WWE. Even if they keep the ladies out, I’m sure the Saudi government would pay more than handsomely for the rights. Heck, they could buy Network subscriptions for the entire population to sweeten the deal.
I don’t see the WWE backing down from a potential massive payday in lieu of some possible negative press.
What say you?
1. Do you think it any way shape or form any wrestler, female or male, protested this event in anyway? They performers all seem to have a very tight bond and it must have went over like a fart in church to the women superstars.
2. The event was WrestleMania- level big when it came to production. Did the wrestlers make a huge payday on this?
3. Last one – how much do you think it got under Stephanie’s skin that she really couldn’t take one tenth of one percent of credit for any of this. Let alone be a part of it?
When Virgil won the Million Dollar Belt at Summerslam 91 from Ted Dibiase, were their bigger plans in mind, or was Dibiase always going to win it back? Did they switch it and make Virgil not much after he lost it back
a jobber because he wasn’t as over as they wanted or did they just have nowhere else to go with the character?
Sure, “a friend”. Gotcha.
Have there been any famous cases where the story/crowds dictated a needed heel turn for a wrestler, they did said turn, but it ended up not improving things for the wrestler or making things worse?
None have come to mind for me…
It’s been long-rumored a new tournament is going to be a Latin American one. You know they are going to create yet another championship. So there ya go, take the cruiserweight title and rename it the Latin American Championship.
NXT then has World, North American, UK, and Latin American titles.
good matches with good wrestlers but has failed to deliver time and time again. Thanks Scott and please keep up the good work.
I know yourself and a number of BoD’ers are comic readers. So I thought this might be a good spot to shamelessly self-promote my new YouTube series. Though fair warning, it’s my first crack at any kind of filmmaking or editing, so I apologize
in advance for the amateurishness of it. I’m hoping to improve along the way.
Series Consideration is a video essay series examining and discussing graphic novels and completed comic book runs. My debut episode breaks down Scott McCloud’s graphic novel, THE SCULPTOR. And at the end of the video, I’ve given viewers
the choice of three books to cover for the next episode. Right now, I’m aiming for about once a month. If this takes off and my editing skills improve, I might start doing one every two weeks.
Anyway, hopefully you and the BoD will enjoy it.