As noted earlier today on PWInsider.com, Aleister Black, Andrade and Zelina Vega were moved from Raw to Smackdown today. PWInsider.com has been told that the move to bring Andrade and Vega back to Smackdown was made, in part, at the request of FOX as the brand lacked any major Latino stars following the Superstar Shakeup last week and that once the series moves to FOX this October, there are plans to spotlight WWE's Latino stars on their Spanish language station, Fox Deportes.
Black was moved, at least in part, due to the fact he is married to Zelina Vega, as WWE has made an effort to keep married couples on the same brand, but we are also told there were some idea pitched for him for the blue brand.
There is no word when talents were informed of the move.
- Have you seen it?
What did you think? I thought the first half hour was promising, but in the end, it was just an extended kayfabed explanation of the last few years of his career, which didn’t really reveal anything shocking. Kind of a letdown. Although, I am sure Jim Cornette’s brain will explode if he sees this because it features the footage of Kenny wrestling an 8-year old, and Ibushi wrestling a blow-up doll.
Long time, first time, etc.
I know you’re a comics fan, and you’ve commented on the Avengers movies on your blog a handful of times over the years, so I figured you might be a receptive audience to this theory I came up with.
Last night, I had Infinity War playing in the background while I was cleaning my apartment, but with the audio in my earbuds, so a throwaway line of dialogue that Thor says under his breath ended up standing out to me for the first time (this was the only time I’d seen the movie outside of theatres).
It’s when the Guardians first pick him up after Thanos leaves him for dead, drifting through space. Thor explains to them why he thinks Thanos is headed to Knowhere – because the Collector has the Reality Stone – and Quill says something to the effect of, “Well it’s not safe there. Only an idiot would give that man a stone.” Thor quickly, under his breath, replies, “Or a genius,” and then Gamora says something immediately and the conversation moves right along, without missing a beat.
Here’s the thing: Loki gave the Collector the Reality Stone. While he was posing as Odin, he sent the stone to the Collector for safe keeping (in the post-credits scene of Thor 2).
So when Quill suggests that “only an idiot” would give him a stone – and Loki is the idiot in question here – Thor responds by defending Loki’s honor. Why? Because Loki has assumed Thor’s identity and is hiding in plain sight throughout all of Infinity War.
I wrote a whole thing about this theory on my comics blog. Maybe you could share it if you find it at all worthwhile:
Thanks, Scott! Keep up the great work – I love reading your blog.
Yeah, but how did he survive the blast of the sun, which only Thor would have the power to do? And it's already been established that Loki can't lift Mjolnir and I assume Stormbreaker by extension.
When his feud with DB finishes, can we maybe get an angry, bitter New Day turning heel, ditching the stupid pancakes, and going out and just turning into a bunch of asskickers, maybe a variation on the Nation of Domination?
Maybe he can be Intercontinental champion again and feud with Dolph Ziggler! That'd be something fresh!
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