THE ROSTER GOING FORWARD
Okay, so here's where the rubber will always hit the road-- who stays and who goes?
Working from faction to faction, the non-faction of the Seikigun is pretty decent. The old dudes can do old dude stuff down in the openers, the Young Lions are the Young Lions, and the people in the prime of age, with one exception, are all useful. The one who's not is Naofumi "Yoshitatsu" Yamamoto. He's just shittting all over the canvass, but he came up in the Dojo and has been through some hard stuff with injuries; we'll keep him employed but retire him. Also, creative is running a little dry for Bobby Fish, which is not his fault, but he's a victim of the company he keeps.
Now, our factions-- CHAOS is bloated and will see two cuts. Los Ingobernables are killing it. But we do have Suzukigun and Bullet Club and ooh. Gonna get real into "Bart Star", Homer Simpson Coaching Pee-Wee Football Mode:
-Roppongi Vice are just stuck. Barreta isn't a real junior and Romero has just been around for far too long. They go in the barrel with Fish.
-Takashi Iizuka, you're cut. He can be retired and kept in the fold but minus something comical like the NEW JAPAN RAMBO, I don't need to see him wrestle.
-Taichi is a waste of space. Not a Dojo kid, no attachment to him, he's cut.
-Yoshinobu Kanemaru, that all goes double for you. Cut.
-There are people who like the Killer Elite Squad, and like... whatever. I'll send WWE a glowing letter of recommendation but they're symbolic of the greatest downfall for a title within a successful company ever, the IWGP Tag Team Championship, and cannot be maintained on our staff.
-God, I hate Adam Cole.
-Frankie Kazarian is not to be acknowledged as we slowly tell Ring of Honor to just die already.
-I wish that Tanga Roa really was good, but he's not, and he drags down the other Tongans.
-BONE SOLDIER & Yujiro Takahashi are embarrassments. Just useless.
Chase Owens & Adam Page are fine by me. TAKA Michinoku is a legend and will be forced to be motivated. El Desperado is a Dojo kid and a lovable boy. Minoru Suzuki is Minoru Suzuki. I have... plans for the Young Bucks, and you'll be seeing a lot less of them, but won't be swiftly dumped out. Kenny Omega infuriates me, he is herpes, but really over herpes. Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga will stay.
Which freelancers come in... is part 2. And which companies I will just screw right over as well.