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#61 Strummer

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:12 PM

Braun v Big Show in a cage announced for Raw

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:32 PM

 

It's better to have your own in house jobbers under contract than rely on local indie dudes especially when you have situations like a guy getting used for a squash match in NXT while he's got a GoFundMe page up asking for donations for medical treatment for his seizures caused by concussions.


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I get the feeling that NXT is very backward and bush league when it comes to certain expected standards of quality backstage. For example, I heard Tyson Kidd's injury was handled very poorly. I can't remember where I heard that though - maybe a bitter Bret rant? But still.

 

Kidd's injury happened during a dark match before Raw.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:59 PM

Depending on who you ask, Mr. 450 went in hurt prior to his match on WWE TV in the hopes of getting them to pay for his medical bills since they cover anyone who gets injured in their ring. 

 

 

Rick Steamboat Jr. was alleged to have suffered his career ending injury due to DeMott related shenanigans in NXT. That's really the only issue I've heard about them.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:34 PM

 

It's better to have your own in house jobbers under contract than rely on local indie dudes especially when you have situations like a guy getting used for a squash match in NXT while he's got a GoFundMe page up asking for donations for medical treatment for his seizures caused by concussions.


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I get the feeling that NXT is very backward and bush league when it comes to certain expected standards of quality backstage. For example, I heard Tyson Kidd's injury was handled very poorly. I can't remember where I heard that though - maybe a bitter Bret rant? But still.

 

 

Consider the source and treat this with the credibility it deserves - but Ryback claimed that Kidd had an undeserved reputation backstage for being a complainer, so when he got injured Mark Carrano (the current head of Talent Relations) thought Kidd was either faking or exaggerating it.  Kidd apparently got the whole "be a man, take a salt tablet and walk it off" treatment until somebody finally realized how serious the injury was.  At that point, they realized that they were legally liable, so they started taking Kidd a lot more seriously.

 

Ryback also went on to say that after WWE found out that Kidd almost died from the injury (reportedly it was a small miracle that he wasn't paralyzed) they went into full damage control mode, circled the wagons, got out the checkbook, and now you'll never hear Kidd complain about it, because he has money and a job for life.  If Kidd ever tells the whole story of what happened in that situation, it's safe to assume his medical coverage, salary and new job goes bye-bye.

 

But this is all from Ryback, who is notoriously full of shit.

 

You really never hear anything remotely good said about this Mark Carrano guy.  Then again, JR, Bruce Prichard, Johnny Ace and others have claimed that whoever is in charge of talent relations is always going to be hated because you're always put in the position of being the bad guy and delivering the news nobody ever wants to hear.  On the flip side of that - WWE always seems to pick people with prickly personalities or who are already unpopular for that job, so who knows.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:41 PM

Rick Steamboat Jr. was alleged to have suffered his career ending injury due to DeMott related shenanigans in NXT. That's really the only issue I've heard about them.

 

That whole situation was really sad.  I once saw a clip of an interview with Ric Flair where he was talking about how he and Ricky Steamboat had discussed the dream of one day seeing Reid Flair vs. Ritchie Steamboat, with their fathers in their respective corners.  Now Reid is gone and Ritchie is injured for life and will never wrestle again. :(



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:07 PM

What happened exactly with Richie Steamboat exactly? What a shame. If this is true, you think dumbass DeMott would've known better than to bully a wrestler's kid.
 
Ryback is the dumbest oaf and meathead on the planet. He blocked me on Twitter for...I don't know what? I never tweeted anything bad to or about the guy. That's not why he's a meathead and oaf - I'm just adding new evidence to support what we all already know. :P

 

Mark Carrano seems like kind of a smirking dick on Total Divas, but that doesn't really mean anything. When Janes Geddes was still in the picture, he seemed like her harmless errand boy on the show, so I think those roles change on depending on what's needed.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:10 PM

My favorite Ryback line ever "I'm dumb as fuck, sorry."



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 12:06 AM

 

It's better to have your own in house jobbers under contract than rely on local indie dudes especially when you have situations like a guy getting used for a squash match in NXT while he's got a GoFundMe page up asking for donations for medical treatment for his seizures caused by concussions.


Who was this?

I get the feeling that NXT is very backward and bush league when it comes to certain expected standards of quality backstage. For example, I heard Tyson Kidd's injury was handled very poorly. I can't remember where I heard that though - maybe a bitter Bret rant? But still.

 

I don't watch NXT but I saw it on twitter. This dude was on the taping in a 3 on 1 squash match with that huge guy who keeps turning on his partners. No idea if the match has aired yet. https://t.co/LsiO4l9GHU



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 01:52 AM

It was great that Cena pulled out the "I don't bury people, the fans decide" against the guy the fans have been pushing back on for years.

 

If the fans really do decide then Im sure Triple H would have dropped the belt during the Attitude Era and not go it back. Its one thing for fans to cheer and boo wrestlers but they sure as hell don't book outcomes.

 

Cena just raped Roman Reigns verbally with that promo.   It was like Reigns just got desperate and went the Miz route which is a HORRIBLE idea

 

Oh and RIP Evil Emma's entrance music  :(

 

Why do I get the feeling WWE just trawled a bunch of message boards, looked up what online fans dont like about Cena & Reigns and just used it in a promo.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:01 AM

It's 2017, they just read tweets.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 03:51 AM

Chalk me up as a big Emma fan, and I don't understand what they're doing with her.  The music change is bad.  The Emmalina stuff was retarded.  Her heel character was good as is.  She's a good worker.  I don't get it.  It has to be some backstage heat or something, because they keep fucking around with her in what seems like an attempt to bury her.  Why? 

 

It's annoying to me because I like her, and if they're trying to run her out of the company, why not just cut her?  The petty burials are so childish, but it's not the first time, and won't be the last, that we see WWE do this crap



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 11:22 AM

Emma's music was boss. Of course they have to get rid of that. 

 

Funny that people seem to be all excited by the Mae Young (burp) Classic when in fact the women's division(s) have been booked like shit for seemingly forever now. Killing off Bayley. Fucking up Sasha at every corner. Making Charlotte a useless babyface for no good reason. The Lana debacle (and don't get me wrong, I liked Lana as Iron Mike Sharpe). I only like the fact they're pushing Bliss, because she's really cool. The less said about Jaxx the better. I kinda dread Asuka's main roster stint too, considering they did such a great job with Nak... 



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 04:21 PM

Emma's music was boss. Of course they have to get rid of that. 

 

Funny that people seem to be all excited by the Mae Young (burp) Classic when in fact the women's division(s) have been booked like shit for seemingly forever now. Killing off Bayley. Fucking up Sasha at every corner. Making Charlotte a useless babyface for no good reason. The Lana debacle (and don't get me wrong, I liked Lana as Iron Mike Sharpe). I only like the fact they're pushing Bliss, because she's really cool. The less said about Jaxx the better. I kinda dread Asuka's main roster stint too, considering they did such a great job with Nak... 

 

They really don't have a clue on what to do with the womens division. If Sasha was going to drop the belt on raw what really was the point in her winning it in the first place. They need to stop these 2 week title reigns. As for Emma they made us wait weeks and weeks for this new character only to last it a week then change her back that made no sense. Then you have Charlotte who was so dominant on Raw beating everyone and then she goes to Smackdown as a babyface and constantly loses?

 

Then they decided that Lana should be a wrestler instead of a manager so in every match she has they give her a title shot just so she can lose.

 

Asuka they will ruin on the main roster if they go the same way, Im suprised they didnt go anywhere with Dana. They could have made a great storyline with her finally having enough of Charlotte and having a strong push but she got royally squashed. I suppose this is how Virgil/Dibiase would have gone in 2017.



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 04:33 PM

Emma's music was boss. Of course they have to get rid of that.

 

Like seriously what in the FUCK.

 

Nothing has made me want to just throw my hands up and say fuck WWE more than this. It is my favourite theme song.

 

All that bullshit about "she started the women's revolution" *snicker* seems really mean spirited and personal, which is bullshit because the Paige vs Emma final literally was like the first match in the women's revolution.



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 07:23 PM

It seems like it's partly because they don't like it when talent goes into business for themselves on Twitter and partly because she's reminding everyone the official WWE Narrative is wrong.



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 10:02 PM

And realistically, women's wrestling being taken seriously in a "major" US promotion in the modern era began in 2007 with TNA when Dutch Mantell decided he wanted to showcase the girls and they signed Amazing Kong to feud with Gail Kim. But that's beside the point.

 

The fact WWE can't stand people getting over on their own is immensely stupid and a big part of what's wrong with them. That was the point of the whole business. "Go get over !". 



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 10:09 PM

It's one of the most frustrating aspects of WWE, both as a fan and to the performers, is hearing HHH or Vince going on and on about brass rings and all that bullshit knowing full well anyone who does that just gets smacked back down if they weren't someone the company was already planning to push. 

 

I don't get why they do it either. If I'm running a company and someone I wasn't planning to push suddenly starts getting a following for whatever reason, why not go with it? If it works, great, everyone makes money. If it doesn't, no harm done since I wasn't planning to do anything with the guy anyway. It just smacks of petty "I decide who gets over, not you" stupidity, which makes stuff like Cena's quasi-shoot on Roman even more eye rolling when he has the balls to say the fans have always had the power.



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:37 AM

That was the point of the whole business. "Go get over !". 

 

It makes you wonder when "get over!" became "get over it!"



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 11:36 AM

 

That was the point of the whole business. "Go get over !". 

 

It makes you wonder when "get over!" became "get over it!"

 

Nicely put. And quite fitting.






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