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  1. FMKK

    WWE TV 10/21 - 10/27 Brazil now has a black sea!

    And tbf to Omega and his drawing record, there's absolutely no doubt that some of those old Tokyo Dome attendances from the 90s were worked numbers.
  2. FMKK

    WWE TV 10/21 - 10/27 Brazil now has a black sea!

    To me, Rollins is a very poor man's Omega when it comes to work anyway.
  3. FMKK

    WWE TV 10/21 - 10/27 Brazil now has a black sea!

    If Orton slid into the ring and RKO'd Omega, he'd be the biggest heel on earth so I low key wanna see it.
  4. FMKK

    Is WWE redeemable?

    Tbf, WWE is bad and AEW has been good so far
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    WWE TV 10/14 - 10/20 Randy Orton is the Tom Brady of WWE

    Mox right now is displaying a passion and energy that we never see from Reigns. The fact that he's been downgraded to an upper midcarder since his return from leukaemia is a really huge, yet underdiscussed, missed opportunity for them.
  6. FMKK

    WWE TV 10/14 - 10/20 Randy Orton is the Tom Brady of WWE

    Thanks. I'm sure someone will clip it and put it on YouTube with a clickbait headline.
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    WWE TV 10/14 - 10/20 Randy Orton is the Tom Brady of WWE

    Was Austin making these comments on his podcast? I want to seek it out.
  8. FMKK

    WWE TV 10/14 - 10/20 Randy Orton is the Tom Brady of WWE

    Smackdown down to 2.44 million this week. Week three on Fox and they're already reverting to the base.
  9. He'll be shooting on all the dumb marks online who have the temerity to bury their terrible shows when they've never been in a ring before in their lives etc.
  10. FMKK

    AEW Dynamite Week 3 - 16 October 2019

    It's not like Marko was beating the shit out of anyone though. He got his ass beat and managed to pull off some high flying spots, mostly from reversals. His function was basically to be killed by Penta and Fenix.
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    AEW Dynamite Week 3 - 16 October 2019

    AEW were still number 2 for the night in the demo so that's still a strong positive for TNT. They haven't retained all of that opening week buzz but the TV has been good and a doubt anyone who is tuning in is going away unsatisfied. I hope they sprinkle in a few more promos, videos and angles just to build more of a connection to the characters. It's certainly nothing to panic about.
  12. FMKK

    AEW Dynamite Week 3 - 16 October 2019

    Sadly, it feels like that big week one bubble has deflated for everyone. Can I cynically blame WWE for being so terrible that they're dragging down all wrestling ratings by association?
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    Is WWE redeemable?

    Well sort of, but I wanted to think about what the long term implications are for the business as well
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    Is WWE redeemable?

    We've known there have been problems with booking, organisation and overall management with WWE for years now, but as we've entered into the New Boom Period the company seemed to anticipate the Fox deal would bring about, it seems like everything that's awful and stupid and dysfunctional about WWE has been heightened. Let's just look at some of the things that have happened since start of that week: Raw: False advertising of Rey Mysterio vs Seth Rollins, beginning of Rusev cuck angle NXT: Took a beating from AEW in the ratings, no longer seen as the cool alternative product. Smackdown: False advertising Steve Austin, Sting and Undertaker, no pushes for anyone who will be on that show going forward Hell in a Cell: Barely a card until the afternoon of the show, all-time bad main event that killed their top babyface, SHORTY GABLE Raw: Nothing happened NXT: Decline in popularity continues Smackdown: Non-finish in big advertised match due to spooky clown, draft order accidentally given away in company's own press release Raw: Terrible draft continues, all-time bad Seth Rollins segment in Firefly Funhouse which killed him off even further Backstage on FS1: Big trade promised, turns out to be Alexa Bliss and Nicki Cross (drafted separately, wasting a pick) being sent to Smackdown in return for nothing. In the meantime, ratings declined faster than expected for Raw and Smackdown, potentially killing off the draft concept as a television draw. Eric Bischoff was also fired after a few months on the job, in which he seemed to have accomplished absolutely nothing. Add in more embarrassing Seth Rollins twitter stuff, and it's hard to see the last few weeks as anything other than a complete mess for WWE. Supposedly we're getting an announcement for NXT Japan in the coming days, which I honestly hope isn't a success. WWE spreading their territory into every market in order to do maximum damage really is the worst of their monopolising instinct. But it seems like the bloom is off the rose with NXT as a brand and the Bushiroad acquisition of Stardom may lock them out from key talent signings. Besides, with New Japan in a relatively strong state, it'll be harder for them to break into the market and exert control in the same way they have with NXT UK. All this being said, WWE is in the most financially healthy position in their history due to bonanza TV deals and the Saudi blood money shows. So really, unless ratings take a nosedive to the point where USA and Fox aren't happy, it would be hard to convince anyone in the company that things aren't going well. But the reality of the situation is that they cannot create a star t save themselves, they've burned off so much of their audience just in the last few years that it seems like they're getting down to the lifers, the average age of the audience is high and it doesn't seem like they're effectively able to create new fans. They've hoarded more talent than they could ever possibly feature in order to damage competition but there are fewer over acts than any time in company history. A few years ago, the in-ring stuff was the saving grace against the bad booking but for the last couple of years I'm struggling to think of many truly great main roster matches. It also feels like the television is completely inaccessible to any new fan because there is such a huge time commitment, the scripted and stilted verbiage is really alienating and there is no effort made to storylines to make sense. It really feels like they're in a hole right now that I can't even imagine being turned around. I'm just trying to work out whether we're at WCW 1999 or 2000 levels yet. They've pulled all the stunts in terms of reboots and returns to bring back the audience but it largely hasn't stuck. It'll take a much longer period to have a true turnaround in the presentation but the fact that they've burned the fans so many times and can't see through any push or storyline to a satisfying conclusion means they probably won't even have the trust of their audience for a long time even if things do get much better. This has been a huge rant, but honestly, there should be major concern for what happens to this company and wrestling in general if this TV rights bubble bursts because the trajectory for WWE for the last many years has been really bad. Tl;dr: Is there any way WWE can be turned around?
  15. FMKK

    AEW Dynamite Week 3 - 16 October 2019

    I feel like they need the storyline to develop more first and give MJF a reason to actually turn because right now there's no reason why he would want to give up his in with the Rhodes family.
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