AEW All Elite Wrestling Page 15

  • simpleexplodingmaybe 15 Apr 2020 21:43:30 13,529 posts
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    Gutting
    https://mobile.twitter.com/wwemaverick/status/1250493936185102339
  • captbirdseye 15 Apr 2020 21:50:27 9,626 posts
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    All the talent hoarding was going to implode at some point, but considering how healthy the business is and their lack of debt it's pretty ruthless. I'm guessing Vince is worried about the Saudi and TV money drying up.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 15 Apr 2020 21:58:57 13,529 posts
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    I saw a comment somewhere else that said the reported savings will be about $4m

    Which doesnít seem like a lot in the grand scheme of things. I wouldnít be surprised if Brock did that alone
  • richardiox 15 Apr 2020 21:58:57 8,621 posts
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    Yeah no Saudi money for a good while will factor in surely.

    Also reckon he's had an inside line from Trump about when he can realistically expect gate revenue again - not for fucking ages.

    Plus a drop in overall viewers cause wrestling without crowds is boring and ridiculous.

    Bet Cody's phone is popping off tonight "Hi old buddy"
  • captbirdseye 15 Apr 2020 22:02:02 9,626 posts
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    I'd be surprised if AEW picked up anyone and wouldn't they have release clauses?

    I guess Undertaker did kill them after all lol.
  • richardiox 15 Apr 2020 22:04:40 8,621 posts
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    Not if they've been made redundant. They'll all be free to work. Doubt aew will be hiring though as they'll be hit for cash too - although their payroll is pretty small in comparison.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 15 Apr 2020 22:13:01 13,529 posts
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    No NXT names among the current releases. You gotta think that lots of them will be vulnerable.

    And NXTUK as a brand at all?
  • richardiox 15 Apr 2020 22:14:14 8,621 posts
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    NXT UK will be gone surely
  • SnackPlissken 15 Apr 2020 22:47:38 1,856 posts
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    Vince is a business man. His practices have always been shitty. Funny that none of you mention about that documentary that came out yesterday on Snuka and vinnie seemingly pays off the police with a briefcase of money.

    Anyway they need to cut the roster. Itís huge!

    Edited by SnackPlissken at 22:47:56 15-04-2020
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 15 Apr 2020 22:55:57 13,529 posts
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    I know the Snuka story but didnít realise there was a new film about it. Is that one of the Vice series? Are they on 4OD or somewhere else?
  • captbirdseye 15 Apr 2020 23:37:25 9,626 posts
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    Just remember that Lars Sullivan survived the culling...
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 15 Apr 2020 23:48:37 13,529 posts
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    I donít think today will be the end of it
  • richardiox 16 Apr 2020 00:05:38 8,621 posts
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    Cully Blanchard
  • Baihu1983 16 Apr 2020 02:13:18 12,334 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    Vince is a business man. His practices have always been shitty. Funny that none of you mention about that documentary that came out yesterday on Snuka and vinnie seemingly pays off the police with a briefcase of money.

    Anyway they need to cut the roster. Itís huge!
    Didn't know about the documentary but that's old news.

    That briefcase was bought out the other day to make the product essential
  • Baihu1983 16 Apr 2020 02:24:17 12,334 posts
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    The LA mayor just cancelled all sporting events for the next year so that's WM fucked.

    You deserve that Vince.
  • captbirdseye 16 Apr 2020 07:48:29 9,626 posts
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    Meltzer said that the talent cuts are only saving them $703,000 a month and then I saw this Tweet:

    $3m Goldberg
    $10m Brock Lesnar
    $2.1m for Shane McMahon
    $15m Tyson Fury
    $3.5m Bobby Lashley
    $5m Cain Velasquez

    Look at all that wasted money on shite.

    Edited by captbirdseye at 08:04:02 16-04-2020
  • SnackPlissken 16 Apr 2020 07:56:22 1,856 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    I know the Snuka story but didnít realise there was a new film about it. Is that one of the Vice series? Are they on 4OD or somewhere else?
    Yeah Vice. Just go on YouTube. They only have season 1 on 4OD.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 16 Apr 2020 08:26:57 13,529 posts
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    captbirdseye wrote:
    Meltzer said that the talent cuts are only saving them $703,000 a month and then I saw this Tweet:

    $3m Goldberg
    $10m Brock Lesnar
    $2.1m for Shane McMahon
    $15m Tyson Fury
    $3.5m Bobby Lashley
    $5m Cain Velasquez

    Look at all that wasted money on shite.
    Lashley has played an absolute blinder there
  • richardiox 16 Apr 2020 08:43:16 8,621 posts
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    That Tyson Fury figure has to be wrong though. More than Brock and Goldberg combined just for two matches....even Vince isn't that nuts.
  • SnackPlissken 16 Apr 2020 08:49:14 1,856 posts
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    Just reading more into it I think it's really sunk in how shitty this all is. I initially thought yeah some of these aren't really been utilised because their roster is stacked but when looking at those figures and some opinions on how they're just limiting damage control for the investors... Just disgusting really.
    There was a comment that this is the biggest thing to have happened since WCW folded and it's probably true. Some huge names thrown around here even backstage.

    Also Linda being involved with Florida and getting them to be an essential service. WWE is fucked up. Actually it's always been fucked up. The steroid trial, the concussions, cover ups, Owen Hart... and now this... list could go on and on.

    Edited by SnackPlissken at 08:49:41 16-04-2020
  • SnackPlissken 16 Apr 2020 08:59:31 1,856 posts
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    Seth really is a boring bastard... shut the fuck up

    https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2020/04/seth-rollins-talks-negativity-and-hostility-towards-wwe-669327/
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 16 Apr 2020 09:09:39 13,529 posts
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    richardiox wrote:
    That Tyson Fury figure has to be wrong though. More than Brock and Goldberg combined just for two matches....even Vince isn't that nuts.
    I think that could be direct from the Saudi payday and a fighter like Tyson probably doesnít get out of bed for much less in his day job
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 16 Apr 2020 09:10:17 13,529 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    Seth really is a boring bastard... shut the fuck up

    https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2020/04/seth-rollins-talks-negativity-and-hostility-towards-wwe-669327/
    Sounds like someone wants another title reign
  • SnackPlissken 16 Apr 2020 09:10:36 1,856 posts
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    WRESTLERS:
    * MJ Jenkins
    * Deonna Purrazzo
    * Aleksandar Jaksic
    * Rusev
    * Zack Ryder
    * No Way Jose
    * Mike Kanellis
    * Maria Kanellis
    * Primo
    * Epico
    * Rowan
    * Sarah Logan
    * Karl Anderson
    * Luke Gallows
    * EC3
    * Drake Maverick
    * Curt Hawkins
    * Heath Slater
    * Eric Young
    * Lio Rush

    PRODUCERS (Furloughed or released):
    * WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle (Released)
    * Billy Kidman
    * Mike Rotunda
    * Pat Buck
    * Fit Finlay
    * Shawn Daivari
    * Scott Armstrong
    * Sarah Stock
    * Shane Helms
    * Lance Storm

    COACHES:
    * Serena Deeb
    * Kendo Kashin
    * Chris Guy (Ace Steel)

    ANNOUNCERS:
    * Aiden English
    * Jerry Soto

    REFEREES:
    * Mike Chioda

    CREATIVE:
    * Andrea Listenberger

    OTHER ON-AIR TALENT:
    * Josiah Williams
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 16 Apr 2020 09:19:07 13,529 posts
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    If I was Apollo Crews, Fandango, Tyler Breeze, Bo Dallas or Curtis Axel Iíd be burying my phone in the garden right now
  • captbirdseye 16 Apr 2020 09:52:23 9,626 posts
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    The whole thing is so fucking shitty especially when Linda/Vince chucked the government 18.5 million. Seth can also get fucked and he's always coming out the with 'poor old WWE' line whenever they get criticised.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 16 Apr 2020 09:56:06 13,529 posts
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    Iíd be nervous if I worked on 205Live as well
  • captbirdseye 16 Apr 2020 09:58:40 9,626 posts
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    They only had about 5 wrestlers didn't they?
  • SnackPlissken 16 Apr 2020 10:13:02 1,856 posts
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    Its amazing how massive this story has become. A lot of my friends are messaging me who have zero interest in wrestling about what's going on with WWE..

    Edited by SnackPlissken at 10:13:25 16-04-2020
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 16 Apr 2020 10:15:59 13,529 posts
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    Thereís always a bit of a post-mania cull but for so many all on one night is pretty unique.

    Reminds me of when Vince dropped half the roster during the steroid scandal in the early 90s and it took them years to recover from that.
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