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Re: The All-Purpose Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2007, 06:57:11 PM »
Watching RAW now..
I check out PWInsider.com for the inside 'dirt' and behind the scenes info on the politics of the wrestling world.
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Wrestling has changed sooo drasticly since the WWF/WWE takeover of WCW & ECW, that it's starting to really annoy me and loose my interest (especially the last few months to present).


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Re: The All-Purpose Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2007, 09:45:52 PM »
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"Ric Flair quit WWE this week over frustration with his push and a lack of any encouraging communucation from the front office.

There are now discussions to try to talk him into cooling off and agreeing to not quit.

His situation doesn't appear to be at all related to the suspensions, although he's now more valuable with some names being gone for a month.

If things don't work out, it's not beyond the realm of possibility that Flair could be offered a sweet and tempting deal to be part of TNA's two hour launch."


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Re: The All-Purpose Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2007, 11:43:45 AM »
Rick Flair quits? Thats not good for the WWE image. He should at least retire from the ring.

Hell he should quit altogether, there's really nothing left for him to do in wrestling and if he was given a job in creative, hed probably have little influence anyhow
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Re: The All-Purpose Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2007, 11:47:06 AM »
He's making a play for more money. They need him now more than they have in the past several years, so maybe he thinks he might like to take a walk. They offer him a bigger push or more money, and he stays. Fuckin' dirtiest player in the game and all that.


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Re: The All-Purpose Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2007, 11:51:44 AM »
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There is a rumor going around that King Booker is indeed serving a suspension. While the general feeling is Booker wouldn't be heartbroken if he walked away from WWE right now, there is nothing to suggest that he has quit. Booker's real life wife Sharmell is reportedly not "married" to the business and would have no problem walking away either. Keep in mind nothing has been confirmed regarding Booker's WWE status.


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Re: The All-Purpose Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2007, 11:54:49 AM »
What the WWE needs right now is some good newsHEYWHATISTHIS?

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WWE has expressed interest in bringing Jericho back for a while; the two parties have communicated regularly over the past several months.

Jericho, who walked away from professional wrestling in 2005, is now reportedly fully willing to return to wrestling. A source close to the wrestler says that Jericho recognizes that his Hollywood aspirations are not going to provide a short-term monetary reward anywhere near that of WWE's offer.

At this point, Jericho's return merely hinges on the two parties reaching a workable arrangement. Once the two sides agree on terms, and it is unknown how long that will take to happen (it could be as short as a few weeks to as long as many months), Jericho is expected to rejoin the WWE roster.


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Re: The All-Purpose Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2007, 04:35:07 PM »
What the WWE needs right now is some good newsHEYWHATISTHIS?

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WWE has expressed interest in bringing Jericho back for a while; the two parties have communicated regularly over the past several months.

Jericho, who walked away from professional wrestling in 2005, is now reportedly fully willing to return to wrestling. A source close to the wrestler says that Jericho recognizes that his Hollywood aspirations are not going to provide a short-term monetary reward anywhere near that of WWE's offer.

At this point, Jericho's return merely hinges on the two parties reaching a workable arrangement. Once the two sides agree on terms, and it is unknown how long that will take to happen (it could be as short as a few weeks to as long as many months), Jericho is expected to rejoin the WWE roster.

I dont know if this is a full time gig that he has, but I heard Booker on a sports radio show in Houston.   It might be a regular wrestling show or maybe it was a one time thing, but he was a RIOT.   He was making everyone call him King Booker before he would answer their questions.   He came across like a cool guy.


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Re: The All-Purpose Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2007, 06:20:56 PM »
Yeah, he has his own radio show actually. I've heard about it. He even gave out spoilers that he was going to Raw right before the draft happened.

He also runs his own promotion, called Pro Wrestling Alliance

http://www.myspace.com/pwahouston

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Re: The All-Purpose Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2007, 06:22:51 PM »
King Booker is awesome on Raw.  It's a shame that the roster on the show is so stacked, that he probably won't get anywhere near the title.  I'd like to see Jericho go to Smackdown, where the roster needs a bit of help and he also wouldn't have to job to Cena another 100 times.


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Re: The All-Purpose Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2007, 10:54:46 AM »
Hey, so glad somebody made a thread like this so I could tell you all about my experiencing a TNA live event this past Monday. I hadn't gone to a wrestling event in easily 20- years when we saw a very obscure Independant wrestling promotion decades ago that had  Ken Patera vs. Samoan Afa as its main event. I have to say that I had alot of fun there and saw guys like Samoa Joe, Christian and Kurt Angle up close since we had ringside seats. I'm telling you, TNA live events are awesome! Jeremy Borash was there and he's the nicest guy you'll ever meet. He stayed after the show and at intermission to sign autographs and take pictures with fans. He's a very nice guy indeed. Funny story, he signed my ticket since I had nothing else, but he gave me his sharpie instead of my signed ticket.
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Re: The All-Purpose Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2007, 11:02:54 PM »
I've heard that TNA live events are really good. I haven't been to one, they haven't come to Indiana yet. But  I go to alot of indy shows. Live wrestling is much better than televised wrestling. No post-production, no convoluted storylines, no commercials, no bullcrap. What you see is what you get.

Did they use the miniture version of the six sided ring that I saw in a picture? The one thats like 1/2 the size of the one in the Impact Zone?
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Re: The All-Purpose Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2007, 09:19:38 AM »
Anybody in California that's interested in wrestling may want to check out WrestleFanFest in San Fran this October:

http://www.wrestlefanfest.com/index2.html

I know I'll be there. No way I'm passing up my first chance to see a Ring of Honor show live.


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Re: The All-Purpose Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2007, 02:17:20 PM »
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In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reports that Robert Huffman (King Booker) quit WWE when he was told that he was to be suspended for 60 days, as a punishment to the Signature Pharmacy bust. He was believed to have failed a Wellness Program test before, hence the 60 days suspension instead of 30.

While WWE is still trying to negotiate Huffman's staying with them, they're going on under the impression he's done. The two sides had been having troubles recently, with a major setback being John Laurinaitis' call to go with Florida for a developmental territory - where WWE would start from scratch - instead of going with Booker's already established PWA, which WWE had been loaning wrestlers to. After they made the call to stop that, Booker went to his friends at TNA and booked them for his shows instead, which didn't sit so well with anyone backstage, but they couldn't say much having pulled WWE talent from PWA.

Booker is pretty much set financially and has wanted out of wrestling for a while. At age 42, he's accomplished a lot, and thanks to his hip hop store doing well in Houston, and his two wrestling schools up and running, there's really no need for him to stick around.


Man... There goes one of the best things in the WWE.  Perhaps if they hadn't buried him in the past couple of months, even though he was gold, he wouldn't have jumped ship at the first chance.


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Re: The All-Purpose Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2007, 05:53:58 PM »
I'm a big fan of Booker T, but I'm glad for him. I think this is for the best. So many guys stay in the business years after they should have retired and only breaks them down physically more and more. F*** the WWE, he doesn't need them and he certainly doesn't need to job to HHH for a few more years.
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Re: The All-Purpose Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2007, 06:29:29 PM »
One of my favorites, I'm happy he's doing what he wants. It's the last thing WWE needs right now, though...