I'm still at that RAW.
He's still stunnering.
It's almost like Trips knew, just knew, that one day we would need a perfect loop, so he kept selling, selling, selling.
Truly, the greatest of our generation.
Triple H's water spitting skills coming into good use here.
Only Austin can make slight alcoholism look so elegant...sorry Sandman.
According to AJ his MITB standoff with Nakamura was his idea to show Vince that fans would be interested in a big match between them
They talk about it on the latest Edge and Christian podcast at 01:44:00.
IIRC Kenny Omega has also said that it was AJ's idea for Kenny to be the only Bullet Club member out ringside for his IWGP Heavyweight title match against Kota Ibushi to play up the drama between them.
AJ comes across as such a simple guy in interviews but he really seems to have a great mind for the business, that's not always the case even for great wrestlers.
Well. He definitely got his point across. Good to hear AJ has the bosses ear.
Just listened to this podcast, it was pretty good. Also liked how Edge said that after he retired he stopped watching wrestling until a friend of his recommended he watch AJ in New Japan. Then he says that watching AJ vs Tanahashi and AJ vs Nakamura got him back to watching wrestling.
He put on the best matches his two sons (Shane and Roman) have ever had, it's not that difficult to see why he is viewed as highly as he is now. Granted, he got a world title shot before any of those matches, but that opportunity was probably a combination of fan adoration, the decent program with Jericho, and how god damn quickly he picked up on the WWE style
You stopped watching wrestling because it was too painful knowing you couldn't do it anymore after being on the top of the world?
Mauro sent that tweet in reference to the recent suicide of Chester Bennington from Linkin Park.
"What about his children?" "What about his family?" "What about his career?" "His music?" "His art?" "His friends?"
He considered all that, and still thought this was the better solution. That was where he was. That's what the darkness did.
It baffles me when I see people blaming Chester for commiting suicide, calling him a coward, shaming him for leaving kids behind ... What kind of an empathy black hole do you have to be to not at least consider what he may have gone through ?
And full disclaimer, I have (luckily) never suffered from depression or had suicidal thoughts, but I can imagine there are some dark places out there where my mind has never wandered that would change my view on life and death, that stuff is scary af to me, especially since I've only ever experienced a fraction of it, so I can only imagine what Chester went through.
Aleistar Black sent a tweet as well
This belt was really beautiful. My favorite iteration of the WWE title along with the winged eagle belt.
Looks like he stole it. Maybe even lied and cheated to get it too
The only thing he stole was my heart
¡!PLEASE HELP!¡ My friend Luis Garcia has been missing for about 38 hours. He does not have his phone or glasses. He is/was in the Jersey City area. He was last seen wearing a black Paramore shirt.
He was last seen by friends in Jersey City at 3am Friday night/Saturday morning at Lucky 7.
The bartender at Pint allegedly remembers spotting him in the bar early in the day. Pint opens at 4:30 so that puts him there at the earliest if it was him at all.
No word on anything after that point. Please be on the look out. If you see him or know of his whereabouts PLEASE!!!! CONTACT LOCAL POLICE FIRST, me, his family, or any of his other friends.
He is a massive wrestling fan and me and him bonded and became friends via wrestling. We go to a ton of shows together and always watch ppvs together.
Please share this post with anyone in the Jersey City area.
UPDATE 11:24am est
Still no updates. Some surveillance footage is being checked today. If nothing comes of it, the family will most likely talk to the detective or may look into hiring a PI. Thank you everyone for your kind words and helpful comments. I will keep it updated. This missing poster has been stickied to the mod's post above mine.
Hope this guy gets found safe and sound.
hey posted in the jersey sub as well might help. hope you find him ok.
I don't think it should be turned down. On the contrary, it should be upvoted and reach all so more people see it and be possible to help.
WWE loves that mainstream coverage.
Who cares if they actually forgot or if the leak happened before they told the hosts. Why wouldn't you sit them down and let them know the plans before making the official decision? Just not professional.
WWE really does come off as a terrible place to work if you're not an essential asset/in cahoots with the boss. Monopoly is a bitch.
I'm imagining Michael Cole on Raw:
"WWE mentioned this week on PEOPLE.COM, highlighting the TALKING SMACK SHOW, which airs live following WWE NETWORK PPV EVENTS."
Draft Ambrose away, no longer on Total Divas, cancel Talking Smack. What is WWE doing to Renee??
Guess I'll go back to welcoming my guest at this time
This doesn't sound like a satisfied employee.
Renee and Bryan didn't try to make Talking Smack great. They did make it great. I hope Renee gets a larger role in some other form than just backstage interviews.
And when she decides to join ESPN/become an actress, they'll desperately try to get her back. At this point I'm pretty sure WWE as a company is into S&M like crazy.
Fuck off with this bullshit
Talking Smack is responsible in large part for reviving or improving the careers of The Miz, Alexa Bliss, Naomi, The Usos, Carmella, and Baron Corbin. One of the legitimately great additions to the developmental process of the roster. Why nix it?
I hope the decision to turn it only into a PPV post-show gets reversed. Talking Smack was a platform to create angles and form character development. Maybe if the news gets trending on social media and there is an uproar then the decision will be changed.
"The marks are enjoying something! Cancel it, dammit!"
Seriously, what the fuck.
Post WWE Great Balls Of Fire 2017 Match Discussion: Curt Hawkins Vs. Heath Slater
Heath Slater wins... Somehow. It was not aired as they went backstage to the ambulance crash.
Tl/Dr for people from /sub/all
The audience at home only saw a few minutes of this match before the camera cut to something happening backstage and they didn't show how the match ended.
Slater and Hawkins are both pretty low on the totem pole so everyone is making jokes that we missed something amazing.
My boy Heath just Co-mainevented Great Balls of Fire!
I absolutely loved how both guys were still putting on gear and taping up as they went down, putting over the match as a short notice distraction from the dangerous and frankly criminal events backstage
It's kind of exciting, but I think we're starting to get to the point where guys who are unhappy in WWE don't have to just sit there and take what they are given, it's now financially viable for talented guys to say 'well, things aren't working out here. I can leave for awhile, work ROH, NJPW, the Indies, still make a more then comfortable living and maybe come back down the road.'
I sincerely hope that the money guys can make outside of WWE continues to grow. It's an amazing thing for talented guys to have more then one place to go.
The problem is Wwe stockpiling all this talent and not knowing how to use them.. I hope omega never comes to Wwe.. they'll neuter him like they did rvd.
Aaaaaand WWE 2K18 is already out of date.
This is going to be one crazy shoot interview.