I’m just over WWE at this point. They’re not good at putting on wrestling shows anymore. Make no mistake, they’re very good at making money. But they won’t be getting any more of mine. I so wish that All In was a full time promotion. Even my 7 year old can’t be bothered with WWE anymore. They’re doing a live show in our town and when I asked him if he wanted to go, he replied with, “No. WWE is boring.” Football season got here at the perfect time. And I can’t be the only one who noticed the tepid crowd reaction for The Shield to start the show? Sorry for the rambling post, lots of thoughts on this Tuesday. Oh and Disqus sucks. Don’t do it, LOP. You’ll kill this community and your site.
The difference is that All In gave the fans what they wanted, while WWE gives fans what they want them to have. As far as the titles not main eventing the show, I didn’t have a problem with it. This was not a Ring of Honor event. It was not an NWA event. That’s the important distinction. There were wrestlers from New Japan, Ring of Honor, Lucha Underground, Impact Wrestling, MLW, and more. It was a great show, regardless of some minor setbacks. I hope they do many more.
I expected to read that “Creative had nothing for him.” Oh well, I’m ALL IN. See you there, Neville, err... PAC.
A lot of people will argue with you, but you’re spot on. If anybody actually challenged it in court, they’d almost certainly win. I assume the reason nobody has is that 90 days of WWE paychecks for doing nothing is pretty good. And before anybody tries to “fact check” me and/or play lawyer, I’m an attorney who does employment law.
Pentagon’s reception in Mexico City will be insane. I hope they run a big arena because with Pentagon, Fenix, and Konnan on the card (yes, Konnan is a draw there), they have the potential to have a big crowd.
I agree with most of what you said, but I’ll take exception to one thing. The fan like/dislike ratio for Roman Reigns is not 20/1. Now granted, it seems as though it has improved, but from my totally non-scientific observation, the majority of the audience still does not like Reigns. He’s yet to reach even Cena levels of acceptance.
Did anybody notice the graphic of Chris Jericho last night? Also got an on-air mention. Seems like the rumor actually has legs this time.
I don’t understand how WWE can sign talent and then have them cancel their pre-existing obligations to other promotions. Seems like a pretty easy lawsuit to win for the spurned promotions.
Kind of like how WWE uses Brock Lesnar?
I don’t want to sound overly dramatic, but it feels like a change is happening. Wrestling fans are finally throwing their hands up and saying, “You know what WWE? You’re just not doing it for me anymore, let me check out another company.” Seems like over the past year, fans have started to notice that there are alternatives. New Japan, Ring of Honor, Lucha Underground, Impact Wrestling, MLW, and more. The best part? All of those companies seem to have at least a loose working agreement. Not to mention All In. If you’re a wrestling fan who’s dissatisfied with WWE, you’re doing yourself a huge disservice if you’re not watching one or all of those promotions.