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 Posted: Fri Sep 6th, 2019 07:47 pm
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When I watched Malenko's RF Video shoot interview a few weeks ago I could tell something was wrong as his hands were shaking something fierce.

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All Elite Wrestling will hold a TV taping for their TNT series on Wednesday 11/13 in Nashville, TN, it was announced on the latest edition of their Being the Elite YouTube Series. The taping will be held at the legendary Nashville Municipal Auditorium, which housed the NWA Wrestlewar '89: Music City Showdown event headlined by the climax of the Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat trilogy for the NWA World Championship. The building has also housed WWE, WCW and TNA events over the years.



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I am not sure where to put this, but since Chris Jericho was last a full time to semi full time wrestler in the WWE going back to mid 2017, it seems like he's aged about a decade. He made reference in an interview to his persona evolving again, as it has over the past decade or so mainly in the WWE. This time he's taking on that grizzled veteran look and personality. I can't tell if that's really the case or if it's a way of explaining things away. He'll be 49 in two months. The life of a pro wrestler is hard enough without also regularly touring in a rock band. Maybe the years have simply caught up to him physically.

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There was an AEW commercial during NXT on USA. I’m not sure how USA let that happen. Certainly they could’ve rejected it.



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Vince owns AEW it’s all a work
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srossi wrote: There was an AEW commercial during NXT on USA. I’m not sure how USA let that happen. Certainly they could’ve rejected it.Probably just a local ad, but even then Vince and/or USA Network could of easily nixed it. Just another example of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing in WWE in all probability.



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Heenan Fan wrote: srossi wrote: There was an AEW commercial during NXT on USA. I’m not sure how USA let that happen. Certainly they could’ve rejected it.Probably just a local ad, but even then Vince and/or USA Network could of easily nixed it. Just another example of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing in WWE in all probability.
PWInsider confirmed that AEW paid USA for a national commercial during NXT last night. 



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srossi wrote: Heenan Fan wrote: srossi wrote: There was an AEW commercial during NXT on USA. I’m not sure how USA let that happen. Certainly they could’ve rejected it.Probably just a local ad, but even then Vince and/or USA Network could of easily nixed it. Just another example of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing in WWE in all probability.
PWInsider confirmed that AEW paid USA for a national commercial during NXT last night. 


That's a real scoop right there...

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Kenny Omega has called NXT wrestlers "dark match" talent and everyone is freaking out.  I feel like no one can handle a wrestling war in the woke era.  It ain't 1998 anymore and people are already getting way too offended by normal competitive chiding.  PWInsider is getting all offended on behalf of others.  LOL

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SK did an interview with Kenny Omega, where they asked him what he thought about "going to war" with NXT.  It's fair to say his comments were inflammatory.

"You can call it a war if you want. It's like, to me, we're in a completely different kind of business. I mean what they're doing is different from what we're doing. It's weird, because it's hard to say you're going to war with people that I call my friends.  And yet, we are going to war. And yet, when I sit back and look at the grand picture, I'm going to war with these dudes that, if we were on the same show together, the same promotion...let's pretend there were no borders. Let's pretend there were no promotions. Let's just pretend there's just one big promotion. If these guys were in the same show as me, they'd be in the dark match. They'd be in the opening match of my main event match."

I won't even comment on that other than to say, "WOW, I can't believe he would say that". OK, I have one more thing to say.  Maybe you could dismiss this if Omega was "just a wrestler", MAYBE, but he is also an officer in the company.  

Dominic Dijakovic tweeted the following in response to Kenny Omega's comments earlier today about the NXT talent: 

Hey @KennyOmegamanX remember when my match with @RealKeithLee embarrassed yours on your PWG homecoming weekend of BOLA 2017? Tune in this Wednesday to NXT TV on USA at 8pm so two developmental guys can show a real star how it’s done, again.

Meanwhile, Omega responded to a tweeter who attacked Matt Riddle for Omega's statement about NXT having dark match and opening match wrestlers, noting that Matt Riddle was the exception to his statement. 
No he isn’t, I love Matt. We bros. Exceptions to every rule/statement
— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) September 19, 2019

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I enjoy old school shit talking but Omega really comes across like a complainer to me; Nothing about him seems cool.



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Kenny Omega knows the fans will eat that stuff up. I don't take him seriously, but a lot of people will.

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Franchise wrote: I enjoy old school shit talking but Omega really comes across like a complainer to me; Nothing about him seems cool.
Cool doesn't mean the same thing to you and me that it means to the new generation.  All the shit that used to get kids pushed into lockers when I was growing up (video games, anime, binge-watching TV shows on a Friday night before binge-watching was a thing) are now cool, and Omega and the AEW guys are into all that shit.  This is cool for the YouTube generation.  "Ric Flair cool" doesn't exist anymore, and considering how pathetic Ric Flair is now, I can't say that's a bad thing. 

Omega's trying to get a reaction, but the problem is he's already making exceptions and will wind up crying and apologizing within hours.  I give him credit for attempting trash talk in 2019, but in the age of Twitter it never goes well.  And the biggest marks are always behind the curtain and genuinely seem confused by it.

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Mike Johnson is still butthurt:

What did you make of Kenny Omega trashing pretty much the entire NXT roster?|

If he actually meant it, it was pretty stupid, because if there's one aspect of WWE that the same fans AEW wants to cultivate as their own love, it's NXT.  My guess is Omega did it to bait people into responding to get attention for the brand, but to me, it's a 21st century version of cheap heat, no different than Eric Bischoff giving away finishes to matches.  It may elicit a reaction in the moment but it doesn't age well.  I'd prefer to see everyone stay above that and just put the best product on, but when you go to war, you try to win by any means necessary.  But, I wasn't a fan of him slagging on NXT's workers, no, especially since AEW would be the first to want to hire many of them if they were on the free market.

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srossi wrote: Franchise wrote: I enjoy old school shit talking but Omega really comes across like a complainer to me; Nothing about him seems cool.
Cool doesn't mean the same thing to you and me that it means to the new generation.  All the shit that used to get kids pushed into lockers when I was growing up (video games, anime, binge-watching TV shows on a Friday night before binge-watching was a thing) are now cool, and Omega and the AEW guys are into all that shit.  This is cool for the YouTube generation.  "Ric Flair cool" doesn't exist anymore, and considering how pathetic Ric Flair is now, I can't say that's a bad thing. 

Omega's trying to get a reaction, but the problem is he's already making exceptions and will wind up crying and apologizing within hours.  I give him credit for attempting trash talk in 2019, but in the age of Twitter it never goes well.  And the biggest marks are always behind the curtain and genuinely seem confused by it.Let's be honest - Flair really wasn't cool in 1985 either, it just seemed like he was.  Walking around looking like a million bucks all while not paying his taxes, cheating on his wife, walking out on his kids - that's the sign of a total piece of shit.  But we loved him, so he was the coolest of the cool.
Now Kenny Omega says something that he probably believes in his heart, and everybody has a problem with it?  Everybody needs to just tend to their own business and move on.  And Kenny Omega needs to shut the fuck up, because a large portion of the fan base that AEW is trying to draw doesn't give a rats ass about anybody on the roster that's not one of the VPs of the company, or Jericho and Mox.  And I am one of those people.   Not one person on this board is paying cash money to watch Darby Allin or Sammy Guevara.  You can say that you will, but you won't.  This company, which i've been really excited about because it's going to be an alternative to WWE, is already in trouble.  People absolutely LOVE what HHH has done with NXT.  If he is allowed to keep it up - and a job posting looking for writers for a "sports centric reality based program" lead me to believe that he will - a good number of the fans that AEW is looking for will think twice about what they are going to watch on Wednesdays.  WWE is throwing stupid money at people like Gallows, Anderson, etc. so that they won't leave.  AEW will be pulling from any indy roster that has a guy that WWE doesn't want, and they'll be pulling from ROH.  And the ROH fans will get mega pissed at that.  Unlike Madusa showing up on Nitro and shitcanning the Women's title, if an ROH guy pulled that shit on AEW programming, it would cause a revolt. 

I've been looking forward to AEW for a year.  I believed that it was going to be a great alternative, and a lot of fun.  I'm starting to think that Cody and the boys found the huge money mark that wrestlers have been looking for since the downfall of WCW and they are going to bleed every penny out of him that they can before jumping ship.  I truly hope that I am wrong, because there needs to be more safe places for the talent to work and actually get paid for their work.



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Superstar wrote: srossi wrote: Franchise wrote: I enjoy old school shit talking but Omega really comes across like a complainer to me; Nothing about him seems cool.
Cool doesn't mean the same thing to you and me that it means to the new generation.  All the shit that used to get kids pushed into lockers when I was growing up (video games, anime, binge-watching TV shows on a Friday night before binge-watching was a thing) are now cool, and Omega and the AEW guys are into all that shit.  This is cool for the YouTube generation.  "Ric Flair cool" doesn't exist anymore, and considering how pathetic Ric Flair is now, I can't say that's a bad thing. 

Omega's trying to get a reaction, but the problem is he's already making exceptions and will wind up crying and apologizing within hours.  I give him credit for attempting trash talk in 2019, but in the age of Twitter it never goes well.  And the biggest marks are always behind the curtain and genuinely seem confused by it.Let's be honest - Flair really wasn't cool in 1985 either, it just seemed like he was.  Walking around looking like a million bucks all while not paying his taxes, cheating on his wife, walking out on his kids - that's the sign of a total piece of shit.  But we loved him, so he was the coolest of the cool.
Now Kenny Omega says something that he probably believes in his heart, and everybody has a problem with it? 

When you grow up, is anyone cool?  Frank Sinatra and his ilk were pieces of shit.  All the '80s rockers seem pretty pathetic in retrospect.  And I don't think for one second that Omega believes what he's saying in his heart.  If he does, he's deluded.

I do think that firing shots at NXT like this is silly.  I get it, but it's silly.  NXT is pretty much the perfect company.  It's just a really tremendous blend of wrestling action, storytelling, and emotion to get you to care about these guys.  AEW can probably match the wrestling, but the storytelling and emotion is really lacking so far (although I'll wait until they have weekly TV to judge them).  

Everyone says it's impossible to get the fans in 2019 to care about anyone like they did in the '70s, but NXT has done it.  That's going to be a huge hurdle for AEW, and taking shots at guys the smart fans love like Gargano and Ciampa isn't going to help.  Vince counter-programming with NXT instead of anything WWE was brilliant fucking strategy to prevent this type of rhetoric and make AEW look bad for trying it.  Omega could shit on Reigns and Kingston all day long and no one would bat an eye, but the Internet doesn't like him talking shit about their indy heroes who happen to be under a WWE contract.  It's the smartest thing Vince has done since 2001.  Now, he needs to have the self-control to stay far away from NXT and not change a thing, but I have my doubts he can do that.  Doing nothing is Vince's key to victory here.  Don't give AEW the ammunition to pivot and say, "Well the NXT stars really are great but Vince ruined the booking so watch us instead."       

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