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 Posted: Mon Nov 4th, 2019 08:37 pm
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Kriss wrote: Ultimark wrote: srossi wrote: During a live gaming stream, A.J. Styles weighed in with a completely different story than all the others told so far.  He said it wasn't a mechanical problem but it also wasn't a hostage situation.  He blamed it on bureaucracy and "paperwork issues", along with a refueling problem, and the fact that by the time all this was sorted out the pilots' shifts were over so they had to wait for new pilots.  He says he was never worried and never thought anything strange was going on.  This seems to be so convoluted with so much going wrong that he might be trying too hard, but it still completely contradicts WWE's official story, and the story that they made the aircraft company tell when they released a statement blaming the plane.     That is interesting.  The same exact thing happened to me on a flight from Calgary to Chicago in 2006.  It wasn't a refueling issue but some light was lit on the pilots board that should not have been.   We boarded at 11 am and at 6 pm were finally informed that the pilots were no longer allowed to fly.  They quickly got us through immigration again and provided vouchers for a hotel.  I was booked for a flight the next morning.  I called a client, went into town and got shit faced.   The flights home the next day (this one connected through Denver) were awful. 

AJ Styles thinks the Earth is flat. I wouldn't look to him to find out what's what in any situation.

I know he's a religious nut, but is this true?



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AJ Styles did a sit down chat with Daniel Bryan on WWE.com or WWE Network in early 2017 or so and Bryan ribbed him for being a flat earther. I'm pretty sure it was all a joke, but then AJ didn't fully deny it and I believe made some other wacky statements about NASA and so on. I haven't seen the segment. He was then mercilessly mocked over the next few days until claiming he wasn't a flat earth believer but "they have some interesting ideas" or something like that.

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Here are AJ’s thoughts on the matter, as per a 2017 interview with Sam Roberts.

“I am not a flat-earther, but there are some things that they say, [to which Styles responds] ‘huh, I never thought about it like that’. Here’s the thing, you don’t have to believe anything that’s told to you. Like you can always question anything.

“And although I’m not a flat-earther, there are some things that, like, make sense. But then again, satellites, the curvature of the Earth if you’re a sniper, you’ve got to take all that into account. I’m not a flat-earther, but they bring up some interesting points. It’s interesting and I think you should be able to question anything you want. And you don’t have to agree with everybody.

“I just find it interesting. I watch all the stuff about aliens. I’m a sci-fi guy. I just enjoy that stuff and conspiracy theories. That intrigues me, so there are just a number of things. I could have killed Daniel Bryan for saying that because now you get all this stuff. ‘God, shut up! Please don’t get that started because I’ll never hear the end of it.’ But it’s interesting. But I find a lot things interesting when it comes to science fiction or fact. I don’t know. Who can say? The only person that ever told me or told the world that other planets exist is NASA, but there’s a reason for all … they’re making a lot of money, a lot of money. They have a lot of money coming in. NASA is not an American thing. It’s a world thing. A lot of people don’t know that, so when you start asking questions, there are not a lot of answers sometimes.”

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Snipers? Did he weigh in on the Jesse Ventura v Chris Kyle “Situation” later on in the interview? 

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You gotta be shitting me.

WWE® AND THE SAUDI GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT AUTHORITY EXPAND EVENT PARTNERSHIP

STAMFORD, CONN. and RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, November 4, 2019 – Following the historic Crown Jewel event in Riyadh, WWE (NYSE: WWE) and the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) have expanded their live event partnership through 2027 to include a second annual large-scale event. WWE and GEA also continue to work towards the completion of a media agreement in the MENA region.

This long-term partnership demonstrates WWE and GEA’s commitment to bring sports entertainment to the region and supports Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.



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PWInsider:

The WWE stock was down $2.80 (5%) today, based on stories floating around the internet about what may or may not have happened in Saudi Arabia. I would not be surprised in the least if WWE sent out the Saudi press release from earlier today as a way to calm the fears of nervous investors. The stock closed at $53.16.



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The announcement is so weird. Two shows a year until 2027 is the same deal they had two years ago. Nothing has changed. I guess they just had to prove that they weren't thinking about cancelling.

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So the nothing announcement yesterday was because the share price had started to drop. Vince had a meeting with the roster yesterday afternoon and basically blamed them for all of this. It was a mechanical issue, and their hysterical tweeting caused all the concern. At least Vince is nice enough to gaslight them to their faces. I've been there before. The boss tells you everything is fine, and anything else you have heard is not true, Nd here is the truth. Three weeks later and everyone is out of a job. I pity he fools who buy this, if there are any, inside the company. I also suspect that workers will be prohibited from using social media for anything other than promotional purposes soon.

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Kriss wrote: So the nothing announcement yesterday was because the share price had started to drop. Vince had a meeting with the roster yesterday afternoon and basically blamed them for all of this. It was a mechanical issue, and their hysterical tweeting caused all the concern. At least Vince is nice enough to gaslight them to their faces. I've been there before. The boss tells you everything is fine, and anything else you have heard is not true, Nd here is the truth. Three weeks later and everyone is out of a job. I pity he fools who buy this, if there are any, inside the company. I also suspect that workers will be prohibited from using social media for anything other than promotional purposes soon.
Maybe Vince shouldn't have left before the talent and maybe he should've kept them informed.  That's the least he could've done even if it was a mechanical issue, which we all know it wasn't.  Almost no one outside of Vince and the aircraft company are saying this was a mechanical issue, even those that are TRYING to downplay the incident and toe the company line.  Also, how does Vince blame the talent for tweeting when it was Hugo Savinovich that really started the shitstorm of rumors?  Maybe Vince should've just said, "Thank you and I'm sorry for your brutal travel week because I needed more blood money." 

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If I were one of the boys, I'd be most angry that WWE got Jimmy Hart out of there as quickly as they could, but I had to stay.

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Somebody gotta write the next Stand Back. Jimmy = Money.

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Kriss wrote: If I were one of the boys, I'd be most angry that WWE got Jimmy Hart out of there as quickly as they could, but I had to stay.
He just flew out with Lesnar, Hogan, and Flair.  The question is why they didn't try to fit more people on that plane, but we already know the answer.  They're assholes.



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srossi wrote: Kriss wrote: If I were one of the boys, I'd be most angry that WWE got Jimmy Hart out of there as quickly as they could, but I had to stay.
He just flew out with Lesnar, Hogan, and Flair.  The question is why they didn't try to fit more people on that plane, but we already know the answer.  They're assholes.


Lesnar had his own plane. He had left Saudi before the Flair Hogan match even started. That's how he and Heymsn made it to SD.

They all arrived together because Hogan's plane had a burst tire when they stopped to refuel in Iceland and they all were able to hitch a lift with Lesnar.

On the way back, Hogan, Flair and Hart were part of the 20 who were flown back earlier than the others. Vince was also on that plane. They were still delayed enough that they didn't make it back in time for SD.

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Im pretty sure that somewhere, some fucktard is blaming Trump.



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