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The NWA, during its media event this morning at the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta,GA, announced their weekly TV series will be titled NWA POWER and will be streamed on all social media platforms starting Tuesday 10/8 at 6:05 PM as well as FITE.TV, making the content free for anyone who wishes to watch it.

The promotion also announced a return to PPV on Saturday 12/14.

The following press release was issued:

The National Wrestling Alliance is proud to announce…

NWA POWER is coming to you worldwide every Tuesday at 6:05pm ET starting on October 8th.


As unveiled today by NWA President Billy Corgan at the Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta…. this return to its roots for the National Wrestling Alliance with studio wrestling is being made widely available for all great wrestling fans at the same time around the world. You can watch this show with no restrictions, no paywalls. Watch with other NWA fans during the live premiere every Tuesday at 6:05pm Eastern.

http://www.facebook.com/NWA

http://www.youtube.com/NWA

And if you can’t watch the live premiere, the show will be available on-demand via those platform plus they will be made available on Fite.TV every Saturday Night.

Also announced today the National Wrestling Alliance returns to Atlanta on December 14tth with a live PPV event

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During the NWA tapings, several names got confirmed for 

Colt Cabana 
Mr Anderson(Mr Kennedy)
Aron Stevens (Damien Sandow)
Homicide
Eddie Kingston 
Trevor Murdoch
The Dawsons
Caleb Konley
Marti Belle
Thunder Rosa

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I am looking forward to this   

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I’m really looking forward to seeing this show.

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How big is the ring? Is that a 16 by 16? It looks bigger than 14 x 14 but perhaps too small to be 18 x 18.

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I hope that the wrestling doesn't suck. If it's solid, it's great for all of us.

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Superstar wrote: I hope that the wrestling doesn't suck. If it's solid, it's great for all of us.
There’s no reason why it shouldn’t at least be solid. Nick Aldis, James Storm, Colt Cabana, Willie Mack, etc. are all staples of the NWA. 

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Count me in as someone really looking forward to this..

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I really like this concept- taking it back to the true "old school days".

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The very first edition of NWA Powerrr will debut tonight at 6:05 PM EST on the NWA's YouTube and Facebook pages, featuring:

*NWA Champion Nick Aldis vs. Tim Storm.

*Eli Drake vs. Caleb Konley.

*Zane and Dave Dawson vs. Billy Buck & Sal Rinauro.

*Also appearing are NWA Tag Team Champions The Wildcards, NWA National Champion James Storm, Jocephus and more.

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bpickering wrote: The very first edition of NWA Powerrr will debut tonight at 6:05 PM EST on the NWA's YouTube and Facebook pages, featuring:

*NWA Champion Nick Aldis vs. Tim Storm.

*Eli Drake vs. Caleb Konley.

*Zane and Dave Dawson vs. Billy Buck & Sal Rinauro.

*Also appearing are NWA Tag Team Champions The Wildcards, NWA National Champion James Storm, Jocephus and more.

Is this also on FITE TV?  I thought I heard it was.

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srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: The very first edition of NWA Powerrr will debut tonight at 6:05 PM EST on the NWA's YouTube and Facebook pages, featuring:

*NWA Champion Nick Aldis vs. Tim Storm.

*Eli Drake vs. Caleb Konley.

*Zane and Dave Dawson vs. Billy Buck & Sal Rinauro.

*Also appearing are NWA Tag Team Champions The Wildcards, NWA National Champion James Storm, Jocephus and more.

Is this also on FITE TV?  I thought I heard it was.

Not until Saturday Night. 

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So I just watched the premiere and I have to say I loved it.


Totally different than the other promotions. It has a very nostalgic feel to it.


And give it up to Billy for getting Dokken's "Into The Fire" to be the song that plays over the credits at the end. Nice touch.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aegl1dWAT_8

This was just posted. Watched the first 15 minutes. Have to say, the feel of the show (the set, the announcers, the lighting) is absolutely amazing. This looks really, really good.

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Absolutely amazing! Been waiting 30 years for this.

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The new season of Southpaw Championship Wrestling is much better now that they have added actual wrestling matches to the show.

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I doubt I’ll keep up with this because I can’t seem to watch anything consistently anymore but that’s probably the coolest fucking intro to show I’ve ever seen; Totally love it.

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Just watched the show. Damn. If this was the creative and production direction he was going to take TNA, they fucked up royally. I absolutely hated the way Championship Wrestling from Hollywood looked, sounded, and the Wrestling was not good either. I feel the exact opposite here. Corgan has a vision and Lagana can still write a decent storyline so I’m looking forward to this now. The look and feel of the program was just awesome, and Cornette was a great color man. I hope his enthusiasm continues. And I hope Corgan can bring in some more talent. I have no idea how much money any of them are making, but Nick Aldis and James Storm have to be making a decent living...or something is wrong with them health wise that has kept them out of WWE. Still have no idea why Storm didn’t stick with NXT.

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The Rock is a fan. Tweeted this to Jim Cornette:

Congrats Jim, the boys, crew etc. Stumbled across this show last night and enjoyed it. I grew up in territories and started my career at channel 5 in Memphis so I have a lot of love/respect for small scale, crowd tv shows. Cool vintage feel. Keep working hard boys. Rock

Nick Aldis tweeted back:

Thanks for checking out #nwapowerrr Rock. You inspired me as a kid and continue to do so with your incredible work ethic and class.

PS...you've done it all, but you've never challenged for the #tenpoundsofgold. If you wanna make that happen we are open for business. 👌😎

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tamalie wrote: How big is the ring? Is that a 16 by 16? It looks bigger than 14 x 14 but perhaps too small to be 18 x 18.
Just watched the first episode and it was so much like watching the old GCW/WCW shows from the Techwood Drive studio.

Only a couple of things missing:
1) The ring is too high. It needs to be knee-high like it was in the old days of GCW/WCW

2) They did a good job with the look of the ring ropes but they don't make the "whap-whap-whap" sound when the wrestlers hit them.

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Very interesting that former NWA champion Adam Pearce, who has worked for WWE for years now, also plugged NWA Powerrr on Twitter. I guess WWE doesn’t see them as competition.

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I liked it. Going in I expected to like the production for the nostalgia but I expected the wrestling to be a letdown, but the whole card performed well.

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Watched it tonight. Mixed feelings. They did a magnificent job of recreating the old studio show with the flags, the atmosphere, the set, even the graphics. That said, it was almost a parody. It is 2019 whether anyone likes it or not. To have ‘80s graphics and a cheesy “promotional consideration” advertisement for Austin Idol’s wrestling school made it seem like a comedy program.

The wrestling itself was fairly non-existant. All squash matches until the main event. I understand why people wanted to like it because of nostalgia, but these same people would’ve killed back in the day to see real matches on free TV and we get that now all the time. Going back to squash matches is not really the way to go. They buried Jocephus after James Storm told him to go back to his desk job and then beat him in seconds. Isn’t he supposed to be one of their top guys?

Tim Storm cut an excellent old school white meat babyface promo, which was the highlight of the show. The match with Aldis was basic but good. The booking was confusing as they had Storm hit a low blow out of desperation but it wasn’t a heel turn. Kinda destroyed that great babyface promo from minutes earlier. People would’ve hated if WWE did something that illogical. 

Everything presentation-wise was phenomenal. Commentary was great, AEW could learn a thing or two from their video packages to get you to care about guys you might not be familiar with, and the opening with “Into the Fire” popped me but I’m a sucker for ‘80 hair metal. I can see others laughing at it.

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I’m curious as to Sinclair’s thoughts on all of this; Billy’s NWA, AEW and MLW seem to be dominating the non E world and last I checked ROH hasn’t done a lot. rush is on top which could be interesting but the roster is looking kind of weak. I know in the past people have said Sinclair is happy but do they stay that way forever?

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Franchise wrote: I’m curious as to Sinclair’s thoughts on all of this; Billy’s NWA, AEW and MLW seem to be dominating the non E world and last I checked ROH hasn’t done a lot. rush is on top which could be interesting but the roster is looking kind of weak. I know in the past people have said Sinclair is happy but do they stay that way forever?
I've been wondering about ROH as well lately.  That MSG show seemed like their peak, and then the week after they were completely forgotten.  They are in a horrible rut to the point that almost no one ever talks about them, good or bad.  They desperately need a shake-up.  AEW is going to seriously cut into their base, and Impact, MLW, and the NWA are all in vastly better positions right this second than they were even 2 months ago.  ROH is just...there.

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srossi wrote: Franchise wrote: I’m curious as to Sinclair’s thoughts on all of this; Billy’s NWA, AEW and MLW seem to be dominating the non E world and last I checked ROH hasn’t done a lot. rush is on top which could be interesting but the roster is looking kind of weak. I know in the past people have said Sinclair is happy but do they stay that way forever?
I've been wondering about ROH as well lately.  That MSG show seemed like their peak, and then the week after they were completely forgotten.  They are in a horrible rut to the point that almost no one ever talks about them, good or bad.  They desperately need a shake-up.  AEW is going to seriously cut into their base, and Impact, MLW, and the NWA are all in vastly better positions right this second than they were even 2 months ago.  ROH is just...there.
I’ve watched a few recent ROH tv shows and was really disappointed. I think out of all the current organizations, they offer the very least. 

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As fun as the NWA show was... where are they making money? They had a couple of promos for reduced DVDs, and I can't work out if that Austin Idol advert was legit or not. The old studio wrestling shows were made to sell tickets to the weekly live events, but this show didn't have any tickets to sell.

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Kriss wrote: As fun as the NWA show was... where are they making money? They had a couple of promos for reduced DVDs, and I can't work out if that Austin Idol advert was legit or not. The old studio wrestling shows were made to sell tickets to the weekly live events, but this show didn't have any tickets to sell.
They did sell tickets for the TV taping and had a VIP Package. 

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Kriss wrote: As fun as the NWA show was... where are they making money? They had a couple of promos for reduced DVDs, and I can't work out if that Austin Idol advert was legit or not. The old studio wrestling shows were made to sell tickets to the weekly live events, but this show didn't have any tickets to sell.That Austin Idol spot was ridiculous. I was wondering the same thing about the live events but I’m assuming something is in the works. I would love to see 4 to 6 PPV type big events each year on FITE. I’m really hoping the NWA is successful this time around. 

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Vintage Wrestling wrote: Kriss wrote: As fun as the NWA show was... where are they making money? They had a couple of promos for reduced DVDs, and I can't work out if that Austin Idol advert was legit or not. The old studio wrestling shows were made to sell tickets to the weekly live events, but this show didn't have any tickets to sell.That Austin Idol spot was ridiculous. I was wondering the same thing about the live events but I’m assuming something is in the works. I would love to see 4 to 6 PPV type big events each year on FITE. I’m really hoping the NWA is successful this time around. 
Think they have a PPV in December 

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I enjoyed the show. Best thing I can say is I'll watch the next episode.

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I did a bit of checking using "whois" and found the domain was registered in Feb of 2019. If you visit the site, (http://universalwrestlingcollege.com/index.htm) it's straight out of the late 1990's in its construction and look. The address is apparently legit as it's displayed on Google Maps.

Either it's legit or a rib that Andy Kaufman and Sasha Baron Cohen would admire. I honestly hope it's the latter.

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Just watched week 2

Still enjoying this. Aldis has a lot of potential.

Feels like they are trying to make it episodic tv ala mid-south.

Have work to do. But I like what they are trying.

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They need to cut out the bizarre comedy. It comes off as too much of a parody at times, very close to Southpaw, as I said last week. The Austin Idol and Tony Falk stuff is just way off brand for what they are trying to do. Marquez' facials were appalling when he was interviewing Sandow (or whatever his name is now). Marquez was smirking like he was in on the whole joke, but the announcers and interviewers need to be 100% serious or it doesn't work. Sandow's interview was horrible in and of itself, and he got the reaction of a very polite comedy club. He didn't look like a wrestler, and he didn't make me want to see him fight anyone. A complete fail of a segment. I had to laugh at Cornette trying to sorta kinda put over Colt Cabana. Cabana's comedy style isn't too far removed from Orange Cassidy, who is Cornette's current Enemy No. 1.

Apart from that, there was some really good stuff on the show. The wrestling is all good, although it could do with a slightly more modern camera angle. I like that the crowd pretty much play their role perfectly (that opening interview aside). I like the feeling that everything isn't all planned out and scripted, you need a little bit of chaos in wrestling. They are doing a great job with Nick Aldis, and to a lesser extent James Storm and Eli Drake.

There's not a chance I will be paying for the NWA PPV, though.

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Just watched the first episode. I really liked it. Didn't love it but if my choice was that or today's WWE, I would rather watch the NWA. Aldis is a good person to carry the title. I still haven't AEW. I will try to catch it in the next couple of days. Just glad there is some competition to the WWE even if it is on a small scale.

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Thought #2 was fine. Production values are really fantastic for what they are trying to do. They’ve put together a good roster of established and unknown talent. Watching 4 squash matches a week and 1 main event that comes across like a WWE Main Event match is just really tough to hook 99.9% of fans today though. The parody stuff doesn’t make sense to me and shows you what a hypocrite Cornette is.  The ongoing angle that has dominated the first two weeks with Aldis and Camille having an issue with questions from Joe Galli is just not interesting and even in 1986 wouldn’t have been.  Also, if you’re going for something old school that’s completely family-friendly in every other way, why have guys say “asshole”, “fuck”, and “mother f’n” on the show (the first 2 bleeped, the 3rd not)?  How does that fit the brand?  It’s anti-edgy in every way and then uses language WWE wouldn’t allow. I like alternatives and this is definitely an alternative to anything else being presented today, but that’s the best I can say about this.  I don’t think there will ever be an episode that makes someone say, “I can’t miss this one.”

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Watching episode 2 now. I can't miss this one.

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This week wasn’t as good as last week. I really don’t understand the need to have the Tony Falk and Austin Idol commercials. Those are super fucking stupid. I kinda enjoy the squash matches. Always did back in the 80’s. I would honestly rather watch a squash match over some guys flipping and flopping and catching each other after previously kicking out of the 7th finishing move of the match.

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The Episode that the R&R Express win the titles is one I can't miss.

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On last night's episode of NWA Powerrr, it was announced the National Wrestling Alliance will return to PPV on Saturday 12/14 with "Into The Fire", an event titled after their series' theme song, which is performed by legendary heavy metal band Dokken.

The show will broadcast at 6:05 PM Eastern from the GSB Studios in Atlanta, GA, the home of the NWA's studio series.

The NWA will then tape TV on 12/15 and 12/16.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday. For more details, click here.

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I wouldn't pay for a PPV even though I like the TV shows. Then again, I won't pay for WWE's product now either.

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They're running the PPV from the TV studio? That's dumb. TV wrestling was a small part of a much bigger whole back in the day, and you get to see some stuff from the arenas every now and again to remind you what you were missing if you didn't go to the weekly shows. The entire NWA universe can't just be one TV studio.

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Kriss wrote: They're running the PPV from the TV studio? That's dumb. TV wrestling was a small part of a much bigger whole back in the day, and you get to see some stuff from the arenas every now and again to remind you what you were missing if you didn't go to the weekly shows. The entire NWA universe can't just be one TV studio.Yeah that would be dumb. I really hope this isn’t the case. 

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I think a studio tv show is cool but I think the PPV’s should be in an arena or auditorium.

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I can't find any other mention of a location for the PPV other than it will be in Atlanta. They are selling tickets, so I don't think they are going to hold it in the studio.

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That’s good, even the smallest of venues if dressed properly would be cool.

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Come join us for "Into the Fire" a National Wrestling Alliance PPV Event on 12/14/19 at the GPB Studios in Atlanta,GA.
About this Event
PPV VIP is $150 and will include the following:

Early entry and best choice of seats in the studio

"Into the Fire" commemorative PPV poster

GPB Studio C tour with NWA President Billy Corgan & NWA Vice President David Lagana prior to the PPV

Group photo on set with Billy Corgan prior to the PPV(all VIP ticket holders will be in this photo with Billy; no indiviual pictures will be allowed)

20 minute Q&A,in studio, with Billy Corgan prior to the PPV

This ticket will be limited to 20 people to allow the best possible experience for those that purchase it

PPV GA is $30 and will include the following:

Guaranteed admission into the PPV

Multi Day GA ticket is $75 and will include the following:

Guaranteed admission into the "Into the Fire" PPV on 12/14, Night 1 of tapings on 12/15 & Night 2 of tapings on 12/16.

This ticket will be limited to 50 people.

Doors will open first to the VIP ticket holders at approximately 4:45pm. GA ticket holders will be allowed to choose their seats at approximately 5:35pm; once the VIP experience has commenced. All seats are on a first come, first serve basis.

PPV will have a belltime of 6:05pm. PPV will run until approximately 9:30pm.

All attendees must have a ticket, regardless of age, due to the size of the studio.

When purchasing a ticket please be sure to enter your correct and current email address as a parking pass/parking instructions will be emailed to you as it gets closer to the show date.

This event is no refunds or exchanges. Schedule of events is subject to change.


Date And Time
Sat, December 14, 2019

6:05 PM – 9:30 PM EST

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Location
Georgia Public Broadcasting

260 14th Street Northwest

Atlanta, GA 30318

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WOW. From 38,622 at Cominsky Park in 1962 to 222 in a Georgia TV studio. You still got it (clapclapclap), NWA.


Also... $150 and you can't get an individual picture taken with Billy Corgan? There are max 20 VIP tickets, but someone decided that 20 pictures is too much?

Where's the Super VIP level? Jimmy Valiant will give you a glass bottomed boat. No individual boats available, only a group experience.

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Earlier today, the National Wrestling Alliance put tickets on sale to our email subscribers for our return to Atlanta, GA on December 14th-16th. If you’re not on the email list, please sign up now as this is the first place all tickets and offers go for our fans. Sign up here

Within 3 hours, NWA “Into the Fire” PPV event sold out all of the live-event tickets. The only way you can be a part of this event on December 14th is on PPV through FiteTV. The event will be added soon to the Fite calendar but for now you can follow the NWA on their and also watch #NWAPowerrr as well. Click here to follow the NWA on Fite!

We still have limited tickets available for December 15th and 16th for the next episodes of NWA Powerrr. The show has caught fire over the last ten days and the success is fueled by all of your passion for the National Wrestling Alliance. We’d love everyone to be a part of the live audience for these next set of shows. Seats Once these tickets are gone… they’re gone.

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Wow. This is fucking stupid. I wasn’t expectIng massive arena shows, but this is disappointing. Perhaps they were gauging interest for future bigger shows by seeing how many people emailed for tickets to the first PPV. That’s the only logical explanation. Doubt it though.

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Vintage Wrestling wrote: Wow. This is fucking stupid. I wasn’t expectIng massive arena shows, but this is disappointing. Perhaps they were gauging interest for future bigger shows by seeing how many people emailed for tickets to the first PPV. That’s the only logical explanation. Doubt it though.Not really that stupid to be honest.  Think of it like this - Corgan has paid every penny out of pocket on this venture, with very little influx of cash.  He doesn’t have a deep roster, it’s in fact a little less than the size of the ECW roster when they relaunched in 2006 under WWE.  And knowing how much money TNA was losing each week at launch, and how hard they struggled for all but two years of their existence - and Billy was there when it was really bad - I really can’t blame him.  I hope within a couple of years he can at least be like Memphis and maybe once per month run a larger “Mid South Coliseum” style arena.  The most important thing is to build up from the bottom, instead of top down.  Then he could be successful here.

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I agree.  The NWA is gaining traction for the first time in decades.  They've aired 2 episodes of a well-received show.  They have a PPV to build to now.  They're not selling out MetLife Stadium with it no matter what they do.  Let them take it slow and build interest online, put on a PPV show with the type of atmosphere that the fans seem to like in the studio, basically put up no extra money at all and take no extra risk, and let the fans demand something bigger down the line if this goes well.  Then you're putting something together from a position of strength instead of desperation.  They might even ensure that they will put some money in their pockets since it should only take a few buys to cover their costs.  God forbid!  That's something the NWA hasn't done since maybe 1992.

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I understand the financial aspect of it. This was supposed to be a traditional revival. A PPV from a studio is not traditional. A build up to a bigger show in front of more people would be nice to see with a more professional look. Doesn’t need to be 15000 people, just something bigger. Something the size of where NXT tapes would be nice.

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Vintage Wrestling wrote: I understand the financial aspect of it. This was supposed to be a traditional revival. A PPV from a studio is not traditional. A build up to a bigger show in front of more people would be nice to see with a more professional look. Doesn’t need to be 15000 people, just something bigger. Something the size of where NXT tapes would be nice.

Even Center Stage would be better than this. With the weird fake adverts and David Marquez, it's really easy to see this as a parody and not an homage.

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Someone trolled the NWA YouTube page's announcement of the sell out, and they replied that 240 tickets were sold.

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Another ok episode. The Arron Stevens actor dude stuff is hokey. Needs to go. I can handle a little old school goofy with the Jocephus fellow. But the other guy was not good.

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This was easily the worst of the 3 episodes. The “commercials” were really bizarre this week and take away so much from the show. There was a LOT of unfunny comedy this time around. And the matches were just completely blah. This thing is losing steam. They need to air a good match eventually, don’t they?  That main event was so bad when the two fat jobber-looking brothers cleanly pinned Tim Storm in about 4 minutes. What was the point?  The show was also less than 45 minutes this week. As someone who keeps screaming about other shows being too long, this one desperately could use another few minutes of action. 

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srossi wrote: This was easily the worst of the 3 episodes. The “commercials” were really bizarre this week and take away so much from the show. There was a LOT of unfunny comedy this time around. And the matches were just completely blah. This thing is losing steam. They need to air a good match eventually, don’t they?  That main event was so bad when the two fat jobber-looking brothers cleanly pinned Tim Storm in about 4 minutes. What was the point?  The show was also less than 45 minutes this week. As someone who keeps screaming about other shows being too long, this one desperately could use another few minutes of action. 

They are making some basic, basic mistakes. Is Nick Aldis feuding with Joe Galli? That's a mistake that was never made back in the day. Wrestlers shouldn't have feuds with non-wrestlers because there's no pay-off, no match. I think the idea was that Tim Storm, as a former world champion, was passing the torch in his last match. I guess it mike work if you ever took Storm seriously.

Not to post any spoilers, but the audience will probably stay until a particular match that is coming up. After that, we'll see if they have any substance behind the gimmicks.

Eddie Kingston was fantastic, as always. He deserves better. I think he might make a good heel commentator one day.

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Kriss wrote: srossi wrote: This was easily the worst of the 3 episodes. The “commercials” were really bizarre this week and take away so much from the show. There was a LOT of unfunny comedy this time around. And the matches were just completely blah. This thing is losing steam. They need to air a good match eventually, don’t they?  That main event was so bad when the two fat jobber-looking brothers cleanly pinned Tim Storm in about 4 minutes. What was the point?  The show was also less than 45 minutes this week. As someone who keeps screaming about other shows being too long, this one desperately could use another few minutes of action. 

They are making some basic, basic mistakes. Is Nick Aldis feuding with Joe Galli? That's a mistake that was never made back in the day. Wrestlers shouldn't have feuds with non-wrestlers because there's no pay-off, no match. I think the idea was that Tim Storm, as a former world champion, was passing the torch in his last match. I guess it mike work if you ever took Storm seriously.


In no way shape or form should THAT have been Tim Storm's last match, or that guy be the one that he passes the torch to (as if he has a torch to pass).  I didn't see it as that at all, I'm actually expecting a heel turn.  It's just not being handled well.  I never got the sense that he was actually retiring, he just has been teasing retirement for about a year now.  He's always teasing retirement.

As for Aldis-Galli, I am beyond baffled what they're even feuding about, much less why the champion is feuding with a commentator who looks like he's 15.  Galli is harassing a woman who clearly doesn't want to talk to him, but he's the babyface?  And is Aldis even a heel or not, because he acts like a face at least 50% of the time.  I know they're going for the classy champ gimmick like Flair, but Flair was ALWAYS a heel even when occasionally putting over the company, the Crockets, and some of the babyface talent.  He made those promos work.  Aldis, I have no idea what he is or what the point of any of his promos are, even though he's fine on the mic.  That's a booking problem. 

If WWE was this unclear, they'd be crucified.  But I guess Cornette thinks this is...good?

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They should have Aldis watch Flair if that is what they're going for. When Flair was on Memphis TV back in the day, he did this great promo, putting over the city of Memphis and how great the fans are, then completely heels them by saying he was surprised, because the South is a shithole full of rednecks. By the end of the show, he's had two matches with Lawler, Lawler thinks he should be the world champion now, and you'd better fucking but a ticket for Monday night.

Aldis is feuding with an announcer, and his next challenger is.... someone. I don't think anyone has directly challenged either Aldis or Storm for their titles. Eli Drake and Colt Cabana vaguely challenged both of them, but then they formed tag teams.

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I’m losing interest really fast. The fake commercials are completely stupid and pointless. I was really hoping for more substance than this. Taping 2 months of shows at a time really isn’t helping either. Lots of fakey stagey hokey set up moves also. I’m expecting the same from AEW tonight. I really do think Tim Storm should be a heel and Josephus should be gone.

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Getting this announcer involved and seemingly making him the heel when Aldis should be is puzzling. Even the studio fans were loudly ripping the announcer which actually was kind of humorous.I like the idea of turning Tim Storm heel. The fans love him but who are you going to turn him against ? Maybe make the announcer a heel manager and have him turn Storm ? I thought this episode was by far the weakest. I do like the former Damien Sandow. Is it just me or is Colt Cabana doing his best to make his matches into comedy skits ?

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I love this show for presentation value and it's great to hear Jim Cornette on color commentary again. But the lead announcer blows dogs for quarters and the guy from Championship Wrestling from Hollywood that does the interviews sucks even worse. And the in ring product has gone down from week one to now. It's a shame, I think Billy has something here, but his execution is weak right now. I'm thinking it has to do with the bare bones roster along with poor scripting of the same roster. Some of this shit would work in WWE where it would be a very small part of a 3 hour show...but when you have a roster that's shorter than an NBA teams bench, and you throw this shit into the hour, it backfires horribly. I'm worried that this will run it's course sooner rather than later. When you announce a PPV, then put that show together, it really makes you look like nobody should buy your PPV.

As far as AEW goes, they actually DO need to tell some stories. At the minimum, let the guys that really can talk get on the mic. I'm sure that's the true problem, they just don't trust some of these guys on live TV with a mic. But in those cases, do the pretapes backstage and make it look like they were being interviewed on the way to the ring.

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Superstar wrote: I love this show for presentation value and it's great to hear Jim Cornette on color commentary again. But the lead announcer blows dogs for quarters and the guy from Championship Wrestling from Hollywood that does the interviews sucks even worse. And the in ring product has gone down from week one to now. It's a shame, I think Billy has something here, but his execution is weak right now. I'm thinking it has to do with the bare bones roster along with poor scripting of the same roster. Some of this shit would work in WWE where it would be a very small part of a 3 hour show...but when you have a roster that's shorter than an NBA teams bench, and you throw this shit into the hour, it backfires horribly. I'm worried that this will run it's course sooner rather than later. When you announce a PPV, then put that show together, it really makes you look like nobody should buy your PPV.

As far as AEW goes, they actually DO need to tell some stories. At the minimum, let the guys that really can talk get on the mic. I'm sure that's the true problem, they just don't trust some of these guys on live TV with a mic. But in those cases, do the pretapes backstage and make it look like they were being interviewed on the way to the ring.

Agreed on all points. 

For AEW, that promo Jericho cut introducing his team was awesome, but there was no follow-up.  I'd like to hear some of them speak now (except for Hager, who should never speak and just kick ass), or have some vignettes on them.  Sammy Guevara in particular.  Who is he and why should we care?  They can have Jericho involved to keep those segments moving and help out if Sammy gets lost.

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srossi wrote: Superstar wrote: I love this show for presentation value and it's great to hear Jim Cornette on color commentary again. But the lead announcer blows dogs for quarters and the guy from Championship Wrestling from Hollywood that does the interviews sucks even worse. And the in ring product has gone down from week one to now. It's a shame, I think Billy has something here, but his execution is weak right now. I'm thinking it has to do with the bare bones roster along with poor scripting of the same roster. Some of this shit would work in WWE where it would be a very small part of a 3 hour show...but when you have a roster that's shorter than an NBA teams bench, and you throw this shit into the hour, it backfires horribly. I'm worried that this will run it's course sooner rather than later. When you announce a PPV, then put that show together, it really makes you look like nobody should buy your PPV.

As far as AEW goes, they actually DO need to tell some stories. At the minimum, let the guys that really can talk get on the mic. I'm sure that's the true problem, they just don't trust some of these guys on live TV with a mic. But in those cases, do the pretapes backstage and make it look like they were being interviewed on the way to the ring.

Agreed on all points. 

For AEW, that promo Jericho cut introducing his team was awesome, but there was no follow-up.  I'd like to hear some of them speak now (except for Hager, who should never speak and just kick ass), or have some vignettes on them.  Sammy Guevara in particular.  Who is he and why should we care?  They can have Jericho involved to keep those segments moving and help out if Sammy gets lost.
Jake Hager should not say one word for at least a year, and when he does speak, it should be limited to a word here or there, the same way that they keep the mic out of Brock Lesnar's hands.  And Jericho should talk every single week.  You are spot on about Sammy Guevara too.  One thing I noticed - and don't like - is that too many of the AEW guys run around with their tongues wagging.  That's one thing about WWE that works...you have one guy with a gimmick, other guys don't use the same gimmick.  Guevara and the crazy eyes guy from LAX both were tongue wagging in the same interview segment! 

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I like Power and I don't mind the jobber matches but they need more substance. I really think Billy needs to add an additional competitive match to each episode on the next round of tapings. Do they have any time constraints? Is this airing on tv anywhere or just YouTube / Facebook? if not dropping another match in shouldn't be an issue.


Is there a specific reason as to why Dave Marquez is on the show or is it just as simple and Billy likes his work?


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Franchise wrote: Is there a specific reason as to why Dave Marquez is on the show or is it just as simple and Billy likes his work?

Dave Marquez has been involved with the NWA for so many years at this point, he's just always around.  And he's well-liked and is the President of Champonship Wrestling from Hollywood and Arizona and has lots of contacts, so he's not going anywhere.

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I'm still enjoying it. 3rd episode was the weakest but I'm not expecting to be blown away each week. I just like that it is about as close to what I enjoyed in my childhood as it will probably ever get.  There are some criticisms I have like any fan would of any show.  Doesn't matter.  It's an entertaining hour and that set is awesome for nostalgia.

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I agree Doc. I hate the commercials and a couple other things but they seem to be trying to build some old fashioned storylines and it has yet to become a total flip flop fest. I like one solid move ending matches. Even if they are squashes.

I concur that putting on a competitive match once a week is a good idea.

This week was relatively weak but still enjoyable for me.

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According to PWInsider, the debut episode of NWA Power got more than 500,000 views on YouTube, while the 3rd episode dropped to under 200,000 views.

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srossi wrote: According to PWInsider, the debut episode of NWA Power got more than 500,000 views on YouTube, while the 3rd episode dropped to under 200,000 views.
That doesn't surprise me honestly.
I see a niche appeal for NWA but I am a part of the target audience.  :)

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srossi wrote: According to PWInsider, the debut episode of NWA Power got more than 500,000 views on YouTube, while the 3rd episode dropped to under 200,000 views.

That's not some inside info, that's just the tally on the YouTube pages for the videos. These are total views since the video was posted, so it's natural that the older the show, the more views. Also, the show isnt amazing, so the downward trend is inevitable. Ep 2 is at about 290K for what it's worth.

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Kriss wrote: srossi wrote: According to PWInsider, the debut episode of NWA Power got more than 500,000 views on YouTube, while the 3rd episode dropped to under 200,000 views.

That's not some inside info, that's just the tally on the YouTube pages for the videos. These are total views since the video was posted, so it's natural that the older the show, the more views. Also, the show isnt amazing, so the downward trend is inevitable. Ep 2 is at about 290K for what it's worth.

It also shown on Facebook so its higher. 

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Austin Idol advertising a date rape drug on a weekly NWA YouTube series. I don't think I would have predicted that one in January.

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Kriss wrote: Austin Idol advertising a date rape drug on a weekly NWA YouTube series. I don't think I would have predicted that one in January.
Yeah, I totally thought "Date rape drug commercial?"  And it was called kayfabe.  I'm sure Jim Cornette is just fine with that though.  I look forward to the Killer Karl Kox commercial next week where the boys in the locker room call Bobo Brazil the n word and then when he walks in they all say "kayfabe" and then wink to the camera.  That's old school baby!

The show continues to devolve.  Last night they crammed about 8 matches into 50 minutes, including "competitive matches" that last 2 minutes each.  The main event was a 7-minute 6-man tag involving all their top talent.  7 minutes.  About 1 minute per person.  At what point will this old school wrestling show have, you know, like some wrestling?  Old school, new school, any school wrestling?

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This episode was kind of on par with episode 3. Meh. However with that being said,I still find it more watchable than Raw or Smackdown.That's just because I'm part of the demographic they are targeting. Also the thing with taping 9 episodes at a time IMO dosen't give them time to look at things to improve.Hell,it may take until the end of November to see the Rock and Roll Express NWA tag team win that happened the beginning of October.Maybe a ratings ploy ?Their roster is very thin and it's going to take some time to build interest.As far as the commercials go,they are a way over the top exaggeration of the silly commercials back in the day. I really don't find them entertaining either.

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I think taping ahead is good and bad. There are the spoilers and you can't immediately improve on things. But..... it also stops you second guessing yourself and angles are allowed to play out as intended somewhat. Writing shows shows weekly leaves to constant tinkering or dropping things with no resolution. I'm talking about WWE here of course. I think NXT had it right, taping 3 or 4 episodes at a time.

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Also from my old school perspective, the former Damien Sandow character seems out of place here. Too comedic but maybe they feel that they can use him to lure in the younger fans. Of course they could use him like GCW used Larry Latham back in the day. Instead of shouting OHHH during a match Stevens could just chant NOO!!! and the fans could mock it. Just kidding but seeing Stevens throwing the Noo!! tantrum after the match brought back the Latham memories.

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omg65 wrote: Also from my old school perspective, the former Damien Sandow character seems out of place here. Too comedic but maybe they feel that they can use him to lure in the younger fans. Of course they could use him like GCW used Larry Latham back in the day. Instead of shouting OHHH during a match Stevens could just chant NOO!!! and the fans could mock it. Just kidding but seeing Stevens throwing the Noo!! tantrum after the match brought back the Latham memories.
The "Nooo" thing after the match was longer than the match.  Pacing is a huge issue with this company. 

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srossi wrote: omg65 wrote: Also from my old school perspective, the former Damien Sandow character seems out of place here. Too comedic but maybe they feel that they can use him to lure in the younger fans. Of course they could use him like GCW used Larry Latham back in the day. Instead of shouting OHHH during a match Stevens could just chant NOO!!! and the fans could mock it. Just kidding but seeing Stevens throwing the Noo!! tantrum after the match brought back the Latham memories.
The "Nooo" thing after the match was longer than the match.  Pacing is a huge issue with this company. 

Totally agree. Wonder if that's a Marquez thing ? I noticed a majority of CWFH matches are kind of fast but not this extreme. If you do it right, 3 matches is really all you need when your shows run 45 minutes tops. A quick squash and 2 longer matches. I like to think they are in a learning curve right now and can iron it out. They can also get rid of those ridiculous "commercials" and clean up some of the comedy. After the commercials and promos, having 4 or 5 matches is way too much with the remaining time IMO. 

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I love the show for what it is and is the ONE wrestling program that I am going to try and not analyze and nit-pick over each week.


Listen, NWA and AEW have gotten me so interested in what they are doing that I have watched each show from start to finish every week so far.


I haven't watched four straight weeks of a wrestling program from start to finish since probably early 1999 when watching WWF and WCW. It is great that I have one show nowadays that has kept my interest this long, let alone 2...and, that debuted both in the same week.

It's great to be invested in something new and fresh again and I am just going to enjoy the ride while it lasts, which may be one more week, or a couple more years.

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carpetbeggar wrote: I love the show for what it is and is the ONE wrestling program that I am going to try and not analyze and nit-pick over each week.


Listen, NWA and AEW have gotten me so interested in what they are doing that I have watched each show from start to finish every week so far.


I haven't watched four straight weeks of a wrestling program from start to finish since probably early 1999 when watching WWF and WCW. It is great that I have one show nowadays that has kept my interest this long, let alone 2...and, that debuted both in the same week.

It's great to be invested in something new and fresh again and I am just going to enjoy the ride while it lasts, which may be one more week, or a couple more years.
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I love the old school look, but this show comes off equally as Indy as AEW.

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Vintage Wrestling wrote: I love the old school look, but this show comes off equally as Indy as AEW.

LOL. You nailed it. AEW looks just like every other indy that fills a 10,000 seat arena every week.

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Kriss wrote: Vintage Wrestling wrote: I love the old school look, but this show comes off equally as Indy as AEW.

LOL. You nailed it. AEW looks just like every other indy that fills a 10,000 seat arena every week.
Whether it’s 100 people or 10,000 people, both shows feel indy as fuck. The NWA show is like an 80’s throwback but with indy wrestlers and AEW is like a late era Monday Nitro but with Indy wrestlers. So yeah, I nailed it. LOL. 

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Kriss wrote: Vintage Wrestling wrote: I love the old school look, but this show comes off equally as Indy as AEW.

LOL. You nailed it. AEW looks just like every other indy that fills a 10,000 seat arena every week.
Glad you called that out. 
AEW definitely doesn't have an Indy feel to its presentation. I would like it to a corporate alt entertainment movement, but not by any stretch anything that could be termed independent to an entertainment observer, especially with all those seats filled.

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Some of matches are decidedly Indy but AEW presentation has been solid for most part. Need more interviews/character building for the unknown talent though.

Should do a weekly pretaped segment/profile/interview of a wrestler in a realistic fashion. Kind of like the nfl Sunday pregame shows.

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Quattro wrote: Some of matches are decidedly Indy but AEW presentation has been solid for most part. Need more interviews/character building for the unknown talent though.

Should do a weekly pretaped segment/profile/interview of a wrestler in a realistic fashion. Kind of like the nfl Sunday pregame shows.


There is a weekly interview/profile on AEW Dark.

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Kriss wrote: Quattro wrote: Some of matches are decidedly Indy but AEW presentation has been solid for most part. Need more interviews/character building for the unknown talent though.

Should do a weekly pretaped segment/profile/interview of a wrestler in a realistic fashion. Kind of like the nfl Sunday pregame shows.


There is a weekly interview/profile on AEW Dark.


2hrs a week isn’t enough time to fit in a profile? AEW doesn’t feel Indy to me in the least bit but I only have so many free hours to watch fake fighting and I have no interest in chasing programming. 

As far as indy feel; Powerrrrrrrrrrrrrr, ROH and MLW all do a good job of not looking t tiny. It’s not like watching a tristate or SMW show from the early 90’s. 

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AEW reminds me exactly of Nitro but in no way feels indy to me. Last week when Schiavone picked up Cody at the airport and they were driving in the limo to the arena, that was 100% WCW.

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Kriss wrote: Quattro wrote: Some of matches are decidedly Indy but AEW presentation has been solid for most part. Need more interviews/character building for the unknown talent though.

Should do a weekly pretaped segment/profile/interview of a wrestler in a realistic fashion. Kind of like the nfl Sunday pregame shows.


There is a weekly interview/profile on AEW Dark.
That needs to be on their main show.  I don’t even know where AEW Dark airs.  So the casual viewer has no clue.  They need to focus on building a company using one show.

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srossi wrote: AEW reminds me exactly of Nitro but in no way feels indy to me. Last week when Schiavone picked up Cody at the airport and they were driving in the limo to the arena, that was 100% WCW.The production and presentation are fine.  The Cody and Schiavone deal was a nice touch.  Liked that.
It is the talent that seems Indy. I know wrestling that I like is lost and gone forever, but all these skinny flip floppers are just meh.
After watching Power and these I really wish Aldis, James Storm and a couple of those guys were on this show.  Not that I agree with Cornette on everything but some guys that seem like grown damn men fake fighting.  Some of these guys are just not believable from a fighting perspective.  I will say this - That kid with Jericho has a lot of talent and can be a star.  He looks 15 but he has a heel arrogance vibe like a street punk Tully Blanchard.  Refine him a little and he can be something.  Some of these other guys are just playing wrestler.  That is the vibe I get.  
But please don’t mistake me, I have actually enjoyed their show, which is more than i can say for any WWE show in the last 20 years save for the CM Punk days. where I liked his stuff.

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Quattro wrote: Kriss wrote: Quattro wrote: Some of matches are decidedly Indy but AEW presentation has been solid for most part. Need more interviews/character building for the unknown talent though.

Should do a weekly pretaped segment/profile/interview of a wrestler in a realistic fashion. Kind of like the nfl Sunday pregame shows.


There is a weekly interview/profile on AEW Dark.
That needs to be on their main show.  I don’t even know where AEW Dark airs.  So the casual viewer has no clue.  They need to focus on building a company using one show.

Agreed.  AEW Dark seemed like an "extra" just to show dark matches, but is now being presented as an important secondary show with better matches than what airs on TNT sometimes.  Sorry, but no.  I'm not 15 and I don't have time for all this shit.  I'm not searching out YouTube videos.  I know they're catering to their audience and more kids watch YouTube than TV these days, but I'm not there yet and have enough on my plate.  The important character-building stuff should absolutely on on TV.  But I know I sound as ancient as Cornette when I shake my fist at stuff like this, it won't do any good.

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LOL. You guys take this shit way too seriously.

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Really enjoyed this weeks episode of Powerrrrrrrr; if they run an episode like this every couple of weeks than I can easily sit thru a few weeks of jobber only matches. They really packed this episode full of content, best one so far in my opinion.

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Franchise wrote: Really enjoyed this weeks episode of Powerrrrrrrr; if they run an episode like this every couple of weeks than I can easily sit thru a few weeks of jobber only matches. They really packed this episode full of content, best one so far in my opinion.
I just came here to write that it was a MUCH better episode than the last couple.  They pretended they were going off the air after the main event at around the 45 minute mark, then added the extra match to go 57 minutes or so.  That was a nice unexpected touch, and they can do whatever they want as far as time since they're not on real TV.  I still don't get The Dawsons at all as a pushed tag team since they definitely come across as a couple of 1980s jobbers from Continental or something, but whatever.  Cabana vs. Storm was a nice decent match.

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Not a fan of the Dawson’s either, they look like the love children of Hack Meyers and the batten twins.

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Franchise wrote: Not a fan of the Dawson’s either, they look like the love children of Hack Meyers and the batten twins.
Batten Twins was definitely the reference I was searching for with the Continental comment!  Couldn't think of their names.

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Good episode and none of those daft adverts. Well, they had Aldis advertising a video game, and because the ad was in the bizarre style of the previous weeks, I have no idea if the video game is real or not.

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Kriss wrote: Good episode and none of those daft adverts. Well, they had Aldis advertising a video game, and because the ad was in the bizarre style of the previous weeks, I have no idea if the video game is real or not.
There's no way that was real. I really wish they would stop doing that crap.  Especially to use their World champ in a campy '80s satire.  can you imagine the NWA using Flair that way?  But I suppose Cornette was fine with it.

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This episode was much better than the last 2 and on par with episode 2. The Daltons push seems like a direct result of a very thin roster IMO. Kind of feel like for now,that the NWA is shoving them down our throats. It was cool to see Thunder Rosa/Kobra Moon from Lucha Underground.The Aaron Stevens thing isn't doing it for me. Overall a very good show.Hoping the momentum continues.

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srossi wrote: Kriss wrote: Good episode and none of those daft adverts. Well, they had Aldis advertising a video game, and because the ad was in the bizarre style of the previous weeks, I have no idea if the video game is real or not.
There's no way that was real. I really wish they would stop doing that crap.  Especially to use their World champ in a campy '80s satire.  can you imagine the NWA using Flair that way?  But I suppose Cornette was fine with it.


I’m pretty sure that game is real 

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srossi wrote: Kriss wrote: Good episode and none of those daft adverts. Well, they had Aldis advertising a video game, and because the ad was in the bizarre style of the previous weeks, I have no idea if the video game is real or not.
There's no way that was real. I really wish they would stop doing that crap.  Especially to use their World champ in a campy '80s satire.  can you imagine the NWA using Flair that way?  But I suppose Cornette was fine with it.
Flair did commercials for Four Horsemen supplements, and Big Dusty did commercials for the cool crisp taste of Mella Yella and dropped a million dolla smile.  At least Dusty’s was a real commercial.  

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This is the problem. They started with Austin Idol's wrestling school, which could well be a real thing. Then Tony Falks's tire iron and waffle emporium, which is clearly not a real thing. Then they went to the absurd with a tonic that makes your hair invisible and a date rape drug. This week it's a video game, and how are we supposed to know of the video game is real or not? Even among us here at S&W, the intelligentsia wrestling fans, we can't agree if it's real or not.

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Kriss wrote: This is the problem. They started with Austin Idol's wrestling school, which could well be a real thing. Then Tony Falks's tire iron and waffle emporium, which is clearly not a real thing. Then they went to the absurd with a tonic that makes your hair invisible and a date rape drug. This week it's a video game, and how are we supposed to know of the video game is real or not? Even among us here at S&W, the intelligentsia wrestling fans, we can't agree if it's real or not.
It looked to me like some fake graphics combined with a real clip of an old '80s game featuring The Road Warriors.  I can't imagine that this is a real game in 2019 that they actually are hoping people buy. Either way, it made Aldis look like a goof. If they absolutely had to do it, do it with Cabana who already has a comedy gimmick.

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That game is very real and it tries to recreate both the visuals and gameplay from WWF Wrestlefest, an old arcade game with a cult following. It's been months since the game was advertised and it's going to be an oficial reléase on all major electronic computer devices. Yes, many dork kids today play and are into "retro" style videogames. It's a hip thing.

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The NWA is coming to RetroMania Wrestling!

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▪️ 3 new arenas: NWA 70, NWA Powerrr, and Austin Idol's Universal Wrestling College
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Melissa “Thunder Rosa” Cervantes, who has appeared for Ring of Honor and Lucha Underground in the past and is in the middle of a push on NWA Powerrr, made her MMA debut tonight, losing via decision in a 3 round fight against Nadine Mandiau for Combate Americas in San Antonio, Texas. Mandiau won via unanimous decision with a 30-27 score from all of the judges.

Cervantes went to the distance despite suffering a cut to her face right above her nose over the course of the fight.

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Overall, I like this product. Yes, there is some stupid shit but the overall presentation is decent. Not great. I like having real options now.

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On tonight’s Power, Billy Corgan promised an announcement soon about “expanding our programming”. Interested to see what that may be about.

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The answer everyone wants... Who was that masked man The Question Mark ?? : ) : )

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omg65 wrote: The answer everyone wants... Who was that masked man The Question Mark ?? : ) : )
Good old school gimmick with a good old school porn mustache popping through that mask. 

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The National Wrestling Alliance PPV and TV tapings next month in Atlanta, GA are completely sold out.

Former WWE star Melina will debut on next week's episode of NWA Powerrr.

The NWA Women's Championship will be defended for the first time ever in Alaska at the 12/7 WrestlePro event in Anchorage at the Sullivan Arena. I believe this would also be the first time a NWA title has been defended in The Last Frontier since a Lou Thesz NWA World title defense in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1957, so it's been over 60 years. For more details, visit http://www.WrestleProOnline.com.

Scheduled for next week's NWA Powerrr episode:

*Ken Anderson vs. Eli Drake.

*NWA National Champion Colt Cabana vs. Ricky Starks.

*Also appearing are NWA Champion Nick Aldis, Kamille, James Storm, Aron Rex, The Question Mark and more.\

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I liked this week. Still some goofy stuff that needs to go like the question mark and Aaron Stevens or whatever. But I do like the episodic build. They need to tighten that up somewhat...meaning the story telling aspect. You still don’t know who is a face or heel for the most part. But I think I kinda like that they are tying to setup some intrigue and anticipation even if it is not fully being realized.

And the wrestling has some bright spots even if it is designed to be a modern take on a squash. The Trevor Murdoch match I liked. They sold! And sold a basic body slam! As it should be. Watching AEW while typing this and the flip flopping and standing around waiting on the opponent to do their move is driving me nuts.

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On last week's #NWAPowerrr, NWA President William Patrick Corgan (aka Billy Corgan) teased an announcement that would open the envelope for talents to be a part of the National Wrestling Alliance.

Today, the National Wrestling Alliance and Lightning One announce a new series that will join NWA Powerrr and Ten Pounds Of Gold… The new show is called The Circle Squared.

This series will allow new talents an opportunity to put their money where their mouth is to get a chance to earn an NWA Talent contract. This competition show allows talents selected to step up to the circle of the podium to exhibit their talents on the microphone before stepping into the square of the ring to show their physical abilities in a wrestling match. The key to making the NWA roster and eventually NWA Powerrr will be in these talents ability to connect with the the live audience in Atlanta and the audience watching all over the world. The ultimate winner of The Circle Squared will earn an National Wrestling Alliance contract.

The first episodes of NWA’s The Circle Squared will be recorded over the weekend of December 14th-16th in Atlanta, GA at GPB Studios. There will NOT be an in-person open call for this show. Only those talents selected from email submissions will be invited to Atlanta. Those selected will be emailed next steps and more information.

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bpickering wrote: On last week's #NWAPowerrr, NWA President William Patrick Corgan (aka Billy Corgan) teased an announcement that would open the envelope for talents to be a part of the National Wrestling Alliance.

Today, the National Wrestling Alliance and Lightning One announce a new series that will join NWA Powerrr and Ten Pounds Of Gold… The new show is called The Circle Squared.

This series will allow new talents an opportunity to put their money where their mouth is to get a chance to earn an NWA Talent contract. This competition show allows talents selected to step up to the circle of the podium to exhibit their talents on the microphone before stepping into the square of the ring to show their physical abilities in a wrestling match. The key to making the NWA roster and eventually NWA Powerrr will be in these talents ability to connect with the the live audience in Atlanta and the audience watching all over the world. The ultimate winner of The Circle Squared will earn an National Wrestling Alliance contract.

The first episodes of NWA’s The Circle Squared will be recorded over the weekend of December 14th-16th in Atlanta, GA at GPB Studios. There will NOT be an in-person open call for this show. Only those talents selected from email submissions will be invited to Atlanta. Those selected will be emailed next steps and more information.

Eh, this is a major announcement along the lines of Dixie Carter.  With all the indy talent out there, almost all signed somewhere already, I'm not sure what kind of quality you can expect from a casting call of wrestlers looking to "prove themselves" to the NWA.

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That seems pretty weak, they should be waiting and watching to make a play on some of the E talent that may be hitting the open market.

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Franchise wrote: That seems pretty weak, they should be waiting and watching to make a play on some of the E talent that may be hitting the open market.
Eh, I don't know if that's what they need either.  I don't know if any of those guys are right for the NWA.  I think a guy like Simon Gotch might fit in well if they can poach him from MLW.  Someone of that type.  Technically proficient, not demanding a lot of money (obviously), and a little bit of a name that doesn't have the stench of recent WWE failure.  But everyone has some kind of contract these days.

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A talent show for wrestlers is a blatantly terrible idea. Bad (as in unskilled or untrained) wrestling is not entertaining in the slightest, the way bad singing might be, and due to the nature of wrestling, it's impossible to be this great talent that only your friends and family know about. There is also the great risk that someone could land on their head.

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Kriss wrote: A talent show for wrestlers is a blatantly terrible idea. Bad (as in unskilled or untrained) wrestling is not entertaining in the slightest, the way bad singing might be, and due to the nature of wrestling, it's impossible to be this great talent that only your friends and family know about. There is also the great risk that someone could land on their head.They used to call that "NXT".  At least, that was Vince's vision of it.

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srossi wrote: Franchise wrote: That seems pretty weak, they should be waiting and watching to make a play on some of the E talent that may be hitting the open market.
Eh, I don't know if that's what they need either.  I don't know if any of those guys are right for the NWA.  I think a guy like Simon Gotch might fit in well if they can poach him from MLW.  Someone of that type.  Technically proficient, not demanding a lot of money (obviously), and a little bit of a name that doesn't have the stench of recent WWE failure.  But everyone has some kind of contract these days.


There is a happy medium that can be found. 2-3 of the right talents could be a huge positive at least considering the flip being a backyarder with a thumb tack fetish. 

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Superstar wrote: Kriss wrote: A talent show for wrestlers is a blatantly terrible idea. Bad (as in unskilled or untrained) wrestling is not entertaining in the slightest, the way bad singing might be, and due to the nature of wrestling, it's impossible to be this great talent that only your friends and family know about. There is also the great risk that someone could land on their head.They used to call that "NXT".  At least, that was Vince's vision of it.


And it was mostly terrible. Especially after series 1

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Franchise wrote: srossi wrote: Franchise wrote: That seems pretty weak, they should be waiting and watching to make a play on some of the E talent that may be hitting the open market.
Eh, I don't know if that's what they need either.  I don't know if any of those guys are right for the NWA.  I think a guy like Simon Gotch might fit in well if they can poach him from MLW.  Someone of that type.  Technically proficient, not demanding a lot of money (obviously), and a little bit of a name that doesn't have the stench of recent WWE failure.  But everyone has some kind of contract these days.


There is a happy medium that can be found. 2-3 of the right talents could be a huge positive at least considering the flip being a backyarder with a thumb tack fetish. 

The NWA would dig up Lou Thesz just to kill him again if they could get Jon Moxley.

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Smart mark fans have taken over the old school show and are booing Starks and heartily cheering Question Mark even as he and Stevens are double teaming Starks. Kind of humorous.

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omg65 wrote: Smart mark fans have taken over the old school show and are booing Starks and heartily cheering Question Mark even as he and Stevens are double teaming Starks. Kind of humorous.
I thought Starks was a heel. He certainly should be. The NWA doesn’t make any of this very clear so it’s hard for the smarks to take over. 

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T;)his week's NWA Powerrr episode was temporarily pulled from YouTube after complaints over a line given by Jim Cornette on commentary, "“Trevor Murdoch, he's mad, bad, and dangerous to know. He's the only man I've ever known that can strap a bucket of fried chicken on his back and ride a motor scooter across Ethiopia. Trevor Murdoch can take care of himself.”

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bpickering wrote: Pwinsider.com 
T;)his week's NWA Powerrr episode was temporarily pulled from YouTube after complaints over a line given by Jim Cornette on commentary, "“Trevor Murdoch, he's mad, bad, and dangerous to know. He's the only man I've ever known that can strap a bucket of fried chicken on his back and ride a motor scooter across Ethiopia. Trevor Murdoch can take care of himself.”


Cornette's casual racism isn't the kind of throwback they're looking for.

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I can't wait to hear how Cornette attempts to defend this. To be such a liberal fan boy, he sure is a flaming racist.

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I'm fed up of people being called racist for every little off-color or tone-deaf remark. I doubt Cornette is one.  All he is is a 60-year old from Kentucky.  But when a super liberal like him, who spends as much time bashing Trump's racism as he does having a coronary over Joey Ryan matches, suffers fall-out from the PC Police, it's hard to feel bad for him. When are liberals going to learn that they're the only ones who are going to suffer from their own radical policies?

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bpickering wrote: Pwinsider.com 
T;)his week's NWA Powerrr episode was temporarily pulled from YouTube after complaints over a line given by Jim Cornette on commentary, "“Trevor Murdoch, he's mad, bad, and dangerous to know. He's the only man I've ever known that can strap a bucket of fried chicken on his back and ride a motor scooter across Ethiopia. Trevor Murdoch can take care of himself.”
That is a great fucking line.

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I guess I'll just stop watching now since the social justice warriors got their way.

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The Doc wrote: I guess I'll just stop watching now since the social justice warriors got their way.
Jim Cornette is a social justice warrior.  He's just not very good at it, apparently.

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The National Wrestling Alliance officially announced the following:

Effective immediately: Jim Cornette has resigned from the National Wrestling Alliance. As an announcer on the November 19th edition of NWA Power, Jim made remarks during a singles match between Nick Aldis and Trevor Murdoch that were both offensive and do not meet the high standards of decency and good faith of the National Wrestling Alliance.

To ensure that such an error can never happen again, we've established new procedures of review for all NWA programming going forward.

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srossi wrote: The Doc wrote: I guess I'll just stop watching now since the social justice warriors got their way.
Jim Cornette is a social justice warrior.  He's just not very good at it, apparently.

That is a very good point!  

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Superstar wrote: The National Wrestling Alliance officially announced the following:

Effective immediately: Jim Cornette has resigned from the National Wrestling Alliance. As an announcer on the November 19th edition of NWA Power, Jim made remarks during a singles match between Nick Aldis and Trevor Murdoch that were both offensive and do not meet the high standards of decency and good faith of the National Wrestling Alliance.

To ensure that such an error can never happen again, we've established new procedures of review for all NWA programming going forward.

We sincerely regret our failure in this regard.

Wow, he got fired over that.  Doesn't help that it came less than 2 weeks after the NWA had to apologize for his previous suicide remarks.  So does Cornette beg AEW for a job now?  I'd like to hear him call some Young Bucks matches.

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The show was taped on October 1st. They should fire the editors. And Joe Galli, since he was sitting right next to Cornette and didn't flag that he said something that might have been offensive. This could easily have been dealt with in the seven weeks since they taped the show.

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They posted this announcement on Facebook and hilarity is ensuing in the comments. Imagine the typical guy who is watching this show and his he is dealing with this. Then make it a million times worse.

My new all-time favorite Facebook comment is “This is bullshit! How is this racist? There are plenty of white people starving in Ethiopia too!”

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Is ACH gonna knife Cornette in the shower or can we keep Victor Quinones out of the booking sheet?

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I really enjoyed Jim’s commentary on the NWA show. If the NWA didn’t notice the comment 2 months ago and fix it, it really shows how pathetic of an organization they are running. I’m no longer watching Powerrrrrrrrr

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Some are saying he used that same exact line in 1995 with the WWF.

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I’ll check the tapes and get back to you

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srossi wrote: Some are saying he used that same exact line in 1995 with the WWF.
There's video of it all over twitter..and apparently he used it in the 80's too lol

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Married Jo wrote: srossi wrote: Some are saying he used that same exact line in 1995 with the WWF.
There's video of it all over twitter..and apparently he used it in the 80's too lol

Doesn't surprise me.  These lines get recycled all the time.  Even Heenan used the same ones for decades.  Funny that they are now offensive and no one blinked an eye back then.  

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srossi wrote: Married Jo wrote: srossi wrote: Some are saying he used that same exact line in 1995 with the WWF.
There's video of it all over twitter..and apparently he used it in the 80's too lol

Doesn't surprise me.  These lines get recycled all the time.  Even Heenan used the same ones for decades.  Funny that they are now offensive and no one blinked an eye back then.  


EDIT : Damn he got fired for that, i mean the joke is weird because fried chicken is more of black american thing, but is he implying it more on hunger level and murduch is tough because nobody wants to bother him ...i'm not sure but he deserves to be fired for making me think hard for what angle was he going with the punchline

I mean duh, in WWE you have Becky calling herself the Man, a gimmick that is laughable because Becky doesn't even look intimating to females let alone a Man but can get away with it in this era, because WWE won't book no man to smack daylights out of her.


Look at this match, no way it will be allowed in 2019....shoot with the amount of  different variation of female eyecandy we have now in WWE, you know how huge the ratings would be if we got more bra and panties matches but can't do it 

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krazykid18 wrote: EDIT : Damn he got fired for that, i mean the joke is weird because fried chicken is more of black american thing, but is he implying it more on hunger level and murduch is tough because nobody wants to bother him ...i'm not sure but he deserves to be fired for making me think hard for what angle was he going with the punchline

This crossed my mind as well. On a basic level, the joke just isn't funny. Maybe it was a subtle calling card to Vince.

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If Cornette's future commentary is dubbed over (which will be hard since you'll always be able to see him in that tiny studio), then the last match he will ever call for the NWA was some God-awful comedy bullshit that wasn't really comedy where The Question Mark stumbles around the ring like a drunk and hits these weak-ass "karate chops" which everyone sells for real.  And this is OK but if The Question Mark was an 8-year old girl it would be the biggest disgrace to wrestling ever, even though the girl would certainly hit harder.  You know what, fuck Jim Cornette and the NWA.  Last night's show kind of sealed it in multiple ways.  The whole situation is becoming a trainwreck.  The NWA can't figure out if they're Motley Crue or Steel Panther.  They're both horribly dated to the point of absurdity, but one is in on the joke and the other isn't.  The NWA tries to be both.

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I just can not believe that there wasn't at least one check of the recording prior to it's airing, which is apparently what the NWA told us indirectly. Any number of things could have been on it, including signs, words and/or actions by members of the audience that weren't noticed at the time the show was recorded. You would think at least 1 person would do this just to avoid any legal actions.

It's either that, or the person/people who did that found nothing wrong or offensive with Corny's comments, and he got hung out to dry when there was an outcry.

TBH until I read what was said I assumed this was all blowback from the comments Cornette made regarding Justin Roberts. It can be a hard lesson to learn but comments that wouldn't have caused any reaction 30+ years ago won't pass muster today. You could not get a show like "All In The Family" or a movie like "Blazing Saddles" made in today's PC compliant world.

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Cannot believe he got fired for that.

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Link to a tweet that has a video embedded with Corny making the same remark on a 1995 episode of Raw

https://twitter.com/Art0Donnell/status/1196967991776292869

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Jim Cornette tweeted:

Morning everybody! Heard any good jokes lately?

This coming Friday's Jim Cornette Experience (wherever you find your favorite podcasts) is liable to be a good one if you like hearing stupid people told what they can do with their stupidity.

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srossi wrote: Jim Cornette tweeted:

Morning everybody! Heard any good jokes lately?

This coming Friday's Jim Cornette Experience (wherever you find your favorite podcasts) is liable to be a good one if you like hearing stupid people told what they can do with their stupidity.
The funniest part of this tweet is that Corny doesn't know what day of the week his own podcast drops. The Experience drops on Thursday, not Friday, unless it's just this week or a new schedule. Corny always goes out of his way to defend the far left sjw pussies on his podcasts, and it's those same pussies who bring him down and get him fired. I love Jim, but he just doesn't get it.

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I think the high point of this episode was when Eli Drake lays out Ken Anderson and someone in the crowd says "Get Question Mark !" : )

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Heenan Fan wrote: srossi wrote: Jim Cornette tweeted:

Morning everybody! Heard any good jokes lately?

This coming Friday's Jim Cornette Experience (wherever you find your favorite podcasts) is liable to be a good one if you like hearing stupid people told what they can do with their stupidity.
The funniest part of this tweet is that Corny doesn't know what day of the week his own podcast drops. The Experience drops on Thursday, not Friday, unless it's just this week or a new schedule. Corny always goes out of his way to defend the far left sjw pussies on his podcasts, and it's those same pussies who bring him down and get him fired. I love Jim, but he just doesn't get it.

The Experience has been dropping on Fridays for a few weeks now.

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It dropped on Thursday last week, albeit late.

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So they basically didn’t have an episode this week. I don’t know if that was planned or if they’re re-editing shows but that was pretty lame. A bunch of video packages and an empty arena match. But they did announce Nick Aldis vs. James Storm for the PPV.

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srossi wrote: So they basically didn’t have an episode this week. I don’t know if that was planned or if they’re re-editing shows but that was pretty lame. A bunch of video packages and an empty arena match. But they did announce Nick Aldis vs. James Storm for the PPV.
Were they shilling the Momma Storm pins?

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Eli Drake interview from Hollywood was solid. Beyond that it was like 30 minutes of face paint girls mma adventure. WTH

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Drake Aldis and James storm need to go to AEW and add some better promos, wrestling and grownups to that promotion.

Bring Trevor and a treadmill and maybe those tag champs who need some work but have a decent look, much better than Dark Order BS.

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Vintage Wrestling wrote: srossi wrote: So they basically didn’t have an episode this week. I don’t know if that was planned or if they’re re-editing shows but that was pretty lame. A bunch of video packages and an empty arena match. But they did announce Nick Aldis vs. James Storm for the PPV.
Were they shilling the Momma Storm pins?

Of course.  Has one person bought that?  I don't even think Tim Storm would pay $14.99 for that shit.

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Last night I was at the Steel Panther concert and they played "Into the Fire" with Akira Takasaki, the lead guitarist from Loudness, and it was awesome.  That is all.

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srossi wrote: Last night I was at the Steel Panther concert because of course I was.  That is all....fixed

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Superstar wrote: srossi wrote: Last night I was at the Steel Panther concert because of course I was.  That is all....fixed

3 dozen half naked girls jumping out of the crowd on stage and grinding as the band plays "Party All Night (Fuck All Day") and you mock it?  Ghey.

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srossi wrote: Superstar wrote: srossi wrote: Last night I was at the Steel Panther concert because of course I was.  That is all....fixed

3 dozen half naked girls jumping out of the crowd on stage and grinding as the band plays "Party All Night (Fuck All Day") and you mock it?  Ghey.
For your sake, I hope that the half naked girls looked a lot less rough than the band does, brother! 

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Superstar wrote: srossi wrote: Superstar wrote: srossi wrote: Last night I was at the Steel Panther concert because of course I was.  That is all....fixed

3 dozen half naked girls jumping out of the crowd on stage and grinding as the band plays "Party All Night (Fuck All Day") and you mock it?  Ghey.
For your sake, I hope that the half naked girls looked a lot less rough than the band does, brother! 

A mixture.  Some smoking barely legal girls and...some of their grandmothers.  The band is supposed to look rough, that's part of the gimmick. 

Satchel: "Michael Starr is heavier than Vince Neil."
Michael: "That means I rock harder."
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Quattro wrote: Eli Drake interview from Hollywood was solid. Beyond that it was like 30 minutes of face paint girls mma adventure. WTH
They’re losing me fast. They’re in position to be having non-episodes yet. Next week they’re FINALLY airing the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express winning the NWA Tag titles and if Ricky Morton doesn’t hit a Canadian destroyer through 2 flaming tables, I’m fucking done.  

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srossi wrote: Quattro wrote: Eli Drake interview from Hollywood was solid. Beyond that it was like 30 minutes of face paint girls mma adventure. WTH
They’re losing me fast. They’re in position to be having non-episodes yet. Next week they’re FINALLY airing the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express winning the NWA Tag titles and if Ricky Morton doesn’t hit a Canadian destroyer through 2 flaming tables, I’m fucking done.  

The RnR Express are sold old that if they wait much longer, the title change episode will be a tribute show.

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srossi wrote: Last night I was at the Steel Panther concert and they played "Into the Fire" with Akira Takasaki, the lead guitarist from Loudness, and it was awesome.  That is all.
It’s on YouTube. Crank this up while watching Power. 
https://youtu.be/fco3hQanGvs

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Tonight’s episode of Power is the “season finale” and the last episode in the can with Cornette on commentary. The funny thing is their PPV isn’t until NEXT Friday, so they want people to buy it with no build for about 10 days. Brilliant.

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Replacing Jim Cornette at Into the Fire will be...Wade Barrett.

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Unfortunately, I loved the show at the beginning and it was fast becoming my favorite, but I am kinda done now between losing interest and Cornette gone.

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srossi wrote: srossi wrote: Last night I was at the Steel Panther concert and they played "Into the Fire" with Akira Takasaki, the lead guitarist from Loudness, and it was awesome.  That is all.
It’s on YouTube. Crank this up while watching Power. 
https://youtu.be/fco3hQanGvs

Is that your youtube channel? :)
Are you still somewhere out in Queens, like Astoria or something?

What time do you end up getting home and in bed during these mid week rock shows you go to?
I can do something like that if I don't have to work the next day. Maybe 25 years ago, but fucked if you will see me do it now if I have to work. It would have to be something pretty darn special.

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srossi wrote: Tonight’s episode of Power is the “season finale” and the last episode in the can with Cornette on commentary. The funny thing is their PPV isn’t until NEXT Friday, so they want people to buy it with no build for about 10 days. Brilliant.
Wrestling doesn’t have a season and if it did it wouldn’t have a 10 day break before a PPV. 

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I thought this show was decent. I really like the Storm and Aldis interviews. Seemed realistic, not in the ring, and not too long. AEW should take note. They need more of that to build angles.

However decent is still not great....this thing seems like it could be so much more. I hope after the PPV that it picks up. I will keep on for a few more weeks.



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