View single post by srossi
 Posted: Wed Oct 27th, 2021 08:25 pm
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It was fun while it lasted, but let's be very honest, AEW took their spot and there was nothing left for them. Since all that talent left in the AEW exodus, and with all top current indy talent appearing on Dark and trying to land there instead of ROH, ROH was left desperately pushing a bunch of dojo guys who had little talent, along with some stalwarts who have been there forever. The weekly show became painful to watch and the periodic PPVs were nothing special, barely surpassing WWE in terms of wrestling action at times and certainly not coming close to AEW or even Impact. The pandemic was the final blow, but that MSG show was the last hurrah as within weeks of that event, the company somehow seemed already dead.  I'm glad it's over (and I hope it really is) because this seems like pulling the plug on a beloved grandma who had been brain dead for 3 years.  I couldn't bear to watch it linger anymore.

Really the only question that remains is where do the Briscoe Bros, Jay Lethal, and Jonathan Gresham go?  That's what's left of their roster.  I imagine they all wind up in AEW because with NXT also dying, this is really bad timing for them to end up there being in their mid-30s.  Just 2 years ago, NXT would've made them competitive offers.

We actually have a mini-2001 all over again.  Then WCW and ECW simultaneously imploded and cleared the field.  Now it's ROH and NXT, which has essentially re-made the indy landscape.  I wonder if something can rise from those ashes because AEW can't take everyone, just like WWE couldn't 20 years ago, and there's going to be a ton of talent who ends up on the outside looking in in the next couple of years alone, some of which are just starting to make a name for themselves.

This thread was great before AA ruined it.