AEW Year 2, Thread One

muzzington

Macho Business Donkey Wrestler
EZ Money would be my pick if Tony played EWR. I used him all the time I only just now found out what he looks like.
 

BUTT

Kreese
EZ Money would be my pick if Tony played EWR. I used him all the time I only just now found out what he looks like.
He was the real highlight of the last three weeks of WCW. I would mark for this comeback, I just hope he leaves the gartered tights behind.
 

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes
As others have pointed out, AEW has put these individuals to better use. They aren’t just going over all the new talent making them look like indie geeks.

I’m not sure if I want to watch 2021 Kurt but he’s been very clear his final WWE run was nowhere close to how he wanted to go out. That makes it seem very likely to me, if not this guy tomorrow, he will be in AEW within a few years. As great as Kurt was, he was in TNA longer than he was in WWE the first time. I think the weird GM run equaled things out but I don’t see him as a through and through WWE guy as I did someone along the lines of Paul Wight.

If he can go out on his terms and no one gets hurt, more power to them. I don’t think Khan would put the top belt on Angle but a handful of feature matches and having him in the mix of helping the guys behind the scenes would not be a bad pickup.
 

King Kamala

Integral Poster
I get that 2019 retirement run sucked egg but Kurt Angle going from washed but still capable to totally gimpy gorilla sometime around 2017 has nothing to do with WWE's weak creative. I think only thing you can do with Angle in ring wise is masking him in tags and multiman matches like they're doing with Sting.

That being said, this hinting is way too obvious and it makes me think this is some sort of MacGuffin.
 

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes
clearly setting up the first of many Paul Wight heel turn so he can insert himself into the exploding barbed wire match and win to begin his 18 month title reign where when he drops it it will only be for an hour when his alliance with marko stunt helps him regain it at end of the same show
 

King Kamala

Integral Poster
Per its Wikipedia entry;

In fiction, a MacGuffin (sometimes McGuffin) is an object, device, or event that is necessary to the plot and the motivation of the characters, but insignificant, unimportant, or irrelevant in itself.

Although now that I go back to Wikipedia page. I think "red herring" was the term that I was actually looking for.

I only majored in creative writing. Jfc. GD liberal arts education.
 

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes
That girl lies like a chicken. Such BS everyone knows Cena hasn't gone to Taco Bell in years of out protest of the Enchirito was taken off of the official menu.
 

Brocklock

Integral Poster
I get that 2019 retirement run sucked egg but Kurt Angle going from washed but still capable to totally gimpy gorilla sometime around 2017 has nothing to do with WWE's weak creative. I think only thing you can do with Angle in ring wise is masking him in tags and multiman matches like they're doing with Sting.

That being said, this hinting is way too obvious and it makes me think this is some sort of MacGuffin.
I was rewatching the mixed tag at WM 34 and the segments where him and HHH tried to wrestle a match like it was 2001 was really sad. He definitely wants to go like he could in his prime, but his body won't let him.

This might sound harsh, but outside of that Drew match on Raw, I think Angle is only slightly less washed up than 1994 Nikolai Volkoff. The guy was my favorite wrestler for a while, but he never had the self awareness to adjust his style as he aged. Like it's so hard to watch him do the Rolling Germans in the shape his neck is in. He hasn't added a new move or anything in like 15 years, but it can't be a good idea to do that move in the shape he is in.

And with his amateur skills, it would of been easy for him to transition to a more ground based style. His promos and comic timing seem like they've declined big as well. I remember Angle having a hard time trying to stay on script and remember his lines during his GM run as well. Hopefully I'm wrong and he gets the farewell run he deserves, but this just doesn't seem like a good idea to have him work anything other than 8 or 10 man tag multiman matches.

I'm hoping for Christian as the mystery man. Brock as well, but I would be absolutely stunned.
 

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes
I know your favorite wrestler comment was directed towards Angle but it was in such great proximity to the very valid Volkoff comparison that I’d like to go forward thinking as a young @Brocklock , as other kids were all about Hogan and Warrior, Little lock was repping Nikolai.
 

geniusMoment

Trailer Park Supervisor
Everyone is throwing their name out there:

 

King Kamala

Integral Poster

King Kamala

Integral Poster
Might just take Dustin agreeing to revive his electro shocked stuttering character in one of Sandler's Netflix movies.
 

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes
Another possibility of the Captain Insano trademark is the action figure line. The company making the AEW figures is run by the guy who created the Legends figure line during the WWE’s previous toy license in the early 2000s. The success of that line was a slight precursor to the DVD boom and those two really led to the plethora of legends and vintage merchandise we get now.

They've been talking about expanding their current line and probably doing a Legends line with all the guys in their fold or that WWE won’t touch for silly reasons. Captain Insano would be the best way to get a throwback Wight since WWE owned his old wrestling personas.
 

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes
You know, Vince was so gung-ho on his Mighty Mouse gimmick that it ruined a lot of PAC’s WWE run but the more I see him, especially if it was intended as a comedy character, John Silver would probably be the perfect worker for it. He‘s jacked but so short, even with a roster full of smaller guys. Some over the top character like that, especially played in a comedy spot and not a prominent role, seems like the next evolution for him, IMO.
 

Hoff

EVERYTHING
I am curious what the group here thinks of Christian being the surprise, and the relative level of "star power" he has. Christian lives in this weird space for me where when I look at everything he's done, mostly it's all been really good, but like, I don't have a lot of excitement over the guy. I'm just also disappointed it's an older guy; admittedly, it was never going to be like a top, current WWE star, but I was hoping maybe there was some indie/NJPW guy I was forgetting, or something. As it is, for me, the signing of Christian so quickly after the Big Show acquisition leaves that kind of Impact-y taste in my mouth where they would kind of gobble up anyone with a WWE pedigree. Don't necessarily love it. But if it brings more eyeballs to the show, it's a good thing.
 

909

909
Staff member
Impact would immediately bring released guys like Rikishi and Val Venis in and put them over the talent they built up for years, and then those guys would leave as soon as they were asked to do a job. I think that’s a key distinction here. They aren’t bringing in WWE scrubs. In the case of Christian they just brought in someone WWE wanted to use, who was just in the final four of the Rumble, etc. They just used WWE to build up someone they signed. WWE pulled a WCW with that one.

These guys just aren’t any random WWE guy. These are guys who were at the top. Big Show is barely going to wrestle so that’s not really anything at all. Christian on the other hand has a lot to give and is going to work hard. AEW’s roster is also extremely young and I feel like people don’t talk about this enough. During the PPV tonight I saw a fair amount of things I didn’t like from talent who are very green and inexperienced working at this level. They have to learn from someone. I noticed during the ladder match that most of them weren’t doing things to make the match cohesive. I’m not trying to be hyper critical but I noticed guys having to waste time moving the ladders for their own spots numerous times.

And as for NJPW guys, they have a deal with them and they’ll bring those guys in on talent exchange when people don’t have to quarantine anymore.


Now hopefully they never bring in Dolph Ziggler and never put him over all their guys or I’m gonna explode.
 
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