WWE is the embodiment of "if a tree falls in the woods" to me, so I'm only responding because you tagged me.
I’d be lying if I said it saw it back in the CWC but I thought he was very special and should’ve been a focus of 205 Live very early into that division’s existence.My friend Troy has said Ali was World Championship material since he was in the Cruiserweight Classic and while I always agreed that he was underused, I didn’t think he was quite that good up until this angle. As crappy as it is, I didn’t see that Mustafa could be top guy in a major promotion was until I saw how fully committed he was to this crappy angle. Sort of like AJ Styles in early 2010s TNA .
(Cue @Laz turning into Anger from Inside Out
I've thought Ricochet was our generation's Rey Mysterio since like 2015/16. At this rate though, like Rey Mysterio, they probably won't book him with any respect until he's swollen gimpy gorilla.When Ali started using the cool lights costume he had, I knew that guy could be a Main Eventer if given the right material and used right. Same with richochet, but what do I know?
Also, there was a rumor going around today that an NXT talent was scheduled to get called up to Smackdown to be in the KO-Roman story and was in the script even when the show started. There’s rumor they were pulled, at least in part, due to their involvement in tonight’s card. The only one that I know has been involved with any of the people in the Smackdown in any capacity was Ciampa and I don’t see him getting slotted in versus Roman. I guess Finn too but can’t see that at the moment.
Finlay was asked if training the women was something he was assigned to do or something he took an interest in doing? He said, “I was assigned to the girls. I had to work with them doing bra and panties matches and lingerie matches, pillow fights, thanksgiving dinner matches, musical chairs. You know who I am. You know what makes me tick. This really is not in my wheelhouse. It’s not who I am. I did it and tried my best at it. The girls were doing good, I was getting embarrassed telling these girls how to strip each other off doing a sunset flip or whatever it may be. Eventually, I got the girls and sat most of them down and said, ‘I don’t know how you feel about this, but let me tell you how I feel about it.’
I told them I was embarrassed about how to talk to a girl on how to take her clothes off in a wrestling match. It was degrading to them, I thought. We all agreed and hugged and high fived. We made a plan and I said I’m going to teach you how to wrestle. That’s what we did. I got my wrist slapped and told this is not what we want. They said we don’t want girls wrestling like guys. We want them pulling hair, cat fighting and screaming and yelling, wardrobe malfunctions. Stubbornly, I just kept plugging on and teaching them how to wrestle. I would have the girl come to the ring and be in there for 4 or 5 hours a day to try to get this going and eventually it went more to wrestling than gimmick matches. That’s how it went. Then of course, for whatever reason, WWE decided they did want a women’s wrestling division and of course, it’s their idea, right?”
Yeah, I didn’t watch the show yet but I saw a write up of the show and while I was disappointed the Street Profits long title reign being ended ZigRoode, I was intrigued with Nakamura. They’ve been saying they are short on babyfaces and the fact he was so dominant in that gauntlet and what happened makes me very curious if he is getting rebuilt as an upper card face.what is even weirder is that in 2021, they pushed Nakamura to an apparent face turn.