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Re: TWIW 2/25-3/3: BIG DAWG!!!
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2019, 04:50:25 AM »
EC3 was kind of amusing as a meme guy in NXT Season 3 back in the day, but I never saw anything in him either really. There's a lot of other guys that do what he does.

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« Reply #51 on: February 27, 2019, 06:39:49 AM »
Every girl I know who watches wrestling comments on how ugly he is.

Personally he’s not what I want in a wrestler. You can have the best body, and the best look (which he doesn’t) but if you can’t work, I don’t give a fuck.
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« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2019, 01:42:48 PM »
I get where people are coming from on EC3 but I think he is a bit better than getting credit for, especially for those mostly familiar with his WWE work.

I became a fan of his first from his quirky NXT Game Show days.  He isn't the best in the ring but he is capable enough, which isn't always enough in the current era with a ton of talent.  I feel he is a talent that makes the most of everything he is given, which is not something that can be said about everyone that gets a chance in WWE - though I am struggling to come up with someone like that on the current roster.

As a fan of his, I still recognize there are others deserving of more prominent spots but think he would be a good midcard champion up to occasional main event talent.  I guess what bothers me with his whole next WWE run was it seemed like a formality he went to NXT when he could've been a TV shot in the midcard with the scene that had in the US Title mix at the time.  He went and was in the background of NXT.  Then he got called up out of nowhere and fully recognizing his strengths are on the mic, they make him silent.  Now he is jobbing on the C-show to a guy they rushed to the main roster because they did some more knee jerk call-ups and making time for the season of part-timers.  Which is what it is but with this happening, he could've given some balance to NXT as well instead of jobbing on a show only shown in real time internationally.  With that being said, like Reine said, there is just too much talent signed now because guys like Keith Lee really haven't done anything of substance either.  I had kinda hoped Lee was going to turn heel on Matt Riddle during or after Takeover: Phoenix.

Maybe it is better that I can be spoiled these days where even when I am disappointed how they are utilizing a guy, while I may have my preferences there aren't many that come across like they shouldn't be there at all anymore.
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« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2019, 02:28:41 PM »

Still think Charlotte/Asuka built right would be a perfectly acceptable Mania title match so we still just get Becky/Rousey but it is what it is. Charlotte's role just seems muddled in the true money match there.

I think part of it is the legacy play; I think lots of people want Charlotte to be a part of the first WM Main Event. This build reminds me a little bit of Benoit-HHH and then how it eventually became Benoit-HBK-HHH.

I think the WWE trusts have a second wrestler with more than one year experience in a main event match too.


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« Reply #54 on: February 27, 2019, 04:19:18 PM »
Also, Ronda is gone soon, it's going to be Becky and Charlotte feuding on top after WM

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« Reply #55 on: February 28, 2019, 11:15:03 AM »
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After returning to Raw on Monday and announcing that his leukemia is in remission, Roman Reigns is being advertised for a match at Fastlane.

The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio is advertising Reigns & Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre & Bobby Lashley in a two-on-three handicap match for Fastlane. The pay-per-view is taking place at the Quicken Loans Arena on March 10.

WWE has yet to officially announce the match. It being advertised doesn't necessarily guarantee that the match will happen, or that it will happen in that two-on-three form.

Reigns also made a second appearance on this week's Raw after announcing that he's in remission. He and Rollins saved Dean Ambrose from Corbin, McIntyre, Lashley, and Elias, and Reigns hit Superman punches on Lashley and McIntyre and gave McIntyre a spear.

The segment ended with the three Shield members looking at each other, with Reigns and Rollins on the stage and Ambrose in the ring.

Reigns is scheduled to be a regular on WWE television going forward.

So the match isn't announced yet but Roman is back basically.

Also an oral history of the NATION https://www.wwe.com/article/by-any-means-necessary-an-oral-history-of-the-nation-of-domination

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Re: TWIW 2/25-3/3: BIG DAWG!!!
« Reply #56 on: February 28, 2019, 12:20:23 PM »
If only Roman and Seth had someone else to team with...
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« Reply #57 on: February 28, 2019, 01:26:24 PM »
Yeah, Kurt Angle is right there.

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« Reply #58 on: February 28, 2019, 01:49:29 PM »
I know it won't happen but there's a part of me that hopes that, as a one off, they can do a Shield match where The Rock is in Shield gear. Set up some kind of "you don't have a third partner" scenario and boom, blow the roof off the place. I don't care if he only takes three bumps, just do it.
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« Reply #59 on: February 28, 2019, 02:02:40 PM »
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« Reply #60 on: February 28, 2019, 02:49:49 PM »
https://www.theqarena.com/events/detail/wwe-fastlane-190310

So, here’s the page on the Quicken Loans Arena website for Fastlane. Between this and local TV commercials, they’ve been all over the place with what they’ve advertised for this show as far as the card goes. Interesting that this the first time I’ve seen Becky Lynch NOT listed, though. Hopefully that’s just a nod to her being suspended at the moment.

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Re: TWIW 2/25-3/3: BIG DAWG!!!
« Reply #61 on: February 28, 2019, 03:17:57 PM »
Tommy would be perfect for the WWE because The Room came out in 2003.
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Re: TWIW 2/25-3/3: BIG DAWG!!!
« Reply #62 on: February 28, 2019, 09:23:41 PM »
The ad hyping the 3 vs 2 says "this Sunday" so it looks like they'll be adding the handicap match on Raw.

The same ad hypes Bryan vs. Owens so it was recently done.

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Re: TWIW 2/25-3/3: BIG DAWG!!!
« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2019, 09:54:46 PM »
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/wrestling/wwe-superstars-salaries-revealed-including-14069375

Don't know how legit this is is but here ya go

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WWE senior staff salaries

    Triple H (Vice President of Live Events) - $1.1million + $1.65million (talent contract)
    Vince McMahon (Chief Executive Officer) - $2.4million
    George Barrios (Financial and Strategic Officer - $800,000
    Kevin Dunn (Producer) - $800,000
    Michael Luisi (WWE Studios President) - $70,000

WWE men base salaries

Figures from mid-2018

    Brock Lesnar $12million

    John Cena $8.5million

    Roman Reigns $5million

    Randy Orton $4.5million

    AJ Styles $3.5million

    Seth Rollins $3million

    The Miz $2.5million

    Triple H $2.5million

    Undertaker $2.5million

    Dean Ambrose $2million

    Kevin Owens $2million

    Dolph Ziggler $1.5million

    Sheamus $1million

    Jeff Hardy $1million

    Bray Wyatt $1million

    Finn Balor $1million

    Jinder Mahal $900,000

    Kane $900,000

    Big Show $850,000

    Samoa Joe $800,000

    Rusev $800,000

    Sin Cara $700,000

    Matt Hardy $650,000

    Luke Harper $550,000

    Erick Rowan $550,000

    R-Truth $550,000

    Kofi Kingston $500,000

    Xavier Woods $500,000

    Big E $500,000

    Rhyno $500,000

    Cesaro $500,000

    Sami Zayn $500,000

    Goldust $400,000

    Shinsuke Nakamura $400,000

    Heath Slater $400,000

    Fandango $400,000

    Kalisto $350,000

    Titus O’Neill $300,000

    Bo Dallas $300,000

    Braun Strowman $300,000

    Apollo Crews $300,000

    Scott Dawson $250,000

    Luke Gallows $250,000

    Jey Uso $250,000

    Jimmy Uso $250,000

    Curtis Axel $250,000

    Curt Hawkins $200,000


WWE women base salaries

Figures from mid-2018

    Ronda Rousey $1.5million

    Charlotte Flair $550,000

    Nikki Bella $350,000

    Alexa Bliss $350,000

    Mickie James $300,000

    Brie Bella $300,000

    Natalya $300,000

    Asuka $250,000

    Becky Lynch $250,000

    Dana Brooke $200,000

    Bayley $200,000

    Lana $200,000

    Naomi $180,000

    Carmella $120,000

    Nia Jax $100,000

    Sonya Deville $100,000

    Mandy Rose $80,000

    Ruby Riott $80,000

    Sarah Logan $80,000

    Tamina $80,000

    Liv Morgan $80,000

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Re: TWIW 2/25-3/3: BIG DAWG!!!
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2019, 10:18:27 PM »
Also an oral history of the NATION https://www.wwe.com/article/by-any-means-necessary-an-oral-history-of-the-nation-of-domination

Loved reading this. Not surprised at all about the Ahmed stuff as he always seemed like a poor fit right from the get go.

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« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2019, 10:19:16 PM »
I'd say it's almost definetly bullshit. No way is Ronda getting paid that little compared to that many of the men and Nakamura was supposedly given a big deal to sign with wwe so he should be comparatively higher up the list. Seems like a lot of guesswork and just adding on a zero.

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« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2019, 11:26:54 PM »
Yeah, that list seems completely random.  On the male side there’s some random names missing like Zack Ryder, who I assume would make more than Hawkins.  And stuff like Nakamura seems wrong - plus guys like Gallows and Anderson supposedly got big deals that aren’t present.

The women’s scale seems way off.  I can’t imagine Mickie toward the top and seems odd that Sasha, who would be toward the top based on popularity, merch, etc, is MIA.
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« Reply #67 on: February 28, 2019, 11:59:13 PM »
So to gain a better perspective on booking women the WWE has brought in....DANA WARRIOR for creative on a trial basis.

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Re: TWIW 2/25-3/3: BIG DAWG!!!
« Reply #69 on: March 01, 2019, 12:53:13 AM »
Every couple of years dating back to like 2006 the "leaked list of WWE salaries" goes around. It's always bullshit. Generally WWE doesn't offer downside guarantees over $1 million unless it's a special deal like Brock. Someone like Roman can make a lot more but not as a base salary. I didn't believe the Forbes list either.

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« Reply #70 on: March 01, 2019, 01:28:27 AM »
Do they release a "talent expense" number when doing their stock broker updates?

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« Reply #71 on: March 01, 2019, 01:50:44 AM »
They kinda just shove that into the overall Operating Expenses along with everything else.  They are under no legal obligation to disclose talent salaries separately as long as they are included in the expenses somewhere on their income statement.

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Re: TWIW 2/25-3/3: BIG DAWG!!!
« Reply #72 on: March 01, 2019, 04:44:05 AM »
There are reports Dana Warrior has been added to the writing team to add another female perspective
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« Reply #73 on: March 01, 2019, 06:43:26 AM »
She writes the Lacey Evans segments currently

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Re: TWIW 2/25-3/3: BIG DAWG!!!
« Reply #74 on: March 02, 2019, 02:03:33 PM »
That list lost me when I saw Dana Brooke making twice what Nia Jax does. Or Fandango (and most men) making more than Alexa Bliss/Becky Lynch. Dolph making as much as Ronda seems insane too.

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« Reply #75 on: March 02, 2019, 03:11:16 PM »
The women’s scale seems way off.  I can’t imagine Mickie toward the top and seems odd that Sasha, who would be toward the top based on popularity, merch, etc, is MIA.

That could very well be the most realistic ranking on that list, even if the number itself is inaccurate: a veteran who's been in WWE before, worked all around and come back? And you don't think she's learned how to negotiate a decent contract for herself by now?

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« Reply #76 on: March 02, 2019, 04:09:41 PM »
The women’s scale seems way off.  I can’t imagine Mickie toward the top and seems odd that Sasha, who would be toward the top based on popularity, merch, etc, is MIA.

That could very well be the most realistic ranking on that list, even if the number itself is inaccurate: a veteran who's been in WWE before, worked all around and come back? And you don't think she's learned how to negotiate a decent contract for herself by now?

It's hard to negotiate if you don't have leverage.  At the time she came back there wasn't really anywhere else for people to go.  Don't get me wrong.  I think she's one of the best all around performers in the company, and is grossly underused, but I don't think they hold her near that high.
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« Reply #77 on: March 03, 2019, 02:24:41 AM »

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« Reply #78 on: March 03, 2019, 04:33:48 AM »
Michael Che and Colin Jost, the current Weekend Update anchors on SNL, have been announced to be appearing as special guests on RAW tomorrow.
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« Reply #79 on: March 03, 2019, 06:58:56 AM »
I'm really surprised anyone involved with SNL would appear on Raw.

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« Reply #80 on: March 03, 2019, 07:25:17 AM »
NBC Universal crossover.  Mania is in NY this year.  WWE has probably been pitching NBC to have someone host to promote mania

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« Reply #81 on: March 03, 2019, 07:59:10 AM »
True, but I never thought any SNL cast member would end up on a show with a McMahon in the Trump administration.

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« Reply #82 on: March 03, 2019, 10:34:23 AM »
SNL are a bunch of workers too and a lot of comedians are big wrestling fans.

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« Reply #83 on: March 03, 2019, 12:48:41 PM »
Rumor is
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Torrie Wilson
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Umm, why? I can’t think of a single memorable moment involving her.

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« Reply #84 on: March 03, 2019, 12:52:03 PM »
But she was involved with one of the best storylines ever, one that I tell people about to this day when wanting to tell a non-fan just how absurd wrestling can get!

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« Reply #85 on: March 03, 2019, 01:51:49 PM »
Rumor is
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Torrie Wilson
will be the next inductee to the Hall of Fame.

Umm, why? I can’t think of a single memorable moment involving her.

Seriously? How can you not?

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« Reply #86 on: March 03, 2019, 01:56:25 PM »
Rumor is
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Torrie Wilson
will be the next inductee to the Hall of Fame.

Umm, why? I can’t think of a single memorable moment involving her.

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Re: TWIW 2/25-3/3: BIG DAWG!!!
« Reply #87 on: March 03, 2019, 09:36:34 PM »
Rumor is
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Torrie Wilson
will be the next inductee to the Hall of Fame.

Umm, why? I can’t think of a single memorable moment involving her.

Another one is
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