I heard some people speculating that the huge, huge signing was Paul Wight signing on to be a wrestler on top of his announcing.
That would be the ultimate troll job. I can't believe AEW would be that stupid though. That is the wrong kind of heat.
I mean not that it's anywhere near first time it's happened but last time Brock was at WWE event, he allegedly was flipping the fuck out at Vince. More than anyone in wrestling, at least since Shawn Michaels & Bret Hart, I think Brock Lesnar totally operates on spite. I don't see him as a WWE loyalist at all. Money's important but I think doing what the fuck he wants is even more important and I think AEW might be appealing to him in that sense?
Many times lately, it’s like you don’t even know who I am...Is Angle really a "huge, huge star" in 2021 though? Don't get me wrong. He's one of the best North American wrestlers of the past 20 years but his last WWE run proved he is absolutely cooked. Like he's not even on level of Big Show where I could see him having a couple matches of year. And unlike Big Show, it's not like he has an awesome screen presence that translates into being a compelling non wrestling character on the show. (cue @Baby Shoes passionately defending Kurt Angle's Professor X GM Run on 2004 Smackdown!)
While those names would be good to see, I think they would be largely seen as disappointing for the hype.Thinking even more outside the box (I've heard the NJPW idea float around), I'd mark out hard if it was Chris Hero or Mike Bailey since his US ban is about to be over, or just lifted.
The one thing is for certain, these surprises have wrestling fans talking and interested, and that's a good thing.
I've been trying to avoid 49th Anniversary Show results all day since I'm going to watch the show tomorrow and then I get spoilers in the AEW thread. Sometimes I wish that Forbidden Door REMAINED SHUT.
If it makes you feel better, I had been avoiding this thread until I could watch this week’s show, only to see you tagged me so I looked and got spoilers because you wanted to associate me with 2004 non-wrestling Kurt AngleI've been trying to avoid 49th Anniversary Show results all day since I'm going to watch the show tomorrow and then I get spoilers in the AEW thread. Sometimes I wish that Forbidden Door REMAINED SHUT.