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Discussion in 'Wrestling Forum' started by Shaun2J, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Omega

    Omega Global Modd Subscriber

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    I'd assume not given that those take longer to produce and come out, I'd assume the streaming side is to prevent people booking talent after WWE makes them famous and getting footage out immediately to capitalise on it.

    I wonder how this affects Wolfgang, he's ICW champ so he's probably got to lose the title on a taped show. I wonder if Dallas has a "Special Relationship" given they are probably the big indie name that is being linked with the network that will allow them to continue to broadcast their own stuff in parallel.

    The weird things I've read is WWE apparently have some financial stake in Floslam
     
  2. DC

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    Yeah; I mentioned a few posts ago that I'd read reports stating the same, though other reports lean towards it being that WWE made a financial investment to get the service up and running, but have no actual stake in the company itself. Seems this is where they could have some (slight?) leverage in getting EVOLVE to move streaming platforms.

    On another note, the indies that appear on The Network (if that does come to fruition) could benefit from WWE name talent appearing on their shows in a one-off capacity (surprise or pre-announced; the latter being more likely due to the tickets it would likely sell, although the former would give said indy shows a "you never know who might appear at a live event" vibe too) more blatantly than they do now.
     
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    What I'd like to see is them using NXT as a stagingpoint between theindies and WWE. I'd love something like PoloPromotions to turn up on NXT with the ICW titles and challenge whoever is champs to a title v title, lose, have the NXT guys do a few events for ICW alongside NXT and then allow Polo Promotions to win back their belts and maybe the NXT ones for a short period. Something where it could go on for a decent amount of time, expose the talents to the two sorts of audience (because I think WWE guys would benefit from working with the more interactive European audiences) and ultimately bring on lots of new talent without necessarily having to have everyone "on" the NXT roster.
     
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    That's a really good idea.
     
  5. Kam

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    Just a reminder for all, this is airing now, it's 2 hours.
     
  6. Shaun2J

    Shaun2J Do what thou wilt Subscriber

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    A slight spoiler concerning Tyler Bate and Wolfgang.

    Wolfgang and Tyler Bate had matches before NXT Takeover which will possibly air on the NXT tapings soon. Bate faced off with Oney Lorcan, not sure who Wolfgangs opponent was.
    Dunne and Trent Seven were of course in the UK during the weekend for PROGRESS Chapter 43.

    Also, this 5 Star Wrestling thing was really just a showcase of former WWE stars right? Meh, don't know about that..
     
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    dsrchris Am disappoint, son Subscriber Senior Moderator

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    It's only just twigged that 5 star wrestling are the same people responsible for that shitty, shitty wrestling game called 5 star wrestling. From what I remember the game was supposed to be a way to fund the wrestling shows, when in reality it looks like it was just a way for them to get the imports they wanted.

    I know it's probably a really snobbish attitude to have, but I don't count that 5 Star show as a UK Wrestling show. Sure it's a show that took place in the UK, but where World of Sport and WWE actually made a point of utilising and showcasing UK talent, this 5 Star show just didn't.

    Actually, they seem to have more in common with 1PW than anyone else, and we all know how that went down...
     
  8. Shaun2J

    Shaun2J Do what thou wilt Subscriber

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    One of Europe's prestige tournaments today is on the horizon with wXw 16 Carat Gold commencing on 10. - 12. March. I for one cannot wait and it looks to be sold out in the next couple of days. Unfortunately, Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne were pulled from the tournament due to WWE commitments.

    Here's the 1st Round draw (shoddy draw aside :D)

    http://www.wxw-wrestling.com/pages/posts/wxw-16-carat-gold-2017-3278.php

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    After defeating WALTER in a no. 1 Contendership match in London, 2 weeks ago, Jurn Simmons will face Axel Dieter Jr. for the wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship.

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    Some guys will be pulling double-duty with Ambition 8 also taking place Saturday afternoon. Ambition is kind of a shoot-style wrestling tournament.


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    And unless you've been living under a rock. Look at this announcement.

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    Lionheart and Joe Hendry had a little shoot/handbag moment in Manchester this week. Rumour is Lionheart made an off colour remark about Hendry's missus backstage, Joe took that into the ring and shot on Lionheart. Lionhert was dropped from the tour which seems a little harsh given Joe took it into the ring.

     
  10. Shaun2J

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    I was actually going to post about this after reading through some comments in the official ICW group on Facebook.

    But weren't the said comments by Lionheart said in a promo on a show Hendry wasn't on? I couldn't understand what was said because of Scottish people actually writing on FB/Twitter like how they would talk in real life. xD

    I'm not sure if it's a full shoot, Lionheart has been open about this on Twitter and has taken Hendry off his Pro Wrestling Elite show. I'd have thought that for it to be a full shoot, fists would have been flying but maybe in this case, it was Hendry trying to out-wrestle and embarrass Lionheart. (Lionheart mentioned it happening before with Jackie Polo in a statement on Twitter)
    It really should have been handled backstage, Hendry is better than that. I also think it's harsh that Lionheart is the only one getting scratched from the tour.

    Who knows where it'll go on from here, maybe they'll go further and make the real-life heat into a work. Depends on if Dallas will go on board with it.


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    Has anyone read or heard about comments made by the PCW social media team (probably Fludder) being total dicks to fans regarding the Kris Travis tournament and profits not going to charity?

    Well Pete Dunne pulled himself from the show due to "insensitive comments", was replaced by Marty Scurll and he cancelled too. So Pentagon's without an opponent as of right now.

    Not sure on the current situation, all loosely based on stuff I've read on UKFF and twitter.

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    Also going to my first wXw show of the year tomorrow in Hamburg. Commenwealth Catch Kings better be taking over!
     
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    When you look at it it looks like Hendry is dong all the forehead pushing, shoving and not releasing Lionheart from the corner. Lionheart works it our and then Hendry just takes him down to the canvas and shoves his forearms in his face. I don't see Lionheart retaliate until Hendry is literally on top of him.

    If it was in a promo then Hendry needs to buck up given that he's made a career out of singing songs mocking people. If it was backstage then punch Lionheart in the mouth and then have the match or don't. End of the day the ring is the workplace so be professional.
     
  12. Shaun2J

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    Update on Lionheart/Hendry:

    http://www.insanewrestling.co.uk/news/stories/lionheart_hendry_statement/

    And that's that.
     
  13. Shaun2J

    Shaun2J Do what thou wilt Subscriber

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    So after a massive and awesome 16 Carat Gold Tournament. Ilja Dragunov defeated Walter in a brutal match. I have never wanted a chop-fest to stop, Walter just didn't stop and skin was ripping off. My chest was literally hurting with Ilja. Look at the guys chest and really check this guy out in the next upcoming months.

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    In fact, watch and listen to what Walter just does.

    https://twitter.com/wXwGermany/status/841014227607408642
     
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    Just the sound of those chops hurts! :eek:
     
  15. Shaun2J

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    Lionheart vs. Joe Hendry is set for Barrowmania III!
     
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    WWE has announced a raft of non-WWE talent for WrestleMania Axxess.

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    WrestleMania Axxess matches to feature Superstars from NXT, 205 Live, the U.K. Championship Tournament, PROGRESS and Insane Championship Wrestling

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    Live, in-ring action is an annual tradition of WrestleMania Axxess, but this year’s fan celebration features an even more exciting and diverse talent lineup than ever.

    For the first time in history, Superstars from not only NXT, but also WWE 205 Live, the U.K. Championship Tournament, PROGRESS Wrestling and Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) will compete at Axxess.

    WWE 205 Live is home to the ring’s top Cruiserweights, and the groundbreaking, critically-acclaimed U.K. Championship Tournament, held over the course of two nights in January, shined a light on the United Kingdom’s toughest competitors. London-based PROGRESS Wrestling and Glasgow, Scotland-based ICW, meanwhile, represent the first non-WWE promotions to have their competitors be featured at Axxess.

    Check out the match lineup below, and don’t wait to secure your spot at Axxess. This year’s WrestleMania Axxess runs Thursday, March 30 to Sunday, April 2 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.com.

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    Matches featuring Superstars from 205 Live, including:

    • Rich Swann vs. The Brian Kendrick
    • TJ Perkins vs. Drew Gulak
    • Plus, returning NXT Superstar Hideo Itami and many others will be in action.
    Friday, March 31
    Matches featuring Superstars from the U.K. Championship Tournament, PROGRESS Wrestling and ICW, including:

    • WWE U.K. Champion Tyler Bate vs. Mark Haskins in a U.K. Championship Match
    • PROGRESS Champion Pete Dunne vs. Mark Andrews
    • Plus, PROGRESS and ICW Superstars such as Jimmy Havoc, TK Cooper, Travis Banks, Dahlia Black, Toni Storm and Jinny will compete in a WWE ring for the first time.
    Saturday, April 1 (8 a.m. session)
    Matches featuring Superstars from 205 Live, the U.K. Championship Tournament and PROGRESS Wrestling, including:

    • Akira Tozawa vs. Ariya Daivari
    • PROGRESS Champion Pete Dunne vs. Wolfgang
    • WWE U.K. Champion Tyler Bate vs. Joseph Conners in a U.K. Championship Match
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    WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate and PROGRESS Champion Pete Dunne are among the elite Superstars slated to compete at WrestleMania Axxess.

    Saturday, April 1 (1 p.m. session)
    Matches featuring NXT Superstars and former NXT Superstars, including:

    • Heavy Machinery vs. The Vaudevillians
    • Tino Sabbatelli & Riddick Moss vs. The Ascension
    • Plus, matches featuring Liv Morgan, Daria Berenato and more Superstars.
    Saturday, April 1 (6 p.m. session)
    Matches featuring Superstars from NXT, 205 Live and the U.K. Championship Tournament, including:

    • Akira Tozawa vs. Steve Cutler
    • ICW Heavyweight Champion Trent Seven vs. Noam Dar
    • TJ Perkins & Mustafa Ali vs. Tino Sabbatelli & Riddick Moss
    Sunday, April 2
    Matches featuring Superstars from the U.K. Championship Tournament, PROGRESS Wrestling and ICW, including:

    • ICW Heavyweight Champion Trent Seven vs. Wolfgang
    • WWE U.K. Champion Tyler Bate vs. Pete Dunne in a U.K. Championship Match
    • Plus, PROGRESS and ICW Superstars such as Mark Haskins, Jimmy Havoc, TK Cooper, Travis Banks, Dahlia Black, Toni Storm and Jinny.
    *Talent listed and depicted above is subject to change
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  17. Shaun2J

    Shaun2J Do what thou wilt Subscriber

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    Just imagine them seeing what Jimmy Havoc can do.

    Props to Travis Banks, Toni Storm and Jinny. Great talent.
     
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    We're not just through the looking glass, the looking glass is shattered.
     

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