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Under the vegetable
Nov 2, 2004

I joined the new sensation, the #RXT REVOLUTION~!



he knows...


El Gallinero Gros posted:

I know he was a multi-time world champ in WWE, but you have to question the judgment of any promoter, at this point, who looks at Alberto, and thinks "Yes, this man can help me make money". Like say what you will about people who booked guys like Jake Roberts and Scott Hall, but they were both bigger stars who had the potential to draw in casual fans. I doubt that's the case with Del Rio, at least outside of Mexico where his family are pretty prominent.

You can put him on the poster, he won't show up, and then you don't have to pay him. Sounds like a steal to me.

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El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010


Under the vegetable posted:

You can put him on the poster, he won't show up, and then you don't have to pay him. Sounds like a steal to me.

Yeah but nobody is going to a show because he's on the poster, though. I liked Del Rio at first but if my local indy advertised him I wouldn't bother.

Bard Maddox
Feb 15, 2012

I'm just a sick guy, I'm really just a dirty guy.


oldpainless posted:

Did Alberto draw any money in the US for any promotions?

after he was first released I think he led to a short-term increase in ROH business

Mulaney Power Move
Dec 30, 2004


hard to believe that not too long ago adr was a surprise opponent for cena on a ppv and beat him clean for a title. was that even a year ago?

remusclaw
Dec 8, 2009


Mulaney Power Move posted:

hard to believe that not too long ago adr was a surprise opponent for cena on a ppv and beat him clean for a title. was that even a year ago?

And that he was coming in because he was a really loving hot commodity on the indies and in Mexico.

Mob
May 6, 2002

I wanted to change my avatar but I didn't have a good title so I wanted to say suck it hot dogs are sandwiches


El Gallinero Gros posted:

Yeah but nobody is going to a show because he's on the poster, though. I liked Del Rio at first but if my local indy advertised him I wouldn't bother.

Uh hell yes I'm going I might get to see Paige

Who knows how many more months that'll even be possible

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

I bet against K-1


remusclaw posted:

And that he was coming in because he was a really loving hot commodity on the indies and in Mexico.

He had a lot of sympathy and good will with fans because his 1st departure from WWE was completely bullshit. I think WWE brought him back just for the express purpose of killing off any drawing potential he might have.

ijii
Mar 17, 2007
I'M APPARENTLY GAY AND MY POSTING SUCKS.


Definitely does seem like career sabotage with the really bad Meximerican angle. It really doesn't get much worse than that. Also he really really really hates HHH for some reason. There's got to be more than just HHH trying to wedge himself between ADR and Paige.

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012

Karma.


I guess you guys have really high class Indies near you if you think ADR wouldn't be a draw.

I have seen places who still book Eugene

Numero6
Oct 10, 2012


Mel Mudkiper posted:

I guess you guys have really high class Indies near you if you think ADR wouldn't be a draw.

I have seen places who still book Eugene

Tbf Eugene was more over than Alberto.

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

This is the world destruction!
Your life ain't nothin'!


My local indie is booking Jack Swagger next month, so that's one Mexamerican down!

Malcolm Excellent
May 20, 2007


Buglord

Book Eugene vs Del Patron for the Join The Force title

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

I bet against K-1


Malcolm Excellent posted:

Book Eugene vs Del Patron for the Join The Force title

Eugene's too busy booking his lil BFE fed, that somehow does 2-3k gates.

reignofevil
Nov 7, 2008


I'm glad Eugene's story got a happy ending.

EverettLO
Jul 2, 2007
I'm a lurker.

Eugene's indie promotion is what qualifies as 'big' in the South Dakota/Iowa/Nebraska market.

Wazzu
Feb 28, 2008

Are you sure I'm winning the Rumble? That does'nt seem right.....

EverettLO posted:

Eugene's indie promotion is what qualifies as 'big' in the South Dakota/Iowa/Nebraska market.

Any indy that gets over 500 tickets is a pretty loving big indy. Think of how many promotions are considered bigger but don't regularly get 2,500 customers. Impact, PWG, Evolve all spring to mind.

Super No Vacancy
Jul 26, 2012

yahallo


wait is eugene the second best promoter in the country

Wazzu
Feb 28, 2008

Are you sure I'm winning the Rumble? That does'nt seem right.....

Super No Vacancy posted:

wait is eugene the second best promoter in the country

Whichever wrestling promoter makes the most money after WWE is the best promoter, so you'd need to go into profit margins.

And people say there is no money in indy wrestling.....but I wouldn't be surprised if some of the people who run promotions and/or schools are doing quite well but paying their talent negligible amounts. If it wasn't for the fact that it's a lot of work to be a promoter, the kind of scummy carny poo poo most promoters do would make Del Rio a perfect fit!

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

This is the world destruction!
Your life ain't nothin'!


Super No Vacancy posted:

wait is eugene the second best promoter in the country

James Ellsworth is since he parlayed into a Smackdown gig.

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

I hit the drums, so pay up

https://twitter.com/adr_fans/status/859506405530681344 Swagger and Del Rio headlining three nights in Mexico

Eli Wiggum
Apr 23, 2010



So Swagger will win all three matches by forfeit

Marcade
Jun 11, 2006

Who are you to doubt El Vago?


Nah, it's a winner leaves town match, Alberto wins by default.

Mulaney Power Move
Dec 30, 2004


jack swagger is still jack swagger? i thought it was really hard to keep your wwe name, which is why ultimate warrior and ryback legally changed their names to warrior and ryback, respectively.

i still would have changed my name to "dick swagger" if i was him. hell, i still might.

Luigi Thirty
Apr 30, 2006

Emergency confection port.


It's Mexico. You can be whoever you want, like a Ninja Turtle or a Los Simpsons.

Jiro
Jan 12, 2004



Luigi Thirty posted:

It's Mexico. You can be whoever you want, like a Ninja Turtle or a Los Simpsons.

Now I really want a Raphael turtle in costume but in his flasher trench coat and fedora to come out through the crowd and interfere in a match. Only to be topped by a Kevin Nash dressed as Super Shredder. gently caress it just have Vanilla Ice on commentary too.

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grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


Chris James 2 posted:

https://twitter.com/adr_fans/status/859506405530681344 Swagger and Del Rio headlining three nights in Mexico

Too bad Dutch Mantel is back with TNA

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