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exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Doctor Rope

VileLL posted:

remember when people were actually pretty hot on ec3

i've not seen anyone mention him or anything he's done in like a full year

There was the time TNA pulled him from.bookings so he could shoot an Amazing Race entry tape that went nowhere

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exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Doctor Rope

at least they haven't brought back Matt Morgan

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


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flashy_mcflash posted:

Is the exclamation point part of the actual name now?

It's like JEB!





It connotates excitement

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Doctor Rope

EugeneJ posted:

TNA has won Worst Promotion in the Observer Awards for a 10th straight year



It's a real shame, but maybe AAA/LU will finally break the streak next year.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


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MotU posted:

i love their insistence on putting anthem in there kinda how wwe has titan in their logo and roh has Sinclair

The McMahons discontinued the Titan name like 20 years ago

ed: 19 years ago sorry!

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Doctor Rope

Gavok posted:

It's basically AAA being scumbags with Lucha Underground being guilty by association.

It isn't guilt by association when the exact same scumbags are running talent for both companies

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Doctor Rope

I'm not sure if you missed it Gavok, but it recently came out that the LU producers turned over full talent relations to Dorien Roldan and AAA.

Which was still after both parties utterly hosed with the Mexican talent by various means including contract fuckers, booking fees, and cheating the visa system.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Doctor Rope

Sanguinia posted:

I suppose that's fair. I still am not going to blame Lucha Underground as much or even more than AAA themselves for either washing their hands of responsibility or whatever fuckery they're guilty of themselves, which is certainly far below what AAA is doing. LU being first and foremost on the Guilty Party List seems to be the position several people ITT have taken.

Also, I still personally put witholding wages from employees for like 6 months while still extracting work from them above literally any amount of legal poo poo. But that's just my feeling.

where does violating immigration law fall on your list of cares

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

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-Cheap Trick


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MassRafTer posted:

Or having Dorian Roldan force contracts wrestlers didn't fully understand onto them. Oh ho ho you are locked up for seven seasons at much worse terms than the white guys!

"oh you want to get out of it? well you can't go anywhere in the US and we'll sue your rear end and steal your gimmicks if you go anywhere else in Mexico"

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Doctor Rope

I like how AAA is just as notorious as being as poo poo as TNA paying its wrestlers and Sanguina ignores that.

gently caress that's why Rey left AAA for a while in the middle of LU

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Doctor Rope

Sanguinia posted:

I never said LU is blameless, I said I'm not going to muster outrage for them doing bad poo poo with contracts when apparently nobody cares if other promotions do bad poo poo with contracts, nor am I going to blame them for stuff AAA is doing just because the companies are tied together so closely. What makes LU deserve such special ire?

At least Marquis made a concrete argument about why AAA activities went above and beyond historic bad acts, which I was happy to concede. I've even agreed with MassRafTer's arguments in the past about why the company was lovely for portraying Riccocet as an Aztec descendant. LU is guilty of many things. I'm just not making them guilty of things they're not guilty of, nor am I going to back down from my opinion that TNA has proven to act much worse for much longer. What AAA is trying to do to Pentagon and Fenix is disgusting, but LU isn't responsible for it, and what they are responsible for is a molehill next to TNA's lovely business practice mountain. If you don't agree with me that's fine.

I like how you keep ignoring the visa issue

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Doctor Rope

Sanguinia posted:

I admit I'm not familiar with that particular scandal, I didn't mean to ignore it. I also don't really want to continue a LU related derail in the TNA thread, nor do I particularly enjoy being bodied by three people, so if you just want to dismiss my opinions due to my ignorance on this point go ahead, I wouldn't blame you. If it makes you feel any better its not like I plan to give LU any money anytime soon unless you count my netflix sub, so I'm not supporting a lovely wrestling company, I was just trying to participate in the conversation.

The basic gist of it is that LU and AAA colluded to get the Mexican wrestlers into the country via tourist visas, rather than getting working with the State Department to get work visas.

The purpose of a tourist visa is uh, tourism. You know visit spots, see the sights etc. It's not for filming a television show that you get paid for.

If any of the wrestlers were caught getting paid like AAA/LU they could have been arrested, deported, and barred from entering the US.

You know how WWE was very careful to never use Wade Barrett as an in-ring performer during his visa issues? This is why.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


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Benne posted:

I didn't even know Chris Masters was still wrestling

he hasn't wrestled since he did some shows for GFW


lets put it this way

of those 5 people, they have had 17 matches in the past year


and a full dozen are Rebel.


the other 5 are Magnus

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Doctor Rope

TNA is doing a Survivor Series match between Team Josh and Team Borash

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
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-Cheap Trick


Doctor Rope

add to OP

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
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Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


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Grendels Dad posted:

The name does ring a bell, I'm just going to assume he did something terrible because why else would he be in TNA?

Pritchard was Brother Love in WWF and a backstage agent for a long while

He went to TNA and took over Terry Taylor's old role as head of Creative and Talent and iirc got canned for Bob Ryder

he's now using TNA to promote his podcast mainly because he managed to tap into a bunch of people who feel like "gently caress Dave Meltzer"

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Doctor Rope

The mobile site list Bully Ray and Devon at the top of the list, one of which is in ROH and the other retired



Oh and halfway down: Austin Aries

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


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DJExile posted:

Stars/Knockouts I have genuinely no knowledge of:

Sienna, McKenzie, Brandi Rhodes, Rosemary, Laurel Van Ness, Allie, Eli Drake, Braxton Sutter, Caleb Konley, Marche Rocket, Luster The Legend, Adam Thornstowe, Andrew Everett.

Seriously who are any of these people?

E:vvv OK yeah I should have realized that I thought they both left already though?

Braxton Sutter was Pepper Parks on the indies

Eli Drake was a performance center guy who got released and is the "Dummy Yeah" button guy

Rosemary is the clown chick in The Decay

Andrew Everett is I'm his early 20s, but was trained by the Hardys. His dad was one of the money marks for OMEGA.

Thornestowne and Luster the Legend are the two halves of Reno Scum

I can probably nail some more later.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


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coconono posted:

No that was Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder. Both ostensibly employed by WWE.

WWE employs Cody Hawkins

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


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Chris James 2 posted:

What are TNAMecca's thoughts on the whole past year of programming they admitted they loved being declared canon trash by the company itself

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


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Baron Corbyn posted:

Yeah, I mean when WWE pulls poo poo like this, they at least know they have the money and the knowledge that pretty much every English speaking wrestler not named Kenny Omega's ultimate dream is headlining Wrestlemania to attract anyone they want. Who is dumb enough to go to the company that offer poo poo wages, the opportunity to appear on the loving TV guide channel, and a lovely legal battle if you manage to overcome the odds and get yourself over on their programming?

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


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Gonzo McFee posted:

I should start watching ROH again

ROH is shittier than WWE than using their TV to book towards matches so just watch the bigger cards and save yourself an hour a week.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


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MassRafTer posted:

I'm betting TNA contracts are poorly written trash and the Hardys have a good shot at winning in court.

they got out of the Corgan contract

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
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Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


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VJeff posted:

Wow, what the gently caress is up with this PSP anti-Smashing Pumpkins sentiment?!

Despite all their rage they're still just rats in a cage.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


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Marquis de Pyro posted:

Didn't they get out of it via paying him a ton of money. What a win

No Corgan had a thing in his contract that basically let him take control of the company


The judge threw that bit out which is why Corgan settled and sold his stake.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


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DJExile posted:

I get what you're saying here but I don't know if MMA in general and UFC in specific is much less of a trash/carny operation

UFC isn't too bad at this point, though they may descend into it depending on the new owners trying to maximize profits


everyone else is carny as gently caress, Bellator had the most carny card in a long time last year, and Rizin is horrible

then we start getting into the really tiny promotions and its just a pit

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


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Wazzu posted:

Which also explains AJ Styles and John Cena. But not Randy Orton.

He hears voices in his head.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
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Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
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-Cheap Trick


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whiteyfats posted:

I was reading somewhere that they were not planning on pushing AJ so hard when he came in, but he was hella over, and they are kinda desperate for new stars.

They were going to push AJ hard if only for the contract they gave him

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exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
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Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


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SamuraiFoochs posted:

Wait so TNA will work with both AAA and Crash but Crash and AAA won't work with each other?

Someone get Foochs stateoflucha2017.gif

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