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projecthalaxy
Dec 27, 2008

Yes hello it is I Kurt's Secret Son


DarkstarIV posted:

Pretty sure WWE will be wrapping up, or killing the Jinder push at that point.

Why would you assume this would ever happen.

Is India running oit of people? Is vince losing his muscle fetish?

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DarkstarIV
Apr 6, 2010

OFFICIAL RACIST


projecthalaxy posted:

Why would you assume this would ever happen.

Is India running oit of people? Is vince losing his muscle fetish?

Because the India tour will be over, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that WWE is going to hemorrhage money from it.

Their end goal is to increase network subscriptions and merchandise sales over there. However...India is an incredibly poor country as a whole, even by US standards. This is on top of the fact that wrestling isn't popular in India, and doesn't have much mainstream appeal over there.

For reference, the average family in India makes around $3500 USD. Per year. It also doesn't help that India gets the majority of WWE's TV/PPV for free (and I don't mean free network subs either).

Some marketing guy probably saw that India has a ton of people, but never bothered to look at the average income or anything else. Nevermind the fact that the India push from a booking perspective has been mishandled.

DarkstarIV fucked around with this message at Oct 10, 2017 around 21:33

VJeff
Jun 2, 2011

#HEKNOWS
#SCOOPS
#IGNOREMYPOSTS


Also, streaming isn't a cultural thing in India the same way it is in America. See also, why New Japan World is having trouble in Japan.
Also, Indians may be different from you and me, but they're not loving stupid and can tell the difference between a native Punjabi speaker and a dude from Canada that happens to know the language. They also, weirdly enough, have access to google!

projecthalaxy
Dec 27, 2008

Yes hello it is I Kurt's Secret Son


Nice facts you got there. Vince and road dogg dont know any of them and will continue to think that if jinder just beats this star on singh brothers interference 1.2 billion network accounts await

DarkstarIV
Apr 6, 2010

OFFICIAL RACIST


VJeff posted:

Also, streaming isn't a cultural thing in India the same way it is in America. See also, why New Japan World is having trouble in Japan.
Also, Indians may be different from you and me, but they're not loving stupid and can tell the difference between a native Punjabi speaker and a dude from Canada that happens to know the language. They also, weirdly enough, have access to google!

That's the best part about this entire thing. Punjabi isn't even the most dominant language in India. Jinder cuts his promos in it, but it makes no loving sense from a marketing perspective.

In India:

Punjabi is spoken by around 35m people as of 2015.
English is spoken by 122m people as of 2015.
Hindi is spoken by 425m+ people as of 2015.

Like WWE should know this, considering their Indian broadcast team uses/speaks Hindi.

Also yeah, India doesn't like Jinder.

And Vince will probably stop the push the moment financials come in from this attempt at expanding into India. He's absolutely loving stupid from a booking standpoint, but he will also probably stop the push once he realizes network subs/revenue is down in every other country that WWE operates in/has services in, because he's not a complete dumbass when it comes to business decisions.

DarkstarIV fucked around with this message at Oct 10, 2017 around 21:40

cavallingus
Apr 23, 2010

by Nyc_Tattoo


Jinder makes me ashamed to be Indian

Raskolnikov38
Mar 3, 2007

We were somehwere around Manila when the drugs began to take hold




If the rumble is universal title only then Roman has to win it again. if it's for either belt Cena will win it to take the title off jinder

projecthalaxy
Dec 27, 2008

Yes hello it is I Kurt's Secret Son


Plus vince and road dogg have figired out they can trot jinder out to cut their anti asian promos and will never give that up

Faustian Bargain
Apr 12, 2014



If Roman wins the 2018 Royal Rumble I will skip Wrestlemania

CarlCX
Dec 14, 2003

this is a job for the Punk

DarkstarIV posted:

That's the best part about this entire thing. Punjabi isn't even the most dominant language in India. Jinder cuts his promos in it, but it makes no loving sense from a marketing perspective.

In India:

Punjabi is spoken by around 35m people as of 2015.
English is spoken by 122m people as of 2015.
Hindi is spoken by 425m+ people as of 2015.

Like WWE should know this, considering their Indian broadcast team uses/speaks Hindi.

Also yeah, India doesn't like Jinder.

And Vince will probably stop the push the moment financials come in from this attempt at expanding into India. He's absolutely loving stupid from a booking standpoint, but he will also probably stop the push once he realizes network subs/revenue is down in every other country that WWE operates in/has services in, because he's not a complete dumbass when it comes to business decisions.

These facts only matter if your objective is to have an actual, sensible international growth strategy, as opposed to Vince saw a super-muscular Indian dude on the roster and assumed India would love him.

But yeah, eventually they'll look at revenue being down and it'll force a change, as it always does. It just has to fall for a loving while first.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013

The greatest Wrestling Twitter Champion of all time


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaeUO4omOQY

VJeff
Jun 2, 2011

#HEKNOWS
#SCOOPS
#IGNOREMYPOSTS


CarlCX posted:

These facts only matter if your objective is to have an actual, sensible international growth strategy, as opposed to Vince saw a super-muscular Indian dude on the roster and assumed India would love him.

But yeah, eventually they'll look at revenue being down and it'll force a change, as it always does. It just has to fall for a loving while first.

Vince doesn't surprise me because Vince can't surprise me, it's whatever accountant they have not loving telling him any of this.

Jackie D
May 27, 2009

Democracy is like a tambourine - not everyone can be trusted with it.


DarkstarIV posted:

That's the best part about this entire thing. Punjabi isn't even the most dominant language in India. Jinder cuts his promos in it, but it makes no loving sense from a marketing perspective.

In India:

Punjabi is spoken by around 35m people as of 2015.
English is spoken by 122m people as of 2015.
Hindi is spoken by 425m+ people as of 2015.

Like WWE should know this, considering their Indian broadcast team uses/speaks Hindi.

Also yeah, India doesn't like Jinder.

And Vince will probably stop the push the moment financials come in from this attempt at expanding into India. He's absolutely loving stupid from a booking standpoint, but he will also probably stop the push once he realizes network subs/revenue is down in every other country that WWE operates in/has services in, because he's not a complete dumbass when it comes to business decisions.

I asked one of my indian fans about this and he said Jinder is speaking Hindi

It's a Punjab dialect apparently

oatgan
Jan 15, 2009



owned

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008

We All Live In Kawalimus' House


I've read that he is speaking Punjabi on here so i dispute the hosed up basterd claim made by Jackie D with his millions of fans

Under the vegetable
Nov 2, 2004

by Smythe



It's cool that this angle is just actual fetish porn that I can jerk off to.

WadeBartender
Aug 18, 2013


i could say many bad things about road dogg but he's in a position to get his domme kink on national tv and i think thats a beautiful thing

Under the vegetable
Nov 2, 2004

by Smythe


Maybe Shaniqua can come back and they can tag.

rare Magic card l00k
Jan 3, 2011

Me uni a la Revolucion #RXT


el sabe ...


WadeBartender posted:

i could say many bad things about road dogg but he's in a position to get his domme kink on national tv and i think thats a beautiful thing

it's he

it's he

it's the d-o-double g

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

James Ellsworth is still employed, huh

SamuraiFoochs
Jan 16, 2007



Grimey Drawer

Under the vegetable posted:

Maybe Shaniqua can come back and they can tag.

There was a Botchamania with her where she was yelling at The Bashams and I think the line was SUPPOSED to be something like "You don't deserve to be berated by Shaniqua!" but she completely flubbed it and it was loving hilarious. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?



Beautiful

oatgan posted:

Sting was cool

Sting IS cool

cavallingus
Apr 23, 2010

by Nyc_Tattoo


what the gently caress

Vandar
Sep 13, 2007

Isn't That Right, Chairman?




So I haven't been watching Smackdown because I can't handle more than three hours of the company a week.

What the hell happened with those two?

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Dexie posted:

So I haven't been watching Smackdown because I can't handle more than three hours of the company a week.

What the hell happened with those two?

Ellsworth absolutely hosed up Carmella's chances at cashing in the briefcase AND also winning the title clean without having to cash in. She got so pissed off she fired him as her PA and kicked him off the show. He came back the next week begging her tearfully to take him back, and she told him that from now on she was in charge and he did EXACTLY and ONLY what she told him, when she told him. Then she gave him a big kiss before slapping the utter poo poo out of him.

Invalid Validation
Jan 13, 2008


I'm glad Ellsworth has a job.

Jenkem Delivery
Feb 8, 2005

Death created time to grow the things that it would kill

Ellsworth as Carmella's sub is great.

tweet my meat
Oct 2, 2013


Good to see Ellsworth finally getting rewarded for grabbing all those brass rings.

DarkstarIV
Apr 6, 2010

OFFICIAL RACIST


Neville may be quitting the company according to Satin.

http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/ne...t/#.Wd1i4p8pDqA

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

DarkstarIV posted:

Neville may be quitting the company according to Satin.

http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/ne...t/#.Wd1i4p8pDqA

Good for him

Jenkem Delivery
Feb 8, 2005

Death created time to grow the things that it would kill

Yes...... I want to see PAC in NJPW and PWG

Dimebags Brain
Feb 18, 2013





Faustian Bargain posted:

If Roman wins the 2018 Royal Rumble I will skip Wrestlemania

Same but without the conditional.

cavallingus
Apr 23, 2010

by Nyc_Tattoo


What's Elliven doing in the IMPACT Zone??!!!?

Dimebags Brain
Feb 18, 2013





PAC will return to reclaim his rightful place as the ultimate Brave Gate champion and beat KAGETORA in a very good match that will be longer than anything he's done in WWE since being called up.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013

The greatest Wrestling Twitter Champion of all time


DarkstarIV posted:

Neville may be quitting the company according to Satin.

http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/ne...t/#.Wd1i4p8pDqA

Was deeply denied to me earlier today but people are increasingly unsure.

Live event payoffs are pretty bad currently in keeping with attendance. Additionally, if you aren't directly in the Cruiserweight title mix you aren't earning. Enzo vs Mustafa Ali was the match last weekend somewhat oddly.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



rovert posted:

Was deeply denied to me earlier today but people are increasingly unsure.

Live event payoffs are pretty bad currently in keeping with attendance. Additionally, if you aren't directly in the Cruiserweight title mix you aren't earning. Enzo vs Mustafa Ali was the match last weekend somewhat oddly.

Practice maybe? The way the title change went down I can see an Ali/Enzo feud happening.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013

The greatest Wrestling Twitter Champion of all time


I can't see Neville walking without a big confrontation with Owens and a bunch of others wrestlers. He's very, very well respected:

https://twitter.com/FightOwensFight...022082418135040

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

Given how fast the Kalisto push happened I totally believe that Neville just "nope'd" out of there

RealFoxy
May 11, 2011

King of the Pirates?


Who could blame him? He's one of the most crisp wrestlers in the world and in the last couple months

He lost his title to Tozawa because Vince showed up one day and on a whim decided he wanted a title change
He lost his title again on a whim to Enzo who had a very, very short run.

His ceiling would be 205 Live and the title is just getting traded around now with no rhyme or reason. He could go to Japan and start making that Young Bucks money for being one of the best wrestlers in the world.

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a new study bible!
Feb 1, 2009



BIG DICK NICK
A Philadelphia Legend
Fly Eagles Fly


Neville is cool and I hope he does quit and ends up someplace cool

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