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OctoberCountry
Oct 9, 2012


Chris James 2 posted:

He added later that Vince feels the reason ratings are down is that the shows lack stars, but that most of the guys on the roster are already too damaged to be built back up all the way

Canít help but laugh

The years-long, overwrought Ciampa/Gargano story getting torpedoed at the last minute because Vince's feelings are hurt that Undertaker is taking outside gigs is amazing and perfect

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Raskolnikov38
Mar 3, 2007

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




*chumps out anyone not named roman for years*

gently caress why don't i have any stars!?!?!

Lid
Feb 18, 2005

Rap terrorist, terrorise, tear it up
Brought gas and the matches to flare it up
Militant Michael might go psycho
On any ally or rival
Born Black, that's dead on arrival
My job is to fight for survival
In spite of these #AllLivesMatter-ass white folk


Roman "Big Daddy" Reigns

Rick
Feb 23, 2004
And now the whole nation - pulpit and all - will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open.

It's funny as someone who doesn't watch the regular NXT TV I was like "oh I guess after that last Takeover they decided/Ciampa tricked Gargano in to teaming up." And I swore after the match on Raw I saw Ciampa at one point beckon Gargano into the ring like he was puppet mastering him. So I didn't see it as torpedoing But for all I know they could be completely fighting on the regular TV though.

VJeff
Jun 2, 2011

#HEKNOWS
#SCOOPS
#IGNOREMYPOSTS


btw just so you guys know every time you say Pacific Rim and it's not about giant robots you're killing me a little.

Draxion
Jun 9, 2013




Gargano and Ciampa aren't really fighting any more. Johnny says he doesn't like or trust him but at the slightest encouragement will do the DIY finisher on Black, teamed up with Ciampa for the Halftime Heat match, they've been posing with their belts together. I don't think we'll get to know what the actual payoff to all this was supposed to be anymore, though.

Low Desert Punk
Jul 4, 2012

i have absolutely no fucking money


How much does Dave keep tabs on lucha? I assume he watches major shows but I've never really heard him talk about major lucha news

I know he used to go down to Arena Mexico all the time when the product was really hot

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


Low Desert Punk posted:

How much does Dave keep tabs on lucha? I assume he watches major shows but I've never really heard him talk about major lucha news

I know he used to go down to Arena Mexico all the time when the product was really hot

He watches most of the Friday Arena Mexico shows but only a few AAA shows a year. I don't think he's ever been to Arena Mexico, he used to go to Tijuana with Mike Tenay for shows.

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.

he knows...


Ultra Carp

"for shows"

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*



i want to party with dave meltzer and mike tenay

jesus WEP
Oct 17, 2004



Fun Shoe

fuckin same

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

plz remember that it was ~ME~ who told you that everything you like is actually really not good, because I knew all along.


Replace Tenay with Don West and that'd be the one wrestling dream I have

beggar
Mar 6, 2008

Smoking Makes You Impotent


Fallen Rib

I'd be so into a Tijuana road trip with Mike Tenay but my dream leaves Meltzer at home because he'd talk through all the vaporwave

PaybackJack
May 21, 2003

...as much revenge as any man could possibly take.


beggar posted:

I'd be so into a Tijuana road trip with Mike Tenay but my dream leaves Meltzer at home because he'd talk through all the vaporwave

Only if he narrates everything like he is doing play-by-play with Schiavone.

"Tony! I had a chance to talk with the stripper in front of us and she informed me her name is eXstacy with an X, and that the move she's doing with that horse is illegal in 7 different countries. Back to you."

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Rick posted:

It's funny as someone who doesn't watch the regular NXT TV I was like "oh I guess after that last Takeover they decided/Ciampa tricked Gargano in to teaming up." And I swore after the match on Raw I saw Ciampa at one point beckon Gargano into the ring like he was puppet mastering him. So I didn't see it as torpedoing But for all I know they could be completely fighting on the regular TV though.

I have no doubt that Ciampa and Gargano are gonna do what they can to maintain the NXT storyline until they get the word things are changing on NXT itself, but they are also at the whim of Vince deciding on a dime he wants them to be long-lost brothers who have been exploring the mysterious Orient for the last ten years next week.

Jerusalem fucked around with this message at Feb 21, 2019 around 00:10

GoutPatrol
Oct 17, 2009

Coal Jobs for the Coal God


Nap Ghost

Rick posted:

It's funny as someone who doesn't watch the regular NXT TV I was like "oh I guess after that last Takeover they decided/Ciampa tricked Gargano in to teaming up." And I swore after the match on Raw I saw Ciampa at one point beckon Gargano into the ring like he was puppet mastering him. So I didn't see it as torpedoing But for all I know they could be completely fighting on the regular TV though.

Remember how Jim Cornette would cry big salty tears about how the Bashams were called up, ruining his perfect storyline

Fauxhawk Express
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake

Jerusalem posted:

I have no doubt that Ciampa and Gargano are gonna do what they can to maintain the NXT storyline until they get the word things are changing on NXT itself, but they are also at the whim of Vince deciding on a dime he wants them to be long-lost brothers who have exploring the mysterious Orient for the last ten years next week.

hell yeah time for DIY Chu-Hi

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


I love how much WOR content we're getting but I can't keep up! I hope I didn't miss any great mailbag inspired stories this morning.

STONE COLD 64
Oct 20, 2006

austin 3:16 says shut up. shut hte fuck up. where is my beer. i need hel

MassRafTer posted:

I love how much WOR content we're getting but I can't keep up! I hope I didn't miss any great mailbag inspired stories this morning.

they went in depth on the plant that was on Donahue

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


STONE COLD 64 posted:

they went in depth on the plant that was on Donahue

That poo poo was crazy - "go back to the rock you crawled out from under"

Dave said he's absolutely loved doing the WORs like this but it can't continue once he's back to writing properly again.

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


BREAK HIS THUMBS

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Have you seen his biceps? I ain't getting within a mile of him if I'm feeling violent.

Incessant Excess
Aug 15, 2005

Cause of glitch:
Pretentiousness


Jerusalem posted:

Dave said he's absolutely loved doing the WORs like this but it can't continue once he's back to writing properly again.

Would it really be a great loss if he just didn't?

STONE COLD 64
Oct 20, 2006

austin 3:16 says shut up. shut hte fuck up. where is my beer. i need hel

for really in depth editorials biographies and history writeups, plus the in-between the lines style daveisms it really would be.

davidbix
Jun 14, 2016
Congrats to Bix on his fav character King K Rool getting into smash!

STONE COLD 64 posted:

they went in depth on the plant that was on Donahue
I have a scan of the Pro Wrestling Spotlight newsletter that has the transcript of John Arezzi's conversation with "Barney." Lemme go dig that up...

Incessant Excess posted:

Would it really be a great loss if he just didn't?
I've long thought Dave should move towards a model where he's writing as much as he can throughout the week on the pay site and then the newsletter should be that stuff neatly edited together. Less ridiculous deadline crunches etc, for one, and no waiting until late Wednesday night for his reportage on big stories.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Incessant Excess posted:

Would it really be a great loss if he just didn't?

Absolutely it would be. There's a depth to the newsletters that just isn't really possible in audio (without being a 4 hour long info-dump), and he covers such a wide range of pro-wrestling that there is something in there for everybody.

davidbix
Jun 14, 2016
Congrats to Bix on his fav character King K Rool getting into smash!

STONE COLD 64 posted:

they went in depth on the plant that was on Donahue
Since these are high res scans I ain't embedding them and mucking up the formatting (wish this board had a thumbnail function...), but if you wanna read the transcript of John Arezzi's conversation with "Barney," I just uploaded it to an Imgur album: https://imgur.com/a/oYNEVh2

TTBF
Sep 14, 2005

Staying healthy due to sheer coincidence.

davidbix posted:

Since these are high res scans I ain't embedding them and mucking up the formatting (wish this board had a thumbnail function...),

use timg instead of img in the tag and it'll thumbnail it.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


davidbix posted:

Since these are high res scans I ain't embedding them and mucking up the formatting (wish this board had a thumbnail function...), but if you wanna read the transcript of John Arezzi's conversation with "Barney," I just uploaded it to an Imgur album: https://imgur.com/a/oYNEVh2

Thanks for posting these, I appreciate it.

In regards to thumbnails, imgur does have a function where you can pick "generate links" from the drop down menu (it normally says "view info") and it will give you the option to select a linked bbcode and you can set multiple images to different preview sizes. It is how I do all my gifs over in the gifs thread.

I Before E
Jul 2, 2012

"Why yes, this is a tie with dollar signs on it.

Jealous?"

VJeff posted:

btw just so you guys know every time you say Pacific Rim and it's not about giant robots you're killing me a little.

One's a good way to spend two hours, the other has Charlie Hunnam

Angry Grimace
Jul 29, 2010



Big news day on WOR what with Meltzerís review of various made for TV wrestling movies.

Lone Goat
Apr 16, 2003

When life gives you lemons, suplex those lemons.



serendipitous moment on today's WOR with Dave (nxt taping spoilers) forgetting the name of the Forgotten Sons

rovert
Jun 10, 2013

The greatest Wrestling Twitter Champion of all time


Personally, I haven't been impressed with the amount or quality of news coming from Meltzer recently. When he first got injured he said he'd be working his sources more. In the last two weeks, there has been a crazy increase in the amount of speculation, Alvarez style flippant assumptions and then later in the week zero follow up stories coming from the WWE tapings. Haven't seen the dividends of him having more time.

Loved the Donahue retro audios don't get me wrong.

Angry Grimace
Jul 29, 2010



Itís because the vast majority of the newsletter isnít actually interesting and thereís nothing actually going on.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013

The greatest Wrestling Twitter Champion of all time


Angry Grimace posted:

Itís because the vast majority of the newsletter isnít actually interesting and thereís nothing actually going on.

There actually is.

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with


So why don't you scoop Meltzer, scoopsman?

Angry Grimace
Jul 29, 2010



rovert posted:

There actually is.

...such as?

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


Tricking a kid who was molested by someone in your company into defending your company on national TV and then reneging on promises to said kid is some of the loving lowest poo poo a person could do. But it's Vince McMahon so it's not even top 5.

long-ass nips Diane
Dec 13, 2010

Breathe.



Rov mentioned something big that he can't talk about that he hopes breaks soon (shocking, I know) in the WWE thread

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Angry Grimace
Jul 29, 2010



long-rear end nips Diane posted:

Rov mentioned something big that he can't talk about that he hopes breaks soon (shocking, I know) in the WWE thread

So nothing then.

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