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Author: Subject: Rumor Crap 2018: Part III
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posted on 11-10-2018 at 01:28 PM Edit Post
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I've also seen a rumor that Braun lost to Lesnar to get the fans behind Braun in his chase to eventually get "these hands" on Brock.


This can't be true. If true, it's pretty much the dumbest idea ever. A guy like Braun Strowman shouldn't be booked like fucking Johnny Gargano.

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...and I strongly suspect, given his history and the ending of RAW, that McIntyre is set to be the chosen one.


Making Drew McIntyre the chosen one would rival booking Braun Strowman like fucking Johnny Gargano as the dumbest idea ever as he's pretty much the most boring wrestler of the 21st century.

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* Netflix is ending its deal with Lucha Underground and it is expected that the company will fold


Netflix ending its deal with Lucha Underground shouldn't be the death knell of Lucha Underground. I think it will always have the support of the El Rey Network. Unfortunately, I don't think it has the resources to do Lucha Underground justice. The fourth season of the show was shorter and poorer in quality than the first three, so I would believe what lz4005 said about the budget affecting the product. If only they could steal away TNA's financial backers, they could crank out quality television for years to come (after all, people who put money into TNA clearly don't care about turning a profit - they'd make the perfect investors for Lucha Underground).





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posted on 11-10-2018 at 04:26 PM Edit Post
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Originally posted by Paddlefoot
If people actually believe that Braun Strowman, one of the top-five hottest performers of the last two years, is gonna get diminished over something as stupid as showing up late or leaving the tape from his wrists on the locker-room floor then one of two things will be confirmed. One, Vince is really that crazy or, two, the dirtsheets and the IWC are that genuinely stupid to believe that a businessman (who's run a wildly successful company for the last fifty years) like Vince really is that crazy.

If Braun gets less time it will be because he's been worn down by two years non-stop of being the centerpiece in major stories, travelling, and ring-action, and he simply needs a break. It's a fuck of lot more logical than thinking the rest of the men's roster managed to get him de-pushed because their feelings got hurt by him showing up late and leaving early and giving the arena janitorial staff some extra minor cleaning up to do.

[Edited on 11/9/2018 by Paddlefoot]


Exactly. Bad knees will stop a push. Failing a drug test will stop a push. Being HABITUALLY late or lazy will stop a push. If he has shown a pattern of showing up late and management already warned him about it that’s one thing, but in what world would any company stop a cash cow on a whim without a warning?

Not picking up your wrist tape or accidentally shaking someone’s hand too hard or similar nonsense is just ... well ... nonsense.

It’s 2018. Braun is a cash cow who obliterates everyone on the roster who isn’t Lesnar or Roman. Essentially every report about “backstage heat” for the last few years has been a load of bullshit except for Enzo.

It staggers my brain daily that some of you guys listen to the Meltzer’s of the world. He’s throwing shit against the wall. Sometimes he’ll be right, and when he isn’t he can fall back on vagueries like “sources”. Meanwhile I get called an idiot for sticking to my overall hypothesis of “the McMahon family really likes money” and just follow the clues from there.

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posted on 11-10-2018 at 07:59 PM Edit Post
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Making Drew McIntyre the chosen one would rival booking Braun Strowman like fucking Johnny Gargano as the dumbest idea ever as he's pretty much the most boring wrestler of the 21st century.









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posted on 11-10-2018 at 10:40 PM Edit Post
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This is I think is very much a truth that hasn't entirely filtered its way into wrestling journalism/rumorz circles. Some of them even mourn its passing, as if toxic locker rooms full of bullies and byzantine codes of behavior is a better work environment than boring corporate safety. It doesn't help that WWE and wrestlers themselves tend to lionize the 'good old days' without paying much attention to the massive warts.


Stone Cold had indy wrestler WALTER on his podcast and the kid said that the locker-room is now vastly different today when it comes to partying after a show. He said most of the guys don't do anything more severe than having a few beers together and that's about it. He also said that the talent are far more likely now to use cannibis and other more healthy alternatives than opioids when it comes to pain control for injuries, and if they're able to do that it also mean that the promos are no longer taking failed tests for pot use as some kind of a reason to punish the users. It's not that behaviour is being enforced from above but more that the new breed is much more health conscious than the previous generations were. IMO there's also no way these younger guys weren't influenced by the epidemic of deaths from overdoses and suicides of wrestlers from the 1980's and 90's - obviously they were badly spooked by the incessant deaths and are trying to live cleaner in order to avoid the same fate. Obviously there'll probably be no way to end the concussion problems given the nature of in-ring activity but there really is no reason anymore to continue the "traditional" insanity that was going on with really bad alcohol and drug abuse that the previous generation was engaging in.

As for Stone Cold himself he said he's been working out like crazy, doing DDP Yoga, and has even been alcohol-free for several weeks straight now. He says he's feeling great as a result. No more Steveweisers, keggers, stein-hoists, or beer-blasts at the Broken Skull Ranch? Cats and dogs living together? Girls will be boys and boys will be girls? Has the world gone topsy-turvy?





Well you know, just because these young men have little education and live in squalor, it doesn't entitle them to commit antisocial behaviour and get away with it.

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posted on 11-11-2018 at 01:36 AM Edit Post
I don't see being late, bailing early as being the same as not shaking someone's hand...

If I'm looking at someone who is chronically late I think it speaks to dependability; If "you" can't show up to your job you've got now on time and are itching to get out the door at the first chance you get I think it's fair to wonder, and this isn't specific to Braun, just how committed one is. I mean how would it be once the WWE machine is behind you and you're jumping from one appearance after another; or as much as the WWE probably shouldn't be rewriting shows on the fly what if you're needed for a pre-tape or something?

Now in saying that I do think that the WWE's business approach of hurry up and wait... ie we want you in the building between these hours is probably a bit dumb considering how much time all these folks are on the road; you'd think being a bit more organized and considerate to their time as well would be great... But it isn't; and everyone knows it so if you want to get ahead in the game you've gotta play by their rules sometimes; and if that means being on time then so be it.

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posted on 11-11-2018 at 03:43 AM Edit Post
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As for Stone Cold himself he said he's been working out like crazy, doing DDP Yoga, and has even been alcohol-free for several weeks straight now. He says he's feeling great as a result. No more Steveweisers, keggers, stein-hoists, or beer-blasts at the Broken Skull Ranch? Cats and dogs living together? Girls will be boys and boys will be girls? Has the world gone topsy-turvy?


Let's, uh, just pump the brakes a bit, okay? I mean, if an Esteemed Redneck In Good Standing can't tune the ol' lady up for getting out of line every once in a while, then what kind of a chance do the rest of us have against #WOMYN? Heed my warning, fellas. Give 'em an inch... and they'll take half.

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posted on 11-11-2018 at 05:28 AM Edit Post
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Give 'em an inch... and they'll take half.




I swore off clicking your links a while ago, but I clicked that one half-expecting John Wayne Bobbit porn....

....I'm a little disappointed, Janard.

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posted on 11-11-2018 at 09:07 PM Edit Post
* it's now reported that Alexa Bliss took "more than one" concussion in too short a period of time; as such her time as a manager, or any other non-wrestling role, will be considered indefinite until WWE is confident that she'll be able perform in-ring again without risking further cranial injuries





Well you know, just because these young men have little education and live in squalor, it doesn't entitle them to commit antisocial behaviour and get away with it.

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