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posted on 10-11-2019 at 05:44 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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Anybody watch this? I just finished watching this on the YouTubes, and it was fun. I really enjoyed that the production style was very much a throwback to the old Mid-Atlantic studio shows, all the way from the ring apron, squash matches against jobbers, and especially the post-match interview area. This is a nice alternative for those who have a soft spot for those old NWA shows, which is fitting since this is NWA.

I don't know how long this is going to last, but it's a pretty decent low-cost way to keep the NWA going.


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posted on 10-12-2019 at 06:36 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I watched some of the first ep and completely agree. And fucking DOKKEN does the theme song!! How much more of an alternative to the current product can you get?!

Also, there is no more fitting a name than Camille Brickhouse. That girl is a fucking SMOKE SHOW.





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posted on 10-12-2019 at 09:45 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
The presentation and feel was great.

Still not a fan of Magnus and kind of wish James Storm was the main guy instead of him, but props to him for busting his ass for over a year(maybe 2?) to make this happen.

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posted on 10-14-2019 at 03:26 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Read somewhere that between what’s already taped and upcoming scheduled tapings there’ll be at least eight episodes. After that not sure. Corgan I believe has said that they’re losing money doing these tapings but hoping to find a distributor they can sell it to. Guess it depends on if something comes through and/or how much Corgan is willing to sink into the project.

And I enjoyed it very much as well. I like the announce team, I like the interview set, they have enough names that I already know to grab my attention and help get over names that I might not now, and the old school setup gives it a distinctly different feel than any other product out there right now. I don’t know how long it will run or what the ceiling is for this type of show in this day and age, but I’m enjoying it while I can and it’s very impressive what Billy has been able to do with a brand that was for all intents and purposes dead when he acquired it.





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posted on 10-15-2019 at 11:43 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Second episode was just as good. Nice to see Sandow again and proving he's still fun on the mic.
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posted on 10-17-2019 at 01:57 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Yeah, I popped for Sandow’s appearance. A hell of a talent, and he’s been off the map long enough to feel fresh and avoid any “WWE retread” stigma. He’s still got it on the mic, I even felt a slight Andy Kaufman vibe from his promo. Will be very interested to see where they go with him.

Cabana and Anderson make a hell of a fun veteran babyface team. I don’t know if they plan on rolling with them as a team full time or if they’ll be primarily singles but they could do a lot worse than going back to those two as a unit, even if it’s only from time to time.

Couple good showcases for Allysin Kay and Ricky Starks (also liked their opponents...Ashley Vox is really good, and Trevor Murdoch fits well with the old time feel of the show) and a tag team brawl that presumably sets up new challengers to end the show, and you got a really strong, fun second effort.

They’ve also announced another PPV for December and a couple TV taping dates following, so sounds like we’ll be getting more episodes at least into the new year.





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Yeah - gotta say I'm fully invested in this. It took me a moment - I could never get into "THE STUDIO WRESTLING EXPERIENCE" as a kid so I had to get over some childhood bias' for the first 5-10 minutes but once I did - straight up LOVED IT.

I don't know if I have much more to offer here that hasn't already be said. That said - it bears repeating:

Love the production style - it sets itself up as a real alternative to everything else out there. I'd call this the heir apparent to Lucha Underground with the difference being LU pushed the studio style forward whereas this is a throwback.

They are doing a great job establishing their roster and I enjoy seeing lot's of guys that I'm familiar with through seeing them elsewhere or just seeing their name around through the years.

The wrestlers I don't know - they are doing a solid job establishing them.

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posted on 10-18-2019 at 04:13 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Just binged both episodes on Youtube and, yeah, it's a pretty fun little show. Lots of talents I recognize, some new faces. None of the wrestling has been mind-blowing, but it's watchable and quick enough that I don't get bored.

I enjoy Tim Storm a lot, just as a grizzled old dad-guy. Good storytelling in his title match, with him so desperate he even pulls out a low blow, but just can't get the job done.

Aldis I'm not super-sure on. He's the epitome of solid, but he's not that spectacular and I have no idea where this angle with his valet is meant to go. His British accent has faded a lot since he used to be on TNA.

Allysin Kay is a good women's champ, but I'd definitely like to see more of the roster. They should try and bring in Mercedes Martinez, she seems like a perfect fit.

While I find a lot of Cornette's jackassery on the internet loathesome, he's still a good commentator and, other than the occasional dumb aside about 'cosplayers', he was enjoyable.





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posted on 10-23-2019 at 03:30 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Episode 3 is up. Is it weird to say I would watch a porn movie starring Krystal Rose?!? Maybe I'm just showing my age!

Really digging this "what I grew up with" style show!!!







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posted on 10-23-2019 at 11:18 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Probably the weakest episode yet from an in-ring standpoint, but still very solid.

One thing strange is that, while it's meant to be a very old school show, some of the heel and face lines are very muddy. A lot of the tippy top guys (Aldis, James Storm, Eli Drake) often speak and act in heelish ways, but then they're arguing with clear heels or coming to the aid of clear babyfaces like Tim Storm. I don't really mind it, it's just interesting to see in a throwback fed.

I wish Aron Stevens was a better in-ring wrestler, because he's great on the mic and his new thespian gimmick is very fun.

Every segment should have Eddie Kingston on the mic.





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Top heel screwing another heel because the plucky face would be easier to deal with is an interesting angle to explore. Like, what would be the endgame on that? Cabana realizing Aldis only helped him because Aldis sees him as a joke and getting motivated to really take it to him?

Also, this show needs more Kamille.

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posted on 11-8-2019 at 04:15 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I don’t watch...

Have they given Eddie Kingston the belt yet?

If they do that, I’ll watch. Otherwise, they’re just wasting him.

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posted on 11-8-2019 at 04:25 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Thing is Aldis really hasn’t been presented as a heel through the run of Power so far. He beat Tim Storm in the first episode but won cleanly despite Storm’s willingness to cheat. Then he came to Colt’s defense against Storm and was set to give Storm a title shot had Storm’s team won the six-man tag last week. The closest they’ve gotten to heelishness was the bit where he argues with the announcer about Kamille’s unwillingness to talk, but beyond that nothing really.

Could be what you’re suggesting and I guess that would be the logical endgame, but they’ve already talked on commentary about how Colt can be all fun and games one moment but flip a switch and get serious when the time comes for it.

I genuinely don’t know where they’ll go with this, and I’m very happy about that.

Other highlights for me the last few weeks: Aaron Stevens continues to be a lot of fun (but for the love of god ditch the flesh-colored trunks please), Eli Drake’s been great as the little shit-stirrer playing everyone against everyone else and sowing chaos, and I’m looking forward even more to the Retromania game coming out next year now with the NWA involvement.

Edit: Right now Kingston and Homicide are part of the tag title picture (though not the champs). All the same, his stuff is some of the best on the show and totally worth watching, as is most everything else they’re doing.

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posted on 11-8-2019 at 04:38 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Eddie kingston should have been feuding with John Cena in 2008.

The only promotion that ever used him right was CHIKARA. I hope NWA capitalizes on his ability to emote and illicit a crowd response.

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posted on 11-11-2019 at 09:28 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by CamstunPWG187
Eddie kingston should have been feuding with John Cena in 2008.

The only promotion that ever used him right was CHIKARA. I hope NWA capitalizes on his ability to emote and illicit a crowd response.


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Kind of funny that the NWA is presenting itself as a throwback to serious, sports-like wrestling and the guy whose called the Qustion Mark has gotten crazy over.
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posted on 11-20-2019 at 04:34 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Seems Jim Cornette got in trouble tonite. He made a comment about Trevor Murdoch and NWA's David Lagana had to issue this statement....

"On tonight's episode of NWA Powerr airing on November 19th 2019, one of our talents made comments which some viewers found offensive. We deeply regret the error and apologize.

We have temporarily taken the program down while we correct this error."


Something about Trevor riding a motorscooter thru Ethiopia with a bucket of chicken on his back, which can be viewed here...







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Kind of funny that the NWA is presenting itself as a throwback to serious, sports-like wrestling and the guy whose called the Qustion Mark has gotten crazy over.


Yeah...but the Question Mark and Aron Stevens make a great team, especially with the crowd reactions to both! Stevens is milking it for all he's worth!!! The "karate" at the end made me laugh!!!



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posted on 11-20-2019 at 05:34 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Cornette being a racist is not new.

It's kind of amazing that nobody who works there in the editing or producing process heard that pile of garbage and said "Hey, maybe we should edit out this incredibly racist joke".





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posted on 11-20-2019 at 06:06 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Somebody with some insane Googling skills quickly found an old Cornette promo where he said the exact same line. A properly worded apology(not a BS ''sorry you were offended'' statement) should get him off the hook if he plays it off as an old go-to line slipping through.

The NWA editing team on the other hand are fucked. Maybe they were going all in with the throwback feel and figured a little casual racism would make it more authentic.

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posted on 11-20-2019 at 06:08 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
it’s not even how racist it is...it’s how insensitive it was to an entire nation of people who have suffered famine and poverty for centuries. He could have forgone the Fried chicken comment and said “satchel of sandwiches” and it STILL would have been a horrible comment.

It’s also on the producers and editors. They let that STUDIO WRESTLING show air after having done hours of editing and listening to it. They should get just as much flack as Cornette for this.

It sucks, though. I like Cornette. He’s a liberal who hates Trump and he makes a lot of great rants/points about things that suck in the business. Shame he has that old 70’s/80’s mentality where making racist jokes is a thing. I’m sure he’ll give a lousy apology about it, too.

One thing I’ll take as a positive though...Fried Chicken IS quite a popular dish in Ethiopia. So, if you’re gonna make an insensitive, racist joke, might as well be factual!

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posted on 11-20-2019 at 04:43 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
According to their official Twitter, Jim Cornette resigned from the NWA this morning.





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posted on 11-20-2019 at 05:11 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Saw that. Unfortunate, because he really is the perfect guy to be doing color on a show like this. Also because while it was certainly insensitive and inappropriate, I didn’t take any racist meaning from it (though I could understand why someone might). It seemed clear that the Ethiopia nod was in reference to starvation rather than ethnicity. Which again, certainly has no place on their show but it seems like they could offer an apology and a charitable donation and it would likely blow over.

I hope this is of Cornette’s own volition and not him being shoved out. It isn’t like this was live TV, these were taped back at the beginning of October and there had to have been several people (probably including Lagana and Corgan, it isn’t like the NWA is that huge of an operation) who heard the remarks and thought nothing of it. It would be pretty shitty of them to throw him under the bus this long after the fact just because they didn’t realize there’d be any issues.





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Originally posted by Cherokee Jack It seemed clear that the Ethiopia nod was in reference to starvation rather than ethnicity.


Yeah. It was really just Cornette's iteration of the old joke from the 1980's, which was a gallows humour reaction when things like Live Aid, Band Aid, etc dominated the media as news of the Ethiopian famine because widely known. "What's the fastest land animal in the world? A chicken in Ethiopia". Cornette kind of botched it by changing it to fried chicken, which unfortunately brings in all the America-centric racist connotations. Him being a Southerner just makes it that much more difficult for NWA to walk away from. It's dumb, and badly out of date, but it's no where near as openly horrible as the time Vince did the backstage skit with Booker & Sharmell when he said "my nigga" to them. Cornette's old and this is really just an "OK boomer" moment for him than him putting any active or heartfelt malice on display.





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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Man, back when I was a kid we bought those "Truly Tastleless Jokes" books and they had an entire section of Ethopian jokes.

Guess times have changed ever so slightly.

Bad on Cornette for not realizing this and making the joke. Worse on NWA for not catching this joke when the show was taped what, like a month ago??

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