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Jeremy : (13 August 2017 - 08:56 PM) :(
Philip C. : (12 August 2017 - 05:43 PM) We need to get busy here agin for Summerslam haha. There's more spam bots than real people posting at the minute :(
Jeremy : (31 July 2017 - 12:57 AM) Anybody ever play HuniePop? This game is hilariously awesome
Jeremy : (30 July 2017 - 09:23 PM) :shifty:
KingOfMyWorld : (15 July 2017 - 04:02 PM) :bye:
Jeremy : (15 July 2017 - 03:20 PM) Hey!
KingOfMyWorld : (07 June 2017 - 08:55 AM) They made a variation this week with Big Cass getting attacked, I think it's a swerve though...
Jeremy : (06 June 2017 - 02:34 AM) That 2002 program (I think?) was when I first started getting back into wrestling after like '97-'98. I missed the good parts of the Attitude Era <_<
KingOfMyWorld : (01 June 2017 - 07:32 AM) The Enzo and Cass storyline mimics the HBK and HHH storyline from when HHH smashed HBK into the car window.
KingOfMyWorld : (01 June 2017 - 07:06 AM) I'm only keeping up with the weekly shows through youtube at this point, still watch the network ppv's but usually not live.
Jeremy : (01 June 2017 - 02:16 AM) I haven't watched Raw in a while and I wondered when they'd turn Cass on Enzo and begin the push. Guess it's going now?
KingOfMyWorld : (30 May 2017 - 10:40 PM) Does anybody not believe Big Cass is the one who attacked Enzo... I mean come on...
KingOfMyWorld : (23 May 2017 - 03:31 AM) The UK stuff was really good, the match was excellent at Takeover.
Turn_The_Page : (22 May 2017 - 01:20 PM) I wanna check out the special they had on Friday
Turn_The_Page : (22 May 2017 - 01:19 PM) the match on Saturday was crazy. I enjoyed the UK tournament because it was something unique on WWE TV (I don't keep up with much of the indies so WWE is about all I see)
Jeremy : (20 May 2017 - 11:38 PM) Haven't watched any of the UK stuff (including the two-day tourney), but I love the look of that belt. And I REALLY hope Dunne wins tonight. Or actually, I don't care if he wins, I just want to see him on the main roster exactly how he is now.
KingOfMyWorld : (03 May 2017 - 07:19 PM) Robots crawl the web looking for forums now, you'll notice if you don't ban one it usually sticks to spamming one thread, because it's the one the robot found first.
Jeff : (01 May 2017 - 07:10 AM) I wonder why that started to begin with. So strange
Jeremy : (29 April 2017 - 11:41 PM) :lol:
The Great SrH : (27 April 2017 - 11:22 PM) Agreed! It's a shame we couldn't ever stop that bot attack thing too. I think we'd go unnoticed if that never happened

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Billy Corgan buying Rights to National Wrestling Alliance

02 May 2017 - 02:33 AM

National Wrestling Alliance:
 
I am very excited for the future of the NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE.
 
As everyone knows by now - Billy Corgan and I have agreed on principle regarding his acquisition of the NWA brand. This decision comes after many weeks of negotiation and deep consideration.
 
Although Billy Corgan may be a fresh face to wrestling - he is an extremely successful businessman and has a deep admiration and respect for the NWA. He is also putting together a very strong team.
 
With the capital and business acumen that Billy Corgan brings to the table - I am confident that he has the ability to take the NWA to the next level. And I have promised to do all I can to help him succeed. I ask you to join me in supporting the new NWA regime in the future.
 
I am not leaving wrestling - but after four years at the helm of the NWA - I look forward to stepping back and allowing someone new and passionate to take control of this great and noble organization.
 
Thank you to everyone who has supported the NWA over the years and during my tenure. I also want to publicly thank Billy Corgan for his confidence and respect for this iconic brand.
 
The next few months are going to be really exciting for the National Wrestling Alliance - but most of all for the fans!

TNA is DOOMED 2017 Edition (TNA|IMPACT Dies, GFW to Replace)

05 January 2017 - 02:19 AM

Anthem Sports & Entertainment Forms Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC, Acquires Control of IMPACT Wrestling
 
Toronto, Canada (January 4, 2017) – Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in TNA IMPACT Wrestling, and has formed Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC. Anthem also owns Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, which is IMPACT Wrestling’s exclusive broadcast partner in Canada and worldwide digital partner.
 
“We are thrilled to have acquired TNA IMPACT Wrestling,” said Ed Nordholm, Executive Vice President of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., the parent of Fight Network. “As we grow Anthem’s linear, digital and mobile platforms globally, top tier content with global appeal is key to that success and this acquisition is a perfect strategic addition to our portfolio. IMPACT has been a dominant wrestling brand around the world for more than a decade and we are confident that Anthem can leverage its assets and strategic partnerships to take IMPACT Wrestling to even greater heights.”
 
Mr. Nordholm, who has been the managing director of the IMPACT Ventures Board of Managers since October 2016, will assume the position of President of Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC. Dixie Carter will resign from her position as Chairman of Impact Ventures and join the Advisory Board of Fight Media Group, which holds all of the combat sports-related assets of Anthem, where her focus will be on the global growth of the combat sports-related brands owned by Anthem.

 

 

I think at this point they should switch the name, it looks like it might be possible with them dumping TNA/IMPACT Ventures and forming Anthem Wrestling. 


Mike Goldberg leaving UFC...

29 December 2016 - 01:16 AM

Longtime UFC play-by-play announcer Mike Goldberg will be leaving the promotion after UFC 207.
 
It was originally announced by Entimports and later confirmed by Luke Thomas that Mike Goldberg and the UFC will be parting ways following Friday’s event. The UFC has yet to make an official announcement on the matter. We will update as soon as we have more information.
 
Goldberg began working for the UFC in 1997. His skills were so desired that the WWE tried to get sign him up to work for their RAW television program. He has done play-by-play for the Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild, and ESPN2.
 
Goldberg’s NFL debut was October 12, 2014. His error-filled NFL stint lasted exactly one game. He was also a Chicago Bulls sideline reporter during the Jordan years. He also has extensive collegiate basketball and football experience.
 
Given his resume, it’s safe to assume that Goldberg will land somewhere rather quickly. He’s probably negotiating several offers right now.
 
As for what the UFC will do without their staple commentator, it can be assumed that Goldberg will be replaced in the interim by Jon Anik, who handles FOX Sports 1 cards. Rumors have been circulating that the new ownership is looking for a more vanilla commentator like Jim Rome or Mario Lopez, but that is not confirmed.
 
One of the most experienced MMA play-by-play announcers, Mauro Ranallo, is currently serving as an announcer for WWE and will likely not be considered a candidate. Michael Schiavello also has loads of experience in the play-by-play role and has that seat in many promotions at the moment. Having “The Voice” become the voice of the UFC would please many hardcore fans.
 
For now, let’s all enjoy the classic “Here we go!” and “It is all over!” calls on Friday, because it is the last time we’ll hear them.
 
 

 

 

Anybody think WWE will make a play for him again? I remember way back when WWE tried to hire him and asked him to no-show the UFC event and show up unannounced on Monday. 


WWE Creating new UK Championship, WWE Network Tournament

15 December 2016 - 03:21 PM

WWE held a press conference this morning at the 02 in London, England, featuring Triple H announcing that the first ever WWE UK champion will be crowned the weekend of 1/14/17-1/15/17 via a two day tournament that will air live on the WWE Network.
 
The 16 competitor tournament will take place in Blackpool, England (hometown of William Regal) at the Empress Ballroom with tickets going on sale today.    The venue can hold upwards of 3,000 fans.
 
Welcome @McGuinnessNigel to the @WWE as part of the @WWE UK Championship Tournament! @WWEUK pic.twitter.com/BjVq87vla1
 
— WWE (@WWE) December 15, 2016
At the press conference, it was announced that former Ring of Honor champion Nigel McGuinness will be working as the co-host at the tournament, announcing with Michael Cole.  
 
This explains Ring of Honor's abrupt announcement that McGuinness had resigned as ROH Matchmaker.  There had been rumblings over the last 24 hours that McGuinness was going to work a 30 day tryout as a guest coach at the WWE Performance Center, but obviously WWE had a different role in mind for McGuinness.  McGuinness was a regular announcer for ROH TV before being shifted over to the Matchmaker role. 
 
Earlier this week, ROH sources initially attempted to describe the McGuinness exit to PWInsider as a potential move back to commentary.  As it turned out, that move was for WWE.   We are told ROH was not aware of any potential McGuinness exit until over the past weekend and they obviously were not happy about any of this, hence the abrupt dumping of him via their website announcement.  McGuinness, 40, was not under a ROH contract.
 
The WWE signing of McGuinness provides, finally, something of a happy ending for the former ROH champion.  As documented in his film "Last of McGuinness", he was offered a WWE deal in September 2006 but the deal was pulled after he disclosed a previous biceps injury during a medical pre-screening.  Although his own doctor had felt the injury was healed and was safe for performing in the ring, WWE's doctors instructed him to undergo a surgery to repair the old injury.  Not being financially able to afford the surgery, McGuinness declined and WWE pulled the deal.  He went on to work for TNA and as it turned out, the injury was never a factor again.  McGuinness' career would instead be curtailed after he came down with Hepatitis-C (something he has been cured of) and he retired at the end of 2011 as the door to WWE was obviously closed.  In his film, McGuinness, sometimes in heart-wrenching fashion, came to terms with his dreams of working for WWE not happening as he settled into retirement. 
 
During the conference, the implication was the UK championship tournament broadcasts could lead to regular WWE Network programming from the UK, similar to how the Cruiserweight Classic led the way to 205 Live.   The move to create programming from the UK is obviously a response to ITV filming a pilot (featuring WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross as the lead announcer) in advance of a potential series. 
 
The interesting back story there is that WWE has, over the last several years, attempted to purchase the pro wrestling-related material from old ITV World of Sport library for their own use, without success.  World of Sport was a sports anthology series that ran for 20 years on ITV and regularly featured pro wrestling personalities and matches from Europe.  When the decision was made in 1985 to cancel the series, it crippled homegrown pro wrestling in that region for many years.
 
In 2013, John Chapman licensed and filmed a World of Sport TV pilot that ITV opted not to pick up.  The online attention to that pilot led to WWE reaching out to ITV in 2014 to open communications about purchasing the library.  The acquisition never went down, but those two events may have started the process of ITV opting to launch their own pilot taping earlier this year - and with ITV seeking to lock in talents for the series, WWE is now playing leapfrog by announcing their own tournament with the idea of a regular WWE Network series being the carrot to catch their own crop of European talents.
 
With the rebirth of the European wrestling scene in recent years headed by promotions like PROGRESS Wrestling, Rev Pro, Insane Championship Wrestling and others, there is a massive wealth of pro wrestlers who, as of today, will be in more demand than ever. 
 
Talents announced by WWE for the tournament this morning include Trent Seven, Jack Starz, Pete Dunne, Wolfgang, Roy Johnson, Sam Gradwell, James Drake, Jordan Devlin, Tyler Bate, Joseph Conners, Tyson T. Bone, HC Dyer, Dan Moloney, Chris Tyler, Saxon Huxley, Ringo Ryan, Tiger Ali and Tucker.  Two competitors will be alternates.

 

 

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Hulu Begins Transition to Pay | Subscription Only Service

08 August 2016 - 05:18 PM

Hulu is moving to an all-subscription model, eliminating the ad-supported service that has let users watch thousands of TV episodes in the nine years since it first launched.
 
At the same time, Hulu has expanded its distribution deal with Yahoo, which is launching Yahoo View, a new ad-supported TV-streaming site with the five most recent episodes of shows from ABC, NBC and Fox — eight days after original air date — as well as other network shows, day-after clips, and full seasons of anime and Korean drama series. The free Hulu service will be phased out over the next few weeks.
 
 
The moves come less than a week after Time Warner announced that it is paying $583 million to take a 10% stake in Hulu, joining existing owners Disney, 21st Century Fox and Comcast.
 
“For the past couple years, we’ve been focused on building a subscription service that provides the deepest, most personalized content experience possible to our viewers,” Hulu senior VP and head of experience Ben Smith said in a statement. “As we have continued to enhance that offering with new originals, exclusive acquisitions, and movies, the free service became very limited and no longer aligned with the Hulu experience or content strategy.”
 
Hulu is focusing on subscriptions as it looks to ratchet up its competition with Netflix and Amazon Prime, its two key SVOD rivals. Hulu offers two subscription plans: $7.99 per month with commercials, and $11.99 per month without any ads.
 
 

 

 

Quite frankly, Fuck that... I'll pass on Hulu forever, mostly thanks to their 480p video and 4k ads.