Official Wrasslin' Thread (renamed to reflect the discussion) (7 Viewers)

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Don’t normally post rumors but:


  • We’ve got out latest list of WWE banned words, courtesy of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Blood, choke, belt, strap, diva, head shot, trauma, kayfabe, Mofos, house show, DQ, The Anti-Diva, spinal injuries, victim, violence, violent, wrestling, wrestlers, WWF, wifebeater, curb stomp, phrases including the word “push” and “being over,” babyface, heel, job, jobber, card, strangle, kill and murder.
WWF? Lmao.
 

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Wasn't Bruno Sammartino champ for like 4-5 years straight? I can see them trying to make Roman the new version of him. Definitely still crazy but wouldn't surprise me.

Different era where TV existed only to sell tickets to live events and the champ was rarely on, anyway. You only got to see Bruno a handful of times a year (if that).

Even through the Hogan era the champ wasn't wrestling on TV every week. Maybe you'd get a promo or something to sell tickets or ppvs but that was it.

Those kind of insanely long reigns won't ever happen again. They'd kill interest in this day and age.
 

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So I see some are posting about Johnny Wrestling's contract about to expire. Does he stay or does he go? And if he does walk, where?
 

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I think if he stays or leaves all depends on the new direction of NXT. My guess he leaves but not sure where he would go plus would he really leave given that Candice is pregnant
 

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  • wifebeater, curb stomp, phrases including the word “push” and “being over,” babyface, heel, job, jobber, card, strangle, kill and murder.

Someone in WWE has started feed Meltzer info after the NXT thing. He had very little tangible stuff from there for a while indicating his sources had moved on, but he's getting specific stuff again.
 

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Different era where TV existed only to sell tickets to live events and the champ was rarely on, anyway. You only got to see Bruno a handful of times a year (if that).

Even through the Hogan era the champ wasn't wrestling on TV every week. Maybe you'd get a promo or something to sell tickets or ppvs but that was it.

Those kind of insanely long reigns won't ever happen again. They'd kill interest in this day and age.
Even Flair didn’t wrestle all that often on TV during that time period. All I remember are his promos being on tv
 

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Even Flair didn’t wrestle all that often on TV during that time period. All I remember are his promos being on tv
Yeah, the champion was a major attraction and they took a less is more approach. On top of that, TV was secondary to live gate and was mostly job matches and midcard guys, then maybe a promo from the champ to sell the next big live show or PPV once those came along in the 80s.
 

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Raw saw a 17.3% drop in their 18-49 demographic rating this week -- from 0.52 down to 0.43 (their lowest since July 5th). I'm going to have a field day with it when Meltzer credits that to AEW and not to Raw's being up against the season debut of MNF.
 
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Raw saw a 17.3% drop in their 18-49 demographic rating this week -- from 0.52 down to 0.43 (their lowest since July 5th). I'm going to have a field day with it when Meltzer credits that to AEW and not to Raw's being up against the season debut of MNF.
He's not going to. He's already credited it to football. But the hotshotting was in response to AEW, hoping to draw eyes back to the product knowing it was going up against football. This isn't hard to figure out, honestly.
 

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Raw saw a 17.3% drop in their 18-49 demographic rating this week -- from 0.52 down to 0.43 (their lowest since July 5th). I'm going to have a field day with it when Meltzer credits that to AEW and not to Raw's being up against the season debut of MNF.

I mean, he won't do that. He's always talking about how MNF impacts Raw's ratings.
 

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Nice strawman. Of course he is wrong sometimes, just not in this case. You'd have to believe they just realized MNF was happening and completely scrapped their plans to compete with the game. I mean, is that what you're saying about them?
You obviously haven't watched a lot of Raw if you haven't noticed they've done it many times already.
 

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I'll add this: Meltzer has long been a divisive figure and certainly has many shortcomings, but the weird fantasy version of him that exists in some people's heads has very little basis in reality.
 

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