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    Re: News And Rumors Tidbits. *May Contain Spoilers*

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuji Vice View Post
    I hope it’s true because I do like Bischoff, and I’ll be glad if he gets as far away from this company as possible. That’s what I call the goodest shit.

    Also, I just read that Tyson Fury is making something like $15 million for the Braun Strowman match. Fuck...this...company.

    Currently enjoying a plate of Pulpo Gallego via Tapastalk.
    Every little bit of news over the past week has just made me feel better and better about cancelling the Network and not watching any of the shows. fucking this company hard.

    That money going to Fury is even more confounding when you realize that pretty much no one is going to tune in who wasn't already tuned it to watch it. This isn't going to bring back any lapsed viewers or attract any boxing lovers to the WWE. It will not move the needle at all.

    Yet this company "can't afford" to provide health coverage, proper benefits, or a pension plan to its employees. It can't cover their travels costs. It has to keep them as private contractors even though they clearly are not, because making a billion dollars on each of the TV deals isn't nearly enough. The money being spent on Fury would pretty much cover full benefits for the entire roster for the next year.
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    Re: News And Rumors Tidbits. *May Contain Spoilers*

    If this is true it's brilliant news for Bischoff, he can get away with his reputation in tact!

    As for Fury getting $15m for this show (He'll also knock out Strowman btw, no way is he getting beat with Wilder on the horizon) that's nothing compared to the money they're getting for Crown Jewel again. Out of interest, how much is Cain getting? He must be on a decent whack of money for his "long term" deal.
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    WWE continues to become more terrible in almost all aspects outside of NXT, it seems.

    Seriously, the only stuff I can tolerate and watch anymore is Asuka/Kairi stuff on the main roster. (besides NXT).
    Everything will surely be alright.



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    The Tyson Fury purse is ridiculous considering A) it's a free event on the network, B) it's for a show in Saudi Arabia where the draw for the live crowd is the WWE brand itself, C) it's a bad PR move from the off because of his past comments D) paying a part timer non-wrestler that much is going to create moral problems backstage with your wrestlers that don't make anywhere close to that for a whole year on the road E) you're doing this the same exact time as the Cain stuff so it doesn't stand out as much F) You're scripting Tyson so you're taking away his natural charisma and his segments come off so stage G) you're doing it with Braun fucking Strowman that fans gave up on a year ago. I think it's Fox's fingerprints on the deal more than KSA given the stories we heard where the Prince was only interested in wrestlers from the 1990s, so I doubt a current boxer was top of his wishlist.

    I think there has been some improvements to Raw since Heyman took over. Becky's year greatly improved once they moved her away from Seth and onto Sasha for example. The Fiend is leaving for SD so the lamest part of the show will be off his hands soon enough

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    Re: News And Rumors Tidbits. *May Contain Spoilers*



    seems true

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    Re: News And Rumors Tidbits. *May Contain Spoilers*

    Bryan Alvarez on Eric Bischoff: "I heard that he didn't know anybody, he didn't know any of the talent, he didn't go out of his way to learn about anything, he would leave and no one could get a hold of him, I heard zero good things about Eric Bischoff."
    Damn, brother!

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    Re: News And Rumors Tidbits. *May Contain Spoilers*

    So if anyone is wondering about current Mania championship match rumors, its expected to be Lashley defending against Cain Velasquez for the Universal Championship. Supposedly, Lashley will.beat Rollins and Velasquez will win the Rumble.

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    Re: News And Rumors Tidbits. *May Contain Spoilers*

    Quote Originally Posted by Sayer View Post
    So if anyone is wondering about current Mania championship match rumors, its expected to be Lashley defending against Cain Velasquez for the Universal Championship. Supposedly, Lashley will.beat Rollins and Velasquez will win the Rumble.
    It sounds so bad and random I feel like this could be true.



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    Re: News And Rumors Tidbits. *May Contain Spoilers*

    Quote Originally Posted by Sayer View Post
    So if anyone is wondering about current Mania championship match rumors, its expected to be Lashley defending against Cain Velasquez for the Universal Championship. Supposedly, Lashley will.beat Rollins and Velasquez will win the Rumble.
    They struggled to keep people interested through an eight hour Mania to see Becky's big moment. How does Lashley /Cain not become the least watched mania main event of at least the modern Era?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    They struggled to keep people interested through an eight hour Mania to see Becky's big moment. How does Lashley /Cain not become the least watched mania main event of at least the modern Era?
    It definitely wouldn't main event. Would be surprised if Brock Lesnar wasnt main eventing again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayer View Post
    So if anyone is wondering about current Mania championship match rumors, its expected to be Lashley defending against Cain Velasquez for the Universal Championship. Supposedly, Lashley will.beat Rollins and Velasquez will win the Rumble.
    I can’t wait. They’re really tapping into what the fans want to see.

    The best shit.




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    Re: News And Rumors Tidbits. *May Contain Spoilers*

    I can't see Lashley being in the main event of Mania in a million years.

    I'd put £100 on it...
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    Re: News And Rumors Tidbits. *May Contain Spoilers*

    At least the Universal Title match. Supposedly this is what USA wants and the reason Cain was not drafted.

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    Looking forward to seeing Lashley’s progression from cucking Rusev to facing Cain Velasquez though.




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    Re: News And Rumors Tidbits. *May Contain Spoilers*

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Snow View Post
    It definitely wouldn't main event. Would be surprised if Brock Lesnar wasnt main eventing again.
    Good point. Brain farted on the fact that the main title rarely main events anymore.


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    Gotta have some lame matches for wrestling fans to take a bathroom break, and a match like that would get some headlines outside of the wrestling world.

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    Re: News And Rumors Tidbits. *May Contain Spoilers*

    If that Mania match is legit, the part that jumps out to be most is the "USA wants". A couple of podcasts have made this point - the money that both USA and Fox are paying means that are less likely to be hands-off of the product, especially if ratings flag. Raw has been on USA for a long time, but they've basically let the WWE do as they pleased. With a lot more money involved, that's less likely to happen now. And Fox is definitely hands-on. The more that ratings flounder, the more hands on the networks are probably going to be.
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    I wonder if the Fox deal really is a double edge sword, now instead of doing as you please on USA, Fox like you said seems to be very hands on. Once you go to a channel like Fox the expectations are much higher, and with the ratings they want they almost seem impossible to get. I read somewhere that Fox was expecting Ronda Rousey to be a cornerstone of their show, and that was a major blow when she was gone. So with all the extra money Fox is giving WWE now they are having to throw money at trying to gain ratings. Bringing back old school wrestlers, and people outside of the wrestling world, none of that can be cheap.

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    Speaking of Fox.......

    Alicia Fox has been moved to the Alumni section.


    Between her frequent issues backstage and off stage with booze and what not, not shocked.
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