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Unread 01-25-2019, 04:57 PM
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Cody put out a video today, there's a Double Or Nothing ticket announcement party on the 7th of February.
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Unread 02-07-2019, 10:36 PM
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Just got done watching that announcement party, streamed live over the YouTubes. Fantastic stuff.... big matches announced for Double or Nothing.

Looking forward to the show.

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Unread 02-07-2019, 11:09 PM
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The partnership with AAA is interesting with the Lucha Underground lawsuit by wrestlers who probably want to sign for AEW.

https://twitter.com/luchablog/status...83735453728768

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if you are to believe MGM, AAA/Dorian Roldan's side has control of who gets released from LU. Which would mean the people standing in the way of AEW signing Joey Ryan, Fenix and Penta is the company they just partnered with.
Obviously Penta & Fenix didn't sign those crap contracts.
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Unread 02-08-2019, 06:51 AM
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OMG, they got Yuka Sakazaki on the show! Now I absolutely have to watch it. Her and Jericho on the same show is 100% effective bait for my money, even if the rest of the show turns out crap.

I really should be happy that she's getting exposure on what's likely to be a major US event, but now I'm getting paranoid that she might get poached from TJPW. :/
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Unread 02-08-2019, 09:01 AM
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OMG, they got Yuka Sakazaki on the show! Now I absolutely have to watch it. Her and Jericho on the same show is 100% effective bait for my money, even if the rest of the show turns out crap.

I really should be happy that she's getting exposure on what's likely to be a major US event, but now I'm getting paranoid that she might get poached from TJPW. :/
Good to see a fellow Joshi fan on the boards. Stardom and DDT (mostly for TJPW) are the only wrestling services I subscribe to.

I assume Aja Kong and Yuka are event-only deals like when ROH fly in Stardom talent for Women of Honor.
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Unread 02-08-2019, 01:08 PM
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I was a little hesitant to post any actual news from the party - wasn't sure how the spoiler rules might apply, regarding that, and figured it might be best to just walk the path of caution.

Figure I do need to post something though, so here's the updated roster, copied and pasted from Facebook. Far as I know, it seems accurate.

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Male Wrestlers:

* Cody Rhodes (Executive Vice President)
* Matt Jackson (Executive Vice President)
* Nick Jackson (Executive Vice President)
* Kenny Omega (Executive Vice President)
* Chris Jericho
* Hangman Adam Page
* Christopher Daniels (Head of Talent Relations)
* Frankie Kazarian
* Scorpio Sky
* Pentagón, Jr.
* Rey Fénix
* MJF
* PAC
* Trent Barreta
* Chuck Taylor
* Jimmy Havoc
* Sammy Guevara
* Joey Janela
* Jungle Boy
* Sonny Kiss
* Cima

Female Wrestlers:

* Brandi Rhodes (Chief Brand Officer, Talent Scout)
* Britt Baker
* Penelope Ford
* Aja Kong
* Yuka Sakazaki
* Kylie Rae
* Nyla Rose

AEW Staff:

* Alex Marvez (Broadcast Team)
* Excalibur (Broadcast Team)
* Billy Gunn (Producer/Agent)
* BJ Whitmer (Producer/Agent)
* Michael Cuellari (Coordinator)
* Dana Massie (Chief Merchandise Officer)
* Chris Harrington (Vice President of Business Strategy)
* Tony Khan (President and Chief Executive Officer)
* Shahid Khan (Owner)
I'm sure if there's anything on there that's wrong, it'll be mentioned sooner or later.
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Unread 02-08-2019, 07:36 PM
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- Meltzer said Kenny signed a 4 year deal. He would have chosen WWE over New Japan if AEW weren't an option because WWE expressed more excitement at signing him than New Japan were to resign him.

- Ibushi's contract with NJPW would allow him to freelance with AEW and now Kenny's signed he's likely to show up at some point.

- LU talent can now perform for Impact and AEW because of the working agreements. To work elsewhere (like WWE or ROH) they would have to get out of their contracts via mutual agreement or the lawsuit.

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Unread 02-08-2019, 08:48 PM
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Good to see a fellow Joshi fan on the boards. Stardom and DDT (mostly for TJPW) are the only wrestling services I subscribe to.
Same here (well, DDT too, but it's the same service as TJPW so same difference), although I've only been following for little more than a year. I've fallen so much in love with the product of TJPW and DDT shows that TJP is the the one wrestling company that I stay completely up to date with every single event (Stardom and DDT have way more shows, too many for me to be able to spend the time watching everything especially since i also try my best to dig into old archived shows, so I do miss a number of events often).

Anyway, my concern was more about the exposure putting Sakazaki (and TJPW) on WWE's scouting radar. Stardom is already subject to WWE raids, and I don't want that to happen to TJPW's already-small roster. Their current roster is perfect as it is. Like I said, it'll be good news for the wrestlers themselves to have their work seen by bigger crowds and more fans and I probably should be happy for them, but I'm just a little protective of my personal favourite promotion.
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Unread 02-09-2019, 10:30 AM
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Omega interview from Wrestling Observer:

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“I felt like I needed to go to a place where I could do more, and Japan will always be a home to me and I’m always going to be back... Japan is still going to have a place in my heart, a place in my life but AEW, for me, or even WWE, kinda seemed like the next step. [With] potential dream matches and all that, and sort of using the new platform, not necessarily a better one, or a bigger one or whatever. I just wanted a new platform to reach new people, to use my voice and my unique way of telling stories and all of that. I wanted just to change the stage that I had been performing on.

I looked at all of the options, and one of the options that I almost went with was to actually stay full time with New Japan. Stay full time with New Japan but kind of be an under talent for AEW. I, again, like I said, my heart was really in Japan and I do look at that place as a home. A lot of those guys it’s hard to say goodbye to something that you’ve given everything to. I gave a lot of my time and my health to DDT but in a very different way. Even though it was a shorter period of time, I gave more of my soul to New Japan. To feel like you’re walking away from that was really difficult and I didn’t want to do it, and I wanted to give [NJPW President] Harold [Meij] a chance. I wanted to see how the presidency and the new regime would handle the company. In the end, for various reasons, it just wasn’t the best option. It was actually the worst option.

Whether it be a time investment, or financial reasons, or creative reasons, there were better of those in the other two options available to me. For my main company to - I don’t want to say ‘not see the value in me,’ or that I didn’t feel valued - it wasn’t that. They certainly did [ value me]. I guess the best way to put it is that, the other two companies were more excited to have me. So WWE’s offer was fantastic, as [Meltzer] reported. And a lot of people just know, it’s common knowledge, but they went about it in a very professional, courteous way and those guys are nothing but constant professionals in the way they dealt with me. But at the end of the day, AEW presented something that was - they just couldn’t be beat. I’m with my best friends in the business, I have a little bit of control in the creative, which is always, of course, very important. And I really feel like it’s the true platform for me to sort of have my voice be heard and I always like challenges. And I like the prospect of this being a blundering failure.

[WWE] is absolutely not a risk. Part of me was like, do I maybe want to shut my brain off? Have people write for me? Tell me what to do? It sounds kinda cool, actually. In New Japan, I would get creative and I’d try to think of - okay, I’ve been handed a basket full of lemons, how do I turn this in to lemonade? So I stay up late at night, I lose sleep, maybe I get physically ill or something because I’m trying to think of a way to tell the story that I know can be told from something that I know maybe didn’t have a lot of thought put in on their creative end. Mentally, I was very tired by the time Tokyo Dome rolled around, as much as I was physically. It was almost like there are two opposite ends of the spectrum, it’s like, do I have people that want me and want to use me to the best of my potential, but they kinda wanna dictate what I do? There’s nothing wrong with that. Or, do they kind of want Kenny Omega unleashed in AEW?...Both are still appealing. I can’t deny WWE has a ton of dream matches with guys that I would love to work with, and guys that are my friends. But just AEW is, like, I love the potential of being able to work with all of these incredible, unique talents from every corner of the globe essentially.”
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Unread 02-24-2019, 12:24 AM
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PWInsider reported that they're having issues trademarking their company name, logo, and event name:

https://wrestletalk.com/news/aew-hav...demark-issues/
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Unread 03-04-2019, 06:52 PM
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Luke Perry passed away age 52 after a stroke. He was a massive fan of wrestling going back to WCW and WWF. His son Nate Coy (Jungle Boy) recently signed with AEW.


https://lastwordonprowrestling.com/2019/03/04/wrestling-community-pays-tribute-to-wrestling-fan-father-luke-perry/
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Unread 03-18-2019, 06:05 AM
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The Young Bucks beat The Lucha Bros for the AAA Tag Titles. Interesting to see if that has implications for Double or Nothing.
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Unread 03-23-2019, 08:57 AM
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So Allie is on the roster(Don't care, she's good, but also only good as a dry meat babyface) but the belt design, being based off the Mid-South breastplate belt should be cool. You could see the design through the paper if you cared enough to look and I noticed they're not going with the skinny middle plate, so It looks cool.
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Unread 03-23-2019, 04:23 PM
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So Allie is on the roster(Don't care, she's good, but also only good as a dry meat babyface) but the belt design, being based off the Mid-South breastplate belt should be cool. You could see the design through the paper if you cared enough to look and I noticed they're not going with the skinny middle plate, so It looks cool.
I think the belt is going to look great. Wondering what their whole lineup of belts will be and look like.
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Unread 03-23-2019, 10:28 PM
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Bea Priestly and Sadie Gibbs also signed. The Women's Division is starting to take shape. Like NXT UK's Women's Division it's lacking in star power for now but chock full of potential. With hard work and strong booking it could become a highlight for company.
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