The main focus of every post doesn't always necessarily need to be the main focus of every video sometimes I want your focus to be on a video or a picture or something like that. The past is only the past it's forgotten about it is my job to make sure it isn't forgotten about and those who are inside of it aren't forgotten. Welcome to a video of funny moments for me to share with all of you:
Recently I spoke about the possibility of Indy Superstar Ricochet joining the WWE and being immediately bound for big things in the company. However, he isn't the only top Indy star that WWE has on their radar to possibly sign when they become available. Tommy End a top International star from Germany has been on the companies radar for some time and though I have never seen him wrestle in the ring I have heard various people praise his skills.
Speaking of Ricochet WWE is also looking at Angelico from Lucha Underground who is one half of the former World Trios Champion in Lucha Underground so that would cause a problem. Angelico I do is a highly skilled in ring talent and I do believe is the member of the Lucha roster that has taken various leaps from the roof of the "Booking building" which is the big building in the Lucha Underground arena. (By the way if your talking dangerous Shane McMahon's dives back in the day were a lot more high risk and were incredibly more dangerous then any dives today.)
Currently of the people that are on the WWE's radar to sign only one person actually has and that is international women's wrestler Nikki Storm. The addition of Storm would further add to what was dwindling depth in the NXT Women's division. Which will be a welcomed addition, and just to notes Nikki should be starting with the company soon as they are just working out some final details right now.
It seems as though at this point the growth among wrestling companies is coming not in the United States, but is coming for those international companies located elsewhere. Everyone at this point knows the amount of waves that NJPW has made in the states this year and the sort of lack of headway made by AAA in the states this year. However, AAA has made some smart investments like brining back legends like Rey Mysterio and Alberto El Patron after years of missing their drawing power. Even though the PPV that AAA aired in the US didn't go to well and we will likely not see another AAA PPV in the states for a while they are still looking to bring in some talent from the states like Sonjay Dutt, Brodus Clay, Johnny Mundo, Low-Ki, and various others.
For every positive their is a negative as it seems the WWE has kept their eyes on Lucha Underground really since the show started. Many didn't think that the show would be back for a second season due to how long the announcement took to come out and where surprised when the announcement finally did come out. The reason they have been keeping their eyes on Lucha is to keep there eyes on some talent specifically Prince Puma (aka Ricochet). For those who may not know Puma his ring style is very similar to that of Neville and is a little younger then Neville which is saying something. Ricochet is currently 27 but just signed a long-term extension with Lucha. Though WWE has had interest in Ricochet for a few years now the his contract with Lucha will prevent anything from happening at least in the near future.
In a turn of events never thought possible a contracted WWE wrestler is currently a part of an autograph session at another Independent company's event. You read that right current NXT wrestler Sami Zayn is actually appearing at the Evolve shows both today and tomorrow in New York. Though Sami will not be appearing on camera due to his obligations with the WWE he will still be at the arena and be a part of an autograph signing prior to the show. Bearing in mind that you may think this is the first time WWE is acknowledging another company it isn't as Hunter also spoke about Evolve last week during the conference call a few days before NXT Takeover: Respect.
The idea of WWE actually someone they have under contract appear even off camera at another wrestling is extremely un-heard off and something many never thought they would see. Sami appearing is just the start many unique possibilities that WWE has on their horizon. The future seems bright for the world of NXT and Evolve, but is still very dark for the WWE.
A few months ago it was reported that Combat Zone Wrestling had actually signed a PPV contract with InDemand to produce a couple of PPV's year sort of like the deal ROH has. The companies debut on PPV was suppose to have happened on October 11, but that show was changed and instead made into an IPPV. Now before you think that the deal is off an CZW wont be on PPV think again as they still signed the deal with Steve Karel's Stonecutter Media to produce two live PPV's for InDemand.
The reason for the change is because they didn't want to jump into the PPV market without the proper advertising and build for the show to maximize eyes on the company. Many people then assumed the debut would be pushed back to December for Cage of Death which is CZW's biggest and most important PPV of the year, but it was not to be. The reason for this is ROH has Final Battle set for the same weekend as Cage of Death and many within the company feel that would put a hurting on the amount of advertising support they can get for the show.
At this point which is the best thing to do in my opinion it seems as though the company maybe holding off their PPV debut until 2016 which may in end be what's best for the company in the long run. Making a mistake like running a PPV too soon could cost the company very much so waiting is the right way to go with this.
At a recent press conference previewing the upcoming New Japan event, Kings of Pro-Wrestling which was featured on PPV in the United States. Now with all the talk of NJPW expansion and many people believing that New Japan would be the company to compete with Vince this takes that idea one step further. The question was posed to him during the conference if he had the choice to sign three WWE wrestlers who would he sign:
The NJPW Chairman answered saying "To be honest I just need two, Cesaro and Dolph Ziggler." This is an indication that other companies have taken notice of WWE talents and believe they can do better. I don't dispute or disagree with the idea that another company could do 100x's better with both Cesaro & Dolph it's just very telling hearing another owner actually say what we have all be thinking for a long time is something extremely different and almost unheard of.
For those who don't know Cesaro has actually been in Japan before coming to the WWE in 2010. However, Dolph has never been on the indies as he was trained and "put together" completely by WWE. The WWE actually signed Dolph right out of college and built him from the ground up. I believe out of the two competitors from WWE he would take I think that Cesaro would be more likely, because in my opinion Dolph seems like he is loyal cause he really wouldn't have a career without WWE but Cesaro did have a career so that's my opinion.
After the summer of wrestling companies getting on television the idea of another company securing a TV deal doesn't seem that unlikely. Over the course of wrestling history many companies have incurred some ups and downs various companies have went down and never recovered, but the NWA has always been able to comeback from everything. Current NWA President Bruce Tharpe who actually appear in Japan as the heel manager of talents representing the NWA in NJPW,
Last week Bruce Tharpe met with Spike TV officials in New York and though the idea of the NWA actually being on TV again might be a shock, but the NWA always comes back from a down time to set up their next period. Apparently Spike officials have stated in the past that they are interested in brining wrestling back to their network, but nothing is set up yet. As they are at this point not making any moves with wrestling, which is unfortunate but not unexpected.
The Observer notes that Spike is trying to run shows that have more appeal to women than pro-wrestling does. Which is strange to hear considering how long Spike has been well the channel built for men see what happens when UFC leaves. At this point Tharpe will join Jarrett and Dixie as all three companies attempt to land domestic TV deals for their respected companies. Imagine if the NWA would actually be able to get on TV again after so many years out of the limelight. I for one would love to see considering what it would do for not just wrestling as a whole, but also in promoting the history of our great business.
Best of Luck Mr. Tharpe and I hope to see the NWA back on my TV screen very soon.
As of this writing the news has been reported that a former WWE star and long time trainer of Ohio Valley Wrestling Nick Dinsmore is starting his own wrestling company. That's right the WWE star once known as Eugene is in the process of opening his own wrestling promotion in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Though Nick was made to look a fool in WWE he pulled it off and made it work, but outside of WWE he is one of the most respected trainers in the business today.
Nick also has been doing a weekly show called "Breaking Kayfabe" on AM1230, FM98.1 and KWSN in the city. So Nick has been keeping himself busy over the years since WWE. So keep an eye out for any more info about this company coming up in the future, because this point the company doesn't a name just yet. But like various other things we just have to wait and see what happens before thinking to far into what the future holds for Eugene. I will say that I think Nick will make a great promoter and help make a new group of wrestlers even better.
Keeping with the idea of paying attention to the independent wrestling companies not just in the US, but around the world in general. This post is actually my first post looking at an international wrestling company. To be specific this company known as All-Action Wrestling is based in Australia. It is very likely that I am like most of you when comes to not knowing that wrestling actually still existed in Australia, but I am very glad it still does.
Onto the post well as it turns out AAW got themselves a big return for their October 24 show in Perth, AU. That's right the former TNA World Champion Mr. Anderson is set to return at their upcoming event. Anderson who is never at a loss for words makes his presence felt with what he intends to do in Perth on October 24: