WWE's new mentality with Lesnar, according to f4wonline.com, is that he's getting paid a ton of money to work a limited schedule - so he should be used to put over their top talents.
Originally Posted By: Puddy
Following Lesnar's attack on Triple H, it appears WWE is building towards a match between the two at SummerSlam.
Sounds about right.
Triple H cannot please anyone it seems. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Kofi, or Evan, or Truth vs Brock would not produce buy rates, so therefore Brock might have matches with them on Raw, but when it comes to PPV, Brock vs Triple H would produce buzz and money, and a guaranteed good match.
Not Orton? or Sheamus? or Brian? or Punk?
Those guys are stars as well, but Triple H makes sense to go at first. I think Triple H named all those guys for a reason during his promo.
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For someone with a gimmick of "She's got a great arse", Velvet's pretty low on the arse list in TNA. She might have been last had Gail Kim not returned. You have Mickie, Tessmacher, Tara, Winter, and Angelina (whose arse is the only thing she has going for her and hasn't disappeared with the rest of her body) on the roster and Velvet is the one you give that gimmick to?
LOLed hard at the show opening with a FUTURE OF WRESTLING GARETT BISCHOFF and Eric video. Flair made up for that idiocy with his outstanding promo. YOU DON'T WANNA PISS OFF SOMEONE WEARING A THOUSAND DOLLAR SHIRT, FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR PANTS, TWO THOUSAND DOLLAR ALLIGATOR SHOES AND TWO HALL OF FAME RINGS! He's pissed at Hogan because of Eric...so even though he's gone, the company still revolves around him. Then Hogan said that the Gut Check will determine WHO SHAPES THE FUTURE OF PRO WRESTLING. Wow. Flair was outstanding here, but I wonder what Hogan's plan B was if Flair said no. Maybe Joe Park would've made a good judge.
Holy God was Brooke's promo bad. Christy sadly wore a top that didn't show off her cleavage. They casually mentioned the show's timeslot changing on the 31st. Tenay spouted a bunch of bullshit about how there was a huge buzz about Alex Silva. I don't so much mind them doing some bullshit, but at least make it plausible. For some fucking reason, they decided that Velvet should work the majority of the match. I loved Gail being so cocky that she opened herself up to taking her own finisher from Brooke. That was good.
They aired a clip from NEARLY A DECADE AGO with an ECW reunion run-in in the Raven-Jarrett recap video. TNA needs to stop running that old stuff stretched because it looks like shit. Then RVD cut a promo that sounded worse than the footage looked. He sounded so bored. Roode then cut his usual formula promo, but at least it's a decent promo no matter what. RVD will face Hardy and Roode faces Anderson...could be fine. Angle, who I thought turned face last week, will team with Kaz and Daniels, who he doesn't like based on last week, to face the tag champs and some guy named AJ. This is slightly illogical, and would've made more sense if they hadn't already done the Anarchia match establishing him as a face.
Loved Robbie E and TRT's matching wacky sweaters. I bet Signature Pharmacy is on the List. While the match went on, Tenay talked about PULLING THE CURTAIN BACK and showing you how executives pick wrestlers. Yes, if they look like Robbie T, they're in, if they don't, they're fucked. Loved Robbie E smashing the clipboard over Devon and calling him the son of a hamster. Al Snow, Bruce Prichard, and Ric Flair discussed things...wow was this ever a bizarre grouping of people on TV at once. They hyped up Alex Silva by showing him getting his ass beat. Then they had highlights of the Flair, Snow, and Prichard meeting with DRAMATIC MUSIC playing. Flair proceeded to give you every argument in the world to not like him, while the babyfaces said that he didn't do his best and choked. I predict a self-fulfilling prophecy of the guy not drawing a dime or a quarter hour. But if he's lucky, he may one day be a trending topic on Twitter.
Hogan alerted Anderson, who was apparently playing Madden and not watching Impact, that he was going to face Roode tonight, and then rambled a bunch as well. Hogan made it a no DQ match because Roode hit him with a bottle before...which for some reason can't happen again, to help Anderson and then did Anderson's mic bit. THAT part ruled, the rest of this kinda sucked. Jeff Hardy came out with dalmation facepaint. RVD and Hardy had a decent little match going until Roode came out and interfered to lead to an RVD win. I liked the ref ducking under Jeff to explain why he couldn't see the attack from Roode. Bully and Joe Park had another great meeting, and then Tenay casually went from this possible murder investigation to bring up the six-man tag.
They did ANOTHER recap of the Bischoff deal from last week. JB cut a promo on Eric until Bully threatened him and told him to get on his knees, but this didn't lead to any Bully Raype. This led to Aries coming out and getting into a great verbal debate and fight with Bully. This had great intensity, and was helped by Bully getting a split lip. Kaz, Daniels, and Angle had a wacky meeting. Angle doesn't give a shit about their blackmail, Kaz looks better with an entirely-shaved head now, oh, and Angle's facing AJ at the PPV for some reason. TNA hyped up voting for James Storm's music video possibly playing on CMT. Roode cut an intense promo on stuff with a CAUTION, DON'T BUMP sign behind him. Hogan should get that made into a shirt.
I loved seeing Joe and AJ coming out as a team, although I'm not sure if this is more of a sign of Joe's stock rising or AJ's lowering. Joe's mohwawk looks ridiculous. Kaz at least had the sense to shave off the ridiculous 'Taker do he had. This was an awesome TV match while it lasted. Daniels took a tremendous bump over the top and Joe busted out the suicide dive. Angle got interrupted during the first of what would normally be a thousand ankle locks so Kaz and Daniels could get at AJ. It cost them the match, which led to Angle chewing them out. I still have no idea why Angle and AJ are wrestling at the PPV. Daniels said he'd reveal the big secret next week, which led to Taz and Tenay being offended because AJ's such a nice guy. Kinda made him seem like a pussy. They aired a great PPV hype vid showing RVD and Roode holding the world title with some nice black and white shots.
A single blue light was shown in the ring over the Gut Check judges. Bruce got a chant, so I'm sure he'll trend worldwide on Twitter at some point, use that as leverage for a raise, and get it. Wacky dramatic game show music played while Bruce said that last week wasn't Silva's best work, BUT THE COMPANY NEEDED TALENT. So...I guess they'll accept anyone. Alex cut an okay promo, then Flair knocked him for talking to the marks, leading to him cutting a boring BUT YELLING A LOT promo, which somehow impressed Flair and gave him the contracts since Bruce would've voted no. This looked ridiculous with the bright blue lights and came off like a poorer copy of when they did that Deal or No Deal thing with Sting. They ran down the PPV card and Anderson's facing Hardy for some reason. I loved Roode still preventing the ref from seeing a low blow in a no DQ match just to be a bigger dick. They kept talking about how straight-laced AJ was. The only thing that could've made him seem like a bigger pussy was changing his theme to "Family Man". Anderson was moving around great here and showed some good fire. Tenay talked about Anderson hitting a "spinning swinging neckbreaker", which I chuckled at. Hardy got involved, they talked about him facing Anderson at the PPV. Still no reason why - they were going to team up last week. After announcing the match, they set up a reason for having it - Anderson accidentally Mic Checking Hardy. I loved Roode leaving everyone laying at the end to make him seem like a physical threat.
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Flair HOGAN always plays with me. He thinks i'm his pawn. He thinks that I'll always be under his thumb he's always gonna be the biggest star HH. I don't buy it and I don't have to CUZ I'M RIC GOD FLAIR! In your world, I'm just plain GOD! Anyway Hogan, Garett and you ran one of the biggest names out of our business. THE GREAT ERIC BISCHOFF! HOGAN, YOU AND I ARE GONNA TALK OUT HERE TONIGHT CUZ I'M PISSED OFF. AND YOU DON'T WANNA PISS OFF SOMEONE WEARING A THOUSAND DOLLAR SHIRT, FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR PANTS, TWO THOUSAND DOLLAR ALLIGATOR SHOES AND TWO HALL OF FAME RINGS! What've ya got? HE WON'T SHOW UP! (Hogan comes out) Good versus evil you're good, BUT I'M THE BADDEST MAN ON THE PLANET. YOU, I'M TIRED OF YOU RUNNING ROUGHSHOD OVER ME. WHAT DO I GOTTA DO? Take Dixie back to the Hard Rock? Hogan I'm not here to fight ya. Flair I KNOW YOU'RE HERE TO BOSS ME AROUND! Hogan You got that right as the GM, I'm making it a priority to STEP THE GAME UP here, and when you talk about bad, evil, ya said the wrong name YA SHOULDA SAID ERIC BISCHOFF, CUZ HE DID A LOT OF BAD THINGS, AND A LOT OF EVIL TO THE TALENT, DIXIE AND HIS OWN SON BROTHER. I take this GM position real seriously dude. I HUNG MY BOOTS UP WHEN I DID THAT. THERE'S A CHANCE TO HAVE IMPACT WRESTLING HAVE ONE OF THE LONGEST RUNS OF ANY PRO WRESTLING COMPANY IN THE WORLD. In passing, you do work for me. And since I'm your boss, I'm gonna ask you do something for me be a judge on Gut Check and find the new talent that's gonna shape the future of this business. With Flair in the lead position, we all have a chance to live through the new talent. You can tell 'em placement, timeing, when to stay down, when to get up. Flair YOU'RE SETTING ME UP AGAIN! I CAN SEE IT IN YOUR EYES! Hogan DO IT FOR THE BUSINESS, NOT FOR US, DO IT FOR THE FANS! Flair FOR WHO!? Hogan HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF THIS BUSINESS. And ya don't have to respect me to do it JUST BE THE NATURE BOY! Flair YEAH, BUT YOU'RE TELLING ME THAT'S ME.. Hogan I'm asking. Flair YOU DON'T ASK, YOU TELL. IF I SAY NO, YOU'LL SAY TOUGH SHIT right or wrong. Hogan You won't say no, cuz you love this business. Flair YOU'RE RIGHT, I LOVE HANGING AROUND THE KIDS. YOU'RE ON! Taz I love the red white and blue PROUD AMERICAN I AM! Taz EAT DEFEAT THE OTHER WAY!? RVD I don't think I have to tell you what a great wrestler I am. BUT I WILL, CUZ I'M ROB VAN DAM! THE WHOLE F'N SHOW! There's only one I'm one of a kind. Often imitated, never intimidated. Mr. PPV. I'm also the man that's gonna beat Bobby Roode and be your next TNA Champion. YEAH. I'm excited about it too. I never lost the title in the first place. I know what I bring I'M RVD. Roode Rob. Van. Dam. I was sitting in the back minding my business, but I culdn't help but hear how overconfident you're sounding. I know your head's in the clouds 99% of the time, and you've been on a hiatus SO LET ME REMIND YOU OF WHO I AM. MY NAME IS BOBBY ROODE! I AM THE IT FACTOR OF PRO WRESTLING. I AM THE LEADER OF THE SELFISH GENERATION. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, I AM YOUR WORLD CHAMPION! I'm the most dominant champ in TNA history, and I became that by beating guys like Jeff Hardy, STING, AJ Styles, and James Storm. RVD's name will be added to that list. Tonight, our GM has issued us a plan. He's allowing you to choose my opponent, and I get to choose yours. BEING THE GREAT CHAMPION I AM, I'll let you enlighten me as to who my opponent is. WHOSE ASS DO I GET TO KICK!? RVD I thought of a guy you know real well you hit him over the head with a beer bottle last month...MR. ANDERSON. Anderson. Roode GREAT, THAT'S GREAT. But I get to pick one for you. Someone you know well. A guy that you been close to, maybe you've heard of him. JEFF HARDY! Tenay WE'RE GONNA PULL THE CURTAIN BACK AND SHOW YOU HOW EXECUTIVES PICK POTENTIAL WRESTLERS! Robbie E YOU SON OF A HAMSTER! Flair You can't make chicken salad out of chicken shit. HE'S NEVER GONNA BE THE WORLD CHAMPION OF ANYTHING! You want someone here that'll draw you a dime and get a quarter-hour, but he won't do that. He's not big enough, he doesn't have the bone structure. Bruce What about the X Division? Flair We've got the best X division athletes in the world he isn't one. Al 63% OF THE FANS ON TWITTER LIKED HIM! Flair What's their feedback mean? I DON'T LIKE THEM AND I'VE GOT TWO RINGS! Hogan Who's the man you hate most in Impact Wrestling? Anderson BOBBY ROODE! Hogan You've just been handed a gift on the silver platter you get to face him tonight. Taz There's the ding ding ding, and when that bell rings, your friendship ends. Taz Man, if I'm in the Gut Check, I'm taking Flair out for a danish and coffee. Try to get on his good side. Bully YOU SERIOUS!? Joe Very. Our relationship's not gonna flourish like I thought it might, so I'll be brief. I know you had something to do with the disappearance of my brother Chris and I'm gonna prove it. Bully DON'T YOU EVA BOW UP ON ME. KNOW WHO I AM LAWYER BOY!? Know what I do to guys like you? Eh...you know what I do to guys like you ask your brother...oh wait, you can't find him. If you keep sniffing around me, they won't find you! JB Why did I call him out? Well, we hosted Xplosion and didn't get along, and for the last 2 ½ years, we've had to put up with him treating people like shit. YEAH, I'LL STEP UP AND SAY SOMETHING ABOUT IT. And if he doesn't like it... Bully Nah, continue. I WANNA HEAR EVVERRYTHING YOU WANNA SAY about Eric Bischoff. C'mon buddy, keep talking. I wanna hear what you have to say about how YOU took care of Eric. C'MON I WANNA HEAR ALL ABOUT IT! GET ON YOUR KNEES! GET IN THE RING! DID YOU FORGET WHAT YOU DID TO BISCHOFF!? YOU BOWING UP TO ME!? I'M SICK OF HEARING ABOUT ALL THIS ANTI-BULLYING THIS AND THAT. Take one more step forward and I will dorp you! YA KNOW WHAT, I THINK WE SHOULD START A NEW CAMPAIGN STOP BEING A BITCH AND STICK UP FOR YOURSELF CAMPAIGN! YOU'RE THE POSTER BOY FOR ALL THE LITTLE BITCHES GUYS LIKE ME TAKE ADVANTAGE OF! I'm sure everyone would like to see you smack the taste outta my mouth! WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO STAND UP FOR YOURSELF ONCE IN YOUR LIFE INSTEAD OF LETTING GUYS LIKE ME WALK ALL OVER YA! KNOW WHY I DO THAT!? CUZ I CAN! Aries DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM!? Oh wait,t hat's your line. You're big bad Bully Ray, the man who picks on lawyers. Bully DO NOT STEP IN THE RING. Aries Like right here? I DON'T CARE ABOUT LAWYERS or Jeremy Borash I CARE ABOUT YOU AND ME. You called me out. And when you called me out, you picked on the one thing every bully ever has my size. You wanna talk how you take craps bigger than me, and how you've eaten wings bigger than me. pretty funny but what's really funny is that you have taken craps bigger than me and eaten wings bigger than me because you WERE BLUBBER RAY. But now you got yourself in shape... Bully YOU WANNA TALK CRAP? NOW YOU'LL HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, BUT YER NOT GONNA, CUZ YOU'RE THE CHAMP WHO REPRESENTS SMALL, INSIGNIFICANT LITTLE MEN. YOU'RE NOT GONNA DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. YOU THINK I'M ALL TALK!? YOU'RE THE ONE WHO'S ALL TALK. I'M BREATHING DOWN YOUR NECK AND SPITTING IN YOUR FACE AND YOU'RE DOING NOTHING...(gets slugged) Taz NONSTOP ARIES! Daniels AJ, I WAS GONNA TWIST THE SCREWS FOR WEEKS, BUT YA KNOW WHAT I CHANGED MY MIND. WE'RE GONNA END IT IN 7 DAYS AJ, YOU'VE SEEN THE PHOTOS. EITHER TELL THE WORLD YOUR SECRET OR WE TELL THE WORLD YOUR SECRET! Al Ric, do you have any thoughts on Alex? Flair It's like I've told a lot of girls grow up. You're living in a paper doll world. Bruce You came down the aisle like you already had a job. I've seen what you can do in OVW, AND LAST WEEK WASN'T YOUR BEST EFFORT, BUT WE NEED TALENT, so we'll see. Al Ric, what's your decision? Flair No. Al My answer is yes. But you need 2 judges the 2 count, you need to kick out strong, sell your heart out, and let the people know how bad you want this. YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS TO SELL YOURSELF! Alex Bruce, Al, Ric Flair, DAD, THIS IS IT DAD. WE'RE HERE AFTER ALL THOSE YEARS. AFTER ALL THOSE YEARS, 8 LONG YEARS, I WAS 13 YEARS OLD AND I WAS POOR AND AS THE YEARS WENT BY, I WAS POORER AND POORER, WITH ONE DREAM... sleeping in my car... Flair DON'T TALK TO THE MARKS, TALK TO US. START AGAIN! Alex 30 seconds to sell myself Ric Flair. I STAND UP FOR MYSELF EVERY NIGHT. I MOVED OUT OF CANADA TO GO TO THE U.S. WITH NO MONEY BUT ONE DREAM. ME AND MY FATHER DID EVERYTHING TOGETHER SO I CAN GET MY CONTRACT! Flair I just changed my vote, you're in. Bruce Had we not given you that opportunity, you wouldn't have gotten it. I would've voted no. I've seen better from you. YES! Anderson THE ARCHETYPAL ASSHOLE MR. ANDERSON! ANDERSON! Tenay SWINGING SPINNING NECKBREAKER BY ANDERSON!
The King piledrives some dude during a timeout at the Clippers/Grizzlies playoff game.
Outside of a wrestling environment, this is quite an odd sight
Rest in Peace Chris ~ I'll never forget you, my friend.
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