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12 Jul 2016 20:28:37
Who does everyone think will be the new General Managers? I go for HHH on Raw and Daniel Bryan Smackdown.

I just feel Steph will make a heel decision and give it to her husband and vice versa with Shane making a popular decision.

Ed023

1.) 12 Jul 2016 22:16:16
With DB heavily rumored for Smackdown, I'll go with Nikki Bella as the GM of RAW. Among other things, they get 2 layers of brother/ sister drama, Steph gets to look progressive, and it gets Nikki back on tv while she continues to recover from her injury.


2.) 13 Jul 2016 09:36:20
I would expect people who can be there every week and represent the COO when they are not there.

If Steph's away so is HHH. It wouldn't suit his character to have his wife bossing him around either.

Love to see Bryan and Nicki go against each other as well.

Regal anyone?

AJ Lee maybe asking too much.


3.) 13 Jul 2016 10:55:39
leave regal on nxt.


4.) 13 Jul 2016 15:23:50
I think Daniel Bryan may well be used on Smackdown but that's only going to make sense if Shane runs Smackdown (not that logic really matters in WWE) I've got no idea who they'll use on RAW. All the recent GM's suck: Teddy, Vicki, John Laryngitis etc so hopefully it's someone new or a beloved ex commissioner like Michaels, Austin or Foley.


5.) 14 Jul 2016 13:47:00
Christian is looking for work, under contract, and makes a fine bitch to someone far superior, might make a good suck up to Steph.

That said dis Brad Maddox ever get out of that cave?


 

 

26 May 2016 10:48:12
So lads a roster split is incoming and I have mixed feelings on this and I doubt I'm the only one.

I hope when this split happens they go full on it and that means - new stage for both shows, new entrance theme, new coloured ropes, new everything - really have them as two separate shows with a lot of differences. I also want there to be only 1 money in the bank, imagine the person with briefcase stalking both potential world champs? That would make good tv in my opinion.

Doing the roster split and keeping the set up of both shows exactly the same as now would be criminal in my opinion. Is there any changes ye would welcome?

Ed023

1.) 26 May 2016 13:04:08
I think with the money in the bank it wouldn't make much sense if someone drafted to Smackdown cashes in on RAW.


2.) 26 May 2016 11:39:43
Hopefully ed keeps there work load down and less injuries is probably 1 of the reasons. would you make nxt part of the split.

{Ed023's Note - Here is what I would do regarding NXT, I'll try explain best I can in writing.

The Raw after Survivor Series each year there will be an NBA type draft for 5 NXT Talents who have entered the draft; one brand picks 3 talents the other gets 2. To determine who will get more picks the night before at SS there will be a RAW vs SD SS traditional match for both brands for the right who gain more picks. They could really go all out here then and have trades happen during the Raw for example if Nakamura is in the draft and SD has the pick, you could have Raw offer pick number 2 and maybe a wrestler from Raw to trade to SD - it gives it an anything can happen type feel.

If it adds anything to the no 1 pick you could then grant an automatic title shot to your number 1 pick be it the IC title or US title. You either then put a strap on someone or you're starting their first rivalry either against the champ or have someone come in and screw the challenger... There is endless things they could do with this split but I predict all will be lazy and no effort..}


3.) 26 May 2016 16:43:20
Sounds really good I like that idea.

{Ed023's Note - Which means it definitely won't happen lol}


4.) 26 May 2016 18:54:41
I agree with the money in the back 4 from each brand and one from NXT then they can go after who they want.

As for the split reigns and cena are likely to go one to each brand. Think as you said ed keep them separate so when they do have the occasional match between brands its special. Ditch the raw recap on smackdown, and just have SD, Raw and NXT scrap the other shows. Bring back the cruiser weights and only have the mcmahons on one show bring someone different in on the other.

I expect the brand split will be in the title match, where it's a double pinball or something. The night after they'll send one to SD and one on Raw.

Ppv's need to be every two months per brand and keep the big four as both.

Don't think that list is too demanding haha.


 

 

17 May 2016 14:51:45
Some fantasy booking here guys that I thought I'd share since I read two reports earlier about Vince losing faith in Reigns and also worries regarding AJ's health so here is how I would write things from Sunday through to Money In The Bank.

In the build up to the main event at Extreme Rules I would have Reigns and Usos take out Gallows and Anderson putting them out of the main event... I'm having Reigns going over in the main event and turn heel in the process due to severe beat down he and the Usos gives AJ and because of the injuries he writes AJ off screen to heal up for a month. Reigns then turns heel as I suggested.

On Raw you have a No 1 contenders match where Cesaro gets the win and goes on to face Reigns at MITB.

MITB ladder match we get the debut of Finn Balor where Balor wins and has the contract for a title match... Main Event as I said is Cesaro vs Reigns - in a nice back and forth match Reigns wins with the help of the Usos. As they are celebrating in the rings the lights goes out and here comes Balor with the briefcase --- Reigns drops the belt and starts daring Balor to come down and cash in - he's practically begging him - - Balor then signals for the lights to go out once more and when they come on you have got AJ, Gallows and Anderson all standing in the ring with Balor Club/Bulletproof shirts on with weapons in hand - they beat all 3 guys in the ring to within a pulp.. Then they point to Balor who casually walks to the ring cashes in and boooom new champion!!

I thought of having Cesaro also siding with the balor club but I think if new members are going to be introduced it should be done over time. I know it might not make sense for AJ to help Balor now as he also wants to be champ but in time they could have Balor turn on AJ or vice versa.

Any one with different suggestions on how you would debut Balor?

Ed023

1.) 17 May 2016 15:28:10
Vince won't drop Reigns as the cash cow quite yet. The crowd is split on him like they were with Cena, anyone over 10 against him and squeals of encouragement from the tiny ones. Unfortunately the tiny ones parent's spend the dosh on the merchandise and if Cena does not come back full time, then Vince needs Reigns.
I don't think Balor is as popular in the States as he is here and if he does join 'The Club' (hate how pathetic they have made this) I imagine it won't be replacing AJ as the lead off figure.
I would like to see what Bessex suggested a little while back and he appears on a RAW without any warning.

{Ed023's Note - It is rumoured it's HHH who wants to keep the Reigns push going not Vince but all speculation as of writing... Cena wasn't getting negative reactions earlier in his career to the effect of Reigns now}


2.) 17 May 2016 17:37:36
It long been the view of the WWE that if they are cheering or booing you they are reacting to you.

If you take a "Cena Sucks" sign, you're not taking one in support of someone else, that suggests you came to boo Cena.

Its bizarre logic, but I think there is probably some truth to the idea more people go to boo Roman Reigns that go to cheer (say) Ziggler?


3.) 17 May 2016 17:50:32
I think the whole reason they are called the club is so that once balor joins the main roster the balor club name will take over from the club.


4.) 17 May 2016 17:59:08
I Like it Ed and if done that way Reigns would be Tolerable. If what Haggis said is going to be the case then for me Balor has to come in against AJ and take his Club. Aj can't lose to Reigns then let Balor steal his Crew. I think we have to have them all together so the AJ V Balor Breakaway match is something special.


5.) 17 May 2016 17:59:08
I Like it Ed and if done that way Reigns would be Tolerable. If what Haggis said is going to be the case then for me Balor has to come in against AJ and take his Club. Aj can't lose to Reigns then let Balor steal his Crew. I think we have to have them all together so the AJ V Balor Breakaway match is something special.

{Ed023's Note - Yea I agree - the feud could begin in a similar way the HHH/Orton did when both were in Evolution}


 

 

23 Jan 2016 09:05:41
Austin Aries has made his debut in NXT. As a person who would only watch WWE or NXT (if you want to separate them) I just wanted peoples thoughts on him?

Ed023

1.) 23 Jan 2016 09:32:21
What was his character like haven't seen it will he be face or heel.

{Ed023's Note - I didn't see it myself as it was a taping. I assume it will be on the network next Wednesday?}


2.) 23 Jan 2016 09:42:30
I'm hoping he comes up to main roster soon, he is an excellent talent, great in ring and oozes charisma. If booked right he could have great feuds with the likes of Rollins, Ambrose, Ziggler, Owens, Cesaro. It really is time for WWE to move away from building the whole franchise around 2 guts (Cena and Orton), as we've seen recently when those 2 are missing no-one jumps into the main event spot. They need to build up 7 or 8 guys as top tier title contenders, like they had in the early 2000's. That way if 1 or 2 are injured there's 6 to step in. Look at how Mania plans are a mess due to Cena being missing and Reigns' push not being bought into by the fans.
For me they need guys like Rollins, Aries, Bryan (if ever cleared), Ambrose, Cesaro, Owens, Wyatt, Zyan, Balor, Nakamura and Styles all at the top fighting over the title and being number 1 contender. Then you can have Ziggler, Kidd, Rusev, Woods, Del Rio, Sandow, Barrett, Harper, Neville, and some of NXT guys lower down the card fighting for the IC title (get rid of the US), these guys are all trying to break into the upper card. You'll still have a good tag team division with New Day, Usos, Lucha Dragons, Rowen and Strowman, PTP, and promote Dash and Dawson and The Vaudevillains. Keep Lesnar, Cena, Taker, Kane and Orton as special atrractions. Get rid of the dead wood like Sheamus, Big Show, Rybotch.
Went bit off topic there sorry, but yeah Aries is good lol.

{Ed023's Note - Thanks for that Popa, that was a good read and I agree with you in terms having more faces at the top of the roster. HHH will surely be building towards that.}


3.) 23 Jan 2016 10:27:10
Best Dropkicks in the game for me. Love Austin Airies.


4.) 23 Jan 2016 10:29:14
He must b a face because baron corbin attacked him during his ring walk. Exciting times though he's a hell of a wrestler.


5.) 23 Jan 2016 10:46:39
Great post mostly I agree. I wouldn't get rid of the US title unless the NXT title was going to start getting defended on PPVS and that's probably not feasible. I hate the Wyatts because they're not believable Harper's the only one to hold a title and that makes me happy because he is the best one. It's great having so many contenders yes but if they're used poorly then it becomes silly. The Wyatts and the League of Nations can whoop anyone except Roman Reigns. My problem with WWE is every show is all about getting Roman Over and nothing else Raw is the Roman Reigns show and the guy is so boring. Only one story line ever gets attention and Its the main event. That's why I'm my opinion you need the 3rd title. As when your Not enjoying Raw because when Roman Reigns is set to defeat the entire Bullet Club and Nakamura and Godzilla in the main event you might just get a great match for the US title. Although WWE ruins every title they get there hands on it still has history that belt.


6.) 23 Jan 2016 10:51:34
I've saw it many times but him V Joe is where it's at. A match with Randy Orton Dropkicks after Dropkick would be a Joy to watch also.


7.) 23 Jan 2016 10:54:26
Can't see Aries as a face even if he was attacked by Corbin. Aries is one of the best going. Great on the mic, fantastic in the ring and brilliant as a selfish, egotistical heel. With Styles, he was one of the shining lights of TNA and looks to be a perfect fit for NXT.
He would not be out of place on the main shows and would love to see him against Rollins who rumour has it will be returning as a face.


8.) 23 Jan 2016 15:10:38
Obviously in order to big a stacked top tier roster, creative need to up their game and deal with multiple srorylines not just the flavour of the month or whoever Vince wants as the next big thing. It can be done as it has been done well in the past. If you look at 98-99 mid card feuds meant something meaning the midcard titles meant something. The guys who wore the IC belt were the ones being groomed for the top and the ones gunning for the title I'm the early 2000's.
Booking week to week doesn't work they need long term planning have stories set 3 or 4 months in advance. Then is there is an injury it isn't as dramatic in terms of story as you can have contingency plans.
Push the right guys. With engaging storytelling, it's not rocket science.


 

 

22 Sep 2015 17:27:18
So guys, are we running a pool for when Strowman will be fed to Cena? He's looking to overcome some odds.

Ed023

1.) 22 Sep 2015 18:05:33
I knew these days were coming once the ratings started to fall. We can now expect to see Cena winning week in week out for another year.


2.) 22 Sep 2015 18:44:40
I mean whole else is going to beat him? In my opinion it should be Cesaro.


3.) 22 Sep 2015 20:34:37
The WWE are very worried about falling viewing figures so they will rely on the same old same old to boost figures.
That means more Cena, more Lesnar (never a bad thing), more older wrestlers making comebacks such as Jericho, HHH etc, more appearances by Sting (injuries allowing), more Kane, more Big Show.
They are digging their own grave.


4.) 22 Sep 2015 21:06:34
I'll go with Wrestlemania 33.

After the up coming Royal Rumble, Strowman gets written off tv to train at NXT until around SummerSlam. He comes back to begin a dominant winning streak that Cena ends at WM33. The plan will be to have Strowman get a win back at SummerSlam 17' but Cena will sign on to shoot a movie, making him unavailable. Cena will go away for a little while until he starts making occasional appearances and only works as a special attraction talent/performer.


5.) 23 Sep 2015 13:22:21
Yeah, I'm with Jables. Strowman is going to be fed to Cena at WM33 so John can 'overcome the odds' for the millionth time (you know, to keep things fresh!)

I suppose the good points of WWE going down this route would be no Cena in the WWE Title match. Other than that? There aren't any plus points.

God knows what the WM card will be now? They can't do Taker v Brock again, they've ruined Sting now so they can't do Taker v Sting IMO. I've got a horrible feeling we'll get Taker v Sting (this would have been good if they hadn't booked Sting like a bitch, but now he can't be seen as a threat to Taker) and Rock v HHH as our big matches. WWE will try and squeeze every last cent out of the old timers.


6.) 23 Sep 2015 15:15:37
Realistically won't Roman Reigns eventually get to take down Stroman? or is he just enhancement talent now?


 

 

 

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20 Oct 2016 07:59:24
Maybe you seen Cena in the sequence before the Raw opening? The Then, Now, Forever clip and got mixed up?

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25 May 2016 08:28:57
Foley asked at the end about the current product and he just dodged it and went back to Mania? Why dodge the question? Then his reaction to the whole HHH/ Steph jealousy stuff - was this podcast just to build a feud? I wouldn't be surprised if it was "scripted" and Stone Cold heard this and rang in sick lol.

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23 May 2016 21:24:42
From Sid Vicious on Twitter
"2001, Austin chairs the hell out of Rock, Austin pins him. 2016, Styles chairs the hell out of Reigns, Reigns pins him. #ExtremeRules "

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23 May 2016 09:49:27
I read earlier that Roman Reigns is being protected more than Hulk Hogan was in the 80s, leave that settle in yer minds 80s Hogan wasn't as protected as Reigns! One of the worst WWE Champion I've seen in a long long time. I''m glad Rollins is back but the way he returned I didn't like it.

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21 May 2016 09:52:36
Rusev is being again pushed just for super Cena to return and take the strap.

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