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#1 Posted on 6.12.03 1037.02
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from 1Wrestling.com

I just got word from Australia that Nathan Jones has “retired” from WWE while on the Asia-Australia junket that the Smackdown brand wrestlers are currently on.

Despite the fact Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman and The Big Show tried to talk him out of it at today’s show in Perth, Australia, Jones grabbed his bags, said he can't take the business anymore and quit WWE. From what I was told, he didn't even do his match on today’s house show.

According to a number of people in the locker room, the feeling is that the plane ride that started the tour, which had the scary moments over a snowy Russia and a rough landing in South Korea, was the start of it all for Jones. From what I was told, no one in the company seemed to be surprised by him leaving.


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So who's going to open the first champagne bottle? Man, i'm sure Vince must be pissed with all the time and money spent on this guy. Maybe he'll think twice now before going after these green big guys.

(edited by GrubbyLongJohns on 6.12.03 0838)
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#2 Posted on 6.12.03 1039.49
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What the FUCK?!

Seriously...What. The. Fuck. Despite being the most hideously untalented piece of shit ever, he had been given a golden path to the top of the mountain. He had a good look, great music, and probably would've gotten over with the fans despite his in-ring abilities. Why why why? Not that I'm complaining....
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#3 Posted on 6.12.03 1108.07
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Wow....just when I was starting to get used to him. Where does he go from here?
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#4 Posted on 6.12.03 1129.45
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That's really bad news. I personally think hi had pretty good wrestling skills compared to others. And why retire just like that?
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#5 Posted on 6.12.03 1138.19
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First, Ricky Steamboat... now this.
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#6 Posted on 6.12.03 1141.58
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Well, as long as Vince doesn't panick and give Jones' push to a guy like John Heidenreich, then I'm happy.
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#7 Posted on 6.12.03 1144.43
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Wow. Seriously, he was growing on me, and this happens. Well, if you can't take the heat...nuff said.
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#8 Posted on 6.12.03 1203.12
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It almost feels like "tough Enough" to me. He saw what these guys do, thought he could do it... had the look, had the menacing intensity...

...didn't have the love. At least he did the noble thing; he got out before his contempt for the business became palpable in his ring work and he started injuring tons of guys.

Still, right on about Heidenreich not getting Nate's push. Unless he starts lactating too. Then it's okay by me.

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#9 Posted on 6.12.03 1213.28
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Na-Na-Na-Na, Na-Na-NA-Na, Hey-Hey, GOODBYE!

Now if we can only get John Heidenreich to do the same...
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#10 Posted on 6.12.03 1214.23
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    Originally posted by DJ Ran
    It almost feels like "tough Enough" to me. He saw what these guys do, thought he could do it... had the look, had the menacing intensity...

    ...didn't have the love. At least he did the noble thing; he got out before his contempt for the business became palpable in his ring work and he started injuring tons of guys.


Wow, I have to admit this was a pretty shocking piece of news...not that I care, but still. He was an up and comer and was getting somewhat of a push... I agree with DJRan...he obviously didn't have the love. It's just amazing to think of the guys out there on the indy scene busting their asses who would give anything to be in his spot and he just walks away...

Amazing.
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#11 Posted on 6.12.03 1217.57
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What does this do to Matt Morgan? Jones was, depressingly, the charismatic member of their team. Still, I'm glad to see Jones go before he started hurting people more than he already has.
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#12 Posted on 6.12.03 1225.04
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Wow ... and surprisingly enough, the sun still shines *detect the sarcasm* ...
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#13 Posted on 6.12.03 1232.43
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Awww poor Nathan can't take the business. Now if only we can get John Heidenreich to quit...
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#14 Posted on 6.12.03 1252.06
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Well, that's just silly. Actually, waiting until he got home makes a certain amount of sense. It would have been expensive to quit in the States and then have to pay for his own ticket to Australia.

But yes, perhaps it's best that he didn't hang around long enough to leave a bigger gap in storylines. I was about to let him grow on me a little--but he wasn't quite there yet. Soon forgotten.

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#15 Posted on 6.12.03 1254.20
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    Originally posted by seba
    I personally think hi had pretty good wrestling skills compared to others.


compared to who exactly?
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#16 Posted on 6.12.03 1310.36
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Bugger that! He can't quit. I didn't even get to see him wrestle a crock once!

(edited by Super Shane Spear on 6.12.03 1110)
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#17 Posted on 6.12.03 1321.32
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The article almost makes it sound like Jones has trouble flying. That would make sense, actually, as they have to fly almost everywhere. Maybe Jones was putting up with it when it was just short flights around the U.S., but a long, scary flight out to Asia broke his resolve.
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#18 Posted on 6.12.03 1345.04
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    Originally posted by Tenken347
    The article almost makes it sound like Jones has trouble flying. That would make sense, actually, as they have to fly almost everywhere. Maybe Jones was putting up with it when it was just short flights around the U.S., but a long, scary flight out to Asia broke his resolve.


That seems plausible... I can certainly see how one bad flight could freak someone out, and make them think twice about having a career where you travel as frequently as that. Although it's somewhat odd that a guy with the life experience of a Nathan Jones could be that freaked about anything.

Are there any indies in Australia of any size? If it was just the travel thing, he could parley his exposure into a fairly nice career as the proverbial big-fish-in-a-small-pond. Hell, if he had the occasional plane ride left in him, he could go up to Japan and do the "big scary gaijin" thing.

Ah well. Whatever the actual reason, I wish the guy well.

(edited by Nate The Snake on 6.12.03 1345)
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#19 Posted on 6.12.03 1349.14
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This is the best news I've heard in a while. Say goodbye to that talentless, nipple-milk-squirting, ex-con.
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#20 Posted on 6.12.03 1414.26
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Well, I for one think that this sucks. I mean, who are me and my friends going to call "Warlord V2.0" now?!?


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