The W
Views: 98492111
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
28.8.14 1031
The W - Pro Wrestling - APA is done for good....Farooq released! (Spoilers) (Page 2)
This thread has 88 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 4.16
Pages: Prev 1 2 3 Next
(6765 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (54 total)
geemoney
Scrapple








Since: 26.1.03
From: Naples, FL

Since last post: 16 days
Last activity: 2 hours
AIM:  
#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.21
    Originally posted by desperate_living
    Is there a chance this is all a work? Just seems too planned, with the Smackdown angle and everything.

Talk about paranoid....is it just me, or are we calling "oh this is a work" on EVERY move WWE makes in terms of personel lately? I mean, who cares about Farooq enough to be SWERVED~! about him being fired?



Big new update and more!: http://parksg.blogspot.com
Torchslasher
Knackwurst








Since: 17.1.02
From: New F'n Jersey

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 3 days
#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
Well, perhaps he can join Butch Reed in Indy-land (I'm assuming that's where Butch is) and we can get epic battles in places like Parsippany between Doom and the SAT's.



Behold the scary undead powers of WESTERN-TAKER!
Big G
Potato korv








Since: 21.8.03
From: the people who brought you Steel Magnolias....

Since last post: 11 days
Last activity: 6 hours
#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.73
    Originally posted by geemoney
      Originally posted by desperate_living
      Is there a chance this is all a work? Just seems too planned, with the Smackdown angle and everything.

    Talk about paranoid....is it just me, or are we calling "oh this is a work" on EVERY move WWE makes in terms of personel lately? I mean, who cares about Farooq enough to be SWERVED~! about him being fired?


I'm still waiting for Goldust to come back and tell us what he remembered.






    Originally posted by Jeb Tennyson Lund
    • One of these days, when Triple H is in the middle of one of his long grunting promos, Jericho should just lean forward, stick his finger on the end of Triple H's schnozz and say, "poooooooke!" No one will know what to do.

WOTD 16 Dec 2003
OMEGA
Lap cheong








Since: 18.6.02
From: North Cacalacky

Since last post: 1885 days
Last activity: 1853 days
#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.56
No, this isn't a work. The reason for the timing is that WWE probably already planned to get rid of the guy, so they wrote a quick angle to get him off tv, and then got rid of him for real.



The answer to WWE's financial problems...
Joe E. Nitro
Salami








Since: 4.2.04

Since last post: 3574 days
Last activity: 1055 days
#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.12

    I'm shocked he wasn't kept around as an agent but in the ring, he was really past his prime. Most of his last matches in the APA consisted of him lying down and selling a beating, before hot tagging Bradshaw.


If he is a problem backstage as a wrestler there is no reason to keep him around as an agent. I'm surprised that they kept Farooq around as long as they did.


Stilton
Frankfurter








Since: 7.2.04
From: Canada

Since last post: 3127 days
Last activity: 3127 days
#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.09
WWE: "Hey Ron, remember the other night when we fired you on TV?"

Simmons: "Yeah, what about it?"

WWE: "Well, that was for real."

Simmons: "Say what?"

WWE: "We mean you really are fired. That wasn't an angle. That was real. Pack up your gear and get out."

Simmons: "Damn!"

* * * *

This seems a little too cruel a way to fire someone. I wonder if Bradshaw knew ahead of time? If he did, that makes him kind of a bastard. If he didn't, I wonder how pissed off he'll be that the TV angle made him look complicit.



So sayeth Randy Stilton, the real Stinky Cheese Man!
desperate_living
Linguica








Since: 12.3.04

Since last post: 3743 days
Last activity: 3739 days
#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by geemoney
      Originally posted by desperate_living
      Is there a chance this is all a work? Just seems too planned, with the Smackdown angle and everything.

    Talk about paranoid....is it just me, or are we calling "oh this is a work" on EVERY move WWE makes in terms of personel lately? I mean, who cares about Farooq enough to be SWERVED~! about him being fired?


Paranoid? First of all, I never jumped the conclusion it IS a work. The circumstances seem kind of ironic, anyone can see that clearly. But that doesn't mean we all automatically believe it's a work; now THAT would be paranoid. You should know peemoney, WWE has done even more bizzare desicions in thier booking in the past. Besides, we don't know what creative is thinking right now on the eve of this "New WWE", and what things they are planning.
XManiac24
Bauerwurst








Since: 2.3.04

Since last post: 3773 days
Last activity: 3765 days
#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
This is disappointing. Simmons was cool and in my opinion had credibility no matter who he was fighting. I wish that they had utilized him and let him be himself.

It is weird that on the WWE site they put it as:

Ron Simmons was released, effective immediately.

I've never seen "effective immediately" used before when someone was let go.

I'm going to miss him and good luck.



If you disagree...you're wrong.
dskillz
Landjager








Since: 2.1.02
From: Houston Texas

Since last post: 3143 days
Last activity: 2848 days
#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.52
Wasn't his wife very sick or something? If it was personal reasons, maybe that is what it was. Vince might be a bastard, but he definitely takes care of people who have been loyal. Ron was very loyal to Vince, so it puzzles me why they would just release him.



January 4th 1999 - The day WCW injected itself with 10 gallons of Liquid Anthrax...AKA...The day Hogan "Defeated" Nash to win the WCW title in front of 40,000.
ekedolphin
Scrapple








Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

Since last post: 70 days
Last activity: 15 days
#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
Well, clearly he should have retired some time ago, but why they released him completely is anyone's guess. I hope it was a mutual decision, and that he wasn't actually fired fired. But the wording of that WWE.com statement is very curious, and might be telling.

Maybe in a day or two we'll find out something that happened that could've let to this.



“Chris Benoit, finally, is the Heavyweight Champion of this world!”
--Jim Ross, WrestleMania XX

Wiener of the Day Title History:

Won the title on 5/27/02 from Lunacy in a hardcore match; lost the belt the following day to wheresitat42 via offbeat shenanigans

Regained the title on 7/3/02 by pinning SKLOKAZOID in a triple-threat match; lost the belt the next day to NickBockwinkelFan via heel chicanery

Certified RFMC Member-- Ask To See My Credentials!

wrestling4life
Chaurice








Since: 19.3.04
From: Boston, MA

Since last post: 3810 days
Last activity: 3808 days
#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
Who gives a shit?...The APA basically did nothing for WWE. They sucked!!..They could never cut a promo and blew off several spots in the ring. It time to give someone like the TWGTT a chance..Hell they have been wrestling on Velocity!!!!
James F'n X
Bockwurst








Since: 2.1.02
From: Seattle, WA

Since last post: 3030 days
Last activity: 2996 days
AIM:  
#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.43
    Originally posted by wrestling4life
    Who gives a shit?...The APA basically did nothing for WWE. They sucked!!..They could never cut a promo and blew off several spots in the ring. It time to give someone like the TWGTT a chance..Hell they have been wrestling on Velocity!!!!


Get a fucking clue about your history before posting again, kthx.

Ron Simmons cut some of the better promos in WWE history during the NOD run. A really good talker, a perfectly adequate worker for most of his career, and the first black World champion (tm WCW).

As for giving Hass/Benjamin a chance? Benjamin seems in line for a decent singles push, so just hold your horses, skippy.



Half a danish... half a file folder!
Oliver
Scrapple








Since: 20.6.02
From: #YEG

Since last post: 10 days
Last activity: 7 days
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.36
A 45 year old Ron Simmons can still outwrestle a 20-odd year old Matt Morgan.

I'll miss him, that's for certain.



SD2: April, Year 3; what's the point to the Career mode, anyhow?
FF7: Disc 1; 4h into game; Cloud...bodyguard, hero, crossdresser?!?
FF8: Disc 4; 42h into game; The gang against Adel (and Rinoa?!??!).
FF9: Disc 1; 6h into game; Hunting down Dagger after she drugged me!

Back from vacation...but I want MORE!
oldschoolhero
Knackwurst








Since: 2.1.02
From: nWo Country

Since last post: 1931 days
Last activity: 1865 days
#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.02
"A 45 year old Ron Simmons can still outwrestle a 20-odd year old Matt Morgan."

Okay, let's not drink too much stupid-juice here.

I'll miss the chemistry he's had with Brdshaw these past few years, and always hold a special place for him thanks to making the big crappy Texan the most watchable he's ever been. But really, it's nothing to cry over. He's been past his prime for years, and there's nothing to sugges that this isn't a mutual decision. It was reported a few weeks ago that Simmons was considering retirement again, so maybe he and the office decided to part ways and save the company some money. Hell, they may have given him a big fat redundency check for his troubles. We just don't know.





For Relaxing Times...Make It Suntory Time

Mayhem
Scrapple








Since: 25.4.03
From: Nashville, TN

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 1 day
#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.98

So now it appears that Bradshaw is going to get a heel run ... he kinda hinted at it at last night's Smackdown ... he played the heel at a house show in England as well ...

http://www.1wrestling.com/ news/newsline.asp?news=17906




I'm like, angry at numbers.
Snookum
Kishke








Since: 19.6.03
From: Louisville

Since last post: 2582 days
Last activity: 2563 days
#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.78
I'm surprised that Farooq was let go in this manner, as he always seemed like a team player when it came to WWE. I'm also surprised that we don't see the usual "we wish him the best in his future endeavors," which was used for nearly everyone (even people who really burned their bridges at WWE got that statement in the official reports of their releases).

On the other hand, while the wording of the release seems pretty intense, it still could be a situation where they had a mutual parting of the ways.

Mind you, it's not going to keep me up nights, but you do have to wonder what the story is here.
Spaceman Spiff
Knackwurst








Since: 2.1.02
From: Philly Suburbs

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 3 hours
AIM:  
#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by Stilton
    WWE: "Hey Ron, remember the other night when we fired you on TV?"

    Simmons: "Yeah, what about it?"

    WWE: "Well, that was for real."

    Simmons: "Say what?"

    WWE: "We mean you really are fired. That wasn't an angle. That was real. Pack up your gear and get out."

    Simmons: "Damn!"

    * * * *

    This seems a little too cruel a way to fire someone. I wonder if Bradshaw knew ahead of time? If he did, that makes him kind of a bastard. If he didn't, I wonder how pissed off he'll be that the TV angle made him look complicit.

I think they told Simmons before the SD taping that they were letting him go.



asteroidboy
Andouille








Since: 22.1.02
From: Texas

Since last post: 1373 days
Last activity: 281 days
#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
Bad things truly happen when you step to Ron.

I was never a huge fan, but (apologies to Chris Rock) Ron Simmons was sort of the Tito Jackson of the WWE.

Why are you gonna fire Ron? Ron never hurt nobody!




-- Asteroid Boy


Wiener of the day: 23.7.02, 3.12.03

"In addition, my tickets weren’t really what you’d expect from the webmaster of the internet’s largest independent pro-wrestling website." - Widro

"My brother saw the Undertaker walking through an airport." - Rex
"Was he no-selling?" - Me


Stilton
Frankfurter








Since: 7.2.04
From: Canada

Since last post: 3127 days
Last activity: 3127 days
#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.09
I wonder what's in store for Bradshaw? Maybe they're going to go for a kind of 'evil financial advisor' gimmick. Too bad The Million Dollar Man and Irwin R. Shyster aren't still around... Bradshaw could be the heavy of Money Inc.



So sayeth Randy Stilton, the real Stinky Cheese Man!
HarleM HeAt
Pickled pork








Since: 23.3.02
From: Nova Scotia,Canada

Since last post: 3708 days
Last activity: 3514 days
ICQ:  
#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.10
ron ws the best back inthe old doom days. loved their feud with stiners. i also like his run with the wcw title in 92. the night he wwon i was in total mark mode because it was so out of left field.

just speculation which likley means nothing but i (as well as all my friends watchin) thoughtat the four way match at mania simmons looked out of it. i cant remember the exact spot but he bumped heads or soemthing and just sort of shuffled out of the ring. he looked out of it, drunk, maybe head not in the game but everyone noticed.

anyone else see this





Fuckin' rights, I already got half a fuckin' buzz on
Pages: Prev 1 2 3 Next
Thread rated: 4.16
Pages: Prev 1 2 3 Next
Thread ahead: Worst Moments of Wrestlemania XX
Next thread: "'You Sold Out' chants are obnoxious"
Previous thread: WWE purchases new ECW domain
(6765 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Justin's list is pretty comprehensive, though missing the celebrity wing (for which I nominate former TNA tag-team champion Adam "Pacman" Jones). Other candidates:
Related threads: Kurt Angle injured - SI article on WWE - Another WWE Main Eventer May Be Done After WMXX - More...
The W - Pro Wrestling - APA is done for good....Farooq released! (Spoilers) (Page 2)Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.417 seconds.