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Since: 2.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
Dustin has been off the roster page for a few days no so this is unsurprising. Tomko is more unexpected, although it was obvious that they'd cooled on him recently.

    Originally posted by From PWInsider, via 411
    - Tomko finished up with TNA over the weekend. Tomko is done with the company because he was having issues with the creative team. He often turned down ideas and didn't work with the company, so the decision was made to part ways with him.

    - Dustin Runnels is also done with TNA. The company decided that they had nothing creatively for him. The door is open to use him in the future though.
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.06
Oh my god, WWE bring back Goldust and have him try to make Cody Rhodes vaguely interesting. Pretty please?
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.61
    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    Oh my god, WWE bring back Goldust and have him try to make Cody Rhodes vaguely interesting. Pretty please?


Ted Jr. & Cody vs. Duggan is one of the best things on TV right now.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.00
Losing Tomko makes me sad.

He belongs with Christian, and is absolutely brilliant in that role.

Good luck to him in Japan, and i hope to see him back stateside soon.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.80
IIRC, WWE very much tried to bring back Goldust about a year ago, with plans to push him as a near-the-top heel since they had no depth. But he blew it 'cause he pulled out of a SNME and, despite having Dusty in his corner, was deemed to be too unreliable and in-no-condition-to-performy.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.17
Who can blame Tomko for not wanting to work with THAT creative team at this point? He was more over than he had ever been in his career until the creative team threw it down the shitter with another idiotic swerve. It was played out so poorly and Tomko hasn't recovered since. Good for him for getting out.

I won't miss Black Reign or his rat at all. Good riddance.




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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.50
The swerve might have been dumb but he was still over after that, he could have been salvaged. I think the bigger problem is the last few weeks he's be regulated to six man tag matches with scrubs like Billy Gunn and Beer Money. If they didn't have anything to do they should have just let him squash people until they had something for him. I definitely like him better than Matt Morgan (although if I had my choice I'd prefer Hernandez got the big man push). I'm not sure how he got left out of the AJ/Christian/Rhyno vs. Angle feud either since he was a bigger part of that angle than Team 3D.



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Since: 10.1.08
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.55
Tomko is one of those people who I think gets crappy treatment in TNA, but will never have it any better in the WWE. Which is too bad, because I've grown to really like him the last couple of years. I get the feeling the same situation will happen to Christian soon enough since he going nowhere in TNA as well. Maybe they can both come back to the WWE together and actually get pushed better this time around. Then again, maybe I'm being too optimistic.

As for Dustin, if you asked me up until a couple of weeks ago, I would had definitely taken him over Cody Rhodes. But Cody has really blossomed after being teamed with Ted Dibiase Jr. and having to see Golddust for the twenieth time has no interest in me. Really, I rather see him retire and be a booker or trainer; I think he might have plenty of knowledge to pull both off pretty well.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.41
I think one of the saddest things I've ever seen is Goldust practically begging for a bigger pop for the "Shattered Dreams" (I think that's what he called the kick to the nuts in the corner)

like this:
*Goldust points at the guy straddling the second turnbuckle*
*slight pop*
"Come on!" *motions for a bigger pop*
*same pop*
"COME ON!" *motions again*
*some boos*
*finally does it, to a bigger pop*



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.46
It's a small shame that Black Reign never met Booker T.

It's a bigger shame that a while back i genuinely thought Tomko would be TNA champ within a couple of years, now i have little hope of ever seeing him again.
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Since: 25.4.03
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.02

Tomko really seemed to come into his own in TNA (& probably Japan too, for that matter) ... I could really see WWE bringing him back now that he's more seasoned ... I think he could have some decent big-man feuds with Batista, Undertaker, etc.

A Cody vs. Goldust one-off deal could be rather intriguing.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.40
    Originally posted by Mayhem
    A Cody vs. Goldust one-off deal could be rather intriguing.


And it would fit into the current "legend disser" angle of Cody/DiBiase. Bring in Goldust, harangue him, see what the crowd does. If they pop, keep him around.

Then again, seeing Goldust on the same show as D/Lo will feel weird.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.76
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      Originally posted by Mayhem
      A Cody vs. Goldust one-off deal could be rather intriguing.


    And it would fit into the current "legend disser" angle of Cody/DiBiase. Bring in Goldust, harangue him, see what the crowd does. If they pop, keep him around.

    Then again, seeing Goldust on the same show as D/Lo will feel weird.


Perhaps he can be Hacksaw's mystery tag-team partner at SummerSlam if they go that route! lol.

I have a vague memory of something between Golddust and D-Lo, but can you remind the class, please? Thanks.
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.40
    Originally posted by Hokienautic
    I have a vague memory of something between Golddust and D-Lo, but can you remind the class, please? Thanks.


I have no specific memory of an angle. That's not my point.

I'm unsure of the effect of the WWE bringing in guys from so far back. Part of me thinks it's a good balance to the very new performers who hold gold. All the male champions are WWE newbies.

Then again, I'd argue the company should give precious TV time to folks who can go and work the crowd. If D/Lo can do more than prod the Sanitno/Phoenix angle, good for him. If Goldust can win us over with strong promos and ringwork, give him a chance. But if "no" to either, let's continue the trend toward new guys and see how they do.

Interestingly, the former Mrs. Goldust is now doing the radio-show circuit to promote her house giveaway contest.



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I don't know bipkiss about puroresu...

...but the thought of Tomko taking the IWGP belt kinda smacks of awesome.









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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.63
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    All the male champions are WWE newbies.


Triple H = WWE newbie
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.35
    Originally posted by AlbySure
      Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      All the male champions are WWE newbies.


    Triple H = WWE newbie


Don't forget rookie Mark Henry!

Also, Shelton Benjamin has been around for five years.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.00
OH your face!
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Since: 8.5.03
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.40
I was referring exclusively to RAW, as that's where we would see Goldust working around Cody and sharing the screen with D-Lo.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.76
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    Tomko is one of those people who I think gets crappy treatment in TNA, but will never have it any better in the WWE. Which is too bad, because I've grown to really like him the last couple of years. I get the feeling the same situation will happen to Christian soon enough since he going nowhere in TNA as well. Maybe they can both come back to the WWE together and actually get pushed better this time around. Then again, maybe I'm being too optimistic.




Oddly enough, WWE already made this same bone headed mistake when they split Tomko from Christian and killed his heat. And I hate to say this given the state of the business, but Tomko doesn't look like the bad ass he did before with his recent weight/bulk loss. He looks more like a local tough guy at some watering hole.

Christian's face turn totally killed his momentum. He is SO much better as a heel, I still can't figure out that turn. I doubt a move to WWE is necesary, just turn him heel again.




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