Originally posted by andy1278Short list of names I'd be worried to have in the next few days
Top of my head:
Cryme Tyme Hornswoggle Chavo Chris Masters Primo
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Not sure what is meant by 'Cryme Tyme' because a fresh feud just started between Shad and JTG but as for the other 4 names mentioned, I can definitely see them on the 'future endeavored' list very soon.
Hornswoggle has outlived his usefulness in the WWE while Chavo (a good entertainer and wrestler in the past) has not made it past Superstars which to me signals that he won't be around too much longer. Chris Masters has no use and Primo was never really given too much of an opportunity despite being pretty good in the ring.
I was never really into Mike Knox so seeing him go was no big surprise or disappointment.
I look on J.Kyle's post with a quote from andy1278, and I will aslo agree with the potential of Zack Ryder (I like Zack Ryder but right now is in the realm of irrelevance), Goldust will be "future endeavored" for like the 100th time, while Yoshi Tatsu I think will stay for awhile as he is an entertaining high-flyer. This is perhaps coming from a biased standpoint a little bit, but the Dudebusters are not credible in any way shape or form and I can see them being out soon enough.
I guess the WWE has been "trimming the fat" so to speak just before the draft on Monday.
Originally posted by Kei PosiskunkEveryone really seems to be hoping with all their hearts that Matt will get fired and drop off the face of the earth, but one thing you have to remember is that he still has two meat shields left to take bullets that his haters think are "meant for him" in R-Truth and the recently re-hired Joey Mercury.
That's really the odd thing about him. No matter how much of an IWC whipping boy he is, and no matter how much WWE management seems to be obsessed with booking him in a way where not even his own mother would see him as anything but a pathetic loser, it's always his North Carolina-clique friends who get the axe instead of him.
Speaking of "The Truth" i completely was, and still am expecting him to never be seen on TV again, after his on screen death at the hands of Guest Host MacGruber.
Chavo, Hornswoggle, Santino and Goldust are fairly safe. The WWE likes Vickie and Chavo is a nice fill in role for her in feuds. Hornswoggle appeals to the kiddie demographic they are using now. Goldust's daddy books the show and he is a good worker when they need one. Santino has that new sitcom with Beth and Khali, so firing him right now is not an option. I think WWE keeps Matt around since a Hardy Boy re-union would be another feather in TNA's cap. TNA does have to be careful not to take every fired WWE employee, but expectations can be made with certain people who fit a need like Mickie and Katie. The KO division is getting a bit heel heavy for my taste though Sarita/Wilde should be feuding with BP in the near future. Charlie Haas stated a few weeks ago he wanted to work with Shelton in TNA, so if they start out as a tag team it would be good maybe when Kurt comes back reform Team Angle. TNA should and probably will have to wait til the no-compete clause runs out, but by then Kurt maybe back ready to go.
Yoshi has a lot of upside as far as I am concerned and if he was booked properly would fit into that kid demographic as well as not piss off the older fans since he has that Japanese cred. I would assume that most of this room is being made for the NXT kids as well as moving the women's division back to one title since there is no need for two women's belts.
I'd have no issues with a Haas/Benjamin team hitting TNA, but no Team Angle. It'd be another case of booking a WWE act for no reason other than they were together in a rival promotion an age ago. "Hey, remember when these guys were seven years younger and their leader wasn't an insane cripple and the other two weren't total jokes as singles wrestlers? Well have we got a treat for you!"
Originally posted by Amos CochranI'd have no issues with a Haas/Benjamin team hitting TNA, but no Team Angle. It'd be another case of booking a WWE act for no reason other than they were together in a rival promotion an age ago. "Hey, remember when these guys were seven years younger and their leader wasn't an insane cripple and the other two weren't total jokes as singles wrestlers? Well have we got a treat for you!"
Eh. Angle was an insane cripple back then too. Do you not recall the shape he was in going into WM19, and the bumps he was taking in that match? Angle is a different breed. Yes he has more wear and tear on him seven years later but it's not like he wasn't beat up those days. I don't see them being aligned at first. I could see a backstage segment or whatever with them running into Angle or after they attack Beer Money having Angle welcoming them to the company.
Shelton Benjamin is another one of those who suffers from not having a real tag team division. I'm not sure if the WWE dropped the ball by not pushing him at the right times, or if he is just Shelton Benjamin the great athlete who is kind of boring for no real reason.
Originally posted by BigDaddyLocoShelton Benjamin is another one of those who suffers from not having a real tag team division. I'm not sure if the WWE dropped the ball by not pushing him at the right times, or if he is just Shelton Benjamin the great athlete who is kind of boring for no real reason.
The things I remember him best for are eating Shawn's superkick off the springboard and bringing in his "mama," who eclipsed him immediately.
He has the raw ability to be a great midcarder but not that extra component to be a main eventer. That's fine. Not everyone can headline a show; that's they the headliners who earn their spot are so good. But his departure from the WWE allows room for a possible less talented performer who may not provide the skills Shelton already demonstrates. "Possible" and "may not" are as much gambles as cutting a young recognizable guy who's willing to do big spots. He certainly had more of a chance than Eric Escobar to learn on the job.
After all this time he never evolved. He was solid to begin with and solid he remained. I understand the cut, but I'd rather see him reliably, aptly work the midcard on a semiweekly basis.
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I would almost think Angle is in better shape these days than he was from 2003-06.
I don't see Shelton having any better luck in TNA than he did in WWE. He still has no personality. TNA has a bloated roster as is, and i can't think of any guys they are pushing that aren't at least decent on the mic.
Mickie on the other hand should do fine, as they really need to revamp the Knockout division. Why Angelina is not a part of the Beautiful People still baffles me.
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I can't think of anyone else available and experienced enough to fill the void for JR and Lawler, but they better start training somebody right fuckin' now, because those two are only getting older and worse.