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Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:50 am
by thecubsfan
I feel like there's somewhere between a 99 and a 100% chance TJP pops up somewhere in the Konnan extended universe before long.

Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:49 am
by John The Drummer
Shane Strickland made his final appearance at DEFY Wrestling last night. He has been the face of that promotion since it's first show, so obviously he is heading off to something bigger.

Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:33 pm
by Joe Lanza
John The Drummer wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:49 am
Shane Strickland made his final appearance at DEFY Wrestling last night. He has been the face of that promotion since it's first show, so obviously he is heading off to something bigger.
Almost positive he did a LeBron style reveal on twitter a while back and SAID he chose WWE

Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:27 pm
by rovert
AEW would let him work DEFY (and MLW).

Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:51 pm
by Rich Kraetsch
I swore he was already on his way out and to WWE months ago but maybe that was more rumor rather than formality and now we are finally seeing the next set in this.

Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:37 pm
by supersonic

Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:37 pm
by supersonic

Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:12 pm
by supersonic



Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 2:56 am
by supersonic

Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 6:19 am
by supersonic

Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 6:24 am
by SuperplexlariatBW
By Mike Johnson on 2019-05-13 15:48:00

"Unhappiness over creative and pay has led to a rift between Impact Wrestling and Killer Kross, PWInsider.com has learned.

We have been told by numerous sources that Kross, 33, has been unhappy with the current multi-year deal he signed with Impact a year ago and has requested a raise in pay, based on what his market value could be outside of Impact Wrestling. We are told that Kross has also raised some concerns about how he is being used from a creative standpoint, but the major issue that has caused the schism between the two sides is financial.

Sources indicate that Kross, unhappy with his current pay scale, pushed for a six-figure guaranteed deal that would bring him far more than he was currently making working for Impact.

The Impact side of the story is that Kross was offered and agreed to a deal a year ago when he was relatively unknown (on a national level) and that Kross agreed to those terms. Now that Kross has had a year on their TV (raising his profile obviously) and voiced his financial concerns, we are told that Impact countered with an offer for a new, restructured three-year deal but that that money offered was well below the six-figure per year deal Kross was looking for. We are also told that Kross’ current deal pays him by the date, while he was seeking a more guaranteed deal that would pay him a base salary vs. paid by the date booked, since many Impact contracts don’t guarantee a set number of dates per year – and that Kross was pushing for a guaranteed salary.

After turning down the restructured deal, sources indicate that Kross asked for a release from his Impact contract a week ago, seeking to explore his options elsewhere. Kross has had WWE tryouts in the past and we are told there’s been interest in him there and in other places in recent months, so it wouldn’t be a far-fetched notion in the current pro wrestling landscape that he’d likely to secure a spot somewhere.

Thus far, we are told Kross' request for a release has not been granted and that Impact has no current plans to offer him a release. Kross, who debuted for the company in 2018, is under contract for several more years based on the deal he signed in 2018.

Relations between the two sides remain professional, we are told.

Kross appeared on the Impact tapings in Philadelphia as part of a program with Eddie Edwards, so he will be on TV for the next several weeks. Impact’s next TV tapings are in New York City in early June, which would be Kross’ next expected appearance."

A wrestler seeking a release from their current promotion and being denied. Sounds familiar. It's like this is apart of an ongoing pattern that's now affecting more than one promotion. I think it's obvious what promotion is behind Kross asking for his release

While WWE has had interest in Kross for awhile I don't think they're the reason why he asked for his release from Impact. He did an interview not too long ago and seemed to be in no hurry to go there. Plus, Impact has let people out of deals so they can join WWE in he past.

This follows multiple people in WWE asking for releases and being denied, along with the Eli Drake situation. AEW seem to think they can have their way with every promotion they're not working with. No matter what they're not going to get heat for anything, while promotions wanting to protect themselves against competition will get portrayed as being the bad guys, Nobody will ask how AEW will handle situations if any of their contracted talents ever wants a release, either. I guess it pays to have certain wrestling media friends.

Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:16 pm
by supersonic

Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:10 pm
by supersonic

Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:21 pm
by supersonic

Re: Pro Wrestling hot stove

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:21 am
by SuperplexlariatBW
supersonic wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:21 pm
This is surprising considering they asked to be released months ago.

I think this sends a few messages that complaining wrestlers and fans/journalists pushing for this big WWE exodus need to take note of.

First, this should be the first indication that AEW cannot take everybody or that a lot of wrestlers will have roles in AEW that are not all that much different than what they have in WWE.

This tells me that many wrestlers still don't have the confidence in leaving to take the ROH, Impact or indie route and that all this complaining is from wrestlers with delusions regarding AEW being paradise for everybody.

Finally, this should also be an indication to people that a lot these wrestlers are unhappy and want out stories may just be them working angles knowing that they will get WWE to pony up a good amount of cash to keep them from leaving.