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#1 Posted by turboman (9848 posts) -

@ht101: Year over year raw ratings have dropped 20-25% from the last year alone. WWE's ratings have steadily declined since they bought WCW. There is plenty of room in the market for a legit competitor for WWE. Still unknown if AEW is going to be a big thing, but a company that has a lot of money behind it and being lead by several of the smartest people in the business today on a mainstream cable station (assuming it's TNT) is exciting.

For a bit more of hypothetical numbers to through out there: TNA did a solid 1 million viewers every single week when they were on Spike. WWE is currently averaging less than three million viewers on Raw. AEW has already been much more successful than TNA at drawing a live crowd just through their work at social media, it'll be interesting to see if they can really bring in numbers through that as well as a legit marketing campaign on TV through TNT (if they start in October their commercials will be hitting at the same time as the start of Basketball season).

Do I think AEW is going to blow WWE out of the water week one? Absolutely not. Is it possible that a company being ran by a bunch of passionate people who have a great mind for the business and an investor who's "All In"(sorry) can provide legit competition to a company that has be frustrating a lot of its fans for the past decade and is ran by a guy in his late 70s who thinks it's a good idea to start a football league? I don't think it's crazy.

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#2 Edited by turboman (9848 posts) -

@dizzyhippos: in about 6 minutes I’m more excited for a Cody vs. Dustin match than I was for any WM match outside of Kofi/Bryan.

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CM Punk returned to wrestling last night in a very small show in Wisconsin while wearing a mask

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#3 Posted by turboman (9848 posts) -

Hey folks,

The Dreams Early Access thing is out now, and building together levels seems like it’s a good time! The game really encourages collaboration so I thought it would be a good project to try and get a group of people from the ultra creative community here at Giant Bomb and try to work on a couple of things together and see what we could make.

I haven’t collaborated with anyone yet but it seems like it’s a possible thing to send levels/works to each other within the game without publishing them. I would think that mixing that with a central location like Discord would be the way to go.

So... would there be people that would be interested in this?I would think there are folks here that could be interested in a specific thing (Sculpting assets, animating, music, etc.) and we can form up and make the ULTIMATE GAMES.

Let me know if there’s interest in it and I could start up a Discord.

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#4 Posted by turboman (9848 posts) -

Our streaming-only nightmares is put to rest at least for the next generation.

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#5 Posted by turboman (9848 posts) -

@frodobaggins: Nakamura did a really hard style of wrestling in japan + years of MMA. He deserves what he's getting now IMO and I'm not mad at all he's toned it down for his sake.

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#6 Posted by turboman (9848 posts) -

Nakamura is re-signing so I guess he just fully doesn't care about doing good wrestling anymore.

That's been known for a while.

Good for him though, get paid to be a Randy Orton-esque guy on the roster.

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#7 Posted by turboman (9848 posts) -

@retris: Road Dogg also "stepped down" as co-head writer for Smackdown

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#8 Posted by turboman (9848 posts) -

Marchie Archie was fired from the WWE because the DX HOF speech that Evans was the producer on included Vince McMahon's name.

You can't make this stuff up.

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#9 Posted by turboman (9848 posts) -

@drdarkstryfe: I've been debating for quite a while on whether or not I'm going to this show. Still up in the air about it.

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#10 Posted by turboman (9848 posts) -

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