Stunt Granny Lunch Conversation – #WWE ‘Future Endeavor Day’

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Jeremy: So no more releases as of yet.

Kevin: I would have to think it’s ended now unless the rumor mill is true that no one can get a hold of JTG.

Jeremy: HA, poor JTG. Did you realize he was still employed?

Kevin: Yes because I’ve gone thru that roster page too often recently during shows. If I hadn’t done that, I wouldn’t know. He doesn’t even make Main Event.

Jeremy: If there was ever a time to replace him wouldn’t it be now? They have Xavier Woods after all.

Kevin: There is no reason to pay someone who can’t even make it to Main Event. JTG should be gone.

Jeremy: Unless he is a trainer behind the scenes? I have no clue what he does as a function for the company.

Kevin: Knowing the inner workings would always help. Maybe he helps choreograph the Funkadactyls routines.

Jeremy: Saw Chris post that he hasn’t had one match this year. What a great way to make money.

Kevin: More reasons to can the guy unless he’s doing something else for them. I bet he’s the mole who is giving TNA the scoop on the WWE’s story lines.

Jeremy: Then he is the worst possible mole ever. I have always figured TNA’s “mole” was the TYV in the office. “Hey look what they are doing. We should do that.”

Kevin: I can’t wait to see what they try to replicate tonight. Hold on, weren’t we talking about everyone who got canned? We haven’t mentioned any of them yet.

Jeremy: Oh yeah, well it sort of goes hand in hand. Some of these people could end up in TNA.

Kevin: If TNA is smart, they’ll stay away simply because more rip off jokes will follow. I know some of them might be useful with re-packaging but none of them are so good that they’ll drag TNA out of the dregs.

Jeremy: Out of the list of the released Evan Bourne will probably end up in ROH again or Dragon Gate USA. He is too talented for this to be the end of his career.

Kevin: He should land on his feet. No one else will care about the pot smoking. The rash of injuries usually subsides at some point. Hell, once brittle Fred Taylor even had a string of injury free years for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jeremy: His injuries were from a car accident as well and then a string of “bad luck.” Regardless he has immediate merchandise potential as I have said since WWE called him up. TNA should take a look but they won’t.

Kevin: He’s the only guy I wouldn’t blame them for picking up. I’d be disappointed in him if he did that though. Everyone in wrestling has to know it’s a black hole.

Jeremy: At this time though if they come calling you sort of have to listen and at least consider it. Drew Mcintyre can still make a go of things.

Jeremy: Allow me to interrupt this conversation for breaking news: JTG has been released.

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Gabe Sapolsky hates money, pro wrestling, you

For no reason

For no reason

Quote Mike Johnson:

When I reached out to Sapolsky, he noted that they would not be working with Wrestlecon this year as they could not come to a “business arrangement” with Highspots.com, the primary promoter/sponsor of the event due to the costs involved with the Wrestlecon venue.

Okay, so here’s the deal as I understand it. Wrestlecon is the indy’s way of weaseling in on the cash cow that is WrestleMania weekend. I believe all the promotions should band together for this event, as a way of maximizing profit for all parties. Since this is wrestling and that would seem to make sense, no dice there.

Wrestlecon is currently slated to be this amount of shit sandwich:

* Saturday AM session, 10 am to 4 pm: Includes admission to vendors, autograph and photo sessions; Marty DeRosa comedy show; $5 Wrestling event; & more.

* Saturday PM session, 7 pm to 1 am: Includes admission into the signing & vendors area; an independent show; a live taping of Colt Cabana’s podcast; & more. For an additional $25, fans can upgrade to a front row ticket.

*Sunday session, 10 am to 3 pm: Includes live tapings of The Kevin Steen Show & Old School with Steve Corino; & admission to the signing & vendor area; & more.

Meanwhile…

the “WWN Live Experience” in a separate venue is “live events and iPPV shows from Evolve, Shimmer, Kaiju Big Battel and Dragon Gate USA, with shows on Friday, multiple shows on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.”

So Gabe Sapolsky’s aversion to doing good things and making money shines through again. He’d rather get into an “I can one up you!” pissing contest, thus spreading the indy dollar thin and no one wins. As Jeremy put it early today, Gabe is that liberal college douchebag who doesn’t care about making money. Maybe his brain is doing a semester abroad to try to find itself.

And ROH? Well, ROH will get back to you real soon! – Dusty

More PRIME Wrestling Defections To The WWE?

There are a number of noticeable indy wrestlers that have signed with the WWE, but I will leave those posts to someone else. According to Gerweck.net (we do source our info from other sites, sometimes) Johnny Gargano from Pro Wrestling Ohio/PRIME Wrestling  along with Dragon Gate USA & Evolve has signed with the WWE and will be heading to FCW in the near future. Good for him. Gargano was one of the better wrestlers when the promotion started about five years ago. He has worked hard on his promo to make them go from childish to a man cutting a promo which has been his biggest development.

If you read the link, there’s some other news that pertains just to PRIME Wrestling, while I knew some of the information because of my sources inside of the organization, some of the information was never passed along. It is a bit shocking to find out the owner of the company, Walt Klasinski, got convicted of sexual assault related charges. The legal trouble led to Joe Dombrowski purchasing the company and re-branding it. Klasinski’s actions don’t change my thoughts on the promotion because he was never booking for it to my knowledge and none of the wrestlers were convicted either. I think it’s a fine, paint by the numbers booking style that helps get the wrestlers over.

To get back to Gargano, one of the better parts of the transition from Pro Wrestling Ohio to PRIME Wrestling was the carry over of the story lines. Gargano came back on an episode I haven’t watched yet but he is set to take on Jimmy Jacobs for the PRIME Wrestling Title at Wrestlelution 5. His possible move to the WWE would put a giant crimp in their big event.

Like any good indy promotion, PWO/PRIME talent has been ransacked just as they start to move to the next level. Zema Ion (Shiima Xion) is now the X Division Champion in TNA. He was recently joined by Flip Cassanova (aka Flip Kendrick) in the X Division Title hunt taking each other on at Destination X this past Sunday. The WWE signed “Big Rig” Brodie Lee in March not long after he worked with Kevin Nash at Wrestlelution 4. The WWE also signed Derek Bateman in PWO’s infancy when he went by the name Michael Hutter. Gargano will have some familar faces around him, but only time will tell if he can become the Whole She Bang and the Cat’s Meow in the WWE. -Kevin

The Big Rig Brodie Lee Comes to the #WWE

According to Prowrestling.net, “Big Rig” Brodie Lee has signed a developmental deal with WWE. Though he worked some dates for Ring Of Honor and for Dragon Gate USA, I know him from Pro Wrestling Ohio. He is 6′-7″ and has got to weigh around three hundred pounds. He’s not in WWE shape but he’s still been hitting the gym. His size appeals to the WWE and they should be able to get him into better shape. I can only hope he retains his mobility in such a move. Brodie was quite agile for a big man. He had a haggard look that I dug but the WWE won’t allow that so his looks will be cleaned up too. Brodie didn’t get much mic time since Marion Fontaine did most of the talking. Lee carried himself well when he did get a chance. I’m surprised he didn’t get a contract earlier. He worked with Kevin Nash at Wrestlelution 4 so the WWE was well aware of him. From what I saw of him on TV, the WWE signed a good one. -Kevin

Poor little booger: Jimmy Jacobs is sad

Found this one while surfing around on Twitter: Jimmy Jacobs turned the ol’ Flip camera on himself, but instead of singing brilliant but poorly mixed love songs to the sexified Lacey, he’s now crying about how he’s been a wrestler for 12 or 15 or whatever years and still can’t get a break. I come at this from two different directions. One, I don’t know what “kind” of wrestling I really like, and honestly, I don’t know if anyone *should* like one “kind” of wrestling (garbage, technical, brawling, high-flying, WWE, All Japan,,,). To me, wrestling is like music: No matter the genre, if it’s good, I’ll like it. That said, one of my absolute favorite matches I’ve ever seen live was the violent and bloody cage match between Jimmy Jacobs and (ugh) BJ Whitmer at Ring of Honor show in Detroit. The emotion, the gore, the gimmicks, and (yawn) the sacrifice was tremendous, and it’s one of the few matches I go back to watch on ROH DVDs anymore.

Two, the other side of this from which I come… quit comparing yourself to CM Punk, who clearly deserves everything he has achieved, and Alex Shelley, who has entertained his way to that 60-inch television, quit being a bitch, quit resting on the fact that you’ve wrestled since you were 15 and you think that somehow entitles you to something, and make a fucking money-drawing career for yourself.

Comments on this YouTube page debate whether or not this was a work. If it is, it’s a good but long-winded promo. If it’s not, well, buck up, little guy, strap on those fuzzy boots and sell your soul to TNA! Aunt Dixie’s got a warm apple pie and a multi-year contract waitin’ for ya. HUSS! HUSS! HUSS! -Eric

Dragon Gate USA in Chicago on Labor Day Weekend

No, this isnt a screen cap from Guest Booker: Michinoku Pro.

No, this isn't a screen cap from "Guest Booker: Michinoku Pro."

Ho-lee-crap, this could make for a good Labor Day getaway: According to Prowrestling.net, Dragon Gate USA will make its Chicago debut on June (I mean September) 6 (and our good friend BigRoundWizard looked up live WWE shows for me last night and saw that WWE Monday Night Raw will be in Chicago the next night).

Dragon Gate USA issued a press release to announce that the promotion will make its Chicago debut on Sept. 6. at the Congress Theater. Tickets will go on sale through the company website on May 27 at 10 a.m. For more information, visit DGUSA.TV.

If I sell enough plasma, I will have the money to spare to go to at least one of these shows. Anyone with me? -Eric

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