News Wrestling Observer Round Up 25/08/16

Discussion in 'General WWE' started by Adam., Aug 25, 2016.

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  1. So a lot of news has been dropped on Wrestling Observer Radio (And the Newsletter) this week so I thought I'd round up some important stuff into a thread for discussion. If it goes over well I will cover more weeks.

    WWE Suspends Twitter Accounts for SS Gifs (open)

    "The WWE got a number of Twitter accounts suspended for posting SummerSlam gifs, including that of Senor Lariato, who would post highlights in gif form for wrestling all over the world. Lariato in particular was considered one of the key people in making New Japan Pro Wrestling popular to a number of American fans."

    NXT Takeover (open)

    "The ten most watched shows on the WWE Network [this week] were an interesting order: 1. NXT Takeover Brooklyn; 2. SummerSlam; 3. NXT Takeover Brooklyn preview show; 4. An episode of Holy Foley; 5. SummerSlam kickoff show; 6. Another episode of Holy Foley; 7. Another episode of Holy Foley; 8. Ride Along with Enzo & Cass & Dudleys; 9. WWE 24: Women’s Revolution; 10. Another episode of Holy Foley"

    Kazuchika Okada Backstage at Summerslam (open)

    "Kazuchika Okada was backstage at SummerSlam. That will cause a lot of talk since everyone knows WWE has wanted him. He’s in New York for the ROH show this coming weekend in Brooklyn."

    Its worth noting Okada was backstage last year too, this is no real indication of a signing.

    Brock Lesnar Too Rough on Orton (open)

    The story behind Lesnar vs. Orton was to create a scenario where nobody knew where reality ended, and preferably where people thought Lesnar was breaking the code or script.
    Orton wasn’t told until he got to the arena, as he was planning for a usual main event. He was told when he got there that he was not going to have a normal match, and that the match wasn’t about going back-and-forth and keeping both men strong, but about making Lesnar stronger. The original idea was to be a total destruction for Lesnar, where Orton would be on the ground bleeding. It was supposed to look like Lesnar “went against the script” on him and hurt him. There would be confusion and the match would end, with Orton seemingly concussed and the referee stopping the match....
    There will be people denying this most likely, because they have to, but Orton was told that Lesnar knew how to graze him with his elbow to open up a cut without hurting him and was told that was what would happen in the match. As it turned out, Lesnar elbowed the hell out of him, and threw some stiff punches, and Orton was bleeding like crazy from a cut that needed ten staples to close. Orton stayed down and was acting like he was knocked out, as he was supposed to. Medical personnel and the referee acted confused, because they were. I don’t know this as a fact, but I believe the referee knew going in that Lesnar was winning, but if he did, was given a different finish, because the fact Lesnar was going over was not kept secret...
    One person noted that Orton was told to do it, but wasn’t expecting it to be the way it was. He wasn’t going to complain publicly about it but also was never going to do that kind of a favor again and wasn’t particularly thrilled by it."

    Daniel Bryan Possibly Wrestling Again (open)

    "Regarding Daniel Bryan wrestling, while I don’t know this factually, one would presume that because he’s General Manager and working regularly again, the time is ticking on his contract, which means that at some point he would be able to leave the company and work elsewhere. Whether it is healthy or prudent for him to return as a wrestler on a full-time or part-time basis is still a question that he has to come up with an answer for, as different doctors have given him different opinions. Whether he would want to give up the financial security (which seems to mean less to him than for most, as he’s seemingly happier being an artist on his own terms than being rich) of a guaranteed WWE deal is something else, although he could make huge money away from WWE. It wouldn’t surprise me if he could make more away from WWE as a wrestler than his downside in WWE without the money you make when you wrestle as the main event level, plus he’d make all his merch money outside as opposed to just a small percentage of it."

    Is Vince Running SDL? (open)


    Meltzer Summerslam and NXT Ratings (open)

    Smackdown Tag: **3/4
    Zayn/Neville vs. Dudleys **
    Cesaro vs. Sheamus *** (wasn't in at first, was edited in after a few hours)
    Jeircho/Owens vs. Enzo/Cass **3/4
    Charlotte vs. Sasha **3/4
    Miz vs. Crews **
    Styles vs. Cena ****1/2
    Club vs. New Day **
    Ambrose vs. Ziggler **3/4
    Smackdown Womens Tag **
    Balor vs. Rollins ****
    Orton vs. Lesnar ***

    NXT TakeOver:

    Aries vs. Jose **3/4
    Moon vs. Kay *1/2
    Roode vs. Almas **3/4
    Gargano/Ciampa vs. Revival ****1/2
    Asuka vs. Bayley ****
    Nakamura vs. Joe ****1/4

    Del Rio and Paige's Contracts (open)

    "Paige's contract expires in 2019 and Del Rio is not expected to comeback from his suspension. The only way she can go with him is if WWE fires her."

    That is all for this week I believe, nothing major in the twitter feed as its more Q and A. There was some indy news such as Marty Scurll and ROH are in talks and may have signed a contract but other than that I think this is it for WWE. Anything big I've missed just let me know.
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  2. There are already vignettes for Scurll on ROH's YouTube page, so I'm pretty sure he's already signed. Also, I like that you posted this. Personally not a subscriber of the WON~! unfortunately but I love listening to Meltzer's insight on wrestling so it's also nice having a thread for this. Hope you do it more, brother
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  3. LOL, WWE suspending those Twitter accounts.

    Also, good to know TakeOver: Brooklyn II was the most watched show on WWEN.
  4. If Daniel Bryan returns to wrestling its gotta be a surprise and it has to make the whole world go YES
  5. Vince running SD?
    Good to know the sequel to the John Cena Road to Redemption will be as amazing as the first! :bodallas:
  6. Marty using this song would be dope.
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