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Sign That Smackdown Might Be Moving From Friday Night?

The Syfy Network has announced that they will be debuting a new show next year, which is an adaptation of the film "12 Monkeys." The show is scheduled to debut on Friday 1/16 in the 9-10pm timeslot.

Credit F4WOnline.com



TV Stations Leery About TNA?

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, TV stations are leery about TNA as Spike dropped the product when TNA's ratings were above the station's average. The word on why Spike dropped TNA is that they did not have confidence in their leadership to grow the ratings as the numbers were on the decline.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter



WWE Top Live Event Merchandise Sellers

Here are the top 10 merchandise sellers at WWE live events, which the company feels better reflects on who to push over internet sellers as the live event purchases are made by more general fans and that more sales are made at the events than on the internet.

1. John Cena (By a wide margin)
2. Roman Reigns
3. The Usos
4. Wyatt Family
5. Brock Lesnar
6. Sting
7. Sheamus
8. Daniel Bryan
9. Dean Ambrose
10. Hulk Hogan

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Comments

  1. This Russo thing is incredible. Dixie might seriously have ruined TNA's future strictly due to her crush.

    And I'm surprised about the Usos being so high, I'm happy for them, as they basically disappeared for a good 3 years from 2010 to 2013. Happy that they didn't give up and kept working hard.

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  2. Some real surprises on that merch list: Usos #3 and Sting #6. Wonder if Sting gets his Mania match now?

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  3. I can see kids buying their stuff as the Usos are awesome at playing to the crowds.
    They really are a good team too.

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  4. Also, I'm one of the rare ones that was happy that they won the feud over Harper/Rowan. Long title reigns are always a good thing. I'm glad they didn't just switch the tag titles for the sake of switching them. No 50/50 booking there, Usos are clearly a top level team.

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  5. Yeah, I can see why Hogan is up there, but Sting really surprises me.

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  6. "The Syfy Network has announced that they will be debuting a new show next year, which is an adaptation of the film '12 Monkeys.' It will be called '13 Monkeys: One More Monkey.'"

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  7. I'm guessing the Usos have taken the Rey Mysterio crowd.

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  8. Reigns be selling dat merch.

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  9. I know apparel is a big business for the live events, but I'm surprised WWE hasn't done more to get their shirts available at mass market retailers. Every men's clothing section nowadays has a fairly big display of pop culture t-shirts from a wide array of properties so why isn't something nostalgic or popular like Hulk, Austin, Rock, nWo, or Cena available at Walmart? Seems like you could sell a ton as impulse purchases.

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  10. I once bought a Rock shirt at Wal-Mart, but it was back in 2000. Not sure if they still have WWE stuff.

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  11. Wrestling isn't cool like in 1998, when Wal-Mart and Target were selling nWo and Austin 3:16 shirts.

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  12. Nostalgia is though... I don't think current shirts would sell, but like he said, why not take a shot with old school stuff?

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  13. Were there Shane Douglas shirts too? *rimshot #HadToDoIt

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  14. Poor Shane. The butt of every joke. Not saying he doesn't deserve it. Just pointing out the obvious, I guess.

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  15. I can see that. Maybe the old school stuff would sell. The new stuff? Not a chance, unless you put it in the boys/kids section and it's super bright or something.

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  16. Agreed. Hogan, Savage, Warrior, NWO, Austin, etc... those could do well.

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  17. Isn't Kmart a carrier of WWE merch?

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  18. I haven't seen anyone wearing Reigns merch. This must have caught on super quick. I haven't watched the show in two weeks, so maybe that's it.

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  19. For kids and toys mostly, not that I go to my local Kmart often since it looks like the early 90's inside.

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  20. Smackdown: It could go away completely, and the product wouldn't be hurt. But, gotta keep that TV deal happy, lest they fall into a deeper hole.
    TNA: Surprise? No, no surprise. None whatsoever.
    Sellers: Sure, I'll play along. And I'll use my own personal experience. At Wrestlemania, here's roughly what I saw in the merch booth:


    About a dozen Cena items, one or two items from Bryan (I got his Che shirt), Taker, HHH, DX (WTF?), and various WWE.WM30 items (My other buys were the History of Wrestlemania shirt, WM 30 hat, and WM 30/Hall of Fame program).


    I'd be willing to bet real money the same ratio applies to any random house show. Want Cena stuff? We have it by the truckload. Want anyone else? Good luck, my friend.


    -Has Cena earned it? Absolutely, he does have a history of selling merch for YEARS now. His #1 spot was not given, and he's not going to get any flak from me. Where I WILL aim my flak is at WWE, for seeming to perpetuate this Cena dominance by keeping the playing field so tilted. I've argued it for Punk, for Bryan, and I see multiple names on this list that could possibly challenge Cena now or in the near future, IF they had more than the tiniest fraction of support compared to Cena.


    It'll be quite interesting to see WWE's reaction/response the day or week Cena's sales start coming back to the pack.

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  21. Sting is #6 and Hogan is #10? Sting hasn't wrestled for a real company in 13 years!


    This...
    1) Shows you how popular the character of Sting really is.
    and
    2) Shows you how NOT OVER most of the roster is when two over-the-hill stars of the past are out-selling them.

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  22. They sold knock off shirts. The only way to get the real stuff was going to a live event or a Raw.

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  23. Wait, the guy who has a new t-shirt every week sells a lot of merch? Get the fuck outta town.

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  24. My "WWF" branded/tagged DX boxers from Wal-Mart circa 1998 beg to differ.

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  25. Target and Wal-Mart still carry the dolls (VKM joke) and playsets, usually in a fair-sized section (2-4 foot section, last I remember. That may have changed, of course.)

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  26. Sting also just signed a merchandise deal so I expect they are doing a decent roll out of his stuff.

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  27. One could just as easily say "wait, they give their top seller a new t-shirt every week?"

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  28. And heeeerrreee we go. I was waiting for that kind of comment.

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  29. Of course. It's just like kbone said below....if Cena has towels, wristbands, and 25 damn t-shirts, he's obviously going to sell the most. Punk had like 2 shirts. Bryan had like 2 shirts. Clearly, Cena will sell the most. And I'm not saying he wouldn't if he only had 2 shirts. I'm just saying he's DEFINITELY going to be #1 considering the amount of crap he has.


    And like you're saying, they're pushing Sting merch. No doubt. They push who they want to push.

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  30. I was just at Target the other day....the toys have their own 4 foot section. I don't know if this is everywhere, but it was at my local store.

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  31. WWE is good at capitalizing on merch sales and if someone was selling a lot of stuff despite not having a ton of things available, the would make more items available.

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  32. I'd think that would be standard, especially with Mattel's power behind that area of WWE merch.


    See? Mattel isn't all bad for WWE.

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  33. I would agree with that and concede the point.


    They are great with understanding merch, I'll give them that.

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  34. They might have liscensed out boxers and shit like that to stores but the actual shirts wrestlers wore to the ring were only available through WWE.

    You might find an Austin shirt, but never one he wore to the ring.

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  35. Weren't they slow on catching up with the Bryan demand last fall? Other than that, I do agree that they usually are on the ball.

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  36. K-Marts are scary, man. The ones I've been in the last 10 years have all been dirty and disorganized, and smell funny.

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  37. Whoever designs the shirts need to be fired. 90% of them are awful. Look a Rollins, they are so boring and ugly only a super fan would buy them. Not a good look when the indie guys like Barbershop Window blow away your designs.

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  38. According to WWE Shop's website, Cena (#1 on the list) has 80 items for sale. Hogan (#10 on the list) has 72.

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  39. "AUSTIN 3:16" was a shirt at Wal-Mart. He wore an "AUSTIN 3:16" shirt to the ring. I'll give you that they had licensed out merch that they never wore as well, but the super popular shirts were in stores. Trust me, I was 18 at the time and obsessed.


    /thisisastupiddiscussion

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  40. Cena, Hogan... and the others?

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  41. John Cena is the greatest thing to ever happen to professional wrestling.

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  42. Has someone hacked your account, or did you lose a bet?

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  43. How does Vince Russo keep on getting chances in wrestling? That baboon is resilient!

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  44. Just looked up Rollins' T-shirt... 'Seth for Business'? Fucking hell

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  45. Online sales are different than live event sales. Live event sales generate a good amount more than the internet. Here are the internet top 10 sellers:
    1. Cena (again, by a wide margin)
    2. Ambrose
    3. Reigns
    4. Lesnar.
    5. Austin
    6. AJ
    7. Bryan
    8. Brie
    9. Hogan
    10. Ultimate Warrior

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  46. The actual merch looks like shit. I cant dispute that

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  47. Your average merch stand at a live event carries... 50 items at most? And most of those are cheap trinkets, NOT shirts/hats.

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  48. Wow. That makes me think of Breaking Bad more than WWE.

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  49. It's mind blowing. I mean, there's Vince McMahon Hubris where you have the balls to launch a professional football league, but are smart enough not to bankrupt yourself. Then there's Dixie Hubris, where you are so freaking hard-headed that you hire the guy who drove to WCW into the ditch and never did shit for your company...TWICE!

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  50. I'll do it, as I'm currently on the WWEShop website, under the Products tab.


    Cena: 78
    Hogan: 69 (BLEACH! IT DOES NOTHING!)
    Bryan: 57 (Impressive number, even though some of it is bad merch. His #6 ranking is actually not a good sign, IMO. Then again, he'll probably shoot back up when he does return. If he doesn't... uh-oh.)
    Warrior: 41 (Not in the Top 10, mind you. But I'd be willing to bet he is in the Top 20)
    Mysterio: 33 (Clearance soon?)
    Wyatts: 30 (Not bad.)
    Stone Cold: 27
    Brock: 26
    JIM ROSS: 25 (What. The. Fuck. Bet none of those leave whatever warehouse they're stored in.)


    I went look at the JR selection, it's his BBQ stuff. Sauces, beef jerky, and the old cookbook.

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  51. No chance I'm wearing anything that has 'Authentic WWE Wear' stitched onto it

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  52. When I was a kid and I heard about something selling "on the black market" I really thought they meant ghetto-y stores like the K-Mart and Dollar General.

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  53. Yeah, about Bryan, i'd say it's a VERY good sign, as he's been off tv for nearly 6 months. Just still being in the top 10 is promising.

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  54. I was going to say it's because of the game, but that hasn't come out yet. Considering they went after Goldberg after his DVDs sold well, etc. I think Sting can definitely get some screen time pretty soon.

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  55. I wouldn't wear any wrestling clothing now, but when I was about 12 I wanted, but could never find the Roddy Piper shirt with the "black-cat" fireworks logo on it

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  56. did you instead settle for painting an entire half of your body black?

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  57. Not necessarily. Mark Henry had a shit ton of different merch when he debuted and didn't sell shit.

    Cena is popular because he connects with people, not just because WWE says so. By that logic, WWE would never fail with someone they push, and in reality they do all the time.

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  58. TJ: http://deadspin.com/report-nfl-chooses-katy-perry-to-perform-super-bowl-ha-1644647767


    But, will she accept? Apparently the NFL is asking the performer to PAY THEM to perform at the Super Bowl, and there's a line where it seems like she's not willing to go that far.


    In the end, no matter what, I'll still skip the halftime show for some random other thing.

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  59. I always skip the halftime show anyway.

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  60. I'd say Henry's failure may have soured WWE on doing anything like that ever again.


    Also, they did have to try to recoup a rather large contract at the time.

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  61. I understand the move, but it's pretty damn ballsy and arrogant.

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  62. HALFTIME HEAT, BABY!!!

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  63. By far the biggest news here is a series based on 12 Monkeys.

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  64. Typically, my annual Super Bowl chili dip shit takes 30 minutes or so, so I'm going to try to time it with halftime.


    Yep.

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  65. Talk about weird, but I had a dream about fucking Jeff Jarrett, 1995 Jeff not TNA Jeff, and he was totally in character but he actually became a famous musician and was ranting about how he was so big that he would only perform in two cities: New York and Vegas.

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  66. Dude, you gotta stay away from the booze. When it's fucking with your dreams that badly, it can only get worse.

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  67. Ambrose's "DA" anarchy-ish logo is kinda clever

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  68. You were fucking Jeff Jarrett?!

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  69. I think there is a place for Russo in wrestling. A very small booking role would be a fine spot for him. No way should he be a head booker though.

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  70. I'll watch anything with that many monkeys in it

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  71. "I think there is a place for Russo in wrestling"



    Stunt double for Owen Hart or Sting in 1999?

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  72. That was a figure four leg lock dude, you weren't fucking

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  73. See when I first read this I thought you were saying you had a dream you were having sex with Jeff Jarrett. That first line had me a little concerned.

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  74. It's promising to see names like Reigns, Usos, Wyatts, Bryan, and Ambrose in there. It shows that some younger and relatively newer guys are actually getting over with the fans. Weird seeing Sting and Hogan in the top 10, but there are a lot of older fans out there. Cena is of course at #1 yet people still want him to turn heel. Yeah, that's not happening.

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  75. Put a filter on his stupidity and he can at least give everyone on the roster something meaningful to do.

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  76. If you're pun is less clever than "I'd rather be in Va-Cyna", you're fucked.

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  77. Just looked at the Roman Reigns stuff online. It's pretty awful, so I'm actually impressed that it is selling so well. Not that they've put a lot of effort into the Dean Ambrose or Seth Rollins merchandise either.

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  78. Yeah, I think WWE does a better job at creating new stars than they're given credit for. Plus I have no doubt that Punk would be way up there too, had he not, ya know, quit.

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  79. They should design the shirts like they did in the 80's and 90's. Simple designs instead of this heavy metal Affliction style.

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  80. Guys, Reigns isn't over and the crowd isn't behind him. They need to start jobbing him out and release him. It's patently obvious. lol

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  81. I think WWE should use some combination of live crowd reactions, ratings analysis, network/ppv buys, merchandise sales, and LOGIC to decide on who to push. But whether they're selling merchandise or not, I think the company will push who they want to.

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  82. TJ: WWE should totally sell that neon door on Ebay. I'm sure there are lots of guy who would but in in heartbeat, for their game room or "Man Cave". The perfect combination of "geeky/awesome".

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSkRCor_AbY

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  83. That was a motherfucking good edit.

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  84. Eh, it's alright. Hasn't Abyss been using the anarchy logo for a couple of years now?

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  85. I can rest easy now.

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  86. Cesaro was using as a graphic on his entrance for like a week this year.

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  87. She should tell them to F off. She's already huge, and probably not at the level that she has to pay to play. Let that Arianny Grande (sp?) do that.

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  88. I'd been doing that for years - before I ever even heard of Roddy Piper.


    I thought it would make me look thinner

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  89. Last wrestling show I went to, the smallest size of anything was a Medium, and it was like the biggest Medium there's ever been. When will slim guys get a break? I want crappy garish wrestling shirts too! This also applies to band t-shirts.

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  90. Cause he's totally out of line there?

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  91. never paid any attention to him

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  92. If you're not obese, you have no business being a Rasslin' fan! that's the rule.

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  93. Brian Bayless, why do you keep posting Dave Meltzer's inaccurate and biased information about TNA? They clearly have a TV deal lined up and it might be bigger than Spike

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  94. Now you're learning.

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  95. Yes. If you can find one person on this blog that have ever said WWE should job Reigns out and release him I'll buy you a Reigns t-shirt.

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  96. I heard they have a deal lined up with the FOX network. But they may not. Don't quote me on any of this.

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  97. I wish WWE would call up Zayn and Charlotte.

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  98. You haven't read many of the live threads. The hate for Reigns, and the over reactions about how unover he is are pretty amusing.

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  99. The jobbing part has happened on this blog. I think the Summerslam thread was loaded with Reigns being horrible and not over posts.

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  100. Charlotte has been exposed by less experienced workers since the Nattie match. She could use another 6 months of tuning. That's just my opinion though.

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  101. Divas matches on the main roster are usually less than 6-7 minutes. She'd be fine there.

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  102. I bet nobody has said anything about releasing him. I believe the hate for him is real.

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  103. It's not their fault that you're a pencil neck geek.. Get yourself some IcoPro, you humanoid!!

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  104. IT'S STILL HAM FOR ME, DAMN IT!

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  105. He is pretty horrible. What does that have to do with making up a straw man about him being released?

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  106. He was using an exageration to make fun of them. Because that's probably where they are going next. A lot of people here so badly want him to fail.

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  107. Anybody find it odd that Orton isn't in the Top 10 of live event sales OR online sales?

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  108. More surprised about the Rock and Taker

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  109. And that's why his trolling effort sucked. It went too far.

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  110. 8 of the 10 are faces, and another one is Brock f*cking Lesnar. So being a heel does make a dent in merch sales, I think.

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  111. I do like his logo though.. looks like some type of comic book insignia.

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  112. The white Punk shirt was super popular during his run. Probably ran #2 to Cena if I had to guess.

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  113. I kind of enjoyed it really. they grossly exaggerate on stuff they hate (Reigns isn't getting Austin like pops, but he's still clearly over and popular), so it's fun to go all the way the other way to mock them. (I'm sure you're shocked that I approve of this method. SHOCKED, I tell ya) :)

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  114. Yeah. Maybe they're not selling Taker stuff at live events right now? But you would definitely think the Rock would have been on that list.

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  115. I’m a lean muscle machine! But I’m still dwarfed by medium
    size clothes. How did everyone else get so big? L
    No offense everyone else.

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  116. More like a carrier of an STD if you touch the shelves. Boo-yeah!

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  117. Short answer: No.

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  118. It's sad that we don't expect much from anyone nowdays.

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  119. MikeyMike, WitnessOctober 10, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    He's okay. That's it.

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  120. MikeyMike, WitnessOctober 10, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Lots of booze last night?

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  121. Also, he sucks and he's boring, so there's that.


    But let's not get into this old hat again.

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  122. Dave has never been wrong. He's spoken to Vince McMahon!

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  123. Jobber123. I'm an L.

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  124. "method" = just admitted planned posts to be a contrarian. SHOCKED, I tell ya! SHOCKED!

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  125. Meh, I get he's been there for 12 years straight, but I find him ok. (of course, not watching every single hour of every single show helps keep wrestlers fresh for me)

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  126. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 10, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    12 Monkeys as a TV series? I might give it a shot. The movie is one of my favorites from the 90's. I also used to get a boner for Madeleine Stowe back in the day.

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  127. Skinny shaming! The worst kind of shaming. :'(

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  128. Unless Marcel the monkey is there, count me out.

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  129. have a damn triple cheeseburger. Heck, have 3! You'll thank me!

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  130. Gross. Madeline Stowe? Eck.

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  131. Does anyone know if those merchandise sales numbers take into account the T-Shirts that the Hebners are selling in the back of their van after each show?

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  132. I haven't watched at all in 2 weeks, and it's still in my head that he's boring as a pet rock.

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  133. I give my word that every one of my opinions are legit. it's just a co-in-ki-dink that most of my opinions differ from the general opinion here. I don't make up opinions just to be a contrarian.

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  134. She wasn't bad at all back then. Nothing that made a profound impact on my boner history but nothing to sneeze at.

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  135. You can buy a small online, friend.

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  136. Outside of the nWo, Austin 3:16 and Best In The World, I can’t
    think of too many wrestling t-shirts that weren’t pretty bad.

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  137. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 10, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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  138. Anybody have the list of online sellers? I'm curious now.

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  139. MikeyMike, WitnessOctober 10, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    ughhhhhhhhhhh I HATE THE ORTON IS BORING ARGUMENT. I HATE IT. HATE HATAE HATAE HATE HATAE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATEA

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  140. 1. Cena (again, by a wide margin)
    2. Ambrose
    3. Reigns
    4. Lesnar.
    5. Austin
    6. AJ
    7. Bryan
    8. Brie
    9. Hogan
    10. Ultimate Warrior

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  141. I think the argument is STUPID STUPID STUPID!!

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  142. Not your opinions that are deemed contrarian. It's your constant posts mocking people and putting us in this collective "hivemind" that is contrarian.


    I'm guessing no one is upset or offended of your opinion on Orton or HHH. It's more your opinion on posters and their opinions that is the annoyance.


    This is just from my own observation. I could be wrong.

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  143. The Love-Matic Grampa!October 10, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Randy Orton needs a WCW in the worst way. Losing that place where you can go and recharge your batteries for a few years and still make decent money is going to be disastrous for guys like him.

    And no Rock and Undertaker? Or HBK/HHH/DX? Interesting.

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  144. He's boring to me. He's been boring to me. It's just the way I feel. Sorry.

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  145. I feel a lot of people do the same about me, I mostly support WWE in general, but I get lots of mocking posts that I'm the "WWF1987/Elvy" of the WWE, and I drink their kool-aid and I unconditionally defend them. Not true either.



    But I'm just not really offended by the mocking post, as I do it too. It's a fair fight. :)

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  146. Who in the fuck is buying uso shirts? STOP.

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  147. He could totally go to TN.... nevermind!

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  148. What does the Roman Reigns shirt look like? Is it any good?

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  149. So you can! I just went on WWE Euroshop and they're selling a British Bulldog t-shirt, which I found a bit surprising.

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  150. thank god for that comma. Otherwise, I would have called the authorities.

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  151. Biff Kensington IIIOctober 10, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    I'm sorry, I can't really reconcile this list with reality; for one thing, the Usos at number three is too outlandish to take seriously. It honestly feels like #2-10 are scattershot and in no particular order.

    Before someone labels me a Reigns-hater, know that I really want to like Reigns. If all three Shield members reach the top, then it gives me hope that they can bring up new talent and succeed as well. The issue with Reigns is three-fold. One, and least important, his size. He has a unique look, but he's not monster-sized and looks less imposing than you'd want from a guy with that character. This can be overcome through good booking.

    The other two problems are more immediate; his ring work is mediocre right now, and is demonstrably worse than his contemporaries in the mid-upper card. This is compounded by a decided lack of microphone skills. He's just not at a level that justifies the rocket push we'll have shoved down our throats next year. I wish they'd slow down with him and let him develop his game before giving him the brass ring.

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  152. I got a very nice UFC shirt when I went to the Fight Night in London earlier this year. It was nice and simple. http://www.ufcstore.eu/ufc-fight-night-london-gustafsson-vs-manuwa-event-t-shirt-black/detail.php?p=537387

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  153. So because it differs from your own personal tastes, you consider this list null and void? Is that how I read that?

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  154. Reigns biggest problem is the creative team. They are not helping him out at all. You have a guy with a great look and natural charisma and give him shitty dialogue that makes him seem as uncool as possible.

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  155. For his skill level, Reigns is pretty good. He hasn't wrestled on the independents like Rollins and Ambrose did. His only wrestling has been with the WWE and their developmental program.

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  156. Biff Kensington IIIOctober 10, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    That's kind of an interesting point. Sometimes I wonder if merchandise sales aren't driven as much by popularity as by who has the coolest gear (or largest selection).

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  157. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 10, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Yeah, hasn't changed much since I was a kid.

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  158. I bought the programme at a Smackdown taping in July, it was
    literally nearly a year out of date. No Paige, Rusev, or any of the new guys,
    lots of Punk, and almost no content but a billion pictures (of people who weren’t
    there). Darn waste of fifteen bucks that was.

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  159. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 10, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Yes, a John Cena clothing line for kids....the horror.

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  160. He was only in developmental for a year or two max as well, right? The guy is very green. And he's better than Ryback was when he got the super push.

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  161. *standing ovation*

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  162. Meltzer was taking about how at the same point in their careers, Reigns is better in the ring than Cena.
    Reigns continues to get better and that is all that matters at this point.

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  163. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 10, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    I still have a house show program somewhere, it wasn't as bad, but you could tell it was oldish. Mainly because it had a sticker that said 2010, but when you took it off, the cover said 2009 under it.

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  164. Yeah, I never understood those, even in the pre internet days. They just seem so worthless.

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  165. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 10, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    You can tell that's an internet perspective, because they have Ambrose, Bryan, and AJ in there.

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  166. I don't think they need Russo for that. That really should just be any booker’s job. And some of his
    “stuff to do” was pretty bad. Chavo selling Amway? Hacksaw as the jani- Why am
    I listing examples? It was all bad. All of it. Every inch of it.

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  167. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 10, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Well, glad to see everything is still fine in TNA.

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  168. That's a red flag right there!

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  169. I still think Russo should be Rusev's long lost brother.



    RUSEV SWERVE!!!

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  170. HA!! did Apu do that, after changing the expiration dates on the milk cartons?

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  171. Biff Kensington IIIOctober 10, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    No, it seems like the list doesn't match the reality of who's over on TV.

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  172. Oprah NoodlemantraOctober 10, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    The lost Uso brother.

    Holy shit! It's Vince Uso!

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  173. Damn you. Upstaged me!

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  174. TheMainGuyTheBestGuyOctober 10, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    11 Monkeys: Enter The Crocodile

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  175. I love Charlotte, but she's still got a lot to learn, especially as a dominant heel. She's too reliant on rest holds and her matches have that very choreographed feel. Yeah, she'd be fine in the short diva matches, but she can be better.

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  176. Oprah NoodlemantraOctober 10, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    She needs the tuning for sure, but I am amazed at how much she improves weekly on NXT.

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  177. Oprah NoodlemantraOctober 10, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Most of his merchandise looks like shit...

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  178. ...which brings us back to the "Is NXT something they want to push or is it a place where people can make mistakes and ideas can be tweaked?" question.

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  179. The "Hey, people sure seem to like this...we have to change it so they don't" thing that the WWE has got going for itself is getting really tiresome.

    And watching classic Smackdown episodes on the Network is really making that crystal clear. EVERYBODY WAS OVER! EVERYBODY HAD SOMETHING THAT THE FANS ENJOYED ABOUT THEM (even if they hated them.)

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  180. You could say that about anyone. The point is, he drew well throughout his career, and while his highest-drawing feuds were obviously against bigger stars like Rocky, he drew well against a host of lesser stars as well. This isn't really a matter of opinion.

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  181. Fair enough - could I get some examples? Not saying they don't exist, I'm legit curious.

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  182. That doesn't explain why his kicks & jumps look horrid.

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  183. Virgil's Gimmick TableOctober 11, 2014 at 12:43 AM

    Probably because he has to soften them up.

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  184. LOL, I came back to this thread to see if I was going to read the "Hulk Hogan is an artist" thing. Kind of disappointed.

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