AEW Accelerates in its second year with a extended and expanded commitment by TNT and WarnerMedia to go head to head with WWE going forward.
All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is expanding its footprint on TNT. The upstart pro wrestling promotion has signed a new multi-year deal with TNT that will keep it on the air through 2023. In addition, AEW will launch a new weekly show to go alongside its alrea... Read more
Tessa Blanchard wins the Impact World Title. KOP discusses Hard To Kill and the pre-ppv outcry by wrestlers and fans alike looking to cancel Tessa.
Brian Cage closes out his run at Impact and moves on to AEW.
Also, Marty Scurll re-signs with ROH and takes over the booking. How will this help ROH and will this foster renewed relationships with AEW and NWA?
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Brock Lesnar rules his Wrestle Kingdom going first in the Royal Rumble match. Plus, we recap WK14 and preview Hard to Kill.
KOP analyzes the bold move to put Brock Lesnar in the Royal Rumble first. What does this move mean for the WWE Wrestlemania season.
KOP recaps Wrestle Kingdom 14. We talk about how the workrate encompasses everything NXT wants to be each week.
Tessa Blanchard and Sami Cal... Read more
KOP discusses the Lana and Bobby Lashley wedding. WWE fans enamored over NXT victories need to switch their focus back to the main roster.
Yours truly penned the following on Twitter after the Lana/Lashley wedding segment
Tonight #WWE jumped the shark. Creative just landed an all time rock bottom main event moment. But hey #NXT is winning the war on Wednesday nights over #AEW, right ?!!!
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How do the Wednesday Night Wars mask the WWE’s bigger main event roster problem? Because WWE is playing to the lowest common denominator of the fans.
Wednesday Night Wars
KOP also looks back at the start of the major shuffle of the weekly TV schedule. Plus, we talk about how the Wednesday night wars has played so well to distract the fans as more than a strategic move to stifle AEW’s momentum.
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WWE is dealing with an internal war by management creating a damaging state of superstar attrition. KOP explains the ongoing struggle.
WWE Superstar Attrition
Plus, we see the damage being done to the fans who are in a constant state of denial. Social media for wrestling fans has become a constant stomping ground.
Attrition is defined as the action or process of gradually reducing the strength or effectiveness ... Read more
KOP reviews WWE TLC 2019 and takes us through the troubles in the lack of creativity in the WWE product throughout the year.
WWE TLC pales in comparison to NWA Into the Fire in the last major wrestling weekend of the year. KOP runs through the TLC Card and explains how WWE has no real momentum going into WrestleMania season.
Plus, KOP continues how 2019 Year in Review. We look at the downward spiral WWE suffer... Read more
The Villain Marty Scurll pays a last minute visit at NWA Into the Fire; PCO is Crowned World Champion at ROH Final Battle.
Plus, Aron Stevens finds vindication and redemption as the new NWA National Champion. KOP reviews a tremendous Into the Fire event.
Jay Lethal wins tag team gold with Jonathan Gresham over the Briscoes at Ring of Honor Wrestling’s Final Battle. KOP looks at the major changes that ROH has g... Read more
WWE TLC Trails Behind the Buzz of NWA’s Into the Fire thanks to a lack of important matchups. KOP analyzes what WWE and AEW could learn from the NWA.
Sure there were WWE Hall of Fame announcements of the NWO and Batista.
Sure, WWE issued a number of releases.
Sure, there is the constant bickering of AEW and WWE fans in the Twitter playground.
But, this weekend is a very telling trio of supercards with WWE ... Read more
WWE Wimpers into TLC without much of a build. NWA is Fired Up with its Into The Fire PPV. ROH is in Ruin and looks to reverse course at Final Battle
WWE and AEW fans fight over Wednesday Night ratings. While that goes on, KOP looks toward a huge three-day wrestling weekend next week.
Plus, KOP looks into the NXT deflection that WWE fans use to support their brand. KOP discusses some of the stories stirring up ... Read more
KOP celebrates episode 500 and discusses why NXT delights the WWE Fanbase, but doesn’t draw new mainstream fans.
Here is a recent tweet and a few notes I put together for this episode:
NXT was made an equal all through the #SurvivorSeries build. But, they exposed one of the things most #WWE Superstars are not able to do. WORK THE CROWD!
Lack of promos and in-ring storytelling to ENGAGE THE CROWD.
Survivor Series and NXT Takeover: War Games were both very good shows overall. But, as KOP explains, NXT is a fan’s blessing but the company’s curse.
NXT is WWE’s answer to all other indie promotions. Its diehard crowd is what WWE has been able to draw in and hold onto. Its crowd is insatiable. NXT will not be able to sustain their level of extreme overkill of near falls and high spots.
WWE must realize that t... Read more
WWE Survivor Series Stretches the Nuance of NXT thin. Plus, how CM Punk, Tony Khan and Randy Orton tore wrestling Twitter apart.
I posted this message on Twitter prior to this week’s show..
As a fencesitter with no allegiance to either #WWE or #AEW. The Khan-Orton back and forth only shows me…
The worse WWE is doing to get their ship back on course, the more the WWE loyalists are happy to pile on an... Read more
WWE SuperFans vs AEW Disciples are battling it out in the town square of social media. KOP examines the lines drawn by the Real Wednesday Night War.
KOP here, these are some notes I scribbled down after watching some serious Twitter tirades by fellow wrestling fans.
Everyone that watches wrestling goes on Twitter has this growing attitude. It’s about how my WWE is better than your AEW.
Everyone want... Read more
AEW Full Gear Accelerates MJF to a top main event heel. By deceptively throwing in the towel MJF has instantly been elevated. KOP runs through the PPV.
AEW Full Gear
AEW Full Gear delivers a very good showing without any title changes. Well booked with well woven storylines. KOP comments on the exciting card.
Plus, KOP points out the friction and bias that is resonating within the IWC. Regardless of the WWE vs.... Read more
NXT throws a lifesaver to help make waves to the wandering WWE Product. Plus, KOP previews and makes predictions for AEW Full Gear.
WWE looks to build momentum for the TV product by further propping up NXT to add credibility to a malignant main roster. KOP examines how WWE is pulling out its Attitude era playbook for positive results.
Plus, we look at the build to AEW Full Gear and comment on the movements bei... Read more
MLW SuperFight shines a grand spotlight on PPV. WWE suffers social criticism over their Crown Jewel charter crisis and NXT stars excites Smackdown.
MLW presents their first PPV with a great showcase of their unsung talent. KOP recaps the inaugural event.
WWE is getting criticized left and right this weekend.
Crown Jewel comes off with a c-grade PPV.
Talent is left stranded with delayed charter... Read more
WWE Wrestlers are Emotionally Triggered on Eve of Crown Jewel on Halloween. KOP breaks it all down and tries to make sense of it all.
KOP talks about the Jordan Myles t-shirt mess, the Lana/Lashley/Rusev angle and the first women’s match in Saudi Arabia.
Plus Bound for Glory fallout on the impact debut on AXS TV and a preview of MLW Superfight this weekend.
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October 2019 is the month that wrestling changed forever. KOP looks at WWEs post-draft strategy, AEW’s debut, NWA’s Power Hour, Impact’s return and more.
Crown Jewel will wrap up a whirlwind month in professional wrestling.
KOP talks about some changes in WWE that might work out.
AEW could not have had a better start to their TV product.
NWA Power becomes an overnight sensation.
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Impact Wrestling delivers another solid-booked Bound For Glory. Where does Impact Wrestling land now in the pecking order of the major independents?
Plus, KOP overlooks the state of WWE after it second unimpressive week under the new TV deals. We also make sense of the Eric Bischoff release.
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