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the_shpydar

Impact has been announced for Tuesday nights, starting October 29. I suppose its a smart choice, since Smackdown moving to Friday leaves a Tuesday-shaped whole.

So right now in the national wrestling scene we're looking at:

Monday - WWE RAW
Tuesday - IMPACT
Wednesday - AEW Dynamite and NXT
Friday - WWE Smackdown
Saturday - WOW and New Japan on AXS, MLW on BeIN

This of course doesn't count streaming shows (like 205 Live, assuming it's still going to continue), or the recently announced show that NWA will be putting on, or Sunday night PPVs.

What a time to be a wrestling fan!

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@the_shpydar Wow that is some schedule for wrestling fans. Myself I probably for sure be watching AEW and New Japan. I might watch a few episodes of Impact mainly since I haven't seen an episode since their days on Spike. WWE for me just has become to stale.

I do believe though Ring of Honor has something on Tuesday nights on Stadium but they shouldn't be a problem with Impact.

Will Smackdown still be live?

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@the_shpydar So I guess they bumped up Impacts premier to October 2nd. At least that was the advertisement I saw during NJPW last night.

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the_shpydar

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Yeah, i noticed that too. There's actually been a few IMPACT-related shows on AXS so far, but it was just stuff that's already aired elsewhere. They did show the AAA vs IMPACT show from MSG, which was cool.

I'm guessing that they figured it makes better sense to jump on the "premiere week" thing — RAW's "season preimire" (with a new announce team, theme song, title matches, etc.) on Monday, AEW debuting on Wednesday, and Smackdown's premiere on FOX (which, yes, is going to be live). Plus, with this being the first week where Smackdown's no longer on Tuesday, the smart marketing is on figuring that people might be flipping around the dial looking for wrestling that night.

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Tasuki

@the_shpydar Right that's what I was thinking as well, they figured might as well. You also had NJPW and WoW season premiere as well this past Saturday.

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So apparently Impact is still set to debut on October 29th. For the next three weeks they will be showing matches from past PPVs. I can see the reason for this, basically it's a marketing thing since both WWE and AEW have their premiers this week Impact just didn't want to be left behind. It's also smart of them to have these shows as to kinda reintroduce themselves to the wrestling world since it's been years since they had a regular TV deal.

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Well the first meeting of the Wednesday Night Wars goes to AEW as reported by several media outlets. I figured as much since it was their debut on TNT so I figured alot more people would tune in for curiosity's sake if nothing more. I will be more interested to see how they are doing as the weeks and months go by.

Overall it was a good show probably one of the best wrestling shows I have seen in a long time. My biggest nitpick was it seemed they had way to many commercials, maybe its me since it's been a long time since I watched regular TV. The one commercial break that bugged me the most was the first one when Jericho jumped Cody after the Cody/Guevarra match. It seemed the whole beat down happened during the break. We see Jericho jump Cody then there is a break and when the come back they do one spot where Cody goes into chairs and that's it.

As far as matches go they were really good. The MJF one seemed like they cut it short and there were some scary botches in the Nyla/Riho match one in particular where Nyla looked like she didn't have a good grip on Michael Nakazawa and went to powerbomb him and almost dropped him on his head. 🤪. I was surprised about AEW's latest acquisition and hope he does well here.

All in all though this is a great time to be a wrestling fan I have already seemed some fanboy stuff going on in forums and such stuff like why are people comparing AEW and NXT it should be AEW vs Raw and stuff like that when they see the numbers but obviously people are going to compare NXT to AEW since that the way WWE set it up.

Production was top notch and it was good to hear Tony Schivonnie on the mic again brought back some WCW memories. Now I don't know if I will be watching NXT maybe if they get some of the big names like they did with Balor who get buried on the main shows I might time in but as of now probably not.

So what did you think of the Wednesday Night Wars @the_shpydar

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They went all out to make last year's Hell In A Cell finish look decent lol

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Due to time constraints, this is the most out I’ve been on pro rasslin since my last hiatus from 05-10. Which is why I’ve suddenly become an NWA Powerrr fan. Even with a packed schedule, I can find an hour a week to give to rasslin, and what an hour NWA provides! I just love it. Studio shows were a huge part of my fandom growing up, and it just hits all the right notes for me. It looks and feels so different from anything else right now, it’s like a breath of fresh air for me. It feels old and new all at once, and the way they’re embracing their differences from the other promotions really works for me. Just fantastic. Anyone else watching?

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Genrou

So this is my wrestling schedule at the moment.

Tuesday-- Impact
Wednesday — AEW Dynamite
Thursday — AEW Dark
Saturday — NJPW

I could watch WWE but honestly I havent been interested it in years and I wouldn't mind NWA but with a full time job and other hobbies (gaming) I just don't have the time. With what I am watching now I feel I get more then enough wrestling, which I am glad to have the alternative to WWE.

Impact though is interesting it seems to me like they are trying to get the attention of the attitude era fans with their storylines and characters (One wrestler using a other wrestlers wife, a guy with a porn star gimmick. RVD, Ryno, Ken Shamrock). I also find it funny that Impact takes stabs at AEW, RVD calling out Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks and then current champion Sami Callahan saying he doesn't do "A bit of the bubbly" which is an obvious jab at Jericho but they so far haven't taken any jabs at WWE.

Makes me wonder if they are more afraid of AEW and see AEW as a bigger threat to them or they feel like they can't compete with WWE so they figure best not to piss them off.

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Tasuki

Well it looks like the latest inductees for the Triple H Fan Club aka WWE Hall of Fame have been announced. Dave Batista and The NWO will be headlining the 2020 edition.

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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 started yesterday and continues today. The big story is the Jushin Ligers retirement match is tonight.

Also Jericho with be facing Tanashi tonight and Tanashi wins he gets a future match with Jericho for the AEW Championship. Interesting enough Tanashi isn't on the AEW roster but according to what I read he challenged Jericho for the AEW Championship. Jericho asked the Khan family and they told him well you're champion if you want to put it on the line that's up to. I just found it interesting that they let him do that.

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the_shpydar

They're basically just building up a working relationship between AEW and NJPW, much like NJPW has had with ROH and others in the past. Moxley was working WK14 too and even won their US title on night 1 (though i won't be surprised if he drops it to Juice Robinson on night 2). AEW has said that they want to try and have partnerships with other promotions (like how the Lucha Bros. defended the AAA tag titles on one of the early AEW PPVs), not unlike how WCW used to have a working relationship with Japanese promotions back in the day. Not to mention i believe some of the Japanese female wrestlers (including AEW's current champ Riho) are technically part-time with AEW, while also working smaller Japanese promotions (Riho i know also wrestles for Stardom over there). It's definitely a smart business-move for everyone involved.

Meanwhile, it's annoying that NJPW is no longer on AXS, since AXS was bought by IMPACT's parent company, and they evidently weren't able to come to terms to continue that relationship and keep NJPW on the network. Boo.

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@the_shpydar I didn't know that AXS no longer showed NJPW I actually haven't been keeping up with watching it due to my work schedule being changed and having to work Saturday nights now, but it makes sense since they have Impact now. I ended up caving in and getting a sub for NJPW World (basically NJPW "network") and been getting my NJPW fix that way.

I heard that NJPW has plans to expand to the US more in 2020 so a relationship with AEW makes perfect sense.

As for WK14 I am currently watching the first night on NJ World so I will post my thoughts later. Best match so far the Ospery match without a doubt.

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So my thoughts on WK 14. All around a great show. Even the matches I weren't to interested in were sold matches. The best two matches of the whole event to me was the Ospery match the first night and the Double Championship match on the second night. Jericho's match wasn't to bad either and I would have loved to see him lose but all is good. I did find it funny though that on NJW they changed Jericho's music to some generic heavy metal song instead of Judas by Today then to have a Music changed due to rights issues scroll across the screen was hilarious. If Jericho doesn't own his own music then who does? 😂.

The Liger retirement match was another good one and I have yet to see his farewell celebration but it's always sad to see a legend hang up their boots.

Overall though WK 14 will go down as one of the best wrestling events I have seen in a long time.

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ive been so morbidly behind on wrestling with life but with a recent move and my dad being sick and him asking for stuff to read i've recently found some of his old magazines, he has one from i wanna say 69-70 with mil mascaras on the cover lol.
i remember him having old vhs' of "best of" matches of like JYD, andre the giant, hillbilly jim, etc too.

random but yes i'm new, nice to meet yall relatively life long (outside mid 2000s i suppose) fan lol here. how are yall? mainly follow nwa & aew when i can (with sprinklings of who i like from elsewhere mainly guys/gals like the fiend, asuka, naito, mia yim, marty scurll, etc).

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I watched Vice's Dark Side of the Mat tonight which focused on the Benoit tradegy and wow what an emotional episode. It was very interesting though her the whole story for the first time.

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