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accessory to a crime usually is if you had knowledge of the crime and didn’t report, helped before, during, or after the crime, or hindered the police investigation after the fact.
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He reportedly said her absence was due to creative not having any plans for her
But the thing is many people what Dave Meltzer speculates as reporting as well. Like with the Jimmy Uso/DUI/No Punishment Here’s what actually was said.
"There’s stuff that’s in the plans that they feel is far too important, and they don’t wanna screw it up. And that’s the answer. But yeah, you would think, third time – bad look, no acknowledgement of it, gotta pretend it didn’t happen. I don’t know if Roman went to bat for him, my gut (instinct) is that they just decided that they’ve got this main event angle, because it’s gonna include The Rock, and it does lead to WrestleMania, and he is involved in it in some form, and they don’t wanna screw up The Rock’s angle."Maybe in a couple of weeks they will (do something). Maybe they’re gonna shoot some angle and then they’ll announce the suspension. But, I don’t know. I just know that, when I asked, it was like, ‘Nothing’s happening’."
And so then lots of sites reported Jimmy Uso wasn’t being punished because of The Rock angle when Meltzer clearly states that’s a gut instinct guess not what anybody is telling him
It would depend on your definition of "cancel culture"
To me at least cancel culture is about certain people being offended by someone or something and then trying to punish or cancel those who offended them and to me some variation of that has happened for a long time now.
Different people will probably disagree with me but I think back to alot of the stuff N.W.A. went thru in the 80’s, I remember people trying to ban Marilyn Manson and video games after Columbine, hell even with wrestling the Parents Television Council trying to get WWF cancelled.
One might bring up that all those failed and were not cancelled which is true but I would argue then the same is true with the WWE comparison. The words that are banned are banned in WWE but it’s not like they are banned everywhere and people still use them all the time. Same with being pulled from the intro package…is it petty and vindictive? sure but how many people (if any) have had their lives completely ruined from being removed from that? it might be a setback to your career, it might make you feel bad but it doesn’t cancel you
According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, the Raw commentary team was not allowed to say the city name "Raleigh" during this week’s broadcast even though that’s where the show emanated from in North Carolina. WWE thinks Raleigh "doesn’t sound prestigious enough," so it is now the latest entry on WWE’s list of banned words.
Assuming this is true it just sounds so stupid and it will be interesting with certain other Raw/Smackdown cities coming up….Does Wichita, KS sound prestigious enough? How about Greensboro, NC? Shouldn’t they not mention Columbus, OH on Sunday at Extreme Rules given all the controversy?
And the prestige of any place is always going to be subjective. Some would probably argue no place in Texas is prestigious right now with some of the things happening in that state currently. Or Chicago…sure it’s big city, well known but some would probably argue how can a city with that much gun violence going on be considered prestigious.
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Fightful was told that as recently as July, there was a strained relationship between WWE and the FOX network. This was partially due to SmackDown viewership falling below the network’s expectations. WWE has been trying to appease the network since then, including booking the Staples Center in Los Angeles for an episode of SmackDown (instead of Raw) in December.
If all the rumors are true, FOX has essentially never been happy with WWE. Rumors said FOX was unhappy when WWE took NXT to USA instead of FS1, Rumors said FOX is unhappy about WWE promoting Peacock during Smackdown, Rumors said FOX was unhappy with the Bray Wyatt release even though he was on Raw at the time, Rumors said FOX was unhappy that WWE didn’t offer CM Punk a "big money contract", and now we have Rumors say FOX is unhappy with WWE because Smackdown viewership fell below network expectations.
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I can't say if Raleigh is a banned word or not
but it seems this particular rumor is referring to the television side of things. In terms of selling t-shirts or other merchandise with Raleigh still on them, I think WWE would still be likely to keep Raleigh on the merchandise because you’re trying to appeal to the local audience with that.
In regards to it being said in 2018 that doesn’t mean anything. A lot of these banned words come recently. Like the list mentioned in the rumor includes words like diva, wrestler, and wrestling which were all massively used at one point but not anymore.
Braun was released on June 2 and if google is correct than August 31 is 90 days from then. WWE isn’t doing the 90 days with everybody though and that’s what leads to the speculation. Andrade got released with no non-compete and Mickie James didn’t serve the full 90 days before appearing with NWA.
That’s not saying it will happen but there are reasons to believe that it could.
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Some places will stop serving alcohol at a certain point but that’s not because they ran out.
I can’t recall if this is correct, but I thought I read that WWE were going to have him return around October when he was still signed with the company.
The things I read said he was supposed to come back in like early to mid August but then he got released on what July 31 I believe
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To me that's not surprising in the least
The people that understand this have been saying this for months that AEW can’t take everybody. They have 5-7 hours of tv (including youtube) every week and they’re not struggling to fill those hours.
That’s why it’s almost laughable when certain people are claiming WWE is going to "lose everybody" because take a guy like Sami Zayn. If AEW isn’t interested in him but WWE still is then even if you want to argue that WWE has completely sh@t the bed with his character the reality is what WWE offers at that point(if AEW is out) is usually way more than anybody else and most wrestlers (not all clearly) are taking the best money offer wise unless the offers are close or they are very unhappy in WWE.
Without trying to sh@t on any particular wrestlers here take a look at the signings. A lot of the AEW signings have been free agents signings (Cole, Danielson, Punk, Moxley, etc…) where alot of the Impact signings have been releases (Heath Slater, The Good Brothers, the rumored Braun Strowman and Buddy Murphy signings)
I didn’t know that. You’re probably right. It seems more like a Brodie Lee type of situation
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Meltzer also indicated that WWE doesn’t see Cameron Grimes as a main roster guy.
So then how long until Trevor Caddell is All Elite or something else?
Even if you don’t want to fault WWE for their views on Grimes how stupid is it to let this get out there? I guess this is just rumors but how many people want to stay with a company that thinks you’re "topped out" That they don’t see you going to a better position over time? That’s not just wrestling either, that’s any job. .
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Just completely awful look. 7 days ago online WrestleTix said it was 95% sold out with less than 1,000 tickets left and that’s just online, that’s not the people that actually run the building.
Arthur Ashe looks dumb as sh@t today and whoever was in charge of this if they don’t lose their job at best they should be placed on probationary period because they massively screwed the pooch.
Aren’t they anyway? A LOT of posters here already told me they were the #1 wrestling the company in the company in the world because "WWE is sports entertainment not wrestling"….so if that’s the case why not use the exact same argument when it comes to ratings?
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I know at least 1 commentator expected 1.5 million viewers
Just like what I said with conanedogawa316 who said he was expecting 2 million viewers for Raw this week. At least certain people need to start having more realistic expectations for wrestling ratings.
58 year old Riddick Bowe lied about his health?
Say it ain’t so Bowe!
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As stupid as it is and as much as we the hardcore fans despise it, I think the general audience loves it.
I remember with the whole Mayweather/stolen hat thing I thought was one of the dumbest things I’ve seen in my whole life but then I was listening to sports talk radio after and they were eating that sh@t up.
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It\s not bad idea by any stretch but personally at least I would be literally shocked if that happens.
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With the men’s sure because I think that all goes back to those titles sometimes being referred to as the heavyweight championship. Eg : The WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
Maybe I am complete moron or something because I’ve never heard women’s title referred to as heavyweight