NWA aired their first episode of Powerrr, the weekly studio wrestling show, tonight on YouTube.
It's old school, in the best way.
I love this stuff man.
-The Dawsons versus Billy Buck/Sal Rinauro -Eli Drake versus Caleb Konley -The Wildcards versus Mims/Danny White -James Storm versus Jocephus -Nick Aldis versus Tim Storm for the NWA World Championship
Trevor Murdoch could be the Dusty Rhodes of this universe.
I hope they give him an Austin level push. Not saying he'll be anywhere as big a star as those guys, but with his look and ability, he could absolutely be that guy for this audience, and the contrast of him and Aldis is classic Dusty/Flair.
Jim Cornette has resigned from NWA, The latest episode of Powerrr was pulled last night while a joke Cornette made on commentary was edited out after the PC police and outrage culture pitched a fit on Twitter calling Jim a racist for a poor joke he's been making since the 80s.
Yeah, the joke was outdated but flew by me when I first heard it.
Cancel culture and woke warriors out for their pound of flesh, and Cornette is under a giant microscope because he has made it a personal vendetta against AEW and his feud with the Bucks and Omega so anytime there's a chance to yell LOOK AT THE BAD MAN DOING/SAYING BAD THINGS, they will be all over it.
For the record, I disagree with the extent to which he dislikes the Elite guys as I've been a huge Bucks fan since their early ROH days and I know he hates Omega because of the blowup doll match, but to me, that's like saying an actor who has starred in a comedy cannot then go and star in a serious action movie. That said, it's his right to dislike them and you will never convince me that the people up in arms aren't actually 100% more offended at what Cornette has said about their favorite wrestlers than a lame dig at starving ethopians.
Post by currentbigthing on Feb 6, 2020 18:26:08 GMT -6
I don’t know about y’all, but I’m really liking this show. It’s the only straight-up wrestling show in existence right now, and that’s a large part of the initial attraction. That said, I continue to be impressed with Nick Aldis as an interview. They have a couple of guys there who can just talk their asses off in James Storm, Eli Drake, and Aron Stevens. And they have a young guy in Ricky Starks who seems to have something going for him.
I'm behind a few weeks but I really dig it too. Aldis carries himself very well. My two favorite promotions right now are NWA and MLW. They each have way more of the old school feel than anything else.
Post by currentbigthing on Feb 16, 2020 9:22:01 GMT -6
I’ve been meaning to check out MLW. I’d like to see what Harry Smith is up to, and Cornette’s been gushing about Jacob Fatu for some time now which makes me want to check out his work.
But, yeah, Aldis has come a long way in my opinion, especially as a promo. I like Latimer a lot too. I can’t imagine their not eventually using him as a single.
Stu Bennett’s been good on color, but you have to think they’re trying the best they can to talk him into wrestling for them. He’d be very marketable there, being that the bulk of their personnel is on the shorter and more slender side. He’ll look gigantic next to guys like Sal Rinauro or Royce Isaacs. I keep thinking Ricky Starks is a little dude too, but he’s not. He’s slim, though, and they bill him at I think 195, which may well be his legitimate weight. I think he’d do well to let them bill him somewhere between 205 and 215, especially with WWE billing AJ Styles at I think 215, as well as Daniel Bryan at like 190, both of which are just absurd.