Anyone who reads the “dirt sheets” knows that WWE has been and will be making changes to its developmental system. For starters, they are creating a “finishing school” in Connecticut nearby their headquarters.
There will also be changes regarding NXT. “WWE will begin filming NXT episodes at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, reports PWInsider.com, and the talent roster will be made up of Developmental wrestlers. Tapings are scheduled to be bi-weekly at the Full Sail Live Venue” (PWTorch). It seems this new strategy is based somewhat off of the TNA Impact Wrestling tapings in Orlando. There are benefits for doing this; wrestlers performing in front of basically the same crowd of people week after week are forced to learn new “tricks” and up their game. The college crowd should also give reasonably good reactions (pops, heat, etc) to the wrestlers. Using the apparently “state of the art” facilities that Full Sail University has can help train new production crew members. A question I have, though, is whether or not this will be replacing FCW tapings. It appears NXT will use FCW roster members, so is it instead of or in addition to?
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Eric from The Fanboy Next Door has returned after short, two week hiatus.
This episode we discuss:
Road to Wrestlemania
Behind the Curtain
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Episode 3 of SMACKTalk is now up on YouTube!
This quick episode includes a RAW Recap and discussion on Road to WrestleMania!
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Ari hosts this one on his own as Eric was busy with school work!
Wade Barrett injury
Chris Brown & CM Punk controversy
Wrestlemania 28 and more!
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Haven’t posted an article in quite some time, but I have found a few minutes to write something that has been bugging me for a bit.
So all professional wrestling fans, whether hardcore or occasional viewer, is anticipating the upcoming battle between The Rock and John Cena.
Most of the hardcore, or Internet Wrestling Community Fans, are cheering for The Rock. I must admit, I do consider myself a very passionate fan and a member of the IWC. However, I shall also admit that I disagree with a lot of what the IWC has in mind for professional wrestling. I find much of what they say to be stupid, ignorant, impractical, not business savvy in the least, and markish.
Continue reading “Let’s Go Cena! er, hold on…”