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Title: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 10 November 2008, 06:43:31 PM
 
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  In addition to Lena Yada, WWE has released Kenny Dykstra and Elijah Burke.

Kenny Dykstra, Elijah Burke and Lena Yada released
Written: November 10, 2008


World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of SmackDown Superstar Kenny Dykstra and ECW's Elijah Burke and Lena Yada as of Nov. 10, 2008. WWE wishes them the best in all future endeavors.

Lena im not surprised by as she is completely and utterly useless. She can't wrestle nor conduct interviews backstage, I don't no why they signed her in the first place.

Kenny i'm also not surprised by. All the reports you hear about him and how he has a massive ego backstage as if he is a main eventer, when he has done nothing of note.

Elijah, not surprising being he has been off of TV since forever.
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Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 10 November 2008, 06:49:16 PM
Quote from: Mick Clique;17920
 

Lena im not surprised by as she is completely and utterly useless. She can't wrestle nor conduct interviews backstage, I don't no why they signed her in the first place.


Lena has been training for a while and she had her first match this week in FCW. Lena getting released probably wasn
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 10 November 2008, 06:59:54 PM
Quote from: Booty luv;17921
Lena getting released probably wasn
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Mini Kong on 10 November 2008, 08:04:10 PM
Like Dale. I'm not the least bit suprised that the WWE released those three. Lena was just some dead weight they needed to cut off. Kenny, well he hasn't done anything impressive since he left the spirit squad. And Burke he hasn't been on TV forever and ECW has been soaring ever since with new superstars like Matt Hardy and Evan Borne.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 10 November 2008, 08:25:16 PM
Quote from: Mick Clique;17922
They want to spend time training Gail Kim? In what way does she need training? She's better than Lena in every possible way and will be far more valuable than Lena ever was / will be. I no TNA are fond of the WWE rejects and wouldn't be surprised to see them pick up some of the recently released guys, but i would be massively shocked and lose every bit of repsect for them if they signed Lena, she's that bad.



Sorry I just read what I wrote and it doesn
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 11 November 2008, 02:39:37 AM
Free at last! im glad to see both burke and london become free. also kenny too i guess. if i was TNA those 3 i would pick up. i think they could all help the x division which isn't at its best right now.

i loved elijahs blog too. how he still says his return will be greater than his set back. i think he could carry that to TNA if he went.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Rhymin' Greiman on 11 November 2008, 05:14:12 AM
Who are these three?  No seriously....

Good riddance.  Kenny sucked, couldn't talk to save his life.  Lena sucked, couldn't do anything to save her life.  And Burke had some skill but Vince hates black people....
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 11 November 2008, 07:39:42 AM
Quote from: Rhymin' Greiman;17944
Who are these three?  No seriously....

Good riddance.  Kenny sucked, couldn't talk to save his life.  Lena sucked, couldn't do anything to save her life.  And Burke had some skill but Vince hates black people....

Just like george bush not caring about black people.....kanye west told me that :D
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: G-Dawg on 12 November 2008, 12:42:41 AM
Who cares about these three they did absoulutely nothing. Kenny sucked a lot and he didnt do much, Burke not that big of a loss he wasnt thta good but he couldve of been succesfull if he hadnt been released and Lena Yada she didnt do anything who cares
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 12 November 2008, 03:42:56 PM
Kenny Dykstra was one of my favourites, just because of his mic work. If he goes to TNA, i'll probably watch it because of him.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 18 November 2008, 11:31:37 PM
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Armando Estrada released
Written: November 18, 2008


World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of ECW Superstar Armando Estrada as of Nov. 18, 2008. WWE wishes him the best in all future endeavors.

This was pretty obvious being he hasn't done anything since Colin Delaney which was months ago. I really liked him when he was the mouthpiece for Umaga, shame really.

Deuce / Domino (I forget which one) to be released next.
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Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 18 November 2008, 11:55:56 PM
I see burchill or deuce getting the boot next. or maybe one of those guys that came on for a min gaven spears and ryan braddock.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 19 November 2008, 09:58:37 AM
I never understood why they split Umaga/Estrada, at the time it was such a random thing to do. Can't say I'm upset or shocked with Estradas release though, his matches on ECW were less than entertaining.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 11 December 2008, 08:19:46 PM
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WWE.com posted the following message this afternoon:

Snitsky released

World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of Raw Superstar Gene Snitsky as of today, December 11. WWE wishes Gene the best in all future endeavors.

Snitsky had been with WWE since October 2003, when WWE officials sent him to Ohio Valley Wrestling following an impressive RAW dark match. He made his WWE TV debut a year later, wrestling Kane on Monday Night RAW.

All I can say is about god damn time. Can't fault the guy for trying, but he just couldn't get over as a monster heel. I think they really ****ed him over though when they moved him on from the "It wasn't my fault" gimmick. Suppose it all makes perfect sense now especially with Mike Knox being on Raw.
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Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 11 December 2008, 08:32:11 PM
I can't say I'm too shocked, but I didn't hate Snitsky - he wasn't half as bad as people made him out to be.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 11 December 2008, 09:18:01 PM
I kind of thought snitsky was pretty good for a big man. but honestly it was only a matter of time.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Mini Kong on 11 December 2008, 09:20:49 PM
One thing to say about Snitzky getting released....BOUT ****ING TIME.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 12 December 2008, 03:40:40 AM
It wasn't his fault :(
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 12 December 2008, 04:03:03 AM
Quote from: Dr. Praxie Boombatz;19605
It wasn't his fault :(


:lol

Now I think about it, someone was bound to say it - but for some reason it never occured to me.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Big-T on 12 December 2008, 09:59:21 AM
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LOL
What a rubbish post. Snitsky never really appealed to me, his gimmicks were rubbish and he always looked sow when he was wrestling, although most big guys are like that.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Ms H.B.K. on 12 December 2008, 03:15:18 PM
Bless him though, he did put his all into the characters he was given. I'm still shocked that he had his teeth made that way for the role.
 
Ah well it took it's time, but I don't think it was lack of dedication in his case, or a bad attitude.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 15 December 2008, 07:11:16 AM
Quote from: Santa Awe;19611
:lol

Now I think about it, someone was bound to say it - but for some reason it never occured to me.

What can I say, I'm witty like that ;)

Seriously though, I get it, the guy had no use for WWE anymore and was kind of a dud since he changed his character, but he was a hard worker that always did what he was told and always poured his heart and soul into what he did. I actually DO wish him well in his future endeavors :rock
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 23 December 2008, 04:37:38 PM
I'm glad Deuce/Sim Snuka looks set on joining the legacy, wouldn't like to see him released as he does get the job done in the ring. I get the impression he came damn close to being released.
With Snitsky I have been waiting ages to see him released. They never seemed to try anything with him though and he was stuck in a boring and awful gimmick. Beating Val Venis on heat seemed to be his claim to fame in his recent times.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 9 January 2009, 10:33:36 PM
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World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of Raw Superstar D-Lo Brown and ECW Superstar Bam Neely as of Jan. 9, 2009. WWE wishes them the best in all future endeavors.

What a completely retarded decision to bring back D'lo then it would appear. I still think he could of done something in the IC division but sadly not.

Bam on the other hand i'm not really surprised by as he seemed just a routine big generic guy. I personally liked bits about him but felt he needed time to develop more as he ended up being nothing more than Chavo's bitch.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J2M on 9 January 2009, 10:45:27 PM
I would have liked to have seen D-Lo on ECW actually as I feel his character and himself would fit well on that roster and would help with some matches and so fourth. Not good to see him leave the WWE and really a waste of bringing him back.

As for Bam, he was Chavo's bitch and was like any other big guy you see come into the industry these days.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Cannon on 9 January 2009, 10:52:37 PM
D'Lo got released? Thats some bullshit! The under utilized him from the time he came back till he was released and the sad thing is he was prolly a better over wrestler now then he was in this first run not to mention the fact he was in better shape now then he was in his frist run. D'Lo can go to Japan and still do his thing.. Hell, maybe TNA might bring him back in.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: bele_nine on 9 January 2009, 11:01:28 PM
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Source: PWinsider.com

Referee Jimmy Korderas was released today by WWE. He joins Mike Posey and Keenan Quinn as referees WWE released this week. Korderas has been with WWE/WWF since 1987.

just add this to the thread.
 
 
i really dont see the point in leting d-lo go to be fair he could easily of been a good IC title contender and even an agent or jobber to help people get over.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 9 January 2009, 11:28:31 PM
Val Venis has also been released.

Now that is one im truly shocked at.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: bele_nine on 9 January 2009, 11:37:40 PM
Quote from: Mick Clique;21211
Val Venis has also been released.
 
Now that is one im truly shocked at.

 
wow i really didnt think Val would ever get released.
 
hasnt he been out with an injury for quite a while?
 
if so maybe that has led to them getting rid of him, it wouldnt be the first time WWE have got rid of a talent because they were injured.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J2M on 9 January 2009, 11:57:46 PM
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PWInsider.com is reporting that Sean Morley, aka Val Venis, has also been released from the WWE. Venis has been with the company for over a decade starting in 1998. He has been out of action for a few months due to an elbow injury.

Venis held the Intercontinental, European, and Tag Team Championships (w/ Lance Storm).  

I'm shocked to see Val Venis released from the WWE as he has always been on good terms backstage from what I have heard and didn't do much bad. I think Val Venis being released is understandable but yet at the same time why release someone who can put the younger guys over.. Well there goes the Heat Veteran.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Cannon on 10 January 2009, 12:05:17 AM
Could this day suck anymore... The released Val now. That is horseshit......
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 10 January 2009, 12:20:40 AM
The thing is, with Superstars coming back, I thought he would have been used on that show as it's not going to be replay show like Velocity etc. He could of worked on the show with some of the younger guys and given them a good rub. If I remember correctly, Punk had nothing but high praise for Val and was thankful for being able to face off against him in his WWE tryout match.

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As reported this afternoon, WWE released Bam Neely (Justin LaRouche). He was recently sent back down to WWE's developmental promotion as the company did not have a spot for him on the main roster. There was some heat on Neely after he missed catching Evan Bourne in a high spot several weeks ago on an episode of ECW. Bourne landed on his right ankle and dislocated it as a result. From that injury, Bourne also suffered a torn deltoid ligament. Neely had been with the company for quite some time, which included a stint as Ohio Valley Wrestling Southern Tag Team champion with Charles "The Hammer" Evans (who was also let go this past August). He was brought up to the main roster last spring as the bodyguard of Chavo Guerrero and given the name "Bam Neely" name as a takeoff of NHL star Cam Neely.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Cannon on 10 January 2009, 12:31:01 AM
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Former ECW Star Kevin Thorn has been released by WWE. The plan was for him to be apart of the Vade Hansen stable/angle that was canceled.


Been a long time coming... He has been up and down since signed to WWE and has never taken off. If you ask me he should have been released a year ago. Now it is a offcial and no more Thorn.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 10 January 2009, 12:36:00 AM
Some of these are shockers. Korderas for one (but WWE seems to be going towards younger refs lately). Val Venis for sure, no reason for that considering all the work he does backstage. D'Lo was a no brainer... he hasn't done anything in months but it sucks.

Hopefully there's not much more to come.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Cannon on 14 January 2009, 04:48:22 AM
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PWInsider.com is reporting that both Sgt. Slaughter and Ron Simmons, aka Farooq, have been released by WWE. More details on these two firings as they become available.


Man, both these guys have been with the company for a long time.. Slaughter has been there for atleast 20+ years in some way shape or form and Ron Simmons has been there the last 10 years.... All I can is.....DAMN!
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 14 January 2009, 03:02:19 PM
No pun intended but... Damn... maybe they'll re-sign them to legends deals?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: bele_nine on 14 January 2009, 08:19:24 PM
niether men are really a big loss to the company tho to be fair.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Cannon on 14 January 2009, 08:42:42 PM
Quote from: bele_nine;21486
niether men are really a big loss to the company tho to be fair.


It is easy to say that as an outsider looking in. I mean there is a variety of things they could have done that we know nothing about. As for legends deals I believe Salughter could have already been under one and I am sure Ron Simmons will get one.. Hell, I bet JBL gave Ron some good stock tips over the years.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 16 January 2009, 02:16:33 AM
Tid bits that have emerged over the last few days

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source: PWInsider.com

WWE has released British developmental wrestler Hade Vansen.
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source: PWInsider.com

-- Matt Cappotelli has been released from his WWE contract. Cappotelli was the co-winner of Tough Enough III alongside John Hennigan (a.k.a. current WWE Superstar "John Morrison"). Cappotelli was developing his talent further in the WWE development territory Ohio Valley Wrestling, but was diagnosed with a brain tumor in December 2005, forcing him to step away from wrestling and relinquish his OVW Championship. The tumor was removed in May 2007 and he had hoped to return to the ring at some point.
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-- In a separate note, PWInsider.com has also confirmed the release of referee Mickie Henson.
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- WWE laid off a number of staff members working on the company
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 17 January 2009, 02:19:23 AM
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Hardcore Holly released
Written: January 16, 2009


World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of Raw Superstar Bob "Hardcore" Holly as of today, January 16. WWE wishes Bob the best in all future endeavors.

Been quite a long time coming :huh
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 17 January 2009, 02:58:13 AM
I liked Bob Holly :(. But he got a courtesy run so it was inevitable. Did they ever do anything with him after Cody turned on him? :P
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Captain Carefree on 17 January 2009, 04:45:23 AM
Thank God! It took them too long the release him. The man has no charisma, isnt that good a worker and a complete asshole. Good Riddence.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J2M on 17 January 2009, 05:17:47 AM
I was never really into Hardcore Holly. He lacked charisma and really didn't have many options for the bookers to use him well. He wasn't too over with the crowd and wasn't the best of all wrestlers out. Like everyone else has said, this has been a long time coming.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 17 January 2009, 08:43:27 AM
I guess it was the best time for him to go, dropping the tag belt was the last thing he done, and that was quite a good achievement considering he would have been put on ECW otherwise.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: bele_nine on 18 January 2009, 04:00:56 PM
since he hasnt been on TV since he lost the tag title this isnt a suprise at all, the WWE dont need him on TV anymore so they didnt need to keep him.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 20 January 2009, 12:35:57 AM
Did Holly ever appear on TV after he dropped the title on the PPV? Wasn't there news going around aswell that he was apparently stealing shit from peoples bags or something like pills and stuff?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 20 January 2009, 06:39:46 PM
Nope, don't think he did appear after that, would have been good to see an after story, but there would be no point picking up on that now. Silly really. Oh well, he's gone, can't say it's a huge loss imo.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: bele_nine on 21 January 2009, 06:03:13 PM
Quote from: Mick Clique;21566
Did Holly ever appear on TV after he dropped the title on the PPV? Wasn't there news going around aswell that he was apparently stealing shit from peoples bags or something like pills and stuff?

 
he never appeared on TV after that because he was wrestling with an injury as far as i remember so he took some time off to heal and has never been seen since.
 
im glad he is gone anyway he just isnt entertaining in the ring anyway
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 23 January 2009, 09:30:19 AM
The only thing people ever liked about Hardcore holly was that he could do an amazing dropkick. Wow....
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 24 January 2009, 09:20:32 AM
with no more holly that means there are no wrestlers left from alabama =[
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 25 January 2009, 01:56:25 AM
Quote from: Adampro123;21642
with no more holly that means there are no wrestlers left from alabama =[

He sucked :P
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 25 January 2009, 04:26:33 AM
Quote from: Mick Clique;21672
He sucked :P

Well he was from alabama :P
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 20 February 2009, 09:32:18 PM
http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/goldmanreleased

Bit of a random release, seemed like they were actually trying to do something with him to an extent. With the .com show and all...
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 20 February 2009, 09:34:22 PM
Quote from: AngryCaz;22464
http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/goldmanreleased

Bit of a random release, seemed like they were actually trying to do something with him to an extent. With the .com show and all...

It's a shame that they dropped the ball with him as he could have been used really well in the WWE with his comedy character. What was the point in giving him the wwe.com spot then (N)
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J2M on 22 February 2009, 01:41:41 AM
Man, that sucks to see Goldman leave. He had loads of potential, but knowing the WWE they didn't take the right paths with him and gave him no time. Personally, I think he would have fit well on ECW before moving him to a brand like Raw or Smackdown. That's a bummer, cause I liked his WWE.com Show also.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 22 February 2009, 02:56:39 AM
Here's a little bit of news about COLT CABANA.

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Following the recent slate of call-ups and firings, Goldman was said to be the closest to ready talent in developmental. But despite his talent, he had already been typecast by company officials. According to company sources, officials didn't believe that Goldman looked like a "TV star," hence his non-push in the promotion. It was also said that no matter how much personality you have, it's very difficult to break WWE's narrow viewpoint of what a TV star is supposed to look like. Goldman fit that outlook to a tee.

Additionally, the creative team was never high on Goldman, thus explaining why it took so long him for him to be called up to the main roster in the first place.

Pretty daft is this really. They've admitted he's talented in the ring and has an abundance of personality, hence the wwe.com show, the backstage announcer in FCW, the colour commentator in FCW yet he doesn't look like a TV Star? WTF is that shit seriously. I'm honestly pretty pissed off at the WWE because we know they like their comedy characters, Goldust, Boogey, Hornswoggle, Santino, Kizarny and Colt could have been a perfect fit. Sure he wasn't going to win world titles, or maybe any title at all, but he could have been a useful addition to the ECW roster. I can't help but feel that the WWE has dropped the ball with this one.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 22 February 2009, 10:50:27 AM
If he doesn't look like a TV star, what the hell does Manu look like.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 22 February 2009, 12:34:29 PM
Cabana just posted this on his MySpace, regarding his release;

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SEEYA!!!!!
Yes. I was released by WWE.

There's only two things that are on my mind right now.

1) Move back to Chicago
2) Go to England and Professionally Wrestle Johnny Saint

There'll be a lot more to come, but for now, sit tight.

Goodbye Scotty Goldman.
Hello (again) Colt Cabana!

GOOD TIMES, GREAT MEMORIES!
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 22 February 2009, 12:56:33 PM
Like i said in the other post it sucks for him financially but personally im really happy! the WWE never used him right and im just glad i can see him back as colt cabana weather it be in ROH or PWG or wherever his next stop is.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 22 February 2009, 03:18:49 PM
Quote from: chappers;22475
If he doesn't look like a TV star, what the hell does Manu look like.



And when was the last time you saw Manu on TV? :P
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 22 February 2009, 09:05:11 PM
Quote from: Dr. Praxie Boombatz;22485
And when was the last time you saw Manu on TV? :P
Haha, and when did you see Scotty Goldman on TV?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 22 February 2009, 09:06:58 PM
Quote from: chappers;22495
Haha, and when did you see Scotty Goldman on TV?



The other night when Umaga buried him :)
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 22 February 2009, 11:20:17 PM
LOL. Can't argue with that.

Speaking of Manu, I still find it odd that he and Snuka were just taken off TV.

Snuka looked impressive in his two matches (imo) - so that was particularly shocking for me.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 24 February 2009, 12:10:30 AM
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World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of Raw (http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/) Superstar Manu (http://www.wwe.com/superstars/raw/manu/) as of February 23, 2009. WWE wishes Manu the best in all future endeavors.

I couldn't help but laugh really. Suppose "Sim" will be on his way shortly then.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 24 February 2009, 12:32:40 AM
rofl, there you go Caz :lol
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 24 February 2009, 12:38:31 AM
If Snuka gets fired, I'm completely rioting.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 24 February 2009, 05:09:16 AM
I really like snuka aswell. but i do think he will be next
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 24 February 2009, 10:41:40 AM
Glad he's gone, completely useless. He had the charisma and wresting abilities of Mark Henry... except he was about half his weight.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Rhymin' Greiman on 24 February 2009, 06:08:51 PM
Absolutely no surprise with Manu getting canned.  I'm certain he had the potential to be a Umaga-like character but the WWE obviously wasn't too impressed with him considering I don't recall him even winning one singles match during his last couple months.

I hope they keep Snuka around there, I was happy when they finally revealed his linage and was hoping they would work off of that in the future.  Only time will tell but I have a bad feeling about his future in the WWE.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 24 February 2009, 07:48:37 PM
It was only a matter of time before Manu was released. What Randy Orton wants Randy Orton gets.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 25 February 2009, 01:16:39 AM
I'm still pissed they fired Domino, lord knows what might happen if they fire Deuce :P
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 25 February 2009, 01:56:25 AM
Global Dominotion FTW.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 25 February 2009, 04:03:12 PM
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One of the reasons for Scotty Goldman's release from WWE last week was due to a botched spot in his match with Umaga, which aired on last Friday's SmackDown.

Umaga was going to give Goldman his finisher, the Asiatic Spike, and he jumped to take the thumb as a bump and landed a bit awkwardly. It appeared as if Goldman was trying to sell the move a bit more dramatically, but he actually botched it as Umaga's thumb missed hitting him.

Umaga pinned him as planned, and then made his way up the ramp. Vickie Guerrero then showed up and ordered the match to be restarted. Goldman took the move properly the second time.

There was heat on Goldman over having to do the match twice, reports www.prowrestling.NET (http://www.prowrestling.net/).

It is unknown if the botched move was the official reason for his release from the company, but it definitely played a part.

I do remember at the time wondering why he jumped to take the spike. Sucks that his still released, but at least I can find some Colt Cabana goodness online again (Y)
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Biohazared20 on 25 February 2009, 08:42:27 PM
(Well for those who are worried about Sim I read this on Nodq.com)

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Apparently WWE (http://ads.clicksor.com/search.php?q=wwe) has chosen to hang onto Sim Snuka because he is among the many names being considered for an announcing position on the new WWE Superstars on WGN show.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 26 February 2009, 05:36:09 AM
Quote from: Mick Clique;22744
I do remember at the time wondering why he jumped to take the spike. Sucks that his still released, but at least I can find some Colt Cabana goodness online again (Y)


Ya I'm gonna call bullshit... firign someone they know has potential for botching one fucking move is bullshit.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 28 February 2009, 12:05:43 AM
Didn't they take Kevin Thorn off TV for like 8 months for botching his finish once?

or am I imagining that? - As for Snuka, bit of a random idea to have him announcing; wonder how he would do.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 28 February 2009, 03:33:51 AM
Quote from: AngryCaz;22940
Didn't they take Kevin Thorn off TV for like 8 months for botching his finish once?

It does sound familiar. I swear he either broke someones jaw, or knocked them out or something.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 28 February 2009, 05:15:07 AM
I don't remember him botching his move but i know they tried to give him a new look one week and then after that i haven't seen him and its a shame because i loved thorne.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: JayDee on 1 March 2009, 03:32:39 PM
Thorn was actually starting to grow on me before they took him off. Has he ever completed a Crucifix Powerbomb successfully?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Biohazared20 on 2 March 2009, 02:14:01 AM
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Source: PWInsider.com

During filming of a ringside segment featuring announcers Dusty Rhodes and Josh Matthews at Thursday's Florida Championship Wrestling television (http://ads.clicksor.com/search.php?q=television) taping, the crowd erupted with loud "Colt Cabana (http://ads.clicksor.com/search.php?q=cabana)" chant in honor of recently released WWE wrestler Scotty Goldman, who frequently appeared at the developmental promotion's shows. Apparently, the chants got under the skin of Rhodes as following filming of the segment, he asked the fans what they were saying. They replied "Colt Cabana," to which he quickly snarled back "he's gone." The WWE Hall of Famer also made a thumb hit-the-road gesture.

I found this on NoDq.com I thought it was pretty funny
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 2 March 2009, 03:38:41 AM
They should continue to do that every week :P
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 4 March 2009, 08:44:27 PM
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Courtesy of WWE.com:

Boogeyman released
Written: March 4, 2009


WWE has come to terms on the release of ECW Superstar
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 4 March 2009, 09:37:27 PM
They'll probably hire him back in 3 weeks again.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 5 March 2009, 01:13:36 AM
I'm glad they got rid of him. just having him beat no name guys for a whle then taking time off to only come back and beatno name guys was pointless. he had a nice run at the start but after he got fired and rehired there was nothing special about him.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 5 March 2009, 05:50:01 PM
I thought a heel run would have done him good.

The character seemed to call for it.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 5 March 2009, 08:47:20 PM
I actually liked Boogeyman as a non wrestling character.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 5 March 2009, 09:48:13 PM
Quote from: Booty luv;23482
I actually liked Boogeyman as a non wrestling character.


Me too - they could've took Goldust and his meeting further (at Christmas) and created a tag team - Boogeydust :lol
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Biohazared20 on 5 March 2009, 10:55:49 PM
Wow they fired him again, I wonder how long it will be before they bring him back or maybe he will just go over to TNA like everyone else
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 7 March 2009, 03:02:14 AM
He'll probably go to TNA. The only reason they brought him back was because Booker T begged Vince... and guess where Booker is now?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J2M on 7 March 2009, 03:05:36 AM
Boogeyman was a decent superstar in his beginning months, but through-out his entire career no one could take him seriously as all he would ever do is face pathetic no-name wrestlers in extremely random times. A pretty bad gimmick honestly, and a total waste of television time.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 9 March 2009, 03:52:46 AM
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PWInsider - World Wrestling Entertainment released developmental talent Ryan Braddock sometime in the last few days. Braddock, who has worked independents as Jay Bradley before being signed by the company, had done some enhancement work on the Smackdown brand but wasn't given much of any kind of television push.

Braddock, an Illinois native, was signed in December 2005. He held both the Deep South and Ohio Valley championships while working for those then-developmental promotions.

Braddock debuted on the Smackdown brand in August 2008. He was last seen on the brand defeating Festus by DQ before being wrapped up in duct tape and packing paper by Festus and Jesse as part of the "moving to MyNetworkTV" unspoken storyline during the final days Smackdown aired on the CW Network,.

In recent weeks, he had been doing a gimmick in Florida Championship Wrestling where he had been sitting ringside taking notes on competitors on a laptop computer.

No big loss.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: JayDee on 9 March 2009, 04:05:35 AM
Who?

:confused1:
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J2M on 9 March 2009, 08:05:50 AM
He didn't have the right look to go far in this business. His wrestling was quite poor IMO, and overall he just didn't have what it took to do any good in the WWE. No big loss at all.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 9 March 2009, 03:53:26 PM
I remember Ryan Braddock. much like gaven spears and "scotty Goldmen" he came up around that time and never got pushed because WWE creative never had high hopes for any of them. i remember Braddock most famous moment was probably getting punched out by the big show. hope it was good enough for him.

with all of that said i never cared about the guy and he didn't seem like anything special so just .... laterdude.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 9 March 2009, 11:43:50 PM
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World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of Smackdown Superstar Kizarny as of today, March 9, 2009. WWE wishes Kizarny the best in all future endeavors.


Was actually looking forward to seeing more from him too, kinda disappointed.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 10 March 2009, 12:34:33 AM
Quote from: AngryCaz;23773
Was actually looking forward to seeing more from him too, kinda disappointed.

I would say i'm surpised, but i'm really not. I think in the Kizarny thread in the SmackDown section most of us actually said that he was far too gimmicky and complex to succeed. Roll back 10 years and he probably would have been more successful.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 10 March 2009, 02:05:02 AM
no shock here. i actually thought the guy would be gone sooner.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Ms H.B.K. on 10 March 2009, 09:49:08 AM
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               World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of Smackdown Superstar Kizarny as of today, March 9, 2009. WWE wishes Kizarny the best in all future endeavors.

Huh! I don't think I even saw him in a ring even. I know that's my crap scheduling, but still!
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J2M on 10 March 2009, 09:52:19 AM
Thank god.

I could not stand his character or gimmick one bit, so I'm really glad to see him leaving the E.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 10 March 2009, 03:27:15 PM
I guess they hadn't bothered thinking of what he could do apart from the gimmick - it's pointless giving someone a gimmick if you don't give them anything to do that will make use of it.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Biohazared20 on 10 March 2009, 06:01:29 PM
Wow they didn't even give Kizarny a chance to do anything, I was looking forward to seeing him in the ring more
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: JayDee on 11 March 2009, 05:02:41 AM
I liked his finisher, that double arm DDT with body scissors rolled into the cover. It was unique as was his character. I agree he wasn't given much of a chance, it seemed like after his first match they second guessed the character.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: bele_nine on 11 March 2009, 07:28:38 PM
i thought they might keep him around for a while just because he is Edge and Christians mate.
 
 
but i guess they are more sensible then that these days and had no plan to use him so they get him off the wage bill.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Captain Carefree on 12 March 2009, 01:52:17 AM
Bit dissapointed, i just feel if the WWE give  some guys a programme, so the sudience can see what they are like, then make a decision, instead of firing people after one match, in any other professional it would be unfair dissmissal.

CC
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 19 March 2009, 10:28:03 AM
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source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

It has been confirmed that Travis "Tyson" Tomko, 32, was released from his contract with World Wrestling Entertainment a few weeks ago. Tomko re-signed with the company in November.

Tomko's first match back in the company was a dark match prior to the December 15, 2008 episode of Raw in a winning effort over Paul Burchill. However, he was greatly limited by a torn pec and Vince McMahon thought he looked terrible during his lone outing. The former TNA World Tag Team Champion looked noticeably soft during the match.

WWE's Senior Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis took a lot of heat over signing Tomko. There was a feeling he should have had a full medical exam before signing him to see if there was a major injury.

-- As reported earlier today, WWE has parted ways with Travis "Tyson" Tomko, so his second stint with the company ended before he could even return to television. In an update on the story, he was actually released sometime within the last two weeks, so it was a very recent release. Previously, some believed he may have actually been released a few days after his first match back with the company in December, but it was never confirmed.
Shame really, I had heard quite alot of good things about Tomko and how he had improved dramatically since leaving the E the first time around.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 19 March 2009, 07:14:07 PM
I Really like Tomko. one of the few big men i do really like. im not sure if going back to the WWE was ever going to work for him though, i mean earlier when they signed him we heard he was out of shape and injured. so unless WWE was REALLY high on him (which it sounds like they wasn't) i wouldn't expect them to keep him around.

Could Tomko go back to TNA? Well if he did go back to TNA i would be semi happy. i would be happy i get to see him on TV again but not happy because TNA is a shit hole right now IMO. but if they pushed him the way they started to when he went his own way out of the angle alliance then i would be happy.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 19 March 2009, 11:41:57 PM
it's a damn shame really. Would have been nice to see him alongside christian again. It's his own fault for coming in unhealthy, but hey, if I was offered a contract and didn't have to go through a medical exam and knew I was injured, I would do the same thing. Big fail on Johnny Ace here, I hope it's not the last we see of him though.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: JayDee on 20 March 2009, 07:42:25 AM
Thought Tomko was kinda lame in his first stint with WWE. The whole Problem Solver gimmick had potential but he was over shadowed by Christian and Trish as he would mostly serve as like a valet. Then they had him knock random guys out with his big boot but no real storyline to go with it. TNA did a better job with him but I woulda liked to see how he would do back in WWE with a little more experience.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 22 March 2009, 05:58:33 AM
Quote from: JayDee;24430
Thought Tomko was kinda lame in his first stint with WWE. The whole Problem Solver gimmick had potential but he was over shadowed by Christian and Trish as he would mostly serve as like a valet. Then they had him knock random guys out with his big boot but no real storyline to go with it. TNA did a better job with him but I woulda liked to see how he would do back in WWE with a little more experience.


That's why i was excited to see him back, the guy had potential to be a main eventer.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Lazewski on 25 March 2009, 12:25:22 PM
Damn! WWE could have done so much more with those guys.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 19 June 2009, 10:47:33 PM
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Courtesy of WWE.com:

Sim Snuka released
Written: June 19, 2009


World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of Raw Superstar Sim Snuka as of today, June 19, 2009. WWE wishes Sim the best in all future endeavors.

No surprise really. He was suposed to have had heat on him for the Taker suicide bump at Mania, which I felt I was unfair.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 19 June 2009, 11:09:58 PM
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World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of SmackDown (http://www.wwe.com/shows/smackdown/) Superstar Candice (http://www.wwe.com/superstars/smackdown/candice/) Michelle as of today, June 19, 2009. WWE wishes Candice the best in all future endeavors.

Now im very 50-50 on this decision. She had just announced on her twitter account that she was ready to return to action this week and I was actually looking forward to it. Prior to her clavicle injury she was improving alot and at quite a rapid speed too but since then it seems to have gone all downhill for her. I thought that a move SmackDown could have been good for her to prove herself again in the last chance saloon. She was supposed to have had some heat on her over her most recent ankle injury as she was apparentrly seen to have lost her drive to be staying in shape and such. I can understand why they have released her though as it's similar to the Kennedy situation where she has become too injury prone to invest time into her anymore.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Cannon on 20 June 2009, 05:47:06 AM
Candice is like the female version of Kennedy. Everytime she gets a push something happens (injury) and she is derailed for like 6-12 months. She just needs to go back to softcore porn and Go Daddy ads.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 20 June 2009, 09:46:49 AM
Candice :( like Dale said she was finally cleared to wrestle and the WWE release her, Surely it would have been best to wait for her to return and see if she was still worth keeping. Hopefully TNA will sign her and then we can have The Beautiful People vs. Vince’s Devils.

I have a feeling Maria and Jillian are soon going to follow.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 20 June 2009, 02:51:26 PM
These were 2 expected moves by the WWE i thought they would wait candice contract out at least but oh well why wait i guess. i actually liked sim snuka i don't know why but there was something about the guy i enjoyed. oh well no biggies see ya im sure TNA woldn't mind getting candice.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 20 June 2009, 05:28:14 PM
Here's some "backstage" updates:

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Here is the backstage story on the announced release today of now former-WWE Superstar Sim Snuka.

Snuka's release was likely not a a Wellness Policy-related firing, but rather due to creative not having anything for him at the moment.

Snuka was last seen on TV at WrestleMania 25 earlier this year when he played the stunt camera-man at ringside in the already infamous, scary Undertaker dive over the top rope in the match.

The spot was botched, which led many to believe Undertaker was seriously hurt. While it's debatable whether Snuka was to blame for the blown spot, he did end up receiving some backstage heat over the situation.

Snuka hasn't been on WWE television since the spot and his release was announced today just before 5:00PM ET on WWE.com.


I don't think he would have gotten fired for a missed spot that probably wasn't his fault to begin with several months ago. And I don't get how they don't have anything for him. I think he would have fit well in ECW.



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Here's the backstage story on the announced release today of the now former-WWE Diva Candice Michelle.

Candice had been undergoing therapy to heal her injured ankle and was under the impression she was returning sometime this month to in-ring competition with WWE.

Reports leaked several months ago that indicated WWE wanted to use Candice to put over some of the newer Divas while they could, and then release her soon thereafter due to her injury-prone reputation.

Candice Michelle reacted to the news that she was released on her Twitter account, simply stating:  
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J2M on 21 June 2009, 03:55:53 PM
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Dear WWE Universe,

Today is the first day of my next journey! I am filled with excitement and gratitude that I wanna express! First and foremost I wanna say thank-you to the McMahon family! Thank-you Vince, Linda, and Stephanie! I have had an amazing 5years wrestling for you guys! You have taught me and given me so many incredible memories! My time in the WWE was so heartfelt and an incredible journey that I will never forget. I wanna thank the people who have helped me there to be successful! Thank-You Johnny Laurenitis, Mark Corrono, and the rest of talent relations! You guys are awesome at what you do and I appreciate everything you have done for me! Thanks to the amazing agents Arn, Dean, Ricky, Mike, Fit, Barry, Steve, and Billy. You guys are incredible at what you do and it was so exciting for me to get the oppurtunity to learn from the BEST! Speaking of the best, John Cena was a champ in every sense of the word, inside and outside of it! Thank-you John for our great friendship, conversations, and encouragement in the business! I have so many fun filled memories on the road that I will never forget thanks to Victoria, Torrie(vote for her, shes amazing), Carlito, Tommy ( what a Dream), and Mickie ( one half of the nasty girls)! You guys will be my buddies for life and I will never forget you! Thank you to the other amazing superstars and Divas! You guys are simply the best at what you do! You have contributed so much in me becoming a wrestler, thanks to HHH, Big Show, Melina, Mickie, John Cena, Tommy Dreamer, Shawn Michaels, and everyone else who every helped me in the ring(in no particular order)! Thanks to the awesome crew and people behind the scenes without them the show wouldnt even begin, they are all so incredible and full of talent! My time in the WWE was a true blessing!


I am excited that I was the FIRST WWE Diva Search contestant to become the WWE Womans Champion! I know I have paved a way for the woman like me and am so proud of them now! Go get em ladies, your all so talented and beautiful!

A special dedication to all the amazing and wonderful fans who have supported me, made sites for me, were always positive, and mostly just showed your love! I really appreciate you! I hope to see you in my next journey! I feel it coming fast! You can see my new website in less than 1.5 months at candicemichelle.com and catch up with my updates, also on twitter!

I have loved that journey and am ready to grow into this next chapter! Stay tuned.... much more to come!

Yours Truly,

Candice Michelle

"Defining Beauty"...in every sense of the word!

So it seems she didn't leave on bad terms at all, because honestly I would of thought she'd be a little annoyed after undergoing all that rehab on her injuries and finally about to return to the ring, before getting released. Sounds stupid if you ask me, and honestly I thought she would of fit well on Smackdown and she finally had improved a lot on her in-ring ability.

Anyway, I have a gut feeling we're gonna see her in TNA.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 22 June 2009, 02:06:27 AM
I would be thoroughly surprised to see her end up in TNA if im being honest even with their track record of hiring every former WWE employee they can. Could she go in and improve the Knockouts division? Probably not. I don't think she will be short of work as i'd imagine there'll be plenty of modelling agencies and what not that will interested in her.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Cannon on 22 June 2009, 03:12:06 AM
Well, there is a silver lining for Sim in all this.... He got his Wrestlemania bonus! As for Candice she will end up back in WWE somewhere down the road. Either that or she makes more porn. Maybe her and Shelly Martinez could do a lesbo flick for us... That'd be epic. Shelly plays a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, possible latino gangbanger. Then Candice plays a preppy girl and in someway they end up licking one another.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 22 June 2009, 04:03:19 PM
Quote from: The Real Big Ace;29689
Well, there is a silver lining for Sim in all this.... He got his Wrestlemania bonus! As for Candice she will end up back in WWE somewhere down the road. Either that or she makes more porn. Maybe her and Shelly Martinez could do a lesbo flick for us... That'd be epic. Shelly plays a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, possible latino gangbanger. Then Candice plays a preppy girl and in someway they end up licking one another.

*repped*
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Cannon on 22 June 2009, 06:26:36 PM
Quote from: Hollywood Prax;29722
Quote from: The Real Big Ace;29689
Well, there is a silver lining for Sim in all this.... He got his Wrestlemania bonus! As for Candice she will end up back in WWE somewhere down the road. Either that or she makes more porn. Maybe her and Shelly Martinez could do a lesbo flick for us... That'd be epic. Shelly plays a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, possible latino gangbanger. Then Candice plays a preppy girl and in someway they end up licking one another.

 
*repped*


I knew you would mark...
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 3 August 2009, 03:55:23 PM
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I heard a rumor yesterday that WWE referee, Marty Elias (Marty Rubalcaba), had been released by WWE.
 
I note that his picture and profile are no longer on the WWE website.
 
Whoops!  Browser Settings Incompatible (http://fans.wwe.com/martyelias/go/shield/disabledProfile?state=deleted)
WWE has not yet announced his release.


WWE continues the trend of firing longstanding referee employees. Guess they were getting pretty expensive.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Axel on 8 August 2009, 11:54:59 PM
WWE: Inside WWE > News > Ricky Ortiz released (http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/ortizreleased)

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WWE has come to terms on the release of SmackDown Superstar Ricky Ortiz as of today, Aug. 8, 2009.                      
Thank God, I couldn't stand him.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 9 August 2009, 12:34:03 AM
He can now use his Ricky O'Rally Towels to go have a cry in.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Cannon on 9 August 2009, 01:28:39 AM
Interesting this happened. I was on MySpace today and a local indy guy I know that is in FCW updated his status saying "Time to write a new chapter." With that said it wouldn't surprise me if developmental people get released soon. He could have already been relesed but nothing as broke as of yet... I will see if I can find anything out..
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 9 August 2009, 03:36:37 AM
Sorry the guy lost his job but good riddance to be honest.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Mini Kong on 9 August 2009, 04:09:36 AM
Not really surprised by this. I was never of a fan of his to begin with.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 10 August 2009, 02:20:48 PM
*merged the Ricky Ortiz thread into here*
 
Some guys I can understand having their own threads but try to keep the less important releases in here.
 
And that's what this is, a less important release :lol
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Cannon on 13 August 2009, 12:30:01 PM
Quote from: Cannon;32809
Interesting this happened. I was on MySpace today and a local indy guy I know that is in FCW updated his status saying "Time to write a new chapter." With that said it wouldn't surprise me if developmental people get released soon. He could have already been relesed but nothing as broke as of yet... I will see if I can find anything out..


So it broke.. The guy I speak of, Vic Adams was released from FCW. The story is on Lords Of Pain. I'd link it but I'm on phone. Anyway, I knew this was going to happen the other day.. Not a suprise, but I feel for the guy. I know him personally and when he was up here wrestling he was a hell of a nice guy. He is also a good wrestler for his size.. I wish him all the best.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: bele_nine on 17 August 2009, 06:31:34 PM
Quote from: Cannon;32958
Quote from: Cannon;32809
Interesting this happened. I was on MySpace today and a local indy guy I know that is in FCW updated his status saying "Time to write a new chapter." With that said it wouldn't surprise me if developmental people get released soon. He could have already been relesed but nothing as broke as of yet... I will see if I can find anything out..

So it broke.. The guy I speak of, Vic Adams was released from FCW. The story is on Lords Of Pain. I'd link it but I'm on phone. Anyway, I knew this was going to happen the other day.. Not a suprise, but I feel for the guy. I know him personally and when he was up here wrestling he was a hell of a nice guy. He is also a good wrestler for his size.. I wish him all the best.

if im honest i have never heard of him, i dont really keep up with FCW as much as i feel i should, but if guys like this are good enough they will make it one way or another.
 
it doesnt mean they are bad wrestlers just because they get the chop, look at colt cabana
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 14 September 2009, 03:14:06 PM
Four talent from FCW released, no one major I don't think, but still, could be the start of another spring (fall) cleaning for WWE. Cannon's usually plugged into the indys and FCW, maybe he can shed some light on any of these guys?
 
 
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As reported by PWInsider, WWE has released 4 members of their developmental camp:
 
- Jason Garrison, who was fighting under the name Fletcher Chase. He was playing a Larry Poffo ''Book Smart'' heel and had been with the company since February after impressing John Laurinaitis with his work in OVW.
 
- Ian Richardson, wrestling under the name Troy Jackman, was a former football player with a good look but no personality.
 
- Jason Riggs, under the name Ian Frost, was going through his second stint in the company after having been released in 2006 and re-signed. This latest release seems to have discouraged him, as he simply posted on his Myspace that he was done with ''sports entertainment.''
 
- Finally, Kris Logan (Brian Cage) was also released, which came as a surprise to the PW Insider reporter.
 
There also seems to be a sentiment that WWE could be releasing more talent in the near future, and possibly doing a developmental clean-up. Rest assured, WWEMayhem.com will stay on top of the situation.

 
Edit: I guess I'll stick this in here too, but it was just announced that Carl Demarco, president of WWE Canada, has stepped down from his position on his own accord. He's been a part of the WWE for a long time, so this is somewhat of a big loss for the WWE on the corporate side of things.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 14 September 2009, 06:28:04 PM
Quote from: Hollywood Prax;34433
It was just announced that Carl Demarco, president of WWE Canada, has stepped down from his position on his own accord. He's been a part of the WWE for a long time, so this is somewhat of a big loss for the WWE on the corporate side of things.

Take it he wasn't a fan of last night's Montreal Screwjob 09 then :giggle
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Cannon on 14 September 2009, 09:57:53 PM
Quote from: Hollywood Prax;34433
Four talent from FCW released, no one major I don't think, but still, could be the start of another spring (fall) cleaning for WWE. Cannon's usually plugged into the indys and FCW, maybe he can shed some light on any of these guys?
 
 
Quote
As reported by PWInsider, WWE has released 4 members of their developmental camp:
 
- Jason Garrison, who was fighting under the name Fletcher Chase. He was playing a Larry Poffo ''Book Smart'' heel and had been with the company since February after impressing John Laurinaitis with his work in OVW.
 
- Ian Richardson, wrestling under the name Troy Jackman, was a former football player with a good look but no personality.
 
- Jason Riggs, under the name Ian Frost, was going through his second stint in the company after having been released in 2006 and re-signed. This latest release seems to have discouraged him, as he simply posted on his Myspace that he was done with ''sports entertainment.''
 
- Finally, Kris Logan (Brian Cage) was also released, which came as a surprise to the PW Insider reporter.
 
There also seems to be a sentiment that WWE could be releasing more talent in the near future, and possibly doing a developmental clean-up. Rest assured, WWEMayhem.com will stay on top of the situation.

 
 
Edit: I guess I'll stick this in here too, but it was just announced that Carl Demarco, president of WWE Canada, has stepped down from his position on his own accord. He's been a part of the WWE for a long time, so this is somewhat of a big loss for the WWE on the corporate side of things.



I know nothing about these guys really.... WWE is a big joke when it comes to signing people. As an indy fan they only way I can see most FCW guys is if there working my area before signed.. These guys are usually signed on look more than anything and a lot of the more talented indy guys never really get signed because they usually don't have the look. WWE passes over a lot of guys because Vince wants a look and we all know that and thats why a lot of guys in ROH will never be signed. There under 6ft and aren't 250lbs and jacked... That why it is surprising to finally see Danielson signed, although he is a great worker.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Axel on 14 September 2009, 11:23:27 PM
This is what pisses me off. You sign them, they work their ass off trying to impress you then you release them. Samething with Angelina Love which how she ended up in TNA.

It's a disrespect since it's like throwing away someone's future career and dreams.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 15 September 2009, 12:03:15 AM
Quote from: Axel;34448
This is what pisses me off. You sign them, they work their ass off trying to impress you then you release them. Samething with Angelina Love which how she ended up in TNA.

It's a disrespect since it's like throwing away someone's future career and dreams.



K, so what, they should keep them on their roster forever? Or just not sign them? I don't understand you... you don't know how hard they were working, or how much better they were getting, or how good they were adapting to the WWE style... sometimes, to us, releases do seem unjustified, but I doubt you ever heard of any of these four guys, so how can it piss you off? They had a job for however many months they were employed by the WWE... if they weren't sign they'd be working the indy scene and probably making less money. What's the difference?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Axel on 15 September 2009, 04:23:15 AM
If you don't see the difference than you really need to live more.

These people have dreams and careers they want to make. Making it big like some of the newer stars within the company, they get signed to a deal which puts them on TV for developmental. After working their asses off to impress WWE officials (mind you, if they weren't impressed they would have not signed them in the first place) and they get released for no reason.

It's like getting a dream job and working to make it to the top and you get cut because you don't have the "look" or they like someone else over you that maybe lacking something original you bring to the table. It's nothing but bullshit.

Samething happened to Tomko. He gets released from WWE, goes to TNA. Then WWE signs him, he wrestles a dark match injured and they knew that. Vince didn't like his work..(with a injured arm) he gets released before making it back to TV. 4 months later they want to resign him again.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 15 September 2009, 04:43:52 AM
Quote from: Axel;34458
If you don't see the difference than you really need to live more.

These people have dreams and careers they want to make. Making it big like some of the newer stars within the company, they get signed to a deal which puts them on TV for developmental. After working their asses off to impress WWE officials (mind you, if they weren't impressed they would have not signed them in the first place) and they get released for no reason.

It's like getting a dream job and working to make it to the top and you get cut because you don't have the "look" or they like someone else over you that maybe lacking something original you bring to the table. It's nothing but bullshit.

Samething happened to Tomko. He gets released from WWE, goes to TNA. Then WWE signs him, he wrestles a dark match injured and they knew that. Vince didn't like his work..(with a injured arm) he gets released before making it back to TV. 4 months later they want to resign him again.


It's just like getting fired from any job... most of us have experienced it and it's a fact of life... some jobs have different criteria to keep yourself employed than others. In a job interview, you're going to do anything to get hired, bend the truth, act like a different person, etc. But when you're at a job, you might not live up to your employer's expectations.

Why is it so hard to believe that someone could impress one person at a tryout, but then not impress other people or even the same people over a longer period of time at work? Maybe they aren't hard workers? Maybe they're lazy? Maybe they can't translate well to the WWE style of wrestling?

The fact remains, you don't actually know the real reason any of these guys were fired, and we generally don't, other than hearsay and speculation, most of the time, yet you're assuming WWE just fired them for no reason?

What you're saying, if you didn't understand my previous example, is like if someone gets cut from a professional sports team because they either aren't good enough or there isn't room, well the teams are assholes for signing them in the first place just to crush their dreams?

I know I'm supposed to be nice to you, but you're just simply clueless.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 15 September 2009, 08:44:06 PM
Quote from: Axel;34458
If you don't see the difference than you really need to live more.

These people have dreams and careers they want to make. Making it big like some of the newer stars within the company, they get signed to a deal which puts them on TV for developmental. After working their asses off to impress WWE officials (mind you, if they weren't impressed they would have not signed them in the first place) and they get released for no reason.

It's like getting a dream job and working to make it to the top and you get cut because you don't have the "look" or they like someone else over you that maybe lacking something original you bring to the table. It's nothing but bullshit.

Samething happened to Tomko. He gets released from WWE, goes to TNA. Then WWE signs him, he wrestles a dark match injured and they knew that. Vince didn't like his work..(with a injured arm) he gets released before making it back to TV. 4 months later they want to resign him again.
You make it seem like it's fucking cinderella.

WWE probably didn't sign Tomko because it was a recession, and he was injured, much like they released Kennedy, they can't afford an injury prone superstar, makes sense to me.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 16 September 2009, 12:41:59 AM
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-- It has been confirmed that WWE released developmental wrestler Espiral (a.k.a. Sicodelico, Jr.) over the weekend. He was the last name rumored to have been released.

Sicodelico, Jr., who is the son of Sicodelico and the nephew of Mil Mascaras and Dos Caras, signed a developmental contract with WWE this past April. After competing in a few matches unmasked under his real name (Aaron Rodriquez), he soon began wearing his mask again and adopted the ring name Espiral.

Other developmental wrestlers released over the weekend included Kris Logan, Aiden Frost, Troy Jackman and Fletcher Chase. (source: PWInsider.com)

Was always going to a tough task for him to try and adapt to the WWE style. Pretty sure I read some pretty bad report of his in ring work aswell. If I remember rightly, I think Cannon said in the thread that announced his signing that he was a pretty poor acquisition (or something along those lines) and I guess he was right.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 16 September 2009, 01:16:22 AM
Wasn't this the guy who people were making a big deal about when he signed out of Mexico? Kind of surprising, especially considering the market he represents. Fall cleaning in FCW continues...
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 16 September 2009, 01:22:07 AM
Yeah it is. There's a thread somewhere in General WWE I think called 'Dos Caras Jr Signs With WWE' or something similar. Like I said previously, it was always going to be difficult for him to completely change up his style and to be successful with it.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 16 September 2009, 01:29:04 AM
Quote from: Mick Clique;34499
Yeah it is. There's a thread somewhere in General WWE I think called 'Dos Caras Jr Signs With WWE' or something similar. Like I said previously, it was always going to be difficult for him to completely change up his style and to be successful with it.


No doubt, but I've seen WWE do more with less. Especially considering he represents a market and WWE loves to have guys that appeal to those specific markets. Maybe he wasn't getting the reactions they expected down in FCW, even though it is an indy fed. And naturally they still have Rey Rey.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 16 September 2009, 02:04:16 AM
Honestly, I don't think crowd reaction matters in the slightest down in FCW. Like I said, I've read quite alot of reports about the guy and how his work has been extremely subpar, so it's no surprise at all that he was released.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Axel on 16 September 2009, 03:17:37 AM
Quote from: chappers;34488
Quote from: Axel;34458
If you don't see the difference than you really need to live more.

These people have dreams and careers they want to make. Making it big like some of the newer stars within the company, they get signed to a deal which puts them on TV for developmental. After working their asses off to impress WWE officials (mind you, if they weren't impressed they would have not signed them in the first place) and they get released for no reason.

It's like getting a dream job and working to make it to the top and you get cut because you don't have the "look" or they like someone else over you that maybe lacking something original you bring to the table. It's nothing but bullshit.

Samething happened to Tomko. He gets released from WWE, goes to TNA. Then WWE signs him, he wrestles a dark match injured and they knew that. Vince didn't like his work..(with a injured arm) he gets released before making it back to TV. 4 months later they want to resign him again.
You make it seem like it's fucking cinderella.

WWE probably didn't sign Tomko because it was a recession, and he was injured, much like they released Kennedy, they can't afford an injury prone superstar, makes sense to me.
Really? You missed the part where they did sign him but never brought him to TV. Then tried resigning him after releasing him 4 months before. If that make sense to you then you must be a fool.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 16 September 2009, 09:38:10 PM
Quote from: Axel;34514
Quote from: chappers;34488
Quote from: Axel;34458
If you don't see the difference than you really need to live more.

These people have dreams and careers they want to make. Making it big like some of the newer stars within the company, they get signed to a deal which puts them on TV for developmental. After working their asses off to impress WWE officials (mind you, if they weren't impressed they would have not signed them in the first place) and they get released for no reason.

It's like getting a dream job and working to make it to the top and you get cut because you don't have the "look" or they like someone else over you that maybe lacking something original you bring to the table. It's nothing but bullshit.

Samething happened to Tomko. He gets released from WWE, goes to TNA. Then WWE signs him, he wrestles a dark match injured and they knew that. Vince didn't like his work..(with a injured arm) he gets released before making it back to TV. 4 months later they want to resign him again.
You make it seem like it's fucking cinderella.

WWE probably didn't sign Tomko because it was a recession, and he was injured, much like they released Kennedy, they can't afford an injury prone superstar, makes sense to me.
Really? You missed the part where they did sign him but never brought him to TV. Then tried resigning him after releasing him 4 months before. If that make sense to you then you must be a fool.
Yes it does make sense, they obviously are interested in him, but cut him short because he was injured. Whats the point in signing someone who is injured? And from what you are saying, they tried to sign him back, probably because he sorted all his injuries and fitness out. If i recall, wasn't he slow around the ring. 4 months is more then enough time to sort out any long term injuries.

You really piss me off with your bitter judgments for WWE, you jump to so many negative conclusions, i don't even know why I am bothering with something so pathetic, they cut a few superstars who never made it to the big time, big deal. Clearly they were crap at their job.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 9 January 2010, 04:18:50 AM
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WWE RELEASES FORMER ECW STAR
by Mike Johnson @ 9:51 PM on 1/8/2010


World Wrestling Entertainment released former ECW brand star Steve "DJ Gabriel" Lewington today. After his dancing duo with Alicia Fox was split up and she headed to Raw, Lewington had been down in WWE developmental in FCW for some time.

There may have been some other releases from developmental today but I haven't 100% confirmed that yet.


Dancing off into the moonlight...
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 9 January 2010, 03:40:24 PM
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WWE RELEASES FORMER ECW STAR
by Mike Johnson @ 9:51 PM on 1/8/2010


World Wrestling Entertainment released former ECW brand star Steve "DJ Gabriel" Lewington today. After his dancing duo with Alicia Fox was split up and she headed to Raw, Lewington had been down in WWE developmental in FCW for some time.

There may have been some other releases from developmental today but I haven't 100% confirmed that yet.
Dancing off into the moonlight...
This is a major blow to WWE, if TNA pick him up he could prove to be tough opposition to WWE. Big loss, they should have done more to keep him.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 9 January 2010, 05:09:26 PM
So, how many weeks until he's dancing with the Knockouts backstage?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 17 January 2010, 09:05:39 PM
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World Wrestling Entertainment announced today they were releasing Eric Escobar (real name Eric Perez), who debuted on the Smackdown brand as Vickie Guerrero's latest boyfriend on.

OWNED.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 17 January 2010, 10:11:46 PM
Not at all surprising to be honest. Put together his pretty failed main roster run and him spending about 4 years in developmental I think it was without making any real progress.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 18 January 2010, 12:07:13 PM
You know something is wrong when you're paired with the most over heel in years and still don't get anywhere.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 26 February 2010, 05:58:09 PM
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WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE  Superstar Paul Burchill as of today February 26, 2010. We wish Paul  Burchill the best in all future endeavors.

Unsurprising given his lack of TV time since forever, however I do think they missed the boat with him, could have easily been a solid midcarder

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WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE  Superstar Shane Helms (Hurricane) as of today February 26, 2010. We wish  Shane Helms (Hurricane) the best in all future endeavors.

It's a shame is this as prior to his extremely bad neck injury he was gathering some momentum and moving up the card. Since coming back he's been pretty average tbh. Can almost guarantee him going to TNA to hook up with Shannon and possibly Jeff
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 26 February 2010, 06:01:57 PM
Shame to hear about those two being released - I noticed on the WWE Universe forums the other day there was someone petitioning for Burchill to come back as a Pirate again :lol

I'd like to have seen if Hurricane could've gone onto bigger and better things (still retaining the gimmick obviously) after being on ECW though.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 26 February 2010, 06:34:21 PM
That's a shame about Hurricane, but I guess you can't say that we didn't see it coming. Both he and Burchill had tremendous amounts of potential.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 26 February 2010, 07:42:21 PM
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WWE just  announced the following on their website:

WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE diva Maria as of  today February 26, 2010. We wish Maria the best in all future endeavors.  

WWE also announced the releases of Hurricane Helms and Paul Burchill  earlier. More talent releases are expected to be announced between now  and WrestleMania.

Pretty fucking shocked at that tbh. I know she's working on some new projects much like Mickie is, but I still wouldn't have thought they would release her. Maybe it was a mutual sort of sgreement
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: narcolepsy on 26 February 2010, 07:44:31 PM
There was an interview on PWTorch today where Maria said she wanted to try other things, but didn't expect her to get released so soon.  Even though we haven't seen her on TV for a while now, she's still won that Slammy for Diva of the Year some how and is about to represent the WWE on Donald Trump's (already recorded) reality show that starts in a week.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 26 February 2010, 08:02:46 PM
I guess they figured, if she wants to leave anyway, why pay her and not use her much? I'll miss her though, always liked her.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Cannon on 26 February 2010, 08:47:21 PM
Burchill is finally gone? I am surprised it took this long...

Hurricane Helms is gone too... That's kinda sad. I expect him to turn up in TNA or show up ROH. He is a tremendous talent and he can make some money on the independent circuit for awhile. I suspect he might even end back up in WWE in a year or two.

Maria, she was always a good diva. I don't know what else she could do really.. She is attractive and everything but does she have crossover power?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: narcolepsy on 26 February 2010, 09:10:39 PM
Quote from: Maria's twitter
Alright guys let's talk. I did not ask for my release. I was  released. I am still going to kick ass in other areas!! I am excited  about the future! But I am sad about never getting the Championship. I  am sad about not getting the chance to go to Wrestlemania again. Passion  is my Motivation! Time to Sing! Time to work for Charity! Time to  Dance! Time to be Alive again! Much love to my FANS, my FAMILY, the  DIVAS, and my FRIENDS! There is a bright new future when one door closes  another opens! Bring on the Doors! Spanks and Kisses

Surprised WWE would just release her like this, but she really did contribute very little inside the ring and has been looking towards other opportunities.  She did a great job as a goodwill ambassador for the WWE and thought they'd continue to use her in this role.  Also, I think I heard one of her songs on another newsboard and I'll just say I don't expect her to light the music world on fire...According to some reports this is the beginning of the "spring cleaning" so look towards more upcoming releases.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 26 February 2010, 09:18:01 PM
Surprised to see Maria get released, but I guess it makes sense since they haven't really had her doing much. If they had to release a diva though, I would've chose Layla to release.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 26 February 2010, 09:20:05 PM
Quote from: Awesome;38634
Surprised to see Maria get released, but I guess it makes sense since they haven't really had her doing much. If they had to release a diva though, I would've chose Layla to release.


But she's part of a team with Michelle, no? :huh
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 26 February 2010, 09:20:56 PM
Quote from: Hollywood Prax;38636
Quote from: Awesome;38634
Surprised to see Maria get released, but I guess it makes sense since they haven't really had her doing much. If they had to release a diva though, I would've chose Layla to release.


But she's part of a team with Michelle, no? :huh


True, I just meant because I don't like Layla :P
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 26 February 2010, 09:24:28 PM
Quote from: Awesome;38638
Quote from: Hollywood Prax;38636
Quote from: Awesome;38634
Surprised to see Maria get released, but I guess it makes sense since they haven't really had her doing much. If they had to release a diva though, I would've chose Layla to release.


But she's part of a team with Michelle, no? :huh


True, I just meant because I don't like Layla :P



She's Laytastic :prax
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 26 February 2010, 09:31:44 PM
I think they could do with releasing another one or two divas anyway and bringing up some of the better talents from FCW, the divisions just feel stagnant
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 26 February 2010, 10:46:42 PM
Quote from: Mick Clique;38645
I think they could do with releasing another one or two divas anyway and bringing up some of the better talents from FCW, the divisions just feel stagnant


I can definitely see your point. Plus I'll bet Maria makes a fair amount of money considering she's been one of the faces for the WWE for years. They're probably saving a few hundred thousand dollars by releasing her.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 27 February 2010, 01:02:24 AM
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World Wrestling  Entertainment also released referee Scott Armstrong today. Armstrong was  hired shortly after the company launched the ECW brand in 2006.  Armstrong, son of Southern legend Bob Armstrong, also refereed for WCW  following a long in-ring career. A number of WWE workers were really  bummed hearing he was let go as he was well liked by the wrestlers.

Sad for him to be released, but from a standpoint of seeing him wrestle, i'm glad he's fucking gone. Such an awful referee with his unbelievably slooooooow counts. Incase his name doesn't ring a bell, he's the one with the bleeched hair who helped Punk screw Taker.
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Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 27 February 2010, 01:52:05 AM
Fun fact: He's also BG James' brother.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Cannon on 27 February 2010, 03:32:26 AM
Quote from: Hollywood Prax;38650
Fun fact: He's also BG James' brother.


Yea, and there dad is Bullet Bob Armstrong and there is another brother who had minor success in WCW named Brad Armstrong.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 27 February 2010, 05:29:44 AM
So, think he'll go to TNA? :P
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 27 February 2010, 01:07:29 PM
I think Maria is the biggest loss, but saying that, I've hardly seen her for ages, she hasn't really done anything. Made sense to cut her. Hurricane had a lot of potential, but he has looked sluggish in the ring lately, which is a shame as his gimmick opens some unique storylines. Burchill solid worker but he couldn't find a gimmick, not at all surprised he was released. Scott Armstrong, kind of glad about tbh, he was sluggish at pinning. Overall, nothing big, I can see a lot more going due to ECW closing.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 27 February 2010, 07:28:40 PM
Maria leaving it a bit of a shock but i can see her going on to have a stacy kiebler like future and do something in hollywood.

Helms had his chances but ever since he came back he couldn't seem to get the fans to gt into him. i enjoyed the feud with him and burchill though.

as for burchill he is highly underrated and i hope he gets a chnace to show what he can do else where.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 28 February 2010, 09:12:53 AM
Maria leaving is surprising, Helms getting released was inevitable after the last couple of weeks & as for Paul Burchill; I've never thought much of him. Even in his FWA days he was nothing special, people just seemed to think he was a beast. No big losses at all.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 28 February 2010, 08:47:04 PM
WWE: Inside WWE > News > Charlie Haas released (http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/haasreleased)

Surprised they didn't wanna go with another Worlds Greatest Tag Team run on SD.

He should do well on the indies.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 28 February 2010, 09:00:55 PM
Been years in the making has Charlie's release in all honesty. I would have been all for a WGTT reunion, but the last thing I can think of note that he did was the shit with Lillian and Viscera :huh
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 28 February 2010, 09:51:33 PM
I thought they offered Haas a contract to stop him going to TNA? He's a good wrestler, and he's alright on the mic, but he hasn't done anything and tbh I think his time in WWE has killed any real chance of him looking like he could legitimately win a match or move up the ranks.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 28 February 2010, 09:55:03 PM
yeah i would agree with that. i think the WWE kind of wasted his career away in a way. now im not saying he would have had anything better else where but the guy has been on shos like heat and velocity and dark matches and has jobbed so many times throughout his career in WWE.

Anyways though i am glad he's gone although i liked the team of him and mike knox.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 28 February 2010, 11:55:30 PM
Charlie Haas will be back in WWE at some point, just wait and see.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Gorsty on 1 March 2010, 02:50:39 AM
Haas, Helms and Burchill could be great additions to TNA, so I'm kind of glad WWE released them. Maria is not really a loss to anyone. She wants to do other things, so this was pretty much inevitable. Apparently last time WWE re-signed Haas it was because there were rumours that Kurt Angle was pushing heavily for TNA to sign him, so I suppose that would be the next step for him.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 1 March 2010, 03:20:17 AM
I still think TNA needs to do a roster cleanup much like WWE does before they should even consider bringing any new guys. Out of the three mentioned Helms going to TNA sounds almost a guarantee to keep Jeff sweet
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Gorsty on 1 March 2010, 03:22:41 AM
TNA do need to do a bit of a clean up, but I still think there is a strong possibility that all Helms, Burchill and Haas will all be signed when their 90 day non-compete clauses are over
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 8 April 2010, 08:33:14 AM
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Courtney's profile has been removed from the FCW Roster page. It can be assumed she has been released from her WWE contract seeing how this has happened to Penny Cash when she was cut.

She only ever did two interviews in the WWE but she was improving in the ring. I'm guessing that the vacation she is currently on set the wheels in motion for her release.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Gorsty on 22 April 2010, 10:55:11 PM
- WWE posted the following today…

WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Divas Mickie James and Katie Lea Burchill as well as Superstars Shelton Benjamin, Kung Fu Naki, Slam Master J and Jimmy Wang Yang as of today, April 22, 2010. We wish them the best in all future endeavors.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: narcolepsy on 22 April 2010, 11:01:03 PM
Shelton Benjamin will be in TNA in 90 days...Mickie is getting the Maria treatment...the rest oh well.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 22 April 2010, 11:03:38 PM
Shelton to TNA is pretty much a definite. Without sounding disrespectful or anything, I could see him easily being world champ in TNA, but never in WWE.

Mickie being released i'm extremely shocked by. Like Narc said, it looks as if she's getting the Maria treatment for wanting to try new things.

All the others seemed like a long time coming.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 22 April 2010, 11:50:56 PM
What...the...fuck!?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Siva on 23 April 2010, 12:56:08 AM
Shocked by Mickie being released...the rest..eh
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 23 April 2010, 01:01:52 AM
I can see a lot more getting released soon, Mickie James is the most surprising out of all these considering she is probably the most solid female worker. A huge loss for the women's division.

Shelton I could see it happening but I think they missed the mark with him and could have used him like a Benoit/Morrison/Jeff Hardy kind of wrestler imo. Didn't have the connection with the fans but other then that, he brought a lot to the table.

The rest have the talent but were dead weight which were never going to get the push. I'm amazed at how long Funaki has been in the company, must have the nicest cheque for doing absolutely nothing for years :p.
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Post by: Adampro123 on 23 April 2010, 01:49:07 AM
I Hate that shelton got released but they were never gonna do anything with him so maybe this will work out better for him. i really hope to see im do some stuff in TNA or ROH or both. but if he does head to TNA i hope they treat him well though with there roster being so stacked and hogan wanting most of the glory its doubtful.

Anyways thank you shelton!

James is somehat surprising but then again i heard she wanted to start singing and maybe that along with her age had a lot to do with it.

Jimmy yang is one of the most underrated guy in wrestling and i think he could do great things in TNA's X division.

Slam Master J....ummm later.

And Funaki hasn't been on TV in over a year so i guess it was just a matter of time for him.

I Thought Curt Hawkins would be apart of this....but its probably not over yet. i just hope Zack stays around.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 23 April 2010, 01:56:02 AM
I thought Hawkins was in FCW now, didn't he ask to move down?

With ECW going, I feel like the roster is stacked and I can see a lot of people going. I honestly think they should made make Superstars ECW, have a belt to compete for and give that show a purpose rather then a rebranded Heat.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Cannon on 23 April 2010, 04:29:07 AM
Yang I think hits the indys hard. He will be booked in ROH, PWG and EVOLVE for sure.

Mickie? This happened for her country music schtick she is doing, but I see her going to TNA.

Shelton WILL be in TNA in 90 days. I think this might actually be a good move for him and it might help him break out and connect with the fans... Now, it is a BIG might.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: narcolepsy on 23 April 2010, 07:13:27 AM
It seems as though Mike Knox got the boot as well...

Anyway, I found it interesting that Jimmy Wang Yang posted  "3 strike and your out i hear florida is a nice place to visit." on his twitter after his release.  I know Kung Fu Naki has failed a drug test in the past and I think Mike Knox has as well, any chance that all, or is it just some of these that may be related to drug testing?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 23 April 2010, 02:29:56 PM
In my eyes, it's a damn shame that Mike Knox got fired.

He finally got to do his mad doctor gimmick last year and I thought he was finally going to get somewhere and then he kept losing to people week in-week out, it was such a waste. I hope he ends up succeeding in wrestling, because I've always thought he was a great big man.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 23 April 2010, 02:33:41 PM
Isn't Knox on SD this week? :P Either way not really surprising, but a shame as I think he was mis-used.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 23 April 2010, 04:37:46 PM
I'm glad I wasn't the only Mike Knox fan here. i thought he was very misused and i thought his mad doctor gimmick was awesome but all he ever did was lose which was a real waste.

what sucks more is a lot of fans don't know how good knox really is so we probably won't be seeing him go to any other wrestling company like TNA.

Lost 3 of my favorites
Shelton,Mike and Yang.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 23 April 2010, 09:31:37 PM
Yeah I liked Mike Knox. His gimmick was hilarious, especially that promo he had with Kane haha, he wasn't going to go anywhere though, I think it's down to having an unappealing image.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 24 April 2010, 10:35:25 AM
Mickie James and Shelton Benjamin are huge losses, Knox is a shame too. I hope to see Benjamin in TNA, he would make a fantastic champion there and could have some epic matches with Kurt Angle. They were in a stable together in WWE so have some chemistry. Benjamin was just going to remain a jobber, at least his potential is going to be squeezed out this way. If he succeeds in TNA I can see WWE resigning him, pushing him then dropping the ball on him yet again.
It's a shame WWE never used him properly, if they did it would be obviious how huge this loss is but as they didn't it doesn't really matter much to them I guess. Seems a shame they can't give him a title out of courtesty, MITB is not MITB without him and that ladder match with Christian was amazing! He will be loved in TNA.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 3 May 2010, 08:15:47 PM
Just noticed this on WWE.com

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WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar Tony Atlas as of today April 30, 2010. We wish Tony the best in all future endeavors.

Not surprising really, did he do anything lately other than introduce Abraham Washington and laugh during his segment? With ECW gone and Abraham Washington nowhere to be seen, there obviously doesn't seem to be any reason to keep him around.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 3 May 2010, 09:24:53 PM
UH HUH HUH HUH
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Post by: chappers on 3 May 2010, 11:09:47 PM
Tbh, glad about that, his laughing gimmick was terrible. Sometimes I wish they would just cut some off these awful gimmicks off, and these darn NXT challenges.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 21 May 2010, 11:49:46 PM
Carlito released due to wellness violation. Will be curious to see if Primo follows soon or if it was really because of three strikes...
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 22 May 2010, 01:03:46 AM
What three strikes? This was his first violation and he refused rehab thus released.

This is the first time i've read of someone being released because of a first violation and refusing rehab. I could be totally wrong and unless the rules were changed recently, I was always under the impression you could fail once but upon failing a second time you were forced to attend rehab and if you didnt you were then released. If you took the rehab and then failed again I believe your contract was terminated and weren't allowed back in the WWE for 1 year,
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 22 May 2010, 09:58:06 AM
No big loss, has done absolutely nothing for a long time. A shame we didn't get to see the Colon's again though.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 22 May 2010, 10:07:58 AM
No one is a big loss for WWE. but Carlito was extremely talented and i just think he was used poorly ever since he and flair didn't get the mania match that year. as everyone always does i wonder if TNA will be interested... my guess is yes. im sure he wouldn't mind shooting on WWE in some way and he could be a good part of the XD or even better like pope anderson and morgan have done after WWE just wasn't working with them.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 22 May 2010, 10:20:15 AM
With all the people they have it seems odd to release Carlito although I guess it was for breaking the rules as opposed to wanting to release him. He probably will go TNA but they don't need him.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 22 May 2010, 03:45:11 PM
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I am sad to hear the wwe has decided to release  carlito. I always thought he could, and should have accomplished more  than he did. I wish him the best.
Cena's twitter
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Post by: Mini Kong on 22 May 2010, 07:07:16 PM
Not suprised. To be fair, you can't really scream fault at the WWE for this either. Carlito has brought it on himself and has displayed being not so happy working with them for a while now. I honestly think the Wellness policy was an excuse to let him go. Something tells me that the WWE actually had some kind of faith in Carlito because they could of released him a long time ago. Him refusing any kind of rehabilitation treatment after violating the wellness policy was probably the last straw, although it was the first offense, in showing he really wanted out of the company. You just can't keep someone around with a low morale like that.

I really don't see it being a huge loss, but I was starting to enjoy watching him wrestle in the ring again. It was just a month ago that he had a really good match with John Morrison on superstars.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: narcolepsy on 22 May 2010, 08:02:24 PM
Carlito was the WWE's link to Puerto Rico, just like Rey is to Mexico, Khali is to India, and Sheamus is to Ireland.  This is somewhat of a big loss for them in the fact that he promoted their product to an important untapped market, but inside the ring it isn't as big of a loss.
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Post by: Mini Kong on 22 May 2010, 08:06:39 PM
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Carlito was the WWE's link to Puerto Rico, just like Rey is to Mexico, Khali is to India, and Sheamus is to Ireland.  This is somewhat of a big loss for them in the fact that he promoted their product to an important untapped market, but inside the ring it isn't as big of a loss.


Perhaps, Primo will step up and fill that role?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: narcolepsy on 22 May 2010, 08:10:49 PM
I think Carlito had much more potential to be a breakout star than Primo currently does.  As we saw all the way back in 2006, Carlito got his main event PPV push into an elimination chamber match.  He even was the last person to be eliminated.  I just don't see Primo ever reaching that point in his career.  His gimmick would need to be completely retooled, because he's lacking a lot of charisma and fan support right now.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 23 May 2010, 12:01:44 AM
Quote from: narcolepsy;41610
Carlito was the WWE's link to Puerto Rico, just like Rey is to Mexico, Khali is to India, and Sheamus is to Ireland.  This is somewhat of a big loss for them in the fact that he promoted their product to an important untapped market, but inside the ring it isn't as big of a loss.

So, you're comparing Rey's impact in Mexico (a country of 120 million people) and Khali's impact in India (a country of over a billion people) to the potential negative impact Carlito could have to a country of 4 million people? I just don't see it. Hell, even Sheamus who you could argue could be a link to more than just ireland (which has, what, 10 million people?). No one is going to stop watching WWE because Carlito isn't there anymore. He's seldom on RAW and never gets a push and I doubt it will have much of an effect on, what, maybe the 1 show a year, if that, they have in Puerto Rico? It's really a very minor loss.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: narcolepsy on 23 May 2010, 12:13:40 AM
Quote from: JeriPrax;41621
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Carlito was the WWE's link to Puerto Rico, just like Rey is to Mexico, Khali is to India, and Sheamus is to Ireland.  This is somewhat of a big loss for them in the fact that he promoted their product to an important untapped market, but inside the ring it isn't as big of a loss.

So, you're comparing Rey's impact in Mexico (a country of 120 million people) and Khali's impact in India (a country of over a billion people) to the potential negative impact Carlito could have to a country of 4 million people? I just don't see it. Hell, even Sheamus who you could argue could be a link to more than just ireland (which has, what, 10 million people?). No one is going to stop watching WWE because Carlito isn't there anymore. He's seldom on RAW and never gets a push and I doubt it will have much of an effect on, what, maybe the 1 show a year, if that, they have in Puerto Rico? It's really a very minor loss.

Huh? I think you took this completely out of context.  I was just saying he was the Puerto Rican representative currently in the WWE.  The WWE typically visits Puerto Rico at least once a year like these other countries and he gave that U.S. owned territory someone to rally around like the other examples I gave for other nations.  Puerto Rico has even hosted a PPV event in the not so distant past (New Year's Revolution 2005).  The WWE has a huge hispanic fanbase, whether its Mexico, Spain, South America, or Puerto Rico.  I think Puerto Rico was the reason Carlito lasted so long getting so many different opportunities, otherwise he would have been gone at least a year ago.  The WWE is truly a global community and it's obvious they are trying to get as many representatives for each ethnicity or country around the world.


And some news to add to the situation...
Quote from: Rajah.com
As announced yesterday, Carlito
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 23 May 2010, 12:42:45 AM
I agree that the WWE has a global community now and wrestlers that represent many areas of the globe, but I don't think that losing one hispanic wrestler will be that much of a big deal for the WWE. Like you said, they visit WWE once a year (not more, most of the time) and sure they had a PPV but it was 5 years ago and somehow I doubt they're going back there any time soon. WWE doesn't have a representative from Brazil, yet it's one of the biggest countries in the world. They don't have a proper representative from China, and nearly a third of the world lives in that one country. Losing Carlito isn't going to lose WWE any business, and frankly, having representatives from these countries are a plus, not a necessity, for the WWE.
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Post by: narcolepsy on 23 May 2010, 01:01:23 AM
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I agree that the WWE has a global community now and wrestlers that represent many areas of the globe, but I don't think that losing one hispanic wrestler will be that much of a big deal for the WWE. Like you said, they visit WWE once a year (not more, most of the time) and sure they had a PPV but it was 5 years ago and somehow I doubt they're going back there any time soon. WWE doesn't have a representative from Brazil, yet it's one of the biggest countries in the world. They don't have a proper representative from China, and nearly a third of the world lives in that one country. Losing Carlito isn't going to lose WWE any business, and frankly, having representatives from these countries are a plus, not a necessity, for the WWE.

They want to develop talent from those locations but it's difficult to find someone who has that x factor look and the ability to communicate with both their audience from home and those in North America.  Khali is a prime example, many in North America don't like him mostly because he has little ring skills, but its difficult for him to communicate in English.  The cost of him pissing off the American fans still doesn't outweigh the benefits he brings in from India.
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Post by: RyPrax on 23 May 2010, 02:11:35 AM
Quote from: narcolepsy;41629
Quote from: JeriPrax;41625
I agree that the WWE has a global community now and wrestlers that represent many areas of the globe, but I don't think that losing one hispanic wrestler will be that much of a big deal for the WWE. Like you said, they visit WWE once a year (not more, most of the time) and sure they had a PPV but it was 5 years ago and somehow I doubt they're going back there any time soon. WWE doesn't have a representative from Brazil, yet it's one of the biggest countries in the world. They don't have a proper representative from China, and nearly a third of the world lives in that one country. Losing Carlito isn't going to lose WWE any business, and frankly, having representatives from these countries are a plus, not a necessity, for the WWE.

They want to develop talent from those locations but it's difficult to find someone who has that x factor look and the ability to communicate with both their audience from home and those in North America.  Khali is a prime example, many in North America don't like him mostly because he has little ring skills, but its difficult for him to communicate in English.  The cost of him pissing off the American fans still doesn't outweigh the benefits he brings in from India.

But Carlito clearly doesn't bring the same advantages to WWE that Khali does. Look at the first post I made in regards to this. Khali is WWE's representative from India, a country of 1 billion people with distinct languages and cultures. Carlito is from, not a country, but a US territory, that speaks the same language as someone like Rey Mysterio does (or others in the organization), and that only has 4 million people that live there. It's the same as having a wrestler that comes from a specific city when you think about it. If anything using this argument, it would be more beneficial for WWE to have someone specifically from New York and play up on that versus someone from Puerto Rico.

I understand the point, but you can't have people from every territory and every country and every reason, so you have to pick and choose. Clearly, the problems with keeping Carlito around FAR OUTWEIGH the benefits of keeping him around in the hopes he might increase revenue on that one house show a year.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 23 May 2010, 11:42:50 AM
Carlito doesn't really have that IT factor anymore, he is a washed up version of what he used to be and as prax said he isn't exactly representing a huge area and I bet Rey Mysterio is more popular there than Carlito. They still have Primo for puerto rico (not that it matters) and he might not be as good but it's not like Carlito was ever going to get a main event push anyway.

I mean Regal is English and if he was released I don't think people down here would stop watching wrestling, they would be very annoyed and bitter but it's not like it's going to make a huge difference, it's not like losing Cena or Orton.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 23 May 2010, 04:18:33 PM
Rey Mysterio doesn't just appeal to Mexicans, he has a huge fan base in general. Khali doesn't have the same Rey fan base, but he is still pretty popular to people who watch it now and then. Carlito used to have a selling point, but he doesn't anymore and that's down to his own stupidity. He had WWE's full backing at one point, but screwed himself over. He's like Jeff Hardy, he is in an awesome position but doesn't exactly have a high morale or care about it, and it's bad for the locker room and it's bad for the company to allow them to act that way. I don't think the English would feel that bitter about losing Regal, despite loving him, he doesn't have that much air time.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: narcolepsy on 25 May 2010, 06:05:57 AM
Quote from: Wrestling-Radio.com
On the heels of the release of Carlito  from WWE last week, his father, Carlos  Colon, Sr., has broken his silence about the situation by  revealing that Carlito had in fact been abusing painkillers. The pills  were used at first to cure debilitating back pain that Carlito was  suffering from, but his use then spiraled into abuse. Here is a bit of  what Colon had to say:

"I want to clarify that Carly was not  suspended for using cocaine, or heroin or marijuana, but for the abuse  of painkillers, which is not unusual because they cause pain falls and  blows, combined with the constant traveling. Carly started using one or  two for his back pain, but it seems that the situation has become much  more serious and needs help."

Colon then went on to state  that the majority of Carlito's back pain came from his execution of his  patented Backstabber finishing maneuver, which required him to always  endure the brunt of the weight of wrestlers weighing anywhere between  200-300 pounds. Carlito never sought medical attention for his back  pains, which caused him to inevitably rely on painkillers.

I guess this adds some closure to the release of Carlito.  I was never a particularly huge fan of 'The Backstabber' since it obviously looked like the move was always more painful to Carlito than his opponent.  Hopefully, he wises up and decides to get some help for his problem and it seems like his dad trying to get him on the right track.  I like that he trying to help Carlito out, but don't like the excuses get gave as a cop out for Carlito.  I realize this is a tough, physically demanding job, but rationalizing the problem only justifies the drug problem in an addicts eyes.

On a side note, I hope 'The Code Breaker' doesn't give Chris Jericho the same problems in the future.
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Post by: Dale on 25 May 2010, 04:05:57 PM
Quote from: narcolepsy;41705
On a side note, I hope 'The Code Breaker' doesn't give Chris Jericho the same problems in the future.
It shouldn't do really as he doesn't really take the full weight of the opponent on himself like Carlito used to.
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Post by: RyPrax on 25 May 2010, 04:20:12 PM
Quote from: narcolepsy;41705
Quote from: Wrestling-Radio.com
On the heels of the release of Carlito  from WWE last week, his father, Carlos  Colon, Sr., has broken his silence about the situation by  revealing that Carlito had in fact been abusing painkillers. The pills  were used at first to cure debilitating back pain that Carlito was  suffering from, but his use then spiraled into abuse. Here is a bit of  what Colon had to say:

"I want to clarify that Carly was not  suspended for using cocaine, or heroin or marijuana, but for the abuse  of painkillers, which is not unusual because they cause pain falls and  blows, combined with the constant traveling. Carly started using one or  two for his back pain, but it seems that the situation has become much  more serious and needs help."

Colon then went on to state  that the majority of Carlito's back pain came from his execution of his  patented Backstabber finishing maneuver, which required him to always  endure the brunt of the weight of wrestlers weighing anywhere between  200-300 pounds. Carlito never sought medical attention for his back  pains, which caused him to inevitably rely on painkillers.


I guess this adds some closure to the release of Carlito.  I was never a particularly huge fan of 'The Backstabber' since it obviously looked like the move was always more painful to Carlito than his opponent.  Hopefully, he wises up and decides to get some help for his problem and it seems like his dad trying to get him on the right track.  I like that he trying to help Carlito out, but don't like the excuses get gave as a cop out for Carlito.  I realize this is a tough, physically demanding job, but rationalizing the problem only justifies the drug problem in an addicts eyes.

On a side note, I hope 'The Code Breaker' doesn't give Chris Jericho the same problems in the future.


Carlito takes the full force of his opponent because both are falling backwards and are therefore unable to take any weight off of Carlito, whereas Jericho's opponents are on their feet for the entirety on their move, so Jericho is basically just falling on his back himself, no different than taking a clothesline. Shouldn't be an issue if it hasn't been already for jericho.
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Post by: AngryCaz on 31 May 2010, 12:04:47 PM
I've never been a Carlito fan, but it's horrible to see that he's suffering from addiction.

I hope he gets his life sorted out.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 31 May 2010, 03:49:53 PM
I may have just forgotten about it, but did WWE release Katie Lea? Can't seem to find her profile on WWE.com.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 31 May 2010, 04:14:28 PM
She was released on April 22nd.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 24 August 2010, 11:19:28 AM
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According to PWInsider.com, WWE has just released Diva and Straight Edge Society member Serena. She just made her Smackdown in-ring debut this past Friday.

No other details are known at this time.

then

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Credit: F4WOnline.com

According to Dave Meltzer, the decision by WWE to release Serena was made several days ago and, for whatever reason, news of it just got out tonight.

Meltzer also says it was a "disciplinary firing" but no more details have been given out at this point.

Stay tuned for more on this breaking story.

This sucks, i like Serena she's a good wrestler and a good female character which is rare these days. i wonder what happened and how they will play it off, could this be the end of SES?
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Post by: AngryCaz on 24 August 2010, 02:16:21 PM
Well that fucking sucks.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 24 August 2010, 02:53:46 PM
She has big boobies.

But seriously that sucks... finally got to see her in the ring last week and she was decent, and obviously a big part of SES... wonder where they'll go with them now.
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Post by: Adampro123 on 24 August 2010, 11:25:36 PM
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Credit: F4WOnline.com

According to Dave Meltzer, it is believed that Straight Edge Society member Serena was released by WWE for "not living the gimmick" and having several "rough nights" leading up to her release.

Apparently, the skit with her almost being kicked out the SES group was WWE's real-life way of sending a warning message to her.

It is also believed that WWE hasn't posted a message on their  website because she is set to appear on Friday's Smackdown, which was  taped this past Wednesday night.

I Don't know if firing her for have "rough nights" is the right way to go. so does the undertaker have to live at a graveyard? does Jillian have to go around singing bad all the time? When john morrison walks normally is it slow motion? lol
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Post by: Awesome on 25 August 2010, 01:28:15 PM
Quote from: Adampro123;43777
When john morrison walks normally is it slow motion? lol


That would be pretty funny to see, but obviously would get annoying for him really quick. Or how about Drew McIntyre being walked to his table in a restaurant, at the same speed he does his entrance :lol

Mickie's release was announced before the SmackDown! she was on aired, so you'd think if this is true that WWE would have announced this by now too.
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Post by: chappers on 25 August 2010, 03:38:46 PM
Quote from: Adampro123;43777
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Credit: F4WOnline.com

According to Dave Meltzer, it is believed that Straight Edge Society member Serena was released by WWE for "not living the gimmick" and having several "rough nights" leading up to her release.

Apparently, the skit with her almost being kicked out the SES group was WWE's real-life way of sending a warning message to her.

It is also believed that WWE hasn't posted a message on their  website because she is set to appear on Friday's Smackdown, which was  taped this past Wednesday night.
I Don't know if firing her for have "rough nights" is the right way to go. so does the undertaker have to live at a graveyard? does Jillian have to go around singing bad all the time? When john morrison walks normally is it slow motion? lol
She shaved off all her hair, I think that shows that she is pretty committed to being in the SES. Women pride themselves on that so I think not living the gimmick is a somewhat bullshit reason to release her. Definitely seems like another reason to this tbh.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 25 August 2010, 04:31:56 PM
I wouldn't say shaving off her head is being commited at all in all honesty, she only did it so she could get on the main roster next to a big star she could have quite easily turned it down. Her living the gimmick of being straight edge in the public eye would show that she was commited however

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Serena
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Post by: AngryCaz on 13 October 2010, 01:15:35 PM
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411 - Jamie Keynes has been released from her WWE developmental deal. Jamie was the first Diva rookie voted off of Season Three of NXT, which happened last week.


Surprised that she was released, didn't think she was too bad an announcer.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 15 October 2010, 12:45:19 AM
Thought she sucked at everything in all honesty. Didn't find her hot, pretty horrid in the ring and an average ring announcer at best. No big loss.
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Post by: AngryCaz on 15 October 2010, 08:51:21 PM
http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/matthardyreleased

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WWE has come to terms on the release of Matt Hardy, effective as of October 15, 2010. WWE wishes Matt Hardy the best in his future endeavors.


Shock of the year.
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Post by: narcolepsy on 15 October 2010, 09:18:37 PM
Should we bring back TJChurch now?  All the reasons for his negative reactions are gone now......







j/k we know he will find something wrong with everything
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 15 October 2010, 09:33:00 PM
I wish Matt Hardy the best in his street begging as well.

Bold prediction: He sues WWE for firing him on the grounds that he had a psychological disease and they refused to help him.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 15 October 2010, 09:38:10 PM
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From Matt Hardy's Twitter:

"Thank God! :) I swear.. It was harder for me to get released then  it was to get hired! This is ABSOLUTELY what I want, now I can be me! I  wanna thank WWE for giving me an opportunity, & I thank all the  people & friends that helped me there. But I HAD to move  on to be happy. I wanna thank JR, who hired me, Michael Hayes, who  taught me SO much, & Vince, for letting me make a living & learn  from him for 12 years. While some of you make look at this as an  ending-I promise you, this is THE MUTHAF*CKING BEGINNING FOR MATT HARDY!  Now I can create change! Altho WWE gave  me SO much, I honestly feel like a prisoner set free. Now I have no  more strict rules, personal or creative, to be bound by. I want to  change the business in many area, the way workers are treated & think, & how to live happily outside of the machine. I'm excited!"

Ahh classy statement.

so i guess we can expect Matt in TNA Mid January,Maybe he'll try to talk some sense into Jeff.

But actually something else im interested in is him reopening his old wrestling promotion Omega, if he does that turns it in to a wrestling school/little indie company i think it will be pretty awesome we need more wrestling schools out there with guys who are really over enough and smart enough and has the money who can make people want to go see your shows and then give you a bigger chance to get noticed.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 15 October 2010, 10:02:27 PM
About god damn time, just another 90 days to go. I swore Eric Bischoff doesn't even like Matt, it would be awesome if he didn't get hired by TNA.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 19 November 2010, 06:23:27 PM
From JR's Twitter.

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Shad Gaspard has been future endeavored by WWE. He certainly has decernable physical attributes & I hope he discovers best in ring persona.

This Sucks i always thought he had potential and i liked his heel run earlier this year.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 19 November 2010, 06:55:07 PM
Gallows has also been released apparently but not confirmed on wwe.com yet.

Can't say i'm dissapointed really, neither did anything for me.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 19 November 2010, 07:25:28 PM
The WWE dropped the ball with Chad, he was becoming a good heel.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 19 November 2010, 07:39:11 PM
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In  addition to the previously reported Shad Gaspard and Luke Gallows,  WWE  has also released Vance Archer, Caylen Croft, Tiffany and Jillian  Hall  today.
Couple more released, guessing they're making way for Season 4 NXT?

Shad sucked if i'm telling the truth. His heel run was poor, didn't get over and was obviously dropped after that.

Gallows had potential in SES but they never really let him hit it. He looked good for the first few weeks, but then alot of the time (like the SES infact) he looked like a chump.

Archer, not really done much. Thought he was a decent enough big guy though, wouldn't have minded him getting some regular main brand time as The Gatecrashers

Croft being released but not Baretta is pretty strange.

Tiffany is totally understandable given what happened with her being suspended. Was never going to become anything anyway after the Division unified.

Jillian I think has gone to be an FCW trainer anyway I think.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 19 November 2010, 07:45:03 PM
Fucking ridiculous that the tag division is all but gone now.

Loved Archer, too :(
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 19 November 2010, 07:55:19 PM
Kind of gathered Tiffany would be released sooner or later, it was really just a matter of when.

Thought I'm confussed about Jillian, Does this mean that Jillian is no longer a trainer, or just released from her main WWE contract, but still a trainer????
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 19 November 2010, 08:01:58 PM
Most likely just her on air character. Sort of similar in a way to what they did with Jamie Noble by having him be 'retired' to take his up agent job or what ever it was. I guess this release is just to put and end to her on air character.

I could be totally wrong though and it's a legit release from the company as a whole.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 19 November 2010, 08:30:54 PM
Surprised they released 3 big guys... I think all 3 had potential and all three were decent in the ring. Gallows is the biggest lost but they dropped the ball with SES and with him by having him job out to Big Show every week. Archer could have gone far too. Shame.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 19 November 2010, 09:54:14 PM
Gallows I'm fine with though i was kind of wanting to see him and Archer team together like the did on dark matches.

Archer i liked with Hawkins and he's a good big man but without Hawkins he wasn't goin anywhere so not surprised.

Shad I've already talked about.

Jillian i really don't care about.

Tiffany I Liked, not in the ring but to look at but oh well.

But Crofty? Why? there went the Dudebusters! and though i think Trent is the better of the 2 i liked that team.

I'm just Hoping Trent,Zack & Curt don't get cut at this point. wouldn't be surprised if they do though along with Primo and Maybe JTG and Masters.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 20 November 2010, 03:38:54 PM
I wonder if Curt Hawkins and Trent Barreta will start teaming up now as The Dudebusters? I figure Hawkins was in the group in FCW, so it could be an easy fix if they're both after partners.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 20 November 2010, 06:47:50 PM
I'm kind of glad WWE are getting rid of some people, seems they have a lot cluttering the roster that aren't used. I'm still amazed Primo hasn't gone yet. I can see the following going fairly soon: Primo, Darren Young, Gail Kim, One of or both the Uso's, Melina maybe?, Ranjin Singh wouldn't surprise me, Yoshi Tatsu, Curt Hawkins (two runs on the main roster now...), Joey Mercury, JTG. Saying all this normally someone we like will be sacked and most likely piss us off, honestly, I could see that being someone like Christian.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 21 November 2010, 08:48:55 AM
Tiffany's Myspace Blog
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I am saddened not to be a part of WWE but I wanted to address all my supportive fans. You have been such an integral part of my WWE journey. You have supported me since the Diva Search and for that, I thank you.
I do not know what lies ahead of me but I promise to always keep you informed. WWE is an amazing company and I am so proud to have once been a WWE Diva. I met so many wonderful people and had the opportunity to train and work with some of the best in the business.
I have a few people I would like to thank, first and foremost, Billy Kidman. You worked countless hours with me at FCW, way beyond what you were paid to do and I learned so much from you. Thank you for always being honest and helping me to grow as a wrestler. Thank you for putting in so much extra time. Dr Tom...you are an amazing trainer and source of motivation. No matter what, you are always there to make us laugh and boost spirits. Thank you for the many opportunities you provided me with. Steve Keirn, you have done amazing things with FCW and dedicated your life to developing new talent. I have so much respect for the three of you. Norman Smiley, we didn
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 2 December 2010, 10:36:32 PM
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WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar Montel Vontavious Porter - WWE Universe as of December 2, 2010. WWE wishes MVP the best in all future endeavors.


Wow, surprised he's gone.

From his Twitter: No need for alarm. I did not get fired . I asked for & received my release. I felt it was time to go international & freshen things up. 4 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Leonardo Lunchbox on 2 December 2010, 10:44:42 PM
Lets be fair, he was going nowhere. Hope he doesn't go to TNA cause it will probably be the same story. Hopefully he does to Japan or something.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 2 December 2010, 10:59:13 PM
Yeah i was thinking the same, WWe were never going to push him again no matter how over he got with the fans. but honestly MVP was starting to actually seem somewhat less stale, i thought his promo on SD a few weeks back was really good.

I would rather not see him in TNA though.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 2 December 2010, 11:44:26 PM
Surprised he asked for his release. Either way this is good news for me, he was just dead weight on the roster and seemed to have regressed more and more. Good mic worker, but other than that he didn't offer much else.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 3 December 2010, 12:06:34 AM
Wow, somewhat of a shocker...wish him the best always liked him.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 3 December 2010, 12:48:19 AM
Suffered the same fate as several other midcarders really where they were hitting the glass ceiling but instead of the WWE pushing him through it, they do the complete opposite and de-push them.

I still won't forget the night he was drafted over to Raw and interrupted Orton and how over he was. He felt like a legitimate main eventer right there and then because there's no doubt the guy has got all the skills to be a top player.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 3 December 2010, 04:36:57 AM
It makes sense, though it's still very surprising - especially so soon after debuting a new theme.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 3 December 2010, 07:51:38 AM
think it says something about the company when so many employees are ready to leave. Cant say im surprised about this though. He wasnt going any further and he knew it.  But he did just have an IC Title push which is a hell of alot more than most people back there get.

Hope he doesn't think things will be better in TNA the company is eternally struggling under poor management and poor booking.Nobody can become a genuine star in the world of Carter,Russo,Hogan and Bischofff.


Updated Just read that MVP would be unable to wrestle in Japan Japan due to their laws which deny people with criminal records entry into the country  :|
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 23 December 2010, 09:48:27 PM
WWE: Inside WWE > News > Kaval released (http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/kavalreleased)

Holy shit. He's notorious for having a bad attitude, but who knows with this?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 23 December 2010, 11:18:01 PM
Un-fucking-believable. I doubt it had anything to do with his attitude for some reason. Not exactly like they were using him much the last few weeks or even months since he won NXT. Clearly the writing staff felt like they had nothing for him, which means Michael Hayes didn't want to push him and give him the screen time he needed to go over like Daniel Bryan did on RAW. Completely ridiculous.

Kaval is trending both in Canada and Worldwide on twitter, so take note WWE.

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We had heard rumors of this the last 48 hours, but World Wrestling Entertainment publicly confirmed that NXT Season 2 winner Kaval, known as Low Ki on the independents and Senshi in TNA, has been released.
The word making the rounds within WWE is that the company didn't have any plans for him and it was an amicable parting of the ways, as opposed to the company dropping the former ROH and TNA X-Division champion. It is believed he has the typical 90 day no-compete that would prevent him from working for any nationally televised companies.

Kaval was signed in 2008 by World Wrestling Entertainment and spent a good amount of time in WWE developmental, despite being well known for his high level of performance in the ring. A number of injuries hampered him during his time in Florida Championship Wrestling before he was brought up to NXT.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 23 December 2010, 11:22:27 PM
So they ridiculed him throught NXT to try and get him fan support, have him win NXT, job him out on the times he was seen on tv, put him in what I thought was a good PPV match, job him out in 30 seconds to Drew and release him? I can sort of understand why he would want to leave, but surely the WWE chose him to be the winner so once again surely they should have had a plan in place for him afterwards?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 23 December 2010, 11:58:46 PM
This is ridiculous. he didn't even choke someone with a tie! I'm thinking maybe he rubbed someone backstage tht has a lot of power the wrong way.

WWE never really gave him a chance. he got the fans vote, he got the pros vote and he won NXT and he got over too people popped while he was in the ring. then he won and all WWE did was job him out to almost everyone it just seemed insulting but all the fans kept there mouth shut because we thought oh just wait til after mania no one is really getting pushed now. but now they do this and because they had nothing for him? well they don't seem to have much for JTG or Tyler Reks or Primo but they still have a job, which makes me wonder if he asked for his release which would be understandable but not smart IMO because i feel he would have gotten pushed eventually.

We heard time after time on the dirt sheets they were planning on turning him heel and feuding him with mysterio what ever happened to that?

Any chance this could be a work like Bryan? i doubt it but you never know with WWE anymore.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 24 December 2010, 12:09:48 AM
Danielsons release wasn't a work. I imagine they always had the intention of bringing him back, but he was legitimately gone from the company.

I doubt there is any chance this is a work, Kaval isn't relevant enough in the WWE Universe; nobody would question it.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 24 December 2010, 01:25:03 AM
This is a ridiculous move, Kaval is awesome and I wish him all the best in the independent's. If someone wins NXT they should at least be used- I mean all the people who were beneath him in NXT are doing much better (Riley, McGillicutty, Harris.)
Bad move WWE.

(By the way your sig is awesome Player Uno)
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 24 December 2010, 10:18:42 AM
Nothing says Merry Christmas like 'you're fired' does!

Their was really no point in him winning NXT, He was never given a chance and become the star :(
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 24 December 2010, 05:12:39 PM
It seems like he's the one who wanted to leave... but who can blame him when he's buried the way Michael Hayes buried him... I'm still mad about this.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 24 December 2010, 06:59:30 PM
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- The latest on Kaval's WWE release was that it was more his decision than WWE's.

Kaval wanted to be released from his contract because the company had no  plans for him, as demonstrated by the way he was squashed on SmackDown  this past week.

At this point, WWE is now more or less granting releases to whoever asks  for them and not attempting to keep talent as much as they did last  year. Last year, WWE didn't want people jumping to TNA, while right now  they don't see them as serious competition.
So did he do the right thing in getting himself or released, or did he jump the gun too quick? I can totally understand his frustration, but I think given how new he still was to the company it may have been a mistake even though they should have had some concrete plans in place for the NXT winner.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 24 December 2010, 09:46:46 PM
I Think he jumped too quick. Yeah i would be annoyed with jobbing all the time and being told i had no future at the current time but think about it. he could have experienced wrestlemania im sure he would have got a MITB spot. then after the draft who knows what could have happened with him. so i get why Kaval wanted to leave but i would have waited it out a little bit longer though it could have been a personal issue at home too none of us really will ever know.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: AngryCaz on 24 December 2010, 10:31:12 PM
Though I would like to think I'd have the "stick it out" mentality, I'm not sure I would.

It must be soul destroying when you finally make it to the company you've wanted to work for your entire life and it feels like you're going to nowhere. I'm sure this isn't the last we'll see of him in WWE, especially if they weren't completely onboard with his release.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 25 December 2010, 12:13:40 AM
I think he quit too soon, he got a victory on NXT and whilst they didn't really do anything with that, he still had that under his belt. He had an Intercontinental Title shot a while back, and I could have seen him getting one fairly soon as he never really properly feuded with dolph.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Leonardo Lunchbox on 25 December 2010, 10:05:35 PM
Noone realizes this but Ki has a HUGE fucking ego. Like HUGE.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 15 January 2011, 01:08:14 AM
What does his ego have to do with it? He was good in the ring and deserved more of a chance than he was given- people without big egos would have left for the same reason.
He could have stuck it out a bit longer but he didn't and to be honest I don't blame him, WWE seems a bit reluctant with small guys.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 15 January 2011, 01:28:28 AM
I think it's pretty obvious what his ego has to do with it? The guy obviously thought he was a big shot and deserved more than what he got. He was barely even on the main roster and he decided enough was enough and he wasn't get everything given to him right away. There's plenty of other guys in a similar position to him and you don't see them throwing the toys out of the pram.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 15 January 2011, 01:32:00 AM
He should have stuck it out as a small guy with the possibility of ending up in Bourne's boat as opposed to going back to the indies where he is loved and respected?

Its nothing to do with ego he was clearly being squashed, he was over and got kicked out of a main event in replacement for Tyler Reks who was not even properly introduced to the fans.

On another note plenty of people DO leave WWE when they are squashed!
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 15 January 2011, 01:48:59 AM
I'm sure he didn't expect or want "Everything given to him right away" but at least something because he wasn't getting anything despite getting pops from the crowed and the fan votes and winning NXT.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Dale on 15 January 2011, 02:05:26 AM
He should have stuck it out as a small guy with the possibility of ending up in Bourne's boat as opposed to going back to the indies where he is loved and respected?

Its nothing to do with ego he was clearly being squashed, he was over and got kicked out of a main event in replacement for Tyler Reks who was not even properly introduced to the fans.

On another note plenty of people DO leave WWE when they are squashed!
Who cares whether he is loved and respected in the indies, it's the MINOR leagues. Bourne is in a good spot and can see him being there for many years to come. Bryan is a small guy, should he quit the company after he does some jobs and no TV appearances when he loses his US belt? Now more than ever the WWE are looking into new guys, smaller guys to take the company forward and if he isn't willing to take the rough with the smooth and accept he's not going to be on TV every week winning matches then he can go and rot in the minor leagues for all I care.

Kaitlyn also won NXT by fan vote and is barely seen on TV, maybe she's thinking about packing it in?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 15 January 2011, 02:31:20 AM
I understand how Kaval must have felt. He finally gets everyone's dream job in WWE, he has to go through the biggest bullshit on NXT, he wins, he has a couple of good matches on SD but he's otherwise buried. How would you feel if you see guys like Barrett get a mega push and you get basically nothing? Not only Barrett but all the season 1 guys, and even the 2 guys you beat out to win NXT get a bigger role on RAW. Kaval definitely got the short end of the stick and if his heart wasn't in WWE 100% to begin with, then what's the point?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Leonardo Lunchbox on 15 January 2011, 02:33:09 AM
Ki thinks he should be going over everyone, everywhere.  In a one sided impressive fashion.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 15 January 2011, 08:53:28 PM
I understand how Kaval must have felt. He finally gets everyone's dream job in WWE, he has to go through the biggest bullshit on NXT, he wins, he has a couple of good matches on SD but he's otherwise buried. How would you feel if you see guys like Barrett get a mega push and you get basically nothing? Not only Barrett but all the season 1 guys, and even the 2 guys you beat out to win NXT get a bigger role on RAW. Kaval definitely got the short end of the stick and if his heart wasn't in WWE 100% to begin with, then what's the point?

Exactly.
And I agree with adampro if the fans are behind you then you deserve something other than Tyler Reks getting your well earned place on the card.

By the way I noticed Vance Archer is not listed on the site, was he released? I always thought he has potential as a big guy!
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 15 January 2011, 09:37:49 PM
By the way I noticed Vance Archer is not listed on the site, was he released? I always thought he has potential as a big guy!
He was released back in November.

WWE: Inside WWE > News > WWE Superstars released (http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/wwesuperstarsreleased)
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 13 June 2011, 06:48:54 PM
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WWE released Michael Tarver and Jacob Novak over the weekend, PWInsider.com has confirmed. Tarver was on the original cast of NXT and was a founding member of the Nexus. After he was dropped from the group, he was brought back for several appearances that saw him standing in the back as the beginning of a re-introduction that never fully happened.
Jacob Novak was part of the most recent cast of NXT, including a mini-feud with William Regal, before being eliminated first from the season.

Looks like the cleanout is underway.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 13 June 2011, 06:53:59 PM
No surprise but I'm a tad upset about Tarver, I thought he had potential. I would imagine we'll see a few more this week.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 13 June 2011, 09:07:20 PM
I'm still shocked Primo has a job to be honest.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 13 June 2011, 09:12:57 PM
I'm still shocked Primo has a job to be honest.

Probably just to piss off his brother :P
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Leonardo Lunchbox on 13 June 2011, 10:53:04 PM
Sucks for Tarver, he had the worst character out of the gate and I didn't give two shits about him until they gave him a microphone. By than it was pretty much too late.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 13 June 2011, 10:56:18 PM
Ahh I always like seeing a new post in this topic, makes for good discussion. They could have done a lot with Tarver in my opinion, he had a good look and charisma to back it up, a shame he got injured as I doubt he would be in this topic. Definitely could have had a good heel run. Does anyone else expect Skip to follow suit now :/.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 14 June 2011, 12:04:42 AM
Tarver was the kind of talent they could have made something of and along with Sheffield was the best member of Nexus imo. Poor move and I wish him luck with everything he does.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 14 June 2011, 06:53:44 PM
I think they like Skip as a while ago there was talk of him getting a mega push, so he's probably safe.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Leonardo Lunchbox on 14 June 2011, 07:58:11 PM
Is it true Skip got rehurt? I
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 15 June 2011, 06:28:08 PM
I'm still shocked Primo has a job to be honest.

Probably just to piss off his brother :P
I think WWE have another Colon on the FCW roster, maybe they are going to team them together and make them look like crap just to annoy carlito lol
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 25 June 2011, 03:46:36 PM
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World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of WWE SmackDown Superstar Chavo Guerrero as of today, June 25, 2011. We wish Guerrero the best in all future endeavors.

About time really, he has not done anything useful in the WWE every since they got rid of the Cruiserweight championship. It is a shame thought because he could put on a decent match. I just hope the fans remember Chavo as being one of the greatest Cruiserweights of all time and not the joke he was made out to be. 
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Majin HoHo on 25 June 2011, 03:54:15 PM
He was misused at times but chavo would be a great trainer.If theirs a  family I would like to learn how to wrestle from it would be the guerrero family.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 25 June 2011, 04:46:59 PM
Wouldn't be surprised if this was his decision, and if that once he decides to retire he'll be back as a trainer.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 25 June 2011, 04:57:40 PM
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"Yes, it's true. My release is the big news I was talking about. But let's get something straight. I asked for my release. I was just tired.."
Chavo on Twitter:
Why is it when someone is released they have always asked for it... can’t be true in all cases surely.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 25 June 2011, 05:05:42 PM
Quote from: @mexwarrior (http://twitter.com/#!/mexwarrior)
Of not being used correctly. Just cuz u can make other ppl look good, doesn't mean they should just have u lose to them. The same thing happened to Eddie. After being champ, they still had him working mid card status. Being a Guerrero, we've been taught since diapers to get the most out of ppl & matches. It's our gift, but also our curse. WWE has always used us to make other ppl look good. It all comes down to being happy. I was not happy in WWE anymore. I had a smile on my face last night though when I got my release though! :) now it's time for me to start being a Guerrero again, and start kicking ass again, be able to tell stories in the ring like u know we can. :) win or lose I will never go back to the place WWE put me in. I will never go back to being under utilized and watching ppl who suck get bigger "pushes" than me! Thank u to all of u who stuck by me & kept reminding me, I was better than that! :) stay tuned.. Big things coming!! Now I will really be able to entertain u! :) like me or hate me, 1 thing I have always tried to do is entertain u and give u fans your $ worth. Even if my hands were tied most of the time. I love u all and can't wait for the future!! So happy. :)

So the obvious question is - do you think he'll go to TNA?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Majin HoHo on 25 June 2011, 05:27:55 PM
From those comments I think he might go.He might join mexican america and give that group some kind of voice.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 25 June 2011, 05:32:49 PM
So the obvious question is - do you think he'll go to TNA?

More than likely yes, that quote makes him sound like Matt Hardy thought. Hopefully if he does go to TNA he is not as much of a letdown.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 25 June 2011, 05:35:45 PM
Quote from: @mexwarrior (http://twitter.com/#!/mexwarrior)
I know it may sound like it, but I've got no hard feelings toward the WWE. I've just been unhappy there for a long time & if you have watched the show, u will no why. I made a lot of money, but I'm better than just cashing a paycheck. I wish no hard feelings toward the WWE & want to see them and all my friends there succeed! I love wrestling & want nothing but wrestling to get better & bigger. U fans deserve nothing but a great show and great stories & athleticism for staying so true to wrestling. It's in my blood & always will be. :)

Which obviously always leaves things open for a return to the WWE if anything changes in the future.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 26 June 2011, 04:40:24 AM
I wish WWE would have used Chavo more and better he's really a great talent and he's good on the mic too and can get a lot of heat. i hope he does go to TNA and does well over there. though i never wish anyone to go over there cause 90% of the roster isn't used right there either. but if he went over there and was in the X-D or the leader or Mexican America i think it would be good.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 26 June 2011, 10:23:47 AM
The guy had a lot of potential but was used in a poor way, as others have said, great cruiserweight wrestler but since that belt became inactive there has been no use for him.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 27 June 2011, 04:28:07 AM
I agree that he was misused, and underused, but you gotta admit that he was never really that marketable to WWE. So on one hand they could have used him as a mouth piece, but that would have been a waste of his ring talent. Still, no reason why he couldn't have a bigger presence in the company. It must feel really shitty to be within a company for so many years, watch it take the life of your uncle, then still ask you to travel day in and day out for little benefit other than that paycheck. I'm sure there are lots of things Chavo wants to do and he'll do good with them, but I think he'll make a good trainer in WWE when he's done.

WWE needs a few more people to do this kind of thing and quit to get the message though, they really do misuse talent for no reason.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 27 June 2011, 05:23:33 AM
So the obvious question is - do you think he'll go to TNA?

More than likely yes, that quote makes him sound like Matt Hardy thought. Hopefully if he does go to TNA he is not as much of a letdown.

No way does he sound like Matt Hardy.
I think what he said is fair enough, and he does put in a lot of effort to entertain everyone and has never been a big complainer or attention seeker like so many other guys.
He is fantastic in the ring and I wish the best for him in the future. I'm actually quite shocked about this news though!
He wasn't going to be a main eventer but they could have made him a huge presence in the midcard as opposed to a jobber, he's just as good as the likes of Kingston, Morrison etc.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 30 June 2011, 09:25:02 PM
I'm sticking this in here because it might as well be a firing:

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"Well I got a call from Johnny Ace saying they weren't going to go threw with my contract. He told me "budget cut's". I say bullsh**. I think I'm done with pro wrestling. Anybody know of any job opening's?"

Kind of gay that they string him along and then take the rug out from underneath him as he's ready to sign, but they're going through some summer cleaning right now, guess it makes sense not to sign him rather than sign him and fire him again in six months. I was looking forward to seeing him but let's be honest, how often would he be on a main show?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Leonardo Lunchbox on 30 June 2011, 11:01:57 PM
I'm sticking this in here because it might as well be a firing:

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"Well I got a call from Johnny Ace saying they weren't going to go threw with my contract. He told me "budget cut's". I say bullsh**. I think I'm done with pro wrestling. Anybody know of any job opening's?"

Kind of gay that they string him along and then take the rug out from underneath him as he's ready to sign, but they're going through some summer cleaning right now, guess it makes sense not to sign him rather than sign him and fire him again in six months. I was looking forward to seeing him but let's be honest, how often would he be on a main show?
Who?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 1 July 2011, 02:42:18 AM
I'm sticking this in here because it might as well be a firing:

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"Well I got a call from Johnny Ace saying they weren't going to go threw with my contract. He told me "budget cut's". I say bullsh**. I think I'm done with pro wrestling. Anybody know of any job opening's?"

Kind of gay that they string him along and then take the rug out from underneath him as he's ready to sign, but they're going through some summer cleaning right now, guess it makes sense not to sign him rather than sign him and fire him again in six months. I was looking forward to seeing him but let's be honest, how often would he be on a main show?
Who?


Praxfail!

Trevor Murdoch.

Yeah it's kinda of dickish but honestly there's no room for him on the roster we got some great talent already being held down and guys in FCW waiting to come up.

Also summer cleaning? who on the main roster has got fired this summer? or this year really?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 1 July 2011, 05:06:09 AM
Chavo and a couple of NXT fags. Wouldn't be surprised if there were a few more on the way.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Leonardo Lunchbox on 1 July 2011, 05:14:09 AM
Probably Ryder.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 1 July 2011, 07:20:20 AM
I Thought chavo quit. i didn't think he was fired, so the whole summer cleaning or whatever i don't really buy. we usually have a lot more firings than this. he probably just didn't do well in his tryouts.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 1 July 2011, 09:35:03 AM
Not a fan of Murdoch but I feel sorry for any man who is offered a good job only to have it stripped away.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 1 July 2011, 04:39:25 PM
Why would they offer him a contract if he didn't do well in the tryouts?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 2 July 2011, 01:45:58 AM
Well i figured they told him they were gonna offer him the contract then had the tryout matches and he didn't do well. it would make sense to have tryout matches before hiring someone.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 5 August 2011, 07:07:38 PM
WWE has come to terms on the release of Chris Masters as of today, August 5, 2011. WWE wishes Chris the best in all of his future endeavors.


WWE has come to terms on the release of Melina Perez as of today, August 5, 2011. WWE wishes Melina the best in all of her future endeavors.


WWE has come to terms on the release of Vladimir Kozlov as of today, August 5, 2011. WWE wishes Vladimir the best in all of his future endeavors.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 5 August 2011, 07:07:47 PM
Few shockers there, forgot how to quote it but here is the link

WWE: Homepage > Inside WWE > Chris Masters released (http://www.wwe.com/inside/chris-masters-released)

I guess HoHo will be none to happy about Melina. Can't say I like any of the releases, think there are much better people to release than these three who all have potential IMO. Melina's will probably have more to do with her being unpopular backstage.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 5 August 2011, 07:28:45 PM
You missed one:

WWE: Homepage > Inside WWE > David Hart Smith released (http://www.wwe.com/inside/david-hart-smith-released)

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WWE has come to terms on the release of David Hart Smith as of today, August 5, 2011. WWE wishes David the best in all of his future endeavors.

I'm surprised as I thought that Melina would be unlikely to get released, but the others make sense, including Kozlov as Santino has been tagging with others as of late. As for DH Smith, I guess he didn't have much impact since the Hart Dynasty.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 5 August 2011, 07:34:03 PM
lol pz Melina. Won't miss her.

Masters was probably obvious, that's the second time they haven't been able to figure it out with him. Kozlov has potential as a big powerhouse but I don't know what happened there, when they turned him into a comedy character instead it ruined any chance he had to succeed, but I always liked him. Hart is no shocker but may be the case of one of the most misused talents in a while.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 5 August 2011, 07:35:27 PM
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Hey I just wanted every1 to know that I officially quit WWE on monday. So thank u wwe fans! This won't be the last u see of me. Love u guys

Gail's Twitter
Wasn't expecting this... Gail was totally wasted and walked before she was pushed and now she can concentrate on her forthcoming wedding.
 
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 5 August 2011, 07:42:32 PM
I like Melina but I'm not surprised at Melina, her attitude was all wrong. It’s not really a loss for the division either has she has been used that much really. At the end of the day Melina accomplished everything she could in the WWE and she had nowhere else to go with the company. I wish her all the best. I will continue to support her.

TNA's Knockout division is about to get allot better.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 5 August 2011, 07:43:21 PM
pz Gail too. Probably just bitter that they're pushing Beth and Natalya instead of her.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 5 August 2011, 07:49:32 PM
John Morrison posted a long tweet about Melina:  
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I’ve always believed that Melina is the most talented Diva ever employed by World Wrestling Entertainment. (not to mention the hottest!) Her face conveys emotion. Vince McMahon likes to say “Television is a feeling” and I agree with him. That’s what Sports Entertainment is all about. Melina’s presence on Television, aside from the obvious (she be sexy!) is raw emotion- joy, rage, surprise, disgust… her passion just pours out of her.
 Melina’s presence on Monday Night Raw will be missed by the WWE universe… and especially by me.
 I think this is the end of a chapter in the book of @RealMelina – I met Melina on my audition for Tough Enough 3, I never forgot the smile, and hug she gave me when I made the show and she got cut and told to go home. I’ve stood next to her with Joey while MNM was yelled at; told we’d never make it, we were worthless. I’ve seen her come back from 2 career threatening injuries. She is one of a kind, and talented enough to do whatever she wants. I’m proud to be her man. I love her, and will support whatever she chooses to do next.
 #staystrong #thankyoumelina
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Majin HoHo on 5 August 2011, 08:44:53 PM
Melina was misused since returning from ingury.I'm happy she will get a fresh start in TNA if she goes.With two storylines with the Knockouts she could easily put herself in the running to face Mickie.She was the face of the Women's division at one point and in TNA she can reach greatness again! As for Smith he is strong, quick and a great techican.Go to TNA and smash those big ogres over there!
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 5 August 2011, 09:10:04 PM
Morrison's Tweet is a bit cringey.
They could have done a lot with Masters, he is a big guy that the crowd always took a liking to topped with a credible submission finisher. They just didn't bother with him really, shame.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 6 August 2011, 12:42:16 AM
I Don't get how it's cringy...

Kozlov was pretty funny in his stuff with Santino. and i didn't hate the guy but it's not a big loss to see him go.
DH Smith just didn't have what it took to be a WWE Superstar i just never saw anything in him. plus he's training for MMA now anyways so it's for the best.
Masters is a guy i actually like, he's improved a lot over the years and was watchable, just never really used.
Gail quitting i can understand, WWE sign her and didn't really do anything with her. they just wanted her from TNA and I'm glad she's gone.
Melina i always liked, i think she's underrated as a female wrestler i remember her matches with Beth was really good.

TNA Should sign Gail who has shown she can be a major Successes for TNA and Melina because i think she's very good and would work well over there.
Problem is TNA already has a lot of female wrestlers and they are only gonna get 1 match per PPV and probably already have too many segments on TV. so maybe TNA will make an All Knockouts show like they have talked about before.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 6 August 2011, 01:46:04 AM
If a guy said that to pretty much any girl I know they would just think it was cringe. I can't really explain why it just sounds a bit pathetic. Short and sweet messages are good, not long, overdrawn ones.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 6 August 2011, 02:27:19 AM
Didn't seem pathetic to me. just sounded like he felt bad for her and was trying to make the girl feel better after losing her dream job.

With Melina gone it kind of makes me wonder why though, it makes me wonder if Triple H thinks Morrison will be better on his own in WWE and also makes me wonder if this is a punishment for Morrison, he's already lost 3 straight times since being back after getting great reactions, Maybe the Trish issue is coming back to bite him in the ass?

Overall I'm still surprised Primo still has a job in WWE. I'm guessing they keep him around because Tito his cousin or something like that is in FCW right now and they want to put them together as a tag team in the future.

Also I'm glad Hawkins, Barretta and Kidd haven't ben let go. but we don't know if this chopping block is over just yet.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 6 August 2011, 12:32:33 PM
A lot of guys backstage have no respect for Morrison because Melina cheated on him with Batista and he didn't do anything because he didn't want to lose his job.
No reason not to push someone if they have talent though, seems to me there are a few bullies backstage.
I always saw Triple H, Vince and Batista as being the bullies. I have heard of a lot of wrestlers having issues with Batista. Although a friend of a friend who lives in America and works out knows a few wrestlers in real life and said Batista is a nice guy, Cena and Shelton Benjamin are awesome and really nice guys and Randy Orton is a massive prick lol.

Anyway back on subject if Triple H continues to screw over Ryder and Morrison its going to really piss me off but he has to be careful because the fans won't be afraid of booing him if he doesn't do things right (booing in the X-Pac way.)
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 7 August 2011, 11:14:14 PM
While it's too early to say this probably, but it really is starting to seem like they switched one problem with another with Triple H.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 8 August 2011, 01:35:20 PM
Yeah but I guess that will always be the case, i mean we all argue amongst ourselves on various points despite generally having a similar view; the wwe will never offer the perfect outcome, i just hope to enjoy what they give us in the mean time and hope that the other parts of the show besides the main events can be given a spotlight.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 8 August 2011, 09:47:40 PM
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A number of readers have sent word that WWE has yet to remove Gail Kim from their roster or announce her departure from the company. I was told that since Kim quit, the company hasn't yet made an official decision on how to handle her departure.
 One person I spoke to today believed that there may have been hope she would change her mind and the entire thing would be a moot point, but I don't believe that will be the case.
 
Kim has been openly complaining about how unhappy she had been for many months. No one was really shocked to see her walk out.
 
PWInsider.com


Interesting... could Gail be on Raw tonight?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Leonardo Lunchbox on 9 August 2011, 02:05:26 AM
Out of nowhere she wins the Diva's title.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 9 August 2011, 09:17:29 PM
WWE Denies Melina Entry to RAW  
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The Wrestling Observer reports that WWE officials were not happy with Melina joining John Morrison on the WWE live events this past weekend and as a result, did not allow her into the building for last night’s RAW in San Jose. Officials informed Melina that she was not welcome in the arena.
 
Melina confirmed on Twitter that she was told she couldn’t go into the arena to watch RAW but did hang outside of the building and meet some fans. She also added that she had the weekend trip with Morrison planned prior to being released from WWE on Friday.

wrestlenewz.com

I'm sure once the situation becomes old news she will be allowed backstage to support her man... Well as long as she doesn't sign with TNA and convince Morrison not to resign with the WWE.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 9 August 2011, 10:09:24 PM
I Think Morrison getting buried is all because of this Melina situation to be honest. she seems more trouble than she's worth really. and it seems like any time Morrison gets into any backstage heat it's because of her. Why can't she just stay at home like all the other wrestlers wives and girlfriends and not fuck over Morrison. i like Melina and all but this is annoying.

I kind of feel like they fired Melina just to help Morrison brake away from her and help him more than anything but Melina is there just holding him down more. if they are gonna be together in there private lifes then good but keep it private and don't get involved in the workplace. plusWWE just got ride of you Melina don't show up backstage then talk about it on Twitter.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 10 August 2011, 12:47:06 AM
Like Melina or not that's pretty low by WWE. What's she going to do there really, start shit?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 10 August 2011, 01:52:11 AM
I get why they are doing it though, They just fired her they obviously don't want her around for a reason if not she'd still have a job but she just keeps showing up. I'm sure they let her know not to show up to the arena before before they didn't let her in. if not yeah it's a dick move but hopefully it gets the message across.


Here's more on the situation

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- As noted before, Melina was not allowed into the building at last night's WWE RAW in San Jose. The feeling was that there would have been major drama about her release if they would have let her into the backstage area. The entire WWE security team was informed not to allow her entry. There was a concern that Melina would physically cause a problem backstage.

Also as noted earlier, WWE officials weren't happy with Melina joining John Morrison over the weekend at RAW live events. Officials are very down on Morrison over the incident, feeling that it was a huge breach of backstage etiquette.

Morrison's current deal with WWE is up in a few months and the recent heat adds to speculation that WWE won't resign him. One source adds that Melina may have burnt her bridge with WWE after her reactions online to being released.

As expected Melina is hurting Morrison and this is more than likely why he hasn't won since coming back and his Summer Slam match with truth got pushed to raw and he jobbed to truth.  I Really hope this doesn't lead to Morrison and WWE going there separate ways. I'm a big Morrison fan and i think he's fit to be a future WWE champion. and i don't want to see him in TNA especially in the shape it's in and with there booking.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 10 August 2011, 03:18:21 AM
Sorry but I don't buy it. The girl was with Morrison all weekend at shows, so they had to assume she followed him to RAW, and I believe her when she says they had a planned trip. It doesn't sound like there was a "physical incident" at the house shows, why would there be at RAW? It's kind of BS actually. I don't even like Melina and I think WWE is in the wrong here. They don't exactly have the best reputation with these kinds of things.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 10 August 2011, 12:03:25 PM
Masters Reacts To Being Cut By WWE
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The Voice of Wrestling returned live last night from 7-8 EST with hosts, Chris Cash and Nick Paglino. Chris Masters - who was just released this past Friday from the WWE - joined Chris and Nick to discuss his recent departure, his future and much more. Other topics include SummerSlam this weekend, TNA's Hard Justice pay per view, Gail Kim quitting and much more.
 
Chris Masters Interview Highlights
 
On being surprised about his WWE release: "If somebody on the outside was watching me, they wouldn't be surprised because they hadn't used me in any real storylines or anything. They just had me dittering on Superstars. But the thing is, for the last year and a half on Superstars, it really gave me time to develop my craft and really put some time into matches and through that I just really started taking a passion in the art of professional wrestling and through time it started to really translate. I came along a lot."
 
On the rumors of Chris being in line to get a big push: "You know, the reports on the internet were actually a surprise to me because I hadn't really told anybody. I don't know if that came from one of the writers to the dirt sheets, but the extent of what I was told was..back around January of this year after Hunter [and Vince] had seen some of my matches, Hunter pulled me aside and was telling me, 'Hey, we've noticed you've gotten really good and we're just trying now to figure out exactly what to do with you. Maybe we need to take you off tv for a few months and give you a fresh coat of paint or a repackaging', so we kind of left it at that. He had definitely come up and given me props a couple of times.
 
You know, I was kind of under the impression that they were going to figure something out for me and I was also trying to think of some suggestions for myself and you know, that's probably why it was a surprise because of the fact I did feel like I had good things coming. I felt like this was going to be my year."
 
On his reaction to the news: "Yeah, I'm pissed. I'm not going to deny that at all. This is the thing...the first time I got released, I brought it upon myself, so I accepted it. There's a lot of things I didn't do right the first time. I was also motivated coming back to the company and for it to turn out this way is upsetting because it's not like I failed a drug test. I did things right and I was getting really good in the ring, so it is a lot more upsetting the second time around than it is the first time around."
 
On going to TNA: "Well, it's funny because I sat in my car about two weeks ago and really thinking to myself, 'they need babyfaces now and if they're not going to do something with me or invest in me right now, they're never gonna do it. So I was already thinking to myself, maybe I need to start reaching out and seeing what else is out there - let's just be frank. But I didn't do it. And it's funny because then you fast forward to weeks later and then this happened. Obviously, I'm taking bookings, but yeah, I've reached out to some people over at TNA and we'll just see what happens with that. There's of course the 90 day thing with WWE, but I'm not really going to rule out anything this time around".
 
Chris Masters also talked about the reported changes in WWE, his two strikes against him in terms of the Wellness Policy and whether he thinks that potentially hurt their plans for him, what he was doing the moment he got the dreaded phone call from Johnny Ace, the influx of talent coming into the WWE and whether that's a good or bad thing for the company, and Chris responds to his critics.
 
Masters also feels a number of wrestlers don't belong in WWE, and specifically names David Otunga. "You think David Otunga's ready for TV?" he asks the hosts. When asked why the Raw Superstar should have been fired before him, Masters replies, "Well, he's got two left feet. C'mon, just watch him walk around the ring for five minutes."
 
Masters, however, then says in defense of Otunga that the Tag Team Champion is a product of WWE's system—wrestlers being called up to television prematurely.

Very good read. Master's is also right about David Otunga, the only reason he is still in the WWE is because of who he is married to and their hoping they can use her.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 10 August 2011, 03:29:57 PM
Man, that really makes me feel bad for him. He seems very well spoken for a guy who played a meat head most of the time. I hadn't really been watching him so I can't say how he was doing but Punk said he was great and even Triple H told him so... makes you feel really shitty about him getting released when he could have easily gotten pushed. Ironic that this happens a week after the "changing of the guard"
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 21 August 2011, 06:39:25 PM
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Recently released WWE talent Harry Smith (aka David Hart Smith), who rarely speaks ill of anyone, is very upset with his former employer.

The son of the late “British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith stated on his Facebook account on Saturday that after much pleading, WWE did not return all of the Hart family possessions he had lent for their memorabilia display at WrestleMania Axxess. This includes his father’s ring gear and ring gear of the late Owen Hart, among other priceless possessions. WWE did, however, send him a framed picture of Mae Young as a goodwill gesture.

That is shocking. Hopefully the goods are returned to the Hart Family soon.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Majin HoHo on 21 August 2011, 06:53:54 PM
If not the Cops and justice system might get involved which will get ugly.

Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 21 August 2011, 07:25:45 PM
Wow that just sounds like a complete dick move to the guy. these are your family things and isn't even really about wrestling. these things have personal meaning to them family wise with peole who aren't there anymore due to the wrestling business. this pisses me off.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 22 August 2011, 03:28:06 PM
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WWE did, however, send him a framed picture of Mae Young as a goodwill gesture.

Are you fucking serious? There's no way this isn't a joke?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 22 August 2011, 05:39:43 PM
That is fucking disgusting. Just what the fuck do they think they are doing?
They release a decent wrestler because they are too shitty to do anything with him and then they do shit like that. I wonder who is behind that bullshit?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 22 August 2011, 08:21:29 PM
Maybe this is just a rumor thrown out there by WWE to get more heat on Johnny Ace.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 29 October 2011, 01:32:03 AM
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WWE has just announced on their official website that they have released ex-Divas Champion Maryse Ouellet. Below is the official statement:

“WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE RAW Diva Maryse as of today, October 28, 2011. WWE wishes Maryse the best in all of her future endeavors.”

Looks like our future winner of our female contest won't be employed.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 29 October 2011, 08:51:39 AM
And what is the point of that exactly?  :confused:
Stupid decisions, should release Sin Cara or Hornswoggle instead.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 29 October 2011, 09:06:06 AM
Going by what she wrote on twitter she wanted out, plus she seemed much more focused on modeling as of late. Still the Women's divison has took a massive hit today as their is no other diva on the roster with as much charisma as Maryse.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Rhymin' Greiman on 29 October 2011, 08:31:35 PM
Seems everyone claims they wanted out once they get released.... I hate having a high paying job where I only have to work 3-10 minutes per day!!!  I hate getting national and worldwide face time on television!!!  She wasn't a great wrestler by any standards, she was eye candy that could talk decently and they was basically it.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Leonardo Lunchbox on 29 October 2011, 08:46:17 PM
Seems everyone claims they wanted out once they get released.... I hate having a high paying job where I only have to work 3-10 minutes per day!!!  I hate getting national and worldwide face time on television!!!  She wasn't a great wrestler by any standards, she was eye candy that could talk decently and they was basically it.
To be fair now shes going to legit be making money to look pretty for a few hours.  Probably won't have to provide her own travel and make more money doing less work.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 29 October 2011, 11:25:28 PM
Like Leo said in WWE you have to pay for your own travel and you have to travel a ridiculous amount of time and distance and if you're not getting a lot out of it outside of money what's the point? Besides, unless you're Orton or Cena then you don't really make ALL that much money anyway. She'll make a lot more outside of WWE as a model, and the best part, maybe she'll do more nude shoots now :mrk
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 30 October 2011, 06:04:58 PM
She is better as a diva than a model. There are plenty of models and pornstars with her look so she won't stand out as anything special. As a Diva she stands out more as something different.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 21 December 2011, 07:24:11 AM
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Eden Stiles Asks For Release  
This was it! 3 weeks ago I asked to be released from my WWE contract. Today was my last day. Sure enjoyed it!! More on the horizon for me:-)

- Her twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/EdenStiles  


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And...now that I no longer work here I'm glad to finally not "hint" and say that I am 100% Cody's girl :-)
- Her twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/EdenStiles  


Hope she doesn't think her and the dashing one will remain together lol.
 
Anyways with lilian back there was no need for her.
 
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 21 December 2011, 05:22:18 PM
I had no idea this woman existed until this very moment.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 4 February 2012, 11:06:45 AM
WWE release 4 FCW stars
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FCWWrestling.info, the official website of WWE developmental league Florida Championship Wrestling, has removed four talents from their roster page:
 
* Calvin Raines
 
* Leroy Parks
 
* Marcus Owens
 
* Peter Orlov
 
Removal from the FCW roster page is generally a sign that said talent has been released from his or her developmental contract with WWE.
 
Calvin Raines, who formerly competed as Pat Brink for Maryland Championship Wrestling, signed on with WWE again in 2010 after being released the previous year in a disciplinary measure. He competed in his one and only WWE match last month in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, tag teaming with Drew McIntyre against Ezekiel Jackson and Trent Barreta.
 
Little is publicly known of Leroy Parks, a 6’3″, 310 pound wrestler who donned blue overalls and was billed from Lester, Alabama. He sparingly competed for Florida Championship Wrestling after signing a developmental contract last year.
 
Marcus Owens got a second shot with WWE in 2010 after being released the previous year but was infrequently used.
 
Peter Orlov earned international acclaim while competing as Alex Koslov in Mexico, ultimately leading to a developmental contract with WWE in 2010 in spite of his relatively small stature—billed at 5’9″ and 190 pounds. Though Orlov regularly competed for Florida Championship Wrestling, he usually lost.

wrestlenewz.com


Shame about Koslov... Especially with a cruiserweight show coming  :(
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 23 April 2012, 07:56:38 PM
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According to PWInsider.com, WWE has released Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine. Following his 2011 Tough Enough win, Leavine had been wrestling down in FCW.

No word at this time as to why Leavine was released, but we will continue to monitor this developing story.

Pretty obvious why... he was a liability with the drug violation and he probably hadn't progressed much since winning Tough Enough. You'd think they'd want to capitalize on him before the next season.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 23 April 2012, 08:06:08 PM
Pretty obvious why... he was a liability with the drug violation and he probably hadn't progressed much since winning Tough Enough. You'd think they'd want to capitalize on him before the next season.
Is there even going to be another season though? I haven't seen any mention of it anywhere, so I'm guessing that if there is, it could be a while so that they are sure that people have forgotten him or that he won it.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 23 April 2012, 09:31:29 PM
Pretty obvious why... he was a liability with the drug violation and he probably hadn't progressed much since winning Tough Enough. You'd think they'd want to capitalize on him before the next season.
Is there even going to be another season though? I haven't seen any mention of it anywhere, so I'm guessing that if there is, it could be a while so that they are sure that people have forgotten him or that he won it.

I remember reading that they wanted to do another season. Maybe they're waiting for the WWE network or something. I hope they do one, I really liked it. Need to tweak the format though so people like Matt Cross doesn't get kicked off for giving trish a dirty look or whatever excuse they used. (He got JoMo'd lol)
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 23 April 2012, 09:40:59 PM
That sucks, pretty gash really I felt like that guy had a lot of potential as well, kind of annoyed at this and I doubt we'll probably see him back :/ I hope Tough Enough returns as well, programme was awesome but they need to keep Austin as the host for it to work.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Leonardo Lunchbox on 24 April 2012, 03:07:06 AM
Should have picked Matt Cross.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 7 May 2012, 05:28:28 PM
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WWE.com has officially removed the Goldust/Dustin Rhodes profile page from the Alumni section of the website. According to a recent PWInsider.com report, Goldust has officially been released from World Wrestling Entertainment. The report states that something went down during the Smackdown tapings this past week that led to his release from the company.

Probably a long time coming. It was starting to sound like he was acting like a little bitch a while ago when he was asking for a Wrestlemania Match against Cody (although it would have probably been better than his match with Show).
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 7 May 2012, 08:56:36 PM
I like Dustin or Goldust i remember enjoying his last run before he was injured when he and Dibiase were feuding over the Million Dollar title. I figured the WWE would keep him around in a backstage role or something and i still would like to see him vs Cody.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 9 May 2012, 04:39:28 PM
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It was reported Goldust was released from WWE last week. He had been working as an agent/producer helping put together matches.

F4Wonline.com is reporting the release came after an incident at the Smackdown tapings in Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 24th.

Goldust reportedly was responsible for coming up with the spot of Darren Young and Titus O'Neil giving Yoshi Tatsu a double-team powerbomb. Tatsu had a bad landing during the finisher and the move came off looking even worst on television.

Young and O'Neil haven't used the finisher since the incident.

I don't buy it.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 9 May 2012, 05:53:08 PM
but if it is legit he got fired because those 2 botched a move on a jobber.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Leonardo Lunchbox on 10 May 2012, 12:45:07 AM
That is the worst reason for a firing ever.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 13 June 2012, 05:46:00 PM
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Eli Cottonwood, who had appeared on WWE NXT, requested a release from the company and was let go. I am told he received a job offer outside of the business and decided to take it.

Jiro, who was originally trained in Japan by TAKA Michinoku's Kaientai-Dojo, Benicio Salazar, a Mexican talent who worked under a mask in Mexico as El Hijo del Medico Asesino, and Sonny Elliot, a developmental talent from Australia, were released from their developmental deals.

All four were removed from FCW's roster page this week

Don't know anything about the latter three. Eli was shit but wasn't he working with Husky's new character or something?
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 16 June 2012, 03:21:42 AM
Yeah Eli was like Bray Wyatts follower. I don't have a problem with it. Eli never seemed to have anything special about him and im sure Bray can get another follower.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 29 June 2012, 01:58:47 AM
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According to PWInsider, WWE Diva Maxine has quit WWE.

The report states that Maxine was frustrated with several different things, including not being given a guaranteed deal and not being able to prove herself on TV outside of NXT. She was last seen in the Diva battle royale on Raw this week.

Maxine first joined WWE in 2009 as a developmental talent and was in FCW until NXT's third season. She returned during Season Five as part of a triangle with Derek Bateman and Johnny Curtis.

This makes me upset. Maxine is such an underrated talent, one of the only females in WWE watchable. I hate they never gave her a chance and she had to quit.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 29 June 2012, 03:58:30 AM
Darth Vader NO! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s#)
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 29 June 2012, 08:37:05 AM
Typical WWE.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 30 June 2012, 03:08:31 PM
That's like four gone now in the past month isn't it?? Might be a good thing for the divas division as it might shake things up. Personally, I haven't seen much of her besides a couple NXT episodes, but she seemed competent on the mic. Surprised she didn't wait a couple months given the Bellas release and Kelly Kelly reportedly leaving. Speaking of divas, what is happening with Eve, she's seemed to have gone for about a month now.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 3 July 2012, 04:52:00 PM
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Source: Pwinsider.com

Former WWE star Armando Estrada had apparently been under WWE contract for the past year and was never used. He issued the following statement tonight:

"Espérate ... Espérate ... Espérate ...

Everybody, listen to me!

I would like to take this opportunity to let everyone in the wrestling world know that on 6/27/12, I was released from my contract with WWE.

What's that you say??? OH, you didn't know (Road Dogg) I was under contract to WWE? Apparently, a lot of people (including members of creative) were not privy to that information. I have been "working" with World Wrestling Entertainment for almost 18 months. I was only used once during that time period, making a brief cameo as Tyson Kidd's manager in May of last year. I was told I did a great job and to be patient. I have been patient for quite some time now while sitting at home "waiting for the call".

It's not fun, trust me. Numerous creative ideas/scenarios were submitted during my tenure and unfortunately nothing materialized for me. And although my talents were not utilized this time around, should I decide to return to WWE in the future, I firmly believe that door will be open. Timing is everything, not just in showbiz, but in life. Thank you to everyone in WWE!

For those promoters that would like to utilize my talents, believe me when I say, I am the MOST ENTERTAINING individual to step foot into the wrestling industry in the last decade (toot-toot)! If you would like to book me for wrestling shows, autograph signings/appearances, please do so at bookarmando@yahoo.com (serious inquiries only). I will show up on time, in shape, and ready to perform for your audience.

You can also follow me on Twitter @RealArmandoHaHa. Thanks for your time....Oh yeah, 1 last thing. My name es ARMANDO ALEJANDRO ESTRRRADA and I will be making an #Impact soon.........HA-HA! "

Nice life.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 3 July 2012, 07:16:23 PM
Always liked Armando, could be a great manager. but they didn't seem to even know he was on the roster that's kinda funny and pathetic at the same time. But for him getting paid doing nothing (besides running his restaurant) Sounds good.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 4 July 2012, 09:05:32 AM
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Maxine, real name Karlee Perez, quit WWE this week, upset at the lack of upward mobility. She had been in developmental for about three years...She is not the only woman frustrated in WWE, and it is believed she might not be the last to leave the company.
 
F4W Newsletter

MASS WALK OUT LADIES!
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 4 July 2012, 04:29:36 PM
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- There are people in Mexico's CMLL and AAA promotions that believe Sin Cara will be released by WWE soon, which will likely send him back to Mexico looking for work.

We can only hope.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 4 July 2012, 04:49:25 PM
This could be news of the year, I really hope it happens :D
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Leonardo Lunchbox on 5 July 2012, 04:41:48 AM
What sucks for him is they just dubbed someone the new Mistico. Well maybe it doesn't suck for him, but it sucks for the dude who replaced him.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 13 July 2012, 03:39:30 PM
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@Kharma
Yes. I have been officially promoted to the alumni section of the WWE roster.

Sad but to be expected I guess.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 13 July 2012, 07:09:49 PM
It's a shame that we never got to see what was planned, as she had a interesting start in the WWE by taking out the Divas.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Leonardo Lunchbox on 11 August 2012, 12:58:21 AM
WWE.com: A.W. released from WWE (http://www.wwe.com/inside/wwe-superstar-aw-release-26044431)


Balls.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 11 August 2012, 02:40:10 AM
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WWE announced Friday that they come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar A.W. as of today, August 10, 2012. "WWE wishes A.W. the best in all his future endeavors," the company noted. The terminated personality subsequently went on multi-post diatribe on Twitter ripping the organization:

AWPromotions is no more ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for your support and hate, it's been a great run. Now I get to do me which isn't PG!

@TitusONeilWWE & @DarrenYoungWWE thank you for allowing me to speak on your behalf. You guys are the best and I'm glad to call u my friends!

I've offended the wrong people that taught me how to have ATTITUDE It was the #WWE that made me bold and now it has turned it's back on me

Let this be a lesson to up and coming talent in the WWE don't try and be great like the Rock or Stone Cold. WWE isn't the same...

Just be normal shut up and be a yes man so you can collect your check and feel like your special. #SELLOUTS!!

I remember a time when the WWE didn't care about breaking the mold but now everyone is so afraid of their own shadow. #RemeberTheFans

Thanks to the fans who showed me support over the whole Kobe thing and to those I upset I apologize again. Remember It's entertainment folks

I really do hope Linda wins that election because If not then all of this BS has been for nothing. #GoLinda!!

Twitter rant!

I'm not sure why they wait a week and a half after the Kobe thing and even feature the guy on every show up until then before firing him.

I didn't think he was anything special so no real loss. i wonder if Albert will be next. what he did seemed to be more offensive than what A.W. said... at least to me.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 11 August 2012, 03:05:45 AM
I like AW and personally didn't mind the Kobe joke, but it was just unnecessary. You can get over without making rape jokes, and using The Rock as a comparison is weak.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 11 August 2012, 04:08:52 AM
Really OTT as far as I'm concerned, he was one of the best parts of the current trite on offer. Double standards within WWE.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 11 August 2012, 04:22:13 AM
Really OTT as far as I'm concerned, he was one of the best parts of the current trite on offer. Double standards within WWE.

He made a rape joke on live national television. I don't recall anyone making a rape joke in WWE since Katie Vick. The Rock generally skirts a line but what he says usually only amounts to innuendo. I fail to see what the double standard is.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 11 August 2012, 05:05:48 AM
Saw this on my facebook feed. thought it was pretty funny.

(https://forums.wrestlingfusion.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi25.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fc98%2Fmcrfanadam%2FKFNews.jpg&hash=82b83afdfc373e394cbae361541dbcd3)
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 11 August 2012, 09:28:13 AM
I think Adam has pretty much owned that one :giggle
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 11 August 2012, 02:23:42 PM
For a moment I was thinking that it could be a fake firing as it doesn't include his real name in the announcement for some reason, but obviously that doesn't appear to be the case and he probably doesn't have enough popularity for a fake firing to make sense anyway.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: narcolepsy on 11 August 2012, 09:34:02 PM
The joke made no sense.  The Kobe sitaution was over 8 years ago, why bring up that in a rape joke now?  The whole comment seemed odd to me because they weren't even in Colorado or the Los Angeles area, why was he even thinking about that?  It's a toss up whether he deserved just a suspension or an outright release, but he deserved some sort of discipline.  The WWE gave him free reign on the microphone to enhance his tag team, but AW abused his power with a dumb comment.  If he doesn't continue to burn his bridges he will probably return in the future, but the WWE doesn't seem to have much use for out of ring talent anymore.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 22 August 2012, 07:45:39 PM
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For those that don't have a FaceBook page:
 
I just want to say thank you to WWE, Inc. for allowing me to be part of an incredible entertainment experience. On Monday, I asked for my release and the company was gracious enough to grant my request.

I realized recently that being a Superstar means sacrificing certain things, including time with my family. As a new father, my heart broke every time I had to leave to go on the road. I didn't ever want to miss another moment with my daughter, so I made the decision to be a full time dad and hang up my boots.

I will miss everyone in the locker room tremendously as they have all become a second family to me. I want to thank my coaches and teachers that really helped me along the way: Fit Finlay, Arn Anderson, Edge, Christian, Kane, Jericho, Dr. Tom, Norman Smiley, and Billy Kidman.
 
I also want to thank my boys. You know who you are. Especially though, a huge thank you to Hawkins. You were like a brother to me the last year and I'll miss you and will always love you bro. I wish you the best and thanks for understanding that I had to go be a dad. When she's older, and able to realize what happened, I know Mia will thank you as well.
 
Thanks to all the dedicated fans of #ReksAndHawkins and to The #RekkingCrew. I would never have survived without you.
 
For anyone interested, I am currently the owner of an Internet Marketing Company that specializes in Search Engine Optimization, Pay-Per-Click, Website Design, and Reputation Management. You can find my company here:
 
http://www.localm2.com/ (http://www.localm2.com/)
 
If you need any of our services, don't hesitate to contact me. And yes, there's even a cartoon on the multimedia page


I have more respect for him now. I respect his choice. It is good to see he is putting his family first.
 
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 22 August 2012, 08:56:13 PM
It's a bummer that he's gone. as most people know ima big fan of Reks and a big fan of the team of Hawkins & Reks but you gotta understand where he's coming from.

I feel bad for Hawkins because it seemed like they were gonna start being used even if it was a male stripper gimmick. at least the team will go out with a win. I don't know if Hawkins will find a new partner or just do singles matches. i think Hawkins is also very talented on hos own it just depends on how WWE wants to use him if he is thrown in a team i could see him teaming with MM or Johnny Curtis who are kind of teaming now.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 22 August 2012, 09:01:05 PM
I respect him for nothing when to hang em up. Too many guys lose their entire lives with their kids for the business. Reks recognizes it's a job and that's smart. Gonna miss him though, he was just getting in a groove with Hawkins. Like adam said hopefully he doesn't suffer because of it. Turn him face and put him with Ryder again even.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 22 August 2012, 10:40:05 PM
I agree with Prax, just do a Hawkins and Ryder team, I still don't get why Ryder isn't used when he's more over then most mid card faces. . And good luck to Reks and his family, doubt we'll probably see him again.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: RyPrax on 23 August 2012, 12:02:04 AM
I agree with Prax, just do a Hawkins and Ryder team, I still don't get why Ryder isn't used when he's more over then most mid card faces. . And good luck to Reks and his family, doubt we'll probably see him again.

With Leather called Ryder the physical embodiment of the Anonymous GM podium. Seems really important, but is utterly useless and not used. It doesn't make any sense. His videos on youtube make WWE money, he has like 35 items of merch and everyone loves him, yet all he's ever used for is the occasional match where he doesn't even go over. It's ridiculous.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: J.D on 23 August 2012, 12:23:05 AM
There's loads of guys you could put Hawkins with. Ryder, Gabriel, Kidd, McIntyre or even Swagger.
Good luck to Tyler Reks, I always enjoyed seeing him and thought they missed the boat with him. His decision is noble and respectful.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 29 September 2012, 08:38:43 PM
WWE.com: Kelly Kelly released from WWE (http://www.wwe.com/inside/kelly-kelly-released-26055812)

It makes sense as she had barely been around in the WWE for quite a while, but I never expected them to release her.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: chappers on 29 September 2012, 08:50:15 PM
Oh well, she can do Playboy now.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Leonardo Lunchbox on 29 September 2012, 09:50:03 PM
File that under who gives a shit.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 30 September 2012, 01:26:17 AM
Well now we know she didn't attack Kaitlyn.lol. I never liked Kelly so this is fine by me. maybe she'll actually start doing some hot photoshoots now.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 12 January 2013, 08:08:20 AM
Developmental Diva cut
Quote
PWInsider is reporting that WWE developmental Diva Skyler Moon, also known as Buggy Nova, has been released from her contract.

Skyler was signed by the WWE in June and wrestled for NXT, their developmental territory. In August, she was reported to have headed to rehab.

A few weeks later she confirmed this and revealed that she was being treated for an eating disorder, not substance abuse, as had been rumored.

-DivaDirt

That's a shame I thought her character had potential.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Fluttershy on 12 January 2013, 08:11:20 AM
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Trent Barreta has been released from WWE, according to a report at PWInsider.com.

Barreta has been with WWE since 2008, when he signed a developmental deal. He wrestled on the SmackDown brand with Caylen Croft as part of the Dudebusters tag team. After Croft was released by WWE, Barreta had a brief singles run and was moved back down to developmental.

Several more releases are expected this weekend.

Meh he hasn't been used in ages as it is. No real big surprise.

Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Adampro123 on 12 January 2013, 08:31:28 PM
I look forward to seeing Trent in the indies. Super talented guy it's a shame he never got a chance.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Leonardo Lunchbox on 13 January 2013, 01:35:01 AM
He is already booked on a PWS show lol.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 21 June 2013, 01:18:20 PM
Quote
WWE.com: Matt Striker's contract not renewed by WWE (http://www.wwe.com/inside/matt-striker-contract-not-renewed-26125407) - WWE.com has learned that WWE has chosen to not renew Matt Striker’s contract. As of today, June 20, 2013, Striker will no longer be working with WWE.

WWE wishes him the best in all his future endeavors.

I've enjoyed Striker over the past few years, so this is a shame to hear. Despite this, he is already joining tonight's FWE show as part of the broadcast team (which will also feature RVD on the show).
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 12 June 2014, 11:27:05 PM
Quote
Brodus Clay, Evan Bourne, Teddy Long, Curt Hawkins and other WWE Superstars released | WWE.com (http://www.wwe.com/inside/wwe-releases-brodus-clay-evan-bourne-curt-hawkins-other-superstars-june-12-2014-26386880) - WWE has come to terms on the release of the following Superstars as of today, June 12, 2014:
  • JTG
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Jinder Mahal
  • Aksana
  • Curt Hawkins
  • Theodore Long
  • Camacho
  • Brodus Clay
  • Evan Bourne
  • Yoshi Tatsu
  • Marc Harris (referee)

It's a shame to break up 3MB in such a way, as I was hoping that Drew would get a chance to make it on his own at some point in the WWE again.

Some others are obviously not surprising, other than it being a lot later than expected for a few of them.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 6 April 2015, 11:55:42 PM
CJ Parker released | WWE.com (http://www.wwe.com/inside/cj-parker-released-27261404)

AJ Lee retires from WWE | WWE.com (http://www.wwe.com/inside/aj-lee-retires-from-wwe-27262204)

I don't think I've seen any of CJ Parker's matches, so I can't comment on that other than the response of others seems to suggest he's pretty talented and will be a good asset to wherever else he ends up wrestling.

It's a shame to see AJ Lee retiring from the WWE as she was one of my favourites, but with the public tweet towards Stephanie McMahon about the Diva situation I wouldn't be surprised if that made it unavoidable.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 1 December 2015, 08:49:23 PM
Brad Maddox released | WWE.com (http://www.wwe.com/inside/brad-maddox-released-28272321)

I'm obviously late in finding out about this, but I guess most were probably surprised that he was still in WWE at all.

Though I thought that he wouldn't be released any time soon due to recently being used as the turkey who was given a Tombstone Piledriver (https://forums.wrestlingfusion.com/index.php?topic=8259.0).
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 6 May 2016, 11:38:16 PM
Quote from: WWE Makes 8 Releases - Wrestling Fusion (https://www.wrestlingfusion.com/17908-wwe-makes-8-releases/)
WWE have today announced on WWE.com that they have released Damien Sandow, King Barrett and more...



Barrett is understandable given the circumstances, but I definitely agree that Sandow shouldn't have been released.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 22 May 2016, 10:51:13 PM
Quote from: WWE Releases Cody Rhodes - Wrestling Fusion (https://www.wrestlingfusion.com/17917-wwe-releases-cody-rhodes/)
Cody Rhodes (also known as Stardust) asked for his release from WWE...



I honestly didn't see this one coming, but as it was at his request, I'm sure he has his reasons and I'm just grateful (as I'm sure many others are too) for his time entertaining us.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 23 May 2016, 06:24:57 PM
Quote from: WWE Releases Adam Rose - Wrestling Fusion (https://www.wrestlingfusion.com/17932-wwe-releases-adam-rose/)
WWE have granted Adam Rose's request to be released...



I'm not surprised at Adam Rose being released, as I thought it was going to be inevitable after the arrest (regardless of whether the charges are true or not, simply for the fact that it is bad publicity) during a suspension he was already serving for violating the Wellness Policy.

I am surprised that Adam Rose himself requested it though, but I guess he would rather be let go now than wonder when WWE might decide to do so themselves anyway.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 10 August 2016, 05:49:22 PM
WWE parts ways with Ryback (http://www.wwe.com/article/wwe-ryback-part-ways)

To be honest I was surprised that they didn't let him go early instead of waiting, with him being vocal about things on social media.

Also, Joey Styles has supposedly been released (http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/joey-styles-released-wwe/) too. There doesn't appear to be any official confirmation from WWE or Joey Styles yet, but Styles hasn't tweeted (https://twitter.com/JoeyStyles) since 29th July.

EDIT: Now confirmed by Joey Styles on Twitter (https://twitter.com/JoeyStyles).
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 10 September 2016, 03:27:17 PM
Quote from: WWE Releases Alberto Del Rio - Wrestling Fusion (https://www.wrestlingfusion.com/18014-wwe-releases-alberto-del-rio/)
WWE and Alberto Del Rio have mutually agreed terms for Del Rio's release.



As mentioned, there were rumours that he would be able to get out early due to a clause in his contract, but the only people who truly know will obviously be Del Rio (and any legal representatives he may have) and WWE officials.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 5 April 2017, 09:56:27 PM
Simon Gotch Released - WWE.com (http://www.wwe.com/article/simon-gotch-released)

No more Vaudevillains it seems, unless they find someone to take his place (which I don't see as being likely, but I could be wrong).
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 10 July 2017, 09:34:17 PM
Austin Aries Released - WWE.com (https://www.wwe.com/article/austin-aries-released)

I'm a few days late in noticing this, but it's a shame to see Austin Aries released. I think things could have gone better for him if he had won the Cruiserweight Championship from Neville in one of their clashes.
Title: Re: The "Future Endeavors" Thread
Post by: Awesome on 1 November 2017, 12:37:13 AM
Emma, Darren Young and Summer Rae Released - WWE.com (https://www.wwe.com/article/emma-darren-young-summer-rae-released)

A little late in noticing this one again, but I'm particularly surprised at Emma being released as she has still been on Raw recently (except this week's episode of course). Darren Young and Summer Rae is perhaps not so surprising given that they haven't been seen for a while as far as I recall, but it is a shame for all three to have been released regardless (unless any of them asked to be of course).