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Elijah Burke signs with TNA; Russo's job in jeopardy
« on: 30 July 2009, 04:02:01 AM »
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-- Elijah Burke has been signed by TNA and will be debuting under a new ring name that is said to be likely a heavily gimmicked name. Burke has been wrestling a lot at Ohio Valley Wrestling as of late.

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Elijah Burke signs with TNA; Russo's job in jeopardy
« Reply #1 on: 30 July 2009, 04:25:39 AM »
I thought you said you knew for a FACT that Burke was done with wrestling? :lol


Think I'll have a wank over these tomorrow.

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Elijah Burke signs with TNA; Russo's job in jeopardy
« Reply #2 on: 30 July 2009, 12:44:51 PM »
I really don't see why jim cournett isn't even considered to be a booker.

but anyway they need to do something fast because TNA is pretty much a retirement home right now which can put on some good stuff from time to time but most of the time it just sucks because most of the guys can't wrestle anymore and the guys who can wrestle don't get pushed or don't get time to show it or get stuck in there with an old bastard who can't go anymore.



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Elijah Burke signs with TNA; Russo's job in jeopardy
« Reply #3 on: 30 July 2009, 06:19:30 PM »
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I really don't see why jim cournett isn't even considered to be a booker.

but anyway they need to do something fast because TNA is pretty much a retirement home right now which can put on some good stuff from time to time but most of the time it just sucks because most of the guys can't wrestle anymore and the guys who can wrestle don't get pushed or don't get time to show it or get stuck in there with an old bastard who can't go anymore.


I a-gree. If I were her,  Dutch Mantel and Vince Russo would be gone and I would bring in Cornette and D'amore back.
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Shame on TNA for letting go one of the best female wrestlers in the world.


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« Reply #4 on: 30 July 2009, 09:26:09 PM »
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I thought you said you knew for a FACT that Burke was done with wrestling? :lol


Your boyfriend Mickie Clique said that. Not me.

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« Reply #5 on: 30 July 2009, 11:28:20 PM »
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Damn, I was hoping to see him wrestle again. Damn it WWE.

 
Oh yes, I'm sure Elijah's decision to quit wrestling was totally due to the WWE... damn you make a lot of assumptions without really knowing any facts.

Really? Well I'm pretty sure he would have continued to wrestle if they didn't release him. Please stop riding on WWE because It's failing.
 
I know the facts, do you?

 
What facts? You know elijah personally and he told you himself? Or did Vince or someone else high up in WWE tell you this? Maybe he was just riding out his contract with WWE? It seems very unlikely that a single release from WWE killed his entire will to wrestle. That's just fucking retarded.


Well let's follow the timeline.

- Once was wrestling, his last match was against Matt Hardy on SmackDown.

- Voiced his opinion on the WWE Diva Search. Vince didn't like it and fucked him over cause of it.

- He was off TV for months and months.

- Then he wrestled at house matches under a new gimmick which never made TV.

- Then was released.

-  He did a couple try out matches for TNA. And from the looks of things, didn't get signed.

-  Now he's done with wrestling at the moment.


And that's the way it was.



Whatever "my boyfriend" said, you seemed to go along with it as if it were a fact just fine.


Think I'll have a wank over these tomorrow.

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Elijah Burke signs with TNA; Russo's job in jeopardy
« Reply #6 on: 30 July 2009, 11:30:06 PM »
Thank Jebus. Don West shouldn't be fired though, he should just be re-assigned with an annoying voice like that he could be a good manger for some smaller wrestlers or indeed a new type of authority to say the X-Division guys or something like that ANYTHING to get the x-division up and running again.

Yes! Yes! Oh God Yes! Vince Russo. The most egotistical and overated booker in Professional wrestling! His car crash style has made TNA worse not better. I've even heard 'Fire Russo' chants at Indy shows in British wrestling.

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Elijah Burke signs with TNA; Russo's job in jeopardy
« Reply #7 on: 31 July 2009, 12:04:38 AM »
FIRE RUSSO *clap clap clap clap clap* FIRE RUSSO.

It looks like Paul Heyman will be working with TNA and the best thing TNA could do is give him the head bookers job.

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Elijah Burke signs with TNA; Russo's job in jeopardy
« Reply #8 on: 31 July 2009, 12:53:58 AM »
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I thought you said you knew for a FACT that Burke was done with wrestling? :lol

Your boyfriend Mickie Clique said that. Not me.

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Damn, I was hoping to see him wrestle again. Damn it WWE.

Oh yes, I'm sure Elijah's decision to quit wrestling was totally due to the WWE... damn you make a lot of assumptions without really knowing any facts.
Really? Well I'm pretty sure he would have continued to wrestle if they didn't release him. Please stop riding on WWE because It's failing.
 
I know the facts, do you?

What facts? You know elijah personally and he told you himself? Or did Vince or someone else high up in WWE tell you this? Maybe he was just riding out his contract with WWE? It seems very unlikely that a single release from WWE killed his entire will to wrestle. That's just fucking retarded.

Well let's follow the timeline.

- Once was wrestling, his last match was against Matt Hardy on SmackDown.

- Voiced his opinion on the WWE Diva Search. Vince didn't like it and fucked him over cause of it.

- He was off TV for months and months.

- Then he wrestled at house matches under a new gimmick which never made TV.

- Then was released.

-  He did a couple try out matches for TNA. And from the looks of things, didn't get signed.

-  Now he's done with wrestling at the moment.

And that's the way it was.


Whatever "my boyfriend" said, you seemed to go along with it as if it were a fact just fine.

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Elijah is done with wrestling he said in a recent interview or something. He's doing a degree in criminal justice or something.

 Where did I state facts? The only person around here stating FACTS appeared to be you. Guess they weren't facts afterall 8-)

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« Reply #9 on: 31 July 2009, 08:11:51 PM »
Are you all seriously blinded by your own ignorance?  Read what I said.
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-  Now he's done with wrestling at the moment.

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« Reply #10 on: 31 July 2009, 09:49:17 PM »
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Are you all seriously blinded by your own ignorance?  Read what I said.
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-  Now he's done with wrestling at the moment.
You posted that a week ago.

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« Reply #11 on: 31 July 2009, 11:50:47 PM »
Exactly my point. Key word being "moment" he did some indy stuff...he is currently finishing up on his degree and TNA is next for him.

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« Reply #12 on: 7 August 2009, 01:12:05 PM »
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-- On tonight's episode of Impact, a brief vignette aired promoting Elijah Burke's new character, "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero. It was noted that he's "coming" on August 16th, which is when the Hard Justice pay-per-view takes place.

Guess it makes sense giving his whole online gimmick of being 'The Black Pope.' Not feeling the D'Angelo part though =/

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« Reply #13 on: 7 August 2009, 02:06:50 PM »
yeah my thoughts exactly. i would have liked a different name or to just be called the new black pope but oh well let's see what he can bring to TNA.



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« Reply #14 on: 8 August 2009, 12:08:14 AM »
I marked out when I saw the vignette last night. 200 bucks says he'll debut in the Steel Asylum.