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2016 Cull of WWE's fringe talent

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  • 06-05-2016 2:38pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭


    A lot of buzz on the old Twitter machine with a lot of folks expecting WWE cuts similar to the Black Thursday cuts a few years back (The time when JTG, Drew Galloway and Matt Sydal to name a few got cut).


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    beakerjoe wrote: »
    A lot of buzz on the old Twitter machine with a lot of folks expecting WWE cuts similar to the Black Thursday cuts a few years back (The time when JTG, Drew Galloway and Matt Sydal to name a few got cut).

    Been seeing that a lot too. i fear the social outcasts could be gone but it has been a while since wrestlers have been cut. Id say its a tough time for wrestlers now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,934 ✭✭✭Monokne


    Brother Sky, I feel like the word 'fear' may not be the right one here. I fear death. Prelim guys getting cut...not so much ;-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    Ah imguessing its guys who havent been used much, like Sandow, Cameron, possible Adam Rose due to his suspension. Possibly Titus due to his heat (all just guess on from me).

    possibly Wade Barrett too who was rumored to be leaving and written off recently.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    Monokne wrote: »
    Brother Sky, I feel like the word 'fear' may not be the right one here. I fear death. Prelim guys getting cut...not so much ;-)

    Ah I don't like hearing guys are being made unemployed, Id fear for them too. Id fear to lose my job, esp if its one I loved like most guys in wrestling.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,697 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    Based on how they are used I'd be looking at:

    El Torito
    Cameron (please)
    Adam Rose
    Barett (maybe an early release)

    Just realized (and it's the reason she should be safe) that Rosa Mendez is off on Maternity leave.

    Hope Sandow gets through this but if it's as big a list as your suggesting you would think there will be some more names, like The Ascension maybe


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,934 ✭✭✭Monokne


    beakerjoe wrote: »
    Ah I don't like hearing guys are being made unemployed, Id fear for them too. Id fear to lose my job, esp if its one I loved like most guys in wrestling.

    Perhaps I misunderstood, but Sky said he feared they'd be gone, not he feared for them. That would have made more sense. I thought he was sweating on the idea he wouldn't be able to see Bo Dallas doing laps of the ring in his singlet anymore :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,820 ✭✭✭grames_bond


    beakerjoe wrote: »
    Ah im guessing its guys who havent been used much, like Sandow, Cameron, possible Adam Rose due to his suspension. Possibly Titus due to his heat (all just guess on from me)..

    I think with the amount Titus is used in the quit smoking and cancer cure charities he should be ok!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    Monokne wrote: »
    Perhaps I misunderstood, but Sky said he feared they'd be gone, not he feared for them. That would have made more sense. I thought he was sweating on the idea he wouldn't be able to see Bo Dallas doing laps of the ring in his singlet anymore :)

    Sorry Fam i meant i fear for them as im not sure how they would do on the indies.

    Bo dallas will be fine hes got hes rap career as bo rida to fall back on.

    Now that i think of it is hornswoggle still employed i havent heard of him since he got a wellness ban


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    I think with the amount Titus is used in the quit smoking and cancer cure charities he should be ok!

    Id imagine he is too, but ya know Vince... he loves making examples out of people.

    From what Ive read, 5-6 at least expected. Nothing confirmed yet though.

    Id be thinking more of people there awhile who havent been used in a while.

    I wonder how safe is Alex Riley, He's been back in NXT the last few months but he always struck me as someone who could go.

    My guesses are Adam Rose, Wade Barrett, Conor of The Ascension, Cameron and El Torito.

    Also there was rumours of Jack swagger leaving after the European tour that had speculation going crazy on Twitter for a day, but it turned out to be nothing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,081 ✭✭✭✭citytillidie


    Based on how they are used I'd be looking at:

    El Torito
    Cameron (please)
    Adam Rose
    Barett (maybe an early release)

    Just realized (and it's the reason she should be safe) that Rosa Mendez is off on Maternity leave.

    Hope Sandow gets through this but if it's as big a list as your suggesting you would think there will be some more names, like The Ascension maybe

    Americans don't get maternity leave like here, I work for an American company and a girl state side was out 3 months maternity

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd


    Surely Hornswaggle has to go now as well.

    Alicia Fox would be another.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,697 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    Americans don't get maternity leave like here, I work for an American company and a girl state side was out just a month maternity

    True although I do believe that is the reason she is not with the company atm and I also believe that despite them maybe having done similar in the past they would not get rid atm so as to avoid the PR, something I think they are much more conscious of these days


  • Registered Users Posts: 894 ✭✭✭cian68




  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 24,809 Mod ✭✭✭✭Loughc


    cian68 wrote: »

    And A-Ry :(

    And so the cull begins.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,820 ✭✭✭grames_bond


    I think this thread should be renamed the 2016 future endevoured thread!

    An internet troll who used to post here claims there will be 5 guys and one woman fired!


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,697 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    gerrybbadd wrote: »
    Surely Hornswaggle has to go now as well.

    Alicia Fox would be another.

    Seems your right on one anyway.

    Think Foxy might be okay thanks to Total Divas though especially with The Bellas leaving that show which will mean they won't want to change up the entire cast at once.

    One would assume El Torito will go as well since his bull fighting tag team have been repackaged without him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 894 ✭✭✭cian68


    Zeb Colter gone. Also with OTT booking Bull Dempsey I'm genuinely curious will we see Alex Riley or someone showing up over here soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,934 ✭✭✭Monokne


    sky88 wrote: »
    Sorry Fam i meant i fear for them as im not sure how they would do on the indies.

    Bo dallas will be fine hes got hes rap career as bo rida to fall back on.

    Now that i think of it is hornswoggle still employed i havent heard of him since he got a wellness ban

    No, I get you now.

    Would be unfortunate to see a bunch of guys canned. Still, I think some of them would do ok on the indies.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,934 ✭✭✭Monokne


    beakerjoe wrote: »
    Also there was rumours of Jack swagger leaving after the European tour that had speculation going crazy on Twitter for a day, but it turned out to be nothing.

    Swagger is running his contract out to do MMA. That's been known for a while.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,934 ✭✭✭Monokne


    Americans don't get maternity leave like here, I work for an American company and a girl state side was out 3 months maternity

    My cousin works for the US government and got 6 weeks off when she had TWINS :eek:

    Rosa should be ok though. Bad pub to cut her less than a year after the kid is born


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    Loughc wrote: »
    And A-Ry :(

    And so the cull begins.

    Not sad on riley on twitter the guy seems crazy at times


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,934 ✭✭✭Monokne


    I have sympathy for Riley in the sense he gave up a cushy announcing gig because he was passionate about wrestling. I admire that in a person. It certainly looks naive now, mind you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 894 ✭✭✭cian68


    Monokne wrote: »
    I have sympathy for Riley in the sense he gave up a cushy announcing gig because he was passionate about wrestling. I admire that in a person. It certainly looks naive now, mind you.

    Good point. I wonder if Corey Graves feels his injury problems were a blessing in disguise.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,500 ✭✭✭✭DEFTLEFTHAND


    Why did they give up on Riley so quickly? This time 5 years ago he was having a feud with Miz which I think he went over in. Miz had just lost the WWE title at the time.

    Then he gets injured and never appears on the main roster again? :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    Why did they give up on Riley so quickly? This time 5 years ago he was having a feud with Miz which I think he went over in. Miz had just lost the WWE title at the time.

    Then he gets injured and never appears on the main roster again? :confused:

    Backstage trouble with cena apparently.

    Plus messing up the rumble finish cant have helped.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,799 ✭✭✭✭DrumSteve


    Ryback perhaps after his recent actions?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 21,296 ✭✭✭✭gimmick


    What Rumble finish did he mess up and when?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    gimmick wrote: »
    What Rumble finish did he mess up and when?

    cant remember the year and exact details but it was the year cena vs miz at wrestlemania.

    Riley somehow eliminated himself by accident when he was supposed to be involved in miz eliminating cena so they had to think of a new finish in the ring .

    El torito and cameron gone too.

    Not surprised after camerons post yesterday


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,848 ✭✭✭Pentecost


    Torito, Hornswoggle, Riley, Cameron, Zeb Colter and Santino Marella are gone. I thought Santino was gone ages ago to be honest.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,697 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    wooo got my wish re-Cameron


    I hate her catchphrase but it is fitting now... Girl Bye

    So El Torito, Hornswoggle, Riley, Cameron, Zeb Colter and Santino Marella... wonder is that it?

    absolutely nothing affected by those loses anyway (even though I like Zeb), in general their time was up.


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