Said this before but the NXT UK men's roster is one of the most generic I've ever seen Pete Dunn and two of the generic beardos were on GMB this morning hyping up the new performance centre and tomorrow's show.
Seen in this weeks Observer basically confirming Viper is signing for WWE once her World of Sport contract is up, which is a shame.
Also, lol @ WWE shitting themselves so much over AEW that they were offering some crazy deals.
Paul Levesque worked hard at getting all four into WWE. Page was offered main roster money to work NXT, where he’d have been pushed as one of its top stars. The Bucks & Cody were offered strong deals. The Bucks deal was for money roughly the same as WWE champion A.J. Styles, which would have also included BTE being made a regular weekly show on the WWE Network, as well as something I’ve never heard WWE concede on, which was a six-month window where they could have left their three-year contract if they wanted and weren’t happy with their push.
Of course, WWE was fully aware of the Khan deal as this was going down, which was one of the reasons they went so hard in locking up talent of late. The great offer with the six-month window was with knowledge that Khan was not doing the promotion without The Bucks & Cody and signing them would keep them from being opposition. Without them, Khan wouldn’t have the star power and stars of All In, meaning he’d likely not have the openings to everything from television to top talent that was necessary.
Those who work in WWE with knowledge of the deal were certain they wouldn’t turn it down, and outright told me that they would be debuting at the Rumble, and had a Rumble-to-Mania significant storyline. When they made the decision to go to AEW, they remarked that it was mind-boggling that they would ever get an offer at that level, and even more that they were turning it down. But they did roughly 12 hours of talks with Levesque, who they heavily praised in how he handled everything, in particular seeing the comedy aspect in the skit they did where they superkicked Kazarian dressed up as him over-and-over in what was the public turning down of the offer on BTE.
If that's what they offered the Young Bucks then god knows what they offered Omega and he still turned them down
Yeah, I’m not familiar with this Walter bloke either, though the crowd certainly seemed to be. At first I was thinking he might be German, but that was probably the German signs in the crowd directing me in that direction more than anything.