The Justin Credible Report – Ted Dibiase’s WWE Departure, Raw, AJ Styles’ Contract, ROH, More
Welcome back to The Justin Credible Report exclusively on PWMania.com. We have a lot to talk about, so let’s dive in. I was really surprised that Ted DiBiase Jr. will not be resigning with the WWE. It’s not like he has a lot of options in the wrestling business. There has to be more to this than meets the eye. I mean he has everything that the WWE looks for. He’s talented, young, good physique, and he’s a third generation wrestler. I know he hasn’t been on TV in a while, but he had tremendous upside, and even starred in a WWE movie. It speaks volumes to me about how things are from a performer’s perspective on the main roster. I’m sure he will be back in the WWE at some point in his young career.
Monday night’s WWE Raw was a little disappointing to this viewer. Daniel Bryan is in chase mode, for the WWE title, against the evil corporation. With the ring leader COO HHH, and WWE champ Randy Orton. I just feel like I’ve seen this movie before. Their opening segment was strong, but I was left feeling flat at the end with what went down with The Shield. For me I could do without all the insider stuff, and just focus on Bryan’s quest for the WWE championship against Orton.
RVD defeated Alberto Del Rio in a non-title match. Nothing bad, but nothing great either. They will be wrestling each other for the World Championship at Night of Champions. They always give these PPV matches away for free. I can’t imagine that their title match will be that much different. WWE has enough talented guys on the roster, which they could use in these situations, while also furthering the storyline and not giving away these matches for free.
CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel, if Punk wins he gets Heyman in the ring. I love the idea of Punk finally getting a chance to get his hands on Paul. Of course Punk gets the win, and post-match just when you think it’s going to happen, Curtis Axel low blow. Great heat, on Axel for preventing Punk getting to Paul, and then Heyman beat Punk with the kendo stick. Great storytelling. Curtis Axel benefits, and Heyman escapes again. That’s how you get people to buy PPVs.
Curious to see what will happen with the AJ Styles contact negotiations with TNA. If they don’t resign him, than I would begin to question TNAs future. AJ has been there from the beginning. He is what is right with the company. I will be watching this one closely. TNA needs to brand itself. WWE is a brand, ECW was a brand. TNA 6 years ago with the X division was going in the right direction, but right now they are a poor man’s WCW.
I watched ROH TV for the first time, and I was impressed. It was so refreshing to see pro wrestling being presented just like it was meant to be. I enjoyed Kevin Kelly’s, work and the main event of Kevin Steen, Tommaso Ciampa, and Michael Elgin vs Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards, and BJ Whitmer had all the guys in beast mode. These guys work their asses off. It inspired me to step my game up, and evolve. If you’re not growing, you are dying, and I don’t plan to die in this business anytime soon.
Big week for Pro Wrestling 101. We debuted 2 big episodes with Matt Striker, and Rick Cataldo. Rick is an openly gay wrestler, so we asked him how he felt about Darren Young coming out, and what it means for the wrestling business. Both are must see episodes. Check them out below:
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I will be making my debut in Mexico on Setpember 14th also for the first time ever I’m on the cover of www.superluchas.net #508 traditional 40 page full color magazine.
Also I will be making my acting debut on The Zombie Chronicles 4 coming out Labor Day at www.scaredstiff.tv.
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