Pro Wrestling Thread -- Money in the Bank Tonight!

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"...will begin airing weekly matches later this year."

"AEW offers fans less scripted, soapy drama, and more athleticism and real sports analytics, bringing a legitmacy to wrestling that it has not prviously had... Introducing statistics to wrestling for the first time ever, AEW will raise the stakes for its matches and deepen fan engagement by tracking each competitor's wins and losses..."

Tony Khan: "Wrestling fans have wanted -- and needed -- something different, authentic and better for far too long. AEW is answering the call... With WarnerMedia, AEW is poised globally to redefine wrestling as we know it today."
 
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Haggis

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sounds good.

does everyone start at 0-0 tho? that wouldn't really make sense.
I don't see much of an issue with that. I mean, in MMA when you watch the UFC you have everybody's career records, but nobody cares about how many people you knocked over on the regional scene. 6-2 in the UFC is considered far more impressive than 18-0 on the regional scene and you're making your UFC debut. Those 18 wins basically mean nothing if they didn't come in the UFC or Bellator at least. Introducing Chris Jericho as "6-3 in AEW competition" - I have no problem with that. :conf

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It'll certainly be interesting to see how they go about it.

One positive is it should help avoid 50-50 booking, something which WWE is often guilty of doing. You can't have your top stars with 25-25 records for example. For newcomers to the show, when they see someone with, say, a 45-5 record they'll know straight away they're one of the top performers in the promotion. And it can also help build hype for a match in the same way as boxing/MMA when you get two unbeaten fighters going at it.

An issue will be how do they build the records of low-card/enhancement talent signed to AEW? They have to possess some legitimacy, otherwise a win over them means nothing. Do they bring in external jobbers for their jobbers? It won't really be an issue when they're doing house shows, but that wouldn't exactly be compelling TV content... Also do they include triple threat, fatal four way, handicap etc. matches on the record?
 
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