Ex WWE Star To AEW! TOP WWE Star ANGRY At Draft! | WrestleTalk News Oct. 2019

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Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Men. We’ve got a packed show for you today, including
WWE stars being angry at the Draft, backstage details on what went down with Fox and the
USA Network, and an ex-WWE star being announced for All Elite Wrestling!
Click the timestamps in the video description below to jump to any of those stories right
now! And answer our question of the day in the
comments down below: Who would be your top WWE draft picks? Because I’ll be answering
comments FROM OUTTA NOWHERE… saying it’s obviously my boy Byron Saxton! You’re being
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biggest stories in professional wrestling like…
…how the WWE On Fox Twitter account has got game. Maybe should’ve followed that
up with a sexier story. WWE’s general social media game pretty much
shares the same tone of their TV commentary and North Korean propaganda – always bigging
up their own accomplishments, and talking in a form of buzzword tourettes. Occasionally
just yelping THE BIG DAWG. Or ‘it is Boss Time’.
Many things were expected from WWE’s $1 billion, five year deal with their new TV
network Fox. A more sports orientated approach. A larger reach in North American homes. But
few predicted the only good addition so far… would be Fox’s official WWE Twitter account.
CageSideSeats has amassed some of the account’s best, which includes this tweet promoting
the start of last Friday’s Draft: “Tomorrow we say goodbye.” with an in
memoriam graphic of the Wild Card Rule. Replying to a fan asking who’s running the
account, because they’re awesome – to which Fox replied ‘Vacant’.
Yet another entry to Vacant’s Hall of Fame worthy career.
And a third degree level burn to patchy wrestling ‘reporter’ Brad Shephard, who tweeted
about the Draft: “My sleeper pick is #BeckyLynch because when she’s picked it’s going to
put me to sleep!” Jokes.
So the Fox account made fun of Shephard’s style of not really fact checking his reports:
“Well if a ‘WWE Insider’, says it in his bio and everything, says so, then it’s over
for #TheMan.” Tweetality.
The Draft of course began on last Friday’s episode of SmackDown – which saw the top picks
of Becky Lynch, The O.C. and Drew McIntyre go to Raw, while Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt
and The Fiend – do they count as separate people? – go to SmackDown.
It’s been reported for the last few weeks that Raw’s Executive Director Paul Heyman
was desperate to keep Wyatt on his brand, but WrestleVotes had also tweeted Fox were
very interested in securing on SmackDown what was the hottest gimmick in wrestling before
that Hell In A Cell finish. Fox obviously won out with The Fiend, and
PWInsider are reporting that WWE consulted with both them and Raw’s USA Network to
make sure both sides were happy with the rosters they ended up with. The final decisions were
made by WWE. And they’ve just announced a bunch more
ahead of the Draft’s conclusion on tonight’s Raw…
Because some wrestlers are just too bigtime to be announced on TV, WWE have now announced
that Apollo Crews, Drew Gulak, Heath Slater, Tamina and The B Team will be drafted to SmackDown,
and EC3, Eric Young and Sin Cara will go to Raw.
Young took the news particularly well, tweeting: “RAW huh????? Once im given a chance I will
show everyone what I and millions already know!!!! I AM A WORLD CLASS PERFORMER A WORLD
CLASS MAN AND A WORLD CLASS MANIAC! #underrated #underused #WorldClass”
Good luck with that. What’s interesting here is the possible
fate of 205 Live – with Gulak being its top champion in recent months before losing the
Cruiserweight title – now renamed the NXT Cruiserweight title – to Lio Rush on last
week’s episode of NXT. With the 205 Live roster being spread out
amongst the Raw and SmackDown main brands, this could be yet another sign that the show
doesn’t have long left, and will be cancelled in the coming months.
Mojojojo Rawley helpfully pointed out the news to one wrestler:
“Hey @therealec3 . I don’t know if you know this or not but you’re staying on red
bro” But EC3 was already well aware, and already
well despondent… Making the best out of the limp draft announcement,
Apollo Crews pointed out: “Tom Brady was a 6th round draft pick.”
A reference to the American Sports Ball Man who was the 199th overall pick in the 2000
NFL draft, and went on to become one of the greatest quarterbacks in the game’s history.
Thanks Wikipedia. But EC3 was there to throw some cold, harsh
reality water over Apollo’s optimism: “Tom Brady was then put in the game and
allowed to play” Apart from a quick victory over Dean Ambrose
back in February, EC3 has only wrestled three other matches on Raw ever – losing to Ambrose
the following week, losing the inaugural 24/7 Championship multi-man, and losing to Rusev
in a squash match last month. But EC3 seems to have accepted his main roster
burial fate a long time ago. For Kevin Owens, the Draft is just the latest misstep in the
booking of his character… KO was one of the most over stars in WWE by
SummerSlam, finally winning a feud against SmackDown’s real top star Shane McMahon
after weeks of entertaining worked shoot promos against the company. He was styling himself
as an anti-authority figure in the mold of Stone Cold Steve Austin, and it was getting
over with fans! So WWE looked at that, of course, and decided:
let’s have him grovel to Shane McMahon about money, saying a former Universal Champion
can’t afford to send his kids to college because of a $100,000 fine, and almost completely
ignore the SummerSlam result. Well done, WWE.
The last two months of steadily chipping away at KO’s anti-authority appeal seemed to
be over with the debut episode of SmackDown on Fox, where Owens finally rid the brand
of The OmniShane, beating him in a ladder match and firing McMahon from the show.
And he was rewarded for all that, by being sent to the other brand he didn’t end up
saving. It’s not the worst move, because Owens is
unfortunately in need again of a refresh, but it does also waste the potential of KO
saying he saved the show he’s on, SmackDown, from the clutches of the McMahons, positioning
him as one of the brand’s top babyfaces. Apparently on hearing the news that he was
drafted to Raw on Friday night – as the Draft picks are genuinely kept hidden from the majority
of the wrestlers – Owens was so angry, he cut an “honest” promo to WWE.com. A promo
potentially too honest, because the website never ended up using it – which KO continued
to be angry about on Twitter: “Last night, the @WWE digital team asked
me for my thoughts after I was drafted to #Raw. I gave them a very honest, heartfelt
answer. They decided not to post the footage because I appeared to be angry. I was angry.
I still am. Round 3… Looks like I still have lots to prove.”
Strong words… slightly undermined by his profile picture of his pet cat doing a funny
pose. Poor guy, I wish I could tell him to hang
in there and that everything’s going to be ok.
This week I tweeted former Universal Champion Kevin Owens:
“. @FightOwensFight , I totally understand your frustrations with the WWE Draft. You
put in so much effort on SD, to be taken away when the show becomes the bigger brand. That
said, I have 1 question: Dude wheres El Generico? man’s been missing for like 7 yaers PLEASE
RETWEET OD X” with a picture of a cat hanging off a branch with the caption ‘Hang in there’
in the best font out there, Comic Sans. Still waiting on a reply… he’s probably
busy with all the Raw stuff so… guess I better just take the advice of the cat. Gotta
hang on in there. Look at its little fluffy tummy.
And Owens and EC3 aren’t the only wrestlers raising questions on Twitter about the Draft,
as even before the picks conclude tonight on Raw, Cesaro has tweeted: “Free Agent”.
Despite being part of the first pool of picks, Cesaro wasn’t drafted on Friday’s episode,
and unlike EC3, Eric Young and the B Team, he wasn’t announced for a brand on WWE.com
either. This could mean WWE are ignoring their own
rules and will just end up drafting him on Raw tonight, or it has raised speculation
he could be on his way down to NXT to help it in the Wednesday Night Wars, possibly reuniting
his celebrated Ring of Honor tag team the Kings of Wrestling with Kassius Ohno.
NXT’s Killian Dane certainly seemed excited at the prospect, replying to Cesaro: “Come
fight me.” Cesaro to AEW confirmed.
Or, more appropriately for right now, former ECW and WWE star to AEW confirmed.
Former ECW Champion, and SmackDown and TNA colour commentator Taz has been talking about
returning to announcing in recent weeks on his popular radio show, and now Cody Rhodes
has revealed he’ll be doing it on AEW, tweeting: Joining us as a guest broadcaster for #AEW
DARK in Philadelphia… @OfficialTAZ @AEWrestling – with a graphic saying he’ll be appearing
live at the commentary booth for the dark matches before and after this week’s Dynamite
goes off-air, smartly in former ECW homebase Philadelphia.
This is only a guest spot for now, but if Taz impresses, you’d imagine there’s a
possibility of him becoming full-time for AEW’s second show.
This interestingly follows two snubs by WWE of Taz just this month – first not inviting
him to the 20th anniversary Fox debut show of SmackDown on Friday 4th, which caused him
to tweet: “Thanks! Hey….it’s the same reaction
some might have when they realize I wasn’t invited the BIG anniversary show tomorrow
night.” And reportedly auditioning for the WWE studio
show on Fox, that many believe will go to CM Punk instead.
There’s been huge Jon Moxley news this morning where he’s had to vacate his New Japan title!
Click the video on the right to find out! And what can WWE learn from New Japan’s
version of the Performance Center. A lot, is the answer. Learn more by clicking the
video below that. I’ve been Oli Davis, and that was wrestling.

100 thoughts on “Ex WWE Star To AEW! TOP WWE Star ANGRY At Draft! | WrestleTalk News Oct. 2019”

  1. OLI: Who would be your top draft picks? Let me know in the comments, where I'll be explaining why it's Byron Saxton. Byron Saxton… everywhere.
    WWE Fox Twitter Got Game – 1:42 / WWE Draft Backstage Details – 3:17 / WWE Draft Picks Announced – 4:09 / WWE Stars Angry With Draft – 5:22 / Taz To AEW – 10:16

  2. Hey Ollie, quick question: did you know you were dressed like Billy Batson? I was REALLY hoping you would have yelled out SHAZAM! and transformed into the original Captain Marvel right there in the studio!

  3. As Orton Says WWE is just Stupid now. Stupid. Wasted Rusev. all.of Sanity, Riot Squad. Bobby Lashley. Just terrible booking new smackdown blows. A.E.W has a chance because you book so bad. And then
    word creative and storyline. Lame

  4. My top picks would be Mantaur, Gobbledy Gooker, a new Doink, and Stardust for the men's division. Rock n' Roll Express, The Briscoes, The B-Team, and AOP for the tag division. SCU, New Day, The OC, and Roman Reigns & The Usos for a new trios division. And Becky Lynch, Bayley, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, the IIconics, Carmella, Asuka, Io Shirai, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mandy Rose, and Sonya Deville for the women's/women's tag team division. Main focus would be on the women's division.

  5. who wouldnt get mad. i feel raw getting better treatment then smack down. smack down is now like for the ok wrestler roster. and raw is being treated like…ok everyone we will make a legend out of every single one of you in no time. this year draft is a disaster. you have now three brans. and now your showing which brand will be left behind

  6. I guess the WWE is changing things up I thought Kevin Owens was going to be on NXT? Looking forward to seeing how both Raw and Smackdown shows will look like in the coming months.

  7. KO vs Bray would have been a perfect feud for both of them…

    I hope they bring back smack down vs raw
    Matches for the ppvs like survivor series , summer slam and wrestle mania ..that did build stars..Cena Batista, Umaga lashley n then
    They watered downed it with night of champions etc flop ideas

  8. Not to sound negative but it really doesn't matter who gets drafted where as long as there's still crappy storylines and Vince McMahon meddling

  9. Oh god no! Tazz is one of the worst commentators I've ever had the displeasure to have to listen to. Great wrestler horrendous commentator.

  10. 1. The Fiend YOWWY WOWWY!!!
    2. Ricochet
    3. Aleister Black
    4. KO
    5. Street Profits
    6. Stroman
    7. Nikki Cross
    8. Becky Lynch
    9. Styles
    10. McIntyre
    My top 10 draft picks

  11. Draft Picks? doesn't matter, the following should be fired: Orton, Alicia Fox, R-Truth, EC3, the B Team, Rey Mysterio, Dana Brooke, Heath Slater, the Kanellis's, Michael Cole, Jinder Mahal+Singh Brothers …. i could go on and on and on and ….

  12. a lil off topic. we are heading to wk 3 of aew. n no aew dark ep 2. shame. i wonder how long til talent realize wwe's pay isnt worth the shit wwe gives them.

  13. I was randomly unsubbed about a week ago. Hope that's been fixed. (meaning the bug that unsubbed me. I fixed my subscription lol)

  14. Erik rowan, Luke harper, The chick with the blue tongue (I just forgot her name) will all go to smack down and all become the firefly puppets

  15. Fox executives dont actually give 2 poops about the "draft". It's not an actual sport!! It's a joke to them, they only care about their return on investment and ratings. It's all about their bottomline and I've noticed that most wrestlers resent the fans. On almost every podcast they're on, the "wrestlers" always take shots at the fans by either calling them nerds, Marks, geeks, virgins, pathetic, soyboys, snowflakes etc. And they even have the balls to blame the fans for their wack product!! Konnan and disco inferno are a good example, sasha bank, seth "the manbitch" Rollins and many, many others have done it and still do it. WWE even has the nerve to take away signs from fans "if they're rooting 4 the wrong person's", wwe loves to bait and switch paying customers all the time by falsely promoting wrestlers they know aren't going to be there and they get away with it cause of that card subject to change bs. The worst part of it all is that if you dare to cheer the wrong thing or 4 the wrong person, they'd tell security to "remove" you and kick you out the door without refunding your money!! One day they're gonna try that with the wrong person and all hell will break loose!! There's definitely people out there that aren't just going to let wwe or anyone else just keep their money with no consequences. They have no respect for their fans and have no loyalty to the troops. I just watch podcasts nowadays but I'll skip on the show cuz self respect kinda matters ya know. Stephanie and Co. Even Identify as 1 percenters and talk trash about the 99%. And they mean every word. I just cant and won't support garbage like that. To each is own. To each is own and I know some diehards are gonna troll and talk trash but If you dont know the 3 branches of government, at the very least ,than dont bother commenting and please dont vote cause obviously your stupid.

  16. Why is this such a big deal? They are sub-contractors for a company that only cares about "What have you done for me lately?" Management, FOX, and USA put the rosters together with little or no input from the wrestlers, just to put on a fake trumped up "draft." The only difference between this and a general management decision, is that they don't appear to have told the wrestlers beforehand. This isn't 1980, you can't even fake believability with the internet.

  17. Ugh, just say it's Taz/Tazz that's joining AEW in the title. What the heck do you gain by making it ambiguous??

    I wanna support you guys (and ladies), but you're making it very easy to not care with stuffs like this and the Wrestletalk Twitter account.

  18. Why does ricochet look like a human pencil with a head for an eraser? He's a killer talent but I cannot help seeing him explode into pencil shavings .

  19. How is Telling your boss that he has fucked you over costing your children their college education "Groveling about money" that's more of an everyman angle maybe you guys dont have children?

  20. wwe has so many stars but no plans for them. aew is making stars and has more in store . aew is where these guys should go

  21. I'm assuming EC3 is getting paid well to keep his starpower unavailable to other promotions…and inaccessible to fans…the Mcmahons have always cared very deeply for the fans and have a deeply held respect for wrestling…(it's easier to type with a straight face than say with a straight face)

  22. LOL, dude, i knew K.O when he wrestled in montreal at the beginning of his career. Had you actually tried to talk to him he probably would answer, he is exactly as his character portrays.' Tell it like it is whether you like it or not'. He's really cool. i still have his matches on dvd from IWS and he was great then too.

  23. Kevin Owens Got Rid Of Shane Is He Now Going After Another McMahon? Vince Or Stephanie Or Both? & Then HHH At A Pay Per View….

  24. My draft would have: Alexander, Lashley, Sasha, Ember, Naomi, Shelton, AJ, Ricochet, Black, Ali, Murphy, KO, RKO, The Queen, Andrade, Rusev, Alexis, Carmella, Roman & Brock and Apollo Crews. I'd give the minorities the chance they deserve.

  25. Everyone watch the dark matches. Tazz is legit from the street and one of the best seplexing Champs in all history. Makes Lesnar suplexes look like a joke.

    Mind you he never left commentary as he has a good pod-cast.

    I said my piece.

  26. The draft on smackdown was just really bad tv. I havent seen raw yet but not overly excited if its more of the draft rubbish and i watch most wwe. Id say any first time viewers that tuned into the smackdown draft will NOT come back for another look at the product.

  27. If I had to put one man,woman and tagteam to build my brand with I would go with Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross as my woman tag team The New Day as my man tag team Bray Wyatt as my man superstar and Bailey for my woman superstar

  28. If NXT was involved in the daft then the obvious pick would be the undisputed era because you get 4 superstars with one pick it's just smart picking

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