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Reality Check: Could AJ Styles Make It Big in the WWE?

AJ Styles New Look Biker Joins Aces and EightsFor the last few weeks, the rumors have been swirling around the future of the Phenomenal One AJ Styles. Styles, one of the “TNA Originals”, has recently been embroiled in contract negotiations with the company that revolve primarily around his pay. Styles signed a short-term contract extension with the company that would get him through the Bound For Glory PPV event, but beyond that the future is uncertain. Of course, with that comes rampant speculation that Styles may very soon find himself in another company, maybe even the WWE. And why not, right? The WWE is the premier sports entertainment promotion in the world, and has some of the best performers in the business. CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, these are all guys that were transfers from other promotions who have enjoyed main event story lines. Surely a multiple-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and TNA World Heavyweight Champion would do pretty well with the wrestling giant, right? (more…)

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Money in the Bank vs. The King of the Ring (New vs. Old)

Download Money in the Bank King of the Ring Free StreamOne of the most important things in the wrestling business is to be consistent with making new stars for the future. We’ve seen this play a major part in the downfall of companies like WCW, TNA, and even WWE had a period of being extremely guilty about it. WWE, however, has usually had one plan that they could rely on to start launching someone from relative obscurity to superstardom; to varying levels of success of course. From 1993 to 2002 (and various years it returned) we had the King of the Ring. A single-elimination tournament consisting of a prime selection of current stars just chomping at the bit for that one big opportunity. From 2005 to the present we have the Money in the Bank. A high-action multi-man ladder match where the prize is a contract for a world title match at any point in a calendar year after the victory. (more…)

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