evilpaz wrote:It's probably been said before (or blatantly obvious) but a 32 man tourney would cost WAAAAAAAAY too much money for the 6 fed-heads. You can have 16 and utilize them in different matches all three days rather than seeing a few of them twice on two days.. or something.
TigerDriver98 wrote:evilpaz wrote:It's probably been said before (or blatantly obvious) but a 32 man tourney would cost WAAAAAAAAY too much money for the 6 fed-heads. You can have 16 and utilize them in different matches all three days rather than seeing a few of them twice on two days.. or something.
Not really. If you look at the May 6th show, it features 26 wrestlers and that is minus the originally scheduled Briscoes Brothers and Davey Richards, so 29 it would have been. And that's just one normal PWG show.
So It's not at all unlikely that for a triple shot, they'd be able to add the needed wrestlers to fill a 32 man tourney.
They did say, it would be their "biggest show ever" and I don't see that being the case with a 16 man tourney drawn out over 3 days. I have a feeling PWG is going to go all out with these shows, and blow our collective minds.
evilpaz wrote:It's probably been said before (or blatantly obvious) but a 32 man tourney would cost WAAAAAAAAY too much money for the 6 fed-heads.
Obviously bad luck played a part, in the form of injuries etc., but really winning BOLA just looks like a huge aberration in Bosh's otherwise pretty unimpressive singles career.
Not really. Only one reall major injury hurt Bosh's run, and he hasn't been made to look horrible as you always seem to make it out on DVDR.
Most of his loses stemmed from dirty tactics, or things that took a lot to put him away.
People keep looking at him losing a lot, but they fail to realize that Bosh has been made to look like an underdog who looks like a threat to Joey.
PWG is obviously going somewhere with this, and you can't rule out anything that has been done yet till you know when they've gotten to where they wanted to go to.
And having a big name indy worker wouldn't do anything to bring prestige to the tournament. Having people from around the world, and then having a young SoCal guy win it helps establish that person. The TPI tournaments have always been about putting the younger and upcoming talent over, and it's a formula that's worked for years. When AJ Styles won it, nobody liked it as it took away from that. It wasn't special. Same with the Super 8.
WrestlingFanMatt wrote:No disrespect to Sky but if anyone local is gonna win BOLA i'm going with Davey Richards to be the guy. I know he's gonna be working back East and that but still he's yet to get that one big win in PWG and that could be his shot. Plus, I think it could be the perfect way to start a feud with Dragon and him if PWG wants to.
The Masked Akeem wrote:WrestlingFanMatt wrote:
"No disrespect to Sky but if anyone local is gonna win BOLA i'm going with Davey Richards to be the guy. I know he's gonna be working back East and that but still he's yet to get that one big win in PWG and that could be his shot. Plus, I think it could be the perfect way to start a feud with Dragon and him if PWG wants to."
The one thing about the Super Dragon & Davey Richards team is that everyone and their maternal grandfather expects a breakup and feud at some point. And in my eyes, that's exactly the reason it should never ever happen.
It's so obviously predictable, and frankly unnecessary at this time. Super Dragon, storywise, has seemingly never been able to keep a "friend" for very long at all. Davey Richards may be the first and only partner/friend who hasn't turned on him in who knows how long.
It's a common pro wrestling angle that tag partners have to feud against each other eventually. But very often, those splits and subsequent feuds, don't draw very well. Think of all the classic tag teams from the past, and then think about how successful those feuds truly were, and if they helped elevate either person in that feud.
WannaB wrote:I think Taro should come out of retirement and win the whole damn thing.
Last summer, Bosh was possibly the most over wrestler in PWG. Every show, he'd get nuclear, sustained heat. Now he gets occasional chants, but in general he has much less heat. I'd say there are at least a dozen workers who get better and more consistent heat than he does. You may not call that "looking horrible", but I do.
True. But first of all, let's be clear about his PWG singles record. He went 4-0 at the Battle of Los Angeles. That's ONE MORE SINGLES WIN THAN HE'S GOTTEN IN THE REST OF HIS PWG SINGLES CAREER. And since BOLA, he's gone 2-10, and failed to capture the PWG Title on six different occasions. Christ, he's even eaten all the pins for Arrogance since they got back together.
Sure -- he loses to dirty tactics a lot. All PWG faces do. But the top-card, pushed faces win *despite* dirty tactics. Bosh never does.
There's absolutely no way that Bosh looks like more of a threat to Joey than any other of Joey's challengers. Seriously. *Every* challenger has had Joey beaten, only to lose to some chicanery. If you look at how each challenger has been booked, probably the only guy that's been presented as *less* of a threat to Joey's title is the Tornado.
I don't think they're going anywhere with it anymore, and if they are, it's a big mistake. This isn't "face who has to struggle to get the belt"; this is "face who simply can't get the job done", and it's reflected in his loss of heat. Shit, Bosh isn't even the most-pushed singles worker on his own team at this point.
They may have their reasons, but be honest: PWG has decided to remove Bosh from the uppercard. There's no long-term story planning that could justify robbing Bosh of all his momentum and all of his heat.
I disagree -- I like that Styles won TPI, and that Daniels again won the Super 8.
In kayfabe terms, tourneys like these are much more meaningful if you're consistent about demonstrating the hierarchies of the workers. I'm not saying a big name should win it every year -- hell, if they'd stuck with Bosh afterwards, he would've been the right call last year. I'm just saying that if Scorp wins this year (as I'm expecting he will), and, say, Koslov wins in '07, fans in the South, Northeast, whatever, will be very slightly less interested in BOLA as an ongoing phenomenon.
Right now, it's in position to be the premier singles tournament on the independent scene -- bigger than the Super 8, bigger than TPI. Having some big names up top would really help cement that reputation.
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