Steve Yohe wrote:Who has Brian Cage beaten? I've only been going to PWG for 16 months but he's seems like a PWG jobber to me. I've missed a couple of shows but why is he getting a title match? If Cage wins it will kill the boxoffice. Couldn't you do better?
Is PWG not able to bring in outside talent anymore? Are we just going to be getting locals from now on?
How long before Willie Mack gets the title? He works Ok but isn't someone to base a promotion on. Having Hero jobing to him was a joke. He is fine, just keep him out of mainevents.
Can't you get a woman for Candice LeRae to wrestle?
Who owns PWG? Is it just a promotion to put over 5 local talents?
I love going to the PWG cards but it seems there's a talent drain going on without Claudio, Hero, Tozawa, & Richards around.
There's nothing wrong with moving local talent up the ladder if they deserved it. Brian Cage has had an amazing few months and his match against Bonham at the 2010's Seven anniversary show was part of an amazing start. Willie Mack is very local and he's likely going to be the next PWG champ and Davey, Steen and Roddy wouldn't put over a guy that they believed would fail.
Steve, you need to chill out. You're a backseat booker and an audience member. Just be an audience member and enjoy the show or stop coming.
Steve, if you've been going to shows for 16 months, it would be pretty obvious that the crowd loves this dude. myself included. A little homo. Him getting a title shot isn't going to be a flop. But maybe that's why they went out of their way to book 3 other awesome, highly anticipated matches. I'd rather see Cage get built up to a World Title shot, but it's smart booking. He may never be more over than he is right now, why not cash in on that? Mack is getting a slow build for a huge first Title match down the line. You can't slow play EVERY up and coming guy with a bright future.
And yeah, PWG just totally stopped bringing in outside talent. Callahan, SSB, Ricochet, Dick Togo, Finlay and Elgin totally don't count.
For a loose comparison, think about ROH and Tyler Black. When he got his first ROH title shot against Nigel back in '08, he was nothing more than a tag team guy, who impressed but was nowhere near the level of the World title. Then he went out there and made you believe (obviously with Nigel's help) that he could've won the belt on numerous occasions in the match. I see the same thing happening with this match, and I can't fucking wait.
And Itchy, those three guys do not give a shit whether they win or not, or pick nits about who they're asked to put over. They get the same amount of money whether they win or lose, it makes no difference to them. And making money, earning a living for yourself through wrestling, is their goal. As it well should be.