The Sleeping Giant
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Fountain of Dreams
Re: Presenting AOW: Art of War Wrestling - The Greatest Affair
Thanks for the feed guys, espcially the out of the blue one from ya, Spiron. Very much appreciated.
It's news/preview time. First a bit more news...
And now the preview, again presented by aohdubya.com (yes - it does sound redneckish )
Spoiler for News:
~The build into the 2-hour edition of Oblivion in late September is seen as crucial to the network. After being granted the extended time editon a mere two weeks into the program, we've gained knowledge that the first extended show wasn't supposed to be until mid-October as a 'season finale' of sorts. With Heyman's pitch, he reportedly reminded executives that wrestling is a yearly event that doesn't 'have an off-season or time to film the next season. We're live every week for a reason'. This, among other things said by Heyman, gave the network enough faith in Heyman to give him the green light. It's also being felt that any chance at a PPV schedule hinges on the results of this 2-hour program.
~After reporting that Rikishi had signed a short-term contract with teh company, we were able to confirm that Rikishi will be used as a coach for development. This leaves the developmental staff as Dean Malenko, Lance Storm, Rikishi, and Finlay, with Mick Foley possibly being a part as well, although given his new on-screen authority, may not be the case. There's been other talks involving Al Snow and D'Lo Brown for similar roles as well, with them, as well as Malenko, having experience as road agents once AOW is able to leave the Hammerstein.
Aiming for Monday/Tuesday-ish again. Hope I haven't driven anyone away yet.
The Hammerstein Ballroom – Manhattan, New York City, New York
“Respect is a Duel”
Last week, we saw the decimated body of Rob Van Dam at the hands of potentially anyone. We then saw Shawn Michaels make his case known to new General Manager, Mick Foley. But bigger than both of those men was Chris Jericho staying ‘one…step…ahead’ of all of his foes – by unleashing “The Great” one on us all. When it looked like Shawn Michaels might have had a World title match in the bag, Paul “The Great” Wright made his presence known by KOing the Heart Break Kid instantly and affirmatively. Now, with this dastardly alliance of strength and strategy, how will the AOW roster react? Was it this new tandem that took out Rob Van Dam? What is to come of Shawn Michaels, or for that matter, the AOW Word Heavyweight Championship? Wednesday night on Oblivion, Chris Jericho assures these questions will be answered.
Also last week, General Manager Mick Foley went to work getting ready for he, Paul Heyman, and AOW’s biggest date yet – the 2-hour edition of Oblivion set to come on September 26th. “Matchmaker Mick” has already confirmed that the AOW Cruiserweight and Dynasty Championship voids will be filled, but by whom? He also confirmed a new match concept – the “Yin v. Yang” match, defined as the “Newcomers v. Veterans”. What better way to kick the concept into motion by having Bryan Danielson, the billed “Best in the World”, facing off against Rey Mysterio.
Foley was busy last week, also confirming that the AOW World Tag Team Championships void would be filled. Not on September 26th. But THIS WEEK!!! The stellar contests of respect between the World’s Greatest Tag Team and The Hooliganz haven’t gone unnoticed, but GM Mick has upped the ante – to a LADDER MATCH!!! The stakes never higher, the risks never amplified, and competition unmatched in the wrestling world. Who will become the FIRST EVER AOW World Tag Team Champions?
Paul Heyman couldn’t give Samoa Joe his bout with Finlay, and evidently, neither can Mick Foley. What’s Joe’s next move? Also on Oblivion, Christian Cage still seeks answers, Paul Burchill wishes to resolve his ‘apprentice’ dilemma, and Finlay makes his AOW debut, with or without Joe. Don’t miss the guaranteed most action packed edition of AOW Wednesday Night Oblivion in company history, at 9/8c only on FX!
.:Confirmed for Oblivion:.
Rey Mysterio Jr. v. Bryan Danielson
~To crown the FIRST EVER AOW World Tag Team Champions~
The World’s Greatest Tag Team v. The Hooliganz
Chris Jericho sheds some light