The Sleeping Giant
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Fountain of Dreams
Re: Presenting AOW: Art of War Wrestling - The Greatest Affair
Originally Posted by Wild Pegasus
Will it just be cruiserweights on the confirmed roster, or can we expect surprises?
Expect everything, my friend. This is pro wrestling, after all. Plus, isn't it kinda my job to keep you guessing?
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Spoiler for Those who care for news:
~If it wasn't blatantly obvious enough, the network has indeed confirmed the fact that the upcoming two-hour Supershow will infact be under an intense microscope. How it all turns out will determine whether the promotion gets an extended timeslot ever again, a permanent timeslot extension, ever leaves the Hammerstein, or a PPV schedule.
~With that said, AOW answered this confirmation very subtley, but very strongly - they're already thinking about the future. Reports are going around that as early as this week, dark matches will begin to take place involving some array of Tyson Kidd, DH Smith, Jack Swagger, Nic Nameth, and Carlito Colon. The idea is that the development talents will be called up in the very near future, while Carlito's is just to get rid of any ring rust before what should be his hyped AOW debut. When and how that all goes down yet to be seen.
On some side notes, university is right around the corner for me, so show production will most definately suffer following the Supershow. Hope I don't lose anyone.
The Hammerstein Ballroom – Manhattan, New York City, New York
“Stir the Waters Before The Battle”
Two weeks ago, #1 Contender Rob Van Dam was found lying in a pile of stage equipment, unable to answer any of the attempts to revive him. Later that night, Chris Jericho played Shawn Michaels into his hands like a fiddle, stringing him along into the debut of Paul “The Great” Wright, also putting HBK out of action. Last week, Paul Heyman confirmed that no matter the condition of his opponents, Chris Jericho would have to defend his title come the September 26th Supershow against both men. Now, with the impending Triple Threat looming, both Shawn Michaels and Rob Van Dam are in one piece and in attendance. What can we expect from the men who hope to take down “The Worthy Champion”?
Announced via aohdubya.com, this will be the week to get set for two more title matches! The AOW Cruiserweights have to find themselves tag team partners to compete in the Tag Team Turning Point match come the Supershow, while the AOW Dynasty Championship Tournament is underway! CM Punk and Muhammad Hassan already have a bit of history, and they’ll meet in the first round! On the other side, Rey Mysterio Jr. and Paul Burchill have completely conflicting wrestling styles, not to mention Burchill has his new apprentice in his corner in Brent Albright. Who will be the men who win and face each other come next week?
The awaiting cruiserweights won’t be sitting idle, scrambling to find partners. But the most angry cruiserweight of them all, Gregory Helms, finally made his physical presence known last week, throwing Rey Mysterio aside and throwing his knee into Bryan Danielson’s face. Will Helms be able to find a way into the Turning Point match? And speaking of cruiserweights and tag teams, what’s next for the tag title-less Hooliganz? And with his confrontation with Bobby Lashley just a week ago, what is Christian Cage feeling? Maybe he’s not as alone as it’s been said he is…?
We’re one week away from the biggest show in AOW’s young history, and from a business standpoint, the show that will determine the overall future of the company! With most of the company sitting on a powder keg just waiting for the explosion come the 26th, it’s time to light the match this week. What will the stars of AOW do this week to stir the waters a week before the battle? All of these questions will be answered on the next edition of AOW Wednesday Night Oblivion, 9/8c on FX!!
.:Confirmed for Oblivion:.
~Dynasty Championship Tournament~
Rey Mysterio Jr. v. Paul Burchill w/Brent Albright
CM Punk v. Muhammad Hassan
Rob Van Dam and Shawn Michaels are in attendance