Re: NXG - NeX Generation Wrestling
NeX Generation Wrestling
- Prologue Pt. 2 -
- June 14, 2009 -
Three months after the foundation for NeX Generation Wrestling had been laid by Mikey Alvarez, Eric Bischoff, and Donald Trump, the world found out about their enterprise. TMZ cameras had caught the four men having dinner together the night before at the popular Beverly Hills restaurant, Mr. Chow, and as soon as it was posted on their webite that Trump was eating with the former owners of WCW and ECW, the internet wrestling community exploded with this information.
Immediately, the bloggers and forum members began to give their opinions on what this meant. Some instantly called it another company for those that didn't make it in WWE, or that it would be a failure, but some of the more positive members kept an open mind about the project, hoping that the geniouses of Heyman and Bischoff could produce new and exciting storylines that were becoming a rarity in WWE and TNA these days.
But behind the scenes of NXG, the creative heads had been hard at work, traveling weekly to meet with wrestlers. So far, most of their meetings with independent talent saw them secure yet another name to add to their growing roster. Joining Goldberg and Raven would be Elijah Burke, Johnny Devine, Paul London, Ace Steel, Petey Williams, Shannon Moore, and for their women's division, Rain and Roxxi.
They went after the larger names currently employed by WWE and TNA first, already having held meetings with CM Punk, AJ Styles, Rey Mysterio, Mickie James, and Booker T, to name a few. Some accepted the meetings mostly out of friendship with Heyman and Bischoff, and not genuine interest in leaving their employer. However, by the end of their meetings, the men felt confident that they'd at least made a strong case for NXG. Afterwards, they segued into the smaller names with meetings, and some had seemed very pleased with what they heard.
- XXX -
- June 26, 2009 -
This statement from the website came as a surprise to most of the internet wrestling community, but it soon passed and everyone started discussing about where these men could end up. Could they be heading to TNA, where Ron Killings was once a World Champion there? Could they end up at ROH, a promotion where James Gibson once held their top title? Or, could they be signed by the promotion being started by Heyman, Bischoff, Trump, and an unrecognizable man with long hair?
World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms with the release of Gregory Helms, Jamie Noble, Jimmy Wang Yang, R-Truth, and The Brian Kendrick. We wish them the best in their future endeavors.
- XXX -
- August 7, 2009 -
From the Wrestling Observer:
- It is being reported that Amazing Red has asked for his release from TNA Wrestling. Red returned to TNA in April after taking a year off from wrestling, but has apparently become discontent with how chaotic things are behind the scenes, what with Jeff Jarrett being sent home, and Kurt Angle gaining more backstage control.
- Consequently, other names from TNA have reportedly become increasingly frustrated with how things are being handled backstage, and with the television product. The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley) are two such names, and it is being said that even AJ Styles has been less than his usual pleasant demeanor.