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That cat is probably high as fuck from second hand smoke after being in that dressing room with RVD and Teddy
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Schiavone won't be on the show as much due to Fusion moving to Saturdays.


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Post by Bandit » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:38 pm

Boooooooooooooooooooooooo! He's the best announcer on TV now since he got back into the groove of wrestling announcing a few shows in.

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I'm going to miss Tony because he was the best announcer on TV once he got back into the hang of calling wrestling again. But Corny certainly makes up for it. But too bad they can't announce together.

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MLW is coming to Freesports in the UK

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Post by Bandit » Wed May 08, 2019 9:51 am

The sons of Kevin Von Erich are coming to Major League Wrestling.

"We're able to continue the legacy," added Marshall, who is the younger brother. "It's humbling, we're honored, and it's the perfect timing—we've never been this ready for this big a stage before."

Ross and Marshall are the sons of the legendary Kevin Von Erich. Kevin and the Von Erich family were chronicled on an episode of Viceland's Dark Side of the Ring last week. The episode looked at the tragedy of the Von Erichs. All five of Kevin's brothers died premature deaths, three by suicide.

"The Von Erich name is not a burden," said Ross, who is the elder brother at 30. "We are grateful for our name, it's a blessing to be a Von Erich. God gave us the right equipment, and we're going to go out there and do our best."

MLW sent us the press release regarding their signing:

Major League Wrestling sign Ross and Marshall Von Erich
The Texas born athletes ink multi-year deal; will debut June 1st in Milwaukee at FURY ROAD

NEW YORK -- Ross and Marshall Von Erich have joined Major League Wrestling, signing a multi-year deal with the promotion this week. The sons of Kevin Von Erich have emerged as accomplished wrestlers, competing around the world including for Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan, Israel, Australia, the United Kingdom as well as in their home state of Texas.

League officials can confirm that the 3rd generation grapplers will make their MLW debut June 1st in Milwaukee at FURY ROAD.

Earlier today, Sports Illustrated broke the news with a report, featuring exclusive comments from the Von Erichs and MLW CEO Court Bauer.

"Ross and Marshall are not only world-class athletes but world-class people," said MLW CEO Court Bauer. "I look forward to seeing their journey as they write a new chapter and usher in the future for their family and for pro wrestling fans around the world."

About Ross and Marshall Von Erich:

Born in Denton County, Texas and now fighting out of Kauai, Hawaii, Ross and Marshall Von Erich are premier professional wrestlers. Dangerous competitors both in singles competition as well as a franchise tag team unit, the brothers have aspirations of both singles and tag team gold.

The massive 6'4" 250-pound Marshall Von Erich loves three things: surfing, fishing and fighting. Without a doubt, the younger and physically bigger brother is a certified Hawaiian hoss. Combining explosive power with speed and agility, very few if any can match the charismatic grappler's fusion of styles, especially at his size.

A strategist inside the ring, Ross wastes no movement, systematically focusing on his opponents' weaknesses until they are too tired to endure his blitzing offense. Featuring fast and furious brawling, cutting-edge grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsui mat work, his arsenal also includes uncanny aerial attacks.

Proud and serious, Ross Von Erich mixes technical wrestling, brawling, MMA and aerial attacks to make for a customized hybrid wrestling style.

Grappling and learning new techniques on the beaches of Kauai from their father, Kevin Von Erich, these Texas born bad asses are a force to reckon with.

Preferring to fight barefoot, like his father, Marshall is a 3rd generation grappler. Similar to his father, Marshall also possesses one of the best dropkicks in the sport, attaining a vertical leap that would put most athletes to shame. Shocking fans and devastating opponents with his signature moonsault, Marshall is exceptional in every way.

A top-level wrestler in both singles and tag team competition, Ross and Marshall fight for his family's name and their future.

When not wrestling, the brothers can be found spending time with his family on their ranch in Hawaii, enjoying surfing, spear fishing and innovating new high flying moves off of waterfalls.

Growing up in Denton County (just outside Dallas), Marshall and Ross would tussle all over the family's Texas ranch with hopes of one day wrestling in front of large crowds around the world. However, their legendary father, Kevin Von Erich, didn't want his sons to grow up too fast. So much so he hid the weights in the barn at their Denton County farm and encouraged the boys to enjoy life. Wrestling would come soon enough if it was meant to be.

Both impressive athletes from an early age, the brothers exceed in all sports, Ross in football and Marshall at discus throwing.

In 2007, the entire Von Erich clan moved to Kauai, Hawaii, the state's northernmost island where the brothers Ross and Marshall would begin their journey to become pro wrestlers.

Training under their father's watchful eye on his Hawaiian farm, the brothers quickly took to professional wrestling. This would lead Ross and Marshall on a journey around the world to train and learn from some of the sport's best, including Harley Race.

The brothers' time training with Race in Missouri was invaluable. The brothers not only learned key fundamentals but world class technical and brawling skills from the hall of famer, which would serve them well in the years to come.

From Race's camp in Missouri, Ross and Marshall would go on an excursion to Japan where they would live for the better part of two years in the Pro Wrestling NOAH dojo.

Under the tutelage of Naomichi Marufuji, the Von Erichs mastered the art of puroresu(Japanese wrestling). On and off for two years, Ross and Marshall would train and compete in one of Japan's most competitive and prestigious wrestling circuits both in singles and tag team competition.

Competing around the world, including Israel, England, Australia as well as stateside in their home state of Texas, the rise of the 3rdgeneration of Von Erichs heralded a new era for the family. One of triumph, tranquility and hope. Along the way, they even collected championship gold in Texas and abroad.

In 2019, Ross crossed over into film, appearing in Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Hobbs and Shaw action movie. The brothers were also spotlighted in VICE's Dark Side of The Ringseries, representing a new hope for a new chapter in the family's fabled story in the sport.

Believing in the mantra to always look forward, never backward, Ross and Marshall have embraced their destiny: the fight for their family's name and their future.

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Post by Bandit » Mon May 13, 2019 2:10 am

I'm surprised he didn't go to AEW, he could have had some good matches with Kenny. But I guess MLW has more money than we thought.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Mon May 13, 2019 2:04 pm

Or there are people at AEW that don't like him.

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Post by Bandit » Mon May 13, 2019 11:38 pm

I think he's kind of unpopular in general, isn't he? I think he leaves everywhere on bad terms. Great wrestler, though. I'd love to see him wrestle Kenny. I don't know if AEW is separating Juniors from Heavyweights. They really don't need to because everybody is small by old American wrestling standards. Aries is short, but I don't think he'd look especially small next to most of the guys they signed so far. WWE enthusiasts have been joking on social media they should make Billy Gunn their Andre (Assdre?)

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Re: The MLW Thread

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Bandit wrote:
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I think he's kind of unpopular in general, isn't he?
It seems that way. Sounds like he can be difficult to work with backstage.

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Re: The MLW Thread

Post by Bandit » Tue May 14, 2019 2:35 am

Yeah, vegans aren't the happiest of people sometimes.

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If you get excited for cauliflower something is wrong with you.

That's good they hired Charlie Bruzzese. He's very underrated. Heyman gets all of the credit for ECW, but he was their secret weapon. He put together a TV show every week on a shoestring budget that looked great for its time. He also did all of those cool ECW music videos. And the promos that made Hardcore TV so cool in the 90s. AEW has Keith Mitchell, the guy who did World Class with Mickey Grant and went on to do Nitro when Nitro was cutting edge. So it's great some unsung heroes are getting their due. Mitchell also produced Impact and while so many years were shit it still looked good in the Spike years before the production budget was cut badly (those Destination America shows looked like public access at times.)

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