Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/01/14/rar-1-13-20-buddy-christ/
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John Pollock is solo this week as he reviews WWE Raw from Lexington, Kentucky.
WWE Raw saw the addition of a new member joining Seth Rollins and AOP, the first-ever Fist Fight, the third match involving Aleister Black and Buddy Murphy, a pointless segment involving Brock Lesnar, Liv Morgan comes to the aid of Rusev, and a three-way match with Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles vs. Drew McIntyre.
Plus, Pollock shares his thoughts on the NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II card and the Impact Wrestling Hard to Kill event.
NEWS OF THE DAY:
Ring of Honor adds Jay White to Supercard of Honor in Lakeland, FL
The fallout from the weekend involving Tessa Blanchard
Marty Scurll staying with Ring of Honor
Gabe Sapolsky and David Starr go back-and-forth
Photos Courtesy: WWE
Rewind-A-Raw Theme by Colby John: soundcloud.com/colbyjohn
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So… a Fist Fight match in WWE is just another name for a No Holds Barred/No DQ match?
And don’t get me wrong, it was even a fun match, but WTF with this name?
Great show @johnpollock - love the title. Very fitting as I’m listening to the show - traveling for work and stopped for my coffee here on the way:
I am so disappointed that @johnpollock didn’t read the Gabe tweets in character.
When David Starr was having a go at not paying the performers, was he meaning these unpaid opportunities or were performers not paid but were supposed to
My take is more so bringing to the surface these unpaid “positions” and exposing the promoters who abuse these types of roles in their company.
IE: I’ve also heard complaints from many independent wrestlers that they are often not given any chance unless they pay to attend “seminars” typically being presented by a legend or known name about how to “make it in the business” who is also working with the promotion and being given a pay-day. Not that there’s anything inherently wrong or non-beneficial to the talent but often feel the practice (as well as the unpaid positions) are predatory to the performers.
Effy has a great episode on the podcast - We The Independent detailing his experience. I’d recommend to anyone to listen as it really informs you more on the life of an independent performer and how they can take back the control on their career.