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NXT DOING A TONY KHAN CHARACTER, SOME PEOPLE SHOULD STAY OFF OF SOCIAL MEDIA, YOU KNOW IT’S FAKE AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2020-01-13 10:00:00

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Robert Stone in NXT looks a lot like AEW’s Tony Khan.  Do you think WWE did that on purpose?

Well all they really did was put a pair of glasses on the former Robbie E.  He looks like how he looks.  But his character has the potential to morph into a Khan-like character  given he has come in as a rich type making big claims.  We will see how it goes.

Speaking of Tony Khan, I heard what you said about the wording he used talking about the chance he gave Dave Brown to call the match on Dynamite.  It rubbed me the wrong way too.  Can you please tell Tony how you would have said it?

First, Tony is the rich one so he isn’t going to listen to me.  But I will give my two cents on this.  He said, in response to a tweet from Dave Brown, “Thank you, Dave. It was an honor to work with you + set it up for you to call your first live nationally televised match after all of the thousands of bouts you’ve called since you started in wrestling in 1967. As we agreed last night, you’ll be back in @AEWrestling, my friend!”  If it were me I would have said: “Thank you, Dave. It was an honor to work with you.  I can’t wait until you can come back and work with us in the future!”  I think it reads a lot nicer that way.

What are your thoughts on the Tessa Blanchard twitter controversy, and how should Impact Wrestling handle it?

Honestly, it’s a she said, she (they) said right now to me. Whatever happened, if anything, happened in the past.  At this point I don’t think there is anything for Impact to handle unless new provable evidence comes along that defines the issue.  Obviously, if something happens on their watch, then they have to deal with it.  But right now, as I write this on Sunday, we don’t know what, if anything, really happened so Impact really doesn’t have to do anything in my opinion.  That could change in the future though.

Over the past year or two, we have seen people in the wrestling industry like Corey Graves and Dave Meltzer repeatedly put their feet in their mouths on Twitter, resulting in them issuing apologies that seem half-hearted or forced, and in some cases not really apologizing.  Looking ahead to 2020, in order to avoid such situations, who in the industry do you think is in the most need of a Twitter moderator?

Man, that is a loaded question.  I see so many people in the business (and in general) lose all good sense when they go on social media.  I have no idea why they lack restraint.  The problem with people that do that is they would never listen to the moderator anyway.  They would bypass the person and post the stuff that they wanted to anyway.  Plus if I mention someone they would social media bomb me and I just don’t need to be bothered by dimwits. 

I often get the response of “you know it’s fake right” when I say I am a wrestling fan, my response often is…”so is Star Wars” It is a form of scripted or rehearsed form of entertainment just like every tv, and film made. Why do you think people often take a crap on wrestling as a form of entertainment, when in my opinion it is just like going to a show at the theatre or a concert whether it be big or small show the entertainment can and most likely always is there.

Honestly?  Some people are pompous windbags that look down on people that like wrestling.  Much like the dopes on Twitter I mentioned about, they aren’t worth wasting your time on.

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