AEW could really benefit from any female wrestlers released by the WWE. That is AEW's main weakness. Riho, who was their first champion, looks like she's 90 lbs soaking wet and uses stomps of all things as a finisher. Nyla Rose, who is their current champion, reminds me of Nia Jax, and not in a good way.
They do have several talented female wrestlers, but could benefit from an injection of more.
I just found out The Talkin Shop podcast came back a few weeks back .... Gallows and Anderson are two of the funniest guys besides what they did for Southpaw wrestling they never really had their personalities come out on WWE TV.
They talk a little about being released but spent most of the last episode talking about Howard Finkel passing. The Fink did a lot of the early episodes of their podcast.
Recently read The Mighty LWF: The True Story of the Renegade Chicago Wrestling Promotion by CM Venom (2014) dwells heavily into the promotion that CM Punk started with.
The more I learn about Punk the more I see him as a liar. The book was written with no agenda that I can see and basically so far under the radar that I hadn't heard of it till it was mentioned off handed in a podcast. Punk has claimed for years that his brother stole this money from the promotion he started. (See the Best in the World documentary and is interview on WTF w Marc Maron )....but his brother owned up to it before being found out. CM Venom and the LWF was willing to forgive and but not forget. Punk disowned his brother over it.
Punk later would be kicked out of the LWF over his tactics (splitting the locker room running his own agenda ) and his response was to empty the bank account steal all of the equipment and start his own promotion. LWF got the equipment back but because he was one of many signers on the bank account he legally hadn't broken the law. Truth be told both Brooks brothers stole from LWF one owned up to it the other split w the money.
The book also counters Punks claims of a abusive home-life and his father being an alcoholic. CM Venom writes that he spent more time at Punk's house than his own. Even without the Punk stuff ( really overall he is a minor minor part) its an interesting book that is well written about a bunch of guys who started as backyard guys who became a legit company and all of the problems, betrayals and the whacky fun of it.
Edited by John Harrison on 04 June 2020 at 12:12am