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Cody Rhodes Reportedly Going To Both ROH And TNA
« on: September 07, 2016, 01:16:07 pm »
Dave Meltzer spoke with Cody at Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s Battle of Los Angeles this weekend, and the former Stardust reportedly has a deal in place with TNA and is planning on working for both TNA and Ring of Honor but will not be under contract to either.

Cody is apparently planning on feuding with Mike Bennett in TNA after the two recently worked together in Northeast Wrestling. Brandi Rhodes, the former Eden, has been doing some of Cody’s ring announcing on the Indy scene, and it sounds like she may appear in TNA as well, possibly in a mini-feud with Bennett’s wife Maria Kanellis.

TNA and ROH are grabbing all the talent the WWE refuses to make stars (Matt Hardy, Ethan Carter III, Aron Rex, etc.)

In this current climate there's really no reason to go to the WWE outside of having a WrestleMania moment. Indie wrestlers make more money than they do in the WWE and get to do their own dates. When in the WWE 75% of what the WWE pays wrestlers goes back into car rentals and hotels, so when you see a person with a $125,000 annual contract he's only after all expenses earns $35,000 a year. Wrestlers makes double that and in cash.
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Re: Cody Rhodes Reportedly Going To Both ROH And TNA
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2016, 01:36:56 pm »
I think it's fascinating that you consider TNA and ROH the indies when for all intents and purposes, they're the second and third biggest promotions in the country.

It's far more fascinating though, that you believe the economic door only swings one way. That people on the indy scene don't spend as much on car rentals or hotels. As if every indy wrestler that has ever said that they make small change on the indy scene (if they get paid at all and aren't just ripped off) and make more money in the bigger promotions has never occurred.

But is TNA is really "grabbing talent WWE refuses to make stars"? Or are they're just doing the same thing they always have: Sign anyone they can no longer under WWE contract because it's star power? And we've seen what results that's produced. Why presume things will change now when they're under bigger financial strain?

And Doc, if you view TNA as attempting to make something of individuals that one feels were misused in the WWE, then what do you call it when they let AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode and Austin Aries go to sign with the WWE?
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