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    Posted: 26/November/2017 at 21:01
Good morning/afternoon/evening/that hour that you stumble home drunk that doesn't actually exist when you're sober,

This is my thread for rampant, narcissistic self-promotion. I'll be posted my articles from PWTorch and maybe a few other things that make me look good, or bad depending on which side of the fence I'm on.

So, to start with, I'm doing a series on Fridays that essentially covers a list of WWE wrestlers that I believe could be more successful if they left the company. This week I've been looking at Neville. Opening paragraphs and link below:

To say that Neville was never given a push would be a complete fabrication. As one of the first NXT tag Champions and one of the earliest Cruiserweight Champions, Neville has been consistently positioned high on the card of whatever show he was on at the time. Almost since his debut, Neville was placed in the ring with big names and, using a combination of his immense potential and the actualised talent of those competing with him, he was able to put on tremendous performances that rallied the crowd hugely behind him.

If I said that Neville was one of the best talents in WWE right now, I don’t think you’d find many people ready to dispute it. He is undeniably charismatic, completely unique in his offense, and developing quickly with his mic skills. Neville has all of the tools necessary to be the next Shawn Michaels, the next Seth Rollins, the next A.J. Styles.

https://www.pwtorch.com/site/2017/11/24/colohue-winner-leaves-town-neville-wwe-talent-better-elsewhere/



Edited by Tom Colohue - 26/November/2017 at 21:01
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This week's Roman Reignsometer:

For a while now, since just after WrestleMania effectively, Roman Reigns has not been the top story in the WWE. Samoa Joe has had his moment. Jinder Mahal has had what feels like a lifetime. Shinsuke Nakamura, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, Braun Strowman, and A.J. Styles have all been in that top spot. Kurt Angle has had more pay-per-view main events than Roman Reigns has had since WrestleMania. That’s the world that we live in.

Today, everything was made right with the world. Today, for the first time in forever, Roman Reigns opened Raw with a promo in what is now the typical Roman Reigns style (short, confident, plenty of empty space for the fans to boo) with no Kurt Angle, no Stephanie McMahon, and no Shield. Roman, The Guy, The Big Dog, The Roman Empire, The Big Guy, The Dog Empire, I could go on but I won’t. But I could.

https://www.pwtorch.com/site/2017/11/28/monday-night-reigns-o-meter-43-tracking-roman-reignss-ability-beat-odds-come-top/



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Yesterday's Winner Leaves Town focussed on Kalisto.

Was going to be Breezango but then they retweeted me and Road Dogg too and that tweet went huge so that would be rude.

For someone who has only just started to feature in WWE with any real prominence, Kalisto actually has a lot about him worth talking about. Over on Smackdown Kalisto had a moderately promising position, going up against Baron Corbin in a surprisingly good chairs match at TLC in December.

Afterwards Kalisto and Apollo Crews went up against Dolph Ziggler and I think the less said about that the better.

https://www.pwtorch.com/site/2017/12/01/colohue-winner-leaves-town-kalisto-wwe-talent-better-elsewhere/

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Originally posted by Tom Colohue Tom Colohue wrote:

Good morning/afternoon/evening/that hour that you stumble home drunk that doesn't actually exist when you're sober,

This is my thread for rampant, narcissistic self-promotion. I'll be posted my articles from PWTorch and maybe a few other things that make me look good, or bad depending on which side of the fence I'm on.

So, to start with, I'm doing a series on Fridays that essentially covers a list of WWE wrestlers that I believe could be more successful if they left the company. This week I've been looking at Neville. Opening paragraphs and link below:

<p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.25rem; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: " Sans", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: line; color: rgb0, 0, 0; : rgb255, 255, 255;">To say that Neville was never given a push would be a complete fabrication. As one of the first NXT tag Champions and one of the earliest Cruiserweight Champions, Neville has been consistently positioned high on the card of whatever show he was on at the time. Almost since his debut, Neville was placed in the ring with big names and, using a combination of his immense potential and the actualised talent of those competing with him, he was able to put on tremendous performances that rallied the crowd hugely behind him.

<p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.25rem; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: " Sans", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: line; color: rgb0, 0, 0; : rgb255, 255, 255;">If I said that Neville was one of the best talents in WWE right now, I don’t think you’d find many people ready to dispute it. He is undeniably charismatic, completely unique in his offense, and developing quickly with his mic skills. Neville has all of the tools necessary to be the next Shawn Michaels, the next Seth Rollins, the next A.J. Styles.

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A good read that mate.

I’m a big Neville fan, I see a lot of RVD in him who I’m also a huge fan of as he worked a similar innovative high risk style and also faced the same issues as Neville in WWE, he struggled to adjust his ring style and faced criticism when fans said he watered his work down too much and became lazy and predictable. But like Neville he just got a bit lost in the land of the giants, he couldn’t squeeze his way into a top spot and got lost in the shuffle.

I agree Neville has huge earning potential on the indie circuit. I would hope he would avoid the sinking ship that is Impact Wrestling, his best shout would be the ROH/New Japan combo coupled with the freedom to work the abundance of British and US indy shows.

I hope he works things out with WWE, this is mostly for selfish reasons as I don’t really follow the indie scene or Japan and just watch WWE but with the right booking Neville can do big things in WWE and I do think his frustration is unjustified as he’s always been used prominently I think this is largely due to him not getting a slice of Wrestlemania royalties and then being booked to job to Enzo was the tip of the iceberg.
A move to Smackdown would be the right move for him, a less flooded main event scene and plenty of scope for great matches there. Neville has shown with his heel persona he has charisma and his mic skills are developing, this is something he didn’t display in NXT and I always feared it would hold him back, but as he has rectified that hole in his game I don’t see why he can’t go far. WWE just need to give him the ball and let him run with it and just hope he can remain free of injury.
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Honestly I'd love to see him on Smackdown. If Balor/Joe/Cesaro/Rollins do move over as seems likely then they could put together a solid main event scene once you add in AJ, Nakamura, Zayn, Owens and the like. 

Just caught myself salivating at the prospect a bit there.

Today's Reignsometer:

Of course I first have to apologise for last week. Last week my internet went down and, as you might expect, my world imploded. This laptop is my world, my home, my WWE universe, I tell you! I take it to bed, to the movies, to the bathroom. It is my connection to the outside world, my partner in crime, it keeps me warm at night – I really should fix the fan.

With no internet I naturally invented a brand new dance to show my intense Roman Reigns fandom. I call it, the Roman. Swerve, I know. You basically just punch the ground and howl for twenty minutes. I wouldn’t recommend it; my hand is basically a pancake at this point.

https://www.pwtorch.com/site/2017/12/12/monday-night-reigns-o-meter-44-tracking-roman-reignss-ability-beat-odds-come-top/




Edited by Tom Colohue - 12/December/2017 at 22:13
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