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  • News regarding post-WrestleMania talent cuts and developmental call-ups...

    - WWE officials are getting ready to call up at least 2 stars from NXT after WrestleMania 29. Regarding the usual round of releases around WrestleMania time, there hasn't been much talk about anyone getting cut this year.

    Read more at http://www.lordsofpain.net/news/wwe/...3Q2hd5j6jW5.99



    Kassius Ohno is due for a call-up. as is one or two of the Divas down in developmental.

    I don't think they released anyone on-mass last year like usual. Several Divas and some developmental talent requested releases or had contracts run out. I think they only fired Buggy Nova and Trent Baretta.

    If they do release some this year, guys like Ted DiBiase Jr., Ezekiel Jackson, Mason Ryan, Michael McGillicutty, Percy Watson, and Derrick Bateman will be the most at risk. The latter four have been sent back to developmental. Bateman as the youngest (and most talented of these names) has the most potential followed by McGillicutty who might survive (though he'd be a great guy to go to TNA).

    Yoshi Tatsu survives as he's the only Asian wrestler on the main roster. If there are any other releases it might be some developmental guys who aren't even featured on NXT.

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    I'd completely forgotten about DiBiase! I kind of hope they don't release him though. I'm not a huge fan of his but I feel there is something there if they can just figure out what it is. I think Ryan and Jackson will probably go, and maybe Watson.

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    • #3
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      Many of you know I don't watch NXT, or follow developmental or the Indies. But by just looking at images of Kassius Ohno I'm intrigued. Can anyone tell me about him?

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        Originally posted by Justin Valuable View Post
        Many of you know I don't watch NXT, or follow developmental or the Indies. But by just looking at images of Kassius Ohno I'm intrigued. Can anyone tell me about him?
        I have no idea exactly what he's doing in NXT (meaning storyline-wise), but his initials are KO for a reason. He uses a "loaded" elbow pad that was given to him by Misawa, who was one of his idols. He's been using that as his finisher.

        As Chris Hero, he tagged with CC (Antonio Cesaro) on the Indy circuit as the Kings of Wrestling. Great team. Look up either Hero or Ohno in youtube to see some matches. He use a lot of cravates, which is a 3/4 facelock. Worth checking out.

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          Originally posted by Cereal Killer View Post
          I have no idea exactly what he's doing in NXT (meaning storyline-wise), but his initials are KO for a reason. He uses a "loaded" elbow pad that was given to him by Misawa, who was one of his idols. He's been using that as his finisher.

          As Chris Hero, he tagged with CC (Antonio Cesaro) on the Indy circuit as the Kings of Wrestling. Great team. Look up either Hero or Ohno in youtube to see some matches. He use a lot of cravates, which is a 3/4 facelock. Worth checking out.
          Thanks for the info. For some reason when I look at him I think there's a good chance he can fill the void left by Edge in the WWE. Am I right for thinking this or is he a completely different character?

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            Originally posted by Justin Valuable View Post
            Many of you know I don't watch NXT, or follow developmental or the Indies. But by just looking at images of Kassius Ohno I'm intrigued. Can anyone tell me about him?

            Wrestling for over a decade. Punk/Bryan-esque internet darling. Long time tag team partner of Castagnoli (Cesaro) as the Kings of Wrestling. Very good talent. He also tried to enter Australia illegally to wrestle (had the wrong visa). Watch it, it's hilarious.



            He's it the middle of a feud with William Regal at the moment at NXT, similar to how Regal feuded with Ambrose in FCW. You should check it out.

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              That was entertaining.

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                I think he could take over for Edge. They are different types of wrestlers, but Hero/Ohno and Edge are about the same size...Edge was more muscular. In one of the Ted Petty Invitational tournaments, he wrestles his former buddy, Mike Quackenbush and they don't strike each other for the entire match. It's literally counter for counter.

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                • #9
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                  Who do you think think he should first feud with upon arrival in the WWE?

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                  • #10
                    Re: News regarding post-WrestleMania talent cuts and developmental call-ups...

                    Originally posted by Justin Valuable View Post
                    Who do you think think he should first feud with upon arrival in the WWE?
                    I'd like to see him be an addition to The Shield. Since it's been starting to be 3 on 3's evening the number game, The Shield plays it smart and add's a fourth. making the entire group eligible for tag titles, mid card title and top title if they want.
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                      In a perfect world, he gets back together with Cesaro and they dominate the tag division. It all depends if he comes in heel or face. As a face, if he's thrown right into the IC/US title mix, he could have good matches with both Barrett and Cesaro. As a heel...geez. If he was lucky enough to wrestle Jericho, since Jericho's job right now is to put people over...that would be a big deal. If not he'd be stuck with the Kofi's, R-Truths and Miz's of the WWE. Or the tag team with Cesaro, which I think could be the best for him...since the tag division barely exists.

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                      Originally posted by Greywolf View Post
                      I'd like to see him be an addition to The Shield. Since it's been starting to be 3 on 3's evening the number game, The Shield plays it smart and add's a fourth. making the entire group eligible for tag titles, mid card title and top title if they want.
                      This isn't a bad idea either...

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                      • #12
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                        If they were each 5-6 years younger then a tag team run would be cool, but otherwise since they're both in their 30's, they are more valuable being used as singles guys. since most of the NXT call-ups have been heels, I'd like to see them bring him up as a babyface. Maybe even insert him into the US Title picture against Cesaro.

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                        • #13
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                          The feud with Regal has really helped Ohno. Before that his time on NXT hadn't been particularly memorable and his character wasn't catching on. He's simplified things down now and it's starting to work for him. I'm not sure how far he'll go on the main roster though. He'd be a decent addition to the midcard I suppose.

                          I'd much prefer Neville and Grey or the Wyatt Family be brought up to strengthen the tag team divison.

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                          • #14
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                            I didn't think of the age factor. If the Wyatt Family and Neville/Grey came up that would be good.

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                              Dear god... if Ohno comes up, he needs to at lest have one more match with Punk. That would be amazing.


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