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How was he so successful is amassing a cult like following so quickly?
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Pretended to be counter culture because he was taking on the Big Mean WWE. People wanna feel like they are special and unique so they flock to AEW as it pretends itself as different while also being familiar
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>>1049868
There’s a group of people who will watch any kind of wrestling no matter how terrible it is as long as it doesn’t have the WWE name on it. I call it McMahon Derangement Syndrome
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When battling a cult like he is, the easiest group to amass is former cultists
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>>1049889
Not a wwe fan but most their fans have the attitude of "lol yeah raw can be shit haha" not seething meltdowns 24/7 because a boomer cuck on youtube said it sucked.
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Cult:
People come back next week because they feel rewarded by watching the product

Not a cult:
Everything is completely controlled by one man, who is portrayed as the most powerful man in the company, the shoot strongest man in the company, who controls what everyone is allowed to wear, how everyone is allowed to look, is allowed to say, what their names are, what WORDS they're allowed to use, what version of history is correct, gives himself credit for every success in wrestling, accepts 0 blame for anything going wrong, can shoot fire people with impunity, people walk on eggshells around him for fear of offending him, he gives people contradicting rules and advice to keep them in their toes ("grab the brass ring", but doesn't reward getting over), likes to humiliate people for his own amusement, gives his children preferential treatment, has built the last 30 years of the company's overarching story about himself and his family, gives special in-group names to followers and devotees to set them apart from "wrestling fans", asks the "WWE universe" to proselytize and "stand up" for the company.

Is that correct, dronies?
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>>1049885
>>1049886
>>1049998
seethE beginning early this week?

>>1050115
based shoot promo
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Because it wasn't WWE and people wanted something that could defeat what WWE had become, but their insistence on killing kayfabe which was already dead has led to this "sports based" alternative to WWE being nothing but WWE light
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>>1050115
>Long cultist screed
Yep not a cult
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>>1049868
Same as Vince, he provided entertainment.
I guess moreso than Vince because Vince did it back when wrestling was already big and inherited a Fed.
But you don't need any of that today, you just need viral marketing.
I guess that's the answer, viral marketing, internet and social media presence, the free shows. Might have paid Susan Polack to push the free streams to more people, might have just "organically" gotten the algorithm to by offering an expensive entertainment product with long streams free.
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>>1049868
E(x) drones aka Elite drones are like former alcoholics who attend AA and throw themselves into religion. When you're susceptible it's easy to simply trade one cult for another.
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>>1049886
I'd probably watch WWE streams if I knew of any, I'm just not going to pay for cable even if I pay for most of it anyways having "unbundled" internet.
>>1050115
But Khan is a tyrant too, just a more politically correct one, they're both shit.
Why is there a fucking tranny constantly being pushed? No one actually wants to see that even if they pretend to on Twitter.
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>>1049885
They really haven't presented themselves as being "anti WWE". WWE was the one who started firing salvos right from the start. I'd argue they are barely the same industry considering AEW is wrestling and WWE doesn't really even try to pretend to be wrestling anymore.
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>>1050175
Refute me tranny
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>>1050233
>Why is there a tranny constantly being pushed
Who are you referring to? Because the two commonly talked about talents haven't appeared on TV in a long while
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>>1050413
OK. (You) a BITCH lol

>>1050180
>but WWE light

This is your brain on slop.
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>>1050454
This is your brain on ssri, hrt, lithium and reddit
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>>1049868
The cult was already there. He just promoted himself as the new prophet to attract them. He used the strategy in the first post >>1049885
Upside is very limited because he is pandering to a niche.
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>>1050233
>But Khan is a tyrant too, just a more politically correct one, they're both shit.
Don't leave the WWE Universe, it's even WORSE out there, stay here where you're safe. The WWE cares about you. The WWE loves you.
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>>1049868
He just inherited the cult of Meltzer
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>>1050485
Don't even know what half that shit is BITCH!

>>1050233
>books a kid so they can keep paying out his deceased father's contract

VS.

>firing people during the first month of a global pandemic
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>>1049868
>his cult
No thx I'd rather hang out with the Manson Family.
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>>1050852
Jobs are not charities
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>>1050852
>>books a kid so they can keep paying out his deceased father's contract
Tony owns the company, he doesn't need to cook his own fucking books lmao. Plus if he gave the kid Brody's remaining contract in a lump sum, he could have written as a tax write off.
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>>1050852
Unironic cultist, are you explaining how it's not a cult or why it's the best cult to be in? Don't keep looking for morally upstanding figures in the business world, you won't like what you find.
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>>1050875
>>1050881
>>1050902
oh they meltin' BAD and DARK hasn't even started yet, this week finna be GREAT
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>>1049868
because of who he associated with
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>>1049868
Its not his cult tho its the Meltzer cult
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>>1049868
his bloodline is richer than vince's
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>>1050251
>I'd argue they are barely the same industry considering AEW is wrestling and WWE doesn't really even try to pretend to be wrestling anymore.
>AEW is wrestling
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>>1050881
So you're saying he just wants to see a half naked child on screen every week
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>>1050251
>AEW is wrestling
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>>1050251
>AEW
>is
>wrestling
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>>1050251
very well said bro
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>>1049886
>There’s a group of people who will watch any kind of wrestling no matter how terrible it is
hence why RAW and Smackdown still have viewers
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You know you got em seething when they start posting the webms
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>>1052779
>RAW and Smackdown out of nowhere
Lose weight and stop shoving wrestling figs up your ass faggot
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>>1052841
>AEWtranny is also a wojak fag in 2021
Kwab
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>>1052841
He bouta 42% on AEW koolaid
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lmao based
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>>1050852
+1 Brass ring has been added to your WWE Network pal! Grab 9 more and you get premium membership!
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>>1050115
Worked
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>>1052841
The AEW wojack is clearly about to be suplexed
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>>1050427
TV itself is increasingly irrelevant to "the demographic", I only watch the Youtube streams. Even if I decide I want to pay for AEW stuff they will have to offer it on a streaming service. With an option to buy and stream direct because I hate and distrust and don't want to work through Amazon, Youtube, etc. Also they'll have to get rid of the tranny and fag and Swole.
>>1050813
I don't watch WWE.
>>1050852
That was cool but I don't think companies owe their employees anything beyond what's contracted. Also companies are not moral guardians or parents and should fuck off and stop trying to be regardless of what retarded socialist redditfag indoctrinated public schooled gremlins want.
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>>1051876
This one's kind of cool, if they timed it better and held on less it would actually look great.
Like much of early WWE though, they have too many extra people hanging around in the ring just watching/waiting.
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managed to hide how much of a gigantic fucking weirdo he is long enough for the product to gain a loyal following. Once the fanbase realizes he's as cringe as they are the mystique will disappear.
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>>1054606
You've managed to completely avoid the question
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>>1054752
The question was obviously a joke because you know I'm referring to Brandon Degroat.
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>>1050233
>Why is there a fucking tranny constantly being pushed?
Nyla hasn't been seriously pushed in ages. She barely wrestles anymore.
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>>1054829
Who hasn't been on Dynamite in forever, and is completely irrelevant
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>>1054884
Doesn't matter, he lives rent free in their heads by mere virtue of being signed to AEW. And the other wrestler they seethe over, Sonny Kiss, barely wrestles either.
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I think they scored the tranny and faggot points they wanted with Nyla and kiss. They need to go though
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>usually just avoid/ignore the Khans
>do an NCR playthrough for once
>share the terrible rep I have with the Legion so figure they'll attack me on sight or something
>notice quest has option to ally with them even though Hoover Dam bitch says not to trust them
>they don't attack so I talk to Papa
>uhhh will you stop helping Caesar
>uhhh why
>uhhh because they'll just kill you later
>NO they're going to give us all of this land they're currently fighting over and let us raid (the Legion itself apparently, as the only other people left in the land once they finish) and stuff
>well alright then, probably some other NPC somewhere I could find to change this but don't care, they gave their answer and fuck the Khans anyways
>saturnite fist them, get carried away thinking I'm still fighting the Legion and almost kill/hostile Rex by mistake
>may as well look in this box while I'm looting their bodies, pick up "Karl's Journal"
>okay I'll read that later, walk into next room and some shadowy figure is there, non-hostile
>It's Karl, he says I'm "getting close to making an enemy of Caesar's Legion"
>about 3 days ago I swam around the camp to the Cottonwood Cove raft, went and brained everyone there including Caesar
>except Benny who I freed but he then just decided to randomly attack me all on his own right after I finished talking to the mercs harassing Jacobstown
>anyways due to lazy scripting Karl explains I'm BEGINNING to get on the Legion's nerves and also something something, I work with the Khans
>kill him, read journal
>it's actually just a summary of the journal saying "lol Khans dumb and smell bad and tribal and we will definitely kill them for no particular reason kthxbai"
>ahhh so this was the macguffin to get them to support the NCR
oh well it can't be helped how was I to know sad occurrence but it was an honest mistake and in the end nothing of value was lost no harm no foul time to move on :)
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>>1055047
whups wrong thread, I mean
uhhhh
I SURE DON'T PLAY ANY VIDEOGAMES BROTHERRR WORKED WORKED INTO A SHOOT



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