First, my quick thoughts on the pay-per-view. Good action, the ending was super chaotic and came straight out of the Attitude Era, and if what I'm hearing is true, expect more of these things.
- The ending of the Aftershock pay-per-view was written during the show. No one knew if CPrice was going to arrive at the show, but CPrice ended up showing up at the arena at 9:45 PM, 20 minutes before the main event. Road agents were quick to work out the new finish.
- Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins were always intended to be the ones revealed. They had placeholders for the shots in the crowd because they just got out of their WWE contracts this weekend.
- CPrice's face turn came when CPrice told the people he spoke to that HFWF needs something to compete against WWE and said he wants to turn face. CrimsonSkorpion has been wanting to turn heel for a while, so it was easy to pull it off.
- End of Line also pulled off a successful face turn at Aftershock by helping CPrice and helping the face team win.
- There's likely going to be a 'gang wars' angle between a face Revolution vs. a heel stable led by CrimsonSkorpion yet to be named to kill time and occupy a lot of storyline space from now until the summer. The plan is still to have CPrice vs. CrimsonSkorpion as the headlining match for Night to Remember.
- OmniSlash, Legendary AC and Topshelf are expected to turn face.
- Post-Aftershock house show lineups indicate that Icicles vs. CrimsonSkorpion will be main eventing. CPrice isn't expected to work many house shows until March.
- The decision to take off Icicles' mask was easy. Many want to push him as a top face and don't believe someone with a mask is as marketable. Icicles was informed that he'd be losing the mask about a month ago and turning face, so he continued growing out his hair and a ministry Undertaker like goatee.
- HFWF is close to agreeing to a lucrative cable deal in China and Japan. The show would reach 95% of people in China and Japan.
- Big Fat Cat and Syn Shadow are likely to be a tag team from here on out.
- Syn Shadow was never really gone from HFWF. He was taking a leave of absence to take care of matters at home. The door was always open for him to return.
- There's talk of holding a four team TLC match at Night to Remember.
- Antonio Cesaro's WWE contract was up on Saturday and by Sunday morning, a deal was agreed upon.
- Antonio Cesaro vs. Bryan Danielson is being talked about for Caged In.
- NYGRYK's push to the main event likely won't happen until after Night to Remember. He could hold the United States Championship up until Night to Remember.
- Expect to see MANY new faces on Monday Slaughter within the next month, especially tomorrow night on Slaughter. Shelton Benjamin, Charlie Haas, Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara, John Morrison and Cliff Compton have all signed contracts with HFWF. Negotiations are still on going with Chris Masters, Carlito, Val Venis and Shane Helms.
- Mysterio/Cara and Benjamin/Haas are likely never going to be in singles programs. They're being brought in as strictly tag teams. Compton and Cabana are likely to be paired up too.
- iRep and Marf are done as a team and iRep is going more into a tweener role.
- NBC has officially changed Slaughter's rating from PG to TV-14. If Slaughter was bringing the edginess they did in a PG rating, imagine in a TV-14 environment.
- Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara are expected to bolster HFWF's Mexican market.
- There's talk of bringing in Funaki and Tajiri to bolster HFWF's Japanese market.
- We're told HFWF is going to feature more "crazy" and "unpredictable" action.
- Fro has impressed many with his mic work. Good things are expected to be coming for him.
- As reported, the tournament is not likely to end at Caged In. The tournament is a vehicle for an Elimination Chamber match at Caged In. There's been talk of featuring Fro and NYGRYK in the match with their championships being on the line and making it a winner take all, Television, United States and HFWF World Championship Elimination Chamber, but it's most likely going to be a regular chamber for the HFWF World Championship.
- Local ads advertise CPrice, CrimsonSkorpion, ColePens and Icicles as being locked inside the most demonic structure in all of professional wrestling.
- HFWF has been outdrawing WWE in Canada when it comes to ratings. The average rating for Raw on The Score in Canada is a .7 whereas the average rating for HFWF Slaughter on TSN in Canada is a 2.0 rating. This is likely due to the amount of Canadians on the roster and many of the main eventers being Canadians.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
They don't hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here. - Carey Price
The decision to go to TV-14 was done so HFWF can compete with WWE during the RTWM. HFWF believes that many more adults will want to watch something more mature compared to PG WWE, whether WWE brings in the big names they do for WrestleMania or not. The TV-14 rating is expected to stick after WrestleMania season.