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Title: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: KaKa on Monday 4 April 2016, 11:50:46 AM
Love Wrestling to bits, me.
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Post by: TBG on Monday 4 April 2016, 11:52:22 AM
What?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 4 April 2016, 12:13:16 PM
Actually enjoyed the event up till Taker and Shane but it has to be said that the booking was horrendous despite all of that.

Not one of the results were the right one. I mean they might push Styles over Jericho eventually, Sasha might win the belt eventually and Ambrose might not be buried but surely this is the time to do all that not at Extreme Rules or some s*** that nobody will watch.
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Post by: Neil on Monday 4 April 2016, 01:05:52 PM
I thought most of the matches were good - some were frankly excellent - but the outcomes. The outcomes ffs. What are they thinking?

Still, Shane O'Mac. f***ing love him.
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Post by: KDT on Monday 4 April 2016, 01:09:31 PM
IC Ladder Match - One or two good spots, crowd started really into Owens & Zayn but why put the belt on a man who was taken off the main roster to tag with Mojo Rawley. In the last year he's probably been seen on RAW a handful of times and his win against Jericho last week was probably his first RAW win in months, he wasn't even supposed to be in the match until Neville got hurt. Where do Owens & Zayn go from here? Neither have the 'look' that Vince likes so neither are getting a push. If they were changing it and not giving it to Zayn it should've been The Miz, a genuine heel who could at least have a decent feud with someone. Ryder shouldn't even be the frame for the US Title never mind this.

Styles & Jericho - Too slow, Jericho for me can't cut it anymore. Heel Jericho is great on the mic and a very good character but he's done as far as being able to put on a high end match. The booking of the finish was awful, completely lost Styles any sort of credit to the general fan with the kicking out of the styles clash and again where do they go from here with either of these two. If Owens or Zayn had have won the IC match you could've then had this feud end with a Styles win and gone into a three way feud for the IC belt with Styles/Zayn/Owens.

New Day & LON - Should've been a DQ with Barrett interfering and then Michaels etc coming down after LON started to talk on the mic. Fine with Austin giving Woods the stunner after the whole dancing s***.

Lesnar & Ambrose - A street fight that consisted of some chairs and a kendo stick, two of the most over wrestlers given 12 minutes in a match thats possibly had the best build up of the lot. Very poor.

Womens Title - Best match of the night but then why spend all night talking about empowering women only for the winner needing her OAP dad to get the win.

Hell in a cell - Please no more Taker he's far too slow and absolutely knackered 5 minutes in. The cell spot was decent but again no surprises and a poor end to that part of the storyline, it doesn't really leave anywhere for Shane to go.

Andre Battle Royal - Decent winner with Corbin who Vince was always going to like because of his size and he can talk pretty well. Interesting with where they go from here if he has had the call up.

The Rock/Wyatts/Cena - Embarrassing.

Reigns/HHH - Reigns is so limited its unbelievable, just another really poor match.

4/10 for the whole thing.
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Post by: Neil on Monday 4 April 2016, 01:11:24 PM
Lesnar/Ambrose was really disappointing like.
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Post by: Rocker on Monday 4 April 2016, 01:21:10 PM
s***.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 4 April 2016, 01:35:55 PM
Maybe we should just end the thread now and start fresh with WWE Raw. It's the best Raw of the yearTM
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 4 April 2016, 01:47:40 PM
RAW's after PPV are usually half way decent tbh :lol:

No way I'm staying up till past 4am again though, I'll watch it at some point tomorrow.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 4 April 2016, 01:54:00 PM
but u might miss the debut of balor/bailey/corbin/goldberg
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 4 April 2016, 01:59:25 PM
I mean I'm still gonna watch it :lol: Just not live.
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Post by: Nev on Monday 4 April 2016, 02:21:45 PM
716892368188780548[/tweet]] (http://[tweet)[/url]

They lied to us about the attendance record, even though they broke the Mania record anyway :lol:
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Monday 4 April 2016, 02:48:06 PM
Just having flashbacks to that show. Oh man it was sooooo long and soooooo bad :lol:

They must've got a great deal on shovels because burials came from every direction. The battle royal + rock/cena combo was probably the worst thing they've ever done. Awful PPV.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 4 April 2016, 03:10:43 PM
716892368188780548[/tweet]][/url]

They lied to us about the attendance record, even though they broke the Mania record anyway :lol:

Not surprising because the initial record is a lie :lol:

Wrestlemania 3 crowd was 70 something. (http://[tweet)
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Post by: BlueStar on Monday 4 April 2016, 03:31:08 PM
Who was that lass they pulled out of Zumba class to sing Sasha's intro?  Should I have recognised her?
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Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 4 April 2016, 03:34:27 PM
Zumba is a 2010 reference at best brah. 2016 is all about SoulCycle.
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Post by: Mike on Monday 4 April 2016, 03:42:30 PM
Maybe we should just end the thread now and start fresh with WWE Raw. It's the best Raw of the yearTM

:thup:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 4 April 2016, 03:49:41 PM
The first post :lol:
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Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 4 April 2016, 03:51:31 PM
This will without doubt be Kaka's most successful thread ever. He will forever be associated with WWE.

It's quite the burden to bear. I've been ashamed of that Eastenders thread for almost a decade now.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Monday 4 April 2016, 05:23:23 PM
Class idea :lol: :lol:

Anyway, tonight is the real show.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 4 April 2016, 05:32:26 PM
Class idea :lol: :lol:

Anyway, tonight is the real show.

Yesterday - "It's Wrestlemania. They can't f*** up Wrestlemania. They'll pull something out of the bag!"
Today - "It's the RAW after Wrestlemania! They can't f*** up the RAW after Wrestlemania! They'll pull something out of the bag!!"
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 4 April 2016, 05:43:36 PM
:lol:

Don't judge. :(
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 4 April 2016, 08:10:28 PM
now that I've digested it a bit have to say wrestlemania went off the rails with the hiac, before that the matchs were at least decent (preshow included) and in the case of the IC clusterfuck and triple threat pretty damn good, but the hiac match was bad and I did not enjoy Shane leaping off the cell in the slightest, hell my one standout memory from that match was the look on takers face after Shane crashed. Battle Royale was fine I suppose but the Rock section was just a waste of time and a burial of the Wyatts. As for the main event, it was just a poor match. MOTN obviously womens triple threat.
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Post by: Pata on Monday 4 April 2016, 08:36:00 PM
I don't think it went off the rails with the HIAC. It was what was expected and delivered that. Last hour was f***ing terrible.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Monday 4 April 2016, 08:51:57 PM
It was a solid 7 out of 10 before Dwayne turned up.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 4 April 2016, 10:21:10 PM
It was a solid 7 out of 10 before Dwayne turned up.

I'd agree with that despite all the horrendous actual booking choices.
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Post by: Slim on Monday 4 April 2016, 10:45:58 PM
What a load of s***.

Bury Wyatts
Mute the mic's
Give some woman a hall of fane award when she keeps most of the charity money.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 4 April 2016, 11:41:17 PM
Beginning to wonder whether the WWE Network is good for WWE. Sat here watching Monday Night War after that god awful final 90 minutes of mania is just hitting home how s**** the next few months (at least) are going to be.

Anyway, apparently we've got some returns tonight, so hopefully they'll be good ones. Or at least, hopefully those who return won't be buried by the time Payback(lash) hits your screens.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 12:24:48 AM
The other problem with the Network is that, without having to sell PPVs, they put even less effort in making a good show or building superstars. WrestleMania's main priority is creating 2 or 3 moments that can be shown on Sportscentre or go viral, instead of being 'The Showcase of the Immortals' that it was.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 12:31:59 AM
The other problem with the Network is that, without having to sell PPVs, they put even less effort in making a good show or building superstars. WrestleMania's main priority is creating 2 or 3 moments that can be shown on Sportscentre or go viral, instead of being 'The Showcase of the Immortals' that it was.

In fairness it's been like that long before the Network was a thing, the last good WM that was not filled with crap and had good moments which saved it was probably 24.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 12:40:35 AM
The other problem with the Network is that, without having to sell PPVs, they put even less effort in making a good show or building superstars. WrestleMania's main priority is creating 2 or 3 moments that can be shown on Sportscentre or go viral, instead of being 'The Showcase of the Immortals' that it was.

In fairness it's been like that long before the Network was a thing, the last good WM that was not filled with crap and had good moments which saved it was probably 24.

I still think 30 was a good enough show. It had Bryan/Triple H, Bryan winning the belt and Brock ending the streak. In terms of moments I can't think of too many bigger than the opening promo with Hogan, Austin and Rock. It was certainly no Wrestlemania 17 or 19 but it's been as good as it's got since.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 12:45:29 AM
Weirdly two of my favourite three Wrestlemania matches have come at two awful Wrestlemania shows. Hart/Austin at 13 and Undertaker/Michaels at 25. Perhaps made more memorable for the fact that the rest of the shows were utter s***.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 12:51:44 AM
The other problem with the Network is that, without having to sell PPVs, they put even less effort in making a good show or building superstars. WrestleMania's main priority is creating 2 or 3 moments that can be shown on Sportscentre or go viral, instead of being 'The Showcase of the Immortals' that it was.

In fairness it's been like that long before the Network was a thing, the last good WM that was not filled with crap and had good moments which saved it was probably 24.

I still think 30 was a good enough show. It had Bryan/Triple H, Bryan winning the belt and Brock ending the streak. In terms of moments I can't think of too many bigger than the opening promo with Hogan, Austin and Rock. It was certainly no Wrestlemania 17 or 19 but it's been as good as it's got since.

Brock ending the streak was a great moment but that's exactly what i was on about with moments saving it as the match itself was crap IMO, the only good matches of that event was the Bryan matches IMO.

In some ways i prefer 31, the bar isn't very high though as most of them have all had similar issues. Last night could have been good but once again the bad booking rears it's ugly head.

The one thing i can't get out of my mind is that Takeover Dallas and WM32 were booked by the same company. :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 12:56:47 AM
To be honest during his second run Brock has been fairly terrible in the ring. He's reduced himself to this 'suplex-city/MMA' gimmick and is doing a fraction of the things he did before. I can't say I've been a huge fan of any of his one on one matches.

I'd imagine they are booked by very different people. I get the impression NXT is booked by guys with worldwide experience of the wrestling industry for wrestling fans while the main roster stuff is booked by TV writers to appeal to a wider audience. My current feeling is that NXT has been crafted not only to be a developmental territory but to be a proper kick in the teeth to ROH and TNA. It's not only got better production values, a big fan following but is the gateway to getting on the main WWE roster. I'm just grateful Vince leaves it to other people to book it.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:01:20 AM
Weirdly two of my favourite three Wrestlemania matches have come at two awful Wrestlemania shows. Hart/Austin at 13 and Undertaker/Michaels at 25. Perhaps made more memorable for the fact that the rest of the shows were utter s***.

It's fuckin genius if you think about it. 99% s*** just so you can hang onto that 1% of brilliance.

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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:01:51 AM
Anyway, RAW 2K17 is kicking off. Any predictions? In which hour do we think Zach Ryder will lose his title?
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:02:56 AM
Anyway, RAW 2K17 is kicking off. Any predictions? In which hour do we think Zach Ryder will lose his title?
start of the 2nd hour is my guess which would just confirm he won it solely so they could do the commercial
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:02:57 AM
I'm going for Corbin to win it from him.
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:03:16 AM
:lol: Them mentioning strategically how drunk this crowd tends to be.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:03:24 AM
oh wow already getting in the excuses for roman boos
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Post by: BlueStar on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:03:38 AM
Haha, oh s***.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:03:49 AM
Issue #1 = announcers are the same
#2 = Cole has already called the fans who travelled to shithole Dallas "non-traditional".
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:04:48 AM
so sweep that little interesting thing under the mat status quo restored
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:05:39 AM
They'll just mute the crowd anyway.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:06:38 AM
Very odd little promo there...
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:06:55 AM
hey shanes still alive and can walk thats good
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:06:58 AM
They'll just mute the crowd anyway.

Apparently "they wont be needing help with that tonight". Whatever that means.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:07:56 AM
Probably have the chants ready to be piped in from the production truck.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:10:47 AM
wait what
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:11:15 AM
very odd little start to raw this

First match. Shane McMahon vs Roman Reigns in HIAC
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:11:19 AM
wait what

There goes last night's big match.
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:11:24 AM
If I see Kane once tonight f*** Shane.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:11:57 AM
Control just for tonight? Could be fun.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:12:00 AM
If I see Kane once tonight f*** Shane.
kane vs big show for the revived european title (first one that came to mind)
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:12:45 AM
:lol: Class how the crowd managed to get all of Big E's ditty
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:12:53 AM
oooh tag titles up for grabs first up, new day lose is my call
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:13:21 AM
Here comes a match that should have been on the card last night.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:13:34 AM
If I see Kane once tonight f*** Shane.
kane vs big show for the revived european title (first one that came to mind)

f*** that. It's not the European Title without D'Lo Brown.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:14:08 AM
nxt call up or league of nations
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:14:43 AM
Def LoN. It's a chance for PAYBACK.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:14:44 AM
League of Nations isn't working. So Enzo and Cass.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:15:28 AM
dash and dawson makes the most sense as heels to get new day over as faces more if its a call up
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Post by: Weznufc on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:15:52 AM
League of Nations as they won last night
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:16:00 AM
it's going to be LON.

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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:16:06 AM
Nope. League of Nonsense.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:16:17 AM
LON it is, title change probably
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:16:33 AM
dash and dawson makes the most sense as heels to get new day over as faces more if its a call up

:lol: Dash and Dawson will never be on Raw.

Especially not after that ridiculous botch at Takeover.
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:17:22 AM
:lol: Was that Rusev with a f***ing gun?
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:17:33 AM
:lol: they've made a movie that they basically just made in the corridors at a WWE event? class. Take my $15
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:17:48 AM
Would be a terrible decision. The LoN stable was f***ed after Roman Reigns beat them all on his own. Would simply just devalue the belts again. They need to break that stable up quickly.
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:18:32 AM
:lol: they've made a movie that they basically just made in the corridors at a WWE event? class. Take my $15

:lol: Shot it all during one Raw.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:19:46 AM
Would be a terrible decision. The LoN stable was f***ed after Roman Reigns beat them all on his own. Would simply just devalue the belts again. They need to break that stable up quickly.
the tag belts have barely any value anyway, theres what 4 proper tag teams? usos lucha dragons ascension (ha) and new day?
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:20:10 AM
oh yeah dudleys too
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:21:25 AM
Luca couldn't look more like Taz.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:22:10 AM
That Italian commentator: "Ciao Italia, yo sp*****!"
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:22:30 AM
2 extra announce tables? well they're getting smashed
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:22:31 AM
Would be a terrible decision. The LoN stable was f***ed after Roman Reigns beat them all on his own. Would simply just devalue the belts again. They need to break that stable up quickly.
the tag belts have barely any value anyway, theres what 4 proper tag teams? usos lucha dragons ascension (ha) and new day?

Having the belts on someone that is really over helps though. It is allows you to bring in a new heel team (probably the terrible Anderson and Gallows) and get them over too.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:22:32 AM
they're letting barrett wrestle?? He's definitely going to job for this one.
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Post by: KDT on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:25:22 AM
The Booty O of life, Xavier is so good man.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:29:01 AM
my guess is barrett jobs to a booty-o to the face
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:31:10 AM
I still don't understand why Bradshaw has to keep putting Saxton down on commentary. It's not funny, adds nothing to his heel gimmick and just makes Saxton's contribution feel worthless.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:32:30 AM
RIP Wade
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:32:33 AM
Hurry up with the brogue kick.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:32:51 AM
bye Barrett heres your sendoff from wwe
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:33:24 AM
and randomly heres the wyatts
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:33:45 AM
Here are more guys that aren't over. :D
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:34:04 AM
Hell of a sell there, Albert.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:35:14 AM
Wyatt's jobbing to Sheamus at Payback then :lol: Just when you think they can't be f***ed over anymore.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:35:43 AM
Surprised Cena didn't come down to crush all seven of them to remind everyone he's back.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:37:45 AM
I'm dreading who is going to draw the Cena short straw. I hope it's not Joe.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:38:42 AM
Are they muting the crowd again? They sound quiet and I can't understand what they're saying.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:39:05 AM
:lol: Y'all need to give up thinking half of the NXT roster is going to show up like. I'm not sure anyone will come up, given we've already got Corbin!

Bayley is the only one I can see happening, but even then I don't see how they can shoehorn her in right now.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:40:25 AM
Also, they did a great job of ignoring Brie Bella retiring last night.
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Post by: KaKa on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:40:41 AM
My goodness! Why is this thread in my name?!
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:40:42 AM
Joe will appear on the main roster shortly. He's lost to Balor twice and they can see he's way too good to leave on NXT. I expect him on Raw within a month.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:41:17 AM
My goodness! Why is this thread in my name?!
dont deny your love for all things wrestling
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:42:26 AM
My goodness! Why is this thread in my name?!

Love Wrestling to bits, me.

???
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:43:25 AM
That was painlessly quick.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:43:50 AM
wat
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Post by: KaKa on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:43:52 AM
Man this is a setup. No doubt that Knickerbocker is responsible for this silliness.

Anyway ... what's Koko B Ware saying nowadays. Still bringing his parrots to the ring?
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:44:00 AM
pls no
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:44:16 AM
Wow. Didn't think they'd push Crews this quick.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:44:27 AM
he'll be class if he never talks ever
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:44:49 AM
Crews, not exactly who you'd first think of for immediate call up
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:45:05 AM
The way they framed it was if this is like a random Shane moment where Shane be craaay so he's giving Crews a one off pop
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:45:18 AM
God, half the NXT roster are coming up this week :lol:
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:45:28 AM
This Crews guy looks awesome.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:45:44 AM
This Crews guy looks awesome.

f*** you
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:46:00 AM
God, half the NXT roster are coming up this week :lol:
kinda want to see Asuka come up and kill Charlotte and Ric
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:46:58 AM
This Crews guy looks awesome.

f*** you

:lol: What?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:46:58 AM
This Crews guy looks awesome.

In the ring he is, he's a bit bland outside of that though.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:47:05 AM
seriously though Crews has barely been involved in nxt and wasn't even on Takeover yet straight up?
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:47:24 AM
This Crews guy looks awesome.

In the ring he is, he's a bit bland outside of that though.

You just described almost every wrestler.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:48:02 AM
This Crews guy looks awesome.

In the ring he is, he's a bit bland outside of that though.

You just described almost every wrestler.
blander than usual he just kinda smiles a lot
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Post by: KDT on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:48:21 AM
seriously though Crews has barely been involved in nxt and wasn't even on Takeover yet straight up?

He's probably been doing house shows for a few weeks with Enzo & Cass as well.
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:48:29 AM
This Crews guy looks awesome.

In the ring he is, he's a bit bland outside of that though.

You just described almost every wrestler.
blander than usual he just kinda smiles a lot

:lol: Probably all he's allowed to do.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:48:52 AM
Bring back Teddy Long to talk for him.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:48:53 AM
This Crews guy looks awesome.

In the ring he is, he's a bit bland outside of that though.

You just described almost every wrestler.

:lol: Worse tbh, they'll probably hide it though.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:49:06 AM
f***ing knew it'd be tyler jobbing. f*** off Vince
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:49:18 AM
And he's gonna wreck dickhead boots too. Awesome.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:49:36 AM
f***ing knew it'd be tyler jobbing. f*** off Vince

Shane ;)
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:49:40 AM
And he's gonna wreck dickhead boots too. Awesome.

Why are you always so wrong about everything
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:50:34 AM
I will say one thing for Crews though, i love his music. :lol:
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:51:00 AM
please have mercy on Breeze and send him back down to nxt
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Post by: KDT on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:51:32 AM
How many f***ing mistakes does Cole want to make.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:51:32 AM
Great to see Bobby Lashley back :thup:
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:52:01 AM
So Crews is going to take Neville's place by intermittently jobbing to midcarders and teaming up with whichever babyface tagteam needs help.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:52:22 AM
if shane really wanted to get over he'd be removing the commentators and replacing them with MR and Graves
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:52:43 AM
s*** powerbomb
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:52:58 AM
That dude's gonna be champ.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:53:05 AM
look at that grinning c***
stop grinning

someone send the wyatts in
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:53:29 AM
That dude's gonna be champ.

IC if he's lucky.
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:53:56 AM
Great to see Bobby Lashley back :thup:

:lol: f*** off.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:55:10 AM
So Charlotte and Reigns flew back and forth to New York today. :lol: Seems like a s*** couple of days for Roman.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:55:10 AM
here comes the boo the f*** out of roman part of the show
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:55:29 AM
This presentation thing will undoubtedly be a Bayley debut won't it. Hopefully they do Becky vs Emma or something as well.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:55:31 AM
Bayley to crash Charlotte's belt presentation?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:56:10 AM
This presentation thing will undoubtedly be a Bayley debut won't it. Hopefully they do Becky vs Emma or something as well.

Doubt Bayley is going to debut yet, Sasha will crash it but that's about it.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:56:45 AM
This presentation thing will undoubtedly be a Bayley debut won't it. Hopefully they do Becky vs Emma or something as well.

Doubt Bayley is going to debut yet, Sasha will crash it but that's about it.

Sasha is done for the night man. Bayley basically said goodbye at Takeover.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:58:05 AM
This presentation thing will undoubtedly be a Bayley debut won't it. Hopefully they do Becky vs Emma or something as well.

Doubt Bayley is going to debut yet, Sasha will crash it but that's about it.

Sasha is done for the night man. Bayley basically said goodbye at Takeover.

That's what I read from the Sasha/Summer match as well. Maybe not.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:58:09 AM
I'll be disappointed if they shove Sasha aside already. :lol:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:58:48 AM
Boooooo
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:58:55 AM
ouch thats nasty
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:59:23 AM
Here we go :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:59:33 AM
Heel turn and John Cena. It'll be like the WWE version of Batman vs Superman.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:00:01 AM
still trying to make us buy the bizzaro crowd thing and they all really love roman reigns
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:00:20 AM
Heel turn and John Cena. It'll be like the WWE version of Batman vs Superman.
whoever wins we lose
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:00:37 AM
I'll be disappointed if they shove Sasha aside already. :lol:

Might end up being fatal four way or something, but there's no way Sasha is the main event in that crowning ceremony.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:01:03 AM
At least we're recognizing that people are booing Reigns. It's a start.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:01:22 AM
As soon as he talks it all goes to s***. It's better he doesn't speak...ever.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:01:36 AM
Although the caveat of THESE FANS ARE SO ALTERNATIVE is displeasing
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:01:53 AM
At least we're recognizing that people are booing Reigns. It's a start.
by saying they all actually love him really and they're just having fun, that is actually somehow worse
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:02:21 AM
They've sent out a guy the crowd loves..
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:02:26 AM
baby steps marra
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:03:11 AM
:lol: This is so forced.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:03:23 AM
:lol:

youre just another idiot just like everyone here tonight

WOOOOOOOOOO
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:03:54 AM
It's the obvious Payback match. A guy who definitely isn't beating Reigns ever.
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:04:59 AM
:lol: Such a waste of a great theme.
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Post by: KDT on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:05:01 AM
AJ always has the Shrewsbury Lion face to me.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:05:28 AM
It's the obvious Payback match. A guy who definitely isn't beating Reigns ever.

Feels more like a tonight match to me.

I like Styles in the ring, but his attire and hair are rancid.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:05:33 AM
this is getting random
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:05:38 AM
:megusta:
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:05:45 AM
Let's bring the whole roster out. Ambrose next...
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:06:01 AM
very random
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:06:08 AM
FATAL TEN WAY
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:06:30 AM
Cesaro time yet?
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:06:40 AM
wheres zach ryder in all this as ic champion should he not have a claim if these guys do?
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:07:06 AM
:lol: Bunch of regens pointing at the belt.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:07:29 AM
:lol: Bunch of regens pointing at the belt.

will you f*** off. utter f***ing cretin.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:08:00 AM
At least they've got Owens vs Zayn started.
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:08:09 AM
:lol: Odd segment.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:09:30 AM
ah lets recap what happened an hour ago because we all have the memory of a goldfish
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:09:36 AM
If that's all Reigns does tonight, they've escaped the crowd problem. Didn't even have a chance to slaughter him, but maybe it's all muted.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:09:51 AM
I'm good with these guys they chose to bring out as it's different from the usual Reigns against HHH garbage but so weird. :lol:
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:10:23 AM
I'm good with these guys they chose to bring out as it's different from the usual Reigns against HHH garbage but so weird. :lol:
just wait until he beats them all
at the same time
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:12:13 AM
True :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:12:27 AM
I'm good with these guys they chose to bring out as it's different from the usual Reigns against HHH garbage but so weird. :lol:
just wait until he beats them all
at the same time

If it's any of them it'll be Jericho. I'd be surprised if they go that way though.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:12:51 AM
I'm good with these guys they chose to bring out as it's different from the usual Reigns against HHH garbage but so weird. :lol:
just wait until he beats them all
at the same time

after beating up the wyatts on the way to the ring
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:13:27 AM
I mean, it's definitely going to be a fatal 4 way for #1 contendership. Most likely with Jericho winning.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:14:55 AM
I mean, it's definitely going to be a fatal 4 way for #1 contendership. Most likely with Jericho winning.
and so it is
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:16:09 AM
Looks like the sort of guy you feed Ziggler to.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:17:00 AM
very nxt raw thus far
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:17:18 AM
I hope they aren't planning a Corbin vs Kane feud.
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Post by: KDT on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:18:00 AM
Awful hairline mate
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:18:55 AM
Looks like the sort of guy you feed Ziggler to.

Nailed it.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:19:21 AM
Well this isn't good for Dolph.
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Post by: KDT on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:19:55 AM
Ziggler is not happy
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:20:21 AM
Well this isn't good for Dolph.
Dolph is his own worst enemy, he sells everything so ridiculously well he's the perfect guy to make someone look good
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:23:13 AM
Well this isn't good for Dolph.
Dolph is his own worst enemy, he sells everything so ridiculously well he's the perfect guy to make someone look good

The roster doesn't need another oversized monster heel though. It needs wrestling heels. You already have Lesnar, Owens, Rusev, Ryberg etc
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:25:08 AM
Really missing Rollins cowardly Edge like heel and a proper Kurt Angle wrestler.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:26:14 AM
still suspiciously difficult to understand the crowd
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:26:53 AM
still suspiciously difficult to understand the crowd
It's all really muffled
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:26:56 AM
I'm glad Ziggler hasn't been squashed in three minutes.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:28:03 AM
Corbin is the world's biggest idiot then. He doesn't know the rules.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:28:57 AM
no clear win allows ziggler vs corbin at shitsack
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:29:56 AM
Shitsack :lol:
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Post by: Gottlob on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:33:41 AM
I think there is still mileage in Jericho/AJ and Owens/Zayn, and I can't see an obvious challenger to Reigns out of those four: Jericho is so good at playing the heel that we'd just see a month of muted crowd responses, while the other three would be faces right now in a feud with Reigns. I wonder if they'll take each other out and someone else comes down to stake a claim, perhaps the Bullet Club or whatever they're called, perhaps Cena, perhaps Samoa Joe.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:34:59 AM
Probably Cena, because something noteworthy has to happen tonight. Been boring so far.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:36:00 AM
Can't tell if people are happy or not with Ryder as we cant f***ing hear them. Absolutely ruins it.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:36:32 AM
Is this a title match?
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:36:36 AM
Can't tell if people are happy or not with Ryder as we cant f***ing hear them. Absolutely ruins it.
they're happy
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:36:52 AM
Is this a title match?

Yep. RIP title reign.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:38:21 AM
you can't have him drop it here after that!
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:38:45 AM
Well it won't be a title change as the Miz is almost as big a jobber as Bray Wyatt.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:38:58 AM
Ahh that's ok. Miz won't win.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:39:20 AM
the f*** is miz wearing
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:40:55 AM
:lol: so Lilian already s*** the bed and announced it as a title match, right?
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:40:55 AM
They actually need to do more with Miz. He's good enough on the microphone to get other guys over.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:41:51 AM
really do like the miz, turn roman heel and make miz the mouthpiece for him
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:42:24 AM
If Ryder wins this then I'm fully expecting Kalisto to lose the US title later. Expecting a title change tonight.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:43:30 AM
If Ryder wins this then I'm fully expecting Kalisto to lose the US title later. Expecting a title change tonight.
Spoiler
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:46:37 AM
If Ryder wins this then I'm fully expecting Kalisto to lose the US title later. Expecting a title change tonight.
Spoiler
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Fair enough. I think he's one of their real stars. The only real cruiserweight guy they have and brings something totally different.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:51:57 AM
ah thats who i really wanted back. Maryse.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:52:04 AM
:lol: fuckin knew it
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:52:08 AM
f*** this.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:52:10 AM
they did it for the commercial
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:52:46 AM
shes fit as f*** like
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:52:48 AM
Ahh that's ok. Miz won't win.
A ridiculous 24 hours of decisions :lol:

Always loved Maryse though.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:52:49 AM
also shouldnt that be a dq since ryders dad knocked miz down?
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:53:44 AM
also shouldnt that be a dq since ryders dad knocked miz down?

Or a count out given they were out the ring for ages.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:57:37 AM
So good booking for the Fatal Fourway would be Zayn and Owens taking each other out, Styles about to beat Jericho then someone doing a run in to cost Styles and give him a new feud. Simple?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:59:11 AM
So good booking for the Fatal Fourway would be Zayn and Owens taking each other out, Styles about to beat Jericho then someone doing a run in to cost Styles and give him a new feud. Simple?

Yeah that was be acceptable, watch them f*** it up though. :lol:
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Post by: KDT on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 02:59:24 AM
So good booking for the Fatal Fourway would be Zayn and Owens taking each other out, Styles about to beat Jericho then someone doing a run in to cost Styles and give him a new feud. Simple?

Or Styles wins with a run in from Anderson & Gallows. Have Styles be the head of Bulletproof for a while until Finn gets up.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:00:10 AM
debuting vaudevillians too... hmmm
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:00:11 AM
oh the vaudevillans are going to fail miserably on the main roster
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:00:34 AM
bringing out all these bitches does even more to persuade me Bayley will be appearing
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:00:48 AM
So good booking for the Fatal Fourway would be Zayn and Owens taking each other out, Styles about to beat Jericho then someone doing a run in to cost Styles and give him a new feud. Simple?

Or Styles wins with a run in from Anderson & Gallows.

Also a good idea. Not sure if it's a bit heel though.

Vaudevillians on the main roster are going to be interesting.

This segment looks s*** already.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:00:59 AM
oh the vaudevillans are going to fail miserably on the main roster

I didn't even like them in NXT tbh :lol:
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:01:51 AM
oh the vaudevillans are going to fail miserably on the main roster

I didn't even like them in NXT tbh :lol:
I liked them well enough but them before enzo and cass really?
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Post by: KDT on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:01:51 AM
oh the vaudevillans are going to fail miserably on the main roster

I didn't even like them in NXT tbh :lol:

They have a nice t-shirt.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:02:50 AM
odds on all of the women beating charlotte up after arrogant speech?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:02:56 AM
oh the vaudevillans are going to fail miserably on the main roster

I didn't even like them in NXT tbh :lol:
I liked them well enough but them before enzo and cass really?

Yeah exactly.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:03:36 AM
Oh well thats out the window. Thanks Cole.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:03:41 AM
Still think they need to get the Nature Boy out of there.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:04:02 AM
crowd not helping
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:04:12 AM
Still think they need to get the Nature Boy out of there.

Yeah, she doesn't need him anyway.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:05:59 AM
Chant for women's wrestling :thup:

Last night was the start of a great future for it.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:06:12 AM
Still think they need to get the Nature Boy out of there.

Yeah, she doesn't need him anyway.

She doesn't. She can wrestle and talk on her own. He's just taking up the spotlight really.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:06:18 AM
Becky's eye is a treat
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:07:03 AM
Also Lana's tits.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:07:52 AM
Natalya? Really?
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:07:55 AM
Natalya ffs.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:10:25 AM
Charlotte's such a good heel. Would've been a great time to debut Bayley but it was the old 'f*** the fans' moment.... getting plenty of those.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:11:05 AM
should get a decent match out of it at least, one they had at roadblock was good
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:12:11 AM
Wonder if they'll bring Bret Hart in again.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:12:11 AM
should get a decent match out of it at least, one they had at roadblock was good

Agree, problem is it's obvious Charlotte will win.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:15:16 AM
should get a decent match out of it at least, one they had at roadblock was good

Agree, problem is it's obvious Charlotte will win.
and its probably going to be leaning rather heavily on who they're related to than what they can do themselves
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:17:02 AM
Colons being repackaged? So much better than the Los Matadors or whatever. Suddenly they have stacks of tag teams.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:19:20 AM
Colons being repackaged? So much better than the Los Matadors or whatever. Suddenly they have stacks of tag teams.

Hopefully they actually take it seriously, if they can make the Womens division relevant there is no reason why they can't do the same with tag teams.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:20:31 AM
Colons being repackaged? So much better than the Los Matadors or whatever. Suddenly they have stacks of tag teams.

Hopefully they actually take it seriously, if they can make the Womens division relevant there is no reason why they can't do the same with tag teams.

They can start with replacing those awful belts.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:21:42 AM
Bubba should get a singles run. He was great on his own in TNA. Deserves a chance here too.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:22:00 AM
Colons being repackaged? So much better than the Los Matadors or whatever. Suddenly they have stacks of tag teams.

Hopefully they actually take it seriously, if they can make the Womens division relevant there is no reason why they can't do the same with tag teams.

They can start with replacing those awful belts.

Yep :lol:
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:22:30 AM
all it needs is gold spray, boom good to go.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:28:46 AM
Jumping off the turnbuckles in a tables match. So dumb :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:30:40 AM
A segment just to make sure everyone knows neither Owens nor Zayn is winning.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:30:41 AM
so sami must have got injured in the brawl earlier
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:31:50 AM
so sami must have got injured in the brawl earlier

He did, re did his shoulder and that's why that just happened.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:33:22 AM
Jumping off the turnbuckles in a tables match. So dumb :lol:

Bubba absolutely right. Table match rules are that you have to be put through the table. Match doesn't end if you put yourself through it. Botchamania.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:34:04 AM
Jumping off the turnbuckles in a tables match. So dumb :lol:

Bubba absolutely right. Table match rules are that you have to be put through the table. Match doesn't end if you put yourself through it. Botchamania.
honestly they seem to change the rules of matchs at random
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:35:06 AM
so sami must have got injured in the brawl earlier

He did, re did his shoulder and that's why that just happened.

If he did his WWE career is pretty much f***ed now with an injury so soon after his last. Vince will see him as weak.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:35:32 AM
oh heres enzo and cass
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:35:54 AM
Now we have too many tag teams.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:36:21 AM
No Carmella  :(
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:36:34 AM
Now we have too many tag teams.
brand split confirmed! we would be so lucky
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:37:41 AM
nxts roster getting hit pretty hard
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:37:43 AM
Now we have too many tag teams.
brand split confirmed! we would be so lucky

They have stacked the roster so much that they need to.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:38:07 AM
goddamnit missed their entrance
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:38:15 AM
love a bit of enzo like
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:41:29 AM
time to revive the CENATION
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:42:08 AM
nxts roster getting hit pretty hard

The beauty of NXT is that it's a one hour show so it can run on a limited roster for short spells. But you can have to consider that Bobby Roode is coming in, Kota Ibushi too I'd imagine. Also the possibility of Eric Young as well. If they need tag teams there are plenty they can poach from NJPW such as Timesplitters
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:42:12 AM
hmm so many nxt call ups at once, finn time?
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:42:16 AM
Zayn will be fine. It's absolutely going to be Cesaro.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:43:05 AM
So far my calls have been bang on like. That's why Bayley made such a solid debut, and why Kalisto lost his title to Ryback.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:43:43 AM
nxts roster getting hit pretty hard

The beauty of NXT is that it's a one hour show so it can run on a limited roster for short spells. But you can have to consider that Bobby Roode is coming in, Kota Ibushi too I'd imagine. Also the possibility of Eric Young as well. If they need tag teams there are plenty they poach from NJPW such as Timesplitters
true and gives a chance to the guys they're developing in house too
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:44:19 AM
hmm so many nxt call ups at once, finn time?

You'd imagine it would be a face. Really want it to be Joe though. I just can't see it being Cena as I'm expecting Jericho to win this. Unless it's a new heel that comes in and wins the match.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:44:32 AM
What happened to that old cowboy fella on NXT? What was the point in him?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:45:58 AM
What happened to that old cowboy fella on NXT? What was the point in him?

James Storm? i think he went back to TNA.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:46:13 AM
What happened to that old cowboy fella on NXT? What was the point in him?

James Storm? TNA offered him huge money to go back. Then let his tag partner Roode go. I imagine he'll be back within a year.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:47:06 AM
burying ryder back down very quickly not even a ppv rematch
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:48:38 AM
Is Zayn legit knackered or are we expecting a run in on Owens here?
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:48:46 AM
What happened to that old cowboy fella on NXT? What was the point in him?

James Storm? i think he went back to TNA.
What happened to that old cowboy fella on NXT? What was the point in him?

James Storm? TNA offered him huge money to go back. Then let his tag partner Roode go. I imagine he'll be back within a year.

Aye, that fella. Seems very odd that he'd have such a short contract like.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:49:11 AM
Is Zayn legit knackered or are we expecting a run in on Owens here?

If the fourth member is anyone vaguely planned, then Zayn is fine.... and I've made my guess...
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:49:36 AM
If it's Adam Rose then Zayn is f***ed.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:49:51 AM
:smugdog:
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:49:52 AM
cesaro!
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:50:45 AM
SEMTEX nailed it :clap:
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:52:06 AM
Zayn run in may just stop Owens from winning like
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:53:18 AM
I'm entirely okay with whoever wins this
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:54:22 AM
What happened to that old cowboy fella on NXT? What was the point in him?

James Storm? i think he went back to TNA.
What happened to that old cowboy fella on NXT? What was the point in him?

James Storm? TNA offered him huge money to go back. Then let his tag partner Roode go. I imagine he'll be back within a year.

Aye, that fella. Seems very odd that he'd have such a short contract like.

I read somewhere that they had never agreed a long term deal before he debuted. The WWE offered him 1/3 of what TNA put on the table so he felt he had to go back. Apparently a lot of guys in NXT are on fairly poor money with obvious exceptions like Balor, Nakamura and Joe.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:54:31 AM
I'm entirely okay with whoever wins this

:thup:

As long as all 4 are in different feuds as well, can't be arsed with Jericho and Styles again.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:01:09 AM
The prize here is jobbing to Reigns... It's like a chance to be Dean Ambrose for a night.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:01:54 AM
The prize here is jobbing to Reigns... It's like a chance to be Dean Ambrose for a night.
I'm anticipating an Ambrose-Wyatt feud where they somehow manage to bury each other :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:03:35 AM
I think they've done that one already. The only feud Wyatt has ever won. Then Reigns showed up to help Ambrose bury the Wyatts.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:05:52 AM
My predictions for this match, in order of likelihood:

1. Jericho
2. Cesaro
3. Styles
4. KO
5. R-Truth
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:07:04 AM
More chance of Truth than Styles
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:08:07 AM
:lol: alright then
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:08:11 AM
f*** me. Bring down Truth
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:08:12 AM
More chance of Truth than Styles
you sure?!
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:08:23 AM
I'm good with that :lol:
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:08:48 AM
fantastic match
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:08:50 AM
What? :lol: :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:09:16 AM
Vince must be tied up in the back somewhere
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:09:33 AM
Best Raw in ages imo.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:09:47 AM
And Reigns isn't coming to the ring after.... so the night after Wrestlemania, the brand new champion's entire role was 2 minutes in the ring on the mic before being interrupted by four people that are actually liked.

Solid booking tbh.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:10:14 AM
Sadly it's always good after Wrestlemania. Then it goes s*** again.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:10:56 AM
They're absolutely making this up every morning. Stand up meeting at the water cooler at 10AM each morning. Post its everywhere.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:11:49 AM
Sadly it's always good after Wrestlemania. Then it goes s*** again.

True :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:12:52 AM
Does anyone really think they'll put the belt on Styles? I guess the upside here is that they've now made Reigns heel because nobody apart from Mike is going to boo Styles.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:14:21 AM
Does anyone really think they'll put the belt on Styles? I guess the upside here is that they've now made Reigns heel because nobody apart from Mike is going to boo Styles.

No not at all, i'm just happy they are not completely burying him like every other guy who makes their name elsewhere. :lol:
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:15:19 AM
Does anyone really think they'll put the belt on Styles? I guess the upside here is that they've now made Reigns heel because nobody apart from Mike is going to boo Styles.

Depends what side of the bed Vinny wakes up on.

But making Reigns heel as a 2 minute afterthought on Raw is almost more annoying. Make him a heel during Wrestlemania ffs. End the match in an interesting way. Do SOMETHING.

c***s.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:16:05 AM
Good main event but a disappointing show. So many people not there but it was mostly just debuts, teasing debuts, WM photos and setting up weird title challengers. Shane was in control yet went missing, Ryder had a one-day title reign, the crowd was muted and nothing huge happened.

They were wise to keep Reigns away, unfortunately.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:19:00 AM
I was hoping the Shane storyline was going to develop into some sort of brand split where he took over Smackdown. They could even have semi-written him out by having him install a general manager like character. Guess it could happen yet on a slow burn.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:20:46 AM
I was hoping the Shane storyline was going to develop into some sort of brand split where he took over Smackdown. They could even have semi-written him out by having him install a general manager like character. Guess it could happen yet on a slow burn.
the return of teddy long and everyone in tag team matchs or vs the undertaker!
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:26:28 AM
Was odd that they didn't have Brock on the show either. Clearly don't want him in the title scene until Reigns has beaten half a dozen guys first.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:33:01 AM
Was odd that they didn't have Brock on the show either. Clearly don't want him in the title scene until Reigns has beaten half a dozen guys first.

Not sure where i read it but i'm pretty sure i read somewhere that he's basically off till Summerslam, which makes the Ambrose loss even more pointless.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:44:01 AM
That doesn't shock me at all. Take him off TV until it's time for a big card where he will be one of the main attractions again. Just a question of who he's steamrolling next.
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Post by: Neil on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:02:27 PM
That's the downside of Brock. He's class to watch but you can't have him there every week (nor does he want to be.)

However, why not therefore make the match v Ambrose at least a bit more epic? Instead of what felt like a fairly straightforward 10-15 minute win, with 1 F5. The feud itself I liked, the payoff was minimal.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 01:40:21 PM
I don't see his purpose right now given his contract. It would make sense if he was coming in to get other people over, but that's clearly not something he wants to do, therefore WWE must've just made peace with the fact that we're all going to love watching him put the same match on over and over, with little to no story behind it.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:53:40 PM
I don't even think he's class to watch anymore tbh, all he does is German Suplexes over and over again until he decides to F5.

It's night and day between this and his match with CM Punk for example, I miss that Brock personally.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 03:57:18 PM
I mean it's clear to everyone that he's just playing the mercenary game, both in-ring and out of the ring. All because someone at WWE thinks he's valuable/entertaining enough to allow such an agreement, even with Brock performing so half heartedly. The root cause of this is the lack of talent being nurtured to top billing status.

It might even work if they had Brock actually lose to some of these up and comers... but naaaah that's far too sensible.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 04:03:06 PM
I don't even think he's class to watch anymore tbh, all he does is German Suplexes over and over again until he decides to F5.

It's night and day between this and his match with CM Punk for example, I miss that Brock personally.
Punk vs Brock was so, so good :thup:
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Post by: La Parka on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 07:18:13 PM
Watched my 1st raw for years: so many NXT graduates, holy s***. Corbin and Crews though f*** that s***.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 07:48:52 PM
Watched my 1st raw for years: so many NXT graduates, holy s***. Corbin and Crews though f*** that s***.
thought they used Corbin well though Ziggler could make anyone look like any of us look legit strong with his ability to sell s***
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 08:00:28 PM
I don't even think he's class to watch anymore tbh, all he does is German Suplexes over and over again until he decides to F5.

It's night and day between this and his match with CM Punk for example, I miss that Brock personally.
Punk vs Brock was so, so good :thup:

And it wasn't even in the same league as Angle vs Lesnar all those years ago. Still one of the greats is Kurt.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 08:07:40 PM
I get sad every time that I remember that Shooting Star Press landing short.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 5 April 2016, 09:03:17 PM
I don't even think he's class to watch anymore tbh, all he does is German Suplexes over and over again until he decides to F5.

It's night and day between this and his match with CM Punk for example, I miss that Brock personally.
Punk vs Brock was so, so good :thup:

And it wasn't even in the same league as Angle vs Lesnar all those years ago. Still one of the greats is Kurt.

He's still amazing :lol: I watched some of his matches with Styles and Samoa Joe recently and he'd still probably walk into WWE right now and put on a clinic.

They won't get near him obviously but still.
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Post by: toontownman on Wednesday 6 April 2016, 12:44:22 AM
An entertaining if not completely uneven and at times nonsensical Raw.

This whole year seems to have been a poorly thought out and hashed together set of events and storylines. While the injuries were unexpected and ruined long set plans they surely should be doing better.

I severely dislike the whole notion that there are no stars or superstars with 'it' factor. While to a point they have to have something about them, they should already all have it or else why would they be signed? It is 70% the storylines and bookings that create stars. While the wrestlers have to deliver they are only as good as what they are allowed or told to do.

Plenty of people that could be absolute monsters stars of they gave them something worthwhile. Imagine having the attitude Era using the current wrestlers on the wwe books. It would exceed the past one imo.

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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 6 April 2016, 03:07:56 AM
An entertaining if not completely uneven and at times nonsensical Raw.

This whole year seems to have been a poorly thought out and hashed together set of events and storylines. While the injuries were unexpected and ruined long set plans they surely should be doing better.

I severely dislike the whole notion that there are no stars or superstars with 'it' factor. While to a point they have to have something about them, they should already all have it or else why would they be signed? It is 70% the storylines and bookings that create stars. While the wrestlers have to deliver they are only as good as what they are allowed or told to do.

Plenty of people that could be absolute monsters stars of they gave them something worthwhile. Imagine having the attitude Era using the current wrestlers on the wwe books. It would exceed the past one imo.



Stone Cold has said before that he wouldn't have been anywhere near as successful in this era, which says all you need to know really.
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Post by: TBG on Monday 11 April 2016, 04:57:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/JuxJABL.png)

 :lol:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 11 April 2016, 04:57:51 PM
Overwhelming social media support :lol:
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Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 11 April 2016, 05:57:03 PM
"WE DONT KNOW WHAT WERE DOING SO WERE JUST GOING TO MAKE s*** UP"
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 11 April 2016, 06:05:03 PM
so the entire hell in a cell match and however long of buildup to said match was absolutely pointless
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Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 11 April 2016, 06:08:13 PM
Pre WM Vince = "shane is a bitch" "he's always been a s*** kid and i hate him and i hope he dies" "STEPHANIE HAS BIGGER GRAPEFRUITS THAN YOU"
Apres WM Vince = "200 likes and ahl let Shane run Raw"
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Post by: Ritchie on Monday 11 April 2016, 07:56:14 PM
Everything about Wrestlemania was utterly pointless. Glad I didn't bother with it this year.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 11 April 2016, 08:40:55 PM
It was booked so badly that in a strange way i'm glad it was pointless :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:06:28 AM
It's refreshing for once to have a non heel authority figure. I can't remember the last time they just had a face character running the show without a heel being present. Mick Foley?
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:11:34 AM
Regal on NXT as a neutral authority figure works well
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:13:35 AM
Regal on NXT as a neutral authority figure works well

He was a good heel authority figure on the main show over 15 years ago as well. Look at the vast improvement tonight already. No 20 minute boring Triple H promo and they are going to have a natch already.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:14:06 AM
So what we got?

Womens title match, Tag team tournament, Cesaro vs Owens for #1 contender of IC title and Zayn vs Styles and if Zayn wins it will be a triple threat.

I mean it's obvious Cesaro and Styles will win because i imagine that Owens and Zayn will face each other but it should be a decent watch regardless.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:15:39 AM
almost certain Owens interferes in Zayn match
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:16:21 AM
almost certain Owens interferes in Zayn match

Wouldn't be surprised if Zayn interferes in this too :lol:
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:18:26 AM
almost certain Owens interferes in Zayn match

Wouldn't be surprised if Zayn interferes in this too :lol:
true I do love the fact its straight to trying to kill each other the moment they're in the vicinity of each other
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:32:45 AM
almost certain Owens interferes in Zayn match

Wouldn't be surprised if Zayn interferes in this too :lol:
true I do love the fact its straight to trying to kill each other the moment they're in the vicinity of each other

This feud should finish at Summerslam with a huge match. Cage match or something like that. It doesn't need a match at every PPV until then though. 
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:34:03 AM
why is Dr Phil doing there
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:34:05 AM
Dr Phil is actually spot on...
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:34:42 AM
He's not wrong :lol:
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:36:10 AM
okay now I kinda want to see him try and diagnose the mcmahon family
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:40:15 AM
Did they just use Dr Phil well and not in a cringe way they usually use these appearances?
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:42:48 AM
Looks like a fairly meh tournament. Although I agree with the concept. Too many dud teams like Golden Truth & Social Outcasts.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:43:46 AM
Looks like a fairly meh tournament. Although I agree with the concept. Too many dud teams like Golden Truth & Social Outcasts.

Hopefully their be rid of fairly quickly.
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Post by: samptime29 on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:46:46 AM
That Owens/Cesaro match was really fun. That frog splash  :cool:
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:49:36 AM

It's a strange one though as they need a heel winner that isn't the Dudley Boyz. Given the brackets they don't really have that. Dudley Boyz will meet Enzo/Cass next round. The top side has The Usos and Vaudevillians. Unless they have Anderson/Gallows do a beat down and replace the Social Outcasts or something.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:52:10 AM

It's a strange one though as they need a heel winner that isn't the Dudley Boyz. Given the brackets they don't really have that. Dudley Boyz will meet Enzo/Cass next round. The top side has The Usos and Vaudevillians. Unless they have Anderson/Gallows do a beat down and replace the Social Outcasts or something.

Here's hoping :lol:
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:52:10 AM
Vaudevillians have been heelish on nxt lately
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:54:20 AM
Vaudevillians have been heelish on nxt lately

I find them difficult to take seriously.

Bubba is so good on the microphone. More than two tag teams that can talk. Revolutionary.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:55:48 AM
Reigns is next, well it was fun while it lasted.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:58:25 AM
Vaudevillians have been heelish on nxt lately

I find them difficult to take seriously.

Bubba is so good on the microphone. More than two tag teams that can talk. Revolutionary.
the gimmicks a bit silly but then again its wrestling a guy pretending to be an undead mortician with magic powers is one of the most popular guys in the companys history so silly can work just fine
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 01:59:12 AM
I do love these escorting the guy from the building shots because we all know the guy will be back later on
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 02:00:53 AM
Reigns is next, well it was fun while it lasted.

They either need to give him a manager or just let him be himself on the microphone.

I actually think he'll do a good heel Batista like role. Play the condescending bully that cheats to win.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 02:01:50 AM
ah christ he's going to be saying the I'm the guy line for f***ing ever
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 02:07:03 AM
well that was a pile of s***
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 02:08:38 AM
Reigns segment was the most boring segment of the show by far? i'm shocked.
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 02:14:24 AM
Why the f*** is Phil there?
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 02:16:21 AM
wooing contest with Ric Flair?
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 02:28:23 AM
It gets worse every week for Charlotte as Ric just takes the spotlight again and again.

On a separate note they need to bin the title not changing hands on DQ/Countout thing now. It's about as bad as when WCW had a rule that throwing someone over the top rope was a DQ.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 02:29:53 AM
It gets worse every week for Charlotte as Ric just takes the spotlight again and again.

On a separate note they need to bin the title not changing hands on DQ/Countout thing now. It's about as bad as when WCW had a rule that throwing someone over the top rope was a DQ.

Christ :lol:
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 02:34:18 AM
It gets worse every week for Charlotte as Ric just takes the spotlight again and again.

On a separate note they need to bin the title not changing hands on DQ/Countout thing now. It's about as bad as when WCW had a rule that throwing someone over the top rope was a DQ.
eh its pretty standard stuff, champ does everything and anything to keep the title eventually gets whats coming to them. Of coarse it does bring up the question why a heel champ ever bothers to stay in the ring
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 02:41:47 AM
It gets worse every week for Charlotte as Ric just takes the spotlight again and again.

On a separate note they need to bin the title not changing hands on DQ/Countout thing now. It's about as bad as when WCW had a rule that throwing someone over the top rope was a DQ.

Christ :lol:

It was an old NWA rule that was kept in the early WCW days. I think the AWA used it as well back then. It was another way to end matches and used often by Ric Flair who would just end the match by throwing his opponent over the top rope to get DQed.

One of the more interesting finishes was when Fujinami beat Flair in Tokyo way back in 1991. He threw Flair over the top rope which by NWA rules was a DQ but those rules didn't apply in Japan so Fujinami went on to win.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 02:43:32 AM
Hoping that beatdown leads to Anderson and Gallows being placed in the tournament.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 02:50:53 AM
Hoping that beatdown leads to Anderson and Gallows being placed in the tournament.

In all honesty they aren't particularly good wrestling wise. They are really just riding the reputation of the Bullet Club faction from NJPW of which they were able to benefit from being surrounded by top guys. They'll do alright here if they get involved with a stable but I'm not hopeful for them if they are left to their own deal. If the WWE really wanted another big man team they should have pushed the Wyatt pair about a year ago as both those guys look to offer a lot of variety in the ring.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 02:54:53 AM
I still expect it to be stable eventually really, even the NWO started with two guys. Just depends on who the 3rd guy is gonna be.
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Post by: TBG on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 08:55:04 AM
Shane O'Mac.

He realises the only way to take control of the WWE is with a hostile takeover. Anderson and Gallows keep disrupting matches and cost 'fan favourite' Reigns his title, which reveals Styles is also a member. Vince needs someone to win the title back and sees Finn Bálor's incredible win streak in NXT. Bálor is set the challenge of winning the title.

The match is a no disqualification match. After an intense stare off, Tyler Breeze (Now IC champion and fully pledged Bullet Club member) passes his selfie stick to Styles. Styles then pokes Bálor who lies down and let's Styles pin him. Styles is now the WWE, NXT and Divas champion.

Shane then cuts a promo about how he's been injecting the WWE with poison. All of the new talent signed has been because of him. Vince wants control back. He sets a match at Survivor Series. 5 V 5, team WWE vs team Bullet Club. Winner takes all.

Bullet Club loose clean to Jericho, Kane, The Big Show, Mark Henry and Hornswoggle.







(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/prowrestling/images/e/ee/VinceRusso.png/revision/latest?cb=20131101180159)
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Post by: Lenny on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 09:24:08 PM
Gonna take me a while to un-see Festus in Gallows :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBvbW0DZPtM
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 11:02:36 PM
It's amazing that he was Festus :lol: Fair play to him though, he looks in fantastic shape compared to then.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 11:04:34 PM
Pretty good Raw, it feels fresh right now. Hope it's a push for Cesaro.

Reigns slowly turning heel :thup:

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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 11:11:36 PM
Pretty good Raw, it feels fresh right now. Hope it's a push for Cesaro.

Reigns slowly turning heel :thup:

I agree, everything seemed to have purpose and direction. Just continue to develop the feuds you do have and make each part of the show interesting and make sense.

This isn't that hard, well it is for them but it shouldn't be.
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Post by: Lenny on Tuesday 12 April 2016, 11:33:17 PM
It's amazing that he was Festus :lol: Fair play to him though, he looks in fantastic shape compared to then.

Yep he definitely looks in a lot better shape now.
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Post by: cubaricho on Wednesday 13 April 2016, 07:12:01 AM
Balls Mahoney. Used to love that dude in ECW.  :'(

I was re-watching some old Balls matches and this one came up: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1yg21_masato-tanaka-vs-balls-mahoney_sport

Not only is there a great spot with Joey Styles, but also, at 14:00, Tanaka hits one of the best finishers of all time (Diamond Dust). You'd never see anything like it in WWE these days.

"And again Tanaka kicks out, this match has become a war of attrition"

Joey Styles was the best in the biz.
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Post by: Shak on Wednesday 13 April 2016, 09:33:57 AM
Always been an ambition of mine to own the entire ECW library and watch a show or two a week with a few friends.
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Post by: KDT on Wednesday 13 April 2016, 09:36:45 AM
Always been an ambition of mine to own the entire ECW library and watch a show or two a week with a few friends.

It's all on the network.
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Post by: TBG on Wednesday 13 April 2016, 09:42:58 AM
Was ECW regularly shown over here (UK)? I can vaguely remember watching it a couple of time on Bravo I think.

Same goes with WCW, I know Channel 5 used to show Thunder but did I can't remember ever watching Nitro.
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Post by: KDT on Wednesday 13 April 2016, 09:57:54 AM
Was ECW regularly shown over here (UK)? I can vaguely remember watching it a couple of time on Bravo I think.

Same goes with WCW, I know Channel 5 used to show Thunder but did I can't remember ever watching Nitro.

Nitro was on TNT Classic Films on Sky at 9 on a Friday night.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 13 April 2016, 12:43:12 PM
Yeah I remember watching Nitro growing up, not as much as I'd have like to mind and it's a bit of a blur now.

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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 14 April 2016, 01:13:30 AM
Yeah I remember watching Nitro growing up, not as much as I'd have like to mind and it's a bit of a blur now.

You didn't miss anything. It was generally s*** and even more s*** when they moved to 3 hours.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 14 April 2016, 01:43:25 PM
Just caught up with Raw - was quite good, enjoyed pretty much all of it bar anything Roman was involved with.

Apollo Crews has to win the belt sometime as well, the guy has everything.
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Post by: Lenny on Thursday 14 April 2016, 02:00:27 PM
I find Crews a bit "meh" tbh. Seems a bit bland despite being incredibly talented.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 14 April 2016, 02:33:39 PM
I find Crews a bit "meh" tbh. Seems a bit bland despite being incredibly talented.

Same, also I think they know it too considering they have basically put him in "squash" matches so far.
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Post by: jdckelly on Thursday 14 April 2016, 02:35:58 PM
all he's done since he got to nxt is smile
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Post by: Stal on Thursday 14 April 2016, 02:42:26 PM
I think Crews is outstanding. So much ability, a great look and I see him going from strength to strength.
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Post by: KDT on Thursday 14 April 2016, 02:46:13 PM
He can't talk is is far too smiley to ever turn heel, he'll be US Champ by the end of the year but that's it.
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Post by: Stal on Thursday 14 April 2016, 02:52:41 PM
Ways and means around the talking issue. I have a ton of faith in what he will achieve. And I think the smiling is awesome, it's so memorable and infectious. Every other bugger scowls, he uses his natural happiness to stand out.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 14 April 2016, 03:01:47 PM
He's not standing out though, part of that is because he's limited to matches which are 2-3 minutes long and he's not cutting any promos.

There's a reason for that for reasons already stated, but he has a long way to go and just like with Corbin I think they promoted him too early.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 14 April 2016, 04:52:03 PM
He's not standing out though, part of that is because he's limited to matches which are 2-3 minutes long and he's not cutting any promos.

There's a reason for that for reasons already stated, but he has a long way to go and just like with Corbin I think they promoted him too early.

I just think it's a signal of their intent, trying to force some of the older, more wiser fans to tune in to Raw again. When you've got dross like Reigns, Sheamus, Big s*** and Kane getting as much air time as they've had over the last year I think it's acceptable to give guys like Corbin and Crews a go.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 14 April 2016, 04:55:52 PM
Oh I agree with that completely, especially if they persist with it as they seem to be taking Zayn, Styles, Owens etc etc more seriously too.

If they are then it's about damn time, but obviously I'll need to see more than two RAW's to believe it.
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Post by: KDT on Thursday 14 April 2016, 05:07:10 PM
Just watched a full Smackdown for the first time in about 15 years, I think it's almost safe to say that the whole product post Mania has improved massively.

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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 14 April 2016, 05:27:47 PM
Agree with both of those posts, but we all know what's going to happen eventually, lets not even begin to kid ourselves :(

(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/article/media_slots/photos/001/229/129/Raw_01212008dog_983_original.jpg?1385874824)
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 14 April 2016, 05:36:34 PM
I'm not even convinced yet tbh :lol: The shitstorm is right around the corner and i for one can't wait to be p*ssed off.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 15 April 2016, 02:31:46 AM
Just finished watching Smackdown, the chemistry between Jericho, Owens and Ambrose is amazing. :lol:

The guest commentary of Owens and Ambrose really added to the storylines of both Jericho-Ambrose and Owens-Zayn and i expect both of them to have really good build ups leading to their inevitable matches at Payback.

Hell they already do.
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Post by: jdckelly on Saturday 16 April 2016, 12:54:39 AM
Just finished watching Smackdown, the chemistry between Jericho, Owens and Ambrose is amazing. :lol:

The guest commentary of Owens and Ambrose really added to the storylines of both Jericho-Ambrose and Owens-Zayn and i expect both of them to have really good build ups leading to their inevitable matches at Payback.

Hell they already do.
just watched it, loved the owens ambrose on commentary and made me p*ssed off the ic feud they had was such a waste
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Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 16 April 2016, 11:25:45 AM
Sheamus is on Soccer AM.
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Post by: KDT on Saturday 16 April 2016, 01:35:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVU0MW-IGrM

This needs to be watched daily.
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Post by: Mikky on Saturday 16 April 2016, 10:32:13 PM
LMAO  :lol:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 16 April 2016, 10:39:59 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/vLNxRgs.jpg)

WAT
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Post by: jdckelly on Saturday 16 April 2016, 11:11:49 PM
http://www.wwe.com/article/raymond-leppan-ryan-parmeter-suspended

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Post by: KDT on Sunday 17 April 2016, 12:57:41 AM
The Ascension can f*** off
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Sunday 17 April 2016, 08:54:39 PM
Feels weird to be optimistic about the current product, but really feel like the next few months will be good. Hope this Emma/Becky feud is actually a proper feud, as it could be excellent. Fear it will just be a one-off match though.
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Post by: KDT on Sunday 17 April 2016, 10:31:34 PM
For all your Emma needs https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl1_9cyRAVLu-fDmSYTnuvQ
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Post by: jdckelly on Sunday 17 April 2016, 10:33:49 PM
feels kinda weird not to have dana brooke out there with emma they were a good double act but suppose ric flair interfering is enough of that kind of thing. What I am not looking forward to is Styles being beaten clean and saying Roman is the better man
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 17 April 2016, 10:36:56 PM
Feels weird to be optimistic about the current product, but really feel like the next few months will be good. Hope this Emma/Becky feud is actually a proper feud, as it could be excellent. Fear it will just be a one-off match though.

They do need to build the Women as a whole so it would make sense, no point just having Becky, Sasha and Charlotte and ignoring the rest.
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Post by: KDT on Sunday 17 April 2016, 11:19:21 PM
Rumours of Balor being on Raw tomorrow, it would make sense with it being on over here.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Monday 18 April 2016, 01:49:25 AM
UK crowd with Reigns

:megusta:
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Monday 18 April 2016, 03:28:12 PM
Would prefer it if Balor didn't debut tonight. Feel like it would be a lot more exciting if he debuts during a live show instead of a pretaped one.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 18 April 2016, 03:48:08 PM
It's not live?  I assumed every raw was live?
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Monday 18 April 2016, 03:54:27 PM
It's not live?  I assumed every raw was live?

It's because it's in England. So they're recording it and playing it a few hours later in it's normal US time slot.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 18 April 2016, 04:11:49 PM
Ah :thup:
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Monday 18 April 2016, 04:33:54 PM
It's not like a Smackdown taping though, at least it hasn't been over the years. Like they don't add in any canned applauses or tone down the cheering / booing too much, if at all.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Monday 18 April 2016, 08:12:38 PM
Edit: inside is a rumour about tonights Raw.

Spoiler
[close]
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Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 18 April 2016, 08:41:32 PM
i havent pressed on that, but i demand it be deleted
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 18 April 2016, 10:20:34 PM
I would hope that Balor doesn't debut on the main roster any time soon. They've already brought up Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin and Enzo & Cass. Plus Anderson & Gallows have debuted, while Cesaro has returned and Primo/Epico are about to return. That's a lot of 'fresh' faces all at once for them to work with.

Save Balor until after Summerslam where he can be used to elevate a new heel in NXT then come into the roster at a time the focus is solely on him.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 18 April 2016, 10:23:08 PM
In fairness Balor will be treated differently than all of those guys, all of them are either tag teams or lower-mid card guys at best. Balor would be treated as an upper mid-card with potential to be main event i imagine.

I agree i don't want him debuted now either, but not for the same reasons as i feel his spot is something entirely different to the guys who have come up recently.
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Post by: KDT on Monday 18 April 2016, 10:23:33 PM
Watched the last hour or so on a stream, only just a caught a re-cap of the big storyline point. 
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Monday 18 April 2016, 10:46:18 PM
Saw that as well, don't think I'm going to bother watching the rest later tonight. The rest sounds decent, but stuff that isn't really must watch.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 19 April 2016, 02:08:09 AM
So there was a reason Anderson and Gallows came in attacking the Usos, they just attacked Reigns and seem aligned with AJ Styles like they were in Japan with the Bullet Club.

I like the angle, even if i think there's a swerve coming.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 19 April 2016, 02:10:23 AM
yeah they're going to take out AJ at payback aren't they.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 19 April 2016, 02:13:09 AM
yeah they're going to take out AJ at payback aren't they.

I think so yeah, wouldn't be surprised if Balor is involved as well.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 19 April 2016, 03:08:19 AM
yeah they're going to take out AJ at payback aren't they.

I think so yeah, wouldn't be surprised if Balor is involved as well.

Seems like too much to hope for. I'd suspect they'll get their 'Bullet Club' vs Reigns & Usos match out of this first.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 19 April 2016, 03:18:53 AM
yeah they're going to take out AJ at payback aren't they.

I think so yeah, wouldn't be surprised if Balor is involved as well.

Seems like too much to hope for. I'd suspect they'll get their 'Bullet Club' vs Reigns & Usos match out of this first.

Was more thinking Balor is in charge all along and he attacks Styles leading to Styles vs " Bullet Club " type feud and Reigns faces whoever.

Of course there's a small possibility that they help Styles beat Reigns, but i doubt it.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 19 April 2016, 02:32:44 PM
The WWE with their names, man. We have a show-off, a hit with the ladies, let's name him after porn star Dirk Diggler. That Pac lad is from England, let's just call him Neville. Black guy, let's make him a mix of Apollo Creed and Terry Crews :lol:

Another good Raw though. Even the Miz is entertaining. I think Reigns is officially a heel now, his whole demeanour has changed.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 19 April 2016, 02:47:26 PM
Maryse does wonders for the Miz :lol: Not just because she's fit either( although it helps :lol: ), she's a great character.
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Tuesday 19 April 2016, 10:32:08 PM
The WWE with their names, man. We have a show-off, a hit with the ladies, let's name him after porn star Dirk Diggler. That Pac lad is from England, let's just call him Neville. Black guy, let's make him a mix of Apollo Creed and Terry Crews :lol:

Another good Raw though. Even the Miz is entertaining. I think Reigns is officially a heel now, his whole demeanour has changed.

Really wish they let him keep Uhaa Nation as his name. Such a cool name. Suppose Apollo Crews is a more marketable name though.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 19 April 2016, 11:20:13 PM
Reigns isn't a heel. They've stuck him in 'tweener role for now which is basically their way of saying we don't give a f*** what you think, he's the champion, deal with it.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Wednesday 20 April 2016, 12:28:56 AM
The way he was talking to Styles and the fans just seemed so different. Lots of anger and smugness. And that catchphrase about being 'the guy' is bloody annoying :lol:
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Post by: Carlito on Wednesday 20 April 2016, 04:38:19 PM
He still needs to sort out his delivery tbh. Not really feeling it when he says it. It's better than sufferin' succotash though, so I suppose beggars can't be choosers.
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Post by: jdckelly on Wednesday 20 April 2016, 06:16:11 PM
He still needs to sort out his delivery tbh. Not really feeling it when he says it. It's better than sufferin' succotash though, so I suppose beggars can't be choosers.
it was fine the first time especially considering the crowd but to use in every single raw/smackdown since then has made me go from oh that wasn't bad to oh f*** this s***
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Post by: Carlito on Wednesday 20 April 2016, 07:04:10 PM
He still needs to sort out his delivery tbh. Not really feeling it when he says it. It's better than sufferin' succotash though, so I suppose beggars can't be choosers.
it was fine the first time especially considering the crowd but to use in every single raw/smackdown since then has made me go from oh that wasn't bad to oh f*** this s***

He's basically been given a new line and is clinging onto it for dear life instead of thinking outside of the box like other top stars with a bit of personality would. That's how it comes across on TV anyway.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 21 April 2016, 03:49:30 AM
I AM NOT A BAD GUY

I AM NOT A GOOD GUY

I AM THE GUY

:slowclap:
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Post by: thomas on Thursday 21 April 2016, 06:14:48 AM
http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/20/chyna-dead-wwe-legend-dies/ :\
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Post by: Paully on Thursday 21 April 2016, 06:14:57 AM
Chyna R.I.P


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Post by: Decky on Thursday 21 April 2016, 06:52:48 AM
Damn. It probably won't even be mentioned by WWE too.

Edit: Looks like I was wrong

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Post by: TBG on Thursday 21 April 2016, 06:53:22 AM
Might have to give One Night in Chyna another watch
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Post by: Jill on Thursday 21 April 2016, 06:54:09 AM
Bloody hell.
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Post by: TBG on Thursday 21 April 2016, 06:57:05 AM
Honestly it's not that bad
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Post by: Jill on Thursday 21 April 2016, 07:16:37 AM
:lol: I've seen it.
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Post by: Incognito on Thursday 21 April 2016, 07:23:25 AM
Is that the one with the 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 Kid?
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Post by: Foluwashola on Thursday 21 April 2016, 08:21:08 AM
Will she be buried with her clit piercing?
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Post by: cubaricho on Thursday 21 April 2016, 08:43:56 AM
Really solid and sensitive postings happening already. Good work, dudes

Might have to give One Night in Chyna another watch

Will she be buried with her clit piercing?

For posterity purposes.
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Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 21 April 2016, 09:19:09 AM
Honestly it's not that bad
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Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 21 April 2016, 09:20:40 AM
Shan news like, yet another one dead in their mid-40s. She was a big deal when she was around in WWE.

RIP.
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Post by: Foluwashola on Thursday 21 April 2016, 09:40:56 AM
Really solid and sensitive postings happening already. Good work, dudes

Might have to give One Night in Chyna another watch

Will she be buried with her clit piercing?

For posterity purposes.

You quote them as if we're going to be bothered enough to delete them? :lol:
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Post by: TBG on Thursday 21 April 2016, 10:07:19 AM
Will she be buried with her clit piercing?

(http://i.imgur.com/FyiqMYi.gif)

Can't see from here.
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Post by: jdckelly on Thursday 21 April 2016, 12:20:37 PM
f***, 45 is way too young to die. RIP
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Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 21 April 2016, 02:23:48 PM
Damn. It probably won't even be mentioned by WWE too.

Edit: Looks like I was wrong


Not sure WWE have ever ignored the death of a former wrestler have they?

Everyone knows it's fine to ignore the existence of someone when they're alive, only to tell everyone how much you loved the person once they've died.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 21 April 2016, 02:27:32 PM
:thup: Words are cheap anyway, doubt they will induct her in the HOF for example even if they damn well should and it should have happened years ago.
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Post by: Froggy on Thursday 21 April 2016, 02:34:55 PM
:thup: Words are cheap anyway, doubt they will induct her in the HOF for example even if they damn well should and it should have happened years ago.

It's not really as straight forward as that. Yes, she deserves to be in the HOF, but she also became a pornstar and we're in the PG era. It could cause a bit of trouble.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 21 April 2016, 02:38:04 PM
Yeah but a lot of people who are in the HOF have led questionable lives outside of the WWE, usually it's to celebrate what they did for the company and within reason it shouldn't really come into it. Besides the general public doesn't really have to know that.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 21 April 2016, 02:40:48 PM
They just inducted the f***ing HO TRAIN man :lol:
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Post by: Froggy on Thursday 21 April 2016, 02:40:59 PM
Yeah but a lot of people who are in the HOF have led questionable lives outside of the WWE, usually it's to celebrate what they did for the company and within reason it shouldn't really come into it. Besides the general public doesn't really have to know that.

I think Stone Cold used an example on his podcast. Like what if a kid Google's Chyna, what comes up? It shows her as a pornagraphic actress on her Wiki page. It could lead to bad press for the WWE, and that's what they care about. She should be straight in there like.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 21 April 2016, 02:44:35 PM
Yeah but a lot of people who are in the HOF have led questionable lives outside of the WWE, usually it's to celebrate what they did for the company and within reason it shouldn't really come into it. Besides the general public doesn't really have to know that.

I think Stone Cold used an example on his podcast. Like what if a kid Google's Chyna, what comes up? It shows her as a pornagraphic actress on her Wiki page. It could lead to bad press for the WWE, and that's what they care about. She should be straight in there like.

In fairness if a kid did the same with Sunny then it would show the same thing, :lol: Pretty sure there's a lot of things, like Hogan is a racist etc etc. As much as they try, i don't think they can hide behind their past to that extent.
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Post by: Froggy on Thursday 21 April 2016, 02:46:31 PM
Yeah but a lot of people who are in the HOF have led questionable lives outside of the WWE, usually it's to celebrate what they did for the company and within reason it shouldn't really come into it. Besides the general public doesn't really have to know that.

I think Stone Cold used an example on his podcast. Like what if a kid Google's Chyna, what comes up? It shows her as a pornagraphic actress on her Wiki page. It could lead to bad press for the WWE, and that's what they care about. She should be straight in there like.

In fairness if a kid did the same with Sunny then it would show the same thing, :lol: Pretty sure there's a lot of things, like Hogan is a racist etc etc. As much as they try, i don't think they can hide behind their past to that extent.

She's got a movie coming out soon called: Sunny Side Up: In Through the Backdoor.

Interesting.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 21 April 2016, 02:48:47 PM
 :laugh:
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Post by: Froggy on Thursday 21 April 2016, 02:51:46 PM
I didn't even know she was a pornstar to be honest. I thought she just did Playboy and that.
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Post by: Ritchie on Thursday 21 April 2016, 02:52:29 PM
It was never about her porn career, it was about not trusting her with a live microphone after the owner's daughter ruined her relationship and ended her livelihood.
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Post by: TBG on Thursday 21 April 2016, 03:10:19 PM
Jezebel!
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Post by: Carlito on Thursday 21 April 2016, 05:42:19 PM
Damn. It probably won't even be mentioned by WWE too.

Edit: Looks like I was wrong


Not sure WWE have ever ignored the death of a former wrestler have they?

Everyone knows it's fine to ignore the existence of someone when they're alive, only to tell everyone how much you loved the person once they've died.

They ignored Viscera/Mabel's death, which was quite shitty of them considering he'd gave them 15 years of his life dating back to 1993.
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Post by: Shak on Thursday 21 April 2016, 05:43:56 PM
Always thought she was awful and dragged DX down with her presence. Was glad when she vanished from WWE.

Sad that her life has gone this way though and 45 is no age to die, must be tough on her family and friends.
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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 21 April 2016, 05:46:42 PM
Damn. It probably won't even be mentioned by WWE too.

Edit: Looks like I was wrong


Not sure WWE have ever ignored the death of a former wrestler have they?

Everyone knows it's fine to ignore the existence of someone when they're alive, only to tell everyone how much you loved the person once they've died.

They ignored Viscera/Mabel's death, which was quite shitty of them considering he'd gave them 15 years of his life dating back to 1993.

WWE is saddened by the news that Nelson Frazier Jr., aka Big Daddy V and Mabel, has passed away. A larger-than-life Superstar, Frazier was a former World Tag Team Champion, Hardcore Champion and the 1995 King of the Ring.

As the dark, formidable Viscera, he was also a member of Undertaker’s faction, The Ministry of Darkness. Frazier’s colorful personality made him a memorable competitor throughout the Attitude Era.

Our deepest condolences go out to Frazier’s family, friends and fans.
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Post by: Newcastle Fan on Thursday 21 April 2016, 06:00:00 PM
Shame about Chyna, she was the first real female wrestler back when i started watching.
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Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 21 April 2016, 07:15:15 PM
GFWOAT?
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 21 April 2016, 07:25:47 PM
'One Night in Chyna' was s**** though - I learnt nothing about their culture, their food, their language etc.
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Post by: Froggy on Thursday 21 April 2016, 07:37:26 PM
'One Night in Chyna' was s**** though - I learnt nothing about their culture, their food, their language etc.

You learned that women can have bigger dicks than men.
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Post by: LucaAltieri on Thursday 21 April 2016, 08:02:47 PM
Any word on how she died? Read her autobiography years ago. She was a mess. Shame to see another one go.
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Post by: Froggy on Thursday 21 April 2016, 08:04:51 PM
Any word on how she died? Read her autobiography years ago. She was a mess. Shame to see another one go.

Would appear to be an overdose of anxiety and  sleep deprivation pills.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 21 April 2016, 08:10:54 PM
Sounds like she died a couple of days before they found her too.
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Post by: Lenny on Thursday 21 April 2016, 09:29:54 PM
That No Way Jose s*** is catchy as hell.
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Post by: KDT on Friday 22 April 2016, 08:51:54 AM
Joe won the NXT belt at a house show, seems strange to not even have it on a NXT taping.
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Post by: Jill on Friday 22 April 2016, 08:53:16 AM
Shame about Chyna, she was the first real female wrestler back when i started watching.

I know she was a bit of a beast and that but as a lass watching wrestling it was decent to see someone who could fight with the blokes instead of the hair pulling and bra and panties matches.
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Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Friday 22 April 2016, 09:31:22 AM
Shame about Chyna, she was the first real female wrestler back when i started watching.

I know she was a bit of a beast and that but as a lass watching wrestling it was decent to see someone who could fight with the blokes instead of the hair pulling and bra and panties matches.

:thup:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 22 April 2016, 10:16:56 AM
Joe won the NXT belt at a house show, seems strange to not even have it on a NXT taping.

Very strange, if the plan was to put it on Joe then do it at Takeover imo.

I guess this means Balor will be on RAW very soon and if I had to guess he's going to screw Styles at Payback. Not that I'm complaining mind as I think a Balor and Styles feud would be fun.
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Post by: Ste on Friday 22 April 2016, 12:38:59 PM
A couple of people in attendance have said Balor was injured as the referee threw up the X signal.
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Post by: Marmoset on Friday 22 April 2016, 01:09:08 PM
Bet the extra hits on Chyna's post wwf work are giving Prince's spotify hits a run for their money
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Post by: Interpolic on Friday 22 April 2016, 02:46:11 PM
Prince ain't on Spotify.
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Post by: TBG on Friday 22 April 2016, 02:52:14 PM
Did anyone else buy the music albums?

This bad boy used to get played loads. Especially track 2.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EOfEVQS0L.jpg)
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Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 22 April 2016, 03:01:25 PM
Had these two:

(http://i.imgur.com/DQEMAPK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/v9fxRVP.jpg)

They're both mostly s***, but the aggression disk was full of mental rap covers, including a banging cover of the DX theme.

Other than that, it was the HHH theme and the Walls of Jericho on repeat.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 22 April 2016, 03:05:02 PM
Obviously now I'm listening to them.

Starts off so well with walls of jericho, only for track #2 to be... "WEELLLLL, ITS THE BIGG SHOOWWW"  :pokerface:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXT6ZQ7Kfc0
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Post by: Froggy on Friday 22 April 2016, 03:06:28 PM
I had The Rock's pie one, whatever it was called.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 22 April 2016, 03:11:09 PM
Yo Jimmy hit me with that Triple H
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Post by: Froggy on Friday 22 April 2016, 03:13:01 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7a/WWF_The_Music_Volume_5.jpg)
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Post by: TBG on Friday 22 April 2016, 03:19:37 PM
including a banging cover of the DX theme.


By RUN DMC?
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Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 22 April 2016, 03:51:56 PM
thats the boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uFf2PRQyAc

the king of rock whoooo
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Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Friday 22 April 2016, 04:01:55 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7a/WWF_The_Music_Volume_5.jpg)

Hahaha, me too. The pie song had probably the most racist bit in it ever :lol:

"Dogged it down fast, 'cause it really did please)
I mean it tasted so good, Rock was talkin Chinese!
(Ching-bang-wing-gon-aiiiii!! That good pie!)"
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Friday 22 April 2016, 04:08:55 PM
WWE Originals gave us classics like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOZPB1zPOCo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1Csfkhe3zc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjgEjcN2J5I
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Post by: Jill on Friday 22 April 2016, 04:55:36 PM

(http://i.imgur.com/DQEMAPK.jpg)


I had that one. HHH and McMahon's were my most played. I remember raging that Austin's was just a random song.

For some reason we were talking about D'lo Brown a few months ago and I broke into to his theme tune, word perfect. I think I nearly got dumped on the spot. :lol:
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Post by: Ste on Friday 22 April 2016, 06:10:20 PM
thats the boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uFf2PRQyAc

the king of rock whoooo
They used it for a little while, best DX theme.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 22 April 2016, 06:11:28 PM

(http://i.imgur.com/DQEMAPK.jpg)


I had that one. HHH and McMahon's were my most played. I remember raging that Austin's was just a random song.

For some reason we were talking about D'lo Brown a few months ago and I broke into to his theme tune, word perfect. I think I nearly got dumped on the spot. :lol:

Had the same feels. Until I realized that it was a significantly better song than 90% of the s**** on that stinkin CD.
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Post by: Jill on Friday 22 April 2016, 06:52:32 PM
OH HELL YEAH
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Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Saturday 23 April 2016, 09:46:35 AM
Its all about the Rock and Wycliffe with 'It wasn't me'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1f4SVqnbKg

And of course the Undertaker says 'Slam'!

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYwBLk1GdDY
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Post by: O'Neill on Saturday 23 April 2016, 10:53:17 AM
Velvet Sky is apparently done with TNA. Almost certain that she'll be joining WWE/NXT very shortly as she dates Bubba Ray Dudley.
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Post by: Ritchie on Saturday 23 April 2016, 12:27:45 PM
Austin's random theme on that CD was class.

Sometimes I drink a little bit, sometimes I make a little mess, sometimes I get a little angry, sometimes I kick a little ass! WELL YOU KNOW! Sometimes I kick a lot of ass! WELL YOU KNOW!

OH HELL YEAH!
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Post by: Jill on Saturday 23 April 2016, 12:32:18 PM
I definitely haven't just fired up Spotify solely to hear that song.
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Post by: TBG on Saturday 23 April 2016, 12:51:05 PM
Currently listening to the albums on Spotify as well.

They've removed Benoits name on Spotify as well :lol:
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Post by: Mike on Saturday 23 April 2016, 01:08:06 PM
For some reason we were talking about D'lo Brown a few months ago and I broke into to his theme tune, word perfect. I think I nearly got dumped on the spot. :lol:

:lol: You do the "WooooooOOOH!"?
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Post by: Jill on Saturday 23 April 2016, 01:11:07 PM
For some reason we were talking about D'lo Brown a few months ago and I broke into to his theme tune, word perfect. I think I nearly got dumped on the spot. :lol:

:lol: You do the "WooooooOOOH!"?

That's an integral part. :lol:
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Post by: Mike on Saturday 23 April 2016, 01:12:56 PM
:lol: Pretty sure I gave myself a concussion every time I heard that theme. That neck whip looks easier than it is.
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Post by: Jill on Saturday 23 April 2016, 01:15:01 PM
I know right. :lol: :lol:
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Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 23 April 2016, 01:21:41 PM
Need a much fatter neck for it to look like a deliberate act rather than just an involuntary spasm.
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Post by: Ritchie on Saturday 23 April 2016, 02:21:55 PM
People think they know me! Say I'm wound a little tight, tell me that I go looking for trouble, that I'm always ready for a fight!
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Post by: Ritchie on Saturday 23 April 2016, 02:26:13 PM
For some reason we were talking about D'lo Brown a few months ago and I broke into to his theme tune, word perfect. I think I nearly got dumped on the spot. :lol:

:lol: You do the "WooooooOOOH!"?

That's an integral part. :lol:

He missed a trick when he didn't respond with Mark Henry's old theme.
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Post by: KDT on Saturday 23 April 2016, 02:27:25 PM
Watched Backlash 2002 last night, Edge's theme was so good back then.
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Post by: Lenny on Saturday 23 April 2016, 05:06:43 PM
Austin's random theme on that CD was class.

Sometimes I drink a little bit, sometimes I make a little mess, sometimes I get a little angry, sometimes I kick a little ass! WELL YOU KNOW! Sometimes I kick a lot of ass! WELL YOU KNOW!

OH HELL YEAH!

I loved that song :lol:
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Post by: Decky on Sunday 24 April 2016, 07:04:10 AM
Been watching old Raws from back in the day. Is there a better heel than Triple H? The greatest of all time without question imo.
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Post by: TBG on Sunday 24 April 2016, 08:38:36 AM
Vinny Mac
The Rock when he was in the corporation
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Post by: O'Neill on Sunday 24 April 2016, 10:14:54 AM
Been watching old Raws from back in the day. Is there a better heel than Triple H? The greatest of all time without question imo.

Rowdy Roddy Piper is still the greatest in-ring performing heel for me. I'd have Triple H in the top ten along with Vince McMahon, Ric Flair & The Horsemen, The Fabulous Freebirds and Bobby Heenan.
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Post by: Spider Jerusalem on Sunday 24 April 2016, 10:23:40 AM
The Macho Man / King and Ted Dibiase were great heels, with Dibiase being so unredeemable he was never turned face.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 24 April 2016, 11:13:45 AM
Jericho has always been really underrated as a heel imo.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Sunday 24 April 2016, 11:20:15 AM
Jericho has always been really underrated as a heel imo.
Was just thinking that recently. He gets cheered for being a veteran but immediately turns them with his words. He's so good.
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Post by: KDT on Sunday 24 April 2016, 12:09:37 PM
He has the whiny heel down to a fine art.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 25 April 2016, 08:58:25 PM
So who is super excited for the upcoming cartoon series "Camp WWE" featuring HHH, Ric Flair and Vince McMahon?
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Monday 25 April 2016, 10:37:13 PM
So who is super excited for the upcoming cartoon series "Camp WWE" featuring HHH, Ric Flair and Vince McMahon?
Me. I've been desperate for something more childish than the current product.
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 26 April 2016, 01:12:13 AM
Good God, Stephanie.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 26 April 2016, 01:24:21 AM
They've done their usual and started to fast track an angle that really would be a lot better on the slow burn. They should have kept Stephanie away from TV until after Summerslam or even Money in the Bank. Just let things roll along as they are right now then pick up the big angle later on. The Authority have been on TV too much the last few years that they've run themselves stale. A few months off would refresh the characters a little before launching the big angle.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 26 April 2016, 01:50:59 AM
Enzo Amore is fantastic. The new Road Dogg. It won't matter if it gets to a point where he can't wrestle. As long as he can walk through the curtain with a microphone he'll get anyone over as the crowd will buy into it.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 26 April 2016, 01:53:09 AM
Enzo Amore is fantastic. The new Road Dogg. It won't matter if it gets to a point where he can't wrestle. As long as he can walk through the curtain with a microphone he'll get anyone over as the crowd will buy into it.

It will if Cass gets good enough to the point where he doesn't need him anymore, because he's not good enough in ring to go on a singles run( Enzo that is)
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Post by: Carlito on Tuesday 26 April 2016, 01:54:41 AM
Enzo Amore is fantastic. The new Road Dogg. It won't matter if it gets to a point where he can't wrestle. As long as he can walk through the curtain with a microphone he'll get anyone over as the crowd will buy into it.

Top talker in the company along with Bray Wyatt. So entertaining man.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 26 April 2016, 01:55:43 AM
Enzo Amore is fantastic. The new Road Dogg. It won't matter if it gets to a point where he can't wrestle. As long as he can walk through the curtain with a microphone he'll get anyone over as the crowd will buy into it.

Top talker in the company along with Bray Wyatt. So entertaining man.

Both are behind Kevin Owens and Dean Ambrose for me. But both offer something different than those two.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 26 April 2016, 02:05:45 AM
This has been the absolute slow plodding pile of s*** that I expected from Anderson/Gallows. The latter is like an even worse version of early days Diesel.
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Post by: La Parka on Tuesday 26 April 2016, 08:59:55 PM
NO WAY JOSE!

(WTF IS THIS s***)
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Post by: TBG on Friday 29 April 2016, 01:25:50 PM
The up and coming Eric Young made his NXT debut last night
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Post by: Astroblack on Friday 29 April 2016, 01:48:54 PM
So NXT is basically TNA now?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 29 April 2016, 02:05:27 PM
I was a big fan of TNA when it was actually good before Hogan and Bischoff ruined it all but even I don't like Eric Young. :lol:

With that said the talent in NXT is quite threadbare right now due to all the call-ups so he'll help in the short-term.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 29 April 2016, 02:06:07 PM
Enzo Amore is fantastic. The new Road Dogg. It won't matter if it gets to a point where he can't wrestle. As long as he can walk through the curtain with a microphone he'll get anyone over as the crowd will buy into it.

Top talker in the company along with Bray Wyatt. So entertaining man.

Both are behind Kevin Owens and Dean Ambrose for me. But both offer something different than those two.

I don't get the Ambrose love personally. He's so unconvincing for me. And his stupid swing through the ropes thing is unbearable.
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Post by: Slim on Friday 29 April 2016, 04:44:41 PM
Enzo Amore is fantastic. The new Road Dogg. It won't matter if it gets to a point where he can't wrestle. As long as he can walk through the curtain with a microphone he'll get anyone over as the crowd will buy into it.

Top talker in the company along with Bray Wyatt. So entertaining man.

Both are behind Kevin Owens and Dean Ambrose for me. But both offer something different than those two.

I don't get the Ambrose love personally. He's so unconvincing for me. And his stupid swing through the ropes thing is unbearable.

CZW tho init
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Friday 29 April 2016, 06:52:16 PM
Pfft, Ambrose is class and he'll be around for at least 10 years, there's definitely something about him that puts him above the likes of Ziggler and Miz for example.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 29 April 2016, 07:19:26 PM
Well, the *something* doesn't exist for me. He's just really blahhhhhh. Whatever, there are far worse candidates for the chop. I'm just not a big fan.
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Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Friday 29 April 2016, 07:30:07 PM
Well, the *something* doesn't exist for me. He's just really blahhhhhh. Whatever, there are far worse candidates for the chop. I'm just not a big fan.

I'm sure WWE will be quaking in their boots that he's not appealing to the creepy, middle aged male section of their fans.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 29 April 2016, 07:34:26 PM
2/10
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Post by: Astroblack on Friday 29 April 2016, 07:36:48 PM
I like Ambrose. He's okay now but that's because of all the restraints. Imagine how he'd be with the chains off.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 30 April 2016, 12:54:34 AM
remember when zack ryder won the intercontinental title at wrestlemania
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 12:40:05 AM
Another bit of baffling booking to get Payback underway. Why bring Corbin up, book him to look like a dominant heel type then have him lose to Ziggler in his first singles PPV match?
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Post by: samptime29 on Monday 2 May 2016, 12:45:43 AM
Another bit of baffling booking to get Payback underway. Why bring Corbin up, book him to look like a dominant heel type then have him lose to Ziggler in his first singles PPV match?

Lol. Terrible booking.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 12:47:15 AM
They'll get the belt on Ryback in a few minutes to sink the US Title even more. It'll not even be getting on the pre-show when it's on Ryback.
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Post by: Ted Maul on Monday 2 May 2016, 12:51:30 AM
Had a feeling that was coming when Corbin was acting so arrogant.  I'm guessing Corbin squashes Ziggler at Raw tomorrow, anything else would be even stupider than what I saw just there, ridiculous booking for a dominant heel, make him lose his first PPV match against a serial jobber :lol:
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 2 May 2016, 12:52:49 AM
must say heel Ryback is better than boring face Ryback
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Post by: Ted Maul on Monday 2 May 2016, 12:55:44 AM
Mauro is awesome.  How the f*** is Cole still in a job FFS
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 12:58:13 AM
Ryback should just join the Social Outcasts and be done with it. Jobber.
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 2 May 2016, 12:59:03 AM
really enjoyed that match, those two work together well
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:00:43 AM
really enjoyed that match, those two work together well

Agree, enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:01:18 AM
really enjoyed that match, those two work together well

Kalisto will work well with pretty much anyone as he sells really well. The bigger guys can launch him around and he'll make them look great.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:01:31 AM
Also got a good chuckle out of " Pre-Show Stopper " on Ryback's belt.
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Post by: Ted Maul on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:02:55 AM
Also got a good chuckle out of " Pre-Show Stopper " on Ryback's belt.

 :lol: Aye that was funny like.  Really enjoyed the first two matches despite the dumb booking of Corbin losing
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:15:48 AM
f*** that looked bad
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:16:08 AM
The fact they've cut to the commentators suggests that was pretty serious. Looked brutal at full speed.
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Post by: Ted Maul on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:17:05 AM
s***, that was really bad.  Hope Enzo's okay.
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:17:44 AM
honestly thought he broke his neck at full speed
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:23:47 AM
When I see this all I can think of is "Why the f*** wouldn't you put this match on your biggest card of the year?", and I can only assume that this feud will now go three or four months.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:41:48 AM
That was a fantastic match.
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Post by: Mike on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:43:31 AM
:lol: No the f*** you are not watching this over game 7.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:43:57 AM
:lol: No the f*** you are not watching this over game 7.

Forgot it was on :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:44:03 AM
It was indeed. I just don't get why they had it now on what is effectively a nothing PPV. If they were only going to have one match surely you'd do that at Wrestlemania or even Summerslam? It also irks me a bit that every time I see Zayn he's getting steamrolled by Owens. But weird that Owens is sticking around for this next match as well. He's way above being in the IC Title scene. Needs to be shoved right up the card.
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Post by: Ted Maul on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:47:51 AM
Great match between Owens and Zayn, Owens is gold on commentary :lol:
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Post by: Astroblack on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:48:04 AM
Kevin Owens is too good.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:54:25 AM
Thus far this has been way better than Wrestlemania. 4/5 matches so far have been good.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:57:46 AM
This is nuts. And actually brilliant. They must have someone else writing this...
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 2 May 2016, 02:01:44 AM
This is nuts. And actually brilliant. They must have someone else writing this...

Thing is I look at the other matches and I doubt it's suddenly going to nose dive.

*touches wood *
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 2 May 2016, 02:02:54 AM
I smell and intercontential clusterfuck match at the next ppv and I entirely approve
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 02:05:00 AM
It shouldn't.

Although I'm not sure about the main event. The Chicago crowd isn't going to boo Anderson and Gallows and whoever they are associated with up against Reigns. Could get messy if they overbook it.
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 2 May 2016, 02:06:25 AM
question why do the wwe think doing a submission hold on a table somehow makes it 10 times worse
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Post by: Ted Maul on Monday 2 May 2016, 02:52:56 AM
That f***ing finish to the women's match :anguish: :lol: :anguish: :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 02:54:49 AM
Massive CM Punk chant. Typical. :D
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 2 May 2016, 02:55:53 AM
That finish was the stupidest idea wwe has ever had
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 03:00:13 AM
This could be huge or absolutely awful.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 03:03:39 AM
Or a Shane vs Triple H match at Summerslam...
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Post by: Mike on Monday 2 May 2016, 03:04:48 AM
:lol: What the f*** is this.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 03:13:04 AM
Get that Shane vs Triple H match penciled in for Summerslam...
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 2 May 2016, 03:16:32 AM
Why didn't they just go with a brand split
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 03:23:01 AM
Why didn't they just go with a brand split

Because they can't get an audience for Smackdown I guess.
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Post by: Mike on Monday 2 May 2016, 03:23:15 AM
Whoa, Enzo is lucky his arm got in the way. Holy s*** a guy died like that.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 03:24:11 AM
They could do a brand split down the line though. Doesn't necessarily need to be right away and could allow them to boost the numbers on the roster before it happens.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 03:27:48 AM
I find it a little strange that they have started naming the New Japan belts on WWE programming. There is probably nothing behind it but up until recently they didn't like to acknowledge guys working elsewhere let alone go into detail about where they worked and which belts they held.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 03:42:26 AM
It's a shame that they've had to restart this match to make a change to the rules but it's about time they did put an end to the nonsense of count-out and DQs resulting in titles being saved.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 03:55:44 AM
Going to add 'New Era' to Michael Cole bingo. He's going to be getting that in a dozen times a night now.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 2 May 2016, 03:56:58 AM
I thought that was a great match in the end despite the two restarts.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 03:59:22 AM
I'm just irritated by it as no matter what they do, the way they book Reigns, I just don't really believe anyone is ever going to beat him clean.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 2 May 2016, 04:00:36 AM
I have accepted it now :lol: As long as everything else is not total utter bollocks anyway.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 2 May 2016, 04:05:53 AM
You shouldn't have to accept it though. I was never expecting him to lose here but it would be nice if he wasn't routinely looking unstoppable. If you give him a vulnerability then the fans will take to him much more. Stop having him fight off tag teams on his own and perhaps even have his challenger get a pinfall on him in a tag match on Raw from time to time. That way it at least gives his challenger a bit of credibility in that they have beaten him with their finisher before and 'could' beat him again.

At the moment it just feels like Reigns will keep going through people and be in the same place in four months time.

Everything else on the show was great though apart from that finish to the women's match.
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Post by: Ted Maul on Monday 2 May 2016, 04:08:16 AM
Reigns takes about 15 finishers, one through the announce table from the top rope, lands a spear and wins

Spoiler
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 2 May 2016, 04:11:48 AM
You shouldn't have to accept it though. I was never expecting him to lose here but it would be nice if he wasn't routinely looking unstoppable. If you give him a vulnerability then the fans will take to him much more. Stop having him fight off tag teams on his own and perhaps even have his challenger get a pinfall on him in a tag match on Raw from time to time. That way it at least gives his challenger a bit of credibility in that they have beaten him with their finisher before and 'could' beat him again.

At the moment it just feels like Reigns will keep going through people and be in the same place in four months time.

Everything else on the show was great though apart from that finish to the women's match.

Well that's true I shouldn't but the Super Cena era happened and I don't see it happening in other way. That aside I agree with you on the PPV in general and despite all the ridiculousness I did enjoy the match.

Hopefully the Extreme Rules match is similar but without the stop start ridiculousness.
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Post by: Ted Maul on Monday 2 May 2016, 04:15:05 AM
Yay AJ gets to lose clean in the rematch too!

I should mention that apart from the absolutely stupid finish of the women's match and Reigns' Super Cena booking, enjoyed this PPV way more than Wrestlemania. 

Balor on RAW tomorrow?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 2 May 2016, 04:23:03 AM
I'm a massive AJ fan, have been for years but that's what i meant by accepting it. There's no way he's beating Reigns, it's bullshit but it is what it is. As long as I enjoy the match and doesn't get buried as a result then I'm ok with it.

It shouldn't be like this but being realistic I can't really expect anything else.
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Post by: Astroblack on Monday 2 May 2016, 04:22:05 PM
I thought the main event was good. Pity he lost clean, but the match minus all the interfering was exciting and had me on the edge of my seat. Really thought AJ was gonna win for a second.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Monday 2 May 2016, 06:19:39 PM
I enjoyed it. Really glad they haven't just gone ahead with the brand split, they really do need to take more time with some of their storylines. Shane and Stephanie going at each other up to Summerslam would be canny.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 3 May 2016, 02:51:42 AM
Payback was much better than WrestleMania - the Miz/Cesaro/Owens/Zayn stuff is still great and I really enjoyed the main event. I properly fell for AJ's springboard 450.... genuinely thought he'd get the win there. But good stuff :thup:
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Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 3 May 2016, 03:13:57 AM
Owens on commentary was sensational. He's making the IC title look the way it should.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 3 May 2016, 03:29:12 AM
Rusev no 1 contender for US title, glad they are doing something with him after the LoN breakup as pointless as the US title is atm.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 3 May 2016, 03:44:09 AM
Rusev no 1 contender for US title, glad they are doing something with him after the LoN breakup as pointless as the US title is atm.

It won't be pointless if they book it on the actual PPV and give Kalisto TV time. He could be the next Rey Mysterio if they book him properly. At least they haven't started hot shotting the belt around everyone yet.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 3 May 2016, 03:45:10 AM
Aye that's true.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 3 May 2016, 04:22:19 AM
Another ridiculous segment where Reigns goes over everyone again. Loses the match bit it's the Uso that takes the fall then yet again Reigns stands tall over everyone at the end. It's not helping him one bit. 
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 3 May 2016, 04:52:53 AM
In isolation I thought it was a good segment, it did a good job of building up the title match at Extreme Rules and everything else involved.

Problem is like you say the ending is the same as a lot of those involving Reigns.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 3 May 2016, 10:55:44 AM
The in ring stuff is fine but it's as predictable as ever with Reigns always looking untouchable.

I think the dynamics of the feud are likely leading towards the highly predicted ending of Anderson & Gallows turning on Styles given that the WWE won't turn Reigns or the Usos despite the fact they've all gone completely stale.

However I could be wrong what with this 'New Era' etc but Vince can't seem to let go of his fascination for the big face champion that plays up to the crowd no matter what their personality is. You can trace it back through the years with the likes of Batista, Diesel, Rock and even Shawn Michaels when he won the belt at Wrestlemania XII. Instantly they are thrust into the role of a boring default crowd pleaser instead of continuing on with their natural personality.

The good news for Reigns is that he can reinvent himself as a heel just like the others  then allow the personality he develops there to transition back with him when he becomes face again. Hopefully for him that's within the next year.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 3 May 2016, 02:21:12 PM
Very heelish from Reigns, once again.
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Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 12:27:19 AM
Ryback gone tits now

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Ryback issues statement via his Tumblr:

Today I sit and fly home and for the first time in years feel absolutely free. I will start by saying I did request to be taken off of WWE television until myself and Vince could get a yes or no on a new deal. This has been going on since my IC Title run and had been nothing but a major strain on my life as all I ever wanted to do was work for WWE. I was told to head home until we agree or not agree to specific terms and contrary to reports it isn’t over money or a bus that stuff was settled a while ago. It comes down to a major problem I have with not only WWE but wrestling in general.

Wrestling is pre determined, we as performers know before we go out to that ring or perform a backstage scene who is winning and losing etc or have a general idea of what we are going to say. It blows my mind how in a sport which is pre determined from a company standpoint winners are paid so much more than the losers. Every single person who works for WWE from top to bottom is absolutely just as valuable as the next. The winners cannot win unless the losers go out there and agree to lose to them.

It blows my mind that in this day and age though we still adhere to this formula. Obviously things have always been this way, but does that make them right? Times have changed and our goal as humans should be to evolve and learn from our past and the past of others so we could make this world a better place. Why is it a guy who is told he is going to go out and lose and does everything he is told be paid not only less, but much less than said winner over a period of time. Every single performer for WWE sacrifices the same amount of time from home and their families and every single man or women goes out and does what they are told. Looking at this formula though losers turn into what fans like to call jobbers and their value decreases in the companies eyes and before you know it they get released. For what? For doing exactly as they are told!

Why not pay the talent equally? The winners have more MERCH as it is or are supposed to anyways so they get that extra perk, but why make the guy who is told to and agrees to lose earn less and sacrifice spots in big pay per view match ups etc. This is one of the major problems with wrestling and WWE today. Most guys take great satisfaction in helping making other talent, the bitching and the moaning we always hear about stems from the fact they know they are ultimately over time going to make less and live in fear of being released.

I am proud to say I have never gone to change a finish and have gladly took pride in helping put over other talent. Hell look at my pay per view record of 12-26 and you will see that has been the pattern of my career. I have always been confident in my ability and work ethic to being my best every day and ultimately always felt that by doing good it was the right thing to do. Personally seeing my money go down over the years though even though I was working as much as ever and being denied magazine covers and other projects as well as watching my role diminish no matter what I did or how hard I tried takes its toll on a human. Being told no matter how hard I work or how good I get doesn’t always pay off is something I f***ing refuse to ever believe in my life. I am a creative being and to be restricted time and time again is no way to live life. There is nothing I cannot do and I know no matter what comes of this situation I am going to be just fine. It isn’t soley about money, it is about commitment. Commitment to a guy who f***ing cares and who loves this more than anything in the world and wants to know that his passion his efforts and his determination to constantly improve is going to be recognized and taken care of.

WWE may very well release me, which if it is the case so be it. If we can work things out a lot needs to change as I am not living in fear and creatively cannot continue to live a life that limits me creatively. I have many other interests and passions and have been very smart with my finances over the years. I thank every WWE superstar from top to bottom for their sacrifices and for working with me. The world is an amazing place and there is more than just a WWE universe there is The Universe and I will prove one way or another over time I am the greatest big guy in the universe!

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Post by: jdckelly on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 12:51:45 AM
well he's fired, still good last match against kalisto. Also well written piece
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Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 06:14:27 AM
It was a bit "it's not about money" then " money money money". Also, a lot of it is how big a draw wrestlers are. Faceit, no-one buys PPVs to see Ryback and he did get a pretty big push at the start.
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Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 08:12:35 AM
Didn't realise the pay worked like that. No wonder Bray Wyatt hates the world, the poor c*** must be f***ing skint.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 08:45:46 AM
I've wondered that about the pay for a while. He's right, it's stupid.

I wonder what he's been pushing for creatively that he's been denied, a few months ago it did look like he was going to 'reset' so to speak. Must have put the brakes on it for whatever.

Unless he was pushing for the whole gimmick where he's from the future, then he can get f***ed
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 09:08:32 AM
I don't particularly like Ryback and couldn't care less if he goes really but he's right imo.
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Post by: La Parka on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 09:09:40 AM
Man, that's a sad read. Seems really heartfelt.
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Friday 6 May 2016, 01:34:40 AM
Emma having a match on RAW and Smackdown, what a time to be alive.
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Post by: Ste on Friday 6 May 2016, 11:07:33 AM
Haven't watched since Mania but just caught up on Payback. Really liked that Reigns vs Styles match with the new style for Reigns. Definitely less focused on getting him over as a face so can expect to see him up against a few top faces in this run before they turn him full heel I'd expect.
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Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 6 May 2016, 06:58:16 PM
Sandow and Barrett conformed to have left.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Friday 6 May 2016, 07:57:52 PM
I really like The Revival by the way, great team, they must do at least 10 double team moves per match.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Friday 6 May 2016, 08:32:46 PM
Sandow :(
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Post by: Astroblack on Friday 6 May 2016, 08:51:59 PM
What an awful company. The guy was super talented but they just kept messing with him.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 6 May 2016, 08:53:12 PM
The full list of superstars who got their walking papers from WWE included Santino Marella, Damien Sandow, Cameron, Hornswaggle, Alex Riley, El Torito and Zeb Colter.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 6 May 2016, 08:53:54 PM
And in delightful timing, next week on NXT we will see Alex Riley vs Shinsuke Nakamura :lol:
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Post by: Slim on Friday 6 May 2016, 11:52:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRLWQeGe8Uc
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Post by: Slim on Monday 9 May 2016, 10:21:23 PM
(http://vulturehound.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/13162208_584462088395162_880660691_n-1.jpg)
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 10 May 2016, 01:17:59 AM
QUICK EVERYONE! IT'S DOLPH ZIGGLER VS BARON CORBIN!
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 10 May 2016, 01:34:46 AM
NEW ERA NEW ERA NEW ERA NEW ERA NEW ERA NEW ERA NEW ERA NEW ERA NEW ERA NEW ERA NEW ERA NEW ERA NEW ERA NEW ERA NEW ERA NEW ERA NEW ERA
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 10 May 2016, 02:16:35 AM
QUICK EVERYONE! IT'S DOLPH ZIGGLER VS BARON CORBIN!

Vince must be drooling over the thought of Baron Corbin vs Big Cass...
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 10 May 2016, 08:08:49 AM
Haven't watched it yet but just saw the Reigns and Styles segment on Youtube, not a really a fan of it tbh.

Also they need to stop teasing the Styles Clash on Reigns, he can't do it on him because he's too tall and he'd probably botch the s*** out of it.
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Post by: Ste on Tuesday 10 May 2016, 08:10:21 AM
Haven't watched it yet but just saw the Reigns and Styles segment on Youtube, not a really a fan of it tbh.

Also they need to stop teasing the Styles Clash on Reigns, he can't do it on him because he's too tall and he'd probably botch the s*** out of it.
It would make Roman look really strong if he could lift himself up in mid air though.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 10 May 2016, 12:53:38 PM
Haven't watched it yet but just saw the Reigns and Styles segment on Youtube, not a really a fan of it tbh.

Also they need to stop teasing the Styles Clash on Reigns, he can't do it on him because he's too tall and he'd probably botch the s*** out of it.

Without seeing it I can imagine it was the same s*** again where Reigns cleans out the other two guys and it needs the third guy, Styles, to bring him down?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 10 May 2016, 01:51:31 PM
That didn't even happen :lol: They had some sort of shitty stare off after the match ended in DQ.
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Wednesday 11 May 2016, 03:08:19 PM
Emma and Dana on the most roster together. This is true happiness.
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Monday 16 May 2016, 08:25:36 PM
Emma and Dana are finally reunited and Emma suffers an injury. This is the darkest timeline.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 16 May 2016, 08:26:22 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOO
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Post by: Ted Maul on Monday 16 May 2016, 08:27:49 PM
Owens injured at a house show according to rumours :anguish:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 16 May 2016, 08:29:50 PM
Owens injured at a house show according to rumours :anguish:

If he actually was they would tweet about it immediately like they did with Bray Wyatt.

Pretty much guarantee he's fine and on RAW tonight.
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Post by: Ted Maul on Monday 16 May 2016, 08:33:13 PM
Owens injured at a house show according to rumours :anguish:

If he actually was they would tweet about it immediately like they did with Bray Wyatt.

Pretty much guarantee he's fine and on RAW tonight.

Yeah, not heard anything concrete apart from the speculation so hopefully that is the case.  I can not be having Kevin Owens off TV for a prolonged period of time right now.
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 16 May 2016, 08:42:03 PM
they really need to f***ing ease up on the schedule for their wrestlers, how many injuries in the last year?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 17 May 2016, 07:12:46 AM
Seems like I was wrong about Styles doing the Styles Clash on Reigns because he was too tall as he did it on the steel chair on RAW.

Always assumed that he'd botch the f*** out of it because of Reigns height.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Sunday 22 May 2016, 06:26:42 PM
Big spoiler for Extreme Rules. Only rumour but from PWInsider so a good rumour.

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Post by: jdckelly on Sunday 22 May 2016, 07:37:47 PM
Big spoiler for Extreme Rules. Only rumour but from PWInsider so a good rumour.

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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Sunday 22 May 2016, 07:46:37 PM
Cody Rhodes has requested his release. He should be higher up the card like, must be hard seeing the likes of Gallows and Anderson just appear from outta nowhere straight into the main event.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Sunday 22 May 2016, 07:49:15 PM
Big spoiler for Extreme Rules. Only rumour but from PWInsider so a good rumour.

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Post by: healthyaddiction on Sunday 22 May 2016, 07:50:50 PM
Cody Rhodes has requested his release. He should be higher up the card like, must be hard seeing the likes of Gallows and Anderson just appear from outta nowhere straight into the main event.

He's best mates with Zack Ryder I think. Another perennially underused talent. I figure there must be something else behind the leaving though than just not being used to his liking.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Sunday 22 May 2016, 08:02:49 PM
Cody Rhodes has requested his release. He should be higher up the card like, must be hard seeing the likes of Gallows and Anderson just appear from outta nowhere straight into the main event.

He's best mates with Zack Ryder I think. Another perennially underused talent. I figure there must be something else behind the leaving though than just not being used to his liking.

Ryder was hot a few years ago and they totally failed to cash in on it. His whole Wrestlemania win was a few years too late.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 22 May 2016, 09:01:48 PM
Cody Rhodes has requested his release. He should be higher up the card like, must be hard seeing the likes of Gallows and Anderson just appear from outta nowhere straight into the main event.

To me he's just another mid carder though and to be frank WWE has s*** tonnes of them. He's better than the awful Stardust crap but I can't really make a case that he should be in either of the US or IC title pictures tbh.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Sunday 22 May 2016, 09:12:06 PM
Cody Rhodes has requested his release. He should be higher up the card like, must be hard seeing the likes of Gallows and Anderson just appear from outta nowhere straight into the main event.

To me he's just another mid carder though and to be frank WWE has s*** tonnes of them. He's better than the awful Stardust crap but I can't really make a case that he should be in either of the US or IC title pictures tbh.

Looking at Cody's latest tweet, I think this is actually a work and he isn't leaving. The end of stardust I think and return of Cody.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Sunday 22 May 2016, 09:12:50 PM
They shouldn't have split Legacy all those years ago imo.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 22 May 2016, 09:23:18 PM
Cody Rhodes has requested his release. He should be higher up the card like, must be hard seeing the likes of Gallows and Anderson just appear from outta nowhere straight into the main event.

To me he's just another mid carder though and to be frank WWE has s*** tonnes of them. He's better than the awful Stardust crap but I can't really make a case that he should be in either of the US or IC title pictures tbh.

Looking at Cody's latest tweet, I think this is actually a work and he isn't leaving. The end of stardust I think and return of Cody.

Fair enough, i wouldn't mind that either tbf.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Sunday 22 May 2016, 09:39:06 PM
Cody Rhodes has requested his release. He should be higher up the card like, must be hard seeing the likes of Gallows and Anderson just appear from outta nowhere straight into the main event.

To me he's just another mid carder though and to be frank WWE has s*** tonnes of them. He's better than the awful Stardust crap but I can't really make a case that he should be in either of the US or IC title pictures tbh.

Looking at Cody's latest tweet, I think this is actually a work and he isn't leaving. The end of stardust I think and return of Cody.

Fair enough, i wouldn't mind that either tbf.

I might be wrong but I'm certainly not the only one reading that into it. Personally I think Cody could be a main eventer. He's got good promo ability and in ring ability as Cody.
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Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 22 May 2016, 10:11:36 PM
http://www.wwe.com/article/cody-rhodes-released?sf26733044=1
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 22 May 2016, 10:12:58 PM
Well then....
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Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 22 May 2016, 10:14:06 PM
:lol: pretty s*** work iyam
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Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 22 May 2016, 10:15:21 PM
It's very convincing at this stage.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Sunday 22 May 2016, 10:29:38 PM
Lol.
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Post by: Fret Astaire on Sunday 22 May 2016, 10:35:54 PM

Dirty Dave says its real. Cody says he'll "clear the air" tonight.

Nae idea what's going on like.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 22 May 2016, 10:47:57 PM
He's gone obviously :lol:

No reason for them to announce it on .com otherwise, if it was a work there's plenty of ways to go about it.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 22 May 2016, 10:52:33 PM

Dirty Dave says its real. Cody says he'll "clear the air" tonight.

Nae idea what's going on like.

Wouldn't click on that guy's fuckin twitter account if you dont want "potential" spoilers :anguish:
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Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Sunday 22 May 2016, 10:56:09 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/PrinceCGR

Fair enough, really. Good for him.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 22 May 2016, 10:57:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/OS7GB3x.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/1405ZVG.jpg)
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Sunday 22 May 2016, 10:58:37 PM
Long and the short, he really hates Stardust as much as I do. It's going to be interesting to see where he wrestles next as he clearly plans to continue. Maybe NJPW?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 22 May 2016, 11:39:14 PM
All fair enough really, i don't particularly think he's good enough to be anything more than middle of the road really but he's right to want to better himself if he's not getting opportunities he thinks he's deserving of.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 23 May 2016, 01:00:46 AM
I think I saw this PPV three weeks ago?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 23 May 2016, 01:16:17 AM
Enjoyed that, wish they would do tornado tags more often tbh.
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 23 May 2016, 01:17:37 AM
might have enjoyed it more if it wasn't for the fact I find the uso's tedious.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 23 May 2016, 01:18:02 AM
It's certainly different. What was with the referee removing the ring bell after the Uso landed on it? Why? It's no DQ...
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 23 May 2016, 01:24:26 AM
might have enjoyed it more if it wasn't for the fact I find the uso's tedious.

Well there's that, there's nothing they can do make me like them tbh :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 23 May 2016, 01:28:33 AM
They've ruined Kalisto. He's the new Rey Mysterio. They should have done a lot more with him with the US Title on him.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 23 May 2016, 01:34:09 AM
Happy Rusev won, hopefully they do something with him as they clearly failed to do that with Kalisto.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 23 May 2016, 01:34:35 AM
Looked like Kalisto had Rusev down for a three count to me?
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 23 May 2016, 01:34:46 AM
so Cenas winning the us title back as soon as he comes back then
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 23 May 2016, 01:36:19 AM
Rusev is another one like Ryback that I can't be bothered with. He's been laboured with another awful stereotype gimmick that's twenty years out of date.
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 23 May 2016, 02:03:15 AM
loved the opening to this match
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 23 May 2016, 02:15:27 AM
This has gone a while...
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 23 May 2016, 02:17:00 AM
Aye much longer than I expected, not complaining though.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 23 May 2016, 02:18:08 AM
There we go...

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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Monday 23 May 2016, 02:19:07 AM
The Miz is mint.
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 23 May 2016, 02:20:04 AM
hell of a match
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 23 May 2016, 02:20:49 AM
Yep it was fantastic.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Monday 23 May 2016, 02:24:40 AM
The most guaranteed good match ever. Loved watching that.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 23 May 2016, 02:42:14 AM
This is terrible. The life has been completely sucked from the crowd.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 23 May 2016, 02:48:48 AM
I'm to the point now that as fun as some of Jericho's segments out of the ring are his in ring work now is so meh that it's hardly worth it.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 23 May 2016, 02:50:31 AM
I don't think you can really blame his ring work for this disaster. I don't know why they've come up with this overbooked gimmick fest. A simple cage match would have done the job just fine.

This for me is up there with the Kennels from Hell match and the Good Housekeeping match.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 23 May 2016, 02:51:51 AM
Yeah but that opinion is based on numerous matches not just this one.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 23 May 2016, 02:53:45 AM
He's not been that bad. He's become very formulaic in what he does but at this stage of his career he's not going to bring much new to the table. There are a lot worse guys on the roster. Perhaps he's just a little overexposed given that he seems to get a lot longer for his matches than some others.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 23 May 2016, 02:58:07 AM
He's not been that bad. He's become very formulaic in what he does but at this stage of his career he's not going to bring much new to the table. There are a lot worse guys on the roster. Perhaps he's just a little overexposed given that he seems to get a lot longer for his matches than some others.

Yeah that's fair, also my expectations are probably higher for him than a lot of the crap in all fairness.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Monday 23 May 2016, 03:03:23 AM
That was bad.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 23 May 2016, 03:13:53 AM
Jericho needs to go back to appearing in limited doses. He's been on American weekly TV for the best part of 20 years so it's no surprise that his act has gone stale. I genuinely think he's only on this run right now because they lack decent heels at the top end of the card.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 23 May 2016, 03:49:40 AM
How much can Reigns no sell? This is John Cena level. He's managed to kick out of the Gallows/Anderson finisher and the Styles Clash. What else can he make look weak?
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 23 May 2016, 03:50:26 AM
Oh the Styles Clash on the chair as well.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 23 May 2016, 03:52:09 AM
That was f***ing terrible. Just the half dozen chair shots no sold as well. Great.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 23 May 2016, 03:54:53 AM
I'm surprised he's not just gotten up from the pedigree and done Rollins in as well.

Spoiler.

That'll be next month.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 23 May 2016, 03:57:23 AM
Match itself was great imo, I enjoyed it. Don't really care about the ending because I knew it was happening.

No point getting p*ssed about something that I knew was happening and isn't going to change.
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 23 May 2016, 03:57:33 AM
a cena reigns match would last for 6 months with the constant ignoring other peoples finishers and repeated chairshots
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 23 May 2016, 03:58:31 AM
Match itself was great imo, I enjoyed it. Don't really care about the ending because I knew it was happening.

No point getting p*ssed about something that I knew was happening and isn't going to change.
its gotten to the point where I can't enjoy anything to do with reigns I just don't want to see him
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Monday 23 May 2016, 03:58:56 AM
Brutalised with a chair -> spear & pin.

Thank god for Rollins
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 23 May 2016, 04:09:58 AM
Match itself was great imo, I enjoyed it. Don't really care about the ending because I knew it was happening.

No point getting p*ssed about something that I knew was happening and isn't going to change.
its gotten to the point where I can't enjoy anything to do with reigns I just don't want to see him

I understand that but I just can't get angry at something I have no control over or will ever change. Especially considering it happened for a decade with Cena.

Don't watch it because I'm interested in the main event or Roman Reigns anyway.
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Post by: TBG on Monday 23 May 2016, 08:53:18 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/z5KMfoE.gif)

(http://img.memefact.com/images/img.pandawhale.com/85473-south-park-NICE-meme-fi0v.png)
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Monday 23 May 2016, 07:49:56 PM
Anyone watched that Camp WWE? I assumed it was some kids show but it's adult-themed with swearing and in-jokes. Actually pretty good :lol:

It has Cena as a complete goody two shoes and HHH falling in love with Vince. And Ric Flair humps everything in sight. It's so strange!
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Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 23 May 2016, 11:24:13 PM
Anyone watched that Camp WWE?

:memelol:
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Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 23 May 2016, 11:25:36 PM
Also, you know what'd be f***ing CLASS? If WWE didn't send me emails 12 hours after the event with the subject line of "Seth Rollins Returns with New Merchandise!".

I knew facebook wasn't safe, I knew this thread wasn't safe, but now I have to give up email too?? t***s.
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Post by: Neil on Tuesday 24 May 2016, 12:29:44 AM
That IC match. :sweetjesus:
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 24 May 2016, 01:01:31 AM
I wonder if the Rollins pedigree thing is foreshadowing that match against Triple H that is almost certain to be in his future. Wrestlemania next year then?
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 24 May 2016, 01:17:49 AM
Blowing Reigns v Rollins straight away? Jeez, this is the best they came up with?
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 24 May 2016, 01:23:55 AM
They don't have the patience these days to recognise that big matches like that can be held and built to. They rush out a three month programme where you see the same match over and over until you are bored of it.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 24 May 2016, 01:40:53 AM
No reason to put it off, they have been building towards Reigns and Rollins since the Shield broke up. I agree they don't have patience but this isn't a case where it applies.

What else would they do anyway?
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 24 May 2016, 01:54:54 AM
If I had to book WWE style then I would just put Reigns against someone else and have had Shane claim to Rollins that it's a 'new era' and he needs to earn a shot. That way you can hold off until Summerslam which is almost like a mini Wrestlemania weekend the way they do it now. At least then I would believe that Rollins might win the belt from Reigns.

If I was free to book it my way I wouldn't even have a WWE Title match between now and Summerslam. I think there are too many throwaway matches for the belts and that 'less is more' in terms of highlighting the importance of the belts. When they have shows like Money in the Bank I'd want that particular match to be the highlight of the show while I think the two other singles belts would benefit massively from being main event matches at smaller PPV events. As a consequence I feel that you can get other feuds on the PPV cards and use guys like Cody Rhodes etc who feel they aren't being used.

The latter will obviously never happen but I just think it's a better way of doing things in terms of increasing the importance of all their belts, keeping feuds fresh and getting more people on the shows. It also ramps up the unpredictability factor a little as you get away from the idea of someone winning the belt a few weeks before so they won't be losing it so quickly.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 24 May 2016, 02:25:13 AM
Apollo Crews absolutely not selling those injuries at all :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 24 May 2016, 02:27:04 AM
Seems a bit of a daft match to have. They have two faces in the match already so could really do with Jericho and Owens to balance it up. But at the same time Apollo Crews needs the win.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 24 May 2016, 03:06:54 AM
Finally getting rid of Flair. Positive step for Charlotte.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 24 May 2016, 03:12:22 AM
That was brutal to watch, in a fun way.
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Post by: KDT on Wednesday 25 May 2016, 02:25:49 PM
http://www.wwe.com/shows/smackdown/article/smackdown-live-usa-network-july-19

Can only be a good thing to give more talent more time to get over, seems like the only thing to do now with the depth and quality of the roster.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Wednesday 25 May 2016, 03:03:02 PM
Two important steps to make Smackdown relevant again, they'll probably put Cena there for name recogntion too :thup:

As a thank you, USA should offer to reduce Raw to two hours for the same price.

I hope they don't return to two world champs & brand-only PPVs though.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 25 May 2016, 03:16:04 PM
Maybe they are going to do a brand split then? only thing that stopped it in my eyes before was because Smackdown wasn't live.

Now that excuse is gone.
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Post by: jdckelly on Wednesday 25 May 2016, 03:31:12 PM
great opportunity to bring some real credibility to the IC or US title by having one of them being the main smackdown championship since obviously the WHC is going to be mostly a raw thing. And hey return of the Raw vs Smackdown survivor series matchs maybe
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Post by: Froggy on Wednesday 25 May 2016, 04:25:54 PM
Brand split confirmed.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 25 May 2016, 05:05:37 PM
Two important steps to make Smackdown relevant again, they'll probably put Cena there for name recogntion too :thup:

As a thank you, USA should offer to reduce Raw to two hours for the same price.

I hope they don't return to two world champs & brand-only PPVs though.


They almost have to. In my opinion there is no point in having two shows if the guys on your TV then aren't getting on the PPVs. Similarly having two independent rosters only works if you have two top belts because otherwise one show has top guys chasing nothing.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Wednesday 25 May 2016, 05:17:07 PM
You're probably right, I just hated having 2 champs. Especially when the likes of Khali, Swagger & Del Rio held it.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 25 May 2016, 05:21:19 PM
On the plus side, at least one of those champs won't kick out of every finisher twice. :lol:
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Post by: jdckelly on Wednesday 25 May 2016, 05:21:58 PM
Upside is a chance to escape wow isn't reigns great
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 25 May 2016, 05:32:53 PM
On the plus side, at least one of those champs won't kick out of every finisher twice. :lol:

You are joking right? You do realise that Cena is going to be on one show and Reigns on the other...
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 25 May 2016, 06:07:25 PM
In fairness I didn't think of that :lol:
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Post by: toontownman on Thursday 26 May 2016, 05:28:41 AM
About bloody time! Been wanting a brand split almost since they had one last time.

It needs to be a proper split though.. No tweeners, wrestlers or title holders appearing on both shows, don't even do joint PPV's to start. Pit one against the other for ratings and separate them entirely as two different products. It is a chance to do exactly what they should have done with WCW being purchased.

Not sure why they f***ed around with the whole Shane and Steph Raw angle and delayed this announcement. The minute Shane came to Raw as a loser, Vince should have kicked him out.. only for Linda to come out and give him Smackdown or similar. The whole last month or so has been nonsensical at best.

Ideally Vince would have booted them both out, taken control of Raw for himself, Steph and HHH running NXT, Shane with Smackdown. Maybe something similar without NXT will still happen.

Either way I am ecstatic I will finally have a reason to watch Smackdown again.
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Post by: toontownman on Thursday 26 May 2016, 05:31:41 AM
.. I am interested to see how they handle the womens division, Tag teams and possibly Cruiserweights though. I think the Womens division will be made weaker if they split them and how would the title be contested. Maybe they stick to one show for the title?
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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 26 May 2016, 02:33:17 PM
There are a few issues with that.

Firstly they are likely going to do joint PPVs at the big events. Wrestlemania, Summerslam, Royal Rumble, Survivor Series etc. PPV ratings really won't matter too much now because all their PPVs are aired primarily through the WWE Network. I do completely agree that they need to separate at the smaller events though. I still think they need to scrap the 'gimmick' PPVs and just go back to having the likes of Backlash, Judgment Day, No Mercy etc.

Comparing TV ratings wouldn't really stack up either in my opinion. You have lots of discrepancies between the two shows. Raw runs three hours compared to Smackdown's two. Raw has held it's Monday night time slot for decades while Smackdown is starting fresh on a Tuesday. On top of all that it's going to be interesting to see how the average viewer feels about watching two consecutive nights of wrestling. I suspect there may be a bit of 'burn out' especially on PPV weekends where the viewer is being asked to watched three hours on a Sunday, three on a Monday and then two on a Tuesday.

Going back to 2001 they didn't really have the opportunity to run a WWE and a WCW brand to be honest. When Vince bought WCW he didn't buy the contracts of the top stars as they were contracted to Time Warner. Without those names he didn't really own an active WCW brand so would have been limited to using the mid card guys he had that nobody really wanted to see. I appreciate he eventually brought pretty much everyone in at some point over the next few years but I suspect he waited until their huge contracts with Time Warner had expired before offering them short runs.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 26 May 2016, 02:57:03 PM
I'm just interested in seeing how it's split up, will limit the amount of possible match ups of course but i'm intrigued to see who goes where.
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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 26 May 2016, 06:02:05 PM
I'm just interested in seeing how it's split up, will limit the amount of possible match ups of course but i'm intrigued to see who goes where.

I think this is probably the best thing because then it creates an interest in those possible match ups similar to how people wanted to see Kurt Angle vs Shawn Michaels.
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Post by: KaKa on Thursday 26 May 2016, 08:34:27 PM
The state of this thread man!
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 26 May 2016, 08:37:01 PM
The state of me man!

Agreed.
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Post by: Mike on Thursday 26 May 2016, 08:38:18 PM
The state of this thread man!

??? Then why did you make it?
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Post by: TBG on Thursday 26 May 2016, 08:43:48 PM
The state of this thread man!

(https://media.giphy.com/media/l41m2X0xV0ri1D2aQ/giphy.gif)
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Post by: Slim on Thursday 26 May 2016, 11:48:07 PM
Over the moon to announce ICW has signed a weekly TV deal with The Fight Network in Canada and the United States! (As well as 32 other countries around the world) this along with our Nuvolari TV deal (which airs in 4 countries) makes us available in 38 countries around the globe.

No bad for a wee company fae Maryhill
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Post by: toontownman on Friday 27 May 2016, 06:06:53 AM
Over the moon to announce ICW has signed a weekly TV deal with The Fight Network in Canada and the United States! (As well as 32 other countries around the world) this along with our Nuvolari TV deal (which airs in 4 countries) makes us available in 38 countries around the globe.

No bad for a wee company fae Maryhill
  Nice work! Always had a good look, branding and promotion. Great talent too.
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Post by: Interpolic on Monday 30 May 2016, 11:20:23 PM
http://rek-a-fella.nutickets.com/16441

eh
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 31 May 2016, 09:20:14 AM
https://youtu.be/VsWzxxCcZ0c

Well that's unexpected :lol: of course there's the worry of where he ends up post Cena feud like everyone else but interesting none the less.
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Post by: TBG on Tuesday 31 May 2016, 09:50:28 AM
So team Cena vs The Club at Survivor Series it is then.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 31 May 2016, 12:24:40 PM
https://youtu.be/VsWzxxCcZ0c

Well that's unexpected :lol: of course there's the worry of where he ends up post Cena feud like everyone else but interesting none the less.

Booked into oblivion already. Lost at Wrestlemania to Jericho, fed to Reigns two months in a row and now being fed to Cena.

Even worse is that Anderson/Gallows will come out of it looking like the biggest pair of jobbers ever. They'll put the tag belts on them soon but what you'll remember is when Cena beats all three of them down at the same time on his own.
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Post by: TBG on Tuesday 31 May 2016, 07:22:11 PM
https://youtu.be/5_tBAsq8He0

Now that would've been a good promo for a return to the ring
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Post by: TBG on Wednesday 1 June 2016, 06:56:43 AM

Sold.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Wednesday 1 June 2016, 07:34:33 AM
WTF
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Post by: Ste on Wednesday 1 June 2016, 07:41:20 AM
https://youtu.be/5_tBAsq8He0

Now that would've been a good promo for a return to the ring
Suplex City in the reflection of the window at the end. Because their Wrestlemania match was so memorable.
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Post by: Corrigan on Wednesday 1 June 2016, 09:13:23 AM

Sold.

Wow :lol:
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 1 June 2016, 11:39:56 AM
https://youtu.be/5_tBAsq8He0

Now that would've been a good promo for a return to the ring

:lol: Man, everyone went and got old.
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Post by: O'Neill on Sunday 5 June 2016, 12:54:23 PM
I wonder what the WWE is getting from allowing Lesnar to fight at UFC 200. Given that the UFC said no to Ronda Rousey working Wrestlemania earlier this year I can't imagine the WWE have allowed Lesnar to do UFC 200 without some sort of sweetener.

Perhaps they just simply want Lesnar's name associated with the huge UFC event so that they can then promote Lesnar in a big Summerslam match to push ratings but I'd imagine Vince will be looking for more.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Sunday 5 June 2016, 01:51:05 PM
Yeah, it'll be a Rousey or McGregor match in exchange.
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Post by: jdckelly on Sunday 5 June 2016, 02:46:55 PM
big risk for vince since brocks entire thing is unstoppable beast etc but if he loses then that really hits that hard
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Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 5 June 2016, 03:21:54 PM
i mean, he lost a handful of times before he left the UFC in the first place, i dont think it'll make much difference to WWE at all.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 5 June 2016, 03:38:02 PM
i mean, he lost a handful of times before he left the UFC in the first place, i dont think it'll make much difference to WWE at all.

Aye, they never use logic when applying these things anyway. :lol: Besides a lot of their fanbase won't even know what's going on anyway.

He could lose at 200 and it won't change anything with regards to his future in the WWE.
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Post by: O'Neill on Sunday 5 June 2016, 05:55:02 PM

Sold.

Sadly this would be far from the worst thing TNA has put out since the start of 2010.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 5 June 2016, 09:06:02 PM
:lol: When did Matt Hardy start looking like Cruella De Vil?
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Post by: Fret Astaire on Sunday 5 June 2016, 11:39:01 PM
:lol: that video...

What kind of harrowing evil has Matt Hardy lived through since leaving WWE, man?! Dat accent.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 6 June 2016, 02:23:54 PM
"Brock Lesnar remains under contract to WWE, however, he has been granted a one-off opportunity to compete at UFC 200," the statement read. "Following this milestone event on July 9, Brock will return to WWE for Summerslam on Sunday, August 21, live on WWE Network."

Classic WWE
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Post by: Astroblack on Monday 6 June 2016, 03:03:11 PM
Watched a full episode of Smackdown on Hulu the other night. While there was good wrestling, there was barely any story to speak of. A couple of backstage segments won't hurt anyone. The brand split can't happen soon enough.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 7 June 2016, 01:08:47 AM
I've a feeling we are about to have a tag team match.

I'm not sure what was more cringe worthy. The ladder promo, Teddy Long or Stephanie's promo there.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 7 June 2016, 01:18:00 AM
I've a feeling we are about to have a tag team match.

I'm not sure what was more cringe worthy. The ladder promo, Teddy Long or Stephanie's promo there.

Did I just read right?  Teddy Long is back?  :lol:

Guess we know who is running SmackDown then.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 7 June 2016, 01:20:52 AM
I'm not sure whether he's back or that was a one-off.

They basically just made him out to have gone crazy pretty much in the same way that Ron Simmons has.
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Post by: Stal on Tuesday 7 June 2016, 11:43:22 AM
I'm not sure whether he's back or that was a one-off.

They basically just made him out to have gone crazy pretty much in the same way that Ron Simmons has.

Doom reunion then?
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Post by: TBG on Wednesday 8 June 2016, 10:27:44 AM
Anyone watched 'The Resurrection of Jake the Snake Roberts'?

Watched it last night on Netflix, was really uplifting seeing how much him (and Scott Hall) have turned their lives around.
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Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 8 June 2016, 10:30:23 AM
Yeah watched it a few months ago.  Excellent and pretty inspiring.  The utter misery those 2 were in and the way they improved was something else.  Also conveyed well that the battle's never over and alchies are only ever one drink away from a relapse.
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Post by: TBG on Wednesday 8 June 2016, 09:28:48 PM
https://youtu.be/l0I7Ge3mM4Y

The Bully Ray scenes :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 9 June 2016, 01:47:40 AM
You have to love how WWE finally figured it out with NXT. Just replicate the success of ROH and early days TNA but with their own huge budget and massive production values and not only to they get a ready made production line they take all the best talent from the little promotions and ensure nobody is talking about them. Keeping the crowd sized limited and making it look like a 'small promotion' also helps the atmosphere massively.

Nakamura v Aries here should be very good.
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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 9 June 2016, 02:07:26 AM
Death valley driver on the apron. You'll never see that on the main roster. :D

Great match but a little disappointed that someone had to lose given how new both Aries and Nakamura are to the roster. With both guys being massively over they should have gone a 20 minute time-limit draw. That way they could have come back to this as a title match in six months to a year and it would still have been fresh.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 9 June 2016, 10:59:25 AM
Muscle Buster off the top rope too :D

Was good as usual, I was pleasantly surprised by Asuka and Nia Jax too as I expected that to be poor as Nia Jax is quite poor imo.
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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 9 June 2016, 01:47:11 PM
I didn't really pay attention to that match but from the little bits I saw Jax looks very limited in what she can do. Basically the other girl is going to have to sell non stop for her.

Joe vs Balor was good but I still don't really understand why they put the belt on Joe at the house show. I feel like they could have done it here instead. I do love a good cage match. They have made them scarce enough again that when they do them they feel special.

I do wonder what they have in store next for Joe. Will they launch into a programme with Nakamura? They seem keen to fast track guys like that to get them on the main roster within a year. I guess they could go with Bobby Roode as well after they featured him briefly last night.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 9 June 2016, 03:12:41 PM
Nakamura wasn't supposed to be on NXT long anyway, only reason he's on there in the first place is to learn the differences between American camera work and Japanese as it's quite different.

If he'd done any length of work in America I'd imagine he would have not even gone to NXT, wouldn't be surprised if he's on the main roster soon and probably Joe will be too.
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Post by: La Parka on Thursday 9 June 2016, 10:05:18 PM
Jax is terrible. Awesome Kong wannabe. Can't even no sell properly. Ending was good however. Loved Asuka kicking the crap out of her.
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Post by: Ste on Friday 10 June 2016, 01:08:04 PM
Battleground poster has supposedly leaked with the winner of the MITB ladder match revealed.
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Post by: Froggy on Friday 10 June 2016, 01:27:52 PM
Battleground poster has supposedly leaked with the winner of the MITB ladder match revealed.

If you believe it you can get 5/2 on him at Unibet.
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Post by: O'Neill on Friday 10 June 2016, 01:32:27 PM
Take it with a pinch of salt. The way Vince operates it'll change last minute, Sheamus will run down and win the match.

Although given one of the other feuds happening at the minute it might make sense to have that particular triple threat match headlining Summerslam since they couldn't do it earlier in the year.
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Post by: BlueStar on Friday 10 June 2016, 01:50:43 PM
Who is it meant to be? (spoiler tag it)
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Post by: Froggy on Friday 10 June 2016, 01:51:07 PM
Spoiler
[close]
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 10 June 2016, 01:56:53 PM
Wouldn't be surprised if it was fan made tbh :lol:
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Friday 10 June 2016, 03:42:09 PM
By sheer force of will, that triple threat will main event Wrestlemania 33. That, Cena-Taker and something with Rousey - BOOM! Money.
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Post by: O'Neill on Friday 10 June 2016, 05:26:00 PM
By sheer force of will, that triple threat will main event Wrestlemania 33. That, Cena-Taker and something with Rousey - BOOM! Money.

BOOM! s*** PPV, just like their last Wrestlemania. It became more important to keep telling everyone that they had 100,000 people in the stadium than it did to put on a good show.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 10 June 2016, 06:42:04 PM
Unfortunately true.

Wrestlemania has been the worst PPV so far this year :lol:
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Post by: KDT on Saturday 11 June 2016, 03:31:57 PM
Roode made his NXT debut at Download.
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Post by: BlueStar on Saturday 11 June 2016, 05:36:24 PM
My f***ing God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXVzK9svve8
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Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 11 June 2016, 05:40:08 PM
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 11 June 2016, 05:44:53 PM
The dislikes on that :lol:

Everyone is just jealous they can't be "THE GUY"  imo.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 11 June 2016, 05:46:48 PM
went out of my way to dislike it
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Post by: jdckelly on Saturday 11 June 2016, 05:48:10 PM
I normally don't bother disliking videos (mostly because even that probably helps it) but I made an exception for that.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Sunday 12 June 2016, 10:42:05 AM
Check this out from a live match. I need to see this rivalry take off.

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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 12 June 2016, 11:33:02 AM
Rollins did this as well....

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That would never happen on live tv :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 13 June 2016, 04:39:59 PM
Quote
According to Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com, starting in September, WWE will be running two separate monthly pay-per-views for RAW and SmackDown, with wrestlers from both shows only appearing on WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Royal Rumble and Survivor Series pay-per-views.

With the split-rosters and separate pay-per-view plans, Meltzer noted that it's almost a guarantee that WWE will create a second World Championship, so that each brand -- and pay-per-view -- has World Title matches.

Exactly what they don't need to be doing. They do not need more PPVs.
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 13 June 2016, 04:41:52 PM
would have thought they go back to the alternate ppv thing they had back in the original brand split
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 13 June 2016, 04:43:29 PM
would have thought they go back to the alternate ppv thing they had back in the original brand split

Personally I think that would have been perfect for them. Allows times to build stories and keeps the matches fresher so you aren't seeing the same thing for three months in a row.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 13 June 2016, 04:51:08 PM
In fairness while i agree they shouldn't be doing it, the building of the stories isn't a reason because for example you are still only getting a Smackdown ppv once a month. My thing here is there's far too much content for the average watcher to consume, just think about when the PPV actually occurs. You'll have a PPV on a Sunday, Raw on Monday, Smackdown on Tuesday and NXT should they chose to watch it on Wednesday.

That's far too much content for one person to consume, 3 hours of RAW is already far too much really and then you have all this? there doesn't seem to be any sort of long term success coming from this as far as i can tell.
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 13 June 2016, 04:52:37 PM
In fairness while i agree they shouldn't be doing it, the building of the stories isn't a reason because for example you are still only getting a Smackdown ppv once a month. My thing here is there's far too much content for the average watcher to consume, just think about when the PPV actually occurs. You'll have a PPV on a Sunday, Raw on Monday, Smackdown on Tuesday and NXT should they chose to watch it on Wednesday.

That's far too much content for one person to consume, 3 hours of RAW is already far too much really and then you have all this? there doesn't seem to be any sort of long term success coming from this as far as i can tell.
all this is telling me is watch smackdown (ie the shorter show and the one less likely to have Reigns) and f*** raw
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 13 June 2016, 04:55:47 PM
Aye same, although it depends who is on it. So the draft when it happens will tell me a lot in that sense. As of right now i usually don't watch it live, but instead just watch the segments that i'm going to be interested in and this really only furthers that really.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 13 June 2016, 09:48:54 PM
Some great names in the upcoming Cruiserweight tournament. A little disappointed though to see the likes of Tajiri and Brian Kendrick taking up spots while the likes of Jack Evans isn't on the list.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Monday 13 June 2016, 10:56:25 PM
Thought I'd share this for those who haven't seen. What Culture have started a wrestling promotion WCPW and their first event is going to be in Newcastle. Will Ospreay has been confirmed and they've said tomorrow they're going to announce something "big". £20 entry.

http://shop.whatculture.com/product/wcpw-live-july-27th-28th
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Post by: Slim on Monday 13 June 2016, 11:10:52 PM
Thought I'd share this for those who haven't seen. What Culture have started a wrestling promotion WCPW and their first event is going to be in Newcastle. Will Ospreay has been confirmed and they've said tomorrow they're going to announce something "big". £20 entry.

http://shop.whatculture.com/product/wcpw-live-july-27th-28th

I'm off to this Wednesdays show.  Would have liked Thursday for Dar but sure will be canny
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Post by: Slim on Tuesday 14 June 2016, 09:25:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=45&v=SfYJmCtPK0Y

Bought tickets for both nights so hope tomorrow is good.  If your local and you like wrestling you would be a dam fool not to go!
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Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 15 June 2016, 08:26:28 AM
Damien Sandow there too.
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Post by: wrightstuff83 on Wednesday 15 June 2016, 08:44:44 AM
Was at Belfast NXT on Monday night. Smarky crowd with arena cut in half to keep developmental house show feel and was good.

No way Jose fairly gets crowd going but basically doesn't wrestle!

They put Bayley in a tag match with Carmella which had crowd buzzed, as was roodes intro, although he really needs to get rid of the generic entrance music. Crowd marked out then he worked full heel, and eventually got the boos.

The women's triple threat with asuka, jax and bliss was awful, really really slow, zero wrestling and Botchy finish.

The main event was tag match with Aries and Joe v Finn and naka and was unreal! The star power these guys have made all the rest bar bayley feel really flat.

Naka is even better in the flesh than TV, a privilege to see him tbh. Crowd were hot and  place hit hard singing his music, was a top finish to the night.

The mate report is also here to view:
http://www.belfastvibe.com/big-stories/8-moments-from-first-wwe-nxt-visit-to-belfast-that-blew-us-away/
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Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 15 June 2016, 02:10:38 PM
Not a single thing happened on Raw I see.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 15 June 2016, 02:27:22 PM
Only thing I watched on YouTube was the AJ/Cena segment and the Rollins/Reigns/Ambrose segment.

Which I both enjoyed but the rest I don't feel like watching, part of me has got disinterested in the MITB ladder stuff because they are repeatedly showing the same 6 guys every week.

I'm sure the match itself at the PPV will be good though as will the tag team 4 way I imagine.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Wednesday 15 June 2016, 02:56:54 PM
Those 2 promos were pretty good, I just hope they save the Shield triple threat for WM and not Summerslam.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 15 June 2016, 03:16:55 PM
Those 2 promos were pretty good,I just hope they save the Shield triple threat for WM and not Summerslam.

lerrll
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 15 June 2016, 03:30:05 PM
:lol:

I'll be surprised if they don't do it before Summerslam tbh.
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Post by: Slim on Wednesday 15 June 2016, 11:01:36 PM
Wow what a night a night at WCPW!

I told rampage to f*** off and thought he was going to actually kill me.  Lucky for me Noam Dar came and saved me like a perfect babyface.
Loads of space a they could have probably sold more tickets but man it was perfect
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Post by: Stal on Thursday 16 June 2016, 09:40:28 AM
Sounds like a canny night at WCPW. Looking forward more to the Absolute show on Sunday though, should be a cracker.
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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 16 June 2016, 05:26:46 PM
Lots of rumours right now that the brand split will lead to 20 PPVs per year which in turn will also result in a price hike for the WWE Network. I'm not convinced that's 'best for business' to be honest. I guess they will see how many hardcore fans they have that will stick with them once the price rises but I suspect they'll find plenty of people who hit the cancel button overnight.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 16 June 2016, 05:53:55 PM
Lots of rumours right now that the brand split will lead to 20 PPVs per year which in turn will also result in a price hike for the WWE Network. I'm not convinced that's 'best for business' to be honest. I guess they will see how many hardcore fans they have that will stick with them once the price rises but I suspect they'll find plenty of people who hit the cancel button overnight.

More than anything IMO it's bad for growth, what new fan is going to want that much content?
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Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 16 June 2016, 05:56:12 PM
:lol: O'Neill's been going on for ages that they should decrease the amount of PPVs and they're going to double them instead.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 16 June 2016, 06:21:11 PM
Nee chance they're stupid enough to increase the price of WWE Network are they? It would Kill it.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 16 June 2016, 08:22:05 PM
Just when they were starting to make good decisions :lol: It's like missing an open goal, more PPVs? Jeeeeeesus.
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Post by: KDT on Thursday 16 June 2016, 08:24:35 PM
Rather than a 3 hour PPV each if they did a 2 hour network special for each brand per month plus a PPV every 2 months that would work ideally.
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Post by: Corrigan on Friday 17 June 2016, 12:17:54 AM
PPV for each brand every other month would work best and still keeps with the same amount of ppvs
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Friday 17 June 2016, 11:08:12 AM
"I'd like to think that maybe this company will be better after Vince McMahon is dead."
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 17 June 2016, 11:11:00 AM
Was just watching some SmackDown highlights and Xavier Woods is a lot better in the ring than I thought. They should probably give him more ring time instead of blowing a trombone nonstop.
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Post by: O'Neill on Friday 17 June 2016, 01:33:03 PM
The King suspended after being arrested for domestic abuse charges. If he doesn't return it's a great chance for someone like Corey Graves to get himself on live Smackdown from the first show.
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Friday 17 June 2016, 01:35:00 PM
His girlfriend is only 27? Jesus Christ.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 17 June 2016, 01:42:52 PM
Cashback.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 17 June 2016, 02:42:09 PM
His girlfriend is only 27? Jesus Christ.

King? considering his personality this doesn't surprise me in the slightest :lol:
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Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 17 June 2016, 03:18:54 PM
I mean, he's clearly a filthy disgusting c*** of a man. This is no surprise.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Ketsbaia on Friday 17 June 2016, 05:46:48 PM
27 and she's horrific :lol:
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Post by: Interpolic on Friday 17 June 2016, 09:55:34 PM
https://www.uniqueteeshop.com/collections/wrestling-shirts/products/wwf-limited-edition-1?variant=11035836677

Want
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Friday 17 June 2016, 10:02:15 PM
I mean, he's clearly a filthy disgusting c*** of a man. This is no surprise.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 18 June 2016, 02:16:40 PM
Just read that they have two matches to the pre show to the PPV on Sunday :lol: which means Corbin-Ziggler and Sheamus-Crews are on the mainshow. :facepalm:

If there's one i hate more than their awful booking it's their insistence to make sure everyone gets on the PPV and fill it with meaningless crap, to the point i doubt i'm going to watch it live as i really can't see myself sitting through all that filler to get to the interesting bits.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 20 June 2016, 04:22:19 AM
I didn't really think they'd pull that off so quickly. About time they put the belt on Ambrose.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 20 June 2016, 04:27:53 AM
Reigns lost clean too :lol:

4 matches I expected to be great were, unfortunately there was filler that was just that.

Great PPV overall though.
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Post by: Froggy on Monday 20 June 2016, 08:03:34 AM
The leak was true then. 5/2. Come here to me.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Ste on Monday 20 June 2016, 08:17:53 AM
Turned out the leak wasn't a leak, but a fan made poster by the 434.

All 3 former Shield members the champion within minutes of each other. Well deserved.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 20 June 2016, 10:43:12 AM
Leak was still fanmade and fake, date on the battleground poster was June something :lol:

The fact he won was nothing more than a coincidence.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Ketsbaia on Monday 20 June 2016, 07:05:37 PM
Really didn't see that coming - neither Reigns losing the belt nor the cash-in.

Was chuffed when Rollins won, gutted that Ambrose cashed-in so soon but really happy for him. However, I would've popped huge if Reigns speared him before the pin! :lol:

They just couldn't wait til WM for the triple threat could they? :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 20 June 2016, 08:28:16 PM
They just couldn't wait til WM for the triple threat could they? :lol:

Why would they? Triple H will need to get his match in against Rollins and they can't have that not being at Wrestlemania.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 20 June 2016, 08:47:49 PM
My theory is the reason they are doing it now is because of the draft as they'll likely split them up. Can't see them all being on the same show after the draft.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 21 June 2016, 12:23:54 PM
 :lol:

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0762/6149/products/s_1276_6bpJwjS3fteCz3UejsVh5LWWrgYrxhWhite_grande.png?v=1455356168)
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Post by: Interpolic on Tuesday 21 June 2016, 12:27:15 PM
Aye posted above, I might get one on eBay actually as they're 8 quid inc delivery:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/252374716136
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: La Parka on Tuesday 21 June 2016, 07:10:33 PM
:lol:

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0762/6149/products/s_1276_6bpJwjS3fteCz3UejsVh5LWWrgYrxhWhite_grande.png?v=1455356168)

I've got it from a good few years back :)
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Post by: Corrigan on Tuesday 21 June 2016, 08:17:22 PM
He's not a good guy , he's not a bad guy , hes just THE guy ! :lol:

Reigns suspended
http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2016/0621/612887/wwe-suspends-roman-reigns-for-wellness-policy-violation/
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Carlito on Tuesday 21 June 2016, 08:20:49 PM
:lol: "Someone must have put those things in my bag, belee dat."
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Slim on Tuesday 21 June 2016, 09:13:12 PM
Found this gem from back in the day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAijFs6JzEM
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 21 June 2016, 09:17:43 PM
He's not a good guy , he's not a bad guy , hes just THE guy ! :lol:

Reigns suspended
http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2016/0621/612887/wwe-suspends-roman-reigns-for-wellness-policy-violation/

Since he won't be on TV for the next month he should be written out of the main event of Battleground and moved right down the card.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 21 June 2016, 09:20:59 PM
well that explains him losing clean
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: BlueStar on Tuesday 21 June 2016, 09:22:49 PM

Ouch
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 21 June 2016, 09:42:24 PM
well that explains him losing clean

Don't think they'd even let him wrestle if he violated the policy, so don't think that has anything to do with it.

He should be written out of the battleground feud though, he'd technically be back before it happens but he'd miss pretty much the entire build so it wouldn't make sense.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 21 June 2016, 09:49:49 PM
well that explains him losing clean

Don't think they'd even let him wrestle if he violated the policy, so don't think that has anything to do with it.

He should be written out of the battleground feud though, he'd technically be back before it happens but he'd miss pretty much the entire build so it wouldn't make sense.
since when has anything that WWE has done with Reigns since the shield broke up made sense? What they do with battleground will tell you all you need to know about what the plans are for Reigns and honestly it would not surprise me if he was not only still in it but won the match pinning Rollins and Ambrose at the same time
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 21 June 2016, 09:56:23 PM
Don't see what that has to do with anything tbh, he broke their policy and will miss the large majority of the build. How they feel about him is completely irrelevant and likely won't change anything going forward but has it attains to this match keeping him in it makes absolutely zero sense.

Not to mention for starters building towards a triple threat with just two guys is absolutely moronic and would make for awful TV before you consider anything else.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Corrigan on Tuesday 21 June 2016, 10:34:50 PM
Hopefully they now make the shield triple threat rear it's head at mania
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Wednesday 22 June 2016, 01:33:17 AM
Hahahahaha Reigns hahahahahaha.

Taking drugs is the most personality he's ever shown.
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Post by: Stal on Thursday 23 June 2016, 05:18:23 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/wrestling/preston-city-wrestling-goes-global-8262470

Just some info for any fans of British wrestling on here.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Slim on Saturday 25 June 2016, 11:23:26 AM
Your new MEW champion. If I want the belt I f***ing take it!!!!

(https://s32.postimg.org/hsr7o5m05/13522852_10154284116963674_3662146539121976573_o.jpg)
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: O'Neill on Saturday 25 June 2016, 11:47:24 AM
Horrendous looking belt. I'd give it back...
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Slim on Saturday 25 June 2016, 12:08:04 PM
Horrendous looking belt. I'd give it back...

I did
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Post by: O'Neill on Saturday 25 June 2016, 12:33:14 PM
Horrendous looking belt. I'd give it back...

I did

Good choice. Tell them you'll only wrestle again when they have a proper belt worth having. :)
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Post by: Slim on Saturday 25 June 2016, 03:35:32 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fFTcnJrhnU
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Saturday 25 June 2016, 04:34:37 PM
Your new MEW champion. If I want the belt I f***ing take it!!!!

(https://s32.postimg.org/hsr7o5m05/13522852_10154284116963674_3662146539121976573_o.jpg)

The virgin in the pink needed to be punched like. Horrendous #bants and awful dress sense.
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Post by: Slim on Saturday 25 June 2016, 08:45:42 PM
Aye you could tell it hit a nerve when they said that to him.  Oh I met the guy who makes botchmania there
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Post by: Slim on Sunday 26 June 2016, 04:46:55 PM
Big fan of heel Jericho.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUubFjhOVco
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Post by: Slim on Tuesday 28 June 2016, 07:37:24 AM
Canny first show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvR3A3qzWVM
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Post by: TBG on Friday 1 July 2016, 04:23:31 PM
So this is happening on the the next TNA

(http://i.imgur.com/PIUuJLB.gif)

:lol:
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Post by: Carlito on Friday 1 July 2016, 08:15:31 PM
(https://j.gifs.com/xkrpq3.gif)

So this is happening on the the next TNA

(http://i.imgur.com/PIUuJLB.gif)

:lol:

:spit:
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Post by: Slim on Sunday 3 July 2016, 04:22:41 PM
Old Ambrose match WWE probably never wants you to see

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwbEcxFOyas
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 3 July 2016, 04:41:02 PM
Pic of Paige dumping out a single titty is available on the internet for those who have access to the internet.
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Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 3 July 2016, 05:29:07 PM
Pic of Paige dumping out a single titty is available on the internet for those who have access to the internet.
Can't find it.

Watching a BBC programme about WWE on iplayer, must have been on lately. It's called Superstar Wrestlers.
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Post by: Froggy on Sunday 3 July 2016, 06:09:29 PM
Pic of Paige dumping out a single titty is available on the internet for those who have access to the internet.
Can't find it.

Watching a BBC programme about WWE on iplayer, must have been on lately. It's called Superstar Wrestlers.

NSFW obviously.

http://i.4cdn.org/asp/1467504204157.png
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 3 July 2016, 06:47:25 PM
:mou:
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 3 July 2016, 06:47:34 PM
:moukay:
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Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Sunday 3 July 2016, 07:42:56 PM
Old Ambrose match WWE probably never wants you to see

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwbEcxFOyas

Also Brain Damage is dead. Quite grim all round.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Corrigan on Sunday 3 July 2016, 11:11:45 PM
What the f*** :lol: Actually using that electric saw to cut his head :O
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: O'Neill on Monday 4 July 2016, 01:46:38 PM
Old Ambrose match WWE probably never wants you to see

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwbEcxFOyas

Also Brain Damage is dead. Quite grim all round.

Despite CZW being better known for this sort of s*** there are actually good matches on the shows that do show Ambrose is a very good technical wrestler.
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Post by: Slim on Monday 4 July 2016, 09:01:36 PM
One best tag team matches I have ever seen live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEjNYhe7lcg
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Slim on Monday 4 July 2016, 11:31:55 PM
Live at mo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6gXmXvgG0o
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 01:10:41 PM
Last night's TNA was simply the greatest wrestling show of all time. It's a must watch for anyone.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: TBG on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 01:26:06 PM
https://youtu.be/Gc7tytrGoDM
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 01:37:24 PM
:lol: Just started this, why is Matt Hardy talking like a South African Zoolander?
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 01:40:26 PM
OK just what the f*** is this
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: TBG on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 01:41:57 PM
Think he took a bump to the head and went crazy. Not even joking. That's how this story started
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 01:48:18 PM
:lol: Just started this, why is Matt Hardy talking like a South African Zoolander?

I wondered this as well :lol:
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 02:03:46 PM
It's just so amazing. Nothing will ever top Matt going to delete Brother Nero, but shitting himself when he sees the fireworks and running off to hit behind a metal boat.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 02:09:30 PM
"Oh s*** " bit was brilliant.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 10:07:40 PM
What the f*** did I just watch :lol: that was amazing. Simply amazing.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: samptime29 on Wednesday 6 July 2016, 11:13:00 PM
I never watch TNA, but so that was so random and so brilliant  :lol:
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 7 July 2016, 06:33:56 AM
Watched Raw last night. It's heading back into unwatchable territory. Started with a food fight and ended with a 16 man tag match, with a ton of American patriotism inbetween.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Corrigan on Thursday 7 July 2016, 09:26:49 AM
I have no words for Matt Hardy and Jeff after watching that
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Slim on Thursday 7 July 2016, 11:45:13 PM
TH f***ing DRONES MAN!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvACWh8k7Io
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Ketsbaia on Friday 8 July 2016, 02:52:44 AM
I'm not sure wrestling will ever recover from that. f***ing hell :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: TBG on Friday 8 July 2016, 06:55:41 AM
(https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/1*8Eyh0lQHaXLQ2x2_Pu7FTQ.gif)

Still my favourite part :lol:
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Friday 8 July 2016, 09:52:12 AM
Why does Matt run like he's s*** himself :lol:
Title: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Paully on Friday 8 July 2016, 05:06:22 PM
Brock vs Orton at SummerSlam

http://www.wwe.com/shows/summerslam/2016/randy-orton-brock-lesnar?sf30530660=1
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Astroblack on Friday 8 July 2016, 05:11:55 PM
Who wants to see that?
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: TBG on Friday 8 July 2016, 06:27:22 PM
So the F5 reversed into the RKO for the finish then
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 8 July 2016, 06:41:57 PM
Who wants to see that?

I do personally, not that i expect any different but a Lesnar win mind you.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Ketsbaia on Friday 8 July 2016, 06:45:18 PM
What a waste of everyone's time :lol:
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 8 July 2016, 06:47:22 PM
Lesnar in general has been a waste of everyone's time for like two years if we are being honest.

Suplex, suplex, suplex repeatedly then F-5 and it's all over, i couldn't care less if he left tbh in fact i'd rather watch him in UFC tbh.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Astroblack on Friday 8 July 2016, 06:52:24 PM
Who wants to see that?

I do personally, not that i expect any different but a Lesnar win mind you.

You like Orton? Boring in the ring and on promos IMO.
Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 8 July 2016, 06:56:34 PM
I like watching him yeah, never had an issue with him like a lot seem to. Also it's clear Lesnar was going to win at Summerslam regardless of the opponent, so you are not going to give him anyone who is upcoming.

That leaves the options to be quite limited really and i have no issue with Orton being the guy. Although i don't really care about Lesnar anymore since he squashed Cena all his matches have been boring and glorified squashes.

Title: Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Post by: jdckelly on Friday 8 July 2016, 07:01:07 PM
his wrestlemania one really p*ssed me off, perfect chance to give a big boost to ambrose and not really hurt lesnar since it wasn't a normal match and took crap ton of weapons etc to take him down but no boring match and predictable result
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 8 July 2016, 07:02:59 PM
I was watching TNA the other day because of the Hardy's thing and there was a street fight between two women on there that was probably more violent than Ambrose and Lesnar. :lol:

Says it all really.
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Post by: O'Neill on Friday 8 July 2016, 07:49:17 PM
Lesnar in general has been a waste of everyone's time for like two years if we are being honest.

Suplex, suplex, suplex repeatedly then F-5 and it's all over, i couldn't care less if he left tbh in fact i'd rather watch him in UFC tbh.

The Lesnar vs Triple H matches are some of the worst I can recall. I don't rate Triple H as a performer at all and still believe he's the guy that works with the guy that's massively over/can wrestle. When Lesnar returned and started dialing in the performances for those matches it was evident that they were going to be utterly s***.

For me they've done completely the wrong thing with Lesnar. They've brought him because he was a big name. But everything appears to be on his terms. He's booked as the unstoppable beast, he's on limited dates, he's making huge money, he barely has to speak on TV. Why not just give that position to an upcoming guy that you already have on your roster like say...Samoa Joe. He's cheaper, people already know who he is and it was proven in TNA that the best way to book him is to make him the monster heel. He's fresh (in the WWE anyway) and people are buying into him the same way they are buying into Styles.
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Friday 8 July 2016, 07:56:33 PM
The only way I'd be interested in Lesnar vs Orton at SummerSlam is if they somehow get a dilapidated boat in there.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 8 July 2016, 08:13:38 PM
Lesnar in general has been a waste of everyone's time for like two years if we are being honest.

Suplex, suplex, suplex repeatedly then F-5 and it's all over, i couldn't care less if he left tbh in fact i'd rather watch him in UFC tbh.
Why not just give that position to an upcoming guy that you already have on your roster like say...Samoa Joe. He's cheaper, people already know who he is and it was proven in TNA that the best way to book him is to make him the monster heel. He's fresh (in the WWE anyway) and people are buying into him the same way they are buying into Styles.

That's what i want really.

To me the only downside to losing Lesnar is the lack of Heyman but we hardly see him as is anyway. He's dialed it back to the point i would see someone like Joe positioned as a monster heel, at least he still works at the same level he always has and he's a full time guy.

I used to love watching Lesnar in his first run and to be frank he still had some fantastic matches since he returned but to be honest if the Ambrose match is going to be a long term thing i'd rather they not bother.
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Post by: TBG on Saturday 9 July 2016, 11:08:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiktBcRHABU

The intro makes it even better :lol:

(http://i.makeagif.com/media/7-06-2016/yktt5x.gif)
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 9 July 2016, 11:13:44 AM
This is from an old Smackdown in 2003 :lol:

(http://i.imgur.com/s0fJdUX.png?1)

s*** goes way back :lol:
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Post by: KDT on Saturday 9 July 2016, 11:16:02 AM
Who would have thought that from the TLC matches the lad who does the s*** leg drop would turn out to be the most mentally f***ed.
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Post by: Mike on Saturday 9 July 2016, 12:02:07 PM
Why not just give that position to an upcoming guy that you already have on your roster like say...Samoa Joe.

:lol: They're the same age.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Saturday 9 July 2016, 12:05:27 PM
It's hard to pick the weirdest part - his accent, the violin, edited like a film, shooting fireworks, dilapidated boat, the random masked man, the tasering or that brithday candle ending. Probably the strangest 15 minutes I've ever seen :lol:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 9 July 2016, 12:05:57 PM
Most of the active roster they have are in their 30s and 40s tbh.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 9 July 2016, 12:06:53 PM
It's hard to pick the weirdest part - his accent, the violin, edited like a film, shooting fireworks, dilapidated boat, the random masked man, the tasering or that brithday candle ending. Probably the strangest 15 minutes I've ever seen :lol:

Dilapidated boat definitely :lol: that or the drones.
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Post by: O'Neill on Saturday 9 July 2016, 01:31:01 PM
Why not just give that position to an upcoming guy that you already have on your roster like say...Samoa Joe.

:lol: They're the same age.

Upcoming wasn't referring to a young guy. It was referring to someone new and fresh that the main audience hasn't been exposed to for years. In terms of TV exposure to the WWE audience the Lesnar character is a lot older and staler than the Joe character.
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Post by: Mike on Saturday 9 July 2016, 01:33:16 PM
Think you underestimate the majority of the WWE crowd, tbh. They know who he is. Idiots like me who check in from time to time don't.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 9 July 2016, 01:35:13 PM
In fairness he'll have to overcome the crowd initially, they all do. Of course they'll be some hardcore fan cities like Chicago and so on who will give him a good reaction but in general he'll have to win them over.

But if his performances are good then he will, same goes for anyone in NXT really.
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Post by: O'Neill on Saturday 9 July 2016, 09:57:54 PM
It's not so much the crowd not knowing who he is but the fact that he's fresh. There are a lot of potential opponents that Joe has never faced plus there will no doubt be anticipation to see Styles vs Joe on a big stage in a WWE ring as well.

With Lesnar they don't really have anything. We've seen him take on Rock, Angle, Undertaker, Cena, Triple H, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose. All he can offer with his current level of interest and availability is to come in and beat someone who needs the win over him. At least if they go with Joe in a similar role, he's going to be there more often and someone will eventually get to beat him. There just doesn't seem to be that guarantee with Lesnar that he's ever going to give something huge back to someone that needs it.
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Post by: toontownman on Sunday 10 July 2016, 06:18:32 AM
It's not so much the crowd not knowing who he is but the fact that he's fresh. There are a lot of potential opponents that Joe has never faced plus there will no doubt be anticipation to see Styles vs Joe on a big stage in a WWE ring as well.

With Lesnar they don't really have anything. We've seen him take on Rock, Angle, Undertaker, Cena, Triple H, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose. All he can offer with his current level of interest and availability is to come in and beat someone who needs the win over him. At least if they go with Joe in a similar role, he's going to be there more often and someone will eventually get to beat him. There just doesn't seem to be that guarantee with Lesnar that he's ever going to give something huge back to someone that needs it.

I agree wholeheartedly. Orton/Lesnar does nothing for me but hopefully they hype it so it does. Seems just very old and nonsensical. Actually thought it might be Goldberg, which would have been silly but fun.

Other than Kevin Owens and maybe Cesaro (which the more I think of it would be super intriguing) there is no-one on the main roster I want to see fight Lesnar. That said, I don't mind them holding back on Joe. He will be on the main roster sooner or later as he's been terrific in NXT and the crowd freakin love him good or bad. They will save him for later.



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Post by: TBG on Wednesday 13 July 2016, 07:29:59 PM
https://youtu.be/sJO8mpSUuVM
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 13 July 2016, 08:43:12 PM
The Matt Hardy V1 reference :lol:
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Post by: toontownman on Thursday 14 July 2016, 07:21:41 AM
Great night for wrestling. NXT with a solid show plus a showstopping nakamura/Balor match. The start of the CWC  which looks to be fulfilling it's awesome potential already..then finally midget wrestling was in town and I went to watch... actually a surprisingly high level of wrestling, plus a ton of fun.
 

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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 14 July 2016, 11:26:57 AM
I was surprised with the CWC, was really entertaining and it helped that Mauro Ranallo and Daniel Bryan were fantastic on commentary.
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Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 14 July 2016, 02:42:13 PM
I thought it was okay. Looked really indy to me.

Cedric Alexander? looked really good, though.

The commentary was good, but I felt like Bryan and Ranallo were too similar. I'd like a little personality from Bryan next time. He's passionate and that's great but it'd be nice to have some anecdotes and things like that. This is wrestling afterall.

BTW best feud in wrestling going right now is Cornette vs Russo. I love listening to both but it's time for Cornette to end it and accept Russo's proposal of have a One on One shoot, Sean Oliver(best interview guy in wrestling) as moderator and all proceeds going to charity.
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Post by: TBG on Thursday 14 July 2016, 02:59:45 PM
The ending to the Battle Royal on RAW was definitely a botch, right.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 14 July 2016, 03:31:28 PM
The ending to the Battle Royal on RAW was definitely a botch, right.

I don't think so :lol: just that bad.
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Post by: Lenny on Thursday 14 July 2016, 05:36:58 PM
The ending to the Battle Royal on RAW was definitely a botch, right.

I don't think so :lol: just that bad.

Can't imagine it was a botch. I didn't mind it; thought it was a bit different tbh.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 19 July 2016, 04:43:41 AM
Whoever booked that ending to Raw should be fired on the spot as that was one of the worst endings I've ever seen.

The referee gets bumped but he's fine to count the three,  however he somehow gets disorientated again after the pinfall for a full 90 seconds to the point he can't announce the match winner? All this despite the fact he's having a conversation with Daniel Bryan? f***ing awful booking.

I know what they are trying to do which is justify Stephanie picking Rollins first but even that doesn't make any logical sense. Why? Well he's in the triple threat on Sunday anyway so there's no guarantee that whoever she picks will be champion. It would have made just as much sense to select Rollins and claim he'll bring the gold back to Raw.

As soon as they booked that match they created a 'no win' scenario all round. Neither guy could lose the match before Sunday as it would kill them and they didn't have the sense to do a time limit draw therefore they were in a corner where the only option was bullshit.
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Post by: Decky on Tuesday 19 July 2016, 05:51:10 AM
Two great GMs.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 19 July 2016, 11:34:52 AM
I stopped watching after the 12 man tag which i enjoyed, the ending to the main event seems confusing as f*** just going off youtube mind.
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Post by: La Parka on Tuesday 19 July 2016, 06:45:30 PM
f*** THAT POP FOR DANIEL BRYAN!
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Tuesday 19 July 2016, 06:51:27 PM
I stopped watching after the 12 man tag which i enjoyed, the ending to the main event seems confusing as f*** just going off youtube mind.

Youtube was less confusing than watching the actual show which cut off before the final bit where the title was given back to Ambrose.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 19 July 2016, 07:11:42 PM
I stopped watching after the 12 man tag which i enjoyed, the ending to the main event seems confusing as f*** just going off youtube mind.

Youtube was less confusing than watching the actual show which cut off before the final bit where the title was given back to Ambrose.

I think that makes it even worse. Now they are having a rematch on Smackdown for no apparent reason.

This seems like a very confusing effort to try to end up with two champions. If that's what they are trying to do?

If I was booking this I'd just look for a way to have both Ambrose and Rollins beat Reigns in the Triple Threat match. Do the referee bump, have a second referee come down and have both make the cover on Reigns such that both referees count difference pinfalls and they end up declaring one the Raw champion and the other the Smackdown champion.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 19 July 2016, 09:36:22 PM
Two champions thing is definitely happening, but i'd argue there's probably a better way of going about it than a load of non finishes.  :lol:

Hoping Smackdown get enough talent i'm interested in out of this draft, the fact it is 2 hours and has Mauro Ranallo means i'm really leaning towards watching that and ignoring Raw as much as possible.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 19 July 2016, 10:15:05 PM
Well they announced that the Cruiserweight title is returning but it's going to Raw.

For me that's a massive statement of intent that Raw is going to have a lot more variety than Smackdown.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 19 July 2016, 10:21:32 PM
I think that's more due to the fact it has an extra hour sitting there doing absolutely nothing if i'm honest.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 19 July 2016, 10:51:31 PM
yeah just make it seem more important by giving it a belt they can have defended on tv regularly enough
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 01:07:59 AM
There's Michael Cole on commentary to ruin Smackdown Live. f***.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 01:15:35 AM
If you told me Reigns and Cena wouldn't go in the top 5 i wouldn't have believed you :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 01:18:15 AM
I suspected they might go this way so that they didn't draft all the 'big' names right off the bat in order to keep people watching throughout the show.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 01:22:19 AM
It didn't last long :lol: Expect Cena to follow suit.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 01:23:56 AM
Oh look Raw has drafted a guy that's never there...
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 01:51:21 AM
Was kind of expecting them to already have drafted someone outwith the roster as a surprise pick.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 01:54:58 AM
I do think this draft is a good thing for a lot of the roster, but for the women i don't see how they have enough talent to spread over both shows.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 01:58:12 AM
I do think this draft is a good thing for a lot of the roster, but for the women i don't see how they have enough talent to spread over both shows.

Well that's why I thought the women and tag teams would have gone on one show and the cruiserweights on the other. It just made more sense.

I don't see the appeal in have two women's belts and two sets of tag belts. Just keep them contained to the one show and give people a reason to watch that show.
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Post by: jdckelly on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:01:30 AM
I do think this draft is a good thing for a lot of the roster, but for the women i don't see how they have enough talent to spread over both shows.
the alternative put all the women on one show creates potential unfortunate headlines about sexist wwe not having women on raw or smackdown etc
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:14:18 AM
Smackdown badly needs fresh faces that can wrestle. John Cena and Randy Orton both on the same show again. If they end up with Sheamus, Del Rio, Big Show then it won't even be worth the time turning Smackdown on.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:19:18 AM
I wonder if they are going to have one of those main events like they did with Eddie vs Triple H years ago where everyone runs in and they have a big Raw vs Smackdown battle to close the show? Seems like the easy way to get to Sunday without either guy losing again.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:29:30 AM
Loved the reaction when everyone thought Raw had drafted Bayley only to find that it was Nia Jax. :D
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:37:12 AM
Smackdown looks great. Raw looks absolutely terrible. Bet they twist it though because Raw will never play 2nd fiddle to Smackdown.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:38:18 AM
Would only take Brock, Seth and Sasha from Raw.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:40:32 AM
Would only take Brock, Seth and Sasha from Raw.

Brock is on like twice a year, he's an irrelevance at this point. I personally only care about Rollins and Owens, i would include Sasha but they hardly give any women time so it's pointless.

I'll likely watch Smackdown and keep an eye on segments from Raw which seem interesting.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:43:30 AM
Until the last two rounds of picks Raw looked like the vastly superior show.

For me it has Owens, Cesaro, Zayn, Rollins, Reigns, Jericho and the New Day.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:43:48 AM
Actually I'd take Balor as well. There's so much tired annoying s**** on Raw. Big Show, Rusev, Sheamus, Jericho, Reigns and New Day. Same old s*** every week. I'm even sick of Owens. Smackdown looks like the place, if they do it right.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:45:03 AM
Until the last two rounds of picks Raw looked like the vastly superior show.

For me it has Owens, Cesaro, Zayn, Rollins, Reigns, Jericho and the New Day.

They never use Cesaro right though, and Owens comes out with the same routine week in week out. Jericho needs to just start commentating and the New Day? See Owens.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:46:57 AM
It's kinda weird. I was done with wrestling before the original brand split but when Smackdown started I had something against it and was very much a 'Raw person' back then. Looking at the draft picks this is the first time I've been pro Smackdown. It just looks better.

Any chance Raw would take Orton and The Miz for Rollins and Balor?
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:49:29 AM
Until the last two rounds of picks Raw looked like the vastly superior show.

For me it has Owens, Cesaro, Zayn, Rollins, Reigns, Jericho and the New Day.

They never use Cesaro right though, and Owens comes out with the same routine week in week out. Jericho needs to just start commentating and the New Day? See Owens.

Is that any different to what's on Smackdown?

Cena...same old s**** for the last decade. Orton has been out almost a year but he's as stale as Cena. Then you have Del Rio, Wyatt, Ziggler and Miz who all go in the bland and repetitive category. Plus you get the bonus of Baron 'can't wrestle' Corbin as well.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:50:58 AM
Yeah you're right there. But I'm more interested by whats on Smackdown. I really cant stand Reigns and the New Day. :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:53:37 AM
Reigns won't be the big article on Raw after that suspension. He'll be main event for a bit but I doubt he'll have the belt any time soon. He's likely to fade into a secondary role for the rest of the year.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:54:21 AM
Hang on, these 2 are main eventing in 2 shows in a row but are in a triple threat at the PPV? As much as I cant stand the c***, where is Reigns?
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:54:46 AM
Still serving the drugs ban.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:55:05 AM
Reigns won't be the big article on Raw after that suspension. He'll be main event for a bit but I doubt he'll have the belt any time soon. He's likely to fade into a secondary role for the rest of the year.

I thought he was in a main event with these 2 on Sunday? :lol: Why didn't they write him out of it.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:55:44 AM
I think it expires later this week so he's available for Sunday. Your guess is as good as mine as to why he hasn't been written out. Perhaps because they are doing the draft and were desperate to have this 'Shield' match.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:56:42 AM
Man these 2 are the best there's been in a long time. I honestly think Rollins is the best since the Attitude Era.
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Post by: jdckelly on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:57:47 AM
I think it expires later this week so he's available for Sunday. Your guess is as good as mine as to why he hasn't been written out. Perhaps because they are doing the draft and were desperate to have this 'Shield' match.
or they've learned nothing about Reigns and he wins the title back on sunday
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:58:40 AM
Man these 2 are the best there's been in a long time. I honestly think Rollins is the best since the Attitude Era.

Maybe. However there have been excellent guys since the attitude era.

Lesnar in his initial run. Angle when he became a main eventer. Eddie Guerrero just in general. Then there's Edge who as a heel champion is pretty much what Rollins is now.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:58:58 AM
Think they'll give it back to Rollins. He was a brilliant heel champion.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:59:41 AM
Surprised Ambrose won that.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:00:18 AM
They really need Ambrose to keep the belt because they need that credibility on Smackdown so it doesn't look like a 'B' brand. Although I suspect it'll be an Ambrose/Rollins draw to create a scenario where there are two champions.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:02:09 AM
I'm more interested to see what happens with the tag team and womens division, the rest isn't an issue on either show really.

Until they explain whether there's going to be two belts or the champion wrestles on both shows i can't really say anything about that.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:02:27 AM
They really need Ambrose to keep the belt because they need that credibility on Smackdown so it doesn't look like a 'B' brand. Although I suspect it'll be an Ambrose/Rollins draw to create a scenario where there are two champions.

Seems odd that'd they would do the same draw scenario on the Raw before the PPV though in that case.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:04:08 AM
They really need Ambrose to keep the belt because they need that credibility on Smackdown so it doesn't look like a 'B' brand. Although I suspect it'll be an Ambrose/Rollins draw to create a scenario where there are two champions.

Seems odd that'd they would do the same draw scenario on the Raw before the PPV though in that case.

I don't understand that to be honest. I can only assume it was done to remind people watching that Smackdown was live tonight and that there was going to be a WWE title match on it to entice them into watching it. Hot-shot booking to try to attract viewers to watch the first Smackdown show with a complete disregard for the fact they have a PPV in a few days.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:05:23 AM
Everything since the last PPV and now has just been filler leading up to the draft tbh, even the PPV this weekend.

After that we'll have a clearer picture of what they want to do.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:06:31 AM
I'm not sure we will. I still can't understand why they have booked Lesnar vs Orton for Summerslam then drafted them on different shows. Seems stupid to me.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:07:23 AM
I'm not sure we will. I still can't understand why they have booked Lesnar vs Orton for Summerslam then drafted them on different shows. Seems stupid to me.

Lesnar is a special attraction who appears twice a year, nothing he does is supposed to make any sort of sense.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:09:15 AM
Still cant believe The Shield triple threat for the Championship is on f***ing Battle Ground. :lol:
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:09:45 AM
The Usos on Smackdown ffs. These c***s not on TNA yet?
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:10:23 AM
It's just silly booking. They shouldn't have drafted him at all to be honest.

Bad news if you are a heel on Smackdown I guess. You'll soon have your career ended by John Cena.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:10:29 AM
The Usos on Smackdown ffs. These c***s not on TNA yet?

Better than Golden Truth :lol:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:10:51 AM
It's just silly booking. They shouldn't have drafted him at all to be honest.

Bad news if you are a heel on Smackdown I guess. You'll soon have your career ended by John Cena.

Agree with that.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:11:29 AM
The Usos on Smackdown ffs. These c***s not on TNA yet?

Better than Golden Truth :lol:

Just waiting to see where Primo and Epico go. :D
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:12:16 AM
Damn Paige has feel down the pecking order. :lol:
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:13:45 AM
Wait, Bayley hasn't been picked yet? Was sure this was her step up. Surely she isnt being drafted on this WWE Network show?
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:14:22 AM
They've clearly not managed to score any 'major' returns for the draft. Either that or they are keeping them to appear on the shows next week.

Was really hoping that all the recent Angle stuff was a smokescreen and he'd appear as a 'manager' for American Alpha.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:14:52 AM
Wait, Bayley hasn't been picked yet? Was sure this was her step up. Surely she isnt being drafted on this WWE Network show?

But Raw picked Nia Jax. Another non wrestler. :D
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:15:24 AM
Wait, Bayley hasn't been picked yet? Was sure this was her step up. Surely she isnt being drafted on this WWE Network show?

Nah just means she's not coming up yet, no way they'll announce anyone on the network of relevance.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:16:49 AM
Wait, Bayley hasn't been picked yet? Was sure this was her step up. Surely she isnt being drafted on this WWE Network show?

Nah just means she's not coming up yet, no way they'll announce anyone on the network of relevance.

Aren't there another three picks from NXT to come?
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:18:22 AM
I'd honestly be sad to see her come up, NXT is miles ahead of the main product and shes a big part of it.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:20:06 AM
Wait, Bayley hasn't been picked yet? Was sure this was her step up. Surely she isnt being drafted on this WWE Network show?

Nah just means she's not coming up yet, no way they'll announce anyone on the network of relevance.

Aren't there another three picks from NXT to come?

Aye but i doubt it's going to be major stars tbh.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:20:37 AM
Golddust saying its a new era and its not about the old guys anymore ffs. :lol:
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:22:21 AM
I'd do a lying week on Naomi.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:22:30 AM
Wait, Bayley hasn't been picked yet? Was sure this was her step up. Surely she isnt being drafted on this WWE Network show?

Nah just means she's not coming up yet, no way they'll announce anyone on the network of relevance.

Aren't there another three picks from NXT to come?

Aye but i doubt it's going to be major stars tbh.

Who else do they have? Blake & Murphy? Tye Dillinger?
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:24:35 AM
There's another nonsense pick. Stephanie announces on Raw that they are having a crusierweight division...so naturally Kalisto is on Smackdown.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:25:00 AM
According to Reddit Raw has drafted 7 more wrestlers as it stands. Hows that worked out?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:25:54 AM
According to Reddit Raw has drafted 7 more wrestlers as it stands. Hows that worked out?

Because it's a 3 hour show compared to Smackdown being 2 hours.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:26:11 AM
Well they get 3 picks to every 2 that Smackdown gets. Although I'd guess Raw have more than 7 given that they drafted several tag teams including New Day.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:36:46 AM
Looks like I was wrong, Alexa Bliss to SmackDown. She's been great on NXT the last couple of months.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 03:38:34 AM
f*** me...Mark Henry hasn't retired yet. :D
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Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 01:59:03 PM
RAW WILL BE HOME OF THE CRUISERWEIGHTS.

Draft Kalisto to Smackdown.

:slowclap:
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Post by: jdckelly on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:15:54 PM
new commentary teams, Cole, Saxton and Graves for Raw. Mauro, JBL and David Otunga for Smackdown.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:35:53 PM
Think JBL and Mauro could potentially be pretty good, f*** Otunga though lol.
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Post by: jdckelly on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 02:54:47 PM
I despise JBL
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Post by: Ritchie on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 04:45:48 PM
The same David Otunga who thinks Jimmy Uso (!) is on the same level as AJ Styles.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 04:49:07 PM
Well it's seems clear to me that Smackdown is going to be the B brand. The women's and tag team division on Smackdown are going to be woeful. Why bother.

My guess is Smackdown ends up being the nicey nicey John Cena show. He gets to slow down his WWE commitments, just showing up on Tuesdays to show off his little towel. It'd be great for Raw, if it wasn't for Reigns' inevitable ascension.

Interested to see what happens with the "free agents" now. Or things like trading. Assuming title holders stay on one show, they're obviously going to have to create a handful of B-level Smackdown belts, and the Miz is going to defend at Battleground and s*** all over the Intercontinental. Delightful.

Also, Mojo Rawley and Alexa Bliss over Bayley and Samoa Joe etc? The whole notion of a draft was ridiculous, but why must they actively try and make it even stupider with picks like Mojo Rawley. Just don't pick either and then have him as a "free agent pickup" in a few weeks time.
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Post by: jdckelly on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 05:08:23 PM
if you start thinking too hard about this draft thing it starts to melt your brain, should have left it a "random" draw for the main roster and the gms can do the trading and leave the draft for the selected graduates from nxt
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 05:21:21 PM
The same David Otunga who thinks Jimmy Uso (!) is on the same level as AJ Styles.

That was awful :lol:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 05:34:36 PM
Well it's seems clear to me that Smackdown is going to be the B brand. The women's and tag team division on Smackdown are going to be woeful. Why bother.

My guess is Smackdown ends up being the nicey nicey John Cena show. He gets to slow down his WWE commitments, just showing up on Tuesdays to show off his little towel. It'd be great for Raw, if it wasn't for Reigns' inevitable ascension.

Interested to see what happens with the "free agents" now. Or things like trading. Assuming title holders stay on one show, they're obviously going to have to create a handful of B-level Smackdown belts, and the Miz is going to defend at Battleground and s*** all over the Intercontinental. Delightful.

Also, Mojo Rawley and Alexa Bliss over Bayley and Samoa Joe etc? The whole notion of a draft was ridiculous, but why must they actively try and make it even stupider with picks like Mojo Rawley. Just don't pick either and then have him as a "free agent pickup" in a few weeks time.

I don't think the Women are that good on Raw tbh, Sasha aside i'd rather watch the Smackdown selection. I agree on tag teams mind, but there was never going to be enough good tag teams to spread over both shows because they simply don't have enough atm. I think the main event level talent is better on Smackdown though, i'd rather watch Cena, AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt, Ambrose and Orton to the Rollins and Reigns show ( would help if they push Owens and Balor but i doubt they will)

Raw's clear advantage here to me is the mid card, but considering it was 3 hours compared to 2 hours that doesn't surprise me. If Smackdown had any more legitimate mid card guys then you'd start to see filler to fit them all in. As of now i think Smackdown looks to be a show with very little filler because of the 2 hours and it will hit most of the points outside of the tag team stuff which is obviously lacking.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 06:11:44 PM
How do people step up from NXT now with the brand split? Do they have to be drafted or can they just appear on a show same as before?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 06:13:10 PM
How do people step up from NXT now with the brand split? Do they have to be drafted or can they just appear on a show same as before?

I imagine they'll be some sort of free agent angle :dontknow: No idea though, they probably just make this s*** up as they go along tbh. :lol:
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Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 06:36:49 PM
They'll just make it up on a case by case basis I'm sure. People will just run-in as per usual, and then they'll claim that Steph/Shane pulled off the free agent signing or something. Probably even have an angle where an NXT superstar appears on both, whoring himself out to get the biggest contract or something.

They have the opportunity to do an interesting DRAFT angle where they draft 6 people once a year or something. But that would kill any flexibility.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 07:09:35 PM
Well it's seems clear to me that Smackdown is going to be the B brand. The women's and tag team division on Smackdown are going to be woeful. Why bother.

My guess is Smackdown ends up being the nicey nicey John Cena show. He gets to slow down his WWE commitments, just showing up on Tuesdays to show off his little towel. It'd be great for Raw, if it wasn't for Reigns' inevitable ascension.

Interested to see what happens with the "free agents" now. Or things like trading. Assuming title holders stay on one show, they're obviously going to have to create a handful of B-level Smackdown belts, and the Miz is going to defend at Battleground and s*** all over the Intercontinental. Delightful.

Also, Mojo Rawley and Alexa Bliss over Bayley and Samoa Joe etc? The whole notion of a draft was ridiculous, but why must they actively try and make it even stupider with picks like Mojo Rawley. Just don't pick either and then have him as a "free agent pickup" in a few weeks time.

I don't think the Women are that good on Raw tbh, Sasha aside i'd rather watch the Smackdown selection. I agree on tag teams mind, but there was never going to be enough good tag teams to spread over both shows because they simply don't have enough atm. I think the main event level talent is better on Smackdown though, i'd rather watch Cena, AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt, Ambrose and Orton to the Rollins and Reigns show ( would help if they push Owens and Balor but i doubt they will)

Raw's clear advantage here to me is the mid card, but considering it was 3 hours compared to 2 hours that doesn't surprise me. If Smackdown had any more legitimate mid card guys then you'd start to see filler to fit them all in. As of now i think Smackdown looks to be a show with very little filler because of the 2 hours and it will hit most of the points outside of the tag team stuff which is obviously lacking.

The women on both shows are awful. The so called revolution fell flat on it's arse the day after Wrestlemania when they kept the belt on Charlotte. Becky became the face that loses to everyone and Sasha was kept off TV for months. They haven't reinforced the roster by bringing up girls who can put on good matches and we are back to the situation of having short matches with poor psychology featuring girls that aren't good in-ring performers. That trend is set to continue with Nia Jax on Raw.

The promise of longer matches looks like it was a short term ruse to show that the WWE isn't an environment where only men can succeed in the ring. The women have gone back to being filler content again. And now that they've split the roster in two you are going to see more and more women who just aren't very good in the ring being exposed in three minute matches on both shows.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 07:12:55 PM
Agree with that :thup:

I was actually interested in the women before Wrestlemania and all the segments were pretty interesting IMO but since then it's been f***ing crap, as per usual i don't even blame the talent.

Although from what i have seen in NXT i do think Alexa Bliss is good in the ring ( as well as her character tbh), it's not going to matter though because they'll get f*** all time to show it.
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Post by: jdckelly on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 07:32:03 PM
Agree with that :thup:

I was actually interested in the women before Wrestlemania and all the segments were pretty interesting IMO but since then it's been f***ing crap, as per usual i don't even blame the talent.

Although from what i have seen in NXT i do think Alexa Bliss is good in the ring ( as well as her character tbh), it's not going to matter though because they'll get f*** all time to show it.
honestly the Becky and Charlotte feud was just good with the minor (major) exception of the constant Ric Flair interference, made Becky look stupid for constantly falling for it and made Charlotte look weak.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 07:34:01 PM
Sasha got concussed didn't she? I don't think they intentionally kept her away.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 07:41:44 PM
Sasha got concussed didn't she? I don't think they intentionally kept her away.

I think they planned to keep her away and the concussion just so happened to occur right in the middle of it all, could be bollocks but everything i have read since Wrestlemania was that they were to keep her away till just before Summerslam because they didn't want her involved in anything other than the title picture.

Of course this wouldn't be a problem if they were capable of writing interesting stuff and give time for it but obviously that's too much to ask.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 08:36:06 PM
Agree with that :thup:

I was actually interested in the women before Wrestlemania and all the segments were pretty interesting IMO but since then it's been f***ing crap, as per usual i don't even blame the talent.

Although from what i have seen in NXT i do think Alexa Bliss is good in the ring ( as well as her character tbh), it's not going to matter though because they'll get f*** all time to show it.
honestly the Becky and Charlotte feud was just good with the minor (major) exception of the constant Ric Flair interference, made Becky look stupid for constantly falling for it and made Charlotte look weak.


I thought it was awful for that exact reason. All it did was kill Becky's character in much the same way every non John Cena or Roman Reigns face character in the WWE has been booked into oblivion. It's a symptom of having too many PPVs with the same match over and over again for three months in a row. If they have one match in that time then Becky can lose once and it doesn't harm her character at all as she can move on to another feud then come back to the title scene. But once you've made her look a complete idiot three or four times it's hard for her to come back from that.
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Post by: jdckelly on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 09:30:10 PM
Agree with that :thup:

I was actually interested in the women before Wrestlemania and all the segments were pretty interesting IMO but since then it's been f***ing crap, as per usual i don't even blame the talent.

Although from what i have seen in NXT i do think Alexa Bliss is good in the ring ( as well as her character tbh), it's not going to matter though because they'll get f*** all time to show it.
honestly the Becky and Charlotte feud was just good with the minor (major) exception of the constant Ric Flair interference, made Becky look stupid for constantly falling for it and made Charlotte look weak.


I thought it was awful for that exact reason. All it did was kill Becky's character in much the same way every non John Cena or Roman Reigns face character in the WWE has been booked into oblivion. It's a symptom of having too many PPVs with the same match over and over again for three months in a row. If they have one match in that time then Becky can lose once and it doesn't harm her character at all as she can move on to another feud then come back to the title scene. But once you've made her look a complete idiot three or four times it's hard for her to come back from that.
well the buildup to it was pretty much good and the matchs were good so hey 2 out of 3 ain't bad.
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Post by: Slim on Wednesday 20 July 2016, 10:57:36 PM
Anyone going to WCPW next week

So far:

- Damien Sandow
- Will Ospreay
- Noam Dar
- Big Damo
- Rampage Brown
- Joe Hendry
- Joe Coffey
- El Ligero
- Martin Kirby
- Jason "The Primate" Prime
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 21 July 2016, 01:38:49 AM
Raw decimated Smackdown with that draft, it was getting painful by the end :(

I understand the 3:2 ratio but that meant Raw got 4 of the first 6 picks and it showed. If they get an exclusive Cruiserweight division, then why keep the 3:2 thing?

SD would've been worth watching if they got Kevin Owens, Enzo/Cass and Cesaro but they all ended up on the wrong brand imo.
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Post by: Carlito on Thursday 21 July 2016, 12:02:55 PM
Raw decimated Smackdown with that draft, it was getting painful by the end :(

I understand the 3:2 ratio but that meant Raw got 4 of the first 6 picks and it showed. If they get an exclusive Cruiserweight division, then why keep the 3:2 thing?

SD would've been worth watching if they got Kevin Owens, Enzo/Cass and Cesaro but they all ended up on the wrong brand imo.

I thought that at first but in all honesty I can see Smackdown getting something exclusive that'll shake the show up. RAW's main event scene without Lesnar looks quite thin unless they suddenly push Owens and Zayn, but then their midcard is stick thin if they do that. Smackdown's midcard has the same problem so it should be interesting to see how things take shape over the first month.
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Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 21 July 2016, 12:18:08 PM
Zayn as a main eventer? He's lucky to be in the midcard. He's a cruiserweight ffs.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 21 July 2016, 12:25:07 PM
Anyone going to WCPW next week

So far:

- Damien Sandow
- Will Ospreay
- Noam Dar
- Big Damo
- Rampage Brown
- Joe Hendry
- Joe Coffey
- El Ligero
- Martin Kirby
- Jason "The Primate" Prime

obv
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Post by: Carlito on Thursday 21 July 2016, 01:29:46 PM
Zayn as a main eventer? He's lucky to be in the midcard. He's a cruiserweight ffs.

I'm not exactly saying he should be a main eventer but you look at what they're planning to do and it wouldn't surprise me if they did push him. Besides Owens right now who else on RAW gets the push? Balor?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 21 July 2016, 05:18:27 PM
Raw decimated Smackdown with that draft, it was getting painful by the end :(

I understand the 3:2 ratio but that meant Raw got 4 of the first 6 picks and it showed. If they get an exclusive Cruiserweight division, then why keep the 3:2 thing?

SD would've been worth watching if they got Kevin Owens, Enzo/Cass and Cesaro but they all ended up on the wrong brand imo.

I thought that at first but in all honesty I can see Smackdown getting something exclusive that'll shake the show up. RAW's main event scene without Lesnar looks quite thin unless they suddenly push Owens and Zayn, but then their midcard is stick thin if they do that. Smackdown's midcard has the same problem so it should be interesting to see how things take shape over the first month.

Yep.

Raw's main event is basically Reigns and Rollins unless they push some guys suddenly, compares to Smackdown's version of Cena, AJ Styles, Ambrose, Bray Wyatt and Orton. As i said before Raw's advantage is the mid card because it has Kevin Owens, Rusev, Zayn etc etc.

I don't think it work out to be that uneven because of the 2 hour show and 3 hour show thing, 2 hours allows Smackdown to get away with having the lesser midcard IMO where as Raw will continue to have the problem of constantly dragging because nobody wants to watch wrestling for 3 hours. Smackdown's tag team division might be an issue though, but i'd argue that tag teams should have been on both shows because they simply don't have enough talented teams to put them on different shows.
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Post by: Slim on Thursday 21 July 2016, 09:08:10 PM
https://www.facebook.com/botchamania/?fref=ts

I think Kalisto did a good job on the mic
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Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 22 July 2016, 02:54:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKSbO3sush4
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Post by: Slim on Friday 22 July 2016, 11:13:49 PM
f***ing hell WCPW based in Newcastle and getting two of the hottest free agents going.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1649918075327478/
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 24 July 2016, 02:37:14 PM
High hopes for the show tonight?
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Sunday 24 July 2016, 02:55:41 PM
f***ing hell WCPW based in Newcastle and getting two of the hottest free agents going.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1649918075327478/

Cody Rhodes as well? Awesome.
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Post by: Slim on Sunday 24 July 2016, 03:21:35 PM
Just signed Drew Galloway also
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Monday 25 July 2016, 07:32:56 AM
Just came here to say that. If they can keep this up they may make something of the brand.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 25 July 2016, 11:03:07 AM
Reigns beaten clean two PPVs in a row :lol: Vince must be p*ssed, also Zayn and Owens was one of the best matches i have seen this year.

Thought it was a surprisingly good PPV all things considered really, was expecting the worst considering most of it was filler going in due to the draft and/or setting up bigger matches for Summerslam like with Sasha/Charlotte and AJ/Cena for example but i enjoyed it quite a lot for the most part.
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Post by: Foluwashola on Monday 25 July 2016, 11:13:24 AM
Anyone going to WCPW next week

So far:

- Damien Sandow
- Will Ospreay
- Noam Dar
- Big Damo
- Rampage Brown
- Joe Hendry
- Joe Coffey
- El Ligero
- Martin Kirby
- Jason "The Primate" Prime

obv

Got a free ticket for this. Mizdow f***ing geet up.
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 25 July 2016, 12:18:17 PM
Reigns beaten clean two PPVs in a row :lol: Vince must be p*ssed, also Zayn and Owens was one of the best matches i have seen this year.

Thought it was a surprisingly good PPV all things considered really, was expecting the worst considering most of it was filler going in due to the draft and/or setting up bigger matches for Summerslam like with Sasha/Charlotte and AJ/Cena for example but i enjoyed it quite a lot for the most part.
yeah surprisingly good ppv, even the commentary didn't annoy me and JBL reluctantly cheering for Ambrose was mildly amusing. Zayn Owens was fantastic, I look forward to their eventual reunion as a tag team before they start fighting each other again.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Monday 25 July 2016, 02:00:21 PM
I was really confused about the end of the Darren Young match. Did I miss something? Was it DQ? Who to? Did I actually miss a pin somehow?
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 25 July 2016, 02:08:36 PM
I was really confused about the end of the Darren Young match. Did I miss something? Was it DQ? Who to? Did I actually miss a pin somehow?

No the match was just thrown out.

It wasn't the only match I didn't like the ending of. The New Day vs the Wyatts was either confusingly bad or just poorly shot from the TV perspective. As far as I was aware Kofi Kingston was the legal man despite Bray Wyatt pinning Xavier Woods. Woods may have tagged in earlier in the ending sequence but the camera was outside the ring by the corner and it wasn't clear whether he did or didn't as nobody on TV mentioned it at the time.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 25 July 2016, 02:20:03 PM
I thought Woods was the legal man? Not that I really care either way tbh.
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Post by: Froggy on Monday 25 July 2016, 03:22:43 PM
What the f*** is up with the new Raw logo? :yao:
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Post by: Astroblack on Monday 25 July 2016, 04:58:33 PM
Thought it was a boring PPV. Was expecting a surprise or something. Not much really happened. Unfortunately Stepped out during the Zayn - Owens match.

Enzo is freaking gold on the mic. He had the crowd in the palm of his hand. The guy could be the next Rock or Austin. Forget being the new Roadogg, he really has all the tools to be something special. Didn't like how JBL talked about Big Cas being better and when they split up, he's got a huge future. What a dingus.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 25 July 2016, 05:16:32 PM
JBL has been instructed to do that by Vince to plant the seeds in the head of the audience that Big Cass is a future star. You'll have noticed during the draft that Baron Corbin was billed as a future WWE champion. Again it's Vince's way of letting you know who the next Roman Reigns is.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 25 July 2016, 05:43:49 PM
Thought it was a boring PPV. Was expecting a surprise or something. Not much really happened. Unfortunately Stepped out during the Zayn - Owens match.

Enzo is freaking gold on the mic. He had the crowd in the palm of his hand. The guy could be the next Rock or Austin. Forget being the new Roadogg, he really has all the tools to be something special. Didn't like how JBL talked about Big Cas being better and when they split up, he's got a huge future. What a dingus.

Enzo is great on the mic but being the next Rock and Austin takes a lot more than that.

For starters he's turd in the ring, there's a reason all he does is take the hits constantly and hardly get any offence in. Plus he's small, please tell me a small guy who wasn't at least great in the ring and had success because to my memory he doesn't exist.

Everyone wants to s*** on Cass but Enzo needs Cass just as much as Cass needs Enzo but for different reasons. Because of that they should be kept together for a long, long time and have multiple tag team title runs.

Neither of them are close to being ready for a singles push yet for different reasons and would likely end up getting the buried treatment.
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Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 03:19:08 AM
Damn. That might be the best women's match I've ever seen.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 03:31:57 AM
Looks like they've worked hard to really change the broadcast.

New set, announcers away from ringside again, cuts in between matches to the announcers standing facing the camera, Saxton coming down to interview wrestlers in the ring and the return of squash matches.
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Post by: Paully on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 04:05:25 AM
Holy s***!
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 04:06:13 AM
I agree. WWE Universal Championship just sounds plain stupid.
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Post by: Decky on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 06:31:26 AM
Delighted for Sasha Banks.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 06:39:16 AM
Delighted for Sasha Banks.

Same, but why not wait till Summerslam where a moment like that should be preserved for?

They have absolutely zero patience anymore, also Reigns losing again :lol:

Ironically Reigns failing the drug test is probably the best thing that ever happened.

Damn. That might be the best women's match I've ever seen.

Haven't seen it yet in full outside of clips on YouTube, but I do have a hard time believing it's better than either Sasha vs Bayley matches in NXT but I hope it is.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 12:00:14 PM
Delighted for Sasha Banks.

Same, but why not wait till Summerslam where a moment like that should be preserved for?

They have absolutely zero patience anymore, also Reigns losing again :lol:

Ironically Reigns failing the drug test is probably the best thing that ever happened.

Damn. That might be the best women's match I've ever seen.

Haven't seen it yet in full outside of clips on YouTube, but I do have a hard time believing it's better than either Sasha vs Bayley matches in NXT but I hope it is.

It isn't as good as the Sasha v Bayley, but for anyone who doesn't watch NXT it's a big stepup.

Balor did brilliantly, just got to hope he can do it in front of the mic which is always his weakness.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 12:01:51 PM
Also, in terms of why do it on Raw. I'm hoping it's a sign of the new era that we'll finally start to see real title changes on Raw and not just meaningless matches constantly while waiting for a ppv.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 12:27:52 PM
Also, in terms of why do it on Raw. I'm hoping it's a sign of the new era that we'll finally start to see real title changes on Raw and not just meaningless matches constantly while waiting for a ppv.

I agree but in this instance i think they should have kept it till Summerslam, in general though i do agree what you are saying. Glad to hear it was a step above the norm though. :thup:
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 01:47:04 PM
Also, in terms of why do it on Raw. I'm hoping it's a sign of the new era that we'll finally start to see real title changes on Raw and not just meaningless matches constantly while waiting for a ppv.

I agree but in this instance i think they should have kept it till Summerslam, in general though i do agree what you are saying. Glad to hear it was a step above the norm though. :thup:

Unlikely to be honest. To see title changes you have to pay £9.99 for the WWE Network. That's been their business model for years with the odd TV title change on huge shows or when they are desperate to get a rating.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 03:29:39 PM
Also, in terms of why do it on Raw. I'm hoping it's a sign of the new era that we'll finally start to see real title changes on Raw and not just meaningless matches constantly while waiting for a ppv.

I agree but in this instance i think they should have kept it till Summerslam, in general though i do agree what you are saying. Glad to hear it was a step above the norm though. :thup:

Unlikely to be honest. To see title changes you have to pay £9.99 for the WWE Network. That's been their business model for years with the odd TV title change on huge shows or when they are desperate to get a rating.
Yeah but isn't that why they're making these changes? They've been getting put under massive pressure by the TV networks due to falling ratings, so they've been forced to really reevaluate things for once.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 04:14:56 PM
Watched it now, was a legitimately good show tbh.

Agree on the praise of the Womans title match, excluding NXT it's the best singles Womans match i have seen in god knows how long. Both Fatal Four Ways were class, thought Rusev looked really impressive as far performance goes in the first one.

Reigns and Balor was great too, although i have the same issue with Balor that i had with him in NXT. He's Cena-lite in the sense he sets up his finish in the exact same way every time. Would like him to be a bit more creative in building up towards his finish, but in fairness to him that might be a creative problem.

Hopefully Smackdown is a good show tonight too as it arguably has the most to prove to the audience with it going live and all.

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Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 04:49:05 PM
I really liked the show. I can barely remember any wacky segments. There was tons of wrestling.

Loving the new set and red ropes. It looks so much better than the white ropes.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 05:14:04 PM
Not seen it yet but the name universal championship is stupid. Just bring back the big gold belt always loved that one
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 05:24:38 PM
Not seen it yet but the name universal championship is stupid. Just bring back the big gold belt always loved that one

Sounds like a theme park award :lol:
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 05:37:50 PM
I don't mind stupid over the top names like "Universal Champion". Part of the fun of pro wrestling is the over-the-top pageantry and ridiculousness.

Also, notice Michael Cole using Pro Wresting instead of Sports Entertainment, and actually using the names of other wrestling promotions when talking about Finn Balors past? Corey Graves also did well on his first night.

My favourite thing was the jobber in the Braun Strowman match though.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 10:59:38 PM
really liked that episode of raw, both fatal four ways were good (though the first one was better) nicely introduced both Balor and Nia Jax (and I like the idea of getting local talent to get squashed). Great title match and the new logo doesn't look as horrible on screen as it did on twitter. So from all this I assume HHH has had vince tied up in a closet somewhere and is now in control hence the changes?
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 11:03:00 PM
Not seen it yet but the name universal championship is stupid. Just bring back the big gold belt always loved that one

Sounds like a theme park award :lol:
I'll be disappointed if smackdown doesn't follow up with the wwe multiversal championship
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 11:37:18 PM
:thup: JOBBERS
:thup: Sasha
:thup: Finn
:thup: General format changes
:thup: reigns getting beaten clean

:thdn: UNIFUCKINVERSAL!?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 26 July 2016, 11:39:18 PM
Not seen it yet but the name universal championship is stupid. Just bring back the big gold belt always loved that one

Sounds like a theme park award :lol:
I'll be disappointed if smackdown doesn't follow up with the wwe multiversal championship

No reason for them to change anything they have the WWE title, maybe they'll add some tag team and women belts with wacky names though. :lol:
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:09:09 AM
Corbin getting an automatic spot over Orton. :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:10:11 AM
Well Orton is already booked to wrestle Lesnar so it wouldn't have made any sense for him to be in the match.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:10:25 AM
Some serious talent on that Smackdown roster too. The brand split could prove to be a super idea.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:10:36 AM
Well Orton is already booked to wrestle Lesnar so it wouldn't have made any sense for him to be in the match.

Oh right. :lol:
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:13:17 AM
Sky using the old logos and music ffs.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:14:45 AM
I'm expecting Wyatt to win it simply because they really need to get him over strongly again.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:15:21 AM
So much for a fresh start for the Ascension. They've both just jobbed to Kane...

JBL having  a nightmare already as he thinks Kane is about to eliminate Sin Cara who happens to be on Raw.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:17:04 AM
Corbin got picked over Del Rio?
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:17:27 AM
Some serious talent on that Smackdown roster too. The brand split could prove to be a super idea.

:lol: Meanwhile Kane is in the f***ing match.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:18:10 AM
Corbin got picked over Del Rio?

When they drafted him they gave the dreaded line about him being a future WWE champion. That basically means he's going to get a Roman Reigns like push because Vince likes the fact he's big.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:20:16 AM
Some serious talent on that Smackdown roster too. The brand split could prove to be a super idea.

:lol: Meanwhile Kane is in the f***ing match.

In fairness The Big Show is on Raw.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:21:00 AM
This is a pretty poor start for Smackdown in my opinion. Battle Royals are fairly dull when they aren't slow and podding like this one. Add to it that very few of the guys in it are currently over and the end result is likely to be a muted applause for the winner.
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:21:45 AM
Some serious talent on that Smackdown roster too. The brand split could prove to be a super idea.

:lol: Meanwhile Kane is in the f***ing match.

In fairness The Big Show is on Raw.

:lol: Legit have no clue who half these f***ers are.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:22:42 AM
Either Apollo or Kalisto has to win this from here.
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:22:49 AM
:lol: Alright, so it's either Kane or Ryder, right?
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:23:09 AM
Kane still bossing battle royals after about 18 years. :lol:
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:23:09 AM
Either Apollo or Kalisto has to win this from here.

I'd be shocked, tbh.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:23:35 AM
Either Apollo or Kalisto has to win this from here.

I'd be shocked, tbh.

Apollo needs a real push to be honest.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:24:00 AM
What way does the Royal Rumble work too? Guessing they'll set up a brand vs brand match for the title at Mania giving the opposite brand the chance to move the title over?
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:24:28 AM
Previously it worked that the winner got to choose which belt they went for.
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:24:42 AM
Either Apollo or Kalisto has to win this from here.

I'd be shocked, tbh.

Apollo needs a real push to be honest.

:yao:
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:25:06 AM
One for Botchmania there.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:25:37 AM
Has to be Apollo now.
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:25:51 AM
!!!
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:26:07 AM
Well down Apollo.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:26:55 AM
I wouldn't get too excited like. It might get him a feud with Baron Corbin later on when Wyatt wins the six man match.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:27:11 AM
Id love to see how many times Kane was last 2 in these matches.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:28:03 AM
Renee Young, Carmella, Eva Marie, Alexa Bliss and Becky Lynch on Smackdown. :pedro:
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:28:05 AM
I wouldn't get too excited like. It might get him a feud with Baron Corbin later on when Wyatt wins the six man match.

:lol: Ah, I see the roster for the ME. Hm.

f***'s sake the state of that redhead. Lord.
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:28:51 AM
:lol: Holy f***, Benjamin is back?!
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:29:17 AM
Renee Young, Carmella, Eva Marie, Alexa Bliss and Becky Lynch on Smackdown. :pedro:

I thought Renee might end up on Smackdown given that's where Ambrose is. A better sight than Byron Saxton.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:30:10 AM
I wouldn't get too excited like. It might get him a feud with Baron Corbin later on when Wyatt wins the six man match.

:lol: Ah, I see the roster for the ME. Hm.

f***'s sake the state of that redhead. Lord.

You better not be talking about Becky Lynch Mike or there will be trouble.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:30:24 AM
:lol: Holy f***, Benjamin is back?!

The gold standard? Decent guy to have around actually.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:30:57 AM
Either they want to blow off the AJ/Cena feud already and one of them will get it or Wyatt will get it, far too early for the rest.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:31:27 AM
:lol: Holy f***, Benjamin is back?!

The gold standard? Decent guy to have around actually.

Yeah they just did a vignette that he's coming back soon.
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:31:31 AM
I wouldn't get too excited like. It might get him a feud with Baron Corbin later on when Wyatt wins the six man match.

:lol: Ah, I see the roster for the ME. Hm.

f***'s sake the state of that redhead. Lord.

You better not be talking about Becky Lynch Mike or there will be trouble.

:lol: I wasn't saying anything negative, man. She's outrageous.
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:31:55 AM
:lol: Holy f***, Benjamin is back?!

The gold standard? Decent guy to have around actually.

Yeah they just did a vignette that he's coming back soon.

All we need now is Lashley. :megusta:
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:32:18 AM
I wouldn't get too excited like. It might get him a feud with Baron Corbin later on when Wyatt wins the six man match.

:lol: Ah, I see the roster for the ME. Hm.

f***'s sake the state of that redhead. Lord.

You better not be talking about Becky Lynch Mike or there will be trouble.

:lol: I wasn't saying anything negative, man. She's outrageous.

Sorry, "state of that" in Ireland usually means a negative. :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:32:50 AM
Wyatt is winning the main event.

Cena getting the pinfall on Styles at Battleground was them setting up a rematch for Summerslam.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:33:03 AM
:lol: Holy f***, Benjamin is back?!

The gold standard? Decent guy to have around actually.

Yeah they just did a vignette that he's coming back soon.

All we need now is Lashley. :megusta:

Poor bloke is TNA's world champion :lol:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:33:31 AM
Wyatt is winning the main event.

Cena getting the pinfall on Styles at Battleground was them setting up a rematch for Summerslam.

Yeah i suspect that's the case also.
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:33:35 AM
I wouldn't get too excited like. It might get him a feud with Baron Corbin later on when Wyatt wins the six man match.

:lol: Ah, I see the roster for the ME. Hm.

f***'s sake the state of that redhead. Lord.

You better not be talking about Becky Lynch Mike or there will be trouble.

:lol: I wasn't saying anything negative, man. She's outrageous.

Sorry, "state of that" in Ireland usually means a negative. :lol:

Sasha and Becky, man. This Divas generation is murder.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:33:39 AM
Hope the split gives Ziggler a massive push. Big fan of him.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:34:16 AM
:lol: Holy f***, Benjamin is back?!

The gold standard? Decent guy to have around actually.

Yeah they just did a vignette that he's coming back soon.

All we need now is Lashley. :megusta:

Poor bloke is TNA's world champion :lol:

I wouldn't be surprised if we see Kurt Angle at some point in the near future though. They've downplayed it a bit but I can see it happening.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:34:28 AM
I wouldn't get too excited like. It might get him a feud with Baron Corbin later on when Wyatt wins the six man match.

:lol: Ah, I see the roster for the ME. Hm.

f***'s sake the state of that redhead. Lord.

You better not be talking about Becky Lynch Mike or there will be trouble.

:lol: I wasn't saying anything negative, man. She's outrageous.

Sorry, "state of that" in Ireland usually means a negative. :lol:

Sasha and Becky, man. This Divas generation is murder.

Been obsessed with Sasha for ages now. If she was on Smackdown I'd just pick this side over Raw. :lol:
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:34:39 AM
:lol: Holy f***, Benjamin is back?!

The gold standard? Decent guy to have around actually.

Yeah they just did a vignette that he's coming back soon.

All we need now is Lashley. :megusta:

Poor bloke is TNA's world champion :lol:

:lol: Is he champ now? I'll have to start watching again.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:35:31 AM
:lol: Holy f***, Benjamin is back?!

The gold standard? Decent guy to have around actually.

Yeah they just did a vignette that he's coming back soon.

All we need now is Lashley. :megusta:

Poor bloke is TNA's world champion :lol:

:lol: Is he champ now? I'll have to start watching again.

He won the X-Division title the other week as well I think. Basically he's the only one left on the show with any credibility after the Hardys destroyed theirs.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:35:56 AM
They gonna announce a new woman's title?
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:36:33 AM
They gonna announce a new woman's title?

Probably not.
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:37:01 AM
:lol: Holy f***, Benjamin is back?!

The gold standard? Decent guy to have around actually.

Yeah they just did a vignette that he's coming back soon.

All we need now is Lashley. :megusta:

Poor bloke is TNA's world champion :lol:

:lol: Is he champ now? I'll have to start watching again.

He won the X-Division title the other week as well I think. Basically he's the only one left on the show with any credibility after the Hardys destroyed theirs.

:lol: No idea what channel TNA is on now, tbh. Happy for Lashley.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:38:12 AM
They gonna announce a new woman's title?

Probably not.

Whats the overall aim for women on Smackdown then? :lol:
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:39:43 AM
f***ing hate these constant ad breaks man. Feel like im back in America.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:40:10 AM
They gonna announce a new woman's title?

Probably not.

Whats the overall aim for women on Smackdown then? :lol:

There isn't one. There aren't tag belts yet either. I would guess they might wait until Backlash in September before they introduce them though.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:44:07 AM
Not sure Natalya gets the best out of Becky.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:45:38 AM
Not sure Natalya gets the best out of Becky.

I was just about to say Becky is capable of a lot more than we are seeing here. Natalya looks slow and sluggish around the ring. That release German suplex looked horrible too.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:45:59 AM
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Vk5n8F5O0tU/maxresdefault.jpg)

Won !
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:46:32 AM
Not sure Natalya gets the best out of Becky.

Don't think she gets the best out of anyone tbh :lol: Don't enjoy watching her matches at all tbh.
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:47:12 AM
...Blisstation?
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:47:32 AM
Alexa Bliss :lol: :megusta:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:47:54 AM
Alexa is great tbh
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:47:58 AM
Cant wait to hear Eva's pop. :lol:
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:48:08 AM
:lol: Being drafted to Smackdown seems like it would be f***ing class.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:48:31 AM
Carmella is serious. :pedro: :pedro: :pedro:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:48:35 AM
The Boos :lol:
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:50:26 AM
Wait, they all walk out and it just ends? :lol: It must be so awkward when youre at these shows and they just walk back to the backstage.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:53:20 AM
Not inspired by any of them to be honest.The women's division should have just gone to Raw.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:54:04 AM
That has to be one of the worst segments in years? Get them all to walk out to the aisle and cut to a break and its over. What a joke. :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:55:10 AM
That has to be one of the worst segments in years? Get them all to walk out to the aisle and cut to a break and its over. What a joke. :lol:

Most of them aren't capable of much more to be honest. Isn't Naomi the one with the finisher where she jumps up and hits her opponent with her arse? Awful.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 01:55:50 AM
Wait, Miz wasnt drafted to TNA?
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:07:55 AM
That has to be one of the worst segments in years? Get them all to walk out to the aisle and cut to a break and its over. What a joke. :lol:

Most of them aren't capable of much more to be honest. Isn't Naomi the one with the finisher where she jumps up and hits her opponent with her arse? Awful.

:lol: Whoa now, Naomi is an outstanding performer.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:08:14 AM
Did we all stop watching? :lol:
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Post by: Mike on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:08:35 AM
Did we all stop watching? :lol:

:lol: Yes.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:09:28 AM
When the Crusierweight division starts on Raw they need to trade Kalisto over for Cesaro. Instantly put both guys on the right show for them.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:12:58 AM
What makes this show so much better than Raw is I can't hear Michael Cole's voice anywhere.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:17:47 AM
When the Crusierweight division starts on Raw they need to trade Kalisto over for Cesaro. Instantly put both guys on the right show for them.

Completely agree, got a feeling that division won't start for a long time though.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:20:38 AM
When the Crusierweight division starts on Raw they need to trade Kalisto over for Cesaro. Instantly put both guys on the right show for them.

Completely agree, got a feeling that division won't start for a long time though.

They did a 'coming soon' thing for it on Raw last night. I'm assuming they are just going to wait until the conclusion of the CWC in a couple of months then launch from there. It's enough time to do an angle on Raw where Cesaro constantly talks about how he wishes he was drafted to Smackdown while Kalisto feels he'd be missing out on the crusierweight division being stuck on SD.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:47:40 AM
2 ad breaks in this match already. f*** watching this s**** live like.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:50:04 AM
2 ad breaks in this match already. f*** watching this s**** live like.

Not just that. Another promo for Lesnar as well.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:51:26 AM
This one show has made me hate Goldberg and the new WWE game as well.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:53:00 AM
This one show has made me hate Goldberg and the new WWE game as well.

Have you decided to buy into 'six-pad' yet? I think I've seen that advert a dozen times tonight.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:54:05 AM
:lol: How has Ronaldo sold his image to that s*** like?
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:54:39 AM
Dolph?!
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:55:10 AM
f***ing YES!
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:56:08 AM
Ziggler heel turn then.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:56:13 AM
WAT.
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 02:56:41 AM
Delighted. Just hope he wins it.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 03:00:25 AM
Didn't quite understand what they were trying to do with the ending. Why bring Bryan and Shane out so everyone can just stand there?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 03:00:46 AM
Delighted. Just hope he wins it.

:yao: Can't see it tbh.

Would be just like WWE for Ambrose to beat Rollins twice, retain in a triple threat against him and Reigns and then drop the belt to Ziggler though.
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Post by: Slim on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 11:11:57 PM
Just back from WCWP.

Ospray vs Ligero vs Dar was unreal
Sandow Vs Doug Williams ( One worst botches I have seen and hope he is ok)

Oh and they announced a wrestler for the Oct show..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Cww11KFWs
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Post by: Foluwashola on Wednesday 27 July 2016, 11:19:52 PM
Just back from WCWP.

Ospray vs Ligero vs Dar was unreal
Sandow Vs Doug Williams ( One worst botches I have seen and hope he is ok)

Oh and they announced a wrestler for the Oct show..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Cww11KFWs

That triple threat was one of the best wrestling matches I've ever seen, no lies.

Grado was a laugh anarl.
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Post by: Decky on Thursday 28 July 2016, 05:03:59 AM
Swerved is a good laugh on the Network. Season 1 was better though because the wrestlers got pranked but season 2 is still good.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 28 July 2016, 07:44:24 AM
Just back from WCWP.

Ospray vs Ligero vs Dar was unreal
Sandow Vs Doug Williams ( One worst botches I have seen and hope he is ok)

Oh and they announced a wrestler for the Oct show..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Cww11KFWs

That triple threat was one of the best wrestling matches I've ever seen, no lies.

Grado was a laugh anarl.
That triple threat was unreal. What was the old fella doing performing a splash onto his neck though? It looked awful and he didn't look good afterwards :(
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Post by: Slim on Thursday 28 July 2016, 01:50:35 PM
Got a spare ticket or two for a ten each if someone would like to save some cash.
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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 28 July 2016, 06:28:14 PM
I'll assume Ospreay has gotten a lot better then? Great athlete and potential to be a great wrestler but doesn't understand psychology or the idea of simulating a physical battle yet.

I saw his match against Ricochet earlier in the year that everyone was raving about and didn't think it was that great. Far too many pointless flips for the sake of doing flips. I'm also really not a fan of spots (and recent WWE matches have annoyed me by doing this as well) where a wrestler hits a big move, then the other guy completely no sells it until after he's gotten up and hit a move of his own. In this case it was a massive death valley driver on the apron to Ospreay that should have ended him, followed up by Ospreay doing a reverse hurricanrana instantly. Then two minutes later they are back to doing flips again. Great if you are at a gymnastics show or something but it's not wrestling.
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Post by: Slim on Thursday 28 July 2016, 09:13:28 PM
That guy who landed on his head was back tonight so fair play .But turned angle around amazingly and won by faking an injury.

Very lucky to have this promotion in the UK. If you like wrestling and are from here you really should be going.
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Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 28 July 2016, 09:21:17 PM
Is this the What Culture thing? Did they really go from a Pro Wrestling news site to a Wrestling promotion? That is pretty freaking cool if so.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 28 July 2016, 09:31:46 PM
Yeah it's What Culture. It's really good, I wish I could see that triple threat from last night again, it was as good as anything I've seen.
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Post by: Slim on Thursday 28 July 2016, 11:25:41 PM
Martin Kirby vs  Ospray was f***ing ace tonight also.  Kirby really stepped up his performance.   Wont spoil the finish but hard to hate him with this theme music

https://youtu.be/JhD3_l7sac4
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Monday 1 August 2016, 08:22:39 AM
How long after the night do we get the shows on Youtube? Really want to see that triple threat again, see if it was the drink that made me think it was as good as it was.
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Post by: Slim on Monday 1 August 2016, 01:53:56 PM
(https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13912672_10155256584710620_6346146285812015275_n.jpg?oh=13d4e3a47cd17fa7fd23cd3a152679d0&oe=5825FFFB)
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Post by: Paully on Tuesday 2 August 2016, 11:16:21 AM
Another solid Raw! Enzo is magnificent on the mic.! Cracking build-ups for a few feuds too! The beast on his arse!
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 2 August 2016, 11:24:28 AM
Another solid Raw! Enzo is magnificent on the mic.! Cracking build-ups for a few feuds too! The beast on his arse!

I haven't watched it all yet, but i just watched the opening segment. I really enjoyed it even if it's random as f*** :lol: All 4 of them had funny moments.

Owens is amazing on commentary lol.
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Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 2 August 2016, 05:07:33 PM
Thought Raw was boring.

Enzo is amazing and the opening segment was great but was bored after that. BTW i really don't like Sasha Banks. The fans were chanting and she didn't seem to give a f***. I never believed that Eddie Guerrero thing she always talks about. She just comes off as an entitled bitch.

Rollins was good on the mic, too and I felt that was his weak point. I don't get Finn Balor. He's bland. Ok, he can do "cool moves" but so can everyone else nowadays. He's gotta come up with a character.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 2 August 2016, 05:16:29 PM
Thought Raw was boring.

Enzo is amazing and the opening segment was great but was bored after that. BTW i really don't like Sasha Banks. The fans were chanting and she didn't seem to give a f***. I never believed that Eddie Guerrero thing she always talks about. She just comes off as an entitled bitch.

Believe me it's not :lol:

He's her hero, she always talks about how she went to the show wanting to see him ( day he died) when she was 10 years old with her Eddie sign and some random bloke told her he'd died.

She wouldn't replicate so much of his stuff, wear his tights and so many other things if it was just a made up forced thing.

Anyway this is from Mick Foley http://www.foxsports.com/wwe/story/wwe-mick-foley-sasha-banks-facebook-tribute-080116  Doesn't sound entitled to me.
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Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 2 August 2016, 06:19:17 PM
She went to a Raw show with an Eddie sign when he was on Smackdown? That Show was in Minnesota and she's from Boston. When she talks about it, she stutters and stammers. It's a bunch of s***.
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Post by: Interpolic on Tuesday 2 August 2016, 07:35:33 PM
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Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 2 August 2016, 07:41:12 PM
 :lol:

I know it sounds crazy. It's just that I heard her on Jericho's show, and I could sense the lies in her voice.
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Post by: Lenny on Tuesday 2 August 2016, 08:20:54 PM
I like Balor, seems a talented fresh face, at least on the main WWE roster. I also might be slightly blinded by the fact that I think he looks a bit like HBA.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 2 August 2016, 08:26:32 PM
:lol:

I know it sounds crazy. It's just that I heard her on Jericho's show, and I could sense the lies in her voice.

Why would she lie about someone who is dead?  Doubt she'll want to p*ss off the Guerrero family if she lied about it.

She quite obviously liked him as did most people who watched wrestling of the same age. Dunno why you think it's a hoax tbh but of a weird thing to even think about.

She could say anyone else when talking about who inspired her to become a professional wrestler but nah she picked a guy who is no longer alive.

Don't be so ridiculous. Not liking her is one thing, but accusing of her bullshiting when it comes to her liking of someone who is dead is a tad silly.
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Post by: Incognito on Thursday 4 August 2016, 11:48:40 PM
Just catching Smackdown, Daniel Bryan called Apollo Crews, Apollo  Creed while advertising the triple threat match.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Friday 5 August 2016, 09:03:03 AM
Just catching Smackdown, Daniel Bryan called Apollo Crews, Apollo  Creed while advertising the triple threat match.

:lol: He said what we're all thinking. Can't believe it doesn't happen more often.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 5 August 2016, 11:27:51 AM
:lol:

I watched the post show, Bryan said the reason it happened was because he was watching Creed before the show  :lol:

Enjoyed Smackdown this week mind, amazing what happens when you don't use your whole f***ing roster on two matches.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Friday 5 August 2016, 01:24:09 PM
(https://fbcdn-photos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-0/p350x350/13882405_1410453825635455_8476404943863040343_n.jpg?oh=51853ddcd2d1994283450ab4586529c2&oe=58132331&__gda__=1482140058_3cefc78adc3b19351b430b51b3a4ef01)
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Post by: Decky on Monday 8 August 2016, 05:16:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MLjtlYf.jpg)

:sweetjesus:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 8 August 2016, 06:54:49 PM
Her and Becky :megusta:
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Tuesday 9 August 2016, 09:11:10 AM
The WCPW show from last month has gone up. That botch during the match with Sandow...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLpm_FDH7iw&feature=youtu.be&t=16m3s

Also, THAT triple threat...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydt8wFyQQps
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 9 August 2016, 06:12:03 PM
The WCPW show from last month has gone up. That botch during the match with Sandow...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLpm_FDH7iw&feature=youtu.be&t=16m3s

Also, THAT triple threat...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydt8wFyQQps

Dar should have won at around 15:00. It's a triple threat match with no elimination therefore you cannot be disqualified. Why the referee is starting a five count I've absolutely no idea. I wish they would pay attention to these minor details though as they mean a lot in the context of the story when they come up and produce nonsense moments like that.

This sort of thing is generally why I don't like triple threat matches.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 10 August 2016, 01:07:42 AM
Horrible Raw this week. Hugely overexposed the fact that three hours is way too long. Not only was it full of terrible short matches, they then decided to overrun by about fifteen minutes for no good reason. Needs to be trimmed to two hours again.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 10 August 2016, 01:19:19 AM
Yep it was really bad, although i don't think 3 hours is to blame for this one. I just think it was a bad show in general, there was only 3 or 4 segments spanning a total of 30 mins max that i actually enjoyed. It definitely needs to go back to two hours mind.
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Post by: Astroblack on Wednesday 10 August 2016, 01:59:41 AM
Thanks for that vid above. Osprey's gotta have three lungs. He is f***ing non stop.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 10 August 2016, 03:13:37 AM
Yep it was really bad, although i don't think 3 hours is to blame for this one. I just think it was a bad show in general, there was only 3 or 4 segments spanning a total of 30 mins max that i actually enjoyed. It definitely needs to go back to two hours mind.

It's all symptomatic for me. Even on good weeks where they have two or three longer matches I still feel watching Raw is a chore. When you have shows like the last couple of weeks with long promos that don't advance storylines then it becomes completely unwatchable.

I still think they have a lot of 'balance' issues between the two shows. Some of the draft decisions have been very poor in my opinion and I feel like despite the graphics & arena design changes that there is very little to split the shows apart from one is the red show and the other the blue show. Splitting the tag teams, the women, the cruiserweights and possibly adding a 'technical' or even 'extreme' division would have given both shows added identity.

I also feel that the draft fallout has been way too minimal. It's arguably the biggest storyline they have had in years but other than Heath Slater's angle it seems to be finished. I was hopeful there would be a few storylines of both brands being disappointed that they missed out on certain 'key' superstars and looking to make trades etc. There was a lot of potential for simple angles such as a wrestler being unhappy about the show they are on or something like Bray Wyatt going on a rampage every week until Bryan signs Strowman etc.
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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 11 August 2016, 05:30:03 PM
The CWC is probably the best thing the WWE has come up with since the current NXT concept. Not only is it interesting from the point of view of the fans because it means good wrestling matches condensed into a short show, it allows them to have a look at a lot of guys they might not otherwise consider without having to put them on any sort of contract. Some great second round action last night and it's very hard not to think a lot of these guys are going to find their way into NXT or onto Raw in the next six months.

I'd expect almost everyone who gets to the last eight to be offered some sort of deal along with Cedric Alexander and Tajiri/Kendrick who no doubt will play limited roles going forward.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 11 August 2016, 05:45:43 PM
Cedric Alexander should definitely be signed, he's looked amazing so far. As always though i worry about how WWE will use their talent.
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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 11 August 2016, 05:53:25 PM
I think it's a done deal with Alexander already. I'd imagine most of the guys they want will be signed up quietly with deals being announced after the tournament.

Wouldn't surprise me if they declare the winner the new Cruiserweight champion as well. It would be a good starting point and would probably tie in with the idea that the guys going later into the tournament are likely to be the guys you see on Raw.
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Post by: KDT on Thursday 11 August 2016, 06:00:12 PM
I think we all know who the winner is going to be and they've already signed him.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 11 August 2016, 06:08:50 PM
I thought Ibushi was going to win it tbh, but i don't think he's going to be signed so maybe not.
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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 11 August 2016, 06:09:36 PM
While it would make sense for Ibushi to win given his obvious star power coming in from NJPW, it would equally be wise to use that to put someone else over. If someone were to beat him in the final it would instantly make a second top cruiserweight star. Just a thought.

Interestingly WWE has just applied for the King of the Ring trademark again. Instead of wasting the concept on a pointless main roster angle they should go for a CWC style invitational tournament where they invite a stack of guys they want to take a look over. Would be a much better way to boost the size and quality of the Raw and SD rosters than padding them with guys like Rhyno who are done.
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Post by: KDT on Thursday 11 August 2016, 06:23:22 PM
I thought Ibushi was going to win it tbh, but i don't think he's going to be signed so maybe not.

He's signed hasn't he? He was on NXT last week.
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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 11 August 2016, 06:29:23 PM
Supposedly Ibushi and Gran Metalik have already got deals.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 11 August 2016, 06:44:47 PM
I thought Ibushi was going to win it tbh, but i don't think he's going to be signed so maybe not.

He's signed hasn't he? He was on NXT last week.

Read the other day that he doesn't like the schedule :lol: so he might have signed for lesser dates I dunno.

I agree with O'Neill about using the tournament to make a star mind.
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Post by: Slim on Friday 12 August 2016, 05:43:06 PM
WCPW signed Jim Ross and Jim Cornette for commentary.  IS THIS REAL LIFE!?
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Post by: Astroblack on Friday 12 August 2016, 05:44:42 PM
f***ing hell. That's incredible.
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Post by: Slim on Friday 12 August 2016, 05:54:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7LTwrMnxNA
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Post by: Slim on Friday 12 August 2016, 06:11:26 PM
I have to admit I have him a canny bit of abuse over Brexit.  Basically that botch is a metaphor for brexit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLpm_FDH7iw
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Post by: O'Neill on Friday 12 August 2016, 06:12:51 PM
WCPW signed Jim Ross and Jim Cornette for commentary.  IS THIS REAL LIFE!?

Two guys that have been pushed out of the industry since wrestling became sports entertainment. Both probably looking for work and neither will be overly expensive to bring in. They add great name value to any wrestling event so it's a win all round.
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Post by: jollof rice and pea on Friday 12 August 2016, 10:04:11 PM
Anything cornette does is a fantastic listen.
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Post by: Slim on Friday 12 August 2016, 10:58:14 PM
https://www.periscope.tv/w/1jMJgyeaEqbKL
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Post by: O'Neill on Friday 12 August 2016, 11:07:40 PM
Vader was brilliant in his prime when he was working in WCW pre-Hogan and Japan before that. But he's no business being in a ring now.
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Post by: Paully on Tuesday 16 August 2016, 09:58:59 AM
Heyman is amazing and Brock was also brutal on the mic. last night!
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 16 August 2016, 01:59:28 PM
Why in the f*** are they wasting Rusev and Reigns on RAW when they have a match at Summerslam in 5 days :lol:

I mean it was good to watch apart from the all too familiar ending but surely you save it? doubt it's going to feel the same now they have already done it.

Was a good RAW though IMO( as far as 3 hour Raw's go anyway), mainly because it splattered segments with people i enjoy and less of the people i don't really want to watch. Looking forward to Summerslam on Sunday as the card looks really good IMO, i won't watch it live though as it apparently is going to be Wrestlemania length and after Wrestlemania i promised myself i'll never watch a show longer than 3 hours ever live again. :lol:
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Post by: TBG on Wednesday 17 August 2016, 10:00:06 AM
Can we all agree that the Demon King character is stupid and the entrance is laughable. The intro makes it sound like Tazz is going to pop out.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 17 August 2016, 10:39:35 AM

Damn :lol:

I had no interest in this when it happened, but the promos over the last few weeks has done something i didn't think they were capable of..... be invested in this feud, even to the point i wouldn't mind Ziggler winning. :lol:
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Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 17 August 2016, 12:04:20 PM
Can we all agree that the Demon King character is stupid and the entrance is laughable. The intro makes it sound like Tazz is going to pop out.

Disagree
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Post by: TBG on Wednesday 17 August 2016, 12:19:35 PM
He looks like a Carnage cosplayer with streamers stuck to him.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 17 August 2016, 12:22:37 PM
Honestly the biggest issue i have with the Demon character is he doesn't act any different really. He should be a lot more aggressive, use more seemingly impactful moves only reserved for that character and even a different finisher maybe.

For example when Mick Foley went from Mankind to Cactus Jack there was a distinct difference in how each persona acted which made them unique, there's nothing about the Demon character which makes him unique outside of the appearance IMO.
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Post by: TBG on Wednesday 17 August 2016, 12:37:23 PM
Yep, and the body paint comes off during a match as well anyways. So you're just back to Finn doing his quick midget kicks with a bit paint smudged over him but now we're supposed to believe, OH MY GAWD IT'S THE DEMON KING. Also his finisher in general is :anguish:

He has to win the title at Summerslam now or all the mystique has gone. Guy might as well job to the Demon Kane on the next pay per view pre show if he loses.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 17 August 2016, 12:39:56 PM
He will move on to using his brain buster DDT suplex thing soon enough.
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Post by: Lenny on Wednesday 17 August 2016, 12:56:16 PM
I really like Balor although I've not seen much of him as I've not been watching NXT long.

I quite like his finisher, I mean, it's pretty simple but looks kinda brutal in a realistic way.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 17 August 2016, 01:08:20 PM
He will move on to using his brain buster DDT suplex thing soon enough.

Forgot about that, yeah that's fair enough.

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Post by: Astroblack on Wednesday 17 August 2016, 05:08:03 PM
Honestly the biggest issue i have with the Demon character is he doesn't act any different really. He should be a lot more aggressive, use more seemingly impactful moves only reserved for that character and even a different finisher maybe.

For example when Mick Foley went from Mankind to Cactus Jack there was a distinct difference in how each persona acted which made them unique, there's nothing about the Demon character which makes him unique outside of the appearance IMO.

There's a cool video somewhere out there of Shawn Michaels telling Mick Foley back in 1997 that exact thing.
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Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 17 August 2016, 11:21:27 PM
http://www.wwe.com/article/paige-suspended?sf33655246=1

Paige caught boshing quorn
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 17 August 2016, 11:22:40 PM
Ironically Alberto Del Rio(they are seeing each other) was suspended on the same day.

Because that's not a coincidence at all. :lol:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 18 August 2016, 08:58:46 PM
Eva Marie has been suspended as well now :lol: Not that anyone will miss her.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 18 August 2016, 09:08:16 PM
Vince will.

They're absolutely desperate for her to be the next Nikki Bella but she's utter s***. Her voice, her general athleticism, her acting, all f***ing awful. Before we even get to actual wrestling.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 18 August 2016, 09:09:26 PM
Aye true :lol:
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Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 18 August 2016, 09:22:30 PM
Wonder what drug she was taking.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 18 August 2016, 09:25:57 PM
She posts various supplements on social medias all the time, I'm sure one of them had something stupid in it. I can't imagine she was doing anything wild.
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Post by: TBG on Thursday 18 August 2016, 09:44:15 PM
She'll do anything not to wrestle. Good on her for sticking to her gimmick. Top worker in the company right now
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 18 August 2016, 09:44:40 PM
 :laugh:
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Post by: jdckelly on Thursday 18 August 2016, 11:09:29 PM
isn't she supposed to be in a summerslam tag match?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 18 August 2016, 11:14:50 PM
Yeah they mentioned that, basically it's going to be a handicap match or they get a partner :lol:

Bit of a farce really, although I'm going to be skipping that match anyway.
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Post by: O'Neill on Friday 19 August 2016, 01:42:58 AM
Bella has been cleared to return. Probably just part time or whatever but you can guarantee she's going to Smackdown since Cena is over there.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Friday 19 August 2016, 08:12:21 AM
Perhaps she can take Eva Marie's place at Summerslam?
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Friday 19 August 2016, 08:28:25 AM
Eva is dangerous in the ring, she should be nowhere near it at all times.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 19 August 2016, 11:12:49 AM
Perhaps she can take Eva Marie's place at Summerslam?

Would make sense.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Friday 19 August 2016, 03:00:07 PM
Eva Marie's husband has tweeted this:

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Yeah, that'll end well for Eva.
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Post by: Interpolic on Friday 19 August 2016, 03:12:56 PM
You're allowed to bosh quorn in any other sport tbf.
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Post by: KDT on Friday 19 August 2016, 04:31:44 PM
Her husband is an absolute bell end if Total Divas is anything to go off. Didn't she have substance abuse problems when she was younger?
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Saturday 20 August 2016, 12:05:17 AM
Paige would be a psychotic girlfriend, like. Used to quite like her but she's crazy.
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Post by: KDT on Sunday 21 August 2016, 09:43:41 AM
SummerSlam will do very very well to follow that TakeOver.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 21 August 2016, 11:01:50 AM
SummerSlam will do very very well to follow that TakeOver.

Which is what we say everytime :lol: It's true though it was great as always.

Loved all the title matches, although I don't think Summerslam will disappoint. There's enough high quality matchups there for it to be a good show imo.
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Post by: NUFCDoog on Sunday 21 August 2016, 11:41:56 AM
Whats the fascination with this Nakamura bloke?

Ive watched him several times on NXT and I just dont get it. He looks like an absolute idiot with his facial expressions and sounds like one the way he talks as well. I get that he can wrestle but his whole act is a joke to me.

Ive seen people say how he is so charismatic and is amazing etc, all I see is a weird bloke pulling funny faces and behaving like a muppet. In the crazy world that is wrestling, i just dont get why he is so popular
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 21 August 2016, 11:54:47 AM
I mean he's quite obviously charismatic as all hell, everything he does the crowd are absolutely in love with everywhere he goes.

If you don't like his act then there's really nothing to change that but it's quite obvious that if anyone that comes to enjoy his act you can tell he's got charisma oozing from him.

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Post by: NUFCDoog on Sunday 21 August 2016, 12:06:59 PM
I dont get it myself. I accept im in the minority but I just cant take him seriously.

Just rewatched his entrance from last night and I cant get over how much of an idiot he looks falling all over the place and  generally acting weird. God knows what aA non fan seeing him prance around would think

He must have something about him as everyone loves him, ive tried to get it but I just cant.
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Post by: Lenny on Sunday 21 August 2016, 12:30:02 PM
I think Nakamura is class. He's just something a little different from the way he acts to his style of wrestling. He's entrance music is great :lol:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 21 August 2016, 03:50:32 PM
I was rolling at this :lol:

(https://abload.de/img/samoaj1uz4s.gif)

Joe plays his character so well.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Sunday 21 August 2016, 05:11:47 PM
The tag match last night was awesome. Joe might be out for a bit. Looks like Nakamura might have legitimately smashed his jaw off.
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Post by: O'Neill on Sunday 21 August 2016, 11:10:39 PM
Will skip tonight and catch the highlights. With the exception of Balor vs Rollins & Ambrose vs Ziggler I'm afraid I've seen these matches before (Reigns/Rusev, Cena/Styles) or simply haven't been made to care enough about thm (Lesnar/Orton, Miz/Crews).

At some point the WWE needs to realise that they are pushing out too much content and that it's adversely effecting the quality of the shows they put on and the long term TV life of the wrestlers. 4-5 hour PPVs and now two PPVs a month is just way too much. Less really is more in this environment.
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Post by: Decky on Monday 22 August 2016, 04:44:18 AM
Looking at the results on Wiki here. Was Lesnar vs Orton really the main event?

Edit: Rusev vs Reigns 2nd last match?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 22 August 2016, 04:49:54 AM
Cena and Styles was f***ing fantastic :lol:

That's all I have watched so far though.

Looking at the results on Wiki here. Was Lesnar vs Orton really the main event?

Edit: Rusev vs Reigns 2nd last match?

Rusev and Reigns didn't even happen apparently :lol: Really weird booking decision.

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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 22 August 2016, 06:49:29 AM
Looking at the results on Wiki here. Was Lesnar vs Orton really the main event?

Edit: Rusev vs Reigns 2nd last match?

That was always going to headline as Vince seems to think that Lesnar is this unbelievable attraction that everyone is desperate to pay to see. I honestly hate watching Lesnar at the moment. Same boring gimmick he had a few years ago when he destroyed Cena etc. At this point he's not even wrestling either with his German suplexes and MMA style offense. I find it incredibly boring to watch as I've seen it all before.

What's worse is that they never seem to build up to him losing and putting someone massively over. All the squash matches do is serve Lesnar who is a part time performer that they are paying millions to and for some reason is so special that he's allowed to be on the juice whilst others get banned for it.

They should save money and get rid. They won't miss him.
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Post by: Decky on Monday 22 August 2016, 09:20:21 AM
I see Sasha lost the title to Charlotte too. :anguish:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 22 August 2016, 09:40:02 AM
Watched it now and this is how I feel about it tbh.

The first half is great, highlighted by AJ and Cena. But after that due to some baffling booking choices it nosedived outside of Balor and Rollins.

Even that had some taken away from it due to the fans shouting that the belt sucks constantly and basically hijacking the show which I hate.

The tag team match ended in dq, Rusev and Reigns didn't even happen for some odd reason and the main event ended in TKO because "lol he's an MMA star".

I still enjoyed it overall but it could have been so much better if it wasn't for these nonsensical booking decisions.
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Post by: xLiaaamx on Monday 22 August 2016, 09:48:56 AM
Xavier was on fire before the DQ as well
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 22 August 2016, 09:51:04 AM
Aye I have always liked him in the ring tbh, wish they would give him more time than they do.
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 22 August 2016, 10:06:34 AM
don't like the new universal title.
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Post by: Decky on Monday 22 August 2016, 10:09:36 AM
Whats the story with the Universal title? The champion is still 2nd to the WWE Champion arent they? :lol:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 22 August 2016, 10:33:48 AM
Whats the story with the Universal title? The champion is still 2nd to the WWE Champion arent they? :lol:

Depends how they position it I suppose but in their mind their needs to be a champion on each show.

I think so too in all fairness, but it all depends how their position each champion. Not sure having neither of them as the main event was a great start mind.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 22 August 2016, 10:35:21 AM
Speaking of champions though

(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r521/landycakes42/LOL.gif)

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by: Lenny on Monday 22 August 2016, 10:37:11 AM
:lol:
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Post by: Decky on Monday 22 August 2016, 10:50:01 AM
f*** sake. :lol: I'd really struggle to watch that s*** after a great UFC event the night before.
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Post by: Froggy on Monday 22 August 2016, 11:12:29 AM
Did Brock kill Orton for reals?
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Post by: Ste on Monday 22 August 2016, 11:26:16 AM
Randy wasn't selling a lot of moves, think there was some intent to hit him with the elbow.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 22 August 2016, 12:07:35 PM
Did Brock kill Orton for reals?

Apparently yeah.

Quote
"Obviously the idea was to get hardway blood. The elbow was designed to cut him open, and I don't know how badly [Orton] was hurt. Obviously he was selling and they were trying to work the idea that he was knocked out and they had to stop the match, and from what I can gather due to no one talking about anything going awry, that was probably close to what was supposed to happen, if not exactly what was supposed to happen... there was no doubt that [Lesnar] was looking to open him up."

From Dave Meltzer, seems unnecessary to me though if you want blood why not just do it the old fashion way. :lol:

Just really risky and the cut on Orton's forehead was far deeper than anything I have seen when they blade.
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Post by: toontownman on Monday 22 August 2016, 06:36:24 PM
Looked incredibly dangerous. Would be surprised if he isn't concussed. If that was the planned finish. Which seems likely I wonder how Daniel Bryan and other wrestlers with careers cut short by concussions feel about wwe risking Randy's longterm health with this finish.

All that said for all the hyperbole and Internet wrestling fans crying about this being the worst finish ever and a horrible ppv I'd say this.  How much hype have they got from the ending? How many people actively want to watch raw/Smackdown for the fallout rather than avoiding it or both being arsed? It was over a 4 hour card (not counting the 2 hour pre-show) there was great wrestling and finishes throughout the card previous to the final two matches. I can understand people wanting more out of the final match (which felt too short, naturally due to the finish) but People complain about seeing the same thing and wanting change but if it happens suddenly they are upset they didn't get their fairy tale happy ending they complain about normally. I thought it was effective in shock value and numbing and I am okay with that as the doesn't happen every week.

It's another masterstroke in boosting ratings for raw and Smackdown with holding off a potential goldberg return if it happens and also buy fans into a return match between lesnar/orton. It's a little cheap and unpopular but effective.
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Post by: TBG on Monday 22 August 2016, 06:45:07 PM
https://youtu.be/Ad6GqK5_4yU

* Clap clap clap* THIS IS AWESOME *clap clap clap* THIS IS AWESOME
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 22 August 2016, 07:27:06 PM
(http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/16/55/20/10/img_2012.jpg)

Fair play tbh :lol:
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Post by: Ste on Monday 22 August 2016, 08:57:13 PM
Definitely seemed to go out to blur the lines between UFC and WWE after McGregors comments. A lot of stiff hits and Orton was sandbagging the suplexes.
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Post by: Interpolic on Monday 22 August 2016, 09:43:08 PM
http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2016-08-22/article/dudley-boyz-retirement
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 22 August 2016, 09:45:36 PM
Looked incredibly dangerous. Would be surprised if he isn't concussed. If that was the planned finish. Which seems likely I wonder how Daniel Bryan and other wrestlers with careers cut short by concussions feel about wwe risking Randy's longterm health with this finish.

All that said for all the hyperbole and Internet wrestling fans crying about this being the worst finish ever and a horrible ppv I'd say this.  How much hype have they got from the ending? How many people actively want to watch raw/Smackdown for the fallout rather than avoiding it or both being arsed? It was over a 4 hour card (not counting the 2 hour pre-show) there was great wrestling and finishes throughout the card previous to the final two matches. I can understand people wanting more out of the final match (which felt too short, naturally due to the finish) but People complain about seeing the same thing and wanting change but if it happens suddenly they are upset they didn't get their fairy tale happy ending they complain about normally. I thought it was effective in shock value and numbing and I am okay with that as the doesn't happen every week.

It's another masterstroke in boosting ratings for raw and Smackdown with holding off a potential goldberg return if it happens and also buy fans into a return match between lesnar/orton. It's a little cheap and unpopular but effective.

Was there great wrestling and finishes throughout the the six hours? If you take out Cena/Styles and Balor/Rollins you aren't left with much. A terrible IC title match, a pair of average tag matches one of which was a DQ finish, and a match that never happened. Bare in mind that this was Summerslam, billed as the second biggest PPV of the year and not a throwaway little PPV event. I thought it was an overall below average show padded with promo segments and backstage skits that simply are not needed on big PPV events. There were too many matches that were thrown out or used to further angles which is something I don't want to see on big PPVs. This is a PPV where scores should be settled with winners being determined cleanly. That's pretty much why Styles going over Cena was the real big moment of the night for me. If I was to summarise Summerslam it would be too long, too many angles, too many poor finishes, too many matches on the card, not too good.

As for Lesnar, well he's an entirely different problem. He hasn't put in a good match in around 18 months and yet he's billed as the top attraction in the company. I can understand that McMahon is trying to cash in on the fact UFC is popular but if I was another talent on the roster I wouldn't be thrilled to have Lesnar on the show. He brings average matches where he limits himself to German suplexes and his MMA gimmick which is incredibly boring to watch while he is paid huge money for half a dozen dates where he steamrolls established guys. I don't see the appeal in it at all. Nobody ever gets near to beating him despite the fact that if someone was to best him one on one that it would effectively give the WWE a new megastar. The only good thing to come from Lesnar recently is that the proposed match with Bray Wyatt never happened as the last thing Wyatt needed was for Lesnar to squash him and his three mates all at the same time. I can't imagine having Lesnar on the show brings too many more 'buys' for a PPV either. Are UFC fans coming to watch Lesnar? When I see his name all I see is a drugs cheat who is apparently allowed to get away with it in the WWE whilst the regular roster guys around him aren't. Maybe I'll be proven wrong in time and someone will go over Lesnar eventually but right now he's just going to bore the audience into submission with his dangerous MMA style until Vince stops paying him.

On a similar subject I'd be surprised if Goldberg ever returns. He's doing a bit PR work for the video game and that's likely to be it. The guy has just had both knees replaced so it's very doubtful he'll be coming to WWE TV any time soon.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 22 August 2016, 09:47:58 PM
http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2016-08-22/article/dudley-boyz-retirement

http://whatculture.com/wwe/the-dudley-boyz-sign-new-wwe-contract

I wonder if Mark Henry is retiring again too?

 ;D
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Post by: Interpolic on Monday 22 August 2016, 09:48:56 PM
f***ing liars.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 22 August 2016, 09:53:06 PM
The Women's title match was great imo, everything up to AJ-Cena finished was at least good.

As I said before after that it went downhill mainly due to poor booking. Balor and Rollins was great but the crowd took away from it, tag team match ended in DQ and Reigns-Rusev didn't even happen.

Brock thing has already been discussed at length so I won't go into that, to me it was a good show overall but the booking in the latter half of the show prevented it from being a lot better.

There's no way it was a horrible PPV, I don't agree with anyone that thinks that but I do think the booking in the latter half of the PPV prevented it from being as good as it could have been.
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Post by: KDT on Monday 22 August 2016, 10:56:39 PM
So Balor may have torn his labrum in his right shoulder last night, get set for another tournament.
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Post by: Froggy on Monday 22 August 2016, 11:06:34 PM
Looked incredibly dangerous. Would be surprised if he isn't concussed. If that was the planned finish. Which seems likely I wonder how Daniel Bryan and other wrestlers with careers cut short by concussions feel about wwe risking Randy's longterm health with this finish.

All that said for all the hyperbole and Internet wrestling fans crying about this being the worst finish ever and a horrible ppv I'd say this.  How much hype have they got from the ending? How many people actively want to watch raw/Smackdown for the fallout rather than avoiding it or both being arsed? It was over a 4 hour card (not counting the 2 hour pre-show) there was great wrestling and finishes throughout the card previous to the final two matches. I can understand people wanting more out of the final match (which felt too short, naturally due to the finish) but People complain about seeing the same thing and wanting change but if it happens suddenly they are upset they didn't get their fairy tale happy ending they complain about normally. I thought it was effective in shock value and numbing and I am okay with that as the doesn't happen every week.

It's another masterstroke in boosting ratings for raw and Smackdown with holding off a potential goldberg return if it happens and also buy fans into a return match between lesnar/orton. It's a little cheap and unpopular but effective.

Was there great wrestling and finishes throughout the the six hours? If you take out Cena/Styles and Balor/Rollins you aren't left with much. A terrible IC title match, a pair of average tag matches one of which was a DQ finish, and a match that never happened. Bare in mind that this was Summerslam, billed as the second biggest PPV of the year and not a throwaway little PPV event. I thought it was an overall below average show padded with promo segments and backstage skits that simply are not needed on big PPV events. There were too many matches that were thrown out or used to further angles which is something I don't want to see on big PPVs. This is a PPV where scores should be settled with winners being determined cleanly. That's pretty much why Styles going over Cena was the real big moment of the night for me. If I was to summarise Summerslam it would be too long, too many angles, too many poor finishes, too many matches on the card, not too good.

As for Lesnar, well he's an entirely different problem. He hasn't put in a good match in around 18 months and yet he's billed as the top attraction in the company. I can understand that McMahon is trying to cash in on the fact UFC is popular but if I was another talent on the roster I wouldn't be thrilled to have Lesnar on the show. He brings average matches where he limits himself to German suplexes and his MMA gimmick which is incredibly boring to watch while he is paid huge money for half a dozen dates where he steamrolls established guys. I don't see the appeal in it at all. Nobody ever gets near to beating him despite the fact that if someone was to best him one on one that it would effectively give the WWE a new megastar. The only good thing to come from Lesnar recently is that the proposed match with Bray Wyatt never happened as the last thing Wyatt needed was for Lesnar to squash him and his three mates all at the same time. I can't imagine having Lesnar on the show brings too many more 'buys' for a PPV either. Are UFC fans coming to watch Lesnar? When I see his name all I see is a drugs cheat who is apparently allowed to get away with it in the WWE whilst the regular roster guys around him aren't. Maybe I'll be proven wrong in time and someone will go over Lesnar eventually but right now he's just going to bore the audience into submission with his dangerous MMA style until Vince stops paying him.

On a similar subject I'd be surprised if Goldberg ever returns. He's doing a bit PR work for the video game and that's likely to be it. The guy has just had both knees replaced so it's very doubtful he'll be coming to WWE TV any time soon.

You've kinda contradicted yourself. Vince is getting better ratings because of Brock, but he's building him up to eventually have him lose, like you suggested. Someone will eventually have an epic fued with him and win and it will elevate them to superstar status.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 12:16:52 AM
So Balor may have torn his labrum in his right shoulder last night, get set for another tournament.

Yep....


I imagine Rollins ends up with the belt after all.
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Post by: KDT on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 12:18:11 AM
If they swerved and went with Owens it could be great.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 12:18:35 AM
If they swerved and went with Owens it could be great.

Aye would love that.
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Post by: Ste on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 01:02:31 AM
Few of the dirt sheets saying Jericho squared up to Lesnar in gorilla only for Vince and HHH to get in between them and assure him it was a work.
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Post by: KDT on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 01:25:13 AM
We know who's winning the Rumble now at least.
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Post by: KDT on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 01:31:02 AM
Zayn has f***ed his ankle now in a match with Rollins.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 01:43:30 AM
Looked incredibly dangerous. Would be surprised if he isn't concussed. If that was the planned finish. Which seems likely I wonder how Daniel Bryan and other wrestlers with careers cut short by concussions feel about wwe risking Randy's longterm health with this finish.

All that said for all the hyperbole and Internet wrestling fans crying about this being the worst finish ever and a horrible ppv I'd say this.  How much hype have they got from the ending? How many people actively want to watch raw/Smackdown for the fallout rather than avoiding it or both being arsed? It was over a 4 hour card (not counting the 2 hour pre-show) there was great wrestling and finishes throughout the card previous to the final two matches. I can understand people wanting more out of the final match (which felt too short, naturally due to the finish) but People complain about seeing the same thing and wanting change but if it happens suddenly they are upset they didn't get their fairy tale happy ending they complain about normally. I thought it was effective in shock value and numbing and I am okay with that as the doesn't happen every week.

It's another masterstroke in boosting ratings for raw and Smackdown with holding off a potential goldberg return if it happens and also buy fans into a return match between lesnar/orton. It's a little cheap and unpopular but effective.

Was there great wrestling and finishes throughout the the six hours? If you take out Cena/Styles and Balor/Rollins you aren't left with much. A terrible IC title match, a pair of average tag matches one of which was a DQ finish, and a match that never happened. Bare in mind that this was Summerslam, billed as the second biggest PPV of the year and not a throwaway little PPV event. I thought it was an overall below average show padded with promo segments and backstage skits that simply are not needed on big PPV events. There were too many matches that were thrown out or used to further angles which is something I don't want to see on big PPVs. This is a PPV where scores should be settled with winners being determined cleanly. That's pretty much why Styles going over Cena was the real big moment of the night for me. If I was to summarise Summerslam it would be too long, too many angles, too many poor finishes, too many matches on the card, not too good.

As for Lesnar, well he's an entirely different problem. He hasn't put in a good match in around 18 months and yet he's billed as the top attraction in the company. I can understand that McMahon is trying to cash in on the fact UFC is popular but if I was another talent on the roster I wouldn't be thrilled to have Lesnar on the show. He brings average matches where he limits himself to German suplexes and his MMA gimmick which is incredibly boring to watch while he is paid huge money for half a dozen dates where he steamrolls established guys. I don't see the appeal in it at all. Nobody ever gets near to beating him despite the fact that if someone was to best him one on one that it would effectively give the WWE a new megastar. The only good thing to come from Lesnar recently is that the proposed match with Bray Wyatt never happened as the last thing Wyatt needed was for Lesnar to squash him and his three mates all at the same time. I can't imagine having Lesnar on the show brings too many more 'buys' for a PPV either. Are UFC fans coming to watch Lesnar? When I see his name all I see is a drugs cheat who is apparently allowed to get away with it in the WWE whilst the regular roster guys around him aren't. Maybe I'll be proven wrong in time and someone will go over Lesnar eventually but right now he's just going to bore the audience into submission with his dangerous MMA style until Vince stops paying him.

On a similar subject I'd be surprised if Goldberg ever returns. He's doing a bit PR work for the video game and that's likely to be it. The guy has just had both knees replaced so it's very doubtful he'll be coming to WWE TV any time soon.

You've kinda contradicted yourself. Vince is getting better ratings because of Brock, but he's building him up to eventually have him lose, like you suggested. Someone will eventually have an epic fued with him and win and it will elevate them to superstar status.

http://whatculture.com/wwe/not-even-brock-lesnar-s-return-can-help-wwe-raw-ratings

The problem is he isn't impacting the ratings like he used to. He's no longer the big draw he was when he first came back and made one appearance every few months. Like everything else that gimmick gets old and tired.

I also don't buy into the fact that WWE has any long term plans to beat Lesnar. His last clean loss was in 2012 to Cena (if you argue that Michaels made a run in on his loss to Triple H at WM29). There's nobody on the current roster that will go over him clean in the next few years to benefit from working a programme with him. If that were the case WWE would have already cashed in on that opportunity in the last few years when they were desperate to create new top stars. On top of all that Lesnar is in a position where he pretty much dictates to the WWE on what he fancies doing. I'll be stunned if they put anyone over Lesnar cleanly in the next few years.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 01:47:31 AM
Is it just me or is Rollins becoming a danger to work with? I've noted Bret Hart mention it a couple of times and never really paid much attention to it but he's quickly building up a list of people that he is hurting. Not only did he smash Cena's nose in but that turnbuckle/barrier powerbomb has ended the career of Sting and now helped to sideline Balor. Maybe he needs to take that out of his moveset.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 08:10:24 AM
Yeah, everyone calls Bret Hart bitter whenever he comes out with some negative stuff, but he ends up being right a lot.

It could just be bad luck but Rollins is racking up quite the hit list of major injuries.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 10:38:01 AM
Watching some of the stuff on YouTube, I'm assuming that because they are transitioning to Bayley and Charlotte that the rumors of Sasha dropping the belt because she needed time off for injuries were true.

As for the title, I suspect Owens or Rollins are going to win it. As they are the only ones not involved in a storyline, they could just scrap the Reigns and Rusev feud and go straight back to Reigns again but I doubt it.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 10:44:44 AM
As for Rollins honestly I don't think it's his fault.

Sting said himself that he was to blame and watch the Balor one in slow motion and he doesn't take it properly at all.

A lot of the time injuries happen because the guy taking the bump doesn't take it properly and that was the case here, AJ Styles has injured a few people with the Styles Clash but pretty much everytime it happened it was the person taking it  fault.

I don't particularly think Rollins is unsafe really.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 01:48:27 PM
There is a pattern though. Styles Clash has caused injuries maybe five or six times in his 20 year career. Rollins has done these three injuries within two. While the wrestlers involved I am sure have made mistakes, dangerous wrestlers don't cause injuries on their own, they take greater risks with the person they're wrestling which could cause injury.

I am not saying his unsafe, but the pattern looks like he is pushing his luck a little too far and when a slight slip is made by the opponent it's going wrong. If another injury arrives after one of his moves he seriously needs to look at his move set.

Also,

Sasha is injured but apparently not too bad, no surgery it seems, maybe a little while out but certainly not like Finn.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 05:40:59 PM
Time for some much more positive news. The Cruiserweight ad ran again last night revealing that the division kicks off on 19th September. The first four names have been announced as Rich Swann, Noam Dar, TJ Perkins and Brian Kendrick.

I'm guessing that they'll be revealing more names over the coming weeks as they run the promo reminding everyone of the start date. Good start though.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 08:14:35 PM
Im looking forward to it. The cwc is my favorite thing right now. No promo segments, just good matches that tell the story in the ring.

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk

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Post by: SiLvOR on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 08:15:06 PM
Summerslam worth watching or nah?
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 08:26:05 PM
Summerslam worth watching or nah?
Watch AJ v Cena. Anything before that is ok. After it Balor v Rolling is decent. The rest is s***.
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Post by: SiLvOR on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 08:36:04 PM
:thup: Cheers, finding myself getting more into it lately, I don't know why :lol:
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Post by: Slim on Tuesday 23 August 2016, 10:04:36 PM
Can of coke if you spot me ;)

https://youtu.be/EiG1qoffzCU?t=10m53s
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Post by: Decky on Wednesday 24 August 2016, 06:46:48 AM
https://streamable.com/yvwz

Christ :lol:
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Post by: khay on Wednesday 24 August 2016, 01:47:45 PM
Can of coke if you spot me ;)

https://youtu.be/EiG1qoffzCU?t=10m53s


the dude in the black and white stripe in the middle?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 24 August 2016, 03:26:35 PM
(http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/16/55/20/10/img_2013.jpg)

The never give up band :spit:
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Post by: Slim on Wednesday 24 August 2016, 05:46:26 PM
Can of coke if you spot me ;)

https://youtu.be/EiG1qoffzCU?t=10m53s


the dude in the black and white stripe in the middle?


Nah one who has come stright from football so has football socks and leggings on.  Green Nike jacket...sorry no can of coke for you
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Post by: SiLvOR on Wednesday 24 August 2016, 06:49:54 PM
I really hope we see Styles vs Punk one day, the promo's alone would be great.

Also that women's match was really good, actually shocked by how much I was invested.
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Post by: samptime29 on Wednesday 24 August 2016, 10:23:53 PM
AJ Styles is so class. Consistently having to good great matches all the time, promos have impressed me, comes across like a big star. You can hear the fans reacting to him, crowd was so loud for his match with Cena at Summerslam.
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Post by: TBG on Thursday 25 August 2016, 01:33:16 PM
Watched a preview for that new Foley 'reality' show on the WWE Network . Solely based on how his other kids look, Noelle can't be his surely?

Bonus Noelle pic for reference
(http://www.dailywrestlingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1_716.jpg)



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Post by: Paully on Friday 26 August 2016, 06:19:57 AM
Ha ha tremendous!

https://www.facebook.com/WWETheBigShow.PaulWight/videos/919840598126058/
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Post by: Carlito on Friday 26 August 2016, 08:22:51 AM
As for Rollins honestly I don't think it's his fault.

Sting said himself that he was to blame and watch the Balor one in slow motion and he doesn't take it properly at all.

A lot of the time injuries happen because the guy taking the bump doesn't take it properly and that was the case here, AJ Styles has injured a few people with the Styles Clash but pretty much everytime it happened it was the person taking it  fault.

I don't particularly think Rollins is unsafe really.

Rollins has injured 4 people in the last year, including himself. That's not down to coincidence.

Also I'll leave this here. Miz totally losing his rag with Daniel Bryan on Talking Smack. Brilliant stuff by Miz :lol: :lol: :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d4SLA4HYp0
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Post by: Lenny on Friday 26 August 2016, 08:59:45 AM
That was pretty class from Miz tbf. He bores me generally as a character but he can certainly can talk, and has the occasional amusing moment.
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Post by: Carlito on Friday 26 August 2016, 09:32:43 AM
That was pretty class from Miz tbf. He bores me generally as a character but he can certainly can talk, and has the occasional amusing moment.

Yea, people who can talk comfortably on their own in today's wrestling are like a needle in a haystack. I think they really need to encourage more wrestlers to work outside of their comfort zones and get off script so they can improve at stuff like this. Guys like Miz, Enzo, Chris Jericho and Bray Wyatt could talk circles around just about anybody and it shows here. Bryan getting up and leaving man :lol:
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Post by: TBG on Friday 26 August 2016, 06:35:42 PM
(http://imgur.com/J3MToop.gif)

:lol:
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Post by: Slim on Friday 26 August 2016, 10:35:24 PM
So happy for Owens and the fact we actually get to see him in the WWF.  Bet Vince hates him cos he is fat
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Post by: Astroblack on Friday 26 August 2016, 11:56:39 PM
Saw that Miz thing and I was so happy. Can't stand Daniel Bryan like. Talking about wrestling. f*** that s***. Entertain me. Went to Raw on Monday in Brooklyn and it was so clear to see how the WWE had brainwashed everyone into thinking that wrestling is a draw. All the fans came to see "five star matches". Wrestling is dead and its because of the internet. Too many smart fans dicating the direction of it. Too many Dean Malenko fans out there. Wrestlers are now growing up wanting to be god damn Dean Malenko. That guy sucked. f*** him.

Enzo is the savior.
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Post by: Carlito on Saturday 27 August 2016, 03:34:49 AM
Saw that Miz thing and I was so happy. Can't stand Daniel Bryan like. Talking about wrestling. f*** that s***. Entertain me. Went to Raw on Monday in Brooklyn and it was so clear to see how the WWE had brainwashed everyone into thinking that wrestling is a draw. All the fans came to see "five star matches". Wrestling is dead and its because of the internet. Too many smart fans dicating the direction of it. Too many Dean Malenko fans out there. Wrestlers are now growing up wanting to be god damn Dean Malenko. That guy sucked. f*** him.

Enzo is the savior.

I totally agree with you on the direction going the wrong way. I wouldn't say Malenko sucked as a wrestler but he had zero charisma or personality. Characters and storylines matter more.
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Post by: Lenny on Saturday 27 August 2016, 09:45:50 AM
(http://imgur.com/J3MToop.gif)

:lol:

:lol: I love KO.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 27 August 2016, 02:41:52 PM
Saw that Miz thing and I was so happy. Can't stand Daniel Bryan like. Talking about wrestling. f*** that s***. Entertain me.

Exactly, if see a 20 minute match at a PPV I want to be entertained. There's no point to all the promos in the world if the PPV that those promos set up is boring and vice versa.

All of it matters it's not an either/or thing, Jericho/Ambrose feud is a prime example, the build and promos were entertaining but the matches were so bad I totally tuned out to it all.

I can't fathom the idea that's an either/or thing really, also Dean Malenko is a bad example. Slow technicians are boring to watch imo, even if Shawn Michaels were a bad promo I'd still be entertained by his matches.

Will never understand the idea it's either/or, all of it matters and you can't have one without the other.

I'd agree if the matches were like 5 minutes long and it's over in a flash but that isn't the case and if I'm wasting 20-30 minutes I want to actually enjoy what I'm seeing.
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Post by: Astroblack on Saturday 27 August 2016, 04:04:11 PM
Of course you need a balance.

However nowadays there are so many good wrestlers on the card but they don't have characters. Like Zayn and Neville. Great wrestlers, but zero personality. Finn Balor too.

Also I just want to add how much Daniel Bryan is pissing me off. He's dangerously close to breaking kayfabe everytime he speaks. If you look back to his feud with Triple H, Bryan would always smugly laugh during their promos. He thinks everyone is in on the fact that wrestling is all about the work. He needs to take it serious. The Miz's work style should never come into question.

What's happened is that all the ROH fans from back in the day make up the wwe fans today and the wwe is catering to them because that's all they have now. Roh was always about wrestling and not storylines and characters. Don't be surprized if you see a pure championship soon.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Saturday 27 August 2016, 04:40:09 PM
Personally, I am way more into good matches than promos and the like. I don't get your hate of Daniel Bryan, he has bags of personality. The old style of WWE was failing so they've started to make the changes. However they guys getting pushed at the top do have both personality and in ring ability. AJ Styles, Dolph Ziggler, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, etc. And while Enzo Amore is a fairly poor wrestler, his mic skill is getting big Cas a bit of a push right now.

You've also got freaking Heath Slater getting more air time than anyone right now due to the fact he is good on the mic.

The guys you've named are mostly on the midcard. Though I personally do think they have personality.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 27 August 2016, 04:55:14 PM
Of course you need a balance.

However nowadays there are so many good wrestlers on the card but they don't have characters. Like Zayn and Neville. Great wrestlers, but zero personality. Finn Balor too.

Also I just want to add how much Daniel Bryan is pissing me off. He's dangerously close to breaking kayfabe everytime he speaks. If you look back to his feud with Triple H, Bryan would always smugly laugh during their promos. He thinks everyone is in on the fact that wrestling is all about the work. He needs to take it serious. The Miz's work style should never come into question.

What's happened is that all the ROH fans from back in the day make up the wwe fans today and the wwe is catering to them because that's all they have now. Roh was always about wrestling and not storylines and characters. Don't be surprized if you see a pure championship soon.

Fair enough, I need both tbh. I enjoy the likes of AJ Styles, Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins but the likes of Cesaro bore the pants off me.
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Post by: Carlito on Saturday 27 August 2016, 07:37:28 PM
Saw that Miz thing and I was so happy. Can't stand Daniel Bryan like. Talking about wrestling. f*** that s***. Entertain me.

Exactly, if see a 20 minute match at a PPV I want to be entertained. There's no point to all the promos in the world if the PPV that those promos set up is boring and vice versa.

All of it matters it's not an either/or thing, Jericho/Ambrose feud is a prime example, the build and promos were entertaining but the matches were so bad I totally tuned out to it all.

I can't fathom the idea that's an either/or thing really, also Dean Malenko is a bad example. Slow technicians are boring to watch imo, even if Shawn Michaels were a bad promo I'd still be entertained by his matches.

Will never understand the idea it's either/or, all of it matters and you can't have one without the other.

I'd agree if the matches were like 5 minutes long and it's over in a flash but that isn't the case and if I'm wasting 20-30 minutes I want to actually enjoy what I'm seeing.

I'm not saying that bad matches are acceptable by any stretch. You can't put the world title on someone who can't work an exciting match on a regular basis. Look at the Attitude Era, everybody who was champ was capable of putting on a good match. My problem is that too many people today try to wrestle the same match, yet they have no defining character like they used to have. They're just men in tights who wrestle at 100mph pretty much. You have a handful of distinctive characters in WWE today, even fewer who can enforce that character by cutting a good promo to match it.

Cesaro wouldn't make a good world champion because the scales are at way too much of an imbalance when you look at his all round game. No verbal, all strength and technique. A world champion is someone you can market, but it seems even RAW creative don't know what to do with him so they put a suit and shades on him which did nothing.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Saturday 27 August 2016, 09:05:40 PM
Of course you need a balance.

However nowadays there are so many good wrestlers on the card but they don't have characters. Like Zayn and Neville. Great wrestlers, but zero personality. Finn Balor too.

Also I just want to add how much Daniel Bryan is pissing me off. He's dangerously close to breaking kayfabe everytime he speaks. If you look back to his feud with Triple H, Bryan would always smugly laugh during their promos. He thinks everyone is in on the fact that wrestling is all about the work. He needs to take it serious. The Miz's work style should never come into question.

What's happened is that all the ROH fans from back in the day make up the wwe fans today and the wwe is catering to them because that's all they have now. Roh was always about wrestling and not storylines and characters. Don't be surprized if you see a pure championship soon.

Fair enough, I need both tbh. I enjoy the likes of AJ Styles, Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins but the likes of Cesaro bore the pants off me.

I don't even like Cesaro's in ring work myself. A thousand uppercuts in a row isn't that exciting. Also don't have a clue what his character. Comes out to an ambulance siren dressed like James Bond and strips down to his life guard outfit.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 27 August 2016, 10:24:22 PM
Aye agree. :thup:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 27 August 2016, 10:32:48 PM
Saw that Miz thing and I was so happy. Can't stand Daniel Bryan like. Talking about wrestling. f*** that s***. Entertain me.

Exactly, if see a 20 minute match at a PPV I want to be entertained. There's no point to all the promos in the world if the PPV that those promos set up is boring and vice versa.

All of it matters it's not an either/or thing, Jericho/Ambrose feud is a prime example, the build and promos were entertaining but the matches were so bad I totally tuned out to it all.

I can't fathom the idea that's an either/or thing really, also Dean Malenko is a bad example. Slow technicians are boring to watch imo, even if Shawn Michaels were a bad promo I'd still be entertained by his matches.

Will never understand the idea it's either/or, all of it matters and you can't have one without the other.

I'd agree if the matches were like 5 minutes long and it's over in a flash but that isn't the case and if I'm wasting 20-30 minutes I want to actually enjoy what I'm seeing.

I'm not saying that bad matches are acceptable by any stretch. You can't put the world title on someone who can't work an exciting match on a regular basis. Look at the Attitude Era, everybody who was champ was capable of putting on a good match. My problem is that too many people today try to wrestle the same match, yet they have no defining character like they used to have. They're just men in tights who wrestle at 100mph pretty much. You have a handful of distinctive characters in WWE today, even fewer who can enforce that character by cutting a good promo to match it.

Fair enough criticism in all departments tbh, although I do think their creativity are handcuffed somewhat. Everything feels scripted which doesn't help anyone with an ounce of creativity.

Which is why instances like the Miz on Talking Smack feels so fresh, speaking of the Miz he's a prime example of what I'm on about.

He's the IC champion but they treat him like a 2nd rate jobber, when Orton came back he beat him in less than 5 minutes.

That should never happen to your IC champ, obviously not his fault but it's a prime example of why both are important. How am I supposed to take him seriously that he loses non title matches constantly and then wins the PPV as a result of a Maryse distraction?
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Post by: Lenny on Saturday 27 August 2016, 11:58:15 PM
Saw that Miz thing and I was so happy. Can't stand Daniel Bryan like. Talking about wrestling. f*** that s***. Entertain me.

Exactly, if see a 20 minute match at a PPV I want to be entertained. There's no point to all the promos in the world if the PPV that those promos set up is boring and vice versa.

All of it matters it's not an either/or thing, Jericho/Ambrose feud is a prime example, the build and promos were entertaining but the matches were so bad I totally tuned out to it all.

I can't fathom the idea that's an either/or thing really, also Dean Malenko is a bad example. Slow technicians are boring to watch imo, even if Shawn Michaels were a bad promo I'd still be entertained by his matches.

Will never understand the idea it's either/or, all of it matters and you can't have one without the other.

I'd agree if the matches were like 5 minutes long and it's over in a flash but that isn't the case and if I'm wasting 20-30 minutes I want to actually enjoy what I'm seeing.

I'm not saying that bad matches are acceptable by any stretch. You can't put the world title on someone who can't work an exciting match on a regular basis. Look at the Attitude Era, everybody who was champ was capable of putting on a good match. My problem is that too many people today try to wrestle the same match, yet they have no defining character like they used to have. They're just men in tights who wrestle at 100mph pretty much. You have a handful of distinctive characters in WWE today, even fewer who can enforce that character by cutting a good promo to match it.

Fair enough criticism in all departments tbh, although I do think their creativity are handcuffed somewhat. Everything feels scripted which doesn't help anyone with an ounce of creativity.

Which is why instances like the Miz on Talking Smack feels so fresh, speaking of the Miz he's a prime example of what I'm on about.

He's the IC champion but they treat him like a 2nd rate jobber, when Orton came back he beat him in less than 5 minutes.

That should never happen to your IC champ, obviously not his fault but it's a prime example of why both are important. How am I supposed to take him seriously that he loses non title matches constantly and then wins the PPV as a result of a Maryse distraction?

You could argue that it's part of his character though. Edge did it for a long time, finding any way to win even though he looked weaker 90% of the time. Whenever he was a heel he was just a slimy, desperate character.
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Post by: Scottish Mag on Sunday 28 August 2016, 09:37:10 PM
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Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 30 August 2016, 04:10:02 AM
Awesome Raw. Awesome main event. So happy.
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Post by: Decky on Tuesday 30 August 2016, 04:12:03 AM
That belt looks so s*** man. Also its hard to see winning it as a major accomplishment when its going to be unified with the WWE Championship once the brand split is over. The real title is over on Smackdown.
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Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 30 August 2016, 04:13:24 AM
Don't take this away from me God dammit. :lol:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 30 August 2016, 07:08:09 AM
Don't take this away from me God dammit. :lol:

Aye Owens winning it is class. Hell just seeing a non shield member winning it is a breath of fresh air (and I like all of the members )
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Tuesday 30 August 2016, 12:19:19 PM
Some people think the Owens thing will be a kind of NXT invasion angle. I can't see it myself. Given most the roster were in NXT, including Rollins.

Probably building up for the HHH v Rollins feud that's been hinted for ages with Rollins turning face.
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Post by: Ste on Tuesday 30 August 2016, 12:50:01 PM
Pleased for Owens but found the ending to be crappy. Why not just have Owens win the belt clean so he has actually earned it, rather than go through the charade of Triple H being really, really strong. We all know we're gonna see Seth kick out of a pedigree only to hit one on Trips and win the match. Yawn.

If they simply had to persist with Triple H coming in and getting involved, at least let Seth hit a curb stomp and keep in with the blurred lines of reality that Brock vs Orton brought about.
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Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 30 August 2016, 02:14:37 PM
I thought it was an awesome ending. Hell, pairing Triple H and Owens together is good money. He doesn't need him but having him with him makes him even stronger. This is the first time in forever that I actually can't wait for Raw next week.

You have a possible face turn for Rollins which the fans seem to be crying out for. Big Cas looked like a million bucks last night and having Reigns in the mix will keep things interesting.  And then you have Jericho...

Congratulations to my best friend @FightOwensFight for winning the #WWEUniversalTitle! We are going to be a great champion!

 :lol:

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Post by: Ste on Tuesday 30 August 2016, 02:54:49 PM
Owens doesn't need Triple H, it's very much the other way round after that stinker of a main event at mania. Just wish they'd put the belt on Owens clean and let him run with it, he doesn't need shoe horned into a Triple H vs Rollins rivalry.

Or have Triple H involved but let Rollins turn face with a curb stomp to him, and then have Owens win clean. Rollins won't be hurt by it, he's over now and will be even if he goes down to 2nd gear for 12 months.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 30 August 2016, 04:14:34 PM
I thought it was an awesome ending. Hell, pairing Triple H and Owens together is good money. He doesn't need him but having him with him makes him even stronger. This is the first time in forever that I actually can't wait for Raw next week.

You have a possible face turn for Rollins which the fans seem to be crying out for. Big Cas looked like a million bucks last night and having Reigns in the mix will keep things interesting.  And then you have Jericho...

Congratulations to my best friend @FightOwensFight for winning the #WWEUniversalTitle! We are going to be a great champion!

 :lol:

Completely agree.

Also Jericho is utter gold lol.
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Post by: Slim on Tuesday 30 August 2016, 05:52:51 PM
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Amazing. Them VS NAK is a dream match.  They are perfect for ICW but I am guessing Polo promotions will get the shot
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Post by: TBG on Tuesday 30 August 2016, 06:20:44 PM
I like how Anderson and Gallows continue to get buried :lol:
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Post by: Lenny on Tuesday 30 August 2016, 07:13:14 PM
I thought that ending was class. The pop was huge when HHH grabbed Rollins. Wrestling would be boring if everything was clean with no drama.

Owens has to be the most over heel ever :lol: Really happy for him, mind.
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Post by: Shak on Wednesday 31 August 2016, 01:59:23 AM
It's absolutely amazing how bad a job they do with bray wyatt.

He's brilliant.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 1 September 2016, 02:10:49 AM
What a mad 2 weeks to be out of the loop for :lol:

So happy for Kevin Owens, I popped loudly for that one. A proper heel yet I find him hilarious - the absolute best. Jericho is also on a great run right now.

I know the complaint is often that stars are under-pushed but I think the opposite of giving Balor the title at Summerslam. If you're debuting a brand new title and want it to have gravitas, you put it on a big name (eg/ HHH and the World title in 2002). And doesn't having someone win the big title in his debut match make the main roster look rubbish? I dunno, just feel like winning the title should be earned and not won just 1 month after moving up from NXT. Put him against Jericho for a bit, maybe. Such a shame that he's immediately injured though :(

And this is without mentioning the Lesnar/Orton ending and The Miz's worked shoot. I've always liked Miz, think he's severely underrated.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 1 September 2016, 05:11:26 PM
I'd argue Jericho feud wouldn't have the desired effect though, for example Styles got much better from mic skills, character development point of view during Reigns and Cena feuds. Or he was allowed to show more.

Jericho is class but I'm not so sure he's always required for an entry level feud, as for Miz I agree that he's underrated but the issue is they don't treat him seriously as a champion.

Which isn't his fault obviously but it's almost like they don't actually believe in him, he should be treated like Rusev does with his own spin on it (I.e more cowardly and less monster) But he's treated like he's not a intercontinental champion which is a shame imo.
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Post by: Carlito on Thursday 1 September 2016, 05:25:21 PM
Miz needs to be given more time in the ring during his matches, not only so that he can improve his heel psychology, but so that he can show that the old school style can still work in comparison to all of those that wrestle too fast for their own good. Brian Kendrick showed that it can work last night on CWC.

Speaking of CWC, the show they put on last night was amazing. 2 potential match of the year candidates in my opinion, especially the story that was told in the 2nd one.
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Post by: Ste on Thursday 1 September 2016, 06:45:37 PM
PWI have named Reigns as #1 wrestler on their 500 list for 2016.
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Post by: Slim on Thursday 1 September 2016, 11:10:12 PM
PWI have named Reigns as #1 wrestler on their 500 list for 2016.

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Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 1 September 2016, 11:12:29 PM
I can barely participate in this thread because of how many f***ing hours of s*** they peddle out each week. I'm expected to put a minimum of six hours a week into WWE? And 9 or 10 every 3 weeks? I'm going to burn out.

Anyway, KO :smitten:
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Post by: Slim on Sunday 4 September 2016, 09:21:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOz7I-qGMBw&feature=youtu.be&a
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Post by: Lenny on Tuesday 6 September 2016, 09:19:22 PM
When Raw is so poor no one even bothers to comment :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 7 September 2016, 08:15:56 PM
For me the booking is just very poor. Almost feels like the show is being written week to week with no long term planning. I appreciate injuries happen and plans needs to change but some of the content on Raw and Smackdown this week was just terrible.

The obvious one was the total lack of Triple H. After opening a huge angle that generated a lot of interest last week they decided to capitalise on that this week by not having Triple H on the show at all and then booking Owens vs Rollins for the next PPV. Of course they couldn't do that without some massively illogical booking. Reigns, who Triple H also eliminated last week for some reason doesn't get the same perks as Rollins. Instead he has to have a match with Owens to see if he can get in the match at the PPV. Why? Nobody really knows.

Similarly on Smackdown they book an angle where the Usos turn heel on American Alpha. That on it's own would make sense and I could live with them costing American Alpha the titles at the PPV. Instead though they booked the Usos to lose, then decided that because they beat down American Alpha they should be rewarded with another chance to win the titles at the PPV.

As for the rest of the shows there is so much of nothing happening that it's hard to care. Is there anyone at all interested in the Sheamus/Cesaro series? How about the dreadfully dull Gallows & Anderson? Or how about Darren Young vs Titus O'Neill? Or the regular 'job' matches featuring Nia Jax, Strowman and now Bo Dallas? And on Smackdown the fact they still haven't given Apollo Crews as gimmick despite the fact it's clear he's a good wrestler and has plenty of potential?

One of the worst things on either show at the moment is the Smackdown women's division. Becky Lynch is completely wasted on that show as the rest of the roster are non wrestlers. Natalya is the exception but she's been around so long that her gimmick has long gone stale. Nicki Bella will no doubt win the belt because of her Total Divas/John Cena/Amazing comeback from neck surgery storyline but it'll cripple the division having a non wrestler as the champion. What makes it worse is that half the girls haven't even been introduced to the crowd and thus nobody has a reason to care about them.

Each show right now has a handful of decent performers carrying the entire brand. It's a concern but hopefully the introduction of a dozen cruiserweights on Raw will improve things a little.

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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 7 September 2016, 09:50:50 PM
Alexa Bliss is far from a non wrestler, watch some of her matches in NXT.

It's no one's fault they get like 3 minute matches on the main roster.

I don't think Carmella is either tbh based on her time in NXT, not like she's Asuka but she's not bad or anything.

Also the tag team division needs to be built, I'd like them to have Usos and American Alpha feud for a while and have others fight for the belt as neither team really needs them tbh.

Not watched any of RAW's stuff as I have been away and haven't caught up on anything but SmackDown since I came back as there's a PPV this weekend.

I agree the booking in general is poor mind but in general I'd like to just mention that stuff. I'd argue them not building up Crews and Corbin are bigger issues though, both of them looked good with Styles and Ambrose imo but need story/character development.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 8 September 2016, 01:03:51 AM
RAW was awful. The brand extension has positive consequences but boy are there some negatives. 3 hours was already painfully long, and this was before the excessive amounts of Darren Young, Bo Dallas, Braun Strowman and Gallows/Anderson.

Aye, it breeds competition. But the shows have a lot more filler crap.
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Post by: TBG on Thursday 8 September 2016, 11:47:35 AM
How come Cena and Reigns are booed out of the building but Bayley isn't? Is it cause she's part of the "This is awesome" *clap clap clap* scene?
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 8 September 2016, 12:01:26 PM
How come Cena and Reigns are booed out of the building but Bayley isn't? Is it cause she's part of the "This is awesome" *clap clap clap* scene?

What's she got in common with Cena and Reigns?
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Post by: TBG on Thursday 8 September 2016, 12:09:08 PM
That she's a goodie two shoes.

Nearly threw up when I seen the hugger section signs.
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Post by: TBG on Thursday 8 September 2016, 12:09:20 PM
Also her music :anguish:
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Post by: TBG on Thursday 8 September 2016, 12:09:25 PM
And finisher
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Post by: TBG on Thursday 8 September 2016, 12:09:34 PM
Just everything basically
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Post by: KDT on Thursday 8 September 2016, 12:13:55 PM
Isn't some or most of the hate against Reins & Cena due to them being seen as the Vince McMahon stereotypical WWE star? Their physique, limited move set and Superman persona is what the crowd hated. With Bayley her story through NXT was that she wasn't like other women that get a big push in WWE, she doesn't have the model looks that Nikki Bella etc have. The way her story was used in a way where she always just came up short and it took her a while to get the NXT championship is completely different to how Cena & Reigns were booked. Bayley was booked as the underdog who finally managed to get to the top, that and the ridiculously good matches she was putting on meant the crowd got attached to her. 
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Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 8 September 2016, 12:22:30 PM
That she's a goodie two shoes.

Nearly threw up when I seen the hugger section signs.

Also her music :anguish:

And finisher

Just everything basically

:lol: :thup:

Said similar myself here:
http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,51442.msg5940435.html#msg5940435
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Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 8 September 2016, 12:33:59 PM
How many underdogs do they need in WWE? Sami Zayn is an underdog. daniel Bryan was an underdog. All these cruiserweights are about to be underdogs. Being an underdog isn't a gimmick.
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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 8 September 2016, 12:42:15 PM
Alexa Bliss is far from a non wrestler, watch some of her matches in NXT.

It's no one's fault they get like 3 minute matches on the main roster.

I don't think Carmella is either tbh based on her time in NXT, not like she's Asuka but she's not bad or anything.

Also the tag team division needs to be built, I'd like them to have Usos and American Alpha feud for a while and have others fight for the belt as neither team really needs them tbh.

Not watched any of RAW's stuff as I have been away and haven't caught up on anything but SmackDown since I came back as there's a PPV this weekend.

I agree the booking in general is poor mind but in general I'd like to just mention that stuff. I'd argue them not building up Crews and Corbin are bigger issues though, both of them looked good with Styles and Ambrose imo but need story/character development.

I'm not insinuating that Bliss and Carmella are poor in the ring. My point is that they have never been portrayed in NXT as top talents with Takeover PPV matches under their belts. Those who watch NXT just see them as a pair of also-rans that either haven't been pushed or just weren't trusted to hold the NXT women's belt. Throwing them in at the deep end on Smackdown is disastrous booking. Half the crowd don't even know who they are! Both girls should have been introduced in a way that established them as serious contenders to the new women's belt and not two girls in a six person match where chances are they won't stand out. I hate the idea of the six-pack match anyway as it just becomes a scramble and nobody really shines out of that. Would have made much more sense had they done a Nikki/Carmella feud plainly to get Carmella over and then a four girl tournament to get Alexa over as the new champion at Backlash. Instantly both girls get a bit credibility and the crowd gets to know them.

My point on the tag team division really has little to do with it being built though. Again I'm looking at the booking as just being illogical. Why does a team lose their title shot, then get it back because they beatdown the two guys that just earned it? Some will say it's great heel booking, but I think it just makes no sense to reward the Usos. The more logical booking would have been to have a contentious finish with American Alpha winning then the Usos costing AA the belts on Sunday and turning on them then. It avoids the awful scenario of either the Usos being rewarded with a title shot or the Hype Bros (who just lost to Rhyno/Slater) being booked to lose again.

I'm glad you brought up Corbin as I had completely forgotten about him actually. That'll probably be because he doesn't get on the show while for some reason Kane does. Crews just needs a gimmick that isn't the guy that walks down to the ring and smiles. It's so bland and default that nobody is ever going to get behind it. They need him to come out, talk on the microphone and introduce a backstory to his character.
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Post by: KDT on Thursday 8 September 2016, 12:45:11 PM
How many underdogs do they need in WWE? Sami Zayn is an underdog. daniel Bryan was an underdog. All these cruiserweights are about to be underdogs. Being an underdog isn't a gimmick.

So that's one current male on the roster and one current female. The Cruiserweight's will be in their own division so using their size as an issue can't really be used. It's obviously going to be difficult with how they evolve Bayley's character once she gets the belt but they should put off on giving her it for at least a year or so but knowing them they'll have it on her by next WrestleMania.

The underdog gimmick is probably one of the most used in Wrestling, you can even look at Dusty Rhodes and Ric Flair's feud. Dusty was billed as the working class american underdog against the flashy, arrogant and more successful Flair, it's a gimmick that will always be used because of how simple it should be to use.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9py4aMK3aIU
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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 8 September 2016, 12:51:05 PM
It's not one current male and female though.

You have Neville, Kalisto, Slater, Bo Dallas etc
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Post by: KDT on Thursday 8 September 2016, 12:58:16 PM
The same Bo Dallas who is now being booked in squash matches, as far as women go though who was the last to be booked using the underdog gimmick?
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Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 8 September 2016, 12:59:59 PM
Dusty had personality though. These guys and girls don't. Zayn is blah. I should love Neville right? He's from Newcastle! But nah he's boring. Flat and one dimensional.

The Raw crowd is basically RoH crowd amplified. Those guys cheered everything. The wrestlers don't play characters, they play wrestler. They do s*** without any reason whatsoever.

The reason these guys don't have gimmixk is because they probably grew up idolising Dean Malenko.
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Post by: TBG on Thursday 8 September 2016, 01:00:09 PM
That she's a goodie two shoes.

Nearly threw up when I seen the hugger section signs.

Also her music :anguish:

And finisher

Just everything basically

:lol: :thup:

Said similar myself here:
http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,51442.msg5940435.html#msg5940435

Honestly hope she's involved in a hit and run or something.
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Thursday 8 September 2016, 01:11:28 PM
One of the worst things on either show at the moment is the Smackdown women's division. Becky Lynch is completely wasted on that show as the rest of the roster are non wrestlers. Natalya is the exception but she's been around so long that her gimmick has long gone stale. Nicki Bella will no doubt win the belt because of her Total Divas/John Cena/Amazing comeback from neck surgery storyline but it'll cripple the division having a non wrestler as the champion. What makes it worse is that half the girls haven't even been introduced to the crowd and thus nobody has a reason to care about them.

Don't worry lad, when our Lord and saviour Emma returns, she will put in feud of the year with Becky and take the SmackDown women's division to new heights  :love:
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Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 8 September 2016, 01:13:47 PM
Nikki Bella is sexy as f***. And she does cool moves.
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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 8 September 2016, 05:45:31 PM
One of the worst things on either show at the moment is the Smackdown women's division. Becky Lynch is completely wasted on that show as the rest of the roster are non wrestlers. Natalya is the exception but she's been around so long that her gimmick has long gone stale. Nicki Bella will no doubt win the belt because of her Total Divas/John Cena/Amazing comeback from neck surgery storyline but it'll cripple the division having a non wrestler as the champion. What makes it worse is that half the girls haven't even been introduced to the crowd and thus nobody has a reason to care about them.

Don't worry lad, when our Lord and saviour Emma returns, she will put in feud of the year with Becky and take the SmackDown women's division to new heights  :love:

More likely they'll give the belt to Eva Marie. :D
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Post by: Shayno on Friday 9 September 2016, 05:27:02 AM
Disgusted with the Dean Malenko hate on previous pages... He had some great feuds over the years. You can’t have those without some gravitas, skills and personality.

There is a lot of drosh at the moment. 3 squash matches a week on raw in the last few weeks right? Hopefully the Cruiserweights start to take up a bit of this airtime…

Bayley is a good wrestler and pretty over as a Face, plus with Banks injured and Paige suspended Raw needed a Female Face to take on Charlotte. Who else is there?

Raw Tag Team division is in poor shape. ‘The Club’ vignettes in the past few weeks have been very dull. They definitely need a third member to spice that act up, maybe a female valet like Dana? Primo and Epico will always be a solid but mediocre heel tag team, but I can’t think of another heel tag team of any repute on Raw. Personally I’m hoping Darren Young turns on Bob Backlund and the Prime Time Players reunite as a heel tag team as neither Titus or Darren have any future as single competitors. If they have to keep Bob Backlund around link him up with Golden Truth as he would be a better fit there in my view.

Obviously the state of the Universal Title has been pretty messy but with the injury to Balor they have been pretty unlucky.

Smackdown’s women division is going to be woeful. I think it starts with Becky being a decent wrestler but boring as heck on the microphone. Eva Marie is a great heel (though with poor in-ring product), pity she got suspended as it probably also caused Carmella’s heel turn which isn’t working for me.

I hope Heath Slater doesn’t win the tag team title with Rhyno. The desperate free agent stuff is gold and there is a lot more they could do with it. It’s all a bit messy at the moment, but I think there are some good tag teams on Smackdown provided the booking is ok.

The Miz has been a great Intercontinental Champ since the roster split and are well served with Ambrose as WWE Champ.
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Post by: TBG on Friday 9 September 2016, 10:06:34 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/JASzfrd.gif)

TNA continuing to deliver. 
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Post by: Lenny on Friday 9 September 2016, 03:41:27 PM
So Paige has reportedly quit then.
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Post by: TBG on Friday 9 September 2016, 03:50:12 PM
There's always a career for her in porn or my kitchen.
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Post by: Lenny on Friday 9 September 2016, 04:26:57 PM
Pretty sure that "or" was supposed to be "in".
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Post by: Interpolic on Friday 9 September 2016, 07:01:59 PM
http://www.wwe.com/article/wwe-releases-alberto-del-rio

What, again?
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Post by: Slim on Saturday 10 September 2016, 10:10:07 AM
Oh Del Rio signs with WCPW and is in Newcastle on Thursday

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14225377_657872821045807_8598913115078734553_n.jpg?oh=a0865935ce90aa556d72cd3b6592b659&oe=58794ED0)
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 10 September 2016, 11:20:46 AM
Dusty had personality though. These guys and girls don't. Zayn is blah. I should love Neville right? He's from Newcastle! But nah he's boring. Flat and one dimensional.

The Raw crowd is basically RoH crowd amplified. Those guys cheered everything. The wrestlers don't play characters, they play wrestler. They do s*** without any reason whatsoever.

The reason these guys don't have gimmixk is because they probably grew up idolising Dean Malenko.

I don't care about any of those guys, there's probably a reason for that tbh. Although i'd argue the booking and creative are a large reason behind it, they are completely handcuffed in what they can do ( Stone Cold has spoken about this before) While they may not be Dusty i'd bet if you gave me a reason to care about them i could be entertained by them.

Cesaro is in the same boat, i don't care about him in the slightest atm. If he were to leave at some point, i wouldn't care because they have stopped trying to make me care like they did with Wade Barrett and others. I do think they have a lot of talent in that company they are just not used correctly.

I do believe the wrestling part is important, what's the point in me watching a 20 minute PPV match if i'm bored senseless in 5 minutes? there is none but i obviously need to be invested in either the person involved, the story they are telling or preferably both. Despite all this i do enjoy quite a lot of people on that roster and am invested in what they do, i wouldn't watch it otherwise as i didn't for many years.

I live for the day the creative people put their talents in a better position to succeed though, because at the moment they don't in the slightest. We go back nearly 20 years to the attitude era and while there was a lot of personalities then they were never put in positions they were not good at, today i see people who are not good on the mic being given 10 minute microphone spots. That never happened back then unless you were legitimately great at it, they would never put guys like Shamrock on the microphone for 10 mins plus :lol: but they do now for some reason, a lot of times they are sending people out there to die.

I should probably stop giving up hope that will happen though tbh.

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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Saturday 10 September 2016, 11:28:45 AM
Oh Del Rio signs with WCPW and is in Newcastle on Thursday

It's only a fiver as well.
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Post by: Corrigan on Saturday 10 September 2016, 07:47:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/JASzfrd.gif)

TNA continuing to deliver. 

:lol: :lol:
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Post by: Mike on Saturday 10 September 2016, 08:22:01 PM
:lol: Ok. I gotta find out what channel that s*** is on.
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Post by: TBG on Sunday 11 September 2016, 09:11:37 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk7pCCatOQ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM_7HkT0Qlg
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Post by: TBG on Monday 12 September 2016, 09:13:21 AM
Styles won the belt :thup:

Wyatt lost to Kane :lol:
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Post by: Interpolic on Monday 12 September 2016, 09:18:29 AM
The eater of defeats.
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Post by: TBG on Monday 12 September 2016, 09:52:37 AM
Kane's first ppv win in over 4 years as well :lol:

They can't keep having him cutting promo's about how much of a force he is when he's going out and getting beat by Kane in 2016. I get they wanted Orton to be involved so they could keep the feud going once he's back from injury but surely there was a better way of doing it. They could've had Wyatt cut the lights out when leaving the ring but when they come back on he's laid out with Orton standing over him.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 12 September 2016, 10:41:47 AM
At least it was because of an RKO :lol:

Although Bray doesn't really matter until they turn him face tbh.

I enjoyed the PPV overall though, solid matches with solid booking and solid storytelling that made sense.

This isn't that hard really but apparently for them it usually is.
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Post by: Astroblack on Monday 12 September 2016, 02:38:46 PM
Last night, AJ made Dean look like a million bucks. Happy for the guy.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 12 September 2016, 04:01:06 PM
Ranallo is the MVP on Smackdown at the moment. Doesn't matter who is in the ring, this guy can put them over to the TV audience like nobody else they have. I appreciate there are great wrestlers and characters on the show but they all need this guy to take them to the next level. He has the ability to keep his commentary fresh whilst linking in the other announcers but most importantly he sells the stories to the audience. They've missed that since firing Jim Ross. The only thing I'd do to aid Ranallo is take Otunga away and leave it as a two man team.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 12 September 2016, 04:46:29 PM
Aye Mauro is fantastic, can't stand Otunga either.

One thing I really like about SmackDown is for the most part they seem to be doing a decent job of building what they have.

On RAW it seems like far too much talent gets ignored despite the fact it's a longer show. :lol:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 14 September 2016, 04:43:49 PM
Enjoyed Smackdown again, feels like it's being better written than Raw and it's doing a much better job about making me care about people i should not be caring about where as on Raw i struggle to give a s*** about anything outside of the main event. ( The Usos are actually interesting ! )

Talking Smack though is fantastic, who ever came up with this deserves a raise. Awesome every week and it benefits the roster so much, it added several layers to Alexa Bliss character this week that probably wouldn't be established on the show itself. Of course everybody knows about what happened with the Miz promo on there as well who continues to be fantastic, i have no idea where this angle with Bryan is going but i'm invested.
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Post by: Lenny on Monday 19 September 2016, 10:02:23 PM
Bobby Roode's theme music is unbelievable, it is actually glorious :lol:
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Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 20 September 2016, 01:53:29 AM
Enjoyed Smackdown again, feels like it's being better written than Raw and it's doing a much better job about making me care about people i should not be caring about where as on Raw i struggle to give a s*** about anything outside of the main event. ( The Usos are actually interesting ! )

Talking Smack though is fantastic, who ever came up with this deserves a raise. Awesome every week and it benefits the roster so much, it added several layers to Alexa Bliss character this week that probably wouldn't be established on the show itself. Of course everybody knows about what happened with the Miz promo on there as well who continues to be fantastic, i have no idea where this angle with Bryan is going but i'm invested.

I liked it too but there are a few things I'd do to get AJ over a lil more as a heel. He's doing great, but he can always improve. When Ambrose and Cena were talking and snapping on each other, I'd have AJ come in bouncing and say something like "and he also called your mom fat" or start ooing and ahhing anytime they insulted each other. Then when Shane came out, I'd have AJ say "since these two wanna fight me, and I beat them both how about at Clash of Champions, we have John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose with AJ Styles... as special guest commentator, I'm sure people are sick and tired of David Otunga, right Shane, right?"

Just some thoughts.
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Post by: Slim on Wednesday 21 September 2016, 06:14:20 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1796130803967084/

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH
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Post by: SiLvOR on Monday 26 September 2016, 08:48:03 PM
Reigns is absolute cancer. So f***ing sick of his superman indestructible bollocks. f*** off.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 27 September 2016, 12:03:56 AM
Reigns is absolute cancer. So f***ing sick of his superman indestructible bollocks. f*** off.

In fairness he hasn't won a PPV match since May 22nd :lol: I don't actually mind it, because in theory giving him the US title keeps him away from the main event.

Speaking of which they are doing two rematches from the PPV tonight, :lol: because people want to watch the same thing two nights in a row lol. RAW's creative team doesn't have a clue. What's more it devalues the PPV which was devalued in the first place with their s**** build.

I don't really know why, but since the brand split RAW's booking and storytelling has been utter s****. It can't be because of lacking talent either because Smackdown has less and they are doing a much better job of it.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 27 September 2016, 12:21:42 AM
I'm FFing at great pace recently. Too many annoying things to mention them all. Mostly just repeatedly making women's matches that have all of the women on the show in.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 27 September 2016, 01:13:54 PM
Kind of nice they started raw with Reigns vs Rusev. Gave me a solid 25 minutes of easy skip time.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 28 September 2016, 12:14:23 AM
:lol:

I looked at the youtube playlist earlier and all the titles of the videos from Raw were basically rematches from the night before or squash matches.

Told me straight away not to watch any of it.
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Wednesday 28 September 2016, 12:34:38 AM
Just can't bring myself to watch any of RAW these days. It's so bad and it doesn't help that I despise even looking at Steph and Foley. Not even going to bother watching any of it anymore.

Well, I lie. If Gargano and Emma go to RAW, I'll catch up on their segments only. Screw the rest.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 28 September 2016, 12:35:52 AM
Aye but Emma has to be back soon and she's got CLASS tits
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Wednesday 28 September 2016, 12:40:56 AM
Going to be a great day when she does return to TV, but then after a few weeks she'll made be given her spot on the roster which will be below everyone apart from Alicia Fox and Summer Rae, which will just make me cry and hate RAW more.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 28 September 2016, 12:54:05 AM
Probably aye. Personally hoping some form of Dana power struggle kind of affair where Emma gets in the title mix....

Hopeful I know.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 28 September 2016, 12:58:29 AM
Going to be a great day when she does return to TV, but then after a few weeks she'll made be given her spot on the roster which will be below everyone apart from Alicia Fox and Summer Rae, which will just make me cry and hate RAW more.

Exactly why i want her to be on Smackdown tbh when she comes back, it would also keep Natalya off TV and her continued attempts to bore me senseless.
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Wednesday 28 September 2016, 01:20:01 AM
Really hope she does go to SmackDown, but sadly doesn't look likely. Such a shame, as SmackDown (minus The Vaudevillains and Apollo Crews, which I'm devastated about) seem to be doing a superb job at making everyone look good. RAW however...god knows what they are doing with some people, can't even remember the last time I saw Neville.
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Post by: SiLvOR on Wednesday 28 September 2016, 10:34:21 AM
SmackDown is absolutely kicking RAW's ass right now, which I didn't see coming.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 28 September 2016, 01:01:07 PM
Speaking of which Cena went off on Talking Smack :lol:

Quote
'People say Dean Ambrose and John Cena don't like each other. No, Dean Ambrose doesn't like John Cena. John Cena doesn't care about Dean Ambrose.'

(http://i.imgur.com/kWJYW8T.png)
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 29 September 2016, 12:27:07 AM
Finding it's much easier and less painful to just read results online these days. Such a shame :(
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Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 29 September 2016, 10:36:18 PM
wayyy behind on NXT, just watching takeover bklyn 2 now

Spoiler
[close]
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Post by: jdckelly on Thursday 29 September 2016, 10:46:43 PM
Smackdowns been pretty damn great lately
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Post by: Lenny on Thursday 29 September 2016, 11:29:52 PM
wayyy behind on NXT, just watching takeover bklyn 2 now

Spoiler
[close]

:lol: He's gonna be massive if only for the entrance music.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 29 September 2016, 11:35:30 PM
Roode is fantastic.

Smackdowns been pretty damn great lately

Aye, my stance is watch Smackdown and ignore RAW. ( although i did watch the RAW PPV) Works out pretty well so far.
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Post by: jdckelly on Thursday 29 September 2016, 11:53:24 PM
Roode is fantastic.

Smackdowns been pretty damn great lately

Aye, my stance is watch Smackdown and ignore RAW. ( although i did watch the RAW PPV) Works out pretty well so far.
yep same here, I check the raw results but haven't watched an episode of it almost since the draft. The only problem I have with Smackdown atm is David Otunga is pointless on commentary but even that isn't a big deal. They've even got me interested in the Usos!
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Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 30 September 2016, 01:43:15 AM
Spoiler
[close]
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Post by: Decky on Saturday 1 October 2016, 01:09:12 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1tg7zn_trying-to-get-the-undertaker-to-do-a-spinaroonie-after-raw-is-over_sport

;D ;D
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Post by: Lenny on Saturday 1 October 2016, 02:28:01 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1tg7zn_trying-to-get-the-undertaker-to-do-a-spinaroonie-after-raw-is-over_sport

;D ;D

That's class :lol:
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Post by: Paully on Tuesday 4 October 2016, 05:52:44 AM
Superb main event on Raw!
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Post by: La Parka on Tuesday 4 October 2016, 06:18:12 AM
Just watched Brooklyn Takeover II. What a show. One could say it was GLORIOUS!

I listen to Roodes music before I go into work every day now. I feel like a f***ing GOD.
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Tuesday 4 October 2016, 11:27:25 AM
ALL HAIL EMMALINA
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 6 October 2016, 01:23:41 AM
Sounds like Brock v Goldberg is in for Survivor Series, which is a bit random. And Sasha v Charlotte will be the first ever women's Hell in a Cell match.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 6 October 2016, 01:56:18 AM
I read that, hope it doesn't happen. Sasha can't go a normal match without near enough breaking her neck on suicide dives.

What the f*** she going to do in a Hell in a Cell match, I really don't trust her not to get herself seriously hurt.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 9 October 2016, 01:43:09 PM
Maryse makes me feel things
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Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 9 October 2016, 01:44:04 PM
Also good guy ziggler is s***
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Post by: Lenny on Sunday 9 October 2016, 05:07:41 PM
Also good guy ziggler is s***

He's surely going to cheat to win the title, right?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 9 October 2016, 10:42:30 PM

For what reason i don't know :lol: They must be s*** scared of the debate or something, but even that doesn't make sense considering it's on the Network and not on TV or whatever.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 9 October 2016, 10:56:38 PM
Uggghhhhhhh
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Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 9 October 2016, 10:58:05 PM
Also what the f*** difference does it make if people see it live or not. People are still paying the same subscription. 
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 9 October 2016, 11:14:49 PM
Also what the f*** difference does it make if people see it live or not. People are still paying the same subscription.

That's my take as well :lol: But that's the reason people are jumping to conclusions to. Personally it makes no sense on any level.
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Post by: Mike on Sunday 9 October 2016, 11:20:46 PM
:lol: Oof, they've got a show tonight?!

:scared:
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Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 9 October 2016, 11:22:14 PM
I'm guessing this makes the actual main event... Ziggler vs Miz?
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Post by: jdckelly on Sunday 9 October 2016, 11:25:50 PM
I'm guessing this makes the actual main event... Ziggler vs Miz?
makes sense particularly if Ziggler loses, leaves time for big goodbye etc rather than rush him out the door because jack swagger vs baron corbin is next
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Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 9 October 2016, 11:29:05 PM
Or maybe Curt Hawkins vs Fandango
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 10 October 2016, 12:07:30 AM
I'm guessing this makes the actual main event... Ziggler vs Miz?

I would have thought so, makes the most sense storyline wise.
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Post by: Slim on Monday 10 October 2016, 08:32:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt2GC0NBjAk
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 12 October 2016, 09:35:15 AM
I for one can't wait for Goldberg vs Lesnar at Survivor Series. It has all the signs of being an absolute five star classic. It was utterly awful back in 2004 at Wrestlemania XX so twelve years on it's sure to rival such mat classics as the Hogan/Piper and Hogan/Warrior WCW matches.

Lesnar is a fraction of the wrestler he was in his first run with the company. Everything from the way he's booked to his in-ring work is just uninteresting. The only saving grace he has is Paul Heyman doing the promo work for him.

I don't even know where to start with Goldberg. I find his popularity difficult to fathom given that his entire gimmick is still based on that 18 month run back in 1997/98 where he squashed everyone on the roster. By the same standard everyone should be losing it over the big Wyatt fella on Raw now then? I've never found Goldberg to be that entertaining. He's not a great promo, his wrestling is limited to squashing people with a spear and a suplex. He's Roman Reigns with half the moves and no personality but I'm sure the crowd will be well into him because he has a nice entrance or something. He was having below average matches when he was in his thirties so what will he bring to the table at 49?!

How any of this booking benefits the other guys who are on Raw or SD every single week I'm unsure. Big paydays for Brock (yet again) and Goldberg while someone will be shunted off the card to accommodate for the twenty minutes (seventeen more than is interesting) that these two get. I'm already dreading the Lesnar win just in case they scheduled a third match in for Wrestlemania...
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Post by: jdckelly on Wednesday 12 October 2016, 09:14:59 PM
I for one can't wait for Goldberg vs Lesnar at Survivor Series. It has all the signs of being an absolute five star classic. It was utterly awful back in 2004 at Wrestlemania XX so twelve years on it's sure to rival such mat classics as the Hogan/Piper and Hogan/Warrior WCW matches.

Lesnar is a fraction of the wrestler he was in his first run with the company. Everything from the way he's booked to his in-ring work is just uninteresting. The only saving grace he has is Paul Heyman doing the promo work for him.

I don't even know where to start with Goldberg. I find his popularity difficult to fathom given that his entire gimmick is still based on that 18 month run back in 1997/98 where he squashed everyone on the roster. By the same standard everyone should be losing it over the big Wyatt fella on Raw now then? I've never found Goldberg to be that entertaining. He's not a great promo, his wrestling is limited to squashing people with a spear and a suplex. He's Roman Reigns with half the moves and no personality but I'm sure the crowd will be well into him because he has a nice entrance or something. He was having below average matches when he was in his thirties so what will he bring to the table at 49?!

How any of this booking benefits the other guys who are on Raw or SD every single week I'm unsure. Big paydays for Brock (yet again) and Goldberg while someone will be shunted off the card to accommodate for the twenty minutes (seventeen more than is interesting) that these two get. I'm already dreading the Lesnar win just in case they scheduled a third match in for Wrestlemania...
promoting the latest wwe game with goldberg in it seems to be the long and the short of it. Better than feeding someone to Brock I suppose, its gotten to the stage with Lesnar where I'm fairly sure even if the entire roster of raw smackdown and nxt were put against him at the same time he'd still win by f5ing them all at once
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 13 October 2016, 12:42:48 PM
Doubt it effects anyone on the card tbh, it's one match and they'll have nobody to face Brock anyway.

They are going to have 3 SmackDown vs Raw survivor series elimination matches, one with singles guys, one with the women and one with the tag teams.

Really fail to see why Brock and Goldberg is going take away spots from other people, not that I particularly want to see it mind.
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Post by: SiLvOR on Thursday 13 October 2016, 08:13:22 PM
Who else can even go against Brock at the moment?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 13 October 2016, 08:14:04 PM
Aye that's the point, their own fault but still.
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Post by: Slim on Thursday 13 October 2016, 09:45:14 PM
Who else can even go against Brock at the moment?

CM PUNK
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Post by: jdckelly on Thursday 13 October 2016, 09:55:09 PM
Who else can even go against Brock at the moment?
the way wwe logic works I'd expect Stone Cold or HBK to come in hit him with their finishers and win in about 5 seconds but beyond that? Reigns maybe considering he's booked as superman
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Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 14 October 2016, 01:24:11 AM
THE UNDERTAKER
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Post by: O'Neill on Friday 14 October 2016, 06:58:58 AM
Who else can even go against Brock at the moment?
the way wwe logic works I'd expect Stone Cold or HBK to come in hit him with their finishers and win in about 5 seconds but beyond that? Reigns maybe considering he's booked as superman

They quite simply don't have a plan for Lesnar. Logic would be that you build him up so that someone goes over him and essentially becomes a huge star. I think that's where they were going with Roman Reigns until they made a mess of it. With that plan out the window and Lesnar on a contract where he pretty much dictates what he is doing then I can't see anyone ever getting the go ahead to beat him clean.
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Post by: SiLvOR on Friday 14 October 2016, 09:05:50 PM
Yeah, they've just got him "there" really would love to see AJ go up against him, just for a giggle.
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Post by: TBG on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 06:58:57 AM
https://youtu.be/8KnehdZ3bjQ

Looked like a drunk walking through the sparklers
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Post by: Newcastle Fan on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 08:42:11 AM
That was the best WWE promo i've seen in a long time.
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Post by: Shak on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 09:23:30 AM
The Goldberg entrance is class tbf, I burst out laughing at the state of that kick during his pyro though. May as well have just screamed "I'm old and have lost all of my athleticism!!".
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Post by: Beren on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 09:33:42 AM
:lol: Looks like he muttered "oh s***, think my hammy just went" under his breath after the kick.

That makes me feel old though. Damn. Got a few Mike from Breaking Bad vibes from him there.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 09:51:00 AM
http://www.kayfabenews.com/wwe-fans-eagerly-anticipating-match-shat-upon-13-years-ago/

So true :lol:

It's gonna suck major ass lol.
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Post by: TBG on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 10:01:43 AM
It's gonna suck major ass lol.

His entire comeback is based on a game promotion  :lol:

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Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 10:20:42 AM
Why did they announce him like that? Should have had a "oh s*** he's HHEEEERRE" style interruption. Not just "he is coming out now" then everyone getting bored by the time he gets to the ring.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 10:56:26 AM
Goldbergs entrance always remains bloody awesome
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Post by: TBG on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 10:59:27 AM
His Halloween Havoc entrance :megusta:
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 11:01:02 AM
Why did they announce him like that? Should have had a "oh s*** he's HHEEEERRE" style interruption. Not just "he is coming out now" then everyone getting bored by the time he gets to the ring.

Because they are stupid, they announce everything ahead of time now instead of keeping it a secret for some reason.

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Post by: TBG on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 11:01:09 AM
(http://imgur.com/vgyKci0.jpg)

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 12:30:05 PM
Why did they announce him like that? Should have had a "oh s*** he's HHEEEERRE" style interruption. Not just "he is coming out now" then everyone getting bored by the time he gets to the ring.

Because they are stupid, they announce everything ahead of time now instead of keeping it a secret for some reason.


Everything is ratings driven now. There are in a place that they need to advertise who is going to be on a show in order to get people to tune in. With Raw they almost have to tell you when on the show it'll happen or people will switch off. Very different environment to the 90s when the industry was drawing big ratings and they had a lot of stars. Back then people were tuning in anyway so you didn't have to promote big names to get the viewing figures.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 01:07:21 PM
Only recent example I can think of was AJ Styles debut at the Rumble, there was rumours before hand but nobody actually knew.

Predictably because of that the crowd went nuts, doesn't happen much anymore.
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Post by: 54 on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 05:27:40 PM
https://youtu.be/D0-YFZHY9Uo
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 07:02:29 PM
Only recent example I can think of was AJ Styles debut at the Rumble, there was rumours before hand but nobody actually knew.

Predictably because of that the crowd went nuts, doesn't happen much anymore.

Different situation really as Styles had never wrestled in the WWE before and they were clearly unsure of how the audience would react to him. Having him pop up in the Royal Rumble and letting the crowd react probably sold them on the fact he was a main event guy and not a midcarder.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 07:04:10 PM
Yeah i was just thinking of an example of surprise appearances because they don't do it anymore really for the reasons you mentioned.
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Post by: SiLvOR on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 08:08:01 PM
I actually loved his return, why you all so salty :lol:
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Post by: Interpolic on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 08:31:50 PM
http://www.kayfabenews.com/wwe-fans-eagerly-anticipating-match-shat-upon-13-years-ago/

So true

It's gonna suck major ass lol.

"The negative reaction to that WrestleMania encounter was due to leaked news that both men would leave WWE after the match, which surely won’t happen this time because both men intend to perform nightly on the WWE house show circuit for years to come."

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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 10:57:52 PM
Dana :facepalm:
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Post by: TBG on Wednesday 19 October 2016, 12:22:03 PM
Quote
(http://i.imgur.com/1EjqOeh.jpg)

World Of Sport Wrestling

ITV has commissioned a one-off wrestling special to air later this year.

Commissioned by Helen Warner for ITV and produced by ITV Studios Entertainment, World Of Sport Wrestling or WOS Wrestling will see some of the UK’s top names in the sport compete in a fun-filled afternoon of family sports entertainment.

The two hour special will see some of the UK’s finest pro wrestlers including, 'The East End Butcher' Sha Samuels, Dave Mastiff and 'Viper' Kimberly Benson, compete in front of a live audience across a series of fights; from singles to tag team and eliminations. Commentary will come from America's number one wrestling commentator, Jim Ross.

Backstage, viewers will catch up with the wrestlers between fights and at the end of the show one fighter will take home the WoS Wrestling belt.

Tom Mclennan, Creative Director, ITV Studios Entertainment said: "World of Sport Wrestling was a major event for millions of families every Saturday afternoon for over 20 years. I'm excited about bringing back this iconic brand and celebrating the best British wrestlers in the country."

It's going to be terrible isn't it.
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Post by: Foluwashola on Wednesday 19 October 2016, 12:50:52 PM
Nah, it's ITV man, it'll be class.
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Wednesday 19 October 2016, 01:29:02 PM
Will probably still watch it even if it's terrible.
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Post by: TBG on Wednesday 19 October 2016, 01:37:39 PM
Oh it'll be bad

Bet this c*** presents it
(http://files.stv.tv/imagebase/204/623x349/204531-stephen-mulhern.jpg)
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Wednesday 19 October 2016, 01:38:26 PM
Gotta love that no chin music.

Spoiler
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Post by: KDT on Wednesday 19 October 2016, 01:40:44 PM
God AJ makes that look great.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Wednesday 19 October 2016, 01:42:22 PM
AJ sells like Shawn Michaels.
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Post by: TBG on Wednesday 19 October 2016, 01:44:51 PM
I feel like these days a math doesn't go by without a super kick/sweet chin music.
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Wednesday 19 October 2016, 01:56:19 PM
Catching up with bits of SmackDown/Talking Smack from last night. Christ, Corbin is going to be amazing.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 19 October 2016, 02:36:33 PM
Catching up with bits of SmackDown/Talking Smack from last night. Christ, Corbin is going to be amazing.

Was just thinking that, he was amazing on Talking Smack.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 19 October 2016, 02:37:16 PM
nsis
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Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 19 October 2016, 09:41:23 PM
https://www.lootcrate.com/subscription-crates/wwe-slam-crate
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 20 October 2016, 09:36:22 PM

:sweetjesus:

He can f*** off teasing it if it doesn't happen mind. :lol:
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Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 20 October 2016, 09:37:53 PM
srsly someone moan about Dana's botch
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 20 October 2016, 09:40:09 PM
Haven't seen it :lol:
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Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 20 October 2016, 09:42:02 PM
(its just the pin you need to watch)

https://youtu.be/yg0yvqhArZI?t=2m7s
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Post by: Froggy on Thursday 20 October 2016, 09:44:39 PM
Still haven't seen it.
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Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 20 October 2016, 10:36:49 PM
She tries to get her foot on the rope and misses.  :lol:
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Post by: La Parka on Friday 21 October 2016, 08:11:50 PM
SHE IS f***ing s***
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Sunday 23 October 2016, 11:20:43 AM
Poor Dana, she was improving rapidly under the wing of Emmalina. It was sadly always going to tits up when our Emz' back give in.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 23 October 2016, 11:41:08 AM
Poor Dana, she was improving rapidly under the wing of Emmalina. It was sadly always going to tits up when our Emz' back give in.

Aye she wasn't ready for the main event spotlight tbh, i'm pretty sure she would have been fine with Emma as she's not pushed front and center like Charlotte is and thus the pressure to not f*** up is higher.

Now that isn't happening she should go back to NXT, she won't but she should.
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Post by: Slim on Monday 24 October 2016, 05:41:58 PM
Episode of Smackdown from 2004. Kieron Dyer thumb wrestling Torrie Wilson as Jenas & Titus Bramble look on

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cvil3F_WcAEPPg0.jpg)
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Post by: KaKa on Monday 24 October 2016, 05:45:39 PM
This thread is a disgrace.
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Post by: Decky on Monday 24 October 2016, 11:17:51 PM
Spoiler
[close]

 :coolsmiley:
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Post by: Paully on Tuesday 25 October 2016, 09:36:10 AM
Poorest Heyman segment I have ever seen!
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Tuesday 25 October 2016, 12:33:04 PM
I see Emmalina was the highlight of RAW once again. Top stuff.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 25 October 2016, 12:35:24 PM
 :lol:

Not hard in all fairness.
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Post by: Mike on Tuesday 25 October 2016, 12:38:21 PM
This thread is a disgrace.

:lol: Why'd you make it, then?
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Post by: Slim on Tuesday 25 October 2016, 10:29:56 PM
Burn it to the ground
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Post by: Slim on Sunday 30 October 2016, 06:44:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ua3LfNCxXY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbRV7vbXpaw
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Post by: Paully on Tuesday 1 November 2016, 11:33:31 AM
Did nobody like Hell In A Cell or Raw then?!

I thought it was a good PPV – Sasha vs Charlotte and Owens vs Rollins were both very good matches!

Good opening and ending on Raw as well!
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Post by: Slim on Tuesday 1 November 2016, 12:42:16 PM
Did nobody like Hell In A Cell or Raw then?!

I thought it was a good PPV – Sasha vs Charlotte and Owens vs Rollins were both very good matches!

Good opening and ending on Raw as well!


Turned  Sasha vs Charlotte off soon as she was crippled but managed to get up and wrestle again.
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Post by: BlueStar on Tuesday 1 November 2016, 01:04:07 PM
It was a good match, didn't need any of the wankery at the start.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 1 November 2016, 01:09:38 PM
The Cell matches were all good but the other matches were poor IMO.
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Tuesday 1 November 2016, 08:42:47 PM
Starting to get impatient now. I don't want silly little vignettes, I want Emmalina to actually return already.
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Post by: Slim on Tuesday 1 November 2016, 09:03:22 PM
Anyone excited for the return of world of sport wrestling on ITV?
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Post by: SiLvOR on Wednesday 2 November 2016, 09:39:20 PM
Goldberg's little tumble was hard to watch
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 3 November 2016, 12:07:05 AM
Did nobody like Hell In A Cell or Raw then?!

I thought it was a good PPV – Sasha vs Charlotte and Owens vs Rollins were both very good matches!

Good opening and ending on Raw as well!


Turned  Sasha vs Charlotte off soon as she was crippled but managed to get up and wrestle again.

Yeah that was annoying. If Sasha was ok to just come back and fight, why was she willing to be stretchered out with a neck brace seconds earlier? Almost heelish, in a way.
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Post by: KaKa on Friday 4 November 2016, 12:09:16 AM
I did not start this thread. It is terrible. The worst.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 4 November 2016, 01:24:12 AM
We have evidence that says you did :pow:
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Sunday 6 November 2016, 07:14:24 PM
I've heard a rumour that KaKa watches WWE Superstars, he's that big a fan of the sport.
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Post by: Slim on Monday 14 November 2016, 09:57:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnuzouJahr8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt2GC0NBjAk
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Post by: SiLvOR on Tuesday 15 November 2016, 09:41:02 PM
I hate how strong Roman is made to look. All the f***ing time.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Tuesday 15 November 2016, 10:27:46 PM
Big Van Vader announced today that doctors have told him he has less than two years to live.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 17 November 2016, 11:34:08 PM
So after Undertaker's Smackdown showing, are they going for Taker v Styles at the Rumble, with Cena v Taker at WM33? And the inevitable equalling of Flair's record by Cena.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 18 November 2016, 01:27:26 AM
I was thinking that, not against that at all either if Cena has to break the record it's a pretty good way of going about it.

I was thinking about Survivor Series stuff though and I hope they don't have plans of moving the IC title to Raw :anguish:

They are fully capable of it too, instead of fixing the storylines and writing they'll just add more belts and think it's all OK when SmackDown is left with f*** all.

Don't really care about anything else on Sunday I just hope that doesn't happen.
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Post by: jdckelly on Friday 18 November 2016, 02:04:42 AM
makes no sense for either show, specifically screws over one of them and exactly the kind of decision I'd fully expect. Would basically leave the IC title back in the dust bin as the irrelevant one. 
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 18 November 2016, 02:12:11 AM
makes no sense for either show, specifically screws over one of them and exactly the kind of decision I'd fully expect. Would basically leave the IC title back in the dust bin as the irrelevant one. 

Yep, I'm really concerned it's exactly what's going to happen.
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Post by: Paully on Friday 18 November 2016, 07:39:50 AM
I thought the Brock - Goldberg segment was good - they built it up massively without any physical confrontation!
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Post by: Froggy on Friday 18 November 2016, 07:54:29 AM
Goldberg is still in decent nick, but he's going to gas out very quickly.
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Post by: Paully on Friday 18 November 2016, 08:01:05 AM
Goldberg is still in decent nick, but he's going to gas out very quickly.

Yeah to both!

He got some pop mind! Heyman was back to his best too after his howler a few weeks ago!
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Post by: Ste on Friday 18 November 2016, 08:44:18 AM
Tweaked his shoulder in that segment and has said his body feels awful.

Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk

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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 18 November 2016, 11:01:59 AM
Goldberg is still in decent nick, but he's going to gas out very quickly.

Aye Batista and The Rock looked in great shape when they came back but when they actually had to wrestle they were tired very quickly. :lol:

They were both in better shape as well.
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Post by: Froggy on Friday 18 November 2016, 11:08:19 AM
He can save some energy by getting suplexed into oblivion anyway.
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Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Friday 18 November 2016, 12:03:04 PM
it's gonna hard suck
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Post by: O'Neill on Friday 18 November 2016, 12:21:03 PM
Goldberg is the 1998 version of the Ultimate Warrior. Great at the two minute squash match but extremely limited once you go beyond that.

The Lesnar match will probably go like this. Very slow start with plenty of 'false starts' and posturing. Eventually they'll get going and Lesnar will assume control. Expect suplexes and plenty of rest holds. I fully expect there to be a good five minutes of Lesnar putting on that kimura lock (or whatever it is) and going through the motions of Goldberg struggling to escape, then almost escaping, then breaking out. Possibly even rinse and repeat to burn a bit more time.

I'm half expecting an Undertaker interference in the SS elimination match. Not sure why but it may be a way to eliminate someone and set up a potential future match.
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Post by: Decky on Friday 18 November 2016, 03:31:31 PM
They're not still wheeling the Undertaker out are they? :lol: He's gonna die in the ring ffs.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 18 November 2016, 03:43:28 PM
I watched HIAC and have sacked it off since, is there anything worth watching or should I just purge it all?

I am interested in the progress of Emma, I must admit.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 18 November 2016, 04:10:12 PM
I enjoy Smackdown most of the time, Raw is s**** though outside of Jericho and Owens.
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Post by: cookidge on Monday 21 November 2016, 03:24:44 AM
Goldberg omg. Just dropped my phone.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 21 November 2016, 08:33:55 AM
I'm not sure that they could have booked that any worse. I shouldn't be surprised really as short sighted is all they do now.
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Post by: Interpolic on Monday 21 November 2016, 09:03:19 AM
Just reading about it, why the hell would they do that?
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Post by: Interpolic on Monday 21 November 2016, 09:08:13 AM
Just watched it on YouTube, what were they thinking there man
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 21 November 2016, 09:59:31 AM
It really makes no logical sense. Years of putting Lesnar over as an unbeatable monster who beat the Undertaker at Wrestlemania totally undone in a couple of minutes by a 50-year-old guy who likely won't be working any more dates for the company.

It might have made a bit of sense if Lesnar was packing it in but assuming he's back it doesn't do anything for anyone.
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Post by: Froggy on Monday 21 November 2016, 10:28:06 AM
It's Goldberg lads, the original unbeatable monster.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 21 November 2016, 12:00:27 PM
I honestly don't care.

Honestly I'd rather they forget the streak thing ever happened really, if you persist with the streak rub it's just going to be a endless cycle of Superman pushes.

Think about it, say the next great Superstar beated Brock he'd be pushed to the moon and the guy beats him and so on.

It's a vicious cycle of Superman pushes and I personally don't want that.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 21 November 2016, 12:52:37 PM
It's WWE, it's how Vince does business. Big man with a look he likes gets big push until new big man arrives. That won't change until Vince is gone.
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Monday 21 November 2016, 01:10:52 PM
Sounds like a right laugh, might actually have to watch it.
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Post by: nufcjb on Monday 21 November 2016, 02:39:20 PM
Apparently they've made it to look like Goldberg from the WCW era to get him over like from that time. This was done because they've agreed a deal this past week to a rematch which Lesnar was pushing for. Lesnar didn't want the feud to end after 1 match. So for the money, he agreed to the squash finish.

And looks like Goldberg will work the Royal Rumble match too. It's in a bigger arena than usual and he's agreed a deal to work that too according to reports. So looks like it'll lead to a rematch at Mania33.
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Post by: Skeletor on Monday 21 November 2016, 02:53:42 PM
I loved it personally and marked out hard.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 21 November 2016, 03:07:16 PM
It's WWE, it's how Vince does business. Big man with a look he likes gets big push until new big man arrives. That won't change until Vince is gone.

Well yeah and it's what I was afraid of :lol:
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Post by: TBG on Monday 21 November 2016, 03:15:13 PM
Apparently they've made it to look like Goldberg from the WCW era to get him over like from that time. This was done because they've agreed a deal this past week to a rematch which Lesnar was pushing for. Lesnar didn't want the feud to end after 1 match. So for the money, he agreed to the squash finish.

And looks like Goldberg will work the Royal Rumble match too. It's in a bigger arena than usual and he's agreed a deal to work that too according to reports. So looks like it'll lead to a rematch at Mania33.

Austin to cost Goldberg the win setting up Austin Vs Goldberg at Wrestlemania 34. #20yearsinthemaking.
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Post by: Mike on Monday 21 November 2016, 03:35:06 PM
:lol: Took a look at the results. Nevermind that Goldberg s****. f***ing Kane got a win?!
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 21 November 2016, 03:35:53 PM
Pre show nonsense, kind of stuff happens all the time. Most don't even watch it. :lol:
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 21 November 2016, 03:43:21 PM
I'm not sure what I'm looking forward to more for Wrestlemania. Goldberg vs Lesnar IV, Cena winning the World Title or the inevitable Hogan return where he kills the momentum of some upcoming heel by dropping the leg on them.
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Post by: TBG on Monday 21 November 2016, 03:55:03 PM
Hogan return where he kills the momentum of some upcoming heel by dropping the leg on them.

Retires Mark Henry.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Monday 21 November 2016, 08:03:18 PM
I was excited because I heard it was worth watching. And that 5-on-5 was pretty good with some awesome moments.

But 50-year-old ring-rusted Goldberg squashed Brock f***ing Lesnar? :lol: :lol: :lol:

One of the dumbest booking decisions they've made and that's really saying something. But ah well, the company's a mess these days. Hard to get too upset.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 22 November 2016, 02:26:38 AM
I don't think an exceptionally short squash match is nearly as dumb as letting 50 year old billy goldberg try and wrestle for 20 odds minutes

also, is Shane dead?
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Tuesday 22 November 2016, 02:05:46 PM
STILL NO EMMALINA. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.
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Post by: Slim on Sunday 27 November 2016, 04:10:38 PM
Class promo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H5ZrTDc7Pk
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Post by: cubaricho on Wednesday 7 December 2016, 07:51:17 AM
 Man, working in Hollywood has been pretty weird but tonight takes the cake. I go to meet up with my friend for dinner, and he tells me he's bringing his new girlfriend. When she shows up, it's actually an ex-WWE diva. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



(Maxine for anyone keeping tabs on divas)
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Post by: TBG on Wednesday 7 December 2016, 03:43:16 PM
I see Big Show got his annual push.
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Post by: O'Neill on Thursday 8 December 2016, 10:04:55 AM
I see Big Show got his annual push.

It's only six or seven weeks until the Royal Rumble. Need to get him back on TV looking 'dangerous' so they can push the idea that Show is so big that nobody will be able to lift him over the top rope to eliminate him from the Rumble. Sets him up nicely to be thrown out by Strowman as he gets the push as the new unbeatable monster big man.

Same for Mark Henry.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Wednesday 14 December 2016, 02:47:15 PM
Really enjoyed Raw :thup:

Can't tell if it was a positive mindset or a good episode, but aye.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Thursday 15 December 2016, 11:56:59 AM
WWE have announced a tournament to crown a UK Champion.
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Post by: Slim on Thursday 15 December 2016, 02:11:21 PM
WWE have announced a tournament to crown a UK Champion.

Hope Wolfgang comes out with the ICW title and says he is already the UK champion like Flair did
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Thursday 15 December 2016, 02:24:52 PM
WWE have announced a tournament to crown a UK Champion.

Hope Wolfgang comes out with the ICW title and says he is already the UK champion like Flair did
He's in the tournament apparently. The talk is it's going to be a weekly thing ongoing and it'll be all UK indi wrestlers, who will still be allowed to wrestle with their current promotions. Find that last bit hard to believe though. Got my tickets for the Sunday.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 15 December 2016, 02:28:00 PM
Couple of WCPW guys in there too, I don't want them to leave :(
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Post by: jdckelly on Thursday 15 December 2016, 02:28:17 PM
nice belt for it

(https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/belt.png?w=821&strip=all)
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 15 December 2016, 02:28:59 PM
There's rumours going around that the recent of World of Sport wrestling has them shitting themselves for some reason, the UK is their 2nd biggest market and it being on ITV means they have access to every home in the UK.

Funny as hell that a company as huge as WWE is shitting themselves at ITV :lol: But it's apparently where we are and the reason this UK tournament thing is happening.

Same reason why NXT is basically used to take all the indie talent, it's the new age version of Vince buying out all the territories in the 80s basically.
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Post by: jdckelly on Thursday 15 December 2016, 02:29:48 PM
There's rumours going around that the recent of World of Sport wrestling has them shitting themselves for some reason, the UK is their 2nd biggest market and it being on ITV means they have access to every home in the UK.

Funny as hell that a company as huge as WWE is shitting themselves at ITV :lol: But it's apparently where we are and the reason this UK tournament thing is happening.

Same reason why NXT is basically used to take all the indie talent, it's the new age version of Vince buying out all the territories in the 80s basically.
they have seen the usual quality of s*** ITV vomits out right?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 15 December 2016, 02:30:31 PM
I doubt it :lol:
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Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 15 December 2016, 02:31:13 PM
Just had a class idea lads. Time to start NOWF, run 1 or 2 shows (live on Dave), maybe pay Kurt Angle a tenner to make an appearance at one of them, then sell the whole thing to a petrified Vince for £2bn.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 15 December 2016, 02:36:13 PM
Not sure the world is ready for Slim in all his "glory" tbh.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 15 December 2016, 02:47:17 PM
UK Champion.... as if Rusev won't be on his third reign by next Christmas :lol:
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Tuesday 20 December 2016, 03:36:34 PM
Good to hear a Geordie promo on Raw, a heel one too.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 20 December 2016, 03:43:54 PM
they replaced the penny tag team belts with silver ones like smackdown thank god
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Post by: Ste on Tuesday 20 December 2016, 03:55:19 PM
Haven't watched this in a while so watched a bit of Roadblock. What is with Sasha tapping with 3 seconds to go, ffs?
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Monday 9 January 2017, 10:29:34 AM
Newcastle had the privelage of Ricochet v Ospreay on Saturday night. I'm not sure when WCPW stick their Loaded shows online but you should check it out, there were some great spots. Not a massive fan of Ospreay as I think he is a bit of a 'spot monkey', but him and Ricochet worked really well together.
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Post by: Anderson on Sunday 15 January 2017, 08:36:11 PM
This UK championship's surprisingly decent.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Sunday 15 January 2017, 10:04:40 PM
Yeah, my GF said it was decent. Was s*** Jack Swagger any good?

Heard Jimmy Snuka died today.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Sunday 15 January 2017, 10:13:01 PM
Seeing lots of people talking about Tyler Bate, going to have to start watching this.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 15 January 2017, 10:19:03 PM
I didn't watch the first day but watched today and it was class imo will probably go back and watch the rest.

Also the belt looks better than any of their belts apart from maybe the IC Title.

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Post by: AfroP on Monday 16 January 2017, 09:39:21 AM
RIP Superfly Jimmy Snukka :-(
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Monday 16 January 2017, 09:42:54 AM
I was there last night. Amazing event. I was so chuffed when Neville turned up for a match. You can see me marking out in the footage when he goes for the Red Arrow.
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Post by: O'Neill on Monday 16 January 2017, 10:02:18 AM
RIP Superfly Jimmy Snukka :-(

I wonder how many people actually saw much of Snuka in his prime? Definitely before my time. His initial WWF run including the feud with Piper was all wrapped up by 1985 before I was born. After that he didn't really do much of significance apart from being the first ECW champion. I don't remember any of his WWF returns other than the odd one-off appearances.
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Post by: La Parka on Monday 16 January 2017, 12:30:22 PM
RIP Snukka.

Pete Dunne reminds me of Owen Hart a lot.


What a f***ing final holy s***.
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Post by: KaKa on Monday 16 January 2017, 12:37:43 PM
 :hmm:
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Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 16 January 2017, 12:44:56 PM
RIP Superfly Jimmy Snukka :-(

I wonder how many people actually saw much of Snuka in his prime? Definitely before my time. His initial WWF run including the feud with Piper was all wrapped up by 1985 before I was born. After that he didn't really do much of significance apart from being the first ECW champion. I don't remember any of his WWF returns other than the odd one-off appearances.

Yeah, very little. Just did a little jump off the top rope and people went mental. I suppose that's how it works when you're the innovator.

Still, seems he likely murdered his girlfriend.

Sooo... RIP?
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Post by: AfroP on Monday 16 January 2017, 01:36:44 PM
RIP Superfly Jimmy Snukka :-(

I wonder how many people actually saw much of Snuka in his prime? Definitely before my time. His initial WWF run including the feud with Piper was all wrapped up by 1985 before I was born. After that he didn't really do much of significance apart from being the first ECW champion. I don't remember any of his WWF returns other than the odd one-off appearances.

Yeah, very little. Just did a little jump off the top rope and people went mental. I suppose that's how it works when you're the innovator.

Still, seems he likely murdered his girlfriend.

Sooo... RIP?

He was cleared of the charges a week before his death
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Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 16 January 2017, 01:55:49 PM
He was cleared because he was dying and deemed incapable of participating in the trial.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Monday 16 January 2017, 02:06:08 PM
Yup. He definitely did it.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 16 January 2017, 05:37:46 PM
I was wondering when someone was going to mention that, honestly he sounds like a nasty piece of work tbh.

His own daughter despises him, when you look around wrestling forums and reddit people seem to hate the bloke and the usual "RIP" is replaced by "f*** him".

I don't know enough about it to hate him personally but those that do seem to think he's a murderer among other things.

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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 16 January 2017, 10:40:11 PM
In more positive news.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2Ux67nXcAAPxQ2.jpg)
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Post by: Corrigan on Monday 16 January 2017, 11:11:40 PM
It's true , It's Damn true
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Monday 16 January 2017, 11:32:34 PM
Get in :thup: Angle's definitely in my all-time top 5. Wonder if he'll have a match too.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 16 January 2017, 11:49:55 PM
He spoke about that a little bit here...

http://www.espn.co.uk/wwe/story/_/id/18489557/kurt-angle-headline-wwe-hall-fame-class-2017

Quote
Angle said Monday that his new deal does not include a WrestleMania match.

"We have not talked about any wrestling," Angle said. "Whether we do or not, that remains to be seen. ... There are no guarantees. I think right now the most important thing is the Hall of Fame -- and I think both sides feel that way."

"I took this year off and enjoyed it thoroughly; almost too much, to the point where I was thinking maybe I'm not going to go back anywhere. But I really believe that the contract with WWE, whether I wrestle or not -- and there aren't any guarantees either way -- I feel like being an ambassador to the company is the most important thing for them and for me right now."

"If I had my last match with whomever, it would be AJ Styles or Seth Rollins."

If his music plays in the Rumble i might get overly excited. :lol: I loved Angle.
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Post by: B-more Mag on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 12:05:06 AM
RIP Superfly Jimmy Snukka :-(

I wonder how many people actually saw much of Snuka in his prime? Definitely before my time. His initial WWF run including the feud with Piper was all wrapped up by 1985 before I was born. After that he didn't really do much of significance apart from being the first ECW champion. I don't remember any of his WWF returns other than the odd one-off appearances.

My main memories of him involve my brother, older than me by six years, flopping his entire body weight on me after pretending to jump off the top turnbuckle, Snuka style. :lol:
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 12:13:40 AM
In more positive news.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2Ux67nXcAAPxQ2.jpg)
loved or loved to hate Angle. Well deserved
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Post by: Decky on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 06:51:22 AM
Dunno how you could hate Angle, he was fantastic back in the day in WWE.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 08:28:36 AM
He's a shoe in for a spot in the Rumble now.
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Post by: AfroP on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 08:57:50 AM
In more positive news.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2Ux67nXcAAPxQ2.jpg)

good shout. more well deserved than other folk that have been inducted
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Post by: Newcastle Fan on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 10:17:47 AM
Had him in an event for 3 days last October, top guy and really knows the business and has been in it as much as anyone, fully deserved, we did speak about a return to wrestling and while he wants to do it he's not really in the best health to do back especially due to his neck issues, so its a 50-50 chance.
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Post by: AfroP on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 11:13:49 AM
His feud with Stone cold was comedy gold
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 01:09:23 PM
Had him in an event for 3 days last October, top guy and really knows the business and has been in it as much as anyone, fully deserved, we did speak about a return to wrestling and while he wants to do it he's not really in the best health to do back especially due to his neck issues, so its a 50-50 chance.

Aye i doubt he wrestles again, not only his neck issues but he has a history of drug issues which i don't think they want to take a risk with. I know he says he's clean and he probably is but i doubt Vince will trust it.

It's just positive he finally gets what he deserves.
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Post by: TBG on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 01:22:47 PM
Had him in an event for 3 days last October, top guy and really knows the business and has been in it as much as anyone, fully deserved, we did speak about a return to wrestling and while he wants to do it he's not really in the best health to do back especially due to his neck issues, so its a 50-50 chance.

It's just positive he finally gets what he deserves.

But he's already in the TNA Hall of Fame?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 01:25:05 PM
:yao:
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Post by: B-more Mag on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 01:27:46 PM
Looky here, it's just the way the cookie tear
Prepare to get hurt and mangled like Kurt Angle rookie year

-- MF DOOM
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Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 10:28:53 PM
Kurt Angle is the greatest. I HATED him as only a proper heel could be hated. As a face I f***ing loved him. He was a genius and an awesome wrestler.

If he comes out at the rumble I'll megaspaff all over my wee brothers bike.
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Post by: O'Neill on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 10:26:08 AM
It's fantastic to see Kurt Angle being honoured. His contribution during his time in the WWF/E was phenomenal given that he arrived as a complete pro wrestling rookie and within a couple of years became one of the best main event performers in the industry.

His matches against Lesnar were a standout for me, as were those against Austin where he brought out the technical side of Austin's abilities.

I do hope though that he doesn't get involved in any wrestling. I've little doubt that he'd still be fantastic but with the injuries that he's had and the substance abuse that he's gotten involved in I wouldn't want him to suffer either again. Perhaps as a manager or even the GM of Smackdown etc he could contribute to a great role.
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Post by: MSC26 on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 11:56:40 AM
Angle deserves the HOF so much. Had some superb matches and some comedy moments that were epic.

I remember seeing him at the Arena in a triple threat against Rey Mysterio and Mark Henry. He was clearly in pain but still delivered any amounts of Angle Slams and Angle Locks in what was basically a finisher-fest.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 12:03:19 PM
It's fantastic to see Kurt Angle being honoured. His contribution during his time in the WWF/E was phenomenal given that he arrived as a complete pro wrestling rookie and within a couple of years became one of the best main event performers in the industry.

His matches against Lesnar were a standout for me, as were those against Austin where he brought out the technical side of Austin's abilities.

I do hope though that he doesn't get involved in any wrestling. I've little doubt that he'd still be fantastic but with the injuries that he's had and the substance abuse that he's gotten involved in I wouldn't want him to suffer either again. Perhaps as a manager or even the GM of Smackdown etc he could contribute to a great role.

I feel the same really, although if it's with the right person ( he's publicly spoke that he would like to wrestle Styles again) and both WWE and Angle are ok with it and want it then i'm ok with it but preferably it would just be no more than one match.

I agree on the GM stuff btw, i think that's very likely down the road.
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Post by: TBG on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 12:07:55 PM
If he does face Styles there ain't no way he takes the Style Clash for the finish.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 12:15:20 PM
Angle is crazy tbh, it's part of the reason for his issues that he bumps like a raving lunatic. I wouldn't be surprised if he agreed to almost anything, convincing Vince and the higher ups of that finish might be a tougher sell.
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Post by: jdckelly on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 12:16:21 PM
It's fantastic to see Kurt Angle being honoured. His contribution during his time in the WWF/E was phenomenal given that he arrived as a complete pro wrestling rookie and within a couple of years became one of the best main event performers in the industry.

His matches against Lesnar were a standout for me, as were those against Austin where he brought out the technical side of Austin's abilities.

I do hope though that he doesn't get involved in any wrestling. I've little doubt that he'd still be fantastic but with the injuries that he's had and the substance abuse that he's gotten involved in I wouldn't want him to suffer either again. Perhaps as a manager or even the GM of Smackdown etc he could contribute to a great role.
its rather insane how quickly he picked it up but a testament to his own natural charisma and talent.
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Post by: Beren on Thursday 19 January 2017, 10:24:26 PM
The Goldberg golf video :lol: :thup:
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Post by: Slim on Thursday 19 January 2017, 10:56:39 PM
ICW going on the WWE network
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Friday 20 January 2017, 01:15:29 AM
Any excuse to post this Angle classic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJyYlBZgE0I
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Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 20 January 2017, 05:54:14 AM
:lol:
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Post by: Decky on Friday 20 January 2017, 08:21:38 AM
Yes! Lets post our favourite Kurt Angle moments!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z1YBy38fXQ
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Post by: Decky on Friday 20 January 2017, 08:31:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNUw9MsIJ7c

I loved this era. :lol:
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Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Saturday 21 January 2017, 08:45:47 PM
Angle was unreal in TNA. Some mental, mental bumps too. Pretty rigid near the end though.
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Post by: Paully on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 07:49:18 AM
Some great hyping for the Rumble with the end Raw segment!


Spoiler!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154442775646443&id=7175346442&_rdr
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 08:22:14 AM
Who is winning this year? I stopped watching when they started loading Raw full of star names because Smackdown was generally the better show.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 08:57:51 AM
I haven't watched since October. I just can't be arsed to keep up with it all and I get way more enjoyment out of WCPW.

Saying that, I'll be watching the Rumble. Is it worth me watching Raw / Smackdown or would I be cush just watching the Rumble?
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 09:30:41 AM
Who is winning this year? I stopped watching when they started loading Raw full of star names because Smackdown was generally the better show.

Nobody has a clue, they have actually done a good job of making it seem like multiple guys have a chance of winning it.

It's one of the reasons I'm looking forward to it tbh, BTW Smackdown is such a superior show these days it's not even funny.

Storylines, writing and the booking are leagues ahead for some reason. The talent hasn't even been an issue for me because of that and quite frankly Raw has consistently ruined that talent so much that it doesn't even bother me.

I genuinely enjoy it tbh, hopefully it continues. Raw is absolutely trash mind you and I barely look at anything but youtube clips anymore.
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Post by: TBG on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 10:14:31 AM
Who is winning this year?

Daniel Bryan.

Has the power to enter himself in it. Want's to prove he's fit enough and still got it.

Seems pointless to give it to one of the part timers. So it'll probably be The Undertaker winning it and going out as champion at Wrestlemania.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 10:29:41 AM
So by that token it'll be a Raw guy winning it?

The potential Wrestlemania matches don't really inspire me to be fair:

Seth Rollins vs Triple H
Brock Lesnar vs Goldberg
Undertaker vs The Big Strow
The Big Show vs Shaq

I'm sure they'll have actual wrestling matches with full time wrestlers too mind.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 10:41:04 AM
It might be a RAW guy because Smackdown has the Elimination Chamber coming up, but who knows really.

BTW Undertaker vs Strowman isn't happening, Vince scrapped it. No idea what the plan is now though, I imagine the Rumble will tell all in that department.

Although it is Vince and he changes his mind every 5 seconds so he might decide to do it again :lol: Like I say though that will become clear at the Rumble.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 10:58:09 AM
I can't see beyond Vince pushing Strowman. He's back in full on early 90s mode where all the stars have to look massive. They'll probably have him win the Rumble then the belt from Reigns at Wrestlemania.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 11:23:34 AM
Nah, can't see Strowman winning the Rumble. I think he'll just be another Big Show type without the early - mid career success.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 11:53:44 AM
Nah, can't see Strowman winning the Rumble. I think he'll just be another Big Show type without the early - mid career success.

I think so too, they'll alude to it but like with Big Show he'll eventually be eliminated with a group effort or a "great show of strength".
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Post by: TBG on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 11:57:21 AM
Wonder if Brock is strong enough to F5 him over the top.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 12:22:02 PM
From the Raw results I'm trying to figure out if this is Monday Night Raw or Monday Nitro 98. The only things missing are Hogan & Nash.

Crusierweights with no storylines, no character development and little crowd interest? Check.
Dull tag team wrestling that nobody cares about because everyone has been buried? Check.
Aging stars that will struggle to put on more than a three minute match on PPV? Check.
Boring three hour show that nobody can sit through? Check.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 12:24:43 PM
Whole thing is terrible, i only look at Youtube clips so i have some semblance of what's going on if i want to watch a PPV. Writing is terrible, booking is terrible, storylines is terrible and so on.

They actually have talent i like but when all the above is happening i can't care about any of it, if i didn't enjoy Smackdown i'd sack it off completely like most other people. Brand split actually creating an alternative is the only good thing, if it went back to just Raw it would be horrible and there's no way i'd watch it.
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Post by: Sammys_Tekkers on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 01:52:50 PM
Some great hyping for the Rumble with the end Raw segment!


Spoiler!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154442775646443&id=7175346442&_rdr

Can't wait for the main man Corbin to eliminate all of them  :aww:
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Post by: wormy on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 01:53:15 PM
My friend keeps trying to get me back into wrestling. What I've briefly seen looks s**** these days but I'm giving in to Royal Rumble due to AJ Styles and the hope of Samoa Joe. And a RR drinking game through which I'll just get paralytic if the show itself is no fun.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 02:25:22 PM
The Rumble itself will be good imo due to it being unpredictable this year because they haven't given it away like they have recently weeks ahead of time.

Since Edge won it in 2010 every year since they made it obvious who was winning it but this year it feels like there's a lot of different ways it can go.

AJ and Cena too because both of their matches have been great, I'm not prepared to stick my neck out on the rest mind. :lol:
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 02:30:51 PM
The Rumble itself will be good imo due to it being unpredictable this year because they haven't given it away like they have recently weeks ahead of time.

AJ and Cena too because both of their matches have been great, I'm not prepared to stick my neck out on the rest mind. :lol:
to be fair with last years no one saw that winner coming. And the rumbles usually enjoyable regardless. Owens vs Reigns might be a decent match but you know the result right now.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 02:39:08 PM
HHH was obvious as well because Reigns attacked him going into it, they telegraphed the hell out of it.

Which is what I mean, they haven't really alluded strongly in any direction.

Reigns and Owens can be good, but I'm not prepared to say it will be for obvious reasons. Where as AJ and Cena I'm certain will be so I'm a bit more confident in that.
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Post by: O'Neill on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 03:01:57 PM
The funny thing is that they could have made the Rumble great last year had Dean Ambrose thrown Triple H out at the end. It would have been an excellent swerve and probably benefited everyone involved.

Ambrose would have had the title. They could then have gone on to do Triple H vs Reigns at Wrestlemania without the belt and the crowd probably would have got behind Reigns because up until the Rumble daftness they were starting to get behind him.

I'm going to say that wrestling wise Cena vs Styles will be great. But why aren't they doing a huge angle with Cena trying to equal Flair's record? For me the ending has to be Cena about to win and Flair coming down to cost him the belt. There is a unique story there that could run months which they don't seem to have much interest in pursuing.
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Post by: jdckelly on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 03:08:17 PM
my only guess is they're saving it for mania.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 04:40:44 PM
They are in the sense that's what the story being told is, only thing is Flair hasn't got involved. Well that and that Cena is 0-3 against Styles, they are pushing that angle too.

I would be surprised if the finish is easy for Cena tbh, they have building towards this for a while now and an easy, clean win would seem a bit of an anti climax.

I wouldn't even be that shocked if Cena won it in the Elimination Chamber next month really, one thing seems certain that he's winning it between now and WM.

I'll be seriously impressed if they push it out any further considering their obvious lack of patience.
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Post by: healthyaddiction on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 05:43:04 PM
The Rumble itself will be good imo due to it being unpredictable this year because they haven't given it away like they have recently weeks ahead of time.

AJ and Cena too because both of their matches have been great, I'm not prepared to stick my neck out on the rest mind. :lol:
to be fair with last years no one saw that winner coming. And the rumbles usually enjoyable regardless. Owens vs Reigns might be a decent match but you know the result right now.

Everyone saw last years winner coming.
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Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 26 January 2017, 01:07:47 AM
I think they'll give Strowman or Taker the Rumble win because Lesnar, Rollins and Goldberg will have other things on at Mania. The only other option is a surprise like Finn Balor or Samoa Joe.

Raw and SD have been good lately, especially AJ Styles - he and Jericho have been the best by far for months. Kinda curious about this year's Mania, looks set to be better than 2016's even if they don't book Taker v Cena. I thought of 8 top matches the other day and it still left off Ambrose, Miz, Zayn, New Day, Rusev and both women's titles. I just hope they give AJ Styles a top match.
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Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 26 January 2017, 02:28:40 AM
They have more talent than last year, either due to returning injuries or hirings so I expect to be a lot better.

The bigger question will they actually book it properly, which is still up in the air obviously but we'll see.

I'm cautiously optimistic at the moment because they have built the Rumble well and there's going to be an Elimination Chamber in the build towards Wrestlemania too which I personally always enjoy.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 26 January 2017, 07:59:00 AM
They have more talent than last year, either due to returning injuries or hirings so I expect to be a lot better.

T