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Offline toontownman

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« Reply #6125 on: Monday 6 April 2020, 04:56:11 AM »
Firefly Funhouse was amazing and completely and utterly bonkers!
Yeah I think tonight will be very divisive in terms of opinions. Lots of things people will either love or hate. Fun house was whack. I preferred the Bone Yard match but in many ways they are very different things with different aims. Still pissing myself over the cena dead arms segment!

Rhea vs Flair was probably the best match for me. I wanted Rhea to win but it makes total sense to throw Charlotte down to NXT in the hopes of a few more viewers. Interesting to see if they move Rhea up or have her come back for revenge after the winner of next weeks ladder match is done with Charlotte.

Orton vs Edge was a real slug fest and fight. I felt it probably went on far too long but I know other people would have loved every minute of it.

Tag match wasn't anything special but the Bianca run in saved it. Like where they might go forward with that. Likewise Black vs Lashley and Ziggler vs Otis. Would have been different in front of a crowd.

Smackdown Womens match was slightly better than expected but I had basement expectations. Some weird awkward moments but it was passable.

So many of the matches would have been so different with a live crowd. Happy but gutted for Drew. Bittersweet for him. While I thought he had to be winning the still managed to sucker me in a little that Brock might pull off a win that would break the IWC. It did cross my mind maybe they would hold off his win and let him fight Lesnar in the future with a live crowd to give Drew his moment. Glad they didn't and I look forward to his reign and a champion around every week.

All in all a much better than expected couple of nights with some memorable moments, a couple of good set ups going forward and mainly the right decisions in title changes/results.
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« Reply #6126 on: Monday 6 April 2020, 10:43:28 AM »
Charlotte match was best imo. Edge match was just too long and hurt by no crowd. Put Drew over super strong again shame no crowd. The Firefly thing was a mixed bag. Didn't hate, didn't like it.

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« Reply #6127 on: Monday 6 April 2020, 12:42:18 PM »
I preferred night 1, night 2 felt like a slog in comparison.

Firefly Funhouse was hilarious though.

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« Reply #6128 on: Monday 6 April 2020, 02:43:15 PM »
Wasn't a fan of the funhouse, just seemed overlay daft.

Night 1 the better of the 2 for me, overall thought they done a decent job given the circumstances
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« Reply #6129 on: Monday 6 April 2020, 03:53:41 PM »
Feel sorry for Drew not only was nobody there it was also one of the shittest main events ever

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« Reply #6130 on: Tuesday 7 April 2020, 05:36:07 AM »
Pretty much only enjoyed the firefly funhouse. Most the matches were fine, but the flatness of the zero crowd is killer. Not just a wwe issue obviously. However, those two main title matches. Just abysmal. At least the part time old fellas aren't champion anymore. I guess.

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« Reply #6131 on: Tuesday 7 April 2020, 05:46:05 PM »
Can't believe I flicked through that show   :anguish: :anguish:

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« Reply #6132 on: Wednesday 8 April 2020, 06:33:28 PM »
'Rock over London, Rock on Chicago! Wheaties: breakfast of champions.'

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« Reply #6133 on: Wednesday 8 April 2020, 06:50:35 PM »
Similar to the Montreal Screwjob, Russo and Cornette have to make it all about them and how much they hate each other.

Offline toontownman

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« Reply #6134 on: Wednesday 8 April 2020, 10:04:43 PM »
Watched the bruiser brody one and as someone else said it was a) really well put together and b) hard to watch without feeling dread and sadness. What a waste of life and injustice. I know tony atlas is mental but I believed every word he said.
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« Reply #6135 on: Thursday 9 April 2020, 06:37:40 PM »
Seen all the first series, the Bruiser Brody ep was really good. Shocking that the bloke hasn't ever been done for it.

Just watched Edge's doc on the network, pretty good and hit me right in the feels :lol:
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Offline Skeletor

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« Reply #6136 on: Friday 10 April 2020, 02:37:19 PM »
The Revival have finally got their release from WWE.
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« Reply #6137 on: Friday 10 April 2020, 02:41:33 PM »
Because their contract ended, or because the WWE/Vince are that petty they'd allow their release during the worst possible time to be on the indy scene

Offline toontownman

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« Reply #6138 on: Friday 10 April 2020, 02:51:33 PM »
They were already at home not getting paid apparently. Think one of their contracts expired and seems they released the other one a few weeks early so they could go together.

A bit moot as AEW is taped until May. I guess they are free to make vignettes!
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« Reply #6139 on: Friday 10 April 2020, 03:26:13 PM »
Any moment now "Revival are #AEW".

Not sure how they'd fit in right now though. We've currently got loads of tag teams in AEW...

Young Bucks
SCU
Private Party
Lucha Brothers
Jurrassic Express
Best Friends
Nightmare Collective
Dark Order
The Elite
Santana and Ortiz

Be some great matches though. Interesting to see them with a bit more freedom.
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« Reply #6140 on: Friday 10 April 2020, 03:50:03 PM »
Any moment now "Revival are #AEW".

IMMEDIATE CEASE AND DESIST

The Top Guys might be #AEW pretty soon though.

Offline toontownman

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« Reply #6141 on: Friday 10 April 2020, 05:21:23 PM »
Revival have been a part of some of my favourite tag matches of all time. I am excited to see them unleashed again after being absolutely wasted on RAW/Smackdown. Shame nxt holding on to talent came a year or two too late.  Revival will pull viewers to AEW, although most of the fans likely already watch!
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« Reply #6142 on: Monday 13 April 2020, 08:47:34 PM »
Got a month of free network.

Reliving my favourite days 1997-2002.

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« Reply #6143 on: Tuesday 14 April 2020, 01:16:18 AM »
Got around to watching last week’s Dynamite. Jericho on commentary - Awesome! Women’s match was highly entertaining, though I do think the wrong person won. Britt Baker is a superstar. Hyped for Moxley vs Hager. Those video packages worked a treat.

Offline samptime29

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« Reply #6144 on: Tuesday 14 April 2020, 01:28:56 AM »
Got around to watching last week’s Dynamite. Jericho on commentary - Awesome! Women’s match was highly entertaining, though I do think the wrong person won. Britt Baker is a superstar. Hyped for Moxley vs Hager. Those video packages worked a treat.

Jericho was class on commentary like. Really enjoyed him, made it better.

Watching a bit of RAW atm. Main event of Drew/Andrade should be a canny match, empty arena does hurt tho.

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« Reply #6145 on: Tuesday 14 April 2020, 11:19:35 AM »
The XFL has filed for bankruptcy.

Should've used his money to try and get Linda elected, again.

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« Reply #6146 on: Tuesday 14 April 2020, 12:00:14 PM »
The XFL has filed for bankruptcy.

Should've used his money to try and get Linda elected, again.

That lasted a long time.

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« Reply #6147 on: Tuesday 14 April 2020, 01:28:28 PM »
Does this mean Vince is going to fire himself?
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« Reply #6148 on: Tuesday 14 April 2020, 01:40:41 PM »
Did not see that coming.