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by Mafro » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:37 am

KK wrote:920,000 for World of Sport Wrestling last night on ITV1. Doesn’t include consolidated numbers from +1, Hub, today’s morning replay so should go up another 500,000 at least.

Doesn't include the numbers for the HD channel either.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Mafro » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:16 pm

What's going on with this big Elias push. Is he one of those gooseberry fool gimmick characters that no one likes but Vince thinks it's hilarious so he's getting massive push?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by KK » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:32 pm

There's a 13 or so minute Live musical performance of his now on the WWE Network from a bar in New Orleans. I was watching it and it really did feel like someone had taken The Rock's Rock Concert scripts and passed it to Elias instead. On RAW they've done the whole 'don't smash my guitar!' shtick about 3 times now (which Rock also did with Steve Austin the first time). And of course he smashes up a load of guitars like Jeff Jarrett used to do.

I haven't listened to his iTunes release though. :dread:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:37 pm

Mafro wrote:What's going on with this big Elias push. Is he one of those gooseberry fool gimmick characters that no one likes but Vince thinks it's hilarious so he's getting massive push?


I think Elias is great at interacting with a live crowd. He was very popular at the Birmingham house show I went to in may. He seems fairly decent in the ring to me as well. I can't imagine him getting to the next level with his current gimmick though.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Mafro » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:31 pm

Madison Rayne is going to be in the Mae Young Classic.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by KK » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:14 pm

WWE just emailed to say that following RAW tonight there’s a spoof documentary about the making of Elias’ new album: Walk With Elias - The Documentary.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:46 pm

Having got watched the highlights it appeared to be the best raw for quite a while with some actual character development of Lesnar. Although my assumption is that Heyman will turn on Brock and cost him the title, either for Reigns or the MITB (strowman or Owens) holder to cash in.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Slimgrady » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:49 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Having got watched the highlights it appeared to be the best raw for quite a while with some actual character development of Lesnar. Although my assumption is that Heyman will turn on Brock and cost him the title, either for Reigns or the MITB (strowman or Owens) holder to cash in.

It would’ve been so much better if it was Lashley instead of Reigns, he could benefit a lot with Heyman as his mouth piece on a monster heel run, basically just turn him into the black Brock Lesnar (Black Lesnar?).

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Slimgrady » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:05 pm

The fight network on 192 is gone already? Didn’t last long, some Elvis show is on now.
Edit: it’s on 455 now.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Dangerblade » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:27 pm

Where's the NJPW crew? You been keeping up with the G1? Because Omega/Ishii and Naito/Ibushi from today were both incredible, especially the former. They beat the absolute gooseberry fool out of eachother.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Minty14 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:55 pm

Dangerblade wrote:Where's the NJPW crew? You been keeping up with the G1? Because Omega/Ishii and Naito/Ibushi from today were both incredible, especially the former. They beat the absolute gooseberry fool out of eachother.

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B Block is crushing it this year in general. Shows that NJPW have the belts on the right people I guess. Ishii is an absolute beast this year and it'll be great to see him get a title match now.

I think we're heading for an Ibushi - Tanahashi final. In his current state, I reckon Okada will be beaten by Tanahashi on the final block night. Saying that, if there's one draw this year, it'll be Omega - Ibushi, which would put Omega through to the final.

Either way, it's more unpredictable than ever, even at this stage.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Mafro » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:18 pm

Ishii 8-)

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Banjo » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:10 pm

I am quietly optimistic that I may be able to get a ticket to the B Block Final. If I can, seeing Omega/Ibushi live, lawd...

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Dangerblade » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:40 pm

Banjo wrote:I am quietly optimistic that I may be able to get a ticket to the B Block Final. If I can, seeing Omega/Ibushi live, lawd...

At the current rate you're going to witness DEATH.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Banjo » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:59 pm

HYPPPPPPEEEEEEE

The G1 Final is obviously sold out, but from looking online I think remaining tickets for B Block Final have to be bought in Japan (unless you want to pay ridiculous prices). Fingers crossed!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Mafro » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:25 pm

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Banjo wrote:I am quietly optimistic that I may be able to get a ticket to the B Block Final. If I can, seeing Omega/Ibushi live, lawd...

At the current rate you're going to witness DEATH.

Apparently Takahashi is out for at least 8-12 months :(

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by KK » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:40 pm

Slammiversary is listed on Showcase/Fight Network tonight from 10pm. My TV guide doesn’t say the year however.

EDIT: it was the 2016 version (same day as Orlando club shooting).

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by KK » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:39 pm


How embarrassing that WWE is locked in with these people...

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Lotus » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:51 pm

Bit bizarre seeing Joe Hendry on WOS at the weekend. Needs Simon Miller on there next.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Mafro » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:44 am

Can't see WoS getting renewed at this rate. Number of viewers were down last week and they'll be well down this week with the premier league returning. It's a shame Viper turned down the Mae Young Classic for this.

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