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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Corazon de Leon » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:30 pm

KK wrote:WWE statement:

WWE has operated in the Middle East for nearly 20 years and has developed a sizable and dedicated fan base. Considering the heinous crime committed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Company faced a very difficult decision as it relates to its event scheduled for November 2 in Riyadh. Similar to other U.S.-based companies who plan to continue operations in Saudi Arabia, the Company has decided to uphold its contractual obligations to the General Sports Authority and stage the event. Full year 2018 guidance is predicated on the staging of the Riyadh event as scheduled.

Time to get the beers in next Friday evening for this shambles, then.


Absolutely not, won't be watching that.

Going ahead with this event might be the straw that breaks my back in terms of the WWE and bad business practices - I've only watched the Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania for years now and I reckon I might cut them out as well going forward.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:34 pm

But Hogan is going to be there as well! He’s gonna hulk up once again for the Saudis, brother.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Minty14 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:46 pm

I wish I could somehow unsubscribe from the network even more than I already have.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Kanbei » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:19 pm

The end of this weeks NXT. 2 and a half minutes of brilliance.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:24 pm

Watching RAW and SmackDown this week and this Evolution PPV doesn’t feel like a big deal whatsoever. The build-up has been below that of any other B show you care to think of. Even with the Roman Reigns announcement, both shows went off the air focussed on the Dean Ambrose heel turn and the World Cup featuring nobody from anywhere else in the world.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Dangerblade » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:45 pm

KK wrote:Watching RAW and SmackDown this week and this Evolution PPV doesn’t feel like a big deal whatsoever. The build-up has been below that of any other B show you care to think of. Even with the Roman Reigns announcement, both shows went off the air focussed on the Dean Ambrose heel turn and the World Cup featuring nobody from anywhere else in the world.

It's almost as if that literally the only reason they are doing the PPV is because it makes them think that doing their male-only blood money Saudi Arabia shows are justifiable.

Anybody that gives money to this transparent shitshow of a company in 2018 is a moron.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Floex » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:10 am

I see Cena is now off the blood money show.

No idea why they’re still going ahead with the show now, especially since they’ve admitted the murder was predetermined.

Wrestling goes hand in hand with that then :slol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:52 am

I wonder how they're going to write him out. Same possibly for Daniel Bryan if he chooses not to go.

It would be terrible if they advertise both all the way up until the show and then pull the old bait and switch, which would just add to the low rent nature of this event. May as well screw a few people over who still insist on buying it through conventional PPV.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:38 am

Genuinely debating whether to even stay up for Evolution. Alexa Bliss has been replaced by Alicia Fox. :lol: The two best in-ring performers on the main roster are doing nothing of note either. Asuka is the Battle Royale and Banks in a six women tag match. It's like they're actively trying to sabotage the PPV.

At least they've included NXT in it. So there'll be one decent match. Actually the Mae Young Classic finale should be good too.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:39 pm

Catching up with the plethora of Road To Power Struggle shows I've missed. Ibushi high-fiving the too sweets... :wub:

How are there like 8 shows already? :lol: I'm up to the second...

Edit: Not all of them were broadcast it seems, so I only have two to catch up with now. That match with LIJ and Sabin / Kushida was soooo good. 8-)

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Mafro » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:49 pm

Was bored yesterday so subscribed to Stardom World and holy gooseberry fool it really good, everyone always looks like they're having so much fun I love it :lol: Quite different from any other promotions I watch since there's no commentary but the pre and post-match promos are all subtitled. Need to go back and watch some Io Shirai and Kairi matches.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:42 pm

Quite the sycophantic KickOff show this is!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:54 pm

KK wrote:Quite the sycophantic KickOff show this is!


That word was too big for me, I had to look it up. I also forgot the pre show had started, will take a look.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:00 pm

I’m being extra dense. Forgot the ppv was starting at 11pm uk time.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:03 pm

I completely forgot that our clocks going backwards aren't in sync with the US, and missed the pre-show! What was the pre-show match? Anything interesting happen?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:05 pm

Things off to a good start, Michael Cole’s microphone not working and a terrible band.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:06 pm

KK wrote:Things off to a good start, Michael Cole’s microphone not working and a terrible band.


At least they let a man play the drums :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:07 pm

I'm not so sure Michael Cole's mic not working is a bad start. :lol: It sounded to me like he was telling someone else their mic wasn't connected though. :(

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:08 pm

BAKA wrote:I completely forgot that our clocks going backwards aren't in sync with the US, and missed the pre-show! What was the pre-show match? Anything interesting happen?

Nothing.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:09 pm

One positive, we have a new set.

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