The Wrestling Thread III: SmackDown Sucks

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:20 am

Felt really bland following the Last Woman Standing match. A hard act to follow though.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:25 am

No idea why that went on last.

Some form of storyline or cliffhanger would have been the ideal way to go.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:27 pm

That Styles clash, literally 'outta nowhere'.

Catching up with NJPW prior to Saturday's show (which I'll have to watch on Sunday :( ). Lenny (The Genius) has been a lot of fun on commentary, especially with the lack of Don Callis, and I had no idea he was Macho Man's brother. The whole Young Lion thing has finally sunk in. I didn't realise the guys frequently opening shows in plain black trunks and boots were the same guys in white directing traffic and attending to the wrestlers, or moving the crowd if the action spills outside. I guess that's like their NXT?

Bushi and Takagi have definitely been stealing the shows in this tag league thing. I'd love to get some LIJ merch, I wonder what the best way would be without getting stung by customs. Curious to see where this Ibushi and Tanahashi thing is going.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by KK » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:09 pm

WWE has now officially added the return of Hulk Hogan as THE HOST to Crown Jewel.

Racism running wild, brother.

Meanwhile...

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are investigating the mysterious deaths of two sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies, bound together with tape, washed up on New York City’s waterfront last week.

The sisters, Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were discovered Oct. 24 on a bank of the Hudson River, about 225 miles from Fairfax, Virginia, where they lived and were reported missing in August.

As of Tuesday, investigators still had not determined how they died. The sisters’ bodies were taped together and facing each other, but had no obvious signs of trauma, police said. They were both fully clothed.

https://apnews.com/094178ff98c34dfa89b372c963193757

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:53 pm

4pm is such a rubbish time for me. I'll be catching up from 7pm with a takeaway. :D Actually looking forward to it, despite how shameless it all is.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by KK » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:21 pm

They’re in Manchester on Monday/Tuesday, so they’ll be able to edit out all the boos towards this show.

They’re in-studio at WWE HQ for the Kickoff, though they’re starting now with Shinsuke against Rusev for the United States Championship. Renee Young at ringside dressed in black.

The set and stage is enormous.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by KK » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:05 pm

And by God they’re starting it out with Hogan!

Didn’t say anything of note though. Just an excuse to blow the budget on pyro. And they really are blowing the budget. Even Randy Orton got some for pretty much no reason.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by Rog » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:51 pm

How can they justify bringing Hogan back and how the strawberry float do they justify bringing Hogan back on a show that's already drowning in controversy.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:55 pm

Rog wrote:How can they justify bringing Hogan back and how the strawberry float do they justify bringing Hogan back on a show that's already drowning in controversy.


Probably the best time to bring him back as the spotlight won't be on him. Plus wwe likely aren't paying for him.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by KK » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:11 pm

He was a request of the government along with Yokozuna and Ultimate Warrior, and I guess Vince wasn’t prepared to dig the other two up.

Strange final pairing in the World Cup, Miz vs. Ziggler. If Miz loses he’s fired and moving to RAW.

Like last time, the ringside dignitaries couldn’t be less interested.

WWE yet to utter “Saudi Arabia” on this show.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by KK » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:28 pm

A number of short matches and strange house show esque finishes so far on this show.

Joe just losing clean with a flying forearm off the ropes felt weak.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by KK » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:37 pm

Oh come on, what a pile of gooseberry fool that Universal title match was.

Part time champ back on top again.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by Slimgrady » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:37 pm

Holy gooseberry fool, Lesnar is going to challenge Cormier while holding the Univeesal title.....and look really silly doing so :fp: :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by KK » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:39 pm

Would be hilarious if Lesnar loses over at UFC in record time.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by KK » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:51 pm

This company has lost the plot.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by Slimgrady » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:57 pm

In all fairness if anybody else won it we’d be saying “who cares, it’s a nothing tournament on an over blown house show”, Shane winning is flat out hilarious! :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by KK » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:00 pm

The Universal championship match goes 5 minutes, Shane McMahon wins a night long tournament he wasn’t even in, and Triple H and geriatrics main event another PPV.

Hell of a show.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by Kanbei » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:03 pm

I refuse to watch this horror of a show but that booking :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by Rog » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:04 pm

This match has a potential one hour of time. Even Trips can't be insane enough to think he can carry these 3 for even half of that.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE In Your House of Saud - Friday 3pm, WWE Network
by Poncho » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:05 pm

Is this the WWE making the worst show on purpose as their 'strawberry float you' to the Saudis because I'm into it.


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