The Wrestling Thread III

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:23 pm

McDonalds are doing their annual monopoly promotion, and if you collect 10 spares, you can get a Now TV Pass. The Sports pass is just for 1 day, but it's handy for the Raw after 'Mania. Not that I manage to stay awake for the three nights on the trot with TakeOver. :oops:

That Ciampa segment on NXT this week was really effective, and with how it was built up the prior week (and maybe week before that?), I didn't expect what happened to happen.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:59 am

Wonder if they're just not going to have Undertaker appear on Raw before Wrestlemania at all at this rate.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:20 am

Mafro wrote:Wonder if they're just not going to have Undertaker appear on Raw before Wrestlemania at all at this rate.


I think that would potentially be a good idea. Although I expect him next week.

WWE don’t rely on ppv buys anymore, although wrestlemania does still do some ppv buys however I really can’t imagine anyone buying or attending mania based purely on taker v Cena. Leaving it open as to whether or not he will appear adds something special in my eyes. Makes it different.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Kanbei » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:01 pm

Seems that Shane is legitimately ill with diverticulitis :dread:

Wonder who they are going to get to partner with Bryan now...

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by captain red dog » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:05 pm

Kanbei wrote:Seems that Shane is legitimately ill with diverticulitis :dread:

Wonder who they are going to get to partner with Bryan now...

Surely they will parachute Y2J in. Seems to be an easy fix as he already has the backstory.

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PostThe Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:08 pm

captain red dog wrote:
Kanbei wrote:Seems that Shane is legitimately ill with diverticulitis :dread:

Wonder who they are going to get to partner with Bryan now...

Surely they will parachute Y2J in. Seems to be an easy fix as he already has the backstory.

His band have a concert that Sunday as part of their tour unfortunately.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:07 pm

Mafro wrote:
captain red dog wrote:
Kanbei wrote:Seems that Shane is legitimately ill with diverticulitis :dread:

Wonder who they are going to get to partner with Bryan now...

Surely they will parachute Y2J in. Seems to be an easy fix as he already has the backstory.

His band have a concert that Sunday as part of their tour unfortunately.


Team Hell No to reunite?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:50 pm

That graphic they used on RAW for The Bar vs. Braun Showman and a mystery man sure looked like Batista to me, as unlikely as it would be.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:45 pm

btw have the WWE actually publicly acknowledged Paige's retirement yet?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:05 pm

I’ve not heard the commentators say anything on TV.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:35 pm



That ladder match is going to be so good.

14 strawberry floating matches for Wrestlemania :|

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:35 pm

It’s that time of the year when we watch 15 hours of WWE in 4 days. :datass:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:14 am

Still no Undertaker :lol:

Didn't they do something similar to this at Wrestlemania 20 with his match with Kane? He had been out since losing a buried alive match as biker Taker at Survivor Series and didn't appear again till Mania back in his deadman gimmick.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Floex » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:20 pm

Once again NXT smashes it out of the park.



Best belt design in years.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:30 pm

That Impact vs Lucha Underground show on Twitch is scheduled for like 5am :x Guess I'll have to watch it later, no way would I be able to stay up for TakeOver if I got up at 5am.

The TakeOver card is so much better than 'Mania. I wish that Lars guy wasn't in the Ladder Match for the NA Championship though. Ricochet & EC3 :wub:.

Edit: The e-mail from Twitch lists 9pm PDT, the e-mail from Impact lists 10pm ET, both of these work out at different times :lol: , 5am and 3am respectively... Confounding.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:31 pm

Didn't realise there was a big UFC on Saturday night too :fp: thought that was next week.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Jam-Master Jay » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:35 pm

Floex wrote:Once again NXT smashes it out of the park.



Best belt design in years.


That title looks ace. Trips on the other hand looks rough as hell.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:13 pm

I'm surprised how well they've managed to build up Nakamura and Styles. It feels so much more restrained than the typical feud build up. It feels very much about the wrestling.

I'm still pissed Carmella has that briefcase. If she ends Asuka's streak I'll be so pissed. All that building up, the streak, abdicating the title, Sole Survivor, Royal Rumble winner...

I'm looking forward to the post 'Mania Raw and SmackDown's too, the rosters needs a shake up. Praying Balor, Gallows and Anderson head to SD. Being wasted on Raw.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:46 pm

BAKA wrote:I'm surprised how well they've managed to build up Nakamura and Styles. It feels so much more restrained than the typical feud build up. It feels very much about the wrestling.

I'm still pissed Carmella has that briefcase. If she ends Asuka's streak I'll be so pissed. All that building up, the streak, abdicating the title, Sole Survivor, Royal Rumble winner...

I'm looking forward to the post 'Mania Raw and SmackDown's too, the rosters needs a shake up. Praying Balor, Gallows and Anderson head to SD. Being wasted on Raw.


Maybe they will have her cash in and lose at or just before the next MITB ppv but then win the briefcase again this year.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by captain red dog » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:38 pm

I forgot about the MITB briefcase. I can totally see WWE having Carmella cash in and beat Asuka, it's the sort of thing they just love to book.

Asuka should really hold the belt for a while. See if they can get Ronda up to speed in ring and go on a streak herself. She should be booked like Brock or Goldberg with short matches won by power and violence if they have any hope. Then if Ronda does come good in ring they can build to a fued with Asuka.

If not, someone else will probably come through that's worth breaking the streak for.


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