The Wrestling Thread III

Fed up talking videogames? Why?
User avatar
Return_of_the_STAR
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Northampton

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:21 pm

Kanbei wrote:

Miz needs to be a WWE Champion again (who would have said that a few years ago). Absolutely brilliant.


The Miz has been the most consistent performer for WWE for a long time. He really does deserve another run with the heavyweight title.

Image

GRAPL Heavyweight Champion 2010, Runner Up 2017, tag team Champion 2011, 2015, Wrestlemania PPV Winner 2012 and your current all time highest GRAPL points scorer.
Fixture feeling champion 2013.

I'm a Paul Heyman guy!
User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE NXT TakeOver Brooklyn - Saturday, WWE Network
by KK » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:53 pm

BAKA wrote:
KK wrote:That superkick to the neck from Adam Cold to Ricochet is going to get a lot of play for sure.


Even in the slow motion replay it looked like he broke his neck. Perfectly delivered. Easily my favourite match.

The Women's match was a close second for me. Possibly the best Women's match I've seen this year. Brilliant finish. I say this as a HUGE Asuka fan, but I think that might be the best Women's TakeOver match since Banks was in NXT. I've never been a fan of Baszler, but she's a great heel.

I'm probably on my own in regards to Ciampa / Gargano, I felt a little desensitised to the finish. It didn't have any of the impact of the prior matches finishes for me. It felt like they were going through the motions. Parts even felt a little stupid (trying to handcuff your opponent to the rope in a Last Man Standing Match? I get that it was a nod to a prior match, but surely that would just hold them up?). Not in any way suggesting it was bad, or that I didn't enjoy it, but it felt the weakest out of the four NXT matches they've had.

Yeah, I thought the ending to the main event came off a little flat as well. I’m not sure if the tables were supposed to break or something to make it look a bit more dramatic.

Image
User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:29 pm

Crowd chanting “Rusev Day” already. No way that’s the last we’ve heard of that tonight.

What an outstanding video package hyping Brian and Miz.

Image
User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:08 pm

Playing trailers during a match on a 2 Hour pre-show feels rather disrespectful to those in the ring. People used to criticise the WCW commentators for always talking about the nWo during undercard matches.

Image
User avatar
Return_of_the_STAR
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Northampton

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:27 pm

KK wrote:Playing trailers during a match on a 2 Hour pre-show feels rather disrespectful to those in the ring. People used to criticise the WCW commentators for always talking about the nWo during undercard matches.


Yeah I agree with this and also fail to see what wwe are gaining from running these trailers. I can’t imagine many people are watching it who haven’t either got access to the network or haven’t ordered the ppv.

I do find the preshows a bit odd. I quite like watching them but they seem like they would have been better suited to the ppv era before the network to drum up last minute buys.

Image

GRAPL Heavyweight Champion 2010, Runner Up 2017, tag team Champion 2011, 2015, Wrestlemania PPV Winner 2012 and your current all time highest GRAPL points scorer.
Fixture feeling champion 2013.

I'm a Paul Heyman guy!
BAKA
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:34 am

Much better than their Iron Man match. Can't say I'm invested in any of them to be honest though.

User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:01 am

I’ve seen Seth and Ziggler so many times it’s hard to have much enthusiasm for it.

Laughed at that Total Divas trailer for E! Someone motorboating Niki’s tits and Rusev and Lana laying on the beach nude.

Image
User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:02 am

Wow, Kevin Owens with the Goldberg squash again.

Image
BAKA
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:04 am

There goes the hope of Owens saving the main event. :( Braun cashing in is our only hope now.

User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:11 am

These graphics for VR are strawberry floating terrible.

Image
User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:13 am

How petulant is Vince to order the ring announcers to avoid pausing for the crowd to chant “one fall”.

Image
BAKA
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:32 am

So disappointed, back to the Charlotte show. So pleased at the crowds reaction. Nice to know I'm not the only one bored of it.

Love Becky, hoping she gets more opportunities as a heel. Not that she's a heel when the crowd are cheering the strawberry float out of her.

User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:33 am

Becky being the heel in this feud hasn’t got a hope in hell of working with the crowd.

Charlotte appears to be on yet another set of tits. The Katie Price of WWE.

Image
BAKA
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:34 am

Styles and Joe next. That was a short PPV :shifty:.

User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:41 am

Good to see the wrestling business still learning from Beyond the Mat.

Image
BAKA
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:15 am

Styles vs Joe was amazing. :wub: I was worried to begin with, it felt a little slow, and I thought it wasn't going to come close to their ace matches in TNA, but it just kept escalating. The speed of Joe's Power Slam, the Styles Clash, Joe on the mic 'I'll be your Daddy', Styles losing it, the savage crowd 'Who's your Daddy?' and the TNA chants. It more than delivered. Can't wait to see how it develops. I hope they get a Cell spot at HIAC.

BAKA
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:55 am

Get in :D Strowman.

BAKA
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:05 am

What a crock of gooseberry fool. Tease salvation from Reigns then take it away. :cry:

User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:08 am

That was quite the anticlimactic main event.

Image
User avatar
Ploiper
Member
Joined in 2018

PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - 10pm, WWE Network
by Ploiper » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:49 am

at least the universal title will be on raw every week now. so that's something

:toot: :toot: :toot:

Return to “Stuff”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: <]:^D, Alvin Flummux, Brerlappin, Bunni, Gemini73, Lime, Pedz, Preezy, Qikz, satriales, Snowcannon, Squinty, Ste, Tineash and 66 guests