The Wrestling Thread III

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:40 pm

Mafro wrote:Nia and Tamina in a main event of Raw :lol: :lol: :lol:


It's interesting though to see that WWE are still putting so much faith in the women's division (not a complaint by the way). The female only ppv was believed to have struggled ticket sales wise and in the past wwe would have seen that as a lack of public interest and then you would have seen an immediate fall back in the attention on the division. Instead though they seem to have ramped up the attention.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:57 pm

If you're a bit cynical you could look at the ratings and think they've now just given up on that third hour, which is routinely the lowest of the 3. During the close of the match I also heard one of the women shout out "1 minute", which was how much time the show had left to run. They've gone from having a long overrun to now rigidly sticking to the 3 hours.

RAW was better than last week, but that's not exactly saying much. The recapping, adverts, jobber matches, and video packages seem determined to drive viewers away. It's like the show is now designed for YouTube clips, and the 1 hour 30 international/Hulu edit is also far more enjoyable.

I think it's fair to say Vince McMahon also doesn't give a gooseberry fool about The Revival, who now need reviving.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:57 pm

So... now I want to watch Dragon Gate... :oops: I can't afford them all. :x

Well done Neville / PAC!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:26 pm

RAW did its lowest viewership ever last night (2,286,000). Taped shows for Christmas Eve/New Years Eve will probably send them below 2m.

They don’t seem to care though. They’re making LOADSAMONEY. For now.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:54 am

So Daniel Bryan’s new gimmick is ‘heel militant environmentalist’, against excessive consumerism.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by JV » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:15 am

Dynamite Kid has passed away, on his 60th birthday.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-m ... r-46457116

To be honest, given the multiple health issues he’s had I’m impressed he made it this far.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Harry Ellis » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:43 am

For some reason, Matt Hardy made an appearance on the Australia vs. India cricket coverage this morning. :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:56 pm


HSH28 wrote:Assmung you ever get one that is.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:27 am

ZSJr vs Ibushi for the NEVER title at Wrestle Kingdom confirmed!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Dangerblade » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:45 pm

Mafro wrote:ZSJr vs Ibushi for the NEVER title at Wrestle Kingdom confirmed!

What? It's Ospreay vs. Ibushi

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:55 pm

That’s what I meant :lol: Got it confused with the Ishii vs ZSJr for the Rev Pro title.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:24 am

Caught up with the World Tag League final. So good. Sanada's beard looked superglued on. :lol: Can't wait for WK13.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:47 am

Yeah he needs to get that trimmed and stop bleaching it.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by NBK » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:48 am

BAKA wrote:Caught up with the World Tag League final. So good. Sanada's beard looked superglued on. :lol: Can't wait for WK13.


I'm a bit behind on NJPW, last thing I watched was Omega vs Ibushi vs Codey at King of Pro Wrestling.

Seeing the pace that the promotion tends to move at I've probably missed at least 672 MOTY contenders.

What should I be watching to catch up? (ignoring anything with Tama Tonga in it, obviously)

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:26 pm

NBK wrote:I'm a bit behind on NJPW, last thing I watched was Omega vs Ibushi vs Codey at King of Pro Wrestling.

Seeing the pace that the promotion tends to move at I've probably missed at least 672 MOTY contenders.

What should I be watching to catch up? (ignoring anything with Tama Tonga in it, obviously)


I don't think you've missed too much. KOPW was in October(?). The Super Jr. Tag League at Power Struggle had some great matches, pretty much everything with Bushi and Takagi is worth a watch. Jericho vs EVIL was great too and Suzuki vs Ishii. All the main events from last night's show, Ospreay's return, the title match with Ibushi and the World Tag League final. Dangerblade is probably the best person to ask.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by NBK » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:46 pm

BAKA wrote:
NBK wrote:I'm a bit behind on NJPW, last thing I watched was Omega vs Ibushi vs Codey at King of Pro Wrestling.

Seeing the pace that the promotion tends to move at I've probably missed at least 672 MOTY contenders.

What should I be watching to catch up? (ignoring anything with Tama Tonga in it, obviously)


I don't think you've missed too much. KOPW was in October(?). The Super Jr. Tag League at Power Struggle had some great matches, pretty much everything with Bushi and Takagi is worth a watch. Jericho vs EVIL was great too and Suzuki vs Ishii. All the main events from last night's show, Ospreay's return, the title match with Ibushi and the World Tag League final. Dangerblade is probably the best person to ask.


Cheers, I'll start going through them tonight. Pretty much done with WWE (NXT aside) so now have more time to spend on NJPW :)

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:20 pm

There was literally 92 matches in the World Tag League.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by NBK » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:04 pm

Mafro wrote:There was literally 92 matches in the World Tag League.


That sounds like an offer to rank them all from best to worst for me (including the night they were on, match length and what order everyone came to the ring in).

So kind :wub:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:09 am

Atrocious crowd attendance on RAW tonight. They’ve sent Seth Rollins out to start the show to tell everyone how much the show sucks, that Brock Lesnar hasn’t wrestled on the show since 2002, and the ‘toilet humour’ and matches are terrible, under the guise of blaming it all on Corbyn. Even admitting to the record low ratings.

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