The Wrestling Thread III

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SmackDown presents Battleground - Sunday, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:21 am

Crowd is going to be lively tonight, judging from the pre-show. :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SmackDown presents Battleground - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:29 am

BAKA wrote:Crowd is going to be lively tonight, judging from the pre-show. :lol:


Is that sarcasm or are they good? I haven't been watching.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SmackDown presents Battleground - Sunday, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:29 am

Network is dying on me :cry:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SmackDown presents Battleground - Sunday, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:31 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
BAKA wrote:Crowd is going to be lively tonight, judging from the pre-show. :lol:


Is that sarcasm or are they good? I haven't been watching.


They drowned the Carmella segment out with Ellsworth chants. I don't remember hearing such a rowdy crowd on a pre-show.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SmackDown presents Battleground - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:35 am

I was watching the April 1st 2002 episode of RAW earlier (first with the new set) and Lilian Garcia was still awful. I thought it was maybe a 1999 thing but nope. Crazy how you don't notice these things at the time. I want to know when she suddenly grew into her voice...

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SmackDown presents Battleground - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:42 am

KK wrote:I was watching the April 1st 2002 episode of RAW earlier (first with the new set) and Lilian Garcia was still awful. I thought it was maybe a 1999 thing but nope. Crazy how you don't notice these things at the time. I want to know when she suddenly grew into her voice...


Was it when her testicles dropped? I'm sorry vince made me say it.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SmackDown presents Battleground - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:07 am

"The insider" Byron Saxton.

What with "Tenay Young" and now this, this is the second 'coincidental' reference to Mike Tenay.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SmackDown presents Battleground - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:24 am

Pretty decent opening tag match that.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SmackDown presents Battleground - Sunday, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:24 am

Can't really say I'm happy to see The New Day as tag champions again, but it was a good match.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SmackDown presents Battleground - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:37 am

Corbin. Still not over.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SmackDown presents Battleground - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:46 am

That SmackDown finish. :datass:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SmackDown presents Battleground - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:05 am

Man is this foreshadowing the finish big time with those tables...

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SmackDown presents Battleground - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:47 am

The mix of apathy and silence from the crowd for this main event. :slol:

There's no way a large portion of the crowd can even see what is happening.

The Punjabi prison is a truly horrible gimmick match, it really is. Amazed they've brought it back.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Battleground
by Floex » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:44 am

*reads last nights results*

Even reading a recap is a chore. Another bad PPV, how many more can they go on like this before a big shakeup needs to happen?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Battleground
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:56 am

Ok I was not expecting the great khali to come back :lol: I wonder if it was a one off or if we have to put up with his one move (big chop) offensive matches for a while.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Battleground
by CuriousOyster » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:43 am

Wonder if its the set up to make Cena/Jinder at SS even harder odds for the brave American to overcome then he'll disappear.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Battleground
by Mafro » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:02 am

Can't wait for Cena to strawberry float off again.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Battleground
by KK » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:40 am

Feels like it's all leading to Cena winning the belt back so he can turn up on RAW with it as a "free agent". Only a true American hero like Super Cena can vanguish the case of the Mahals here in 1987.

Since the superstar shake-up SmackDown has been absolute gooseberry fool.

Did you notice on Talking Smack last night they've even downgraded the set. Just because.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Battleground
by PES Fan » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:55 pm

How far is Cena off the record? I think he'd get the belt and then can see Corbin cashing in.

But Smackdown has been dull since the draft. AJ Styles as a heel champ was the best thing about Smackdown last year. Now we all got is the boring foreign we hate America heels in Jindal, Owens and Rusev. The latter two don't even need to do that.

Every Orton match is boring.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Battleground
by Mafro » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:11 pm

Their complete mishandling of Rusev has reached Cesaro levels of ridiculousness and wastefulness.

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