The Wrestling Thread III - WWE SummerSlam; Sunday 10pm, WWE Network

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Battleground
by KK » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:09 pm

Debut ratings for WWE programming on Sky Sports Arena...

WWE SmackDown Live: 21,000 (25,000 on the 4th July; 37,000 for the 27th June)
WWE SmackDown (Saturday 8am replay): 16,000
WWE SmackDown (Saturday late night replay): 13,000
WWE RAW (Wednesday late night replay): 11,000
WWE Main Event (Wed): 13,000
WWE Main Event (Sunday): 15,000

Things not off to the best of starts. Current strategy seems to be 'lets re-air everything over and over again throughout the week in 30 minute, 1 hour and 2 hour formats.'
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Battleground
by Lucien » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:10 pm

Do they collect numbers for people watching on catch-up?
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:14 pm

Sky will know but they're not made public.

I don't see the point of watching the 25 & 50 minute highlight shows on Sky because they're also on YouTube. The dinner slot of 5pm is probably kids watching.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Skippy » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:29 pm

If the figures don't include on-demand viewers they're basically useless.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:44 am

Nakamura pinning Cena clean. Blatantly going to end up with him beating Mahal at Summerslam with Corbin cashing in immediately after and winning :roll:
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by CuriousOyster » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:41 pm

Apollo Crews should have never came up at that time, he wasn't even over in NXT at a time when main eventers were a rare breed there.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:27 pm

Oh yeah that was the year when all the muscle-y big guys got called up.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:54 pm



Bye.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:58 pm

And literally nothing of value was lost.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:08 pm

Jim Cornette being controversial again...

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Skippy » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:27 pm

Cornette in being a prick shocker
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Floex » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:28 pm

Can never tell with Cornette if he's fully succumbed to the wrestling way of life or just a banana split.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:53 pm

You watch any online interview, listen to podcasts or pay attention to anyone in the wrestling industry (tends to be more 80s, 90s and 00s) on social media and you'll very quickly encounter some recurring traits and characteristics; not being very politically correct being one of them...

Big Cass is a Trump supporter BTW. Which I found interesting. There was also a story on social media last week involving Enzo and some attention seeking stripper. ZERO DIMES, apparently. Roman Reigns also threw him off the company bus for being a tosser.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:43 pm

Was reading bout that Cass story in the Observer the other week and how he's getting a lot of heat in the locker room for it.

There's rumours Enzo is getting punted back down to NXT.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by CuriousOyster » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:32 am

Aye apparently on 'Bring it to the Table' on WWE Network Corey really goes for Enzo, basically saying everyone think hes a knob backstage. He is exactly as he is on tv 24/7, strawberry float. That :slol: Id throw him off a bus too.

Easily one of best shows on Network, Rosenberg asks JBL if they are told to say words on air...proceed to show announcers say "structure" 64 times during Punjabi Prison :slol:
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:47 pm


Get the new Brock Lesnar "Eat. Sleep. Threaten to leave for UFC when your contract is up to get more money. Repeat." shirt


He couldn't give two gooseberry fools.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by shadow202 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:42 pm

I strawberry floating hate WWE right now
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Rog » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:32 pm

KK wrote:You watch any online interview, listen to podcasts or pay attention to anyone in the wrestling industry (tends to be more 80s, 90s and 00s) on social media and you'll very quickly encounter some recurring traits and characteristics; not being very politically correct being one of them...

Big Cass is a Trump supporter BTW. Which I found interesting. There was also a story on social media last week involving Enzo and some attention seeking stripper. ZERO DIMES, apparently. Roman Reigns also threw him off the company bus for being a tosser.


I remember when they made Swagger champion just because Vince loved his political views. It's happening again :dread:
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:19 pm

This is fascinating:



Raven cuts a promo prior to his match with Goldberg on WCW Nitro, directed by Eric Bischoff and Mike Graham. Raven isn't happy with the direction of the promo, thinks it's totally out of character, and Eric Bischoff is trying to convince him otherwise. They then try and figure out what Goldberg's streak is now up to, so they send someone off to go ask Goldberg...leading Bischoff to get a little agitated.

"Goldberg's not on the internet, Eric"
Bischoff: "I know, but someone's just gotta ask him...strawberry float the internet, we are doing Nitro...someone ask him..."
"74-0!"
Bischoff: "We're sure?"
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:47 pm

I'm not overly familiar with his work outside of the fight he had with Don Frye in Pride but Japanese star Yoshiro Takayama has been paralysed from the neck down in an in ring accident.

http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/869995-japanese-wrestling-legend-yoshihiro-takayama-paralyzed-after-suffering-injury-during-match-samoa-joe-comments
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