The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. “Big Van” Vader 1955 - 2018

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Kanbei » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:15 pm

So Ambrose has had surgery and will be out for awhile. They have had no luck at all with The Shield reunion

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:17 am

'Vince McMahon sells $100M worth of WWE shares and files for 5 new XFL trademarks as all signs point to the revival of the beleaguered 2001 football league.'

http://www.espn.co.uk/wwe/story/_/id/21 ... inment-llc

I cannot believe this.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:59 am

KK wrote:'Vince McMahon sells $100M worth of WWE shares and files for 5 new XFL trademarks as all signs point to the revival of the beleaguered 2001 football league.'

http://www.espn.co.uk/wwe/story/_/id/21 ... inment-llc

I cannot believe this.


I’ve been reading about this over the last few days, it’s confusing me massively. American Football is seen to be slowly falling out of favour in the states as basketball and soccer are gaining more interest. Although it’s still their biggest attended sport and will be for the foreseeable future I just don’t get what he thinks he can achieve. XFL was a massive financial expense, if I remember right it was expected to lose that much in its first year and was budgeted to but NBC pulled out of the tv contract. I can’t see tv climate being any better now unless he’s thinking of taking it all online. Big big gamble.

Another way of looking at it is that it’s his money and he just wants to have some fun with it in his last years.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Rax » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:23 am

Ban players from protesting the anthem, legalise helmet to helmet hits, make the catch rule easy to understand, make the QB fair game for getting hit, in other words make football tough again. I can actually see the logic behind this decision. Its not going to work but I can see what someone would try right now.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Slimgrady » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:15 pm

Could be good for WWE, if Vince takes a step back to focus on the XFL, Hunter would get more leeway with most things like creative and talent signings.
Plus I always wanted an XFL T-shirt :slol:
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Christmas Day RAW Live - Monday, Sky Sports Action
by Johnny Ryall » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:59 am

I forgot the banana splits up top are making these poor people work Christmas day. Ridiculous.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Christmas Day RAW Live - Monday, Sky Sports Action
by Slimgrady » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:25 pm

Johnny Ryall wrote:I forgot the banana splits up top are making these poor people work Christmas day. Ridiculous.

You’d wonder who’d be going to a wrestling show on Christmas Day too. Weird old yanks.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Christmas Day RAW Live - Monday, Sky Sports Action
by KK » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:28 pm

Apparently it’s on course to be a sell out.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Christmas Day RAW Live - Monday, Sky Sports Action
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:30 pm

Americans have a different attitude towards xmas to us. The go out a lot more to the cinemas, theatre and arena shows on xmas day.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Christmas Day RAW Live - Monday, Sky Sports Action
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:35 pm



Hmm, people seem to be going mad over this but i didn't actually find it funny. I think it's good that they've done it though, character wise.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Christmas Day RAW Live - Monday, Sky Sports Action
by Dangerblade » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:42 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:

Hmm, people seem to be going mad over this but i didn't actually find it funny. I think it's good that they've done it though, character wise.

You think that's good for the character of Braun Strowman?

:lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Christmas Day RAW Live - Monday, Sky Sports Action
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:11 pm

All Gold, Frankenstein and Grrr wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:

Hmm, people seem to be going mad over this but i didn't actually find it funny. I think it's good that they've done it though, character wise.

You think that's good for the character of Braun Strowman?

:lol:


Yes I do long term wise. He will eventually become more humour based and talk more I think. People will get bored of him saying little and just beating people up.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Christmas Day RAW Live - Monday, Sky Sports Action
by KK » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:42 pm

Outside of The Undertaker, I don’t think WWE has managed to have a big man not descend into some sort of a comedy act since Yokozuna.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Christmas Day RAW Live - Monday, Sky Sports Action
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:34 pm

KK wrote:Outside of The Undertaker, I don’t think WWE has managed to have a big man not descend into some sort of a comedy act since Yokozuna.


I suppose Yokozuna only avoided it because he had Mr Fuji as his manager and teamed a bit with Owen Hart so they could be the comedy foil at times.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Christmas Day RAW Live - Monday, Sky Sports Action
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:05 am

Cena encouraging a CM Punk chant. Does he think he’s the Rock?

I like Elias.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Christmas Day RAW Live - Monday, Sky Sports Action
by Mafro » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:55 pm

Anyone else watching Wrestle Kingdom 12 tomorrow?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Christmas Day RAW Live - Monday, Sky Sports Action
by Banjo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:00 pm

When does it start?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Christmas Day RAW Live - Monday, Sky Sports Action
by Mafro » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:05 pm

Banjo wrote:When does it start?

7am our time for the pre-show Royal Rumble thing they do then the proper show starts at 8.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Christmas Day RAW Live - Monday, Sky Sports Action
by Mafro » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:17 pm



HSH28 wrote:Assmung you ever get one that is.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Banjo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:29 pm

Going to be working. :(

Will have to catch it later on.


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