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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Live from the House of Saud, WWE Greatest Royal Rumble - TODAY 4pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:58 am

Did anyone spot the waiter, or butler with white gloves carrying a tray of refreshments at one point? I like the non-US shows, it's interesting to see the differences in the crowd and reactions. I also found it amusing when Taker put Rusev and English into the casket, the camera cut to a girl wearing a top saying something like peace and love, jumping around excitably.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Greatest Royal Rumble
by KK » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:35 pm

The House of Saud not happy with WWE:

The General Sport Authority would like to apologize to the viewers and attendees of last night’s WWE event that took place in Jeddah, over the indecent scene involving women that appeared as an ad before a segment. It would like to confirm it’s total disapproval of this, in the shadow of its commitment to eliminate anything that goes against the communities values.

The authority has made sure to ban showing of any segment that involves women wrestling or any scenes related to it, and stipulated that to the company (WWE). The authority also disapproved any promotional stuff with pictures or videos showing women in an indecent way, and emphasized on commitment of this rule. And it’s a commitment that the authority would still commit to forever in all of it’s events and programs.

Not to worry though, WWE can put it right when they go back this November for another PPV.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Greatest Royal Rumble
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:38 pm

KK wrote:The House of Saud not happy with WWE:

The General Sport Authority would like to apologize to the viewers and attendees of last night’s WWE event that took place in Jeddah, over the indecent scene involving women that appeared as an ad before a segment. It would like to confirm it’s total disapproval of this, in the shadow of its commitment to eliminate anything that goes against the communities values.

The authority has made sure to ban showing of any segment that involves women wrestling or any scenes related to it, and stipulated that to the company (WWE). The authority also disapproved any promotional stuff with pictures or videos showing women in an indecent way, and emphasized on commitment of this rule. And it’s a commitment that the authority would still commit to forever in all of it’s events and programs.

Not to worry though, WWE can put it right when they go back this November for another PPV.


Is this the ad where they are all singing, I did wonder when that was played on the network whether it would have aired at the arena or in the stadium.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Greatest Royal Rumble
by KK » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:43 pm

Apparently on state TV it went to black when the Backlash commercials aired so nobody on TV even saw it, just those in the building.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Greatest Royal Rumble
by Frank » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:51 pm

The commentators made a point to refer to how "progressive" Jeddah is as a city as often as possible, and yet they still have to apologise for broadcasting images of women? Crazy.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Greatest Royal Rumble
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:14 pm

Frank wrote:The commentators made a point to refer to how "progressive" Jeddah is as a city as often as possible, and yet they still have to apologise for broadcasting images of women? Crazy.


I wonder i assume wwe is already broadcast in Saudi Arabia, if so how do they get around the women wrestling, women who accompany the men to the ring, the women who interview, announce in the ring and all the backstage stuff. That’s also ignoring important on screen women like Stephanie McMahon.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Greatest Royal Rumble
by KK » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:36 pm

As far as I’m aware WWE airs Live via OSN Sports which broadcasts over satellite in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iraq, Bahrain and Qatar.

I think the difference here was that Saudi Arabia was paying for this event, on home soil, and it was airing on basic state TV.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Greatest Royal Rumble
by KK » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:44 pm

Some more info on World of Sport:

- Will run for ten 60 minute episodes.
- The World of Sport Championship will be defended every week.
- Will air on a Saturday evening, exact time to be determined.
- Backstage interviews will feature.
- Recorded in front of a live audience of real wrestling fans at Epic studios in Norwich.

WOS Wrestling will be jam-packed with the UK’s top names in the sport, competing in a fun-filled evening of family Sports Entertainment.

Tom McLennan, Creative Director, ITV Studios Entertainment:

“There is a massive indie wrestling scene in the UK and a strong nostalgia for the wrestling shows of our youth. WOS Wrestling will combine the best of the past with incredible talent available today to make a fun, exciting and thrilling show that the whole family can enjoy.”

Fingers crossed this isn’t over produced to buggery in the intervening months between filming and air date. Though they’ve called it a Sport, which is a start I suppose...and then McMahonised it in the same sentence.

Actually, they’ve hit all bases (Sport, Sports Entertainment, wrestling, FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY). Needs a “wholesome” in there.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by SerialCeler » Thu May 03, 2018 1:06 pm

No comments post-Raw at all? This thread is how I keep up with things!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Thu May 03, 2018 1:43 pm

I haven't watched SmackDown yet, but basically bugger all storyline progression happened on RAW this week outside of them saying the referee made a mistake at the Royal Rumble and it was Roman Reigns that should have won. They went to Canada and had some matches (brilliant main event between Rollins and Balor). Great crowd though, and I rather liked the stage being closer to the ring (smaller building), made it feel a little different.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu May 03, 2018 2:13 pm

KK wrote:I haven't watched SmackDown yet, but basically bugger all storyline progression happened on RAW this week outside of them saying the referee made a mistake at the Royal Rumble and it was Roman Reigns that should have won. They went to Canada and had some matches (brilliant main event between Rollins and Balor). Great crowd though, and I rather liked the stage being closer to the ring (smaller building), made it feel a little different.


I did some research as I thought it looked odd. The arena is actuallly pretty large, the Bell Center in Montreal. Over 20,000 for hockey, however they appear to have just bought the stage forward and used less of the arena than they would normally. Which suggests that either ticket sales were poor and they reconfigured the set up or they anticipated it and planned to set it up that way.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by Mafro » Sat May 05, 2018 8:08 pm

SerialCeler wrote:No comments post-Raw at all? This thread is how I keep up with things!

Haven't really payed attention to it since the draft strawberry floated it tbh. Only really interested in Smackdown now.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by BAKA » Sun May 06, 2018 5:57 pm

Forgot about Backlash. It's too hot. :cry: I wonder how long it's scheduled for. Both brands makes me concerned it'll be a four hour job (excluding Pre-Show).

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by Slimgrady » Sun May 06, 2018 6:49 pm

Backlash is tonight?! Hadn’t a clue but with that and the Snooker that’s my night sorted :mrgreen:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon May 07, 2018 1:55 am

That Nia Jax “be a star” promo was so forced, made even worse by the crowd booing it.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon May 07, 2018 2:28 am

What on earth was the point of that Alias segment other than to needlessly fill time.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon May 07, 2018 4:35 am

Underwhelming. Strange show. No idea what that finish was in the Flair / Carmella match. Bryan's match less than 10 minutes... a shame. Joe / Reigns started well, but the life just evaporated out of it. Understandable they lost the crowd, 'This is boring', 'Delete', etc. Rollins / Miz was solid. Styles vs Nakamura too, although I wasn't a fan of the finish. The Strowman, Lashley vs Owens and Zayn match just lacked the Benny Hill theme, but they've done it so much now. Might just be the heat that made me irritable though.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by Floex » Mon May 07, 2018 8:40 am

Skimming through the highlights but that was pretty much all garbage.

A double nut shot finish :lol: :fp:

Then I read who they have in mind for Brock at the next PPV :fp:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by Johnny Ryall » Mon May 07, 2018 10:14 am

Glad I didn't decide to stay up just because it was a bank holiday. Sounds like a crap show.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by Mafro » Mon May 07, 2018 10:48 am

Backlash sounds shite :dread: And another nonsense finish at the end of the Styles v Nakamura match.

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