The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Survivor Series

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Pedro » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:27 pm

I thought the Cena/Reigns segment on Raw was good tv. Cena on the mic, especially in his current who gives a strawberry float attitude stage, has made for some good feuds. The match doesn't interest me as much as the current blurring of lines stuff. Still surprised we are getting the match so soon.

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by KK » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:21 pm

In the past couple of weeks Cena has made Roman Reigns and Baron Corbin look ridiculous. The new idea seems to be 'doesn't give a strawberry float' John Cena.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:13 pm

Paige sure likes to keep interesting company...



The girl on the left is Seth Rollins' ex girlfriend (loves a bit of the ol' Nazi paraphernalia and was terminated by WWE because of it).

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Floex » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:27 pm

Got to love a worked promo, they cut some bits on Youtube supposedly.

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by Skippy » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:29 pm

Cena was bang-on and his side of the promo was excellent. Reigns was clearly a bit shellshocked but pulled it round toward the end of his part. I don't see this as Cena trying to bury or undermine Roman though, rather he/WWE is trying to use this feud to get the best out of him because he's so rarely been working close to his potential.

Hopefully that's the plan for this feud, and I hope it builds to Mania because of the most likely feuds for Reigns this looks the best option other than a Shield triple threat.

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by Slimgrady » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:59 pm

No Mercy looking like it could be one of the best cards of the year. Good that they're doing Cena/Reigns and Brock/Strowman already, that's part of what made the attitude era work, there was no waiting around with feuds because they couldn't wait in case people turned to WCW while waiting. Today they shouldn't wait because people end up not caring about the same old matches and just turn away full stop.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:48 pm

WWE have uploaded the extended highlights already:



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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by SugarDave » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:49 pm

I like Cena but the camera cuts to him laughing or pulling a wacky face at the crowd after every line his opponent fires back with are annoying. I know he loves the old "lol fourth wall breaks" stuff but this was possibly the only time I've seen Roman get a little fired up and I still can't maintain interest because Cena's reactions make the entire thing look like he's just taking the piss.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by captain red dog » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:33 pm

I'm glad they didn't ignore that Reigns' gripe with Cena is exactly the same gripe everyone else has had with him forever. It's got boring to be honest, whoever feuds with Cena says exactly the same thing.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Lucien » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:57 pm

captain red dog wrote:I'm glad they didn't ignore that Reigns' gripe with Cena is exactly the same gripe everyone else has had with him forever. It's got boring to be honest, whoever feuds with Cena says exactly the same thing.


He said those things are why the fans boo Cena, which is true. Nobody is booing Cena because they disagree with his views (which is what Cena initially said).

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by PES Fan » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:38 pm

Meltzer said the promo was scripted.

Cena is also taking another break hence why the match is happening at No Mercy. But he is expected to come back on Smackdown and beat Jinder. So we stuck with Jinder as champ for a few more months sadly.

Brock will not be defending the title again this year after No Mercy. Idea scenario would be for Heyman to turn on Brock and go with Braun. But seems Vince is insistent on Brock vs Roman for Wrestlemania next year.

So looks like they'd have nothing for Joe, who'd be perfect on Smackdown. Roode looking likely he's a face, Smackdown lacks any credible heels. Jinder is a joke champion. KO and Rusev have been booked poorly. Corbin is a joke. They could turn Orton because he is so boring as a face. But his matches will be the same.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:51 pm


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:24 pm



Oh no

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Cuban Pete » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:05 am

Bony joining New Day?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Slimgrady » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:08 am

I think he could do with a few months in NXT before joining the main roster, his mic work is obviously terrible.
He does a great Swan-ton bomb though :slol: :fp:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:09 am

:fp:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Floex » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:53 am

Bradshaw stepping down from commentary



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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Fade » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:15 pm

He's a bellend, but his commentary was decent. Who Will they get to replace him?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:39 pm

I wonder if this was a way to make it look as if he's going out on his own terms and in a few months this leads to Mauro Ranallo returning to SD?

Tom Phillips is supposed to be being groomed as the Michael Cole replacement (he wants to do more behind the scenes stuff) so he'd then go to RAW.

It must also be a pain in the arse to keep having Corey Graves do RAW and then 45 minutes of 205 Live the next night, whereas if he was on SD he'd already be there.

And then there's Nigel McGuinness, but it's probably too early for him.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Aha » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:12 pm

Good riddance.

The obvious thought would be to move Mauro back, but he would have to be lead and that role is taken blandy boy Phillips.

I would even say move my boy D Bry to commentary to add a little colour. He's knowledgeable and an entertaining talker. Saying that, I want him to do everything. He's my fave. :wub:


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