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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE WrestleMania 34 - 10pm Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:46 pm

After ECW/WCW I always think these things are a work, but apparently Vince and Lesnar got into a short argument backstage after the match which resulted with Lesnar throwing the belt at either Vince or the wall and walking off in a huff.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by Floex » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:50 pm

Ok, this Ronda match is fun as hell, Ronda looks fantastic.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by Floex » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:33 pm

I don’t even understand this Taker bit :lol:

So John who’s been going on for a month about want a match with The Undertaker, who’s been building for a match with the Undertaker, is scared and shocked when The Undertaker actually appears? Oh man, that was one gooseberry fool story :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by Floex » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:40 pm

I know you’ve guys have mentioned it but these strawberry floating graphics :lol:

They’re normally so on point.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by shadow202 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:53 pm

The graphics looked terrible but mid show they said they'd being doing a VR special on Thursday so that's clearly what they're for.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by Miguel007 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:49 pm

Part time viewer here; I loved Rousey / Angle V HHH / Steph, Flair v Asuka and John Cena getting squashed. Everything else was very poor. I think I spoiled myself by watching the New Japan: Nakamura AJ Styles match free on YouTube - it's better than the Mania effort (apart from Nakamura's entrance).

For Rousey's first match I'm excited for her potential and to see her get better, poor Kurt Angle (my GOAT) looked little and fat; he was blowing hard just getting into the ring and his punching and normal ring skill was way off bless him.

I was impressed by Charlotte Flair and Asuka, great match.

Steph is still hot as strawberry float! :datass: :nod:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by Floex » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:39 pm

The AJ/Nak match was flat :( Didn’t feel like it was given enough time

But damn that heel turn was great.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:52 pm

Finally finished wrestlemania. I watched it in 3 parts, pre show live, 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours this evening. Whilst it meant that it felt like I was watching wrestling all day, I think it allowed me to pay more attention to the show as a whole.

Anyway overall I thought it was good. Some matches feel flat but overall I enjoyed it.

Rousey way decent in the ring so I’m keen to see more. Angle though was poor. It’s such a shame seeing him looking so stiff due to his injuries, just makes me sad that he missed so many years of potential wwe matches in the late 00s.

I liked the strowman twist, will be interesting to see where they go with it.

Lesnar and Reigns was poor as expected but it was good to see Lesnar win as it at least leads a question for tomorrow’s raw.

What the hell was going on with the taker and Cena match? I assume it is setting up another match but it just seemed odd.

I thought the poorest matches of the night were the fatal four way US title match and the men’s battle royal. Followed by the 205 match because I just don’t care for it.

Both women’s singles matches were good enough. Again nice twist to see Charlotte win.

The SD match was as expected.

AJ and Nak was alright. Again good that it was left with a twist at the end.

I’m still not sure if I liked he Bryan/Shane and Owens/zayn match. Bryan though was clearly still at his best.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:52 pm

Breaking news on wwe.com, Lesnar has re signed with wwe.

I wonder will he also work some ufc dates or was that all just a work with Dana involved


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by Mafro » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:09 pm



Wonder if they're going to keep the belt on him until he breaks Punk's record.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by KK » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:30 pm

Unbelievable how big they’re making this PPV (which has a 5pm start time here in the U.K. on a Friday, 12pm and earlier in the USA). Coupled with Australia later in the year, it makes a complete mockery of their ongoing excuse that thy couldn’t do a PPV here because of the time difference. Money talks, eh.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:30 pm

Mafro wrote:

Wonder if they're going to keep the belt on him until he breaks Punk's record.


I do wonder if this is only a short term deal and he’s still going to ufc or if the ufc thing was just a diversion with Dana involved.

Also why release this now and not on raw?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:32 pm

KK wrote:Unbelievable how big they’re making this PPV (which has a 5pm start time here in the U.K. on a Friday, 12pm and earlier in the USA). Coupled with Australia later in the year, it makes a complete mockery of their ongoing excuse that thy couldn’t do a PPV here because of the time difference. Money talks, eh.


Yep indeed. Very odd. No reason not to do a ppv here. They could easily make a big summer stadium event with an axcess and raw and SD tapping to follow.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by KK » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:34 pm

I was thinking you still have the weather excuse, but they’re doing WrestleMania outdoors in New York again next year. It’s freezing.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by Floex » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:34 pm

Good lord that main event. Sucked so bad, this just needs to stop, turn Reigns, nothing is working right now as a face.

The biggest problem, as always, is the storytelling, it’s written by idiots. When you have Ciampa getting legit heel heat, that is how you get someone over. Enough of these grey area characters. If Vince is still calling the shots he needs to move on and trips to move up. How long have we been saying that for...

What an insult to Asuka and Rusev as well.

I’m shocked AJ/Nak was average at best but that heel turn was fantastic.

Match of night was Rousey, amazing to say that.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by KK » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:38 pm

I wonder if Vince thinks Reigns will get cheered in the Middle East so is going to have him win the title there instead.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by Floex » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:47 pm

KK wrote:I wonder if Vince thinks Reigns will get cheered in the Middle East so is going to have him win the title there instead.


This would be hilarious. Nuclear heat on his return.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by Floex » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:51 pm

Cena :lol: :fp:



Someone’s got be turning heel tonight, Reigns or Cena.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by KK » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:54 pm

Will be nice to watch what will be a 5 hour show, if not longer, at a reasonable time. Perfect for a takeaway.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: The Best RAW of the Year - 1am, Sky Sports Arena
by Slimgrady » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:57 pm

Poor ‘Mania in my opinion. No need for that much swerve booking. Braun is turning into a comedy character. I’m not surprised Lesnar re signed with WWE, he looked kind of out of shape last night, bit of a gut, don’t think he’d stand a chance in a real fight these days. Seems the most over man on the main roster was only added to the US title match to take the pinfall to the least over man in the main roster. Not having Asuka win was silly. I’d say the same about Nakamura but I liked the heel turn, as long as they don’t make him a “foreign heel”.
On the plus side, Ronda was Awesome!

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