The Wrestling Thread III: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan R.I.P. 1944 - 2017

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: IMPACT WRESTLING Slammiversary 15 - Monday 9pm, SpikeTV
by captain red dog » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:03 am

KK wrote:In the UK, the 19th June edition of RAW pulled in 18,000 viewers, the lowest rating in the history of RAW dating back to its UK inception in 1995, beaten by the 11am showing of Main Event (31,000).

There are Dodoes with more life.

I wonder how much longer that can go on. WWE badly needs a highlights show on prime time terrestrial in my opinion. Something on the lines of Smack Talk with highlights thrown in, so basically the old WWE Prime Time.

The current product with the ridiculous ad breaks feels massively at odd with UK viewing habits.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by Jam-Master Jay » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:25 pm

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Jam-Master Jay wrote:I miss WCW. :(

If you aren't already I recommend Tony Schiavone's podcast. They're working through various PPVs and note worthy Nitro's. It's great listening to his insight. That all the announcers were just as in the dark as the viewer throughout Bash at the Beach 1996 as to who the 3rd man was for example. Tony then saying he hoped the police beat the strawberry float out of the fan who jumped the barricade too. :slol:


Never really been one for podcasts, but that does sound pretty interesting. Just found a list of past editions so I'll definitely check them out this week. :wub:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:38 pm

I don't know if it's because I've been watching a lot of Nitro recently and WCW liked setting the pyro off every 5 seconds, but it's really noticeable these days how little of it WWE now has. Since Money in the Bank it's been practically nonexistent. It stands out like a sore thumb with AJ Styles' entrance.

Even the SD set has been used 2 nights running again.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by Mafro » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:50 pm

Saw some Smackdown highlights. Jesus strawberry floating Christ what are they doing with Rusev? He has to be one of the biggest wastes of all-round talent on the roster right now. Putting him straight into a feud with Cena that seems to just be a repeat of the same one for the US title a few years ago that totally killed his momentum and that'll probably happen again with this one.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:52 pm

There must be some sort of joke I'm missing at both Lana and Rusev's expense.

WWE removing the Uso's R-Rated joke on their YT videos is also pathetic. No fun allowed.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:32 pm

I'm presuming "Tenay Young" (Tyler Breeze dressed as Renee Young) was a shot or nod to Mike Tenay.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by Slimgrady » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:25 pm

KK wrote:I'm presuming "Tenay Young" (Tyler Breeze dressed as Renee Young) was a shot or nod to Mike Tenay.

I doubt it, they just took Tyler's first initial and put it instead of the R in Renee. Unless Mike Tenay has a history of cross dressing I don't know about.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:23 pm

Forbes wrote:WWE fans take note: an IT error may have left your personal information open to anyone, including addresses, educational background, earnings and ethnicity.

Earlier this week, Bob Dyachenko, from security firm Kromtech, told Forbes he'd uncovered a huge, unprotected WWE database containing information on more than 3 million users, noting it was open to anyone who knew the web address to search. Looking at samples of the leaked information provided by Dyachenko, all data was stored in plain text.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrew ... -and-more/

Guess that's it then. I'm now going to have to move and change my identity.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by Green Gecko » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:07 am

WWE's lawyers are onto you guys https://www.lumendatabase.org/notices/14603889#

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:33 am

Hey Vince!

Looking through that list, it's because of download links posted from 2010-2012.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by Mafro » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:49 pm

Austin Aries has been released :|

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PostRe: RE: Re: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by shadow202 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:54 pm

Mafro wrote:Austin Aries has been released :|

Never got the hype around him, I've never watched him pre WWE and never thought he had 'it' since his debut

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by Mafro » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:14 am

He was ace in TNA and ROH. One of the best around.

According to Wrestling Observer he asked for his release.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by captain red dog » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:03 am

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KK wrote:
Jam-Master Jay wrote:I miss WCW. :(

If you aren't already I recommend Tony Schiavone's podcast. They're working through various PPVs and note worthy Nitro's. It's great listening to his insight. That all the announcers were just as in the dark as the viewer throughout Bash at the Beach 1996 as to who the 3rd man was for example. Tony then saying he hoped the police beat the strawberry float out of the fan who jumped the barricade too. :slol:


Never really been one for podcasts, but that does sound pretty interesting. Just found a list of past editions so I'll definitely check them out this week. :wub:

I just started listening to this and can also vouch for how interesting it is. Honestly the decisions WCW were making at the time are farcical. Having said that, a lot of the booking sounds a lot like the current WWE booking.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by Floex » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:36 am

:( Aries

He could have easily fit into the intercontinental scene and be a higher mid carder at the very least but no they leave stuck him in another terrible version of that wwe style of crusierweights.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by captain red dog » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:07 am

The cruiserweights is another failure for that kind of division. I don't see any recovery for it. I don't feel that style fits in the WWE product aside from say one match on a PPV.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by Slimgrady » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:52 am

Having the cruiser weights completely separate to everything else is a bad idea too, Aries had only a handful of people he could possibly feud with. The indies and NJPW are booming at the moment so I think he'll do pretty well for himself.

On another note AJ Styles won the US title at MSG last night!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by BAKA » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:34 am

Really looking forward to Great Balls Of Fire, in like 24 hours time. The card is really good! They've done a phenomenal job building up Joe vs Lesnar, I just hope it's allowed to run into double digit minutes. Rollins vs Wyatt has potential, as does Banks vs Bliss. The past couple of Strowman / Reigns matches have been really good. Strowman can actually wrestle now (some unexpected moves from him in the Apollo Crews match on RAW this week) and they seem to have great chemistry.

I caught up with Slammiversary, and was completely blown away. The four way tag team match was just so good. And that commentator's match was better than it had any right to be. Filled with nods to the past, and more than a little Broken Hardy reminiscent.

Started watching Lucha Underground's second half of season 3. Can't believe WWE passed on The Mack, because of conditioning concerns (and allegedly picked up Apollo Crews instead). He fought for that entire episode. :lol: What a match. Almost 45 minutes, and I was never bored or reaching for my phone. Mundo is so talented too.

I loved the end to last week's NXT. Asuka is just amazing. :wub: It's going to break my heart seeing her lose to Ember Moon. I'd rather see her drop the title to Cross, especially after a match like that.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:12 am

Can't get over "Great Balls of Fire" kicking in as background music to this thing.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Great Balls Of Fire - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:40 am

Is this Vic Joseph commentator new? I've never heard of him before, unless he does Main Event or something.

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