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by Mafro » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:18 pm



I love Japanese commentary :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Clash of Champions - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:44 am

WWE debuted a slightly rejigged WWE title last night:


I wonder if this is a prelude to them also changing their logo from red to black.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Clash of Champions - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:35 pm

Has anyone watched this before? It's actually really interesting, two years old but a good behind the scenes documentary, some good inside to the business as a whole, not just NXT.


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Clash of Champions - Sunday, WWE Network
by captain red dog » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:08 pm

How come Kenny Omega seems to be incapable of taking a code breaker properly.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Clash of Champions - Sunday, WWE Network
by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:40 pm

That's a really unflattering shot of Cole in the that video link... he looks off his tits.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Clash of Champions - Sunday, WWE Network
by Slimgrady » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:20 pm

captain red dog wrote:How come Kenny Omega seems to be incapable of taking a code breaker properly.

I noticed he took them differently alright, not sure if I’d call it improper though. Some people over sold the gooseberry fool out of it in WWE, bouncing really high like Jericho’s legs were rubber or something. I’m sure Omega and Jericho want this feud as heated as possible so they’re probably trying to keep it realistic as possible.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Clash of Champions - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:37 pm

There are a load of rumours going around that Vince McMahon is on the verge of bringing back the XFL.

Totally unconnected I'm sure, WWE will be making even more budget cuts to production in 2018, apparently filming more PPV weekends (including NXT) from the same venue. Currently they already do this multiple times a year (usually for things like Summerslam and Survivor Series).

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Clash of Champions - Sunday, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:54 am

Underwhelming show. Ziggler, really? The last two matches were solid, even with the inevitable shenanigans. The complete silence when the Bludgeon Brothers won... booking has screwed the repackage before it even started.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Clash of Champions - Sunday, WWE Network
by Slimgrady » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:38 pm

The Ziggler win was a bit baffling alright, the mans had countless chances. Does he keep signing 1 year contracts and they just give him a belt so he’ll stay and job for another year or something? The mans a bore, always talking about leaving because of the way he’s treated but never does. They really need to start pulling the trigger faster with these former NXT champs that get called up, Nakamura and Roode have both been wasted since their call ups.
Also they had the old style red flick belt back again last night, strange.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Clash of Champions - Sunday, WWE Network
by PES Fan » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:24 am

Ridiculous ending to Raw. The women stop fighting because Stephanie walks out. She then to no surprise announces the women’s royal rumble. Now I seen pictures of all the women holding each others hands up. So much for Absolution hating everybody.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Clash of Champions - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:03 pm

Still can't believe they're doing a Live Christmas Day RAW next week.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:45 pm

Looks like Kane's taking the pin at the Rumble.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Slimgrady » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:00 pm

Think it’s time for Kane to retire, he looks terrible, and that mask with the wig just looks ridiculous. He could have his last match at ‘Mania, possibly for a Brothers of destruction reunion! I think Kane’s been a big enough star/character to warrant a ‘Taker return, that way they they could both go out with a win for a feel good moment. Unlike the worlds saddest striptease at last years Wrestlemania.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by captain red dog » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:55 pm

The GRcade wrestling Twitter has been good today. John Cena gave a pretty robust defence of the PG era, that was an interesting link to read. Also the rumour that Vince has banned the "this match is scheduled for one fall" call because he doesn't like the fans shouting "one fall". :lol:

Honestly, the guy seems really detached from the audience at times!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Slimgrady » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:30 pm

The way they announced the women’s Royal Rumble was shite and kind of patronizing.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by PES Fan » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:46 pm

Slimgrady wrote:The way they announced the women’s Royal Rumble was shite and kind of patronizing.




These women were beating each other up a few minutes ago. But forget storylines and let Stephanie have her moment again.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:58 pm

The equivalent of somebody breaking character in a film or theatre production mid performance. But this women’s revolution at points has felt forced rather than organic. Don’t keep telling people you’re having a women’s revolution, just let it happen with the natural progression of storylines. I still think Mickie James and Trish Stratus is one of the best women’s feuds they’ve ever done, and they didn’t have to keep turning to the camera every five minutes to tell everyone women are now ‘a thing’ in WWE.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:59 pm

I find it patronising but then it's bizarre to me as I'm male. Some women, especially Americans seem to enjoy hugging and getting emotional over things that seem insignificant to others.

Or do I now sound patronising. Basically I think some of their reactions were legit and they were frilled by it. And although they would have guessed what was coming they probably didn't know before hand of the announcement.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:08 pm

Interesting how they put it in the final hour and the main event slot, which is now proving to be the least popular hour of RAW. They started the show with 3,085,000 viewers and by the end they had 2,470,000.

It has given them a ton of press coverage today though.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:56 am

Watching SmackDown it felt a bit weird for the Women, the Flair & Naomi moment was nice, but there was little else Rumble related, aside from the recap package from Raw. You'd think the most logical thing, to include everyone, would be to have the SmackDown women come onto Raw, perhaps make it look like an invasion again, have the Raw women come out and brawl, and then have Stephanie break it up, saying she invited them here for the historic announcement.


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