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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Draft Week
by KK » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:00 pm

Wrestling Observer wrote:Rene Dupree in an interview said that the last three years he was in WWE, after he was moved to SmackDown, he was miserable.

“Every day going to work, I was called a French ******. Every day, I don’t want to go to work and be called a ******. What if I was gay? Isn’t that sexual harassment? He’d make jokes and every now and then they were kind of funny, but after a while, it’s like, Jesus Christ...Maybe I didn’t act the right way...No (when asked if he ever complained about it to those higher up). I was just quiet and shy, which maybe came across as arrogant.”


The reaction was such that in Boston on 4/11 during Smackdown, there were several chants of “fire JBL,” and Layfield, who is usually wildly cheered when he comes out before the show, was booed. There were also “We Want Mauro” chants. Worse, a clip went through social media of a fan with a sign that said “I Got Bullied by JBL,” instead of getting his sign confiscated as others were, was kicked out of the building in front of fans who shot the incident with the cell phones.

On the air, it was a very different Layfield. Layfield was a smiling babyface and did nothing to insult the babyfaces, nor his broadcast partners Tom Phillips, who took over Ranallo’s play-by-play roles on the two shows, and Byron Saxton, who was moved over from Raw.


While publically claiming there was no bullying culture in WWE, Jonathan Coachman himself did an interview a few years ago where he talked about how Vince McMahon and others got the local police to fake arrest him for conducting an office football betting pool, and he was so scared, he went into an empty room and cried for ten minutes. Others have noted to us that when he worked in WWE, that Coachman was a favorite target of Layfield.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Draft Week
by Floex » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:55 pm

Mafro wrote:I like how they've changed the font on Nakamura's titantron to make it look more Japanese.


Yeah, what the hell was that about besides the normal dumbing down for audiences. The font was perfect in Nxt

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Draft Week
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:22 pm

Dean ambrose and Renee Young got married.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Draft Week
by Mafrozen » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:25 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Dean ambrose and Renee Young got married.

And they get put on separate brands on Monday night. Funny that.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Draft Week
by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:32 am

Mafro wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Dean ambrose and Renee Young got married.

And they get put on separate brands on Monday night. Funny that.


Doesn't Renee do Raw talk as well?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Draft Week
by KK » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:47 am

I think that's Charly Caruso and Lawler.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Draft Week
by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:48 pm

KK wrote:I think that's Charly Caruso and Lawler.


Ah right, I haven't watched it since it launched, I thought Renee was on the first one.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: IMPACT WRESTLING - 9pm Friday, SpikeTV
by SerialCeler » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:14 pm

Quick reminder that Impact is back on UK TV on Spike this Friday at 9pm.

Also, I see that Lashley has been announced for the World of Sport tapings in Preston in May.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: IMPACT WRESTLING - 9pm Friday, SpikeTV
by KK » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:14 am

It's the third time they've done it, but I thought it was the first time the ring collapsing on RAW looked really contrived. The second you saw the ring you knew something was up. I think it's like the barricade smash spot near the ring bell. They've done it so many times, it feels like a videogame - press X for OMG! moment.

The Live crowd continue to lap it up, to a certain extent, with almost ironic sounding "Holy gooseberry fool" and "this is awesome" chants.

Best ref bump EVER though. You have to watch it just to see him fall out of the ring.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: IMPACT WRESTLING - 9pm Friday, SpikeTV
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:06 pm

KK wrote:It's the third time they've done it, but I thought it was the first time the ring collapsing on RAW looked really contrived. The second you saw the ring you knew something was up. I think it's like the barricade smash spot near the ring bell. They've done it so many times, it feels like a videogame - press X for OMG! moment.

The Live crowd continue to lap it up, to a certain extent, with almost ironic sounding "Holy gooseberry fool" and "this is awesome" chants.

Best ref bump EVER though. You have to watch it just to see him fall out of the ring.


I was staring at your comment, thinking what the hell has he been watching, what is he talking about but now i've realised that it's tuesday and not monday so Raw was on last night :lol: bloody bank holidays.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: IMPACT WRESTLING - 9pm Friday, SpikeTV
by KK » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:16 pm

Rosey of 3 Minute Warning (Eric Bischoff's go to hit squad) has died aged 47: http://www.wwe.com/article/rosey-passes-away

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: IMPACT WRESTLING - 9pm Friday, SpikeTV
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:18 pm

KK wrote:Rosey of 3 Minute Warning (Eric Bischoff's go to hit squad) has died aged 47: http://www.wwe.com/article/rosey-passes-away


That's Roman reigns older brother. Whilst 3 minute warning didn't work out, I liked his stuff with hurricane.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: IMPACT WRESTLING - 9pm Friday, SpikeTV
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:43 pm

I noticed when angle was talking to Braun he said 'despite his injuries, so called' when referring to reigns. Odd choice of words.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: IMPACT WRESTLING - 9pm Friday, SpikeTV
by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:38 am

Orton v jinder mahal at backlash. That's excellent, means I don't have to stay up and watch the end of the ppv.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: IMPACT WRESTLING - 9pm Friday, SpikeTV
by Minty14 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:23 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Orton v jinder mahal at backlash. That's excellent, means I don't have to stay up and watch the end of the ppv.

It's like they thought the outcome of the Bray v Randy match wasn't obvious enough :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: IMPACT WRESTLING - 9pm Friday, SpikeTV
by KK » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:06 am

Where the strawberry float has that match sprung from. :lol:

Like the equivalent of, I dunno, Bob Holly vs Brock Lesnar...but at least that was the RR.

I hope the rest of the card is better, because that main event SUCKS.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: IMPACT WRESTLING - 9pm Friday, SpikeTV
by Floex » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:58 pm

Man, Smackdown blew.

The talent seems wafer thing right now considering who's just been given a title shot.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: IMPACT WRESTLING - 9pm Friday, SpikeTV
by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:00 pm

Floex wrote:Man, Smackdown blew.

The talent seems wafer thing right now considering who's just been given a title shot.


I suppose the problem is KO and styles are feuding over the US title and Zayn doesn't get a look in.

The odd thing I've noticed is American Alpha keep losing.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: IMPACT WRESTLING - 9pm Friday, SpikeTV
by Floex » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:10 pm

Having started watching again since Wrestlemania, Smackdown has been the worst show. The Tag-team division seems like a second thought. You need just 3 great teams to make a division with American Alpha being one but I'm finding it hard to think of another. Usos seem good but under-utilised. Maybe the new day will inject something to the scene. The women's division isn't as good as Raws either so find it hard to care.

It's needs more characters, Jericho (I assume) will help along with Rusev (please cut the anti-American gooseberry fool) and rumours are saying Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis have been signed so maybe it'll take a bit of time but hope they rebuild.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: IMPACT WRESTLING - 9pm Friday, SpikeTV
by Minty14 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:40 pm

Floex wrote:Having started watching again since Wrestlemania, Smackdown has been the worst show. The Tag-team division seems like a second thought. You need just 3 great teams to make a division with American Alpha being one but I'm finding it hard to think of another. Usos seem good but under-utilised. Maybe the new day will inject something to the scene. The women's division isn't as good as Raws either so find it hard to care.

It's needs more characters, Jericho (I assume) will help along with Rusev (please cut the anti-American gooseberry fool) and rumours are saying Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis have been signed so maybe it'll take a bit of time but hope they rebuild.

No way is Jericho beating Owens at Payback.


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