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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Floex » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:53 pm

Skippy wrote:
Floex wrote:Basically AJ mains next years Wrestlemania with either Nak or Finn.


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He can't go 4 years on top surely? SURELY?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Mafro » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:49 pm

Vince is relentless with wanting him at the top, so he will.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:09 pm

Simon Gotch of the vaudevillians has been released.

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"WWE has come to terms on a mutually agreed upon release with Simon Gotch as of today, April 5, 2017. WWE wishes Gotch the best in all his future endeavors."

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Mafro » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:43 pm

Well that's Aiden English strawberry floated.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by KK » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:01 pm

There's a lot of stuff on JBL's behaviour in Justin Roberts' new book. Some of it is so outrageous you'd immediately think he was making it up, but JBL has a track record of horrible behaviour. His real life persona is far more in line with his old TV/APA character than what he currently portrays on WWE/Fox News. Apparently JBL would go up to Roberts whenever he saw him and told him he should kill himself. When a secondary school kid dropped his notes, JBL turned to the mother and asked her if all her kids were mentally disabled. I'm surprised nobody has recorded JBL on the sly and leaked it into the public domain.

While in London someone stole Roberts' passport so he had to go to the US embassy to be able to leave.

Triple H also had this obsession of trying to pull down Justin's trousers.

Sounds like a great place to work!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:12 pm

KK wrote:There's a lot of stuff on JBL's behaviour in Justin Roberts' new book. Some of it is so outrageous you'd immediately think he was making it up, but JBL has a track record of horrible behaviour. His real life persona is far more in line with his old TV/APA character than what he currently portrays on WWE/Fox News. Apparently JBL would go up to Roberts whenever he saw him and told him he should kill himself. When a secondary school kid dropped his notes, JBL turned to the mother and asked her if all her kids were mentally disabled. I'm surprised nobody has recorded JBL on the sly and leaked it into the public domain.

While in London someone stole Roberts' passport so he had to go to the US embassy to be able to leave.

Triple H also had this obsession of trying to pull down Justin's trousers.

Sounds like a great place to work!


It's amazing with all the stories that come out about JBL that he has maintained his job there, i know he's supposed to be one of Vince's favorites but still i can't believe as you say evidence of his behaviour hasn't leaked into the media.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by KK » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:29 pm

The crazy thing is even when he's getting his arsed kicked by a legit tough guy like Steve Blackman or a normal bloke like Joey Styles he hasn't stopped. He just seems like a monumental arsehole.

And we've seen glimpses of it over the years on TV. Beating up the Blue Meanie at One Night Stand, and taking massive liberties with the Public Enemy on Sunday Night Heat.

And while Miz's Mum was dying of cancer (which was shown on Tough Enough) he went out of his way to bully him for ages too.

Only reason he gets away with this is became the companies he works for are complicit in this stuff, the atmosphere at Fox News now widely known too.

The BE A STAR campaign really is a massive joke.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Mafro » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:39 pm

Justin Roberts did an AMA on reddit yesterday that was pretty interesting.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Kanbei » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:55 pm

Current rumours on the shake up;

AJ Styles to Raw
Charlotte to Smackdown
Alexa Bliss to Raw
New Day to Smackdown

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Slimgrady » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:06 pm

Christ, Charlotte will be a 10 time champ by the end of the year then. :fp: :slol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by KK » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:48 pm

Sky Sports using this piece of production music for the darts tonight:



What CM Punk would have ended up with had WWE's cheque book not stretched to Cult of Personality.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Floex » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:27 am

Was listening to Dave Meltzer on the Jim Ross Report, he said a suggestion that Wrestlemania could/should become a 2 day event and I'm completely convinced this is the way to go going forward. Think of it like a 2 day festival, 3 if you count the HOF and NXT. I made it to about 2:30 on Sunday and I was done, the show is far too long right now. Even the crowd in attendance can't muster cheering for that long and it showed.

Not only would it give time to more matches but the crowd/TV audience would be more invested what's in front of them. More people can get on the card and we wouldn't have to watch gooseberry fool like the Andre Battle Royal.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by KK » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:48 am

Knowing WWE that would then make the show 14 hours long. Nowhere in WWE's mindset at the moment is 'less is more'. This year alone we've got a new Women's tournament to look forward to, an additional NXT TakeOver, and a weekly UK-based show. They've increased their PPV count and added an extra hour onto 3 of them, and bumped Mania up to 7 hours. I don't know whey they go from here - SmackDown to 3 hours?

This is why the storylines are also so poor; it's impossible for the viewer to invest or keep up with what's going on, or the writing teams to keep coming up with stuff. There's lots of wrestling but less reasons to watch it.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Mafro » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:16 pm

Splitting Mania over two days makes total sense which means it's the complete opposite of what the WWE would do. I've always like how New Japan do events over two or three days and that works really well.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Lucien » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:28 pm

A two day Mania would suck. The whole point is it's one big night. The only problem with Mania is it's too long now.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by KK » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:05 pm

Dave Meltzer on JBL:

I have gotten texts and DM's as well as spoken personally to 15 different [people] who all contacted me after the article I wrote, some literally welling up. Justin [Roberts] was the only one without any interest in going back who would speak publicly. The rest were just thanking me because they went through the same thing.

It's way worse and well known than I had imagined. It's astonishing.

Only one of them knew Mauro, only their own experiences.

A lot of outlets now running with the accusations, including Forbes. I think Mauro publicly speaking out would force WWE's hand, but I don't know if he wants the publicity.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by BAKA » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:58 pm

Mauro has removed mention of WWE from his Twitter profile apparently. :cry:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Irene Demova » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:24 pm

I'm amazed that JBL ever survived beating the gooseberry fool out of meanie. If he'd taken that to court I don't think Vince could've protected him

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by bear » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:35 pm

I'm not sure if it was addressed on the Ross Report but splitting Wrestlemania turns it into a six day event unless they drop either NXT or the Hall of Fame from Wrestlemania week. Raw and Smackdown have to take place on Monday and Tuesday so they can't move. I'm sure it's a lot easier said than done but making Wrestlemania a bit shorter is the best solution. Getting rid of the celeb performances would be a start. No one goes to Wrestlemania for Pitbull.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by KK » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:39 pm

If this was any other company not named WWE or Fox News then this type of nonsense wouldn't wash for as long as it apparently has. Mauro comes from a sports broadcaster background, whereas WWE clearly isn't normal. Wrestling doesn't have the reputation of being a carny business for no reason.

If WWE want their big money sponsors and their various campaigns then they deserve heavy scrutiny. They can't be a halfway house.

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