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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:43 pm

bear wrote: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.


I do agree they can shorten mania. They don't gain any thing from the show being 7 hours. Surely it just costs them more. I can't imagine anyone not buying a ticket because the show will be say five hours instead of seven. ppv sales are tiny now but again who's not going to order it because it's shorter?

Also could WWE really sell out an 70,000-80,000 two days running? Yes 15,000 are also attending nxt and the Hall of Fame but those tickets are cheaper than a Mania ticket.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by captain red dog » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:28 pm

Is 7 hours really an issue though? If it was me I'd want as much bang for my buck as I could get.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:24 pm

captain red dog wrote:Is 7 hours really an issue though? If it was me I'd want as much bang for my buck as I could get.


Personally Im ok with the seven hours. I watched. The preshow plus the first hour then went to sleep and then watched the rest the next day. That worker out fine for me.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Mafro » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:33 pm

One hell of a rant from Dave Meltzer about the JBL/Mauro Ranallo situation. Jonathan Coachman sounds like an absolute knobend.


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Mafro » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:20 pm

Watching last week's NXT and holy gooseberry fool that guy in Heavy Machinery that's as wide as he is tall :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Fade » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:47 am

I saw a comment that said he looked like he ate Rhino :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Floex » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:53 pm

THe Revival already working the merchandise game



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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Slimgrady » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:53 pm

Apollo Crews is gone to Raw. Oh the excitement.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Mafro » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:21 am

Wasn't expecting that many people to be moving brands.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:55 am

The crowd can get stuffed with their poor reaction for miz and maryse. It was actually like they hadn't seen SD before and didn't understand what was going on.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:22 am

So raw has become like SD and the general manager gets the biggest reaction on the show.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:31 am

So SD movers to raw are

Bray Wyatt
Alexa Bliss
Mickie James
Curt Hawkins
Dean Ambrose
The Miz
Maryse
Apollo Crews
Kalisto
Heath Slater
Rhyno
David Otunga

Elias Samson From nxt appears to have moved to raw as well, unless he's just going to appear on raw and SD randomly as he was just seen drifting around the arena.

Byron Saxton has moved to SD.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Kurt Angle returns to WWE as RAW General Manager
by KK » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:04 am

If Brock Lesnar moves to SmackDown that pretty much confirms Randy Orton is losing the title at Payback.

At least SD hasn't lost AJ Styles.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Draft Week
by Kanbei » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:39 pm

Braun's face turn last night was epic

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Draft Week
by Fade » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:42 pm

Kanbei wrote:Braun's face turn last night was epic

The bit with the ambulance :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Draft Week
by Rog » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:47 pm

Apparently Styles hasn't moved because he has been pushing for a feud with Orton. The super athletic guy vs the worlds most boring scarecrow.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Draft Week
by Floex » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:23 pm

Fade wrote:
Kanbei wrote:Braun's face turn last night was epic

The bit with the ambulance :lol:


I thought the beatdown was great... until the ambulance bit. That has got to be one of the most stupidest stunts I've seen in a long time :lol: I know it's wrestling but c'mon. Genuinely lol'd when Braun kept coming back with the crowd cheering.

There's barely anyone left on Smackdown after last night too. Can see KO going to Smackdown along with Jericho seeing as Ambrose won and brought the belt with him.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Draft Week
by Mafro » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:26 pm

The ones rumoured to be moving to Smackdown are

Owens
Zayn
Charlotte
Sasha
New Day
Cass & Enzo
Shining Stars
Jinder

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Draft Week
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:28 pm

Floex wrote:
Fade wrote:
Kanbei wrote:Braun's face turn last night was epic

The bit with the ambulance :lol:


I thought the beatdown was great... until the ambulance bit. That has got to be one of the most stupidest stunts I've seen in a long time :lol: I know it's wrestling but c'mon. Genuinely lol'd when Braun kept coming back with the crowd cheering.

There's barely anyone left on Smackdown after last night too. Can see KO going to Smackdown along with Jericho seeing as Ambrose won and brought the belt with him.


I was thinking earlier that Owens has to be moving to SD otherwise the shakeup makes no sense. If it was a lottery or draft then it would make sense but as the GM's and Commissioners of RAW and SD have supposedly negotiated the moves then it would make no sense for the IC champion to move to RAW and the US title holder not to move the other way. Why would SD agree to their championship moving brands without a replacement one coming the other way? it wouldn't make any sense. If there was no replacement then surely you would strip the IC belt from Ambrose?

I will wait until i see the SD results but if Owens doesn't come to SD then they are idiots.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Draft Week
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:29 pm

Mafro wrote:The ones rumoured to be moving to Smackdown are

Owens
Zayn
Charlotte
Sasha
New Day
Cass & Enzo
Shining Stars
Jinder


The annoying thing is you could kind of guess most of that straight up anyway.

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