The Wrestling Thread II: WWE Backlash

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by KK » Mon May 08, 2017 4:21 pm

Thought it was funny how they're referring to her as "WWE Superstar" Stephanie McMahon.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by KK » Mon May 08, 2017 6:58 pm

Get ready for another 2 HOURS of in-ring programming coming to the WWE Network every week.

WWE United Kingdom starts this month (date TBA - though I'm guessing either Friday or Saturday) with Jim Ross and Nigel McGuinness on commentary.

WWE Women's Tournament then gets underway in July through August.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by Minty14 » Tue May 09, 2017 4:30 am

I think a Friday or Saturday night slit would be great for that kind of show. JR and McGuiness is a fantastic commentary duo as well, sounds like the are going for a similar style to the tournament commentary which was miles better than anything on their normal shows. I assume it will air next week as there are matches which lead into Takeover Chicago.

I'm sure it will never happen, but WWE would be wise to get this on TV over here, preferably on terrestrial to compete with WOS. As much as everyone mocks WWE for 'inventing' British wrestling, this could be a massive point of entry for new viewers into British wrestling and wrestling as a whole.

Speaking of Takeover, I don't remember them doing one outside of the big 4 weekends. Is this new, or have I just not noticed?
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by Slimgrady » Tue May 09, 2017 11:03 am

Pretty sure WWE couldn't get any programming on terrestrial TV or any other channel that isn't Sky owned unfortunately, not even sure they'd want to these days either with all their focus seemingly to get eyes on the network.

Takeovers used to always take place on random Wednesdays before so plenty have happened outside the big 4 weekends I believe.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue May 09, 2017 5:33 pm

I'm here at the O2 arena for SD Live . Anyone else here or am I the only idiot who bought tickets?
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by KK » Tue May 09, 2017 6:54 pm

I'm there in spirit...

I wonder if they're going to tape 205 Live before SD tonight instead of after?
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue May 09, 2017 8:41 pm

KK wrote:I'm there in spirit...

I wonder if they're going to tape 205 Live before SD tonight instead of after?


They've gone for SD first then 205 with the promise of Nakamura v Ziggler afterwards if u stick around.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue May 09, 2017 8:54 pm

Wow people are actually leaving before 205.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by Skippy » Tue May 09, 2017 9:10 pm

Saw on Twitter there were "Fire Bradshaw" chants, was that true? If so how loud was it?
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue May 09, 2017 9:15 pm

Skippy wrote:Saw on Twitter there were "Fire Bradshaw" chants, was that true? If so how loud was it?


Seemed very loud where I am. Most of them though weren't while they were recording. The biggest was when he came out before they started filming.

Overall I'm not sure how the chants will come across. Raw seemed dead last night on TV. The crowd seem loud tonight, probably the loudest I remember at a live event I've been too in certain parts. but the sound doesn't seem right on the big screen as it's very hard to understand what they are saying on the backstage skits so I wonder if they've not got things set up right.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by KK » Tue May 09, 2017 10:48 pm

Beginning tonight, 205 Live has been cut to 30 minutes; Talking Smack moving to 3:30am.

May as well just scrap it and bring back Shotgun, Sunday Night Heat or any number of other legacy shows.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed May 10, 2017 1:26 am

KK wrote:Beginning tonight, 205 Live has been cut to 30 minutes; Talking Smack moving to 3:30am.

May as well just scrap it and bring back Shotgun, Sunday Night Heat or any number of other legacy shows.


That's odd. They definitely shot more than 30 mins of footage for 205. Two matches, an in ring segment and backstage segment.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by KK » Wed May 10, 2017 9:47 pm

Yeah, it aired for 47 minutes. I can only presume WWE are advertising a 10:30 start to artificially jack up the viewership for Talking Smack. On the listings on the WWE Network however, they've got 205 for 10:45pm.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed May 10, 2017 10:11 pm

The odd thing I noticed about SD last night was that they didn't show the inring footage on the big screen. Every other time I've been to watch it live they've shown the action in the screen as well.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by Mafro » Wed May 10, 2017 10:17 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:The odd thing I noticed about SD last night was that they didn't show the inring footage on the big screen. Every other time I've been to watch it live they've shown the action in the screen as well.

They stopped that because apparently they didn't like it when they went to crowd shots for TV and everyone was looking at the screen rather than the ring. When I was at Raw in Glasgow they showed it on the big screen ever so often but not all the time, it was really annoying because when anyone was fighting outside the ring you couldn't see what was going on at all.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed May 10, 2017 11:26 pm

Mafro wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:The odd thing I noticed about SD last night was that they didn't show the inring footage on the big screen. Every other time I've been to watch it live they've shown the action in the screen as well.

They stopped that because apparently they didn't like it when they went to crowd shots for TV and everyone was looking at the screen rather than the ring. When I was at Raw in Glasgow they showed it on the big screen ever so often but not all the time, it was really annoying because when anyone was fighting outside the ring you couldn't see what was going on at all.


Yeah I found this a big problem last night. I hadn't been to a taping for 6 years. The fact that you could switch from watching on the screen to the actual ring was great in the past.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu May 11, 2017 12:54 am

Brie and Daniel Bryan have had their baby. They appear to have called it Birdie. Not clear if that's her name or a nickname.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu May 11, 2017 8:56 pm

They are kind of a non-entity these days but Billy Corgan is buying/has bought the NWA.

http://whatculture.com/wwe/billy-corgan-to-purchase-the-national-wrestling-alliance
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat May 13, 2017 6:24 pm

WWE November tour

Nov 1 - Glasgow, Scotland (Raw)
Nov 2 - Brighton, England (Raw)
Nov 3 - London, England (Raw)
Nov 4 - Barcelona, Spain (SmackDown)
Nov 4 - Minehead, England (Raw)
Nov 5 - Madrid, Spain (SmackDown)
Nov 5 - Cardiff, Wales (Raw)
Nov 6 - Manchester, England (Raw taping)
Nov 7 - Manchester, England (SmackDown & 205 Live taping)
Nov 8 - Dortmund, Germany (Raw)
Nov 8 - Leeds, England (SmackDown)
Nov 9 - Leipzig, Germany (Raw)
Nov 10 - Hamburg, Germany (Raw)
Nov 10 - Milan, Italy (SmackDown)
Nov 11 - Mannheim, Germany (Raw)
Nov 11 - Padova, Italy (SmackDown)
Nov 12 - Florence, Italy (SmackDown)
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread II
by BAKA » Sun May 14, 2017 3:44 pm

Guess I'm not going in November after all as they're not coming here this year by the look of it...

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