The Wrestling Thread III

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Slimgrady » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:10 pm

WCW Thunder is on the network now if anybody is interested! Didn’t know it was also a 3 hour show back in the day :dread: 6 hours of NWO a week, no wonder they went tits up!

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by KK » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:20 pm

Only 1 or 2 episodes were, the rest were 2 hours thankfully. The first episode that aired in the UK was number 35 (October 8, 1998).

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:49 am

The Ultimate Deletion :lol: :fp: I think Wyatt being baffled and shocked by fireworks was my favourite part.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:21 pm

I enjoyed it too. I was worried to begin with, it seemed a bit more slick than it should be, but it soon degenerated into the ridiculous nonsense I know and love.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Skippy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:09 pm

Seems like a good enough reason to return to GR



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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Floex » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:15 pm

OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH SHHHHIIITTTT

I’m surprised they’re announcing this before Wrestlemania. Going to completely overshadow the main event.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:17 pm

Skippy wrote:Seems like a good enough reason to return to GR



:shock:


Why why why would they break this news on twitter? Do it in a segment on SD, have him flip out unexpectedly and attack someone or make a save to set up a match. What the hell is wrong with wwe these days. Stop announcing everything.

However I do wonder if this is on purpose to put pressure on Bryan as he reportedly turned down a wrestlemania match.

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by Kanbei » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:59 pm

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:14 pm

Wow Vince got some bad news today

Today (Mar. 20) in New York, Charlie Ebersol, the son of McMahon’s partner in the original XFL, NBC executive Dick Ebersol, and the director of ESPN’s “30 For 30” documentary on that league, announced plans for the Alliance of American Football (AAF) to launch next year. Not only will his league start a year earlier than Vince’s, Ebersol already has a broadcasting partner attached in CBS, and a line-up of well-known NFL names attached to the project.

A report from ESPN’s Darren Rovell highlights the management team. Former Indianapolis Colts executive and Buffalo Bills and Carolina Panthers General Manager Bill Polian will help Ebersol “steer” the league, and former Pittsburgh Steeler All-Pro Troy Polamalu will oversee the players while former college and pro wide receiver John McKay, Jr. will manage the eight teams in the league. NFL veterans Hines Ward and Justin Tuck are advisors, and investors already on-board include former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Jared Allen, Founders Fund (Hulk Hogan-backer Peter Thiel’s venture capital firm) and Barstool Sports shareholder The Chernin Group.

The AAF’s premiere will happen on Feb. 9, 2019, the week after Super Bowl 53, and be broadcast on CBS, as will its championship game a few months later. In between, one game will air on CBS Sports Network during each week of their ten week schedule, with others available on a league app. Ebersol said fantasy league play will be intergrated into broadcasts, as keeping NFL fantasy players engaged is key to their 7 - 10 year business plan.

Eight host cities will be announced in the next three months, and regional drafts will be held so those teams can protect former college players from the area who will be known in each market. Ebersol is confident there are enough good players not signed to the NFL to put on entertaining games, and they’re changing up the format to help by cutting back on commercials, eliminating kickoffs, speeding up the play clock and more. You can see the full launch presentation and get more information on the AAF on their website here.

All together, it’s a much more developed plan than the XFL’s “we’re gonna listen to the fans” - and it’s getting the jump on them and presumably leaving them with a third-string of quality talent to fill McMahon’s league’s rosters.

It will be interesting to see how this changes the XFL 2020 plan, and what impact that could have on Vince’s overall strategy. Alpha Entertainment is separate from WWE, so this won’t have an impact on the negotiations for his core business’ next television contract. But could it motivate him to sell WWE to raise capital to help his football venture deal with a new competitor?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Dangerblade » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:44 pm

I'm pleased for him, and by the sounds of it he's been cleared by several doctors, but...I'm still going to worry about him more than most. That said:

vs. Styles
vs. Nakamura
vs. Dunne

...and that's just my top 3 for WWE, nevermind indies :wub:

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by Miguel Ho Ho Ho 7 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:00 pm

Kurt Angle tweeted about Daniel Bryan earlier tonight; shame he's involved in the Rousey snorefest. Angle would be my dream match for Bryan, but Styles and Nakamura would be right behind him.


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Floex » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:11 pm



I’ve seen you guys talk about it but no idea if it was any good.

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by KK » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:31 pm

The debut on 5 Star (the TV channel) last year was horrendous, and the debut on Freesports was horrendous too. It gradually got better with each passing week (peaking with the Plymouth show) but nowhere near good enough. So many mistakes, from booking massive 10,000+ seater venues they had no hope of filling, a 3 hour weekly show like they were RAW, focussing on wrestlers from the US, paying what must have been huge amounts for said wrestlers...

They over-promised and had no hope of delivering. Screwed British wrestling again on TV, but then Freesports should have known better.

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PostRe: RE: Re: The Wrestling Thread III
by shadow202 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:36 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Wow Vince got some bad news today

But could it motivate him to sell WWE to raise capital to help his football venture deal with a new competitor?


Noway will it make him sell WWE.

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PostRe: RE: Re: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:48 pm

shadow202 wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Wow Vince got some bad news today

But could it motivate him to sell WWE to raise capital to help his football venture deal with a new competitor?


Noway will it make him sell WWE.


Yeah I can’t see that happening at all.

If he scraps it now I assume he won’t lose too much.

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I’ve seen you guys talk about it but no idea if it was any good.


It was bloody awful and embarrassing. As KK said it’s put a massive dent in the chances of decent uk wrestling on tv in the near to medium term future.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:23 am

The Segment with Bryan and Owens & Zayn on Smackdown was great, so glad to have him back in the ring doing physical stuff again :wub:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Floex » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:01 am

Ciampa going old school on a grandma :lol:



Can't wait for this match :wub: (with Johnny, not Grandma)

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:08 am



Gotta love STUNT GRANNY.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:58 pm



Classic infantile McMahon humour.

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