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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by SerialCeler » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:32 pm

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KK wrote:The TV schedules are out for next week and it’s no longer listed (replaced with Rugby and NHL). Could be a mistake, or they’ve dumped it already. 5star have been hyping next week’s show all night.


Interesting. I thought they had a 12 week run or something. I wonder if someone is going to lose a lot of money over this.


The EPG is now showing that tomorrow’s show will be on Freesports at 7pm as usual.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:57 pm

Hope too many didn’t ignore this week because of the scheduling mix-up, as this opening hour of 5 Star Wrestling has been pretty bloody good. Really great crowd this week too.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by ITSMILNER » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:07 pm

Crap, forgot this was on!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Shaun2k5 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:47 pm

Anyone else kind of pondering skipping Elimination Chamber?

WWE's drive to give us so many PPVs has killed all element of surprise. I can't imagine for any amount of time anyone but Reigns winning the Chamber match.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:17 am

Shaun2k5 wrote:Anyone else kind of pondering skipping Elimination Chamber?

WWE's drive to give us so many PPVs has killed all element of surprise. I can't imagine for any amount of time anyone but Reigns winning the Chamber match.


Yeah, I'm really not fused at the moment. The rumble was the first ppv I watched in it's entirety for probably six months or so. What usually happens is I think I will watch it over a few days but then end up reading the result, then raw and sd takes place and things move on and I just cant be bothered to watch it as everything has now moved on.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by IAmTheSaladMan » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:20 am

I think the sheer volume of content now is part of what killed off my interest in wrestling as a whole. I miss when WWF (as it was then) had 5 PPVs a year and a weekly show or two. When they started with the In Your House shows in ‘95 that’s where I think it started getting silly. When you add in a weekly B show, a weekly C show and all the network stuff I think there really can be too much of a good thing. I’d hazard a guess that part of the cause of this being that they have no real competition.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:26 pm

I’ll watch it tomorrow if it’s any good.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:34 pm

I'm actually really looking forward to it. The Rumble was amazing, and Raw has been solid since, especially last week. I think the two main Chamber matches should be ace. I'm not looking forward to Reigns winning, it's inevitable at this point, so much so it already feels like they're sowing the seeds for his next feud, judging by what's happening with Rollins (hopefully the curse of Rollins will strike Reigns). Those 7 guys carried Raw last week, for around 2 hours! The Women's match should be enjoyable too, I really rate Bliss, Banks and James. It feels like Bliss will win, and something will happen with Sasha and Bayley prompting a feud for 'Mania. I think it's a poor card otherwise, but I'm still excited.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:02 pm

The extra thick padding in the new Chamber last year was overkill.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - TONIGHT 12am, WWE Network
by Rog » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:26 am

Just me or has the director missed every major hit so far :slol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - TONIGHT 12am, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:50 am

Predictable, but hugely enjoyable match. Did not expect Bliss to hit a Twisted Bliss from on top of one of the pods. James is really bringing the crazy at the moment. Great performance from Banks too. Bliss delivering a great heel promo at the end 8-)

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - TONIGHT 12am, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:56 am

Booking really just don't know what to do with Hardy or Wyatt. Didn't end as flatly as their last match. Matt was selling like a trooper, I just wish they'd figure out a payoff.

Tag match was redundant, Asuka and Jax ended well, I feel like they've had a better match in the past though (NXT?). Not the slightest bit interested in this contract signing.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - TONIGHT 12am, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:13 am

I guess we’re finally getting Ronda and The Rock (or Angle) against Hunter and Stephanie.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - TONIGHT 12am, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:18 am

Not sure how I felt about that. Angle & Rousey both delivered that pretty poorly. The crowd seemed mixed (were they shouting 'You sold out'?). It looked like she might burst into tears, she even walked bizarrely leaving. I think the typical WWE crowd will smell blood and break her. Can you imagine her delivering a promo to a post-Mania Raw crowd?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - TONIGHT 12am, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:26 am

The segment was off the rails until the last 5 minutes, though the whole set-up was all rather hokey.

If she proves to be good in the ring I think she’ll probably win the crowd over in the end.

I can see them heading towards an undefeated Asuka against her for SummerSlam, if not earlier.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - TONIGHT 12am, WWE Network
by Mafro » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:32 pm

The clip of the contract signing WWE uploaded to their YouTube is hilarious. Edited version of the segment followed by a nice slo-mo version of Steph slapping Rousey because obviously.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - TONIGHT 12am, WWE Network
by CuriousOyster » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:38 pm

Love Braun but jesus he ruined that EC match. Boring.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - TONIGHT 12am, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:46 pm

WWE (Vince) really can be stupid sometimes. It’s been clear for months now that Strowman should be the one facing Lesnar. Especially if Lesnar is leaving after wrestlemania. Absolutely nothing will be achieved by having Reigns beat Lesnar at Mania. For this to have worked Strowman should also not have faced Lesnar in the triple threat recently that would have required wwe (Vince) to have been even more on the ball.

On Ronda. She as expected is looking awful on the mic. This was obvious as she has always seemed uncomfortable on the mic in ufc as well. Hopefully she will be decent in the ring, which I expect her to be.

On the wrestlemania match though, if it’s the Rock as her partner then awesome (to me anyway). If it’s Angle then again WWE screwed up big time by panicking and using Angle twice last year when they really didn’t need to. If this was his big wrestling return then it would have meant something now it will just be almost a throw away segment, part of the wrestlemania experience.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - TONIGHT 12am, WWE Network
by KK » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:18 pm

The international edit of RAW is real hard work this week: back-to-back-to-back promos. Currently at half an hour and it’s still talk. :fp:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by ITSMILNER » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:33 am

What’s the rumoured card for WrestleMania this year then?


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