The Wrestling Thread III

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fastlane - Sunday, WWE Network
by Mafro » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:48 pm

So they're introducing a new NXT North American championship at the next Takeover in the ladder match.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fastlane - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:02 pm

Hard to keep up with all these different championships. They’re introducing tag titles for 205 as well. Craziness.

5star Wrestling just starting on Freesports from Scotland.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fastlane - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:17 pm

Actually scrap that, 5 Star hasn’t started at all. Freesports are still airing Live ice hockey despite 5 Star being listed on the EPG. And this is why you don’t schedule two Live programmes without a sensible buffer zone. :fp:

FAKE EDIT: Looking at their FB Page, the show has been “pushed back” to April 12th https://m.facebook.com/5StarWrestling/p ... 2583106520. Blaming cancelled flights/the weather. Zack Gibson has also quit the promotion. A bit of a shambles in other words.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fastlane - Sunday, WWE Network
by BAKA » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:37 am

So with the clocks changing in the US we get Fastlane an hour earlier, right? 11pm pre-show, 12am PPV start?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fastlane - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:32 pm

I’ve just watched the wwe presents Kurt Angle special on sky. I had forgotten how much Joey Styles commentary (taboo Tuesday Angle v cena v HBK match) would grate on you. You got so high pitched when he got excited. It was almost unbearable to watch at points.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fastlane - Sunday, WWE Network
by CuriousOyster » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:42 pm

BAKA wrote:So with the clocks changing in the US we get Fastlane an hour earlier, right? 11pm pre-show, 12am PPV start?


Checked Network schedule, you are correct. Good news, get extra hours sleep before work...

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fastlane - 11pm Sunday, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:56 am

Enjoyed Orton vs. Roode way more than I expected to. Unexpected end too. Glad Jinder didn't spoil the actual match.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fastlane - 11pm Sunday, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:13 am

I approve. Slay the Queen Asuka.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fastlane - 11pm Sunday, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:55 am

So happy! Had an awful feeling Cena might end up winning, with the apparent bad luck with his WM opponents.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fastlane - 11pm Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:02 am

I think Undertaker is still on the cards for Cena.

Tag match for Shane, I guess.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fastlane - 11pm Sunday, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:10 am

I'm curious what will happen at 'Mania with Owens and Zayn. That Andre The Giant Battle Royal rumour would be a massive waste of their talents. If they fight each other, it'll feel like a retread of Owens feud with Jericho from last year.

A tag match against Shane is interesting, I didn't consider it. But who would team with Shane? I can't think of anyone who would fit, without it feeling forced, with the exception of Jericho... but he's booked with his band, isn't he?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fastlane - 11pm Sunday, WWE Network
by Mafro » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:39 pm

So the Mania card so far seems to be:

Reigns vs Brock
Angle & Rousey vs Triple H & Steph
Cena vs Taker
Styles vs Nakamura
Asuka vs Charlotte
Miz v Rollins v Balor
Roode v Orton vs Mahal
New Day vs Bludgeon Brothers vs Usos
Zayn & Owens vs Shane & someone (Ziggler?)

Is the Cruiserweight title final meant to be on the show too?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fastlane - 11pm Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:37 am

That opening segment was just laughable. The whole Lesnar heel thing is sooo forced. It’s only idiots and children who don’t know it’s real who will be fooled into booing Lesnar at mania and cheering for Reigns. Obviously there are plenty of fans who like reigns and that’s fine, I’m not talking about them. I’m talking about anyone who will change their minds on supporting Reigns based on this pathetic attempt by Vince to get him over.

I did like seeing the other side of the curtain though. I always love seeing a little bit of reality, even if it was overly staged. Way too many people present compared to when you see it on documentaries. Shane being there was interesting though.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fastlane - 11pm Sunday, WWE Network
by Mafro » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:11 am

I'm really not sure what more they can do with Lesnar at this point. His whole character has been taken as far as it can and I won't be arsed if Mania is his last appearance. Would have loved to see him feud with Styles or Nakamura but thats obviously not going to happen.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fastlane - 11pm Sunday, WWE Network
by PES Fan » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:32 pm

Wow just read some of the stuff about Moolah.

https://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/ ... us_moolah/

Cannot believe WWE are naming a battle royal after reading that.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fastlane - 11pm Sunday, WWE Network
by Dig Dug » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:37 pm


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Slimgrady » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:12 pm

Yeah I read a long piece on her today. banana split is pretty much the only word to describe her. Seems to be a big negative reaction to the battle royal being named after her, hopefully they’ll bow to the pressure and name it after sensational Sherri or somebody else. The “Warrior award” crap is bad enough. What next? A be a star award named after JBL?!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:39 pm

So today was finally the day I had to break my 8 year olds heart and tell him that Santa WWE is not real. He randomly looked at me and said do the wrestlers know before they go to the ring who is going to win. I asked him what he meant and he said do they get told who is going to win and what to say. I could have lied and let him carry in with his childhood innocence but I looked him in the eye and explained that it was just like any tv show or film. They plan it all out but it doesn’t make a difference to us watching as we don’t know what’s going to happen or who is going to win so it is the same as if it was real. I felt that he grew up during our conversation. He’s not that little boy anymore, might stop short of sharing a beer with him whilst watching wresltemania though. However he promptly went back to delivering repeated F5’s to a giant soft toy dog on our sofa bed in the living room and he uses as a wrestling ring.

I told my wife the story, and explained that she would have to break his heart about Father Christmas when he asks, she looked at me like I was an idiot :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:43 pm

Shane's punches in that Zayn and Owens section on Smackdown :lol: :fp: Looks like he properly smacked his head on the canvas during that pop-up power bomb too :fp:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:26 pm

The Moolah Battle Royal has been renamed Women’s Battle Royal after Mars got in touch with them and basically asked what the strawberry float they were playing at. This kind of sets a precedent now because you could also go after the Warrior award...amongst many other things.

Snickers have long been a sponsor of wrestling though dating back to WCW PPVs, so they do know what it’s about.

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