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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Dig Dug » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:12 pm

I have to say, John Cena is looking a bit different these days.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:55 pm

Apparently Jericho might be headed to Impact...

https://cultaholic.com/news/chris-jeric ... wrestling/

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Mafro » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:33 pm

Aleister Black has a groin injury or something so thankfully he's off Takeover next week and the main event is Gargano vs Ciampa in a last man standing match :toot:


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by BAKA » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:25 pm

I'm gutted. I love Black, and he was an interesting element to the Gargano / Ciampa feud. How many times have we seen them face each other now? Sure, they've all been great matches, but there's only so much they can do that they haven't done before.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Prototype » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:00 pm

BAKA wrote:I'm gutted. I love Black, and he was an interesting element to the Gargano / Ciampa feud. How many times have we seen them face each other now? Sure, they've all been great matches, but there's only so much they can do that they haven't done before.


I think we're looking at multiple holds between Ciampa and Gargano. I reckon Black will be put on the main roster.

Takeover should be a treat.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Minty14 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:56 pm

Banjo wrote:I am quietly optimistic that I may be able to get a ticket to the B Block Final. If I can, seeing Omega/Ibushi live, lawd...

Did you manage to get one? It looked like there were plenty of seats in the arena tonight, should be some tomorrow too I guess.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Mafro » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:58 pm

BAKA wrote:I'm gutted. I love Black, and he was an interesting element to the Gargano / Ciampa feud. How many times have we seen them face each other now? Sure, they've all been great matches, but there's only so much they can do that they haven't done before.

If Ciampa wins this one I'm not arsed about that feud any more. Move on.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by KK » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:36 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Apparently Jericho might be headed to Impact...

https://cultaholic.com/news/chris-jeric ... wrestling/

IMPACT WRESTLING could certainly do with his help on the basis of their ratings last night in the US: 168,000.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Banjo » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:31 am

Minty14 wrote:
Banjo wrote:I am quietly optimistic that I may be able to get a ticket to the B Block Final. If I can, seeing Omega/Ibushi live, lawd...

Did you manage to get one? It looked like there were plenty of seats in the arena tonight, should be some tomorrow too I guess.


Sold out from what I could see. :(

I only noticed there were still tickets for the A Block Final about 30 minutes before it started. Would never have made it. Ah well.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Corazon de Leon » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:07 pm

Grado in a suit :lol:

Wade Barrett is playing up like he strawberry floating hates him too. You’d think Rangers men would stick together. :slol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Mafro » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:13 pm

Just finished watching this morning's G1.
The ending to the Naito vs ZSJ match :datass:


I new tuning into WoS right after would be a bad idea but I immediately switched off when I saw Grado.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by KK » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:25 pm

Or as SoCal Val just referred to him on commentary, "Dave Meltzer's guilty pleasure".

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Dangerblade » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:28 pm

Mafro wrote:Just finished watching this morning's G1.
The ending to the Naito vs ZSJ match :datass:

:datass:

ZSJ and Ishii especially have had fantastic tournaments. Omega vs. Ibushi didn't disappoint but it's blatantly just a taster of what's hopefully to come.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Mafro » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:35 pm

Dangerblade wrote:
Mafro wrote:Just finished watching this morning's G1.
The ending to the Naito vs ZSJ match :datass:

:datass:

ZSJ and Ishii especially have had fantastic tournaments. Omega vs. Ibushi didn't disappoint but it's blatantly just a taster of what's hopefully to come.

Tempted to watch the final live before work but I think I'll save it for the evening with a takeaway :toot:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Brian Christopher 1972 - 2018; Nikolai Volkoff 1947 - 2018
by Dangerblade » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:49 pm

Mafro wrote:
Dangerblade wrote:
Mafro wrote:Just finished watching this morning's G1.
The ending to the Naito vs ZSJ match :datass:

:datass:

ZSJ and Ishii especially have had fantastic tournaments. Omega vs. Ibushi didn't disappoint but it's blatantly just a taster of what's hopefully to come.

Tempted to watch the final live before work but I think I'll save it for the evening with a takeaway :toot:

Ah I was hoping to watch live, but 7am? No chance, I'm out tonight. Afternoon watching it is

EDIT: strawberry floating cringed at this :shock:


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:52 pm

New gimmick: The Sexual Predator, Randy Orton.

WWE is looking into claims that Randy Orton inappropriately touched himself in years past when meeting new writers.

The allegations surfaced this week after a Reddit user revived a story told by Court Bauer during a 2012 edition of the MLW podcast (subscription needed). What follows is the transcription from that user:

"For every new writer that would show up, he come in the room, put his hand down his pants, pull out his d*ck, touch himself, then say "I'm Randy Orton, shake my hand. Oh, you dont want to shake my hand? You're big leaguing me? That's f**ked up man. Should I tell Vince and Steph you wont shake Randy Orton's hand?"

The story went on that during those incidents, writers would continue to feel uncomfortable as Orton cut a promo on them while remaining exposed.

WWE released a brief statement to F4WOnline.com that they are "looking into the matter."

Bauer said he avoided the situation as Stephanie McMahon walked into the room at the time Orton was reaching into his pants. Bauer said the story was true when asked on Twitter Friday, adding in a separate tweet that has "no qualms" with Orton.

https://www.f4wonline.com/wwe-news/wwe- ... ton-263596

...and then Kevin Spacey walked in.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:41 pm

KK wrote:New gimmick: The Sexual Predator, Randy Orton.

WWE is looking into claims that Randy Orton inappropriately touched himself in years past when meeting new writers.

The allegations surfaced this week after a Reddit user revived a story told by Court Bauer during a 2012 edition of the MLW podcast (subscription needed). What follows is the transcription from that user:

"For every new writer that would show up, he come in the room, put his hand down his pants, pull out his d*ck, touch himself, then say "I'm Randy Orton, shake my hand. Oh, you dont want to shake my hand? You're big leaguing me? That's f**ked up man. Should I tell Vince and Steph you wont shake Randy Orton's hand?"

The story went on that during those incidents, writers would continue to feel uncomfortable as Orton cut a promo on them while remaining exposed.

WWE released a brief statement to F4WOnline.com that they are "looking into the matter."

Bauer said he avoided the situation as Stephanie McMahon walked into the room at the time Orton was reaching into his pants. Bauer said the story was true when asked on Twitter Friday, adding in a separate tweet that has "no qualms" with Orton.

https://www.f4wonline.com/wwe-news/wwe- ... ton-263596

...and then Kevin Spacey walked in.


I find it really odd that it can have taken this long for something like that to come out. Surely after the first couple of times people would have started talking and complaining. One incident can be written off as one persons word against another but when it’s happening to multiple people something must be amiss.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Floex » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:04 am

This G1 final is brilliant! No idea who’s going to take it.

Let’s go Ibushi!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Minty14 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:26 pm

Last three nights were incredible. I'm going to put it out there that in person, I think I prefer the Japanese crowds to western ones.

I think we were the only ones there that were happy ZSJ beat Naito :lol:

If anyone gets the chance, I highly recommend coming over for a show. 5* experience.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:26 pm

Ratings for WOSwrestling have fallen even further to just over half a million (now including +1), which is a strawberry floating shambles.

The editing is a really big problem. I don’t think I’ve ever seen wrestling, or any sport for that matter, filmed worse. It’s incredibly distracting.

Unfortunately looks like WOS is just a continuation of the horrible track record of wrestling on terrestrial TV dating all the way back to the 80s. At least had ITV taken up WWE’s offer of King of the Ring it would have revealed the true ceiling of viewer interest in wrestling. Last time WWF was on Channel 4 in 2000 at 4pm it was 2 million.

Wonder if ITV will see sense and give it another shot on ITV4 or after this flop finally sell the brand (i.e. the tape library) to WWE. ITV previously refused.

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