The Wrestling Thread III: WWE NXT Takeover War Games - Saturday, WWE Network

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SmackDown 1000 - Tuesday, Sky Sports
by KK » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:32 pm

I’m presuming they overran on SD and that’s why Undertaker practically sprinted to the ring and said bugger all. It was like ‘Wow, is that it?’

I’ve noticed SD doesn’t go over at all and sticks rigidly to its 2 hour slot, whereas RAW can go over by up to 20 minutes.

Haven’t watched NXT U.K. yet, will probably on Saturday before MOTD.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SmackDown 1000 - Tuesday, Sky Sports
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:25 pm

KK wrote:I’m presuming they overran on SD and that’s why Undertaker practically sprinted to the ring and said bugger all. It was like ‘Wow, is that it?’

I’ve noticed SD doesn’t go over at all and sticks rigidly to its 2 hour slot, whereas RAW can go over by up to 20 minutes.

Haven’t watched NXT U.K. yet, will probably on Saturday before MOTD.


Yeah I’ve always noticed that about SD having to finish dead on time. I wonder if he did more for the crowd though after it went off the air. That often happens when final segments are really short.

The World Cup really is stacked full of Americans though :lol:

Also this episode made me realise how much I wish Edge was still healthy enough to wrestle. He would I can’t see how they could have kept him from at least tying with Cena for most titles. At still only 44 he lost so much prime wrestling time. I think he looks better with short hair though.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:44 pm



How strawberry floating big is that guy at the back? :lol: :dread:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:49 pm

If he’s as big as he appears that’ll be the obligatory big man match against Strowman or equivalent sorted. Modern day Zeus (No Holds Barred movie, WCW Uncensored ‘96).

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:51 pm

They're obviously standing on the entrance ramp but the guy on the right is Punishment Martinez from Ring of Honour and he's pretty huge, at least 6 ft 5.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:57 pm

He’ll probably be another one that’s pretty big in NXT but then still getting beaten by Kane on RAW in 2022.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:51 pm

WWE still tying everything to get people to boo Becky Lynch and cheer Charlotte and failing miserably. :fp:

And Big Show heel turn 593.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:45 am

KK wrote:WWE still tying everything to get people to boo Becky Lynch and cheer Charlotte and failing miserably. :fp:

And Big Show heel turn 593.


I cannot understand wwe’s logic. Did they promise Charlotte a run as a face in her contract or something. This is a company that twenty years ago set Austin up as a heel but quickly realised that the crowd wanted to cheer him so they let it happen organically and didn’t change his character. They need to allow this to happen with Becky otherwise they risk ruining her as they have with so many others.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:20 am

She's apparently getting sued by her first ex-husband for a series of lies in her book, one of which being his infertility. He now has 3 kids. :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:52 pm

Great look and atmosphere on this debut NXT U.K. show.

If this episode is any indication of what’s to come, this is going to be brilliant. NXT but with a very hot crowd.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:52 pm

Tickets now on sale for the Saudi show. Only a fiver. VIP tickets £10 equivalent.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:25 am

Had no idea about Reigns and his battle with Leukemia. Never been a fan of his, but it's a shitty way to see him go.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Rog » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:12 am

Where the strawberry float did that come from?!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by ITSMILNER » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:10 am

Just seen the news about Roman Reigns, that’s really sad, I hope he is able to fight and get rid of it and return someday


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by captain red dog » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:47 am

Wow, can't imagine what Roman is going through. Whilst we all know that nobody is immune to these things, I still find it a shock when someone in peak physical fitness like Reigns gets something like leukemia, even though I know fitness has no bearing on it.

Hoping he can fully recover, despite not being a fan of his. It would be nice to see him back one day.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:45 am

captain red dog wrote:Wow, can't imagine what Roman is going through. Whilst we all know that nobody is immune to these things, I still find it a shock when someone in peak physical fitness like Reigns gets something like leukemia, even though I know fitness has no bearing on it.

Hoping he can fully recover, despite not being a fan of his. It would be nice to see him back one day.


Yeah it always seems odd when superfit people get various illnesses and diseases even though you know it has no bearing on their chances. Very shocking to read about it this morning.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Jam-Master Jay » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:13 pm

Quite sad to hear about Reigns. Hope the chap can fight it off and make a full recovery.

strawberry float cancer!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Slimgrady » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:40 pm

Well this tops Shawn Michaels losing his smile as saddest title relinquish :( I hope it’s a really quick battle and turn around for the guy. Never thought I’d say it, but I hope Roman Reigns wins next years Royal Rumble.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Miguel007 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:06 pm

Kenny McIntosh’s Inside the Ropes have only gone and announced Undertaker for next year; three shows in the UK [Manchester, Glasgow and London]

I’d be amazing to meet Taker, but I bet it’s difficult to get tickets.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Evolution - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:29 pm

WWE statement:

WWE has operated in the Middle East for nearly 20 years and has developed a sizable and dedicated fan base. Considering the heinous crime committed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Company faced a very difficult decision as it relates to its event scheduled for November 2 in Riyadh. Similar to other U.S.-based companies who plan to continue operations in Saudi Arabia, the Company has decided to uphold its contractual obligations to the General Sports Authority and stage the event. Full year 2018 guidance is predicated on the staging of the Riyadh event as scheduled.

Time to get the beers in next Friday evening for this shambles, then.

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