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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Survivor Series - 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:53 pm

Curious scheduling of that AJ Styles 365. Immediately following Survivor Series, which he seemingly doesn't even have a match for.

Loads seem hyped for Rollins vs Nakamura. Seems inevitable it'll be ruined by Ambrose though. If it was on a TakeOver I bet it'd be gold, but the main roster PPVs seem to stick to the WWE style to the detriment of many of their indie darling signings. Survivor Series was ace last year, but I'm really struggling to be excited this year.

There'll be no 'Mamma F'n Mia's' tonight. :x

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE NXT Takeover War Games - Saturday, WWE Network
by NBK » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:54 pm

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KK wrote:Just the 4 matches announced for War Games tonight, so looks like everything is getting a long time. Unless there’s the patented WCW Bonus Match added.


That tends to be the way with the NXT ppvs, 4 or 5 matches with a 2 1/2 or 3 hour running time - definite quality over quantity. Any extra matches are normally shown as part of the weekly episodes.

Saying that, this is the first one that I'm not fully convinced will deliver, possibly down to the Gargano and Ciampa focus again (albeit over separate matches). Will happily be proven wrong though, they've been consistent high points in the WWE calendar.


How wrong I was.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Survivor Series - 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:20 pm

The crowd very much Team SmackDown. I hope they finally 'win' SS this year.

Praying that Lars goes to Raw too. Don't want him ruining SD. Weird way to announce his call up.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Survivor Series - 10pm, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:30 pm

This tag SS match is just a spot fest. I find them so boring. Always full of botches and noticeable sets where they constantly have to position themselves unnaturally for the next move.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Survivor Series - 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:41 pm

This has been one of my least favourite PPVs for quite some time. The contrived RAW vs SmackDown template, multiman tag matches that don’t mean anything, and no championships on the line.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Survivor Series - 10pm, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:58 pm

KK wrote:This has been one of my least favourite PPVs for quite some time. The contrived RAW vs SmackDown template, multiman tag matches that don’t mean anything, and no championships on the line.


I do hate the forced brand rivalry. It makes all the backstage segments seem so fake. The one where they've just added bayley and Sacha was a perfect example.

So like a really hate you all but I want to show that raw is the superior brand.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Survivor Series - 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:11 am

The reaction to Nia Jax. :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Survivor Series - 10pm, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:32 am

Well done WWE for using the heat against Nia instead of punishing her.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Survivor Series - 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:15 am

Enzo apparently in the second row, behind long haired guy, in the white hoodie. Weird considering the CW championship match is actually on the main show for a change.

Surely they wouldn't? Then again... Crown Jewel, Nia Jax and Corey Graves joking about Nakamerica burning down, when they're currently in California...

And he got kicked out apparently... :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Survivor Series - 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:24 am

- RAW won after team SmackDown was distracted by Drake literally pissing himself.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Survivor Series - 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:33 am

BAKA wrote:Enzo apparently in the second row, behind long haired guy, in the white hoodie. Weird considering the CW championship match is actually on the main show for a change.

Surely they wouldn't? Then again... Crown Jewel, Nia Jax and Corey Graves joking about Nakamerica burning down, when they're currently in California...

And he got kicked out apparently... :lol:

The most hilarious thing is it didn’t even make TV because they were with the international announce teams at the time (just prior and into the opening 10 seconds of the RAW vs SmackDown Tag team championship match). What a moron.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Survivor Series - 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:52 am

SD can still draw I think? But that would require Lesnar and Rousey losing... so yeah, I guess Raw have won. Curious booking, aren't they currently in the process of selling SD to Fox?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Survivor Series - 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:59 am

Eliminating Samoa Joe in under a minute. :fp:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Survivor Series - 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:08 am

SmackDown hasn’t won a match the whole main show (5-0).

FAKE EDIT: And now make that 6-0. :msgreen:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Survivor Series - 10pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:39 am

Shocked it wasn't a squash, but not a patch on Lesnar vs Styles from last year. Or even his match with Joe.

The whole card was bizarre, felt booked to troll the fans.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: SmackDown Sucks
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:39 am

I wonder if SD got hammered to further Shane’s heel turn. He may come out this week and go crazy about how much everyone sucks etc

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: SmackDown Sucks
by BAKA » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:51 pm

The Network is showing Starrcade on Sunday!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: SmackDown Sucks
by KK » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:33 pm


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: SmackDown Sucks
by captain red dog » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:58 am

Reading everything that has happened this week, it sounds like backwards booking of ridiculous proportions. They seem so much like WCW in 2000 recently. Bad luck with injuries and ridiculous booking.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: SmackDown Sucks
by KK » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:07 am

What I found ridiculous last night on RAW was Ronda Rousey coming out smiling, completely no sold her neck (remember when that chair stomp was used to write people out for at least a couple of weeks?), and then defeated Mickie James in under 5 minutes. Thank God she was covered in bruises quite frankly, otherwise you'd never have known one of the worst beatdowns ever had taken place the night before. Rambo or Terminator-esque stuff.

Then again they did that all the time with John Cena.

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