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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Thu May 03, 2018 1:43 pm

I haven't watched SmackDown yet, but basically bugger all storyline progression happened on RAW this week outside of them saying the referee made a mistake at the Royal Rumble and it was Roman Reigns that should have won. They went to Canada and had some matches (brilliant main event between Rollins and Balor). Great crowd though, and I rather liked the stage being closer to the ring (smaller building), made it feel a little different.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu May 03, 2018 2:13 pm

KK wrote:I haven't watched SmackDown yet, but basically bugger all storyline progression happened on RAW this week outside of them saying the referee made a mistake at the Royal Rumble and it was Roman Reigns that should have won. They went to Canada and had some matches (brilliant main event between Rollins and Balor). Great crowd though, and I rather liked the stage being closer to the ring (smaller building), made it feel a little different.


I did some research as I thought it looked odd. The arena is actuallly pretty large, the Bell Center in Montreal. Over 20,000 for hockey, however they appear to have just bought the stage forward and used less of the arena than they would normally. Which suggests that either ticket sales were poor and they reconfigured the set up or they anticipated it and planned to set it up that way.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by Mafro » Sat May 05, 2018 8:08 pm

SerialCeler wrote:No comments post-Raw at all? This thread is how I keep up with things!

Haven't really payed attention to it since the draft strawberry floated it tbh. Only really interested in Smackdown now.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by BAKA » Sun May 06, 2018 5:57 pm

Forgot about Backlash. It's too hot. :cry: I wonder how long it's scheduled for. Both brands makes me concerned it'll be a four hour job (excluding Pre-Show).

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by Slimgrady » Sun May 06, 2018 6:49 pm

Backlash is tonight?! Hadn’t a clue but with that and the Snooker that’s my night sorted :mrgreen:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon May 07, 2018 1:55 am

That Nia Jax “be a star” promo was so forced, made even worse by the crowd booing it.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon May 07, 2018 2:28 am

What on earth was the point of that Alias segment other than to needlessly fill time.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by BAKA » Mon May 07, 2018 4:35 am

Underwhelming. Strange show. No idea what that finish was in the Flair / Carmella match. Bryan's match less than 10 minutes... a shame. Joe / Reigns started well, but the life just evaporated out of it. Understandable they lost the crowd, 'This is boring', 'Delete', etc. Rollins / Miz was solid. Styles vs Nakamura too, although I wasn't a fan of the finish. The Strowman, Lashley vs Owens and Zayn match just lacked the Benny Hill theme, but they've done it so much now. Might just be the heat that made me irritable though.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by Floex » Mon May 07, 2018 8:40 am

Skimming through the highlights but that was pretty much all garbage.

A double nut shot finish :lol: :fp:

Then I read who they have in mind for Brock at the next PPV :fp:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by Johnny Ryall » Mon May 07, 2018 10:14 am

Glad I didn't decide to stay up just because it was a bank holiday. Sounds like a crap show.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by Mafro » Mon May 07, 2018 10:48 am

Backlash sounds shite :dread: And another nonsense finish at the end of the Styles v Nakamura match.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by Pedro » Mon May 07, 2018 1:27 pm

Backlash was terrible (other then the opener).

No clue who KO and Zayn strawberry floated off backstage. Owens has gone from Universal Title holder to comedy act. The eventual breakup and a repeat if the match they do will be good I suppose.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by Mafro » Mon May 07, 2018 1:46 pm

Owens was a comedy act when he had the Universal Title as well. Shame they can't book him as a legitimate threat like they did in NXT.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon May 07, 2018 2:04 pm

It's a shame as owens and Zayn are really good together. There is zero reason why they shouldn't be main eventing with the title like owens and Jericho did together.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by Floex » Mon May 07, 2018 2:05 pm

Zayn was the most over baby face, had one of the most incredible match with Nak and now nothing. Vince needs to piss off to XFL and get Trips to takeover stat.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon May 07, 2018 2:12 pm

I fell asleep during the multi-man tag, which I never normally do. I think the combination of it feeling like a RAW and replacing Monster with the weak as gooseberry fool POW! done me in. Plus by the time it finished at 4:30am it was getting light outside. :dread:

The show overran because of that pointless Alias segment.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Dangerblade » Mon May 07, 2018 4:16 pm

I will fight anybody that enjoyed that trash. Jesus strawberry floating christ

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Backlash - Sunday, WWE Network
by PES Fan » Mon May 07, 2018 4:42 pm

KK wrote:I fell asleep during the multi-man tag, which I never normally do. I think the combination of it feeling like a RAW and replacing Monster with the weak as gooseberry fool POW! done me in. Plus by the time it finished at 4:30am it was getting light outside. :dread:

The show overran because of that pointless Alias segment.



To be fair the Elias segment was the best thing about the show. Unless you enjoyed watching 5 minute holds.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Mon May 07, 2018 5:09 pm

The footage of people in the crowd getting up and leaving immediately when Roman won is hilarious.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by SugarDave » Mon May 07, 2018 5:40 pm

The show was rubbish other than the opening match. Was really enjoying AJ/Nak as well but of course WWE couldn't be having that and ruined it. I don't understand how Vince can continue to insist on Roman being the guy, the roster is stacked with talent right now, even if his fondness for him is based purely on his look, why would you not just go with Rollins instead? He practically looks the same and is better in every way.

Glad my subscription expires today or tomorrow. I'll probably tune out for the foreseeable future.

Looking forward to Omega/Okada IV.


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