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by Minty14 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:24 am

Dangerblade wrote:Y'all need to watch Omega & Ibushi vs. Tanahashi & Ospreay from this morning. You'd be forgiven for thinking they'd be saving it all for WK13 but nobody told them that, the absolute madmen.

Managed to catch it live (the time difference to Japan makes watching show so much easier than American wrestling :lol: )

It's up there with the best matches this year, definitely. Ibushi/Ospreay is going to be ridiculous.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:19 pm

BAKA wrote:Needs Hangman Page.

He's only in the pre-show trios gauntlet match :( Same with Suzuki and Goto(!). Teams are:

Hirooki Goto, Beretta and Chucky T
Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer and Davey Boy Smith Jr.
Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe and Toru Yano
Michael Elgin, Jeff Cobb and David Finlay
Marty Scurll, Hangman Page and Yujiro Takahashi


No pre-show battle royal :cry:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:51 pm

WWE were right to put the women on last (though AJ Styles/Bryan could have done so too). The TLC match was great, whereas Rollins and Ambrose bored me to tears. Going by the crowd reaction it did everyone else too.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:46 am

RAW on Sky Sports Mix tonight, so available to everyone with Sky.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:51 am

KK wrote:RAW on Sky Sports Mix tonight, so available to everyone with Sky.


I’m still up at the moment so might as well watch the start to see if Vince comes out at the beginning.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:29 am

To admit the show sucks and blame it on storyline reasons is one thing, to admit the show sucks and then continue to do the same old stuff that has been killing it throughout the year (in this case exactly what we saw last night) is quite another.

Their answer at the moment seems to be an abundance of McMahon.

I can’t see much happening the next two episodes as they’re taped, so any meaningful change if it does turn up will be January 7th.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:39 am

KK wrote:To admit the show sucks and blame it on storyline reasons is one thing, to then admit the show sucks and then continue to do the same old stuff that has been killing it throughout the year (in this case exactly what we saw last night) is quite another.

Their answer at the moment seems to be an abundance of McMahon.

I can’t see much happening the next two episodes as they’re taped, so any meaningful change if it does turn up will be January 7th.


Exactly what I thought. It’s very confusing. They did promise new things over the coming months so maybe there may be changes but overall I’m not holding out for much. It needs a big shocking injection like when the nexus turned up.

In fact call up Wade Barrett and get him to turn up in a nexus t shirt with some new blood, and throw in heath slater because why not. That will get the crowd popping for a couple of weeks at least. It originally happened so long ago that it’s a nostalgia act now. It’s about the only successful nostalgia act they could use that isn’t a 50 to 60 year old man looking sorry for himself trying to recapture the limelight.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Jam-Master Jay » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:55 am

First time I've watched RAW in years and it's such a slog. Not surprised at the news of terrible ratings if this is the kind of show WWE put out each week.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:59 am

This is what would be considered a good week...

The pacing of RAW is just so bad these days. It is really boring, predictable, rigid and uneventful TV. I was watching an episode of SmackDown from 1999 the other week and the difference is just ridiculous. And it starts off on the right foot: the music is fast, the pyro is fast, it’s 100mph as soon as the show starts. RAW completely lacks that zip and flow and any of the atmosphere you used to get. It’s flat and tedious.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:53 am

To think this crowd has another 2 and a half hours to sit through as they’re taping the Christmas Eve edition tonight as well. :dread:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by NBK » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:10 pm

Dangerblade wrote:
BAKA wrote:


Mafro wrote:


Minty14 wrote:


NBK wrote:


Y'all need to watch Omega & Ibushi vs. Tanahashi & Ospreay from this morning. You'd be forgiven for thinking they'd be saving it all for WK13 but nobody told them that, the absolute madmen.


Cheers, just finished watching it, holy gooseberry fool that was good. This will be my first WrestleKingdom, can't wait to see that card in action.

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That bit was something else!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:04 am

Two weeks till Wrestle Kingdom :toot:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by NBK » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:01 pm

Mafro wrote:Two weeks till Wrestle Kingdom :toot:


I hadn't realised just how soon it was when I was catching up last night. And I'll still be off work too :D

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:07 pm

NBK wrote:
Mafro wrote:Two weeks till Wrestle Kingdom :toot:


I hadn't realised just how soon it was when I was catching up last night. And I'll still be off work too :D

New Year Dash the next day as well :toot:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Floex » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:18 pm

Is there a schedule for New Japan? Always get so confused with their events.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:45 pm

Floex wrote:Is there a schedule for New Japan? Always get so confused with their events.

There's a schedule on their site https://www.njpw1972.com/schedule/

Wrestle Kingdom is 8am Friday 4th. There's a preshow tag team gauntlet match but I think that starts at around 7am or something.

New Year Dash is 9:30am Saturday.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Irene Demova » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:46 pm



lol

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:23 am

so now that All Elite Wrestling is official I wonder how many lower card WWE folk will be looking to leave for that.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:58 pm

Gutted about Mean Gene passing away. :(

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