The Wrestling Thread III: WrestleMania 36 - April 4 and 5, WWE Network

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by KK » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:58 pm

WWE forgot that, like AEW, they don’t go to commercial breaks in some markets...


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:04 pm

KK wrote:WWE forgot that, like AEW, they don’t go to commercial breaks in some markets...



:lol: I have no idea why this is funny or embarrassing for them as we know it’s all staged etc but for some reason it is.

Also I don’t know why the dirt sheets are making out triple h has been demoted. I would assume he’s actually asked to focus on the development of NXT. I highly doubt vince has demoted him.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:55 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:I don't understand how WWE think they can hold wrestlemania though.

Seems a complete non starter that they’d run a 5 hour show in an empty building, it’d be nigh on unwatchable. What also seems impossible is running it with a crowd. Which just leaves delaying it or moving it...but to where? Saudi Arabia has been kinda jokingly talked about, but they too have now had over a 100 confirmed cases.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:12 pm

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Return_of_the_STAR wrote:I don't understand how WWE think they can hold wrestlemania though.

Seems a complete non starter that they’d run a 5 hour show in an empty building, it’d be nigh on unwatchable. What also seems impossible is running it with a crowd. Which just leaves delaying it or moving it...but to where? Saudi Arabia has been kinda jokingly talked about, but they too have now had over a 100 confirmed cases.


I almost get the feeling Saudi Arabia would wave any ban on public gatherings to allow Wrestlemania to come over.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:41 pm

Has anyone been watching the ruthless aggression series on the network? It's an excellent watch.

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by Mafro » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:50 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Has anyone been watching the ruthless aggression series on the network? It's an excellent watch.

A lot of the usual revisionist history but it's very well made.

The FCW documentary was really good.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:38 pm

Will Ospreay has organised no-fans show that'll be streamed on YouTube at 7pm tonight



Main event is him vs Bea Priestley (his girlfriend) :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Rawrgna » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:15 pm

https://corporate.wwe.com/news/company- ... 03-16-2020 its all but confirmes that Wrestle mania is going to be live streamed from the Performance Centre

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Slimgrady » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:39 pm

What a greedy shower of strawberry floats. WrestleMania is one of my favorite times of the year but it’s completely unnecessary and at this stage, almost unwanted this year. I assume they’ll insist on going forward with NXT and the HOF too?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:51 pm

That really isn’t going to make for an entertaining 5 hours of TV (even if it’s condensed into 3 or 4). The actual matches were the least enjoyable part of SmackDown this past Friday.

I realise storylines would have been extremely difficult to drag out for months if they insist on not having any sort of programming hiatus (or doing something else in its place, such as archive, interviews, chat shows, documentaries...), but this is going to be farcical. WrestleMania in name alone.

Only silver lining is that the matches this year weren’t much to shout about.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WrestleMania to go ahead in an empty Performance Center
by Slimgrady » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:22 am

They’re showing the whole Royal Rumble match on Raw :slol: With ads that’s half the show! :simper:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WrestleMania to go ahead in an empty Performance Center
by KK » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:58 am

They can’t get through these RAW or SmackDowns without airing PPV content (and rightfully so), what thinks they can manage WrestleMania!

It’s the wrestlers I feel sorry for. There is literally no reason not to tape these shows in advance. Film RAW, NXT, SmackDown and 205 Live in one day or two and let everyone go home for the week.

And as they’ve been hyping this up as 3:16 day, doesn’t it therefore make sense for your archive footage to be of, oh I dunno, strawberry floating STEVE AUSTIN?!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WrestleMania to go ahead in an empty Performance Center
by Mafro » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:26 pm

Asuka on commentary :shock: :lol: :wub:


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WrestleMania to go ahead in an empty Performance Center
by Rawrgna » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:24 pm

I really hope they move Andrade away from Rey and Humberto mad give him fresh competition for the us title again

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WrestleMania to go ahead in an empty Performance Center
by KK » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:00 am

This empty arena episode of AEW Dynamite is showing up WWE big time, it’s been brilliant.

So many good decisions in putting this together. The hard camera facing the big stage, loads of pyro, having MJF and other wrestlers at ringside the entire time, great promos and video packages, booking a street fight in the parking lot for a future episode, SURPRISES...really well thought out. Whereas WWE has only accentuated the lack of atmosphere and crowd, AEW has gone out of their way to cover for it.

“Handwash Adam Page” - one of many great lines on this show.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WrestleMania to go ahead in an empty Performance Center
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:39 am

Wrestlemania will now be over two nights (sat and sun), and from multiple locations.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WrestleMania to go ahead in an empty Performance Center
by KK » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:29 pm

I wonder if that’s because there’s a limit on the number of people they can have in the building at any one point.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WrestleMania to go ahead in an empty Performance Center
by captain red dog » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:02 pm

KK wrote:This empty arena episode of AEW Dynamite is showing up WWE big time, it’s been brilliant.

So many good decisions in putting this together. The hard camera facing the big stage, loads of pyro, having MJF and other wrestlers at ringside the entire time, great promos and video packages, booking a street fight in the parking lot for a future episode, SURPRISES...really well thought out. Whereas WWE has only accentuated the lack of atmosphere and crowd, AEW has gone out of their way to cover for it.

“Handwash Adam Page” - one of many great lines on this show.

Totally agree, it was night and day. Good choice using the roster as a crowd. Only thing I'd have done is held off on Matt Hardy for a bit longer as I felt his return was missing a bit of impact (pardon the pun) without the crowd chanting delete.

Good time to bring out some Deletion episodes at the Hardy compound now.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WrestleMania to go ahead in an empty Performance Center
by Mafro » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:21 am

Night 1 of this year's Wrestle Kingdom is currently free.


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WrestleMania to go ahead in an empty Performance Center
by KK » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:51 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Wrestlemania will now be over two nights (sat and sun), and from multiple locations.

Apparently they're filming it this Wednesday and Thursday, to then be aired on April 4 and 5. I'm guessing there will be so few people in certain filming locations not everything will leak online.

No need to stay up until the early hours watching it now though.

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