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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Dynamite Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea - Wednesday, Fite TV
by KK » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:47 pm

I’ve had RAW on for about ten minutes and I’ve heard “Monday night messiah” about 8 times already.

The pyro appeared to fail to kick off the show, too.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Dynamite Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea - Wednesday, Fite TV
by tomvek » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:19 am

The "VAR" chant on the recent NXT UK show was great :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Dynamite Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea - Wednesday, Fite TV
by KK » Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:57 pm

Apart from the crowd continually messing up the audio (they kept chanting "strawberry float"), last night's AEW Dynamite was great. From a visual perspective, it was the most WCW-esque show they've done yet. Even the ring was the old size. And of course someone ended up in the swimming pool...

Only thing I would have changed is if they started the show off with the sun setting, because while it was immediately apparent they were outdoors, you wouldn't have necessarily known they were on a ship until the second hour. WCW would have 100% also blown the budget hiring out a helicopter.


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Dynamite Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea - Wednesday, Fite TV
by Rog » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:25 pm

What is going on with MJFs tan?!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Dynamite Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea - Wednesday, Fite TV
by captain red dog » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:43 am

I actually think Khan should have stumped up for a helicopter with a camera on it to bring Cody in or something!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Dynamite Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea - Wednesday, Fite TV
by KK » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:09 pm

I have this vague recollection in the back of my mind that Eric Bischoff once said it used to cost WCW around $200,000 to use the helicopter. I don't know if that was for the one specifically they had Sting jump out of or just a general figure. It was extremely expensive though, I know that.

On the Fite feed they did film outside of the boat, but it looked like they were possibly using a drone.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Worlds Collide NXT vs. NXT UK - Saturday, WWE Network
by mitch » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:14 pm

ITV Box Office has closed down - https://www.itv.com/itvboxofficefaqs

I would have thought a big part of ITV teaming with AEW would have been PPV revenue. Wouldn't be surprised if they end up cancelling Dynamite. Could we see odd situation of Sky making a move?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Worlds Collide NXT vs. NXT UK - Saturday, WWE Network
by ianfianf » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:43 pm

mitch wrote:ITV Box Office has closed down - https://www.itv.com/itvboxofficefaqs

I would have thought a big part of ITV teaming with AEW would have been PPV revenue. Wouldn't be surprised if they end up cancelling Dynamite. Could we see odd situation of Sky making a move?


Could've posted my fite referral code :roll:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Worlds Collide NXT vs. NXT UK - Saturday, WWE Network
by mitch » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:44 pm

ianfianf wrote:
mitch wrote:ITV Box Office has closed down - https://www.itv.com/itvboxofficefaqs

I would have thought a big part of ITV teaming with AEW would have been PPV revenue. Wouldn't be surprised if they end up cancelling Dynamite. Could we see odd situation of Sky making a move?


Could've posted my fite referral code :roll:


You need to write a guide now ITV has closed

https://twitter.com/BritWresAwayDay/sta ... 4940774401

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Worlds Collide NXT vs. NXT UK - Saturday, WWE Network
by KK » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:11 pm

I'm guessing ITV was unable to compete with Sky and BT Box Office, nor could they secure many big time boxing events. Technical issues continually plagued them as well (for example those who had ordered a prior AEW PPV on PlayStation 4 found themselves unable to watch at all). It's possible the majority of purchases were happening via Fite anyway, but some people do like ordering through Sky and Virgin Media as it negates broadband issues.

AEW still airs on ITV4 and they've reintroduced Monday nights on ITV1 again (in highlighted form). I think combined it hovers around the 500,000 viewer mark, which ain't bad considering how late they air it. No idea how it does on the ITV Hub. Theoretically AEW is on the best possible station in the UK, but in reality ITV have been a disappointment. Advertising for the PPVs has been extremely good, but Dynamite never gets uploaded on the ITV Hub on time, the picture quality on ITV4 is now really awful (they like a lot of Freeview channels aren't even operating at what you'd call high quality standard definition), and Dynamite gets bumped around even when there aren't Live commitments like darts or snooker. Tonight it doesn't start until 11:40pm because they'd rather show Van Helsing (which itself has been split by Entertainment News at 10) so it needlessly ends up going head-to-head with SmackDown on BT.

I'm hoping when AEW relaunch Dark later in the year it's included in the AEW+ pass on Fite.

Means a very minor price increase for UK fans as Revolution is listed at $19.99 (currently around £15.30) on Fite.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Dynamite Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea - Wednesday, Fite TV
by KK » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:42 pm

Rog wrote:What is going on with MJFs tan?!

You should see the referee on NXT this week during the BroserWeights vs. Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner match! He’s usually comically orange at the best of times but this week was a whole different league. Literally Dark Oak Ronseal.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Worlds Collide NXT vs. NXT UK - Saturday, WWE Network
by KK » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:03 am

Never expected the voice of Winston Churchill to kick off a WWE PPV...and the first thing you see is Imperium. Add in the theme music of ‘the mad Russian’, and there’s weird World War 2 undertones to this show already.

The theme song for the show is also by a band called “Wage War” so they’ve really gone all in on the war front.

Mat Riddle is growing on me. The exchanges between the BroserWeights and Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner these last few episodes have been hilarious.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - TONIGHT 10pm, WWE Network & BT Sport Box Office
by Slimgrady » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:05 pm

I see Adam Blampied is back on YouTube for the first time in what, 2 years?! He’s a guest on a WrestleTalk video about fantasy booking the Rumble.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - TONIGHT 10pm, WWE Network & BT Sport Box Office
by KK » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:11 pm

Four apparent spoilers for tonight in terms of surprise entrants:

Women’s

Victoria
Ronda Rousey
Molly Holly


Men’s

MVP
They’ve done a really poor job hyping up and promoting the women’s Rumble match this year. Since Flair said she was entering, they’ve basically done nothing.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - TONIGHT 10pm, WWE Network & BT Sport Box Office
by KK » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:36 am

Brutal cut to the back of Beth Phoenix’s head in the Rumble. Looks like she cracked her head against the corner of the LED ring post while on the top rope.

Charlotte Flair winning the match though. Zzzzzz. :fp:

No Sasha Banks, which is strange. Both Victoria and Ronda Rousey ultimately proving to be false rumours, though Victoria is apparently there in the building.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - TONIGHT 10pm, WWE Network & BT Sport Box Office
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:16 pm

Slimgrady wrote:I see Adam Blampied is back on YouTube for the first time in what, 2 years?! He’s a guest on a WrestleTalk video about fantasy booking the Rumble.


Fantastic to see him back. He really is great at creative booking, I love hearing his ideas.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble
by Pedro » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:53 pm

How good was that Edge pop though? I was out of wrestling for Ruthless Aggression but Edge's expression got me. I really hope he can have some great matches with some of the newer talent. I'd love to see him vs Andrade.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble
by NBK » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:06 pm

Jesus Christ, between Edge's return and Drew winning, I think that might be the most emotional I've ever been watching the wrestling.

Best Rumble in ages.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble
by NBK » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:09 pm

Pedro wrote:How good was that Edge pop though? I was out of wrestling for Ruthless Aggression but Edge's expression got me. I really hope he can have some great matches with some of the newer talent. I'd love to see him vs Andrade.


It was so good, the look on his face was something else. I've now watched this clip many times


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:13 am

My one minor complaint is that edge went back to his long hair. I think he looked great with his short hair when I’ve seen him over the last few years.


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