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

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:54 pm

Looking at the Apple Clock app it’s because the clocks have changed in the US already, 3 weeks ahead of us. Means for those still watching RAW and SmackDown Live on BT however the start times will be more reasonable. AEW Dynamite will also start at 12am on Wednesday on Fite TV.

The PPV tonight though is nothing special. The WWE, World and Women’s titles aren’t on the line, and the Chamber matches are the most throw away they’ve ever done. Apart from that ECW one...

Wish the WWE would bring back the week long TV guide again on the Network app.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:37 am

I thought that was a very decent tag elimination match. Really well booked.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:42 am

Couple new things in that match they haven’t done before. Those mats on the outside still stand out like a sore thumb.

I’m wondering what with the Coronavirus if WrestleMania is going to go ahead on schedule. You’re looking at something like 80,000 people in Miami for the weekend from all over the world.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:40 am

Let’s never speak of that main event ever again.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - Sunday, WWE Network
by NBK » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:06 am

KK wrote:Let’s never speak of that main event ever again.


It was *not* good. It didn't stop the hype train after seeing the Drew/Brock clip from last week's Raw though, booked a ticket for WrestleMania (viewing party in a pub in Edinburgh) right after it finished :toot:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Dynamite - Wednesday 12am, FiteTV
by Mafro » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:55 pm

These two are strawberry floating immense :lol:


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Dynamite - Wednesday 12am, FiteTV
by captain red dog » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:08 pm

Remember how hot the Wyatt Family and The Shield were when they briefly faced off that time a few years ago? Amazing how since then the only guy that's over is Moxley, and he had to leave the company to do it.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Dynamite - Wednesday 12am, FiteTV
by tomvek » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:14 pm

With the scale of the Coronavirus outbreak and the growing numbers in America, does anyone else think Wrestlemania will be cancelled?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Dynamite - Wednesday 12am, FiteTV
by KK » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:02 pm

I honestly can't see how they can get away with having 100,000 people from all around the world spread across an entire week.

And if the general roadmap of the Coronavirus is correct, it's going to be really bad around a week out from WrestleMania.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Dynamite - Wednesday 12am, FiteTV
by Prototype » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:56 pm

tomvek wrote:With the scale of the Coronavirus outbreak and the growing numbers in America, does anyone else think Wrestlemania will be cancelled?


Yes, 100%

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Dynamite - Wednesday 12am, FiteTV
by Mafro » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:08 pm

I imagine Vince will be told to cancel it rather than him deciding to cancel it himself.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Dynamite - Wednesday 12am, FiteTV
by Slimgrady » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:15 pm

I don’t think Wrestlemania would be missed too much this year if it was cancelled, all the matches seem a bit meh and rushed. It’s very much a stop gap ‘Mania before the one in Hollywood next year which they already seem to be hyping up! I’ll still miss the whole weekend though if it doesn’t go ahead :(

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Dynamite - Wednesday 12am, FiteTV
by KK » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:23 pm

It’s not knowing how long to delay it by that’s the problem. Nobody knows how long this is going to last, so that puts everything in limbo. Not sure what WWE is going to do.

Could also end up seeing a number of shows from Full Sail University. Easier to screen a few hundred people compared to tens of thousands.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Dynamite - Wednesday 12am, FiteTV
by KK » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:11 am

Seriously bad house at AEW Dynamite tonight. Can only see this continuing as Coronavirus kicks in and people stay away (that’s if these shows aren’t cancelled). For such a small crowd it’s pretty damn impressive how much noise they’re making though.

If WWE and AEW can’t do Live shows, they’re going to have to get real creative with their TV time. Would no doubt throw in some PPV matches in there, but at least AEW only has 2 hours a week to fill compared to WWE. Fingers crossed AEW can get their Blood and Guts event in, though even that now would appear very optimistic. Seems like a good show to then take a hiatus on...two weeks is a long time though. States are still allowing gatherings of hundreds of people for the time being (such as churches), so that does at least give WWE Full Sail and Performance Center to work out of.

Let’s be honest, a prolonged break and forced ‘off season’ may do WWE some good...

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by captain red dog » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:56 pm

AEW should probably go live with the Dark Order story and run out of the Hardy compound. They could probably tape a few episodes there too, cover a couple of weeks worth. The Total Nonstop Deletion episode of Impact was probably amongst the best that company ever did with the Broken Hardy plot.

WWE badly needs an off season with how much content they put out. You would probably struggle to fill a 3 hour show with just the best bits from the last 12 months as everything is so by the numbers these days.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:49 pm

XFL season suspended.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:22 pm

WWE airing SmackDown, RAW and NXT from the Performance Center from tonight onwards, with no fans. I think at first it’ll have a real novelty factor for SmackDown, but after? All that Live programming with no crowd noise is going to be rough, especially as the weeks progress.

AEW is still airing Wednesday’s episode with a few hundred fans from Daily's Place.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by captain red dog » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:11 am

It was very weird. Not sure it's worth continuing. Unless the format changes significantly, it's really weird seeing things done in an empty arena.

3 hours of Raw is going to be interesting :slol:

Edit: They also went nuts with the camera cuts. They put chairs in the ring for a sit down interview with Cena and Cole, but they stood up through out and the camera kept chopping all over the place so Cena was just talking at empty space.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:07 am

Just watch the clip of Cena and Wyatt on wwe.com from last night. That's so messed up watching without a crowd :lol:

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

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Slimgrady » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:44 pm

That Smackdown! was extremely awkward to watch, and I can’t imagine many people watching anymore shows like this after the curiosity/novelty factor has now worn off. Terrible time of the year for this all to happen, ruining “Wrestling Christmas” and all, but just stop for a while if things can’t go on as they should.


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