The Wrestling Thread III: Big Show jumps ship to AEW

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:46 pm

KK wrote:I wonder what this now means for the international market. Is it viable to keep the WWE Network app and infrastructure running or is another deal with Amazon or Netflix on the horizon?

In terms of Live programming, such as PPVs, are adverts now going to be a thing?


It's very interesting isn't it. I assume internationally it will stay the same for now.

I don't quite get how the product will appear on peacock, whether it will simply be another section of the app and still appear very similar to the current WWE network or if the shows will just appear individually.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:17 pm

Alex Scott, closet WWE fan:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:51 pm

Incredibly, it’s Royal Rumble Sunday. :|

Caught up with the past two weeks of AEW earlier. I can’t be the only one noticing that Chris Jericho has gone to the dogs. I got the strong impression he hit the moonsault on this week’s episode just to prove he could still do it after the complete disaster the week prior. Looked like he came really close to seriously hurting himself. It’s like he’s become a parody of himself; the very thing he used to moan about in regards to WCW’s main eventers in the late 90s, or what Undertaker said he didn’t want to become more recently. I’m not saying Jericho needs to retire or anything, but he does need to take one of his extended breaks.

They’ve got The Wedding next week. Funnily enough the last wrestling wedding also featured Rusev.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
by kerr9000 » Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:57 pm

I just watched last year's royal rumble, I really enjoyed the first half of it but wasn't keen on the second, I thought it was kind of original for a rumble match.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:02 pm

Just reminded me that WWE has uploaded that match in its entirety to their YT:


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
by Miguel007 » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:03 pm

At the beginning of the very 1st Lockdown I got the WWE Network and blitzed through 10 years of PPV, burned myself out and now with the buzz of the Rumble I’m determined to get up to date over the next month or so, just up to 2011 :slol:

Looking forward to watching the NXT and Women’s PPV’s when I get there.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:08 am

Pyro in the ring to kick off a show - haven’t seen them do that in years.

Starting with Goldberg. This should be...interesting. I was expecting them to open with the women’s Rumble.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:28 am

Hope that passable load of nothing (hey, it was at least better than that Kevin Owens squash and Undertaker disaster in the desert), coupled with going on first, doesn’t lead to Goldberg winning the Rumble later or something...

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
by Miguel007 » Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:39 am

Enjoyed the Royal Rumble, decent matches from top to bottom. How on earth Carmella didn’t break her neck! Nasty dive. There weren’t many surprise entrants, could have done with some more [Christian looked superb aside from that.]

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
by Corazon de Leon » Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:40 am

I enjoyed the event overall, both Rumbles were decent with the women's being very good.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
by tomvek » Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:06 pm

Was cool seeing Kenta show up at the end of Dynamite this week, made me very happy :D Also like what they're doing with the women's tournament with the US side and the Japanese side. Very much looking forward to that.

I saw that the UK deal they mentioned at Wrestle Kingdom has turned out to be a new 1hr show on the Roku Channel. Every Thursday at 5pm starting from next week. Apparently there may be a small amount of library content added too.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
by tomvek » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:56 pm

Main event of this week's AEW was really fun. Archer came out of it looking like a beast. If there had been a proper crowd in attendance then I think they would have gone crazy for this. Kenta and Moxley was done well too, heating up their feud nicely. Kenta's double foot stomp from the ramp was lovely. Definitely worth a watch.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
by Minty14 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:21 pm

People who've never seen Maki Itoh wrestle a match in their lives getting mad about her going out you love to see it

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
by Dig Dug » Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:39 pm

loool jesus christ Christ Jericho's wife was at the capitol riot.
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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:49 pm

I personally don’t really care if they support Trump or not, but if you’re going along to something like those riots/protests it means you’ve fully bought into the nonsense that the elections were rigged/stolen and that Biden is somehow illegitimate.

I don’t know what’s happened to Jericho the past year, he seems to be losing the plot. From a TV performance perspective he’s been terrible. Not sure what his friends like Lance Storm think in private.

I watched NXT TakeOver on Sunday and I don’t know much about this LA Knight bloke but on the basis of his one promo I saw he could be brilliant. Loads of charisma. Kinda reminded me of The Rock in 97.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
by Johnny Ryall » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:50 pm

I did see that. Between him having a concert at that super spreader event and reading that he donated to Trump’s election campaign I am over him as a person.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:59 pm

It’s sad he’s tarnishing his legacy. A few weeks ago NBA fans happened to tune in to AEW Dynamite following the game and he ended up trending on Twitter because they couldn’t believe how bad he looked in the ring. A damning indictment of both him and what lapsed wrestling fans think of the current product.

All the outspoken things he said about WCW (such as Jay Leno hooking it up with Hulk Hogan at Road Wild making the business look like gooseberry fool) he’s now partaking in himself.

Aside from the wedding (like a crap WWE tribute act) I’m glad AEW has noticeably rolled back the comedy stuff the last month though.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Elimination Chamber - Sunday, WWE Network
by Johnny Ryall » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:25 pm

He used to (or at least it seemed) have a degree of self awareness about his career, knew when his character was going stagnant and what have you. That seems to have gone out the window in favour of his ego.

You can’t drink and party like a rockstar at 50 and then expect to wrestle a 60 minute classic. At least when Triple H had his last title run in 2016 he was an absolute gym junkie.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday, WWE Network
by Rawrgna » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:29 pm

KK wrote:I watched NXT TakeOver on Sunday and I don’t know much about this LA Knight bloke but on the basis of his one promo I saw he could be brilliant. Loads of charisma. Kinda reminded me of The Rock in 97.

I dont get why They bring in former impact stars just to out them ln Nxt i mean I'm sure most could go straight to main roster woth no problems.


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