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Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool - Saturday 7pm, WWE Network

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:48 pm
by Mafro


lol no thanks. Was actually considering going to that if it was a proper NJPW show.

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool - Saturday 7pm, WWE Network

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:20 pm
by Minty14
The 2 shows last year were really fun, but if they're trying to get close to selling it out, they really need to go all in on that show.

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool - Saturday 7pm, WWE Network

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:39 pm
by Mafro


Said this before but the NXT UK men's roster is one of the most generic I've ever seen :lol: Pete Dunn and two of the generic beardos were on GMB this morning hyping up the new performance centre and tomorrow's show.

Seen in this weeks Observer basically confirming Viper is signing for WWE once her World of Sport contract is up, which is a shame.

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool - Saturday 7pm, WWE Network

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:42 pm
by Mafro
Also, lol @ WWE shitting themselves so much over AEW that they were offering some crazy deals.

Paul Levesque worked hard at getting all four into WWE. Page was offered main roster money to work NXT, where he’d have been pushed as one of its top stars. The Bucks & Cody were offered strong deals. The Bucks deal was for money roughly the same as WWE champion A.J. Styles, which would have also included BTE being made a regular weekly show on the WWE Network, as well as something I’ve never heard WWE concede on, which was a six-month window where they could have left their three-year contract if they wanted and weren’t happy with their push.

Of course, WWE was fully aware of the Khan deal as this was going down, which was one of the reasons they went so hard in locking up talent of late. The great offer with the six-month window was with knowledge that Khan was not doing the promotion without The Bucks & Cody and signing them would keep them from being opposition. Without them, Khan wouldn’t have the star power and stars of All In, meaning he’d likely not have the openings to everything from television to top talent that was necessary.

Those who work in WWE with knowledge of the deal were certain they wouldn’t turn it down, and outright told me that they would be debuting at the Rumble, and had a Rumble-to-Mania significant storyline. When they made the decision to go to AEW, they remarked that it was mind-boggling that they would ever get an offer at that level, and even more that they were turning it down. But they did roughly 12 hours of talks with Levesque, who they heavily praised in how he handled everything, in particular seeing the comedy aspect in the skit they did where they superkicked Kazarian dressed up as him over-and-over in what was the public turning down of the offer on BTE.

If that's what they offered the Young Bucks then god knows what they offered Omega and he still turned them down :lol:

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool - Saturday 7pm, WWE Network

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:14 pm
by Minty14
Imagine a WWE produced BTE. oof

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool - Saturday 7pm, WWE Network

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:11 pm
by J. Vengeance
So i've keeping this close to my chest, until I could get all the finances sorted but....

I'm going to new york in april to go see NXT Takeover & Wrestlemania!!!! :toot: :toot: :toot:

Thanks grainger games redundancy money!

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool - Saturday 7pm, WWE Network

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:20 pm
by Parksey
Don't normally post here, but looks like Grcade's wrestling twitter made it into a Guardian story:

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/j ... ne-johnson

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool - Saturday 7pm, WWE Network

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:25 pm
by Mafro
Yes! :lol:

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool - Saturday 7pm, WWE Network

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:55 pm
by Reavus
WWEDVD.co.uk (Silvervision's replacement) are having a sale. 65 blu rays included, nearly all £2.99 or £3.99 each and you can get 10% off if you get 3 or more.

https://www.wwedvd.co.uk/january-blues-sale-c-297.html

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool - Saturday 7pm, WWE Network

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:08 pm
by KK
If nothing else this Blackpool show tonight is going to have a phenomenal atmosphere.

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool - Saturday 7pm, WWE Network

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:11 pm
by NBK
Mafro wrote:

lol no thanks. Was actually considering going to that if it was a proper NJPW show.


Yeah, same here. Oh well, one to stream later then.

BTW, Maf, your pal Andy Wild is in the main event against Joe Coffey at the Discovery Wrestling show next Friday. Can actually see him winning the title :o

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool - Saturday 7pm, WWE Network

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:59 pm
by KK
Joe Coffey really does look incredibly like Jim Neidhart.

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool - Saturday 7pm, WWE Network

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:55 pm
by CuriousOyster
Superb event top to bottom. Tyler Bate is another breed of human.

Walter seems like a big deal, ignorant to him. Looks excellent from a few clips.

Bizarre how much better every Takeover is than regular WWE ppvs.

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool - Saturday 7pm, WWE Network

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:06 pm
by Dangerblade
CuriousOyster wrote:Walter seems like a big deal, ignorant to him. Looks excellent from a few clips.


WALTER can be summed up in one 7 second video



:datass:

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool - Saturday 7pm, WWE Network

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:07 pm
by KK
Yeah, I’m not familiar with this Walter bloke either, though the crowd certainly seemed to be. At first I was thinking he might be German, but that was probably the German signs in the crowd directing me in that direction more than anything.

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:11 pm
by Dangerblade
He's Austrian.

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:44 pm
by Mafro
WALTER is great. Everyone needs to watch this match.


Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool - Saturday 7pm, WWE Network

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:53 am
by tomvek
Reavus wrote:WWEDVD.co.uk (Silvervision's replacement) are having a sale. 65 blu rays included, nearly all £2.99 or £3.99 each and you can get 10% off if you get 3 or more.

https://www.wwedvd.co.uk/january-blues-sale-c-297.html

Great find Reavus, thanks for posting that. I usually end up missing these sales. Was able to pick up quite a few there.

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:04 pm
by Slimgrady
Really good documentary on Nigel McGuinness on the network. It’s a shame he never got to wrestle in the WWE, he wanted it so much, but his commentary there has been excellent so far.

Re: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:18 pm
by captain red dog
What the hell has happened to the WWE UK ratings. Surely it can't be worth Sky keeping that deal?