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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:42 pm

captain red dog wrote:What the hell has happened to the WWE UK ratings. Surely it can't be worth Sky keeping that deal?


What are the current ratings?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool
by captain red dog » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:31 am

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captain red dog wrote:What the hell has happened to the WWE UK ratings. Surely it can't be worth Sky keeping that deal?


What are the current ratings?

I think less that 7000 for Live Raw and not much better for the highlights. I saw it on the GRcade wrestling Twitter.

So they have flipped the Rumble event from Strowman who has gone cold, to Balor who is even colder. I get they are trying some kind of 2019 reboot but Balors booking last year made him look pure mid card and suddenly he gets a match against Brock.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool
by Slimgrady » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:50 pm

Apparently they’re trying to build Balor up a bit before a “Demon” V Undertaker match at ‘Mania :dread: ...... :dread:

As for ratings, I’m sure the majority of people have realized that watching the hi lights on YouTube for half an hour rather than sitting through 3 hours of shite is much better.
Speaking of YouTube, say what you want about the women’s Evolution/Revolution, but the most watched clips on Raw and Smackdown this week are the segments with Alexa nearly topless on Raw, and Mandy scantily clad on Smackdown, and when I say most watched I mean like triple the average hit rate! That Alexa segment was totally pointless so they must have been testing the waters or something for more stuff like that.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool
by Mafro » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:37 am

What's this about the women's tag team title match taking place in an elimination chamber rather than an actual tag match? :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:28 pm

Sounds like one of those TNA gimmick matches from its early years.

RAW Live ratings, UK

7th January 2019: 124,014
31st December 2018 (taped): less than 7,000
24th December 2018 (taped): 60,597
17th December 2018: 64,129
10th December 2018: 69,747
3rd December 2018: 50,246
19th November 2018: 75,338
12th November 2018: 71,260
5th November 2018: 84,232
29th October 2018: 90,090
22nd October 2018: 88,397
15th October 2018: 77,600
8th October 2018: 61,600

WWE starting off the year on Sky pretty well. Seems putting Vince McMahon, Brock Lesnar and John Cena on the show makes a difference, at least short term. Fans effectively having a week off from WWE for NYE may have helped as well. WWE could do with good ratings in the UK this year as the TV rights are up on 31st December 2019. WWE had promised to announce them by the end of 2018.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:27 pm

KK wrote:Sounds like one of those TNA gimmick matches from its early years.

RAW Live ratings, UK

7th January 2019: 124,014
31st December 2018 (taped): less than 7,000
24th December 2018 (taped): 60,597
17th December 2018: 64,129
10th December 2018: 69,747
3rd December 2018: 50,246
19th November 2018: 75,338
12th November 2018: 71,260
5th November 2018: 84,232
29th October 2018: 90,090
22nd October 2018: 88,397
15th October 2018: 77,600
8th October 2018: 61,600

WWE starting off the year on Sky pretty well. Seems putting Vince McMahon, Brock Lesnar and John Cena on the show makes a difference, at least short term. Fans effectively having a week off from WWE for NYE may have helped as well. WWE could do with good ratings in the UK this year as the TV rights are up on 31st December 2019. WWE had promised to announce them by the end of 2018.


That’s quite interesting to see such a rise for this week. I wonder what the go home Rumble raw scored last year.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by captain red dog » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:50 pm

So I watched AJ Styles on Louder With Crowder thanks to the Grcade twitter. Crowder is kind of a hardish right US Conservative comedy talk show for anyone who hasn't seen it. Chael Sonnen is a regular guest and comes across as your typical Republican dick in my opinion, but for a celebrity on the right I thought AJ came across quite well, talking about his faith and quite a grounded view of the Gillette advert (he thankfully didn't saying anything too cringeworthy like boycotting them).

Worth a listen, and it's a step up from when he came across as a massive homophobe on a previous interview! :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Mafro » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:42 pm


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:43 pm

Could be worse, Baron Corbin was designing shirts that appeared to have KKK understones the other year...

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Mafro » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:06 pm

According to this week's Observer, Omega and Jericho were very close to doing deals to appear on Impact while still staying with NJPW before AEW became a thing. That would've been awesome with some of the talent they have there.

Abyss has left TNA and it sounds like WWE have hired him for a backstage role.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by SerialCeler » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:14 pm

Not a surprise given how close Jericho and Omega are to Don Callis (they get mentioned almost every week on Impact).

Shame that Abyss has left, he was apparently behind much of the broken Matt stuff with Jeremy Borash, so it makes sense to reunite them.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Slimgrady » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:14 pm

A surprise appearance by Abyss in the Rumble would be pretty cool, maybe have a stare down with Kane or something. I’m sure like ‘Mania most of the crowd are pretty hardcore fans so I wouldn’t worry about people not knowing who he is. Just that though, he can go do his backstage roll after, the time for him to have an in ring run with the company came and went ten years ago.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by KK » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:17 pm

Is Abyss a TNA owned character or can WWE use it? Kane/Abyss seems obvious.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Dangerblade » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:40 pm

Imagine actually wanting to see Kane vs. Abyss in 2019 :dread:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Mafro » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:52 pm

Apparently that government shutdown in the US strawberry floated over New Japan's visa applications for their Japanese wrestlers that would've been on the US shows and the lineups look terrible :lol: Just all US wrestlers :slol:


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Irene Demova » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:43 am

Matt Riddle's strawberry floating dogshit at getting the crowd to cheer him whilst he's getting beat up

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by IAmTheSaladMan » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:46 am

Mafro wrote:According to this week's Observer, Omega and Jericho were very close to doing deals to appear on Impact while still staying with NJPW before AEW became a thing. That would've been awesome with some of the talent they have there.

Abyss has left TNA and it sounds like WWE have hired him for a backstage role.


Sonjay Dutt too I believe.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Corazon de Leon » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:56 am

I haven’t done the royal rumble sweepstake this year, if anyone else wants to take it over, fire away. If not, RIP sweepstake. :slol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Floex » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:04 pm

Ciampa/Gargano has to be one the best written stories in wrestling. So many twist and turns, LOVED the ending of Takeover.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Royal Rumble - Sunday 10pm, WWE Network
by Johnny Ryall » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:57 pm

Is wrestling still bad?

And are they still in business with Saudi Arabia?

That's what was the last straw for me canceling my sub.


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