The Wrestling Thread III

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Double or Nothing
by Kanbei » Wed May 29, 2019 1:40 pm

Seems like the Moxley/Jericho podcast is worth a listen.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Double or Nothing
by Senor_Coconut » Wed May 29, 2019 1:54 pm

It's as good as when CM Punk went all in on the podcast he did when he walked.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Double or Nothing
by KK » Wed May 29, 2019 2:04 pm

A really great listen. He talks about this crap in particular:


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Double or Nothing
by captain red dog » Wed May 29, 2019 4:54 pm

Christ it's like they took that gimmick and just stuck it on Sami Zayn! On the Post Wrestling podcast this week they suggested that Ziggler's latest gimmick is what would have been KO's gimmick as they straight up transplanted Ziggler's line about how it "should have been me" at wrestlemania.

I think the WWE is now so creatively restricted and then filtered through Vince that it is destroying talent. You could see flashes of Moxley when he was initially in the Shield but he has been given dogshit ever since.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Double or Nothing
by Slimgrady » Wed May 29, 2019 9:15 pm

God I hope the XFL does somewhat well next year so Vince can go focus on that for a while, give Hunter a chance, see if he’s as good as people say he will be. NXT is a good indication that he knows what he’s doing, but transferring the same Vibe from NXT, a weekly 1hour prerecorded in bulk show, to Raw and Smackdown, 5 live hours of TV (minimum!!) every single week seems damn near impossible. No wonder Vince has lost his Midas touch with so much pressure on him to fill that much TV time.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Double or Nothing
by Dig Dug » Wed May 29, 2019 9:36 pm

The only way WWE's system of having so much air time can work is if they were to commit making Raw and Smackdown radically different things which they simply won't do, it's all WWE and therefore must have a universally shared presentation and feel. Their programming is homogenised, the only thing resembling alternative options is the likes of NXT and even then the apple isn't falling too far from the tree.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: AEW Double or Nothing
by KK » Wed May 29, 2019 10:12 pm

It’s all about producing content. No matter if it’s worthwhile content, makes any sense or is any good, it’s about banging out hours of TV every single week. So irrespective of whether the storylines were amazing, you’re burning everyone out. Bored of the same old faces having the same old matches on countless shows that with the exception of NXT UK and aspects of NXT (and even that on PPV night now looks like the 3rd hour of RAW) all look identical.

As the UK soaps are also finding out, once viewers decide to skip the one show and struggle to invest in the storylines (either because they’re rubbish or there’s too much of it) that one show soon becomes two shows. And then three. And then viewers are only coming back for the big names they remember from the past. Then even that stops working. And before you know it its in terminal decline.

One of the simplest things AEW can do is leave fans and the audience wanting more, and if they stick to the template of 6 or 8 PPVs a year and 1 show a week then they’ll already have an advantage over WWE.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT TakeOver XXV - Saturday night 12am, WWE Network
by NBK » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:48 pm

I'm back to playing catch up with Best of the Super JRs again, but Rocky Romero vs ELP from last week was brilliant. Couple of botched exchanges at the end, but that can be forgiven considering how long the match went for, and result was perfect :)

Any chance Minty or Dangerblade could point me towards the highlights of the past few shows...pleeeeeeease :simper:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT TakeOver XXV - Saturday night 12am, WWE Network
by Minty14 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:52 pm

NBK wrote:I'm back to playing catch up with Best of the Super JRs again, but Rocky Romero vs ELP from last week was brilliant. Couple of botched exchanges at the end, but that can be forgiven considering how long the match went for, and result was perfect :)

Any chance Minty or Dangerblade could point me towards the highlights of the past few shows...pleeeeeeease :simper:

I haven't actually watched all the shows, but Ospreay/Eagles was great. I need to catch up, but from what I've heard, Sho Vs Gresham and Shingo Vs Ishimori from the last show are the must watches.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT TakeOver XXV - Saturday night 12am, WWE Network
by Dangerblade » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:33 pm

Minty14 wrote:
NBK wrote:I'm back to playing catch up with Best of the Super JRs again, but Rocky Romero vs ELP from last week was brilliant. Couple of botched exchanges at the end, but that can be forgiven considering how long the match went for, and result was perfect :)

Any chance Minty or Dangerblade could point me towards the highlights of the past few shows...pleeeeeeease :simper:

I haven't actually watched all the shows, but Ospreay/Eagles was great. I need to catch up, but from what I've heard, Sho Vs Gresham and Shingo Vs Ishimori from the last show are the must watches.


Definitely watch the following (wrestlers listed alphabetically so don't read anything into the order)

Night 10

Robbie Eagles vs. Will Ospreay

Night 11

Jonathan Gresham vs. Shingo Takagi
Dragon Lee vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

Night 12

Bandido vs. Robbie Eagles
DOUKI vs. Will Ospreay

Night 13

Jonathan Gresham vs. SHO
Dragon Lee vs. Marty Scurll
Shingo Takagi vs. Taiji Ishimori

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT TakeOver XXV - Saturday night 12am, WWE Network
by NBK » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:26 pm

Dangerblade wrote:
Minty14 wrote:
NBK wrote:I'm back to playing catch up with Best of the Super JRs again, but Rocky Romero vs ELP from last week was brilliant. Couple of botched exchanges at the end, but that can be forgiven considering how long the match went for, and result was perfect :)

Any chance Minty or Dangerblade could point me towards the highlights of the past few shows...pleeeeeeease :simper:

I haven't actually watched all the shows, but Ospreay/Eagles was great. I need to catch up, but from what I've heard, Sho Vs Gresham and Shingo Vs Ishimori from the last show are the must watches.


Definitely watch the following (wrestlers listed alphabetically so don't read anything into the order)

Night 10

Robbie Eagles vs. Will Ospreay

Night 11

Jonathan Gresham vs. Shingo Takagi
Dragon Lee vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

Night 12

Bandido vs. Robbie Eagles
DOUKI vs. Will Ospreay

Night 13

Jonathan Gresham vs. SHO
Dragon Lee vs. Marty Scurll
Shingo Takagi vs. Taiji Ishimori


Excellent, thanks to you both for that. Just need to figure out how to fit all that around Takeover...

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT TakeOver XXV - Saturday night 12am, WWE Network
by Mafro » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:13 am

The next NXT UK Takeover is on the same day as the UK New Japan show. Good timing there. It's also the same day as All Out but it's not like that really matters given the time it'll be on at.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT TakeOver XXV - Saturday night 12am, WWE Network
by Minty14 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:41 pm

Wales v Ireland in Cardiff that day too

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT TakeOver XXV - Saturday night 12am, WWE Network
by NBK » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:05 pm

Another TakeOver, another load of 4 and 5 star matches. It's just getting boring now... ;)

Also, I take it that's Gargano popping up on Raw tomorrow night.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT TakeOver XXV - Saturday night 12am, WWE Network
by Irene Demova » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:58 pm

Mafro wrote:The next NXT UK Takeover is on the same day as the UK New Japan show. Good timing there. It's also the same day as All Out but it's not like that really matters given the time it'll be on at.





lmao wwe rule

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT TakeOver XXV - Saturday night 12am, WWE Network
by Mafro » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:05 pm

Excellent :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: NXT TakeOver XXV - Saturday night 12am, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:18 pm

If ticket sales end up being slow, apart from discounting, I wouldn't be surprised if they do what they did last year at the Royal Albert Hall during the England World Cup game and throw some names from either the main WWE roster on there or legends (like Shawn Michaels).

Odds on alternatives: a cage match.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Minty14 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:26 pm

Just came here to post that :lol:

That's real good gooseberry fool.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Minty14 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:56 pm


EYES EMOJI

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Dangerblade » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:10 pm

Minty14 wrote:
EYES EMOJI

I've been thinking all tournament that he's going to have a face off with the winner of the tournament on Wednesday :datass:


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