The Wrestling Thread III

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Starrcade - Sunday, WWE Network
by Mafro » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:45 pm

This is hypnotic.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Starrcade - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:43 am

WWE Starrcade available for free on YouTube:



May have something to do with the WWE Network being down/shoddy for a lot of people tonight.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by NBK » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:01 am

Anyone here listening to the Wrestling Daft podcast?

It's hosted by Grado and Rab Florence and is pretty much how you'd expect a wrestling podcast done by Grado and Rab Florence to be. I'll let you decide whether that's a good thing or not :)

I really enjoy it and have been listening to it each week. It's more talking about wrestling, who Grado lost to this week and interviews, rather than dissecting the latest episode of AEW Dark or whatever, and they've had some really good guests on to interview. First episode had Chris Jericho, and they've also had Al Snow, Dave Lagana (while being driven by Billy Corgan), Doug Williams and Mark Dallas.

It's become a bit of a highlight of my week, check it out.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:55 am

Grado :x

Didn't know Rab Florence had a wrestling podcast so I might check it out.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by NBK » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:28 pm

Mafro wrote:Grado :x


I thought that might have been your response :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:52 pm

WWE interest seems to be at an all time low on here.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:04 pm

RAW was great last week, but because WWE is incapable of building any momentum was then back to pure stupidity this week. Apart from uncensored swearing now featuring on the show (because of AEW, no doubt) the rest was mostly forgettable shite. At the start of the show Rusev broke his restraining order against Lana and Bobby Lashley, but the police did nothing and said ‘because we do things differently here in Tennessee,’ then went and arrested Bobby Lashley instead. Lana then slapped one of the officers and was promptly arrested as well. Samoa Joe was on commentary again though, which has been an improvement.

AEW had its first average show last week but was quality again on Wednesday. There was a hair cutting segment with Brandi, Kong and some other woman that really died on its arse. And then died again when the budget hair clippers failed to cut through the hair. So they just all walked to the back having failed to shave this random woman’s head.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:44 am

Currently watching “IMPACT PROVINCIAL WRESTLING FEDERATION” On My5 and it’s IMPACT WRESTLING basically taking the piss out of NWA Power and Southern 80s regional wrestling promotions (like WWE did with Southpaw Regional Wrestling). It’s so wacky! There’s a manager clutching a squash racket, a thoroughly out of shape D’Lo Brown, and a tag team knocking off The Freebirds.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Zellery » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:40 pm

I love AEW but some things are not working on the show.

Brandi and Awesome Kong for one. None of it has gotten over - hell I'm not convinced they even get a reaction.

The Blade and The Butcher and The Bunny made one of the worst debuts of all time. I am willing to give this group a chance, though.

And The Dark Order. Just too many spooky groups that don't work.

Everything else on the show is awesome. Moxley is feeling more and more like Austin every week, which is a good thing.

I think their next PPV is going to be Moxley/Jericho and Cody/MJF which is such a great starting point to build momentum on.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:58 pm

The Dark Order's initial introduction was awful and they came off like a bunch of local indie geeks but the cult videos on Dynamite recently have made them much more interesting. Getting rid of all the little gimps that accompany them to the ring will do them wonders.

The butcher and the blade stuff feels like a faction led by Marty Scurll so I dunno what's going on there.

Moxley is great, he should definitely be the one to take the title off of Jericho.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:42 pm

I'm thinking at least two of these dark factions are eventually going to morph into one and be connected in some way.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by SugarDave » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:27 pm

The Dark Order video packages have been good recently and I don't think they've appeared on the show since they started running them. If the crowd isn't enthusiastic about them the next time they appear then they'll probably need to start thinking about a more drastic rework. I hope those promos did the trick though because the idea of them recruiting losers would tie in nicely with AEW's win/loss ranking stuff.

They posted a MJF promo online where he admitted to being behind the BBB attack on Cody so I guess they're either new additions to his own faction or meant to be some sort of mercenary team. I prefer the latter idea for the moment.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Zellery » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:27 pm

Mafro wrote:The Dark Order's initial introduction was awful and they came off like a bunch of local indie geeks but the cult videos on Dynamite recently have made them much more interesting. Getting rid of all the little gimps that accompany them to the ring will do them wonders.

The butcher and the blade stuff feels like a faction led by Marty Scurll so I dunno what's going on there.

Moxley is great, he should definitely be the one to take the title off of Jericho.

Agree with everything you've said.

KK wrote:I'm thinking at least two of these dark factions are eventually going to morph into one and be connected in some way.

I originally saw a photo of The Butcher and The Blade on Twitter and just assumed they were new recruits of The Dark Order.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by SerialCeler » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:58 pm

KK wrote:I'm thinking at least two of these dark factions are eventually going to morph into one and be connected in some way.


Corporate ministry? ;)

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by JChalmers » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:30 pm

There was a big theory that all these “dark” groups in AEW are going to be merged with Marty Scurll coming in and bringing them all together to bring down the Elite. Think it was more fantasy booking than anything but would be cool.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Rawrgna » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:44 pm

Sad to see the lastest releases by wwe but I'm Hoping Harper can go to Either AEW or back to the Indies and be a huge star again after the injuries and non start pushes he had lately same with the Ascension they were never used properly after their disasterous debut to the Main roster when they got buried by the New Age Outlaws if i recall

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Slimgrady » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:09 pm

So John Morrison’s big WWE return was on......The Bump! :fp: :slol: Thats a shitty minor studio show on the network. The super fine Kayla Braxton hosts it though so it gets a pass. The Royal Rumble is like a month away, they couldn’t have waited?!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Zellery » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:48 pm

Still waiting for Dynamite...

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:54 pm

11:35pm start for it on ITV4 in case they still don’t have it up.

ITV may give AEW Dynamite their biggest possible audience, but they really have treated it poorly. When it comes to promoting their PPVs though they’re great.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:17 pm

WWE Network completely broken on the PS4, and has been for the past 2 days. It just won’t load beyond the initial circle. Thankfully I have an Xbox to switch to for TLC, but since this new update it’s been nothing but problems (to the point they had to give away Starrcade for free on YouTube because the Network didn’t work for many people).

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