The Wrestling Thread III

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Kamala 1950 - 2020
by RJ Badman » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:57 pm

captain red dog wrote:I'm interested to see the Thunderdome set I have to admit.


I mean, I hope I'm wrong, and again that VR thing I mentioned would really garner my interest (especially with Retribution who could, like, threaten the viewer or something) but I can't help but think it's gonna look like some kind of reverse-Fightbox.

(lol Fightbox more like Shitebox)

captain red dog wrote:They seem to be stuck with a mid 2000s HBO boxing style presentation which is beyond stale.


I believe I've mentioned this recently but I'll never understand why in a post-kayfabe world they're going for a legit sports presentation.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Kamala 1950 - 2020
by Rawrgna » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:12 pm

Only if they make it a one to one recreation of the thunderdome from Mad Max with Either Drew or Roman being the wwe version of Max

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Kamala 1950 - 2020
by RJ Badman » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:09 pm

Well we know HHH is incredibly gay for Mad Max so don't be surprised if Steph shows up like this:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Kamala 1950 - 2020
by RJ Badman » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:57 pm

Oh dear:

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It's gonna fkin look like this innit:

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(But bigger with all the screens set up like a cross between arena seats and the asylum from PS3 Twisted Metal)

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. Kamala 1950 - 2020
by gaminglegend » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:30 am

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captain red dog wrote:I'm interested to see the Thunderdome set I have to admit.


I mean, I hope I'm wrong, and again that VR thing I mentioned would really garner my interest (especially with Retribution who could, like, threaten the viewer or something) but I can't help but think it's gonna look like some kind of reverse-Fightbox.

(lol Fightbox more like Shitebox)

captain red dog wrote:They seem to be stuck with a mid 2000s HBO boxing style presentation which is beyond stale.


I believe I've mentioned this recently but I'll never understand why in a post-kayfabe world they're going for a legit sports presentation.


It’s as if they are still chasing acceptance or viewing as a legitimate sport despite not being a legitimate sport. Yes it’s pure athleticism & demanding just as any if not more than some sports, but it’s also pantomime. They brag about ‘Entertainment’ so much yet seem destined to fight to be seen the other way too. :|

They want to be Disney whilst also being the NFL.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE NXT TakeOver XXX - Saturday, WWE Network
by KK » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:44 pm

Say hello to the look of WWE programming for at least the next 6 weeks...


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE NXT TakeOver XXX - Saturday, WWE Network
by Kanbei » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:37 pm

I'm glad to see they are trying something different. They must be saving a ton of money not having to move equipment around so certainly worth doing something like this.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE NXT TakeOver XXX - Saturday, WWE Network
by RJ Badman » Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:47 am

Jesus I didn't expect to be so dead-on with my 'Dome photoshop up there.

They're barely using the hard camera too as if they don't want to show too much of the people on the screens - and the crowd noise (what little there is) is piped in and sounds more fake than that on the chase. So... WHY DO IT THEEEEEN

It's the THunderdome, if you're gonna have wraparound screens put some stormclouds on them instead of a sea of gurning cretins.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE NXT TakeOver XXX - Saturday, WWE Network
by KK » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:31 am

They’ve got some major production company to help them out with it, apparently; I guess they were ‘inspired’ by how much the fake crowd noise has improved things like football matches worldwide and this is their not-as-good attempt at it.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE NXT TakeOver XXX - Saturday, WWE Network
by captain red dog » Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:17 am

I really liked Brodie Lee vs Cody on Dynamite this week. Brodie really turned it up and was absolutely fantastic. He was so good, he managed in one match to take Dark Order from being some weird S&M act to seeming like a genuine threat!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:04 pm

‘First female commentator in WWE’ to describe Renee Young on the SS Kick-off. Poor Lita (she did Heat on MTV) and Sunny (Shotgun Saturday Night).

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:44 pm

KK wrote:‘First female commentator in WWE’ to describe Renee Young on the SS Kick-off. Poor Lita (she did Heat on MTV) and Sunny (Shotgun Saturday Night).


She’s the first play by play commentator though isn’t she? I know she often did colour commentary but I don’t think another female has done play by play.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:15 am

Was Renee doing play-by-play on NXT? I don’t think I was watching at that point.

Kinda cool to see WWE bring back the pyro above the ring tonight for SS. Haven’t seen that in years.

The fans on the screens seem a bit more animated tonight than they did on Friday.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:42 am

KK wrote:Was Renee doing play-by-play on NXT? I don’t think I was watching at that point.

Kinda cool to see WWE bring back the pyro above the ring tonight for SS. Haven’t seen that in years.

The fans on the screens seem a bit more animated tonight than they did on Friday.


She’s definitely done lead commentary on a few events. They made. A big deal about it at the time.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - Sunday, WWE Network
by gaminglegend » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:29 pm

I watched some of Summerslam last night & honestly think now I’ll take a break until crowds return. It’s just not the same, add in the thunder dome & fake crowd noise I just can’t deal

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - Sunday, WWE Network
by Rawrgna » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:10 pm

But this is the only time the BIG DAWG will get overwhelming cheers Maggle

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:15 pm

For some bizarre reason WWE has added another PPV, Payback, to their schedules for next Sunday.

I'm thinking a Triple Threat with Reigns, Fiend and Strowman may be on the cards after last night's result. Imagine if Bray is only champ again for a week!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - Sunday, WWE Network
by captain red dog » Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:38 pm

They can't book Reigns in a title match yet, it's just booking them into a corner. If he doesn't win, he will look a complete fool. If he does win, better start looking for a new gimmick for Bray.

I actually felt the slight face turn they did for The Fiend seemed to really help the character. The goofy stuff doesn't work for a heel as you can't have the face looking scared as gooseberry fool. But if Fiend is scaring the bad guys, it works so much better.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - Sunday, WWE Network
by Slimgrady » Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:27 pm

So was “mister money in the bank” meant to be balls deep in Mandy Rose somewhere after that Universal title match last night or what? :slol: Seemed like prime cash in time.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - Sunday, WWE Network
by The Watching Artist » Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:11 pm

the best thing was Pikachu

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