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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - Sunday, WWE Network
by Slimgrady » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:35 pm

Romans teeth :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE SummerSlam - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:13 pm

Predictably, WWE is having some issues with their live fan screens. So far they've had a bloke put up a sign saying fire Velveteen Dream, an image of Robin Ethics, and what appeared to be KKK attire. And it's only night 3!

Keith Lee also debuted on RAW last night. They've changed his music and stuck him in goofy attire because Vince probably thinks he's a fat bastard and needs to wear a shirt (see also: King Corbin). I think I skim read this morning that rights fees may have done them over on the music front..though I didn't think WWE used much licensed music for entrance themes any more.

fake edit: they do actually own it, so blame Vince. :fp:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by captain red dog » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:05 pm

I've got to be honest, WWE completely ask to be trolled like that. It's a stupid idea to run the show in front of a zoom call. What did they expect to happen.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:41 pm

I hope Wade Barrett (Stu Bennett) sticks around on NXT. Ideally love to see him back as a wrestler, hopefully that's coming and isn't just a two show commentary stint.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by captain red dog » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:46 pm

They could build a really nice faction around Reigns, Heyman and Lesnar, then have it implode. That would be a decent storyline. Chances of it happening with Vince still.in charge...........zero.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by Corazon de Leon » Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:51 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:I hope Wade Barrett (Stu Bennett) sticks around on NXT. Ideally love to see him back as a wrestler, hopefully that's coming and isn't just a two show commentary stint.


I think he’s hobbled through injury, can’t see him coming back as an in ring talent.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by Rawrgna » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:33 pm

captain red dog wrote:They could build a really nice faction around Reigns, Heyman and Lesnar, then have it implode. That would be a decent storyline. Chances of it happening with Vince still.in charge...........zero.

the last time they tried with Ryback Curtis Axel and Cesaro kinda fizzled out when they just became jobbers until lesnar came back and heyman dumped them

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by captain red dog » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:52 pm

Rawrgna wrote:
captain red dog wrote:They could build a really nice faction around Reigns, Heyman and Lesnar, then have it implode. That would be a decent storyline. Chances of it happening with Vince still.in charge...........zero.

the last time they tried with Ryback Curtis Axel and Cesaro kinda fizzled out when they just became jobbers until lesnar came back and heyman dumped them

Lesnar has been gone for a while now, it must be getting close to his return. I could see him interfering on Sunday and costing Reigns the title perhaps. A Heyman faction with two top stars would be much better than when they tried it with Axel and Ryback, who have always been used as jobbers.

I think they need to turn The Fiend face, being a heel doesn't seem to work at the moment. They basically had to switch Braun heel for Summerslam.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:06 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:I hope Wade Barrett (Stu Bennett) sticks around on NXT. Ideally love to see him back as a wrestler, hopefully that's coming and isn't just a two show commentary stint.


I think he’s hobbled through injury, can’t see him coming back as an in ring talent.


That’s a shame.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:53 pm

Why are they now dressing Strowman like Sgt Slaughter? Wearing that attire also makes it look like he’s shrunk.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:43 pm

Looks like something is going to happen to the ring tonight, as they’re using the ring without the LED apron and ring posts. The yellow hydraulics appear to be under the ring, so I guess it’s going to collapse. Feels overused at this point.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:48 pm

Sounds like SD was pretty watchable and coherent storyline wise this week. I haven’t watched it though just a couple of youtube reviews.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:51 pm

It had a show long storyline running throughout as to who would sign the contract for Packback tonight so it gave people a reason to keep watching. Good cliffhanger ending too. Not enough of that type of thing any more.

Vince McMahon’s voice is unfortunately getting worse though. There were points backstage where I found him to be inaudible.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:04 am

KK wrote:Looks like something is going to happen to the ring tonight, as they’re using the ring without the LED apron and ring posts. The yellow hydraulics appear to be under the ring, so I guess it’s going to collapse. Feels overused at this point.


Well you called it :lol:

KK wrote:It had a show long storyline running throughout as to who would sign the contract for Packback tonight so it gave people a reason to keep watching. Good cliffhanger ending too. Not enough of that type of thing any more.

Vince McMahon’s voice is unfortunately getting worse though. There were points backstage where I found him to be inaudible.


Yeah his voice is going massively, I wonder if years of shouting has damaged his vocal cords.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:37 am

They split the Iiconics up :( they are the best tag team in wwe.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by Prototype » Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:44 am

Peyton feeding Billie to Jessamyn Duke :lol:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by KK » Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:57 am

I wonder which one of them is now destined to be the Marty Jannetty of the team (or maybe Cameron of The Funkadactyls would be a more current reference).

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:10 pm

KK wrote:I wonder which one of them is now destined to be the Marty Jannetty of the team (or maybe Cameron of The Funkadactyls would be a more current reference).


I can't see either making it on their own too be honest but together I thing they are fantastic.

Obviously Peyton would be my choice for being the most successful :wub:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by Minty14 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:40 pm

KK wrote:I wonder which one of them is now destined to be the Marty Jannetty of the team (or maybe Cameron of The Funkadactyls would be a more current reference).

It's Billie Kay.

Although I don't see her admitting to murder in a Facebook post.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Payback - Sunday, WWE Network
by Rawrgna » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:14 pm

its odd that they are splitting up a female tag team when they just formed up nia and Shayna out of nowhere to take the titles from bayley and sasha so they can finally do their mega powers explode storyline i guess? but then that leaves the Riott Squad and maybe lana and Natalya as the other tag teams they can use that are somewhat established teams


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