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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:36 pm

They'd be better off running smaller venues for some of these RAW and SmackDown's like they did in the 90s. They won't do it obviously because they/Vince has this thing now about small towns in America making the show look too minor league (and on the rare occasions they do go there for TV they do a Saudi Arabia and refuse to mention where the hell they are).

They love to dim the lights on the crowd now as well, like they may as well not even be there. You just see this red/blue/black void.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:04 pm

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Mafro wrote:WWE uploaded a video to their youtube of some bro banana split basically slagging off the Raw audience last week :dread:



Whilst the bro was annoying, I can't knock the sentiment of the video. The crowd was terrible.

And to think they might never do Raw in Glasgow again because we were too good. :toot: :toot: :toot:


That's Pat McAfee, he's an ex NFL player for the Colts. He signed some sort of media contract last year with WWE.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Slimgrady » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:17 pm

Paige is on the One Show talking about her film.......not that one.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Floex » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:42 pm

So is KofiMania actually going to happen?!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Slimgrady » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:30 pm

I’ve only seen the highlight clips on YouTube...did Charlotte address the fact that Batista battered her father at the end of Raw at all?!

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:26 pm

Nope, wasn’t mentioned at all. I couldn’t believe she came out looking so happy. Reminded me of John Cena whenever he lost and it meant nothing.

There was a lot of recapping on SD as well: a Kofi Kingston video package, a Black History Month video, Becky Lynch getting arrested, a couple of Ronda Rousey promos, including from RAW the prior night, and also Roman Reigns from RAW.

The brand split seems to have taken a back seat, which is biazare when you consider they’re doing a post Mania shake-up again. The Women’s tag titles, NXT superstars, and the McMahons are all on both shows.

RAW has no impact on the ratings either, with SD actually doing less than last week, and down 20% from 2018.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:43 pm

It feels weird they're doing the bait and switch with both the Raw Women's Championship match at 'Mania and the WWE Championship at FastLane, potentially 'Mania too. I seem to be in the minority, I think Owens and Bryan worked so well with Bryan's recent anti-consumerism promos, and Owen's Cinema promo (where he seemingly turned face and his son turned heel robbing his change :lol:).

Undoubtedly SD and Raw have been better recently, less insufferable, but it feels like they've gone from trying to shove people we didn't want in our faces to going out of their way to insert people who are getting great reactions into title opportunities but without any real narrative strand. It feels like they're genuinely in panic mode.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:49 pm

Twitter’s been fun this evening...








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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:14 am

I can't tell what's real anymore. But it's AMAZING.

Praying they come to their senses and keep Charlotte out of this. A triple threat seems likely, especially given Rousey's promo this week specifically mentioned something along those lines, but it's just going to dilute this awesome chemistry.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:55 pm

‘That wasn’t Ric Flair, that was Richard Fliehr’

Reminded me of a Russo script, especially when Hunter himself was then getting confused and calling him Richard Flair. Because he’s RIC strawberry floating FLAIR.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:09 pm

KK wrote:Twitter’s been fun this evening...








All this absolute boring shite between these two just makes me want Charlotte to win.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:11 pm

It would be pretty hilarious after all this if Charlotte wins the wrestlemania match.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:13 am

Most of my favs are in the same bracket for the New Japan Cup. The show on the 10th is going to be insane. I worry I won't have enough time to keep up though...

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:16 am

With Jeff Jarrett now in a prominent position on the writing WWE team, along with Road Dogg, is Vince Russo far behind?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fast Lane - Sunday 11pm, WWE Network
by Floex » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:49 pm

WrestleMania 35 could have as many as 16 matches, and half of those could be multi-man/woman matches.


This show is going to blow. Hard.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fast Lane - Sunday 11pm, WWE Network
by Dangerblade » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:59 pm

Just catching up on the New Japan Cup, Ishii vs. Nagata was a war. I've never seen anything of Nagata in his prime, but strawberry float me, if the way he can go at 50 is any indication then I need to check out some of his matches past

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fast Lane - Sunday 11pm, WWE Network
by Minty14 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:57 am

Dangerblade wrote:Just catching up on the New Japan Cup, Ishii vs. Nagata was a war. I've never seen anything of Nagata in his prime, but strawberry float me, if the way he can go at 50 is any indication then I need to check out some of his matches past

His final G1 run was amazing.

Japanese wrestling careers definitely have a longer tail than western ones. Nagata and Suzuki are only 3 years younger than The Undertaker. Justin Thunder Liger is a year older and just had an amazing Jr title match.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fast Lane - Sunday 11pm, WWE Network
by NBK » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:21 am

Dangerblade wrote:Just catching up on the New Japan Cup, Ishii vs. Nagata was a war. I've never seen anything of Nagata in his prime, but strawberry float me, if the way he can go at 50 is any indication then I need to check out some of his matches past


Doing some catching up myself and just watched this.

Mafro wrote:NJPW New Beginning spoiler
lol @ Jay White beating Tanahashi for the title.


strawberry float that noise.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fast Lane - Sunday 11pm, WWE Network
by BAKA » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:04 pm

So tempted to skip Fastlane and watch the NJPW show from this morning instead. Read stellar things about Naito vs Ibushi and Tanahashi vs Umino. I'm excited to see ZSJ vs EVIL too.

The only match at Fastlane I'm really interested in is Owens vs Bryan.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: WWE Fast Lane - Sunday 11pm, WWE Network
by Dangerblade » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:08 pm

BAKA wrote:So tempted to skip Fastlane and watch the NJPW show from this morning instead. Read stellar things about Naito vs Ibushi and Tanahashi vs Umino. I'm excited to see ZSJ vs EVIL too.


Can confirm all 3 matches were great

NSFW: Hideous Naito neck bump #24643

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