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Re: Wrestling Thread (AEW, NJPW, WWE, etc) (*)
« Reply #1440 on: March 19, 2020, 10:06:52 AM »
So Wrestlemania will now be across two days (the Saturday and Sunday) and will be from 'multiple locations', including the Performance Centre. All will be closed sets with only essential personnel present.

Exceptional circumstances obviously, but I reckon splitting Mania across two days is what they should do every year. The roster is just so big, and the 7 hour show is exhausting.

I'm actually really intrigued to see what they can pull off with Mania this year. I think WWE and AEW deserve massive credit for going ahead with shows without a crowd - when you're stuck at home, having some live entertainment is much needed.

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« Reply #1441 on: March 19, 2020, 03:59:36 PM »
WrestleMania being split over two nights should've been done a while back.  No way with the large rosters they have can you do that over one show and keep it from being boring and repetitive.

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« Reply #1442 on: March 19, 2020, 08:25:35 PM »
Kudos to all wrestling companies still trying do live shows!! It's the one "sport" still going with a live transmission it seems ;D

AEW seemed to have a banger show last night, fair play to them for bringing in reveals, new talent etc with no pop from the audience. Reminds me of a typical weekly Smackdown crowd.
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« Reply #1443 on: March 21, 2020, 05:23:38 PM »
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I thought this, the pop he'd have got with a packed arena would've been awesome. Didn't work so well without the crowd.

Good show though, I loved how they had wrestlers at ringside and developed a little sub plot of them all night. Another solid show. Looking forward to blood and guts.
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Re: Wrestling Thread (AEW, NJPW, WWE, etc) (*)
« Reply #1444 on: March 22, 2020, 10:28:45 PM »
Just on AEW, can I just say Sammy Guevara is absolutely fantastic. Him singing Judas on AEW was great. Reminds me a bit of Edge and Christian, being the goofy, dumb, pretty boy heel.

Him and Darby have a big future if done properly
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« Reply #1445 on: March 22, 2020, 10:39:17 PM »
Yeah Sammy is the breakout star of AEW for me, he's good in the ring and has really shown something with his mic work and general piss-taking.  I'm expecting to see a more vicious side of him coming out as they build to the inevitable turn on Jericho.
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« Reply #1446 on: March 22, 2020, 10:45:51 PM »
I thought this, the pop he'd have got with a packed arena would've been awesome. Didn't work so well without the crowd.

Good show though, I loved how they had wrestlers at ringside and developed a little sub plot of them all night. Another solid show. Looking forward to blood and guts.

Cornette mentioned the 'wrestlers around the ring' thing on the last podcast he did. Basically said that for training matches in OVW that's how they used to do it. Have the wrestlers around the ring reacting and working their characters.

Then basically shat all over WWEs presentation having the empty arena fully lit up and how they were caught out when the satellite feed stayed live when they went to commercial and the women doing their match just stopped and did nothing for a few minutes until the commercial break finished

But looks like Wrestlemania will be a taped event over the 2 nights while AEW have just postponed their Blood and Guts event for a future date.

Looks like a few indi places piggybacking on Wrestlemania weekend will be losing out big time

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Re: Wrestling Thread (AEW, NJPW, WWE, etc) (*)
« Reply #1447 on: March 23, 2020, 03:17:11 AM »
Just on AEW, can I just say Sammy Guevara is absolutely fantastic. Him singing Judas on AEW was great. Reminds me a bit of Edge and Christian, being the goofy, dumb, pretty boy heel.

Him and Darby have a big future if done properly
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« Reply #1448 on: March 24, 2020, 04:22:51 PM »
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« Reply #1449 on: March 24, 2020, 04:31:12 PM »
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« Reply #1450 on: March 24, 2020, 04:32:44 PM »
When Mr Perfect took off his jacket you knew it was serious.

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« Reply #1451 on: March 24, 2020, 08:06:39 PM »
Loads of stuff on the network is free to view at the moment, you'll just need to sign up if you don't already have an account.  Watching Undertaker on the Stone Cold interview and his normal voice is so weird, he sounds like Bill Clinton.
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« Reply #1452 on: March 24, 2020, 08:40:23 PM »
Vice have put out a near 2 hour documentary on Chris Benoit (1st part out now). The likes of JR, Jericho and the Guerrero heavily involved.


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« Reply #1453 on: March 26, 2020, 11:13:18 AM »
So Brodie Lee in AEW is playing Vince McMahon, and the Dark Order is his cult, like WWE is Vince's cult.

They have it down even to him hating Sneezing like Vince.


Also Matt Hardy has teleportation powers now....Sure whatever
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« Reply #1454 on: March 26, 2020, 01:28:51 PM »
So Brodie Lee in AEW is playing Vince McMahon, and the Dark Order is his cult, like WWE is Vince's cult.

They have it down even to him hating Sneezing like Vince.


Also Matt Hardy has teleportation powers now....Sure whatever

Letting people book themselves is always a success, as history has shown.

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« Reply #1455 on: March 26, 2020, 02:01:03 PM »
Matt Hardy is Raiden now?  :o

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« Reply #1456 on: March 26, 2020, 02:17:32 PM »
So Brodie Lee in AEW is playing Vince McMahon, and the Dark Order is his cult, like WWE is Vince's cult.

They have it down even to him hating Sneezing like Vince.
That's such smalltime WCW shit.

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« Reply #1457 on: March 26, 2020, 02:30:29 PM »
It's more similar to the stuff WWE did with the Huckster and the Nacho Man.
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« Reply #1458 on: March 26, 2020, 03:12:16 PM »
Agreed with the Sammy Guevara praise he's brilliant, the 2nd coming of Eddie Guerrero imo

When the inner circle falls apart the Jericho Sammy feud will be incredible

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« Reply #1459 on: March 26, 2020, 03:22:38 PM »
It's more similar to the stuff WWE did with the Huckster and the Nacho Man.
Which was terrible also.

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« Reply #1460 on: March 26, 2020, 05:27:47 PM »
Agreed with the Sammy Guevara praise he's brilliant, the 2nd coming of Eddie Guerrero imo

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« Reply #1461 on: March 26, 2020, 11:52:27 PM »
That's such smalltime WCW shit.

It actually works. Mainly because if you don't know Vince's mannerisms, it totally still works as a crazy irrational cult leader. There's an insider joke there, but the gimmick can stand on its own as well
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« Reply #1462 on: March 26, 2020, 11:55:15 PM »
Agreed with the Sammy Guevara praise he's brilliant, the 2nd coming of Eddie Guerrero imo

When the inner circle falls apart the Jericho Sammy feud will be incredible

I think Sammy should be with Jericho for a while. Part of the reason it works is because Sammy and Jericho have a father/son thing going on.

Inner Circle really works and should last a while and only slowly disintegrate, and Sammy should be the last one out. Hell maybe have Jericho turn on him instead (I am thinking Angle and Edge here, where Edge beat Angle for KotR, when Angle basically expected him to lie down for him as he was his cronie).
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« Reply #1463 on: March 27, 2020, 05:59:25 AM »
Loads of stuff on the network is free to view at the moment, you'll just need to sign up if you don't already have an account.  Watching Undertaker on the Stone Cold interview and his normal voice is so weird, he sounds like Bill Clinton.
The Bret Hart one was excellent, loved what Bret said about Goldberg and he's absolutely right about it as well.

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« Reply #1464 on: March 27, 2020, 06:37:00 AM »
Roman reigns out of Wrestlemania.

Due to his immunocompromised state whilst recovering from leukemia he's not taking any chances.

They just need to bin it off

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« Reply #1465 on: March 27, 2020, 09:42:11 AM »
The Bret Hart one was excellent, loved what Bret said about Goldberg and he's absolutely right about it as well.

Both the Taker and Bret ones were really interesting.  I'm not going to bother with Goldberg.

Bret is still a huge mark for himself though.
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« Reply #1466 on: March 27, 2020, 09:49:57 AM »
Roman reigns out of Wrestlemania.

Due to his immunocompromised state whilst recovering from leukemia he's not taking any chances.

They just need to bin it off

Yeah, considering that's their main title match kaput.

Also the AJ / Taker match... look, if Taker's so busted he can't do a normal match and you need the smoke and mirrors, don't bother. I have zero interest in some "match" in a graveyard set. If AJ Styles of all people can't drag a watchable regular match out of someone they're done.

And no crowd? I just can't see the show working

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« Reply #1467 on: March 27, 2020, 11:05:42 AM »
So it will be Braun vs Goldberg instead.

Mania just doesn't seem like a big deal because of it all. Surely it is better to call it another PPV and then save Mania until everything is back to normal.

Not like there are any massive matches , that you can't call it a WWE special instead of Mania.
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« Reply #1468 on: March 27, 2020, 11:40:54 AM »
The only match I even care about is Edge vs Orton, but thinking about it, there might be massive questions on if it will be much cop... Edge has been out for nearly a decade, and Orton can be boss but is no ring general. Plus a last man standing match.. smoke and mirrors again, another gimmick match

Eh. I want 'em to park the thing. Do it in summer or something

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« Reply #1469 on: March 27, 2020, 12:00:15 PM »
Well technically Wrestlemania is now 'in the can'. It was taped Wednesday and yesterday. The Raw following mania will be taped tonight.

To be fair to WWE, one of their biggest strengths is editing and post production so they should be able to cobble together something. But to still call it Wrestlemania is a shame

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« Reply #1470 on: March 27, 2020, 12:01:42 PM »
This will either be a car crash or an opportunity for them to do something really clever and special.  Or more likely a mix of the two.
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« Reply #1471 on: March 27, 2020, 04:35:16 PM »
Bin it ffs. If reigns can’t wrestle then surely it’s not taped as of yet? Cancel the whole show

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« Reply #1472 on: March 27, 2020, 05:09:36 PM »
Fair play to Reigns, putting himself first. What an absolute mess.

Surely they'll make it free to air?
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« Reply #1473 on: March 27, 2020, 06:16:43 PM »
So does this mean Tampa will get next years WrestleMania to make up for it not being there this year? So  and that also means evrey City wanting to host one is moved up by a year?

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« Reply #1474 on: March 27, 2020, 07:34:54 PM »
Miz and Andrade both out now too
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« Reply #1475 on: March 27, 2020, 08:19:14 PM »
I just can't believe they went through with it.  Could easily have shifted some of the events around, even make one of the Saudi Blood Money shows a Mania if needs be.
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« Reply #1476 on: March 28, 2020, 12:10:06 AM »
Asuka, Kairi, and Cesaro out now too.
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« Reply #1477 on: March 28, 2020, 09:58:58 AM »
KO, Miz, Morrison, Usos, even Edge are meant to be out. They've shot it in secret but jesus christ this is a mental Mania. I remember the massive injury crisis they had for Mania 32 that resulted in Triple H walking in as the Champ, this one might be even weirder when it finally airs.
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« Reply #1478 on: Yesterday at 11:20:08 AM »
In my corona-lockdown induced boredom I was trying to think up a dream wrestling PPV with matches I'd like to see that never took place - so here goes:


Kurt Angle vs Bret Hart (submission match)
The Rock vs Shawn Michaels
Undertaker vs Sting
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Hollywood Hulk Hogan (World title match)
Randy Savage vs CM Punk
Chris Jericho vs Mr Perfect vs Edge (Intercontinental title match)
Dynamite Kid vs Chris Benoit


Struggling to come up with anything involving Triple H, DDP, Flair, Booker T etc - any ideas?
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« Reply #1479 on: Yesterday at 11:44:07 AM »
You could do an interesting angle between Booker T and Triple H, include Flair in there ringside as well.

Have Booker booked as the underdog, play on his upbringing and his past with heavy hints towards his race, then the two rich white men squash him anyway.