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29-Aug-17 11:45am
#1
Jersiah
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Right now we have the ppv prediction threads and the thread for the fantasy league but I figure we could use a thread for all wrestling discussion like we have with football and basketball, that way people can use it all year round.

Also, I had something I wanted to advocate. I don't watch wwe these days, more into other wrestling promotions, but I do skim results and check out highlights of stuff I hear is really good. And this is REALLY good. From raw last night, one of those cena firey shoot-ish promos I love and it's directed at none other than Roman Reigns. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube....

Also, Cena/Reigns and Lesnar/Strowman feel way too big for a nothing ppv, very interesting that they didn't save these for mania or even rumble/survivor series.
30-Aug-17 12:23am
#2
JD
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Yeah i agree that those 2 matches should have been on any big 4 ppvs same with bliss and jax if jax wins that is

30-Aug-17 12:34am
#3
Jersiah
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oh yeah, heard bliss won the title right back? Weird.
30-Aug-17 12:40am
#4
JD
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Yep sasha can't even hold on title long

30-Aug-17 9:21pm
#5
IlovePhysics
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Smacks of desperation. Upset with their ratings? I dunno. I'm not seeing great potential, though, e.g., I still feel there is a lot more they can do on SD... I'm not really understanding Raw.
31-Aug-17 6:00pm
#6
JD
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Gaming is cool here as well?

Speaking of wwe 2k18, i'm liking roster updates so far, more legends love

https://www.thesmack...

31-Aug-17 6:01pm
#7
Jersiah
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yep sure, all things wrestling are welcome. I wish I did this sooner, had so much to see about the g1 in new japan.

i haven't played a wwe 2k game since they got rid of the showcase modes but i'm definetly impressed every year at how good it looks are how loaded the rosters are. Heard about some of the nxt additions and it's very cool to see guys like roderick strong in a wwe game.
31-Aug-17 6:30pm
#8
JD
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Owen Hart and Crash Holly please i doubt they'll be in

31-Aug-17 6:31pm
#9
JD
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Molly Holly too

31-Aug-17 6:51pm
#10
Jersiah
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LOVE those choices
31-Aug-17 7:11pm
#11
shadyfozzie
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Crash holly used the styles clash as a finisher.. look it up
31-Aug-17 8:14pm
#12
PizzaTheHutt
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shadyfozzie wrote:
Crash holly used the styles clash as a finisher.. look it up
I remember seeing him do it back in the day on WWE Velocity. And after Crash Holly died, Billy Gunn started doing it.
31-Aug-17 8:33pm
#13
Jersiah
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Seriously? Billy gunn did the styles clash?
31-Aug-17 10:00pm
#14
theJaw
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Random thought but I just watched the match recently...

Out of all Undertaker Mania matches, he's had plenty of great ones. It's fine to never talk about his crappy WM matches, like vs. Big Show/A-Train or vs. Big Boss Man, but there's one of his great matches that I feel never gets talked about. Undertaker vs. Ric Flair, WrestleMania X8. This match had so much emotion heading into it, with Taker at the height of his "Big Red" heel persona, taking out Flair's kid and forcing the Nature Boy to step down as "co-chairman" in order to return to active competition. The match itself was super memorable. Flair was busted open through more than half of it, and even Taker shed some blood. One of the most triumphant moments in WWE history happen in this match too, in my opinion. While it didn't lead to a Flair victory, Arn Anderson's run-in Spinebuster on Taker to help out his brutally beaten fellow Horeseman was incredible. Not only for the pop it got, but just to see Arn get a WrestleMania moment in a big "save" was real satisfying. It was out of nowhere and so effortlessly pulled off. Anderson is an unsung hero.

Anyhow, just had to share that. Been revisiting matches that I love on the Network and that's a match that I constantly have an urge to watch for that Anderson run-in.
31-Aug-17 11:31pm
#15
PizzaTheHutt
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theJAwwww wrote:
Anyhow, just had to share that. Been revisiting matches that I love on the Network and that's a match that I constantly have an urge to watch for that Anderson run-in.

I've been doing that too. Last night I watched ECW One Night Stand 2005. I was really just in the mood to watch Mike Awesome vs Masato Tanaka (a match I go back and watch at least once a year) but that's just one of those rare events for me where every match on the card was great and I can watch it and not skip through anything so I wound up watching the whole show.

So I watched 'rassling practically since birth up until 2012. It got extremely boring and I felt like I was only watching out of habit by that point. Then they brought back Brock Lesnar and having him lose to John Cena in his first match back was the last straw for me, so I decided to stop watching it (in 2013 I started going to local indie shows around here but it only lasted around 6 or 7 months before I got bored of that, too). I'd hear about awesome CM Punk promos, so I'd just watch them YouTube and I'd still keep up with what was going on once in a while via WWE Classics On Demand (before the WWE Network came along). For a little while I started getting back into watching weekly, but they weren't keeping my interest so I stopped watching again.
Now I started once again, and the first thing I noticed is they seem to have killed off Titantron videos. Instead of playing video clips of the wrestler Superstars, it seems to just play animated gifs ("I am phenomenal" for AJ Styles for example). How long has that been going on?
1-Sep-17 12:15am
#16
Jersiah
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Totally agreed jaw, that match was great and the arn run-in got a HUGE pop from me
1-Sep-17 1:30am
#17
BucketofJustice
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Flair and Taker was awesome. That superplex was probably the second best part of the match besides the Arn run in. This was second best match of the show besides Rock and Hogan and it's not even close.

It does kind of get buried though and I don't know why, besides WWE doesn't really acknowledge biker Taker much in their history.
1-Sep-17 5:50am
#18
theJaw
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@PizzaTheHutt think it started this year, along with them losing fireworks. Pretty sure it's a cost cutting measure because they're wildly off projected earnings for the year.
1-Sep-17 3:54pm
#19
Uppercat
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Arn was hurt when he did that wasn't he?
1-Sep-17 9:53pm
#20
theJaw
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If he was he's even more the man. That moment ruled.

I've been listening to a bunch of Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard and What Happened When Mondays with Tony Schiavone. Great podcasts hosted by Conrad Thompson. Funny stuff, and gives great insight to some wrestlers and shows. The topics are decided by fan poll.

Lately, if they announce an episode is about a particular show, I'll go back and watch the show before listening to the podcast. This monday, Conrad and Schiavone are covering "War Games 2000" which was a "Nitro-PPV," or a big event on Nitro. I'm watching it right now, and holy crap this stuff was bad. A super long half hour-long segment featuring Russo, Nash, Sting & Goldberg with the "Ready 2 Rumble" Triple Cage lowered. Apparently the War Games match is in this cage during this episode, and from this segment, it looks like it's going to be a crap show.

Regardless, it's real fun to revisit (or visit for the first time) some of these old shows to get the insider scoops after. But usually in Tony Schiavone shows, they just crap on each WCW show they watch. Real funny. It's understandable because it was apparently the worst working environment ever.
1-Sep-17 10:02pm
#21
theJaw
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Holy crap Russo was so bad as an authority. This is the worst.

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