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Re: The WWE Thread

Post by famicommander » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:48 am

So far none of Summerslam, Takeover, Raw, or Smackdown at Barclays has sold out.

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Re: The WWE Thread

Post by supersonic » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:10 pm

Only one truly sexy top match on any card, lack of NXT buzz, overall product over saturation. SmackDown hierarchy is also out of sync as long as Mahal is top champion, plus a guest referee stealing the thunder from the brand's two best workhorses hurts. Don't forget the mind boggling quantity of healthy scratches (Zayn's third consecutive of the Slams/Manes events, this time not even on the preshow), which is another painful side effect of Mahal's push.

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Re: The WWE Thread

Post by supersonic » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:24 am

Per Meltzer on tonight's Observer Radio, Shelton Benjamin is returning soon.

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Post by Montana » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:05 pm

I knew this SummerSlam card was bad, but man.. it's even worse than i was expecting thus far. Don't think there's even been a 3 star match in the first two hours.

Update: Well at least the tag title match was good.

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Post by Mr. Mojo Risin » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:10 pm

You know the media and the WWE can spin bullshit all day about Jinder Mahal and his global reaching span into the India market. The fact of the matter is Vince still has a hard on for muscle bound steroid guys. Jinder Mahal didn't do jack shit his first time around, had to get fired, work a bunch of no name indy dates because no one fucking wanted his ass, and then got desperate with the juicing. His work rate sucks ass. Vince can stick his fucking chest all day about this media publicity, but it's just absolute horseshit. No one likes this guy. He's fucking terrible in the ring. The sheep that eat this up are exactly the brainless idiots that Vince has made a fortune of off. Nakamura(who has been going through the motions since his debut match with Zayn), Styles, Owens, are 3 fucking guys right off the top of my head that can take a shit in the ring and still produce a better match on Smackdown than Mahal. I would have put Zayn on the list, but Vince has put him in purgatory for being vocally anti-Trump.

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Re: The WWE Thread

Post by Montana » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:39 am

Yeah, i don't hate with Mahal, with so much passion, but the Mahal vs. Nakamura match didn't really scream blockbuster main event. Guess it didn't need to with the four way but still. I think Mahal vs. Cena was the easy/safe choice. I also think creative likes mahal, because it's the standard anti-american heel. Easy booking.

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Re: The WWE Thread

Post by dhads7161 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:23 pm

Just watched John Cena vs. Samoa Joe at a house show...I can't believe the first times this match is happening in the company are on house shows in three towns with a population of less than 100,000 people (Carbondale, IL, Jonesboro, AR, Tupelo, MS).

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Re: The WWE Thread

Post by supersonic » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:37 pm

Getting their chemistry figured out for a Raw match in the hopes of not getting ratings shit pushed in by MNF.

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Re: The WWE Thread

Post by Montana » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:59 am

I was wondering why WWE put together their two biggest first time blockbuster matches in Lesnar/Strowman and Reigns/Cena at F'n No Mercy. This screams WM to me. Why at No Mercy?!? My thoughts...

- to get network subscribers back
- help improve raw ratings
- Cena/Brock could be leaving for a while, and/or Taker could come back
- (Supersonic's point) Monday Night Football could further hurt the ratings/product.

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Re: The WWE Thread

Post by supersonic » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:15 am

Also STAPLES Center. BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY.

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Re: The WWE Thread

Post by supersonic » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:19 am

Observer:
Regarding the 2018 Hall of Fame in New Orleans, one name floated to us as a possible headliner would be Bautista. Obviously Undertaker would be the headliner if he so chooses and The Rock will be the headliner whenever he so chooses
Whether this happens or not, the current plans are for the U.K. show to begin before the end of this year. Original plans were to start taping in June and now we’re almost in September and a first date for a taping still hasn’t been announced. There are a lot of things to work out, including that the original U.K. championship tournament was apparently a big money loser
Regarding Corbin and his losing the briefcase and having the lackluster match with Cena, that had nothing to do with Cena, well, the match had to do with Cena as his dance partner, but his fortunes falling temporarily was not Cena related. It also had nothing to do with Twitter, although the Twitter stuff did him no favors, particularly with a lot of the wrestlers because it’s considered bad form to go on a blocking spree of your fellow wrestlers. It was an entirely different situation outside the ring that happened a few weeks ago that happened


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Re: The WWE Thread

Post by Mr. Mojo Risin » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:08 pm

Good to see that. The Flair vs. Steamboat Trilogy from '89 is still my all time favorite series of matches.

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Re: The WWE Thread

Post by dhads7161 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:58 am

supersonic wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:15 am
Also STAPLES Center. BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY.
That would be my guess because it's LA.

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Re: The WWE Thread

Post by dhads7161 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:05 am

Goldberg should headline this upcoming Hall of Fame. Had the Sting type run for a few big matches to say goodbye. Induction is only fitting in 2018.
In no way should Taker's HOF year be in New Orleans where he lost the Streak.
Guess Batista would be alright but if they want to tie an inductee in with the last NOLA Mania it should be Bryan...who was that Mania buit on? Dave played a huge part but it was on Bryan's back.

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Re: The WWE Thread

Post by famicommander » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:24 am

They probably don't want to put Danielson in the HOF if he's really going to leave and show up in NJPW/CMLL/ROH next year.

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Re: The WWE Thread

Post by supersonic » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:18 pm

Goldberg can headline when the Falcons host.

I'd have Mahal already dethroned and has no official WM34 match. He's pissed and "interrupts" Mania, laying down an impromptu open challenge to any American that has ever been World Champion.

Goldberg answers the open challenge. This is the end of Mahal as being anything more than a completely irrelevant jobber.

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Re: The WWE Thread

Post by dhads7161 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:31 pm

Goldberg or Rock...even Hogan would work there with Mahal...I like that idea.

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Re: The WWE Thread

Post by supersonic » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:43 pm

I stick with Goldberg. Fresher in-ring threat, won't require 10+ minutes of talking, and no racism baggage either.

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