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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #100: April 02, 2016, 03:45:07 AM »
Having never seen Nakamura before. Wow.

Feel bad for the main roster on Sunday.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #101: April 02, 2016, 02:30:09 PM »
Rewatched some of the show this morning...

AA vs. The Revival - Good opener... potential to be really good if not for the botched Doomsday.

Aries vs. Corbin - I almost would have made this match the come down between Zayn/Nakamura and Asuka/Bailey. Match was fine but just kind of there.

Zayn/Nakamura - What can I say? Has there ever been a better debut match? I don't think it's hyperbole to say MOTY. Great way for Zayn to go out... and it was the first time he seemed invested in what he was doing since pre-injury. Everything Nakamura does screams star. Haven't seen that much natural charisma since The Rock.

Asuka vs. Bailey - match just didn't work for me. Bailey needs a heel to work with and Asuka isn't a true heel at this point. Never really got going. I wonder if this is it for Bailey in NXT?

Joe vs. Balor - Amazing atmosphere... would have made for a perfect organic double turn. The cut helped and hurt the match. It brought the crowd alive, made Joe seem like a monster (that hasn't been seen since ROH) and it provided a sense of urgency... however after the third or fourth stopage it became distracting.

Wrestlemania doesn't stand a chance.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #103: April 02, 2016, 08:26:23 PM »
Interesting name showed up at the NXT taping. Tessa Blanchard. Lost to Alexa Bliss. Was probably always headed to WWE at some point, but kinda notable that she has worked for them now considering that she's married to Ricochet.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #104: April 03, 2016, 06:50:59 PM »
Someone save the tag team division please!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #105: April 03, 2016, 07:53:19 PM »
http://www.sporcle.com/games/nscox/real-name-or-not

Good quiz.

Was very surprised with Fritz Von Erich, Jesse Ventura, Harley Race, and Michele McCool.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #106: April 03, 2016, 08:34:16 PM »
i tuned in for a bit, just long enough to see Jericho beat Styles for reasons I can't fathom, and to see the New Day entrance.  I'll watch a bit more later.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #107: April 03, 2016, 08:43:09 PM »
Just tried watching again, getting a 'media error' on multiple devices.  I checked Twitter an apparently i'm not the only one.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #108: April 03, 2016, 10:14:45 PM »
Shane McMahon is absolutely insane.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #109: April 04, 2016, 01:47:45 AM »
Pretty godawful show aside from the women's title match, and even that had the incorrect outcome.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #110: April 04, 2016, 01:56:32 AM »
In addition to NXT, both ROH and NJPW are much more like the old Mid-Atlantic/Crockett style of athletic, hard-hitting wrestling from the 80's


Always been a fan of NJPW, have not seen much of ROH, mainly because I am in Australia na dhave found it hard to get access to content.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #111: April 04, 2016, 02:01:58 AM »
pardon my naivety as i have fallen well out of the fold, but why is Samoa Joe in NXT? 

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #112: April 04, 2016, 02:04:43 AM »
pardon my naivety as i have fallen well out of the fold, but why is Samoa Joe in NXT? 
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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #113: April 04, 2016, 02:18:22 AM »
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he certainly isn't skinny. but he is a heck of a wrestler

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #114: April 04, 2016, 02:22:34 AM »
he certainly isn't skinny. but he is a heck of a wrestler
In all seriousness, he may appear on Raw tomorrow and if not, certainly later on this year. He was basically an experiment to see if guys who aren't traditional WWE style guys could get over in front of the NXT crowd and as soon as he showed up, he sold oodles of t-shirts, thus answering that question.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #115: April 04, 2016, 02:30:36 AM »
In all seriousness, he may appear on Raw tomorrow and if not, certainly later on this year. He was basically an experiment to see if guys who aren't traditional WWE style guys could get over in front of the NXT crowd and as soon as he showed up, he sold oodles of t-shirts, thus answering that question.

Still does my head in we never got the best version of CM Punk in WWE.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #116: April 04, 2016, 02:33:10 AM »
I think a lot would say we did with the summer of Punk.

Wrestlemania succeeded as a entertainment spectacle but I can't say I enjoyed it.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #117: April 04, 2016, 02:43:13 AM »
I think a lot would say we did with the summer of Punk.

Wrestlemania succeeded as a entertainment spectacle but I can't say I enjoyed it.

His Pepsi plunge finisher was one of the most epic moves ever, always nnoyed me he couldn't use it

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #118: April 04, 2016, 08:39:20 AM »
Definitely an enjoyable show, especially the segments with Foley/Austin/Michaels and the Rock.   They are still facing the 'where do we go from here?' problem in that they buried all their emerging new stars (new day, styles, ambrose, wyatt, and owens) and made the legends the stars of the show.  The one guy they are trying to push is continually rejected by the audience. I don't think Corbin gets much of a rub from winning the battle royal either.

Tonight will be interesting, especially to see the crowd reaction if they trot out Reigns to do a promo. There are various rumors of Rollins returning (perhaps to challenge Reigns), and the Balor Club making its debut (Balor/Anderson/Gallows).  I didn't hear it, but F4W reported that there was a big Nakamura chant during the main event last night. 

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #119: April 04, 2016, 08:46:08 AM »
I mean, I'm thinking through the show a little, was the most satisfying finish for me the Baron Corbin battle royale win? That's terrible. I was worried after the Zack Ryder win and I was sure after the Jericho victory that it was just going to be one long troll.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #120: April 04, 2016, 09:02:26 AM »
For those who missed it. the Shane jump.  Even with a gimmicked table, this was absolutely insane.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #121: April 04, 2016, 06:28:24 PM »
imref... halfway through the main event they cut the crowd mics because the crowd was so against Roman... that's why it was hard to hear the chants.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #122: April 04, 2016, 06:38:26 PM »
imref... halfway through the main event they cut the crowd mics because the crowd was so against Roman... that's why it was hard to hear the chants.

Best to keep reigns off tonight's show unless he turns heel. 

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #123: April 04, 2016, 06:40:31 PM »
Best to keep reigns off tonight's show unless he turns heel. 
Or just mute the crowd mics again. Vince clearly doesn't give a freak at this point. Since they don't rely on PPV buys to generate revenue anymore, they don't have to have the upper card guys be people that fans are willing to pay to see, so Vince can just do whatever the hell he wants so long as it doesn't adversely affect Network subscriptions too much.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #124: April 04, 2016, 09:31:24 PM »
Nice debut from Baron Corbin. For some reason or another I could not care less about Apollo Crews. He does nothing for me. But Corbin i like.