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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #475: December 11, 2016, 09:43:01 PM »
Chris Hero is returning to WWE.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #476: December 12, 2016, 10:55:14 AM »
Is anyone going to Smackdown Tuesday? It says Tribute to the Troops + Smackdown. Doors open at 4:45 (!) and it starts at 6:15. I'm guessing 7-8 is a taped tribute for the toops, then 8-10 is smackdown? Anyone know for sure?

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #477: December 12, 2016, 11:36:19 AM »
Is anyone going to Smackdown Tuesday? It says Tribute to the Troops + Smackdown. Doors open at 4:45 (!) and it starts at 6:15. I'm guessing 7-8 is a taped tribute for the toops, then 8-10 is smackdown? Anyone know for sure?
And 205 Live after Smackdown, so a five hour long event.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #478: December 13, 2016, 12:10:40 PM »
And 205 Live after Smackdown, so a five hour long event.
Never mind. 205 Live was taped yesterday.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #479: December 13, 2016, 12:19:02 PM »
Is anyone going to Smackdown Tuesday? It says Tribute to the Troops + Smackdown. Doors open at 4:45 (!) and it starts at 6:15. I'm guessing 7-8 is a taped tribute for the toops, then 8-10 is smackdown? Anyone know for sure?

can't make it as it's a school night for the kids but they always put on a good show at Verizon.

On a different note, this Thursday is Final Deletion, it may end up being the highest rated episode of TNA ever.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #480: December 13, 2016, 12:32:28 PM »
can't make it as it's a school night for the kids but they always put on a good show at Verizon.

On a different note, this Thursday is Final Deletion, it may end up being the highest rated episode of TNA ever.
Probably not. They used to routinely do a million and a half plus during the late 2000s on Spike. They ain't hitting that ever again. Doesn't mean it isn't must-see TV though because it absolutely is.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #481: December 13, 2016, 04:33:30 PM »
Probably not. They used to routinely do a million and a half plus during the late 2000s on Spike. They ain't hitting that ever again. Doesn't mean it isn't must-see TV though because it absolutely is.

Agreed.

Speaking of Must-See TV, Jim Ross announced that AXS will air Wrestle Kingdom 11 over four weeks starting on 1/13.  He also announced they've been renewed for another 50 weeks, through the end of 2017.  Okada vs Omega will air on 1/13, followed by Naito vs Tanahashi on 1/20.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #482: December 15, 2016, 01:36:05 PM »
Sixteen man tournament coming to crown a UK champion. A UK Network show will follow.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #483: December 15, 2016, 01:39:00 PM »
Sixteen man tournament coming to crown a UK champion. A UK Network show will follow.

Regal was bored?

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #484: December 15, 2016, 02:39:15 PM »
Regal was bored?
They're trying to have as much content on the Network as possible because they know they are a niche product. As such, they want to have every possible type of wrestling covered. They're doing a women's tournament later in the year as well and since that will likely cause the women's roster to roughly double in size, I would not be at all surprised if they create a women's division show for the Network too. That'd make four Network exclusive shows.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #485: December 15, 2016, 02:59:11 PM »
worth a read:

https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/breaking-kayfabe-an-inside-look-at-wwes-unlikely-business-empire

Seems to be quite the backstage conflict between Shane and HHH.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #486: December 15, 2016, 05:11:18 PM »
it's a wooonderful life


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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #487: December 15, 2016, 09:29:50 PM »
Rock and roll express, disco inferno?  Total Nonstop Deletion has been fantastic.

Update:  that was one of the greatest things I've ever seen.  Definitely lived up to the billing.

"Even the man of three H's would be proud if he saw how we buried this promising young talent!"

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #488: December 16, 2016, 01:59:22 AM »
Rock and roll express, disco inferno?  Total Nonstop Deletion has been fantastic.

Update:  that was one of the greatest things I've ever seen.  Definitely lived up to the billing.

"Even the man of three H's would be proud if he saw how we buried this promising young talent!"
It was DELIGHTFUL.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #489: December 16, 2016, 09:17:06 PM »
Disappointing ratings for tnsd.  :(

Best line I saw describing it was that a three year old won a wrestling match and that was nowhere near the weirdest moment of the show.