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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #75: March 19, 2016, 11:50:39 PM »
Tna was great for a while, arguably peaking during the Joe-angle program.

Tna did confirm roode and young are gone. Roode would do well in the wwe.
I would say that it is unfortunate that Storm didn't stay in NXT and reform Beer Money there, but he's getting $500,000 over two years from TNA, so I can't feel too bad for him.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #76: March 21, 2016, 06:15:56 PM »
Rumor has it that Terry Funk is gonna be doing a segment with Ambrose tonight.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #77: March 21, 2016, 06:21:55 PM »
Dipcrap modern WWE fans won't recognize Terry Funk and won't give him the pop he deserves, just like what happened with Vader and Jake Roberts.

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« Reply #78: March 21, 2016, 06:40:44 PM »
Dipcrap modern WWE fans won't recognize Terry Funk and won't give him the pop he deserves, just like what happened with Vader and Jake Roberts.
They're in Philly tonight. He'll get a good pop.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #79: March 21, 2016, 10:30:21 PM »
Zack Ryder is gonna be in the IC title match. Have we fallen into a time warp and gone back to 2011?

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« Reply #80: March 21, 2016, 11:06:56 PM »
"This is boring" chant during the Ambrose - Strohman main event tonight on Raw. The WM card is a mess.

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« Reply #81: March 21, 2016, 11:09:00 PM »
"This is boring" chant during the Ambrose - Strohman main event tonight on Raw. The WM card is a mess.
It's like they don't care about actually building Mania via Raw now since they don't have to sell PPVs like they did pre-Network.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #82: March 21, 2016, 11:38:32 PM »
And it looks like Luke Harper suffered a non-contact knee injury during the dark match after Raw.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #83: March 24, 2016, 04:24:04 PM »
So the talented Wyatt lackey gets hurt. Sigh.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #84: March 24, 2016, 04:26:35 PM »
WWE's moronic refusal to have an offseason will be the death of them.  It already led to the losses of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.

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« Reply #85: March 24, 2016, 09:39:25 PM »
WWE's moronic refusal to have an offseason will be the death of them.  It already led to the losses of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.
There really is no reason for them to have shows in November and December. The holidays and football always tank ratings. It'd be a great time for an offseason. Just move Survivor Series to earlier in the year, kill TLC, and have Night of Champions be the season finale of the year. A brand split and halving the number of house shows would lessen the workload significantly as well.

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« Reply #86: March 24, 2016, 10:14:12 PM »
Wouldn't a brand split increase usage?

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« Reply #87: March 24, 2016, 10:16:14 PM »
Wouldn't a brand split increase usage?
Why would it? I'm assuming that it'd result in everyone only wrestling for a TV show once a week instead of twice, thereby reducing usage.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #88: March 24, 2016, 10:24:10 PM »
There really is no reason for them to have shows in November and December. The holidays and football always tank ratings. It'd be a great time for an offseason. Just move Survivor Series to earlier in the year, kill TLC, and have Night of Champions be the season finale of the year. A brand split and halving the number of house shows would lessen the workload significantly as well.

Yeah, it seems like SummerSlam and then Survivor Series in September as your offseason send-off would make a lot of sense.  Return with a few pre-Rumble shows and hype up the road to Wrestlemania.  Use that last part of the offseason (in December) to hype up anticipation with contract signings/managerial changes and the like.

Makes too much sense for McMahons.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #89: March 28, 2016, 04:54:07 PM »
Snoop Dogg going into the WWE "celebrity wing" of the Hall of Fame

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #90: March 28, 2016, 11:21:02 PM »
Amazing that they did this spot with all the injuries as of late:


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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #91: March 29, 2016, 12:11:53 AM »
I am one of those old whinging fans who can't handle the modern product, I used to love it. Such a shame

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« Reply #92: March 29, 2016, 02:36:46 AM »
I am one of those old whinging fans who can't handle the modern product, I used to love it. Such a shame
Well, the modern product sucks. I'd recommend finding some way to watch NXT. The format of the show is basically that of an old territories show.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #93: March 29, 2016, 06:54:58 PM »
Well, the modern product sucks. I'd recommend finding some way to watch NXT. The format of the show is basically that of an old territories show.

they carry it in Australia on an entertainment channel. Can't see myself stumping up $25 for WM sunday, will try find an illegal stream. yep shoot me

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« Reply #94: March 30, 2016, 03:26:34 AM »
$25?! It was $60 back when we still had PPVs to buy.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #95: March 30, 2016, 09:31:21 PM »
For those of you with access to AXS, set your DVR for 7 PM on Friday for KUSHIDA vs Kyle O'Reilly (from ROH) from the finals of the 2015 "Best of the Super Juniors" tournament in NJPW.  The entire show is that one match.  It was a brutal combination of MMA and Pro Wrestling, think Daniel Bryan vs Bryan Danielson.  The story-telling throughout the match was superb as well as each focused on hurting the other guy's left arm to set each other up for the double wrist-lock finisher.  It wasn't your typical high flying spot-fest, but rather more of an on-the mat, grind-it out affair.  Meltzer gave it 4 3/4 stars.

You can watch it on-line as well (but without the commentary by Jim Ross and Josh Barnett)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2t3206

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #96: March 30, 2016, 09:33:53 PM »
I am one of those old whinging fans who can't handle the modern product, I used to love it. Such a shame

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

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #97: April 01, 2016, 06:37:58 PM »
Y'all ready for NXT Takeover?

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #98: April 01, 2016, 08:03:47 PM »
Maybe i should of double-checked the time. I thought it was at 8pm est =(

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2016)
« Reply #99: April 02, 2016, 12:42:01 AM »
Holy freakness. Zayn/Nakamura was goddamned amazing. The entire show was pretty damn great aside from the main event kinda falling flat, but holy freakness. You don't see crap like Zayn/Nakamura every day. That was an instant classic. Also Bobby Roode and Kota Ibushi were shown in the crowd. Oh, and Nakamura's theme is awesome:

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