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Pro Wrestling Thread 2018: Just Too Sweet
« Topic Start: January 03, 2018, 12:41:53 PM »
So Imref, am I correct in guessing that you have been wearing your retro Bullet Club t-shirt nonstop since Monday night?

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« Reply #1: January 03, 2018, 12:44:48 PM »
So Imref, am I correct in guessing that you have been wearing your retro Bullet Club t-shirt nonstop since Monday night?

hah.  I haven't watched any of the WWE shows in a while but my son showed me the reunion clip.  I think I posted a few weeks ago that they missed a golden opportunity during the Wyatt/Balor match at a recent PPV to have Harper/Rowan attack Balor, and have Gallows and Anderson make the save, starting a Club/Wyatt program.  Instead, they just did it as a throw-away.

WK is tomorrow morning, I look forward to watching it on AXS on Friday the 13th. :)

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« Reply #2: January 03, 2018, 12:54:14 PM »
WK is tomorrow morning, I look forward to watching it on AXS on Friday the 13th. :)
Can't wait to see if Dave gives Okada/Naito twelve stars or merely eleven.

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« Reply #3: January 03, 2018, 02:53:05 PM »
hah.  I haven't watched any of the WWE shows in a while but my son showed me the reunion clip. 

My son bought his Bullet Club t-shirt a month ago.  He's been wearing it since Monday night.

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« Reply #4: January 03, 2018, 02:55:34 PM »
Can't wait to see if Dave gives Okada/Naito twelve stars or merely eleven.

The hell with Meltzer.  If you don't do so already you should...


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« Reply #5: January 03, 2018, 03:57:57 PM »
Both of the top matches have 6 star potential, as does the IWGP Jr. title match (Marty Scurll vs. Hiromu Takahashi vs. Kushida vs. Will Ospreay)

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« Reply #6: January 03, 2018, 06:12:21 PM »
Both of the top matches have 6 star potential, as does the IWGP Jr. title match (Marty Scurll vs. Hiromu Takahashi vs. Kushida vs. Will Ospreay)

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Jericho/Omega is pretty much guaranteed to get six because Jericho is a long time friend and source to Dave. The Junior title match will likely be an amusing clusterfreak, but probably too much of a chaotic spotfest to be truly great.

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« Reply #7: January 04, 2018, 08:38:31 PM »
Watched Jericho vs omega, and highlights from the junior 4-way and Okada vs Naito.  Jericho / Omega was fantastic. Ending of other main event was very good. Four-way was absolutely incredible. Must-see match.

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« Reply #9: January 06, 2018, 07:29:11 PM »
Omega and Jericho match is on AXS tonight.

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« Reply #10: January 11, 2018, 12:50:32 PM »
Meltzer reports the top two matches at WM are Cena vs Undertaker, and Reigns vs Lesnar.

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Re: Pro Wrestling Thread 2018: Just Too Sweet
« Reply #11: January 11, 2018, 06:51:23 PM »
Is Shawn Michaels the only wrestler ever to hang it up for good at exactly the right point in his career without having been forced into retirement (like Austin, Edge, Arn Anderson, etc.)?

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« Reply #12: January 11, 2018, 10:09:42 PM »
Is Shawn Michaels the only wrestler ever to hang it up for good at exactly the right point in his career without having been forced into retirement (like Austin, Edge, Arn Anderson, etc.)?

CM Punk.

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« Reply #13: January 12, 2018, 12:37:51 PM »
Meltzer reports that WWE is in discussions with Fox, potentially to have Fox either buy WWE or buy into it.  If that happens, WWE would move Raw to Fox from 8-10 PM on Mondays, and Smackdown to Fox Sports 1 on Tuesdays.  A lot hinges on what happens with Fox's negotiation to renew UFC.

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« Reply #14: January 14, 2018, 01:24:35 AM »
So how do y’all think EC3 is gonna do in WWE?

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« Reply #15: January 16, 2018, 01:23:19 PM »
Ricochet, War Machine, and Candice Lerae started at the WWE Performance Center today.

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« Reply #16: January 16, 2018, 02:17:12 PM »
Ricochet, War Machine, and Candice Lerae started at the WWE Performance Center today.

Riccochet is incredible, but he needs guys to work with.  I'm not sure who they've got who can push him like Kushida and Ospraey.

EC3 will be fun to watch in WWE.

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« Reply #17: January 16, 2018, 02:53:53 PM »
Riccochet is incredible, but he needs guys to work with.  I'm not sure who they've got who can push him like Kushida and Ospraey.

EC3 will be fun to watch in WWE.
Ricochet also has admitted to being an awful promo. I think the talent is there in WWE for him to have good matches even if they aren’t the flip exhibitions he had with Ospreay, but I don’t think he’ll be a huge player unless he greatly improves his promos because they have enough good workers who can’t talk already. Also, add Lashley and Laurel Van Ness to the list of departing TNA talent.

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« Reply #18: January 16, 2018, 04:20:34 PM »
Ricochet also has admitted to being an awful promo. I think the talent is there in WWE for him to have good matches even if they aren’t the flip exhibitions he had with Ospreay, but I don’t think he’ll be a huge player unless he greatly improves his promos because they have enough good workers who can’t talk already. Also, add Lashley and Laurel Van Ness to the list of departing TNA talent.

Looks like Callis and D’Amore are cleaning house and building around Aries and Brian Cage.   They got rid of half the titles at the recent takings including the gawd-awful “grand championship”.   The storylines seem pretty straightforward now.

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« Reply #20: January 22, 2018, 06:09:06 PM »
Enzo Amore has been suspended due to a rape accusation.

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« Reply #21: January 22, 2018, 11:03:52 PM »
the opening segment was great, but it quickly went downhill.

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« Reply #22: January 23, 2018, 05:19:28 AM »
Watching the clips... they're just missing that spark. The crowd is not into it like it was 15 years ago.

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« Reply #23: January 23, 2018, 06:22:07 AM »
Watching the clips... they're just missing that spark. The crowd is not into it like it was 15 years ago.

Crowd in the Manhattan center started a big BS chant as they only had a few live matches.

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Re: Pro Wrestling Thread 2018: Just Too Sweet
« Reply #24: January 23, 2018, 08:26:54 AM »
the opening segment was great, but it quickly went downhill.

That's what happens when all the stories revolve around the McMahon family.