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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby bigh0rt on Wed May 29, 2019 9:56 pm

My wife, of all people, asked me about AEW this morning, while we had our morning coffee before work, and said "I heard Dean Ambrose is in it." And is interested in watching Double of Nothing. Safe to say they're doing a pretty good job with their reach thus far.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Thu May 30, 2019 12:09 am

There's persistent rumours that they might be able to get CM Punk as well. I don't think they necessarily need him to be successful, but it would be another coup.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby [Q] on Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:53 am

So the NXT ladder match was simply one of the best, if not the best, multi-man ladder matches ever. Some vicious devastating spots, which were mostly mixed in well (not predictable) without it looking obviously set up. Suicide dive into a ladder? lmao

Velveteen vs Breeze was also one of the best matches ive seen in a long time.

Shayna wins again, smh

I skipped the Cole/Gargano match, as i'm not really interested in watching those guys superkick each other for 30 minutes
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby bigh0rt on Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:38 am

[Q] wrote:I skipped the Cole/Gargano match, as i'm not really interested in watching those guys superkick each other for 30 minutes

You missed a great match. In my opinion, easily the best of the night.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:52 pm

Got tickets for WWE Live in Sydney in October. First live WWE show, looking forward to it!
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Lean on Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:24 pm

I was surprised Cole went over, but I think that the storyline shown in their 25-minute Takeover preview that Cole did most of the live events while Gargano was on media tour with the belt. Maybe the feud isn't over yet. I think the match went on for long, but it's still a great match. My only gripe is the multiple connections with the Panama Sunrise.

As much as I'm not a fan of Matt Riddle, his match with Roddy Strong was fantastic. The ladder match is insane and Ford's leap to the ladder towards the finish was insane, and Breeze/Dream was a great character match. Breeze said he'll be with NXT for now (which is great!) and I'm seeing that he'll be teaming with Dream given what happened post-match.

Andrew wrote:Got tickets for WWE Live in Sydney in October. First live WWE show, looking forward to it!


Enjoy, Andrew! Usually, when they do overseas house shows, they're doing the same shows on each town so I guess don't look up the house show results online.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:42 pm

No fear there, the tour is actually starting in Sydney. That show will be the spoiler for everyone else. ;)

I'm warming up to Firefly Fun House, but I'm concerned about where Bray's character goes once he has to return to the ring and have some kind of payoff against someone else. I can get on board with the build, it's the culmination and continuation of the gimmick I'm concerned about. They can't drop the ball on him, again. I mean, they certainly can, but they mustn't.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby [Q] on Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:15 am

Yeah I feel like I should like Riddle (my cousin lives him) but I can't seem to do it.

The Bray thing is just too weird. I still don't get it and skip his segments. I feel like it's to the point now where he should be doing stuff in the ring, terrorizing other people or whatever. They ruined a good segment (The Fashion Police) by milking them for backstage segments but no actual in ring action.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:50 am

I mean, I'm probably starting to get my hopes up for nothing, but I feel like it still has potential if they can follow through once it comes to the in-ring stuff, where he'll actually have to feud with someone.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby [Q] on Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:29 pm

But that's where they failed with him before, so my Outlook isn't too bright on that
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:17 pm

Definitely. 50/50 (or worse) booking hasn't done anyone any favours in recent years.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:10 pm

Heard that Undertaker vs Goldberg was an absolute disaster. Haven't watched the entire match, but looking at some clips...

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...I'd say that's an accurate assessment.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Lean on Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:59 am

Oh man. That's just scary to watch.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:41 pm

I know I've defended some of Taker's appearances in recent years, but when it's gone beyond "This guy is definitely past his prime" and reached "This guy's matches are now a legitimate danger to himself and his opponent"...yeah, it's definitely past time to call it a day.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby [Q] on Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:56 pm

That's the problem with having two old guys go at it like it's 1999. They need like an AJ Styles or someone athletic enough to carry the match and cover mistakes. But then again, Seth Rollins ended Sting's career, so maybe they shouldn't be doing it at all...
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:45 pm

Not at all, I'd say. Unfortunately, Taker's reached the point he once mentioned as being the moment he'd know it was time to retire.

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