Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Other video games, TV shows, movies, general chit-chat...this is an all-purpose off-topic board where you can talk about anything that doesn't have its own dedicated section.

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

Postby Andrew on Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:25 am

The Undertaker vs. Rusev Casket Match set for Greatest Royal Rumble

Following his triumphant return at WrestleMania, The Undertaker will take on Rusev in a Casket Match at the Greatest Royal Rumble event, which takes place at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. AST. The object of a Casket Match is for a WWE Superstar to trap their opponent inside the casket and close the lid.

The Greatest Royal Rumble will stream live on WWE Network on Friday, April 27, at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT, with a special, one-hour Greatest Royal Rumble Kickoff starting at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT. It will also be available on pay-per-view outside of the Middle East with regional broadcast information forthcoming.


I would assume Undertaker will go over, and that'll lead to talk of Rusev being buried (quite literally, in this case!), but it's a Network event being held overseas. Basically just a match for the international market, giving them an opportunity to see a legend in action, and have a heel be defeated in a gimmick match (though it's questionable as to whether Rusev really is a heel right now). If this were an extended program on TV or one of the regularly scheduled events, then I'd suggest it'd be problematic in terms of making Rusev look strong, but as a once off? Just fanservice for a market they don't visit all that much.

Also, guess Taker is feeling pretty healthy if he's willing to work a few more dates here and there.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 106017
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

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

Postby [Q] on Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:14 am

Really cool debut for the iconic duo. Haven't seen them at all on nxt for a while.

I could see Charlotte and Miz moving. I could also see the case for Bryan moving to raw as they'd want to bring one of the biggest superstars to the "A Show". Would like to see Ember Moon go to SD so she doesn't get lost on Raw like Sasha and bayley, especially if Charlotte goes back.
balor club to SD would be cool. Would be awesome if they collected all the former indie/Japan guys on SD and they all fought each other.

What's interesting with the nakamura turn is that it shows a lack of main event heels so let's see how they balance out the glut of faces they have on both rosters
Image
User avatar
[Q]
NBA Live 18 Advocate
NLSC Team Member
 
Posts: 13284
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2002 9:20 am
Location: Westside, the best side

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

Postby shadowgrin on Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:15 am

Interesting of the WWE to squash American icon John Cena just to make look Taker look formidable for the upcoming GRR event.
HE'S USING HYPNOSIS!
JaoSming2KTV wrote:its fun on a bun
shadowgrin
Doesn't negotiate with terrorists. NLSC's Jefferson Davis. The Questioneer
 
Posts: 23111
Joined: Thu Dec 12, 2002 7:21 am
Location: In your mind

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

Postby Andrew on Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:13 am

They could have another main event heel if they turned Reigns, but, well...
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 106017
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

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

Postby bigh0rt on Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:19 am

Andrew wrote:They could have another main event heel if they turned Reigns, but, well...

The fans are already there and have been for years.
User avatar
bigh0rt
NLSC Team Member
NLSC Team Member
 
Posts: 8970
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:06 pm
Location: New York

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

Postby Andrew on Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:31 am

In an interview, HHH somewhat snarkily said of the situation "Isn't he already a heel?". Well, no. He's getting heel reactions, but angles very much position him as the protagonist in the story, which is a babyface role. He's not booked like a heel. He's not an antagonist in the stories they're trying to tell with him.

I've seen it suggested that turning him would be a waste because he'd end up being a face again. To that, I say fine, good! He wouldn't be the first wrestler they have to turn heel to ultimately turn face. They've been forcing the issue too long, and it blew up in their faces at Wrestlemania 34. The point is, they should be riding the crowd reactions, not fighting them.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 106017
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

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

Postby Andrew on Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:38 am

It's now going to be Undertaker vs Chris Jericho at the Greatest Royal Rumble. There are rumours that Rusev is quitting the company.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 106017
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

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

Postby bigh0rt on Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:52 am

Andrew wrote:It's now going to be Undertaker vs Chris Jericho at the Greatest Royal Rumble. There are rumours that Rusev is quitting the company.

I imagine it's very frustrating to see how over you are and never really have any direction or angle or push planned that makes any semblance of sense.
User avatar
bigh0rt
NLSC Team Member
NLSC Team Member
 
Posts: 8970
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:06 pm
Location: New York

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

Postby Andrew on Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:14 pm

No doubt. He's not alone there. Ziggler has suffered from that for years.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 106017
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

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

Postby [Q] on Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:08 pm

Cena and Nikki reportedly break up. Didn't think that was going to last.

Random thought about WrestleMania: what was up with those shitty comupter graphics on screen? On asuka and new day entrances
Image
User avatar
[Q]
NBA Live 18 Advocate
NLSC Team Member
 
Posts: 13284
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2002 9:20 am
Location: Westside, the best side

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

Postby Andrew on Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:12 pm

Well, that certainly makes last year's "Wrestlemania moment" awkward.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 106017
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

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

Postby shadowgrin on Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:02 am

So Rusev-Taker is back again for GRR.

Rusev, Jericho, now Rusev again, wtf is going on.
HE'S USING HYPNOSIS!
JaoSming2KTV wrote:its fun on a bun
shadowgrin
Doesn't negotiate with terrorists. NLSC's Jefferson Davis. The Questioneer
 
Posts: 23111
Joined: Thu Dec 12, 2002 7:21 am
Location: In your mind

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

Postby [Q] on Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:49 am

They're working you, that's what's going on. They seem to be trying to swerve the internet and the dirt sheets right now.
Image
User avatar
[Q]
NBA Live 18 Advocate
NLSC Team Member
 
Posts: 13284
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2002 9:20 am
Location: Westside, the best side

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

Postby Andrew on Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:49 am

That's weird.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 106017
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

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

Postby Lean on Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:29 am

I'm also thinking that the Cena-Bella split is also a work.
User avatar
Lean
The Artist Formerly Known as Crappystuff
NLSC Team Member
 
Posts: 7525
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:49 pm
Location: Pilipinas

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

Postby Andrew on Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:58 am

I don't know about that. I suppose we can't rule it out, and with kayfabe being long dead, they do have go to some extreme lengths to get reactions sometimes. I'm taking it at face value for the moment, since there's nothing playing out on TV regarding it.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 106017
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

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

Postby [Q] on Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:57 am

I think it's definitely real considering Cena's view on marriage and having a family plus hes becoming a bigger movie star. He doesn't want to be tied down by anything
Image
User avatar
[Q]
NBA Live 18 Advocate
NLSC Team Member
 
Posts: 13284
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2002 9:20 am
Location: Westside, the best side

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

Postby Andrew on Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:37 am

On the plus side, Dolph Ziggler now has a second chance.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 106017
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

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

Postby [Q] on Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:51 am

Interesting moves to raw. I dunno why, I expected bigger names to be moved over to raw like Charlotte to make it the A show but then again you have to balance the shows. I could see Finn being moved over especially with his blue gear he was wearing lol
With the US title on raw they'll have to move Seth rollins right? Maybe they bring back big cass tonight as well.
Image
User avatar
[Q]
NBA Live 18 Advocate
NLSC Team Member
 
Posts: 13284
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2002 9:20 am
Location: Westside, the best side

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

Postby Andrew on Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:54 am

They do usually balance it out like that when titles switch shows, which makes things kind of predictable as soon as you see the first change.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 106017
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

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

Postby JaoSming on Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:42 am

Could also move Jeff since he isn't being a part of the woken stuff right now.

Evidently Braun's tron was new a squished more than normal last night, most likely to fit on the Smackdown angular tron.

I'd like to see AJ, Finn, & the Club all on Smackdown, Bayley, The Bar, and Almas....

...probably getting the returning Cass, and probably Titus Worldwide to balance the fashion police & friends going to Raw.
Opinions are my own.
Right Click Loop
phpBB [video]

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8ozxhwwmz4LJzpGAj22T5qa0ZVFBJ3yw

User avatar
JaoSming
2KTV Producer
NBA 2K Developer
 
Posts: 29938
Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:45 am
Location: 2K

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

Postby [Q] on Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:07 am

Jeff to SD makes sense. Especially with them wanting to push him as a single star like they did in his last run.

I don't want to see braun on SD. I don't really find him that interesting or entertaining. Although I do like his new get these hands catch phrase
Image
User avatar
[Q]
NBA Live 18 Advocate
NLSC Team Member
 
Posts: 13284
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2002 9:20 am
Location: Westside, the best side

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

Postby Andrew on Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:21 am

That's true, Jeff to Smacldown would also work. Presumably he'd then retain against Jinder at The Greatest Royal Rumble.
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 106017
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

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

Postby Andrew on Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:04 pm

You called it.

phpBB [video]
NLSC Webmaster/Administrator
Image
Contact: Email | Twitter
Release Topics: NBA Live 08 | NBA Live 07 | NBA Live 06 | NBA Live 2005 | NBA Live 2004
Story Topics: NBA 2K19 | NBA 2K13 | NBA Live 06 (Part 2) | NBA Live 06 (HOF) | NBA Live 2004 (HOF)
NLSC: Podcast | The Friday Five | Monday Tip-Off | Wayback Wednesday | 20th Anniversary of NBA Live | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


Support The NLSC Hosting Fund: Patreon | GoFundMe

Image
Like my work? Want to help out with the NLSC Hosting Fund? Please consider leaving a tip!
User avatar
Andrew
The One Admin
Administrator
 
Posts: 106017
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 9:51 pm
Location: Australia

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

Postby Lean on Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:44 am

Sanity is also called up to Smackdown, but it seems like Nikki Cross is left behind.

Meanwhile, Bruno Sammartino passed away at age 82.
User avatar
Lean
The Artist Formerly Known as Crappystuff
NLSC Team Member
 
Posts: 7525
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:49 pm
Location: Pilipinas

PreviousNext

Return to Off-Topic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot] and 7 guests