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

Postby [Q] on Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:50 pm

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I wrote:Meanwhile, EC3, Heavy Machinery, Lacey Evans and Nikki Cross are going to Raw along with Lars Sullivan. Here we go again with NXT call-ups.


Oh, I think they're spreading out between Raw and Smackdown. Heavy Machinery is confirmed to go to Smackdown earlier. Hope Nikki Cross comes along to complete Sanity.

Mustafa Ali is elevated up to the Smackdown roster from 205 Live and pins Bryan in a tag team match after a reverse 450 splash, hitting Bryan in the face with one of his knees.

Is it just me, or is the writing just way better on smackdown? Both shows promised new faces, fresh starts, etc but raw was the same old stuff while we saw Mustafa Ali finish the show with a win (and a "sorry") and finally an appearance from the good brothers and sanity got to show their faces.

It was cool to see Ali make it out of 205 as it seems that's where all the little guys go for their careers to stagnate or die
I guess lucha house party made it out kind of but not officially
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:28 pm

It's not just you. I think if nothing else, being a shorter show forces the writing to be tighter. If you go back to the Monday Night Wars, even when WCW was winning the ratings battle, Nitro's writing was often a mess because it was a longer show and there were rewrites happening right up until broadcast (and then sometimes, during). In other words, exactly what's happening with RAW at the moment. It's funny; WWE likes to rip on WCW, and since they won the war I suppose they get to write history, but they're actually repeating a lot of the mistakes that led to WCW's downfall. They're just fortunate that they don't have any kind of serious competition (in terms of size and financial success, that is) to put them out of business.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby shadowgrin on Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:38 pm

writing just way better on smackdown

WWE do consider Raw their A-show so the writers there probably have their bosses watching over their backs moreso than the writers at Smackdown who don't have to deal with too much shit every week like the Raw writers do.



Asuka merchandise apparently selling well, especially the mask, that's why Vince gave the approval to make her a champion.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:42 pm

That too. It sounds like RAW is micromanaged to a much greater degree, again to the point of messiness.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:14 pm

A rather divisive spot.

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

Postby shadowgrin on Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:28 pm

Amazing. Attitude Era or even peak ECW got nothing on that.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby [Q] on Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:30 pm

Apparently people are disgusted by this. I don't see a problem, I mean it still makes more sense than whatever the hell Joey Ryan does with his penis
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:00 pm

It upsets the purists, because it isn't as noble as slicing your forehead open with a razor for $50 a night in the supposed golden age of professional wrestling, I guess.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby shadowgrin on Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:08 pm

Been reading some of the reactions to that spot and only now do I realise that Mr. Socko when not in use provides as a piece of clothing for Mankind's third leg.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:58 pm

I'd never thought about it in that context either.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Lean on Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:19 am

The NXT UK Tag TItles look sweet!

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

Postby Lean on Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:44 pm

Women's Tag Team Championships revealed on Raw (also: hot damn, Alexa!):

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Glad they went with a totally different design. These belts also look way better than the WWE and Universal Championships.

EDIT: Braun pulled out of his championship match at the Rumble, apparently he's not cleared yet so they wrote him off. Balor won the Fatal 4-Way match and will replace Braun as Brock's opponent.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby [Q] on Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:19 pm

My god they are all in love with Alexa. Even then, it was still a sleazy segment with the dude walking in on here. Completely unnecessary and reminds me of the old days

I had a feeling they were going to have balor win, but I was still kinda surprised they actually did it. I can't believe it's been years since he's given up the title only to never have a chance to get it back.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:59 pm

If they wanted to be bold and really usher in a new era, they'd have Finn go over at the Rumble. I'd be shocked if they dared to follow through on that, though.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Lean on Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:50 pm

My guess is that Finn loses and Braun wins the Rumble so they'd still have big sweaty men at WrestleMania.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:35 pm

It depends on when they expect Braun to be cleared. Unfortunately, I think they've missed the boat on him.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby [Q] on Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:36 am

Lean wrote:My guess is that Finn loses and Braun wins the Rumble so they'd still have big sweaty men at WrestleMania.

I would imagine they're doing Brock vs Seth at Mania since Roman is out of the picture. Don't be surprised if Seth wins at the Rumble. It might explain the ending of Seth in the IC picture with Bobby winning? They still don't seem 1000% sold on Braun
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:36 am

It's their own fault, too. They were reluctant to pull the trigger because they were determined to do Brock vs Reigns and eventually crown Reigns (ultimately mishandling that as well), and they missed their chance to capitalise on Braun when he was one of the most over characters in the company.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Lean on Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:52 pm

Andrew wrote:and they missed their chance to capitalise on Braun when he was one of the most over characters in the company.


Indeed. He was due for that title in 2017.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:22 pm

Even last year, they had their opportunities. They mustn't have enough confidence in him.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby shadowgrin on Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:27 pm

Vince supposedly likes the antics of Lashley and Lio Rush (similar to Vince being entertained by The New Day) that's why Bobby got made as a champ.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Andrew on Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:50 pm

If it gives them something to do in the midcard and allows Rollins to slide back to the main event, it's worth it.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Lean on Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:38 am

Andrade "Cien" Almas is the newest wrestler to lose his last name, now just billed as "Andrade" -- which is his actual, real-life last name.
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby Lean on Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:29 am

...also, what a match with him and Rey on Smackdown!
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Re: Professional Wrestling (WWE, TNA, ROH, etc)

Postby [Q] on Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:42 am

The name thief strikes again! Cien and Almas Will never be heard ever again

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