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Title: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 21, 2019, 05:09:58 AM
It's Martin Luther King Day to kick off a big wrestling week - which means Vince will be airing a big tribute to MLK

RAW's major announced match for tonight is Ronda Rousey and Natalya taking on Sasha Banks and Bayley before the Women's Championship showdown this Sunday at the Rumble

Smackdown has already announced the single named Andrade taking on Rey Mysterio in 2 out of 3 falls action as well as Mustafa Ali going one on one with Samoa Joe and The Miz taking on Cesaro

Saturday is a Takeover with a loaded card and the Royal Rumble Sunday, not accounting for the variety of other WWE Network shows taking place throughout the week
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Post by: cobainwasmurdered on January 21, 2019, 05:39:25 AM
Super hyped for Smackdown. Rey/Andrade is going to be fantastic. They're also doing AJ/Daniel in a debate moderated by Vince which should be hilarious.
Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 21, 2019, 06:34:31 AM
I forgot the debate and Mandy Rose vs Naomi.

So Smackdown announces almost the wholenshow which equates to a stacked and built card.  RAW may have some fart jokes.
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Post by: strummer on January 21, 2019, 11:16:44 AM
So Vince is heel again I take it
Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: The Amazing Rando on January 21, 2019, 11:17:43 AM
This has been going for 15 minutes and Finn hasn't popped up dressed like a demon or anything...
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Post by: Tino Standard on January 21, 2019, 11:24:48 AM
They can’t even be bothered to put custom side plates on the Universal title for Lesnar anymore.
Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: The Amazing Rando on January 21, 2019, 01:34:23 PM
Revival are idiots for trying to cheat even when they have an advantage.
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Post by: Thrasher on January 21, 2019, 01:45:42 PM
The Revival are going to job to Broskis on the way out!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 21, 2019, 02:01:27 PM
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Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on January 21, 2019, 02:15:57 PM
bryan is so great. he can build up dudes while still seeming like an asshole.
Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 21, 2019, 02:50:48 PM
Didn't get to watch RAW yet but according to Reddit this set up Hawkins and Ryder becoming tag champions at Wrestlemania and Sasha got naked so it sounds like I missed it all
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Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on January 21, 2019, 03:35:24 PM
AJ Styles went on Steven Crowder's show and talked about how he didn't what the Gillette ad was going for and being concerned to speak his mind on Twitter cause he's afraid the PC crowd will go after.

Now I really want to see D-Bry kick him in the face on Sunday. 
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Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on January 21, 2019, 03:36:58 PM
And in interest of fairness, if they're going to allow AJ Styles to be interviewed by Steven Crowder, they should let Daniel Bryan be interviewed on Democracy Now
Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on January 21, 2019, 04:32:23 PM
AJ is someone that the less I know about him outside of wrestling the better off I am.
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Post by: CookieMueller on January 21, 2019, 04:56:08 PM
AJ Styles has some trash opinions. I would be shocked into awe if he ever said anything remotely progressive tbh. At least The Undertaker has been silent all these years.
Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: Epic for the Summer on January 21, 2019, 11:22:10 PM
Yeah, AJ might be the best wrestler in the world but he's one of the more bigoted competitors outside the ring with his flat earth believing/anti-Muslim views. I'm surprised the (seemingly) liberal Elite got along with him so well but I get getting along with someone as long as you don't discuss politics.
Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 22, 2019, 01:29:42 AM
AJ Styles went on Steven Crowder's show and talked about how he didn't what the Gillette ad was going for and being concerned to speak his mind on Twitter cause he's afraid the PC crowd will go after.
lmao oh AJ and his fragile masculinity

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“When I watched the commercial I was trying to understand who they were talking to,” Styles questioned. “I have a wife, and a daughter … and 3 boys … but, I think about my daughter. So I had to find out what this was. What was so toxic. And apparently, from what I’m understanding, it was just … being mean to women?”

AJ and host Steven Crowder then griped about how the idea of toxic masculinity is hard to follow, as Styles added: “I just didn’t know who they were talking to and it kinda made me angry.”

“I feel like my job as a man is to take care of women,” the WWE star continued. “I’m gonna stand up for my wife. I’m supposed to be a provider. I’m gonna take care of her. I’m gonna protect her. Same thing with my daughter. She’s only 4, but as she gets older she’s gonna want to date. I expect this guy to come over, pick my daughter up, open the door for her. Things I think a man should do.”

Then, to prove a point about obscene “locker room talk” being overblown, the host asked AJ if the conversation of rape is ever brought up in the WWE locker room. Styles obviously answers no.

The topic of the Gillette commercial was touched upon once again later in the interview. Styles pointed to one part of the ad where a boss puts his hands on a female employee’s shoulder and corrects what she’s saying. “Well what did she say before?! Maybe he’s sticking up for her? Maybe she did say something that was wrong …”

“I didn’t even know about this toxic stuff going on,” AJ additionally explained. “I’m a man. I’ve got testosterone going through my body. We are different than women. It’s just the way it is and some men will never change.”

Holy fuck, what a dumbass this guy is.
Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: Epic for the Summer on January 22, 2019, 02:04:18 AM
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“I feel like my job as a man is to take care of women,”

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“I’m a man. I’ve got testosterone going through my body. We are different than women. It’s just the way it is and some men will never change.”

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Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: Epic for the Summer on January 22, 2019, 02:20:29 AM
For those that don't know who Steven Crowder is (I only learned of him recently), this is the kind of merch he peddles on his website:

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Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: Bladelock on January 22, 2019, 03:06:52 AM
AJ is someone that the less I know about him outside of wrestling the better off I am.

Yeah that's how I am. I watch videos where he's showing off his big retro video game collection and I almost like him, then I remember how awful his opinions are.
Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: Welcome to Sky Valley on January 22, 2019, 03:13:43 AM
Fun fact: Crowder used to work for Fox News, then got fired when video of him harassing a union worker led to him getting punched in the face by said worker. Also, almost everyone who worked at the network found him obnoxious, and even Hannity dumped on him by saying he's not funny.
Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: Brodypedia on January 22, 2019, 04:24:32 AM

I think working an armbar might be a better option.
Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 22, 2019, 06:20:54 AM
Aiden English has been added to the 205 Live announce team.  Article states he remains on Smackdown active roster as well

https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwe-205-live/2019-01-22/article/aiden-english-joins-the-wwe-205-live-commentary-team
Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on January 22, 2019, 08:32:01 AM
PCO is in ROH, which has its own thread, Brody

http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/vickie-guerrero-trump-border-wall/?fbclid=IwAR2eu5wxitoxTZvP-T0zzw5GV6wSzq24u0b0oA2rCkE6q-Hf3jqX7hXeOW4#.XEeZfFxKjIV
Vickie Guerrero supports the Border Wall. Maybe she should manage AJ Styles.
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Post by: KingPK on January 22, 2019, 11:03:08 AM
"I Wanna Be Lynched" sign in the crowd.  Someone probably should have rethought that idea.
Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: KingPK on January 22, 2019, 11:49:50 AM
Mustafa Ali is on the correct show that actually asks us to take him seriously.
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Post by: strummer on January 22, 2019, 11:55:43 AM
Ali promo was great
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Post by: KingPK on January 22, 2019, 12:01:12 PM
THE PLANET'S CHAMPION DANIEL BRYAN!
Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: strummer on January 22, 2019, 12:10:45 PM
God damn Bryan is at another level now.  So damn good
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Post by: Tino Standard on January 22, 2019, 12:12:32 PM
If dragging baby boomers is supposed to make Daniel Bryan a heel, I’m afraid I have some bad news
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Post by: Kahran Ramsus on January 22, 2019, 12:14:51 PM
Mustafa Ali is on the correct show that actually asks us to take him seriously.

Good chance they aren't having the problems with Revival wanting out that they currently are if they were on Smackdown having matches with New Day, The Bar, and the Usos.  A lot of guys are/would be definitely better off on Smackdown.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 22, 2019, 12:17:46 PM
Mustafa Ali is on the correct show that actually asks us to take him seriously.

Good chance they aren't having the problems with Revival wanting out that they currently are if they were on Smackdown having matches with New Day, The Bar, and the Usos.  A lot of guys are/would be definitely better off on Smackdown.

They would. It's the lack of emphasis on the division as a whole and the shortness of the matches that seems to be the gripe.
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Post by: KingPK on January 22, 2019, 12:46:22 PM
I'm still shocked they haven't told Rey to 86 the Canadian Destroyers he's suddenly throwing out there.
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Post by: Kahran Ramsus on January 22, 2019, 12:49:58 PM
Mustafa Ali is on the correct show that actually asks us to take him seriously.

Good chance they aren't having the problems with Revival wanting out that they currently are if they were on Smackdown having matches with New Day, The Bar, and the Usos.  A lot of guys are/would be definitely better off on Smackdown.

They would. It's the lack of emphasis on the division as a whole and the shortness of the matches that seems to be the gripe.

Those guys have had long matches and lots of screentime in the past.  Bludgeons too before they got hurt.
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Post by: cobainwasmurdered on January 22, 2019, 12:50:14 PM
i can watch rey vs andrade every week for a while I think.
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Post by: cobainwasmurdered on January 22, 2019, 01:02:23 PM
that was still a motyc with the ending. They actually remembered they had a rumble match to build at the end of the day and it leaves room for more and still gave rey ability to say he had andrade beat.
Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: KingPK on January 22, 2019, 01:03:57 PM
That was a fine last hour of wrestling.  It still seems like the crowd isn't taking to Ali, which is a damn shame.  We can't blame the booking for that.
Title: Re: TWIW 1/21/19 - 1/27/19 - Desert Royal Rumble = WWE New Direction is a Mirage
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 22, 2019, 11:35:37 PM
Under the radar, WWE announced an injury for Cena the other day.  The injury is a work to take him out of the Rumble as reports say he never was going to work the Rumble but was supposed to get taken out by Lars Sullivan in storyline.
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Post by: Dandy on January 22, 2019, 11:38:23 PM
Should have just had Drew take him out.
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Post by: Tino Standard on January 23, 2019, 01:56:40 AM
So, they spent weeks promoting Lesnar-Strowman with no intention of actually delivering it, and also Cena in the Rumble even though that was never the plan either.

You can put your company on the stock exchange. You can sign billion dollar TV deals with major networks. You can launch your own over-the-top subscription service that becomes a model for the industry. But in the end, let there be no doubt: Carnies gonna carny.
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Post by: strummer on January 23, 2019, 06:10:59 AM
HHH revealed in the NXT conference call that he has been cleared to train.  Ha, he's workin' Mania.  LOL
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Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on January 23, 2019, 06:14:05 AM
Triple H vs Daniel Bryan
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 23, 2019, 06:57:10 AM
Bryan has to work Otis. The payoff to Bryan’s complaints on consuming meat is STEAKS AND WEIGHTS.
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Post by: Hawk 34 on January 23, 2019, 07:14:05 AM
HHH revealed in the NXT conference call that he has been cleared to train.  Ha, he's workin' Mania.  LOL

Not giving up that Batista program.
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Post by: Sabre on January 23, 2019, 08:20:13 AM
HHH revealed in the NXT conference call that he has been cleared to train.  Ha, he's workin' Mania.  LOL

Not giving up that Batista program payday.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 23, 2019, 09:49:14 AM
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Post by: no fact, no matter on January 23, 2019, 11:09:34 AM
Abyss and Sonjay Dutt to the McMahon shitshow?

https://www.gerweck.net/2019/01/23/two-impact-to-wwe-departures-including-an-impact-hall-of-famer/
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Post by: cobainwasmurdered on January 23, 2019, 11:14:17 AM
I've got nothing against Dutt but Abyss is beyond awful.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 23, 2019, 11:15:10 AM
I feel like Sonjay was rumored for the CWC or something to do with the Cruiserweights at some point.  That's probably a fine plan.

Abyss in 2019?  I have no idea what they would even do with him at this point.
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on January 23, 2019, 11:30:07 AM
Both have been working as bookers/producers for Impact. I'm guessing they'll be doing the same thing for WWE.
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Post by: Brodypedia on January 23, 2019, 12:53:32 PM
HHH revealed in the NXT conference call that he has been cleared to train.  Ha, he's workin' Mania.  LOL

So since HHH is on a 5-7 WM streak of having the longest match, then the only hope is we get Orton vs HHH vs Batista with Flair as ref to at least make it a clusterfuck and not a lay around dramatic battle.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 23, 2019, 02:17:08 PM
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Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on January 24, 2019, 01:22:28 AM
Abyss has to be an offscreen role. He lost any appeal he had in being onscreen guy in WWE like ten years ago! Who cares about a less famous combination of Kane and Foley?
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Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on January 24, 2019, 01:23:50 AM
Abyss has to be an offscreen role. He lost any appeal he had in being onscreen guy in WWE like ten years ago! Who cares about a less famous combination of Kane and Foley?

Meltzer confirmed on WOR that they will both be working backstage on NXT.
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Post by: Epic for the Summer on January 24, 2019, 01:33:51 AM
Yeah, I don't think anyone expected Abyss to be an active character on WWE TV in 2019. I am shocked at just how quickly he bailed after his HOF induction but pretty much all of their Hall of Famers jumped ship besides Gail Kim.
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Post by: Hawk 34 on January 24, 2019, 04:20:26 AM
Why would anyone expect any different?  Abyss and Borash have always been close so with Borash having a big hand in NXT, it’s totally logical he’d advocate for Abyss to get an position alongside him.
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Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 24, 2019, 04:21:20 AM
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The Rumble takes place on 1/27 at Chase Field in Phoenix, which is set up for 43,000 fans. There may have to be some tarp or papering because there are plenty of tickets left.

The expectation right now is 25,000 to 30,000 paid for the Rumble, 7,000 to 7,500 for Raw at the Talking Stick Arena on 1/28, which would be a big disappointment, 6,500 to 7,000 for Smackdown on 1/29, and 8,500 to 9,000 for Takeover on 1/26.

source: WON

I can't believe those numbers. Yikes.

As for Abyss, he'll be on TV at some point. If you think Vince won't use a guy that big I don't know what to tell you.
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Post by: Tino Standard on January 24, 2019, 04:40:19 AM
I wondered whether Phoenix was a big enough market to support shows on four straight nights. The Rumble might have some empty seats being in a baseball stadium, but 30,000 paid for a non-WM show is a pretty big number.
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Post by: Brodypedia on January 24, 2019, 04:57:07 AM
Hope Abyss shows up for the Rumble at least. We have 8 open slots as of now I believe Big Dave Meltzer said.
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Post by: Epic for the Summer on January 24, 2019, 05:47:05 AM
http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/vickie-guerrero-trump-border-wall/?fbclid=IwAR2eu5wxitoxTZvP-T0zzw5GV6wSzq24u0b0oA2rCkE6q-Hf3jqX7hXeOW4#.XEeZfFxKjIV
Vickie Guerrero supports the Border Wall. Maybe she should manage AJ Styles.

This isn't getting enough traction. Yeah, just bring Vickie back to manage AJ. Both will be faces.
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Post by: Epic for the Summer on January 24, 2019, 06:29:32 AM
Hope Abyss shows up for the Rumble at least. We have 8 open slots as of now I believe Big Dave Meltzer said.

I wouldn't mind a Joseph Park cameo every now and then.
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Post by: Kahran Ramsus on January 24, 2019, 06:47:43 AM
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The Rumble takes place on 1/27 at Chase Field in Phoenix, which is set up for 43,000 fans. There may have to be some tarp or papering because there are plenty of tickets left.

The expectation right now is 25,000 to 30,000 paid for the Rumble, 7,000 to 7,500 for Raw at the Talking Stick Arena on 1/28, which would be a big disappointment, 6,500 to 7,000 for Smackdown on 1/29, and 8,500 to 9,000 for Takeover on 1/26.

source: WON

I can't believe those numbers. Yikes.

As for Abyss, he'll be on TV at some point. If you think Vince won't use a guy that big I don't know what to tell you.

This is starting to sound like 1997.
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Post by: no fact, no matter on January 24, 2019, 07:15:05 AM
http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/vickie-guerrero-trump-border-wall/?fbclid=IwAR2eu5wxitoxTZvP-T0zzw5GV6wSzq24u0b0oA2rCkE6q-Hf3jqX7hXeOW4#.XEeZfFxKjIV
Vickie Guerrero supports the Border Wall. Maybe she should manage AJ Styles.

This isn't getting enough traction. Yeah, just bring Vickie back to manage AJ. Both will be faces.
Dumbass deleted her tweet, as if that makes any difference.
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Post by: The Valeyard on January 24, 2019, 07:23:56 AM
All this just makes me sad that The Wall (RIP) would've gotten mad paydays.
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Post by: claydude14 on January 24, 2019, 02:02:03 PM
I loved me some Abyss in TNA that said I haven’t really watched it at all in like 8 years (?). Joseph Park was fun as well. I’d mark for a cameo or token appearance but yea clearly the ship has sailed on him as an active worker. It would be amazing if they could snatch the rights to his music too.
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Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on January 24, 2019, 02:55:37 PM
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The Rumble takes place on 1/27 at Chase Field in Phoenix, which is set up for 43,000 fans. There may have to be some tarp or papering because there are plenty of tickets left.

The expectation right now is 25,000 to 30,000 paid for the Rumble, 7,000 to 7,500 for Raw at the Talking Stick Arena on 1/28, which would be a big disappointment, 6,500 to 7,000 for Smackdown on 1/29, and 8,500 to 9,000 for Takeover on 1/26.

source: WON

I can't believe those numbers. Yikes.

I wonder if it has anything to do with the shutdown? Rumble is one of the 5 shows they do here that depends on a large chunk of Euro fans to travel abroad.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 24, 2019, 11:53:11 PM
Rey Mysterio made a surprise appearance at the San Diego NXT show last night to beat up THE FINEST Kona Reeves.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 25, 2019, 05:12:40 AM
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Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on January 25, 2019, 05:23:19 AM
Damn what happened to the star power
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Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on January 25, 2019, 06:35:21 AM
Don't worry The Rock will show up and win it
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Post by: Kotzenjunge on January 25, 2019, 07:20:10 AM
Damn what happened to the star power
I sat here for a minute and tried to think of who else was in the Rumble that may have been left off the poster, but that's... it. I guess you could add Orton but that's friggin' IT.
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Post by: Hawk 34 on January 25, 2019, 07:46:12 AM
They could have at least thrown in the women’s wrestlers there.   Adding Charlotte and Bayley couldn’t hurt. 

Also, R Truth would have been ok.   The original posters had Duggan on it, there’s a place for Truth here man.
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Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on January 25, 2019, 07:54:40 AM
Man I just realized they don't even have last years winner up there
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 25, 2019, 08:06:50 AM
Last year’s win isn’t in the match at the moment.  He’s on the preshow fighting for the US Title.
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Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on January 25, 2019, 08:36:05 AM
Last year’s win isn’t in the match at the moment.  He’s on the preshow fighting for the US Title.

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Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on January 25, 2019, 10:46:57 AM
https://www.wwe.com/article/female-superstar-reality-show

Fuck yes the Diva Search is back
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 25, 2019, 11:25:05 AM
Apologies if this theory is floating out there already but I think Finn may win Sunday.

Watching RAW now, I could see this being a rehash of when Brock lost to Eddie.  We could get Braun coming in like Goldberg, seeing they aren’t done.  Seth could still win Rumble and either do triple threat with Finn and Brock or a pivot and give a work rate title match in Seth vs Finn and we get Braun finally beating Brock for no title at Mania.
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Post by: Hawk 34 on January 25, 2019, 11:56:32 AM
I’ve seen a lot of people speculate/fantasy book that Balor winning isn’t far fetched since Brock isn’t going to be the main event anyways at Mania and that means they can do more palatable Seth/Balor Championship rematch. 

However this is WWE and Brock so I still don’t imagine they’ll do it. 
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 25, 2019, 11:58:36 AM
Yeah, I still expect Brock to win but Balor doesn't feel as crazy unlikely as other challengers in the past.  Which is good for Finn either way.
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Post by: Hawk 34 on January 25, 2019, 12:03:10 PM
Given that if they just want to do Brock Braun Seth Balor in some capacity and since Bryan is such a intensely effective character right now and makes everything work, never has it been more seemingly appropriate to have a true out left field winner to take the Rumble and to challenge Bryan.    I’m in full favor of a Bryan-New Day feud or even if they wanted to give us a Mysterio/Bryan dream match at Mania.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 25, 2019, 12:07:10 PM
I like both of those.  On their podcast, Edge and Christian had interesting choices along those lines with Christian picking Samoa Joe and Edge picking Andrade but as awesome as it would be for one of those guys and the subsequent match with Bryan, can't see them going heel versus heel.

Andrade could maybe get a face reaction in Phoenix but his act with Vega really is a heel act.
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Post by: Kahran Ramsus on January 25, 2019, 12:22:45 PM
Yeah, I still expect Brock to win but Balor doesn't feel as crazy unlikely as other challengers in the past.  Which is good for Finn either way.

I'm in the same boat as well.  I do expect Brock to win, but it isn't impossible for Balor.  I actually think he has a better chance than Strowman would have, even if he's still a massive underdog.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 25, 2019, 12:30:45 PM
Trying to figure out why all of EC3's appearances to date have him as a mute when his biggest strength is his talking ability.  Maybe they are going to make him a heel that won't shut up after the Rumble?  Just seems weird.
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Post by: RedJed on January 25, 2019, 06:12:02 PM
Trying to figure out why all of EC3's appearances to date have him as a mute when his biggest strength is his talking ability.  Maybe they are going to make him a heel that won't shut up after the Rumble?  Just seems weird.

Fearing he's gonna be treated as a "retribution de-push" meaning since he actually got over in TNA much like Lashley....he will be going thru a sizable period of total apathy and misdirection characterization. We will see but so far it seems like he's a massive afterthought to creative.
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Post by: RedJed on January 25, 2019, 06:17:37 PM
So to follow up on Meltzers surprising predictions for attendance in Phoenix over the weekend for all the shows, to go in line with that....I was at Axxess tonight and it was easily the lowest attended fanfest I've been to from WWE. Personally that wasn't a bad thing for me as I got thru tons of photo ops this time around. A line for Asuka I got thru in about 10 minutes as an example. In addition the NXT UK tapings was a very low attendance for the first hour at least. Even by the end of the night when we came back to see what the main was (which was a Kavita Devi/Chelsea Green glorified squash match?!) there was still lots of empty seats. Best match of the taping was probably Coffey Bros vs Burch and Lorcan.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 26, 2019, 01:05:45 AM
Dammit... my buddy that I am doing shows with was wish washy about going to Axxess.  I debated going by myself, now it sounds like I should have.  Guessing Friday would be the quietest.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 26, 2019, 02:39:45 AM
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Post by: The Amazing Rando on January 26, 2019, 02:59:52 AM
I hope Vince trolls him and gives him one made of plastic or styrofoam.
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Post by: Hawk 34 on January 26, 2019, 03:21:40 AM
Vince going to dig into the closet and hand Bryan one of these

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Post by: Just Call Me Dan on January 26, 2019, 05:12:36 AM
Finn CANNOT beat Lesnar. You not only kill all of the rub Brock has carried this far, but you kill the idea of the Demon character as well.  Finn needs to lose and win next month as the Demon. I would feel less inclined to stick to this formula had Finn been building momentum and addressed this character issue over the past several months instead of this hotshot build.
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Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on January 26, 2019, 05:14:29 AM
They should have an incident backstage that causes him to come out as Demon and beat Brock cause at this point, no one gives a shit about Brock’s rub because his title run has been awful
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Post by: no fact, no matter on January 26, 2019, 08:21:09 AM
Or they should just drop the dumb demon gimmick altogether.
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Post by: The Valeyard on January 26, 2019, 08:27:30 AM
Have Corbin hold him down while Heyman dumps turpentine all over him during his entrance.
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Post by: cobainwasmurdered on January 26, 2019, 11:40:24 AM
having balor lose just to have him next month would be insane. Just put him over. It in no way kills Brock's rub to just have him lose to Balor. Having guys lose and then win is what has killed off so many of wwe's faces.
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Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on January 26, 2019, 07:38:05 PM
It's not like anyone has an actual rub to give at this point. Put him over.
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Post by: Dandy on January 26, 2019, 11:17:13 PM
Having Finn lose and the Demon win also kills Finn even more.
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Post by: Kahran Ramsus on January 27, 2019, 01:35:46 AM
The Demon should just be an elaborate entrance for the big shows.  Nothing more.  Not some silly alternate personality that comes out when it is time to Finn to win a match.  That just trains audiences not to care when Finn isn't the Demon.
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Post by: Baby Shoes on January 27, 2019, 01:50:13 AM
I would assume The Demon gets mostly phased away anyway as Finn is selling plenty of merch without it and Aleister Black is on the horizon as their next era of Undertaker character.
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Post by: The Amazing Rando on January 27, 2019, 02:14:05 AM
Also, Finn winning means Brock can just move right over to a WM program with someone else since the McMahons have kayfabe pulled back on the automatic rematch clause.
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Post by: CookieMueller on January 27, 2019, 02:34:04 AM
Letting Finn win here would be one of the best booking decisions they've made in years so it ain't gonna happen. They dabble exclusively in stupid choices when it comes to Brock.
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Post by: Kahran Ramsus on January 27, 2019, 03:15:05 AM
Letting Finn win here would be one of the best booking decisions they've made in years so it ain't gonna happen. They dabble exclusively in stupid choices when it comes to Brock.

At this point, I'm just hoping Brock drops it at Mania.  It wouldn't shock me if he retains again there against Seth or whomever.
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Post by: Gert on January 27, 2019, 04:35:56 AM
I agree with "do it now or not all crowd". Why wait? And what the hell is the Demon do against Brock? Still gets german suplexed 15 seconds into the match.

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Post by: KingPK on January 27, 2019, 10:04:59 AM

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