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TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« on: February 18, 2019, 09:48:49 AM »



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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2019, 11:06:58 AM »
There's reports saying they wanted this Raw to feel different and be outside the box. So of course we start with a HHH promo.
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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2019, 11:08:06 AM »
Yikes zero pops for the nxt guys. 

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2019, 11:53:24 AM »
this crowd is really dead, not even popping for a razor ramon mention

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2019, 12:53:50 PM »
grat tag match in front of a terrible crowd

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2019, 01:20:56 PM »
Anyone still think the Dean thing was a work? He's getting squashed and doing jobs to everyone on the way out.


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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2019, 01:25:59 PM »
dean being delusional and thinking he and seth are still bffs and trying to watch his back is at the same time the laziest way to undo their feud and hilarious

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2019, 01:42:08 PM »
Haven't had a chance to put RAW on but I read a little bit of what happened - did the four NXT guys get officially called up?  Some of the stuff I read made it sound like they are now part of the RAW roster.  Not only am I worried about them getting lost in the shuffle very soon but they still haven't figured out what they are doing with the last wave of call ups.
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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2019, 01:46:01 PM »
I doubt they are getting called up, but they could be using this as a test to see who the crowd reacts to the most and maybe those guys might get shuffled closer to the front of the line to be called up next.
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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2019, 01:53:01 PM »
HHH said they are now on Raw so that sure sounds like a callup.

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2019, 01:57:01 PM »
Eh, I think it's dumb to call up guys that are champions. It worked with Owens because it had a storyline built into it and wasn't just HHH going "here's this NXT guy!"
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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2019, 01:59:03 PM »
Oh Ronda please never do that again.
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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2019, 02:01:13 PM »
Ruby hit Ronda with her finisher off the top rope and the crowd didn’t even react.


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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2019, 02:03:10 PM »
The Raw roster is devastated with injuries and they're probably going to be losing guys from both rosters right after Mania. They need to bring people up now and start building them up, they can't really afford to wait. It's bad timing and shows they've planned things out planning but it's how it worked out.

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2019, 02:03:51 PM »
Man that was a total nothing show for the most part.  Obviously it was a placeholder until they shoot the big angles at the Flair birthday show next week

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2019, 02:33:34 PM »
I'm not surprised about the NXT callups considering Taker, HHH, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and possibly John Cena are all not having matches at WrestleMania. Someone has to fill those slots and TV time.


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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2019, 02:27:58 AM »
I'm not surprised about the NXT callups considering Taker, HHH, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and possibly John Cena are all not having matches at WrestleMania. Someone has to fill those slots and TV time.

Meltz is saying Taker is being considered for a match now. SD! has a main event planned, but Dave doesn't know what it is because he is too busy sending Kenny Omega love letters.

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2019, 05:40:39 AM »
Please keep Taker off the show. Push the younger talent.

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2019, 05:51:09 AM »
I just want a Wrestlemania that doesn’t run for 7 hours.

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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2019, 06:56:48 AM »
You’re in luck. This one will be 8

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2019, 07:24:32 AM »
And it'll only run for 3 of them, the rest will be a brisk jog or casual stroll.

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2019, 11:56:22 AM »
I honestly can't believe Ciampa didn't just break his leg with that Powerbomb put of the corner.

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2019, 11:58:09 AM »
Really good Smackdown so far

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2019, 11:58:10 AM »
Was Sheamus selling at the end or did he maybe mess himself up?
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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2019, 12:47:47 PM »
I just want a Wrestlemania that doesn’t run for 7 hours.
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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2019, 01:00:49 PM »
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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2019, 01:05:46 PM »
Put the belt on Kofi at Mania please.


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« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2019, 01:21:31 PM »
Put the belt on Kofi at Mania please.

As someone who just bought his tix for Fastlane today, I won’t complain if they pull the trigger early. (I don’t think they will.)

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2019, 05:13:54 PM »


Not a huge surprise.

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2019, 08:58:07 PM »
I was never in the least impressed by him so I am in now way impacted by him leaving beyond being glad it frees up another roster space.

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2019, 03:36:56 AM »
The stories in the NXT call ups are kinda humorous and worrisome at the same time.  Most accounts are saying Vince just demanded the top four NXT guys call up but different reports vary as to the reasons why, if HHH was even looped in or not, etc.  Have a hard time believing the ones acting like HHH was entirely blindsided but I will be curious what comes out of all this.
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« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2019, 03:50:56 AM »
If AEW signs Tye Dillinger and tries to present him as a big deal, that's a very TNA move where they would take every low rent WWE cast off and put them over their own guys. Guy is decent fundamentally in the ring, but got over as a meme gimmick and shouldn't be anything but a jobber or used to work with younger talent.

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2019, 03:51:47 AM »
I think the more important questions is if WWE owns the number ten.

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2019, 03:58:56 AM »
I think there’s a chance Dillinger goes to AEW when he can because he is buddies with Cody.  Picture floating online today of when Cody, Tye and Breeze pitches a stable at some point.

I doubt they push him as anything more than a midcard act.  I don’t think Tye seeks more.  I sense his discontent started when he stopped getting used at all.  He recently tweeted that he pitched going back to NXT in response to a fan.

Curt Hawkins has made it clear he was happy to get released before because he just wants to work.  He doesn’t seem to have any illusions he should be a top guy but he didn’t want to sit around JTG style.  He’s totally happy being the new Barry Horowitz because he is working regularly, even if it is mostly house shows or Main Event.

That’s the vibe I get from Tye, not that he’s unsatisfied with his spot on the card. He just wants to be on the card.
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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2019, 05:28:22 AM »
He seemed happy when he was working regularly in nxt, getting huge pops and losing literally every single big match, so I don't think he's gonna demand a top spot. I do think he will end up in AEW, low on the card, maybe in a tag team. He'll be fine.

Anyway, he's fucking Peyton Royce so he's a winner in life.

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2019, 06:34:30 AM »
He was a solid hand that was able to make anyone look good. He'll be an asset to any company he goes to but he'll never be a main eventer. That's fine though as he seems to know his ceiling.

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« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2019, 06:36:21 AM »
Assuming AEW has a secondary title, I can see him holding something like that for a while with an occasional main event once TV gets going.  He was underutilized on the main roster IMO but he's never going to be a top guy.

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« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2019, 08:02:28 AM »
Anyway, he's fucking Peyton Royce so he's a winner in life.
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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2019, 08:18:43 AM »
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For this week's show, the first hour drew 3.046 million viewers (last week's hour 1 - 2.689 million), the second hour drew 2.840 million viewers (last week's hour 2 - 2.445 million) and the final hour drew 2.427 million viewers (last week's hour 3 - 2.252 million), a 20% drop from the first hour.

https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2019/02/wwe-raw-draws-best-viewership-in-months-with-elimination-651174/

I'm curious if people knew that NXT's best were debuting when people decided to tune in. I assume not.


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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2019, 08:53:24 AM »
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For this week's show, the first hour drew 3.046 million viewers (last week's hour 1 - 2.689 million), the second hour drew 2.840 million viewers (last week's hour 2 - 2.445 million) and the final hour drew 2.427 million viewers (last week's hour 3 - 2.252 million), a 20% drop from the first hour.

https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2019/02/wwe-raw-draws-best-viewership-in-months-with-elimination-651174/

I'm curious if people knew that NXT's best were debuting when people decided to tune in. I assume not.

There usually is a slight bump after a PPV. Also, WWE released pictures and NXT news a couple of hours before, so that could have helped a little.
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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2019, 09:38:38 AM »
Chris hemsworth is gonna play Hogan in a biopic

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2019, 11:50:29 AM »
It was the best ratings since before the nfl season started so I think it's at least interesting. It won't matter if it doesn't sustain though.

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2019, 11:57:02 AM »
A show that wasn't built around Becky Lynch having another interaction with the McMahons and the ratings go up... how surprising.

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« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2019, 12:45:09 PM »
A show that wasn't built around Becky Lynch having another interaction with the McMahons and the ratings go up... how surprising.

So... just which part of that equation are you attributing to the previous ratings?

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« Reply #45 on: February 20, 2019, 01:21:40 PM »
When all ads leading up to a show are based around how will the McMahon's derail this current hot act... yeah I guess I am.

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« Reply #46 on: February 20, 2019, 02:39:12 PM »
I... think that's an answer to my question? Like, you kind of no-sold the question I asked, but you sort of answered it anyway, by accident, I think?

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« Reply #47 on: February 21, 2019, 12:34:05 AM »
He's blaming the McBurials.

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #48 on: February 21, 2019, 09:39:33 AM »
Roman Reigns will be on Raw to address his leukemia battle. Not sure if he's gonna be there live or via satellite.

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Re: TWIW 2/18 - 2/24: NXT invades Raw
« Reply #49 on: February 21, 2019, 09:51:21 AM »
I assume it's good news or they probably wouldn't want to do this but I'm still nervous. PULLING FOR THE BIG DAWG