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TWIW 2/25-3/3: BIG DAWG!!!
« on: February 25, 2019, 06:08:14 AM »
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Re: TWIW 2/25-3/3: BIG DAWG!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 08:33:38 AM »


I always get a kick out of WWE's forays into unprofessional pettiness, so a video burying a Lafayette crowd for being quiet is right up my alley.

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 09:41:51 AM »
STAY AWAY from wrestling sites.  Had a couple big surprises for tonight’s show spoiled for me.
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 11:05:09 AM »
Happy birthday Ric Flair:


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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 11:24:07 AM »
Seems the top heel to cement Roman as an accepted baby face was cancer. Throwing that money at brock seems like a waste now.

Jokes aside. Good on him. I actually got emotional.

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 11:28:43 AM »
..and of course WWE merchandises this.

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 11:29:19 AM »
Once I saw the shirt I knew the news was definitely going to be good, but I still teared up. It would have sucked to lose him for good.
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2019, 11:39:18 AM »
I hope to god they change that to say half the proceeds are going to cancer research.

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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 11:41:16 AM »
I got a pretty good feeling when they made sure to get a shot framing him looking to the WM sign as he got in the ring. That’s going in every video package for the next month.

Also: Baron Corbin plays a tremendous asshole who deserves to get the shit beaten out of him, and I mean that as a compliment.

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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2019, 11:49:57 AM »
Really sucked that dean couldn't be out there with seth as well although at least they didn't bury him right away in the elias segment.

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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2019, 12:59:37 PM »
also dean referencing Temple of The Dog and Nightranger had me rolling.

The pacing of the show up to this point (BOB just entering so who knows now) has been very good.

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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2019, 01:11:19 PM »
So while I was watching Kurt and how old and broken he looks now I started thinking about how it looked like Ric Flair aged about 15 years between 2002-2005. Kurt’s aging seems to have escalated similarly.

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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2019, 02:02:23 PM »
Hhh v Batista just became the real main event of Mania, didn't it?

Big Dave!!

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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2019, 02:03:08 PM »
even with meltzer spoiling that big ending for me with a big picture and headline on his site hours earlier which I've not really seen him do before that ending was really great.

Batista is meant to be a heel

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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2019, 02:04:28 PM »
Taking Baby Shoes’ advice to steer clear of the NEWZ sites all night was a very good decision. Holy shit, what an ending!

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« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2019, 02:04:53 PM »
Fantastic ending and I loved Dave dragging the camera man to the dressing room

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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2019, 02:11:20 PM »
Ronda basically said in her promo that the women are/were going to main event and I think HHH has chosen to step back from claiming the last slot so I'm not worried about it. I also don't really care because it'd be the last thing on a 8 hour show which means it'd have a higher chance of getting a dead crowd vs a hot one.

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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2019, 02:12:02 PM »
I am honestly fine with Big Dave Vs Triple H in 2019...but I just don't care for Triple H being a vengeance seeking, ass kicking babyface. He wasn't good as vengeance seeking, ass kicking face in his prime and I can't imagine it being better at age 49.

Heel Big Dave might be awesome enough to override that though.

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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2019, 02:48:55 PM »
Triple H-Batista doesn’t have to go on last, just late enough so that the sun is down and Big Dave gets his awesome spotlight entrance.

Also, how long has this been in the works? There were stories early last summer about Batista wanting to return, but WWE not being interested in him. If those were bogus rumors planted to set this up now (“Do I have your attention, Hunter?”), that’s pretty great long-term planning.

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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2019, 03:07:52 PM »


lol

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« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2019, 03:10:16 PM »
You just KNOW that if this was 2006 Flair would have tapped an artery to sell that more.

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« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2019, 03:15:24 PM »
There's something so hilarious about Ric Flair getting his ass beat like 20 feet away from everyone and no one coming to his defense.

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« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2019, 04:44:30 PM »
So I’ll say it. Who thought Pritchard kinda knows what he’s doing...

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« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2019, 05:10:08 PM »
Literally anyone is better than Vince. All they need in WWE is someone who can get through to him.

I suspect that HHH brought Prichard in to push his own ideas on Vince because Vince seems to not listen to HHH either.


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« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2019, 10:32:41 PM »
Remember that 10 day period when Elias was a face?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.



Actually for me, there isn't too much I'm stomping my feet about with the current product. It's never going to be perfect. Vince is going to be stubborn and borderline tone deaf all the way to his grave.

I'm just going to enjoy the good shit and accept that there's going to be hokey shit, always. Not to be a shill, but Stephanie made a good point directed at Foley after he got pissed (as we all did) in the 2014 Rumble, lacking Daniel Bryan. Not verbatim, but she pointed out WWE programming is like a book and you can't close the book in the middle of the story, you might miss a good resolution. The context of that specific case might not apply (let's face it, the fans willed that WM Main event) but it's overall true.

It chaps my ass every time my "everything is bad" friend claims his favorites are being "Buried" anytime they lose. Then the sheets release reports that his favorites actually had the highest TV winning percentages in 2018 and he argues, "yeah but still they lost on Raw, total burial man, total burial." He also didn't understand why TJ Perkins wasn't being highlighted more on the main roster so I haven't hit him up since TJP got cut.

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« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2019, 01:02:38 AM »
I had always expected Batista to be a face in his feud with HHH and I wasn’t really eager to see a repeat of the Mania 21 main event 14 years later, but I am definitely here for the return of heel Batista with a new evil nose ring. Where’s his spotlight??

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« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2019, 01:07:09 AM »
https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/exclusives/exclusive-roman-reigns-told-wwe-he-didn-t-want-go-saudi-arabia-leukemia-diagnosis

Damn this dude gave himself cancer just so he didn’t have to do Saudi PR, what a humanitarian.

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« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2019, 02:33:40 AM »
Literally anyone is better than Vince. All they need in WWE is someone who can get through to him.

I suspect that HHH brought Prichard in to push his own ideas on Vince because Vince seems to not listen to HHH either.

lol or..

https://www.gerweck.net/2019/02/25/vince-mcmahon-said-to-be-looking-for-a-yes-man-backstage/
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« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2019, 04:02:51 AM »
Vince is probably just about ready to hang it up, so he's getting his band back together to see what HHH does. Gang Warz.

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« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2019, 06:06:16 AM »


When Shane and Dunn realize they have no allies and have to team up under this scenario


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« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2019, 06:22:16 AM »
Watching the Flair segment again and I don't know what's better than seeing Sting talk to No Way Jose like he's a somebody, Steamboat almost chopping Dana in the chest, or realizing Batista is still Bluetista with the shades and nose ring he has now.

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« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2019, 06:32:52 AM »
You should probably put your bandit hat on now.

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« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2019, 10:32:09 AM »
Looking back on last night, "This Is Our Yard" might be the greatest bit of face marketing that they probably won't use but should. It has a "Yes Movement" sort of feel to it. Also an easy way for a heel to get some cheap heat by saying that the ring isn't ours, it's his/hers.
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« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2019, 11:14:37 AM »
Yeah I thought that was great too. But they prob didn’t come up with it so they’ll ignore it

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« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2019, 11:15:06 AM »
Holy shit Kofi gonna get the Mania title shot!

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« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2019, 11:16:19 AM »
Holy shit I don't know if KO is supposed to be a heel or a face but holy shit.
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« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2019, 11:19:05 AM »
Charlotte really should have gotten the match.
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« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2019, 11:21:33 AM »
Holy shit I don't know if KO is supposed to be a heel or a face but holy shit.

Looks like they dropped the face turn (which was clearly the plan with those vignettes).  Hopefully they go back to it

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« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2019, 11:21:58 AM »
What the fuck is this show I'm watching right now.

Luke Harper gonna join The New Day in the main event.
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« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2019, 11:23:48 AM »
Hardy Boyz!! This show?? The hell?!?

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« Reply #41 on: February 26, 2019, 11:25:18 AM »
Balor replacing Strowman in the Universal match at the Rumble. Charlotte replacing Becky at WM (for now). Owens replacing Kofi at Fastlane.

I’m done with the “Vince McMahon randomly wanders out and pulls a bait and switch on an announced title match” contrivance for awhile.

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« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2019, 11:45:21 AM »
Well thats how the real Vince acts from what we know about his booking so its true to life.

Great show so far.

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« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2019, 12:57:22 PM »
Just noticed that Bryan's corner kick spot has him rolling out at an odd angle instead of him landing on his head repeatedly, so that's an improvement even if it is a tiny bit awkward looking.
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« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2019, 01:59:36 PM »
I doubt they will even address it, but keep in mind Owens was in a McMahon feud for months on end and even got to lay Vince out in Vegas approx. 18 months ago. It was confusing tweener stuff that he came out with Vince's blessing but then more or less stayed face-ish the entire show. Even gets someone's trademarked finish? Not sure where they are going with him but the only thing that bothers me about it is that its part of this ongoing story with Vince overriding the others approaches towards storyline matchmaking. So where exactly is that going to lead as I figure that is going to just be getting heavier as HHH and Batista do their thing. So Shane/Steph kind of at odds with Vince. Again. I hope this stays subtle but have a feeling its going to be a heavier issue that comes around for Mania.

Ultimately though its for the best they put Owens in now as right before the surprise happened, I thought to myself that with the heat this contract signing was getting and fans really rallying behind Kofi, that they really should just do Kofi/Bryan at Mania. It just makes more sense

Great in-ring bell to bell tonight. Rey and Andrade mask/hair at Mania?

Still think Charlotte/Asuka built right would be a perfectly acceptable Mania title match so we still just get Becky/Rousey but it is what it is. Charlotte's role just seems muddled in the true money match there.

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« Reply #45 on: February 26, 2019, 02:10:32 PM »
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« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2019, 03:21:20 PM »
Also, with the bigger names being called up from NXT, I guess they quit on the earlier names called up.  Outside Lacey parading around like Grandpa Simpson at the burlesque house and Heavy Machinery being the new Bushwackers, they really dropped the ball woth Nikki Cross and EC3.  Not everyone can be top of the card, nor am I saying they should, but Nikki may as well get paired with Sanity again since all she’s really done is let Ruby have a pre-Ronda showcase.  As baffled as I am by the fact they won’t let EC3 do what he does best and speak, his follow up to the mini-Ambrose issue was jobbing to Apollo on Main Event this week.
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« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2019, 08:22:17 PM »
I've never seen anything in EC3 to be honest and compared to most of the roster I don't think he's anything special. Nikki is much better but the women's roster is pretty stacked so a lot of the women are going to miss tv tv time especially since people like Nattie have a spot for life.

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« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2019, 02:47:29 AM »
I don't get why people were expecting more out of EC3. He was never setting the indies on fire and the only real reason he was memorable in TNA was because of the angle around his characters existence and his pairing with Spud, IMO.
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« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2019, 02:55:58 AM »
EC3 is just what happens when you sign every name on the indy scene. Some people are going to get lost in the shuffle (I sometimes forget that Keith Lee exists). It's just going to keep happening.