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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #50 on: March 16, 2020, 11:59:59 AM »
Also, by the time April 5th comes, people may not even be allowed to travel.

Doesn't Lesnar live in Canada? The border is probably going to be closed.



RAW next week will consist of re-airing HBK/Hart Ironman Match.
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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #51 on: March 16, 2020, 12:34:15 PM »
Not really news at this point but HOF and NXT Takeover are both postponed.

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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #52 on: March 16, 2020, 01:02:44 PM »
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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #53 on: March 16, 2020, 01:57:17 PM »
Someone made Steve Austin travel during a worldwide pandemic to deliver this material. Jesus Christ.


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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #56 on: March 17, 2020, 04:35:59 AM »
Holy shit that Austin segment was beyond terrible

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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2020, 05:00:39 AM »
I couldn't imagine Austin reading off of cue cards. He seemed so hammered.
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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #58 on: March 17, 2020, 06:28:31 AM »
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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #59 on: March 17, 2020, 06:51:47 AM »
Hey. Here's a good distraction. CM Punk talking about his dream comeback opponents.

Not surprised that there is no AEW guys. Suck it, Cody!

Will Ospreay is the standout as A. the one non WWE guy and B. Just a guy I didn't imagine Punk would be into. I'm sure their matches would be great but I just didn't see as Punk as a fan. Now I'm having fun imagining Punk's promos eviscerating that doofus.

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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #60 on: March 17, 2020, 07:36:39 AM »
I think the other notable thing about Ospreay would be he also is the only guy he’s never worked before. Yes, with some of their historic matches it could be fun to revisit Punk/Cena years later but I have a hard time calling a match I’ve seen before a Dream match - though I get this is who he wants.

Sadly, as much as I loved Punk, I can’t think of any current roster guy I would be itching to see him in the ring with.

Well, I take that back.  A program with Matt Riddle has potential to be very entertaining in and out of the ring.
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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #61 on: March 17, 2020, 07:44:00 AM »
Your accidental capitalization of the word dream made think that a CM Punk Vs Velveteen Dream program could potentially be entertaining as hell. Lots of opportunities for CM Punk sarcastically smirking.

Though they had matches here and there in dying days of Punk's WWE career (as well as presumably on the indies), I'll be clichéd and say I'd love to see fiery babyface Punk against Seth Rollins current character.

Lot of guys on the NXT roster I'd like to see Punk mix it up with (any of Undisputed Era, Keith Lee, Gargano or Ciampa, Matt Riddle)

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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #62 on: March 17, 2020, 08:39:59 AM »
Bulldog’s daughter shared online that WWE has communicated with her that hey are now hoping to do the Hall of Fame during Summerslam weekend.
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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #63 on: March 17, 2020, 09:38:33 AM »
WWE confirmed that NXT tomorrow will be a clip show. Also RAW & Smackdown, unsurprisingly/regrettably, will air live from Performance Center next week as well.

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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #64 on: March 17, 2020, 10:25:33 AM »
With a limited roster to work with, they need to temporarily end the brand split. Have Cena and The Fiend on Raw and so on and so forth.
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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #65 on: March 17, 2020, 11:41:47 AM »
Or just not risk lives and just show some of their giant archives of footage
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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #66 on: March 17, 2020, 11:43:14 AM »
There won't be shows this time next week. Trust me.


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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #67 on: March 17, 2020, 01:05:21 PM »
Do you think there is any chance VKM tries to tape shows in South Korea if they open stuff up?

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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
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« Reply #69 on: March 19, 2020, 10:44:58 AM »
Post wrestling reporting WWE will be taping the remaining tv shows before Mania at the PC in the up coming week. There is even a thought they maybe taping the 2 days of Mania in the next week

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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #70 on: March 19, 2020, 10:47:12 AM »
If they insist on making new shows, best to do it early and let everyone get home and be safe.
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« Reply #71 on: March 19, 2020, 10:49:47 AM »
Meltzer just confirmed they are taping the remaining tv and Mania in the upcoming week

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« Reply #72 on: March 20, 2020, 06:24:01 PM »


LIRL this might be the worst segment in the history of pro wrestling. What the fuck is happening there. This kind of thing buries the product so badly and makes everyone look like dweebs. Also, they got the same reaction they would have gotten in an arena full of people.


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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #73 on: March 21, 2020, 03:19:29 AM »
Haven’t watched this week’s Smackdown but saw no Graves again and seems odd that Dana Brooke and especially Tamina are in the Smackdown women’s match and no Carmella.  Makes me wonder if something is up with one of them or they are just playing it smarter than most of the talent.
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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #74 on: March 21, 2020, 03:26:12 AM »
You'd think Nia Jax would be ready to return or that Bianca would be there (especially after Royal Rumble) but no, let's do another six woman match.

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« Reply #75 on: March 21, 2020, 03:31:31 AM »
My only thought is maybe she told them she doesn't want to work Mania cause of the virus. Carmella has been constantly pushed or decently protected for years so it seems like a weird exclusion.

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« Reply #76 on: March 21, 2020, 03:57:32 AM »
My only thought is maybe she told them she doesn't want to work Mania cause of the virus. Carmella has been constantly pushed or decently protected for years so it seems like a weird exclusion.

That was my thought.  With the two of them MIA, I am wondering if one of the two is high risk or if they are just more high profile people opting to not come to work during all of this, as it was reported talent was given the option.

With Braun going wild on Twitter last night and then blocking Bix after mentioning he isn’t getting paid in all of this, wondering if he is also not coming for now.
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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #77 on: March 21, 2020, 05:33:25 AM »
So all the Smackdown champions, outside Goldberg, are heels who don’t think they should have to defend at Wrestlemania, as seen with the promo segments on last night’s Smackdown alone with Sami, Bayley and Miz & Morrison.
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« Reply #78 on: March 21, 2020, 06:06:29 AM »
that gronk vid is one of the funniest things i've ever seen, but not for reasons that would make me want to keep watching.


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« Reply #79 on: March 23, 2020, 10:55:47 PM »
Meltzer reporting that Rey Mysterio and Dana Brooke are both in quarantine. Presumably not together. Rey was on Raw last week, lol.

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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #81 on: March 24, 2020, 04:08:36 AM »
Nothing else to watch.  A lifelong friend of mine that hasn’t seen much since the Attitude era asked me about the Rumble in January.  I sent him the free link that WWE put out yesterday, which he told me he is planning on checking stuff out just for something different when not leaving the house right now.
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« Reply #82 on: March 24, 2020, 04:58:24 AM »
I would love to know if WWE has had discussions with any of the networks about airing this year’s WrestleMania, especially after seeing those ESPN numbers for WM30.

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« Reply #83 on: March 24, 2020, 05:24:22 AM »
I don't want breaks during the match otherwise it's Raw Wrestlemania. If they placed the breaks between matches, fine.
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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #84 on: March 24, 2020, 05:31:10 AM »
WWE will be doing the NXT Takeover: Tampa matches on episodes of NXT throughout the month of April.

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« Reply #85 on: March 24, 2020, 09:08:36 AM »
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« Reply #86 on: March 24, 2020, 04:01:43 PM »
Not sure how far into their takings WWE is but the county in which the Performance Center is located has a Stay at Home order.  Word is it goes into effect Friday.  Just hoping all the talent can make it to their homes safely and not get stuck in an area where the virus is rapidly growing.
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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #87 on: March 25, 2020, 12:45:41 AM »
Assuming that's why they're taping WrestleMania today and tomorrow?

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« Reply #88 on: March 25, 2020, 12:49:14 AM »
Assuming that's why they're taping WrestleMania today and tomorrow?
I'm actually thinking the county knows they're taping today and tomorrow and that's why they're giving it until Friday

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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #89 on: March 25, 2020, 09:15:59 AM »
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“I have to say, my husband is still working and he’s in Orlando right now – and granted he’s working, he has a job – but it makes me really nervous,” Brie explained. “My husband has an autoimmune disease, he also fought asthma really bad when he was young. He was always sick when he was a kid and I’ll admit … I lost sleep last night. I was king of like, ‘ugh.’ I’m grateful my husband is still employed, but at the same time, I’m really scared that he’s just out there. I just pray so much for him that he stays healthy and all that, but it’s like this weird tug-of-war.”

Nikki then goes on to explain how what Daniel is doing is more concerning than people doing essential business, because he has to travel and come into contact with so many people.

“And I feel bad because he’s over there and when he comes home, we’re gonna have him be put up in a hotel and our Naturopath, Dr. Jane, he’s gonna kind of work with Bryan to see if we see symptoms before he comes home to Bird and I. That could be weeks, and when he left yesterday or the day before, I was just like, ‘It could be three weeks until I see you’
and it’s just sad but thank goodness for technology, FaceTime and all that.”

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« Reply #90 on: March 25, 2020, 10:15:59 AM »
I forgot which one Bryan was married to for a second. The article attributed those quotes to Nikki.

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« Reply #91 on: March 26, 2020, 08:01:28 AM »
Not a surprise, but I just saw an announcement here that the SmackDown scheduled for April 17 in Cleveland has been postponed, and we’re now getting Raw in September instead. I do wonder, though, how close we are to the end of any new shows. There was the rush to tape WM and the Raw after, and someone on here theorized a shelter-in-place order is coming down in the area where the Performance Center is located soon. Gotta believe we’re going to be getting “Best of” shows sooner than later, which, honestly, would be fine by me.

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« Reply #92 on: March 26, 2020, 08:07:18 AM »
I just read and was just about to post that Orange County, Florida (where Performance Center) has Shelter in Place, in effect until April 9th and WWE has taped all of their TV up through April 6th.

So it kind of confirms a few TRTSMer's suspicions that someone in the county has close ties to WWE?

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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #93 on: March 26, 2020, 08:44:24 AM »
April 6th would be RAW after WrestleMania. Assuming this pandemic hasn't calmed down in next two weeks (SORRY TRUMP), I think WWE's best off airing best of's after that. That period after WrestleMania is lame enough with an audience, can't imagine how bad those shows would be with the current setup.

Knowing Vince though, he'll probably just move to  WWE to Fire Lake Casino like UFC was going to.

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« Reply #94 on: March 26, 2020, 08:52:29 AM »
The period of WWE between after WM until the build to Summerslam starts is usually the worst time of the company with last year being particularly bad. So, best of shows or anything would be better with a hiatus all together being ideal for me.

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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #95 on: March 26, 2020, 09:32:26 AM »
This is going to last too long, and get way too bad for them to keep doing shows after next week or so.


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« Reply #96 on: March 26, 2020, 09:46:10 AM »
I guess they filmed the Raw after WM today.

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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #97 on: March 26, 2020, 02:18:19 PM »
I  watched some clips today and theres something so bad about almost all young talent playing to empty seats like everything is normal. Need more goldbergs stomping out to insult steel doors worldwide and not playing to an empty arena.

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Re: WWE in the Time of the Pandemic (3/9/20 till ?????)
« Reply #99 on: March 27, 2020, 03:05:00 PM »
Bros theres something magical about watching a tamina stands tall segment happen in front of no audience