gaaboard.com

Non GAA Discussion => General discussion => Topic started by: longball on September 21, 2007, 11:04:09 AM

Title: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on September 21, 2007, 11:04:09 AM
Whats everyones thoughts of the current WWE programme?
not too big into wrestling anymore but used to be> back in the day of The Rock, Stone Cold, Mankind, The Undertaker, mystery of darkness time, and the Corporation, DX inclusive of HHH, Road Dogg, X Pac and BA Billy Gunn, Edge & Christan, Chris Jerico, Benoit, the hardys 4et

From what i can see now that Baptisa seems to be getting pushed as this young 2 time world champion but truth is dude is around 40!
Also Cena and Orton seem to be the best two in the show and their rivarly could be a good story line
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: tintin25 on September 21, 2007, 11:52:10 AM
It's pretty dire these days....Cena has been champ for far too long but to be honest there is really no-one else who would be believable as champ. I think they are gonna try and push Orton and Kennedy more into the limelight! The Great Khali is a joke!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on September 21, 2007, 12:13:46 PM
Khali is terrible.
The problem with Cena is that although he is capable of putting on a good match, the suspense is gone as nobody believes he is going to lose a match.

Orton however will beat him at the next event, through dastardly cheating means.
If not thats 3 clean wins in a row for Cena in this feud and Ortons credibility is gone.


With the recent suspensions, deaths (Benoit, Guerrero) injuries (HBK, Lashley), retirements (RVD, Big Show) and people jumping to TNA (Angle and Christian) they need a new big star and strong rumours suggest Chris Jericho will be back in the ring next month. That will be something to watch, the best cocky asshole character ever in my opinion.

I personally think the biggest loss of recent times was Kurt Angle, a great wrestler and brilliant character, be it good guy or bad.

Now that HHH is back they need Cena to lose a few matches to spread the list of evenly matched potential champions out a bit rather that have a "who does Cene feud with and beat next" list.
I'd have Cena, Orton, Kennedy, Triple H, Umaga, Lashley, Jericho and John Morrison all in that group.

Smackdown spreads it about more but lets be honest, its the secondary show, its all about RAW.

The sad thing about all this is that I'm 31  8)
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on September 21, 2007, 01:27:40 PM
ur proud like me ur holiness were into it big at a younger age and still take an odd look to keep uptodate though im only 21  8)
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on September 21, 2007, 01:34:31 PM
anybody for the smackdown tour in Belfast 4 and 5th of oct. tickets on sale 2moro for the 5th!!!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on September 21, 2007, 01:47:23 PM
Actually the opposite Longball, didnt have sky till I got married.
Used to watch in the good old day with Hogan and Ultimate warrior in a freinds house but not regularly, only really started watching regularly in 2000, good light hearted messing ideal for a hangover on a saturday morning.

Not going to Belfast, went a few times in Dublin, wouldnt be mad on the non televised events, all very predictable.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on September 21, 2007, 01:52:46 PM
aye i no what u mean i was gonna get up and book tickets but think it wudnt be that great- ive never been before thou and mitent get the chance again-

i used to enjoy the group funds ie Mystery of Darkness Vs Corporation
DX Vs Corporation
Nation of domination Vs Everyone lol
With Stone Cold kicking all their asses lol
The rock was great compeitor who was very witty> who is this ruddy poo?

Even years before that Ted Diabosi Millian Dollar Corporation was great
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on September 21, 2007, 02:10:33 PM
But the thing is with Cena - once he is beat - it will be a big deal - and it will help elevate the guy who beat him
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on September 21, 2007, 02:19:13 PM
But the thing is with Cena - once he is beat - it will be a big deal - and it will help elevate the guy who beat him

Bar Orton i cant see anybody really being fit for this role.

Ive missed large periods down thru the years so what ever happened (some could still be on show  :-[ ) :-
Brock Lesner
Chris Jerico
Edge
The Bogeyman
Val Venis


Also something that has really been bugging me- is JBL really the same person that was in the ABA?? they look nothing alike!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: tintin25 on September 21, 2007, 02:50:08 PM
But the thing is with Cena - once he is beat - it will be a big deal - and it will help elevate the guy who beat him

Bar Orton i cant see anybody really being fit for this role.

Ive missed large periods down thru the years so what ever happened (some could still be on show  :-[ ) :-
Brock Lesner
Chris Jerico
Edge
The Bogeyman
Val Venis



Also something that has really been bugging me- is JBL really the same person that was in the ABA?? they look nothing alike!


I'm probably in the boat as yourself in that I watched it around the mid nineties up until 1998...lost interest and saw footage from 2003 onwards. Lesnar left to pursue an american football career...think he know operates on the japanese wrestling circuit. He was awsome from what I can remember. Yes, JBL is the same Bradshaw from ABA...He shaved the beard! Edge is injured at the mo.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on September 24, 2007, 11:20:48 AM
Ive missed large periods down thru the years so what ever happened (some could still be on show  :-[ ) :-
Brock Lesner
Chris Jerico
Edge
The Bogeyman
Val Venis
Also something that has really been bugging me- is JBL really the same person that was in the ABA?? they look nothing alike!

Brock Lesnar, left to become a professional American footballer, failed miserably.
Now wrestles the odd match in Japan and recently wrestled Kurt Angle over there.
Rumoured to be possibly returning to TNA the rival promotion who now have Angle, Rhino, Christian, Kevin Nash and more.

Chris Jericho left to become an international rock star,failed miserably.
Rumoured to be returning to WWE next month.

Edge, one of the biggest characters at the moment and held the championship belt a few times in the last year or so, injured at the moment.

The Boogeyman, still there, but in a lesser role. On the ECW brand of the company.

Val Venis, think he is still there, only gets a run out on Heat or the likes.

JBL is the same guy alright, held the championship for a good while as a bad guy when he "transformed" a great character as the arrogant p***k sort of guy.

Retired a few months back and now commentates.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on September 25, 2007, 05:10:19 AM
Is this to do with Jericho - I hope so


http://video.tinypic.com/player.php?v=102mkqo&s=2
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on September 25, 2007, 12:47:44 PM
I think it is, popular man round your neck of the woods I'd say Gabriel!
That clip was played on RAW last night
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on October 02, 2007, 09:59:30 PM
Color me unhappy

Quote
Cena out with pec tear, must surrender WWE Championship
By Bryan Robinson
Written: October 2, 2007

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – WWE Champion John Cena has suffered a complete tear of his right pectoral tendon and is heading into surgery, according to noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Because of the seriousness of the injury, WWE officials will not allow Cena to compete this Sunday at No Mercy, and he will have no choice but to surrender the title.

Dr. Andrews said Cena could miss between six and eight months of action. Cena was injured during his match with Mr. Kennedy Monday night on Raw. According to WWE physician Dr. Ferdinand Rios, Cena's injury was more serious than initially thought.

"He has a complete tear of his pectoralus major muscle," Rios said. "Because he’s so big, [the tendon tear] is behind the muscle. It was hard to diagnose."

Rios said Cena will be hospitalized for a few days to learn the rehabilitation procedure he must undergo. His arm will be immobilized for a week and then therapists may allow him to start moving it so that the arm doesn't become stiff.

Rios said that Cena is so dedicated to WWE that he wouldn't be surprised to see him return sooner than later.

"I suspect that John might be able to come back sooner [than most people with this injury], as he’ll train vigorously," Rios said.

Before visiting Dr. Andrews, Cena had said last night, “No matter how serious the injury, one way or another I’ll be ready to compete on Sunday.”

But despite Cena’s vow, WWE officials will not allow him to compete at No Mercy. Therefore, he must surrender the WWE Championship.

WWE officials vow that there will be a WWE Championship Match this Sunday at No Mercy and a new WWE Champion will be crowned.

Stay with WWE.com for further updates on Cena’s condition and on No Mercy as they become available.

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on October 03, 2007, 09:39:17 AM
No doubt he will take it back soon after recovering, however it does make for an interesting few months with several evenly matched guys battling it out.

Pity he lost it like this though, it will look like the chasing pack are fighting over the title till Cena returns, would have been better had he lost it in the ring.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on October 08, 2007, 08:23:39 PM
So did ye see no mercy?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: whiskeysteve on October 09, 2007, 04:19:02 PM
The Repo Man - Now he was an underhand schister
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on October 09, 2007, 04:20:26 PM
I did indeed your holiness - slightly disappointed Jericho wasn't there

HBK was back last night

the Last Man Standing match was very very good
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on October 09, 2007, 05:55:50 PM
Yeah the punjab prison match was muck but to be expected.
A clever way to put the title on Orton. Especially considering the whole plan was only devised during the week.
Interesting that HBK returned, I heard he was seriously considering calling it a day.
I am glad that Jericho wasnt rushed back, they had obviously planned a long build up to his return, glad they didnt panic with Cenas injury and throw him straight in.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on November 09, 2007, 09:52:02 PM
10 years ago today

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=IxSSgYxyApM
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on November 19, 2007, 09:27:53 PM
So - did anyone see Survivor Series - I didn't - sounded like pure muck though

Jericho returning tonight
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: stew on November 19, 2007, 09:35:19 PM
Is that tosser from Green Bay still involved in that rasslin craic?

Hurler. I might have a ticket for ye, face value. You owe me several pints of black if I land it.

 













Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on November 19, 2007, 09:48:41 PM
He's from Two Rivers stew

I'll get you more than several pints
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on November 19, 2007, 10:18:55 PM
Not a hope I'm clicking that - it's the RickRoll one
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Stalin on November 20, 2007, 03:40:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06_J7iA2oe0&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06_J7iA2oe0&feature=related)
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: stew on November 20, 2007, 03:54:21 AM
He's from Two Rivers stew

I'll get you more than several pints

I used to have a Retail Store there in TR, it is a lovely wee place, right on Lake Michigan as well.

I will get ye sorted but a pint will be fine, no need to go mad now.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on November 20, 2007, 07:45:18 AM
JERICHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on November 20, 2007, 02:36:40 PM

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Iceman on November 20, 2007, 02:59:09 PM
Lesnar is training with Miletich fighting systems and makes his UFC cagefighting debut at UFC 81 in February against the former Heavyweight champion Frank Mir.

Lesnar has been fighting on small professional MMA shows, getting paid petty purses and has now made it to the UFC.  He could be a major contender and is definitely an amazing athlete.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on November 22, 2007, 09:03:43 AM
Survivor Series wasnt great, liked the ECW 3 way match.
Y2J is back!! Great comeback too.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Claw on November 22, 2007, 10:56:50 AM
dont like the way Jericho was goin on, 'i want that belt around this beautiful waste' and 'this sexy man' etc. Randy Orton is the only up and coming star in the WWE, god help us when the aul lads retire.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on November 22, 2007, 11:02:14 AM
Jericho to save the WWE.  Never a truer word spoken.  WWE has been terrible for ages, about time Jericho is back.  Now all we need is the return of Christian.

Also had to laugh at the conversation between Finlay and Vince.  Vince saying something like your not Irish your from Belfast and Finlay saying he will get out a map and show Vince exactly where Belfast is!  Also Vince saying his family are originaly from County Clare.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on November 22, 2007, 06:14:52 PM
dont like the way Jericho was goin on, 'i want that belt around this beautiful waste' and 'this sexy man' etc. Randy Orton is the only up and coming star in the WWE, god help us when the aul lads retire.

He always said that stuff before, assclown  ;)

Re Orton being the only up and coming star, I strongly disagree.
Theres Kennedy for a start, huge potential.
MVP, hugely talented and great character.
Carlito, good character if given some credibility.
John Morrison, CM Punk and the Miz from ECW all look decent.
And many more I wont go into.
Cody Rhodes can f**k off though  ;)
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on November 22, 2007, 11:11:05 PM
dont like the way Jericho was goin on, 'i want that belt around this beautiful waste' and 'this sexy man' etc. Randy Orton is the only up and coming star in the WWE, god help us when the aul lads retire.

He always said that stuff before, assclown  ;)

Re Orton being the only up and coming star, I strongly disagree.
Theres Kennedy for a start, huge potential.
MVP, hugely talented and great character.
Carlito, good character if given some credibility.
John Morrison, CM Punk and the Miz from ECW all look decent.
And many more I wont go into.
Cody Rhodes can f**k off though  ;)

Seriously the Miz?  He is as annoying as f**k.  Nothing impressive.  Carlito isn't either also doesn't seem to be motivated and rumour has it he has handed in his notice.  MVP is very good but is in his 30's so isn't the future of the WWE.  I cant stand Kennedy, not as good on the Mic as people make out and isn't that brilliant in the ring either.  CM Punk is good though.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on November 22, 2007, 11:20:32 PM
Carlito is gone - he's jobbing to Hornswoggle FFS
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on November 23, 2007, 08:40:05 AM
Re jobbing to Hornswoggle, Jericho would have been doing that 5 years ago.
Rule nothing out.

Theres always a big star around the corner, I didnt even mention Lashley who is due back soon.

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Claw on November 29, 2007, 01:52:07 PM
dont like the way Jericho was goin on, 'i want that belt around this beautiful waste' and 'this sexy man' etc. Randy Orton is the only up and coming star in the WWE, god help us when the aul lads retire.

He always said that stuff before, assclown  ;)

Re Orton being the only up and coming star, I strongly disagree.
Theres Kennedy for a start, huge potential.
MVP, hugely talented and great character.
Carlito, good character if given some credibility.
John Morrison, CM Punk and the Miz from ECW all look decent.
And many more I wont go into.
Cody Rhodes can f**k off though  ;)

Seriously the Miz?  He is as annoying as f**k.  Nothing impressive.  Carlito isn't either also doesn't seem to be motivated and rumour has it he has handed in his notice.  MVP is very good but is in his 30's so isn't the future of the WWE.  I cant stand Kennedy, not as good on the Mic as people make out and isn't that brilliant in the ring either.  CM Punk is good though.
I suppose i remeber Jerico as a good wrestler, not going on with that sh1te.
John Morrison - good wrestler, zero personality, The Miz - Horseshit. CM Punk - like him. Carlito - He was probably messed around a bit but wasnt good enough anyway.
Kennedy, I like, MVP, not a big fan but a good wrestler in fairness (did u hear he spent 9 years in jail?)
Cena - good actor, horrible wrestler.
Forgot about Lashley alright, I'll give you that one, himself and Orton for the future.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on November 29, 2007, 03:11:27 PM
So who is going to make the breakthrough next year and take the championships for the first time?

Forget the ECW one, I'm talking WWE and World heavyweight.

I'm going for Kennedy and Lashley. That would actually be a great feud for the title.

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on November 29, 2007, 04:06:16 PM
So who is going to make the breakthrough next year and take the championships for the first time?

Forget the ECW one, I'm talking WWE and World heavyweight.

I'm going for Kennedy and Lashley. That would actually be a great feud for the title.



Kennedy will be up there with a chance, I dint know if hes good enough to beat the likes of Batista though.  Finlays time is coming soon though, I see him with his technical skills going on to win the Royal Rumble and main eventing Wrestlemania.  Can you imagine the celebrations through out our country if he won the world title, it would be on par with the celebrations from when Ireland were in Italia '90.  The pubs would be full for days with the celebrations and Finlay would be a national hero.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on November 30, 2007, 09:29:58 AM
So who is going to make the breakthrough next year and take the championships for the first time?

Forget the ECW one, I'm talking WWE and World heavyweight.

I'm going for Kennedy and Lashley. That would actually be a great feud for the title.



Kennedy will be up there with a chance, I dint know if hes good enough to beat the likes of Batista though.  Finlays time is coming soon though, I see him with his technical skills going on to win the Royal Rumble and main eventing Wrestlemania.  Can you imagine the celebrations through out our country if he won the world title, it would be on par with the celebrations from when Ireland were in Italia '90.  The pubs would be full for days with the celebrations and Finlay would be a national hero.

I sense sarcasm.
Did you hear JBL refer to him as being from "north ireland". Tony would approve  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on November 30, 2007, 01:11:50 PM
Well "north Ireland" it is.  Noticed that too.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 24, 2008, 04:26:51 PM
Any of ye lads getting the Royal Rumble on Sunday night?

Hardy has been on some tear the last few weeks
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on January 24, 2008, 04:29:10 PM
I'll be getting it in.

Orton will beat Hardy.

Edge will beat Mysterio.

Triple H to win the Rumble.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 24, 2008, 04:35:30 PM
This and WM are the only 2 shows I order a year - get the rest on torrents. Paying for WWE24/7 on demand is enough of a strain on the wallet

I think Taker will win myself - agree with the other 2 though
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 24, 2008, 06:23:49 PM
Finlay's got a new t-shirt out


Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: stew on January 24, 2008, 07:12:20 PM
Finlay's got a new t-shirt out





I saw the ad on tv about this Finlay, they were talking up his oirishness and decided that he loved ' a belfast brawl'

I didnt realize that a crowd of shafties breaking bottles over some poor b******* melon was legal in fake rasslin!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 24, 2008, 08:36:13 PM
He's "fighting" in a "Belfast Brawl" this week on Friday night

I think he ends up lamping the other fella over the head with a chair about 20 times
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 28, 2008, 02:09:53 PM
Well that was a shocker  :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on January 28, 2008, 02:15:38 PM
Well that was a shocker  :o :o :o :o :o

Yes indeed it was. Not expected at all.

Even the internet rumour mill didnt predict this one.

So close with my predictions too  >:(
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 28, 2008, 02:16:25 PM
I know - all the word last week was that he was gone until May at least
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on January 28, 2008, 02:21:34 PM
Wheres this Finlay storyline going anyway?
"deals" with McMahon, he was disqualified last night for jumping in before his time.

Its either leading up to Finlay V McMahon for Wrestlemania or Finlay turning on the wee guy.


Good to see Roddy Piper in tip top condition  :o
 
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 28, 2008, 02:35:52 PM
No idea about Finlay - I don't like him in this role anyway

Edge vs Rey was good - the finish was nice
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Puckoon on February 05, 2008, 05:47:21 AM
Monday night Raw, how the WWE has changed. Mr Kennedy and some dude that looks like Oscar Cobblepot. Who the feck are these guys? I hear that Rick Whoooooo Flair is still knocking about? Great stuff. Bring back the days of D Generation X, the Undertaker, Stone Cold and  "The most electrifying move in sports entertainment today!" Good God JR, its the Phenom!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on February 20, 2008, 07:47:59 PM
anybody c no way out? i havent but seen cum clips of it on youtube and Maywather clocked big show very funny. anyone know where i could watch this in full on the net? www.tv-links.cc doesnt have it yet
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 20, 2008, 09:38:42 PM
http://galaxiawrestling.blogspot.com/2008/02/wwe-no-way-out-2008-em-trfego.html
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on February 21, 2008, 10:02:27 AM
Mayweather got a few legit punches in there, broke Big Shows nose.

Due to have a match at wrestlemania, not sure if boxing or wrestling. Big show did a lot of boxing training to loose the weight while he was off.




Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on February 21, 2008, 10:51:04 PM
seemed to be real punches as well not faked very good. thought elimation chambers were good the one which HHH the best thou
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on March 11, 2008, 01:25:24 PM
way to fcuk your career up Jeff

http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/jeffhardysuspended
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on March 11, 2008, 01:27:37 PM
Cant open that link, whats in it?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: SammyG on March 11, 2008, 04:04:27 PM
Cant open that link, whats in it?

"STAMFORD, Conn. – In accordance with its Substance Abuse and Drug Testing Policy, WWE has suspended Jeff Hardy for 60 days, for his second violation of the company’s policy. "
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Claw on March 11, 2008, 04:26:01 PM
Has that anythin to do with him losing the intercontinental, ie, is the reason he lost because he has to serve a suspension? Some gombeen, he was on the road to the top!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on March 11, 2008, 04:43:27 PM
you have to think it is
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DirtyDozen12 on March 12, 2008, 11:33:38 AM
Any word on how the Big Show / Mayweather weigh in went on Monday night Raw is War? 

What is the craic with this match anyway, anyone know if it is a wrestling match or a boxing match or a combination of the 2 if there is such a possible thing  :-\
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: thejuice on March 12, 2008, 12:23:37 PM
if it were somehow possible that these lads actually fought, I think it would be interesting to see who wins between speed against size. I reckon tho that Mayweather would have to go for the big shows knees. If the big show got his hands on Mayweathr I reckon he'd break him in half if it were permitted and if he felt like it.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: corn02 on March 12, 2008, 01:10:39 PM
At Wrestlemania a few years ago Butterbean fought Bart Gunn in a legit match. If you have a chance youtube it, Butterbean lands some incredible punches in the short  ;) match.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DirtyDozen12 on March 12, 2008, 01:13:04 PM
At Wrestlemania a few years ago Butterbean fought Bart Gunn in a legit match. If you have a chance youtube it, Butterbean lands some incredible punches in the short  ;) match.

I mind that fight, it was over in about 10 seconds, Bart Gunn never had a prayer, he got knocked the f**k out!!  What a turd Butterbean is but if he caught you with one, theres not to many men who would be standing after it! 
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on March 27, 2008, 06:54:28 PM
wrestlemania this sunday anybody any thoughts of how this event will go down. big show mayweather fight should be good. where could i watch this online?? dont wanta have to pay box office  :-[ :-[ :-[ :P
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on March 27, 2008, 07:15:57 PM
it's only 15 quid for you - it's over 30 for me  >:(
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Mutley on March 27, 2008, 08:45:26 PM
Cant open that link, whats in it?

"STAMFORD, Conn. – In accordance with its Substance Abuse and Drug Testing Policy, WWE has suspended Jeff Hardy for 60 days, for his second violation of the company’s policy. "


This is just sad. I am a big fan of his, or rather I was. I cannot allow myself to get sucked in by this guy anymore, he has lost my support however i wish him well. Steroids kill you in the end.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on March 27, 2008, 11:01:01 PM
it was painkillers
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Claw on March 27, 2008, 11:01:52 PM
I'd say he'd be more of a cocaine man myself...
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Claw on March 27, 2008, 11:03:29 PM
Sorry, GH's post wasnt up when I was posting. I was just presuming.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Mutley on March 27, 2008, 11:09:44 PM
it was painkillers

He is also on the juice.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on March 28, 2008, 06:56:31 AM
it was painkillers

He is also on the juice.

You a doctor of his or something?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: thejuice on March 28, 2008, 10:27:51 AM
it was painkillers

He is also on the juice.

whow, dont get me involved, i dont know Jeff Hardy, never met him, ok
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: stew on March 28, 2008, 04:05:19 PM
it was painkillers

He is also on the juice.

whow, dont get me involved, i dont know Jeff Hardy, never met him, ok

Are most of these bhoys not on steroids???? didnt one of them go nuts about a year ago and kill his wife  and kids and then himself?

These men are too big to all be clean.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on March 31, 2008, 03:13:17 PM
So who watched the show last night?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: AZOffaly on March 31, 2008, 03:34:28 PM
Who won between Pretty Boy Floyd and Big show?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: blasmere on March 31, 2008, 04:37:50 PM
Who won between Pretty Boy Floyd and Big show?

http://blog.mlive.com/chronicle/2008/03/mayweather_knocks_out_big_show.html

Still unbeaten!!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Puckoon on March 31, 2008, 09:32:22 PM
The swanton bomb.


How terrible was "the most electrifying move in sports entertainment today" when it was all boiled down. The peoples elbow. Loved the rock. Hated that move.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DirtyDozen12 on March 31, 2008, 09:41:56 PM
Who won between Pretty Boy Floyd and Big show?

http://blog.mlive.com/chronicle/2008/03/mayweather_knocks_out_big_show.html

Still unbeaten!!

Pretty boy taking down the Big Slow!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swlNl7ekqVk
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on April 01, 2008, 01:45:57 PM
Not a bad show. Shocked to see Orton retain, pleasantly shocked, nobody saw that coming.

Dissapointed to see the mayweather v big show fight with so much inteference and twists.

Should have just let them go at it, although I did think when mayweather agreed to the match it would be on condition that he won.

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Iceman on April 01, 2008, 05:17:22 PM
didnt see it coming - its normal triple threat result

the two guys people might want to win end up both losing

same script from when i used to watch the wrastling 10 years ago
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on April 01, 2008, 05:34:13 PM
didnt see it coming - its normal triple threat result

the two guys people might want to win end up both losing

same script from when i used to watch the wrastling 10 years ago

But for wrestlemania, when a bad guy has hung on to the belt for a while, its very unusual for him to retain.

If this happened at the last pay per view leading up to wrestlemania I would not have been surprised in the slightest, but this was most unusual for wrestlemania.

Check how many bad guy, current champs have retained the main belt at wrestlemania.
Its a small percentage.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 01, 2008, 05:39:29 PM
How about the Nature Boy?

End of an era
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on April 01, 2008, 06:44:39 PM
How about the Nature Boy?

End of an era

Legend, tear to the eye stuff.

Pulled out the stops with a great last performance too.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 01, 2008, 07:54:24 PM
How about the Nature Boy?

End of an era

Legend, tear to the eye stuff.

Pulled out the stops with a great last performance too.


Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on June 25, 2008, 04:57:09 PM
big surprise to see HHH go to Smackdown
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on June 26, 2008, 10:48:49 AM
The much needed boost Smackdown needed, getting a bit boring with only Edge,Undertaker and Batista realistic challengers.

I'd expect Umaga and Mr Kenndy to be in the title picture as well as HHH

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: thejuice on June 26, 2008, 11:15:57 AM
Vladimir Kozlov,

Saw him 'head' another bloke the other night. Was funny as hell, I'd say he injured him, not like a wrestling injury but a real one.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on June 27, 2008, 11:55:38 AM
whats the deal with the set collapsing onto Vince McMahon?

I'd say it will lead to a change of character which will see the end of the weekly money giveaway
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on June 27, 2008, 02:54:23 PM
whats the deal with the set collapsing onto Vince McMahon?

I'd say it will lead to a change of character which will see the end of the weekly money giveaway

exactly
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Puckoon on August 22, 2008, 04:31:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUftsjUzqzw&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUftsjUzqzw&feature=related)


Little Friday Pick me up.

Trish Stratus Vs Stacy Keibler  - Bra and Panties match....
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on August 22, 2008, 04:35:08 PM
Trish in second place and Stacy in first are the finest women to ever wrestle.
Stacys legs were amazing, and her moms got it going on  ;)

Good summerslam, but the ending was so fake looking I cringed.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on August 22, 2008, 04:37:52 PM
Trish in second place and Stacy in first are the finest women to ever wrestle.
Stacys legs were amazing, and her moms got it going on  ;)

Good summerslam, but the ending was so fake looking I cringed.

The HIAC match was pure ket
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on August 22, 2008, 05:13:38 PM
I enjoyed the HIAC, but the end bit ruined it for me.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on September 08, 2008, 03:56:38 PM
so - a new ECW champ and a new World Heavyweight champ?

Who'd have thought that would be the ending?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on November 06, 2008, 05:08:20 PM
Bought a WM25 ticket this morning
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on November 06, 2008, 08:24:03 PM
Bought a WM25 ticket this morning

I am quite jealous Gabriel, will make it over one day to see the show.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on November 06, 2008, 08:46:17 PM
I've been to umpteen Smackdown and Raw tapings and even a PPV a few years back - the one that had John Cena vs Edge in a TLC match - but never made it to 'Mania. And I have to say - I'm greatly looking forward to it

I've been saving up for this for a while (the joys of being single) and I plan to make a good weekend of it - with the Hall of Fame ceremony the night before and Raw the night after
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Medic on November 06, 2008, 09:39:05 PM
i used to be mad about wwe/raw but i think tna is probably more extreme and now i much prefer watching it over wwe. i would say ufc is now catching up rapidly in popualrity with boxing and wrestling and is definitely my favourite combat sports :)
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on November 24, 2008, 12:26:14 PM
I'm hoping they've something bigger in store for jericho i.e. calling Stone Cold outta retirement for Mania. But maybe i'm gettin my hopes up too high.
With all the rumours of Austin coming back for one last match, who else would make a good opponent?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on November 24, 2008, 01:22:12 PM
Kennedy



































Kennedy
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on November 24, 2008, 02:19:49 PM
Yeah, know they're supposed to be good mates but think Kennedy been off too long now and wouldn't give much time to give the slow build necessary for such a big comeback.
apparently Austin only gonna agree to comeback if its near perfect storyline. Hope he doesn't have to try to drag a watchable match outta Hogan.
He'd be some legend for Orton to try to kill....
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on December 15, 2008, 11:48:42 AM
Two good title matches last night and great to see Hardy get the big win at last. Was sure they were gonna hold off til Mania for it. No idea what the Mania main events are gonna be now.
Off to the US for few months backpacking in Jan and got tics for the Rumble and Mania so can't feckin wait now!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on December 15, 2008, 03:32:12 PM
Big risk for the 'E putting the strap on Hardy - we'll see how he reacts.

Punk and Rey had a great match as well
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on December 15, 2008, 05:42:23 PM
Hardy had to get it, the story has being building, but they are afraid to risk him headlining wrestlemania, so they gave it to him on a smaller ppv in plenty of time to lose it in time to bring in the big guns at WM.

thats my opinion anyway.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on December 15, 2008, 07:43:14 PM
Just hope they don't have another RVD on their hands!
There's defo money to be made by a Jeff v heel Matt headlining Wrestlemania in a year or 2 reflecting the classic Bret/Owen matches which made me a wrestling fan in the 1st place.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: BallyhaiseMan on December 15, 2008, 07:53:39 PM
always liked the storylines involving large heel stables against the Hero Babyface
The Corporation V Rock/Austin/Taker/Kane etc
even liked the Invasion storyline,which no-one seem to like.
I think the storylines have been piss poor for years now though.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 08, 2009, 06:44:06 PM
Got my Hall of Fame tickets this morning

It's turning into quite the expensive weekend
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on January 08, 2009, 07:08:26 PM
Where'd you get the tickets from Gabriel and how much did they sting ya? Might invest in one myself.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 08, 2009, 07:15:03 PM
Got Smackdown versus Raw for the playstation there and have been playing it flat out the last while...

Its getting me in the mood to start watching wrestling again, I remember when I was in school I would check the website on the tuesday for the rundown on what happened on raw te previous night and then friday fr the smackdown then watch them on sky that weekend... Is there still a website that gives you all the rundowns??
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on January 08, 2009, 07:17:02 PM
Aye, try rajah.com or wrestlingobserver.com. good columns and writers too.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 08, 2009, 07:25:07 PM
Where'd you get the tickets from Gabriel and how much did they sting ya? Might invest in one myself.

$70

Here - http://www.houstontoyotacenter.com/events/event_837.php#

Click pre-sale and enter the password LEGEND
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 08, 2009, 07:32:17 PM
Is there anywhere you can stream episodes of raw and smackdown?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on January 08, 2009, 07:36:11 PM
Cheers man!
Must make that happen. Guessin it'll be Austin's big night so would be pretty amazin.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: cavan4ever on January 08, 2009, 07:39:52 PM
Try Justin Tv Nail
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Medic on January 08, 2009, 07:42:46 PM
slightly off topic - found some classic matches between goldberg and sid vicious back in the good old days of wcw

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cXIBt3kvMhM
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_stgr1uaeQ4&feature=related

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zi8jodUPQuk

i used to love watching goldberg's matches in wcw and even in wwf or as it's now known as wwe. too bad he has retired

anyone watch tna on bravo... imo it offers a refreshing new take on wrestling entertainment
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: corn02 on January 08, 2009, 11:15:17 PM
Is there anywhere you can stream episodes of raw and smackdown?

The good old days - Royal Rumble and a carry-out - we hadn;t been introduced by that stage so i ignorewd you!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 13, 2009, 05:03:44 PM
Steve Austin has been confirmed as the first member of this years Hall of Fame class

Maybe a match the night after - you never know??
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: screenexile on January 13, 2009, 05:15:49 PM
Took a notion of watching some of the million s (AND MILLIONS) of the Rock's youtube videos over Chrstmas. To my mind he was the best I ever seen and his command of crowds and the microphone will probably never been equalled. Having said that it will also be a long time until you get the same kind of mix of personalties that would feed off eachother as well as back in those day.


Foley, Stonecold, Angle, Triple H, The Big Show and the Rock (Not to mention Kane/Undertaker who maybe just weren't as good but better than what I'v seen recently) were all great wrestlers and seem to be better than what the WWE have been churning out this last while. If you get a spare few minutes you should check out the Rock's 'strudel' speech with Lillian! Oh and I was actually at that ;)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hf-qqc1J_eo (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hf-qqc1J_eo)
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on January 14, 2009, 08:29:06 AM
Kurt Angle, best ever. Bar none.

Watched the Angle v Benoit Royal Rumble classic from a few years back last night, brilliant stuff.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on January 15, 2009, 04:50:27 PM
Hopefully Angle will resign with WWE later this year when his TNA contract expires. Him and CM Punk could have a classic to rival the Benoit matches. Could certainly watch another Angle-Michaels feud too.
Michaels sorta wasted this year at Mania if they're gonna drag the JBL feud out til then, although the pair are selling the story pretty well cuz JBL has few equals on the mike. Am sure it'll be the match of JBL's career.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 15, 2009, 05:58:12 PM
Watched some of those clips of the Rock there the other night, they are a laugh, I had forgot a lot of the stuff, have been going about caling people jabroneys!!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on January 19, 2009, 04:06:45 PM
Does anyone on if Royal Rumble is gonna be pay per view or is it on sky sports?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on January 19, 2009, 05:17:51 PM
Its on sky box office. Heading off to the states for 3 months this week so going to it live and can't feckin wait! Just watched the 1992 rumble to get in mood and its still a classic.
Prob a long shot, but is anyone else on here for it? Keep an eye out for an Armagh jersey bout 5th row!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 19, 2009, 06:39:33 PM
Anyone know of anywhere online where you can stream Raw and Smackdown?? Also are there torrents of old Royal Rumbles and the likes?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 19, 2009, 06:57:05 PM
I know there's a channel on Justin TV showing all the old stuff

most old shows are on various torrent sites
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 19, 2009, 07:00:25 PM
I know there's a channel on Justin TV showing all the old stuff

most old shows are on various torrent sites

Cheers Gab, will get a look when I go home, have never went on that Justin TV thing, does it update quickly?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 20, 2009, 04:01:11 PM
Vince took some kick to the head last night  :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 21, 2009, 12:16:57 AM
I've been reading that myself Noel


Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on January 21, 2009, 01:24:36 PM
Fermanagh might even get a double figure score some day if they had him!
Hope they're not building to Orton v Vince at Mania.
Jim Ross sayin few days ago that Austin is in no condition to take any bumps for a match so not gettin my hopes up any more. Though could it be just to add to the suspense? Hogan hasn't taken a big bump since Goldbergs jackhammer ten yrs ago and it never stopped him gettin a big payday!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on January 22, 2009, 04:17:18 AM
Would say you're not too far off there and hope your right about Orton - Austin
Would love to see Jericho - Undertaker for something fresh and they could kickstart it in the rumble match. Not too many fresh matches for Cena though.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 22, 2009, 11:32:22 AM
Tried tat Justin TV  but it didnt seem to have the old aw or Smackdown shows...

Ah well   :(
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 26, 2009, 10:12:52 AM
Good PPV last night I thought

Road to Wrestlemania starts now  ;D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: charlie stubbs on January 26, 2009, 09:04:23 PM
who won royal rumble?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Tommy Tight Lips on January 26, 2009, 09:24:28 PM
the legend killer randy orton!!!his dad headlined the first ever wrestlemania,now 25 years later.....
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: charlie stubbs on January 26, 2009, 09:46:13 PM
the great cowboy bob??the legend killer strikes again!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on January 26, 2009, 09:56:09 PM
Go on Randy!
The whole show mighta been a bit predictable, other than matt hardys heel turn, but have to say it was a class experience live. RVD prob got the biggest pop from what i could tell cuz he's from just outside detroit. Santino marella was also massively over. Was hopin they were gonna have him shock the world by dumpin some of the big guys outta the rumble but at least he has his own rumble record now!
Is it gonna be shawn v undertaker at Mania now?
Apparently Micky Rourke is gonna face Jericho now which should get massive publicity. No better man than Jericho to sell that feud!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: anportmorforjfc on January 27, 2009, 11:40:22 AM
it Will be edge + matt hardy vs Christian + Jeff Hardy at wrestlemania
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on January 27, 2009, 01:10:26 PM
Good ppv, great turn by Matt Hardy, and delighted to see Orton win the Rumble.
Not very often that the bad guys wins this one.

Whats all the Christian talk? Is he due back?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: anportmorforjfc on January 27, 2009, 01:12:11 PM
I heard that he was meant to win the rumble but everyone knew about it so it didn't happen.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 28, 2009, 06:04:16 PM
Whats all the Christian talk? Is he due back?

Yeah - his TNA contract expired in November - and has resigned with WWE. Everyone assumed he was the one behind the incidents on Jeff Hardy.

 As has Gail Kim - but that's for another time


And as for Monday night -  brutal finish - way to blow up the best angle you've had in a year in one fell swoop
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on January 31, 2009, 12:35:55 AM
Lads mark my words by this time next year Randy Orton will be the biggest thing in the industry, maybe not on Austin/Rock/Hogan level, but he will be huge.

The Rumble was another great PPV, I'm sick of people saying how shite WWE has gone, because in my opinion its better now than anytime since the end of the attitude era which was in 2001.  2003/04 were terrible years.  They have been putting on a few very good storylines these past few months, for the first time ever I was interested in a JBL match, the storyline with Shawn Michaels is very good, also Orton/McMahon, Edge/Jeff, the stuff between Matt and Swagger which has now come to an end and a few other good storylines are pretty good too.  Also there are so many good young wrestlers coming through, Legacy is the best Stable in ages, Swagger looks good The Miz (who at one stage I couldn't stand) and Morrisson are the best tag team in ages and Dolph Lundrig's character is entertaining and funny in my opinion even if it is one dimensional.

Matt Hardy vs Swagger at the Rumble was good enough though not as good as their first effort on ECW a few weeks ago.  The ending to Cena/JBL was good too and the Womens match was the most entertaining in ages even if Malina was a bit sloppy in parts.  Edge vs Jeff Hardy was also very good and Jeff Hardy's spot on the ladder could have turned out a lot worse with him nearly botching it!  The finish was great and though I was hoping Christian would return this could work better with Matt turning heel.  Its about time Matt turned too, a small change of character now and a haircut could also do wonders for him! The Rumble match was the most enjoyable I have watched since 2001 though I haven't seen all of them since then.  I always thought it was stupid the way teams turn against each other in the Rumble match so it was a nice change and sensible that Legacy worked together.  Delighted Orton won, was worried Triple H would, though it was made sure he would look very strong in the Rumble.

The stuff between Orton/Vince last week on Raw was some of the most amazing TV I have seen in ages, and while at first I wasn't happy with the way Jericho was treated I now understand it had to happen so as to set up the following segment between Orton and Vince.  Then the final segment on this weeks Raw looked great when all the Raw ahem "superstars" came out on stage to see what was about to go down.  It really made Orton's character look great and showed how important this story was....of course knowing the McMahon's sometimes ego gets in the way and they nearly ruined everything when they had Shane McMahon come out and singlehandedly take apart the three members of Legacy and also attack two of the other wrestlers on the top of the stage.  Talk about making their talent looking weak, what were they thinking...I hope they can rectify that on this Monday's Raw and make Orton look strong again!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: TacadoirArdMhacha on February 08, 2009, 01:07:38 AM
The UK Broadcasting rights to World Wrestling Entertainment are up soon after 4 years and Sky (Sky Sports) may have a fight on their hands to secure a new deal with WWE. Virgin Media and Setanta Sports are both in line to battle for the rights to air the weekly broadcasts of RAW, Smackdown! and ECW as well as the monthly PPV's and specials. WWE Joined Sky Sports fully in 2002 after many years airing on the UK's fourth terrestrial Channel 4. The demise of WWE on Channel 4 was credited due to a number of things during the live edition of Royal Rumble 2000 Mae Young exposed herself live and soon after Channel 4 imposed a live delay on the PPV's this pretty much lead to a non-renew of contract and an outbid from Sky Sports. The Channel also aired commercials during the PPV which become increasily unpopular with fans.

WWE's tenure with Sky has not always been smooth sailing in 2003 Sky controversially refused WWE Armageddon making it the first WWE PPV not to be shown on Sky in years. Due to a contractual dispute with WWE (although the problem actually goes back as far as December 99' when Channel 4 outbidded Sky for 4 PPV events including Armageddon), Sky refused to broadcast the show, which meant that UK WWE fans weren't able to see it. However several weeks later a new WWE Box Office package was released and it still exists in the same form today in which UK fans pay for several of the PPV's such as Wrestlemania, Summerslam (£15/$30) etc while a nice number are free! in recent years Sky Box Office has began 3 for 2 offers toward the end of the year on PPV's. Sky Sports airs all WWE specials such as Saturday Nights Main event, three hour RAW's and one hour promotion clips from upcoming DVD releases. If that was not enough Sky airs WWE Vintage collection which replaced Heat in the UK in 2008.

Recently WWE announced 'This Week in WWE' and 'WWE Vintage Collection' will be moved to Eurosport in all its European territories excluding the UK further sign that Sky might win the rights. Setanta Sport are becoming a bigger threat to Sky signing many large football broadcasting contracts and not to mention being the UK home for UFC. Virgin Media on the other hand seem to be the less likely candidate although they did express interest several years back in fight Sky for the rights but that was when the company was known as NTL before Virgin purchased them in 2006.

Whoever gets the broadcasting rights to WWE has a heck of a lot of programming on their hands plus replays! only time will tell.

Was only ever 1 or 2 years on Channel 4 - remember well cos i got big into WWF at that stage, in fact a board regular useta tape Raw and Smackdown for me every week as we didn't have sky. The Mae Young thing was Channel 4's first PPV. To be honest it was no worse that what Channel 4 happily broadcast on Eurotrash for years. That Royal Rumble was the Cactus Jack v HHH street fight - superb match. 
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on February 08, 2009, 01:21:21 AM
I hope Sky get the rights again.  If Setenta did buy the rights, could I just order the PPV's when they come around or would I have to pay for the all the Setanta channels for the year?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Puckoon on February 08, 2009, 01:28:42 AM
Watched smackdown last night - was a couple good parts on it.

The undertaker and Triple H Beat the Edge and The Big Show in a tag team match after The Big Show knocked out his partner with a right hook!

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on February 08, 2009, 01:31:58 AM
Anyone ever watch TNA?  I struggle too, I think its brutal compared to WWE at the moment.  There is nothing on TNA that interests me except maybe MCMG and Styles.  TNA have really gone down hill in the last few years.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on February 08, 2009, 06:40:00 AM
Would only watch TNA if i'd read that there was something outta the ordinary from the likes of styles, joe, christian or angle. Seen the occasional good ppv match but most of the tv shows are hard work.
I see Jericho attacked a female fan tonight at a house show! Might be some serious fallout from that! Youtube vids up already.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on February 08, 2009, 12:17:10 PM
Wow, I cant believe that.  Great heel heat right there. ;D

Seriously though, will be interesting to hear what WWE have to say about this.  While none of us know exactly what any of the wrestlers are like outside of the ring it still seemes seriously out of character for Chris.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: corn02 on February 08, 2009, 12:59:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx6exr7yVws
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on February 08, 2009, 01:24:10 PM
Would only watch TNA if i'd read that there was something outta the ordinary from the likes of styles, joe, christian or angle. Seen the occasional good ppv match but most of the tv shows are hard work.
I see Jericho attacked a female fan tonight at a house show! Might be some serious fallout from that! Youtube vids up already.

I cant make out that video properly but does the video not suggest the female fan attacked Jericho and he just pushed her away and started screaming at security?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Our Nail Loney on February 08, 2009, 01:25:03 PM
Would only watch TNA if i'd read that there was something outta the ordinary from the likes of styles, joe, christian or angle. Seen the occasional good ppv match but most of the tv shows are hard work.
I see Jericho attacked a female fan tonight at a house show! Might be some serious fallout from that! Youtube vids up already.

I cant make out that video properly but does the video not suggest the female fan attacked Jericho and he just pushed her away and started screaming at security?

Is that the link above? Grainy to say the least...
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on February 08, 2009, 06:14:33 PM



Also, here's a clip of Orton leaving the same arena just moments later...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b5QIux9AG8

I stand corrected
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on February 08, 2009, 06:29:30 PM
Would imagine its very outta character for the real Chris and according to eyewitness reports he was strongly provoked by several people and security was a shambles. He'd provoked the crowd during the show sayin he hated what canada had become apparently but some idiots can't distinguish wwe from reality.
Hope this won't affect the big plans for him at Mania. Suspect the match with Rourke will still be on but they,re keepin it quiet til after the oscars. Don't really wanna see Flair tarnish his storybook retirement for one night.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 11, 2009, 12:59:29 PM
make sure you watch ECW this week - it's an instant classic
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: his holiness nb on February 11, 2009, 01:14:35 PM
make sure you watch ECW this week - it's an instant classic

tell me more!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 11, 2009, 01:39:10 PM
would rather not spoil it here

check WWE.com - you'll be surprised
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Our Nail Loney on February 12, 2009, 07:11:05 PM
Some of you are bound to know this: What song did the play after Eddie Guerrero had died and all the wrestlers were in the ring or something for a tribute to him??
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Our Nail Loney on February 12, 2009, 07:19:54 PM
think it was here without you by three doors down but not 100% on that
1
Yeah I just watched the video for the ong on you tube think that is deffo it, cheers, had been looking to download it for ages
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 12, 2009, 08:18:01 PM
It was originally Hurt by Johnny Cash - then it was changed to Here without You
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Our Nail Loney on February 12, 2009, 08:23:56 PM
It was originally Hurt by Johnny Cash - then it was changed to Here without You

Any of you got the Eddie DVD? Thinking about getting it...

You must have some wrestling DVDs Gab?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on February 12, 2009, 10:29:25 PM
Eddie one is a really good buy. Some good matches from wcw too. forgot how quality the match with brock was until i rewatched it.
bought the eddie dvd few yrs ago along with the benoit dvd on same day. sad to think about it, esp since it'll soon be 5 year anniversary of the two men ending wrestlemania 20 embracing which is one of my fav ever.
anyone bought the new flair one?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on February 12, 2009, 10:41:11 PM
It was originally Hurt by Johnny Cash - then it was changed to Here without You

Any of you got the Eddie DVD? Thinking about getting it...

You must have some wrestling DVDs Gab?

The Ladder match DVD and The Rise and Fall of ECW are brilliant DVDs
Also the DVDs on Bret Hart, RVD, HBK and Mick Foley are good too.

I want to get the DVDs on Brian Pillman, Piper and Mr. Perfect as well.  They are also making a DVD on Randy Savage which I never thought they would go through with but they are, it should be released in a few months I think.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 12, 2009, 11:38:57 PM
bought the new Ric Flair one today - and the Rocks as well
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on February 16, 2009, 10:08:34 AM
well did anyone watch NO WAY OUT last nite.

DOnt wanta give anything away to those who watching it 2nite but think it was an excellent PPV
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on February 16, 2009, 04:06:32 PM
I was wrecked tired last night and watched as much of the PPV match as I could, I can never get into JBL matches and then after that match I fell asleep for the main event and do I regret it!  After hearing what happened, it sounded shocking!  Normally coming up to Wrestlemania you can predict what is going to happen but right now I think its so unpredictable!  WWE continues its run of excellent PPVs though I do think the Shane McMahon/Orton match was terrible.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on February 16, 2009, 05:03:56 PM
agreed the orton match was terrible. Shane o macs fights are usually brilliant remember his fued with x pac there was fantastic matches involved here the years have taken there tole. i no what ur saying about JBL i also nodded off at this stage but waken to Cenas music!!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on February 17, 2009, 04:28:36 AM
That was a hell of an episode of Raw and a great kick start to the road to Mania!
Pipers work on the mike was one of the highlights. Is a legend gonna step up to face Jericho at mania then or will it be Rourke?
Great ending to Raw as well. Triple H running out in street clothes sans music added a touch of realism to it, and the facials were priceless. Makes this feud seem fresh again.
Gonna try to catch raw live in Nashville next wk so hope its just as good!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Corporal on February 17, 2009, 09:07:34 AM
Watched the SmackDown Elimination Chamber match last night on No Way Out, quality bit of entertainment. Once Edge was the 1st to go i knew Triple H was gona win. Big Show had a good exit, superplexed from the top rope, pedigreed then the swanton bomb from Jeff Hardy, excellent!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 17, 2009, 08:59:05 PM
Steph took that RKO like a champ last night


Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Puckoon on February 17, 2009, 09:07:34 PM
Who is the beast that Christian (or is it the edge) is married to? She was on last night on RAW - again, if you cant lift her, dont shift her!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Our Nail Loney on February 18, 2009, 06:00:15 PM
Who is the beast that Christian (or is it the edge) is married to? She was on last night on RAW - again, if you cant lift her, dont shift her!
Vicki Guerrero (Eddie's widow)

Saw her myself, she is stinking.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on February 18, 2009, 11:41:06 PM
I agree Fionntamhnach!
I was very scepticle last year when i heard they were gonna put her in an on-air role but to say that she's done a hell of a job is an understatement! Regularly the most heat on any of the shows.
On a different note, theres rumours that Vince was in negotiations with Hogan at No way Out to face Jericho at WM if Rourke pulls out. Holy shit!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on February 18, 2009, 11:57:29 PM
Even though a Hogan match'll be nothin flashy, for the shear spectacle of it all would be unbelievable whether its Cena or Jericho he's facing. Esp when you think of Hogan v Rock at WM 18.
There's 6 wks left for all sorts of surprises to be thrown in so here's hopin!
We shoulda all sorted out a GAABoard pilgrimage to the big show!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on February 19, 2009, 12:06:31 AM
To update rumours of the most unpredictable WM lineup in quite a while.....




According to a well-placed source in WWE, the following matches are being talked about for WrestleMania
25:

- Hulk Hogan vs. John Cena

- Triple H vs. Randy Orton (WWE Championship Match)

- Edge vs. Big Show (WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match)

- Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker

- Chris Jericho vs. Mickey Rourke

- Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy

Regarding Hogan vs. Cena at WrestleMania, I was informed about the possibility of such a match on Monday night from a source within WWE, which is how all the Internet rumors on Hogan started. It has not yet been confirmed, but there has definitely been some back-and-forth between Hogan and the company about the wrestling legend doing the match.

If Hogan doesn't go through with the match, Cena will simply face Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania. But if Hogan ends up going through with the match, Edge will square off against Big Show as they already have a program in place.

As far as a Chris Jericho vs. Mickey Rourke match is concerned, WWE definitely wants to go through with it, but it remains to be seen whether Rourke himself comes through. Right now, Rourke is publicly saying he's not doing the match, but company officials expect him to change his mind following the Academy Awards. If Rourke goes through with the match, a boxing match is expected to take place with Ric Flair in his corner. However, WWE has a back-up plan in place should Rourke not go through with the match.

During the build towards WrestleMania, Chris Jericho will continue to run down wrestling legends. WWE is looking to do some sort of scenario where Jericho faces several legends at WrestleMania.

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Corporal on February 19, 2009, 10:42:35 AM
there is to be a sequel lined up to "One Night in Chyna"!  :-X :-X :-X

link to the original??
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on February 19, 2009, 10:56:40 AM
there is to be a sequel lined up to "One Night in Chyna"!  :-X :-X :-X

link to the original??

This was with X-Pac wasnt it?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Our Nail Loney on February 19, 2009, 11:51:18 AM
there is to be a sequel lined up to "One Night in Chyna"!  :-X :-X :-X

link to the original??

This was with X-Pac wasnt it?

Yup!! I saw the video myself once, it wasn't great!!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on February 19, 2009, 12:30:02 PM
there is to be a sequel lined up to "One Night in Chyna"!  :-X :-X :-X

link to the original??

This was with X-Pac wasnt it?

Yup!! I saw the video myself once, it wasn't great!!


Was it a poor storyline ONL?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Our Nail Loney on February 19, 2009, 12:49:39 PM
there is to be a sequel lined up to "One Night in Chyna"!  :-X :-X :-X

link to the original??

This was with X-Pac wasnt it?

Yup!! I saw the video myself once, it wasn't great!!


Was it a poor storyline ONL?

It was indeed... Started off in some city with Chyna and X-Pac doing a bit of sight seeing, I was really gettnig into it at that stage but then they just went back to their hotel room... I feel they could have made more use of the vity they were in... I switched off the hotel room bit as they were just getting ready for the shower it seems, both in dressing gowns

 :-\
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Corporal on February 19, 2009, 02:18:30 PM
Chyna has some wads on her, she could have a world record of keepy uppy's with her knees
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on February 19, 2009, 02:20:48 PM
Corporal did u get the link?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 19, 2009, 02:27:12 PM
lads - I just had me breakfast - less Chyna talk
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on February 19, 2009, 02:28:50 PM
The Corporal wants to see Sean Waltman efforts in it thou  ;D  :D  :-\
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Corporal on February 19, 2009, 02:50:46 PM
PM me the link longball if you have it, good man
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on February 19, 2009, 02:59:08 PM
its 3 o'clock in the day u cant be looking at porn now. dont have the link. Think ONL there is a great man for the porn
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Our Nail Loney on February 19, 2009, 03:19:46 PM
I'm on it, I will get it now
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on February 19, 2009, 03:22:19 PM
good man ONL new u'd be the man for the job. PM me it as well  :-[
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: BallyhaiseMan on February 19, 2009, 04:18:44 PM
wouldnt bother with Chyna's porn movie lads, Pretty poor stuff.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Our Nail Loney on February 19, 2009, 04:46:20 PM
wouldnt bother with Chyna's porn movie lads, Pretty poor stuff.

Agreed, but any time someone remotely famous makes a porno it becomes a must see for me
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Corporal on February 19, 2009, 05:40:59 PM
Cheers Nail lad

If it's someone known, it's gotta be looked at
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on February 19, 2009, 09:27:03 PM
suppose theirs always the candice michelle movies as well  ;D

What Candice Michelle movie? link  ???
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 19, 2009, 09:30:15 PM
she did some soft porn back in the day - part of the Hotel Erotica series I think
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 19, 2009, 10:10:00 PM
theres a couple, the hotel erotica one, some lesbian one and some wierd foot fetish one as well

that's the Mickie James one  :o
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread/Porno thread
Post by: longball on February 19, 2009, 10:12:03 PM
after all this char had to change name of thread
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread/Porno thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 19, 2009, 10:17:44 PM
after all this char had to change name of thread
ah now - no need for that
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Medic on February 22, 2009, 04:21:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibXJzY2p3cc&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmvtAcXjvVo&feature=related

i miss the good old days of wwe raw. bring back the rock and austin 3:16 !!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Corporal on February 23, 2009, 09:58:35 AM
What ever happened to Rikishi, Scotty too Hotty et al?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on February 23, 2009, 11:04:37 AM
Following his release, Scotty 2 Hotty began competing on the independent circuit once more. Most recently, he has reunited with Brian Lawler to reform Too Cool. Too Cool are now regulars in the UWF. According with TNA Mobile, TNA was in talks with Scotty 2 Hotty and Lawler, but Scotty 2 Hotty stated in an interview that he has never been contacted by TNA ever since his departure from the WWE.

In June, Scotty 2 Hotty appeared at the CLASH wrestling (Collective League of Adrenaline, Strength, and Honor) NPCI tournament, in which the first ever World Tag Champions would be crowned, and teamed with CLASH Champion Cameron Skyy. The team lost in the first round to Tommy Tydie and J. Miller. In August 2008, Scotty 2 Hotty changed his ring name simply to "Scotty" for Eastern Pro Wrestling matches. On October 3, 2008, Scotty 2 Hotty teamed with Owen Graichen in a loss to Fred Curry and Chris Venom in which the loser of the fall was forced to leave EPW for 60 days. Scotty 2 Hotty lost the fall, but was contractually obligated to wrestle Hingham, Massachusetts fireman Chris Dinapoli(himself with in-ring pro wrestling experience) the next night, but it was changed to a tag team match with Scotty 2 Hotty and Dinapoli defeating Jonny Idol and Nick Steele. Scotty 2 Hotty had to start his 60 days away from EPW after that match.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Corporal on February 23, 2009, 02:36:04 PM
Good times back in the day, The Rock has some legendary quotes and his interviews were hilarious

"Do you like pie Michael (cole)? Well take a nice big piece of pie, shine it up real nice, turn that some b***h sideways and stick it straight up your candy a**!!!!"  :D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 24, 2009, 12:16:50 PM
WWE are expected to announce today the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale AZ as the location for WM26 - taking place on March 28, 2010
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on February 25, 2009, 12:28:41 AM
Was at the Raw show in Nashville last night and another solid show, as is usually the case this time of year. Jericho segment stealing the show again i reckon with great support from Steamboat.
Christian/Swagger match worth catching and prob best match of the night. Hopefully Christian'll get a better deal in the draft.
Dunno if it was noticeable on tv but Jamie Noble was badly injured and had to be carted off on a spinal board during the break. You could tell live they were scrambling to improvise and had to have the jericho-steamboat confrontation on the entrance rather than the ring to give the paramedics time with Noble. Hopefully its nothing career threatening.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 25, 2009, 03:45:41 PM
Was at the Raw show in Nashville last night

How many shows are you going to? Are you just following them around?  :D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on February 25, 2009, 09:35:36 PM
Been in the US 5 wks now and thats my 3rd show (Rumble + next nights Raw), so doin pretty well!
Not botherin with any house shows cuz could catch them in Belfast any time.
Met Kane and Natyla on the street in Nashville too and kane was really sound!
Might hang round Houston for Raw after WM too.
You stayin for it too then Gab? HOF, WM then Raw will be pretty good 3 days!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 25, 2009, 09:37:00 PM
Yes - flying in Saturday morning and out on Tuesday morning
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: tintin25 on February 25, 2009, 11:00:07 PM
Was checking out a few videos from the 90's...funny!

The likes of Bobby 'The Brain' and Jimmy Hart (Mouth of the South) were a laugh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4tHcYWS7TE&feature=related

Big Boss Man v The Mountie - Summerslam 91!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 27, 2009, 05:48:39 PM
http://www.bookertlow.com/

could be worth going to - it's on Wrestlemania Weekend
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on March 14, 2009, 03:11:12 PM
Quote
Former WWE Superstar Andrew "Test" Martin passed away last night at his home in Tampa, Florida at the age of 33, just four days away form his 34th birthday. We don't have many more details right now, but reports say he was found in his apartment. Tampa area authorities have declined to confirm it is Martin but word within the wrestling industry has been widespread.

Martin was suspended under the WWE Wellness Policy back in 2007 and shortly released from his contract. Martin made a few appearances for TNA that year and talked about retiring from the business but has made several appearances overseas since then, working a match in Japan last month. Martin was scheduled to leave this for a wrestling tour of Europe.

We will keep you updated with more details as they come in. Our deepest condolences go out to Martin's friends and family.

source wrestlingattitude.com

RIP



Oh my  :o

I havent even read the full article you just posted but I'm in shock.  In a sad way, we as fans should be used of hearing this sort of thing.  It happens all too often.

RIP Andrew "Test" Martin
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on March 14, 2009, 09:55:02 PM
Including recent exgirlfriend Kelly Kelly.
He could fairly pull the ladies obviously between her and stacy keibler.
RIP
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Iceman on March 18, 2009, 08:13:02 PM
hard to believe he was only 33 - i remember them talking about he was a bodyguard for motley crew in their time so i thought he would have been in his forties...
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on March 18, 2009, 10:18:29 PM
Quote
March 17, 2009
DETROIT, MI - Former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Tim Sylvia was involved in a fight at a bar in downtown Detroit Michigan with 7 foot, 320 pound WWE Superstar, Glen 'Kane' Jacobs.

No details are currently being released on how the fight started. A witness says the two were arguing and Tim Sylvia instigated the fight. Jacobs quickly took Sylvia to the ground and repeatedly punched him in the face. The bartender along with a bystander helped pull Jacobs off Sylvia. Sylvia was said to have suffered a broken nose and a black eye.

The police were notified but since the fight was not prolonged and neither men wanted to press any charges, no arrests were made. Sylvia was driven by a friend who was with him to the hospital to treat the broken nose. Glen Jacobs left the scene with his wife shortly after.

More details to be released as they come in.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on March 19, 2009, 12:38:00 AM
Go on Kane!
Thats some serious street cred for him now. Well, better than Jericho taking out that girl a few wks ago anyway!
Reminds me of the time Orndorf beat the shit outta Vader behind the scenes of WCW in terms of an underdog victory.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on March 19, 2009, 01:59:08 AM
Actually thats a far better example!
Theres something i like about JBL despite his reputation as a bully. Though he that one coming, you defo wouldn't have thought Joey was the man for the job!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on April 01, 2009, 05:47:37 AM
Right, WM 25 prediction time!
Have to think Triple H is finally gonna get his big Wrestlemania moment. have an image in my head of how WM is gonna close with Triple H and all the McMahons celebrating in the ring. When this match 1st announced i wasn't really that interested in another rehashed feud but they certainly took it to a whole other level and it could be one of the most intense feuds in a WM main event. Randy's actions last week on Stephanie and Triple H was one of the best heel performances i've ever seen, esp the cold kiss.
Not quite as interested in the triple threat match. Hope edge wins it and gets some fresh opponents in the draft.
Looking like Undertaker gonna keep the streak alive since HBK been getting the better of him all along. They need someone a bit younger to finally end the streak and get plenty of mileage outta it. Will be surprised if this isn't match of the night.
Jericho will hopefully make the best of the poor hand he's been dealt after many expecting him to face Hogan, Flair or Austin. Piper will bring plenty of psychology to the match and maybe steamboat will still be fit for some smooth wrestling and hopefully Snuka will be eliminated quickly. Will likely come down to Jericho and Piper with Piper winning after interference from Rourke, Flair, Austin or all 3.
Matt to beat Jeff, hopefully cleanly a-la Owen Hart to raise his stock.
JBL to retain IC title in screwy fashion and retire as champion
Miz/Morrison to become unified champs
Christian to win MITB and hopefully go on to feud with Edge, though could be MVP or Punk but none of others likely.
Divas match should be won by a current diva and a heel would get best mileage outta it so maybe Michelle McCool.
Should be a cracking show.
4 days and countin!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on April 01, 2009, 09:06:17 AM
For the first time in years I'm not really excited about Wrestlemania.  Infact I'll be in Norway and I'll miss it anyway but I'll probably watch a repeat show when I'm home.  I haven't watched Raw or Smackdown in weeks.  The only match I'm looking forward to is Taker vs HBK.  Should be an amazing match with Taker to win, tbh I don't think the streak should ever end.

I'm surprised Santino that you think Tripe H will win, now as I said I haven't watched Raw in weeks so I haven't followed this feud, but a month or two back I was sure that Orton would obviously win cleanly.  Mind you, anything other than an Orton win wouldn't make sense to me, Orton needs this to get to the next level, he is the future of the WWE.  Not Triple H.

The MITB, I'm not fully sure of all the wrestlers involved in this, I would love Christian to win, but supposedly Vince is not big on Christian so I'd say MVP will take this.

Matt will hopfully beat Matt to continue this feud, though I have a feeling Jeff will win and that will be the end of any push for Matt.

The rest of the matches, well I don't know anything about them.

On another note, I see Tazz has left the company after his contract expired.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on April 20, 2009, 11:06:38 AM
Was Bobby Lashley the secret ex world champion?  What a disappointment.

Why is Foley the TNA world champion, the company goes from bad to worse...
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Iceman on April 20, 2009, 07:11:09 PM
Bobby Lashley must have given up on Mixed martial arts then - he won his last fight just about, and he was fighting a nobody
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 20, 2009, 07:28:48 PM
On the contrary - he has a fight in a few weeks for a company called XFC
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Our Nail Loney on April 25, 2009, 02:39:29 PM
got tickets today for the undertaker rest in peace tour today for the belfast show, 6 rows from the front not too bad

My girlfriend brought her wee brother to the one that was on last night, I was gonna go but had to f**king work. Said it was good craic, main even was Cena and Mysterio versus Edge and Big Show...
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: mortified on April 27, 2009, 10:46:11 PM
just watchin the repeat of backlash, was hoping the hardy fight would have finished better, no swanton on to the table not impressed
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on May 22, 2009, 01:16:17 PM
Havent heard any results/reports from Judgement day any use? what went down
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on May 22, 2009, 03:14:08 PM
Fairly uneventful. Good matches were morrison-benjamin, edge-hardy and best was rey-jericho. Morrison took some crazy bumps.
Worth downloading but not PPV.
Nothing with batista in it interests me these days
Backlash was lot better and Extreme Rules should be better again with Edge-Hardy ladder match
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: longball on June 09, 2009, 08:47:27 AM
What went down at Extreme Rules anything exciting?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on June 09, 2009, 03:28:01 PM
Punk cashed in MITB at the end of the Hardy -Edge match defeating Hardy for the title

Batista beat Orton for the title

Tommy Dreamer won the ECW title
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on June 09, 2009, 04:08:41 PM
Rey-Jericho match their best together yet in WWE too.
Pity about Umaga. Would rather see him main-eventing than batista any day and pity he'll not get his run with the Undertaker now
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on June 09, 2009, 05:19:09 PM
apparently Batista's "injury" is just a cover for a Wellness suspension
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on June 09, 2009, 10:40:58 PM
OK Gab, how much did you pay Mick Foley to get this cheap pop?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=flI9HZmFOGQ

 :D :D :D :D

how'd you find that?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on June 10, 2009, 02:18:05 PM
a guy I know used to work for Zoo/Nuts magazine - and he dealt with the wrestler interviews all the time

he got it for me

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on June 10, 2009, 03:33:32 PM
which reminds me - i should do another one soon  :D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on June 15, 2009, 09:42:05 PM
Quote
Mitsuharu Misawa, one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all-time, was declared dead at 10:10 p.m. Saturday night at a hospital in Hiroshima from an apparent heart attack after being being given a back suplex in a tag team title match.

Misawa would have turned 47 on June 18th.

Misawa, the president of Pro Wrestling NOAH, was teaming with Go Shiozaki in a match challenging Bison Smith & Akitoshi Saito for the GHC tag team championship in Hiroshima. Misawa was given the move at about 8:45 p.m. and knocked unconscious.

According to eye witness reports, Saito gave Misawa a "routine" back suplex that was described as a "7" in danger on a scale of one-to-ten. He did not get up. It was chaos in the ring as they attempted to revive him using CPR and the crowd was hushed for a while, and began a "Misawa" chant. He turned purple in the ring and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.

His heart stopped beating in the ring.

The wrestlers were told on the bus that he had passed away.

While it is being reported that he passed away at the hospital, he may have actually passed away in the ring.

Misawa was the Japanese high school national wrestling champion at 187 pounds in 1980, and was recruited by Giant Baba into All Japan Pro Wrestling. He gained his first taste of stardom in 1984 when he was chosen to be the second Tiger Mask. After unmasking in 1990, he became an even bigger star after a series of singles matches with Jumbo Tsuruta.

He was Japan's biggest pro wrestling star of the 90s, and one could make a strong case for him as the top wrestler of the decade. He was the Wrestler of the Year in 1995, 1997 and 1999.

After the death of Shohei "Giant" Baba, Misawa wrestled a little over one more year for All Japan Pro Wrestling, while working as company president. After consistently butting heads with owner Motoko Baba, the widow of Shohei Baba, he and 90% of the All Japan roster quit the company to form Pro Wrestling NOAH.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on June 15, 2009, 09:43:46 PM
Heard this yesterday.  Never saw him wrestle but its sad to hear these things, another wrestler dies young.  May he Rest In Piece.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on June 15, 2009, 10:06:15 PM
Quote
Mitsuharu Misawa, one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all-time, was declared dead at 10:10 p.m. Saturday night at a hospital in Hiroshima from an apparent heart attack after being being given a back suplex in a tag team title match.

Misawa would have turned 47 on June 18th.

Misawa, the president of Pro Wrestling NOAH, was teaming with Go Shiozaki in a match challenging Bison Smith & Akitoshi Saito for the GHC tag team championship in Hiroshima. Misawa was given the move at about 8:45 p.m. and knocked unconscious.

According to eye witness reports, Saito gave Misawa a "routine" back suplex that was described as a "7" in danger on a scale of one-to-ten. He did not get up. It was chaos in the ring as they attempted to revive him using CPR and the crowd was hushed for a while, and began a "Misawa" chant. He turned purple in the ring and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.

His heart stopped beating in the ring.

The wrestlers were told on the bus that he had passed away.

While it is being reported that he passed away at the hospital, he may have actually passed away in the ring.

Misawa was the Japanese high school national wrestling champion at 187 pounds in 1980, and was recruited by Giant Baba into All Japan Pro Wrestling. He gained his first taste of stardom in 1984 when he was chosen to be the second Tiger Mask. After unmasking in 1990, he became an even bigger star after a series of singles matches with Jumbo Tsuruta.

He was Japan's biggest pro wrestling star of the 90s, and one could make a strong case for him as the top wrestler of the decade. He was the Wrestler of the Year in 1995, 1997 and 1999.

After the death of Shohei "Giant" Baba, Misawa wrestled a little over one more year for All Japan Pro Wrestling, while working as company president. After consistently butting heads with owner Motoko Baba, the widow of Shohei Baba, he and 90% of the All Japan roster quit the company to form Pro Wrestling NOAH.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTdcGK6bwHQ&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTdcGK6bwHQ&feature=related)
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on June 16, 2009, 09:09:59 AM
Great video.

Some of those boys from Japan work very stiff!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on July 02, 2009, 10:49:12 PM
So - we've another Irish wrestler on our TV screens - Sheamus O'Shaughnessy debuted on ECW the other night
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Justin Credible on August 31, 2009, 03:01:37 PM
Jeff Hardy has left the WWE.
Its rumoured to be drug problems again that haunted him in 2007.
A lot of WWE 'superstars' have similar problems.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on August 31, 2009, 05:07:53 PM
Jeff Hardy has left the WWE.
Its rumoured to be drug problems again that haunted him in 2007.
A lot of WWE 'superstars' have similar problems.

Not the reason I've heard
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Justin Credible on August 31, 2009, 05:14:32 PM
I was reading on a WWE forum and they were giving this reason, but then on a different section they were talking that he has left to presue a career in Art.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on August 31, 2009, 05:26:05 PM
he's got a reality TV show that he's trying to get a TV channel to pick it up
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on September 01, 2009, 09:08:32 PM
Hopefully he'll be back better than ever like Jericho, although a lot sooner than 2 yrs time. Him, Punk and Jericho have been highlight in a dull year so far.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on September 11, 2009, 10:27:16 PM
Way to go bonehead

Quote
Jeff Hardy arrest on drug charges confirmed

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office confirmed with us moments ago that Jeff Nero Hardy was arrested today on charges of trafficking in controlled prescription pills and possession of anabolic steroids.

During a search officers located and seized approximately 262 Vicodin prescription pills, 180 Soma prescription pills, 555 milliliters of anabolic steroids, a residual amount of powder cocaine, and items of drug paraphernalia.

Hardy has been charged with felony trafficking in opium, two counts of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule III controlled substance, felony maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substance, felony possession of cocaine, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

At the time of the press release he was being held on $125,000 bond in the Moore County Detention Center.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on September 11, 2009, 10:36:17 PM
Sad to hear.  But no shock sadly.  :(
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on September 14, 2009, 12:20:14 AM
so who here is going over to next years Wrestlemania?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on September 14, 2009, 09:32:51 PM
Would be hard to resist again if the card was something like this:
CM Punk v Shawn (who wins the Rumble)
Orton v Christian (or Hardy, though unlikely after last weekend)
Undertaker v Cena
Jericho v Edge
Big Show v Shaq
Kurt Angle v anyone e.g. Morrison
and Triple H v Great Khali in the dark match

Was great experience last yr and would recommend it to anyone.

PS - v impressed with Shawn putting over Legacy at Breaking Point
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on September 14, 2009, 11:10:57 PM
thinking about going to Mania alright

heading off to Raw in about 15 minutes  8)
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on September 14, 2009, 11:19:15 PM
thinking about going to Mania alright

heading off to Raw in about 15 minutes  8)

Let us know what its like and how you get on.  Any chance of pictures if you have your camera.  ;D  Have a good time.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on September 15, 2009, 07:52:49 PM
Best Raw in quite a while. Trish is still shit hot too.
Is it just me or has Cody got 'it' more than Ted? Maybe they're ready to push the wrong man.
How'd it go down live Gab?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Cillo on September 26, 2009, 12:26:48 PM
Does anyone watch TNA?

I watch it the off Saturday when I can. At the moment I'm watching TNA No Surrender. i like the shape of the ring they have something different.

I quite enjoy all the former WWF & WCW stars that are on nit: Sting, Kurt Angle, Bobby Lashley, Diesel Kevin Nash, Rhyno, The Dudley Boys, Scott Stinger. Any idea why these guys didn't join WWE.

Also does anyone known whatever happend to the likes of the Road Dogg, Billy Gunn, X Pac, Brock Lesner and other of the other past stars?

On current WWE showing think Orton is the best superstar by far. Think Cody Rhodes could be a good character.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Ulster Exile on October 03, 2009, 04:20:34 PM
Just watched Smackdown for the first time in ages. The Rock done like a ten minute speech, I was peeing my pants. Does anyone know what the craic is here? Is he back wrestling, if he is I might start watching again, hasn't been the same since he left.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on October 07, 2009, 05:54:22 PM
Quote
reported yesterday, WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper was recently forced to pull out of a number of previously scheduled appearances as a result of a serious illness. In a sad update on the situation, I can confirm that his cancer has returned. However, this time it's believed to be terminal as he's not expected to live much longer.
According to a well-placed source within World Wrestling Entertainment, Vince McMahon has informed creative to prepare to scrap a segment or two for next week's Raw as he is planning on running a few video tributes honoring the wrestling legend — just in case.

Piper, 55, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in November 2006 after doctors found a cancerous tumor on a disc in his spine. Back discomfort had forced Piper to leave WWE's tour of Europe and return to North America in order to undergo surgery. In the weeks that followed, Piper spent the majority of his time in a local hospital, undergoing extensive radiation treatment in hopes of vanquishing the cancer that had invaded his body. While the cancer would eventually disappear, as noted, it recently returned.

not good news

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on October 08, 2009, 05:05:58 PM
Apparently his publicist has said rumours are untrue so hopefully theres more life in Hotrod yet!
One of the best promo men to ever lace up a pair of boots.
All the best to him.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on October 08, 2009, 06:37:56 PM
Its not true thankfully.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on October 08, 2009, 07:42:41 PM
get well soon hot rod!

maybe he's not known for his films but THEY LIVE was a classic

to quote piper......... "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass ...and I'm all out of bubblegum"
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on October 27, 2009, 08:59:22 PM
Hulkamania's back!
Hogan and Bischoff have signed with TNA!
A tough break for AJ and co.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on November 04, 2009, 05:34:10 PM
Quote
The password for Thursday's WrestleMania 26 pre-sale is WWEOP. The pre-sale begins at 10 a.m. MST and ends on Friday at 11:59 MST. There is a four ticket limit for the pre-sale. Use  this link  (http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1E00435CE3614747/) . when tickets go on sale on Thursday.

Ticket prices are $755, $255, $155, $100, $80, $60, $45, and $25
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on December 04, 2009, 10:32:49 PM
Quote
Edward Fatu, 36, is hospitalized in Houston and in what was described as life threatening condition by a long-time friend. 

His family was told to come into town as quickly as possible.  Family members have been told they believe he suffered a heart attack. 

Details are sketchy at this point but he apparently fell asleep last night while watching television, and several hours later, his wife found him not breathing with blood coming out of his nose and he was rushed to the hospital.

Fatu, who lives in nearby Spring, TX, wrestled under a number of names including Ekmo, Jamal and most notably Umaga.  He had just returned a few days ago from the Hulk Hogan tour of Australia. 

He was released by WWE in June after failing a drug test and refusing the company's wishes to send him to rehab. 
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on December 05, 2009, 01:48:38 AM
RIP Umaga
Had buckets of potential as a big guy who could work.
Hopefully the Wellness Rehab will be taken up more often by those in need.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on December 14, 2009, 10:58:29 PM
How about Sheamus?  :D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on December 15, 2009, 01:21:17 AM
Go Sheamus
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on December 15, 2009, 12:06:12 PM
Forget about O'Driscoll.
Hands down winner of Irish sportsman of the year has to be Sheamus now!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on December 16, 2009, 10:26:26 PM
Bret Hart is returning to the WWE  :o :o :o ;D ;D

He's signed a short-term 4 month contract with the company beginning January 2010
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on December 17, 2009, 01:04:37 AM
Bret Hart is returning to the WWE  :o :o :o ;D ;D

He's signed a short-term 4 month contract with the company beginning January 2010

If this is true could you imagine if he debuted the same night Hogan will be appearing on TNA Impact on Jan 4th.  What a night that would be!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: hardstation on December 17, 2009, 01:14:19 AM
Did he not croak it years ago?

Also, what type of name is Sheamus? How do you say that?
Irish my hole.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on December 17, 2009, 01:25:20 AM
Did he not croak it years ago?

Also, what type of name is Sheamus? How do you say that?
Irish my hole.

Sheamus O'Shaunessy his in ring name, wwe just call him Sheamus

real name Stephen Farrelly born in Dublin how more irish you want?

Hart suffered a stroke after hitting his head in a bicycle accident in 2002 but has recovered since has been touring with awr the last while

i was lucky enough to meet his kids Dallas, jade, & beans in Chicago 2006 very nice family great to see him finally returning to the wwe ;D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: hardstation on December 17, 2009, 01:47:14 AM
Sheamus isn't a name. I certainly haven't heard of it.

Maybe I'm thinking of Owen Hart. He's tayty, isn't he?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Claw on December 17, 2009, 09:58:06 AM
Read a bit about this Sheamus dude on wiki. Fluent in Irish and usually to play ball with Erin's Isle!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on December 17, 2009, 11:06:06 AM
Bret Hart is the main reason i really got into wrestling as a kid and his feud with Austin is still my all time favourite.
This is the best news ive heard in a long time!
Let the rumours of one last match begin!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 04, 2010, 10:25:10 PM
tonight's the big night then  8)
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on January 04, 2010, 10:32:33 PM
First night i'm sitting up to watch a Raw in yrs b4 going to work. Pity his returns not gonna be in Canada cuz kinda worried Bret'll not get the ovation he deserves in a kid-heavy US crowd.
Haven't been this excited bout an angle since the Invasion.
Fingers-crossed they'll not f#ck this one up!
Hope they build and build it slowly through the show and only have him appear at the end so he doesnt appear just like any other guest host
Lets go Bret!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 04, 2010, 10:36:45 PM
I'll watch the first hour of TNA and see the Hogan stuff and then switch over to Raw
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on January 04, 2010, 10:52:42 PM
I'll watch the first hour of TNA and see the Hogan stuff and then switch over to Raw
Do u know offhand Gab if u can watch TNA live online?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 04, 2010, 11:32:23 PM
not sure - but i'm sure the likes of Justin.TV will have it - or just search for streams of Spike TV
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on January 05, 2010, 12:44:10 AM
Jeff Hardy has just signed for TNA (& will appear tonight) thats sure to get plenty of WWE fans watching now
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Family guy on January 05, 2010, 04:08:45 AM
Mr mc mahon u old swine u lol :)
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on January 07, 2010, 07:09:08 PM
Whats the consensus on the Hitmans return then?
Ovation was OK but nothing like Canada or MSG woulda been.
Wasnt expecting a confrontation with HBK right away but it was tense stuff. The hug was a bit apprehensive so i hope we havent seen the last of these pair. Would much rather see Bret v HBK at WM26 if he has one match left in him.  At least HBK could bump like mad and carry the match rather than giving Bret the workload with Vince.
Though seeing Vince screaming in the sharpshooter would be a hell of a Wrestlemania moment!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on January 07, 2010, 07:18:32 PM
Bret wont be in action.  He cant or he will be sued big time as he got a huge insurance payout from Lloyds of London or something along those lines.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on March 25, 2010, 10:43:41 PM
Everyone ready for 'Mania?  ;D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on March 26, 2010, 07:40:57 PM
Best wrestlemania lineup in close to ten years i'd say and really hard to predict the main event winners, other than Bret obviously!
Wish i'd waited a year and went to it this year rather than last to see my childhood hero, the Hitman.
Got tics for the tour in belfast in few wks and theres rumours that Bret could guest referee the main event so maybe not too late!
Predictions anyone?
I'm going Jericho, Cena, Taker (though reckon HBK has 1 more Mania match against Triple H in him to complete their legacys), Bret, Punk, Triple H, Christian, Miz/Show, Orton
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: turk on March 26, 2010, 07:50:31 PM
How is the Irish lad Sheamus doing?

It's disgraceful the lack of coverage his story received here in the media
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on March 30, 2010, 05:23:04 PM
no mention of Mania?  :o
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on March 30, 2010, 07:56:32 PM
Sheamus had a good match with Hunter.  Hunter gave him the rub here and the right decision was made for Hunter to go over as well.

Edge vs Jericho was a good match but I feel it was always over shadowed by the big main event.  I think they well meet again very soon and then they might have the chance to have a better match.  Cena vs Big Dave was very good too.  Both these men get so much stick from the IWC and both are easily two of the top talents in the WWE.

The main event was great though the match itself was not as good as last years match.  The ending however may just be the best ending to a match I ever saw.

Thank you Shawn.  Entertained millions for years.  IMO Shawn Michaels is the greatest of all time.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on March 31, 2010, 02:38:55 AM
Sheamus had a good match with Hunter.  Hunter gave him the rub here and the right decision was made for Hunter to go over as well.

Edge vs Jericho was a good match but I feel it was always over shadowed by the big main event.  I think they well meet again very soon and then they might have the chance to have a better match.  Cena vs Big Dave was very good too.  Both these men get so much stick from the IWC and both are easily two of the top talents in the WWE.

The main event was great though the match itself was not as good as last years match.  The ending however may just be the best ending to a match I ever saw.

Thank you Shawn.  Entertained millions for years.  IMO Shawn Michaels is the greatest of all time.

I echo that always found it a great pity Ive been to ten shows but never got to see him perform.  The last time he left I lost interest in the WWE I might again now
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on March 31, 2010, 01:44:19 PM
big shocker at the Smackdown tapings last night  :o
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on March 31, 2010, 07:05:58 PM
Good WM there but not in same league as 10,17,19,20 which are my favs.
They needa cut down on the number of matches in future and not worry about getting everyone on the card because Rey-Punk especially were robbed of a chance of a classic due to time constraints.
bret-vince was poorly booked and there were surely better ways to hide their limitations so kinda felt sorry for Brets 'big moment'
Unbelievable effort from Shawn in his last match.
Though Flair is regarded as best worker of all time by his peers, having only followed half his career compared to all of Shawns, I have to say Shawn has produced the greatest matches of anyone I,ve ever seen.
Thank you HBK!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on April 18, 2010, 10:01:23 AM
Met Chris Masters and Kelly Kelly outside Rain nightclub last night! Fair play to him if hes pinning her! They didnt find it funny when i said as much last night though  :D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: BallyhaiseMan on April 18, 2010, 12:31:02 PM
Met Chris Masters and Kelly Kelly outside Rain nightclub last night! Fair play to him if hes pinning her! They didnt find it funny when i said as much last night though  :D
;D
Is she as hot as she looks on television? More improtantly did you try it on?



Masters is an absolute animal.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 18, 2010, 01:14:45 PM
I met kelly kelly in belfast at the weekend too, she does look as good as tv but comes across as very shy, at the moment raw & smackdown are stuck in europe so i guess no live usa shows this week
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 19, 2010, 12:40:47 PM
looks like we'll be getting Smackdown tonight instead of Raw
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on April 19, 2010, 12:47:56 PM
Pity they couldnt have organised an impromtu Raw from the Oddessy which woulda been great craic!
Disappointed by the lack of response for Sheamus at the show on fri though. By all accounts he raised the roof in Dublin.
Wonder if all the Raw stars (most importantly Kelly Kelly and Maryse) are still partyin round Belfast since the wkend....
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 19, 2010, 12:53:40 PM
Not all the Raw Roster Traveled over Guys like HHH Carlito, Bella twins, Cody Rhodes, Bret Hart,Santino, Kozlov are in the usa but i should be mostly Smackdown guys on tonight

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 19, 2010, 12:54:16 PM
Bret Hart is still in the UK
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 19, 2010, 12:59:48 PM
Pity they couldnt have organised an impromtu Raw from the Oddessy which woulda been great craic!
Disappointed by the lack of response for Sheamus at the show on fri though. By all accounts he raised the roof in Dublin.
Wonder if all the Raw stars (most importantly Kelly Kelly and Maryse) are still partyin round Belfast since the wkend....

Well was in the hotel where they Stayed most were so knackered they went straight to bed (including Maryse), Kelly kelly Masters Evan Bourne & eve went clubling while Sheamus & the Miz knocked back loads of car bomb Drinks back at the bar (both guys are dead sound btw) 

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 19, 2010, 01:01:37 PM
Bret Hart is still in the UK

No he's not he flew back after a few shows! all that is left is 15 or so Raw guys in Belfast
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on April 19, 2010, 01:06:37 PM
What hotel was that then for future show?!
Had a few scoops with Ted Dibiase Jr after show last yr and hes sound as a pound too. Id say Miz would be some craic on the lash too!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 19, 2010, 01:17:03 PM
well they change around but most of the time it's Clarion hotel in Dublin & Hilton in Belfast, Yep Dibiase is sound i met him in Chicago before he became a Wrestler we drank till 7am that night/morning but i met him again this time & he didn't remember  ::)
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 19, 2010, 01:17:26 PM
any truth in the rumour Mark Henry got arrested the other night?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 19, 2010, 01:22:34 PM
I didn't hear that when & where?

he was in Belfast on Saturday! he come's across as very moody & hate's anyone asking for his photo!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 19, 2010, 01:24:57 PM
Saw it on another forum - the poster is a policeman in Belfast  :D

he couldn't fit in the police car - and had to be taken away in the limo
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 19, 2010, 01:31:05 PM
Sounds untrue as they have huge police vans in Belfast
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 19, 2010, 01:36:30 PM
Sounds untrue as they have huge police vans in Belfast

just saying what I saw mentioned elsewhere

and if you have a chance - you should definitely check out Angle vs Anderson from last nights TNA PPV - it's up there with HBK/Taker
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 19, 2010, 01:41:41 PM
Sounds untrue as they have huge police vans in Belfast

just saying what I saw mentioned elsewhere

and if you have a chance - you should definitely check out Angle vs Anderson from last nights TNA PPV - it's up there with HBK/Taker

Will do Got in late last night when the last match was on (it was a total car crash of a match) Angle rarely has a bad match
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 19, 2010, 01:48:20 PM
So Bret is still in Europe after all  ;)

From his Facebook page

Quote
What a $%#@ week!

I thought that this week was going to be a week filled with nothing but great memories, especially since I was going to be a part of both WWE supergroups: Raw and Smackdown. I had such a terrific time but, for me, it was a special treat to be back in Europe again. I finally made it back to Hanover, where I worked early in my career back in 1981. Hanover was always a city I loved. Although I've been back to Germany many times over the years, the WWE, oddly enough, never came to Hanover. I finished the tour with hugs and smiles and anxiously awaited what would've been my triumphant return to the New York area for Raw this Monday at the Meadowlands. I hadn't been back to the New York area for a WWE show since 1997. Although I did wrestle in the Nassau Coliseum in 1998 for WCW, which hardly counts for much. But ever since the volcano blew up in Iceland, I've been holed up in my hotel counting my blessings that I wasn't on the bus with the Smackdown crew driving all over Europe trying to get to Madrid, Spain. My inside sources tell me that both crews have reached their breaking point and they're doing a remake of "Mutiny on the Bounty", "One Flew Over the CooCoo's Nest", and "Gilligan's Island" (with Big Show playing the skipper) all rolled into one.

I want to make a promise to all my fans in the New York area that I shall return. It's during times like this that I think back to my old Stampede Wrestling days. I don't know how many times I broke down at Maple Creek at the border between Alberta and Saskatchewan in blinding snow storms. I can remember "Big Daddy" Sylvester Ritter a.k.a Junkyard Dog stumbling into a Medicine Hat truck stop with frozen hair and frozen beard in his dress shoes after pulling off the road in the same snowstorm. The one thing I've learned in my life as a wrestler is that you can't fight Mother Nature. I'm sure the look on Junkyard Dog's face back then is the same frazzled look you'll find on Big Show, John Cena, and the rest of the Raw crew. As I sit in prison in my hotel room in Germany, suffering through another European breakfast (you would think someone would teach them how to make breakfast over here), I call to my brethren not to worry too much about it. It's only a matter of time.

And besides, more importantly, I'm sure their spirits will be lifted once they hear the Hitmen tied up the series 1-1 against the Brandon Wheat Kings (ha ha!).

For me, I look forward to returning home and catching the rest of the series, at least game 5. But, more importantly, I'm anxiously looking forward to the birth of my first granddaughter, due any day now. All I know is that sometimes God makes you wait for things and He's the boss. I'll get home soon, safe and sound.

At least I don't have to declare ShowMiz the greatest tag team of all time now. God works in mysterious ways.

Thanks to all the Hitman fans for supporting my online store, I hope you all enjoy the gear!

-Bret
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 19, 2010, 01:59:01 PM
So Bret is still in Europe after all  ;)

From his Facebook page

Quote
What a $%#@ week!

I thought that this week was going to be a week filled with nothing but great memories, especially since I was going to be a part of both WWE supergroups: Raw and Smackdown. I had such a terrific time but, for me, it was a special treat to be back in Europe again. I finally made it back to Hanover, where I worked early in my career back in 1981. Hanover was always a city I loved. Although I've been back to Germany many times over the years, the WWE, oddly enough, never came to Hanover. I finished the tour with hugs and smiles and anxiously awaited what would've been my triumphant return to the New York area for Raw this Monday at the Meadowlands. I hadn't been back to the New York area for a WWE show since 1997. Although I did wrestle in the Nassau Coliseum in 1998 for WCW, which hardly counts for much. But ever since the volcano blew up in Iceland, I've been holed up in my hotel counting my blessings that I wasn't on the bus with the Smackdown crew driving all over Europe trying to get to Madrid, Spain. My inside sources tell me that both crews have reached their breaking point and they're doing a remake of "Mutiny on the Bounty", "One Flew Over the CooCoo's Nest", and "Gilligan's Island" (with Big Show playing the skipper) all rolled into one.

I want to make a promise to all my fans in the New York area that I shall return. It's during times like this that I think back to my old Stampede Wrestling days. I don't know how many times I broke down at Maple Creek at the border between Alberta and Saskatchewan in blinding snow storms. I can remember "Big Daddy" Sylvester Ritter a.k.a Junkyard Dog stumbling into a Medicine Hat truck stop with frozen hair and frozen beard in his dress shoes after pulling off the road in the same snowstorm. The one thing I've learned in my life as a wrestler is that you can't fight Mother Nature. I'm sure the look on Junkyard Dog's face back then is the same frazzled look you'll find on Big Show, John Cena, and the rest of the Raw crew. As I sit in prison in my hotel room in Germany, suffering through another European breakfast (you would think someone would teach them how to make breakfast over here), I call to my brethren not to worry too much about it. It's only a matter of time.

And besides, more importantly, I'm sure their spirits will be lifted once they hear the Hitmen tied up the series 1-1 against the Brandon Wheat Kings (ha ha!).

For me, I look forward to returning home and catching the rest of the series, at least game 5. But, more importantly, I'm anxiously looking forward to the birth of my first granddaughter, due any day now. All I know is that sometimes God makes you wait for things and He's the boss. I'll get home soon, safe and sound.

At least I don't have to declare ShowMiz the greatest tag team of all time now. God works in mysterious ways.

Thanks to all the Hitman fans for supporting my online store, I hope you all enjoy the gear!

-Bret

Well he must make his own Travel arrangements so?

i do know he lived in Italy for a long time maybe he took time out there?, the Grandchild is Jade's 1st she's well over Due & she was part of the Chicago session we had & she's so Sweet & Dallas her brother is some Craic also
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on April 19, 2010, 02:24:56 PM
I know i'm getting old when i remember Brets kids as toddlers on the tv shows then!
Anyone here ever met the Hitman? Have met Flair and Vince Mcmahon but meeting Bret would top them both.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 19, 2010, 02:27:58 PM
Well he must make his own Travel arrangements so?

i do know he lived in Italy for a long time maybe he took time out there?, the Grandchild is Jade's 1st she's well over Due & she was part of the Chicago session we had & she's so Sweet & Dallas her brother is some Craic also

Well - he posted it last night and he was in Germany - so it's more than likely he's still in Europe.

He's back living in Calgary now - he was married to an Italian bird a few years back - but they split up
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 19, 2010, 02:36:39 PM
I know i'm getting old when i remember Brets kids as toddlers on the tv shows then!
Anyone here ever met the Hitman? Have met Flair and Vince Mcmahon but meeting Bret would top them both.

Got to shake hands with Bert but didn't go drinking with him, Got to meet all his Kids Beans, Jade, Dallas & blade the two lads are well over 6ft now way bigger than there dad but not really into wrestling, Jade wanted to get into the business but her plans changed

I thought Flair was a bit of a ass when i met him, didn't meet Vince what was he like?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on April 19, 2010, 03:25:06 PM
I was stayin at same hotel as the WWE in Jacksonville, Florida last year and Flair was sitting by himself at a hotel bar after Raw show when i saw him so couldnt resist going up to shake the great mans hand. He called me Sir and thanked me for my support so he seemed sound enough to me. And when closing time was called, Flair bought the bar outta beer and brought all wrestlers and fans out into the lobby to booze with him and a few ladies he'd picked up.

Next morning was reading paper out front of hotel when out strutted Vince to a waiting limo. I had no intention at all of approaching him until i saw a kid run up and ask for his autograph so thought i'd might as well get in on the act too. Though he'd actually just stepped into the limo, he heard me tell his personal security I was from Ireland and said 'Well id better get outta the limo then!' which is pretty sound from a Billionaire. Have had photo of me in Armagh Jersey with Vince giving the thumbs up salute on my bedroom wall ever since!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 19, 2010, 04:27:00 PM
Great story About Vince & i must have got Flair on a bad day
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 19, 2010, 04:43:09 PM
Met the  man Ric Flair last year at a Ring of Honor show and got this



Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on April 19, 2010, 05:08:49 PM
Thats a pretty quality pic there alright!
Met John Cena in a Hooters bar night b4 meeting Vince too. He was having few beers with Vicki Guerrero and Michael Cole. He was really sound, though Vicki was rude as feck (or in character!) but suppose if i was getting tortured by fans all the time it would get to ya too.
Mickie James was really nice too, though she must smoke 40/day cuz she was stinkin!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 19, 2010, 05:19:35 PM
Met Cena in New York (pure gentleman) Vicki also in New york (very Nice out of Character) met Mickie in Belfast  Back in November she's wasn't smoking that night but she sure can drink!

But my biggest claim to fame was meeting Steve Austin in New york & buying him a beer  ;D

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 19, 2010, 05:29:47 PM
without trying to include myself in the picture here's one of the pictures i took from the Chicago Drinking Session  ;D




Sherri Martel's Son Jared, Ted Dibiase jr & Jade Hart
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 19, 2010, 05:39:24 PM
you couldn't make that a big bigger, could ya?  :D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on April 19, 2010, 07:11:39 PM
Met Cena in New York (pure gentleman) Vicki also in New york (very Nice out of Character) met Mickie in Belfast  Back in November she's wasn't smoking that night but she sure can drink!

But my biggest claim to fame was meeting Steve Austin in New york & buying him a beer  ;D

That's gonna take some topping so that's my new challenge! Am gonna have to take a Pedigree through a table in a hotel bar from Triple H at that rate. Must get tics booked for the tour in Nov next wk. At least I know to go pintin in the Hilton now!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 22, 2010, 11:05:00 PM
All these released today

Mickie James

Shelton Benjamin

Kung Fu Naki

Jimmy Wang Yang

Slam Master J

Katie Lea Burchill

Shame about Katie & Mickie they where good craic for a Drink
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on April 23, 2010, 06:33:29 PM
Mike Knox now too.
Huge waste there. He's ten times more talented than all the other big men like Kozlov and Khali combined.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 24, 2010, 05:22:59 PM
Saw it on another forum - the poster is a policeman in Belfast  :D

he couldn't fit in the police car - and had to be taken away in the limo

Well the Rumor is 100% true now! i guess there days of drinking with fan's could be over  :(
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on May 18, 2010, 10:36:57 PM
Was at Raw last night - great to see the Hitman one last time
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on May 18, 2010, 11:58:28 PM
Very jealous!
Looked like the hottest crowd all year on tv and a totally surreal moment to see Bret win the title with the sharpshooter.
Hopefully this will propel Miz to main event level. Bret seems to enjoy being in the ring with him.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on August 13, 2010, 06:59:57 PM
Shocking news, never got to meet him in person but seem a nice guy from what i hear, too young to die RIP lance
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on August 31, 2010, 10:01:29 PM
WWE signed a new Diva she's a bit different from the others standing at 6 ft 9




Isis the Amazon http://www.isistheamazon.com/
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on September 25, 2010, 03:48:28 PM
He had been quite ill for years Jorge González (The Giant Gonzalez)  Died today aged 44 (RIP)



Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on November 23, 2010, 07:54:49 PM
Great to see Miz as champ!
Things are defo looking up for the first time in yrs for fresh main events with rising stars like Miz, Daniel Bryan (cant wait for the feud with CM Punk), Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio.
Roll on Rumble and Mania season!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on November 23, 2010, 09:45:28 PM
Great to see Miz as champ!
Things are defo looking up for the first time in yrs for fresh main events with rising stars like Miz, Daniel Bryan (cant wait for the feud with CM Punk), Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio.
Roll on Rumble and Mania season!

Didn't get to see Raw yet though a major spoiler there  :-\

Was at survivor series  Sunday was a ok PPV disappointed they didn't turn cena heal.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on November 23, 2010, 11:23:16 PM
Sorry about that ross4life! Thought 24 hrs was enough leeway!
Usually read spoilers for Raw every week b4 i get watching it but knew there'd be some good developments this week and glad i didnt.
Could we see Daniel Bryan main eventing for the world title soon since he holds a few victories over Miz?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on November 24, 2010, 12:19:29 AM
Not to worry Santino, Daniel Bryan deserves the push for the World title his match at survivor series was one of the best on the night again. Miz promo about lebron james/miami heat & swagger about little cuba was classic stuff  :D

Anyways seen enough of HHH,Cena,Orton at top time for a change
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Fionntamhnach on November 25, 2010, 01:04:03 PM
This week's Raw for the last half hour was probably the best they've had this year. They need to change the script as to how MITB cash ins are being done though. Cashing them in when the title holder is at their most vulnerable and always winning it is too predictable, was fine when Edge did it the first time (opportunist, smark hatred of Cena etc.) but these days you can half see them coming.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on December 30, 2010, 07:03:00 PM
Awesome Kong has signed with WWE




Should be a interesting signing
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on February 09, 2011, 05:14:04 PM
I see the location for Wrestlemania 28 will be Miami! anyone here going to this years one in Atlanta?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DownFanatic on February 09, 2011, 05:20:20 PM
Ive been following WWE since i was 7 and I have to say that it is at a very low ebb at the moment. There is a serious lack of main event star power and good quality undercard wrestlers.

This could possibly be the worst Wrestlemania barring WM XIII, of all time. Looks like Miz v Cena, Edge v Del Rio, Punk v Orton and the Taker v Barrett. Hardly appetising.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: STREET FIGHTER on February 09, 2011, 09:13:46 PM
One of my favourite moments from when i was a lad.

1992 i think!

Undertaker entrance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sblFtspGqRo
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Fionntamhnach on February 09, 2011, 10:38:57 PM
Ive been following WWE since i was 7 and I have to say that it is at a very low ebb at the moment. There is a serious lack of main event star power and good quality undercard wrestlers.

This could possibly be the worst Wrestlemania barring WM XIII, of all time. Looks like Miz v Cena, Edge v Del Rio, Punk v Orton and the Taker v Barrett. Hardly appetising.
Harsh comments about WM 13, not up there with the likes of 10 or 17, but it was definitely better than the abomination that was 9. The main event for 13 between Sid & Undertaker was never going to be a high-flying, catch-as-catch-can, intensive story-telling five-star bout but it was fine for two big men. The Street Fight before it was very good and of course before that, the Steve Austin/Bret Hart submission match was among one of the best ever in the promotion along with one of the most iconic for giving birth to its "Attitude" era. The rest of the card was OK, nothing special but nothing brutal either.

The problem the WWE has now is a lack of effective competition and a development system that isn't doing as well as it could be. Back about a decade ago, they had four development groups whom if they were sent there by the WWF (at the time) often went from one to another to learn different styles even if they had several years experience, while most of the rest of the talent had experience in WCW, ECW, other North American indies and Japan. These days, many talent coming through know little about any style other than the "WWE" style having had little indy experience, and are turfed out in images of what Vince McMahon has for mental masturbation with little personality, struggling to do promos ad-hoc, and altogether struggling to adopt a strong persona with the audience. The only wrestler in the WWE currently that applies to the above but has succeeded through all of the barriers in the way has been John Cena, whom I'd argue is straight-jacketed to hell in terms of what he can do by the bookers and the WWE itself. Randy Orton would be up there if he could get himself across as a hot babyface which at the moment he cannot, while the jury is out on the Miz. I'd argue that the two most competent performers in the WWE right now that appear regularly on screen are CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, and it is no surprise that these two have masses of experience in indys, RoH etc. before coming to the WWE and adapting their skills to the "style" fairly successfully. It could certainly help the WWE reopen a second developmental terrority alongside FCW, and possibly build ties with a Japanese promotion to send some young talent over there on short-term development.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on February 10, 2011, 02:49:57 PM
I think the last 12 months has been WWEs best since 2002.  Have enjoyed TV and the PPVs.  Smackdown is a bit low on talent but Raw is enjoyable for the most part.

Wrestlemania is still a bit up in the air but its looking like Punk/Orton and probably Cena/Miz, neither hardly show stealers though.  It also looks like Taker could be returning in two weeks and they badly need him for Wrestlemania.  I'm sure we will have Triple H back too.

I see Miami got Wrestlemania 28.  That will be the second Wrestlemania held in Florida in four years and its outdoors again.  I was hoping Toronto would get it.  They have amazing crowds up there.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on February 10, 2011, 03:15:35 PM
WW 30 will be New york so Toronto may get 29 though New Orleans is also in the running

The Orton,Cena,HHH hugging the limelight at Wrestlemania's is tiresome those guys would be nothing more than mid carders in the 80s

Miami is a good location & i'm sure the one's the goes will also do TNA in Orlando.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on February 10, 2011, 03:44:01 PM
WW 30 will be New york so Toronto may get 29 though New Orleans is also in the running

The Orton,Cena,HHH hugging the limelight at Wrestlemania's is tiresome those guys would be nothing more than mid carders in the 80s

Miami is a good location & i'm sure the one's the goes will also do TNA in Orlando.

Ha?  Don't know about that.  They are where they are because of how over they are.  The WWE do not aim to please 'smart fans'.  There is a reason the likes of those three are main eventing in WWE.  Like it or not WWE need Triple H at Wrestlemania, the card is slim enough as it is having lost HBK, Jericho and Batista within the last year.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on February 10, 2011, 04:07:28 PM
Everyone know's why HHH is at the top what if he didn't marry steph? Cena is a great PR for WWE that was pushed by HHH & co... as for Orton he's had many title's now & everytime he had them the ratings dropped, maybe I'm bit old school when i seen the likes of Mr perfect,Rick Rude (better talent) not winning any world titles

I agree alot of big names missing making the roster weak but it's time to push the young talent & they can do it with HHH,Cena jobbing at mania.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on February 10, 2011, 04:55:53 PM
Triple H was a multiple time world champion before he ever married Steph.  He would have made it to the top regardless.  I'm not saying being married to the bosses daughter dosen't have its perks but he had enough talent anyway.

I know John Cena is not everybodys cup of tea (I personally like him) but Cena is the biggest draw in the WWE right now.  He got over with his rap gimmick and he is talented on the mic which is probably more important than in ring skills.  John Cena is also not a bad wrestler despite what some people say, granted he might not be able to carry the likes of Khali etc but put him in the ring with a competant wrestler and he can put on a good show.

Orton bores me lately but there is no denying he is over.

I agree with WWEs reluctance to push young talent over the last few years is now the reason for a weaker than normal roster at the present time.  But they are rectifying this.  In the last year or so we have seen Sheamus, Wade Barrett, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, ADR etc pushed. We also have the likes of CM Punk (everything he touches turns to gold), John Morrisson and DBD who are doing well.

WWE have no choice but to push younger talent.  I'd say in the next two years we could see the last of Triple H, Taker, Rey Rey, Kane and Edge who are not getting any younger.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on February 10, 2011, 07:08:48 PM
If my memory serves me right HHH had only one world title to his name before dating steph? anyways today he's one of the main bookers with too much power backstage

Don't get me wrong Cena is a decent Wrestler with good mic skills but he needs to job more often at main events IMO

Delighted that the like's of Sheamus, Wade Barrett & Drew Mcintyre are getting/got pushed as they all worked in the past with Irish Whip Wrestling.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Fionntamhnach on February 10, 2011, 09:05:16 PM
If my memory serves me right HHH had only one world title to his name before dating steph? anyways today he's one of the main bookers with too much power backstage

Don't get me wrong Cena is a decent Wrestler with good mic skills but he needs to job more often at main events IMO

Delighted that the like's of Sheamus, Wade Barrett & Drew Mcintyre are getting/got pushed as they all worked in the past with Irish Whip Wrestling.
Cena seems to me to be very willing to job when asked to. He comes across as very hard working and a loyal company man and there's no stories about Cena refusing to put people over (unlike Hulk Hogan or Steve Austin) from those that have worked there. The problem lies in Cena being a huge cash cow for the WWE especially in merchandise - look at the amount of kids decked out in his purple & orange gear at every event for example. McMahon is terrified of turning Cena's character anywhere sort of heelish in case it affects such sales. The problem is that Cena's current character is more stale now than that of the Rock in 2001, but there's no challenge to try and risk something that right now feels safe.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on February 10, 2011, 10:07:34 PM
It would be mad to turn Cena heel.  Who would take his place as the top face?  I mean there really is no one else as big as he is.  Orton certainly isn't going to move merchandise the way Cena does.  As you said he is a big cash cow and you wont see Cena turn for a few years yet.

As for Triple H on the booking team.  I don't mind that.  Its common knowledge that he has a great mind for the business.  Infact I think I would rather see him running the business than Vince McMahon or Steph at this stage.

BTW is anyone else annoyed with the way they are treating Sheamus at the moment.  I mean jobbing to Santino and then jobbing to Morrisson.  Then last Monday he was beaten down by Mark Henry.  Sheamus should be pushed as a monster.  Yet he is made to look bad every few weeks now.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on February 10, 2011, 10:24:42 PM
They had a chance to turn Cena heel at survivor series for a few months then make him face again which would have generated even more merchandise but fcuk up a good story line

What there doing with Sheamus is a mystery? one minute he's winning King of the ring then jobbing to less than mid-carders

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Fionntamhnach on February 15, 2011, 12:02:26 PM
WARNING: Spoiler for Wrestlemania 27 host...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/12463466 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/12463466)


Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on February 15, 2011, 01:21:27 PM
Yep the Rock host of Mania was leaked a few days ago just confirmed last night! in the Promo it sounds like he may take on Cena which would be a real money spinner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agtRMJI56Ms
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: anportmorforjfc on February 15, 2011, 04:07:20 PM
He also said hes back for good  ;D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on February 16, 2011, 01:35:25 PM
Great to see The Rock back. What a legend!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on February 16, 2011, 02:30:58 PM
Most electrifying moment on Raw in years!
Hoping the great crowd reaction will make him rethink his ideas r.e. never wrestling again
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Iceman on February 17, 2011, 03:24:08 PM
He's definitely wrestling again - he didn't come back and bulk back up again to sit on the sidelines
He was shredded down to about 225 for movies and now is easily back up to 260+ - He's going to wrestle.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Medic on February 17, 2011, 08:55:03 PM
Yep the Rock host of Mania was leaked a few days ago just confirmed last night! in the Promo it sounds like he may take on Cena which would be a real money spinner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agtRMJI56Ms

the rock at his best  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kWZrJicj-Y&feature=related

love the smirk look he gave john cena....what a legend!!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on February 17, 2011, 09:24:01 PM
The rock as heel was classic stuff too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G8u1ErQTO0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyAK-irvIyc&feature=related

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Go home ref on February 19, 2011, 06:13:52 PM
Everyone know's why HHH is at the top what if he didn't marry steph? Cena is a great PR for WWE that was pushed by HHH & co... as for Orton he's had many title's now & everytime he had them the ratings dropped, maybe I'm bit old school when i seen the likes of Mr perfect,Rick Rude (better talent) not winning any world titles

I agree alot of big names missing making the roster weak but it's time to push the young talent & they can do it with HHH,Cena jobbing at mania.

The 1996 push that Austin got was originally meant for HHH so he would of got to the top anyway
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on February 22, 2011, 11:09:59 PM
John Cena had his best promo for years on Raw


Here is the full transcript of rap reply to the Rock:



Finally The Rock came back and everyone was gettin’ with it
’til he said I was talking trash but he would never be specific.
Because I wasn’t talkin’ trash, Rock. I was talkin’ truth.
You left us high and dry to play a fairy with a tooth?
And then you walk into this ring and tell these people that I’m lame, man?
He wore lipstick in Gettin’ Shorty and wore a skirt for The Game Plan.
This Fruity Pebble you’re dealin’ with, I’m not your average jabroni.
I’m like a big purple pinwheel, Rock, so go ahead and blow me.
And you’re electrifying, yes, but hang with me? That’s just absurd.
See now you gotta tell your family you just got schooled by Barney’s turd.
Oh no no no no no, wait wait wait, that’s your material – you can have your joke back.
Just don’t go racing to Witch Mountain, Rock, ’cause your mountain is brokeback.
Oh no no no no no, wait wait wait – The Rock’s new movie, well it’s nothing like Walking Tall.
He spends the movie in a bowling ally polishing my balls.
The People’s Champ, he’s never with the people. Rock, your words are see-through.
You imitate me every time you leave. For seven years we couldn’t see you.
And and and is it Rock or is it Dwayne? Pick a side, come on son.
If I was you, I’d stick with Rock, ’cause Dwayne doesn’t have a johnson.
And you’ll see me at WrestleMania? Well then I’ll make sure not to miss it.
‘Cause you ain’t goin’ a whip my candy ass, dude. I’ll make sure you kiss it.
You’re the WrestleMania host, Rock: that’s your role. Know it.
You tell these people that you love ‘em. I’m here every week to show it.
That’s called a first round knockout. Now you know that I’m not playin’.
Run your mouth all you want, dude. It doesn’t matter what you’re sayin’.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: anportmorforjfc on March 29, 2011, 10:08:31 PM
Raw was brilliant last night. Can't wait for Sunday!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on March 29, 2011, 10:13:51 PM
Yep Mania on Sunday should be a good one, any predictions going?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: anportmorforjfc on March 29, 2011, 10:35:09 PM
Yep Mania on Sunday should be a good one, any predictions going?

Heres my predictions:

Del Rio - with Christian turning on edge!
Undertaker - but i would like Triple H to win but i don't think the streak will end, Michaels may get involved
Cody Rhodes
Lawler - Sick of Michael Cole the past couple of months
Team Snooki
Sheamus - Don't see him losing the title so soon
Kane and Big Show
CM Punk - Really looking forward to this one, hope Orton wins though.
The Miz - The Rock will be involved somehow, talk of him and Cena fighting at Summerslam so Rock will cost Cena the title but there could be a suprise.

I'm sure there will be a few surprises thrown in that no one will expect. Should be a good one.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Medic on March 29, 2011, 11:54:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNAbYN5S29Y&feature=related
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Hilltresk on March 30, 2011, 07:55:02 AM
Whats the card for Mania? Don't follow follow it anymore.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: BarryBreensBandage on March 30, 2011, 02:24:20 PM
A new WWE superstar from NI perhaps?

http://www.u.tv/Sport/NI-wrestler-signs-WWE-deal/7d454cfc-a534-4453-b925-64cf6f8b2b72
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on March 30, 2011, 04:27:55 PM
Yeah read about that he'll prolly end up at TNA & Finlay got sacked this week for writing a poor segment http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/WWE_News_3/article_48834.shtml

anportmorforjfc i would go along with alot of those but i think Cena,Orton will win

Whats the card for Mania? Don't follow follow it anymore.

Full card on here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WrestleMania_XXVII




Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: CountyMan on March 30, 2011, 08:08:56 PM
Another one of his great comeback speeches. The man talks that fast I would be surprised if there was a drop of saliva in his mouth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_6g0DFQh6Q&feature=fvsr
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: CountyMan on March 30, 2011, 08:11:00 PM
And just incase anyone hasent had the opportunity to watch his return to the WWE this year check this out. (Listen to the roar of the crowd when he steps out)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8ejiG5-BtA
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DownFanatic on March 30, 2011, 11:51:13 PM
Still rate this as one of my favourite Wrestlemania moments. The Hoosier Dome near exploded.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELC0vAbBVvI
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on March 31, 2011, 09:28:40 AM
A new WWE superstar from NI perhaps?

http://www.u.tv/Sport/NI-wrestler-signs-WWE-deal/7d454cfc-a534-4453-b925-64cf6f8b2b72

They seem quite keen on fellas from here I have a couple of mates (both wrestle in Scotland mainly) who the WWE have taken to the last two Wrestlemania's on VIP packages, seats on official buses beside the superstars and backstage passes to the Slammys and HoF shows and everything
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: AbbeySider on March 31, 2011, 10:03:26 AM
Still rate this as one of my favourite Wrestlemania moments. The Hoosier Dome near exploded.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELC0vAbBVvI

Love that moment.... what an insane sprint to the ring. The energy was fantastic when you were a kid!
The memories... :D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on April 03, 2011, 06:24:04 PM
Anyone know where i could stream WM live later?
In S africa and don't wanna have to wait to download it tmrw cuz i can see the Rock leavin as champ after an impromptu challenge to Cena or Miz like Hogan at WM 9!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on April 03, 2011, 06:31:24 PM
Don't worry Santino Cena will be leaving as champion tonight.  ;) Cant wait now.  I hope they give Sheamus vs Bryan 10 or more minutes.  They could have a cracking match.  Also a big Cody Rhodes fan so can't wait for his match with Mysterio.  Hope its a great wrestlemania.  Some good matches on the card, can't wait.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 03, 2011, 06:57:36 PM
Streams up here http://www.myp2pforum.eu/threads/53810-WWE-Wrestlemania-27/page2

I think the show will end with The Rock raising John Cena hands among a chorus of boos.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: anportmorforjfc on April 03, 2011, 08:50:31 PM
According to Wiki Rock is going to challenge Cena and The Miz for the title at extreme rules, but i don't know how true it is!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on April 03, 2011, 10:40:32 PM
Cheers Ross4life! Hope it works here.
Hoping Sheamus/Bryan doesnt get bumped off the card as rumoured and hope this is a night for the young heels on the cusp esp Punk and Miz.
Quite shocked at how much i'm looking forward to the Lawler/Cole match too! Always thought Cole got a hard time from smart fans, esp after meeting him few yrs ago.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 03, 2011, 11:53:18 PM
Rumours are true Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan off the main card (wrestled a few mins ago in dark match*) but WWE will have time for some band & Snooki  ::)

*became a battle royale & The Great Khali won it but not sure if title was on the line?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on April 04, 2011, 02:05:08 AM
Screw WWE advertising Sheamus vs Bryan for the last two weeks.  One of the main reasons I get the show and its bumped off the card.  I'm pissed about that.  Feel cheated out of my money. The fact that the show has been pretty boring so far doesn't help either.  Hope it starts to pick up from here on in.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Capt Pat on April 04, 2011, 02:17:04 AM
It costs 65 dollars in the states. Is that what you paid?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on April 04, 2011, 02:25:40 AM
€23 I think it cost.

Worst Mania in a long time so far.  This match better save the show.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 04, 2011, 02:26:06 AM
Christ almighty Snooki match 2nd last! who's booking this?

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 04, 2011, 03:03:10 AM
Wow what a match! (taker v HHH) well worth saying up for.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on April 04, 2011, 03:22:52 AM
Wow what a match! (taker v HHH) well worth saying up for.

Great match but not enough on its own to save this show.  Great performance by both men.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 04, 2011, 03:27:03 AM
From twitter.

Holy crap. Snooki got booed, then turned the crowd around with some kind of gymnastic goblin magic.  :D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on April 04, 2011, 03:29:21 AM
Man the crowd is terrible tonight.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Galwaybhoy on April 04, 2011, 04:19:07 AM
I have enjoyed WWE programming over the last year.  I have defended it time and again over those 12 months.  But tonight, well I cant defend that anymore.  Worst WM I have ever ordered.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on May 20, 2011, 06:10:05 PM
Macho Man Randy Savage -- one of the most famous wrestlers of all-time -- died today in a car accident in Tampa, Florida ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ spoke with Randy's brother, Lanny Poffo, who tells us the wrestling legend suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel around 10 AM ... and lost control of his vehicle.

Earlier this month, Savage celebrated his 1-year anniversary with his new wife Lynn.

Savage was 58.

Macho Man began wrestling in the WWF in 1985 and became a superstar with his trademark catchphrase "Ooooooh Yeaahhhhh."

Florida Highway Patrol tells TMZ ... Savage was driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median ... through oncoming traffic ... and "collided head-on with a tree."

Savage was transported to Largo Medical center, where he died from his injuries.

Savage's wife was a passenger in the vehicle during the collision -- but survived with "minor injuries." She was transported to a different local hospital where she was treated.

According to officials, Randy and Lynn were both wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUGPsCkNfG4&feature=related
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Capt Pat on May 20, 2011, 06:20:59 PM
Are they going to hold a state funeral for Randy Savage as well.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Fionntamhnach on May 20, 2011, 06:23:33 PM
RIP Macho Man. Stephanie McMahon will be shedding a tear tonight I reckon...
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on July 18, 2011, 01:05:32 PM
So who caught Money in the Bank last night?
Think it was my fav PPV since Calgary Stampede in 1997!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DownFanatic on July 18, 2011, 01:09:55 PM
So who caught Money in the Bank last night?
Think it was my fav PPV since Calgary Stampede in 1997!

It was the best PPV I have seen in years. Two brilliant MITB matches and a 5* main event match that will go down as one of the best PPV main events in a longtime.

Punk has really upped the game in the WWE since his shoot promo and the atmosphere in the stadium last night was electric. It's going to be very interesting to see where the WWE is going to go with this storyline.

Daniel Bryan winning the Smackdown MITB was also a breath of fresh air while Orton/Christian was also enjoyable.

WWE is slowly but surely picking the pace up again but still needs more star power.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on July 18, 2011, 01:14:18 PM
I see so many similarities between Miz and the Rock as well as Punk and Austin so hopefully this is about to kickstart a new era.
Orton and Cena have been on top longer than Austin and Rock ever were so time for them to put over Miz and Punk strong. Last night was the perfect platform to start from
For any old fans who have lost interest or anyone with even a passing interest, make sure to catch the replay! This one will be talked about for yrs.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on July 18, 2011, 05:03:53 PM
Yeah great PPV last night was well booked. Apparently Punk did a similar storyline with Ring of Honor before he left. Hopefully Del Rio,Daniel Bryan are given the titles.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Go home ref on July 18, 2011, 07:03:21 PM
Best PPV ive seen in about 5 years main event was class and I thought the Smackdown MITB was particularly good
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: anportmorforjfc on July 18, 2011, 07:16:39 PM
Don't think there has been a better crowd in years.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on July 18, 2011, 07:20:24 PM
ECW one night stand 2005 is still ahead in crowd reaction.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on July 18, 2011, 07:37:18 PM
First time in yrs i'm gonna watch Raw live later so they must have done something right!
Might watch the replay at 9pm first too!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Fionntamhnach on July 18, 2011, 07:40:42 PM
Have to agree. Great PPV, even the Divas match wasn't completely unwatchable. The hottest crowd for a WWE show since One Night Stand 2006 I reckon, which added a lot to it.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on July 18, 2011, 08:41:31 PM
If WWE put hometown talent in featuring roles like this more often it would make the events seem much more important, as opposed to burying hometown guys like theyve done much more often.
Zach Ryder for world title shot next time they roll into LI!!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on July 18, 2011, 08:49:06 PM
Sin Cara suspended for failing a steroid test - silly boy
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Go home ref on July 19, 2011, 08:09:06 PM
Vince got "fired" by HHH last night I guess that's the end of Vince's TV persona so.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on July 19, 2011, 08:18:25 PM
Raw was poor last night they wasted two hours by having a tournament to crown a new champ only to not crown one. Whoever wrote that storyline at the end should be fired.

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on July 19, 2011, 09:21:14 PM
Pretty irrelevant first 100 mins fair enough but the final angle was v well done and if followed through will be remembered for yrs.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Fionntamhnach on July 21, 2011, 03:17:53 PM
Dave Meltzer has rated the CM Punk vs. John Cena match from Money In The Bank *****.
That's right, 5 stars, the first he's given for a WWF/WWE match since 1997.

And even better, Cena involved in a five star match!  :D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on July 21, 2011, 04:48:29 PM
Fair enough I reckon. If he can last near an hour with Shawn Michaels he must be damn good (when he knows he has to put the effort in)
Only reason Undertaker-Shawn matches wouldn't have been 5* is due to predictable winner.
What was last 5* match?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on July 21, 2011, 05:15:41 PM
Hell in a cell HBK v Taker Bad Blood 1997 i think.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DownFanatic on August 15, 2011, 02:52:19 PM
I ordered Summerslam last night. Actually thought it was a very good PPV.

The bonus 6 man tag at the start was fast and energetic and I actually thought that Henry/Sheamus and Bryan/Barrett were two above average matchups.

Orton/Christian was brilliant with some great spots. Christian took some great bumps too. Punk/Cena delivered yet again with the whole Nash/Del Rio end segment making for interesting viewing over the next few weeks.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on August 15, 2011, 03:57:42 PM
I ordered Summerslam last night. Actually thought it was a very good PPV.

The bonus 6 man tag at the start was fast and energetic and I actually thought that Henry/Sheamus and Bryan/Barrett were two above average matchups.

Orton/Christian was brilliant with some great spots. Christian took some great bumps too. Punk/Cena delivered yet again with the whole Nash/Del Rio end segment making for interesting viewing over the next few weeks.
Orton/Christian was the match of the night not sure about giving Orton another title though? Will be interesting to see how long Del Rio will have the belt for can't imagine Nash will be wrestling much as he can barely walk these days.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on September 30, 2011, 07:28:41 PM
WWE Dublin Royal Rumble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRqYPYIyYC4  :D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on January 30, 2012, 04:48:23 PM
First ever Irish Royal Rumble winner, well done fella.


Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DownFanatic on January 30, 2012, 07:56:36 PM
Good to see a bit of Irish talent get a push and the winners slot at the Rumble. Id say he will go on to fight for the Smackdown World title at Mania.

Ive been following the WWE since the early 90's. This current period it is going through is shite. Has been for the past few years IMO. Reminds me a lot of the 1995 - 1997 period. Total lack of star power. Only Orton, Punk, Cena and Jericho keeping the ship afloat now.

It needs a edgier product. Something like the Attitude era or the Invasion angle.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on January 30, 2012, 10:20:31 PM
Delighted for Sheamus but one of poorest 30 man Rumbles in recent memory, particulary first half hr.
Hope they still have big plans for Jericho though.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on January 30, 2012, 10:51:14 PM
Yeah poor enough PPV/Rumble & the direction of WWE has gone done the pan in recent years. With HHH taking over from Vince it will probably only get worse.

Saying all that the Mania card could have a decent look to it?

Sheamus v Daniel Bryan
CM Punk v Jericho
Orton winning money in the bank
HHH v Taker
Beth Phoenix v Kharma
Cena v The Rock
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on January 31, 2012, 09:11:51 PM
Best Raw in many months to followup a half-assed Rumble. Quality match between Punk and Bryan which will hopefully lead to a long feud later in the year. Reminded me of the Angle-Benoit classics. Hope Bryan gets to keep the title til Mania with the roll he's on.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 01, 2012, 04:30:42 PM
Anyone watching tonight?


Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DownFanatic on April 01, 2012, 05:28:39 PM
Yeah, I'll be watching. Buying it for two reasons namely Rock/Cena and HHH/Undertaker. The rest of the card will be pretty forgetable.

Ive a feeling Rock/Cena will be a classic and the HHH/Taker match should be brilliant too.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Dont Matter on April 01, 2012, 06:12:27 PM
Aren't the fights decided in the writers room? How do people enjoy watching this? Genuine question.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DownFanatic on April 01, 2012, 06:16:09 PM
Aren't the fights decided in the writers room? How do people enjoy watching this? Genuine question.

All match outcomes are pre-determined. The whole thing is scripted. I suppose its a bit like watching the soaps.

What keeps me glued to it are the calibre of matches some those boys can put on. Some of those wrestlers can go half an hour in the ring with each other, putting their bodies through immense pain simply for the enjoyment of the viewer.

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Dont Matter on April 01, 2012, 06:22:26 PM
Aren't the fights decided in the writers room? How do people enjoy watching this? Genuine question.

All match outcomes are pre-determined. The whole thing is scripted. I suppose its a bit like watching the soaps.

What keeps me glued to it are the calibre of matches some those boys can put on. Some of those wrestlers can go half an hour in the ring with each other, putting their bodies through immense pain simply for the enjoyment of the viewer.

Ok but they don't really hit eachother do they? How is there immense pain? I suppose I can understand the soap analogy.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 01, 2012, 06:30:09 PM
They do hit each other though
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Dont Matter on April 01, 2012, 06:38:10 PM
Really? Are they not just pretending and the floor and everything is soft?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 01, 2012, 06:52:27 PM
You are totally right - my mistake
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DownFanatic on April 01, 2012, 06:57:40 PM
Really? Are they not just pretending and the floor and everything is soft?

Its a lot more real than people think. Have a look at these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MwZBINfWNE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZocE16RYns

Some of the wrestlers involved have sustained serious injuries over the years.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 01, 2012, 07:02:26 PM
Here in Miami at one of the warmest wrestlemania's yet looking forward to... the  match line ups look decent any predictions guys? i see PP have odds http://www.paddypower.com/bet/novelty-betting/sports-novelties/wwe

Don't matter, it's all staged/scripted it's great entertainment but injuries do happen. it's like going to see a good film i guess.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Dont Matter on April 01, 2012, 07:04:14 PM
Really? Are they not just pretending and the floor and everything is soft?

Its a lot more real than people think. Have a look at these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MwZBINfWNE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZocE16RYns

Some of the wrestlers involved have sustained serious injuries over the years.

Them boys are lucky to be alive!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Dont Matter on April 01, 2012, 07:05:29 PM
Here in Miami at one of the warmest wrestlemania's yet looking forward to... the  match line ups look decent any predictions guys? i see PP have odds http://www.paddypower.com/bet/novelty-betting/sports-novelties/wwe

Don't matter, it's all staged/scripted it's great entertainment but injuries do happen. it's like going to see a good film i guess.

Yes but can the fellas that are scripting it not put bets on and then right out the result they need.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DownFanatic on April 01, 2012, 07:15:11 PM
Here in Miami at one of the warmest wrestlemania's yet looking forward to... the  match line ups look decent any predictions guys? i see PP have odds http://www.paddypower.com/bet/novelty-betting/sports-novelties/wwe

Don't matter, it's all staged/scripted it's great entertainment but injuries do happen. it's like going to see a good film i guess.

I think the Paddy Power bet thing is an April Fools. Im guessing Cena will beat the Rock. This has the potential to be an all time classic. Taker and HHH will fight out a spot fest which should get 4 stars.

The rest of the card is mediocre in my opinion. Punk/Jericho hard to call. Punk will probably go over. Randy Orton for his credibility should take Kane, Rhodes to get a push with a win over Show and I generally don't care about the Laurinitis/Teddy or Woman's matches.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Armaghgael on April 01, 2012, 07:15:40 PM
Any were  i can watch it online?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 02, 2012, 12:19:42 PM
Decent wrestlemania but have been to better PPVs, opening match with the short finish was awful booking, surprised they put Kane over, CM Punk v Jericho, Rock v Cena good matches & as expected Taker v HHH was a classic.

Betting wasn't April fools as those odds were up all week.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Bingo on April 02, 2012, 12:31:36 PM
It amazes me that their is odds available for these, I'm assuming it was a joke?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Don Johnson on April 02, 2012, 01:03:41 PM
Here in Miami at one of the warmest wrestlemania's yet looking forward to... the  match line ups look decent any predictions guys? i see PP have odds http://www.paddypower.com/bet/novelty-betting/sports-novelties/wwe

Don't matter, it's all staged/scripted it's great entertainment but injuries do happen. it's like going to see a good film i guess.

I think the Paddy Power bet thing is an April Fools. Im guessing Cena will beat the Rock. This has the potential to be an all time classic. Taker and HHH will fight out a spot fest which should get 4 stars.

The rest of the card is mediocre in my opinion. Punk/Jericho hard to call. Punk will probably go over. Randy Orton for his credibility should take Kane, Rhodes to get a push with a win over Show and I generally don't care about the Laurinitis/Teddy or Woman's matches.

It amazes me that their is odds available for these, I'm assuming it was a joke?

No the odds were genuine, Skybet and various other bookies were giving odds as well.

The betting had been up from Thursday so wasn't an April Fools.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DownFanatic on April 02, 2012, 05:49:33 PM
HHH/Taker was incredible as expected. One of the best matches Ive ever seen in regards to drama and storytelling. The match was helped by having Michaels as referee. Three legends of the sport in one ring at the biggest show of the year.

Cena/Rock was brilliant but wasn't a masterpeice. Nevertheless the Rock winning was what the crowd wanted and they got that. Still think it could have been executed a bit better but it was still a spectacle.

Jericho/Punk had a hot last five minutes but the rest of the match was average. Kane and Big Show's victories were passable. The 12 man tag was a non runner without being awful. Paid no attention to the Divas match while the DUD at the start was unique I thought.

The near 80,000 strong crowd, the open top stadium and the backstage skits made it feel like an old school Wrestlemania.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ThroughTheLaces on April 02, 2012, 09:54:43 PM
Did anyone else hear the rock say 'will we do the ddt?' followed
30 seconds later by a....DDT. Ridiculous. I know it's scripted but that was poor from the rock.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DownFanatic on April 02, 2012, 10:41:37 PM
Did anyone else hear the rock say 'will we do the ddt?' followed
30 seconds later by a....DDT. Ridiculous. I know it's scripted but that was poor from the rock.

Rock and Cena talked continuously throughout that and weren't really that discreet about it. I thought Rock was a bit clunky at times. Probably a bit of ring rust.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 03, 2012, 04:32:39 AM
Don't miss Raw  :o
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 03, 2012, 07:56:56 AM
Don't miss Raw  :o
Only have a few words to describe Raw.. Lesnar & yes,yes,yes
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on April 03, 2012, 12:50:00 PM
How did the annouce tables stay untouched with that line up at mania, match of the night has to be HHH/taker, but was def not the ''best WM of all time'' as Cole spouts out continuously
Just watched Raw, the crowd knew what was coming and Cena couldn't help but laugh and continued to call out Rock. On the subject of fighters talking, it's certainly become more evident and imo takes away from the spectacle even though you know its scripted (Punk and Henry practically stopped for tea in the corner last night).
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Fionntamhnach on April 03, 2012, 02:13:58 PM
Don't miss Raw  :o
Only have a few words to describe Raw.. Lesnar & yes,yes,yes
Yes, Yes, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Iceman on April 03, 2012, 02:58:02 PM
I just watched the youtube clips and he is way smaller than he even was in the UFC.
Needs to do some serious lifting and get the needle out again if he is going to fit in with the rest of the line up there.....
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on April 03, 2012, 07:56:57 PM
Don't miss Raw  :o
Only have a few words to describe Raw.. Lesnar & yes,yes,yes
Yes, Yes, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D

Somehow that shock loss at WM might actually get Bryan more over than ever b4!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on May 29, 2012, 04:26:27 PM
The relentless pursuit of the scriptwriters to get the crowd to stop with the Cena Sucks chants seem to have finally pay'd off.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Go home ref on June 02, 2012, 05:09:45 PM
Saw this on WWE.com In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE has suspended Randy Orton for 60 days effective today for his second violation of the company's policy.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Armaghgeddon on June 02, 2012, 05:12:54 PM
Jericho has been suspended to
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on September 11, 2012, 05:03:44 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/09/wrestling-legend-jerry-lawler-suffers-heart-attack-during-live-wwe-show/

Shades of Owen Hart 1999 with the show must go on...  ::)

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on September 11, 2012, 11:03:41 PM
Been listening to a few episodes of Live Audio Wrestling on the ol' podcast machine lately. The Review-a-Wai show is particularly enjoyable, reviewing an old PPV/RAW/whatever a week. It's almost more enjoyable when they're reviewing a piece of crap show. I've actually listened to far more of the shows than I have watched shows themselves in the past few years.

Tough on Lawler, just saw that here for the first time. I'd imagine that'd be the end of any contact in-ring stuff, but then the Hulkster and Flair still amble about so I doubt wrestlers at this level's ability or willingness to ever retire. Could this lead to the un-expected joy of JR returning to RAW? Knowing the WWE they'll just put Matt Striker or some other jack-in-a-box beside Cole.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 05, 2013, 09:40:53 PM
Wrestlemania 29 on this Sunday. Some money can be made on these odds if you do accumulator bet.

http://www.paddypower.com/bet/sports-novelties/wwe?ev_oc_grp_ids=1212501
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Iceman on April 05, 2013, 10:44:57 PM
Will the Undertaker's streak be broken?

CM Punk, Rock and HHH would be a nice wee accumulator alright.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 05, 2013, 10:50:10 PM
Odds on entertainment events with a predetermined outcome.  Some serious money could be made there
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DownFanatic on April 06, 2013, 01:25:28 AM
Odds on entertainment events with a predetermined outcome.  Some serious money could be made there

I still can't get my head around the fact that Paddy Power is now offering odds on the WWE. As you say serious money to be made.

Cena should take the WWE title match to reverse the result from last year's Mania duel with The Rock. Del Rio/Swagger is hard to call in the World Title contest but with Cena expected to win the WWE title it is unlikely that there will be another title change here and Del Rio should win.

There is not a hope in hell Undertaker will lose the streak and him beating CM Punk is like buying money. Triple H and Brock Lesnar in the career match is a hard one to call. HHH is a legend and it may be his time to bow out but if Lesnar isn't going to be a full time fixture on the WWE schedule then Lesnar losing won't be that big of a deal. With Shawn Michaels involvement it may be the case that HHH will lose this one to create a mega embrace type thing for the finale. Lesnar at 9/4 isn't bad value.

The rest of the matches will probably be dirt. Ryback should get a first Mania win agaist Mark Henry. I fancy Jericho at 9/4 to beat Fandango. Team Hell No should beat the Ziggler/Langston combo. Tons of Funk v Team Rhodes Scholars could go either way and is too hard to call. Tons of Funk slight favourites.

The Miz at 2/5 should defeat Barrett while the best value for money is the 4/1 for Orton/Big Show/Sheamus to beat the Shield.

£10 accumulator on all these outcomes will bring you in a handsome sum of  £2807.28!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on April 06, 2013, 01:55:04 AM
Jerico has a short term contract that expires not long after 'Mania. Even if this Fandango character is mostly a joke wrestler he's the only one of the two who will be getting much screen time after this show.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Armaghgeddon on April 06, 2013, 02:04:57 AM
Odds on entertainment events with a predetermined outcome.  Some serious money could be made there

I still can't get my head around the fact that Paddy Power is now offering odds on the WWE. As you say serious money to be made.

Cena should take the WWE title match to reverse the result from last year's Mania duel with The Rock. Del Rio/Swagger is hard to call in the World Title contest but with Cena expected to win the WWE title it is unlikely that there will be another title change here and Del Rio should win. Difficult to say because Swagger was arrested for drug possession so the WWE are hardly going to reward him with that. Del rio is not a cert to walk out champion as Ziggler still has MITB and Del Rio has been a boring champion so far.

There is not a hope in hell Undertaker will lose the streak and him beating CM Punk is like buying money. Undertaker wanted the streak to end, not too sure about now. Paul Bearer died a few weeks ago so would have Undertaker at 100% to win. Triple H and Brock Lesnar in the career match is a hard one to call. HHH is a legend and it may be his time to bow out but if Lesnar isn't going to be a full time fixture on the WWE schedule then Lesnar losing won't be that big of a deal. With Shawn Michaels involvement it may be the case that HHH will lose this one to create a mega embrace type thing for the finale. Lesnar at 9/4 isn't bad value. HHH lost at Summerslam, it might be a good way for HHH to bow out for now as he is going to be taking over Vince's position soon.

The rest of the matches will probably be dirt. Ryback should get a first Mania win agaist Mark Henry. I fancy Jericho at 9/4 to beat Fandango. Personally I think Fandango will win, the need to make him credible. Team Hell No should beat the Ziggler/Langston combo. Tons of Funk v Team Rhodes Scholars could go either way and is too hard to call. Tons of Funk slight favourites.

The Miz at 2/5 should defeat Barrett while the best value for money is the 4/1 for Orton/Big Show/Sheamus to beat the Shield.

£10 accumulator on all these outcomes will bring you in a handsome sum of  £2807.28!

I would go for...

Cena
Undertaker
Lesnar
Ryback
Fandango
Barrett
The Shield - I am hoping Sheamus and Orton both go heel.
Team Hell No
Swagger to win but will not leave champion.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on April 06, 2013, 09:57:03 PM
Odds on entertainment events with a predetermined outcome.  Some serious money could be made there

I still can't get my head around the fact that Paddy Power is now offering odds on the WWE. As you say serious money to be made.

Cena should take the WWE title match to reverse the result from last year's Mania duel with The Rock. Del Rio/Swagger is hard to call in the World Title contest but with Cena expected to win the WWE title it is unlikely that there will be another title change here and Del Rio should win. Difficult to say because Swagger was arrested for drug possession so the WWE are hardly going to reward him with that. Del rio is not a cert to walk out champion as Ziggler still has MITB and Del Rio has been a boring champion so far.

There is not a hope in hell Undertaker will lose the streak and him beating CM Punk is like buying money. Undertaker wanted the streak to end, not too sure about now. Paul Bearer died a few weeks ago so would have Undertaker at 100% to win. Triple H and Brock Lesnar in the career match is a hard one to call. HHH is a legend and it may be his time to bow out but if Lesnar isn't going to be a full time fixture on the WWE schedule then Lesnar losing won't be that big of a deal. With Shawn Michaels involvement it may be the case that HHH will lose this one to create a mega embrace type thing for the finale. Lesnar at 9/4 isn't bad value. HHH lost at Summerslam, it might be a good way for HHH to bow out for now as he is going to be taking over Vince's position soon.

The rest of the matches will probably be dirt. Ryback should get a first Mania win agaist Mark Henry. I fancy Jericho at 9/4 to beat Fandango. Personally I think Fandango will win, the need to make him credible. Team Hell No should beat the Ziggler/Langston combo. Tons of Funk v Team Rhodes Scholars could go either way and is too hard to call. Tons of Funk slight favourites.

The Miz at 2/5 should defeat Barrett while the best value for money is the 4/1 for Orton/Big Show/Sheamus to beat the Shield.

£10 accumulator on all these outcomes will bring you in a handsome sum of  £2807.28!

I would go for...

Cena
Undertaker
Lesnar
Ryback
Fandango
Barrett
The Shield - I am hoping Sheamus and Orton both go heel.
Team Hell No
Swagger to win but will not leave champion.

agree with the bolded, think the shield will win, def too many goodies at the min, think team hell no will be beat tho. The Rock is a breath of fresh air but its obv Cena will win, would love to see him dirty Joe a victory, have the crowd boo him anyway.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Armaghgeddon on April 07, 2013, 07:01:53 PM
Anyone else betting on this?

£1 on the following will win you £2096 @ Paddy power

The Rock
Rhode Scholars
Ziggler and Big E
Fandango
Henry
Undertaker
Lesnar
Swagger
_____________
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Armaghgael on April 07, 2013, 08:57:31 PM
Anywere you can watch online?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Armaghgeddon on April 07, 2013, 09:07:23 PM
Will no doubt be the typical websites such as firstrowsports etc. Will find you a link when it starts.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Fionntamhnach on April 07, 2013, 09:29:30 PM
Odds on entertainment events with a predetermined outcome.  Some serious money could be made there
Nothing new really. Over the years bookmakers here and abroad have offered odds on the outcomes on things like plot climaxes in soap operas and dramas, or what thing will a certain celeb do when they're mentioned in a popular newspaper again.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Armaghgeddon on April 07, 2013, 11:53:56 PM
The Miz wins opening match.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ranch on April 08, 2013, 04:13:42 AM
Well that was depressingly predictable.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on April 09, 2013, 11:31:40 AM
Last nights RAW 10x better than WM.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on April 09, 2013, 09:04:41 PM
Just finished Raw there and that was most mental (possibly wrote aff) crowd I think I've ever seen! Seemed to be a lot of UK and Irish fans in town!
Great to see Ziggler win the big one in front of that crowd. Prob an even bigger ovation than Rock got after his title win in Jan.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 09, 2013, 09:17:04 PM
Mania had some decent matches though overall it disappointing and poorly booked. The crowd was also great for the Raw after WM last year but i think last night was the best. Fandango theme music has become very popular. Here's what happened when the show went off the air http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X6SOc-1nfY
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on April 09, 2013, 11:22:06 PM
It was like the world darts final crowd last night!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on August 15, 2013, 06:50:34 PM
Big news today

http://www.wwe.com/inside/wwe-releases-statement-on-darren-young-26140515 (http://www.wwe.com/inside/wwe-releases-statement-on-darren-young-26140515)

Quote



On TMZ this morning, WWE Superstar Darren Young revealed to the WWE Universe that he is gay. WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will continue to support him as a WWE Superstar. Today, in fact, Darren will be participating in one of our Be A STAR anti-bullying rallies in Los Angeles to teach children how to create positive environments for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on August 15, 2013, 10:03:09 PM
#1 worldwide trend on twitter earlier. Good luck to him! Won't do his profile/push any harm I'd say..
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on August 15, 2013, 10:19:37 PM
Sure Orlando Jordan was out (and playing a gay streotype) on TNA years ago. He's bisexual iirc. Knowing Vince a career-ending gay gimmick is in Young's future.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on August 15, 2013, 10:32:48 PM
Buttplug on a pole match?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on August 18, 2013, 10:23:28 AM
http://watchwrestling.net/

great wee site, watching total Divas  :) :)
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on April 07, 2014, 12:43:03 AM
Westlmania baby, stone cold and rock first out in the ring with hulkster
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Black Card on April 07, 2014, 08:05:26 AM
Big news today

http://www.wwe.com/inside/wwe-releases-statement-on-darren-young-26140515 (http://www.wwe.com/inside/wwe-releases-statement-on-darren-young-26140515)

Quote



On TMZ this morning, WWE Superstar Darren Young revealed to the WWE Universe that he is gay. WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will continue to support him as a WWE Superstar. Today, in fact, Darren will be participating in one of our Be A STAR anti-bullying rallies in Los Angeles to teach children how to create positive environments for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Someone else needs to shout to the world he's gay, Jesus wept!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on April 07, 2014, 08:38:51 AM
SWEET HOLY FUUUUUUCK

DO NOT READ IF YOU PLAN ON WATCHING:














The Undertaker LOST. Wowowow
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Christmas Lights on April 07, 2014, 12:50:20 PM
SWEET HOLY FUUUUUUCK

DO NOT READ IF YOU PLAN ON WATCHING:














The Undertaker LOST. Wowowow

Its not real you know?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Black Card on April 07, 2014, 02:04:52 PM
No way  :) ;D - next you'll be telling me the Easter Bunny doesn't exist.  ;D
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Under Lights on April 07, 2014, 03:50:33 PM
What? The streak is over? Who was he up against? Haven't watched in years.

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Armaghgeddon on April 07, 2014, 04:02:39 PM
What? The streak is over? Who was he up against? Haven't watched in years.
Brock Lesnar

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Under Lights on April 07, 2014, 04:38:47 PM
Give us the rest of the matches/results?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: laoislad on April 07, 2014, 04:50:13 PM
Genuine question but who decides who wins/loses these fake fights?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Under Lights on April 07, 2014, 05:07:53 PM
Genuine question but who decides who wins/loses these fake fights?

Would imagine the script writers. Just the same as any soap/series you watch. Who decides who lives and dies in Love/Hate etc.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DownFanatic on April 07, 2014, 05:35:50 PM
Very good Mania.

Great to see Bryan go over HHH and then take the title in the main event. Both were above average matches.

It was obvious that Taker is past it. He was slow and cumbersome in his match with Lesnar and it is rumoured that he injured his hip during the match. In turn he called an audible and cut the match short. End of the streak would of been scripted and not a shoot as many believe.

Battle Royal had a good finish while Cena/Wyatt was average at best. Austin/Rock/Hogan promo at start was memorable.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 07, 2014, 06:38:31 PM


I thought Taker would retire with streak but apparently it was his idea to put Lesnar over. I presume Brock will win the title at Summerslam now.

Best Mania for a while, fair play to HHH putting Bryan over so strong. The shield match probably cut short due to the 30 minute Hogan,Austin,Rock promo. Hogan thought he was in the Sliverdome  :D

Good battle royal & deserved push for Antonio Cesaro he could main event Mania if pushed right. Bray Wyatt was favourtie to win they must have changed that match on the night?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on April 07, 2014, 08:22:12 PM
Although an improvement I thought WM30 was ok. last night he Taker finish disappointed but knowing now that he was injured im not too upset (i thought the streak was gonna go with the way Heyman was promoting but I wanted a spectacle), come to think of it he struggled quite badly to get up at the end.

Obviously Punk leaving left the writers with a bit of mixing and matching. I would have loved a second Wyatt v shield otherwise i was hoping they would ignite the Reigns v Ambrose fall out.

My lad likes Cena and i at first i didnt really get the whole Cena sucks movement, but now i do. he's so robotic, he didnt have the ring presence to trade with someone as awesome as Wyatt. Wyatt v Rock would be some rivalry. Cena winning was a real let down for me.

Delighted to see Bryan get his title, the whole YES movement was finally picked up by Vince but flog the life out of it and ive a feeling Bryan will be fighting like 'Miz' is now within a year or two.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 09, 2014, 05:01:45 AM
The Ultimate Warrior died tonight.

Wow - he wad on WWE TV the last 3 days after having not been on for years.

RIP
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on April 09, 2014, 07:28:40 AM
The Ultimate Warrior died tonight.

Wow - he wad on WWE TV the last 3 days after having not been on for years.

RIP
shocking news, he didn't look right on raw as he struggled to get out of the ring after his promo. RIP
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Christmas Lights on April 09, 2014, 09:01:29 AM
Always loved the Ultimate Warrior back in the day  :'(

His match with Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania was epic..........at the time when I enjoyed that sort of thing.

RIP


Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: BenDover on April 09, 2014, 09:32:47 AM
I remember his 20secs demolition of the Honly Tonk man, no longer down the ramp and he was away again
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Wildweasel74 on April 09, 2014, 06:16:29 PM
Wrestlemania 4, i remember that one myself, still remember the big one in wrestling terms, him against Hogan in wrestlemania 6, Hard to believe so many of the wrestlers of that era have gone.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: muppet on April 09, 2014, 06:40:41 PM
Family tree conference reacts to being told their predecessors came from Roscommon:


Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on October 11, 2014, 12:19:39 AM
My 8 year old would rather watch the shit i loved than today crap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Lf9Ar861Ws
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on October 21, 2014, 04:54:49 AM
Mick Foleys kid retweeted and favoured my tweet re his appearance on Raw. Can I retire now?????
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 08, 2014, 08:00:57 PM
Went to this in the Odyssey last night. I thought it would be total dirt but it was actually decent craic and the wains love it.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: BenDover on November 10, 2014, 09:00:25 AM
Was there myself and the WWE certainly know how to put a show on, some of the acts really get the crowd involved and the younger bro near had a fit when Ryback appeared. Enjoyed it myself so can only imagine what the big events like summerslam or wrestlemania must be like
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on January 23, 2015, 07:59:07 AM
In Tokyo for next while. Anyone any suggestions where I could catch the royal rumble online? Can't subscribe to the network from here...
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on January 23, 2015, 08:01:33 AM
Will be up here either by live stream or  posted up just after the finish, great site.

http://watchwrestling.ch
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on January 23, 2015, 08:32:19 AM
Cheers for that! Real unpredictable rumble this year so don't wanna find the result from spoilers! Hope it's Bryan or Ambrose!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on January 23, 2015, 08:40:29 AM
Yeah a lot in the air as the push has been with Reigns but he's not getting over with the older crowd. A lot depends whether Lesner keeps the title, would love to see him and Bryans at WM. Rollins is a great heel and wouldnt mind him cashing in on a Cena win, then him and Reigns would be a great WM ME.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on March 29, 2015, 10:19:23 PM
Anyone watching tonight? Predictions
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on March 30, 2015, 11:14:01 AM
Shocked at Sting losing. Maybe a sign its not his last match.
Seems odd having Bryan and Cena as secondary champs now but it'll certainly help the titles importance
I woulda preferred Wyatt winning and Taker going into next years final match looking for 1 final victory for the old gunslinger
That main event was dramatic stuff! I thought Reigns did an excellent job and hopefully that will shut the haters up and they stick with this more badass character of recent weeks.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: theticklemister on March 30, 2015, 12:49:52 PM
Losers
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on March 30, 2015, 02:05:02 PM
coming from you - that says a lot
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on March 30, 2015, 06:07:39 PM
Lesner is just a beast, loved the main event, keeps Brock strong. Cena still hanging about to beat up and coming stars  ::) I'd a had Rusev either cheat win or Lana turning and helping Cena. Bryan is better at the underdog chasing, winning the IC allows him to main event the house shows and Raws without Brock. 8/10 show for me. Loved the Rock/Ronda cameo. Hoping to see a few Irish prospects coming out of NXT in the next few weeks.

Losers

Maybe but I enjoy the product and have got into it from my wee lad started watching and tbh it was the only interest we shared up until he finally wanted to play football this year.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on March 30, 2015, 09:31:02 PM
Lesner is just a beast, loved the main event, keeps Brock strong. Cena still hanging about to beat up and coming stars  ::) I'd a had Rusev either cheat win or Lana turning and helping Cena. Bryan is better at the underdog chasing, winning the IC allows him to main event the house shows and Raws without Brock. 8/10 show for me. Loved the Rock/Ronda cameo. Hoping to see a few Irish prospects coming out of NXT in the next few weeks.

Losers

Maybe but I enjoy the product and have got into it from my wee lad started watching and tbh it was the only interest we shared up until he finally wanted to play football this year.

You must be hard to please or else I am easily pleased thought it was the best show for years and up there with the best ever Mania's.  Missed part of it though but why was Arnie inducted into the WWE HoF?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ross4life on March 30, 2015, 10:21:26 PM
I'm still shocked that HHH put Bryan over last year. Good match though i liked how they used the NWO,DX (mostly HHH buddies) as clearly at Stings age he couldn't go all out. HHH v The Rock for next years Mania by the looks of it. Stephanie will get hurt if she takes on Ronda she will hardly be that silly?

I thought the last Rusev v Cena match was better, what next for Rusev now that his unbeaten run is over, will Vince have him dancing or back to NXT?

Taker match improvement on last year but to be far he was concussed then. Lesnar match was so well booked & Seth Rollins title win was Edge like
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: redzone on March 30, 2015, 10:47:43 PM
Serious question. Is the matches at
 mania fixed
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DownFanatic on March 30, 2015, 11:35:03 PM
Serious question. Is the matches at
 mania fixed

Yes, all pre determined by the WWE's creative team.
Still can't comprehend how bookies offer odds on it now.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: theticklemister on March 30, 2015, 11:42:19 PM
Serious question. Is the matches at
 mania fixed

Yes, all pre determined by the WWE's creative team.
Still can't comprehend how bookies offer odds on it now.

Apparently wan boy went from 11/8 to 1/4; Lesner. Did he win?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on March 31, 2015, 12:21:36 AM
Serious question. Is the matches at
 mania fixed

Yes, all pre determined by the WWE's creative team.
Still can't comprehend how bookies offer odds on it now.

Apparently wan boy went from 11/8 to 1/4; Lesner. Did he win?

He won and lost.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: gallsman on March 31, 2015, 12:43:44 AM
Serious question. Is the matches at
 mania fixed

Yes, all pre determined by the WWE's creative team.
Still can't comprehend how bookies offer odds on it now.

Apparently wan boy went from 11/8 to 1/4; Lesner. Did he win?

His contact was up the day after WM and UFC were aggressively chasing him for a return. If he signed with UFC, as a lot of people expected, it was a cert he'd have lost title. In the end, he renewed his WWE contract, throwing the outcome of the match into doubt. Its probably only decided a couple of days beforehand.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on March 31, 2015, 01:57:09 AM
Serious question. Is the matches at
 mania fixed

Yes, all pre determined by the WWE's creative team.
Still can't comprehend how bookies offer odds on it now.

Apparently wan boy went from 11/8 to 1/4; Lesner. Did he win?

His contact was up the day after WM and UFC were aggressively chasing him for a return. If he signed with UFC, as a lot of people expected, it was a cert he'd have lost title. In the end, he renewed his WWE contract, throwing the outcome of the match into doubt. Its probably only decided a couple of days beforehand.

Lesnar played both sides well. After all his health issues he looked a shadow of himself at the end of his UFC run. I don't know what going back would have proven anyways. He showed he could hang with the 'real' fighters. Better to see out his days earning a big buck as a part-timer in the WWE.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on March 31, 2015, 10:35:09 AM
I think Lesnar is great but the problem is who can have a convincing feud with him as a babyface after him being so dominant? Reigns was his most convincing opponent of the last year and i dont get all the backlash againt Reigns. I thought he did a hell of a job at Mania.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: gallsman on March 31, 2015, 11:00:10 AM
I think Lesnar is great but the problem is who can have a convincing feud with him as a babyface after him being so dominant? Reigns was his most convincing opponent of the last year and i dont get all the backlash againt Reigns. I thought he did a hell of a job at Mania.

It's the perennial problem - he's seen as "Vince's guy" without earning it from the fans which, to an extent, he is. When The Shield first emerged, it looked like they had two future stars and an athletic big guy. Of course Vince chose, as always, to push the athletic big guy first. On top of that, others who'd served their dues (Ziggler in particular) can't get near the main event.

Fans will come round though. Will just take a little bit longer than WWE really intended. A good heel run would serve him well.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: screenexile on March 31, 2015, 12:25:44 PM
Does the Rock take part in the ring at all anymore?

For me he was the best by far and I pretty much stopped watching after he left I would maybe start watching again if he was about more often. When he was around it was a real golden age for the sport with Mankind/HHH/Stone Cold/Angle/Big Show/Kane/Undertaker/Jericho/Guerrero. I really loved it at that time.

The new crop of Cena/Lesnar etc. just don't have the same charisma about them as the lads previous. 
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on March 31, 2015, 04:17:12 PM
I think Lesnar is great but the problem is who can have a convincing feud with him as a babyface after him being so dominant? Reigns was his most convincing opponent of the last year and i dont get all the backlash againt Reigns. I thought he did a hell of a job at Mania.

It's the perennial problem - he's seen as "Vince's guy" without earning it from the fans which, to an extent, he is. When The Shield first emerged, it looked like they had two future stars and an athletic big guy. Of course Vince chose, as always, to push the athletic big guy first. On top of that, others who'd served their dues (Ziggler in particular) can't get near the main event.

Fans will come round though. Will just take a little bit longer than WWE really intended. A good heel run would serve him well.

In fairness Lesnar earnt his rep from being a great amateur wrestler, a great pro wrestler and a very good UFC fighter before he returned to the WWE. Lesnar fills the role of a monster heel excellently, and that's something the WWE needed. It's the supporting cast that have been the problem. The guys that gets pushed and then fade away are partly because the creative team seem to operate on whims but likewise many of them were missing the key ingredients to be a big draw. Ziggler, Swagger, Miz, Caesero.. so many times it hasn't worked out.

Daniel Bryan might be their one true success in the last few years, CM Punk aside given his exit, and both of those were huge indie stars that WWE did little to develop, they came ready to star.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: gallsman on March 31, 2015, 04:46:55 PM
My post is about Reigns, not Lesnar.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on March 31, 2015, 06:50:20 PM
My post is about Reigns, not Lesnar.

Opps, thought you meant Leanar coming back in at the top. Reigns has the Samohan link which wouldn't have hurt his cause. I do see him ending up in the Ziggler/Swagger/Miz pile if something extraordinary doesn't happen.. the WWE had never been known for its patience.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Wildweasel74 on March 31, 2015, 09:07:45 PM
I find it hard to believe sting is still wrestling, the wear and tear on the body for this craic is immense, i remember seeing him 22years ago against big Van Vader, He was something very special back then and was always my favourite wrestler,
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 01, 2015, 10:52:46 AM
I was very surprised how old Sting, Nash, Hall, Waltman etc looked on Sunday. In fact only really Triple H and Hogan didn't look that much older than they did during the Monday Night Wars. The match itself was a perfect allegory for that period. Bring out all the big guns, do everything you could to destroy the other but at the end of it acknowledge a healthy respect for what the other had achieved.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on April 01, 2015, 03:33:03 PM
I was very surprised how old Sting, Nash, Hall, Waltman etc looked on Sunday. In fact only really Triple H and Hogan didn't look that much older than they did during the Monday Night Wars. The match itself was a perfect allegory for that period. Bring out all the big guns, do everything you could to destroy the other but at the end of it acknowledge a healthy respect for what the other had achieved.

Sure Vince bought WCW 14 years ago. Long time since the MNWs. Sting's 56 now ffs, for that age he's in great shape. Hogan has been shot for a decade, Hall is barely able to walk and Nash isn't much better. Even though it appeared to be Vince pissing on WCW's grave again by having HHH win, if the HHH v Rock match down for next year's Mania as it appears to be, it was the right thing to do.

Sting to job to Taker in his home-state (possibly farewell) Mania in Texas next year makes sense too.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Go home ref on April 03, 2015, 01:01:45 PM
Reigns big problem IMO is his awful mic skills he's just terrible on the mic stares into the camera like he's forgot what to say and just says believe
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on June 02, 2015, 10:48:22 PM
Stone Cold lays the seed for him and Lesner for WM32, McMahon Need's a monster card to pack in 100,000.

http://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/2015/6/2/8707907/video-steve-austin-paul-heyman-set-up-stone-cold-vs-brock-lesnar-wwe-wrestlemania

He old but would love to see this.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 08, 2016, 09:30:36 PM
http://www.wwe.com/inside/daniel-bryan-announces-retirement-28665119
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on February 08, 2016, 10:08:19 PM
Sad, think the docs have cleared him but WWE haven't cleared him, hoping it's a work but highly unlikely. Can see him going back to the indys
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ONeill on February 19, 2016, 10:09:05 PM
What are the chances of picking up tickets for the event in Belfast on April 20th close to the time?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 19, 2016, 10:11:46 PM
What are the chances of picking up tickets for the event in Belfast on April 20th close to the time?
It's usually pretty packed so don't think you'd find ant still on general release but likely to pick something up on Gumtree etc around face value. It's a load of oul pish but good craic with the wains. Usually a few lady wrestlers for the Da's.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ONeill on February 19, 2016, 10:15:45 PM
The young lad has developed an unhealthy interest in it. Some days I come through the door and he's RKOing me for an hour. Seriously, I've had to warn him about snapping my neck.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 19, 2016, 10:50:46 PM
The young lad has developed an unhealthy interest in it. Some days I come through the door and he's RKOing me for an hour. Seriously, I've had to warn him about snapping my neck.
They watch it on a Sunday morning and it generally leads to some VERY rough stuff. We have been down on the floor the two times we have been at it. It's okay as they get to high five the wrestlers as they come in but it's too low to see the bouts properly.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Medic on March 31, 2016, 08:20:27 AM
The best heel character of all time...

DX mess with mr.macmahon's mic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjlxtuDIGFY

 :P
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 02, 2016, 09:27:31 PM
NXT will be having a show in Belfast June 13th.

The NXT show last night in Dallas will be better than WM tomorrow night. 4 excellent matches and one decent one. It was the best show WWE has put on in years.

Highlight was Nakamura vs Zayn which was the best match I've seen in years.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 04, 2016, 03:50:02 PM
absolute rubbish last night
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: MoChara on April 05, 2016, 10:32:17 AM
Shane O Mac dids the business as usual I though, putting Dean Ambrose in a "street fight" in the WWE is a pile of nonsense considering what the man used to be up to, it looked so restrained to me.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Santino on April 05, 2016, 12:53:16 PM
Aye the Ambrose-Lesnar match was biggest letdown for me. And agree with many that the womens match was near the best. Go on Becky!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Dire Ear on April 05, 2016, 03:19:18 PM
What are the chances of picking up tickets for the event in Belfast on April 20th close to the time?

Son got tickets for this and while he loves it , I'm not in the same wavelength,  any advice ??
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 05, 2016, 03:40:49 PM
turn your brain off for a few hours and enjoy yourself
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: BenDover on April 05, 2016, 04:12:49 PM
turn your brain off for a few hours and enjoy yourself
I was at one of the Belfast ones recently and it's actually a good enough evening, WWE def know how to put a show on.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on April 06, 2016, 11:53:51 PM
Finally worked my way through the five (!) hours of the main show there tonight. Weird show. The Shane O'Mac storyline looks a bit pointless with him losing, it seemed designed to only make sense with a win. But they made a mockery of the stipulation by having him getting control anyways the next night.

Same goes for the Ambrose-Lesnsar match, it was the best one on the card by a mile but they chickened out of giving Ambrose the rub he deserves by having Lesnar win. Reigns wins the world title as expected the only one that was correct booking to my eyes and obviously he really shouldn't have been in the main event to begin with such is the fan apathy towards him. The womens' match was good it had to be said.

The Rock segment was really weird. I thought they might have an impromptu Bray Wyatt-Rock match but instead they had a two second squash match - what was the point of that tease? It just pisses of the real fans.

Jerhico-Styles was total meh and it's absolute nonsense that they had Styles lose to an upper-mid carder on the Sunday at his first major PPV then expect people to buy him as the #1 contender for the world title the next night. Who writes shite like that.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: MoChara on April 07, 2016, 08:51:08 AM
Finally worked my way through the five (!) hours of the main show there tonight. Weird show. The Sane O'Mac storyline looks a bit pointless with him losing, it seemed designed to only make sense with a win. But they made a mockery of the stipulation by having him getting control anyways the next night.

Same goes for the Ambrose-Lesnsar match, it was the best one on the card by a mile but they chickened out of giving Ambrose the rub he deserves by having Lesnar win. Reigns wins the world title as expected the only one that was correct booking to my eyes and obviously he really shouldn't have been in the main event to begin with such is the fan apathy towards him. The womens' match was good it had to be said.

The Rock segment was really weird. I thought they might have an impromptu Bray Wyatt-Rock match but instead they had a two second squash match - what was the point of that tease? It just pisses of the real fans.

Jerhico-Styles was total meh and it's absolute nonsense that they had Styles lose to an upper-mid carder on the Sunday at his first major PPV then expect people to buy him as the #1 contender for the world title the next night. Who writes shite like that.

I think they are billing Lesnar to take on the streak mantle when Undertaker finally does hang up his boots, their match was alot shorter than it should of been only making room for the Rock Section needlessly.

Worst thing about Shane O'Mac Undertaker is Shane came out and said the product is shit and stale and needs fixed then they make him lose anyway so does that mean they are happy with the shit show they are putting on? lol I could see a brand split with Shane getting Smackdown or something.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on May 05, 2016, 05:51:01 PM
Originally from Scotland but her Fiancée is from the Antrim Glens and she has done a lot of stuff here in recent years. Great to see her get a big break.

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/article/nicola-glencross-nikki-storm-interview?sf25726747=1
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on October 19, 2016, 08:42:56 PM
Talking about the fiancée. Great to see another local lad getting his chance.

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/article/tommy-end-big-damo-and-crazy-mary-dobson-wwe-performance-center
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Minder on October 19, 2016, 10:48:18 PM
Talking about the fiancée. Great to see another local lad getting his chance.

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/article/tommy-end-big-damo-and-crazy-mary-dobson-wwe-performance-center

Yeah his parents have been heavily involved in our local hurling club for many years, his father is from Armagh.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on October 19, 2016, 11:00:30 PM
That he is. Grandfather played hurling for Antrim too
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Minder on October 19, 2016, 11:06:41 PM
That he is. Grandfather played hurling for Antrim too

Yeah he played in the 1943 All Ireland final, good people.

I think Damiens father, Conor, is the brother of Eamonn Mackle who was the Armagh liaison/logistics man
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on October 19, 2016, 11:54:23 PM
He is indeed
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on November 21, 2016, 09:28:32 PM
Well - that was something else last night in the main event 
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on November 21, 2016, 09:42:00 PM
Well - that was something else last night in the main event
The beast slayed. Seriously though how much was Lesnar paid to job like that?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on December 31, 2016, 05:19:57 PM
World of Sport Wrestling is back on ITV right now. Best part is JR on the mic - why Vince got rid of him is beyond me. The best announcer the sport has ever seen. When I think about the best moments of the Attitude Era the first thing that comes to mind is JR's play-calling. So good.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on January 01, 2017, 03:38:18 PM
World of Sport Wrestling is back on ITV right now. Best part is JR on the mic - why Vince got rid of him is beyond me. The best announcer the sport has ever seen. When I think about the best moments of the Attitude Era the first thing that comes to mind is JR's play-calling. So good.

Just watched it there now. JR made it
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on January 30, 2017, 12:36:49 AM
Anyone watching the Royal Rumble?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on January 30, 2017, 12:39:23 AM
Hopefully something mad like Finn Balor coming back and winning it.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ONeill on January 30, 2017, 01:06:01 AM
Becky Lynch getting a raw deal.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on January 30, 2017, 08:23:41 AM
Orton V Cena's at Wrestlemania. This is some new era.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Medic on January 30, 2017, 08:42:23 AM
WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Highlights HD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sMm4slRv74
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on March 16, 2017, 07:46:04 PM
So I have decided to do Mania this year.  One more off the bucket list, with Damian and Nikki involved it was too much of an opportunity to turn down. 

Have tickets sorted for Mania, the Hall of Fame and NXT.

Any one ever gone before?  If so any tips of what to do etc?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on March 17, 2017, 10:31:57 PM
I have no clue but any chance of a cost breakdown, I'm gonna be in America next year for mania so thinking of taking it in. Really jealous. Great to have an Armagh man on the roster. I hope he gets to make the big bucks.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on March 18, 2017, 03:04:51 AM
Yeah. I'm making the big plans for New Orleans next year.

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on March 18, 2017, 08:56:56 AM
I have no clue but any chance of a cost breakdown, I'm gonna be in America next year for mania so thinking of taking it in. Really jealous. Great to have an Armagh man on the roster. I hope he gets to make the big bucks.

Wasn't too bad at all. Flights were available for £300 as were a few decent hotels for the week.

Mania can be very expensive. I went for the 'cheap' seats and they were about £150. The most expensive ones were 7-8k but there were plenty at more than £1k. Hall of fame was reasonable at £35. Access is about the same provided you don't want to meet any current superstars. NXT and Smackdown are about £40. Left if too late to get tickets to RAW.

Also it's a bit of a stretch to call Damo an Armagh man
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: MoChara on March 20, 2017, 08:55:24 AM
When I seen this thread reopened again I thought a different story might have been getting talked about lol
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: TabClear on March 21, 2017, 07:56:53 AM
When I seen this thread reopened again I thought a different story might have been getting talked about lol

Not sure we're on the same Paige. ...... ;)
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: MoChara on March 21, 2017, 09:37:01 AM
When I seen this thread reopened again I thought a different story might have been getting talked about lol

Not sure we're on the same Paige. ...... ;)

 8) 8)
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 01, 2017, 06:36:29 AM
Really enjoyed the hall of fame tonight some very witty and entertaining speeches throughout. Not particularly well attended but a great atmosphere.

Also have to say the Amway Center is spectacular and when it's charging $8 a not particularly large soft drink it's going to do my diet the world of good.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 02, 2017, 05:25:13 AM
NXT was awesome. A really good event from start to finish. If you haven't seen it yet I highly recommend watching the triple threat tag match. One of the best matches I've seen in the WWE in years. Brought back memories of those great Dudleys, Hardys and Edge/Christian matches.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on April 02, 2017, 08:50:13 AM
Although they tried to avoid showing the empty seats i thought it looked bare. Really loved the DDP speech. Going to watch nxt tonight before the big one, although I see i see on twitter big damo has been added to the ATG Battle royal which is some achievement.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: MoChara on April 02, 2017, 08:51:13 AM
I see that fella Damo from Carnlough has confirmd he's in the Andre the giant match at wrestlemania he's really flying up the roster it seems

*Ya beat me to it RealSpirit lol
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Minder on April 02, 2017, 09:13:28 AM
I see that fella Damo from Carnlough has confirmd he's in the Andre the giant match at wrestlemania he's really flying up the roster it seems

*Ya beat me to it RealSpirit lol

Carnlough ??
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: MoChara on April 02, 2017, 09:16:02 AM
I see that fella Damo from Carnlough has confirmd he's in the Andre the giant match at wrestlemania he's really flying up the roster it seems

*Ya beat me to it RealSpirit lol

Carnlough ??

Aye I'm pretty sure that's where he grew up
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Minder on April 02, 2017, 09:33:42 AM
I see that fella Damo from Carnlough has confirmd he's in the Andre the giant match at wrestlemania he's really flying up the roster it seems

*Ya beat me to it RealSpirit lol

Carnlough ??

Aye I'm pretty sure that's where he grew up

Nah, Glenariffe. Just round the coast from Carnlough
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: MoChara on April 02, 2017, 10:10:02 AM
I see that fella Damo from Carnlough has confirmd he's in the Andre the giant match at wrestlemania he's really flying up the roster it seems

*Ya beat me to it RealSpirit lol

Carnlough ??

Aye I'm pretty sure that's where he grew up

Nah, Glenariffe. Just round the coast from Carnlough

Ah right not sure why i thought Carnlough maybe cause he went to the Tower
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 03, 2017, 12:44:03 AM
That first mania match will take some beating tonight. Take a bow Shane O Mac and AJ!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 03, 2017, 01:14:56 AM
I see that fella Damo from Carnlough has confirmd he's in the Andre the giant match at wrestlemania he's really flying up the roster it seems

*Ya beat me to it RealSpirit lol

Carnlough ??

Aye I'm pretty sure that's where he grew up

Nah, Glenariffe. Just round the coast from Carnlough

Ah right not sure why i thought Carnlough maybe cause he went to the Tower

He'd say Waterfoot

He was superb in the battle royale and at NXT. Didn't look out of place at all.

Mania is awesome highly recommend it
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 03, 2017, 07:43:48 AM
It won't go down as one of the best unfortunately but it was awesome to experience the event. The better match occurred early with one or two exceptions

The highlights for me was the Andre the Giant battle royale.

The Shane v AJ match was very good. Shane still one of the best at putting people over,

The RAW tag match was pretty special and great to see the Hardy Boys back.

Both women's matches were very strong. Particularly the performance of Charlotte in the first one.

HHH was surprisingly decent and good to see Stephanie taking her bump.

The lowlights include

How much WWE pissed all over Wyat, the title and the Royal rumble in one fell swoop. A match with a lot of potential was ruined by squeezing a good 25 minute match into 10 minutes and then scheduling it before the Women's and Lesnar matches.

The underuse of guest wrestlers compared with previous years.

Taker deserved a better opponent to retire him.


Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 03, 2017, 09:28:06 AM
Agree with most of though low points however I thought it was the best mania since 24.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on April 03, 2017, 04:29:56 PM
Gave up after the third match last night, finished it off there now. Probably the best mania in 10 years, some very solid matches and booked very well. Loved the Hardy's pop and to have them win was awesome. Agree about the bray/randy comments although I thought I would have them feeling about a few of the matches before the event. But the title and rumble winner should ME. Glad lesnar ended the streak now as the brass knuckle beating McMahon love child would have been as disaster. He is continually shoved down the fans throats and will never get over without turning heel or an extended break.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: The Iceman on April 04, 2017, 02:04:57 AM
was up in Orlando last night for work - totally forgot this was even on til I hit traffic and called home to see what the story was and the Father In Law who still loves the wrastlin and reminds me he attended the first two 'Mania's reminded me it was on.
The highlights I watched this evening were decent. Hope everyone who went had a blast  - take advantage of Orlando while you're there and do the parks! and the Gator zip line!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 04, 2017, 05:52:33 AM
Raw was pretty cool with some strange moments. Goldberg came out after the show and did a thank you farewell then hinted he may not be done yet.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on April 04, 2017, 04:13:36 PM
I thought Taker's final spot was excellent. He's old school and would always have wanted to go out on his back giving a younger guy the rub.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 05, 2017, 05:57:34 AM
Just back from Smackdown to complete my week. Another pretty good show. Very different from RAW in that when they went to Ad break, RAW stopped completely and people just stood in the middle of the ring etc whereas Smackdown continued on with what was clearly only for the local audience and not for those watching on TV. For example Shinsuke Nakanura made his debut randomly in the middle of a MIZ spot, then Dolph Ziggler came out and challenged him to a match in what he called the main event.  That match then took place at the end of the night after 205 live with no commentators or anything. All very strange.

Because someone asked me before I went would I do this. Here's a quick review

As for the week itself I have to say I enjoyed immensely. I've wanted to go to Wrestlemania for 21 years so to finally achieve it was pretty special. The atmosphere all week was awesome and the WWE certainly know how to entertain and provide relative value for money in terms of their shows only. The HOF lasted 5 hours, NXT was 3.5. WM was 6.5, Raw 4 hours 15, Smackdown was 3 hours 45.

That's where the value stopped unfortunately. Axxess was a huge let down with very few of the big superstars in attendance and those that were demanded a $400 uplift for an autograph. The other exhibitions allowing you to cut a promo or walk down a ramp to a Superstars entrance were decent but there simply wasn't enough of that.

The Amway Center is a very impressive arena I have to say with hardly a bad seat in the place. However given that a can of Beer was $12 and a large fountain drink (about 500ml) $8 I can see how it was paid for.

The Citrus bowl was quite an old fashioned stadium and they had to close some of it to make a make shift locker room underneath the stage. Luxurious it certainly was not. The parking was terrible as was getting away from the stadium.

Orlando has long been my favourite holiday destination as well so I did very little exploring with the WWE events taking up most of my time. The WM week really can take up a lot of your time.

On WM I would love to see it again and probably will on Friday. Some of the stuff was superb and the atmosphere was unlike anything I've ever experienced.

I probably won't be at another one (unless Damo has a tittle match/main event) because it truly was a once in a lifetime thing. That said I'm incredibly glad I came and would highly recommend it to anyone who likes wrestling even a little bit.

Home now tomorrow but very happy with the week I have had. 


Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: MoChara on April 05, 2017, 08:54:02 AM
Just back from Smackdown to complete my week. Another pretty good show. Very different from RAW in that when they went to Ad break, RAW stopped completely and people just stood in the middle of the ring etc whereas Smackdown continued on with what was clearly only for the local audience and not for those watching on TV. For example Shinsuke Nakanura made his debut randomly in the middle of a MIZ spot, then Dolph Ziggler came out and challenged him to a match in what he called the main event.  That match then took place at the end of the night after 205 live with no commentators or anything. All very strange.

Because someone asked me before I went would I do this. Here's a quick review

As for the week itself I have to say I enjoyed immensely. I've wanted to go to Wrestlemania for 21 years so to finally achieve it was pretty special. The atmosphere all week was awesome and the WWE certainly know how to entertain and provide relative value for money in terms of their shows only. The HOF lasted 5 hours, NXT was 3.5. WM was 6.5, Raw 4 hours 15, Smackdown was 3 hours 45.

That's where the value stopped unfortunately. Axxess was a huge let down with very few of the big superstars in attendance and those that were demanded a $400 uplift for an autograph. The other exhibitions allowing you to cut a promo or walk down a ramp to a Superstars entrance were decent but there simply wasn't enough of that.

The Amway Center is a very impressive arena I have to say with hardly a bad seat in the place. However given that a can of Beer was $12 and a large fountain drink (about 500ml) $8 I can see how it was paid for.

The Citrus bowl was quite an old fashioned stadium and they had to close some of it to make a make shift locker room underneath the stage. Luxurious it certainly was not. The parking was terrible as was getting away from the stadium.

Orlando has long been my favourite holiday destination as well so I did very little exploring with the WWE events taking up most of my time. The WM week really can take up a lot of your time.

On WM I would love to see it again and probably will on Friday. Some of the stuff was superb and the atmosphere was unlike anything I've ever experienced.

I probably won't be at another one (unless Damo has a tittle match/main event) because it truly was a once in a lifetime thing. That said I'm incredibly glad I came and would highly recommend it to anyone who likes wrestling even a little bit.

Home now tomorrow but very happy with the week I have had.

I was looking at the crowd there can you actually see anything if you are in the cheap seats?

Did you have to pay into that Axxess thing it sounds like a complete rip off.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: gallsman on April 05, 2017, 09:15:09 AM
Friend who watched it sent me a picture of a sign. "Roman is a Holocaust Denier."

They really hate him!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 05, 2017, 11:48:15 AM
Yeah Axxess was nearly $70 when you included fees and charges. If you wanted the VIP signatures it was $520. That was the only way to get the VIP signature. There were two VIPs per session which AJ Styles, Roman Reigns, Edge, Kurt Angle etc depending on your session.

The session I was there you could get autographs from the older guys like Howard Finkel, Lillian Garcia, xpac, Scott Hall, Ivory, Goldust, Bob Backland or Gerry Brisco and Pat Patterson. These were interspersed with the odd current roster member like Kane, Titus O'Neill or Fandango.

Queues for autographs were about 30-40 mins per autograph.

Finn Balor was there posing for photos with people in an elimination chamber but wouldn't sign anything.

If I did it again Axxess  would be the only thing I missed out.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 14, 2017, 10:34:27 PM
Not sounding good for Ric Flair.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on August 27, 2017, 07:33:56 PM
I see Killian Dain has his first belt with this strange thing they do with stables winning tag belts. Good to see him building on the momentum from Mania and hopefully it will continue through the feud with the RoH boys. Hopefully he makes it to the main roster in due time.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 17, 2017, 11:55:55 PM
Bobby Heenan former manager, color commentator died. RIP
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on September 18, 2017, 06:17:16 PM
Sad loss on the Brain - the best manager ever.

In other news - someone took a bookie to the cleaners after Summerslam last month

Quote
It looks like one person might have ruined gambling on pro wrestling for everyone. According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, somebody who gets the WWE finishes made a killing at SummerSlam, so gambling sites are considering dropping WWE.

Dave Meltzer wrote that there wasn't enough smart money in time for betting sites to adjust the line. Also, none of the finishes were changed at the last minute, so someone with inside knowledge can easily get all the finishes correct.

"He did a $3.36 parlay on ten matches, all of which he got right, and won $45,600," Meltzer wrote. "That was a key thing where I mentioned after the show that a lot of the gambling sites were considering dropping WWE because insiders that knew could make a lot of money and that level money was ridiculous. The company that got hammered hasn't done parlays in a long time, and won't be doing them again."
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: MoChara on September 19, 2017, 08:27:31 AM
Sad loss on the Brain - the best manager ever.

In other news - someone took a bookie to the cleaners after Summerslam last month

Quote
It looks like one person might have ruined gambling on pro wrestling for everyone. According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, somebody who gets the WWE finishes made a killing at SummerSlam, so gambling sites are considering dropping WWE.

Dave Meltzer wrote that there wasn't enough smart money in time for betting sites to adjust the line. Also, none of the finishes were changed at the last minute, so someone with inside knowledge can easily get all the finishes correct.

"He did a $3.36 parlay on ten matches, all of which he got right, and won $45,600," Meltzer wrote. "That was a key thing where I mentioned after the show that a lot of the gambling sites were considering dropping WWE because insiders that knew could make a lot of money and that level money was ridiculous. The company that got hammered hasn't done parlays in a long time, and won't be doing them again."

45k is hardly gonna break the bank for a bookies, surely if they are running odds they also would have a line on the insider knowledge and adjust their prices accordingly with always the chances of the last minute change of plan or the properly held secret.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DrinkingHarp on November 07, 2017, 06:00:08 PM
Nature Boy - The life of WWE legend Ric Flair.

Tonight on ESPN, 30 for 30, 10ET

The life and career of WWE legend Ric Flair, including interviews with Flair's living children and several retired wrestlers including Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Ricky Steamboat, Sting, Triple H, The Undertaker, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard.

Wwwwwwooooooooo!
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on November 07, 2017, 06:35:06 PM
Glad Flair pulled through. There’s enough depressing shît coming from America this year without the GoAT passing away too.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 08, 2018, 05:56:31 PM
I see at the weekend Former WWE star Christy Hemme gave birth to quadruplets.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 29, 2018, 04:28:31 AM
Well - thats some signing for them.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on January 29, 2018, 05:51:06 AM
Rhonda needs to be booked like the women’s division version of Lesnar, nearly unstoppable, no-selling strikes and treated like a special attraction. Given she’s bound to be making Lesnar-type money that should be taken for granted but you never know with the WWE.

Giving her Roddy Pipper’s jacket and look is a big mantle in itself. You’re talking about drawing comparisons to one of the most charismatic and iconic wrestlers of all time right off the bat. Roddy actually gave her his blessing to use the Rowdy nickname when she was starting out in MMA.

Whatever the situation is it’s a brave choice for her because there’s a lot easier ways for her to make more money than training to be a professional wrestler and taking the hammering that’s involved with it.

Love that they had Nakamura win the Rumble itself. Such a talent and maybe they’ll finally get the best from him with this push.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on March 20, 2018, 07:31:41 PM
http://www.wwe.com/inside/daniel-bryan-announces-retirement-28665119

2 YEARS AND ONE MONTH LATER

http://www.wwe.com/shows/smackdown/article/daniel-bryan-makes-huge-announcement?sf185073827=1

Quote
Following more than two years of extensive evaluations, four-time World Champion Daniel Bryan has been medically cleared to return to in-ring competition by leading neurosurgeons, neurologists and concussion experts, including Dr. Robert Cantu, Dr. Javier Cárdenas and Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher.
 
Bryan underwent a full review of his medical history and received comprehensive neurological and physical evaluations independent of WWE. He was cleared by each doctor as well as WWE’s Medical Director, Dr. Joseph Maroon.

After enjoying numerous championship runs, battling in legendary rivalries as both a singles and tag team competitor and sparking the epic “Yes!” Movement, Bryan was forced to make an emotional decision to retire from competition in February 2016. Later that year, he became the SmackDown LIVE General Manager, where he has continued to be an active part of the blue brand.

What will the future hold for WWE’s “Yes!” Man? Could we see a WrestleMania return? How will this affect his role as GM? Who will he look to face first? Find out as The Road to WrestleMania continues on SmackDown LIVE, tonight at 8/7 C
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on March 20, 2018, 07:41:21 PM
Stupid boy.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 20, 2018, 07:45:09 PM
That news on Daniel Bryan deserves just a one word answer.  8)
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on March 20, 2018, 07:48:22 PM
It seems he was going to leave and end up wrestling in Japan if the WWE didn't give him the all clear.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on March 20, 2018, 07:52:56 PM
It seems he was going to leave and end up wrestling in Japan if the WWE didn't give him the all clear.

He may still. His non compete wouldn't be up until after Christmas though. I genuinely thought they were building to him v Shane at Mania but this decision is a bit late for that. Wonder will they work him into the Owens Zayn Shane program or leave him for a big return match at Summerslam
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 08, 2018, 05:12:51 PM
Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans on tonight.

Its looking like a lot of title changes, In the main events i would expect two title changes with Roman Reigns to win the Universal Championship and Nakamura to win the WWE championship. Asuka to win the women's championships and maybe Nia Jax will win the other title.  Finn Bálor might win the Intercontinental Championship and Rusev the US Title.  The Bludgeon Brothers and Braun Strowman and whoever his partner is will likely win the tag team titles. Of course there won't be that much change and it will be interesting to see who retains their titles.

Last nights NXT matches of Aleister Black v  Andrade Cien Almas and Johnny Gargano v Tommaso Ciampa will take some topping tonight.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on April 08, 2018, 05:45:35 PM
The Rousey and Daniel Bryan matches are the ones that will move the needle.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 08, 2018, 07:03:41 PM
Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans on tonight.

Its looking like a lot of title changes, In the main events i would expect two title changes with Roman Reigns to win the Universal Championship and Nakamura to win the WWE championship. Asuka to win the women's championships and maybe Nia Jax will win the other title.  Finn Bálor might win the Intercontinental Championship and Rusev the US Title.  The Bludgeon Brothers and Braun Strowman and whoever his partner is will likely win the tag team titles. Of course there won't be that much change and it will be interesting to see who retains their titles.

Last nights NXT matches of Aleister Black v  Andrade Cien Almas and Johnny Gargano v Tommaso Ciampa will take some topping tonight.

Yeah I think AJ and the Usos will retain but every other title might change. 

NXT was excellent last night but the last three takeovers have been, the roster down there is incredibly deep and its booked exceedingly well. Don't know how many of them are going to be in the battle royals but I would like to see Nikki and Damo for obvious reasons.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 09, 2018, 02:11:40 AM
Think I've gotten every result against one wrong so far
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on April 09, 2018, 02:55:14 AM
The Undertaker match was crazy short. I was expecting more.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 09, 2018, 03:02:07 AM
Think this is why they never confirmed it. Very hard to complain about it when it wasn't officially confirmed.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on April 09, 2018, 03:30:57 AM
Think this is why they never confirmed it. Very hard to complain about it when it wasn't officially confirmed.

Everyone knew it was on the bill though. Taker looked in good shape so it doesn’t make much sense.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on April 09, 2018, 04:14:17 AM
The Auska result was stupid and so was the Nakamura one. Swerved for swerves sakes, no benefit to the winners. Crowd has been very dead apart from the Rousey match and a couple of Bryan spots.

Wtf @ turning Nakamura heel.

This crowd is fully capable of turning on this Reigns closer just like the Triple H one.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on April 09, 2018, 04:33:24 AM
And now they’ve taken a big dump on the tag team titles.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on April 09, 2018, 05:08:55 AM
And Lesnar retains! Wtf was this show?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 09, 2018, 05:49:32 AM
The Auska result was stupid and so was the Nakamura one. Swerved for swerves sakes, no benefit to the winners. Crowd has been very dead apart from the Rousey match and a couple of Bryan spots.

Wtf @ turning Nakamura heel.

This crowd is fully capable of turning on this Reigns closer just like the Triple H one.

I liked the Auska result. Sets up Flair v Rousey probably at Mania next year possibly as the main event. Nakamura has been in need of an edge since arriving on main card. The main event being the main event and having that ending was daft.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 09, 2018, 02:05:09 PM
Wasn't a patch on the last New Orleans Wreslemania. Quantity over quality that show was maybe its time HHH has more of say in booking it than 72 year old that rarely sleeps? Would have made serious money on likes of Lesnar,AJ,Mahal,Flair,Rollins to win last night. 

WWE Intercontinental Championship and Rousey matches probably the best. Nakamura so underused on the main roster his match with AJ should have been the highlight of the night. The crowd couldn't care less for the main event, they were convinced that Roman Reigns would win and no matter how much he's pushed they will never warm to him as a face. Part time champ remains so and looks in poor shape certainly no shape to be going back to UFC and having another match.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: DownFanatic on April 09, 2018, 02:31:41 PM
24 years a fan but the product just doesn't interest me as much anymore. That was a poor enough Mania. Not one match getting 4 *'s or more. Too long at basically 7 hours with a lot of crap filler. It think the WWE is losing direction. Total lack of real star power. Personally don't think it is currently a patch on the early 90's or the Attitude era.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on April 09, 2018, 02:36:26 PM
24 years a fan but the product just doesn't interest me as much anymore. That was a poor enough Mania. Not one match getting 4 *'s or more. Too long at basically 7 hours with a lot of crap filler. It think the WWE is losing direction. Total lack of real star power. Personally don't think it is currently a patch on the early 90's or the Attitude era.

The thing is on paper this card had the potential for at least three or four five star matches and four or five really good ones. Unlike Wrestlemania in the past there is now plenty of wrestling talent in the WWE and the build wasn’t bad either. This was them dropping the ball in a historic way. Not the worst Mania but one of the most disappointing ones of all time.

I’ll watch the post-Mania Raw to see if there was some degree of method to the madness.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 10, 2018, 12:17:53 PM
Thinking back on the show I think the build for many matches was poor and the order of the matches killed the momentum a bit but the in ring stuff wasn't actually that bad. The IC match was very strong as was the AJ match. The Charlotte Asuka match was awesome and the Rousey match exceeded expectations.

The even was highly unpredictable. Going on PP odds at the start of the start of the show the favourites didn't win any of the following. IC US, Smackdown Women or Smackdown Tag matches.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on April 10, 2018, 12:22:55 PM
Thinking back on the show I think the build for many matches was poor and the order of the matches killed the momentum a bit but the in ring stuff wasn't actually that bad. The IC match was very strong as was the AJ match. The Charlotte Asuka match was awesome and the Rousey match exceeded expectations.

The even was highly unpredictable. Going on PP odds at the start of the start of the show the favourites didn't win any of the following. IC US, Smackdown Women or Smackdown Tag matches.

The AJ-Nakamura match was not strong. It was only ok, which given the way it as positioned as a dream match both by the WWE and by hardcore fans meant it was severely underwhelming.

I didn’t see the IC match so of what I saw only the Rousey match was an unqualified success, as the ending of the Asuka match was a puke worthy swerve.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 10, 2018, 12:36:12 PM
Thinking back on the show I think the build for many matches was poor and the order of the matches killed the momentum a bit but the in ring stuff wasn't actually that bad. The IC match was very strong as was the AJ match. The Charlotte Asuka match was awesome and the Rousey match exceeded expectations.

The even was highly unpredictable. Going on PP odds at the start of the start of the show the favourites didn't win any of the following. IC US, Smackdown Women or Smackdown Tag matches.

The AJ-Nakamura match was not strong. It was only ok, which given the way it as positioned as a dream match both by the WWE and by hardcore fans meant it was severely underwhelming.

I didn’t see the IC match so of what I saw only the Rousey match was an unqualified success, as the ending of the Asuka match was a puke worthy swerve.

I thought was the AJ-Nakamura match was strong considering it was face v face. With the heel turn I expect better possibly at Backlash but I thought it was a good match which was maybe hurt a little from its position on the card. I think we can agree to disagree on the Charlotte v Asuka match which I thought was match of the night.

Looking forward to seeing who gets called up on Tuesday. I was hoping Damo might get the nod but rumour has it that's off till after summerslam.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 22, 2018, 06:24:42 AM
Thinking back on the show I think the build for many matches was poor and the order of the matches killed the momentum a bit but the in ring stuff wasn't actually that bad. The IC match was very strong as was the AJ match. The Charlotte Asuka match was awesome and the Rousey match exceeded expectations.

The even was highly unpredictable. Going on PP odds at the start of the start of the show the favourites didn't win any of the following. IC US, Smackdown Women or Smackdown Tag matches.

The AJ-Nakamura match was not strong. It was only ok, which given the way it as positioned as a dream match both by the WWE and by hardcore fans meant it was severely underwhelming.

I didn’t see the IC match so of what I saw only the Rousey match was an unqualified success, as the ending of the Asuka match was a puke worthy swerve.

I thought was the AJ-Nakamura match was strong considering it was face v face. With the heel turn I expect better possibly at Backlash but I thought it was a good match which was maybe hurt a little from its position on the card. I think we can agree to disagree on the Charlotte v Asuka match which I thought was match of the night.

Looking forward to seeing who gets called up on Tuesday. I was hoping Damo might get the nod but rumour has it that's off till after summerslam.

Spoke to soon as Sanity minus Nikki have been called up to the main roster. Always great to see a local lad doing well.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Fionntamhnach on April 30, 2018, 02:58:01 PM
Congratulations to Titus O'Neil on becoming the 21st Century Shockmaster!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Syferus on April 30, 2018, 04:44:10 PM
Congratulations to Titus O'Neil on becoming the 21st Century Shockmaster!  ;D ;D




It was a planned skit that is a call back to a real fûck up he had falling over carrying a barrel when he was on NXT.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on May 03, 2018, 01:23:50 AM
Having watched it again I am not convinced he meant it but it was hilarious
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on July 08, 2018, 10:06:11 AM
With Killian Dain now on the main roster that's 4 Irish superstars across the two main shows. Think probably only Canada and the US (maybe Mexico) would have more. Hopefully some of them get a push as the year goes on.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on October 23, 2018, 01:33:33 AM
Roman Reigns has had to relinquish the title after he announced that he has leukemia.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 23, 2018, 01:50:11 AM
Roman Reigns has had to relinquish the title after he announced that he has leukemia.
He had it for 11 years and unfortunately it's back he said. Best of luck to him.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ONeill on October 28, 2018, 11:55:57 PM
Roman Reigns has had to relinquish the title after he announced that he has leukemia.

Jesus, was tough watching that.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 06, 2019, 07:13:53 PM
Wrestlemania on tomorrow night in the MetLife Stadium. For the first time ever a womans match is the main event, it helps when you have the star power of Ronda Rousey on the card. Ireland's own Becky Lynch aka Rebecca Quin is hotly tipped to win.

Brock Lesnar is tipped to lose the universal title but that was teased before and didn't happen. Kurt Angle having his last match and the choice of Corbin for that match is a strange one. Will Kofi Kingston's big push in recent weeks end up with a world title?

Last nights NXT very good again, won't get many if any matches as good on Sunday.

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: MoChara on April 06, 2019, 08:26:24 PM
Has lesnar lost at wrestle mania before?
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 06, 2019, 10:16:46 PM
Has lesnar lost at wrestle mania before?
Lost to Goldberg 2004 and HHH in 2013.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: RealSpiritof98 on April 06, 2019, 10:45:09 PM
rousey might be the star power but Lynch is the reason its the main event, went down the idgaf route Austin did and ran with it. the fans are dying to follow people that relate and lynch has connected ala Bryan an few years ago.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Eamonnca1 on April 06, 2019, 11:22:35 PM
John Oliver has done a piece on WWE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8UQ4O7UiDs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8UQ4O7UiDs)

Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 07, 2019, 05:24:51 PM
Some nutjob tried to attack Bret Hart during his Hall of Fame speech last night - it didn't take long for about a dozen of the wrestlers to kick the shit out of him

https://twitter.com/AhYezzir/status/1114691725845508096
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: MoChara on April 07, 2019, 10:20:38 PM
Some nutjob tried to attack Bret Hart during his Hall of Fame speech last night - it didn't take long for about a dozen of the wrestlers to kick the shit out of him

https://twitter.com/AhYezzir/status/1114691725845508096

What was the thought behind that? I heard someone say on twitter it was because of the female main event but it doesn't make sense to attack bret hart for it
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Fionntamhnach on April 08, 2019, 08:30:12 AM
Don't worry, the arsehole that attacked Bret Hart got plenty of the help he needs...


 

...didn't stay up to watch WM35 especially as its a very long show these days, but the event seems to have got some decent reviews all round.

Won't say who won what as I don't want to spoil it for anyone looking to watch it later. 🤫
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 08, 2019, 02:56:48 PM
Longest ever mania 7 hours 30 minutes if adding in the 2 hour pre-show and still had no time or room for the likes of Kevin Owens or Sami Zayn. It was apparently the 3rd highest ever attendance for Wrestlemania. First time the Undertaker didn't appear on a mania for the best part of 20 years.

Without giving away the results. I thought the Kofi v Bryan was probably the best match of the night. Longest match of the night was between two buddies one aged 49 the other 50 and not a match to watch for anyone that wears nose rings. Not sure if that botched finish on main event was pre-planned or not?


Tampa Bay for next year and it looks like a pirate themed one.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 08, 2019, 06:09:40 PM
Longest ever mania 7 hours 30 minutes if adding in the 2 hour pre-show and still had no time or room for the likes of Kevin Owens or Sami Zayn. It was apparently the 3rd highest ever attendance for Wrestlemania. First time the Undertaker didn't appear on a mania for the best part of 20 years.

Without giving away the results. I thought the Kofi v Bryan was probably the best match of the night. Longest match of the night was between two buddies one aged 49 the other 50 and not a match to watch for anyone that wears nose rings. Not sure if that botched finish on main event was pre-planned or not?


Tampa Bay for next year and it looks like a pirate themed one.

Yeah I thought it was a genuine botch either way I thought it was a poor end to a decent PPV. Bit of a curated egg. Some great matches some poor but I thought the running order was very very strange and stopped it from being a great Mania. Good to see Niki getting well featured now if they would just put her husband on TV I’d be delighted and I’d go back. Tampa is very tempting I have to say
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Boycey on April 08, 2019, 07:07:20 PM
Genuine question...

I just don't get wrestling, I didn't even as a kid... What do you fans like about? Is the the theatre? Pantomime? Is it the same as going to a really good gig? The odd time I've seen it on TV I've always been struck by the amount of adults in the crowd going absolutely mental for it when I (genuinely) would expect the audience to be mainly juvenile...

A customer of mine told me last week he was heading for Vegas with his girlfriend and stopping in NYC for WrestleMania on his way back. He said the tickets were $700, I'm not sure if that was each or for the pair but either way  :o This boy is in his 40s.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Nanderson on April 08, 2019, 08:59:33 PM
I was big into wrestling as a kid from about 2003-2010. Since then i've just dipped into it now and again and always keep an eye out for results. I just enjoy the entertainment of it. Like i've always understood its not real but the wrestlers do risk themselves to entertain people and that has to be appreciated. Sometimes you can nearly predict who is gonna win but its nice when the creative team throws in a curve ball that keeps that bit of doubt in your head when you're thinking about who is gonna win
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 08, 2019, 10:41:35 PM
I got hooked on wrestling in 1996. There was a group of 5 of us in school and I loved for the theatre of it all. Beautiful women, cool violence, great characters and captivating story lines I thought the Monday night wars era had it all. Once the attitude era ended I kinda fell out of touch watching only occasionally but often enough to still know the characters. I then got drawn back in a few years ago when Damo started making a name for himself. I started going to the local Indy shows and really got interested in the business of wrestling. How things where booked, what people were like in real life etc. When he told me he and Nikki had signed with WWE I started watching NXT again which is and has been superb since. This coincided with my career going well and having a bit of disposable income so I went to see Damo and Nikki two years ago. I timed it to also take it WrestleMania 33 and it was spectacular. The atmosphere the entertainment everything about it was amazing. Now I pay attention to every show and every PPV again although now it’s like my guilty pleasure. I don’t think the characters or the story lines are anywhere near as good now so I still long for the attitude era but the in ring action is now the best it’s ever been so I enjoy watching it as I do any tv show. I’m lucky too to have the background into a little of what goes on behind the scenes as well.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Wildweasel74 on April 09, 2019, 12:05:34 AM
You lads missed the greatest era of wrestling from 1987 to 1993. Started to fall away. Then can round for awhile from 1997_2002. Been a class A disaster now for 15yrs with no characters/talkers of any remote interest.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 09, 2019, 12:28:13 AM
Have followed it since the mid 80s and granted it isn't as good as it use to be its still the characters,story lines that keeps me interested. The old routine of good v bad or heals v faces as they are called in wrestling is still in place. Its a lot like movies or good TV show but the wrestlers don't use body doubles for their stunts and the wrestlers that have good mic skills and carry off good matches are normally the ones that are given titles or given main event status at big shows.  The price for tickets especially for Wrestlemania (its super bowl) in the low tiers are ever increasing.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 09, 2019, 08:37:59 AM
I went two years ago and got an excellent seat for $70. The $700 seats described above definitely exist but they are the more premium seats probably on ground level near the ring but still a good bit back. So it really depends what you want to pay. I was looking last week about going this year and the decent seats started at $135. Whilst ringside were about $1800
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Fionntamhnach on April 09, 2019, 11:30:51 PM
Genuine question...

I just don't get wrestling, I didn't even as a kid... What do you fans like about? Is the the theatre? Pantomime? Is it the same as going to a really good gig? The odd time I've seen it on TV I've always been struck by the amount of adults in the crowd going absolutely mental for it when I (genuinely) would expect the audience to be mainly juvenile...

A customer of mine told me last week he was heading for Vegas with his girlfriend and stopping in NYC for WrestleMania on his way back. He said the tickets were $700, I'm not sure if that was each or for the pair but either way  :o This boy is in his 40s.

I only dip in to see what's going on in pro-wrestling on odd occasions now, but how it sometimes attracts my interest is a combination of factors. The theatre, the sportsmanship, the storytelling & the characters would be among the most prominent reasons. Everyone whom is at least above primary school age knows that what goes on is staged and scripted. That fourth wall was broken down a long time ago. The way the likes of WWE have evolved in their presentation notably change every few years, from the "rock 'n' wrestling" with hugely pumped up steroid & cocaine abusers in the mid-80's to early 90's to the era of cartoonish gimmicks on to the famed "attitude" era on to a era which involved less hitting each other with chairs and rubbish bins to the head on to a more in-ring focused product albeit still with a few gimmicks as a nod to past eras plus a focus on "risky" flying manoeuvres, onwards to a "PG" era on to where it is at present - one where most of the fans that turn up or tune in are mainly interested in the wrestlers emphasising athletic ability, storytelling and personal character development and very little on cheesy gimmicks. It is still "PG" rated, but at times has a slight edge to it.

The fans are also now much more vocal as to whom they actually want to cheer and with little in the way for the likes of Vince McMahon to fully control it. The best modern day example is with Roman Reigns, whom McMahon is eager to promote as "the face" of the company the same way as John Cena did. And Cena faced a load of problems like that back in the 00's where he was often cast as "Super Cena" because of the predictable way he was booked, but started to get over with fans better near the end of the decade - the turning point was probably at the 2008 Royal Rumble. For the next few years you'd often hear "duelling chants" from audiences when he had his bouts, up to the last couple of years where most now acknowledge that he's was/is actually a pretty decent wrestler that's won him over.

A lot of "small" men now dominate the pro-wrestling scene, small in the sense going up against whom were often involved in the 80's. These days you don't see wrestlers generally 'roided up to the gills nor do you see them look like your overweight uncle with a balding mullet in a pair of lyrca tights. There are still a few "big guys" out there, Brock Lesnar is one hangover from the early 00's (working part-time). But perhaps the epitome of the modern WWE wrestler is Daniel Bryan - whom would otherwise in years gone by be seen as a "vanilla midget" but now is perhaps the best in the world as an all-round package. A brilliant in-ring technician like Bret Hart was, understands how to pace a bout to tell a "story" through the bout, and while his charisma and promos aren't at the level of what The Rock was in his prime, he's still had plenty to get himself over that wherever he is a "face (good guy) of "heel" (bad guy) it's almost impossible for crowds not to connect with him - the worst thing that can happen to wrestlers in the ring is where the crowd are silent, not caring what's going on in front of them.

Finally for the WWE, one big change between now and from the start of this decade is the female talent on its roster. Back then it was rare for them to have womens wrestling be done in a serious manner like mens bouts were, the talent was often drawn up from the likes with modelling and cheerleading backgrounds to be thrown into the likes of "bra and panties" matches and be little more than eye candy. The last few years has seen a dramatic shift where the womens wrestlers are put on the same pedestal now as the men and promoted as such (except for the twice-yearly jaunts to Saudi Arabia). The idea of the WWE having a serious women's Royal Rumble match, their own "PPV" show or even have the main event of Wrestlemania be an all-female bout would have been unfathomable a decade ago.

Outside of the WWE, there's still a lot of good, smaller promotions. Impact Wrestling (neé TNA) once tried to give the WWE a run for its money like WCW did in the 90's, except they were nowhere near them. These days they're a small promotion with a TV deal that still keeps them in the public eye. Ring of Honor is another promotion that could be claimed to somewhat be a prototype to todays WWE the same way ECW was to WWE's Attitude era. If you like your hardcore blood & guts death matches, CZW delivers a few times a year especially with its "Tournament of Death" that goes way further than even the most violent moments of the Attutide era. Chikara and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla also both deserve mentions. Over on this side of the Atlantic, the independent scene is probably at its highest peak since the days of pro-wrestling on ITV's World of Sport in the 70's & 80's. Progress Wrestling in London ran a show in Wembley Arena with 4,750 in attendance back in September, while Glasgow based Insane Championship Wrestling did an event in the SSE Hydro Arena in the city in 2016 that drew a crowd of over 6000. There's a few local promotions across Ireland that hold shows in various town every few months.

The spectacle of pro wrestling certain isn't for everyone. But it does have a wide ranging appeal these days at many different levels especially outside the WWE. It's no longer the days of Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant, or DeGeneration X getting you to chant "Suck It!" but it's still very accessible to young and not so young alike. Also, thank f**k the cries of pro-wrestling being "fake" are almost gone. As I mentioned earlier everyone knows it's not "real" - if someone in your home or workplace is talking about Coronation Street of Fair City, you don't butt in and say "You know that shit's fake, right?" but when done well, pro-wrestling can get you drawn into the story evolving in front of you a well done storyline in a soap opera does. For the WWE, the proof in the pudding lies in the revenue they now generate. Back in the mid-90's Vince McMahon was nearly on the bones of his arse cheeks close to bankruptcy - last year the WWE made over US$930 million in revenue.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: oakleaflad on April 10, 2019, 11:09:42 AM
Genuine question...

I just don't get wrestling, I didn't even as a kid... What do you fans like about? Is the the theatre? Pantomime? Is it the same as going to a really good gig? The odd time I've seen it on TV I've always been struck by the amount of adults in the crowd going absolutely mental for it when I (genuinely) would expect the audience to be mainly juvenile...

A customer of mine told me last week he was heading for Vegas with his girlfriend and stopping in NYC for WrestleMania on his way back. He said the tickets were $700, I'm not sure if that was each or for the pair but either way  :o This boy is in his 40s.

I only dip in to see what's going on in pro-wrestling on odd occasions now, but how it sometimes attracts my interest is a combination of factors. The theatre, the sportsmanship, the storytelling & the characters would be among the most prominent reasons. Everyone whom is at least above primary school age knows that what goes on is staged and scripted. That fourth wall was broken down a long time ago. The way the likes of WWE have evolved in their presentation notably change every few years, from the "rock 'n' wrestling" with hugely pumped up steroid & cocaine abusers in the mid-80's to early 90's to the era of cartoonish gimmicks on to the famed "attitude" era on to a era which involved less hitting each other with chairs and rubbish bins to the head on to a more in-ring focused product albeit still with a few gimmicks as a nod to past eras plus a focus on "risky" flying manoeuvres, onwards to a "PG" era on to where it is at present - one where most of the fans that turn up or tune in are mainly interested in the wrestlers emphasising athletic ability, storytelling and personal character development and very little on cheesy gimmicks. It is still "PG" rated, but at times has a slight edge to it.

The fans are also now much more vocal as to whom they actually want to cheer and with little in the way for the likes of Vince McMahon to fully control it. The best modern day example is with Roman Reigns, whom McMahon is eager to promote as "the face" of the company the same way as John Cena did. And Cena faced a load of problems like that back in the 00's where he was often cast as "Super Cena" because of the predictable way he was booked, but started to get over with fans better near the end of the decade - the turning point was probably at the 2008 Royal Rumble. For the next few years you'd often hear "duelling chants" from audiences when he had his bouts, up to the last couple of years where most now acknowledge that he's was/is actually a pretty decent wrestler that's won him over.

A lot of "small" men now dominate the pro-wrestling scene, small in the sense going up against whom were often involved in the 80's. These days you don't see wrestlers generally 'roided up to the gills nor do you see them look like your overweight uncle with a balding mullet in a pair of lyrca tights. There are still a few "big guys" out there, Brock Lesnar is one hangover from the early 00's (working part-time). But perhaps the epitome of the modern WWE wrestler is Daniel Bryan - whom would otherwise in years gone by be seen as a "vanilla midget" but now is perhaps the best in the world as an all-round package. A brilliant in-ring technician like Bret Hart was, understands how to pace a bout to tell a "story" through the bout, and while his charisma and promos aren't at the level of what The Rock was in his prime, he's still had plenty to get himself over that wherever he is a "face (good guy) of "heel" (bad guy) it's almost impossible for crowds not to connect with him - the worst thing that can happen to wrestlers in the ring is where the crowd are silent, not caring what's going on in front of them.

Finally for the WWE, one big change between now and from the start of this decade is the female talent on its roster. Back then it was rare for them to have womens wrestling be done in a serious manner like mens bouts were, the talent was often drawn up from the likes with modelling and cheerleading backgrounds to be thrown into the likes of "bra and panties" matches and be little more than eye candy. The last few years has seen a dramatic shift where the womens wrestlers are put on the same pedestal now as the men and promoted as such (except for the twice-yearly jaunts to Saudi Arabia). The idea of the WWE having a serious women's Royal Rumble match, their own "PPV" show or even have the main event of Wrestlemania be an all-female bout would have been unfathomable a decade ago.

Outside of the WWE, there's still a lot of good, smaller promotions. Impact Wrestling (neé TNA) once tried to give the WWE a run for its money like WCW did in the 90's, except they were nowhere near them. These days they're a small promotion with a TV deal that still keeps them in the public eye. Ring of Honor is another promotion that could be claimed to somewhat be a prototype to todays WWE the same way ECW was to WWE's Attitude era. If you like your hardcore blood & guts death matches, CZW delivers a few times a year especially with its "Tournament of Death" that goes way further than even the most violent moments of the Attutide era. Chikara and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla also both deserve mentions. Over on this side of the Atlantic, the independent scene is probably at its highest peak since the days of pro-wrestling on ITV's World of Sport in the 70's & 80's. Progress Wrestling in London ran a show in Wembley Arena with 4,750 in attendance back in September, while Glasgow based Insane Championship Wrestling did an event in the SSE Hydro Arena in the city in 2016 that drew a crowd of over 6000. There's a few local promotions across Ireland that hold shows in various town every few months.

The spectacle of pro wrestling certain isn't for everyone. But it does have a wide ranging appeal these days at many different levels especially outside the WWE. It's no longer the days of Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant, or DeGeneration X getting you to chant "Suck It!" but it's still very accessible to young and not so young alike. Also, thank f**k the cries of pro-wrestling being "fake" are almost gone. As I mentioned earlier everyone knows it's not "real" - if someone in your home or workplace is talking about Coronation Street of Fair City, you don't butt in and say "You know that shit's fake, right?" but when done well, pro-wrestling can get you drawn into the story evolving in front of you a well done storyline in a soap opera does. For the WWE, the proof in the pudding lies in the revenue they now generate. Back in the mid-90's Vince McMahon was nearly on the bones of his arse cheeks close to bankruptcy - last year the WWE made over US$930 million in revenue.
That's a good summary.

As for the bit in bold - AEW (All Elite Wrestling) are the one's to really look out for. Financial backing from Shahid Khan and his son (Fulham FC and Jacksonville Jaguars) and a TV deal. Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Lucha Bros, Christopher Daniels, Hangman Adam Page and Pac (Neville) all involved. Billy Gunn is a producer. Jim Ross (JR) on commentary. They sold out the 14,000 seater MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for an event next month in 4 mins.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: screenexile on April 10, 2019, 12:23:13 PM
I don't follow it anymore but there was a stage there during the late 90's early 2000's where you had Stone Cold/Triple H/Angle/Mick Foley/Kane/Undertaker.

But even with that you had enjoyable outsiders like The Hardy Boyz/Jericho/Dudly Boyz/DX/Rakishi who were watchable up until the main event but it seems to have lost its main characters since then and definitely the Rock and Stone Cold were the best talkers I've seen and their loss has probably been difficult to overcome.

Having said that the WWE have bough over so many organisations that their popularity is probably as strong as it's ever been but I'm just not that bothered about it anymore to be fair.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Fionntamhnach on May 21, 2019, 04:46:16 AM
Just thought this deserves more attention than only being circulated inside the pro-wrestling bubble, the irony of it being in the "Official WWE thread" is noted.

A few days ago a former WWE female talent, Ashley Massaro, died aged 39. Her death is being reported as an apparent suicide. She had been in relative obscurity over the last few years on the public stage.

Now, despite all I've written about pro-wrestling and why it can be enjoyable a few posts up, there's no denying that especially at the top level of the business an awful lot of shit goes on concerning the treatment of the wrestlers and other talent (managers, commentators, referees, bookers etc.) with a lot of wrestlers whom would have been recognisable faces in the 80's and 90's facing all sort of physical, mental and financial problems with a disturbingly high rate of them dying prematurely. It's a profession where you kind of live for the moment, but also has a high risk of trapping you in a vicious circle. One noted level of talent abuse is the use of having wrestlers in the WWE not be "employers" but "independent contractors", what we'd locally termed as the wrestlers as being self-employed whom are contracted by a business to perform a service. The thing is that even as independent contractors, the WWE wrestlers aren't allowed to work for any other wrestling promotion without their permission (i.e. very rare), have far fewer work protection rights compared to an employee, don't get health insurance etc. reminiscent of a dodgy employer over on this side of the Atlantic having a business with supposed employees but actually gets them to "write up" their work at the end of the week to make it look like they are self-employed instead, allowing the employer to avoid tax and NI/PRSI liabilities for their business - one practice that would get them into a whole world of trouble in Ireland or Britain if caught.

But going on from that, a couple of years ago there was a class-action lawsuit in the USA by a number of former WWE employees independent contractors suing them for compensation concerning workplace and contract conditions. It kind of fell by the wayside but is otherwise still ongoing, and a few of them filed affidavits - one of them was Ashley Massaro. This was submitted two years ago and reading through it, it's amazing nothing was noted about it even in the niche pro-wrestling media at the time. Only with her death has it now been given a bigger profile and definitely deserves notice in the mainstream because of what she submitted about of during her time in the WWE and beyond it.

I have to say that reading through this affidavit myself was an uncomfortable & disturbing feeling. I'd known about a lot of scummy things that Vince McMahon and the relevant top brass in the WWE have got up to over the years, but this goes on well beyond even that. I've left a link to the affidavit PDF below and also a brief summary below. In general, all I can say is f**k Vince McMahon. I won't be watching any more shows or content produced by the WWE nor actively give a single penny to them at least until Vince McMahon is dragged kicking & screaming away from the company or that the **** dies - and even then only if what happens afterwards demonstrates a better care of the wrestlers and other talent whom work to produce their shows, by treating them as actual employees to begin with.

As I said above, this is not pleasant reading - https://wweconcussionlawsuitnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Ashley-Massaro-Affidavit-Clean-11.1.pdf

Summary

* Ms, Massaro gained employment a contract to work for the WWE as part of a "Diva Search" competition that also won her US$250,000. Vince already tried to screw her over on that by demanding that a portion of those winnings be given to a associate of his.

* Despite having no prior wrestling experience she was thrown into her first bout only a week after winning the Diva Search competition, on live television with millions watching. Ashley didn't protest about this even while being on the road for 4-5 days per week.

* Ashley did actually want to gain some proper pro-wrestling training and asked if she could be sent to their (at the time) farm promotion Ohio Valley Wrestling to learn - she was told no as this meant taking her off the WWE screens for several months. She then decided to try and get some training on her days off but when Stephanie McMahon (Vince's daughter) learned of this so was ordered to stop on the grounds that the gym she was attending was not properly certified by the WWE. So Ashley was not only not trained to do pro-wrestling bouts, she was actively being told not to train for them! Safe to say that someone untrained like her whom was only learning in a "live" setting was a hazard to her and those she worked with.

* Her lack of training meant she often didn't know how to take bumps properly, and was exposed to other wrestlers working stiff, leading her to pick up numerous injuries including concussions and fractures - in one case having a plaster on her arm being sawed off back stage on Vince McMahon's orders two weeks earlier than medically advised.

* IMO the most awful piece concerns Ashley being part of a five-person team with the WWE travelling to USA armed forces bases in Afghanistan, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia for a tour. Whilst in Kuwait she ended up being raped by what is presumed to have been an active service member of the forces on the base whilst having been drugged prior to the incident making her heavily sedated yet still aware of what was happening around her including the physical pain from penetration. There was no attempt to administer a rape kit on Ms. Massaro, and when leaving Saudi Arabia to return back to the USA via London there was a "ticket problem" which meant she couldn't board the flight. Despite the other four members of the team (including a fellow "Diva") knowing what had happened to her in Kuwait, she was left behind at Riyadh Airport on her own potentially having to stay overnight in the city (She was given a burka to wear during the tour but had already returned this back to the USA armed forces before going to the airport). Thankfully for her she had a friend back home whom was a travel agent that managed to get her out of the country a few hours later.

* Arriving back in the USA, Ashley was asked to come to a meeting with Vince McMahon and several WWE lawyers. Vince basically told her to not go public about what happened lest the relationship between the WWE and the USA armed forces was damaged, describing her experience in the Middle East as "one bad experience". No need for further comment on the meeting after that quote.

* Onwards from this, she speaks about how years later she was not aware of what her "independent contractor" status meant, how they had to travel long distances sometimes in their ring gear because of time pressures, how she was not properly told of her contract rights, and how her injuries and other incidents (including the rape mentioned above) were never notified to OSHA concerning workplace health & safety. There was also no information provided to her concerning the risks of TBI and CTE whilst performing.

* Finally she mentions about the medical care she has required since her WWE contract was terminated, including surgery, one of which she's had to put off because of the ability to pay for it and two others where she had to rely on Medicaid in her home state (New York) to help over the costs. The WWE contributed nothing towards these surgeries, and she spoke of how the WWE would tell her and other wrestlers to use drugs to perform whilst injured and which predictably ended up with her getting addicted that she thankfully overcame. She also lists her ongoing problems with depression, migraines and short term memory loss that she attributes to working in the WWE.

Once again, f**k Vince McMahon - even for just describing being drugged & raped as being "one bad incident". Daughter Stephanie doesn't exactly come out of this smelling of roses either.
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 15, 2020, 10:14:51 PM
Some serious slashing going on in the company today - over 20 wrestlers gone and multiple staff furloughed
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: David McKeown on April 16, 2020, 04:44:55 PM
Whilst at the same time the company are releasing statements saying they have $500 million in cash and debt capacity set aside to get through the period. In addition they are still projecting record incomes this year and Linda has recently donated $18 million to the GOP . 

Chatting to some of the talent earlier they were saying that they don’t know what’s happening and are just waiting on Talent Relations ringing. If the call comes they are gone. If not they are safe seemingly.

I also see Howard Finkel has passed away today too
Title: Re: The Official WWE thread
Post by: ONeill on May 15, 2020, 10:36:49 PM
Becky Lynch is pregnant