Pro Wrestling Discussion Number IV

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What do you think of the current state of Pro wrestling?

It's great never been better
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It's mediocore, pretty much the same stuff we've seen before
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It's awful, I miss the old stuff
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Re: Pro Wrestling Discussion Number IV

Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:31 am

Raw has been really good for a while now, like REALLY good. I can’t remember the last time an episode didn’t have something pretty awesome happen during it.


Smackdown has been borderline unwatchable. The spotlight needs to get off of Shane. His character is the worst.

The Mixed Match Challenge is surprisingly a LOT of fun. Fun matches, hilarious promos, it’s every bit as good as if not better than I thought it COULD be at its best.
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Re: Pro Wrestling Discussion Number IV

Postby Henry88 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:38 am

WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino dead at 82
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Re: Pro Wrestling Discussion Number IV

Postby EricDent » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:10 am

Yeah it was pretty sad that Bruno passed, but he did live pretty long for a pro wrestler.
Many many wrestlers never made it past 50...

RAW had a tribute to him.

The "Shakeup" happened again, and I think they might be switching brands for the US & IC titles soon.
Jeff Hardy won the US title & went to SD, Jinder (the former champ) is on RAW & has a rematch at The Greatest Royal Rumble.
Rollins is the IC champ on RAW, and is facing Finn, Miz, and Samoa Joe in a ladder match at the same event.
So there's a 50/50 chance the IC title goes to SD (maybe with The Miz tying Jericho & then hold it for about a week to beat Pedro for the longest combined time EVER).
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Re: Pro Wrestling Discussion Number IV

Postby EricDent » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:51 pm

Money in the Bank is happening tonight.
Who knows who's gonna win...

I kinda suspect it's gonna be somebody on SmackDown, since Brock Lesner is kinda hard to cash in on.

NXT Takeover Chicago 2 was very good, still not sure why RAW or even SmackDown can't match that sort of storytelling/matches?
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Re: Pro Wrestling Discussion Number IV

Postby EricDent » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:27 pm

Well I guess I guessed badly.
Still not sure when/who Braun Strowman will cash in on....
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Re: Pro Wrestling Discussion Number IV

Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:16 am

I think Braun is gonna cash the instant Brock Lesnar appears.
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Re: Pro Wrestling Discussion Number IV

Postby Henry88 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:48 pm

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Re: Pro Wrestling Discussion Number IV

Postby Henry88 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:44 am

One thing I've noticed with Raw nowadays, especially after watching older clips of Raw from the early 2000s, is there were a looooot of backstage segments. Yeah it ended up being a bunch of people staring up at a giant screen, but it helped set up all the conflicts that took place in the ring, and it helped getting all the talent air time that they couldn't fit in the ring and it helped further storylines. Today's product seems lacking of that extra environment that put emphasis on the matchups that are happening to keep people invested.
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Re: Pro Wrestling Discussion Number IV

Postby UltramanGoji » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:02 pm

Henry88 wrote:One thing I've noticed with Raw nowadays, especially after watching older clips of Raw from the early 2000s, is there were a looooot of backstage segments. Yeah it ended up being a bunch of people staring up at a giant screen, but it helped set up all the conflicts that took place in the ring, and it helped getting all the talent air time that they couldn't fit in the ring and it helped further storylines. Today's product seems lacking of that extra environment that put emphasis on the matchups that are happening to keep people invested.


I think the biggest problem is that they're coasting too much on upcoming PPV matches by starting feuds and making matches way too early. Like, for example, they book Reigns vs. McIntyre for Extreme Rules and now they have to figure out four or so different things to do with them a week before the PPV. Or, they're basically shuffling the same eight wrestlers for RAW main events and tag matches. I mean, they had the same freakin' match this past week that they had the Monday before.
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Re: Pro Wrestling Discussion Number IV

Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:12 am

UltramanGoji wrote:
Henry88 wrote:One thing I've noticed with Raw nowadays, especially after watching older clips of Raw from the early 2000s, is there were a looooot of backstage segments. Yeah it ended up being a bunch of people staring up at a giant screen, but it helped set up all the conflicts that took place in the ring, and it helped getting all the talent air time that they couldn't fit in the ring and it helped further storylines. Today's product seems lacking of that extra environment that put emphasis on the matchups that are happening to keep people invested.


I think the biggest problem is that they're coasting too much on upcoming PPV matches by starting feuds and making matches way too early. Like, for example, they book Reigns vs. McIntyre for Extreme Rules and now they have to figure out four or so different things to do with them a week before the PPV. Or, they're basically shuffling the same eight wrestlers for RAW main events and tag matches. I mean, they had the same freakin' match this past week that they had the Monday before.

The 3-hour format is a problem...and it's only getting worse. Raw will always be 3 hours. Rumors are Smackdown may go to 3. PPVs are all going to be longer. They're giving themselves TOO MUCH TIME.

Then again, Raw was fine last year when Miz was on the show, and Smackdown is great with Miz over there...and two years ago, Smackdown was great with Miz.
Basically, wherever Miz is, WWE is good.
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Re: Pro Wrestling Discussion Number IV

Postby EricDent » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:20 pm

They still show backstage stuff often.
Of course if something "important" happens they HAVE to show it at least 3-4 times during the show.

I went to a RAW a few years back when HHH got attacked by Kevin Nash.
LITERALLY HALF the show was us watching the screen to see that attack FIVE TIMES!

I agree on the "too long" thing.
The last 2 PPVs both had segments that detailed what happened earlier in the PPV...like we weren't watching.
Yet they can't get people like Authors of Pain on the PPV...plus the pre-show is like 2 hours of them rambling on about the matches.
With maybe 2 "Kick-Off Show" matches. Why not just have those matches on the main show if you need to fill time?
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