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    Roman wins lol. Foley is guest ref. So he'll have something to do with it.
    AJ over Joe.
    New Day over Rusev Day
    Charlotte and Becky go no contest. Probably double count out.
    Ronda retains
    Orton over Hardy. Hardy is going to do something crazy.
    Miz/Maryse over Bryan/Brie.
    Dolph and Drew retain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the duder View Post
    Also - good fanpost over at cageside seats questioning the current state of the industry regarding (strong) style and work rate.
    It's why I take WWE smarks with a grain of salt with their selective hatred and superiority commentary in relation to certain superstars and bumps they may or may not take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    It's why I take WWE smarks with a grain of salt with their selective hatred and superiority commentary in relation to certain superstars and bumps they may or may not take.
    With as much talent as they have, and an increase of awareness of the risk of brain trauma associated with the business, they should really consider running talent in shifts or seasons. I don't think it would be impossible, and since talent are technically independent contractors, they could do a less intense indy schedule while they're not on WWE programming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the duder View Post
    With as much talent as they have, and an increase of awareness of the risk of brain trauma associated with the business, they should really consider running talent in shifts or seasons. I don't think it would be impossible, and since talent are technically independent contractors, they could do a less intense indy schedule while they're not on WWE programming.
    They somewhat do that with the SmackDown! talent. The Bar was off TV for weeks after Money in the Bank and didn't return until that Tag Team Tournament for the Bludgeon Brothers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    They somewhat do that with the SmackDown! talent. The Bar was off TV for weeks after Money in the Bank and didn't return until that Tag Team Tournament for the Bludgeon Brothers.
    But they were still likely working the house shows.

    I'd have an off-season. Fall season is usually their weak period. So maybe break after summerslam and start up again around survivor series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piko View Post
    But they were still likely working the house shows.

    I'd have an off-season. Fall season is usually their weak period. So maybe break after summerslam and start up again around survivor series.
    So, let some of the NXT guys and gals fill in on the house show circuit for that fall period. Give them a taste of what to expect when they get called up.
    Last edited by the duder; 09-16-2018 at 08:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the duder View Post
    So, let some of the NXT guys and gals fill in on the house show curcuit for that fall period. Give them a taste of what to expect when they get called up.
    Don't they already do that? I know they do that with the women. Or they at least did.

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    That Orton/Hardy gross out moment was probably one of the sickest things I've seen on WWE in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halo eighteen View Post
    That Orton/Hardy gross out moment was probably one of the sickest things I've seen on WWE in a while.
    What happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan The Barbarian View Post
    What happened?
    Randy took a screwdriver and stuck it through Jeff's gauged earlobe and started stretching it out and twisting it all around. I'm just queasy with that kind of shit lol

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    Orton twisting Hardys ear with a screwdriver... Yeah, it was weird...

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    Quote Originally Posted by halo eighteen View Post
    Randy took a screwdriver and stuck it through Jeff's gauged earlobe and started stretching it out and twisting it all around. I'm just queasy with that kind of shit lol
    I'm usually pretty good when it comes to gore and gross things. That legit made me cringe a little. And it's not like he just did one little twist either. He went all in on it.

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    Randy’s deep puncture wound on his leg was somehow grosser than the ear lobe twisting.

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    I'm suggesting more like a significant talent turnover. Let some of the upper tier/midcard guys and gals take some time off, thus allowing for a natural vacancy on the card. Champs are still on the house show circuit, because they will draw, but then once they lose, they're at the "back of the line" and written off TV (if, of course, they lose the mandatory rematch. If those upper level talent still want to get some work in during their downtime, they could work shows with NXT or WWE friendly promotions like Evolve or Progress.

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    Decent show until the end. Wtf was that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swykk View Post
    Randy’s deep puncture wound on his leg was somehow grosser than the ear lobe twisting.



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    Also because I loved it and made a gif of it since I had to.


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    What the hell is that on the top right? The bloody thing next to the gauze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swykk View Post
    What the hell is that on the top right? The bloody thing next to the gauze.
    I wanna say it’s the chunk of flesh from his leg removed. The skin and tissue under it was hanging off his leg during the match. Probably best off removing it rather than giving stitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piko View Post
    Roman wins lol. Foley is guest ref. So he'll have something to do with it.
    AJ over Joe.
    New Day over Rusev Day
    Charlotte and Becky go no contest. Probably double count out.
    Ronda retains
    Orton over Hardy. Hardy is going to do something crazy.
    Miz/Maryse over Bryan/Brie.
    Dolph and Drew retain.
    Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piko View Post
    But they were still likely working the house shows.

    I'd have an off-season. Fall season is usually their weak period. So maybe break after summerslam and start up again around survivor series.
    They've been doing it more often lately. Sasha and Bayley have been working live events but staying off of TV for the time being, which gives them a little bit of rest, Nia Jax has been out rehabbing a leg injury since July, Asuka was off of the scene for a bit until post-Summerslam, The Bar took a LOT of time off before making a return recently, Matt and Bray have been working more live events instead of TV (which has resulted in Matt deciding to retire from the sound of it), etc.

    Triple H gave a quote a while ago about overexposing talent and it hurting their overall value in the long run, and I think he tipped his hand a little in showing how WWE is moving things forward in order to avoid the injury bug. WM32 was almost a disaster because talent were dropping like flies (Rollins, Cena, Cesaro, Bryan etc. were out and the card had to be majorly readjusted just to put on the show). I think that when we someone taken off of TV but still working live events here and there, they're either being protected for later storylines or are taking time off for rest, hence why they usually scoff at the idea of an offseason after WM or Summerslam.

    I am, however, super thankful that Jeff just did a table spot from about 10-12 feet in the air instead of doing a Swanton off of the cell as I had predicted. The man has given a lot, and that would've been too much if he had done the latter, and based on the story they told with the screwdriver and ear lobe, it was just as effective, if not more, without putting either man in risk of serious injury just for a spot.

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    Perfect time for a potential injury with both MMC and Evolution coming up. >: (

    Come on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    Perfect time for a potential injury with both MMC and Evolution coming up. >: (

    Come on!
    It's either a work or legit - either way, Evolution is still over a month away so this would give her enough of a break to be ready for Trish then.

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    Re: Becky Lynch

    Super happy she won the title at HIAC and am slightly dumbfounded that there are reports that they're trying to turn Charlotte babyface even though she continues to be boo'ed all the way through the match. The lack of a handshake and title raise from Becky at the end of the match was "supposed" to be Becky's heel move, but I saw it was more tweener/babyface than anything. Charlotte is such a natural heel, especially with her lineage, and I'm concerned that a push to force Becky into further heel territory does damage in the long run. Right now, Becky is Stone Cold and Dusty Rhodes wrapped into one. Keep going in that direction because there's money there.

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    Last weekend i attended the TV taping of Impact Wrestling live in Mexico city, here's my experience:

    They held two dates, but i attended the second day, Friday had less people because it was held the same day as the CMLL's 85 anniversary card (even Pentagon and Fenix attended that card instead of the Impact one.)

    Place was very nice but small,; i know Impact/TNA has always been a "modest" promotion, but it was a bit sad to see such a small venue half empty...
    That being said, i was surprised how much i enjoyed the show! they have great talent and they mixed it with AAA superstars so it was a well balanced "Mexican-American" wrestling show.

    I was happy to see familiar faces like Johnny Impact, Austin Aries, Hernandez, Konnan and even Winter (Katie Lee Burchil *drool*)
    And here was lots of new talent i either heard/seen briefly or wasn't familiar with, like Sami Callahan (Impressed me), Tessa Blanchard, Grado, Kiera Hogan, Su Yung and Moose.
    I guess they taped two shows, because Tessa Blanchard had two matches and Austin Aries showed up twice (he also did a great promo for his title match against Johnny Impact).

    Show was great, i'm happy that the promotion is slowly rebuilding, they have great talent and they are trying to leave behind the "stink" of the TNA name.
    For my part i was happy i attended i can add "Impact" to the list of wrestling promotions i have watched live along with WWE, AAA, CMLL, i guess i need to attend a New Japan date and i'm all set...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Randazzo View Post
    It's either a work or legit - either way, Evolution is still over a month away so this would give her enough of a break to be ready for Trish then.
    Injuries in works are grey areas but she’s been formally erased from all promotional images for MMC. Who knows. Don’t understand why this would be a work for a feud that concluded.

    Either way, if it’s legit I’ll be sorely disappointed. As would she for missing this PPV and one of the biggest matches of her career. Not to mention I could see them giving it to Sasha to further put salt in the wound.

    Annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    Not to mention I could see them giving it to Sasha to further put salt in the wound.
    ... Sasha and Trish would be a good match. :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Randazzo View Post
    ... Sasha and Trish would be a good match. :-P
    Potentially but her off screen attitude has always rubbed me the wrong way and I know her bitch fit that blew up after the announcement and their past history. It has an unfair effect on me. She’s my second to least favorite 4HW as well so meh that doesn’t help either.

    Becky Lynch > Charlotte > Sasha Banks > Bayley

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