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April Wrasslin' |OT| Return Of The Bad Boy

Sep 20, 2018
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First Sarah Logan gets a revamp with a forced viking theme. Now her husband gets to join her on Raw as half of The Viking Experience.


Vincent Kennedy McMahon ONLY lets you make wishes on monkey's paws.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The Viking Experience was so dumb I completely forgotten that they added a dumb ricochet sound effect to Ricochet's theme.
I'm with the internet with the whole "Viking Experience" thing, WWE really lost it when the added that sound effect for Riccochet. The New Gen era was over.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Eventually Triple H is gonna start poisoning Vince's food right? Like it must kill him to see what becomes of nxt superstars when they go up.

And I know they're just going to team up Kairi & Asuka just because they're Japanese right? I'm sure Asuka's not gonna be happy about that. I get the feeling she doesn't care much for Kairi.

I think Roman to Smackdown is an obvious move that they're making. Need to fill that void AJ left. Hope Elias, Braun, Corbin or Lashley don't go to Smackdown, I'm sick of them.

Fucking Viking Experience........lol
Yeah the guy who still books himself 25 minute matches on Mania is totally going to make everything 100% better
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Yeah the guy who still books himself 25 minute matches on Mania is totally going to make everything 100% better
I will take the egomaniac that has a blind spot for himself but otherwise mostly gives fans what they want over the egomaniac who is old as fuck and literally has no idea what fans want whatsoever.

Like no question, not even close.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I will take the egomaniac that has a blind spot for himself but otherwise mostly gives fans what they want over the egomaniac who is old as fuck and literally has no idea what fans want whatsoever.

Like no question, not even close.
You’ll never believe who always wanted Becky/Ronda with Becky going over, and who demanded Charlotte be inserted

You’ll never believe who defended Ciampa overworking himself into the grave through a neck break for Main Roster Experience

Vince, HHH, HHH

Bonus Fun: HHH was the first guy publicly wanting Hogan back, AND he called a mandatory meeting backstage that was just so everyone could hear and see Hogan’s apology, which he defended at the start as a learning experience because “everyone should know the evils of being recorded without your knowing”
 
Oct 25, 2017
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What does ROH own that fucking trademark?
War Machine is a Marvel superhero so they AKA Disney probably own the trademark to that.

I don't mind Lacey Evans being Becky's first opponent at all. It's at least a fresh matchup. Everyone likes Becky, no one likes Lacey, boom that's wrestling. Though her gimmick is just... what? Do kids know what a "southern belle" is? Do adults even know? I guess they are trying to convey that she is prim and proper, which I think you can easily do without a strangely outdated gimmick. It reminds me of the time Heath Slater was very briefly "The One Man Southern Rock Band." What does that even MEAN?
 
Oct 31, 2017
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War Machine is a Marvel superhero so they AKA Disney probably own the trademark to that.

I don't mind Lacey Evans being Becky's first opponent at all. It's at least a fresh matchup. Everyone likes Becky, no one likes Lacey, boom that's wrestling. Though her gimmick is just... what? Do kids know what a "southern belle" is? Do adults even know? I guess they are trying to convey that she is prim and proper, which I think you can easily do without a strangely outdated gimmick. It reminds me of the time Heath Slater was very briefly "The One Man Southern Rock Band." What does that even MEAN?
Ohhh I forgot about that.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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You’ll never believe who always wanted Becky/Ronda with Becky going over, and who demanded Charlotte be inserted

You’ll never believe who defended Ciampa overworking himself into the grave through a neck break for Main Roster Experience

Vince, HHH, HHH

Bonus Fun: HHH was the first guy publicly wanting Hogan back, AND he called a mandatory meeting backstage that was just so everyone could hear and see Hogan’s apology, which he defended at the start as a learning experience because “everyone should know the evils of being recorded without your knowing”
I’m suuuuuuure that Ciampa is blaming HHH right now. I bet he’s sooooooooo pissed that he was treated soooooooo poorly in NXT.

EC3 should be thankful. Vince isn’t burying him, he’s just keeping him sidelined to prevent him from overworking himself and getting hurt.

(You sound ridiculous)
 
Oct 31, 2017
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I’m suuuuuuure that Ciampa is blaming HHH right now. I bet he’s sooooooooo pissed that he was treated soooooooo poorly in NXT.

EC3 should be thankful. Vince isn’t burying him, he’s just keeping him sidelined to prevent him from overworking himself and getting hurt.

(You sound ridiculous)
Being manipulated into overworking yourself is a pretty common thing. Ciampa may be fucked out of his career and it could have been avoided.

Almost everything is more complicated than "well, they made a decision to do something so the result is on them."
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Being manipulated into overworking yourself is a pretty common thing. Ciampa may be fucked out of his career and it could have been avoided.

Almost everything is more complicated than "well, they made a decision to do something so the result is on them."
First of all, I see zero evidence that HHH manipulated Ciampa into overworking himself. I don’t even see any Google results for crappy blogs speculating about this so I have no idea where this nonsense is coming from.

Second of all, even if true...did Vince do that to Edge then? The main roster touring schedule is way harder on the body than the NXT schedule, so does that make Vince way worse???

I’m not making the case that HHH is a saint, I’m comparing him to the shithead of a human being that is Vincent Kennedy McMahon.
 
I don't even watch WWE anymore (except for *ahem* finding ways to watch the occasional Takeover), but coming into this thread every Tuesday morning to watch the breakdowns people have every week is pretty fun lol.

Pretty much spit my coffee out all over my laptop when I read about The Viking Experience. I'm not surprised they don't want to use the term 'war' on their shows, and Raiders is probably too close to the football team, but I would have hoped they could come up with something better than that. Also, if Road Dogg seriously thinks TVE is a good name because they'll be more famous using it, (which, by extension is obviously because they're on national fucking television, where calling them The Cotton Candy Brigade would make them more famous) he'd the dumbest dumb fuck to ever be dumb.

The happiest day of my wrestling fan life was when I gave up on WWE.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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Lapsed Dammit, he just came back from injury, too. :(

Fuuuck, just after our conversation last night, too. Hope he recovers well.

First of all, I see zero evidence that HHH manipulated Ciampa into overworking himself. I don’t even see any Google results for crappy blogs speculating about this so I have no idea where this nonsense is coming from.

Second of all, even if true...did Vince do that to Edge then? The main roster touring schedule is way harder on the body than the NXT schedule, so does that make Vince way worse???

I’m not making the case that HHH is a saint, I’m comparing him to the shithead of a human being that is Vincent Kennedy McMahon.
Dude, they knew he was injured and needed surgery and asked him to do a couple more matches and get some main roster experience. It is literally what happened and why he disappeared from the main roster appearances so quickly. It is straight up what happened.

Yeah Vince probably did overwork Edge. Edge probably knew he was injured but knew this industry is so fucked up that if he didn't work he would lose his spot so pushed himself. It is those types of things I mean when I say these guys get manipulated. Whether HHH/Vince or whoever is conscious of doing it or whether it is a systemic thing as part of what has evolved to be the system of the wrestling business doesn't make a huge amount of difference, to my mind.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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First of all, I see zero evidence that HHH manipulated Ciampa into overworking himself. I don’t even see any Google results for crappy blogs speculating about this so I have no idea where this nonsense is coming from.

Second of all, even if true...did Vince do that to Edge then? The main roster touring schedule is way harder on the body than the NXT schedule, so does that make Vince way worse???

I’m not making the case that HHH is a saint, I’m comparing him to the shithead of a human being that is Vincent Kennedy McMahon.

https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/triple-h-details-original-tommaso-ciampa-plans-injury

They discussed it on a conference call. HHH knew about it, and felt they could get him exposure and then have him get healed up but it "suddenly went worse". I don't know how you think a neck injury is 'manageable' but hey, if it's for the exposure who cares!
 
Oct 28, 2017
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https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/triple-h-details-original-tommaso-ciampa-plans-injury

They discussed it on a conference call. HHH knew about it, and felt they could get him exposure and then have him get healed up but it "suddenly went worse". I don't know how you think a neck injury is 'manageable' but hey, if it's for the exposure who cares!
They were under the impression it was manageable with no risk for further injury, they found out that wasn’t the case and they pulled him from further appearances.

You’re acting like HHH is the guy looking at his MRIs and making the decision that it’s ‘manageable’ in the year 2019. They have a medical team, if they fucked it up, it’s on them.
 
Someday you’ll have that fabled day

Because watching takeovers means you haven’t given up
I'd be more than happy to watch WWE if their product was more to my liking. I just don't see it happening anytime soon. I've given up on them with Vince at the helm, but anything can happen.

Ironically I had that fabled day in 2013 when I started watching wrestling again after like six years away. I was so flabbergasted by how awful the story lines and booking were that I just gave up. Not a product for me unfortunately.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I'd be more than happy to watch WWE if their product was more to my liking. I just don't see it happening anytime soon. I've given up on them with Vince at the helm, but anything can happen.

Ironically I had that fabled day in 2013 when I started watching wrestling again after like six years away. I was so flabbergasted by how awful the story lines and booking were that I just gave up. Not a product for me unfortunately.
But you’re still watching Takeover