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LOC    1,170

Last Week Tonight did a piece on WWE last night, and here's the video for ya to enjoy (or not enjoy) - note there's cursing of course since its John Oliver.

 

 

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LOC    1,170

I was just going to post that MJ. Glad to see he's in a position of that caliber and not actually just announcing (though it'd be awesome if he does announce for them). He has an amazing mind and eye for wrestling, so he's in a good spot.

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LOC    1,170

Was just coming here to post about KUSHIDA but as usual you beat me to it MJ :D

 

I just hope KUSHIDA realizes he's going to be misused like Nakamura has been and all the other big imported stars from Japan have more or less been.

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A lot happened while I was asleep, mostly at the WWE Hall of Fame - some c*** attacking Bret Hart during his speech, Dash Wilder being the MVP Top Guy punching said c***, Big E on the hard camera throughout the show, the digs at AEW, etc. - but a fair bit at the G1 Supercard, too: The Beautiful People debuting (straight after former member Madison Rayne rejoined Impact), and Enzo & Cass gatecrashing (not on camera, but looks like Bully Ray really has brought them in, same with TBP, what with him dating Velvet Sky), and that's just outside of the matches. Won't spoil those, and I haven't even mentioned Joey Janela's Spring Break outside of the GIF above.

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Someone's been a...

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Impact Wrestling announced today that it has terminated its relationship with Shaun Ricker, known as ‘Eli Drake’.

https://impactwrestling.com/eli-drake-relationship-terminated/

 

Refused to face Tessa Blanchard at United We Stand - Joey Ryan took his place - and he's been continually ###### on intergender wrestling on Twitter since. Seemed to ###### off the management so much that they wouldn't even wait for his contract to run out next month.

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George P    5,668

NXT Takeover NY was very good, don't know how WM is going atm.  I'll watch it on replay later but I have high hopes.

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LOC    1,170

Wow, this is some promo Daniel Bryan did earlier, check it out:

 

 

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Kofi is gonna win it tonight. Why bother with all this build, and all the steps etc in his way, if WWE aren't going to give him his moment at WM? Even if he only holds the belt until tomorrow night or Tuesday night, it'll still be awesome to see. But, then again, WWE might just swerve it and let DB win.

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LOC    1,170
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Kofi won the title! Holy ###### WWE actually did it, I'm honestly very happy about it. So kudos to WWE for pulling the trigger on Kofi here and it was a damn good match to boot!

 

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LOC    1,170
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So the Cena thing, I can't tell if he and WWE are just trolling the fans by bringing back the Doctor of Thuganomics gimmick and literally saying he's going heel on Elias - or Cena will actually bring back the Thug Life stuff again now that his career is winding down and all. And he gave Elias an FU instead of the AA.....guess we'll see for sure coming up.

 

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LOC    1,170
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So yeah, Baron Corbin beat Angle. What the hell Vince? I know Angle is passing the torch etc, but literally no one wanted to see Angle lose his last match to Baron Corbin at WM. Becky Lynch rolled up Ronda, and it looks like she is on her way out of the company to start a family. But where does this leave Flair? And Asuka? And everyone else?

 

HHH won, shocking I know. But you know what, Batista and HHH put on a damn good little match. The Illconics won the tag titles, which was nice to see. A lot of stuff happened at the show, but not a lot happened at the show, know what I mean?

 

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MightyJordan    7,905

Surprisingly, WrestleMania turned out pretty good,

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even with Angle losing to Corbin, the random Lacey Evans, the botched main event finish, and the fact that it went on for SEVEN-AND-A-HALF BLOODY HOURS.

@LOCpretty much summed it up for me already, so I'm gonna turn to the indies again.

 

It's been a jam-packed WrestleMania week, to say the least. All in all, I've watched about 3 days worth of wrestling shows since Friday evening. I've seen (this is far from a comprehensive list)...

 

 

I regret nothing. 😛 

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LOC    1,170

Some sad but expected news via the internets:

 

Dave Bautista has now officially retired from WWE.

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To all the @wwe fans across the world that gave me the opportunity to suspend your disbelief, thank you. From the biggest part of my heart thank you for letting me entertain you. Tonight was my story book ending and I wanted to leave you with all I had to give. I’ll miss this theater of violence more than I can express in words but I am officially retiring from Sports Entertainment. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished, I leave in great health, and without a doubt the show will go on. I had a hell of a run. Thank you for the journey

Wrestlezone

 

 

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29 minutes ago, LOC said:

Some sad but expected news via the internets:

 

Dave Bautista has now officially retired from WWE.

Wrestlezone

 

 

Na na, na na na na, heyy heyy

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George P    5,668

Bautista is too busy with Hollywood to mess with the WWE now, maybe he'll drop by like the Rock sometimes but I doubt he'll work any more matches.

 

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I haven't seen it yet but I did hear the womens main event ending was "botched" but some think that maybe they wanted it to be that way.  For example it allows Becky to win but at the same time doesn't make Ronda look weak and probably keeps their story going for later.  I think this probably means Charlette is out of the mix though.   I wonder what they're going to do now that Becky has both belts?  Are they going to go with a future 1 single Womens champion ship that floats between RAW and Smackdown?  

 

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The supposed "botch" is utterly kayfabe.  The only way you'd not think this is if you didn't watch it and only read about it.

 

Have to say, it's got little to no commentary online, but I thought The Miz absolutely shone.  I think the match was lost in the event, but felt he really has come SO far.

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19 minutes ago, George P said:

 

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I haven't seen it yet but I did hear the womens main event ending was "botched" but some think that maybe they wanted it to be that way.  For example it allows Becky to win but at the same time doesn't make Ronda look weak and probably keeps their story going for later.  I think this probably means Charlette is out of the mix though.   I wonder what they're going to do now that Becky has both belts?  Are they going to go with a future 1 single Womens champion ship that floats between RAW and Smackdown?  

 

 

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The supposed "botch" is utterly kayfabe.  The only way you'd not think this is if you didn't watch it and only read about it.

 

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FWIW, Sean Ross Sapp - one of the better wrestling journalists - is saying it didn't happen as planned.

 

 

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