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Wrestlemania (spoilers)
« on: April 02, 2017, 09:18:27 PM »
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So it's the end of an era. Taker Just retired Due to injury I guess Roman was the only conceivable choice considering bray was wrapped up in a long term story and Finn was injured. Sad to see it end this way.
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Re: Wrestlemania (spoilers)
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2017, 09:24:49 PM »
Sorry for the vandalism, Joker, but I had to make sure that your content was pushed beyond the front page preview.

Honestly, I saw this one coming a mile away. There's no Streak anymore (that got wasted), so now Roman has to get his push by retiring the Deadman.
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Re: Wrestlemania (spoilers)
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 10:23:17 AM »
No I appreciate it didn't think of the preview
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Re: Wrestlemania (spoilers)
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 10:33:54 AM »
I think WWE is completely brain-dead stupid if they don't turn Roman heel, and stop trying to present him as any kind of 'good guy'.  It seems inevitable they'll push him to be the guy who beats Brock for the title (rather than KO, who is far more entertaining but was booked to appear weak).

But that's why I had to stop watching, and go back to just reading recaps.  It's too annoying to be enjoyable, for me.  *shrug*

We'll see what changes come on Raw & Smackdown though, rumors of NXT call-ups abound.

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Re: Wrestlemania (spoilers)
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 11:16:14 AM »
I think WWE is completely brain-dead stupid if they don't turn Roman heel, and stop trying to present him as any kind of 'good guy'.

HHH is trolling you.

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Re: Wrestlemania (spoilers)
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 11:34:27 AM »
He's not trolling ME, though. All of the part-timer idiocy and the disinterest in NXT's decline (due to call ups, understandable, but pushing Slobbers of Plain over MOTY workers is disgusting) caused me to cancel the network.  Sure I'm just one guy, but I'm most likely not alone.

They can 'present' whatever they want, it's up to the viewers whether they buy a ticket, keep the network, but T-shirts, etc.  The hardcore fans will tag along no matter what, but I don't think they're doing their 'maybe' fans any favors.

EDIT: Also, if you're suggesting the WWE business strategy is 'trolling', i.e. annoying their fans with their choices in entertainment programming - I return to my statement about being brain-dead stupid.

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Re: Wrestlemania (spoilers)
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2017, 12:01:20 PM »
The hour with KO/Jericho to the Raw Women's match and the Raw Ladder match was the best hour or so in Mania in a long time. Everything else minus Taker's final exit was sorta there. AJ/Shane and Rollins/HHH went on way too long and took much needed time from other matches. I thought the Women's Smackdown was a neat match for what it was. The Battle Royal had a weird Trump America metaphor at the end. Austin/Nevill need more time and Dean winning was sorta odd, but those belts are so in the back of people's minds that I forgot KO won the US title. Goldberg/Lesnar and Roman/Taker were as good as they were going to get well maybe not the Taker match. If this was Taker's last match then this Mania will be historic if not then...its just a Mania of the 2010s that seem to lump together minus WM 30.