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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-20 19:35:14 Reply

At 8/19/16 09:15 PM, slaughterMYdaughter wrote: I don't mind Alberto's suspension, what does bother me is this is how triple H makes headlines after being gone. I would have liked a ''I quit match' vs Kalisto instead of flip flopping the US title.

They do flop the title way too much. Would rather see a champion hold it for 6 months or up to a year. To see how the wrestler acts with it.

That extra hour has to be funneled to create a vortex of competition with NXT and not just leading up to cena on smackdown; The savior of misbehavior doesn't cut it for me.

They are going to bring CWC to RAW, that should help to fill space on the three houyr show.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-20 20:42:41 Reply

This happened.

Also dat Bobby Roode entrance.

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-20 22:46:51 Reply

At 8/20/16 08:42 PM, TheMaster wrote: This happened.

Looks like Austin Aries is having a bad time.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-21 11:10:27 Reply

All hail the new NXT Champion: The King of Strong Style

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-21 15:30:51 Reply

Tag division stole the show at NXT yet again. Revival have been in superb matches for months now, and have confirmed it's not just because they were with American Alpha.

Not a bad match on the card. Great stuff.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-22 00:05:48 Reply

At 8/21/16 10:26 PM, FastbootsZA wrote: Congrats finn balor on becoming the first universal champion.

That Universal title belt is ugly as Hell.

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-22 09:07:46 Reply

Can we acknowledge how all the important matches at Summerslam AND Takeover actually had clean finishes? Big E was like the only notable run-in (which made zero sense. If he was healthy, why not be IN the match, or at least ringside?)


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-22 13:51:29 Reply

At 8/22/16 12:05 AM, ZJ wrote: That Universal title belt is ugly as Hell.

I think I'm the only person that kind of likes it. Red's my favorite color so maybe that's the bias, but to me it's another knockoff of the WWE World Heavyweight Title (which I don't recall hearing any bitching about) with a red border.

The whole weekend of shows was very good stuff to my mind. The only things that left me scratching my head is why Jericho is pinning Enzo, and why Apollo Crewes is losing clean to The Miz. I understand Jericho is still a big star, but I think his shine is definitely on the wane, and while Miz has definitely been great in his role lately and looks more motivated then he has in years, I don't understand why they're taking a blue chipper like Crewes who's really meant nothing since his call up and giving him such a big stage to get beat on.


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At 8/22/16 01:51 PM, aviewaskewed wrote:
At 8/22/16 12:05 AM, ZJ wrote: That Universal title belt is ugly as Hell.
I think I'm the only person that kind of likes it. Red's my favorite color so maybe that's the bias, but to me it's another knockoff of the WWE World Heavyweight Title (which I don't recall hearing any bitching about) with a red border.

The whole weekend of shows was very good stuff to my mind. The only things that left me scratching my head is why Jericho is pinning Enzo, and why Apollo Crewes is losing clean to The Miz. I understand Jericho is still a big star, but I think his shine is definitely on the wane, and while Miz has definitely been great in his role lately and looks more motivated then he has in years, I don't understand why they're taking a blue chipper like Crewes who's really meant nothing since his call up and giving him such a big stage to get beat on.

I get why Jericho got the win. I think there's a lot of potential for Jeri-KO as a short run, and the inevitable breakup could lead to a face turn for KO. But for that to really work, they have to start out as a strong team. Enzo and Cass are SO over already the loss really won't hurt them in the long run at all (how many new teams can say that?).

I'm totally with you on the Crewes thing though. That whole match made no sense to begin with. Crewes needs a LOT more time to grow as a personality, while Miz is actually making a pretty good midcard heel champ. These two should not have met on a barely hyped PPV match at all. It doesn't help Crewes climb the ladder at all, and it really didn't help Miz much either because he didn't beat anyone who's really noteworthy to the average WWE audience.

It's a bad sign for how they are going to handle Crewes going forward. His only decent path, that I can see, is jobbing for a short period and letting the losses turn him heel. I see a lot of early Daniel Bryan in him. His in-ring ability is top-level, but he's just this goofy guy that smiles all the time and never comes off threatening. Let's not forget that the whole 'YES' chant was completely created by heel Bryan, and his work with Kane really gave him the stage to show his angry side.

Otherwise, the best he can hope for is perhaps being put in a great tag team. In that situation, he'd be more comparable to Kofi. New day is hot as hell, but if we are being honest, once they break up, Kofi (and probably Big E) likely goes back to pointless mid-card performer.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-22 18:24:36 Reply

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-22 18:37:16 Reply

Finn Balor allegedly sustained an injury last night. He may need surgery.

Man, it's going to be really crummy if WWE's first Universal champion has to vacate the belt due to an injury right after he won it.

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-22 19:48:21 Reply

At 8/22/16 06:37 PM, ZJ wrote: Finn Balor allegedly sustained an injury last night. He may need surgery.

Man, it's going to be really crummy if WWE's first Universal champion has to vacate the belt due to an injury right after he won it.

Rollins sure does injure a lot of people...


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-22 20:04:43 Reply

At 8/22/16 07:48 PM, PsychoGoldfish wrote:
At 8/22/16 06:37 PM, ZJ wrote: Finn Balor allegedly sustained an injury last night. He may need surgery.

Man, it's going to be really crummy if WWE's first Universal champion has to vacate the belt due to an injury right after he won it.
Rollins sure does injure a lot of people...

Your first WWE Universal Champion has vacated the belt after having it for less than 24 hours.

Wow.

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-22 22:23:48 Reply

Holy shit, Noam Dar is coming to Raw.

I figured he'd just be around for the CWC. He's absolutely incredible, and he's only 23. Guy has an amazing career ahead of him.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-23 12:58:25 Reply

At 8/22/16 10:23 PM, TheMaster wrote: Holy shit, Noam Dar is coming to Raw.

I figured he'd just be around for the CWC. He's absolutely incredible, and he's only 23. Guy has an amazing career ahead of him.

I keep hoping they sign someone relatively unknown to the wider audience, and have him skip NXT. Then they could recreate the 123 Kid vs Razor Ramone match with Braun Strowman during his run of squash matches. Just to have them pay off in some way other than hiding the fact Strowman can't put on a good, long match. That would be a hell of a way to debut a new cruiserweight.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-23 16:49:43 Reply

Brock Lesnar was just suspended for failing UFC drug tests, not sure if this means is he also suspended from WWE for now as well.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-23 17:24:50 Reply

At 8/23/16 04:49 PM, NekoMika wrote: Brock Lesnar was just suspended for failing UFC drug tests, not sure if this means is he also suspended from WWE for now as well.

Would explain how badly he busted Orton up, ROID RAGE CITY. The TKO is supposedly how the match was meant to end, but I highly doubt the 4 inch gash was part of the plan. Lesnar and Jericho almost got into a fight about it apparently.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-23 19:28:43 Reply

I guess it evens out what with for Balor to suddenly retire the universal title as it makes anyone competing for it a lot more credible instead of automatically crowning a fresh idea
(including Foley's obvious wardrobe as soon as he held it)
And yeah..I'm a fan of Graves and Saxton Minus Cole in the middle as i feel it works against their chemistry compared to how they bounced off each other on nxt
so all im buying while watching RAW feels forced
Braun Strowman is everything a monster heel outta be without giving in aesthetically to what he's not with The Wyatts in the event he ever returns
Im awfully confused with the way Crews has been booked but what worries me more is how he would stack in the longrun once he dishes out those movesets a man his size doing what he does is amazing to witness about as much as simply watching him be pinned


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-24 02:08:46 Reply

At 8/22/16 12:05 AM, ZJ wrote:
At 8/21/16 10:26 PM, FastbootsZA wrote: Congrats finn balor on becoming the first universal champion.
That Universal title belt is ugly as Hell.

I think that belt looks really good. It's refreshing and it helps the World title feel equally as important.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-24 18:12:10 Reply

At 8/24/16 05:59 PM, PsychoGoldfish wrote: https://m.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/comments/4zaa0o/miz_and_daniel_bryan_get_into_a_legit_argument/

Dat promo tho

Saw that today. My appreciation of Miz went up tremendously after viewing it. Say what you will about his skills in the ring, but he's TREMENDOUS at getting heel heat. He's definitely on the level of a Ted "Million Dollar Man" DiBiase.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-24 21:57:31 Reply

i think that the NXT roster is better than both RAW and SD rosters

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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-24 22:15:20 Reply

At 8/24/16 06:12 PM, ZJ wrote:
At 8/24/16 05:59 PM, PsychoGoldfish wrote: https://m.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/comments/4zaa0o/miz_and_daniel_bryan_get_into_a_legit_argument/

Dat promo tho
Saw that today. My appreciation of Miz went up tremendously after viewing it. Say what you will about his skills in the ring, but he's TREMENDOUS at getting heel heat. He's definitely on the level of a Ted "Million Dollar Man" DiBiase.

It's one of the few promos I've seen in a LONG time that you can't 100% tell if it was a worked shoot or legit shoot. Given how he went through Crewes though, and the fact him and Bryan have kinda been sparking a rivalry on Smack Talk, maybe they are working an angle where the 'soft WWE' guy is gonna roll through the reckless indies to make a point about that style of wrestling.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-24 22:28:33 Reply

Does anyone think Seth Rollins is an unsafe worker? Cena, Sting, Balor; all three guys needed surgery after wrestling Seth, thoughts?


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-25 10:38:33 Reply

At 8/24/16 10:28 PM, Ganon-Dorf wrote: Does anyone think Seth Rollins is an unsafe worker? Cena, Sting, Balor; all three guys needed surgery after wrestling Seth, thoughts?

Honestly I think the whole indie style in general is unsafe, it's not just Rollins. He just happens to have the most marks against him at this point. But right now you have Balor out, Sasha Banks and Samoa Joe.

The problem is that style of wrestling used to be used for high spots, but got so popular performers are expected to wrestle at that level ALL THE TIME now or they look like shit. I think that may be the narrative Bryan and Miz are starting to stir up after that promo.

That said, they don't have to straight up ban that style, they just have to tailor it a bit more. You could ban the buckle/barracade bomb moves since it's impossible to do those consistently. Rollins throws guys of varying weight into hard edges, and once they are in the air it's like russian roulette to how they land exactly.

You could also ban any moves that involve flying into somebody's head at high speed with a solid knee or elbow. A flying knee can not be re-aimed once you leave the ground like a standing drop kick can, and there's a well of fast, high-impact moves that could replace those kinds of shots without ruining anyone's moveset completely. I'm actually surprised they haven't banned that stuff yet given how many other head-targeting moves are already banned.

Rollins has a huge moveset that he can almost always hit perfectly safe. Had the bomb and knee moves been banned, he would still be a top calibur draw in the ring, and he never would have shelved any of those other guys. At this point, even if WWE DOESN'T ban those moves, he should probably voluntarily stop using it. He didn't throw a fit giving up the curb stomp afterall.

I think we're going to see wrestling go through another evolution. The current indie style is already transitioning from violent hard hitting moves back into chain wrestling. Teams like American Alpha and (the aptly named) The Revival get HUGE pops with their back and fourth style. Baylee and Sasha's memorable match was all about counters and reversals, The CWC is a gold mine, and the crowd is eating that stuff up.

I don't think anyone will miss the dangerous moves if they did get banned, there's too much good stuff the current generation has to offer even without it.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-26 11:06:25 Reply

At 8/24/16 10:28 PM, Ganon-Dorf wrote: Does anyone think Seth Rollins is an unsafe worker? Cena, Sting, Balor; all three guys needed surgery after wrestling Seth, thoughts?

Yes, Rollins has injured all three of them. If they ban some of his moves people will be upset with WWE.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-26 11:08:03 Reply

I do not like the look or the name of the Universal title belt. Seriously, if you win it you are champion of the entire Universe?


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-26 13:49:59 Reply

At 8/26/16 01:02 PM, FastbootsZA wrote: According to some sources Originally the The Universal title match at summerslam was supposed to be Seth Rollins Vs. Roman Reigns but because of reigns suspension they took Roman reigns's spot and gave it to Finn Balor

They made the right decision. Reigns vs. Rollins , again, would of been boring. Nobody wanted to see Reigns with the Universal title.

Finn Balor's Original opponent for Summerslam was Chris Jericho

That would of been a great match. Chris Jericho is an amazing wrestler. I feel he should be used much more. He really needs a title soon.

Also Baron Corbin vs. Kalisto was supposed to take place at summerslam But there wasn't any room on the match card for it to happen.

They both seem average at best. No big loss.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-26 16:51:29 Reply

At 8/23/16 12:58 PM, PsychoGoldfish wrote: I keep hoping they sign someone relatively unknown to the wider audience, and have him skip NXT. Then they could recreate the 123 Kid vs Razor Ramone match with Braun Strowman during his run of squash matches. Just to have them pay off in some way other than hiding the fact Strowman can't put on a good, long match. That would be a hell of a way to debut a new cruiserweight.

NO! The fuck? The pay off to this is that people think Strowman is a damn killer and people get legit afraid to watch him fight their favorites. That's the point and the pay off. Having him get beat by a Cruiser is about the stupidest thing they could do. It makes no logical sense and it's never long term worked to draw money. Waltman beating Hall was much different since the size difference wasn't so ludicrous as it would be if someone the size of say Kalisto beats Strowman.

The Miz thing feels like maybe this is about getting Bryan one more match. I think that it turned into a bit of a shoot when Bryan said those frankly shitty comments about Miz being "soft" and a coward. Those are criticisms Miz has dealt with his whole career and he clearly had enough of it coming from a guy like Bryan who frankly was reckless and isn't in the ring today because of the style he chose to work. When you've got other indy guys like Rollins doing stupid shit like power bombing people into things cause it looks cool and hurting them, it's well past time WWE took a stand and said no the fuck more of this crap. The business is about storytelling in matches and not flashy fucking high spots or making your shit half a shoot. I'm so disappointed in Bryan's attitude here, and in Rollins' sloppiness costing a truly deserving guy in Balor time in the ring and a main event spot out of the blocks on the biggest show for the company.

Haven't heard Brock is suspended, anybody got a link to WWE's official corporate site? They announce that stuff there.


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Response to The Wrestling (WWE) Club 2016-08-28 01:12:10 Reply

http://www.inquisitr.com/3455857/enzo-amore-is-reason-wwe-deserves-to-fail-wrestling-legend-says/

If WWE is not treating Enzo Amore right, should he leave when his contract expires? Would he do better with TNA or another company?


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