Discussion in 'general sports' started by kained&able, Jan 9, 2010.
rip american dream
i'd post a pic of him of him and sweet sapphire, but i'm on my phone
Yeah, shame to hear that. RIP Dusty Rhodes.
Here's a pic Nine Bob Note
summerslam 1989 for me tonite then. think that's the one with his batshit police hat promo. afaik the hat was never explained.
wwf summerslam 2000 great ppv with great main event
I'm assuming the police hat emerged as an extension of the night stick that I assume came from a Big Bossman feud.
I've mostly only seen WWF Dusty and highlight-reel clips of his work in other places at other times. I hope to see more appear on the network if they bother to publish more promotions tv shows from their archive. There appear to be no end of mad promos in his career!
When I saw him at the time in WWF late 80's I think I probably got distracted by the honking noise he makes when installing sharply during intense promos.
Just watched the SNME where DiBiase and Virgil showed up during Dusty's match with Macho and attacked Dustin who was sat in the audience. Wasn't even on the roster and he still fucking bladed. That's a wrestling family
rip dusty !
I'm hesitant to say RIP Roddy Piper, as I've never really liked him, but fuck, I didn't want to read the news at 1am on DM while pissed
glad undertaker is back !
Not for too much longer, I'd hope (for his sake). One of the Piper articles I've read this morning has a picture of him wrestling with a fat Jimmy Snuka. Guy must have been seventy
think will see taker v sting showdown after the lesnar match at summerslam !
I've got to catch up on Monday's RAW, but I'm looking forward to both Summerslam and NXT Takeover....going to be watching a lot of wrestling over the next few days.
Brock to win due to the ending of Raw.
I'm holiday, so I'm tempted to go to bed extra-early on Sunday and get up to watch Summerslam. The last (and only) PPV I've ever watched live was WM12, and I'd lost interest by then and fell asleep during the ironman match. If I don't, I was very pleased to read earlier that there definately will be an OSW review of the show
I now get the NXT love - I'm watching it regularly and working my way through the back issues. Not yet sure how this works as a developmental territory as opposed to just a seperate roster that doesn't go anywhere else, but I don't really care coz it's so good.
Almost squealed today when I realised Takeover was this Wednesday night and not next week. Did watch NOC, but skipped through much of the non-Owens and non-Charlotte stuff.
The London NXT show was great fun to watch live on the network a few weeks back. The crowd really made it, though I did tire of them by the end - screw with the ref counts if you want but give it a rest during the peak of the main event eh?
I see there are still some days left to watch a BBC program about Fergal Devitt as he prepared to go to WWE (as Finn Balor). Not watched it myself yet.
It's worth a watch. Made me want to go see the Scottish Insane wrestling thing.
I was disappointed he never got his balls out
I did start a full review of Takeover: London, but my browser must have restarted itself as when I got up the next day the draft was gone. Might redo it, as it was an excellent show
Royal Rumble 2016
Hugely enjoyable show - easily the best PPV the main roster has done in years.
Kevin Owens v Dean Ambrose
KO is the best thing in, like, ever, and I love Ambrose too. Wish this were for the big belt. I don't like the TLC/hardcore shit, never have, never will, but this was hugely enjoyable. Ambrose wins decisively, which I wouldn't mind if it weren't for KO's apparent next feud (which'll presumably see him losing more often than not).
New Day v The Usos
My sky box doesn't work, so I don't see Raw, though I'm aware that New Day have been the best thing on it for the better part of a year. Xavier is clearly the star, so I feel he should have Kofi's awesome winged boots. Please get the Usos some new outfits - their leggings look like bandages, as if they've just been discharged from a burns unit.
Kalisto v Alberto Del Rio
I'll be honest, I fell asleep during this this, but then I usually do on a Monday afternoon (when I watched the show) so it wasn't due to the match. Kalisto I know from NXT as the non-botchy Lucha Dragon. What I saw looked good enough, but I had little interest.
Charlotte v Becky Lynch
Having watched face NXT Charlotte I was surprised to read about how she was a heel on Raw, but I enjoyed her and Flair's comedy heel cheaty antics tremendously - he might aswell have donned a tuxedo and bowler hat and called himself Mr Fuji. I love Becky (but not the pigeon lady hat - where the fuck are the steampunk goggles?) and want to see her hold a belt, but I marked out big-stylee when (as expected) I heard Sasha's music. Yeah, dumb fuck that I am, genuinely thought she was making the face-turning save. So, she's still a tweener - *I* don't have a problem with this, but I'm told it's a death sentence on the main roster.
The Rumble Match
No huge surprises, it was always gonna go one of two ways, both involving Triple H and Reigns. Didn't realise at the time, but after reading others' reviews I see that they made Reigns look like a joke, having their big babyface carted out injured and missing half the match, whilst KO staggers to the ring and puts in a good performance. AJ Styles, pretty much expected to show up, and was given a very good run in the match. Sami Zayn, too - might as well make the most of the Orlando crowd to remind non-NXT viewers that he's a big deal and he'll be with them very soon. Alas, another Papa Shango-free year. With his going into the HoF in April I did think he was a definate possibility this time. Oh well, maybe in 2017.
I don't think being a tweeter is on my list of main roster death sentences. Here is a small sample of some that are, which of course a tweeter may fall foul of like anyone else on the roster:
Awful storylines with little regard for continuity or true character development.
Forced to read awful scripted dialogue featuring words inauthentic to your character.
Getting over when they aren't trying to push you. (e.g. Zack Ryder back in the day).
Being a babyface who is booked to look like an idiot (e.g. repeatedly falling for same distractions)
Perhaps the idea of a tweeter being a death sentence is actually referring to one about their booking that I hate and that has been a great detriment to the WWE shows in recent years. 50/50 booking. Where they have such a lack of depth in their main roster that they become afraid to truly put people over each other, by having them win decisively and repeatedly. So they have one person win one week and their opponent win in a rematch the next week. So you end up with a roster of mid carders. And no surprise that the few exceptions they make to this rule, e.g. Brock Lesnar, get over huge. We can't go back to having true jobber squash matches on tv all the time these days, but the 50/50 booking habit went too far at times in recent years and now they have a huge mid card and a very thin top level of guys.
I suppose in a way I should be glad, because these booking failures have forced them to look to the wider world of wrestling for established talent in recent years, and we are getting treated to some nice 'WWE fresh' quality wrestlers in both NXT and the main roster as a result. For example in addition to all the quality NXT already has, Nakamura and Austin Aries sound like they are on the Dallas TakeOver lineup. And Bayley v Asuka, which I a looking forward to.
Well, possibly the biggest NXT show of all time is currently taking place. I'll be watching tmoz evening to cheer me up (last day of my Easter holiday). It's a smaller stadium than London, and I doubt they'll be as loud, but the card - bar one match - looks awesome.
Apollo Crews vs the Drifter
Speculation the Drifter will drift away in mere seconds, never to be seen again. The guy looks, err ...big, and is good-looking enough, but the gimmick stinks. Why is his theme tune an electric guitar? Does he have a band that drifts around with him? I'd've prefered a feud between Crews and Angry Angry Alex Riley.
Sami Zayn vs Shinsuke Nakamura
Zayn, as I predicted, is already on the main roster, and they'll be looking to put either the IC or US belt on their replacement for Daniel Bryan almost immediately. Basically, he's off so won't mind losing this one clean.
Baron Corbin vs Austin Aires
I've never hated Corbin, and I'm liking him more and more. We've known from day one that he's being protected and is gonna achieve great things - my guess is it's thanks to Vinnie Mac himself, due to Corbin's excessive pro-sports background. He's more than held his own at previous Takeovers, and proved to be more valuable to the company than Crews in London, and (on the back of an awesome promo on this week's NXT) I see him going over again tonite.
The Revival vs American Alpha
Every man and his dog loves Jordan & Gable - me too, though I prefered their previous singlets, as they showed off their arses better. AA to win, no question, as I'm pretty sure Dash & Dawson will have an appointment to make on RAW this Monday.
Bayley vs Asuka
I'm gonna take a punt on this being the main event - it shouldn't be, as Balor and Joe have a long running feud, but as this is the only women's match on the card 'n' all... Watching Breaking Ground, it's clear that Bayley is viewed as more than another "women's division" diva/superstar, even more than a champion. They've had her booking matches, and Matt Bloom, I think, is prouder of her than of anyone else. Many have feared about how she'll be repackaged for the RAW crowd (Monday!), but I think she'll do more than alright for herself before ascending to one of those executive vice president positions.
Finn Balor vs Samoa Joe
Your would-be main event. Love both guys. It should be Joe's turn to shine, but one guy is moving up, no question, and Balor has made his views on that clear. Balor to win and retain, possibly via a fuck finish. Joe vs Lesnar thankyou please.
In the long run: Samoa Joe, Bayley, Dash & Dawson, Enzo & Cass to present their credentials this Monday.
My only problem with the NXT show was that the card was so good on paper that I found it hard for the show to live up to expectations,the womens match suffered a bit from the crowd being tired after the previous bout, and the main event had blood-cleanup pacing issues. There were still 4 really great matches on the card though, and the Zayn-Nakamura match had everyone talking - just excellent.
Did anyone see the announcement of the death of Chyna? Only 47
Probably the greatest WWE female star
Yes, although I thought she was a few years younger than that.
Sadly she is one of those former wrestlers who always seemed at risk of death since the end of her career.
When I resumed watching WWF/E after missing everything from about 93-99, she was feuding with Jericho and I also enjoyed her 'romantic comedy' run with Eddie Guerrero. She was certainly one of their biggest female stars in terms of how many people saw her at her peak, because her biggest push coincided with the ultimate peak of Raw in the ratings, when the likes of Stone Cold and the Rock temporarily increased the wrestling audience well beyond its natural and subsequent size. She wasn't the best female wrestler they've had, not in any era, but her push was pretty unique and I was always sad that she seemed damaged and never quite recovered from what happened when she split from HHH.
Balls Mahoney died recently too at no age.
The draft is complete. Oh dear
I did fear NXT would be completely filleted, but I'm pleasantly surprised. Balor was always leaving, and wasn't surprised to see Alpha go (I'm a Revival guy so can live with it). Will miss Bliss on the mic. Neutral about Jax.
The best news though, we've actually got rid of Carmella and Mojo
I love how everyone cares more about NXT than the main shows!
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