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I don’t get they Bayley Sasha story (I absolutely accidentally initially called Sasha Sancho at first :lol:), how did Bayley not getting smashed by Asuka’s arse mean she wasn’t willing to take a hit? Especially when she still distracted her and got smashed off the side of the ring?

Feel like the writers can do so much better than that :lol:
Let’s be honest it’s building to them losing the tag titles to Nia and Shayna so that they can feud over the Smackdown title or some rubbish. That’s where it seems like it’s going to me.
 

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Poor Liv. She got a singles win over Natalya at Wrestlemania and must have thought they actually wanted to do something with her. Now shes stuck in a team they're calling the Riot Squad again
 

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Lashley deserved that title, I’ve enjoyed his booking with the hurt business
 

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Matt riddle reminds me of Kevin from Home alone

Can anyone else see Big E winning the royal rumble
 

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Didn’t think Keith Lee would get a clean win, was expecting him to win but thought Drew would have interfered
 

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Poor Liv. She got a singles win over Natalya at Wrestlemania and must have thought they actually wanted to do something with her. Now shes stuck in a team they're calling the Riot Squad again
Best thing for her. She's crap, like a throwback to the Diva days of wrestling.

Or the AEW women's division. Same thing.
 

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Heel Reigns is my favourite Reigns! This has been needed for years. Bring it on.
 

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Have to admit wwe have instantly made me glue to their product again. They might still screw things again but this past week I have seen some good stuff after a long time.
 

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Solid PPV, would have like the Fiend to have a run as champion, but I had a week to accept Reigns would win
 

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Bayley is so much better heel. I have to say it everytime I see her have a match, all the aggression she lacked as a face.

The eye angle was stupid as feck but the matches with Dominik have been very good. Also WWE needs to make stars, thats a good match and big win for Keith Lee so hes on course to be the next one unless they give up with his push next week for no reason
 

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Hearing vince wants to put Keith Lee in championship match next month itself. Thay would be a stupid move and a too soon for Lee. Let him feud with hurt business and go after the US title. We saw with ryback and fiend, once you have them in title feud this soon then nothing to follow up after that. Patience is the key for Lee. He has got a big win under his belt now. It's time to have him feud with others and keep him away from title picture till mania.
 

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WWE dropping Lee's music has angered me more than any WWE decision in a long time. Especially when they replaced it with such utter wank.
 

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Also he's a big name. He will get a huge number of eyeballs to their product.

If they can make a right deal with him it's an idea. And then the shows he's on you have to do the best to showcase the rest who you want to build the company around. Make people want to come back even without Brock
 

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A 60 minute iron-man that ends in a draw with no overtime.

NXT is dead.
I wasn't annoyed at it only because I knew it was coming.

I mean 4-man iron man match? Of course they couldn't bloody help themselves.

I don't think the match worked at all really... Next week's will be a lot better.
 

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Because it'd be hilarious watching how little effort he'd put in
Everything about the lazy flabby scott steiner wannabe pisses me off. Id die happy if I knew he would never bee seen or heard from again.
 

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AEW arent going to make the money back from him being on their TV for it to be worth doing Brock. Maybe a long time in the future when the crowd is full capacity and its a pay per view. Realistically he'll go back to WWE or make some money in UFC losing to Jones or something
 

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Looks like NXT are waving the white flag and gonna move to Tuesday.

AEW need to really stick the knife into that move.
Fair play to AEW - That seems quite defeatist from NXT though.

I read something about AEW launching a 2nd weekly show? They should pitch that right up against RAW on Monday nights. Or move Dynamite to Monday's and the new show to Wednesday's.

RAW is absolutely there for the taking. It's abysmal. I wonder if a 'ratings war' would actually spur them on to being good. Or are they just happy as they'll make money regardless..?
 

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NXT should move. Both AEW and NXT will benefit from it. I would like one of AEWs shows to be against Raw instead of NXT though.
 

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NxT moving is just sensible. They'll get far better numbers and have more potential to grow their audience if their unopposed. Call it defeatist if you want, but really it's a no brainer.

Hell depending on what NBA games are on when they might even have a better chance of doing better numbers then AEW on a Tuesday.

Speaking of AEW... A bunch of people who are in a battle royale fighting for no reason? A main event featuring a "non-wrestler" getting beat up for 5 minutes? This was their most WWE show yet!!

All Out should be very good all the same
 

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Call it what you want but one of the shows moving to a different day is clearly better for both shows. Fans want to see both.

Sooner this "war" ends the better.
 

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Call it what you want but one of the shows moving to a different day is clearly better for both shows. Fans want to see both.

Sooner this "war" ends the better.
The fans can see both though, its never been one or the other. You can watch 1 at the time and DVR the other and watch it at a later point. Its not considered as lucrative to advertisers so WWE themselves would be losing out if NXT is DVR'd while AEW is watched, but when it comes to the fans its never been a negative other than the stupid people who got far too tribal especially on social media and just spread hate about the other company.

Longterm NXT was always going to end up changing. And even short term it changed, with main roster stars appearing and the show not being the same as before the wednesday night wars. Those changes came from wanting to do better against AEW, regardless of whether they were positive or improved the show. WWE (Vince if we're particular) didnt want AEW to get a foothold and become something and they have. They have a good tv deal for years and nothing is going to change that for quite a while. Their demo numbers are going up. So when it comes to NXT, its certainly for the best to move the show and not use it as competition for AEW because how they were using changed the show and how well they told stories. Anyway that was the entire point of following the ratings with interest, everyone around the business knew that Vince would not be happy to have a WWE programme just go out and be seen as 2nd best because of the numbers. So they tried a bunch of stuff, a lot of it didnt work and they had a few weeks where they did lead the ratings.

I think honestly if Triple H had been able to just concentrate on good storytelling and matches, instead of all the gimmickry trying to do specific stuff to get numbers - the limited Ad stuff, the main roster people coming in, having to shuffle things around which didnt always make best sense when suddenly someone is going to raw or smackdown and leaving nxt etc then I can believe that competition would have made NXT better. Because it made AEW better. But thats because they werent trying to hot shot things for a number, they were just doing what they were going to do anyway to try and build new stars.
 

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In the latest news from the Kreml...sorry, WWE. Wrestlers are banned from using their WWE names on Twitch, Cameo etc. and have 30 days to comply.

Apparently this is the leaked transcript of Vince's email...

“Furthering my comments last Sunday regarding the reinvention of our product, it is imperative that we promote and protect our brand in every conceivable way. Some of you are engaged with outside 3rd parties using your name and likeness in ways that our detrimental to our company. It is imperative that these activities be terminated within the next 30 days (by Friday October 2). Continued violations will result in fines, suspension or termination at WWE’s discretion. These actions are necessary in order to rebuild our brand as we enter the next phase of growth at WWE.

I thank you for your cooperation in this matter and for all of your efforts towards the rejuvenation of WWE.
Wrestlers are gonna be pissed. Some were absolutely raking it in on Cameo.
 

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In the latest news from the Kreml...sorry, WWE. Wrestlers are banned from using their WWE names on Twitch, Cameo etc. and have 30 days to comply.

Apparently this is the leaked transcript of Vince's email...



Wrestlers are gonna be pissed. Some were absolutely raking it in on Cameo.
I can see wrestlers being pissed but understand it from WWE's point of view.