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    WrestleMania is in Jerry World this weekend, is anybody going? And if you are a fan of pro wrestling did you watch the NXT event last night? If you haven't seen you, you should, it was probably the best wrestling show of the last year.
    For some reason I can't say that phrase out loud, its one of the reasons I will never be the actor Robert Downey Jr is. I always say Tastey Peabag instead of Pastey Teabag, and thats a really big difference on just a two letter swing.

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    Originally posted by Newt View Post
    WrestleMania is in Jerry World this weekend, is anybody going? And if you are a fan of pro wrestling did you watch the NXT event last night? If you haven't seen you, you should, it was probably the best wrestling show of the last year.
    I got back into wrestling pretty hardcore around last May, and this will be the first live Wrestlemania I've seen since X7, now that the Network is around.

    Nakamura-Zayn was ridiculously good last night. I'm also a big mark for The Revival, who remind me of Arn Anderson. Love those guys. Asuka makes me happy... In so many ways.

    Predictions for Sunday?

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    • #3
      This is a thread with broad appeal, I see.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kbrown View Post
        This is a thread with broad appeal, I see.
        It's a form of show business I guess.
        Since Day One

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        • #5
          Used to be into rasslin' in the 1980s and even into the early 2000s.

          It lost its luster when McMahon bought out WCW.

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          • #6
            I couldn't name more than two guys in WWE anymore and haven't been able to for years. But Wrestlemania is in Orlando next year and I'll probably go. I sort of feel obligated to to my childhood to do so.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Deuce View Post
              I couldn't name more than two guys in WWE anymore and haven't been able to for years. But Wrestlemania is in Orlando next year and I'll probably go. I sort of feel obligated to to my childhood to do so.
              I did it for the exact same reason. You won't regret it.

              Also, you have to go to the Monday night RAW the next day.

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              • #8
                Mine friend's daughter is the Russian girl. I know nothing wake about the crap.

                Bsb

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by skidadl View Post
                  Mine friend's daughter is the Russian girl. I know nothing wake about the crap.

                  Bsb
                  You mean Lana? She fine.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by boozeman View Post
                    Used to be into rasslin' in the 1980s and even into the early 2000s.

                    It lost its luster when McMahon bought out WCW.
                    I highly recommend NXT, especially the Takeover specials. It is WWE's developmental league, but they often get the top independent wrestlers as they prepare for WWE's production style. It is all on Hulu if you have it.

                    If you watched in the '90s for the titties and craziness, but otherwise think wrestling is stupid "fake fighting" for kids, you won't like it. If you understand a little bit about the kind of performance wrestling is and the stories that are told in the ring, NXT is full of invested crowds and top notch wrestlers.

                    The main WWE show is spread thin and it's a lot less consistent, although it has some wrestlers I like, especially in the women's division. Ric Flair's daughter is champ right now.

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                    • #11
                      101,376 attendance.

                      Jerruh must be so happy.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Kbrown View Post
                        I highly recommend NXT, especially the Takeover specials. It is WWE's developmental league, but they often get the top independent wrestlers as they prepare for WWE's production style. It is all on Hulu if you have it.

                        If you watched in the '90s for the titties and craziness, but otherwise think wrestling is stupid "fake fighting" for kids, you won't like it. If you understand a little bit about the kind of performance wrestling is and the stories that are told in the ring, NXT is full of invested crowds and top notch wrestlers.

                        The main WWE show is spread thin and it's a lot less consistent, although it has some wrestlers I like, especially in the women's division. Ric Flair's daughter is champ right now.
                        I loved the shit out of NXT. I always kind of get sad when a guy like Neville gets called up to job, when the wrestling in the "developmental" brand is just so much better.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by pdom View Post
                          101,376 attendance.

                          Jerruh must be so happy.
                          That number is what the wrestling business calls a "work." Apparently it was still around 94000 though.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by townsend View Post
                            I loved the shit out of NXT. I always kind of get sad when a guy like Neville gets called up to job, when the wrestling in the "developmental" brand is just so much better.
                            I have a lot of hope for HHH's vision going forward. There are a few hopeful signs. Apparently Kevin Owens spoke up and got a major booking change for himself, Aj Styles and Dean Ambrose in the Royal Rumble. The last guys to pull that kind of thing off were Stone Cold, HBK, etc.

                            My fantasy booking has Sami Zayn losing a retirement match and returning as Generico.
                            Last edited by Kbrown; 04-04-2016, 03:03 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kbrown View Post
                              I have a lot of hope for HHH's vision going forward. There are a few hopeful signs. Apparently Kevin Owens spoke up and got a major booking change for himself, Aj Styles and Dean Ambrose in the Royal Rumble. The last guys to pull that kind of thing off were Stone Cold, HBK, etc.

                              My fantasy booking has Sami Zayn losing a retirement match and returning as Generico.
                              Yeah I think WWE is ostensibly better than its been in a long long time, but all the injuries have made it hard to watch. CM Punk quit, Seth Rollins got hurt, Daniel Bryan being forced to retire pretty much broke my heart.

                              I hadn't even realized Sami was even in Wrestlemania because he had had a handful of back to back injuries when I had last been paying attention, and I wasn't sure if he was going to be able to stay healthy. I love him and Owens getting to play out their ROH/NXT rivalry at Wrestlemania, I especially loved that Zack Ryder somehow got the IC title out of it.

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