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- Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:04:22 EST kA7GqJ2I No.6419214
File: 1594746262099.jpg -(857333B / 837.24KB, 2560x1440) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Puro Tube
>Watch Puro Tube today starting at 3pm EST / 8pm BST in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo

>What's on today?

2AW Wrestling Wednesday And Friday (from 2020.06.10)
  • Singles Match Kengo Mashimo vs. Daiju Wakamatsu

Shinshu Pro-Wrestling - Drive-in Puroresu (from 2020.07.11)

2AW Wrestling Wednesday And Friday (from 2020.06.12)
  • Singles Match Ayumu Honda vs. Chicharito Shoki

AJPW All Japan Pro Wrestling Broadcast 2020 #7 ~ Yuo Maishin (from 2020.06.25)
  • Six Man Tag Team Match Atsuki Aoyagi, Rising HAYATO & Takao Omori vs. Purple Haze (Izanagi, UTAMARO & Zeus)
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Netjester !AI.skYnEt - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:04:37 EST iLikEToleARn No.6419215 Reply
Shinshu pro-wrestling - drive-in puroresu (from 2020.03.21)

You now remember...

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- Tue, 14 Jul 2020 06:27:50 EST OFCXNEwg No.6419127
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Jeff Cobb as part of the Inner Circle
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Beulah McGillicutty - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:38:01 EST T5Ycresu No.6419251 Reply
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You know remember Kenzo Suzuki's original vignette where he was supposed to be Hirohito and was gonna exact his revenge on America for dropping the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII.

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You now remember Goldust blacking it up
Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:42:46 EST M1ahJWky No.6419256 Reply
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You now remember when the smark circlejerk around NXT was so high, they sent him a fruitbasket

and some people on wooo got mad because they didn't think of it first. absolutely disgusting behaviour

Women's Wrestling Thread: In Memoriam

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- Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:48:07 EST LUMg+nxK No.6415831
File: 1593704887212.png -(680713B / 664.76KB, 960x601) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Women's Wrestling Thread: In Memoriam
May she find peace in the great ring in the sky.

>Joshi Tube airs on Saturdays at 4pm EDT / 9pm BST in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo and is a great way to discover what joshi is all about. People in the chat will be able to answer questions as you ask them, as we do on this thread.
>But if you're ever in the mood to watch joshi outside of Joshi Tube, there is joshi wrestling channel for streaming live events such as TJPW and Stardom - http://taima.tv/r/joshi. Furthermore, there is also a non-joshi women's wrestling channel - http://taima.tv/r/wooomens

There's a variety of women's wrestling available around the world. The West features many, such as the WWE Women’s division, AEW's Women's division, Impact Wrestling’s Knockouts division, ROH’s Women of Honor division, AAA's luchadoras, CMLL's luchadoras, WOW Wrestling, Shimmer Women Athletes, SHINE Wrestling, WSU, WWR, RISE, Sabotage Wrestling, Pro-Wrestling EVE, HUMO, and more!

Eastern Promotions to watch
Tokyo Joshi Pro, Stardom, Gatoh Move, Pro Wrestling Wave, SEAdLINNNG, Marvelous, OZ Academy, Diana, Ice Ribbon, Sendai Girls, Pure-J, Actwres girl'Z, and more! All nonsubscription shows are available at PuroresuDream - https://puroresudream.wordpress.com/ or https://twitter.com/PuroresuDream for the latest joshi shows.

Classic women's wrestling to watch: The Legendary AJW, classic JWP, ARISON, GAEA & FMW's female deathmatch division, and GLOW if you want over the top female characters and promos.

>Useful links:

http://www.diva-dirt.com/ - News, Gossip and rumors from the world of women's wrestling
http://enzuigiripuro.tumblr.com/ - latest results and match cards
https://pastebin.com/nMyby4Hk - Pastebin for all the subtitles and subtitled episodes of Tofu Pro Wrestling
http://joshicity.com/ - Joshi Reviews and stuff
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSOvrH-DPO5ROUIiyem8ySA/videos - Youtube channel filled with classic Joshi theme songs
http://falconjoshi.blogspot.com/ - English language Joshi blog
http://www.dailymotion.com/Mosquitopilate1 - Dailymotion channel that uploads Joshi shows and matches by the barrel-full
http://www.dailymotion.com/user/JAHMAL1111/1 - Also uploads Joshi shows and matches
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL53kKJBMWATcFGQFDJeUHiV_hWzHb6TJw - Playlist of ROH-uploaded Women of Honor matches
http://www.dailymotion.com/f100000089423529 - Another channel with loads of western women's matches
http://www.dailymotion.com/therackattackvideos - Channel showing a bunch of WWE/WWF women's segments
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq4o415dCRi5zJFwUTmXJHA - SHITLOADS of joshi matches from far away ago to now
http://pastebin.com/u/NaziClown - Joshi pastebins from thoughout 2015
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THE NEW social media thread for wrestling IS HERE(we back online edition)

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- Sat, 11 Jul 2020 01:53:28 EST TLDOIDYH No.6418070
File: 1594446808614.jpg -(1483304B / 1.41MB, 1242x2157) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. THE NEW social media thread for wrestling IS HERE(we back online edition)
WWE has covid-19. Impact is now a developmental brand & hiring the entire planet. UK Wrestling is cancelled. AEW Dynamite is now rebranded as a new PPV theme every week. WWE is boomer central in the ratings department.

> No politics, per usual keep it kayfabe

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Krazy K - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 12:27:03 EST Ue4rbUhC No.6419198 Reply

Yet you're still here, instead of going to one of those "better" boards.


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!BzcOsK03.w - Mon, 13 Jul 2020 15:32:30 EST PPc0gdwd No.6418931
File: 1594668750100.jpg -(47217B / 46.11KB, 800x450) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. WWE RAW: LORD JESUS CAN R-TRUTH BEAT ORTON?!
>Watch WWE RAW with /wooo/ in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo and /wooo/alt - http://taima.tv/r/woooalt at 8pm Eastern//1am London. Before RAW in /wooo/alt The Bump airs at 6:30pm//11:30pm. After RAW it's RAW talk at 11pm//3am. On tonight's show:

>R-Truth vs Randy Orton
Randy Orton has been at his vicious best ever since Edge returned, and he's continued to take it to a new level after defeating him at Backlash 2020. Last week, there was a small but interesting backstage segment where Akira Tozawa was searching for R-Truth. Despite Randy Orton seemingly disliking everyone except Ric Flair, he chose to help R-Truth by lying to Tozawa about the direction in which he went. It's hard to blame him since R-Truth is one of the most likable Superstars on the roster, both on RAW and SmackDown. This week, 24/7 Champion R-Truth will face Randy Orton in a non-title match. Since the title doesn't seem to interest Orton much, it's not surprising to see that it won't be defended. If we do get a straightforward match, it's quite obvious that Randy Orton is winning. However, it'll be interesting to see if Akira Tozawa and his ninjas decide to make an appearance at that time. This should be one of the more fun segments of the night on RAW.

>The Tag Team titles are on the line
In what we expect to be the main event of the night on RAW, The Kabuki Warriors will be looking to reclaim the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships as they face The Boss N' Hug Connection Sasha Banks and Bayley. Last week, RAW Women's Champion Asuka faced SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley in a Champion vs Champion match and as with their encounters in 2016, Asuka once again managed to topple over Bayley. Ahead of her clash against Sasha Banks at Extreme Rules, Asuka will look to make it 2/2 in two weeks while also capturing the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships. So far, Sasha Banks and Bayley have been only the second team to reclaim the titles and they have a high chance of retaining the titles. Given the rumors of Kairi Sane's supposed retirement/WWE exit coming near, we could see a scenario where this match will be her swansong. It could mean her retirement after The Kabuki Warriors likely lose the match.

>Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins face off in a WrestleMania 36 rematch on RAW
One of the marquee matches on this stacked edition of Monday Night RAW will see Kevin Owens face Seth Rollins in a WrestleMania 36 rematch. When they last shared the ring at WrestleMania, it was a grudge rivalry that was built over four months involving multiple other Superstars such as The AoP, Murphy, Samoa Joe, and even The Viking Raiders. Ultimately, it all started and began with these two men and they battled it out in an incredible match where Kevin Owens won. He hosted Seth Rollins recently, but he hasn't been in a rivalry with him. It's Rey Mysterio who declared that he'll face Seth Rollins in an "eye for an eye" match at The Horror Show at Extreme Rules this Sunday. Before a grueling war against the WWE legend, Seth Rollins will face Kevin Owens in a rematch from WrestleMania 36. Will he manage to get one over his old rival? Or will Murphy and possibly Austin Theory show up to play the spoils? Either way, we anticipate that there's going to be a lot more than one person involved in the mix on RAW.

>Will Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre have a final standoff?
Dolph Ziggler has been playing mind games with Drew McIntyre. Last week, he brought back the recently-released Heath Slater to WWE for a one-off appearance. Slater, who was a former 3MB member alongside Drew McIntyre, was defeated in seconds, proving the true difference in motivation and talent between the two. Regardless, McIntyre didn't seem to hold much against his former teammate and his focus was on Dolph Ziggler instead. We had a wholesome moment where McIntyre and Slater relived a 3MB moment, even if it was just for a few seconds. This week, Dolph Ziggler will be out to try and play more mind games with the WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. It's not unfair to assume that McIntyre is the overwhelming favorite for their Extreme Rules match. Many have gone out of their way to rule out Dolph Ziggler completely, but we still expect the veteran to give Drew McIntyre a good match. McIntyre's matches on PPV since winning the title have been against Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley - both of whom are con…
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:38:36 EST M1ahJWky No.6419252 Reply
What's funny is that you are in another thread >>6419080 telling a user to 'fuck off' because they didn't realise a filter

WON: John Cena's contract has quietly expired.

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- Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:29:22 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6419220
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>According to Dave, he'll still make one-off appearances, but he no longer has a WWE contract.
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Kevin Steen - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:16:09 EST T27T75Qv No.6419246 Reply
LMAO this is the same shit they did to The Rock in 2005
Mean Smark Callous !DCxC2Z8fnY - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:23:02 EST mHVC6D8M No.6419248 Reply
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Hamuko Hoshi - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:30:15 EST NyQMleV/ No.6419249 Reply
Seriously though if we arent getting this anytime soon now I´ll be legitimately pissed.

Are we back?

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- Sat, 11 Jul 2020 09:30:14 EST Xuqv6O5t No.6418111
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I missed you /wooo/
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Dixie Carter - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:57:11 EST UMacSvZd No.6419235 Reply
It's an image board we post on that some of us like and some people who were banned for being massive piles of shit don't like and still come here to say they don't like it. The latter seems more pathetic then saying "wow I like wooo thanks guys".

I prefer the people who enjoy using wooo to the people mad because they can't post waifu threads on VPNs or because a mod may have banned them at some point and it wasn't valid. I've been banned myself before and you know what I did? I went into the IRC and said hey I got banned and would like to get unbanned. Then I was unbanned.Give me a break. Some of the people ITT.

Some of us are just happy to have /wooo/ back.
Netjester !AI.skYnEt - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:57:20 EST iLikEToleARn No.6419236 Reply
"What is your favorite pedo waifu, and learnt nothing, its out on the rape accusation and know a character?

What if Ryback beat Punk for the belt?

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- Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:34:30 EST cUoqjqaP No.6419018
File: 1594686870788.webm [mp4] -(10141086B / 9.67MB, 616x352) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. What if Ryback beat Punk for the belt?
In hindsight, should have beaten CM Punk for the title?
Dude was super over by the time he was about have his title match with Punk and having him lose twice in a grow really ruined him
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Kaz Hayashi - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 12:55:59 EST oWnITyXN No.6419209 Reply
>Except he was organically over with a large majority of the audience
So was Roman. He was always the most over guy in the Shield and was very hot post-split. The fact that it petered out once he got exposed against better guys and shitty promos just shows that Ryback wouldn't have been any different
Mike Adamle - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:01:56 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6419211 Reply
>The fact that it petered out once he got exposed against better guys and shitty promos

Vince's booking didn't do him any favors.

These guys are not sinking or swimming with the crowd on their own. Vince refuses to pull the trigger based on what the crowd is telling him.
He pushed Roman in a spot he wasn't ready for and refused to turn him heel.
And he refused to roll the dice on Ryback at a time when fans were really into him.
Brendan Michael Thomas - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:10:58 EST x8ohQNwM No.6419218 Reply
Ryback absolutely deserved to be world champion in an era where Del Rio and Sheamo and Swagger and Ziggler all were. It would've been fine.

>he was always the most over guy in The Shield

You're letting revisionist history affect your mind.


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- Sat, 11 Jul 2020 09:38:37 EST bTZFvTbr No.6418116
File: 1594474717176.png -(34613B / 33.80KB, 200x159) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. THE DIRT SHEET THREAD: THE LATEST FROM MELTZER AND MORE - 11TH JULY '20
The first few posts are from this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter. For the full newsletter and much more get a subscription at http://www.f4wonline.com/
Dave Meltzer's star ratings will also be posted in this thread should there be any.
Use this thread to post news as it comes through. Do not use the old thread for anything new, please move discussion to here instead.

> COVID-19 and its effect on UFC and pro wrestling continued to dominate the news this past week. WWE is recovering from an outbreak that caused changes to the taping schedule, a number of rewrites to television and numerous big names taken off this past two weeks of television. For WWE, skeleton crews led to the lowest rated Smackdown of the FOX era and by far the lowest in 18-49 when it comes to overall realistic rating the show has ever done. Raw over the past two weeks has done two of its four lowest marks overall and in 18-49 in history.

> AEW, set a record low, but bounced back due to the heavily hyped Fyter Fest series of shows. Somehow, AEW has avoided, at least based on what has come out, any positive tests but did have a heavily hyped Jon Moxley vs. Brian Cage match moved back due to Moxley’s wife, Renee Young, being part of the WWE outbreak. But even with both companies presenting special shows, each declined in viewers and 18-49 this week when NXT in particular with the Keith Lee vs. Adam Cole double title match, should have hit a high point, and AEW with a loaded show, and a Chris Jericho vs. Orange Cassidy match built for weeks, should have been up as well.

> WWE has not said anything, either in memos to talent, or the media, about its outbreak. Based on different reports, anywhere from 30 or more individuals with the company have tested positive, although the only names released officially are Young, who did so on her own, Kayla Braxton, and producers James Gibson (Jamie Noble) and Adam Pearce. The list of talent that hasn’t been at the Performance Center since the outbreak includes Dana Brooke, Carmella, Naomi, The Street Profits, Velveteen Dream, Austin Theory, Daniel Bryan, Finn Balor, Liv Morgan, Mandy Rose, Natalya, Nia Jax, Otis, Tucker, Mojo Rawley, Shorty G, Raquel Gonzalez, Sheamus and Sonya Deville. Of those, Bryan and Sheamus both appeared on Zoom on Smackdown from home so it was clear they were scripted originally for the show and didn’t come. That could be by choice, given Bryan’s wife is pregnant and he’s had issues with his immune system, or other reasons. Dream and Theory were both named in recent allegations.

> WWE officially has said there is no change in Dream’s status, and he was in an auto accident but had been not been on the show while he was in the middle of a program with the Undisputed Era, and his name was never mentioned in commentary during a Dexter Lumis match where he was part of the storyline. WWE hasn’t responded to any questions on Theory, whose name has also not been mentioned on commentary or his absence when Seth Rollins and Murphy been on TV been acknowledged.

> Natalya is known to have not tested positive but was pulled for precautionary reasons. Brooke, Carmella and Naomi hadn’t been booked on television prior, so they all just simply may not have been used. Jax also doesn’t appear to have a program going right now, although was the one to “injure” Charlotte Flair so disappearing from television right after wouldn’t seem to make sense either.

> Ric Flair spoke to Wrestlinginc.com and explained his decision to continue working the tapings after the outbreak. “The WWE is doing everything and following every guideline possible,” Flair said. “The testing and all that was conducted as professionally as it could possibly be. Three doctors. Organized. Yes, people had to stand in line, but that was because of so many people being tested. But nobody was together. Everybody had a mask on. “I would scrutinize anybody that said otherwise at the highest level. I was tired of hearing the bullshit. (Mark) Carrano, Ace (John Laurinaitis), Vince himself, I could go down the list of people that are making sure that everybody’s life is at the best possible place while they’re there for the event.”

> Regarding the outbreak itself, noting he worked shows that several others backed off from working who were decades younger than him, and without his health history which includes blood clots in his legs and well as heart issues …
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Angelina Love - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 09:08:17 EST wfc4Nl90 No.6419172 Reply
You have a right to Life, Liberty and the persuit of happiness. in that order fucko
Mike Adamle - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:06:19 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6419217 Reply
don't worry... Vince wins again:

>NBCUniversal’s Peacock is set to go live on July 15 for a national audience, stuffed with more than 20,000 hours for Premium subscribers — and more than 13,000 hours entirely for free.

>Peacock Premium will also feature access live and on demand sports programming, including ... more than 100 hours of WWE content coming in August 2020 including series “WWE Untold” and “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions,” and compilations like “John Cena’s Best WrestleMania Matches”

Monday Night Wars but the roles are reversed

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- Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:04:34 EST T5Ycresu No.6418974
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Lets say WWF was the company that went out of business and WCW purchased them, what do you think the landscape of North American wrestling would look like today?
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Shocker - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 08:26:17 EST ZUrtGNGY No.6419155 Reply
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>"vast repertoire" might be overselling it

Disagree, Goldberg had more moves than you average wrestler nowadays and they were less built about setting up the same signature spot or sequence in every match. His rolling leglock is still one of my absolute favorite moves. Granted, they weren't always the cleanest and his Dragonscrew wasn't, like, Mutoh-levels, but you could tell he had a legit interest in grappling and was trying hard to do cool, innovative stuff.

Angle is definitely a great example of someone who incorporated convincing technique with pro wrestling flair and pageantry as well. Angle under Heyman is probably my favorite WWE main eventer of all time. Even Taker tried to get into the hybrid style for a while there, though, arguably, a little late.

As long as you still keep the entertainment factor in it, I think it'd do just fine. Make stories grounded, don't get rid of the wacky stuff, but just make it mean more by not overusing it. Pro wrestling has always been about selling simulated combat, and it's increasingly hard to present "I tug on your arm so now you can't stop your feet from running and oh I dropped a quarter" as anything at all related to actual fights when people are more and more educated about what actual combat sports look like.

I'm not saying go Full Bloodsport (though I do love Bloodsport), but just go a little further down THAT corridor and a little less down the silly wacky video game animation pantomime route. >>6419019
Davey Richards - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:06:50 EST dYhrmb6W No.6419189 Reply
Yeah, that's what I mean. Stuff like Monster Jam and PBR is only ever on TV on tiny cable channels, usually on like Saturday night at 11PM. They're not getting primetime slots on major cable networks like WWE and AEW. I'd argue Impact has better TV exposure than Monster Jam.

>WCW 2000 was terrible, some of the worst wrestling product you'll ever see. But it is literally impossible to tell where it would be if AOL-Time Warner hadn't screwed with WCW so much.
Bischoff laid out in his book how he thinks WCW was doomed to fail, even if WWF had gone out of business. He said certain Warner execs were determined to leave their mark on the WCW brand (like executives often do). Those executives were the ones that wanted them to go in a more family friendly direction (despite aiming for 18-35 year old males is what made WCW successful) because they thought they could make more money. Once the show went more family friendly, they were no longer with the edgy zeitgeist of the moment and lost popularity. So he said Turner execs being determined to fuck with and change up the product coupled with other Turner execs who wanted to get rid of WCW going back to the '80s, he says as soon as WCW started losing money (and they inevitably would), AOL-TimeWarner would just cancel the shows and essentially end the company.

ITT: Worst Announcer Calls In Wrestling History

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- Sun, 05 Jul 2020 19:00:30 EST T27T75Qv No.6416915
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"holy bleep"
"holy BLEEEEP"

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Olimpico - Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:59:24 EST JvbZ8j8l No.6418066 Reply
Everything he says feels forced but I feel like it isn't and it makes it worse.

Will Extreme Rules be the jump the shark moment for cinematic wrestling?

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- Sun, 12 Jul 2020 22:28:37 EST NnKx8iFo No.6418753
File: 1594607317655.jpg -(55165B / 53.87KB, 600x375) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Will Extreme Rules be the jump the shark moment for cinematic wrestling?
I feel like Extreme Rules is gonna jump the shark big time on the whole cinematic wrestling thing. WWE has this tendency where if somethings successful they just keep doing it until its ran into a ground constantly trying to repeat that success. The cinematic matches at Mania were pretty good and everyone was talking about the boneyard match and I feel the ones after Mania just haven't even lived up to that one in fact they've been massive downfalls in quality. Money in the Bank was just silly and lazy and the NXT Takeover one wasn't good. I feel Extreme Rules is just gonna be the one that sends it over the edge into shittiness.
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Trent Barreta - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 08:46:32 EST 4zJo/ELj No.6419161 Reply
Eh, I don't think so. Modern pro wrestling has always tried to get "out of the ring", so to speak, with specialized matches in different locations—for better or for worse. Matches filmed as cinematic fight scenes rather than a match in a (simulated) combat sport are the logical outgrowth of that approach. The issue is oversaturation of the "cinematic" approach. Doing it once or twice in a given timespan (e.g., six months) keeps it from feeling overused and oversaturated. The fact that we're now getting at least one "cinematic" match per every six to eight weeks, regardless of the quality, is what's killing the approach.

The Boneyard Match was lightning in a bottle: The right personalities at the right times doing all the right things in the right setting. Its success can’t be duplicated. That WWE continues to try duplicating it every six to eight weeks says more about WWE's eternal willingness to immediately run a “fresh” gimmick into the ground (and its desperation to retain viewership during the pandemic) than about whether the gimmick works.
Mike Adamle - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 09:03:32 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6419169 Reply
>The issue is oversaturation of the "cinematic" approach. Doing it once or twice in a given timespan (e.g., six months) keeps it from feeling overused and oversaturated. The fact that we're now getting at least one "cinematic" match per every six to eight weeks, regardless of the quality, is what's killing the approach.

It seems like WWE's formula for Empty Arena PPVs is: one big Raw match and one big SD match get the "cinematic" treatment as selling points. ER will have 3 with the Swamp match, the Bar Fight and however this pays off.
It feels more like necessity than milking the success of the Boneyard match.

BTW, there's no way someone is kayfabe losing an eye They ALWAYS walk back the crazy injuries - whether it's falling off something or getting set on fire. They have the commentators sell it big in the moment and then on the next episode, they refer to the injuries as more minor.

I'm predicting Seth wins due to the some kind of ref stoppage thing OR Dominick throws in the towel for him. Seth will attack the eye but it will stop short just before an eyeball is plucked from the skull.

Ratings War General #2: Triple Threat

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- Sat, 13 Jun 2020 17:32:47 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6405710
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Demos! Total viewers! DVR numbers! Nielsen boxes! Playstation Vue numbers! RECORD. LOW. RATINGS. Showbuzz Daily! Love & Hip Hop!

This is the (continuing) all-purpose discussion thread for the 24/7 newscycle about Nielsen ratings for pro wrestling shows on tv: Raw, Smackdown, Backstage and the Wednesday Night Nuclear Arms Race between NXT and the upstart wrestling league AEW.
Previous thread here: >>6383235

Discussion of ratings for other wrestling shows (Dark side of the Ring, IMPACT, ROH, MLW, and WOW: Women of Wrestling) is allowed too if they chart.

link for stuff to follow
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Soldier Ant - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 06:22:10 EST cfOXxE22 No.6419124 Reply
The thing is though, with Sky they at least had the chance to grow their audience again, if the near impossible happened and they started putting out a good programme.

With BT, WWE is stuck with a tiny potential audience no matter how good they get. TNA outdrew WWE for years, and AEW is now too.

People wonder why WWE doesn't do any PPVs in the UK, and yet AEW was planning one already (Fyter Fest), the reason is WWE is as cold as can be in the UK.

Couple years ago, my mate who is a journalist (was working on a shitty uni blog at the time with like 100 clicks per article) got approached by WWE to cover their event and they gave him 2 tickets. I went with him and the arena was half empty.

I don't know if WWE just plans to give up on the UK, but their level of exposure here is pretty grim. Pre lockdown I read NXT UK was getting between 300-750 people per show
Christina Von Eerie - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 08:05:45 EST bTZFvTbr No.6419147 Reply
Yes, but eventually TNA's numbers got bad to the point viewership figures became unobtainable, because of the decline in product.
Christina Von Eerie - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 08:08:21 EST bTZFvTbr No.6419150 Reply
And on Taima where it's always one-sided regardless of the Wednesday Night Pillow Fight:
> 938 / 511 AEW
> 647 / 194 NXT

NXT again got stronger numbers but still wasn't enough to beat off the pissant T-shirt company.


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!a8BiNwIDng - Sun, 12 Jul 2020 00:42:46 EST I4WEIqUU No.6418429
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>Dominion in Osaka-jo Hall - Sunday @ 2am EDT / 7am BST

*IWGP Heavyweight & Intercontinental Championships Match: Tetsuya Naito (c) vs. Winner of New Japan Cup 2020 Final
*IWGP Tag Team Championship Match: Golden☆Ace (Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi) (c) vs. Dangerous Tekkers (Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr.)
*NEVER Openweight Championship Match: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. SHO
*7-9 matches are planned for the event.
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Dave Prazak - Mon, 13 Jul 2020 04:59:17 EST BDs/s60R No.6418821 Reply
We're already moving the goalposts huh?

Shibata had been in poor health since the 2016 G1. The headbutt was just the final straw.
Colin Delaney - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 06:17:06 EST x23H9WPw No.6419123 Reply
I've missed NJPW since the New Beginning in Osaka. What is worth catching up on before I watch this?
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 14 Jul 2020 08:24:10 EST o+BTpfHb No.6419154 Reply
The four shows in Korakuen Hall after New Beginning in Osaka and the New Japan Cup I suppose.

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