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20 Feb 2018 20:54:47
It's always nice to be surprised and what a joy it was to watch the gauntlet match on RAW.
No long speeches in the ring, no confrontation as each participant says what he will do, clean eliminations and close to 2 hours of intriguing wrestling.
That Strowman won was not a surprise, probably a consolation for when Reigns wins the chamber, but Rollins looked brilliant, Miz his weasely best and Elias got one over a big name again.
I really hope that the WWE takes note that different isn't bad and that they needn't follow the same tired formula all the time.

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21 Feb 2018 08:49:10
Agreed mate, I really enjoyed it. Rollins looked amazing!

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20 Feb 2018 20:54:47
It's always nice to be surprised and what a joy it was to watch the gauntlet match on RAW.
No long speeches in the ring, no confrontation as each participant says what he will do, clean eliminations and close to 2 hours of intriguing wrestling.
That Strowman won was not a surprise, probably a consolation for when Reigns wins the chamber, but Rollins looked brilliant, Miz his weasely best and Elias got one over a big name again.
I really hope that the WWE takes note that different isn't bad and that they needn't follow the same tired formula all the time.

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20 Feb 2018 20:54:47
It's always nice to be surprised and what a joy it was to watch the gauntlet match on RAW.
No long speeches in the ring, no confrontation as each participant says what he will do, clean eliminations and close to 2 hours of intriguing wrestling.
That Strowman won was not a surprise, probably a consolation for when Reigns wins the chamber, but Rollins looked brilliant, Miz his weasely best and Elias got one over a big name again.
I really hope that the WWE takes note that different isn't bad and that they needn't follow the same tired formula all the time.

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14 Feb 2018 11:49:58
Both RAW and Smackdown will now represented at Backlash and rumour has it there will be a draft at the same PPV to reshuffle the brands.
Who needs a transfer to freshen themselves up?
I mentioned Rollins in an earlier post and I still think he would do better on Smackdown.
I would also break up the New Day and send Big E to RAW.
Corbin seems more suited to RAW, even though they built him up nicely on Smackdown last night.
Who do you think needs a move?

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14 Feb 2018 16:54:42
There is so much to happen before we get to a post Mania draft, but on the face of it I think I'd like to see the guys capable of putting on a five star match pooled in Smackdown, and the Superstars/ entertainers pushed on Raw.

Rollins, Balor, and The Miz to Smackdown

Rusev, Corbin, and Jinder to Raw

Promote Gargano and Chiampa to SD, and the Authors of Pain to Raw.

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14 Feb 2018 17:07:05
I am too big a fan of the New Day to see them broken up, I'd rather see them recruit a new member and push on as a top top faction.

I have stated a few times that I see Big E as a potential World Champion, if they cut back the jokes and just focus on how strong he is it seems believable he could take out anyone.

Xavier has all the makings of a workhorse US champ, he could put on longer midcard matches every week.

Then the right tag team partner could keep Kofi working for another few years.

The best factions always get to at least have a little run where all the members hold gold, I see the New Day as being able to do that.

The only question is who would join, and there is a massive argument for it not to be a black guy, just to cut back on the idea that the New Day is a black faction, as opposed to a faction where the members happen to be black.

Does Zack Ryder fulfil the criteria of being a fun loving brightly coloured established superstar?

I could see him tagging with Kofi as part of a mega face faction.

Then eventually one of them gets greedy and turns making them an even bigger star again.

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16 Feb 2018 16:59:05
Rollins and Balor to Smackdown, maybe Asuka or Alexa Bliss to Smackdown as the Raw womens roster is stacked and Smackdown only realky has 3 established female stars (Charlotte, Becky, Naomi)

New Day to Raw and Club to Smackdown to join Balor. Promote Authors of Pain to Raw.

I wouldn't change much else.

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16 Feb 2018 16:59:05
Rollins and Balor to Smackdown, maybe Asuka or Alexa Bliss to Smackdown as the Raw womens roster is stacked and Smackdown only realky has 3 established female stars (Charlotte, Becky, Naomi)

New Day to Raw and Club to Smackdown to join Balor. Promote Authors of Pain to Raw.

I wouldn't change much else.

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16 Feb 2018 16:59:05
Rollins and Balor to Smackdown, maybe Asuka or Alexa Bliss to Smackdown as the Raw womens roster is stacked and Smackdown only realky has 3 established female stars (Charlotte, Becky, Naomi)

New Day to Raw and Club to Smackdown to join Balor. Promote Authors of Pain to Raw.

I wouldn't change much else.

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16 Feb 2018 16:59:05
Rollins and Balor to Smackdown, maybe Asuka or Alexa Bliss to Smackdown as the Raw womens roster is stacked and Smackdown only realky has 3 established female stars (Charlotte, Becky, Naomi)

New Day to Raw and Club to Smackdown to join Balor. Promote Authors of Pain to Raw.

I wouldn't change much else.

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16 Feb 2018 16:59:05
Rollins and Balor to Smackdown, maybe Asuka or Alexa Bliss to Smackdown as the Raw womens roster is stacked and Smackdown only realky has 3 established female stars (Charlotte, Becky, Naomi)

New Day to Raw and Club to Smackdown to join Balor. Promote Authors of Pain to Raw.

I wouldn't change much else.

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12 Feb 2018 20:14:56
What are they going to do with Seth Rollins?
Ambrose has had his surgery, but is expected to be out for another 6 months. Jordan is now out for a while so that potential feud is on hold. Reigns filled the gap on RAW but is destined for greater things.
Rollins is far too talented for him to be left in limbo and is far better as a singles competitor anyway.
Can't see him being added to the match to gain the last place in the Chamber match, so what are his options?
A feud with the Miz for the IC title is an option and could be entertaining, as would a feud with Balor. The latter is unlikely as The Club are being built up and have momentum at the moment.
I would love to see him up against Cesaro, but the Bar won't be broken up yet.
So I suspect it will be Miz, but I think he would be best transferred
to Smackdown. Great potential matches and could be exactly what he needs and what Styles will need once the Owens/ Zayn thing has played out.

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13 Feb 2018 10:18:22
Well, that showed me.

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14 Feb 2018 11:30:07
He had a good night.

I am not sure if he has what it takes to be the man on Raw.

The Raw champion needs that look, I can only see Brock, Roman, Cena, and Braun holding the Universal title in the next 12 months, they won't hand it over to the little guys yet.

Which could make for an awesome IC title scene with Miz, Seth, and Fin going to war for it.

I see Elias as a long term Raw top guy, he has that look they love.

Any or all of them could be the top guy on Smackdown, sadly SD is still treated as a second tier show, so their champions can be workers rather than Superstars.

I don't think AJ would be treated with any more respect on Raw than Rollins or Finn get.

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10 Feb 2018 04:30:41
Bayley and AJ lee as you all know adore each other in real life. I would love if aj gave Bayley tips on how to be a great heel.

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12 Feb 2018 11:38:49
Was AJ a great heel?

I remember her being good at the classic pro wrestling gimmick for hot girls of being nice as pie and occasionally showing off the crazy eyes.

I guess I remember AJ being part of the era of women's wrestling I consider to be a bit meh.

I thought it during the Rumble when they were rolling out "legends", they were never any good.

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06 Feb 2018 23:12:19
was thinking to myself that a great ending to mania would be the
styles/ nakamura match


but after reigns winning last night basically confirmed what we all knew anyway
reigns wins the chamber match, beats lesnar in the main event and gets booed out the arena
BORING!

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07 Feb 2018 12:16:51
I wonder if they'll throw a surprise in there, or will go ahead with the plan that everybody called 18 months ago.

I remember people saying Goldberg would beat Owens for the title, then Lesnar gets it back at Mania, and defends it for a year before Roman becomes the conquering hero at WM34.

You'd think with the word out for so long that that's how it will go something will have to change, but maybe not.

Truth is anything that involves the Undertaker or The Rock would probably go on last.

I also think if its built right then one of the Women's title match could go on last.

Ronda vs Flair or Banks vs Aska could be pushed to the top of Mania, let's be fair, the girls haven't let anybody down in a long time. They've closed out NXT Takeovers, RAW, Smackdown, and the Royal Rumble, as the WWE push the women its only natural that they'll eventually have the top match at the top show.

It would certainly be better in either case that Roman turning over Brock to close the show.

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07 Feb 2018 13:26:44
In terms of match quality and crowd reaction AJ v Nakamura should go on last. This will never happen, it will either be Cena v Taker or Lesnar v Regins on last.

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08 Feb 2018 10:53:34
The WWE need to accept that even if you put 100,000 people in a stadium for WM a huge portion of them (especially in the floor seats) are nutty wrestling fans, and nutty wrestling fans want the best wrestlers getting their due at Mania.

After 5 hours the Main event has a lot of pressure on it, lots of people will have had their fill, so they do need it to be something that can lift the crowd.

In Roman's defence I have seen a crowd gradually turn his way when he is putting on a good show. Its not beyond the realms that if Brock beats him bad enough for 20 minutes the masses will get behind his come back.

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08 Feb 2018 14:55:12
The closer will be Reigns/ Lesnar. Reigns is a strange wrestler. Incredibly popular in the original and the revamped Shield, but showered with scorn on his own.
Remember when McIntyre was billed as Vince's chosen one? Reigns patently is and the teflon cloak that Cena wore for so long was passed to Reigns a couple of years ago.
It is a shame as his in ring and mic skills have improved drastically and he has put on some decent matches.
The question is about Strowman. Putting him in yet another match with Kane would be lazy and I am sure they won't just let him win the Andre battle royal. I suspect he might get involved in the Reigns/ Lesnar match allowing Lesnar to lose and still look strong.

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09 Feb 2018 17:08:47
Roman still generates a lot of noise, exactly like Cena, cheers and boos, but that's much better from an atmosphere point of view than the way the audience sit on their hands for half the show.

Someone the wrestling fans love like Sami just doesn't get a reaction like Roman does.

Boo or cheer, just care.

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06 Feb 2018 23:12:19
was thinking to myself that a great ending to mania would be the
styles/ nakamura match


but after reigns winning last night basically confirmed what we all knew anyway
reigns wins the chamber match, beats lesnar in the main event and gets booed out the arena
BORING!

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07 Feb 2018 13:28:32
I totally agree, but playing Devils Advocate here; people moan when WWE don't tell long term stories, then moan when they do as well.

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01 Feb 2018 21:29:56
I know it seems that Sasha is the one who’s looking more heelish recently, I actually hope it ends up being Bayley that turns heel on her, obviously Sasha eliminated her at royal rumble and then in the women’s elimination match she will somehow get her eliminated again. And then we can only hope that triggers Bayley to turn so let’s see if the creative team have the same vision that I have. I’ve actually seen a couple of rumours that she actually wants to turn heel aswell.

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01 Feb 2018 21:54:05
Elimination chamber match I mean*.

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02 Feb 2018 11:46:39
Could be some sort of double heel turn Bayley and Cena going heel, Cena is certainly teasing it and acting odd too.

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02 Feb 2018 11:46:39
Could be some sort of double heel turn Bayley and Cena going heel, Cena is certainly teasing it and acting odd too.

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02 Feb 2018 14:46:06
I can't see Cena turning heel in the traditional sense, but if Cena is Cena and the Undertaker is the Dead man there is no question over who would get boo'd.

I suspect Sasha is going to be turned heel to work with Rousey or Aska at Mania.

I suspect she will be carrying the Raw title in to the showcase of the immortals to fight Aska, leaving Flair vs Rousey to be near the top of the card.

It would be a waste of two great matches to do the Authority vs RR&R tag match, but I won't be stunned if that did happen.

If you can get the Rock back for a WM match, then I think 1 on 1 with HHH is what we'd want to see, of course it would also be an amazing way for Roman Reigns to turn heel.

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04 Feb 2018 20:50:31
Would the Undertaker come back after all this time just to lose to Cena?
The only way I can see this happening is if he has a guarantee to get his revenge at Summerslam and then finally riding into the sunset.
I cannot see Mania without at least one McMahon being involved, but I suspect we will get 2.
They have just released a Shane DVD so I assume he is going nowhere and the Bryan/ KO/ Zayn story has to end some time.
I still believe there will be a confrontation of some sort between Steph and Rousey.
It is a shame that these story lines will dominate, but it is Mania and they will have to fill a million hours.

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05 Feb 2018 11:35:49
With a $1,000,000 minimum pay day I suspect the Undertaker would come back to work with Cena, I wouldn't be totally shocked if Cena was happy to do the favour for the Undertaker.

I suspect Taker going over Cena in his Wrestlemania retirement match would do wonders for John Cena's legacy within the business.

Beating Undertaker may impress a few ten year olds but when people talk about Taker's WM history they won't talk about Lesnar or Roman's wins, they'll talk about how great the matches with HBK and HHH were. Guys that made an old legend look great by losing achieved more than they ever could by winning.

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27 Jan 2018 11:32:45
Wouldn't be the same without predictions so here goes:
Rollins/ Jordan v The Bar
I would love to see Jordan get brogue kicked out of the ring. I hope the Bar win and set up a rivalry with the Revival.
Let Rollins go back to solo competition and Jordan complete his heel turn. Bar to win.
Best 2 out of 3.
I like Benjamin, but it did seem like a short term solution. Gable has potential to be a good solo act.
Usos to win. 2 - 0.
Styles v KO and Sami
I cannot see anything other than a Styles win but how it is achieved is the question. Will Shane interfere? Will Owens and Zayn wreck each others chances?
Styles to retain.
Universal championsship
Strowman has been built up so much, but I don't think he will win. He will probably out Lesnar through a table (again) and batter Kayne around, but I think Lensar will retain by covering Kayne, keeping Strowman strong as well.
Women's Rumble
Asuka seems to be odds on, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Jax eliminate her setting up a match between the 2 at Mania.
I am going for Lynch to win.
Mens's Rumble
I predicted Nakamura a while ago and I am sticking with this.
I really hope tgghey ddon't do something stupid and give it to Reigns or Cena.
Balor may well have a good showing, but I am sticking with Nakamura.

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27 Jan 2018 15:56:40
The Bar
Gable and Benjamin (because of the Uso's Drink Driving charge)
AJ
Lesnar
Asuka
Nakamura

Moving forward, Uso's to win tag titles back before Mania. Reigns to win number 1 contenders Elimination Chamber to set up Mania match with Lesnar. Rousey to debut but maybe not in the match. She could attack Charlotte or cost Becky Lynch to set up a mini feud with Lynch, to give her momentum to face Charlotte at Mania.

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31 Jan 2018 11:28:16
Looks like you guys were pretty bang on.

This is where it all starts getting serious for a few months.

Cant help but feel AJ vs Nakamura is going to be one of the better matches you're likely to see, but will it just open Mania and get 15 minutes?

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01 Feb 2018 20:56:09
Rumour has it that we will have Reigns/ Lesnar, Cena/ Undertaker and even The Rock and Rousey/ HHH and Steph. So yes, I imagine Styles/ Nakamura may well get overshadowed.

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25 Jan 2018 20:19:58
Enzo Amore. Not knowing the facts it is very hard to comment. But an ego that size nearly always implodes spectacularly.
In the current climate, the WWE had no choice but to act decisively and for once they have.

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26 Jan 2018 11:34:56
Basically since Cas got injured I have been totally uninterested in him, 205 Live hasn't taken off or improved since he joined, his exit hasn't really affected the product.

If he has done what is being suggested then he won't be getting his job back, and is likely to be spending a while in a steel cage.

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26 Jan 2018 20:38:25
Product declined when Neville left.

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27 Jan 2018 11:17:51
Got it in one poppa. WWE tried to turn the cruisers into The Enzo Show. Crash. And. Burn.

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31 Jan 2018 11:24:43
I see 205 Live has appointed Rockstar Spud as the new GM.

Its got to be said considering WWE have lost Neville, Austin Aries, and Enzo, can 205L be considered anything other than a total failure?

Nobody cares about the cruiserweight belt, and the division is yet to create a break out star?

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04 Feb 2018 20:55:08
If by any chance they do persuade Neville to return I cannot see him being happy with being stuck on 205L.
There is no doubt that there is talent in the cruisers, but there is no charisma which is the only reason Amore won the title
An absolute failure.

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05 Feb 2018 11:37:04
Neville needs to get himself on to Smackdown and in to matches with Sami, Owens, and AJ.

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23 Jan 2018 12:40:26
My son got me up at 5am, let the missus have a lie in, little did she know I was up and watching Raw 25.

No spoilers here, other than to say nobody came off as a big winner considering we are heading in to Wrestlemania season. The go home show for one of the Big 4 normally develops or hypes a match or two.

This was pure nostalgia.

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24 Jan 2018 11:48:26
I thought the Miz obviously getting a win over Roman to take back the IC title was good, especially as he appeared to outsmart him.

Elias got a great rub by planting John Cena, and getting an interaction with Jericho. Rare to see stars of that calibre allowing a newbie to get over on them.

Outside of that it was hard work to fathom why Bray and Matt Hardy's feud was apparently buried in a 5 minute clean finish match.

Why the Revival's return was derailed so aggressively by DX and the Balor Club, surly anyone could have taken that beating.

Then the final segment making Braun look strong again took away any doubt that Brock retains at the rumble by pinning Kane.

The Undertakers heavily promoted return wasn't really anything.

I was left pretty disappointed, but for all the little segments bringing back old favourites for 20 seconds of interaction.

Wasn't it odd that if you have Y2J (arguably the hottest thing in wrestling) you wouldn't send him out for the crowd?

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25 Jan 2018 20:17:19
As you said. It was pure nostalgia.
It was also a little too lose for comfort to the Rumble and any major surprises involving veteran wrestlers will be saved for then.
I must admit, I was also surprised the way the Revival were dealt with, but I am sure they will come back.
In a way it is a bit like a previous thread. It involved wrestlers not seen for a long time and they are never going to turn up and lose so it really didn't happen.

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15 Jan 2018 19:11:11
I am going to be gutted if Paige announces her retirement tonight 😢.

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15 Jan 2018 21:39:15
The Lillian Garcia podcast has a really candid interview with her from just before Christmas. Well worth a listen.

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16 Jan 2018 14:23:28
It certainly seems like she isn't ready to call it a day, and in your early 20's why would you.

I have recently seen the footage of the incident that reinjured her neck and it looks so basic.

Sasha Banks basically put her boot through the back of her neck and she obviously didn't see it coming and whiplashed Paige's neck back.

On a house show no less. What an unfortunate way to start the year.

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16 Jan 2018 17:03:26
Yeah I’ve listened to that podcast, was so sad in parts, didn’t realise how much she’s been thru in her life so to overcome that, comeback to that pop from the crowd (let’s be honest most male wrestlers would kill for the reaction Paige gets) then to feel she’s back only to have retirement as a possibility must be devastating.
So I really hope she can come back cz as you say she’s only 25 is a legend already and tbf as much as haters will bring up the leaks she deserves this next part of her career, she’s been thru enough I’d say, here’s hoping we see her soon, she’s just tweeted 2018 is going to be her year and I’m right behind her.

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17 Jan 2018 11:07:48
I think she shows enough personality to stay around, but a wrestler who can't wrestle is sort of on to a losing battle.

It'll be a shame if she has to call it a day, but worse if she ends up in a wheelchair because she ignored medical advice.

Sometimes you can accept a 50 year old that can't just stop, but at 25 with so much life to live, just go and do something else.

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17 Jan 2018 17:35:45
Have her be the manager for Absolution until she is fit again (if she recovers) Hopefully she will he back ASAP.

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23 Jan 2018 12:37:56
I think that's how it will go.

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13 Jan 2018 20:40:00
Just read that sexual chocolate mark Henry has retired from in ring action.

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15 Jan 2018 10:11:04
I would have like to have seen one more run. I just set up in my WWE 2K18 universe mode a stable with Henry leading the hall of pain With the Authors of pain. It could have been a great dominant heel stable.

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15 Jan 2018 10:13:20
That's what he wants you to think.

"He got plenty left in the tank"

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12 Jan 2018 22:52:43
Reports are coming through that Paige has been told to retire, if this is true it is very sad news she was a great talent in ring and on the mic.

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13 Jan 2018 11:05:02
Yeah I've seen that as well. Terrible news for her, hopefully she will be given a managers role or something like that.

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13 Jan 2018 12:53:16
I am not the greatest fan of women's wrestling, but I do feel for her. Apparently it is the same sort of injury that forced Edge to retire.
She has been through a terrible year, granted a lot of it self-inflicted, but it finally looked like all that was behind her.
I hope they continue to give her a role in WWE as wrestling is so obviously important to her.

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15 Jan 2018 10:14:54
Cant help but feel sorry for her on what's been a real crappy period in her life.

This is probably why the WWE don't normally hand the keys to the kingdom to teenagers.

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11 Jan 2018 19:32:49
Total dream booking but I would love this to happen and it's not beyond the realms of possibility. It looks like it will be a Smackdown guy winning the rumble. The only two options really are Nakamura or Cena. I dint th8nk they've built Nakamura up enough yet and we've seen AJ. v Cena a few times already. With the way the storyline is going with Shane, Daniel. Bryan, Aj, Owens and Zayn they could end up with Bryan stacking the odds against AJ so much that Shane ends up sacking Daniel Bryan on the go home Smackdown before RR. Then, as. long as he's ok and fit, have Bryan come in at 30 and win the Rumble to face AJ. Bryan has said he will wrestle again in 2018 (whether that's for WWE or somewhere else) I think WWE would be mad to let him go if he's fit enough to wrestle. Bryan v AJ would be amazing and it coukd set up future. matches between: Bryan, AJ, Owens, Zayn, Nakamura, Bobby Rood etc)
Probably fantasy booking but it would be awesome IMO. Prob end up being Cena v AJ.

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11 Jan 2018 20:13:53
I do enjoy trying to predict the surprise entrants to the Rumble.
Bryan is not a bad shout. I have heard a whisper that Wade Barrett may make an appearance. Will Taker appear and eliminate Cena, setting up their Mania match? War Machine and Ricochet are rumoured to be heading to WWE. HHH has been popping up now and then, but my main prediction is Mysterio.

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12 Jan 2018 10:10:43
That Bryan shout is great.

I was beginning to think we were sliding gradually to Shane vs Bryan at Mania, which would be a massive anti-climax for me, but the sort of level of event they seem to insist Shane gets at mania.

The only disappointing thing about AJ vs Bryan would be I feel like the Miz has put in all the ground work, and if Bryan is doing Mania that's his opponent.

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12 Jan 2018 10:16:49
Wade Barrett has teased himself for the rumble on Twitter, so I can't help but think he's joking, surly he'd keep it under his hat if he was really going in.

Rey may show up, he is due a HOF induction at some point.

I personally like it when somebody who wasn't so popular or is really old show up.

LOD Animal or Vladimir Koslov just for the Lol's.

I'd expect some weird appearances on Raw 25.

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12 Jan 2018 11:59:34
Really unsure about Cena i've seen rumours flying around that Undertaker isn't retired and will be facing Cena at WM.

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13 Jan 2018 11:20:26
I've seen the rumours for Taker v Cena. I think this would be a likely and decent top end of the card:

Reigns v Lesnar Universal Title (its happening)

AJ v Bryan WWE Title (this is the fantasy bit lol)

Cena v Taker (this will be good but shoukd have happened while the steak was going)

HHH v Angle (I'm not fussed about this but I can see it happening and will prob be decent)

Rest of the card could be:

The Bar v Jordan and Rollins v The Revival v The Club RAW Tag titles

Usos v Bludgeon Brothers Smackdown tag titles

Bliss v Asuka Raw women's title

Charlotte v Ronda Rousey Smackdown women's title

Roode v Jinder Mahal US Title

Balor v Miz IC Title

Nakamura v Orton

Strowman v Samoa Joe

That's a lot of matches! But 3 of these would be pre show and the main show will be 4-5 hours long.

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13 Jan 2018 11:46:10
I should add Wyatt v Woken Matt to that card. I accidentally DELETED it!

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13 Jan 2018 12:54:38
Nice one. I refuse to say lol as I am too old.

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14 Jan 2018 21:46:55
I think they are going to go for AJ V Nakamura for the wwe title.

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04 Jan 2018 19:35:10
Got to say after watching Jericho vs Omega. Jericho is undoubtedly one of the greatest of all time. His heel work throughout the match was phenomenal. Easily in the top 5 best ever for me.

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05 Jan 2018 10:32:40
Jericho is having some incredible years, I think he has been a true freak, a cruiserweight, that got a proper education on the indys, worked in Japan, Mexico, ECW, WCW, and WWE, and kept himself fit, or in many ways in better shape than his "prime years".

Nobody else has survived from that period with his body of work, maybe HHH, but I doubt the games ability to put on a match of the level we've seen from Jericho consistently in the last 18 months.

Jericho has been able to knit all this in with his music, so that he has earned a fortune and finds himself in a situation of being able to do what he likes.

There is probably more to come. Y2J now has young rivals in the two biggest companies in the world, so who knows where his next match will be?

I won't be surprised to see him at Mania.

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05 Jan 2018 14:09:01
A point I missed is that he came up in the era where the WWE didn't bury you for being a cruiserweight. I'd expect to see more guys last longer as time goes on, because a 6 foot 230lb guy doesn't wear his joints like those 6'7 320lb beasts that were the standard in the 80's and 90's.

I think top stars are factoring a part time contract in before they accept retirement these days.

Kane, Taker, Show, HHH, Cena, Shane, all sound like they are going to have more matches.

Batista, Bryan, Goldberg, Lesnar, Rob Van Dam, maybe even Rey may still have "legends runs"

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05 Jan 2018 21:22:39
I do enjoy watching Jericho and he is definitely an all time great. But he would not make my top 5. Top work against Omega though.
I know it is all subjective and mine will probably not be agreed by anyone, some of them never actually won the big prize, but for pure enjoyment my 5 are:
5. Ricky Steamboat, 4. Edge, 3. Shawn Michaels, 2. Taker and 1, the much missed and never replaced Rick Rude.

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05 Jan 2018 21:22:39
I do enjoy watching Jericho and he is definitely an all time great. But he would not make my top 5. Top work against Omega though.
I know it is all subjective and mine will probably not be agreed by anyone, some of them never actually won the big prize, but for pure enjoyment my 5 are:
5. Ricky Steamboat, 4. Edge, 3. Shawn Michaels, 2. Taker and 1, the much missed and never replaced Rick Rude.

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06 Jan 2018 12:14:28
Great shout on Rick Rude there Coys, always been a fan of his. Anyone who can carry Warrior to two good matches has to be an all time great.
My top 5 which does change depending on mood is currently this.
5-Taker. 4-Jericho. 3-Ric Flair. 2-Macho Man. 1-Bret Hart.

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08 Jan 2018 10:06:10
My top 5 can change like the wind, some days I like big events over worked matches, then others I am all about star power and promo.

How do you compare Kane to Ric Flair?

My top ten could easily be turned on its head and still be decent. lolz.

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24 Dec 2017 22:08:01
Hope everyone on the site has a really good Christmas and a fantastic New Year.
Looking forward to some good chat on the Rumble and Mania.

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27 Dec 2017 12:41:18
Up the Grappling.

Hope you all had a great Christmas we can all look forward to a cracking 2018.

By the way my buddy has just booked me in to the Walkabout Cardiff for Wrestlemania/ Attack Pro Wrestling if anyone is up for the granddaddy of em all.

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29 Dec 2017 17:32:38
Happy New Years boys.

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21 Dec 2017 14:59:07
Who we all fancying for the royal rumble or who we think will win it? I wouldn't mind Seth Rollins winning it now that Dean Ambrose is out for a while, but it will most probably be Roman Reigns if they're having him face Brock Lesner at WM or unless they have a smackdown star win it once again to most likely face AJ Styles at WM.

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22 Dec 2017 12:35:55
It'll be a Smackdown guy to chase AJ, and they will use something else to set up Brock vs Roman.

Though it will be amazing if they do something else and shock the fans.

A different Raw superstar winning it and going after Brock would be a major surprise.

Vince needs to recognise if he has Mania go off air with Roman Champ after pinning Brock it'll be like when Roman won the Rumble and he stood their with trash flying and people booing.

Mania is a smart crowd, you can't just feed them a heroic Reign's win.

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22 Dec 2017 13:37:06
i think Reigns wins mens rumble to set up his match with Lesnar and Rhonda wins the womens.

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22 Dec 2017 20:38:39
Reigns is the most obvious choice, but I have a sneaky feeling it will be Nakamura to set up a match with AJ at Mania.
It's actually hard to see who else could would give Styles a credible match for the greatest stage of all.
The Jinder feud is getting old, Orton doesn't excite like he used to, and Owens will probably still be embroiled with the Zayn/ Bryan/ Shane story.
Nobody else is a big enough name unless they do something really stupid and give it to Cena, but Cena seems to be heading for the Red Side.
Personally I would love to see Cesaro win the Rumble. I can't remember the last bad match I saw him in, but that is just wishful thinking.

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27 Dec 2017 12:39:24
I have recently decided that Big E is my big favourite, and has the physical attributes to have a great Rumble even if he doesn't win it.

Would love to see him come in early and sling 8 or 9 out.

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28 Dec 2017 20:18:47
They will definitely give Big E a run next year. The Rumble might be a bit too soon.
I wonder if Big Cass may be a surprise entry in the Rumble and a feud between the 2 could do them both good.

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05 Jan 2018 14:11:58
I think Big E is due a singles title, it would be nice to see the New Day be tag champs and US champ at once. A stable needs that sort of dominant run before people take it seriously.

Plus I was having the chat with a friend, who is the WWE's top black star?

Its odd that no black guy is in the main event picture on either show.

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05 Jan 2018 21:34:53
I wouldn't be too surprised to see Big E eventually turn on his tag partners and go solo. He could easily hold his own against all the other big men on the roster.
The New Day have had a great run for far longer than I thought they would. There is a slight feeling that they are now a bit stale and the act is slowly sinking.
Having said that, they are still popular and are still pushing merchandise and the WWE will want to milk this for as long as they can.
Maybe Summerslam time will see the end of the New Day.
As for the top black star that probably is Big E, though I think the most talented is Benjamin.

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12 Dec 2017 20:30:52
This Friday BT Sports 2 at 10pm. ESPN's documentary on Rick Flair 'Nature Boy'.
Supposed to be a brilliant warts and all programme. Even had a write up in the Telegraph's Sports paper on Monday.
I'll be glued.

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22 Dec 2017 12:36:18
Good watch.

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22 Dec 2017 20:29:16
After all my good intentions, I ended up drunk as a skunk in a boozer in Dalston. Ho hum. Sometimes the best intentions.

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07 Dec 2017 20:12:02
It is officially the end of an era.
Jim Johnston, composer of some of the greatest entry music of all time has parted ways with WWE.
Far too many iconic memories, Stone Cold, Rock, HHH, Orton and the incomparable Undertaker entrance.
Surely the Hall of Fame must wait for him.

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08 Dec 2017 13:04:10
I have always said to friends that a HOF spot is reserved for him. His music makes the wrestlers entrance. I think they may live to regret him leaving.

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11 Dec 2017 12:11:34
He has done some great ones.

They seem to be being done by CFO$ and maybe its because I'm old now, but they really don't seem as iconic.

Just a beat with a catchphrase.

Jimmy Hart has done a bunch of world class ones as well.

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06 Dec 2017 10:47:55
Well we've got our fantasy feud just started which is of course Bray Wyatt and Awoken Matt Hardy.

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07 Dec 2017 20:40:31
If they do this properly and let the Awoken One do his thing, it could be fun. If the WWE insist on controlling what happens it will be a disaster.

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11 Dec 2017 12:13:18
It took me a while to warm up to the idea of Broken Matt, but ended up loving the characters like his gardener and King Maxel.

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02 Dec 2017 19:09:25
What ever happened to real big bear this site not been the same without him.

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04 Dec 2017 11:36:55
Quite a few regular posters seem to have lost interest and I can't really blame them. There seems to be a lot of apathy in what is happening at the moment.
Nothing really stands out and grabs you like it used to.
We have the same matches over and over again. We have the same names being pushed. We don't really have any new faces despite the women's recent carbon copy of the Nexus. We have poor storylines. We have an absent champion and piss poor commentators.
Something needs to change and then maybe the likes of bear will be back. I hope so as I usually enjoyed his comments.

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05 Dec 2017 19:57:45
Fair points raised there. Let's hope the new year brings a change of direction and some great matches.

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11 Dec 2017 12:16:03
I try and comment on every post, but there isn't much to discuss in WWE these days.

Still business normally picks up as we approach Wrestlemania.

That said they have basically been saying its going to be Roman vs Lesnar for 18 months now, it'll be interesting to see how they can do it without Brock being the accidental face.

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23 Nov 2017 13:02:07
anyone see the video of hhh after strowman attacked him at survivor series?

oversell at it's finest lol.

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27 Nov 2017 11:02:53
I thought that was quite funny, but its a very small detail for how much coverage its getting.

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20 Nov 2017 12:23:49
first ppv in a while which I have enjoyed from start to finish.

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20 Nov 2017 20:28:28
Me too. Excellent PPV. Only slight gripe I have got is with the early elimination of Roode, Nakamura, Balor and Joe. Did Angle, HHH, Cena and Orton really need a boost? Mind you, right result with Strowman las man standing tall.
I know the Shield/ New Day will get all the plaudits, but I thought Lesnar/ Styles was the match of the night. Lesnar seems to be as good as his opponent and Styles brought the best out of him.

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21 Nov 2017 12:50:36
I'm wondering if we're going to have Triple h v Strowman at the rumble and angle v triple h at WM.

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27 Nov 2017 11:00:42
Enjoyed SS, though I did think it was a great opportunity to boost certain people, only for the standard guys to go over.

Would have loved to have seen the New Day get the win, the Shield are not elevated by beating them, nor would they have been hurt by losing, but the New Day could have been cemented as top guys. I still see Big E as a guy that could be pushed to the very top of the card as a comedy face, if he got serious when the bell rings (I am thinking DX HHH)

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19 Nov 2017 18:54:20
Just watched war games and all I'm going to say is outstanding from start to finish nxt is better than the main roster hands down.

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18 Nov 2017 10:53:39
I am looking forward to Survivor Series as for the first time in a while, there are a number of matches that are genuinely 50-50.
Amore/ Kalisto isn't one and Amore will retain.
Miz/ Corbin. This could go either way, but Corbin needs it more so I will go for him. Miz can always carry a loss.
Women's series - RAW with Asuka tapping out Lynch to win.
The Bar/ Usos. This could be a corker. I will just go for The Bar.
Bliss/ Flair - Flair to win and to start building her up to face Rousey at Mania.
Survivor Series - lots of possibilities here. Will Owen and Zayn screw Shane? Will Jordan get revenge on HHH or Kane attack Strowman? Will Angle and HHH be able to get on? I am just going for RAW here.
Shield/ New Day. A Shield win. It's too early for the break up to start.
Lesnar/ Styles. Lesnar to win. Only alternative I can see is a Styles win by disqualification if Mahal gets involved.
I also wouldn't be surprised if none of my predictions are right.
Like I said, looking forward to this one.

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02 Nov 2017 14:06:32
HHH joining the Shield on a show in Glasgow?
That is just wrong. He was responsible for Rollins breaking up the Shield last time and how did Rollins actually earned his Kingslayer monicker?
I know that they are waiting for Reigns to come back, and I know the WWE don't mind re-writing history but this is a step too far.
On another note, Kane, Angle and now HHH returning shows a lack of new superstars. WWE creative must push new talent. Relying on nostalgia is just lazy.

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03 Nov 2017 10:04:46
It wasn't on telly so didn't happen the fans loved it so was a good thing. you need the big names coming back imo build them back up to get beat of the future it's a long term plan look at how well it worked for y2j coming and going.

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03 Nov 2017 11:20:39
Jericho is 46. HHH is 48. Kane is 50. Angle is 48. Goldberg is 50. Even someone like Matt Hardy is 43 and he is really showing his age and has slowed right down due to a hard life and career.
These were all great wrestlers at their best, but not now.
What is the point of having Kane destroy Balor, Ambrose and Rollins when we know that he will be fed to Strowman and then Kane will disappear again.
The current plot line with Mickie James is her fighting to show she is not too old and she is still in her 30's. All the nostalgia stars are far older than her.
They are being rolled out for cheap cheers and nothing less.
I have no interest in watching masters wrestling.

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03 Nov 2017 12:05:49
It's a house show, Trips was covering for reigns.
WWE never acknowledge house shows. I actually thought it was a good thing as fans went home happy!

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03 Nov 2017 14:10:23
The headline on today's WWE homepage is 'The Shield recruit HHH in Glasgow' so the are acknowledging it.
I know I am going on about this and apologies for it. I know HHH was filling in for Reigns. I also am glad that the fans went home happy, but how long can they keep dragging the old names out and what are they going to do when they can't do it anymore?
I dare say Cena and Orton will be able to do this in a few years for more of the same old same old, but wouldn't it be refreshing if they didn't have to?

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04 Nov 2017 01:19:45
I do get what you're saying about the older guys. Especially with the younger talent, I think that's all on Vince and Dunn. If you look at trips he's all about investing in the future, Vince seems to be sacking the future off.

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06 Nov 2017 09:50:54
I think in the UK shows someone like Balor joining up for a match or 2 in front of the home crowd would have been great. I think sometimes Triple H likes to boost his own ego by putting himself in these big matches. A bit like him Vs Sting in Sting's first match in WWE when we all know it should have been Taker.

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06 Nov 2017 11:17:54
I tend to agree that if it didn't happen on TV it didn't happen.

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07 Nov 2017 16:35:23
The if it didn't happen on TV it didn't happen is a lot harder to argue these days as everything is filmed and reported by someone.
If it didn't happen on TV then Styles never defeated Owens for the US title in July at MSG.

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27 Nov 2017 11:01:58
They did show it on TV, the next night. They didn't mention the HHH appearance.

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31 Oct 2017 19:51:40
Rumour has it that Shane will announce that he will be a member of the 5 man Smackdown team. I dare say he will be alongside Orton, Nakamura, Roode and Styles.
This will open the door to Angle being a part of Team Raw now that McMahon has made it 'personal'.
I reckon the other RAW members will be Reigns (if he has recovered) Balor, Joe and Strowman.
I am not going to go on about Shane again as I have done so a few times in the past, but does this mean that Owens and Zayn will get involved somehow and cost Smackdown pissing Shane off even more?

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29 Oct 2017 23:50:19
Emma, summer-Rae and Darren Young released from wwe.
Meh :/.

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30 Oct 2017 10:42:08
I'm honestly gutted for Emma, I thought she put on a great show with Auska.

Summer and Darren have been hanging on for a while.

If I am honest I thought Summer went a while back.

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30 Oct 2017 13:47:35
Yet Fox stays.
Makes no sense.

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30 Oct 2017 20:25:04
I am not the biggest fan of women's wrestling but why let Emma win big before losing to Asuka?

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31 Oct 2017 13:03:33
they have made a mistake letting Emma go I think. The other 2 had too many injuries.

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31 Oct 2017 17:46:57
I figured they would always keep DY around for stuff like the 'Be a Star'.

Summer was never going to do anything as a wrestler, but I always thought she would make a good manager.

Emma became another sad example of the incompetence/ idiocy of booking/ creative.

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01 Nov 2017 13:02:57
I read that during the whole build up to emmalina, she wasn't too committed to it. But yep badly booked.

It's a shame they don't have managers/ valets anymore as Summer would have been great in that role.

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