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26 Jul 2016 18:50:40
Since they decided to name the new World title, the WWWE Universal Championship. Anyone want to take a stab at what they'll call the new Tag and Womens Titles?

WWE Intergalactic Tag Team Championship?
Womens Multiverse Championship?

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26 Jul 2016 15:03:36
i have never looked to a ppv for a long time but summerslam I think will be for worth paying for, just for the rollins vs balor match. IMO this could be match of the year or a strong contender for it.
plus orton and lesnar should be great to

the only problem I have with wwe right now the draft picks that broke up the club and the wyatt family
i think there should always be 2 or 3 top factions around because you can get some good feuds

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26 Jul 2016 15:54:40
I thought raw was the best it's been for years.

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26 Jul 2016 16:47:10
I really enjoyed RAW as well. With all of the changes they made, I can't wait to see what Smackdown does.

They can do Balor Club on RAW and the Wyatt Family could return on Smackdown if Harper goes there.

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25 Jul 2016 22:48:27
Chuffed for ambrose, think it means more for smackdown to have that title. Not happyhow strong reigns was made to look. Kicking out of the pedigree was a bit much.

I'm guessing Steph will say raw needs a title so brings back the WHC with Rollins reigns Owens and zayn in a fatal fourway.

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26 Jul 2016 00:28:41
In the Smackdown kingdom, he's the White Knight that slayed dragons and brought back the grandest prize in all the lands. Now celebrated by his harshest critics and even the kin of one of the slayed dragons. No longer just a master of titties but also an entire universe. LONG LIVE THE DUDE!

I'd be mad that Reigns kicked out of the Pedigree if it was anything close to a shock that it happened. With all the things Rollins is capable of doing, I hope it leads to him getting a new finisher.

With Reigns, as long as they're done with him being 'The Guy. ' I'll probably be okay with him. Evenmoreso if he's downgraded to Batista jr.

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26 Jul 2016 00:44:43
I'm chuffed for Ambrose as well. Definitely the right decision to have the WWE belt on Smackdown, and JBL did his only good bit off commentary in ages when he actually put over the fact the WWE title was only on Smackdown. Smackdown needs the title more and it will be interesting to see what they do going forward. My guess is Ambrose v Wyatt for WWE title at Summerslam. I agree it was annoying how strong they made Roman look. I reckon Steph will bring back the big gold belt but I think it will just be Reigns v Rollins. My guess for Summerslam cars, I'm guessing they go 4 hours:
Ambrose v Wyatt (WWE title)
Reigns v Rollins WHC title
Cena v AJ
Brock v Orton
Owens v Zayn (loser leaves Raw)
Sasha v Charlotte WWE Women's title
New Day v Enzo and Cass WWE titles
American Alpha v Breezango v USO's (New Tag titles)
Becky v Natalia (New women's title, or bring back Divas belt)
Ruaev v Darren Young US title
Miz v Cesaro IC totle

That's quite a few matches even for four hours so a few of these will
get bumped to the pre show. I think that's a pretty good card, Even the undercard is pretty strong. I wouldn't pick Darren Young but they seem to be giving him a bit of a push. Other that that though I think that's quite a likely card (including pre show) and I'd be happy with that.

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26 Jul 2016 13:49:21
Don't think your far of that, maybe swap darren young for reigns.

but this is why I am happy for the draft as now at each ppv a match should mean something rather than four random stars in a tag match.

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26 Jul 2016 14:02:43
I haven't seen all if RAW yet but I've seen the opening segment. If Reigns doesn't win that number 1 contender tournament then my money is on Balor winning. So I'd change my card to Rollins v Balor for WWE Universal Title (what a stupid name! ) and Reigns v Rusev for US title. That makes the card even better so hopefully I'm right!

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26 Jul 2016 14:42:21
From battle ground think it will be rusev vs mojo rawley.

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25 Jul 2016 20:39:22
What Orton said last night was bs how many wellness tests has he failed hypocrit lol.

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25 Jul 2016 21:32:30
I'm pretty sure Orton's suspensions were both for Marijuana. Which if he were to test positive for now, would only result in a fine and not a suspension.

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25 Jul 2016 22:20:43
Yea not sure Orton tested for peds
And certainly didn't need an estrogen blocker. just saying.

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26 Jul 2016 14:44:57
Still failed drug tests though doesn't matter what it was as you can argue that it was performance enhancing. I think they should be allowed drugs in wwe to be honest it's scripted so your not actually cheating anyone.

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26 Jul 2016 16:31:17
The Wellness Policy exists because of health and puplic image. Wrestlers were dropping dead in their 40's and by the time Eddie died, they couldn't ignore it anymore.

The stuff Lesnar took can lead to heart failure. What Orton did leads to munchies and cartoon watching.

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25 Jul 2016 19:34:39
Well, what the hell do I know? My 'the title is guaranteed to go to RAW and The New Day is the other certain result' are right up there with my Leicester to get relegated and Brexit didn't have a snowballs.
I now proudly predict Big Sam to lead England to World Cup glory.

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25 Jul 2016 22:21:38
Kindly say I'm not going good to win the lottery this weekend please.

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26 Jul 2016 18:35:30
It's been a glorious 5 weeks or so. The one constant changed and things have been pretty unpredictable. Hopefully they keep it up. If nothing else, treat Reigns like he got suspended at least 2-3 times a year.

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25 Jul 2016 18:49:04
Does anyone remember how they used to build monster heels like strowman they could do what they used to do with Kate have him go on a tear through every match making him unstable lose cannon type.

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25 Jul 2016 20:14:35
Kane that should have said not Kate.

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25 Jul 2016 20:53:41
Getting a monster over nowadays, usually requires you to out monster other monsters. Just running over people doesn't do much. Right now that means being/ looking stronger than the Big Show and/ or more athletic and wellrounded than Kane.

For Strowman. Whether or not he becomes a big deal, will depend on how good they can make him look against the Big Show. If he can get Show up in the Torture Rack fairly easy (Which I feel is the perfect finisher for him. ), they'd be more than halfway there.

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26 Jul 2016 10:25:41
I think him doing a military press then doing a count like the cesaro swing on big show would be a holy shoot moment lol.

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26 Jul 2016 16:50:40
The "Reverse Chokeslam" definitely isn't going to get him anywhere.

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24 Jul 2016 22:30:39
Hey, we want some Bayley!

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25 Jul 2016 07:17:42
Was great to see her could just be a one off tho.

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25 Jul 2016 11:56:45
I can't remember a more over female tag team pairing.

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25 Jul 2016 16:54:18
They mentioned that it was a one-off. She's facing Asuka at 'Back 2 Brooklyn. ' With NXT taped up to TakeOver, I'm guessing the next month-ish will be kind of like a NXT live event farewell tour for her.

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24 Jul 2016 10:11:51
Did anybody get the chance to see you prince puma vs rey mysterio from lucha this week?

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24 Jul 2016 15:28:23
No yet mate is it worth watching.

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24 Jul 2016 18:28:35
Aye mate rey has still got it and ricochet is defo something else what a talent.

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24 Jul 2016 22:39:56
Lucha was quality materials 👌.

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23 Jul 2016 11:01:46
What are people's predictions for Battleground, and the picture moving forward post Battleground?

Becky v Natalia - Becky wins goes on to be dace of Women's division on Smackdown and their first Women's champ
Sasha and Partner v Charlotte and Danaerys - Paige or Niamey Jan to be partner. Sasha and partner to win. Sasha and partner have number 1 contender match on next Raw and Sasha goes. on to beat Charlotte at Summerslam.
Rusec v Ryder - Rusev to win,
Miz v Darren Young - Miz to win, Maryse to slap Backlund for distraction
Cena, England and C v AJ and Club - Cena and English and C win. Cena and AJ to have a not her match at Summerslam send AJ to win.
Wyatts v New Day - Tough one to call. I'd have the Wyatts win to give Bray momentum but I'm going with New Day.
Owens v Zayn - Owens to win by shenanigans, ref gets knocked out or eye poke etc. Rematch at Summerslam in a loser leaves RAW match.
Sheila Triple Threat - This is tough as well, I think they want the WWE title. on RAW but I think Smackdown needs it more. I say Ambrose retains but it will be contentious. RAW have a tournament or series of matches to decide who will compete for Big Gold Belt WHC at Summerslam. Reigns and Rollins win and go on to face each other at Summerslam. Reigns wins at Summerslam in a double turn match.

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23 Jul 2016 13:20:00
Sodding Auto correct on my phone! Lol.

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23 Jul 2016 17:10:11
Wyatt vs new day to end in a no contest, new day to drop the belts at summerslam possibly to enzo and class.

Can't see wyatts winning, especially with them being split in the draft.

I can see Rollins playing the 'architect' role in this one, getting reigns on side saying the title needs to be on raw Turning it into a 2 on 1. Rollins to pin reigns for the title. Then a tournament on smackdown for the WHC, we will definitely get two belts. Hope I'm wrong though.

Think Darren Young may steal the win, only to lose it within a month.

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23 Jul 2016 17:49:01
They would never have reigns turn on Ambrose to team with rollins though, I think elimination chamber will happen at summerslam for new title.

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23 Jul 2016 18:05:12
Breezango, Natalya, Sasha and I'll say Summer, Wyatts, "U Can't" Trio, Miz, Rusev, Owens, Ambrose. I'll guess that Natalya gets help from someone. They do the loser leaves RAW for Owens vs Zayn at BG. The IC and U. S. get retained with help from unlikely people from their own brand. Cesaro helps Ambrose retain as an FU to RAW.

To go along with Lesnar vs Orton as top matches at SummerSlam I'll guess
Ambrose vs Cena for the WWE title.
Rollins vs Reigns vs Owens vs Balor for the World title.
E&BC vs G&A vs New Day for the tag titles.
Styles vs Wyatt.
Sasha vs Charlotte for the Womens title.

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23 Jul 2016 18:12:27
If reigns doesn't go heel after failing his drug test he never will. I also think being on different brands should have the ability to spoil friendships.

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24 Jul 2016 11:50:54
Turning on a baby face as over as Ambrose won't help them with getting the fans on side whether on same brand or not.

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24 Jul 2016 21:25:34
Ambrose to pin reigns to keep belt on smackdown for me if there trying to get smackdown live working well they need this Win for me.

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23 Jul 2016 01:03:52
Love to here people's thoughts on here about hhh. Great wrestler one of the best ever imo. But his burying of legends like jericho and angle and others and the racist attack on booker t and the sligh remarks to angle about getting beat by bookers wife make him a little lower in my eyes. Would he be as good if he didn't marry step. I highly doubt it

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23 Jul 2016 09:09:59
I think he is very good and in the past I have underrated him. However there is no doubt whatsoever that his marrying of a Mcmahon helped him be a bigger star than he ever would have been. Jim Cornette put it nicely when he said "he was the guy who worked with the guy who drew the money". He also got there through circumstance with injuries but if you look at his time in WWE he was only ever the top guy for a short period of time, due to injuries and people leaving.

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23 Jul 2016 11:15:37
He's definitely a great in ring performer in his own right and IMO is up there in the top 10 or 20 of all time. However, I think marrying Steph and being a politician backstage have definitely helped his career somewhat (although I'd say it helped him more in his post in ring career than it did in his actually in ring career, and I'd also add that him and Steph do seem to genuinely love each other)

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23 Jul 2016 11:37:57
I agree with Bear on HHH. You have to respect his longevity, but he has won far more than his talent has deserved, the McMahon connection has certainly helped.
The Max Landis brilliant 'Wrestling Isn't Real' sums HHH up perfectly. Never really on the same level as the very best but somehow the title kept coming back to him.
HHH was always at his best when he was in a team, be it DX, The Authority and especially with Evolution.
His career was built on how he looked more than his in ring talent.
I don't dislike him, but he is just not as good as his record shows him to be.

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23 Jul 2016 14:05:43
has there been a better heel than him in his fueds with benoit and Shawn Michael's? absolute great performer.

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23 Jul 2016 23:58:16
I view him as great for longevity and a few heel turns. Other than that he would not have been in my list of top ten. The kliq helped him hugely he would have proberly been relesed had it not been for them. Best thing he ever Done was put over benoit. He ruined goldberg.

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24 Jul 2016 21:27:10
A was always a big hhh fan he played the heel role so well.

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25 Jul 2016 10:22:12
One of my big favourites, as a character over 20+ years he has been awesome, and truth be told he may only be an 8/ 10 in the ring, but all things in I think he has to be considered right up there.

His relationship with Vince is probably as if not more important as his relationship with Steph.

He is the Son Vince wished he had (no offence, Shane)

Proven time and again that you can hand him the top spot and he will deliver a solid product.

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25 Jul 2016 18:47:34
I think HHH's relationship with Steph allowed him to keep the title longer during several reigns, but it didn't help the amount of reigns. He became a main eventer before he started dating Steph and half of his title reigns happened before they were married.

He'll likely have at least 3 more WM matches and some others in between, so his legacy as a wrestler isn't completely done yet. As a wrestler I think his work as a whole has been a positive to the business, but he could really solidify greatness with what he does the next few years.

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23 Jul 2016 01:03:52
Love to here people's thoughts on here about hhh. Great wrestler one of the best ever imo. But his burying of legends like jericho and angle and others and the racist attack on booker t and the sligh remarks to angle about getting beat by bookers wife make him a little lower in my eyes. Would he be as good if he didn't marry step. I highly doubt it

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21 Jul 2016 00:05:18
What were people's thoughts on the draft? There were one or two questionable decisions but I think they got it mostly right. Ambrose, AJ, Cena and Orton on Smackdown were all good choices. For me the big surprises were splitting up the Wyatts and splitting up the club so soon (although I expect Balor to be the new leader)
Other surprises were all the mid careers goingto Raw (Cesaro, Owens, Zayn Balor) although I expect Owens and Zaubs rivalry to continue on until Summerslam and for them to have a "Lower Leaves Raw" match. I'd have Owens win the next match but with shenanigans but then have Zayn win at Summerslam. You could even make it a 2 out of 3 falls match to end the feud and have Owens get DQ' d for one fall so he doesn't look too weak losing.

The Smackdown women's roster is looking a bit weak as well. I think Dier Bryan has gone for the eye candy (Alexa, Carmella, Eva Marie) I thought they'd get Paige.

I think they'll go with these rosters for 3-6 months but then Smackdown might need a few call ups. All I all it could be good.

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21 Jul 2016 03:18:54
What I was most disappointed about nobody new. How on earth is Raw going to go 3 hours with half the roster? They couldn't keep it interesting enough to watch for the whole 3 hours with all of the roster! The cena and enzo and cass with the new day stuff that happened on raw went on way too long.

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21 Jul 2016 10:01:09
I would debate that Clarkk, You need about 12 guys and some jobbers to run a three hour show.

The best episodes of Raw have always heavily featured one or two individuals and a story that gets featured at least once every 45 minutes.

You now hopefully won't have to have 30 guys featured to keep the audience happy, just make the show count for a few.

If you only need to think of one 5 minute segment for the New Day per week, I'd hope it would seem fresher than if you have to make two.

Or better still, give them 2 minutes at the start, two minutes in the middle, then have them come out for 10 minutes at the end to deliver the punch line.

More time less stars should deliver quality.

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21 Jul 2016 16:06:21
I agree Bessex. I think having less wrestlers will give them more time to build mid card Feuds especially if they are also having separate ppvs again. When Raw had everyone to pick from it just seemed to make random matches just to fit people in but they hopefully we can see better longer matches that have a point rather than just getting someone in a 3 minute match just to give them air time.

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21 Jul 2016 16:13:46
I think the women's rosters are a little one sided too. I think I would have just swapped Eva Marie and Sasha Banks. Sasha was so desperate to be on Smackdown to emulate Eddie and Eva could then continue being a mouth piece while Nia backs her up. I though that Carmella should be on the same shows as Enzo and Cass as well. They have the same gimmick so why not team them up.

The Wyatts splitting makes little sense to me. I think Braun will really struggle on his own. It won't really affect Bray at all though. I wonder if Rowan will stock with Bray or if he will go off on his own now too.

With the talent at the top end of NXT and a big group of high profile signings due very soon it wouldn't surprise me if Bryan or Foley fighting for the next big graduate signings very soon.

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21 Jul 2016 20:30:39
I think people also have to realise that the rosters aren't complete yet. The cruiserweights probably won't show up on RAW until after the CWC finale on September 4th, and Smackdown will likely get a boost from some NXT call-ups after SummerSlam. They could also have some people waiting in the wings that they might of decided to hold off on until after Battleground or later? I also wouldn't be surprised if they had a window to make trades after Battleground or even SS. Plus they'll only have 4 weeks to build for SummerSlam, so each show will be highly focused on people that will be having matches.

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22 Jul 2016 13:22:07
Yup, they will be calling up free agents from all over, I'd also be surprised if nobody trades anybody before Christmas.

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20 Jul 2016 22:04:29
How do people see battlegrounds main event, I think it will descend into chaos with interruptions and Steph making sure Rollins leaves as champ. To the point where Shane just flips and announces a belt for smackdown.

I hope I'm wrong and they have ambrose retain but can't see raw not having the title.

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21 Jul 2016 10:03:31
I'd be surprised if the title doesn't end up on Raw, but it would be better if they fought over it.

I've said before on here the lesser title is exactly that.

If Ambrose loses to Rollins, then they hand Ambrose another title, its a losers title, and instantly secondary to the main one. So its no more than the IC title in anything but name.

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21 Jul 2016 15:56:52
I hope RAW ends up with the World title. The WHC, U. S. and Cruiserweight title would all be on the same show. Then they would just have to bring back the tv title.

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21 Jul 2016 18:38:44
I just think ambrose won't lose it clean as that instantly weakens smackdown, there first pick losing at the first Ppv after the draft would look weak.

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21 Jul 2016 20:11:04
Ambrose will win and take the title to smackdown.

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21 Jul 2016 20:56:54
I think it is almost guaranteed that the title will end up on RAW and that the New Day will retain the tag team.
Anything else is up for grabs.

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23 Jul 2016 02:46:58
Neither the Tag or Women's titles are on the line. So If Ambrose doesn't retain, then there really wouldn't be any equality to the start of the brand split. At most, Smackdown would be able to leave Battleground with Miz and Ryder as IC and U. S. champs, while RAW would have the WWE champ to go along with the tag, womens, and an impending cruiserweight title.

Signs point to Ambrose, emotions point to Rollins. In the end it's Vince, so I wouldn't be surprised if Reigns or Rollins won, and things turned out looking like an evil genie finally granting Daniel Bryan's post WM 31 wish.

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20 Jul 2016 21:49:08
Well lads looks. like there is going to be a little lantern:)
Hopefully a wwe fan when they're older.

{Ed007's Note - Great news! Congratulations from all us Eds to you and your Mrs.}

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20 Jul 2016 23:53:50
Congratulations!

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21 Jul 2016 07:10:09
Congrats Pal.

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21 Jul 2016 07:32:06
Thanks guys :)

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21 Jul 2016 10:04:42
Well done, Pal.

An opportunity to start collecting figures again in my opinion!

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21 Jul 2016 19:29:09
Congrats buddy.

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21 Jul 2016 20:11:52
Well in bud 👍🏻.

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21 Jul 2016 20:26:15
Cheers guys,
Bessex I need no excuse!
Already preordered nxt edition of 2k17:)
8 inch balor statue will have pride of place.

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22 Jul 2016 13:24:37
Dangle him over the crib on a piece of string in my opinion.

I have a son due at the end of September, He will have a gimmick by 2020.

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22 Jul 2016 20:39:12
Sorry I am late on this one, but nice one Lantern. Really pleased for you.

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20 Jul 2016 13:10:27
I can see lower down there has been some debate over having 2 world championships back.

What would be everyone's opinion on having brand championships. You could have a Raw championship and a Smackdown championship. On top of that you could have an undisputed World championship across both brands which would only be defended at the shared PPVS such as Summerslam, Survivor Series, Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania.

I would prefer having a separate top title on each show just to try and keep both brands separate.

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20 Jul 2016 14:23:09
I think you could do that with the US/ Intercontinental titles, rebrand those slightly either by the colour or the belt itself.

But each brand could put up there top contender on some ppv's to determine who would go forward to be No1 contender and let the `main title` roam free, that way they can have time of air or have a match with anyone from either roster.

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20 Jul 2016 14:23:12
I'm with you they need to have the own top title if they really are in competition just like nxt.

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20 Jul 2016 14:54:53
I'm strongly against two world titles.

History shows it devalues both, and adversely affects the standings of the US and IC belt.

As Once said up a bit, the IC and US belts could mean the world and the World Title would be kept special, above the rest of them.

I grew up in an era when there was only 3 titles, and if the tag, IC, or WHT was being defended it was the main event. It mattered.

Throw in a women's division, a cruiserweight division, and an NXT showcase match and these shows could be bulging with action you're interested in.

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20 Jul 2016 16:05:07
If WWE push them as separate entities then I think having 2 championships is fine. If you think about it there are loads of World titles but they are all in separate promotions.

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20 Jul 2016 16:20:20
Meh - I personally think they should only have one world champ, but then no doubt this time next year they will re-merge the two belts for the millionth time anyway so doubt we will have to put up with it for too long.

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20 Jul 2016 17:07:30
But there is only one World Champ in each one. One top guy. One main event.

If they broke Raw and Smackdown up properly and called the WWE and WWF, and they were actually out to get the other I'd consider it.

I'm not say the draft is a total work, but we all know the WWE is hoping there is huge success for both. They are essentially still the same entity.

Being the WWE Champion should be the pinnacle of a guys career. He shouldn't have to share that.

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20 Jul 2016 17:41:14
I agree that when Jack Swagger was world champion on one show and John Cena was WWE champion the WWE championship was a much bigger deal, but during the brand split when Kurt Angle and Brick Lesnar were both feuding on Smackdown for the Wwe title and HHH and Shawn Michaels were feuding for the WHC on Raw both titles seemed equally important.

Book the two shows like seperate competing entities and you can have two equally important world titles.

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20 Jul 2016 19:49:57
I'd rather look back on this era and have the conversation/ debate be more about who shouldn't of been a World champ, than who should of been. I'd rather see guys like Khali win a WHC, than see guys like Hennig, Piper, etc., never win one.

I also have no desire to go through more periods of time where the only World title gets defended 3 times in 8 months or keeps getting put on a guy less popular than a potted plant.

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21 Jul 2016 10:09:29
Khali is another great example, another thing that grinds my gears is that because they had this underling world title guys like HHH and Cena can say they are 15 times world champions.

I'm telling you if they split the titles by next years Wrestlemania one of the belts will be nothing more than a prop, and nobody will care, except for when the two champions meet once in a blue moon.

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20 Jul 2016 12:55:53
Be interesting to see what happens to the members if the wyatt family.

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20 Jul 2016 14:56:00
I imagine Eric follows Bray around until Harper is fit, and Braun will be a monster unleashed without his keeper on Raw.

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20 Jul 2016 16:06:15
I think keeping Braun with Rowan and Wyatt would have been better. I think the only one of Bray's disciples that should go it alone would be Luke Harper once he returns from injury.

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20 Jul 2016 17:08:28
They tried splitting up the Wyatts before and it never really went anywhere, I would have kept them as a faction.

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20 Jul 2016 18:19:27
Harper done fine on his own and had a excellent IC title feud with Ziggler. I think There will be a big massive Irish Ginger Haired Wyatt soon and his names not Sheamus.

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21 Jul 2016 10:12:11
I like the idea of Braun just following Bray around anyway, if it was kayfabe he wouldn't stop being a weird follower, if he turns up on Raw in spandex as something completely different it will be pretty embarrassing.

On a scale with the Reverent D-Von or The Funkasaur.

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20 Jul 2016 09:49:15
Lets look at the "main eventers" for both raw and smackdown live
Raw
Rollins
Reigns
Lesnar
Balor
KO
I would put Zayn but I don't really dig him and I think Balor will be pushed harder

Smackdown
Ambrose
Styles
Cena
Orton
Wyatt

Theres no denying the future is bright with this young top talent guys (Rollins, Balor, KO, Zayn, Ambrose, Wyatt) those are the 6 guys that I think should lead the company into the future.

Now its obvious to me at least that Balor is going to join the club, Ambrose will drop the title to Rollins. Shane and DB say smackdown deserves to have its own championship and brings back the world heavyweight championship, Cena and AJ will battle for it at Summer Slam AJ wins. I'd like AJ to then fight Ambrose for it, if the fights are good and I think they would be it should be best of 5. I wouldn't care if the title changed 2 times in that series if the matches where it changed were close. Best for business imo would have AJ and Cena fight for the title on smackdown. i'm ranting too much but I honestly think smackdown definitely has the better of the main eventers

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20 Jul 2016 10:21:56
I still feel like its watering down both titles if they bring back another belt.

If someone like AJ Styles finally gets to the top of the WWE after a 15 year career it seems horrible that it wouldn't be the "proper title".

I mean does anyone feel like Swagger or Ziggler have ever really been World Champion?

You'd be better off pushing the US or IC titles to the top of the card on the show that doesn't have the World Heavyweight Belt.

I'm with you on Seth or Roman bringing the belt back to Raw though (Unlikely Roman after his recent error) .

Balor will surly interact with the club, but would it not be a touch predictable if he just takes the AJ's role.

I was pretty gutted Samoa Joe didn't make the draft, who is more ready?

Health Slater getting missed off? Could he be picked up by NXT? or will he be tuning up at both shows begging for a job?

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20 Jul 2016 10:51:26
Bessex they are trying to make it like 2 separate brands so having there own titles makes sense.

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20 Jul 2016 10:52:22
Surely if Ambrose loses he will be the one to fight for it? Or maybe an elimination chamber match?

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20 Jul 2016 10:51:26
Bessex they are trying to make it like 2 separate brands so having there own titles makes sense.

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20 Jul 2016 10:52:22
Surely if Ambrose loses he will be the one to fight for it? Or maybe an elimination chamber match?

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20 Jul 2016 11:49:24
I am 100% with Bessex on this. There should only be one title and that can be decided on the PPVs and between the brands at the 4 big ones. IC title and US titles must be ramped up in importance.
As for the draft itself? I am a little disappointed that the 'big' names have been more or less evenly drafted. I would have liked Smackdown to have the larger number of newer names aand then be aable to build them up to prominence. This happened the last time when the likes of Eddie and Benoit rose on Smackdown.

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20 Jul 2016 15:04:09
I understand the idea of totally separating them as company's and inviting a new world champion, tag champions, and an additional women's title to the opposite brand, but for me it devalues it.

I remember how it was during the last brand split, and subsequent multi world champions, one will always get devalued.

You'd have never seen a 9 second Wrestlemania opening match for the world title if it meant anything, it was on a par with a IC title throw away.

The World Champion should appear at every PPV even if he is on SD and its a Raw PPV.

Now with the network they can pretty much just televise a house show if they want to put a big title match on.

The Champ should be the top guy in the business, and his antagonist should be after him, it doesn't work with WWE controlling two belts as one will always be slightly better.

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20 Jul 2016 17:31:59
There was an extremely big difference between the way the World title was treated in the beginning, and the way it was in the end. 2 titles worked in the early years because they kept things separate and each show had people putting effort into making their show the best. By the time guys like Swagger and Ziggler got the World title, Smackdown was not only the lesser brand, it was barely it's own brand at all. People were starting to show up on both shows, others were moved from one show to the other without any real explanation, and the show became about building people up to feed to Cena and creating new mid-card talent.

As long as they actually keep things separate, I think each brand should have their own set of titles. Especially if they treat things more like it's Nitro vs RAW.

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21 Jul 2016 10:15:47
If they rebranded Smackdown as WCW and made Tuesday Nitro I'd agree, but its not, Raw and Smackdown will still work together for the betterment of the company as a whole.

They won't be run separately, they may be written separately, but over all if they decide Raw needs some Cena they'll just swap him. Smackdown won't be allowed to just say "No, let Raw die" like they would if it was really competitive.

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20 Jul 2016 07:48:13
Was it just me or did raw get everyone!

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20 Jul 2016 09:12:30
Still going to be watching SD #nomorereigns!

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20 Jul 2016 09:32:04
I think you have a point. But Smackdown did get Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, John Cena, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio. These are all potential Main event champions. They got 6 tag teams and 6 women. I suppose time will tell if this will be enough to run the show. It wouldn't surprise me to see a few more NXT guys maybe after the next Takeover event.

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20 Jul 2016 10:23:31
Great guys on both sides, Raw seems to have more wrestlers, Smackdown got a the pick of the sports entertainers.

Interesting to see how the two shows go.

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20 Jul 2016 12:57:17
Yh smackdown got a few but look at all the talent on raw all right ages like cesaro, rolins, ko, zayn.

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20 Jul 2016 15:05:22
But lots of people (maybe even the majority of casual fans) would just as soon watch Orton vs Cena again, as Cesaro vs Owens again.

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20 Jul 2016 06:58:29
Anyone else pissed at the nxt picks?

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20 Jul 2016 08:26:28
I think with the Small amount of women on the main roster I think it makes sense. But I would have liked to have seen some of the bigger names.

The one that really confused me is is the splitting of the Wyatt family. Strowman on his own on Raw I think may fall flat on his face.
Shane and Bryan could have taken all 3 at once but they wasted a pick by taking them separately.

Another strange one for me was Carmella being drafted to Smackdown but Enzo and Cass being drafted to Raw.

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20 Jul 2016 09:33:23
Wyatt family was individuals so they couldn't pick all 3.

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20 Jul 2016 10:28:07
I was disappointed that Joe was left off, but I suppose NXT needs some stars as well.

It seems mad they would call up Nia Jax, Carmella, and (by far the sexiest Diva) Alexa Bliss but no mention of Baily. I can only imagine she is Sasha's partner at Battleground?

They also said the Cruiserweight division would be exclusive to Raw but didn't really announce anyone from the CWC?

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20 Jul 2016 11:36:42
I think with the cruiserweights we will need to wait until the cwc is finished before that takes off.

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20 Jul 2016 12:24:28
Eva Marie and mojo rawley I'm raging.
Wasn't expecting shinsuke or jo .
But a double should have went instead of mojo.

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20 Jul 2016 12:24:28
Eva Marie and mojo rawley I'm raging.
Wasn't expecting shinsuke or jo .
But a double should have went instead of mojo.

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20 Jul 2016 13:12:17
I expected Mojo only to be tag partners with Ryder.

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20 Jul 2016 15:02:14
Eva Marie was considered part of the main roster.

I'm fine with a lot of the bigger names in NXT not getting drafted, but they should of said that they were ineligible to be drafted. Had a rule that anyone with a match at Takeover can't get drafted or something.

I think it should of been Dillinger instead of Rawley. Even if it's only through SummerSlam, Ryder and Dillinger would each have a chance to shine on SD. With Mojo, Ryder will end up being bottom feeders in the tag division.

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20 Jul 2016 15:07:20
Tye Dillanger deserves it more than Mojo, its sink or swim time for the Hype Minister, he could be released in a year if he flops.

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20 Jul 2016 18:48:35
I agree tye over mojo everyday of the week!
Tye is a ten
Mojo is a 5 or less.

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20 Jul 2016 20:50:17
Tye reminds me of DDP.
Mojo reminds me of Hacksaw Jim Duggan.

I wouldn't mind seeing another DDP type. I have no desire to see another HJD type.

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21 Jul 2016 10:18:57
Mojo in his current guise is for the kids, I can't see how he makes a success of such a silly gimmick.

Very Zack Ryder.

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19 Jul 2016 17:50:16
I know this isn't WWE, but the TNA page is dead. I haven't watched TNA'S fir years but I watched the Final Deletion. Has anyone else seen it? I'm still not sure if it'still good or really bad, lol. I've seen it twice now and I'd advise people to watch it. I'm not a TNA fan and I'd expect loads of people to hate it but I found it entertaining and funny (very camp funny) Definitely worth a watch.

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19 Jul 2016 21:22:50
I watched it, thought it was horrific .
But did have funny bits.

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19 Jul 2016 21:53:32
I watched 2 minutes turned it off was so bad I just couldn't get into it.

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19 Jul 2016 22:46:48
I like sh*tty things so obviously I thought it was funny and entertaining, the boat part was hilarious imo.

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20 Jul 2016 10:29:33
Its hilarious, and in fairness has made the Hardy Boys more relevant than they've been in years.

Matt has become so quotable.

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20 Jul 2016 23:51:23
Agree about Matt being quotable now "An outstanding xylophone! " "A dilapidated boat! "

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21 Jul 2016 10:16:38
"ITS OOOOOOH VAAAAAAAH! "

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19 Jul 2016 17:46:02
What is your favourite bit of trash talking that Kevin Owens does? I love his schtick in general, but I especially love it when he runs his mouth to the crowd, his opponent, Michael Cole etc. So far my favourites has been "Headlock Master" I've heard him shout that a few times whilst applying a side head lock.

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19 Jul 2016 18:59:24
My fav. has probably been when he smack talked Cole in the middle of the ring during a match. I don't remember what he was doing in the match, but he turned towards Cole and yelled at him to shut up and mentioned something about being able to hear him.

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19 Jul 2016 20:22:40
I liked it when he was facing Ambrose and he just shouted "I hate you"

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19 Jul 2016 22:17:08
Loved in nxt he had someone in a chinlock and shouted "chinlock city"

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19 Jul 2016 17:08:15
Charlotte & Dana Brooke vs Sasha Banks & Bailey unless a top calibre former Diva's champion returns for the draft.

My return picks:

Kurt Angle
John Morrison
Shelton Benjamin
Rey Mysterio
Mickie James

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19 Jul 2016 17:46:56
I reckon it will be Paige. I think they'll want to keep Bailey away from Sasha and Charlotte for the time being.

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19 Jul 2016 18:41:27
I'll guess Naomi if she's ready. If not, Paige or Summer Rae. It's an unimportant filler match on a B ppv. With them doing Asuka vs Bayley at Back 2 Brooklyn, I can see them waiting until after SummerSlam to have Bayley move to a main roster.

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19 Jul 2016 15:58:09
Even though they have released the list of wrestlers in the draft tonight do you still think we could see some wildcards?

MVP
Mr Kennedy
RVD
Great Khali (Help sell 2k17 in India)
Rhyno
Dreamer
Matt Morgan
Batista
Rey Mysterio
Matt Sydal
Just to name a few possibilities.

Also who do people think the 6 from NXT will be. i'm sure Finn Balor, Bayley and American Alpha will be 4 of them the other 2 could be anyone. i'm hoping Nakamura and Aries but I think it may end up being another 2 females as there are only 10 on the list. Maybe Nia Jax and Alexa Bliss.

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19 Jul 2016 17:49:21
American Alpha would only count as one pick (assuming no one would be daft enough to separate them) . I'm guessing them, Balor, Aries, Dillinger, Carmella, and Jax. With some mention that title holders and their contenders are ineligible or something.

AA and Balor appear to be locks. Aries only has a quasi feud with Jose. Carmella and Jax are more about age and need, Dillinger would at worst be a great hand to have around, and imo could still have a DDP like rise up the card.

They've been doing a better job of keeping things that they want to keep secret, secret. So I could see them having some real surprises. Whether it's talent that is outside of the company. Or someone like Bobby Roode, who is with the company, but has only been working live events.

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18 Jul 2016 15:21:30
The format and rules for the draft were revealed on wwe.com last night.

RAW gets the first pick and will get 3 picks for every 2 Smackdown gets. Tag teams count as 1 pick with the COOs having the option to draft 1 member by themselves if they want. There will be 6 picks off the NXT roster.

Managers were listed with their wrestlers.
Styles is listed by himself but G&A are a team.
all members of New Day and Social Outcasts are listed as teams.
Wyatts and Lucha Dragons weren't listed as teams.
HHH, Undertaker, Rock, Ryback, Luke Harper, Tyson Kidd, Nikki Bella, Tamina, and Emma were not listed.

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18 Jul 2016 18:24:05
And heyman wasn't listed with lesnar either.

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19 Jul 2016 09:43:26
And Raw now has a cruiserweight division. Although it would have made a lot more sense for me for this to be on Smackdown based on the general manager.

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19 Jul 2016 15:05:30
Especially with the cruiserweights coming back. To me, it looks like RAW will be more like WCW Nitro, and Smackdown will be more like "New Generation" RAW.

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17 Jul 2016 22:24:17
A lot of talk from the cwc do you think wwe could make it a full time thing to rival it's other brands raw smack down and nxt along with the other companies tna njpw and lucha I watch lucha and think this is the best in ring wrestling show but what I seen of the first episode it was just as good maybe could be better.

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18 Jul 2016 15:39:53
It looks like they plan on making the CWC a yearly thing and HHH seemed in indicate that something else may come of it as well. Bringing back the Cruiserweight title seems like the most likely thing. Expanding the tournament seems like another strong possibility, especially if rumors of them signing various wrestlers turn out to be true.

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18 Jul 2016 17:16:38
I think they might introduce the Cruiser weight Title as a secondary title for NXT. Have it defended every year in the Cruiser weight classic tournament. You could even tweak TNA's option C idea and say that the title has to be vacant for the CWC but that whoever vacated it gets a shot at the NXT title.

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18 Jul 2016 20:28:39
That's what I was thinking as well Monkeyman. Contracts for NXT have already been offered to a couple of cruisers with talk of others to follow. With 6 of the bigger names from NXT to be involved in the draft, the cruisers are a ready made, exciting replacement.
The X Division was one of the successes for TNA and something similar on NXT would work well.

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17 Jul 2016 20:53:55
For those that havnt seen it check out the first round match in the cruiserweight Classic between Kota Ibushi and Sean Malluda, a really great match both men pulling out some great spots, hope we see both of them in NXT soon I know Ibushi has signed a Contract just hope Sean Malluda does to as with his Samoan heritage and hard kicking style I could see him doing big things in WWE.

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18 Jul 2016 16:06:06
Maluta will likely at least get a shot. He's not just a samoan, he's a member of the Anoa'i family.

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18 Jul 2016 16:06:06
Maluta will likely at least get a shot. He's not just a samoan, he's a member of the Anoa'i family.

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16 Jul 2016 10:11:43
Lesnar possibly failed drugs test, surely going to change the summerslam picture

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16 Jul 2016 11:36:50
It just really doesn't bother me whether I see him Wrestle or not he's not putting over Young Talent and squashes guys we have to watch every week.

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16 Jul 2016 11:50:36
Just read that myself. Lesnar's response is a mixture of the unbelievable and ignorance. However, I suspect the WWE may well sweep this one under the carpet. He hasn't failed a WWE wellness test and they have too much invested in him. Also they have pinned Orton's return on a feud with Lesnar.

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16 Jul 2016 15:17:26
He'll likely still be a go for SummerSlam. WWE will have to find a way to punish him though. They fired Billy Gunn last year for failing a test that was done by an outside party. They obviously won't go that far with Brock, but it would indicate that WWE will have to do something.

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16 Jul 2016 04:34:19
I just realized that the brand split means there's a better chance Cena wins another world title, now I wouldn't mind him winning one since its been a long time since he's been in the major title picture and if they don't do some super cena bullsh*t every defense. What do you guys think, when will he contend/win the title? For me its either Survivor Series or TLC

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16 Jul 2016 10:28:57
I don't mind Cena getting his last one of that's what it is but for me it should be done after a losing streak of putting everyone and there dog over as much as he can, thinking he's finished try get some support behind him and make it a huge moment agains a top Heel.

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16 Jul 2016 11:53:36
I don't mind Cena getting his record breaking title either, but I would love to see it after a massive, surprise heel turn.

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15 Jul 2016 00:17:55
Anyone think Paul heyman would make a good gm for raw or smack down with lesnar likely to be seen less because the ufc he could be used perfectly in this role because he is so good on the mic would be a shame to waste him.

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15 Jul 2016 00:39:31
It didn't end well the last time he was so I really doubt he will, i'd love to see it though.

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15 Jul 2016 09:26:37
I was having this discussion with my mate last night. I don't think it will happen as Heyman and Lesnar are a package now. If Heyman was a GM it would seem like a conflict of interests. I think Lesnar needs him.

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15 Jul 2016 12:31:20
His talents are really wasted Only promoting Brocks Matches but Paul Heymans doing find for himself. Smackdown was awesome when he was head of Creative. WWE needs him and Joey Styles back on Commentary the product would improve so much. Commentary is a big Problem for Raw going into this brand split.

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15 Jul 2016 13:15:25
im sure heyman has been on record saying he has no interest in doing a role like that again.

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15 Jul 2016 13:35:39
im sure he could still work behind the scenes on creative while still working with Lesnar. I just can't see him having 2 seperate on screen roles.

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15 Jul 2016 16:52:54
Time is a healer and would just be the mouth piece when he talks you listen if wwe are serious about getting people back they need to get people that the fans are interested in. for example if Stephanie goes with Kane you will want to avoid it but if they go with Kurt angle can you imagine the buzz I think it's been said Bryan will be the smack down gm tbh that doesn't get me excited to watch smack down.

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15 Jul 2016 17:13:53
I Feel Raw needed the Change I would have put the Face GM running Raw. If it's some Authority it's just the same old sh*t.

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14 Jul 2016 13:50:51
If you had to legitimately draft from the WWE roster who would be your top10 picks and in which order?

Assume tag teams come as packages.

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14 Jul 2016 15:34:58
Rollins
Bray wyatt/ wyatt family
Ambrose
Nakamura
Cesaro
Kevin Owens
Enzo and cass
Sasha banks
Bayley
Samoa joe.

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14 Jul 2016 15:52:12
1. Ambrose
2. Owens
3. Rollins
4. Wyatt
5. Nakamura
6. American Alpha
7. Styles
8. New Day
9. Rusev
10. Cesaro.

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14 Jul 2016 17:02:17
1) Rollins
2) Owens
3) AJ and The Club
4) Lesnar
5) Wyatt and Family
6) Ambrose
7) Rusev
8) Cesaro
9) New Day
10) Enzo and Cass

Faces: Rollins, Ambrose, Cesaro, New Day, Enzo and Cass

Heels: AJ and The Club, Owens, Rusev

Tweeners: Lesnar, Wyatt and the Family.

I think there's a decent balance between in ring generals and good promo guys there. I think in real life the New Day and Enzo and Cass will be different shows.

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15 Jul 2016 00:13:02
1. Wyatt family
2. Rollins
3. AJ and the Club
4. Owens
5. Ambrose
6. New day
7. Cesaro
8. Nakamura
9. Balor
10. John Cena.

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15 Jul 2016 09:27:41
Have they said yet whether they are going to be making Draft picks or will it be a draft lottery?

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15 Jul 2016 15:47:24
They're going to be making picks. There will also be a 'Draft Center Live' on the network during the draft, along with pre and post shows as well.

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