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29 Jan 2015 08:19:42
Hello trying to find out my fantasy team, but I can't find out nxt superstar can any of the eds tell me who my nxt superstar is.

thanks

Call

Ed08{Ed008's Note - The error has been fixed now, your NXT superstar is Hideo Itami.

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Excellant, thanks

Call

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31 Jan 2015 14:14:17
I understand NXT is pretaped & people may know who's already won the #1 contendership tournament & i'd appreciate no spoilers. Who do you guys think should be the next Challenger at The Title & who should win there respective Semi Finals. Finn Balor v Hideo Itami & Baron Corbin v Adrien Neville. For me I'd like Corbins undefeated run to last all the way until he reaches WWE. I don't see Zayn losing the title any time soon. So for the sake of a great Match in the Final I will say Balor v Neville with Balor winning & Neville giving him the 1st pedestal to greatness in his NXT Career. Neville & Corbin having a great match I can see & There's no shame in losing to the Geordie. I don't see a Balor Corbin final having the same effect. So Corbin to lose by DQ or cleanly but to take a big Heel turn would be good. Just to mention Itami I think he's great but is still finding his feet when he can fully transition his own style hel be awesome. Eds if like to hear your thoughts on these matches too personally I'm more excited about them than what's coming up on WWE.

RM8   RM8
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I think Neville vs Balor makes sense as the Final, Hideo Itami I feel is still learning the WWE style in the ring and as of yet hasn't connected with the fans as well as Balor has done so who has impressed me aswell as the fans a lot, Corbin isn't ready yet for an NXT Title shot I'm also not invested in him as a character just yet, Neville deserves 1 last NXT Title match before the jump to the Main Roster but Finn Balor is READY I think Neville wins the NXT Gold Rush tournament as he has history with Sami Zayn aswell as Kevin Owens.

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Yeah I like the sound of that ED. I talk about other people being impatient but I'm the worst I always want to rush things for excitement now i'd be awful at planning wrestling long term lol. I get what your saying with Corbin he doesn't really have a character yet. But the way he's disposed of a man the size of Bull Dempsey twice has made me want to see more. I think a great match with Neville will be a big stepping stone for him & could be the start of his character with a bit of afters if he loses. I don't think anyone should be kicking out of his Finisher yet though they've made him look strong with that really well.

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31 Jan 2015 11:36:14
Your recent poll 'Has the WWE made the best use of Dean Ambrose?' got me thinking.
Patently Ambrose has been used well, is one of the most popular faces and sells more merchandise than anyone else.
The A listers are obvious and speak for themselves and there is a group just under them - the likes of Barrett, Ziggler, Sheamus etc.
The gripe among may fans was that the WWE did not make the best use of Ziggler, but that has now changed.
I was wondering who people think the most underused and under-rated wrestlers are now. Cesaro, Rhodes and Swagger spring to mind as does Paige. The likes of Kingston and Truth have always been on the edges of what is happening.
What do you think?

COYS

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Ambrose deserves a big win soon or for me he's been used poorly. I'd love him or Ziggler to go on & win MITB this year. Paige I think people need to be a bit more patient there's lots of Divas that need air time & she now has a Divas title shot & is already an ex Champion yes she's probably the 2nd best wrestler out them all but she had to earn her place like many others have through the test of time thinks will turn for Paige now she is on Total Divas. I feel sorry for Naomi being chucked off for Alicia Fox & now she keeps getting out over because I think she's one of the best also. Cesaro is by far the most under rated & under utilised Superstar on the Roster. He's something special in the ring that is blatantly clear his mic work needs help but I like him & Kidd as a tag team at the moment & they should beat the Usos for the title. There double team moves are awesome. I think now Luvha Dragons have lost there titles they should be pushed into the main tag team frame there exciting. I think that about most of NXT though. Especially Baron Corbin that guy could be a serious hit in WWE. Taking nothing away from Zayn, Neville & Owens they will all be awesome.

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Swagger is terrible imo, looks goofy in the ring and uncoordinated. He has some alright moves but a lot of what he does is poor. Cesaro should be hovering up around that main event spot and that sh*t Vince spouted about how his lack of talking skills hold him back. Roman Reigns springs to mind there, he makes Cesaro look like the Rock.

RealBigBear

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For certain cesaro but his tag team with Kidd should lead to the tag titles, maybe if they do a battle royal again at wm31 cesaro could win and then go on a streak knowing the wwe made a mistake the previous year, not sure about truth, Kingston gone of since the new day, paige should win title of bella at fast lane as the bellas are awful wrestlers and actors too. A heel Ziggler may win the 2015 mitb, if there is brand extension have ambrose win the other one,

Call

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I'm not bashing Cesaros mic work he's certainly not the worst it's just. But too cheesy for me. If they want to play the cocky character then he should really be doing much better. Quick question? Is Mark Henry finished in WWE?

Ed08{Ed008's Note - Mark Henry is recovering from injury.

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What they completely messed up with was the Cesaro and Heyman team. I understan Heymans main job is to represent Lesnar when he is not there but surely he could pull a bit of double duty. Cesaro could of just been a mini Brock, doesn't say much but just comes down and beats the sh*t out of people.

RealBigBear

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Shame they didn't do what they did with The Rock and Reigns, with Stone Cold and Ambrose.
I think WWE just don't get Cesaro every time he starts getting over they pull him back. He got over in RoH and PWG with a couple of catch phrases signature moves and excellent ring work

Jim

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30 Jan 2015 20:11:50
Have you Brits gotten to watch Smackdown yet?

Jables

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Yes I have

Call

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Yes watched it mate. What do we think HHHs announcement will be. I think Rollins will be pushed into the Title match so he & Reigns can keep it exciting too Mania & Lesnar can keep pretending Rollins broke his Rib.

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"Triple H's big announcement for Raw next week is expected to be something along the lines of a multi-man match for the Fast Lane event involving the likes of Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, and others. It will set up the WrestleMania direction for all the top names who don't already have that. " - Internet Rumour

If this ends up happening, the main questions become, who else is involved and what's the payoff?

Jables

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30 Jan 2015 00:07:57
I think we had this conversation the last time she was out of Contract but Velvet Sky has left TNA after her contract expired, do you think she would bring something to the Divas Division? I do believe she's dating Bubba Ray in real life.

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No because there's enough terrible women Wrestlers in WWE. She would make a good diva but wrestler never. Gail Kim & Terryn Tarrell on the other hand they've had some of the best women's matches I've seen together. Especially a ladder match that's worth a watch.

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She's not too bad on the mic, so she could do something akin to what Sunny did. Manage most of the time, wrestle on "special" occasions.

Jables

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29 Jan 2015 18:51:54
Tyson Kidd vs Chris Jericho. anyone?

wrestling fan

Ed08{Ed008's Note - why though?

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I think Kidd has got some talent and can become a good solo superstar. He's got a good move set. wouldn't mind him as IC champ

wrestling fan

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29 Jan 2015 16:03:09
I thought they said raw is on tonight does anyone know when it is on and what channel it's on

Jeff hardy for life

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There's a live Smackdown on tonight on Sky Sports 4 at 1am for three hours, they're going to show on Smackdown what they were going to show on Raw

CJC1995

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Is it defo a live smackdown tonight, not a re run of last weeks?Wanting to make sure before I top up on the coffee!

Pumpywawa

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Definitely a live smackdown at 1am

Call

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It doesn't say it's live, it would normally but I can't see any other reason why they're playing Smackdown at that time.

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I was thinking along the same lines as danmation, it not stating its live worries me, but I'll take your word for it call, cheers troops

Pumpywawa

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I am slightly concerned doesn't say live only 2 hours but I do remember reading on wrestlezone that this smackdown will air at the same time as it does in America I can post the link if you want me too

Call

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It's cool call, going to stay up anyway, fingers crossed!

Pumpywawa

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This show isn't going to be 3 hours, still the usual 2 hours but they won't need to recap Raw this time, just show us what was GOING to be on Raw.

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29 Jan 2015 15:59:19
Does anyone on here know that with the free month in February for the network do we get it for free

Call

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Just got the email. If you signed up pre rumble, you don't get charged at all in feb. You get charged on 1st march for march's content. Keep you hooked until mania I guess.

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Quoting mr burns "excellant"

Call

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29 Jan 2015 11:57:45
Hi just checking has anyone on here seen/heard of south side wrestling just looked and they do a few shows in nottingham where I live just wanted to know if it's a good promotion, advertising x pac and chris Sabin for the 27th February

Call

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Can't go wrong seeing XPac & Sabin mate if the Tickets aren't too expensive ICWs coming down your way in April.

For anyone interested I reckon this is the best & most groundbreaking Wrestling Promotion in Britain & possibly Europe ever.

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Southside Wrestling is fantastic, definitely recommended. Over the years they've had the likes of Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase, they've had Tajiri before he went to TNA. Also Colt Cobana.

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Front row tickets are £30 and they range between £10-£30 may give it a shot

Call

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I would love to go the iwc event but it says you have to be 18 sadly I will be 17, the south side event is possibility though I believe James Storm will be there as well

Call

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Break the rules pal am sure u will get in to it

Ryan!!!!

Ed07{Ed007's Note - We've all got to take a walk on the wild side now and again, go for it, Call.}

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I don't think I will pass for an 18 year old I am only 5 ft 5,

Call

Ed07{Ed007's Note - Get a mates ID then or wear high heels lol I don't think they'd be too strict, the 18 rating is probably so some young woman doesn't take her 8 y.o. expecting a WWE type show.}

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I was going to say much the same as ED007 I don't think theyl be too strict they'll do anything to get attention Down south & they want to sell out there shows.

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29 Jan 2015 09:18:12
Ziggler vs Bryan at WM 31. Now that's best for business!

kevinc90

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Totally agree, how about then Ziggler wins the ic title back at fast lane and him and bryan have a ladder match at wm31

Call

Ed08{Ed008's Note - Too much fantasy booking in this post lol

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I'd like it to be for the IC title if possible. could be the 2015 Savage vs Steamboat if done right

kevinc90

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Not fantasy anymore, this could well be booked now. Read it this morning. Needs to be for the IC Title I think. Could we chuck BNB in there for triple threat?

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Easy make it a no. 1 contenders match winners gets a shot at title, ladder match >:)

The Wolf

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28 Jan 2015 22:06:07
When are the fist scores going up for the fantasy league ed

fab1

Ed08{Ed008's Note - Saturday or Sunday the latest need to watch NXT, Main Event and Smackdown first before tallying up the scores aswell as the Royal Rumble, Raw will not count towards this weeks scores.

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28 Jan 2015 22:33:55
For Wrestlemania I propose the first ever Elimination Chamber Tag Team Titles match. Tornado tag rules. A member of the team gets pinned, that team is eliminated. Normal EC rules otherwise.

Have an NXT tournament where the winners get a spot in the match, the champions, and 4 qualifying matches for the other spots. The matches could either be tag matches that would set up "super teams" like a Ziggler and Ambrose, or singles matches where the winner would be able to pick a partner at anytime before the EC match. Allowing someone like Jericho to be a surprise partner.

I would have Kane and Big Show win the titles at Fast Lane (or whenever) to set this up, and to also use there large size as an excuse to get rid of the bronze toy belts.

Jables

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28 Jan 2015 23:09:38
You want to waste geat talent like Ambrose and ziggler on what amounts to a tag team tournament, yeh thanks for coming, don't slam the door on the way out.

fab1

Ed08{Ed008's Note - Just his opinion remember..

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28 Jan 2015 23:27:07
Sorry ed just not a fan of throwing teams together, most of the great teams started of together and then broke out into single wrestling, road warriors, hearts, bulldogs, dudleys, edge&christian, ect. With the very odd exception throwing 2 singles together just for the sake of it , no from me.

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The only people, in my scenario, that would be in a tournament, would be the nxt wrestlers. I used Ziggler and Ambrose as an example. Did you not notice the word 'like' in front of there names.

While you are right that a lot of the "great" tag teams do spend a good portion of their careers together. There are a never ending list of teams that were thrown together singles stars. Talent 'like' that has always been used to build back up the tag division. Thus helping to create an environment that would be better equiped to produce the next "great" tag team.

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29 Jan 2015 07:20:21
Can't think of any two successful singles wrestlers who have formed a more successful tag team, perhaps you could enlighten me, as for having WrestleMania ruined with an hour long elimination chamber match that no one cares about, I can hear the chants already. Oh and by the way what do you mean by "like" Ambrose and ziggler, do you mean highly successful individual wrestlers or just guys who wrestle for a living?

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Fab1 - maybe not more successful than their singles career in some cases but still a success nonetheless:

Rock & Sock Connection
Brothers of Destruction
Rated RKO
APA/Acolytes
Power & Glory
Strike Force
Natural Disasters
Money Inc.
New Age Outlaws
Two Man Power Trip

All tag Team Champions and in the case of Money Inc & natural Disasters I think I have found a team that were more successful then in their singles careers?

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29 Jan 2015 12:33:27
Omg your joking right, the rock, undertaker, Kane, mick Foley, randy Orton and Bradshaw the tag teams they were in would be a mear footnote when recounting their phenomenally successful careers, the new age out laws I will give you, of the others how many wwf, wwe tag team championships did they win collectively? I'm genuinely not sure but would think not very many so not exactly successful.

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29 Jan 2015 12:48:30
How many of the guys in the teams you mention when you look back do you remember as a singles or a tag team, using one of yours I think of the millon dollar man as a singles wrestler way before I think of his tag team with irs, and tugboat as the shockmaster way before his team with earthquake, lol 😁, even with earthquake I think of him coming out the crowd and stating his fued with the ultimate warrior long before his one time tag team championship reign.

fab1

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Depends how you are measuring success surely?

Diabese's only title runs in WWf came in Money Inc. Same as Earthquake and Tugboat/Typhoon. Two Man Power Trip unified all the belts as a tag-team and Brothers of Destruction were as over as any team I can ever remember.

Oh and the only team I have listed not to have worn tag team gold are Power & Glory - everyone else has at some point won some form of the title

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'like' as in similar to. As in anyone with basic deductive reasoning skills, should of at least been able to get the gist of what I was saying.

In regards to tag teams of singles stars. When you add the qualifier "greater than, their singles career" your changing the discussion. I stated, and examples helpfully illustrated, that many singles stars have been brought together, and have had success teaming together.

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30 Jan 2015 21:11:28
Just to be clear, which two wrestlers "like " Ambrose and ziggler did you have in mind.

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To be clear on the 'like' guys. I was refering to any upper mid card guys, and to be even more clear those guys that don't have anything in the works for WM. So Ryback, Harper, Barrett, Sheamus, Kofi Kingston, Miz, etc. Names that have earned the right to be featured at WM but will more than likely get thrown in to 'insert name here' memorial battle royal, because every match rumored is 1 on 1.

While I would want Ziggler and Ambrose to have something more prominent for WM, considering the rumors, I'm not holding my breath. So if came down to it, I would much rather have them in a match like that, then the battle royal.

Jables

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28 Jan 2015 18:41:12
On February 2nd HHH will be the special guest on Stone Cold Steve Austin's podcast that will air on the WWE Network.

While these things aren't as good as a shoot interview, they can get fairly candid. With that in mind, if you could ask either or both men a question, what would it be?

Jables

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28 Jan 2015 17:52:34
I left it a few days to post after the rumble as I needed time to digest it all. How did they go from THAT title match to such a terrible Rumble match?!? Whoever booked it (VKM) should be sacked (but he won't be)

I hope RR v Lesnar is good but I'm not confident it will be. I still think they might have to put DB in the main event again. I can't believe WWE made the same mistake two years running (it was MUCH worse this time around)

Ed08{Ed008's Note - I've got a few things to say myself but I'm waiting till Smackdown to see how they go forward.. Expect a Rant by the weekend lol

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Both Lesnar and Orton were reported to be pulled from Smackdown. No reasons given yet but if it was done for the same reasons that lead to the Rumble match being done the way it was, I will not only have a rant but a series of rants.

Jables

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With you Ed. I hope the picture for Mania will start to become clear but I expect to join in the general rant.
One thing on the Rumble. Has anyone thought it just might be possible that Bryan still isn't fit, that was all he could last and the WWE did actually bow to fan pressure by allowing him to just enter?

COYS

Ed08{Ed008's Note - The Royal Rumble isn't that physically demanding of the body if you look at it really, I just think they weren't prepared to give him a chance at Main Eventing Wrestlemania whilst not 100% in terms he's just come back from a serious injury. I'd like to think Summerslam we will see Bryan enter the title picture.

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In regards to Summerslam, I would want to make sure I knew that there aren't any "former" wrestlers with movies coming out around that time, before I got my hopes up about anyone.

Jables

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28 Jan 2015 14:36:24
How would people like this as a mania card.

Lesnar vs Reigns
Taker vs Wyatt
HHH vs Sting
Cena vs Rusev
Rollins vs Orton
MITB- Ziggler, Bryan, Ambrose, Kane, Big Slow, Ryback and Harper

There is obviously other matches that can be made but with that card all the top guys are in meaningful matches. If Taker doesn't do Mania then put wyatt in the mitb. Orton and Ambrose can be swapped around.

RealBigBear

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Quite descent rbb, Wyatt vs Orton would be descent fued imo

CeeXXX

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Because me and my friend don't have much to do at school this is our wm31 card

Wm31

Pre Show

Usos vs cesaro and Kidd

Rusev vs swagger

The ascenion vs Dudley boys

Jericho vs Bryan

Nikki bella vs paige vs Natalya vs brie vs charlotte vs aj Lee

Ziggler, orton, sting, cena and ambrose vs kane, big show, HHH, barrett, Sheamus

Wyatt vs Taker

Goldust vs Rhodes

Reigns vs lesnar vs rollins ( who cashes in the raw before wm31

Call

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I got a feeling Bryans still going to end up in the main event in another threat & so he should.

Woody101

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I can see them having to shoehorn DB into the main event. They'll try and have DB get the fans on RR's side but that won't happen imo. If D Bryan doesn't get into the main event then it will probably be him v Wyatt. The Card in the OP is decent but WWE ****ed the rumble match up big time and have backed themselves into a corner. It should have been Lesnar v Bryan, Reigns v Rusev, HHH v Sting, Orton v Rollins v Cena and Wyatt v Taker. Instead we get Reigns v Lesnar and Cena v Rusev. Yawn

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I'm afraid to say they really are pushing for Bryan V Sheamus III at Wrestlemania but this will be a heel Sheamus, he's more relevant in heel mode.

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Bryan vs Sheamus will cause the fans to go into meltdown again.

RealBigBear

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Bryan vs Ziggler will be an awesome match and should happen

Call

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I couldn't buy into a Bryan vs Zinger match at Wrestlemania 31at the moment because both are super over as Faces with the crowd their really isn't a storyline about it except for their twitter exchange and really both deserve better then that for what they've accomplished in the ring last year.

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28 Jan 2015 11:01:22
Rollins to cash in at wm 31.

wrestling fan

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I hope that this happens, surely it can be the only way that they can save this situation?

TheTongue

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When is his year up?

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So the MITB contract expires before the next MITB PPV which would be June 14th, Wrestlemania is March 29th so that's about 10 weeks for a possible cash in. With Lesnar more or less leaving after Raw after Wrestlemania, Roman Reigns needs an opponent for the Extreme Rules PPV so I expect a Rollins cash in before that PPV.

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I can see it at Wrestlemania, Reigns and Lesner slug it out and Reigns wins the title, and with him in a hell of a state from the beating he takes Rollins cashes in and wins the title

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He'll cash in at WM or the Raw after WM.

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The MitB time limit would depend on how technical the WWE wanted to be. The contract is supposed to be valid for one year and MitB is two weeks earlier this year than it was last year. So it is conceivably possible for the MitB winner this year, to cash in their contract anytime between the time he wins it on June 14th until the end of June 28th and then have Rollins cash his MitB in on them immediately after.

Jables

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28 Jan 2015 08:22:01
I watched back the rumble match to see if it was as bad as I remembered it to be. Easier to analyse when the emotion is taken out of it. Here is a question, would it not have been better to have Wyatt win instead of Reigns?.

Better character, better talker, better wrestler and is physically threatening enough for all of you who make the bullsh*t claim that Bryan is not a realistic threat to Lesnar, like that has ever mattered before.

RealBigBear

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I think it had to be someone who is over with the wrestling fans, the Rumble (like Wrestlemania) is always flooded with wrestling fans.

We don't really respect Reigns in the same way we do Dolf, Bryan, Ambrose, even Ryback is getting over with the real fans.

Put over the chosen one at other events, save Wrestlemania main events for the guys that truly deserve it for years worth of work.

My point being that Wyatt is one of about a dozen guys who has a better skill set and is better positioned within wrestling fans to go to Mania than Reigns.

I am not ruling out a Brock win.

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I wanted wyatt bit always knew it would be reigns it was planted last year that he was winnin no big shock to me!bit hoped for bray to win or ambrose but knew that wasn't happening!

Ryan!!!!

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I watched the Rumble match back and it was going well up until Bryan was eliminated. Whoever booked that was a person (Vince). Bryan was only in the match for like 7 minutes and some of that was spent outside the ring. If they did not want him to win it they could of at least booked it better. Have him in till at least the last 7 then have all the heels turn on him and he goes down fighting and it looks like it took a monumental effort to take him out. The way he went out was the same as any other jobber. They have severely damaged Reigns chances of ever being properly accepted now, even if he turns heel they will not care about him. Like you said Bessex there were at least 4 others it should have been outside of Reigns. If Reigns had been eliminated and it came down to Ziggler, Wyatt and Ambrose they would of had that crowd on the edge of their seats.

RealBigBear

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Maybe Bryan isn't 100% fit enough to go for a length of time, maybe they are worried about his injurys. Some one will be aligning themselves with hey man at mania imo either reigns or the man which will be leaving as champ Rollins.

CeeXXX

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Maybe they were looking for another Undertaker losing moment by shocking the crowd midway through?

That's what stunk it up the most, the fact there was no tease of anyone else winning. When Dolf went we knew it was Reigns.

Kane and Show are good old hands but they should have gone earlier and left Rusev, Bray, Ambrose, Ryback, Ziggler, Reigns, and Bryan at the end. The new generation anyone a potential winner, then let the false finishes stack up, and if Reigns had won by flipping Bray and Rusev out together it would have probably got a huge pop.

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If Bryan isn't fit enough put him in at 26 where Titus entered and have Titus go where DBry was, it's simple common knowledge.

Ed023

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28 Jan 2015 02:09:21
i wasn't best pleased when reigns won the rumble
and weren't really that bothered about bryan being eliminated early, I know loads of fans are but I ain't really keen on him.

i actually really wanted orton to return and win and rumble, and as the rumble entrants went past number 20 I was just hoping at some point his music would hit and we'd see him.
not many would agree but I think orton/lesnar would have been a good feud and orton and rollins could have continued after mania.

was anyone else hoping for an orton return and for him to win the rumble?

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I preferred Orton as well

CeeXXX

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I will even throw my hat in there with Orton. Lesnar vs Orton is much more exciting than Reigns vs Lesnar. I am not even that excited for Mania anymore. The main event has no value to me because I know they are going to have Lesnar get supermanned by Reigns and look like a bitch and Lesnar is one of my all time favourites.

RealBigBear

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All I would say for Orton is when he does return it will be more of a surprise now. I hate when everyone thinks they know what's coming, which is why Reigns got that reaction.

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Bessex you have to admit that right now it looks 99% certain that Reigns beats Lesnar. Look how strong they made Lesnar look in that match.

This is how it will go. They will big up how amazing it was that Lesnar got up from that beating and won. They will continue to use words like unstoppable and unbeatable. Reigns will be booked as if he cannot match Lesnar and the commentary will say things like "How can anyone stop Lesnar" and JBL will say "Reigns doesn't stand a chance". WM will come around and Reigns will take a beating then he will hulk up and superman Lesnar. Commentary will say "Roman Reigns has slain the beast".

If I am wrong I will admit it openly but that is the way I see it going.

RealBigBear

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I feel you Bear, if that's how it goes I will boo that as well.

Its not that I don't want Reigns to turn over Lesnar, it just can't be as cookie cutter as what it appears like it might be.

It needs some twists turns and drama.

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I just want to put it out there that I don't mind Reigns. He was good before they went all cheesy and superman like with him. When he was just wrecking house I was on the Reigns bandwagon but they have turned him into Cena 2. 0 now and I struggle to cheer for him, especially when there are guys like Ziggler, Ambrose, Wyatt and Bryan that I personally feel are much better than him.

RealBigBear

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I like Reigns but he's not ready yet. Would have preferred Bryan, Ziggler, Ambrose, Orton or Wyatt. That RR was the worst booked match I've ever seen.

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I think I mentioned earlier in the week that I was gutted Orton wasn't in the Rumble. He was backstage, geared up and ready to er Rumble.

Ed07{Ed007's Note - I felt the exact same way, Dan in fact I was that confident of it I only decided against choosing him as my winner for my predictions at the last minute.}

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That's why for the last few entrants I was counting who was still to enter, so wished it was maybe 35 rather than 30.
If I've been waiting for Orton to return, since he left. If HHH wasn't taking on Sting at Wrestlemania it would have been great to see HHH V Orton.

Ed07{Ed007's Note - WWE is definitely a poorer product when Orton isn't around, the sooner he's back the better.}

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27 Jan 2015 22:11:50
Bleacher report has posted a report saying who bryan should face at wm31, the options were

Unlikely dream matches

1)

Angle
Cena
Michaels

2) Ziggler

3) Jericho

4) Rollins

5) Rock

Out of them I love him to face either Ziggler or rollins they could easily put an instant, however by facing the rock who is such high profiled name, it could Bryan's biggest match in his career and it would feel like a marquee match instead of a mid card match against Sheamus which is rumoured

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Angle - re-signed with TNA so he's not an option.
Cena - is expected to fued w/ Rusev through Mania, with Hogan being rumored to be in Cena's corner at WM. They could keep the idea for Cena but change the opponent to DB and have HBK in his corner.
Michaels - Haven't heard anything that would indicate, he's even considering unretiring.
2) Ziggler - Its already what a lot people want, but Vince is in full F' what the fans want mode. So this might only happen if HHH makes it his 'you owe me one Vince' match.
3) Jericho - They would obviously have a great match, but Jericho's main reason for wrestling anymore is to get the young guys over (because no one else from his era would do it. ) so if he were to have a match at WM it doesn't seem like it would be against DB.
4) Rollins - Again would be a great match. A match against Orton still appears to be most likely.
5) Rock - If the Rock were to wrestle again he still has to finish his trilogy with Cena, and the Rock isn't ever going to put anyone over, so I see no po

Jables

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I would love to see Bryan used for what he is really good at, Wrestling.

Him and Ziggler could work perfectly and have a rare legitamamte ROH style hand shake after. No turn, no heel, just a great match.

It wouldn't be best for Bryan, but I saw in that two minutes in the Rumble what a great match he could have with Tyson Kidd. Somewhere down the line Bryan having 20 minutes of high paced non stop just beating Tyson could be the making of Kidd.

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27 Jan 2015 19:31:10
JR brings up an interesting point in his latest BBQ Blog, what if Reigns aligns himself with Heyman to take out Lesnar at Wrestlemania, wouldn't that be better? Reigns will then have Heyman as his mouthpiece, will be the ultimate heel, which inevitably will happen I think.

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What a great idea and if lesnar appears at the next raw after wm and does his farewell speech, how about heyman comes and is cocky and brash about turning on brock and then brock just F5's heyman and reigns only for rollins to run down and cash in could this turn rollins into a face again maybe

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It's all possible. Reigns could be great alongside Heyman and it solves Reigns problem with promos on the mic and he can concentrate on his destructive side.

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It's all possible. Reigns could be great alongside Heyman and it solves Reigns problem with promos on the mic and he can concentrate on his destructive side.

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I would go with Reigns being unable to beat Lesnar after a grueling match. Rollins comes down to cash in, but before he can Ambrose's music hits. Ambrose goes to charge Rollins and Rollins throws his MitB case up in the air and rolls out of the way. Ambrose grabs the case mid air and cracks Lesnar in the head as he is trying to get back to his feet. Lesnar than gets a spear, a curb stomp, and dirty deeds, before getting triple powerbombed through both announce tables. Then Rollins cashes in MitB and wins the title. The Shield stand together in the ring to end WM.

Jables

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That sums up my argument for your post earlier mate look how great those ideas are? WWE should be Pleasing the lifeblood of the company more. They fail to deliver on an embarrassing level. Il answer your other message aswell. HHH & Steph would make it much better they're not out of touch with the fans.

Every time they look at twitter or Google they see what people want they deliver on NXT & Heyman would be perfect to run that If they got the Company. He would be too competitive though lol.

Sometimes all we want is the best guys giving us great wrestling here's a Wrestlemania match we would all be foaming at Ziggler Bryan Rollins Triple threat showing off there skills not a weapon used perfect match would be had & let the Characters make the story themselves that's where all the best stuff comes from. WWEs just too blind lazy & Out of touch at the moment. Reigns should defo have turned heel with Lesnars popularity skyrocketing the past couple of weeks would have been good who cares about the reaction.

I don't see how anyone can justify Kane & Big Show wiping out all the favourites as going with the story. What bloody story that Rumble was terrible end of & it should be moaned about Jables summed it up perfect for me further down the page. I feel sorry for Reigns I do & the crowd annoyed me its his greatest moment & it's tarnished through no fault of his own. We can't always get what we want but the quality just has to be better than that.

Its lasts year all over again what happens next year if Bryan doesn't win though same again you just can't win.

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The problem is they are not doing it for the hardcore fans, they are booking for the 90% of casual watchers.

They are not thinking I can make these guys hardcore fans if we make it awesome.

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27 Jan 2015 18:52:00
Given how NXT is currently, if HHH and Steph were running the show and Vince had relinquished, probably not until he drops dead, how different do you think it would be?

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The show will be paced quicker, and more centered around wrestling. I know there are a lot of "Vince's guys" that are going to get fired the second HHH takes over. So storyline and whatnot, will depend on how much Stephanie wants to be involved and the guys that HHH ends up hiring.

Jables

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27 Jan 2015 18:24:29
I've had a chance to reflect on what happened last night and I've got to get this off my chest. A lot of Fans, some on here, have forgotten that WWE is not a Sport, it's Entertainment, its Character and Storyline driven. Do you boo in the Cinema if you're watching a Film and don't like a particular scene? Why is WWE different? They're not a Sports Team in a League. Admittedly the direction of the story isn't always what you want it to be and certain Characters aren't getting the spotlight they should be but that's life. You don't always get what you want and why should you?

I want to address Daniel Bryan, Kane and Big Show. Firstly with Bryan, I don't see him complaining about what they're doing with him, he's not bitching about it in the Media, he gets on with it. He goes out and he entertains the Fans and puts on a great show with his Wrestling. What he does this Wrestlemania I don't know but he will get his opportunity to win back the title during the next 6 months. Kane and Big Show played their heel Characters perfectly last night. Right now they're the muscle for the Authority therefore taking out many of the fan favourites in the Rumble was great for the storyline.

For the record I wanted Ziggler to win last night, he didn't we move on and see what the rest of the road to Wrestlemania brings and what happens with Sting, the Rock and the Authority.

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Spot on mate couldn't agree more grown men crying like little girls because they didn't get there way Bryan will get his chance and win the title again

Ryan!!!!

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Totally agree, watching people cancel their subscription over 1 ending to the first Ppv is bull**** too, reckon and have a feeling wwe could be forced into the same decision again this year

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There was definitely some mistakes. Ziggler and bray wyatts eliminations were disgusting. Ziggler on a hot streak so his elimination was very weak. As was wyatt. Why have him cut a promo saying it's his year only for him to b limply dropped to the floor. And a couple of nxt stars should have been in. As for reigns, I feel sorry for him. its not his fault Bryan or ziggler didn't win. in next year's rumble it will b a good bet a heel will win so they will get good heat off the boos

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I kind of found Wyatt getting eliminated justifiable, given he was the one to eliminate Bryan. :-)

I hope Bray joins up with Ziggler, Bryan and Co to take on the Authority, kind of lost my way towards the end of it, it was Kane and Big Show who eliminated Bray wasn't it?

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Call they have hardly cancelled because of one result have they? This is a culmination of years of results and future choices that have caused this. If Bryan feuds with Sheamus at Mania then it shows you how much they value him and the fans. Vince claims the fans make the stars, well here is a guy who is the most over superstar since Austin and Rock and he is being overlooked for a guy that majority of people do not want right now. So you look at it Reigns wins the title Rollins cashes in and they go into a feud and a series of matches. Cena will be back in that title fold soon as well and he is equalling Flairs record at either Summerslam or Mania and maybe beating it this year so where exactly does Bryan fit in?.

So many of you just defend WWE to the death. As for not jeering them when they fu*k up, that is the worst idea ever. People pay good money and to a degree should have the power to push guys or drop them down a bit. But Vince just uses this when it suits him. If the fans were jeering Bryan he would use that as an excuse to pull him off the main event but when they cheer he just ignores it. Those people paid good money to see Daniel Bryan and they were given 10 minutes? And he was made to look feeble.

RealBigBear

Ed07{Ed007's Note - Don't you mean 'Those people's parents paid good money to see Daniel Bryan'? Most of his fans will still be at school and rely on parents to pay the bills, either that or they're not mentally stable enough to be in charge of their own finances. I think WWE are doing a wonderful job with Bryan, the less he's seen the better it is all round. His chance will come when Cena leaves, he's ideal to slide into that role and it'll be hard to tell the difference.}

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Ed do you seriously believe it is only kids that like Bryan? Did you see the Rumble? If anything kids were probably the only ones giving Reigns a bit of slack.

RealBigBear

Ed07{Ed007's Note - I'd like to think so, I can't see why any normal adult would.}

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I personally am not the biggest fan of his character but the guy can wrestle and what you see in the WWE is him at like 2nd gear at the most.

RealBigBear

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I pay for my network subscription and I am only 16 but I didn't pay to watch bryan or even support bryan yeah in a match between bryan vs kane or bryan vs big show or lesnar I would support him, but when I watched survivor series I payed £15 to see sting a guy who was in his hayday back in the 90's early 2000's I pay for guys like rock, austin, michaels, taker etc. In 20 years time when I may have a family. I won't remember guys like bryan in 20 years how many wwe fans will remember bryan, only for the guy who won at wm30 and got injured. In 2015 people remember macho man, Hogan, andre the giant, rock, michaels, austin, taker in 20 years time they will remember cena, HHH and cm punk etc also within in a year who knows Bryan might be retired injury dependent, wwe saw the future of wwe on Sunday and they cashed in on the future in 20 years time bryan could be the guy who is remember for being the fan favourite who was always the B+ player, who got injured again and again and again

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Or Roman Reigns could be known as the guy who was that bad WWE fans cancelled their subscriptions in such vast amounts that the company went bust. Everything you said there is based on maybes as was my prediction. Bryan will only be remembered like that if WWE book him like that, if he is given half the push they gave Cena then who knows what he could accomplish but WWE need to be willing to give him that chance. Blaming anything on injuries is a cop out, every top guy has been injured. HHH tore his quad and was out for ages so by your logic they should have ended his push there. You can all sit and say you are not Bryan fans all you like but at the end of the day you are the minority in this situation.

RealBigBear

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It's funny you mention the subscription cancellations because ironically Vince announced that they've hit over 1 million subscribers today.

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WWE have lied about how well the Network was doing before so I do not put it past him doing it again. Vince McMahon must go for that product to reach it's potential, simple as that.

RealBigBear

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I'm not having that Call.

Bryan has produced the most memorable stuff of the last few years, and has years in him.

Unless his weird lifestyle makes him want to stop or he gets finished by an injury he is a hall of famer.

I suspect in 20 years people will remember 2013-2020 as being Bryan years.

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27 Jan 2015 17:56:31
What would the reaction have been if Bryan had won beat lesnar but then lost it to Rollins 1 minute later?

CeeXXX

Ed07{Ed007's Note - I can't answer that, I'd have killed myself as soon as Bryan won it.}

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Me personally I would not mind as long as we were going to get a Rollins vs Bryan series of matches.

RealBigBear

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That will happen to Reigns.

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I know it will happen to reigns but do you not think it would have been worse having Bryan lose the title so soon after winning. Bryan can always win it next year or 5 years down the line.

CeeXXX

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Obviously I'd turn the volume off as the boos would be astronomical. :-D I think Rollins will get as big a cheer as Ziggler did a few years back on the RAW after Wrestlemania when he cashed in on Del Rio if he cashes in on Reigns.

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That would've been fantastic rollins would been a super heel replacing lesnar imagine it now bryan wins a great match against brock only for brock to F5 bryan and rollins cashes in it will be the shortest title reign, also the fans will try and push brock as a face as most are booing reigns

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I don't know who to cheer and who to boo anymore. The storylines tell me one thing, the fans in attendance tell me something else. What should I do? lol

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The problem is three months out you are calling it.

Which makes it dull, that brief case should be used as a surprise. People cheered when Dolf cashed in because we didn't smell it coming.

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The general reaction would be, that it makes perfect sense for Rollins to cash in. The foundation of Edge's main event career was built on doing that exact thing.

Jables

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27 Jan 2015 17:52:11
Been watching Old Nitros trying to follow the Sting Storyline when he 1st did the Crow Gimmick. Does anyone know when he made his 1st descent from the Rafters? Also when it was he 1st spoke as this Gimmick? After a year of complete Silence just pointing a bat in folks faces. He was the most over guy for a year & never said a word. Could you imagine WWE trying this now? Just brilliant stuff from him & shows his ability to Change to stay Relevant a real legend of the game. If anyone has knowledge of any Great Sting moments from then That will be on the Network I'd really appreciate it. Thank god for he's had the ability to adapt his Face Paint with the times his 1st white Faces were atrocious lol. Cool new Jacket he sported last week on Raw though.

RM8   RM8
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From what I've seen he had a great feud with Vampiro.

I put a 'Sting' search in and it came back with a few episodes of Nitro, if you read the information on them it gives little bits. Can't tell you exact dates though, sorry.

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The transformation to "crow version" Sting started as 1996 began. He started to let his hair grow and began wearing black tights for a lot of his matches. The Oct 21 96' edition of Nitro is the first time he had white face paint and the trenchcoat. The next few weeks he was only seen in the rafters and that is when he finally began using "The Crow" corpse paint. He didn't speak until the first episode of Thunder (Jan. 8th 1998) after JJ Dillon vacated his WCW title, that he had just won from Hogan at Starcade, after two referees declared each man as the winner in the rematch on Nitro.

Jables

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I remember loving it.

Here is a question for you, do you think the WWE would use the descending from the ceiling gimmick after Owen?

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Directly above the ring, no. Away from the ring where they would be able to hide a crash pad or if they did more of a zip line thing like HBK did, I think those are still possible.

Jables

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27 Jan 2015 17:31:51
Internet Rumour: WWE has plans to have Daniel Bryan face Sheamus at Wrestlemania 31 with Irishmen ready to return to the ring after surgery in November. Thoughts?

ED008   ED008
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If that is true then it is discgusting. I like heel Sheamus but he is a glorified mid carder. If they pull the trigger on that then the backlash will grow even more.

What does that say about WWE if they do that. Be the most popular wrestler in the world, be the best wrestler in the world, be someone who has reached heights of fan acceptance not seen since Steve Austin and you might just get a mid card match at best.

RealBigBear

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Do they do the WM29 match, with reversed roles?

Jables

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Sheamus could still be great if he just became mean.

He is big and aggressive, good on the mic, he looks like a star, his goody goody character is awful but make him horrible again and he would be a shoe in to face Reigns at some point.

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27 Jan 2015 16:46:24
You know something & this is not Me being stubborn after that BS. I've never said it on here but I'm not actually the biggest fan of Wrestlemania I think it's usually overhyped. I'm more of a fan of the Rumble, Hell in a Cell, TLC & MITB stuff like that. I'm more excited about NXT Revolution than any other PPV coming up. Also more excited about a contract signing between Owens & Zayn tomorrow than what Raw or smackdowns going to throw at us. I Enjoyed the Title match the other night but the Rumble was awful & it made me want to go back to just watching UFC & keep upto date with NXT. I hate wasted potential so much i'm still fuming they used the Boogeyman the other night to scare Bray when Balor has the coolest creepiest & freshest entrance in WWE! I've really took to NXT & I thought it was going to be awful but I love that Indy feel & I think that's why I watched TNA until Sting Left. People said I was mad but the talent was getting used in really great ways most of the time. Especially Bully, Styles & Airies. The Glasgow based ICW had an over the top rope Battle royal with Weapons on Sunday & there 1st cage match & it was a good looking Cage thought it would be Fencing from a building site lol. it is getting Rave reviews. I've bought tickets to Barramania at the Barrowlands the Day of Wrestlemania & I'm actually worried that the biggest show of the year won't live up to what I see earlier that day in a small crowd of 1800.

RM8   RM8
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The WWE has always been its best when they were able to take the ideas of others and rework those ideas with a luster that no one else could, to create epic matches and moments. Now though, everyone is just sitting idly by, waiting for the demented old man to die, or destroy his family's creation.

Jables

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27 Jan 2015 14:44:00
We can all sit and go back and forth over Reigns and Bryan but like Popa said earlier this is not about Daniel Bryan not winning. This whole thing is about this constant FORCING of THEIR handpicked down our throats. There are other guys it could have been, guys that the fans prefer to Reigns. Ziggler, Ambrose and Wyatt are all organically over and let's face it, better than Reigns across the board. WWE did not just jump over Bryan but 3 or 4 others that the fans prefer just so they can have their guy. I don't mind Reigns and he has potential to be a star. But not right now, his character/persona is boring, his in ring ability is either being intentionally toned down or he is not that great and he can't talk for sh*t. Apart from the look he does not have much spot on right now.

RealBigBear

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The thing that bothers me more than anyone winning or not winning the Rumble match was Vince's 'War and Peace' length, list of transgressions against wrestling. Which got capped off when the geriatric giants were made to look like beasts long enough to slothfully eliminate some of the biggest names in the company but then be reverted back to inept henchmen just in time for Reigns to be the "hero. "

Jables

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Thinking about the end of the match it would have been better when Kane and Big Show started squaring off with each other that they both inadvertently eliminated themselves rather than Reigns do it.

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27 Jan 2015 11:46:03
My main issue with WWE and creative for the past 10 years has been their insistence on telling us who will be the next top star by forcing them down our throats. It doesn't work all that happens is that fans grow to resent wrestlers that do not deserve the amount of animosity shown to them. This is compounded by their unwillingness to actually allow guys to reach the top organically. Look at the top guys of the past, Rock, Triple H, SCSA, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Macho Man. They all reached the top by connecting with the fans, either as a heel or face it was natural and seemed right for them to be in the position they were. More recently we have had Cena pushed on us as one of the best of all time (15 time world champ), Orton was so overexposed in his early career that he is considered boring by a vast majority now (I personally like his work) and now Reigns is being force feed like Cena was. The guy has talent and if allowed to grow and develop slowly and naturally he could become 'the man' just not when he is being forced on us fans. The only glimmer of hope is that they seem 100% invested in Rollins which is great, but again it's his skill in playing the sleazy heel that has driven his rise. I long for a return to listening to the audience and allowing stars to grow naturally. The whole product is too overproduced, every promo (top, top stars apart) is scripted and no ad-lib allowed and apart from a few all character growth is controlled by creative.
Rant over

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I find it both funny and sad that the WWE seems completely oblivious to the irony of having the Rock come in to try and help force feed Reigns to the masses.

Jables

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27 Jan 2015 10:36:32
Rusev vs the American Dragon dbryan at mania? It would be something new

CeeXXX

Ed08{Ed008's Note - I'd be happy with that.

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From what I have heard it is not good, its going to be Cena vs Rusev.

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27 Jan 2015 05:54:38
What happened with Axel? I didn't watch the match.

Aron   Aron
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Bray and Harper were teaming up in the ring, Axel came out and Rowan took him out in the aisle and took his place.

So Axel was claiming he wasn't eliminated.

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