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24 Mar 2020 12:27:38
Hope everyone is safe and taking care of themselves.
I am really split in deciding whether they are doing the right thing in continuing the shows at the performance centre with no crowds and that they still intend to go ahead with Mania.

On the one hand, it is good to see some wrestling no matter how weird the context, but on the other, wrestling by it's nature has more contact than almost any other sport.

Yes, live sport of any kind is a welcome diversion and the split of Mania over 2 days is intriguing, but surely WWE must put the health of their employees first.
I just can't see Mania taking place on the advertised date if at all.
Maybe in August when Summerslam is due the Mania card could take place.

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12 Mar 2020 20:27:41
At long last. The Bulldog finally gets into the Hall of Fame.
Not before time.

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25 Feb 2020 21:51:18
Now that Samoan Joe has been suspended for 30 days, the Owens and Orton confrontation makes more sense.
3 way match between Orton, Owens and Rollins at Mania?
Another likely match is Black and Styles which will have it's first outing on Raw next Monday.
I think the Fiend an Bryant isn't over yet and for some reason, I think we may have a Cena and Goldberg match.
Not too sure who Reigns will be facing. Hope it isn't Corbin, but wouldn't be surprised.
Mind you, that is if Fury decides to give Corbin his throne back!

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27 Feb 2020 14:29:55
AJ is going to be facing taker mate and it's going to be reigns v the fiend, all at mainia, wwe has no match planned for Cena yet.

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03 Mar 2020 15:14:30
Still not 100% certain Styles won't face Black at Mania, unless Taker stops Styles getting the win at Elimination Chamber.
We now know the Fiend will face Cena with Reigns facing Goldberg.

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21 Feb 2020 17:16:30
doesn't anyone think that it should be taker v the fiend at mainia rather than reigns it makes sense and it would make the fiend even more over beating and retiring taker, with the fiend taking his place a the wwe supernatural entity.

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22 Feb 2020 20:03:19
I'd wait and use that match to officially retire taker.

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19 Feb 2020 00:12:18
A few locked in matches that I can see happening at Wrestlemania as we’re gradually getting a bit closer.

Brock Lesnar vs Drew McIntyre wwe title
The Fiend Bray Wyatt vs Roman Reigns Universal title
Rhea Ripley vs Charlotte Flair NXT women’s title - confirmed.
Becky Lynch vs Shayna Baszler Raw womens title
I can see them having a fatal four way for the United states title, Andrade vs Humberto Carrillo vs Angel Garza vs Rey Mysterio and maybe even Ricochet too to make it a five way. Then same could even be said for the Intercontinental title which would be Braun Strowman vs Shinsuke Nakamura vs Cesaro vs Sami Zayn then maybe Daniel Bryan too if he’s not booked for anything else.
Randy Orton vs Edge
John Cena vs Elias
Undertaker vs AJ Styles
Then of course the men’s and women’s battle royals
Then Smackdown women’s title, raw tag titles, smackdown tag titles, women’s tag titles whatever they decide to do with them.

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21 Feb 2020 17:18:27
King Corbin v kings of kings HHH has got happen at mainia.

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08 Feb 2020 11:41:41
PS and don't get me started on Goldberg and The Fiend.

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08 Feb 2020 10:44:04
The pendulum has swung back and now RAW is by far a superior product to Smackdown.
The trouble with Smackdown is that the show doesn't know what it is or what it wants.
It starts the same each week with an overlong mic section which ill result in a usually pointless match later.
The stupid Sheamus against anyone short matches, the pantomime villainy of Corbin, the women can't hold a candle to those on RAW and NXT, the return of Reigns as an unbeatable force similar to Cena at his worst, it goes on and on.
The only shining light the Bryan/ Wyatt rivalry.
I dare say that Fox said what they expected for a family show and the writers and following these expectations. It just doesn't work.
Both RAW and especially NXT knock Smackdown out of the park at the moment.

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23 Jan 2020 18:25:25
Days before the Royal rumble and I can already give a guess at what I reckon a few of the matches at Wrestlemania will be, Bayley vs Sasha Banks for the SD women's title, Becky Lynch vs Shayna Baszler for the Raw women's title, Bray Wyatt as the Fiend vs Roman Reigns Universal title, Brock Lesner vs Drew McIntyre WWE title and for some reason I'm thinking Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy vs AOP for the Raw tag titles.

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25 Jan 2020 12:05:20
I suspect they will drag out Bryan and the Fiend until Mania. I also think they will leave the Bayley Banks fall out until Summerslam.
If Rousey makes a come back in the Rumble, she will be in one of the women's matches, probably against Bayley.
Last 2 standing in the Rumble will be McIntyre and Orton and I agree that it is likely to be McIntyre and Lesnar, unless the decide to repeat a match with Valasquez for viewing figures.
Too early to break up the Rollins alliance so I think they will lose to the Vikings at Mania.
I know it is extremely unlikely, but how about a surprise entry in the Rumble - C. M. Punk?

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07 Dec 2019 11:48:33
At one stage Finn Balor was seen as the future of the WWE and his persona of the Demon was only seen on special occasions. A combination of unfortunate injuries, bad booking and a lack of size put pay to Balor.
The idea hasn't gone. Enter Bray Wyatt and the Fiend. With Wyatt facing The Miz as himself at TLC, I suspect that the Balor blue print is back in place, but with a larger and more charismatic model.
Expect to see the Fiend less often.

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16 Nov 2019 11:28:14
The current apathy with WWE can be seen everywhere. The empty seats at venues, the falling viewing figures and even the lack of activity on this site. The question is why this apathy exists.
There has never been such an athletic group of wrestlers than now and with the money from the Network and Fox means that the coffers have never been so full before.
But. There has never been such a bland group of wrestlers either. It has now got to the stage where WWE have to alter the negative crowd reaction to the 'Face of the Company' Seth Rollins.
It is so easy to see the Attitude Era through rose tinted glasses, but the crowd reaction to the entrances of those wrestlers from the shattered glass of Austin to those of the Rock, Taker, Michaels, HHH and Edge would have the crowd on their feet immediately. There is nothing comparable in immediate excitement today, nor in the charisma each of these had.
It is no wonder that AEW are so invested in Jericho as he is still everything that the WWE now lacks.
Where is the couldn't care less attitude of Austin, the cockiness of the Rock, the aura of the Undertaker? It is something when the most charismatic character now is not a wrestler but is Paul Heyman.
A lot of the problem now is that the writing is wrestling by numbers and there is nothing new and original.
Take some risks and let the wresters of the leash and who knows. We may get another Auston 3:16 moment.

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05 Nov 2019 21:19:38
I suspect that the WWE might have had a bit of luck with the technical failure that stranded half their wrestlers in Saudi last week.
Because? At long last NXT had a stage to shine, and shine they did.
Not only have they now got something different for Survivor Series, but WWE were able to deliver a kick in the teeth to NXT's main rival AEW.
HHH managed to sell NXT as a genuine rival to both RAW and Smackdown and surely the writing team can't mess up this glorious opportunity to shake things up.
You would hope so.

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05 Nov 2019 21:19:38
I suspect that the WWE might have had a bit of luck with the technical failure that stranded half their wrestlers in Saudi last week.
Because? At long last NXT had a stage to shine, and shine they did.
Not only have they now got something different for Survivor Series, but WWE were able to deliver a kick in the teeth to NXT's main rival AEW.
HHH managed to sell NXT as a genuine rival to both RAW and Smackdown and surely the writing team can't mess up this glorious opportunity to shake things up.
You would hope so.

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07 Oct 2019 21:03:26
There is justifiable uproar about the terrible end of the Rollins/ Fiend match. But who is really surprised?
The WWE has never really known what to do with Wyatt and Rollins keeps getting backed despite his popularity falling. It was clear last year that Rollins is not capable of being the face of the company.
With the echoes of the boos and AEW chants still ringing in his ears, even Vince must know he messed up.
They have got to stick the title on the Fiend before the next PPV, hope people forget that awful match and ride Wyatt's popularity.
They learnt this the hard way with Bryant and Lynch.

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05 Oct 2019 16:45:23
That was more than harsh on Kofi.
He has defended his title well and with class but was chucked away in less than 5 seconds.
I know Fox want a big name champion, but he deserved far better than that.

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21 Sep 2019 11:47:44
Having a little think about what will happen with Smackdown going to be broadcast on Fox.
The big announcement is that Lesnar will be facing Kingston on Fox's debut. There is no way that Lesnar will lose this - Fox will want the biggest name as a draw and unfortunately that ain't Kofi.
Then what? Fox will want a credible challengers so welcome to Smackdown Strowman and Reigns will stay.
I think Lynch will move as well.
I can also see Ricochet move to have aa quality smaller man feud with Styles.
With Fox, will Smackdown become the flagship show?

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01 Oct 2019 13:42:02
From what I've read you have hit the nail. On the head. The only problem is fox are due to loose millions of usa customer due to a disagreement with provider.
Also fox using subliminal messages to promote the new show.

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16 Sep 2019 16:10:00
Not too sure what to make of Night of Champions.
On the plus side, Lynch/ Banks and Kingston/ Orton were good matches and Wyatt's contribution was short but very sweet.
The rest? Average at best. Rowan proved he can't hold his end up in a big solo outing. Strowman was given yet another shot without success, Styles just seemed to be there for the sake of it, Miz/ Nakamura is obviously mid-feud and Bayle/ Flair weren't given the same chance to shine as the other women's title match.
While they weren't great matches, I am pleased we have the tag team champs we do.
Overall, give the whole thing C-.

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06 Sep 2019 21:59:55
Well that went well haha, Becky and Charlotte vs Bayley and Sasha just been announced for Monday’s Raw so I guess that’s not going to happen at hell in a cell, though I suppose my outlook has the titles stipulation on that match, ahh well you never know.

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07 Sep 2019 12:41:46
It was a good call and just because it is announced for RAW, it doesn't mean it won't happen at HIAC.
I'm sure it will be inconclusive on RAW and repeated at least one more time.
What is interesting is to see who will be the heels. Bayley is undergoing a heel turn and with Sasha and Charlotte, it is looking a bit unbalanced.
I anticipate a singles match with Lynch against either Bayley or Banks. It will end with aa double team on Becky and Charlotte comes down to make the save leading to a grudging respect and the beginning of a face turn.

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05 Sep 2019 16:46:13
A little bit of the Bubbly.

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04 Sep 2019 22:17:19
I’m thinking this Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Charlotte Flair malarkey will end up being Becky and Charlotte vs Sasha and Bayley at hell in a cell with the winners holding the women’s titles which I reckon before the match would be Becky (raw) and Charlotte (smackdown) as champions. And during that match or after the match, Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke arrive and attack all four of them in which we end up getting Becky, Charlotte, Sasha and Bayley vs Ronda, Shayna, Marina and Jessamyn at maybe Survivor Series or Wrestlemania 36.

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04 Sep 2019 07:25:27
Evening gents. Been a while since I have posted on here. Good to see some old faces still active.

I have been watching a lot of mid - late 90's wrestling ppvs over the past few months and it got me thinking. HBK is widely referred to as 'Mr wrestlemania'. So who are other with regards to the 3 other main ppvs?

For me, without question, my all time faviorate Bret Hart is 'Mr Summerslam'. The quality of matches he has had at the ppv is tremendous, in particular his IC title match against Mr Perfect at SS 91 (one of my top 3 matches of all time) and again the following year against Bulldog to headline the event at Wembley. His match with Owen at SS 94 complete a trio of terrific matches.

The only other real clear one I could think of was The Rock as 'Mr Survivor Series'. Debuting at the ppv and standing as the sole survivor, winning deadly games, winning the WWE v WCW match during the invasion then making a return to the ring after 7 years out at survivor series 2011.

I'm sure there will be loads of opinions and arguments for and against. All just a bit of fun.

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07 Sep 2019 12:32:41
Nice to see you again.
Interesting one this. I never really understood why HBK was Mr Wrestlemania when the Undertaker's record blew everyone else out of the water.
I fully agree with you about Bret for Summerslam and then it gets a bit tricky.
I always associate the Rumble with Stone Cold and besides that, I really can't think anyone.
Mind you, I will always link Titus O'Neil with the Greatest Royal Rumble - the best entry to a ring, or under a ring, of all time.

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07 Sep 2019 17:27:19
I was the same with HBK and Mania mate but if memory serves me right, HBK got the tag or Mr Wrestlemania before the steak was really highlighted.

I suppose SCSA has to be Mr Royal Rumble as he has the record but there has been some cracking moments at the ppv, like the Titus trip as you mentioned 😂.

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07 Sep 2019 17:27:19
I was the same with HBK and Mania mate but if memory serves me right, HBK got the tag or Mr Wrestlemania before the steak was really highlighted.

I suppose SCSA has to be Mr Royal Rumble as he has the record but there has been some cracking moments at the ppv, like the Titus trip as you mentioned 😂.

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07 Sep 2019 17:27:19
I was the same with HBK and Mania mate but if memory serves me right, HBK got the tag or Mr Wrestlemania before the steak was really highlighted.

I suppose SCSA has to be Mr Royal Rumble as he has the record but there has been some cracking moments at the ppv, like the Titus trip as you mentioned 😂.

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22 Aug 2019 17:22:51
Does any one know what's happened to Lars Sullivan? he was meant to be the next big thing. I know he's had some personal issues and also been in trouble but haven't seen him in wwe in ages.

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22 Aug 2019 20:45:19
He has done his knee in and is thought to be out for at least 6 months.

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09 Aug 2019 15:47:33
I am not going to do a whole card prediction for Summerslam, but this is what I hope the fall out will be.
Rollins is no longer considered as the main contender for the title.
Lesnar needs a big man to lose to and for me this has to be Strowman. Let NcIntyre have his reputation rebuilt and a feud for the title between the two could be fantastic.
Shane McMahon disappears without trace.
Wyatt to crush Balor who is taking time off anyway. He can return in a couple of months as the Demon takes on the Fiend.
We don't see Goldberg anymore.
Lynch has a future feud with Banks.
Please find something to do with Aleister Black. Wouldn't mind seeing a short feud with Andrade.
Reigns to take the title from Kingston and then a feud with Bryan.
Let Ricochet continue with Styles for a while longer.
And how can you have the second biggest show of the year without any tag teams? Goldberg is there. Trish is there. McMahon is there, but no New Day, Usos, Bryan and Rowan, OC etc?
Please make tag teams relevant again.

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07 Aug 2019 10:30:05
Hi guys not posted in over 2 years! Just wanted to see if people would think this idea would work. Let's say Daniel Bryan and Rowan are the attackers on Reigns, Reigns and Samoa Joe then enter a feud with the 2, then after a couple of weeks Harper returns and has a 3 on 2 advantage, the Usos then help which gives them a 4 on 3 advantage, until Bryan recruits Heavy Machinery who need to be repackaged for any kind of push, they look like they could fit in with the whole Bryan bearded crew and this could be an interested faction feud. I know Harper is running down his contract but do people think this could work? Probably dreaming I know!

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17 Aug 2019 13:18:14
Quite an interesting idea there, Heelsam. But would that ever cross their minds? I can only imagine how huge that will be for the WWE universe and the stars involved.

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07 Aug 2019 10:30:05
Hi guys not posted in over 2 years! Just wanted to see if people would think this idea would work. Let's say Daniel Bryan and Rowan are the attackers on Reigns, Reigns and Samoa Joe then enter a feud with the 2, then after a couple of weeks Harper returns and has a 3 on 2 advantage, the Usos then help which gives them a 4 on 3 advantage, until Bryan recruits Heavy Machinery who need to be repackaged for any kind of push, they look like they could fit in with the whole Bryan bearded crew and this could be an interested faction feud. I know Harper is running down his contract but do people think this could work? Probably dreaming I know!

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07 Aug 2019 11:31:49
If the WWE want to promote new stables then I can definitely see a Samoan team emerging which would have the when will Joe turn on the others element. Not too easy to see who could logically join Bryan and Rowan as it looks like Harper is on his way out. I suspect the likes of McIntyre might be used once the Shane debacle has finally played out.
A more appealing opposing team may well be the OC with Balor being added. I know they are currently involved with the New Day, but with the wild cards I don't see why they all can't feud with each other.
Heavy Machinery are an interesting one. The Viking Raiders are just as lost at the moment. It may be that a feud between the 2 would sort out both teams problems.

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30 Jul 2019 11:44:30
There has long been a question of who could be the face of the company to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Austin, The Rock, Taker, HBK, HHH, Cena etc.
It is becoming increasingly clearer that Rollins is not the answer.
His mic work seems to be getting worse and is becoming whiney. His wrestling seems to have suffered as a result of the increased responsibility and the crowd chanting one more time as Lesnar manhandled him last night shows his popularity has dwindled.
Who to take over?
I am afraid there is only one clear candidate and that is Reigns. Nott my favourite wrestler by any stretch of the imagination, but genuinely can't see anyone else.

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04 Aug 2019 09:21:55
Totally agree but the WWE seem to have put all their eggs in one basket.
I'm not saying he could be the face of the company but I wish they'd push Owens and handle him properly. He's perfect for the Austin role, a badass that will fight anyone and pretty much do what he wants.
The biggest gripe I have with WWE is their refusal to let heels win clean, sometimes life isn't fair and very often the bad guys do win.

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17 Jul 2019 22:48:16
I can see this happening at Summerslam, Bray Wyatt as the fiend beats Finn Balor as the demon most likely. Then I can see Bray attacking Randy Orion in his match against Kofi and costing him the wwe title to set up Bray’s next feud.

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20 Jul 2019 17:38:13
Orton*.

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06 Jul 2019 15:00:30
Surely not.
Rumours are flying around that there is a Sting/ Taker match in the offing.
Sting is 60 with a more than bad back and Taker is looking older than his 54 years.
This has a Saudi Arabia match written all over it but it is a complete farce.
No lessons learned from the Goldberg/ Taker fiasco.
Sting and Taker are 2 of the all time greats and deserve to be treated as such, not paraded before us so we can watch them physically falling to bits.
I can understand people wanting to say they saw the greats, but the best thing about Taker for quite a few years now has been his eternally awesome ring entrance.
Let them come to the ring to speak a few words and people will go home happy. What will not make true fans happy is seeing these 2 great men so reduced and their legacies being thrown into the bin.
They both deserve so much more.

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29 Jul 2019 16:21:27
I'd love to see it providing they did it correctly. Big entrances, plenty of Pyro and dry ice. They both rattle off their moves of doom, random tag team/ singles stars come in upset about their lack of opportunities, match called off taker and sting clear house, finishing the match with a show of respect. No legacies tarnished, Saudi prince's are happy, fans are happy and wwe/ performers get a decent pay day!

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02 Jul 2019 13:54:51
That was the first RAW I have been bothered to watch for quite a while now, and it wasn't too bad.
I wanted to see if Heyman's influence could be seen and the Strowman/ Lashley match had him written all over it, as did Styles/ Richochet.
I know it is early days and that there is no way that either ECW or the Attitude Era will return.
It also depends how far Vince will allow Heyman to come of the leash, but it does hold some promise.
Let's see how Bischoff manages to do on his first Smackdown now.

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03 Jul 2019 14:57:02
Apparently Bischoff isn’t taking over Smackdown till after extreme rules.

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04 Jul 2019 09:21:57
Actually, that has to be the best Raw episode I have watched in months. A really welcome dev from Vince I think.

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04 Jul 2019 12:28:15
That makes sense Red Raw as Smackdown was exactly the same as it always is, decent but no more than that.

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09 Jul 2019 10:17:16
Seems my optimism may have been a tad misplaced. That was one of the worst RAWs I have ever seen.

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19 Jun 2019 18:10:26
What is the point in WWE pretending to have 2 different brands in RAW and Smackdown any more?
The stupid wild card appearances seem to mean wall to wall coverage of certain wrestlers and Shane McMahon on both shows while others don't get a look in.
When was the last time Black, Balor, Rusev, Andrade, Gable, Benjamin, Nakamura, Roode etc etc actually had a meaningful match?
After seeing the reaction that Moxley has received since he left and the way Shane McMahon has somehow become a central figure, I can only imagine the number of wrestlers asking to be released.
AEW must be rubbing their hands together in anticipation.

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22 Jun 2019 07:58:29
I’ve pretty much given up on Raw and Smackdown, only read the results now, maybe a YouTube clip. I have the network, but that’s only for NXT.
Can’t wait for AEW to start their weekly show, heard it's going to be on itv, which is a bargain for us UK wrestling fans. Once that starts I’ll probably cancel the network and just read results.

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08 Jun 2019 17:13:11
For some reason I decided to watch Supershowdown last night 🙈🙈 now I've been a wrestling fan for many years and to see The Undertaker and Goldberg do what the did last night was upsetting, these 2 are legends from my Childhood and they should never of been in the ring last night!
Vince really has to step aside, I believe some of the current talents is better than the Attitude Era but they are ruining them!

Wondered if anyone else had watched and their thoughts?

My first post 👍🏻👍🏻.

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09 Jun 2019 20:44:23
I didn't watch it but I have heard that the Taker/ Goldberg match was botched more than once.
I have said it before, but it is incredibly sad watching wrestlers way past their best being wheeled out just so an audience can say they saw them. These 2 have the best ring entrances which is really what people want to see. The wrestling is so piss poor.
It's not just this though. What on earth are they doing with Shane McMahon?
I'm with you on this. Vince is convinced that style will win out over substance and that big names are all people want.
The talent is there, but the direction isn't.

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10 Jun 2019 20:15:19
Yeah the taker/ goldberg match was probably the worst match I’ve ever seen in 30 years of watching wrestling.

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