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The 2016 Pro Wrestling Thread

SmackDown moves to the USA Network on Thursday, January 7th. The 2016 WWE Royal Rumble will be held on Sunday January 24, 2016 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
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Smackdown could start airing on Kate Upton's ass and I wouldn't watch it. The idea of watching a show lesser than RAW is pretty fucking hilarious when you think about it.
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WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Roman Reigns

WWE Intercontinental Championship
Dean Ambrose

WWE United States Championship
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WWE Tag Team Championship
The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods)

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TNA World Tag Team Championship
The Wolves (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards)

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Cracked.com did a pretty good article stating 5 reasons why WWE is in the crapper right now.
http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reason...how-to-fix-it/

Not a lot new that we haven't discussed here before. Still, WWE should pay attention to an article like this to improve their product, but I doubt the will since Vince won't change his ways.
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The Styles/Nakamura match from WrestleKingdom will probably be my moty for the majority of the year. Just incredibly outstanding.
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My God. If anyone is wondering why the ratings are shit please see Ziggler vs Slater. And 4 curtain jerkers got together and of course got zero crowd reaction.

Poor zig. He was world champ and loses to Slater via schoolboy.
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Is the Wyatt family beating up Big Show and Ryback supposed to make them get heel heat? Cause fans are going to cheer that shit.
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Is the Wyatt family beating up Big Show and Ryback supposed to make them get heel heat? Cause fans are going to cheer that shit.
Doesn't matter. Bray looses every PPV. I'm over the Wyatts until they actually do something.
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All kinds of reports that WWE signed AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows and Nakamura.
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<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WhS4ZDnRqJQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I just saw this trending on Facebook. 17 years ago day, Hogan won the WCW World Title from Kevin Nash with the infamous "Fingerpoke of Doom."
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Same night this happened and that video and this title switch was the events that led to WWF beating WCW in the Monday Night Wars

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All kinds of reports that WWE signed AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows and Nakamura.
Part of me would love to see AJ in WWE but yet I worry that they'll do something to fuck over his character. He'd be good in NXT at least but not sure I trust WWE handling him properly on Raw or Smackdown!
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Part of me would love to see AJ in WWE but yet I worry that they'll do something to fuck over his character. He'd be good in NXT at least but not sure I trust WWE handling him properly on Raw or Smackdown!
He'll probably wind-up in Heath Slater's new stable.
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I missed the end of Raw after Roman won the match and didn't hear the stipulation for the Royal Rumble match. In theory, it sounds cool that Roman has to defend the title. Logically, it's complete bullshit. If Vince followed any type of logic on his storylines, he would have to assume that to make this thing believable, every single heel on the Rumble would join forces and take Roman out first. Being this Vince's idea, I can only expect the biggest clustefuck this side of the WCW Tower of Doom match.
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If Vince followed any type of logic on his storylines, he would have to assume that to make this thing believable, every single heel on the Rumble would join forces and take Roman out first.
Why would they need to take Roman out first? The Rumble is basically a free-for-all. Roman doesn't have an advantage over any other participant. Last man standing wins the title.
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All kinds of reports that WWE signed AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows and Nakamura.
man I hope not. There has been more great talent in WWE in the last couple years than theres been since the 80's, but you'd never know it from watching the product. WWE would be a pay upgrade and a quality of work downgrade for Styles.
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They certainly wouldn't be able to use the politically incorrect name the Bullet Club so they'd probably rename them the Balloon Club.
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Styles is getting old, this is his last chance to make big money so he would be dumb to turn the opportunity down. Kind of interesting that they hired back a CM Punk guy in Gallows.
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I see a heel turn coming for Balor although him going against Styles could be amazing. I fear they're going to bloat NXT and take it to 2 hours. I think they have the talent for that length of show but they'd over work the filler.

edit: no Tama Tonga? He's one that I've been looking forward to coming over. Such a unique look and the obvious heritage.

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My God. If anyone is wondering why the ratings are shit please see Ziggler vs Slater. And 4 curtain jerkers got together and of course got zero crowd reaction.

Poor zig. He was world champ and loses to Slater via schoolboy.
I would love to know what Ziggler did to get in Vince's doghouse. I've never seen anyone get pissed on as much as Ziggler does. The sad thing is the IWC loves the guy and he would be over the moon if WWE would use him in the correct way.
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Likely that VKM thinks Ziggler is being disloyal or non-committed to the business since he has a fledgling standup comedy career.
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Ziggler has no personality. He was at his best when he was managed by Vicky and feuding with Edge. Since then he's shown me nothing. He's talented in the ring but like Shawn Michaels said, is he trying to be Billy Gunn or Michaels himself? He would be better off in the independents where personality isn't that important.

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