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Old 12-28-21, 04:05 AM
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Another reason why Raw is unwatchable. Dolph Ziggler came to the ring at 10:10pm after WWE showed a package as to why his match with Priest was happening. Then, they went to commercials and came back at 10:15. For some fucking reason, they decided to run a package of Liv Morgan and Becky Lynch that lasted 10 minutes. Then they went back to commercials. They come back to show an interview with Priest at 10:30 and after 2 minutes, they finally introduced Damien Priest. The match started at 10:34 and they went back to commercials. Then at 10:37 we are back to the match, one in which the crowd is completely dead
Not being antagonistic, just genuinely curious, you post regularly about how terrible WWE is, which I always completely agree with. What keeps you coming back? I canít stomach any of it.
Old 12-28-21, 07:02 AM
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Not being antagonistic, just genuinely curious, you post regularly about how terrible WWE is, which I always completely agree with. What keeps you coming back? I canít stomach any of it.
I'm not going to waste three hours of time watching RAW when I can DVR it and only watch the watchable parts or watch the condensed version(minus commercials) on Hulu.
Old 12-29-21, 12:40 PM
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I avoided reading this in full until after the holidays were over but man, I won't lie, it brought me to tears. Plus an WWE/AEW crossover at the end:

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/po...-wrestling-aew
As someone the same age as Brodie Lee, with 2 kids about the same age as his, and who lost his own dad at age 10, this was predictably gutting. I will admit that she almost lost me when she called the New Day and the Usos the two greatest tag teams of all time, but I guess that's not really the point.
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Re: The 2021 Pro Wrestling Thread.

Toni Storm has been released by WWE
Old 12-29-21, 05:38 PM
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Or she asked for her release. Considering how they used her, I could believe either way.
Old 12-29-21, 05:38 PM
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Superstar Billy Graham has signed a 5-year contract with the WWE despite his failing health issues.
Old 12-30-21, 01:23 PM
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Re: The 2021 Pro Wrestling Thread.

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Or she asked for her release. Considering how they used her, I could believe either way.
Word is that she asked for it. It was not "budget cuts"

No word as to what exactly spurred this. She was in a program with Charlotte and worked a triple threat with her and Sasha the night before without incident.
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Word is that she asked for it. It was not "budget cuts"

No word as to what exactly spurred this. She was in a program with Charlotte and worked a triple threat with her and Sasha the night before without incident.
Apparently, Toni wasn't happy with the direction of her character after the feud with Charlotte. Basically, Toni saw the writing on the wall in that the feud with Charlotte is just a placeholder until the road to Wrestlemania begins and then she gets demoted and flounders in the women's division, like it has happened to many in the company.

I think it's very clear that everyone, specially female talent, have more chances of career progress outside of WWE right now.
Old 12-30-21, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Hazel Motes View Post
Not being antagonistic, just genuinely curious, you post regularly about how terrible WWE is, which I always completely agree with. What keeps you coming back? I canít stomach any of it.
There's basically 2 reasons. First one, is that I have friends that work in the company. Second, is what a lot of people in the business call the sickness. It doesn't matter how bad it is, for some reason, I still need to watch wrestling in general. It happened back when WCW was the shits and it still does with WWE who's been pretty horrible for at least the majority of the past 15 years. I don't watch with as much detail as I used to, but I will keep it in the background unless. I got multiple TVs in my mancave, so I can still catch NBA games or MNF while watching Raw.
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Old 12-31-21, 08:26 AM
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The sad thing is I think the Nitro's in the dying days of WCW were much better TV than what Raw/Smackdown is today.
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Old 12-31-21, 11:54 AM
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The sad thing is I think the Nitro's in the dying days of WCW were much better TV than what Raw/Smackdown is today.
You're probably right.
Old 12-31-21, 11:58 AM
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Superstar Billy Graham has signed a 5-year contract with the WWE despite his failing health issues.
Really? It must be a marketing deal based on what he did in the 70's. He was one heck of a dominant figure in the 70's. By the 80's his body started breaking down and it was over. I didn't see him wrestle until his comeback with the WWF in the mid 80's, and he could barely move. I didn't understand what the big deal about him was - Vince didn't show clips of Graham when he was at his best, so the younger fans like me had no idea.

If this were 5 or 10 years ago I'd think Vince was going to do a DVD/Blu Ray set, but apparently they won't be doing that anymore, so??? T-shirts? Action figures? Something like that, probably.
Old 12-31-21, 01:37 PM
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Might be its to help pay his medical bills.

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