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Random Wrestling Thoughts (Part 2)

  • 01-04-2019 3:53pm
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    Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 41,568 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Lord TSC


    Old thread here.


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 48,836 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Necro


    Seems appropriate to open the new thread :P

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,864 ✭✭✭ Nerdkiller1991


    Ayyy, maybe I'll post here now.

    I won't.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,454 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Oooh, shiny new thread


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭ sky88




  • Registered Users Posts: 26,454 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    With the way they've treated Asuka on the main roster, I want Kairi to stay on NXT


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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,548 ✭✭✭✭ J. Marston


    CastorTroy wrote: »
    With the way they've treated Asuka on the main roster, I want Kairi to stay on NXT

    It's a gimmick that could die a quick death on the main roster but she's likeable enough to pull it off and her English is a bit better than Asuka's.

    Also, Random Wrasslin' > Random Wrestling.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,290 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    J. Marston wrote: »
    It's a gimmick that could die a quick death on the main roster but she's likeable enough to pull it off and her English is a bit better than Asuka's.

    Also, Random Wrasslin' > Random Wrestling.

    I really don't see how asuka's poor English actually hurt her. It's how she is booked that's the problem. She didn't speak much in nxt but she used to throw these looks at her opponents that used to say more than any promo could. Kairi, Io, and Xia li all have better English than Asuka but then they are all younger than asuka, and even if asuka was better at speaking English she's supposed to have a very thick accent when speaking to the point where nakamura said it's hard for him to understand asuka when she speaks Japanese.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,548 ✭✭✭✭ J. Marston


    Itssoeasy wrote: »
    I really don't see how asuka's poor English actually hurt her. It's how she is booked that's the problem. She didn't speak much in nxt but she used to throw these looks at her opponents that used to say more than any promo could. Kairi, Io, and Xia li all have better English than Asuka but then they are all younger than asuka, and even if asuka was better at speaking English she's supposed to have a very thick accent when speaking to the point where nakamura said it's hard for him to understand asuka when she speaks Japanese.

    I think it did. Becky for instance, underdog promos were a big part in the crowd getting behind her initially, fans were able to connect. That's off the table for Asuka because of those fúcking "What?" chants. Fans like her but it's hard to build a worthwhile feud when the main roster is all promo, promo, promo and fans are too thick or impatient to listen through an accent.

    I'd love if they just leaned into it and have her rant in angry Japanese because it sounds cool. Kinda related, someone posted this the other day on Reddit highlighting her awesome NXT run...

    https://streamable.com/0ecxd

    "It's mine."

    Think how good you have to be to go on a 914 day unbeaten streak, mowing through divisions and the casual fans and the internet love it and don't complain about "over-pushed" and "burying people"?!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,598 ✭✭✭ RollieFingers


    For anyone looking to kick Mania week off a little early, the first batch of shows begin tonight. Highlights include Santino Marella & Colt Cabana taking on the Heavenly Bodies, Billy Gunn in action, Swoggle vs Dan Maff in a street fight, a Chris Masters Masterlock Open Challenge and the much anticipated reformation of Stars and Stripes, the team of Buff Bagwell and the Patriot :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭ sky88


    God i love the randomness that goes on at mania week with the indies


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,290 ✭✭✭✭ gerrybbadd


    For anyone looking to kick Mania week off a little early, the first batch of shows begin tonight. Highlights include Santino Marella & Colt Cabana taking on the Heavenly Bodies, Billy Gunn in action, Swoggle vs Dan Maff in a street fight, a Chris Masters Masterlock Open Challenge and the much anticipated reformation of Stars and Stripes, the team of Buff Bagwell and the Patriot :P
    By who?:P


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,436 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    gerrybbadd wrote: »
    By who?:P

    Buff Bagwell i imagine... man needs a paycheck


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭ sky88


    Loughc wrote: »
    Buff Bagwell i imagine... man needs a paycheck

    Isnt he an escort or at least was for a time


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,454 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    I thought Santino was forced into retirement due to injury. Or is that just in WWE and he's ignoring advice?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭ sky88


    i totally heard worse promos than these from wrestlers over the years

    https://twitter.com/FallonTonight/status/1113774515128020993


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,598 ✭✭✭ RollieFingers


    Turns out Dan Maff defeated Swoggle in the street fight by wrapping Swoggle's head up in a step-stool and forcing him to quit :D Santino and Colt got the win, there was also a Bird Box match, in which both participants and the referee were blindfolded. Still trying to find out if Stars and Stripes made a victorious return!

    There's loads on today, including Session Moth Martina making an appearance, Swoggle VS Scott Steiner and Eddie Kingston VS Shinjiro Otani. Pick of Thursday's offering for me though is Impact United We Stand. Johnny Impact has been added to what should be an entertaining Ultimate X match, Callihan and Jimmy Havoc in Monster's Ball, more Impact VS Lucha Underground, and the Lucha Bros against RVD and Sabu!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,610 ✭✭✭✭ ERG89


    Hornswoggle faces Scott Steiner and Nick Gage this weekend so spare a thought for him.


    Anyway I wanted to post this classic WCW moment which that I was reminded of listening to an old Keep it 2000



  • Registered Users Posts: 48,891 ✭✭✭✭ Lithium93_


    Was it ever revealed who threw the pie in Kevin Owens face, or was it just a random one-off throwaway gag.


  • Registered Users Posts: 242 ✭✭ Ali Bomaye


    Well Bloodsport absolutely ruled. Smiled the whole way through Suzuki v Barnett, an incredible match. A show and match that are going to take some beating.
    Other shows on this weekend I'm going to watch are the Wrestlecon Supershow, Rev Pro, NXT, G1 Supercard, Spring Break part II & I'll get round to Mania at some point.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,959 Jaelynn Hallowed Earache


    Howard Finkel not looking hectic. They can't live forever I suppose

    https://twitter.com/bruceprichard/status/1113884517964632064?s=19


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭ sky88


    Seeing him in a wheelchair is very sad but I don’t think I’ve seen a picture of him in years so hopefully ion the mend somewhat


  • Registered Users Posts: 894 ✭✭✭ cian68


    Watching HBK undertaker Wrestlemania 25. The dive with camera man Snuka is still terrifiying in case you were wondering. Wincing and cringing on every replay


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,598 ✭✭✭ RollieFingers


    Ali Bomaye wrote: »
    Well Bloodsport absolutely ruled. Smiled the whole way through Suzuki v Barnett, an incredible match. A show and match that are going to take some beating.
    Other shows on this weekend I'm going to watch are the Wrestlecon Supershow, Rev Pro, NXT, G1 Supercard, Spring Break part II & I'll get round to Mania at some point.

    Just saw it, unbelievable :D Lunatics, love Suzuki.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭ sky88


    Just watching mania 17 and dear god heyman was such a phenomenal commentator wish he had of stayed on it longer


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,290 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    sky88 wrote: »
    Just watching mania 17 and dear god heyman was such a phenomenal commentator wish he had of stayed on it longer

    Yeah he and JR had a great dynamic on commentary.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,454 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Has anyone told Vince they're inducting an AEW employee into the HoF?


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,290 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    CastorTroy wrote: »
    Has anyone told Vince they're inducting an AEW employee into the HoF?

    The bigger question is does Vince actually know what AEW is ? The company of WWE obviously do but I’m asking does Vince know.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,891 ✭✭✭✭ Lithium93_


    Itssoeasy wrote: »
    The bigger question is does Vince actually know what AEW is ? The company of WWE obviously do but I’m asking does Vince know.

    I'd be 92% certain that Vince definitely knows what AEW is.


  • Registered Users Posts: 149 ✭✭ dusty bin


    Reading the article about Becky on the Irish times site. Didn’t realize she’s related to fidelma from glenroe.

    Any other wrestlers with famous relations?


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,746 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Insect Overlord


    dusty bin wrote: »
    Any other wrestlers with famous relations?

    Cody and...












    Goldust


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