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06-04-2020, 23:07   #1906
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Someone said 21 doesn't get the love it deserves sometimes.

19 and 21 are probably the two best WrestleManias for me, and both are better than 17.
19 is my fav. 30 was fairly good too.
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07-04-2020, 01:30   #1907
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Random(-ish) wrestling thought.

After watching the Broken Skull Sessions interviews, a selection of Table For 3, and the choice picks of WWE 24 (especially the docs on Kurt Angle and Finn Balor) I want to give wrestling a go when these social restrictions are lifted. I'm probably too old and too green to make it big, but I am still young and fit enough to take the first few steps on the ladder. I've been a fan since I was a kid, practising moves with my brother, but I won't ever know if I'm utterly hopeless unless I try it properly sometime.
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07-04-2020, 01:34   #1908
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Random(-ish) wrestling thought.

After watching the Broken Skull Sessions interviews, a selection of Table For 3, and the choice picks of WWE 24 (especially the docs on Kurt Angle and Finn Balor) I want to give wrestling a go when these social restrictions are lifted. I'm probably too old and too green to make it big, but I am still young and fit enough to take the first few steps on the ladder. I've been a fan since I was a kid, practising moves with my brother, but I won't ever know if I'm utterly hopeless unless I try it properly sometime.
DDP made his wrestling debut at 35.
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07-04-2020, 08:53   #1909
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I don’t get the ‘best Mania ever’ love people give 19. It’s grand like, but Jericho/HBK probably isn’t in their top 10 matches (the weird acoustics of the stadium hurt it as it plays back really quiet), Booker/Triple H is one of the Mania all-time lowpoints, the main event is most notable for Angle trying to stay safe with a broken neck and Brock’s botch and Vince/Hogan is one of the best matches on the card. It’s a great looking card on paper like but a lot of the matches didn’t live up to expectation. Not a bad Mania by any means but it doesn’t hold up like 17. Was it just people’s seminal Mania like? By that I mean the first they watched live or where they understood what ‘WrestleMania’ was supposed to mean? I can think of 4-5 other Manias that easily beat it for rewatchability.

21 is on that list btw, excellent Mania. I think if it wasn’t for the two main events kinda falling flat everyone would consider it the GOAT.
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07-04-2020, 13:43   #1910
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21 had the MITB ladder match debut and had the much loved Hollywood vignettes too. Definitely a good one. I think all Manias from 17-24 were outstanding and felt huge.
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Feel like 25-29 all bleed into each other as indistinguishable to a point where as the preceding ones all had great identities of their own. 30 and 31 were top dollar having said that.
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Feel like 25-29 all bleed into each other as indistinguishable to a point where as the preceding ones all had great identities of their own. 30 and 31 were top dollar having said that.
I’d largely agree but, of those, I’d say 28 stands out. The outdoor venue in Miami really helps give it a distinguishable look and feel, then you’ve got that night into day vibe, plus the card is pretty memorable with the epic Taker/Triple H HIAC, Sheamus/Bryan and the first Rock/Cena.

Whenever it’s in a stadium and they’ve got the generic blue/grey ‘big’ design, it tends to blend into all other mediocre ‘big’ WrestleManias. And oddly the card seems to follow by being meh too, even adding 32 and 34 to that list. Whereas 33 has a distinct look and is remembered more fondly (Hardyz comeback, Taker’s ‘retirement’ etc). It’s like some years they go all out and others they just use the old WrestleMania formula and assume it’ll all be grand.
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At least this weeks episode of dark side of the ring will be a little more cheery as it's not about a wrestler death/metal problems etc. Its about that mess that was the brawl for all
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I've noticed lately they keep referring to Shayna as a cage fighter rather than MMA fighter. Think it's due to being quicker to say or because they're avoiding saying MMA? Or just sounds tougher?
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07-04-2020, 18:25   #1915
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Would anyone like to Kaitlyn return
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Year to the day since an Irish person won the main event of Wrestlemania...

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The deadman undertaker character is apparently done and this incarnation of the American bad ass real life type of character is what mark Calloway will appear as for the foreseeable
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08-04-2020, 16:44   #1918
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The deadman undertaker character is apparently done and this incarnation of the American bad ass real life type of character is what mark Calloway will appear as for the foreseeable
Hope this means he'll go back to his promo style from 2000 - 2003 when he talked more and his promos felt more genuine. No more slow, monotonous promos in character.
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The deadman undertaker character is apparently done and this incarnation of the American bad ass real life type of character is what mark Calloway will appear as for the foreseeable
Ya this trigger should have been pulled in the lead up to the Cena match at Mania a couple years back
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