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Re: The Wrestling Thread
« Reply #75 on: February 20, 2010, 02:52:02 PM »
 I've not really watched much wrestling lately (for about a year actually), I still love the sport/entertainment, But WWE is in a poor state at the moment talent wise, As I said I have not watched lately so I maybe missing out on some of the newer guy's, But no one really entertains me anymore, Only the older guy's Taker, HHH, Michaels etc, And we have seen all their best stuff. It just shows the lack of talent in the dressing room that the older guys are still the main draw.
  But, with Wrestlemania coming up, My interest always pops back, So I was wondering what are your favourite Wrestlemania's, Matches and Moments from times past.

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Re: The Wrestling Thread
« Reply #76 on: February 20, 2010, 04:55:24 PM »
Taker/Foley was an unbelievable match for pure wow factor (although it was King of the Ring, And not wrestlemania). The punishment Foley put his body through to entertain was unbelievable and way past the call of duty. Also the fact that Taker had a broken ankle going into the match made this match a classic. WWE would not put a match out like this anymore.

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Re: The Wrestling Thread
« Reply #77 on: February 20, 2010, 09:58:19 PM »
I agree WWE is in a mess , but they no longer have a proper rival to play off.I feel TNA just sign anyone that's had experiences of WWE or WCW.

Half of the new  stars have this feel like they are being push out of a plastic moulds , I miss Mr Kennedy he had charisma equal to The Rock.

Its really sad that Bret Hart really wants to do a storyline with Vince McMahon.If I was Bret I would have told him were to go , but of course Money talks.

I can really see this becoming a Wrestlemania match unfortunately.

My favourite Wrestlemania match was probably of been  the  Steve Austin vs The Rock at the Astrodome in Houston,TX.

What does everyone think of the guests host thing on Raw , I think it is moving the attention away from the superstars.

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Re: The Wrestling Thread
« Reply #78 on: February 21, 2010, 05:55:41 AM »
The idea for guest hosts isn't too bad, but the majority of them have been terrible, most of them have no interest in wrestling and it shows, Jeremy Piven being the main culprit, Summerfest anyone?  Shame he couldn't come out like Ari Gold and be a complete bastard but now we're in the crappy PG age of wrestling that was never gonna happen.  Stone Cold & The Rock will be guest hosting soon, they should hopefully be great episodes, but when The Rock did his skit on Smackdown late last year, the crowd response was terrible, too many Cena mark kids in the crowd, nothing like the pops he got in the past, still a great promo though.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-ngmQkfy0c" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-ngmQkfy0c</a>

As for favourite Wrestlemania moments, these spring to mind.

Stone Cold winning his first WWF Title from HBK in Boston at Mania 14.

Brock Lesnar & Kurt Angle putting on a wrestling masterclass at Mania 19, until the botched moonsault from Lesnar of course, but they still finished it well, fantastic match.

Benoit winning the title at the Garden at Mania 20, then Eddie coming out and celebrating with him was a great moment, obviously it's been tarnished by Benoit's actions since but it's still a great Mania Moment.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huWHS1ZgAsU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huWHS1ZgAsU</a>

Edge spearing Foley through the burning table at Mania 22 was cool too  ;D
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Re: The Wrestling Thread
« Reply #79 on: February 21, 2010, 07:34:59 AM »
The Benoit - Eddie moment was a truly great Wrestlemania moment. (How WWE could do with Eddie now)

 Great Wrestlemania match
 <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5LtmzpGY6M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5LtmzpGY6M</a>

 How to use the undercard at Wrestlemania.
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Re: The Wrestling Thread
« Reply #80 on: February 21, 2010, 07:42:22 AM »
Eddie is sorely missed, superb in the ring, great on the mic, mega over with the crowd whether as a heel or face, he, like Tyson, also had his demons but did manage to overcome them to become a huge star.  Can't believe it's nearly 5 years since he died.


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Re: The Wrestling Thread
« Reply #81 on: February 21, 2010, 07:53:10 AM »
The worst fallback of wrestling is the early deaths. The business, Injuries and lifestyle/life choices of wrestlers takes it's toll on so many wrestlers ans there family's, It's a cruel business at times.

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Re: The Wrestling Thread
« Reply #82 on: February 21, 2010, 08:04:52 AM »

I agree, Bob Barker was good, I thought Shaq was brilliant, especially messing with the Big Show, and he's a big wrestling fan which certainly helps.
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Re: The Wrestling Thread
« Reply #83 on: February 21, 2010, 05:33:05 PM »
I know it's not the best moment, or a main event or anything, but in a similar vein to Eddie being missed, I think that Owen Hart is also sorely missed too.
He wasn't the best, or the worst. He played the heel and the face switching all the time through his history and to be honest he was nothing immense when it came to skill, but I always felt he had a good fan base and in-ring presence with the fans. He was also very good behind the scenes as well and loved throughout the business.

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Re: The Wrestling Thread
« Reply #84 on: February 21, 2010, 05:42:28 PM »
Owen Hart was a superb wrestler and I always preferred him to Bret, mainly because he had something Bret lacked, charisma.  Bret is of course a legend but his promos were a bit boring unless he was in Canada of course, obviously his in ring ability more than made up for that.  Owen was very good on the mic and was over as both face and heel.


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Re: The Wrestling Thread
« Reply #85 on: February 21, 2010, 06:18:56 PM »
As we're talking about the late, great, Owen Hart, did anyone watch the "Raw Is Owen" Monday Night Raw the night after his death?  It was a great tribute, all the wrestlers did shoot interviews for Owen and there were matches without any angles, the same thing happened on the Raw following Eddie's death.

Stone Cold ended the episode with a typically fitting tribute and Shawn Michaels said this in his autobiography "Owen is the only guy you could have a 2-hour show for, and no-one would say a bad word about him."  Praise indeed.

Quality isn't great but heres the opening to Raw Is Owen

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz0TpJAJ4-0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz0TpJAJ4-0</a>

Stone Cold salutes Owen
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUtPtWZg5tw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUtPtWZg5tw</a>

The Rock tribute to Owen
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vidJkPdar0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vidJkPdar0</a>

Eddie Guerrero Tribute Vids
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0F2Gu3GGqw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0F2Gu3GGqw</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y-8-XE_D9s" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y-8-XE_D9s</a>

I love Cena's tribute to Eddie after his match with Orton
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Re: The Wrestling Thread
« Reply #86 on: February 21, 2010, 06:21:59 PM »
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Re: The Wrestling Thread
« Reply #87 on: February 23, 2010, 11:54:24 AM »
So what have we learned for Wrestlemania.

 Jericho vs Edge?
 Batista vs Cena (Possibley Triple threat with HHH)?
 'Taker vs HBK (possible inclusion of Hart)?
 Mysterio vs Punk (single or money in bank)
 The break up of lagacy?

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Re: The Wrestling Thread
« Reply #88 on: February 23, 2010, 12:11:45 PM »
After last nights Raw, Jericho vs Edge & HBK vs Taker are confirmed bar any changes to the matches.

Cena vs Batista is a given and means Cena will win the title again, which sucks, but he is the company's biggest money maker so it makes sense.

HHH vs Sheamus was on the the cards, but i'm not too sure now.

Punk vs Mysterio sounds like a good match, would prefer them to go it alone and not be in MITB though.

Some kind of match involving Legacy looks certain, most probably Orton vs Cody & Ted or a Triple Threat, either way theres only one winner in that match, Orton is mega over at the moment.

I'm guessing it'll be Miz & Show against MVP and Henry for the Unified Tag Titles, possibly with another team or two to make it more interesting.

If Money in the Bank is a 6 man then for me it should be Kofi, Evan Bourne, Shelton Benjamin, Christian, John Morrison and Yoshi Tatsu, all high flyers and would make for some crazy highspots, if it's an 8 man, throw in Matt Hardy and maybe Drew McIntyre.

Oh, there will probably be some crappy divas match too and Bret screwing HBK against Taker sounds great to me, then hopefully he lays Vince out somewhere on the card too  ;D
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Re: The Wrestling Thread
« Reply #89 on: February 25, 2010, 05:50:41 PM »
I can't see HBK jumping to TNA, I think he'd just call it a day before going there, unless he wants another series of matches with Angle, his matches with Angle in 2005 were epic, but I just don't see it, he doesn't have anything else to prove.

You're right about Batista not being a good heel, he was a decent heel in Evolution but when you've got Hunter & Flair alongside you, you would be, the best thing Batista has done in his career was turn on Trips in 2005, they worked that angle brilliantly and he was put over perfectly by The Game in that angle, which of course led to him becoming World Champ at Wrestlemania 21.

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