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Old 04-04-2020, 11:17 PM   #176
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They filmed all of this + a few more Raw/SDs in Florida before there was a statewide stay at home order. Pretty sure right now filming there wouldn't be allowed as non essential business?
Yes, they can't tape in Florida now--this is why AEW went to Georgia and taped a bunch of stuff while they still could.
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Old 04-04-2020, 11:55 PM   #177
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so they're now copying TNA's deletion stuff eh
Jeremy Borash produced the Taker match, same guy that wrote all Hardy’s stuff in TNA.

It felt more like Lucha Underground to me though.
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Old 04-05-2020, 12:27 AM   #178
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They filmed all of this + a few more Raw/SDs in Florida
fwiw, WWE's only filmed through NXT on Wednesday.
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Old 04-05-2020, 12:48 AM   #179
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If WWE want to film more stuff I can't imagine they are not going to, it's hardly impossible to go to a different state and set things up in an empty venue (who would love the money) and on top of that there will be bullshit loopholes they can attempt to jump through as they always do.

I thought this PPV was really quite poor. As interesting as the Taker stuff was it was still ultimately crap, most matches had really poor finishes and the only thing that I thought was better than ok was KO v Rollins. Really disappointed in Becky/Baisler and Bryan/Zayn, thought the ladder match tried its best.

I think tomorrow looks a lot more interesting on paper, some potentially very good matches and an absolute **** show in Cena/Wyatt.

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Old 04-05-2020, 12:53 AM   #180
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Sure overall a wrestling show without fans feels thrown together and not that entertaining but KOs elbow + whatever it is that boneyard match was made me enjoy watching it. Biker Taker is >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Deadman Taker and it was like watching the final deletion but with a good wrestler involved. All around enjoyable finale and the right one to end the night on.

Glad to see Shayna just beaten because I find her incredibly boring and her "great value asuka" run in nxt was as well.

Fitting that it took Braun being a ****wad complaining about people not pulling themselves up by their bootstraps enough during a pandemic for vince to finally decide that's his guy.

It's going to be a while but I can't wait for crowds to be back. They are what makes these events hit home and it just isn't the same without them.
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Old 04-05-2020, 09:17 AM   #181
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So is Cena/fiend going to be filmed like taker/styles?
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Old 04-05-2020, 10:10 AM   #182
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Presumably at The Firefly Funhouse set since it's a "Funhouse Match".
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Old 04-05-2020, 01:04 PM   #183
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AJ still has 4 years left on his contract and is one of their biggest stars, he's not going anywhere.
Unless they decide to never reference this match again in canon, the character of AJ Styles should be "deceased" in the same way Paul Bearer is "deceased" in WWE canon. Undertaker buried him alive and the final shot was just his hand sticking out of the dirt. And before that, he was completely broken and beaten and pleading for his life. AJ Styles is buried.

If they never reference this match again in canon, it was a complete waste of time.

Given the response to the match seems to be overwhelmingly positive, I doubt they will ignore that this ever happened going forward.
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Old 04-05-2020, 01:20 PM   #184
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Ignoring stuff that should be canon is what they do. It's 90% of their booking model.
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Old 04-05-2020, 01:43 PM   #185
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I think the thing I could really appreciate about the empty arena/graveyard was it allowed us to hear the trash talking more and I got a sense that some of these matches (Becky/Shayna at first, KO/Seth, AJ/Taker) were really fights between people who didn't like each other. Wasn't just people doing moves.
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Old 04-05-2020, 02:56 PM   #186
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Ignoring stuff that should be canon is what they do. It's 90% of their booking model.
They mentioned Kofimania AND Becky Two belts last night!

Of course, they forgot to mention that Seth slayed the Beast last year.
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Old 04-05-2020, 04:02 PM   #187
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The thought of a full three more hours tonight sounds like such a heavy lift right now.

I do want to see Drew vs. Brock though.
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:07 PM   #188
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I'm excited, a lot of the card tonight could be really good.

I much prefer 3 hours 3 hours (god I hope it's 3 hours) than it all in one go and I think if there was a live crowd it would do a huge amount to help with some of the good matches on long PPVs that suffer due to crowd fatigue.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:00 PM   #189
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So I learned from my mistake yesterday and re-activated my WWE subscription. Is there anything worth watching on WWE Network in the next month. Im probably gonna check out the Edge 24 thing as I saw some people talking it up.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:23 PM   #190
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I am enjoying this match but the ref is trying his best to ruin it.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:27 PM   #191
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This match is outstanding
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:30 PM   #192
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The action is great but the constant groaning and screaming is obnoxious.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:35 PM   #193
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Shayna goes down, Rhea went down, just like Asuka went down. Every time they try to build someone up from NXT.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:35 PM   #194
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Good match. I would have called it great at one point, but it started to drag for me after a while. Sure glad Rhea ended up tapping; after how the story played out, I would have hated seeing her escape the figure-eight.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:36 PM   #195
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That was one of the best women's matches I've ever seen, really great work from both of these 2
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:38 PM   #196
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That was one of the best women's matches I've ever seen, really great work from both of these 2
Have you seen Melina vs Alicia Fox?
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:39 PM   #197
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The action is great but the constant groaning and screaming is obnoxious.
I enjoyed the match a lot. But holy ****, the screaming.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:43 PM   #198
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I love Rhea's selling but agree it maybe got to be too much with the screaming. Wrestlers have clearly been directed to make a lot of noise. The match was excellent though.

I was extremely salty about the finish for a few seconds, but there's definitely some logic to it. Charlotte is stale on the main roster and gets a whole new slate of opponents in NXT. Rhea is a mega star and can be moved to Raw or SD to get the most eyeballs on her possible. She might take the belt off Becky.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:46 PM   #199
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I don't seem to be as annoyed about the screaming/grunting/whatever. The whole ambience sucks, but I just fault the situation rather than the workers.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:50 PM   #200
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