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WWE Superstar Shake-up 2019.
The Natural posted a topic in WWE PROGRAMMINGTakes place next week on RAW and Smackdown Live. Now there's a thread so we can speculate and then find out where wrestlers go. Last year Smackdown Live won in a rare event, let's credit Paige ;). Smackdown Live's great so I hope it's not damaged. Looking ahead to when the WWE returns to the UK in November, it should be Smackdown Live where I am so that's another reason. There's more wrestlers I'm a fan of unlike RAW.
WWE Superstar Shake-Up (RAW/SDL 4/16-4/17/18)
The Natural posted a topic in WWE PROGRAMMINGSince WWE brought the brand split back in 2016, RAW and Smackdown Live wrestlers only come together in the Royal Rumble match and Survivor Series. The original brand split enforced the separate rosters as well, you had RAW vs. Smackdown Royal Rumble match and sometimes interpromotional matches at WrestleMania. This means where a wrestler goes means something. Next week's RAW and Smackdown Live will host the 2018 Superstar Shakeup and I thought we could speculate moves in a catch all topic. The one that comes straight to mind is the Miz going back to Smackdown Live, he never should have gone to RAW in the first place and now that Daniel Bryan is back, the feud can be resumed. Jonathan Coachman far the fuck away. What say you?
2000's TV Match Adventure
Charlie M. posted a topic in WWE PROGRAMMINGThis era of TV matches is something that doesn’t get talked about much so I tried to come up with a fun way to revisit some ‘classics’ and find some hidden gems on the Network. To start, I’m watching one match from each year of 2000-2007. To help narrow down the choices, I’m taking one person from the match and trying to find a match of theirs from the following year. I figured the easiest place to start was the Main Event of the first RAW of 2000… WWF RAW #345 - January 3rd, 2000 DX (X-Pac, Road Dogg & Mr. Ass) vs. The Rock - 3-on -1 You’re Fired Match The first RAW of 2000 is in Miami and The Rock is upset with how Foley was fired last week. He wants HHH but instead HHH puts Rock in a handicap match against DX. The Rock will be fired if he loses and if anyone interferes, they’re also fired. During the show, Triple H beats Big Show for the WWF Title. Triple H and Stephanie come out drinking champagne and sit on the stage to watch. He makes the match No Countout and No DQ just to stack the deck even more. The Rock gets off to a hot start before running into a big clothesline from Mr. Ass. The triple teaming begins on the outside. An ‘X-Pac Sucks!’ chants break out and Rock satisfies his people by crotching him against the ringpost. Most of this match plays out the same way as DX triple team Rock, he’ll make a brief comeback and immediately get cut off. Eventually Rock strings together a DDT, samoan drop and spinebuster on the three members of DX to take them all out. The crowd is going crazy as he drops the People’s Elbow! Billy Gunn pulls the referee out to break up the pin. Gunn hits a Jackhammer and they hold Rock down in the corner so X-Pac can hit the Bronco Buster on him. Road Dogg goes out to get a chair and gets attacked by Mick Foley out of the crowd. Foley hits everyone with chairshots, including Triple H, and quickly exits through the crowd. That leaves Mr. Ass to eat a Rock Bottom and get pinned in 9:16. RATING: B-. Perfectly fine ‘feel good’ Attitude-era style match with Rock being over huge in his hometown and Foley making a surprise return. Rock’s comebacks were all fiery. X-Pac was good on his side but the Outlaws added very little to the match. They should have been beating the hell out of The Rock but they were pretty weak. WWF RAW #441 - November 5th, 2001 The Rock vs. Chris Jericho (c) - WCW World Heavyweight Title Rock and Jericho are both on Team WWF heading into Survivor Series but they’ve been having all sorts of issues. Mr. McMahon wants them to beat the hell out of each other tonight and put their differences aside before Survivor Series. Jericho smacks Rock pretty damn hard in the face early on. The crowd seems to be split. They tease their finishers early on and there’s quite a bit of back and forth action. Jericho’s utilizing a lot of chops and Rock even does a couple of his own. Rock acts a bit heelish arguing with the ref and going to Jericho’s eyes. Jericho soon hits a DDT and strings together some offense to build momentum until Rock counters him. Jericho goes to the eyes but Rock comes back and gets Jericho in the Sharpshooter. Jericho fights his way to the ropes and it feels like we’re going into the finish. Rock hits the spinebuster and it’s time for the People’s Elbow. Everyone rises to their feet and … Jericho moves! He surprises Rock with a Rock Bottom of his own for a nearfall. The crowd is fully behind Rocky now and Jericho is starting to lose his cool. He throws Rock to the outside and puts him through the announce table with the Breakdown. Rock comes up bloody while Jericho goes back inside to remove the turnbuckle pad. He smashes Rock’s head on the exposed turnbuckle and punches the cut with some short shots. It wasn’t the best bladejob by Rock so maybe Jericho was trying to open it more? Jericho puts him in the Walls of Jericho which gives us the visual of a bloody Rock fighting his way to the ropes. He finally makes it and Jericho goes for the Walls again but gets cradled for the pin. Rock wins the WCW Title in 15:07. Jericho snaps after the match and nails Rock with the title belt and a couple chairshots. RATING: B+. Not quite a PPV level encounter between these two but they were working hard and it got pretty good as it went along. I certainly wasn’t expecting the blood. The crowd didn’t seem to commit to cheering either guy until Jericho denied them the satisfaction of seeing the People’s Elbow. The Rock sure loves his offense off reversals or irish whips! WWF Smackdown #141 - May 2nd, 2002 Chris Jericho vs. Hollywood Hulk Hogan (c) - WWF Undisputed Title No DQ Match Mr. McMahon has stated that if Triple H will be fired if he lays a hand on Jericho in this match. The Undertaker cannot get involved due to an agreement between RAW and Smackdown that talent cannot appear on the opposition’s show. The Pittsburgh crowd is going nuts for Hogan from the start. Hogan overpowers Jericho in the opening moments of the match with Jericho bumping big for him. Jericho kicks the announce table in frustration and sells his foot! Hogan continues to roll until Jericho goes to eyes. In a great spot he grabs Hogan’s bandana and wipes his pits with it! Jericho is fantastic here as he’ll work over Hogan a bit, get cocky, allow Hogan to fire back and then cheat again to regain control. At one point he even pays tribute to Flair by getting slammed off the top and begging off in the corner. Jericho gets dirtier by choking Hogan with his wrist tape. The crowd is super behind Hogan and they tease the Hulk Up but Hogan just fires up normally. He hits a pair of elbow drops but misses a third big one. Jericho gets the bulldog and a lionsault. Does he get the pin? Of course not as Triple H comes out to distract him. Hogan fires back once again but Jericho ducks the big boot and hits a DDT for a great nearfall. Now Hogan finally hulks up and the crowd is going nuts. Big Boot! Legdrop? NO! Jericho counters it into the Walls of Jericho in another great sequence. Hogan fights to the ropes and Jericho flips his lid. He grabs a chair and nails Hogan in the back with it. Now Undertaker’s music hits, he doesn’t come out, but Jericho is distracted anyway and gets rolled up by Hogan at 10:19. RATING: A. This felt like an all-time great performance by Jericho given Hogan’s obvious limitations. He managed to bump and sell for him without looking like a clown. His taunting and cheating made him seem arrogant and not weak. The only negative with the match is the distraction finish. I also felt like Hogan stepped it up as much as he could once the match got going and he could sense how good it was. Share any memories of these matches or watch them on the Network and let me know what you think…
WWE BRAND SPLIT 2.0
Stevie Ray Von Erich posted a topic in The PROFESSIONAL WRESTLINGWWE just announced that Smackdown is going live on Tuesdays starting July 19th. Two live shows on back to back nights is going to be weird.
RAW IS RIPPA IS AN IDIOT - June 13, 2016 (all fixed now)
MGFanJay posted a topic in WWE PROGRAMMINGMost of this show sucked. Charlotte looked like a moron losing to Paige clean before a tag match not involving Paige. Cesaro lost again in a short match to Sami - which was at least good. Steph buried Dean a bit, and then we got a corny Shield meeting on the Asylum. At least Dean was made to look strong. AJ vs. Cena remains the best thing on Raw by leaps and bounds. They're pressing all the right buttons to make this click and it does feel like a big match - but they're rushing it now, and it seems like it should be a Summerslam match instead of just an MITB one. Everything going down between them in just two weeks has hurt this, but also given them less time to fuck things up. Jericho doing his wacky ladder pose to close the show amused me. http://jayreviewsthings.blogspot.com/2016/06/wwe-raw-6-13-16.html Shane's face seems to sum up Raw. http://www.imagebam.com/gallery/k583nnd552dv5eqbswmz3p6x3rw0k645
WWE Raw 6-1-15
MGFanJay posted a topic in WWE PROGRAMMINGOpening segment didn't eat up too much time and made matches for tonight and the PPV. Roman Reigns beat Barrett, and then, no it's not Christmas - STEPH AND HHH ANNOUNCED ANOTHER ROMAN REIGNS MATCH! AND WE GOT A RYBACK PROMO TOO! I know WWE is such a giving company, in part because they do such a fine job alerting the fans to every good deed they've ever done, but could they please hold some things back? If they keep delivering supercards like this, then WrestleMania might be less special. Big Show vs. Ryback will be a thing. Kofi vs. Dolph was nothing, but the six-man tag was a great showcase for Titus. Roman-Henry was nothing, and Henry's a heel again for some reason. Ditto the Bellas, who cheated to beat Paige with Twin Magic. Boy was Orton-Shemaus nothing. Rusev's promo was fantastic. He's lost everything. His woman. His title. His career. His accent. Neville beat Bo in their best of 10,000 series. Roman beat Bray. They spent OVER THREE HOURS to get to the same point we were at before - Roman is in MITB. Loved Dean beating up Seth and re-taking the title he should've won. http://jayreviewsthings.blogspot.com/2015/06/wwe-raw-6-1-15.html Screens - http://www.imagebam.com/gallery/s8gwis0xvm3ftz7iijgwtxgwhuuo84h1
WWE Presents Chicago Chants CM Punk for 3 Hours
Dolfan in NYC posted a topic in WWE PROGRAMMINGSo.... Yay. Raw tonight. Also, are confirmed for appearances tonight.