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08-15-2011 03:37 PM #1
Pro Wrestling Thread
This is long overdue for we wrestling fans.
Let's shoot the breeze on the latest happenings with the WWE, TNA, RoH or whatever organization you wish.
I'll start out by saying that I'm a bit surprised by the Kevin Nash appearance and 'screw job' on Punk last night at SummerSlam. That entire situation is at the very least- interesting.
Christian/Orton was great. I love Christian, and wish he'd get back to being a face.
Henry/Sheamus was solid, and a cool ending.
Tonight's Raw should be fun.
08-15-2011 04:56 PM #2
I think overall Kevin Nash is a good guy but with a massively overinflated sense of self worth. This smells to me like a Kliq move but we will wait and see, I suppose. I was hoping HHH would know better by now.
08-15-2011 05:23 PM #3
08-15-2011 07:35 PM #4
Well, the thought was Nash and XPac were going to help out HHH with identifying talent and working with them.
So, do they form some kind of a heel ownership faction? Perhaps building a stable of wrestlers, something like when Vinny Mac had his Corporation before?
Maybe Cena is the first guy in that?
It is very NWO-ish but those angles, if done right, can create major ratings and Cena turning heel and heading up something like that could be major for the company.
Plus, when he goes back to being a face, he will be that much more popular.
Oh well, just a thought of what direction they could go in.
08-15-2011 08:15 PM #5
08-15-2011 08:58 PM #6
I really don't watch much wrestling these days, but I watched a documentary the other night called "Beyond the Mat." Has anyone seen that? I think it's pretty dated, but it had a focus on Jake Roberts at the end of his career. Also, there is a Koko B Ware sighting.
08-15-2011 09:03 PM #7
08-15-2011 11:09 PM #8
I am surprised they left a lot of stuff open tonight.
Lots of unanswered questions.
08-15-2011 11:12 PM #9
It has been a long time since I last saw Stephanie McMahon.
Not a lot of questions answered but Punk was funny and at least they're doing something. There is a reason to tune in next week.
08-15-2011 11:23 PM #10
Yeah, a lot to figure out. I wonder if anything with HHH will transpire on Smackdown?
08-15-2011 11:24 PM #11
But, based on what was said, Cena doesn't appear to be turning heel.
Punk was supposedly meeting with HHH but I doubt they become all buddy buddy.
So, perhaps Nash and HHH will lead a heel faction with, as I said, Del Rio as the lead guy?
08-16-2011 08:18 AM #12
I'm glad Del Rio got his championship, as they need more young main eventers, but his opening promo put me to sleep.
I like Nash. Always have. It was mentioned yesterday that HBK canceled his European Tour, and then last night on RAW they dropped HBK's name again. The King is doing a lot of "thinking aloud" about the Band getting back together, which to me means they aren't. But if it brings Nash, HBK, and Trips onto the screen together for the first time since before the nWo days, I'm all for sitting back and seeing where it goes.
Also, I watched the Edge interview from SummerSlam on YouTube. If this guy can go for one more match, I think you can write down Edge vs Christian for Mania as well.
Where they go with Punk is interesting. At first I thought, please don't put him in a feud with Kevin Nash. But, as we've discussed, if Nash is aligned with "the Corporation" or whatever they will call themselves, then Punk would be in THE main story on RAW, which i where he needs to stay for a good while. Let him feud with the lower members before strapping it up against Trips or HBK at Mania???
I know it will be hard to bring back a bunch of guys for one event, but if they are healthy and willing, I'd try to put something like this together for Mania...
Cena vs Rock
Edge vs Christian
Punk vs HBK
Austin vs The Miz
Taker vs Brock Lesnar
Fill in the rest of the card with your title matches, IC and US titles, and a ladies match, and Mania would be HUGE.
08-16-2011 08:24 AM #13
08-16-2011 10:35 AM #14
Cena needs a monster heel run. Punk can sort of exist in the hybrid role. He can be a "heel" but he will still get big pops. Just let Cena chase after the title, as a heel. I assume the WWE will have Cena go on some crusade to get it, but they will keep him as a face, which is a shame.
It would be enormous though. Kids LOVE John Cena. My nephews don't even watch wrestling that much and they go ape-turds over him. They play with his toys and play as him in video games, and like I said, they aren't even wrestling fans. He is the current incarnation of Hogan. Nobody can be Hogan, or the Rock, or Flair, but right now he is the biggest. If he turned, it would be huge. It has to happen.
08-16-2011 11:21 AM #15