Pro Wrestling - Aew/wwe

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by Optimistichornet, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Was never much into wrestling, but a friend of mine was so I used to go with him to live events from time to time. I'm lukewarm on watching TV, but the live shows are a hell of a lot of fun.

    I think the most fun event I went to was in Birmingham, a non-televised event. One of the tag team matches was Al Snow and D'lo Brown versus someone else, can't remember who now (I think one of them might have been Big Boss Man). D-lo was in the very early stages of his career and was basically persona non-grata back in the US at the time.

    For some reason, the whole of the NIA went nuts for D'lo (and I do mean the whole thing), even before the match properly started. One section started chanting his name, bizarrely every other section joined in and in no time the entire place is just chant-screaming "D'lo" over and over again, similar to our own "Deeney!" chant. Was baffling yet spectacularly hilarious.

    What made it even more incredible was that D'lo had no idea how to handle it. You could almost see the question marks popping off his head, which had a stunned expression on it. He was completely lost and taken aback.

    Al Snow basically directed him (kind of like how Doyley got directed when he scored) to the turnbuckle and made him get up and milk it, which just made the crowd go even more nuts. It was actually endearing how completely stunned D'lo was.

    Was very impressive to see how Snow handled the younger guy and helped him stay on task. I've got a lot of respect for Snow for how he handled that - he really had D'lo Brown's back. The match was an absolute blast - you could see D'lo was operating on pure adrenaline and it was just electric to watch the bizarrely symbiotic relationship between him and the crowd.

    Needless to say, Snow and D'lo won.

    I'd be amazed if D'lo Brown doesn't remember that match to this day.
  2. GoingDown

    GoingDown "The Stability"

    Could be this show:-
  3. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    No, wasn't that one. The show I saw was largely missing any of the really big names. I think it was probably somewhere in 1997, but just checked your link and it's not in the database.

    I was at this one though:

    That was televised, and my friends and I got caught on camera thanks to my friend's huge Chris Jericho sign.
  4. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

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  5. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Cody Rhodes jumping back to WWE from AEW, despite AEW effectively being his baby and having had a huge hand in getting the company off of the ground, and the fact that he's continued to spend year after year slating absolutely everything to do with WWE alongside talking about how proud he to be a part of AEW and how they're changing the industry.

    Sounds like it's all about money.
  6. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    I applaud you for getting through the John Cena mega-push.

    At one point I think he only lost to about 15 pro-wrestlers fighting him at the same time because he was cheated. They were so keen to push an all-American face for the organisation, that they forgot it just made the rest of their roster look terribly weak, especially as Cena was really unlikable and a massive nerd.
  7. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    That's Shane McMahon's tune m8.
  8. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    Anyone else going to Clash At The Castle?
  9. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    Summerslam best ppv for some time. Not a Lesnar or Reigns fan and the main events are normally a turn off for me but this one was epic.

    Will leave the spoilers incase people haven't seen it.
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  10. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    Best main event in years. First one of the post Vince era too.
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  11. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    Yes mate managed to get me a ticket. Undecided if I'll wear my WFC top or not for the telly.
  12. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    Summerslam was great, with solid TV since. Now isn’t the time for a Vince McMahon discussion but I’m much more optimistic for the future with HHH at the helm.

    Nice one - I’ll keep an eye out for a WFC shirt.
  13. sonofben

    sonofben Reservist

    Begrudgingly getting back into WWE as the announced Wrestlemain in my city 2024. Haven't watched since that last terrible rumble
  14. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    Decent seat.

    Good show overall though was disappointing they didn't mark it more with some dark matches or HHH.

    £6 for a can of WRU gold was a bit steep but better than £6.50 for a Heineken.
    Merch was a rip off.
    Pubs were jumping as usual for Cardiff.
    The improptu show by the look-a-like wrestlers out side the Queens Vaults pub was epic. Basically just random blokes in fancy dress twatting each other with chairs.

    My claim to fame is starting the "Who are ya?" chants at Roman reigns.:D

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  15. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    What on earth is happening at AEW?
  16. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    I was there for this too - good fun, and a decent pub!

    Really enjoyed the show. One of the best this year. Hopefully we don’t have another 30 year wait for the next one!
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  17. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    Tony Khan is too busy being ‘one of the boys’ instead of being the boss. Sounds like an ugly situation.
  18. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    Punk has always been an arrogant sod. Not condoning the reactions but he's far from blameless.
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  19. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    Agreed - I see the title has now been vacated.
  20. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    Extreme Rules was a decent show - not as good as CATC, but the Brutes/Imperium match was great and the second half of Edge/Balor told a superb story.

    The big return was epic.
  21. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

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  22. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

  23. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    I’ve never really been able to get into AEW, but that is one hell of an achievement.
  24. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    When it's good, it's really, really good and the roster at the moment is probably up there with the best in wrestling history, but the problem sometimes is how that roster is used/booked. The thing I like is that it's generally aimed at a slightly older audience, whereas WWE has become just so kid friendly and sterile.

    I'd say it's worth getting a ticket for this for any wrestling fan just because it's the biggest event in this country since the early 90's. You'll get to see some legends like Sting, Jericho and Goldberg (allegedly) as well as some of the best current and up and coming talent in the world. and the atmosphere should be incredible.
  25. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    I’ve only seen very little bits so my opinion isn’t worth much, I’ve just always felt like something is missing. I don’t know what that is this.

    TK seems a very strange fellow as well (rich, given Vince McMahon is seemingly back in the WWE fold by accounts, I admit) and I think the whole CM Punk debacle last year has been handled astronomically badly by all parties.

    I was lucky enough to see Sting live when the WWA (remember them?!) ran London many years ago.
  26. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Oh yeah, Khan is definitely a bit of a weirdo. Generally though the quality of the product is better than WWE at this point in my opinion, especially if you're an adult/more of an old school fan that pines for something more reminiscent of the early to mid-2000's.

    Punk scheduled to return in June but yeah, what a mess all that was. Did manage to create a lot of buzz, though...
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  27. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    There’s no such thing as bad publicity, I suppose!
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  28. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Am I the only sad f**k going to All In, then?

    Very likely to cross the 80,000 tickets sold mark today. On course to be potentially the highest attended show in the history of the business, if you go with the real numbers and not WWE's pumped up, fake bulls**t.
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  29. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    Couple of mates are going - have a good time, live wrestling is always fun. Still gutted I didn't get MITB tickets. I think they've now broken the record from Summerslam at Wembley, so it's definitely the highest attended UK show ever.

    Rumours that Goldberg may be making an appearance - poor you! Would've been quite the spectacle about 15 years ago, but genuinely fearful whenever he wrestles now.

    AEW sounds like a total mess behind the scenes. TK is massive fanboy for CM Punk and seems to be quite happy to let him do and say whatever he wants. Given how much he's railed against the Hogans and the '90's HBK's of the business previously, he's doing the exact same thing which is a shame. I can see it all blowing up in their faces and heads should've rolled following the incident after All Out last year.
  30. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Goldberg is my favourite of all time, so he can waddle out on a zimmer frame for all I care, I'll lap it up. Just hearing the music hit and seeing the pyro etc. live would be a bucket list thing ticked off for me. The crowd reaction would be insane as well, even though people try to pretend everyone hates him, they definitely don't. One of the biggest stars the business has ever seen.

    With Punk, it's funny, because as much as he can be a toxic influence, by the sounds of it je is effectively running the show in regard to Collision, which as it stands is vastly, vastly superior to Dynamite. Collision feels well thought out, has better matches, better promos, better booking, better everything, and is pretend as a far more serious show overall, whilst Dynamite has descended into a directionless, cringe filled, hideous mess.

    He's always going to be liable to blow up, but as it stands he's once again made AEW TV far, far more interesting and is producing a very good wrestling show on Saturday nights.
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  31. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Bray Wyatt dead at 36.
  32. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    ****ing hell.
  33. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    I didn’t want to post half asleep at 4am, but that’s so sad. Really terrible news.

    Bray was a bit of a marmite character I found, but I thought he had one of the best creative minds I’ve seen in wrestling. He was the closest thing to a ‘new’ Undertaker and I found his mic work enthralling. The Firefly Funhouse stuff was incredible, and goes to show what can happen when talent are left to it.

    He was one of my favourite wrestlers due to his look and the believable nature of some of his work (I won’t deny there was some very hokey/cheesy stuff too), and it’s a real shame. At least he’s with Brodie again now.

    We lost Terry Funk a couple of days ago too, another stalwart and huge influence on so many of todays talent.

    RIP to the bath and thank you for the memories.
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