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.

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