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    Reallocate the Cruiserweights

    Akira Tozawa - Smackdown, probably in a tag with someone. Or head off to NJPW (see Itami) Ariya Daivari - Bin Brian Kendrick - Bin - never saw much in Kendrick. Buddy Murphy - Smackdown. He's on the bigger side of things in cruiser terms so he could slot nicely into the midcard. Cedric Alexander - Bin Drew Gulak - Bin Hideo Itami - Bin - sadly. He's never quite lived up to the hype, and it's a shame, but he could do pretty well back in Japan. NJPW could use some new high-profile juniors. Humberto Carrillo - Back to NXT, could actually be a pretty good act given some more time. Jack Gallagher - Raw - decent midcard act. Maria and Mike Kanellis - Bin Noam Dar - Bin TJP - Raw or Smackdown. With a bit of decent booking TJP could actually be a pretty good midcard act. Fuck it, pair him up with Tyler Breeze. Tony Nese - Bin
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    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    I guess the hook is whether Lesnar has a UFC date booked, and is missing Mania. If he does, I reckon we'll get Balor as the Demon, which will be pretty telling on the result. If he is going up against Lesnar as plain old Finn I suspect he's getting suplex-fucked.
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    WWE launches new U.K. series - NXT UK

    It'll be interesting to see what they do, knowing WALTER has apparently got a six month escape clause in his contract. Do you put the full machine behind him in the hopes he'll be happy at six months as WWE UK champion, or do you hesitate to fully commit to pushing the guy with absolutely everything you have and getting him to end the reign of your biggest commodity when he could easily walk away in a few months? I'm not sure there's an obvious answer.
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    A great UKFF sweepstake

    Ah, good to hear he'll finally be fulfilling "the prophecy".
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    Official Darts Thread

    He does that fairly often, which is hardly surprising given his CM Punk cosplay entrance he used to do when he was playing in the PDC.
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    Paul Hardcastle's Domestic Football 18/nuh nuh nuh 19

    Agree it's a surprise, but he does have significant ties with club having won the European Cup there as a player, so I can see the logic. Solid, if unspectacular manager. I'm just glad he's not Ireland manager anymore.
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    The Random/Weird/Quirky Photo Thread

    His wikipedia page seems to agree, although there is no source cited for it. Slightly off topic, but I did enjoy that one of the sources cited for his career info on that page is the UKFF's very own @JNLister, which is always nice to see.
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    WWE launches new U.K. series - NXT UK

    Only watched the opener so far, but bloody hell that was a bit good. Didn't see a huge amount in James Drake before this but I thought he was excellent. A proper star making performance for Drake. Beautiful 450, and the spot with him drop kicking Seven in the middle of a suicide dive was novel. All four put in a massive shift and it was a superb match. Cracking crowd too.
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    WWE launches new U.K. series - NXT UK

    Presumably the training in the UK PC will consist of body slams, side suplexes, clotheslines, dropkicks and powerslams
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    WWE launches new U.K. series - NXT UK

    Aye it's something silly like 600 days now. I hope they don't put it on Coffey at Takeover just to get it off Dunne, even with Gallus I don't see him as a big enough draw as champion for the brand. I know Dunne has to go on to bigger and better things soon and the main roster beckons, but Coffey doesn't feel like the answer for me.
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    WWE launches new U.K. series - NXT UK

    Makes sense. Lots of warehouse space and parking. Presumably it's on an industrial estate beside a carpet wholesalers and a DPD depot.
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    WWE launches new U.K. series - NXT UK

    They always are, in fairness. The UK Tourney one in a couple of years ago was exactly the same, lots of corporate fluff. The UK PC looks great though. I'd be very curious what the location is for it. Assuming somewhere in and around London?
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    Best British Sportsperson of Your Lifetime

    I avidly await the resident Liverpool fans dropping in to nominate Steven Gerrard.
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    Best Mask

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    WWE launches new U.K. series - NXT UK

    I don't follow, why is it hilarious? Because of WOS? Broadcasters don't care about that sort of thing, they care about ratings. Getting interesting guests on GMB means better ratings. It's the same reason BBC report on who wins I'm a Celebrity. It's content.
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    WWE launches new U.K. series - NXT UK

    Good stuff @Weezenal will be keeping an eye on the VultureHound twitter feed for updates, looking forward to hearing how it looks (amazing I presume).
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    All Elite Wrestling trademarks filed

    I can't speak for the US broadcasters, but over here they 100% looking for more live programming. With Netflix, Prime and the rise of On Demand television, linear TV is not as strong as it once was. As such, networks now want "appointment to view" television, which is why Channel 4 spent so much on Bake Off (it's not live, but the danger of spoilers is the same as if it were the next day in the office, for example). Live programming offers something different that, for now at least, non-linear broadcasters have only dabbled with. The landscape will change in the coming years, but currently it's a big part of the strategy broadcasters in the UK are implementing and I have to imagine the US is similar. This should go some way to explaining the big TV deals for WWE but also the potentially big fee available for an AEW, should they have the right package for a network.
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    Best Mask

    Liger has to be the winner for me. Iconic, unique and utterly brilliant.
  19. In fairness, that's on Ibushi rather than New Japan. If he wanted to be their top star, and would sign up to exclusivity with NJPW I suspect he'd be pushed very strongly.
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    2019 Post of the Year Thread

    +1 for Scratch. That's an astounding level of ingenuity, sterling work.
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    https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/ProductDisplay?storeId=10151&productId=1265320&urlRequestType=Base&categoryId=400868&catalogId=10120&langId=44 Had these in a sandwich yesterday, bloody lovely. Would definitely recommend.
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    The Random/Weird/Quirky Photo Thread

    He was getting back up there in size by the time he went in 92, as the HGH allegedly kicked in. Until he got busted of course.
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    All Elite Wrestling trademarks filed

    Isn't Kushida pretty much nailed on for going to NXT?
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    NJPW World (Streaming Service)

    How far away is Hiromu from returning? That would be a huge boost to the junior division with Ospreay moving up and Kushida heading off. Short of breaking up Roppongi 3K, or pushing Shingo as a singles competitor the number of viable challengers for Ishimori feels pretty limited.
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    All Elite Wrestling trademarks filed

    Are the announcing they'll be in the Rumble? Everyone else appears to be.