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  1. Loki

    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    Poor fucking EC3, he's not even been assigned to a brand and he's already last year's news. What happened to Sanity? Or Jose? Nikki Cross? At the rate they're burning through development talent, NXT'S summer PPVs will be headlined by Kona Reeves v Jaxson Ryker.
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    Bellator 216: MVP vs Daley - Feb 16

    So... having been happily following Bellator for a couple of years on Channel 5, it quietly has disappeared. Is that all over then? Is it Sky Sports exclusive? Balls.
  3. Or they turn Joe, which they can do without changing any of his character. He gets half face reactions anyway, and I personally would love to see those two with some decent time at WM.
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    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    Is there though? I hadn't even considered a connection between increased time for women, and a perception of the men being less important, and I don't really get how that would work. Did the UFC suffer numbers-wise when Rousey was on top? I highly doubt it - a draw is a draw. Rouser's got a lot of mainstream press this year, and by association so I suspect has Becky, and really non-wrestling press exposure is going to be the only thing that really draws in new punters. Otherwise I suspect the ebb and flow of ratings is due exactly to the issues we're talking about here - bad writing. I'm sure we've all got 1/2 way through series 3 of some tv show and just never finished it, and it's usually because we just get bored. I think a lot of people are simply bored with Raw. As I said earlier, when you're debuting a talent like Ricochet and the result is a boring tag match, you're in trouble. WWE has more than enough super talented wrestlers to fill out two/three rosters, this is probably one of the best rosters they've ever had in some respects. It's the choices of what you present on tv, and how you present it, that's where the problems are.
  5. Loki

    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    I guess Evan Bourne has been re-signed to WWE then, after that random mention of him on Raw. That Ricochet match encapsulates everything that I dislike about Raw. - bland babyface with no character who's just won a title comes out and cuts the most generic face promo ever - exciting new star debuted WITHOUT HIS ENTRANCE and with no build up - face comes to help another face even though they don't know each other, because... faces. - impromptu tag match with no stakes ensues It's not that it makes no sense, or that it makes it painfully clear how fake and artificial Raw is as a program... it's just how BORING it is. A match with Balor and Ricochet is boring. That's RAW.
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    Minor news items that don't deserve a thread

    Meanwhile in Japan: https://streamable.com/vbmpj
  7. Loki

    Labour Split / Independence Group

    If they can pull in a few Tory MPs (highly unlikely) then they could make a few waves during this Brexit madness. But realistically.. are they going to put up candidates in every constituency at the next general election? They'll split the Labour vote, and deliver the election to the Tories potentially. I note that they're actually not even a proper political party, they're just a private company at the moment, so the source of their backing is hidden. It's just such an odd move, but 2019 is they year that all rules went out the window, so fuck knows.
  8. Loki

    Smackdown Discussion Thread

    Perhaps Bray will lay hands on Kofi and magic his pecs back. I couldn't not see his complete lack of chest at the EC, it's really odd.
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    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    Really? Billy Gunn? That's unusually nice of WWE, seeing as he's signed up with their new competition, and left under a cloud after his last job at the PC. Totally deserved though, him Dogg and X-Pac are bona fide stars from their biggest era.
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    Labour Split / Independence Group

    They've been feuding in the open for the last 2 years, but they're not stupid enough to actually cede the next election by splitting. Even the most hang-em, flog-em ERG member understands the point of being in the party of power - and if 60 odd Tories left they'd genuinely represent a statistically significant party. I think Corbyn's failure to take advantage of the division in the Conservatives is one of the great political misses of my life (HOW are they still behind in the polls) but this is just stupid. I cannot see how this moves them any closer to their goal of a second referendum.
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    Elimination Chamber is tomorrow

    @BomberPat Exactly what I was going to say - that main event shows that when the WWE want to, they can still produce incredible, compelling drama. Smackdown right now has in Orton, Styles, Hardy, Bryan and Joe 5 of the best wrestlers of their generation, all still operating at a top level, and able to take a nothing PPV and produce a moment of super high drama. I, like that entire crowd, was convinced that Kofi was going to win for about the last 5 minutes, after just 2 matches, and that's the power of pro wrestling. I know if would have made no sense, would have ruined their WM plans and so on, but by heavens if he's got the pin the walls might have come down in that arena. Hotshot the title straight back to Bryan on tv, whatever... but they'll never have the opportunity again to make Kofi the way they made Bryan with his against-the-odds victory. Brilliant stuff, and I also really enjoyed the women's tag match, and loved the Becky beat-down. Finally she looks like a badass again. It's all completely unnecessary but it's still good. Poor Ruby Riot though, she deserves better.
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    Was Will Smith ever any good?

    Devon, you miserabilist. Independence Day is great, it's completely stupid and ridiculous, and full of crazy over the top American patriotism but it's a great rollercoaster action film with memorable moments and performances. It looks and sounds great, and has aged much more gracefully than most mid-90s CGI fests. I bet you hated The Day After Tomorrow too. You obviously have an issue with the whole Quaid family. @HarmonicGenerator mentioned Volcano - Such a fantastic disaster film, even though it doesn't actually feature a volcano, and it was directed by the guy who directed Threads, so he knows his disasters. Any time it's on I always end up watching it through, it's one of those films like Hard Rain that you settle into like a much loved old coat.
  13. I watched Close last night, on Netflix with Noomi Rapace. I really enjoyed it - a straight up actioner but written, directed by and starring women. Good taught script, good performances and some nice set pieces. Plus they keep it to an hour and a half which is perfect length. Thumbs up - and Netflix movies are getting a LOT NXT better.
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    All Elite Wrestling trademarks filed

    Realistically, who is likely to jump from WWE? Apart from Taker, obvs? People who genuinely get no tv time would be my best guess. Bray Wyatt might as well move on if his contract is up, the WWE clearly have no clue what do do with him. Similarly, Luke Harper has a ton of upside and is never going to be a top guy in WWE. Rather than chase Goldberg, CM Punk and other frankly past-it starts, AEW would be best to grab recognisable characters who can contribute plenty in the ring.