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  1. I hope it follows all of Hogan's mad lies. We see him jamming with Metallica, turning down the George Foreman Grill, etc.
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    Minor news items that don't deserve a thread

    The few times I attended NXT house shows, Tye stood out massively as a guy who's invaluable in that opening match or lower card comedy slot. He had loads of clever, genuinely funny "10" spots that had the crowd howling. He was never going to be a main eventer but Indy promoters and even AEW could do worse than to bring him in to add a bit of fun to their shows.
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    Smackdown Discussion Thread

    Yep. Even the lame duck episodes of Smackdown where not a lot happens are still infinitely more enjoyable and easier to watch than Raw. The two hours is a breeze to sit through and the characters are nowhere near as overexposed. Far from that, "oh for fuck's sake," feeling you always get at around two hours fifteen minutes on Raw, when they usually send out Elias or Jinder, on Smackdown I always find myself surprised at how quickly we reach main event time. Lovely. All the NXT guys looked better in a tight, loud environment rather than the baggy, overlong silence they performed in front of on Monday. I hope Ciampa didn't injure his knee doing that Sunset Flip. It kills their NXT storyline but I'm more than happy with DIY working main roster matches as the best babyface team in the company. For a split second I thought they were going to throw a curveball and announce Ricochet as Daniel Bryan's Fastlane opponent. Nearly creamed my pants. Oh well, I guess Kofi is the best option otherwise. I've no problem with the Asuka finish. They need to build some challengers for her and Mandy Rose has low-key improved more than almost anyone in recent months. She's not spectacular by any means but everything she does is solid and I never feel uncomfortable or embarassed watching her like I do with girls like Sasha and Bayley. I still can't get over how bad Monday's promo was. For a company that's usually excellent at at hiding empty seats, that wide shot during Jeff Hardy's entrance was genuinely shocking. It legitimately looked like half the arena was tarped off. Can't wait for Shane to beat up Miz's dad. The Usos shouting "woah!" over and over again in a manner where they're seemingly trying to make each other laugh is my jam. Love silly daft stuff like that. I love that they're not putting Becky on every show. Not only does it sell the angle and add a sense of unpredictability about when she's going to show up, but we now incredibly have a WWE system where people get more over the less they're featured on TV and the less they wrestle. Becky hasn't had a match since Royal Rumble and is getting more and more over because of it. What a weird state of affairs.
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    Smackdown Discussion Thread

    I love the idea of Shayna vs. Asuka! Shayna's got the perfect character for someone who doesn't have any respect for Asuka and thinks he can beat her.
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    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    I don't think it's the end of the world that the NXT lads were introduced cold. Ricochet in particular is too flashy and has too much potential to not get over. Especially if they do the dream scenario of putting him on Smackdown during the Shakeup so he can mix it up with Mysterio, Andrade and the like. Ultimately though, seeing those guys come in two months before Wrestlemania? I just worry that'll likely add another twenty minutes to half an hour to Mania itself. We're one day going to have a ten hour Wrestlemania, aren't we? At this point, I wish they'd do it over two nights. Three hours Saturday, three hours Sunday. Lovely.
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    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    This is the type of thing Ricochet should've had for at least a couple of weeks before coming in. That he just appeared randomly is such a waste.
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    Smackdown Discussion Thread

    Meltzer reckons at one point Asuka's Wrestlemania opponent was penciled in to be Lacey Evans! Christ on a bike! He also reports they've decided on Daniel Bryan's Wrestlemania opponent and it's someone coming back specifically for the match. Listed potential guys include Cena (my personal choice), Undertaker, Sami Zayn, Kurt Angle (remember when that felt like a dream match?) Kevin Owens (I think the most likely choice) and Bray Wyatt (worst choice imaginable).
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    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    To their credit, the story they told was that Ruby was more successful on Raw because she had her mates interfering, whereas at the PPV she was on her own because the other two were busy recovering from the Chamber match. Can you even imagine how big of a gulp Vince made when Ronda hit that scary looking cross-body to the outside?! For a split second it looked like his Wrestlemania Main Event was completely fucked. Has there ever been a bigger discrepancy in someone's gear in the space of 24 hours? At the PPV Ronda looked a million dollars. On Raw she looked like she was going the gym on wash day.
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    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    On any other night the headline would be those NXT call-ups. It couldn't be more obvious that at some point in the past week or so Vince stumbled across Half-Time Heat and suddenly realised what a pile of shit he'd originally called up in December. Absolutely fascinating that he's essentially gutted the top of the NXT roster. Even more interesting that he did so now, in front of the quietest crowd in years, rather than saving them for the night after Wrestlemania. And yet, that news paled in comparison to Bayley and Sasha absolutely dying out there. Fucking hell. That was genuinely tough to watch. What a car crash. Like two haunted shells of their former selves. What a pair of wrecks they've become. The gulf between the top women in this company and all the other women has never been wider. Still though. Think of the real loser here. How long until they all lose their surnames and we're left with Aleister, Johnny and Tommaso?
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    Elimination Chamber is tomorrow

    That was a really good show. It makes such a difference when they keep the pay per views to roughly three hours. It felt genuinely refreshing when I realised it was time for the main event and I didn't feel exhausted. It clearly helped the crowd, too. There's no way they'd have been going that crazy at the end if they'd had to sit through six plus hours by that point. Ironic, really. The, "minor," shows are going to quickly become my favourites because unlike with Rumble, Mania, Summerslam and Survivor Series they aren't going to go forever in order to get everyone on the card. I completely fell for the Kofi stuff. They absolutely got me. My heart was in my throat on every near fall. Good shit. Really hoping they do some type of Battle Royale to determine Bryan's Wrestlemania opponent and he pulls it off one more time. It's obviously not what they had planned, but fuck me if they haven't stumbled across some fried gold right here. Give Kofi that big win at Mania. Hoisted on the shoulders of Big E and Xavier. It'll be incredible. Great Chamber match overall. Joe remains the most legitimate feeling guy on the whole roster. Like he'd proper fuck you up just for asking for the time. Buddy Murphy is so wasted on 205 Live. He needs to be the next one after Mustafa Ali brought up to the main roster. Great match. I'm ALL IN on the Shane/Miz storyline. Simple stuff but I love it. Considering the dross in the match, the Women's Elimination Chamber was nothing short of a minor miracle. Loads of times it looked close to falling apart but in the end it was an OK match, which far exceeded my expectations. Not sure I'd have gone with Sasha and Bayley though. That team, their relationship and those characters as babyfaces are never going to recover from the never-ending turn teases and endless amount of shit segments together. Even when they got the usual pavlovian, "you deserve it!" chants you could still hear thunderous boos. I can't think of that ever happening before. Both characters are fucked beyond repair. Giving them the belts won't help. Even worse will be when they continue to tease turning on each other until the end of time. That beatdown on Strowman was weird. They just spent weeks positioning Kurt Angle and Finn Balor as his bessy mates, yet neither comes out to save him, with no explanation given? Weird. Even stranger was The Shield Triple Powerbomb. What gives? Is Roman coming back? Ambrose,Roman and Strowman vs. Drew, Lashley and Corbin at Mania? Drew looked the business here though. Every now and then you see flashes of greatness. The sooner he bins off Corbin the better. I don't think there's ever been a bigger boner killer than Corbin's music hitting right after the Ronda/Becky/Charlotte angle. Fuck me that brought it back down to Earth. If it has to be a Triple Threat at Wrestlemania, as much as I disagree, they're at least doing a good job of making Charlotte into the best heel in the company. Plus, as has already been mentioned, Ronda looked fucking brilliant. The best she's looked in months. The new gear and makeup made her look a hundred times better, she never had to grab her vagina once, and as much as I like Ruby Riott, Ronda squashing the fuck out of her was by far the best decision. Absolute superstar. The angle with Becky was great and really helped her bounce back from the apology on Monday but you could tell everyone involved had realised it needed a final re-write that they never had time to do. The way she was putting her hands behind her back as if she was handcuffed, with Cole shouting and screaming about how she needed to be arrested, you could definitely sense someone suggested an arrest too late in the day for them to actually factor it into the script. If it has to go down the over-complicated, pro-wrestling 101 route, at least they're doing effective angles with over characters. I still feel like Ronda vs. Becky in a singles match, sold more as a UFC fight, had far more potential though. In a sense, it reminds me of Vince McMahon vs. Bret Hart at Wrestlemania 28. The story wrote itself. Just run with the story. You don't need all these diversions and distractions.
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    The Official UKFF RAW Thread...

    Meltzer reckons the reason Ambrose had a phantom face turn this week, resulting in that dead wierd, "slay the beast," moment, was because he's been getting cheers at the house shows ever since they announced his departure. It's an interesting idea. Whilst you'd think he'd get a negative reaction, as is the historical pattern, it's almost as if WWE have done such a good job positioning the company itself as the heel in the fan's mind that now fucking off is seen as a babyface move. It's a far cry from Lesnar and Goldberg getting slaughtered at Mania 20 or Razor Ramon getting, "You Sold Out!" chants in early 96. I also wonder if giving him the win against EC3 is their attempt at getting him to re-sign or whether they think that ship has sailed.
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    Smackdown Discussion Thread

    He'd get a pop for his return because everyone gets a return pop. More so now than ever, crowds pop for moments no matter what they happen to be. Even heel turns get big pops because the crowd just want to see storyline advancements. Give it three weeks and he'd be back to his usual shit self, getting little to no reaction and dragging down whichever poor bastard is saddled with him. The last few years is filled with guys who've had their careers grind to a halt when they've been cursed by a Brat Wyatt feud. Maybe they can completely change his character to have him feud with Bryan. He's already got the stinky dreadlocks - why not turn him into a wasteful hipster, using single-use plastic and spraying Lynx Africa everywhere?
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    Smackdown Discussion Thread

    That'd be a legendary match. One of the best, hottest acts in the business against one of the shittest, coldest acts of all time...for the WWE Title. If I'm Vince, I'm already asking Bray if he wants to go to AEW. Fuck it, let him take the gimmick, too. Let him ruin their show with his dull, repetitive goes-nowehere promos and boring, shit matches.
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    Elimination Chamber is tomorrow

    You I've seen a lot of people describe the reaction to Monday's show as fans complaining because they didn't get what they want, which I think is unfair. As always, there's some of that, but to make that blanket statement completely undersells how inconsistent it was with the Becky Lynch character they've presented for the past six to eight months. Shit, inconsistent writing shouldn't get a pass just because it's pro-wrestling and you can go "LOL, triggered fans are getting worked~!" It reminded me of when they had Becky hug Charlotte after picking her as her replacement at Survivor Series. A stupid, awkward mis-step that they'll almost certainly pretend never happened when they realise their mistake. I felt like she really cooled off after that hug and only truly got back on track when she won the Rumble. Let's hope that doesn't happen again here. But yeah - The Man as the Tag Team Champion. Bosh. Much better that than fucking Nia and Tamina, or worse still Bayley and Sasha continuing their multiple-year-long break-up teases.
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    Elimination Chamber is tomorrow

    Prediction/Fantasy Booking - Becky Lynch steals a page out of Edge's playbook, beats up the Iconics during their entrance and takes their place in the pod. Goes on to win the Tag Titles single handedly. Holds the belts ransom to get her Mania spot back. It kills a number of birds with one stone. It makes the Tag Titles mean something. I mean honestly, does anyone really care right now? I couldn't give less of a shit about them or this match. Secondly, it stops Billie Kay from injuring either herself or someone else. And it also goes some way of rehabbing Becky after the rubbish they scripted for her last Monday.
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