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I can't abide Adam Cole. Hate that crossfit style of wrestling him and Rollins have. It's devoid of emotion 

I couldn't really give a shit what Shayna has or hasn't achieved in MMA. In wrestling, she's the dog's bollocks, and the best heel they have.

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2 hours ago, Loki said:

Agreed on the Fight Pit.  Great visual structure, and a match type that actually makes sense of a cage.

Where's Timothy Thatcher come from then?  He's really great.  He also seemed to have teeth missing at the end of the match so is it a Benoit situation where he has removable teeth?  He actually reminds me of Benoit a lot in the ring too.

Having the "worked" crowd (I assume they are PC trainees) giving some background noise has really helped remove a lot of the awkwardness from the product, it's actually more watchable now.  Good show overall - and Maverick lives!! 

I believe (although I'm sure someone will correct me) he was the longest reigning EVOLVE champion. So no surprise he's ended up in NXT. As you can imagine, his work with Gulak and ZSJ etc has been very good over the years.

He's also done the usual rounds with PWG, RevPro etc.

If they leave him how he is, he should do really well.

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3 hours ago, Loki said:

Agreed on the Fight Pit.  Great visual structure, and a match type that actually makes sense of a cage.

Where's Timothy Thatcher come from then?  He's really great.  He also seemed to have teeth missing at the end of the match so is it a Benoit situation where he has removable teeth?  He actually reminds me of Benoit a lot in the ring too.

Having the "worked" crowd (I assume they are PC trainees) giving some background noise has really helped remove a lot of the awkwardness from the product, it's actually more watchable now.  Good show overall - and Maverick lives!! 

The only issues I saw with the setup was that it looked like a real audience would struggle to see anything due to the massive scaffolding holding up the platform around the top of the cage. That might need a rethink for a future use although i'm sure they just didn't give a toss about that for this one with the current circumstances. 

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Really enjoyed the Drake Maverick, Kushida and Atlas 3 way. Maverick vs Devlin could end up on a UK takeover as a good story bout. 

The fight pit was innovative and a great match. No near falls, just a really good realistic bout. I like the idea of having Angle as the reg or someone legit. Gable, Lesnar, Lashley, Samoa Joe, Gulak, and Nakumura could shine in this environment. 

With fans in attendance it would no doubt affect visibility though does it need to built around the ring? could it be a cage pit elsewhere in the arena.

To think that during lockdown have had the firefly funhouse, Boneyard match, the money in the bank (albeit the weaker of all), fight pit and Stadium stampede. When fans can eventually attend again these matches could be brought as TV feud enders or so on. 

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Speaking of fans and visibility, I wonder if the Hockey-style Plexi Glass is going to stay when things return to normal? It would make sense for the safety of the performers, especially in the first phase of fans returning, but you’ve got to imagine it will kill the atmosphere somewhat. Looks super weird, too.

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1 hour ago, simonworden said:

The only issues I saw with the setup was that it looked like a real audience would struggle to see anything due to the massive scaffolding holding up the platform around the top of the cage. That might need a rethink for a future use although i'm sure they just didn't give a toss about that for this one with the current circumstances. 

Yeah, agreed on that. Once we get back to 'normal' you could maybe do it as a pre-tape set up backstage and/or set it up by the stage like they did with the Lion's Den, but that has problems of its own of course - especially if you WERE to use it as a concept for Brock. Otherwise I think it'd need something of a redesign for a large arena crowd.

@Loki, Joe vs Lesnar was definitely one of the things I was envisioning! Also Brock vs Riddle of course, and Brock vs a high flyer who confounds him by spending the whole time diving around the platforms.

Heyman being up on the platform during the match could be fun too.

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1 hour ago, Supremo said:

Speaking of fans and visibility, I wonder if the Hockey-style Plexi Glass is going to stay when things return to normal? It would make sense for the safety of the performers, especially in the first phase of fans returning, but you’ve got to imagine it will kill the atmosphere somewhat. Looks super weird, too.

PWInsider did a little bit about it a few days ago and in their opinion once WWE are allowed to open up to fans (which will probably still only be a couple of hundred at either the PC or Full Sail) they will have the hockey glass up, but once they return to arenas then probably not.

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Props to WWE in making Scarlett look bang average. A gazillion times hotter in her Impact run. She's meant to be Sunny x Sable x Trish, not some goth weirdo.

Also Shotzi Blackheart giving herself the equivalent of a Misawa/Kobashi head drop from the top rope to the outside mats was not a pretty sight. Lucky girl to walk away from that....

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Scarlett doesn't really look that much different to her work before NXT. It's not like they've shoved her out there in full black makeup or a white face or something.

Anyway - worth watching this week for the Cruiserweight final alone.

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14 hours ago, Philjax said:

Props to WWE in making Scarlett look bang average. A gazillion times hotter in her Impact run. She's meant to be Sunny x Sable x Trish, not some goth weirdo.

Also Shotzi Blackheart giving herself the equivalent of a Misawa/Kobashi head drop from the top rope to the outside mats was not a pretty sight. Lucky girl to walk away from that....

I assume nobody has dropped some photos of her in TNA and the like infront of Vince yet. The moment he gets a sniff of that she's on the main roster and as far away from her husband as he can get her!

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Anyone else find this whole Drake Maverick thing a bit sickening? Not a knock on Drake, more how WWE have exploited it. And now they've had their "feel good moment" do you think they'll actually do anything with him? No chance.

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Drake Maverick was the only thing worth giving a shit about in that entire company and typically they still managed to balls it up.

Doing all that unnecessary nonsense last week with Kushida that killed his momentum, making him a loser who doesn't even win the tournament, then having him cry and hug a towering Triple H as he gets given a pity contract. Which he doesn't read. The whole thing couldn't have been done much worse. He ends up being just another guy on the roster, who not only lost in the end, but arguably shouldn't have been in the final to begin with. No bigger a star than he was previously, destined to do fuck all for the foreseeable future. They were handed a gem of a situation that scripted itself and managed to wring all fun and joy out of it until all that was left was the usual bland, vaccuous, sleazy, isolated "feel-good moment," that'll lead nowhere. They're fucking terrible at writing stories.

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