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Wrestlemania 36- Tampa Bay Bay

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That’s the one!  Quality.  WCW years ahead of the curve as usual.

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I thought that Boneyard match was a load of tosh, but i've seen huge positive reviews across the board so I don't know, fair enough! I know there's an element of 'it's wrestling' so turning the camera on is an achievment in itself but I watched the whole thing and hit me like SyFy Channel original shite. It wasn't even fun like the Vampiro WCW match. No expectations of it being a laugh either because there's zero way Undertaker in 2020 is allowing 'A LAUGH' when he wants to play Sons Of Anarchy dress up. Fucking awful. AJ Styles having been CZW'd off a roof and that soft arsehole head to toe in his Las Vegas gear. Total shit I thought, sorry. Undertaker standing over AJ Styles asking him who his wife is before a big light show and motorbike ride - Utter shit.

No issue with people liking it, I just came off thinking it was last as fuck. Mark Calloway isn't cool, or tough. He never looks it. He's a sideshow. Every time he lifts the curtain it's like looking at someone with enough money to pretend they're what they want to tell everyone they are. He's got a team of accountants with his clobber and words ready to go. Really, really disappointing. He even did that punch drunk shit that's plagued the Wrestlemania matches he's been having for years too.

Rest of the show was a laugh overall, Bryan/Zayn and Owens/Rollins were great, liked the tag, skipped Goldberg because I honestly think he's worse than Nailz lads, i'm sorry.

 

 

Edited by Cannibal Man

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That Boneyard match was incredible. I absolutely loved it to bits. Exactly the kind of thing both WWE and AEW should be doing on these shows where they want some new content (mixed in with promo's, VT's and old footage). The rest of the card though? Didn't do a single thing for me. I haven't been able to watch these empty arena Raw and Smackdown shows, just the odd video clip of some promo's. It's just pointless. It doesn't work one iota. Fair play to Owens, Rollins, Morrison, the Uso brother and Kofi, they killed themselves trying, but even then it couldn't make it enjoyable.

It's been the first time since I started watching 24 years ago that I had no excitement for a WrestleMania, and yesterday, during the day, I genuinely forgot it was on this weekend until I was on YouTube last night and the pre-show came up as a suggestion. At that point though, I'm damn glad I watched this morning, for the Boneyard match alone.  Note perfect. Taker's look, the entrance, the movie like feel, it clicked on every level.

WWE Network on the other hand? Didn't work at all again, despite having my £9.99. During the show, when I wanted to watchwrestling, the WWE Network was the most buggy of any version of the show I could watch. They got cancelled again immediately. From they changed hosting companies, the Network has been the absolute shits. Worse than UFC Fight Pass was about three years ago, and it was the worst streaming platform I'd ever seen. 

Finger's crossed that Edge, Orton, Cena and Wyatt can produce something similar to Taker and Styles did last night, to carry the rest of the show.

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Sting vs Undertaker in a Boneyard match might actually happen next year. A semi-boneyard (oo-err) where it starts off at the yard and ends in the ring. There's no reason why you can put legends in these things and edit around the breather they'll need. I think WWE has stumbled upon something you will see a lot of over the next few years.

WrestleMania wasnt very good really. Not really the fault of anyone, but for me personally seeing it with no fans in a small stage just didnt get me buzzed. The Taker/Styles match, though, was pure madness and had that element that they could have done anything in it. So as a novelty it was pure theatre Got to end Mania with Cena and the Fiend now then. You cant really go from mad shite back to an empty arena.

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The Boneyard match was superb. Nearly everything else felt flat. Im shocked they put so little effort in the production of the rest of the card.

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2 minutes ago, DEF said:

The Boneyard match was superb. Nearly everything else felt flat. Im shocked they put so little effort in the production of the rest of the card.

I guess they still have to be shooting it like a wrestling show, though. It certainly felt odd. Some of the finishes were dreadful. Eddie Graham would be spinning is his grave. 

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Tonight’s Firefly Fun House Match is is the ultimate difficult second album now. Being pre-taped, with WWE having no idea how positively the Boneyard Match was going to be received, imagine the disappointment if it’s just a regular hardcore match in the Performance Centre and not an equally ridiculous mini-movie?

Ultimately though, yeah, you would hope WWE have learnt some valuable lessons during this time. They’ve gotten themselves into such a rut where everyone wrestles the same and other than a change in participants every match feels no different from the last. Thinking outside the box and taking massive departures from their usual patterns and tropes was refreshing as fuck.

We’ll have to see how tonight goes but I think doing two three-hour shows for a Wrestlemania weekend is definitely the future, too. When the show ended last night I was actually excited and wanted to see more. The complete opposite to the usual seven to eight hour slog that leaves you exhausted.

Plus, I see no reason why they don’t mic up Jimmy Uso for all of his matches going forward. 

“Eat that! Eat that, Kofi! Flatten your face like a pancake boiiiiiii!”

Edited by Supremo

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1 hour ago, WeeAl said:

WWE Network on the other hand? Didn't work at all again, despite having my £9.99. During the show, when I wanted to watchwrestling, the WWE Network was the most buggy of any version of the show I could watch. They got cancelled again immediately. From they changed hosting companies, the Network has been the absolute shits. Worse than UFC Fight Pass was about three years ago, and it was the worst streaming platform I'd ever seen. 

Watched live on the network. No issues whatsoever

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The Undertaker's entrance actually gave me goosebumps. Might be because I havent left the house in days and anything outside looks like paradise, but it just looked cool as fuck.

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