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I have to believe there's some mass delusion going on here and WWE is so sterile and stale that anything they present differently gets rave reviews, because I'm with @Cannibal Man - that Boneyard match was pure Broken Hardy shite. It was like watching the Kickpuncher movies from Community. Dire.

Maybe I'm just a miserable fart though!

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I enjoyed it, but never want to watch it again. It was fever dream 2.30am viewing, where half the fun was wondering where the fuck they were going with it. It was no hokier than a "Buried Alive" match where there's a mini-graveyard plot on the side of the stage, and the best attempt WWE have made so far at "cinematic" wrestling - though that's the lowest of low bars.

There's stuff in there that will make highlight reels, and people will happily forget the rest. 

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The Boneyard match was the best thing Taker has done in years. Can’t see how it would work if they did more than one of these on a single show or if it will flop next year when they have a proper event. 
 

Was so much better than everything else on the show, but it wouldn’t be as good in between actual matches. Got to feel bad for people like Baszler and Strowman who have had a career goal play out in the flattest way possible. Couldn’t imagine a shitter way for Strowman to win the title from Goldberg.

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2 hours ago, Cannibal Man said:

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.

 

 

It's not going to be for everyone. It was fun and I enjoyed it but it wasn't amazing like some say and I won't watch it again. If they have another in the future I don't think I would enjoy it as much. 

I totally agree about Undertaker not looking cool. That fucking hair, Jesus christ. 

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I've watched the match twice now and loved it both times. Surprised to see some criticism of it. 

The rest wasn't bad but likelihood is I'll never be in the mood to rewatch any of it. 

It's done its job of having me up for tonight's show. 

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Watched back the Boneyard sober just to be sure. It's still great. They looked cool as fuck. I'm sure being locked up is making me swoon over it even more but that's kind of the point! 

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Another here which watched it sober this morning, it holds up just fine - Taker looks the best he has in what, 7 years? Been blasting that Metallica song all day too.

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I just honestly can't see the Revival or whatever they're called and AJ looking cool in this, one looks like a jack of cards on a night out and the other two just have pure 'GIMP' about them at the best of times. Buried alive in shit with his hand poking out, breathing like a heavy wank with the other feller wanting to hear his wifes name. Undertakers gear was just so, so Kenny Powers. I don't know tbh, i'm glad people like it because it means AJ at least doesn't have a longer run of bollocks WM matches now. It's ceiling was Road House but it only hit Sharknado.

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I read a review this morning and saw mixed tweets about the Boneyard match. From the tone of the criticism, I logged on here with absolutely no doubt that it was going to have gone down a storm. Glad you lot are so predictable. 😂

I've only watched three clips from YouTube and it looks (and especially sounds) absolutely dreadful. Maybe need to see the whole thing.

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It’s the sort of thing that under any other normal circumstances likely would have been shit on by most.  Considering the circumstances though, it was wonderful! Very much the type of thing and direction I hoped they may take for WrestleMania being in such a unique situation by going all Lucha Underground on us.

Steph introduces the show saying they want to help take our mind off what’s going on in the world. Everything else was the bleakest of reminders of it, but the Boneyard absolutely achieved that! Was grinning like a dickhead throughout and actually left me wanting more and excited for tonight.

Firefly Funhouse could be more of the same or could be absolutely awful. If they take the same approach Bray could be in his element with such a style and presentation. But still means it could go either way.

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The show was mostly enjoyable, although I skipped Elias versus Corbin for obvious reasons. I'm not really sure what Rob Gronkowski is doing there. He retired from the NFL with over $50 million in the bank, so he's hardly desperate for the money. Give me even a tenth of that and I'll happily sit with my feet up drinking cocktails instead of looking like a bad Timmy Mallet tribute act. 

The main event was definitely a spectacle. Haven't been following any of the build-up so was confused why AJ kept calling him Mark (yes, I know that's his name before anyone rushes in to point out the glaringly obvious) and talking about the Dead Man, only for Taker to turn up in his Village People gear yet still doing hokey magic tricks associated with the Dead Man gimmick. I know the sun set on AJ's push a long time ago, but I'm not really sure why a 55 year old man is getting the better of AJ, Gallows, Anderson and whoever those people in the hooded robes were.

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If only the 2K games were good because we're so getting a Boneyard Match in 2K21. Just watched that Wrestling With Wregret guy and he loved the match too, so it's not just us nerds on here that adore it.

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Such a strange show. 

The main event was utterly brilliant. Loved it. 

Can't help but think the rest of the show could have done with the same creativity. Get rid of the barricades and let Rollins and Owens brawl their way throughout the entire building. Show all the wrestlers rocking up at the arena and going straight through the building and into the ring. Have the ladders somewhere in the building and they have to go get them. 

Chucking loads of people at ringside for Zayn vs Bryan was a good move. One of the better matches because of all the stalling.

Shit like Elias vs. Corbin really doesn't need to be on these shows.

 

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