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2 hours ago, WyattSheepMask said:

Interesting that that video piece they had on the show didn’t have the stadium name, it was just Wrestlemania: Hollywood. We’re off back to the LA Memorial Sports Arena lads!

Oh wait, no we’re not

This is the first I've heard of it being in the SoFi next year. I'm interested, if it's actually going ahead.

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Just checked out the main stuff.

Both WWE and Universal Title matches were dog shit. Drew in particular will always be as dull as dishwater.

Taker Vs. Styles was a great laugh and a perfect example of so bad it's good.

Cena Vs. Bray was a load of self indulgent, insider riddled nonsense but by God I fucking loved it if only for the retro Saturday Nights Main Event music.

The Fiend is shit though.

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1 hour ago, Onyx2 said:

Very good read and explanation of the psychology of the cinematic event. As I mentioned, it creates an opportunity for more character development. Will we finally have a heel Cena when he next rolls around? The commentary team have a lot to work with in terms of the Fiend gimmick, the manipulation etc. I fear though, these will be opportunities missed! 

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9 hours ago, Onyx2 said:

Reading this now. It’s interesting, Bray saying he had to work for everything and Cena was handed everything. Bray Wyatt as a character isn’t defined by hard work, so it seems like it’s supposed to be a “shoot” reference - but the real life fella was given a job because of his dad, has been primarily used as an upper card talent for the last seven years despite having barely a handful of really good matches, and goes to McDonald’s more than he goes the gym.

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48 minutes ago, King Pitcos said:

the real life fella was given a job because of his dad

I was really surprised that, at this point, that didn’t come up; especially given the references made in the match itself.

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In a weird little shoot thing, on the latest WWF Comp on Youtube (Sep 1993) Vince interviews IRS right at the end and refers to him as "Mr Rotundo" a couple of times before reverting to "Mr Shyster" later on.

I was quite pleased reading that write-up because I'd interpreted it all "correctly". Go me. on board with @King Pitcos though. That line about Bray having to work for everything he has immediately jumped out to me because he's a 2nd Generation wrestler, not a street hoodie.

The whole thing is bollocks anyway if you break it down. Even in the build up, the whole thing centres around the fact Cena didn't put him over at Mania 30. What's that mean to anyone story line wise? It's all horseshit. Cleverly done, of course, and Cena in the nWo shirt was great. If this was a TV show, then it's all in Wyatt's head and so it's fine. This isn't though. This is Cena playing along in a live dream sequence. It's Hogan/Warrior in the mirror level bollocks.

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16 hours ago, IANdrewDiceClay said:

WWE always use the worst songs, though. Kevin Dunn's taste is music is fascinating.

I can’t get that weeknd song that was the theme for this years mania out of my head. I like how for the official mania they deviate from the usual generic metal dirge and opt for something catchy and poppy. Peter Gabriel’s big time and one republics love runs out from last year are good examples 

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11 minutes ago, tiger_rick said:

If this was a TV show, then it's all in Wyatt's head and so it's fine. This isn't though. This is Cena playing along in a live dream sequence

My interpretation is that the fun house is a place of self reflection but that Bray is the creator and master of it. Cena agreed to enter Bray's creation and therefore he was bound by the rules of the Funhouse and in Brays world he is God. 

I also like to imagine that the actual pin took place in the ring and that everything else was just being projected for Cena to watch. Or you are right and it's wrestlecrap.

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For me, the real question about the Boneyard and Firefly Funhouse matches is did I enjoy them? Absolutely no question about it.

So they can be dissected and overanalysed and questioned as much as anything, but me for it will always come down to whether I enjoyed something or not.

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It wouldn't be out of place at the Tate Modern, but it's the usual crap in a dark room that I wouldn't hang around to watch.

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1 hour ago, tiger_rick said:

The whole thing is bollocks anyway if you break it down. Even in the build up, the whole thing centres around the fact Cena didn't put him over at Mania 30. What's that mean to anyone story line wise? It's all horseshit.

That part I don’t find that problematic, because Cena beating Bray and sending him on a downward spiral works if it was a real fight as well. John Cena was so hellbent on squashing new threats to his spot that he got in the way of Bray Wyatt’s Abigail-foretold destiny.

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4 minutes ago, King Pitcos said:

That part I don’t find that problematic, because Cena beating Bray and sending him on a downward spiral works if it was a real fight as well. John Cena was so hellbent on squashing new threats to his spot that he got in the way of Bray Wyatt’s Abigail-foretold destiny.

That's not the way they tell it though. Like that Cena promo where he calls him the most "overhyped, overvalued, overprivileged WWE superstar in existence" or something like it. It's insider nonsense. Maybe it works because no-one really cares that much at the moment anyway.

I wonder what the average 9 year old fan made of that "match" at Mania?

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7 minutes ago, tiger_rick said:

That's not the way they tell it though. Like that Cena promo where he calls him the most "overhyped, overvalued, overprivileged WWE superstar in existence" or something like it. It's insider nonsense.

They never talk about it in terms of Cena “putting him over” or “doing the job” or whatever. Without the surrealism of the Funhouse, it’s more or less the same “top babyface = bad” insider nonsense as Cena’s feuds with Punk, Bryan, Rock, Owens and others over the years.

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