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I don't know if any of you have been following this GFW stuff but Jarrett is taking a leave of absence and someone from Sports Illustrated is reporting that Anthem is looking to sell the company. I'd love for WWE to step in and buy it. I want classic TNA on WWE Network.

Also, I don't know if any of you saw but Shane forgot his lines on SD for about 20 seconds and finally the crowd broke up this painfully awkward moment by cheering his name. That was tough to watch. Shane used to be pretty good on the mic from what I remember (although never as good as Vince or Stephanie) but since he's returned he's never gotten those mic skills back. He's always beat red, sweating and nervous-looking whenever he has to talk. You listen to him just knowing he's going to mess up.

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A DEFY show I got tickets for just announced the main event as a title match between Shane Strickland and none other than Matt Riddle. That's money well spent. 

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I went to my first ever “Live Event” tonight. I normally don’t ever consider going to a non-televised live show but since this one was on the weekend I said fuck it why not. Very very pleasantly surprised, I’d say this show beats what I’d say on a televised Raw 9 times out of 10. All the stars came out, including Cena who I was surprised still does live events, and they all give a lot of effort on their matches. And it’s actually fun seeing them play to the crowd instead of a camera, it’s the only place where you can obviously tell who is a face and who is a heel. 

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6 hours ago, Omar said:

I went to my first ever “Live Event” tonight. I normally don’t ever consider going to a non-televised live show but since this one was on the weekend I said fuck it why not. Very very pleasantly surprised, I’d say this show beats what I’d say on a televised Raw 9 times out of 10. All the stars came out, including Cena who I was surprised still does live events, and they all give a lot of effort on their matches. And it’s actually fun seeing them play to the crowd instead of a camera, it’s the only place where you can obviously tell who is a face and who is a heel. 

Yeah the wrestling usually isn't particularly strong (unless it's an NXT show, presumably because there are way less of them) but it's almost always a fun show if it's in a good market. I'm pretty sure a lot of wrestlers have said that they prefer house shows to TV. 

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13 minutes ago, Ruiner said:

Yeah the wrestling usually isn't particularly strong (unless it's an NXT show, presumably because there are way less of them) but it's almost always a fun show if it's in a good market. I'm pretty sure a lot of wrestlers have said that they prefer house shows to TV. 

That’s the term I was looking for! House show. For some reason I was blanking on it so I kept calling it a “live event”. 

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Jesus, I hear that the show's going well, I tune in, it immediately goes off a fucking cliff.

 

EDIT: Lesnar/Strowman was at least good, but what a dud of a finish. Strowman absolutely should've won, and if not, it should've taken more than one F5 to put him away.

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So we get yet another Reigns' coronation just to set up yet another coronation at WM. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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14 minutes ago, Omar said:

So we get yet another Reigns' coronation just to set up yet another coronation at WM. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Bingo. After being shocked about the ending to the main event, I was wondering why Lesnar won and fucking Reigns is why Lesnar won. Clearly they're setting up Reigns over Lesnar for WM so Reigns can get yet another lame WrestleMania Moment ending. And now with Brock likely on vacation, there's no world champ for a few months. On the bright side, Brock has had a damn solid title run (way better than his last one) and since Balor messed things up last year, the Universal title has added a ton of credibility with the champs that followed.

I just don't get it though. Since saving his career by being split from Wyatt, Strowman has been on a slow and steady build towards winning the title last night. He improved in the ring, got in better shape, developed a character and spent months squashing hapless jobbers before transitioning to the main roster where Big Show put him over like a champ during three big time Raw main events. He beat Reigns two or three times. This is good, solid Goldberg and Kurt Angle-like build-up that you don't see nowadays. He was ready for the belt.

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I'm not going to be dramatic and say Strowman is dead or anything, but he'll never ever be as hot as he just was again. If they really want the dumbass Roman match, should've just had Strowman win here and then Lesnar can win the rematch at the Rumble. I don't doubt he'll win it at some point, but it won't be the same. 

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16 minutes ago, Ruiner said:

I'm not going to be dramatic and say Strowman is dead or anything, but he'll never ever be as hot as he just was again. If they really want the dumbass Roman match, should've just had Strowman win here and then Lesnar can win the rematch at the Rumble. I don't doubt he'll win it at some point, but it won't be the same. 

It won't. Seeing him sit there leaning on the announcers table in defeat took out any of the "monster" he had in him. Honestly it happened with Samoa Joe too. He talked this big game, beat the crap out of Lesnar the whole match and then one little F-5 out of nowhere beats him. It took all his legitimacy away. At this point Lesnar is doing way more harm than good but WWE has this tunnel vision of getting Reigns to be "the guy" that they're willing to demolish everyone around them just so Reigns can get his 100th coronation that everyone boos.

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