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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Post by Bandit » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:20 am



I think he's taking more pills than just vitamins.

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Post by Big Boss Man » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:50 am

what if the Reunion Superstars got together and said enough is enough and just took over the whole WWE and Ruled4 Life. HH
XWF 2.0 ?

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Post by Bandit » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:46 am

For those who missed it, below is the updated listing of Legends, Hall of Famers and Superstars advertised for Monday's RAW Reunion special from the Amalie Arena in Tampa:

* Alicia Fox
* Alundra Blayze
* Booker T
* Candice Michelle
* Christian
* D-Von Dudley
* DX (Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Sean "X-Pac" Waltman, "Road Dogg" BG James)
* Eric Bischoff
* Eve Torres
* Gerald Brisco
* Hulk Hogan
* Hurricane Helms
* Jillian Hall
* John Cena
* Jonathan Coachman
* Jerry Lawler
* Jimmy Hart
* Kaitlyn
* Kelly Kelly
* Kevin Nash
* Kurt Angle
* Lilian Garcia
* Mark Henry
* Maryse
* Melina
* Mick Foley
* Pat Patterson
* Ric Flair
* Rikishi
* Ron Simmons
* Santino Marella
* Scott Hall
* Sgt. Slaughter
* Shawn Michaels
* Sid Vicious
* Steve Austin
* Ted DiBiase Sr.
* The Boogeyman
* The Godfather
Oh boy I wonder what Ron Simmons will do. It's a mystery.

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Post by handwrittenhysteria » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:43 am

Bandit wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:46 am
Oh boy I wonder what Ron Simmons will do. It's a mystery.
Some current superstar will do something wacky or risque and Ronald Simmons will walk onto screen, look perplexed, and say "GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY!"

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Post by Bandit » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:31 am

So The Club is now The O.C.


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Post by Bandit » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:11 pm

#GiveWWEWomenAChance is trending on twitter because people think they gave up on the women's division already.

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Post by Bandit » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:39 pm

Apparently Sid no-showed last night. Dude will probably no-show his HOF induction.

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Post by Bandit » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:39 am

Monday's big WWE RAW Reunion episode, featuring returns by several top Legends and Superstars including WWE Hall of Famers Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan, drew an average of 3.093 million viewers, according to Showbuzz Daily. This is up 26% from last week's 2.453 million viewers.

This is the best viewership and the first time RAW has hit 3 million viewers since the post-SummerSlam 2018 episode on August 20, which drew 3.095 million viewers. It topped the post-WrestleMania 35 episode of RAW, which averaged 2.924 million viewers, by 6%.

The last major RAW featuring a host of former legends, RAW 25 in January of 2018, averaged 4.53 million viewers, beating last night's episode by 32%.

For this week's show, the first hour drew 3.019 million viewers (last week's hour 1 - 2.379 million), the second hour drew 3.178 million viewers (last week's hour 2 - 2.503 million) and the final hour drew 3.083 million viewers (last week's hour 3 - 2.478 million).

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:47 pm

Bandit wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:31 am
So The Club is now The O.C.

AJ looks like Rachel Bilson.
Bandit wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:11 pm
#GiveWWEWomenAChance is trending on twitter because people think they gave up on the women's division already.
#GiveTheWomenOnNXTAChance

Well, some of them.

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Post by Big Boss Man » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:32 pm

Bandit wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:39 pm
Apparently Sid no-showed last night. Dude will probably no-show his HOF induction.
He had better things to do
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Post by Bandit » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:36 am

Monday: Cena makes drunk driving joke about Jimmy Uso



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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Post by Bandit » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:52 am

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, Co-President George Barrios, Co-President Michelle Wilson and SVP Financial Planning & Investor Relations Michael Weitz are hosting a Second Quarter 2019 Earnings call today from WWE headquarters in Stamford. You can check out coverage of this morning's press release at this link. Below are highlights from the call:

Weitz opened the call and welcomed everyone. He went over the basics of the press release and the call, then turned things over to Vince. Vince touted revenue being at $269 million and said it is what it is, chuckling. He said they have completed international TV deals, which they are excited about, and excited about localized content. Vince said it adds to the ways WWE can reach their audience. They are close to announcing other international TV deals, including in India. They have hired Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff as RAW and SmackDown Executive Directors (he did not name them). Vince said these hires will allow him to look at a longer range on storyline arc developments, focus more on talent development and not "get in the weeds" like he has in the past, which is good for the long term and the short-term, which he says we've seen evidence of already. He said they are excited about moving SmackDown to Fox, and touted how the show will reach more homes than it does on the USA Network now. Vince said it's a family-type of relationship with Fox, as it is with NBCUniversal. They are excited about the future in terms of it being like another kickoff for the company. Vince handed the call over to Barrios.

Barrios went over the basics and the numbers of the press release. He said some of the improvements in the numbers are credited to returning talents and the improvement of storylines coming out of WrestleMania 35. They remain very excited and focused on SmackDown moving to Fox. He touted how the new version of the WWE Network started to roll out on Wednesday. This new platform enables the introduction of new features and experiences over time, including a free tier and other tiers. They remain very excited about the longterm opportunity of the Network. Wilson took over the call and talked about focusing on their content distribution plans with international partners. She touted renewal deals for some of their shows, including for Total Bellas, and exclusive WWE Network specials on The Shield and Ronda Rousey. She said they are developing a new "Fight Like a Girl" mobile series for Quibi, and the Main Event movie for Netflix. She touted the FS1 WWE studio show to premiere in the fall, and the A&E "Biography" documentaries that are in the works. She touted more than 82,000 fans attending WrestleMania 35 and touted the Super ShowDown event in Saudi Arabia. Wilson also touted last week's tryouts in China, and the upcoming live event in China this September. She said they continue to launch their mobile game portfolio, touting the WWE Universe game. They have 115 million mobile video game installs across the entire portfolio. Mattel has helped them secure premium toy placement in Walmart stores. Barrios talked more about some of the business numbers from the press release, which is linked above. They are finalizing TV deals for India and the Middle East, and plan to close them later this year. Barrios wrapped this part of the call and turned it over to Weitz, who opened the lines for the investor Q&A.

Vince was asked about the Bischoff and Heyman hires. He said again that it allows him to not be "in the weeds" any longer. He, again did not name them, but said "these two people" have a lot of long range and developmental range in the business, with extensive backgrounds. He touted their organizational aspects, their depth in working with talents and writing for talents. Vince said the hires will be really good for the business. Regarding how much "latitude" they will have, Vince said they will have a lot because the hires will allow him to have a broader overview of everything, and allow him an escape from getting "in the weeds" again.

They were asked about comments on the state of the product in the media, and how they feel they've turned the corner. Barrios was asked about the state of the storylines and what we see on TV, compared to other recent quarters. Vince spoke up and said they have definitely turned the corner. He once again mentioned the new Executive Directors for RAW and SmackDown. Vince said they are spending more time on storylines, good ones, and also talent development. Vince said it's a combination of a lot of things, all good things so far, coming together. He called it a "re-launch" in terms of content.

Regarding the content expanding, Vince said they will get a bit edgier but they will remain in the PG environment. He said something they will do more controversy with better storylines, but at the same time they are not going to go back to the Attitude Era, they're not going to do blood and guts and things of that nature, such as what is being done "on our new potential competitor" - a reference to AEW. Vince said they are just not going back to "that gory crap that we graduated from." Vince said it's a more sophisticated product, attracting much better writers and better management, things of that nature. Vince feels really good about the content expansion.

Barrios would not directly comment on the WWE NXT to Fox TV rumors, but he said a constant internal discussion they have, the biggest, is creating content and where the best place is for that content. Wilson talked about how Fox is really planning on promoting SmackDown and integrating them into everything else they have going on. Vince added that the have been led to believe that NBCU will also be upping their promotion for RAW, but he doesn't know if it will be equal to Fox. Vince said NBCU is now in a more competitive situation as well, and they want to do better with promoting RAW.

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Post by Bandit » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:04 am



Chael is looking for an AEW job.

One thing he's wrong about is Vince never wanted to buy UFC or any MMA promotion, Shane did, especially PRIDE in 2007. Vince always turned Shane down because he's convinced someone will die during a fight and he doesn't want the media attention if they do. He said the same thing to CM Punk when he asked to walk Sonnen down to the ring for his fight with Michael Bisping in Chicago in 2012.

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Post by Bandit » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:58 pm

So Paul Heyman is a cuckold, right? That's the only way to explain this shit getting so much airtime. He's writing himself through the Mike Kanellis character.

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:30 pm

It's probably just Vince getting Mike back for giving him a $500k a year contract for 5 years.

"How dare you, a lower card guy, get that amount of money from me! I am are going to make you suffer!"

Maria's also getting that amount.

"Well done on getting me to give you that amount of money and then getting pregnant. Here, have a title."

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Post by Bandit » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:35 am

PULL OUT NEXT TIME, PAL!

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Re: WWE Thread (Spoilers)

Post by Ocelot » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:07 pm

NEXT TIME YA WANNA FUCK HER, JACK, PUT SOME CRUSHED LEAVES IN HER VAGINA!

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