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Old 01-24-2014, 06:13 AM   #1906
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I've read that too, but I sceptical. Wouldn't it be counter-productive for a guy with a beaten down body to be "practicing" a match?

not if it's his calling card and WWE hypes up the streak like it does. taker has more or less been wrestling for WM for a few years now. if he's hurt, he takes time off to heal and show up in time. if he's not hurt, he does a couple angles or squash matches. dude is old but he's been banking on those WM matches. at this point, i think he really does need to retire.

he can't really tightrope the top rope anymore, he doesn't really dive over the top rope without being clipped anymore...i mean, legend obviously, but it's time to hang it up.

as much as his last 3-4 WM matches have been in my top 2 that year, it's starting to really rely on near finishes. near finishes get the crowd into it but at the same time, it also cheapens it. like how many superkicks, pedigrees, tombstones can you go through? when you think about it, it ends up being lame booking with forced suspense.

the storyline and build up has usually been good, although the last HHH one was weak as all fvck.

as far as sting, i got excited a couple years ago when y2j returned and i hoped it was sting in some weird way. i'm kind of over it now. it will be a last hoorah but he's been past his prime for so damn long, it's like the grateful dead taking their final tour.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:33 PM   #1907
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Confirmed participants for the Royal Rumble:

CM Punk
Batista
Alberto Del Rio
Cody Rhodes
Goldust
Rey Mysterio
Big E Langston
Dean Ambrose
Seth Rollins
Roman Reigns
Erick Rowan
Luke Harper
Jimmy Uso
Jey Uso
Miz
Kofi Kingston
R-Truth
Xavier Woods
Fandango
Damien Sandow
Ryback
Titus O'Neil
Darren Young
Jack Swagger
Antonio Cesaro

5 are left to be surprise entrants. Sheamus? Evan Borne? Jericho? Kane? Jake Roberts? Undertaker? Sting? Hogan? Anyone off other matches?

i don't care if Bryan is already in a match he should be in the rumble.

Since Punk is the first entrant I wouldn't be surprised to see the SHIELD as the second third and fourth entrants
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:43 PM   #1908
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Roman Reigns is gonna do big things in the rumble and possibly have a showdown with Batista during the rumble.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:06 PM   #1909
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I still remember the first Royal Rumble match that I watched. Bret hart and Lex Lugger winning the 1994 Royal Rumble. WWF was testing if Luger would have a bigger pop than Bret Hart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soJhHsBhI6I
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:28 AM   #1910
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How about Sting for surprise Royal Rumble entry?
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:56 AM   #1911
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How about Sting for surprise Royal Rumble entry?

Thing that sucks about current WWE is they're so thirsty for ratings that there's rarely any huge surprise returns anymore. I remember back in the day you never knew when someone might debut or return. It'd be a random match happening and then RVD and Tommy Dreamer run thru the crowd or something, or when DDP debuted as Takers stalker and nobody saw it coming (angle ended up sacking but his debut was a shock)

Nowadays they always say "next week so and so will be here!". When Batista returned last week they advertised the hell out of it and it worked for them tho. Raw was the highest rated show in a year. So I'm thinking (tho I hope I'm wrong) that if Sting is coming they'll try to use it to sell tickets and bring in ratings in advance
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:17 AM   #1912
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IF Sting shows up, how ****ing epic would it be if his music hit and he repelled down from the rafters and started clearing the ring. I'd lose my shit.

I might have to wear Depends just in case.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:48 AM   #1913
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We really ne a smilie. He recently turned 53 for those that are interested.


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Old 01-25-2014, 10:26 AM   #1914
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We really ne a smilie. He recently turned 53 for those that are interested.


And they've been saying he's been brought back to TNA as a consultant. Would certainly explain the 5 million run-ins they've had over the past few weeks.

Bad Influence might be on their way out of TNA too, they're supposedly got a AJ Styles lowball type offer coming their way.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:53 AM   #1915
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And they've been saying he's been brought back to TNA as a consultant. Would certainly explain the 5 million run-ins they've had over the past few weeks.

Bad Influence might be on their way out of TNA too, they're supposedly got a AJ Styles lowball type offer coming their way.

That's just IWC nonsense. No reputable journalist has said Russo is back, if he were, perhaps Magnus might have some kind of personality. Lagana has always been a run-in heavy writer too.


I doubt Bad Influence leave when their deals expire. Might get a similar contract to the Wolves, allowing them to make up for less guaranteed money by working more indy bookings.
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:12 PM   #1916
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Thing that sucks about current WWE is they're so thirsty for ratings that there's rarely any huge surprise returns anymore. I remember back in the day you never knew when someone might debut or return. It'd be a random match happening and then RVD and Tommy Dreamer run thru the crowd or something, or when DDP debuted as Takers stalker and nobody saw it coming (angle ended up sacking but his debut was a shock)

Nowadays they always say "next week so and so will be here!". When Batista returned last week they advertised the hell out of it and it worked for them tho. Raw was the highest rated show in a year. So I'm thinking (tho I hope I'm wrong) that if Sting is coming they'll try to use it to sell tickets and bring in ratings in advance

I heard it was gonna be a surprise but then it got leaked so they started promoting it
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:28 PM   #1917
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I heard it was gonna be a surprise but then it got leaked so they started promoting it

Yeah, they accidentally included him in local promotional material for a house show or taping or some such.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:26 PM   #1918
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Rumour has it Dixie Carter is trying to get her own reality show.... bish got some ego.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:14 AM   #1919
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Rumour has it Dixie Carter is trying to get her own reality show.... bish got some ego.

Horrible idea. Do you know how much bad buzz this is gonna create for her? Your company is failing miserably, losing money by the day, losing star wrestlers, might lose its TV deal and just got kicked out of its long time home because you didn't book the studio.... And you decide to put the spotlight on yourself and have your own reality show? Are the cameras gonna follow her around while she makes horrible business decisions?
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:10 AM   #1920
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Horrible idea. Do you know how much bad buzz this is gonna create for her? Your company is failing miserably, losing money by the day, losing star wrestlers, might lose its TV deal and just got kicked out of its long time home because you didn't book the studio.... And you decide to put the spotlight on yourself and have your own reality show? Are the cameras gonna follow her around while she makes horrible business decisions?

God I hope so. Not even my boy could write that big a car wreck.
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