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Corndawg93
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#19321

Posted 2 weeks ago

Taker and Reigns at WM, really?

Called this right after the Rumble.

Something about Reigns eliminating Taker doesn't sit right with me, when I saw that I got sick to my stomach thinking they are gonna do Reigns vs Undertaker at Mania and have Reigns win for another push.

I called it after I read it on the Dirtsheets

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#19322

Posted 2 weeks ago

I doubt that Reigns will beat Taker, if you look over past 8 years or so, Taker has faced the well established people and beaten them all, the exceptions being Bork Laser, which a lot of people, and rumour has it even Vince thinks, it was bad idea. 

 

The other exception was Bray Wyatt, which probably the best indicator, as whilst granted he was being a bit of jobber at that stage and was not really given any direction, but since then he's been built up nicely and now holds the title and it doesn't look odd.

 

They'll use Reigns in the same manner to give him a "rub" by going against The Undertaker, but I doubt if they would have him beat by Reigns as that would put too much on Reigns on what is still relatively early in his career.  I mean people have been salty towards him for a good while, and it's mainly been due to bad booking, but he's recently started to win a few folk around and is getting better reaction than he has before; to have him beat The Undertaker now, would just undo all that and atmosphere would be saltier than the Dead Sea.  Besides Reigns is actually quite a safe worker as well, so I think The Undertaker will be well protected in the match.

 

My guess is The Undertaker will be good for one more year and will see it off next year against Cena, who cold legitimately beat him and take the heat that comes with it.


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#19323

Posted 2 weeks ago

'taker reportedly needs a hip replacement which he's opted to put off until he's retired. He's looked so fragile in his last few appearances that I'd be surprised if he puts it off for another year. I suppose he could have the surgery after 'Mania and then try to get in shape for the following year but I'm honestly skeptical.

 

The narrative going into this feud appears to be Reigns laying claim to 'taker's "my yard" catchphrase, and, indeed, the "yard" itself. If this is Taker's last match, it's absolutly Vince's MO to pannic and try to make sure Reigns gets the rub (Which will be a mistake. Again.) before 'taker is done, We could potentially expect to see a scene following the match where Undertaker acknowledges Reings as the new "big dog", which I'm sure will go down terribly, but that's rarely altered their handling of Reigns in the past.

 

I'd guess that the plan is to build to Brock/Reigns at Summerslam. Two guys who've both beat 'taker at WrestleMania. Reigns this time being presented as someone closer to Brock's level on account of his victory over 'Taker, and Brock's aura of invincibility somewhat diminished after his initial loss to Goldberg, despite likely beating Bill at Wrestlemania.


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Posted 2 weeks ago Edited by Shenmue18, 2 weeks ago.

I'd guess that the plan is to build to Brock/Reigns at Summerslam. Two guys who've both beat 'taker at WrestleMania. Reigns this time being presented as someone closer to Brock's level on account of his victory over 'Taker, and Brock's aura of invincibility somewhat diminished after his initial loss to Goldberg, despite likely beating Bill at Wrestlemania.

This is what I've felt like they'll do, it's almost career suicide for Reigns' chances of being accepted as a face to have him beat Taker, it's to the point that I felt briefly sympathetic towards him, until I remembered that he gets paid millions so him being booed isn't going to stop him from sleeping at night. The fans won't ever let it go that Brock Lesnar beat Taker and they actually like him, generally speaking. With Reigns, it'll guarantee he remains hated forever.


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#19325

Posted 2 weeks ago

Reigns will beat Taker, obviously to symbolize the whole "It's my yard now" thing. And I love Taker but he should just retire at this point. He hasn't been the same since WM30 and his appearances have only become less special each time he's showed up. His match quality has also decreased because other than maybe the SummerSlam match with Brock, he hasn't had anything really good since the Punk match in 2013. He does look fragile and there really isn't anything left for him. There was the potential Cena match they could've done but they missed the boat on it when the streak was still a thing and now Taker is just overstaying his welcome at this point.


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#19326

Posted 2 weeks ago

Reigns will beat Taker, obviously to symbolize the whole "It's my yard now" thing. And I love Taker but he should just retire at this point. He hasn't been the same since WM30 and his appearances have only become less special each time he's showed up. His match quality has also decreased because other than maybe the SummerSlam match with Brock, he hasn't had anything really good since the Punk match in 2013. He does look fragile and there really isn't anything left for him. There was the potential Cena match they could've done but they missed the boat on it when the streak was still a thing and now Taker is just overstaying his welcome at this point.


Eh, I'd say the HIAC match he had with Lesnar was pretty good too

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#19327

Posted 2 weeks ago

"Ring of Honor's 15th Anniversary" spoiler (don't read if you haven't watched the show yet and are about to):

 

Spoiler

 

 


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#19328

Posted A week ago

I never really bought into Taker in his prime and seeing him wobble around at the rumble like he'd had twelve beers was just awkward to watch.

I'm not a Reigns fan either but this WM match is the perfect time to turn him heel against the biggest part-time baby face the company has.

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#19329

Posted A week ago

So Seth Rollins is good to go, he got into a fight with HHH and HHH beat him down

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#19330

Posted 6 days ago

What do you guys think will happen with paiges stuff getting hacked? Do you think Xavier woods is going to hurt from it?


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#19331

Posted 6 days ago

What do you guys think will happen with paiges stuff getting hacked? Do you think Xavier woods is going to hurt from it?

Paige has been so on the outer over the last 12 months and this would be the last straw. Can't imagine seeing her return to a WWE ring. Its a shame because I quite liked her and from what I've heard Vince was a big fan, hence her push to be NXT Women's champ and WWE Diva's champ on debut. But in a PG era WWE there are only a few people who can get away with this sort of thing. As much as it isn't her fault, people have been sanctioned for less. Accidental wardrobe malfunctions and what not.

 

As for Xavier Woods, I think it will be swept under the rug a bit like with Seth Rollins. He sells so much merchandise and is so over with the crowd that he will get off a bit more lightly. He wasn't at the live events over the weekend due to earlier commitments, so will be interesting to see how much air time he gets on RAW and what the fan reaction is like. I really hope they aren't dicks about it because otherwise the WWE might be forced to limit his air time.


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#19332

Posted 6 days ago

New, day nice people... new, day nice people

 

... but seriously, I doubt if they'd take much action against any of them outside of the usual slap on the back of the wrist for actually taping it in the first place, cause these days sh*t like that is very liable to be hacked/leaked etc.  As it's not like any of them involved leaked them on purpose, as from what I can gather (keep in mind it's internet gossip) it was someone getting some revenge on Brad Maddox, who had this stashed privately.  Although why leak stuff on Paige, when the target was Brad Maddox?!?


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#19333

Posted 3 days ago

Poor Jim Ross's wife passed away, poor J.R

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#19334

Posted 3 days ago

Very sad indeed, I hope JR stays strong.

 

On a separate note and not to sound disrespectful, anyone played WWE 2K16 and 2k17, and which would you say was better?  Asking for friend who's got 16, and is considering 17, but wants a second opinion.


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Posted 3 days ago

Wait til 18




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