Rolling Wrestling Thread


#3701

Absolutely. Felt like a turning point in many ways, certainly for McMahon, but also for the lead modern faces, and overall tone of the company.

I’d suggest the introduction of DX as the starting point for the Attitude Era, though, rather than Tyson or Montreal. Incidentally, i never realised how shite the New Age Outlaws were, particularly early doors, before rewatching some of these PPVs. The on-the-mic ring intros are largely abysmal. One of them particularly was about ten minutes long. Rubbish.


#3702

Yeah I don’t watch much bar big events but I listen to something to wrestle with most weeks and the occasional other one.


#3703

Aye although DX happened more or less in the build up to Montreal so it’s all related but totally (although Trips pushes that line quite hard these days, ha)

Ha yeah new age outlaws were basically just over cuz they had a cool intro


#3704

them and LOD are possibly the two most over teams of all time and theyre both fucking terrible. wrestling is weird


#3705

Demolition are the best tagteam for me. Provided great early-card value in what i’d consider the most classic era of PPVs. Hart Foundation weren’t far behind.

Steiner Brothers should have legitimately gone on to be the best tag team of all time. Amazing ringcraft and power.

That said, it’s hard to really get into the Best Ever argument without having seen most of the stuff from before the very late eighties. Particularly with tagteams and stables i suspect most of the better technical ones might have come well before my time.


#3706

yeah I’d go along with that. steiners are my favourite, didn’t get the run in new york they deserved but their stuff elsewhere was fantastic.

shame that most of the bulldogs run was pre ppv, would like to see more of them


#3707

Still maintain the most entertaining tag team ive seen was Too Much


#3708

TNA had a very strong tag division in the early days of the Hogan era. Young Bucks, Beer Money, British Invasion, Dudleys and my personal favourites, the Motor City Machine Guns.

MCMG were absolute dynamite prior to Sabin’s injuries.


#3709

Also had often buried NO LIMIT, a japanese tag team featuring Naito, one of New Japan’s top stars now.
Overall I never saw a decent tag match in tna. Most of it was the dudleys v beer money in that era, which was fine but nothing more.
I’m old and hipster enough to have seen the young bucks before they were generation me and was incredibly confused by the gimmick change


#3710

Rey tore his bicep last night, so I guess John Cena had better hope that Undertaker match is going ahead


#3711

Oh man apparently Brock had a 30 second house show match over the weekend :joy:

Okay I’m convinced this is all a big work now to get the internet/hardcore fans to hate him, and I think it’s bloody genius


#3712

“All In” show officially announced for Chicago now. It’s a great choice because it’s viable to get to for both the East and West coast fans, has a rabid wrestling fanbase of its own, and of course teases a CM Punk appearance further.
Rumblings already afoot as to whom will be on the bill but there’s rumours Pete Dunne has asked wwe if he can take a booking for it, presumably to be booked against Marty Scurll, which would be utterly :fire:


#3713

they’re doing a 50 man Rumble in Saudi Arabia


#3714

Barry the drug free bear is cm punk I reckon


#3715

I get the “drug free” bit, but Barry?


#3716

Just think it might be


#3717

Symphony of Destruction :grin:


#3718

I’ve read into this, is it a Rumble or Battle Royale? If it’s a Rumble, that will be awesome. Battle Royale, less so (I’m not a fan of Battle Royale’s, I just think they’re a bit of a mess)


#3719

they’re calling it a Rumble sop I guess that, the ring would be a bit full with 50 people too


#3720

Very true, awesome to have another Rumble then. Hopefully, this is televised