WRESTLEMANIA 35 Thread (featuring NXT Takeover, Hall of Fame, NJPW and the Rolling Spring Wrestling Thread) Whatsapp group set for tonight

#981

you’d hope, but mind Taker’s last match in Saudi? (I don’t because I refused to watch it, but the Botchamania on it! my word!)

#982

Confirmed that AEW is going to be on TNT in the autumn.

Also, on a personal level. There’s a roller derby/ pro wrestling event in town next week. Might watch it and pretend that I’m Dave Meltzer

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#983

WWE off to BT sport apparently, ffs. No more raw and smackdown for me then, not like i’d be missing much tbf

#984

Not a surprise because of how much wwe pissed off sky when they launched the network

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#985

True, they must make virtually nothing off PPVs now

#986

Surprised they still bother with any that aren’t the big 4. If I were Sky, I’d be tempted to put them on Freeview or something until their contract runs out.

#987

They announced the network a couple weeks after signing their deal with sky basically tanking the value of their product for sky the cheeky fuckers

#988

Christ they properly had them there then. Sky have had the rights to it for years as well I swear, wouldn’t feel right BT having it - hopefully they get back the champions league now to make up for it :joy:

#989

Ah well, good thing AEW is starting up on Freeview soon then

#990

Sky have had it since it launched more or less

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#991

Ashley Massaro has died

#992

Oof. I know we say this all too often, but 39 is no age.

#993

blimey, that’s a shocker. Torrie Wilson’s tweet suggests it was suicide?

#994

finished Dark Side of the Ring last night, thought it was altogether excellent, the Gino Hernandez one was fucking wild while the Moolah one was interesting for the split opinion

#995

How was the opinion split on Moolah? She’s one of the most awful people in wrestling of all time so I’d expect her to get universal hatred.

#996

well, i’d recommend everyone watching it but they interview a couple people who still want to defend her (kinda deludedly it seems) but even her detractors can’t seem to help but acknowledge her importance

#997

Much like Hogan. Awful, awful individual (Moola being worse, obvs), but undeniably one of the biggest and most important figures in the business - you can’t just airbrush either out of history entirely the way you theoretically could with say Snuka or Benoit if you wanted to.

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#998

you even struggle with Snuka and Benoit though, like sure they’re not on Hogan or Moolah levels but they’ve both still very important (for very different reasons)

#999

watched a Heat yesterday

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#1000

Has anyone been watching the best of the super juniors?
The sho vs Shingo match is definitely worth checking out.