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Who should get the final Elimination Chamber Spot?
This poll is closed.
Finn Balor 5 6.58%
Seth Rollins 0 0%
Squeeze them both into one pod 35 46.05%
Give THE BIG DOG! two pods to himself 36 47.37%
Total: 76 votes
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Warthur
May 2, 2004

WEIRD LOOKIN' DICK

Prokhor Zakharov posted:

I can never take Elimination Chamber seriously because calling them 'pods' is really dumb sounding
I can't take it seriously because "Elimination Chamber" sounds like a fancy way of saying "toilet".

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fart blood
Sep 13, 2008



D.N. Nation posted:

How are we getting to the rumored Alexa/Nia match at Mania? LOLALEXAWINS at the Chamber, Nia puts up a good fight but loses to Asuka, Asuka challenges Charlotte, Nia pushed over everyone to face Bliss? Is that it?

I hope there's something for Sasha because she's killing it lately.

Sasha will most likely fight Bayley at Wrestlemania

in a seven minute match

where Bayley wins via rollup

on the pre-show

shiksa
Nov 9, 2009

tfw Dragon Lee breaks the Hiromu before you get another turn


gotta say this is an excellent counterpoint

D.N. Nation
Feb 1, 2012



fart blood posted:

Sasha will most likely fight Bayley at Wrestlemania

in a seven minute match

where Bayley wins via rollup

on the pre-show

Preeeeeeetty much my fear. Maybe have them frenemy-team against (pick randos from Total Divas).

Gavok
Oct 10, 2005

Brock! Oh, man, I'm sorry about your...

...tooth?


GrimGypsy posted:

i like that WWE/Vince get real mad when the finish of some Raw is leaked/obvious and so they change it out of spite, but the Roman/Brock mania match has been glaringly obvious and dreaded for months and months and they're just gaining momentum

What's weird to me about all of this is how this time they're putting so little emphasis on Roman as a contender. Leading into Elimination Chamber, he appears to have the least going on and if it wasn't so certain that he was winning, he'd feel like when they would throw R-Truth or pre-New Day Kofi into the match.

Cena's talking up how important WrestleMania is, Rollins is coming off a disastrous tag situation and is entered as a curveball, Balor has a redemption angle, Braun is being treated as the ultimate threat, Elias is smug about having the best advantage and Miz is the doomed underdog. Roman is a supporting character in Rollins' abruptly-ended tag storyline and just... has matches.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



D.N. Nation posted:

How are we getting to the rumored Alexa/Nia match at Mania? LOLALEXAWINS at the Chamber, Nia puts up a good fight but loses to Asuka, Asuka challenges Charlotte, Nia pushed over everyone to face Bliss? Is that it?

I hope there's something for Sasha because she's killing it lately.

When you account for Bayley and Sasha having their own thing, "everyone" is just Mickie and Absolution.

jesus WEP
Oct 17, 2004



Fun Shoe

fart blood posted:

Sasha will most likely fight Bayley at Wrestlemania

in a seven minute match

where Bayley wins via rollup

on the pre-show

They will both be in the History Making First Ever Womenís Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royale and both are eliminated by a returning Eva Marie

Dacap
Jul 8, 2008

ME BOSS
YOU NOT


If all the PPVs are dual brand, will they have inter-brand matches or will they still be brand exclusive?

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



Dacap posted:

If all the PPVs are dual brand, will they have inter-brand matches or will they still be brand exclusive?

The latter, mostly. It's to try to bring up ticket sales, not end the split.

Blaise330
Aug 13, 2007



1 year ago



Not often you see a guy literally go ^_^

This year though, its all about




So since there's no more smackdown PPVs, Talking Smack is like SUPER DUPER canceled now right? Like even more canceled than before.

D.N. Nation
Feb 1, 2012



Bray winning was great because otherwise Elimination Chamber '17 was a pretty lousy PPV, IIRC

Sugar Blaster
Dec 14, 2004

All ears, all eyes, all the time!

Dacap posted:

If all the PPVs are dual brand, will they have inter-brand matches or will they still be brand exclusive?
don't be silly. survivor series is the one time of year where raw and smackdown superstars compete head to head. except for all the other times when that happens.

Blaise330
Aug 13, 2007



Hope tonight's MMC has Elias still selling the Braun encounter. Also Lana pinning Bayley.

fart blood
Sep 13, 2008



Blaise330 posted:

So since there's no more smackdown PPVs, Talking Smack is like SUPER DUPER canceled now right? Like even more canceled than before.

Knowing Vince, he probably ended the branded PPVs just to stick it to Talking Smack.

bradzilla
Oct 15, 2004



Fan of Britches

magnum_valentino
Apr 18, 2013


Are they going to have more than one woman in the Hall of Fame this year instead of the "one woman because we have to" mentality? Seems like they can't really ignore that anymore.

Blaise330
Aug 13, 2007



Sugar Blaster posted:

don't be silly. survivor series is the one time of year where raw and smackdown superstars compete head to head. except for all the other times when that happens.

Okay to be fair, the first year the shows acted like they were on different planets from each other outside of big 4s. Before road dogg even the presentations of the shows looked like they were by 2 different companies.

Speaking of brand crossover, whats the last time free agent cena was seen on a tuesday? The night Corbin cashed in?

D.N. Nation
Feb 1, 2012



Blaise330 posted:

Speaking of brand crossover, whats the last time free agent cena was seen on a tuesday? The night Corbin cashed in?

Cena was on SDL's team at Survivor Series. You might've forgotten it because he was in the match for like 2 minutes.

e: though I don't think he ever showed up to an actual SDL taping, just the PPV.

fart blood
Sep 13, 2008



D.N. Nation posted:

Cena was on SDL's team at Survivor Series. You might've forgotten it because he was in the match for like 2 minutes.

e: though I don't think he ever showed up to an actual SDL taping, just the PPV.

Yep just the PPV, and he was on Raw the next night.

Blaise330
Aug 13, 2007



D.N. Nation posted:

Cena was on SDL's team at Survivor Series. You might've forgotten it because he was in the match for like 2 minutes.

e: though I don't think he ever showed up to an actual SDL taping, just the PPV.

Yeah that's why i said tuesday. I remember the night where we endured 4 weeks of colored tshirts mind controlling people like mario's hat on mario odyssey and pushing them into some kind of gang war just for john cena (who was on raw his last feud) to run out in bright lime green. Least we got to see braun and the shield team up to slay shane, the ultimate villain.

DLC Inc
Jun 1, 2011

1-(900) 720-2666


Blaise330 posted:

1 year ago



Not often you see a guy literally go ^_^

goddamn they did everything they could to build him up, down to beating Cena/AJ clean not once but twice. I fail to recall a bigger push that was hellbombed to oblivion so quickly with that loving Orton match abomination.

fart blood
Sep 13, 2008



DLC Inc posted:

goddamn they did everything they could to build him up, down to beating Cena/AJ clean not once but twice. I fail to recall a bigger push that was hellbombed to oblivion so quickly with that loving Orton match abomination.

Well you see it's okay because he bought a new house with the money.

Push El Burrito
May 9, 2006

SKATE FAST
EAT ASS


Soiled Meat

Plus he has a ghost tractor.

Blaise330
Aug 13, 2007



Well bray did end rollins singles run... although they never explained why they were fighting... and rollins beat him for a chamber spot literally 1 day after returning to the singles division. Rollins vs Brock should be at WM since Seth took the title off of him last time. As for bray, just have him feud spooky people and weirdos the rest of his career. Maybe get that one marionette chick from tna to come fight him.

Blaise330
Aug 13, 2007



Push El Burrito posted:

Plus he has a ghost tractor.

We need to all get together and rewatch the house of horrors match every year on its anniversary.

Professor Funk
Aug 4, 2008

God is dead, true love is a lie, and the yard belongs to the Big Dog.

OH IT'S TRUE. IT'S DAMN TRUE.


Is Angle gonna wrestle a match at Mania?

Blaise330
Aug 13, 2007



Professor Funk posted:

Is Angle gonna wrestle a match at Mania?

So far, no. But who knows, anything could happen. A few weeks from now ziggler could be champion.

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

plz remember that it was ~ME~ who told you that everything you like is actually really not good, because I knew all along.


In a calendar year Bray went from winning the EC title match to losing two matches with chances to even be in the match, including a second chance match where two people pinned his carcass at the same time

Phenix Rising
Oct 24, 2005

TOUGH GUUUUUY


Aphrodite posted:

The brand split is the only reason the guys you actually like get any time.

Unless you like Roman.

It's bad but necessary.

This is my fear as well. If the brand split still exists, then that's good for more talent. It just means some people won't make it to the monthly PPV when they normally would have. If the split goes away completely, it's going to be over-saturation in every division and we'll fall back into the same problem WWE has where they can only write a story for the champion and a challenger, but nobody else in the division.

Pitwar
Jul 19, 2008

Who's your mate?!


Professor Funk posted:

Is Angle gonna wrestle a match at Mania?

I wouldn't be shocked to see him as Ronda's partner against Triple H and Steph at Mania.

I'd be shocked if they managed to get The Rock for it, and they can work Angle in to the story pretty easily.

shiksa
Nov 9, 2009

tfw Dragon Lee breaks the Hiromu before you get another turn

hahaha i just thought again about how they set up a cliffhanger to get people to tune in next week and then immediately went on twitter and blabbed it like it was a late breaking news thing.

vince, it's a tv show, you run a tv show, how did you forget that?

WrasslorMonkey
Mar 5, 2012

...And how appropriate, that the gif you grovel for is your very own. A victim of your own greed, wallowing in the muck of avarice...


Blaise330 posted:

1 year ago



Sigh. I miss Talking Smack after Smackdown so much 😞

shiksa
Nov 9, 2009

tfw Dragon Lee breaks the Hiromu before you get another turn

@WWF: BREAKING NEWS: WWF Chairman Vince McMahon to reveal himself as Undertaker's "Higher Power" on next Monday Night #Raw!

Gatts
Jan 2, 2001

Goodnight Moon


Nap Ghost

I feel theyíre kind of building Braun right if they do see him as a long term future champ. Testing his chops for comedy spots, showing him as a legit scary threat, the guy is delivering on all fronts and being entertaining but itís not rushed. Heís just rising to the level necessary. So I hope in latter end of year or next year heís the #1 guy after this experience.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



shiksa posted:

hahaha i just thought again about how they set up a cliffhanger to get people to tune in next week and then immediately went on twitter and blabbed it like it was a late breaking news thing.

vince, it's a tv show, you run a tv show, how did you forget that?

They had Kurt go on Facebook Live to announce it. The whole plan was to drive views to Facebook.

projecthalaxy
Dec 27, 2008

Yes hello it is I Kurt's Secret Son


I like it when braun smashes people with his enormous body or with giant items. I clap when i see it on my screen!

Professor Funk
Aug 4, 2008

God is dead, true love is a lie, and the yard belongs to the Big Dog.

OH IT'S TRUE. IT'S DAMN TRUE.


Aphrodite posted:

They had Kurt go on Facebook Live to announce it. The whole plan was to drive views to Facebook.

Accept they didn't use the TV show to drive views to FB, which was dumb af. Instead of saying on air "GM Angle will have to resolve this somehow, see what's up on FB Live," they just posted on Twitter about it, and it's sort of a leap to assume the TV audience is feverishly checking WWE's twitter right after Raw.

cavallingus
Apr 23, 2010

Where the fuck did I leave that issue of GQ?

shiksa posted:

hahaha i just thought again about how they set up a cliffhanger to get people to tune in next week and then immediately went on twitter and blabbed it like it was a late breaking news thing.

vince, it's a tv show, you run a tv show, how did you forget that?
I referenced it earlier, but it really reeked of the old Nitros back when they were kicking RAW's rear end, where the show would just abruptly end.

cavallingus fucked around with this message at Feb 13, 2018 around 17:42

Beef Jerky Robot
Sep 20, 2009

"And the DICK?"


Itís hard to believe there was a time when Braun was bad, because he rules so hard now

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Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



Professor Funk posted:

Accept they didn't use the TV show to drive views to FB, which was dumb af. Instead of saying on air "GM Angle will have to resolve this somehow, see what's up on FB Live," they just posted on Twitter about it, and it's sort of a leap to assume the TV audience is feverishly checking WWE's twitter right after Raw.

I don't deny it was dumb but they pretty much immediately announced Kurt's thing on social media so they never planned to go into next week with it.

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