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Your reaction to Mania?
This poll is closed.
Brilliant! Vince has still got it! 24 8.48%
A disaster! Vince has lost it! 11 3.89%
Eh. 85 30.04%
When does Uncle Paul take over? 92 32.51%
....what's wrong with Ol' Yeller? 71 25.09%
Total: 283 votes
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Le Saboteur
Dec 5, 2007

pink wasn't even a thing why is t#RXT REVOLUTION~!
and i'm so fucking excited for #SCOOPS#SCOOPS#SCOOPS #SCOOPS#SCOOPS #SCOOPS#SCOOPS

he knows..


The AJ/Nak match was heading in the same direction their WK9 match did except it ended at the half way point when AJ hit the styles clash and didn't continue for another 10-15 minutes. It was the booking imo

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Raskolnikov38
Mar 3, 2007

We were somewhere around Manila when the drugs began to take hold



Zyla posted:

its a really awful thing to do to your tag team division/specialists tho

lol that reminds me that the only reason Braun was in the tag match was because they had to hold him back in case Roman got popped for roids

Blasmeister
Jan 15, 2012



oldpainless posted:

What’s with Cena running up the Ramp?

The Jinder match was next

Jack Anderson
Jan 8, 2008

Young Bucks was a good friend until Supercard of Honor they superkick me and now they are alone and I have handsome friend Because I was right

Zyla posted:

my brain keeps drifting back to maybe nakamura not as good as we think

i dont like the thought but its sitting there now

Watch that Wrestle Kingdom match.

Erebus
Jul 13, 2001

Okay... Keep your head, Steve boy...


oldpainless posted:

What’s with Cena running up the Ramp?

He was attending Wrestlemania ~as a fan~ when a ref told him Taker was around.

shiksa
Nov 9, 2009



Onmi posted:

I'm of two worlds.

On the one hand for the past 3-4 years they've been trying to make Roman The Guy, and it's been incredibly poo poo the entire time through no fault of his own. So I didn't want him winning tonight. On the other hand... they've Luger'd him. He's a joke now, he loving spent a month calling out Brock and got his rear end kicked, after every opportunity, after being put over Cena. Now loving what? At least if he won and the crowd kept turning on him you could turn him heel and play off that. But now? He's no top baby face and he sure as poo poo isn't gonna be a proper heel, he's a crybaby who lost now.

Stick a fork in him, he's done.

that match was a fuckin dumpster too. played up to both guys weaknesses (just doing the same poo poo over and over), having roman kick out of five f5's is just insulting. it's just so desperate and grasping and there's just no where to go from here.

he just needs to go away for a long time and come back completely different. this version of "roman reigns" is so hosed up beyond repair there's no saving it. every day he's wearing that stupid vest and coming out to the shield music is just playing into sunk cost fallacy.

Shrimpy
May 18, 2004

Sir, I'm going to need to see your ticket.


Zyla posted:

my brain keeps drifting back to maybe nakamura not as good as we think

i dont like the thought but its sitting there now

I don't watch NXT, but I can safely say I've never seen a main roster Nakamura match and thought "this was worth watching".

Also the "WWE's rockstar" thing is just so dumb when you have Elias, English, and even Jericho running around.

tweet my meat
Oct 2, 2013


I liked the boring and this is awful chants during the main event.

The_Rob
Feb 1, 2007

musicals are garbage


Le Saboteur posted:

The AJ/Nak match was heading in the same direction their WK9 match did except it ended at the half way point when AJ hit the styles clash and didn't continue for another 10-15 minutes. It was the booking imo

Yup when aj hit the styles clash I expected a kick out as they seemed to really start picking up steam, but then it ended

Abroham Lincoln
Sep 19, 2011

Note to self: This one's the good one


Erebus posted:

He was attending Wrestlemania ~as a fan~ when a ref told him Taker was around.

and then he got dressed and did his entrance and the ref told him he wasn't there

refs are assholes

Zyla
Jan 30, 2009


SPOOKY TIME 2017






https://twitter.com/Wegthorn/status/983233612710461440

rip keven owens

shiksa
Nov 9, 2009



The_Rob posted:

Yup when aj hit the styles clash I expected a kick out as they seemed to really start picking up steam, but then it ended

they kept adding more f5s to the main so they had to cut the new-japan-finisher-sprint finale

Silly Burrito
Nov 26, 2007

HE'S OVER FIVE THOUSAAAAAAND!!!!!


Lipstick Apathy

Ragnarok the Red posted:

The crowd not even giving a poo poo about Roman getting beaten up anymore speaks volumes.

We were tired and were more interested in the beach ball shenanigans going on around the ring.

STAC Goat posted:

I genuinely can not imagine attending a 5-7 hour wrestling event. Like, add in getting there early, giving yourself some time to explore and take it in, and travel... I've gone to a lot of games and concerts and even some tournaments and festivals and I don't think there's anything I enjoy THAT much.

I only watched this because I was comfortably in my own home and walking around doing stuff.

Tip: Make sure you get your kids plenty of Coke and popcorn, but be prepared for many bathroom breaks and tired cranky kids that have to go to school the next day.

Zyla
Jan 30, 2009


SPOOKY TIME 2017






Jack Anderson posted:

Watch that Wrestle Kingdom match.

i have, like 6 times now.

it's very good.

The zayn match was very good.

past that they've all underdelivered a lot

i fear my friend is right:

https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/art...is-stalling-out

GrimGypsy
Mar 27, 2007



super stoked that both Roman and Cena's storylines were "I can beat all these scrubs so I'm going to poo poo talk a real Tough Guy and call them a punk rear end bitch for not showing up at my whim" and then both of them getting annihilated when the Tough Guys actually did show up

Silly Burrito
Nov 26, 2007

HE'S OVER FIVE THOUSAAAAAAND!!!!!


Lipstick Apathy

tweet my meat posted:

I liked the boring and this is awful chants during the main event.

Were the "We Want Nicholas" chants loud enough to be heard during the Brock/Roman match?

"This is awful" picked up really quickly.

MotU
Mar 6, 2007

If you're gonna do it, do it with ~*~Axefaire~*~


i was going to buy a ticket to the next northeast mania but not if i have to watch an event like this one

oldpainless
Oct 30, 2009



Five f5s. Roman kicked out of an f25

Quid
Jul 19, 2006


I expected this Wrestlemania to be a wet fart. It sounds like they let it rip and shat the bed. Confirm/Deny?

Zyla
Jan 30, 2009


SPOOKY TIME 2017






an additionally funny thing is the styles clash is what like his third favored finisher these days?

its like zayn getting a pinfall victory off the blue thunderbomb

Zyla
Jan 30, 2009


SPOOKY TIME 2017






Quid posted:

I expected this Wrestlemania to be a wet fart. It sounds like they let it rip and shat the bed. Confirm/Deny?

it was a wet bloody struggle dump that took 4 hours to get out of the poopchute and missed the toilet completely when it came blasting out

Zyla
Jan 30, 2009


SPOOKY TIME 2017






MotU posted:

i was going to buy a ticket to the next northeast mania but not if i have to watch an event like this one

i definitely must go to Joey Janela Spring Break 3 tho holy poo poo

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.


CubsWoo posted:

When Vader got arrested in Kuwait it was during a series of sold shows bankrolled by rich oil tycoons, they’ve done shows like this off and on for at least 20 years and the idea of “rich middle eastern royal/businessman vastly overspends on spectacle” isn’t exactly a new concept

I'm not saying that isn't the simplest answer.

I'm just saying we're living in a world where US Cabinet members are getting busted on a weekly basis for weird rear end corruption stuff and bribes and from one angle what we got here is the family business of a US Cabinet member making a big show about working with folks tied to a corrupt foreign power.

So, you know, non-zero chance "The Greatest Royal Rumble" becomes a New York Times headline in the near future.

Jack Anderson
Jan 8, 2008

Young Bucks was a good friend until Supercard of Honor they superkick me and now they are alone and I have handsome friend Because I was right

what the gently caress you guys didn't tell me about this Augmented Reality poo poo goin down during the entrances.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way or another.


Quid posted:

I expected this Wrestlemania to be a wet fart. It sounds like they let it rip and shat the bed. Confirm/Deny?

It was an overall good and fun show up to roughly the point where the Daniel/Shane vs Kevin/Sami match happened, at which point apart from a brief uptick for the Braun match, the show just felt like it had completely run out of steam.

The baffling main event has also left many viewers just kinda half-confused, half-laughing.

doctor iono
May 19, 2005

I LARVA YOU



noooo

oh well gently caress this dead company

MotU
Mar 6, 2007

If you're gonna do it, do it with ~*~Axefaire~*~


Zyla posted:

i definitely must go to Joey Janela Spring Break 3 tho holy poo poo

yeah im def going to that like 100% no prob. i dont drive come pick me up

Erebus
Jul 13, 2001

Okay... Keep your head, Steve boy...


Jack Anderson posted:

what the gently caress you guys didn't tell me about this Augmented Reality poo poo goin down during the entrances.

They sort of gave up on it half way through, like a lot of things

Cabbit
Jul 19, 2001

Is that everything you have?



Go to Japan, Kev. Be free.

Erebus
Jul 13, 2001

Okay... Keep your head, Steve boy...



He did this with Instagram not too long ago and it was because someone had hacked his account. Sounded like that wasn't the first time, either.

MotU
Mar 6, 2007

If you're gonna do it, do it with ~*~Axefaire~*~


i wish WWE could augment my reality into one where any of the finishes were good

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.


Silly Burrito posted:

We were tired and were more interested in the beach ball shenanigans going on around the ring.


Tip: Make sure you get your kids plenty of Coke and popcorn, but be prepared for many bathroom breaks and tired cranky kids that have to go to school the next day.

My dad once took me to a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium when I was a kid. That's the closest thing I know. But we skipped most of the second game and got me home to sleep for school and just stayed around long enough to show me for the first time all the lights on at night and to play a game with a guy way far away in the quasi-empty stadium throwing paper airplanes back and forth to see if we could clear the field. I still have the ticket stub and can picture that night scene with the lights and it makes me choke up and smell my dad's cologne a little bit.

I can only assume that's the best explanation for attending a Wrestlemania and I just don't get it because I wasn't into wrestling as a kid and don't have kids into it now.

Zyla
Jan 30, 2009


SPOOKY TIME 2017






MotU posted:

yeah im def going to that like 100% no prob. i dont drive come pick me up

gently caress yeah im down

hope you're on the way!! also i dont plan on getting tricked into going to mania and instead spending my money going to like 9 shows

Silly Burrito
Nov 26, 2007

HE'S OVER FIVE THOUSAAAAAAND!!!!!


Lipstick Apathy

STAC Goat posted:

My dad once took me to a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium when I was a kid. That's the closest thing I know. But we skipped most of the second game and got me home to sleep for school and just stayed around long enough to show me for the first time all the lights on at night and to play a game with a guy way far away in the quasi-empty stadium throwing paper airplanes back and forth to see if we could clear the field. I still have the ticket stub and can picture that night scene with the lights and it makes me choke up and smell my dad's cologne a little bit.

I can only assume that's the best explanation for attending a Wrestlemania and I just don't get it because I wasn't into wrestling as a kid and don't have kids into it now.

None of my three are really into it, but my youngest enjoyed the hell out of the first two hours or so. And little ears hear the crowd, so when a six year old girl yells "Kick her in the nuts" during the Charlotte/Asuka match, all you can do is try to make sure they don't see you laughing.

Dias
Feb 20, 2011

He's the big guy.



I SURVIVED THE AWFUL BLOCK, AGDQ 2018


Kevin (now) Steen has been doing Twitter fuckery ever since the firing angle started, I wouldn't read too much into it.

Nakamura is fine (please don't always bad shinsuke), this match was just paced...weird. I can't put it on him or AJ, and prior to the Rumble he kinda did...nothing (feuds with Corbin, Jinder and Ziggler and some multi-man matches).

MotU
Mar 6, 2007

If you're gonna do it, do it with ~*~Axefaire~*~


Zyla posted:

gently caress yeah im down

hope you're on the way!! also i dont plan on getting tricked into going to mania and instead spending my money going to like 9 shows

if its in NJ/NYC id just probably have to take a train 2 it to be honest but im all up for chilling wherever it was

Ragnarok the Red
Jun 21, 2002

Why don't you love me, father?


Shinsuke's turn makes a lot of sense if they're planning on having a World Championship match with him and Bryan at some point between Summerslam and the end of the year. Face Knee2Face vs Heel Knee2Face must happen.

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.


Nakamura's turn makes sense booking wise. I think it just fell a little flat because the match didn't have the big time battle feel that would have sold his frustration or the fake respect spot. The match just wasn't good enough for the post-match angle.

dont even fink about it
Oct 9, 2005

The right reading for this is the one I'm giving.

Benne posted:

I'm still baffled by the main event finish.

So like, are we supposed to be mad the part-timer won, and this is their beloved "get heat" for someone who actually doesn't have much heat? Are we supposed to feel bad for Roman, which lol? Or did they get cold feet yet again for their supposed golden boy, who everyone now sees loud and clear as a choker and will never take him seriously as the guy? What the gently caress is even the plan here?

Jesus Christ. At least New Japan stuck to the plan when they pushed Okada to carry the torch.

Roman as the guy going forward was in the trashcan years ago

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tweet my meat
Oct 2, 2013


I don't think the show ever rose above passable and often dipped below bad, and even the decent matches had subpar booking. I think AJ/Nakamura was one of the better matches, but most people agree it was pretty disappointing and felt like it ended right as it was ramping up.

The one exception was, ironically, steph's match which was fun all around.

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