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Post #901 · Posted at 2019-10-25 01:47:09am 4.5 years ago

Offline hamsand210-final
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"that's crazy"
first time in WWE, but not the first time in his wrestling career
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Post #902 · Posted at 2023-03-28 08:25:31am 1.1 years ago

Offline Oni-91
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He spent the best part of his NJPW days as one.

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I'm loving that Asuka has basically three pints of green paint in her mouth at any one time.

It's no longer 2020, the wrestling industry no longer looks depressing as shit, and now we're in what could be a VERY interesting sea change. As good a time as any to bring this place back, I reckon. And yeah, prediction contest for WrestleMania 39 will be coming up in the next month, naturally we'll be starting off with firing our biggest gun.


OHHH OHHHH, WRESTLEMANIA! IT'S PREDICTION TIME (PUMP IT UP, PUMP IT UP)

I found the Zenius Championship Belt in a dumpster. Or Mideon's locker. Or at a tournament in Rio de Janeiro. Point is, we're back!

CARD PREDICTIONS (WORTH THREE POINTS EACH):
US Championship - Austin Theory (c) vs John Cena:
Intercontinental Championship - Gunther (c) vs Sheamus vs Drew McIntyre:
Tag Team Championship - The Usos (c) vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn:
Trish Stratus, Lita & Becky Lynch vs Damage CTRL:
Seth Rollins vs Logan Paul:
Brock Lesnar vs Omos:
Rey Mysterio vs Dominik Mysterio:
Hell in a Cell - Edge vs Finn Bálor:
Men's Showcase - Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs The Street Profits vs Alpha Academy vs The Viking Raiders:
Women's Showcase - Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs Natalya & Shotzi vs Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville:
Raw Women's Championship - Bianca Belair (c) vs Asuka:
SD Women's Championship - Charlotte Flair (c) vs Rhea Ripley:
Universal Championship - Roman Reigns (c) vs Cody Rhodes:

SPECIAL PREDICTIONS (WORTH TWO POINTS EACH UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED):
US - On the first time it's done, do we go straight from Five-Knuckle Shuffle to AA without it being reversed/stopped through other means?:
IC - Who gets pinned?:
Tag match - Who gets the fall on who?:
6-Woman Tag - Who gets the fall on who?:
Rollins match - Does Jake Paul directly influence the finish of the match?:
Lesnar match - How long does the match last? (2pts for closest time, 1pt bonus for all within 60sec):
Mysterios match - Do any of the Mysterio family physically enter the ring during the match?:
Hell in a Cell - How long does the match last? (2pts for closest time, 1pt bonus for all within 60sec):
Men's Showcase - Who gets the fall on who? (1pt if you get each team right, 2pt if you get the exact wrestler, 1pt bonus for both):
Women's Showcase - Who gets the fall on who? (1pt if you get each team right, 2pt if you get the exact wrestler, 1pt bonus for both):
Raw Women's - How many KODs does Asuka take?:
SD Women's - How many Riptides does Charlotte take?:
WWE - How many of the following will interfere: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Solo Sikoa, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens:
Which match opens Night 2?:
What will be the announced attendance for WM39? (2pts for closest - for reference, stadium capacity is 70,240, but remember that this doesn't account for floor space):
Which match will Wrestling With Wregret give the best grade to?:
Which match will Wrestling With Wregret give the worst grade to?:

I'm going to be out of town until the Monday so results will be coming around then. You have until the kick-off, I guess. Good luck!
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Post #903 · Posted at 2023-03-28 06:01:57pm 1.1 years ago

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CARD PREDICTIONS (WORTH THREE POINTS EACH):
US Championship - Austin Theory (c) vs John Cena: Theory
Intercontinental Championship - Gunther (c) vs Sheamus vs Drew McIntyre: Gunther
Tag Team Championship - The Usos (c) vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn: Owens and Zayn
Trish Stratus, Lita & Becky Lynch vs Damage CTRL: Trish, Lita, and Becky.
Seth Rollins vs Logan Paul: Seth Rollins
Brock Lesnar vs Omos: Omos in the upset
Rey Mysterio vs Dominik Mysterio: Rey
Hell in a Cell - Edge vs Finn Bálor: Edge
Men's Showcase - Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs The Street Profits vs Alpha Academy vs The Viking Raiders: Street Profits
Women's Showcase - Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs Natalya & Shotzi vs Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville: Ronda and Baszler
Raw Women's Championship - Bianca Belair (c) vs Asuka: Belair
SD Women's Championship - Charlotte Flair (c) vs Rhea Ripley: Ripley
Universal Championship - Roman Reigns (c) vs Cody Rhodes: Cody

SPECIAL PREDICTIONS (WORTH TWO POINTS EACH UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED):
US - On the first time it's done, do we go straight from Five-Knuckle Shuffle to AA without it being reversed/stopped through other means?: Gets stopped
IC - Who gets pinned?: McIntyre
Tag match - Who gets the fall on who?: Zayn over Jay
6-Woman Tag - Who gets the fall on who?: Becky gets the pin on Bayley
Rollins match - Does Jake Paul directly influence the finish of the match?: No
Lesnar match - How long does the match last? (2pts for closest time, 1pt bonus for all within 60sec): 4:00
Mysterios match - Do any of the Mysterio family physically enter the ring during the match?: No
Hell in a Cell - How long does the match last? (2pts for closest time, 1pt bonus for all within 60sec): 22:00
Men's Showcase - Who gets the fall on who? (1pt if you get each team right, 2pt if you get the exact wrestler, 1pt bonus for both): Ford pins Gable
Women's Showcase - Who gets the fall on who? (1pt if you get each team right, 2pt if you get the exact wrestler, 1pt bonus for both): Ronda taps out Shotzi
Raw Women's - How many KODs does Asuka take?: One
SD Women's - How many Riptides does Charlotte take?: Three
WWE - How many of the following will interfere: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Solo Sikoa, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens: Three (The Bloodline)
Which match opens Night 2?: Edge vs Finn Bálor Hell In a Cell
What will be the announced attendance for WM39? (2pts for closest - for reference, stadium capacity is 70,240, but remember that this doesn't account for floor space): 76,013
Which match will Wrestling With Wregret give the best grade to?: IC Triple Threat
Which match will Wrestling With Wregret give the worst grade to?: Brock VS Omos

Post #904 · Posted at 2023-03-28 06:37:34pm 1.1 years ago

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Last updated: 2023-03-29 02:05am
CARD PREDICTIONS (WORTH THREE POINTS EACH):
US Championship - Austin Theory (c) vs John Cena: Austin Theory
Intercontinental Championship - Gunther (c) vs Sheamus vs Drew McIntyre: Sheamus
Tag Team Championship - The Usos (c) vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn: Sami KO
Trish Stratus, Lita & Becky Lynch vs Damage CTRL: Trish Lita Becky
Seth Rollins vs Logan Paul: Logan Paul...
Brock Lesnar vs Omos: Brock Lesnar
Rey Mysterio vs Dominik Mysterio: Rey Mysterio
Hell in a Cell - Edge vs Finn Bálor: Finn Balor
Men's Showcase - Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs The Street Profits vs Alpha Academy vs The Viking Raiders: Braun Ricochet
Women's Showcase - Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs Natalya & Shotzi vs Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville: Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler; I'd be surprised if they lose
Raw Women's Championship - Bianca Belair (c) vs Asuka: Asuka
SD Women's Championship - Charlotte Flair (c) vs Rhea Ripley: Rhea Ripley
Universal Championship - Roman Reigns (c) vs Cody Rhodes: Cody Rhodes, please for the love of god.

SPECIAL PREDICTIONS (WORTH TWO POINTS EACH UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED):
US - On the first time it's done, do we go straight from Five-Knuckle Shuffle to AA without it being reversed/stopped through other means?: No
IC - Who gets pinned?: Drew McIntyre
Tag match - Who gets the fall on who?: Sami Zayn on Jey Uso
6-Woman Tag - Who gets the fall on who?:Becky Lynch on Dakoti Kai
Rollins match - Does Jake Paul directly influence the finish of the match?:No
Lesnar match - How long does the match last? (2pts for closest time, 1pt bonus for all within 60sec):7 minutes
Mysterios match - Do any of the Mysterio family physically enter the ring during the match?:No, maybe after the match though
Hell in a Cell - How long does the match last? (2pts for closest time, 1pt bonus for all within 60sec):21 minutes
Men's Showcase - Who gets the fall on who? (1pt if you get each team right, 2pt if you get the exact wrestler, 1pt bonus for both):Ricochet on Chad Gable
Women's Showcase - Who gets the fall on who? (1pt if you get each team right, 2pt if you get the exact wrestler, 1pt bonus for both):Ronda Rousey on Raquel Rodriguez
Raw Women's - How many KODs does Asuka take?:2
SD Women's - How many Riptides does Charlotte take?:2
WWE - How many of the following will interfere: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Solo Sikoa, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens:All 5, plus maybe another wrestler makes a surprise appearance and helps Cody as well, so 6 people maybe?
Which match opens Night 2?: IC Triple Threat?
What will be the announced attendance for WM39? (2pts for closest - for reference, stadium capacity is 70,240, but remember that this doesn't account for floor space): I'm gonna go with 75,000
Which match will Wrestling With Wregret give the best grade to?: Cody vs Roman
Which match will Wrestling With Wregret give the worst grade to?: Omos vs Brock Lesnar
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Post #905 · Posted at 2023-03-28 10:19:15pm 1.1 years ago

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CARD PREDICTIONS (WORTH THREE POINTS EACH):
US Championship - Austin Theory (c) vs John Cena: Austin Theory
Intercontinental Championship - Gunther (c) vs Sheamus vs Drew McIntyre: GUNTHER
Tag Team Championship - The Usos (c) vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn: The Usos
Trish Stratus, Lita & Becky Lynch vs Damage CTRL: Trish/Lita/Becky
Seth Rollins vs Logan Paul: Paul
Brock Lesnar vs Omos: Lesnar
Rey Mysterio vs Dominik Mysterio: Rey
Hell in a Cell - Edge vs Finn Bálor: Finna Lor
Men's Showcase - Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs The Street Profits vs Alpha Academy vs The Viking Raiders: The Street Profits
Women's Showcase - Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs Natalya & Shotzi vs Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville: Rousey and Baszler
Raw Women's Championship - Bianca Belair (c) vs Asuka: Bianca Belair
SD Women's Championship - Charlotte Flair (c) vs Rhea Ripley: Charlotte
Universal Championship - Roman Reigns (c) vs Cody Rhodes: Cody

SPECIAL PREDICTIONS (WORTH TWO POINTS EACH UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED):
US - On the first time it's done, do we go straight from Five-Knuckle Shuffle to AA without it being reversed/stopped through other means?: Yes
IC - Who gets pinned?: McIntyre
Tag match - Who gets the fall on who?: Jey on Sami
6-Woman Tag - Who gets the fall on who?: Lita on Iyo
Rollins match - Does Jake Paul directly influence the finish of the match?: No
Lesnar match - How long does the match last?: 7 minutes
Mysterios match - Do any of the Mysterio family physically enter the ring during the match?: No
Hell in a Cell - How long does the match last?: 25 minutes
Men's Showcase - Who gets the fall on who?: Montez Ford on The Chad Gable
Women's Showcase - Who gets the fall on who?: Rousey on Shotzi
Raw Women's - How many KODs does Asuka take?: Two
SD Women's - How many Riptides does Charlotte take?: One
WWE - How many of the following will interfere: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Solo Sikoa, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens: All of them
Which match opens Night 2?: IC triple threat
What will be the announced attendance for WM39?: 72000
Which match will Wrestling With Wregret give the best grade to?: Reigns vs Cody
Which match will Wrestling With Wregret give the worst grade to?: Rey Murders His Son
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Post #906 · Posted at 2023-03-29 08:07:30am 1.1 years ago

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It should be 'AA to Five Knuckle Shuffle', shouldn't it? Either way, the question is the same. This is a difficult Mania to pick, there's a lot of stuff that gut-wise feels 'right', and as it's Trips's first Mania there's a lot of sense in going down that route, but...I've been burnt before, here. I think I'm either winning or coming dead last with this one.

CARD PREDICTIONS (WORTH THREE POINTS EACH):
US Championship - Austin Theory (c) vs John Cena: Austin Theory
Intercontinental Championship - Gunther (c) vs Sheamus vs Drew McIntyre: Gunther
Tag Team Championship - The Usos (c) vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn: Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Trish Stratus, Lita & Becky Lynch vs Damage CTRL: The Legends Lot
Seth Rollins vs Logan Paul: Logan Paul
Brock Lesnar vs Omos: Brock Lesnar
Rey Mysterio vs Dominik Mysterio: Dominik Mysterio
Hell in a Cell - Edge vs Finn Bálor: Edge
Men's Showcase - Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs The Street Profits vs Alpha Academy vs The Viking Raiders: Braun Strowman & Ricochet
Women's Showcase - Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs Natalya & Shotzi vs Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville: Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler
Raw Women's Championship - Bianca Belair (c) vs Asuka: Asuka
SD Women's Championship - Charlotte Flair (c) vs Rhea Ripley: Rhea Ripley
Universal Championship - Roman Reigns (c) vs Cody Rhodes: Cody Rhodes

SPECIAL PREDICTIONS (WORTH TWO POINTS EACH UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED):
US - On the first time it's done, do we go straight from Five-Knuckle Shuffle to AA without it being reversed/stopped through other means?: No
IC - Who gets pinned?: Sheamus
Tag match - Who gets the fall on who?: Sami takes Jimmy
6-Woman Tag - Who gets the fall on who?: Trish takes Dakota
Rollins match - Does Jake Paul directly influence the finish of the match?: Yeah
Lesnar match - How long does the match last? (2pts for closest time, 1pt bonus for all within 60sec): 5'00
Mysterios match - Do any of the Mysterio family physically enter the ring during the match?: No
Hell in a Cell - How long does the match last? (2pts for closest time, 1pt bonus for all within 60sec): 25'00
Men's Showcase - Who gets the fall on who? (1pt if you get each team right, 2pt if you get the exact wrestler, 1pt bonus for both): Braun takes Angelo
Women's Showcase - Who gets the fall on who? (1pt if you get each team right, 2pt if you get the exact wrestler, 1pt bonus for both): Ronda takes Chelsea
Raw Women's - How many KODs does Asuka take?: One
SD Women's - How many Riptides does Charlotte take?: One
WWE - How many of the following will interfere: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Solo Sikoa, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens: 5
Which match opens Night 2?: Raw Womens'
What will be the announced attendance for WM39? (2pts for closest - for reference, stadium capacity is 70,240, but remember that this doesn't account for floor space): 79,999
Which match will Wrestling With Wregret give the best grade to?: Rhodes v Reigns
Which match will Wrestling With Wregret give the worst grade to?: Lesnar v Omos
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Post #907 · Posted at 2023-03-29 02:37:27pm 1.1 years ago

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This is the first Mania I've been excited for (a little) in YEARS.

CARD PREDICTIONS (WORTH THREE POINTS EACH):
US Championship - Austin Theory (c) vs John Cena: Austin Theory
Intercontinental Championship - Gunther (c) vs Sheamus vs Drew McIntyre: Gunther
Tag Team Championship - The Usos (c) vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn: The Canadian Inevitable Betrayal Express Of Sami and KO
Trish Stratus, Lita & Becky Lynch vs Damage CTRL: Damage CTRL
Seth Rollins vs Logan Paul: Seth "Young Bucks level of fucked up fashion" Rollins
Brock Lesnar vs Omos: Lesnar
Rey Mysterio vs Dominik Mysterio: Dominik Mysterio
Hell in a Cell - Edge vs Finn Bálor: Finn Balor
Men's Showcase - Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs The Street Profits vs Alpha Academy vs The Viking Raiders: Strowman and Ricochet
Women's Showcase - Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs Natalya & Shotzi vs Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville: Ronda and Shayna
Raw Women's Championship - Bianca Belair (c) vs Asuka: Asuka
SD Women's Championship - Charlotte Flair (c) vs Rhea Ripley: Rhea Ripley. IT BETTER FUCKING BE RHEA RIPLEY.
Universal Championship - Roman Reigns (c) vs Cody Rhodes: Adrenaline, in my soul, something something Cody Rhodes

SPECIAL PREDICTIONS (WORTH TWO POINTS EACH UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED):
US - On the first time it's done, do we go straight from Five-Knuckle Shuffle to AA without it being reversed/stopped through other means?: No
IC - Who gets pinned?: Sheamus
Tag match - Who gets the fall on who?: Sami on Jey
6-Woman Tag - Who gets the fall on who?: Bayley on Trish
Rollins match - Does Jake Paul directly influence the finish of the match?: No
Lesnar match - How long does the match last? (2pts for closest time, 1pt bonus for all within 60sec): 4 minutes 58 seconds
Mysterios match - Do any of the Mysterio family physically enter the ring during the match?: Yes, Dominik and Rey do. (otherwise no)
Hell in a Cell - How long does the match last? (2pts for closest time, 1pt bonus for all within 60sec): 27 minutes 13 seconds
Men's Showcase - Who gets the fall on who? (1pt if you get each team right, 2pt if you get the exact wrestler, 1pt bonus for both): Braun on Chad Gable
Women's Showcase - Who gets the fall on who? (1pt if you get each team right, 2pt if you get the exact wrestler, 1pt bonus for both): Ronda on Sonya Deville
Raw Women's - How many KODs does Asuka take?: One
SD Women's - How many Riptides does Charlotte take?: Two
WWE - How many of the following will interfere: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Solo Sikoa, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens: Two
Which match opens Night 2?: Cena vs Theory, as Cena will want to pull a Brock and leave the event as soon as he possibly can. Intercontinental Championship Triple Threat
What will be the announced attendance for WM39? (2pts for closest - for reference, stadium capacity is 70,240, but remember that this doesn't account for floor space): 78,000
Which match will Wrestling With Wregret give the best grade to?: Usos vs Sami and KO
Which match will Wrestling With Wregret give the worst grade to?: Lesnar vs Omos
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Post #908 · Posted at 2023-03-30 06:52:32pm 1.1 years ago

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cards for both nights were settled
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NIGHT 1:
John Cena vs. Austin Theory
Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley
The Usos vs. Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens
Becky Lynch, Lita & Trish Stratus vs. Damage CTRL
Seth Rollins vs. Logan Paul
Rey Mysterio vs. Dominik Mysterio
Men's Tag Team Clusterfuck

NIGHT 2:
Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes
Bianca Belair vs. Asuka
Gunther vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus
Edge vs. Finn Balor
Brock Lesnar vs. Omos
Women's Tag Team Clusterfuck

i'm not too excited. most of these matches have weak storylines, the payoff to one of their hottest angles in a very long time is a fucking tag team match, the IC triple threat should be good, and i'm curious about cody winning it or not but i'm not interested in the match
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Post #909 · Posted at 2023-03-30 08:04:45pm 1.1 years ago

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the payoff to one of their hottest angles in a very long time is a fucking tag team match
Probably because Sami had (superficial) support from Roman nearly the entire time and spent that angle trying to win over Jey. He finally won Jey over, then turned on him by turning on the entire Bloodline for KO. Jey is one half of the tag team champions, it makes sense that Sami's Mania match is with Jey. It's all anyone ever thought it was going to be the entire time until Sami finally turned, even going into Survivor Series people were saying the obvious payoff was Sami/KO vs Usos at Mania. Sami turning on the Bloodline by hitting Roman doesn't really change that his story was with Jey the entire time. Even building up to his match with Roman he was having interactions and build with Jey for this.

Anyway, predictions with a few bonus predictions of where I think things are heading.

CARD PREDICTIONS (WORTH THREE POINTS EACH):
US Championship - Austin Theory (c) vs John Cena: Cena (open challenge on Raw the next night, Riddle returns)
Intercontinental Championship - Gunther (c) vs Sheamus vs Drew McIntyre: Sheamus (Gunther is Cody's first feud)
Tag Team Championship - The Usos (c) vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn: Sami/KO
Trish Stratus, Lita & Becky Lynch vs Damage CTRL: Trish, Lita, & Becky
Seth Rollins vs Logan Paul: Rollins
Brock Lesnar vs Omos: Lesnar
Rey Mysterio vs Dominik Mysterio: Dom
Hell in a Cell - Edge vs Finn Bálor: Finn
Men's Showcase - Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs The Street Profits vs Alpha Academy vs The Viking Raiders: Viking Raiders
Women's Showcase - Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs Natalya & Shotzi vs Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville: Rousey & Baszler
Raw Women's Championship - Bianca Belair (c) vs Asuka: Asuka
SD Women's Championship - Charlotte Flair (c) vs Rhea Ripley: Rhea
Universal Championship - Roman Reigns (c) vs Cody Rhodes: Cody (the next night on Raw, Heyman reveals that the contract only ever said WWE championship, Cody still goes over, Roman is still Universal champ and makes it to 1000 days)

SPECIAL PREDICTIONS (WORTH TWO POINTS EACH UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED):
US - On the first time it's done, do we go straight from Five-Knuckle Shuffle to AA without it being reversed/stopped through other means?: No. As a matter of fact I don't really remember Cena going 5KS straight to AA regularly.
IC - Who gets pinned?: McIntyre
Tag match - Who gets the fall on who?: Sami on Jey
6-Woman Tag - Who gets the fall on who?: Becky on Bayley
Rollins match - Does Jake Paul directly influence the finish of the match?: No
Lesnar match - How long does the match last?: 2 minutes
Mysterios match - Do any of the Mysterio family physically enter the ring during the match?: No
Hell in a Cell - How long does the match last?: 17 minutes
Men's Showcase - Who gets the fall on who?: I don't even know which Raider is who lol, but one of them on Gable after Otis leaves him for MMM
Women's Showcase - Who gets the fall on who?: Shayna on Liv
Raw Women's - How many KODs does Asuka take?: One
SD Women's - How many Riptides does Charlotte take?: One
WWE - How many of the following will interfere: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Solo Sikoa, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens: None
Which match opens Night 2?: Brock/Omos
What will be the announced attendance for WM39?: 72,172
Which match will Wrestling With Wregret give the best grade to?: Sami/KO vs Usos
Which match will Wrestling With Wregret give the worst grade to?: Lesnar vs Omos
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Post #910 · Posted at 2023-03-30 10:24:17pm 1.1 years ago

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the payoff to one of their hottest angles in a very long time is a fucking tag team match, and i'm curious about cody winning it or not but i'm not interested in the match

Honestly how I feel. Sami carried the entire fucking storyline on his back for an ENTIRE YEAR and then they ditched him for shiny new toy Cody. No matter what they did, this two-to-three month build up was never going to reach the "Wrestlemania main event" storyline that Sami and Roman had going. It is pretty disappointing, and I'm not even of the mind that the match will be any good. I just want this title reign over. Imagine Kazuchika Okada's V12 but none of the matches even come close to his and every single one of them ends with the ref going down and the Usos running out to superkick Roman's opponent 38 times.
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Post #911 · Posted at 2023-03-31 06:17:01am 1.1 years ago

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Probably because Sami had (superficial) support from Roman nearly the entire time and spent that angle trying to win over Jey. He finally won Jey over, then turned on him by turning on the entire Bloodline for KO. Jey is one half of the tag team champions, it makes sense that Sami's Mania match is with Jey. It's all anyone ever thought it was going to be the entire time until Sami finally turned, even going into Survivor Series people were saying the obvious payoff was Sami/KO vs Usos at Mania. Sami turning on the Bloodline by hitting Roman doesn't really change that his story was with Jey the entire time. Even building up to his match with Roman he was having interactions and build with Jey for this.
that's the thing though, it's what people thought until they didn't. while the angle started with sami trying to fit in with the whole group, and most of his issues were with jey, eventually the angle was way more about sami's interactions with roman than with anyone else, and that's when the angle blew up in popularity. at that point a feud with roman was the logical end to the angle: it's roman's group, if he betrays the group he has to answer to roman. it was roman pushing sami to attack his friend owens that led to his betrayal of the group. he lost his match with roman and is now going for the tag titles which is a downgrade no matter how you look at it.
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Probably because Sami had (superficial) support from Roman nearly the entire time and spent that angle trying to win over Jey. He finally won Jey over, then turned on him by turning on the entire Bloodline for KO. Jey is one half of the tag team champions, it makes sense that Sami's Mania match is with Jey. It's all anyone ever thought it was going to be the entire time until Sami finally turned, even going into Survivor Series people were saying the obvious payoff was Sami/KO vs Usos at Mania. Sami turning on the Bloodline by hitting Roman doesn't really change that his story was with Jey the entire time. Even building up to his match with Roman he was having interactions and build with Jey for this.
that's the thing though, it's what people thought until they didn't. while the angle started with sami trying to fit in with the whole group, and most of his issues were with jey, eventually the angle was way more about sami's interactions with roman than with anyone else, and that's when the angle blew up in popularity. at that point a feud with roman was the logical end to the angle: it's roman's group, if he betrays the group he has to answer to roman. it was roman pushing sami to attack his friend owens that led to his betrayal of the group. he lost his match with roman and is now going for the tag titles which is a downgrade no matter how you look at it.
Downgrades usually happen. Guys like Roman are the exception, there are a lot of guys who had competed for the top titles on the show not competing for that title this year. Some of them aren’t even on the show. Last year Steve Austin came out of retirement for one match with KO, literally everything that man does is a downgrade at this point even the world title doesn’t compare to that honor. McIntyre and Sheamus are in the IC title match. Cena is in a US title match. Rollins has the celebrity match. Brock has Omos. Lashley is doing the Andre battle royal that isn’t even preshow anymore, it’s on Smackdown.

But if a match with Roman was the logical end to the angle, then that happened and Sami is basically playing post game content right now. If not Sami/KO, what do the tag champs do at Mania? Another heatless fatal four way designed to just get people on Mania like every other year? If not this, what does KO do at Mania? KO has been feuding off and on with Roman longer than Sami was in the angle, shouldn’t Mania have been Roman/Sami/KO if this is the complaint? Why aren’t people saying it’s a downgrade for KO?

This is huge for the Usos. Just like the Cena match is huge for Theory. Just like Sheamus/McIntyre is huge for Gunther. Just like Roman is huge for Cody. This is how you make new stars, at the biggest show of the year people “downgrade” and work with someone beneath their highest peak.
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Post #913 · Posted at 2023-03-31 02:17:44pm 1.1 years ago

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I'm still not a fan of what could've been a 15-month storyline getting replaced by Cody's which has had, what, two months? I think Cody and Roman have looked at each other a grand total of two or three times in the buildup. Feels like throwing away a perfectly cooked roast chicken for a chocolate bar. I like both roast chicken and chocolate, but one is a full meal and one is a snack food.
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Oh that I totally agree with. Heyman is not a suitable substitute to build to this match. As good as the promos between Cody and Heyman are, you need Cody on screen with Roman. They screwed this up with AJ and Shinsuke a couple years ago as well. What we have had with Cody and Roman has been great, but they should have been on screen together in some capacity twice a week after the Rumble not like the 3 times or whatever it’s been since then.

Edit: I’m not doing great on these predictions lol
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Wrestlemania Night 1 review:

Good fucking luck following that, Sunday. That was legitimately a contender for a top 5 WrestleMania of all time. Holy SHIT. 9/10 show.

So, after the first night, I am 4-3 with the main predictions. What will happen tomorrow? Find out on the next episode of Dragon Ball Z!

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Well, then. That was very much a show of two halves, wasn't it? My opinions probably coming in here after one of you inevitably screams that I can't count.


CARD PREDICTIONS (WORTH THREE POINTS EACH):
US Championship - Austin Theory (c) vs John Cena: Theory takes it, pretty simply actually.
Intercontinental Championship - Gunther (c) vs Sheamus vs Drew McIntyre: Gunther wins in a MEAT BANGER
Tag Team Championship - The Usos (c) vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn: Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn THANK CHRIST
Trish Stratus, Lita & Becky Lynch vs Damage CTRL: Damage CTRL don't win things, you knew they weren't winning tonight!
Seth Rollins vs Logan Paul: Seth Rollins does it, despite KSI Prime Bottle Bollocks
Brock Lesnar vs Omos: Brock wins in probably the only match he could ever call a David v Goliath one
Rey Mysterio vs Dominik Mysterio: Rey did it, despite whipping his son with an illegal object!
Hell in a Cell - Edge vs Finn Bálor: Edge wins, Bálor loses not only the match, but also several pints of blood out of his head
Men's Showcase - Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs The Street Profits vs Alpha Academy vs The Viking Raiders: The Street Profits in a proper decent one
Women's Showcase - Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs Natalya & Shotzi vs Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville: Of course it was Ronda and Shayna. Everybody thought this!
Raw Women's Championship - Bianca Belair (c) vs Asuka: Bianca wins, going 3-0. Asuka's now 0-5. Great match and all, but...this doesn't feel...right.
SD Women's Championship - Charlotte Flair (c) vs Rhea Ripley: Rhea Ripley THANK CHRIST
Universal Championship - Roman Reigns (c) vs Cody Rhodes: Cody Rhodes of cour-OH WHAT THE FUCK, WWE

SPECIAL PREDICTIONS (WORTH TWO POINTS EACH UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED):
US - On the first time it's done, do we go straight from Five-Knuckle Shuffle to AA without it being reversed/stopped through other means?: You know, I forgot the order of the Five Moves of Doom. Either way, it was moot, he never really got a chance to and nobody thought he was gonna anyway
IC - Who gets pinned?: Drew, which most of you got
Tag match - Who gets the fall on who?: Sami got the pin on Jey, and I genuinely have no clue how the fuck I thought it was gonna be Jimmy given everything. Half points for half credit, at least
6-Woman Tag - Who gets the fall on who?: Becky takes Bayley, which felt kinda obvious now I think about it, damn
Rollins match - Does Jake Paul directly influence the finish of the match?: He didn't even show up, the prick. Somehow I was the only one who thought he would
Lesnar match - How long does the match last? (2pts for closest time, 1pt bonus for all within 60sec): 4'55, says here. Points for Pandy, me and Quick, and a three-fer for Quick by undercutting me by two seconds. Arsehole.
Mysterios match - Do any of the Mysterio family physically enter the ring during the match?: Nope, although they were involved, it doesn't count
Hell in a Cell - How long does the match last? (2pts for closest time, 1pt bonus for all within 60sec): A shorter one than expected, at 18'10. N00b is the only one to undershoot here, but is closest, yet sadly 10 seconds out from a bonus.
Men's Showcase - Who gets the fall on who? (1pt if you get each team right, 2pt if you get the exact wrestler, 1pt bonus for both): Ford got the pin on Ricochet. So this requires a bit of explaining, and I can't quite put it into words exactly who scored what. There's a method and it probably requires a flowchart. Spoiler warning, it doesn't impact the winner, so we can call this one a work in progress and discuss later what the points mean. Sorry everybody.
Women's Showcase - Who gets the fall on who? (1pt if you get each team right, 2pt if you get the exact wrestler, 1pt bonus for both): Ronda got Shotzi. A couple of perfect plays, here. Good job, team.
Raw Women's - How many KODs does Asuka take?: Just the one.
SD Women's - How many Riptides does Charlotte take?: Of course Charlotte kicked out of the first one, so it's 2.
WWE - How many of the following will interfere: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Solo Sikoa, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens: The whole lot of them. I probably SHOULD have included Paul Heyman in here too, but everyone who put 5 would have put 6 anyway, so no real biggie.
Which match opens Night 2?: Brock wanted to get to his farm early I guess
What will be the announced attendance for WM39? (2pts for closest - for reference, stadium capacity is 70,240, but remember that this doesn't account for floor space): I've taken an average of the 2 days, and 80,497 and 81,395 makes an average of 80,946. Points for me, there.
Which match will Wrestling With Wregret give the best grade to?: Well, then. WWW doesn't give out stars for his reviews anymore, it looks like? So sadly, I've had to revert to Bleacher Report. And there's THREE fives in the SmackDown Women's match, the IC match, and the WWE Tag match. I can't believe only one of us went for IC. The main event of night 2 got a 4.75.
Which match will Wrestling With Wregret give the worst grade to?: Same quandry, and I'm not including the 1 star and DUD for the respective spontaneous Miz Loses LOL matches. The Women's Showcase match gets 1.5, just behind the Brock match's 2.

FINAL SCORES

Pandy - 54
Quickman - 41
Titiln - 40
Ham - 39
Oni - 38
N00b - 38

Pandy fucking murdered everyone, Jesus Christ. Not THAT much in it between the rest of the field, though.
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Post #918 · Posted at 2023-04-05 06:27:28pm 1.1 years ago

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Happy to clinch 2nd, Pandy kinda fucking crushed the rest of us. Not a single one of us guessed that Roman would win, because we're all better bookers than the fuckers at WWE.
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Post #920 · Posted at 2023-04-06 09:01:23am 1.1 years ago

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It was very close, you trailed after the main predictions but absolutely made bank at the side bets. Given how iffy a couple of the questions were (sorry, it's been 4 years so it's gonna be rusty), you can pretty much say that Pandy won and everyone else is potentially on the same score.
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