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Money in the Bank June 17 at 8 ET/5 PT | Rules

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 No.65979[Reply]

A.k.a. the third hour of smackdown.

NO MORE ELVES

THE SCOIATEL HAVE BEEN ROUTED

>cucked by mixed match challenge

>top talent #1 left the company over Enzo's push

>top talent #2 and biggest draw for the show is allegedly a rapist and got removed within a day

>only just now getting a GM

Is the loserweight division doomed?

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 No.98997

Will tonight's show be any good?


 No.98998

File: 8729298c23df441⋯.png (790.48 KB, 740x555, 4:3, kill urself my man 2.png)

>>98997

>will flippy shit ever be good


 No.99000

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>>98998

>tfw snek will never randomly invade 205 and RKO the whole roster


 No.99011

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>>98997

>>98998

It might be worth watching to see what Buddy Murphy is like now. He's lookin real jacked too baby.


 No.117564

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 No.117030[Reply]

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 No.117242

File: b0b794549dd53ce⋯.jpg (43.24 KB, 500x379, 500:379, brain-aneurysm-2-copy.jpg)

>ponys

>g*rman


 No.117559

>>117242

>2011+7

>getting unironically angry about cartoon horses


 No.117561

>>117559

>>2011+7

>unironically liking cartoon horses


 No.117562

>>117561

>not unironically liking cartoon and non-cartoon horses


 No.117563

>>117562

>unironically liking a show made for female children

I mean I guess it's fine if you want to be a manchild fo-fo-fo-for life.




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 No.117053[Reply]

Alternate title: THE FAMILY COMMUNITY

WWE Raw preview, May 21, 2018: Sami Zayn invites Bobby Lashley's sisters to Raw

According to Sami Zayn, Bobby Lashley hasn’t been truthful about his past, and to expose the powerhouse to the WWE Universe, he’s inviting Lashley’s three older sisters to Monday Night Raw in Albany, N.Y.

>How will Sami Zayn “expose” Bobby Lashley?

In a sit-down interview with Renee Young on the May 7 edition of Raw, Bobby Lashley revealed that his positive outlook and unmatched athleticism are owed largely to being raised alongside three unique older sisters, who remain a large part of his life today.

However, Sami Zayn — who sustained “vertigo” as a result of Lashley’s signature stalling suplex — claims that there are details surrounding Lashley’s past that the former ECW Champion has chosen to omit.

Zayn revealed this past Monday night that he’s reached out to Lashley’s sisters via Facebook and that his true story is far different from what we’ve been told. The outspoken Superstar has invited Lashley’s sisters to Raw in Albany, N.Y., so we can learn all about the “real” Bobby Lashley. What exactly does Zayn have planned?

>Will The [LOUD BOOING]’s rampage continue?

This past Monday night on Raw, Roman Reigns got some much-needed payback against Jinder Mahal — who cost The [LOUD BOOING] a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match — by pummeling The Modern Day Maharaja and then Spearing him through a wall.

The attack prevented Mahal from competing in the night’s Money in the Bank Qualifying Match main event — a bout won by his replacement, Kevin Owens.

Will we see another brutal confrontation between Reigns and Mahal this Monday night?

<Which Raw Superstars will join the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match?

The Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match is really starting to take shape, with Raw’sPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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 No.117367

Remember when lashley was supposed to come in and feud with lesnar? He's already fucked.

>>117241

>Come up

>Squash jobbers

>Get rid of the guy that was their whole personality

Great job wwe.


 No.117371

File: f7777a9eaac9d19⋯.jpg (79.39 KB, 635x736, 635:736, aj spots a killer of gays.jpg)

watching this late and Lashley is beating the fuck out of three trannies


 No.117372

File: be08357326d0c99⋯.jpg (193.03 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, lashley stares angrily wit….jpg)

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>Lashley beat the fuck out of faggot trannies

>Bo and Axel continue to dominate

>skipped the rest

10/10


 No.117555

>>117199 (checked)

Bo Wyatt soon


 No.117560

>>117241

Don't worry friend, they're on Main Event now fighting Titus Worldslide and soon they'll even have a match with Heath Slater and Rhyno.




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 No.65980[Reply]

It brought us The Shield and BO DALLAS, so there must be something good here. R-right?

Latest show:

NXT results, June 28, 2017: Mayhem reigns in historic Last Woman Standing Match

NXT Women’s Champion Asuka and SAnitY’s Nikki Cross tore a warpath through Full Sail University, dueling over The Empress of Tomorrow’s title in NXT’s first-ever Last Woman Standing Match.

<The Velveteen Dream def. HoHo Lun

>Hideo Itami def. Oney Lorcan

>NXT Women’s Champion Asuka def. Nikki Cross in a Last Woman Standing Match

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 No.116163

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>>116162

Umaga was probay the closest to one.


 No.116164

>>116138

while it was fun I wanted a real back and forth match between these guys. This was my dream match when they signed War Machine to NXT. Hopefully they can do it again on a takeover with better buildup


 No.117041

File: 1a78395982f465a⋯.webm (11.91 MB, 720x405, 16:9, WWE 2018.05.16 NXT.webm)

We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white hosses.


 No.117557

https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/2018-05-23

>205 is an hour long and has two story points and maybe a third timeburner match

>NXT is also an hour long and has as many story points as the average smackdown show


 No.117558

>>117041

I can't wait to see him get moved up to the main roster and do stupid shit like a meme tag team with a little kid and generally nothing big because Roman i the only one allowed to go for the big title, or get relegated to Main Event like Authors of Pain.




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 No.116123[Reply]

Yeah sure it's a week early, but I'm excited for the flippy shit tournament of the year and you should be too. Mostly good shit this time around although the prevalence of VOD shows does not give me hope for good quality video. Ishimori is probably winning? Maybe ospreay just to really push him to the moon. Ishimori is getting a pin on ospreay in the opening night for sure too. Also

>putting Hiromu Dragon Lee on VOD

>block finals and tourney finals are in kouraken

Jesus gedo get your shit togehter.

BLOCK MEMBERS

BLOCK A: Will Ospreay (IWGP junior heavyweight champion), Taiji Ishimori, Flip Gordon, ACH, YOH, Bushi, Tiger Mask, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru

BLOCK B: KUSHIDA, Hiromu Takahashi, Marty Scurll, Dragon Lee, Ryusuke Taguchi, Sho Tanaka, El Desperado, and Chris Sabin.

DATES

May 18th (Korakuen Hall, 5:30 am Eastern)

>Will Ospreay vs. Taiji Ishimori

>Bushi vs. YOH

>ACH vs. Flip Gordon

>Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Tiger Mask

May 19th(Korakuen Hall, 5:30 am)

>Hiromu Takahashi vs. Marty Scurll

>KUSHIDA vs. Chris Sabin

>El Desperado vs. Ryusuke Taguchi

>Sho Tanaka vs. Dragon Lee

May 20th (Shizuoka, VOD)

>Will Ospreay vs. ACH

>Taiji Ishimori vs. Bushi

>Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Flip Gordon

>YOH vs. Tiger Mask

May 22nd (Korakuen Hall, 5:30 am)

>Hiromu Takahashi vs. El Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

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 No.117369

>>117366

Did he fuck his eye?


 No.117549

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

Based jericho with the gahoole promo


 No.117551

>>117549

FUCKING JERICHO STEALING MY STYLE

I like this kind of promo though so I hope it catches on


 No.117553

File: 4f29e103a5afb62⋯.jpg (252.75 KB, 797x449, 797:449, June Schedule.jpg)

>no shows for one and a half weeks.

Jesus, all those great BOSJ matches, lost like tears in the rain


 No.117556

File: dad4ad5ce4dd367⋯.webm (15.47 MB, 1280x720, 16:9, Naito Turtle.webm)

>>117549

needs more finger pointing and chin raising

also not enough walking in and out of rooms




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 No.116173[Reply]

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 No.116870

>>116869

>t. Gedo


 No.116873

>>116175

They're basically advertising "hey nerds, wanna see the match where Cody becomes NWA champ?"


 No.116874

>>116869

I never said he wasn't.


 No.117027

File: eef662700dccfa1⋯.jpg (45.82 KB, 550x550, 1:1, 12243529_852593134861973_1….jpg)

>>116173

Please God, stream this.

I WILL PAY


 No.117554

File: 811cfa8d87ce5b8⋯.jpg (28.19 KB, 528x543, 176:181, 811cfa8d87ce5b81e9cc83c229….jpg)

Good for them. Always happy to see the boys get a paycheck outside of Vince, brother.




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 No.44102[Reply]

S-so you guy watch TNA? It's quite good I'd say.

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 No.116863

>>116485

Whats Loaded Geese doing in the Impact Zone?


 No.116864

>>116826

Predicted back in February he'd be going to TNA, let's see if that's where he ends up. Certainly isn't going back to the E any time soon if ever, they thoroughly benoited him from the second the accusations were made. We have always been at war with Eastasia. Big Cass was always a singles wrestler.


 No.116865

>>116864

Enzo as Big Cass' manager was always the best for both of them, too bad that didn't happen.


 No.117246

File: 8c78f5b6740a854⋯.jpg (133.55 KB, 1360x768, 85:48, fire.jpg)

wew


 No.117552

DIMESworth is Impacts only chance now




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 No.117249[Reply]

SmackDown LIVE preview, May 22, 2018: Bryan and Hardy clash in a battle with Money in the Bank implications

Big Cass suffered an injury during a WWE Live Event in Munich, Germany over the weekend, leading to SmackDown LIVE General Manager Paige announcing a huge change to Money in the Bank qualification. Tomorrow night, Daniel Bryan will face United States Champion Jeff Hardy one-on-one. The winner of that battle will advance to face Samoa Joe next Tuesday in a Men's Money in the Bank Qualifying Match. Who will get a second chance at a spot in the career-altering Money in the Bank Ladder Match? Find out tomorrow night on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!

>Daniel Bryan and Jeff Hardy to battle in a match with WWE Money in the Bank implications tonight on SmackDown LIVE

SmackDown LIVE General Manager Paige has revealed that Big Cass is not cleared to compete after suffering an injury, which has led to a second chance at Money in the Bank qualification for two popular Superstars.

The winner will face @SamoaJoe NEXT WEEK for an opportunity to qualify and enter the Men’s #MITB Ladder Match.

United States Champion Jeff Hardy came up short in the first of Team Blue’s qualifying matches against The Miz, while Daniel Bryan was defeated by Rusev in another qualifier. The winner of Bryan vs. Hardy will take on Samoa Joe during the May 29 edition of SmackDown in a battle for the final spot in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

Who will get a second opportunity to qualify for Money in the Bank: Jeff Hardy or Daniel Bryan? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!

>The New Day to join The Miz on “Miz TV” during SmackDown LIVE

The New Day emerged victorious over The Bar last Tuesday in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match, which left the WWE Universe wondering one thing: Which member of the pancake-devouring trio will enter the melee on June 17 in Chicago?

One Superstar is vowing to get to the bottom of thaPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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 No.117545

File: 92dbaecd93a3b8c⋯.gif (1.1 MB, 180x200, 9:10, 92dbaecd93a3b8c65f85bf6a12….gif)

Im just watching to see the GTS since, yknow, nobody else does it now


 No.117546

>replacing the GTS with the soft knee to forehead

Fuck this flippy midget shit. Brian Kendrick gets one busted orbital bone and they shelf the move just like they did the curb stomp.


 No.117547

File: bf177c9d0ae97b9⋯.jpg (92.45 KB, 1280x720, 16:9, Dd2WhWIVwAAy9xv.jpg)


 No.117548

that sucked ass


 No.117550

Itami wins. Didn't catch if he did a GTS. Covering all of main event in one post because whatever.

MATCH 1

>Titus Worldslide vs Authors of Main Event

>Authors of the E show win

MATCH 2

>Mojo Rawley vs Chad Gable

>surprisingly good match for guys who do nothing but job when they're allowed on the main shows

>Rawley wins




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 No.116453[Reply]

SmackDown LIVE preview, May 15, 2018: Styles and Nakamura clash in battle with WWE Money in the Bank implications

====

The next chapter in the bitter rivalry between WWE Champion AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura will be written tonight in London.

The Phenomenal One will battle The King of Strong Style on SmackDown LIVE in London, and the winner will earn the right to choose the stipulation for their title showdown at WWE Money in the Bank. Who will be victorious? What type of match will they choose to have in Chicago? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE from London at 8/7 C on USA Network!

>AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura to battle for right to choose stipulation for Money in the Bank WWE Championship Match tonight on SmackDown LIVE

inb4 BALL SHOT

SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon announced on Monday that the rivalry between WWE Champion AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura would continue at WWE Money in the Bank with another championship showdown. However, the two will also collide on tonight’s SmackDown LIVE in a match that has huge implications for their title bout in Chicago.

The winner of the showdown between The Phenomenal One and The King of Strong Style will get to choose the stipulation for WWE Money in the Bank. Since a No Disqualification Match could not contain the rage between the two Superstars, what type of match will the winner pick?

Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE from London at 8/7 C on USA Network!

>Andrade “Cien” Almas makes his debut tonight on SmackDown LIVE

inb4 "effortlessly destroys a veteran" or "immediate burial"

Zelina Vega has told the WWE Universe that Andrade “Cien” Almas will show up when he’s good and ready. Well, the time has apparently come, as El Idolo will make his SmackDown LIVE debut tonight in London, England.

The Mexican grappler was a standout in NXT, where he captured the NXTPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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 No.117047

>>117045

A work? Or his controversy with the midget making the bookers play a little too rough with him?


 No.117048

>>117045

WHATS LARGE CASSIDY DOING IN THE IMPACT ZONE?!


 No.117056

File: 1413cc49b53016d⋯.png (54.69 KB, 584x490, 292:245, way to go cass.PNG)


 No.117189

>>116744

I would pay money to watch this


 No.117230

File: 062ead0a277e21f⋯.webm (10.92 MB, 270x480, 9:16, Gahoole montag.webm)

>>117189

may 30th




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 No.75442[Reply]

DRESSED TO THE NINES

EYEPATCH WEARIN'

FULL ON THE BANDANA

ALL THE GIRLIES BE STARIN'

MCGRIDDLES FROM JAPANESE MCDONALDS SUPER EARLY IN THE MORNING

Post your favorite wrestling themes that are so bad that they are good.

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 No.116962

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.


 No.117022

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>just WAR


 No.117033

File: 2177b4c38ccaa16⋯.jpg (69.46 KB, 720x540, 4:3, absolutelybased.jpg)

>>116962

I did not expect that. Dude has a better theme than most WWE talent.


 No.117035

File: 9daaccf11a33500⋯.jpg (62.77 KB, 600x600, 1:1, racistchef.jpg)

>>116962

>Mauro's theme is top notch

I expected nothing less from based RoLo.


 No.117036

>>116962

I'm so confused. Why does mauro ronaldo have theme, let alone one that's not a 5 second loop?




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 No.87729[Reply]

Ding-dong diddly CRINGE!

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 No.116843

>>116828

Bailey's shirt looks like it says 'I'm a nigger' or nugger


 No.116956

File: cc08762849025a4⋯.jpg (117.98 KB, 1001x1001, 1:1, that font.jpg)

State of this shirt


 No.117024

File: b34a1bd1a6c6e4f⋯.png (76.04 KB, 1325x355, 265:71, 1526769646258.png)


 No.117029

>>117024

Tell him to do it on this /wooo/ as well


 No.117031

>>117029

this is the janetty wooo tho




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 No.117020[Reply]

I'd to extend this invite /wooo/ to MFW. Couple of your finest ra- I mean professional wrestlers were nominated in our ring.

6PM CST https://cytu.be/r/8chMonsterFedWrestling

t.monouncer

 No.117023

Already better than 8chanmania




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 No.114081[Reply]

ITT: Botches, shoots and works that were excessively violent, hard to watch, or accidently injured those involved.

Gifs/Pics related: Hayabusa slipping from bret's rope and BREAKing his neck, turning himself paraplegic, Cactus Jack taking a flat back bump from Mil Mascaras onto the exposed floor and accidently thwacking his head against it, coughing up teeth, and Thumbtack Jack having a syringe put through his mouth

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 No.116850

File: b7fe186d1b87027⋯.png (241.17 KB, 374x604, 187:302, Ospreay JUST.png)

>>116847

LOOK AT THE TOP OF HIS HEAD


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>>114131

Shibata is a gift to wrestling


 No.117021

>>114149

>All of that kids




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 No.56842[Reply]

Seems like the old one was DELETED

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 No.117018

File: e9aab9b8ca79a08⋯.webm (4.18 MB, 1280x720, 16:9, Jimmy Drops His Midcard.webm)

wow this thread is getting real bloated




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 No.116838[Reply]

https://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/2018/5/16/17363200/report-nbc-pay-big-for-wwe-raw-let-smackdown-go-other-network

Site blocks archiving otherwise I'd do that.

>when your network is so shit its programming is nothing but terrible original shows only the lowest common denominator likes and re-runs of the same shitty law and order SVU episodes you give three times the money to a wrestling show with declining ratings to keep yourself alive while letting the other show shop around for other networks

 No.116839

Ram isn't doing much better though.


 No.116840

fuck USA network. shit was trash after burn notice ended.

>>116839

sure the fuck aint

and fucking honestly smackdown needs to not be the day after raw


 No.116866

Bigger budget but pyro is still cut to save more budget

Bravo


 No.116875

File: c4cbe0745eba559⋯.jpg (191.64 KB, 1080x1188, 10:11, 1526566736609.jpg)

http://variety.com/2018/digital/news/wwes-new-raw-deal-propels-stock-sets-stage-for-smackdown-move-1202814297/

>World Wrestling Entertainment stock skyrocketed 15.4% on Thursday on reports the company is closing in on an eye-popping new deal with NBC Universal for the rights to air “Monday Night Raw” on the USA Network for three times what it currently gets.

>Analysts are projecting the new deal to be worth well north of $400 million a year. It’ll also be too rich for NBCU to maintain a monopoly on WWE’s linear business; the conglomerate elected not to renew a deal for a second program, “SmackDown Live,” which has aired on USA since 2016. WWE is now free to shop those rights around to a host of parties said to be kicking the tires.

>Frontrunning contenders for “SmackDown” rights include Fox, Facebook and Amazon. With the recent news that Fox will be sharing Ultimate Fighting Championship rights with ESPN, a few holes could open up in its scheduling that would present a great fit for WWE’s programming.

>“We think ‘SmackDown’ is due for a big raise as well, and likely still viewed as a bargain for several players reportedly interested,” said Eric Katz, senior analyst for Wells Fargo.

>“SmackDown” has often been viewed as the “B” show in WWE’s arsenal, but ever since moving to a live format similar to that of “Raw,” and on the backs of fan-favorite superstars like Daniel Bryan, A.J. Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura, it has grown in popularity.

>Always lurking is the possibility for WWE to finally move “SmackDown” to its own WWE Network. On April 9, the day after WrestleMania 34, the company announced that its streaming service had reached a record 2.12 million total subscribers. But when WWE chief branding officer Stephanie McMahon spoke to Variety in January, she stressed the importance of linear distribution for the company at this stage.

>One option open to “SmackDown” is moving from a two- to three-hour format akin to “Raw.” That would obviously inflate the show’s advertising potential, which might even be an enticing lure forPost too long. Click here to view the full text.




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