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#1 Posted by Hadoken101 (844 posts) -

@cmblasko said:

@hadoken101 said:

@corevi said:
@hadoken101 said:

After watching night 2 of King of Trios, Chikara sure is a bleak show for a family friendly promotion.

As I said in the secret chat King of Trios is not family friendly but the rest of Chikara is.

Sure, but not even counting KoT, the rest of Chikara has still had about 5 character deaths in 4 months.

As someone mostly unfamiliar with Chikara I found that last segment pretty ridiculous when set against the silliness and geekery of the entire rest of the show. I was at the show and remember most people around me making jokes about the out-of-nowhere seriousness rather than showing concern over the dead? crippled? wrestlers.

Chikara seems OK in general, but are people really into the idea of wrestlers being killed by rather-safe-looking choke slams?

I won't speak for others but I've found the Flood stuff to be a very compelling and the death count has made the story feel like the stakes are a lot higher than the stuff currently going on in WWE. As for the actual killing move, it's all about suspension of disbelief, much like most everything else in wrestling.

#2 Edited by Hadoken101 (844 posts) -

I don't know about anyone else but I've totally been convinced to watch Smackdown tonight.

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OK this is already great.

#3 Posted by Hadoken101 (844 posts) -

@corevi said:
@hadoken101 said:

After watching night 2 of King of Trios, Chikara sure is a bleak show for a family friendly promotion.

As I said in the secret chat King of Trios is not family friendly but the rest of Chikara is.

Sure, but not even counting KoT, the rest of Chikara has still had about 5 character deaths in 4 months.

#4 Edited by Hadoken101 (844 posts) -

After watching night 2 of King of Trios, Chikara sure is a bleak show for a family friendly promotion.

#5 Edited by Hadoken101 (844 posts) -

@turboman said:

Have you ever wanted Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb to get really drunk and show up at a wrestling show?

Well, you're going to get it whether you want it or not. Next Monday.

I always assumed they didn't "get really drunk" but exist in a constant state of being drunk.

So they're the Mojo Rawleys of Drunkeness?

#6 Posted by Hadoken101 (844 posts) -

@skippersonne: I expect them to all be signed and main eventing by Wrestlemania 33 (the sad thing is I'm only half joking)

#7 Posted by Hadoken101 (844 posts) -

I think I finally pinpointed why I just find myself not caring about TNA no matter how good their matches are: they book every show like it's a PPV. It's cool that they want to try and put on big shows for everyone but it just leads to everything being "no build, all payoff" with tile matches happening seemingly every single week.

(In other news, Ink Master is back on after Impact making my interest in watching TNA that much higher)

#8 Edited by Hadoken101 (844 posts) -

Imagine how awful it'd be if Cena beat Ambrose and got the Hell in a Cell match and SURPRISE, it's for the MitB briefcase! CENAWINSLOL and goes on to announce he's cashing it in for Survivor Series to get his very last shot at Brock Lesnar and the title. I realize now that I've put this out in a public forum that my worst dreams will now come true and we'll be living in the darkest timeline.

Sorry.

#9 Posted by Hadoken101 (844 posts) -
@recspec said:

The MyCareer mode in WWE2K15 sounds cool, especially the part about friends' created wrestlers being incorporated. Link

That Career mode sounds legitimately amazing and exactly what I'd want out of a wrestling game. Now I suppose the only thing that remains to be seen is if the AI is good enough that you can actually put on amazing matches with it or if it's just going to be the same dumb reversal machine that it's always been. Either way, I really like the idea of not being "successful" just by being CAWWINSLOL as well as actually making Heel or Face alignment mean something in the games aside from an arbitrary switch that makes the crowd boo or cheer during your entrance.

#10 Edited by Hadoken101 (844 posts) -

I'm still not sure that those promos were necessarily a sign of a solo push for Harper. Sure they were focused on him, but to me it felt like they were meant to try and refocus the Bray Wyatt character and actually get it back on track. I took the vignettes are saying "Hey, this Bray Wyatt guy actually does stuff and is able to gather lost souls to his cause" while also establishing Luke Harper's character and giving him a sort of origin story.

I guess we'll be certain by next week by seeing if there's either another Harper focused promo, showing that he'll be getting a solo push of some type, or a Rowan origin story, which would signify that they're in fact "rebooting" Wyatt a bit. In all honesty, as awesome in the ring as Harper is I still hope it's the latter; Bray Wyatt should be a really awesome character that's just lost the thread completely the last 6 months or so.