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Big night tonight for wrestling as NXT Takeover: R Evolution starts with the preshow at 730pm EST.

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/nxt-takeover-r-evolution-2014-12-11/nxt-takeover-r-evolution-pre-show-wwe-network-26883947


And games in the NFL, NHL, NBA, and College Basketball are happening tonight as well. And as usual, talk about anything else going on here tonight.

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  1. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessDecember 11, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    I hate you all. But I also appreciate you all.


    Happy Thursday!

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  2. Virgil's Gimmick TableDecember 11, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    NXT has come so far in just a year. Sami NEEDS to win tonight. I'm so excited.

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  3. I made it through episode 1 of Arrow last night! I'm building momentum!

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  4. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessDecember 11, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Finally! I'm watching last night's episode now.

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  5. It's so crazy. RAW is a nearly unbearable chore, but NXT is almost always fun to watch. Do you think it's mainly the nature of it being such a short, zippy show?

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  6. When you stop watching are you creating separation?

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  7. I'm still debating on getting Rumble tickets. I need to wash the taste of Chris Benoit winning out of my mouth.


    I also should go to another Survivor Series and wash the taste of that horrid Batista/Booker main event out of my mouth.

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  8. Yep. Almost every week you could carve out a pretty good 90-minute show out of a three-hour Raw (maybe not so much the last couple months, but generally speaking).

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  9. This is a great month to be a Network subscriber.

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  10. I'm actually more invested in most of the NXT characters, though, too. I wonder if that's also because of oversaturation/burnout.

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  11. Weekly wrestling shows are not meant to be three hours long

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  12. The Rumble is a must attend event

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  13. I'm really looking forward to this show tonight. The previous NXT specials have been well worth going out of your way to see.

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  14. It totally is. Someone should write about this! http://placetobenation.com/pro-wrestlings-disease-of-more/

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  15. Agreed, I've been to two (2004 & 2008) and it's a blast in person. If you've never been, go.

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  16. Did I just psychically plagiarize you?

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  17. HURRY UP! I am DYING to talk to someone about it.

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  18. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessDecember 11, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    15-20 minutes

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  19. Haha, no. I was far from the first person to have that thought. There are no new thoughts.

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  20. MikeyMike, JuggernautDecember 11, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    LeBron is out tonight so I'll be watching Nxt

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  21. I was at 08. And also 11.So much fun

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  22. Aw, shitty. I DVRed that game and everything. Still gonna have to wait until tomorrow to watch NXT, though. Drank time tonight.

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  23. Yeah, I loved the 04 Rumble live.


    Money's the issue at the moment.

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  24. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessDecember 11, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Honestly, since I cut the cord and watch Raw on Hulu Tuesday mornings, I've thought the show has been great. So much easier to watch.

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  25. Eeriest episode of Raw you ever went to?


    I was at the Raw in 2003 that not only was main evented by Chris Jericho and Kevin Nash with the story being could Jericho "tear" Nash's quad, but also featured the very last television appearances of Road Warrior Hawk and Classy Freddie Blassie.

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  26. That was a good read, thank you.

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  27. MikeyMike, JuggernautDecember 11, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    My self imposed two week suspension from drinking tonight ended today. I'm excited.

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  28. NXT Should be a fun show tonight.

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  29. FILLER!


    (this will not likely be a thing tomorrow. so I might as well get the last mileage out of it now.)

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  30. D-Von...get the tables!

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  31. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessDecember 11, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    It's weird, before Batman Begins, I always pictured Ra's al Ghul (and it's pronounced Raish, not the plural of Rah) as less white...

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  32. I think I am going sober once 2015 hits. I barely drink as it is anymore and I am going on a cleanse then will eat vegan for the month of January and take it from there.

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  33. MikeyMike, JuggernautDecember 11, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Why is Alex Riley THE Analyst? Can't he just be WWE Analyst Alex Riley?

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  34. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 11, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    With an American as apple pie name like that? Pishaw boy!

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  35. MikeyMike, JuggernautDecember 11, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Any reason why?

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  36. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 11, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Even when it's bad it's still light years ahead of RAW.

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  37. I believe in the comics he was more arabic/middle eastern.

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  38. The Ascension seem like they'll be a big bust at the WWE level.

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  39. I'm currently creating separation. I'll continue as soon as RAW rolls on.

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  40. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 11, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Same here. I heard it sold out, too...not the case?

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  41. Now he knows not to touch a princess.

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  42. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessDecember 11, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Yes, he is, which is where my pre-supposition comes from. That, and the Batman Animated Series. I love the hell out of Arrow, but it would have been nice if they strayed from the Nolan-verse for this.

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  43. The night time thread always seems more sophisticated. More adult. None of the drama that the daily update brings.

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  44. MikeyMike, JuggernautDecember 11, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    I think they'll bomb as well.

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  45. Well, he is the king

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  46. Huge bust. They have no chance.

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  47. I don't watch the weekly shows so I don't know but... has Sushi Eggroll been feuding with the Ascension since the day he debuted?

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  48. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 11, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Much like Reigns, first match they go that's not a squash they'll be immediately exposed.


    Shame, too...I like the name and overall concept for the group.

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  49. I'm scared that Balor and Itami will become a really good tag team and they'll end up teaming for a long time instead of them working as singles guys.

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  50. Kobe saw Melo and the Knicks dysfunction and said to himself, "We can't catch anyone in the standings but no one will beat us in in-fighting!"

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  51. Did they announce who Owens opponent will be?

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  52. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 11, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    As much of a longshot as it is, if that happens and it helps spur on a tag division resurgence then I would be alright with it. Devitt's got too good a look though for them not to want to push him at least.

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  53. Christ, hearing talk radio fuck with that story was a fun ride to the market last night.

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  54. My heart has been doing weird stuff all day. It doesn't hurt or anything but it's kind of scaring me how it's all jumpy and stuff.

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  55. Probably CJ Parker.

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  56. Drink any caffeine today, not get enough sleep, or under a lot of stress?

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  57. Any RedSox, A's or Reds fans here that can give me the 411 on Cespedes and Simone?

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  58. Sami Zayn looks like Seth Rogen if he had a Chris Pratt-like health and body makeover.

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  59. I don't see anything wrong with that. It may give Itami a better shot of adjusting.

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  60. Didn't drink any caffeine, slept about 6 hours and don't feel too stressful.

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  61. One part of the Punk podcast that stood out for me but has seemed to gotten lost under the higher profile stuff is that Punk was offended by being asked to "piss in a cup" for his drug testing. Because as he was drug free, he shouldn't have to prove it when theres other guys who have been on strikes in the company.
    After hearing that part of the podcast I started wondering if he was on something that the test would pick up on. It might also account for his mood swings.

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  62. He's sooo lucky to still be employed

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  63. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 11, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    In all fairness to him, he is REALLY good at anal.

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  64. Let's talk about this movie "Exodus" though...

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  65. Peeing in a cup doesn't determine if you're an asshole.

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  66. I think his issue was more that he was really unwell with the staph infection and they wouldn't treat that.

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  67. Man, that guy would be in all the movies.

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  68. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessDecember 11, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    I don't think Punk is on anything. But he is a holier-than-thou shit heel who legit thinks he's better than everyone else and was insulted by being asked to do something when some other people didn't have to.

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  69. Better overall performer: HHH or John Cena?

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  70. I think it's because I have been thinking about the future and life in general and how I should take care of my body as much as possible.

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  71. Wait the Graves guy is legit hurt to the point that he has to retire?

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  72. I'm eating cheese on crackers as I type.

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  73. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 11, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Why is it that they can make NXT look so awesome and yet their main program feels like shit? I am finding myself getting legitimately pumped for tonight's show, and I don't even follow NXT regularly.

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  74. That's been quite a while... seems kinda weak.

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  75. Depends on who's cup you're pissing in.

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  76. HHH, I have as evidence his God run from 2000-2001.

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  77. Multiple concussions to the point he is at risk

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  78. piss off, homo.

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  79. career- HHH
    Current - Cena

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  80. Damn that's a tough break he looks pretty young.

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  81. Because they only have to fill an hour a week. It's a lot easier to keep things fresh and be creative when you sit down to book the show knowing you need to fill an hour.

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  82. I stopped watching during the reign of terror and stopped watching at the height of Cen-mania. What I'm saying is their primes are horrible but they are manageable when the entire show doesn't revolve around them. I kinda no-sold the question but yeah

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  83. I'm going with Cena.

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  84. My best guess? Bad timing. He's just come to you with these problems, and NOW you want him to take a piss test? Should have done that the night before, or maybe AFTER talking the problems through.


    Fatigue and anger do NOT need chemical assistance to come through, and make someone possibly seem like they are on drugs.

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  85. Who is he? Pre-WWE name change?

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  86. Excellent.
    I really don't drink as much as I used to. My girlfriend has been sober for almost a year now, so I never really drink during the week. That's what pot is for. I still have a handful of ales of the pale India variety most weekends, but I have a rare weekday off tomorrow so tonight is drinky.

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  87. He wasn't that good, so I'm not got miss his work.

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  88. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 11, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Here's my response: use their time better. They have so many people going to waste; imagine if they actually structured their program to get fresh faces and ideas onscreen. If three hours are here to stay, then use it for some good.

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  89. It's more of shooting the breeze rather than arguing about booking, hence the change in tone.

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  90. No, Regal was a power hungry dick.

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  91. Triple H. With no disrespect to Cena. Triple H's peaks have been higher while Cena has been more consistent. I take Triple H.

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  92. I hear you on that one. I'm trying to gradually cut most fast food out of my diet. I drink so infrequently these days that I'm fine with keeping that around at its current levels.

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  93. Cespedes is a solid outfielder with a CANNON for an arm who hits for good power. Don't know too much about Simone.

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  94. He has been around for a long time. He used to wrestle as Sterling James Keenan on the indies. He looked like a 150lbs version of Johnny Nitro when he started out.

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  95. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 11, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    HHH. The only thing about him that really actually sucks is his ego...which causes everything else to suck sometimes.

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  96. Itami has not impressed at all in NXT. Needs to adjust to WWE style still.

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  97. And was acting like a bland version of CM Punk.

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  98. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 11, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    He sounds like he can talk, so hopefully he can find his groove as a commentator. Lord knows they need the help.

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  99. "Too much effort. Also, fuck you."


    -Do I need to say who?

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  100. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessDecember 11, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Damn

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  101. I have been living off crappy food for the past several weeks and I feel like shit as a result. Now that I am all settled and less stressed, its time to get healthy again.

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  102. Wow Brennan looks exactly like Cole.

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  103. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessDecember 11, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Damn, that's a cold response.

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  104. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 11, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    This is like a breath of fresh air; I wish they would adopt some of these aesthetic values for Raw.

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  105. Man this crowd is pretty hot here at Takeover. Seated 3rd route opposite the stage, in my pink bunny kigu and Sami Zayn shirt. So pumped!

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  106. And if they were true pros, they would know that these shows need to be filler.

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  107. I'm a asshole sometimes, I admit.

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  108. That's some good seats. I do hope the show is at least as good.

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  109. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 11, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    So, if Sami loses and moves up to the main roster, does he carry a choker label with him? Vince will think that nobody will know him at all (as evidenced by his idiotic decision with the Charlotte match on RAW) so it doesn't matter, but will it? I think he'll be a MEGA babyface akin to Bryan now, he's just so dang likable, but a choker label can really hold you back...

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  110. Was that announced? No homo n all, but the man was beautiful. I don't think he had much ability, but he had a good look.

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  111. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 11, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Sami has to win; this show feels too well put together to not have him finally go over.

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  112. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 11, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Is Sasha Banks competent in the ring? I know Charlotte is going to be solid moving forward, but I don't know much about the other women they have coming up the ranks.

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  113. Do any of you motherfuckers like fish sticks?

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  114. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 11, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    I wanna agree but...WWE.

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  115. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 11, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    I'm trying to pretend that NXT is in its own little anti-Vince bubble.

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  116. This is NXT, the booking makes sense here.

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  117. She oozes charisma and knows how to hang, has potential to be a great heel.

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  118. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 11, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    It's been slipping though...maybe not as much as Scott fears, but it's not like it was last year either.

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  119. MikeyMike, JuggernautDecember 11, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Sami Luger?

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  120. the first question should be do you like fish?
    And the joke only works when verbal.

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  121. How hard will the WWE Universe collectively shit their pants at Balor's full body paint tonight? Should be special stuff.

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  122. According to PWInsider.com, the show is opening with Kevin Owens (Steen) debut.

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  123. They tape four(?) shows at a time so they have to think about a month's worth of development at once. This means they have another month's gap to think about the next batch of tapings. Quarterly specials mean they have to (or can) think carefully about the card and what it will mean going forward. And so on.

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  124. Sasha's okay, I believe. If I recall correctly, she actually worked some indies, so it's not like she was someone given a free tryout.



    I don't know. Her nose is a little weird, but I find her extremely attractive. Can't wait for Alexa and her to get promoted.

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  125. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 11, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    That's... that's got to be what he's talking about, right? The bodypaint HAS to debut tonight.

    And yes, I will mark the fuck out like a moe.

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  126. NXT IYH: Learnin' how to work

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  127. MikeyMike, JuggernautDecember 11, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    HHH. Cena can't touch his peak.

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  128. Pie eating contest open? You can tell HHH is running things down there. Burying guys from the jump.

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  129. Geez, there's a lot of men that look good than him, no homo at all.

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  130. Yes, she can cut a hell of a promo.

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  131. It's just that im watching the episode now, calm down chief.

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  132. But what will it look like? I'm hoping he has john CENA painted on himself. That's main event push worthy.

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  133. So is this show an nxt version of a ppv?

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  134. If they give a damn about the girls, Charlotte/Bailey/Sasha can be a classic feud on the main roster. But Vince has the mindset of a old southern man.

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  135. Clash of the champions.

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  136. NXT version of a network event.

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  137. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 11, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    I'm wagering the Venom look, because comic books and all that.

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  138. I hope he doesn't say Dave, David, observe, or Meltzer in his promo...otherwise, they might not report on it. Maybe they'll just describe the way he talks instead

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  139. You lucky bastard. Have fun!

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  140. I'm conflicted about Zayn. I want to see him win the NXT title and feud with Owens, Kenta, and Balor...but I kinda want him to lose so that he can come on up to the main roster. He'd be such a breath of fresh air on Raw.

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  141. Let's what he'll use as finisher, he can't use the piledriver.

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  142. You move those girls up to the main roster along with AJ, Paige, Naomi, Natty, and Summer Rae (as a mouthpiece), they can give them a half hour on Raw every week.

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  143. He likes grits and hates the blacks?

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  144. I think it'd make the most sense to keep Neville as champ and send Zayn up. Neville has a definite ceiling because he just ... looks funny. He's IC champ at best. Zayn could actually be a star on the next level.

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  145. Enjoy him on nxt, chances are they won't know how to use him properly on raw.

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  146. He'll get lost in the shuffle, the NXT guys should stay there forever.

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  147. I'd be shocked if he DOESN'T become a star.

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  148. This kind of self inflicted career match would be a brilliant thing to see on the main WWE roster, taking a frustrated guy on a losing streak and giving him a big match on a PPV to push him over the top with the crowd. Cesaro would rock that.

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  149. Stay in NXT. He'd get lost in the shuffle of returning faces soon. There's still lots of time for him.

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  150. Sterling James Keenan.

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  151. Still sucks for such a young guy to be done for that reason.

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  152. Who is the new announcer guy? Is he any good?

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  153. Anybody know how much money the NXT performers make? It's gotta be more than the developmental types in years past because now they're on video games, on "TV" every week, etc.

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  154. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 11, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    I haven't been this excited for a pro wrestling show since WrestleMania. Fuck Yeah!

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  155. I read it was huge amount more than random indy bookings were earning the, but I don't remember any figures.

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  156. Kill, Steen, kill


    oh wait. Fight, Owens, fight.

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  157. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 11, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Killstein, kill!

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  158. MikeyMike, JuggernautDecember 11, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Sasha Banks is hot. I'm just worried she resembles Cameron too much.

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  159. Virgil's Gimmick TableDecember 11, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    I do. They can get everything across more concisely and directly and no one wears out their welcome like on the main shows.

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  160. Hey, look. Another guy in NXT that looks nothing like a WWE wrestler.

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  161. Virgil's Gimmick TableDecember 11, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    I'd say about tree fiddy.

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  162. STEEN IS SO FAT!


    #RIPFARVA

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  163. Never seen Steen/Owens before. Who's a good comparison for him?

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  164. Cactus Jack as heel.

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  165. Theberzerker! HUSS!December 11, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Been working' on den arms like Ambrose has I see.

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  166. If this were Raw, Owens would lose in 2 minutes. Let's see what they do here!

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  167. Last I remember hearing was the women making more than the men because they required more "maintenance", but nothing concrete IIRC.

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  168. In the same WWE mindset in which Eva Marie looked too much like a Bella, sure.

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  169. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessDecember 11, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Anyone notice how Steen/Owens kinda looks like Meekin?

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  170. He reminds me of Hugh Morris in his look actually.

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  171. Yes. Which is a terrible thing.

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  172. MikeyMike, JuggernautDecember 11, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Like a generic Indy guy? I'd have to imagine Styles would take a payout going to NXT

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  173. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessDecember 11, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    It threw me off when he walked out.

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  174. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 11, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    He's very good for a guy his size; used to tag team with Sami Zayn in ROH.

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  175. He's really a throwback to those 70s wrestlers, but with an updated moveset.

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  176. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 11, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    KEVIN OWENS ATE SAMOA JOE!!

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  177. Was he ever WWE? Not being a dick; just not sure.

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  178. The hippie guy isn't a hippie anymore? Or is he? I'm confused.

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  179. Definitely. He's gone from fat fuck to burly guy.

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  180. Did he come out with shit stains on his pants?

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  181. So, say Zayn comes up to the main roster, describe how WWE Creative would totally neuter the character.


    I say they have someone like Miz call him a nerdy ginger, and then loses to Miz in 18 seconds.

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  182. MikeyMike, JuggernautDecember 11, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Yeah my point.

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  183. My video feed keeps freezing on me

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  184. Goddamn loch ness monsters always wantin tree fiddy.

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  185. This will be my first ever Steen match.

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  186. Mine too. He kinda reminds me of Bray Wyatt as a face.

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  187. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 11, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    I smell Fried Squash cooking at NXT.

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  188. AJ styles is already a big name and thus is only taking the big value bookings, the majority of indy wrestlers especially the guys on their way up are not earning huge amounts.

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  189. MikeyMike, JuggernautDecember 11, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Okay that was fuckjng awesome.

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