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WWE/NXT/LU/NJPW - The Road to Wrestlemania, and Takeover: New Orleans

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Reminder: Takeover is tonight, not tomorrow night.

Perfect night for it, too. It's shitty and rainy here, so it's a great night to order some takeout and stay in and watch TV.
 

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This Takeover has been amazing. Four great matches so far and still Gargano/Cole to go.
 

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Gargano/Cole was one of the best matches I've ever seen.

What a show. NXT just continues to outdo itself.
 

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Gargano/Cole was one of the best matches I've ever seen.

What a show. NXT just continues to outdo itself.
Could be a top 3 PPV of all time for me. That match is definitely up there. Also the opening match. And Walter/Dunne. Dream/Riddle was really good, as was the F4W. I cannot see the main roster touching that...
 

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Could be a top 3 PPV of all time for me. That match is definitely up there. Also the opening match. And Walter/Dunne. Dream/Riddle was really good, as was the F4W. I cannot see the main roster touching that...
Yeah every match was either really good or great.

Gargano/Cole was one of the best matches I've ever seen. Gargano is the best wrestler in the world right now imo.

Worst match was the women's title match and I'd still say it was a solid ***1/2 to **** match.
 
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The tag match was the best match on the card, IMO.

War Raiders is an incredible team. Good tag moves, and I think Hanson could be a MEGA star if they ever split them.
 

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Rollins just beat Lesnar in under 3 minutes
 

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WWE just has to figure out a way to chop 60-90 minutes off these Mania cards.

7pm to 12:25am is just unfair for the crowd. Factor in the 2 hour preshow and it’s basically impossible to keep anyone interested for that long.

Nothing was even actively bad tonight. Most of it was pretty good, but 7.5 hours is just terrible.
 

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WWE just has to figure out a way to chop 60-90 minutes off these Mania cards.

7pm to 12:25am is just unfair for the crowd. Factor in the 2 hour preshow and it’s basically impossible to keep anyone interested for that long.

Nothing was even actively bad tonight. Most of it was pretty good, but 7.5 hours is just terrible.
They could cut like half the matches, if we're being honest.

No idea why the fuck they ended the main event with a roll-up, and it was made even worse because Ronda presumably botched it. The crowd had no idea what to think.

If you're gonna do that, why not just end with Kofi/Bryan?
 

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It was a solid mania, but the length of it and the main event ending didn't feel like mania.
 

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They could cut like half the matches, if we're being honest.

No idea why the fuck they ended the main event with a roll-up, and it was made even worse because Ronda presumably botched it. The crowd had no idea what to think.

If you're gonna do that, why not just end with Kofi/Bryan?
If you end with Kofi/Bryan I think you’re running the risk of the exact same thing, a completely burned out crowd that just wants to leave when they should be hanging on every move and celebrating at the end.
 

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Lesnar was smart. Basically said “if I’m dropping the title, I’m not waiting all night”. They threw him on first and he probably dipped out after
 

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They could cut like half the matches, if we're being honest.

No idea why the fuck they ended the main event with a roll-up, and it was made even worse because Ronda presumably botched it. The crowd had no idea what to think.

If you're gonna do that, why not just end with Kofi/Bryan?
Supposedly Ronda was not planned to eat the pin.
 
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