WWE SmackDown Discussion II

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Re: WWE SmackDown Discussion II 

Post#1441 » by tugs » Wed Oct 9, 2019 8:45 am

Wait what why?

Any news on the format? I loved the one before where they had Raw vs SD and whoever wins gets a pick.
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Re: WWE SmackDown Discussion II 

Post#1442 » by Dr Positivity » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:03 pm

Stanford wrote:SD! rated behind Hawaii Five-O and Magnum PI, which are apparently shows producing new episodes in 2019 (???), reinforcing why I don't give a **** about TV ratings.


18-49 rating is the number they care about for TV ratings and SD dominated, it got 1.4 and 2nd highest was Hawaii Five-0 at 0.7. The procedural type shows have had high numbers for total viewers for years since they kill with old people, but the advertisers don't care as much about retirees who are holding onto their money and already decided 30 years ago what brands they've committed to
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Re: WWE SmackDown Discussion II 

Post#1443 » by tugs » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:02 am

Booker vouching for Big E to face Brock and Henry for Asuka and Lynch should be acknowledged by management.

Also, interesting who will win in the opening Rollins-Reigns for the #1 pick. Wouldn't be surprised to see either win, then draft the other to their brand.
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Re: WWE SmackDown Discussion II 

Post#1444 » by iMoreland » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:15 pm

Tonight...

• Reigns vs Rollins
• New Day vs OC
• Charlotte (c) vs Bayley

Jesus what a card
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Re: WWE SmackDown Discussion II 

Post#1445 » by Dominater » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:42 pm

iMoreland wrote:Tonight...

• Reigns vs Rollins
• New Day vs OC
• Charlotte (c) vs Bayley

Jesus what a card

Always love a draft too
Didn't like the Coby White pick. Preferred Rui. Now go out and make me look stupid Coby!
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Post#1446 » by iMoreland » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:44 am

They changed Chad Gable's name to Shorty Gable, what the f***. Gable is the same height as Eddie Guerrero, imagine if they named him Shorty Guerrero.
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Re: WWE SmackDown Discussion II 

Post#1447 » by Dominater » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:09 am

Like this new attitude from Bayley. She needed to be reinvented
Didn't like the Coby White pick. Preferred Rui. Now go out and make me look stupid Coby!
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Post#1448 » by The_Brecht » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:11 pm

I like the RAW roster better so far.
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Re: WWE SmackDown Discussion II 

Post#1449 » by Stanford » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:04 pm

Bayley destroying the Bayley Buddies could not have been a more obvious symbolic act. A child absolutely understands what this means.

Michael Cole, basically: "Hey everyone, Bayley is destroying the Bayley Buddies! This symbolizes the destruction of the fun-loving character she's portrayed her entire career!"
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Post#1450 » by improper » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:49 pm

Stanford wrote:Bayley destroying the Bayley Buddies could not have been an more obvious symbolic act. A child absolutely understands what this means.

Michael Cole, basically: "Hey everyone, Bayley is destroying the Bayley Buddies! This symbolizes the destruction of the fun-loving character she's portrayed her entire career!"


I'm always amazed by how WWE commentary actively makes the product worse these days when, during the Attitude era, it was incredible. Could you imagine Michael Cole trying to call Mankind getting tossed off the cell? He would have found a way to ruin that moment, whereas JR made it one of the greatest moments of all time in wrestling.
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Post#1451 » by Scott Hall » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:05 pm

Dominater wrote:Like this new attitude from Bayley. She needed to be reinvented


It took them about a month to realize that after Bayley turned heel they should probably change her character up lol
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Re: WWE SmackDown Discussion II 

Post#1452 » by iMoreland » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:29 pm

SmackDown went from 4.2M viewers in week 1 to 2.8M in week 2, I'm honestly impressed
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Post#1453 » by Spens1 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:38 pm

Well they certainly deserve it cause the show itself was horrible (as was the cringy draft segments)
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Re: WWE SmackDown Discussion II 

Post#1454 » by LLJ » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:35 am

It will fall lower too. The draft was actually probably keeping it as high as 2.8. In a few months, maybe even weeks, it may be all the way down to 2.4, maybe even 2.3
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Re: WWE SmackDown Discussion II 

Post#1455 » by improper » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:55 am

iMoreland wrote:SmackDown went from 4.2M viewers in week 1 to 2.8M in week 2, I'm honestly impressed


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Post#1456 » by Celtsfan1980 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:11 pm

Its competition is pulling in pitiful ratings, so WWE failing means pro wrestling is failing in the ratings. No reason for optimism either. Sometimes I think this very negative message board is actually happy about this, but as a wrestling fan who grew up watching Superstars of Wrestling regularly, to see a "bad" wrestling show fail to many inferior shows in the ratings is sad and depressing.
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Re: WWE SmackDown Discussion II 

Post#1457 » by improper » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:35 pm

Celtsfan1980 wrote:Its competition is pulling in pitiful ratings, so WWE failing means pro wrestling is failing in the ratings. No reason for optimism either. Sometimes I think this very negative message board is actually happy about this, but as a wrestling fan who grew up watching Superstars of Wrestling regularly, to see a "bad" wrestling show fail to many inferior shows in the ratings is sad and depressing.


I think most are hoping that the constantly dropping rating will lead to WWE actually making the product better. That just has yet to happen. They just continue to do the same crap that hasn't been working for the past decade.
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Re: WWE SmackDown Discussion II 

Post#1458 » by iMoreland » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:17 pm

Eric Bischoff out, Bruce Prichard in as new producer for SmackDown. I was hoping to see Bischoff on TV at least once before he left. His theme is great.
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Re: WWE SmackDown Discussion II 

Post#1459 » by Dr Positivity » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:48 pm

Bayley looks cool... not sure I want to see another character who's calling the crowd fickle though. I know one of Becky or Charlotte were losing the title soon cause that wasn't going to be the women's Survivor Series match.

Not a fan of doing the draft that way instead of everyone being in the same pool.

iMoreland wrote:SmackDown went from 4.2M viewers in week 1 to 2.8M in week 2, I'm honestly impressed


The first week having The Rock, a Brock match and being the premiere was going to inflate ratings obviously. It still did well compared to the rest of Friday schedule
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Re: WWE SmackDown Discussion II 

Post#1460 » by iMoreland » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:40 pm

Shinsuke (c) vs Roman for the IC title for tomorrow's SD. Hope Roman wins, I feel like they'd actually feature the IC title if Roman was champ again.

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