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So I am finally making my way through 2012, watched The Rumble and EC yesterday. Both weren't that good, the rumble was full of jobbers, Ricardo coming out was pretty funny though I thought. I'm gonna start Mania shortly. What are some matches, feuds, ppv's I have to look forward to for 2012? I wasn't watching the product at this time so I really don't know much of anything that happened.
Sheamus/Bryan (Extreme Rules)
Cena/Lesnar (Extreme Rules)
Punk/Bryan (Over The Limit)
Christian/Cody Rhodes (No Way Out)
Punk/Cena (Night of Champions)
The Shield vs Team Hell No & Ryback (TLC)
 

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So I am finally making my way through 2012, watched The Rumble and EC yesterday. Both weren't that good, the rumble was full of jobbers, Ricardo coming out was pretty funny though I thought. I'm gonna start Mania shortly. What are some matches, feuds, ppv's I have to look forward to for 2012? I wasn't watching the product at this time so I really don't know much of anything that happened.
Get REALLY excited for Extreme Rules. One of the best WWE PPVs of all time imo (or at least of this decade).

Unfortunately, 2012 was a really weak year for PPV so you're not in for much else to speak of. I thought Summerslam was good as a whole but the main event was weak.
 

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Get REALLY excited for Extreme Rules. One of the best WWE PPVs of all time imo (or at least of this decade).

Unfortunately, 2012 was a really weak year for PPV so you're not in for much else to speak of. I thought Summerslam was good as a whole but the main event was weak.
Summerslam 2012 was underwhelming as hell. Not one standout match on the entire card. And yes, HHH vs. Brock Lesnar was deplorable.
 

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Summerslam 2012 was underwhelming as hell. Not one standout match on the entire card. And yes, HHH vs. Brock Lesnar was deplorable.
No, there was nothing overly great on the card, but I enjoyed Jericho/Ziggler in the opener (actually was my MOTN), Bryan/Kane was good, Miz/Mysterio was good, Sheamus/Del Rio was solid with a weird finish, and the WWE Title was worked extremely well before the odd finish. I would personally rather have a show with a bunch of good matches instead of one with a great one and then nothing else to really speak of, know what I mean? I'd take 2012 over 2010 and 207 any day of the week.
 

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Shield debuted @ Survivor Series 2012.

SummerSlam 2012 is a two match show; Sheamus vs Del Rio & Punk vs Cena vs Show. Danielson vs Kane is decent, but that's about it.

2012 is a super shit year, tbhayley.
 

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Sweet, hopefully I'll find some stuff throughout this year I like. 2010 and 2011 were decent at best, not much stood out to me that I really really liked. Hopefully 12 and 13 are better. Looking forward to seeing more of Bryan and Brock back. I'm pretty sure I read at some point Evolution reformed? Generally speaking, how was that? Did Batista make a return at some point? Anything memorable or noteworthy with him?
 

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The Evolution reformation was a bust, if you ask me. Maybe it popped for some others, but the segments were eh unless The Shield was making me care here and there. At least their whole goal was to put The Shield over, despite the eventual crumble. Matches were very, very dull. Which was indicative of Trips & company trying to make The Shield work their match, not the other way around.

EDIT: Noteworthy 2014 Batista stuff was mostly only the Triple Threat @ WM vs Orton & Danielson and a singles match vs Sheamus on SD. They had two iirc, but it was their second outing that was good. I should find you a date to be sure. My two cents, avoid the Batista vs Dolph tripe. The No DQ match in particular is a train-wreck.
 

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Sweet, thanks for the heads up. So 2012 is when The Shield debuted? Around what time did they show?
Survivor Series 2012. Not sure if you plan to carry onto 2013: but of course 2013 ring-wise was marvelous and imo. one of the company's banner ring years. The Shield's awesome consistency is a big part of that.
 

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Sweet, hopefully I'll find some stuff throughout this year I like. 2010 and 2011 were decent at best, not much stood out to me that I really really liked. Hopefully 12 and 13 are better. Looking forward to seeing more of Bryan and Brock back. I'm pretty sure I read at some point Evolution reformed? Generally speaking, how was that? Did Batista make a return at some point? Anything memorable or noteworthy with him?
Evolution didn't reform until 2014 actually. It was a short reunion after the crowd turned on Batista and he quit the company. :lol They had a great match with The Shield at Extreme Rules though. Another one at Payback that got mixed reviews.
 

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This is ironic given I'm watching Mania 29 right now as part of my own Recent WWE catch up. Only ironic b/c I haven't watched any "catch up" stuff in weeks. Write up incoming in 9 more weeks.

WWE still haven't put 2013 NXT on the network, have they? Huge bummer.
 

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Nah, they haven't. But I know there's a p. handy link out there to Sheamus vs Harper on Dailymotion. Praise all that is good.
 

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Cool, thanks for all the feedback! I've been an avid wrestling fan since I was kid, and started watching during the attitude era in 98. Around early 2011 I just quit watching up until late last year/January of this year. I have a huge did collection and had a gap from MITB 2011 to current, I'm caught up to WM28 I believe, whatever Mania for 2012. I will continue watching through until I get to the current product. So a lot of this stuff is new to me. I obviously know who people are now, but I didn't see the debuts of the Shield, or Brock coming back, I missed pretty much all of Byans career, have no clue when the Wyatts came in, idk what happened to Mysterio (I know he's in Lucha Underground) but idk his departure from wwe, I'm not quite sure when Punk left or why, from what I read it's apparent he won't come back, I also see some things on the Network while scrolling through shows, looks like the Rock got a title run at some point so I'm assuming he had more matches than the 2 with Cena at WM, and I want to say I read a description for one show where RVD was on the card? Did he make a return? I was always a fan of his, I knew he went to TNA, but I didn't watch them either during this time. So as you can see I've missed some stuff, but I like getting an idea of what to look out for.
 

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Oh I'm pretty sure I could find everything I want to (esp w/ XWT), but the network's handiness and lack of waiting time will be missed. :/ edit @Cody
 

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They did recently put all the 2004 & 2005 RAW's up though. I :mark: at that. But work on the C shows & NXT next, plz. Those prime Superstars years will be so awesome to have at an easy disposal.
 

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Interesting by the way that I presume Dana and Vince are doing a one-off talent exchange I am going to guess a Brock fight in exchange for allowing Rousey a match to help augment the merits of this "Diva Revolution" as they bill it (in actuality not much of a revolution if you ask me). Still though, on the off chance that Brock's never ceasing insane competitive fires have called him again, somehow Brock has gotten out of that contract he recently inked and he is actually looking for a run here: he leaves us with certainly a very interesting mixed bag of results and I haven't seen the first HHH/Brock match and don't remember

The great and tremendous:
An individual effort for the ages leading to the finish be damned extremely captivating ER 2012 I have at ****3/4
The tremendous Punk match at SS 13 I have at the same rating (I know many of you go the full five and I nearly do too but a tad too much Heyman does slightly take away imo.)
Cena/Seth/Brock playing Jason Voorhese the most entertained by a match I was in 2014 even though it has its substance faults. ****1/4
The very interesting and shocking basically squash of slightly behind Sammartino the longest franchise guy ****
The fun, hard hitting and good Brock mix of heel prick and smashmout beast Mania match vs Reigns I have at ****

The good/solid:
Taker/Brock Summerslam ***3/4
Even with it's oddities and I thought it told the wrong story: I had Cena/Brock NOC at ***1/4
Sheamus/Brock while quick was a fun hard hitter
I thought Battleground was solid enough albeit I never got a proper rating out of that

The average or not so good:
Obviously, Taker's concussion blew up WM 30 match even though it is an all timer in the history books and the scene of 70,000 fans going silent in shock simultaneously is a sight I will never forget (note: Brock himself thought he went deaf I can only imagine being in his shoes at that moment)
Sadly, the Rollins match wasn't given the time to be anywhere near what it could be
vs Ambrose WM 32 was a dissapointment I had I think at like **
I thought Brock/Trips WM was middling **1/2
That Brock/Trips cage match wasn't a good outing imo. Brock constantly screaming in pain wreaks of Hunter.
Roadblock I suppose was to be expected for a switch but still not what it could be
Show/Lesnar was nothing more than segments
 

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They did recently put all the 2004 & 2005 RAW's up though. I :mark: at that. But work on the C shows & NXT next, plz. Those prime Superstars years will be so awesome to have at an easy disposal.
You know the weird thing, WWE's youtube channel has every episode of 2010 Superstars up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS_leqvuU1I (random episode, doesn't seem to be a playlist)


edit - wait this dude made a playlist. Has 9/17/09 - 9/20/12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goRFladCP-Q&list=PL19Vspo1yClr-9fD6tLCC5fQVxha6RSV2
 

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It was thanks to WWE doing that how I watched all of the 2010 editions to make that best of list a few years ago. :lol

then I got sick of watching on youtube and went to XWT to get all of 2011.
 

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So I just started WM28, wtf did I just watch with Bryan losing in 18 seconds? Really? Good god I can imagine the shit show that happened on here at the time. I also hate these ppv's opening with World title matches, so stupid.
 
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