Did anybody have fun watching Rizin this morning?

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  1. TrevorRoss

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    Freakshow fights, pro wrestling antics, soap opera like themes (the hot model wife) along with first rate production, and the real fights delivering this could not have gone any better. If Rizin learned from PRIDE this promotion is not going anywhere. I missed you JMMA.
     
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    People want the big names in the promotion to fight each other now, and that's nuts. The big names need to be kept away from one another and crush hyped tomatoes in the meantime. Then the big fights will create the big revenue. The pro wrestling model.
     
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    The White Mamba "Cold Stone Steve Austin" - Mike Goldberg

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    Very entertaining. Its just nice to have something different and when I say different I mean vastly different lol. The over the top theatrics are so awesome. The fights were great as well.
     
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    As much as "real" mma fans hate pro wrestling it was an important element in the development of this sport.
     
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    Definitely. Its gotten to the point where selling a fight beforehand is just as important as the match itself.
     
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    Thread title suggests that there might not have been. If you DIDN'T have fun watching rizin, speak on it and catch these paws.
     
  7. TrevorRoss

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    Something that PRIDE was good at was convincing the fans that the opponent that is pretty much booked to lose, had a legit shot at winning. I bet there was a few that legitimately thought Gabi might lose but it was a squash. Gabi should of carried her for a round though to not risk losing fans.
     
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    Like Fedor vs Ogawa. It was huge in Japan, and people on these boards were divided on the outcome. Sherdog was a different place in those days then TUF came and wrecked everything. Lol.
     
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    People thought Gabi had no chance of losing to Destanie, and nearly got KO'ed.
     
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    Pro wrestling style booking with an element of the unexpected. Fun to watch is it not?
     
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    I need to find the video of the opening ceremony. It may have topped a lot of Pride's, but I need a rewatch to confirm it.
     
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    The theatrics are cool but there's literally no interesting fights here. It's bush league.
     
  13. TrevorRoss

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    I figured out the problem. Just pretend it's either Dana White, Joe Rogan, or Mike Goldberg saying it's the biggest fight in UFC history! For every fucking PPV! It'll be like hitting a switch.
     
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    I will laugh if Rizin forms the premier heavyweight division. Something the UFC has to buy entire organizations to do.
     
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    Cro cop winning at the end, totally worth it
     
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    Really enjoyed every minute of it. Love JMMA. So glad it is finally back!
     
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    Idk, the freak show shit was fun in Pride, but I was also younger, and so were the freaks. Garcia fighting a 50 year oldish woman was just sad. Some of these pro wrestlers get so into their angle that I think they forget the shit is fake until they get their ass kicked in a real fight.
     
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    She's another one that will get KTFO as soon as she fights anyone with a real wrestling background.
     
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    Watched UFC 207 and rizin back to back, was an awesome night. Well worth it especially to see how happy cro cop was when he won at the end, also seeing JLB make an appearance was pretty cool
     
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