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Rehabilitated Rick

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  1. I'm not sure how much reliability an opinion can have when it's continuously coming from someone who has to inform people what other cool things he was doing in every Raw or Smackdown thread every week.
  2. How is it sad? Doesn't matter if he's old or not, he's still the chairman of the company that the average fan online thinks is holding down talent. The segment on smackdown was brilliant, so your opinion is wrong. and sure Vince had cold feet and fucked Roman beyond repair, but Roman wasn't getting Kofi type reactions and Daniel Bryan isn't a megastar like Brock Lesnar. The one time Roman was made to jump through hoops was the feud with HHH that ended with Roman beating him at Mania.
  3. Vince's current shtick is essentially the manifestation of what the IWC thinks he is. It's brilliant, and Kofi is getting the mother of all rubs being his antagonist. Bryan vs. Kofi would a cool feud and all but Vince's presence has an added level of importance. If anything it convinces me that Vince sees Kofi as something more than just a stop-gap feud for Bryan. Kofi's winning the belt, any other result would be silly.
  4. Are you denying twitter hasn't had a helping hand in Becky's success? Are you that dumbfounded to the influence of the internet? I'd argue Becky's manipulation of twitter is the most important cog in the ascension of The Man. She certainly didn't get there on booking alone. Becky has that highly intangible intensity factor, the kind of edge that's rare and cultivated from her own work, not from the pen of a writer.
  5. Facts don't care about your feelings. You would think after Trump was memed into the white house people would stop undercutting the power of social media, but here we are.
  6. Shit enough to galvanize a following so strong that she's headlining wrestlemania.
  7. Have to say Bryan is putting together a masterful run since he ditched the Yes stuff - finally feels like he's firing on all cylinders. Expect him and Kofi to steal the show in New Jersey.
  8. I don't disagree with any of that. But the label of the ''first black world champion'' is kinda flawed when The Rock is African-American and Henry and Book have held *world titles*. I'm rooting for Kofi because of all the things you said - his hardships and his right to be there with his outstanding work as of late. That's it.
  9. Mark Henry and Booker T were world champions. We can argue semantics about the prestige of the big gold until the cows come home. The fact is it was the focal point of the blue brand. Just like Bryan's belt is. I get it's cool to play identity politics, if you're not advocating for whites obviously.
  10. Becky is heading to wrestlemania.... via DQ!
  11. When was Becky's last TV match? I'm thinking her and Charlotte close out the show.
  12. Only due to failed Roman experiments (the last four manias, jesus). Becky is jumping through too many hoops not to win. The important question is who is doing the tapping.
  13. Nobody said it did. I was pointing out it was intentional, whether I thought it sucked or not was besides the point. It *is* humiliating and stupid and over-complicates everything even more. The initial barbs between Becky and Ronda were great (albeit one-sided) until Ronda was instructed to turn everything into a shoot to kick off her heel run. I suspect all of this will be forgotten about when Becky sends the fans home happy at mania.
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  15. Anything outside of anniversary specials that get weeks of build and promises of Attitude era guys coming back isn't going to draw in pro-wrestling, it's just the reality. Roman's return did the best viewership this year, then the number dwindled down to the year average this past week. Would Ronda have been a bigger draw on a Brock type schedule?
  16. Wrestling and MMA are synonymous with each other. Thinking the same Ronda Rousey who broke into the Hollywood and the mainstream news realm and drew a million buys on PPV three times isn't a big enough star for the average WWE consumer to know who she was without education from the announcers is highly disingenuous and driven by personal bias. That's also ignoring the pop she got on her debut at the Rumble with no prior ''education''. Her promos aren't that bad either.
  17. It's almost like WWE are harnessing the internet know-it-all's into engaging with the feud. Clearly it's worked.
  18. Conveniently Triple H's ''this is the man, not the character!' promo from Raw has been swept under the rug because y'know, he's papa Haitch and not into conspiracy theories.
  19. Ciampa relinquishing goldie is going to be so depressing. Recovery time for a anterior cervical fusion is estimated to be 2/3 months according to google.
  20. Add Mysterio/Andrade to the pre-show. Will probably check that out. The rest of the card looks awful.
  21. A narcissist that's spent too long with his core of flatterers. Kinda like Irish Trev.
  22. James Drake for me (not the guy from Evolve). Improved leaps and bounds since his TV debut at the first UK tournament in 2017. Proven to be an excellent tag worker this past year. Stole the show at Takeover. I'd pick Zack Gibson too but he's quite well known and would probably win this at a canter.
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