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I think it's hilarious that apart from the Rumble, Batista's run so far has been a series of little jobbers who each can't wait  to run out and jabber at him and piss him off.  This is like the 3rd guy to interrupt Batista and cheap shot him or challenge him and run away laughing leaving him screaming like a bug dumb gorilla.  He's like a big cartoon dog/cop that everyone is constantly fucking with because it's fun to see his head explode and no one is really scared of him. That's his life.

Like, no one does that to Brock.  Can you imagine Dolph strutting out during one of his segments and drop kicking him and running away giggling?

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They'll cheer for Orton because they hate Batista more.

 

Yeah, there's zero chance this will happen at Mania.

 

I understand the writers are backed into a corner here, but I think a full turn is a mistake and they're really underestimating the crowds. People aren't adamantly booing Batista because he's a great heel, they're booing him because he's in Daniel Bryan's spot, and it's the opposite reaction WWE wants for him. If WWE explicitly tells the fans to hate Batista now, his heat will dwindle to silence, Bryan chants, or distraction chants like Punk, Savage, announcers, "boring," or whatever. No way the fans are going to give WWE the satisfaction of giving Batista the intended reaction for long. They almost have to put Bryan in the match now, or else the fans are going to stay ahead of them and tank the program regardles. Without Bryan involved, they would've been way better off just going the HHH/Cena route because at least the heat would've been legit.

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They'll cheer for Orton because they hate Batista more.

 

Yeah, there's zero chance this will happen at Mania.

 

I understand the writers are backed into a corner here, but I think a full turn is a mistake and they're really underestimating the crowds. People aren't adamantly booing Batista because he's a great heel, they're booing him because he's in Daniel Bryan's spot, and it's the opposite reaction WWE wants for him. If WWE explicitly tells the fans to hate Batista now, his heat will dwindle to silence, Bryan chants, or distraction chants like Punk, Savage, announcers, "boring," or whatever. No way the fans are going to give WWE the satisfaction of giving Batista the intended reaction for long. They almost have to put Bryan in the match now, or else the fans are going to stay ahead of them and tank the program regardles. Without Bryan involved, they would've been way better off just going the HHH/Cena route because at least the heat would've been legit.

 

You're really overestimating the intelligence of the same crowd that has people who chant "Lets go Cena" and "Cena sucks" to themselves and chant "Husky Harris" at Bray Wyatt.

 

They'll keep booing Batista or chant "Bootista" or whatever.

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I think you're underestimating how much people really don't want to see anyone besides Daniel Bryan in that spot. I'd be willing to bet Batista's heat will become comparable to Orton's heat from November to January over the coming weeks if they try to make him a full heel (barring Bryan being inserted into the title match somehow).

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I don't know, that crowd sounded pretty dead for the end of that Ziggler match between the vintage SD edited-in heat moments. And before anyone goes off thinking "Well, Dolph Ziggler..." Just remember Batista had a very heated ppv match with Alberto Del Rio last Sunday.

 

I guess we'll just to have **wait and see** how it all plays out.

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I don't know, that crowd sounded pretty dead for the end of that Ziggler match between the vintage SD edited-in heat moments. And before anyone goes off thinking "Well, Dolph Ziggler..." Just remember Batista had a very heated ppv match with Alberto Del Rio last Sunday.

 

I guess we'll just to have **wait and see** how it all plays out.

 

They edited out "Let's go Ziggler" chants.

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Orton is just boring and overexposed. 

I can see why somebody might think that.

 

How much of that is based on the longevity he (and Cena) has had at or near the top? It really is without precedent.

 

Orton's work IS really good depending on the freshness of his opponent which by default gives him a boost (see: Goldust and Cesaro).

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I still think Orton is a Top 5 worker in the company. I've never had a problem with his chinlocks. I'm pro-chinlocks. Him farting around with the crowd at Royal Rumble was fantastic.

 

However, his current story has been the drizzling shits, and he's in a lose-lose situation with it. The Authority hurt his title reign immensely, and I can see why people aren't interested in him. 

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Orton is supposed to be the Authority's choice as their ace of the company and he's constantly presented as someone they don't particularly care for and treat him like an afterthought. It's no surprise people don't care for him if the company itself treats him like a leprosy victim.

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Catching up on Smackdown now.

1) Shield vs. Wyatts continues to be the best. I love the Shield interaction. Rollins RULES in this storyline so much. All three of those guys are total studs. Dean and Roman, though, are easy to understand. Dean's the loose cannon. Roman's the next great WWE beast. But Seth? Man, they've never done a "glue guy" thing like this to my memory. He's the Scottie Pippen of The Shield and has breakout written all over him.

Bray's promo about Cena was such a great next step. This was Bray really upping the whole class warfare part of his motif, which he touched on a lot in his early promos about the working class walking upright and all the signs we're forced to obey. John Cena's the walking version of the billboards and advertisements that influence us to live a life where we work hard to earn money for nothing of substance or value but to further mirror the billboards and advertisements that influence to start with. Yet we vilify the man who sees through that lie for daring to tell us that we are living in a world of lies.

That wasn't a promo. That was a work of art. It works because there is a lot of truth to it. John Cena is our so-called hero -- the man whose shirts we buy whose face is used to sell chain-store sandwiches. John Cena's billed as a hero and the man we think we need, but he's a false idol, a golden calf, as Bray called him on Twitter.

I can't believe no one else is bugging out about that promo. Oh my. Imagine if two years ago someone were to tell you that there would be a three-person stable led by a man with delusions of grandeur and thought he was a reborn Christ and used Marxism and socialism in his theology? This stuff is the most complex, thought-provoking and intellectually stimulating work in wrestling history. Period.

The great stand-off continues. I love Bray gloating when HHH tells The Shield to stand-down. Love Rollins and Ambrose ignoring those orders and diving onto Harper and Rowan. And even though he's surrounded, Bray laughs at their faces. They can't hurt him. No one can. He speaks the truths we don't want to hear. And he knows his truth will conquer us all.

This is great.

And, oh yeah, their match on the PPV was a Match of the Decade candidate. And there's a rematch on Raw. And, depending on what happens with CM Punk, it could be in front of one of the hottest crowds in ages.

2) Batista telling fans to stop working at Hot Topic was great. The dude is such a hatable goof. I hate a lot of his material -- his fake knee-slap was the worst -- but I like this Batista a lot better than every other Batista.

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