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If the Rhodes Family is going to be the Midnight Riders, HHH needs to bring in some experts to counter them.

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Re Reigns' desperation spear on Kofi before getting overwhelmed... that's the closest thing to a heel "hope spot" I can ever remember seeing. Loved it.

Reigns spear of Kofi > Nash (sorry) lawn darting Ray?

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Nah, Nash never did anything that cool before or since.  Reigns does a fucking spear on every show.  One might even say it's the one move of doom.

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Re Reigns' desperation spear on Kofi before getting overwhelmed... that's the closest thing to a heel "hope spot" I can ever remember seeing. Loved it.

 

Reigns spear of Kofi > Hall lawn darting Ray?

 

Not even close. That was Hall already nuking the shit out of Rey and then throwing him into the truck when he was done with the guy. Reigns' move was more "if I'm going down I'm taking one of theirs with me..."

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Also, I'm incredibly happy the Uso's were the first ones out the gate for the run in.

 

BUT WHERE THE FUCK IS YOSHI TATSU?

 

Tweeting pictures of himself that's where. GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER MANE.

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Ryback and Heyman are like a roided up version of Herc and Levy from The Wire. I approve.

 

Great, great Raw. Strong heels, great violent angles, and, finally, babyfaces stepping up. As was noted a few pages back, this is more shades of JCP-style angles than the Attitude Era.

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Next time folks bellyache for three weeks about why the babyfaces aren't doing anything and they're all spineless, please remember that this is why they didn't do anything for three weeks. Because the worse things get, the more it means something when the Samoan Swat Rockers and Dolph Gunn finally lead the charge to save Daniel Bryan. Damn that was fun. 

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Were the fans barking for Titus O'Neal in the last segment?

 

Are there internet nerds who think this is all about HHH getting his win back from jobbing to the lockerroom walking out on him?

 

If Ziggler gets a win in his hometown, is he still being buried?

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I want them to do a parody of the Goldust angle where Road Dogg has to "fight for Scott's job."

 

Are you kidding me?  I want Road Dogg and Billy Bad Ass to be the new Stooges.

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I think the "This is more JCP than Attitude Era" explains why I love this so much. I also don't feel sleazy for liking the post-SummerSlam reset. There's no cursing or attacks on women. And the violence the heels of had is great deception. The nastiest stuff has been a kendo stick attack on Punk, The Shield doing some powerbombs, Randy hitting the RKO, Big Show flattening someone with a punch and Randy Orton Pillmanizing Miz's skull. It all looks great but they're really protected spots -- there's no elderly women being put through tables or anything of the sort.

 

It LOOKS brutal but it's all playacting. The reactions and dread and seriousness everyone is playing these things with has been fantastic. JCP did this, too. The angle everyone remembers the most was The Horseman rolling Dusty in the parking lot. They blurred out the part where they broke his hand -- they obviously edited around it.

 

The B and C stories have also been solid-to-great. The Punk/Heyman stuff would be the best angle of the year if it wasn't happening the same time the best angle of the decade was unfolding. ADR's really capable of having good matches and being a general jerk against guys like RVD. The divas, at the least, have been compelling because of AJ. The comedy dance-off stuff w/ Fandango is dumb but it's good for kids and is far from the worst humor they've ever done.I think the unsung hero of the post-SummerSlam stuff has been Michael Cole. He's been awesome at just telling the stories and serving as the audience proxy, selling disgust and admiration right when it should be called for. JBL's great at being a heel announcer spin jobbing.

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Next time folks bellyache for three weeks about why the babyfaces aren't doing anything and they're all spineless, please remember that this is why they didn't do anything for three weeks. Because the worse things get, the more it means something when the Samoan Swat Rockers and Dolph Gunn finally lead the charge to save Daniel Bryan. Damn that was fun. 

 

Steve Martin explained in "Born Standing Up" about the old theory in comedy about what a joke actually is. The set-up builds the tension. The punchline releases that tension. The more tension you build, the greater the release for that tension. The art in comedy comes in figuring out what's too much or too little tension and the significance of the release. And the real artists -- the best in the business -- know how to build and release that tension many times throughout the course of a set.

 

Wrestling's the same logic: Angles build tension in the storyline and the releases come in other ways. Last night was the first great cathartic release after a few weeks of the heels running roughshod. Now we'll see how they build that tension back up again.

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Understandable but funny nobody helped out The Miz.

 

His own FATHER didn't terribly care that much. 

 

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Miz's father looks like the kind of guy that makes cheap low budget slasher films, and white trash porn on the side.

 

 

 

Reality T.V. as a career does seem like a beacon light of hope given the above photograph as pater familias. 

Dammit.  Stop making me sympathize with Miz!

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Did Vickie ever really get it?

Wait, what?  If anything, Vickie got her comeuppance too much.

 

EDIT: And as to the issue of how Stephanie gets hers, she was regularly humiliated or overcome in the Attitude era, and since they're just recycling stories from then, I'm sure they can dust something off for AmDrag.

 

 

How does one do "bottom-feeding trashbag ho" in the PG era?

 

Snicklefritzing clown-shoes dope.

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Next time folks bellyache for three weeks about why the babyfaces aren't doing anything and they're all spineless, please remember that this is why they didn't do anything for three weeks. Because the worse things get, the more it means something when the Samoan Swat Rockers and Dolph Gunn finally lead the charge to save Daniel Bryan. Damn that was fun. 

 

Steve Martin explained in "Born Standing Up" about the old theory in comedy about what a joke actually is. The set-up builds the tension. The punchline releases that tension. The more tension you build, the greater the release for that tension. The art in comedy comes in figuring out what's too much or too little tension and the significance of the release. And the real artists -- the best in the business -- know how to build and release that tension many times throughout the course of a set.

 

Wrestling's the same logic: Angles build tension in the storyline and the releases come in other ways. Last night was the first great cathartic release after a few weeks of the heels running roughshod. Now we'll see how they build that tension back up again.

 

 

Yeah, the longer the Rhodes are an unknown, and the longer Big Show has to keep killing friends and loved ones, the better.

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My cousin wondered if Triple H would get busted by GTV in the near future...well played on his part.

That's actually a stroke of brilliance.
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WWE Raw on Monday, September 16 scored a 2.96 rating following Night of Champions, up slightly from a 2.91 rating leading into Night of Champions.Raw eeked out four million viewers, averaging 4.013 million viewers over the course of three hours. Raw was up three percent from last week's average of 3.886 million viewers.Hourly Break Down: First Hour - a show-low 3.865 million viewers for the immediate PPV fall-out, Second Hour - show-high 4.162 million viewers for Dusty-Stephanie and chaos, Third Hour - 4.012 million viewers.On cable TV Monday night, Raw ranked #2 behind Monday Night Football in total viewers and in the key demos. ESPN's Monday Night Football averaged 14.3 million viewers, a decline of two million viewers from the Eagles-Redskins prime time game last week, which averaged 16.5 million viewers.Despite the drop-off for football, Raw only gained about 130,000 viewers compared to last week for the post-PPV episode.In the week-to-week demographics, Raw was up and down one-tenth of a rating in the key demos of males 18-49 and males 18-34, respectively.The biggest change was Raw losing younger viewers. The unpredictable males 12-17 demo dropped to a four-month low and the males 12-34 demo dropped to a two-month low.

 

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Im sure RVD and Dolph must have been thrilled at being labelled "rank and file"

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Im sure RVD and Dolph must have been thrilled at being labelled "rank and file"

 

Actually in the wide shot I thought RVD was Santino. ;( 

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There was one dude that I really couldn't tell who he was. Apparently it was Justin Gabriel. I totally missed him bloating up and growing his hair out. 

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JoJo sent him into a downward spiral of depression.

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show-high 4.162 million viewers for Dusty-Stephanie and chaos

 

Dusty promo  = Ratings!

 

This can only mean good things for RAW in October when the Rhodes family is healed up and rehired and they're on TV weekly

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