Jump to content
DVDVR Message Board


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Go2Sleep

  1. The thing about Nattie is there's just nothing that comes off as natural about her on screen. She always seems so rigid in the ring, and it always feels like she's thinking about every move for a second or two before she does it. She's fine when she's in there with someone decent, but she can't carry a match on her own (which explains why she looks better on 2014 NXT than 2008-2013 WWE). Also, the internet backlash against ring-work is always amplified if you have any kind of workrate gimmick.

    • Like 1
  2. I don't get to watch often, so someone give me the heads-up: Has Rusev seriously only wrestled black guys since he came up? Because if so, that's just strange.


    He's squashed Ryder on Raw a couple times, but I think that's it.


    As for the ppv, it was alright. I'll have to re-watch some stuff, but nothing jumped out as a top 10 match this year. Good booking for the most part although Cena going over is pretty uninspiring. Underrated moment was Lawler being forced to actually drink the Diet Moutain Dew, and Cole saying he "was on his second one" when asked why the one in front of him was unopened.

    • Like 2
  3.  What kind of person is actually excited for Payback?


    WWE fans?


    It looks like a decent show all things considered. Shield/Evolution 1 was pretty good and a no holds barred is much better environement for these 6. Cena pretty much always delivers in LMS. Cesaro and Sheamus finally get a decisive showdown. Paige/Fox and Big E/Rusev are total wildcard matches. I mean, yeah, it's a throwaway ppv, but it's hardly a dire-looking card.

    • Like 1
  4. Cesaro/Kofi was the sleeper match of the week, and probably the last month. Really tight match that conveyed a simple story with just a couple big spots and good execution all around. These two used to be equals, now Cesaro has moved up and Kofi can't go toe to toe with him any more. This was established by Cesaro stuffing a simple arm drag and turning it into an Irish curse. Kofi had to stick and move and go deep into the bag of tricks. I loved the spot where Kofi hit the springboard dropkick out of the corner. I can't really explain it, but it totally looked like Cesaro was expecting a crossbody and was legitimately surprised by the dropkick (which made the finish even sweeter). The spinning thrust kick was a good stun move/hope spot for Kofi, but when he went back to the crossbody, BAM, euro-uppercut KO, which actually got the pin as it should.

  5. 'Forrest Griffined'*

    *for those not familiar, plus if might just be a term me and my friends use. Forrest Griffin always seamed to be an average fighter tell he got blooded then it seemed like once he saw his own blood he got an extra gear or something.


    I first read this as "Forrest Girlfriend" and imagined Rose acting like Forrest Gump when somebody got a little too touchy with Jenny.

    • Like 1
  6. I think the best lineup would be Stockton/Jordan/Pippen/KG/Hakeem. You have a clear #1 scoring option and iso player, a secondary low post player, good P&R combos, a little bit of range, no FT liabilities, and a defense that would only give up 70 points a game.


    If I had to try to make a team to beat Magic/Jordan/Pippen/Duncan/Hakeem out of the players remaining, I'd gamble with Wade/LeBron/KD/Dirk/KG. LeBron would do most of the ball handling and prime KG could defend any center so I'm not too worried about not having a true point or center, and at least there's no dramatic size mismatches even though I wouldn't be too thrilled about Dirk guarding Timmy on the low block. If the 3s are dropping, then I think this team could win a shootout working a slash and kick offense.

  7. C - Pudge

    1st - Rose

    2nd - Morgan

    3rd - Brett

    SS - A-Rod

    LF - Bonds

    CF - Griffey Jr.

    RF - Ichiro

    DH - Baines


    RHS - Maddux

    LHS - Johnson

    R - Rivera


    I think that adds up to $36.

  8. Pretty solid show overall. Nothing too too great in the match department, although a big step up from what we usually see on this show and the right people went over.


    Rose/Camacho was totally forgettable. I'm giving it 6 weeks until Rose is solidly on the ME/Superstars circuit.


    Ascencion/Lucha was ok. Ascencion is always better with guys they can sell for a bit since their offense really isn't good enough to be doing a squash gimmick. You can tell Connor is especially limited when his big pop spot is a series of routine kicks in the corner. Ricardo looked a bit off here, but I'm liking what I see from Kalisto. They should have him and Victor go one on one for the hell of it.


    Breeze/Zayn was a fine movez based match. Good looking stuff from both guys except that botch trying to set up the Orange Crush. Zayn's really on another level from anybody else sans Neville on this show. Breeze to his credit did his best to keep up. He's not athletic enough to do the kind of stuff Zayn does, but he did bump and time his offense well. The chickenshit finish was really perfect. Not sure this really made Breeze any kind of star (I still think his ceiling is post WWE title Miz at this point), but he'll be good fodder for Neville.


    Charlotte's new theme with the Space Odyssey samples is HORRIBLE, like every ounce hate unjustly directed at Cesaro's new theme should be aimed straight at that garbage. The match was pretty good though. Execution wasn't always the best, but they did make it look like a real struggle and knew it would come down to who made the first flukey mistake. Also a bit surprised by the face celebration from Charlotte, but if the BFFs break up, Sasha pretty much has to be the heel.


    The main event was by far the biggest disappointment. Tyson Kidd is straight out of the pre-Bad Influence Chris Daniels/Kaz mold of ridiculously athletic guys that try to work a fast pace and still somehow manage to be boring beyond belief. Thus the match that was 90% Tyson Kidd offense was not very fun. Neville only got a couple spots to shine, but at least he kept the belt and can move on to a moderately inspiring challenger after being saddled with Brodus and Kidd. It'll be nice to have two actual NXT guys fighting for the belt again instead of throwing in a WWE reject.

  9. Although I'm not crazy about the angles, Takeover should be a solid show. Neville/Kidd, Nattie/Charlotte, and Zayn/Breeze should all be decent matches, and Kalisto and El Local vs. Ascension is interesting.


    Hopefully they get to the Zayn/Neville rivalry pretty soon because they are seriously lacking in the worthwhile feuds department right now. I also think a program with Corey Graves and Tyson Kidd could work (not for the title obviously).

  10. A couple things being slept on:


    1. Orton's reactions during Cody's trolling promo. "That was uncalled for" after the lapdogs line and the genuine laugh and "Good one" after RKBlows were brilliant.


    2. Cesaro's beatdown on Sheamus. That big boot from the side and then nothing but elbows and knees to the head until the neutralizer. Simple and effective.

  11. I'm not sure how to feel about the NXT opening. One one hand, I like the beat and the video and audio sync really well. On the other hand, the song lyrics are awful and just about everyone featured in the video is no longer on the NXT roster. All things considered, I think they could stand to redo it starting at Takeover.

  12. Overheard in the ring: As Adam Rose did that ludicrous bicycle kick while between the ropes, from off camera, Camacho gave the best, most disgusted "Ridiculous!" in response. Each week on this show, someone says something in the ring that is both really funny and nicely in-character.


    That spot is so stupid, but the name "rose pedal" is brilliant. I'm torn on whether I want him to keep it or not now.


    This has to be the first show in a long time where the divas matches go 1-2 for best on the show. Paige/Tamina and Sasha/Nattie were both very good. I don't really like the way the divas tournament has played out though. I'd have rather seen Alexa upset Charlotte and Sasha go all the way and use Charlotte's entitled "destined for greatness attitude" to fuel the breakup.


    Also liked the promo to set up Zayn/Breeze and Neville squashing Hawkins in the main. Neville has quietly been booked very strong since NXT hit the network.

  13. Adam Rose has a shitty group of friends. There were like 20 of them and they all just stood there while BIGG HOSS Swagger sucker punched their guy and laughed in their faces. I'm pretty sure Swags would lose a match to the bunny these days.


    Cena/Harper was real nice, though. Harper's high-flyer sequence ruled and running Sister Abigails for everyone.

  14. What's the most definitive example of a babyface thoroughly losing an extensive feud to the heel?

    Ryder/Kane is the first that comes to mind, but sure there are better?


    Ryder/Kane is actually a really good answer. I don't know if Ryder got heat on Kane at any point, and it's not like Kane is notoriously protected. There was the flat tire incident, and he kept getting more and more injured, and Kane just kept beating him up more and more.


    HHH vs. Eugene came to mind. I'm not sure Eugene did much except run intereference during HHH's iron man with Benoit, while HHH gave him and Regal multiple bloody beatdowns, beat him clean in the Summer Slam match, and broke his arm a short while later to take him off tv.


    Hogan vs. Savage in WCW was pretty bad too. Savage took NWO beatings/spray-paintings almost every week (including them spraying his bald spot one time) and never really got much back on Hogan. He would always do those things where he'd take forever to back Hogan down, but not actually hit him like an idiot, until the rest of the NWO caught up to him. Hogan also tricked Liz into joining the NWO somehow and won the blowoff match at Halloween Havoc with shenanigans. Savage disappeared for a couple months and returned, only to join the NWO and play second fiddle to Hogan for the remainder of its existence.


    What was the storyline of Dibiase leaving the nWo when he was originally brought in as the 'money' behind them?


    Had to do with Spring Stampede 97. Nash was fighting Rick Steiner in a one on one match during one of Hall's injuries/rehab/drunk/whatever. Steiner had an injured ear and Nash kept going after it, dropping him ear first on an exposed turnbuckle. Both DiBiase and Nick Patrick thought that Nash was being too brutal so they both defected from the nWo. At least that's how I remember it anyway.



    That was pretty much it. Dibiase had his "come to Jesus" moment there, then came back a couple months later as The Steiners' master plan to finally get the tag titles. They were unsuccessful and floundered until Scott turned and joined the NWO.

  16. Damien Sandow is a poor man's Miz, without any outside-the-biz cred. Pretty boring overall, but an ok promo and ring work worthy of a spot in the low to mid-card. He's not really above a losing streak/worked shoot "I'm being buried" gimmick, but even if he is, it's not by enough to warrant any serious outrage.


    Also, this SD must really suck if all the posts are about Damien Sandow.

  17. One thing folks may have to keep in mind is that Roman isn't actually THAT big or strong. He'd never have gotten Henry up on his shoulders if Mark hadn't gone up most of the way on the ropes.


    Yeah, he doesn't really do a lot of power spots for having a power gimmick. Most of the time his Samoan drop even looks like crap. He should be more of a striker. I say add some knees, a big boot, and a Koslov-like headbutt than can stop an opponent on a dime. Also, a Samoa Joe style STO out of the corner which looks like it takes a lot of power even though you can brace yourself on the turnbuckles. A lariat to the back of the head would be a good add too.

    • Like 1
  18. They've already Hassan'ed Rusev after a couple weeks. Yeah, he was a **foreign** monster before, but really, Bulgaria is a pretty innocuous country. Now they're just like "Hey, Bulgaria is basically the same thing as Russia, right?" and have blown their load on cheap heat with the Putin tron. Plus his first name disappeared without a trace. I'll be surprised if he's on tv in 6 months.

    • Like 1
  19. Speaking of all these potential turns, is there any hope of Emma turning on Santino? It would just be a simple low blow and shouting "You made me dance wear a pink cobra sock!" Hell, she could even beat Santino in a match before moving on to give Paige a decent challenger.

    • Like 1
  • Create New...