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    It's just one match, but I like Alexa Bliss. Cute character, music, entrance props, etc, and had an unintentionally good match with Fox thanks to botching her second move and crushing Fox's sternum which led to Fox stiffing her the rest of the way. Doing all the cutesy poses with a busted mouth was a great way to make a memorable debut.



    Don't think that was a botch. And Alicia always beats the hell out of her opponent. It was jut a good match.



    I thought she was just supposed to be doing a splash out of the back handspring, because that knee came down *hard* and both girls seemed surprised by it. 

  2. It's just one match, but I like Alexa Bliss. Cute character, music, entrance props, etc, and had an unintentionally good match with Fox thanks to botching her second move and crushing Fox's sternum which led to Fox stiffing her the rest of the way. Doing all the cutesy poses with a busted mouth was a great way to make a memorable debut.


    Tyler Breeze got jobbed hard in that battle royal. Those refs are ridiculously incompetent if they can't figure out that the guy flipping over the ropes and landing on his back had his feet touch after two guys who were dropping straight down feet first. 


    Oh, and Renee is a permanent announcer! 

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  3. What's with people being antiSheamus? I think he works as either a heel or a face. He goes hard in the ring. Are people gonna be complaining if we get Sheamus and Cesaro pummeling each other for a couple months? I don't think so.


    He is slightly underrated as a wrestler, but I think even most of the people who x4 his matches when pressed will concede that he's pretty good. Most of the hate comes from lazy booking and general staleness. Like his series with Christian earlier this year produced some really good matches, but everyone hated it by the end because it had this unmistakeable "why should we care" stench hovering around it. The Bryan and Show feuds are probably the only worthwhile angles he's been involved with in the last 3 years.


    Personally, I watch just about every Sheamus match, but I do think his character could use some freshening.

  4. Would it surprise anyone if Sheamus did get his ass kicked by Sin Cara? 


    Since it looks like they're heading that route with his character on tv, I could see this being some kind of new age work. Sheamus' popularity has been dwindling since 18 seconds, and a heel turn is overdue. Feeding a rumor like this around the net, combined with kicking up the old Yoshi Tatsu rumors will get the smart fans to turn on him even faster.


    Although, Hunico does seem like a legit tough guy, so no, I wouldn't be surprised if it was a shoot.


    His booking is like he is super macho, overcompensating tough guy.


    Makes him the perfect guy to follow in HHH and Orton's footsteps when Batista goes off tv.

  5. Re-watched Shield vs. Evolution and it's very good, but not quite up to the best showings from everyone in the match this year (except Batista, obviously). There's a ton of good spots like the first hot tag to Ambrose where he jacks Batista with a forearm on the apron and Reigns does a little house-cleaning and out does John Cena crashing into the steps. HHH is a total ace and he really carries the heat segments for Evolution, although Orton has a nice dropkick spot when they're working over Ambrose. Reigns' hot tag was great. Rollins' missed dive was nasty, but don't overlook Ambrose and Orton having a wildly sloppy (in a good way) brawl in the background. The crowd brawl was well done and Batista had a great sell of the superman punch.


    The drawbacks were the first 5 minutes where The Shield uncharacteristically made no tags when Rollins was on offense and, of course, Batista and Reigns laying around for another 5 minutes at the end. The first part really took me out of it watching it live, as it made no sense for The Shield to not be making their usual fast tags and using their swarming offense early. So the match could've probably been laid out better in those spots, but the good definitely out-weighs the bad, and this match is sitting just outside my top 10 for the year.

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  6. So, I think I kinda like Cesaro's new theme. It's not as good as the Real American's theme which was one of the best WWE has put out in recent years, but the siren is distinct and not too annoying like RTC or Steiner and the whole thing kind of has this tornado vibe that fits with the giant swing.


    Rusev's theme is pretty great too. It's sounds like something from a boss level on an N64 game.

  7. Ok, so yeah, Bryan is stuck in a comedy feud with Kane. Probably shouldn't be the main event angle, but fuck it, I love comedy monster Kane. Bryan's line about the wire being disconnected from something definitely belongs in the goofy Kane angle hall of fame. On the plus side, Bryan pulled off the rare escape from the magical car appearance by Kane and has uncanny automotive repair skills, so compared to others in this situation, he fared quite well. Also, the scene with Steph knocking on the car window was better B-movie horror material than anything in See No Evil. 


    Also, there was a lot of other good stuff on this show...


    Bray Wyatt had a promo of the year candidate.


    Barrett and Big E have surprisingly good chemistry together. I hope they don't give up on E, he's not quite clicking yet, but he's got tons of potential. In fact, he's in a pretty similar spot to Barrett a couple years ago. Hopefully he finds the right gimmick to make it back. 


    The battle royal had a great finishing stretch. Ambrose looked good, and Sheamus begins his much needed turn.


    Cesaro managed to drag a watchable match out of RVD after 3 tries. 


    Kofi/Rusev is probably going to get slept on, but it was a fun power vs. speed sprint. Rusev probably needs to experiment with some new finishers, though. His current sequence isn't doing it for me.


    The Shield and Wyatts had another awesome match. I'd say probably the third best of their series. It was a little more balanced offensively than the Main Event match a few weeks ago, which is always good for these two teams. The Rollins corner backflip into the side kick from Harper was beautiful, as was Rollins fighting off the superplex by pulling Harper's beard and head butting him in the mouth. God, those two need a long singles match soon. Rowan took a sweet bump over the announce table, and there was actually a decision instead of cop-out no contest. Wyatts 3-1 vs. The Shield now, in what should be a best of 23.


    The ending angle was whatever, but I think too many positives are being overlooked on this show. I'd actually really love to see a long HHH/Orton vs. Rollins/Ambrose tag. 

  8. This idea came up yesterday:

    If Big Dave is leaving soon, a logical booking step would be to bring up someone from NXT to be the new "future" member of Evolution.

    But who would it be, with all the guys who just debuted on TV and the people likely ready to be moved up are faces (Sami, Neville)?


    I think the spot should go to Barrett or a turned Sheamus, but if they have to give it to an NXT guy, it should be Sami. He and Neville are the only guys that are main roster ready, and I'm sure he's talented enough to pull off playing a heel despite seemingly being a natural face. Ambrose has turned into the next Ricky Morton after all.

  9. The thing that killed the possessed child gimmick for me was when they did the follow-up promo and it took a couple seconds for the distortion to kick in. Otherwise, it was some pretty funny/good b-movie shit. I think people are getting too caught up wanting this feud to be a career-maker for Bray. Just appreciate for what it is: A comedy feud to give a Cena a break from the main event scene.


    I can't believe they're actually going to drag Bryan/Kane out another month, but that finishing stretch with Kane going the burning table, getting excessively fire-extinguishered and flailing about right into the running knee was VINTAGE evil comedy Kane. Easily the best thing he's done in years. I laughed harder at that than Bray's singing kid. The only way this feud can survive is if Kane brings out the car battery tomorrow.

  10. Bayley/Sasha was really fun with an inspired finishing stretch. Sasha's improvement in just the last 3 months has been pretty striking. Both of these ladies have a bright future.


    The main event was probably Brodus' best match, which isn't a terribly high bar, but it was legit good. I liked how they played on the No DQ stip by working a straight match and ending right at the normal "this is where it gets extreme" spot. Neville came out looking really good. Both guys had nice, short pre-match promos as well.

  11. Paige should always use the Scorpion Crosslock to finish or whatever they're calling it. That move alone will get her over. 


    That cradle DDT she used to put away Fox was pretty sweet, though. Paige cornering the market in movez is going to make her very hard to displace as the #1 diva. 

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  12. Also, totally forgot there was Ziggler/Sandow match somewhere during the middle of the show if you're interested in that kind of thing. Sandow was still dressed as Magneto, and obviously lost. Don't know how I let something that memorable slip my mind.

  13. Didn't see these posted yet, so take it from someone who was there. This is from memory, so I may miss something, but this looks right. Hopefully I can keep a low douchiness score.


    Show opens with a contract signing between Hornswoggle and El Torito. Breaks down as you'd expect and ends with Torito diving on all of 3MB on the floor.


    RVD d. Jack Swagger with the 5-star frog splash. Heyman was on commentary with Cesaro watching at ring side. Swagger cheap shotted Cesaro during the match, and Cesaro attacked RVD afterwards with the Neutralizer.


    Rusev d. R-Truth by DQ. The first take looked exactly like the Raw match, but they did a re-shoot that will probably air with Xavier doing a big dive and Rusev taking a straight back bump off the apron from and R-Truth dropkick.


    Daniel Bryan cuts a promo about the importance of family and vows to hurt Kane for touching Brie. Kane has a video promo where he says he will take Bryan to hell.


    The Wyatt Family d. Sheamus and The Usos. Bray pinned one of the Usos after Sister Abigail.


    Big E d. Titus O'Neill by DQ. I think there was an unplanned bump over the announce table here because Cole looked pissed after E got thrown into him and they stopped doing commentary afterwards. Titus got DQ'ed for not breaking on the ropes, and both guys continued to brawl afterwards, including Titus slipping and hitting his head on the corner of the announce table. Big E gets the upper hand and stands over Titus in the ring.


    Dean Ambrose retained his US title by pinning Curtis Axel. Most of the match was Rybaxel working together against Ambrose and Del Rio. Ambrose spent most of the match taking a beating or on the floor. He snuck in an Oklahoma roll to pin Axel who was crawling to cover a prone Del Rio. Rollins and Reigns came out to keep Ambrose from getting attacked after the match. Axel took the triple power bomb.


    The dark match was the Shield and Wyatts (Bray had quite the busy night). Fun stuff as usual with Reigns spearing Harper for the pin. Also, Rollins faked a bump over the announce table towards Cole, which I think was a rib from earlier during E/Titus.

  14. So I wonder if I am the only one who turned off RAW during the super long Evolution beating assuming that was that and missed the Shield coming back?  I had to check it out on WWE.com just now because it was getting late and I have work and dogs and stuff to do in the morning.  Is that poor pacing or a deliberate lesson to me not to turn off the show until the logo rolls?  


    Definitely a lesson. Assuming you're a seasoned wrestling viewer, I'm surprised you tuned out as soon as Evolution didn't go for a table spot. Rollins being on the floor an absurdly long time while everyone else was in the ring should've also tipped you off. It was a perfect play on the tedious HHH-led beatdowns we've seen the past month.


    On another note, it's weird to think how it looked like WWE had big plans for Cesaro after Mania, and now he's in the epitome of a "we have no idea what to do with these guys" match, assuming the triple threat goes down as it appears. He should be fighting Swagger in a flag match for the rights to the Real Americans theme and the "We the people" catchphrase, damn it. RVD should be fired, from a giant cannon, into the sun.

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  15. Kind of a dull show, but I liked the ending segment a lot. The way they teased another tedious HHH beatdown, only for The Shield to make a worthwhile comeback but still having HHH escape the triple powerbomb for the second time was perfectly laid out. Also got The Shield a nice pop after several minutes of lukewarm reactions.


    If Flair "turns" on the Shield at ER, that would be about the lamest thing ever. They do, however, have a perfect chance to turn a common wrestling trope around with Flair trying to cost The Shield, but they take him out easily en route to victory. If you're trying to establish The Shield as badasses, the last thing they need is having to do a job because a 70-year-old man hit one of them.

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