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  1. What I like about the story is that it involves multiple people. That's a rare case these days. One week this guy is in the spotlight, the other week it's that guy. Buddy Murphy finally got some airtime. Rowan as well. They even teased a face turn for Samoa Joe, but it looks like he's no longer part of this whole mystery. For now at least. Remember when Steve Austin got hit by a car? Rikishi was the culprit and no one saw it coming. Come to think of it, he did it for The Rock back then and Vince really wants to have this Rocky vs Roman match. Could it be good old Fatu?! Nah, they wouldn't do that…I wonder if Rikishi would still be able work a match. Drew McIntyre is my pick too, though out of the 16 scheduled competitors, pretty much every single one of them deserves to be crowned the new King of the Ring. It's such a star studded tournament that WWE can almost do no wrong here. Now that is something we can all agree upon. Might be healthier too, if we try to talk about the positives a bit more. Not all of it was or is bad. Not all of it is good, but on the other hand, when was that ever the case? I recently watched some of the early RAW episodes from 1993 to take a trip down memory lane and was baffled. Sure, there were some rivalries featured, The Mega Maniacs vs Money Inc. for example. Others like Razor Ramon/Bob Backlund or Shawn Michaels/Tatanka never even had anything to do with each other on the RAW shows, which lead to WrestleMania. As I child, you just watch these shows and don't question anything. As a side note, I don't think that anyone around here complains just for the heck of it. There is always a reason and an explanation right behind it. Just wanted to point that out. Thank you for your response. Maybe comparing them wasn't realistic. However, I believe Tom Phillips mentioned Hogan and The Rock during the event, since their match also took place in Toronto. As a total package, Charlotte is one of the best, if not the best female performer WWE ever had. 10-15 years ago, it was Trish. That's why I saw a similarity there. Regarding Finn Balor, I sure hope he will join The O.C., when he comes back. As far as I know, he asked for some time off from WWE, so we will have to wait and see. Sasha got her wish granted and turned heel. I bet Finn would benefit from a heel turn as well.
  2. Well, not too long ago, you complained about everything. Then you complained about the fact, that no one else was posting anything anymore. Now you complain about us criticizing parts of the product? Make up your mind dude. You want a discussion and a place, where everyone can share their opinions and feelings, or are one-liners and posting pictures suddenly that much better?! Enlighten me, what was so good about Oldberg squashing Ziggler? They both suck and shouldn't even be on television. Or why did the crowd almost fell asleep during Bayley and Ember Moon? Oh, and should I be happy with a double count-out, after Orton/Kingston was one of the few matches with an intriguing build up? What Hogan vs Rock was for the men, Charlotte Flair vs Trish Stratus should have been for the women, but it wasn't. It was good, but not as great or memorable as I hoped it would be. That being said - yes, there have been some improvements in general. WWE slowly but surely is getting back on track. The Roman "Whodunit" Storyline is very good. Sasha's return was awesome. Some outstanding matches as well, such as Drew McIntyre vs Cedric Alexander and Roman Reigns vs Buddy Murphy this week. Plus, a King of the Ring tournament got announced. Other stuff like the wild card rule, still needs to go.
  3. While I did enjoy NXT Takeover as usual, The Street Profits ruined my excitement early. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against Dawkins & Ford. They are entertaining as hell and I love what they are doing on RAW. I just wanted to see The Undisputed Era with all the gold. It's still possible of course. I read somewhere that every title could be on the line in the next WarGames Match. Either that or The Undisputed Era goes to war with Imperium. SummerSlam was mediocre at best. Charlotte vs Trish could have been so much better (especially the build up). Whoever decided this silly double count-out finish for Orton and Kingston should be punished. What a stupid way to end an important match like that, just to extend their rivalry. I don't mind Seth Rollins winning the Universal title again, but where do we go from here? Drew McIntyre has been in Shane McMahon's shadow for too long, to still be a credible contender. Bray Wyatt doesn't really need a championship, though it would be a logical move to push the guy immediately and put him in the main event spot. The Fiend definitely is the hottest thing right now.
  4. RAW had some cool moments. What happened between Strowman and Lashley made the whole rivalry more intense, although I still don't care much about either one to be honest. The whole story with AJ Styles, Anderson and Gallows is great. I'm truly invested in the characters and where it leads. The heel turn was perfectly executed as well and it looks like The Band is finally back together. Maybe it's time for Finn Balor to pay his old friends a visit. Drake Maverick and R-Truth continue to entertain me. There is not much to it, but sometimes, all you need is some funny shit like this. The Street Profits also made me chuckle. The New Day vs The Viking Raiders looked good on paper. Too good to be true, since they had to involve Joe and Kingston somehow, to go to a commercial break. One of the many terrible ideas, Vince McMahon recently had. No wrestling during commercials. Everything about it feels forced and unnatural. Matches getting restarted, talents losing twice in a row. Stipulations without any kind of explanation, like these horrible 2 out of 3 Falls matches. This literally does more harm than good. I know, wins and losses don't matter in WWE, but they should. It should be important. Samoa Joe has lost so many fights and he lost the US Championship. Why on earth does he deserve a WWE Championship match? Just because he attacked Kofi? Why is Shinsuke getting an Intercontinental title match, when he did nothing for it? Why can Dolph Ziggler show up from his comedy club and immediately get a title shot? Where are Buddy Murphy, Rusev and the other guys? Why don't they attack a champion, if that is all you need to do, to be in the title picture? They need to explain stuff like that. Congrats to Maria & Mike Kanellis on signing a new multi-year deal with WWE. I hope it was worth it. And one last thing, I really miss Stone Cold Becky Lynch. She completely lost her magic, since she won both belts at WrestleMania and was "traded" to RAW. Becky was way cooler and edgier on Smackdown. Being stuck in this downward spiral with Lacey, Corbin, and Seth, isn't doing her any favor.
  5. I agree, this is definitely a step in the right direction and I'm really excited about the announcement. Although both have to report to Vince as well, like Bruce Prichard and all the writers. So, we could still see last minute changes to the script and terrible ideas such as the wild card rule, when in fact a brand split is needed, now more than ever. But I have high hopes for Bischoff and Heyman. They know the business like the back of their hands. They are both creative geniuses. If Eric and Paul can't help the WWE, no one can.
  6. WWE is slowly but surely digging his own grave and it seems to me that they won't stop anytime soon. Super Letdown was a disaster. An absolute trainwreck. The Usos and The Revival could easily have 5-star matches, yet their Kickoff fight was mediocre at best. Like WWE put them in straitjackets or something. No cash in, after Lesnar was basically forced to do so by Stephanie a week ago. He didn't do it on RAW, for whatever reason. Then Super Showdown happened, and again nothing. Seth is still the champ, Kofi is still the champ. This is getting old pretty fast. Balor and Andrade with an excellent match. Here's hoping that Almas can beat Finn in two weeks, but the way Vince books Smackdown these days, they will probably not even be on the card for Stomping Grounds. Shane is still the Best in the World! Roman fell victim to Shane-O-Mania as well! Now, this wouldn't be bad, if Reigns wouldn't face McIntyre in two weeks, which means Drew is going to lose, because we all know that The Big Dawg needs to get his revenge. Lars Sullivan (hey, he still has his full name. That's a start, right?) with a DQ victory. A monster, a freak, couldn't get a clean win over three cruiserweights. Randy Orton vs Triple H was good. Both are still awesome, so it was cool to see them go at it one more time for old times' sake. 50-Man Battle Royal - terrible Battle Royal. Titus eliminated the War Raiders, only to get eliminated by Shelton Benjamin, who botched every move. The Revival eliminated The Usos and were eliminated a few seconds later by Matt freaking Hardy, before Cesaro threw Hardy out of the ring. These are just some of the spots I remember off the top of my head. Where is Pat Patterson, when you need him? And in the end, a hometown hero makes history. Good for Mansoor, I guess. I didn't expect much from The Undertaker or Bill Goldberg. As a matter of fact, I never liked Goldberg very much. Back in the day, his wrestling skills were limited. I'm sure Bret would agree with me. Two years ago, those skills already were non-existent. Yesterday? Oh boy… Goldberg busted himself open during his entrance, yet again, because he just had to bang his head on the door. Then he busted himself open even more on the turnbuckle and almost bled like Dustin Rhodes did at Double or Nothing. Apparently, he suffered a concussion, but they just kept going and it got worse. The Undertaker with possibly the worst Tombstone in history, since he dropped Bill right on his head. And later on, Bill returned the favor, when he dropped Calaway on his head and neck area, in an attempt to deliver a Jackhammer. Looked more like a failed Hip toss into a DDT to be honest. As that wasn't enough, Goldberg even went for a Tombstone, though he stumbled backwards. Thankfully, Taker finally had enough of this crap and ended the match quickly afterwards. It's a miracle, that neither of them is sitting in a wheelchair right now. It looked like they were trying to kill each other. I get it, the Saudis paid good money to see these two veterans. But is this shit necessary? Was the money really worth it? I don't think so.
  7. I really enjoyed Double or Nothing. Jericho vs Omega was great, The Young Bucks vs The Lucha Brothers tore the house down, and Cody vs Dustin was storytelling at its finest. The overall presentation was also very good and Jim Ross was on fire. Especially during the main event and when Moxley finally showed up (Good god, almighty! The referee's down…). He is still the best commentator out there. It can be so simple sometimes. None of those matches needed complex storylines with twists and turns to be exciting. Basic booking, let the characters do their thing, and enjoy the chants from a more than thankful wrestling crowd.
  8. When you think RAW couldn't get an worse, they come up with a whole bunch of new shit. That electric chair segment was absolutely awful. Baron Corbin as the new No. 1 Contender seems like a good idea (since he's gaining heat), but it actually doesn't. He is just missing something to make fans really care, including me, and I once was a big fan of The Lone Wolf. But now, he's just a boring and terrible character. Shane McMahon does some great heel work, though he and WWE as a whole deserved those AEW chants during his match. Literally the best part about RAW was right at the beginning, when Brock Lesnar showed up and started dancing. That was shades of the old Lesnar, when he was funny and cool. I still hate the fact, that they sacrificed all these talented wrestlers in the MITB ladder match, only to give Brock the briefcase, but man, he's entertaining.
  9. Wow, crybaby Dolph Ziggler is back and immediately gets a title match at Super ShowDown, because Kevin Owens refuses to go to Saudi Arabia. I know WWE is more like a big comedy club nowadays, but Dolph Ziggler of all people? He quit the company and wanted to do stand-up comedy. He doesn't deserve anything, yet he gets the same treatment as Brock Lesnar or John Cena, every time one of those two part timers decides to show up. Why not give Rusev, Nakamura, or Mustafa Ali a championship opportunity? Man, Ali would actually make sense, since it was his spot in the first place. It should have been him. Apart from that, Smackdown wasn't too bad. The 24/7 belt looks ugly as hell, but R-Truth is great as always. Even the little things Drake Maverick does are entertaining.
  10. The things I enjoyed about MITB were Bayley's title victory and celebration, the Universal Championship Match and of course The Men's Ladder Match. Andrade and Finn did some crazy stuff and would have deserved to win the briefcase. Drew would have been perfect. Even Sami Zayn, to make a statement, but he wasn't even in the match anymore. Then Brock Lesnar showed up and ruined everything. Vince is pure evil. He doesn't care about the current roster or if they bust their ass and take high risk spots, that could shorten or end their careers. Vince never wanted to change anything. People were sick of Lesnar, yet here we go again, because Vince just loves that big bully Brock, who doesn't give a shit about the product or his colleagues in the ring. Roman with the usual superman booking and Rey dethrones Samoa Joe, while his shoulders weren't even on the mat. Not really surprised that The Miz lost again. Shane is rumored to face Roman Reigns at Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia. Plus, the way Shane won had a bit of an old school type of feeling. It builds up more heat for Shane in the process, which could help Mizanin as a babyface, when he finally gets his revenge on McMahon. Let's see what kinda crap they have planned for RAW. Apparently, Mick Foley returns tonight to introduce a new title, like we don't have enough of those already.
  11. Interesting start for a RAW show. Can't say I was too excited though. Not after the debacle last week. Nothing happened the last time, where Seth pointed out the obvious, so why should it be any different now? If no one really cares about the brand split anymore, why not just pull the plug and finally kill it?! At least until Smackdown moves to FOX. This wild card rule doesn't help anybody. Telling the audience that the McMahons blatantly lied to them, doesn't help. You have to do something about it. Hire better writers, send Vince to the XFL and let Triple H run the place. Vince constantly called himself brilliant and a genius last night, while in reality, he is just a delusional old fart. The quote of the year award goes to Daniel Bryan - There is nothing about Monday Night RAW that is fun. Well, actually, that was a fun line, so I guess even Daniel lied to us. Anyway, I'm not gonna give up hope or stop watching. Never have, never will. But man, the lack of creativity and the stubbornness of this self proclaimed genius is so disappointing sometimes. And the ratings speak for themselves.
  12. I smell a Shane vs Roman match. Now it all makes sense. Reigns is gonna defeat The Best in the Woooorld as soon as he is done with Elias. Nice little story between Asuka/Kairi/Paige and Mandy/Sonya. In the meantime, The IIconics suffer the same fate as Samoa Joe. Who needs strong champions anyway. The part with Aleister Black was interesting. Sure, the team of Aleister & Ricochet was fun and their match with the War Raiders was one of the best Tag Team matches in a long time. But there was nothing mysterious about Black anymore. So, maybe this is a step in the right direction. Only time will tell. It's good to have him on Smackdown though, since there are a lot of guys he could potentially feud with (Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Finn Balor, Andrade of course…) Thank God Kevin Owens turned heel. He is way better as a bad guy and wether he wins the title or not, both him and Kofi can benefit from their rivalry.
  13. RAW was pretty decent. Rollins vs Styles is going to be phenomenal for sure. Since Drew McIntyre was screwed out of a victory, he might win the MITB briefcase to get the job done. There must be plans for him. Otherwise there is no other logical reason to leave him out of the Universal Championship picture for now and go with AJ instead. The Glorious One has finally arrived. It's like the last months never happened. Rick Rude…I mean Robert Roode was the highlight of the night for me. The comments by Graves made it even better. If Corey wants to, he can put anyone over. I gotta say, I'm intrigued by this new Bray Wyatt. My initial reaction was "WTF?", but the longer his vignette went on, the more I liked it. If any WWE superstar could play a schizophrenic role on television, it would be good old Bray.
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  15. Kiss the title goodbye Kofi. With Roman around, it's just a matter of time before he gets his hands on the championship again. Why they didn't keep Reigns on RAW and give Drew McIntyre that big spot to close the show is beyond me. I mean, why were Drew or Braun even on Smackdown last week, if they aren't part of the Shake-up in the first place?! The Sky Pirates are no more, but Asuka and Kairi have a good chemistry together and you need a strong team to challenge The IIconics, since it looks like The Boss 'n' Hug Connection is history. The depth of the women's division is incredible. Charlotte, Ember, Bayley, Asuka, Kairi, Mickie James, Nikki Cross, Carmella, Mandy & Sonya. Liv Morgan was traded to Smackdown as well. I really hope she gets a chance. Been waiting to see more of her as a singles competitor, because I think she can do great things with that wacky Harley Quinn gimmick and the natural charisma she has. Buddy Murphy, Apollo Crews, and Chad Gable are good acquisitions. Finn Balor is finally on Smackdown too, which makes me happy.