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Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday Night Open Mic

Of course I opt not see the PPV because I was convinced it was just a transitional one for Hell in the Cell. Even if I didn't like the booking (and obviously the apparent lack of crowd response after Bryan's victory proves that they may have overthought this one a little bit) I like the idea of switching things up a little and catching everyone off guard.

I will say that there have been some positives from this last month of booking and none more than Randy Orton's workrate in the last couple of weeks. The matches he's had on TV have been tremendous. He seems really comfortable in what he's able to do in the ring right now and as a fan I appreciate good wrestling above all else.

BTW have we figured out the right way to move the title to Brock so that Wrestlemania can have Brock-Punk II as a main event?

Nothing else for me to say, enjoy the show and come out swinging but try to keep it clean.

1,654 comments:

  1. I can't wait for RAW to start. Because then it means there's only four hours left until I pick up GTAV.

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  2. Have you seen the IGN review? This game is next level

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  3. And that is the crux of the problem.

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  4. Any time you have fans hesitant to cheer for the face winning the title b/c they're waiting for a dusty finish at the hands of some ridiculous authority figure you have a problem.

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  5. Exactly.


    At "Summerslam", the audience realized that something was amiss with Bryan's celebration, and were waiting for the other shoe to drop. The same thing happened last night. Even if Trips had merely stood on the stage and shook his head disapprovingly, it would have served as a visual cue that it was okay to bask in the celebration.

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  6. I ordered mine through Amazon. I wanted to get the Special Edition version they had, but they sold out.

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  7. I'm getting it in half an hour.


    Living in the UK sometimes has its benefits...

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  8. Cucch replied to the blogs venomous comments on his book review. Im not sure if hes being facetious, trolling us, or just telling us to "fuck off," or being sincere.

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  9. I havent played a video game in 3 years and my PS3 just collects dust. However, im seriously considering getting it.

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  10. Apparently, Amazon shipped the games out to arrive today here in the UK.


    They're now in quite a bit of trouble.

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  11. Sounds like the crowd was dead all night. Who knew that Axel / Kofi and a typical Divas clusterfuck cool a crowd? Other than almost anyone?

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  12. If I had time for GTA V I would consider getting it. I really don't play games much anymore and use my PS3 for Netflix and Blu-Ray

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  13. Yea. I had 4 and actually real liked it as far as videogames go. If Vince didnt absolutely steal my money last night with the ppv id be more likely to spend the money.

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  14. I really do think he was being sincere and offering and apology/explanation for the review.

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  15. The Ghostbusters icon makes reading that comment fun

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  16. I thought it was Battleground -> HitC -> Survivor Series?

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  17. Meltzer said the show is a lot of talking, which sucks because if I were HHH and I didn't like my champion I'd make him wrestle A BUNCH OF TIMES TONIGHT.

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  18. And the Monday Night Football game is going to be an abortion, so there might be an uptick in viewers tonight (I or one will be watching Raw instead of the Steelers...).

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  19. They must really think the fans are dumb if they expected them to pop huge for the title win without thinking that something else was coming up after that fast count.

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  20. Here's your King of the Ring review:


    King of the Ring 1995
    LIVE from Philadelaphia, PA.


    This show SUCKS DICK.


    -fin-

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  21. Correct. But the focus now is Battleground, not HitC.

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  22. He has. Or at least he told me

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  23. It's almost worse if it sticks, because then Bryan never got his big huge win to triumph over evil... it will always be, "well you won thanks for a referee's mistake" when HHH and Orton do their promos.



    They also need to play up that running knee finisher better, because even before the fast count, I don't think the fans were ready for that to be the finish. They need to give it a name, and also have Bryan talk about it in promos on how he beat John Cena with it, how it's a move to be feared, etc.

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  24. "Sucks dick" is an extraordinarily generous assessment.

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  25. My theory is he doesn't take it as seriously as others on this blog have. He just let the venom slide off his back. Normally on his reviews, while I don't think he's great, I still get the feeling he's really trying. But with the DX review I didn't see that at all. He admits to that and is just taking his medicine so to speak. Good on him for not having a meltdown or cursing us out. I do hope, the few of us who offered constructive critism, he takes it.

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  26. He had a hilarious meltdown in a 24 thread he put a while ago. But since only like 5 people read his shit, only me and flair noticed it.

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  27. This show could be three hours of HHH dropping a hot thrice in the middle of the ring. I couldn't give a soaring shit.


    GTA V means I'm impervious to WWE booking.

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  28. This whole angle SCREAMED for Daniel Bryan to get screwed last night and next month until he could finally get Orton in a fair fight in the Cell.

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  29. His matches with Tanaka are amazing. I mean, in hindsight, maybe not the best idea, but still spectacular.

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  30. Here's the text teasing tonight's show:


    Daniel Bryan has the WWE title, while Stephanie McMahon has a "business propostion" for Dusty Rhodes.

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  31. Yeah, this is the problem with the heel authority screwjob. The fans were waiting for the fuck finish, leading to a reaction that wasn't nearly as huge as it should have been.


    (Also, even though I wholeheartedly approve of WWE Champion Daniel Bryan, this felt too soon. I'd have gone to Survivor Series at least, with interim challengers in between)

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  32. Muffler check?

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  33. I'd hate to accuse Steph of being a ho, but it's been suggested so many times already.

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  34. Also, they spelled it wrong. This is Big Dust. It's a "Bidneth propositionnnnnn."


    If you will.

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  35. I, for one, am all for more heel turns on this blog.


    Hell, we've gotten face turns. Might as well.

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  36. TEASE! Id love to have seen it. I liked Caliber but his "cracked meltdown" is like urban legend around here. I spent like an hour looking for it a few weeks ago but to no avail.

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  37. He be comin' to the pah window on the muthaship!

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  38. While ridin' a bithcycle!

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  39. EL DANDY! PLUNDAH!

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  40. I remember being shocked at how..inoffensive that Snooki match was. It was like "Oh, well, that was...something. Okay, moving on"

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  41. It's not wrestling related, but Breaking Bad last night though.

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  42. Flair asked me about GoT and he went crazy because he threadjacked. It was so random.

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  43. PLUNDARIN TONY! THEY BE PLUNDARIN!

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  44. Real talk.


    I'm beginning to question if my heart can withstand seeing the rest of this series through.

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  45. IT'S CLUBBERING TIME!!!!!!

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  46. Everybody loves a good meltdown though, dating back to the halcyon days of MRoberts21, Charlie Reneke, and Elvy. It was like a regular Heroes of Wrestling back then.

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  47. Yeah, at least *someone* gets enjoyment from that.

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  48. Are yo the person Caliber would always argue big bang theory with? Ive become more of a fan after initially being lukewarm on it and I think it's because I enjoy the female characters sooooo much more then the male ones. Melissa Rauuch has at least two lines an episode that get me to laugh out loud. Her and the blossom chick are the two consistently funniest on the show.

    Random subject change but am watching it so had our on the brain.

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  49. Wait, they're squishing 4 ppvs in the next two months???

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  50. Alright, so I ask only because I'm not sure I even know the answer myself.


    What IS the best case scenario for the Bryan angle tonight?

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  51. HHH gets in a car accident on the way to the arena.

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  52. Yes. I'm the one who would always argue Big Bang (and How I Met) with Caliber

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  53. But the trade the title back and forth numerous times until you have one final match to determine a definitive winner angle isn't bad either.

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  54. DO IT!


    There's only 2 left, you fucking have to.

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  55. That is random. If we didnt get one on the DX thread, im not holding out much hope

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  56. Didn't he get dropped 50 feet in a car once, only to show up just fine on RAW the following night?

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  57. I knew that sitting on my response would be the right idea.

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  58. Even if I wasn't physically able, I'd still have to for work.


    But last night's episode entered the show into the pantheon if it hadn't been already. That was downright Shakespearean.

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  59. The next night? That's preposterous.

    It was, like... two weeks!

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  60. Your_Favourite_LoserSeptember 16, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    tna is considering taken impact back off the road

    http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/297675/TNA-Taking-Impact-Off-The-Road?.htm




    EVERYTHING IS FINE

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  61. Your_Favourite_LoserSeptember 16, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    never watched it

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  62. Be careful. The downvoters seem to have created accounts now.

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  63. I rewatch 02-03 PPVs and RAWs because it's all I have on tape and I like background noise.

    DO NOT DOWNVOTE THIS MAN, he speaks truth.

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  64. Shane O Mac rides in on a unicorn just as HHH is about to overturn the title change and keepa the belt on Bryan.

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  65. You know what I just realised? Where was Damien Sandow last night when ADR was KO from a Van Terminator? Not exactly intellectual saviour behaviour

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  66. I really need to change my avatar to a picture less downvotable.


    Also, I guess I should probably stop being smarmy at some point? I don't know.

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  67. The way Shane looks now he might crush the unicorn.

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  68. I think I would rather take a shot in the mouth than watch that show again. At least it'll be faster, hopefully.

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  69. Breaking Bad is the greatest drama of all time after last night.


    I don't see how anyone can still carry the flag for The Wire or Sopranos.

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  70. In this thread it may just be Jesse Baker having another tantrum.

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  71. Your_Favourite_LoserSeptember 16, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    i would like to see a cabspaintedblue appear and the two of you would feud until armageddon, at which point cabspaintedgreen appears



    not unlike the skeksis

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  72. I doubt more than one or two of them would "sully" themselves by coming into a WWE Raw thread.



    It's more dangerous when the posts are much less frequent.

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  73. Fits in with the rest of the booking.

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  74. Stranger in the AlpsSeptember 16, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    I'm all for sending our esteemed Commander-in-Chief a challenging review. So KOTR 95 or New Blood Rising. I'm a sadist. Or a masochist. Or a sado-masochist. Or a wierdo.

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  75. It'll be like The Death of Superman arc or something. Except centered around a guy in terrible shape with no superpowers.

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  76. Getting both Bella twins.

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  77. You're not looking at the big picture.

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  78. I'm expecting a Bryan-Orton rematch, only with a wagonful of pancakes.

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  79. They created new plates for Bryan's title. Looks like it's sticking for now.

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  80. Regardless, he no-sold death. One of the reasons I love him.

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  81. Dragons? That would be cool.

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  82. So Ryback is a Paul Heyman guy?

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  83. On the bright side, DB is a two-time, two time champion.

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  84. Sooo....over/under on retroactive Dusty finish?

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  85. I love Breaking Bad, and I think it's awesome....


    BUT SONS OF ANARCHY IS EVEN MORE AWESOME.

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  86. Well, at least the sideplates aren't goat heads.

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  87. "They are literally hanging from the rafters here!"
    "Hey, Monsoon! It's almost time for Grand Theft Auto!"
    "That is a popular video game."
    "Video game?! I was talking about how I thought I saw Sheamus backstage."
    "WILL YOU STOP?!"

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  88. not jobbing to HHH's theme music?

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  89. That IS a less downvotable pic.

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  90. Sounds about right.


    Fuck, I wish I wasn't so jaded about it. The win at SS felt SO GOOD in comparison...right up until the Pedigree.

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  91. Figured it'd be before Bryan got a word out. I would've lost that one.

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  92. Am I the only one getting sick of "Yes"?

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  93. Clearly you meant 12 seconds.

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  94. Nope. He only sold the last one for two weeks.

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  95. And here comes the Dusty finish

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  96. Better "yes" than "what".

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  97. You are definitely just smarmy enough.

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  98. Picture a friend drew yesterday, WWE related: http://i.imgur.com/8OWZW6T.jpg

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  99. The refs have names?

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  100. "the talent". that might be a new one?

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  101. I have no problem with the Dusty finish here. It makes sense in the angle.

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  102. HHH: One half of the greatest tag team champions of ALL time!

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  103. Still is a stupid angle.

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  104. Here's a big fuck you to the 20 people who actually bought Night of Champions last night.

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  105. Still not as bad as paying for Punk vs. Benoit in 07.

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  106. Could have sworn they were going to get right to the shoddy officiating in the Divas match.

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  107. So stupid, if he gave a shit, he'd have come out last night

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  108. That's awesome.

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  109. It's always this guy that's getting in some shit.

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  110. Scott Armstrong is going to get downgraded for this. I don't think this officiating crew is going to see much action outside of the occasional number 1 tag team contenders match.

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  111. ...meanwhile Orton's still unconscious...if they really wanted to Dusty it, should have done it on a roll up instead of Bryan's new Cena-killer

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  112. Everyone seems to know what's coming, it's still going to take 20+ minutes though.

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  113. What should have happened is Bryan should have been 4th and 2 instead of getting a chance to replay 3rd and 6.

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  114. If HHH say cadence one more time...

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  115. Someone should tell HHH to go watch some baseball. Worse errors than that happen every other day it seems.

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  116. WWE : your "bad ref" angle is a whole year fucking late.

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  117. This would be better if there was no fast count and HHH was just speeding up the footage.

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  118. Hell, just direct him to CJ Ross' scorecard for Mayweather-Alvarez.

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  119. "It was a fast count. I don't know." There you have it folks.

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  120. They did do something last year with a bad count that lead to creation of Raw General Manager Brad Maddox.

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  121. Can't they just say HHH paid him off to count fast and keep the belt on Orton and move on?

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  122. Scott Armstrong, you have no respect for THIS CADENCE.

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  123. "Hey Hunter... what do NFL quarterbacks mess with to draw the defense offside? It's not tone... not pace... something like that though..."

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  124. Who do you think HHH is? The Million Dollar Man?

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  125. I swear, you think there will be a riot in the arena if they go through with this bullshit?

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  126. HHH, King of Kings, cerebral assassin, and THE BEST DAMN LAWYER SINCE MATLOCK!

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  127. Scott Amstrong has been in the WWE for 15 years? Wouldn't that put him there at about 1998?

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  128. True. I was thinking of anything involving Angel Hernandez.

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  129. ....whelp, I don't think I could have come up with a worse way to handle this

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  130. Really? This is what we're going to do?

    (sigh)

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  131. Triple H got Road Dogg to go through plastic surgery to look like his brother!

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  132. No further questions. I said no further questions!

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  133. DB paying off the ref to out-screw the Corporation? Nice twist if that's where it's going.

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  134. Boy look at this angle focusing on gettting Danial Bryan over.

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  135. This is an ... interesting take on the Dusty finish, you have to give them that.

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  136. Did Hunter borrow a thesaurus from Damien Sandow?

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  137. SO WHY EVEN HAVE HIM WIN LAST NIGHT?

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  138. Ha 11 minutes!!!

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  139. Historically, vacated titles tend to lead to new HHH title reigns.

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  140. just fucking whack him with the damn belt.


    er...title.

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  141. Hey, what's Cena doing at this moment? http://www.kayfabenews.com/make-a-wish-foundation-sends-cena-to-visit-dying-tna/

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  142. Abeyance? No one AND THE ROCK MEANS NO ONE in the entire arena knows what that word means.

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  143. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


    to anyone who thought last night's decision would stand.

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  144. It was Kevin Nash obviously. No matter if it was a phone call, a text, a IM, or snail mail. It's NASH!

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  145. Was close saying 12!

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  146. he may as well come out to the Beethoven theme music if he's gonna start using words like cadence so many times each promo...

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  147. Right the first time, fuck those idiots.

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  148. This angle makes no sense! Why would Triple H pay off the ref to frame the babyface instead of just screwing him?

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  149. You know who gets over on Dusty finishes? NO ONE.

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  150. Nah, wasn't standing, but sooooo stupid how they're doing it

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  151. No, it's the boss not wanting Bryan to have the title saying that DB was conspiring with the ref even though he wasn't.

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  152. Triple H needs to leave with the belt. His planet needs him.

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  153. Is that the first time they've referenced Bryan being mentored by Shawn?

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  154. (Triple H died on the way back to his planet.)

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  155. But they made new sideplates!!!!

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  156. Yeah, it's clear Bryan is getting screwed by the ref, he had no idea there would be a fast count.

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  157. Did he just say "WWE Championship BELT?"

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  158. Because that's how corporate politics works, you never want to be implicated in anything.

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  159. Quite the killing joke that was.

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  160. The WWE title is the Sword in the Stone, and only Hunter may draw it.

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  161. I figured it was more the ref making an excuse and saying anything to get out of trouble.

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  162. Good evening, this is already better than the PPV.

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  163. If he did, +1000 to whoever it was. Yes, even HHH.

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  164. Austin would have left Vince laying with a stunner. Somehow I can't imagine HHH taking a flying knee to the face.

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  165. I want Krusty showing us a sworn affidavit that HHH will never return!

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  166. No. A few times, that's where the Punk "HE JUST TOOK HIS MONEY!" line came from

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  167. Its set in FUCKING STONE if they make those sideplates

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  168. they need to just let bryan run off with the belt through the crowd for fuck's sake; have him go AWOL and force a rematch that way

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  169. the ref didn't say anything, HHH just made up the conspiracy.

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  170. I think the setup itself is unique...for a screwjob anyway. Not calling for anyone's head (yet).

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  171. Had a bowel movement that was better than last night

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  172. someone please bring out someone to cockblock HHH and Orton....

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  173. This is better than just HHH overturning things cause of the count, he's actaully creating a faux conspiracy that he's accusing Bryan is in on, even though he obviously is not. I think it's pretty good.

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  174. Can we get a tournament please?!

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  175. I don't like the implication that the guy in the suit can physically take anything away from the WWE Champion.

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  176. That... was an awesome way to do that.

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  177. YES, please.


    (I'm a slut for tournaments)

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  178. ahhaahahaha. Sorry. I shouldn't laugh at those that thought this would be a good angle for Bryan.

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  179. Jesus fucking christ.....

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  180. HHH will take it from Bryan? If Daniel clonks him with the title i'll forgive it otherwise this is dick waving taken to a whole other level even for HHH.

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  181. Unless it's a concussion from Bryan's knee impacting his cranium at high velocity.

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