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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O'Doomers!

Welcome to autumn/spring (depending on your hemisphere), or as we Floridians call it...summer.

Another rip-roaring Network special last night that featured one of the shittiest streams I've ever encountered on the Network. Still it wasn't a bad show. It wasn't great either. This is going to be a theme for these shows because there's enough good workers for some things to work in every show.

The Good:

Sheamus-Cesaro was great. I mean the crowd wasn't feeling them at start but you let two guys beat the crap out of each other for 12 minutes and the people were rocking. I liked the story of Cesaro throwing everything at Sheamus and the fella asking for more. It gives the program a nice building point as Cesaro will have to figure out that brute strength alone won't win.

Stardust. I'm a fan. People are fans. Heeling them will just make them more popular.

Ambrose-Rollins brawl. It worked, Ambrose has already moved into that Daniel Bryan spot but he might be a better fit for it because he embraces the challenge. Whereas Bryan was being booked to pander to the masses from time to time, Ambrose is just walking into the storm without a raincoat and fighting everyone. These things always work.

The Bad:

The Main Event was all right but I was promised a balls-to-the-wall brawl and got a screwjob finish instead. I'm not mad about the story development, I just wanted more action from the combatants.

Divas. Don't care

Miz as champion. Don't mind the gimmick but wish Sandow would have gotten it instead.

The Ugly:

All this Henry-Rusev hype for that POS match? Henry is at his best when guys are bumping for him and making him look like a monster. Rusev is on the elevator to the top so he's not going to look strong if he's always bumping so it wasn't a good idea from the beginning. Should have extended the Swagger program instead. People were behind it. A different finish at Summerslam and we would have something.

That's me.

As for TV tonight:

RAW
Monday Night Football (Jets & Bears, oh my)

Season/Series Premier hysteria

Gotham, Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, Sleepy Hollow, Blacklist and my personal favorite Celebrity Name Game.

But Gotham and MNF...yeah Raw is screwed tonight.

Come out swinging... but keep it clean!



Comments

  1. I'm not going to watch tonight. I just don't care and the Monday Live Thread gives me headaches starting around 8:30 when the posts flood in.

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  2. I don't know about story development in the main event - no one came out of that looking great and now we're getting Rollins/Ambrose and Cena/Brock at HIAC which was always gonna happen. Unless it doesn't happen in which case I'm also right #bulletproof #meltzer

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  3. You got me til then though!

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  4. I'VE GOT TIL.....8:30?!

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  5. so what's the main event program for HitC?

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  6. Lesnar and Cena was what I had assumed.

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  7. As a big time Batman fan I am going to give Gotham a chance and see what's what. Hopefully it's a good show.

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  8. I'm sure I'll be here a little bit

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  9. Yeah, I think it will be HiaC

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  10. For anyone who missed it, the MLW podcast with Wale was really good.

    http://mlwradio.libsyn.com/episode-146-wale

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  11. I defend the Rusev/Henry booking. Make a big deal about Murica, Rusev just kills him. If only the eventual ending of Rusev losing to Cena wasn't so depressing.

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  12. I just don't think this is epic enough for a part 3. I lost interest in the build to the second one. Would be nice if Cena would progress as a character in some fashion. Any fashion at all will do

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  13. Didn't he add a new towel merchandise item? Talk about fashion!

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  14. So Mark Henry gets a main event segment and the National Anthem to give his match heat. Jack Swagger just shows up.

    Mark Henry taps out. Jack Swagger didn't.

    If the people running WWE had half a brain, this would matter.

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  15. You got me there, but at the same time, he's no Ric Flair.

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  16. Is the endgame for Rusev jobbing to Cena? If so, that's pretty sad.

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  17. Meh, Swagger's lucky to still be employed.

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  18. We have Gold and Star. When will we see the return of Blue?

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  19. We don't know, but it's probably safe to assume. What other face will give the EVIL not Murica comeuppance.

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  20. spoken like a true conservative

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  21. You got a better idea?

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  22. Honestly, I'd like to see them not take the obvious route. Why not a guy like Ambrose that isn't your flag-waving American? He's not even American, right?

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  23. I did but Jesse Baker stole it and used it as his own. Now I'm stuck with nothing.

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  24. Maybe so, but one thing wrestling has always taught is that if you get a hot hand, run with it. There have been more despicable people that Swags (with less heat) given multiple chances.

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  25. Hasn't that been the endgame for everybody but Cena in the last 10 years?

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  26. Zeb had the heat, not Swagger.

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  27. The only other realistic option I see is even worse, Big Slow. Who beat Rusev at a couple house shows this month.

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  28. I love this time of the year. TV is absolutely packed tonight and more importantly, I have no reason to watch Raw.

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  29. For everyone not watching Raw, don't despair. I will be here to overload you with everything you missed.

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  30. and it was cool for the first three or four years but mannnnnn I don't know how the kids are still hanging in there. I got tired of Hogan after 5

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  31. Hideo Itami: American Saviour

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  32. Had. Swagger did just fine for himself during those couple of weeks Zeb was out selling an injury.

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  33. I'm hopeful for it too. Batman's got a great roster of villains and as long as Jim Gordon is done right, the show could last for a long while.

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  34. It seems like Konnan has something good going here.

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  35. WM 5 or age 5?

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  36. Are there any Manhattan hotels with parking that cost no more than $300-400/night?


    Or wherever, really, as long as I can get to the Ed Sullivan Theatre easily (short subway is ok) and without making my wife walk through scary neighbourhoods.

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  37. Fuck all THIS shit, Devils preseason starts tonight. Preseason, regular season, playoffs, they better beat the Rags, hehe.

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  38. that's a lot to pay for parking..
    but..


    gershwin. arty, small, and across from the museum of sex

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  39. None that you would feel safe staying in.


    Best bet is to have family living there.

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  40. I'm with you, I really just want it to be...decent at least, that'll be enough for me. It helps that Ben McKenzie's in it and I love him in basically everything.

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  41. Don't give Creative any ideas. Bizarro Cena (with evil goatee) vs. Cena might be your WM31 main event.

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  42. Tonight's show is in Memphis. Predict the stupid wacky shit involving Jerry Lawler will do tonight.

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  43. Well, if the WWE sets up their segments to oppose MNF's again then I know that I can stop watching after halftime.

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  44. Parking is mandatory. I am looking at this place now.

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  45. I'm waiting for the Kents, the story of struggling childless small town farmers trying to get the crop in before the frost hits

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  46. Lawler was doing some wacky shit last night. The man was out of it.

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  47. It's going to hard to keep me into this feud with 5 more weeks of Heyman promos. I think last night was the time to move on.

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  48. Adam "Colorado" CurrySeptember 22, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Something involving statutory rape?

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  49. just give a homeless guy a dollar and tell him to drive your car around while you sleep

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  50. That would actually be fun just to see how the hell creative has Cena overcome all odds against Cena while still not getting overcome because it's Cena who always overcomes the odds except when those odds are John Cena.

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  51. Swagger was pretty fucking over about a month and a half ago.

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  52. Gunther the Nasty LoserSeptember 22, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    The commentary for NoC deserves a category of suck all its own

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  53. I'm watching the Video Vault of Angle/Taker -- it's amazing how, when they let Cole just call the match and not have to put the story over and/or deal with the inanity of Lawler/JBL playing characters, he's actually quite good.

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  54. I've been listening to a while. Only complaints are it can get all over the place and the main hosts (Konnan, Court Bauer and MSL) aren't there every week. Like last week their Saturday podcast was hosted by MSL, Ed Ferrara, and Disco Inferno.

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  55. It's fairly well amazing that the fucking guy had his on-air partner basically drop dead next to him and gave no obvious sign of the insanity happening around him...and they rewarded him with even less trust to do his job.

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  56. Adam "Colorado" CurrySeptember 22, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    The terrible commentary is the main reason I don't watch WWE. I can handle the shitty booking as long as the workrate is decent, but if I have to watch that shit on mute I'm not going to waste my time. Maybe I should learn Spanish.

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  57. It's a shame there isn't another option, I use SiriusXM to listen to different announcers during televised baseball games all the time.

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  58. TJ: I finally got around to watching the alternate ending of HIMYM...man, they should of ran with that ending. But I'm not telling you anything you don't already know.

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  59. I've generally always stayed out in suburban Jersey and taken the the NJ transit train into the city. You can save some money if you don't mind an hour train ride and it drops you right off at Penn Station / MSG where you can get a subway to like anywhere.

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  60. This is the darkest timeline. :(

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  61. Gunther the Nasty LoserSeptember 22, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    TOO SOON

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  62. To be fair, Koslov jobbed to HHH.

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  63. Going to a Letterman taping?

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  64. Gunther the Nasty LoserSeptember 22, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Lawler's heart attack turned Cole face with how he handled it

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  65. Even the O.C?

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  66. How much longer is he around? It feels like he retired months and months ago.

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  67. Californiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  68. Better now than next year.


    How long/how hard was it to get tickets?

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  69. Dunno, I haven't even watched it in ages but I used to years ago and put in for the tix months ago. Got the call today for a taping on Thu.

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  70. Someone is excited about Big Bang still? "Spoiler" Sheldon is an asshole, Leonard will be insecure about Penny, Howard will wear dumb clothes.

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  71. That show can eat a horse cock.

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  72. Not sure if you're checking replies or not, but is Celebrity Name Game airing anywhere in prime time? I thought it was in syndication, mostly in the afternoon. I'm a huge Craigy Ferg fan.

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  73. Big Bang Theory is a terrible show with totally unlikable characters.

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  74. Californiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  75. ShHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAldon is an asHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAshole, LeoHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAnard will bHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAe insecHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAure about PeHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAnny, HowaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHArd will weHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAar dumb cloHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAthes.


    *ftfy

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  76. I want to slap the people who think Sheldon has Asberger's or Autism.

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  77. I like the little blonde chick with glasses. She's cute.

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  78. The undercard characters are better than the main eventers.

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  79. Geez, are we really going to look down on other people's tastes? We friggin watch Raw, which hasn't been good in months.

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  80. Gunther the Nasty LoserSeptember 22, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Something something bazinga!

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  81. That guys like Louis and Ricky are losing comedic performance awards to him is just...tells you everything really.

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  82. Boom! Petuka Bazooka...Of REALITY

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