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Howdy Blog O'Doomers!

Well it looks like we have a big go-home episode of RAW tonight in which they are rolling out guys that will not be participating in the upcoming Network special in order to draw numbers and help promote the Network special.

And we have a Super Bowl to eventually discuss. Way to defecate the bed Green Bay! (See, I'm keeping it clean!) I'm cool with Seattle but they are some whining, crying SOBs. Russell Wilson is probably still in a corner sobbing and some guy said "No one believed in us..."....really no one believed in the defending Super Bowl champions and No. 1 seed in the playoffs? And New England always has some silly controversy following them...I swear both of these teams might make me hate football in two weeks.

So anyway, tonight's show might be worth checking out, if not I'll just continue watching Royal Rumble 2001, I'm up to the Angle-HHH title match.

As for TV Tonight

RAW

12 NBA Games although with the American Holiday most have been played because Dr. Martin Luther King would have wanted it that way. Bulls-Cavaliers start in minutes!

6 NHL Games tonight because the Islanders already laid the smackdown on the Flyers

New Gotham, New Castle, The Larry Wilmore Show starts tonight at Colbert's old time slot. Tonight's Independent Lens documentary on TBS is about a young member of the U.S. military trying to report the war crimes of his old group and his efforts. Clint Eastwood would not approve.

Enjoy whatever you watch and keep it clean!


Comments

  1. MikeyMike, JuggernautJanuary 19, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    First homies!

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  2. FINALLY the NJPW thread is pushed down the page.

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  3. So do they actually do throw back/reunion/legends eps of Raw once per quarter, or does it just FEEL that way?

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  4. Whenever they are desperate for ratings.

    I bet part of the reason they are considering a brand extension is before the draft show used to pop a decent number.

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  5. All the legends they always bring back, am I the only one who wants to see the occasional diva legend return as well? Show the Diva's some love on these shows.

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  6. They really need to get the Seahawks to host an episode of Raw. They cut better promos than 90% of the roster.

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  7. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonJanuary 19, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Holy Hell, could the WWE be any more ice cold right now? Everything they do, sans Daniel Bryan turns to abject shit under scrutiny. The ending of Dexter makes more sense than the WWE.

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  8. Eh, outside of Trish, Lita, and Molly, there aren't any old ones I give a shit about.

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  9. I don't think many of them WANT to come back. I mean, what's in it for them? Being humiliated by Stephanie on RAW? Most of them seem content NOT to come back.

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  10. "Hey, I have an idea for how we get Bryan out of the Rumble! LUMBERJACK!"

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  11. Sunny, Terri Runnels & Beth phoenix are all on decent terms with WWE and not with any other companies.

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  12. Doug Baldwin punking out Deion was great, although the Seahawks WR corp is kinda shit

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  13. Beth feels too recent to have a nostalgia pop for, and for the other two, see my earlier comment

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  14. Over/under on Bryan coming out in a Seahawks jersey...

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  15. The guy riding the police issued bicycle and saying "After you win a Super Bowl you can do whatever you want." I like that guy...

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  16. They could probably get Sunny to do some nude shows on wwe.com!

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  17. I'd love to see Mickie, Victoria, or Stacy Kiebler come back as one-off appearances, but like I said, if it's just to be verbally abused/made to feel inferior to Stephanie McMahon (THE paragon of women's beauty and virtue, and standard of elegance to aspire to) I'd rather they just stay away.

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  18. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonJanuary 19, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    The appropriate term is LOG SCALER.

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  19. They are, but what they lack in WR skills they make up for in promo abilities.

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  20. I'm guessing Stacy will never return unless she's getting in the HOF.

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  21. I love that it's been the top thread for ten hours and has twenty comments, of which five are making fun of Dock Muraco.

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  22. They are the Dusty Rhodes of NFL WRs.

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  23. But football is bad and stupid in Vince's world.

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  24. MikeyMike, JuggernautJanuary 19, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    She's going to need to hit the treadmill before anyone would wanna see that.

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  25. you don't know bout hard times daddy....er....I mean mama

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  26. Victoria would be cool but like Beth, feels too recent of a worker for me to get in a tizzy about, I didn't care for Mickie post-Trish feud, and never cared for Stacy because flashing your thing doesn't count as a skill.

    But if they wanted to bring in Victoria or Beth to kill some Total Divas dead, Id be OK with thT!

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  27. So spending on the booking tonight, it should be pretty clear who's winning the Rumble.

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  28. While everyone is at home/on their way home from work, I'm still at work for another hour procrastinating. This sucks.

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  29. I'm interested in chubby Sunny. *shrug* I like my women with some extra padding.

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  30. And she has a better chance of marrying Clooney at this point

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  31. I'm sure he'd like to. I'm also sure Vince won't let him.

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  32. All it needed was a white teammate running behind him in a pink hoodie

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  33. Not feeling like seeing any of these old timers at all.

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  34. MikeyMike, JuggernautJanuary 19, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Hate that feeling. At least you don't have to do actual work though.

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  35. If Punk can rock a Blackhawks jersey and to Vince, I'm sure he considers hockey "un-american", then I think Bryan has a chance.

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  36. I was shocked Sherman didn't end up on Raw at some point last year.

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  37. That's because most of them never go away for very long at all.

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  38. Yeah, but isn't Road Dogg supposed to be there?

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  39. The problem is we saw most of them not even a year ago.

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  40. Vince, like most of America, has no idea who the Blackhawks are.

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  41. I couldn't care less; when I get home, I'm playing Stick of Truth or maybe getting the sis to play Mario Party 2

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  42. No...sucking up to the crowd for face heat is what HHH/Steph do! They're the best heels in the business, doncha know! Expect Stephie in a Seahawks jersey any day now...

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  43. Just stay away from shitty movies playing on cable.

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  44. Yep I got my foot off the gas pedal at work for the final hour like I'm the Packets

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  45. I return the upvote love for embracing extra padded women

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  46. I always enjoy these shows, lots of in-jokes and a chance to see them interact with the current stars.

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  47. (insert joke about him being on there 20 years later cause Vince is out of touch)

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  48. Feels pointless bitching about wasting Bray vs Bryan 2 on this show.

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  49. Maybe someone like TNT will throw me a bone and show the Mario Bros movie

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  50. Stick of Truth was a good time. I'm currently playing Shadow of Mordor. That game is big fucking middle finger to Ubisoft and their "We can't animate female assassins!" argument.

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  51. Should be a hell of a Raw. Is start the show off with Hogan.

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  52. Playing up Bryan's health on the preshow. Hmm...

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  53. Same here. Have 15 minutes to go, and work is SO SLOW.

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  54. Anyone else want to see the WWE title be up for grabs in the Rumble match next year? I think it would lead to more possible winners and thus a better match.

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  55. Real talk: A real version of show would actually feature these guys wrestling. Give me a 10 minute Shawn Michaels match. Let the Outsiders squash some jobbers.

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  56. "Another thing they did wrong was giving away PPV matches on free TV, just to pop some meaningless rating. The point of this business-ah is to make money."

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  57. I would think working only five hours today, it would go by fast, NOPE! It's been a painful 3 hours and change.

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  58. Seconded. Most of the chicks I've dated had some extra curves, and thats not a bad thing...
    That...is a good thing!

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  59. What does ol' Tammy look like these days?

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  60. or an angle at the beginning of the show that leads to a match featuring them. They shoot the breeze about old times and someone brings up the wrong subject.

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  61. Settling down to enjoy a women's basketball classic?

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  62. It'd be different, but they would never do it again because they won't break the Rumble Winner/Mania Main Event Formula. Too lazy to build a storyline from scratch for Mania

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  63. Inquiring minds DO want to know....

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  64. Lol, nah I'm watching my Dukies roll Pitt right now

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  65. She doesn't have the proper amount of thickness, I can tell you that.

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  66. It would have been a fun way to unify the titles. Put both champs in the match.

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  67. The only ratings ploy RAW hasn't tried at this point is monkey tennis

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  68. In Dallas? Not sure how that'll go over, even for Bryan.

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  69. Winner of the Royal Rumble because WWE Champion and earns the right defend against JOHN CENA at Wrestlemania!

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  70. Steiner: "She's FAT!"

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  71. Huh...I thought the only thing they haven't tried yet is to be not shitty at booking.

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  72. I'm re-iterating my concern over him taking the Sister Abigail...maybe they use that in a storyline swerve to get him out of the Rumble/make him questionable?

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  73. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonJanuary 19, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    I wish they'd scrap the whole main event at 'Mania stipulation, and turn it into a 'guaranteed title shot'; not a cash-in, Money in the Bank style deal. It'd be nice to have the Rumble be spontaneous again, instead of predictable drab.

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  74. I'd like to see a guy lose the title at the Rumble and then earn a rematch by winning the Rumble later that night.

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  75. So according to his Twitter account, Sheamus is supposedly coming back soon. Knowing WWE, I could easily see them having him return at the Rumble to eliminate Bryan, since they seem to have a major boner for trying to make that match happen at Mania each year.

    And if that happens, we're essentially looking at 2014 Rumble redux: Cena in a title match nobody wants him in, The Authority all over the program to no discernible advantage, and the Rumble winner arguably being the wrong guy.



    Same shit, different day?

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  76. Wade Barrett is just as big as Kane. Odd.

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  77. I disagree. Part of the fun of the rumble is the stakes involved.

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  78. Looking at the size of some of these NXT guys, they're all relatively small. Zayn, Neville, Itami, Balor, Breeze. Add in Sin Cara, Kalisto, Kofi, Kidd, Mysterio if they ever come to terms with him. WWE could have one hell of a cruiserweight division if they cared about such things.

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  79. Random: it's time to get rid of the automatic rematch clause. you lose the title and you go to the back of the line

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  80. Vince thought it was a vintage Tatanka shirt.

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  81. Same as it always is with this company.

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  82. Man, the leafs really are the Knicks of the NHL.

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  83. Well I doubt Kane can still press the same amount at his current age.

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  84. Or at least have to be the next guy in line. I don't see how losing your title makes you worthy to face the champ again after you already lost

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  85. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonJanuary 19, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Yeah, but how many years is there actually doubt over who's winning? Every year there's almost always one guy that's pegged to win, and there's never any surprise. This year there's two guys; the Rumble was best when five or six guys could conceivably win, and that hasn't been the case for a long time. By no small measure, most of the recent Rumbles have been boring.

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  86. I agree. I also happen to think that they need to bring back the IC champion being the #1 contender. But that's just me. *shrug*

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  87. Automatic rematch = Face wins clean or heel wins via nefarious reasons that set up next feud for face.

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  88. And they sure are selective about when that clause is in effect. Where was Warrior's rematch when he lost to Slaughter?

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  89. On the one hand, it's good that WWE is FINALLY realizing that, if they're going to do legends, they need to start dipping into the pool of Attitude era stars and stop relying on Sarge, Duggan and their ilk.


    On the other hand, I have absolutely no desire whatsoever to see the New Age Outlaws back on my TV screen.

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  90. Vince doesn't. Kidman said Vince hated that they got hurt all the time, so unless they make a one-arena, no travel and everyday show, I wouldn't hold my breath

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  91. He surrendered it to Sherri when she was molesting him.

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  92. Which is why it needs to go. Stop being lazy

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  93. I watched Rockabilly vs the real Double J from in your house in 1996 last night. God awful match.

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  94. Like when Magnum got hurt and they made Nikita #1 contender cause he was US champ.

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  95. MikeyMike, JuggernautJanuary 19, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    I hope they get the belts tonight.

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  96. It kind of sucks because how many of those guys are going to get a legitimate shot on the main roster. They're all going to be vanilla midgeted (except Itami's who's Japanese, so he'll be Funaki'd).

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  97. They should make a Katie Vick episode of Law in Order: SVU.

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  98. But man, after they first turned, and formed the Outlaws, and they were wearing the South Park shirts and stuff? Teenager me was SUPER into that.

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  99. I won't be able to watch till like 930 so this thread will be entertaining without context of what's happening

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  100. Anybody catch this reddit thread that went viral, about the dude giving a blow-by-blow account of his wife's infidelity as the PI investigates in real time?


    I mean, there's no way any of this bullshit actually happened, but it's amazing entertainment.

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  101. Amazing how they were able to turn things around and become one of the most popular tag teams ever.

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  102. Yeah, it's really played out.

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  103. doable. That's without even knowing.

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  104. They could get a shitty actress like Blake Lively to play the mannequin

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  105. So the last 5 minutes is HHH raping a corpse? I'll pass.

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  106. Past two years have been obvious. Sheamus winning was a surprise. ADR was a logical choice but far from obvious(to me anyways since I wasnt reading dirt sheets), Edge in 2010 was a surprise and that year had quite a few potential winners, 2009 was obvious but Orton was the hottest guy in the company, Cena in 2008 was the biggest shock ever, Taker in 2007 wasnt overly obvious, 2005 had two obvious winners(much like this year's), 2004 was built around just one guy(and its a top rumble), 2002/2003 were obvious, 2001 was either Austin/Rock.

    This year is either Bryan or Reigns. Two potential winners and as long as there are two believable winners I'm happy.

    I don't want to go back to when Big John Studd won the Rumble and went on to Guest Referee a Jake/Andre match at Mania V.

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  107. intestinal fortitudeJanuary 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    It's just not Raw without a confusing ending to NCIS as the lead in

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  108. It's time to bring the fucken ruckus!

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  109. I saw Barrett at a Tampa-area sports bar about two years ago with the Usos. He was a legit, 6-7+ I was surprised at how big he and Heath Slater were.

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  110. *nuclear Toronto crowd heat*

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  111. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 19, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    As if anyone would watch that show.

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  112. "I have a dream...that one day, we will not be smiling dancing idiots in the world of professional wrestling."

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  113. Ah, WWE trying not to be racists. Let's bring out New Day.

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  114. Oh yeah, it's MLK Day.

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  115. I'm off the next two days, time to be creative and/or fun.

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  116. And the wank begins...

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  117. L&O steals from everything else. Why not Raw?

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  118. If the first thing after this is New Day...Ohhhhh God

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  119. All men are created equal...but some dance better than others.

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  120. It's the #1 show on television.

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  121. Jericho said in his book that Vince is a huge fan of MLK. And yet, DANCIN' BLACKS

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  122. Not sure how the WWE justify being all about MLK Day and then roll out the DANCIN' NEGROES tag team.

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  123. Damn, beat me to it.

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  124. Jericho said in his book that Vince is a huge MLK fan, which is why he had Al Sharpton host Raw that one time.

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  125. When I think MLK, I think southern rock.

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  126. MLK would have eventually hosted RAW if he didn't get assassinated don't know you.

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  127. But in L&O fashion, it'll be a swerve s d HHH will be dead because the mannequin was alive the whole time

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  128. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 19, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Don't be silly, it'll be a 20 minute HHH promo first.

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  129. I have a dream, that one day, black men can dance for white men's amusement.

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  130. intestinal fortitudeJanuary 19, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    I've literally never seen more than last 90 seconds of any episode - Mark Harmon will never top Summer School, why even try

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  131. MikeyMike, JuggernautJanuary 19, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Did absolutely nothing on my three day weekend. Don't think I could take another day of binge watching Netflix.

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  132. Really looking forward to the New Day jobbing tonight!

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  133. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonJanuary 19, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Condi Rice? CONDI RICE? lel

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  134. pretty sure Nelson Mandela doesn't count as an American.

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  135. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 19, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Makes sense.

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  136. This is a thing happening tonight for anyone in the mood for an alternative to Raw

    http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/2015/01/beat-the-monday-night-blahs-with-rawlternative-an-independent-wrestling-special-event/

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  137. WWE should get Bill Cosby to host an episode.

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  138. He said today in a tweet that he is his hero which is so hard to picture.

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  139. Black is the new Orange.

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  140. Vince's gulping face at having to include Obama in the montage must've been hilarious.

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  141. So bland. She's the McDonalds side salad with no dressing of actresses

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  142. That would be amazing if Vince didn't know.

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  143. I say bring back Walker as the lead-in

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  144. Let's cut to some black folks in the crowd

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  145. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 19, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    So let's show all the blacks in the audience.

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  146. Was that the guy who made the face after the Taker loss?

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  147. LMAO. This opening is hilarious when you think about New Day and how evrry black "superstar" is situated right now.

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  148. And as a face moment, they can have Bill spike Stephanie's drink to help out Daniel Bryan.

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  149. But Funaki is numba one!

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  150. Tonight's the night...for another shitty Raw.

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  151. We get that, and New Day in the same show, right?

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  152. Actual Raw opening video.
    That's really rare.

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  153. "Annnnnnnnd...the REIGNING...DEFENDING...44th United States president...!"

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  154. Is that opening new?

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  155. Tonight's the night...I miss a terrible Nickelback song.

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  156. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 19, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    And still, a guy on the internet made a better version of it.

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  157. I'm surprised the crowd didn't interject.
    "Free at last..."
    "WHAT?"
    "Free at last..."
    "WHAT?"

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  158. We didn't land on WWE. WWE landed on US!!! - the promo I hope New Day gives.

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  159. R-Truth will get punked out, New Day will lose a match, Booker T will get attacked by Rusev. Who else is black?

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  160. Hogan, Flair, and all of Hunter's pals. LOL

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  161. WTF? There's no black legends?

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  162. Because when I think 'LEGEND', I think Billy Gunn.

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  163. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 19, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Well, this is a welcomed opening.

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  164. Besides Hogan, all of those guys are HHH buddies.

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  165. I'm still unclear on what exactly is reuniting. Just old, retired guys?

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  166. I see WWE follows indie procedure and uses pictures 10 years out of date to advertise old stars.

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  167. You just exposed yourself, Russo! I knew you posted here.

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  168. MikeyMike, JuggernautJanuary 19, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    They should get another theme song. They've been using this one for two and a half years now.

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  169. Isn't Ron Simmons at the show?

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  170. Nothing better to start with than a Paul Heyman promo

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  171. And here are our "legends". Everyone of them white. #MLKDay

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  172. Every single "legend" outside of Hogan is a HHH friend.

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  173. Ron Simmons is scheduled to be here.

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  174. ....and Brock makes another large paycheck.

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  175. Well MLK did bang a lot of random women in between all the civil rights stuff...so I'm sure Vince was envious.

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  176. The Oscar nominations weren't even this white.

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  177. Adam "Colorado" CurryJanuary 19, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Weighing in at a street value of 27 million dollars...

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  178. What a difference a year makes. Weren't the Outlaws tag champs at WM30?

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  179. Hey! it's beloved former WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar!

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  180. Well, JYD and Bad News Brown were otherwise engaged.

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  181. Time for Brock to make an easy six figures

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  182. Hogan is technically orange, isn't he?

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  183. MLK Day means...we take New Day seriously while mocking the Mexicans instead!

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  184. Sadly S.D. Jones is dead.

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  185. Just a note - the Brock theme is so badass. I mean, it works like a motherfucker, lol.

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  186. As compared to which WWE legends that hate HHH?

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  187. I'm starting to think Hogan is around so Triple H can learn from the master of backstage politics.

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  188. Brock is GASSED!

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  189. It's one of the few themes where, the minute it hits, you know your shit is about to get wrecked.

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  190. This definitely feels like a double turn involving Seth/Paul/Brock.

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  191. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 19, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Bout time he has a match on Raw.

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  192. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonJanuary 19, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    "Get your ass out here, boy."

    Irony!

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  193. Now this is how you open a show! REAL MEN want to beat the piss out of each other over trash talk!

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