Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O'Doomers!

Hope you all had a good weekend and are ready to deal with the grinds of the week. As an additional contribution to the site I did a review of the Legends of Wrestling Roundtable that was dedicated to Black History Month (Called The Soul of Wrestling) and it was even better than I remembered. I will throw that up on the site later tonight or in the morning.

As for TV tonight:

RAW in its three-hour glory

9 NBA games with the Clippers-Mavericks looking good. NHL has five games.

Biggest CBK game appears to be 1 vs. 2 between South Carolina and UConn women

New Gotham, Jane the Virgin and part two of Better Call Saul.

Come out swinging and keep it clean!

448 comments:

  1. Re: Saul... would it help to have watched Breaking Bad? Because I watched Saul but came away "eh".

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  2. Did Bret ever beat DiBiase, or were all their singles matches draws?

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  3. The new blog will be launching next Monday night after Raw. First post will be my review of next weeks Raw. All hands on deck. Look forward to talking to you all in the comment section.

    Does anyone have Meekins contact info? I'm looking to reach out and see if he'd be interested in reviving his "Meekin on..." columns and QOTD at the new site. I've got a great group of guys I'm working with on this project and I believe he could add a lot of value.

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  4. I wonder if Sting is actually training for his WM match or if he just plans on walking out in a t-shirt?

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  5. In just a t-shirt? Ted Kennedy style?

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  6. This Boss Man promo about defending his mother's honor against Heenan comes off really disingenuous after what he did to the Big Show.

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  7. He defended his [i]own[/i] mother's honor. He doesn't give a shit about other people's mothers.

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  8. T-shirt? He's not even gonna take off his trenchcoat to wrestle.

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  9. have they advertised anything in particular for tonight?

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  10. Not sure...that would have been a dope IC title feud.

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  11. Cena/Rusev and Reigns/Bryan. Anything else booked for Fastlane? Tag title with breakup for the Dusts. I genuinely would like to see Goldust vs Cody at Mania. Sleeper potential.

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  12. Didn't he get heat from Hogan & Bischoff for getting out of shape for Starrcade 97?

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  13. That was disappointing. I was expecting baaaaaaaaaack body drops

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  14. Sting wouldn't get in shape for a match at 37. He's not going to bother at 57

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  15. The lineup for RAW tonight is basically your Fast Lane card.

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  16. Bell rings, points bat, lights go out, comes back on and Hunter is laying in a pool of "red". Boot on chest for the pin.

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  17. I fully expect NXT on Wednesday to be better than Fastlane and possible Mania. It will definitely have been better booked.

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  18. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessFebruary 9, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Anyone wanna help me move a couch from the living room of my first floor apartment to the sidewalk outside - no more than 75 steps - on Sunday? Pizza and beer is on me!

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  19. Usos b Caesaro/Kidd apparently

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  20. I loved Breaking Bad, and thought the pilot for Saul was slow. I'll watch again tonight because I trust the writers to create a compelling product. I think watching Breaking Bad might help a little, but is not crucial by any means.

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  21. Okay, but due to differences in airfare I'll be landing in Newark.

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  22. Um, yeah. Def need to see breaking bad first

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  23. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessFebruary 9, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Hmmm. I'll see what I can do.

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  24. Sure, after I honor Black History Month everyone else on the blog follows suit. I guess I had to break the racial barriers of the BoD

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  25. He already got his payday, he don't give a fuck

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  26. Since the match quality wouldn't matter either way, I'm sure he's home keeping vigil with a box of donuts.

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  27. You get my trade offer?

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  28. Quite excited for Raw tonight.

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  29. 41°8′44″N 73°59′42″W

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  30. They love to slow build but I'm not worried. That familiar face at the end will definitely perk things up in ep 2, I think...

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  31. I found it amusing Tyresse dies in Black History Month.

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  32. THE POWER OF VINCE JORDAN COMPELS YOU

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  33. Or black body drops.

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  34. Michonne fills their black quota

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  35. This sounds like bro work. I'm always down to help a bro. I'll bring a VHS copy of WWF One Night Only PPV from 97.

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  36. And a woman too.

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  37. I love Ready to Rumble

    "Gordie, why does it look like you have your finger in your butt?"
    "Cause I do?"

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  38. Yeah, that's where knowing Breaking Bad would help a bit. We know he's a badass!

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  39. I did. I can't afford to trade Quick right now. Bernier is falling apart and I have a scrub as my 4th. Hutchinson is my best at the moment. I need a goalie with a regular gig. As I type this both of my goalies are already -1 points tonight.

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  40. Not really. Daniel Bryan rumored to be in the title picture and he's my favorite guy on the roster? Why should I be angry about this?

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  41. I kind of find it funny that they're probably going the triple-threat route at Mania due to Bryan support, since it's arguably less vociferous now than it was last year. If anything, this is far less about Bryan getting into the main event than it is about someone other than Reigns getting the shot.

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  42. What about Mrazek instead of Allen?

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  43. He and Hunter are basically going to lay around for 20 minutes anyway, so I doubt he's going to have much opportunity to get blown up. Still, if he has an even passing interest in his craft anymore, I would hope he'd do his best to get into a shape that will allow him not to wrestle in a t-shirt at possibly the biggest show he's ever wrestled on.

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  44. I just sent you a trade offer for Byf Bagwell. Can't believe I dropped that dude early in the season.

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  45. So fucking frustrating trying to trade for guys in the BoD fantasy hockey league because only like 4 guys are active in it.

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  46. Howard is coming back soon

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  47. Mrazek is still starting ahead of him though.

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  48. I think it's a little too early to call. I do fear that Bryan is no longer the "in" thing to cheer and get behind. But given a complex storyline and some drama, I think it could drive fan interest.


    Shit. Now, that I'm thinking about it, maybe playing Bryan and Reigns against each other may be a smart way to encourage enthusiasm. I can see both guys being less over by the time they get to Mania, but I can also envision them being molten hot, too. By confronting the audience with these two choices, they'll inspire a reaction in the fans.

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  49. I think next season anyone who did not make a single lineup change or drop is getting the boot

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  50. Otunga and Graves doing the preshow... these guys are beautiful men. I don't care how gay that makes me sound, they're a photogenic, eloquent pair. And THE man, Scott Stanford, is hosting.

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  51. Got the roast boiling... this is going to be an awesome boil.

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  52. ThebrazilianpsychoFebruary 9, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    I did my wrestlemania dream card XXXI again:


    Brock Lesnar(c) vs Daniel Bryan-WWE title match, Bryan wins after a 25 minute war.


    Rusev/Reigns IC/US title unification, let them have 8 minutes. Reigns goes over.


    Cena, Sting & Undertaker/HHH, Kane & Big show, 5-8 minutes, babyface team goes over


    Ambrose/Rollins Ladder match for the MITB, 20 minutes and Ambrose wins


    Usos vs Kidd/Cesaro for the tag belts, Kidd/Cesaro go over after 10-15 minutes of action


    Charlotte/Nikki Bella for the Divas title- 3 minutes, Charlotte squashes Nikki


    Battle Royal, Bray wins and setting him as the next WWE title challenger


    Pre-Show matches: The Miz/ Mizdow, winner gains the rights of The Miz character(credit for Cabspaintedyellow with this idea), Mizdow wins after 8 minutes


    NXT title


    Sami Zayn/Kevin Owens. Give them 15 minutes, Zayn retains.

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  53. Thinking of just playing Civ instead of watching Raw.

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  54. Rumor has it Rikishi is getting announced for HOF tonight.


    Can we all agree Rikishi sucked and has no real business in there

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  55. They have me hooked with this Bryan/Reigns dynamic. There's a lot of layers that can be introduced to their feud and relationship to each other. To quote Vinnie Jones, "It's going to be emotional, baby!"

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  56. Biff Kensington Has a PosseFebruary 9, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    The first rule to a good troll is to not overstep your bounds. I
    don't buy the story about Vince changing his mind about adding Bryan to
    the main event at WrestleMania. So much misinformation and bullshit has
    been flowing out of Stamford in the last thirty days. I honestly believe
    this rumor was floated to quell the uprising from the fans, so that as
    we close in on the show people will expect Bryan to get added at any
    point and diffuse a lot of the tension.

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  57. I like Bryan/Reigns but I don't think the buildup will be anything special. Do think they'll hit **** at Fast Lane tho.

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  58. Damn skippy. That Makin' a Difference Fatu should be in, however.

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  59. "Sour and Gory" <3 u Hawk

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  60. I can't wait for the reaction when they announce the Bushwackers.

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  61. I think it's a strong possibility. I just wouldn't call it probable. Precedent has been set for including Bryan, and it was successful then.

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  62. I'd go...I hate having boots on my feet Fatu

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  63. No no no, the Sultan should be in.

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  64. Nah, I love Rikishi. Passes the Koko B Ware test so it's fine.

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  65. Everyone passes the Koko test :(

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  66. Biff Kensington Has a PosseFebruary 9, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    I think that's the biggest problem working against Bryan this year, because they did it last year. I just think there's so much history to show that Vince will do what he wants, and if he doesn't have his hand forced he'll go with his gut. I don't think the backlash to Reigns has been as bad as it was for Batista at this same point after the Rumble. The Rumble match was rough but he's still getting a lot of cheers too.

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  67. Hawk has this weird rat tail at the end of his double mohawk. As if his hair wasn't fucked up enough.

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  68. ThebrazilianpsychoFebruary 9, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Alright, no one is gonna judge you.

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  69. Bushwackers are more credible

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  70. He was way over for a time plus Rock or Reigns will be involved with this so they have their reasons for doing it.

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  71. http://i.imgur.com/sQGJ3SK.png

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  72. The reaction has been tempered by Bryan's inclusion in the mix for the last week, though. Vince might see that the best way to have a smooth, paved road to Wrestlemania is have Bryan in the main event, and then rolling the dice in the actual match. I definitely see your points, though. Bryan fans shouldn't go into this blindly.

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  73. I'm oddly looking forward to tonight's show. That'll change by about 8:08, but it's 7:44 now!

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  74. come on have some optimism. You could at least hope to still be excited until 8:25..when HHH is still talking.

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  75. You sweet, foolishly optimistic man.

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  76. Yeah, this is about ROMAN REIGNS FAMILY IN THIS BUSINESS>

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  77. This. Or FIFA. Or EWR. Or WMMA

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  78. Blah. A waste.

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  79. I don't believe NXT should be on WrestleMania.


    Just because if Vince gets close enough to it, he'll need to "fix it."

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  80. So like 12 years ago, my mom got me a Star Wars Lego set for Christmas.


    I put it together this weekend.


    I want more Lego.


    I'm a grown man. Is this a problem?

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  81. ThebrazilianpsychoFebruary 9, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    But what about the rest of the card?


    Good or bad?

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  82. no..I just can't justify spending the crazy prices on the big licensed items or I'd be there with you.

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  83. I KNOW, RIGHT? There are lik $200 sets. They say "aged 9-14" but they HAVE to be for grown ups. And I'm not talking about those "architecture" sets either.

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  84. Terrible. Never watch wrestling again.

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  85. Part of me kind of hopes they stick with Reigns, just because that's going to be a once in a lifetime atmosphere for that match.


    Actually, knowing them, it'll be twice in a lifetime when they fuck up again next year.

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  86. Biff Kensington Has a PosseFebruary 9, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    That's the point. Lol

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  87. There is a $4600 Millenium Falcon set of LEGOs.

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  88. no way, that's all Uso

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  89. I used to have friends that were really proud of how awesome they could play guitar hero, I always thought, "You know if you'd spent the time practicing on a real guitar instead of a video game you could...actually play guitar now."


    For me I'd rather spend my time learning how to build a real object from scratch, like a desk or something.

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  90. I see where you're coming from but I'd rather feel super happy.

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  91. He is an incredibly obese man who took massive bumps off both a cage and HIAC. If anything, he belongs at least for that.

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  92. I wonder why they just didn't give Virgil a clean win at 7 and blow it off there?

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  93. Biff Kensington Has a PosseFebruary 9, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    I have this mild urge to see Lesnar/Reigns for the train wreck it'd be... But I have come to hate Reigns so much, I just can't in good conscience support the idea.

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  94. I wondered the same thing about a lot of Mania matches from those first 10 years. Loads of countouts, DQs, and double countouts/DQs.

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  95. You know Lesnar would be bored out of his mind for that and try some weird shit to entertain himself.

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  96. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessFebruary 9, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    I think those might be a bit off... I don't think they're the coordinates for the end of time.

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  97. gotta protect dat house show business I guess.

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  98. Biff Kensington Has a PosseFebruary 9, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    It's hard to believe that their low-card program ran from January past WrestleMania AND SummerSlam deep into the Fall.

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  99. I live in an apartment; I don't have room for a real desk.


    I would like to build a coffee table with a chess board on it.

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  100. Oh god, I forgot about the whole Virgil yelling at Piper to get up stuff.

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  101. THIS is the problem. It's not so much that we want Bryan over Reigns, but now A TON of people HATE Reigns. They've Cena'd him.

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  102. Reigns isn't a bad guy. He's a hard working guy who has a bright future, but is getting a monster push WAY too soon. Its not his fault though.

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  103. New Hall of Fame inductee revealed.

    https://twitter.com/WWEUsos/status/564907307658924033

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  104. Cause they wanted DiBiase and Piper to be drawing on the C-show main events, I'd bet.

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  105. Biff Kensington Has a PosseFebruary 9, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    It's a matter of believability for me; Reigns's offense is so bland, it's unrealistic to me to consider him a threat. Bryan is far smaller, but he wrestles like an ass kicker, so it works better for him.

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  106. Don't get me wrong, toys are fun, it's just when it becomes a thing people devote hours and hours and hours to, that's when it gets a little weird.


    I live in an apartment too, like five years ago I built a chest of drawers, it's seriously one of my proudest accomplishments.

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  107. So was the Virgil/Piper stuff supposed to be about Piper overcoming his racism from the previous WM?

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  108. Have there been anymore NJPW shows with JR yet? Watched the Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi match today and wow was it awesome.

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  109. Yeah I said this a few months ago: I believe Ambrose can beat Lesnar by out-crazying him, I believe Bryan can beat Lesnar by out-wrestling him, I believe Cena can beat Lesnar by out-lasting him. But I can't believe that Reigns can over-power Lesnar.

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  110. They were just suddenly BFFs, there wasn't really a bigger thing to it than that.

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  111. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 9, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    I don't know why, but reading Raw in it's 3 hour glory at the top made me laugh.

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  112. I still have the $300 Imperial Star Destroyer that's like 3 feet long. 2 friends and I opened it, looked at the book, looked at the 20 pouches of parts, and gave up within 10 minutes.


    I was under the impression it was the start of the epic Lego Star Wars series.

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  113. Bryan is just who they get behind the most. It's more that the people don't want Reigns being forced on them over a number of people

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  114. These last two minutes of NCIS are so mindblowingly awful, I don't know how people sit through an entire episode.

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  115. Kinda like erasing Reigns' picture amirite?

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  116. Think that's gonna be a once a year thing at best.

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  117. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 9, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Yeah, it's Vince being an idiot.

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  118. They really screwed the pooch with the Rumble. If they'd brought Bryan back, just had him announce his intention to eventually regain the title, then immediately have the Authority go after him by sending in a newly-heel Sheamus or Randy Orton, then we wouldn't be here.

    Have Sheamus get DQ'ed for hitting Bryan with a chair. Then have him in the final 3 of the Rumble along with Reigns and Big Show. Reigns spears Show, eats a boot from Sheamus, but then Bryan comes out and distracts Sheamus. Reigns clotheslines Sheamus out, who then brawls away from the ring with Bryan. Reigns walks into a chokeslam attempt, escapes, hits the Superman punch and tosses Show out.

    Perfect? No, but at least Reigns looks strong, and you build up to a Mania blowoff match between Bryan & Sheamus, with Bryan cutting promos saying when he beats Sheamus he's going to challenge whoever walks away from Mania with the belt.

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  119. Last Monday - Boos, Lots of Them (Except for DB)

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  120. They are going to be shoving Samonas down our throats all WrestleMania weekend, and maybe a couple more people are gonna cheer Reigns because of it.


    By the way, what exactly in the name "ROMAN REIGNS" sounds Samoan?

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  121. He clearly didn't hate black people...as long as they knew their place.

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  122. THe preshow was light years better than Saxton/Matthews, Riley, Booker and Albert combinations. Keep Stanford, Otunga, and Graves. When possible, sub in Renee and Heyman.

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  123. Biff Kensington Has a PosseFebruary 9, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    His douche-tastic behavior since the Rumble outside the ring soured me more than his shit booking.

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  124. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessFebruary 9, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Some people like to look at the black-haired chick.

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  125. Dammit...I want to watch wrestling on the net, but that totally legit feed does not seem to be working.

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  126. It's boring. He has 4 moves and you see all of them coming a mile away

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  127. Last week on Raw: Triple H talked for 28 minutes.

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  128. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 9, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Otunga has been demoted to the pre show?

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  129. Totally forgot there was a raw preshow...

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  130. Seth just tweeted out a nude of some girl. lol.

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  131. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 9, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Yeah, at least I can laugh at a CSI show.

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  132. Are you challenging him?

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  133. I bought the $130 Millennium Falcon on clearance for $65.

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  134. The Raw intro ending on Diesel Squared just makes me lulz.

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  135. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 9, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    It hasn't been really their top priority for the past year.

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  136. This song sounds like its a Linkin Park cover band.

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  137. That Raw theme is terrible.

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  138. You can tell how thin the roster is by how many guys are shows multiple times in the intro

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  139. We start with Roman...and it's straight girlpop covered by boos.

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  140. Girls shriek but mostly boos

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  141. And not even a particularly hot one either.

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  142. I hope Steve Austin inducts Rikishi.

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  143. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 9, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    But do you remember the name?

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  144. Roman needs new music in the worst way. Should have debuted it after the RR.

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  145. NWA stronghold CBus bringing it!

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  146. No idea. But fake boobs do almost nothing for me.

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  147. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 9, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    He really has turned into the next Cena.

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  148. They aren't booing they are saying Brooooooo cause Roman is their Bro

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  149. Hes been promoted to the pre show.

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  150. Biff Kensington Has a PosseFebruary 9, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    That spear is still the tits.

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  151. BRRRRRRABADOOOOOO

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  152. Tonight is the night?

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  153. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessFebruary 9, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Demoted? It's the first screen time the dude's had in forever!

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  154. Needs to be a rock theme. And not Nickelback. They haven't had a good song since 2005

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  155. John Pollock insisted "Denver chose Reigns" on the Review-a-Raw podcast last week based on the spear, it was pretty sad.

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  156. Maybe. But kiddies not popping for him yet. Just the girls.

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  157. ThebrazilianpsychoFebruary 9, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    They cheer, they boo, I love it MAGGLE.

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  158. Roman Reigns's crowd reaction is only .5 on the Bootista scale tonight. Maybe he still has a chance.

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  159. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 9, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    You mean they're trying to start a BOOOO RAAAAH chant.

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  160. Oh god he's got the mic!

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  161. Go check seth rollins twitter says cult status

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  162. Fairy tale time

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  163. Trollman Reigns!

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  164. Reigns is pretty over tonight...

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  165. Weird, he seemed pretty down on him on Bauer and Pollock.

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  166. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 9, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    What type of fairy tale is he gonna tell tonight?

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  167. Why would you give him a mic. Vince is seriously crazy.

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  168. Nickelback. Good. Does not compute.

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  169. Damn that fucking smark haven city Columbus for booing Roman Reigns. Fucking smarks, cant wait for WWE to get back to a non-smark town.

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  170. Rollins deleted it within seconds.

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  171. Except every time that it hasn't happened, Roman.

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  172. "I fight Brock Lesnar for the world championship" gets booed like FUCK

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  173. still there i just checked

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  174. The Authority arent the only ones that dont want you in that spot....

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  175. Then you should consider that option.

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